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Arnold Schwarzenneger Reading Scripts, Wants Career Like Clint Eastwood

Arnold Schwarzenegger
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The former Calif. Governor is eyeing a return to acting - and one role in particular is already "delighting" him.

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is currently reading three scripts.

"One topic/script, which I considered a long time ago before governor, is delighting me particularly," he tells Austrian newspaper the Kronen Zeitung, according to the Huffington Post. "In it I would play an older soldier, who gets the order at the ending of the war to kill a bunch of kids. But he doesn't do it and gets them to safety at the risk of his life and it has all kind of adventure. This script is based on a true story!"   When it comes to his movie career, Schwarzenegger says he is looking to follow in the footsteps of Clint Eastwood.   "In the future I have to adapt my roles to my age," he says. "Clint Eastwood also has done it in the same way. Extreme fighting or shooting is not possible anymore. I want to be more encouraged as an actor and I believe that I can manage this challenge. I am like a sponge, which is absorbing all the knowledge and always be willing to learn all new things."