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Arnold Schwarzenegger supports movie violence

Writer: Peter Chai


Arnold Schwarzenegger has no problem with movie violence.

20 Jan – After serving as the Governor of California for more than half a decade, Arnold Schwarzenegger is currently enjoying his post-politics life and a delighting comeback onto the big screen with his new movie "The Last Stand", and recently the 65-year-old said that there is no parallel between films and gun violence in real life, according to The Washington Post.

"I personally feel that this is entertainment. The other thing is a serious real life tragedy. I think that we are going to continue doing entertainment. That is what we are doing as our profession, but at the same time, we all have a responsibility, I think, to improve the situation that we are in," said Schwarzenegger, who is playing Ray Owens, a sheriff of an Arizona border town who is challenged to stop a Mexican cartel boss from returning to Mexico in Kim Ji-Woon's "The Last Stand".


Arnold Schwarzenegger and Johnny Knoxville in "The Last Stand".

Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger also addressed the gun tragedies that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut and claimed that parenting, education, security and gun laws are needed to tackle gun crimes.

"We as a society have the responsibility to look at this and leave no stone unturned," he said.

Before returning to the big screen with a major role in "The Last Stand", Schwarzenegger had warmed up himself by making a small appearance in "The Expendables 2", alongside fellow action film heroes like Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Jason Statham.

This year, the "Terminator" star will get into action with Stallone again in Swedish director Mikael Hafstrom's thriller "The Tomb".

"I feel I have a bigger range, acting-wise. It could be because of the age. It could be because of my experience that I have had now as governor," Schwarzenegger added.

"The Last Stand" will be released in Singapore on 21 February.

Cinema Online, 20 January 2013


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