Arnie: I'm a better actor now

Former Governor of Cailfornia says that he learned a few things as a politician

Arnold Schwarzenegger says that the experience of being a politician has made him a better actor.

The former Governor of California, who is out and about promoting his new film 'The Last Stand' with Johnny Knoxville, made the remarks in an interview with CNN.

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Arnie... a better actor having been a politician (Copyright: PA)

“I got older. I got wiser. I experienced certain things as governor that helped me with my performance. I think I'm better today than when I left the acting field,” he said.

The governator did not, however, reveal any specific incidents during his tenure which improved his skills.

But he did praise the director of 'The Last Stand' for his work on the film.

“I think the movie turned out really terrific and I was very fortunate to work with a director that is really good at pulling performances out of actors. I loved working with Kim Jee-woon.”

Schwarzenegger has a raft of film projects forthcoming since returning to showbusiness.

Both 'The Tomb', with Sylvester Stallone, and 'Ten', with Sam Worthington, are due out this year.

Also in the pipeline are his 'Twins' sequel 'Triplets', and a sequel to 'Conan The Barbarian', which he recently said he wants to be made in the style of Zack Snyder's violent CGI romp '300'.

“The important thing with the Conan project is to make it into an A-movie that they treat it like a '300' or any of those great movies, rather than a B-movie where they hack a few heads off, a few limbs off and run around with a sword,” he told MTV.

“The audience and the fans are very sophisticated. They've seen all the 'Spider-Man' and 'Superman' and 'Iron Man' and 'The Expendables' as regular action movies. They've seen it all. So when they see a Conan movie coming, they demand a spectacle.”