Arnold Schwarzenegger may have started his life in the public eye as a body builder but it's his Hollywood movie career that propelled him to a life of fame and it's that career that the organisers of Comic-Con chose to honour at this year's convention, the Toronto Sun reported today (July 13, 2012).
Schwarzenegger's breakthrough role came when he was cast as The Terminator in the movie of the same name in 1984. The film became a global hit and Schwarzenegger's "I'll be back" line became one of the most quoted lines in cinematic history. He went on to star in the movie's sequels, as well as more child and family-friendly movies such as Twins and Kindergarten Cop. After experiencing huge success at the box office, the Austrian-born actor then turned his back on Hollywood and served two terms as the governor as California. He made a comeback in 2010 and fortunately for Schwarzenegger, the movie-going public welcomed him back with open arms. That comeback movie was 2010's The Expendables. With a sequel due for release next month, Comic-Con's organisers have handed the star their prestigious Inkpot Award.
Arnie attended the event yesterday, with his co-stars from The Expendables 2 to promote the movie and revealed that he missed his career as an action movie star whilst he was busy working in politics. "You wish you could do some of those things when you're in politics, but you know, you can't," he explained.