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Schwarzenegger throws weight behind Ukrainian protesters

Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday sent a video message of support to anti-government protesters in Ukraine, wishing them luck and making a peace sign. "I want to send a message to the people of the Ukraine to let them know that I wish them all the best of luck in their peaceful struggle for democracy and freedom," said the deeply tanned action star and former California governor. "Peace!" he added, raising a V sign. Schwarzenegger sent the message via fellow muscleman celebrity turned politician Vitali Klitschko, leader of UDAR, or Punch, opposition party.

Arnie defends his Hummer fleet as eco-friendly

US actor and campaigner Arnold Schwarzenegger said people should be free to drive big cars and enjoy all-day jacuzzis without feeling guilty about environmental consequences on his first visit on Monday to the European Commission in Brussels. The Hollywood star, known for his lavish tastes in his eight years in office as governor of California, defended his own fleet of military-style Hummer vehicles saying he had changed the engines so that they were not "gas-guzzling" any more.

Schwarzenegger: Simple Austrian upbringing made me green

VIENNA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Arnold Schwarzenegger credited his simple upbringing amid the lakes and hills of Austria for a recent conversion to fully fledged green activism, the latest stage in his varied career. The former body-builder, star of the "Terminator" action films and governor of California grew up in Thal, a small village in the Austrian province of Styria, and emigrated to the United States at the age of 21.

Schwarzenegger takes a 'Stand' in new film, with cue from Eastwood

* "Not a 30-year-old action hero anymore" * "Pleasantly surprised" by reaction to film By Zorianna Kit LOS ANGELES, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Arnold Schwarzenegger, taking inspiration from his idol, Clint Eastwood, returns to the big screen on Friday in the action film "The Last Stand," his first starring role since he took a seven-year break from moviemaking to serve as California governor.
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