Today during a policy speech former actor, and newly appointed Governor of the state of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger referred to virtually every movie he has ever starred in to help spell out his plan to help rebuild the poverty stricken state.
Although not a total surprise to political observers the sheer amount of cheesy references used in the speech have made it hard for many to take the man seriously, if indeed they ever did. For example, when asked about budget concerns Schwarzenegger said:
"I vil Terminate debt in this state. Most people have treated me as seriously as they would a kindergarten cop but I am here to prove that when it comes to over spending, I am the Eraser". And when asked about recent sexual misconduct allegations he said "I am not a predator of women".
Schwarzenegger did not however make any reference to the 6th day or End of Days, two of his more recent movies. This may be related to the fact that both these were movies regarded as being less than successful, both artistically and commercially. Indeed, many have said that coming across as someone who actually has an idea what they are doing may be the best performance of his career to date.
Plans are already underway for the making of The Governator : The Arnold Schwarzenegger Story, a movie based around Arnie's election campaign and subsequent appointment as governor of California. It is unsure as yet if Schwarzenegger will play himself as he may have a state function on that weekend.