Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks Movies and Gun Control


Action star and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has played some of the most violent characters in cinematic history, but in real life Arnold has looked at U.S. gun control policy with a critical eye.

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With the tragedies at Newtown, Connecticut and Aurora, Colorado still fresh in the minds of American citizens, Arnold spoke to ET's Rob Marciano about his feelings on preventing these sorts of catastrophes.

"The question is really how do we solve the problem and how do we reduce those kind of incidences," said Arnold. "Can we do a better job as a society to protect our kids [and] to protect people, so we don't have crazy people just arm themselves?"

Next week, Arnold returns to the big screen in The Last Stand. The Golden Globe winner stars as Sheriff Owens, a former LAPD officer who moves to a small border town after a botched operation in Los Angeles. While protecting the town of Sommerton Junction, the most wanted drug kingpin in the country is driving towards the border at 200 MPH and it's up to Arnold to make the last stand and stop the kingpin before he slips across the border and disappears forever.

The Last Stand, also starring Johnny Knoxville and Forest Whitaker, is out January 18.