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Arnold Schwarzenegger Says He's Returning to Acting

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at Kenter Canyon Elementary School on Nov. 2, 2010, in Los Angeles. Getty

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) After seven years in the California governor's mansion, Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to his old day job: acting.

Schwarzenegger, who served as governor from 2003 to 2010, tweeted on Thursday night that he is now considering film roles again.

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"Exciting news," he wrote. "My friends at CAA have been asking me for 7 years when they can take offers seriously. Gave them the green light today."

Creative Artists Agency is a leading Hollywood talent agency.

His tweet was confirmed by Daniel Ketchell, Schwarzenegger's personal aide, on Friday morning.

Before venturing into politics, the former body builder was the star of such blockbusters as the "Terminator" franchise and "True Lies" and comedies like "Kindergarten Cop" and "Twins."

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