PRESS TOUR: He said he'd be back: Schwarzenegger back to entertainment

Friday, 03 August 2012 07:25 PM Written by 

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- In addition to six films in various states of production, according to his IMDB.com page, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back on the small screen, too. The really small screen.

In addition to the return of EPSN's "30 for 30" documentary films this fall  on the sports cable network, there will also be "30 for 30 Shorts" on the website Grantland.com. The first installment will focus on Schwarzenegger's mandatory year at age 18 in the Austrian Army, which led to his initial stardom as a famed bodybuilder.

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Schwarzenegger said  he never took no for an answer, a lesson he's applied throughout his life.

"I never saw a no as a no," he said. "When someone said , 'It's impossible,' I always heard, 'It's possible.'"

Schwarzenegger said he had a clear vision of where he wanted to go from his youth: He wanted to travel to America and he wanted to become the strongest man in the world, which revealed itself in ways that unsettled his mother.

"My mother always worried, she saw pictures on my bedroom wall of men and she wondered, is my son turning south here because all my friends have girls on the wall of the bedroom and he has only men oiled up with little briefs," Schwarzenegger recalled.

He said he took solace in a life lived in permanent forward momentum after he got into politics.

"You hear, no, it's impossible, but I ignored those things because I always thought back at those early days," Schwarzenegger said, "and that's what this documentary is all about, having a vision."

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