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Arnie returns to the world of movies as he walks the red carpet for The Expendables II premiere

Arnold Schwarzenegger arriving for the UK Premiere of The Expendables 2 Photo: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The film marks Schwarzenegger's first major acting role since he said 'hasta la vista' to the world of politics and stepped down as Governor of California in 2010. Joining the politician action star was Sylvester Stallone, Jean Clauude Van Damme, and British actor Jason Statham.

I am very happy. I was very happy to be in the movie business before, I was very happy to be Governor of the great state of California, and I'm very happy now to be back in the movie business

– Arnold Schwarzenegger
Jason Statham and Usain Bolt do the famous lightning bolt celebration Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Stars from the sporting world were there too as Usain bolt and medal winners from Team USA walked the red carpet.

Sylvester Stallone is joined by his wife and daughters on the red carpet Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Expendables 2, directed by Simon West, sees Barney (Stallone) lead his team of mercenaries on a mission which goes terribly wrong when Van Damme's villainous character takes them by surprise.

The film, is released in cinemas across the UK from Thursday, and is the sequel to Box office hit The Expendables.