[Gossip] Arnold Schwarzenegger Says Action Movies Don't Cause Real-Life Violence
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.21.2013
He says we have to separate the two...
Arnold Schwarzenegger recently spoke with FOX News about the assertion that action films are responsible for real-life violence and more. Check out the highlights:
On the responsibility of action films toward events like Sandy Hook: "It is such a horrific tragedy, but we have to separate out what is in the movies – which is pure entertainment – and what is out there in reality. When you have a tragedy like that and you lose so many lives, I think you owe it to society to do everything you can and look at everything – dealing with mental health, parenting in America, are the schools safe, and do we have the right safety features in place, and should we look at gun laws again, and look if there are any loopholes that can be closed."
On the problems of gun violence: "It is a very complex issue. We are a democracy, and we can't just go out when you see someone acting strange and take them off the street and make them disappear. But do we have things in place to deal with that? We have to look at all those things. We owe it to our children and our society."
On returning to film work after his stint as governer of California: "I was very fortunate that I had the chance to work with (Sylvester) Stallone in ‘The Expendables,' and do cameos. I saw that the audience responded very well because you just never know, you have a little bit of insecurity there and you wonder ‘Will they still accept me? Am I welcome in that club? I was, and it was a pleasant surprise so I felt confident that I could step into a starring role and be surrounded by some very talented actors...It's nice after seven years to continue with the movie business. I felt very passionate from the beginning when I became an actor and worked my way up to be a leading man, I was looking forward to going back."