Arnold Schwarzenegger wins Golden Icon award

"I'm happy to be back into acting and that I did my public service. I will be doing many more movies"

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger has been honoured with the Zurich Film Festival's top award, the Golden Icon, for his work in film and politics.

Schwarzenegger is best known as the hardman of cult movies such as the Terminator and Conan the Barbarian.

He served two terms as California governor from 2003 to 2011 before returning to acting in The Expendables.

"I'm happy to be back into acting and that I did my public service. I will be doing many more movies," he said.

Previous recipients of the Golden Icon have included Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman.

Austrian-American Schwarzenegger, 68, was presenting his latest film, Maggie, at the festival.

He plays a farmer struggling to look after his dying daughter, played by Little Miss Sunshine actress Abigail Breslin.

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