Arnold Schwarzenegger Allegedly Mulling Nazi-With-a-Heart-of-Gold Role

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By Matthew Fleischer Comment

OK, our German is a tad remedial, to say the least. But from what we can make out from this Arnold Schwarzenegger interview with Austrian website Krone.at, the former Governator is allegedly mulling a role as a Nazi in a new flick.

Here’s the translation of part of the interview, as reported by the Slashfilm:

Currently I’m reading three scripts. One topic/script, which I considered a long time ago before governor, is delighting me particularly. In it I would play an older soldier, who gets the order at the ending of the war to kill a bunch of kids. But he doesn’t do it and get them to safety at the risk of his life and it has all kind of adventure. This script is based on a true story!

The script Arnold is allegedly referring to is “Braveheart” screenwriter Randall Wallace’s “With Wings as Eagles.” It’s the story of a Nazi officer who refuses to execute a captured American pilot and his crew–as well as a few thousand other POWs. A bold choice of rolls to say the least. We’re sure the story is heartwarming, but can you imagine going from California governor to Nazi? Just imagine the campaign ads if Arnold ever runs for Senate!

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