Arnold Schwarzenegger Backs Out of All Movie Projects

Celebrity News May. 19, 2011 AT 6:11PM
Arnold Schwarzenegger Backs Out of All Movie Projects Credit: Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

Will he be back?

Don't expect a speedy return to the silver screen for Arnold Schwarzenegger. Days after his shocking split with Maria Shriver and the news of his alleged love-child going public, the former governor's lawyer tells Us Weekly his professional life will have to wait.

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"At the request of Arnold Schwarzenegger we asked Creative Artists Agency to inform all his motion picture projects currently underway or being negotiated to stop planning until further notice," he says.

"Governor Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines. This includes Cry Macho, The Terminator franchise and other projects under consideration. We will resume discussions when Governor Schwarzenegger decides."

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Schwarzenegger's alleged affair with former housekeeper Mildred "Patty" Baena -- and the son he'd kept secret from his family -- "[were] humiliating" news to his now-estranged wife, 55, says a friend. On Tuesday, Schwarzenegger, 63, released a statement saying he was "really sorry."

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"I fully deserve these feelings of anger and disappointment of friends and family. I have no excuse and I take full responsibility," he lamented. "I ask that the media to respect my wife and children in this extremely difficult period. I deserve your attention and criticism, but my family does not deserve this."

Schwarzenegger and Shriver wed in 1986 and have four children together: Katherine (21), Christina (19), Patrick (17) and Christopher (13).

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