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13/08/2012 19:10 BST | Updated 13/10/2012 06:12 BST

Expendables 2 London Premiere: Arnold Schwarzenegger 'Happy To Back' In Movies

Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared he is "very happy to be back in the movie business" at the premiere of his new film, The Expendables 2.

The Terminator star was joined on the red carpet by co-stars Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, and Jason Statham in London's Leicester Square for the UK premiere of the action extravaganza.

Jason Statham gets a helping hand from Usain Bolt at Monday night's premiere of Expendables 2 in London

Even with this collective star-wattage, the Americans were outshone by a Jamaican, when the fastest man in the world Usain Bolt turned up on the red carpet, where he pulled his trademark pose, much to the delight of fans.

The film marks Schwarzenegger's first major acting role since he stepped down as Governor of California in 2010.

The 65-year-old said: "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.

"That's the great thing about my life - it's like a joyride, going from one thing to the other with great ease, and it makes it fun. It makes life spicy."

Arnold Schwarzenegger with his old pal, Sylvester Stallone, in London

Also at the premiere were members of the Royal Navy and medal-winning athletes from America's Olympics team.

Schwarzenegger said: "I think the Olympics is something you all can be very proud of - if you're from Great Britain, that is!

"You have done an extraordinary job, it's amazing the amount of medals Britain has won. All of it gave me goose bumps even though I'm not from here. Great Britain has pulled together and it just shows you, when you pull together, community happens."

The film, written by Stallone and directed by Simon West, also stars Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Chuck Norris, rising star Liam Hemsworth and Chinese actress Yu Nan as the first female Expendable.

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