Arnold Schwarzenegger took time out of his busy schedule to pay tribute to a real-life hero kid who took over the controls of his father's car when his dad had an epileptic fit.

Little CAESAR DREYES, nine, was left paralysed after the SUV crashed, flipped over and landed on top of him, but both he and his father lived.

And, as part of a superhero tribute on the OPRAH show in America, the Governor of California agreed to pay tribute to his heroic fan.

Schwarzenegger told the youngster, "They checked all the stunts that were done this year and that you had the best and most dangerous car stunt."

Calling him "a great hero," Arnie presented him with a certificate from the International Stuntman Association for the Best Car Stunt.

08/06/2004 02:47