Arnold Schwarzenegger has no regrets over leaving his phenomenally successful movie career behind to become the Governor of California, because it was time for him to "move on".

The Austrian-born TERMINATOR star was more than happy to retire from movie-making as his current political role ensures he can still maintain a high public profile.

Schwarzenegger, 57, says, "I get my ego satisfaction from the press conferences, appearances and speeches I have to do now. I'm in front of cameras all the time, so I don't miss it at all.

"It's like asking, do I miss body building? I train every day, but I don't miss standing up there in those posing trunks, to prove that I'm the best-built man in the world.

"It was great when I was young but you grow up and something else becomes more important.

"After 25 years in motion pictures it was time to move on."

10/10/2004 21:28