Action man actor Arnold Schwarzenegger loves passing time on film sets playing chess - and he takes the game very seriously.

His T3: RISE OF THE MACHINES co-star Nick Stahl reveals Arnie set up a chess playing haven in his trailer during the shoot of the sci-fi sequel - but the gladiatorial atmosphere meant he was too intimidated to take on Schwarzenegger at the intellectual game.

He explains, "Arnold is a huge chess player. I was too freaked out to play with him, but I was in his trailer and he has two chairs around his chess table, one of which says 'Winner' and one of which says 'Loser'.

"And anyone who comes in has to sit in the 'Loser' chair. He takes it quite seriously."

30/06/2003 17:29