Schwarzenegger's Ego Bruised By Kids' Approval Of Terminator Salvation
Action star-turned-California Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER celebrated America's Memorial Day weekend (23-25May09) by taking a family trip to the cinema - to check out the latest movie in the franchise that shot him to superstardom.
The former actor went to watch Terminator Salvation with his wife Maria Shriver and their four children, and he's given director MCG's work the thumbs up.
But the original Terminator star admits he was left with a bruised ego after his kids declared the new movie their favourite.
He says, "Oh yeah, the whole family went to see it. It's a great film, I was very excited.
"The only thing about it was, I was a little upset because when we came out, I said, 'What did you think of it?' and they said, 'That was the best Terminator movie ever!' So that's really, like thanks a lot, that really helped (my ego)."
Schwarzenegger starred in the first three Terminator films - 1984's The Terminator, 1991 sequel Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and Terminator 3: Rise of the MAChines in 2003.
He makes an appearance in Terminator Salvation - but didn't film a single scene. Instead, producers used footage from the original trilogy and spliced it into the new movie.