German actor to portray Schwarzenegger

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13 July 2004 , LOS ANGELES - German actor Juergen Prochnow will portray former bodybuilder and current California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in the television film "See Arnold Run", reported The Hollywood Reporter. The US cable channel A&E is negotiating with Prochnow, of Das Boot fame, for the starring role in the made-for-televsion biography to start filming in August. Austrian actor and bodybuilder Roland Kickinger has already signed on to play the young Schwarzenegger. The biography will focus

13 July 2004

LOS ANGELES - German actor Juergen Prochnow will portray former bodybuilder and current California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in the television film "See Arnold Run", reported The Hollywood Reporter.

The US cable channel A&E is negotiating with Prochnow, of Das Boot fame, for the starring role in the made-for-televsion biography to start filming in August.

Austrian actor and bodybuilder Roland Kickinger has already signed on to play the young Schwarzenegger. The biography will focus on Schwarzenegger's body building career and his political ascent to governor of California. An actress has yet to be cast in the role of his wife Maria Shriver.

On Monday, Schwarzenegger said he was "deeply saddened" following the death of American bodybuilder Joe Gold who was a "like a father figure" for him.

Gold died on Sunday in Los Angeles at the age of 82. The former bodybuilder and founder of Gold's Gym and World's Gym chain of fitness centres welcomed Schwarzenegger when he first arrived in the U.S. in 1968.

"Joe looked after me and encouraged me," said Schwarzenegger.

DPA

Subject: German news

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