Arnold Schwarzenegger Suspends Acting Projects

(FILES) This April 14, 2011 file photo shows Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivering a keynote address at the Navigating the American Carbon World (NACW) 2011 conference, in Los Angeles, California. Schwarzenegger, who made a seamless transition from Hollywood film stardom to California governor, could have his sights set on a new job as next head of the European Union, US media reported. The Austrian-born former body builder, 63, at loose ends as he tries to figure out what his next act should be, reportedly is being advised by aides to return to his native Europe to run for the EU presidency, Newsweek reported. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images/Getty

After Arnold Schwarzenegger left political office, he worked fast to set up several new acting projects — including Terminator sequels, a cartoon, and the films Cry Macho and The Last Stand. Now, though, with recent revelations about his crumbling marriage and out-of-wedlock child, a rep for Schwarzenegger announced a film freeze, stating, "Governor Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters, and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines." That may be for the best, since as the New York Times notes, Schwarzenegger's intended next project Cry Macho would see him falling for a Mexican woman and bonding with an 11-year-old boy, two plot points that might serve as an uncomfortable reminder of Schwarzenegger's personal problems. [Coming Soon, NYT]