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Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, and proving he's got brains and brawn

He’s famous for playing muscled-up action heroes, but Arnold Schwarzenegger tells us he plans to put that behind him for more "complex roles", starting with his latest film "Sabotage". Our Los Angeles correspondent Valerie Defert sat down with the Terminator star to talk about his 45-year Hollywood career, putting politics behind him and proving he’s got brains, not just brawn.

Plus: the Argentinean capital's nickname might be "the Paris of the southern hemisphere" but it's always been tango, not ballet, which has taken centre stage. We find out about a new initiative hoping to change that.

We also check out the latest colourful and quirky offerings from French duo Pierre et Gilles, known for their racy images of celebrities that meld photography with painting, as a new exhibition of their work opens in Paris. 

By Jade BARKER

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2017-02-24 culture

Annette Bening on Hollywood, Donald Trump and new film '20th Century Women'

American actress Annette Bening has notched up a slew of Oscar nominations, Golden Globes and SAG Awards over the course of a nearly 40-year career. In her latest movie, Mike...

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2017-02-23 culture

A long way from home: 'Lion' stars Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel hit the red carpet

Proof that real life often provides the best movie scripts: "Lion" is the story of one man’s search to find his family in a country of over a billion people. The film stars...

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2017-02-22 culture

Film show: 'Certain Women', 'Rock’n Roll' and 'A Wedding'

We check out Kelly Reichart’s latest film "Certain Women", featuring a trio of female-led stories set in Montana. Film critic Lisa Nesselson highlights the strong performances...

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2017-02-21 culture

Slapstick, stunts and a sweet 'pas de deux' in the streets of Paris

From ballroom dancing in the suburbs to vertiginous exploits on the Eiffel Tower, Fiona Gordon has created a unique brand of burlesque, acrobatic comedy alongside her partner...

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2017-02-20 culture

Kiwi indie heroes The Naked and Famous reflect on life after 'Young Blood'

New Zealand's indie-pop heroes The Naked and Famous are the voice of a generation of "Young Blood" fans, the breakout hit from their chart-topping debut "Passive Me, Aggressive...

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