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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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2018-01-19 Rodrigo Duterte

Award-winning Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza on keeping it real

Acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza is at the forefront of independent Philippine cinema. His work features ordinary people in extraordinary situations - stories...

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2018-01-18 Steven Spielberg

Meryl Streep on gender equality: 'Something has cracked wide open'

Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg speak to Eve Jackson about the future of gender equality and the freedom of the press at the premiere of their new film "The Post" in...

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2018-01-17 women

Film show: '3 Billboards', 'In The Fade' and 'Downsizing'

From two films about women seeking revenge for the murder of family members to a big movie about little people, film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's...

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2018-01-16 music

Remembering Cranberries star Dolores O'Riordan

Eve Jackson and award-winning Irish writer Sara Baume talk about the sudden death of Irish rock star Dolores O'Riordan from The Cranberries. Sara also discusses her new book "A...

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2018-01-15 music

Brendan Power: The future of the harmonica

Composer and inventor Brendan Power uses the harmonica to reimagine musical traditions from around the world. A visionary, his designs are taking a classic musical staple into...

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