Los Angeles: Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger says his stubborn attitude has helped him shape his career in showbiz.
The 66-year-old was awarded the Action Hero of a Lifetime accolade at the Jameson Empire Awards, which took place at London's Grosvenor House Sunday to honour his performances in numerous action films including "True Lies", "The Terminator" series and "Total Recall", reports conntactmusic.com.
In his acceptance speech, he said: "My advice is never take no for an answer. I was told I'd never get into bodybuilding. I was told I'd never make it in the movie business. They said I was too big, they said it wouldn't work with my accent. I never listened to them, and I went on to have a successful career."
Using a line from "The Terminator", in which he plays the title character, he said: "So never take no for an answer. So thank you, and I'll be back."
Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger is really looking forward to working in the "Terminator: Genesis", in which he will reprise the role he first played in the 1984 movie "The Terminator". He was forced to step down from participating in the franchise while he was the Governor of California between 2003-2011.