Schwarzenegger critiques statue headed to Austria

Schwarzenegger critiques statue headed to Austria

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FILE - In this June 17, 2010 file photo, then California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger attends the After-School All-Stars gala at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York. After seven years in the California governor's mansion, Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to his old day job: acting. Schwarzenegger wrote on Twitter that he's ready to start considering film roles again. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

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The Associated Press

Posted on February 18, 2011 at 9:25 AM

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- A 9-foot-tall statue depicting Arnold Schwarzenegger at the height of his bodybuilding career has received a final critique by the former Mr. Universe before it's sent for bronzing.

The former California governor who recently announced his return to acting visited northern Idaho on Wednesday to suggest a few modifications to the clay sculpture. It's destined to stand in a rippling, full-flex pose outside his childhood home that is now a museum in Thal, Austria.

Schwarzenegger tells the Lewiston Tribune that he chose Lewiston artist Ralph Crawford to create the statue because of Crawford's passion and ability to produce a dramatic sculpture.

Crawford says he has already started work on a new sculpture of Schwarzenegger showing him during his time as governor.

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   Information from: Lewiston Tribune, http://www.lmtribune.com

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