Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to be President of the United States.

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The 60-year-old Governor of California – who is currently ineligible for the position because he was born outside of the US – admits he would love the challenge of being one of the most powerful leaders in the world.

He told GQ: “If the law was changed I would think about running for president, yes. And I would go after it.

“I am always interested in challenges and risks. The risk of losing always makes you perform better. When you come from an athletic, competitive background you learn to enjoy taking risks to reach your goals.

“Other people prefer not taking risks, and having calmer lives. That is not for me.”

The Austrian-born star quit his movie career for politics in 2003 when he successfully ran for Governor of California.

Arnold – who is a Republican – is married to Maria Shriver, the niece of legendary Democrat US President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1963.

The pair have four children – Katherine, 17, Christina, 16, Patrick, 14 and Christopher, 10.