Everyone else does it, so why shouldn’t he mock himself?

Schwarzenegger Mocks Image in Film Cameo
LOS ANGELES – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s five-minute cameo as an egocentric, polygamist prince in Disney’s “Around the World in 80 Days” has fellow actors applauding his willingness to mock his Hollywood image.
“I think Schwarzenegger don’t care in this movie, he make fun of himself,” said Jackie Chan, the film’s star and executive producer, on the red carpet before the film’s premiere Sunday.
Schwarzenegger, who faced allegations during his gubernatorial campaign of having groped women, donned a wig and robes in his role as the indulgent Prince Hapi, who boasts a wife for each day of the week.
“I think it’s a little ironic, but I think it has Arnold’s sense of humor,” said “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” co-star Robert Patrick, who attended the screening, Macy Gray, Rob Schneider and Kathy Bates, who appear in the film, also attended.
“I think he was a very good sport, to throw away his ego and accept to wear this stupid wig and funny bathrobe” said “Around the World” star Cecile De France, whose character ends up in a hot tub with the governor in one scene.
Schwarzenegger, who filmed the part before the campaign, was invited to the premiere, but his office earlier said he would not have a role publicizing the film, which opens nationally Wednesday.
“I think maybe he’s got slightly more important stuff about running the state of California,” said Steve Coogan, who plays the wacky scientist Phileas Fogg.