Even Arnold Schwarzenegger can't deny the gorgeous specimen of man that is Joe Manganiello.*
The two star in the new action-crime film "Sabotage," playing members of an elite DEA task force. Schwarzenegger, 66, plays its leader, John Wharton, aka "Breacher."
"I mean, this was a whole new team of people that I've never worked with in the past -- they were very young guys, like Joe Manganiello, who is a new, rising star, who is a great actor and a physical specimen," Schwarzenegger said about the 37-year-old actor.
"You know, he has the six pack, he's on the covers of the muscle magazines, he was a football player and the girls all love him, he looks great, you know. You look at him, you say, 'Oh my God ...'" he added. "So you've got people like that around me, which made me, in turn, shine. So I like that kind of a style of movie."
(Watch videos of the full interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger above.)
Manganiello, who plays DEA agent Joe Phillips, aka "Grinder," rose to fame playing werewolf Alcide Herveaux on the HBO show "True Blood" and later played a male stripper in the hit 2012 movie "Magic Mike." (See PHOTOS from the film.)
Schwarzenegger, who rose to fame playing the leading role in the "Terminator" films, is also known for his muscular physique. He won the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competition every year between 1970 and 1975 and again in 1980.
* Not his actual words. But the words of many.Reporting by Cari Skillman of KABC Television, which produces the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).