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2015-08-03 17:00

Los Angeles - Arnold Schwarzenegger threw a star-studded 68th birthday party on Friday.

The Terminator actor celebrated hitting the milestone by gathering his friends and family together for the bash and even had a punching competition with his The Expendables co-star Sylvester Stallone who claimed the former bodybuilder is "getting stronger" as he ages.

He tweeted: "At Arnold's birthday party getting punched out. The man's not getting older, he's getting stronger!"

Sylvester, 69, also shared a photo of himself with Sir Elton John at the function, gushing the musician is one of his "oldest friends".

He wrote: "Elton is one of my oldest friends! heart as big as a continent! A legend. (sic)"

Meanwhile, Arnold - who has kids Katherine, 25, Christina, 24, Patrick, 21 and Christopher, 17, with his ex-wife Maria Shriver, as well as 17-year-old Joseph Baena with his former employee Mildred Patricia Baena - had also marked the occasion on Thursday by having a family lunch in Beverly Hills with his two daughters and Maria, who filed for divorce from him in 2011.

In a video message posted on Twitter, he thanked his friends, family and fans for all of their kind wishes.

He said: "I wanna say thank you to everybody for the birthday wishes. Thank you for the emails, and calling me and writing to me and all those kind of things.

"I'm having a the greatest time. My 68th birthday, wow. I'm in the gym working out, I went already on a motorcycle ride, on a bicycle ride, and now I'm going to have a little bit of lunch with my family. So hasta la vista and have a great time."


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