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Rocky V Sucked, But Delivered On 1 Major Sylvester Stallone Wish

Rocky V might be the worst Rocky movie, but it accomplished one of Sylvester Stallone’s major goals for the series. 1976’s Rocky made the Italian Stallion’s fight with world heavyweight boxing champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) into the quintessential underdog story. Rocky’s success led to the birth of the Rocky franchise, and its 21st century Creed spin-offs, but the series hit a bump in the road in 1990 with Rocky V, with even Stallone himself deriding it as the weakest Rocky movie

Despite the shortcomings of Rocky V, it did fulfill Stallone’s longstanding desire to bring an actual boxer into the Rocky franchise, with Tommy Morrison playing Rocky’s student-turned-opponent Tommy “The Machine” Gunn. Per Stallone in an Instagram post, he had originally wanted to bring boxing great Joe Frazier into Rocky III, with Mr. T ultimately playing the villainous Clubber Lang. Meanwhile, Morrison’s role in Rocky V does show how thoroughly Stallone accomplished his original goal in Rocky III with Morrison’s presence.

RELATED: How Many Fights Rocky Actually Won In His Boxing Career

Tommy Gunn’s Boxing Career Compared To Tommy MorrisonRocky V Tommy Gun boxing record

Tommy Gunn’s official boxing record is a quite impressive undefeated streak of 23-0-0. Technically speaking, however, he has suffered at least one loss, albeit outside the ring in his final street match with Rocky at the end of Rocky V. As a Rocky movie villain, Tommy Gunn’s loss was a particularly hard hit for him after being Rocky’s boxing trainee for so long.

The real-life fight record of the late Tommy Morrison stands at 48-3-1, with 42 of Morrison’s wins coming by knockout. Morrison fought up to just a few years before his untimely passing in 2013, with Morrison winning his last fight against Matt Weishaar by TKO. Though Morrison was just 44 years old at the time of his tragic passing, he leaves behind a truly memorable legacy in his professional boxing career.

Why Rocky V Didn’t Work

Sylvester Stallone in Rocky V

The mistakes of Rocky V are many, and they can largely be boiled down to the Rocky franchise losing much of its essence in the film. Shifting Rocky and Tommy to enemies from their mentor-student relationship really harmed the path of Rocky’s arc, leaving Rocky V with the least compelling story of the franchise. 25 years later, Creed learned well from the mistakes of Rocky V in seeing the value in Rocky becoming a mentor to a dedicated student, specifically Apollo’s son Adonis (Michael B. Jordan).

With the Rocky franchise’s return with Rocky Balboa and the Creed movies, so Rocky V’s reputation as the movie that killed the series has been lifted from its shoulders. For as lackluster as Rocky V may be, it is still important to give credit where credit is due. While Rocky Balboa and the Creed films brought real-life boxers into the Rocky franchise years later, for better or worse, Rocky V beat them to the punch with Tommy Morrison.

NEXT: Rocky V Needs A Stallone Fix More Than Rocky IV Ever Did

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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