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Sylvester Stallone’s Favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies

They were once bitter rivals, but which Arnold Schwarzenegger movies does Sylvester Stallone like best? For a time in the ’80s and ’90s, Stallone and Schwarzenegger were two of the biggest movie stars in the world. Many of their biggest hits shared the same basic formula too, where the stars – famed for their muscular physiques – played nigh-indestructible heroes with a penchant for one-liners who racked up large bodycounts.

Stallone had the Rambo movies and Cobra, while Arnie had the likes of The Terminator, Commando and Predator. The two have openly admitted they were rivals during their heydays, and at the height of their feud, Arnie tricked Stallone into signing on for Stop! Or My Mom With Shoot, knowing it would be a bomb. As audience tastes changed, the box-office grosses of Stallone and Schwarzenegger’s offerings started to dwindle.
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This did have the surprise effect of making the two men friends in real life, and they later worked together on the Expendables series and 2013’s Escape Plan. Both Stallone and Schwarzenegger have some great films to their names, and they’ve both professed admiration for each other’s work.

Stallone’s Favorite Arnie Movies Explained
During a May 2022 Q&A with PlanetSLY, Stallone revealed his two favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, neither of which are huge surprises.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day was James Cameron’s long-awaited sequel to his breakthrough hit. The original Terminator also made Schwarzenegger a movie star, but the sequel made the bold move of turning his title character from a villain to a hero. The result was a landmark sci-fi action movie, filled with amazing setpieces and special effects. Aside from that, Terminator 2 – which created a plot hole the other sequels ignore – also featured great performances and genuine emotion. While Stallone didn’t dig into the reasons he loved Terminator 2, he likely recognizes – as many others do now – that the film and its success represent Arnold at the absolute peak of his stardom.

True Lies (1994)

Arnold Shwarzenegger in the spy comedy movie True Lies.

A remake of a French spy comedy that reunited Arnold Schwarzenegger with Cameron, True Lies was one of the star’s final major solo hits. The movie cast him as a superspy who is also a family man, but his attempts to keep his two worlds separate come crashing down. While The Terminator movies and Aliens are often ranked higher by fans of Cameron’s filmography, True Lies is still a very entertaining (if dated) action-comedy. Sylvester Stallone loves it not only because of the action, but because it gave Arnie a showcase for his many talents. The actor states” True Lies was very, very good because he combined everything in that. The wit, the romantic aspect, the charm and then great action with a great director, so. that would do it.”

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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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