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Schwarzenegger Confirms He Tricked Stallone Into Taking Terrible Movie

Arnold Schwarzenegger recently revealed that he tricked Sylvester Stallone into taking the lead role in Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. The seven-time Mr. Olympia winner struggled to find his footing in Hollywood in the 1970s until his cast as the lead in John Milius’ 1982 sword and sorcery epic Conan the Barbarian. He continued scoring massive hits throughout the decade with The Terminator, Commando, Predator, and The Running Man.

In a recent interview with THR (via Uproxx), Schwarzenegger confirmed that he had tricked Stallone into taking Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. Stallone stars a Sergeant Joseph Bomowski, a tough cop who partners with his mother to solve a murder. The film was poorly received by critics and audiences and is considered one of the actor’s worst films. Stallone previously revealed that he initially signed onto the role because he heard Schwarzenegger was interested in the part. Now, Schwarzenegger admits that he set Stallone up. Read what the actor said below:

“It’s 100 percent true. In those days we did all kinds of crazy things to get ahead in our rivalry. Luckily for us and everyone else, today, we root for each other. Thank God, because we sure don’t ever need another Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.”

Related: Expendables 4: Schwarzenegger Must Return (To Complete His Stallone “Feud”)

Schwarzenegger and Stallone’s Rivalry Explained

Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in Escape Plan

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot was indicative of the long-standing feud Stallone and Schwarzenegger had with each other throughout the height of their careers. Around the same time Schwarzenegger’s career in Hollywood kicked off, Stallone was making a name for himself as a heavy-hitter in the industry after writing and starring in the acclaimed boxing film Rocky. Into the 80s, Stallone took the lead in such action films as the Rambo franchise, Cobra, the Rocky sequels, and Tango & Cash.

Schwarzenegger and Stallone dominated the action genre for over a decade, continuing their rivalry well into the 90s with Schwarzenegger branching out into comedy with Kindergarten Cop, Junior, and Jingle All the Way while continuing his image as a tough near-superhero action hero in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Last Action Hero, True Lies, and Eraser. Although Stallone stumbled with Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, he rebounded with the non-stop action thriller Cliffhanger and followed that up with Demolition Man, Judge Dredd, and Daylight.

As age caught up with them at the turn of the century, the two actors adjusted their careers. With films like Cop Land and Get Carter, Stallone leaned more into the dramatic fare, culminating with his 2006 return as Rocky in Rocky Balboa, which earned him much praise for his performance. Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger had a stint in politics as the Governor of California from 2003 to 2011. By that time, the two stars had settled their differences and began working together. Schwarzenegger joined the expansive action of Stallone’s franchise The Expendables and partnered with him again in the prison escape thriller Escape Plan. Recently Stallone and Schwarzenegger were seen carving pumpkins together for Halloween, clearly showing that their feud is behind them despite Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.

Next: Sylvester Stallone’s Favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies

Source: THR (via Uproxx)

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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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