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How Schwarzenegger Tricked Stallone Into Making His Worst Movie

Arnold Schwarzenegger once tricked Sylvester Stallone into making his worst film, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. The comedy/action flop was a Box Office bomb that Stallone considers the worst of his career. It’s a story that’s been talked about for years, and confirmed to be true by both actors, who have discussed it, and their long-standing feud, on occasion.

The 1980s and 1990s were a period dominated by action heroes like Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Chuck Norris, but the biggest stars at the time by far were Stallone and Schwarzenegger. Stallone rocketed to stardom with the first movie in the Rocky franchise, and he evolved further into an action icon with his role as John Rambo in 1982’s First Blood. As for body-builder-turned-actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, his career took off in the early 1980s with his performances in Conan the Barbarian and The Terminator, which is now one of the most iconic action films of all time. For the next several years, both Stallone and Schwarzenegger starred in one or two movies a year, with each film typically being in the action genre.
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Not all of the stars’ films were hits, though. One in particular, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, is widely-regarded as a terrible movie with few redeeming qualities: in the words of Stallone himself, it may be “one of the worst films in the entire solar system, including alien productions we’ve never seen” (via Ain’t It Cool News). It was a buddy-cop movie that he starred in with Estelle Getty from The Golden Girls. The movie’s writing is awful, and Stallone should have known better than to take the role; however, according to testimony from both Schwarzenegger and Stallone, the former is directly responsible for the latter’s decision to take the part.

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Schwarzenegger was offered the role first, but after seeing the script, Schwarzenegger could easily see that the buddy-cop movie was a doomed project. So Schwarzenegger, thinking of Stallone, let it leak to the press that he was interested in the role. As a result, when the role was offered to Stallone instead, he was told Schwarzenegger was interest; motivated by the idea of taking a role from his rival, Stallone signed on to play the lead in Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot. Schwarzenegger was satisfied after hearing the news, as he knew the movie would bomb — and it was a disaster.

In regards to the competition between this two stars, this one can be counted as a win for Schwarzenegger. The “violent hatred” between Stallone and Schwarzenegger — as it’s been described by Stallone — went on for a while longer, with the two attacking each other in the press, comparing the size of their muscles, and more. Of course, those days have long since passed. The two have even acted together in movies like The Expendables trilogy and Escape Plan. Now, the two are able to joke about their feud, and in Schwarzenegger’s case, laugh about the time he tricked Stallone into making Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.

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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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