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Sylvester Stallone’s 10 Most Iconic Movie Quotes

Sylvester Stallone is one of the most iconic movie stars in Hollywood. He forged his own path by writing a movie for himself to star in and turning that movie into a worldwide cultural phenomenon. Most actors are lucky if they end up headlining one major franchise, but Stallone has two.

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After creating the Rocky series as a starring vehicle for himself, Stallone became just as renowned for playing the titular PTSD-ridden war veteran in the Rambo franchise. From Rocky Balboa to John Rambo to countless other action heroes, Stallone has delivered snappy one-liners under the guise of many iconic characters.



John Rambo Justifies His Small-Town Rampage
“They Drew First Blood!”

Sylvester Stallone as Rambo holding a knife in First Blood

All the sequels to First Blood turned Vietnam War veteran John Rambo into a remorseless, jingoistic killing machine who marches into warzones and leaves a trail of blood in his wake. But the original movie was much more cerebral than that.
After being run out of town by corrupt small-town cops, Rambo takes them on a manhunt through the woods. The cops act like Rambo is the bad guy, but as he points out, “They drew first blood!” The first Rambo adventure was a poignant commentary on the treatment of veterans when they returned from Vietnam.

Marion “Cobra” Cobretti Lays Down The Law
“You’re A Disease. I’m The Cure.”

Sylvester Stallone chewing on a toothpick in Cobra

Stallone gave one of his most delightfully hammed-up action hero performances as the titular vigilante cop in Cobra. Marion “Cobra” Cobretti is a comic-booky take on a police character who plays by their own rules, like John Klute or “Dirty” Harry Callahan.
At one point, Cobra tells a bad guy, “You’re a disease. I’m the cure.” The producers knew they had a soon-to-be iconic line on their hands with this one, so they used it as the poster tagline.

Barney Ross Describes How The Expendables Operate
“We Are The Shadow.”

Barney, Lee and Toll searching in The Expendables

Apparently dissatisfied with only headlining two major franchises, Stallone recruited every movie star buddy from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Jason Statham to appear alongside him in The Expendables and its sequels.
While the Expendables movies might not be as timeless or well-crafted as the Rocky and Rambo franchises, they’re a great excuse to assemble star-studded casts of iconic action heroes. Stallone’s Barney Ross explains how the titular mercenary team operates: “We are the shadow, the smoke in your eyes, the ghosts that hide in the night.”

Rocky Balboa Calls Out To The Love Of His Life
“Yo, Adrian!”

Rocky and Adrian on an ice skating rink

One of Stallone’s most-quoted lines is “Yo, Adrian!” from the Rocky movies. All throughout the franchise, this is how Rocky Balboa calls out to the love of his life, Adrian Pennino (later Pennino-Balboa), played by Talia Shire.
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Boxing would go on to define the sequels, but the original Rocky film was not a boxing movie at its core. It’s primarily a love story that happens to revolve around a boxer.

Ray Tango Throws Shade At Stallone’s Other Iconic Action Hero In Tango & Cash
“Rambo’s A P****!”

Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone in Tango and Cash

Stallone teamed up with Kurt Russell for the zany “buddy cop” movie Tango & Cash. Stallone plays Tango, while Russell plays Cash. Tango & Cash has arguably the highest goofy one-liner quotient of any Stallone movie.
When Tango stuffs a grenade down a bad guy’s pants, he quips, “My contribution to birth control.” When Cash asks why Tango’s gun is bigger than his, he jokes, “Genetics, peewee.” The most memorable line in the movie is also the most meta, as Tango calls John Rambo “a p***y.”

The Suicide Squad’s King Shark Enjoys Eating People

King Shark raising his hand in The Suicide Squad

From Guardians of the Galaxy’s Groot to Peacemaker’s Eagly, James Gunn is renowned for including adorable computer-generated characters in his comic book-related projects. In The Suicide Squad, Gunn assembled a new Task Force X with Bloodsport, Ratcatcher 2, Polka-Dot Man, and Nanaue – better known as “King Shark.”
King Shark fills the typical Gunn role of the cute CG character. Stallone’s vocal performance makes this bloodthirsty character lovable with childlike deliveries of his lines. When he devours human beings, he says, “Nom-nom!”

Rambo’s Philosophy
“Live For Nothing, Or Die For Something.”

John Rambo chokes out a bad guy in Rambo 2008

After the second and third Rambo movies indulged in triumphant bloodshed that glorified warfare, the fourth one – aptly titled Rambo – returned to the First Blood tradition of cynical grit.
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The movie sees Rambo reluctantly returning to action to save some Christian missionaries from the Burmese militia. Throughout the movie, Rambo repeats the credo, “Live for nothing, or die for something.” The Karen National Liberation Army reportedly adopted the line as a battlecry in the real-world conflict depicted in the film.

Gabe Walker Signs Off With A Quippy One-Liner In Cliffhanger
“Remember, S*******, Keep Your Arms And Legs In The Vehicle At All Times!”

Sylvester Stallone on a mountain in Cliffhanger

Best described as “Die Hard on a mountain,” Cliffhanger stars Stallone as a mountain climber who gets swept up in the theft of a U.S. Treasury plane in the Rockies.
Before killing the villain, Stallone rattles off a badass James Bondian one-liner: “Remember, s***head, keep your arms and legs in the vehicle at all times!”

Corporal Weaver Boosts His Friend’s Confidence In Antz
“You Da Ant!”

Z talks to Weaver in Antz

In the fall of 1998, DreamWorks’ first fully computer-animated feature film, Antz, managed to slip into theaters a few weeks before Pixar’s own insect-based adventure, A Bug’s Life.
The movie revolves around a nebbish ant named Z. Stallone voices Z’s much more confident best friend, Corporal Weaver, a badass soldier ant.

Rocky Explains The Key To Success
“It Ain’t About How Hard You Hit…”

Sylvester Stallone in the ring in Rocky Balboa 2006

Over a decade after Rocky V brought an unceremonious end to the mainline Rocky series, Stallone reprised the role for a bittersweet legacy sequel titled Rocky Balboa.
An aging Rocky is brought out of retirement for one last fight when his championship title is challenged by a young boxer. This movie features a truly iconic monologue that applies to all walks of life: “It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”
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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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