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Sylvester Stallone Reacts to Bruce Willis Retiring From Acting

Sylvester Stallone shares a touching tribute to his friend Bruce Willis in honor of his retirement from acting. While both stars are now well-known for making action films, they had very different beginnings in the industry. Although Stallone was kicking around the industry for quite a while, taking small uncredited roles in low budget productions, his first major claim to fame was writing and starring in the boxing drama Rocky, which ended up winning three Oscars including Best Picture and launching a successful film franchise as well as making Stallone’s name mostly synonymous with action. In addition to the Rocky sequels, he went on to star in films like First Blood (which launched the Rambo franchise), Cobra, and Tango & Cash.

Willis, on the other hand, didn’t become an action hero until he was already a household name. In 1985, the actor got his big break when he began appearing on the dramedy series Moonlighting, in which he co-starred with Cybill Shepherd as a pair of detectives with a will-they-won’t-they relationship. The show ran for five seasons, right up until his starring role in the 1988 blockbuster action film Die Hard launched his action movie career into the stratosphere. He continued to star in a variety of movies from different genres throughout his career, though his position as an iconic action star landed him a role in Stallone’s 2010 directorial feature The Expendables and its first sequel, which crammed as many action stars into the same film as possible.

Related: The Original Choice For The Expendables’ Mr. Church (Before Bruce Willis)

Yesterday, Bruce Willis officially announced his retirement from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia. On his Instagram, Stallone posted a series of photos of the two of them from throughout the years. Three of the five photos are from the era of The Expendables, but two earlier photos show the two of them goofing off long before they got the chance to work together. Stallone included the caption “We go back a long way, praying for the best for you and your wonderful family…” Check out the post below:

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Although Willis and Stallone didn’t work together until late in their careers, they have circled around one another in the industry for quite some time. This includes Willis eventually taking the role in the remake of Death Wish that was originally being considered for Stallone. However, the pair’s friendship runs deep, as they both were involved in supporting the restaurant franchise Planet Hollywood after it opened in 1991, along with their future Expendables co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger.

One thing that fans can always be grateful for is the fact that the two larger-than-life stars were able to work together at some point in their careers. A world without a Stallone and Willis collaboration wouldn’t quite make sense. Even though the pair haven’t worked together in about a decade, it’s certainly moving that they are still in each other’s lives and on each other’s minds.

Next: Every Bruce Willis Action Movie Ranked From Worst To Best

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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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