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“Lot of action guys have no heart”: Sylvester Stallone Learned From His Rivals’ One Mistake to Build His $1.78 Billion Rocky Franchise


Sylvester Stallone is one of the living legends of the movie industry, and in his career, he has played a plethora of action roles. And in his career, he has some of the most iconic roles which are cult classics, and his performance in Rambo: The First Blood cemented his status as an action star in the movie industry. But the film which helped him rise to stardom was Rocky, it changed his life completely, as it put him into the league of the best actors in Hollywood.
In his decades-long career, the Creed actor has headlined in a number of films but none of them are like Rocky. The sports drama features Rocky Balboa, an underdog boxer played by Sylvester Stallone. The film is an important part of film history as it featured not only exhilarating fights but also a gripping story on a personal level. And unlike, other action films his film was different as he brought vulnerability into his story.

Sylvester Stallone Adds Vulnerability To Make His Film Stand-ApartSylvester Stallone was a guest on Q with Tom Power, where he talked about several things, but one of the things that he shared with the interviewer was how he decided to add vulnerability in his series, and how it made his characters different from other action stars. He shared that he has spent a lot of time wondering “How do I imbue this with heart,” something that eats from the inside.
He continued that pain, heartbreak, and loss are qualities that every audience can relate to, and he gave the example of Rambo, and how he is broken-hearted and “needs to die in service of others because he has just very little self-worth.”

He shared how he went to watch Steve Reeves’ Hercules Unchained and it drove him to lift weights to build a chiseled physique, and he felt that action stars are somewhat like gods as they never got hurt, “not a bloody nose.”
“A lot of action guys have no heart and you can see in their films all they did was kick a**, they never get hurt, ever. Not a bloody nose, and that’s not real.”

He continued how that’s a lie because the audience can’t relate to such things, “everybody gets hurt.” When the character gets hurt the viewers would love it and cheer for him to get up because everyone gets knocked down in their life.
“The audience can’t relate to that, everybody gets hurt, every it either metaphorically, symbolically, or physically they get hurt. And you root for that person who gets hurt, [mimicking the audience] Get Up!”

“Because we all get knocked down and that’s just a CREDO that followed my whole life that he’s not a Pillar of Strength, he’s a pillar of dominoes.”
Such different beliefs helped the Italian Stallion to play some of the most iconic characters that have survived the test of time. However, the actor is now 77 years old and he is now ready to stop doing action roles, as he shared his take on getting older.
Sylvester Stallone On Playing Action Roles In His 70sWhen Sylvester Stallone was just 36 years old, he played the role of John Rambo in Rambo: First Blood. It was one of the best action films of that time as it grossed $156 million at the worldwide box office. The film was directed by Ted Kotcheff, and it was also co-written by the actor.
However, after 37 years, the Cobra actor decided to return to the franchise, reprising his role as John Rambo in Rambo: Last Blood. The last movie of the franchise brought back the Vietnam War veteran. He was asked by Variety, on the reason for making the film after a long break.
“The warrior can never find peace. He just can’t. He’s always getting hurt, but now he’s getting older, so he’s getting hurt even more.”
The 2019 sequel was a massive hit as it featured the fan-favorite action character John Rambo, it evoked nostalgia and introduced himself to a whole new generation of fans. The film was a great watch and it generated $91.3 million at the worldwide box office, and an additional revenue of $26.7 million in DVD sales.

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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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