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‘Tulsa King’s Sylvester Stallone & Arnold Schwarzenegger Admit They ‘Disliked Each Other Immensely’

Cinema legends Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger have been intertwined for more than four decades. Today, we know them as action movie icons who share similar legacies and an unbreakable friendship. Back in the 80s and 90s, however, their relationship wasn’t quite so sunny.

The pair first met way back in 1977 at the Golden Globe awards, where both up-and-coming stars received exciting nominations, Stallone for Best Actor and Schwarzenegger for New Star of the Year. Well, one thing led to another, and the night ended with Stallone throwing a bowl of flowers at Schwarzenegger.

From that moment on, the two developed a fiery rivalry, bordering on hatred for one another. In fact, their fervid competition only grew from that ill-fated night, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger battling for supremacy over the action movie genre for the next twenty years.

“We really disliked each other immensely,” Stallone explained to Forbes. “We were… This may sound a little vain, but I think we were pioneering a kind of genre at that time and is hasn’t been seen since really. So the competition, because it’s his nature, he is very competitive and so am I.”

At first, Stallone admits that he believed the rivalry helped their respective careers. Over time, however, he realized that the bad blood between them had reached harmful levels. “I just thought it actually helped,” he said. “But off-screen we were still competitive, and that was not a healthy thing at all. But we’ve become really good friends.”

How the Sylvester Stallone-Arnold Schwarzenegger Rivalry Led to a ’90s Flop
So, the Sylvester Stallone-Arnold Schwarzenegger rivalry stretched on for decades, but is there any one moment that can be pointed to as the peak? Well, a strong argument could be made for 1992.

You see, that was the year Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot premiered in theaters, widely considered Sylvester Stallone’s biggest box office disaster. What does that have to do with Arnold Schwarzenegger? Well, the wily action star may or may not have tricked his rival into picking up a flop.

According to both stars, the now-hilarious incident was the result of some careful strategizing from Schwarzenegger. He knew the movie was doomed to failure, but instead of publicly rejecting the role, he made sure everyone knew how much he wanted it. And Stallone fell right into the well-laid trap.

“He’s quite clever,” Stallone said of Schwarzenegger in a recent episode of The Jonathan Ross Show (via Insider). “He goes around town saying, ‘I can’t wait to do this film…’ I go to my agent, ‘Get that thing away from him. Get people options on me.’”

“I got it and I said, ‘What a piece of sh-t this is,’” he continued. “[Schwarzenegger] goes, ‘Ha ha ha!’”

Arnold Schwarzenegger has since confirmed the sabotage. “I read the script, and it was a piece of sh-t. Let’s be honest,” he explained in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel. “I say to myself, ‘I’m not going to do this movie…’”

“Then they went to Sly, and Sly called me (and asked), ‘Have they ever talked to you about doing this movie?’” he continued. “And I said, ‘Yes, I was thinking about doing it. This is a really brilliant idea, this movie.’ And of course, the movie went major into the toilet.”

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Arnold Schwarzenegger (aka “Arnie”, “The Austrian Oak”, or “The Govenator”) is an ultimate action movie legend of the first class. Both a former Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia champion bodybuilder and former Governor of California, Arnold has risen to the highest levels of worldly success.

Born in Thal, Styria, Austria, Arnold made his breakthrough into Hollywood action movies originally in sword-and-sorcery with Conan the Barbarian and in sci-fi with The Terminator, early roles which let him hide his thick accent and lack of American acting experience.

However, Arnold quickly found his niche and would go on to helm some of the most critically and commercially successful action movie blockbusters of all time. Including Terminator 2: Judgement Day and the Terminator Series, Commando, Predator, Total Recall and True Lies to name a few. While he has eased up in later years to pursue public office, his legacy remains Arnold strong!

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American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991) Biography, Plot, Trailer

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation is a 1991 American martial arts action film starring Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, and James Booth. A sequel to American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989), it is the fourth installment in the American Ninja franchise, followed by American Ninja V and was directed by Cedric Sundstrom. The film marked Michael Dudikoff’s final appearance in the American Ninja franchise.

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)


A Delta Force unit attempts to escape from a pursuing group of ninja in a foreign country but most are killed and the rest are captured. The secret Ninja Army is headed by Colonel Scarf Mulgrew) an ex-British policeman and anti-American who has joined with Shiekh Ali Maksood, a Muslim militant, who plans to bring a suitcase nuke to New York. Mulgrew threatens to burn the commandos alive and use the nuke unless he is paid a ransom of 50 million dollars. Agents Sean Davidson and Carl Brackston are sent on a covert mission to rescue the prisoners and defeat the terrorists.


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Sean and Carl parachute in and meet their contact Pango. While gathering information from a local operative named Freddie, they are confronted by Mulgrew and the corrupt local police headed by O’Reilly. Freddie is killed by Mulgrew but Sean, Carl, and Pango escape. Pango takes them to Dr. Sarah a Peace Corps nurse who hides them from the police. Soon after ninjas attack, capturing Sean, Carl and Sarah alive while Pango escapes, and imprisoning them in an old British fort to be tortured by Mulgrew. Mulgrew assaults Sarah and later it is revealed Mulgrew killed her father.


  • Michael Dudikoff as Agent Joe Armstrong
  • David Bradley as Agent Sean Davidson
  • Dwayne Alexandre as Agent Carl Brackston
  • Robin Stille as Dr. Sarah[3]
  • Ken Gampu as Dr. Tamba
  • James Booth as Colonel Scarf Mulgrew
  • Ron Smerczak as Shiekh Ali Maksood
  • Frantz Dobrowsky as Captain O’Reilly
  • Kely McClung as Super Ninja
  • Jody Abrahams as Pango
  • Anthony Fridjhon as Freddie / Treddle
  • David Sherwood as Gavin
  • Sean Kelly as Norris
  • Jamie Bartlett as Segal
  • John Pasternak as Carlos
  • Robin B. Smith as Schultz
  • Shane Safi as Little Special School Child

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Will Smith CONFRONTS Jim Carrey For HUMILIATING Him On Live TV

Get ready for the ultimate showdown! In this explosive video, Will Smith confronts Jim Carrey after being publicly humiliated on live TV.

The two Hollywood legends have a long-standing rivalry, but things came to a head after Jim’s controversial comments about Will during an interview.
With tensions running high, Will finally has the opportunity to confront Jim face-to-face and demand an apology.

But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
Watch now to find out!

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But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
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