BACK IN THE RING
Oscar-winning Sylvester StalloPe, 72, returns in the iconic role of Rocky Balboa in Creed II (Nov. 21). Rocky trains newly crowned champion Adonis Creed (/ichael $ ,ordaP) to get into the ring with Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), the son of Rocky’s archrival Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). Here are wve facts about the native New Yorker who, in junior high, was voted “most likely to end up in the electric chair.”
He became the third man in history to receive Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay and 3 Best Actor for the same movie (Rocky), after Charlie ChaRliP and 1rsoP Welles.
Stallone oil paints and considers Leonardo da Vinci to be his hero. His wrst eÝhibition was held in Switzerland in 2011.
Stallone was so broke beforeRocky, he appeared in the softcore porn feature The Party at Kitty and Stud’s, which was later released as Italian Stallion.
He turned down the part of John McClane in Die Hard, which went to $rWce Willis.
Stallone did all of his own singing in Rhinestone, which he starred in with Dolly 2artoP in 1984.