STALLONE'S LOW BLOW ON ROCKY PRODUCER
SCREEN slugger Sylvester Stallone is bashing aged producer Irwin Winkler for not giving him the rights to his Rocky and Creed boxing flicks.
Now 91, Winkler made Sly’s career by giving then unknown Stallone the lead role in 1976’s Rocky, which the actor wrote. Winkler still owns the rights to the six Rocky and three Creed flicks, but Stallone, now worth $400 million, is demanding them.
The actor posted a drawing of Winkler, whose other hits include Goodfellas, as a vampire, saying: “A VERY Flattering portrait of The Great Rocky/ Creed Producer, IRWIN WINKLER” and demanding
“at least a little WHAT’s LEFT of my RIGHTS back.”
Sly claims he wants them for his kids, but had no problem slamming Winkler’s writer-son David, 51, calling him “painfully untalented” and trashing his new memoir, The Arrangement, as “dreck” and “toilet paper.” Both Winklers took the gut punches in silence.