Sylvester Stallone Quotes
'Rocky' represents the optimistic side of life, and 'Rambo' represents purgatory.
A lot of actors, and artists in general, never feel secure in love. They always feel everything's going to be taken away from them, professionally and personally; they're extremely emotional and volatile.
A lot of guys don't want to admit that they have a propensity for generosity and for violence.
A lot of guys have muscles. A lot of strong men in this world. I think it's important to show that even under all this strength there's a fragile side, a side that can be affected.
A lot of women read male magazines. Of course, a lot of guys read female magazines, but they've got another issue to deal with. But a lot of women read men's magazines and think, 'Oh, this is what these guys are thinking? Studying up on the enemy here.'
Action is always seen as the bottom rung of thespian endeavour, that's just the way it is.
All good actors are unpredictable, and a little crazy in a good way, because they feel more secure playing other people than themselves.
All young men want to prove themselves.
At the end of the day, 'Rocky' is a love story, and he could never have reached the final bell without Adrian.
Boxing is sort of an inevitability. We know they are going to be pounding each other.
Certain characters, mostly heroes, have to be the straight silent type; that is part of the make-up.
Characters I've played, they used to impact my paintings, like 80 percent of the time, and especially when I was doing an action film.
Clothing is the first step to building a character.
Crunches are much more effective than regular sit-ups because they specifically target your upper abdominal muscles rather than your hip muscles. If you're not used to them, they can cause soreness a day or two later, but it's a 'cool' soreness. A badge of honor.
Don't be gullible, use life before it uses you. Understand there are no free lunches, and for every action you take, there's a reaction.
Early on everyone should do, every time they do a big film, they should do a little film. It really does keep you grounded.
Every morning, I crawl out of bed. I sit there and think, 'Do I really need this?' And I drag myself to the gym in my garage. It's not fun. I hate it. I work out alone. Weights.
Every time I've failed, people had me out for the count, but I always come back.
For 'Rocky II,' I got a torn pectoral muscle, I got all beat up inside, I had to have an operation to splice things back together.
For every guy, there is an opportunity to be a lot better than he thought he could be. We can't all be the star of the team, but we can be a star in our life. That's where you set your goal.
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July 6, 1946
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