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If He Dies, He Dies

By TK Burton | Industry | October 26, 2009 |

By TK Burton | Industry | October 26, 2009 |

Sylvester Stallone will never go away, people. Never. He’s got the awesome, crazy-looking The Expendables coming out, and then he’s got that bizarro Rambo-fights-monsters movie. After that’s done, he’s apparently gung ho for Rocky 7.

Jesus. A seventh Rocky movie? At this point, the geriatric jokes are basically exhausted. Stallone will keep making Rocky and Rambo movies as long as he’s upright. By 2020, we’ll be watching Rambo fight the Terminator, and Rocky will be fighting goblins and flying octopi in a UFC ring. Seriously, there is nothing the Stallone won’t do with those characters at this point. It’s kind of amazing, his dedication to those two characters. Here’s his quote:

When I was 21 years old and at drama school. My teacher said to me, “If you ever put your head out there, thousands of people will try to cut it off, but that’s exactly what you need to do as an artist.” I know it’s ludicrous and everyone would laugh. I would laugh about it. But I also know that I’d be successful if I can make this a film about becoming older, not about boxing but about myself … Even my wife says, “Don’t do it. You’re embarrassing the kids.” But I told her, “If I don’t try I’ll be a really unhappy man.” You have to do it. Artists like me have to go through the dark over and over again.

Meaning that everyone in the world says he shouldn’t do it, and Stallone’s like, “fuck them, I didn’t listen when Adrian told me not to fight that big fuckin’ Russian, and I ain’t listening now. Recognize.”

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