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    What are your honest thoughts on Sylvester Stallone?

    As a kid, I loved Rambo, and its first sequel; I wasn't able to find Rambo III for bloody ages. Keep in mind, this was prior to the days of DVDs, so the tapes that were discontinued from sales weren't easy to find. The first three Rocky movies are great. The rest are just...okay.

    Now I don't like his recent movies. He is just too old now. I mean, I don't dislike him. He's just way past it as an action star at 70 years old.

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    The "Rambo" films were epic, I agree with you - the new one wasn't bad either. Otherwise --- he's done. RIP.

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    I'm a big Sly fan. I love everything from his 80s cheese to his serious roles. His best performance is a toss up between Rocky Balboa and Creed (both an ageing Rocky). His motivational speech to his son in Rocky Balboa is phenomenal, and his fight with cancer in Creed really tugs at my heart. The first rocky is amazing and is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I enjoy all of them...except 5...5 doesn't exist for me.

    First Blood is a great performance as well and really gets to the heart of a sad topic, how we treat our veterans. It's a powerful movie. Rambo 2 and 3 are action schlock, though some of the best schlock from the 80s. So is stuff like Over the Top, the one in prison, and Tango and Cash. Oh and how could I forget Cobra...he speaks ENTIRELY in one-liners...such a fun movie.

    The 90s were rough but he still had some good movies like Demolition Man, Cliffhanger, and I actually like Cop Land as well.

    His recent stuff like the Expendables I'm not a big fan of but Rambo 4 and the Rockys are great movies.

    So yeah, he's got a lot of bad movies, but he also has a lot of fun and genuinely great films. He certainly has talent but he's not one of Hollywood's best. But that's good enough for me

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    I dig Stallone. There aren't too many movies he has been in that I have really disliked. My favorite is probably Demolition Man. His biggest stinker was Judge Dredd, but even I find that a lot of fun and a guilty pleasure.

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    I can dig on some Sly in moderation.

    IMO his early stuff is still probably his best. I'd definitely recommend adding Death Race 2000, Nighthawks, and Victory to any Stallone fans watch list as they are often overlooked gems within the more traditional of Sly discussions.

    Victory in particular. Not only does it show him in a less stereotypical light; it's a pretty good movie in and of itself with a great cast to boot.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083284/

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    I like Stallone, even some of his bad stuff

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    Not a fan, but I do like some of his movies. Like Judge Dredd . His best.

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    There isn't a fil of his that I don't like that I can think of honestly........honorable mention : Lock-up

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    He was great in Cop Land!

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    Cool

    Stop! Or my mom will shoot. Dreadfully bad film.

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    Stallone like a lot of the 80s action stars they were basically cardboard cutouts for the movies and this showed alot when they tried and failed to diversify.

    Stallone was good in his typecast but as long he didnt speak to much. He had great stage presence not much else IMO.

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    I've found him in many films, as an extra, since I started this quest in 2015. Downhill Racer, What's Up, Doc?, Lovers and Other Strangers, Mandingo and MASH aren't even on IMDb, although I added them to Wikipedia. Yet IMDb refuses to add them to his page.



    Obviously, he is the guy at the left table.



    Appears as a wedding guest in the background of this scene featuring that cheesy "For All We Know" song...



    Some people say his "young man in crowd" cameo was cut from the film. However, I think he's the guy with the red hat.



    He was just an extra in the hotel, walking behind Barbra Streisand with a woman at his side (not pictured as she is over to his left). You can see him again when Ryan O'Neal tells the hotel staff to be careful with his magic rocks.



    He's a soldier in the ranch scene near the start. When Radar walks up to Donald Sutherland to ask him about a jeep, he passes Stallone quickly.

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    Stallone may or may not be somewhere in “M.A.S.H.” “When I met Sylvester Stallone with my friend Burgess Meredith, Stallone told me he never admitted to doing extra work out in Hollywood. But one of the few pictures he admitted he was an extra on was ‘M.A.S.H.’” Gould says. “When I mentioned that to Bob, he said, ‘I don’t accept that. Sylvester Stallone couldn’t have been an extra in my picture.’ But that’s what Stallone told me.”

    DEADLINE: We just interviewed Burt Reynolds for his memoir and he said he very much wanted to play Rocky. He was a huge star at the time…
    STALLONE: He would have done well with it, but you know…I just…couldn’t. You’re right, though. At that time, it was the apex of very physical actors. You had Ryan O’Neal, who loved boxing. I saw him spar with Joe Frazier once when I was doing extra work in 1971. I said, “Wow, look at that,” and then you had Burt Reynolds who was a real good college football player. Another tough guy, Jimmy Caan, liked it and you had Nick Nolte. All these guys were the prime suspects to play the character, and they’d all probably have done it very well. It was a miracle that it happened the way it did.

    And...



    He was also in Pigeons as one of the guests in a party scene.


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    None of those pictures look like Stallone to me.

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    Not really, but I think he's quite young in these films.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex-Deputy So & So View Post
    Not really, but I think he's quite young in these films.
    He was young in Death Race 2000, but it still relatively looks like Stallone lol

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    Can't think of a Stallone film I haven't liked to some degree.

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