Slyvester Stallone’s story has become Hollywood legend. His rise to prominence from someone struggling in the doldrums in his chosen profession mirrored that of his star-making creation, Rocky. Sly’s insistence to take the lead role himself, for his script, despite having no money (and substantial offers for said script) paid off and the rest is history. Sly’s brilliant performance as Rocky promised a lot from him as an actor. His career though took different route and he became part of a breakout new wave of macho action men in the 80s. It was fantastical, flag waving, fist pumping, and a move away from the Westerns of the 60s, and the gritty crime thrillers of the 70s. Beefy bad-asses with a dislike for wearing
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