In an exclusive chat with Entertainment Tonight Canada at the premiere of his biographical film “Sly,” Sylvester Stallone reflects on his nearly half-century-long career, dubbing himself “the last of the dinosaurs.” The veteran actor, famed for his role as Rocky, marvels at his enduring presence in the entertainment industry. Stallone hints that he’s one of the few remaining action stars from the ’80s who still lands major roles, notably leading the pack in the soon-to-be-released fourth instalment of “The Expendables,” alongside co-star Dolph Lundgren.
In the interview, Stallone acknowledges the shifting landscape of the film industry, emphasizing that the speed at which cinema is evolving makes career longevity rare. He takes none of it for granted and hopes to share his remaining time with his loved ones.
While speaking about his contemporaries, particularly Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stallone admits that the “Terminator” star was the more prototypical action hero of their era. According to Stallone, Schwarzenegger had a major role in transforming action cinema into a genre where the actor’s physicality could carry the narrative. In a candid admission, Stallone reveals that he and Schwarzenegger were fierce rivals for over two decades, a rivalry he now sees as fostering innovation in the action genre. Both actors have since become close friends.
“Expend4bles” is set to hit theatres on September 22, distributed by Lionsgate. Meanwhile, fans can catch “Sly” on Netflix beginning November 3. Source