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The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 34. Rocky Balboa

"All I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood." Rocky Balboa

Played By: Sylvester Stallone
Film: Rocky 1-6

Why He's On The List: With all due respect to John Rambo, Ray Tango and Marion Cobretti, Rocky Balboa remains Sly Stallone's greatest and most heartwarming creation - a true fighter who doesn't know the meaning of the word 'quit' (probably literally, actually). The 30+ years since Rocky have seen comebacks and setbacks aplenty for creator and creation, but the Italian Stallion - na�ve, optimistic, idealistic, lovable - remains the Rock on which Stallone's legend is built.

Finest Hour: The double knockdown, race-against-the-clock finale of Rocky II, followed by Rocky's joyful, not entirely discernible victory speech.

The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 34. Rocky Balboa
Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa

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