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14 Things We Learned From The 'Evening With Sylvester Stallone' Q&A
From Rocky to Rambo, Cop Land to Clubber Lang

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If you wanted to see Sylvester Stallone quoting Shakespeare, signing posters and regaling an enthralled audience with a seemingly never-ending roll of stories, there was only one place to be last Saturday night: the London Palladium. ‘An Evening With Sylvester Stallone’ followed in the footsteps of Al Pacino’s similar sit-down career retrospective last year, with the star on great form and more than a few cinematic beans spilled. Here are just a few stand-out moments from both his interview with Jonathan Ross and the Q&A session with the fans.

WORDS ALI PLUMB
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1. THERE ARE ROLES THAT STALLONE REGRETS TURNING DOWN

Evening With Sylvester Stallone

"I turned down this thing called Coming Home, which eventually won Oscars for everybody. Jon Voight, about the Vietnam war, and that would have been interesting because, of course, I did Rambo. And with Coming Home you would have seen both sides…"

"I turned Witness down, with Harrison Ford, which is great. I’d never had a love affair with an Amish chick. The third thing was picking between Rhinestone and Romancing The Stone and you know which I ended up going for… (Laughs)"
 

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1 Cool
How con you not like Stallone?! The man's an inspiration. He made some bad movies, like all "superstars", but he also gave us a few classics. We need an autobiography, a la Arnold's Total Recall. More

Posted by Ti on Friday January 17, 2014, 07:39

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No references about "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot" then. More

Posted by beniciototoro on Thursday January 16, 2014, 20:08

3 dude
love the man. he's never given up, just kept on going. if not all his movies have been classics, so be it. More

Posted by leroythemasochist on Wednesday January 15, 2014, 19:56

4 Spoilers..?!
So Rocky dies in 'Creed'? More

Posted by the moody monkey on Wednesday January 15, 2014, 18:35

5 RE: Cop Land
Completely agree with you. It's a great film in itself, Stallone is certainly capable of acting as it shows. Best of all, it's not one of those 'pandering to academy award' style movies even with a 5 star cast as it had, it's far better than the likes of those type of movies, all too evident this time of the movie year! More

Posted by cadz on Wednesday January 15, 2014, 18:01

6 Cop Land
Never understand the lack of love for Cop Land - frickin' stunning cast, frickin' stunning film!!!!! More

Posted by waltham1979 on Wednesday January 15, 2014, 15:17


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