250 lbs 6 ft 5 in DCU Giant Punched Sylvester Stallone So Hard His Heart Swole, Almost Killed Him: “I must break you”

250 lbs 6 ft 5 in DCU Giant Punched Sylvester Stallone So Hard His Heart Swole, Almost Killed Him
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Sylvester Stallone may be one of the most iconic fighters and actors but even he found himself in some serious trouble while filming during his iconic franchise. He has a plethora of movies many are fond of and that only helps in his stellar reputation. Whether it is his range in movies or his skill within the rink, he is loved by all those around him.

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Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone

The actor may have done some of the biggest stunts in his career but none cost him as much as getting punched by his fellow costar during the shooting of his iconic movie. The Rocky franchise is one for which he is best known for also led him to the hospital where he was basically fighting for his life.

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Sylvester Stallone Was Punched Brutally

Sylvester Stallone did not expect to be in the hospital while he was in the midst of filming Rocky IV. The movie was one which he was highly looking forward to and one scene in particular got him in deep trouble. It is not uncommon for actors to get hurt on set while filming their own stunts. However, it is still a matter of concern if these injuries might lead an actor to the hospital.

Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone

“I must break you.”

Dolph Lundgren and Stallone were going up against each other in the rink and one punch from the former slammed the Expendables star’s heart right on his breastbone. This led his heart to swell up and he was immediately rushed to the hospital.

“This was back in the day when you didn’t have CGI, so everything you did had to be in-camera. You wanted a good hit, you had to make it look good in-camera. And if you wanted blood to come out of your mouth, you had to actually put it in your mouth and spit it out as you got hit.”

The actor could have very easily lost his life at that moment. Lundgren even acknowledged that the lack of CQI at that time was very much responsible for the lack of freedom body doubles could provide.

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Dolph Lundgren Had Bad Blood With Carl Weathers

This was not the first time Dolph Lundgren hit someone while he was filming. Carl Weathers was not as fond of the actor either. Whether he was killed in the movie or not, he was not okay with him hitting Weathers on set. He also acknowledged how aggressive Lundgren could get while in the rink and did not like it.

Dolph Lundgren and Sylvester Stallone in Rocky IV
Dolph Lundgren and Sylvester Stallone in Rocky IV

“But I’d worked out with Sly for five months before the picture. So I knew him pretty well. And I was a fighter, a karate champion from Europe and I think when Carl showed up, he was like, ‘I’m gonna have to fight this guy? He seems like he’s the real thing.’ I didn’t dislike anybody on that set but I think he got a little scared of me.”

Lundgren on the other hand, was more than happy with the actor and was actually quite fond of him. Although he believed, Weathers to be scared of him.

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Rocky IV is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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Source: Ain’t It Cool

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An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has written over 1300 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment.