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“I don’t run out of gas”: Sylvester Stallone, 76, Hates People Telling Him to “Act Your Age”

"I don't run out of gas": Sylvester Stallone, 76, Hates People Telling Him to "Act Your Age"

Sylvester Stallone is one of the most well-known actors and filmmakers in the industry. After struggling in his initial years of career, he made a debut in the 1970 movie named The Party at Kitty and Stud’s. In quite a less time, he was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor. In the year 1978, he soon made his directorial debut through a film named Paradise Alley.

The 76-year-old had a passion for writing since a very young age and he didn’t let it go to waste. He made his breakthrough in the industry, by introducing the Rocky franchise to the world. The franchise became quite popular and still is. At that time no one expected, that his written film is going to take home the Academy Awards trophy.

Does Sylvester Stallone Feel Childish?

Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone has aged fine like wine over the years. But there are still people who have taunted him about acting his age and growing up. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he was asked about whether or not he feels his age. To which, The Rocky actor replied that he feels “immature”. He thinks that as one grows older, one tries to embrace the inner kid they have. The only thing that makes him feel his age is the injuries that he treated with fusions and operations.

“I’ve always been averse to the quote “Act your age.” Or “Age gracefully.” How do you age gracefully? There’s nothing graceful about you. The older I get, the more I try to embrace my inner kid. The only way I really feel my age is because I’ve had so many injuries. I’ve had five back operations, three neck fusions, both shoulders done, knees, ankles, fist — you name it. It’s been more than 25 times that I’ve been put out. So that I feel. But after I warm up, I feel really good. I don’t run out of gas.”

In the interview, the Creed actor mentioned the tremendous amount of change that came into his life over the years. He added that when people ask him what’s the formula to his success, he simply replies, “You just keep doing what you do naturally, and sometimes you arrive at a place you never expected to be.” It’s undeniable, that Stallone never gave up on his American dream, and that’s why now he’s one of the most popular celebrities in the industry.

Also read: Sylvester Stallone Was Furious Despite Taking Nearly $50 Million Salary for His $1.7 Billion Worth Rocky Franchise

Where Did Sylvester Stallone Get The Rocky Idea From?

Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in Rocky
Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in Rocky

As there is a saying, that inspiration is everywhere. For Stallone, it came from watching legendary boxers like Muhammad Ali fighting against Chuck Wepner in the squared ring in 1975. He got inspired by the fight and soon brought it to paper in just three days. He made Rocky film on a very low budget, but his film didn’t disappoint. It became famous worldwide and he received immense love from the audience.

Also read: “He had golf tees up his nose”: Sylvester Stallone’s Humour Helped 26 Year Old Sandra Bullock Get Comfortable in This $160M Iconic Movie

Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone

The film crossed the gross mark of $1Billion. But even after creating these blockbuster films, he still has no rights to them. The film’s rights are in the hands of Rocky producers Irvin Winkler and Bob Chartoff.

The third installment of Rocky spin-off, Creed is available to rent digitally on Vudu and Amazon.

Also read: Sylvester Stallone “Furious” $1.7B Rocky Franchise Treated Him Like an Employee, Not an Owner

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


Written by Shazmeen Navrange

Shazmeen is an author at FandomWire. With a degree in Mass Media and over two years of experience in the entertainment industry under her belt, she crafts insightful articles that offer a fresh and valuable perspective on Pop Culture and Hollywood. She has an unwavering enthusiasm for films, series, and all things Marvel, which demonstrates her deep-seated passion for the entertainment industry.