Sylvester Stallone Said No Comedian Can Ever Come Close to Robin Williams: “The greatest improv human being that ever lived”

Sylvester Stallone Said No Comedian Can Ever Come Close to Robin Williams: "The greatest improv human being that ever lived"
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Apart from being a bonafide superstar in Hollywood after the iconic Rocky and Rambo films, Sylvester Stallone is also known to be a good team player and a personable co-actor. The Italian Stallion had the time of his life along with his other famous action-loving co-stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, and Dolph Lundgren in The Expendables.

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The Rocky star is also known to have a deep respect and admiration for his colleagues in Hollywood. At the premiere of The Expendables 3 in 2014, Stallone spoke his heart out about another legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams, who shockingly passed away that year due to s*icide.

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Sylvester Stallone’s Heartfelt Tribute To The Late Robin Williams

In August 2014, Hollywood was rocked by the shocking and untimely demise of one of the greatest actors, Robin Williams. Considered a prodigious and one-of-a-kind talent, Williams regaled audiences with his improvisation skills as a comedian and later on, as a powerful actor in serious dramas. But the funny man who made people laugh and entertained them through humor, unfortunately, succumbed to the demons in his head and passed away because of s*icide. Among the many stars in the fraternity who expressed their shock and remembered the actor, Sylvester Stallone shared his heartfelt tribute while also admiring Williams’ talent and impressive body of work.

“You’re talking about the greatest improv human being that ever lived. He was seriously a genius… I spent a lot of hours with him, and you just sit back in awe. When you have a machine that delicate, a creative tool that he was at his disposal, it’s very sensitive, and I feel for him.”

Robin Williams in Mrs Doubtfire

Stallone continued by saying that the world had lost an actor whose talent can never be replaced and expressed his sadness that he will never be able to interact with him again.

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Sylvester Stallone Became Emotional After His Golden Globe Win

Despite playing aggressive and powerfully masculine characters on screen, Sylvester Stallone has proved time and again that he has a soft heart. The actor who won his first Golden Globe at age 69 for Best Supporting Actor for the film Creed, was emotional on stage as he reminisced about his journey in Hollywood and his love story with his iconic character Rocky Balboa. In his heartfelt speech, Stallone said,

“I really want to say thank you to the Hollywood foreign press. The last time I was here, it was 1977, and I was hit by tumble weed when I walked out! It was a long time ago it was a very different situation. I want to thank my wife and my children because actually having your love is the greatest award in the world every day. And most of all I want to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I ever had.”

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Sylvester Stallone after accepting his Golden Globe for Creed

Stallone’s honesty and vulnerability on stage ensured that he received a standing ovation after his acceptance speech with many fans also applauding him on social media.

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