Stallone Takes a Workout Break to Talk Expendables

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Sylvester Stallone is hard at work on his next adrenaline-drenched actioner, and as was reported last week, just shot a pivotal scene with action alums Ahnold and Bruce. Well, today Stallone took a break from kicking ass to talk to Entertainment Weekly about that crucial scene.

Stallone Gets Ripped for The Expendables

From the EW article:

Stallone said the superstar-summit scene takes place in a church, where Willis' nasty antagonist has summoned Stallone's macho mercenary to finally meet him face-to-face, take measure of him, and possibly hire him for a death-defying mission. But just as the meeting gets under way and smartass smalltalk is made, in walks another killer-for-hire — Stallone's longtime rival, who Willis has also invited to this job interview: Ah-nuld.

"Bruce says 'Well, there's one other person I want to talk to before I hire you," says Stallone. "And then Arnold, who plays my old rival, walks in. We have a history together. And we go back and forth and I tell him that I should have shot him a long time ago when I had the chance. Then it goes on from there. And here we are, the three of us trying to man up to one another, playing off of who we are, using our baggage in this one scene."

Sounds pretty freakin' awesome! And just look at that picture of Stallone all ripped and tatted up. Everything about this movie screams 80's blow-em up ridiculousness, and after Stallone's ultra-bloody Rambo, I can't help but get excited by the premise of The Expendables.

The Expendables is set to shred theater screens on August 20, 2010.

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Sylvester Stallone is an Academy Award-nominated actor from New York City best known for his iconic roles as Rocky Balboa and John Rambo.

Embarrassingly enough, Stallone's first acting role was in the softcore porno, The Party at Kitty and Stud's in 1970.  The porno was later re-released as Italian Stallion after Rocky playing off Stallone's nickname.

Stallone's real rise to fame came when he played the lead character in Rocky in 1976, a movie he wrote in wrote in three days.  Rocky was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won Best Picture.

After Rocky's success, Stallone went on to have an impressive career in the late 70s and 80s, including a sequel to Rocky which Stallone also wrote and directed.  1982 also marked the debut of another Stallone franchise, Rambo, which Stallone also wrote.

Stallone was also an A list star during the 70s, 80s and 90s and starred in plenty of non-Rocky / Rambo movies including Tango & Cash, Demolition Man, Cliffhanger, Assassins, and Judge Dredd.

In 2006 and 2008, Stallone made a new Rocky Balboa and Rambo movies marking returns to the franchises that haven't been touched in almost 20 years.  Both were successful.

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