Stallone: 'Rocky Was Based On Jesus'
Hollywood filmmaker SYLVESTER STALLONE created the character of boxer ROCKY BALBOA to reflect JESUS CHRIST.
Stallone was an unknown actor when he wrote and starred in the Oscar-winning 1976 movie ROCKY.
And he has now revealed the reasoning behind the film's opening shot of a painting of Jesus Christ looking down at Rocky fighting in a gym.
The 60-year-old says, "It's like he was being chosen.
"If you look to God, you can overcome your past."