Quote: "We didn't communicate about that very well... He made a public statement about it and I read that and learned more from that than I would from him... He's a smart guy. Whatever he does is the right choice. I know he thought about it a lot." Sylvester Stallone's daughter Sistine on her dad's decision not to be a part of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's White House team. Trump had the movie star pegged for an arts tsar role.
Tweet: "I would like to thank the gracious Prince Alpert (sic) of Monaco and his wonderful people for making us feel so welcome on my birthday in his fantastic country". Sylvester Stallone expresses his gratitude to Prince Albert II of Monaco after celebrating his 70th birthday with a surprise party in Monte Carlo on Wednesday (06Jul16). The European royal was among the guests at the bash.
Quote: "I basically keep my mouth shut and don't cause waves. It's all women. Even the dogs are female. The one male has been neutered. So I just sit there and watch the leaves fall out the tree of my life." Sylvester Stallone shares the secret to maintaining a happy life with his wife of nearly 19 years, model Jennifer Flavin, and their three daughters.
Fact: Sylvester Stallone is tackling reality TV again. The Creed star is the executive producer of new series Strong, in which 10 women tackle an high-rise assault course, called The Tower, with the help of professional trainers. Launching the series, which will debut in America on 14 April (16), Stallone says, "This is a show that is revolutionary". He last tackled reality TV a decade ago with boxing competition series The Contender.
Tweet: "Tony Burton who played the character of Duke brilliantly in all six Rocky movies... Rest in peace." Sylvester Stallone adds his tribute to his former Rocky co-star Tony Burton following his death on Thursday (25Feb16), aged 78.
Quote: "I couldn't even get cast as an Italian. I'll never forget, there's a party scene - it's 300 guests! They said no. I said, 'What part of me didn't pass the Italian identification aspect?'" Sylvester Stallone on missing out on the role of an extra in The Godfather.
Quote: "I didn't realise I was the 11th choice! Everyone was (like) running away from Rambo... It was Nick Nolte, it was Steve MCQueen, it was (Robert) De Niro, it was (Al) Pacino... Jimmy (James) Caan... it got down to Zippy the Monkey and then Sly!" Action man Sylvester Stallone had no idea so many other actors had been considered for the role of John Rambo before he signed on for the first film in the Rambo franchise, 1982's First Blood.
Quote: "I am trying to prove John Rambo's subconsciousness. It's like being lost in a haunted forest, so that's always a source of cinematic inspiration." Sylvester Stallone on what drives his passion for painting.
Tweet: "Made up with Bruce W. A stand up guy, my mistake...." Sylvester Stallone is pals with Bruce Willis again more than a year after they reportedly fell out over his exclusion from the cast of The Expendables 3.
Quote: "Anything is possible. He's a nice young man. He might put a beating on us, we don't know." Action man Sylvester Stallone dodges rumours troubled pop star Justin Bieber is in talks to join the next instalment of the actor's The Expendables franchise.
Quote: "I just saw an Expendables 3 poster and realized I'm the only actor in Hollywood not in it. #leftout #pickedlast #hurt Don't they need a smarta** to instigate all of their fights? #Expendables3 #putmeontheteam". Actor Dax Shepard wants to join Sylvester Stallone's all-star cast in the latest The Expendables action sequel.
Fact: The stars of Sylvester Stallone's forthcoming action film The Expendables 3 literally stopped traffic at the Cannes International Film Festival in France on Sunday (18May14) as they rolled into town on board two military tanks. The cast, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Jason Statham, Wesley Snipes, Jet Li and Antonio Banderas, appeared oblivious to the road chaos around them as they waved to fans and photographers as the armoured vehicles transported the actors to the Carlton Hotel, where they held a press conference to promote the explosive new sequel.
Quote: "I was born eight blocks from the theatre." Actor Sylvester Stallone is excited his ROCKY Broadway musical is playing close to his childhood neighbourhood.
Quote: "Since Expendables, I've had four operations - two back surgeries, a neck fusion, ankle fusion. So now I have to approach exercise in a more intelligent manner, which means not lifting a great deal of dead weight." Sylvester Stallone has to be careful when he exercises.
Quote: "My career was really sluggish for a while and I did a reality Tv thing called The Contender. I wouldn't do it again." Sylvester Stallone is not a fan of his 2005 reality series, which he fronted with boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard.
Fact: Grudge Match co-stars Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone made a surprise appearance on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live this weekend (14Dec13) when they took part in a parody of the story of the Three Wise Men with host John Goodman.
Quote: "He never said it, I've been with him for 25 years, he never said that... He's a good guy, has he ever said it in 40 years?" Sylvester Stallone's wife, Jennifer Flavin, insists the Rocky star would never utter a racial slur following accusations from a member of the paparazzi after a run-in last week (ends15Nov13). The actor was claimed to have lashed out at a snapper by calling them a "f**king n**ger", but his representative quickly denied the claim, insisting he actually branded the photographer an "a**hole".
Quote: "We worked on a NASA base, and I call the (security) gate and go, 'There is some suspicious stuff going on in a black van'... they literally strip-searched him, and then he got me back and I got strip-searched. (He) is constantly goofy." Sylvester Stallone landed Arnold Schwarzenegger in hot water with Nasa officials during filming for their new movie Escape Plan - but got his comeuppance when the Terminator star returned the favour.
Quote: "We started out really hating each other... Even our Dna hated each other! We were just really, really competitive... Now we have this mutual respect, we're survivors, and now it's like, 'You know what? This guy is pretty special." Sylvester Stallone on his newfound friendship with fellow action hardman Arnold Schwarzenegger. The pair star together in new movie Escape Plan after previously teaming up for Stallone's The Expendables franchise.
Quote: "Rent money, car payments, kids in school - I have to work." Veteran actor Harrison Ford jokes about the reason why he signed up to join Sylvester Stallone's action-packed The Expendables 3 movie. The Indiana Jones star will replace Bruce Willis in the film franchise.
Fact: Sylvester Stallone has confirmed Mel Gibson will be playing a bad guy in the next The Expendables film. The action man took to Twitter on Tuesday (16Jul13) to announce Mad Max will portray villain Barney Ross in the new movie, which will also feature Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren.
Fact: Sylvester Stallone celebrated his 67th birthday in style on Saturday (06Jul13) by dining out with brother Frank and pal Bruce Willis and cutting into a cake that sported the many images of fictional boxer Rocky Balboa.
Quote: "Nobody has called me and I would love to be a part of that 100 per cent. I need people to direct me and I will give it the best I can possibly give. I just need to be directed, that's all." Former fighter Mike Tyson is eyeing a part in Sylvester Stallone's hard man franchise, The Expendables.
Fact: Rapper Nelly is set to star alongside Hollywood action man Sylvester Stallone in upcoming movie Reach Me. The drama, about a group of people who all have a connection to a reclusive former football coach's self-help book, is expected to be released later this year (13).
Fact: The house where Sylvester Stallone's boxer character Rocky Balboa lives in the 1979 movie Rocky Ii has been put on the market. The three-bedroom property in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has an asking price of $139,000 (£87,000).
Quote: "That's what I used to do when I was a broke actor... I had to do it in a new movie, Grudge Match, because we're kinda like borrowing things from Rocky, but now I do it and throw up, which is what you're supposed to do. Don't eat (raw) eggs unless you're a weasel or a fox." Sylvester Stallone does not advise fans to guzzle raw eggs like he did as Rocky in the iconic boxing movie.
Fact: Sylvester Stallone made sure he had his family by his side as he walked the red carpet for the London premiere of The Expendables 2 on Monday (13Aug12) - exactly a month since his son Sage, by first wife Sasha Czack, was found dead at his Los Angeles home. The actor was joined by his third wife Jennifer Flavin and their daughters Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet at the Leicester Square event.
Quote: "In 1995 Sylvester Stallone was late to pick me up, so when he got to the hotel lobby, he picked up a piano, tilted it upwards and then showed off his muscles." Model/actress Carol Alt recalls an infamous dinner date with Sylvester Stallone.
Fact: Hollywood's most famous movie boxers, Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone are reportedly in talks to strap on their gloves again to play ageing fighters in a new comedy called Grudge Match. De Niro portrayed Jake LaMotta in cult classic Raging Bull, while Stallone played Rocky Balboa in the Rocky films.
Fact: Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent is bulking up his movie resume after signing on to star alongside action icons Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone in their new movie. The In Da Club hitmaker joins Jim Caviezel and Amy Ryan on the cast for The Tomb, which is due to hit theatres next summer (13).
Quote: "What you're gonna see here is who I really am. It's the first time in my entire career that I use my real voice." Sylvester Stallone wants to show another side of himself in upcoming action movie Bullet to the Head.
Quote: "Dolph's full of surprises. He's probably the most educated guy in the history of Hollywood, but you'd never know it because he looks the way he does." Sylvester Stallone on longtime pal Dolph Lundgren, who studied chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and boasts an IQ of 160.
Fact: A rickety wooden bridge used for a key scene in Sylvester Stallone's 1982 movie First Blood is to be torn down. The structure in the tiny town of Hope in British Columbia, Canada, is nicknamed 'Rambo Bridge' in honour of its part in the movie. It will be demolished and replaced.
Fact: Stars including Bruce Willis, Matt Damon and Sylvester Stallone turned out to honour legendary movie producer Jerry Weintraub at the Los Angeles premiere of a new documentary about the movie mogul's career. His Way, which was screened in Hollywood on Tuesday night (22Mar11), chronicles the Ocean's Eleven producer's starry career and airs in the U.S. on 4 April (11).
Quote: "Mike's a great guy... My sympathies go out to him. He's a battler, he's a tough guy, he's a winner. He'll overcome this for sure." Sylvester Stallone is confident pal Michael Douglas will win his new cancer battle. The actor is preparing to undergo cancer treatment after doctors discovered a tumour in his throat.
Quote: "Regrets? There's tons. This is the fuel that keeps me going. It's not success, it's not money. It's regret. I was on cruise control from '85 to '95, and it was my fault." Action movie icon Sylvester Stallone is motivated by missed opportunities.
Quote: "I have an idea ready to go. I'm going to do something that's quite radical." Sylvester Stallone is already concocting plans for a sequel to his summer (10) blockbuster THE EXPENDABLES.
Quote: "I now answer the phone with, 'What do you want?' - I have dispensed with the word 'Hello'. I'm thinking of changing it again to, 'Stallone residence, we bury young boys.'" Sylvester Stallone is determined to protect his young daughters when male admirers call for them.
Quote: "I thought, now I'm gonna I'll ask him: 'Would you like to be in a movie?' He goes, anytime, anywhere, any place. I went 'Are you drunk?' He said, 'Absolutely, you're my friend.' And he did it." Sylvester Stallone can't believe he convinced action hero-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger to co-star with him in new movie THE EXPENDABLES.
Quote: "They say you should try and approach every film as if it's your last film. At my age, it's a reality." Sylvester Stallone, 64, is aware of his advancing years.
Quote: "It's just, like, I'm embalmed. Men are different: They're like big kids to the very end, and at the very end they're big kids with arthritis; they just don't change." Sylvester Stallone jokes about ageing in Hollywood - insisting male stars fare better than their female counterparts.
Quote: "Nobody wanted to do it. I was like the 11th actor that they asked... I always thought the idea of a misunderstood vet who has given his life and then he returns and he's not appreciated, always would resonate and it always has." Sylvester Stallone admits no one wanted to take on his star-studded new movie THE EXPENDABLES until he signed up for action.
Quote: "Every time I met Mel he's been a great guy. He's done me a few favours and I just like the fella. It's unfortunate this had to happen, but it's Hollywoodland. Anything's possible." Sylvester Stallone on the latest Mel Gibson scandal.
Quote: "I've set a bar - a kind of high bar - they can get married somewhere between 45 and 50, and I'm serious. I've got 10 places in Forest Lawn (California cemetery) waiting for a guy who dares to show up." Action man Sylvester Stallone is overprotective of his daughters Sophia, 13, Sistine, 12, and Scarlet, eight, when it comes to boys.
Quote: "Arnold was king of the one-liners. Bruce was witty and talkative... and I was pretty silent. My guys seemed haunted, a lot of the time... People asked if I could have played the Terminator. Are you kidding? Not a chance." Sylvester Stallone insists he and his fellow action film heroes Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger all have different skills.
Fact: Sylvester Stallone and the all-star cast of his new action movie THE EXPENDABLES will screen the film for U.S. Marines at Camp Pendleton in California on Thursday night (22Jul10) after Stallone and Bruce Willis launch the movie at Comic-Con in San Diego. The film officially opens on 3 August (10).
Quote: "I was always looking for a replacement for cigarettes. At one point, I went on to a pipe - but that didn't look right on me. But cigars, there's, like, a tribal effect when you smoke them... It's like a secret code... It's like being an unregistered member of a worldwide club." Sylvester Stallone on his love of cigars.
Quote: "I sold a few to Steve Wynn, the casino owner... and I was quite humbled by that... I don't have a lot of concrete skills. Instead of painting a flower, I paint what a flower is thinking." Sylvester Stallone on his painting hobby.
Quote: "My wife cries a lot. She cries at the thought that it will be embarrassing for someone my age to harken back to glory days and she cries when I do something, like tear the calf muscle off the bone." Sylvester Stallone insists his wife Jennifer Flavin is a big weeper.
Quote: "My weakness is oatmeal cookies, the ones my wife makes. They give me heartburn but I can't leave them alone." Sylvester Stallone can't get enough of his wife Jennifer Flavin's sweet treats.
Quote: "The stunt co-ordinator said it was one of the few times he was frightened. When Randy pulls you in, it feels like you're about to be crushed by an anaconda. We had to tell him to go easy on the stuntmen." Sylvester Stallone on wrangling ultimate fighter Randy Couture on the set of action film The Expendables.
Quote: "(President) Reagan said, 'Rambo's a Republican!' He said that, after watching Rambo, he knew what to do in Libya - and my blood ran cold. He took a fictional character and turned it into a philosophy." Sylvester Stallone hated the fact his movie soldier of fortune helped Ronald Reagan decide international policy.
Fact: The history-making scene that features action men Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger together for the first time was shot four months after filming wrapped on The Expendables.
Quote: "I've got a bolt in my neck where he cracked the vertebra. I knew it was really f**king bad. The doctor wanted to fix my neck and my shoulder right then. But that would have meant closing down the movie." Sylvester Stallone on battling the pain of a torn rotator cuff, an injury he picked up while fighting with wrestling star Steve Austin on the set of new action film THE EXPENDABLES.
Quote: "He is a gentle soul. There's nothing of Rambo in him. He isn't a fighter, just bright and clever. I could never get him to go to the gym. He has always wanted to be his own man." Action man Sylvester Stallone insists he couldn't be more different from his actor son Sage, 34.
Quote: "It took probably eight months to pull it off because of everyone's schedules. With Arnold (Schwarzenegger) especially, we'd plan a date and then there'd be a fire or a budget crisis and he'd have to go to Sacramento." Sylvester Stallone on the problems of making a film with California's Governor.
Quote: "He's my best friend now. It's strange, given what big rivals we used to be. He's still ridiculously competitive, though. This watch, this is the only one of its kind in the world, so I wore it to our last lunch. Arnold was desperate for me to get him one but I had to explain that wasn't possible. He was so mad!" Sylvester Stallone on his fellow action man Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Quote: "I look like Rocky when I skip around and if I pretend I'm him it makes me work that bit harder. I'm a really good skipper. I can double jump, I can cross, I can do it all." Katy Perry imagines she's Sylvester Stallone's icon boxer when she works out.
Quote: "If someone said you have to eat one kind of food for the rest of your life, Irish, English, German or Italian, its Italian. And the beauty of this is, my wife doesnt have to cook for a long, long time. Thank God." Sylvester Stallone on buying Italian restaurant chain, Buca di Beppo, with his Planet Hollywood partners.
Quote: "Mickey, if anybody deserves an Oscar, its you. No question about it. You lived it. You earned it. You deserve it. You're an incredibly talented man. Its about time everyone says, 'You know what, give it to the winner.'" Sylvester Stallone gives pal Mickey Rourke an Oscar boost.
Quote: "Me and Rocky? I'm not bad. I'm better without the gloves though. He might have to go one glove and one no glove to make both of us happy." Hollywood hard man Jason Statham fancies his chances against the fictional movie boxing character made famous by Sylvester Stallone.
Fact: Action star Sylvester Stallone's earliest job was sweeping out lion cages in New York City's Bronx Zoo.
Quote: "They used to sneak up on me when I was watching the dailies at home and all they'd hear was the screaming. I was in trouble so we've been watching SpongeBob SquarePants to detox them." Rocky star Sylvester Stallone on making sure he doesn't set a bad example for his children.
Fact: Tuesday night's (10Jun08) basketball showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics in Los Angeles brought the stars out - Spike Lee, Eddie Murphy, courtside regulars Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson, Steven Spielberg and Sylvester Stallone were all spotted in the crowd at the Staples Center.
Quote: "I knew that David Beckham would be received as a superstar. Actually, I though that maybe I should put him in the new RAMBO film and chase him around the jungle for a couple of months." Action star Sylvester Stallone is a big fan of the British soccer star.
Quote: "Just tell her, 'If you don't go out with me I'm going to find the thing you love the most and eat it, whether it be your dog or your bird!'" Sylvester Stallone offers dating tips for the desperate.
Quote: "I know one slightly older action hero who had a balding problem. The next time I saw him he had a full head of hair. I said, 'What's that on your head?' and he answered, 'It's business, buddy.'" Sylvester Stallone exposes the drastic measures some actors take to preserve their youthful looks.
Quote: "He's a genius. Never judge a book by its musclebound cover. I'm like a muscular magazine, he's a muscular book." Sylvester Stallone sings the praises of former action star ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER.
Quote: "I got so used to my death threats, I missed them when they stopped." Sylvester Stallone jokes about the dangers of filming sequel JOHN RAMBO in the Thai/Burmese border.
Quote: "He'd murder Jason Bourne. I'm only kidding. Maybe the other guy - the one in The Transporter, Jason Stratham." Actor Sylvester Stallone thinks mercenary hero John Rambo would triumph over modern action stars.
Quote: "I thought it would be a walk in the park compared to Rocky and it was a walk through hell... We were in a place that was very hard to get to. Sometimes we had to use elephants to move the equipment." Sylvester Stallone on his decision to direct and star in his new RAMBO movie in the Burmese jungles.
Quote: "I believe that's going to happen. I have nothing to do with it. I wrote the story for it, but it's being turned over to the pros and it looks like that's going to happen." Sylvester Stallone confirms plans for a bizarre Rocky musical.
Quote: "The last Rambo, it was unrealistic. You know, you don't walk around in a desert, in 130-degree heat, with a tank top on. You'll get blistered on a beach in Miami in six hours! So, we definitely pushed that envelope a little too far." Sylvester Stallone concedes 1988's Rambo III was hard to take seriously. Stallone is the star and director of the franchise's latest film, RAMBO, due out in early 2008.
Fact: Sylvester Stallone is to launch a new clothing line with trendy Los Angeles designer CHRISTIAN AUDIGIER.
Fact: Sylvester Stallone has had his wife JENNIFER FLAVIN's face tattooed on his right shoulder.
Quote: "It's very nice but when you go in there, someone punches you." Sylvester Stallone on the new Sly Suite at Las Vegas' revamped Planet Hollywood hotel and casino.
Quote: "On the outside I might look like King Kong but inside I'm Hugh Grant." Hollywood action hero Sylvester Stallone insists he's not as tough as his film characters.
Quote: "You've got to admit, that's an unusual mother." Sylvester Stallone admits he struggles to keep up with his eccentric mother JACKIE.
Quote: "One wants to be a donkey, one wants to be a dancer and the other one wants to be a pirate. So, don't tell me movies don't affect you. She sees Shrek and now she wants to be a blue donkey." Sylvester Stallone is surprised at his young daughters' career aspirations.
Quote: "It'll be RAMBO dealing with old age. He won't be outrunning helicopters and dropping napalm." Sylvester Stallone, 60, reveals his revived action star will be slowing down in the next sequel.
Fact: The disaster-prone Serbian village of Zitiste is planning to unveil a huge statue of Sylvester Stallone's boxing movie icon ROCKY BALBOA. It's hoped the installation will help attract more tourists after years of heavy flooding and landslides.
Fact: The latest installment in the Rocky movie franchise is getting Brits boxing mad. Sales of equipment and reservations for lessons have soared since posters of the Sylvester Stallone film ROCKY BALBOA hit billbaords across the country, according to a spokesman for the Amateur Boxing Association of England.
Quote: "They had no idea what I used to do for a living. They thought I was a bad golfer." Sylvester Stallone is glad to be back on the big screen in Rocky sequel ROCKY BALBOA - so his youngest kids can see him acting.
Quote: "We were definitely trying to outdo one another. I think he won." Sylvester Stallone admits defeat in the battle of the action men between himself and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Fact: Sylvester Stallone and James Earl Jones are among the celebrities who will perform readings from Muhammad Ali's speeches as part of an upcoming TV special, which coincides with the 25th anniversary of the boxing great's last fight. The programme airs on US cable sports channel ESPN on 9 December (06).
Quote: "People think I dye it, but I don't, I promise. I've just got very good genes." Sylvester Stallone insists his hair colour is natural.
Fact: Sylvester Stallone and PRESIDENT George W Bush both celebrated 60th birthdays yesterday (06JUL06) - Bush marked his big day with pal and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, while Stallone celebrated by launching the trailer of his sixth Rocky film on US TV.
Quote: <p>"I expect it (criticism). I would do the same thing. My wife is the most critical. She said, 'This is ridiculous...' But you have two choices - not to do it or do it." Sylvester Stallone explains his decision to step back into the ring for a final Rocky boxing film. </p>
Quote: <p>"My wife has a vision of tearing the wall out (of our kitchen) so we can sit there and watch the hummingbirds fornicate in the backyard." Sylvester Stallone and his spouse Jennifer Flavin have some unusual pastimes. </p>
Fact: <p>Tommy Lee Jones is set to take on the role created by late movie star Richard Crenna in the upcoming RAMBO IV. The actor will play COLONEL TRAUTMAN in the new film, which will star Sylvester Stallone. </p>
Fact: <p>Sylvester Stallone needs to make a drastic recovery if he's going to be fit for the start date of his ROCKY VI movie in December (05) - his foot is strapped up after he broke it in a gym accident. </p>
Quote: <p>"I'm not addicted to plastic surgery, but I need it. I'm 50-years-old and I'm on television... I can't have that chicken neck-thing going." Sylvester Stallone's former supermodel girlfriend Janice Dickinson explains her reasons for going under the knife. </p>