Sylvester Stallone: Action Star
of the Millennium
On July 16, 2002 The Video Software Dealers Association
honored Sylvester Stallone with its "Action
Star of the Millennium" Award.
"We are thrilled to present Sylvester Stallone
with this award," said VSDA Chairman Tom Warren.
"Mr. Stallone has created some of the most memorable
characters in cinema history. Rocky Balboa and John
Rambo are cinema cornerstones in American culture and
have become synonymous with courage and rough-hewn integrity.
Because of DVD technology and the overwhelming popularity
of home video, his numerous films will continue to be enjoyed
by film buffs for generations to come."
"I want to thank the 12,000 video stores who keep
movies alive and bring films like `Rambo' to new
audiences," said Stallone upon reception of
his award. "There are no perfect people, only perfect
moments, and this has been one of them."
Thanks to Alain and Maurice Totry for their
assistance with this item.
- Craig Zablo [July 20, 2002]