Our POW [Picture of the Week] this week is a shot of Sly from Death Race 2000. Click on the photo to see a full-size version. – Craig
Category: Death Race 2000
Jeremy Wheeler created these two posters that feature Sly. You can see larger versions of both posters and a whole lot more at Jeremy Wheeler’s Portfolio site.
Well done, Mr. Wheeler!
On September 19, 2014, IFC.com posted 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Sylvester Stallone by Andy Hunsaker.
My guess is you’ll know every single one of the facts, but it is still worth a click-over for the Youtube video links. – Craig
Mike Torrance aka The Krayola Kidd is back and he’s brought Sly as Machine Gun Joe Viterbo from Death Race 2000 with him! Over the coming weeks/months I’ll be posting more of Mike’s sketch card commissions. My goal is to eventually get a card for every character Sly has played. We’re well on our way!
You can see more of Mike’s art at his Deviant Art site. Mike is available for commissions and his prices are very reasonable.
On May 12, 2014, Wall Street Cheat Sheet posted 6 Stallone Action Movies To See Before Expendables 3.
They included: Death Race 2000, Nighthawks, First Blood, Rambo 2, Cobra and Demolition Man.
Oh, and you might want to check out Expendables 1 and 2, don’t ya think?
On April 9, 2014, Yahoo! Movies took a look at which actor had played the most sports roles in their piece Crowining Mr. Sports Movies by Brian Enk.
Had they counted each Rocky movie individually (as I think they should have) then Sly would have easily come in first. At any rate, here’s what the said about him…
—Sylvester Stallone: If we were to tally sports movies as a whole, including sequels, the Italian Stallion would be our champ, with six entries as boxer Rocky Balboa in the “Rocky” movies. Sly’s other sports movie credits include “Death Race 2000” (1975), in which he played deadly cross country racer Machine Gun Joe Viterbo; “Paradise Alley” (1978), in which he played Cosmo Corboni, one of three brothers trying to play the wrestling game in 1940s NYC; “Victory” (1981), in which he played a soccer goalie for the Allied forces as they face off against a German team at a WWII prison camp; “Over the Top” (1986), the greatest arm-wrestling movie ever made; “Driven” (2001), in which he plays former CART champion and car racing mentor Joe Tanto; and “Grudge Match” (2013), in which he plays former boxing champ Henry “Razor” Sharp.
On October 18, 2013, The Telegraph posted their choices for Sylvester Stallone: The 10 Best Movies.
On August 10, 2012, IGN posted their choices for Sly’s Top 10 Best Movies. Click on the link and let the debate begin. – Craig
Robbi Rodroguez did a Rocky sketch for me at last year’s Heroes Convention. When I saw that Robbi was going to be at Heroes again this year and was taking commissions early, I asked for an iconic black and white piece of Sly as Jack Carter. Robbi knew exactly what I was looking for and came through like a champ with this piece. I was totally blown away.
So I requested another Stallone piece, this time totally of Robbi’s choosing. He decided to go with Sly as Machine Gun Joe Viterbo from Death Race 2000. It was a unique choice that I quickly got behind. Robbi not only drew Machine Gun Joe standing in his race car with a smoking machine gun, but threw in Joe’s co-pilot as well. I can’t say enough great things about Robbi’s commissions except that I want another!