Sly Applauds

U.S. actor Sylvester Stallone applauds as he attends the title bout between Ukrainian WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF heavy weight boxing world champion Vladimir Klitschko and Polish challenger Mariusz Wach in Hamburg November 10, 2012.

REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen


Stallone Named Action Star of the Millennium

Stallone named VSDA ‘Action Star’
Tue Apr 23, 2:12 AM ET By Gregg Kilday

LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) — Without even having to fight a title bout, Sylvester Stallone will be presented with the “Action Star of the Millennium” Award by the Video Software Dealers Assn. at its 21st annual convention, Home Entertainment 2002, set for July 16-18 at the Rio Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

“As an actor, writer and director, Mr. Stallone has endowed his artistic achievements with excellence and has created some of the most memorable characters in cinema history,” VSDA president Bo Andersen said in announcing the award. “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.”

The award comes as Artisan Home Entertainment releases a special edition DVD release “The Rambo Trilogy” on May 28.

Stallone, who staked his claim in Hollywood with 1976’s “Rocky,” which won a best picture Oscar, recently completed shooting Warner Bros‘ “Avenging Angelo,” directed by Martyn Burke and starring Madeleine Stowe.

Stallone Honored As ‘Action Star’
Thu Apr 25, 6:48 AM ET

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Movie tough-guy Sylvester Stallone has been selected “Action Star of the Millennium” by a home video trade group.

The “Rambo” and “Rocky” star will receive the honor in July at the Las Vegas convention for the Video Software Dealers Association.

“As an actor, writer and director, Mr. Stallone has endowed his artistic achievements with excellence and has created some of the most memorable characters in cinema history,” VSDA president Bo Andersen said.

The award comes as Artisan Home Entertainment releases a special edition DVD, “The Rambo Trilogy,” on May 28.

Stallone, 55, soared to fame with the 1976 boxing drama “Rocky,” which he also wrote. The film won a best-picture Oscar.

His other films include 1993’s “Cliffhanger” and 1997’s “Cop Land.”

Craig Zablo (April 28, 2002)

Sly: Star of the Millennium

Showbiz people briefs
Mon Apr 22, 1:21 AM ET

HOLLYWOOD (Variety) – With a mere 25 years of work under his belt, Sylvester Stallone will claim the title of action star of the millennium at the Video Software Dealers Assn. Convention this summer.

Stallone is expected to accept the nod in person at the opening ceremony of the convention, July 16 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The award comes on the 20th anniversary of the theatrical release of “First Blood” and follows Artisan Home Entertainment’s special edition DVD release “The Rambo Trilogy” on May 28.

“I’m very, very humbled by that,” Stallone said about the kudos in an upcoming interview in Daily Variety sister magazine Video Premieres. “There’s a lot of competition out there,” he said, laughingly noting that the time period of the award ensures that the next recipient will have to wait 1,000 years.

Stallone is probably best known for his title role in “Rocky,” which earned him Academy Award nominations for writer and actor in 1976 before he returned in four sequels. Most recently, Stallone completed filming Warner Bros.’ “Avenging Angelo,” which co-stars Madeleine Stowe.

Congrats to Sly! – Craig Zablo (April 22, 2002)

Stallone in “The Green”?

STALLONE IS IN IT FOR ‘THE GREEN: Numenorean principals Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman have agreed to adapt Troon McAllister‘s award-winning novel The Green for a spring 2002 shoot starring Sylvester Stallone. Stallone plays Eddie Caminetti, a golf hustler who reluctantly gets dragged into the upper-crust world of playing for the American team in the Ryder Cup matches – golf’s most prestigious event. Stallone is committed and Samuel Jackson has expressed interest in playing the team’s coach. The project will be produced jointly with Crusader Entertainment and Paramount Pictures.

I’m sure that this would not be the film that many SZoners would have picked for Sly to do next. But this book has gotten rave reviews. Click on the picture to the left, if you would like to read them or even purchase it.

Thanks to Franck (from Paris, France)

– Craig Zablo (April 21, 2002)


Sly‘s in the current (issue 124) issue of IMPACT. It gives a career overview and comparison on Sly and Arnold Schwarzenegger in an article by John Bierly entitled … “ISN’T IT ICONIC”

For a whole generation of young film-goers Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger were the kings of the action genre. But, in a changing marketplace, whose career has best survived the years of crash and burn ? Impact traces their paths of destruction… Here are some excerpts guys…

‘”Stallone, meanwhile , had carved out a career with brains rather than brawn. ‘

The Last Action Hero bombed in 1993, but 1994 Arnold found huge success again with True Lies. Stallone starred in one of his finest films, Cliffhanger, in 1993.’

‘ The difference , perhaps, is this : Sylvester Stallone is an actor, and Arnold Schwarzenerger is a star.’

‘I feel quite strongly that Stallone‘s performance in the 2000 remake of Get Carter is the best work off his career. He played Jack Carter as a real human being, whose single- minded quest for revenge instead brings him redemption. It’s a brave physical and emotional performance , and should have earned Stallone an Oscar nomination. ‘

‘ The bottom line is each man seems to be doing what suits him most. Stalllone is too good an actor to confine himself to bad action movies. ‘

Thanks to “Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes.
Craig Zablo (April 21, 2002)

Hey, Yo! Never Mix Your Drinks!

Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes checked in with…

This digital illustration by Marc Jones appears in the current issue (UK EDITION / VOLUME 3 / NUMBER 3 ) of HOTDOG in a 2 page spread

It’s happy hour at the Hotdog hostery and there are a few of our
favorite tasty beverages as seen on TV, at the movies, or named after
screen characters. Cheers.

In case the caption above Sly is too small to read here is the text…



5 raw eggs
Wake up at 4am, crack five eggs into a glass then down them in one. If
you can keep it down, shout ” Yo Adrian !” then go for a run and fight.

Thanks to Jazz for sharing! – Craig Zablo (April 13, 2002)

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