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)