Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week…
The July 20, 2017 issue of Entertainment Weekly contains this piece that looks at the The Best Baddest Action Hero Names. As you can see, Sly comes in second with Lincoln Hawk. 🙂
Thanks to SZoner, Rob Hoskins for the scan and share. – Craig
Our POW [Picture of the Week] this week is Sly and Rick Zumwalt from Over the Top. Click on the photo to see a full-size version. – Craig
Thomas Boatwright is back and this time he went Over the Top!
Over the years I’ve gotten several Stallone pieces from Thomas. Here is what has been posted so far… there are more to come.
If you’d like to see more of Thomas Boatwright’s art check out his blog and his DA site. Send him some love.
If you get commissions, you should consider a piece from Thomas. He keeps you totally in the loop on his progress, finishes his commissions on or ahead of schedule, has very reasonable prices, is a fantastic artist and always gives you more than you’re expecting! – Craig
Today Mike Torrance aka The Krayola Kidd takes us Over the Top!
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.
Recently I received the following e-mail from SZoner, Didier Vandewalle.
I hope you are well.
I found a video today of a Japanese anime called Miss Monochrome. Sly is appearing after 1:57.
Thanks again for your good work on the site.
Lincoln Hawk in anime! Thanks Didier. – Craig
On July 29, 2014, Darrick Thomas at Zimbio posted The 50 Most Bad Ass Action Hero Names of All Time. Sly played or had a connection in creating 7 of them! – Craig
On July 6, 2014, Entertainment Tonight recognized Sly’s birthday and posted The 12 Craziest Character Names Created by Sylvester Stallone.
Rob Hoskins checked in with these cool candids of Sly from Over the Top. Here’s what he had to say…
Just wanted to send you this completely 1 of a kind pic taken in 1986 when Sly was working on Over The Top. My Aunt got close enough to take this shot and described Sly as “loving the crowd” and making the filming really fun for those lucky enough to be there in Vegas. She said he signed several items and took photos with lots of fans that day. An underrated movie from an awesome time in Sly’s career.
Thanks Rob! If you’d like to see a bigger version of the last four pics, click here.
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.