Sly Stallone Event Raises $100, 000 for Charity

On February 24, 2012, The posted a piece titled Sylvester Stallone Event Raises $100, 000 for Charity.  Here are some highlights:

  • “Rocky is done,” Stallone told about 900 people who paid to hear him in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association.
  • Stallone, in a question and answer session with movie critic Brian Johnson, did not rule out making another Rambo film.
  • Stallone said he did not set out to become an action star and that he was the 11th actor offered the role of Rambo in First Blood.
  • He has starred with such actors as Robert De Niro, but admitted to turning down roles in movies which could have changed his career. He turned down appearing in two Quentin Tarantino movies, as well as American Gigolo, An Officer and a Gentleman and Coming Home. He said turning down the latter film “was very foolish,” but he admitted he had his doubts if he could have been good enough for the searing drama, which eventually starred Jon Voight, Jane Fonda and Bruce Dern.