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)

ISN’T IT ICONIC?

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
entitled ‘NEVER MIX YOUR DRINKS !’

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…

ROCKY BALBOA
SYLVESTER STALLONE

IN ROCKY

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)

Three Sly Tidbits

On March 26th Sly attended the sixth annual “An Unforgettable Evening” benefit for breast cancer in Beverly Hills, California. Elton John was the guest of honor. John Mellencamp provided the night’s musical entertainment, while comedian Dennis Miller hosted.

 

Also in attendance were Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Natalie Cole, and Fran Drescher, among others.

 

The April 1, 2002 (no fooling) issue of US Weekly contains two Sly tidbits:

 

In the “Loose Talk” section Sly is quoted as saying: “Anyone who says they’re not disappointed is putting you on.” in reference to losing at the Oscars.

In a sidebar section about famous breakups the following appears:

 

Jennifer Flavin The Dump: In May 1994, after five years of dating, Sylvester Stallone dropped Revlon model Flavin with a six-page letter delivered via Federal Express. Today: The couple reunited in the summer of 1995 and married two years later. They have two young daughters, and Flavin is pregnant again.

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