Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week:

Charisma Carpenter: Sly’s Work Ethic and Words of Wisdom

In an interview at Charisma Carpenter had this to say about Sly’s work ethic and words of wisom…

“He’s the first one there and the last one to leave,” she shared. “He’s willing to do off-camera for other actors that aren’t able to be there. He knows what he wants, he knows how to get it, he won’t settle for less… It was such an education. I remember him asking me at one point in time when I was on the set, ‘How do you want to be remembered? Because this is literally a time capsule, so you’re going to look at this film 20 years from now and you’re going to go, is this the way I want to do it, is this the way I want to look, is this the way I want to be wearing. You want to be aware of these things. You have to think big picture, long term.’ That was educational to me.”

Click over and check out Charisma Carpenter Recalls Working with Ryan Murphy, Sylvester Stallone, Jeremy Renner, and More.

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week:

“Rambo” Trivia

Thanks to today we have 8 Even More Incredible Facts About ‘Rambo’.  Check out three of my favorites before clicking over to all eight.

4. Stallone hated the first cut of First Blood.
The first time Stallone saw the edit for “First Blood,” he hated it. It was three and a half hours long, and Rambo’s dialogue was terrible. At first, Stallone wanted to buy the film so he could burn it. Instead of that, he re-cut the film to 93 minutes with most of his dialogue removed, which is what you see when you watch it today.

5. Without ‘Rambo’ there would be no ‘Predator’
When Rocky Balboa took on Ivan Drago in “Rocky IV,” no one in Hollywood was quite sure who Rocky’s next opponent could possibly be. The joke was made that Rocky would have to fight some kind of Alien in “Rocky V.” After a while, Screenwriters Jim and John Thomas began to take the idea seriously and wrote a Rocky-Rambo Hybrid movie that we call “Predator.”

3. Rambo wasn’t a killer – originally.
John Rambo never actually kills anyone in “First Blood.” There is only one death in the entire movie, and that happened as an accident when an overzealous cop falls from a helicopter while shooting at Rambo. (This refers to the movie “First Blood” not the novel on which the film was based. – Craig)

In subsequent movies, that all changes of course. Rambo’s body count is 76 in “First Blood: Part II,” and 132 in “Rambo III.” In “Rambo,” he appears to kill the entire Burmese Army with one .50-cal.