Rocky, Rambo were never meant to be political, says Sylvester Stallone


Team Udayavani, May 25, 2019, 7:17 PM IST

Image for Representation

Cannes: Veteran actor Sylvester Stallone says he never intended his fan-favourite characters — Rocky and Rambo — to be political.

Stallone, 72, will always be associated with the characters which he played in the two film franchises that originated in the ’70s and ’80s.

He essayed the role of boxer Rocky Balboa in eight films, including two “Creed” spinoffs, while he portrayed action star John Rambo in four movies. A fifth “Rambo” film is set to release this year.

Stallone is presenting the first look of the film, titled “Rambo V: Last Blood”, at the ongoing film extravaganza.

During a press conference, the veteran actor discussed the politics of the both the characters, according to The Guardian.

“I never took it personally, people saying Rocky was really rightwing. Rocky is a simple man who grew up in that kind of mentality. That’s just the way it was back then. Everyone was super patriotic growing up. And that’s just the way he is,” Stallone said.

“He’s not a political animal. So when he wraps the flag around him, he thinks he’s doing a good thing,” he added.

Stallone said Rambo was never by “any means meant to be a political statement, but it became one, it took on a life of its own”.

“But oh my God, once President Reagan went, ‘I saw Rambo, and he’s a Republican’,” he recalled and placed his hand to his head as the crowd cheered.

“Rambo V: Last Blood”, directed by Adrian Grunberg, is set to release later this year.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Greater Bengaluru Governance Bill tabled in Karnataka Assembly

Budget 2024-25: Customs duty exemption on key cancer drugs to reduce cost

Karnataka HC grants bail to 2 accused in M M Kalburgi murder case

SC rules out cancellation, re-test of controversy-ridden NEET-UG 2024

Major fire on merchant navy ship off Karnataka coast extinguished, says Coast Guard

‘Kursi Bachao Budget,’ Rahul Gandhi slams Modi govt

Govt doubles Mudra loan limit to Rs 20 lakh to promote entrepreneurship

Related Articles More

Actor Darshan develops a fever in jail

Konkani Cinema: Movie ‘Tarpana’ shines with 50 housefull shows

‘Bad Newz’ soars higher on second day, collects over Rs 19 crore at the box office

Renowned Kannada TV serial director Vinod Dondale found dead, suicide suspected

Vicky Kaushal and Triptii Dimri’s ‘Bad Newz’ collects Rs 8.62 crore on day one

MUST WATCH

Brahma Kumaris

Tapta Mudra Dharana

Banana Farming

Aghnashini River

Dr. Rajkumar


Latest Additions

Greater Bengaluru Governance Bill tabled in Karnataka Assembly

Air India Express inaugurates its maiden international flight from Bengaluru to Abu Dhabi

IIT Bombay develops method to optimise components in fuel cell electric vehicles

Budget 2024-25: Customs duty exemption on key cancer drugs to reduce cost

Actor Darshan develops a fever in jail

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.