“I never wanted the characters of rocky be exploited by these parasites”. While he recently took the floor on Instagram to denounce the exploitation of the character of “Drago”, emblematic enemy of Rocky in the series of films of the same name by producer Irwin Winkler and his sons, Sylvester Stallone is preparing to return to the forefront with the film “Samaritan” for Amazon Prime, and the series “Tulsa King”. The opportunity to look back on the important roles that the actor was able to play during his long career.
Rocky, the legend
A character who will undoubtedly remain the most emblematic for the actor, that of the boxer Rocky Balboa, a role he played from 1976 to 1990 in 5 films before appearing in the spin-off of the same name “Rocky Balboa” in 2006 then in “Creed” in 2015 and in 2018.
The other facet of the most famous boxer is that of a soldier who lets his weapons do the talking as much as his muscles. Stallone played John Rambo from 1982 to 2019, a period that saw the birth of 5 films on the cult character.
Head of an elite unit that obeys no government and specializes in desperate situations, Barney Ross is also an important role in the career of Sylvester Stallone. A role that he has so far taken up 4 times, the last opus of which should be released in 2022.
Engineer specializing in the design of ultra-secure prisons that he tests himself by being locked up there, Ray Breslin is a role that Stallone has taken up 3 times between 2013 and 2019.
In “Demolition Man”, a retro-futuristic 1993 film set in 2032, Stallone plays John Spartan, a police officer frozen after a reckless homicide, awakened to capture Simon Phoenix, a dangerous psychopathic killer.
A deaf police officer confined to traffic regulation, in the role of Freddy Heflin, Stallone finds himself having to settle a case of police blunder masked by the police officers of the city of Garrison nicknamed: Cop Land.
In “The Suicide Squad” directed by James Gunn, Stallone lends his voice to the fictional character King Shark, a character with the heart of a child … in the body of a man-eating shark.
In this film based on the comic book character of the same name, Stallone plays the role of a super policeman whose goal is to bring order to a futuristic megacity.
As veteran mountaineer Gabe Walker, Stallone battles thugs searching for hidden loot high in the mountains.
In his new series “Tulsa King” Stallone will play the role of a former New York mob boss. Forced to settle in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he decides to build a new empire.
Did you know ? Sylvester Stallone was the director of the film “Staying alive” (1983), sequel to the very famous “Saturday night fever” (1977)