Hollywood has some legendary rivalries between some of its biggest-name stars. However, the brutal feud between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone is something that is at levels that no one has tried to recreate.
Stallone is well known for his role as an action actor with dramatic overtones, and for having created franchises like Rocky, including the scripts. Schwarzenegger has been a world famous bodybuilder, actorGovernor of California and they say that he makes cupcakes that make you touch the sky (this last one is a joke, or not).
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And it is that the rivalry between these two stars is comparable to that of Ryan Reynolds y Hugh Jackmanwithout the benefit that both are, in reality, great friends.
Schwarzenegger and Stallone hated each other for almost a quarter of a century, no exaggerations. Neither of the two actors has denied that they professed a visceral hatred towards the other since their first meeting in the 1977 Golden Globes gala.
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At that gala, Sylvester Stallone was nominated for Best Actor for his role in Rocky, although Peter Finch won for An Unforgiving World. For his part, Arnold Schwarzenegger took home the New Star of the Year award for muscles of steel.
During the event, a mockery of the Austrian actor towards the Rocky star for having lost, would have caused Stallone threw a vase of flowers at him. Shortly after, Sly stated, without mincing words, that “even his DNA hated each other from that moment on.”
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There is no action movie from the eighties and nineties that had Schwarzenegger o Stallonein which both did not try to surpass or, directly, make fun of the other.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s sheer muscle, the fruit of his years practicing and competing in bodybuilding, made him an actor more than suitable for iconic roles like the Terminator or Conan the Barbarian.
Sylvester Stallone, for his part, had legendary films like corneredin addition to continuing his Rocky saga as one of the most famous boxers in the seventh art.
However, the real anger was constantly going on outside the filming sets. Los rudeness between both stars, because the two parties fostered this situation, they further fostered the illustrious enmity.
Stallone even went so far as to label Schwarzenegger as a secret sympathizer of Nazi ideology. and publicly recalled that the actor’s father, Gustav Schwarzenegger, was a voluntary member of the Austrian National Socialist Party.
Their eternal fight was not limited to the two of them, since Stallone married in 1985 with what would be his co-star in Cobra, the strong arm of the law and Rocky IV —and his second wife—, Brigitte Nielsenwho was said to have had an affair with Schwarzenegger during the filming of the red warriorwhere he played Red Sonja.
The Austrian took the opportunity to mock and say that he had finally got rid of her, since “it was too little for someone like him”, who had already been dating him for several years. Maria Shriver.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s master move, however, was when he hit Stallone with the ball. movie High! Or my mother shoots. The actor saw in the script the opportunity to endorse a failure on his rival and leaked that he was interested in making the film.
Stallone took the role innocently and, indeed, the film did scandalously at the box office. Arnie didn’t hide and brag about that move.
Witnesses of their piques are movies like The Twins Strike Twice, Tango and Cash or Last Action Hero they have some bravado or taunts between the two stars in their footage, and we already tell you that, although they seem “good vibes” like those of Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, they were not.
With the new millennium, peace came
The 2000s saw both bury the hatchet. Sylvester Stallone was still active, although his career began to be less popular with the public. Meanwhile, Arnold Schwarzenegger became Governor of California in 2003, serving eight years in office.
Sly went so far as to donate $15,000 to his former archenemy’s re-election campaign. and Schwarzenegger used to invite the Rocky star to openings all over the state.
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Both would end up collaborating in the saga of The Expendables, created by Sylvester Stallone, as well as in the movie Escape Plan.
However, both for those who lived it and for those who adore the anecdotes of the Seventh Art, it is difficult to forget those almost 25 years of irrational hatred between two of the biggest stars in action cinema. Schwarzenegger and Stallone gave us the best and the worst side of the cinema.
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