Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Happy Birthday Sylvester Stallone

Not had much time of recent to post up any reviews (working on a few...and finally located my SHARK ATTACK 3 dvd) and what with the sad passing of Peter Falk, it's never a better time to celebrate my favourite actors Birthday.

Not much to say about Stallone, other than his rise to fame inspired billions (let alone his movies) For all the slick pumped up action flicks, he'll be (rightfully) associated with the ROCKY movies (those movies are a template to my life...regardless of what heights you actually reach) Add to his acting, writing, producing, and singing abilities (come on...."Too Close To Paradise" is a classic song) he also comes across a genuinely warm and witty guy, not afraid to mock his own image and mortality. And at 65 years of age (today) the guy is still built like a piece of steel.

He briefly dipped his toes into DTV land in the late 90's early 2000's....but has since bounced back with ROCKY BALBOA, RAMBO and THE EXPENDABLES (which is great, because quite frankly, I'm sick to death of so-called 'action stars' like Matt Damon and Orlando Bloom) With many other projects lined up, Stallone shows no signs of slowing down. Long may be reign as the finest action hero in history (not to mention, a great actor)

Happy Birthday Sly