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Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone talks about Rocky’s success and struggles.

The Rocky Story Part 1 (Video)

Everyday I truly miss that character so much, I tell you, sometimes I could just cry because I’ll never have a voice like that again where I can speak whatever I feel in my heart – Sylvester Stallone

Stallone moved to California into the valley but things weren’t going very well, he had to sell his dog. One night he went to see Muhammed Ali fight Chuck Wepner, which inspired him into the writing of Rocky.

Sylvester Stallone saw on Wepner a metaphor for life. A man who is going to stad up to life and take one shot and maybe go to the distance.

Stallone started went into a 3-day writing frenzy and came up with the script of Rocky, 90 pages. 10% of it ended up in the final script.

He wrote the original Rocky with a dark character in mind.

He showed it to his wife and she didn’t like the character. So he kept on rewriting it.

The Rocky Story Part 1 (Video)

Stallone describe how the famous running scene by the ship happened, and the famous orange thrown at him as they recorded the iconic scene, it wasn’t scripted.

Sylvester also talks about the famous scenes hitting the meats and all the injuries that still remain from then.

The Rocky Story Part 3

On this third video Stallone talks about Apollo Creed, the story of him and Butkus and how he got in the movie, how the original ending of Rocky was going to be and how everything came together for the final scene.

I totally believe in divine intervention sometimes…

The Rocky Story Part 4 (Video)

Rocky never expected to win, ever. He knew it, he was a realist.

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No man is an island

Symbolically, at the very end of our lives, if we get knocked down and we get up that’s good for everyone.

Also realize that you can’t be alone to really succeed. No man really is an island, and it took the love of a woman that no one else loved. It took even the befriending of her brother, who no one could understand. And Rocky brought a whole group, who were all independent pieces, but together they were a whole group.