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


That’s just the way it was back then. “I never took it personally, people saying Rocky was really rightwing. Stallone is presenting the first look of the film, titled Rambo V: Last Blood, at the ongoing film extravaganza. 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. And that’s just the way he is,” Stallone said. 0
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“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. Rocky is a simple man who grew up in that kind of mentality. So when he wraps the flag around him, he thinks he’s doing a good thing,” he added. Advertising

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

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