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EntertainmentSylvester Stallone Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Rocky II: I Am 'Incredibly Grateful'

14:58  18 june  2019
14:58  18 june  2019 Source:   people.com

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A special set of trading cards commemorating the 40 th anniversary of Stallone ’s Academy-Award-winning film have been produced by Topps. This set of ten 2 .5″ x 3.5″ trading cards are a national exclusive from Topps paying homage to the 40 th Anniversary of Rocky .

Sylvester Enzio Stallone (/stəˈloʊn/; born July 6, 1946) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. He is well known for his Hollywood action roles

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Forty years fly by in a flash.

Sylvester Stallone shared a sweet message to his fans on Instagram as he celebrated the 40th anniversary of his 1979 sequel film Rocky II.

Stallone 72, shared a screenshot of a The Shadow League article touting his movie as the “ultimate sequel.”

“A heartfelt thank you for accepting these characters and their stories into your lives!!” Stallone wrote in the caption. “It seems like only yesterday when Adrian was telling me to ‘WIN! And Mickey pushing me to be an ‘Italian Tank! an [sic] go through him!'”

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Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen, written by and starring Sylvester Stallone . It tells the rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated

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He continued, “And finally the battle with the amazing Apollo Creed… So lucky I am, and incredibly grateful after all this time and I shall always be, Keep punching, Sly.”

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The film, which was also written and directed by Stallone, follows Rocky Balboa as he retires from professional boxing and builds a family with his wife, Adrian (Talia Shire).

Rocky comes back out of retirement after his adversary Apollo Creed goads him into a rematch. The film gave fans the classic Rocky line “Yo, Adrian, I did it!” after he defeated Creed and became the new heavyweight champion.

Sylvester Stallone Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Rocky II: I Am 'Incredibly Grateful'© Provided by TIME Inc. Sylvester Stallone in Rocky II | Everett Collection

In May, the actor shared a photo of himself with his pet turtles Cuff and Link on his Instagram. The turtles had originally appeared in his 1976 film Rocky and made their film comeback in 2018’s Creed II.

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Sylvester Stallone has headed online to share a hoard of very rare photos from the set of ‘ Rocky IV’ that show him getting pummelled by Ivan Drago himself, Dolph Lundgren. This trip down memory lane not comes just a few months ahead of the 40 th anniversary of the release of the original ‘ Rocky ’, but.

As the 40 th anniversary of ' Rocky ' approaches in November, the movie's creator posts pics of himself and Dolph Lundgren from the franchise's fourth installment that even surprised him.

“In CREED 2 with my original buddies from the first Rocky … CUFF and LINK, now about 44 years old!” Stallone wrote in the caption.

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The actor was also a dad to a bull mastiff named Butkus, who appeared in Rocky and Rocky II.

Stallone had to sell Butkus to a stranger outside of a 7-Eleven store “because I couldn’t afford food,” he wrote on Instagram in 2017.

“Then like a modern day miracle, the screenplay for Rocky sold, and I could buy him back, but the new owner knew I was desperate and charged me $15,000,” Stallone continued. “He was worth every penny!”

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