The latest cinema hit of the ‘Rocky Balboa’ character portrayed by the famous actor Sylvester Stallone, ‘Creed II’ is taking the Chinese box office by storm. Despite the fact that the movie was released only this January, the numbers undeniably confirm that the latest sequel of the drama from a high performing boxing background is already a huge hit. Thanks to how popular the movie became, the Chinese cinema is for the first time ever bringing the full ‘Rocky’ franchise to its theatres.
Sylvester Stallone not only plays one of the lead roles in the movie but he also together with the director Juel Taylor co-wrote the original screenplay to the movie. When it comes to action movies, Sylvester can be considered one of the top Hollywood veterans. Some of his most famous roles include the role of a soldier John Rambo in the five successful Rambo movies or the role of engineer Ray Breslin in the trio of Escape Plan films.
At the same time, Sylvester’s most break-through career-changing role was certainly the portrayal of the boxer Rocky Balboa in the Rocky movie series. The series even got drafted into the US National Film Registry which showcases how iconic Sylvester’s portrayal of Rocky has been.
However, Sylvester is not only a hero of the big screen. His charity work has contributed to improvement of lives of many. Sylvester has previously donated some of his prime possessions such as props, costumes, and other Rocky movie memorabilia to raise millions of dollars for various charities.
Judging by his social media, is is quite obvious that despite his glorious career and extremely pre-occupied work schedule Sylvester is a true family guy who just simply adores his three beautiful daughters Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet. The three beauties are surely making their papa proud since he often enjoys to share pictures of them from the family archives as well as to flaunt and share their successes with his fans.
The passion and spirit Sylvester puts in everything he does could be perhaps traced to his Italian roots from his father’s side. Nevertheless, Sylvester is indeed the true man of the hour and inspiration to action actors and figures all around the world.
Despite claims and reports swirling the Hollywood, that after ‘Creed II’ he is fully ready to retire, we still hope that Sylvester will reconsider to bring even more of his wonderful and passionate spirit to the silver screen.