Entertainment NewsArnold Schwarzenegger Hated Sylvester Stallone for Years

Arnold Schwarzenegger Hated Sylvester Stallone for Years

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Hated Sylvester Stallone for competing with him in the box office.

Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed that he hated Sylvester Stallone so much when the Rambo movies became major box office hits and Schwarzenegger vowed to “destroy” his rival in every movie he did.

Schwarzenegger wanted to move from bodybuilding into acting, finally achieving it when he was chosen to play the role of Hercules in 1970’s Hercules in New York. Listed under the name “Arnold Strong,” his accent in the film was so thick that his lines were dubbed after production.

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During the 1980s action movies were huge. Both Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone became international stars. Schwarzenegger’s movie roles that boosted his career include Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Last Action Hero, Commando, Raw Deal, The Running Man, Predator, and Red Heat.

Despite being good friends now, the two Expendables co-stars, once hated each other. He says, “When I saw Rambo II, I saw Sly with his clothes off and he looked totally ripped. I said, ‘What the f**k is he doing in my department? In the Rocky movies, he was athletic and smooth but he wasn’t that ripped. Does he have less body fat than I have? I have to get him. If he thinks he’s stepping into my territory, I’m stepping into his and outdo him in the movies’. This is where the battle began. “He was like a competitor that I had to go and destroy. We were competing on who had less body fat, who was killing more people onscreen, who was killing people in the most unique way, who had the biggest box office, who has better reviews. It was an all-out battle for a decade. People asked me, ‘What do you think of Sly’s movies?’ I’d say, ‘They’re s**t!’.”

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