So, I caught Creed II last week, and without giving any spoilers away, let’s just say it provided an epic and fulfilling conclusion to the story arc of Rocky Balboa, a small-time Italian-American loan collector and amateur boxer who ended up one of boxing’s biggest legends.
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I am reposting this because there was a technical difficulty. I just want to thank everyone around the whole wide World for taking the Rocky family into their hearts for over 40 years. It’s been my Ultimate privilege to have been able to create and play this meaningful character. Though it breaks my heart, Sadly all things must pass… and end. I love you Kind and generous people , and The most wonderful thing of all , is that ROCKY will never die because he lives on in you ….
But how did the character come into being? For that, much thanks has to be given to Sylvester Stallone, who dreamt up both the character and the script for the first Rocky movie, and refused to sell the script until he was given the starring role..and look how that turned out, crossing USD$225 million worldwide on a budget of just USD$1.1 million!
At the grand old age of 72, it’s clear we won’t be seeing neither Rocky nor Stallone for many movies left, so here’s a tribute list of 7 things the global fitfam have to thank them both for.