It was Sylvester Stallone's birthday yesterday and he celebrated it with his brother, Frank Stallone and fellow action star Bruce Willis. The actor, director, writer turned 67.
I wonder how much longer he will be able to keep making action movies. What do you guys think, how many more years can Sly continue to entertain us in front of the camera?
Van Damme is searching for Indian actors!
You were once a diver for the British national team. How did that translate to action star?
It was a hobby, and I went in a couple competitions. Within a year, I’m on the British team and I’m running around the world (in) competition. It’s a 10-meter platform; you’re throwing yourself around. You’re doing spins and twists, and you know you get to visit countries you never get to visit and you compete with all the nationalities around the world. It’s a giggle. It’s not something I ever thought I would do anything with. I just wasted 10 years on it, that’s all. I think people think that’s my calling card, which it never was.
When (Sylvester) Stallone called you for “The Expendables,” was it like getting accepted into the all-star game of action stars?
Of course. I’m from the U.K. (laughs.) There’s no big action stars out there, and for me to get the invite was a great thing. It’s a big privilege to be part of the cinema icons. … There’s no one on the planet that doesn’t recognize the man (Stallone), so to be asked to come to the party is a big privilege, and you can never overlook that great sort of invite.
With basically you and James Bond as the country’s action stars, how are you perceived in the U.K.?
I have no clue (laughs). I wouldn’t know. Let’s see. … They’ll review this, and we’ll see what they think of it. I don’t know. I really don’t know. Sometimes you don’t know what the critic wants to see — whether they like what I do, whether they don’t. There’s always going to be a fair amount of people that don’t like what I do and an amount of people that do. I think, at the end of the day, it’s about what the audience likes.
The world’s a big place, and if people are going to see the films, we’re only making it for the audience. We’re not making it for people that don’t pay to go see it. It’s nice to have good things written about you, but it’s not good to get carried away because you can inflate your head to such a degree to think you’re something that you’re not. Constructive criticism is good, but if it’s done with a poisonous ink, then I’m not so keen.
After building a career on action films, what other kind of role would you take?
I’d love to do an action comedy. I’d love to do anything — if it’s good, and the quality is good and the director is smart and the producer is a clever chap and everybody is working together. It has to fit me. It’s no good for me to do so radically different that I’m going to look … I’m going to regret that. There’s no point.
"Then if we look at ‘The Package’ as a movie, it certainly hits all the right notes, containing the story elements we would expect in this genre and the type of characters these actors would play. There’s also the high paced, intense action, yet there was no marketing to bring this forward, and it’s a shame for the producers because this could have earned millions at the box office."
I think Steve Austin should consider a return to wrestling, because his movie career is defiantly not taking off.
Below is the 5th teaser for a fan made Expendables series
Here are various pictures, one of them is another very recent pic of Mickey Rourke who will be reprising his role as 'Tool' in the upcoming Expendables 3!
Check out the newest Action Highlight, I think the movie the Expendables Premiere picked this week will come as a surprise to many of you, click here to see a scene from it and let us know what you think!
Round 2, Bracket 1 Results
And the winner is...