The ‘Rocky’ star looks back at his long career ahead of ‘The Suicide Squad’ release
Sylvester Stallone insists he is a better actor now than he was when he received an Oscar nomination for his performance in Rocky.
Stallone continued: “I’m more relaxed, and I understand how it works. I don’t squander my opportunities.”
A star of over 70 movies including Rocky, First Blood og The Expendables, Stallone also offered comment on the young actors coming through now: “To be an actor today, you almost have to be insane. You’re almost guaranteed 98 per cent unemployment. Guaranteed.”
Han la til: “Think about that. So to go for it, you have to have a little bit of a screw loose and an unbelievable dream to seek.”
Stallone also discussed his role in Selvmordstroppen, which is his second collaboration with director, James Gunn: “It’s quite different from anything I’ve ever done. I certainly have never played a 2000 pound flesh-eating creature. That was fun.”
The 75-year-old also joked that he’d beat out Paul Newman to the role if he were still alive today: “He had smaller teeth, they’d be wasting their time. He’d need veneers, I’m telling you.”
He also reflected on being in the twilight of his career: “At my age, I look at every film like maybe it’s my last bullet. I try to aim it in the right direction and work hard on it. It wasn’t always like that.”