Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere are two of the leading stars of Hollywood and have been in the film industry for a long time. However, they never shared the screen.
The reason behind this is considered to be the alleged feud between the actors that dates all the way back to the 1970s. While they never appeared on screen together, Stallone and Gere were set to share the screen in the 1974 film The Lords of Flatbush.
However, things did not work out in Gere’s favor, and he had to leave the film just days after he started filming following a fight with Rocky star on the film set. And the feud would later lead to an almost a fight between them.
Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere had an altercation
In his memoir, Me, Elton John shared that while he was working on the music of Disney’s 1994 film The Lion King, he held a dinner party for the former Disney chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg. He shared that he invited multiple Hollywood stars, including Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere, along with Princess Diana.
The singer shared that Princess Diana and Gere seemed “very taken with each other,” and the Rambo star did not look very happy about it. John believed that Stallone showed up at the party with the intention of “picking Diana up,” who recently separated from her husband, Prince Charles.
However, it appeared to be failing due to the Primal Fear actor. Later the British singer noticed that Stallone and Gere were nowhere to be seen during the dinner. His husband, David Furnish, went out looking and found them “squaring up to each other.”
The Hollywood actors were apparently about to get into a fistfight. David Furnish was able to calm them down for the dinner. However, seeing that Gere still had Princess Diana’s attention, Stallone stormed out of the party after the dinner.