Sylvester Stallone Drops Drug Bombshell To Fans

Legendary Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone has done wonders with his signature character, Vietnam veteran and Green Beret super soldier, John Rambo. He recently opened up about his tumultuous relationship with his father.



Sylvester Stallone explains why he did not become a drug addict

In an interview with The Sunday Times’ Stephen Armstrong published Saturday, thehe “Expendables” actor said he wrote the screenplays for Rocky and Rambo out of frustration with his family life, calling his dad “the worst father in the world:”

“I was raised by Rambo. I had a very tumultuous upbringing, and I could have gone two ways. I could have gone feral — a really bad, self-abusive drug addict — but I went the other way. I developed a sarcastic sense of humor,” he said. “‘OK, I got the worst father in the world. Hooray for me. Thank you, Dad. Appreciate it. It was tough coming up, but you allowed me to play a character that I think was pretty well-rounded.'”

The action star also said he had no idea that Rocky Balboa, the underdog boxer he first portrayed in 1976, would resonate with politicians at the time.

“I didn’t even know what a Republican or a Democrat was until I was 30 years old,” he said. “I really didn’t until I went to Hollywood. I didn’t know wrapping myself in a flag in ‘Rocky’ would throw down the gauntlet.”

Barry Russell
Barry Russell
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