Sylvester Stallone turned down $34 million for Rambo IV in 1988

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone
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Year 2008 Rambo Not much Will describe it as “a good time at the movies”. It is not “hanging out” nor does it have “vibes”. what it has Arms are broken, children are burned, and enough to make throats A master like MacGruber is jealous. Still, according to The Hollywood ReporterIn an exciting new interview with Stallone, the third installment of the hyper-valentine series is what Stallone considers his “best action movie.”

“One film I’m really proud of—it’s the best action film I’ve ever done because it’s so realistic—is Rambo IVdealing with Burma, where they had a civil war for 67 years,” Stallone said The Hollywood Reporter. “But I got angry because the movie is so violent. And it’s violent. It’s horrible. These kids are being burned alive. That’s what makes Civil War worse than anything else: it’s your neighbor, suddenly, you Killing. I was really happy with the movie, and I never thought it would make it to the theater. I thought, ‘They’ll never show it.’

While Stallone was happy to wait more than two decades for a follow-up Rambo III, the studio wanted to do a lot faster and was willing to pay through the nose for it. Stallone said that wHe was asked first Rambo IVhe ended up turning down his biggest payday ever 34 million dollars.

The Hollywood Reporter: What was the most you were paid for a role?

Stallone: I refused 34.

THR: You turned down $34 million?! For which movie?

SS: We’re doing Rambo III. We thought that would be the biggest hit – before it even came out. And I paid a fortune for it. Then they go, “We want Rambo IV. Here it is: pay or play, 34.” I go, “Let’s not pull a gun here . . .”

THR: And that’s in 1980 dollars. [Factoring inflation, $34 million would now be approximately $85 million].

SS: for real. This is not a joke. And boy, what a fool. Now I think about it and…wow.

It may have led to such a fat stash of cash that Stallone had to focus too much on his rivalry with fellow beefed-up action star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who he unintentionally doomed the world to endure. do stop! Or my mother will shoot In 1992.stop! Or my mother will shoot It must be so Throw the mother off the train It’s a really bad thing to do with mom,” Stallone said. “Instead, You hired the most beautiful woman in Hollywood, Estelle Getty, who was the mother you wanted. This is the end of it! Also, I heard that Schwarzenegger is going to do this movie. And I said, ‘I’m going to beat him.’ I think he made me. Schwarzenegger confirmed the story and said the reporter This story was “100% true.”

“In those days, we did all kinds of crazy things to get ahead of our competition.” Terminator “Fortunately for us and everyone else, today, we’re rooting for each other. Thank God, because we’re sure we’ll never need each other again,” the star said. stop! Or my mother will shoot

Unfortunately for Arnold, By simply giving the title of the moviea whole 10 episode Netflix series Based on the origin of Stallone’s character Joe Bomowski Starring Liam Hemsworth It was likely green light manufacture, and forgOtten.

Read the full interview with Stallone here The Hollywood Reporter.

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