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

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone
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2008 Rambo It is not the most Described as “a good time at the movies”. It is not a “chill hang”, nor does it have “vibes”. what the They have Hands were torn off, children were being burned, and many throats were slit A master like MacGruber is jealous. Still, accordingly The Hollywood ReporterStallone’s Exciting New Interview Hyperviolent is the third sequel to what Stallone considers his “best action movie.”

“One of the films I’m proudest of — it’s the best action film I’ve ever done because it’s so true — is Rambo IVThere’s the case with Burma, where they’ve had a civil war for 67 years,” Stallone said The Hollywood Reporter. “But I was shocked because the film is very violent. And that is violence. It’s scary. Children are being burned alive. That’s what makes civil war worse than anything else: it’s your neighbor, suddenly, killing you. I was really happy with that movie, and I never thought it would ever hit the theaters. I thought, ‘They’ll never show this.’

While Stallone was happy to wait more than two decades Rambo III, the studio wanted one much faster and was willing to pay through the nose for it. Stallone said that WHe was asked first Rambo IVhe declined his biggest money day, up to a third $34 million.

The Hollywood Reporter: What is the most you have ever been paid for a role?

Stallone: I refused 34.

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

SS: We were doing Rambo III. We thought it was going to be the biggest hit – that was before it came out. And I was paid a fortune for it. So they went, “We want Rambo IV.” Here it is: Pay or Play, 34. I go, “Let’s not shoot a gun here…”

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

SS: for real. It’s not a joke. Oh boy, what a fool. Now I think about it and…wow.

Perhaps it was rejecting such a fat stack of cash that led Stallone to focus so much on his rivalry with fellow beefed-up action star Arnold Schwarzenegger, inadvertently destroying the world to bear. put on! Or my mother will get shot In 1992.put on! Or my mother will get shot As it was meant to be Throw the mother off the train It’s a really messy piece of work with Mom,” Stallone said. “Instead, You hire the best woman in Hollywood, Estelle Getty, who you wish was your mother. That’s the end of it! Also, I heard that Schwarzenegger was going to film it. And I said, ‘I’m going to kill him.’ I think he set me up. Schwarzenegger confirmed the story, reported the reporter The story was “100% true”.

“In those days, we did all kinds of crazy things to advance our rivalry,” the finisher Star said. Fortunately for us and everyone else, today, we root for each other. Thank God, because we are sure to never need another one put on! Or my mother will get shot

Unfortunately for Arnold, Showing only the title of the moviea whole 10-part Netflix series Based on Stallone’s character Joe Bomowski Actor Liam Hemsworth He probably was green light, production, and forgoton.

Read the full interview with Stallone The Hollywood Reporter.

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