Sylvester Stallone may be 70 years old, but he’s still got a few tricks up his sleeve.
The legendary actor took a break from getting his hair did Wednesday to post several never-before-seen photos from the Rocky franchise for his Instagram followers. Take a look:
Flying high Now !!!!!! Sorry to go back in time but I've never seen this one either and I just thought I'd share . This was from one of the flights during the opening montage in Rocky three when we first introduced the song " EYE OF THE TIGER" this was a real fighter who is paid a goodly sum to take a flying right hook .. I wanted to make it realistic, but I actually felt bad afterwards.
The one that’s getting the most attention, however, isn’t just Stallone in all his Balboa glory. The actor shared a shot of himself being hoisted into the air by Hulk Hogan (aka Terry Bollea) on the set of “Rocky III.”
Another flashback and another reason why it's not such a great idea to always do your own stunts! I met Terry Bollea aka THUNDERLIPS aka HULK HOGAN In the very early 80s when I was directing Rocky III. AT 6feet 7 and 295 pounds with 24 inch biceps ! He was an amazing athlete! Incredibly powerful. I remember a violent move where he threw me into the corner , charged across the ring like an ENRAGED bull and leaped so amazingly high Above me,that his shinbone actually came down giant tree on my collarbone , and I tumbled to the floor. I was afraid to look at my shoulder for about 10 minutes … I said "don't roll me over , don't move me, " because I was sure there was bone protruding through my upper chest ! Of course there wasn't but I have never felt such a mind numbing pain from a massive hit before or since that day! HULK Just didn't know his own strength. Believe it or not when he jumped into the audience to fight with the stuntmen , three of them had to be treated at the hospital. Great guy, great friend, his presence made the Film very very special. HULK , if you're reading this, it was a privilege to be mangled by such a gentleman.
“Another flashback and another reason why it’s not such a great idea to always do your own stunts,” wrote Stallone. “I remember a violent move where he threw me into the corner, charged across the ring like an ENRAGED bull and leaped so amazingly high above me, that his shinbone actually came down giant tree on my collarbone, and I tumbled to the floor.”
It wasn’t just Stallone who took a beating. As he tells it, Hogan sent three stuntmen to the hospital after leaping into the audience during the infamous scene, which you can re-watch below:
Stallone seems a bit wistfully nostalgic for his turn as the Italian Stallion, despite his return to the role in 2015’s “Creed”: “Hulk, if you’re reading this, it was a privilege to be mangled by such a gentleman.”