They do not really make movies like the tough men they used to do. We already knew that Stallone was a tough guy, but he just threw the news that he almost died when filming Rocky IV. Ivan Drago, of Lundgren, has become an iconic villain of the film, but not only the public hated it. Stallone also confessed that he detested the actor during a ceremony in his honor at the Cannes Film Festival this week.
Stallone was honored at the prestigious festival with a retrospective of his work, before previewing the upcoming Rambo V; The last blood.
He told the surprised audience about a terrifying fight sequence with Lundgren: "It hit me so hard that it almost stopped my heart.
"I said," Why do not we do it? Try to knock me out, really, get out as hard as you can. " That was a really stupid thing to say.
"The next thing I know, I'm on a low-altitude plane to go to the emergency room, and I'm in intensive care for four days, and all these nuns are around."
What is extraordinary is that Lundgren was not the only Rocky star to hospitalize Stallone. Read the shocking story of what happened with Stallone and Hulk Hogan here.
The legendary action icon also revealed his first violent reaction when he met his Swedish co-star on Rocky IV.
Stallone said: "I had to find a superhuman being as an opponent, someone who would be overwhelming … And then Dolph Lundgren came in, and I hated him immediately."
Even Stallone himself realized that his reaction was a bit harsh and tried to figure out why.
Stallone added: "Oh, that's right, it's Perfect … This is what I imagine they would create as athletes, someone who is literally perfect. Indestructible. Shoulders, calves, forearms, giant butt, neck, back, everything. "
& # 39; Do not hate me because I'm perfect & # 39 ;, I just acquired a more macho meaning …
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