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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stallone Expendable? No way

It doesn't matter if you love Sylvester Stallone or hate him. You can't ignore him.

How many actors have been relevant for four decades? Not many, that's for sure.

Stallone, 64, is still relevant, whether you like him as an actor or not.

The reason why so many love him as an actor is the iconic roles he's brought to the big screen.

It doesn't get much more iconic than John Rambo and, of course, Rocky Balboa.

It's not over yet for Stallone. On Friday, his much-anticipated film, "The Expendables" hit screens everywhere. I can't wait to see it. The trailers for the film look fantastic and the ensemble of actors should have action-movie fans of all ages drooling.

Until then, chew on this Ten in the Morning list of my favorite Stallone movies of all-time:

10. Lock Up (1989): Sorry, but no prison in America hold Sly.

9. Cop Land (1997): Stallone's first true out-of-the-box role.

8. Cliffhanger (1993): Name of this flick says it all. Great action.

7. Rocky Balboa (2006): Don't know how, but Stallone brought the Italian Stallion back to life.

6. Nighthawks (1981): Stallone and Billy Dee Williams a great pair in this one.

5. First Blood (1982): The first is always the best.

4. Victory (1981): Sly, Michael Caine and Pele. Enough said.

3. Rocky II (1979): Best boxing match in history.

2. Rocky III (1982): Opening montage best in sports movie history.

1. Rocky (1976): Where it all began. A classic.

- Mark Podolski


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