If you were born in the 70s or 80s you will have once dreamed you could fight like Balboa, survive in the wild like Rambo, or even fight crime like John Spartan. But one of your biggest wishes growing up would have no doubt been “I want to be in the same room as Stallone”
Well if you were one of those people, then you better sit down when you read the rest of this article.
Sylvester Stallone is coming to London this Saturday for an exclusive one off event in which he will be interviewed by award-winning TV chat show host, Jonathan Ross taking place at the London Palladium this Saturday 11th Jan.
Mr Stallone, star, writer, producer and director of almost every 90 movie you can remember and the only actor in history to open a Number One film across five decades, has promised to get up close and personal with his UK fans, sharing private moments and unique insights from his long career, from the breakthrough Rocky to his latest blockbuster movie franchise, The Expendables.
Excited? We know right!!
Be prepared to be captivated, enlightened and entertained and we are told there is even an opportunity to ask your own question in a post-interview Q & A session with the audience. (cue scream like a teenage girl)
We will try not to ask cigar related questions as Stallone is a fellow cigar smoker. We are just too excited for words!
An Evening with Sylvester Stallone is produced by Rocco Buonvino and Joe Ricotta. In June 2013, Mr Buonvino also presented the sold-out, acclaimed An Evening with Al Pacino at the London Palladium. Its ok we didn’t know about it either otherwise we would have made sure you knew about it.
We are told that there are a few tickets left and they start from £45 up to £350 plus booking fee, and can be purchased from www.seatlive.com
And for those who want a refresher on who Sylvester Stallone is (shame on you if you do. Here is some more info on ‘The Man’:
Sylvester Stallone has established worldwide recognition as an actor, writer and director since he played the title role in his own screenplay of Rocky, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Rocky grew to a franchise of five sequels and in 2006 concluded with Rocky Balboa, a critical and audience success which resolutely confirmed both Stallone and Rocky as iconic cultural symbols. In more recent times, Stallone wrote, directed and starred in Rambo, which continued the saga of Vietnam vet John Rambo 25 years after the debut of Rambo: First Blood.
His most ambitious project, the action thriller The Expendables, which he wrote, directed and starred in, saw him hire an all-star action cast including Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Jet Li, Eric Roberts, Dolph Lungren and Steve Austin – as well as Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In 2002 Stallone was honored by the Video Dealers Software Association when he was presented with the “Action Star of the Millennium Award”. In addition, Stallone’s influence and appreciation have been acknowledged worldwide. In 2008 The Zurich Film Festival presented him with the Festival’s Inaugural Golden Icon Award, which recognized his achievements as a great American Actor and Filmmaker and in 2009, The Venice Film Festival honored Stallone with their Glory to the Filmmaker Award. For the release of The Expendables Stallone was honored at the Spike TV’s Guy’s Choice Awards with the coveted GuyCon Award, presented by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
At the 2010 Comicon Convention, he was the first inductee into the IGN Action Hero Hall of Fame. On January 24, he will be seen starring in Grudge Match co-starring with Robert DeNiro. Most recently he was on location in Bulgaria shooting Expendables 3 with many of the original cast as well as with Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford and Antonio Bandaras.
In March, 2014, Rocky the Musical will open at The Winter Garden on Broadway. The musical is based on the original film written by Stallone with music by Stephen Flaherty and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime).
Now you’ve read all that lets take a moment to enjoy the montage from Rocky 4