The Expendables co-stars who are considered to be good mates were once each other’s rivalries. Sylvester Stallone in an interview with Forbes revealed that there was a time when he hated Arnold Schwarzenegger. During the initial stage of their career, the two disliked each other. The Rocky Balboa actor says that they both were very competitive even in real life too. This rivalry in real life was not a healthy thing for both of them.

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The Expendables actors

They were not on good terms until they were cast in The Expendables and Escape plan. This movie was a turning point for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. Their rivalry, dislike, and hate for each other turned into friendship. Now the co-stars are really good friends.

The Rocky Balboa actor says they both are tyrannosaurus. They are the last meat eaters and there’s not much beef left. they must enjoy their company together. The two of them shared a photo of craving pumpkins in the previous month of Halloween.

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Why did Sylvester Stallone didn’t like Arnold Schwarzenegger?

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone

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The rival actors first encountered each at the Golden Global Ceremony in 1977. Later, during an interview with Variety, Stallone told how Schwarzenegger laughed at him when Stallone lost the award for which he was nominated. He told the press that,” from that moment even our DNA hated each other.” They both kept mocking each other in interviews, and in the press trying to pull each other to whichever extent they could.

The Rocky actor slammed Schwarzenegger for making him do a terrible movie. In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Stallone told that the Terminator actor tricked him to do a terrible movie: Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot. The Terminator actor confirmed this later in an interview with Jimmy Fallon.

Schwarzenegger said about the script of the movie,” I read the script, and it was a piece of sh*t. Let’s be honest. I say to myself, ‘I’m not going to do this movie…’ Then they went to Sly, and Sly called me (and asked), ‘have they ever talked to you about doing this movie?’ And I said, ‘yes, I was thinking about doing it. This is a brilliant idea, this movie.’ When he heard that, because he competed, he said, ‘Whatever it takes, I’ll do the movie.’ And of course, the movie went major into the toilet”

The movie was a disaster. And it’s very obvious why Stallone didn’t like him.

Arnold’s comment on rivalry with Sylvester Stallone

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone

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As Schwarzenegger humiliated Stallone in the 1977 award show he also confirmed that he later tricked the Rocky actor into doing a terrible movie. In the Arnold 2020 Showcase, he expressed his rivalry with Sly. He said that one of the sole reasons for disliking Sly was after his appearance in the Rocky movie. The Terminator actor said,” after he did the Rocky movie, he changed his body.” 

As we know Rocky was a fantastically written and directed movie. The movie opened doors of success for Sylvester Stallone. The massive appearance of  Sly in the film amazed the Expendables actor and he was sort of jealous. The actor claimed that they both were north and south. But when they were cast in the same movie and explored the world together, they realized that they are very good as a team. Soon their rivalry came to an end in the 1990s. The two of them have co-starred in The Expendables 2, The Expendables 3, and the Escape Plan.

Source: Geo News

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