Sylvester Stallone's body pays the price for decades of stunts
Sylvester Stallone took a volley of blows in the boxing ring for his "Rocky" franchise, endured tough workout regimens for his role as John Rambo and was battered by explosions in "The Expendables." Those years of grueling stunt work are starting to catch up with him now.
Stallone, 66, tells Total Film magazine, "It comes at a price. Arnie (Arnold Schwarzenegger) must have lifted a million pounds of weights in his life, but it comes at a price. There's only so far you can push the machine, then it's a case of taking it to the mechanic to get this part fixed, or that part fixed. These days that happens more and more! But I still love the challenge. I get there (on set) and I go, 'Let me jump off, let me go into the water.'"
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The actor says he'll continue to shun modern high-tech filming methods to achieve realism in his action scenes, adding, "I don't know how those guys do that green-screen work. I've done a bit and it drives me crazy. I like the heat of an explosion in my face, a hunk of tin flying past my head 30 feet from where it should've gone! It's hard to get the emotion without it."