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John G. Avildsen, Director of ‘Rocky,’ Dies at 81
John G. Avildsen, Director of ‘Rocky,’ Dies at 81
John G. Avildsen, Director of ‘Rocky,’ Dies at 81
Oscar-winning director John G. Avildsen, whose 1976 Rocky shot Sylvester Stallone to instant acclaim and became an ageless classic, has died at the age of 81. His oldest son Anthony informed the L.A. Times that Avildsen died from pancreatic cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Celebrating the Art of the ‘Rocky’ Training Montage
Celebrating the Art of the ‘Rocky’ Training Montage
Celebrating the Art of the ‘Rocky’ Training Montage
It may be called Creed, but make no mistake: This is a Rocky movie. This next-gen legacyquel stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson Creed, the illegitimate son of Rocky’s late rival and friend Apollo Creed, who decides to follow in his dancing footsteps and become a professional boxer. He heads to Philadelphia and finds former champ Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) running his restaurant Adrian’s, then convinces him to come out of retirement and help train him for a championship match.
Don’t Be a Bum, Check Out These 10 ‘Rocky’ Facts
Don’t Be a Bum, Check Out These 10 ‘Rocky’ Facts
Don’t Be a Bum, Check Out These 10 ‘Rocky’ Facts
Sylvester Stallone became a star playing Rocky Balboa, but did you know that United Artists wanted to buy Stallone’s script for Rocky and cast another actor in the title role? Before they finally agreed to let Stallone have the part, they tried to cast actors like Robert Redford, Burt Reynolds, and James Caan. That’s just one of the facts crammed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which goes the distance on the original 1976 classic, Rocky.
Future Jumps on Remix of Classic ‘Rocky’ Theme for ‘Creed’
Future Jumps on Remix of Classic ‘Rocky’ Theme for ‘Creed’
Future Jumps on Remix of Classic ‘Rocky’ Theme for ‘Creed’
Creed is not your father’s Rocky movie. The Michael B. Jordan-led boxing picture, set for a November 25 release, hails from the meanest streets of Philadelphia. Sly Stallone had to contend with his own self-doubt and his love for Adrian, but as the son of legendary boxer and Rocky Balboa’s frequent sparring partner Apollo Creed, Jordan has more street-wise concerns. This is a new Rocky, an urban Rocky, a defiantly and proudly black Rocky. The trailer played up the racially-transposed angle of the film, including shots of gang members leering at Jordan’s character as he jogs down the street in training. And of course, a fresh Rocky demands a fresh theme song.

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