Tributes to the World’s Most Popular Actors. —
Written by A. Will –
Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone was born in New York City, New York, July 6, 1946. Nicknamed “Sly,” Stallone’s film career has given him many Academy Award nominations as an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. Most of his success in all categories triumphant in the action genre, notably the Rocky and Rambo series. In these films, Stallone was nominated for ten Academy Awards, including two Best Actor awards, one for Best Screenplay, and wins for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Film Editing. Including the Rocky and Rambo series, Stallone has acted in 58 films and produced/directed a total of 8, making for a very illustrious career that still shows promise.
Outside of any actors’ most notable works, there lie the cult classics or the films that may not necessarily do well critically, but may still gain its own audience. The Back In the Days article series aims to emphasize a small sample of those films ranging from the world’s most popular actors. With that being said, let’s take a look at Stallone’s Judge Dredd, Demolition Man, and Cliffhanger.
Cliffhanger remains one of Sylvester Stallone’s best cult favorites which also generated good buzz critically as well. We follow Gabe Walker (Stallone) as he and his colleagues are caught in the middle of a mid-air heist gone wrong in the Rocky Mountains. Filled with bullets, mountain scales, and thrills in the same nature, Cliffhanger does a good job of validating its title. Solid performances by villain Eric Qualen (John Lithgow) and Gabe’s girlfriend Jessie Deighan (Janine Turner) only add to the gritty raw atmosphere the film exhibits. As a film in the 90’s, Cliffhanger is no stranger to over-the-top violence and constant action throughout; this being a trait thoroughly amiss in many of today’s actioners. READ MORE