Rare SI Photos of Rocky Balboa
An American icon is marking his 40th anniversary. On Nov. 21, 1976, movie audiences met South Philly boxer Rocky Balboa. Four decades later, the lovable loser turned heavyweight champion still resonates with fans. His underdog story against the gritty backdrop of a blue-collar city is one of the most celebrated in American film. ''Rocky'' was made on a budget of only $1 million, but it went on to make more than $225 million worldwide. The film also won three Oscars, including best picture…
Carl Weathers (born January 14, 1948) is an American actor who portrayed Apollo Creed in the films Rocky, Rocky II, III and IV. Carl, who also played professional football with the NFL's Oakland Raiders, by whom he was drafted in 1970, embarked on his Hollywood film acting career at the time of his retirement from the NFL in 1975. He also played the part of Dillon in Predator opposite Arnold Schwarzenagger, former golf pro Chubbs Peterson in Happy Gilmore opposite comedian/actor Adam…
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ROCKY III (1982)
This is the one with Mr. T in it. After winning the championship at the end of Part II, Rocky goes on to defend his crown numerous times. At the same time, a brutal up-and-comer (Mr. T as Clubber Lang) has been climbing the ranks. With tons of money in the bank and some serious health issues, Rocky decides to retire. This doesn't site well with the new top contender: Lang. Lang starts talking so much shit that Rocky agrees to fight him. Stuff happens and who else but Apollo Creed comes to…
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