Catching up with Sylvester Stallone
February 6th, 2013
04:17 PM ET

Catching up with Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone is one of a few action superstars who've been making comebacks on the big screen, like Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The “Rocky” star is back as ruthless hit man James Bonomo in his latest crime-thriller, “Bullet to the Head,” which opened in theaters on Friday. His character forms an alliance with a Washington, D.C., detective (Sung Kang) to take down a common enemy.

Stallone, who has been in the movie business since the ‘70s, joked with CNN at the “Bullet to the Head” premiere that he’s got nothing new to learn from his young whippersnapper co-stars.

“Nothing, absolutely nothing!” he laughed. “No actually, you know what you get from them? You just want to beat them up! Only because they’re competent and they’re young, so they bring out your best.”

On a more serious note, Stallone reflected on Hollywood’s contribution to the country's issue with gun violence - a relevant topic as his “Bullet to the Head” isn't shy about gun use, releasing in the wake of several mass shootings.

“Movies are ridiculous!” Stallone admits. “Can you imagine if we were out there with blunderbusses?”

Despite making violent films, Stallone publicly supports a ban on assault weapons.

“It’s really, really a tough position, because you’re sitting there and [thinking], what if you make the weapons kind of cute," he says of Hollywood's treatment of guns. "But they’re still violent. I don’t know, it’s complicated.”

Despite the complex topic, Stallone kept it light at the premiere: “Are you armed?” he said with a wink.

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  1. Slyce

    This man exudes masculinity & has such a wit! I love his humor (and his eyes!)

    February 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Still Here

    Good times and bum times, I've seen them all and, my dear,
    I'm still here!
    Gold statue sometimes,
    Sometimes a kick-in-the-rear, but I'm here
    Now one day you're hailed for blazing trails
    Next you're nailed for fingernails
    Either they cheer or they jeer, but I'm here
    I've heard them say song writing, acting, producing,
    What makes her think that she can? Or better yet song writing, acting, producing
    What does she think, she's a man?
    One day a Tony, Tuesday you're top of the Bill
    So I'm here!
    Wednesday you're phony, Thursday you're over the hill
    But I'm here!
    Now I've kept my clothes and kept me space
    I've kept my nose to spite my face
    Still once you say you won't
    Keep your place loud and clear
    Once you announce you're directing all you hear is...
    Everybody says don't, everybody says don't
    Everybody says don't, it isn't right!
    Don't, it isn't nice!
    Everybody says don't, everybody says...
    Don't tell me not to live, just sit and putter,
    Life's candy and the sun's a ball of butter,
    Don't bring around a cloud to rain on my parade.
    Don't tell me not to fly, I've simply got to, If someone takes a spill,
    it's me and not you,
    Who told you you're allowed to rain on my parade
    I'll march my band out, I'll beat my drum,
    And if I'm fanned out, your turn at bat, sir,
    At least I didn't fake it, hat, sir,
    I guess I didn't make it
    Get ready for me love, 'cause I'm a-comin'
    I simply gotta march, my heart's a-drummin'
    Don't bring around a cloud to rain on my parade,
    I'm gonna live and live NOW!
    Get what I want, I know how!
    One roll for the whole shebang!
    One throw that bell will go clang,
    Eye on the target and wham,
    One shot, one gun shot and bam!
    Hey, look at me world, here I am...
    I'll march my band out, I'll beat my drum,
    And if I'm fanned out, your turn at bat, sir,
    At least I didn't fake it, hat, sir,
    I guess I didn't make it
    Get ready for me life, 'cause I'm a-comin'
    I simply gotta march, my heart's a-drummin'
    Nobody, no, nobody, is gonna rain on my parade!

    February 7, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sylvester Stallone's (photo above)

    wife is sooooooo beautiful..i'm so happy he married her and i hear their marriage is perfect.

    February 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RockyJon

    legit peace will continue...i don't see anything news worth here other then the usual bashing of someone.

    remember sly: she protected you so please take it easy

    February 7, 2013 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. Nothing Crashed....

    hair salon (we knew and the howls never ended) and movies...that's why meds are recommened. for this movie.

    February 7, 2013 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. Caber10

    "It [2nd Amendment] has to be stopped, and someone really has to go on the line, a certain dauntless political figure, and say, ‘It’s ending, it’s over, all bets are off. It’s not 200 years ago, we don’t need this anymore, and the rest of the world doesn’t have it. Why should we?"
    Sylvester Stallone on Access Hollywood, June 8, 1998

    This says it all. I will not be supporting "Bullet to the Head" while he works to infringe our rights. He continues to make money off of guns. They are a good thing when they are behind your paycheck, right Sly?

    February 7, 2013 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  7. Peace


    February 7, 2013 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  8. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    Ask not what your poop can do for you. Ask what you can do for your poop.

    February 7, 2013 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  9. Sadie

    I got to admit, I'm a sucker for a Stallone action movie. I know they aren't Oscar worthy, but they are usually pretty entertaining. Maybe it's his fine acting ability (kidding on that one). I think somebody got a little happy doing his eyebrows, though.

    February 6, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. V¡xen

    Good l¤rd, happened to his face?

    February 6, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bagladyboutique

    Reblogged this on Bag Lady Boutique.

    February 6, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. post

    i love stallone...

    February 6, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Tim99

    catching up and mustard as my mom says. : )

    February 6, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Yipee! Hurray!!!!

    I'll be the first one on line for Sylvester!!!

    February 6, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |

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