1. Hey Sly, got to see Rocky Balboa tonight at the press premiere in Scottsdale, AZ. The movie is amazing - as expected. I saw it with my Dad, with whom I saw the first Rocky, and also my son. We all LOVED it. Thank you for this movie! My question is, why did Butkus disappear after Rocky II? I loved Rocky's interaction with him in the first two movies. Did he meet an untimely demise in real life? Or just a conscious decision? Thanks! Lee
2. Hi Sly, Thanks for these Q&As man. Stuff like this makes you a level above all such action stars. I wanna ask you how you feel about the violence that characters Rambo, Cobra, The Specialist, Judge Dredd etc. seem to bring with their characters to solve problems? Using violence to solve problems. Do you think that this is correct or not, do these character or yourself endorse these ideas, or is it the situations that they find themselves in? How do you feel about the controversy about the violence that these characters have caused from certain ethic groups who don't approve of the methods of such guys on film. Love these Q&A man. Your integrity and brilliant humour is terrific! Just saw Copland on BBC1 too. Damn that's a proper movie. I love your characterisation in that film. Jason Perryman
3. Hi Sly, What role does your Catholic Faith play in your life & Rocky's? Do you find yourself looking more to God for answers as you get older? Will Rocky get a Blessing from Father before the big fight? Rocky is such a big inspiration for many of us! It always makes me want to start working out again & take better care of myself. I love working out to those sound tracks! What's the Sound track gonna be like this time? Sly, Thank You so much for being an inspiration in my life! May God Bless You with Peace, Love & Happiness! Merry Christmas! Bob Lawitzke Marblehead, Ohio
4. Sly, You shot part of "The Specialist" near my hometown in middle Tennessee. I believe that the shoot took place at Fall Creek Falls. Just wondering if you had any recollections from the shoot. I saw it at the local theater when it came out, and I remember there was a lot of buzz about it in our area. Looking forward to Rocky like so many others are. Thanks for your time and the great memories that you've given us. Jason in Cookeville, TN
5. Thank you Harry, for this Opportunity to ask Sylvester Stallone a question. Hey Sly thank you for making my childhood, with great action films! that still hold up today, and for bringing back Rocky and Rambo one more time. I own a large collection of movie memorabilia and have been told you keep many of the props from your films ? since Planet Hollywood, Bill Clinton (GLOVES) and now the Smithsonian, what props do you still own? the Jimmy Lile Knifes Firstblood? Rambo 2 ? Hibben knifes Rambo 3? the bow, arrows? what about the outfits from Rambo? do you really have the tarp hanging in your closet as you said in the dvd? what pieces would you consider your very best? and would never part with??How about from the Rocky films the belt etc?? Judge Dredd outfit ? Demo man? Rhinestone? how about the 50 Merc from cobra? that knife, colt 45 ? P.S. I know you still dont have Bridgett THANK GOD. Jen is the best!!! Randy Crestline, Ca
6. Dear Sly, I'm shocked no one has brought this up. Big fan of your flicks, but there's one character in Rocky IV that makes one eternally go "Huh?" (but in kind of an awesome way). That character is, of course Sico the Robot. How did Sico come about? M. Boyle, Stillwater, OK
7. Yo Stallone! I always considered the great Rod Taylor as the ultimate tough guy, yes even surpassing you and Arnold. I hold Rod Taylor in such high regard because of his starring in such great action titles as Dark of the Sun (greatest action movie ever!) and Chuka. But mostly because of the story of him getting into a fight with Dark of the Sun co-star and football legend Jim Brown at the Playboy Mansion, and Rod Taylor mopping the floor with the legendary Jim Brown. My question, if you can give me one epic real life story to put you over Rod Taylor on my tough guy list what would it be?
8. I just saw Rock Balboa, it was GREAT!!! The acting was terrific and the story was exceptional. I think it was equal to or superior to Rock. Thanks for making the movie. It seems in this movie there is a focus on the old time fighter who fought for the love of the sport as opposed to the new fighter who only cares about making money and having a reputation. Considering the actions of todays boxers and the state boxing is in, what reforms would you recommend to clean up boxing and get younger fighters thinking like boxers from years ago? Do you think today’s fighters are just paid too much? Thanks again for the movie. Sincerely Cory A. Santos, Esq.
9. Sly, I've heard you have/had quite a collection of art, including many of Tom Wright's originals commissioned for Rod Serling's Night Gallery. I've read various rumors, including that your ex (whom I won't dignify by naming), 1) in a fit of rage destroyed many pieces including Tom's works or 2) sold them off without you knowing. Any of this true? If not, do you still have them? Who are some of your favorite artists? thank you, Chris
10. Sly, What is your favorite Dirty Joke? Quint