Sylvester Stallone’s knock out performance in Rocky saw him nominated for a Best Actor award at the 1977 Oscars, and he may be back for round 2, with Oscar buzz tipping the veteran star for another nomination for his portrayal of the famous fictional boxer.
The 69-year-old action star has been surrounded by Oscar buzz for his performance in Creed, which sees him play the trainer of Apollo Creed’s son, Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan).
Speaking to Variety about the rumours, producer Charles Winkler said:
Just from the trailer, it seems to be the best work he’s ever done. He hits it out of the park, and if there’s a vote, I’ll be voting for him,
The talk has happened without us having to boost it at all, and deservedly so. We know Sylvester Stallone as an action star, but we forget he started as a character actor.
However, Stallone remain modest, insisting that it’s director Ryan Coogler who should be receiving the praise. He said: “I think it’s because of what this young man and has done and how he directed it. He just put me in a good light.”
Watch the trailer for Creed below.
Creed hits UK theatres on January 15.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.