Sylvester Stallone wrote: "Since I never went out, I relied on his companionship and actually it was his idea to write Rocky"
The reach of Rocky is international, and the film serves as a slice of Americana. It is shorthand for Philadelphia as much as the Liberty Bell or Benjamin Franklin
At first, Twitter was horrified, pleading to be told the actor was still alive. Reassurance came from by Sly himself, posing with his daughter in a picture he posted on Instagram
"We really wanted to take action to the next level. If you see internationally, the best action heroes are Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Rock," said Rocky Handsome star John Abrraham. "It's not as much about the action, but it is about the attitude, and that's what we tried to maintain in the film"