“Very Proud of Him”: Arnold Schwarzenegger Who Once Tricked Sylvester Stallone to Make a Career Blunder Gushes Over His Old Friend

Published 05/23/2023, 11:17 AM EDT

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In the realm of action cinema, two names reign supreme: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. These two titans have captivated audiences worldwide with their charismatic presence, indomitable spirits, and larger-than-life performances. The duo has even left an indelible mark on the world of bodybuilding and has inspired countless individuals to pursue a healthier lifestyle as well. While they are seen as rivals by many, they are actually very good friends.

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During an interview with Access Hollywood at the premiere of his new Netflix series “FUBAR,” he talked about Sylvester’s “Tulsa King.” When asked about Sylvester Stallone, Schwarzenegger had some positive remarks about ‘The Italian Stallion,’ and also revealed about his upcoming Netflix series. 

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The interview started with ‘The Austrian Oak’ talking about his soon-to-be-released Netflix series ‘FUBAR.’ He revealed that it was love at first sight for Arnold after he read the first 20 pages of the script. Disclosing a bit about the series, Schwarzenegger said, “You have a family, and you’re the best and your job, but when you go home, you have all the troubles.” 

Continuing further, Arnie stated, “It’s kind of like it’s intense moments throughout the TV show. And then it has some really, really funny funny scenes so it’s an action comedy.”

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Followed by this Schwarzenegger was asked whether he saw Stallone’s new reality television show. To this Arnold replied by saying, “No. But I mean, I really enjoyed the ‘King Of Tulsa.’ You know that…that was really fantastic…he did…Stallone did a great job with that and I’m very proud of him.”

The time Arnold Schwarzenegger tricked Sylvester Stallone

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone are two of the most iconic actors who dominated the action movie genre during the 80s and 90s. While they both achieved great success individually, their careers often intersected, leading to comparisons, and a perceived rivalry between them. Schwarzenegger once revealed that he played a dirty trick to get back at Stallone. During the 1990s, Schwarzenegger was offered a role in a movie titled “Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.” However, he found the script extremely poor and devised a plan to exact revenge on his rival.

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Arnold revealed, “So I went in–this was during our war–I said to myself, I’m going to leak out that I have tremendous interest. I know the way it works in Hollywood. I would then ask for a lot of money. So then they’d say, ‘Let’s go give it to Sly. Maybe we can get him for cheaper.’ ”

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The bodybuilder-turned-actor continued, “So they told Sly, ‘Schwarzenegger’s interested. Here’s the press clippings. He’s talked about that. If you want to grab that one away from him, that is available.’ And he went for it! He totally went for it.” Decades later now, the duo has managed to let go of their pasts and are good friends now. Their names have been forever engraved in the history of best action movies and nobody can take that away from them.

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