Sylvester Stallone, Aka ‘The Italian Stallion’, To Be Honored At Venice Film Festival
According to WENN, action icon Sylvester Stallone is all set to receive the “Glory to the Filmmaker” at this year’s 66th annual Venice Film Festival. Organizers defended their choice by saying that his movies are
capable of tenderness even when dripping with blood,”
and that he
has explored the brightest and darkest areas of the American dream.”
Yeah. In Rocky, Stallone showed us how an underdog can win. Then in Rocky II, audiences learned again how an underdog can win. Oh, and in Rocky III… never mind. What the Italians feel for him must be similar to what the French felt for Jerry Lewis.
Whatever the case, the news of the award has obviously delighted the Stallion. He said,
Being honoured at the Venice Film Festival is something I have always hoped would become a reality and now that it’s actually happened, it’s been well worth the wait.”
I wonder what prompted the decision? Judge Dredd? Spy Kids 3? The most recent geriatric Rambo installment? Okay, okay. I’m being coy. He may actually deserve the honor. But that means that it’s Steven Seagal‘s turn next year.