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Old 09-17-2019, 04:12 AM
bucketybuck is offline
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Originally Posted by MrDibble View Post
People sometimes forget he wrote Rocky, and pushed to star in it, and the PTB approved because he was seen as worth the risk. Reviews at the time likened him to the young Brando. All of that would have been evident before than, probably.

Everything I have ever heard about Rocky says that the PTB most definitely did not want Stallone to star in it, and that the only reason he was able to do so was because he wrote it and resolutely refused to sell the screenplay unless he was cast as the star.

Your post makes it sound like they saw the potential in this young guy and decided to take a chance, when they didn't see a young Brando at all, they just really, really wanted the screenplay.