Ryan Gosling begins to flex his action movie muscles in The gray man, something he’s always wanted to do, and now the actor is revealing which action movie star was his first choice growing up. His choice is shared by many as he states that Sylvester Stallone is his favorite action movie star.
By talking with MTV News, Gosling was asked who his favorite action star was growing up. He is quick to say that it was none other than Sylvester Stallone. Even if he admits that Jean-Claude Van Damme blood sport was his first theatrical film as a child, the actor switched alliances when he first saw Stallone. He said that not only was Stallone a good action star, he was also a good actor. Gosling even admits he misses the days when Stallone often topped the box office charts:
“I think, listen, Stallone. Stallion. He’s such a good actor. So you have action, but you have these amazing characters at the center. It felt like it was a beautiful wedding. I miss those days.”
It’s no surprise, as Gosling’s generation will likely choose either Stallone or Arnold Schwarzenegger as their top action movie star. If you grew up with Rocky Where Rambo movies, Stallone was the epitome of what action was in the 80s, and he continued that into the 90s with movies like the wrecker and thriller. The action stars of his era experienced a slump in the early 2000s, but they also enjoyed a resurgence in later years, thanks to Stallone in many ways. The Expendables The franchise proved successful as a fun throwback to action movies of the past, and it also returned to the Rocky universe in Creed and Creed II, the former earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Stallone shows no signs of slowing down with Prime Video Samaritan on the horizon and her very first television role with Taylor Sheridan king of tulsa.
As for Gosling, he has his chance to be an action movie star in Netflix The gray man. , Netflix describes the film by saying, “The Gray Man is CIA agent Court Gentry (Ryan Gosling), aka Sierra Six. Snatched from a federal penitentiary and recruited by his handler, Donald Fitzroy (Billy Bob Thornton), Gentry was once a highly trained death dealer and sanctioned by the Agency.But now the tables have turned and Six is the target, hunted across the world by ex-CIA Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans), who will stop at nothing to eliminate him. Agent Dani Miranda (Ana de Armas) has his back, he will need it. The film also stars Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Dhanush, Alfre Woodard, Regé-Jean Page, Scott Haze, Julia Butters and Eme Ikwuakor. The film is coming to Netflix on July 22, 2022.
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