Stallone: Old Dog, New Tricks

Sylvester Stallone is making a movie and it isn’t Rocky Part 17.  It’s about a bunch of mercenaries who go to South America to overthrow a big, bad drug lord.  So what makes this movie any different from all the other drug cartel, shoot ’em up, Rambo movies?  Wait until you hear the cast!

The Expendables…starring the old dog himself, Sylvester Stallone.

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The kung-fu master dog, Jet Li. 

 jet-li1  Li has stared in over 40 martial arts movies and has received numerous awards for his talents.  As a child, he even met President Richard Nixon after winning a martial arts championship.  He’s one of my personal favorites and if you’ve ever seem the movie, Hero you known why. 

The Punisher and Master of the Universe dog, Dolph Lundgren.

  dolph  Unknown facts about Dolph: his first movie was James Bond’s A View To Kill, but before he became an actor he was a scholar who was awarded a Fulbright to study at MIT.  He’s a 3rd degree black belt, was the Team Leader of the 1996 Olympic Pentathlon Team, and used to be Grace Jones’ bodyguard.

The wife-beater, cocaine addict dog, Eric Roberts.

robertseric  Award winning actor and brother of the famous Julia Roberts, who sent his career into the commode during the lat 80’s and early 90’s with a string of arrests.  Nevertheless, his list of jobs is one of the longest I’ve even seen on IMDB with over 173 movies and television shows.  Which just goes to prove that in Hollywood, resisting arrest, possession of drugs, and beating on your wife is okay as long as you’re not voting Republican.

The crazy dog Mickey Rourke.

mickey_rourke2  Mickey Rourke is back in the spotlight, but let’s take a walk down memory lane.  Raised on the wrong side of the tracks in Miami, Mickey became a boxer and won his first fight at age 12.  His strange appearance is due to bad plastic surgery.  He claims that most of the procedure were to fix his face from the effects of boxing.  Like his good friend Eric Roberts, he’s been arrested for beating up on his wife and driving drunk.  Mickey is most known for erratic behavior, but that didn’t stop the roles from coming in.  He has turned down jobs in such blockbusters as Platoon, Pulp Fiction, and Silence of the Lambs. 

The Governor dog who will “be back,” Arnold Schwarzenegger.

arnold  The “Austrian Oak” won 5 Mr. Universe competitions and seven Mr. Olympia ones.  He grew up in a house that didn’t have a phone, a refrigerator or a toilet…now has several of all three.

And the Academy Award winning dog, Forest Whitaker.

forrestwhitaker  We all know Forest Whitaker from his role in The Last King of Scotland, but what you might not remember are his roles in Fast Times at Ridgemont High or The Crying Game.  One of his favorite actors to work with is none other than Mickey Rourke.

I’m not sure, but this sounds like Tropic Thunder Part Two.  It will be interesting to find out…shooting begins in a month.

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  1. Harry

    Doesn’t “Ah-nold” have a state that he should be running poorly?

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