The Common Thread Sylvester Stallone’s Woven Through His Movies

Javon “Wanna” Walton (left) as Sam Cleary and Sylvester Stallone (right) as Joe Smith in SAMARITAN, directed by Julius Avery, a Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film.
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Throughout his career, Sylvester Stallone has maintained a reputation as a working man’s actor, thanks to several roles in which he’s played an underdog struggling for respect and/or justice. That continues with his new movie, i, in which he plays a superhero who, long thought dead, is rediscovered decades later and recruited to restore order to a city in need. According to Stallone, his choice of roles is no coincidence. He told us he’s cultivated his career in a way that his fans will feel the emotional impact of his movies. (Click on the media bar below to hear Sylvester Stallone)

Samaritan is currently streaming on Prime Video

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