Discussion: What is your favorite Sylvester Stallone performance?

Posted: July 22, 2012
Sylvester Stallone in Rocky (1976)

Sylvester Stallone in Rocky (1976)

What is your favorite Sylvester Stallone performance? Neal Gabler thinks the original Rocky (1976) was Stallone’s best.

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  • JC


  • BenInBrooklyn

    Excuse me “JC,” but the first Rambo film was actualy called “First Blood.” But one film of his I really liked was Cop Land – a nice small scale drama about a cop in small town NJ.

  • Iris V. Metzger

    Yeah, I’ll admit I really enjoy films from Mr. Stallone but I’m choosing Daylight (late 90’s film). It’s a NY/NJ disaster type of movie,and what those undergroud tunnels really look like. WOW ! It keeps you on the edge of your seat (and that’s what makes it fun for me. :)

  • Larry Bole

    I think Mr. Stallone is an underrated actor. He’s pretty good, given the right material. He’s made some very good movies, as well as some stinkers.

    I agree that his best performance is in the original Rocky. But I like a number of his films, in particular, in addition to the original Rocky, Nighthawks and Rocky IV.

    And let’s not forget his voice work in Liberty’s Kids. His Paul Revere is not out of place among a stellar cast of voices (although my personal favorite is Dustin Hoffman as Benedict Arnold).

  • Steve Scalici

    He should have won the Oscar for “Rocky” !

  • Pauline

    I am not a fan but I thought he was terrific in Copland. He actually acted and showed he could do more than the action movies over and over again!

  • Kenny

    All 6 Rocky films are his best work. People laugh when reminded that he was nominated for an Academy Award for his acting. Sky’s Rocky character was very likable character and Stallone’s made you feel his pains and struggles as well as rooting for him in the boxing ring. He appears to some as a simpleton, but in truth he is genius. He wrote all the Rocky movies and took home the Best Picture Oscar for the first Rocky. If the Rocky movies were never made, then I would have cited First Blood as his best.

  • Debbie

    The first Rocky movie.

  • Nancy

    Paradise Alley

  • Nick

    Demolition Man

  • bryguyf69

    The Party at Kitty and Stud’s :)

    Google it…

  • lr


  • rob

    as a mugger on the NYC subway in bananas by woody allen.

  • frank