Talk a few months ago when the movie "Creed" was released centered on two facts: the movie was actually quite good, and Sylvester Stallone was remarkable in his role as the lovable and punchy Rocky Balboa, reprising the role that accounted for six meals in the "Rocky" franchise and that jumped over to the "Creed" spinoff.
Stallone then started to hear his name attached to another honor that he has never won: Best Supporting Actor. Stallone and his original Rocky was the darling of the Oscars, but Stallone didn't win Best Actor for the role.
Fast forward some 40 years later, and Stallone finally has the type of hardware that only the elite and best of the best get for their acting ability.
Stallone won the Golden Globe in 2016 for Best Supporting Actor in "Creed," a movie that saw Rocky return to train and mentor his fiercest rival's son to boxing stardom. Rocky and Apollo Creed, played by Carl Weathers, battled in two of the most remarkable and memorable sports scenes in film in both Rocky and Rocky II.
Stallone's performance in "Creed" could be perceived by some as a nomination that was a bit of a stretch and more about Stallone getting recognition given his tenure in Hollywood and what he's contributed to the industry. He's a legend, but not exactly what one would call one of the great actors of his time.
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