Sylvester Stallone may now live a life of luxury and global fame thanks to the action films that have immortalized him since the ’80s, starring iconic characters like Rambo and Rocky Balboa, but his rise to fame hasn’t been easy.
This is what he says in the new documentary “Sly”, which Netflix made in his honor and which will soon be released worldwide to show the actor from a more human perspective, with a life full of mistakes and failures in the midst of fame.
The first preview of the documentary was recently released, in which Sylvester Stallone reflects on the times he has regretted due to his poor decisions in his life.
“I regret? Hell, yes, I regret it. What’s healthier: living under the illusion that you could have been great? Or do you really have a chance to be great and then screw it up and realize you’re a failure ?
In the trailer, the actor compares his career to a train running at full speed: “This is your life, it goes by at top speed.” Making films comes at a great price. There’s no time for anything else.”
Although the clip was short, it previewed the content of the documentary and the intimate way Stallone will talk about his life, starting with his attempts to venture into acting.
It is known that Sly entered the industry as an adult film actor in the ’70s while struggling with poverty, unemployment and a lack of opportunity on the streets of New York, where he lived on the streets.
In “Sly,” the actor explores his experiences as the son of an abusive father, an eccentric mother, and a brother who also strives for success.
The documentary’s official synopsis reads: “For nearly 50 years, Sylvester Stallone has entertained millions of people with iconic characters and blockbuster franchises, from Rocky to Rambo to The Expendables.” This retrospective documentary offers an intimate look at the Oscar-nominated actor , writer, director and producer, and parallels his inspiring underdog story with the indelible characters he brought to life.”
“Sly” was produced by producer Thom Zimmny, Sean Stuart, Braden Aftergood and executive producer Tyler Strickland.
The documentary will premiere on Netflix on November 3rd, although Sylvester made a special presentation of Sly during the 2023 Toronto Film Festival (TIFF).
According to the previews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, his current best friend and nemesis in his glory years, appears to be talking about Sylvester Stallone and saying some positive and kind things about the actor; Frank Stallone, Sylvester’s brother, also makes an appearance.