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28 May 2023

Knockout selfie: Stallone does a 'Rocky' classic

In this Jan. 17, 2015, photo provided by Peter Rowe, Rowe, right, takes a selfie with friends Jacob Kerstan, left, Andrew Wright, third from left and actor Sylvester Stallone in Philadelphia. (AP)

By Agencies

A group of tourists who ran up the 'Rocky' steps in Philadelphia got a knockout photo at the top — a selfie with Rocky himself.

Peter Rowe says he and two college friends had just finished racing up the Philadelphia Museum of Art staircase Saturday when they saw Sylvester Stallone.

He says Stallone joked the three friends were so fast they were making him look bad and then he posed for a selfie with them.

Stallone made the Art Museum steps famous in his first turn as fictional boxer Rocky Balboa, who used them in his training regimen.

Stallone is in Philadelphia for the shooting of 'Creed', the latest installment in the series.

It stars Michael B. Jordan as the grandson of early Rocky foe Apollo Creed.


Actor Sylvester Stallone is seen on a screen before the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Monday Jan. 19, 2015. (AP)

On big screens at Everton

Hollywood icon Sylvester Stallone made an unlikely appearance on the big screens at Goodison Park during half-time of Everton's Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion on Monday.

As one of the world's most famous actors, Stallone is more used to starring on the silver screen, but the 68-year-old's image appeared on the Merseyside club's video boards in a bid to whip up the crowd to provide some background colour for cameras filming a scene in his forthcoming movie 'Creed', in which he reprises his role as boxer Rocky Balboa.

Stallone, who was pictured wearing an Everton shirt, is working on the film with the professional boxer, and Everton supporter, Tony Bellew, who helped arrange the actor's message.

Stallone first visited Goodison eight years ago when he came onto the pitch to wave at supporters before Everton played Reading.

On that occasion he was greeted with a warm reception, but his recorded video message on Monday failed to produce such an enthusiastic response from the Goodison faithful, who were perhaps still miffed that their team's forward Kevin Mirallas had missed a penalty moments earlier.