January 25, 2008, - 4:01 pm

Anti-War Stallone Voted for Kerry? Likes His HGH, Wants to Remake “Death Wish”

By Debbie Schlussel
Not only did he appear on Rush Limbaugh’s national syndicated radio show, today, but in a bid to promote “Rambo” (out in theaters, today–my review here), Sylvester Stallone is telling America he doesn’t like the War in Iraq and didn’t vote for Bush in 2004. He’s also praising HGH to Time Magazine and proudly proclaims he’s a user (you’ll recall he had some legal problems with that in “The Land Down Under,” last year).
We already know he likes illegal aliens, but is Stallone a liberal?:

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Unlike the rest of Hollywood, Stallone was smart enough to make an antiwar movie that’s not about the Middle East. And he wasn’t about to make a pro-Iraq-war film; 2004 was the first year he didn’t vote for a Republican presidential candidate, even though the man was born on the same day as he was and has pecs almost as big. Stallone’s particularly galled by Bush’s tough talk. “You see Bush, and you see the obstinacy and the arrogance. Go out there and ride in a humvee 10 times, and then I’ll listen to you. Take the ride. Have your bowels go into a square knot. Then I’ll respect you.” Stallone is awesome at tough talk. . . .
[Rambo], Stallone thinks, has always been misunderstood, even by Reagan. “I never saw Rambo as a Republican,” Stallone says, though he liked the President too much to make an issue of it. “We watched Escape to Victory on folding chairs in the White House. It was really makeshift. You had a better sound system in your pickup truck.” . . .
Playing a guy who acts with only his eyes and his biceps is harder than playing a fast-talking, earnest boxer, especially on a 61-year-old body. Which was one of the reasons Stallone wanted to do it. He pumped up to a freakish 209 lbs. (95 kg); in Rambo II he weighed only 168 (76 kg). And, he insists, he did it without steroids, though with the help of a prescription testosterone. “HGH [human growth hormone] is nothing. Anyone who calls it a steroid is grossly misinformed,” he says. “Testosterone to me is so important for a sense of well-being when you get older. Everyone over 40 years old would be wise to investigate it because it increases the quality of your life. Mark my words. In 10 years it will be over the counter.” He was in such great shape, it freaked out his co-star, Julie Benz. “I’m a runner. I sprint. And I’m extremely competitive. And he blew past me every time. And he doesn’t run at all. He’s that focused,” she says.

Um, Sly, tell it to Lyle Alzado. Stallone also wants to remake “Death Wish.” Could be interesting. But, hmmm. . . for Alzado taking HGH was a remake of “Death Wish.”

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Say It Ain’t So, Sly

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11 Responses

Alzado died from brain cancer, not HGH use. I’m not a doctor, I’m sure HGH has many negative effects, but certainly not brain cancer.
[B: HE WAS USING HGH WHEN HE DIED. DS]

Spanky on January 25, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Actually, he died of brain cancer caused by years of steroids use.
[B: HE WAS USING HGH WHEN HE DIED. DS]

Blayne on January 25, 2008 at 4:43 pm

He was using both, so we’re both right.

Blayne on January 25, 2008 at 5:14 pm

You’re both missing the point – he was profiled in Sports Illustrated with his new workout routine ( as evidenced by a lot of weight loss) shortly before his rapid decline resulting in death. In other words selling a lie, like thousands of other snake oil salesmen trying to make average joe american feel like he was less of a man because he didn’t have bigger muscles. Classic smoke and mirrors just like Sly Stallone is so famous for creating. If it weren’t for Viagra, these muscle builders couldn’t have sex at all. Most of them do each other anyway. Yep, that’s REAL men for you.

code7 on January 25, 2008 at 10:59 pm

He plays someone in the movies who makes an Army Ranger look like a sissy/wimp even though in real life he was never even a clerk/typist in the Air Force and he takes HGH and testosterone and who knows what all else.
Is he a real man or an aging cartoon character?

feralcat9 on January 25, 2008 at 11:32 pm

I read somewhere that he actually avoided military service. A draft dodger? Ironic that he would end up playing a mythical special forces guy.

samurai on January 26, 2008 at 1:21 am

If he were just taller, then he could be a real Special Forces heroe like Steven Segal or was it Katie Segal?

code7 on January 26, 2008 at 8:11 pm

Sly’s comments are pretty strong considering that he never served in the miliary and–allegedly–dodged the draft to avoid going to Vietnam.
My uncle, a Vietnam vet who served 1965-1966 in the First Cavalry Division, tried to watch First Blood Part 2 and turned it off after about half an hour. Said it was horribly unrealistic.

richardzowie on January 27, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Shortly before he died, Lyle Alzado was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The caption read “I lied.” The story, if I remember right, was called “I’m sick and I’m scared.” Alzado speculated that all the years of steroid use (which started for him in the late sixties) were what caused his inoperable brain tumor. HOWEVER, Alzado did not have any proof.

richardzowie on January 27, 2008 at 12:48 pm

I don’t like the war in Iraq… The Bush aint doing shit to stop terrorism, Hell, 15 of the 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia and Dubai was controlling our ports (Many of you said that it was all conspiracy theory and I was full of shit, though Deb knew the truth. I love Deb.) I hate the Iraq and Afghanistan war because it aint a war but a P.R. campaign by the Bush administration! And if Ms Bilderberg Hillary Clinton wins the White House, that whore will continue the same rhetoric and lies Bush created. Remember, it was Bush who said about Osama bin laden, the murderer of innocent Jews:
So I don’t know where he is. You know, I just don’t spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/03/20020313-8.html
Oh and why did I put killer of Jews and not 9/11?
http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/topten/fugitives/laden.htm
There is no mention of 9/11. And the FBI said: The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.”
http://www.twf.org/News/Y2006/0608-BinLaden.html
So getting back to Sly, if bin Laden is not a suspect for 9/11 and the Bush administration is not looking for bin Laden, isn’t safe to assume that the Bush administration is half-assed in going to war against terror? Sure seems like it. Hell, ask: Agent Ramos and Agent Campeon. Oh you can’t, they’re in prison for shooting an illegal/criminal in the ass and it was Johnny Sutton who helped prosecute them. Sutton BTW was appointed by John Ashcroft: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txw/press_releases/2003/agac.pdf
So you think that Sly supports the war? Would you? The key players aren’t suspect and two agents protecting America are in prison. Would you follow Sylvester’s footstep? I would and revamp the war and kick ass, not not give a shit and throw hard-working U.S. citizens in prison protecting our borders

KOAJaps on January 28, 2008 at 4:14 am

Well, Sly, the parody of 300 beat out your Rambo this weekend. Rambo was fastboated at the box office.

TheOmegaMan on January 28, 2008 at 12:12 pm

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