At the time of the shoot, Stallone was in peak form.He detailed his diet in a March Instagram post, saying "During the period I only ate very small portions of oatmeal cookies made with brown rice and up to 25 cups of coffee a day with honey and a couple of scoops of tuna fish. At the time my body fat got down to 2.9 which is a really dangerous level.” Mr. Leifer also shot the cast of Rocky 3, including Burgess Meredith (Mickey), Burt Young (Paulie), Carl Weathers (Apollo) and Talia Shire (Adrienne).
We can all of us see a little of ourselves in Rocky.
Sylvester is obviously still as besotted as ever with his wife, who at 48 is 22 years his junior.
Unfortunately for his most famous on-screen character Rocky, his wife had died long before his Golden Globe-winning turn in Creed, for Talia Shire's character was killed off between Rocky V and 2006's Rocky Balboa.
Each subsequent entry in the series (with the exception of the they’ve-answered-the-bell-once-too-often (Yo, Adrian!
), Burt Young (“I don’t sweat you” Paulie), Burgess Meredith (Mickey “You’re gonna eat lightning and crap thunder” Goldmill) and Carl Weathers (' Master Of Disaster' Apollo Creed) into household names, and unified audiences in booing a couple of formidable threats (Mr.