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Sylvester Stallone Blames Arnold Schwarzenegger for His Movie Bombs

August 16, 2014 (5:28 am) GMT
The 'Rocky' star says his rivalry with the 'Terminator' actor pushed him to take dubious roles in movies like 'Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot'.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone

talked about some of his worst movie roles during a recent visit to "". The 68-year-old actor blamed the blunders on his competition with fellow action star .

Sly said either his agents or studio execs tricked him into taking roles by telling him that his rival was lined up for the part. " 'I'm telling you, if you don't do 'Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot', he's in,' " he remembered someone told him.

Now the two become buddies. They shared screen in "", "" and "". "I think he's brilliant, what he's done, and what he's accomplished. He's had three different careers," Sly said, before joking, "But I want to strangle him."

The "" actor also revealed to that he was up for Han Solo role before was signed on by George Lucas. He recalled reluctantly showing up at the audition after the release of his big hit "Rocky".

"After you've seen 100 people, you get tired, so you just hope the guy in front of you disappears... I got nowhere," he recounted. "I said, 'Let me just make it easy for you; I would look like crap in Spandex, leotards and a ray gun. Guys from outer space don't have this kind of face.' "



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