Thursday, June 20, 2024

More Stallone Madness: “Rocky” Star Calls Himself an “Exploited Artist” Despite $400 Mil Net Worth


Very little can explain Sylvester Stallone’s continued social media attacks against “Rocky” producer Irwin Winkler and his family. I’m starting to think Stallone is having some kind of problem that requires medical attention.

This afternoon, Stallone added a new post calling himself an “exploited artist.” Stallone keeps attacking Winkler who bought the “Rocky” screenplay in 1975 along with his producing partner Bob Chartoff. That gave Winkler the rights to “Rocky” but it also made Stallone a very wealthy man and international superstar. Up to that time he’d made a fleeting cameo in a Woody Allen movie.

By all reports, Stallone is worth at least $400 million. Everyone would like to be exploited to that extent.

Stallone keeps posting nasty illustrations of the Winkler family. It’s unbecoming and petty. He’s totally out of line. He’s acting like a child. If he has a problem, he should use his expensive lawyers and publicists to pursue the matter. I’m very disappointed by his behavior.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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