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Sylvester Stallone Talks About Jesus And How It Inspired His Greatest Movie Hit, "Rocky Balboa"

In an interview Sylvester Stallone granted he talked about his all biggest hit movie "Rocky Balboa". The host said the movie was a miracle shot in 28 days and who knew they would end up here for 30 years.

These were Sylvester's words "I'll tell you, the first one, the fifth one, and the last one all felt like I let everyone down; it wasn't about anything, and if you go back to the first one, people don't realize it's the first shot. There's this shot of Christ and it comes down over the beams of the church and says resurrection, then it goes to being pummeled, and what I was trying to say is that this man has been chosen for a journey. He's at the lowest strata of society and we're watching him eventually fly Christian ideals that he finds love. He starts to bring people together, all these what I would call society's outcasts and they all come together for one unified family spirit and that's how they triumph alone. They're not very strong together, they're invincible."

What is now, after he has all of the family's core values, his wife has died, so now the rug has been pulled out from under him, and it's about pulling yourself up from the doldrums of society and of depression and clawing your way back up, finding the light, finding the spirit, moving on, surrounding himself with old friends, even x-fighters.

The host then asked Sylvester "well you know that was your viewers gonna say you know boxing you're slamming somebody you know what happened with that Russian you know you were giving him everything good how is that Christian?"

Sylvester replied "Because, you know, speaking the word is one thing, but eventually you need a Crusader, someone who goes out there and has to defend it and face evil one-on-one, and that's pretty much what the rock is, and the entire rock series has never been about staunch reality like Raging Bull or other boxing films, but rather a metaphor about life, and then at the end of this lesson."

 I understand you personally have had an extraordinary spiritual reawakening you want to tell us about.

"I really decided to take things out of my own hands and put them in God's hands because I always felt I was chosen to do something. I was never a writer, I was never an exemplary student. All of a sudden, one day, I started writing Rocky. I wrote it in three days and it won the Oscar, and I assume that I did it all on my own. I don't believe that for a second."

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