Hollywood Flashback: Sylvester Stallone First Killed as Rambo in 1982

Hollywood Flashback: Sylvester Stallone First Killed as Rambo in 1982
At one point, Paul Newman considered playing the role of John Rambo. So did Al Pacino, Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, James Garner, Ryan O'Neal, Steve McQueen (with Sydney Pollack directing) and Dustin Hoffman (with Mike Nichols).

But, of course, the knife-wielding, touchy-about-authority former Green Beret at the center of 1982's First Blood (and its four sequels, including Rambo: Last Blood, opening Sept. 20) ended up being played by Sylvester Stallone.

"John Rambo had to be part of society that the audience could identify with," Stallone, now 73, tells THR, explaining the secret of the character's durability. "...
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