People Who Kick BuTs: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Strength does not come from winning; your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
- Robert “Rocky” Balboa, Sr. is a title character and the protagonist of the Rocky series from 1976 to 2006. The character was created and portrayed by Sylvester Stallone.
- Throughout the films, he is depicted as an everyman who started out by going the distance and overcoming obstacles that had occurred in his life and career as a professional boxer.
- Rocky Balboa was named the 7th greatest movie hero by the American Film Institute on their 100 Years… 100 Heroes and Villains list. Additionally, he was ranked #34 on Empire Magazine’s compilation of The 100 Greatest Movie Characters. Premiere magazine ranked Rocky Balboa #64 on their list of The 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
- In 2011, Sylvester Stallone was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame for his work on the Rocky Balboa character, having “entertained and inspired boxing fans from around the world”. Additionally, Stallone was awarded the Boxing Writers Association of America award for “Lifetime Cinematic Achievement in Boxing.”