Sylvester Stallone Says ‘Life Can Get Real Down and Dirty’ in New Pic With Dog

by Matthew Memrick

Actor Sylvester Stallone knows a thing about “life getting real down and dirty,” and all he has to do is look at his little doggie.

The 75-year-old Stallone was looking good while holding up his pooch friend. The little doggie with golden fur got into something because it wore black ink on its face, ears, and paws.

His star friends like actress/TV host Maria Menounos and director James Gunn loved it.

Hopefully, Stallone could clean up his dog and the mess Thursday night (12/30).

Stallone’s Original Rocky Painting Before He Took On Movie Role

Screen Rant recently reported Sylvester Stallone’s first-ever painting of his iconic Rocky character.

Before the actor/director/writer penned the famous movie in less than four days in 1975, he did a character self-portrait.

Stallone said, “I made a self-portrait with a more defined ‘pug face’ than I had back then, but to capture his sadness, I switched the brush with a screw driver and carved the eyes.”

“Finding Rocky” is now featured at the Osthaus Museum in Hagen, Germany. The museum also has several works as a struggling actor and aspiring painter from his early days. Stallone talked more about his artistic career in an Artnet interview. 

The actor has painted for decades and has made several self-portraits, among other subjects. His work is in museums and other showcases. Fans can also buy some of the artist’s work online, even though it’s not among up there with Rembrandt and Picasso.

But another “Rocky” painting that he calls his “most intense and honest portrait” is part of casino magnate Steve Wynn’s collection.

Who knows? Maybe if director John G. Avildsen passed on the “Rocky” project with Sylvester Stallone as the lead, his art career would have taken off. Unfortunately, it took a back seat to his writing and acting skills. I say that jokingly, of course.

Curious about Stallone’s artwork? Well, you can check it out or even buy some at the website

There, one 2019 Stallone work goes for $165,000.

Sylvester Stallone Co-star Talks About ‘Expendables 4’ Role

Iko Uwais talked to Movie Web about his experiences working with Stallone.

The 38-year-old Indonesian actor and martial artist recently wrapped up work on the upcoming film. Reportedly, he’ll play a villain

So he had a chance to gauge some of the guys he’s worked with within the film like Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, 50 Cent, and Randy Couture. They’ve played bad guys before too.

“Experience is very valuable for me to share a frame with senior players, who have a lot of experience,” Uwais said. “There are a lot of things that we share, what we think about them, beyond expectations.”

Maybe since Stallone revealed he’s taking a more minor role in that upcoming film, he can give the actor a few more pointers, too.