Whenever Sylvester Stallone is in a movie, the story generally revolves around him. However, there are certain roles in which Sly lent his weight to the production, so to say. He deferred from the usual limelight and managed to excel all by himself. Stallone might be a decent co-star but not a supporting actor in the same caliber.
Presently, he shares the limelight with other heavy weight action superstars like Dolph Lundgren, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham. Eric Eisenberg of Cinema Blend has criticized his performance, stating that The Expendables 3 was more of a Stallone movie than that of an ensemble one. The last movie also suffered from a milder PG-13 rating, which according to Stallone, damaged the reputation of this franchise.
However, Sylvester Stallone also took part in supporting roles. Before starring in Rocky, Sylvester Stallone acted alongside Henry Winkler, another great superstar, in the movie ‘’Lords of Flatbush’’. The 1974 movie involved the tale of a 1950s teen gang (or a social club), forcefully facing adulthood in Brooklyn. Stallone played the character ‘Stanley’ who needs to marry his girlfriend as she is pregnant. Fan reviews written in later years identified Stanley as a worthy member of the group.
In the animated movie, ‘’Antz’’, he lent his voice for another secondary character called Weaver, an ant. Weaver acted as a friend of Z, who was voiced by the great Woody Allen. He also acted as the multiple-personality villain in 2003’s ‘’Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over’’. This took place five years later after his role as a voice actor in ‘’Antz’’.
In other news, S.T.R.O.N.G, an upcoming competition reality series from Sony Pictures TV will have Sylvester Stallone on board as its executive producer. S.T.R.O.N.G is the brainchild of Dave Broome, the creator/executive producer of The Biggest Loser. It emerged from the two-year deal between him and Sony TV, last year.