I’m finding Sylvester Stallone inspiring twice in the same week! I was just watching Howard Stern interviewing Sly and he talked about how everyone thought he was crazy when he made a pivotal decision regarding his Rocky screenplay.
United Artists wanted to pay him $360,000 for the rights to the script. He was broke at the time and, as he put it, had learned to “eat cobwebs.” But he wanted to star in the film and the studio didn’t want to take the risk. He gave up the big bucks to get his way. We all know how that turned out.