Synonymous with the Hollywood action genre, Sylvester Stallone has a story as compelling as his iconic on-screen performances. His trajectory of trials and triumphs is a testament to his indomitable spirit and his relentless determination. Like his iconic character Rocky, Stallone’s life is the story of a man who took life’s blows and moved on. But the first years of Stallone’s life, the experiences and experiences he shared with Arnold Schwarzenegger, also an action star, were key. so that it has become the icon it is today.
Sylvester Stallone was born into a world of struggle. His birth was marred by complications that left him with a partially paralyzed face and difficulty speaking. His parents, Jackie and Frank Stallone, had a tumultuous relationship filled with arguments and toxicity. Young Stallone was often the recipient of his father’s wrath, which left him with deep emotional scars.. He even put him in a nursing home for five years, a decision that Stallone considered ill-advised. Despite the harsh circumstances, Stallone used his grief as fuel, channeling it into his passion for acting and storytelling. His distinctive looks and voice, which in his day were the subject of ridicule, became his hallmark and made him stand out in Hollywood.
Stallone’s career is similar to that of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the other great titan of the action genre… and of Men’s Health. Schwarzenegger also had a difficult relationship with his father, who reportedly mistreated him.. The shared experience of an abusive childhood created a bond between the two stars, a bond that transcended their on-screen rivalry. This bond was reinforced by a rivalry that lasted for more than two decades, full of incidents and subterfuge. This rivalry, while intense, served as a catalyst for their growth, pushing them to outdo each other and reach new heights in their careers.
Stallone rose to fame with Rocky, a film he wrote and starred in. Inspired by a boxing match he witnessed, the film was a commercial success and established Stallone as a famous actor and director. His portrayal of Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer who gets a shot at the heavyweight championship of the world, resonated with audiences around the world. Stallone’s personal experiences added a layer of authenticity to his portrayal of Rocky, making the character a symbol of resilience and determination.
Schwarzenegger’s success and their rivalry pushed Stallone to redefine his career and the action genre. The dynamic duo appeared together in the ‘Expendables’ film series, pushing each other to do better, contributing to their success and leaving an impact on Hollywood that will last a lifetime…
Joaquín Gasca is an expert in competition, technology and motor sports. Some time ago he hung up his stud boots to focus on paddle tennis and running… old things, he complains. But he’s also up for whatever blitz he has to do with pushing his body to the limit, whether it’s behind the wheel of an Aston Martin or skateboarding to the office.
He is very much from Atlético de Madrid, so when footballers like Marcos Llorente or Álvaro Morata have starred on the cover of Men’s Health, he was there to write them. He just ran his first marathon for Runner’s World, and as he passes in this universe, he’s already looking for the next one to go under 3 hours. If you have to test any type of paddle tennis racket, vehicle or watch, it’s no problem. Even slippers. Whatever is needed in sports equipment.
Joaquín graduated in journalism from USP-CEU in 2013, but since 2009, when he joined the University newspaper, he began to work as a 360 “journalist” in digital and print. The next steps in his almost 15-year career were taken by doing culture and sports in Shanghai magazine, until he entered Hearst a week before the start of the pandemic in 2020. He is also a professor of social networks and new technologies at Universitas Senioribvs CEU and is part of the Hearst Innovation HUB to investigate new trends.