Before the big success of @officialslystallone with Rocky, he didn’t have money to feed his dog BUTKUS anymore. He sold it at $25 only. He walked away crying.

Two weeks later, he saw a boxing match between Mohammed Ali and Chuck Wepner and that match gave him the inspiration to write the script for the famous movie, ROCKY. He wrote the script in 20 hours! He tried to sell it and got an offer for $125,000 for the script. But he had just ONE REQUEST. He wanted to STAR in the movie. He wanted to be the MAIN ACTOR. Rocky himself. But the studio said NO. They wanted a REAL STAR.

They said he “Looked funny and talked funny”. He left with his script. A few weeks later,the studio offered him $250,000 for the script. He refused. They even offered $350,000. He still refused. They wanted his movie. But NOT him. He said NO. He had to be IN THAT MOVIE.

After a while, the studio agreed, gave him $35,000 for the script and let him star in it! The rest is history! The movie won Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Film Editing at the prestigious Oscar Awards in 1976. He was even nominated for BEST ACTOR! The Movie ROCKY was even inducted into the American National Film Registry as one of the greatest movies ever!

And do You know the first thing he bought with the $35,000? THE DOG HE SOLD. Mr ButKuss...
The Rest Is History...
🐶 🔥👊🏼❤️🐶🔥👊🏼❤️
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Rocky Balboa 🌐 @rockybalboa.1976

Before the big success of @officialslystallone with Rocky, he didn’t have money to feed his dog BUTKUS anymore. He sold it at $25 only. He walked away crying. Two weeks later, he saw a boxing match between Mohammed Ali and Chuck Wepner and that match gave him the inspiration to write the script for the famous movie, ROCKY. He wrote the script in 20 hours! He tried to sell it and got an offer for $125,000 for the script. But he had just ONE REQUEST. He wanted to STAR in the movie. He wanted to be the MAIN ACTOR. Rocky himself. But the studio said NO. They wanted a REAL STAR. They said he “Looked funny and talked funny”. He left with his script. A few weeks later,the studio offered him $250,000 for the script. He refused. They even offered $350,000. He still refused. They wanted his movie. But NOT him. He said NO. He had to be IN THAT MOVIE. After a while, the studio agreed, gave him $35,000 for the script and let him star in it! The rest is history! The movie won Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Film Editing at the prestigious Oscar Awards in 1976. He was even nominated for BEST ACTOR! The Movie ROCKY was even inducted into the American National Film Registry as one of the greatest movies ever! And do You know the first thing he bought with the $35,000? THE DOG HE SOLD. Mr ButKuss... The Rest Is History... 🐶 🔥👊🏼❤️🐶🔥👊🏼❤️ #rockystatue #creed2 #rockysteps #champion #bodybuilding #rockybalboa #rocky #sly #speed #rambo #johnrambo #army #rocky40th #picoftheday #photooftheday #fitness #bodybuildingmotivation #motivation #stallone #sylvesterstallone #rambo #boxing #francocolumbu #apollocreed #creed #arnoldschwarzenegger #schwarzenegger #fit #hollywood #beverlyhills

Before the big success of #officialslystallone with Rocky, he didn’t have money to feed his dog BUTKUS anymore. He sold it at $25 only. He walked away crying. Two weeks later, he saw a boxing match between Mohammed Ali and Chuck Wepner and that match gave him the inspiration to write the script for the famous movie, ROCKY. He wrote the script in 20 hours! He tried to sell it and got an offer for $125,000 for the script. But he had just ONE REQUEST. He wanted to STAR in the movie. He wanted to be the MAIN ACTOR. Rocky himself. But the studio said NO. They wanted a REAL STAR. They said he “Looked funny and talked funny”. He left with his script. A few weeks later,the studio offered him $250,000 for the script. He refused. They even offered $350,000. He still refused. They wanted his movie. But NOT him. He said NO. He had to be IN THAT MOVIE. After a while, the studio agreed, gave him $35,000 for the script and let him star in it! The rest is history! The movie won Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Film Editing at the prestigious Oscar Awards in 1976. He was even nominated for BEST ACTOR! The Movie ROCKY was even inducted into the American National Film Registry as one of the greatest movies ever! And do You know the first thing he bought with the $35,000? THE DOG HE SOLD. Mr ButKuss... The Rest Is History... 🐶 🔥👊🏼❤️🐶🔥👊🏼❤️ #rockystatue #creed2 #rockysteps #champion #bodybuilding #rockybalboa #rocky #sly #speed #rambo #johnrambo #army #rocky40th #picoftheday #photooftheday #fitness #bodybuildingmotivation #motivation #stallone #sylvesterstallone #rambo #boxing #francocolumbu #apollocreed #creed #arnoldschwarzenegger #schwarzenegger #fit #hollywood #beverlyhills

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undefined @apantoja420
@apantoja420
A true American dream!

a month ago



undefined @alissonoliveirasousa
@alissonoliveirasousa
Sou fã dele, muito foda

a month ago



undefined @asad.warsi
@asad.warsi
Real Hero . really inspiring

a month ago


undefined @andy_calzature
@andy_calzature
💪💪💪💪💪

a month ago


undefined @gcdisplay
@gcdisplay
Stuck to his beliefs, his dream

a month ago


undefined @sexxy_barbie37
@sexxy_barbie37
❤️

a month ago



undefined @yashwanth_angina
@yashwanth_angina
Love him, he is inspiration

a month ago


undefined @pala_1973
@pala_1973
😍😍❤

a month ago


undefined @skofokickboxing
@skofokickboxing
Butkus😍.So cute😍

a month ago


undefined @flyingcandyxoxo59
@flyingcandyxoxo59
I know about how Sly struggled in the beginning,it touches my heart every time I read about his start,it makes me love him more and truly appreciate the beautiful gift of Rocky that he gave to us all! XOXO

a month ago


undefined @evemarriott
@evemarriott
A REAL CHAMP👏🏻😍

a month ago


undefined @premkumar_aj
@premkumar_aj
👏💖

a month ago


undefined @__meli_e91
@__meli_e91
A real champion ❤

a month ago


undefined @gofl77
@gofl77
💣👍

a month ago


undefined @lakergrl85
@lakergrl85
Inspiration

a month ago


undefined @marco_zenfit
@marco_zenfit
That's integrity! 👊🏼

a month ago


undefined @thenotoriuos
@thenotoriuos
You are a Legend❤️

a month ago


undefined @mohsen_gawidel733
@mohsen_gawidel733
الان کجاست سگتــــ . هنوزم داریش

a month ago


undefined @i_n_d_i_a_n_a_
@i_n_d_i_a_n_a_
Doesn't really sound like he gave a shit about his dog if he named it Butkus and sold it for 25 dollars.

a month ago


undefined @pentangeli_74
@pentangeli_74
Sylvester Stallone is actually a very competent actor. Just as an example of an earlier role before Rocky if you watch his performance in Capone(where Mr Stallone plays Frank Nitti) then you will see that it is a very assured and confident performance. Capone is actually a quality movie. Got my own copy on Blu Ray.

a month ago



undefined @gladysrann
@gladysrann
❤❤❤❤❤❤

a month ago


undefined @pentangeli_74
@pentangeli_74
Am more of an Action thriller fan so John Rambo will always be my favourite.

a month ago


undefined @larsen.uffe
@larsen.uffe
♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

a month ago


undefined @jellyfishkn
@jellyfishkn
Beautiful story! Admire him even more right now! Respect man, respect

a month ago


undefined @ederlencione
@ederlencione
Big Butkus

a month ago


undefined @skizzorizzo
@skizzorizzo
Nice Nice story!!!!

a month ago


undefined @skizzorizzo
@skizzorizzo
Bravo 👏 Bravo 👏 Rocky!!!

a month ago


undefined @yasminicholson
@yasminicholson
Awesomeeeee love it!!!😙😙😙

a month ago


undefined @garn1.gw
@garn1.gw
Don't forget about #deathrace2000 great film...👌👌

a month ago


undefined @pavonzuly
@pavonzuly
Me encanta😎😍😍😍😍😘😘😘😘

a month ago



undefined @orc1210
@orc1210
So sold his dog and then went out and bought, pretty much a ring side seat for an Ali fight 😂

a month ago


undefined @d_marcelm
@d_marcelm
Good work dude!

a month ago


undefined @mattyyoung143
@mattyyoung143
And its that story that 1 lets anyone know if you truely believe in your self you can accomplish anything and 2 makes Sylvester Stallone an inspirational person on every level

a month ago


undefined @amitdaw
@amitdaw
He had to pay a fair bit of money to get his dog back. As the new owner had grown fond of the dog or realised Stallone wanted the dog back so made him pay for it

a month ago


undefined @gpadilla1492
@gpadilla1492
@rockybalboa.1976 Wasn't the dog in the movie?

a month ago