Sylvester Stallone finally plays mafia boss in new series: ‘Better late than never’

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Sylvester Stallone takes on the role of his life.

Actor, 75 years old, shared with Entertainment Tonight at the British premiere of “Tulsa King” that he is excited to take on the role of Dwight “The General” Manfredi.

“I’ve always wanted to play a gangster since … I basically started my career robbing everyone … but it never happened. I have my own opinion on why, but better late than never,” he said. Taylor Sheridan wrote the idea, a screenplay that was really good, and Terence Winter, who wrote ‘Soprano’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire’, they put it all together and what you have is east and west. “

Sylvester Stallone takes on the role he has wanted all his career.  He will play a mob boss in the new Paramount + series,

Sylvester Stallone takes on the role he has wanted all his career. He will play the mob boss in the new Paramount + series, “Tulsa King”.
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He continued: “[My character, Dwight,] is coming out of prison after 25 years, expects to be rewarded for keeping his mouth shut and was betrayed. ”

He added that his character’s next task is to lead Tulsa into “another world, different kinds of people, and he’s starting to indoctrinate himself into the western kind of life. So it’s a combination of the two. It’s a dark comedy, but it can also get rough.” “

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The drama series plays Garett Hedlund, Jay Will, Domenick Lombardozzi and Max Casella. It will be broadcast this November.

Stallone said that he was met by one of the screenwriters of the series, Taylor Sheridan.

Stallone attended the presentation of Paramount + UK on June 20, 2022 in London, England.

Stallone attended the presentation of Paramount + UK on June 20, 2022 in London, England.
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“My daughters and I trained – I play a lot of polo; long ago people would say, how can you afford that? I played with the worst horse on the planet, but I learned and in the end, after I made money, I started getting into … barrel races. It’s very, very delicate, and I brought my daughters into it and Taylor Sheridan was in the same barn, and he hasn’t made it yet, ”Stallone said.

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“He’s still acting and I think he’s still doing ‘Sicario,’ just at its peak, and I thought, ‘You know what, I’m going to do another’ Rambo, ‘do you want to write it?”

Stallone continued, “He says, ‘No, I’m kind of busy with my stuff,’ and then we got into a conversation. He ended up buying my daughter’s horse and then buying another … but they’re the earliest start to his transition to this megastar. “

Tanya Giles, Program Director of Paramount + and Sylvester Stallone celebrate the launch of Paramount + in the UK

Tanya Giles, Program Director of Paramount + and Sylvester Stallone celebrate the launch of Paramount + in the UK
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The Rambo star has not closed the door to possible cameos in Sheridan’s Paramount + series, including “Yellowstone”. starring Kevin Costner.

“Absolutely,” he said, before admitting that he and Costner had known each other for “centuries.”

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“He finally ran into a guy who said, ‘I just wish I had a retirement home. Do you mind if I buy your entire ranch? I got an offer you can’t turn down.’ … That would be great. Good man. “

The Oscar winner is excited that fans will see him take on a role he hasn’t played before and see him in a new way.

Kevin Costner, Sylvester Stallone and actress Demi Moore attend a ceremony at the 2006 Hollywood Walk of Fame for Bruce Willis.

Kevin Costner, Sylvester Stallone and actress Demi Moore are attending a ceremony at the 2006 Hollywood Walk of Fame for Bruce Willis.
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“You’ll probably see, for better or worse, who I am,” Stallone said.

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“A lot of actors go in, who do I turn into? I think if you just say what’s going on – what if Sylvester Stallone … just became a gangster? The personality is mine; I’m a gangster, but I’m not changing the way I speak. … You have your personality the way you are now … You never see it coming. You don’t automatically become a stereotypical gangster. It’s too obvious. Just be who you are. “

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