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Sylvester Stallone's Two Favorite Rocky Movies (& Why)

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Here are Sylvester Stallone's two favorite entries in the Rocky franchise. Stallone was a struggling actor for many years when he launched his career, but the success of 1976'sRocky changed all that.

Stallone played the title character and wrote the screenplay for the underdog sports drama, which became an unlikely success story upon release.

For a time, the Rocky sequels marked the star's only hits, but with 1982's First Blood he found another iconic character in John Rambo.

For the star, the Rocky movies are character dramas first and boxing movies a distant second. What's interesting about the sequels is the way Rocky's journey typically mirrors Stallone's career at the time they were produced.

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