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monkeyfoot 8/12/2010 7:43:51 AM

Great, great list, Hanso! And its one list on Mania I totally agree with.

I do tend to watch more Arnold movies repeatedly than Sly. I've watched the Rambos often and Demolition Man but not even the Rocky films get my channel surfing to stop when they are on. But for the Austrian Oak I find myself almost always watching at least for awhile, even for films I didn't like much. I think Arnold had an overall lighter, fun action tone to his flicks than Stallone. I can mindlessly watch them while on the net or reading a book.

therockdltj 8/12/2010 8:02:47 AM

good list but i actualy liked those comedy movies they were in

VTGamehendge 8/12/2010 8:15:00 AM

I actually thought End of Days wasn't bad at all.  In fact, it might've marked the best all around acting job Arnold ever did.  It was also the very first DVD I ever bought, only to have it stolen from my apartment when I was in college.

VTGamehendge 8/12/2010 8:18:23 AM

Also, I have to agree that Oscar was a pretty decent movie and Sly did a good job with his role.  In fact, I think Oscar is going to make its way onto my Netflix queue.

VTGamehendge 8/12/2010 8:26:28 AM

Has anyone noticed that Sly looks like he's had some work done?  His face is all tight and it looks like he's had collagen (sp) injections in his lips.

violator14 8/12/2010 9:06:54 AM

Imma agree w/ Monkeyfoot and base it on how many times can i watch the actor's movie over and over,  and that would Definitley be Arnold's flicks. and not to mention one word: PREDATOR. Nuff said.

avidfan 8/12/2010 11:21:04 AM

A few years back this would have been easier: Arnold. Terminator 1 and 2, Predator, Running Man, and Total Recall remain some of my favorite movies. I liked all the comedies mentioned too (though Jingle All the Way should be avoided). Sly was easier to dismiss. I didn't get the whole angry vet thing like I do now (because I was 7 when First Blood came out and 10 when I saw it). I also could not appreciate the difficulty in starring and writing in a major motion picture. That requires talent. Always loved Rocky though and got caught up in Rocky 5 last night. 

It is difficult to stay relevant in Hollywood, but these two somehow did it for a long time. Will pay $10 just to see the 3 minute scene. What has George Clooney, Brad Pitt, or all these other "it" actors done to even come close to the characters this guy made? 

I choose both.



Jetro 8/12/2010 11:21:42 AM

This is no contest, Ah-nuld by a landslide.

Sly's two biggest movie franchises are Rocky and Rambo.   Demolition Man might be his best movie outside those franchise (or insert your own personal preferance).

Arnold's biggest movies - Conan, Terminator and Predator.  True Lies, Total Recall are probably his best movies outside those franchises (or insert your own personal choice).

Unlike the Rocky and Rambo series.  The Terminator franchise is a monster in terms of money making and will continue to make money for many more years.  And even if Ah-nuld is never involved again in the Terminator series, the audience will always hope and whisper about rumoured cameos. 

Lastly, from a pop culture impact, just go to YouTube and dig up all Arnold's memorable quotes -

"It's not a Tumor"

"Who's your daddy and what does he do?"

"I'll be back"

"Get to the Choppa"

Sly's impact to pop culture is:


Or taking out an entire country with one machine gun aka Rambo style.

Or the iconic running up the steps in Rocky.

They're both great entertainers and it's a shame that the audience has waited for so long for these two to meet on screen that when they finally do, they're both shells of their former selves which leave us all wondering "what if"...


goldeneyez 8/12/2010 11:24:02 AM

One thing I think helps Arnold's movies is the talent he's surrounded by.  Not that Stallone didn't have talent surronding him too, but when I think of Predator and The Running Man, Arnold's had Carl Weathers, Jesse "the Body" Ventura (in both movies), Jim Brown, Bill Duke... honorable nod to Richard Dawson of Family Fued.  Stallone's films had good talent as well, but never quite as much as Arnie had.  I mean in the Rocky movies he had Carl Weathers, Mr. T, and Ralph Dungren, but they were spread out... I guess Rocky 3 & 4 had multiple talents aside from Stallone, but there was never as much all together at once... until now.

Timothy25 8/12/2010 2:03:18 PM

I found out that originally it was them playing the roles played by John Travolta and Nicholas Cage in Face/Off and Face/Off is one of my favorite movies. Maybe starting out with Arnold Schwarzenegger as Castor Troy and Sylvester Stallone as Sean Archer and then they switch roles as the characters switch faces.

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