Sylvester Stallone Says He and Arnold Schwarzenegger “Hated Each Other”

Sylvester Stallone recalled how he and Arnold Schwarzenegger despised each other (Picture: FilmMagic)

Sylvester Stallone recalled how he and Arnold Schwarzenegger used to “hate” each other.

The Rocky star, 76, and the Terminator icon, 75, were must-see hollywood action movies in the 80s and 90s, and developed a serious rivalry to the point that they didn’t want to “be in the same galaxy” with each other.

Of course, things have changed now, with the couple maintaining a close friendship – and just a few weeks ago gathered to carve pumpkins for Halloween.

Open up about their friendship in a recent interview on The jonathan ross show though, Sylvester – who recently reconciled with his wife after a brief split – recalled how they hated each other.

“We couldn’t bear to be together in the same galaxy for a while,” he said.

“We really, really hated each other.”


Stallone and Schwarzenegger
Their well-documented feud finally ended in the 1990s (Picture: Getty Images)

The actors’ well-documented rivalry lasted about 20 years in total, with the two making sarcastic comments about the other in interviews, and even mistaking each other for roles in films they knew would flop.

Sly then told the chat show host how Arnie tricked him into doing a role on Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot pretending he was interested in starring in it – but the Rambo star got the last laugh.

He joked, “At least I wasn’t pregnant in a movie, Arnold,” referring to the really weird movie Junior, in which Arnold plays a scientist who gets pregnant using an experimental drug.

However, by the late ’90s they had put their rivalry aside, with Arnold inviting Sly to events during his tenure as governor of California, and Sylvster even donating to his re-election campaign.

The couple also starred in several films together, including The Expendables franchise.


The two action heroes are now pretty much best friends (Picture: WireImage)

Having had such an up and down relationship over the decades, it’s no wonder fans went wild for the ridiculously wholesome pumpkin carving post, which the actors shared on Instagram in October.

In the snap, Arnie and Sly can be seen posing proudly in front of their creations – which were, naturally, carved with survivors’ knives.

The Twins star captioned the post: “Happy Halloween @officialslystallone”.

Sylvester, meanwhile, shared the snap on his own Instagram account, writing: ‘Myself and my great friend Arnold, @schwarzenegger spending time in his amazing office carving pumpkin heads for Halloween with knifes survival!!!

‘That’s what the real ACTION guys do in their spare time! Lol…’

A social media user described the photo as “the best photo ever posted on Instagram”. We should all just stop because there is no limit to this… ever.

And another popped up: ‘Rambo and Terminator together. It’s going to be a great Halloween! »

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