Sylvester Stallone has established worldwide recognition as an actor, writer and director since he played the title role in his own screenplay of Rocky, which won the Academy Award in 1976 for Best Picture. Rocky grew to a franchise of five sequels and in 2006 Stallone concluded the series with Rocky Balboa, a critical and audience success which resolutely confirmed both Stallone and Rocky as iconic cultural symbols. In more recent times, Stallone wrote, directed and starred in Rambo, which continued the saga of Vietnam vet John Rambo twenty five years after the debut of Rambo: First Blood. Stallone then released his a most ambitious project , the action thriller The Expendables, which he has wrote, directed and starred in. This makes Sylvester Stallone the only actor to open a Number One Film across Five Decades.
The greatest, most popular and most charismatic wrestler of all time, Hulk Hogan is the man who helped parlay the world of professional wrestling from cult following into the forefront of American entertainment. Hogan played the character of Thunderlips in ROCKY III. Hogan won the WWF and WCW title 12 times, and was credited with dealing Andre the Giant his first loss in pro wrestling. Hogan was soon seen everywhere — television, cartoons, movies, records and lunch boxes.