Sylvester Stallone: 10 Greatest movies of all time

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#8 – The Expendables

Original Release Date: The Expendables  was released on 13 August 2010.

Box Office Earnings: An $80 million budget resulted in a cumulative worldwide gross of $274 million.

Critical Acclaim: There were a few scattered nominations for minor awards, and a win for both the BMI Film Music Award (Film Music) and an IGN Award for Best Action Award. Honestly, it’s not an movie out for awards. It’s a middle finger to Hollywood and a high-five to action fans who reminisce about the good old days before politically correct counter-culture nearly ruined the action movie landscape.

About the Role: Much anticipated, The Expendables was originally a reward to millions of ’80s action fans who desperately wanted a Stallone/Schwarzenegger combo. Not stopping there, Sylvester Stallone decided to up the ante by including Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren, and Bruce Willis. This is just a bunch of guys battling villains, saving the world, firing weapons, drinking beer, busting each other’s balls, and doing it all in the most violent, explosive manner possible. It’s the men’s answer for Sex in the City or The Devil Wears Prada.

Simply the Best: Jason Statham steals the show with a scene on the basketball court when he dispatches a group of wannabe tough guys with ease. It’s terrifying because there are literally people out there who have no remorse and could kill for fun. His finishing “deflate all your balls”-line is one of those perfect endings we all wish for in life.