Sunday, July 04, 2010

Blind Items Revealed

February 24, 2010

Another don't look me in the eyes film set experience. Unlike yesterday when our actress indicated she didn't like don't look me in the eye notices, this former A list action actor and Academy Award nominee/winner who is now a struggling B- list loves having the don't talk to me and don't look me in the eye notices put up on set. During the most recent movie he filmed, the notices went up and a crew member said, "I don't think anyone has to worry about looking him in the eye because he is o damn short." After that remark, random crew members would point to the notices when the actor was around and everyone would start laughing. The actor had no idea the entire time that everyone was laughing at him.

Sylvester Stallone

24 comments:

Mina said...

Weird. I thought he would be a nice guy.

Mrs.M5 said...

ahahahahahaha! oh, that is good stuff right there

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

I was at Staples Center a few years ago at a Lakers game and witnessed Stallone and Andy Garcia greet each other. Stallone is practically a fucking midget. Garcia by contrast was tall and strapping, yum.

janele said...

This makes me wonder if some of the bitchy/asshole-y reps of some actors are created/magnified by these messages. I can understand if producers put up the signs to keep extras from rushing to the actors and taking up time by socializing. I can also see people creating gossip by pointing out those signs as part of the star's idea, whether true or not.

chihuahuense said...

My husband met him one time and said that he was taller than him ;) My husband is an inch shorter than me, so I would love to meet him with heels and tower over him. Hey! Maybe that's why you never see "fan pictures" with him :)

Oh, and

JW said...

I'm going with Sylvester Stallone.
2:20 PM

FTW, Tom was the popular guess.

Middle-aged Diva said...

I think SS was the one who broke up with his girlfriend by Fed Ex or fax.

chihuahuense said...

that first sentence didn't make sense if you don't know my husband--duh! My husband is a little Mexican guy, so that's why when he told me I was like, "whaaaat?"

jess said...

woah..JW nailed it!. Tommy Girl might be so desperate for everyone to like him.

Ms. said...

Andy Garcia is about 5'6". I was standing so close to him once that his hand brushed me while he was putting his arm around his wife. I felt like a giant next to him. I didn't realize Stallone was *that* short.

jax said...

ya, Stallone is TINY. him and Cruise should have a lift-off.

chihuahuense said...

oh, and wasn't Sly revealed as the guy who told his kid to yell "LOOK! It's Sylvester Stallone!" in a big group of ppl because he wasn't getting enough attention ? Lol! I think it was.

timebob said...

Yes Diva SS dumped Jennifer by fedex and then married her.

I saw him at a Planet Hollywood event in the mid 90's I can't tell you how disappointed I was to see he is all of about 5'6 or 5'7 the most.

Even the lifts don't help.

looserdude said...

I guess I don't get this blind in a way. I'm not an actor but it seems to me that if an actor is trying to get into character or stay in character between shots then it would be very distracting for crew members to greet him or interact him no matter how friendly or how well meant. it also seems like professionals on a film crew would understand this and accept it as part of the actor's method, and at least tolerate if not respect it. So why am I wrong here?

Shmooey said...

Poor Sly...

I would have thought after all the Rocky and Rambo films, that he would be permanently A list. I think of them as classics (not Rambo 4!).

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Ms.,

Woah! Granted, I was a good distance from the Garcia/Stallone embrace, I would have guessed Garcia was quite a bit taller. I'm not questioning you at all, I was up above them several rows, so perspective was skewed. Maybe he had lifts on, he seemed very tall compared to Sly!

ash said...

As an actor (okay, not a famous one by any stretch) I would absolutely agree with the "don't look at, don't talk to" signs as a way for the actors to keep their space while working. However, if that were the case, it would seem that the signs (which ought to be unnecessary) would indicate as such. OR, that would be a clause in the crew/cast contract.

Ms. said...

@ Little Miss Smoke & Mirrors

I was wearing two inch heals, so that made me 5'10". He was considerably shorter than me. Let's say 5'7" is the absolute limit. Top of his head was about at my nose...

Mango said...

@chihuahuense - How tall is your husband?

BTW, IMDB lists Garcia as being 5'10" and Stallone as 5'9½". Looks like Sly's pants are on fire...

chihuahuense said...

5'6"

chihuahuense said...

oh yeah...definitely lying...if I am taller than my husband, and he was taller than Sly, then by deduction, I am ginormous!

sunnyside1213 said...

I am so glad it's him!!!

mngddess said...

Ash, do you have a blog??? have any good stories??

Sly's wife Jennifer has made a fortune off of her Serious Skin Care line. I wonder who's worth more now?
(Love the stuff.)

Mooshki said...

He is such a dick.

MCH said...

Andy Garcia is only 5'6??? Wow.
I think I said on the original that my dad saw him once out in CA & was blown away by how short SS was. Aren't movies magical?

I think it's funny they all had that inside joke on him. What a db.