Sylvester Stallone's art love

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 January 2010
Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone's art love

Sylvester Stallone prefers painting to making films as with art he can only blame himself if it goes wrong

Sylvester Stallone prefers painting to acting.

The 'Rockie' actor, who has had his paintings displayed at Art Basel Miami Beach, claimed films rarely live up to the hype because of the scale of production.

He said: "Movies are a vision dependent upon three or four hundred people to accomplish it. So there's great compromising.

"And so much is lost in the translation. So when you get up there, it's maybe 40 per cent of the way you envisaged it. Because of the finance thing, and the actor doesn't interpret it properly. Or the director isn't on form that day and he missed the whole point.

"Whereas painting is all you do. It either soars or it crashes. There's no one to blame but one person."

He also suggested many of his art pieces come out being in a bad mood.

Sylvester told The Sunday Times: "I find that the more unhappy you are, the more confused you are, the better your art is. Happy art, it just doesn't seem to work for me"

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