Although it’s not the first time they’ve been in a movie together, this month’s ESCAPE PLAN represents the first film in which ’80s and ’90s action-movie titans Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger share top billing. To which we say: It’s about time.
In the film, Stallone portrays a brilliant architect who is wrongly convicted and springs a freedom run with his prisonmate, played by Schwarzenegger. In honor of the legendary pairing (as if their dueling one-liners and competing machismo won’t be enough), we pitted Stallone and Schwarzenegger against each other in a head-to-head career retrospective to see how the studs stack up.
|Sylvester Stallone||Arnold Schwarzenegger|
|Oscar Nominations||He received acting and screenwriting Oscar nods for Rocky, which won three Academy Awards.||None so far|
|Political Office||None (yet)||The "Governator" of California (2003-2011)|
|Humble Film Beginnings||An uncredited role as a wedding guest in the 1970 film Lovers and Other Strangers||Starred as the titular hero in Hercules in New York (1969), in which his voice was dubbed. A later DVD release includes his originally discarded voicetrack.|
|"Yo, Adrian!" (Rocky series)||"I'll be back." (Terminator series)|
|Rocky (six films) and Rambo (four films and a TV series planned)||The Terminator (appeared in three films, with a fourth appearance planned)|
|Number of Films|
|Eight, including four Rocky films. He also wrote Rocky and co-wrote The Expendables 2.||None|