“Larger Than Yours”: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Message to Sylvester Stallone in 2019 Left Everyone Red-Faced
Two of the most iconic heroes that took the 80s by the storm were Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. The stars often went head-to-head, with their classic characters on screen and a strong fanbase. Although their friendship now is the most heartwarming bond to witness, Schwarzenegger and Stallone still engage in occasional banter.
In 2019, upon the release of Stallone’s latest installation from the Rambo series, his friend decided to take a dig at him. Schwarzenegger put up a video to support and promote his buddy’s movie, but he added a twist.
Arnold Schwarzenegger compared the size of knives
To set some context to the banter, Stallone had signed and donated a bowie knife to a charity in Cardiff. Schwarzenegger had the honor of visiting and taking a peek at the exclusive item, only to one-up later! In a video posted on the Terminator star’s social media, Schwarzenegger took the liberty to pull his buddy’s leg. So, what did the former bodybuilder do?
Schwarzenegger began by appreciating Stallone for his generous gesture. He also mentioned how he was impressed by the knife the star donated. However, he took a pause before pulling out a bigger weapon from underneath the table! Referring to a popular dialogue and pulling out his own, Schwarzenegger exclaimed, “This is not a knife! This is a knife!”
The star ended up presenting a knife that he used on the sets of his movie, Predator. He then made a cheeky comment that invoked giggles in the background. “This is what we used on Predator. It’s just a little larger than yours”, Schwarzenegger laughed. The video ended with a sweet message for Stallone, congratulating him on his movie—Rambo: Last Blood—and an appeal to his fans to go watch the movie.
Stallone and Schwarzenegger have always had a unique bromance
Although the stars rose to popularity with competing films and banter against one another, Schwarzenegger and Stallone boasted of a bond beyond friendship. To date, the stars’ families have often celebrated festivals together and the icons have collaborated on many occasions. But a particular incident took their bond to the next level.
In 2012, Schwarzenegger had to check himself into the hospital for a minor shoulder problem. This happened after he wrapped up his shoot for The Last Stand and The Expendables 2. Coincidentally, he found Stallone on the bed next to him, for a similar shoulder surgery! The duo set a benchmark in friendship. Despite starting off as rivals, they found common ground and are now support systems for each other. What’s your favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger or Sylvester Stallone movie? Comment down below!