1. Main
  2. Learn
  3. Culture
  4. Cinema, Music

Stallone, Schwarzenegger revive old rivalry in Cannes

Stallone, Schwarzenegger revive old rivalry in Cannes Stallone, Schwarzenegger revive old rivalry in Cannes

One-time rivals Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger grabbed the opportunity of their testosterone-fuelled promotion of "Expendables 3" in Cannes to poke fun at each other in a rollicking press conference, AFP reports.

Sly and former California governor Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford and Wesley Snipes made a spectacular entry in the French Riviera resort on board two tanks mobbed by hundreds of fans.

Stressed-looking French policemen escorted the hulking vehicles down the famed Croisette seaside promenade, pushing away people who jumped in the path of the tanks, seemingly oblivious to the very strong risk of being flattened.

Inside the luxury Carlton hotel where a press conference subsequently took place, similar chaos reigned as eager film buffs, photographers and celebrity spotters struggled to get a glimpse of the all-star -- if ageing -- cast of the third instalment of the successful franchise.

"We are children with arthritis," Stallone, 67, joked in his characteristic deep, slurred voice, sitting next to Schwarzenegger in a room packed full of journalists.

Asked whether one would have liked to have played the role of the other, Stallone responded that he should have been the Terminator -- Schwarzenegger's famous role as a cyborg.

"But a Terminator doesn't have a crooked mouth, crooked eyes nor speak with a slur, so I don't fit. Who would pick a robot to look like me?" he asked.

Schwarzenegger, 66, then joked that he may have wanted Stallone's role in "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot", a widely panned 1992 cop comedy film that has a spectacularly low rating of four percent on movie review site Rotten Tomatoes.

"Didn't you have a baby in a movie?" Stallone retorted to general hilarity, referring to 1994 comedy "Junior" in which Schwarzenegger plays a scientist who gets pregnant -- a film not generally well-rated.

Wading into the famed, intense rivalry that pitted the two musclemen against each other in the 1980s and 1990s, Gibson joked that competition at the time was indeed "stiff".

"I think we can all agree that in 2014 it's not so stiff now," he said, to laughs and surprised gasps.


Nobel prizewinner proposes a new city in KZ
New abnormal snowfalls expected in Kazakhstan
Huge glacier retreat triggered in 1940s
Hyperloop construction begins in Las Vegas
"Moonlight" to top Spirit Awards nominations
Oil prices fall due to investors uncertainty
New dwarf galaxy discovered around Milky Way
Kanat Islam becomes a top ten WBO boxer
World oil prices continue to rise
Kazakhstan expects warming - Kazhydromet
Merkel to seek fourth term as chancellor
Sale of Tintin drawings set to break records
US, EU stocks fall as markets focus on dollar
Pacific leaders urged to defend free trade
EU warns eight nations on budget deficit
Universiade-2017: Athletic Village is ready
Bob Dylan can't make Nobel ceremony
Messi will never leave Barca - club president
Google, Facebook take aim at 'fake' news
Aerosmith announces Europe 'farewell' tour
Putin, Trump to normalise US-Russia ties
At least 10 hurt in southern Turkey blast
6.2 quake hits western Japan
OPEC agrees shock oil output cut
Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Peres dies
Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook
32,000 arrested in Turkey coup probe
Youth to the fore as Milan fashion week opens
Xenophobia threatening peace in eastern Germany
Four-in-10 Japanese are virgins: poll
Sweden re-militarises Baltic island of Gotland
China to launch second space laboratory: Xinhua
More than a billion stars mapped in Milky Way: ESA
Boxing: Golovkin eyes Saunders after stopping Brook
Kazakhstan shifts PM to security chief
Oil prices gain despite rising OPEC supply forecast
US to give Philippines military planes
Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes
Italy quake death toll nears 250
Viral photos add fuel to French burkini debate
18 dead as Italy struck by powerful quake
Japan's first lady visits Pearl Harbor
Pokemon's a no-go on Bangkok's roads
July was Earth's hottest month in modern times
Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights