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Face-Off: Sylvester Stallone vs. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Aug. 16, 2012by: Paul Huffman
Last weeks Face Off saw two super spies in good ol 007 James Bond and Jason Bourne go head to head, with the suave spy of old taking an impressive victory.

This week is a week to be celebrated, this week we get the sequel to the film that brought the action film back to where it should be, with The Expendables. So who better to pay tribute to this week than two of the top dogs that were at the front lines of the old school we all love so dearly in the ultimate match between Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger? Who is your favorite? Who left the bigger mark on you as you were watching their films back in the day? Great arguments can be made for both men. Let's discuss!
Memorable Characters
Rocky Balboa. John Rambo. Cobra Cobretti. Lincoln Hawk. Judge Dredd. John Spartan. Last but not least the most recent Barney Ross.

Sly Stallone has provided us with many heroes to root for over the years, most of them with a bit more edge than his Austrian/American counterpart. In the beginning of his career, Sly's claim to fame was the perfect underdog to root for that spawned a huge franchise with a boxer that I loved seeing triumph in and out of the ring. Was even robbed of an award in my opinion for his performance in the latest Rocky installment. Of course who can forget John Rambo and a personal favorite of mine for Sly as John Spartan in Demolition Man. I want a sequel that sees the man mastering the three seashells.
The Terminator. Conan. John Matrix. Dutch Schaeffer. Doug Quaid. Harry Tasker. Jack Slater. Yes, even Mr. Freeze because the man took the role and ran with it. Respect.

The obvious role to note for Arnie is his turn as The Terminator, to the menacing villain in the first film, to the hero in the sequel. Many a childhood memories I can attribute to that damn cybernetic organism that captured my heart and my imagination, my mother better have kept that toy rifle. Arnold has less franchises under his belt to speak of but has provided us with plenty of ass-kicking protagonists that have left their mark with a single film. That's talent no matter how you slice it.
Quotables
Kill Skill
Obviously Sly Stallone has an edge here just with the Rambo films alone, seeing the man off his villains was always a beautiful thing to see and he didn't shy away from brutality when the situation called for it. He is good with fists, feet, knives, and guns (modern day and futuristic). On a ranking I saw recently on the AMC website Sly Stallone had a kill count of 98, just behind Arnie's count of 101. However, this was before Expendables came a long and knocked us all on our asses. Not only does Sly kill with great skill, he packs it with intensity that is unmatched even by the former Governator.
The Terminator, Commando, Predator...these films are where our man Arnold really shined in his ability to raise some hell. So much so that I question the parental maturity of letting your toddler son watch Terminator 2 at least twice a day for years. But I've become a better man for it. Arnie may not be as diverse in his throw down skills as Sly per se, but he has always made up for it in menace and letting his physique do the talking. Play to your strengths. I look forward to seeing how he disposes of the opposition in this latter phase of his career. Bring on Last Stand.
Overall
Sylvester Stallone has more range in his career than I think is normally talked about. He epitomizes everything an action star should be, while at the same time giving us some dramatic performances that can not be counted out. In the middle of blowing shit up, shooting shit up, and beating shit up his characters have made time for some of the most intense and inspirational lines ever spoken in any film let alone an action film. He's given action fans many moments to remember, and inspirational underdogs with philosophies about life to live by. It's been a treat to look back at the beginning of his career and see it transition into what he has become today. And it's not over.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has provided me with more fond memories than I can count, and has made an impact on the genre left untouched by anyone. After making his mark on the action genre he employed some range by giving some family fare a shot, some were hits and some were misses. Even when Arnie hit us with a dud, he managed to stay entertaining. You know you've marked your status as a legend when an audience geeks out on every small cameo that features your face, CGI or not. Now that Arnold is done with his political career and finding his way back into the game, well...to say it's a good time to be an action film is understatement of the year. Indeed, he is back!
Sylvester Stallone
This mans two cents is in, both these men have become legends of the genre but my vote has swung this way simply because I believe in all these Sly Stallone has found a way to transcend the action genre in a bit of a better manner than Arnold has tried to in the past. In the past couple years Stallone has come back and shown love and respect to franchises that have made him famous, and continues to pour effort into making more classics. What is the best aspect of both of these legends careers? Neither of them has reached their last round. If you have an idea that you'd like to see in a future FACE OFF column, feel free to shoot an email to me at paulhuffman@joblo.com with your ideas and some ideas for the critique to base your ideas off. Thank you and in the meantime...

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5:02PM on 08/17/2012

Sly is just more well rounded

I mean, come on - he wrote Rocky. He's directed films. He proved in Copland that he could actually act in a dramatic performance. Arnold has never actually put in a heavy dramatic performance. I appreciate Arnold for the space he occupies, and as an 80's action juggernaut I prefer him Stallone, but he just has a much more narrow range than Sly, and his cinema accomplishments are pretty much limited to producing and starring in films action films and a couple of comedies. (That said, Sly's worst
I mean, come on - he wrote Rocky. He's directed films. He proved in Copland that he could actually act in a dramatic performance. Arnold has never actually put in a heavy dramatic performance. I appreciate Arnold for the space he occupies, and as an 80's action juggernaut I prefer him Stallone, but he just has a much more narrow range than Sly, and his cinema accomplishments are pretty much limited to producing and starring in films action films and a couple of comedies. (That said, Sly's worst movies are much worse than Arnold's.)
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5:21PM on 08/17/2012
Did you see The 6th day?? lol
Did you see The 6th day?? lol
7:51AM on 08/17/2012
I've always been more of a Schwarzenegger fan. While Stallone may have more iconic characters to his name, he's also beaten them to death: 6 Rocky movies, 4 Rambo. Arnold's more of an icon that Sly as well, thanks to his one iconic character - the Terminator.

I'll go with Arnold.
I've always been more of a Schwarzenegger fan. While Stallone may have more iconic characters to his name, he's also beaten them to death: 6 Rocky movies, 4 Rambo. Arnold's more of an icon that Sly as well, thanks to his one iconic character - the Terminator.

I'll go with Arnold.
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2:43AM on 08/17/2012
Ahhh, no, gotta be Arnold for me. Just the size of the guy alone, but also the presence. Don't get me wrong, Stallone is almost his equal, but Schwarzenegger has the kind of presence that you sit up and pay attention to. While Stallone has a similar presence, it's not quite the same. Arnold is the guy that many consider the epitome of an action hero. How many times has his Austrian accent been used as a parody of action heroes. Stallone's very close, but Schwarzenegger in his prime was the
Ahhh, no, gotta be Arnold for me. Just the size of the guy alone, but also the presence. Don't get me wrong, Stallone is almost his equal, but Schwarzenegger has the kind of presence that you sit up and pay attention to. While Stallone has a similar presence, it's not quite the same. Arnold is the guy that many consider the epitome of an action hero. How many times has his Austrian accent been used as a parody of action heroes. Stallone's very close, but Schwarzenegger in his prime was the epitome of an action hero.
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10:28PM on 08/16/2012

Sly

slight edge
slight edge
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8:13PM on 08/16/2012

Yes!

Since I was a young boy and watch every movie of this 2 legens I always thought that Sly's films were better, except from those Arnold/James Cameron colaborations. In 80s performances I prefer any Rambo than Commando or Predator. and I prefer Cobra or Tango & Cash than Raw deal or Red heat. Sly's comedies were bad, but Arnold's only good one was Kindergarden cop (and he did more comedies than Sly). Even in the 90s I prefer Sly, Cliffhanger is one the best action movies for this era (probably
Since I was a young boy and watch every movie of this 2 legens I always thought that Sly's films were better, except from those Arnold/James Cameron colaborations. In 80s performances I prefer any Rambo than Commando or Predator. and I prefer Cobra or Tango & Cash than Raw deal or Red heat. Sly's comedies were bad, but Arnold's only good one was Kindergarden cop (and he did more comedies than Sly). Even in the 90s I prefer Sly, Cliffhanger is one the best action movies for this era (probably his best movie in my opinion), and Demolition man and Assasins are very good movies (but undertated ones). I also enjoyed Sly more serious performances like Cop land or Shade. Driven, D-Tox, Spykids and Get Carter were bad, but Arnold flicks from this time (Collateral damage, The 6th day) was crap too! I love the Terminator franchise, and enjoy True Lies very much (I also liked End of days, I admit), but in the face-off Sly wins in my count. Arnold better stuff are his sci fi flicks (Terminator, Total recall) but Sly is the real action star. Anyway both are great, and I canīt wait to see Ex2 tomorrow, and The tomb next year.
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6:32PM on 08/16/2012

Sly Overall

If your talking just Action then I would have to go with Arnold, but overall Sly is the better actor, plus he writes and directs. Over all, its Stallone
If your talking just Action then I would have to go with Arnold, but overall Sly is the better actor, plus he writes and directs. Over all, its Stallone
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4:53PM on 08/16/2012

I love 'em both...

But Arnold is the undisputed King. Even Stallone knows it.
But Arnold is the undisputed King. Even Stallone knows it.
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3:50PM on 08/16/2012

Arnold!!!!!!!!!!!

I love Stallone but Arnold is the man. the Terminators, Conans, Predator, Total Recall, the Running Man, Commando, True Lies and Red Heat over the Rockys, the Rambos, Tango and Cash, Cobra, Nighthawk, Demolition Man, Judge Dredd and Over the Top any day for me. Good face off though glad they are finally doing movies together.
I love Stallone but Arnold is the man. the Terminators, Conans, Predator, Total Recall, the Running Man, Commando, True Lies and Red Heat over the Rockys, the Rambos, Tango and Cash, Cobra, Nighthawk, Demolition Man, Judge Dredd and Over the Top any day for me. Good face off though glad they are finally doing movies together.
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2:45PM on 08/16/2012
I gotta agree with everybody saying Arnold should have taken this. I love both of these guys, but Arnold will always have a special place in my heart and has a better overall catalogue of movies in my opinion.
I gotta agree with everybody saying Arnold should have taken this. I love both of these guys, but Arnold will always have a special place in my heart and has a better overall catalogue of movies in my opinion.
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2:01PM on 08/16/2012

Sylvester Stallone.

If Arnold didn't go off being a Governor for those years and made movies instead, he'd probably be the winner here in my mind. I will take Slyvester Stallone though. Most of Sly's movies were not only action-packed, but pulled the strings of many hearts out there. There was always an emotional side to his movies. If you would have asked me this question 10 years ago when I was 14, I would have said Arnold, because he is such a unique character. The older you get, the more you appreciate
If Arnold didn't go off being a Governor for those years and made movies instead, he'd probably be the winner here in my mind. I will take Slyvester Stallone though. Most of Sly's movies were not only action-packed, but pulled the strings of many hearts out there. There was always an emotional side to his movies. If you would have asked me this question 10 years ago when I was 14, I would have said Arnold, because he is such a unique character. The older you get, the more you appreciate Sylvester Stallone though.
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2:06PM on 08/16/2012
Not to mention him rejuvenating every action star's careers right now!

Not to mention the Academy award either, I love them both, but theres more to Sly then there was Arnold.
Not to mention him rejuvenating every action star's careers right now!

Not to mention the Academy award either, I love them both, but theres more to Sly then there was Arnold.
1:51PM on 08/16/2012

NAHHH!

ITS ARNOLD!!
ITS ARNOLD!!
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12:36PM on 08/16/2012

Its Over all that gives Sly the win

Im a huge Sly fan, the man can do no wrong in my mind!

That aside, i don't think this judgement is far off at all. I was actually anticipating it being a tie, but the overall category is what really solidifies Sly as the winner. Theres a lot more depth to Sly's characters, as well as the aspect of work that he has done overall. Sly's success has been his own, he's written, directed, produced, and stared in a franchise's he's created . Where Arnold not so much at all, he was casted for the
Im a huge Sly fan, the man can do no wrong in my mind!

That aside, i don't think this judgement is far off at all. I was actually anticipating it being a tie, but the overall category is what really solidifies Sly as the winner. Theres a lot more depth to Sly's characters, as well as the aspect of work that he has done overall. Sly's success has been his own, he's written, directed, produced, and stared in a franchise's he's created . Where Arnold not so much at all, he was casted for the Terminator, and Conan, and has never picked up the directors chair.
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12:33PM on 08/16/2012

WHA????!!!!

No way. Arnold is the man!
No way. Arnold is the man!
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11:04AM on 08/16/2012
Arnold is the best! I mean, okay, I grew up with Arnold's stuff (I was a kid in the nineties, so I'll even admit to having been a fan of some of his more... embarrassing films), so there may be a bit of bias. But when it comes right down to it, you just can't beat the Terminator--not to mention Conan, John Matrix, and Doug Quaid!. Arnold is my favorite action star of all time. Sly is close, but I don't enjoy his films as much. Both are great, but Arnold has the edge.
Arnold is the best! I mean, okay, I grew up with Arnold's stuff (I was a kid in the nineties, so I'll even admit to having been a fan of some of his more... embarrassing films), so there may be a bit of bias. But when it comes right down to it, you just can't beat the Terminator--not to mention Conan, John Matrix, and Doug Quaid!. Arnold is my favorite action star of all time. Sly is close, but I don't enjoy his films as much. Both are great, but Arnold has the edge.
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11:05AM on 08/16/2012
I will say that Stallone is a better actor, though. Rocky and the ending of First Blood really show off his skill. He's no Brando, but he's got some talent there. Arnold doesn't have quite as much range.
I will say that Stallone is a better actor, though. Rocky and the ending of First Blood really show off his skill. He's no Brando, but he's got some talent there. Arnold doesn't have quite as much range.
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11:03AM on 08/16/2012

It's Arnold!

No disrespect for what Stallone has done in his career, but I've always been a fan of Arnold the movie star.
No disrespect for what Stallone has done in his career, but I've always been a fan of Arnold the movie star.
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10:45AM on 08/16/2012
The shit is this!?
The shit is this!?
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10:10AM on 08/16/2012

It depends...

It largely depends on the era you're talking about.

Arnold clearly has the better films in the period between Conan and T2, but Sly has the better films in the modern era from Assassins forward.
It largely depends on the era you're talking about.

Arnold clearly has the better films in the period between Conan and T2, but Sly has the better films in the modern era from Assassins forward.
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10:07AM on 08/16/2012
Disagree with this. Arnold would win every time for me.
Disagree with this. Arnold would win every time for me.
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9:11AM on 08/16/2012

Arnold's the Greatest

Arnold's the best action start for our generation hands down. Nobody was able to hold his thrown while he was in office and now that he's out, people like Stallone are trying to get him in their movies to beef the action up. That's proof right there that he's the king. Also, name me Stallone movies that are as good as these: Terminator, Terminator 2, True Lies, Total Recall, Predator. You can't, most of his movies (like a lot of Arnold's, suck. ) Except of course for Rocky, Rocky Balboa
Arnold's the best action start for our generation hands down. Nobody was able to hold his thrown while he was in office and now that he's out, people like Stallone are trying to get him in their movies to beef the action up. That's proof right there that he's the king. Also, name me Stallone movies that are as good as these: Terminator, Terminator 2, True Lies, Total Recall, Predator. You can't, most of his movies (like a lot of Arnold's, suck. ) Except of course for Rocky, Rocky Balboa and Rambo.
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9:12AM on 08/16/2012
I do enjoy Rocky, Rocky Balboa and Rambo, but Arnold's better films are much "better" in my opinion.
I do enjoy Rocky, Rocky Balboa and Rambo, but Arnold's better films are much "better" in my opinion.
8:50AM on 08/16/2012
Sorry it's a tie, ya can't pick one movie icon over the other. Rock & Rambo VS The Terminator, Quaid, Kimble, Conan, nope ya just can't choose one. Too much badassery (if thats a word)
Sorry it's a tie, ya can't pick one movie icon over the other. Rock & Rambo VS The Terminator, Quaid, Kimble, Conan, nope ya just can't choose one. Too much badassery (if thats a word)
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8:14AM on 08/16/2012

Sly for this guy

Don't get me wrong, I love both but I have always enjoyed Sylvester Stallone just a tiny bit more than Arnold due to movies like, Tango and Cash, Cop Land, Lock Up, the entire Rocky saga, and Rambo. However, Arnold is in some classics (for me) too. Terminator 2, Total Recall, True Lies, and Predator....DAMN, this is hard!! hahaha
Don't get me wrong, I love both but I have always enjoyed Sylvester Stallone just a tiny bit more than Arnold due to movies like, Tango and Cash, Cop Land, Lock Up, the entire Rocky saga, and Rambo. However, Arnold is in some classics (for me) too. Terminator 2, Total Recall, True Lies, and Predator....DAMN, this is hard!! hahaha
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7:55AM on 08/16/2012

TIE

measured up side by side, they are about equals
measured up side by side, they are about equals
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7:41AM on 08/16/2012

Schwarzenegger

I had to google Lincoln Hawk by the way.
I had to google Lincoln Hawk by the way.
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7:37AM on 08/16/2012
Although Arnold is my favorite, my vote goes to Sly. In terms of badass-ness, Sly has more "badass" roles such as Cobra, John "The Demolition Man" Spartan, superb assassin in Assassins and his role as a suave demolition expert in The Specialist. So Sly it is.
Although Arnold is my favorite, my vote goes to Sly. In terms of badass-ness, Sly has more "badass" roles such as Cobra, John "The Demolition Man" Spartan, superb assassin in Assassins and his role as a suave demolition expert in The Specialist. So Sly it is.
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6:35AM on 08/16/2012

Right?

WRONG.
WRONG.
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6:15AM on 08/16/2012

Arnie

i like Arnold more, even though i love them both.Arnold has more friendly screen presence.most importantly,Arnie is good at comedy when compared to Sly.both of them are not so good at acting,but they hav powerful screen presence.Arnold did great job as villain in Terminator.he also did family comedies,fairy tale action films like Conan and sci-fi also.other than Rocky and Rambo,i cant remember other films of Sly.but sly is more creative person as he does screenwriting and direction.i respect
i like Arnold more, even though i love them both.Arnold has more friendly screen presence.most importantly,Arnie is good at comedy when compared to Sly.both of them are not so good at acting,but they hav powerful screen presence.Arnold did great job as villain in Terminator.he also did family comedies,fairy tale action films like Conan and sci-fi also.other than Rocky and Rambo,i cant remember other films of Sly.but sly is more creative person as he does screenwriting and direction.i respect him for that
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5:37AM on 08/16/2012

Arnold

I'll give you that Sly was a better actor (emphasis on was) but Arnold simply played in much better movies and even though he's not a versitale actor he really played to his strength and by this I mean his dominating physique and he knew his limitations (most of the time) so it actually makes him a good actor. Plus he played in what some would argue is THE BEST action movie of all-time - Terminator 2. And others would argue that the best action movie of all-time is Predator. Don't get me
I'll give you that Sly was a better actor (emphasis on was) but Arnold simply played in much better movies and even though he's not a versitale actor he really played to his strength and by this I mean his dominating physique and he knew his limitations (most of the time) so it actually makes him a good actor. Plus he played in what some would argue is THE BEST action movie of all-time - Terminator 2. And others would argue that the best action movie of all-time is Predator. Don't get me wrong, First Blood is a great movie, Rocky is even better but this is where Sly's great movies end, while Arnie still has Total Recall, Terminator and Conan. Plus there is no contest in the one-liner department
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3:54AM on 08/16/2012
Both are fun and easy to impersonate, but I give this to Arnold, being able to make one of the greatest villains and the greatest hero with the same character says a lot
Both are fun and easy to impersonate, but I give this to Arnold, being able to make one of the greatest villains and the greatest hero with the same character says a lot
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3:44AM on 08/16/2012

Stop embarrassing yourself Jo blo

Stallone 2 iconic roles, rocky and Rambo. Arnie has had so many more. Terminator, predator, Conan, true lies, total recall, just to name a few. The fact he's also shown some pretty great comedic timing also (twins, kindergarten cop) which puts him way ahead of sly in my opinion.
Stallone 2 iconic roles, rocky and Rambo. Arnie has had so many more. Terminator, predator, Conan, true lies, total recall, just to name a few. The fact he's also shown some pretty great comedic timing also (twins, kindergarten cop) which puts him way ahead of sly in my opinion.
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3:43AM on 08/16/2012
Yes Stallone all the way.
It was Rocky that inspired me to take up boxing which led me to Martial Arts. And Rambo is responsible for me buying my first set of dumbbells.
I only recently retired from competitive Tae Kwon Do and I still compete in amateur bodybuilding.

Thank you Mr.Stallone.
Yes Stallone all the way.
It was Rocky that inspired me to take up boxing which led me to Martial Arts. And Rambo is responsible for me buying my first set of dumbbells.
I only recently retired from competitive Tae Kwon Do and I still compete in amateur bodybuilding.

Thank you Mr.Stallone.
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2:14PM on 08/17/2012
It is an awesome film.
It is an awesome film.
6:14AM on 08/17/2012
It is.
To this day it is my all time favorite action film, hands down.
It is.
To this day it is my all time favorite action film, hands down.
8:50PM on 08/16/2012
Is your name from Die Hard?
Is your name from Die Hard?
4:19AM on 08/16/2012
I didn't know what age you were when you took up boxing, so OK.
I didn't know what age you were when you took up boxing, so OK.
4:09AM on 08/16/2012
Not really, boxing training for the beginner consists mainly of learning how to hit the heavy, speed and the double bags properly, Combined with cardio exercises (jogging, skipping) and sparring.
Pre-teens should never lift weights, it can have adverse effects on their growing bones.
Not really, boxing training for the beginner consists mainly of learning how to hit the heavy, speed and the double bags properly, Combined with cardio exercises (jogging, skipping) and sparring.
Pre-teens should never lift weights, it can have adverse effects on their growing bones.
3:51AM on 08/16/2012
Wouldn't watching Rocky be responsible for you buying your first set of dumbbells?....After all, you do need to build muscle if you're gong to be a boxer.
Wouldn't watching Rocky be responsible for you buying your first set of dumbbells?....After all, you do need to build muscle if you're gong to be a boxer.
2:58AM on 08/16/2012

Dude....No way in hell does Stallone beat Arnold.

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2:27AM on 08/16/2012
Easily Arnold. He's got far more charisma, does much better with one-liners, and has starred in far superior action films.
Easily Arnold. He's got far more charisma, does much better with one-liners, and has starred in far superior action films.
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2:12AM on 08/16/2012
We're talking old school here. Arnold had a much better collection of action films. Terminator, T2, Commando, Predator, True Lies, Red Heat, Total Recall and the Conan movies. Stallone gaves us a bunch of boxing movies and 3 Rambo films, which are average films at best. Cobra was crap, The Specialist was shit. Cliffhanger was decent as well as Lockup. Tango and Cash was pretty damn good, but he had Kurt Russell to help him out in that one. I just always preferred Ahnold over Sly any day.
We're talking old school here. Arnold had a much better collection of action films. Terminator, T2, Commando, Predator, True Lies, Red Heat, Total Recall and the Conan movies. Stallone gaves us a bunch of boxing movies and 3 Rambo films, which are average films at best. Cobra was crap, The Specialist was shit. Cliffhanger was decent as well as Lockup. Tango and Cash was pretty damn good, but he had Kurt Russell to help him out in that one. I just always preferred Ahnold over Sly any day.
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1:48AM on 08/16/2012
Arnold has more box office draw - more charisma and is more likeable overall. Love Stallone, but Shatzi has more "IT" about him and did not need franchises to make his mark. Is Stallone wrong for milking his franchises? No, but aside from those he did not do much that was worthwhile really - back in the day. Cliffhanger and Demo Man were the only good action films - Cop Land the only good non action film. Tango was ok but really - the rest were not very good. Arnold had some duds sure but
Arnold has more box office draw - more charisma and is more likeable overall. Love Stallone, but Shatzi has more "IT" about him and did not need franchises to make his mark. Is Stallone wrong for milking his franchises? No, but aside from those he did not do much that was worthwhile really - back in the day. Cliffhanger and Demo Man were the only good action films - Cop Land the only good non action film. Tango was ok but really - the rest were not very good. Arnold had some duds sure but he had better standalone films.
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1:23AM on 08/16/2012
Its really hard to say...Sly is definitely the better dramatic actor but Arnold was such an icon when I was young its hard for me not to be biased towards Arnold. In recent years, though, Sly has totally won me over with ROCKY BALBOA and JOHN RAMBO (RAMBO 4). Those two films showed me that hes a polished actor, director, writer, and all-around very talented at his older age. I appreciated RAMBO 4.

That said, Arnold is still my favorite for some reason. I just love the dude. Never been an
Its really hard to say...Sly is definitely the better dramatic actor but Arnold was such an icon when I was young its hard for me not to be biased towards Arnold. In recent years, though, Sly has totally won me over with ROCKY BALBOA and JOHN RAMBO (RAMBO 4). Those two films showed me that hes a polished actor, director, writer, and all-around very talented at his older age. I appreciated RAMBO 4.

That said, Arnold is still my favorite for some reason. I just love the dude. Never been an action star like him and there probably never will be.

I'll go with a tie.
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