How The Suicide Squad’s Sylvester Stallone Celebrated Having A Number One Film In Six Straight Decades

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Over the course of his illustrious career, Sylvester Stallone has cranked out a number of box office hits, ranging from Rocky and Cliffhanger to Rambo and The Expandables. The veteran actor has managed to have a number one film at the box office during every one of the past several decades. Now, with the theatrical release of The Suicide Squad (in which he voices King Shark), Stallone can now officially say he’s had a number one film in six different decades. And as you would expect, the actor couldn’t help but celebrate the achievement.

Sylvester Stallone, an avid social media user, took to Instagram to share an article that documented his recent accomplishment. But while the headline was sweet, Stallone’s caption was even better. In celebrating the news, the actor shared some warm words for his fans and the filmmaker behind The Suicide Squad, James Gunn:

Thank you for making me feel like I’m on top of the world. It’s been a great career thanks to all of you! Keep punching, sly. Thank you @jamesgunn

It goes without saying that Sylvester Stallone has accomplished more than a few feats over the years, but one can only imagine how special this one must be for him. You can check out his full post down below:

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Having seen The Suicide Squad, I can say that it’s a strong addition to Sylvester Stallone’s body of work and his sweet box office run. Yet one has to think that Stallone probably didn’t imagine himself voicing a humanoid shark creature in a superhero movie. Despite being a somewhat abnormal character though, King Shark has proved to be a fan-favorite.

James Gunn was quite thoughtful when it came to developing Sylvester Stallone’s carnivorous and lonely character. The writer/director has been candid about the challenges that came with creating the character, even saying that he was harder to create than Rocket Raccoon and Groot. Thankfully, he was able to get a grasp on the classic DC villain and even received help from Stallone while doing so.Thanks, to their efforts, the journey King Shark (or Nanaue) goes on is both humorous and heartfelt. And yes, he has his fair share of violently awesome moments as well.

Sylvester Stallone’s work ethic is matched by few, and he’s currently showing no signs of slowing down. With this, it’s very possible that he could eventually find his way into another number one film in the 2030s. I may be getting a little ahead of myself but, based on his track record, it would be somewhat foolish to be against Stallone now.

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