Sylvester Stallone is an actor and filmmaker best known for his role as Rocky Balboa in the “Rocky” film series. His strained relationship with Irwin Winkler, the producer of the series, has been the biggest reason for this lack of rights. It is relatively uncommon for the producer to give little to no rights to the actors.
Its Not About the Money
Stallone is not seeking a financial reward for owning the rights to the movie series. He stated that he would love to have the legacy for his family to remember him by. Stallone is disheartened by this battle and has been continuously trying to fight Winkler for what he believes he is entitled to.
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Sylvester Stallone opens up about not owning rights to ‘Rocky’ [New York Post]
Why Sylvester Stallone Doesn’t Have Any ‘Rocky’ Ownership [Yahoo!]