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In the history of pop culture, there is one rivalry that matters most. It’s not Magic vs. Bird. The action rivalry between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone was a hot topic among movie fans in the ’80s & ’90s. And yes, you had to pick one…after all, Sly did.

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Arnold, Stallone notes that he and Schwarzenegger were constantly pitted against each other. “We became incredibly competitive…Like Ali or [Muhammad] frazier, or great warriors who are traveling the same path: There was only one of us.”[Joe] The one? Stallone admits that it’s Arnold. He says, “He was superior.” He had all the answers…he had the body. He had the strength. He was a strong man. Unfortunately, he got there.” He added that the brutality of shooting action movies shifted more in Schwarzenegger’s favor, saying, “I had to get my ass kicked constantly, whereas Arnold, he never got hurt much…And I’m going, ‘Arnold, you could go out and fight a dragon and you’d come back with a Band-Aid.'”Also in the documentary, Arnold Schwarzenegger acknowledged he had to be in top form to overtake Sylvester Stallone at the box office and with fans, saying,

“Every time he came out with a movie like Rambo II, I had to figure out a way of now outdoing that.” But Arnold wouldn’t just try to star in better movies, he would also take advantage of his big screen nemesis by making him headline flops, as he once duped Sly into taking the lead in Stop! Or My Mom Will shoot, Arnold would pretend to be seeking the fame. As Arnold said, “We were competing over everything: the body being ripped and oiled up, who was more vicious?” Who is tougher? Who has the bigger knives? Who uses bigger knives? Sly and I were at war.”As per The Numbers, Stallone and Arnold really aren’t all that far off when it comes to box office haul, with Sly $4.9 billion worldwide and Arnie at $4.5 billion – although Arnold does have highest averages both domestically and internationally.

Who are you going with in the battle of the macho muscle heads: Arnold or Stallone? What is your favourite movie from each of them? Let us know below!

Entertainment - Media News Watch originally published at Entertainment - Media News Watch