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12 Glorious facts about Rocky which will Immensely Inspire you.

Whenever you feel low and wanna bounce back, what do you do?

I turn towards Rocky Balboa(Sylvester Stallone). I have watched Rocky hundreds of times and it still inspires action in me. Rocky Balboa is one of the most motivating character in the history of cinema. Rocky, a struggling boxer gets one chance of glory and he nails it. Sylvester Stallone who played the main lead in the movie lived Rocky's life in reel as well as real life.

It is one of those movies where an underdog rises and beats all odds. Similar to his character Rocky, Stallone struggled immensely in his life too. He wanted to direct Rocky by himself along with acting in it and convincing a producer for that is one hell of a task. You may be knowing this already, but there are many crazy, inspiring things about Rocky which you still don't know.

12 Glorious facts about Rocky which will Immensely Inspire you.

12 Glorious facts about Rocky which will Immensely Inspire you.

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Stallone wrote the draft of story in 3 days which was edited many times before it became perfect.

Stallone wrote the draft of story in 3 days which was edited many times before it became perfect.

Rocky's dog Butkus was dog of Sylvester Stallone in real life.

Rocky's dog Butkus was dog of Sylvester Stallone in real life.

The producers of Rocky had no plans to cast Sylvester as the lead, but he did not sold the script. At last, the producers agreed for $1 million with an agreement that Stallone would be the lead.

The producers of Rocky had no plans to cast Sylvester as the lead, but he did not sold the script. At last, the producers agreed for $1 million with an agreement that Stallone would be the lead.

The two scenes in which rocky runs up the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum , in one he couldn't reach on the top, on other he reaches were shot in gap of 2 hours.

The two scenes in which rocky runs up the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum , in one he couldn't reach on the top, on other he reaches were shot in gap of 2 hours.

Stallone was inspired to write the movie after watching the fight between Chuck Wepner and Muhammad Ali on 24th March, 1975. Chuck Wepner fought till 15th round.

Stallone was inspired to write the movie after watching the fight between Chuck Wepner and Muhammad Ali on 24th March, 1975. Chuck Wepner fought till 15th round.

In the meat locker scene, Rocky punched carcasses so hard that he permanently flattened his knuckles.

In the meat locker scene, Rocky punched carcasses so hard that he permanently flattened his knuckles.

Earlier drafts of Rocky was different, Mickey was depicted as racist and Rocky gives up in last round of the game.

Earlier drafts of Rocky was different, Mickey was depicted as racist and Rocky gives up in last round of the game.

Burgess Meredith got the role of Rocky's trainer because all the Actors Stallone approached were not happy to do an audition for the role.

Burgess Meredith got the role of Rocky's trainer because all the Actors Stallone approached were not happy to do an audition for the role.

Rocky's budget was $ 1,075,000, movie went to earn $225 million around the globe.

Rocky's budget was $ 1,075,000, movie went to earn $225 million around the globe.

Carl Weathers once told that the budget was so low that he and Burgess Meredith have to share a tiny dressing room.

Carl Weathers once told that the budget was so low that he and Burgess Meredith have to share a tiny dressing room.

The budget didn't allowed for a large crowd for the final round of the boxing match, hence the stock footage of sporting events was used.

The budget didn't allowed for a large crowd for the final round of the boxing match, hence the stock footage of sporting events was used.

Several members of Stallone's family also acted in the movie, his dad acted as the man who rang the bell in the match, his brother became street singer and his first wife Sasha was productions still photographer..

Several members of Stallone's family also acted in the movie, his dad acted as the man who rang the bell in the match, his brother became street singer and his first wife Sasha was productions still photographer..

Rocky was the first ever sports movie to win an academy award for best picture.

Rocky was the first ever sports movie to win an academy award for best picture.

Stallone's dream came true when he met Muhammad Ali at the Oscar ceremony.

Stallone's dream came true when he met Muhammad Ali at the Oscar ceremony.

Rocky motivates me everytime when i feel low, does it motivates you too? Feel free to share.

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