Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro talk about teaming up in ‘Grudge Match’ - News - Star Courier - Kewanee, IL - Kewanee, IL
Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro had only worked on one film together, the 1997 crime drama “Cop Land, in which Stallone played a suburban New Jersey sheriff, and De Niro was a New York Internal Affairs officer. The other significant thing the two actors have in common is that they both played iconic boxers in much-lauded movies. Stallone was, and in some eyes still is Rocky, and De Niro nabbed a Best Actor Oscar for his Jake LaMotta in “Raging Bull.” In the new comedy “Grudge Match,” they play long-retired rival boxers who are convinced to don the trunks and lace up the gloves for one final rematch. Stallone, 67, and De Niro, 70, recently got together in New York to swap a few good-natured jabs at each other and to share some love.