LOS ANGELES - El Rey Network Founder and Chairman Robert Rodriguez sits down with legendary quadruple-threat artist, Sylvester Stallone (Rocky - Rocky V, Rocky Balboa, Rambo, The Expendables) in an all-new episode of "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair," premiering Sunday, November 15 at 8PM ET/PT.
"Sylvester Stallone is truly a Renaissance man. He crafts the story, writes the screenplay, he directs, getting career best performances from his other actors. He not only stars in the movies but also has to maintain a peak physical condition the entire time," said Rodriguez. "What he does is superhuman. For the Director's Chair I had the opportunity to discuss his passion, drive, focus, and expertise in creating these myths and legends he has brought to audiences." "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 8:00pm ET
In the newest installment of "The Director's Chair" the Oscar(R)-nominated actor, director and creator of the Rocky franchise Sylvester Stallone discusses his craft with his Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over director Robert Rodriguez. In addition to his personal inspirations and influences, the two discuss Stallone's iconic career, from his love of painting to how his role in "Death of a Salesman" launched his acting career, to the development of his script for Rocky and what was required to convince the studio to let him play the titular role in the Oscar-winning film - a role responsible for his meteoric rise to stardom. Stallone also reveals how his creative vision has evolved over the years. From his beginnings as an artist to reinventing his boxing technique for Rocky, to his experience with method acting First Blood.?
"El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" is a series of hour-long specials featuring the industry's most cutting edge directors as they engage in a revealing and unexpected exchange about the world of filmmaking. The series provides access to one-on-one interviews between Rodriguez and some of cinema's most iconic filmmakers. Past guests have included John Carpenter, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Mann, George Miller, Guillermo del Toro, Robert Zemeckis and Quentin Tarantino.