For more than four decades, Sylvester Stallone has been a huge box office draw playing iconic characters like Rocky Balboa and John Rambo, and the actor has always had a dark hairstyle. But now, the 73-year-old has ditched his signature black head of hair and revealed his natural gray in a new video posted to Instagram and Twitter.
In the five-second video clip, Stallone sits in the back of a car and tells the camera “Keep punching my friends.” In the caption, the Creed star added some more detail to his uplifting message.
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Sometimes I wake up I feel like doing nothing. Just relaxing. Just very true. If anyone says different, they’re lying – it’s human nature. Then you roll over, get a little mad at yourself, and realize to get anywhere you’ve got to make a deposit in the GOAL BANK. So, I’ll go back to my favorite phrase and do it!! #KeepPunching
“Sometimes I wake up I feel like doing nothing. Just relaxing. Just very true. If anyone says different, they’re lying – it’s human nature,” wrote Stallone. “Then you roll over, get a little mad at yourself, and realize to get anywhere you’ve got to make a deposit in the GOAL BANK. So, I’ll go back to my favorite phrase and do it!! #KeepPunching.”
Fans immediately started leaving supportive comments, with one writing that they were proud of Sly for showing off his silver hair. Another added that Stallone should stay true to the gray because it looks good on him.
Even Sly’s brother Frank joined in on the discussion, writing that his brother looked like “the World’s Most Interesting Man.”
According to People Magazine, Stallone is an expert when it comes to hair dye, and he has even colored his daughters’ hair. Stylist Michelle Pugh says that she has worked with Stallone’s daughters – Sistine, Sophia, and Scarlett – and Sly always takes part in the final looks.
Pugh said in 2017 that Stallone’s daughters and wife Jennifer told her that Sly’s dad was a hairdresser, and Stallone trained to be one himself before becoming an actor. When his daughters were young, Stallone colored Sistine and Sophia’s hair blonde, and he recently lightened Scarlett’s hair.
Stallone’s motivational video comes after he posted a tribute to Kobe Bryant. A longtime Laker fan, Stallone has often sat courtside at games in the Staples Center with his three girls. Stallone posted a pic of himself with Kobe and wrote in the caption that the world lost a great mean and a great champion.
Sylvester Stallone added that he feels so bad for Kobe’s family, and the tragedy breaks his heart.