Rocky Balboa

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You see, fear is a fighter's best friend. You know, but it ain't nothing to be ashamed of. See, fear keeps you sharp, it keeps you awake, you know, it makes you want to survive. You know what I mean? But the thing is, you gotta learn how to control it. All right? 'Cause fear is like this fire, all right? And it's burning deep inside. Now, if you control it, Tommy, it's gonna make you hot. But, you see, if this thing here, it controls you, it's gonna burn you and everything else around you up. That's right, you know?

~ Rocky Balboa

Rocky Balboa is the main character in Rocky (1976), Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982), Rocky IV (1985), Rocky V (1990) and Rocky Balboa (2006) and one of the main characters in Creed (2015). He is portrayed by Sylvester Stallone, who also created the character.

Rocky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 6, 1945, which is one year before Sylvester Stallone's actual birth date.[1]

Rocky runs a fictional Italian restaurant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, called Adrian's,[2] named after his wife Adrian Balboa, who had died years earlier.

References

  1. Sylvester Stallone
  2. In Rocky Balboa