When you think about creativity, Stallone may not be the first (or 98th) name that comes to mind. But when you consider his career more thoroughly, his creativity is truly amazing.
From Rocky, to Rambo, to The Expendables, he has created a new and appealing version of himself over and over, while always staying true to his essence. And he’s been doing it for thirty-plus years.
So when I came across the advice he has given Ronda Rousey, an Ultimate Fighter Champion who is appearing, with little previous acting experience, in The Expendables 3, I discovered one reason for his longevity:; his creative philosophy.
According to this article in the Wall Street Journal, he said, “Don’t be afraid to go over the top, because it’s easier to scale it down than to rev it up.”
No editorial comment necessary.
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