Sylvester Stallone, 76, flaunts his 'wrinkle-free' look during promotion of ‘Tulsa King’

'I always had this fantasy growing up that I wanted to be a tough guy,' said the 76-year-old star, who plays a gangster in 'Tulsa King'

Sylvester Stallone, 76, flaunts his 'wrinkle-free' look during promotion of ‘Tulsa King’
Sylvester Stallone (L) looked quite different from his usual self (R) during ‘Studio 10’ interview (Twitter/@Studio10au and Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
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It seems Sylvester Stallone has discovered the technique to maintain his youth as he was seen sporting wrinkle-free skin while promoting his new crime drama series, ‘Tulsa King’. The 76-year-old star appeared on Australian television show ‘Studio 10’ on Tuesday, November 15, when there was reportedly no sign of fine lines on his face.

The new fresh-faced and dashing look of Stallone was nowhere related to his recently shared pictures and videos on social media, where he was seen owning his old age skin gracefully. Meanwhile, according to reports, the Hollywood veteran is playing gangster Dwight ‘The General’ Manfredi in ‘Tulsa King’. The first episode of the series was released on November 13 on Paramount+.

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As per IMDb, the story of the crime drama goes like this: “Following his release from prison, mafia capo Dwight ‘The General’ Manfredi is exiled to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he builds a new criminal empire with a group of unlikely characters.” Stallone is reportedly quite happy with his character as he revealed, “I always had this fantasy growing up that I wanted to be a tough guy... I got a phone call at 2am asking if I want to play a gangster. I said, ‘I'm in,’ and that's how it happened.”

This comes after ‘The Expendables’ star had sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss his “career, regrets, and feuds”. When he was asked about his opinion on his ‘Tulsa King’ character having sex with a young woman, who in the series ran off after knowing the mafia capo was 75, Stallone reportedly replied: “I kind of felt kind of how I played it. Like, I’m almost apologizing — I’m sorry. I didn’t know. It crept on me that fast. I’m the oldest guy on the show’s set. I could be some of these people’s grandfather. So [the scene] was quite flattering and also quite depressing.”

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However, reflecting on his age and maturity, he noted, “I feel very immature. I’ve always been averse to the quote ‘Act your age.’ Or ‘Age gracefully.’ How do you age gracefully? There’s nothing graceful about you. The older I get, the more I try to embrace my inner kid." “The only way I really feel my age is because I’ve had so many injuries. I’ve had five back operations, three neck fusions, both shoulders done, knees, ankles, fist — you name it. It’s been more than 25 times that I’ve been put out. So that I feel. But after I warm up, I feel really good. I don’t run out of gas," he added.

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Elsewhere in the interview, Stallone spoke about the usage of guns in movies and series as “now productions are moving to Airsoft and CG in the wake of the Rust tragedy”. The father-of-five agreed with the new move as he added: “No one has shot more blanks than me. On Rambo IV, I wanted to show what a .50-caliber could do to a human being. We took a dummy and filled it with 200 pounds of beef.

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“I thought, ‘When I fire, it will knock the dummy over.’ There were no bullets in the gun. It was just the force of the compression in the shell. But it turned the dummy into mist. It blew it apart. Then I turned the .50-caliber to a row of bamboo trees and it literally cut them in half. This is without bullets!”

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