Popular Rocky Myth Gets Squashed by Producer Irwin Winkler

Popular Rocky Myth Gets Squashed by Producer Irwin Winkler
The Rocky series continues to be seen as the ultimate underdog tale, featuring the struggles of small-time boxer Rocky Balboa to become a champion on the world stage. The story of the making of the first Rocky itself has become the stuff of legend, although certain parts of that legend are less truthful than others. The producer of Rocky, Irwin Winkler, busted one such myth during an interview with Yahoo! when he was asked if it was true the script for the movie, written by Sylvester Stallone, was turned down by multiple studios before coming to Winkler.

"That's not correct! He didn't pitch to any other studios. He came in to have a casting meeting with us, and said 'by the way, I'm also a writer'. I was curious, as he didn't seem like a writer from the conversation we'd had, so I said, 'send me a script', which he did.
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