awards & nominations

Creed (2015)

Sylvester Stallone as "Rocky Balboa"

Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father, boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died before Adonis was born. However, boxing is in his blood, so he seeks out Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and asks the retired champ to be his trainer. Rocky sees much of Apollo in Adonis, and agrees to mentor him, even as he battles an opponent deadlier than any in the ring. With Rocky's help, Adonis soon gets a title shot, but whether he has the true heart of a fighter remains to be seen.

Academy Award (2015)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2015)WonBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Rocky (1976)

Sylvester Stallone as "Rocky Balboa"

Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia, is arbitrarily chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), when the undefeated fighter's scheduled opponent is injured. While training with feisty former bantamweight contender Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith), Rocky tentatively begins a relationship with Adrian (Talia Shire), the wallflower sister of his meat-packer pal Paulie (Burt Young).

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977)NominatedActor
Academy Award (1976)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1976)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama