Sylvester Stallone Turns into "Sly-enstein" in The Expendables Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
08.04.10 by Ryan
Writer-director Sylvester Stallone admitted in January that he suffered a fractured neck while shooting the upcoming The Expendables, even offering up x-rays as proof to those who thought Stallone was inventing the injury. Stallone recently spoke to Extra about the fight scene with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, and how the result gave the Italian Stallion a new nickname.
About 95 per cent of the stunts my character performs in the movie is me. We had one accident and afterwards the instructor said if it happened again I could have been left quadriplegic. My neck has now been rebuilt. I’ve got cadaver bones in there, steel bolts, you name it. I’m like Slyenstein.
To further illustrate Stallone's injury, Lionsgate has released a behind-the-scenes featurette which shows Stallone and Austin battling, as well as Stallone's doctor revealing the extent of the injury.