Sly Stallone is known for his tough guy image in the movies Rocky, Rambo, and even the recent Expendables. Though his roles, especially Rocky, have sometimes shown a softer side. Sly grew up in the church, but as his career moved forward he left. He began attending church again in the 2000s, and it became a large, somewhat shocking, part of his role in the latest Rambo film. In the film the atheist Rambo is tasked with escorting Christian through a hostile territory so that they can bring their faith, and their medicine, to the natives. The character is influenced by their faith, which may be an action movie plot, but seems to nail Stallone’s own faith journey pretty squarely. An action movie about attending church? Sure!
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