- 16 Dec 16
The Rocky and Rambo star has reportedly been offered a key role in the arts ahead of The Donald's inauguration in January.
The Daily Mail has reported that none other than A–lister Sylvester Stallone has been courted for the role of Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts by the US President Elect.
If rumours are to believed, then Sly would head an independent agency of the United States federal government that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence.
Long considered a supporter of the Republican Party, having backed John McCain’s presidential run in 2008, Stallone's popular character Rambo was a favourite of former Republican President Ronald Reagan who, according to the LA Times in 1985, “joked that the movie Rambo: First Blood Part II gave him an idea about how to handle a hostage crisis if he is faced with another one.”
Stallone wouldn't be the first of the 80s action legends to land a political career, his Planet Hollywood business partner Arnold Schwarzenegger served as Governor of California and Arnie's Predator co–star, WWE legend Jesse Ventura, was elected Governor of Minnesota in 2009.
Earlier this year Stallone spoke to Vanity Fair about his prospective new employer: “I love Donald Trump,” he said. “He’s a great Dickensian character. You know what I mean? There are certain people like Arnold, Babe Ruth, that are bigger than life. But I don’t know how that translates”—he let out a laugh—“to running the world.”