Oscar-winning director John G. Avildsen, whose 1976 Rocky shot Sylvester Stallone to instant acclaim and became an ageless classic, has died at the age of 81. His oldest son Anthony informed the L.A. Times that Avildsen died from pancreatic cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
I have always been a fan of the Rocky movies, the first one is a timeless classic.
The second is pretty good, the third is funny, the fourth is preachy, and Rocky 5? We just try to forget about that one.
Sylvester Stallone wants to keep the Rocky legacy going with the latest addition to the saga, 'Creed.'