Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone have had a rocky relationship throughout their Hollywood careers. The actors practically used to be out for each other’s throats. But soon their animosity morphed into mutual respect until it slowly bloomed into an unexpected friendship that nobody saw coming but everyone loved.
Now, as their close friend and renowned actor Bruce Willis’ health deteriorates in his battle with dementia, the iconic duo has once again united to support Willis and his family during such tough times.
Old Hollywood Rivals Unite in Times of Need
There has been quite a lot of bloodshed between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone during their early acting careers. From planning elaborate revenge schemes to hurtling a “giant bowl of flowers,” the two had gone to some great lengths to get back at each other, making their mutual hostility clear as day.
But that was all in the past given how the retired professional bodybuilder and Creed star are great friends at present. And as the two join forces to help their old cast mate and close friend Bruce Willis when he needs them the most, Schwarzenegger and Stallone once again prove that there is no greater bond than that of friendship.
Best known for his role as John McClane in 1988’s Die Hard, Willis took a step down from acting back in March 2022 because of a speaking disorder called aphasia which caused difficulties in speech and communication. And just last month his family announced that the now-retired actor has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a condition associated with language and behavior problems.
But though Willis’ health is dishearteningly enough, declining, his friends and family have all joined hands to stand as a unifying source by his side. Even his fellow co-stars, including the former governor of California and Rocky Balboa star, have proffered their support to Willis and his loved ones.
An insider revealed that the once sworn enemies are now “at the front of the line offering to do anything they can, 24/7” along with Jason Statham, yet another one of the Unbreakable star’s Hollywood peers.
The Armageddon actor’s ex-wife, Demi Moore, has reportedly planned to gather Willis, who turned 68 today, along with his daughters and former co-stars to screen all of his old films and shows at his home in Beverly Hills, hoping to spark the actor’s old memories.
“The family hopes that reliving the various experiences he had with his co-stars will keep Bruce’s memory as sharp and stimulated as possible,” the insider remarked. “It may be a Hail Mary pass, but at this stage, they’re willing to try anything to keep Bruce’s memory intact for as long as they can.”
Stallone teamed up with Willis and Statham in The Expendables which the Rocky star also directed. And Stallone, 76, along with Willis then collaborated with Schwarzenegger in the Simon West-helmed sequel.
With his friends and family by his side, Willis will hopefully be in comfort and feel better soon.
Source: Radar Online