Sylvester Stallone is writing a tell-all memoir! Rocky actor, 77, will focus on his climb to the top in Hollywood as he drops ‘riveting anecdotes’

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Sylvester Stallone is writing a memoir.

The action star is penning The Steps, which is inspired by his famed Rocky character’s running up the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s stairs in the 1976 film’s  training segment, Page Six shared on Friday.

The book will be like his good pal Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s tome Be Useful, it has been claimed.

The likely page turner is scheduled to hit bookshelves in 2025 from HarperCollins’ imprint William Morrow.

The site added the book had an intense bidding war between publishing houses

‘The Steps will offer readers not only riveting anecdotes from one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, but also invaluable insights and practical wisdom that will inspire and resonate for generations to come,’ a source told the site.

Sylvester Stallone is writing a memoir. The action star is penning The Steps, which is inspired by his famed Rocky character’s running up the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s stairs in the 1976 film’s training segment, Page Six shared on Friday. Seen in 2023

The likely page turner is scheduled to hit bookshelves in 2025 from HarperCollins' imprint William Morrow. The site added the book had an intense bidding war between publishing houses

The likely page turner is scheduled to hit bookshelves in 2025 from HarperCollins’ imprint William Morrow. The site added the book had an intense bidding war between publishing houses

Stallone pictured in Rocky II (1979). 'The Steps will offer readers not only riveting anecdotes from one of Hollywood's biggest stars, but also invaluable insights and practical wisdom that will inspire and resonate for generations to come,' a source told the site

Stallone pictured in Rocky II (1979). ‘The Steps will offer readers not only riveting anecdotes from one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, but also invaluable insights and practical wisdom that will inspire and resonate for generations to come,’ a source told the site

According to the publisher, ‘Sly will delve deep, offering readers an intimate glimpse into his life journey for the very first time. 

‘Since the release of Rocky in 1976, what has unfolded is an extraordinary love affair between Sly and the world, a unique bond that has lasted for over five decades and speaks to Sly’s remarkable ability to uplift and motivate.’

Stallone made the museum’s steps famous playing Rocky Balboa.

A statement about the book also said, ‘The famous 72 steps in Philadelphia featured in the movie Rocky have become symbolic of resilience and determination, and have inspired countless individuals. 

‘This memoir will represent the culmination of decades of reflection since 12-year-old Sly sat on those steps and daydreamed about being a hero.’

It was added: ‘The real story is about facing, embracing, and ultimately overcoming life’s challenges, step by step, and what we find when we do: hope, happiness, prideful humility, joy, and love.’

His other hit films include Rambo, Tango & Cash, The Expendables and Creed.

He is also on the reality TV show The Family Stallone, with his wife, Jennifer Flavin, and daughters, Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet.

Stallone on the famous steps with Tommy Morrison in Rocky V in 1990

Stallone on the famous steps with Tommy Morrison in Rocky V in 1990

Schwarzenegger said 'it became a competition of the body'; pictured in Conan The Barbarian

The two stars are known for iconic action film roles, including Conan the Barbarian and Rocky Balboa; Stallone is pictured in Rocky

Schwarzenegger and Stallone have revealed they used to compete for lowest body fat in their heyday. Stallone told TMZ that at one point he was down to 7 percent body fat while Schwarzenegger was at 10 percent 

This comes after Stallone and Schwarzenegger admitted that they once competed to see who could shed more body fat during their action films heyday.

In a clip obtained by Page Six from the upcoming special, TMZ Presents: Arnold & Sly: Rivals, Friends, Icons, the 76-year-old Terminator star and Sly shared their history of competing over their weight with host Harvey Levin.

The Hollywood legends tried to outdo the other in their action films in other ways, especially during the peak of their career in the 1980s. 

Stallone admitted that back at the height of their popularity he was down to just 7 percent body fat, while Schwarzenegger was at 10 percent.

‘So it became a competition of the body,’ The Jingle All The Way star said.

The two action star were known for playing muscular heroes, like John Rambo and Conan the Barbarian. The former Governor of California was a bodybuilder before making the leap to Hollywood and the Rocky star worked out intensely to prepare for the demands of the role. 

Their on-screen competition went so far as to require them to try to top each other in numbers of slain villains.

‘We ended up kind of like, “Well, you killed 28 people in the movie; I killed 32,”‘ Schwarzenegger said.

‘I got to top that,’ Stallone interjected. 

If Sly ‘killed 80 people’ in a movie, the Arnold had to ‘kill 87.’

While filming Predator, Schwarzenegger requested a gun that was normally mounted on a tank or a helicopter; Schwarzenegger pictured in Predator

While filming Predator, Schwarzenegger requested a gun that was normally mounted on a tank or a helicopter; Schwarzenegger pictured in Predator

TMZ Presents: Arnold & Sly: Rivals, Friends, Icons will air at 8 p.m. EDT on Tuesday on Fox and be available on Hulu the next day

TMZ Presents: Arnold & Sly: Rivals, Friends, Icons will air at 8 p.m. EDT on Tuesday on Fox and be available on Hulu the next day

When the Rambo star used machine guns, the Terminator wanted some himself, only larger.

While filming Predator, he requested a gun that was normally mounted on a tank or a helicopter.

When the logistics of using the weapon were raised, the Kindergarten Cop star said, ‘Don’t worry about it, I got to have a bigger gun, a bigger gun than Sly used in Rambo.’

The former rivals became good friends who later invested in Planet Hollywood together. Stallone even donated $15K to Schwarzenegger's California gubernatorial campaign; pictured together in 2015

The former rivals became good friends who later invested in Planet Hollywood together. Stallone even donated $15K to Schwarzenegger’s California gubernatorial campaign; pictured together in 2015

Their relationship, first a competition and later a friendship, began at the 34th annual Golden Globes when the two shared a table.

Rocky was up for six awards and the former Mr. Universe was up for New Star of the Year for his role in Stay Hungry.

He won and taunted the Italian Stallion about Rocky’s losses. When the film won for its screenplay, the Cobra star threw flowers at Schwarzenegger.

The two went on to continue their rivalry in the press and on screen. The villainous, muscular Ivan Drago in Rocky IV has even been speculated to be a stand-in for the Schwarzenegger.

Sly is also on a reality TV show with his three daughters

Sly is also on a reality TV show with his three daughters

Despite their on-screen sniping, the action stars buried the hatchet to become investors and promoters of the Planet Hollywood chain of restaurants, which opened its doors in the early 1990s. 

The Judge Dredd star even showed his support for his pal by donating $15,000 to his former rival’s gubernatorial election campaign in 2005, and he was invited to several inauguration events during the Schwarzenegger’s time in office.

The two actors even starred together in The Expendables franchise later in their careers.

TMZ Presents: Arnold & Sly: Rivals, Friends, Icons will air at 8 p.m. EDT on Tuesday on Fox and be available on Hulu the next day.

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