Sylvester Stallone went up against Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Mark Ruffalo and Mark Rylance in the “Best Supporting Actor” category at the Academy Awards, eventually losing out to Rylance for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in Bridge of Spies. Stallone’s been nominated for three Oscars in the past, but hasn’t managed to win one of the coveted trophies yet – something he shares in common with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who also has zero Oscars but does hold one Golden Globe.
Rather than shit on his old arch-nemesis (Schwarzenegger once said “I’d be angry at hearing my name mentioned in the same breath as Stallone’s. Stallone uses body doubles for some of the close-ups in his movies. I don’t” in an interview), Arnold took a more congratulatory route and instead said “Sly, to me you’re always the best, no matter what they say.”
While the two have been friends for years now, that wasn’t always the case –Stallone reportedly once circulated a rumor that Schwarzenegger was “a closet Hitler-Love with ‘fervent Nazi and anti-Semitic views.”
The two have obviously buried the hatchet since then, having since gone on to make The Expendables together.