The steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, now called the “Rocky Steps”, have since become a famous landmark. Rocky Balboa as Sylvester Stalloneran him at the end of the iconic training montage in the “Rocky” movies.
Stallone and his family made their way back to the famous spot to see the Rocky statue, and the actor shared a video on his Instagram of him visiting the landmark.
The “Rocky” movies are full of training montages, but one of the most popular and well-known is Balboa, a boxer based in philadelphia The heavyweight champion prepares to fight Apollo Creed, played by Carl Weathers in the original “Rocky” movie.
During that training montage, Balboa runs in various neighborhoods around Philadelphia, interspersed with clips of him training in the gym. The montage ends at the Art Museum. After reaching the top of the stairs, the boxer throws his hands up in victory.
Another popular one occurs at Rocky Run. The Second “Rocky” Movie While Balboa prepares for a rematch with Creed. Balboa walks through the neighborhood and is greeted with cheers and applause. The children then start joining the boxer’s race until a huge group has formed behind him. This jog also ends on the same move, with Balboa again celebrating at the top, but this time, with the community around him and cheering him on.
Fast forward to “Rocky III”, a statue has been erected in Balboa’s honor and placed at the bottom of the steps. Even though the statue was made for the film, it has become a popular real life site that many people visit.
On his Instagram, Stallone posted a video clip of him visiting the statue with his family.
“I don’t come here often with family and I thought I’d get in line to see the statue,” Stallone said in his video.
The actor further added, “I don’t get to meet Rocky often. When I do, it gets emotional.”
He then went to the statue and clicked a picture of his family standing in front of the landmark.
Stallone played Balboa in six “Rocky” films from 1976 to 2006. He then reprized the character in both the 2015 film “Creed” and the 2018 sequel “Creed II”. Starring Michael B. Jordan.
Stallone has continued to star in several other films after the “Rocky” films, some of his most recent being “Rambo: Last Blood” and “Samritan”. Stallone also stars in 2022 television series “Tulsa King.”