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Sylvester Stallone leads tributes to Rocky and The Karate Kid director John G. Avildsen, dies aged 81
John G. Avildsen, the Oscar-winning director of Rocky and The Karate Kid, has died at the age of 81.
Sylvester Stallone led the tributes after Avildsen’s son Anthony told US media the filmmaker had died of pancreatic cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. 411 more words
Somebody looked at Sylvester Stallone’s chin and declared him perfect for the role of iconic British comic book character Judge Dredd. And they were not wrong: 752 more words
by Jason Koenigsberg
Academy Award winning director John G. Avildsen passed away today from pancreatic cancer at the age of 81. Known mostly for specializing in uplifting dramas, in particular sports movies and films that involve an underdog overcoming all odds and emerging triumphant. 941 more words