This morning, Carl Weathers was trending on Twitter--something not all that common for the 72-year-old actor. Rocky le venge en défiant Drago en Russie devant ses compatriotes. In 1974, he earned a bachelor's degree in drama from San Francisco State University and quickly found work in his new chosen profession. However, this isn't the first time he has sat in the director's chair for a show. He was told he would be reading for the role with the movie's writer, but he didn't know the writer was also the star, Sylvester Stallone. Lions from 1971-1973. Before being cast as Greef Karga, who is introduced in The Mandalorian's first season as an untrustworthy leader of the Bounty Hunters' Guild, Weathers found work in commercials for Old Spice, Credit Union of Washington, and Bud Light, as well as voicing a character on the video game Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction. The reason was only partly because his character Greef Karga finally returned to The Mandalorian; it was more so because Weathers directed the fan-lauded episode, the first time he's done so for the show. Recalling the moment years later in a 2015 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he said he announced to those present for the audition that "I could do a lot better if you got me a real actor to work with.". Weathers felt the audition went awkwardly. But many fans are hoping he'll at least return behind the camera at some point. Apollo est tué sur le ring à 42 ans. '. Long before he was Greef Karga on The Mandalorian, and even before he was Apollo Creed in the Rocky franchise, Carl Weathers was a star athlete. He went on to film roles in a couple blaxploitation films before landing guest spots on the TV hits Good Times, Kung Fu, and Starsky and Hutch. Un an plus tard, dans Rocky 2 : La Revanche, agacé d'entendre que Rocky est le vrai vainqueur, Apollo réclame une revanche. Dans Rocky 4, Apollo organise un combat pour affronter le champion russe Ivan Drago. His nuanced acting work as Karga, though, brings him into the rarefied world of Star Wars. La liste ci-dessous ne contient que les combats aperçus dans la saga des films Rocky : Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Shortly afterwards, he had a guest role in two episode of FX's crime drama The Shield. After playing in only one game for the Raiders in 1971, Weathers was released, and he moved on to the Canadian Football League, where he played for the B.C. Though he may have unwittingly insulted the film's star, the move won him the part. Les deux anciens rivaux deviennent ainsi de proches amis et Rocky reconquiert son titre. He starred opposite Adam Sandler in 1996's Happy Gilmore as Chubbs, a former golf star who teaches Happy the finer details of the sport. Weathers continued showcasing his comedic talents on Arrested Development in 2004. La dernière modification de cette page a été faite le 16 septembre 2020 à 18:56. He's racked up directing credits on TV shows like Silk Stockings, Sheena, and Hawaii Five-0. He reprised the same role four years later, again opposite Sandler, in Little Nicky. Ce match, qui devait être une simple exhibition, se termine en tragédie. After college, Weathers signed with the NFL's Oakland Raiders in 1970, where he played as a linebacker for seven games his first year. One of his most high-profile roles from that period was 1987's Predator, which found him sharing the screen with two future governors--Arnold Schwarzenegger (California) and Jesse Ventura (Minnesota). Carl Weathers speaking on a panel at the Star Wars Celebration at McCormick Place Convention Center on April 14, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Surnommé « le Danseur massacreur », « le Comte de Monte K.O. During high school in his hometown of New Orleans, he competed in a variety of sports before graduating in 1966, but he especially excelled at football. Cependant le public estime que Rocky est le vrai vainqueur car à la fin du match Apollo était épuisé et tenait à peine debout alors que Rocky arrivait à tenir : pour eux, Apollo a été sauvé par le gong. Rocky, of course, became a huge hit soon after its November 1976 release (approximately since months before the first Star Wars film hit theaters), and Weathers was an instant star.