Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere

Columbia Pictures

The Rocky and American Gigolo stars were supposed to star together in 1974’s The Lords of Flatbush, until Gere was fired and replaced by Perry King.

Stallone told Ain’t It Cool his side of the story in 2006: “Yeah, the original part of Chico, which was played by Perry King, was originally supposed to be played by Richard Gere, but we never hit it off.”

Stallone added: “He would strut around in his oversized motorcycle jacket like he was the baddest knight at the round table. One day, during an improv, he grabbed me (we were simulating a fight scene) and got a little carried away. I told him in a gentle fashion to lighten up, but he was completely in character and impossible to deal with. “

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