Sylvester Stallone posts birthday tribute to ‘fantastic enemy’ Arnold Schwarzenegger

Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger may poke fun at each other in the movies, but in reality theyre quite good friends. This was made evident at a recent birthday celebration for the Terminator star.

The 71-year-old Stallone took to social media to honor his friend on his 70th birthday. First, the Expendables star posted a side-by-side shot of Schwarzeneggers prime physique up against his from the movie Rambo to give fans a look at the two titans of body building together.

Pre- HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARNOLD!!!! he wrote in the caption. As long as you live and beyond, youre always going to be the BIG MAN who set the bar so high that it will never be surpassed, an action hero legend!

Stallone knows a thing or two about action hero legends, as hes the mind behind the Expendables franchise, which pits some of the biggest names in movies and TV agianst each other. Schwarzenegger played a role in all three of those movies as the foil to Stallones character. The two are often allies on the battlefield, but theyre friendship is based on a no-nonsense rivalry. This is something that Stallone winked at during a birthday toast to his friend.

You dont quit, you dont quit and you you still dont quit, Stallone said to a crowd while holding a microphone. Really its boundless energy. But, youve been a fantastic enemy and a better friend, thats all I can say.

The above video ends with the two embracing like old friends before cutting away. As Entertainment Tonight notes, the duo often make their friendship public, despite on-screen appearances. When Stallones movie, Creed, lost the Oscar in 2016, the Celebrity Apprentice host sent him a consolation tweet. He also congratulated Stallone publicly after his Golden Globe win earlier that year.

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