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Carl Weathers

Muscular football star who gained critical notice playing Ali-style boxer Apollo Creed opposite Sylvester Stallone in “Rocky” (1976), a film that went on to win the Best Picture Oscar at the Academy Awards. Aside from three Rocky sequels, Carl went on to appear in a string of hit action films including “Action Jackson” (1988) with Vanity, “Hurricane Smith” (1992) with Cassandra Delaney & “Predator” (1987) with Schwarzenegger.

Carl Weathers

Fact File :

Carl Weather & Vanity in Action Jackson

Birth Name: Carl Weathers

Date Of Birth:14th Jan. 1948

Place Of Birth:
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Height: 6’ 2”


Film Debut:
“Bucktown” (1975)

Signature Role: Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” film series

Debut Starring Role:
“Action Jackson” (1988)

Carl Weathers’ Top 10 Movies on VHS & DVD :

Rocky [DVD](1976) DVD
The first and the best! Writer/star Sylvester Stallone is the Philadelphia pug boxer who gets a dream shot at fighting the heavyweight champion in this rousing drama that struck a chord with audiences around the world, made Sly a superstar, and won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. With Talia Shire, Burt Young, Burgess Meredith, Carl Weathers. 119 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: French, Spanish; audio commentary by Stallone, Avildsen, others; "making of" featurettes; deleted scenes; theatrical trailers; TV spots; publicity materials; scene access.

Rocky II [DVD](1979) DVD
It's the rematch of the century, as Philly's own Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) steps back into the ring to challenge champ Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers)...and invalidate the theme of the first film. Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith, Burt Young also star. 119 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; theatrical trailers; interactive menus; scene access.

Rocky III [DVD](1982) DVD
He's now the heavyweight champ, but Sylvester Stallone finds a dangerous adversary gunning for his title, in the mohawked form of brutal club boxer Mr. T, in the third knockout drama. With Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, and Hulk Hogan as Thunderlips. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Spanish, French; theatrical trailer.

Rocky IV [DVD](1985) DVD
"Yo, Ivan!" Stallone is back as heavyweight champ Rocky Balboa, here squaring off against Soviet boxer Drago, an unstoppable fighting machine who has already killed one man in the ring. All this, and a plea for global understanding, too. With Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers and Dolph Lundgren. 91 min. Widescreen and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; theatrical trailer; interactive menus; scene access.

Bucktown [DVD](1975) DVD
Returning to his Southern hometown for his brother's funeral, Fred Williamson discovers that the black community is held in a grip of graft and fear by the white police chief. He then forms a gang to clean up the town. Pam Grier, Bernie Casey, Carl Weathers co-star. 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; theatrical trailer.

Death Hunt(1981) VHS
Unflinching Mountie Lee Marvin withstands the rugged Canadian wilderness and the passage of time to bring in maverick fur trapper Charles Bronson, who's equally determined not to be punished for a murder he did not commit. Co-stars Angie Dickinson, Andrew Stevens, Carl Weathers. 97 min.

Predator (Letterboxed Version) [DVD](1987) DVD
Schwarzenegger blows the screen apart as the topkick of a special forces commando unit whose mission to South America has hit a horrifying snag...the presence of a huge, carnivorous extraterrestrial being who turns the hunters into the hunted. Co-stars Carl Weathers, Jesse "the Body" Ventura. 107 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby 5.1, DTS, Dolby Surround, French Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish; interactive menus; scene access; theatrical trailer.

Action Jackson [DVD](1988) DVD
"Rocky" co-star Carl Weathers takes a solo turn as tough Detroit cop Jericho "Action" Jackson in this hit thriller, taking on a corrupt auto tycoon who has him framed for murder. Craig T. Nelson, Vanity, Sharon Stone also star. 96 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround stereo, French Dolby Digital Surround stereo; interactive menus; scene access.

Hurricane Smith(1992) VHS
A Texas cop goes to Australia to stop a band of Aussie mobsters involved in drug dealing and prostitution. Carl Weathers plays the two-fisted enforcer who blows up a storm of action. With Jurgen Prochnow, Cassandra Delany and Tony Bonner. 86 min.

Happy Gilmore [DVD](1996) DVD
With his grandmother in dire financial trouble, doofus hockey player Adam Sandler discovers he can smash a golf ball 400 yards, so he joins the PGA tour. During his cross-country golf odyssey, he annoys champ Christopher McDonald, gets in a fight with Bob Barker, befriends has-been Carl Weathers, and falls in love with public relations expert Julie Bowen. 92 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: Spanish.


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