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John G. Avildsen Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings

John G. Avildsen Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings

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John G. Avildsen is famous for directing the original Rocky movie as well as the first three Karate Kid films. On Friday, this Oscar-winning Hollywood director died at the age of 81 in Los Angeles.

His movies can be considered a choice of inspiration; to keep on fighting and to overcome adversity whether you’re a boxer or a karate kid. Let’s take a look at the words of this man. I’ll be searching through the web all night for new quotes, so bear with me and remember to refresh the page.

Here are John G Avildsen’s words of wisdom…

John G. Avildsen Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings

“My dream was to have my own advertising agency by the time I was 30, and that was before I got into movies.”

“When I read ‘Rocky V,’ it was a terrific story, a great script. Rocky died at the end. He has this devastating fight with Tommy Gunn, ends up in an ambulance with his head in Adrian’s lap, and by the time they get to the hospital, he’s dead.”

“I thought boxing was stupid.”

Avildsen considers opting out of Rocky II to be “one of my biggest mistakes.”

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