Carl Weathers will present Sylvester Stallone with the prestigious Montecito Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, reuniting the two stars from the Oscar-winning Rocky.
Stallone is receiving the award for his award-winning performance in Ryan Coogler’s hit film Creed.
Given to a person in the entertainment industry who has made a great contribution to film, the award will be presented to Stallone at a ceremony on Tuesday, February 9, at the historic Arlington Theater.
Weathers famously portrayed Heavyweight Champion Apollo Creed in the original Rocky films, first squaring off with the Italian Stallion in Rocky and Rocky II, and returning in Rocky III and Rocky IV as Rocky’s close friend and trainer. The new film, Creed, centers on Apollo’s son, Adonis Creed (played by Michael B. Jordan), who never knew his famous father. But with boxing in his blood, Adonis turns to Rocky Balboa to train him for the ring.