Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Awful photo of Sylvester Stallone looking at a sports car.

I’m afraid I forgot to bring my camera to the press conference for Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables at the Dorchester Hotel. I tried taking some photographs of Sly — who sat beside Dolph Lundgren and Jason Statham — with my …

Mon, Aug 9, 2010, 22:35

   

I’m afraid I forgot to bring my camera to the press conference for Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables at the Dorchester Hotel. I tried taking some photographs of Sly — who sat beside Dolph Lundgren and Jason Statham — with my phone, but the results were so blotchy and avant garde they would barely pass muster as part of an installation piece. Anyway, he was very nice and looked very smart in a blue suit. You can see the back of his head in this dreadful photograph.

L to R: Man, man, man,  posh car owner, S Stallone, man, bus.

It’s a funny thing, but, for all his money and fame, he is still enough of a big kid to stop and admire a sports car. Sure enough, after emerging onto Park Lane, his eyes widened at the sight of some posh coupe or other. I assume the owner is the black gentleman in the white shirt. I don’t know what breed his car belongs to, but I know that the one nearer the camera is a Bugatti Veyron. That’s the fastest production car in the world, you know. Yes, yes, yes. Like too many idiots, I have — despite not being able to drive — watched the odd episode of Top Gear. Come to think of it, the Veyron always seems to be parked there. Does the vulgar, pornographically rich owner actually live in the hotel? More ghastly things have happened.

Anyway, The Expendables, which stars absolutely everybody (including, probably, you), opens on August 20th.