We asked Sylvester Stallone to reminisce about some of his most famous - and infamous - movies:

"Rocky" (1976): "Rocky is something that will always be as identifiable as my fingerprint. It is a definite burden, and it's a wonderfully joyous cross to bear. At one time, I felt repelled by it. But now I think, `My God, I'm only here because of it.' ""Paradise Alley" (1978): "It was my directorial debut, and I think it's better directed than anything I've (directed) to this day because I was naive and took chances. But what I thought would have been well-received had just the adverse effect. Even me trying to sing the theme song. It was supposed to be Rod Stewart, but we couldn't afford him, and I was talked into it by (composer) Bill Conti. Like an idiot I did it, the worst voice in the world. It's horrifying."

"Rocky II" (1979): "We were panned. Our competition that year was `Alien,' and when `Rocky' prevailed that summer, they didn't say, `Hey, nice, you pulled off the sequel.' It was, `See, that's all you can do.' And with a sequel it's 10 times harder, because you don't have the element of surprise. You know he's going to say `yo.' "

"Victory" (1981): "I wanted to work with John Huston. He wasn't well, and I suppose he did the best he could, but because John couldn't assert himself the way he had with `The African Queen,' the movie (lacked a) realistic approach to life in a POW camp. It was just too sterling, too pleasant."

"Rocky III" (1982): "A really well-paced movie, and it had all these odd characters in it. (Mr.) T was the find of a lifetime."

"Nighthawks" (1981): "I love `Nighthawks.' I took a lot of heat for wearing a beard - they considered that the reason why the movie didn't do well. The reason that film was so intriguing was Rutger Hauer. He really was great in that, charming and sick."

"Rhinestone" (1984): "It's dismissed as a real folly, but there are moments in that movie that I really like. It was the first time where the actors actually sang live on the set. I said to Dolly (Parton), `You do this for a living. You don't box, and I don't sing.' I was dying, and she was in her element, going around singing, `Last night I went out honky-tonking!' "

"First Blood" (1982): "The best of my action films."

"Rocky IV" (1985): "It was an incredibly mathematical film, purely formulaic. But isn't it funny that `Rocky IV' was the most successful of all of them? What is that about?"

"Rambo: First Blood Part 2" (1985): "The character became vain."

"Cobra" (1986): "(Director) Richard Donner said to me that the first 10 minutes of `Cobra' were one of the best openings he's ever seen for the birth of a character. And then from there, the movie goes into nothing."

"Rocky V" (1990): "I made a big mistake with `Rocky V.' I don't think people want to see their icons humanized to the point where they're embarrassed, or they return to a state from which they left, or they're bitter. Nobody wanted to see Rocky return to the streets that way."

"Oscar" (1991): "That was a movie that was 10 minutes too long, because certain participants in the film actually left in spaces for imagined laughter from the audience."

"Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot" (1992): "My biggest folly."

"Judge Dredd" (1995): "My biggest disappointment."