Sylvester Stallone joined his costars Terry Crews, Steve Austin and Randy Couture, a vet who served six years, to premiere their new action film 'The Expendables' to those Marines stationed at the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in San Diego, Calif.
Stallone told ET he found this film a great "escapism" for those men and women in uniform. He said he developed a special bond with those in the military following his role in 'Rambo.' The theme of the movie "really touched on something that was almost like a forbidden project. Nobody wanted to do it. I was like the eleventh actor that they asked...I always thought the idea of a misunderstood vet who has given his life and then he returns and he's not appreciated, always would resonate and it always has."
A warrior in the ring, Steve Austin said with gratitude, "I'm always quite honored to be anywhere where our armed forces are and here at Camp Pendleton, I think 'The Expendables' and this place go hand in hand together. It's a great movie full of testosterone, adrenaline, bombs, bullets, and explosion."
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