Stallone, 72, will always be associated with the characters which he played in the two film franchises that originated in the '70s and '80s.
"I never took it personally, people saying Rocky was really rightwing. Rocky is a simple man who grew up in that kind of mentality. That's just the way it was back then. Everyone was super patriotic growing up. And that's just the way he is," Stallone said.
"He's not a political animal. So when he wraps the flag around him, he thinks he's doing a good thing," he added.
Stallone said Rambo was never by "any means meant to be a political statement, but it became one, it took on a life of its own".
"Rambo V: Last Blood", directed by Adrian Grunberg, is set to release later this year.
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