Sylvester Stallone Just Revealed the Crazy Story Behind His Iconic "Rambo" Outfit

No, it wasn't planned.

sylvester stallone in the 1982 film first blood.

Remember that amazing scene in the 1982 film First Blood, where John Rambo wears a blood-spattered murder poncho as he takes down his enemies in the forest one by one? The scene was intense, and the wardrobe inspired Halloween costumes for decades to come.

In a new Instagram post, Sylvester Stallone (who, at 71, still looks as jacked as ever by the way) revealed the turn of events that created the iconic outfit:

"Not many people know this but it was hovering just above zero in northern Canada and I hadn't prepared for it. Miraculously, in the middle of the woods I came across this rusted up truck that must've been there for 30+ years and underneath it was this old dry rotted piece of canvas… I took my knife and cut a hole in the top and turned it into a poncho which Really save me from the bitter cold and freezing rain! This was not in the script , this is what you call a lucky Movie miracle."

You know what they say, necessity is the mother of invention.

To learn about the accidents that led to other incredible movie scenes, read 30 Shocking Behind-the-Scenes Facts from Your Favorite Movies.

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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