Stallone's Testicular Close Call

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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COOTER FIGHT! Hauer, Stallone (inset)

A lot of people would be afraid to pick a fight with hormone-fortified Sylvester Stallone, but not fellow action star Rutger Hauer.

In a new memoir, the Dutch actor, most famous for playing the replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner, recalls a confrontation with Stallone during the making of Nighthawks in 1979.

After Rocky, Stallone, Hauer says, "had made a couple other films that didn't do very well," but they did little to curb his ego. "He had very definite ideas, opinions, and what have you—not just about his own character, but also about everybody else's character, the story, and everything."

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