Stallone, who was at the World Health and Fitness Fair in Essen, Germany, to promote his new company, Instone, told Britain's Mirror that acting no longer appeals to him, the Mirror reported Monday.
"Every actor wants to believe they can play the entire spectrum from Hamlet to a hotdog. But it's not true. We all have specialities. ... And when you get to my age, the idea of sitting in the makeup chair for hours on end doesn't appeal any more," Stallone, 57, said. "I always knew this time would come in my career, a time to look to the next challenge, away from acting."
Stallone's 30-year acting career may always be defined by his role in the popular "Rocky" film franchise.
"I'm Rocky. I can't get away from that. Period," Stallone said. "I could literally have a sex change operation and I'd still be Rocky."