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40th anniversary of Rocky release date

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Rocky, starring Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa, premiered in New York City 40 years ago - on November 21, 1976.

The movie earned 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay and won three -  including Best Picture.

Rocky also spawned a slew of sequels:

1976 - Rocky

1979 - Rocky II

1982 - Rocky III

1985 - Rocky IV

1990 - Rocky V

2006 - Rocky Balboa

2015 - Creed

2017 - Creed II