Donald Trump has asked ‘Rocky’ Sylvester Stallone to head the national agency incharge of promoting creative arts in the US, according to media reports.
The 70-year old actor, who won a massive following after portraying Rocky, a boxer, in his seven-movie series, is still yet to make up his mind on whether to accept the New York businessman’s offer.
Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, the role for which Stallone as been nominated, has a critical role in shaping the creative culture of America. The organisation among other things is responsible for dishing out grants to budding art professionals.
Stallone reportedly was one of the few people in his industry who had supported Donald Trump’s presidential bid.
While the three time Academy Award winner has shied away from taking explicit political stand, he is known to be Republican supporter.
“I love Donald Trump,” he said. He’s a great Dickensian character. You know what I mean?,” Stallone was quoted as saying.
“There are certain people like Arnold, Babe Ruth, that are bigger than life. But I don’t know how that translated to running the world.”
A report quoted a source in Trump’s transition team as saying that the offer to Stallone would dispel the myth that a Trump presidency would be hostile to arts.