Monuments celebrities posed with life

Arnold Schwarzenegger recently attended the opening ceremony of his bronze statue in Columbus, Ohio. However, it is not the first and not the last of the famous people who are living with a monument.

1. Arnold Schwarzenegger

The 24th annual sports festival named Arnold Schwarzenegger in Columbus, Ohio, the eternal "The Terminator" was presented by 2, 5-meter 260-kilogram statue of himself as a young bodybuilder. His 6-foot bronze copy of which he presented at the opening of the museum in Austria, was created based on sketches from Idaho artist Ralph Crawford in 1979. However, not all excited about this bronze Arnold. Note one of the women: "And you can exchange it for a statue of Rocky? She came to us more. We here do not go in colorful shirts and short shorts. It is not even California and Florida. " (Zuma / Newscom)

2. Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone commissioned sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg statue of Rocky Balboa in 1982. 2, 6-foot bronze statue was placed on the stage of Philadelphia Museum of Art in honor of the famous boxer runs from the movie. However, after the film it was moved to a local sports arena «Spectrum», as the authorities considered that it was not a work of art, advertising and film. In 2005, when Stallone was preparing the shooting of the film "Rocky Balboa", he asked again to put a statue next to the museum. Due to the stream of letters, radio support actor and director, as well as a major public campaign, the statue left at the museum for good. Today it remains one of the best attractions of the city. "I came here for the sake of Rocky, but why not get in? Who would have thought that Rocky will make me turn to art? "- Said once one of the tourists. (AP Photo)

3. Mary Tyler Moore

At first, "Mary Tyler Moore Show" Mary Richards throws his hat into the air, and the camera freezes on her smile. To capture the moment, the company «TV Land» commissioned sculptor Gwendolyn Gillen 2, 5-meter statue of Moore as a gift to the people of Minneapolis, where he lives a fictional Mary Richards. Actress Mary Taylor Moore was at the opening ceremony and, yes, she threw his hat into the air. (AP Photo)

4. Woody Allen

In New York, Woody Allen gave the sandwich with his name in «Carnegie Deli». But in the Spanish town of Oviedo in 2002, directed by the townspeople monument of bronze. What really surprised the director himself. "My statue in Oviedo - one of the greatest mysteries of Western civilization - he joked in 2008 during the filming of the first film in Spain -" Vicky Cristina Barcelona. " - I've been there a couple of times, and they did not ask me, erected this statue. I never let anyone rescued at sea, but I already have their own monument. I thought it was a joke. " And this is just the beginning - two years later Kaliningrad requested (and received) permission to install a director of another monument to the director. (Alonso Gonzales, Reuters / Landov)


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