London, Oct 16: 'X-Men' star Hugh Jackman says he was inspired to get in shape for robot-boxing movie 'Real Steel' by listening to the 'Rocky' soundtrack.
The 43-year-old actor "loves" all the boxing scenes which also see Sylvester Stallone in the role of a small-time fighter, Contactmusic reported.
“My favourite boxing movie is a documentary called 'When We Were Kings', which I would put in my top 10 of all time, but I love all the 'Rocky' movies. I'll be honest, and I know it's corny, but I listen to the 'Rocky' theme when I'm training,” Jackman said.
'Real Steel' director Shawn Levy admits the 'Rocky' movies also played a part in the way he made the film, despite not holding them all in high regard.
“I didn't go into it thinking of it as a homage to any single movie, I love sports movies and I always have, specifically the 'Rocky' movies. Not only the first one, where as a filmmaker I am supposed to revere and do - but even the pulpier, slightly crappier ones, like three and four - I love them too!,” Levy said.