Though he starred in many notable movies throughout his decades-long career, Weathers’ most memorable role is arguably that of Apollo Creed in the Rocky movies (which we’ve ranked).
If you want to relive the magic between Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed and honor Weathers, stream all the Rocky movies.
As the cocky and intelligent boxer, he starred opposite Sylvester Stallone, who played the franchise’s eponymous boxer.
Stallone has paid tribute to his late collaborator and, most recently, opened up about the story behind Weathers auditioning for him to play the iconic role of Apollo.
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