President-elect Donald Trump is set to select actor Sylvester Stallone for Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), according to a report.
While Trump has not formally offered Stallone the job, the iconic actor is reportedly “positively disposed to the idea,” according to the Daily Mail.
“It’s been widely and wrongly assumed that a Trump Presidency will be hostile to the arts,’ one source told the outlet. “But Mr. Trump feels this sort of A-list appointment is precisely the shot in the arm that the industry needs.”
Indeed, the Rocky star and Trump have history. In the waining days of the presidential campaign, Trump’s team launched a web ad featuring an inspirational speech by Rocky Balboa from the Stallone-directed 2006 film Rocky Balboa.