By Anne Capelli , CNN Written by
Just a month after launching a lifetime achievement award category, the Golden Globes is coming out with a new slate of prestigious accolades this year. In honor of the pioneering work of some of Hollywood’s most celebrated actors, producer Dick Clark will honor the achievements of actors throughout the ages.
But that might not be the first award that one should go after.
To get closer to the true diversity of the actor community, Entertainment Tonight built a replica of the apartment that Apollo Creed’s girlfriend, Monica, eventually bought for her.
The iconic actor Apollo Creed, starring in the Rocky films. Credit: Hopper Stone/Corbis via Getty Images
Her name? Miss Doolittle (Scarlett Johansson). And her apartment? Room 126 of the Brooklyn brownstone where Anthony Rapp and Sylvester Stallone grew up.
Vintage images from the set of “Rocky IV,” the film which kicked off the franchise, show the actor in an open door bedroom complete with red plush rugs and intricate, handmade wooden headboards. After years of licking and caked-on makeup, his red face and limp hair have been faithfully recreated on the wall along with the geometric wall art hanging above it.
Actor Sylvester Stallone. Credit: MIKE BLAKE/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images
And it’s not just a shot at giving an insight into how talented actors lived — it’s also a chance to help paint a picture of our most legendary actors’ life in the pop culture industry.
Despite only being on-screen for five years, an impressive list of actors have emerged from the series, including, in 1993, Faizon Love, Joey Lawrence, Taye Diggs, Irene Stone, and of course, Anthony Rapp.
Director, Andrew Baldwin said: “The Historic Medal in Acting is the first time that VH1 has honored actors in a similar way to what the Academy Awards do.
The gym where Anthony Rapp trained before beginning acting. Credit: rdaly
“This year the Golden Globes introduced a lifetime achievement award; we took a moment to not only honor these very worthy individuals but to remember what it means to be a truly legendary actor by showing their apartments, from the room where they learned the art of craft, to the gym where they began their careers.”
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