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Donald Trump eyeing Sylvester Stallone to chair National Endowment for the Arts?

Fox411 Breaktime: 'Rocky' and 'Rambo' star Sylvester Stallone has been mentioned to head up National Endowment for the Arts

 

That could be one rocky confirmation hearing.

President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering actor Sylvester Stallone to chair the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Trump has not officially offered Stallone the position but the Daily Mail reports the actor could be "positively disposed to the idea."

A Trump rep told us, "No decision has been made here yet." An RNC rep added, "They are old friends and the President-elect thinks very highly of him, but no decisions have been made regarding this position."

A rep for Stallone had no comment.

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Stallone and the President-elect have a history. Trump's campaign launched a web ad that featured a speech from Stallone's 2006 "Rocky Balboa."

The actor told Variety in January "I love Donald Trump."

Stallone also compared Trump to a "great Dickensian character." He said he had considered running for public office himself but changed his mind five minutes later when he "came to my senses."

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Big names from several industries been lining up at the Trump Tower in New York city to talk about possible posts in the new administration.

Artist Jane Chu currently chairs the NEA, which has an annual budget of $150 million. Which is about what a big-budget Stallone-type action thriller is going for these days.

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