Sly’s Hollywood History

January 24, 2008
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Howard asked Sly if he started the infamous gerbil rumor Richard Gere, but Sly denied it, adding that Richard was just “desperate” to find the source of the rumor. Howard and Sly then went through a list of roles Sly has turned down over the course of his career; a starring turn in the original “Superman,” Axel Foley in “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Die Hard,” “Witness,” “Coming Home,” “Romancing the Stone,” Travolta’s role in “Face/off,” and “Rules of Engagement.”