action flicks and the badasses (male & female) who make them. Arnold and Sly set the bar, rebuked stereotyping and gave us all some of the most memorable moments on film. So when I have the privilege of standing in the middle of what is The Expendables set, in Rio de Janeiro, I have to pose the question…how lucky am I!!!! Watching Sly act and direct and being on the set with Randy Couture (not to mention the afore swooned over Jet Li, the totally manned up Statham, the gloriously beautiful Terry Crews and of course “the Man” himself, Sylvester Stallone) I am grateful for a fortunate life. there’s no disputing Randy Courture is a tough guy but yesterday when I sat down with him at lunch – well actually dinner since it was 11:30pm – I got a glimpse of who he is…a determined focused down to earth athlete who enjoys what he does and who he is. All the fems on the show are now formally in love with him. Then there’s Terry Crews…magnificent man clad in a magnificent body. I worked with Terry on his first film – “The Sixth Day” with Arnold and although he wasn’t convinced I knew he would one day be living the dream. He is a sweet caring man who is grateful for his good fortune. Both Randy & Terry are really gracious towards the fans. so ya gotta love that. Tonight is our last night of shooting main unit here in Brazil – second unit will continue for a few days in Mangartiba. I have mixed feelings about leaving Rio…this hasn’t been an easy 3 weeks of shooting (I’ve been here a month) and aside from the normal problems of working in a foreign country I have really enjoyed the experience. I’ve learned a lot about the Brazilian culture, made a few mistakes (I inadvertently made a tourism person cry) and had a few laughs. But most of all I’ve made a few friends who I cherish and am grateful to for helping me through this adventure. As I said…how lucky am I. More later. Ciao tscau for now.