Partly that's because the star has come to terms with his celebrity. "You don't see that madness, the eyes darting around the room," observes a friend. "Sly knows who he is now. He's centered." And secure (or calculating) enough to fire manager Jeff Wald. At the same time, he traded in his long-suffering wife, Sasha, for fellow movie jock Susan (Goldengirl) Anton, 29. Un-threatened by the fact that she's 5'11" to his 5'10", he philosophizes that Susan has the look of 21st-century woman. Marriage? "There's a strong possibility," confides Stallone.
While Anton soothes the pectoral Sly injured during filming and both wait out divorces (Sasha gets $5 million and custody of sons Sage Moonblood, 3, and Seth, 7 months), they hang out at Stallone's new Santa Barbara and Bel Air spreads. With $2 million each for his upcoming Attack!(opposite Star Trek's Persis Khambatta) and Escape to Victory for John Huston, housekeeping funds are no big deal. And before hitting 35 Stallone is determined to shoot Rocky III.