Although the story of Rocky has captured the hearts and interests of many worldwide, the story behind the making of Rocky is just as interesting and wonderful. With problems of budget constraints that led to many disadvantages and would be disasters, those intimate with the film used them to their advantage. Producers would later admit that the people cast in Rocky had a lot to do with budget. They would also admit that this would be a blessing as no one else would be able to play the supporting roles in Rocky better. Stallone would say that Rocky is definitely an “ensemble piece” and wouldn’t have worked without the amazing performances by Talia Shire as Adrian, Burt Young as Adrian’s brother Paulie, Burgess Meredith as Rocky’s trainer Mickey Goldmill, and Carl Weathers as the champion, Apollo Creed.