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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Movie tough-guy Sylvester Stallone has been selected ``Action Star of the Millennium'' by a home video trade group.

The ``Rambo'' and ``Rocky'' star will receive the honor in July at the Las Vegas convention for the Video Software Dealers Association.

``As an actor, writer and director, Mr. Stallone has endowed his artistic achievements with excellence and has created some of the most memorable characters in cinema history,'' VSDA president Bo Andersen said.

The award comes as Artisan Home Entertainment releases a special edition DVD, ``The Rambo Trilogy,'' on May 28.

Stallone, 55, soared to fame with the 1976 boxing drama ``Rocky,'' which he also wrote. The film won a best-picture Oscar.

His other films include 1993's ``Cliffhanger'' and 1997's ``Cop Land.''