Sylvester Stallone has said that the violence in his movies is justifiable as he only kills the bad guys.

The 'Expendables' star doesn't feel guilty about the violence because it only affects "those who deserve it."

He said: "I believe that the violence is justifiable. The one thing you can see in my films is that I kill people who need to be killed. Take a look at my movies and you'll see killers killing killers."

And the 64-year-old actor revealed that he saved the most gruesome deaths for men who beat up women.

He explained: "Those who deserve to get it, get it good and those who go after women really get it. I'm not going to have a wife-beater just shot with a bullet: it's too civilised. He's gonna feel real pain. I don't feel guilty about it at all."

Sylvester put together a stellar cast of Hollywood hardmen for his new movie - including Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Jet Li and former wrestler Steve Austin - but revealed that the Giselle Itie, who plays Sandra, the daughter of the dictator was just as tough.

He said: "But that girl [Giselle Itie] was tough. She got waterboarded for real. She did her own stunts. She was right there with all the guys."