Sylvester Stallone shares a picture with his daughter.

An American actor of French and Italian origin, Sylvester Enzio Stallone was born on July 6,1946.After arriving in New York City in 1969 and later Hollywood in 1974, he won his first critical acclaim as an actor for his co-starring role as Stanley Rosiello in The Lords of Flatbush.After finding gradual work as an extra or side character in films with a sizeable budget, he achieved his greatest critical and commercial success as a actor, starting in 1976 with his self-created role as the boxer Rocky Balboa in the first film of the successful Rocky series.In the films, the character of Rocky is portrayed as a boxer who won the world title twice.

In 1977 Stallone was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best actor.The props from the film were placed in the museum.The area around the Philadelphia Museum of Art was nicknamed the "Rocky Steps" because of Sly's use of the front entrance.He was voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame after a statue of his character was placed near the museum.

Until 1982, the first Rocky was the only big box office success for the films, and none of them received the critical praise that came with it.His portrayal of John Rambo in the film First Blood changed this.He played the role in five Rambo films.From the mid 1980s through to the late 1990s, Stallone appeared in a number of commercially successful action films, but were generally panned by critics.These are Cobra, Tango and Cash, Cliffhanger, Demolition Man, and The Specialist.

A decline in popularity in the early 2000s was followed by a resurgence in 2006 with the sixth and fourth installments of the Rambo series.The Expendables films series was launched in 2010 and featured Sly as Barney Ross.He acted in two Escape Plan sequels.Creed was a spin-off film that focused on the son of Apollo Creed, played by Michael B. Jordan.Reprising the role brought praise, and his first Golden Globe award for the first Creed, as well as a third Oscar nomination, having been first nominated in the same role 40 years prior.

In the history of the U.S. cinema, only one actor has starred in a box office number one film for five consecutive decades, and that is Stallone.[3]

The elder son of a hairdresser and a beautician was born on July 6, 1946, in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.While his American mother is of French descent, his Italian father moved to the U.S. in the 1930s.His brother is an actor and musician.

Complications suffered by Stallone's mother during labor forced her obstetricians to use two pairs of forceps, which accidentally severed a nerve and caused paralysis in parts of his face.The accident left the lower left side of his face paralyzed, giving him a snarling look and slurred speech.He was a Catholic.His father opened a beauty school in Washington, D.C. in the early 1950s.His mother opened a women's gym.Prior to attending Miami Dade College, Stallone attended Notre Dame Academy and Lincoln High School in Philadelphia.He spent two years at the American College of Switzerland in 1965, before returning to the United States to study drama in the University of Miami.From 1969 to 1970 he used the stage name "Sylvester E. Stallone."

During his time at the University of Miami, he had a role in the film That Nice Boy.The Party at Kitty and Stud's was the first softcore pornography film that Stallone starred in.He was paid US$200 for two days of work.After being evicted from his apartment and being homeless for several days, Stallone decided to make the film.He slept in the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City for three weeks before seeing a casting notice for the film.The actor said it was either do that movie or rob someone, because he was at the end of his rope.The film was released several years later as Italian Stallion in order to cash in on Stallone's newfound fame.The erotic off-Broadway stage play Score ran for 23 performances at the Martinique Theatre from October 28 to November 15, 1971, and was later made into the 1974 film Score.[28]

After moving to New York City, Stallone shared an apartment with his girlfriend, who was an aspiring actress, and she worked as a waitress.He worked as a cleaner at a zoo and was fired from his job at the movie theater for selling tickets.He became interested in the works of the author after frequenting a local library.[29]

In 1972, when he was on the verge of giving up acting, he tried and failed to get a job as an extra in The Godfather.He was given a background role in What's Up, Doc?, a movie with Barbra Streisand.In his two appearances, he is not visible.

An agent in attendance thought that Stallone fit the role of Stanley, a main character in The Lords of Flatbush, which had a start-stop schedule from 1972 to 1974 over budget issues.The independent film No Place to Hide was Stallone's first starring role and he played a man who was associated with a New York-based urban terrorist movement.The second version of the film features Sly as its star.A Man Called... Rainbo is a film that was re-edited from the original movie to make it look like a parody of itself.

MASH, Pigeons, and Bananas all appeared in Woody Allen's films, as well as an uncredited role in Klute.In the last film, Jack Lemmon's character chases and tackles Stallone, thinking that he is a pickpocket.His second starring role was in The Lords of Flatbush.In 1975, he played a supporting role in Death Race 2000.He was a guest on Police Story.He is said to be in Mandingo.It is said that his scene was deleted.[33]

The sports drama about a struggling boxer, Rocky Balboa, taking on the champion Apollo Creed was a smash hit.The fight between Muhammad Ali and Chuck Wepner took place on March 24, 1975.After three days, and 20 hours, he had written the script, but he denied that Wepner provided any inspiration for it.The movie of the same name may have been an inspiration for the film.The lawsuit was settled by Wepner for an undisclosed amount.The intention was to sell the script to multiple studios so that he could play the lead role.The rights were offered for US$350,000 by the two men, but they had their own ideas about who should play the lead role.After a substantial budget cut to compromise, it was agreed that he could be the star, even though he refused to sell unless he played the lead character.Roger Ebert stated that Stallone could be the next Brando.

At the 49th Academy Awards, Rocky was nominated for ten awards, including best actor and best original screenplay.The film won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Film Editing.

In 1978 he starred in the film Paradise Alley, a family drama in which he played one of three brothers who get involved in professional wrestling.He starred in Norman Jewison's F.I.S.T., a social drama in which he plays a warehouse worker who becomes involved in the labor union leadership.

He wrote, directed and starred in Rocky II, which won an Academy Award.The sequel made US$200 million.

In 1981 he starred in Escape to Victory, a sports drama in which he plays a prisoner of war in a Nazi propaganda soccer game.In the film, he plays a New York city cop who is involved in a cat-and-mouse game with a foreign terrorist.

In 1982, Stallone starred as Vietnam veteran John Rambo, a former Green Beret, in the action film First Blood, which was both a critical and box office success.Critics praised Stallone's performance, saying he made Rambo seem human, as opposed to the way he is portrayed in the book of the same name.The Rambo franchise was launched.The film was written, directed, and starred by Stallone.Six days a week in the gym and more sit-ups were part of the training regimen for the third sequel, which became a box office success.He claims to have reduced his body fat percentage to his all-time low.[39]

Staying Alive was directed by him in 1983 and starred John Travolta.This was the only film that he did not star in.Film critics didn't like Staying Alive very much.Staying Alive was a commercial success despite being a critical failure.The film opened with a gross of over $12 million, making it the biggest musical film of all time.The film made $65 million in the US box office against its $22 million budget.It made $127 million worldwide.The film ranked in the top ten most successful films of 1983 despite being less successful at the box office.

One of the biggest action film stars in the world was Stallone.He tried to play roles in different genres.He played a wannabe country music singer in a 1984 comedy film with Dolly Parton.He performed a song for the soundtrack.He regretted turning down the lead male role in Romancing the Stone in order to make Rhinestone.[45]

Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rocky IV were released in 1985.These two characters have been portrayed by Sly in 11 films.It was like he was preparing for the Mr. Olympia competition when he met Franco Columbu.Six days a week meant two workouts a day.Both films made a lot of money.

The remake of the James Cagney classic Angels With Dirty Faces was signed by Stallone in 1985.The film was part of his multi-picture deal with Cannon Films and was to be directed by Menahem Golan.Variety and Roger Ebert were against the re-making of a beloved classic.The action film Cobra was made by Cannon and became a box office success.It leads to his production company.[47]

In 1987, he starred in the family drama Over the Top as a struggling truck driver who tries to repair his relationship with his son while competing in an arm wrestling competition.Critics didn't like this and it was a box office failure.In 1989 he co-stars with Kurt Russell in the buddy cop action film Tango & Cash, which made over US$100 million in foreign markets and more than US$150 million worldwide.

In the 1980s, he became a boxing promoter.His boxing promoting company signed world champion boxers.[49]

The fifth film in the series, Rocky V, was supposed to be the final one.It received negative reviews and was considered a box office disappointment.50

Oscar was a critical and box office failure.He was in Roger Spottiswoode's action comedy Stop!It was a critical and box office disaster.Rumors that Arnold Schwarzenegger was interested in the lead caused Stallone to sign onto the film.He said that he faked interest in starring for producers because he knew the script was bad.[52]

He made a comeback in 1993 with Renny Harlin's action movie Cliffhanger.It was a success in the US, grossing US$84 million, and it was also a huge success around the world.He starred in a film called Demolition Man, which was directed by Marco Brambilla, and was co- starring withWesley Snipes.The film has an approval rating of 60 percent, based on 42 reviews, with an average of 10.A better-than-average sci-fi shoot-em-up with a satirical undercurrent, Demolition Man is supported by strong performances by Sly, Snipes, and Bullock.The film opened at No.There is a box office.By the end of its box office run in North America, Demolition Man had made over $60 million.61

His string of hits continued with 1994's The Specialist co-starring Sharon Stone and directed by Luis Llosa, which opened in the U.S. on October 7.The film was a commercial success despite the negative reception.In its opening weekend, it made more than 14 million dollars at the box office and ended up making back its budget with over 120 million.[65]

He played the title character in the 1995 science fiction action film Judge Dredd.The domestic box office disappointment of Judge Dredd, which cost almost US$100 million and barely made its budget back, was saved by his overseas appeal.Despite the film's poor box office performance, Stallone signed a three-picture deal with Universal Pictures for $60 million, making him the second star after Jim Carrey to receive $20 million per film.He didn't receive a payment because the deal expired without him making any films.66

He was in two thrillers that year, one with Antonio Banderas and the other with Julianne Moore.A short comedy film called "Your Studio and You" was commissioned by the Seagram Company for a party celebrating their acquisition of Universal Studios.The subtitles translate what Sly is saying in his voice.The narrator calms him with a wine cooler and calls him "brainiac" as he starts yelling about how they can use his Balboa character.Stallone said, "Thank you very much."He looked at the wine cooler and exclaimed, "Stupid cheap studio!"[67]

In 1996, he starred in the disaster film Daylight as a disgraced former emergency services chief who tries to save survivors of an underground tunnel explosion.Daylight did better overseas than it did at the domestic box office, grossing a total of $158 million worldwide.[68]

In 1997 he was cast against type as an overweight sheriff in Cop Land, which starred Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta.The film was well received and was nominated for an award.

The computer-animated film Antz was a big hit in 1998 and he did voice-over work for it.

The film Get Carter, a remake of the 1971 British film, was poorly received by both critics and audiences.After his films D-Tox and Avenging Angelo were failures, his career fell off a cliff.

In 2003 he played a villainous role in the third Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, which was a huge box office success and made almost US$200 million worldwide.The 2003 French film Taxi 3 had a brief appearance by Stallone as a passenger.The neo-noir crime drama Shade, which was only released in a limited fashion but was praised by critics, was Stallone's supporting role.He was attached to star and direct a film called Rampart Scandal, which was to be about the murder of rappers The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.The Los Angeles Police Department had a corruption scandal.It was later renamed Notorious.71

He was a co-presenter of The Contender with Sugar Ray Leonard.He appeared in two episodes of Las Vegas that year.The person who offered Hogan the role in Rocky III was also the one who inducted him into the WWE Hall of Fame.In August, Stallone released his book Sly Moves which claimed to be a guide to fitness and nutrition as well as a candid insight into his life and works from his own perspective.There were many photographs of Stallone in the book, as well as pictures of him doing exercises.

After a three-year hiatus from films, Stallone returned in 2006 with the sixth edition of his successful Rocky series, which was a critical and commercial hit.After the disappointing box office performance of the previous movie in the series, Sly decided to write, direct and star in a sixth movie.The domestic box office brought in US$70.3 million.The budget was US$ 24 million.His performance in Rocky Balboa received mostly positive reviews.The Death Wish remake began when Stallone announced that he would be directing and starring in a remake of the 1974 film.Instead of Charles Bronson being an architect, my version would have him as a very good cop who had incredible success without ever using his gun.He was thrown into a moral dilemma when the attack on his family happened.He told the publication that he was no longer involved.In an interview with MTV in 2009, he stated that he was considering the project again.The role went to Bruce Willis.

Sly Water is an upscale bottled water brand.[78]

The fourth movie in the Rambo franchise was titled simply Rambo and was released in 2008.The film opened in 2,751 theaters on January 25, 2008 and made US$6,490,000 on its opening day.The box office had a budget of $50 million.

In July 2009, he played himself in a Bollywood movie.[80]

The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced on December 7, 2010 that Sly was voted into the non-participant category.The Expendables was written, directed and starred by Stallone that year.The movie was released on August 13, 2010.He was joined in the film by fellow action stars, as well as Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke, Randy Couture, Eric Roberts, and Stone Cold Steve Austin.In its opening weekend, the movie took US$34,825,135.There is one in the US box office.It was the biggest opening weekend in Stallone's career.O2 Filmes, a Brazilian company, said in the summer of 2010 that it was still owed US$2 million for its work on the film.In Kevin James' comedy Zookeeper, Stallone provided the voice of a lion.

The sequel to The Expendables received a positive critical reception as opposed to the original.The ensemble cast included returning cast members from the first film, as well as Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris.The Broadway musical adaptation of Rocky was co-written by Stallone.

Bullet to the Head was directed by Walter Hill and was based on a French graphic novel.He was in Escape Plan and Grudge Match, both starring Robert De Niro, which was reminiscent of the Rocky franchise.The project of an English-language remake of the Spanish film No Rest for the Wicked was put on hold.Homefront was written by Stallone that year.

The Expendables 3 was released on August 15, 2014).The returning ensemble cast added more than one person.The lowest-grossing film in the series was negatively received by both audiences and critics.[89]

Creed was a spin-off film that starred Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed, who became a professional boxer.The film was directed by Ryan Coogler.For the seventh time in a span of 40 years, Sly's portrayal of the character received widespread praise and awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting actor and his third Academy Award nomination.

In the summer of 2017, Stallone appeared in a movie.Starhawk is the leader of a Ravagers group.He co-stars in Escape Plan 2: Hades with Dave Bautista.Escape Plan 3: Devil's Station began immediately after he announced it on his social media page.In July, Stallone announced that he had finished a script for a sequel to Creed, with a plot including the return of Ivan Drago.In 1992, Stallone was featured in a documentary about John G.There is a person named Avildsen.93

Creed II went into production in March of last year.Before Steven Caple Jr. was named the film's director, Stallone was supposed to direct.Creed II was released in the United States by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.The film opened to $35.3 million in its opening weekend, making it the biggest live-action release over Thanksgiving ever.95 and 96.

In an interview with Variety, Stallone said that a sequel to Rocky is in the works."Negotiations are underway for Sly to write and star in the feature, and we're very high on it," said producer Irwin Winkler.We're anxious to make it.The plot of the movie would be about a young fighter befriending a older fighter who is an immigrant.A young angry person is stuck in this country when he comes to see his sister.They end up south of the border after he takes him into his life.It's very timely."Sylvester said that."There are ongoing discussions about a Rocky prequel television series, which he hopes will land on a streaming service, and the series will likely follow a young Rocky Balboa as a professional boxing hopeful."There was some conflict there, yes," said the producer, who was hesitant on making the series.He didn't see "Rocky" as being translated for cable, so there was a big bone of contention.40 Years of Rocky is a documentary about the making of the original Rocky.The documentary features behind-the-scenes footage from the film.[99]

In March of last year, Stallone and Aftergood formed a film studio named Balboa Production, where he will serve as co-producer for each project.The studio signed a multi-year collaboration deal with Starlight Culture Entertainment.Adrian Grnberg was confirmed as the director of Rambo 5 in August of last year.Rambo: Last Blood began filming in September of 2018, with a script co-written by Stallone, who reprised his role as Vietnam War veteran John Rambo.Rambo goes to Mexico to rescue a family friend's daughter.The film made $18.9 million in its opening weekend, making it the best debut of the franchise.The film made $91 million against a production budget of $50 million.

BalboaProductions has an extensive production slate following the releases of Creed II and Rambo V: Last Blood.Jack "Galveston Giant" Johnson was the first African-American to win a boxing title.The project was announced after a posthumous pardon from US President Donald Trump.The script for Samaritan was written by Bragi Schut and will star Sly in the title role.Rambo V: Last Blood was supposed to be the basis for the film adaptation of Hunter.Nathaniel Hunter is a professional tracker who is hired to hunt a half-human beast created as an experiment of a secret agency.The studio has yet to hire a writer.A feature-length adaptation of the biographical novel Ghost: My Thirty Years as an FBI Undercover Agent is in the works, though there is no screenwriter attached to the project yet.Max Adams, a retired Army Ranger, is writing a film about black ops troops.

The series adaptation of Charles Sailor's Second Son is being written by Rob Williams, and is part of the television production slate.[108]

There are plans for a fourth film in the Expendables series.The sequel to 1993's Demolition Man is in the works, according to Stallone.We are working with Warner Brothers.It's looking great.That is going to happen.[115]

He has been working on a script for years to make a film about the life of the author.The Lion's Game is a novel that Stallone would like to adapt.

The third man in history to receive two nominations for best actor and best screenplay was Sly Stallone for the first Rocky.He wrote and took on the leading role in the film.John Rambo, Barney Ross, and Rocky Balboa are just a few of the recurring roles that Stallone has played.While taking on the task of directing four of the sequels, he wrote and starred in all six Rocky films.The first three and fifth installments of the Rambo franchise were co-written and directed by Sly.The first Expendables film was written and directed by Sly.Sly directed, starred and wrote in Alley Paradise.Staying Alive is a sequel to Saturday Night Fever, which John Travolta starred in.The writer and actor wrote and starred in two films.F.I.S.T., Over the Top, Cliffhanger, and Creed II were all written and starred by Stallone.

In February 2008, he was asked which of the icons he would rather be remembered for, and he said that Rocky was his first baby.He said that Rambo could be seen as the "unconscious" of the same character as Rocky.[113]

In some of his films, he has sung.He sang "Too Close to Paradise" for Paradise Alley, with the music provided by Bill Conti, who recorded the famous "Gonna Fly Now" theme for his Academy Award-nominated film, Rocky (1976).1 hit.As they lay in bed, Sly and Adrian sang "Take Me Back" to one another.Frank had a small role in the original Rocky and was the first to perform the song."Drinkenstein" was one of the songs that Stallone sang with his co-star and actual country music star, Dolly Parton.At the height of his career, he performed two songs on The Muppet Show.Sly and Robert De Niro performed "The Star Spangled Banner" together in Grudge Match, the last time they sang in a film.[118]

He has been married three times.On December 28, 1974, he married his wife.They had two sons, one who died of heart disease at the age of 36 and the other who was diagnosed with autism at an early age.February 14, 1985 is when the couple divorced.The couple wed on December 15, 1985 in Beverly Hills, California.Their marriage and divorce were widely reported by the tabloid press.In May 1997, Stallone wed Jennifer Flavin, with whom he has three daughters named Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet.His daughters were chosen to share the role of Golden Globe Ambassador.[122]

Frank contributed the theme songs to Rambo: First Blood Part II and Staying Alive.Frank's song "Far From Over" was a hit in 1983.Frank has played a street corner singer and contributed songs in a number of films, most notably in the Rocky films.

In the early 1990s, Stallone was engaged to model for Dickinson.Dickinson gave birth to her daughter in February 1994 and ended her relationship with Stallone via FedEx.It was reported that Stallone was the father of the child.When it was discovered that he wasn't the father of her daughter, they split up.In 1995 Stallone was briefly engaged to model Angie Everhart before rekindling his relationship with Flavin.[125]

The president of the University of Miami granted him a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1999 after he was accepted in exchange for his remaining college credits.126

Customs officials in Australia discovered 48 pieces of synthetic human growth hormone in Stallone's luggage.On May 15, 2007, Stallone pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of a controlled substance.[128]

On August 26, 2012 Stallone's half-sister, Toni Ann Filiti, died of lung cancer.She died at their mother's Santa Monica home.[129]

The Board of Governors of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center gave the Heart of Hollywood Award to Stallone.[131]

He was close to Joe Spinell.During the shooting of their final collaboration, they had a falling out.[134]

With a willingness to do the majority of his own stunts, and being known for physically demanding roles, Stallone has suffered various injuries during his acting career.He broke his finger trying to save a penalty kick in Escape to Victory.He told Lundgren to punch him in the chest.He said that he was in intensive care for four days.It's stupid!He broke his neck while filming a fight scene with Steve Austin for The Expendables.[136]

In February 2001, an exotic dancer named Margie Carr filed a lawsuit against Stallone accusing him of rape while at a Santa Monica fitness center where they both worked out on February 26, 2000.The lawyer said she sold the story to Globe a month before the lawsuit.[137]

According to a report from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Stallone was accused of sexual assault by a 16-year-old girl while he was shooting a film in 1986.The teen said that Stallone forced her into a threesome with his bodyguard.A spokeswoman for Stallone denied the allegation.The ex-wife of Stallone came to his defense, saying that she was with him at the time of the alleged assault.David Mendenhall denied that he introduced Stallone to the girl in question.142

The woman accused Stallone of sexually abusing her at his Santa Monica office in the early 1990s.The claim was denied by Stallone.The accuser filed a report after the entertainment website didn't pick up the story.The actor had a consensual relationship with the accuser in 1987, according to his attorneys.The Santa Monica Police Department presented a sex crimes case against Stallone to a special prosecution task force for review, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney's office.In October of last year, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office decided not to charge Stallone for the alleged assault.The police report was filed regarding her lying.146

As his acting career progressed, he stopped going to church.When his daughter was sick in 1996, he became a strict Catholic and rediscovered his childhood faith.149

Pat Robertson interviewed Stallone in late 2006 on The 700 Club.In Hollywood, he had lost his way, but later put things in God's hands.150

He said in an interview that he was a spiritual man but not part of an organized church.[17]

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