Sylvester Stallone
Film actor, director, screenwriter and television presenter
Sylvester Stallone
Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, known as Sylvester Stallone and nicknamed Sly Stallone, is an American actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, film director and occasional painter. Stallone is known for his machismo and Hollywood action roles. Two of the notable characters he has portrayed are boxer Rocky Balboa and soldier John Rambo. The Rocky and Rambo franchises, along with several other films, strengthened his reputation as an actor and his box office earnings.
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Sylvester Stallone's Teenage Daughter Sistine Is A Bonafide Runway Model
Huffington Post - 4 days
No “Rocky” walk here!  Sylvester Stallone’s teenage daughter, Sistine, made her London Fashion Week debut walking for Topshop over the weekend. The IMG-signed model wore a backless purple dress with flowers on it and a cutout near her hip.  My first London Fashion Week show thank you so much @topshop for this incredible experience A post shared by SISTINE STALLONE (@sistinestallone) on Feb 19, 2017 at 12:21pm PST Her mother, former model Jennifer Flavin Stallone, and sister Sophia Rose also attended the show. Jennifer told Women’s Wear Daily that she was “so excited” about her daughter’s London Fashion Week debut.  “She’s got an amazing walk, she’s a total natural,” Jennifer said. “I mean, I couldn’t walk [as a model] to save my life so I don’t know where she got it from because it certainly wasn’t [Sylvester] or I.”  A few weeks ago, Sistine made her runway debut walking in Chanel, according to her Instagram:  What an ...
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Sons and Daughters of Stars Are Fashion's New Royalty
Yahoo News - about 1 month
From Lily-Rose Depp and Will Smith's daughter Willow -- the faces of Chanel -- to the Beckham boys and Sylvester Stallone's two daughters modelling for Dolce & Gabbana, celebrity offspring are luxury labels' new not-so-secret weapon. With their huge followings on social media and instant name-recognition, these millennials born in the limelight have become the perfect avatars for advertising campaigns. British actor Jude Law's daughter Iris is the new face of Burberry having followed her brother Rafferty in modelling, while the daughters of singer Lionel Richie, Cindy Crawford and even Bob Dylan's grandson have all embarked on catwalk careers.
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Everything You Need To Know Before Sunday's Golden Globes, Including Who Will Win
Huffington Post - about 2 months
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Sylvester Stallone reportedly to direct military drama starring Adam Driver
Fox News - about 2 months
After Sylvester Stallone reportedly passed on a job offer from Donald Trump to head the National Endowment for the Arts, he’s reportedly signed on to direct and star in a military drama with Adam Driver based on the 2015 best-seller “Tough as They Come.”
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You Could Have Bought A Ticket To Donald Trump's New Year's Eve Party
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Tickets were on sale for a lavish New Year’s Eve party that President-elect Donald Trump and his family are hosting at the Mar-a-Lago Club this weekend, which once again raises those thorny ethics question that have dogged Trump’s presidential transition. Mar-a-Lago sold the tickets, according to Politico reporter Kenneth Vogel. Since Trump himself owns the Palm Beach, Florida, resort, those sales profit him personally.  Simply buying a ticket could be seen as an effort to curry favor with the president-elect. Those seeking an in-person audience with him also had an incentive to buy since Trump will be there. So it’s probably no surprise that the tickets sold out. Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer gave reporters the news on a Friday press call. He also noted that more than 800 guests are expected, including actor Sylvester Stallone and music producer Quincy Jones. Trump has hosted similar star-studded New Year’s Eve parties at Mar-a-Lago many times in the p ...
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Sylvester Stallone on whether he would take NEA post
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Sylvester Stallone says he would decline arts job from Trump
LATimes - 2 months
Today in Entertainment: Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at 99; 'Rogue One' debut takes in $155 million Dec. 19, 2016, 8:15 a.m. Here's what's new and interesting in the world of entertainment and the arts today: Michelle Obama to Oprah: 'Now we're feeling what not having hope feels like' The cream of this year's...
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Sylvester Stallone considered for Trump administration?
Fox News - 2 months
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Prophets Among Philly's Homeless Population
Huffington Post - 3 months
While the reasons for homelessness are varied, the condition of the homeless can lead most to assume that the homeless are people without aspirations. While many people attribute homelessness to drugs or being lazy, it's usually something much more complex and very often has a component of mental illness. The homeless in 19th Century America were called many names: hobos, tramps and vagrants. In 1909, a man named Edwin Booth pretended to be unemployed and toured America's homeless shelters. Many of these shelters at that time were called Wayfarers' lodges. A writer named Kenneth L. Kusner notes in his book, Down and Out, on the Road: The Homeless in American History, that Brown in his research noted that these lodges had similar characteristics. (1) There was no pretense of bedding (2) The occupants covered themselves with their ragged overcoats (3) The food was almost inedible (4) In Kansas City, the breakfast was dry bread, stewed prunes and watered down coffee ...
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Demi Lovato Goes All 'Rocky' On Us, Knocks Out Sylvester Stallone
Huffington Post - 4 months
During her “break” from the spotlight, media and saying shady things about Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato has apparently been working on her fitness the Ronda Rousey way. On Wednesday, the pop star shared a video of herself sparring with Rocky himself, aka Sylvester Stallone, at the Unbreakable Performance Center in Los Angeles.  In the video, the two circle each other as Lovato, donning pink boxing gloves, throws a mean couple of punches in Stallone’s direction. The “Rambo” actor gets in a swing or two, but it’s Lovato who comes out on top with a jab that knocks him down.  Just knocking out Rocky (@officialslystallone) easy day at @unbreakableperformance.. #nobigdeal #boxingLEGEND #thenewcreed #ROXYBALBOA #Rockysdaughter #unthinkableatunbreakable A video posted by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on Nov 2, 2016 at 12:16pm PDT “I slipped! I slipped. I swear it was an accident,” Stallone jokingly tells the camera after he recovers from the fall.  The two q ...
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'Rambo' being rebooted without Sylvester Stallone
LATimes - 4 months
Today in Entertainment: Bob Dylan accepts Nobel Prize win and 'Rambo' will return without Sylvester Stallone Oct. 28, 2016, 4:05 p.m. Here's what's new and interesting in the world of entertainment and the arts today: 'Rambo' will return but without Sylvester StalloneBob Dylan finally responds...
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Republicans Are Having A Meltdown Over Bradley Cooper's Presence At The DNC
Huffington Post - 7 months
On Wednesday night, Bradley Cooper attended the Democratic National Convention in full-bearded glory. Of course, you already knew that because of the cameraman’s clearly evident love affair with the “American Sniper” actor. Politician does anything ... Bradley Cooper reaction shot! ... Nothing is happening ... Bradley Cooper reaction shot! ... Obama addresses the nation ... Bradley Cooper reaction shot! Cooper’s attendance with his model girlfriend, Irina Shayk, however, was not as well-received by a contingent of conservative Twitter users seemingly unable to discern the difference between real life and Hollywood films. The actor, of course, starred as U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in “American Sniper,” which, to no one’s surprise, became the go-to movie at conservative sleepovers.  But in his own life, Cooper is a tried-and-true Democrat, donating to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2008, as well as supporting Obamacare and the president’s gun safety initiatives.  In the most ...
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Netflix teams up with Sylvester Stallone for international reality show
CNN - 10 months
What would a reality TV show like "Survivor" look like on Netflix?
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What to Watch Wednesday
NYTimes - 11 months
“The Last Panthers” mines a criminal underworld; Sylvester Stallone backs a new competition; and Lifetime introduces “UnReal: The Faith Diaries.”
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sylvester Stallone
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 68
    In 2015, Stallone reprised his role as Rocky Balboa in a spin-off-sequel film, Creed, which focused on the son of his deceased friend/rival, Apollo Creed, becoming a boxer.
    More Details Hide Details The film, directed by Ryan Coogler, received critical acclaim. Portraying the iconic cinematic boxer for the seventh time, Stallone's portrayal of the character received widespread acclaim and accolades, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, and his third Academy Award nomination; this time for Best Supporting Actor. Stallone will also appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, scheduled for a 2017 release.
    He received critical raves, as well as his first Golden Globe Award and third Academy Award nomination, for reprising the role of Rocky Balboa in Ryan Coogler's 2015 film Creed.
    More Details Hide Details Stallone was born in New York City, the elder son of Frank Stallone, Sr. (1919–2011), a hairdresser and beautician, and Jacqueline "Jackie" Stallone (née Labofish), an astrologer, former dancer, and promoter of women's wrestling. Stallone's father was born in Gioia del Colle, Apulia, Italy, and immigrated to the United States in the 1930s. Stallone's mother is of half French (from Brittany) and half Jewish (from Soviet Union, Odessa) descent. His younger brother is actor and musician Frank Stallone. Complications his mother suffered during labor forced her obstetricians to use two pairs of forceps during his birth; misuse of these accidentally severed a nerve and caused paralysis in parts of Stallone's face. As a result, the lower left side of his face is paralyzed – including parts of his lip, tongue, and chin – an accident which has given Stallone his snarling look and slightly slurred speech. Stallone was baptized Catholic. Around the age of 4, Stallone was flat-footed and put in a tap dancing school by his mother. His father moved the family to Washington, D.C. in the early 1950s, where he opened a beauty school.
  • 2013
    Age 66
    Also in 2013, he starred in the action thriller Escape Plan, along with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Caviezel, and in the sports comedy Grudge Match alongside Robert De Niro.
    More Details Hide Details Stallone expressed interest in making a remake of the Spanish film No Rest for the Wicked and to star in a fifth Rambo film but both projects are now shelved. The Expendables 3, the third installment in the ensemble action film series was released on August 15, 2014. The returning ensemble cast also added Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford.
    In 2013, Stallone starred in the action film Bullet to the Head, directed by Walter Hill, based upon Alexis Nolent's French graphic novel Du Plomb Dans La Tete.
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  • 2010
    Age 63
    The Expendables was Stallone's big success of 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The movie, which was filmed during summer/winter 2009, was released on August 13, 2010. Stallone wrote, directed and starred in the movie. Joining him in the film were fellow action stars Jason Statham, Jet Li, and Dolph Lundgren, as well as Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke, Randy Couture, Eric Roberts, and Stone Cold Steve Austin, and cameos by fellow '80s action icons Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The movie took in its opening weekend, going straight in at No. 1 in the US box office. The figure marked the biggest opening weekend in Stallone's career. In summer 2010, Brazilian company O2 Filmes released a statement saying it was still owed more than million for its work on the film. A sequel, The Expendables 2 was released August 17, 2012, to a positive critical reception of 67% on Rotten Tomatoes, as opposed to the original's 41%. As well as returning cast members from the first film, the ensemble cast also included Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris.
  • 2008
    Age 61
    In 2008, Stallone endorsed Arizona Senator John McCain for that year's presidential election.
    More Details Hide Details This notwithstanding, he has been harshly criticized as hypocritical by conservatives for his "pro-" stance on gun control after a career portraying gun-toting celluloid heroes, and derided for supporting alleged "RINO" candidates.
    Asked in February 2008 which of the icons (Rocky or Rambo) he would rather be remembered for, Stallone said "it's a tough one, but Rocky is my first baby, so Rocky."
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 59
    After a three-year hiatus from films, Stallone made a comeback in 2006 with the sixth installment of his successful Rocky series, Rocky Balboa, which was a critical and commercial hit.
    More Details Hide Details After the critical and box office failure of the previous installment Rocky V, Stallone had decided to write, direct and star in a sixth installment which would be a more appropriate climax to the series. The total domestic box office came to .3 million (and million worldwide). The budget of the movie was only million. His performance in Rocky Balboa has been praised and garnered mostly positive reviews. Stallone's fourth installment of his other successful movie franchise is titled simply Rambo. The film opened in 2,751 theaters on January 25, 2008, grossing on its opening day and over its opening weekend. Its box office was worldwide with a budget of million.
  • 2005
    Age 58
    In 2005, Stallone also inducted wrestling icon Hulk Hogan, who appeared in Rocky III as a wrestler named Thunderlips, into the WWE Hall of Fame; Stallone was also the person who offered Hogan the cameo in Rocky III.
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    In 2005, he was the co-presenter, alongside Sugar Ray Leonard, of the NBC Reality television boxing series The Contender.
    More Details Hide Details That same year he also made a guest appearance in two episodes of the television series Las Vegas.
  • 2003
    Age 56
    Stallone also had a cameo appearance in the 2003 French film Taxi 3 as a passenger.
    More Details Hide Details Following several poorly reviewed box office flops, Stallone started to regain prominence for his supporting role in the neo-noir crime drama Shade (2003) which was only released in a limited fashion but was praised by critics. He was also attached to star and direct a film tentatively titled Rampart Scandal, which was to be about the murder of rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. and the surrounding Los Angeles Police Department corruption scandal. It was later titled Notorious but was shelved.
    In 2003, he played a villainous role in the third installment of the Spy Kids trilogy Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over which was a huge box office success (almost million worldwide).
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  • 2000
    Age 53
    In 2000, Stallone starred in the thriller Get Carter – a remake of the 1971 British Michael Caine film of the same name—but the film was poorly received by both critics and audiences.
    More Details Hide Details Stallone's career declined considerably after his subsequent films Driven (2001), Avenging Angelo (2002) and D-Tox (2002) also underachieved expectations to do well at the box office and were poorly received by critics.
  • 1998
    Age 51
    In 1998 he did voice-over work for the computer-animated film Antz, which was a big hit domestically.
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  • 1997
    Age 50
    In May 1997, Stallone married Jennifer Flavin, with whom he has three daughters: Sophia, Sistene, and Scarlet.
    More Details Hide Details After Stallone's request that his acting and life experiences be accepted in exchange for his remaining needed college credits to graduate, he was granted a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree by the president of the University of Miami, in 1999. In 2006, Stallone partnered with a beverage company producing an upscale bottled water brand called Sly Water. In 2007, customs officials in Australia discovered 48 vials of the synthetic human growth hormone Jintropin in his luggage. His 48-year-old half-sister, Toni Ann Filiti, died of lung cancer on August 26, 2012, six weeks after the death of his son, Sage. She died at their mother Jackie Stallone's Santa Monica home, after choosing to leave UCLA hospital. In the 2010s, Stallone started sporting tattoos on his shoulders, chest, and upper back to cover the scars he had accumulated over the years in action films. The first tattoo he had was a portrait of Flavin, followed by three roses representing their daughters. He first displayed these tattoos on-screen in The Expendables.
  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 49
    In 1996, he starred in the disaster film Daylight.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Stallone, along with an all-star cast of celebrities, appeared in the Trey Parker and Matt Stone short comedy film "Your Studio and You" commissioned by the Seagram Company for a party celebrating their acquisition of Universal Studios and the MCA Corporation. Stallone speaks in his Rocky Balboa voice with subtitles translating what he is saying. At one point, Stallone starts yelling about how can they use his Balboa character, that he left it in the past; the narrator calms him with a wine cooler and calling him "brainiac." In response, Stallone says, "Thank you very much." He then looks at the wine cooler and exclaims, "Stupid cheap studio!" Following his breakthrough performance in Rocky, critic Roger Ebert had stated that Stallone could become the next Marlon Brando, though he barely recaptured the critical acclaim achieved with Rocky. Stallone did go on to receive acclaim for his role in the crime drama Cop Land (1997), in which he starred alongside Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta. His performance led him to win the Stockholm International Film Festival Best Actor Award.
  • 1995
    Age 48
    In 1995, he played the futuristic character Judge Dredd (from the British comic book 2000 AD) in the eponymous film Judge Dredd.
    More Details Hide Details His overseas box office appeal saved the domestic box office disappointment of Judge Dredd, which cost almost million and barely made its budget back, with a worldwide tally of million. He also appeared in the thriller Assassins (1995) with Julianne Moore and Antonio Banderas.
  • 1994
    Age 47
    His string of hits continued with 1994's The Specialist (over million worldwide gross).
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  • 1993
    Age 46
    In 1993, he made a comeback with the hit Cliffhanger, which was a success in the US, grossing million, but even more successful worldwide, grossing million.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, he starred with Wesley Snipes in the futuristic action film Demolition Man, which grossed over million worldwide.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 38
    He married model and actress Brigitte Nielsen on December 15, 1985, in Beverly Hills, California.
    More Details Hide Details Stallone and Nielsen's marriage, which lasted two years, and their subsequent divorce, were highly publicized by the tabloid press.
    The couple divorced on February 14, 1985.
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    It was around 1985 that Stallone was signed to a remake of the 1939 James Cagney classic Angels With Dirty Faces.
    More Details Hide Details The film would form part of his multi-picture deal with Cannon Pictures and was to co-star Christopher Reeve and be directed by Menahem Golan. The re-making of such a beloved classic was met with disapproval by Variety and horror by top critic Roger Ebert. Cannon opted to make Cobra instead. Cobra (1986) and the buddy cop action film Tango & Cash (1989), the latter alongside Kurt Russell, did solid business domestically and blockbuster business overseas, grossing over million in foreign markets and over million worldwide. The 1990s began with Stallone starring in the fifth installment of the Rocky franchise, Rocky V. This film brought back the original film's director John G. Avildsen. It was considered a box office disappointment. He attempted the comedy genre, starring in two comedies during the early 1990s, the critical and commercial disasters Oscar (1991) and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992).
  • 1984
    Age 37
    During this time period, Stallone cultivated a strong overseas following. He also attempted, albeit unsuccessfully, roles in different genres. In 1984 he co-wrote and starred alongside Dolly Parton in the comedy film Rhinestone where he played a wannabe country music singer.
    More Details Hide Details For the Rhinestone soundtrack, he performed a song. In 1987 he starred in the family drama Over the Top as a struggling trucker who tries to make amends with his estranged son. These films did not do well at the box office and were poorly received by critics.
  • 1981
    Age 34
    In 1981 he starred alongside Michael Caine in Escape to Victory, a sports drama in which he plays a prisoner of war involved in a Nazi propaganda soccer game.
    More Details Hide Details That same year he starred in the thriller Nighthawks, in which he plays a New York city cop who plays a cat and mouse game with a foreign terrorist, played by Rutger Hauer. Stallone launched another major franchise success, starring as Vietnam veteran John Rambo, a former Green Beret, in the action-war film First Blood (1982). The first installment of Rambo 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. Three Rambo sequels, Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rambo III (1988) and Rambo (2008), followed. He also continued his box office success with the Rocky franchise and wrote, directed, and starred in two more sequels to the series: Rocky III (1982) and Rocky IV (1985). Stallone has portrayed these two characters in a total of eleven films. In preparation for these roles, Stallone embarked upon a vigorous training regimen which often meant six days a week in the gym and further sit ups in the evenings. Stallone claims to have reduced his body fat percentage to his all-time low of 2.8% for Rocky III. Stallone met former Mr. Olympia Franco Columbu to develop the appearance for Rocky IV and Rambo II films, just as if he were preparing for the Mr. Olympia competition.
  • 1979
    Age 32
    In 1979 he wrote, directed and starred in the sequel to his 1976 hit: Rocky II (replacing John G. Avildsen, who won an Academy Award for directing the first film), which also became a major success, grossing million.
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  • 1978
    Age 31
    Stallone's debut as a director came in 1978 with Paradise Alley, which he also wrote and starred in.
    More Details Hide Details In addition, he directed Staying Alive, the sequel to Saturday Night Fever, along with Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky Balboa, and Rambo. In August 2005, 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. The book also contained many photographs of Stallone throughout the years as well as pictures of him performing exercises. In addition to writing all six Rocky films, Stallone also wrote Cobra, Driven, and Rambo. He has co-written several other films, such as F.I.S.T., Rhinestone, Over the Top, and the first three Rambo films. His last major success as a co-writer came with 1993's Cliffhanger. In addition, Stallone has continued to express his passion in directing a film on Edgar Allan Poe's life, a script he has been preparing for years.
    Following the success of Rocky, Stallone made his directorial debut and starred in the 1978 film Paradise Alley, a family drama in which he played one of three brothers who enter the world of wrestling.
    More Details Hide Details That same year he starred in Norman Jewison's F.I.S.T., a social drama in which he plays a warehouse worker, very loosely modeled on James Hoffa, who becomes involved in the labor union leadership.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 28
    On March 24, 1975, Stallone saw the Muhammad Ali–Chuck Wepner fight.
    More Details Hide Details That night Stallone went home, and after three days and 20 straight hours, he had written the script, but Stallone subsequently denied that Wepner provided any inspiration for it. Other possible inspirations for the film may have included Rocky Graziano's autobiography Somebody Up There Likes Me, and the movie of the same name. Wepner filed a lawsuit which was eventually settled with Stallone for an undisclosed amount. Stallone attempted to sell the script to multiple studios, with the intention of playing the lead role himself. Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff became interested and offered Stallone for the rights, but had their own casting ideas for the lead role, including Robert Redford and Burt Reynolds. Stallone refused to sell unless he played the lead character and eventually, after a substantial budget cut to compromise, it was agreed he could be the star.
    In 1975, he played supporting roles in Farewell, My Lovely; Capone; and Death Race 2000.
    More Details Hide Details He made guest appearances on the TV series Police Story and Kojak. Stallone gained worldwide fame with his starring role in the smash hit Rocky (1976).
  • 1974
    Age 27
    Stallone has been married three times. At age 28, on December 28, 1974, he married Sasha Czack from Pennsylvania.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had two sons, Sage Moonblood (May 5, 1976 – July 13, 2012), who died of heart disease at age 36, and Seargeoh (b. 1979). His younger son was diagnosed with autism at an early age.
    He had his second starring role in The Lords of Flatbush, in 1974.
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  • 1970
    Age 23
    In 1970, Stallone appeared in the film No Place to Hide, which was re-cut and retitled Rebel, the second version featuring Stallone as its star.
    More Details Hide Details After the style of Woody Allen's What's Up, Tiger Lily?, this film, in 1990, was re-edited from outtakes from the original movie and newly shot matching footage, then redubbed into an award-winning parody of itself titled A Man Called... Rainbo. Stallone's other first few film roles were minor, and included brief uncredited appearances in Woody Allen's Bananas (1971) as a subway thug, in the psychological thriller Klute (1971) as an extra dancing in a club, and in the Jack Lemmon film The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975) as a youth. In the Lemmon film, Jack Lemmon's character chases, tackles and mugs Stallone, thinking that Stallone's character is a pickpocket.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Age 7
    His mother opened a women's gymnasium called Barbella's in 1954.
    More Details Hide Details Stallone's parents divorced when Sylvester was nine, and he eventually lived with his mother. When Stallone was 16, he scored poorly in school and his mother got him a summer job at her beauty salon. He attended Notre Dame Academy and Lincoln High School in Philadelphia, and Charlotte Hall Military Academy, prior to attending Miami Dade College and the University of Miami. While he was in Switzerland, Stallone started his career in films, with a minor role as a man eating in a diner, in the sports drama, Downhill Racer; Stallone was not credited for this appearance. Stallone had his first starring role in the soft core pornography feature film The Party at Kitty and Stud's (1970). He was paid for two days' work. Stallone later explained that he had done the film out of desperation after being evicted from his apartment and finding himself homeless for several days. He has also said that he slept three weeks in the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City prior to seeing a casting notice for the film. In the actor's words, "it was either do that movie or rob someone, because I was at the end – the very end – of my rope". The film was released several years later as Italian Stallion, in order to cash in on Stallone's newfound fame (the new title was taken from Stallone's nickname since Rocky and a line from the film).
  • 1946
    Born
    Born on July 6, 1946.
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