Born in New York, New York, he studied drama at the University of Miami. Returning to New York he appeared in a few small off-Broadway plays. His first film roles were very small, including a pornographic film, and he did not break through until he starred in Rocky (1976), a film that he wrote and sold with the rider that he would be the lead. Stallone had two Academy Award nominations for Rocky. Unfortunately his attempts to expand his range floundered and he was forced to return to the Rocky franchise a number of times (1979, 1982, 1985, and 1990) to pay for the flops, he even tried his hand at directing as well as writing with II, III and Rocky IV. His only other early successes were as John Rambo in First Blood (1982) and its sequels. In the 1990s he had further box-office wins with a number of action movies, including Cliffhanger (1993, for which he wrote the screenplay), Demolition Man (1993) and Judge Dredd (1995). He still sought to expand his appeal with the low-budget Cop Land (1997) and a voice role in Antz (1998), but his $15 million plus pay-cheques are still only offered for more lively action roles. He also acted as the villain in the 2003 movie, Spy Kids 3-D.
Sylvester Stallone's sneer and slurred speech are the result of paralysis in the left side of his face caused by birth complications.
Sylvester Stallone has been married three times, to Brigitte Nielsen, Sasha Czack and Jennifer Flavin.
never recaptured the amazing credibility he
won initially with the critics after Rocky,
when Roger Ebert said he could be the next
Marlon Brando. He has been nominated a
record 30 times for the Golden Raspberry
Awards, usually in the "Worst Actor"
category, and has won 10 times. The Golden
Raspberry Award Foundation awarded him a
special "Worst Actor of the Century" award
Sylvester Stallone, 1970, 24 years old, in his first movie.His trademark sneer, lazy eyes, and slurred speech are the result of paralysis in the left side of his face caused by birth complications. While Stallone's "official" height has always been put at 5 feet 10 inches, he is actually believed by many, as first reported in Us Weekly magazine, to be only 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm).
Sylvester Stallone's family include former chart-topping singer Frank Stallone, his mother Jackie, who achieved fame in the middle 1990s as an astrologer and Sage Stallone, who played Rocky's son in 1990's Rocky V and in Stallone's 1996 Movie, Daylight. He is said to have an affair with Pamela Anderson.
Sylvester Stallone has been married three times, to Sasha Czack (1974-1985), Brigitte Nielsen (1985-1987), and Jennifer Flavin (1997-present). He has five children, sons Sage Moonblood and Seargeoh, who has autism (with Czack, born 1976 and 1979 respectively), and daughters Sophia Rose, Sistine Rose, and Scarlet Rose (with Flavin, born 1996, 1998, 2002 respectively).
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