Sylvester Stallone Biography

Sylvester Stallone Biography
Sylvester Stallone (birth name: Michael Sylvester Enzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946) is an American film actor. He achieved his greatest successes in a number of action films, notably the Rambo and Rocky series, in both of which he played a largely monosyllabic hero.

Biography

Sylvester Stallone Biography

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.

Stallone has 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 in 2000.

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).

Trivia

  • Not all of the films in which he's appeared are in the English language. He made a cameo appearance in the French film Taxi 3 where he spoke what appeared to be fluent French.
  • He was born on the same date as President George W. Bush.
  • In 2005, he inducted close friend Hulk Hogan into the WWE Hall of Fame




Film List

  • Rocky Balboa (late 2006 / early 2007) (currently filming)
  • Rambo IV (2006) (currently in pre-production) (also producer)
  • Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
  • Shade (2003)
  • Taxi 3 (2003) (cameo)
  • Avenging Angelo (2002)
  • D-Tox (2002) (released on DVD as Eye See You )
  • Driven (2001) (also writer)
  • Get Carter (2000)
  • Antz (1998) (voice)
  • Junket Whore (1998) (documentary)
  • The Good Life (1997)
  • Cop Land (1997)
  • An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997) (cameo)
  • Daylight (1996)
  • Your Studio and You (1995) (short subject)
  • Judge Dredd (1995)
  • Assassins (1995)
  • A Century of Cinema (1994) (documentary)
  • The Specialist (1994)
  • Cliffhanger (1993) (also writer)
  • Demolition Man (1993)
  • Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot! (1992)
  • Oscar (1991)
  • Rocky V (1990) (also writer)
  • Lock Up (1989)
  • Tango & Cash (1989)
  • Rambo III (1988) (also writer)
  • Over the Top (1987) (also writer)
  • Cobra (1986) (also writer)
  • Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) (also writer)
  • Rocky IV (1985) (also director and writer)
  • Rhinestone (1984) (also writer)
  • Staying Alive (1983) (cameo; also director, producer, and writer)
  • Rocky III (1982) (also director and writer)
  • First Blood (1982) (also writer)
  • Nighthawks (1981)
  • Escape To Victory (1981)
  • Rocky II (1979) (also director and writer)
  • F.I.S.T. (1978) (also writer)
  • Paradise Alley (1978) (also director and writer)
  • Cannonball (1976)
  • Rocky (1976) (also writer)
  • No Place to Hide (1975)
  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)
  • Capone (1975)
  • Death Race 2000 (1975)
  • Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
  • The Lords of Flatbush (1974) (also writer)
  • Bananas (1971)
  • Klute (1971)
  • Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)
  • Party at Kitty and Stud's (1970) aka Italian Stallion (Softcore)

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