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Common misspelling: Silvester Stallonel; Sylvester Stalone

 

Given Name

Date of Birth

Birth Place

Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone

July 6, 1946

New York City, New York

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SYLVESTER STALLONE BIOGRAPHY

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Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (pronounced /stəˈloʊn/; born July 6, 1946), commonly known as Sylvester Stallone, and nicknamed Sly Stallone,[2] is an American actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, film director and occasional painter.[3] Stallone is known for his machismo and Hollywood action roles. Two of the notable characters he has portrayed include 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.

 

Stallone's film Rocky was inducted into the National Film Registry as well as having its film props placed in the Smithsonian Museum. Stallone's use of the front entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Rocky series led the area to be nicknamed the Rocky Steps. Philadelphia has a statue of his Rocky character placed permanently near the museum, on the right side before the steps. It was announced on December 7, 2010 that Stallone was voted into boxing's Hall of Fame.[4]

 

****

Background

Born Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone[1]

July 6, 1946 (1946-07-06) (age 65)

New York City, New York, U.S.

Occupation Actor, director, screenwriter

Years active 1970–present

Spouse Sasha Czack (m. 1974–1985)

Brigitte Nielsen (m. 1985–1987)

Jennifer Flavin (m. 1997)

Children Sage, Seargeoh, Sophia, Sistine, Scarlet

Parents Frank Stallone Sr.

Jackie Stallone

Relatives Frank Stallone (brother)

Website

http://www.sylvesterstallone.com

****

 

Early life

 

Sylvester Stallone was born Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone[1][5] in New York City, the elder son of Frank Stallone, Sr., a hairdresser, and Jackie Stallone (born Jacqueline Labofish), an astrologer, former dancer, and promoter of women's wrestling. His younger brother is actor and musician Frank Stallone. Stallone's father was born in Gioia del Colle, Apulia, Italy, and emigrated to the United States as a child.[6] Stallone's mother is of half Russian Jewish and half French descent.[7][8]

 

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.[9][10] 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.[10] Stallone was baptized and raised Catholic.[11] He spent his first five years in Hell's Kitchen, bouncing between foster homes while his parents endured a troubled marriage.[citation needed] His father, a beautician, moved the family to Washington, D.C., where he opened a beauty school. His mother opened a women's gymnasium called Barbella's in 1954.[12] His parents divorced when he was nine, and he eventually lived with his mother.[10] He attended Notre Dame Academy and Lincoln High School in Philadelphia.[13] He attended Charlotte Hall Military Academy prior to attending Miami Dade College.[14]

 

Hollywood career

 

When Stallone was nearly broke in New York, barely $50 to his name, he sold the script to Paradise Alley for $100.[15]

 

Italian Stallion and Score

 

Stallone had his first starring role in the soft core pornography feature film The Party at Kitty and Stud's (1970). He was paid US$200 for two days' work.[16] 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 New York City Port Authority bus station prior to seeing a casting notice for the film.[16] 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".[17] The film was released several years later as Italian Stallion, in order to cash in on Stallone's new found fame (the new title was taken from Stallone's nickname since Rocky and a line from the film).

 

Stallone also starred in the erotic off-Broadway stage play Score which ran for 23 performances at the Martinique Theatre from October 28 – November 15, 1971 and was later made into a film by Radley Metzger.

 

Early film roles, 1970–1975

 

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. 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.[18] Again starring Stallone, this self-parody was directed by David Casci and produced by Jeffrey Hilton. A Man Called...Rainbo won Silver Awards at the Chicago International Film Festival and Worldfest – Houston, and was featured on Entertainment Tonight along with its credited star, Sylvester Stallone. It received a Thumbs-Up on Siskel & Ebert, and was recommended by Michael Medved on the popular movie review show, Sneak Previews.

 

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. He had his second starring role in The Lords of Flatbush, in 1974.[10] In 1975, he played supporting roles in Farewell, My Lovely; Capone; and Death Race 2000. He made guest appearances on the TV series Police Story and Kojak.

 

Success with Rocky, 1976

 

Stallone gained worldwide fame with his starring role in the smash hit Rocky (1976).[10] On March 24, 1975, Stallone saw the Muhammad Ali–Chuck Wepner fight, which inspired the foundation idea of Rocky. That night Stallone went home, and after three days,[19] 20 straight hours[15] he had written the script for Rocky. After that, he tried to sell the script with the intention of playing the lead role.[10] Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler in particular liked the script.[citation needed] Stallone was offered increasingly larger fees to sell the script and allow a different actor to star in the film, but he turned the offers down until the studio agreed to let Stallone himself play the role.[10] Rocky was nominated for ten Academy Awards, including Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay nominations for Stallone. The film went on to win the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Film Editing.[20]

 

Rocky, Rambo, and new film roles, 1978–1989

 

The sequel Rocky II, which Stallone had also written and directed (replacing John G. Avildsen, who won an Academy Award for directing the first film), was released in 1979, and also became a major success,[10] grossing $200 million.

 

Apart from the Rocky series, Stallone starred in many other films in the late 1970s and early 1980s which were critically acclaimed but were not successful at the box office. He received critical praise for films such as F.I.S.T. (1978), a social, epic styled drama in which he plays a warehouse worker, very loosely modeled on James Hoffa, who becomes involved in the labor union leadership, and Paradise Alley (1978), a family drama in which he plays one of three brothers who is a con artist and who helps his other brother who is involved in wrestling. Stallone made his directorial debut directing Paradise Alley.

 

In the early 1980s, he starred alongside British veteran Michael Caine in Escape to Victory (1981), a sports drama in which he plays a prisoner of war involved in a Nazi propaganda soccer game. Stallone then made the action thriller film Nighthawks (1981), 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).[10] 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. Two Rambo sequels, Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) and Rambo III (1988), followed. Although box office hits, they met with much less critical praise than the original.[citation needed] 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 ten 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 gotten his body fat percentage down to his all time low of 2.8% for Rocky III.[21]

 

It was during this time period that Stallone's work cultivated a strong overseas following. He also attempted, albeit unsuccessfully, roles in different genres when he co-wrote and starred in the comedy film Rhinestone (1984) where he played a wannabe country music singer and the drama film Over the Top (1987) where he played a struggling trucker who, after the death of his wife, tries to make amends with his son who he left behind years earlier. His son does not think too highly of him until he sees him compete in a nation-wide arm wrestling competition. For the Rhinestone soundtrack, he performed a song. These films did not do well at the box office and were poorly received by critics. It was around 1985 that Stallone was signed to a remake of the 1939 James Cagney classic Angels With Dirty Faces. 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 Magazine and horror by top critic Roger Ebert and so Cannon opted to make Cobra instead. Cobra (1986) and Tango and Cash (1989) did solid business domestically but overseas they did blockbuster business grossing over $100 million in foreign markets and over $160 million worldwide.

 

1990–2002

 

With the then-recent success of Lock Up[citation needed] and Tango and Cash at the start of the 1990s, Stallone starred in the fifth installment of the Rocky franchise, Rocky V, which was considered a box office disappointment and was also disliked by fans as an unworthy entry in the series.[citation needed]

 

After starring in the critical and commercial disasters Oscar (1991) and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) during the early 90s, he made a comeback in 1993 with the hit Cliffhanger, which was a success in the U.S., grossing $84 million, but even more successful worldwide, grossing $171 million, for a total over US$255 million. Later that year, he starred with Wesley Snipes in the futuristic action film Demolition Man, which grossed in excess of $158 million worldwide. His string of hits continued with 1994's The Specialist (over $170 million worldwide gross).

 

In 1995, he played the comic book-based title character Judge Dredd, which was taken from the British comic book 2000 AD in the film of the same name. His overseas box office appeal saved the domestic box office disappointment of Judge Dredd, which cost almost $100 million and barely made its budget back, with a worldwide tally of $113 million. He also appeared in the thriller Assassins (1995), with Julianne Moore and Antonio Banderas. In 1996, he starred in the disaster film Daylight, which was not very successful in the US, but grossed $126 million overseas.[citation needed]

 

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!"[22]

 

Following his breakthrough performance in Rocky, critic Roger Ebert had stated that Stallone could become the next Marlon Brando, though he never recaptured the critical acclaim achieved with Rocky. Stallone did go on to receive much acclaim for his role in the low-budget crime drama Cop Land (1997), in which he starred alongside Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta, but the film was only a minor success at the box office.[citation needed] His performance led him to win the Stockholm International Film Festival Best Actor Award. In 1998 he did voice-over work for the computer-animated film Antz, which was a big hit domestically.

 

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. 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.

 

2003–2005

 

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 $200 million worldwide). Stallone also had a cameo appearance in the 2003 French film Taxi 3 as a passenger.

 

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.[23] 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.[24] It was later titled Notorious but was shelved.[25]

 

In 2005, he was the co-presenter, alongside Sugar Ray Leonard, of the NBC Reality television boxing series The Contender. That same year he also made a guest appearance in two episodes of the television series Las Vegas. 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.[26]

 

Revisiting Rocky and Rambo, 2006–2008

 

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. 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 $70.3 million (and $155.7 million worldwide).[27] The budget of the movie was only $24 million. His performance in Rocky Balboa has been praised and garnered mostly positive reviews.[28]

 

Stallone's fourth installment of his other successful movie franchise, Rambo, with the sequel being titled simply Rambo. The film opened in 2,751 theaters on January 25, 2008, grossing $6,490,000 on its opening day and $18,200,000 over its opening weekend. Its box office was $113,244,290 worldwide with a budget of $50 million.

 

Asked in February 2008 which of the icons he would rather be remembered for, Stallone said "it's a tough one, but Rocky is my first baby, so Rocky."[29]

 

Other film work

 

Stallone's debut as a director came in 1978 with Paradise Alley, which he also wrote and starred in. 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. In July 2009, he appeared in a cameo in the Bollywood movie Kambakkht Ishq where he played himself.[30] Stallone also provided the voice of a lion in Kevin James's comedy Zookeeper. Stallone has also mentioned that he would like to adapt a Nelson DeMille novel, The Lion's Game and James Byron Huggin's novel Hunter, which Stallone had the film rights for several years and originally planned to use the plot from Hunter for Rambo V. In 2009, Stallone expressed interest in starring in a remake of Charles Bronson's 1974 movie Death Wish.[31]

 

2010 onwards

 

The Expendables was Stallone's big success of 2010. The movie, which was filmed during summer/winter 2009, was released on August 13, 2010. Stallone wrote, directed and stars in the movie. Joining him in the film were fellow action stars Jason Statham, Jet Li, and Dolph Lundgren plus Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke, Randy Couture, Eric Roberts, and Stone Cold Steve Austin as well as much anticipated cameos for fellow '80s action icons Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Due to the overwhelmingly positive reaction to early test footage and trailers, producer Avi Lerner has reported that there is already talk of making two more sequels, or at least some sort of a longer franchise, based on the members of the team.[32] The movie took $34,825,135 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 35 year career.[33] In summer 2010, Brazilian company O2 Filmes released a statement saying it was still owed more than $2 million US for its work on the film.[34] Stallone stars on the action film Bullet to the Head, directed by Walter Hill based upon Alexis Nolent's French graphic novel Du Plomb Dans La Tete.[35] The highly anticipated sequel to The Expendables, The Expendables 2 is scheduled for release on August 17, 2012.[36]

 

Tobacco promotion

 

In 1983, Stallone entered into an agreement with Associated Film Promotions, Inc. representing their client, cigarette manufacturer Brown & Williamson Corp., to use or place B&W products in five of his feature films.[37] In exchange, Stallone was paid a total of $500,000, disbursed as $250,000 up front and $50,000 "payable at the inception of production of each participating film." In the initial correspondences Stallone guaranteed that he would "use Brown and Williamson tobacco products in no less than five feature films"[38] but later, to be consistent with the character of Rocky Balboa, it was decided that "other leads will have product usage" in Rocky IV.[37] In 2002 documentation of the agreement was made publicly available through the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library at the University of California, San Francisco.[39]

 

Personal life

 

Stallone has been married three times. At age 28, on December 28, 1974, he married Sasha Czack. The couple had two sons, Sage Moonblood (b. May 5, 1976) and Seargeoh (b. 1979). His younger son was diagnosed with autism at an early age. The couple divorced on February 14, 1985. He married model and actress Brigitte Nielsen, on December 15, 1985, in Beverly Hills, California. Stallone and Nielsen's marriage, which lasted two years, and their subsequent divorce, were highly publicized by the tabloid press.[40][41][42] In May 1997, Stallone married Jennifer Flavin, with whom he has three daughters: Sophia Rose (b. August 27, 1996), Sistine Rose (b. June 27, 1998), and Scarlet Rose (b. May 25, 2002).[citation needed]

 

In 2007, he was caught in Australia with 48 vials of the synthetic human growth hormone Jintropin.[43]

 

After Stallone's request that his acting and life experiences be accepted in exchange for his remaining credits, he was granted a Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) degree by the President of the University of Miami in 1999.[44]

 

Stallone stopped going to church as his acting career progressed. He began to rediscover his childhood faith when his daughter was born ill in 1996, and is now a churchgoing Catholic.[45]

 

Since his appearance in Escape To Victory, Stallone has been a keen soccer fan, attending games involving the United States at various World Cups. He has also expressed his support for English club Everton, since attending a game in 2007 and then also when Everton played in the United States in 2009. Stallone supported Everton colours on both occasions and also sent the club a good luck message prior to the 2009 FA Cup final, which he expressed disappointment at being unable to attend. His team lost 1-2. [46] [47]

 

Injuries

 

Known for physically demanding roles, and his willingness to do a majority of his own stunts, Stallone has suffered numerous injuries during his acting career. For a scene in Rocky IV, he told Dolph Lundgren "Punch me as hard as you can in the chest." "Next thing I know, I was in intensive care at St. John’s Hospital for four days. It’s stupid!"[48] While filming a fight scene with actor Steve Austin in The Expendables, he broke his neck, which required the insertion of a metal plate.[49]

 

Filmography

 

Year

Film

Credited as

Role

Notes

Director

Producer

Writer

Actor

1970

The Party at Kitty and Stud's

 

 

 

Yes

Stud

 

No Place to Hide

 

 

 

Yes

Jerry Savage

 

1971

Bananas

 

 

 

Yes

Subway Thug No.1

Uncredited

Klute

 

 

 

Yes

Discothèque Patron

Uncredited

1974

The Lords of Flatbush

 

 

Yes

Yes

Stanley Rosiello

Writer (additional dialogue)

1975

The Prisoner of Second Avenue

 

 

 

Yes

Youth in Park

 

Capone

 

 

 

Yes

Frank Nitti

 

Death Race 2000

 

 

 

Yes

Machine Gun Joe Viterbo

 

Mandingo

 

 

 

Yes

Young Man in Crowd

Uncredited (Scenes deleted)

Farewell, My Lovely

 

 

 

Yes

Jonnie

 

Police Story

 

 

 

Yes

Caddo

TV series (1 episode)

Kojak

 

 

 

Yes

Detective Rick Daly

1976

Cannonball

 

 

 

Yes

Mafioso

Uncredited

Rocky

 

 

Yes

Yes

Rocky Balboa

Writer

1978

F.I.S.T.

 

 

Yes

Yes

Johnny D. Kovak

Screenplay

Paradise Alley

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Cosmo Carboni

Director and Writer

1979

Rocky II

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Rocky Balboa

Director and Writer

1981

Nighthawks

 

 

 

Yes

Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva

 

Escape to Victory

 

 

 

Yes

Captain Robert Hatch

 

1982

Rocky III

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Rocky Balboa

Director and Writer

First Blood

 

 

Yes

Yes

Rambo

Screenplay

1983

Staying Alive

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Man on Street

Cameo; Uncredited, Director, Producer and Writer

1984

Rhinestone

 

 

Yes

Yes

Nick Martinelli

Screenplay

1985

Rambo: First Blood Part II

 

 

Yes

Yes

Rambo

Screenplay

1985

Rocky IV

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Rocky Balboa

Director and Writer

1986

Cobra

 

 

Yes

Yes

Lieutenant Marion 'Cobra' Cobretti

Screenplay

1987

Over the Top

 

 

Yes

Yes

Lincoln Hawk

Screenplay

1988

Rambo III

 

 

Yes

Yes

Rambo

Writer

1989

Lock Up

 

 

 

Yes

Frank Leone

 

Tango & Cash

 

 

 

Yes

Raymond 'Ray' Tango

 

1990

Rocky V

 

 

Yes

Yes

Rocky Balboa

Writer

1991

Oscar

 

 

 

Yes

Angelo 'Snaps' Provolone

 

1992

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

 

 

 

Yes

Sgt. Joe Bomowski

 

1993

Cliffhanger

 

 

Yes

Yes

Gabe Walker

Screenplay

Demolition Man

 

 

 

Yes

John Spartan

 

1994

The Specialist

 

 

 

Yes

Ray Quick

 

1995

Judge Dredd

 

 

 

Yes

Judge Joseph Dredd

 

Assassins

 

 

 

Yes

Robert Rath

 

Your Studio and You

 

 

 

Yes

Himself

 

1996

Daylight

 

 

 

Yes

Kit Latura

 

1997

The Good Life

 

 

 

Yes

Boss

not released

Men in Black

 

 

 

Yes

Alien on TV Monitors

Cameo; uncredited

Cop Land

 

 

 

Yes

Sheriff Freddy Heflin

 

1998

Antz

 

 

 

Yes

Weaver

Voice

An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn

 

 

 

Yes

Himself

 

2000

Get Carter

 

 

 

Yes

Jack Carter

 

2001

Driven

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Joe Tanto

Producer and Screenplay

2002

Liberty's Kids

 

 

 

Yes

Paul Revere

TV series (1 episode)

D-Tox

 

 

 

Yes

Jake Malloy

 

Avenging Angelo

 

 

 

Yes

Frankie Delano

 

2003

Taxi 3

 

 

 

Yes

Passenger to Airport

Cameo; Uncredited

Shade

 

 

 

Yes

Dean 'The Dean' Stevens

 

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

 

 

 

Yes

The Toymaker

 

2005

Las Vegas

 

 

 

Yes

Frank the Repairman

TV Series (2 episodes)

2006

Rocky Balboa

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Rocky Balboa

Director and Writer

2008

Rambo

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Rambo

Director and Writer

2009

Kambakkht Ishq

 

 

 

Yes

Himself

Cameo

2010

The Expendables

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

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2011

Zookeeper

 

 

 

Yes

Joe the Lion

Voice

2012

Bullet to the Head

 

 

 

Yes

Jimmy Bobo

 

2012

The Expendables 2

 

 

Yes

Yes

Barney Ross

 

 

References

 

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2.^ "Sly Stallone". Rottentomatoes.com. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/sylvester_stallone/biography.php. Retrieved September 4, 2010.

3.^ "Don't give up the day job... Sylvester Stallone tries his hand at fine art with mixed results". Daily Mail (UK). December 3, 2009. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1232958/Dont-day-job--Sylvester-Stallone-tries-hand-fine-art-mixed-results.html.

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8.^ Stewart, Will (April 11, 2009). "Rambo-ski – Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone's Russian secret". Daily Mail (London). http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1169252/Rambo-ski--Hollywood-star-Sylvester-Stallones-Russian-secret.html. Retrieved April 11, 2009.

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10.^ a b c d e f g h i Stated on Inside the Actors Studio, 1999

11.^ Hainey, Michael (September, 2010). "Yo.". GQ. http://www.gq.com/entertainment/celebrities/201009/sylvester-stallone-yo-michael-hainey-cop-land-rocky-rambo?currentPage=4. Retrieved December 30, 2010.

12.^ Sylvester Stallone, Sly Moves: My Proven Program to Lose Weight, Build Strength, Gian Will Power and Live Your Dream, Rogue Marble Productions, 2005, page 12

13.^ Birnbaum, Aspen. "Stallone, Sylvester (Sly)". Pabook libraries. http://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/palitmap/bios/Stallone__Sylvester.html. Retrieved 27 November 2011.

14.^ CHMA Alumni

15.^ a b As told to Tony Robbins

16.^ a b Total Film. United Kingdom. August 2010. p. 111.  Stallone: "I was broke and basically sleeping in the Port Authority bus station for three weeks straight. I read in a trade paper about this film [The Party at Kitty and Studs, 1970] that was paying $100 a day—for a $100 a day I would wreak havoc. Instead of doing something desperate, I worked for two days for $200 and got myself out of the bus station."

17.^ Sylvester Stallone interview, Playboy, September 1978

18.^ A Man Called...Rainbo at the Internet Movie Database

19.^ The Rocky Story by Sly Stallone

20.^ "Rocky Award Wins and Nominations". IMDb.com. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075148/awards. Retrieved May 21, 2010.

21.^ Muscle & Fitness, Sept, 2004 by Michael Berg

22.^ Your Studio and you (From Google Video)

23.^ "Shade at Rottentomatoes". Rottentomatoes.com. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/shade/. Retrieved September 4, 2010.

24.^ Patel, Joseph (June 6, 2003). "Sylvester Stallone Making Movie About Biggie, Tupac Murders". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1472396/20030606/story.jhtml. Retrieved January 9, 2010.

25.^ "Stallone's Tupac/Biggie Movie a No Go: Actor was to play LAPD detective who found dirty cops at root of murders". EURWeb.com. December 7, 2006. http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur30196.cfm. Retrieved January 9, 2010.

26.^ "Sylvester Stallone Rocky- Celebrity Scene Monthly By Don Aly Vol 36". Donaly.com. August 19, 2010. http://www.donaly.com/celebrity_scene_weekly.html. Retrieved September 4, 2010.

27.^ "Rocky Balboa at Box Office Mojo". Boxofficemojo.com. http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=rocky6.htm. Retrieved September 4, 2010.

28.^ Balboa at RottenTomatoes[dead link]

29.^ Sylvester Stallone: Rambo Returns, video interview with STV[dead link]

30.^ "Sylvester Stallone And Denise Richards Nominated For Razzies Equivalent, The Golden Kela Awards". Moviesblog.mtv.com. February 22, 2010. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/02/22/sylvester-stallone-and-denise-richards-nominated-for-razzies-equivalent-the-golden-kela-awards/. Retrieved September 4, 2010.

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32.^ "Action Movie Sequel Time: The Expendables 2, And More Inglorious Basterds Prequel Talk". Slashfilm.com. July 9, 2009. http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/07/09/action-movie-sequel-time-the-expendables-2-and-more-inglorious-basterds-prequel-talk/. Retrieved September 4, 2010.

33.^ "Weekend Report: 'Expendables' Pump Up, 'Eat Pray Love' Pigs Out, 'Scott Pilgrim' Powers Down". Box Office Mojo. http://boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=2889&p=.htm. Retrieved September 4, 2010.

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36.^ http://www.comingsoon.net/news/cinemaconnews.php?id=75812

37.^ a b Re: agreements between Stallone and Associated Film Promotions Legacy Tobacco Documents Library

38.^ U.S Exhibit 21,044 Legacy Tobacco Documents Library

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41.^ Stallone divorce stops Tabloid presses, Sarasota Herald Tribune – july 23, 1987

42.^ Stallone Seeks a Serious Turn for the Better, The New York Times, August 10, 1997

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46.^ [1] Stallone greeted by Everton fans

47.^ [2] Stallone is a keen supporter of Everton Football Club in England

48.^ "Sly Stallone Gives Dolph Lundgren His Worst Movie Experience". Fancast.com. August 10, 2010. http://www.fancast.com/blogs/2010/the-movies/sly-stallone-gives-dolph-lundgren-his-worst-movie-experience/. Retrieved September 4, 2010.

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Year

1984

       
 

 

       

Album

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Tracks

         

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1970

1970

1971

1971

1974

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title

The Party at Kitty and Stud's (Italian Stallion)

Lovers and Other Strangers

Bananas

Klute

The Lords of Flatbush

Role

Stud

uncredited

Subway Thug #1

Man dancing in club

Stanley Rosiello

Year

1975

1975

1975

1975

1975

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title

No Place to Hide (Rebel)

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Capone

Death Race 2000

Farewell, My Lovely

Role

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Youth In Park

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Kelly/Jonnie

Year

1976

1976

1978

1978

1979

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title

Cannonball!

Rocky

F.I.S.T.

Paradise Alley

Rocky II

Role

Mafioso

Rocky Balboa

Johnny D. Kovak

Cosmo Carboni

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Year

1981

1981

1982

1982

1983

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title

Nighthawks

Victory

Rocky III

First Blood

Staying Alive

Role

Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva

Capt. Robert Hatch

Rocky Balboa

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Year

1984

1985

1985

1986

1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title

Rhinestone

Rambo: First Blood Part II

Rocky IV

Cobra

Over the Top

Role

Nick Martinelli

John J. Rambo

Rocky Balboa

Lt. Marion "Cobra" Cobretti

Lincoln Hawk

Year

1988

1989

1989

1990

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title

Rambo III

Lock Up

Tango & Cash

A Man Called... Rainbo

Rocky V

Role

John J. Rambo

Frank Leone

Raymond 'Ray' Tango

Jim Ramroc/Jim Rainbo

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Year

1991

1992

1993

1993

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title

Oscar

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

Cliffhanger

Demolition Man

The Specialist

Role

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

Gabe Walker

John Spartan

Ray Quick

Year

1995

1995

1996

1997

1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title

Judge Dredd

Assassins

Daylight

The Good Life

Cop Land

Role

Judge Joseph Dredd

Robert Rath

Kit Latura

cameo

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Year

1998

2000

2001

2002

2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title

Antz

Get Carter

Driven

D-Tox /Eye See You

Avenging Angelo

Role

Weaver (voice)

Jack Carter

Joe Tanto

FBI Agent Jake Malloy

Frankie Delano

Year

2002

2003

2003

2003

2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title

Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (TV series)

Taxi 3

Shade

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

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Role

Paul Revere (voice)

Le premier passager

Stevens

Toymaker

Rocky Balboa

Year

2008

2010

2011

   
 

 

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Lion

   

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