Sylvester Stallone became one of Hollywood's highest paid actors, usually playing monosyllablic, antisociety, underdog heroes. While Stallone has attempted to extend his range into film comedies and drama, his real box office success continues in action films.
Oil paints in his spare time and considers Leonardo Da Vinci his personal hero.
birth of his daughter, Sistine Rose Stallone, with Jennifer Flavin. [27 June 1998]
Ranked #92 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
2 1/2-month-old daughter Sophia Rose Stalloneundergoes open heart surgery at UCLA Medical Center. The procedure went well. [12 November 1996]
Daughter Sophia Rose Stallone born. Mother is fiancée, Jennifer Flavin. [27 August 1996]
Was part owner of the Planet Hollywood restaurant chain with Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Birth complications, caused by forceps, resulted in paralysis of the lower left side of his face, manifested by a perennial snarl and slurred speech.
He sued writer Peter "Taki" Theodoracopulos and the British magazine "The Spectator" in 1991 for suggested he acted in a cowardly and hypocritical way when he "ducked the Vietnam War." He won the case.
At 15, his classmates voted him the one "most likely to end up in the electric chair."
Second son Seargeoh 'Seth' Stallone (b. 1979) is autistic.
Stallone was paid a mere $60,000 to do Cop Land (1997). It is said that he did the film to play a serious role and escape his action hero cast type.
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1976" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 28.
Brother of Frank Stallone.
Father of Sage Stallone, who has acted with him in Rocky V (1990) and also Daylight (1996).
Cousin of Paul Dion Monte.
His Miami 24,000-square-foot villa and its three guest houses sold after two years on the market for $24 million.
Dislikes his first name, usually referred to as "Sly."
Stallone's mother is a fan of Jackie Chan. Chan and Stallone are very good friends.
Sued by model Margie Carr, who contends that he tried to force her to have physical relations with him last year at a Santa Monica Gym. [26 February 2001]
Born on the same day as President George W. Bush and Fred Dryer.
Was originally slated to play Detective Axel Foley in _Beverly Hills Cop (1984)_ . The role went to Eddie Murphy instead.
14 February 2002 - Sylvester sued his former business manager, Kenneth Starr, for giving him bad business advice. He claims $17M in damages. Part of the advice was for him to hold onto his shares in Planet Hollywood, the now bankrupt restaurant chain, despite it already being in a financial bind.
His father Frank was a hairdresser and mother Jacqueline is a larger-than-life eccentric who's also sought fame as an astrologer and women's wrestling promoter. Her maiden name is Labofish.
CBS considering "Father Lefty" TV series he created and produced for fall 2002 schedule. Star Danny Nucci set to star as offbeat Miami priest if controversial series gets the greenlight.
Has a half-sister Toni Ann Filiti-Schaub, the daughter of his mother Jackie and her second husband, Tony Filiti.
3rd child with wife Jennifer, Scarlet Rose born 25 May 2002 in Los Angeles, weighed 7 lbs, 8 oz.
Has a total of five children, Sage & Seargeoh with first wife Sacha Czack and Sophia, Sistine & Scarlet with third wife Jennifer Flavin.
Brother-in-law of Louis D'Alto and Markus Schaub.
Was 23 years old when he got his first starring role in the porno The Party at Kitty and Stud's (1970) (which was re-released and renamed "The Italian Stallion" after Stallone's Rocky (1976) success), in which he played the role of Stud The Italian Stallion. He was paid $200 to play the sex- craved gigolo and appeared in almost every scene nude.
Attended the University of Miami on an athletic scholarship
Went to Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. Among his classmates were Goldie Hawn and Ben Stein.
On 5 June 1994 he broke up with then-girlfriend Jennifer Flavin by sending her a "Dear Jane" letter via FedEx. They reconciled after one year, on 5 June 1995 and married on 17 May 1997.
Has his look-alike puppet in the French show _"Guignols de l'info, Les" (1988)_ .
Entered into the house of Big Brother VIP 2 (Mexico) for a few minutes as a special guest. He was in Mexico promoting _Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)_ and was invited to participate.
Turned down the role of John McClane in Die Hard (1988). The part went to Bruce Willis instead.
As of 2004 is the all time Razzie Award champion, with a record 30 nominations and 10 "wins", more than any other person in history.
Mother Jackie was a fan of Tyrone Power and had originally named him Tyrone Stallone, but when she got the birth certificate it had been changed by Sly's father Frank to Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone.
Has the distinction of appearing in three of the 100 Most Enjoyably Awful Movies of All Time as listed in Razzie Award-founder John Wilson's book The Official Razzie Movie Guide: Rhinestone (1984) Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)and The Specialist (1994). He is thus tied with Joseph Cotten for having the second most titles among the 100. Ernest Borgnine has the most, appearing in 4 of the 100 titles.
Step-son of Tony Filiti & Stephen Marcus Levine.
Son of Jackie Stallone & Frank Stallone
Oddly 1994 was one of the few years he was not nominated for an acting Razzie Award. Even though he had appeared in both the films Cliffhanger (1993) and Demolition Man (1993) in 1993. Though both films did recieve other nominations, including Cliffhanger (1993) receiving a Worst Screenplay nomination for Stallone himself.
The ten awards from the Razzies that he's "won" so far are Worst Actor of 1985 for Rhinestone (1984), Worst Actor of 1986 for both Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) and Rocky IV (1985), Worst Director of 1986 for Rocky IV (1985), Worst Screenplay of 1986 with James Cameron and Kevin Jarre for Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Worst Actor of 1989 for Rambo III (1988), Worst Actor of the Decade (1980's), Worst Actor of 1993 for Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992), Worst Screen Couple of 1995 with Sharon Stone in The Specialist (1994), Worst Actor of the Century, and Worst Supporting Actor of 2004 for Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003).
According to Anthony Holden's "Behind the Oscar" (New York: Simon & Shuster, 1993), the great Frank Capra was enlisted in the Oscar campaign for the original Rocky (1976). Capra was quoted as saying, "I think it's the best picture in the last ten years. It's got my vote for the Oscars all the way down the line."
A viewing of "The Party at Kitty and Stud's" (1970) reveals that Stallone is not of the Jewish persuasion.
He joins Roberto Benigni, Prince, Kevin Costner, William Shatner, and Tom Green as being the only actors to direct themselves in performances that would "win" them a Razzie Award for Worst Actor.
Attended the first inauguration of President George W. Bush along with other long-time Republican supporters Chuck Norris and Robert Duvall. (January 20th 2001)
In April 2004 he formed his own nutrition company InStone, that produces protein pudding, a testosterone booster, an energy booster and two different protein shakes.
On 8 March 2005 he appeared in his first magazine issue of Sly which came out monthly. He was on the cover of every magazine and did most of the articles and interviews himself.
On 10 May 2005 he published his book "Sly Moves: My Proven Program to Lose Weight, Build Strength, Gain Will Power, and Live Your Dream".
Listed as one of the top heroes of all time by American film Institute (AFI) on 2003, he listed seventh behind Gregory Peck, Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper and Jodie Foster.
Had a huge fan following from Bollywood Asia, film stars like Salman Khan, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Dhanmendhra, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty and Hrithik Roshan are his die-hard fans. Sunny Deol even gave one of his sons name as Rocky.
A noted fan of cigar smoking, he quit smoking cigarettes while filming Rocky (1976) when he was thirty after he found himself getting out of breath in the ring.
Is a fan of "Bollywood" movies
Holds the record for the longest unbroken streak of nominations at the Razzie Awards, thirteen straight years. He somehow received a Razzie Nomination every year (mostly for Worst Actor) from 1985 to 1997.
Did all of his own singing in Rhinestone (1984).
In 1988 he was offered 4 million dollars to do an advert for an American beer commercial under the condition that he cut his hair; when he refused they offered a further 1 million dollars to go to the barber - he still refused.
Stallone has never recaptured the critical success he won initially after Rocky (1976), 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.
The voice of Lou the cop in "The Simpsons" (1989) is based on him.
Was said to have only 106 dollars in his bank account at the time the Rocky (1976) project was given the green light by producer Irwin Winkler.
He was presented with a certificate of recognition by Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for filming of Rocky Balboa (2006) in Los Angeles at a time when other filmmakers are moving their business to cheaper states or overseas locations to cut costs. (22 December 2005)
Along with Bruce Willis, he is a staunch supporter of the Republican party.
In the 50s Sylvester and his brother Frank lived in Philadelphia with their mother Jacqueline for approximately 2 years and attended Notre Dame Academy, a private Catholic school on Rittenhouse Square in center city (no longer there). It is the same school that John & Ethel Barrymore attended.
In 1986, following the enormous success of _Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)_ , Stallone was received at the White House by President Reagan.
Turned down the lead role in Coming Home (1978) (for which Jon Voight won an Oscar).
Received the first Boxing Writers Association of America's award for lifetime cinematic achievement in boxing at the organization's 81st annual Awards Dinner at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. (5 May 2006)
Came in Philadelphia in the early 1960s, living in Frankford and Rittenhouse Square. He went to Lincoln High School, but never completed 10th grade. In 1963, he enrolled in the Devereux Manor High School in Berwyn, Chester County, a school for emotionally troubled youths.
At the age of 5, he returned to live with his parents and younger brother Frank, this time in Silver Spring, Maryland. After the Stallones' divorce, he moved with his mother and her new husband, a pizza manufacturer, Anthony 'Tony' Filiti, to Philadelphia.
Stallone was honored by the Video Dealers Software Association when he was presented with the "Action Star of the Millennium Award" at the Organization's 21st Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. [16 July 2002]
In 1971 he auditioned for a small part in Francis Ford Coppola's movie The Godfather (1972) but did not get the role, so Stallone decided he might have better luck as a writer. He wrote the screenplay for the modestly successful The Lord's of Flatbush (1974) and had a featured role in the film.
Sly was a manager for Lee Canalito Vs. Curtis Whitner Boxing Match on his own 36th birthday in July 6th 1982 at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey. His brother Frank was a corner man for Canalito in this match.
He and Dolly Parton honored with Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (June 14, 1984)
His performance as Rocky Balboa in the "Rocky" movies is ranked #64 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
"Rocky" (1976) is ranked #4 on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time.
The wax figure portraying Stallone as Rocky Balboa at the now defunct Movieland Wax Museum (Buena Vista, California) was 5' 7" tall.