Sylvester Enzio Stallone,on his real Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone was born on July 6, 1946 and he is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter.
Sylvester Stallone Biography
Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone was born in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York on July 6, 1946, the eldest son of Francesco “Frank” Stallone Sr., a barber and beautician , and Jacqueline “Jackie” Stallone ( born Labofish; 1921–2020 ), an astrologer, dancer, and promoter of women’s wrestling.
His Italian father was born in Gioia del Colle, Italy and moved to the United States in the 1930s, while his American mother is of French descent (from Brittany). His younger brother is actor and musician Frank Stallone.
Complications suffered by Stallone’s mother during childbirth forced her obstetricians to use two pairs of forceps during her delivery; The misuse of these tweezers 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 that gave him his characteristic grumpy appearance and slurred speech.
He was baptized as a Catholic. His father moved the family to Washington, DC in the early 1950s to open a beauty school.
In 1954, his mother opened a women’s gym called Barbella’s. SHe attended Notre Dame Academy and Lincoln High School in Philadelphia, as well as Charlotte Hall Military Academy, before attending Miami Dade College.
He spent two years, from September 1965 to June 1967, at the American College of Switzerland and returned to the United States to study playwriting at the University of Miami, from 1967 to 1969. Until 1969, he appeared in the stage under the name of Mike Stallone, since 1970 he began to use the stage name of Sylvester E. Stallone.
Height Of Sylvester Stallone
He is 1,77 m.
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Sylvester Stallone Career
While he attended the University of Miami, he had a role in the drama Nice Boy (also known as the Square Root), filmed in 1968. Stallone had his first leading role in softcore pornography feature film The Party at Kitty and Stud’s (1970).
He was paid US$200 for two days of work. He later explained that he had made 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 at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City before seeing a casting announcement for the film. In the actor’s words, “it was either make that movie or rob somebody, because I was at the end – the 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 from Rocky ).
He also starred in the erotic off-Broadway play Score,which ran for 23 performances at the Martinique Theater from October 28 to November 15, 1971, and was later made into Radley Metzger ‘s 1974 film Score .
After moving to New York City, he shared an apartment with his girlfriend, Sasha Czack, who supported them by working as a waitress and was herself an aspiring actress.
He took odd jobs around this time, including zoo cleaner and movie usher; he was fired from the latter for reselling tickets. He increased his writing skills by frequenting a local library and became interested in the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
In 1972, he was on the verge of giving up acting; in what he later described as a low point, he tried and failed to land a job as an extra on The Godfather . Instead, he was relegated to a supporting role in another Hollywood hit, What’s Up, Doc? , with Barbra Streisand . He is barely seen in her two appearances.
He was acting in a play a friend invited him to be in, and an agent in attendance thought Stallone fit the role of Stanley, a main character in The Lords of Flatbush , which had a 1972 opening and closing timeslot to 1974 on budget issues.
He, in mid-1973, landed his first leading role in the independent film No Place to Hide , playing a man who is associated with a New York-based urban terrorist movement, with a jewelry salesman as his love of the interest.
The film was cut and retitled Rebel years later, this second version features Stallone as its star. After the style of Woody Allen ‘s from What Up, Tiger Lily? , this film, in 1990, was re-edited from outtakes from the original film and newly shot matching footage, then cut down to a parody of itself titled A Man Called Rainbo .
Some of his other early film roles were minor, and included brief uncredited appearances in MASH (1970) as a soldier sitting at a table, Pigeons (1970) as a party guest, Woody Allen’s Bananas (1971) as a subway thug, in the psychological thriller Klute (1971) as a dance extra at a club, and in the Jack Lemmon film The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975) as a young man.
In the last movie, Jack Lemmon‘s character chases, tackles, and mugs Stallone, thinking that Stallone’s character is a pickpocket. He had his second leading role in The Lords of Flatbush , in 1974.
In 1975, he played supporting roles in Goodbye, My Love ; Capones ; and Death Race 2000 . He made guest appearances on the television series Police Story and Kojak . He is also supposedly into Mandingo . It is often said that the scene of him was cut.
Sylvester Stallone Injuries
Known for physically demanding roles and his willingness to do most of his own stunts, he has suffered numerous injuries during his acting career.
For a scene in Rocky IV , he was telling Dolph Lundgren, “Hit me as hard as you can in the chest.” He later said, “The next thing I knew, I was in intensive care at St. John’s Hospital for four days. That’s stupid!”
While he was filming a fight scene with Steve Austin for The Expendables , he was broking his neck, which required the insertion of a metal plate. During the filming of Escape to Victory , he broke his finger trying to save a Pelé penalty.
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He subsequently found gradual work as an additional or supporting character in big-budget films until achieving his greatest critical and commercial success as an actor, beginning in 1976 with his self-created role as boxer Rocky Balboa , in the first film of the series. successful series Rocky (1976-2018).
In the movies, Rocky is portrayed as an underdog boxer who fights numerous brutal opponents and wins the world heavyweight championship twice.
In 1977, he was the third film actor to be nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor . His film Rocky was inducted into the National Film Registry and his prop was placed in the Smithsonian Museum .
His use of the main entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Rocky series led to the area being nicknamed Rocky Steps , Philadelphia has a statue of his character Rocky permanently placed near the museum, and was voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame .
Until 1982, his films were not major box office successes unless they were sequels to Rocky , and none received the critical acclaim achieved with the first Rocky . This changed with the hit action film First Blood in which he played PTSD- stricken soldier John Rambo .
He would play the role in a total of five films from Rambo (1982-2019). From the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, he would become one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors in that area by appearing in a large number of commercially successful action films, but was generally panned by critics. These include Cobra , Tango, and Cash, Cliffhanger , Demolition Man and The Specialist .
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He has been married three times. At the age of 28, on December 28, 1974, he married Sasha Czack. They had two children, Sage Moonblood Stallone (1976-2012), who died of heart disease at age 36, and Seargeoh (born 1979), who was diagnosed with autism at a young age. The couple divorced on February 14, 1985.
He married model and actress Brigitte Nielsen on December 15, 1985, in Beverly Hills, California. Their marriage (which lasted two years) and subsequent divorce were highly publicized by the tabloid press.
In May 1997, he married Jennifer Flavin, with whom he has three daughters named Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet. His daughters were chosen to share the role of Golden Globe Ambassadors at the 74th Golden Globe Awards.
Sylvester Stallone Net Worth
His salary for acting in First Blood was a hefty $7 million, but his salary for acting in Rambo III in 1988 was more than double that at $16 million.
On top of that, he has been involved in a number of different projects over the years and has over 60 film credits to his name, including Tango and Cash , Climax , Demolition Man , The Stuntman, and The Expendables franchise .
His films has been generating more than $4 billion worldwide.