Sylvester Stallone

Biography

Date of Birth 6 July 1946, New York City, New York, USA Birth Name Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m) Sylvester Stallone is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He achieved his greatest successes in a number of action films, notably the Rocky and Rambo series. He is often referred to by his nickname, "Sly". Early Life Stallone was born in Hell's Kitchen, New York to Frank Stallone and Jacqueline "Jackie" Labofish, an astrologer. Stallone's father was an immigrant from Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily while his mother is American. One of his maternal great-grandmothers, Rosa Rabinovich, was from Odessa,Ukraine. At fifteen, his classmates voted him the one "most likely to end up in the electric chair."[citation needed] In the 1960s, Stallone attended the American College of Switzerland, Leysin and the University of Miami for three years. He came within a few credit hours of graduation, before he decided to drop out and pursue an acting career. 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. Early Film Roles Stallone's career began with the leading role, Stud, in a hard-core pornographic film called Party at Kitty and Stud's. The film was originally hard core and depicted sexual acts, but after Stallone's later success, the film was re-cut to soft-core and re-packaged as Italian Stallion (a reference to Rocky Balboa's nickname). Stallone's 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 vehicle Prisoner of 2nd Avenue (1975) as a youth. In the Lemmon film, Jack Lemmon chases and tackles Stallone, thinking he is a pickpocket. He had his first starring role in the cult hit The Lords of Flatbush (1974). In 1975 he appeared in supporting roles in Farewell, My Lovely, Capone, and another cult hit Death Race 2000. He also made guest appearances on TV series such as Police Story and Kojak. Success with Rocky Stallone did not gain world-wide fame until his starring role in the smash hit Rocky (1976), the film was awarded the 1976 Academy Award for Best Picture. On March 24, 1975, Stallone saw the Ali-Chuck Wepner fight which inspired the foundation idea of Rocky. That night Stallone went home, and in three days he had written the script for Rocky. After that, he tried to sell the script with the intention of playing the lead role. Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler in particular liked the script (which was suggested by Stallone after a casting), and planned on courting a star like Burt Reynolds or James Caan for the lead role. The final result was an unequalled success; Rocky was nominated for ten Academy Awards in all, including two for Stallone himself, for Best Actor and for Best Original Screenplay. In addition to winning Best Picture, Rocky won for Best Director and Best Film Editing. Rocky cost about US$1.1 million to make, and grossed about US$225 million worldwide. The sequel Rocky II was released in 1979 and also became a major success, grossing US$200 million worldwide. The Rocky series has made the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art a Philadelphia tourist attraction. On the list of the top heroes of all time by American Film Institute (AFI) in 2003, Stallone is listed seventh as Rocky Balboa behind Gregory Peck (Atticus Finch), Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones), Sean Connery (James Bond), Humphrey Bogart (Rick Blaine), Gary Cooper (Will Kane) and Jodie Foster (Clarice Starling).

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Birth Name

Sylvester Enzio Stallone

Birth Place

New York City, New York, USA

Birth Date

7/6/1946
Known For
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The Expendables

Barney Ross

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First Blood

Rambo

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Rocky

Rocky Balboa

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Escape Plan

Breslin

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Rambo: First Blood Part II

Rambo

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Demolition Man

John Spartan

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Rambo III

Rambo

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Rocky III

Rocky Balboa

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Creed

Rocky Balboa

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Cliffhanger

Gabe Walker

Starring In
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Sly

Self

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The Expendables 4

Barney

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Stakar Ogord

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Jean-Claude Van Damme, coup sur coup

Self (archive footage)

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Al Pacino, le Bronx et la fureur

Self (archive footage)

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Samaritan

Joe

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Jackie Chan - Humour, gloire et kung-fu

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Rocky IV: Rocky vs Drago - The Ultimate Director's Cut

Rocky Balboa

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The Suicide Squad

King Shark (voice)

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Stallone: Frank, That Is

Self

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40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic

Narrator (archive footage)

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Rambo: Last Blood

John Rambo

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Escape Plan: The Extractors

Ray Breslin

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I Am Durán

Himself

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Backtrace

Sykes

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Creed II

Rocky Balboa

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Escape Plan 2: Hades

Ray Breslin

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Animal Crackers

Bullet-Man (voice)

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Stakar Ogord

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Christian Audigier the Vif

Self (archive footage)

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Ratchet and Clank

Victor Von Ion (voice)

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Creed

Rocky Balboa

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The Expendables 3

Barney Ross

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Reach Me

Gerald

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The Expendables 3: Extended Cut Scenes

Barney Ross

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The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films

Self (archive footage)

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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Himself

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Grudge Match

Henry 'Razor' Sharp

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Escape Plan

Breslin

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Milius

Himself

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Bullet to the Head

James Bonomo

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The Expendables 2

Barney Ross

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The Expendables: Extended Cut Scenes

Barney Ross

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Zookeeper

Joe the Lion (voice)

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Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel

Machine Gun Joe Viterbo (archive footage) (uncredited)

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The Expendables

Barney Ross

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Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

Rambo (archive footage)

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Kambakkht Ishq

Himself

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Rambo

John Rambo

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Bigger, Stronger, Faster*

Himself (archive footage)

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Rocky Balboa

Rocky Balboa

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Ali Rap

Himself

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WrestleMania 21

Self

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Sir! No Sir! - The Suppressed Story of the GI Movement to End the War in Vietnam

John J. Rambo (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Pelé Eterno

Himself / Captain Robert Hatch (segment "Victory") (archive footage)

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Sex at 24 Frames Per Second

Self (archive footage)

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Spy Kids 3: Game Over

Toymaker

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Shade

Dean 'The Dean' Stevens

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Taxi 3

Passenger to Airport (uncredited)

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Avenging Angelo

Frankie Delano

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D-Tox

Jake Malloy

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Driven

Joe Tanto

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Flix Mix - Ultimate Fights

John J. Rambo (archive footage)

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America: A Tribute To Heroes

Himself

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Get Carter

Jack Carter

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Antz

Weaver (voice)

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Jackie Chan: My Story

Self

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An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn

Himself

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Cop Land

Sheriff Freddy Heflin

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Men In Black

Alien on TV Monitor (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Daylight

Kit Latura

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Assassins

Robert Rath

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Judge Dredd

Judge Joseph Dredd

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The Specialist

Ray Quick

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Demolition Man

John Spartan

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Cliffhanger

Gabe Walker

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Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

Joe Bomowski

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Oscar

Angelo 'Snaps' Provolone

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Elton John & Bernie Taupin - Two Rooms

Host

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Rocky V

Rocky Balboa

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Tango & Cash

Raymond 'Ray' Tango

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Lock Up

Frank Leone

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Rambo III

Rambo

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Over the Top

Lincoln Hawk

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Cobra

Lieutenant Marion 'Cobra' Cobretti

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The Oprah Winfrey Show

Himself (5 episodes, 1988-1996)

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Rocky IV

Rocky Balboa

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Rambo: First Blood Part II

Rambo

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Terror in the Aisles

Sgt. Deke DaSilva (in 'Nighthawks') (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Rhinestone

Nick Martinelli

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Staying Alive

Man on Street (uncredited)

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First Blood

Rambo

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Rocky III

Rocky Balboa

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Victory

The Players: U.S.A. - Capt. Robert Hatch

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Nighthawks

Deke DaSilva

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Rocky II

Rocky Balboa

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Paradise Alley

Cosmo Carboni

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F.I.S.T.

Johnny Kovak

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Rocky

Rocky Balboa

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Cannonball

Mafioso (uncredited)

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Capone

Frank Nitti

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Death Race 2000

Machine Gun Joe Viterbo

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Farewell, My Lovely

Jonnie

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Mandingo

Young Man in Crowd (scenes deleted)

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The Lords of Flatbush

Stanley Rosiello

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The Prisoner of Second Avenue

Youth in Park

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Klute

Man Dancing in Club (uncredited)

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Bananas

Subway Thug #1 (uncredited)

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Lovers and Other Strangers

Extra at Wedding (uncredited)

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Rebel

Jerry Savage

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The Party at Kitty and Stud's

Stud

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The Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker

Party Guest (uncredited)

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