The star of the 'Rocky' and 'Rambo' movies who was voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. In addition, he was noticed for appearing in the movie 'Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over' (2003).
July 6, 1946
New York, New York
Sylvester Stallone secured a place in cinematic history by writing and portraying the uneducated small-time fighter turned world champ Rocky Balboa in the legendary ‘Rocky’ film series. The first installment of this blockbuster hit raked in ten Oscar nominations including Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay for Stallone. On top of it, he received three wins: Best Picture, Best Directing, and Best Film Editing for the film. After becoming a sensation in ‘Rocky’, not too long after he played another iconic role as the Vietnam veteran in the ‘Rambo’ sequels.
He was supposed to be named Tyrone Stallone after his mother’s idol, Tryone Power. To the dismay of his father, he changed it to Sylvester Gardenzio. However, he dislikes his first name and prefers to be called as Sly. Also, all of his children’s names start with the letter ‘S’: Sage, Sargeoh, Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet. His three daughters with Jennifer Flavin shared the same middle name, Rose.
He was expelled from 14 different schools because of his crucial behavior before turning a teen.