Sylvester Stallone is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is the lead of the academy award-winning box film Rocky (1976). Later he became the biggest actor in the world. He reprising his character from Rocky and First Blood for several sequels.
He had a mid-career decline but in the year 2010, he again got box office success with The Expendables. He revived the Rocky franchise with Creed in 2015 which earned him critical acclaim. He then got his first Golden Global win and another Oscar nomination. His net worth $ 400 million.
Early Life Of Sylvester Stallone –
He was born on 6 July 1946 in New York City. He had a trademark droopy visage which was due to a forceps accident at the time of birth. A nerve got damaged in the accident which left him with a speaking problem. He has a difficult childhood. He and his brother were affected by the parents getting separated.
In foster care, he had to spend the early years of childhood. Washington, D.C his father moved when he was 5 years old. He stayed with his father for many years after the separation of his parents. He struggled academically and emotionally and was removed from many schools.
Later he went to stay with his mother and his stepfather. He attended a school for troubled children. He went to the American College in Switzerland to study drama and the University of Miami to study dramatic arts. He left school early so that he can pursue his acting career.
Career Life Of Sylvester Stallone –
He did all sorts of jobs to make his end meet before his acting career took off. At Central Park Zoo he cleaned up lion cages, ushered at a movie theatre, and also made an appearance in an adult film.
He had an interest in writing as well. He created a screenplay about a thug who struggles to become a professional boxer. As per many sources he sold a script only when he got a role in the film. He had a pregnant wife and little money in the bank but still, he waited and sold the script to producers who gave a chance to act as well.
Some of his notable work includes Rocky, Rocky Balboa, First Blood, The Expendables, Rambo: The Last Blood, Creed, Rambo, Rocky IV, Demolition Man, Rocky III, etc.
Personal Life Of Sylvester Stallone –
He married 3 times. At the age of 1974, 1979, and 1985. His first wife died of heart disease. His second wife was detected with autism and they got separated. His last marriage lasted for only 2 years.