Sylvester Stallone

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Sylvester Stallone

Born

7/6/1946, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Birth Name

Sylvester Enzio Stallone

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Sly Stallone
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Biography

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Sylvester "Sly" Stallone took the world of Hollywood by surprise when in 1976, he wrote, directed, and starred in his blockbuster hit Rocky. For the next ten years The Italian Stallion was unimaginably popular in Hollywood; by 1990 he had made a total of five Rocky movies and…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In the animated movie Antz, Sylvester's role, a soldier ant named Weaver, looked a lot like him. It had muscles, a big chest, and a long skinny face with crooked lips.

    • Sylvester Stallone is the CEO of his nutritional supplement company called, Instone Nutrition. It was formed in 2004. It was dedicated to producing protein pudding and other natural protein boosters.

    • Sylvester Stallone is a big fan of the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

    • Sylvester Stallone considers Leonardo Da Vinci his personal hero.

    • Sylvester Stallone oil paints in his spare time.

    • Sylvester Stallone has been married three times.

    • Sylvester Stallone's lazy eyes and slurred speech, were the result of paralysis in the left side of his face. It was caused by birth.

    • Sylvester Stallone had his own magazine called SLY. He appeared on the cover of every issue.

    • Sylvester Stallone earned $23,000 for the film Rocky in 1976.

    • Sylvester was once offered 5 million dollars to do a beer commercial, but under the condition that he cut his hair. He refused.

    • Sylvester Stallone dropped out of the University of Miami, in 1969.

    • Sylvester's astrology sign is Cancer.

    • Sylvester Stallone was ranked #92 in Empire (UK) magazine's The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list; on October 1997.

    • On March 13th 2007, Sylvester was represented by his lawyer in a Sydney court where charges against him for importing a banned substance were heard. Sylvester was changed with importing a prohibited import, after it was revealed he had tried to bring 48 vials of human growth hormone into the country.


      Update: On May 20, 2007, Sylvester was fined $2,975 for bringing banned hormones into Australia and was ordered to pay the prosecution costs of $10,000.

    • In February 2007, Australian Customs officers raided Sylvester's hotel room while his entourage threw items out of the windows. Following this, his private jet was searched for three hours before he was allowed to leave the country.

    • In February 2007, Sylvester was held up at Sydney airport for two hours after he arrived in Australia. Customs and Quarantine staff confiscated some items, believed to be banned body-building drugs. If the items are found to be illegal, Sylvester could be let off with a warning or ordered to face court.

    • Sylvester Stallone wrote and produced all the Rocky movies.

    • In High School, he was voted most likely to end up in the electric chair.

    • At the age of 60, Sylvester shot the latest and final Rocky film.

    • Sylvester's first film credit was a small role in the early 70's horror/cult favorite Death Race 2000, which starred David Carradine.

    • Sylvester Stallone was part of the long list of celebrities lampooned by South Park. It happened in episode 128, entitled "Wing".

    • Sylvester created and produced the TV series The Contender.

    • Sylvester received the Taurus Lifetime Achievement Award for his roles as the Action Hero's he plays. Stallone received this award on September 25 where the ceremony was held at Paramount Pictures.

    • On September 19th Sylvester will be featured on the cover of Men.Com magazine.

    • Sylvester is a huge fan of Bollywood movies.

    • Sylvester Stallone made a film called Rhinestone in 1984. In it, Sylvester did all his own singing.

    • Shortness of breath while filming Rocky, made Sylvester, a long time smoker of Cigars, quit smoking.

    • Sylvester wrote and published a book called Sly Moves: My Proven Program to Lose Weight, Build Strength, Gain Will Power, and Live Your Dream in 2005 on May 10.

    • Sylvester along with Chuck Norris and Robert Duvall attened the first inauguratrion of George W. Bush on January 20, 2001.

    • Sylvester's mother, Jackie, was a huge fan of Tyrone Powers at the time, and had originally name Sylvester Tyrone, but when the birth certificate came it had been changed by Sly's father to Sylvester Enzio Stallone.

    • Sylvester's heritage is Italian-American.

    • Sylvester Stallone was accepted to the University of Miami on an athletic scholarship.

    • Sylvester attended Montgomery Blair High School. Montgomery Blair High School is located in Siver Spring, Maryland.

    • Sylvester brother Frank was a hairdresser and mother Jacqueline is a eccentric who's looked for fame as an astrologer and women's wrestling promoter. Her maiden name is Labofish.

    • Sylvester shares his birthday with George W. Bush and Fred Dryer.

    • Sylvester father Sage Stallone appeared in Rocky V with him.

    • Sylvester Stallone owns a famous restaurant called Planet Hollywood. He owns it along with Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    • Sylvester was first married to Sasha Czack from December 28, 1974 - 1985. They had two children together, but later got divorced.

    • Sylvester is currently married to Jennifer Flavin. They got married on May 17, 1997, and have three children.

    • Sylvester is great friends with both Arnnie and Bruce Willis.

    • Sylvester's mother is Jacqueline Jackie Labofish Stallone.

    • Was married to Brigitte Nielsen who is a model and actress.

    • Sylvester dislikes his first name, usually referred to as Sly.

    • Sylvester : 5' 10"

    • Frank Stallone is Sylvester Stallone's brother.

  • Quotes

    • Sylvester Stallone: No, that would be it because Rambo's a character that I think was not fully expressed in the last one.

    • Sylvester Stallone: I tend to think of action movies as exuberant morality plays in which good triumphs over evil.

    • Sylvester Stallone: I think everyone has a certain kind of formula in their life. When you deviate from that formula, you're going to fail big or you're gonna win big.

    • Sylvester Stallone: I think that's become passe, but if you can surround yourself with a kind of monument to yourself and your family - a statement - and you can afford it, then that's a noble project.

    • Sylvester Stallone: I was very much into buying contemporary art, but I've just decided I want to get rid of it all. Not that it's not great art, but all of a sudden my mood has changed, and I want to go back to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters.

    • Sylvester Stallone: If bad decorating was a hanging offense, there'd be bodies hanging from every tree!

    • Sylvester Stallone: I'm a patriot of the heart.

    • Sylvester Stallone: There was a reluctance to go forward until everyone felt there was a script that echoed the kind of sincerity and values the first one had, and had some poignancy like the first one had.

    • Sylvester Stallone: I love being verbal in films.

    • Sylvester Stallone: I have two lovely sons and some good memories, but I've had a rather tumultuous personal life. It hasn't been dull; I've been the Hiroshima of love.

    • Sylvester Stallone: I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.

    • Sylvester Stallone: I have a lack of fear, whereas in the past the fear of failure was a powerful motivator. Anyway, I have great expectations for the future, but I just don't know if I'm the monarch of all I survey.

    • Sylvester Stallone: (joking during publicising Rocky VI and Rambo IV) Maybe I should quit. I'm serious. You've got to know when to get out. I should never act again. You know what, cancel Rambo! I'm serious. End on a high note ... it's over, I've peaked.

    • Sylvester Stallone: (after being interrogated and searched by Australian Customs officers in February 2007) I do know (why I was stopped) but I can't tell you. To (Customs) it's major, but it's really minor stuff. I just made a mistake ... I misunderstood a few things and we are going through the process.

    • Sylvester Stallone: Yo Tony, How You Doing?

    • Sylvester Stallone: I am drawing on a lot of my feelings that are in sync with many people's feelings about facing the last chapter of their lives and how they want it to be written.

    • Sylvester Stallone: Just to compete, not to win.

    • Sylvester Stallone: The former Italian Stallion ... Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.

    • Sylvester Stallone: There was a reluctance to go forward until everyone felt there was a script that echoed the kind of sincerity and values the first one had, and had some poignancy like the first one had.

    • Sylvester Stallone: Rocky is basically on his own -- it's very touching. People that were in the first one that you didn't think much about are back, really minor characters are now major characters.

    • Sylvester Stallone: I'm very, very humbled by that.

    • Sylvester Stallone: It's going great -- there's a lot of heart in it.

    • Sylvester Stallone: Mike made a mistake making Rocky and unleashing me to the public.

    • Sylvester Stallone: Once is a man's life, for one mortal moment, he must make a grab for immorality; if not, he has not lived.

    • Sylvester Stallone: I expect it (criticism). I would do the same thing. My wife is the most critical. She said, 'This is ridiculous...' But you have two choices - not to do it or do it.

    • Sylvester Stallone: The champion's management says let's do this for real, for charity. Rocky says no but decides to be true to himself even though he's going to be berated by everyone. Just to compete, not to win.

    • Sylvester Stallone: 'Rocky Balboa' is about everybody who feels they want to participate in the race of life, rather than be a bystander, ... You're never too old to climb a mountain, if that's your desire.

    • Sylvester Stallone: I'm very, very humbled by that. There's a lot of competition out there.

    • Sylvester Stallone: Like I said, I've got too much respect for women to marry them, but that doesn't mean you can't support them emotionally and financially.

    • Sylvester Stallone: The only happy artist is a dead artist, because only then you can't change. After I die, I'll probably come back as a paintbrush.

    • Sylvester Stallone: I'm not handsome in the classical sense. The eyes droop, the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren't straight, the voice sounds like a mafioso pallbearer.

    • Sylvester Stallone: I've been involved in something which was chaotic and insane. All I can say now is that I am, and intend to stay, a single man.

    • Sylvester Stallone: I respect a woman too much to marry her.

    • Sylvester Stallone: Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake.

    • Sylvester Stallone: I am a sensitive writer, actor and director. Talking business disgusts me. If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager.

    • Sylvester Stallone: Rambo isn't violent. I see Rambo as a philanthropist.

    • Sylvester Stallone: I think that gravity sets into everything, including careers, but pendulums do swing and mountains do become valleys after a while... if you keep on walking.

    • Sylvester Stallone: Once in one's life, for one mortal moment, one must make a grab for immortality; if not, one has not lived

    • Sylvester Stallone: That's what Rocky is all about : pride, reputation, and not being another bum in the neighborhood.

    • Sylvester Stallone: I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.

    • Sylvester Stallone: When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.

    • Sylvester Stallone: I believe there's an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.

    • Sylvester Stallone: It would be great to be able to pass on to someone all of the successes, the failures, and the knowledge that one has had. To help someone, avoid all the fire, pain and anxiety would be wonderful.

    • Sylvester Stallone: Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.

    • Sylvester Stallone: Real love is when you become selfless and you are more concerned about your mate's or children's egos than your own. You're now a giver instead of a taker.

    • Sylvester Stallone: Cut my hair? Not even for 5 million!

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Rambo's style...

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    I have to admit that i don't really like Sly, i hate him as a super-hero-strong man,all muscles, like Rambo or Rocky, the sort of character he so often plays.

    He's, of course, a not so bad actor who can make really different characters. I definitely love him in "Tango & Cash" as in "Oscar" but I think that are not Stallone's style movies...or better is not the cliche we are used to look for to identify him.

    Maybe he should make more "funny" movies instead of "strong-man" ones...probably is too late to change his usual style...and, of course, that's only my opinion.moreless
  • Sylvester Stallone introduces new wellness product line. www.myseriesse.com/kimg Be among the first people to sign up to sell the S-Force products. Launch of the products to take place in Oct.

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    Sylvester Stallone introduces new wellness product line. www.myseriesse.com/kimg Be among the first people to sign up to sell the S-Force products. Launch of the products to take place in Oct. Stallone had the crowd roaring with laughter at a recent appearance as he described some of the challenges in the making of his latest film John Rambo. He humorously described the rigors of running around the Burmese jungle while trying to keep his energy at peak, which is how he discovered one of his new super-food health products, AmlaRush. Bill Lovell, President and CEO of Seriesse International, commented on the addition of S-Force: "In addition to the obvious star power that Mr. Stallone brings to Seriesse, Sly's extensive knowledge of health and nutrition will add a dimension of personal insight and integrity to our growing line of wellness products. The management team and our entire team of Independent Consultants are excited about this quantum leap forward for Seriesse International."moreless
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