Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

Highest Rated: 95% Creed (2015)

Lowest Rated: 0% Staying Alive (1983)

Birthday: Jul 6, 1946

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

An icon of machismo and Hollywood action heroism, Sylvester Stallone is responsible for creating two characters who have become a part of the American cultural lexicon: Rocky Balboa, the no-name boxer who overcame all odds to become a champion, and John Rambo, the courageous soldier who specialized in violent rescues and revenge. Both characters are reflections of Stallone's personal experiences and the battles he waged during his transition from a poor kid in Hell's Kitchen to one of the world's most popular stars. According to Stallone, his was not a happy childhood. On July 6, 1946, in the aforementioned part of Manhattan, Sylvester Enzio Stallone was born to a chorine and an Italian immigrant. A forceps accident during his birth severed a facial nerve, leaving Stallone with parts of his lip, tongue, and chin paralyzed. In doing so, the accident imprinted Stallone with some of the most recognizable components of his persona: the distinctively slurred (and some say often nearly incomprehensible) speech patterns, drooping lower lip, and crooked left eye that have been eagerly seized upon by caricaturists. To compound these defects, Stallone was a homely, sickly child who once suffered from rickets. His parents were constantly at war and struggling to support Stallone and his younger brother, Frank Stallone (who became a B-movie actor). The elder brother spent most of his first five years in the care of foster homes. Stallone has said that his interest in acting came from his attempts to get attention and affection from those strangers who tried to raise him. When he was five, his parents moved their family to Silver Spring, MD, but once again spent their time bickering and largely ignored their children. Following his parents' divorce in 1957, the 11-year-old Stallone remained with his stern father. The actor's teen years proved even more traumatic. As Stallone seemed willing to do just about anything for attention, however negative, he had already been enrolled in 12 schools and expelled several times for his behavior problems. His grades were dreadful and his classmates picked on him for being different. Stallone coped by becoming a risk taker and developing elaborate fantasies in which he presented himself as a brave hero and champion of the underdog. At age 15, Stallone moved to Philadelphia to be with his mother and her new husband. By this time, he had begun lifting weights and took up fencing, football, and the discus. He also started appearing in school plays. Following graduation, Stallone received an athletic scholarship for the American College of Switzerland. While there he was a girls' athletic coach and in his spare time starred in a school production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. The experience inspired him to become an actor and after returning stateside, he started studying drama at the University of Miami until he decided to move to New York in 1969. While working a variety of odd jobs, Stallone auditioned frequently but only occasionally found stage work, most of which was off-Broadway in shows like the all-nude Score and Rain. He even resorted to appearing in the softcore porn film, Party at Kitty's and Studs, which was later repackaged as The Italian Stallion after Stallone became famous. Stallone's face and even his deep voice were factors in his constant rejection for stage and film roles. He did nab a bit role in Woody Allen's Bananas (1971), but after he was turned down for The Godfather (1971), Stallone became discouraged. Rather than give up, however, Stallone again developed a coping mechanism -- he turned to writing scripts, lots of scripts, some of which were produced. He still auditioned and landed a starring role in Rebel (1973). During his writing phase, he married actress Sasha Czack in late 1974 and they moved to California in the hopes of building acting careers. His first minor success came when he wrote the screenplay for and co-starred in the nostalgic Lords of Flatbush (1974)


Highest Rated Movies



27% Rambo: Last Blood Screenwriter John Rambo 2019
No Score Yet Le Tombeau 3: Extraction Actor 2019
27% Escape Plan: The Extractors Ray Breslin 2019
11% Backtrace Sykes 2018
83% Creed II Screenwriter Rocky Balboa 2018
No Score Yet Retracer Actor 2018
No Score Yet Escape Plan 2 (Double Feature with Escape Plan) Ray Breslin 2018
8% Escape Plan 2: Hades Ray Breslin 2018
64% Animal Crackers Bullet-Man 2017
No Score Yet Blockbusters 80, la folle décennie d'Hollywood Actor 2017
No Score Yet John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs Actor 2017
21% Ratchet & Clank Victor 2016
No Score Yet Scarpa Gregory Scarpa 2016
95% Creed Rocky Balboa Producer $81.2M 2015
4% Reach Me Gerald 2014
32% The Expendables 3 Screenwriter Producer Barney Ross $34.8M 2014
78% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Actor $0.2M 2014
31% Grudge Match Henry "Razor" Sharp $14.9M 2013
43% Homefront Producer Screenwriter $12.7M 2013
50% Escape Plan Breslin $18.7M 2013
94% Milius Actor 2013
46% Bullet to the Head James Bonomo $9.6M 2013
68% The Expendables 2 Barney Ross Barney 'The Schizo' Ross Screenwriter $85.1M 2012
14% Zookeeper Joe the Lion $80.4M 2011
42% The Expendables Barney Ross Director Screenwriter $103M 2010
No Score Yet Amerika Idol Actor 2009
38% Rambo (Rambo IV) Screenwriter John Rambo Director Producer $42.8M 2008
77% Rocky Balboa Executive Producer Director Rocky Balboa Screenwriter $70.2M 2006
No Score Yet Ali Rap Actor 2006
No Score Yet Pele Forever Actor 2005
45% Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over Toymaker 2003
No Score Yet Making 'Avenging Angelo' Frankie Delano 2003
67% Shade The Dean 2003
18% D-Tox (Eye See You) Jake Malloy 2002
13% Avenging Angelo Actor 2002
No Score Yet Ultimate Fights Actor 2002
14% Driven Joe Tanto Screenwriter Producer 2001
11% Get Carter Jack Carter $14.6M 2000
92% Antz Weaver 1998
8% An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Himself 1998
75% Cop Land Sherif Freddy Heflin Freddy Heflin 1997
25% Daylight Kit Latura 1996
14% Assassins Robert Rath 1995
19% Judge Dredd Judge Dredd 1995
7% The Specialist Ray Quick 1994
No Score Yet Academy Award Winners, The First 50 Years: Volume 10 - Hollywood Comes to Age Actor 1994
60% Demolition Man Sergeant John Spartan 1993
68% Cliffhanger Screenwriter Gabe Walker 1993
8% Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Joe Bomowski 1992
12% Oscar Angelo 'Snaps' Provolone 1991
29% Rocky V Screenwriter Rocky Balboa 1990
No Score Yet A Man Called...Rainbo Actor 1990
30% Tango & Cash Ray Tango 1989
17% Lock Up Frank Leone 1989
37% Rambo III Rambo Screenwriter 1988
No Score Yet Stars of the Century Actor 1988
30% Over the Top Lincoln Hawk Screenwriter 1987
14% Cobra Lieutenant Marion 'Cobra' Cobretti 1986
40% Rocky IV Screenwriter Director Rocky Balboa 1985
36% Rambo: First Blood Part II Rambo John Rambo Screenwriter 1985
57% Terror in the Aisles Actor 1984
15% Rhinestone Nick Screenwriter 1984
0% Staying Alive Director 1983
85% First Blood John Rambo Screenwriter 1982
64% Rocky III Rocky Screenwriter Director 1982
63% Victory Capt. Robert Hatch 1981
70% Nighthawks Deke DaSilva 1981
71% Rocky II Rocky Balboa Screenwriter Director 1979
40% Paradise Alley Director Cosmo Carboni Screenwriter 1978
73% F.I.S.T. Screenwriter Johnny Kovak 1978
94% Rocky Screenwriter 1976
No Score Yet Cannonball Mafioso 1976
76% Farewell, My Lovely Kelly/Jonnie 1975
No Score Yet Capone Frank Nitti 1975
83% Death Race 2000 Machine Gun Joe Viterbo 1975
57% The Prisoner of Second Avenue Youth in Park 1975
69% The Lords of Flatbush Stanley Rosiello Screenwriter 1974
No Score Yet Rebel Actor 1973
81% Bananas Subway Thug 1971
No Score Yet No Place to Hide (Rebel) Actor 1970


No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Guest 2019
No Score Yet Ultimate Beastmaster
Creator Producer 2017
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
Appearing 2015
No Score Yet The Director's Chair
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Guest 2015
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The View
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Contender
Host Appearing Executive Producer 2006
No Score Yet Las Vegas
Frank 2005
No Score Yet Liberty's Kids
Voice 2002
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Host Guest 1997
100% The Muppet Show
Guest 1979
No Score Yet Kojak
No Score Yet S.T.R.O.N.G.
Host Executive Producer Producer


Johnny Kovak says: We got anymore burying to do in the graveyard, they better get-out their shovels........cause we're through taking punches.

Wulfgar says: Not you, Fox. I want that bastard.

Lt. Munafo says: What bastid?

Lt. Munafo says: What bastard?

Deke DaSilva says: Me...

Deke DaSilva says: YOU'RE FUCKIN DEAD!!

Deke DaSilva says: You're fuckin' dead!

Sergeant John Spartan says: Phoenix!

Rocky Balboa says: chickens have gotten slower

Rocky Balboa says: Chickens have gotten slower.

Lieutenant Marion 'Cobra' Cobretti says: This is where the law ends and I start.

Rocky Balboa says: Time takes everybody out; time's undefeated.

Adonis Johnson says: I can train at your house.

Rocky Balboa says: No I don't know nobody's been to my house in a long time you might be uncomfortable there.

Adonis Johnson says: What, do you walk around naked?

Rocky Balboa says: Women weaken legs.

Mickey says: I think we oughta knock his block off.

Rocky Balboa says: Absolutely.

Rocky Balboa says: Prove what??

Rocky Balboa says: Prove what?

Adonis Johnson says: . . .That I'm not an accident.

Adonis Johnson says: ...That I'm not an accident.

Adonis Johnson says: ...That I'm not a mistake.

Rocky Balboa says: One step. One punch. One round at a time.!!!!

Rocky Balboa says: One step. One punch. One round at a time!

Rocky Balboa says: “You see this guy here? That’s the toughest opponent you’re ever going to have to face.I believe that’s true in the ring, and I think that’s true in life. Now show me something.”

Rocky Balboa says: You see this guy here? That's the toughest opponent you're ever going to have to face. I believe that's true in the ring, and I think that's true in life. Now show me something.

Rocky Balboa says: In the Cloud?????

Rocky Balboa says: In the Cloud?

Rocky Balboa says: This guy right here, that's the toughest opponent your ever going to face......

Rocky Balboa says: Your swing like a girl

Rocky Balboa says: You swing like a girl.

Rocky Balboa says: It ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.

Lieutenant Marion 'Cobra' Cobretti says: You're the disease, and I'm the cure.

Gabe Cash says: I don't know about you, but I have an aversion to getting F.U.B.A.R.

Ray Tango says: What's fubar?

Gabe Cash says: Fucked-Up Beyond All Recognition.

Barney Ross says: Don't trust the government. They eat their young.

Barney Ross says: Now I know why your team dropped you.

Trench says: What are you gonna do?

Barney Ross says: Reload.

Jake Ferris says: Do you play an instrument?

Nick Martinelli says: Yeah, I can sorta play a couple of chords on this organ I have at home. Hey, I'll tell you what, why don't you come to my house and teach me a new song?

Jake Ferris says: Go to your house, huh? I suppose that's so you can show me your organ, right?

Nick Martinelli says: Why do you think I'm conning you? I tell you that I really do have this big organ!

Rocky Balboa says: Micky: Get up you son of a bitch! 'Cause Mickey loves you!

Breslin says: [Before detonating the prison] Boom!

Breslin says: Boom!

Rottmayer says: You don't look that smart!

Breslin says: You don't either!

Adrian says: I'll be here waiting for you.

Rocky Balboa says: How 'bout I stay here and you fight?

Apollo Creed says: Ain't gonna be no rematch...ain't gonna be no rematch.

Rocky Balboa says: Don't want one.

Adrian says: Why do you wanna fight?

Rocky Balboa says: 'Cause I can't sing or dance.

Drinker says: Yo Rock, you need some help?

Rocky Balboa says: No, guys; ain't no pie eating contest.

Henry "Razor" Sharp says: Well, I can't be in the same room with that guy. Not worth it.

Dante Slate Jr. says: The hell you mean it ain't worth it? I'm looking at your house!

John Rambo says: To survive a war, you gotta become war.

Jack Carter says: Rainwater is a fool.

Simon Phoenix says: Blast from the past!

Sergeant John Spartan says: You should have stayed there Phoenix!

Judge Dredd says: I never broke the Law! I AM THE LAW!!

Judge Dredd says: I never broke the Law! I am the law!

Jimmy Bobo says: I know. I've heard the speech. You should have taken him in.

Jimmy Bobo says: You're starting to sound like a broken record.

Taylor Kwon says: They don't even make records anymore.

Jimmy Bobo says: Right.

Taylor Kwon says: You don't just kill a guy like that!

Jimmy Bobo says: I just did!

Marion Cobretti says: Come on pig!

Night Slasher says: We're the future!

Marion Cobretti says: No, you're history.

Yin Yang says: I need a raise.

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: Why?

Yin Yang says: I need the money for my family. I want to send my son to a better school.

Lee Christmas says: When did you get a family?

Yin Yang says: Don't ask. I don't know.

Rocky Balboa says: Cut me Mick!

John Rambo says: Yo!

Rocky Balboa says: Yo, Adrian!

Mason "The Line" Dixon says: It's already over.

Rocky Balboa says: Nothing's over 'til it's over.

Rocky Balboa says: If I can change and you can change, everybody can change.

James Bonomo says: Bang. Down. Owned.

James Bonomo says: Are you a cop or shrink?

James Bonomo says: You had me at fuck you.

Morel says: If I wanted your opinion I would have bought you a brain.

Judge Dredd says: You killed innocent people.

Rico says: The means to an end.

Judge Dredd says: You started a massacre!

Rico says: I caused a revolution!

Judge Dredd says: YOU BETRAYED THE LAW!


Jimmy Bobo says: I got some rules. No women... No children.

Fergie Herman Ferguson says: If you hadn't judged me, I wouldn't be out here in the first place. I think you should apologize. I deserve it.

Judge Dredd says: The law never apologizes

Fergie Herman Ferguson says: That's just it. You're not the law anymore. Now apologize!

Judge Fargo says: The blind lady.

Judge Dredd says: Who is she?

Judge Fargo says: Justice, before your time. We should have never taken it from her hands.

Judge Dredd says: What kind of a criminal are you?

Fergie Herman Ferguson says: A nice criminal.

Fergie Herman Ferguson says: And these, these refugees, they made it through, right ?

Fergie Herman Ferguson says: And these, these refugees, they made it through, right?

Judge Dredd says: Actually, they were roasted.

Fergie Herman Ferguson says: That was a mistake!

Judge Dredd says: The Law doesn't make mistakes.

Fergie Herman Ferguson says: Really? Then how do you explain what happened to you? You can't... can you?

Judge Dredd says: Kevlar helmet and body armor. Yours... when you graduate.

Rocky Balboa says: I should've broke your thumb!

Yin Yang says: I need more money.

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: I know you told me, for your family right?

Yin Yang says: I don't have family.

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: I know.

Paulie says: Yeah,(gestures to Rocky Jr.) someday you can punch-out your pop.

Paulie says: Yeah, [gestures to Rocky Jr.] someday you can punch-out your pop.

Rocky Balboa says: Hey yo Paulie, what are you tellin the kid things like this for?

Paulie says: Hey, it's the fittest of the survival.

Adrian Balboa says: Do you want to grow up just using your fists?

Rocky Balboa says: Yo Adrian, I don't think it would be so bad if I showed him how to throw a few......deadly punches.

Rocky Balboa says: Yo Adrian, I don't think it would be so bad if I showed him how to throw a few... deadly punches.

Eric Qualen says: I must admit you're a real piece of work

Eric Qualen says: I must say, you're a real piece of work.

Gabe Walker says: And I must admit you're a real piece of shit

Gabe Walker says: I must say, you're a real piece of shit.

George Washington Duke says: Touch me and I'll sue. Come on punk, touch me and I'll sue. (Rocky punches Duke)

George Washington Duke says: Touch me and I'll sue. Come on punk, touch me and I'll sue. [Rocky punches Duke]

Rocky Balboa says: Sue me for what?

Rocky Balboa says: You knocked him (Pauly) down. Now try knockin' me down now...

Rocky Balboa says: You knocked him [Pauly] down. Now try knockin' me down now...

John Rambo says: They drew first blood, not me.

Paine says: How many men you got?

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: Just your mother!

John Rambo says: Don't Push it. Don't push it, or I'll give you war you won't believe. Let it go. (menacingly) Let it go!

John Rambo says: Don't Push it. Don't push it, or I'll give you war you won't believe. Let it go. [menacingly] Let it go!

Father Clemente says: By the way, congratulations on your daughter marrying Bruce Underwood!

Sofia Provolone says: Umm I'm afraid there's been a change father she's now marrying a nice Italian boy, Anthony Rossano

Father Clemente says: that's all for the better! nothing but a BIG Italian wedding Anthony Rossano

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone says: Naw forget Anthony, she's not marrying him anymore

Sofia Provolone says: WHAT!!

Father Clemente says: Well that's a shame, but she's young, someday she'll find the right one

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone says: She's found the right one

Sofia Provolone says: WHO!!

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone says: DR. Poole

Sofia Provolone says: DR. POOLE?!!

Dr. Thornton Poole says: HELLO!!

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone says: Get back into the room!

Father Clemente says: looks like a nice young man

Sofia Provolone says: why is she marrying Dr. Poole, she barely knows him?

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone says: she barely knew the chofer too

Sofia Provolone says: Don't drag out Oscar in front of the father!

Father Clemente says: Who's Oscar?

Sofia Provolone says: Why isn't she marrying Anthony?!

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone says: Because Anthony is marrying Theresa

Sofia Provolone says: WHO"S THERESA?!!

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone says: Look, it's really very simple but i ain't got time to explain, I've got to call Nora

Father Clemente says: Whos Nora?

Sofia Provolone says: our maid

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone says: EX MAID!!

Sofia Provolone says: Now You fire the maid!!

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone says: no, she quit to marry Bruce Underwood!

Sofia Provolone says: when did that happen?!!

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone says: I DON"T KNOW!! Somewhere between my vest and my pants

Rocky Balboa says: It ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how you can get hit and keep moving forward.

Edgar Friendly says: God, I love to hate this place!

Simon Phoenix says: Play ball!

Sergeant John Spartan says: Somebody put me back in the fridge.

Freddy Heflin says: I'm stone deaf son.

Rocky Balboa says: What if you told the kid, it's not how hard you hit but, it's about how hard you can hit and keep on moving.

Rico says: I would never lie to you.

Judge Dredd says: I'll be the judge of that.

Rocky Balboa says: Yo.

Barney Ross says: We keep it light until it's time to get dark. Then we get pitch black.

Barney Ross says: We keep it light, until it's time to go dark. Then we go pitch black.

Barney Ross says: [mockingly] Hello, darlin'.

Lee Christmas says: Hello, darlin'.

Ray Tango says: Rambo is a pussy.

Judge Dredd says: Double Whammy!

Jean Vilain says: What's it going to be? Man or sheep?

Barney Ross says: You wanna man up? I'll man you up.

Barney Ross says: Are you playing games with me, Maggie?

Maggie says: No. Are "you" playing games with me, Barney Ross?

Maggie says: No. Are 'you' playing games with me, Barney Ross?

John Rambo says: Fuck the world.

Rocky Balboa says: It's a livin'?

Mickey says: It's a waste of life!

Lee Christmas says: Are you crazy?! You could've killed me!

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: You're welcome!

John Rambo says: You know what you are. What you're made of. War is in your blood. Don't fight it. You didn't kill for your country. You killed for yourself. The gods are never gonna make that go away. When you're pushed, killing's as easy as breathing.

Gunnar Jensen says: Booker? So you're the one they call "Lone Wolf"?

Gunnar Jensen says: Booker? So you're the one they call 'Lone Wolf'?

Booker says: I've been called that. But I have mellowed.

Barney Ross says: [Sees 20 dead gunmen] Not that much...

Barney Ross says: [sees 20 dead gunmen] Not that much...

Rocky Balboa says: Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that.

Barney Ross says: You missed.

Lee Christmas says: You're aiming!

Ray Tango says: When this is over, we have to pay Jabba the Hutt here a visit.

Gabe Cash says: I'll bring the chainsaw.

Ray Tango says: I'll bring the beer.

Billy the Kid says: I'm so sorry sir.

Barney Ross says: It's not your fault.

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: I'm gonna fight like a man and I'm gonna make you man up.

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: Trench?

Trench says: I'm embarrassed.

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: Well you should be.

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: You have an ego as big as a Dinosaur. [To Lee Christmas]

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: You have an ego as big as a Dinosaur. [to Lee Christmas]

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: Its how we deal with death, we keep it light, till it goes dark, then we go pitch black

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: That's how we deal with death. We keep it light, until it's time to go dark. Then we go pitch black.

Barney Ross says: â??"Why do the good die early and the evil live longer?"

Barney Ross says: Why do the good die early and the evil live longer?

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: Rest in pieces.

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: That plane belongs in a museum!

Trench says: We all do.

Barney Ross says: Why always me?

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: I heard you died?

Booker says: Yeah, I heard that too.

The Toymaker says: All I wanted was to write the wrongs, get a second chance, create a new world where everybody would get a SECOND! CHANCE! But now... I'm taking this thing to the NEXT! LEVEL!

Trench says: Why don' we 'ave dinna sometime?

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: Sure, when?

Trench says: In a thousand years.

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: Too soon.

Himself says: Mr. Church: What's his problem?

Barney 'The Schizo' Ross says: He wants to be president.