Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

Highest Rated: 100% The Suicide Squad (2021)

Lowest Rated: 0% Staying Alive (1983)

Birthday: Jul 06, 1946

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Sylvester Stallone was an icon of American cinema who, over the course of his nearly half-century in the film industry, was singlehandedly responsible for giving life to two of the most beloved characters to have ever graced the silver screen: Rocky Balboa and John Rambo. Born in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, Stallone was left paralyzed in parts of face due to complications during his birth. By all accounts, Stallone also had a difficult childhood. His parents had a volatile relationship and fought all the time. They eventually got divorced. So, after living for a number of years in the Washington, D.C. area, Stallone moved to Philadelphia to live with his mother and her second husband. It was in the City of Brotherly Love that Stallone would attend high school, and first become interested in acting. The teen Stallone may not have known it at the time, but Philadelphia would also go on to become the location for his most memorable film, 1976's "Rocky." After graduating from high school Stallone went on to pursue his studies in dramatic arts, first at the American College in Switzerland, and then later the University of Miami. It was at the University of Miami that he would go on to earn his bachelor's degree. After college he moved to New York City to try and make it as an actor. Stallone took on a number of odd jobs during these salad days to pay the bill, including working in the cleanup crew for the lion's cages at the Central Park Zoo. In 1970, in the fledgling days of his acting career, Stallone would appear in the soft-core porn film "Party at Kitty and Stud's" (1970). He also made uncredited appearances in the Jane Fonda drama "Klute" (1971), as well as the Woody Allen comedy "Bananas" (1971). In 1974 Stallone earned praise for his portrayal of a 50s street tough in the film "The Lords of Flatbush" (1974). It was also around this period that Stallone began writing a screenplay about an underdog Philadelphia boxer who "goes the distance" in the ring with the heavyweight champion. After finishing the script, which he called "Rocky," Stallone shopped it around Hollywood. Several producers took an interest in making the film. Stallone, however, had one condition: he and only he could play the title role. He eventually found two producers, Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, to agree, and when "Rocky" was released in 1976 it quickly became a sensation. The film was nominated for 10 Oscars, including two for Stallone for acting and writing, and would go on to take home the Academy Award for Best Picture. Emboldened by the success of "Rocky," Stallone's career took off. He wrote and directed two "Rocky" sequels in the ensuing years, "Rocky II" (1979) and "Rocky III" (1982), and went on to earn critical praise for his performances in "Paradise Alley" (1978) and "Nighthawks" (1981). Then in 1982 Stallone's career hit an even higher peak when he starred in, and wrote the screenplay for, the action film "First Blood" (1982). That film would introduce a new iconic movie character to popular culture, John Rambo, thus making Stallone one of the biggest box office draws of the 1980s. Stallone would write and appear in two more "Rambo" movies in the 1980s, "Rambo: First Blood Part II" (1985) and "Rambo III" (1988), in addition to two more "Rocky" sequels. Throughout the 1980s Stallone starred in a number of other blockbuster action films, like "Cobra" (1986), "Over the Top" (1987), and "Lock Up" (1989). By the mid-1990s Stallone's career began to hit a low point after he appeared in the flops "Judge Dredd" (1995) and "Daylight" (1997). However, by the early 2000s his career began to regain some steam with his roles in films like "Get Carter" (2000) and "Driven" (2001). In 2006 Stallone resuscitated the Rocky character for "Rocky Balboa" (2006), the sixth film in the Rocky franchise and the first since 1990's badly received "Rocky V" (1990). "Rocky Balboa," which Stallone also directed, drew almost unanimous praise from both fans and critics alike, and was seen as a fitting return to form for one of the big screen's most enduring characters. In 2008 Stallone would also go onto revive John Rambo in the action movie "Rambo" (2008), the fourth film in the "Rambo" series. In 2010 Stallone would launch another action franchise by writing, directing and starring in "The Expendables" (2010). The film featured a who's who of action stars, including Jason Statham, Jet Li, and Dolph Lundgren, and was a huge hit with audiences. Two "Expendables" sequels would follow, in 2012 and 2014, respectively. In 2015 Stallone relaunched the "Rocky" franchise with "Creed" (2015), which centered on the son of Rocky's nemesis from the first film, Apollo Creed. The title character was played by Michael B. Jordan, and for his role in the film, Stallone earned his second Oscar nomination for acting. In 2019, after nearly 50 years in show business, Stallone brought back John Rambo for an eagerly anticipated fourth sequel "Rambo: Last Blood" (2019). The film was released in the fall of 2019, with the 73-year-old Stallone playing the title character once again.

Highest rated movies

Creed Rocky Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
First Blood
Creed II
Death Race 2000
Rocky Balboa
Cop Land

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Expendables 4 Barney Ross (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Samaritan Stanley Kominski (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2021
100% No Score Yet The Suicide Squad King Shark (Voice) - 2021
No Score Yet 8% Escape Plan: The Extractors Ray Breslin (Character) - 2019
26% 82% Rambo: Last Blood John Rambo (Character),
Screenwriter
$44.8M 2019
9% 25% Backtrace Sykes (Character) - 2018
8% 14% Escape Plan 2: Hades Ray Breslin (Character) - 2018
83% 79% Creed II Rocky Balboa (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
$115.7M 2018
No Score Yet 100% John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs Self - 2017
85% 87% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Stakar Ogord (Character) $389.8M 2017
64% 78% Animal Crackers Bullet-Man (Voice) - 2017
21% 42% Ratchet & Clank Victor Von Ion (Voice) $8.8M 2016
95% 89% Creed Rocky Balboa (Character),
Producer
$109.7M 2015
4% 48% Reach Me Gerald (Character) - 2014
32% 48% The Expendables 3 Barney Ross (Character),
Screenwriter
$39.3M 2014
42% 61% Homefront Screenwriter,
Producer
$20.1M 2013
50% 55% Escape Plan Ray Breslin (Character) $25.1M 2013
31% 46% Grudge Match Henry "Razor" Sharp (Character) $29.8M 2013
45% 39% Bullet to the Head Jimmy Bobo (James Bonomo) (Character) $9.5M 2012
67% 67% The Expendables 2 Barney Ross (Character),
Screenwriter
$85M 2012
14% 41% Zookeeper Joe the Lion (Voice) $80.4M 2011
42% 64% The Expendables Barney Ross (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
$103M 2010
No Score Yet 31% Kambakkht Ishq Self $1.4M 2009
No Score Yet 67% Amerika Idol Unknown (Character) - 2009
37% 69% Rambo John Rambo (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$42.7M 2008
77% 76% Rocky Balboa Rocky (Character),
Director,
Writer
$70.3M 2006
67% 58% Shade Dean "The Dean" Stevens (Character) $24.7K 2003
45% 25% Spy Kids 3: Game Over The Toymaker (Character) $111.8M 2003
13% 33% Avenging Angelo Frankie Delano (Character) - 2002
18% 28% Eye See You Jake Malloy (Character) - 2002
14% 33% Driven Joe Tanto (Character),
Writer,
Producer
$32.6M 2001
11% 28% Get Carter Jack Carter (Character) $15M 2000
92% 52% Antz Weaver (Voice) $90.7M 1998
8% 15% An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Self $43.9K 1997
75% 67% Cop Land Sheriff Freddy Heflin (Character) $44.9M 1997
27% 37% Daylight Kit Latura (Character) $32.9M 1996
22% 30% Judge Dredd Judge Joseph Dredd (Character) $34.7M 1995
16% 45% Assassins Robert Rath (Character) - 1995
7% 29% The Specialist Ray Quick (Character) $55.2M 1994
67% 52% Cliffhanger Gabe Walker (Character) $80.5M 1993
60% 66% Demolition Man John Spartan (Character) $57.2M 1993
11% 21% Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Sgt. Joe Bomowski (Character) $26.6M 1992
12% 63% Oscar Angelo "Snaps" Provolone (Character) $23.5M 1991
31% 31% Rocky V Rocky Balboa (Character),
Screenwriter
$40.1M 1990
23% 50% Lock Up Frank Leone (Character) $20.3M 1989
30% 52% Tango & Cash Lt. Raymond Tango (Character) $61.8M 1989
40% 45% Rambo III John J. Rambo (Character),
Writer
$53.7M 1988
33% 49% Over the Top Lincoln Hawk (Character),
Screenwriter
$14M 1987
18% 42% Cobra Lieutenant Marion "Cobra" Cobretti (Character),
Screenwriter
$47.5M 1986
40% 76% Rocky IV Rocky Balboa (Character),
Director,
Writer
$125.4M 1985
33% 60% Rambo: First Blood Part II John J. Rambo (Character),
Writer
$150.2M 1985
15% 35% Rhinestone Nick Martinelli (Character) - 1984
0% 39% Staying Alive Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1983
85% 85% First Blood Rambo (Character),
Writer
- 1982
63% 74% Rocky III Rocky Balboa (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1982
63% 71% Victory Captain Robert Hatch (Character) - 1981
70% 55% Nighthawks Deke DaSilva (Character) - 1981
71% 82% Rocky II Rocky Balboa (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1979
73% 56% F.I.S.T. Johnny Kovak (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1978
40% 44% Paradise Alley Cosmo Carboni (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1978
92% 69% Rocky Rocky Balboa (Character),
Writer
- 1976
81% 64% Death Race 2000 "Machine Gun" Joe Viterbo (Character) - 1975
73% 73% Farewell, My Lovely Jonnie (Character) - 1975
57% 67% The Prisoner of Second Avenue Youth in Park (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebel Jerry Savage (Character) - 1974
64% 41% The Lords of Flatbush Stanley Rosiello (Character) - 1974

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2019 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019 2015 2012-2013 2010
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2019 2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Contender Executive Producer,
Host
2018 2005-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultimate Beastmaster: France Executive Producer 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultimate Beastmaster: Italy Executive Producer 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultimate Beastmaster: Brazil Executive Producer 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultimate Beastmaster: Mexico Executive Producer 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultimate Beastmaster: South Korea Executive Producer 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultimate Beastmaster: U.S. Executive Producer 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultimate Beastmaster: India Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultimate Beastmaster: China Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultimate Beastmaster: Spain Executive Producer 2017
93% 76% This Is Us Himself (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultimate Beastmaster: Japan Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strong Executive Producer 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016 2014 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20/20 Guest 2016
No Score Yet 42% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Unknown (Guest Star),
Host
2013 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2012 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Piers Morgan On... Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Las Vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1991 1985 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Elmore "Rocky" Caddo (Character) 1975

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