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Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone in 1988
Born Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone
July 6, 1946 (1946-07-06) (age 61)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s) Sasha Czack (1974-1985)
Brigitte Nielsen (1985-1987)
Jennifer Flavin (1997-present)
Official website

Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone[1] (born July 6, 1946) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. One of the biggest box office draws in the world from the '70s to the early '90s, Stallone is an international icon of machismo and Hollywood action heroism. He has played two characters who have become a part of the American cultural lexicon: Rocky Balboa, the boxer who overcame all odds to become a champion, and John Rambo, a sensitive soldier who specialized in violent rescues and revenge. Image File history File links Sylvester_Stallone. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Brigitte Nielsen (born July 15, 1963) is a Danish actress who became popular in the 1980s for her marriage to actor Sylvester Stallone, whom she met while making the film Rocky IV. She subsequently appeared with him in the film Cobra, and was noted for her widely publicized breakup with... Michael Sylvester Enzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946 in New York City), usually known as simply Sylvester Stallone, is an American film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. ... The César Award is the national film award of France first given out in 1975. ... César: Prize (César dhonneur) ... Stockholm International Film Festival is an annual film festival in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Cop Land (1997) is an American dramatic film written and directed by James Mangold with an ensemble cast featuring Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Robert Patrick, Peter Berg, and Michael Rapaport. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... ... This article is about the character. ... Rambo is a trilogy of popular action films based on the characters created by David Morrell in his novel First Blood. ...


During the 1980s, he enjoyed phenomenal popularity and was one of the biggest movie stars in the world with the Rocky and Rambo franchises. Stallone's culturally influential films changed pop culture history and he has largely enjoyed a career on the Hollywood A list for over 30 years. Rocky is a saga of popular action films starring Sylvester Stallone, who plays in these films the fictional boxer Rocky Balboa. ... This article is about the Sylvester Stallone character and films. ...


He is considered by many (including the mayor of Philadelphia) as the one who made the city of Philadelphia an international tourist attraction with the Rocky Steps. His immense popularity there has led to a statue of his Rocky character being placed permanently near the Philadelphia Museum of Art as a cultural landmark. On August 2007, a statue of Rocky was also erected in the Serbian village of Zitiste. Stallone's film Rocky has also been inducted into the National Film Registry as well as having its film props placed in the Smithsonian Museum. For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... The Rocky Steps are the front steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. ... The Philadelphia Museum of Art, located at the west end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphias Fairmount Park, was established in 1876 in conjunction with the Centennial Exposition of the same year and is now among the largest and most important art museums in the United States. ... For other uses, see Rocky (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Stallone was born in New York City,[2] the son of Jackie Stallone (née Jacqueline Labofish), an astrologer, former dancer and promoter of women's wrestling, and Frank Stallone, Sr., a hairdresser.[3] Birth complications caused partial paralysis in parts of Stallone's face, resulting in his signature slurred speech and drooping lower lip.[4] Stallone's father was an immigrant from Gioia del Colle (in Bari, Apulia, Italy).[5] Stallone grew up in Northeast Philadelphia and attended Lincoln High School, whose band plays at the dedication of the Rocky statue in Rocky III. Jackie Stallone (née Labofish; born November 29, 1921) is an American astrologer and celebrity who is the mother of the Hollywood action film star Sylvester Stallone and of the singer Frank Stallone. ... An astrologer practices one or more forms of astrology. ... Ancient Greek wrestlers (Pankratiasts) Wrestling is the act of physical engagement between two unarmed persons, in which each wrestler strives to get an advantage over or control of their opponent. ... Paralysed redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Gioia del Colle is a town in the province of Bari, Apulia, Italy. ... For other uses, see Bari (disambiguation). ... This article is bad because of the Italian region. ... Map of Philadelphia County with Northeast Highlighted. ... Rocky III (1982) is the third installment in the Rocky movie series. ...


He later attended Bishop Snyder High School in Silver Spring, Maryland for a semester. In the 1960s, Stallone attended the American College of Switzerland in Leysin, and the University of Miami for three years. He came within a few credit hours of graduation before he decided to drop out and pursue an acting career. After Stallone's request that his acting and life experiences be accepted in exchange for his remaining credits, he was granted a Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) degree by the President of the University of Miami in 1999.[6] Not to be confused with Silver Springs. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... Leysin is a commune in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud, located in the district of Aigle. ... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ... The Bachelor of Fine Arts, usually abbreviated BFA, is the standard undergraduate degree for students seeking a professional education in the visual or performing arts. ... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ...


Personal life

Other famous members in Stallone's family are his brother, actor/singer Frank Stallone and his mother, Jackie Stallone, who achieved notoriety in the middle 1990s as an astrologist and as a professional wrestler. Stallone's pet Bullmastiff, Butkus, appeared in both Rocky and Rocky II as an often-teased favorite pet of Balboa's who lived in Adrian's pet shop. Frank Stallone, Jr. ... Jackie Stallone (née Labofish; born November 29, 1921) is an American astrologer and celebrity who is the mother of the Hollywood action film star Sylvester Stallone and of the singer Frank Stallone. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Stallone has been married three times, to Sasha Czack (1974–1985), Brigitte Nielsen (1985–1987), and Jennifer Flavin (1997— ). He has five children, sons Sage Moonblood and Seargeoh, who is autistic (with Czack, born 1976 and 1979 respectively), and daughters Sophia Rose, Sistine Rose and Scarlet Rose (with Flavin, born 1996, 1998, 2002 respectively). He and Flavin, an Irish-American, were married at Winston Churchill's birthplace, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England. In addition to these marriages, he has had romantic relationships with models Susan Anton, Angie Everhart, Naomi Campbell, and Janice Dickinson. Brigitte Nielsen (born July 15, 1963) is a Danish actress who became popular in the 1980s for her marriage to actor Sylvester Stallone, whom she met while making the film Rocky IV. She subsequently appeared with him in the film Cobra, and was noted for her widely publicized breakup with... Michael Sylvester Enzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946 in New York City), usually known as simply Sylvester Stallone, is an American film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Sage Stallone (born May 5, 1976 in Los Angeles, California), is an american actor and is the son of actor Sylvester Stallone. ... Autism is a brain development disorder characterized by impairments in social interaction and communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior, all exhibited before a child is three years old. ... Churchill redirects here. ... Blenheim Palace is a large and monumental country house situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in the South East of England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Susan Anton (born on October 12, 1950 in Oak Glen, California) is an American actress, best known for her role as Susan Williams in the various Stop Susan Williams!-related television series and television movies. ... Angie Everhart (born September 7, 1969) is an American actress and former fashion model. ... Naomi Campbell (born May 22, 1969) is a British supermodel. ... Janice Doreen Dickinson (born 15 february 1955) is an American supermodel [1][2] fashion photographer, actress, author and agent. ...


Stallone claims to have been able to bench press 385-400 lbs (174.6-181.4 kg) and squat 500 lbs (226.8 kg) in his prime. While in a bench pressing contest with former Mr. Olympia Franco Columbu, he severely tore his pectoral muscle and needed over 160 stitches on it. This is why one half of his chest is more vascular than the other.[7] A soldier (lying down) performs a bench press The bench press is a strength training exercise in which, while lying on his or her back, the person performing the bench press lowers a weight to the level of the chest, then pushes it back up until the arm is straight... Look up squat, squatter, squatting in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mr. ... Franco Columbu (August 7, 1941, Ollolai, Sardinia) is an Italian actor and bodybuilder. ...


On January 14, 2007, Stallone was at Goodison Park to promote Rocky Balboa, and to watch Everton take on Reading in an English Premier League game. The match ended as a 1–1 draw. Stallone paraded on the field at half time adorned in a home team scarf and received a warm reception from the 40,000 fans. Stallone has claimed to be a keen soccer fan since filming Victory in the 1980s and now claims to be an official Everton fan.[8] is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Goodison Park is the home ground of Everton F.C. in Liverpool. ... Rocky VI redirects here. ... Everton Football Club are an English football club from the city of Liverpool, founded in 1878. ... Reading F.C. is a football team, based in the English town of Reading and currently playing in the Football League Championship. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays English Premier League for sponsorship reasons) comprises the top 20 football clubs in the league system of English football. ...


In July 2007, Stallone had a tattoo done by world renowned tattoo artist Mike Devries on his upper right arm of a portrait of his wife, Jennifer Flavin. Incorporated into the tattoo is three roses for their three girls that have Rose for middle names. The tattoo took about 14 hours and isn't finished, it will be expanded onto Stallone's chest a bit.[9] July 2007 is the seventh month of that year. ... -1... Michael Sylvester Enzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946 in New York City), usually known as simply Sylvester Stallone, is an American film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. ...


Growth hormone controversy

On February 16, 2007, Stallone flew into Sydney, Australia as part of his promotional tour for Rocky Balboa. [10] Upon landing he was searched by Australian Customs officials, who found 48 vials of the human growth hormone (HGH) Jintropin in his personal luggage. As a result of this, he was charged one count of importing a prohibited import. The hormones are banned under the Australian Customs Act and are not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. In a court hearing on May 15, 2007, he pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing a controlled substance. On May 21, 2007 he was formally convicted of importing restricted muscle-building hormones into Australia and ordered to pay $9,870 in fines and court costs.[11] is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Rocky VI redirects here. ... The Australian Customs Service (ACS) is responsible for overseeing international movement of trade goods and people into Australia, for the collection of customs and excises, for undertaking border management activities, and for detecting drugs coming into the country. ... Growth hormone (GH) or somatotropin (STH) is a protein hormone which stimulates growth and cell reproduction in humans and other animals. ... Jintropin is the brand name for a synthetic human growth hormone product, which is made by the Chinese company GeneScience. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


In a typed apology from Stallone, delivered to the court on May 15, Stallone said: is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

I made a terrible mistake. Not because I was attempting to deceive anyone but I was simply ignorant of your official rules and I wish to sincerely apologize to the court and the Australian community for my breach of Australian customs law. ... I have never supported the use of illegal drugs or engaged in any illegal activities in my entire life. ...I wish to express my deepest remorse and again apologize for my actions.[12]

According to ninemsn.com and other sources, when interviewing officers asked Stallone why he took Jintropin, he said:

"As you get older, the pituitary gland slows and you feel older, your bones narrow. This stuff gives your body a boost and you feel and look good. Doing Rambo is hard work and I am going to be in Burma for a while. Where do you think I am going to get this stuff in Burma?"[13]

In the February 4, 2008 edition of Time, Stallone was interviewed about his use of HGH, which he defended. is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... TIME redirects here. ...

"Testosterone to me is so important for a sense of well-being when you get older. Everyone over 40 years old would be wise to investigate it because it increases the quality of your life. Mark my words. In 10 years it will be over the counter."[14]

Career

Italian Stallion and Score

Stallone had his first starring role in the softcore feature film Party at Kitty and Stud's (1970), which was later re-released as Italian Stallion (the title taken from Stallone's nickname and a line from the film) and Rocky. He was paid US$200 for two days work. An "uncut" version of the film was released in 2007, purporting to show actual hardcore footage of Stallone, but according to trade journal AVN the hardcore scenes were inserts not involving the actor.[15] In 2008, scenes from Party at Kitty and Stud's surfaced in a German version of Roger Colmont's hardcore-film White Fire (1976).[16] Softcore is a form of pornography that is less explicit than hardcore pornography in depicting or describing sexual behaviour. ... Box cover for The Italian Stallion. ... Box cover for The Italian Stallion. ... Category: ... Box cover for The Italian Stallion. ...


Stallone also starred in the erotic off-Broadway stage play Score which ran for 23 performances at the Martinique Theatre from October 28 - November 15, 1971 and was later made into a film by Radley Metzger. Score is the name of a sexploitation film directed by Radley Metzger that was one of the first films to explore bi-sexual relationships. ...


Early film roles, 1971-1975

Stallone's other first few film roles were minor, and included brief uncredited appearances in Woody Allen's Bananas (1971) as a subway thug, in the psychological thriller Klute (1971) as an extra dancing in a club, and in the Jack Lemmon vehicle The Prisoner Of Second Avenue (1975) as a youth. In the Lemmon film, Jack Lemmon chases, tackles and mugs Stallone, thinking that Stallone's character is a pickpocket. He had his second starring role in the cult hit The Lords of Flatbush (1974). In 1975, he played supporting roles in Farewell, My Lovely, Capone and, another cult hit, Death Race 2000. He also made guest appearances on the TV series Police Story and Kojak. Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, jazz musician, comedian and playwright. ... Bananas is a film written and directed by Woody Allen in 1971 and starring him and Louise Lasser. ... See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... Klute is a 1971 film which tells the story of a prostitute who assists a detective in solving a mystery. ... See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award and Cannes Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... The year 1975 in film involved some significant events. ... The Lords of Flatbush The Lords of Flatbush is a 1974 American motion picture drama about a 1950s street gang in leather jackets from the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Farewell, my Lovely, by Susie Cornfield, (published by Garret Books, London UK) is a collection of tails and tributes to much-loved, departed pets, including the author’s own Brains the MagnifiCat The book features stories from Jilly Cooper, David Blunkett and Ann Widdecombe and a foreword from the Daily... Capone (1975) is an American crime film directed by Steve Carver and and the film stars Ben Gazzara, Harry Guardino, Susan Blakely and an early film role for Sylvester Stallone. ... Death Race 2000 is a cult action film directed by Paul Bartel in 1975. ... A television program (US), television programme (UK) or simply television show is a segment of programming in television broadcasting. ... Police Story was an anthology television drama on the NBC broadcast network from the years 1973 through 1977. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Success with Rocky, 1976

Main article: Rocky Balboa
Stallone in 1978
Stallone in 1978

Stallone did not gain world-wide fame until his starring role in the smash hit Rocky (1976). The film was awarded with the 1976 Academy Award for Best Picture. On March 24, 1975, Stallone saw the Ali-Chuck Wepner fight which inspired the foundation idea of Rocky. That night Stallone went home, and in three days he had written the script for Rocky. After that, he tried to sell the script with the intention of playing the lead role. Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler in particular liked the script (which was suggested by Stallone after a casting), and planned on courting a star like Burt Reynolds or James Caan for the lead role. The final result was an unequalled success; Rocky was nominated for ten Academy Awards in all, including Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay This article is about the character. ... For other uses, see Rocky (disambiguation). ... The 49th Academy Awards were presented March 28, 1977 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. ... ©A.M.P.A.S.® The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to artists working in the motion picture industry. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Chartoff (b. ... Irwin Winkler (born May 25, 1931) is an American film producer and director. ... Burton Leon Reynolds, Jr. ... James Langston Edmund Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated American film, stage and television actor. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... // The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ...


Rocky, Rambo and new film roles, 1978-1989

Stallone in 1983
Stallone in 1983

The sequel Rocky II which Stallone had also written and directed was released in 1979 and also became a major success, grossing US$200 mil/. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (897x1557, 885 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sylvester Stallone ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (897x1557, 885 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sylvester Stallone ... Rocky II is the 1979 sequel to Rocky, a motion picture in which an unknown boxer had been given a chance to go the distance with the World Heavyweight Champion. ...


Apart from the Rocky films, Stallone did many other films in the late 1970s and early 1980s which were critically acclaimed but were not successful at the box office. He received critical praise for films such as F.I.S.T. (1978), a social, epic styled drama in which he plays a warehouse worker who becomes involved in the labor union leadership and Paradise Alley (1978), a family drama in which he plays one of three brothers who is a con artist and who helps his other brother who is involved in wrestling. F.I.S.T. is a 1978 movie directed by Norman Jewison and starring Sylvester Stallone. ... A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a legal entity consisting of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the workers... Paradise Alley is a 1978 movie about 3 brothers (known as the Carboni Boys) who live in Hells Kitchen, New York City, during the 1940s. ...


In the early 1980s he starred alongside British veteran Michael Caine in Escape to Victory (1981), a sports drama in which he plays a prisoner of war involved in a Nazi propaganda football (soccer) tournament. Stallone then made the action thriller film Nighthawks (1981), in which he plays a New York city cop who plays a cat and mouse game with a foreign terrorist, played by Rutger Hauer. This article is about the English actor. ... Escape to Victory is a 1981 film about Allied prisoners of war who are interned in a Nazi prison camp during World War II. It was directed by John Huston and stars Michael Caine and Sylvester Stallone. ... Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ... National Socialism redirects here. ... For other uses, see Propaganda (disambiguation). ... Soccer redirects here. ... Nighthawks is a 1981 action thriller movie starring Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams, Lindsay Wagner, Persis Khambatta, Nigel Davenport and Rutger Hauer. ... Rutger Oelsen Hauer (IPA: [rʏtxɛr ulsɛn hʌuɛr]) (born in Breukelen, January 23, 1944) is a Dutch film actor. ...


Stallone had another major franchise success as Vietnam veteran John Rambo in the action adventure film First Blood (1982). The first instalment of Rambo was both a critical and box office success. The critics praised Stallone's performance, saying he made Rambo seem human as opposed to the way he is portrayed in the book of the same name, First Blood and in the other films. Two Rambo sequels Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) and Rambo III (1988) followed. Although box office hits, they met with much less critical praise than the original. He also continued his box office success with the Rocky franchise and wrote, directed and starred in two more sequels to the series: Rocky III (1982) and Rocky IV (1985). This article is about the Sylvester Stallone character and films. ... For the David Morrell novel, see First Blood (book). ... First Blood is a 1972 novel by David Morrell that the 1982 movie First Blood was based on. ... Released on Friday, May 24, 1985, the second movie of Rambo, Rambo: First Blood Part II, has Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) released from prison by Federal order to document the possible existence of POWs in Vietnam, under the belief that he will find nothing and the government can sweep the issue... Rambo III, is an American action film released on May 25, 1988. ... Rocky III (1982) is the third installment in the Rocky movie series. ... For the soundtrack to the movie, see Rocky IV (album). ...


It was during this time period that Stallone's cultivated a strong overseas following. He also attempted, albeit unsuccessfully, roles in different genres when he wrote and starred in the comedy film Rhinestone (1984) where he played a wannabe country music singer and the drama film Over the Top (1987) where he played a truck driver who enters an arm wrestling competition to impress his estranged son. These films did not do well at the box office and were poorly received by critics. The action films Cobra (1986) and Tango and Cash (1989) did solid business domestically but overseas they did blockbuster business grossing over 100 million dollars foreign and over 160 million worldwide. The Rocky and Rambo franchises at the end of the decade were billion dollar franchises internationally. This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For articles with similar titles, see Over the top (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cobra is a 1986 action film directed by George P. Cosmatos, starring Sylvester Stallone, Reni Santoni and Brigitte Nielsen. ... Tango & Cash is a 1989 American movie starring Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell. ...


1990-2002

With the then recent success of Lock Up and Tango and Cash, at the start of the 1990s Stallone starred in the fifth installment of the Rocky franchise Rocky V which was considered a box office disappointment and was also disliked by fans as an unworthy entry in the series. It was intended to have been the last installment in the franchise at the time. Lock Up is a film detailing the last six months of inmate Frank Leones (played by Sylvester Stallone) prison term. ... Tango & Cash is a 1989 American movie starring Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Rocky V is the fifth film in the Rocky film saga. ...


After starring in the critical and commercial failures Oscar (1991) and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) during the early 90s, he made a major comeback in 1993 with the blockbuster hit Cliffhanger which became an enormously successful film grossing over US$255 million worldwide. Later that year he enjoyed another hit with the futuristic action film Demolition Man which grossed in excess of $158 million worldwide. His string of hits continued with 1994's The Specialist (over $170 million worldwide gross). Oscar is a 1991 comedy movie directed by John Landis The film is a remake of Oscar from 1967. ... Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot is a 1992 comedy film starring Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty and JoBeth Williams. ... Cliffhanger is a 1993 action movie directed by Renny Harlin and starring Sylvester Stallone and John Lithgow. ... For the meaning in finance, see futures contract. ... Demolition Man is an American science fiction-action film released in 1993. ... The year 1994 in film involved some significant events. ... For the modification for the game Half-Life, see The Specialists. ...


In 1995 he played the comic book based title character Judge Dredd who was taken from the popular British comic book 2000 AD in the film of the same name. His overseas box office appeal saved the domestic box office disappointment of Judge Dredd with a worldwide tally of $113 million. He also appeared in the thriller Assassins (1995) with co stars Julianne Moore and Antonio Banderas. In 1996 he starred in the disaster movie Daylight which made only $33 million in the U.S but was a major hit overseas taking in over $126 million, totalling $159,212,469 worldwide. A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... For the 1995 film, see Judge Dredd (film). ... Cover of the first issue of 2000 AD, 26 February 1977. ... Judge Dredd is a 1995 action film based on the Judge Dredd strip in the British comic 2000 AD. Certain elements of the film were altered from the comic series, but it still did not find wide mainstream appeal. ... Assassin may refer to: Hashshashin, the historical Muslim sect of Alamut An assassin, a murderer who is politically motivated Sometimes a hitman, a murderer who is motivated by money, is called an assassin Assassin (rap crew), a French rap crew. ... A disaster movie is a movie that has an impending or ongoing disaster (e. ... Daylight is an action film, released on Friday, December 6, 1996, starring Sylvester Stallone and directed by Rob Cohen. ...


That same year Stallone, along with an all-star cast of celebrities, appeared in the Trey Parker and Matt Stone short comedy film Your Studio and You commissioned by the Seagram Company for a party celebrating their acquisition of Universal Studios and the MCA Corporation. Stallone speaks in his Rocky Balboa voice with subtitles translating what he was saying. At one point, Stallone starts yelling about how can they use his Balboa character, that he left it in the past; the narrator calms him with a wine cooler and calling him, "brainiac." In response, Stallone says, "Thank you very much." He then looks at the wine cooler and exclaims, "Fucking cheap studio!"[17] Randolph Severn Trey Parker III (born October 19, 1969) is an Academy Award nominated American animator, screenwriter, film director, voice actor, actor and musician. ... Matthew Richard Matt Stone (born May 26, 1971) is an American animator, screenwriter, director, producer, voice actor, musician and actor. ... Title card for Your Studio and You Your Studio and You is a comedy short film created in 1996 by Matt Stone and Trey Parker and commissioned by comedic filmmaker David Zucker. ... The Seagram Company Ltd. ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ...


Following his breakthrough performance in Rocky, critic Roger Ebert had once said Stallone could become the next Marlon Brando, though he never quite recaptured the critical acclaim achieved with Rocky. Stallone did, however, go on to receive much acclaim for his role in the crime drama Cop Land (1997) in which he starred alongside Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta, but the film was only a minor success at the box office. His performance led him to win the Stockholm International Film Festival Best Actor Award. In 1998 he did voice-over work for the computer-animated film Antz, which grossed over 90 million domestically. Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... The police procedural is a sub-genre of the mystery story which tries to demonstrate accurately the activities of a police force as they investigate crimes. ... Cop Land (1997) is an American dramatic film written and directed by James Mangold with an ensemble cast featuring Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Robert Patrick, Peter Berg, and Michael Rapaport. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... Ray Liotta[1] (born December 18, 1954) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... Stockholm International Film Festival is an annual film festival in Stockholm, Sweden. ... A voice-over is a narration that is played on top of a video segment, usually with the audio for that segment muted or lowered. ... Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ... Antz is a 1998 computer-animated film produced by DreamWorks. ...


As the new millennium began, Stallone starred in the thriller Get Carter — a remake of the 1971 British Michael Caine film of the same name—but the film was poorly received by both critics and audiences. Stallone's career declined considerably after his subsequent films Driven (2001), Avenging Angelo (2002) and D-Tox (2002) also failed to do well at the box office and were poorly received by critics. Get Carter is a 2000 remake of the classic 1971 Michael Caine crime thriller, this time with Sylvester Stallone in the role of Jack Carter, and directed by Stephen Kay. ... This article is about the English actor. ... For the 2000 remake with Sylvester Stallone see Get Carter (2000 film) Get Carter is a 1971 British crime film, directed by Mike Hodges and starring Michael Caine as Jack Carter, a gangster who sets out to avenge the death of his brother. ... Look up Driven in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Avenging Angelo is a 2002 film directed by Martyn Burke which stars Sylvester Stallone and Madeleine Stowe. ... D-Tox is a 2002 movie directed by Jim Gillespie and starring Sylvester Stallone. ...


In 2000, Stallone received a special "Worst Actor of the Century" Razzie award, citing "95% of Everything He's Ever Done" rather than an individual movie. By 2000, Stallone had been awarded four Worst Actor Razzie awards for individual movies, a "Worst Screen Couple" Razzie, and a "Worst Actor of the Decade" Razzie for the 1980s.[18] He had been nominated for the Worst Actor award for nine consecutive years from 1984 to 1992. Razzie Award The Raspberry Awards or Razzies, first awarded in 1981, were created by John Wilson in 1980, intended to counterpoint the Academy Awards by dishonoring the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer. ... The Razzie Award for Worst Actor was an honor given out at the Golden Raspberry Awards to the worst actor of the previous year. ...


2003-2005

In 2003, he played a villainous role in the third instalment of the Spy Kids trilogy Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over which was a huge box office success (almost 200 million worldwide). Stallone also had a cameo appearance in the 2003 French film Taxi 3 as a passenger. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Spy Kids is the first film of the Spy Kids trilogy. ... Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over is the third film in the Spy Kids trilogy, written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. ... France has been influential in the development of film as a mass medium and as an art form. ... The Peugeot 406 from the movie doing a ski stunt off a flower container Taxi 3 is a 2003 French film directed by Gérard Krawczyk. ...


Following several poorly reviewed box office flops, Stallone started to regain prominence for his supporting role in the neo-noir crime drama Shade (2003) which was a box office failure but was praised by critics.[19] He was also attached to star and direct a film about the murder of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, entitled Notorious, but the film was shelved due to legal issues. Shade is a 2003 neo-noir crime drama starring Stuart Townsend, Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton, Jamie Foxx, Roger Guenveur Smith, Melanie Griffith and Sylvester Stallone. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972 - March 9, 1997), also known as Biggie Smalls (after a stylish gangster in the 1975 comedy, Lets Do it Again), but best known as The Notorious B.I.G., was a popular Brooklyn-born rapper of the mid 1990s. ...


In 2005, he was the co-presenter alongside Sugar Ray Leonard of the NBC Reality television boxing series The Contender. That same year he also made a guest appearance in two episodes of the television series Las Vegas. In 2005, Stallone also inducted wrestling icon Hulk Hogan, who appeared in Rocky III as a wrestler named Thunderlips, into the WWE Hall of Fame; Stallone was also the person who offered Hogan the cameo in Rocky III.[20] Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ray Charles Leonard (born May 17, 1956 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is a retired professional boxer. ... This article is about the television network. ... // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... The Contender is a reality television series that follows a group of boxers as they compete with one another in an elimination-style competition, while their lives and relationships with each other and their families are depicted. ... Las Vegas is a dramatic comedy, or dramedy, television series about a team of people working in the fictional Montecito Resort and Casino in Las Vegas—dealing with issues that arise within the working environment, ranging from valet parking and restaurant management to casino security. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ...


2006-2008: Revisiting Rocky and Rambo

After a few years hiatus from films, Stallone made a comeback in 2006 with the sixth and final installment of his successful Rocky series; Rocky Balboa, which was both a critical and commercial hit. After the critical and box office failure of the previous and presumed last installment Rocky V, Stallone had decided to end the series with a sixth installment which would be a more appropriate climax to the series. The total domestic box office came to 70.3 million (and 155.3 million worldwide). The budget of the movie was only 24 million. His performance in Rocky Balboa has been praised and garnered mostly positive reviews.[21] Rocky VI redirects here. ... Rocky V is the fifth film in the Rocky film saga. ...


Stallone's newest release is the fourth installment of his other successful movie franchise, Rambo, with the sequel being titled simply Rambo. The film opened in 2,751 theaters on January 25, 2008, grossing $6,490,000 on its opening day and $18,200,000 over its opening weekend. This article is about the Sylvester Stallone character and films. ... Rambo is a 2008 action film starring Sylvester Stallone as Vietnam War veteran John Rambo. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Its current box office stands at $42,653,401 in the US and $101,220,852 worldwide.


Asked in February 2008 which of the icons he would rather be remembered for, Stallone said "it's a tough one, but Rocky is my first baby, so Rocky."[22] For other uses, see Rocky (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rocky (disambiguation). ...


On the UK talk show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on 16 February 2008 while promoting the film Rambo, Stallone personally rated the Rocky films in order of his own personal preference, as: Friday Night with Jonathan Ross is a chat show presented by Jonathan Ross. ... Rambo is a 2008 action film starring Sylvester Stallone as Vietnam War veteran John Rambo. ...

For Rocky 6, Rocky Balboa (film), Stallone gave no rating, merely commenting, "the end". Asked by Ross if he might continue the franchise, he dismissed the idea on account of his age, replying "Who would he be fighting? Arthritis?". For other uses, see Rocky (disambiguation). ... Rocky II is the 1979 sequel to Rocky, a motion picture in which an unknown boxer had been given a chance to go the distance with the World Heavyweight Champion. ... Rocky III (1982) is the third installment in the Rocky movie series. ... For the soundtrack to the movie, see Rocky IV (album). ... Rocky V is the fifth film in the Rocky film saga. ... Rocky VI redirects here. ...


Future projects

He has signed a contract with Nu Image Films for two action movies (one of which could be another 'Rambo'). The Death Wish remake is still supposed to be his next film, as reported by Empire Magazine, followed by a rumoured fifth Rambo film. This article is about the novel. ... Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Emap Consumer Media since July 1989. ... This article is about the Sylvester Stallone character and films. ...


Other work

Stallone's début as a director came in 1978 with Paradise Alley, which he also wrote and starred in. In addition, he directed Staying Alive (the sequel to Saturday Night Fever), along with Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky Balboa, and Rambo. Paradise Alley is a 1978 movie about 3 brothers (known as the Carboni Boys) who live in Hells Kitchen, New York City, during the 1940s. ... Staying Alive is a 1983 film sequel to Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta as the same character, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes, Steve Inwood, Julie Bovasso, and dancers Viktor Manoel, Kate Ann Wright, Kevyn Morrow and Nanette Tarpey. ... Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a Brooklyn discotheque. ... Rocky II is the 1979 sequel to Rocky, a motion picture in which an unknown boxer had been given a chance to go the distance with the World Heavyweight Champion. ... Rocky III (1982) is the third installment in the Rocky movie series. ... For the soundtrack to the movie, see Rocky IV (album). ... Rocky VI redirects here. ... Rambo is a 2008 action film starring Sylvester Stallone as Vietnam War veteran John Rambo. ...


In August 2005, Stallone released his book Sly Moves which claimed to be a guide to fitness and nutrition as well as a candid insight into his life and works from his own perspective. The book also contained many photographs of Stallone throughout the years as well as pictures of him performing exercises.


In addition to writing all six Rocky films, Stallone also wrote Cobra, Driven and Rambo. He has co-written several other films, such as F.I.S.T., Rhinestone, Over the Top and the first three Rambo films. His last major success as a co-writer came with 1993's Cliffhanger. Rocky is a saga of popular action films starring Sylvester Stallone, who plays in these films the fictional boxer Rocky Balboa. ... Cobra is a 1986 action film directed by George P. Cosmatos, starring Sylvester Stallone, Reni Santoni and Brigitte Nielsen. ... Look up Driven in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Rambo is a 2008 action film starring Sylvester Stallone as Vietnam War veteran John Rambo. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For articles with similar titles, see Over the top (disambiguation). ... An action movie starring Sylvester Stallone and including John Lithgow as a key villain. ...


Stallone's work behind the cameras was recently documented in this 2008 article


Stallone owns shares in Planet Hollywood restaurants with Bruce Willis and formerly Arnold Schwarzenegger (who has since sold his part). Planet Hollywood at night, Downtown Disney, Florida, USA. Planet Hollywood Niagara Falls, Ontario Planet Hollywood, a theme restaurant chain inspired by the popular portrayal of Hollywood, was launched in New York on October 22, 1991, with the backing of Hollywood stars Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Demi Moore. ... Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is a Golden Globe- and double Emmy-winning German-born American actor and singer. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German IPA: ; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe-winning actor, businessman and politician currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ...


Filmography

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Literature

  • Nicolas Barbano: Verdens 25 hotteste pornostjerner (Rosinante, Denmark 1999) ISBN 87-7357-961-0: Features a chapter on his relation to adult cinema.

References

  1. ^ Stallone proves there’s no show without punch, The Herald, January 29, 2007
  2. ^ http://www.sylvesterstallone.com/Biography.html
  3. ^ Film Reference
  4. ^ The Biography Channel (2007). Sylvester Stallone Biography. Retrieved on January 28, 2008.
  5. ^ Video of Stallone visiting Italy
  6. ^ University of Miami Alumni Page
  7. ^ Aintitcool.com
  8. ^ Everton F.C. fan
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ News.com.au
  11. ^ Australia conviction for importing hormones
  12. ^ www.news.com.au
  13. ^ Australian interview with Nine TV (Australia)
  14. ^ Time magazine interview
  15. ^ 'The 'Italian Stallion' Hoax: Stallone Never Did Hardcore'
  16. ^ Another World Entertainment Releases Hardcore ‘Italian Stallion’
  17. ^ Your Studio and you (From Google Video)
  18. ^ "[http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1110&PN=1 Complete RAZZIE® History, Year-by-Year: 1980-2007". www.razzies.com. Published June 26, 2006. URL accessed June 5, 2008.
  19. ^ Shade at Rottentomatoes
  20. ^ Sylvester Stallone Rocky- Celebrity Scene Monthly By Don Aly Vol 36
  21. ^ Balboa at RottenTomatoes
  22. ^ Sylvester Stallone: Rambo Returns, video interview with STV

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