The Lif of Syvester Stallon

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  • Born on, July 6, 1946, in New York's gritty Hells Kitchen

    Born on, July 6, 1946, in New York's gritty Hells Kitchen
    Born on, July 6, 1946, in New York's gritty Hells Kitchen
  • Started Making Movies

    Started Making Movies
    Stallona struggled making movies at first. Stallona made the movies Party at Kitty's and Stud's, the thriller, Klute, and the commedy Bananas. Stallone got a crucial career break, with actor Henry Winker, sharing lead billing in the effectively written teen gang film, The Lord of Flatbush.
  • Beggining

    Beggining
    By 1973, Stallone had auditioned for almost every casting agent in New York and had gone on thousands of acting calls, with little success.
  • "More than a Actor"

    "More than a Actor"
    Stallone was more than an actor. he was also keen to be recognized as a screenwriter, not just an actor, and, inspired by the 1975 Muhammad Ali-Chuck Wepner fight in Cleveland, Stallone wrote a film script about a nobody fighter given the "million to one opportunity" to challenge for the heavyweight title.
  • Rocky

    Rocky
    Rocky was made in 1976, it became the stuff of cinematic legends, scoring ten Academy Award nominations, winning the Best Picture Award of 1976 and triggering one of the most financially successful movie franchises in history! Whilst full credit is wholly deserved by Stallone, he was duly supported by tremendous acting from fellow cast members Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith and Burt Young, and director John G. Avildsen gave the film an emotive, earthy appeal from start to finish.
  • Rocky 2

    Rocky 2
    The second outing for the "Italian Stallion" wasn't as powerful or successful as the first "Rocky"; however, it still produced strong box office. Subsequent films Nighthawks (1981) and Victory (1981) failed to ignite with audiences, so Stallone was once again lured back to familiar territory with Rocky III (1982)
  • Top Male Star

    Top Male Star
    The character of Green Beret "John Rambo" was the creation of Canadian-born writer David Morrell, and his novel was adapted to the screen with Stallone in the lead role in First Blood (1982), also starring Richard Crenna and Brian Dennehy. The movie was a surprise hit that polarized audiences because of its commentary about the Vietnam war, which was still relatively fresh in the American public's psyche. Political viewpoints aside, the film was a worldwide smash, and a sequel soon followed with
  • Came out of the Shadows

    Came out of the Shadows
    Philadelphia's favorite mythical boxer moved out of the shadows for his fifth screen outing in Rocky V (1990) tackling Tommy "Machine" Gunn played by real-life heavyweight fighter Tommy Morrison, the great-nephew of screen legend John Wayne. Sly quickly followed with the lukewarm comedy Oscar (1991), the painfully unfunny Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992), the futuristic action film Demolition Man (1993), and the comic book-inspired Judge Dredd (1995). Interestingly, Stallone then took a departu
  • Sued

    Sued
    In 1996, Stallone was sued by his stepfather, Anthony "Tony" Filiti, who sought $69.8 million in compensatory and punitive damages, for defamation, interference, injurious falsehood, infliction of emotional distress, unfair competition and breach of contract, because Filiti alleged he had been squeezed out of his position as Stallone's "assets manager". Stallone later sued a subsequent financial advisor for urging him to hold his investment in Planet Hollywood. The settlements were not disclosed
  • Awards

    Awards
    In 2002, Stallone was honored by the Video Dealers Software Association when he was presented with the “Action Star of the Millennium Award” at the Organization’s 21st Annual Convention.