Sly Stallone was born on July 6, 1946 in New York City. He is one of the biggest box office draws for the past 30 years. Raised in Hell's Kitchen Stallone attend the American College of Switzerland and the University of Miami and earned a BA Degree. He turn to acting but struggled with small parts As The Party at Kitty and Stud's in 1970, Klute in 1971 and Bananas in 1971. Stallone played a major lead in The Lord's of Flatbush in 1974.
He was in Death Race 2000 in 1975 and decided that he could write. He wrote Rocky in 1976. Rocky garnered ten Academy Award nominations and won Best picture of 1976. His Rocky franchise went on to become of the most successful movie franchises in history. Stallone went on to film Paradise Alley in 1978, Nighthawks in 1981 and Victory in 1981.
Stallone was cast as John Rambo in First Blood 1982 and First Blood Part II in 1985. He became one of the top male actors for his part in these bloody post-Vietnam War sagas. Stallone continued with more macho themed films with Cobra in 1986, Over the Top in 1987 and Tango & Cash in 1989. Go back and watch Demolition Man from 1993 and Judge Dredd in 1995. He played a different part in Cop Land in 19967 and sang in the animated story Antz in 1998.
Stallone current franchise is The Expendables in 2010 which was #1 at the box office the first weekend. Expendables II was filmed in 2012, Expendables III is due out the summer of 2014, and Expendables IV is in the works. All fun movies reprising the glory days of stunt and actions stars.
Stallone was married to Sasha Czack in 1974 and they divorced in 1985 with two children. He married actress Brigitte Nielsen in 1985 and they divorced in 1987. He is currently married to Jennifer Flavin and they have three children.