Sylvester Stallone is an American actor who is very famous because of the Rocky film series. His full name is Sylvester Enzio Stallone. He was born in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, also known as Clinton.
Sylvester’s father, Francesco Stallone Sr. was a hairdresser & beautician and his mother Jacqueline Stallone was an astrologer & dancer who also promoted women’s wrestling.
During Sylvester’s birth, his mother had a lot of complications in childbirth. During that time, doctors accidentally broke a vein of Sylvester, due to which some parts of the face of his lower left side were paralyzed.
Due to this accident, he had to go through a lot of trouble as a child. There was some flaw in his look and speech too.
Through a quote, he has told the troubles he faced in his childhood. But at the same time, the solution of all these was also found. Despite his flaws, he made a career in bodybuilding and acting.
“I was an insecure kid. Once I saw ‘Hercules’ with Steve Reeves, my mind just exploded, it completely changed my life. I literally ran out of the theatre and started lifting things, anything I could think of – milk crates. I’m still lifting things. It changed my life. If I had never gone to that film, I wouldn’t be here today.”
Sylvester completed his schooling at Notre Dame Academy and Lincoln High School in Philadelphia. And did further studied from Charlotte Hall Military Academy and Miami Dade College.
After that, he studied for two years at the American College of Switzerland. After that came back to the US and studied drama at the University of Miami. Along with his studies, he gave some stage performances by the name of Sylvester E. Stallone.
After his studies, Sylvester spent a few years as a struggling actor. But finally, in 1974 he got entry in Hollywood. He played the role of Stanley Rosiello in The Lords of Flatbush which was highly praised.
After this, he played a side character in many films. But Sylvester got his real identity from the Rocky film series. This film was released in 1976 in which he played the role of a boxer named Rocky Balboa. These film series made him quite famous and successful.
In 1977, Sylvester became the third actor to be nominated for two Academy Awards. Apart from this, his film Rocky was also included in the National Film Registry and props of the character of this film were also kept in the Smithsonian Museum.
After this, Sylvester Stallone did many famous action films such as First Blood, Rambo film series, Cobra, Tango and Cash, Cliffhanger and Demolition Man.
In the 1990s, Sylvester became one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors due to his successful action films.
After the 2000s, he has done very few films. In which he did a successful film Escape Plan in 2013. And in the 2010s Stallone also launched a new film series, The Expendables.
Sylvester Stallone has also created a new record in Hollywood. He is the first actor in U.S. cinema history to have the box office number one film in six consecutive decades.
Sylvester Stallone Quotes :
Your spiritual sense will make you either a winner or a loser. – Sylvester Stallone
Remember the mind is your best muscle… Big arms can move rocks, but big words can move mountains…. Ride the brain train for success. – Sylvester Stallone
I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated. – Sylvester Stallone
I stopped thinking the way other people think a long time ago. You gotta think like you think. – Sylvester Stallone
I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat. – Sylvester Stallone
I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts. – Sylvester Stallone
We’re all expendable. We think the world’s going to stop when a pope dies, or a king. And then… life goes on. – Sylvester Stallone
You are what you leave behind. – Sylvester Stallone
The biggest and most interesting crisis in the world is the human crisis, and it never gets boring. It goes back to Shakespeare. You don’t need a gimmick; it’s just man against man and their intolerance of each other. – Sylvester Stallone
Clothing is the first step to building a character. – Sylvester Stallone
Voices are like fingerprints, from Cagney to Bogart. They never lost it. My voice is instrumental in categorizing me. – Sylvester Stallone
If you think people are inherently good, you get rid of the police for 24 hours – see what happens. – Sylvester Stallone
Painting is as close as a person can get to actually capturing the heat of the moment. – Sylvester Stallone
You’ve got to show your soul otherwise you’re just a piece of equipment. – Sylvester Stallone
I’m more focused and have a greater sense of challenge, because I constantly feel the weight of time. – Sylvester Stallone
You have to be really loyal to the people that supported you when you were coming up. – Sylvester Stallone
Just because society says I’m old doesn’t mean I am. – Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone Motivational Quotes :
Fear is the fuel that we use for overachievement. If I wasn’t afraid at times, I wouldn’t work as hard. – Sylvester Stallone
I’m always looking for a new challenge. There are a lot of mountains to climb out there. When I run out of mountains, I’ll build a new one. – Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone Quotes About Life :
Life is more than sunglasses and hit movies. Reality – that’s the main event. – Sylvester Stallone
If you look back at life, I bet you will regret about 80% of your actions. But life consists of all mistakes. – Sylvester Stallone
I think everyone has a certain kind of formula in their life. When you deviate from that formula, you’re going to fail big or you’re gonna win big. – Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone Inspirational Quotes :
I believe any success in life is made by going into an area with blind and furious optimism. – Sylvester Stallone
For every guy, there is an opportunity to be a lot better than he thought he could be. We can’t all be the star of the team, but we can be a star in our life. – Sylvester Stallone
Usually, whenever you’re scared of something, do it. If you’re not afraid of it, don’t do it. – Sylvester Stallone