Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

  • Highest Rated: 95% Creed (2015)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Staying Alive (1983)
  • Birthday: Jul 6, 1946
  • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
  • An icon of machismo and Hollywood action heroism, Sylvester Stallone is responsible for creating two characters who have become a part of the American cultural lexicon: Rocky Balboa, the no-name boxer who overcame all odds to become a champion, and John Rambo, the courageous soldier who specialized in violent rescues and revenge. Both characters are reflections of Stallone's personal experiences and the battles he waged during his transition from a poor kid in Hell's Kitchen to one of the world's most popular stars. According to Stallone, his was not a happy childhood. On July 6, 1946, in the aforementioned part of Manhattan, Sylvester Enzio Stallone was born to a chorine and an Italian immigrant. A forceps accident during his birth severed a facial nerve, leaving Stallone with parts of his lip, tongue, and chin paralyzed. In doing so, the accident imprinted Stallone with some of the most recognizable components of his persona: the distinctively slurred (and some say often nearly incomprehensible) speech patterns, drooping lower lip, and crooked left eye that have been eagerly seized upon by caricaturists. To compound these defects, Stallone was a homely, sickly child who once suffered from rickets. His parents were constantly at war and struggling to support Stallone and his younger brother, Frank Stallone (who became a B-movie actor). The elder brother spent most of his first five years in the care of foster homes. Stallone has said that his interest in acting came from his attempts to get attention and affection from those strangers who tried to raise him. When he was five, his parents moved their family to Silver Spring, MD, but once again spent their time bickering and largely ignored their children. Following his parents' divorce in 1957, the 11-year-old Stallone remained with his stern father. The actor's teen years proved even more traumatic. As Stallone seemed willing to do just about anything for attention, however negative, he had already been enrolled in 12 schools and expelled several times for his behavior problems. His grades were dreadful and his classmates picked on him for being different. Stallone coped by becoming a risk taker and developing elaborate fantasies in which he presented himself as a brave hero and champion of the underdog. At age 15, Stallone moved to Philadelphia to be with his mother and her new husband. By this time, he had begun lifting weights and took up fencing, football, and the discus. He also started appearing in school plays. Following graduation, Stallone received an athletic scholarship for the American College of Switzerland. While there he was a girls' athletic coach and in his spare time starred in a school production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. The experience inspired him to become an actor and after returning stateside, he started studying drama at the University of Miami until he decided to move to New York in 1969. While working a variety of odd jobs, Stallone auditioned frequently but only occasionally found stage work, most of which was off-Broadway in shows like the all-nude Score and Rain. He even resorted to appearing in the softcore porn film, Party at Kitty's and Studs, which was later repackaged as The Italian Stallion after Stallone became famous. Stallone's face and even his deep voice were factors in his constant rejection for stage and film roles. He did nab a bit role in Woody Allen's Bananas (1971), but after he was turned down for The Godfather (1971), Stallone became discouraged. Rather than give up, however, Stallone again developed a coping mechanism -- he turned to writing scripts, lots of scripts, some of which were produced. He still auditioned and landed a starring role in Rebel (1973). During his writing phase, he married actress Sasha Czack in late 1974 and they moved to California in the hopes of building acting careers. His first minor success came when he wrote the screenplay for and co-starred in the nostalgic Lords of Flatbush (1974)

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

27% Rambo: Last Blood Screenwriter John Rambo 2019
No Score Yet Le Tombeau 3: Extraction Actor 2019
33% Escape Plan: The Extractors Ray Breslin 2019
11% Backtrace Sykes 2018
84% Creed II Rocky Balboa Screenwriter 2018
8% Escape Plan 2: Hades Ray Breslin 2018
No Score Yet Retracer Actor 2018
No Score Yet Escape Plan 2 (Double Feature with Escape Plan) Ray Breslin 2018
No Score Yet John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs Actor 2017
No Score Yet Blockbusters 80, la folle décennie d'Hollywood Actor 2017
22% Ratchet & Clank Victor 2016
No Score Yet Scarpa Gregory Scarpa 2016
No Score Yet Animal Crackers Bullet-Man 2016
95% Creed Producer Rocky Balboa $81.2M 2015
4% Reach Me Gerald 2014
32% The Expendables 3 Barney Ross Screenwriter Producer $34.8M 2014
78% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Actor $0.2M 2014
31% Grudge Match Henry "Razor" Sharp $14.9M 2013
42% Homefront Screenwriter Producer $12.7M 2013
50% Escape Plan Breslin $18.7M 2013
94% Milius Actor 2013
46% Bullet to the Head James Bonomo $9.6M 2013
68% The Expendables 2 Screenwriter Barney Ross $85.1M 2012
14% Zookeeper Joe the Lion $80.4M 2011
42% The Expendables Screenwriter Barney Ross Director $103M 2010
No Score Yet Amerika Idol Actor 2009
37% Rambo (Rambo IV) Producer Screenwriter John Rambo Director $42.8M 2008
77% Rocky Balboa Rocky Balboa Director Screenwriter Executive Producer $70.2M 2006
No Score Yet Ali Rap Actor 2006
No Score Yet Pele Forever Actor 2005
45% Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over Toymaker 2003
No Score Yet Making 'Avenging Angelo' Frankie Delano 2003
67% Shade The Dean 2003
13% Avenging Angelo Actor 2002
15% D-Tox (Eye See You) Jake Malloy 2002
No Score Yet Ultimate Fights Actor 2002
14% Driven Joe Tanto Producer Screenwriter 2001
12% Get Carter Jack Carter $14.6M 2000
93% Antz Weaver 1998
8% An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Himself 1998
74% Cop Land Freddy Heflin 1997
25% Daylight Kit Latura 1996
15% Assassins Robert Rath 1995
17% Judge Dredd Judge Dredd 1995
7% The Specialist Ray Quick 1994
No Score Yet Academy Award Winners, The First 50 Years: Volume 10 - Hollywood Comes to Age Actor 1994
62% Demolition Man Sergeant John Spartan 1993
8% Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Joe Bomowski 1992
12% Oscar Angelo 'Snaps' Provolone 1991
29% Rocky V Rocky Balboa Screenwriter 1990
No Score Yet A Man Called...Rainbo Actor 1990
31% Tango & Cash Ray Tango 1989
17% Lock Up Frank Leone 1989
39% Rambo III Screenwriter Rambo 1988
No Score Yet Stars of the Century Actor 1988
27% Over the Top Lincoln Hawk Screenwriter 1987
14% Cobra Lieutenant Marion 'Cobra' Cobretti 1986
40% Rocky IV Director Screenwriter Rocky Balboa 1985
36% Rambo: First Blood Part II Screenwriter Rambo John Rambo 1985
57% Terror in the Aisles Actor 1984
15% Rhinestone Screenwriter Nick 1984
0% Staying Alive Producer 1983
87% First Blood Screenwriter John Rambo 1982
64% Rocky III Rocky Director Screenwriter 1982
71% Victory Capt. Robert Hatch 1981
70% Nighthawks Deke DaSilva 1981
71% Rocky II Rocky Balboa Director Screenwriter 1979
40% Paradise Alley Screenwriter Director Cosmo Carboni 1978
73% F.I.S.T. Screenwriter Johnny Kovak 1978
93% Rocky Screenwriter Rocky Balboa 1976
No Score Yet Cannonball Mafioso 1976
80% Farewell, My Lovely Kelly/Jonnie 1975
No Score Yet Capone Frank Nitti 1975
83% Death Race 2000 Machine Gun Joe Viterbo 1975
50% The Prisoner of Second Avenue Youth in Park 1975
67% The Lords of Flatbush Stanley Rosiello Screenwriter 1974
No Score Yet Rebel Actor 1973
88% Bananas Subway Thug 1971
No Score Yet No Place to Hide (Rebel) Actor 1970

TV

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Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Ultimate Beastmaster
2017-2018
Producer
  • 2017
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Director's Chair
2014-2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Contender
2005-2009
Appearing Executive Producer Host
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
Frank
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1997
100% The Muppet Show
1976-1981
Guest
  • 1979
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
  • 1975
No Score Yet S.T.R.O.N.G.
2015
Producer Executive Producer Host

QUOTES FROM Sylvester Stallone CHARACTERS

Johnny Kovak
We got anymore burying to do in the graveyard, they better get-out their shovels........cause we're through taking punches.
Wulfgar
Not you, Fox. I want that bastard.
Lt. Munafo
What bastid?
Lt. Munafo
What bastard?
Deke DaSilva
Me...
Deke DaSilva
YOU'RE FUCKIN DEAD!!
Deke DaSilva
You're fuckin' dead!
Sergeant John Spartan
Phoenix!
Rocky Balboa
chickens have gotten slower
Rocky Balboa
Chickens have gotten slower.
Lieutenant Marion 'Cobra' Cobretti
This is where the law ends and I start.
Rocky Balboa
Time takes everybody out; time's undefeated.
Adonis Johnson
I can train at your house.
Rocky Balboa
No I don't know nobody's been to my house in a long time you might be uncomfortable there.
Adonis Johnson
What, do you walk around naked?
Rocky Balboa
Women weaken legs.
Mickey
I think we oughta knock his block off.
Rocky Balboa
Absolutely.
Rocky Balboa
Prove what??
Rocky Balboa
Prove what?
Adonis Johnson
. . .That I'm not an accident.
Adonis Johnson
...That I'm not an accident.
Adonis Johnson
...That I'm not a mistake.
Rocky Balboa
One step. One punch. One round at a time.!!!!
Rocky Balboa
One step. One punch. One round at a time!
Rocky Balboa
“You see this guy here? That’s the toughest opponent you’re ever going to have to face.I believe that’s true in the ring, and I think that’s true in life. Now show me something.”
Rocky Balboa
You see this guy here? That's the toughest opponent you're ever going to have to face. I believe that's true in the ring, and I think that's true in life. Now show me something.
Rocky Balboa
In the Cloud?????
Rocky Balboa
In the Cloud?
Rocky Balboa
This guy right here, that's the toughest opponent your ever going to face......
Rocky Balboa
Your swing like a girl
Rocky Balboa
You swing like a girl.
Rocky Balboa
It ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.
Lieutenant Marion 'Cobra' Cobretti
You're the disease, and I'm the cure.
Gabe Cash
I don't know about you, but I have an aversion to getting F.U.B.A.R.
Ray Tango
What's fubar?
Gabe Cash
Fucked-Up Beyond All Recognition.
Barney Ross
Don't trust the government. They eat their young.
Barney Ross
Now I know why your team dropped you.
Trench
What are you gonna do?
Barney Ross
Reload.
Jake Ferris
Do you play an instrument?
Nick Martinelli
Yeah, I can sorta play a couple of chords on this organ I have at home. Hey, I'll tell you what, why don't you come to my house and teach me a new song?
Jake Ferris
Go to your house, huh? I suppose that's so you can show me your organ, right?
Nick Martinelli
Why do you think I'm conning you? I tell you that I really do have this big organ!
Rocky Balboa
Micky: Get up you son of a bitch! 'Cause Mickey loves you!
Breslin
[Before detonating the prison] Boom!
Breslin
Boom!
Rottmayer
You don't look that smart!
Breslin
You don't either!
Adrian
I'll be here waiting for you.
Rocky Balboa
How 'bout I stay here and you fight?
Apollo Creed
Ain't gonna be no rematch...ain't gonna be no rematch.
Rocky Balboa
Don't want one.
Adrian
Why do you wanna fight?
Rocky Balboa
'Cause I can't sing or dance.
Drinker
Yo Rock, you need some help?
Rocky Balboa
No, guys; ain't no pie eating contest.
Henry "Razor" Sharp
Well, I can't be in the same room with that guy. Not worth it.
Dante Slate Jr.
The hell you mean it ain't worth it? I'm looking at your house!
John Rambo
To survive a war, you gotta become war.
Jack Carter
Rainwater is a fool.
Simon Phoenix
Blast from the past!
Sergeant John Spartan
You should have stayed there Phoenix!
Judge Dredd
I never broke the Law! I AM THE LAW!!
Judge Dredd
I never broke the Law! I am the law!
Jimmy Bobo
I know. I've heard the speech. You should have taken him in.
Jimmy Bobo
You're starting to sound like a broken record.
Taylor Kwon
They don't even make records anymore.
Jimmy Bobo
Right.
Taylor Kwon
You don't just kill a guy like that!
Jimmy Bobo
I just did!
Marion Cobretti
Come on pig!
Night Slasher
We're the future!
Marion Cobretti
No, you're history.
Yin Yang
I need a raise.
Barney 'The Schizo' Ross
Why?
Yin Yang
I need the money for my family. I want to send my son to a better school.
Lee Christmas
When did you get a family?
Yin Yang
Don't ask. I don't know.
Rocky Balboa
Cut me Mick!
John Rambo
Yo!
Rocky Balboa
Yo, Adrian!
Mason "The Line" Dixon
It's already over.
Rocky Balboa
Nothing's over 'til it's over.
Rocky Balboa
If I can change and you can change, everybody can change.
James Bonomo
Bang. Down. Owned.
James Bonomo
Are you a cop or shrink?
James Bonomo
You had me at fuck you.
Morel
If I wanted your opinion I would have bought you a brain.
Judge Dredd
You killed innocent people.
Rico
The means to an end.
Judge Dredd
You started a massacre!
Rico
I caused a revolution!
Judge Dredd
YOU BETRAYED THE LAW!
Rico
LLLLAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWW?
Jimmy Bobo
I got some rules. No women... No children.
Fergie Herman Ferguson
If you hadn't judged me, I wouldn't be out here in the first place. I think you should apologize. I deserve it.
Judge Dredd
The law never apologizes
Fergie Herman Ferguson
That's just it. You're not the law anymore. Now apologize!
Judge Fargo
The blind lady.
Judge Dredd
Who is she?
Judge Fargo
Justice, before your time. We should have never taken it from her hands.
Judge Dredd
What kind of a criminal are you?
Fergie Herman Ferguson
A nice criminal.
Fergie Herman Ferguson
And these, these refugees, they made it through, right ?
Fergie Herman Ferguson
And these, these refugees, they made it through, right?
Judge Dredd
Actually, they were roasted.
Fergie Herman Ferguson
That was a mistake!
Judge Dredd
The Law doesn't make mistakes.
Fergie Herman Ferguson
Really? Then how do you explain what happened to you? You can't... can you?
Judge Dredd
Kevlar helmet and body armor. Yours... when you graduate.
Rocky Balboa
I should've broke your thumb!
Yin Yang
I need more money.
Barney 'The Schizo' Ross
I know you told me, for your family right?
Yin Yang
I don't have family.
Barney 'The Schizo' Ross
I know.
Paulie
Yeah,(gestures to Rocky Jr.) someday you can punch-out your pop.
Paulie
Yeah, [gestures to Rocky Jr.] someday you can punch-out your pop.
Rocky Balboa
Hey yo Paulie, what are you tellin the kid things like this for?
Paulie
Hey, it's the fittest of the survival.
Adrian Balboa
Do you want to grow up just using your fists?
Rocky Balboa
Yo Adrian, I don't think it would be so bad if I showed him how to throw a few......deadly punches.
Rocky Balboa
Yo Adrian, I don't think it would be so bad if I showed him how to throw a few... deadly punches.
Eric Qualen
I must admit you're a real piece of work
Eric Qualen
I must say, you're a real piece of work.
Gabe Walker
And I must admit you're a real piece of shit
Gabe Walker
I must say, you're a real piece of shit.
George Washington Duke
Touch me and I'll sue. Come on punk, touch me and I'll sue. (Rocky punches Duke)
George Washington Duke
Touch me and I'll sue. Come on punk, touch me and I'll sue. [Rocky punches Duke]
Rocky Balboa
Sue me for what?
Rocky Balboa
You knocked him (Pauly) down. Now try knockin' me down now...
Rocky Balboa
You knocked him [Pauly] down. Now try knockin' me down now...
John Rambo
They drew first blood, not me.
Paine
How many men you got?
Barney 'The Schizo' Ross
Just your mother!
John Rambo
Don't Push it. Don't push it, or I'll give you war you won't believe. Let it go. (menacingly) Let it go!
John Rambo
Don't Push it. Don't push it, or I'll give you war you won't believe. Let it go. [menacingly] Let it go!
Father Clemente
By the way, congratulations on your daughter marrying Bruce Underwood!
Sofia Provolone
Umm I'm afraid there's been a change father she's now marrying a nice Italian boy, Anthony Rossano
Father Clemente
that's all for the better! nothing but a BIG Italian wedding Anthony Rossano
Angelo "Snaps" Provolone
Naw forget Anthony, she's not marrying him anymore
Sofia Provolone
WHAT!!
Father Clemente
Well that's a shame, but she's young, someday she'll find the right one
Angelo "Snaps" Provolone
She's found the right one
Sofia Provolone
WHO!!
Angelo "Snaps" Provolone
DR. Poole
Sofia Provolone
DR. POOLE?!!
Dr. Thornton Poole
HELLO!!
Angelo "Snaps" Provolone
Get back into the room!
Father Clemente
looks like a nice young man
Sofia Provolone
why is she marrying Dr. Poole, she barely knows him?
Angelo "Snaps" Provolone
she barely knew the chofer too
Sofia Provolone
Don't drag out Oscar in front of the father!
Father Clemente
Who's Oscar?
Sofia Provolone
Why isn't she marrying Anthony?!
Angelo "Snaps" Provolone
Because Anthony is marrying Theresa
Sofia Provolone
WHO"S THERESA?!!
Angelo "Snaps" Provolone
Look, it's really very simple but i ain't got time to explain, I've got to call Nora
Father Clemente
Whos Nora?
Sofia Provolone
our maid
Angelo "Snaps" Provolone
EX MAID!!
Sofia Provolone
Now You fire the maid!!
Angelo "Snaps" Provolone
no, she quit to marry Bruce Underwood!
Sofia Provolone
when did that happen?!!
Angelo "Snaps" Provolone
I DON"T KNOW!! Somewhere between my vest and my pants
Rocky Balboa
It ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how you can get hit and keep moving forward.
Edgar Friendly
God, I love to hate this place!
Simon Phoenix
Play ball!
Sergeant John Spartan
Somebody put me back in the fridge.
Freddy Heflin
I'm stone deaf son.
Rocky Balboa
What if you told the kid, it's not how hard you hit but, it's about how hard you can hit and keep on moving.
Rico
I would never lie to you.
Judge Dredd
I'll be the judge of that.
Rocky Balboa
Yo.
Barney Ross
We keep it light until it's time to get dark. Then we get pitch black.
Barney Ross
We keep it light, until it's time to go dark. Then we go pitch black.
Barney Ross
[mockingly] Hello, darlin'.
Lee Christmas
Hello, darlin'.
Ray Tango
Rambo is a pussy.
Judge Dredd
Double Whammy!
Jean Vilain
What's it going to be? Man or sheep?
Barney Ross
You wanna man up? I'll man you up.
Barney Ross
Are you playing games with me, Maggie?
Maggie
No. Are "you" playing games with me, Barney Ross?
Maggie
No. Are 'you' playing games with me, Barney Ross?
John Rambo
Fuck the world.
Rocky Balboa
It's a livin'?
Mickey
It's a waste of life!
Lee Christmas
Are you crazy?! You could've killed me!
Barney 'The Schizo' Ross
You're welcome!
John Rambo
You know what you are. What you're made of. War is in your blood. Don't fight it. You didn't kill for your country. You killed for yourself. The gods are never gonna make that go away. When you're pushed, killing's as easy as breathing.
Gunnar Jensen
Booker? So you're the one they call "Lone Wolf"?
Gunnar Jensen
Booker? So you're the one they call 'Lone Wolf'?
Booker
I've been called that. But I have mellowed.
Barney Ross
[Sees 20 dead gunmen] Not that much...
Barney Ross
[sees 20 dead gunmen] Not that much...
Rocky Balboa
Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that.
Barney Ross
You missed.
Lee Christmas
You're aiming!
Ray Tango
When this is over, we have to pay Jabba the Hutt here a visit.
Gabe Cash
I'll bring the chainsaw.
Ray Tango
I'll bring the beer.
Billy the Kid
I'm so sorry sir.
Barney Ross
It's not your fault.
Barney 'The Schizo' Ross
I'm gonna fight like a man and I'm gonna make you man up.
Barney 'The Schizo' Ross
Trench?
Trench
I'm embarrassed.
Barney 'The Schizo' Ross
Well you should be.
Barney 'The Schizo' Ross
You have an ego as big as a Dinosaur. [To Lee Christmas]
Barney 'The Schizo' Ross
You have an ego as big as a Dinosaur. [to Lee Christmas]
Barney 'The Schizo' Ross
Its how we deal with death, we keep it light, till it goes dark, then we go pitch black
Barney 'The Schizo' Ross
That's how we deal with death. We keep it light, until it's time to go dark. Then we go pitch black.
Barney Ross
â??"Why do the good die early and the evil live longer?"
Barney Ross
Why do the good die early and the evil live longer?
Barney 'The Schizo' Ross
Rest in pieces.
Barney 'The Schizo' Ross
That plane belongs in a museum!
Trench
We all do.
Barney Ross
Why always me?
Barney 'The Schizo' Ross
I heard you died?
Booker
Yeah, I heard that too.
The Toymaker
All I wanted was to write the wrongs, get a second chance, create a new world where everybody would get a SECOND! CHANCE! But now... I'm taking this thing to the NEXT! LEVEL!
Trench
Why don' we 'ave dinna sometime?
Barney 'The Schizo' Ross
Sure, when?
Trench
In a thousand years.
Barney 'The Schizo' Ross
Too soon.
Himself
Mr. Church: What's his problem?
Barney 'The Schizo' Ross
He wants to be president.