Sylvester Stallone Height Weight Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Sylvester Enzio Stallone (/stəˈloʊn/; born Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, July 6, 1946) is an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. After his beginnings as a struggling actor for a number of years upon arriving to New York City in 1969 and later Hollywood in 1974, he won his first critical acclaim as an actor for his co-starring role as Stanley Rosiello in The Lords of Flatbush. Stallone subsequently found gradual work as an extra or side character in films with a sizable budget until he achieved his greatest critical and commercial success as an actor and screenwriter, starting in 1976 with his role as boxer Rocky Balboa, in the first film of the successful Rocky series (1976–present), for which he also wrote the screenplays. In the films, Rocky is portrayed as an underdog boxer who fights numerous brutal opponents, and wins the world heavyweight championship twice.
In 1977, Stallone was the third actor in cinema to be nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor. Stallone’s film Rocky was inducted into the National Film Registry, and had its props placed in the Smithsonian Museum. Stallone’s use of the front entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Rocky series led the area to be nicknamed the Rocky Steps. Philadelphia has a statue of his character Rocky placed permanently near the museum, and he was voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Up until 1982, Stallone’s films were not big box office successes unless they were Rocky sequels, and none received the critical acclaim achieved with the first Rocky. This changed with the successful action film First Blood in which he portrayed the PTSD-plagued soldier John Rambo. Originally an adaptation of the eponymous novel by David Morell, First Blood’s script was significantly altered by Stallone during the film’s production. Stallone would play the role in a total of five Rambo films (1982–2019). From the mid-1980s through to the late 1990s, Stallone would go on to become one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors of that era by appearing in a slew of commercially successful action films which were however generally panned by critics. These include Cobra, Tango and Cash, Cliffhanger, the better received Demolition Man, and The Specialist.
Stallone saw a decline in popularity in the early 2000s but rebounded back to prominence in 2006 with a sixth installment in the Rocky series and 2008 with a fourth in the Rambo series. In the 2010s, Stallone launched The Expendables films series (2010–2014), in which he played the lead as the mercenary Barney Ross. In 2013, he starred in the successful Escape Plan, and acted in its sequels. In 2015, Stallone returned to the Rocky series with Creed, that serve as spin-off films focusing on Adonis “Donnie” Creed played by Michael B. Jordan, the son of the ill-fated boxer Apollo Creed, to whom the long-retired Rocky is a mentor. Reprising the role brought Stallone praise, and his first Golden Globe award for the first Creed, as well as a third Oscar nomination, having been first nominated for the same role 40 years prior.
Stallone is the only actor in the history of U.S. cinema to have starred in a box office number one film across six consecutive decades.
Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone was born in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City on July 6, 1946, the elder son of Francesco “Frank” Stallone Sr., a hairdresser and beautician, and Jacqueline “Jackie” Stallone (née Labofish; 1921–2020), an astrologer, dancer, and promoter of women’s wrestling. His Italian father was born in Gioia del Colle, Italy and moved to the U.S. in the 1930s, while his American mother is of French (from Brittany) and Ashkenazi Jewish descent. His younger brother is actor and musician Frank Stallone.
Complications during labor forced her obstetricians to use two pairs of forceps during his birth; misuse of these forceps accidentally severed a nerve and caused paralysis in parts of Stallone’s face. This caused paralysis of the lower left side of his face (including parts of his lip, tongue, and chin), an accident which gave him his signature snarling look and slurred speech. As a result, he was bullied as a child and so he coped with bodybuilding and acting.
He was baptized Catholic. His father moved the family to Washington, D.C. in the early 1950s to open a beauty school. In 1954, his mother opened a women’s gym called Barbella’s.
Stallone attended Notre Dame Academy and Lincoln High School in Philadelphia, as well as Charlotte Hall Military Academy, prior to attending Miami Dade College.
He spent two years, from September 1965 to June 1967, at the American College of Switzerland. He returned to the United States to study as a drama major at the University of Miami, from 1967 to 1969.
Stallone has been married three times. At age 28, on December 28, 1974, he married Sasha Czack. They had two sons, Sage Moonblood Stallone (1976–2012), who died of heart disease at age 36, and Seargeoh (born 1979), who was diagnosed with autism at an early age. The couple divorced on February 14, 1985. Stallone married model and actress Brigitte Nielsen on December 15, 1985, in Beverly Hills, California. Their marriage (which lasted two years) and their subsequent divorce were highly publicized by the tabloid press. In May 1997, Stallone married Jennifer Flavin, with whom he has three daughters named Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet. His daughters were chosen to share the role of Golden Globe Ambassador at the 74th Golden Globe Awards.
Stallone was engaged to model Janice Dickinson for less than a year in the early 1990s. Stallone had ended his relationship with Jennifer Flavin, whom he had been with since 1988, via FedEx after Dickinson gave birth to her daughter Savannah in February 1994. It was reported that Stallone was the father, and Savannah was given his surname at birth. They split up when Stallone discovered he was not the father of her daughter. In 1995, Stallone was briefly engaged to model Angie Everhart before rekindling his relationship with Flavin.
Stallone maintains a relationship with his brother Frank who contributed the theme songs to Rambo: First Blood Part II, and Staying Alive. In 1983, Frank’s song “Far from Over”, for Staying Alive, reached the #10 U.S. hit. Frank appears in minor roles, bit parts, and provides music in many films starring Sylvester, most notably in the Rocky films, where Frank played a street corner singer and contributed songs.
After Stallone’s request that his acting and life experiences be accepted in exchange for his remaining needed college credits to graduate, he was granted a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree by the president of the University of Miami in 1999.
In 2007, customs officials in Australia discovered 48 vials of the synthetic human growth hormone Jintropin in Stallone’s luggage. In a court hearing on May 15, 2007, Stallone pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing a controlled substance.
Stallone’s 48-year-old half-sister, Toni Ann Filiti, died of lung cancer on August 26, 2012. She died at their mother’s Santa Monica home after choosing to leave UCLA’s hospital.
Stallone was the recipient of the Heart of Hollywood Award from the Board of Governors of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 2016.
He was a close friend of Joe Spinell. They had a falling out during the shooting of their final collaboration Nighthawks (1982).
Known for physically demanding roles and his willingness to do the majority of his own stunts, Stallone has suffered various injuries during his acting career. During the filming of Escape to Victory, he broke a finger trying to save a penalty kick from Pelé. For a scene in Rocky IV, he told Dolph Lundgren, “Punch me as hard as you can in the chest.” He later said, “Next thing I know, I was in intensive care at St. John’s Hospital for four days. It’s stupid!” While filming a fight scene with Steve Austin for The Expendables, he broke his neck, which required the insertion of a metal plate.
Sylvester Stallone Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography
|Sylvester Stallone Biodata and Biography|
|Name||Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallon|
|Nick-name||Rocky, Sly, “Sly” Stallone, The Italian Stallion|
|Date Of Birth||6 July 1946|
|Age (as in 2022)||76 Years|
|Profession / Occupation||Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter (American, English)|
|Height / Weight||5′ 8” / 82kg|
|First Movie||The Square Root (1969, English)|
|First Debut||Actor: The Party at Kitty and Stud’s (1970, English)Writer: The Lords of Flatbush (1974, English)Director: Paradise Alley (1978, English)|
Producer: Staying Alive (1983, English)
TV Actor: Police Story (1975, English)
|Money Factor||Net Worth: $400 million|
|Sylvester Stallone Family and Relatives|
|Brothers||Frank Stallone Jr.|
|Wife||Sasha Czack (m. 1974; div. 1985)|
Brigitte Nielsen (m. 1985; div. 1987)
Jennifer Flavin (m. 1997)
|Daughters||Sophia Rose Stallone|
Sistine Rose Stallone
Scarlet Rose Stallone
|Girlfriends/ Affairs||Jennifer Flavin (m. 1997)|
|Sylvester Stallone Height, Weight and Body Measurements|
|Height in Centimetres||177 cm|
|Height in Meters||1.77 m|
|Height in Feet Inches||5′ 8”|
|Chest Size||44 inches|
|Waist Size||39 inches|
|Biceps Size||17 inches|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Sylvester Stallone Favorites|
|Favorite Actor||Not Known|
|Favorite Actress||Angelina Jolie|
|Favorite Food||Junk Food|
|Hobbies||Oil Painting, Acting, Working out|
|Favorite Director||Not Known|
|Favorite Destination||New York|
|Favorite Car Collections||Not Known|
|Sylvester Stallone Education School and Colleges|
|Education Qualification||Not Known|
|School||Lincoln High School in Philadelphia|
Charlotte Hall Military Academy
|College / University||Miami Dade College, University of Miami|
American College in Switzerland
|Sylvester Stallone Residence and Contact Address|
|Birth Place||Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA|
|Home Town||New York City, New York, USA|
|Present Residence||New York City, New York, USA|
|House Address||New York City, New York, USA|
|Phone No / Mobile No||Not Known|
|Email ID||Not Known|
|Sylvester Stallone Awards, Honours, Achievements|
|National Film Award||Not Known|
|Filmfare Awards||Not Known|
|IIFA Awards||Not Known|
|Screen Awards||Not Known|
|Sylvester Stallone Social Media|
Sexual assault allegations
In February 2001, an exotic dancer named Margie Carr filed a lawsuit against Stallone accusing him of rape while at a Santa Monica fitness center where they both worked out on February 26, 2000. A lawyer for Stallone denied the claim saying she sold the story to Globe the month before the lawsuit.
In 2013, it was reported that Stallone paid a settlement in 1987 of $2 million plus $16,666.66 per month, plus a trust with $50,000 per year for psychiatric and medical expenses, to his half-sister Toni-Ann Filiti after Filti threatened to file a lawsuit accusing him of abuse. Representatives of Stallone and her mother Jacqueline Stallone denied the allegations, accusing her of blackmailing Stallone and being a drug addict. However, Filiti’s son, Edd Filiti, supported the claims, saying his mother “screamed about” abuse at the hands of her half-brother “over and over,” before her death in 2012.
In 2016, a report from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was published stating that Stallone was accused of sexual assault by a 16-year-old girl while he was shooting a film in Las Vegas in 1986. The teen reportedly said that Stallone, then 40, forced her into a threesome with his bodyguard. A spokeswoman for Stallone denied the allegation. Stallone’s ex-wife, Brigitte Nielsen, later came to his defense, saying that she was with him at the time of the alleged assault. Stallone’s Over the Top costar David Mendenhall also defended Stallone, denying claims that he introduced Stallone to the girl in question.
In November 2017, a woman accused Stallone of sexually assaulting her at his Santa Monica office in the early 1990s. Stallone denied the claim. His attorney revealed the accuser filed a report after an entertainment website declined to pick up the story. Stallone’s attorneys also stated that while the actor had a consensual relationship with the accuser in 1987, they had two witnesses who refuted the claims. In June 2018, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office confirmed an investigation, stating that the Santa Monica Police Department had presented a sex crimes case against Stallone to a special prosecution task force for review. In October 2018, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office made the decision not to charge Stallone for the alleged assault, as no witnesses corroborated the allegations. Stallone in turn filed a police report regarding her lying on an official document.
Stallone was raised a devout Catholic but stopped going to church as his acting career progressed. Later, he rediscovered his childhood faith, when his daughter was born ill in 1996, and he again became a strict Catholic.
In late 2006, Stallone was interviewed by Pat Robertson from the CBN’s The 700 Club. Stallone stated that before, in Hollywood, temptation abounded and he had “lost his way”, but later put things “in God’s hands”.
In 2010, he was interviewed by GQ magazine, to which he said that he considered himself a spiritual man, but was not part of any organized church institution.
According to advice of a Vedic scholar Stallone performed ‘Tithi Shradh’ ritual (done for those who died of accident or murder) at Haridwar for his son Sage.
Stallone has supported several Republican politicians, but he says he is not a member of the Republican Party.
In 1994, he contributed $1,000 to the campaign of then-Congressman Rick Santorum, who was then running for the United States Senate in Pennsylvania. He has also donated to the Democratic National Committee and to Democrats Joe Biden and Chris Dodd.
In 2008, Stallone endorsed John McCain for that year’s presidential election. In the 2016 election, he described Donald Trump as a “Dickensian character” and “larger than life,” but did not endorse him or any candidate in that year’s Republican primary.
In December 2016, he declined an offer to become Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, citing a desire to work on issues related to veterans.
Despite his otherwise conservative views, Stallone is an advocate for gun control and has been described as “the most anti-gun person working in Hollywood today.”
Multiple tasks in media
In 1977, for the first Rocky, Stallone became the third man in history to receive the two nominations for best actor and best screenplay, after Charlie Chaplin and Orson Welles. Like the aforementioned he wrote and took on the leading role in the film. Stallone is known for his recurring roles as Rocky Balboa, John Rambo, and Barney Ross. Stallone wrote and starred in all of six Rocky films, while taking on the task of directing in four of the sequels. Stallone starred and co-wrote the five films of the Rambo franchise, and the fourth one he also directed. Stallone wrote, directed and took the lead role in the first installment of The Expendables films. Stallone directed, starred and wrote in Paradise Alley. John Travolta starred in Staying Alive, a sequel of Saturday Night Fever, which Stallone wrote and directed. Stallone wrote and starred in Cobra, and Driven. Stallone co-wrote and starred in F.I.S.T., Rhinestone, Over the Top, Cliffhanger, and Creed II.
Asked in February 2008 which of the icons (Rocky or Rambo) he would rather be remembered for, Stallone said “it’s a tough one, but Rocky is my first baby, so Rocky.” He also stated that Rocky could be interpreted as the “conscious” and Rambo as the “unconscious” of the same character.
Stallone has occasionally sung in his films. He sang “Too Close to Paradise” for Paradise Alley (1978), with the music provided by Bill Conti (who also collaborated with Stallone in prior years, having recorded the famous “Gonna Fly Now” theme for his Academy Award-nominated film, Rocky (1976) which was a U.S. No. 1 hit). In Rocky IV (1985), Stallone (as Rocky Balboa) sang “Take Me Back” to his on-screen wife, Adrian (Talia Shire), as they lay in bed. The song was first performed by singer and younger brother, Frank, who had a small role in the original Rocky. For Rhinestone (1984), Stallone sang such songs as “Drinkenstein” as well as duets with his co-star, and actual country music star, Dolly Parton. He also performed two songs when he guest-starred on The Muppet Show in the 1980s, at the height of his career. The last time Stallone sang in a film was in Grudge Match (2013) when he and Robert De Niro performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” together.
Main article: Sylvester Stallone filmography