Sylvester Stallone

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Sylvester Enzio Stallone (born Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, July 6, 1946) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer.wikipedia
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Rocky Balboa

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Stallone mostly only found gradual work as an extra or side character in films with a sizeable budget until he achieved his greatest critical and commercial success as an actor, starting in 1976 with his self-created role as the boxer Rocky Balboa, in the first film of the successful Rocky series (1976–2018).
The character was created by Sylvester Stallone, who also portrayed him in all eight Rocky films.

Rocky (film series)

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Stallone mostly only found gradual work as an extra or side character in films with a sizeable budget until he achieved his greatest critical and commercial success as an actor, starting in 1976 with his self-created role as the boxer Rocky Balboa, in the first film of the successful Rocky series (1976–2018).
The first film, Rocky (1976), and its five sequels centered on the boxing career of the eponymous fictional character, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone).

Creed (film)

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The last two entries in the series are Creed and Creed 2, that serve as spin-off films focusing on Adonis Creed, the son of the ill-fated boxer Apollo Creed, whom the long retired Rocky is a mentor to.
Both a spin-off and sequel in the Rocky film series, Michael B. Jordan stars as Adonis Johnson Creed, Apollo Creed's son, with Sylvester Stallone reprising the role of Rocky Balboa.

Rocky

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Stallone's film Rocky was inducted into the National Film Registry, and had its props placed in the Smithsonian Museum.
Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen, written by and starring Sylvester Stallone.

The Expendables (franchise)

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Stallone had similar box-office success, portraying the PTSD plagued soldier John Rambo in the five Rambo films (1982–2019) and as mercenary Barney Ross in the three The Expendables films (2010–2014).
The Expendables is an American ensemble action thriller franchise spanning a film series and additional media, written by and starring Sylvester Stallone and originally created by David Callaham.

The Lords of Flatbush

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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.
The film stars Perry King, Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler.

List of The Expendables characters

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Stallone had similar box-office success, portraying the PTSD plagued soldier John Rambo in the five Rambo films (1982–2019) and as mercenary Barney Ross in the three The Expendables films (2010–2014).

Frank Stallone

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His younger brother is actor and musician Frank Stallone.
He is the younger brother of Sylvester Stallone and wrote music for his movies.

Jackie Stallone

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Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone was born in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York on July 6, 1946, the elder son of Francesco "Frank" Stallone Sr., a hairdresser and beautician, and Jacqueline "Jackie" Stallone (née Labofish; born 1921), an astrologer, dancer, and promoter of women's wrestling.
She is the mother of actor Sylvester Stallone, singer Frank Stallone, and the late actress Toni D'Alto (by her ex-husband Anthony Filiti).

Frank Stallone Sr.

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Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone was born in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York on July 6, 1946, the elder son of Francesco "Frank" Stallone Sr., a hairdresser and beautician, and Jacqueline "Jackie" Stallone (née Labofish; born 1921), an astrologer, dancer, and promoter of women's wrestling.
Stallone was the father of actor Sylvester Stallone and actor/singer Frank Stallone.

Rocky Steps

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His use of the front entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Rocky series led the area to be nicknamed the Rocky Steps, and Philadelphia has a statue of his Rocky character placed permanently near the museum.
In 2006, Rocky creator Sylvester Stallone recounted the genesis of the iconic scene: (while filming the 1976 movie) the film crew, bound by a tight budget, identified the steps one night while searching for filming locations around the city.

Adonis Creed

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The last two entries in the series are Creed and Creed 2, that serve as spin-off films focusing on Adonis Creed, the son of the ill-fated boxer Apollo Creed, whom the long retired Rocky is a mentor to.
Undaunted, Adonis moves out of his mother's residence and travels to Philadelphia in hopes of seeking out his father's best friend and former rival, Rocky (Sylvester Stallone).

The Party at Kitty and Stud's

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Stallone had his first starring role in the softcore pornography feature film The Party at Kitty and Stud's (1970).
The Party at Kitty and Stud's is a 1970 American softcore pornographic romance film directed by Morton Lewis and starring Sylvester Stallone.

Death Race 2000

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In 1975, he played supporting roles in Farewell, My Lovely; Capone; and Death Race 2000.
Death Race 2000 is a 1975 American science fiction sports film produced by Roger Corman, directed by Paul Bartel, and starring David Carradine, Simone Griffeth and Sylvester Stallone.

Downhill Racer

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While Stallone was in Switzerland, he played a restaurant patron, in a scene with Robert Redford and Camilla Sparv, in the sports drama, Downhill Racer (1969).
Sylvester Stallone appeared in one scene as an extra.

Score (1974 film)

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Stallone also starred in the erotic Off-Broadway stage play Score which ran for 23 performances at the Martinique Theatre from October 28 to November 15, 1971, and was later made into the 1974 film Score by Radley Metzger.
The film was based on an off-Broadway stage play that ran for 23 performances at the Martinique Theatre from October 28 through November 15, 1971 and featured Sylvester Stallone in a brief role (as telephone repairman Mike).

Paradise Alley

Following the success of Rocky, Stallone made his directorial debut and starred in the 1978 film Paradise Alley, a family drama in which he played one of three brothers who enter the world of wrestling.
Paradise Alley is a 1978 American sports drama film written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, who also starred in the role.

Capone (film)

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In 1975, he played supporting roles in Farewell, My Lovely; Capone; and Death Race 2000.
Capone is a 1975 Canadian-American biographical crime film directed by Steve Carver, written by Howard Browne, and starring Ben Gazzara, Harry Guardino, Susan Blakely, John Cassavetes, and Sylvester Stallone in an early film appearance.

F.I.S.T.

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That same year, he starred in Norman Jewison's F.I.S.T., a social drama in which he plays a warehouse worker, very loosely modelled on James Hoffa, who becomes involved in the labor union leadership.
F.I.S.T. (stylized on-screen as F.I.S.T) is a 1978 American drama film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Sylvester Stallone.

Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan

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Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone was born in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York on July 6, 1946, the elder son of Francesco "Frank" Stallone Sr., a hairdresser and beautician, and Jacqueline "Jackie" Stallone (née Labofish; born 1921), an astrologer, dancer, and promoter of women's wrestling.
Many famous actors and entertainers have resided there, including Burt Reynolds, Rip Torn, Bob Hope, Charlton Heston, James Dean, Madonna, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Alicia Keys, and Sylvester Stallone.

Escape to Victory

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In 1981, he starred alongside Michael Caine and soccer star Pelé in Escape to Victory, a sports drama in which he plays a prisoner of war involved in a Nazi propaganda soccer game.
Escape to Victory (known simply as Victory) is a 1981 American sports war film directed by John Huston and starring Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine, Max von Sydow and Pelé.

Nighthawks (1981 film)

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That same year, he starred in the thriller Nighthawks, in which he plays a New York city cop who plays a cat-and-mouse game with a foreign terrorist, played by Rutger Hauer.
Nighthawks is a 1981 American crime thriller film directed by Bruce Malmuth and starring Sylvester Stallone, it co-stars Billy Dee Williams, Lindsay Wagner, Persis Khambatta, Nigel Davenport and Rutger Hauer.

Dubbing (filmmaking)

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After the style of Woody Allen's What's Up, Tiger Lily?, this film, in 1990, was re-edited from outtakes from the original movie and newly shot matching footage, then redubbed into an award-winning parody of itself titled A Man Called... Rainbo.

Rocky IV

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He also continued his box office success with the Rocky franchise and wrote, directed, and starred in two more 1980s sequels to the series: Rocky III (1982) and Rocky IV (1985).
Rocky IV is a 1985 American sports drama film written, directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone.

Farewell, My Lovely (1975 film)

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In 1975, he played supporting roles in Farewell, My Lovely; Capone; and Death Race 2000.
The film also stars Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Jack O'Halloran, Sylvia Miles and Harry Dean Stanton, with an early screen appearance by Sylvester Stallone.