Sylvester Stallone

77, from New York City, New York, USA

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Sylvester Stallone (born Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, July 6, 1946) is an American actor and filmmaker. 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.

He 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, he was the third actor in cinema to be nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor. His film Rocky was inducted into the National Film Registry, and had its props placed in the Smithsonian Museum. 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. Philadelphia has a statue of his Rocky placed permanently near the museum, and he was voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Up until 1982, his 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. He would play the role in a total of five Rambo films (1982–2019). From the mid-1980s through to the late 1990s, he 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.

He declined 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, he 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, he 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 him 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.


2023Aged 77

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2022Aged 76

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    Joe Smith

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    Executive Producer

2021Aged 75

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    Nanaue / King Shark (voice)

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2020Aged 74

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2019Aged 73

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2018Aged 72

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2017Aged 71

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2016Aged 70

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2015Aged 69

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2014Aged 68

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2013Aged 67

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2012Aged 66

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2011Aged 65

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2010Aged 64

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2009Aged 63

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2008Aged 62

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2007Aged 61

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2006Aged 60

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    Robert 'Rocky' Balboa

2003Aged 57

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    Dean 'The Dean' Stevens

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2002Aged 56

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    Jake Malloy

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    Himself - Actor & Director

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2001Aged 55

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2000Aged 54

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    Weaver (voice)

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1998Aged 52

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1997Aged 51

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1996Aged 50

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1995Aged 49

1994Aged 48

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1993Aged 47

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    John Spartan

1992Aged 46

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1991Aged 45

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    Self - Guest

1990Aged 44

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    Robert 'Rocky' Balboa

1989Aged 43

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    Raymond 'Ray' Tango

1988Aged 42

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1987Aged 41

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1986Aged 40

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1985Aged 39

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1984Aged 38

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1983Aged 37

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1982Aged 36

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    Robert 'Rocky' Balboa

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1981Aged 35

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1979Aged 33

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    Robert 'Rocky' Balboa

1978Aged 32

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1976Aged 30

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    Robert 'Rocky' Balboa

1975Aged 29

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1974Aged 28

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    Jerry Savage

1972Aged 26

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1971Aged 25

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1970Aged 24

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1969Aged 23

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