The most uncomfortable Sylvester Stallone with fan (Photo)

The most uncomfortable Sylvester Stallone with fan (Photo)

Sylvester Stallone — Refuses To Take Selfies With Fans, But The Expendables 4 Is A Go

Rocky was taking a casual stroll yesterday … snubbing all the fans who recognized him. Requests for pictures were denied. But that doesn’t matter because the movie that keeps acting careers alive is a go. The Expendables 4 is set to start filming next year.

Sylvester Stallone went to Facebook to inform his fans they will be filming next year. The current list of characters includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Jason Statham and Randy Couture. This is allegedly the final The Expendables film.

Who Is Sylvester Stallone?

Sylvester Stallone was born on July 6, 1946 in New York. Eldest son of Frank Stallone, a hairdresser of Italian origin who emigrated to the United States in the 1930s, and of Jackie Stallone, a former dancer and astrologer, he grew up in his hometown. At birth, he suffered from facial paralysis on the left side, which caused him speech problems throughout his childhood and the ridicule of his classmates. A student with little interest in studies, he preferred sports and practiced bodybuilding. However, he enrolled in college, studied drama, and accumulated odd jobs. The beginnings of the young aspirant are difficult. He scoured the auditions but did not land any roles, he appeared in a few plays on the fringes of Broadway, then went on to periods of unemployment.

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In 1970, in great financial difficulty, he accepted a role in an erotic film, The Party at Kitty’s and Stud’s (renamed the Italian Stallion once the actor was famous). In 1974, after brief appearances, he managed to land a supporting role in Hands in the Pockets. During this crossing of the desert, Sylvester Stallone writes the story of Rocky Balboa, an unknown boxer who finds himself on the front of the stage to face the world boxing champion. His career is struggling to take off, so he decides to find producers and play the title role of his screenplay. In 1976, director John G. Avildsen brought Rocky to the screen. The unexpected and immediate success of the film propels Sylvester Stallone to the top of the box office. The film won three Oscars, including Best Picture of the Year. Subsequently, the actor embarked on a real Rocky saga and wrote five other screenplays in 1979, 1982, 1985, 1990 and 2006. At the same time, he saw another success story with a new role, that of Rambo, veteran of the Vietnam war , at the beginning of the 80s, which definitely places him at the rank of star. The actor accustomed to action films finds the character of John Rambo three times (1985, 1988 and 2008).

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During the 1980s, Sylvester Stallone varied registers and appeared in a detective thriller (Les Faucons de la nuit), a musical (New York Cowboy), detective comedy (Cash and Tango). Then, he tries to distance himself from the roles of Rocky and Rambo and turns to comedy in the 90s, but it is a failure (The confusion is in the bag, Stop or my mother will shoot!). He then returned to action films and shot Cliffhanger (1993), The Expert (1994) or even Cop Land (1997). In his fifties, the actor goes through a bad patch punctuated by commercial failures (Driven, D-Tox).

In 2006, for his return, he went behind the camera again for the sixth installment of the saga and directed Rocky Balboa which allowed him to reconnect with success. He does it again with his other favorite character and directs John Rambo in 2008. He begins on a new adventure, surrounded by his acolytes from the 80s (Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger), with Expendables – Special Unit (2010). The enthusiasm aroused gave rise to a sequel, in 2012, Expendables 2 in which Jean-Claude Van Damme appeared, then a third part in 2014 with Antonio Banderas and Harrison Ford. In January 2016, Sylvester Stallone was nominated for a Golden Globes in the Best Supporting Actor category for Creed: The Legacy of Rocky Balboa, the Rocky spin-off.

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On the private side, Sylvester Stallone was married to Sasha Czack (1974–1985). The couple have two sons: Sage (born in 1976 and died in 2012) and Seargeoh (born in 1979). After a brief union with actress Brigitte Nielsen (1985–1987), he found love again on the arm of model Jennifer Flavin. The couple welcomed a baby girl, Sophia Rose, in 1996. The actor married Jennifer Flavin for the third time in May 1997, and the family grew with the births of Sistine Rose (in 1998) and Scarlet Rose (2002). On September 22, 2020, his brother Frank announced on Instagram the death of their mother Jackie, at the age of 98.

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