Birth name Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone NationalityUSA Birth 6 july 1946 (77 years) at Madrid (Espagne) Awards Officier des Arts et des Lettres
Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (/stəˈloʊn/; [(ɡarˈdɛntsjo) stalˈloːne]; born July 6, 1946), nicknamed Sly Stallone, is an American actor, screenwriter and film director. Stallone is well known for his Hollywood action roles, particularly boxer Rocky Balboa, the title character of the Rocky series from 1976 to 2006, and soldier John Rambo from the Rambo saga, which ran from 1982 to 2008. He wrote every episode of the two franchises, and directed some of their installments as well.
Stallone directed, co-wrote and starred in the 2010 ensemble action film The Expendables, alongside many other distinguished actors. He reprised his role of Barney Ross in two more Expendables films, The Expendables 2 in 2012 and The Expendables 3 in 2014, although he did not return to direct the two sequels.
Stallone's film Rocky was inducted into the National Film Registry as well as having its film 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 Rocky character placed permanently near the museum. It was announced on December 7, 2010 that Stallone was voted into boxing's Hall of Fame.
In 1977, Stallone was nominated for two Academy Awards for Rocky, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor. He became the third man in history to receive these two nominations for the same film, after Charles Chaplin and Orson Welles and followed by Woody Allen, Warren Beatty, Billy Bob Thornton, Matt Damon and Roberto Benigni.
Stallone has been married three times. At age 28, on December 28, 1974, he married Sasha Czack from Pennsylvania. The couple had two sons, Sage Moonblood (May 5, 1976 – July 13, 2012), who died of heart disease at age 36, in July 2012, and Seargeoh (b. 1979). His younger son was diagnosed with autism at an early age. The couple divorced on February 14, 1985. He married model and actress Brigitte Nielsen, on December 15, 1985, in Beverly Hills, California. Stallone and Nielsen's 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: Sophia, Sistene, and Scarlet.
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 Bachelors 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 his luggage.
His 48-year-old half-sister, Toni Ann Filiti, died of lung cancer on Sunday, August 26, 2012, six weeks after the death of his son, Sage. She died at their mother Jackie Stallone's Santa Monica home, after choosing to leave UCLA hospital.
In the decade of 2010, Stallone started sporting tattoos on his shoulders, chest, and upper back to cover the scars he had accumulated over the years in action films. The first tattoo he had was a portrait of Flavin, followed by three roses representing their daughters. He first displayed these tattoos on-screen in The Expendables.
Known for physically demanding roles, and his willingness to do a majority of his own stunts, Stallone has suffered numerous injuries during his acting career. For a scene in Rocky IV, he told Dolph Lundgren "Punch me as hard as you can in the chest." "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 actor Steve Austin in The Expendables, he broke his neck, which required the insertion of a metal plate. During the filming of Escape to Victory, Stallone broke a finger trying to save a penalty kick from Pelé.
Stallone was raised a strict 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 became again an active Catholic.
In the late 2006, the actor was interviewed by Pat Robertson from the CBN's 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.
, 1h34 OriginUSA GenresComedy, Adventure, Animation ActorsJohn Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, Ian McKellen, Sylvester Stallone, Wallace Shawn Roles Bullet-Man (voice) Rating58% Une famille hérite d'un cirque délabré et d'une mystérieuse boîte d'Animal Crackers qui changent par magie les personnes qui les mangent en l'animal qu'ils ont mangé (des singes, des girafes, des lions, des tigres, des ours, etc.). Lorsque leur oncle Horatio P. Huntington a pour complot de s’emparer du cirque à n’importe quel prix, c’est au tour de la famille Huntington de l’arrêter et de sauver le cirque d’entre ses mains.
, 1h36 Directed byJohn Herzfeld OriginUSA GenresThriller, Action, Adventure, Crime ThemesPrison films, Évasion ActorsSylvester Stallone, David Bautista, Jaime King, 50 Cent, Malese Jow, Devon Sawa Roles Ray Breslin Rating44% Alors qu'il doit libérer la fille d'un homme d'affaires richissime incarcérée dans une prison lettonne de haute sécurité, Ray Breslin apprend que sa petite amie, Abigail, a été kidnappée par le fils d'un ancien allié devenu son ennemi juré. Désormais, Breslin doit sauver les deux femmes enfermées dans ce pénitencier surnommé The Devil's Station car personne n'en est jamais sorti vivant. Secondé par Trent DeRosa et Hush, Breslin doit faire vite pour organiser leur évasion...
, 1h30 OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Action, Crime ActorsSylvester Stallone, Ryan Guzman, Matthew Modine, Christopher McDonald, Colin Egglesfield Roles Sykes Rating38% Macdonald est l'unique survivant d'un gang qui a réalisé un vol à main armée dans une banque, avec un butin record : 20 millions de dollars. Après le braquage, une fusillade oppose les gangsters. On retrouve deux morts, et Macdonald est grièvement blessé à la tête. Devenu amnésique, il passe sept ans dans un établissement psychiatrique de haute sécurité. Le butin a disparu, et il est le seul à pouvoir permettre de le retrouver. Un nouveau patient, Lucas, lui propose de l'aider à s'évader. Une fois en liberté, Lucas et ses complices, Erin et Farren, lui expliquent leur plan : on va lui injecter un sérum expérimental qui lui permettra de retrouver la mémoire. Le traitement fonctionne, et le passé de Mac lui revient par flashbacks. Ils partent tous les quatre à la recherche du butin, mais la police locale et le FBI sont à leurs trousses.
, 1h36 Directed bySteven C. Miller OriginUSA GenresThriller, Action, Adventure, Crime ThemesPrison films, Évasion ActorsSylvester Stallone, David Bautista, Jaime King, 50 Cent, Huang Xiaoming, Jesse Metcalfe Roles Ray Breslin Rating39% Des années après s'être échappé d'une prison high-tech surnommée « Le tombeau », Ray Breslin dirige désormais une équipe d’élite spécialisée pour faire évader des gens des prisons les plus impénétrables du monde. Shu Ren, son meilleur agent, est emprisonné dans un labyrinthe techno-terroriste informatisé et révolutionnaire connu sous le nom d'Hadès (H.A.D.E.S. pour High Asset DEtention Service ou HAvre de Détention et Sécurité en français), où les prisonniers se battent dans des luttes mortelles. Ray Breslin décide alors de s'y faire incarcérer pour le sauver.
, 2h10 Directed bySteven Caple Jr. OriginUSA GenresDrama, Action ThemesSports films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise ActorsMichael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Phylicia Rashād Roles Rocky Balboa Rating70% Trois ans après le match contre le champion du monde qui l'a fait connaitre du public, Adonis Creed s'est fait un nom sous le mentorat de Rocky Balboa. Le jeune boxeur devient champion du monde dans la catégorie « poids lourds », récupérant le titre à « Stuntman » Wheeler. Adonis est sur un nuage et vit sereinement avec sa petite-amie chanteuse, Bianca. Mais tout s'assombrit à Philadelphie lorsqu'Ivan Drago, le boxeur russe qui a tué son père Apollo il y environ 30 ans, arrive sur le sol américain avec son fils Viktor, pour défier Adonis.
, 2h13 Directed byRyan Coogler OriginUSA GenresDrama, Action ThemesSports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise ActorsSylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashād, Graham McTavish, Scarlett Johansson Roles Rocky Balboa Rating75% Adonis Johnson Creed grew up without knowing his father Apollo, the one-time world heavyweight champion, and struggles to channel the strength, skill and toughness he inherited from him. After a fight in prison, he receives a visit from Rocky Balboa. Rocky had been given a world title shot by Apollo when he was just a club fighter in Philadelphia (Rocky), had eventually won Apollo's title in a rematch (Rocky II), had befriended him and been coached by him, rediscovering what Apollo called his "eye of the tiger" (Rocky III) and had been in Apollo's corner when Apollo had died in the ring against Ivan Drago (Rocky IV). Rocky shows Adonis who Apollo was and shows he believes Adonis can be a great like his father. Adonis tracks down Rocky at Adrian's Restaurant - the Italian restaurant in Philadelphia that Rocky owns and operates, named after his late wife - and asks Rocky to train him, and although Rocky is reluctant to re-enter the sport of boxing, having already suffered from trauma to the brain (Rocky V) and made a one-off comeback at a very advanced age (Rocky Balboa) before re-entering retirement, Rocky agrees.
, 1h35 Directed byJohn Herzfeld OriginUSA GenresDrama, Crime, Romance ActorsLauren Cohan, Sylvester Stallone, Scarlett Johansson, Cary Elwes, Terry Crews, Tom Hanks Roles Gerald Rating49% With an ensemble cast, this film tells interwoven stories from a diverse group of people who are united by one thing: a powerful book published by an unknown mysterious author. When the book's positive message goes viral, a journalist and his editor, a former inmate, a hip-hop mogul, an actor and an undercover cop are inspired to change their lives by facing their own fears.
, 2h6 Directed bySimon West, Avi Lerner, Patrick Hughes OriginUSA GenresThriller, Action, Adventure ThemesFilms about terrorism ActorsSylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren Roles Barney Ross Rating61% The Expendables—led by Barney Ross and formed by Lee Christmas, Gunnar Jensen, and Toll Road—extract former member Doctor Death, a knives specialist and team medic, from a military prison during his transfer on a train. They recruit Doc to assist them in intercepting a shipment of bombs meant to be delivered to a warlord in Somalia. Arriving there, they reunite with Hale Caesar, who directs them to the drop point, where Ross is surprised to find out that the arms trader providing the bombs is Conrad Stonebanks, a former co-founder of the Expendables who went rogue and was presumed dead. In the ensuing firefight, The Expendables manage to kill all but Stonebanks, who shoots Caesar twice. As the team attempts to aid him, they are forced to retreat due to Stonebanks' advanced weaponry, and Caesar is severely injured in the process.