Sylvester Stallone was born in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen on July 6, 1946, as Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone. Francesco “Frank” Stallone Sr, a hairdresser, and Jackie Stallone, an astrologer and dancer, are his parents. Frank Stallone, his younger brother, is an actor and musician.
Sylvester’s bottom left side of his face was paralyzed at birthing, giving him his now-iconic “snarling” expression and slightly slurred speech. Due to his parents’ tumultuous relationship, Stallone spent some of his early years in foster care. Later, the couple divorced. Before attending the University of Miami, Stallone studied acting at the American College in Switzerland.
He dropped out of school before finishing his degree and relocated to New York City to follow his dreams acting as a career.
What Is Sylvester Stallone Net Worth?
Sylvester Stallone is a $400 million dollar actor, screenwriter, producer, and director from the United States. Stallone’s films have grossed more over $4 billion worldwide as of this writing. Sylvester Stallone, unlike most Hollywood stars, has written, produced, and/or directed many of his major franchise films.
Stallone received interest in his concept from various studios after writing the screenplay for “Rocky” in just three days. United Artists was the front-runner, but they wanted Robert Redford or James Caan to appear in it. Irwin Winkler and Robert Chart off, the film’s producers, were under constant pressure from him to let him star in the picture. For the film, he took a $23,000 cut-rate salary. That’s about $110,000 in today’s money. On a budget of $1 million, the film grossed $225 million.
He was paid $3.5 million for “First Blood” in 1982. He got $10 million the following year — the inflation equivalent of $25 million – and his first Producer credit for “Staying Alive.” For the 1984 film “Rhinestone,” he received $4 million and his second Producer credit.
He earned $12 million and another Producer credit for Rocky IV the next year. “Over the Top”. He was paid $16 million for Rambo III. Each of the following films earned Sylvester $15 or $16 million.
In 1974, Stallone married Sasha Czack. Sage Moonblood, who died of heart illness at the age of 36, and Seargeoh were their two sons. In 1985, Stallone and Czack divorced. From 1985 to 1997, Stallone was married to Brigitte Nielson. In 1997, he married Jennifer Flavin, with whom he had three daughters: Sophie, Sistine, and Scarlet.
Stallone’s first starring role was in the softcore adult film “The Party at Kitty,” which he says he made out of desperation after being evicted from his flat. For two days of work, he was paid $200. His early film roles were tiny, including an uncredited appearance in Woody Allen’s 1971 picture Bananas.
He was also interested in scripting, and in 1975, he penned a screenplay about a struggling underdog gangster with hopes to become a professional boxer, inspired by a Muhammad Ali vs. Chuck Wepner fight he’d attended. Stallone is said to have refused to sell the script unless he was cast in the lead role.
He hung out until he found two producers, Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, who were eager to work with him. Allow him to play Rocky Balboa in the primary role.