Hollywood superstar Sylvester Stallone, who was born Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, has built his career with prolific, underdog film roles, and in the process, he has created two blockbuster film franchises, Rocky and Rambo.
These two film franchises helped Stallone dominate the box office in the 1980s. In recent years, the versatile actor has also spearheaded The Expendables film franchise from 2010 to 2014, in which three films have been made and he plays the character of Barney Ross. Moreover, Stallone has either wrote or co-wrote most of the 14 films in all three movie franchises, as well as produced and directed many of the films.
Here are some additional facts and vital statistics about this Hollywood powerhouse:
Net Worth: Due to the fact that Stallone created two of the biggest movie franchises in film history, has written eight scripts, build a prolific career in action films, and generated nearly $4 billion for the movie studios, the actor’s net worth is approximately $400 million as of 2015.
- Birth Date and Birthplace: Stallone was born on July 6, 1946, and he was born/raised in New York City, New York, U.S.
- Nickname: “Sly” Stallone
- Profession/Occupation: Stallone is an American actor, screenwriter, and film director
- Nationality: Italian origins from Stallone’s father and French as well as Ukrainian descent from his mother’s side.
- Martial Status: Stallone has been divorced twice and is currently married to his third wife, Jennifer Flavin, since 1997.
Obscure Facts/Little Known Origins: Stallone got his start in the soft-core pornography industry. He was featured in the 1970 porn flick The Party at Kitty and Stud’s, for which he was paid $200. This was followed by a starring role in the erotic off-Broadway play, Score, which ran for 23 performances in 1971.