About Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, full name Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, is a famous American actor, film director and screenwriter with a talent for painting. His most notable roles were Rocky Balboa, protagonist character at the Rocky series, and John Rambo, a fictional character in the Rambo saga. Sylvester Stallone net worth is currently estimated at $275 million, and his name is about to enter the Hall of Fame.
Sylvester was born in 1946, in a family of Frank and Jacqueline Stallone. His father was a hairdresser and his mother was a famous astrologer, female wrestling promoter and a former dancer. Stallone has a younger brother named after their father, Frank Stallone, who is a famous actor and musician. Although both Sylvester Stallone net worth and his success in movie industry are far greater than his brother’s, Frank is also a wealthy artist. His net worth is currently estimated at $2.5 million dollars.
Not a lot of people know that to this day parts of Sylvester’s face and tongue are paralyzed, due to the complications his mother experienced during labour. That’s what gives Stallone a little rough facial expression, a bit slurred speech and makes this actor so specific. When Stallone was a kid his family moved to Washington, where his father started to run his own beauty school and his mother opened a gymnasium for young ladies. Frank and Jacqueline divorced when their elder son was only 9 years old and the youngsters were left to live with their mother alone.
One more surprise for those who know little about the early life of Stallone- he started his acting career in soft core porn industry. He first appeared in a starring role in The Party at Kitty and Stud’s. This job added $200 to Sylvester Stallone net worth. It seems like later when his career took off Stallone regretted taking this role and was a bit ashamed of such start. He tried to explain himself saying that by the time he received an invitation to act in the movie Sylvester was absolutely broke and homeless. According to him, at that time he had only two choices: to take the role in the porn movie or to start shoplifting and robbing people in the street.
Stallone‘s career got on the right track in the 70‘s, after he appeared in such movies like Bananas (by Woody Allen) and The Prisoner of the Second Avenue (by Jack Lemmon). A golden era for Stallone began in 1976, when he got a role in Rocky. That’s when Sylvester Stallone net worth began to grow and all his financial troubles came to an end. The movie became a great financial and critical success and received Academy Awards for the Best Film Editing, Best Picture and Best Directing. Stallone personally was nominated for the Best Original Screenplay and the Best Actor awards.