Everything you need to know about Sylvester Stallone Net Worth
Sylvester Enzio Stallone is an actor, writer, producer, and director. He started his career as a struggling actor for a couple of years when he first arrived in New York City in 1969 and then later went to Hollywood in 1974. He won his first award after a lot of struggle and then got several offers as a side actor. His greatest success as an actor was when he got the role of Rocky Balboa in the first film of the soon to be very successful series Rocky. Apart from being the lead actor in the film he also wrote many screenplays for the films. This movie was his ticket to success. He has an estimated net worth of $405 million dollars as of 2021. Here are some interesting facts about his life.
Early Life and Career
- Sylvester Stallone was born on July 6th, 1946. His mother had very long and difficult labor when he was born that is why the doctors had to use two forceps which caused an accident and paralyzed several parts of his face when he was born. He gets his stern look from that facial paralysis that includes parts of his lip, chin, and tongue.
- His father was born in Italy and later moved to the US in the 1930s. He was a hairdresser and a beautician whereas his mother was an astrologer and dancer. She was fond of women's wrestling and so she promoted it.
- When he was around his teens his father moved from New York to Washington to open up a beauty school. They supported his decision. Soon after that, his mother opened up her own women’s gym.
- He went to high school and after graduating from there he got enrolled in a college in Switzerland which he dropped out of after some time and returned back to the US to pursue his dream in acting.
- He got enrolled at the University of Miami as a drama major to polish his skills and learn more about acting.
- People used to make fun of him because he looked funny and talked funny due to his nerve damage. Sylvester was so poor at one point that he had to sell his wife's jewelry and his dog which he later bought back when he started earning money.
Skyrocketing Acting Career
After moving to New York City he had to work several odd jobs in order to make both ends meet. He was very poor but he had the support of his wife who was also an aspiring actress. He worked several jobs that included being a cleaner at the zoo. In his free time, he would go to the library and try to polish his writing skills which he knew that he would be needing in the future.
- Many times in his career he thought of quitting and going back to where he belonged but there was a voice in his head that kept him going. He tried to get a role in the very famous movie The Godfather but unfortunately, he couldn't get it and was very demotivated by that.
- His career skyrocketed when he got the role of Rocky Balboa. That was surely a turning point for him. He portrayed the character of Rocky as well as Rambo simultaneously in 11 different films which were a huge success.
- Being starred in these films meant that he had to work out a lot and keep his fitness training intact.
- After a few harsh declining years he returned back to success when he decided to write the sixth installment of the series Rocky. Fans have always loved watching him as Rocky and that is why they went crazy on this sixth installment.
- He has written and directed many action films. Stallone was always the kind of guy who would make action films whether the role was being a hero or a villain.
- He has sustained multiple injuries while shooting for his films as they required a lot of stunts and he never worked with a stunt double.
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