Here are 32 interesting Sylvester Stallone facts.

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1. During the making of “Rocky”, Sylvester Stallone asked Earnie Shavers (widely regarded as the hardest puncher in boxing) to punch him for real. After 1 punch, Stallone vomited. – Source

2. After denied rights to use “Another One Bites the Dust” for Rocky III, Sylvester Stallone hired Survivor to write an original song instead, which turned out to be “Eye Of The Tiger”. – Source

3. Even Sylvester Stallone believes “Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!” was one of his worst movies ever, calling it “maybe one of the worst films in the entire solar system, including alien productions we’ve never seen.” – Source

4. Sylvester Stallone hated the first 3.5 hour cut of “Rambo: First Blood Part I” so much, that it made him and his agent sick. He wanted to buy the movie and destroy it thinking it was a career killer. Ultimately, a heavily re-edited 93-minute cut was sent for theatrical release. – Source

5. Sylvester Stallone was voted into the Boxing Hall of Fame for his contributions as a promoter of the sport and his role as Rocky Balboa. – Source

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6. Sylvester Stallone talks the way he does because of complications his mother suffered during labor forced her obstetricians to use two pairs of forceps during his birth; misuse of these accidentally severed a nerve and caused paralysis in parts of his face. – Source

7. Sylvester Stallone, with $106 in his bank account, refused an offer of $360,000 for a script he had written in his career’s infancy, in favor of making it himself. That script was Rocky. – Source

8. There was a sequel to Saturday Night Fever called Staying Alive. It was directed by Sylvester Stallone and currently holds a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. – Source

9. Sylvester Stallone, at 15, was voted as “most likely to end up in the electric chair” by classmates. – Source

10. Sylvester Stallone was paid a mere $60,000 to do Cop Land in 1997. It is said that he did the film to play a serious role and escape his action hero type cast. – Source

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11. Sylvester Stallone broke his neck while filming a fight scene for The Expendables, which required the insertion of a metal plate. – Source

12. Sylvester Stallone was the third person ever to be nominated for Best Actor and Best Writer Oscars in the same year (for Rocky), following only Orson Welles and Charlie Chaplin. – Source

13. Sylvester Stallone’s first movie was a softcore p*rno for which he was paid $200. – Source

14. The “Happy Birthday Paulie” robot from Rocky IV was actually designed to help autistic children. Sylvester Stallone discovered the robot and its creator and, with his son being autistic, wrote a bunch of scenes for the robot so it could pull double duty, acting and treating Stallone Jr. at once. – Source

15. Sylvester Stallone designed a $5,000 pen. – Source

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16. Sylvester Stallone is the writer, has sole credits for Rocky, Homefront, Father Lefty, Cobra and shared credits on Staying Alive, Rambo, and 20 other films. – Source

17. Sylvester Stallone was the sole investor in a UNIX startup in 1990. – Source

18. Sylvester Stallone once paid $100,000 of his own money for re-shoots, so that a fictional Rabbit in one of his action movies would survive. – Source

19. Sylvester Stallone was paid to promote tobacco in his movies. – Source

20. Sylvester Stallone wanted the plot of Rambo V to consist of Rambo being sent to the arctic to hunt down “a half-human abomination created by a renegade agency through a series of outlawed genetic experiments.” – Source

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Last Update: February 14, 2017