21-25 Sylvester Stallone Facts

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21. Sylvester Stallone was a painter for 35 years of his life. – Source

22. In Rocky, the scene where Rocky Balboa points out a mistake in the poster at the match venue was unscripted; Sylvester Stallone was forced to add the line because the art department made a genuine mistake. – Source

23. Sylvester Stallone was expelled from 14 different schools, so he had to enroll in a US college in Switzerland.

24. Sylvester Stallone asked permission from Mr. T, Dolf Lundgren, and Carl Weathers to use footage from the previous films in Rocky Balboa. T and Dolf said yes, but Carl demanded a part in the movie. When Sylvester refused, Carl refused permission to use the old footage. – Source

25. Sylvester Stallone claims that he hasn’t “seen a dime” from ‘Rocky Balboa.’ – Source

26-32 Sylvester Stallone Facts

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26. When Sylvester Stallone was preparing for his POW character in Victory he only ate 200 calories a day to establish the lean POW look for the film. – Source

27. Sylvester Stallone has a son named Sage Moonblood. – Source

28. Sylvester Stallone offered Jackie Chan the role of Simon Phoenix but Jackie Chan declined and the role went to Wesley Snipes. – Source

29. Sylvester Stallone was sued and subsequently settled out of court for basing the ‘Rocky’ movies on former heavyweight Charles “Chuck” Wepner. – Source

30. Sylvester Stallone lobbied hard for the role of Superman but was ignored. – Source

31. There was a short-lived WB series called “Movie Stars” that had a running gag where one of the characters played poker with the less-successful younger brothers of John Travolta, Patrick Swayze, and Sylvester Stallone, played by the actual younger brothers of those three actors. – Source

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Last Update: February 14, 2017