Sylvester Stallone was not the actor that the producers wanted to star in ‘Rocky’. With just $106 in his bank account, Stallone turned down a $300,000 offer — the equivalent of $1 million today — for the rights to ‘Rocky’ so he could star in the film himself.
Sylvester Stallone kept the two turtles, “Cuff” and “Link” from the 1976 movie Rocky, and they are still alive today at 44.
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.
The famous 1982 movie “First Blood” was based off a book in which John Rambo kills himself at the end. Sylvester Stallone rewrote the script himself so that Rambo turns himself in and going to jail instead to give to movie sequel potential.
Before Sylvester Stallone sold the script for Rocky, he was homeless and sold his dog for $50. A week later, he sold the script and bought his dog back for $3000.
If you send $600 and a picture of your ass to Sylvester Stallone’s mom, she will predict your future.
Sylvester Stallone‘s signature snarl and slurred speech were caused at birth by misused forceps resulting in partial paralysis.
At 15, Sylvester Stallone was chosen “most likely to die in the electric chair” by his classmates.