American film actor, screenwriter, and director Sylvester Stallone was born on July 6, 1946 in New York, New York. His big break came in 1976 when he wrote and starred in the now iconic boxing movie, Rocky. The film was such a success, it received ten Oscar nods and Stallone walked away with Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Directing, and Best Film Editing.
Sylvester Stallone’s portrayal of Rocky Balboa, as well as John Rambo in First Blood, caused him to become one of the most popular Hollywood action film stars ever. He continues to write, act in, and direct movies, mostly within the action genre.
Happy Birthday Sylvester Stallone!