1) Sylvester Stallone is famous for his snarling look and slightly slurred speech – a result of complications his mother faced during his birth, as obstetricians had to use two pairs of forceps, which accidentally severed a facial nerve causing paralysis in the lower left side of his face, including parts of his lip, tongue, and chin.
2) Back in 1970, a broke and desperate Sylvester Stallone did a soft-core porn flick called The Party at Kitty and Stud’s. Once he hit big with Rocky, it was naturally re-released under the name The Italian Stallion.
3) On 8 March 2005 Sylvester Stallone appeared in his first magazine issue of Sly which came out monthly. He was on the cover of every magazine and did most of the articles and interviews himself.
4) Sylvester Stallone holds the record for the longest unbroken streak of nominations at the Razzie Awards – thirteen straight years. He received a Razzie Nomination every year, most of which were for Worst Actor, from 1985 to 1997.
5) Despite Sylvester Stallone’s long association with the Republican Party, he supported President Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial and hosted a Democratic fundraiser at his Miami home on 9 July 1998.
6) One of the most memorable scenes of Sylvester Stallone’s career took place in Rocky III when Rocky fought Mr. T in a brutal boxing match.
7) Sylvester Stallone’s father Frank Stallone Sr was an Italian-American hairdresser, who built a chain of saloons – J Frank’s Hair Stylists, famous for his only book “Stewart Lane” published in May 2010.
8) Sylvester Stallone’s mother Jackie Stallone is an American astrologer, former dancer, and promoter of women’s wrestling.
9) Sylvester Stallone fell in love with the Pennsylvania actress Sasha Czack and married her on December 28, 1974. The couple moved to California to build their careers.
10) Sylvester Stallone was paid a mere $60,000 to do Cop Land. It is said that he did the film to play a serious role and escape his action hero cast type.