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SYLVESTER STALLONE (Weaver) has achieved worldwide recognition as an actor, writer and director since playing the title role in his own screenplay of "Rocky," which won the Academy Award® for the Best Picture of 1976. He most recently earned widespread acclaim for his work in the drama "Copland."

Stallone first gained fame for his portrayal of Rocky Balboa, a down-and-out boxer who is given a shot at the title in the first "Rocky." The critically acclaimed film went on to become a box office smash, bringing Stallone an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay, in addition to winning the Best Picture Oscar®. He wrote and directed, as well as starred in the hit sequels "Rocky II, Ill, and IV," and wrote and starred in the final chapter, "Rocky V."

Stallone also co-wrote and starred in "First Blood," which introduced him in the role of ex-Green Beret John Rambo. He reprised his role in the sequels "Rambo: First Blood Part II" and "Rambo III," both of which he also co-wrote.

In addition, Stallone co-wrote and starred in the films "Cliffhanger," "Cobra" and "F.I.S.T.," and wrote, directed and starred in "Paradise Alley." His film credits as an actor also include "Daylight," "Assassins," "The Specialist," opposite Sharon Stone, "Demolition Man, "Lock Up," "Tango & Cash," "Victory" and "Nighthawks."


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