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"
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