Yo Adriane! Where's my pipe?
If you watched Rambo, you know he didn't smoke a pipe in the movie so this photo is the real deal. Stallone obviously chose to relax between takes with his pipe. He should have at least smoked a pipe with a bamboo shank don't you think?
Though research tells us that Stallone smoked cigars more than his pipe, I'm guessing it was from his association with Schwarzenegger that kept him from his briars. But there was a period in time when Sly was into his pipes and was photographed smoking numerous times in public. Some time after he abandoned his relationship with his pipes, his brother Frank auctioned off his collection on Ebay. You can see that collection on the Worthpoint.com website and if you want to sign up for a free trial you can find out how much his collection brought in (if anyone does this. please share with us). It looks like he had a few keepers there.
So there aren't very many people out there who don't know who Sylvester Stallone is and it's usually difficult to find out what many of these famous pipe smokers smoked back in the day unless it was well know. So for this profile we'll just cover the basics and then throw in a little trivia about Sly that you might not have known.
Sylvester Enzio Stallone (born Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, July 6, 1946) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer.
After his beginnings as a struggling actor for a number of years upon arriving to New York City in 1969 and later Hollywood in 1974, he won his first critical acclaim as an actor for his co-starring role as Stanley Rosiello in The Lords of Flatbush.
Stallone mostly only found gradual work as an extra or side character in films with a sizeable budget until he achieved his greatest critical and commercial success as an actor, starting in 1976 with his self-created role as the boxer Rocky Balboa, in the first film of the successful Rocky series (1976-2018). In the films, Rocky is portrayed as an underdog fighter that does battle with numerous brutal opponents, and wins the world heavyweight championship twice. The last two entries in the series are Creed and Creed 2, that serve as spin-off films focusing on Adonis Creed, the son of the ill-fated boxer Apollo Creed, whom the long retired Rocky is a mentor to. Reprising the role during the 2010s brought Stallone praise, and his first Golden Globe award for the first Creed, as well as a third Academy Award nomination, having been first nominated for the same role 40 years prior.
Stallone had similar box-office success, portraying the PTSD plagued soldier John Rambo in the five Rambo films (1982–2019) and as mercenary Barney Ross in the three The Expendables films (2010–2014). He wrote or co-wrote most of the films in his three biggest franchises, and directed many of them too.
Stallone's film Rocky was inducted into the National Film Registry, and had its props placed in the Smithsonian Museum. His use of the front entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Rocky series led the area to be nicknamed the Rocky Steps, and Philadelphia has a statue of his Rocky character placed permanently near the museum. It was announced on December 7, 2010 that he was voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the non-participant category.
In 1977, Stallone was nominated for two Academy Awards for Rocky, for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor. He became the third man in history to receive these two nominations for the same film, after Charlie Chaplin and Orson Welles.
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His father Frank Stallone was a hairdresser and mother Jackie Stallone is a larger-than-life eccentric who's also sought fame as an astrologer and women's wrestling promoter. Her maiden name is Labofish.
Oil paints in his spare time and considers 'Leonardo Da Vinci' his personal hero.
He turned down Bruce Willis's roles in Die Hard (1988) and Pulp Fiction (1994).
During the filming of Victory (1981), Stallone broke a finger trying to save a penalty kick from Pelé.
He became a boxing promoter in the 1980s. His boxing promoting company, "Tiger Eye Productions", signed world champion boxers Sean O'Grady and Aaron Pryor.
After 7 years of fruitless struggle and with only $115 in the bank he turned down a $330,000 offer for his Rocky screenplay and earned $230 a week starring in it himself.
Was inspired in high school to adopt bodybuilding into his lifestyle, after watching Steve Reeves' film, Hercules Unchained (1959).
The Expendables (2010) opened at number one at the U.S. box office with a first weekend gross of $35 million. This makes Sylvester Stallone the only person in Hollywood history to have starred in films that have opened atop the box office charts over five consecutive decades.
Was voted the pupil most likely to die in the electric chair.
Rocky (1976) is ranked #4 on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time.
Did all of his own singing in Rhinestone (1984).
He joins Roberto Benigni, Prince, Kevin Costner, William Shatner, and Tom Green as being the only actors to direct themselves in performances that would "win" them a Razzie Award for Worst Actor. (read more)
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