How to Appreciate Sylvester Stallone

Ever find yourself in a situation where all of your friends are sitting around making fun of Sylvester Stallone while you stand by in agony, unable to muster the courage to stick up for Sly? Here are some tried and true methods for quieting the hordes of Sly haters.

Learn the following information about Stallone’s life and work to help you appreciate him and defend him from his critics:


Aged 29 and with only $109 in the bank, Stallone wrote Rocky in three da



Stallone refused to sell Rocky unless producers Chartoff-Winkler allowed him to star[1].


Rocky won the Oscar for Best Picture 1976 (beating Taxi Driver) and received 9 other Oscar nominations.


Stallone filmed some Rocky scenes while he had the flu and salmonella.


Stallone writes his own material. He wrote all of the Rocky and Rambo films, and also directed Rocky II, III, IV, Rocky Balboa, and the 4th installment of the Rambo series.


His slurred speech is actually caused by a paralysis on the lower left side of his face brought on by birth complications.


He turned down the role of John McClane in Die Hard. He’s that awesome.


He graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelors Degree.


He wrote most of the articles and interviews for his Sly magazine himself.
Updated: June 5, 2017 — 5:21 pm

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