As the streetwise boxer Rocky Balboa and haunted Vietnam veteran John Rambo, Sylvester Stallone has made a career as a muscular melodrama staple in action films. Typically playing characters that struggle to make it, Stallone’s life closely resembles his on-screen roles. With humble beginnings as an accidental porn star, Stallone has come a long way.
At 75, Stallone has set the standard for action film stars. Sly, as his friends call him, is not afraid to go all out for a role, even if he gets seriously injured. No matter how many times life has knocked him down, Stallone has gotten up and pushed forward.