Sylvester Stallone Five Facts
Warner Bros. Pictures' "Bullet to the Head" - 2013 Sylvester Stallone in Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Bullet to the Head'
Remember what Sylvester Stallone was doing ten years ago? Probably not – unless you’re a big fan of “Eye See You” (2002) or “Avenging Angelo” (2002).
But like Rocky Balboa, Stallone’s most durable character, you just can’t keep a good man down. At 66, Stallone is currently enjoying a career revival of sorts. With the third film of his third blockbuster franchise, “The Expendables,” firmly in development, Stallone is capitalizing on the hot streak, leaving behind his brawny brothers to go it alone in the action thriller, “Bullet to the Head,” opening this weekend.
When it comes to action, you know you’re in good hands with Sly. But because there’s so much more to the man than late-middle-age muscle tone, here are five facts about Stallone that you may not know, but definitely should.
1. Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone was born in the appropriately named neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen, New York, and he had it rough since day one. His family was dirt poor, so Stallone was delivered in a charity ward by a young intern, whose forceps severed a facial nerve, leaving Stallone’s face permanently droopy and his voice forever altered. Growing up, Stallone’s parents had a truculent relationship, which forced him in and out of foster homes. None of which helped to make Stallone a model student; he attended 13 schools in 12 years, eventually being elected "Most Likely to End Up in the Electric Chair" by his schoolmate. In the 'Bullet to the Head' trailer above, you can see how Sly might have tapped into that title for his latest role as hitman Jimmy Bobo.
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