Sylvester Stallone’s Story: Childhood, Wife, Children, Net worth and More
Real Name: Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, Sylvester was born on July 6, 1946. His story is an inspiration for all the youngsters today who want to be successful in life but are facing hardships. He is a sheer example of true resilience and determination. From sleeping at bus stations to Sylvester Stallone’s net worth of over $400 Million, he is a living legend.
Sylvester Stallone’s Childhood & Early Days
Complications during the birth of Sylvester Stallone damaged a nerve in his face when he was born. This left him partially paralyzed with slurred speech. He struggled a lot in his school life and was always in trouble.
Sylvester Stallone’s parents spent too much time fighting with each other. They neglected Sylvester since he was a kid. He spent most of his childhood in foster homes. He was expelled from 14 different high schools. However, in the early 1970’s, he moved to New York to follow his dream of being an actor. He only used to get small parts. He had to work in a zoo cleaning lions cages and as an usher at a movie theater.
The Script That Changed Sylvester Stallone’s Life
Sylvester Stallone was so broke that for 3 weeks he slept at a bus station
One day he watched a boxing match that inspired him to write a screenplay for an upcoming boxer movie (Sylvester Stallone Rambo as we might say). He stayed up writing for 20 hours straight and finished the whole screenplay in 3 days.
It was either do that movie or rob someone, because I was at the very end of my rope ~ Sylvester Stallone
When he tried to sell the script, nobody wanted it. When you’re that broke, you only think about yourself. However, there was somebody else he was thinking about. Sylvester Stallone’s dog. He couldn’t afford to feed his dog “Butkus” so he sold him for $50 and walked away crying.
Having $106 in his bank, Sylvester Stallone’s wife was pregnant. He was struggling real hard to find the right producers who will buy his script and allow him to be the lead actor in the movie. Finally, Sylvester met the right producers and told them that nobody can bring the passion that is needed for the role other than him. However, the producers wanted a real Hollywood star.
The producers offered him $125,000 to sell the script with the condition that he wouldn’t play the lead. He refused so they offered him $250,000 and more for just the script but he refused.
Finally, the producers relented, bought the script and casted him as the main lead for the movie. Although, they only paid him a fraction of their initial offer.
Right after he sold the script, he bought “Butkus” back in $3,000. Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa won 3 academy awards including best picture.
Sylvester Stallone’s rocky is one of the most successful movies in history making $200 million out of just $1 million budget.
It ain’t about how hard you hit, its about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done ~ Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone’s Wife(s) and Children:
Sylvester Stallone’s Wife Sasha Czack is known to be the first real life love character of Sylvester Stallone story. She was Stallone’s spouse from 1974 to 1985. Stallone had two children with Sasha Czack (Sage Stallone, Seargeoh Stallone)
Sylvester Stallone’s 2nd Wife Brigitte Nielsen was 22 years old when she married the Rocky lead actor. However, their relationship only lasted for two years from 1985 to 1987.
- Jennifer Flavin
Sylvester Stallone’s 3rd wife Jennifer Flavin is a former American model, current entrepreneur and business owner. They celebrated 20 years of their marriage in 2017. She has three children namely Sistine Rose Stallone, Sophia Rose Stallone, Scarlet Rose Stallone.
Sylvester Stallone’s story is a clear depiction of determination, devotion, dedication, consistency and hard work. However, we should not just only get inspired from his life story, but, we must also develop these traits in ourselves to progress today and achieve our goals in life.
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