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[US] Sylvester Stallone
« on: August 22, 2009, 12:38:27 AM »
Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946), nicknamed Sly Stallone, is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. One of the biggest box office draws in the world from the 1970s to the 1990s, Stallone is an icon of machismo and Hollywood action heroism. He has played two characters who have become a part of the American cultural lexicon: Rocky Balboa, the boxer who overcame all odds to fight for love and glory, and John Rambo, a courageous soldier who specialized in very violent rescue and revenge missions. During the 1980s, he enjoyed phenomenal popularity and was one of the biggest movie stars in the world with the Rocky and Rambo franchises. Stallone's culturally influential films changed pop culture history and he has largely enjoyed a career on the Hollywood A list for over 30 years.

Stallone's use of the front entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Rocky series led the area to be nicknamed the Rocky Steps. His popularity in Philadelphia has led to a statue of his Rocky character being placed permanently near the museum as a cultural landmark. Stallone's film Rocky has also been inducted into the National Film Registry as well as having its film props placed in the Smithsonian Museum as a national treasure.


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Re: [US] Sylvester Stallone
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010, 08:37:47 AM »
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Stallone breaks his neck during ‘Expendables’ shoot

No doubt about it, 2009 was a rough year for action stars who suffered broken limbs, heart attacks, reoccurring injuries, mental breakdowns, and even death. Added to a growing list of casualties is Sylvester Stallone, 63, who revealed to FHM Magazine that he suffered a serious neck injury while shooting a fight scene with pro-wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin in THE EXPENDABLES. “I haven’t told anyone this, but I had to have a very serious operation,” said Stallone. The operation involved the insertion of a metal plate in his neck.

“Man, it was seven guys, kicking each other’s ass, one guy tougher than the next,” he said. “No joke, our stunt guys were begging for mercy.” Stallone also recalled a injury he suffered at the hands of another EXPENDABLES co-star, Dolph Lundgren, except this one happened years earlier while on the set of ROCKY IV. In that film, Lundgren played Ivan Drago, a Russian boxer whose lethal punches onscreen nearly turned lethal in real life. “I gave him orders to try to knock me out while the cameras were rolling,” Stallone said. “At one point, he hit me so hard on the top of the head I felt my spine compress. He then hit me with an almighty uppercut.

“That night my chest and heart started to swell, and I had to be helicopter-ambulanced from my hotel to a nearby emergency room. I was told that Dolph had punched my rib cage into my chest, compressing my heart. If it had swollen any more, I would have died. After that, I was like, ‘Dolph, it’s only a movie, bro’.”
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