Sylvester Stallone is one of the most recognizable people in Hollywood. The Rocky star may be 69 years old, but he’s still going strong. However, despite the fact that Stallone has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Sylvester Stallone. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: His Face Was a Mistake. A good mistake, that is! Stallone got his signature sneer because a medical intern mistakenly used forceps to pull him from his mother’s womb by his face. The intern’s decision to do this severed Stallone’s facial nerves in both his eyelid and lips.
Number Fourteen: He Used to Wear a Superhero Costume Under His School Uniform. Stallone clearly knew he was destined to be a hero from the very beginning because he used to wear a superhero costume underneath his school uniform. Once, he even tried to “fly” out of his bedroom window.
Number Thirteen: He Got Into Bodybuilding Because of Bullying. Stallone was bullied at school, and in an effort to be stronger, he took up bodybuilding. Because he couldn’t afford weights at the time, instead Stallone stole giant car parts from a junkyard and used them to build his muscles.
Number Twelve: He Was Expelled From 14 Schools. It’s a good thing Stallone hit it big in Hollywood because he clearly was not meant to be in school. Stallone was expelled from 14 schools for a variety of reasons, including fighting, lighting fires, and stealing nuns’ crucifixes.
Number Eleven: He Started Acting in College. After being expelled from 14 schools, Stallone finally began attending the American College in Leysin. It was there that he gained recognition for his acting in Death Of A Salesman.
Number Ten: He Worked Many Odd Jobs. Stallone took numerous odd jobs to support his acting career in the beginning. He worked as a hairdresser, a lion cage cleaner, and a movie theater usher.
Number Nine: He Was in a Porn. You can find Stallone featured in The Party at Kitty and Stud’s, which is a softcore pornographic film released in 1970. It was one of his first roles.