Sylvester Stallone is a Hollywood icon and part of a class of actors and action stars that will never be matched. Over his many years in the industry and portraying some of film’s most famous characters, Stallone has garnered a large and extremely loyal fanbase. Despite his high level of fame, Stallone rarely speaks out about his personal life and lives largely out of the spotlight, meaning there is still so much to know about the star! Get to know Sly Stallone better with these 11 facts not widely known about the him!
11. Early Life
Sylvester “Sly” Gardenszio Stallone was born on July 6, 1946 to Frank Stallone Sr. and Jacqueline “Jackie” Stallone in New York City. Stallone is the older brother to two brothers, Frank and Dante, and to one sister Toni who passed away in 2012. At an early age, his mother enrolled him in tap-dancing and after his parents divorced when he was nine he lived mainly with his mother. As a teenager he attended many schools including Notre Dame Academy, Lincoln High School and Charlotte Hall Military Academy and went on to attend Miami Dade College and the University of Miami. Despite not graduating from University, in 1999 Stallone requested that his “life experiences and acting” be accepted in exchange for the remaining credits he needed to graduate, and he was granted a Bachelor of Fine Arts by the president of the University of Miami. Despite making it to University, his teen years were tough and Stallone was expelled from 14 schools for antisocial and violent behavior.