Sylvester Stallone

An American actor and filmmaker. He is well known for his Hollywood action roles, including boxer Rocky Balboa in the Rocky series' eight films from 1976 to 2018; soldier John Rambo from the five Rambo films, released between 1982 and 2019; and Barney Ross in the three The Expendables films from 2010 to 2014. He wrote or co-wrote most of the 16 films in all three franchises, and directed many of the films. Stallone's film Rocky was inducted into the National Film Registry as well as having its film props placed in the Smithsonian Museum. 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. Philadelphia has a statue of his Rocky character placed permanently near the museum. It was announced on December 7, 2010 that Stallone was voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the non-participant category. In 1977, Stallone was nominated for two Academy Awards for Rocky, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor. He became the third man in history to receive these two nominations for the same film, after Charlie Chaplin and Orson Welles. He received positive reviews, as well as his first Golden Globe Award win and a third Academy Award nomination, for reprising the role of Rocky Balboa in Ryan Coogler's 2015 film Creed.

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D-Tox (2002)

A disgraced FBI agent with a drinking problem joins nine other troubled law enforcement officers at an isolated detox clinic in the wilds of Wyoming. But the therapeutic sanctuary becomes a nightmarish hellhole when a major snowstorm cuts off the clinic from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Gillespie
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Courtney B. Vance  •  Tom Berenger  •  Polly Walker

A disgraced FBI agent with a drinking problem joins nine other troubled law enforcement officers at an isolated detox clinic in the wilds of Wyoming. But the therapeutic sanctuary becomes a nightmarish hellhole when a major snowstorm cuts off the clinic from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Gillespie
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Courtney B. Vance  •  Tom Berenger  •  Polly Walker

Grudge Match (2013)

A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Alan Arkin  •  Jon Bernthal

A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Alan Arkin  •  Jon Bernthal

The Expendables 2 (2012)

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Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon West
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Jason Statham  •  Dolph Lundgren  •  Bruce Willis

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon West
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Jason Statham  •  Dolph Lundgren  •  Bruce Willis

Antz (1998)

A neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's actually been enlisted to fight against a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Tim Johnson
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Danny Glover

A neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's actually been enlisted to fight against a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Tim Johnson
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Danny Glover

Assassins (1995)

Assassin Robert Rath arrives at a funeral to kill a prominent mobster, only to witness a rival hired gun complete the job for him -- with grisly results. Horrified by the murder of innocent bystanders, Rath decides to take one last job and then return to civilian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Julianne Moore  •  Anatoli Davydov

Assassin Robert Rath arrives at a funeral to kill a prominent mobster, only to witness a rival hired gun complete the job for him -- with grisly results. Horrified by the murder of innocent bystanders, Rath decides to take one last job and then return to civilian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Julianne Moore  •  Anatoli Davydov

Avenging Angelo (2002)

A woman who has recently discovered that she is the daughter of Angelo, a major mafia boss, decides to wreak vengeance when he is killed by a hitman. She's aided by his faithful bodyguard, with whom she soon falls in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martyn Burke
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Madeleine Stowe  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Raoul Bova

A woman who has recently discovered that she is the daughter of Angelo, a major mafia boss, decides to wreak vengeance when he is killed by a hitman. She's aided by his faithful bodyguard, with whom she soon falls in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martyn Burke
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Madeleine Stowe  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Raoul Bova

Bananas (1971)

When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Louise Lasser  •  Carlos Montalbán  •  Nati Abascal

When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Louise Lasser  •  Carlos Montalbán  •  Nati Abascal

Cliffhanger (1993)

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A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who are looking for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  John Lithgow  •  Michael Rooker  •  Janine Turner

A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who are looking for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  John Lithgow  •  Michael Rooker  •  Janine Turner

Cobra (1986)

A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Brigitte Nielsen  •  Reni Santoni  •  Andrew Robinson

A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Brigitte Nielsen  •  Reni Santoni  •  Andrew Robinson

Cop Land (1997)

Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ray Liotta  •  Robert De Niro

Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ray Liotta  •  Robert De Niro

Daylight (1996)

A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who survived the explosion ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Amy Brenneman  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Dan Hedaya

A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who survived the explosion ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Amy Brenneman  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Dan Hedaya

Death Race 2000 (1975)

In a boorish future, the government sponsors a popular, but bloody, cross-country race in which points are scored by mowing down pedestrians. Five teams, each comprised of a male and female, compete using cars equipped with deadly weapons. Frankenstein, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bartel
CAST:  David Carradine  •  Simone Griffeth  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Mary Woronov

In a boorish future, the government sponsors a popular, but bloody, cross-country race in which points are scored by mowing down pedestrians. Five teams, each comprised of a male and female, compete using cars equipped with deadly weapons. Frankenstein, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bartel
CAST:  David Carradine  •  Simone Griffeth  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Mary Woronov

Demolition Man (1993)

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Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, escapes during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, who had also been cryogenically frozen after being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Nigel Hawthorne

Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, escapes during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, who had also been cryogenically frozen after being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Brambilla
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Nigel Hawthorne

Escape to Victory (1981)

A group of POWs in a German prison camp during World War II play the German National Soccer Team in this powerful film depicting the role of prisoners during wartime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Max von Sydow  •  Pelé

A group of POWs in a German prison camp during World War II play the German National Soccer Team in this powerful film depicting the role of prisoners during wartime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Max von Sydow  •  Pelé

F.I.S.T. (1978)

Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth about the alleged ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Rod Steiger  •  Peter Boyle  •  Melinda Dillon

Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth about the alleged ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Rod Steiger  •  Peter Boyle  •  Melinda Dillon

First Blood (1982)

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When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo employs heavy-handed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Kotcheff
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Richard Crenna  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Bill McKinney

When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo employs heavy-handed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Kotcheff
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Richard Crenna  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Bill McKinney

Klute (1971)

A high-priced call girl is forced to depend on a reluctant private eye when she is stalked by a psychopath.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Charles Cioffi  •  Roy Scheider

A high-priced call girl is forced to depend on a reluctant private eye when she is stalked by a psychopath.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Charles Cioffi  •  Roy Scheider

Lock Up (1989)

Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone, and has now ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Flynn
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Donald Sutherland  •  John Amos  •  Sonny Landham

Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone, and has now ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Flynn
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Donald Sutherland  •  John Amos  •  Sonny Landham

M*A*S*H (1970)

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Elliott Gould  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Sally Kellerman

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Elliott Gould  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Sally Kellerman

Men in Black (1997)

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After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find themselves in the middle ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Will Smith  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find themselves in the middle ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Will Smith  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Vincent D'Onofrio
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