Sylvester Stallone was born in New York City in 1946.

 He suffered from complications during his birth which resulted in paralysis on one side of his face, giving him his distinctive slurred speech.

Stallone attended the American College in Switzerland before returning to the United States to pursue his acting career.

His breakthrough role was as Rocky Balboa in the 1976 film "Rocky," which he also wrote.

 Stallone has been nominated for three Academy Awards, two for his work on "Rocky" and one for his role in the film "Creed."

He is also known for his roles in the "Rambo" series of films.

 Stallone has written or co-written many of the films he has starred in, including "Rocky," "Rambo," and "The Expendables."

In addition to acting, Stallone has also directed several films, including "Rocky II," "Rocky III," and "The Expendables."

He has been married three times and has five children.

Stallone has a passion for painting and has sold his artwork for millions of dollars.

 He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011 for his contributions to the sport through the "Rocky" films.

Stallone is also a philanthropist and has supported many charities throughout his career, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Special Olympics.

He has been awarded several honors for his work in film, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Stallone is a fitness enthusiast and has written several books on the subject, including "Sly Moves" and "Rocky's World."

Despite his success, Stallone has faced many setbacks and challenges throughout his life and career, including bankruptcy and the loss of his son Sage in 2012.