As we wish Sylvester Stallone a happy birthday, we dig up some dope on the Hollywood superstar that might make your jaw drop!
Sly Was Expelled From 14 Schools!
Sly was what they called a ‘problem child’. He was expelled from as many as 14 different schools throughout his childhood because of behavioral issues. He apparently got into brawls quite frequently, lit fires, started fights and even fired arrows! He was quite the nightmare for his teachers. Sly was often bullied for the way he looked. His crooked smile was made fun of. Who knew that this very smile would turn out to be something that his fans loved when he became a Hollywood star?
Stallone Did Some Soft Porn When He Had No Work
Back in 1970, a broke and desperate Sylvester Stallone featured in a soft-core porn flick titled The Party at Kitty and Stud’s. Thank god that he made it big with Rocky (1978) that followed and never looked back.
He Was Briefly a Hairdresser Too!
Before Sly made it in the movies, he reportedly took up a number of odd jobs to make ends meet. Working as a hairdresser and cleaning out the lions’ cages at the Central Park Zoo were some of the things he tried his hands at.
He Even Painted!
Sylvester Stallone was a man of varied interests. One of his hobbies was to paint. He had been painting since the early 70s and his art had also been on display in galleries around the world. The 2009 Art Basil Miami Beach Fair was where he presented some of his paintings, finally giving the public a glimpse of his secret passion. This was followed by the Galerie Gmurzynska exhibition in Switzerland in 2011 and then the famous exhibition at the State Russian Art Museum in St.Petersburg in 2013. Sly takes paintings as seriously as his acting. Both are undoubtedly quite impressive!
Sly Started A Magazine in His Own Name and Featured on the Cover Page Too!
In 2005 Stallone launched a magazine and called it Sly. The magazine featured health tips, celeb interviews and photographs of Sly working out. It folded after publishing just four issues. We don’t blame the readers!
(Sources: www.ifc.com, www.ign.com, www.thehergula.com)
(This story is from The Quint’s archives and was first published on 6 July 2015. It is being republished to mark Sylvester Stallone’s birthday.)