Downey considering Poe part in Sly film

NEW YORK, July 6 (UPI) -- Robert Downey Jr. has confirmed he is chatting with "Rocky" icon Sylvester Stallone about starring in the filmmaker's bio-pic about writer Edgar Allan Poe.

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'G.I. Jesus' gets CineVegas award

LAS VEGAS, June 19 (UPI) -- Carl Colpaert's film "G.I. Jesus" has been awarded the Grand Jury prize at the Las Vegas film festival, CineVegas.

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Rocky statue to get a home at last

PHILADELPHIA, May 11 (UPI) -- A statue of Sylvester Stallone that was a prop in the third "Rocky" movie is finally getting a home near the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Hollywood director nabbed in wiretap case

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- The director of "Die Hard and "Last Action Hero" has been snared in the federal wiretapping probe of Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano.

Keith Carradine sues Anthony Pellicano

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- Actor Keith Carradine is suing Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano for wiretapping his phone lines while he was divorcing his ex-wife.

Hollywood P.I. indicted on federal charges

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano Monday pleaded not guilty to a 110-count federal indictment charging him with spying on celebrities and others.

Stallone wants everybody to gulp Sly

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Sylvester Stallone is getting ready to roll out his own brand of designer water called -- Sly.

Sly magazine wins over Sly Web site

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A federal judge in New York has ruled there's little chance people will confuse Sylvester Stallone's magazine Sly with a foot fetish Web site.

Sly Stallone revisits 'Rocky' and 'Rambo'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Sylvester Stallone is making another "Rocky" movie and revisiting his "Rambo" character as well, it was reported Friday.

Sly Stallone takes on 'Rocky 6'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone is reprising his role of fighter Rocky Balboa for a sixth installment in the boxing series.

Stunt people honored in ceremony

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino was honored for his contribution to action films during the Taurus World Stunt Awards in Los Angeles.

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Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone signs copies of his new book "Sly Moves" at Barnes & Noble in New York on May 10, 2005. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (pronounced /stəˈloʊn/; born July 6, 1946), commonly known as Sylvester Stallone, and nicknamed Sly Stallone, is an American actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, film director and occasional painter. Stallone is known for his machismo and Hollywood action roles. Two of the notable characters he has portrayed include boxer Rocky Balboa and soldier John Rambo. The Rocky and Rambo franchises, along with several other films, strengthened his reputation as an actor and his box office earnings.

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, on the right side before the steps. It was announced on December 7, 2010 that Stallone was voted into boxing's Hall of Fame.

Sylvester Stallone was born Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone in New York City, the elder son of Frank Stallone, Sr., a hairdresser, and Jackie Stallone (born Jacqueline Labofish), an astrologer, former dancer, and promoter of women's wrestling. His younger brother is actor and musician Frank Stallone. Stallone's father was born in Gioia del Colle, Apulia, Italy, and emigrated to the United States as a child. Stallone's mother is of half Russian Jewish and half French descent.

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