Sylvester Stallone turns 72: A look back (40 images)

Actor Sylvester Stallone, famous for his roles in the "Rocky" and "Rambo" film franchises and more, turns 72 on July 6, 2018. Here are some highlights from his acting career through the years.
Updated: July 6, 2018 at 8:11 AM
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Sylvester Stallone (L) and his wife, Brigitte Nielsen, arrive at a press conference on May 22, 1986 in Beverly Hills, Calif. File Photo by Martin Klimek/UPI
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Stallone (R) and his wife, Jennifer Flavin, arrive on July 1, 1997 for the Los Angeles premiere of "Contact." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Stallone (L) and his mother, Jackie Stallone, arrive at the Golden Apple Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on December 14, 1997. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Stallone (R) and Flavin attend an NBA game between the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls at the Miami Arena on January 7, 1998. File Photo by Michael Bush/UPI
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Stallone (L) is joined by children born with heart defects and Dr. Hillel Laks, whmo Stallone credits with saving the life of his youngest daughter Sophia Rose (pictured in the enlarged photograph) at Planet Hollywood in Beverly Hills, Calif., on January 12, 1998. Stallone donated a $200,000 check to the Heart of a Child Foundation. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Stallone arrives with Flavin for the Los Angeles premiere of "Deep Blue Sea" in 1999. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Stallone arrives with Flavin and the couple's daughter Sophia Rose at the opening night of "Dralion," a Cirque du Soleil production, in Santa Monica, Calif., on September 24, 1999. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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