The Life Of Sylvester Stallone Shows He’s So Much More Than Just Rocky
One of the most popular action stars in film history, Sylvester Stallone is best known for portraying Rocky Balboa and Vietnam War veteran, John Rambo. Born on July 6, 1946, Stallone rose to fame as a writer and the lead of the Academy Award-winning films. From there on, he became one of the biggest action stars in the world.
Following a mid-career decline, he rediscovered himself and was able to recapture some of his former glory. Let’s take a look back at what made Stallone famous, and how exactly his career fell apart and was rejuvenated.
His Trademark Droopy Image Was The Result Of A Forceps Accident
Jacqueline Stallone suffered complications during labor. That forced her obstetricians to use two pairs of forceps during her son’s birth. But, the misuse of the forceps accidentally severed a nerve, causing paralysis in parts of Stallone’s face. It also paralyzed parts of his lip, tongue, and chin.
Overall, the lower left side of his face was left paralyzed, leaving him with slurred speech. While that would be seen as a hindrance early on in his life, it would come to define the actor later on.