Sylvester Stallone started his career during post-war in New York. He was in film industry from four decades and was inflexible to become actor and struggled for four years and then after he got a big break in Lord of Flatbush by Henry Winkler. In the year 1975 he started including his ideas in scripts.In 1976, Sylvester wrote a script for rocky film which was written and performed by him. This was a hike of his career.The film Rocky got nominated for writing and acting for that year except that Rocky film won 3 academic awards including best picture.
Other than Charlie Chaplin and Orson Welles, Sylvester became the third person to get nominated for writing and acting ever in film. He tried much more creativity after success of Rocky in F.I.S.T. and Paradise Alley in 1978 and worked for a sequel of Rocky i.e. Rocky II.
His films in between 1974 to 1990:
1974 Lords of the Flatbush, The Prisoner of Second
1975 Capone, Death Race 2000, Farewell, My Lovely
1976 Cannonball, Rocky
1978 F.I.S.T., Paradise Alley
1979 Rocky II
1981 Victory, Nighthawks
1982 First Blood, Rocky III
1983 Knockout, Staying Alive
1985 Rambo: First Blood, Part II, Rocky IV
1987 Over the Top
1988 Rambo III
1989 Lock Up, Tango & Cash
In 1978, Rocky II was directed, acted and written by him. After that he starred in Nighthawks and Victory in next two years and release Rocky III. With Rocky III he was co-writer in First Blood. By these two films Stallone earn 261 million dollars, 70 million dollar from First Blood and 191 from Rocky III. His success continued till 1990s along with Rocky V.
After 90s, fifth part of Rocky series crashed including Cliffhanger and other films. He was awarded as a worst actor for the Razzie of century, nominated 30 times and 10 times awarded. Every one knows Sylvester Stallone by Rocky character.
His films for 1990 to 2008 are,
1990 Rocky V
1992 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!
1993 Cliffhanger, Demolition Man
1994 A Century of Cinema, The Specialist
1995 Assassins, Judge Dredd, Your Studio and You
1997 An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn, Cop Land, The Good Life
2000 Get Carter
2002 Eye See You, Avenging Angelo
2003 Taxi 3, Shade, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
2006 Rocky Balboa
With release of Rocky Balboa in 2006 and Rambo in 2008, Sylvester expected success of these films same as Rocky V.