Sylvester Stallone is a native New Yorker who gained worldwide acclaim for the title role of his own screenplay of Rocky. In fact, Stallone won the Academy Award in 1976 for Best Picture. Rocky went on to be a very successful franchise and was inducted into the National Film Registry. The front entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Rocky series has been nicknamed the Rocky Steps, and Philadelphia has a statue of his Rocky character placed permanently near the museum. It was also announced in 2010 that Stallone was voted into boxing's Hall of Fame.
Meanwhile, Stallone has had other successful roles including John Rambo in that film series, and most recently in the Expendables. In 2010 the film opened at number one at the box office making him the only actor to open a number one film across five decades. Expendables 2 was released 2012.
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