Sylvester Stallone is an Academy Award nominated actor, director and movie producer. Born Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone in July 1946, the actor is perhaps known best for playing one of the most iconic characters in movie history, Rocky Balboa. Rocky is depicted as unknown poor boxer who won his fights against powerful adversaries despite having the odds stacked against him. Stallone reached the pinnacle of success by starring in all Rocky films. Another notable character Stallone played is the tough-as-nails soldier who was set out to finish a mission out for retribution all on his own.
The Life of the Real Rocky gives an intimate look at the personal struggles of Stallone in his early years in the movie business. How the actor fought against poverty as a young man in Hell’s Kitchen until he shot to global stardom during the 80s and throughout the 90s.