Sylvester ”Sly” Stallone was born in July 6 1946 in New York to an Italian father and a french-Hungarian mother. Stallone is most recognizable for his work as an action star, but has also directed and written a number of films. His big break came with the film Rocky, which he both wrote and played the lead in. He was nominated for an Oscar both for his performance and his screenplay, and the film was awarded an Oscar for Best picture that year. Together with the Rambo series, the Rocky saga was his most successful and iconic films. Other mentionable works are Cobra, Cliffhanger, Judge Dredd, Cop Land, Driven and The Expendables. Stallone's private life has been equally eventful as his career. He's been married three times (among Brigitte Nielsen) and has fathered five children. His son Sage was found dead in 2012.