Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone is a actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, film director
and occasional painter. Stallone is known for his macho action roles. Two of
the notable characters he has portrayed include boxer Rocky Balboa in the
Rocky series (1976,1979,1982,1985,1990 and 2006) and the title role as
soldier John Rambo in the Rambo franchise films (1982,1985,1988,2008).
The film Rocky was inducted into the National Film Registry as well as having
its film props placed in the Smithsonian Museum. Philadelphia has a statue of
his Rocky character placed permanently near the museum, on the right side
before the steps. It was announced on December 7, 2010 that Stallone was
voted into boxing’s Hall of Fame.