The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
Despite his long association with the Republican Party, Stallone supported President Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial and hosted a Democratic fund raiser at his Miami home on 9 July 1998.
Was offered a part in Quentin Tarantino's section of Grindhouse ("Death Proof"), but turned it down. The role went to his former co-star Kurt Russell.
Ranked #92 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in the October 1997 issue.
Oil paints in his spare time and considers Leonardo Da Vinci his personal hero.
Turned down the lead role in The Terminator.
At his birth, the doctor's forceps accidentally severed a nerve in his cheek, leaving him with his trademark droopy mouth.
Was Joel Schumacher's second choice to play Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin (1997).
He and Dolly Parton honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (June 14, 1984).
The voice of Lou the cop in "The Simpsons" is based on him.
Expelled from 14 schools for antisocial and violent behavior before the age of 13. At 15, his classmates voted him the one "most likely to end up in the electric chair."
The Expendables opened at number one at the U.S. box office with a first weekend gross of $35 million. This makes Sylvester Stallone the only person in Hollywood history to have starred in films that have opened atop the box office charts over five consecutive decades.
All his children's names begin with the letter "S": Sage, Sargeoh, Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet.
In 1986, following the enormous success of Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Stallone was received at the White House by President Ronald Reagan.
He received the prestigious Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award, at the Venice Film Festival in September 2009, which is awarded to an artist who has "left his mark in contemporary cinema" and has previously been given to cinema heavyweights such as Takeshi Kitano and Abbas Kiarostami. The prize intends to celebrate Stallone's stature as a filmmaker. A festival spokesman said: "Stallone has shown an original eye and an auteur's determination.".