Sylvester Stallone, the iconic actor known for his tough roles, had a challenging childhood marked by relentless bullying. Born on July 6, 1946, Stallone faced a traumatic delivery that resulted in a facial nerve injury and a speech impediment. He endured taunts and mockery at school, suffering both physically and emotionally.
At the age of 13, Stallone found inspiration in the movie "Hercules Unchained," starring Steve Reeves. This encounter with the muscular actor sparked a desire in Stallone to pursue a similar path. He transformed himself into a workout enthusiast, using homemade gym equipment and dedicating himself to weightlifting.
Stallone's journey to fame and fortune was far from easy. When he arrived in New York in 1969...
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