See 15 Throwback Photos of the Action Film Legend from Back in the Day! Sylvester Stallone is 78

Sylvester Stallone is 78! The film legend has been fighting bad guys on the silver screen since the 1970s and delivered noted performances in films such as Rebel, The Lords of Flatbush and Capone

Published Time: 06.07.2024 - 15:31:19 Modified Time: 06.07.2024 - 15:31:19

Sylvester Stallone is 78!

The film legend has been fighting bad guys on the silver screen since the 1970s and delivered noted performances in films such as Rebel, The Lords of Flatbush and Capone. His career crescendoed in 1975 when he wrote the screenplay for Rocky, which was not only a box office hit, but also won over the critics.

The 1976 film garnered 10 nominations at the following year's Academy Awards. Though Stallone didn't win the Best Actor Oscar that year, he would take home the best supporting actor Golden Globe award decades later for reprising his role in 2015's Creed.

From walking the red carpet with his family and hanging out with his famous friends to some of his iconic on-screen moments, check out these throwback photos of Sylvester Stallone.

Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire were deep in character as their famous lovers — Rocky and Adrian —in 1976's Rocky.

Following the success of Rocky in 1976, Sylvester Stallone was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor at 1977's Academy Awards. The wildly successful film walked in with 10 nominations total that year and took home three statuettes.

For Rocky III, Sylvester Stallone took things to the next level and tapped the talents of Mr. T to bring some more conflict to the film. Here, the pair — who played enemies on-screen — are seen being chummy while at an event circa 1981.

In 1984, Sylvester Stallone was pictured looking super suave in this black-and-white photo taken at an event benefitting Saint John's Hospital in Los Angeles.

Fun fact: Sylvester Stallone was a nationally ranked polo player when he was younger and would have continued playing the sport if it wasn't for his father "browbeating" him.

Still, he found love for the sport again later and is pictured above at the Santa Barbara Polo Ground in California in 1989.

Stallone and his then-girlfrie -

nd Jennifer Flavin were spotted leaving Spago restaurant in Miami on Feb. 12, 1991. The two would get married six years later in 1997, after having welcomed their first baby, Sophia Rose, the previous year.

Sylvester Stallone and Dolly Parton exchanged a sweet look as they received their Hollywood Walk of Fame stars together in 1984.

Actors Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared to be having a good time at the grand opening of their Planet Hollywood restaurant in New York City on Oct. 22, 1991.

Sylvester Stallone also stepped out with girlfriend Jennifer Flavin for the Planet Hollywood grand opening in New York City that night.

Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock put on their acting hats as they shot scenes for 1993's Demolition Man.

Sylvester Stallone brought his son Sage — whom he shared with Sasha Czack — and mother Jackie Stallone to the 1994 premiere of True Lies.

Sylvester Stallone shared a pensive moment with Burt Young as the duo filmed 1990's Rocky V. Young played Rocky Balboa's righthand man, Paulie, in the famed franchise.

Even though Sylvester Stallone had a tumultuous relationship with his mother, it seemed the pair were having a good time in this charming photo taken at the 57th Annual Hollywood Women's Press Club Golden Apple Awards in 1997.

Sylvester Stallone attended the premiere of Cliffhanger in 1993 with his son, Sage Moonchild Stallone. Sage, who was also an actor, died from a heart attack in 2012. He was 36.

Stallone and ex Sasha Czack also share another son named Seargeoh, who's lived his life away from the spotlight.

In addition to Sophia, Stallone and Flavin welcomed two more girls together — Sistine Rose in 1998 and Scarlet Rose in 2002. Above, Sylvester and his girls walk the red carpet for the premiere of Rocky Balboa in 2006.

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