Director, writer, and actor who played the starring roles in the Rocky and Rambo movies.
He sold his first script, Paradise Alley'for $100, due to his bankrupt bank account.
Outside the famous Philadelphia Museum of Art are the Rocky Steps, named after the movie Rocky, which ran up and down during the training scenes.
Married three times, his third wife is model, Jennifer Flavin.
One of the most memorable scenes he acted in was in Rocky III when his character fought Mr. T in a brutal boxing match.