What Are Some Movies Starring Sylvester Stallone?


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Some of Sylvester Stallone's most famous movies include "Rocky," "First Blood" and "The Expendables." Other films starring Stallone include "Demolition Man," "Cop Land" and "Rhinestone."

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Some of Stallone's most famous movies are those that have become popular franchises. In 1976, Stallone starred in "Rocky," which he also wrote, earning a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. As of Nov. 30, 2015, "Rocky" has received six sequels, with the most recent being "Creed." Stallone famously portrayed the character of John Rambo in "First Blood," which was followed by three sequels, including "Rambo: First Blood Part II" and "Rambo III." Stallone has also played Barney Frank in "The Expendables" and its two sequels.

In addition to his franchise work, Stallone has appeared in serious dramas, such as "Cop Land," for which he earned critical acclaim for his performance as an overweight police officer. He has also appeared in comedies, such as "Rhinestone" alongside Dolly Parton, and "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!" alongside Estelle Getty. Stallone has appeared in non-franchise action movies as well, such as "Demolition Man," in which he played John Spartan, and "Bullet to the Head," in which he played James Bonomo. Other action movies starring Stallone include "Cliffhanger," "Escape Plan" and "Get Carter."

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