11 Surprising facts about Sylvester Stallone

The short story revolves around 11 surprising facts about Sylvester Stallone. Firstly, it reveals that Stallone's distinctive facial feature, his lip droop, and guttural voice were a result of mishandling during his birth. This caused partial paralysis in his lip, chin, and tongue. It also mentions Stallone's struggle with low self-esteem and how he turned to bodybuilding and acting to break through low expectations. Secondly, the story explains Stallone's educational background, mentioning that he attended college in Switzerland and worked various jobs to support himself, including selling hamburgers on campus. The third fact highlights Stallone's mother, Jackie Stallone, who was an expert in rumpology - the study of the buttocks to reveal personality traits and future events. The fourth surprising fact is that Stallone had a small part in a softcore adult film called "Party at Kitty and Stud's," which was later re-released under the title "The Italian Stallion." Fifthly, it states that Stallone wrote a novel called "Paradise Alley" before turning it into a screenplay. The story then discusses Stallone's dislike for the Rambo cartoon series and his initial plans to end the Rocky series after certain installments. However, it mentions that he later changed his mind and there is a possibility of a ninth Rocky film. Another interesting fact is that Stallone was originally offered the lead role in "Beverly Hills Cop" but rewrote the script to focus more on action. Producers decided to go in another direction, and the role went to Eddie Murphy. The story also touches on Stallone's feud with Richard Gere during the filming of "The Lords of Flatbush" and how Arnold Schwarzenegger tricked him into starring in a box office bomb called "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot." Finally, it mentions Stallone's failed attempt to create a fitness supplement company called Instone and his line of low-carb, high-protein pudding snacks. The company eventually folded due to a legal dispute over the rights to the product.