Sylvester Stallone

As an Oscar nominated actor, screenplay writer, director and producer, Sylvester Stallone created two characters that have gone down in film and cultural history: Rocky Balboa and John Rambo. The then unknown Stallone wrote the screenplay to the first ROCKY and offered it to several film producers with the condition that he himself can play the lead role. ROCKY was nominated for ten Oscars and won a total of three. At an exclusive ZFF Masters, the Golden Icon Award guest recounted his experiences in the fields of acting, screenplay writing and directing to film excerpts from PARADISE ALLEY, STAYING ALIVE and ROCKY BALBOA.