After a number of years of struggling to find success in Hollywood, including a failed audition for 1972 hit The Godfather, Sylvester Stallone finally made his breakthrough in 1974 with The Lords of Flatbush. While the role would not be Stallone's biggest, he caught the eye of audiences and would become a star they couldn't forget.
Born July 6, 1946, American actor Sylvester Stallone has had his signature snarl and slur since he was born. Complications from his birth resulted in doctors misusing forceps while delivering Stallone, and as a result the bottom left half of his face was left paralyzed. Not one to let the defect get the best of him, Stallone has used it to his advantage and become an iconic Hollywood figure!