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Nov 05 2008

Four Decades in The Evolution of Sylvester Stallone

Published by at 5:20 am under Entertainment,Movies

Sylvester Stallone

One of the most classic underdog movies of all time was on AMC last night:  Rocky.  It’s one of those movies that whenever it’s on television I never turn it off.  And as I watched it I started to also think about the movie Rocky Balboa (which I’m in the minority in thinking it wasn’t horrible).

And the reason I thought about Rocky Balboa is because of how far removed Sylvester Stallone’s face has gotten from what it once was.  It truly makes me sad.  Yuu don’t just get that way unless you’ve had considerable work done.

I’m 100% convinced that had he just left it alone he’d be a handsome 62 year old instead of someone starting to disturbingly resemble his own mother, which in this case is a very bad thing.  And his body?  The veins, the girth.  It’s really just botox on steroids at this point.

But where did it all start?  Well let’s take a look.

To understand the transformation we gotta go back, way back.

The Early Years:  1970-1980

Stallone was obviously coming into his own with movies like The Lords of Flatbush and Rocky.  He began to really see fame and notoriety.  It was in these years that he was still young, had a full face, and even had a slight amount of chub on his frame.

The Party at Kitty and Studs – 1970

Sylvester Stallone

Porn baby.  Porn.  Such a sweet face.

The Lords of Flatbush – 1974

Sylvester Stallone

The Fonze!  Stallone was just a brute Italian in this flick.  Bubbly.

Rocky – 1976

Sylvester Stallone

It’s amazing how not ripped he is in this flick.

Rocky II – 1979

Sylvester Stallone

Stallone slightly began to change his body in Rocky II but if you’ll notice he’s nowhere near as shredded as Rocky III.

Getting Ripped and being a hot 30 to 40 something decade – 1980-1990

Nighthawks – 1981

Sylvester Stallone

Stallone trying out the beard!

Rocky III – 1982

Sylvester Stallone

OK, where the hell did this come from?  Look at how different his body is here as compared to Rocky II and I.  Clearly this is when the juice began.   Clubber Lang: One of the best movie enemies of all time.

Rocky IV – 1985

Sylvester Stallone

Could there be more steroid usage in these movies?

Over The Top – 1987

Sylvester Stallone

Ah yes, this marks Stallone turning 40 and moving into that hot 40′s guy period.  He starts turning into action hero Stallone.  Lincoln Hawk!

Tang and Cash – 1989

Sylvester Stallone

He’s even wearing glasses now.  Great movie by the way.

The Attractive Older but definitely has some good miles left look – 1990-2000

He hits 50 in this decade and Stallone is a huge action star at this point.  These movies below all kicked ass.  I didn’t include Judge Dredd.  Sorry guys, but he still looked good and didn’t really start the crap phase until after Cop Land.

Cliff Hanger – 1993

Sylvester Stallone

Stud.

Demolition Man – 1993

Sylvester Stallone

Stud.

The Specialist – 1994

Sylvester Stallone

Stud.

Assassins – 1995

Sylvester Stallone

Stud.

Cop Land – 1997

Sylvester Stallone

Eh.  Stallone has now reached 50 and may I say the downward spiral is set to begin.  Just because you let your body go for a role means you’re gonna start getting facelifts and do even more steroids?  This marked a major turning point in him trying to turn back the clock.  But even in Copland his face is still normal.  He just looks older, not deformed.

The “I’m going to Destroy My face to look young” Years: 2000-Present

It’s funny because it wasn’t all that horrible until Rocky Balboa but you can tell that certain things are going on.  The veins show more and there’s something weird about his hair. It’s almost too black.

Get Carter – 2000

Sylvester Stallone

Kind of a cool movie and he’s actually not that horrible yet.  But it’s very evident that the work has started.  His face is starting to change.

Driven – 2001

Sylvester Stallone

Same as Get Carter notes.  And then it’s the five year layoff…..

Rocky Balboa – 2006

Sylvester Stallone

This is what a five year layoff will do?  Sure it was nice to see him as Rocky again but were you able to watch that last scene?  I pretty much couldn’t open my eyes when trying to look at his body.  The amount of vein showage was just too much to handle.

Rambo – 2008

Sylvester Stallone

Come on John Rambo.  It’s time to move on pal.  Maybe you can go into business with Mama Stallone.  Is that silly putty?

*Granted Stallone is probably in much better shape than me but I just think the guy could have stayed handsome without getting all that stupid work done.  It’s too bad.





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6 responses so far

  • winget

    I think the face changes are a result of HGH usage. Triple H of the WWE is also an excellent example of this. It seems to actually alter bone structure. Barry Bonds is yet another example.

  • http://justaslyce.blogspot.com Dianna Trent

    No matter what, there will never be another Sly. His hatred for steroids now because of the negative and violent way they made him feel when he tried them yrs ago is a plus for him. Since HGH isn’t the same thing & he touts it to others says he’s found something better. I DO agree that he needn’t have gotten anything done to himself tho. He needs to let himself age handsomely and LET THE SILVER SHOW!! The dark black is just too fake looking. Same with Al Pacino. Lots of hair but you just KNOW he’s silvered and he’s coloring it! Yes, we all have to let go and let it flow. Doesn’t mean we give up on life. We’re just accepting it…
    WE LOVE YA, ROCK!

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