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HE SOLD HIS DOG FOR $25 THE SYLVESTER STALLONE STORY



Published On: July 23, 2014, by Neat Buzz, Daniel Davis, Utah
Tag: Stallone , Rating: 4.5

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Sylvester Stallone is one of the most famous actors of our time, but he hasn`t always been a household name. Just like his character in "Rocky," Stallone became a superstar only after working his way up from rock bottom. If you think I`m exaggerating, take a look at his story. This is a man who`s truly beaten the odds.



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HE SOLD HIS DOG FOR $25 THE SYLVESTER STALLONE STORY  | NEATBUZZ.COM | stallone

Stallone`s problems literally started at birth. An accident by the doctors during the labor process severed a nerve and left the left side of Stallone`s face paralyzed.

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The paralysis left him with not only an odd appearance, but also slurred speech-- the latter of which nearly doomed his dream of becoming an actor.

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He moved to NYC to start his career in acting, but no one would hire him. He was evicted from his apartment and left so broke that he was forced to sleep at the NYC Port Authority bus station for three weeks.

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HE SOLD HIS DOG FOR $25 THE SYLVESTER STALLONE STORY  | NEATBUZZ.COM | stallone

He knew he`d hit rock bottom when he was forced to sell his dog, his best friend, for $25 to a stranger just so he could feed himself.

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HE SOLD HIS DOG FOR $25 THE SYLVESTER STALLONE STORY  | NEATBUZZ.COM | stallone

Then one day, while watching Muhammad Ali in a boxing match, he got the idea for a screenplay. He stayed up day and night, eventually writing "Rocky" in just three days..

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He pitched the idea to some producers who offered to buy it for $125,000... but they wouldn`t allow Stallone to act in the movie.

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HE SOLD HIS DOG FOR $25 THE SYLVESTER STALLONE STORY  | NEATBUZZ.COM | stallone

Despite the fact that he was flat-broke, he turned down the offer. His dream was to be an actor, and he wouldn`t settle for anything less.

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HE SOLD HIS DOG FOR $25 THE SYLVESTER STALLONE STORY  | NEATBUZZ.COM | stallone

A few weeks later, the same producers offered him $200,000 more than they did originally, but Stallone still turned them down.

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HE SOLD HIS DOG FOR $25 THE SYLVESTER STALLONE STORY  | NEATBUZZ.COM | stallone

Eventually, the producers allowed him to act in the movie... but only paid him $35,000.

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HE SOLD HIS DOG FOR $25 THE SYLVESTER STALLONE STORY  | NEATBUZZ.COM | stallone

He immediately used thousands of dollars from his earnings to track down and buy back his dog, who even made an appearance in "Rocky."

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The film ended up making $200 million and made Stallone, a man who was once so broke he had to sell his own dog, one of the most prolific actors in the industry

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