Legendary Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone was born in Manhattan, New York. The use of two pairs of forceps during his birth and their accidental misuse severed a nerve and caused paralysis in parts of Stallone's face. As a result, the lower left side of his face is paralyzed – including parts of his lip, tongue, and chin – an accident which has given Stallone his snarling look and slightly slurred speech (which only adds to his charisma). After a flourishing career that began in 1969, Stallone struck gold with his film Rocky (1976), which was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, winning 3 out of them.
The 2009 bollywood film, 'Kambakkth Ishq' had not one but three Hollywood stars — Sylvester Stallone, Denise Richards and Brandon Routh — in special appearances. Stallone played himself and packed a punch in the action sequences where he protects the leading lady of the film.