As someone who has seen all the Rocky movies a good ten or so times, I thought I was pretty familiar with Sylvester Stallone. Nope.
Recently, this graphic about his humble origins began to circulate the web. It really drives home how hard he had to work to become the mega star he ultimately became, and the sort of unseen sacrifices a lot of folks make that we never hear about.
Check this out:
Now, for what it’s worth, I’m sure there are certain things being left out. Nobody’s life is picture perfect. Maybe he wronged someone along the way, or maybe he had to do some unglamorous things before his big break. But that’s life. It is full of peaks and valleys. What matters isn’t whether you hit low points – it’s whether you can take the hits and get back up.
Stallone obviously could, and did.