Did You Know? Before “Rocky,” Stallone Had To Sell His Dog For $50 To Buy Food

Sylvester Stallone

There’s a lot of different ways to cope with life. If you’re born rich, things are probably easy for you. Well, they’re easier than if you were born poor. That’s when things really get rough. However, there are many examples of poor people succeeding in life. What’s more, Hollywood also has its fair share of these.

One of the most famous actors in the world is certainly Sylvester Stallone. You probably know him from such movie roles as Rambo, Tango And Cash, Judge Dredd and many more. However, one of his most famous roles – and the one that made him famous, actually – is that of boxer Rocky Balboa.

Sylvester Stallone

However, few people are aware of what Sly’s life looked like before he managed to sell the script for “Rocky.” He was homeless and struggled for food on a daily basis. As a matter of fact, the one good thing in his life at the time was his furry companion.

Before Stallone sold the screenplay for Rocky, he was struggling so much that he had no choice but to sell his dog for $50. It was either that or no food at all. But then, the funniest thing happened. A week later, he sold the script and bought his dog back for $3,000!

Sylvester Stallone

It would seem that the guy he sold it to wasn’t stupid at all. As a matter of fact, the deal wasn’t done at the $3,000. The guy, called Little Jimmy, also wanted a small role in the first “Rocky.” So, Stallone had no choice and gave him what he asked, along with the 600% increase in price for the dog. And in case you’re wondering – yes, it’s the same dog that you see in the movie!

There are many other sad, special and beautiful parts of the story. It goes to show that it’s true what they say about life: never quit and give up, because success might really be just around the corner. Or, in the case of Sylvester Stallone – just one week away!