Sylvester Stallone is an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He started his Hollywood career as an extra or with small roles in some movies. He rose to fame in 1976 for playing the titular character in Rocky, a role he has since reprised in the widely successful Rocky film series. He also found success in his role as John Rambo in the Rambo films. More recently, Stallone starred as Barney Ross in The Expendables films. He also returned as Rocky in the spin-off films Creed and Creed 2. His other movies include Demolition Man, Spy Kids 3: Game Over, Assassins, and Escape Plan, among others.