Skip to main contentSkip to footer

Sylvester Stallone: My Oscar nomination proves to my kids I'm an actor

By Alexandra Hurtado

January 19, 2016
Share this:

Sylvester Stallone has come back swinging in a big way. The 69-year-old won his first AcademyAward back in 1977 for his performance in Rocky and has since earned his second nomination this year for his reprised role as boxer Rocky Balboa in theOscar-nominated film Creed.

“I didn'tthink that I was in this universe anymore,” Sylvester told HELLO! of reenteringthe award scene, at the Critic’s Choice Awards on Sunday. “Career-wise I had gone in a differentdirection. I didn't want to but that is how it worked out.”

Sylvester with wife Jennifer and the couple's three daughters Photo: Getty Images

Hecontinued, “I was primarily in the action genre. So to be invited back intothis world where I started out is almost a reprieve... I was given a secondopportunity so it really is a sense of being reborn.”

The actorhas been making his rounds this award season surrounded by a bevy of beautifulyoung ladies — his wife (Jennifer Flavin) and the couple's three daughters (Sophia, 19, Scarlet, 13, and Sistine, 17 ). He said, “I love that my kids get to see it because they just thought I was a bad golfer for a living – not acting, but ahorrible golfer! But now I have proof!”

Sly's comeback was complete with a nomination for Creed, meaning his kids no longer think he's "just a bad golfer" Photo: Getty Images

Sylvester, who paid tribute to his late son Sage after his Golden Globes win, noted that his family takes precedence over actual awards he's won. He said, “[Family is] the greatest award that you get, because in theend, when you're on your deathbed, you're going to basically be judged on howyou raised your kids and what you left behind, so finally they get tounderstand that they have a caring father, that movies are wonderful, but theypale in comparison to the movie of life, which is making them go on into thefuture and be very, very successful.”

-- Reporting: Alex Cramer

Sign up to HELLO Daily! for the best royal, celebrity and lifestyle coverage

By entering your details, you are agreeing to HELLO! Magazine User Data Protection Policy. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more information, please click here.

More Celebrity News

See more