Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Leather Jacket is Up for Auction

Nov 02, 2021 693

The famous leather jacket worn by Sylvester Stallone in Rocky has been put up for auction. In March 1975, struggling Italian-American actor Stallone watched a heavyweight boxing bout between little-known club boxer Chuck Wepner, and world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. After watching the fight Stallone wrote the screenplay for Rocky in 3 days, which he successfully shopped to producers Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff. 

Released in winter 1976, Rocky became a sleeper-hit, grossing $225 million against a budget of a little under $1 million. It won Best Picture and Best Director at the 49th Academy Awards, as well as a Best Actor nomination for Stallone, who shot to fame after the film’s release. 

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