Sylvester Stallone made his film debut as the boxer Rocky Balboa, he had always dreamed of playing a gangster.
That question is addressed by The Godfather, the first mob film, and Stallone's attempt to participate in it as an extra didn't exactly go as intended.
. Stallone revealed to Empire that Paramount rejected his application for the role of the mobster in the movie.
The Rambo actor didn't have The Godfather as an option for his acting resume, but he didn't need it to make a name for himself in Hollywood