Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946) is an American actor. He gained major attention for starring in the Rocky and Rambo franchises, reprising his famous roles in many sequels over the next several decades.
Stallone began his career with mostly roles as an extra, and he was an extra in MASH. He can be seen quite briefly after "Hawkeye" comes to the camp. He was a soldier, wearing a beret, and was possibly discovered by Scottish Stallone fan, Peter Anderson. Other films Stallone was in as an extra include Klute, Pigeons, Lovers and Other Strangers, and Downhill Racer.
Stallone also admitted to actor Elliott Gould that he was in the movie - something Stallone rarely does!
EG: [Working on MASH] sometimes Bob would get flustered. We were fighting the clock and he has got to do it a certain way by a certain time otherwise you go into golden hours. And I remember the scene in MASH — and it was actually around that scene that Sylvester Stallone, who I’ve only met a couple of times, said he doesn’t admit that he was ever an extra in any movie but he admits that he was an extra in MASH. And when I told that to Bob he said, “No. I don’t accept that Sylvester Stallone was in my movie. I don’t accept it.”
EG: So that day we have a really complicated,
delicate crane shot and we’re fighting time for lunch. And, you know,
it’s all the surgeons are working triple shifts and we’re talking non
sequiturs and there was the script and then we go to lunch. We were at
the Fox Ranch out in Malibu, and Bob said to me, “Why can’t you be like
someone else?” And I had my lunch on a tray. And he pointed to Corey
Fischer, you know, and said, “Why can’t you be like him?” Who was a part
of The Committee, an improvisational group that Altman hired. And I
shook my lunch, I threw it up and I said, “You motherfucker. I’m not
gonna stick my neck out for you again. You know and I know where I come
from. I know precision, I know repetition. You’ll tell me what you want
and that’s what you’ll get.” And he said, “I think I’ve made a mistake.”
I said, “I think so.” He said, “I apologize.” I said, “I accept.” And
that’s when Paul Lewis the production manager for Getting Straight came out to meet with me for the movie which was my next picture. And Tarantino said it’s a part of his library. He’s got Getting Straight there.