Is Sylvester Stallone’s face melting?

Sylvester Stallone was in attendance for the closing ceremony of the Venice Film Festival over the weekend, and his appearance is “raising some eyebrows”. I say it this way to be snarky, because it seems Stallone has gotten himself some kind of epic facelift, and his eyebrows are ridiculous.

There have been rumors about Stallone’s nips and tucks for several years now. Perhaps he never had a full-on facelift, but he’s had something done, like a brow lift or something with the tightness of his jaw line, I think. But those rumors haven’t stopped him from going under the knife again, if his look in Venice is any indication. The Daily Mail also noted that Stallone was wearing very heavy makeup for the event – but makeup doesn’t even begin to describe what was going on with this man’s eyebrows. They. Are. Epic.

Sylvester Stallone was obviously glowing with pride at being awarded a film-making prize today. But it was more than just the flush of success that was contributing to the Rambo star’s slightly orange and frozen complexion.

The 63-year-old appeared to be wearing heavy facial make-up and there was barely a wrinkle to be seen on his forehead when he arched his eyebrows at the Venice Film Festival today.

Wearing a slick grey pinstripe suit and blue tie, the actor looked a world away from his long-haired Rambo character.

Stallone obviously wanted to look his best, as he is due to receive the Jaeger-Lecoultre Glory To The Filmmaker award.

During the presentation of the award, there will be a premiere screening of sequences from The Expendables the new film written by, directed by and starring Stallone.

The all-action film also stars Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham and Oscar-nominee Mickey Rourke. It tells the story of a team of mercenaries who head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator.

There will also be a screening of the director’s cut of Rambo which will end the 66th Venice Film Festival.

Sylvester Stallone previously attended the Mostra in Venice on two occasions, in 1999 as the star of Cop Land by James Mangold, and in 2003 as an actor in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over by Robert Rodriguez. Stallone is currently working on the fifth Rambo movie.

[From the Daily Mail]

I was hit by something resembling shame as I wrote this – I mean, obviously, Stallone is insecure about aging, and I feel badly that some hack surgeon did that to his face. But he’s 63 years old! He should know better. And he should stop trying to convince us that he’s still this big action stud. While he’s wearing pancake makeup on his hacked face.

Sylvester Stallone is shown on 9/11/09. Credit: BIG PICTURES/

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  1. crash2GO2 says:

    Oh dear. Not good.

  2. BitterBetty says:

    I love it when celebrities start to look like a wax figure of themselfs.

  3. Tess says:

    Come on folks. They’re remaking “The Wizard of Oz.”

    Clearly Stallone is trying out for the Mayor of Munchkinville.

    • Angel Crites says:

      Thats not very nice of you to say that! The man has a heart! What if he would read that! How do you think hed feel? Besides i dont see where he looks bad at all

  4. mila says:

    He looks a bit like Freddie Kruger crossed with Robert Downey Jr now. Not good.

  5. Tia C says:

    He has never been an attractive man, IMO, but I don’t think he looks THAT bad. There are worse plastic surgery victims out there – Kenny Rogers and Joan Rivers come to mind. Much worse.

  6. texasmom says:

    He looks sort of like a bad wax figure of Robert Downey, Jr. 20 years ago! Why does everyone want to look like they are 29 forever???

  7. lulu says:

    he is begining to look like his mother, that is not good in any way.

  8. wonderwomancool says:

    you can see the scar on his hairline. yikes!

  9. Sassy says:

    His face there reminds me of that movie V for vendetta. Looks just like the mask that the guy wore in it.

  10. M says:

    Just. Stop. Now. He looks just as bad as Michael Douglas after his last facelift.

    Sean Connery, Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood look GREAT because they haven’t touched their faces.

  11. wow says:

    We’re all getting older everyday. Some of us won’t “age well” either.

    I like ole Sly. I still think some of his work (outside of the original Rocky) is underrated. I actually liked Cliffhanger, Rambo and Demolitian Man. *shrugs*

  12. BW says:

    M10: You haven’t seen photos of Clint Eastwood lately, have you? He’s botoxed the hell out of his eye crinkles. It looks weird.

  13. Tazina says:

    I think he looks great. Nowhere near his age. Nothing wrong with getting some work done to turn back the hands of time.

  14. Tess says:

    @ M:
    Redford’s had a facelift. NOT a good one, imho.

    I’ve never seen Stallone in anything but Rocky, but I loved Rocky 1, and I’ve had a soft spot for Stallone ever since.

  15. Hieronymus Grex says:

    You can only stretch material so far before it either gives out or snaps back.

  16. the truth says:

    he is wearing a lacefront wig like beyonce wears you can see the glue on his head. well its a shame nobody wants to age gracfully but in that industry who can. almost all of hollywierd is plastic one way or another

  17. Dr_Venkman says:

    @lulu – thank you – exactly what I thought.

  18. Stephie says:

    Hehehehe, ohhh man, that’s pretty scary. (and funny, and sad) Rambo, what have you done to yourself!?

  19. Miss Wanderlust says:

    @lulu…you are so right because that was the first thing i thought when i saw his face, LOL

  20. Popcorny says:

    Great job, looks like David Guest now.

  21. maddie says:

    @Sassy : His face there reminds me of that movie V for vendetta. Looks just like the mask that the guy wore in it.

    That was my reaction to it does, he should ditch the facial hair it does nothing for him at all, except making him look like Guy Fawkes

  22. vicsmith says:

    He’s had some work done but to say he looks like his mother is ridiculous. She is hideous. He often raises his eyebrows in photos, go to and check it our. He’s got shots from 1997 with raised and unraised brows. Though he definitely has fewer wrinkles when he does this (botox). So what? I think he looks fine.

  23. good for u says:

    Good for you, calling out a man on plastic surgery instead of it always being women. Let’s balance the equation at least especially cuz so many guys are getting plastic surgery now

    Also good for you recognizing that a hack surgeon did this. People don’t go to the plastic surgeon asking to look like a mess, but once it’s done, it’s done. Too many doctors are greedy and do procedures they aren’t skilled at, or do them on a day where they aren’t up to their game, etc.

    Ideally doctors should have to reveal their medical history to the patient as the patient does to the doctor. This way the patient can assess if the doctor is competent to have their life (and face) in their hands – what drugs is he on, what medical conditions, etc. People know nothing about their doctors physical and mental state but are asked to blindly trust. Scary.

  24. eternalcanadian says:

    yuck. that’s so not a good plastic surgery job. he looks like an artifical version of himself. bleh.

  25. Goddess711 says:

    He looks like Satan. The eyebrows, the beard thing, and the two little hair horns pointing down. Tell me it’s not spooky satanical Halloween-came-early.
    Too bad -he seems like a nice guy.

  26. Michelle says:

    Dude. You’re 61. You’re getting old. Sack up, and get over it. Age like a real man!

  27. fizXgirl314 says:

    it’s good to see it’s not just women who fall victim to this crazy plastic surgery trend. Are we going to remember what humans look like in the future?

  28. Just a Poster says:

    Okay some of you may not know that he had some facial damage when he was born. The forceps made one side lower than the other.

    I also think that the main picture he has his eyebrows raised. And the 3rd picture he does look more Sly like.

    And as much as I hate to say this, he is venturing into Don Johnsonville.. remember his bad face lift?

  29. lea says:

    No celebrity on earth looks gorgeous at the ageof 63. We all grow old and become not perfect. At least Stallone can boast unique and gorgeous appearance when he was at his peak,not many male celebrities had his perfectly ripped body and sexy Itallian look. Considering his age at least he hasn’t lost his charm mostly because of his great personality. 🙂

  30. my opinion says:

    He’s still an old daddy only with extra wax. Really sad that in the movies plays the role of heroe, but in reality is not so much a hero to face his age.

  31. 4Real says:

    OMG those eyebrows. And what’s happened to his Adam’s apple? Yikes. He’s looking more like his mama these days.

  32. julieangel says:

    i see nothin wrong with it as long as its not harmfull in any way,i think he is still hansome.

  33. Forshorn says:

    Stallone’s face may be a little waxy, but you have to notice that he’s kept his musculature for the most part. That’s not easy – growth hormone helps. Stallone admits he takes it. It may have affected his face, too; no one knows what the stuff does.

  34. Chris says:

    i could honestly care less what people say about Sylvester, hes the Shit an always will be

  35. Dave says:

    He got facial surgery because he’s had paralysis on one side of it since he was a child, if he hadn’t done it he’d look far worse than he does.

    Love the tagline for the site. “escapism can be smart”. ‘Can be’ being the key words here, its not for this place, why is gossip about wondering if a mans face is melting intelligent? Sheesh.

  36. xizzi says:

    EW, he looks like crap, looks sorta feminine – in a masculine sort of way LOL, he looks very strange, what’s up wit dem eyebrows??? That’s some nasty sh..

  37. bbb says:

    Are you people so stupid,his eyebrows are normal,He has just such face expresion since I know him ,Check his whole video from VENICE it is on YT,and he never had any plastic surgery,I doubt he would be risk it,cuse of his nerves was damged when he was born so please use your brain,

  38. Nathan Forester says:

    He looks very leonine to me, and I tend to think of him as being like a cat.

  39. Miriam says:

    I thought he looked really nice. 🙂

  40. Angel Crites says:

    I dont think he looks bad at all!! Hes as hott as he ever was in my opinion…even if he is old enough to be my grandfather! Lol but he could never look ugly! I love Mr. Stallone! Huge fan(: and even if he decided to go out and get his face redone we shouldnt juge! Its not about what people look like any way, its about whats inside and i think im safe to say Mr. Stallone has a big heart, one that beats and breaks and feels pain just like you and I and how would he feel if one night home he decided to pop up google and seen all the mean things people are saying abaout him? Would you like it? I know i wouldnt even if i was used to negative comments (which as a star im sure he is) it would still hurt and you would keep it in the back of your mind for long time maybe even forever…so please be nice to him. I love him and his acting, hes one of the best! He could get sick and die tomorow and we would have said all these horrible things about him.