Mr. Stallone wrote Rocky while attending courses at Sherwood Oaks. We were fortunate enough for him to come back and speak at Sherwood Oaks and to be among our famous alumni. Although best known as an actor, he is an avid writer and taught a writing class for Sherwood Oaks. He does his best to write everyday even if it is two words – FADE IN.
After struggling in bit parts for years, Stallone was eager to create a vehicle for himself to attain greater roles as well as become recognized for his writing abilities. Sherwood Oaks helped him do just that! ”Sly” is now one of the biggest box-office draws in history, with audiences still flocking to his films after more than 30 years in the business.
About Sherwood Oaks College
Sherwood Oaks College has been featured in People and US Magazine and discussed on the Tonight Show. Our alumni have been honored with 29 Oscars, 12 Emmys, 2 Studio Presidents, $100M+ box offices, Golden Globes, as well as hundreds of other awards.