John Rambo (1947-), played by Sylvester Stallone
Born July 6, 1947 Died N/A
John Rambo is a fictional character in the Rambo saga. He first appeared in the 1972 novel First Blood by David Morrell, but later became more famous as the protagonist of the film series (Morrell would also novelise the second and third films), in which he was played by Sylvester Stallone. The portrayal of the character earned Stallone widespread acclaim and recognition.  The term “Rambo” is used commonly to describe a person who is reckless, disregards orders, uses violence to solve problems, enters dangerous situations alone, and is exceptionally tough, callous, raw and aggressive.

After three blockbuster movies in the 1980s, Stallone reprised the role in Rambo (2008). Rambo V is due in 2019.

20th Century Appearances

“First Blood” (1972) by David Morrell

First Blood (1982)

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Rambo (TV, 1986), voiced by Neil Ross [image: IMDb*]

Rambo III (1988)
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