Oscars 2016

Then and Now: See How the Nominees Have Changed Since Their First Oscars

It's been a long journey for these actors since their Academy Award debuts

SYLVESTER STALLONE

Thirty-nine years passed between Rocky's, ahem, Stallone's first trek down the Oscars carpet as a nominee and his triumphant return as a Best Supporting Actor contender in 2016. "I've never felt better to tell you the truth. Really, all the aches and pains go away, you just feel reborn. It's a modern day miracle. 'Cause when I came here before, it was like 40 years ago – you don't appreciate it, you know what I mean. But now you understand how hard it is to stick around and how many experiences you've had, so now I'm just taking a mental movie of all this," he told PEOPLE on the red carpet.