How tall is Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone's Height

5ft 8.5in (174 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 9in (175 cm)
American actor best known for The Rocky, Rambo and Expendable series, Cliffhanger, Demolition Man, Judge Dredd and Cobra. In a 1991 interview with Longevity magazine he said "I'm 5'10" and in a 1993 edition of the New York Times added a fraction, saying "I'm exactly 5 feet 10 1/2 inches", although he once pushed his luck in a 1978 Playboy article claiming to stand "Five feet ten and three quarters tall."

Cinema.com, on meeting him, said "Sly, shorter than you expect at 5-foot-eight", which he even mentioned himself: "I'm shorter and skinnier than you Expected". His footwear has always been a source of contention and in a 1990 Chicago Times article, the journalist mentioned "The real-life Rambo is an official 5 foot 10 1/2 inches tall, but that is with the generous boost of what can only be described as elevator shoes". Indeed, a specialist Italian shoemaker once commented that he "made him 4.5 inches taller for 16 years!". Sly's penchant for lifts dates back to the 1970's, with fellow actor Kevin Conway remarking that Sly was only 5ft 9 and "wears lifts all the time". Sly himself even joked about it once, when commenting upon the size of Rocky IV co-star Dolph Lundgren:"I'm fighting with elevator shoes on, this is ridiculous." There are definitely several tricks to looking taller, one of which was highlighted by Expendables 3 co-star Kelsey Grammar, who said Sly was a great guy, "Except when he changed the camera angle a little bit to make me look shorter."

In the screenwriter William Goldman's book 'About Lies Stars Tell', he offered his own estimation of Sly's stature, saying "I had a hot lead that Sly was 67 inches," revealing his source to be a jogger of similar stature to Sly. Goldman described how he ventured into a swimming pool that Sly was in...and 10 minutes later, "He got out, grabbed a towel. I got out, grabbed a towel. He stood. I stood. Sixty-seven inches. Dripping wet." That estimate is shared by Hulk Hogan, who casually called Sly "Five Six/Five Seven". An ex-partner of Sly - Supermodel Janice Dickenson - claimed in her book 'Everything about me is fake' that when Sly was trying to pick her up, she recalled "Who was this guy to go dissing me while he's standing there in his custom-made elevator shoes." and also that "I couldn't believe how short he was". Another actress, Melinda Dillon - from F.I.S.T - commented in The Chicago Tribune that "I'm taller than Sly and that bothers him and we kid about it so I take off my shoes in some scenes. I can't slouch or I wouldn't be Anna. She's very upright."

Fellow action stars have even chimed in on his hard-to-pin-down height, most notably Jean Claude Van Damme, who once said "I'm 5-foot-10, a good size for movies. If you're too big a guy, it's hard to find good villains. That's why Stallone always has good villains. He's short."

Sylvester Stallone is 5ft 9
Sly with brother Frank (who claimed 6ft 1)
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Average Guess (157 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 8.91in (175cm)
Current: 5ft 8.11in (173cm)
RisingForce said on 23/Jun/17
Brad, you'll have to name an example of Marky Mark wearing elevators outside of movies. He does wear Timberlands a lot, which do add extra height - about 1.5" - but there's no lifts inside, just an extra insole. Roberts is very height conscious. At least 2" Cuban heels in The Specialist, similar on his sitcom then he'd wear cowboy boots on Conan. Now, he embarrassingly goes way up on his toes and does the arm around the shoulder push down at premieres and meet and greets. Cruise was already in big footwear by '93 because he was with Nicole. Mostly cowboy boots at that time and he requested lifts filming Interview with the Vampire at that time, then by mid to late 90s, you'd see him in logger boots or some other chunky 90s shoes he'd often put lifts in. You may be right about the dress boots you describe, but you ALWAYS assume Sly has lifts with low cut dress shoes. Tom had a stretch from probably 2002-2007 or 2008 where he didn't appear too height conscious and wore normal shoes with no lifts frequently, but not when he was with Nicole.

I think you're pretty close on Sly, but he's at least a strong 5'8" even today. You want to see the difference between Sly and Cruise look at how Statham had at least an inch on Cruise in his Collateral cameo, while Sly in dress shoes was still at least as tall as Statham in their most recent appearances together for The Expendables 3 less than 3 years ago, though I do think 2015 was when Sly lost noticeable height, but he hasn't lost an inch. You saw Rob say Sly got 2.5"-2.7" out of his Hogan sneakers with lifts and he looked to be wearing something similar at the Guardians premiere, yet pulled off taller than his brother Frank meaning he must have pulled off somewhere 5'10" range. Cruise has never looked that tall.
Brad said on 22/Jun/17
Marky Mark wears custom height enhancing outside of movies...on a beach he really looks smaller. Eric Roberts? Met him at a Ray Courts show, nothing out of the ordinary there, does he care outside movies? Pitt wears those huge dress boots heeled and wedged up. Cruise wasn't as height bothered years ago as compared to now. Str8 up 5-8 1 foot from me '93, low cut dress boots, not much to really see as obvious inflation tool. #1 in posture. LeBlanc wears chunky Portmans all the time. Sly is a weak 5-8, anything under is not reality. Has he had operations on his knees/back? Do steroids deflate height?
RisingForce said on 22/Jun/17
Brad, Cruise has worn lifts for years as well, much more than Stallone has since 2009 actually. You're Stallone estimates aren't that bad, a little low, imo. 5'8" flat is at least arguable these days, but there's no chance he's lower while there's only an outside chance Cruise reaches a full 5'8" and is probably 5'7.5". Cruise has worn lifts that give as much as Sly at the Guardians premiere recently yet has never looked as tall as Sly did at that premiere. In fact, his boots at the Bruckheimer Walk of Fame Star were clearly as much, yet he's looking 1.5" max taller than solid 5'7" and Bruckheimer and clearly shorter than a maybe 5'8.5" Johnny Depp in cowboy boots. Inflating Cruise a bit for some unknown reason is what throws it off.

Also, why do you throw Marky Mark in there? He's never been shown to wear lifts outside of a movie like The Italian Job. He just made a stupid height claim. Cruise, Gibson, Cowell, Banderas, Michael and Kirk Douglas, Eric Roberts and Jeremy Piven are/were all more height conscious than Marky Mark. Even guys like Brad Pitt and Colin Farrell are. Matt LeBlanc at least as much.
RisingForce said on 21/Jun/17
Thanks a lot, Rob. I'd be surprised if the shoe came with an insole THAT large on its own, otherwise, I think it'd be marketed as an elevator. Here are some other good shots of Sly wearing the black ones: Click Here Click Here It makes sense to me that Sly, especially during that 2003-2008 period picked a sneaker that gives more than most, and supplemented it with a lift. Actually, I wouldn't mind getting a pair myself at one point, though they range from 200-400 USD!

One other identifiable pair of shoes Sly has worn that are even more puzzling are these Prada shoes: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here I don't know how Sly managed to look at least 5'9.5", possibly 5'10" in them compared to Arnie, Dolph and Van Damme at the Expendables 2 Paris photocall. They are called platforms, so maybe they give more than a typical shoes because there's really very little room to put something extra in. Maybe we won't know how he managed until we see a shot of him sitting with those shoes, but I think it pretty safely rules out anything below 5'8.5" as recent as 2012.
Brad said on 21/Jun/17
Barefoot to barefoot: Cruise and Stallone would be tied in '17. Sly is as bothered as Vin, Robert, Burt, Marky. Vin needed a board with The Rock.....that about does it for who is #1 in wanting that height.
Brad said on 20/Jun/17
Burby is another person you ice cube '07. Jacksonville '84 with 80,000 okay, Bad Tour row 5 okay, '81 NYC not okay, rampaging black gangsters in the Garden. 4 times by me, in and out of court and lunch. No eye contact with people, he's shy. Bought I Want You Back in '70. I'll bully the 5' 6.5"er who thinks he's 5' 8". I'm serious Rob, I'm gonna sumthin drastic if he says 5' 6.5" again. Boat over the waterfall with his Mummy stills on the way to see Mead.
RisingForce said on 20/Jun/17
Thanks, Rob, 2.5"-2.7" range is what I had figured because looking at those basketball shots I have no doubt he put lifts in them and explains how he can look a consistent 5'10.5"-5'11" in them. But if it's that big a sneaker then he may have worn them without lifts at times, which may explain if he were to look shorter than he usually does in them.
Editor Rob: based on his ankle, it did look like either the Hogan sneakers have really large insoles or he slipped a little half inch extra into it.
5'11.25 at noon. said on 20/Jun/17
5'10.75 really?? Peak height was 5'9.5 max for him
burby said on 20/Jun/17
Why is it that when Cruise goes barefoot with then 5'9" wife in flip flops/sandals, he comes out being taller than expected? But then, bare feet Sly, Marky Mark, Vin, Damon all come up shorter than expected? Fully body shots of Ben/Emile posted by Peter175, we all know what one of them is wearing for sure, "meaty" lifts. The whole point of lifts is to go beyond physical limitations, it's just that some "bother" to do it more than others, and have better shoe makers and tailors. Sly is more "bothered" by it than others is my guess.
MJKoP said on 20/Jun/17
'You doofus'?? Why get so defensive over something you claim isn't true? Seems a far cry from the nonchalant, idgaf Braditude. You're telling me to go 'grab some ice cubes', but it seems the heat is getting to be too much for YOU. ;)
MJKoP said on 20/Jun/17
Okay, so for the sake of argument let's say burby and you are NOT one in the same. That actually makes it all the more worse. Instead of cyber-troll bully "Brad" utilizing two separate online personalities, we actually have someone else who clearly *aspires* to walk, talk, and act like Brad, chiming in whenever the former appears to add his repetitive two cents that incidentally are worth even less than a penny. And I've been a frequent visitor here since circa 2005 and I still haven't the slightest clue of who 'Sal' is/was. And you really got me there, Brad...being only 22 when 'Jax' passed, I never got a chance to see him in concert. Instead of having to jump through flaming hoops so I could squint through binoculars in a standing outdoor crowd of more 80,000, I'll have to endure watching 4k res, professionally shot, multiple-angle, directly-fed audio on my 60" flat plasma screen and enhanced surround-sound system from a comfy sofa, in a climate controlled environment, with the ability to pause, rewind, and replay to my heart's content, AND with no additional purchases necessary....life is truly hell. If you had spent an entire afternoon one-on-one with him, you might be able to invoke some envy in me, but the man walked by you in courtroom once. I bet you're now going to tell me that you two briefly exchanged glances and that it was nothing short of life-altering. :P
RisingForce said on 20/Jun/17
Thanks, Rob. So that's about 2" with lifts? I honestly would have thought more, but then they're not high tops, so I don't think you can fit say a 2-inch lift without falling out. I'd think at least the regular sneakers added about 1.2" without lifts.
Editor Rob: If he put a lift in them, he may be pushing 2.5-2.7 range
Brad said on 19/Jun/17
Burby isn't me you doofus, he's been here since the Sal days. Grab some ice cubes and go back to '07 for some fun on the 5' 8 incher lying through his teeth. I saw Jax on 4 different tours, grab some youtube and wish ya were there hoss. Hey Burby, 30 more minutes til the wild one is due upstairs with Rob...think Sal will get lunch in time to the Volvo...he can't leave it due to potential height loss in the measure.
RisingForce said on 19/Jun/17
Sly is noticeably taller than Alvarez, but Alvarez is close to 5'7" than 5'9". I guess you're not even bothering staying within physical limitations, Burby. Sly can still look an easy 5'8.5" wearing dress shoes, which is what Cruise looks in elevator shoes. Sly in lifts can still look over 5'10" with his brother and Michael Rooker, Cruise never has. The Emile Hirsch pic is meatingless, since we can't see their feet. I can show you pics of Sly looking as tall as 6'1"-6'2" guys in that case. Sly being eye to eye with Tom Arnold should tip you off that you must see feet and more than one photo.
Loka said on 19/Jun/17
There is a video with the boxer canelo Alvarez who is a legit 5.9. Sly has 1 inch over while he is in normal sport shoes and Alvarez is in boxing shoes. That means That sly was 5.9 while shooting This little video. The photo taken This Day says the same. It was few months ago.
MJKoP said on 19/Jun/17
Hey, burby/Brad - can either or both of you at least make some form of an effort to disguise your distinctive writing style(s)? I'm not even going to bother to ask Rob for the verification, because I know he's already having too much fun as a spectator to intervene...remember, as the 'Brad' incarnation recently said, it's all about the entertainment. XD
burby said on 18/Jun/17
People gotta go to the Ben McKenzie page, Peter175 post on May 18th. If Emile can get the height and overtake Ben, imagine what Sly can do. Sly is worth a prettier penny than Emiley, so there won't be a "bulge". Sly and Cruise are like the same height 2017. I'm not gay, but Sal would never be my boyfriend, the food never gets there on time.
RisingForce said on 18/Jun/17
Rob, can you estimate how much the Hogan sneakers Sly has worn a lot give without and lifts and how much you believe he managed to get out of them with lifts? Click Here Click Here Click Here
Editor Rob: I don't know how high the insole is, but based on the design and the ankle needing to sit just above the curve, I'd say the total might be around 2 inches.
Brad said on 17/Jun/17
Actually I'm 5' 5" 287 and just love Charles Nelson Rielly and George Maharis. Go to Ice Cube height 3/3/07 post by the G. He's so afraid of me saying he's 5' 6.5" "Iced" with Ice Cube he is ready to leave if I print his real height again. "Wob I'm gonna do sumthin drastic, I'm not 5' 7"". Sal, I'm getting mad, the burgers are not even warm in dis Volvo. I met my Christie Brinkley.
RisingForce said on 17/Jun/17
People will believe exactly what they want to believe, except that for Sly to have lifts in his dress shoes for all those comparisons with Van Damme then that would mean he was getting near 3" out of those Prada shoes, which is impossible. Claims that Sly and Cruise are the same height get even more silly.

Here's Sly in dress shoes with Julie Benz in heels in late 2008: Click Here Click Here

Compare that to how Rob looked with Julie in heels, or look here at Julie in heels with Erik King to the left, who Rob lists 5'8": Click Here
Jim Hopper said on 17/Jun/17
IMO I doubt over 5-8" prime. Now under that imo.
MJKoP said on 17/Jun/17
'Bradley Sonia Burby'
Vital stats
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 278 lbs.
Race: White/Caucasian
Sex: Never
DOB: 9/18/74
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Favorite letter of alphabet: G

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Brad said on 16/Jun/17
Burby is a real human and not me. Very smart individual in the Frank2 tradition. He knows the G had the head out the window asking for Sal to get napkins cause he was due with Rob upstairs soon plus he knows his astronaut (and postman). Mead in Forest Hills wants ta know if da Mummy 10 by 14's signed by Cruise at da Plaza are coming his way or Mikey W? We gotta move dem Mummys before people know da movie stinks. Did Travolta wear heels in Kotter or was it Bowsah Chuck Taylor footwear? I can't remembah. 3 Sweathogs were at a Ray Courts Celebrity Show in Burbank years ago, man that was a day gabbing with them, 2 died.
MJKoP said on 16/Jun/17
@burby/Brad: Not much for subtlety, are we? ;)
RisingForce said on 14/Jun/17
Canson, thanks, glad we agree on this one. On pages like this, I'm able to be a little more selective with the photographic and visual evidence I post since.

burby, that's true with the Prada shoes where Sly was at least an inch taller. Probable 1 inch lift there. They're both in flat dress shoes with no bulge or anything out of the ordinary for those other ones. Sly as of 2012 was at least as tall as Van Damme.

Travolta could genuinely seem the 6'0"-6'0.25" he implied he was so I've never really doubted his height much, except he's shrunk noticeably by now, while Sly barefoot would most likely be somewhere from 3"-3.5" shorter. Both in big heels back then. Travolta for fashion and Sly for style and height. Sly's heels around that time were typically about 2 inches, maybe a little more at times. Don't know about Travolta. Likely similar from what I've seen on their talk show appearances at that time: Click Here I don't think Travolta was wearing heels quite as big as in the original '77 movie.

These 1997 photos of Sly, Travolta and their wives are pretty useful since the shoes are more normal than the 80s: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here The reason Sly looks no shorter than 177 cm in any of these photos is because I think he could have had a more tasteful 2-inch type elevator shoe, which is why I included the 4th pic since I think it shows the possibility. Or, it could just be posture and placement from the camera.

There is a series of photos of the two from 1993 as well, but the height results are very weird so who knows?
Canson said on 13/Jun/17
Rising force: I agree with a lot of what you said!
burby said on 13/Jun/17
Sly owned JCVD via stealthy inserts, nothing new here. Sly is a weak 5'8", guess I'm a fibbah (NYC accent).
Brad said on 13/Jun/17
No, those Mastiff boots are custom Mastiff-Massive. I wonder if that dog was his.
Leo2001 said on 13/Jun/17
Sly(normal shoes)and Finola Hughes(listed 5ft4 here)
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Editor Rob: looks like something similar to Nike Cortez
Leo2001 said on 13/Jun/17
Stallone with Travolta(Claim a bit over 6ft)
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RisingForce said on 13/Jun/17
Actually, I saw some of Cop Land again the other day and Sly looks more 5'9" than 5'8.5" in it. 5'11.5" Robert Patrick doesn't have 3 inches on Sly, an apparently also 5'11.5" Ray Liotta did have about 3 inches on Sly in the beginning, but Sly was almost barefoot with those flip flops, so Liotta probably had half an inch footwear advantage, 6'2.5" Michael Rapaport didn't look 6 inches taller than Sly and Sly was definitely a bit taller in that ending scene. Here's a still from right before they walk away at the end: Click Here When they're walking away, Sly is a bit taller when he doesn't have his head down. I had thought they were the same height in the film from a few on set pics, but even in this on set pic I just found recently, Sly is clearly taller when he stands straight: Click Here

andre, 5'8" is possible today, though I still think he's a bit over it, but he was taller up until the past few years. Absolute nonsense on both counts, Costa. For just one small example, I guess you must think Randy Couture is short then because Sly with lifts in sneakers looked as tall in full pics and on video at Comic Con 2010. I can cite too many other examples of Sly looking about 5'11" in lifts. Other 5'9" lift wearers like Michael Douglas and Mel Gibson didn't look taller in their lifts than Sly in his. As usual, no evidence is presented to support this 5'7" fantasy. I wouldn't go lower than 5'8.75" peak personally, but 5'8.5" peak is certainly possible as well. No shorter. This is beyond obvious when you compare Sly to men who actually are 5'7" or even a flat 5'8". Scroll down a bit and see the full pic and video comparison to Van Damme. No lifts there and JCVD definitely isn't any taller than Sly. Do you think Van Damme is 5'7" as well?
RisingForce said on 12/Jun/17
Brad, you've got it backwards. Those Rocky boots didn't raise many eyebrows in '76. Meanwhile, the ones I posted are obvious elevator boots that you really don't see many others wear. You can see they're built for about as big of a boost as Sly could want with the overall thickness, lace and ankle area, plus, his toes do not seem to reach the toe area. If Sly has ever walked around in 3"-3.5" elevator boots, I'd bet those are it. Years ago, someone posted Sly wearing those during an interview on this site and you could see the intense angle in a close up when he was sitting on a stool.
Costa said on 12/Jun/17
No way Stallone is 5'9". He's always in gigantic lifts and still looks short. He's more like 5'7".
Brad said on 12/Jun/17
No "downgrate" (sic), he's still 5 foot 8 by a hair....anything under is a fib.
andre said on 12/Jun/17
stalone always been 5ft8 with shoes with massive hells he is 5ft10, is time to downgrate him and many more in this website
Brad said on 11/Jun/17
3" on the '76 Travolta shot. Non custom. I was in NYC twice a week in '76, Italians loved those things. He didn't need them. Laker wear, naw, not as big as we might think. The Mastiff ones are really mastiff massive.
RisingForce said on 11/Jun/17
Since I posted Sly in those Prada shoes with Van Damme, here they both are at multiple Expendables 2 premieres in dress shoes.

Paris premiere: Click Here Click Here
Hollywood premiere video: Click Here
UK premiere: Click Here

Van Damme is clearly no taller. If you split the difference between JCVD's peak and current listings on this site of 175 and 174 cm, respectively and say he was 5'8.75" then at 51 years old then you could still argue 5'9" for a 66 year old Sly and no lower than 5'8.75" at the time if you give Van Damme that. Doesn't seem Sly had lost much, if anything by then.
RisingForce said on 10/Jun/17
Correct, Butkus was a mastiff. I'm not going to argue whether he has a lift or not, Brad. I really don't know and it wouldn't surprise me. You're about right on the heel, but you throw around figures like 3.5" too casually. That's really rare. I do think Sly has gotten it or at least close on occasion, but I think it's more likely those monster elevator boots at the Laker game in 2008. This is the type of crazy angle you'd be looking at: Click Here Burt probably had 3"-3.5" there, but I don't even know if he got 3.5" that often. I mean, how much do you think Travolta has here? Click Here Click Here Bigger heel and more of a slope. I just can't see anything conclusive in the pics on the stairs beyond a heel around 2 inches. It's really tough to tell with boots, especially ones that already have a big heel. I think we can all be prone to confirmation bias at times with these things.
Brad said on 9/Jun/17
That doggy (Mastiff?) photo on steps is killer. 2 inches on the heel and the slope is classic Burt Reynolds Hooper/Shamus custom boots: massive. The angle from a few inches in from the toe is huge. Crammed with a big wedge. Haven't seen Rocky in years...has to be a non walking shot.
RisingForce said on 8/Jun/17
Jim, they're a type of sneaker you can buy yourself online for a few hundred dollars, Sly just puts lifts in them, but they won't make a 5'7"-5'8" man look anywhere near 5'11". It's easy to recognize: Click Here You can see Sly wearing that color of them here: Click Here Here's even the same color he wore on Letterman: Click Here A thick sneaker like that without a lift might add near 1.25" and you can't fit a lift bigger than 1"-1.5" in something that's not a boot or high tops, so you're looking at around a 2.5" boost at most. They look even bigger because if you don't get elevators with built in lifts, you have to buy bigger than your normal size, plus a big lift will cause a bulge, just look at the sneakers I posted Mel Gibson wearing on his page.

You can ask Rob about those shoes and I bet he'll say something similar. The Hogan sneakers are similar to Robert Downey Jr's high tops in that they stand out as bulky so they lead people to believe they're giving a bigger boost than they really are. Here's Sly with normal dress shoes on Letterman 7 years later: Click Here It's a good comparison because they do almost the exact same greeting except Letterman walks to Sly a bit from the side. But if we give Letterman a flat 6'1" there or even the current height of 6'0.75" Rob has for him, Sly still looks about 5'9".

Shredder, the outside heel is actually similar to a cowboy boot, maybe slightly more, but that's not bigger than a 2" heel: Click Here Click Here We can't say for sure what he actually got without seeing inside. The heels themselves were completely normal for the 70s. John Travolta for instance wore bigger ones the following year in Saturday Night Fever. In fact, Sly may have worn bigger heels himself when he was appearing with Travolta around 1983, they both may have. Sly could have been doing what Burt Reynolds does with those black boots and be supplementing a 2" heel with lifts inside, but still nothing more than 2.5"-3". I posted a photo a while back where I thought Burt could have been getting 3.5" and the angle was insane, much like Rob's 3.8" Don's elevator boots. You're not going to get 3.5" from an off the rack sneaker that isn't even a high top, you're going to need it custom designed for that and it's going to be conspicuous.

Here's Sly in another pair of shoes you can identify: Click Here Click Here Click Here With Arnold 5'11.5", Dolph still 6'3" minimum back in 2012 and Van Damme between 5'8.5"-5'9", Sly passes for near 5'10" in those shoes. Those are Prada sneakers, here they are in a different color: Click Here I'm sure Sly has a lift, but those can't conceal even as much as the Hogan sneakers. Even with a lift, the absolute most he'd be getting there is 2". Actually, Arnold has a pretty good heel himself, Sly isn't even getting a 1" footwear advantage over him with those shoes. Stallone isn't shorter than Van Damme. I don't think people realize even how big 2.5"-3". Look at the James Kyson Lee page, those are 2.5"-3".
Brad said on 8/Jun/17
Those steps shot with the dog have boots with 2" just on the heel....the slope is massive (Huge wedge inside). 3.5" easy. Still 5' 8" (weak).
RisingForce said on 8/Jun/17
Brad, I assume we're not including Sly in the Judge Dredd suit, but while we can't say too much without seeing inside, the Rocky 1 boots weren't his biggest and they didn't give 3.5", much less 4".

As for Sly's biggest, here's another shot of the ones I posted from the Lakers/Rockets game in 2008: Click Here I wouldn't be surprised if those gave 3"-3.5". Here's a shot from the German/Austrian talk show Wetten Dass interview I posted below: Click Here I've seen Sly wear those on other occasions. Probably 2.5"-3" range.

As for movies, these ones he wore in Over The Top, looked, well, over the top: Click Here Of course, Demolition Man were some of the biggest, presumably Cobra and I'd say Rambo 3 come to mind.
Frankie68 said on 7/Jun/17
@brad ,, funny post & very true ,, Our height experts in this forum will claim those whoppers wont make a 5'7 person appear 5'10 (lol) ... They look like boots Gene Simmons wears on stage !!
Jim Hopper said on 7/Jun/17
Looking at those shoes on Letterman they are not normal shoes,,,insane looking TBH. Id say 5-8 peak height,now 5-7 just over.
Shredder said on 7/Jun/17
Brad those shoes on the step with the dog were no more than 2.25 , even Rob said this before.
Brad said on 6/Jun/17
Yea, Downey Jr. does rock and he isn't stealth. Sly wore 3.5"ers (maybe 4) on the steps with the dog in the first Rocky...those things MUST be his all-timer built up whoppers.
RisingForce said on 3/Jun/17
I really don't see much chance of anything under 174-175 cm peak seeing Sly with Hogan sneakers and lifts able to come relatively close to David Letterman's height: Click Here I'm skeptical of Sly getting more than 6 cm out of Hogan sneakers just based on how much lifts you could fit into them/ Those are the shoes Sly has most often surprised me with how tall he can look in them. I mean, seeing the shoes he has on the German talk show, I get why he looks over 5'11" in those, but he really should never look more than 5'10.5" in the Hogan sneakers. The only thing I can figure is that posture does the rest and Letterman may have shrunk to a flat 6'1" by 56 years old. But such details aside, 5'7" range was and continues to be laughable.
Gary said on 2/Jun/17
Houss said on 1/Jun/17
Sly looked taller than Jason statham in the expendables

Of course he did! You really think Sly would let anyone look taller than him in his movie? :-)
Gary said on 2/Jun/17
Fred84 said on 1/Jun/17
Stallone really 174 cm only? I can't help me, but in my opinion he looks very big about himself ... every time, when I see him in movies, I would say he is taller than this height. And when I see him with the other actors (who are the same height - 174-176), like Belmondo, Jean Claude van Damme etc, he looks bigger (I mean height and width, too) ... Maybe his width makes my thinks false ...

Stallone's a big fellow, no doubt about it. His frame and his physique make him seem a lot more solid than, let's say, Van Damme (who has a much smaller frame). Height (or lack of it) aside, he's a solid guy.
RisingForce said on 2/Jun/17
Brad, you have to at least mention Robert Downey Jr. The most over the top, non-stop for a decade now. Also Banderas and Simon Cowell. If those 2 don't fall from the lifts and heels, they'll probably trip over their extra long pants they think is fooling someone.

Fred, they're all extremely close in height, but Sly has great posture and wears lights and they have different builds and proportions. Statham seems to be more stocky naturally while Sly and Van Damme are leaner and more cut, Van Damme was usually a bit bulkier than Sly in the 80s, but the smallest of the 3 now. JCVD has relatively longer legs while Sly has relatively shorter legs and longer arms and torso so when he wears lifts, he looks like a bigger man with good proportions. Mel Gibson is similar. Especially when Sly bulked up to 215 for the last Rambo he gave a bigger impression or even being above 190 most of the 2000s. He was back down to 175-180 for the Expendables while Statham was pretty similar at about 175, but Sly was leaner so he looked more bigger, plus his lifts made him taller. Statham also slouches, which Van Damme also does for some photos. All pretty clearly in that 174-175 cm range, though it's possible Sly at his peak was slightly taller than Statham since he still seemed at least as tall by the time Expendables 3 came out in late 2014 and I do think Sly had probably lost a quarter inch by then, maybe half an inch. Wesley Snipes is the same height as these guys as well.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 2/Jun/17
@Fred84

I guess you're not aware of the fact that Stallone frequently wears lifts or elevators, even in movies.
Brad said on 1/Jun/17
Try custom made Rambo boots with big wedge and boxing shoes with wedge and NYC sandals. He's in top three behind Vin and Burt.
Fred84 said on 1/Jun/17
Stallone really 174 cm only? I can't help me, but in my opinion he looks very big about himself ... every time, when I see him in movies, I would say he is taller than this height. And when I see him with the other actors (who are the same height - 174-176), like Belmondo, Jean Claude van Damme etc, he looks bigger (I mean height and width, too) ... Maybe his width makes my thinks false ...
Houss said on 1/Jun/17
Sly looked taller than Jason statham in the expendables
RisingForce said on 30/May/17
bernie, if we agree Sly can look 5'11" then don't you think that makes it more likely he's over 5'8"? Sly has probably worn some big boots that add 3", maybe 3.5", but that still means he'd have to be over 5'8". if you look at my full picture and video comparison below with Randy Couture, Sly still pulls this height off and he only has sneakers with insert lifts giving him no more than 6-7 cm. Or you look at the full picture I posted below with Joe Calzaghe, I think it's impossible Sly is 4"+ shorter. I just don't see below 5'8" as possible prime or realistic even now. After all, his ex-wife saw him barefoot many times, probably knew his real height and said he was 174-175 cm and she has no reason to say he's taller than he is after their divorce. This accounts for the tall and short appearances, much better, imo. Look at Sly in some of his bigger lifts on this German talk show: Click Here The host who greets him is supposed to be 192 cm, but he doesn't tower over Sly. I don't know if the host's height is accurate, but he's clearly well above average height. It's just impossible for a man under 5'8" to pull off. As for Telly, I agree he was taller, especially in the footwear they wore in 1975.

I don't see anything suspicious on the Graham Norton show since those dress shoes are low cut with no bulge. A small lift is always possible, but I think it would have to be less than an inch to not be noticeable and regardless, I can't see him under 5'8" there. If you want to see Sly with subtle lifts giving him around a 2 inch boost, look at the 2010 Arnold classic: Click Here Click Here Sly manages to measure up well with more subtle lifts and Arnold back then was still around 6 feet, maybe 182 cm at the absolute worst.

As for Rocky 4, you're right, Dolph said Stallone had him stand on a box when they touched gloves, but Stallone wore lifts for some of the actual fighting, probably because it made it easier to hit Dolph with an extra 2 cm in his boxing shoes. Other than that, I suspect Sly wore lifts in the scenes with Carl Weathers because Weathers was definitely a solid 6'1" guy back then, but Sly measured up better than he should in that film.

I appreciate that you seem more genuine so I'm more happy to debate this with you than some others I disagree with, but I really think you should reconsider your estimate since Sly both with lifts and without lifts is always taller than a 172 cm guy would be, even today. Though we disagree on his actual height, we do at least agree that he hasn't shrunk that much - 1, maybe 2 cm max - though I think Rob has listed him about right for peak and current and wouldn't be off my more than a 1/4". Anyway, cheers.
bernie said on 30/May/17
@RisingForce - yes, i agree Sly got on the 5'11" range in the Rambo III, at least he looked it compared to R. Crenna.
So i am one of those, who believes that Sly never was taller than 5'7.75" (172cm), today maybe still between 171-172.
Ok, don't have exactly the differene in mind with Telly S., but remember he was significantly shorter. I know Telly wore big heels and lifts to get in the 6 area, but Sly really looked clearly shorter... seemed like up to 3inch to me, have to look once more to it...
In the Graham Norton show his shoes look definately suspicious to me. Plus 2 inches here he gains, seems no problem..
I am pretty sure, he wore lifts in Rocky Balboa for sure, but why should he wore them in Rocky 4, especially in the ring? It was intended the huge height difference to "Drago"..Just before the fight walking to the ring with Paulie they seem very similar in height..so for me no lifts used here..
RisingForce said on 30/May/17
Bernie is half right. Sly was wearing lifts in Rambo 2 and I think bigger ones in Rambo 3, that's why he looked about 5'11" as Rambo. But where he's wrong is there was no 3 inch difference between Sly and Telly, plus, by forgetting Telly's footwear, you're doing the exact same thing Richard did. Telly wore big heels and lifts on every episode of Kojak to look his official height of 6'1". Whether Telly was 5'10" or not barefoot, he was effectively 5'11" or six feet on that show. There's not a good height comparison that entire episode to tell you the precise difference anyway.
bernie said on 30/May/17
@RichardSpain - nice pics, and we all know them..but you forgot an important thing, especially in this aera...his 3" - 3.5" wedged up custom Rambo Boots. If he really was 5'10" peak, he wouldn't have looked about 3inch under 5'10" Telly Savalas...not realy logical; just to mention one example... Regards.
RisingForce said on 29/May/17
I don't know or care about in the ring. Sly did wear lifts in the ring for Rocky 4 and Rocky Balboa, but Sly was simply no less than an inch taller than De Niro by that point regardless. Both in dress shoes: Click Here Even De Niro's hat doesn't make him as tall. Sly was also clearly taller than De Niro when they appeared on the Graham Norton show. I can't find the full interview anymore, but at 1:57 here, he stands up with Graham Norton(listed 5'8.5" here) and is actually taller: Click Here Sly was in dress shoes that don't set off a single red flag: Click Here In fact, Jonah Hill's shoes if anything look more suspicious. Norton was taller than De Niro as you'd expect. Find the full interview and you'll see video of Sly in dress shoes visibly taller than De Niro at the time of Grudge Match to go along with that nice full shot. Of course they were very similar at peak, but no longer similar by 2013. Sly was still at least 5'8.5" in 2013-2014.
RisingForce said on 29/May/17
Danimal, he's still 5'8" minimum and looks it in every full pic or video regardless of what shoes he has on. Merely being 70 years old doesn't guarantee you lose 1.25". I'm really not sure where you got that idea. He still looks just about 2" shorter than 5'10.5" Michael B. Jordan with both in dress shoes and almost as tall when he wore lifts in the film. Sly still looks over 5'10" when he brings out lifts for appearances. While a guy like Tom Cruise really only pulls off 5'8.5"-5'9" and Robert Downey Jr. pulls off just about 5'9" in his usual lifts.

Definitely taller than 5'8" flat peak. Here's Sly about 10 years ago, a full shot with Joe Calzaghe: Click Here Rob estimated Joe at 6'0" in person and said 5'11.75" was the least he could be. Forcing his posture more of course, but to use a more appropriate spin on Frankie's terminology, physically impossible for a 5'7" man to pull that off in anything less than Boris Karloff's old costume boots or a big box.
RichardSpain said on 29/May/17
I think Stallone was more taller than 175 cm in his peak. I think he was a perfect 177cm barefoot when he was young. In my opinion.

Here we can see with actor Richard Crenna ( 185cm )

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I give him 177 cm in peak and 175cm barefoot nowadays.
MichaelR said on 29/May/17
With due respect, no taller than 5ft8. Anyway he handled that very well in his life and career.
Frankie68 said on 29/May/17
Nice pics Leo2001,,Sly is a constant lift wearer,, he uses them in all his movies & in real life ,, And theres no dont in my mind he's not gonna try to edge out DeNiro in copland & in grudge match ,,In grudge match he has lifts in his boxing shoes !!! Lol
MJKoP said on 28/May/17
Danimal said on 28/May/17
It's amazing how many people Sly has fooled over the years (same with Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr. and now Justin Bieber)

In his younger years, Sly was a 5'8" (MAYBE 5'8.5" at best) guy. Today at almost 71 years old, he will have lost over 1" in height which is the average height loss for a man his age. He is around 5'7.25" barefoot today imo. Give him 3" heels/insoles, he still can look 5'10".


You are the one being fooled.
Brad said on 28/May/17
His brother is just a bit taller than Sly. Sly looked 5' 8.5" in Copland cause that's his peak height.
Colberto said on 28/May/17
Hey rob, how tall do you think his brother really is 5'10"?
RisingForce said on 28/May/17
Cop Land was a rare film Sly didn't wear lifts for and completely gave up his vanity for(temporarily, of course). Outstanding performance, btw. He did look only 5'8.5"-5'9" in that film. De Niro was also somewhere in that range, though I think there's a better chance Sly reached the full 5'9" than De Niro. The 2 looked very close in height during that ending scene where they walk away, possible Sly edged him by 1 cm or less when he didn't have his head down, but impossible to tell such a small difference in an outdoor scene. Despite both men being close to the same height at peak and Sly only 3 years younger, by the time of Grudge Match(2013) and the subsequent promo appearances, a 67 year old Sly looked 1.5" taller than a 70 year old De Niro. Some of that was probably posture, but Sly was a minimum inch taller as De Niro was probably no more than 5'7.5" by that point and is now looking only 171 cm to me. Michael Douglas, another long time lift wearer was probably the same, about 5'9" flat, but has shrunk just like De Niro and now looks to be only 5'7.5".

On a different note, 2-3 years ago, Sly pulled off looking 1 cm taller than Tom Jones.

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Video: Click Here (Good comparison when they pose for photos at about 40 second mark)
Of course, both look like shrimps with 6'6.5" Penn Jillette: Click Here (I give Sly credit for not tip-toeing there as Penn looks 8+ inches taller)

At first glance, Sly's shoes look flat in some pics, but when I zoom in in the pic with Jillette, I could see him having a lift in the lace area and I could see this with his knees. I don't know if Tom Jones was still 5'10" at this point, though. He looked about the same with Mel Gibson(in his cowboy boots) that same night as he did with Stallone: Click Here (Gibson looks slightly taller than Jones at 0:28, but oddly Jones then looks taller right after at 0:32) My best guess, Jones was more 5'9.5", maybe 177 cm max by this point and Stallone and Gibson with extra footwear were simply passing for the 5'10" they've always claimed to be. Sly did consistently pull off about an inch taller than Jones mid 2000s, but this was during Sly's most blatant lift era. My opinion is Sly in 2014 was still minimum 5'8.5" and then lost a fraction in 2015 while I think Gibson was still at his peak height of a flat 5'9" and might be down 1/4" to 5'8.75" the past year or so.
RisingForce said on 28/May/17
Leo, I've seen those pics, in the decent ones for height comparison, they look similar in height, much like the pic I posted. Christian, I wouldn't doubt 5'8.75" peak, but I really wouldn't go any lower for afternoon height and 5'8.5" evening. 5'8" flat is arguable today, but he usually still looks more 5'8.25" or 5'8.5" today when he doesn't have lifts and can still look more than 5'10" when he wears lifts like when he was taller than his brother Frank at the Guardians of the Galaxy premiere, or when he looked to have near a couple of inches on Michael Rooker shooting promo pics.
Danimal said on 28/May/17
It's amazing how many people Sly has fooled over the years (same with Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr. and now Justin Bieber)

In his younger years, Sly was a 5'8" (MAYBE 5'8.5" at best) guy. Today at almost 71 years old, he will have lost over 1" in height which is the average height loss for a man his age. He is around 5'7.25" barefoot today imo. Give him 3" heels/insoles, he still can look 5'10".
Leo2001 said on 27/May/17
Stallone and DeNiro in Copland(1997)
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Im 171CM said on 27/May/17
Sly I'd give him 68.5 inches..
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 27/May/17
Sly might not even sniff 5'9". A flat 5'8" today. Peak, he might've pulled off a full 5'9"
Leo2001 said on 27/May/17
@RisingForce
See that pics with Flavin.
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RisingForce said on 26/May/17
Sly is WAY taller than 5'9" with his lifts. Just look at my full body pics and videos below with Randy Couture, who is at most, an inch shorter than your apparent height. Here's Sly with his wife who has always been listed either 5'9" or 5'9.5": Click Here Looks like Sly may sniff 5'9" without ANY shoes. I've already shown Jennifer can look over 6 feet in heels so she has to be at least near 5'9". I don't know who you saw, Michael. Maybe you saw Sly's son Sage when he was a kid, or maybe you think all Italian-Americans look alike and you actually saw Joe Pesci.
RisingForce said on 26/May/17
Original, we may not agree on Pitt, but we agree on this one.

Christian, I can say as someone a little over 5'8" or maybe 174 cm on a good day who wears Burt Reynolds size lifts, it makes more sense for people around average range to wear lifts because they work better. Look at my post about Joe Pesci wearing lifts. It looks off and doesn't create successful illusion. He just looks like a short guy standing on a box, who is still short. People like Sly and Mel Gibson can successfully pull off that 5'10"-5'11" range with ease when they have lifts and heels, especially since they have the right proportions with larger torsos and shorter legs. To Rob's point, look at Robert Downey Jr. He basically tells everyone he wears lifts and doesn't care who knows. He even had those 3" heeled boots that one time, or showed up in platform shoes in a premiere. Burt Reynolds joked about his lifts all the time as well and still wears them!
Harris said on 26/May/17
@Michael so by that logic Sly was a whole head shorter than you??

Considering the average head length is 9 inches, your basically saying Sly was at max 5'3" or under when you met him if your the 6ft you claim!
Original said on 25/May/17
5'9 peak, 5'8.25 now.
Michael said on 25/May/17
I stood in line behind him at Warner Bros. in 1995, and I'm exactly 6' tall. Sly barely reached the bottom of my chin. There is no way he even sniffs 5'9" without serious heels (aka lifts)
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 25/May/17
Rob, have you ever wondered why the majority of celebs who wear elevators/lifts are not short, but actually average-heighted? Stallone, Banderas, Cruise, Pitt, Burt Reynolds, Vin Diesel, Robert Downey, and Simon Cowell are some of the people who do, and they all fall in the average range (170-182cm). I find it funny that some average-heighted men are even more insecure than short men.
Editor Rob: Christian, you can still have a desire or wish to be taller at any height.

lifts and elevator shoes might be purchased more by shorter men, but there is still a proportion of average and taller men who will wear them.

Are they all insecure though?

Not all...some might even wear them in a trolling manner. A bit like Vladimir Liftshko. Other's may like them as a fashion item...

Always worth remembering in the late 60's and early 70's a ton of men were out and about in 2 or 3 inch platform shoes...the lifts were external in nature then. Now over last few decades, it's more frowned or looked down on for men to wear platform boots, so the internal form of lifts are a popular alternative for boosting height.

The only thing with lifts is it makes guessing height harder...
RisingForce said on 25/May/17
Rob lists Randy Couture at 5'11.5". Here's video from the event Sly looked about his height: Click Here Click Here They're always close, height varies with movement, placement from the camera and posture, but it never looks to me like much more than 1 cm difference either way.

Here are the photos, which show footwear and pretty good full photos for height comparisons as well: Click Here Click Here
If you didn't know it was Sly, you probably wouldn't even think twice about those shoes. For some reason, they look less conspicuous than when he wore similar shoes to the recent Guardians of the Galaxy premiere. It looks to me like Sly wore the Hogan shoes he was wearing a lot in the 2000s, probably similar to these: Click Here As for Couture, his shoes look unusually flat, perhaps 0.7" max.

Realistically, Sly may have gotten around 3.5" from some of his custom elevator boots, but here, how much do you really think he gets from insert lifts in an off the rack sneaker? I say 2.3"-2.7" range out of those Hogan sneakers with insert lifts. They don't conceal enough to support a 3"+ boost. Randy could also be a flat 5'11", though I do see him still looking about 181 cm even these days so Rob's listing is probably pretty close. Either way, 5'7" is completely out the window with this comparison. He has to be around Rob's listings and probably still basically his peak height back in 2010.
Brad said on 24/May/17
Vin wins in '17....his monster frankensteiners rule the site...3.5" easy. Clump, clump, clump.
RisingForce said on 23/May/17
Pierre, maybe in the 2nd pic, as I said Sly must have lifts in those boots as he's 2 inches taller than Statham there, while they were really about the same height then. But in the first pic, I'd say BOTH Sly and Banderas had normal shoes.

Really when you think about it, the best we have is Brigitte Nielsen saying 174-175 cm a decade ago. She knows height since hers is always emphasized, if she were lying to spite him, sge'd have probably said 5'7" and I'd she were lying to please him, she'd have said he was 5'10"-5'10.5", just like she said when they were married in the 80s. She saw him barefoot many times. I think that's as precise as we'll ever get.
Pierre said on 22/May/17
@RisingForce =the difference between Sly's heels and Antonio's heels could be that Sly's heels would be less visible, imo it's very possible they have the same advantage of shoes
RisingForce said on 22/May/17
Pierre, I see Sly 1 cm taller there. Sly at 174 cm and Antonio at 173 cm. They have normal shoes in the 1st pic and in the other, Sly has boots and Antonio has stacked heels like Simon Cowell wears. If I had to guess, I'd say Antonio's heels add more looking at the angle. He was able to look taller than Eddie Murphy and only an inch or so shorter than Justin Timberlake when he promoted Shrek! You can tell Sly was wearing lifts that time though since he looks about 2 inches taller than Statham.

Here's Sly at peak height in Hogan sneakers about 3 cm taller than Antonio in chunky platforms: Click Here I don't know how much Antonio's shoes add, but the thickness gives him the potential to gain more, although the shoes aren't covered enough for a near 4" gain: Click Here There you see his foot sits high enough to tell you he has another lift, but if he put in lifts too big, his foot would fall out! You can see sitting down that those aren't just normal chunky shoes: Click Here As for Sly, he puts big lifts in those Hogan sneakers and probably got somewhere between 2.3" and 2.7". Much more and his foot would fall out. For that, you need a boot, like the ones I posted Sly in not long ago.

Brad, I agree Burt beats Sly in lifts. Still wearing them at 81 years old too! Robert Downey Jr. and Vin Diesel are probably the contenders to challenge Burt. I think Vin's Frankenstein boots usually give more!

Btw, Mr. T has lost height. He was taller than people think prime. Look at him with Carl Weathers and Hulk Hogan in the 80s. If Mr. T wasn't near 5'11" then he must have worn lifts himself. Nowadays, Mr. T is only in the 5'9" range. I'd say 5'9.5" max.

Hey at least, Frankie downgrades others clearly shorter than Sly like Banderas and Jeremy Piven as well. Of course, Banderas at 5'6" is as ridiculous as Sly at 5'7", but at least he's trying to be consistent. It's not as ridiculous as his inappropriate "mathematically impossible" nonsense.
Frankie68 said on 20/May/17
Antonio bandares is lucky if he's 5'6 ,,,5'8 for him is laughable !!! I guess if he's 5'8 & then with lifts on he pulls 5'10 5'11 like Sly ,,,thats more of a joke than Sly being 5'7 ,,, trust that all the experts in this forum !!! Antonio couldnt sniff 5'8 if it was next to him !!!
Brad said on 20/May/17
Burt '78 versus Sly '75...who would win wedged up heeled whoppers? Burt!
Pierre said on 20/May/17
@RisingForce(17/May/17)
Click Here Click Here = Antonio and Sylvester have very similar height here.Antonio seem to have advantageous shoes but Sylvester too
andre said on 19/May/17
i have a 5ft8 with shoes friend from america that saw sly in a hotel pool and barefoot they where the same height , this website exagerates allot
World Citizen said on 19/May/17
I think this listing is ok for him
Squidney said on 19/May/17
I stood next to mr T in 2001 at the London eye. I'm 6-2 he was pretty short in real life. 5-10 tops. Sly was wearing wedge boots in rocky 3 to be roughly same height. Imo prime sly height is 5-8. I bet he's just under that now. Very much a user of enhanced footwear.
RisingForce said on 17/May/17
5'7" was and still is nonsense. I posted this comparison on the Antonio Banderas page a while back. Antonio is listed 174 cm by Rob, though I think that's the most he could be and probably a bit generous. I'd say somewhere in the 173 range, whether 5'8" or 5'8.25".

Go to 2:49 in this video: Click Here Sly looks a good 2-3 inches taller than Antonio in a full shot. Antonio must have forgotten his lifts, but still has boots himself.

Sly at 68 years old was still a good half inch taller in similar shoes as well: Click Here If anything, Antonio seems as though he's trying to look taller more looking at their heads. Sly's head is tilted a bit, while Antonio's head up and neck stretched.

Sly in dress shoes, still looks taller than Antonio in heels: Click Here Click Here

Antonio has been as much a chronic lift, elevator and big heel guy himself as Sly. Just look at the photo Rob uses on Antonio's page, he's in elevator shoes there. Other times, he does the Simon Cowell trick where he covers his big heels with extra long jeans. Yet with all this said, I would give Banderas a solid 5'8", perhaps near enough Rob's height. At worst, I highly doubt he drops below 172 cm minimum, if he ever gets that low. Sly is simply a bigger man, regardless of shoes whenever you see them. Sly still at his peak height looked a good 3 cm taller in his Hogan sneakers with lifts than Banderas in these chunky shoes with lifts and at least a 1" thick front/platform and iirc, Sly was bigger in Assassins as well. I'm pretty sure Sly was closer to 5'9" than 5'8".
Frankie68 said on 17/May/17
@andre ,, couldnt agree more with your estimate !! The whoppers that Stallone wears only to pull 5'10 or so,, its hard to believe & mathematically impossible that he's 5'8!or 5'9 flatfooted like some really smart people in this forum claim !! The King of Lifts !!
andre said on 16/May/17
stallone 170cm barefoot at night
Brad said on 15/May/17
Sly needs a Burger King crown, home of the Whoppers.
RisingForce said on 14/May/17
That's true, Rob. I expect you'll be getting an email soon that reads: "6-0.5? This website is a disaster! Why does celebheights have low IQ people? I'm a big league 6 feet 3, believe me! You're fired!"

Back on topic, here's video of Sly and Kurt at the Guardians of the Galaxy premiere: Click Here Unfortunately, all I can tell is that they seem similar height that night since he's positioned closer to the camera, but when he movies back closer to where Sly is, he loosens his posture. Here's a still that shows about as decent comparison as you get in the video: Click Here We know Sly had lifts in those shoes that were like those Hogan shoes, while all I know is that Russell had cowboy boots: Click Here I'm not so sure about Russell in cowboy boots these days as he can look surprisingly tall, such as measuring up pretty well to 5'11.5" Vin Diesel who had his Frankenstein boots. If Goldie Hawn is about 5'5" these days and her heels are about 6 cm then Kurt does look like he'd measure at least 5'11" or so in those cowboy boots, so going by that and Sly looking taller than his brother, it seems both were passing for legit 5'10" range men that premiere. I'd bet Kurt would be at least 1 cm taller barefoot now since I don't think Sly is over 174 cm these days, while Kurt does generally still look more 5'9" to me.
RisingForce said on 13/May/17
REAL ANNONYMOUS, I actually thought about that myself when Sly was suddenly appearing a lot of in dress shoes. It did cross my mind that he came across this site or someone told him and he realized his lifts didn't fool anyone and were getting more attention than any lack of height on his part. Most celebs do google themselves, after all, Billy Bob Thornton was quite upset about the comments about him on this site, so it's not impossible. It makes more sense than Sly suddenly losing his vanity. Although I do have to hand it to Sly, based on the recent instagram post with his friend who owns the pizzeria, Sly is still impressively shredded. Even considering the advantages and access of a celeb, it's not often you see someone in that shape at anywhere near 70. Frankie, if you read my last post then you'd see my point was simply that Sly in lifts could be easily taller than Russell because a while back, someone on this page made the claim that Sly in lifts only managed the same height as Russell, which I've now shown to be untrue. I agree, Harris. Sly did pull off a solid 5'9" with Tyson at their induction in 2011 and there is a good picture of his shoes out there and they seemed normal. I also don't see how he could have been any less than 5'8.5" peak and I don't think he's much shorter than that even now. But as far as Rocky Balboa, he must have gone with lifts in his boxing shoes for that. Eddie Murphy is most likely 176 cm as Rob lists him as anywhere from 5'9"-5'9.5" is possible. I'd bet more on 5'9" flat than 5'9.5", but it's strange he could look taller with Tyson and at other times so he may have worn bigger footwear himself at times. I'd bet on Murphy being 1 cm, maybe a half inch max taller than Sly at their peaks.
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Frankie68 said on 12/May/17
Stallone looks taller than Rooker & Russell because he has his Munsters on ,, its not rocket science !! He's shorter than both of them ,,, every pic of Stallone doesnt require a 1000 word explanation ,, you only need 2 words "shoe lifts" ,,, Wow im smart !!!
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 11/May/17
Hey Rising Force,im willing to bet Sly comes to this site on a regular basis just to see what people are saying regarding his height. Maybe thats why he is packing the bigger lifts lately
What do you think?
Harris said on 11/May/17
I agree, there's no way a 5'7" man is comfortably pulling off looking at least 5'10" or taller in lifts without it being painfully obvious. I can't see Sly under 5'8.5" at peak. I'd say he was a flat 5'9" without shoes in the 70's and 80's. I do find it odd a handful of people guessed him at 5'7" in his heyday...

Legit 5'10" Mike Tyson appeared only about an inch taller than Sly in 2011 and Sly didn't appear to have wedged up shoes that event from what I remember: Click Here (50 second mark and 1:00 to 1:06) and here's some pics: Click Here Click Here (Sly appears to look at least 5'11" in this photo, but I'll admit I'm unsure of footwear here). He could also pull off looking quite close to Arnie's height in a ton of pics, and appeared close to 2 inches taller than Eddie Murphy in 1986: Click Here (and Murphy was even speculated for wearing lifts around this time, as he appeared taller than 5'10" Tyson himself in '89 at the Sammy Davis show: Click Here
Harris said on 11/May/17
I agree, there's no way a 5'7" man is comfortably pulling off looking at least 5'10" or taller in lifts without it being painfully obvious. I can't see Sly under 5'8.5" at peak. I'd say he was a flat 5'9" without shoes in the 70's and 80's. I do find it odd a handful of people guessed him at 5'7" in his heyday...

Legit 5'10" Mike Tyson appeared only about an inch taller than Sly in 2011 and Sly didn't appear to have wedged up shoes that event from what I remember: Click Here (50 second mark and 1:00 to 1:06) and here's some pics: Click Here Click Here (Sly appears to look at least 5'11" in this photo, but I'll admit I'm unsure of footwear here). He could also pull off looking quite close to Arnie's height in a ton of pics, and appeared close to 2 inches taller than Eddie Murphy in 1986: Click Here (and Murphy was even speculated for wearing lifts around this time, as he appeared taller than 5'10" Tyson himself in '89 at the Sammy Davis show: Click Here
height said on 11/May/17
i think 172.2 5 ft 7.8
RisingForce said on 10/May/17
Sly looks a couple of inches taller than Michael Rooker in this shot from a recent photoshoot he uploaded to Instagram: Click Here Rooker is listed here at 5'9" and he probably was around that back when he did Cliffhanger, but is now probably no taller than 5'8.5". I'm sure Sly brought his lifts back for that. He seems to be wearing them more again and pulling off 5'10"+ as he did with his brother at the Guardians' premiere. Btw, going back in time, here's another example of what I was talking about when I said Sly in lifts isn't merely the same height as Kurt Russell. Just like the wide shot I posted from the movie where they walk to their cells, Sly must have had something in his shoes for this interview with Kurt: Click Here You see them standing together at 1:29 and about the 10 minute mark and Sly looks noticeably taller. Just seeing them together, it's hard for me to picture Kurt taller at their peak, I think there's a good chance both were 5'9" flat, but there's a better chance Kurt was 176 cm than Sly, imo and also a better chance of Sly being only 174 than Kurt.
Brad said on 9/May/17
Hanging on at 5' 8".
andre said on 7/May/17
5ft7 barefoot at night and about 5ft8.5 with shoes in the morning
Leo2001 said on 7/May/17
Mike Summerbee(On the right)with Sly-Click Here
Listed 178cm by these sites-Click Here
Brad said on 5/May/17
I've seen Stallone's brother in person, the 6' 1" is comical. Stallone laughing gas from Sly.
Wrs567 said on 4/May/17
To be fair to Slys Brother

He is probably claiming 6'1'' in his customized cowboy elevating elevators lol
RisingForce said on 3/May/17
Btw, here's a more recent comparison. Sly and his wife both in cowboy boots: Click Here They look similar, but we need a sideview to see if Jennifer has the same size heels as Sly or if she has a bigger style you see on some woman's cowboy boots. Also, it's very easy to slip a decent lift into cowboy boots, though I'm more certain Sly did that at the Escape Plan screening when he looked nearly Arnold's height since if he's walking around liftless at times in recent years, even when his wife has high heels, there's a chance he wouldn't bother when he already has a shoe that adds a lot of height and similar to what his wife is wearing. There's no way to tell really, but I do think Sly and his wife have always been similar in height, no more than 1 cm or so separating them either way. It's possible she's shrinking now as well since she's what? 48 or 49? I still think Sly's shoes have often shrunk more than he has. I think the earliest he started losing height was 2008-2010 and possibly not until 2013-2014.
RisingForce said on 3/May/17
Hyde, I agree with weak 5'9" peak for Sly and that Frank doesn't even look like he's much taller than Sly anymore. It's tough to pinpoint someone's height based on only comparing them to Sly, but it wouldn't surprise me if the 179 cm was peak and Frank is only 177-178 cm today. Brad, he did list the Rocky Balboa character as 5'11", but I've always seen Sly himself say 5'10" with the occasional 5'10.5" and the one time 5'10.75". I had thought he actually described himself as 5'9" while talking about Hulk Hogan on one of those shows like Good Morning America a few years back, but I guess not. Anyway, this is a good comparison. Sly and Robert Downey Jr. in 2008, both in lifts: Click Here Click Here Sly looks 1.5"-2" taller considering the conditions in both pics. Courtside shot showing they're both in massive lifts: Click Here I'd guess Sly and RDJ both get somewhere in that 2.2"-2.8" range from their shoes. It wouldn't surprise me if Sly is getting an extra cm advantage over Downey since I believe Downey is 172-173 and Sly 174-175 cm and I think there is a chance of Sly getting a full 3" from those shoes, but less of one for Downey, though this shot in particular shows Downey's foot sits higher than usual in his high tops: Click Here This comparison is made better by the fact that 2 years later, both show up to the Iron Man 2 premiere, this time, Sly is in dress shoes that look flat: Click Here I chose that pic as well because Jennifer wasn't bending for that pic like most others so you see she in heels stands potentially near 2" taller than Sly in dress shoes, maybe slightly less if the photographer was on her side giving her a subtle advantage, but if she's 6 foot in heels give or take, he doesn't look much more than 5'10" in shoes there. While Downey was in his usual high tops with noticeable lifts: Click Here With these shoes, Downey looked like he just edged out Sly, by maybe 1 cm, possibly less: Click Here Normally, I'd worry about posting a pic of these two without feet visible since I've seen both tip-toe, but I checked the video from that premiere and to me it confirmed them looking very close in height with Downey just edging him out on this occasion. You can probably get a decent idea of at least how much the boots Sly wore at the basketball game added assuming Sly didn't shrink much between 2008 and 2010 and assuming Downey had similar lifts in his high tops each time.
Hyde said on 3/May/17
His brothers ''6' 1'' claim is hilarious.

Stallone was a weak 5' 9'' in his the late 70s..
Brad said on 2/May/17
Wahlberg is a king kong height liar. Beach shots kill him, like Vin. Johnson was in flats on Vice. I'm sure Stallone has run the 5-11 at one point.
RisingForce said on 1/May/17
Johan, I always saw Johnson listed at 5'11", but you're right that Sly's 5'10" claim really isn't that bad. Van Damme is no taller and always claimed the same. Same with Snipes who claimed both 5'10" and 5'11"! Similarly, Mark Wahlberg is visibly shorter yet has claimed 5'10" for decades and Jeremy Piven who is even shorter than Wahlberg and looked like a child posing with Sly and Willis has also claimed 5'10" a number of times. Many people in that 5'8.5"-5'9" range are gonna claim 5'10" as well as some shorter. Mario Lopez seemed a bit shorter than a 66 year old Sly yet claims 5'11"! Chuck Norris is also in that same 5'8.5"-5'9" range and has always claimed 5'10" as well. Kirk Douglas is yet another no taller than Sly yet has claimed 5'11" longer than Sly has been alive! The 5'10.5" Sly use to claim and especially the 5'10.75" he claimed so he could be taller than Rocky Marciano's official height were pushing it as he got into 2" rule territory, but at least to my knowledge he never tried the full 5'11".Sly's shoes looked normal at the 2016 Grammys: Click Here But it's a moot point since not one of them is a full shot and 2 photos show Sly shorter anyway, but not by more than an inch, which may be accurate. Incidentally, Johnson has been said to have worn lifts if you look at the quote at the top of his page, though the shoes he wore on Miami Vice didn't look like they could fit much. I do still agree with Rampage that 176 cm peak is at least possible or arguable, but I imagine Brigitte Nielsen probably knew exactly how tall Sly was having lived with him for at least a couple of years so I imagine between 174-175 cm is the most likely guess.
Richardspain said on 1/May/17
Sly was 177m in peak no more. He looks tall because he is bodybuilder and always wears heel and elevator boots.

Nowadays he is a classic 175 cm or maybe 174cm.
Brad said on 30/Apr/17
Johnson doesn't wear custom wedged up whoppers.
burby said on 30/Apr/17
Sly goin' all stealthy with Foxx...
Johan said on 30/Apr/17
Well I guess that puts a nail in the under 5'9" peak crowd's claims. Don Johnson was also well known for wearing lifts and having a complex, Sly was certainly not shorter and even Rob has Don listed over 5'9".

Don used to be listed as 6 feet back in the day ( pause for laughter) so Sly claiming 5'10" back then doesn't seem so crazy anymore does it?
RisingForce said on 29/Apr/17
Again, this comparison should be taken with a grain of salt as there are no full pictures available, but at the 2016 Grammys, Sly with Jamie Foxx can look both taller: Click Here Click Here and shorter: Click Here Click Here Of course, Jamie's height can vary wildly the last half dozen years or so. Back when he did Collateral, Ray and Miami Vice, he typically looked 5'9" max, like he claimed, but in recent years, he can look much taller such as with 184 cm Channing Tatum where he can look no more than 3" or even 2" shorter as well as taller than 5'9" Andy Garcia and even 177-178 cm George Lopez as you'll see once my post on Jamie's page goes through and on Garcia's page. Quite strange as I haven't seen any proof Jamie wears lifts and even more interesting is Don Johnson could still look taller than Jamie in a full shot as of Django, though also about the same height other times. Also, Wesley Snipes was taller than Jamie in a recent full shot, or at least the same height even if Jamie had equal posture, yet Sly was at least as tall, sometimes taller than Snipes in normal shoes during Expendables 3 events. Weird how all these guys height can seem to vary quite a bit. It goes to show how foolish it is to put too much stock in any photo.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Apr/17
I think 5ft9¼ is arguable for a 70's Sly. Give him a generously heeled pair of dress shoes and you have him pushing 5ft11
RisingForce said on 29/Apr/17
Brad, we have seen him without the wedge and heel a lot from 2010 on. I guess like any addict, he just had a relapse! Give him time, there's no shoe lifts anonymous 12 step programs yet. Btw, take it with a grain of salt as we typically can't see feet, but considering I'd think Don Johnson could have a good chance of being slightly taller than Sly, it's strange that in all the photos together over 20+ years, Johnson has never been taller once. Early 90s: Click Here 1993: Click Here Mid 90s: Click Here At gold course, 2003: Click Here and 2014: Click Here Here's a shot of Sly's shoes on the last occasion: Click Here Like I said, it doesn't prove anything since you can rarely see shoes or full shots, only can you come close in the series of '93 pics, but you would expect Don Johnson to have been taller in at least one. Then again, DJ's height varies a bit as well with different footwear, but is likely same range as Mel Gibson.
Brad said on 29/Apr/17
Sly, retire the wedge and heel bro, we know....5' 8" hoss.
Arthur said on 28/Apr/17
Frankie : 1.69cm peak

Sly : 1.75cm peak

Frankie sorry mate ... ))
RisingForce said on 24/Apr/17
REAL ANNONYMOUS, yeah I have some Italian heritage myself as my grandmother was born there and emigrated to the US when she was 6 and being from the same region as Sly I've related to him as well. As for the shoes. They could be 2.5" over barefoot, but I wouldn't go any higher since they look like those Hogan shoes. They have a thick sole, which helps get more of the benefit of the lift, but if they go up only as high as the Hogan sneakers then they don't go up as high as a lot of boots or some high tops, which is a limiting factor. Here's a type of boot I think Sly could have gotten 3"-3.5" out of: Click Here Seeing side views and walking pics Sly did indeed have a big lift in there, but in general, the Hogan shoes and the Guardians of the Galaxy seem more 2.5" give or take a fraction. More than 2", but less than 3" for sure, imo. Again, you look at the Burt Reynolds pic I posted below and you see just how crazy the angle of a
3+" is. Leo, as for the shower scene, Sly was taller, but there was a lot of bending. Sharon still looked at least 5'8" until her 50s (don't know if she's less today) so that does support a 5'8.5"-5'9" Sly. I think I figured out Frankie, he's actually Frank Stallone trying to get the upper hand of his brother and he's especially annoyed Sly showed up taller than him the other night.
Brad said on 23/Apr/17
Those are sick 3" or more wedged up whoppers with his brother. He won't stop.
RisingForce said on 23/Apr/17
They're walking in those pics so you can't tell much, especially with the slight tilt, but Sly and Michael Douglas were about the same height, about 5'9", though a better chance Sly fell just short of the mark, and they both went to the same shoemaker for lifts. A 60 year old Michael Douglas with a 58 year old Sly in golf shoes makes me doubt Douglas was much, if any taller: Click Here I think Michael's lifts fooled more people. That's why he's struggling with 5'7.5" today while Sly still comfortably clears 5'8". I think Douglas just stopped wearing lifts by his late 50s so it seemed like he shrunk even more, but he was already looking 5'8" range years ago. I think Sly, Douglas and De Niro were all about the same peak height, but Sly has kept great posture and maintained his height better so he's noticeably taller than both who aren't much more than 171 cm these days.
Frankie68 said on 23/Apr/17
Great pics leo2001 !!!especially the pics with douglas where Sly is clearly shorter with his lifts on !! Lol !! 5'7 for me !!! & not a drop more !!!
BarryFl said on 23/Apr/17
Frankie68 said on 21/Apr/17
@HarryF ,, could u imagine how short his is next to his brother (who isnt tall) without those boots on !!! 5'7 for sure !!! Sly's hairline looks weird to !! Probably implants !!

I think it goes beyond implants - way too thick. Some kind of hairpiece. Comparing Sly to his younger self, his face gets higher and his hair gets lower. How fitting that at a premiere for a sci-fi movie, Sly himself looks like something OUT of a sci-fi movie! I wonder what he'd look like, naturally, as a 70 year old man without all that 'help'?
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 22/Apr/17
Hey Rising im a huge Stallone fan as well. The Rocky movies got me into working out and being of Italian heritage was pretty cool for me
The hairline looks like its a transplant... Pretty sure he was using a hairpiece while it grew in.
looks like he was rocking some pretty good lifts with his brother...what do you think 2.5 maybe 3 inch??
Leo2001 said on 22/Apr/17
91 with Sly-Click Here
97 with Bruce-Click Here
Many pics with Douglas in 91-Click Here
RisingForce said on 21/Apr/17
No problem, REAL ANNONYMOUS. It's actually a pretty decent movie too. The movie Sly gave a surprisingly short impression to me was his brief appearance in the Mitchum movie Farewell My Lovely. Check it out and you'll see what I mean. Btw, I love Sly, but he really has to reconsider the hair thing he's got going on lately. His hairline is looking like Judge Andrew Napolitano, who I also love, but it stands out to say the least! I hope he doesn't go down the Steven Seagal route!
RisingForce said on 21/Apr/17
Frankie, I was referring to his dress shoes. Those shoes do look suspicious, but 4 inches? Get real. You have any idea the angle of 4 inch elevators? Besides, Sly was at least half an inch taller than his brother Frank in them: Click Here And it's hard to tell exactly as Kurt was positioned closer to the camera most of the interview and they moved their heads at times laughing, but Sly was at least as tall as Kurt Russell that night, who had cowboy boots himself. Btw, here's the angle of MAYBE 3.5" elevators for reference: Click Here If you see Sly at that premiere in shoes like Burt's, much less bigger than you're blind.
Frankie68 said on 21/Apr/17
@HarryF ,, could u imagine how short his is next to his brother (who isnt tall) without those boots on !!! 5'7 for sure !!! Sly's hairline looks weird to !! Probably implants !!
Michael said on 21/Apr/17
Leo2001 said on 20/Apr/17
@all users
what do you think about the shower scene with Stone in The Specialist?

You mean Sly was in that scene as well????? :-D
Frankie68 said on 20/Apr/17
Nice post HarryF !!! So much for sly not wearing the 4inches anymore !! Lol
RisingForce said on 20/Apr/17
Looks noticeably taller on their new commercial than Canelo Alvarez, who is listed at 5'9", but looks more 5'7" range, certainly a max 5'8", but likely under. Though Sly looks taller next to Alvarez than Amir Khan did. Sly is still at least 5'8", likely a bit taller
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 20/Apr/17
Hey Thanks a lot Rising!
I see Sly at a peak height of 5'9 or close to it as well.
Arthur said on 20/Apr/17
Rob prooved his listing on 1.74cm many times. And I am still supporting very closer estimate to him..
Leo2001 said on 20/Apr/17
@all users
what do you think about the shower scene with Stone in The Specialist?
RisingForce said on 20/Apr/17
You can see literally whatever you want, huh, Frankie? They're the same height in 1 pic, Sly is taller in the other 3, though he has a camera advantage in 2 of them. The cowboy boots they wore in the 90s had a similar external heel. Anyway, when Mel Gibson appeared on Jimmy Kimmel's show to promote Edge of Darkness, he was almost as tall as 181 cm Kimmel: Click Here These were his boots: Click Here If you find video of that appearance, you'll see Mel was looking close to Kimmel's height, just as the photo shows. Mel has looked looked 5'10"-5'11" range in boots other times as well. So you either must acknowledge that Mel could be 5'9.5" minimum, or Mel could wear lifts. Either way, your whole argument is severely damaged.
Frankie68 said on 20/Apr/17
Im sure sly's cowboy boots are way higher than Mel's boots & Mel is still clearly taller than Sly ,,Sly is under 5'8 without those boots on , end of story !!
HarryF said on 20/Apr/17
Click Here

Sly's climbed back up on those big ol' boots.
James B said on 19/Apr/17
Rob is 5ft9.25 (176cm) a possibility for his peak?
Editor Rob: you could make a case for it, but I'm still ok with about 5ft 9 on the nose for SLy.
RisingForce said on 19/Apr/17
Frankie, I already posted pics and video from that if you scroll down to February as well as many other pics of Sly and Mel over the years. Sometimes one is taller than the other. As far as Planet Hollywood days: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here I'm 95% sure BOTH were in cowboy boots that night. You can't even see their feet in any of these so it's ridiculous to make such a big deal out of them, but here's a recent one I didn't posy where they look about the same: Click Here Sly also looked at least as tall on video in dress shoes at 2014 Cannes. For you to act like there's just one consistent height difference between them over the years is disingenuous. I've seen people do that all the time arguing much more serious topics. Gibson is probably a bit taller than Sly today, but wears thicker footwear today. There's also a good chance Gibson edged out Sly peak, although Sly measured up much better to Kurt Russell than Gibson did. Brad, lifts really aren't your strong point since you look for height DECREASING footwear. Sly's shoes are usually normal outside of movies these days. Pierre, Travolta is definitely under 6 feet today, but almost everyone agrees he was a legit 6 feet peak. But then compare Jennifer to Kelly Preston as well. You start having to downgrade evefyobe. At worst, she's 5'8.5" and at best she's 5'9.5" so 5'9" makes sense.
RisingForce said on 19/Apr/17
Real ANNONYMOUS, I remember the scene you're referring to. I'm on my phone right now and don't have access to a computer or my DVD. Here are a few screenshots online now. Click Here Click Here I haven't seen the film in several years, but I thought it was the grass. If you look at the 2nd shot, Winkler looks close in height to Perry King, who is suppose to be 6 feet. If you scroll down to my post April 13th, you see Sly and Winkler side by side leaning against a car. The lean makes it impossible to pinpoint precisely, but seeing them side by side in similar boots on solid ground makes it obvious to me that Sly is several inches taller. Let me put it this way. Say that my estimates for Sly and Winkler are roughly accurate with Sly at 5'8.75" or just about 175 cm like the average guess here with Winkler 5'6". That means a 3" or 7 cm (2.75") difference suddenly becomes closer to 2" with Sly in dress shoes (still in the nicer clothes he put on to buy his girlfriend a ring, iirc) and Winkler still in thick biker boots. Walking outside on grass, particularly on a hill, a 2" difference can easily disappear, same thing with pavement or the beach. I think this adds up here: Click Here as well as here keeping in mind Sly's pavement advantage: Click Here and they're fighting here, but you at least get the impression Sly is several inches bigger: Click Here When I have access to a computer(or DVD player) in the next week, I'll watch the scene and see if I missed anything in this post or I'm forgetting something.
The Real ANNONYMOUS said on 18/Apr/17
Just watched the Lords of Flatbush and there is a scene where Stallone and the boys are on there way to fight with somebody on the football team. Stallone is not in his biker boots or leather jacket. It's crazy but as they are walking on the grass together on what appears to be level ground he and Winkler look the same height??
What the hell its crazy!

Rising could you take a look at it and tell us what you think? Could you post a screen shot?
Pierre said on 18/Apr/17
@RisingForce
John Travolta could be shorter than you think=in some pictures he look a little taller than Nicolas Cage and in some pictures Nicolas Cage can look a little taller than him,so i think they are in the same range of height.I have posted two pictures in his site at Nicolas Cage (27/Mar/17) page in which you can see him next to Tom Sizemore (Tom Sizemore is in picture with Rob)
Frankie68 said on 18/Apr/17
Theres a pic of Sly with Mel gibson from the LA festival Italian & Mel is an inch or two taller in every pic & Mel is 5'8 or 5'9 ,, show how can Sly be 5'8 or 5'9 ,, And let me make it abundently clear ,, im more inclined to believe Mel Gibson is 5'8 or 5'9 before Sly can ever be ,, My problem is i dont know how to load my pics to this forum ,,if someone can help i would appreciate it !! And Mel is taller than Sly in old Planet Hollywood pics from back in the day so i dont believe time matters cause it looks to be the same height difference & Sly was in his famously extra high black cowboy boots & Mel still topped him off !! They both cant be 5'8 or 5'9 ,, one is taller by a few inches & I know who it is !!! Lol
RisingForce said on 18/Apr/17
GP, you may be right about the reason. I can't say either way. Amazingly, Burt Reynolds is still limping around with a cane and elevator boots! I don't think there's much doubt Sly has wanted to be taller than he is for at least 40 years regardless. It's also possible he realized so many noticed his lifts, which defeat a lot of the purpose. But yeah, photos where you can't see feet should always be taken with a grain of salt regardless as there could be tip-toeing (I caught Sly doing this a few years back with his wife), uneven ground etc. If possible, full body shots and video are always best.
GP said on 17/Apr/17
Arthur, you do realize that all your photos don't show his shoes? At least RisingForce attempts to post better photos that are full body. If you believe that Stallone is a lift wearer then any photo without showing his shoes are not valid.
I will say this again, I bet the only reason Stallone stopped wearing or is only wearing an inch lift nowadays is due to most likely developing joint pains and possibly arthritis from wearing those munsters for 3 decades. And I believe he hasn't lost any height, maybe a cm since he has been using HGH by his own admission.
RisingForce said on 17/Apr/17
Frankie, we're simply discussing Sly's height, just as you are (except for the one important difference that we're being rational and providing evidence) But unless I've missed something, nobody has insulted you. We don't know exactly how much his lifts are, but if you're informed on the subject, you can get a general idea. Sneakers like the Hogan ones for instance aren't giving Sly more than 2.75" max and that's assuming he was putting near 2" lifts inside. On topic, I think Sly can look the solid 5'9", but balancing the shorter evidence, I think the 174-175 cm Brigitte Nielsen said is the best we have. I mean who would know better? They was long divorced when she said that. When they were married she said he was 5'10"-5'10.5" barefoot and 6' in shoes in response to Eddie Murphy saying Sly was 5'9". So 5'8.75" peak midday and now I think Sly has lost about 1 cm, mostly the last 3 years and is currently 5'8.25", which makes sense as he still consistently looks at least 5'8". Still 5'8.5" in 2013-2014 when the barefoot pic with Jennifer was taken and the Expendables 3 era.
Frankie68 said on 16/Apr/17
Its really funny how some in this forum act over what someone else thinks of Sly's height ,,like as if its personal to them how tall he is ,, and its more funny that they act like they know exactly what size lifts he wears ,,, lighten up people its a forum of opinions ,, not facts ,,some of you take this way to serious & im sure thats not why Rob created this site ,,My estimate for Sly is 5'7 flat !!!
RisingForce said on 16/Apr/17
I'm glad you asked that, Pierre, here she is towering over 5'5.5" Kelly Preston, both in heels, and she measures up well to a then solid 6 foot John Travolta, who was at least 6'1" in most shoes: Click Here Click Here Jennifer has a long body, I never doubted she was near the 5'9"-5'9.5" she's been listed at. She can clearly top 6 feet in heels, especially since she often doesn't stand straight and her heels are always around the 3" range, but never much more. Incidentally, Sly's shoes look flat there and if he were 5'7", he probably wouldn't even be as tall as Preston in heels, certainly no taller. Even at 5'8" flat, Sly in those shoes would only edge her by a fraction. Sly could only fit a modest lift in those shoes without showing a bulge as I'm pretty sure Rob would agree and really, Sly's foot looks flat in those shoes without much of an angle. Rob has Sly pretty much spot on with very little margin of error. Look at him above with his brother less than 3 years ago. Impossible he's anywhere near 5'7" there.
Brad said on 16/Apr/17
He's in whoppers in '17, don't kid yourself.
Pierre said on 16/Apr/17
@RisingForce=
If his wife is really 5"9' barefoot.
RisingForce said on 15/Apr/17
Frankie, you've never proven ANYTHING. Sly has never looked 5'7" in any full body shot equal distance from the camera. He wore normal dress shoes at the Golden Globes, just as he has at most events for about 7 years now. Weathers is still near 6'1", maybe 6'0.5"-6'0.75". Sly looked at least 4" shorter, but no more than 4.5". And you know that, which is why you're making up wedges to try to twist him into being 5'7". As MJ said, I'm sure he has 3-4 inch lifts in his bare feet: Click Here That's Sly at age 67 with his 5'9"-5'9.5" wife. In any of the decent side by side barefoot pics, they look similar in height. You can't seriously argue she's 2 +" taller than him. That pic even confirms Sly's legs aren't as short as I thought meaning he's gonna look way out of proportion with 3-4 inch lifts.
Pierre said on 15/Apr/17
Imo around strong 5"8' peak
around 5"7' now
Frankie68 said on 14/Apr/17
I proved my claim of 5'7 many times & for the last time look at Sly with Carl Weathers at golden globe awards ,, he doesnt look 5'8 or 5'9 to me & his shoes are wedged up as usual !!
Arthur said on 14/Apr/17
MY only guess for Sly again :

1.74.5cm peak

1.73.3cm now
Normal tall guy said on 14/Apr/17
5'7
Arthur said on 13/Apr/17
Christian I am making insane humour not being serious about 7 inch elevators.. Just making a point that If sly was 5ft7 like frankies claim he should have weared 7inch platforms thats what I am saying .)))

Cause Frankie is a marginal member of this site saying Sly was 5ft7 in his peak and I am trying him to proove that claim.
Personally I am 5ft8 - 5ft8.5 not really need big elevators. I Just sometimes wear 1inch ones in rare occasions that gives 1.8 total with the heel of my shoe..)) I am not a elevator abuser...))) I also really dont like walking in them cause making my shoes heavy..)) Generally I only try big lifts in home to test their total gain... Otherwise I generally wear normal shoes.. The point I am saying there are members quoting Sly is 5ft7 or 5ft10 and I am trying to meke them proove their claim. For example I post a photo that Nielsen has 4cm cubans making her 1.87 cm and Sly only looks 2cm shorter than her.. So how can be Sly was 5ft7 ? Concerning the fact that the most a person get with elevators are around 10cm range how can SLy be 5ft7 ? Thats the thing I am saying for 3 years... For those that guessing 5ft7 the only possibility is photoshop.

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I think Robs stadiometer is wrong ... There is no other possibility.


1.74.5 CM PEAK

1.73.3 CM NOW
RisingForce said on 13/Apr/17
With Henry Winkler around 5'6" peak, if Sly were 5'7" max he'd look similar in size, yet you'd have to be blind to believe that: Click Here Rob has him pretty accurate. You can argue quarter inches, half inches or 1 centimeter. He looks too tall to be below that range, but can look too short to be much above it. The idea that he's not much taller than Winkler, Woody Allen, Elton John etc. should not be taken seriously.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 13/Apr/17
Arthur said on 12/Apr/17
Hey frankie do you know a site that sells 7inch - 8inch type of elevator shoes ? I am looking forward to try them since I am 5ft8.5 normally maybe I can pull of 6ft2 in weddings. I will be very glad If you send me link of the site ? I also asked allan from dons that could he make a 7inch Midsole walkable elevator shoe . He replied I could make Arthur but you cant walk with them so better buy a photoshop program to make yourself that much taller. Also I am looking forward to meet G in NYC next winter he send me a mail that he is trying to design the expendables 3 version of portmans which adds 3inches. Offered me a good price. He also said he is the same height as Rob but he is thinking Rob weared 1.2inches lifts in his socks that measurment day. So Sly can maybe be 5ft7 ıf he wears 1inch lifts in his socks 5cm heeled cowboy boots and 3inch internal lifts = 5FT7 sly appeared 5ft11 in 1980s.. Thats the only possibility that comes into my mind. But I only had one confusion Frankie how Sly could able to run in movies or jumped , punched , kicked you know that movements ? Can you explain how a person can run with 6inch elevator shoes ? I am not offensing you are a nice member of the site but nearly most of us wonders you to explain your 5ft7 claim with logic ? Also last summer you dropped your claim to 5ft6.75 range. Of course Sly is getting older everyday ıt can be also guesseble...

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7-8 inches? That's insane. Trust me, you don't want to buy/order elevator shoes that thick. You'll be tripping over after every 10 steps, not to mention it'll be very noticeable, it'll look like this Click Here (and even this is only 5 inches). I would stick to 3 inches at the most.
Pierre said on 13/Apr/17
Probably not very tall.Very good look and very good actor,one of the principal stars of action movies.Sly is the proof there is not necessity to be 5"11' to be very charismatic ,when i look at him in a movie or in a interview i forget to ask me what is your height,he's a giant!
RisingForce said on 13/Apr/17
Sly USE to wear lifts all the time. He rarely does now outside of movies. I almost only post photos with their whole bodies visible or video with rare exceptions and he consistently looked around 5'9" in normal dress shoes with no bulge during the first 2 Expendables promo appearances and at times, we even saw his ankle position, which was normal. Still looking 5'8.5" minimum or taller during Expendables 3 promo. Arnold was comfortably over 6' in his prime. 6'1.75" with an evening height of 6'1.5" and he could look it still into the 90s with 6'1" Tom Arnold, 5'11.5" Willis and 5'10.5" Clooney. It's not logical to believe Sly is under 5'8" if he never looks under it in a decent full body shot photo.
oscar 5'9 said on 12/Apr/17
he wears lifts all the time.
RisingForce said on 12/Apr/17
Those are cowboy boots with Arnold. You can find many pairs that look just like it, the heel would typically give about 1.75". Of course Sly could very likely have lifts in them, but to see a pair of regular cowboy boots and assume they give about 4" is why we're unlikely to have an informed discussion on footwear here. Take the lifts Sly wore at premieres for instance. His Hogan sneakers with lifts gave him less than 3". There are much bigger lifts out there. Look at John Malkovich in Of Mice and Men or even Gary Sinise on CSI NY. Sly has worn bigger in some film roles, but only occasionally on promo appearances. One was that German talk show for the last Rambo with the 192 cm host when Sly looked like a 6 footer! As for Cobra, Sly had to fit those lifts in normal looking motorcycle boots, there are close ups of them in the film and I highly doubt they're 4 inches. Trust me, I'm one of the few people who loves Cobra, I should know! Pierre, I can't speak for Dale's height, but Rob believes he's 6'2" so I'll trust Rob. Rob says in person Dolph is half an inch to an inch taller, which would currently put Dolph at 189-190 cm, which is exactly what I think Dolph is these days.
Frankie68 said on 12/Apr/17
Thanks leo2001 ,, Sly on his elevators & arnold still clearly way taller ,,so if arnold is around 6' ,, how tall is sly on those boots ,, and than tell me how tall he would be next to arnie if he took those elevators off ,, plus arnold is in very average looking sneakers ,, its just logical to believe sly is under 5'8 without those boots cause he only looks maybe 5'10 in those boots !!
Frankie68 said on 12/Apr/17
Thanks leo2001 ,, Sly on his elevators & arnold still clearly way taller ,,so if arnold is around 6' ,, how tall is sly on those boots ,, and than tell me how tall he would be next to arnie if he took those elevators off ,, plus arnold is in very average looking sneakers ,, its just logical to believe sly is under 5'8 without those boots cause he only looks maybe 5'10 in those boots !!
Frankie68 said on 12/Apr/17
Sly moved around in cobra pretty well on munsters !! He runs around in rambo in massive boots !! He ran around in over the top on massive boots !! He danced on stage in rhinestone pretty good on massive lifts ! Hes fought in the ring on weged up boxing shoes !! I think i made my point ! I also never claim he wears 6-7 inch shoes !! But he does wear 3-4 inch plus ,,particually back in the day ! Ive always put him at 5'7 cause of his footwear of past & present ,,for example ,, sly & carl weathers in the rocky movies always looked 2-3 inches apart ,, but when you recently saw them at a golden globe event the height difference was very noticable ,,(and its not an age thing or sly losing height) cause theres a video of Carl & Sly practicing the fight for rocky in the 70's & carl is towering over sly .. everyone has there opinions here & so do i ,, and my belief is he is shorter than expected not taller !!!
Arthur said on 12/Apr/17
Hey frankie do you know a site that sells 7inch - 8inch type of elevator shoes ? I am looking forward to try them since I am 5ft8.5 normally maybe I can pull of 6ft2 in weddings. I will be very glad If you send me link of the site ? I also asked allan from dons that could he make a 7inch Midsole walkable elevator shoe . He replied I could make Arthur but you cant walk with them so better buy a photoshop program to make yourself that much taller. Also I am looking forward to meet G in NYC next winter he send me a mail that he is trying to design the expendables 3 version of portmans which adds 3inches. Offered me a good price. He also said he is the same height as Rob but he is thinking Rob weared 1.2inches lifts in his socks that measurment day. So Sly can maybe be 5ft7 ıf he wears 1inch lifts in his socks 5cm heeled cowboy boots and 3inch internal lifts = 5FT7 sly appeared 5ft11 in 1980s.. Thats the only possibility that comes into my mind. But I only had one confusion Frankie how Sly could able to run in movies or jumped , punched , kicked you know that movements ? Can you explain how a person can run with 6inch elevator shoes ? I am not offensing you are a nice member of the site but nearly most of us wonders you to explain your 5ft7 claim with logic ? Also last summer you dropped your claim to 5ft6.75 range. Of course Sly is getting older everyday ıt can be also guesseble...
MJKoP said on 11/Apr/17
Frankie68 said on 11/Apr/17
What ever pics of Stallone you see , just minus 3-4 inches in his height !


I'm sorry, but that is one of the most ill-informed things I've ever read on this website. So I guess when he looks over 5'9" BAREFOOT, he really isn't? SMH.
Frankie68 said on 11/Apr/17
What ever pics of Stallone you see , just minus 3-4 inches in his height ! Debate over !!! Its that simple !! Even his dress shoes are wedged up ! If someone can post the pic im looking for , (theres 2 pics , One , hes in burgandy shoes, the other , blue shoes, ) they are embarrassing looking ,, for a man of his wealth , i couldnt believe what he was wearing ,,The shoe literally has no heel & its just a platform ,, theres no other way to explain this shoe ,,i hope someone can find the pic ,,
Leo2001 said on 11/Apr/17
Arnie and Stallone

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Near 4 inches Rob?
Pierre said on 11/Apr/17
@RisingForce
Hum,excuse me but=there is something strange with Big Dale=are you sure he's always 6"2' this days?=next to him kurt Angle(listed 5"10')is looking taller than next to 6"0' Big Alex!!!I know their postures are not exactly the same but ... Click Here Click Here
RisingForce said on 10/Apr/17
It's true Dolph looks shorter with Rob, but look at Dolph with Rob's 6'2" friend when he stands straight: Click Here Dolph doesn't look under 190 cm there and can still look 6'3", but I'm fine with 190 and can't really argue with a strong 189 either, but you have to be aware of putting too much stock into one photo. A tall man like Dolph can lose quite a bit slouching. And correct, Danimal. Brigitte has claimed 6'1" many times as well. I'd bet she's somewhere around 184 cm. You can't always assume with very tall women that they're always no taller than they're lowest claim.
Editor Rob: there's not much between Big Dale and Dolph in person...but Dolph is taller by between 1/2 to 1 inch.
andre said on 10/Apr/17
5ft8 with shoes 5ft7 barefoot
Arthur said on 10/Apr/17
Rob prooved millions of times that the most a person get with elevator shoes is 10cm. So If a person wears that 5inch ones If he is 170cm he can mostly measure 180cm in stadiometer. And just try to walk with that 5inch monsters, just try to run with them , just try to wear them in action movies... SO 5FT7 İS NO SENSE.. Just try to walk with that dons 5inch monsters you will look like a red army commander stalin. I just want all of my friends in this forum to think logically. There is no way you walk normally with these 5inch shoes that gives 10cm.. And one more point yes they give 10cm but every person has at least 2 cm shoes. So please stop this 5ft7 or 5ft10 thing.

Click Here just try to walk with 10cm shoes for 30 minutes then get foot damage.. yet try to wear these in an action movie.

Look everyone If Sly was 5ft7 peak he would have most looked 5ft9 or 5ft9.5..

If Sly was 5ft10 he would have looked 6ft in every photo.. Why cant you unable to understand this truth ? Can you explain us with logic ? Now the 5ft7 supporters biggest thing the burt young photo : Now I will explain Sly has 1cm converse yet slouching 3cm easily. Burt young has 4cm portman shoes and standing very straight adding himself 1cm with his millitary posture. What these means : This photo giving burt young 6cm of advantage and making him same as Sly.. Lets be very pessimistic Sly will be still at least 1.74 cm at his peak.. OR JUST MAKE A VİDEO AND MAKE A 170CM MAN PULL OF 6FT .. And please make him run without falling ... And look again when G weared his portmans and and Rob weard flats ROB STİLL LOOKED TALLER THAN G... Please these elevators wont make a 5ft6 man 5ft11.. Please understand that truth..
Pierre said on 10/Apr/17
Dolph look easily under 189 next to Rob imo,he's slouching but Rob isn't very straight too
John said on 10/Apr/17
In lifts: 5'11"
Barefoot: 5'8.5"
Danimal said on 9/Apr/17
Arthur said on 6/Apr/17
Nielsen is a legit 6ft women who has a photo with Rob..

She has also been 6'1" listings in the 80's.
RisingForce said on 9/Apr/17
Dolph loses height slouching and he's shrunk noticeably since even the first 2 Expendables when he was still around 191 cm, possibly still near 192, while Dolph is now 190 cm max, possibly 189. Here's Sly with Dolph standing better than he did in Rob's picture: Click Here Sly's shoes look as normal as Dolph's do there and Sly looks at least 5'9". And 2 years later, Dolph is still at least a solid 6'3" and not leaning like Rob's pic: Click Here You can find the Prada shoes Sly has on there on the internet. To confirm Dolph's height at this time, here he is with 6'4" David Hasselhoff after the Expendables 2 premiere: Click Here Click Here Sly was still 174-175 2010-2012 and not less than 173 now. Still 174 during the Expendables 3 release in 2014.
Brad said on 9/Apr/17
1.5" is laughable...his boots are wedged custom. He catches 3"+ easy. The '75 Rocky filming heeled whoppers or Rambo boots are monsters. Look at the things he danced with Ali onstage with in '76 when the custom pants revealed the huge heels. Weak 5' 8" in '17.
estimate1 said on 9/Apr/17
If someone sees rob next to dolph lundgren and stallone next to lundgren in recent events, it is clear that sly is certainly less than 1.73...
RisingForce said on 8/Apr/17
Pierre, I thought Sly's boots looked like they added maybe 1.5", but no more. Woody might have 0.75" sneakers. Either way, Sly would still have to be around 5'9" there considering. Rob is 100% right, still 5'8" minimum and 5'8.5" max nowadays. He was still at least 5'8.5" in 2014 and peak was exactly as Brigitte Nielsen said - 174-175 cm. Just as Rob has Eddie Murphy spot on at 176 cm right in between Brigitte Nielsen's guess, 5'8.75" or a weak 5'9" peak is the best guess for Sly, though with his lifts, he looked taller than Murphy in the 80's: Click Here To show no less than 174 cm peak, with James Caan who was about 5'9" at 63 and Mark Wahlberg who could be a flat 5'8" or 5'7.5" minimum, all 3 in golf shoes: Click Here Click Here Stallone couldn't put big enough lifts in golf shoes to argue that he wasn't taller than Wahlberg. Of course you'd have to be blind to think Sly was no taller than Wahlberg in the first place. A 58 year old Sly was taller in golf shoes than a 60 year old Michael Douglas: Click Here Both were near 5'9" peak and got elevators from the same shoemaker, but Douglas has shrunk more and I think stopped wearing lifts earlier than Sly did.
Pierre said on 8/Apr/17
@Rising Force=
Woody Allen/Sylvester Stallone= look at Sylvester's shoes at ~ 0"33'=Cow-boy's boots.Sylvester has more than 1 cm advantageous shoes compared to Woody allen who is in flat sneakers=at 0"23'=about 0.75 inch max imo.Sylvester has at least 1.25 inch more than Woody here imo.
ron said on 7/Apr/17
Rob,can a 173 cm guess be arguable?
Editor Rob: today yes, 5ft 8-8.5, anywhere amongst that. Under 5ft 8 I can't see yet...over 5ft 8.5, those days may be long gone now, a daydream of what once was.
andre said on 7/Apr/17
5ft7 barefoot at night
RisingForce said on 7/Apr/17
Correct about Cop Land, he didn't look taller than 5'9" in it, imo. As for Nighthawks, Billy easily looked taller in the club scene when they're looking for Hauer and at about 5'11" peak, Billy was at least a couple inches taller than Sly, but they actually looked similar in a couple of scenes too. One was walking through the door to see Lindsay Wagner's character and another was when one of the 2 kicks a car. As for Kojak, Telly wore 2" heeled boots with lifts, presumably to look his claimed 6'1", so we're not comparing Sly to a 5'10" or 5'11" Telly. Plus, the one scene they're face to face when Sly's character is cleared of a shooting, Telly is noticeably closer to the camera making his head look abnormally large. The only other scene I can think of is when one walks by the other standing near a door in the station and the difference didn't seem like much, but comparisons with one standing and the other walking aren't good. 5'8.5" minimum and 5'9" max makes the most sense for peak though and likely a half inch shorter today. As for the 5'7" nonsense, here's a young unknown 25 year old Sly and Woody Allen: Click Here Sly has around 1 cm footwear advantage, but he literally towers over Woody and is looking right over his head. The idea that Sly is only 2" shorter is idiotic.
Arthur said on 6/Apr/17
I am posting secret liftless height of celebs in short mens dream world here it is :

Sly : 5ft6.75 (has secret 7inch lifts for special G occasions )

Arnold : 5ft9 his cigars are made for appear him taller .

Tom cruise : 5ft5

Jason Statham : Legit 5ft7

G : 5FT4 normally but can grow taller for 30 minutes with his elixir . Can be measured 5ft7 because of secret G elixir.

Rob : 5ft7 is his real height. He broke some part of his seca stadiometer so always measures 5ft8.

Van damme : 5ft7 but because of his long legs everone think him as a 5ft9.

Brad Pitt : 5ft9 ( He changed himself with his 5ft11 double in Fight Club in 1999 when destroying capitalist world.

Justin Bieber : 5ft4 ( Of course he never grown taller after 2009.)

Kevin Hart : 4ft11.

Sokkie : A real 5ft9 er . The only celeb I trust with my heart.
Arthur said on 6/Apr/17
Nielsen is a legit 6ft women who has a photo with Rob.. And I think you have no clue about what you are talking. If you look at the picture you post about Sly with Nielsen Nielsen also wearing 4cm cubans making her 6ft1.5 and yet Sly still appears very close to her. There was only 2cm difference which means Sly was pulling of 6ft1 with his goddamn monsters..)) Lets say Sly has a camera advantage still means Sly pulling of around at least 6ft range and of course he wears his sorcery style of lifts that which will give him 8cm most he is a legit 5ft9 flat in his prime or please make a video of making a 5ft7 man and make him pull of 6ft with another guy then I will believe you otherwise I will start to think there were special shoes which made only for Sly to give him 8 inches in 1980's maybe made by secret G company .
Richie said on 5/Apr/17
There are three movies which reveal Stallone's true height and prove that his estimated stature of 5'10" is a dummy. His cameo appearance in the Kojak show with Telly Savalas, who at 5'11" was noticeably taller than Stallone by some two inches, the movie Nighthawks in which Stallone's co-star Billy Dee Williams who at 5'11", was still marginally taller than him despite Stallone's wearing of cuban heels and Copland, where we see Ray Liotta who at just 6', towered Stallone by some three inches. Taking into account Stallone was probably wearing lifts in all of those movies, his estimated height of 5'10" simply does not read true and he could be as short as 5'8", minus footwear..
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Apr/17
@ Peter Brian - This must be the wrong film so I'm sorry! I'll find out the name of the correct one! Thanks for pointing this out!
Peter Brian said on 4/Apr/17
Sandy Cowell said on 3/Apr/17
@ Loop - Yes I know! Sylvester Stallone is in that film* as well as Jean-Claude Van Damme! So is Jason Statham! * 'Universal Soldier: The Return'.


Er. No. He really truly isn't. Nor Statham. Please stop this.
RichardSpain said on 3/Apr/17
Everybody know Stallone sometimes wears good shoes o elevator shoes,for this reason I think he is not taller than 175cm today and maybe 177cm or 178cm when he was young ,in Rocky /John Rambo.... and other movies.
mister_lennon said on 3/Apr/17
5'9 peak. He looked every bit of it.
Sandy Cowell said on 3/Apr/17
@ Loop - Yes I know! Sylvester Stallone is in that film* as well as Jean-Claude Van Damme! So is Jason Statham!

* 'Universal Soldier: The Return'.
Loop said on 2/Apr/17
@Sandie cowel : stallone and van damme are really 2 different people.
RisingForce said on 2/Apr/17
Here De Niro looks between Danimal's 169-170 cm range estimate if Efron is 5'8": Click Here let's say a weak 5'7" or 5'6.75", but that's before considering De Niro is dropping a bit more height in posture and I'm not sure he has them, but looking at the back of his shoe and angle, Efron could have a half inch or inch lift. Efron also often looks taller than he use to. I think it's because he became more height conscious, but it's also possible he grew a bit after age 19. Either way, 6'1" Barry Bonds use to tower over him more Click Here than 6'2.5" Rock does today: Click Here Even if Efron is standing only 5'8" there, De Niro could still be a 171 cm man who is dropping 1 cm or so in posture. But 5'7" flat is also possible for De Niro today, but unlikely several years back in the pic with Stallone and even if he was, Sly would still look 5'8.5" there, which is all I'm arguing he was in 2014 and more likely 5'8.25", possibly even 5'8" flat today at his low, but no less. He still constantly looks at least that tall in full shots and video.
Thomas Veil said on 2/Apr/17
He's 5'7

Not a chance in hell he's 5'9 even if he hung from a pair of Olympic rings for 6 hours in the morning.
Frankie68 said on 1/Apr/17
@ harris ,, i will tell you why the guess Sly at 5'7 ,, People on set with him see a taller sly in his boots or lifts & then see him without his boots on & the height difference is very noticeable ,, and im sure melinda dillon was telling the truth about her being taller than him.(she has no agenda). there are people in this forum that are just hell bent on believing hes 5'9 .. where there is clearly more evidence that suggests otherwise ,,I personally dont care how short he is ,, but givin the massive footwear he wears only to pull 5'10 ,, its very hard for me to believe hes 5'8 or 5'9 ,, particually back in the day when briggette neilson is always in flats & his standing on herman munster boots in cobra & shes like 2 plus inches taller ,, its hilarious
Sandy Cowell said on 1/Apr/17
@ Harris - Yes, it isn't very nice that some people find it necessary to belittle the successful among us.
Sylvester was on the TV late last week in 2 separate films, and though I was busying myself with the TV on in the background, I couldn't help but notice what a fine physique he had well into middle age. Yesterday's film was from 1999 and called 'Universal Soldier: The Return'.
This time round, Sylvester can have an estimate of 5ft9.5 for his peak and 5ft8.5 for his height as he stands now. He looks after himself, so I don't think he's shrunk much.
RisingForce said on 1/Apr/17
If De Niro were 5'6", he'd often look even shorter than that with his old man posture. I don't think the difference with Efron was that big when De Niro's posture was decent. Even of De Niro was only 5'7" flat for Grudge Match then Sly still looked 5'8.5" there, which I think is more accurate though I don't think De Niro was act that short yet. As for Statham, he's probably 5'8.5" and can look a bit shorter because he slouches a lot as well.
RisingForce said on 1/Apr/17
Hulk Hogan also said Sly was 5'8" in his book, which is much more realistic, but Sly and Hulk were a good 8.5 or 9 inches apart in their prime, nearly a head, so not in a position to tell how tall they were exactly. As for Goldman, it could be confirmation bias, he thought it was "delicious"(his word, certainly not mine!) hearing Sly was 5'7" and set out to "prove it."
Pierre said on 1/Apr/17
@Arthur(comment 29/Mar/2017)=
I think in your picture Sylvester has a advantage.Here is another picture(Sylvester is closer to the camera so probably an advantage)=
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mister_lennon said on 1/Apr/17
I think that deniro was 5'9 peak.
Now, about 5'7.
Harris said on 31/Mar/17
I agree that a lot of people try to underestimate and downgrade celebrities (in not just height, but other areas too!), but Melinda Dillon is listed at only 5'8" on IMDB, and has also said Sly was was shorter than her, and the fact she said she had to take her shoes off in some scenes makes it a little more baffling!

I bet its all part of a conspiracy plan to try and ruin his macho-action man image...oh no, next we're going to be hearing he'd put his head over someone's elses body by use of special effects in every one of his films! Perhaps they'll say he religiously wears an action man body suit but really only weighs 120 lbs at max! 😳 😱


....ok, I'm getting a little carried away there...😆
RisingForce said on 31/Mar/17
Danimal, in Arnold's case, injuries weight lifting and steroids can explain his dramatic height loss as well as being tall to begin with. I think of Arnold's case of being like a wrestler, although as of 2015 at least, I was not convinced of more than a 2" or 2.5" height loss max for Arnold, I'll be able to tell his current height better when his next movie comes out and does a lot of events. But don't you think if people like Arnold, or even De Niro for arguments sake lose more than average that others must lose less than average? For example, we know that some men like Rob's father don't lose anything by age 65 when the average is exactly a 1" loss. My father is currently 65 and was 184 cm peak, but only 5'11" now.
GP said on 31/Mar/17
I think De Niro was around 5'8" prime and wore lifts a lot and now he is 5'6". See him with Zac Efron, he doesn't look only .75" shorter, he looks 2.5" shorter due to poor posture. 5 years ago he still managed to look about 5'7" and that was evident in the movie with Statham and Owen. And by the way, that's another evidence of Statham not being over 5'8" especially when looking at premier photos with Clive Owen.
Danimal said on 30/Mar/17
RisingForce said on 22/Mar/17
Danimal, I'd agree that 5'7" is possible for De Niro today in 2017 at 73 years old, but Grudge Match came out when De Niro was exactly 70, you can lose noticeable height in 3 years at that age. You know the average shown by that survey better than anyone for 70 year Olds was 1.25". I'm not exactly sure how tall De Niro was peak, certainly not over 5'9", but let's say he was 5'9", even if he lost a bit more than average, he'd be the 5'7.5" I gave him in that photo with Stallone. As for De Niro's height 3+ years later, I'll have to look at him more, all I can say is old man posture can make you look about an inch shorter.

I normally subtract 1.2"/2" for a 70/80 year old man and 2"/3.25" for a 70/80 year old woman, but in De Niro's case, he appears to have lost more than the average. Look at Arnold. Imo, he's lost a full 3" since his prime and he's 4 years younger than Bobby D.
Danimal said on 30/Mar/17
He was 5'8.5" (174cm) in his prime and is 5'7.25" (171cm) today at 70 years old.
Harris said on 30/Mar/17
If Stallone was really 5'9" peak, or close to it at least, then why did William Goldman state that Stallone was only 5'7"? Could it have been Sly's posture? What's even stranger is I also remember reading him at 5'7" and 195 lbs in a magazine back in the late 80's - which certainly surprised me at the time, and not to forget Hogan even put Sly at 5'6"-5'7"!

Rob, what would you say is the most probable reason they'd guess him that low? I must admit, his posture just seems too great and authoritative to have played a part in that...
Editor Rob: sometimes journalists don't really care, sometimes people exaggerate things. Trolling has existed long before the advent of the web!
RisingForce said on 30/Mar/17
I found the moment Sly learned his "Sly Tips" caught on camera: Click Here Sly seemed to like what he heard! He certainly learned from the best, much like Apollo taking him under his wing in Rocky 3.
Dean said on 30/Mar/17
Arthur said on 29/Mar/17
He never wears anything lower than 1inch

It'd be hard to find men's shoes that add anything less than 1 inch to your height, Arthur! Do you mean an extra 1 inch internal lift, rather than just heel & sole? Most dress shoes or boots will give a 1-1.5 boost anyway.
RisingForce said on 29/Mar/17
I thought I was a Sly fan, but Loop has me beat as I must confess, I wouldn't recognize Sly's back in a back lineup. Although the 2 photos Arthur posted aren't good for comparing height as Sly is farther from the camera with Gazarra and close with Brigitte + they're walking, I have to agree with his post 100%. There is 1 good scene for comparing Sly to Gazarra when they're face to face. They have hats on in the scene, but based on their eye level, Sly was between 1" and 1.5" shorter. He could look similar to Brigitte who mostly had flat footwear in Cobra while Sly wore biker boots with about a 1.5" heel that we can be 99% sure had lifts inside. I've suspected for a while that Brigitte told us exactly how tall Sly was since she didn't seem bitter in that 2003 video and her Eddie Murphy guess shows she has a good perception of height and nobody was in a better position to know how tall Sly was than Brigitte. If we go in between her range, we get 174.5 cm, which would be near 5'8.75", which seems most likely, even the high at 175 cm would truly be a weak 5'9" while 174 cm or exactly 5'8.5" could have been his lowest. Now at age 70, I think he could have dropped to a strong 173 cm range the last couple of years and might measure 5'8" or 5'8.25" depending on whether it's midday or evening.
Arthur said on 29/Mar/17
I am so proud of the generall average guess statistic in here. But I was amazed even though there are lots of people saying still saying 5ft10 and 5ft7 guesses for Sly but the average guess is a victory for this site.. 175.1 CM PEAK 173 CM NOW Straight to the point and same as my guess.. I think Sly still doesnt drop to 172.7 cm or that low still in 2017. I think the worst he can drop is around 1.72.9cm - 173.2 cm range . And I am sure he still can manages to measure 175cm after 12 hours of sleep. So 174cm listing is the best for him.. And keep in mind maybe he doesnt wear lifts like past but he never wears flats thats also the fact. So his normal shoes are already thick liftless.. He never wears anything lower than 1inch. So there is no way he can be seen under 5ft8.25 in his daily life. Also I recently looked his beverly hills daily life photos he still seems to pull of a cool 5ft9 in this videos. And some people here saying Sly vs Cruise İn my opinion Sly will still win. There is a photo that statham and cruise stands face to face and Statham looks clearly 1inch taller. And taking into account that Sly never appears shorter than statham even without his lifts. Same as cruise is a joke.

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RisingForce said on 28/Mar/17
Video of the 2013 Escape Plan screening I posted a couple of pics from with Sly and Arnold: Click Here (They stand next to each other from 1:25 to 2:00)
RisingForce said on 28/Mar/17
He could have lifts with Arnold and Rousey, sure, but we're talking about something absolutely no bigger than a one inch lift for his shoes to look basically the same as Arnold's with no bulge. In fact, they look completely flat.
Billy said on 28/Mar/17
RisingForce said on 26/Mar/17
I think the problem is some are suggesting he only manages to look just 5'9" in his biggest lifts, which isn't true. From 2 1/2 years ago: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Sly is in dress shoes and looks nearly as tall as Schwarzenegger and much taller than 5'5" Ronda Rousey who is in heels.

I think not only is Sly wearing some mighty high shoes there but he's also got arm extensions to match, and forgot to pick out a jacket to cover them. :-)
Brad said on 27/Mar/17
6 foot.....hahaha, Howard musta laughed. He was 5' 8.5" peak. He's been in lifts for decades. The heeled things he wore sitting on the steps during the first Rocky filming in '75 were all-timers!!!
RisingForce said on 26/Mar/17
I think the problem is some are suggesting he only manages to look just 5'9" in his biggest lifts, which isn't true. From 2 1/2 years ago: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Sly is in dress shoes and looks nearly as tall as Schwarzenegger and much taller than 5'5" Ronda Rousey who is in heels.
John Alvarez said on 26/Mar/17
Frank Stallone fought Geraldo in a boxing match on the Howard Stern show many years ago and his stats was that he was 6 feet tall and Geraldo Rivera was 5 ft 10 inches.
height said on 25/Mar/17
i think 5 ft 8 clearly
Canson said on 25/Mar/17
Wow his brother actually believed he could get away with claiming 6'1"
Loop said on 24/Mar/17
Being a sly fan since 1976, i can tell You That it's really sly in tango and cash shower scene. There are nude back photo taken from démolition man 3 years mater and it's the exact same back. It is sly.
RisingForce said on 24/Mar/17
Pierre, as I said, we can consider Davi a 182 cm guy when he slouches. Michael Shannon claims 6'4" and is listed at 6'3.5" here, I don't know as I haven't looked at him, buy I wouldn't doubt it with ghat huge head! Sly has lifts in The Expendables pic with Davi, but then he looks 5'11". In the pic with Shannon and Davi, Sly has modest shoes, but is still much taller than 5'7". Sly can still look 5'8.5" in normal shoes with 5'10.5" Michael B. Jordan too: Click Here Sly might have a slight camera edge but then Jordan's dress boots are bigger than Sly's flatter dress shoes as well.
Pierre said on 24/Mar/17
@RisingForce=I think Robert Davi is maybe easily under 6"1' or 6"0' range barefoot=in the second picture of your comment you can see Michael Shannon who is listed 6"3' in lots of sites=you can read a comment at his page in this site he's maybe under 6"3'=Comment 22/Feb/2017=picture Michael next to a listed 6"4' guy in relaxed posture,he's easily shorter. Michael seem towered Robert(and Sylvester).In the picture Robert Davi/Rob,Rob is slouching a lot and he has maybe disadvantageous shoes.Sylvester has maybe good lifts next to Robert.
RisingForce said on 22/Mar/17
Sly usually only wears lifts in movies in recent years, but when he does, he can still look pretty tall. Looks nearly as tall as Robert Davi in costume: Click Here Rob met Davi around this same time and gave him 6'0.75" and Rob also said he drops about an inch in posture when standing so consider him a 182 cm guy there. At worst, Sly could still pass for near 5'11" with his Expendables boots in that photo. Now Sly without the boots with Davi: Click Here Davi is slouching, though positioned closer to the camera, but now look at a slouching Davi with an actual 5'7" guy Stephen Dorff: Click Here Click Here Actually, Rob gives Dorff 171 cm, I don't know if he is or if he's 5'7" flat, but clearly Sly is easily taller than Dorph. He's not 5'7". Btw, these were Sly's shoes that night: Click Here Flat with no bulge.
RisingForce said on 22/Mar/17
Danimal, I'd agree that 5'7" is possible for De Niro today in 2017 at 73 years old, but Grudge Match came out when De Niro was exactly 70, you can lose noticeable height in 3 years at that age. You know the average shown by that survey better than anyone for 70 year Olds was 1.25". I'm not exactly sure how tall De Niro was peak, certainly not over 5'9", but let's say he was 5'9", even if he lost a bit more than average, he'd be the 5'7.5" I gave him in that photo with Stallone. As for De Niro's height 3+ years later, I'll have to look at him more, all I can say is old man posture can make you look about an inch shorter.
RisingForce said on 22/Mar/17
GP, well Sly looks 181 cm there with Leonard in sneakers and lifts with his posture so I wouldn't doubt some camera advantage, but he looks about 5'11" in those same shoes other full body shots with Randy Couture. No picture is perfect, but I think those are pretty solid ones. As for Cop Land, Sly doesn't look over 5'9" in that with his weight, normal footwear and posture playing a drunk, which makes sense as I now believe 5'9" was his max peak, but likely a fraction under. I've seen the movie a number of times since it's quite a good film, but I don't remember them standing close for a good comparison in that scene. However there is the scene in the beginning where Liotta helps Sly to his car with Sly in flip flops that give almost no height and Liotta in some kind of thinner regular shoe (too dark to tell) and posture makes it impossible to tell exactly, but the difference there is 3" max since when Sly's head is up, it certainly comes above Liotta's eye brows. If Liotta was 5'11.5", and I doubt he was under that since he could look 6 feet, then Sly was 5'8.5" minimum, likely a bit taller considering footwear. As for Tango and Cash, a double used for the one scene is possible, we can't know either way, though usually they get doubles VERY close to the actor's height so not to mess up the frame. As for the shower scene, Sly CAN look taller, but you could argue that's because of Kurt's physical acting moving his height a lot. In any case, Sly definitely doesn't look shorter there. We can't see their feet so it's inconclusive, though I personally doubt Sly would wear shoes in the shower or stand on a box with another actor no more than 5'9". In any event, the scene I'm talking about is from 1:37-1:42 here: Click Here Full body shot showing Sly looking noticeably taller than Kurt. I'm sure he does have lifts, but that's my point, when Sly has lifts, he's easily taller than Kurt. I believe they were about the same height barefoot with a possibility that Kurt was maybe 1/4" taller, but they were clearly similar range.
GP said on 21/Mar/17
@RisingForce, photo with Sugar Ray, notice the bottom and it's very obvious that camera was totally tilted towards Sly making him taller than he is.
Regarding Tango & Cash, the scene them walking into the shower, it's most likely not them. They use doubles in movies all the time. Just a simple math, Russell in cowboys and Stallone in chunky heel plus lifts only managed to be the same height. The outcome is if Stallone was 5'9" then about 2" heel plus lifts would put him easily at 6" and he never reached that. That 5'10.5"-5'10.75" claim is with 2" heel plus lifts.
Here is another one for you. Watch Cop Land and half way through the movie where there is a scene that Liotta and Stallone are running after Rappaport who goes into the woods,for few seconds you can see that Stallone is 4" shorter than Liotta.
Adijos said on 21/Mar/17
Peak: 5'9.75" (177 cm)
Today: 5'9" (175 cm)
Frankie68 said on 21/Mar/17
Sly is shorter than kurt russell in tango & cash shower scene & in real life !! Sly is 5'7 ! End of story ! When russell drops the bar of soap & there talking ,,at no time in that shower scene does sly look , appear or is ,, taller than kurt russell ,, theres also a divider wall there so there feet arent showing so who knows what the true height difference is but i will guarantee sly is shorter ,, sly is taller than joe pesci for sure & danny devito ,, anyone body in 5'8 or 5'9 area i doubt it !!
Danimal said on 21/Mar/17
RisingForce said on 10/Mar/17
De Niro might look 5'6" range hunched, but he's at least 5'7" range with decent posture

I truly don't see De Niro much over 5'6.5"-5'7" today at 73 years old. He's lost a lot of height in recent years. The last time he looked tallish was the mid 90's in movies like Casino and Heat.
RisingForce said on 17/Mar/17
It is strange Kurt looked taller than Mel, but then again, Sly looked taller than Kurt, apparently even barefoot and Sly (presumably in lifts) looked a lot taller than Kurt in one wide shot walking to their prison cells in Tango and Cash. I think the 2 men were about the same height, a weak 5'9", possibly slightly under so 174-175 cm range while I can't see Mel any less than 5'9" and 5'9.5" does look a good guess to me, but no more. I think 176 cm like Eddie Murphy is very likely for Mel. As for Woody, I don't want to go into his height too much on Sly's page, his posture us often terrible so I think you can argue anywhere from 5'9" to 5'10", but I don't think he's any shorter than Colin Farrell.
RisingForce said on 17/Mar/17
GP, I don't know about an inch in posture, I think Sly's chest out squeezes out about half an inch. A 59 year old Sugar Ray still edged out Rob with much worse posture than he has there so he's at least standing close to 5'9". Of course he has lifts, those are the same shoes he had on in the 2010 photo I posted below where he looks Randy Couture's height, but those Hogan sneakers even with the huge lifts Sly put in them only add 2.5", maybe 2.75" compared to Leonard's normal 1" shoes, similar to Downey's elevator sneakers. You need a boot for the solid 3 or 4 inch boost. I think they're similar in height. We can safely narrow down Sugar Ray's peak height to 5'8.75"-5'9" while I'd say Sly was at least 5'8.5", but no more than 5'9" so I think there's at least a chance Sly was 1/4" or 1/2" shorter, but absolutely no more. The photo adds up with how Sly looked in the same footwear below with Couture and since I'd estimate a 1.5" footwear advantage and 0.5" posture advantage, it makes sense Sly looks 2"+ taller, perhaps the angle makes up the rest of the difference and he was slightly shorter, I don't know, I'm only arguing Sly was 5'8.5" minimum peak.
Dmeyer said on 16/Mar/17
Frank Stallone IS at worst 5'9,75 today and Sly looks barely smaller ans they have same shoes barely almost 1in
Johnson said on 15/Mar/17
Stallone is around 1.77. I think Banderas wears lifts or thick boots but with them the Spaniard appears to be 176-177.
GP said on 14/Mar/17
@RisingForce, Woody looked nothing more than 5'9" with McConaughey in EDtv and Matt was in converse. Regarding the photo with Sugar, being here for a while you know that Sly definitely has an inch advantage only by posture, the camera is totally on Sly's side making him look even taller and then you take into account the shoes and 99 % lifts in them and I bet you take all that out and Sly will be shorter than him. And you can't just base your judgement on movies. I will assure you that camera angles will do the trick. Gibson looked shorter than Kurt Russell in Tequila Sunrise, I know for a fact that Russell is a legit 5'9".
RisingForce said on 11/Mar/17
Full body shot of Sly passing for every bit of 5'11" in 2005 with 5'9" Sugar Ray Leonard: Click Here Those Hogan shoes don't add 4"+, much less 5"+, in fact, even with them, Sly's legs don't look longer than Leonard's. I'm not suggesting Sly was as tall as this picture suggests, but 5'7" peak is truly impossible. At least 5'8.5" peak at night.
andre said on 11/Mar/17
Sly at about 173cm 174cm with shoes would be tall in Portugal as we are the shorter in europe he would be taller then most people here

i doubt he was taller then 175cm with shoes
RisingForce said on 11/Mar/17
GP, I believe you met them, but I don't believe they're as short as you estimate them to be. Arnold is a whole separate debate himself. As for Gibson, he may very well wear lifts, but I don't believe that he's less than a solid 5'9" peak, probably 176 cm, he still looked taller than Richard Gere without boots. I also can't buy Snipes less than 5'8". If Woody Harrelson really is just 5'9" then you can make a case for a 5'8" Snipes, but Snipes looked at least as tall as Jamie Foxx who many think is taller than his own 5'9" claim (although I'm not one of them) I believe Snipes to be around 5'9" or 5'8.5" at worse.
GP said on 10/Mar/17
I'm basing my statements on the fact that I have met Snipes, Gibson, Arnold. Snipes is about 172-173cm and he doesn't try to hide it since he was wearing Converse when I met him. Gibson is little trickier since he likes to wear cowboy boots and nowadays it appears that he is using lifts as it shows in photos with Garfield, but he is around 5'8" based on the fact when I met him. Arnold is 179 from seeing him in the gym couple months ago. So you make the calculations
RisingForce said on 10/Mar/17
Very silly claim BTW that Rob is inflating Weathers to avoid downgrading Sly. If Rob thought Sly was 5'7" he'd say so. He keeps Weathers 6'1" because he's met him multiple times and still thinks he's near 6'1".
RisingForce said on 10/Mar/17
GP, the weak 6'1" for Weathers current comes from Rob. I believe Weathers could have been 186 cm and have lost a half inch. De Niro might look 5'6" range hunched, but he's at least 5'7" range with decent posture, as he has there with Sly, which was also a few years ago now. Efron is also a guy who has lifts written all over him. You're assuming Sly still has small lifts, which can't be proven. If he is 5'7" then basically the whole Expendables 3 cast was as well with Banderas only in the 5'6" range. What does the reason Sly stopped wearing lifts have to do with anything? Whatever the reason, Sly still looks a solid 5'8" in normal shoes and 5'8.5"-5'9" up until Creed.
RisingForce said on 9/Mar/17
He doesn't have lifts in all of them. My point is he doesn't look only 5'8-9 when he does have lifts. He only looks 1-1.5" shorter than Arnold with the cowboy boots, they'd need to be 4-4.5" for him to be 5'7". He consistently looked about 5'9" when he wore normal shoes until the last couple of years and now closer to 5'8". Your mathematically impossible comment makes no sense. You're acting as though it's a proven fact his elevators were always 4.5" or 5" and his dress shoes were 3", both of which actually are physically impossible.
GP said on 9/Mar/17
RisingForce are you saying that Weathers at 68 hasn't lost height? That's absurd. I see him in the gym a lot, he is 6" nowadays. Most likely the only reason he is listed at 6'1" because if he is downgraded then Stallone would have to be dropped to 5'7" and bunch others. And the only reason that Stallone goes liftless nowadays is cause most likely he has developed some arthritis from wearing monster lifts for 30 years and now it is very painful in heels when you have arthritis. It is hard to believe, and I still will suspect that he is using smaller lifts these days compared to his regular 3" lifts from before.
Additionally you chose to believe that De Niro is 171 but he looked about 2" shorter than 5'8" Zac Efron. De Niro is 5'6" nowadays with a poor posture.
Frankie68 said on 8/Mar/17
@rising force in all the pics u show sly has lifts on so your point is mute ! Particularly the pics you show of him & arnold were you say arnold is 5'11 1/2 .. he is still a few inches taller than sly & sly is wearing cowboy boots with lifts for sure !! So i dont see 5'8 or 5'9 ,, thats nonsense & mathematically impossible . Where all entitled to our opinions whether they agree or dis agree with you .
RisingForce said on 8/Mar/17
Weathers is still close to 6'1" today in his late 60s as confirmed by Rob on multiple occasions so he could have easily been 186 cm in the 70's. Sly typically didn't look more than 4" shorter, sometimes 3". Before you automatically say lifts, I have to repost this: Click Here at 0:27 you see Sly in slippers and Weathers in sneakers. Weathers is slouching and Sly has big hair but that's not anywhere near a 6 inch height difference. Here's what Sly looked like at his peak with big lifts with Weathers in 2003: Click Here Sly had those Hogan shoes he use to wear that night. He could be as short as 5'8" flat today, but 5'7" peak is ridiculous.
Frankie68 said on 7/Mar/17
And not for nothing but Carl Weathers is a very average tall man at 6' or 6'1 ,,, not of the 6'3 or 6'4 variety & he was way taller than Sly !!
RisingForce said on 7/Mar/17
Here's Mel looking taller than 5'9" Richard Gere and Mel isn't wearing cowboy boots: Click Here Back to Sly, here's one more example of your 5'7" stuff being nonsense, Sly at 68 years old in normal shoes looking a solid 5'9" with a 5'7.5" Robert De Niro: Click Here As for First Blood, Sly never looked 5 inches shorter than Crenna, that would mean his head wouldn't even reach Crenna's eyes. Sly looked between 5'9" and 5'10" in First Blood and then 5'10.5"-5'11" in Rambo 2 and 3.
Frankie68 said on 7/Mar/17
@jim hopper ,, keep in mind he has big work boots on that im sure are packing heat ,, lol!!!

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