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.", 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 (145 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 8.91in (175cm)
Current: 5ft 8.12in (173cm)
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
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
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
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
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...


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
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)=
Click Here
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.

Those saying 5ft7 peak : Click Here Stallone must be wearing 8 inches platforms then ...

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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!!!
burby said on 6/Mar/17
Brian Dennehy was in a ditch in some of the First Blood scenes.
RisingForce said on 6/Mar/17
Gibson isn't 2" taller than Stallone. Even during the first 2 Expendables, Sly regularly looked 175-176 cm in completely normal dress shoes. When he returned to his Hogan shoes, he could still look near 5'11", such as here with 5'11.5" Randy Couture in 2010: Click Here Click Here And with cowboy boots, he could still look at least 5'10" with Arnold who was 5'11.5" back in 2013: Click Here Click Here 5'7" is nonsense, especially for peak. At least 174-175 cm peak. And at least 5'8.5" until 2015.
Frankie68 said on 6/Mar/17
Somebody explain Carl Weathers towering over Sly at golden globes !! He looks 5-6 inches taller than Sly !! And im sure Sly had some juice in his shoes (as always) .. its was very noticable how short he looked compared to the movies they done together ,which rings true all of the speculation about sly's height & obsession with camera angles !! Even if people here choose to claim THAT night Sly FORGOT his lifts ,, I dont see 5'8 or 5'9 in that pic where there is a very fair camera shot of BOTH of them standing side by side !!
Jim hopper said on 5/Mar/17
Watching first blood last night. Next to Crenna he looks 5-8" maximum. I doubt hes over that today.
Frankie68 said on 4/Mar/17
@risingforce ,, oh please !! Mel is lucky if he's 5'9 without his cowboy boots & sly was always 5'7 without his big ass shoe lifts !! For me its simple math !! For sly to pull off his famous 5'10 appearence in his ridiculous high heels ,, he's gotta be under 5'8 !! A man 5'8 or 5'9 can not possibly ,,be only 5'10 in 3-4 in custom shoes, boots or lifts !! He would be or appear much taller !!!
RisingForce said on 1/Mar/17
I'm saying that we've seen enough of Sly and Mel together to know that there's not a big difference between the two. If Mel has big footwear and Sly has normal shoes then I'm sure the difference could look near 2 inches, or even the right angle. Here, Sly was taller: Click Here Here, Mel was taller: Click Here And Sly taller again: Click Here Now, Mel is taller again: Click Here Here's video of the event you seem to be making such a fuss about, Gibson appears around 1:17: Click Here The angle favors Sly and you can see at one point Mel is taller, but this isn't a 3 inch difference, or even 2. I'm sure you're probably referring to a picture like this: Click Here but then there's one like this as well: Click Here I could go on like this from different events. That's why I said it's silly to read too much into a single photo. What fits best is Sly going from a weak 5'9" peak to a solid 5'8" and Mel always around 5'9", perhaps from a solid one peak to a weak one now.
Frankie68 said on 27/Feb/17
@risingforce ,, thats not the pic im talking about,,thats from expendables ,, this is a recent pic ,, nobody is being silly , but some are being in denial ,, like i stated in my post ,, its on the internet (recent pic) not from expendables premiere ,,,& mel is 2-3 inches taller !! Its not hard to find my friend ,, j
RisingForce said on 26/Feb/17
Johnson, he was certainly still taller than Banderas as of the Expendables 3 back in 2013/2014 considering both the promo appearances and the film, but if Banderas was ever taller, he was no taller than 5'8" by that time while I bet Sly was still at least 5'8.5". Either Banderas had lost half an inch by age 53-54, which is not unusual, or he was never taller than 5'8", which is also believeable considering Tom Hanks was much taller than him in Philadelphia.
Johnson said on 25/Feb/17
I really think he is over 174 cm nowadays. He was quite similar to footballer Carles Puyol 178 cm
Brad said on 25/Feb/17
5 feet 8.5 peak, still weak 5-8 today. G-Force '06: 5 fweet ten.5 cantcha tell? He be next to me.
RisingForce said on 25/Feb/17
Don't hold your breath waiting for an under 5'8" peak guess from me, better chance of 5'10"! Sly looked noticeably taller than Rob did with 5'9.75"-5'10" Mike Tyson a few years back: Click Here and Rob agreed Sly's dress shoes looked normal. You can find video of the event on youtube, which shows roughly that difference of Sly about an inch shorter, which adds up.
Johnson said on 25/Feb/17
How do you guys explain he is taller than Antonio Banderas? Both take care of shoes
RisingForce said on 24/Feb/17
You're right, though. My old position was way off. I had relied too much on Glenn's estimate and what the pic he said Sly was wearing sandals for then focused too much on evidence that supported that, but the vast majority of evidence supports my current estimate of 5'8.75" peak and 5'8.25" current and some would say the peak is slightly conservative. In fact, I find it funny that technically I'm now arguing Sly was shorter than Rob is. Granted it's only a quarter inch, but nobody would have thought that would happen some 7 or 8 years ago!
RisingForce said on 24/Feb/17
GP, I said I believe Gibson is a bit taller. The photo is just an example of how they're close enough that you can find photos where either of them look taller. Video of the same event shows they looked similar in height that night. There's no reason to believe Sly is on his toes since they weren't posing for a pic. I now believe Sly was 5'8.5"-5'9", which is exactly what Brigitte Nielsen said and she was both in a position to know and had no reason to lie some 2 decades years after their divorce. When they were married, she lied and said he was 5'10.5" barefoot. As for Gibson, I believe he is or was a solid 5'9" and today could possibly have shrunk slightly to a weak 5'9", which is what I think Sly was until his mid 60s, while he now looks closer to 5'8" to me the last 2 years, or a fraction over, perhaps literally a hair taller than Rob is.
berta said on 24/Feb/17
i dont think stallone usaually uses lifts anymore. it doenst look like that
Editor Rob: prolonged use of lifts or elevators may cause some issues, similar to what females experience with long-term high heel use.
Pierre said on 24/Feb/17
Mel Gibson in 2014 is in his ~ 60 years and can have lost a little height
GP said on 23/Feb/17
Off course Rising will pick the one photo without the ground showing to claim that Stallone doesn't look shorter. I remember the days that Rising was a backer of Glenn's 5'10" claim for Stallone. I gotta say though that it's an improvement to see that you think he was 5'8.5"-5'9". Maybe few more years then he will be at under 5'8". Oh wait but then everyone will claim that he has shrunk, lol. I have met Gibson and he isn't over 5'8", maybe 5'8.5". He always loved his cowboy boots and still does, but lately he is resorting to lifts. Stallone has always been the king of lifts, which was always impressive to me how managed to fool so many and even run in them in the movies. Take them off and these action stars will never reach 5'9".
Light said on 22/Feb/17
He's at least 175cm at peak. Maybe 173cm today. Check his photos with Jacky Chan (who's 173cm).
RisingForce said on 22/Feb/17
Frankie, you're being very silly with this stuff. Sly isn't much shorter than Gibson. He could look both a bit shorter than Gibson or a bit taller, such as Cannes 2014 with dress shoes: Click Here Sly was at least 5'8.5"-5'9" peak and still at least 5'8"-5'8.5" today. There isn't the evidence to support under 5'8". Gibson is at least 5'9" himself, possibly 5'9.5" and can easily look about 5'10" in cowboy boots, such as with Tom Hardy. I'm sure Gibson is slightly taller than Sly, but not much. Only a half an inch to an inch.
berta said on 22/Feb/17
peak: ALmost 176
Today Almost 174
Frankie68 said on 21/Feb/17
Anybody catch the pic of mel gibson & sly at the italian art festival.. sly looking every bit of 5'7 or shorter !! God i hope he isnt wearing lifts cause he looks really short next to gibson !! And whats gibson 5'9 topps !!! He is clearly much taller than sly !! Look up the pic !! I saw it on facebook on the sylvester stallone page !!! There is no way he is 5'8 or better like people suggest on this site !!!
Brad said on 21/Feb/17
Where was Ramualdo and Greg in '06 talking to the G?
Greg said on 20/Feb/17
Goldman's assessment of his height is likely a little low, I think 5'8" peak was maybe about correct, probably closer to 5'7" now. In this pic of Sly on the famous steps with the steadicam operator (who also happens to be its inventor, Garrett Brown) he doesn't look very tall - admittedly, Garrett Brown is probably 6'4".
Click Here
James said on 16/Feb/17
It's well known that Stallone always wore lifts in films and in real life.
Ramualdo said on 14/Feb/17
Peak was 5ft8.5. Now 5ft7.5
Harri W. said on 14/Feb/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Jan/17
5ft10 out of bed peak

No way Sly was ever 5'10. He always wanted to be, no doubt about that. He rounded himself up (way up) to this height time and time again, which is what made his height such a laughing matter - because he obviously wasn't - and made his reputation even worse.
Harri W. said on 14/Feb/17
Danimal said on 12/Feb/17
James said on 9/Feb/17
He wore lifts in "Rocky".

They weren't lifts. They were just flat out high heeled boots (minimum 3").

James is a clockwork toy. He winds himself up and goes from page to page, spouts the phrase "Suchabody wore lifts" over and over again. Anything else is beyond him.
RisingForce said on 13/Feb/17
Danimal, those weren't 3 inch heels on the outside of the boot at least. These boots on Robert Downey Jr. are what 3 inch heels look like: Click Here Click Here Compare that to Sly's Rocky boots: Click Here Sly's boot heels aren't much bigger than a cowboy boot heel and no more than 2 inches. Of course, we don't know if he had extra lifts on the inside along with the roughly 2 inch heels on the outside.
Danimal said on 12/Feb/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Jan/17
5ft10 out of bed peak

Of course you would say that.
At best just over 5'9" out of bed at peak. Today he's just over 5'8" out of bed.
Danimal said on 12/Feb/17
James said on 9/Feb/17
He wore lifts in "Rocky".

They weren't lifts. They were just flat out high heeled boots (minimum 3").
RisingForce said on 10/Feb/17
As I said, I now believe Sly to have been a weak 5'9" or about 5'8.75", but it's still very easy for me to see why people think he was a solid 5'9". He regularly looked 5'10.5"-5'11" in lifts, not all of them 3+ inches according to Rob and there are instances where he could strangely look about 5'10" even without big shoes. Here's a photo of a 67 year old Sly in barefeet Click Here His wife has been put at 5'9" and 5'9.5", but let's use the low figure to be conservative. Both their heads are down, but compare Sly's frame, even his legs to his wife and he doesn't look short there. The lowest I can see him there in 2013 is 5'8.5", which I do still believe was accurate as recent as 2013.
JAK said on 10/Feb/17
I think people have been very unfair to Stallone when it comes to his height, people make him out to be some sort of midget trying to compensate with big muscles, when the simple fact is that he's an average height muscular guy (at least in his prime).
John said on 10/Feb/17
Rob , i would strongly put him a solid 173 cm range both today and in the past..yes,you would say that due to his age an height variation must have occurred but we are talking about a guy whose body is continuosly trained ,kept in shape and certainly well stretched trough specific exercises..extraordinary posture + good elevator shoes may defined his "towering" figure over the years
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Feb/17
Rob, what are the chances of him measuring 172cm today?
Editor Rob: more chance of Big G measuring 172 out of bed than Stallone measuring it in the afternoon.
mister_lennon said on 10/Feb/17
175-176 peak.
173-174 now
GP said on 9/Feb/17
I don't understand how anybody thinks that he is 5'9" or even worse like some claim above that mark. He always had 2-3" stuffed in his boots and the most he managed to look is close to 5'11" and that's counting his impeccable posture. I think the biggest lifts he wore were in Cobra since Nielsen was 6". He still barely hit 5'11" and that was visible next to Reni Santoni, who was 6" but had looser posture. All of the evidence leads to under 59" in his prime. Don't be fooled by lifts and camera angles.
James said on 9/Feb/17
He wore lifts in "Rocky".
RisingForce said on 8/Feb/17
No contradiction. I said factoring in everything, which includes shorter appearances such as when he looked no more than a weak 5'9" with 5'10" Ben Gazzara. I agree there are the times he looks surprisingly tall, even without footwear to explain it, but he could look shorter too, especially early in his career or in Cop Land, where he didn't look above 5'9".
MJKoP said on 7/Feb/17
RisingForce said on 4/Feb/17
In the first Rocky, he's barely any shorter in boxing shoes than Joe Frazier is in heels, almost eye to eye, but with that said factoring in everything, I have to amend my guess to 5'8.75" peak and 5'8.25" now to be precise. I think it makes the most sense for all the shorter and taller appearances. Give him 3 inch elevators + perfect posture and you have the 5'11" illusion he sometimes created. Plus, this aligns with Brigitte Nielsen's 174-175 cm guess.

You are basically contradicting yourself. An under 5'9" guy could not look as tall as Sly did next to Frazier.
Matt179 said on 7/Feb/17
Dude has been going Lift less for the past few years. He Might have come across this website and saw people were starting to notice his lifts lol
RisingForce said on 4/Feb/17
In the first Rocky, he's barely any shorter in boxing shoes than Joe Frazier is in heels, almost eye to eye, but with that said factoring in everything, I have to amend my guess to 5'8.75" peak and 5'8.25" now to be precise. I think it makes the most sense for all the shorter and taller appearances. Give him 3 inch elevators + perfect posture and you have the 5'11" illusion he sometimes created. Plus, this aligns with Brigitte Nielsen's 174-175 cm guess.
James said on 2/Feb/17
Kurt Russell is 5'9" with lifts.
Dan said on 1/Feb/17
How do you get the real height of an actor who's been lifting more than just weights for most of his career? Simple, just watch Tango & Cash. He and Kurt are head to toe butt naked in that prison shower scene. They are exactly the same height. Case closed. Over n out

damn, oh wait. Kurt's height is also an enigma. lol

ok back to square one...
Arthur said on 31/Jan/17
AH this 5ft7 garbage still claiming in this forum After lots of evidence. Sly was 5ft9 at peak. 5FT8.25 NOW. And he never weared 5.5 inches elevator shoes he generally weared 3inch 2.5inch types and looked 5ft10 5ft11 range. Show me a photo that sly looks 5ft7 ? Evidence ? Someone posted his photo with burt young rock 1 film. Which sly was wearing converse burt wearing 3cm shoes. Sly is still taller than him by 2cm in that photo without liftless his converse. And Burt was 171cm peak where as sly was a clear 5ft9 guy.. 5FT7 is out of possibilities which teenagers and manlets wants sly to be. Even in these days he is still strong 5ft8.
Spike said on 31/Jan/17
He is 5 foot 1, He had to jump to pet my dog
bernie said on 31/Jan/17
@ Rampage (-_-_-)Clover - i forgot..and hes shorter than 5'10" Mr. T.! So how can someone be 5'10" when at the same time hes shorter than a 5'10" person?? Logic? No, not really... regards
bernie said on 30/Jan/17
@ Rampage (-_-_-)Clover - wow..that's why he is the same height as 5'8" Paulie in the slaughterhouse scene in Rocky where they walk side by side..!
Great Guess....
James said on 29/Jan/17
Stallone was 5'7" at his peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Jan/17
5ft10 out of bed peak
Thereel said on 28/Jan/17
Hey Rob do you think G got fat because he couldn't get over the fact he's only 169.
Editor Rob: maybe he just enjoyed food!
Fishsea said on 27/Jan/17
5'7 Max peak.
Harris said on 27/Jan/17
What's the tallest Stallone could have peaked at?
Editor Rob: Harris, I think I can understand 5ft 9.25 guesses for him, but 5ft 10 seems harder to believe.
Sam said on 27/Jan/17
@Rob, his hand mold at the Hard Rock is humongous. So is Wesley Snipes!
Regarding their arm lengths relative to their height, would you say they both have unusually long arms?
Which would help making them look taller on screen...
If a guy with T-Rex arms lifted, wouldn't it be plainly obvious?
Jalen C Gilmer said on 25/Jan/17
Maybe 5'9.5 in his younger days and 5'9 now seems fair...
Free said on 25/Jan/17
Stallone has never been taller than 5-7.

Look at Kojack where 5-10 Telly Savales has over 3 inches on him.
Brad said on 23/Jan/17
Trust me, he was more than Stallone.
berta said on 23/Jan/17
stallone realy start to looks shorter the last 3 years. peak 175-176. i know alot guess him shorter to make fun of him wearing lifts. but in reality he wasnt that short. these days he can look with good posture 174 but if he would stand like everyone else he could probably look 173. i think now by litle over 70 years old he have lost maybe 2,5 cm. and that is very good for a guy that have used hgh
Brad said on 21/Jan/17
I got a photo today, a production shot from "Hooper" where Burt Reynolds wears a pair of custom wedged boots with massive 1978 heels that blows away any Stallone footwear.....Burt, the king of wanting height.
Editor Rob: certainly Burt was another master of making himself look taller.
Brad said on 19/Jan/17
Those cowboy boots with Travolta way back when (wedged up) might be his biggest whoppers...more so than the Rocky Balboa premiere munsters.
James B said on 19/Jan/17
Hogan in 2005 was 6'3.5
Shredder said on 18/Jan/17
Rob , why does he look so tall there with Hogan?
Editor Rob: lifts and impeccable posture can help Sly, as can beneficial angles.
Vegas said on 16/Jan/17
James said on 15/Jan/17
Hogan is no more than 6'3" today.

Photo is 12 years old. That's a video clip from same night, Hogan and sly together at roughly 4 minute mark

Click Here
Wrs567 said on 16/Jan/17
Rob, who do you think would win in a height off? between Sly and Robert Downey Jr?

Considering they bought all their essential tools and trickery to the table?

It's a tough one for me, I think Downey could take it, he just seems more cunning
Editor Rob: Wrs, Sly is winding down the elevators over the last few years...Downey is still using them, so today Robert would win, but if he faced off with a 1980's sly with cowboy elevators, he'd surely be trounced.
John. said on 16/Jan/17
Rob,what do You think is the maximum height boost He experienced wth his custom shoes until now ?
Editor Rob: if Sly ever wore Nearly 4 inch, I'd congratulate him, because trying to walk about in public in real monsters is bloody hard.

In some films it might be workable, but out and about running away from autograph trolls, man, that would be hard.

I think a solid 3 inches he'd have got on some occasions, maybe 3.5 at the most with a cowboy+internal lift, similar to what Burt Reynolds probably got at his peak, so as to pull off looking 6ft 1 at times.
James said on 15/Jan/17
Hogan is no more than 6'3" today.
Pierre said on 15/Jan/17
Hulk Hogan is probably shorter than you can imagine
Shredder said on 14/Jan/17
His hair itsn't adding much with Hogan , Even If Hogan was just 6'3 there , no way is Sly looking under 5'11.5 and his footwear wasn't even that crazy , just a little bulk to it , 1.5 if that , so even in lifts we could still get at least a 5'9 and change Sly there.
James said on 14/Jan/17
Sly's wig makes him appear taller.
Shredder said on 14/Jan/17
I always wondered why he looked so tall in those pics with Hogan? He looks over 5'11
Wrs567 said on 13/Jan/17
5'8'' - 5'8.5'' you say Rob?

Big Sly disagrees LOL

Click Here
Editor Rob: that is a few years ago and of course I stopped his supply of Miracle Growth 😛 🤑
Shredder said on 13/Jan/17
With Carl He is looking 5'8.5 ish , but no more , at peak about an inch taller.
Junior31 said on 11/Jan/17
Yes agree he's been keeping the lifts in the closet. Good for him. As far as weathers goes wow for 68 the dude looks awesome

ROB, Based upon the pic with sly and weathers and since you've met and photographed with weathers. How tall would you say sly is?? I know you can't see footwear but I'm sure sly is t wearing flats lol
Editor Rob: Sly still looks between 5ft 8-8.5, you could make a case for anywhere in that range.
Jim Hopper said on 11/Jan/17
Looks 5-7 ish next to Carl at the 40th Rocky do.
Jeff said on 11/Jan/17
John said: As for forgetting his lifts, I have noticed last few years that he does go liftless regularly even at big events now.

I've noticed this a couple of times too. More kudos to him for it. Sly is mighty enough without having to try and fool everyone into thinking he's taller than he is. We all know he's not a tall man, that doesn't matter. You don't have to be tall to be a man.
Johan said on 11/Jan/17
AAAA said on 9/Jan/17
Sly forgot his lifts next to Weathers last night celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Rocky

Click Here

hmm he can still look 5'8" + there.

As for forgetting his lifts, I have noticed last few years that he does go liftless regularly even at big events now.
jd said on 11/Jan/17
yea Sly is at least 5 inches shorter than Carl
Brad said on 10/Jan/17
Flat out 5' 8" with Weathers, maybe even a 1/2" less. Wow!
berta said on 10/Jan/17
hm in that photo with weathers he could looke weak 174 guy. i think in 3 years he will be down to 173. he is in that age where he finaly will lose 1 inch pretty fast
Jock said on 10/Jan/17
There's no saying Carl Weathers isn't wearing some mighty footwear/lifts himself. That guy is pretty cocky and wouldn't pass up a chance to make himself look even better. But what could have been a battle (of footwear) to rival anything they ever did on screen turned out to have a very clear winner in this case.
Brad said on 9/Jan/17
Flowering not towering.
Frankie68 said on 9/Jan/17
Anybody catch Sly & Carl Weathers presentation at golden globes !! It puts to bed any speculation that Sly is 5'9 flatfooted .. He looks like a midget next to a 6'1 Carl weathers & im sure sly has some type of lift going on!!! Been saying it for yrs ,,hes lucky if hes 5'7 !!! Carl weathers is Much bigger than Sly & i mean MUCH bigger !!!

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