How tall is Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone's Height

5ft 8.5in (174 cm)

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

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

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

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

Sylvester Stallone is 5ft 9
Sly with brother Frank (who claimed 6ft 1)
Photo by PR Photos

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Average Guess (120 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 8.93in (175.1cm)
Current: 5ft 8.12in (173cm)
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.
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.
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Photo is 12 years old. That's a video clip from same night, Hogan and sly together at roughly 4 minute mark

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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

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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

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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 !!!
AAAA said on 9/Jan/17
Sly forgot his lifts next to Weathers last night celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Rocky

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Peterson188cm said on 8/Jan/17
Sylvester Stallone Height:

Peak: 5'9 (175.2cm)
Today: 5'8.25 (173.3cm)
Zach said on 7/Jan/17
Stallone joking about how he used to think he was this towering figure...

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HonestSlovene said on 7/Jan/17
@Wrs567 No I'm just sick of his fanboys invading this site and was worried they were not just on his height page.
Brad said on 5/Jan/17
Windows XP isn't good for CH comments. FedEx/Kinkos is. Sly is 5' 8" '17, 5' 8.5" in '75. Telly looking at Sly's big cycle boots, lollipop out, "This Greek knows what yer up to..who loves ya baby?". Sal....upstairs in an hour napkins. Wedges in Rambo boots are the norm. Biebs, the wedge king.
Wrs567 said on 4/Jan/17
@HonestSlovene: I was only joking around with my last comment.

Quit trying to be clever. Why are you always moody when someone mentions Bieber?

You seem like a jealous person
187cm Human Male said on 4/Jan/17
The 2004 game "Rocky Legends" states Rocky Balboa as being 5'11"...
HonestSlovene said on 4/Jan/17
@Wrs567 Well, would you please provide some evidence that it is not true? No? Then why bother?
jamie said on 2/Jan/17
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Rob,take a look at this article regarding his height
Junior31 said on 2/Jan/17
Editor Rob: Junior, I've no idea.

there's very few sites I still visit from 10 years ago, it's natural to move on or lose interest in topics or sites.

Running a site with ongoing comments is tough long-term. I doubt many would manage more than a year or 2 of comment moderation/replies before they hit the wall and quit.

This comment is number 1,025,766 that I have read in my control panel. Luckily I manage to keep a lot of junk off the site.

Without filters to reduce spam/bots I'd have hit the wall myself after a few years and I'd view myself as mentally tough!



LOL agree. Your a modern marvel. Site looks great dude keep it up!
Wrs567 said on 2/Jan/17
There comes a point in time when even repeating the words

''BIEBER IS IN CUSTOM WEDGES!!!''

can become tiring
Junior31 said on 1/Jan/17
Rob Where's Brad these days????
Editor Rob: Junior, I've no idea.

there's very few sites I still visit from 10 years ago, it's natural to move on or lose interest in topics or sites.

Running a site with ongoing comments is tough long-term. I doubt many would manage more than a year or 2 of comment moderation/replies before they hit the wall and quit.

This comment is number 1,025,766 that I have read in my control panel. Luckily I manage to keep a lot of junk off the site.

Without filters to reduce spam/bots I'd have hit the wall myself after a few years and I'd view myself as mentally tough!
Jeff said on 30/Dec/16
Rob,Alan Arkin who is 175 cm circa appears to be taller than Stallone;perhaps 2 cm ?What are your thoughts?
Editor Rob: Jeff, I believe Alan has lost some height by 70's.
bernie said on 30/Dec/16
@mk - No, we all don't know that a man/ woman when standing up in the morning after 6-8 hours sleep is taller than in the evening/ afternoon
after a day of work..! Thanks for clarifying this to us...
oscar 5' 9 said on 30/Dec/16
5 8 max
mk said on 29/Dec/16
Don't you know that a man is 2cm taller in the morning than in the afternoon?

so he is about 5'10 when growing up and 5'9 in the afteroon
HonestSlovene said on 28/Dec/16
@Dingus I 100% agree. Those sub 5'8" comments are truly bitter. Imagine people now saying Sly is shorter than Bieber, just lol. He was 5'9.25" peak, now 5'8.5", slightly above average for his generation and now roughly 1 in under average in the US.
Dingus said on 17/Dec/16
I honestly don't think he's lost that much height. I think he might just have given up trying to conceal his real height as hard as he used to. My guess is he was just over 5'09.00" at his peak and is probably just under the 69 inch mark these days.
Jesse Stone said on 17/Dec/16
Sly with Eastwood back then (Sly apparently wearing custom elevator shoes)and still, Clint towers over Sly: Click Here

Clint and Sly a few days ago. Clint lost a huge amount of height... Click Here
JF said on 14/Dec/16
But having said that, he does indeed keep himself in great shape and has fine posture (most likely fear-induced, but it works!).
JF said on 13/Dec/16
There's a lot more than "facials, pampering, even makeup" going on with Stallone. The guy's face gets higher and his hairline gets lower with every passing year, contrary to the natural order.
RisingForce said on 12/Dec/16
Still having mostly dark hair whether natural or at least a decent dye job gives the illusion of looking younger outside of surgery. With that said, HGH/testosterone or not, Sly has always been in genuinely impressive shape for his age, and that's what's more surprising. Many others have retained a more youthful appearance facially, but few have physically. That's probably why he only now seems to be shrinking a bit these last few years post-Expendables 2, along with maintaining great posture, and it wouldn't be surprising if he's made a conscious effort to try to avoid height loss. He was looking about 5'8" or a hair over at the Creed premiere, but typically still looks 5'8.5"-5'9" to me in most comparisons. I'm more sold on 5'8.75"-5'9" peak than current, but anywhere between 5'8" and 5'9" current is my guess.
Ronald said on 11/Dec/16
Rob,i noticed that some web sites and forums report him as a 173 cm, specyfing the fluctuation from 5'9 to 5'10 due to the elevator footwear.Since Stallone along with Bieber ,Cruise and Schwarzenegger is still an uncertainty can we keep the 173 in consideration too?Also,even in the info that You provided above we have Cinema.com that put him anready in the 5'8 mark long time ago .
Editor Rob: Sly is fighting every day to not be 5ft 8...I can picture him increasing the time spent on the hang-bar and having each of his daughters pull his arms and legs each day...
James B said on 6/Dec/16
Wow rob he's 70 he looks younger like in his 60s
Editor Rob: when you are famous and image/looks is part of your job, you do end up spending a lot more than your average bloke.

Many of these actors get facials, pampering, even makeup.
Nolifts81 said on 2/Dec/16
Demi Lovato is 5'3.5 And Sly looks 5 inches taller than her! So Rob estimation is right.
Christian said on 1/Dec/16
Internsting video that Chris175 posted. The girl is Demi Lovato who Rob has at 5.2.5. Interesting. That would not put Sly over 5.8.5 imo. Here is the link:

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Johan said on 29/Nov/16
There is something to that 5'11" impression. When I was younger I heard many people referring to him as 180 cm.

A friend of my father met him in person however and described him as 5'9" - 175cm. This was back in 1992.
My father didn't believe him but seems he was right after all.

He still looks to be holding 5'8" but just barely and with perfect posture.
Arthur said on 27/Nov/16
Bernie there is only one explanation to your question. These people who are see him in real life are lying and I am pretty sure they have never seen Sly in real life. Sly has a photo with 5ft6.5 glenn this photo explains everything. And I have said millions of times I have met Sly and Eddie Murphy in hualai kaupeluhu hotel in los angeles. I also said several times both looked only 0.5cm 1cm taller than me barefeet. I am around 173.3 -1.73.6 cm in the middle of the day. Rob has the right to not to post this. I am only speaking with my heart my justice my respect to this wonderfull site. Sly has a good body veins everywhere but he is not a big guy. He is extremely fit but there is one truth the hollywood media making his 36 cm arms to 43 cm in films. And making him 165 lbs weight to 190 lbs heavyweight boxer range. If you still want to believe this 5ft10 200lbs 44 cm arms. Then continiou to believe that. I have respect everyone in this forum firstly rob then all of you.I finally needed to speak that hard. Because upgrading or downgrading a celeb non stop isnt respectfull. Ä°n my opinion Robs listing is %100 correct....
bernie said on 25/Nov/16
In the Video from Chris175 you can't judge his height, only that hes taller than 5'5"..., but how much..no way...
Another thing...Really astonishing and interesting at the same time that two people who have seen him live & barefoot are soo far apart from each other in estimating Stallones height.. MJKoP as well known is strongly convinced about at least 5'10" and John B whom Stallone also walked by says 5'7"... I mean we're talking about barefoot.. how can one man be so wrong in judging his height? (I don't say you're the one, John B.. but quite interesting to me.. No bad feelings against anyone, but i can differentiate between 5'7" and 5'10"..keeping in mind this person walks you by barefoot..!! No magic skills necessary...Regards
John B said on 24/Nov/16
Met Mr Stallone when I was working in Jury's Hotel in Ireland (limerick) 2003 He stayed a few nights, he used the Hotels Pool and Gym, he was nice guy and I got to meet him 3 or 4 times. The Hotel closed off the pool for him and a few friends between 6am and 7am one morning and I had to make sure no one would enter between these times. I'm dead on 5'9 and Mr Stallone who walked by me barefoot to the changing area was shorter then me he was around 5'7 - 5'7 and a half - other times I saw him he was looking 5'9 to 5'10 with footware. This had been a running theme with other staff who joked about his height as one moment he looked short next he was taller.
Danimal said on 24/Nov/16
New pic with Burt Young: Click Here
9 years ago with Burt Young:Click Here
Danimal said on 24/Nov/16
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Nov/16
There has been so much debating as to Stallone's height over the years. His must be one person everybody expects to be taller, because he has the sort of exceptional physique associated with Mr Universe-style contests. I admit that I would have believed him to be well over the 6ft mark. He also used a small and dainty actress to play his wife Adrian in the 'Rocky' films, giving us all the impression that he was tall!
But whatever height he is, he isn't jealous and nasty about tall actors; it was Sylvester Stallone who worked with the 6ft John Travolta to get him fit and buff for the film 'Saturday Night Fever' and John said he was incredibly patient and devoted to helping him lose his surplus poundage and turning him into a muscle machine!
He also writes such touching films that nobody can dispute that this man's heart is in the right place!
Editor Rob: Sandy, for me Sly Stallone is a 6ft 2 man stuck in a 5ft 9 man's body.


I can't believe you think he's 5'9" Rob? I promise you that barefoot, you would be taller than him.
Danimal said on 24/Nov/16
5'8.5" peak
5'7.25" today

That is normal (average) height loss for a 70 year old man.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Nov/16
It's a matter of perception I guess, I always thought of Stallne as quite stocky actually, I thought about 5 ft 8. When you really look at him in films though he can often look nearer 5 ft 10. 5 ft 9 peak is reasonable.
jtm said on 24/Nov/16
I thought there was plenty of evidence he was never over 5'8. Ditto Michael Jackson.
Shredder said on 23/Nov/16
I thought he was 5'11 before the site.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Nov/16
@ArthurJohn: Yeah, at first I wouldn't guessed he was under 6ft given the type of roles he's plays. Deep voice, muscular...
ArthurJohn said on 22/Nov/16
I always thought he was tall. He tends to give off a 6' impression at times (to me), but there have been some people estimating him at 5'7" when meeting him in his prime. I couldn't see any less than 5'8.5" at his peak at the very lowest.

I'd say he stood in a solid 5'9" range, as there's plenty of evidence supporting that.
Hdj said on 19/Nov/16
I think he is 5.5
MJKoP said on 18/Nov/16
Chris175 said on 17/Nov/16
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Stallone with what appears to be just socks on. Boxing with some girl who I don't know. But in the background watching is a man called jay glazer who is supposed to be 5 foot 5. Interesting, I think it puts him in the 5 foot 8 range


The angles make it almost impossible to tell anything from that video. Downright horrible for the sake of comparison.
JasonKim said on 18/Nov/16
I bet even Stallone's socks have three-inch lifts inside...
Chris175 said on 17/Nov/16
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Stallone with what appears to be just socks on. Boxing with some girl who I don't know. But in the background watching is a man called jay glazer who is supposed to be 5 foot 5. Interesting, I think it puts him in the 5 foot 8 range
burby said on 17/Nov/16
Weak 5'8" tops with Jackie. Chan's height has to come down too.
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Nov/16
There has been so much debating as to Stallone's height over the years. His must be one person everybody expects to be taller, because he has the sort of exceptional physique associated with Mr Universe-style contests. I admit that I would have believed him to be well over the 6ft mark. He also used a small and dainty actress to play his wife Adrian in the 'Rocky' films, giving us all the impression that he was tall!
But whatever height he is, he isn't jealous and nasty about tall actors; it was Sylvester Stallone who worked with the 6ft John Travolta to get him fit and buff for the film 'Saturday Night Fever' and John said he was incredibly patient and devoted to helping him lose his surplus poundage and turning him into a muscle machine!
He also writes such touching films that nobody can dispute that this man's heart is in the right place!
Editor Rob: Sandy, for me Sly Stallone is a 6ft 2 man stuck in a 5ft 9 man's body.
Murray said on 17/Nov/16
I've only seen Stallone in person once, in 1988. He arrived at a boxing match in LA with a date and two bodyguards. I was astonished at how short he was. Couldn't see his shoes, but he was 5-9 tops.
Brad said on 15/Nov/16
If that's 11/14/16 he's starting to height melt.
Simone said on 15/Nov/16
Rob I'm about the same height as Stallone and I usually wear lifts inside my shoes.
how tall would you guess me here:

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thank you
Editor Rob: Simone, standing beside the big door actually can give you a shorter look than what you might be. If the door wasn't there I'd maybe say 5ft 9-10.
:D said on 15/Nov/16
Click Here from yesterday and 20+ years ago Click Here
Dmeyer said on 14/Nov/16
He managed to look 5 ft 9 and 5 ft 10-11 with Big shoes up to 5 years back now has í  hard time looking over 5'8
andre said on 3/Nov/16
Sly was 5ft7.5 barefeet at his prime no more then that
Zane said on 27/Oct/16
Rob,Is a solid 173cm a good possibility ?Or You think 174 -175 cm range is more accurate ? I keep viewing pics where He stands with other celebrities that fall in the 5 9 range and i see that Sly is able to keep on them with his footwear.Elevator shoes and a tremendous posture are two remarkable boosts for comparison shots with him
Editor Rob: today he might fall somewhere in 173-4 zone, he has reached an age that his body will be finding it much harder to repair itself and that natural age related degeneration of cells will be occurring more frequently.

I think he's done well staying somewhere in 5ft 8 range at 70, he's had a lot of action roles over 40 years.
Junior31 said on 24/Oct/16
Woke up 5'9 in his peak. Walked around at 5'8.75-5'8.5 during the day. These days 5'8.25 and drops a hair under 5'8. Roughly 1 inch height loss. Why should he be any different then anyone his age.
Zane said on 24/Oct/16
Is a solid 173cm a good possibility ?Or You think 174 -175 cm range is more accurate ? I keep viewing pics where He stands with other celebrities that fall in the 5 9 range and i see that Sly is able to keep on them with his footwear.Elevator shoes and a tremendous posture are two remarkable boosts for comparison shots with him
Puma said on 22/Oct/16
Rob, Sly is 70 years old.Does he lost just 1 cm?I think, he loss minumum 2 cm.
Editor Rob: he's kept himself quite fit through 60's, but today it is possible he isn't much over 5ft 8.
MJKoP said on 21/Oct/16
Danimal said on 19/Oct/16
Shannon said on 14/Oct/16
I think these numbers are way off. I saw Sly in person at the Arnold classic I'm thinking in 2010. I'm 5'7" & walked out of the restroom almost into one of his bodyguards. When he walked by me, I'm guessing that he was 5'3" tops...

Women never take into account that they wear 3-6" stiletto heals.

Even if she had half a foot(the very maximum of the range you gave) of heel height added to her natural 5'7", he'd still be nowhere near as much as four inches shorter than her, and that's with him in completely flat shoes.
A K said on 20/Oct/16
no he really look like 5'10 but he is older so is natural that he going to be shorter about 1 or 2 inches
Danimal said on 19/Oct/16
Shannon said on 14/Oct/16
I think these numbers are way off. I saw Sly in person at the Arnold classic I'm thinking in 2010. I'm 5'7" & walked out of the restroom almost into one of his bodyguards. When he walked by me, I'm guessing that he was 5'3" tops...

Women never take into account that they wear 3-6" stiletto heals.
Mayfield said on 18/Oct/16
According to IMDB, Melinda Dillion is 5'8 and she says she's taller than him, so...
bernie said on 17/Oct/16
@Shannon - great guess, seems to be very realistic.. means statham, banderas, snipes, van damme etc. are also in the 5'3" range.
Not very credible what you tell here.. anyway...look for an optician, maybe it'll help.. regards
TJ said on 17/Oct/16
Shannon, did you have 6 inch heels on at the time and conveniently forget that you were walking around at about 6ft? Of course Stallone isn't 5'3 tops.
bernie said on 16/Oct/16
@Shannon - yeah, great.. that seems to be a very very realistic guess..! So means, van damme, statham, banderas, snipes etc. who are pretty equal in height with sly are all around 5'3"..?? Yes, that's very credible, believable. Great guess! Advice: you should search an optician specialized store.., and this extremely quick.... cheerz
theduckface said on 16/Oct/16
5'7.
MJKoP said on 15/Oct/16
Shannon said on 14/Oct/16
I think these numbers are way off. I saw Sly in person at the Arnold classic I'm thinking in 2010. I'm 5'7" & walked out of the restroom almost into one of his bodyguards. When he walked by me, I'm guessing that he was 5'3" tops...


/facepalm
Shannon said on 14/Oct/16
I think these numbers are way off. I saw Sly in person at the Arnold classic I'm thinking in 2010. I'm 5'7" & walked out of the restroom almost into one of his bodyguards. When he walked by me, I'm guessing that he was 5'3" tops...
yaniv maor said on 9/Oct/16
i believe he was exactly 174cm when he was younger and has the best posture ever-now he wear lifts all the time and looks almost 5'10
richie said on 9/Oct/16
@Rob..Hi Rob cheers for acknowledging my previous post, yes i agree with yourself and several of the guys on this site regarding Stallone's height, i don't think any of us are looking to purposely downgrade the star but it stands to reason, if he was a genuine 5'10" barefoot, what with the lifts he wears, he's be coming in at around 6'1" and he's nowhere near that. Recent photos of himself and Carl Weathers show a difference of some 3 inches and Carl is probably closer to 6' these days, he's 5'8" at a push...
Editor Rob: with 50 guesses on Sly that's a good indication the typical estimate is around 5ft 9...

today 5ft 8.25 may well be possible.
Jim Hopper said on 7/Oct/16
WoW!!! Indeed. 3" add on here!

Jesse Stone said on 2/Oct/16
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Those blue shoes have to hide a little secret...
Mayfield said on 6/Oct/16
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With Mel Gibson
Junior31 said on 3/Oct/16
Jesse Stone said on 2/Oct/16
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Those blue shoes have to hide a little secret...


The built up customs at there finest. Other then the absurd heel. Is it. Me or can you see a faint outline of the wedge? With out them he's a half inch shorter then Statham. 5'8.75 at his peak and today hovering around 5'8
Jesse Stone said on 2/Oct/16
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Those blue shoes have to hide a little secret...
Frankie68 said on 1/Oct/16
Ive been a member here for a number of yrs , & i still dont get the debate over his height estimate ,, its just simple math & numbers !!! If was really 5'10 or even 5'9 for that matter ,, his footwear would bring him to 6' or more !!to look 5'10 or 5'11 ,, it only stands to reason he is under 5'8 without his 3-4 inch shoes/lifts !!! And i want to put to bed his height comparision to burt young !!! Burt young has stated he is taller than stallone & i notice people posting alot of pics of sly & burt young when sly is in boxing shoes ,,slys boxing shoes are wedged up as well !!!! So if they look similiar in height ,, than it would stand to reason sly is shorter without his wedged up boxers on !!! Same for grudge match !!! Sly in wedged up boxers as well !! Shorter than deniro as well without his boxers on !!!'
Antonio said on 29/Sep/16
O saw stallone statue in madame tuso museum,He was taller than me,3cm and i have 179 with shoes
Brad said on 29/Sep/16
I wonder if G got 58 when he got booked years ago.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 29/Sep/16
Funnily he had a prison number and it was '510'...only Sly would get a prison number to be the height he claimed!

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hahaha that's him subliminally trying to get people to believe his claim!
Editor Rob: yes and in his prison cell he repeats it a few times, just to remind people he is FIVE TEN!
Frankie68 said on 28/Sep/16
Stallones true height is 5'7 !!! With his generous footwear he hits the 5'10 mark !!! The lady who playd his wife in FIST said sly was shorter than her & she is 5'8 & further stated she was asked to wear flats the entire movie so he could appear taller than her !!!
Dmeyer said on 27/Sep/16
Rob even thaugh i think Sly many Times just wore thick footwear with no lifts like cubans or hogan in the past in the 1,5-2in , but in movies like lock up and d§molition Man could realy look 5 ft 11ish h§ defentlty had § 1-1,5in inside 1,3-1,5in boots
Editor Rob: yeah, in films you just aren't sure what he was wearing inside shoes.
richie said on 27/Sep/16
Stallone definitely isn't 5'10", a guy of that stature would be 5'11"ish with flat shoes or trainers and Stallone barely reaches that height with lifts, i'm not looking to purposely downgrade but i would suspect he's around the 5'8" mark and the lifts boost him to 5'10/11" , which is the height he appears in most of his movies
Editor Rob: I think someone mentioned Lock Up and he really could look pretty close to John Amos, although he had thick boots on, you can see them in one scene, like a 1.5-1.6 style.

Funnily he had a prison number and it was '510'...only Sly would get a prison number to be the height he claimed!
Shredder said on 26/Sep/16
Al Pacino , depends on the doorframe , I give you 6'3
Al Pacino said on 23/Sep/16
He is taller. How you can estimate height from a picture to the 1 cm? It is ridiculous.
Esimate mine with shoes and cap Click Here
123 said on 23/Sep/16
5'7 peak 5'6 1/2 today he wears THREE INCH lifts
Stallone Zoned said on 19/Sep/16
The Glenn was under 5' 7", more like 5 foot 6.5". Sly wore his New York footwear: elevated. Barefoot the difference would have been 2".
MrFish said on 17/Sep/16
Rob, in the (albeit flawed) photo of Glenn with Sly, what would you estimate for the height difference disregarding footwear, camera angle, and floor flatness?
Editor Rob: if he was 5ft 7 that moment you can argue 5ft 9 for sly...
Johan said on 17/Sep/16
I agree with the peak listing of flat 5'9" but his current height needs to be tweaked just like Arnold.

Both men are nearer 5'8" flat and 5'11" flat respectively.
Junior31 said on 16/Sep/16
Truth said on 16/Sep/16
Sly today is 5'10.5"



G? Is that you??
Christian said on 16/Sep/16
In Tango and Cash Stallone looked 2 cm taller than 176 cm Russell in the shower sceen. I know we discussed this before and with camera angels etc. But could it have been double or was Sly 5.9.5 in his younger days?
Brad said on 16/Sep/16
5' 10.5" on the set with his Rambo customs on.
bernie said on 16/Sep/16
@ Truth - you forgot to mention "barefeet" & "at least" & was a strong "six-footer" in his prime
Truth said on 16/Sep/16
Sly today is 5'10.5"
Dmeyer said on 12/Sep/16
Sly could bé 173,5cm today and cruise 171,5cm so 2cm différence
Ginny Scofield said on 11/Sep/16
All time favorite's ~ I've got their buddies from movies they have all played in. So many to pick from I'd say Jason Statham has something great going on...you all are special ~
Brad said on 9/Sep/16
5' 8" trying to look taller. In '76 he wore huge heels carefully covered by his pants....40 years later it is Munster action or stealth wedged up customs, even his Rambo boots.
burby said on 9/Sep/16
Carlos Slim...isn't he a criminal? Sly shouldn't wear lifts next to him, just regular sneakers, so he can run away.
heightchecker34 said on 8/Sep/16
A 5'9 guy trying to be taller, thats all. One of the most insecure celebs in the world about his height, despite everything he has accomplished on the big screen. He is always wears his custom lifts, and maybe that wasn't so obvious in his youth, but now its looks hilarious and painfully obvious. He knows all the tricks of the trade of how to look taller than his fellow celebs whether through posture or lifts. I don't understand why, besides the obvious, but he already has that reputation as a no nonsense ass kicker, and can still pull off the look, but I will admit it is fun waiting for what he is going to wear next!
Gregg Richards said on 8/Sep/16
He is a great actor but those Frankenstein elevator boots have him walking down hill.ask him to bend at waist with straight legs and put his hands flat on ground or measure from fingertip to finger tip.
Brad said on 6/Sep/16
Sal, hand Arthur a napkin, he's correct. Agent Double O-G.
Arthur said on 5/Sep/16
1.75 CM PEAK
1.73 CM NOW Those who say 5ft7 or 5ft10 are G's or Sly's agents !
Brad said on 5/Sep/16
His eBay handle was hilarious. Total implode. It never came back. Graphing in New York City was/is a tough racket. If Sly were in NYC sandals he'd be 5' 10.75" with young G. Who have you met, ya postman? I seen him 25 times Brad.....he's ovah 5' 10". Sal, napkins, I'm due upstairs in an hour.
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 4/Sep/16
Lol Thankyou for confirming my banning and then unbanning Rob!
Nolifts81 it's good to see you posting a little more regular again. I really don't ever see Sly leaving home without some type of lift in his shoes.
He has carved out an amazing life for himself. Much respect to him!
Rey said on 4/Sep/16
Stallone is no taller than Cruise. This perpetuated hype is beyond humor for a man under 5'8".
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 3/Sep/16
Lol Brad I was banned and yes I did blast G!!
Hey Rob can you confirm I was banned at one point regarding big G
Editor Rob: yeah, I remember big G sending me an email once wanting big Brad and yourself off the site because of an ebay handle which could have got his benefits taken away. Although the handle wasn't to do with you.
Brad said on 3/Sep/16
He still wears custom elevators, 2" with ease, 3 in Munsters. He's a weak 5 foot 8 in 2016.
Nolifts81 said on 2/Sep/16
I've seen a clip of a charity event where He is on the stage with billionaire Carlos Slim. I've seen accurately His dress shoes and there are 100% custom made elevator shoes, and I know something about elevator shoes.......😊. Thought that He wasn't wearing them anymore But He still use them. I think He get 2 inch from those dress shoes. Maybe He is 5'8"
Brad said on 2/Sep/16
The real Real Anonymous was never banned in '06. The real Real Anonymous never blasted the 5' 6.5" G. I did and was banned. I was prooven er proven (G moment) correct. He was 5' 6.5" in his photos barefoot, not 5' 8" listed under his name when I first got here. G was never 5' 6" in '06 and the real Real Anonymous wouldn't Newyork (sic) or Glen (sic),
THE REAL ANONYMOUS said on 31/Aug/16
I was here in 2006 and I actually got banned because of 5'6 Glen and Sly's Newyork sandals.
Brad said on 25/Aug/16
Where was Jim Hopper in '06 when I need him against G force? Over 5' 10" in the Rambo Duece whopper custom wedged ones.
Jim Hopper said on 24/Aug/16
In Rambo 2 hes around 5-10" in his "special" boots. Go figure. Id say barefoot peak 5-8.5.
Brad said on 22/Aug/16
He is 5' 10" in Rocky movies but with custom built up footwear cept when he gets caught in Chuck Taylors or training film.
Sam said on 21/Aug/16
As a teen I always thought he was 5'10 in the Rocky movies but having a good look at him now 5'9 is probably the most accurate. At least then anyway. 5'8.5 would be my lowest guess.
richie said on 15/Aug/16
@Danimal...I do agree with your take on it, Stallone minus any dodgy footwear is around the 5'8/9" range, he was very slightly taller than Burt Young when wearing flat trainers and Young was pushing 5'8" though no more which would make Stallone 5'8.5" ish...This again reads true in Copland where we see Stallone, barefoot, literally towered by Ray Liotta by some 3/4 inches and Liotta is slightly above average at just 6' so Stallone's official height of 5'10" simply does not read true. Very hard to pin down, i'd gamble and suggest 5'8.5" without shoes...
jervis said on 15/Aug/16
Oliver Stone is was 6ft back in 93 ,and Clint has a clear 3 inches on him.Clint was around 6ft3 back then or at least 6ft2.5,no way was he only 6ft1.
Danimal said on 11/Aug/16
Stallone and Burt Young in Rocky 4 (1985) when Stallone isn't wearing his high heeled boots. The height difference is almost non-existent and Burt's not even standing straight: Click Here

Stallone and Burt Young (who is 76 years old and is hunched over) today: Click Here
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Compare Stallone in platforms towering Burt Young in 2006 (10 years ago): Click Here
Danimal said on 11/Aug/16
I'd like to amend my height listing for Sly. Today at 70 years old, I believe he is down to 5'7.25". Prime height, I have no doubt that he was at least 5'8" and could have been as tall as 5'8.5".
Danimal said on 10/Aug/16
Shredder said on 3/Aug/16
He is not 5'7 now , let alone when he was younger.

You're right. He's 5'7.5" now and was 5'8.5" in his younger days.
Ilyathe2nd said on 9/Aug/16
@jorge Only 3 countries in the world have not accepted the metric system, or the International System of Units, United States, Myanmar and Liberia as per BIPM (SI maintenance agency) (can't place a link to their site here)
Many do use the old imperial system (feet, inches etc.) on the side but nevertheless, your 'rest of the world' is quite small by comparison.

On the actual topic at hand, 172-174 seems legit.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Aug/16
Could pull off 177cm range in his prime and sometimes even 178cm.
Brad said on 9/Aug/16
He has short legs. He tried the five foot ten (and more) for years but wasn't 5' 9". His Rambo boots were custom wedged. Go to any awards show in the 70's and carefully look at his heels, they are huge. The dance and move with Ali exposes priceless whopper heels.
Sam said on 9/Aug/16
I thought that he could look 177cm in his prime, maybe because of good proportions and generous footwear.
FrankR1 said on 8/Aug/16
Throughout the 1980s, Sly's height was listed at 5'9.5" in various newspapers and TV guides. He was definitely under 5'10", and it took the heels from his Rambo boots to make him look close to 6 feet. His body was very well proportioned for a man of his modest height.
berta said on 8/Aug/16
peak this height ore 176 i Think. wasnt he listed 177 hwere long time ago? now hmmmmm 174. loss about 1,5 cm at 70 years old that is good
Jesse Stone said on 7/Aug/16
@jorge: I also had to adjust to the feet and inch sytem but It was really easy for me and I'm feeling pretty comfortable now knowing both metric and inch.
jorge said on 5/Aug/16
it is hard to make an idea if you are used to meters and centimeters. gotta be doing the math. change that already ! ... rest of the world.
richie said on 5/Aug/16
Stallone's height is literally all over the place and is so difficult to judge, he's definitely a lift wearer no question and could be as short as 5'8" flat, Telly Savalas had a good 2 inches on him in Kojak and Savalas wasn't overly tall at 5'11" and Ray Liotta towered him by some 3 inches in Copland and Liotta is just 6' so i'd say minus any dodgy footwear, could be as low as a weak 5'8", barefoot
Shredder said on 3/Aug/16
He is not 5'7 now , let alone when he was younger.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Aug/16
He's not 5ft7. Possibly heading toward 5ft8 flat though
RisingForce said on 31/Jul/16
Best guess would be 5'8.75", or in other words, a weak 5'9" until his mid 60's, imo. But I think he's currently down to just 5'8" the last year or so and currently now that he's. 70.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jul/16
I think it's possible and could have reached 179/180cm in boots
Buzzo said on 26/Jul/16
Rocky is shorter than me, at 5'8"?
What a shrimp! Of course, I wouldn't call him that in person.
Jug said on 25/Jul/16
On an episode of Kojak, Telly Savalas had about three inches on him. It's possible that Stallone is only 5'7. I would say about 5'8 at the most at peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jul/16
Rob, how likely is 176cm peak?
Editor Rob: you could make a case for it, but I think with his footwear varying so much, he has always been a barefoot enigma to many.
Brad said on 16/Jul/16
He got enormous lift in his custom Rambo boots. Big heel with expensive custom made wedge inside. 5-8.5 max during those early films. Can you imagine him in those Rambo jobs at Sly's "5 foot 10 and 3/4" height fib?
Kyuss123 said on 13/Jul/16
It was said in Rambo 2 he used 3" lifts in those boots. They do look odd imo. 5-8" max prime height.
Brad said on 13/Jul/16
Wonder why he wasn't wearing his magic sandals on the boat last weekend? Sal, yo! due up in 30 with Rob, napkins too
Alxr37 said on 12/Jul/16
He is 5'8 at most nowadays
burby said on 12/Jul/16
Sly is a weak 5'8" 2016. Sal, I need more drawn butter......
jpdb said on 12/Jul/16
i've actually heard that sly may only be either 5'6" or 5'7". plus i heard arnie may only be 5'10".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Jul/16
Rob, would a 70th birthday present of a 1cm downgrade be possible?
Editor Rob: it would quite possibly be the worst gift imaginable for Sly.
Ejel Khan said on 11/Jul/16
Rob, is Sly the most controversial celeb on here?
Editor Rob: probably, but there is basically a core group like Stallone/Cruise/Arnie/Pitt/Bieber who all have been argued about for years, with each having several thousand comments submitted.

I'm sure Stallone over 11 years had something like 5000 comments about his height! That's a book's worth!
Brad said on 11/Jul/16
Looking at the barefoot shots of him on the boat from a few days ago you might be right, he's looking shorter.
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 10/Jul/16
Brad said on 4/Jul/16
Standard 2 point 5 customs with Clint. Just needs an elevator button when Clint appears. Hangin by a thread at 5 foot 8 in '16. Wonder if he still fibs 5 foot 10.

He's long since dipped below 5'8" Brad. He's a 70 year old man now and the average will have lost 1.2". I give him 5'8.5" in his prime and 5'7.5" today.
Shawn said on 10/Jul/16
Hey Brad, how much of do you think Sly would be willing to give up of his fortune if a genie could make him a 6 footer?
Marshmallow said on 5/Jul/16
Saw him at Red lobster and he's 5'8 wearing shoes.
Brad said on 4/Jul/16
Standard 2 point 5 customs with Clint. Just needs an elevator button when Clint appears. Hangin by a thread at 5 foot 8 in '16. Wonder if he still fibs 5 foot 10.
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 2/Jul/16
5'8.5" peak
5'7.5" today at 70 years old.

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