How tall is Sylvester Stallone ?

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Sylvester Stallone's height is 5ft 8.5in (174 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 9in (175 cm)
American actor best known for films like the Rocky series, the Rambo series, the Expendables 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". The highest he has claimed - quoted in a 1978 Playboy interview - was that "I'm five feet ten and three quarters tall.", on meeting him, said "Sly, shorter than you expect at 5-foot-eight", which he once 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!", although that might be a bit of an exaggeration.

In the screenwriter William Goldman's book 'About Lies Stars Tell', he revealed his own estimation of Sly's stature, saying "I had a hot lead that Sly was 67 inches," revealing his source to be someone who also stood around that height and had jogged with Sly one morning. Goldman goes on to describe how he went into a swimming pool that Sly was in...and about 10 minutes later, "He (sly) got out, grabbed a towel. I got out, grabbed a towel. He stood. I stood. Sixty-seven inches. Dripping wet." 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 Belgian superstar 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."

Sly with brother Frank
Photo by PR Photos
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Truee says on 19/Oct/14
Sylvester is 176 CM !!!!!!!!!!!
kramer says on 18/Oct/14
I watched grudge match and he is certainly made to look a good bit taller than De Niro. Would a fellow actor be happy to have a co star shot in such a way ?
Danimal says on 18/Oct/14
Arthur says on 14/Oct/14
@C-MO I guees you dont know anything about elevator shoes.
How can this guy be a 5ft10er!!!!Click Here
5ft10? NEVER!!! NEVER!! NEVER!!!!

In all fairness, Arnold was over 6'1" at that point in his career.
Jesse Stone says on 18/Oct/14
Stallone and a man barefoot:Click Here

And with shoes on. The man is the same. Here the 2nd from the right side: Click Here
Rhonda says on 17/Oct/14
Height182, Nice pictures, makes you think how a guy who is 5ft8.5 can look that close to Hulk Hogan, and Arnold obviously has shrunk but Sly is looking taller these days. How is it possible? He is older than Arnold and Hulk Hogan but looks younger.
Judd says on 17/Oct/14
Stallone: 5'8" (5'9" peak), 5'11" with heels, 6'1" on stairs
Statham: 5'9"
Banderas: 5'8.5"
Van Damme: 5'8.5"
Pitt: 5'10.5-11"
Cruise: 5'7.75"
Schwarzenegger: 5'11.5" (6'1" peak)
Bieber: 5'7.5"
Flavin: 5'8.75"
Holmes: 5'9"
Downey jr: 5'9"
Rob(editor): 5'8.25" (standing with forced posture as classic meas)
Tyson: 5'10"
Clooney: 5'10"
Willis: 5'11" (5'11.25-5" peak)
Big Alex: 6'0.25"
Dmeyer: 5'11.5"
Mamun: 5'8-8.25"
G: ...
Ventimiglia: 5'8.5"

Goldblum: 6'3.75-4" (6'4.25" peak)
Day Lewis: 6'1"
Duchovny: 6'0.25"
Will Smith: 6'1.25-1.5"
Voight: 6'1.5" (6'2.5" peak)
Walken: 5'11-11.25" (6'0" peak)
DiCaprio: 5'11.25"
Hanks: 5'11.5"-11.75" (6'0" peak)
Bradley Cooper: 6'0.5"
Depp: 5'9"
Nighy: 6'0.25" (6'1" peak)
Hoult: 6'2.5-2.75"
Firth: 6'0.75" (6'1-1.25" peak)
Arthur says on 17/Oct/14
Height 188cm @ No no no no !
Antonio banderas is nowhere near 179 he is just 5ft8 and you probably dont know who Glenn is he was measured by RoB at 5ft6.75 he is nowhere near 175.Also mike tyson isnt 179 he is 178.The other listings seems close.I just wanted you to know the truth. Arnold ,dmeyer and Brad pitt are the only people who is over 5ft10 in first listing others are pretty midget sized.I am also a short person at 5ft8.5!
Brad says on 17/Oct/14
Harrison Ford must be hoping Sly doesn't fall over or falls off the Vin-Rock platform. Eddie Murphy probably asked him if he needed help up the steps. Those custom cowboy boots don't fit with the Boyle Heights vato shirt.
Judd says on 17/Oct/14
noooo i can't believe it...what does have sly under his feet? a stairs?

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lelman says on 17/Oct/14
How does he do it? How does one man go from looking 5ft 8 to looking 6ft day to day? Does he think he's fooling people? It boggles my mind.
184.3cm says on 17/Oct/14

Yes elevators have got more stylish and overall just better so Sly seems to be getting more and more lift. Hes pulling off 181-182cm mindboggling to say the least.
Jesse Stone says on 17/Oct/14
PROOF!!! He is SHORTER than Jennifer Flavin. You can't beat a barefoot-picture, can't you. Keep in mind: He is standing very straight and she is even leaning.Click Here

Another one with one of his daughters. He seems not very tall.Click Here

Compared to this, with shoes on:Click Here
Voiceless Dental Fricative says on 17/Oct/14
It's amazing how big Stallone can look. He constantly holds his own in the presence of Arnie. Shows what good posture and sly shoes can do for you.
awwyes says on 16/Oct/14
Stopped reading at Banderas 179 CM xD
Height182 says on 16/Oct/14
Big Sly giving it EVERYTHING!!!!!

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Another day in the office for the Height Master!
Jesse Stone says on 16/Oct/14
Well, everybody can see that he's tiptoeing in those shoes. It doesn't seem that he is ambarrassed. Click Here

With high Cowboy-Boots: Click Here Click Here
Celebheights 188 CM says on 15/Oct/14
@Arthur, if I was to guess:

Sylvester Stallone: 174 CM
Jason Stratham: 175 CM (the mugshots show that he's 183 CM however, but 5'9" seems reasonable considering that the ones who have met him tend to describe him as being 5'9").
Antonio Banderas: 179 CM
Van Damme: 173-174 CM
Brad Pitt: 179 CM
Tom Cruise: 173 CM
Arnold Schwarzenneger: 181 CM (187 CM peak)
Justin Bieber: 170 CM
Frank Stallone: 180 CM
Jennifer Flavin: 174 CM
Katie Holmes: 172 CM
Robert Downey Jr.: 173-174 CM
Rob Paul: 174 CM (or 173 CM)
Mike Tyson: 179 CM
George Clooney: 178 CM (he looks it by Gerard Butler)
Big Sly: 180 CM
Bruce Willis: 179 CM
Big Josh: 178 CM
Dmeyer: 183 CM
Glenn: 175 CM
Big G: 174 CM
Milo Ventimigla: 175 CM

The Rock: 6'2.5"/190 (today)
Vin Diesel: 182-183 CM
Johnny Depp: 176 CM
Orlando Bloom: 179 CM
Leonardo DiCaprio: 181-182 CM (he was originally shorter than Johnny Depp)
Tom Hanks: 182 CM (184 peak)
Harry Styles: 181 CM
Frankie68 says on 15/Oct/14
Sly is lucky if hes 5'7 on a good day...his footwear constantly plays a roll in all his pics and his live appearances...he always alters his height...idk if sly himself knows how tall he really is...biggest mystery in hollywood...
burby says on 15/Oct/14
Arthur is caught between the moon and New York City sandals on this one. Sly is 5'7.75" 2014. G thought Sly was 5'10.75". I know it's crazy, but it's true.
Brad says on 15/Oct/14
Five-Eight flat in '14. King Arthur put the 1 point sevens into feet-inches.
Arthur says on 15/Oct/14
Sly has never been 5ft10 (1.78) in his life. Click Here
Zach says on 15/Oct/14
I'm pretty certain Sly in that orange jacket picture with Arnold is wearing cowboy boots. I remember seeing full pictures a few years ago, planet hollywood event.
Jesse Stone says on 14/Oct/14
He is NOT taller than Gibson and Snipes. Today really about 5'8 - 5'5.5. His claim to be 1.80cm in 1978 is just laughable.

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Arthur says on 14/Oct/14
2014 Heights for celebrities :
Slyvester Stallone 1.74
Jason Statham 1.73
Antonio Banderas 1.73
Van Damme 1.73
Brad Pitt 1.79
Tom cruise 1.72
Arnold Schwarzenneger 1.81-1.82
Justin Bieber 1.69
Frank Stallone 1.78
Jennifer Flavin 1.73
Katie Holmes 1.74
Robert Downey 1.73
Rob PAUL 1.73.5
Mike Tyson 1.78
George Clooney 1.77-1.78
BİG SLY!!! 1.78-1.82
Bruce Wills 1.78
Big Josh 1.77
Dmeyer 1.82
Glenn 1.70
BİG G 1.73 (Portmans!!!)
Milo Ventimigla 1.74

I would bet %100 to this estimates!!!!!
Arthur says on 14/Oct/14
@C-MO I guees you dont know anything about elevator shoes.
How can this guy be a 5ft10er!!!!Click Here
5ft10? NEVER!!! NEVER!! NEVER!!!!
Brad says on 13/Oct/14
Saw them King Arthur. A 5' 9" Billy Idol has him dead on at 5' 6.5" so does Joe last week....and he's still saying he is 5' 8" to beef up the 5' 10" Sly stuff. The height expert, the G. Recent photos look like he's back to the juice again, must be a Rambo movie getting ramped up for production.
C-MO says on 12/Oct/14
seriously I think he is 176cm now and 178cm peak

he just looks it to me in every pic or video
jtm says on 12/Oct/14
enough with that picture with g. that is not good evidence syl is 5'9. we don't now what footwear he was wearing or if the ground was even.
Arthur says on 12/Oct/14
Brad.)) ıt was on his intagram .)) I will post it anytime If Rob doesnt call me troll!
184.3cm says on 12/Oct/14

Those are nice pics from his birthday and before coming here i would believe he was hitting 184cm in his shoes there but after viewing his protege Milo and his stand on one foot trick i dont doubt that he was up to his old tricks there.
Ah so G is Glenn Cunningham from the big grapple article he was 5'6.5 measured by Rob so that means this listing is correct as i see 2.5 inches there.
Brad says on 11/Oct/14
King Arthur. I'd be honored to be a knight in your legion. I wonder how old that G post was. Another height site?
Clay says on 11/Oct/14
Sly looked huge at the WWE hall of fame. He knew he had to bust out his best because he entering the land of the giants.
Jesse Stone says on 11/Oct/14
Here with the German-Austrian Show Star Markus Lanz. Lanz is about 1.80 (5'11) tall. You can't see in in the pictures but I saw the live-show and Stallone wore big boots that could easily give him 2 inches.
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Arthur says on 11/Oct/14
Brad:)) You dont need do thank G because he only confuses people with saying wrong estimates!He is not a person to trust! He is saying SLY even look 6ft2!
bla bla bla! DONT trust him no more. He is not a height expert not even close!
Arthur says on 10/Oct/14
Rob I think G is suffering from serious mathematics problems.He is saying stallone was taller than him by 3inches in this picture putting him around 5ft11!There wasnt even 3inches difference in this photo!Click Here
The difference was very similiar to this shot!Click Here
JENNY Must be 5ft10 then!
Will he continue to confuse people?
[Editor Rob: you could argue 2.5 with Stallone, but 3 is tough to imagine, unless he meant he felt 3 inches smaller.]
Arthur says on 10/Oct/14
Sly sometimes forgets his lifts at home!
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Brad says on 10/Oct/14
Thank you for the photo Arthur, see. who have you met, yer postman, he's still over 5' 10". The G.
Arthur says on 10/Oct/14
Rob have you ever measured Big Josh? İs he really 5ft10?
[Editor Rob: he's stood beside a few waxwork figures who have been made to known dimensions, so I'd say 178 was a good enough shout!]
Height181 says on 9/Oct/14
Only our Sly can probably walk more tall than Rob Paul, Since he's mastered the Art of Height.
Zach says on 8/Oct/14
Sly looked his tallest ever at his 60th bday in those pics with Willis and Arnold. Combination of his munster trainers and camera angles. Probably the last time Arnold was seen in public with Sly without his cowboy boots. Also at WWE Hall of Fame with Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon, Sly looked ridiculously tall relative to his real height.
Arthur says on 8/Oct/14
Rob who is taller in this picture Sly or Liotta? Click Here
Arthur says on 8/Oct/14
Rob who is taller Sly or Liotta? Click Here
[Editor Rob: they can look very similar there! ]
Brad says on 8/Oct/14
Thank you Arthur but off by about 1/2", best wishes The G.
Arthur says on 7/Oct/14
Rob how tall Sly looks in this picture? Click Here
[Editor Rob: an easy 5ft 11er there, that's your BIG SLY!]
Arthur says on 7/Oct/14
@184.3cm:)) You are wrong!!! He definetly looked 6ft in 2000's era.
Hope this helps:))) Click Here
184.3cm says on 7/Oct/14
@ Arthur

He has never looked 6ft. Unless you mean with shoes ofc. The most he has pulled off is 179-180cm because of lifts. Add 3cm for thick shoes and you have 182-183 you know his 5'10.5 claim came from somewhere.
And i saw Robs photo he pulled off looking 181cm a strong 5'11 other people wear shoes too.
sabot says on 7/Oct/14
Both listings are spot on now. Good job Rob!
Gaz says on 6/Oct/14
Seriously, are Sly and Billy Crudup both the same height, because Crudup IMO is tiny.
andre says on 6/Oct/14
Rob do you think sly peak height was 5ft 8.5 and now he is 5ft8?
[Editor Rob: I still think he could be 5ft 9 peak]
truth178cm says on 6/Oct/14
stallone can definately pull off looking around 5ft11, thats why anything under a weak 5ft9 is simple bull****.
Arthur says on 6/Oct/14
Rob thanks for a great site.)))& We hope more height videos from you! Like sock lift measurements,junk elavator measurements,gym after measurement.I hope you will do it soon.
[Editor Rob: I will try in the future, but remember it is hard with ALL THE INTERRUPTIONS I get every day!!]
Arthur says on 6/Oct/14
184.3cm.)). I think sly was a bit under 5ft9 like 5ft8.75 in his peak. He sometimes still looked 5ft11.75 with his herman munster shoes.))) The maximum he looked was in his 60"s years old birthday he looked excatly same as Arnold and taller than Bruce Wills. You don't need to be 5ft9 to look 6 ft. 5ft8 Rob can look near 6ft with his Big Rob shoes. He prooved that.
Arthur says on 6/Oct/14
184.3cm.)). I think sly was a bit under 5ft9 like 5ft8.75 in his peak. He sometimes still looked 5ft11.75 with his herman munster shoes.))) The maximum he looked was in his 60"s years old birthday he looked excatly same as Arnold and taller than Bruce Wills. You don't need to be 5ft9 to look 6 ft. 5ft8 Rob can look near 6ft with his Big Rob shoes. He prooved that.
Danimal says on 6/Oct/14
The Shredder says on 5/Oct/14
He looks over 5'9 in Rocky.

You do realize he was wearing heels boots, as he did in part 2 as well, right? I know you want him to have been over 5'9" in his prime, but he wasn't.
184.3cm says on 5/Oct/14
Guys who are 171-172cm claiming 181-182cm i wouldnt worry Realist anyone who isnt blind can see they are lying. I mean 10cm is a massive difference. Thats why anyone claiming Stallone was under at 175cm at peak are wrong. They guy could pull off 179cm in lifts at times.
The Shredder says on 5/Oct/14
He looks over 5'9 in Rocky.
Dmeyer says on 4/Oct/14
Sly can look just 174-174.5cm near 179cm peak mr t
BigViking says on 4/Oct/14
Red handed indeed...
H50 says on 3/Oct/14
Gonzo: But, what would the chronically unemployed and under sexed guys on this site do with their time? I used to ask similar questions before being banned snd having to change names. Watch out. They'll come for you too!
[Editor Rob: under your previous name your last comment wasn't untoward, apart from it being consistant that he's under 5ft 9...your name wasn't banned.]
. says on 3/Oct/14
Sly always looked 5'9" to me so okay I believe it.
Realist says on 3/Oct/14
Arthur says on 25/Sep/14
Completely agree Arthur if i were Rob i would add 1/2 inch insoles and claim 5'9 no one would have doubted. I feel like an ass being honest (inspired by Detective Rob) and at the same time i feel happy i wont be caught. I have started to enjoy being 5'7.5, my physique has improved since May, i might have lean muscle soon and in gym mirrors my proportions are making me look tallish 5'11ish. I have broad shoulders longish arms in the 5'11 range (finger to finger). And i can do nothing but laugh at guys my height claiming 5'11 cause otherwise people would think i am obsessed with height or something. Stallone is an inspiration for all the little men in the world.
Height181 says on 3/Oct/14
G got caught red handed, therefore he failed his mission to Master Height. He gave it a good effort though, I have to admit..
Gonzo says on 3/Oct/14
What diffrence does it make how tall Sly is? The mans an Icon. Seems guys are always comparong themselves to Mr Stallone. look at the mans body! at 68 he got a body 25 year olds would kill for! Im 52 and Im 5ft 7 and in better shape than most 25 year old 6 footers at the gym.
Gonzo says on 3/Oct/14
What diffrence does it make how tall Sly is? The mans an Icon. Seems guys are always comparong themselves to Mr Stallone. look at the mans body! at 68 he got a body 25 year olds would kill for! Im 52 and Im 5ft 7 and in better shape than most 25 year old 6 footers at the gym.
Arthur says on 3/Oct/14
G never failed to master height. If you see him in the street with his portmans
you will easily think he is close to 5ft8 like 5ft7.75. Only way to burst his bubbles is you have to measure him barefoot.Otherwise It is confusing to tell his real height.Click Here
[Editor Rob: Cruise has 1.5-1.6 inch hairlevel, G has like a 1cm hairlevel and a high eyelevel, in some photos his eyelevel would be 3.5-3.75 inch range!]
Height181 says on 2/Oct/14
Sly tried to Master height and he succeeded! G tried to Master height and he failed :( Poor G, no wonder he is the height thief now..
H50 says on 2/Oct/14
Us 'under 5'9"ers were here all along. Way before the internet, son. Shortly (ha) after Sly on screen in Rocky with huge heals on, and then his appearance in Paradise Alley. And especially in Rhinestone. Just because we didn't play on this web site doesn't mean we didn't exist.
Arthur says on 2/Oct/14
Hope this helps:) Click Here
Arthur says on 2/Oct/14
Rob what is the maximum you have measured in your 20's?
[Editor Rob: the absolute maximum out of bed was nearly 5ft 9 (well 5ft 9 on stadiometer which gives 2mm too much).]
Brad says on 1/Oct/14
Where were these under 5' 9"ers a few years ago? I wonder if they would have liked the "yer postman" G line. He was and still is ramped up with custom boxing and Rambo footwear.
H50 says on 1/Oct/14
And especially during peak years, was never above 5'9" barefoot. Ever.
Arthur says on 1/Oct/14
Peak Sly 5ft8.75
Nowadays 5ft8
End of the story.
Arthur says on 1/Oct/14
H50:) I have got nothing against you:) I also like your estimate about Sly.
I also think he is just under 5ft9 and I am not a canine of Rob.I just want you to
know the truth!
H50 says on 1/Oct/14
Cue comments of folks saying: "I can't believe this guy doesn't know who Rob is? Geesh! He runs the website!" Also - Celebheights 188: Wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong. You obviously never met him. Stop it, just stop it. Man is under 5'9" barefoot. Period. Just.....period!
Celebheights 188 CM says on 1/Oct/14
Out of bed-early morning: 5'9.75"
Evening: 5'9"

Today (he's not much shorter than Ryan Lochte however):
Out of bed: 5'8.75"
Evening: 5'8"
Frankie68 says on 1/Oct/14
@arthur....sly boxing shoes have lifts in them....
Junior31 says on 30/Sep/14
Rob what do u think a fellow celeb thinks when from one week to the next they stand next to sly and see him morph in height. Do you think he talks to them about it lol
[Editor Rob: sometimes he just catches a break from photographers. Like the Master of Disguise, Sly is a Master of Height - and the odd 20 dollar note in a photographers pocket helping him look tall? You never know!]
H50 says on 30/Sep/14
Arthur: no, Arthur, no. The reality you refer to is this; you are a grown man going on about Rob. I never said anything about having firm knowledge one way or the other as to this person's height. I thought this site was about Stallone? Honestly, I have no idea who Rob is. I know I don't care what his height is. For some reason you do. I mean, you REALLY do. And that is....strange. BTW: Stallone is under 5'9". Confirmed after meeting him in 89 and 2005.
Arthur says on 30/Sep/14
Thanks Rob:)
Arthur says on 30/Sep/14
Here is sly without his lifts with Milo Ventimigla.They are exactly same height.
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I am thinking of buying some shoes from Sly.:)
Arthur says on 30/Sep/14
Rob are you thinking posting a new video without socks anyday?There are some rumours you are 5ft7 :)
[Editor Rob: of course, whilst moderating comments today I did one for you Click Here.]
Arthur says on 30/Sep/14
H50:) What I understand from you are saying is Rob has lifts in his socks
So he is 5ft7.5 in reality.So only his physician knows his real height without socks:)Continue to live in your fantasy world.What will you do If Rob posts a new height video measuring himself without socks.I am pretty sure he will measure himself 5ft8.2 again.Please have some reality.
184.3cm says on 30/Sep/14
Judging by Milo Ventimigla's page he has picked up some tricks from the old master.
FanRocky says on 29/Sep/14
He was 1.76 cm watch the Rocky movies please. But he is now 1.75 or under that.
Clay says on 29/Sep/14
Arthur says on 28/Sep/14
Sly with milo ventimigla :) Sly did his job again:) Click Here

Sly can reach 5'11-6'0 in his greatest lifts, so it rules out under 5'8'' anyways.
H50 says on 29/Sep/14
Arthur: .2! Really! What? Are you Rob's physician or just very close? How would you know that? Look, man: strong and weak are lazy English. Either say just under or just under or exactly. Like Stallone- best estimates by those who've seen him-like me-estimate just under 5'9". Most likely. Any exact guess is known omly by him and his doctors. As to your fascination with Rob....well....
Arthur says on 28/Sep/14
Sly with milo ventimigla :) Sly did his job again:) Click Here
H50 says on 28/Sep/14
Never woke up close to 5'10". Ever. Keep trying.
Arthur says on 28/Sep/14
H50:How can you say stop saying strong. I have never seen Rob measured less than
H50 says on 27/Sep/14
Arthur: as was stated rosebench, stop saying 'strong'. Either someone is or is not 5'8". Geesh.
176,2Tunman says on 27/Sep/14
Unlikely Danimal.Today he still looks a solid 5'8 at worse.173-4 is arguable but no less.In his youth he woke up close to 5'10.
Typical example of an average man,a genuine 5'9 at peak is perfect.
Arthur says on 25/Sep/14
There are some people in this site saying Rob is a weak 5ft8.This is bull****.
Rob is a strong 5ft8 and he can easily claim 5ft8.5.He is one of the most unassuming person I have ever seen opposite compared to Big G :)
[Editor Rob: I class myself as a legit 5ft 8, that is all.]
Danimal says on 24/Sep/14
I recently said I thought Stallone was no taller than 5'7 3/4" today. I'd like to change that to 5'7.5" today. In his youth, he could have woken up at 5'8.5" and maybe even 5'8 3/4" at the very most, but today at almost 70 years old, I think he wakes up at max 5'8" and stands around 5'7.5" by nightfall.
Height181 says on 24/Sep/14
You have to give it to Sly though. Even though he was a short/average height man, He always used his tricks to look tall and succeeded most of the time. This guy wasn't going to let life make him look short. I give him respect for that Lol. A true height master. If I used tips from Sly I could end up looking close to 6'4'', when I am just over 5'11''. Sly needs to release a book on this already. A lot of people think Sly is a villain like G, when really Sly is a hero. He is a hero to all the short people.
Realist says on 24/Sep/14
The crap about 5'9 and below being action stars is annoying me. Height does not play a role in personality and awesome body. There have been too many cases to prove the height factor wrong.
Clay says on 23/Sep/14
lelman says on 19/Sep/14
They will get jokes about it sure, but many of these people talk about him as if he is some kind of midget.

My old boss at a construction job said he saw him at the airport and kept going on about how he was 'tiny', no lifts that day clearly.
Arthur says on 22/Sep/14
Height 181 cm of course sly had lifts in his shoes he looks only 1.5 inch taller
than 169cm justin bieber.172-173cm spot on for him.Poor sly he is maybe shorter than Rob nowadays. :)
Danimal says on 22/Sep/14
I meant to type that he's never seen 5'9".
Danimal says on 22/Sep/14
I give Stallone 172cm (5'7 3/4") today and that's being generous. Was 173-174 in his younger days and no more than than. He has never seen 5'8". MAYBE one morning in his prime he was able to stretch out to 5'8 3/4", but the most mornings he was 5'8.5" and 5'8" at night. Today, at almost 70 years of age, he's max 5'7 3/4".
Frankie68 says on 21/Sep/14 about the idea that sly isn't 5'9......more like 5'7......
Frankie68 says on 21/Sep/14
@arthur....u know what's the craziest about your justin beiber pic......I'm sure sly has lifts in his's probably shorter than certainly wouldn't surprise me....
Height181 says on 21/Sep/14
@Arthur: LOL haha
Arthur says on 21/Sep/14
Explain this :) Click Here
james says on 20/Sep/14
LOL Stallone definatly has issues with his height 5'10 ? Really now he's 5'9" with ordinary sneakers on 5'8" barefoot
Rey says on 20/Sep/14
This is the one that gets me. I would bet the house that he is not even five-eight in flat feet. I opened his limo door at Planet Hollywood. You could hear the silent gasp. One day....the facts cannot be ignored.
SHAHROOZ says on 20/Sep/14
OH...174cm is thesedays height or his youth height?
lelman says on 19/Sep/14
They will get jokes about it sure, but many of these people talk about him as if he is some kind of midget.
James B says on 19/Sep/14
5'9 is not short for a man. Sly actually was a fraction over average height for his generation.

For a young person sly would be a bit under average but not really short.
burby says on 19/Sep/14
Rob would edge Sly out in 2014.
Brad says on 18/Sep/14
Sly & Rob are the same height: 5 feet 8 now.
Clay says on 18/Sep/14
Plenty of 5'9'' men will take shots about being short.
Jeremy says on 18/Sep/14
Rob there is a chance sly dipped 176 cm in morning in his prime?
lelman says on 18/Sep/14
Have you ever heard a 5ft 9 man get so much flack for being short? It's like Tom Cruise, he may be below average height but people act as if he is 5ft 4. Is this because they're both so outwardly insecure about it and wear obvious boosters? Everybody who has worked with Sly says he is short, that is bizarre for a 5ft 9 man.

Would you entertain the idea that he might have been below 5ft 9 in his prime? Or was it his lifts that (ironically) made him appear smaller to everyone? Or did they just expect Rambo to be 6ft 4?

I mean Van Damme is supposedly only a quarter inch taller than him, and even he called him short. It just doesn't add up, to me.
Dmeyer says on 18/Sep/14
I think sly is steel 1cm taller than rob Like 174-174.2cm
Danimal says on 17/Sep/14
Brad says on 15/Sep/14
5' 11" is like more than Stallone's '78 Playboy whopper.....the poor guy is about to go below 5' 8" in '15.

So you think Stallone and Rob would be identical height today Brad?
Sonia says on 16/Sep/14
5 feet 11? Who is this G person?
BigViking says on 16/Sep/14
Quote Glenn: "Stallone can look 5-10 to 6-2 depending on what pic one is looking at.most claim he's 5-8.he's a know lift wearer.he's claimed 5-10, 5-10.5, and 5-10.75.and he's all those.people are tallest when they he's 5-11 in his prime or still is.he always seems a few inches taller than me"...

A "few inches" is 2 inches. So Glenn is basically saying now that he himself is 5-9 (since Stallone is according to Glenn 5-11). HILARIOUS!
[Editor Rob: give G a break, he's only 1 foot tall after all.]
burby says on 15/Sep/14
Banderas 5'10"? Gibson 5'10" to 5'11"? The background singers need to help the Notorious L.G.C. on dis one.....
Brad says on 15/Sep/14
5' 11" is like more than Stallone's '78 Playboy whopper.....the poor guy is about to go below 5' 8" in '15.
Arch Stanton says on 14/Sep/14
LMAO @ "Stallone can look 5-10 to 6-2 depending on what pic one is looking at."
Kev From Brooklyn says on 13/Sep/14
I seen Glenn at a Paul Stanley book signing, he was 5' 6" plus big boots like with Natalie, and chubby. 5 feet 11 for Stallone must help his height cause.
Kourosh177cm says on 13/Sep/14
rob , glen has stallone at 5'11 on his instagram :P
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i believe glen would guess me at 6'0 if i take a picture with him.
[Editor Rob: the only problem is big Kellan lutz with these guys...]
Brad says on 13/Sep/14
6-10 hours up from 3 P.M. Bronx wake-up. Big bag, a borough away, 200 pounds on miles of streets. The 5' 7" goes 5' 6.5" and under. I met my astronaut. 5' 8.5" peak. That old poolside Youtube is the shortest he's ever looked.
kyuss says on 13/Sep/14
In shoes 5-11 approx,without 5-8
Azzeal says on 13/Sep/14
I swear to god sylvester is 1.77 cm on barefoot
Danimal says on 12/Sep/14
Heylo says on 11/Sep/14
I honestly don't think he look like he would be 5'9 barefoot. I'm even hesitating on 5'9 in his peak. I would guess him at 173-174. He always have shoes that seem to allow height increasing material to be packed in. He could get to almost 5'11 in lifts.

I could be wrong though cause i haven't analyzed him so much. Can someone post photos that are fairly good evidence of him being 5'9 in his peak?

You're late to the game, but people on here have been posting photos for 10 years now (myself included).
Brad says on 12/Sep/14
Wear Portmans, stand on toes, stand on bag of records, say "I've met him 21 times, who have you met, yer postman?", sleep in a Volvo for 9 hours before being measured. Sal (head out of window) "fries too". Oops, Sly forum, he's a weak 5' 8" in '14.
[Editor Rob: the hospitals named their portable beds after G.
Gurney, noun...a device used to wheel autograph dealers around NY, so they are always at their morning height for photos.]
Brad says on 12/Sep/14
Is it true the Gster is on another height site saying he is 5' 8" but is 5' 6.5" (if that) in his pictures 6 hours after leaving The Bronx at 5' 7"?
[Editor Rob:
Tricks a height magician might use to look taller on the streets:
levitate on one foot.
Stand on the higher side of the pavement.
When the person is about to take the photo jump in the air.
Wear munsters.
Throw a 20 bux on the ground and catch the celebrity starting to bend down to pick it up.]
burby says on 11/Sep/14
G is the celebrity heights King. The Notorious L.G.C. Background singers: "Gster, Gster, Gster, can't U see, sometimes your estimates just hypnotize me....."
Heylo says on 11/Sep/14
I honestly don't think he look like he would be 5'9 barefoot. I'm even hesitating on 5'9 in his peak. I would guess him at 173-174. He always have shoes that seem to allow height increasing material to be packed in. He could get to almost 5'11 in lifts.

I could be wrong though cause i haven't analyzed him so much. Can someone post photos that are fairly good evidence of him being 5'9 in his peak?
176,2Tunman says on 10/Sep/14
Hey,in fact I didn't pay attention to the new listing.So finally Sly is brought to 5'8.5?that seems more reasonable for his late 60's,he did quite well compared to other action movie stars like Arnie or Lundgren.
176,2Tunman says on 10/Sep/14
Definitely Sly was like 175 or 175,5 at peak,do you think he's the perfect representation of a legit 5'9?In the end that's one of very few cases where we could only argue about a very small fraction over or under the mark like 3-4mm.
Sonia says on 10/Sep/14
Portman boots didn't make him look 5'8" with a shrimp like Natalie.
Brad says on 10/Sep/14
Sly's lost very little in 40 years. 10 P.M. the G Ported would be the same height as a 5' 8"er.
Brad says on 10/Sep/14
Imagine the G saying he was in sneakers with little height gain with Natalie and somebody had this photo in their pocket. He'd leave the site....but then again he did. Sal, this Volvo bed is killer. I'm sure those Porties were in other shots. Frank probably helped out Sly in flats...those Sly boots almost go str8 up.
[Editor Rob: the Portman's could be very close to 2 inches, but certainly it helps boost your height. If G was in Portman's and I was in converse there wouldn't be much between can then get away with looking nearer 5ft 8.]
the shredder says on 9/Sep/14
To be fair those portmans are just 1.8 biker boots.
[Editor Rob: not according to Glenn's logic.

He said converse give an inch, doc martins nearly 2. Biker boots must be 2.5 then ;)

Nah, it is true they are a style that are just under the 2 inches.]
Dmeyer says on 9/Sep/14
Rob when Will sly drop réal height Like 0.75-1.25in loss
[Editor Rob: another 5 years and ifhe continues trying action roles this is going to take it's toll.]
Andrea says on 9/Sep/14
I didn't know Sly had a "famous" brother... There are some pics where they can look similar and others where Frank has 1-1.5 inch on him... I guess it depends on what shoes he decides to wear when goes out, though. Dmeyer, in that pic Frank is gaining some height because he's standing closer to the camera, so that's not much "useful"...
Editor Rob says on 9/Sep/14
Here were those Portman's:
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Brad says on 8/Sep/14
Sly's wedges are killer with Frank.
Clay says on 8/Sep/14
Sly is 5'10.5...with 2 inches worth of shoe under his feet. :) He was in some heavy duty lifts next to 6'2.5 The Rock there.
Dmeyer says on 8/Sep/14
Click Here , more 174cm near 179cm bro
Andrea says on 8/Sep/14
Dmeyer, it's called perspective xD
He doesn't look 5'11.25 next to Statham, they look similar but Sly is gaining some height in that shot against Jason... In the few shots i've seen, Sly can look 3-3.5 inches shorter than Kellan Lutz, not considering the footwear. Now, Rob said Kellan is similar to Alex in person, so Sly really does look 5'8.5 at best next to him...
Zach says on 8/Sep/14
Rob, how do you decide which pictures to put up?
[Editor Rob: just from what I am able (like from the pr photos website), or any which have a 'creative commons' license.]
Dmeyer says on 8/Sep/14
Rob i see no more the 0.5cm more shoes 2 vs 2.5cm
[Editor Rob: I think there could be near 1cm.]
miko says on 8/Sep/14
I suspect its just a matter of time before Sly has a height breakdown. He's pushing 70, and he's held onto his height very well. It will be interesting to see if he starts dropping down into the 5'7 range in the next decade.
Dmeyer says on 7/Sep/14
Click Here , how Côme he looks 5'11.25 near statham and 5'7.75 near lutz
Dmeyer says on 7/Sep/14
Rob Frank is at worst 5'10 how Côme sly looks so tall at 174cm
[Editor Rob: he's got a footwear advantage, at least a cm.]
Jesse Stone says on 7/Sep/14
Some other pictures of his strange shoes:

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Height181 says on 7/Sep/14
Can someone explain to me what ''Portmans'' and ''Munsters'' are? Lol. I want to know..
[Editor Rob: Portman's are a pair of motorbike boots that G used to wear. He wore them when he was eying up Natalie Portman. He may have worn them a lot more than he said. He never mentioned what footwear he had until another shot of him appeared...

In fact I had an email from a famous Italian shoemaker a while ago and he said 'I made him 3.5 inches taller on the streets of New York! But, he never ever paid me in cash. Always autogrammes. One time he handed me an Elvis Presley signed picture as payment. Unbelievable I thought, I've hit the jackpot, this is worth 5 times what his shoes cost. Only problem? It was in blue sharpie :('

But in all seriousness, if I go by G's own claim that converse give an inch and doc martin's near 2 inches, then by this rational, Portman's must give 3 inches*

*ok not really, maybe 1.8-9 inches.
Height181 says on 6/Sep/14
Unbelievable how G still claims 5'8'' on his Instagram Lol. He's still in denial. He also claims Stallone is 5'10.5''!!! Lmao. Partners In Crime...
Arch Stanton says on 6/Sep/14
Rob can you add a photograph and update with films like the Rocky series, the Rambo series, the Expendables series, Cliffhanger, Demolition Man, Judge Dredd, The Specialist and Cobra?
Danimal says on 5/Sep/14
Andrea says on 4/Sep/14
Well, this video is from 2008, so Sly was still at his "peak" of 5'9, according to your listing.

Not many 62 year old men are still at their "peak" Andrea.
Jesse Stone says on 5/Sep/14
In the video his shoes have got thick soles (3cm - 4cm). With lifts inside the entire footwear can give him about 8 cm ( 3 inches)!
Andrea says on 5/Sep/14
Height81, i'm italian too. He can look near 175 in tv but to be fair i wouldnt put him over 173-174! His claim of 180 is quite hilarious. I remember him next to a 189-190 actor where he could look nearer 170 than 175 but i guess his posture isnt immaculate at times...
Height181 says on 5/Sep/14
If I took height tips from Sly, I could end up maybe looking 6'4''! Sly is a sly guy. Almost as sly as G.
Dmeyer says on 5/Sep/14
S'y has big shoes that could give 2.5-2.75 if they have lift inside and yet look barely taller the tv presentater could be 175
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS says on 4/Sep/14
Jesus Those brown boots look like they were packed with some huge lifts. Its the clip that Andrea posted that im talking about.
Rob what do you think Sly is packing in those boots??
[Editor Rob: it's hard to tell, he could have an extra inch but I can't see it as clear.]
Nolifts81 says on 4/Sep/14
Andrea- The presenter is Italian, like me,his name is Carlo Conti I've seen him a lot of times and is no less than 175cm. Sly had big lifts in his shoes that evening
Frankie68 says on 4/Sep/14
@andrea.....his boots look 4inches easily......he got the whoppers on big time....
Andrea says on 4/Sep/14
Well, this video is from 2008, so Sly was still at his "peak" of 5'9, according to your listing. With those things he has on the feet, how tall can he look? Like a 5'10 man? This guy dared to claim 180 in an interview sometime ago! And to be fair, i really thought he could appear anywhere between 5'8 and 5'9 on tv! 171-172 would be quite a shock!
Here he is with an italian guy i showed you in the past with Djokovic and Benigni:
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That guy claims 183 but he does look closer to 180...
You rule out 173-174?
[Editor Rob: if Sly has an extra inch in his footwear then maybe the guy could be in that 173-4 range. It's too hard to tell in that clip though.]
Andrea says on 4/Sep/14
Rob, how tall does the presenter looks?
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[Editor Rob: possibly 171-2]
italianoGuy says on 3/Sep/14
1.76 m and close thistopic
Frankie68 says on 3/Sep/14
@jesse stone...if the guy wears whoppers for be 5'9 or even 5'10...than how big can he possibly be without them
Jesse Stone says on 3/Sep/14

If you say so.. I have never seen him in real life. But it's true his outsized shoes say a lot!
Danimal says on 3/Sep/14
Greg says on 27/Aug/14
He was a tadd shorter than 5'8" Burt Young in the 1976 movie "Rocky"
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And Stallone was in heels during the majority of Rocky, Rocky 2 and so on. Also, it's been said that Burt Young was even 5'7".
Frankie68 says on 2/Sep/14
Sly is 5' the morning ,,,noon..and night...i dont care what anyone says....he has to wear monster shoes just to pull off 5'9 or 5'10....
Jesse Stone says on 2/Sep/14
Saw The Expendables III yesterday. His shoes are probably not the same as the ones from the other actors. But he still seem to be shorter or as tall as Snipes, Statham, Gibson (at the end-fight-scene), and a bit taller than Banderas. Clearly shorter than Schwarzenegger and Ford.

I don't know but my hunch is he's (now in 2014) around 5'8 - 5'8 1/2. And maybe reatched 5'9 at peak in his youth.
Brad says on 1/Sep/14
Keep in mind his footwear is sliced and diced and refitted with wedge....he fools everybody.
Jesse Stone says on 1/Sep/14
@Junior31: Yeah, this is a working theory.I was damn surprised about these shoes, indeed!
Junior31 says on 1/Sep/14
Jesse Stone says on 31/Aug/14
Look at this. Pretty obvious...

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Unbelievable. Why would a person worth 9 FIGURES wear a disaster of a shoe like that? Why because it makes him taller. For him to wear something so ugly to be taller says a lot about his height as well as his height complex. Looks similar to the horrendous shoes he wore in muscle beach back in the day with Colombo and Arnold.

When he's with guys within 2 inches of his real height he will wear a slight lift. When he's with tall guys the sky is the limit no pun intended.

In 1975 he woke up at 5'9 and went to bed 5'8 and change
In 2014 he wakes up 5'8 and change and dips to a hair under

He wears lifts because a 5'8 action star in hollywood just won't cut it

I think if rob and sky stood face to face barefoot today upon waking rob is a hair taller.
Dmeyer says on 31/Aug/14
I have watched sly shoes over the years , he some times wears regular 1inchers other Times regular thick shoes 1.2-1.4in type , some Times cowboy type 1.5-1.8in , some times élévators in the 2.25in type and on rare ocassions shoes that could give 2.5-2.75 in or close to 3in , so he Gets a boost Anywere 0.5in to near 2in and can look Anywere 5'9.5-5'11 so 5'7-8in is not possible 5'8.5-9in is possible
Andrea says on 31/Aug/14
Lol, Dmeyer. 6'0.25? I mean, that pic is even worse than G's ones: no visible ground, footwear,etc... As far as i know, Sly could be standing on something or in heels. And The Rock, well, he's not 6'3...
Jesse Stone says on 31/Aug/14
Look at this. Pretty obvious...

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tuite says on 29/Aug/14
i was thinking how the hell a 5´7.5 guy (most of you think he is that height) how he can look like a 6´0.25 guy what kind of shoes he was wearing in that pic? anyone could explain it. Rob?
Brad says on 28/Aug/14
Wow, heavy duty Munster action with The Rock. Herman needs to get them back!
Dmeyer says on 28/Aug/14
Click Here , the night he looked 5'11 his foot posture seems ok
Dmeyer says on 28/Aug/14
Sly pulls of 6'0.25 with 6'3 the rock Click Here
tuite says on 28/Aug/14
that pic brad was made in a scene where burt was on steps al least one foot and burt is on boots and sly just sneakers
Zach says on 27/Aug/14
Arnold has shrunk considerably since his peak. Sly hasn't shrunk by much, and not at all IMO. Sly is almost falling over as Brad correctly pointed out due to the amount of lifts in his boots. Having said that I dont trust most of Arnie's footwear in recent years either, he seems to have become very height conscious too given his loss of 2+inches.
Junior31 says on 27/Aug/14
Met Burt young two times. One of them he was taller then me and I'm robs height 5'8 and change lol. Another time inches shorter. I have no idea how that's possible. He's must be getting some kicks from sly's closet!! Lol
Realist says on 27/Aug/14
Peak was a strong 5'8 i.e 5'8.25 today about 5'7.5 . Never really saw 5'9 in his life.
Greg says on 27/Aug/14
He was a tadd shorter than 5'8" Burt Young in the 1976 movie "Rocky"
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My guess would have been 5'7.5"
Brad says on 27/Aug/14
He's packing so much wedge with Arnold he's falling forward. Typical Sly red carpet action.
James says on 27/Aug/14
173-175cm now 175cm peak
burby says on 26/Aug/14
Red carpet bricks with Arnold.
Dmeyer says on 26/Aug/14
Click Here 2in under arnie plus 0.5in more shoes plus 0.5in better posture 3in sly 5'8.5 arnie 5'11.5
Dmeyer says on 26/Aug/14
@ med in that shot arnie has a Brown shoes with a solid 1.3in Heel sly has a boot 1.7-1.8in type so barely 1-1.5cm more shoes in some shots he looks 2in shorter plus posture and 0.5in footwear that mean nearer 3in
Danimal says on 25/Aug/14
italianoGuy says on 16/Aug/14
1.76 m

So you think he's taller than his 5'9" wife even though all the evidence points to the contrary?
med says on 24/Aug/14
He must be wearing huge lifts,he looks 1 inch smaller than Arnold
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Brad says on 22/Aug/14
He was 5' 8.5" 40 years ago.
Ian C. says on 22/Aug/14
Check out the poster for his new Expendables movie, which is an ensemble standing portrait of everybody in the movie, and Sly is the biggest guy in the group, beating out Dolph Lundgren. Also, he's lighting a cigar, so he obviously didn't care that it was supposed to be a nonsmoking poster. Steroids really work.
The Exorcist says on 21/Aug/14
Question for Rob:

Do you think he's been looking 5'8.5" for a while, or was it recent photos and videos behind your decision to downgrade him?
[Editor Rob: he goes up and down. In normal shoes with no obvious lifts, that's the time he can start to look a weak 5ft 9 and 174, but catch him standing at measured height and in some boots or suspicious footwear and suddenly he's back over 5ft 9]
truth says on 20/Aug/14
Honestly at times he could look easily 177cm or a weak 5ft10 in the younger days. Today a weak 5ft9.
Dmeyer says on 20/Aug/14
2.5-3in is possible from boots
the shredder says on 20/Aug/14
Those Bricks do give a good 3 or more , but he'd only look 2 or more in them.
Bernie says on 19/Aug/14
You took a look at the bricks Sly was running around in D.M. which Zach has uploaded recently? Hmh, not really the smallest ones Sly brought out here...
You think these bricks (somehow i like this description..) don't give 3 inches... wow... at least i'd say.. and nevertheless "only" has 3 inches on Mr. Bullock (yes i know listed 5'7", but i doubt..) A pretty easy calculation this is..
Don't suppose Sly would have missed the chance by wearing such massive boots to add some bonus height.... Not really surprising news.. between 5'7.5-5'7.75 max., not a tad above in his prime...
MP says on 19/Aug/14
I met him and shook his hand when he was filming Driven back in 2000. I'm about 5'8 3/4" or 174 or 175cm. He seemed a little taller than me, but he was wearing some kind of boots. It was such a quick encounter, I couldn't really tell how tall he was. But definitely seemed taller than me.
Brad says on 19/Aug/14
Those Demolition Man bricks are priceless. Farrah Fawcett wore those on Charlie's Angels in female variety.
RobV says on 19/Aug/14
@ Parker. I think that's a very good point about other actors in films with Stallone also wearing lifts. Just focussing on Stallone misses the point that a lot of actors do it. Specially for red carpet events because there is no doubt at all that if your favourite hardman actor looks tiny next to some actress or comedian it spoils the PR image. It explodes all the careful film effects to make you look big (and of course tall). Why else to so many muscular actors who are already tall quote that they are a couple of inches taller than they are.

So yeah, if one is to call out Stallone, then in all probability many of the other actors in that shot are also wearing lifts. It's just that we have noticed Stallone, probably because he really pushes it.

As a lift wearer myself, it's the old rule 'an inch is completely unnoticeable in footwear, 2 inches is fine in some and 3 inches is always tricky. Elevators are a different matter, but there are issues there as well - styling (for all their moneys a lot of well known guys wear out-of-date) and the temptation to wear wildly inappropriate elevators with the wrong pants/jeans. Great chunky work boots with black tie/tux.

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