How tall is Sylvester Stallone - Page 28

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Peak: 5ft 8.92in (175cm)
Current: 5ft 8.06in (172.9cm)
Mr. Awesome said on 18/Jan/06
jeez that picture startled me when jacko's mug popped up...ok on a serious note, jacko is known for having very poor posture...he even looks to be slouchinga bit in that pic...add lifts to stallone, and he can easilly appear taller than a hunching jacko
Tubbs said on 18/Jan/06
Well, if Jacko is 5'10, what does that make Sly? About 6'1 in elevators, 5'10 without.....What d'ya reckon guys? I've never really got involved in the Stallone height mystery, he really is the biggest enigma on here.
http://www.schmarrotzer.de/navigation_bilder/StalloneJackson.jpg

[Editor Rob: could be a publicity shot...it would have been interesting to see a full-scap shot of this thing]

Height Detective said on 17/Jan/06
Ok so in this picture he was wearing lifts ?

http://www.earlmcgrathgallery.com/galleryartists/mcmullan/StalloneEddieMurphy_121086.jpg
Zach said on 17/Jan/06
Rob, before you capitulate to tgri's incessant postings of 'he definitely 5'10', 'Rob when u put his height up' 'I watch rocky today he look so big' etc and actually put his height up as u suggested below, I think you should provide an explanation of his and deniro's pic

http://www.moviesection.de/v3/img/datenbank/cop1.gif

And the many other countless sightings of him hovering around the 5'8 mark. All the 'tall' sightings can more or less be explained by his 3 decades or so of plunging money into expert elevators (would the average guy really suspect the trainers he's wearing with Hogan to be elevators? Not really, yet they take him upto within a few inches of the 6'4 hulkster), yet the pictures where he's evidently 5'8? How can they be explained? Everyone else wearing elevators?

[Editor Rob: yes, elevator trainers is what he appears to sometimes wear. On getty type stallone basketball (or nba) and there's pics of his trainers...in one of them his ankle bone is showing and I think that kind of gives away - not only that, the size of the backpiece of his trainers looks more than normal trainers, maybe another sign.]
Ziggy said on 17/Jan/06
How tall is actor Kurt Russell? In Tango & Cash, there is a scene of them walking barefoot, stark naked, with their back turned to the camera; their heights are identical.
nolifts81 said on 17/Jan/06
No way De Niro is less than 5'9". Sly in each photo is always a little bit taller(about 2 cm). The famous photo in Copland where they appeared to be the same height is not fair because de Niro was on a taller streetzone.
Danimal said on 17/Jan/06
Kam, Deniro is NOT 5'7"!! the man is over 5'8".
Anonymous said on 16/Jan/06
nolifts81,
I do not hate Sly, I admire him as an actor. I have met him in person and I am 5'10" barefooted and I stand 5'11.5 in shoes.I was alot taller and would put him in 5'9.5 or 5'10" rang and I am sure he was wearing lifts at least 2"(heel included) which would put him as 5'8" barefooted. Ray Liotta, co-star in Copland is 5'11" and Sly was alot shorter than he is.So, I do not understand why people say is 5'11". Wake up people he wears lifts for a reason b/c he is short!
Mr. Awesome said on 16/Jan/06
sorry, i forgot to add this...He did stand a very strong 5'8'', and i would bet that he may have been 5'8.5'' when he was younger.
Mr. Awesome said on 16/Jan/06
maddy, i was within a foot of stallone when i asw him; easilly close enough to gague his height with my own. therefore, i completely rule out 5'9''...compared to the numerous other men around, he just didn't seem to be of average height; definitely a bit below, but not short like several of the 5'7'' sightings. true, nolifts, the guy's in good shape, well cut, and muscular, but he's a far cry from what I and most people would consider a "body-builder", especially at his age. and if you're going by that argument, Arnold is reportedly under 6 feet, and he's never looked short in his life.
nolifts81 said on 16/Jan/06
A lot of people here hate Sylvester Stallone. He is close to 5'10" but you don't look at the evidence. When you have a body like Stallone is normal to appear shorter than you really are.Mr Olimpia Colemann said in an interwiew that if a bodybuilder is not at least 6ft tall he appeares always short for peoples, also if he is 5'10" or 5'11". In each photo I've seen, Sly doesn't look under 5'10". Often he appears to be 6ft because he wears elevator shoes or lifts.I'm sure that barefeet he is close to 5'10"(177cm).Sharon Stone said to be 5'8.5 (I believe her) and Stallone in the shower scene is about 3 cm taller: so he is 177cm.
maddy said on 16/Jan/06
to Mr Awesome :

you said : "He's also very stocky, which I believe works against him in the fact that people think he's shorter because of it."

I Think You're right !

were you close enough to Sly to compare height ?

can he still 5.9 according to you ? or is it impossible ?

thanks
Chris said on 15/Jan/06
Yes, Rob it
Anonymous said on 15/Jan/06
Thanx for that update Mr. Awesome. Rob, to much information is coming through here that he is under 5'9. The man is 5'8 without his magic shoes.
Mr. Awesome said on 15/Jan/06
Yesterday I saw Stallone in person. He made an appearance at the Philadelphia Flyers game at the Wachovia Center. The interesting thing was that he was wearing a flyers jersey with Balboa 06 on the back, jeans, and what appeared to be trainers. I saw him in the tunnel where the Zamboni comes out. I was able to get access to this area (closed off to the public) because, as I've said before, my uncle is an NHL official. There were approximately 20 other men around (venue workers, reporters, camera-men, Flyers/NHL employees, and possibly some disguised bodyguards), and of the group he was noticably one of the shorter men around. 5'8'' is right on with this guy, without shoes. While his shoes didn't look dubious, I can't rule out the possibility that they gave him an inch or so of extra height, but i suspect them to be legit. That's why I stand firm that he's 5'8'' barefoot, 5'9'' in normal shoes. I was wearing boots with 1.5 inch lifts in them, which made me about 5'10'', and he was a bit shorter; 5'9''ish. He's also very stocky, which I believe works against him in the fact that people think he's shorter because of it. What I couldn't get over was that he looks REALLY old in person; wrinkled and everything. I don't reckon Sly was expecting anyone to be scrutinizing his height then, otherwise he might have worn his magic shoes!
Glenn said on 15/Jan/06
yeah,but again all this talk,and you never see him here in NYC where he's 5-11!
316 said on 13/Jan/06
Time for one more pic here. Herz Stallone standing next to 6'5 Dolph Lundgren(Not a pic from Rocky4).
http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=50744127&cdi=0
Dolphs posture is kinda funny in that pic but stallone as usual is in his military posture. Not knowing what kinda footwear both are wearing, I estimate stallone is atleast 5-5.5" shorter than Dolph, putting stallone at 5"11.5 with shoes on. Maybe, he was wearing one of his magic shoes that day.
Jim said on 13/Jan/06
If Sly is 5-11 he sure does not look like it when standing next to Jack Nickson(5'9'), (5'9")Depp, (5'9")De Niro,if at all about an .05" taller and I know he is wearing lifts. I bet Glenn is 5'8" with shoes.
Glenn said on 12/Jan/06
anything is possible with this guy.all I know is I saw him as recent as a few months ago,and he looked 5-11,5-11 1/2.I sized hom up by standing next to him,and people confirmed my guess was right.good lifts I guess.
Ziggy said on 12/Jan/06
nolifts81 and all else:
I myself used to have boots made by the same Italian cobbler that does all the major celebs, Pasquale DiFabrizio, so I know from what he's told me Sly's height is 5-8 (Burt Reynolds, by the way, also). I have since hired a new cobbler to do my custom footwear. The boots you see are custom made by him. These are just the prototypes; the final production boots look even better. I had them made in several colors and in genuine gator, ostrich, and kangaroo which I imported from the Artioli shoe factory in Italy. He will also be making some custom cowboy boots for me as well. Now, as to height - that is something he and I worked to perfect for the last 2 years. Let me tell you, trying to encompass style, fit, finish, comfort, and maximum height is the challenge of a lifetime, but, I think we've accomplished it. I will warn you that TO DO IT RIGHT, YOU NEED TO GO CUSTOM, AND IT AIN'T CHEAP! The assembly-line Richlee-type product and the removeable inserts you can purchase on the net are fine for persons wanting approx. 2" of added height and don't care too much about wanting a unique and individual style. Style is a big deal to me. I do all the designing myself, but I'm just meticulous and anal - that's just me. Getting back to the height issue - I am able to squeeze a net height of 3.625" out of these boots and we're working on yet another prototype that will add another 1/4". My goal is to get as close to 4" taller, but that seems unlikely due to styling issues; more like 3.75", like you said, is TOPS. No way Sly gets a net of 4.5" from his boots unless they're ugly-looking platform shoes. The 4.5" Pasquale speaks of is probably the measurement from the bottom of the heel to the top of the inner insert which does NOT indicate the actual height you get. That 4.5" will get you maybe 3.25" net. My boots now measure 4.75" from the bottom of the heel to the top of the inset. So, the rule of thumb is to take about 1/ 1/8" off that measurement and that will give you an approximation of your net height.

I wish there was a way to market my designs and engineering that went into all my efforts, but I don't know if there is really enough of a market for custom-made elevator footwear other than with the famous and the rich which is very limited. Most folks would be abject to spending the time and expense (around $1000 a piece total) in going this route I think, but who knows. As the saying goes, "you gotta pay if you wanna play".




Ziggy,I am from Italy and I would like to know how I could buy Boots like those you posted. On Internet Is impossible to find boots like those. I would ask to you another thing: Do you think that custom made elevator shoes could make people taller of 4 or more inches? Do you think that Sly in the past weared elevator shoes that make him taller of 4.5 inches? Personally I think that is impossible being taller than 3.75 with elevaton shoes on. Compliments great boots.
nolifts81 said on 12/Jan/06
Anyone knows how tall is Jennifer Flavin (Wife of sly)? I've seen a pic where they are wearing the same shoes (nike shox)and they are exactly the same height.
nolifts81 said on 12/Jan/06
Ziggy,I am from Italy and I would like to know how I could buy Boots like those you posted. On Internet Is impossible to find boots like those. I would ask to you another thing: Do you think that custom made elevator shoes could make people taller of 4 or more inches? Do you think that Sly in the past weared elevator shoes that make him taller of 4.5 inches? Personally I think that is impossible being taller than 3.75 with elevaton shoes on. Compliments great boots.
Anonymous said on 12/Jan/06
I do not think Sly is 5'7" more like 5'8" barefoot. Sly shoes do not look normal on Tango and Cash. Kurt wore 2" heel boots and Sly wore 3" heel shoes so to appear alot taller than Kurt which are both pretty much the same height. I beleive now Sly knows everyone knows he were lifts to appear taller so, heels are not as large 1.5" and his hidden lifts 1" to try to fool people his shoes are normal.But he doesn't fool me.
Have you seen the pictures of Sly shoes and his wife sitting at the Lakers game.Those tennis do not look noraml(to large) compare his wifes high heels not to much difference.
Anonymous said on 12/Jan/06
I am 5'10 measured by my doctor with no shoes on and when I met stallone I was taller then him. Have you seen pictures of Sly(5'8")with 2"heel boots which will make him 5'10" and Travolta (6'), if he was close to 5'11" there would not be such a big difference in height also Sly's body frame looks small as well.So there is no way Sly is close to 5'11"! Even with Jonny Depp(5'9) he is not towering over him.
elio said on 12/Jan/06
I can see we're not going to agree on this.

First of all, just cause someone stands 5'11.5" in shoes does not mean that people will think they're nearly 6 foot. They'll be considered about 5'10". Look at him standing no more than an inch shorter next to Denzel Washington, who must be around 6'0" - 6'1" in shoes.

If you want to think that it's feasible for Stallone to walk around with 3.5" - 4.5" lifts in public for the last 20 years then fair enough. Personally, when i've seen pictures of his shoes looking 'unusual' they look as if they're adding no more than 2 1/2 inches of height. I'm pretty sure Glenn would have noticed something odd if sly was wearing shoes that add over a third of a foot!

Also, I wouldn't go so far as to call Sly my hero. I liked the Rocky films, but If every actor who was in a movie I liked was my hero, I'd have a hell of a lot of heroes.
Ziggy said on 12/Jan/06
elio - go to this link and tell me what you think of these boots:

www.dotphoto.com (username: BOOTMAN pw: fkoff)

Bear in mind these are custom protoypes and are always worn with slacks covering them all the way to the heel.
Glenn said on 12/Jan/06
his shoes always looked normal.hard to tell what his height is.5-8 min.5-10 max in bare feet.
vaj said on 11/Jan/06
Elio,
Glenn might be 5'8 with shoes on , just look at Stallone's wife which I think is around 5'6-5'7 when she wears (3")high heels she is a little taller than he is.
If he was so tall as 5'11.5 why would most people be surprised how short he is in person and why would celeb's also make fun of his height so much? If he was 5'10 barefoot and we all know he wears lifts for a reason, he would be 6'or 6'1" which I really doubt it.Someone who is 5'8" can appear to be 5'10" easily with on lifts.
So Elio I am sorry to let you know that your hero Sly is short!
dmeyer said on 11/Jan/06
i think the best guess for stallone is 5'9.5" and can look taller with lifts in a movie he looks the same as robert patrick it means he can look near 6 feet so sly is in the 176 177 cm range
elio said on 11/Jan/06
Sorry to break it to you vaj, but 5'8 is just impossible.

Your assumption seems to be based on hoping that EVERYONE ELSE is barefoot.

If Glenn is 5'8, then he would be standing roughly at the 5'9 mark in that pic, assuming he was wearing standard shoes.

To me, the top of Stallone's head looks AT MINIMUM 2 1/2 inches higher up than Glenn's.

So Stallone would have been standing around the 5'11.5" mark in whatever shoes he's wearing. For him to be 5'8", he would have needed to wear shoes that give 3.5" of extra height.

That's an unbelievably sized elevator shoe! The wearer of any non-boot shoe that gives more than 2.5" suffers from immediate 'Herman Munster Syndrome' (HMS for short). an elevator shoe that gave a legimate 3.5" gain in height would be practically unwalkable in and instantly recognisable even if the person has enough money to have it custom made.
vaj said on 10/Jan/06
He is 5'8, we all know he wears elevator shoes and to make himself look 5'10 all he needs is 2" elevators shoes(1" heel 1"hidden insole or 5'11 3" elevators shoes (1.5" heel 1.5" hidden insole.
Someone who is 5'9 or 5'10 barefooted would not be short with regular shoes on and Sly is short that is why he wears chunky elevator shoes.He is 5'8 that is why he can give the illusion of being taller so well.
Anonymous said on 9/Jan/06
Yes i saw that pic Cyclops, i also noticed the military posture and hair teased up as well. Hey guys, can you ell me if anybody has seen that pic of Sly with Denzel Washington in it's full lenghth form where you can actually see their feet. Sly looks like he may be standind on his tip toes, the way he looks to be hanging on to Denzel.
Cycklops said on 9/Jan/06
My favorite photo is the one of him shooting "Stayin' Alive," where he has on those massive Prince-style high-heeled boots next to Travolta.
dmeyer said on 8/Jan/06
i have seen pics from the 80's were arnie looks 7 inches taller than stallone
Anonymous said on 7/Jan/06
TGRI, i was not aware of Hogan and Sly's sisters remarks until i started coming to this forum. Just going on what so many people have said regarding his shorter stature and his foot wear, i believe he is shorter than 5'10, prolly 5'8. I suppose we will never know the truth unless we stand side by side with him in his barefeet.
Cycklops said on 5/Jan/06
http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=55314377&cdi=0',%20'',%20'width=640,height=500,menubar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=no,titlebar=no,toolbar=no

Don't know if that's been posted yet. Sly in his fishy shoes with 5'10" Jay Leno. He looks about 5'9.25" there...and he's working those lifts hard to get it...
Zach said on 5/Jan/06
Not sure where or when that Glenn pic was taken but Rob did mention it was on a filmset. Going by the hairstyle, it maybe the Rocky IV one, if it is these are the shoes he wore in all his Rocky films...

http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/1694197.jpg?x=x&dasite=GettyImages&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=56C5058C5BD2E524194B90712B1F4C51
ahuat said on 5/Jan/06
in the picture together with Wepner and DeNiro, Sly looks slightly taller than DeNiro.
Danimal said on 5/Jan/06
That pic with Glen is clearly not an accurate depcition of Sly's height, seeing that Deniro was slightly taller than Glenn and the EXACT same height as Sly in Copland, YET, here we see Sly a good 1.5"-2" taller than Glen. Something is off.
Anonymous said on 4/Jan/06
TGRI, those platform shoes that Sly was wearing in Rocky were about 3 inches. 5-8
Zach said on 4/Jan/06
Sly (probably minus his heels considering he's in training gear) with 5'6 Burt Young:

http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/1694193.jpg?x=x&dasite=GettyImages&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=56C5058C5BD2E5242EC9DE1627F86878

And with Chuck Wepner (6'2?) and 5'8 DeNiro

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/yabragal/denwepsly.jpg
elio said on 3/Jan/06
I think 5'9" is spot on.
Chris said on 2/Jan/06
Zach is right. Well done. Sly is about 5-8 and no more.
elio said on 2/Jan/06
sly walks around on his tiptoes eh? :) And to think, he's been getting away with it for 30 years!!

Perhaps he should take up ballet?
Anonymous said on 2/Jan/06
I agree with you Zack, i would put Sly in the 5'8 mark. Years ago i was at Planet Hollwood in the Mall of America. It was shortly after they had their grand opening. I asked our waiter about Stallones height and he commented that he was very short and his head appeared to be fairly large. I asked him how short was short and he said about 5'5. I think the 5'5 mark is way off, but i will say 5'7 to 5'81/2 is very possible. TGRI, i was just having some fun with you, Sly has been one of my favorite actors since i was a kid, in fact he inspired me to start working out.
Zach said on 2/Jan/06
I really wonder when people will wake up to the fact that Sly constantly wears lifts and will use every trick in the book to 'gain' height (military posture, lean forwards/back, tiptoes).

Regarding Glenn pics - look at him and De Niro:

http://www.celebheights.com/s/Robert-De-Niro-992.html

That shows DeNiro to be 5'8 - 5'8.5.

Now compare DeNiro to Sly the one film in which Sly didnt appear to wear lifts/elevator shoes (although its so easy to slip an inch lift in pretty much any pair of shoes), Copland:

http://www.moviesection.de/v3/img/datenbank/cop1.gif

Stallone is no taller than DeNiro, if anything is half an inch shorter.

Both pictures above were taken in late 90s. If you watch Copland closely both DeNiro and Sly appeared to wear regular shoes, maybe they both had an agreement not to who knows, but I think these pics clearly show Sly to be below 5'9.

I dont think Sly's 5'7, more likely somewhere in the 5'8 range.

A final pic with 5'8.5 DeNiro and who knows what his real height is, a leaning back Harvy Keitel:

http://www.gonemovies.com/WWW/TopFilms/DeNiro/denirocopland2.htm

Sly is the same height as DeNiro, around 5'8.
dmeyer said on 2/Jan/06
he looks a strong 5'10 in that pic
Parker said on 2/Jan/06
Rob - Accepting their are opinions that you can get 4 inch lifts and walk and run, I've seen nothing in either films or photographs or even words coming out of Sly's mouth that suggest he is less than 176/177......are you on that page yet?

[Editor Rob: I think Glenn met him on a movie set (is that right Glenn?)....

the only thing I'm left with Stallone, is if he is wearing lifts...his trainers still to me look like elevator trainers, but if they're not and they don't have lifts then I can buy 5ft 10.

I will say in the escape to victory photos, the heights are right. John Wark is about 5ft 11, and sly beside him looks 5ft 10...]
Joseph said on 1/Jan/06
I have seen a photo of him together with Michael jackson... Michael jackson is 5ft9" and sly looks like being 5ft10" - 5ft11".
elio said on 1/Jan/06
he's absolutely over the 5'8 mark.

If Glenn is 5'8, the top of Glenn's head must be around 5'9" to account for normal shoes.

Sly looks just over 2 inches taller than Glenn there, so WITH SHOES the top of his head must be around the 5'11 and a half mark.

I can't see his footwear adding anymore than 3 1/2". Probably closer to 2 1/2". Which would make sly around 5'9".

For sly to be 5'7, he'd have to be wearing shoes that add about 4 1/2" of height! Impossible! No matter what the alleged shoemaker says.
Anonymous said on 1/Jan/06
hey tgri, Stallone is 5'7. Are you Stallone??? If not please put the crack pipe down.
Parker said on 1/Jan/06
Forget about the hair being teased up - look at the eyes, Sly has a clear 2 inches on Glenn. Glenn is in shoes, which means he's standing 5'9 and Sly 5'11. I've said in earlier posts Sly looks the same height as Mike Summerbee (5'10) in Escape to Victory team photos (in trainers). I don't think Sly is less than 5'9 and not more than 5'10. About 2 inches taller than Cruise.
Anonymous said on 1/Jan/06
So Glen is 5'8 and Sly appears"5'10" beside him. Sly has the good old military post happening, hair is teased up abit and could be wearing 3- 3.5 lifts. That could make Sly 5'7. It is possible for a 5'7 man to appear 5'10 in most pics if he is wears the right foot wear. Could editor Rob be on Sly's payroll? Prolly not but he should be.
JUSTMATT said on 1/Jan/06
I don't know which kind of shoes Sly has on but looking Gleen photos I think he could be 5.9
Viper652 said on 31/Dec/05
I beleive Sly is 5-7, but these 5-5 estimates are crazy.
Anonymous said on 30/Dec/05
Recently met a contractor who did jobs for Hollywood stars (installs custom putting greens in backyards). I asked him what star looked the most different in person. He replied Sly Stallone...said he was no taller than 5'5". He meet him on several ocassions..this guy is not a liar.

[Editor Rob: I've got a photo coming soon for this page with Glenn and Sly...if Sly is 5ft 5 I'm 5ft 3.5!]
Zach said on 30/Dec/05
So where is this alleged barefooted pic of sly and van damme?
TheMan said on 30/Dec/05
Umm well van dammes short probably only about 5,7 talk of him being 5,10 is nonsense aswell lol. Stallone possibly 5,9 maybe a odd floor giving stallone the height advantage anyway. But pictures can be dieciving in one he's nearly astall as Hogan and taller than 6,2 vince mcman lol.
Sylvester is Definately 6'1 said on 30/Dec/05
Explain to me how Van Damme and Sly can stand at a pool barefoot/flatfood and stallone tower over him?
Jerricette said on 29/Dec/05
No way!! This man is shorter than 5,10FT. I am 5. ft 10 and i think he is a bit shorter than this. I have seen silvester at the opening of Planet HOllywood in Amsterdam, but he is shorter. He look much smaller in reallife than on screen.
Anonymous said on 29/Dec/05
US weekly listed Stallone at 5'7. I am a big fan of Stallone, and have enjoyed many of his movies. I find it amazing how an actor of his height has been able to pull off the role of Rocky ,Rambo and a few of his other movies. If you watch some of the new footage of Stallone and Tarver in the latest Rocky, Stallone is very careful with the camera angles of him and Tarver when they are in the ring toghether. You will never see them standing side to side. You will always see Stallone closer to the camera. The man is amazing. For him to be able to pull off what he has at a height of 5'7, he deserves an Oscar for special effects.
TheMan said on 29/Dec/05
Lol that picture was very funny gramps if he had bigshow next to him he'd simply wear 14 inch lifts just to appear tall. Fact is slys nowhere near 6,0 and when it's all said and done and the lifts are tucked back away in the cuboard he's probably only about 5,8 5,9 tops pointless lying about it.
Chris said on 29/Dec/05
Yes MD2. Sly is 5-10 or 5-11 with boots & lifts! He is not 5'9''. 5'7''-5'8' is more convincing.

TheMan said on 28/Dec/05
Stallones no more than 5,8 5,9 tops he's dreaming if he thinks he's 5,10 i mean mr ts not even that tall and he seemed much bigger than stallone. Id say 5,8s he's height. Love to meet him to see. I mean he could well be 5,10 but i doubt it just doesnt seem or even look that tall at all.
Anonymous said on 28/Dec/05
MD2, you can get sandals with lifts in them. I have seen them. The front of the toe is exposed and the heel is not. I very much doubt that Stallone would do a movie without lifts. 
Anonymous said on 28/Dec/05
In her book No Life Gaurd on Duty, Janice Dickinsen writes that she could not believe how short Stallone was and that she thought he was a midget. I remember seeing Eddie Murphy on Arsenio Hall years ago and he mentioned that he was at Stallones place with a few of his buddies. They were sitting around the pool when Stallone came out with a couple boxes of pizzas. Eddie imitates stallone carry the pizzas by geting on his knees implyind that Stallone is short. It may be time to rethink the 5'9 and lower it.
Gramps said on 28/Dec/05
Guys, you've GOTTA see this picture of Sly - - it's beyond belief!
http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=52581797&cdi=0
Viper652 said on 26/Dec/05
Sly is so damn hard to pin down its unreal.
Parker said on 26/Dec/05
I really don#'t see Stallone shorter than 5'9 - The Escape to Vicory photograph displayed by Tubbs below confirms it for me.
http://www.escapetovictory.spodrum.co.uk/photogallery.php?photo=205

As tubbs mentioned below, Mike Summerbee was listed at 5'10 by Man City in the late 60's. I do think that height is genuine for Summerbee - I've seen plenty of photographs with him and George Best (5'9) and Summerbee always had a minimum of an inch on him.

In summary Sly no shorter than 5'9 - more like 5'10 as he himself says.

Anonymous said on 26/Dec/05
I really don't see buddy having an inch on Sly. Sly is in his military pose and i am pretty sure he has something happening in his shoes.Sly is no shorter than 5'8 and no taller than 5'9.
Zach said on 26/Dec/05
Sorry, I didnt comment properly on my earlier posting (http://billpruitt.com/billsly.jpg) when he emailed me back he said he was wearing thick tennis shoes and that Sly appeared to wear boxing ones. Appeared being the operative word with Sly I suppose given his tendency for elevator footwear.

I'm not going to argue blindly though, if he's wearing regular shoes here then it really does appear he's 5'9 at least. Just perplexes me as to how this height fits in with all the other countless comments of him being less than 5'9.

My logic is that if someone genuinely appears within a range of heights then its likely that he's using elevators to go up (since almost everyone on this site is not at a growing age anymore) and that that person is probably at the bottom of the range. But who knows.
Zach said on 25/Dec/05
This painter (and long time stallone fan) met with Sly recently, I emailed him asking how tall he was he said he was 5'8.5 and that Sly easily had an inch on him.

http://billpruitt.com/billsly.jpg
Cobra said on 24/Dec/05
Look at this photo:
The guy on the right is someone who I know through a Stallone-Board, he flew to Las Vegas for Rocky VI.
http://img378.imageshack.us/my.php?image=slyandi2hu.jpg
He is 174 cm.

[Editor Rob: Stallone 'appearing' close to 5ft 10...he's got an annoying habit of looking 5ft 10 an awful lot!]
ahuat said on 21/Dec/05
i think if somebody wear lifts and jump into the ring, his movement will not be good, but after i have a look on rocky 6 photoshots, i can say that stallone really looks like 5.10", also don't forget about the photo with James Caan ( 5.9" ), Stallone has broken foot, and he wear a sandal, he still taller than Caan about 1 inch.
Gramps said on 21/Dec/05
Zach: those "elevator trainers" look more like typical skate shoes you'd buy at Vann's.
Zach said on 20/Dec/05
Rob - I wouldnt be so sure. Of course, no regular guy would be expected to jump about in a ring with lifts on, but this is sylvester stallone we're talking about.

Here's one of many examples of him sparring with his much publicised elevator trainers ON: http://img348.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sly8785vc0nw.jpg

He's sported different types of footwear in his fights in the various rocky's. In the ones against Drago (dolph lundgren) and Hulk Hogan where he had no chance of coming close to their heights he appeared to wear regular sneakers (although what DocAlt mentioned below is very interesting) and those two towered over him by at least a good 8-10inches.

Against Apollo (Carl Weathers) however, and the ones closest in similarity to the ones he's wearing at the moment with Tarver he wore these:

http://www.totalrocky.com/archive/boots.html

Take a close look at them and tell me its not impossible to put lifts in those. Not that Sly would be likely to do something like that to try and fool everyone that he's a 5'9+ guy.

[Editor Rob: cancel my bet ;)

yes, it is possible he could...actually those boots could hide and the crease on them suggest it is possible they could have built-up innards. I just personally would find it unlikely he'd risk jumping about with them on - but then, if they were expertly hand-made then I guess so...maybe the insurance company charges Sly bigger premiums, I can just imagine clause 175 - 'elevator accidents']
Ziggy said on 20/Dec/05
DocAtl, is it possible to give us the links to those old Muscle & Fitness mag photos of Sly?
Ziggy said on 20/Dec/05
Ok - NOW WE HAVE SOME OF THE LATEST FOOTAGE ON SLY - UPDATED FROM THE NEW ROCKY MOVIE:

Here's a link to his Rocky site of a live video of him sparring with 6'-2" Antonio Tarver. In the video clip, Sly looks a solid 5-10, 5-11, I'd say. But - you can't really tell if his running shoes have lifts. I speculate that they do not have lifts since he'd have to wear hi-tops to get any significant height which running shoes cannot accomplish. Unless Tarver's real height is less than 6-2, I'd say I'f might have to change my height assessment of Sly from 5-8 to perhaps 5-10. Let's hear it from the "experts". Enjoy the link:

http://www.rockybalboablog.com

[Editor Rob: Antonio Tarver's official site actually lists him as 6ft 2.5! The half-inch must be important ;)

it's hard to say, but one thing I would bet on is that he wouldn't be jumping about a boxing ring with lifts!]
Anonymous said on 19/Dec/05
Zach, I love that picture. Obviously Hogan is 6'10" and Stallone 5'2". LOL
Zach said on 19/Dec/05
Stallone and Hogan, both with trainers on in R3...

http://www.wrestlingworld.it/Historical/Biografie/hogan2/Capitolo%201%20N2.jpg

Plus slys got his military posture.
Chris said on 19/Dec/05
Stallone has been listed as 5'5'',5'7'',5'8'',5'9'' and 5'10'' on imdb.
Danimal said on 18/Dec/05
They still have Hulk Hogan at 6'5" and at other times I've seen him at 6'4 1/2". IMDB is pretty accurate for the most part..
Glenn said on 18/Dec/05
stewart is 5-10.I have seen him in slippers coming out of a van,after concert.
Zach said on 17/Dec/05
Rob - maybe if you contact these guys they'll tell you what his real height is.

http://www.delesprie.com/secondary.php/page/celeb-stallone

[Editor Rob: I doubt they'd tell :)]
Gramps said on 17/Dec/05
I don't know guys, check out this pic of Stallone with Hulk Hogan. If Stallone was wearing the tallest lifts in the world he still shouldn't look this close to Hogan, even granting that Hogan has shrunk down to around 6'3.5" today.
http://www.hulkhogan.co.uk/newgen111.jpg
Viper652 said on 17/Dec/05
The funny thing is, nobody can pin down Rod Stewarts height either. Is he really 5-10??

[Editor Rob: he wants people to believe he's 5ft 11...actually I really do not think he's anywhere under 5ft 10. The fact some papers continually described him as diminutive and '5ft 5' means many folk probably think he's short...maybe they had it in for him!]
dmeyer said on 16/Dec/05
i have a friend who around 6 feet who has worked on rocky 6 and told me stallone was average 5 ft 9 or 10 he is almost 60
Mr. R said on 15/Dec/05
Steve, I have been in Hollywood for five years, and actors DO NOT have to be 5-10. The main issue is the screen tests - how do they look on camera. This is why we have so many actors of average or below average height. Looks can only be altered so much, but height can always be manipulated or changed.
FASULO said on 15/Dec/05
Dear friends in good tgri photo there is a 173(Depp obviously)VS a 170 cm with lifts(Stallone).Otherwise there are not explanations.
jonny5 said on 14/Dec/05
when contender was on they had an interview in a uk news paper and he stated 5t7
John said on 13/Dec/05
Then how come he looked about a foot taller than Sly in "Rocky III"?
Anonymous said on 11/Dec/05
Joh, you are aware that Hulk Hogan is not 6'7" today and it is debatable if he ever was that height...He has stated 6'6" and 6'7" in his prime and today, he states that he is 6'4"...I don't see him at 6'4"...Maybe 6'3" and change and if Sly can look as tall as 6'0" with his stilts, and Hogan is wearing flats, then the height difference between the two of them makes a lot more sense...
John said on 11/Dec/05
How the hell did he look as tall as 6'7" Hulk Hogan? Sly must have been on stilts!
Mario Nariano said on 10/Dec/05
Stallone wanted too look fat in the movie ( it's probably is best role).
At the beginning we see him in his sandals and he looks 2 inches shorter than Ray Liotta. If you have Sly at 5 ft 7, you Viper think that Ray Liotta is 5 ft 9 (?), Harvey Keitel 5 ft 6 (?) and De Niro as 5 ft 7? I think that those heighs don't make sense at all, we have seen Sly barefoot and his legs aren't that short and he definitly doesn't look 5 ft 7 next to his co-stars.
Viper652 said on 10/Dec/05
I remember old Sly was quite fat in Copland. :) He did look 5-7 in that movie to me.
Danimal said on 9/Dec/05
Actually, 196 pounds is quite heavy for Stallone. This is a man who weighed between 161 and 177 pounds. The one exception was in 1996, when he starred in Copland, where he apparently went up to 212 pounds...
Zach said on 9/Dec/05
nolifts81 - read Ziggy's comments below on the 18 Nov. Ziggy obviously knows what he's talking about and has also says DiFabrizio personally told him that Sly's height is/was 5'8.

Also at his and Briggites wedding...firstly Sly was the one wearing heels in that relationship whilst she obviously didnt. Given that he's prob 5'8 + on the 3.75 lift advantage and he's close to 6'. And if you look carefully the pictures were very carefully crafted, she's always swaying/tilting one way or another, making them more or less the same height. They obviously put a lot of effort into those pics. Check out any other countless pics of the two of them and she's always towering over him.
nolifts81 said on 9/Dec/05
David, Sharon Stone is 5'8" (She says 5'8.5")and Sylvester Stallone was about 1.5 taller.In each occasion where he is barefoot he appeared always close to 5'10" (177cm). Be more realistic.
Cobra said on 9/Dec/05
"196lb!! ....that would make him no more than 5'6" in body weight to height ratio!!"
That`s bulls***.
Sly is always ripped and not that muscular, also he don`t have Bodybuilder legs.
4.5 inche shoes? Of course, and he is walking in them.
nolifts81 is right.
nolifts81 said on 8/Dec/05
I am reading a lot of stupid things. Dear Richard. Pasquale Di Fabrizio (the specialist shoemaker)never said the height of Sylvester Stallone, he said only that he added about 4.5 inches to his height for 16 years. Believe me I have a brother that use elevator shoes or shoe lifts sometimes and I could assure you that there is no way to appear more than 3.75 taller. The top of the lift could be also at 4.5 or at 5 inches but when you wear them you are max 3.75 taller if you not wear a zeppa shoes. Only with a Zeppa you could be taller and Stallone didn't wear Zeppa shoes. They are only for women and are ridicoluos. This was said to me from a specialist shoemaker more techical than Pasquale di Fabrizio. So I think that for 16 years he made for Stallone 4.5 elevator shoes but Stallone appeared only 3.75 taller no more!!!.If he was 5'7" or 5'8" how could appears the same height of Brigitte Nielsen (184cm barefoot)at their marriage? In other occasions:the hall of fame for Hulk Hogan where he appeared only 3-4 inches shorter than Hogan. How is possible if the elevator shoes could only influence your height by about 3.75 inches? I think that is time to look at Sylvester Stallone with more obiettivity. I am not a fan of Stallone but I think that he isn't a liar and he is close to 5'10"(about 177cm). Look at the shower scene with Stone(5'8")where he is about 1.5 inches taller or with Russell(5'9")where he is a little bit taller. Please don't say stupid things but look with obiettivity.
Glenn said on 6/Dec/05
my friend in vegas has been running into him alot lately and he is reporting the 5-7 5-8 most people see.I see a lot taller version.so has this same friend,so Im not nuts.
CoolJ said on 4/Dec/05
TJ:
BoxRec has Hatton at 5'6.. I say he's 5'6. He was shorter than 5'7 Tszyu when they fought
Zach said on 4/Dec/05
Recent pic of Sly and Burt Young...

http://www.womenboxing.com/NEWS2005/photosfornews2005/555StalloneBurtYoung.jpg

Cobra said on 4/Dec/05
Rob, I think it is time to give him at least 177 cm. :)
cendrin rovini said on 4/Dec/05
No way Rambo is any smaller than 181cm. He was the hero of my childhood and in some German magazine they wrote 181cm (and wrote, that's small ;-(.
TJ said on 4/Dec/05
CoolJ, Ricky Hatton is 5'7, not 5'6. Stallone looks about 3 inches taller in that pic, which would make him 5'10 if not wearing special shoes. I think it unlikely that Sly doesn't have some kind of shoe advantage though, even if only an inch.
Ziggy said on 3/Dec/05
By the way, Tarver is 6"2". See how much shorter Sly is.

http://www.boxrec.com/media/index.php?title=Boxer:Antonio_Tarver:014043
Ziggy said on 3/Dec/05
If you can make it to Vegas, here's where you can sign up to be in the actual fight scenes between Sly and Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver in Rocky 6:

http://www.beinamovie.com/movie.php?mtitleid=51
Ziggy said on 3/Dec/05
If you want to put this to rest once and for all, Sly will be in Vegas filming Rocky 6 Dec. 5-8. Bring your digital!
CoolJ said on 3/Dec/05
Stallone with 5'6" boxer Ricky Hatton
http://www.fightnews.com/1photos/tay-hop_rg5.jpg
Danimal said on 2/Dec/05
MCFLy, are you looking at the same picture as all of us are?? You honestly see a 9 inch height difference in height between Hogan and Stallone in that recent pic? No way!!
Ron said on 2/Dec/05
I lived near Sly as a teen in Philadelphia, and was in class with his brother Frank at Pollack school on Welsh Rd.I remember they lived on the 2700 block of Mower St. He is definately shorter than my 5'9" height.
Glenn said on 1/Dec/05
he is also bare foot in tango and cash.the guy is 5-9,5-10.looking as big as 5-11,6 feet in his magic shoes.
Zombie King said on 1/Dec/05
He stood in front of me at the DMV in Santa Monica (which was across the street from what was then his gym.) He 5 foot 6 maybe...but all muscle.
Tubbs said on 1/Dec/05
I wonder if Sly has ever had any embarrasing moments at airports, or with security and been asked to remove his shoes? We dont have that problem in the UK, but I know a guy who went to New York some time ago, and he had to remove his shoes to get into a shop. Is this a problem in America for the lift wearing population?
Zach said on 30/Nov/05
Rare situation where Sly is barefooted...any idea how tall this guy from Lock Up is Rob?

http://img212.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lu68ne.jpg

Also in demolition man when Sly is being led to the freezer by two security guards he's barefooted..if you knew their heights maybe Sly's could be pinpointed too.

Also, Sly's prob unlikely to be wearing lifts here...

http://www.sinemafanatik.com/resimler/driven.jpg
Mr. R said on 30/Nov/05
I am probably the only one who remembers when The Hulkster started. For the Rocky movies, and his early WWF career, when he was a bad guy, he was always listed as the "7 foot Hulk Hogan", making Stallone look even smaller!
dmeyer said on 30/Nov/05
most site list him at 5 ft 9 or 10
dmeyer said on 30/Nov/05
rob i think you right is no shorter than 5'9 maybe 177
Glenn said on 29/Nov/05
look at stallone and kurt russel both in their bare feet in the tango movie.russel can be listed as 5'10'' but I hear he is 5'8''.stallone is an inch or 2 taller in th scene.I never met kurt.stallone yes.stallone looks tall to me.Im 5'8''.my friends say russel is 5'8''.so stallone is 5'10'',I beleive.explains why he can look 5''11,or 6 feet to me and my friends, in his shoes.or maybe.just maybe he is 5' 8'' and wears lifts to make him 5'11''.
Danimal said on 29/Nov/05
I have to clear this up for ALL OF YOU!!! Hogan has not just lost height due to age and bodyweight, etc....The man began losing height in 1990, after his first major back operation, whereby they fused an inch and a qarter of his spinal discs. From that point onward he had numerous more back operations, 2 knee operations and an entire hip replacement.The man has stated himself to lost 3 inches due to this and now being 6'4" from his 6'7" peak height...He may have been 6'6" and change and is now only 6'3" and change, but the evidence is there for all to see with recent pics, compared to his pics taken in the 80's next to men like Donald Trump, Muhammed Ali, Jesse Ventura, Vince McMahon, and Sylvester Stallone, who he towered over....
HeightFind said on 29/Nov/05
It's no use using the Hogan/Stallone comparison - Hulk Hogan,being a very tall man, has shrunk a good couple of inches,perhaps even more,due to his age,training regime and weight.It is a known medical fact that tall men(6 feet plus)carrying excess weight can shrink alarmingly as they advance in years.Stallone,being 5'9" barefoot is probably STILL the same height as he was in his youth.That is the advantage that men of average height enjoy.They lose very little,if any height at all due to age,so long as they are fit and healthy.
Zach said on 29/Nov/05
A more recent picture of Hogan, Stallone and Mr T...

link
Jason said on 29/Nov/05
Hogan isn't 6'4'' today, 6'3'' is being optimistic. In all honesty, Hogan has got around 4 inches on Stallone even in his big lifts. There's other pics of this event at different angles and Stallone doesn't look quite as tall next to Hogan as he does there ... I can see Stallone being only in the 5'7'' - 5'8'' region in bare feet.
anony said on 29/Nov/05
http://www.vnn.vn/dataimages/original/images361175_Avedon_Stallone_Schiffer_Versace.jpg

nuf' said. he has short legs, he's 5 7 max. 5 '11 with the special shoes
Danimal said on 28/Nov/05
Being an avid bodybuilder myself for over 16 years now, I know that Joe Weider, hailing from my hometown of Montreal, Canada was a legit 5'10" and weighed between 160-165 during his competitions...Arnold S. was between 6'1" and 6'2"...Hogan I believe was around 6'7" at his peak. He has had NUMEROUS back operations, whereby they removed and fused some of his discs together, as well as severalm knee replacements and hip replacements...There goes a few inches immediately and it's noticeable...Superstar Billy Graham was at one point 6'3"-6'4", but after going through the same surgeries as Hogan, he looks to be have lost AT LEAST half a foot. In fact, there was a pic of Hogan and Graham, standing side by side and there was MAX 2-4 inches between them and then there is another photo taken several years later, whereby Billy is below Hogan's shoulders...Now, Hogan is at the other end of the spectrum...In regards to Stallone, I'm really not sure...He was shorter than Mr.T in the eighties, but as was mentioned in Copland, he stood the exact same height as Deniro, who is between 5'9" and 5'10", so it's hard to tell. My question is, how much has Hogan shrunk? He stated this year that he has lost a total of 3 inches, but I dare say that he has lost more...
Zach said on 27/Nov/05
Weider - another one involved in this Sly height PR bs. They'd already met early in the 80s in Sly's own gym.

Schwarzenegger always had a good 3-4inches on Weider atleast, heres a recent pic: http://web.wireimage.com/images/thumbnail/400825.jpg

Which makes Weider what 5'9? Possibly less if, as this site claims, Arnie is only 6'0.

And Weider easily has atleast an inch on Sly, despite Sly's military pose attempts: http://www.stallonestories.com/SlysGym/htm/gym34.htm

[Editor Rob: weider's in his 80's now, but don't think he's lost that much height though...]
nolifts81 said on 27/Nov/05
Franco Columbu (a great bodybuilder) trained Sly for Rocky 3 and he described Stallone as a 5'10" bomb.Recently Joe Weider met Sly at the arnold classic and during an interwiew he said that he expected that sly was a short man but he confessed that sly is not a short man but he is at least 5'10" or a little more.
Anonymous said on 27/Nov/05
a friend of my who is about 174 cm met stallone for a meating and told me that sly was a good inch over him he described him as 178
Glenn said on 27/Nov/05
sly can look 5'11, 6 feet.Ive met him many times.cant say whats in the shoes.Im betting he really is 5'10''.I agree with the few of you that say that.minimum is 5'9''.laura prepon said 5'3''.and so do people who havnt seen him.they have this theory he is 5'3''-5'5'',the general public that is.he is for sure the tallest supposed short person I ever met.mel gibson is the biggets liar,and tom cruise is for sure 5'7'' and not hiding it.
Tubbs said on 26/Nov/05
In that second picture from tgri of Sly with Hogan, you can tell by the look on his face that he's thinking ' hey, i'm nearly as tall as Hulk Hogan'. To be honest he does, and even if hulk is only 6'3 these days, Sly has got to be 5'10.

[Editor Rob: I thought I was going to catch Sly on the course beside a legit heighted guy...anyway on this page you can see sly in golf shoes (carrying big bag aswell) near kevin sorbo, but alas Sly has moved a bit closer to camera than kevin. Also note the pics of sorbo and kevin james on that page...

to remind, here is sorbo with a slight lean beside me link]
Zach said on 26/Nov/05
Rob - question for you, which you keep seeming to ignore - why is that when..

- Stallone's own sister (who would know his height better?) says he's LESS THAN 5'9
- Sly's good friend Hulk Hogan states in his autobiography that Stallone is 'MAX 5'8'
- Goldman, a man intent on finding out Sly's height literally goes after him and states his height as 67inches/5'7

why is that you reckon that all these guys are lying? ESPECIALLY his own sister, and his own friend Hulk Hogan? You reckon you know his height better by looking at internet/movie pics than his own sister???! Absurd.

[Editor Rob: well, if you listened to my brother he'd tell you I was 5ft 7 ;) I'm not ignoring that stuff - if I was, I wouldn't be listing it on the page to give people an idea that his height is one of the biggest up for debate...]
Jason said on 26/Nov/05
It's because Hogan is only around 6'3'' these days. He was never 6'7'' ... wrestling stats are (and even a lot of stats wrestlers give ''out of character'') are bs.
Ziggy said on 26/Nov/05
Regarding Copland, if you see the scene at the very end in which Sly is walking opposite DeNiro, they are exactly the same height; Sly was wearing black police loafers that may have lifts. DeNiro is consistently listed at 5-9, although he has been known to wear lifts as well. To back this data up, in GoodFellas, Deniro walks opposite Liotta, and there is a marked difference of at least 2.5", so I believe Liotta to 5-11.5 and DeNiro at 5-9.
Chris said on 25/Nov/05
In Copland when Sly and Ray Liotta is running after "superboy" and then turn back, you can see that Sly is wearing joggingshoes, he probabley has lifts in them maybe 1.25 inch. He always has some kind of lifts in his shoes, minimum 1.25 inch. Ray Liotta wears flat shoes. Ray Liotta who has stated his height as 5'11
Zach said on 24/Nov/05
This is prob a good pic to gauge Hahn's height, compared with Arnie

http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=1970995&cdi=0
Zach said on 24/Nov/05
That's a good point, if we can pinpoint Hahn's exact height then maybe we can do the same with Sly although he does use every trick in the book...military posture, tip toes, elevator trainers, though like I said, doubt he'd be using lifts whilst running (is that possible?)

Though if this site claims Arnie is 6'0...Hahn looks the same height in that pic Rob posted, difficult to see Hahn being 6'3. Or maybe both he and Arnie are in the 6'2 range and like Rob said that baseball player, 2-3inches shorter than the Arnie and Hahn, is 6ft.
nolifts81 said on 23/Nov/05
I was sure that Sly was 5'9" barefeet but after his photo's with the major Hahn that is for sure 6'3"(in a article of L.A.Times he was described as a solid 6'3")I am sure that Sly is 5'10" because Hahn is exactly 5 inches taller than him and Sly cannot wears lifts in that tipe of shoes.
Chris said on 23/Nov/05
In Rocky, Sly wears lifts in most scenes which makes him at lest 3
Mr. R said on 22/Nov/05
I have met the ex mayor of LA several times, Jim Hahn, and he is a straight up 6-2, and maybe a little over that. In that pic, Sly looks like he is standing on his toes, and not flatfooted, which gives the impression of 5-10.
Zach said on 22/Nov/05
Rob - any idea how tall Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn is? Cos this is one situation where I really doubt Sly could have been wearing lifts (he was running earlier on). He still has pretty big basketball trainers on but doubt theres any lifts...

http://img362.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stallolympic4jp.jpg

[Editor Rob: Hahn and Arnie...not too sure exactly...the baseball guy to the right is supposed to be 6ft?]
Mr. R said on 21/Nov/05
I chatted with Carl Weathers twice at two celebrity funerals - Carroll O'Connor and Robert Urich. He was taller than I expected, but no taller than 6-1 now.
Anonymous said on 21/Nov/05
rob you are totaly right in sneakers or casual shoes you can wear 1" or 1.25" lift at best only in boots you can put 2" lift
Zach said on 21/Nov/05
Ziggy also says he met the shoemaker stating Stallone was no more than 5'8, funny how you ignored that...and Hogans statement of Sly being max 5'8..and that of Sly's own sister.

Anyway re Sly's boots...take a look at these: http://img40.imageshack.us/my.php?image=demoman4ld.jpg

There's a solid 2.5-3inch block under whatever is concealed within those boots, and Sly was still the same height as 5'8/9 Wesley Snipes in Demolition Man.
Elton said on 21/Nov/05
Sure Sly wears lifts, they probably get him in the 5'11/6'0 range, but as was said by Ziggy, if he wore 3 inch lifts it wouldn't make him 3 inches taller, it would add at max 2 inches. The reason for this being that first of all, it would slightly tilt Sly forward, it wouldnt be noticable but would be enough to lose some height, and secondly it would affect the shape at the base of the spine , pushing the lower back outwards, losing some more height,he has great posture, but I bet if you look at pictures of Sly, his arse sticks out - not that i've looked that closely! Either way I think he is atleast a 5'9 guy, but just brings attention to his height by wearing lifts and elevator shoes, what do you reckon Rob?

[Editor Rob: as Ziggy points out, it is hard to get huge lift without big boots. Sly's trainers certainly look as if they conceal some sort of lift but 1.25 inch is what I'd say was feasible...]
leonari said on 20/Nov/05
Stallone is without any doubt between 5'9" and 5'10". Claims he is smaller are a joke. He wears lifts and since he is quite big the lifts help his appearence of a tall man while he is totally average. He was named body of the 80's by the bodybuilding federation and is a great actor.
Cobra said on 20/Nov/05
What do you say about this pic:
http://ralfmoeller.com/fotogalerie/zoom.php?backurlid=2&fileid=29

Ralf M
Ziggy said on 19/Nov/05
Rob - I only wear the boots when I'm out on the town and in the social spotlight. I also have some modified hi-top basketball shoes that add a good 3.25" to my height if I want to dress more casual but still want to be seen. I wear normal casual footwear w/ no lifts for running errands. That is when I'm on the "down low".
Ziggy said on 19/Nov/05
Thank God I never have to worry about going to Sweden...or Asia, for that matter. Even if I didn't wear lifts, I would never wear just socks in someone else's house. Even in my house I wear my "indoor" shoes. But that's just me.
Charles said on 19/Nov/05
Ziggy those boots would never hide your true height if you lived in Sweden. Here we take off our shoes when we visit each other and go into peoles houses. I've really never understood why people walk around with their shoes on in so many countries. I mean, doesn't it get dirty in peoples homes? And I think it's hot to wear shoes when you go out, I can only imagine how it would be to wear them all day long. Yikes :D
Ziggy said on 19/Nov/05
Rob - to answer your inquiries, only those friends/relatives I've told about my wearing lifts know. The rest are oblivious or keep it to themselves. Shin splints? Never. I don't wear the boots 24/7, thank God. The longest stretch I will have them on is probably 10 hours straight, and maybe half the time I'm sitting. Look, if women can wear 7" pumps to which the angle of my boot pale by comparison, it's not as bad as one would think. It definitely takes some getting used to, but, then again, I've had a lot of "training", having worn lifts for 25 years now. Don't expect me to run marathons in these though! Blistering and pinching has been pretty much eliminated due to the painstaking efforts to repeatedly adjust the fit; something only meticulous custom work and a helluva lot of time and patience on my bootmaker and myself could accomplish. Short of cosmetic limb lengthening and the associated risks, this is really the only way to go.

[Editor Rob: kudos to your shoemaker...how much more confident do you feel when you're in those boots? I mean, do you ever just wear normal type shoes out and about?]
Ziggy said on 18/Nov/05
I posted before. For my own custom footwear, I originally starting working with Hollywood "lift-master", Pasquale DiFabrizio, back in 1980 and some years in between. He did a lot of work for Sly on all his Rocky films and more. This is a man that worked with Sly face-to-face. He confessed to me that Sly's height is 5-8. Pasquale is quoted as saying, "I made him 4 1/2" taller for 15 years". If such is the case, his footwear would like nothing short of Herman Munster lookalikes! I don't care how good a cobbler you are, there's NO WAY you can get that much height even from his custom inserts without the boots looking obvious. I should know. I had him make a pair for me.

Anyway, as a matter of personal preference and nothing more, I have gone to extreme measures over the years to customize my footwear to accomodate my height "requirement". I am 5-7 bare. Throughout the last 25 years, my goal and ultimate challenge was to get as close to 6' as much as possible, but could never do it with the conventional assembly line men's elevator shoes or lifts you can purchase online. The most those will ever get you is 2.5" which you can go and do with cowboy boots and WITHOUT lifts. For those who require more height and are serious enough, the only way to go is custom if you really want to make a difference and have the patience, dough, and are lucky enough to find a cobbler that will take the time to do it right. Keep in mind that lace-up shoes will never cut it; the most you can squeeze out of them is maybe 2.5" before they start looking like othorpedic rejects. If that's all you need, then no point in hearing me out. Boots are the only way to go to get the necessary height that really matters and without compromising the look. I am including a link to a photo of a recent pair of boots made with genuine alligator skin:

www.dotphoto.com (username: BOOTMAN pw: fkoff)

The arrow indicates how high the back end lift is which is 4.75"! That does NOT mean I am 4.75" taller, however. Any lift or elevator shoe manufacturer that is using the rear measurement in their marketing saying that is how much taller you'll be is straight out lying. You have to understand the physics and engineering of the angle here. The reality is that even though it's 4.75" total from the bottom of the heel to the top of my custom-made lift, I gain in reality only 3.75". That is a lot to accomplish. This is no where near an easy task because there are 3 things that challenged us; it took me and my current bootmaker 3 years and 20 prototypes to get the height, the comfort, and exterior styling to my specs. We pushed the height to the edge; any more would compromise the style, making it look bulky and obvious there's something up with my footwear. Even as is, with the instep being at such an angle, it is a bit thick-looking, but with slacks to cover, you can't tell a thing. I spared no expense in my endeavor; I imported the exotic skins (gator, ostrich, and kangaroo)from Italy which cost me $4K; another $600 per custom boot for a total of 11 pair. Do the math, it's a lot, but not that much more for conventional exotic footwear you'd buy over the counter, so I consider the overall cost a bargain, especially when you're talking ultra-custom.

I welcome all comments or suggestions.

[Editor Rob: glad to see somebody who understands the physicalities of lifts...and some impressive boots you have there!

May I ask if you have suffered shin problems (shin splits) wearing them and do your friends know about your true height?]

Zach said on 17/Nov/05
Yes McFly to determine Burt Young's and anyone else's height you just look at him and sort of like, compare him to surrounding oxygen molecules, and there you have it - their exact height.

You're a funny guy tgri, I'll give you that much.

btw, regarding the Sugar Ray pics...Sly looked pretty much exactly the same height or maybe half an inch taller in the Contender, and he wore his elephant elevator trainers throughout and Sugar Ray was more often seen to wear sandals.
Go watch the Contender.

So editor, if by you're own words you reckon Sugar Ray is 5'7 how does that put Sly at 5'9?

[Editor Rob: I think that 5ft 7 for sugar was when listing sly lower ;)]
Zach said on 14/Nov/05
Editor Rob on the Mike Tyson comments page: "I remember that Sugar Ray Leonard got listed at 5ft 10 in the past and these days (ain't that old at 50 odd) he looks to be struggling with 5ft 7"
Viper652 said on 13/Nov/05
Interesting, Eddie Murphey is a legit 5-8
Chris said on 13/Nov/05
Sly and (5'8''-5'10'')Wesley Snipes

http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B00004CYKZ.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
Chris said on 13/Nov/05
Millitary-posture Sly and 5'10''Sugar Ray leonard.

http://www.boxnews.com.ua/photos/86/Sugar%20Ray%20Leonard%20Sylvester%20Stallone.jpg

http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2005/SHOWBIZ/TV/03/07/ew.best.mon/contender.jpg

Chris said on 13/Nov/05
Look at this pic... some lifts there Sly!

http://www.earlmcgrathgallery.com/galleryartists/mcmullan/PM7.html
mick said on 12/Nov/05
clearly Sly does not appear 5, 10" it's incredible how he can look like a big guy, i think his workout helps mhim to look like a thin and tall guy.
Mr. R said on 9/Nov/05
Sly certainly does look 5'10" in this pic with the Escape to Victory team, but never underestimate the power of lifts! They have many sneakers, or trainers for the UK folks, that have 2 to 3 inch heels in them!
Mr. R said on 9/Nov/05
Several years ago in Parade magazine, Sly's sister laughed at his claims to be 5'10". She said something along the line of the fact that she was 5'9" in her stocking feet, and that she was still taller than Sly!
Zach said on 9/Nov/05
Apparently she (sly's sis) laughed/mocked his claim of being 5'10.
vaj said on 8/Nov/05
I am 5'8 with out shoes on and 5'9 1/4 with shoes on. When I met him we were the same height.
Tubbs said on 8/Nov/05
his is a better picture of the Escape to Victory team - Here he looks taller than 5'10 Summerbee, and nearly as tall as 5'11 Wark,Sly looks 5'10 here.
http://www.escapetovictory.spodrum.co.uk/photogallery.php?photo=205
Anonymous said on 8/Nov/05
I disagree, he's on that pic definitely 5.9 if she is 5'11.25!!!
Matt Matt said on 8/Nov/05
Did anyone see the picz from Richard Avedon for Versace where he stands next to 5'11.25" Claudia Schiffer ...?
http://www.vnn.vn/dataimages/original/images361175_Avedon_Stallone_Schiffer_Versace.jpg
Does not look like a 5'9er ---> 5'8 at best , maybe less ...
He's definitively shorter than 5'9 , end of the story
( not to mention his very suspicious footwear on "The Contender" ) ...

[Editor Rob: to be fair, he is losing a little bit of height with his stance vs hers...but it's not much really]
Tubbs said on 7/Nov/05
Sly in the team photo for Escape To Victory. He does look a genuine 5'10 on this, Mike Summerbee is on his right, officially listed at 5'10, and John Wark is on his left, officially listed as 5'11. There is a slight slant in favour of Summerbee, which makes him look taller, but I think 5'10 is feasable for Sly. Theres no way he could have worn lifts in the old style boots, he would've ended up breaking his ankles! Anyway, team photos are pretty accuarate height indicators, i've been in plenty of them!
http://www.escapetovictory.com/Media/Wallpaper%20ETV%20Team%201024%20logo.jpg
CelebHeights Editor said on 4/Nov/05
From a comicbook forum: "As a member of the Vertically Challenged Members of Male Society (V-ChaMMS) and hovering danged close to 5-8 myself I can pretty much guarantee that someone listed at 5-8 is probably a lot closer to 5-6" I met Sly Stallone once who's supposedly 8" over five foot and he made me feel tall"
Zach said on 3/Nov/05
Rob can I ask why he stays at 175? I remember Sly was in the 5'8 range for ages until you got fooled by some random guy claiming to have acted with Sly in Avenging Angelo - his height shot up to 175 based on that. Even after you finally figured out it was a fake Sly remained at 175. Strange.

Stranger still how you didnt hesitate to shoot Sly's height up (and keep it there) when a mysterious (bogus) person posts on the internet and yet when a distinguished and authentic publication like Hulk Hogan's autobiography states Sly as being 'no more than 5'8' twenty three years ago, you give no credence to that whatsoever.

[Editor Rob: lol...Fool me once, shame on
CoolJ said on 2/Nov/05
Mighty impressive lifts Stallone has on here!!!

http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=50897572&cdi=0

Fernando Vargas is a weak 5'10".. Stallone is TOWERING over him.
Zach said on 2/Nov/05
Well TJ was just trying to tell tgri it was atleast 2". I think he's just clutching at random stuff really though, his latest 'evidence' is Sly looked in a film to be a 'strong 5'9' with no reference point to compare to mentioned whatsover.

Anyway, I just realised the EDITOR's comments below on Stallones shoes with Trav: "Even when he was directing the film Staying Alive he wore 2.7 inch heeled boots Beside Travolta - travolta's boots are pretty thin dancing affairs."

So Sly looks 5'10 max next to Travolta, maybe 5'9. But lets say 5'10.

From the editors comments it seems Sly has a 2.2" (Travoltas shoes = 0.5") advantage from his lady-like high heels.

So Sly: 5'10-2.2 = 5ft 7.8"

And if the height difference is 3inches with shoes on, then its 5'9-2.2 = 5ft 6.8"

Final equation for the day ...;)

Massive shoes + Can't do maths = Sly is 5'9. Walaa.

[Editor Rob: about the thin dancing shoes...I'm not sure exactly how thin though. I doubt just 0.5 inch ;) Stallone's are hefty heels, no one's going to argue about that...

Other people might see it differently though...i.e., The angled beam gives a slight illusion of the difference being more...if say, a Stallone fan was wanting to argue for Sly being 5ft 10 they might attempt to say the following:

Sly shoes are 2.5 inch, Travolta's 1 inch. Travolta height 184cm. Visual difference 2 inch. 3.5 inch advantage giving sly 5ft 9...maybe they might argue that stallone is losing 1/2 inch in posture...where they would find the other half inch though ;) I wouldn't help them...they might insist Travolta is really 6ft 2 though...but that argument fails...they might resort to pulling something out of thin air.
]
TJ said on 1/Nov/05
Zach, are you saying Stallone is only two inches shorter than Travolta? Look at the first pic of the two posted in this thread, where you see a full body shot of both. Stallone is a good two inches (probably more) shorter even when wearing large heels that give him anything from 1-1.5 extra inches. He's 3-4 inches shorter than Travolta, not two.
Mr. R said on 1/Nov/05
Rob, I actually remember when this pic came out during the press junket for their horrible film "Staying Alive", the sequel to Saturday Night Fever. Somewhere their is a pic of their shoes, and Sly was wearing at least three inch heels!
Zach said on 1/Nov/05
tgri - if Sly himself claimed to be 5'10 (and this was nearly 15 years ago, now he's almost 60 and undoubtedly shorter) and you reckon he's 6'0 then I think you're the one 'trapped' in this unreality!

Travolta is 6' even, and Sly has at least 2" inch heels there, I mean you can't even see how high they go upto...and even then he's still a couple of inches shy of Travolta (take into account his afro). Go figure.

Anyway, have you met Sly? No, neither have I. Hulk Hogan - his friend - has and he says Sly is no more than 5'8 - a height he observed 23 years ago during Rocky III.

See reference below, somebody posted the page number of Hogan's book this is stated in.

I'm in agreement with CoolJ, he's max 5'8.
CoolJ said on 1/Nov/05
Of course, thats my opinion on Leno.. he may be 5'10.5 or so.. I think Stallone is at the most a weak 5'9
CoolJ said on 1/Nov/05
Editor Rob: Notice in that pic you just posted to me... Travolta is standing far back of Stallone... giving the illusion of Stallone being bigger than he actually is.

I keep thinking Stallone is closer to 5'8-5'8.5"
http://permanent.nouvelobs.com/photos/20050909.OBS3426.jpg

How about that pic? Terrible angle in the photo but look at Stallone's big shoes.. Leno is a weak 5'10 too..
Zach said on 1/Nov/05
tgri, this article may answer your (and the editor's) questions as to how Stallone looks 'huge'..

""Sylvester Stallone (5-7) has done a brilliant job of portraying himself to the viewing public as a big guy," said Ralph Keyes, author of "The Height of Your Life."

Stallone has gone to great lengths to hide his height, casting shorter co-stars and wearing platform shoes with trousers that hide them, said Keyes. Why go through all the trouble?

"We so associate size with power, that's the whole issue," said Keyes."

Taken from: http://www.eagletribune.com/news/stories/20021219/LI_001.htm
CoolJ said on 31/Oct/05
tgri, those shoes Sly has on adds a lot more than a "thick inch"

[Editor Rob: pity his shoes can't be seen here...

one thing for Travolta - he's honest about his own height.]
Brett said on 31/Oct/05
I met a guy the other night from the states who claims to work around stallone, he was 5'9" and told me that Sly was convincingly smaller then him, he said like 5'6" or 5'7" and that he has seriously intricut elevator shoes that he wears. Now my friend who claims to be 5'9 I reckon could be under this as I could see easily over his head, and Im 6'1" so it makes you wonder just how short sly would be, as this guy was probably more 5'8" making Sly more like 5'6".
Mario Nariano said on 30/Oct/05
I don't think that 177 pounds is low for 5 ft 10 or 5 ft 9 guy.
I'm 5 ft 11 and I weight 170 pounds, and i'm not skini. According to my doctor i'm even overweight... So I don't consider it good argument too downgrade a star, and how tall do you then that James Caan is, also 5 ft 7 viper?

I'm sure that stallone is between 174 and 176 cm
CoolJ said on 30/Oct/05
tgri: check the difference here.. and height, also notice the footwear. He is NOT close to 5'10".. Although I will say he's taller than 5'7"

http://pro.corbis.com/popup/Enlargement.aspx?mediauids={caad432b-a3bc-4129-b893-2daa136f599f}|{ffffffff-ffff-ffff-ffff-ffffffffffff}&qsPageNo=1&fdid=&Area=Search&TotalCount=7&CurrentPos=1&WinID={caad432b-a3bc-4129-b893-2daa136f599f}
Zach said on 29/Oct/05
Hey Mario, why dont u read the other posts before posting...I already explained the denzel pic below and even the pro-slyistall editor agreed with me. But here you again...

If Denzel is 6ft, he's still clear of Sly by at least a clear inch. So Sly = 5'11

Assuming Denzel's got normal trainers on, Sly's got half an inch advantage minimum just on the heel. Sly = 5'10.5.

Lets say for arguments sake his internal lifts are 1.5inch. Sly = 5'9.

Now consider the fact that he's pretty much slung himself on to Denzel, forcing his 'excellent posture'...thats easily another inch.

So Sly = 5'8 bare feet.

And thats giving him the benefit of the doubt, even you said he could have 2 inch lifts, which would put him clearly in the 5'7 category.
CoolJ said on 28/Oct/05
http://pro.corbis.com/popup/Enlargement.aspx?mediauids={caad432b-a3bc-4129-b893-2daa136f599f}|{ffffffff-ffff-ffff-ffff-ffffffffffff}&qsPageNo=1&fdid=&Area=Search&TotalCount=7&CurrentPos=1&WinID={caad432b-a3bc-4129-b893-2daa136f599f}

Wow, look at the difference there.. Travolta at 6'.. MAYBE 6'0.5 at that point in time.. Check out the difference in torso height.. my god.

I'd say Stallone has an easy 2" advantage in shoes.. and I think the camera is even in Stallone's favor slightly... Not to mention Travolta appears to have 2" advantage in height.

At that point... in that picture, I'd say Stallone is 5'8. Has he lost a half-inch since then?? Not sure.. but after looking at that.. I still think 5'9 might be a ludicrous assumption. I'll accept 174cm as a possible maximum peak height.. which I doubt he is still at..
Cobra said on 28/Oct/05
Think 177 cm is correct, which means very close to 5 ft10 instead of 5ft9.
compliment to Sly, he always managed to have a big look.
And also he isn`t small, he`s on an average height.
Mr.Fister said on 27/Oct/05
Jackie Chan was once quoted as saying GQ "look at Sly, he's 5'2" but looks tall", "posture is everything"
sf said on 27/Oct/05
tgri - even "flat golf shoes" can have lifts in them. They make lifts in all kinds of shoes. The heel means nothing - it's what's hidden in the shoes that makes the difference.
Zach said on 26/Oct/05
The type of shoes Sly typically wore at his book signings this year...

link
ahuat said on 25/Oct/05
5.10 is how many .... cm?
check on wireimage.com, sly with broken foot is definitely taller than Caan.
and i remembered few years ago i have a picture of Sly an Chan together when Chan visit him in his home, and it looks that Sly is about an inch plus taller than Chan.

Seb said on 24/Oct/05
How can Stallone be taller than the 6' James Caan? Sly is 5'9 max.

[Editor Rob: posture of Caan wasn't great. I mean, Caan and Stallone...Caan nowadays has shrunk a wee bit, he never was 6ft though. Cann and Chan]
Zach said on 23/Oct/05
I hope you're joking Rob, if not then you are a joke and don't even weigh up the accounts given on here. There's COUNTLESS accounts of Sly being sub 5'9 including people who met him first hand as documented in Hulk Hogan's book (who says he's no more than 5'8) and one little random comment about him being taller and you say you're giving him half an inch???

What a joke.

[Editor Rob: lol, yes, he looks an inch taller than Caan (actually there's another photo of them on the golf course) but Stallone is adopting his military posture again...so the half inch is safe ;)]
ahuat said on 23/Oct/05
i just check wireimages.com, i saw some pictures of Sly with broken foot, means he can not wear his lifts, together with James Caan. Sly looks about 1.5 inch taller than Caan.

[Editor Rob: time to give Stallone back an extra 1/2 inch then! ;)]

FASULO said on 21/Oct/05
An important sighting dear Rob.My personal trainer saw him during an advertising meeting in Italy some years ago and by his own words"He's a midget.170 cm"
nolifts81 said on 14/Oct/05
I think that sly is 5'9" barefoot. He is 2 inches shorter then Shiffer who is 5'11" and in the shower scene with Sharon Stone he is about 1.3(3cm) inches taller that her; in the shower scene with Kurt Russell he is 0.5 inches taller than Kurt or at least at the same height. I think that these proofs are the only credibles because he cannot wear lifts in these situations. He is 5'9" that's the truth. But I belive that sly when weares his shoes could reach any kind of heights : also 6'2"(look at the pictures of the hall of fame induction for Hogan or at the pictures with her ex wife Brigitte Nielsen(6'1")where him in certain situation appears even a little bit taller than her.But after a lot of time I'm sure that he is 5'9".
Viper452 said on 13/Oct/05
Sly is 5-10 with lifts I think. 5-7 barefoot.
Heightfind said on 22/Sep/05
Rob,what height do you personally believe Stallone to be?

[Editor Rob: I'm past the point of caring ;) Nah, I leave him this height for the moment]
Zach said on 22/Sep/05
So if Prince Albert is 6' (as stated on this site) and Stallone is 5'9...why is there a 5 inch difference between the two of them?

http://worldroots.com/brigitte/gifs5/andreamonaco1998-2.jpg

[Editor Rob: I don't see a 5-inch difference ;) I see a photographer with a slight tilt of the camera...]
trueheight said on 15/Sep/05
I'm not gonna make a definitive guess but the pictures say it all. We need to discredti the pic w/ schiffer as it is a publicity pick and no doubt been tampered with. If it was possible for LOTR to do it on MOTION picture, think of how easy it is to shrink SHiffer against Stallone. It doesn't prove anything cuz there is no reference(ie, the two are not touching). The best Picture is the one posted earlier:

http://www.lasvegas-nv.com/planhol1.jpg

Look carefully, Stallone as expected is in his trademark posture, while Arnie is bending substantially and its obvious that willis is above sly.
Height Detective said on 2/Sep/05
Look at the "BIG" stars:

http://www.stallonezone.com/062902SHORTACTION.jpg
mcFan said on 1/Sep/05
Sly isn't short at all like people claim. He is very close to 5'9, but the reason he attracts attention to his height is he can look as tall as 5'11 because he's obviously wearing lifts.
CoolJ said on 1/Sep/05
Zach, check out Stallone's shoes.. Those are thick heels even still!

Arnold's shoes don't really looks suspect either. Stallone looks closer to 5'8" here.
Zach said on 31/Aug/05
Very rare instance where Sly appears NOT to wear elevators, and Arnold, even with a slight bend, towers over him. If Arnold is really 6'0 as this site claims, then this shows again that no way is Stallone 5'9

http://www.lasvegas-nv.com/planhol1.jpg
Nino said on 25/Aug/05
There is a sistem to see if anyone is wearing elevator shoes or lifts inside:the eye level.If the top of the heads of two peoples is on the same height but the eyes of one of the two are significatively up than the other person this one wears elevator shoes or lifts inside. Look at the pictures of sly near his brother Frank (2.5 inches taller than him barefoot)or near Denzel Washington.I am sure that Sly is 175 cm barefoot but when he weares his trainer shoes he is 184,5 cm. A specialist shoemaker told me that a normal shoes without zeppa or platform could make people taller of 9,5 cm max.
CelebHeights Editor said on 24/Aug/05
On showbiz newsgroup: "We visited Las Vegas last year and went to Madame Tussaud's wax museum. An employee there assured us that all wax models of celebrities were cut to their precise true body measurements--all except Sly Stallone, who insisted they make him taller by some three inches or so."
BillyWhizz said on 23/Aug/05
Take a look at this one though. Has Stallone grown?
http://www.sylvester-stallone.sk/galeria/gal1/pict22.htm
Parker said on 22/Aug/05
I would put Stallone minimum 2, maximum 3 inches shorter than Schiffer - So if Shiffer is 5'11 Stallone 5'8/5'9....
CelebHeights Editor said on 22/Aug/05
Someone mentioned a few months back about the 'famous' photo of him and Claudia Schiffer (regularly described as 5ft 11) by Rich Avalon. Well, their modesty is protected, but here they are Barefooted, Stallone is in a poorer stance.
Bleemo said on 21/Aug/05
If he was 5ft10 why would Madame Tussaud's have him at 5ft8.5 ???? Don't you think that he would ask them to change it, they have the stars in for fittings and such.

Incidentally they had Sam Jackson listed at 6ft2 not 6ft3, Travolta, and Ford at 6ft, Billy connelly at 5ft11 and Bogart at 5ft8.5 which all seem fairly accurate to me. I just wish I could remember what height they had Arnie at because he was there and I remember saying to my mate, "so he's not 6ft2 then?"
Heightfind said on 20/Aug/05
Perhaps if Stallone took the bull by the horns and ditched his Elevator footwear,more people would think more highly than him.God's sake , he is about 5'8" So what? It's not exactly midget territory,is it?He should just accept being of average height for a man,and get on with it.I know a guy who is 6'5" and he friggin' HATES being tall.I mentioned the Stallone height thing to him and he said that he would love to be Stallone's height,with his physique to match( My pal is 6'5" and 167 lb) and resembles an anorexic chicken.Seems some folk are never happy!
Zach said on 20/Aug/05
From NMBD - Tracking the Entire World: http://www.nndb.com/people/761/000023692/

"Stallone is only five feet, eight inches tall, and wears "elevator shoes" to appear taller. He sells his paintings on-line, and has recently started a new magazine called Sly, targeting men over 40."
BillyWhizz said on 20/Aug/05
What does this link suggest?
http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=52582177&cdi=0

I'm sure Hogan looks taller than this in Rocky III
supes78 said on 20/Aug/05
To "CelebHeights Editor"; Since Stallone seldom leaves the house without his elevator shoes, that would easily explain why he's perceived by people that meet him or see him as being around 5'10" or taller. Check out the following pic of Stallone in his elevator shoes;
http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=52582177&cdi=0
But people like Hulk Hogan, whose been friends with him since 1982, have stated that he's really 5'8".

[Editor Rob: it's just another opinion from somebody (who met him at an office at Universal Studios). More opinions the better? But yes, you can see on Getty how he adores his brown/black elevator trainers...]
CelebHeights Editor said on 20/Aug/05
Keith Emerson (English Keyboard Player) mentioned Sly's height in a 1997 interview Here

Keith Emerson: "Sly walked in, and I was amazed. I had only seen him in the Rocky films and I expected this huge guy to walk in. He wasn't much taller than myself"
Interviewer 'Harris': "I've heard a lot of people say that. He's only about 5'9", isn't he?"
Emerson: "Well, he's a bit taller than me and I'm about 5'10", but a helluva nice guy."
Zach said on 18/Aug/05
Listen Supes, Sticks and everyone else, all these quotes, evidence and sightings are nullified by that ONE random Denzel picture.

The same picture which actually Editor Rob himself agreed showed Sly to be 5'8 if analysed with some common sense. (6ft Denzel - Height difference(1") - Heel difference (min 0.5")- Lift Difference (min 1.5") - Sly slung onto Denzel (min 1") = max 5'8, more likely 5'7.

But somehow Sly remains at 5'9.

Hmm.

Maybe a new site should be made, with heights that reflect genuine evidence, not just one that takes the editor's (and whatever other external influences there may be) fancy.
supes78 said on 17/Aug/05
The following quote is taken from page 78 of Hulk Hogan's 2002 autobiography about his first meeting with Stallone: "Funny thing, in the American public's eyes, Stallone was 700 feet tall. In reality, he was only five feet eight and one hundred sixty pounds." So, there's a height confirmation from someone that's been around Stallone repeatedly over the years and not just seen him in passing.
Heightfind said on 17/Aug/05
O.K. - Sticks - I'm taking your word for it! Stallone is now 5'7" barefoot! But when he's out and about,his feet must be killing him.Surely wearing those huge assed heels and lifts must be extremely uncomfortable? His footwear,including lifts,must surely be equivocal to a woman's 4 inch high heel shoes! Pheww, makes me glad that I am 5'10" barefoot.OK,I'm not a giant,but the likes of Stallone and Cruise would pay millions to be my height barefoot,I''m sure.That's one thing I have that they will never have,and that all their millions can't buy - HA HA!!! lol. Cheers, Sticks - I now formally ask the moderator to officially class Stallone as 5'7" - FOR THE LOVE OF GOD,PLEASE??
Heightfind said on 16/Aug/05
I'm quite willing to believe now that Stallone is 5'9" barefoot.Photos of him with other celebs can often be very misleading,especially when their feet are hidden.Another factor to take into account is that he is clever enough to "engineer" certain photo opportunities,to show himself off in the best possible way.I'm convinced that Stallone is a master at this.But then again,consider the film "The Specialist". There is a scene,about halfway through the film,when Stallone walks along the Wharf andthen into the warehouse: he is wearing flat soled plimsoles,which definitely do not contain any lifts,and his height looks quite respectable;certainly not under 5'9" - perhaps as much as 5'9.5" - I dunno - it's very,very hard trying to pinpoint his true height barefoot.And when he wears all the heels and lifts,well that just knocks you for six, cause he will now look more or less 6 feet tall.We need eyewitness accounts of him barefoot.
Sticks said on 15/Aug/05
Rob, William Goldman admits that he's obsessed with the heights of stars in the book you've quoted above. This guy gets word from someone who jogged with Stallone, that Stallone is 5'7". Goldman, on a mission, gets into a pool with Stallone and gets out at the same time to compare his own known height to Stallone's barefoot height. He says he's 5'7". You read that and then looked at a picture of Stallone and Denzel Wasington, who you've never met, barefoot or otherwise, and whose height *isn't* known. You can't see their feet so Stallone could be on his toes or Washington could be bending at the knees or both (other stars have done it) and that convinces you that Goldman must be wrong. You regularly let the crappiest evidence veto the best evidence and, interestingly, always to the advantage of the star in question. Hmmmm...

[Editor Rob: Goldman was a tall guy, I'll give him that. What is the best evidence though? I do actively make not of Stallone's trainers as being elevators.]
Mr. R said on 15/Aug/05
Sticks, you are so right. This book on celebrity heights and lifts could be very dangerous. I actually decided to sell it more as a book on Hollywood history, than an expose' on celeb lies. But, I should probably use a pseudonym nevertheless, perhaps....Rob something from Scotland!
Zach said on 15/Aug/05
Sticks has got a point Mr Editor...the overwhelming evidence points to Stallone being at most 5'8, perhaps even less. But as mentioned there are a lot of rich, powerful celebrities out there...
Heightfind said on 13/Aug/05
Well done,Ziggy! Like I said in my previous posts,I am sure that Stallone is 5'8" barefoot.Perhaps even 5'7.5".Add all the bells and whistles,including his excellent posture which he constantly forces,and HEY PRESTO! He is 6 feet tall!
Mr. R said on 12/Aug/05
First of all Ziggy, let me compliment you on your honesty. It's great that you have done what you need to feel good about yourself. Also, let me update you on Pasquale DiFabrizio, the "shoemaker to the stars". His shop is now on Fairfax, just north of Melrose in Hollywood. I spoke to his wife last year, and they have not found a writer for his book, which has come to be called "The Sole of a Shoemaker". This book will tell all of the secrets of Hollywood, including who had lifts and how large they were. It will also give us more accurate heights. At the time I called, about a year ago, Pasquale was ill, but they hoped to find a writer soon. If my schedule clears up, I may offer myself!
Anonymous said on 12/Aug/05
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1040518/images/18boxers.jpg

everybody is saying that sugar ray is 5'7" stallone cant be over 5'8"
Ziggy said on 12/Aug/05
I should know most about all this stuff because I have had elevator boots made for me since 1980 when I was 20 by none other than the master shoemaker to the stars, Pasquale DiFabrizio, who was based out of West L.A. at that time. That was when he was still active. Last I recall, back in '93, he we semi-retired, working out of his home in Studio City. He told me he was working on his book, "Shoe Biz", all about the behind-the-scenes and celebs he made custom shoes for; I don't know what happened to him or whether the book got published since then, but I can tell you most of the star's heights from what he told me - all of them - Stallone (5-8), Burt Reynolds (5-8), Robert Blake (5-6), Joe Pesci (5-5), Deniro (5-9) - the list goes one. Everybody who's anybody (me excluded) has had their footwear done by him. Now, I have another custom cobbler do all my boots. Expensive, but worth it if you want them to look fabulous in exotic skins and make the insert modification barely noticeable. The assembly-line products like Richlee are cheap-looking and not stylish enough for me and only get you about 2.5" - not enough. I'm 5-7 and stand 5-11 in my boots. For casual looks, I buy hi-top basketball shoes a size and half larger than normal and stuff in my inserts and no one can tell. I get about 3.5" out of those. So, you ask, what do I do when I'm naked with a chick - well, she'll be hopefully kneeling down so it won't matter...and by the time she stands, I'm already laying on my back....:)))
TJ said on 30/Jul/05
To that point Ray, I say review the Travolta/Stallone pic. I think the argument ended there.
Ray said on 27/Jul/05
Talker If you see more accurately the shower scene in "the specialist" Sly appear about 1.5 inches (4cm) taller than Sharon. Sharon is for sure 172 cm (she said that in a "Vanity fair" interwiew, so Sly is about 176 cm. I would ask to Rob, if he coulds, to rewiew the shower scene in the Specialist.Another question to Rob: How do you think about the Hall Of Fame induction for Hogan, where Hulk appear only about 3 inches taller than Sly? I think hogan is not 6'4" as you think but for sure 6'5" because my brother who goes frequently to gold's gym has met him a lot of time and recently(about 4 weeks ago). My brother is for sure 6'2" and he said to me that Hulk was 3 inches + taller than him.I think in that occasion Sly appears, beside Hulk, a solid 6'2" with shoes on, even a little bit more.I think also that Sly in that occasion weared 4 inches elevator shoes, but the evidence is that sly is really around the 5'10" at least. I think in that way. Rob what do you think about these two arguments?
talker said on 13/Jul/05
i think he's 5'8".He looked about half an inch taller than sharon Stone in their movie "the specialist",there's a shower scene where i dont think they were wearing shoes.She must be around 5'71/2".
Anonymous said on 8/Jul/05
Look again Leonari. Lundgren is not a 'full head or more' taller than Stallone in Rocky IV:
http://www.americanphoto.co.jp/photosearch/Previews/CIN01214_C115.jpg
http://i.cnn.net/v5cache/TCM/Images/Dynamic/i23/RockyIV_FF_300x225_021220041359.gif
http://eightiesclub.tripod.com/e089c6c0.jpg

The shortest Stallone looks is in the third link, and even then the top of his head is about level with the tip of Lundgren's nose.
Joe said on 10/Jun/05
How come I am skinny/fat mix and muscle on my body. And I weigh 180 pounds and as of now probably more since I built more muscle. And I am only 5'9-5'10, but I look rather thin to some degree. Yet, big muscle bound stallone weighs only 177 pounds at 5'10. I don't get it... Someone is lying and I believe it to be stallone. He looks built and we all know muscle weighs more then fat. So I am going to have to say that he is a liar. And that he is 5'7-5'8 range if not smaller. He probably does weigh elevator shoes. But if stallone was really 5'10 and 177 pounds, then he'd be considered under weight for the fact that his muscles appear fit...

[Editor Rob: rocky heels. You know I'd never actually thought about this 177 lbs and 5ft 10...but man, 12stone 9 lbs...I know in 91 he was filming crap like Oscar but yeah, for a big muscular I too find that 177lbs bizarre...unless he drastically toned down post rocky 5!]
Lmeister said on 8/Jun/05
Even Scott Caan (5'5'') weighs 165 pounds and he is in really good shape...I guess Slys bodystructure might be bit different...btw about Hollywood weights I saw these hilarious charts saying that Tom Cruise is 203 pounds and guys like George Clooney over 210 ;) ...then again Michael Chicklis is "only" 195 pounds. I think there is even more fudging about the weights than the heights of actors...
Lmeister said on 6/Jun/05
If U look at the pic of Stallone with Mr.T and Carl Weathers there is at least a noticable one inch difference between Mr.T and Sly, but the thing is that Slys hair also adds one extra inch...
miked2789 said on 5/Jun/05
Editor, pop in Rocky V, i found yet another piece to the stallone height puzzle. In the beginning scene where Stallone is in his son's room talking to him there is a poster in the background of what looks to be Apollo and Rocky in the 2nd fight. If you look closely at the poster, there is a huge advantage over Stallone in Weathers favor. He looks already 4 inches taller but slouching also. Check it out, its a good one.
Mr. X said on 1/Jun/05
I remember reading Sly's autobiography, and in it says that Sly's 5'10. It also says that Dolph Lungren is 6'6, Carl Weathers is 6'2, and Mr. T is 6'1. Mr. T does indeed looks about three inches taller than Stallone in the movie Rocky 3. Now if Mr. T is actually shorter than 6'1, I wonder what does that make Sly?

[Editor Rob: Lundgren is 6ft 5, no more no less in my opinion. Mr T 6ft 1 is as funny as Ben Stiller being 5ft 10. In Predator as I said Weathers is just about the same height as Arnie, but the angles were very slightly in Arnie's favor, not much but done subtly!]
J. said on 29/May/05
Oh please, man, like you know the size of the lift in his sneaker ... are you calling all these people who have encountered at his 5'7" liars based on a publicity photo that you found?!

[Editor Rob: all I'm saying is the max lift I personally think he would fit in those trainers at the basketball game would be 2 inch (although I think 1.25 inch would be more the size). Any more than 2-inch and he'd be literally falling out ;) But to be fair to those who say he's 5ft 7 when they met him, he is actually nearly falling out his trainer in this particular shot although the position of his ankle bone still suggests to me his inbuilt lifts (on top of the trainer heel) isn't that massive. The stallone debate will never end!]
miked2789 said on 28/May/05
new prove that sly is only 5 7, read this article on totalrocky.com
"He is leaner and shorter than his movie persona suggests - and self-conscious about his 5ft 7" height, for his shoes are artfully fitted with invisible stack heels."

[Editor Rob: I'm going to whip out this image for every sub 5ft 8 listing of Sly because at that event I can see the size of his elevator trainers ;) Sly is the tallest 5ft 7er on this planet!]
miked2789 said on 25/May/05
verdict is in, stallone is 5 7, maybe. for this past school year i've known that my eng teacher was a former actor, she had told us on the first days of school about herself. well today my class somehow started discussing what movies she had starred in, when she said rocky 5 as one of them i gained interest. i asked if she had gotten a chance to meet sylvester stallone and she replied yes along with tommy morrison, another person in the class then called out, "he's a big guy aint he?" my teacher then replied "o no, hes a tiny guy" everyone in the class was kind of like "wait sylvester stallone?" she then said "o yea hes real small, only a little taller then me" so me like the dork i am i asked "well how tall is he" she then replied "i dont know, i'm 5 4, so he had to be 5 7 at most." its settled boys and girls, sly is small.
cantstop25 said on 15/May/05
its funny he was a giant in judge dredd. they even said in the movie that he was 200 cm tall. He looked really tall even when you could see his feet. I bet he was wearing shoes that added about 5 inches but still I bet he is atleast 5'9"
Slyce said on 3/May/05
If height was really a big issue w/Sly, why would he pursue & marry models?!
They are known for their height as well as their beauty. Wearing lifts in film is nothing. Looking taller, growing a beard, graying your hair - movie props for movie roles. In the old days, actors would stand on boxes or boulders to appear taller than the actresses they played opposite to. Whether Sly wears lifts in private life or not, who cares? I believe he's 5'9.
maddy said on 2/May/05
no the tango and cash scene speaks for itself.

there is also a famous pic with Claudia Schiffer where they are standing next to each other (bare foot)(she's more than 5.11).

he seems to be 2 inch shorter only.
dmeyer said on 3/Apr/05
from this picture with denzel he does look a solid 6 feet but i think he is aroud 177 cm

[Editor Rob: In the two pics beside Denzel he's not as tall, but even with his 1.25 inch lift in his trainers it help's Sly's case of being 176ish nowadays.]
J. said on 1/Apr/05
Alrighty, than, so say Stallone is 5'9" or so. Then what about his ex-wife's comments and why do so many people who have met him say that he is shorter than this? I mean, why would his own sister "out" his alleged lack of height if he's truly a normal, average height guy? That's the only thing that makes the 5'9" listing seem suspect. Why would so many people say that he's shorter when he's not and why would he even need to wear lifts if he's 5'9"- 5'10"?
CelebHeights Editor said on 11/Mar/05
There's a good image on corbis.com (type in ZCV65478) that shows travolta (6ftish) and Stallone in outrageous heeled boots, probably made by DiFabrizio ;)
Couldn't find a good pic of Mr T/Stallone, but Big T is looking down here and I think 2 inches difference is likely? Mr T and Stallone
Mr. R said on 10/Mar/05
I have actually made contact with this shoemaker in Hollywood, and he has all the good secrets about the shoes he has made. If all goes well, I will help him write his book, and we will know just who got lifts and how high they were!
Mr. R said on 10/Mar/05
I have seen Carl Weathers on 2 occasions - Carroll O'Connor's funeral and Robert Urich's funeral. I spoke to him both times, and I can say that he is about 6'1". The Rocky story has it that Ken Norton, who is 6'3", was supposed to play Apollo, but dwarfed Stallone, so they went to Weathers. In Rocky, Stallone does seem to be the same height as Weathers. But in Rocky II, he is clearly almost two inches shorter than Mr. T, who was listed at 5'11", but was really 5'10". The conclusion? Stallone wore his elevator shoes with Carl Weathers, and took them off with Mr. T. There is a picture from Rocky II of the two of them standing toe to toe. From this picture, Stallone looks to be about 5'9" at best. Maybe the editor can find it. Also, there was a story that ran in Parade Magazine, where Stallone's own sister commented on his lack of height, and she laughed off his claims to be 5'10". She stated that she was 5'9" in her stocking feet, and Sly was clearly shorter than her. My personal account is that I ran into Sly about 20 years ago, when he was shooting that godawful film Rhinestone with Dolly Parton. I was taking a walk around Greewich Village, when I ran into him surrounded by about 10 bodyguards. From my vantage point, I would say that he was about 5'10", but he was wearing boots, and probably with lifts.
JUSTMATT said on 8/Mar/05
Have you ever heard about Di Fabrizio shoes, the stars shoemaker in Los Angeles? Well that italian shoemaker makes for Stallone shoes which increase his height of 3-4 inches so in my opinion, looking also at Schumi and Sly, Stallone is no more than 172 max!

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