How tall is Sylvester Stallone - Page 3

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Peak: 5ft 8.92in (175.1cm)
Current: 5ft 8.07in (172.9cm)
Robby Harris said on 7/Jul/18
I'm sure I've seen a few posts from a fellow under the name of "James" that sort of mirrored Frank2/Steve/Tom/KnowItAll...not sure of any others though. He was pretty easy to spot imo.
Bradley said on 7/Jul/18
When you have Stallone in "NYC sandals" owning the listed under the photo "Glenn 5' 8"" easy you know the site was wrecked by the G. Stallone at 5' 8.5" was in customs, G at 5' 6.5". Wish I had those sandals to sell online to height wanters.
Jtm said on 7/Jul/18
Bradley said on 5/Jul/18
He's rockin' with Randy in customs. Probably falling over. Frank2 got or gets if he still posts (old school Hollywood people are my guess) on hatred spews like Stallone at 5' 7" etc..

Brad said on 3/Aug/06
His ring footwear in the Rocky films makes him look like he is on a steep slope. Massive lifts in them. Okay, I'm 6'5" (and hate it) and met him once at the old MGM lot (Sony). 5' 7" plus lifts. All his goomba's were shorter. Guess he felt tall around them.

please explain this
Robby Harris said on 7/Jul/18
@MJKoP: I could sort of grasp why Glenn's stubborn, argumentative behaviour may have propelled Frank2 to leave, though I find it a bit childish, considering not everyone is going to agree with each other on someone's height. It was really no big deal, but Rising is right in saying that he took everything to heart and as if though disagreeing with him were personal attacks, when they usually clearly weren't. I really didn't get why he left after he returned as KnowItAll though. I, admittedly, got into a lot of disagreements with him, perhaps disagreements that got a little heated at times, but they weren't vicious arguments. It ultimately came down to the fact that we weren't on the same page on a few things, but he got pretty angry. Second time around, it was because a lot of people told him he was wrong on Michael Jackson I think, circa late 2013-14. I think as Steve, he became a lot more low-key, and only posted every now and then...until he completely disappeared into thin air. I also think he went by "Tom" on occasion later on. I still can't get over the fact Glenn insisted he could measure 5'8" out of bed, or at least very close to it, and by evening, could shrink right down to about 5'6.5" on a bad day! Well, only after he was caught out by Rob on his New York visit anyway. He was completely useless as any sort of credible source by that point, and still continued to post and proclaim himself as "5'8". What a joke...
MJKoP said on 5/Jul/18
Rising - 174 cm said on 3/Jul/18
Yeah, Frank was definitely KnowItAll and I think Steve

Also "Tom" at least one other I can't remember right now. He'd get bothered and then leave in a huff, threatening to never return...but would want to remain a man of his word, so his next thinly-veiled alter-ego would appear, vehemently denying any knowledge of any of his past selves, even when it was so obviously him.
I'm honestly surprised that nobody ever openly recognized me as ACG when I made my resurgence.
Robby Harris said on 5/Jul/18
@Rising: I'd say its still not quite clear what Flavin's exact height is, but anywhere from 5'9"-5'9.5" is a safe range to go by, though a flat 5'9" might be more plausible.

I'd agree that Frank2 was one of the most entertaining, insightful and intriguing posters on the site, but he, as you said, wasn't always as accurate with his estimates as he thought he was. I agree that his variations on Michael Jackson raise a big red flag to his credibility. A 5'9" guy would only be a couple of inches shorter than him, while he'd basically tower over a 5'7" guy. How could he have mixed that up? How did this not raise suspicions to his reliability, and most importantly, how do we know this doesn't apply for the other celebrities he claimed to have met, or stood next to? In other words, this implies that he could have literally claimed ANYONE as being an inch or two below or above what their genuine heights were, or what he had supposedly seen in person...The idea that a barefoot Sly was 5'8.5" and may have stood with looser posture after taking his boots off, making him appear nearer 5'8" flat in comparison to a 6' man in shoes is very plausible and may provide a much better explanation. A 5'8.75" man could appear to be barely over 5'8" with a poor stance. For all we know he could've hovered around 5'8 1/4" (which would appear barely over 5'7" if Frank didn't take his own footwear into account) with a loose stance that day, and would've presumably measured about 5'8 3/4" upright. He obviously didn't (in my opinion, as is yours) consider this. He of course later did say Sly could have been 5'8" at the absolute max, but still thought 5'7" was more likely. His Jackson claims pretty much prove he wasn't as good a source for height as we initially thought him to be. He was pretty stubborn too, funny enough. Wish someone would have mentioned this to him when he was still on the site, at least as KnowItAll in 2012-13...he would have had no choice but to explain himself (but then again, he denied being Frank2, even though he CLEARLY was the same guy. Same stories, same estimates, same...just about everything).

The photos you posted of Sly with Jimmy Kimmel are rather shocking! He looks at least the same height, if not slightly taller in footwear that appears quite normal! Strange...it looks as though Stallone appears about 5'11.5" there...which I don't find practical at all given his footwear. Interesting indeed. All I can say is, Sly could on occasion look unusually tall in regards to what we'd normally expect, even with footwear taken into account. Probably one of the best comparisons that put a 5'7"-5'8" claim for Sly to shame.
Rising - 174 cm said on 5/Jul/18
@Brad: Those look more like Hogan sneakers I showed in my post on 1/Jul/18, particularly the black pair he's wearing in that Matt Lauer interview. He did clearly stuff an extra inch lift into those, but they're not custom elevator shoes. Anyone can buy them for a few hundred. I actually recently found a pic of Robert Downey Jr. wearing Hogan sneakers.

I do know Frank2 was legitimately in the entertainment industry for years and many of his stories are plausible, but his estimates varied more than he'd lead you to believe. He said Kurt Russell was 5'9" for years and I do believe he was right on that, but he suddenly started saying Kurt was 5'10" more recently. Despite this, he was always as certain as if he had measured the celeb in question. That's really the only problem I saw with Frank. Like Glenn, he could seem to take it personally if you disagreed. I do regret openly questioning whether he was being truthful when I first encountered him and did apologize to him for that upon his return, but there have been plenty of studies on memory and eye witness testimony to explain the change in Frank's recollections. That's not to say he wasn't right on quite a few and I think he was generally good on stars around his height and taller men.
Bradley said on 5/Jul/18
He's rockin' with Randy in customs. Probably falling over. Frank2 got or gets if he still posts (old school Hollywood people are my guess) on hatred spews like Stallone at 5' 7" etc.. He knew The G was a farce and that's all I cared about to get rid of the 5' 8" Glenn garbage when he was 5' 6.5" (non Porty) at signing times 6 hours after the Bronx wake-up to the elevated.
Rising - 174 cm said on 4/Jul/18
@Rob: Yeah, I don't think he had really lost anything by 2010. After all, he was only 64 and your father maintained his peak at that age. He just stopped wearing lifts a lot of the time so he suddenly looked 5'9" instead of 5'11". He looks as tall as ever here: Click Here Click Here He's obviously in lifts to look as tall as Randy, but those don't look ridiculous and couldn't possibly be giving him more than 5-6 cm max, though Couture looks like he might have a 1.5 cm type sneaker similar to Converse. They look similar on video as well: Click Here If Randy is 5'11.5" then he's still easily 6'0"-6'0.25" in footwear so Sly looks like a 179-180 cm guy would in normal footwear.
tree said on 4/Jul/18
Here he is barefoot with 180cm Cludia Schifeer Click Here
Lapinux said on 4/Jul/18
Frank2 was crazy. Claiming Alec Guinness was only 5'7" at his peak, and that he saw Sly once and that he seemed 5'7" at best. I think the man made up a lot fake stories, but they were good. Now I'm not sure either when Frank2 posted last time. I've seen a couple of names just "Frank" but I'm not sure it's him. He was dedicated though.
Rising - 174 cm said on 3/Jul/18
Yeah, Frank was definitely KnowItAll and I think Steve, but I don't know for sure about others. In fairness, he didn't vary much on Sly, but his other variations do suggest his 20, 30 year recollections may not be perfectly precise and that would probably be the case with almost anyone else.

@Robby Harris: I agree with you on Snipes(5'8.5"-5'8.75") and Gibson(5'9"), but you won't convince Brad with that one because he actually has argued Mel is also only 5'8" for years. They were close in height at Cannes 2014 with Mel 1-2 cm taller in 1.25" New Balance than Snipes was in 0.6" Converse. Mel can go from looking around 5'11" to struggling with 5'9" so some variation is normal, but I've never understood the 5'8" flat stuff with him. Actually, Frank2 also said Mel was 5'8". Snipes doesn't vary as much, but he definitely wore built up footwear for the Blade films.

Btw, I don't know if anyone remembers Sly promoting The Expendables on Jimmy Kimmel's show in 2010, but I remember them looking surprisingly close in height. Here's a photo of the two and Sly's shoes: Click Here Kimmel is leaning more in the photo, but you can see Sly's shoes aren't that big and wouldn't be more than maybe 2" elevators. Kimmel's 6'1" claim is a complete joke and makes a 5'10" Sly look modest in comparison.
Editor Rob
His shoes seem quite normal with Jimmy, I think he was still holding close to his peak even then.
Bradley said on 2/Jul/18
Frank2 was all over the place in heights, however; he nailed the wild one to be totally unfit to be the height expert on this site. I saw that day one on here.
Robby Harris said on 2/Jul/18
@Brad: I don't think Snipes is anything below 174 cm. He was similar in height (perhaps a smidge less) to Gibson, who had a footwear advantage over Snipes. Gibson is certainly not a weak 5'8"! Wesley was also about the same height as Jason Statham.
Rising - 174 cm said on 1/Jul/18
@Robby Harris: My mistake, I meant to post these photos of Jennifer with Travolta and Kelly Preston: Click Here

Here's a few pics of Sly wearing the Hogan sneakers in three different colors: Click Here You can see quite easily from his ankle that he added at least a 1" lift, especially the first two pics. He also wore a different color on Letterman in 2003, but surprisingly didn't look much more than 2" shorter. These are the same sneakers for sale online: Click Here However, these are obvious elevator boots that could accommodate a 3"+ boost: Click Here These are a different pair of elevator boots, more of a dress-type boot that he wore at the Rocky Balboa premiere: Click Here But he does look shockingly tall in them if host Thomas Gottschalk is really around 192 cm: Click Here

Here's a couple of more barefoot candid shots, albeit not full photos: Click Here
Rising - 174 cm said on 1/Jul/18
@Robby Harris: To answer your question. Perhaps the best comparison involving Flavin would be with Travolta and Kelly Preston in 1997: Click Here All 4 posed together at the Golden Globes last year. Other than that, here's Jennifer with Jean-Claude Van Damme from the Expendables 2 premiere in 2012: Click Here There was a brief comparison from the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival of Jennifer and Carl Weathers on one video, but I can't find it right now. If Travolta was a solid 6'0"-6'0.25" and 186 cm or so in footwear then Jennifer looks to easily clear the 6' mark in heels. People try to argue JCVD was 176 cm, but he's never been taller than Sly even when they both have similar dress shoes like that photo and while Jennifer is farther from the camera and crossing her legs, she's still noticeably taller in heels than Van Damme in dress shoes. The difficult thing is finding her where she's not dropping much height.

I think Sly looks 1.5" taller than De Niro there. I don't think he had lost anything noticeable by 2013 or 2014, perhaps a 1/4", but nothing more. I'd say he lost a half inch by 2015 or somewhere between 1-2 cm, but I don't think he's gotten shorter since then. He usually still looks 174 cm to me and can look 178-179 cm when he brings the lifts out of retirement such as with Michael Rooker and his brother Frank when he was promoting Guardians of the Galaxy. So I'd change my guess slightly to perhaps just scraping 5'9" or just under at 175 cm on the nose. He almost always looked 5'10.5"-5'11" from 2003-2008 even in full pics and video and perhaps his favorite shoes during this time were not custom elevator boots, but Hogan Sneakers. Granted, they were particularly thick sneakers and Sly often put at least 1" lifts inside, but they were too low cut for more than maybe a 2.5"-2.75" boost, so I guess posture did the rest on the occasions he looked 5'11"+. There is an early 90's Planet Hollywood video where Sly(undoubtedly in custom cowboy boots) looks minimum 5'11" with Arnie and Bruce as well so he sometimes looks taller than he should even with his footwear. Sly's weight ranged from 190 up to 215 from 2003-2008 so I think the added bulk to his already long torso along with the lifts making his legs look in proportion allowed him to look naturally tall without looking like he was standing on a box like Vin Diesel does for instance. When he slimmed down to his usual 180 for the Expendables, he also stopped wearing lifts a lot of the time so I think these two things combined to make him seem significantly smaller, much like he did at times in the late 90's. Sly did also have elevator boots that could give 3" or so during that 2003-2008 period, but he seemed to prefer the Hogans, which anyone can buy for themselves if they have a few hundred dollars.

As for Frank2, I think he was(is?) a great guy to have on this site, but his estimates have changed over the years. You can spot him saying Michael Jackson was 5'9" around 2006, yet he subsequently argued Jackson was no more than 5'8" and eventually even 5'7" and cited meeting Jackson personally back in the 80's as the reason each time. I don't think he's any different than any other eye witness, especially over time. Your memory can be influenced and you can rethink things. You're right that Sly didn't slouch, but Frank's story was that he met Sly during Nighthawks and Sly was initially his height while wearing cowboy boots, which would be 6' in footwear, but Frank said Sly's boots were bothering him and he removed them, which is when he saw him look 5'7"-5'8" in socks. If he removed his boots because they were bothering him then he may have not been standing as straight as usual, making the contrast all the more striking having seen Sly shrink from his height to much shorter before his eyes. It's also very possible Frank remembers Sly measuring up similarly to him as 5'7"-5'8" men do, but didn't factor in that he'd be the equivalent of a 6' man next to Sly at that moment. I'm sure Frank would be certain he didn't make any errors, but the thing is, he was no less sure about Jackson. A 5'7"-5'8" barefoot man doesn't really add up with 6' in cowboy boots either. With a normal cowboy heel, you'd need a 2" lift minimum inside to even get near 3.5" and you'd need it built for that purpose to even get that much height. As for Mamun, well he probably remembers being more or less eye to eye with Sly and if they were even 5-10 feet apart, it'd be tough to tell who was taller between a 5'8" man and a 5'8.5"-5'9" man unless both men made a point of comparing. I'm just speculating of course because I do think both were honest, but I don't think Sly could have been any less than 5'8.5" peak. I still think Brigitte Nielsen's claim Sly was 174-175 cm is the best source we have.

I also use to hear Sly was short back then. I even had one friend in the 90's who tried to convince me Sly was "only 5 feet tall" and they used angles to make him look tall LOL. I use to hear Arnold was only 5'10" all the time back then as well with even the occasional 5'6"-5'8" and this was at a time Arnold was still 6'1"+.
Editor Rob
Frank did go through a couple of name changes, though I'm not sure when he last posted.
MJKoP said on 1/Jul/18
Bradly said on 21/Jun/18
No booking photo. Actors and sports figures are worth up to a few hundred million, a one million dollar settlement is like nothing. He'd be like in heeled Rambo wedgers if he had to do one. Weak 5-8, still, in '18 or as listed is okay in posture.


You keep saying "in posture", but a weak 5'8" guy is going to be classified as a weak 5'8" regardless of posture. Rob's criteria for a listed height - as basically every legit system of calculating one's stature - takes into account the tallest possible stance a subject is capable of. Why do you think they always say "Stand up straight!" at the doctor's office? No one's true height is counted with posture lost.
Robby Harris said on 30/Jun/18
Even if Weathers is more of a 6'0.5" guy, Sly still couldn't have been less than 174 cm at that point, last year. I really think Weathers looking below 185 cm has more to do with posture, as I doubt he'd really dip much below it if measured properly, a small fraction maybe. Sly still, in normal footwear, looked a solid inch taller than 172 cm Jackie Chan in 2016. Its arguable Chan was still at least 173 cm at the time, but then again, Sly surely dropped below his 175 cm peak, so Chan was probably already more 172 cm by then.
Robby Harris said on 30/Jun/18
@Rising: Yeah, he certainly only looked about 4" shorter than Carl Weathers, who I think is more of a weak 6'1" nowadays. But yes, a minimum of 6' and a half to 6'1" is a realistic range for him. Sly appears at least 5'8.5", if not closer to a flat 5'9" with that premise in mind. Easily looked taller than Rob did beside him, and Rob never drops below a solid 5'8" himself.

Sly beside Weathers, Golden Globes 2017, Video: Click Here

Sly beside 5'7.5" Robert De Niro, Grudge Match premiere, 2013: Click Here Click Here

Worth reminding folks, he looked no less than 174 cm beside him back then, and at times, in other photos looked more 175 cm. He also sure held his own with a 5'10.5" Michael B. Jordan in normal footwear back in 2015. Surely more of a 5'8.5" guy than 5'8" back then. Brigitte Nielson seems to be such a good source for nailing down height to such precise figures...wish she'd have given out her estimations on a long list of other celebrities she may have come across. She nailed Murphy and Sly down perfectly. Still, 174-175 cm is my estimate for Sly's peak, but I'm leaning more towards 175 again. 5'8.75" might be more likely than 5'9", but its also more likely than 5'8.5". 174.5 cm would be my precise guess. 5'8" flat today, likely a little over. I'll always be puzzled on how Frank2 saw him at just 5'7" shoeless, and Mamum 5'7"-5'8"...Sly just never seems the type to ever slouch either. They were certainly reasonable guys with a lot of insight, but 5'7" range for Sly is practically impossible, no matter how much I tried to see/understand their point of view. On the flip side, in retrospect, despite the famous stigma of suspicions attached to his footwear, as a kid I always pictured him to be a tall guy. It shocked me to find out he was under 5'10" when I stumbled on this site. Besides his obvious usage of lifts, It had a lot to do with the impression he gave. Big, deep-commanding voice and roles, muscular body type. Its amazing how much his height could vary. Lifts can only do so much, one would think...I can still remember him being referred to as "short" as far back as the early 90's, a couple of years or so after Rocky V came out. Many people have different ideas of what they consider short. Some people consider 5'9" short - which is obviously silly, considering its merely average, but I think that comes from a lot of people lying about their own height, skewing the perception up in the process. The national average height (for both men and women) for the US and UK is surely at least a half inch higher than it was back then, imo.

By the way, I asked you a question on 20/June, asking whether there's any good comparisons of Flavin next to anyone, besides Sly, of known height, considering she's been reported as anything from 5'9"-5'9.5". She's often in heels which will obviously make estimating tougher, but upon research, I'm not finding any good comparison pictures of her next to anyone else...
MAD SAM said on 29/Jun/18
Peak might had been 175 cm at 5’8.75” approximately, right now he’s 5’8” ; could call him 5’9” at his peak
Bradley said on 28/Jun/18
Snipes is a weak 5' 8".....Sly even owns him side by side in similar footwear.
Rising - 174 cm said on 23/Jun/18
@Robby Harris: He did look very similar to Ford in The Expendables 3: Click Here However, Sly clearly wore lifts in that film since he could look 2"-3" taller than Antonio Banderas in wide shots, such as here: Click Here Of course, even with normal shoes at Cannes, Sly looked 2" max shorter than Ford. Stallone is clearly taller than Banderas and always has been. Antonio is likely a weak 5'8" guy these days and maybe a flat to solid 5'8" in his prime and the shortest of the Expendables: Click Here Sly wore normal shoes that time as did the rest of the cast with the possible exception of Antonio, who may have a 1.8"-2" elevator looking at the heel area of his shoes. Sly is even standing more casually than Antonio. Snipes is probably a weak 5'9" or 5'8.75" range and the same height as Sly at that point while Statham doesn't look above 174 cm to me. Legit 6 footer Lutz towers over his 5'8"-5'9" co-stars and to add insult to injury, he's going up on one foot for an extra half inch! Snipes did this in some photos, but doesn't seem to be doing it there, though as you can see Lutz did this in more than one photo! Click Here Bck to Sly and Banderas, Sly can actually look taller in dress shoes than Antonio in cowboy type heels: Click Here Click Here Perhaps more revealing is how Antonio doesn't look much taller in heels than Snipes in Converse!

I believe Sly was still within a fraction of his peak height at worst by Expendables 3 era in 2013-14 and may have lost that fraction due to another injury during the filming, much like the first. But it was only by the time of Creed in 2015 that Sly really looked noticeably shorter as in half an inch to possibly 2 cm and I don't think he's gotten much, if any shorter since 2015 since he still looked at least 5'8.5" with 6'0.5" minimum Carl Weathers at the Golden Globes and you can see in this video from around the last year, he's still as tall as Statham: Click Here I timestamped it because they're walking down a ramp before that, though you can still get somewhat of an idea. As for footwear, Statham has boots that would add at least 3 cm so not less than Sly's dress shoes: Click Here Click Here You can see Sly's shoes are flat in the front while Statham has boots that seem similar to Blundstones. Either Statham is 5'8.5" max, or Sly is still at least 5'8.5" himself. Personally, I think it's more the latter, though they could both be that height because as I said, Sly is listed in the middle of the possible range I see nowadays, though he's listed for his peak at the highest I can see. I also understand the 176 cm stuff, even up to at least the first Expendables, but I chalk it up to Sly looking 1 cm taller than he is. If you see him slightly shorter than Armand Assante(probably 176 cm himself) in Paradise Alley and looking 174-175 cm range with a 177-178 cm Ben Gazzara in Capone then this seems the most likely answer. Especially since Brigitte Nielsen gave 174-175 cm for him and I have no doubt she could narrow Sly's height down to within 1 cm and she may have very well known his exact height.
Robby Harris said on 22/Jun/18
Never looked below a solid 5'9 with Harrison Ford, while seemingly liftless. He was very close to Ford's height in "Extendables 3" in 2014, if memory serves correct. Anything below 174 is a joke, and anything above 175 I just can't buy, though I can understand why some might see him at more 176 cm.
Bradly said on 21/Jun/18
No booking photo. Actors and sports figures are worth up to a few hundred million, a one million dollar settlement is like nothing. He'd be like in heeled Rambo wedgers if he had to do one. Weak 5-8, still, in '18 or as listed is okay in posture.
Rising - 174 cm said on 21/Jun/18
Looks similar to JCVD recently: Click Here Of course, footwear is unknown, but Van Damme isn't known to wear lifts and when Sly does have more footwear he looks noticeably taller than Van Damme so I'd guess this likely comes down more to how much Sly's hair adds vs Van Damme's hat. I think both were the same height peak as well and were still that height or within 1/4" of it as of Expendables 2, but have shrunk more since.

I'd be somewhat surprised if Sly winds up indicted considering the statute of limitations appears to be up as the allegation is from the 90's and even that aside, in a he said, she said case, the witnesses Sly's lawyers are claiming to have would likely be enough for reasonable doubt. I'd expect there to be some damage control with all of his upcoming films if there were something more concrete like we saw with Spacey and a few others. If there's any truth to any of this, then legal trouble would be more likely to come in new names coming forward with more recent allegations.
burby said on 21/Jun/18
Weak 5'8" 2018. The question is, are we going to get an indictment and booking photo? Better call Sal....
Robby Harris said on 20/Jun/18
@Rising: I was unaware she was reported as being 5'9.5" by the sources you mentioned. You're right in saying the barefoot shots aren't exactly conclusive in that case. They do look very close in height in the pics you posted. Hard to decipher what the exact difference in height would genuinely be...174-175 cm is undoubtedly on the money, but it wouldn't come as a surprise to me if he was more 174 than 175. I must say, he did look at least 6' or close to 6'1" next to Dwayne Johnson in 2005 I believe. His footwear was huge, but it certainly seems impossible for a 174 guy to comfortably pull such a height off in them. Depending on who he's standing with, I can shift between him being more 175 than 174. He certainly looked 175 cm minimum with Mike Tyson in regular shoes several years ago, so I might be getting fooled by some of the pics with Flavin.

Are there any good comparisons of Flavin next to anyone (besides Sly of course) of known height? She's a common heel-wearer, which skews things up a bit...
Robby Harris said on 19/Jun/18
Yeah Brad, the barefoot shots with his wife are pretty much killer. Makes his weak 5'11" claim look to be an utter joke. 5'10.75" is too specific to ring true to me in any case. Most would simply round up. But to be 2" below that, in addition to being such a precise claim is laughable. Still "honest" to a degree though, afterall it's basically his lift height. The 2" rule worked in his favor. Trump should take that regime and call up Sly's special Italian shoe maker. He'll be the 6'3" he so badly wants to be in no time.
Robby Harris said on 19/Jun/18
5'8.5"-5'9" max at his peak & 5'8" flat today (maybe slightly over, but I doubt more). Same height as Mr. Bieber a couple years ago. I'll admit footwear is unseen, but Bieber usually wears flats (vans/converse), so it's unlikely Sly was at any real disadvantage.

I'd say Sly may take the "height enigma crown". Looking 5'7" to multiple reputable people, but somehow easily managing to clear six feet in lifts... obviously impossible for both to be compatible. He didn't look less than about 5'9" with John Travolta, while presumably liftless. Never really pulled off looking much more than about 5'11" with him when he wore lifts though.
Mister lennon said on 19/Jun/18
Solid 5'9 peak.
Rising - 174 cm said on 18/Jun/18
@Robby Harris: I agree he was a weak 5'9" or 5'8.5" minimum and 5'9" max, but I don't view the photos with his wife as conclusive for his exact height for several reasons. One being we don't really know her height. A '93 NY Times profile had her 5'9.5" and 123 lbs, but then a '95 newspaper had her as a flat 5'9" while her official modeling height on fashion model directory is 5'9.5". Some 5'9" flat models do add a half inch like Cindy Crawford so I tend to agree 5'9" is most plausible, but playing Devil's Advocate, she could be as short 5'8.5" for all we know.

The other reason is their heights vary together. Here they are barefoot.

2013: Click Here
2014: Click Here

There doesn't look to be much of a difference in either. Both have their heads down in the first and while I believe Jennifer is dropping more height, Sly's legs don't look nearly as short as you'd expect compared to hers. She's slouching in the other photo, but he looks like he might be arching his back. Here's 2 more candids from 2013 where you can see Sly isn't wearing lifts or even socks for that matter, but his sneakers clearly give him an advantage over her flats: Click Here Click Here Sly has more relaxed posture than usual in the first pic, but if he's taller than her there, it's probably less than the difference between their footwear. I suspect she's slightly taller because she might make herself shorter with him even in candids out of habit, but it's tough to tell.
Robby Harris said on 18/Jun/18
I wonder who more of the bigger height enigma is: Charles Bronson, Sly Stallone, Michael Jackson or Tony Danza - you hear and see everything from 5'7" to 5'10" for these guys. My estimates have varied on them more than any other celeb. But of course I end up sticking with a "most reasonable range". There are others too, but these four always baffled me.

What's hilarious is the amount of people that believed he had leg-lengthening surgery a while ago. Ridiculous if we see him liftless in more recent pics, but as I said...he could look a good bit taller than usual in fairly comfortable looking footwear at times which could be quite puzzling, so it's not hard to understand why some would be fooled to have suspected that.
Bradley said on 18/Jun/18
He's a magician with height indeed. G was a magician, we still don't know about Portmans, tip-toe action etc. with celebs. Barefoot with his 5-9 wife are pretty much the best proof.
Kyuss101 said on 17/Jun/18
Totally impossible to say. Pictures with Seagal and he looks legit 6-0. Then pictures with Cruise and he looks 5-8 in shoes. The guy is a magician
Rising - 174 cm said on 17/Jun/18
He's still at least a solid 5'8", maybe 5'8.5". Clearly taller than Canelo Alvarez: Click Here Click Here I'd guess Canelo at about 5'7.5".

I have to question Sly casting short as well unless Brad means extras because a lot of Sly's co-stars have easily cleared the 6' mark.
Robby Harris said on 16/Jun/18
It's possible Sly was never over 5'8.5" in his prime. He was CLEARLY shorter than his 5'9" wife in full body pics years back, even with better posture and at times, a slight footwear advantage.

He generally does look like he was closer to 5'9", admittedly, but I'd say 5'8.5" is closer to the truth. Mr. T had at least 2" on him, and I'm not certain T was ever taller than his 5'10.5" listing. The King of lifts has certainly never been over 5'9", but luckily still has his classic impressive physique and has maintained a good cm more height than most men do by their early 70s! His robot-like posture is a plus!

5'7" peak is still an absolute joke to me, and 5'8", though more reasonable, seems a little low, considering he could comfortably look OVER 5'11" in lifts back in the day. He's even oddly looked a decent six footer on occasion.... Five nine max though!
HonestSlovene said on 16/Jun/18
He was a strong 5'8"/weak 5'9" peak that reached 5'11" in lifts. Now he's 5'8" flat.
Bradley said on 13/Jun/18
Stern has used the Big Bird line for years, never heard the pelican line. G looks like Jon Lovitz. MJ is a strong 6-5 today and back in the day. 6-2 is purrfect Batman. Sly is still a weak 5-8...his brother is the real fibber, I mean fibbah (NYC accent).
Canson said on 12/Jun/18
@Christian: my 6’6 and 6’7” friends would take your height over theirs. Even my friend your size doesn’t hate his but just said he’d rather be 6’4 over 6’5 while the others actually hate theirs. Your height isn’t bad really. I’d say if I were to be any taller I wouldn’t want to be over 6’5” tho. Perfect for me would be 6’4” flat or 6’3 7/8 at a low. About a cm less than I am now as that would keep me at or under a flat 6’5” in shoes
Canson said on 12/Jun/18
@Bradley: I can believe MJ being a weak 6’5” peak. But that would correlate to 6’5.25 out of bed and 6’4.5 at a low at least in my opinion based on how he looks, how he measured, and how most people describe him that have met him 6’4/6’5. Reggie miller also said that about him as did George Gervin. Gervin was actually at most 6’7” barefoot and in the video that’s easily 2-3” difference. I mean it is always possible MJ grew but it’s also possible that he had a footwear advantage on you if you are actually a full 6’6” at a normal low and not earlier in the day. Any of the factors mentioned play a part. Say you’re only 6’5.75 at a low instead of 6’6” that could make the difference there as it would be 1.25”

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MJKoP said on 12/Jun/18
Bradley said on 11/Jun/18
6' 2" is a perfect height. MJ is a strong 6' 5" peak, had him by an inch 30+ years ago. He appears 6' 6" cause he is erect in public and heeled. Stern refers to himself as Jewish Big Bird. Funny stuff.

ikr? He's commented that he looks like a Pelican in wig! :D
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 11/Jun/18
@Canson

My dream height when I was a child was to grow to 6'3", but I don't hate my height or anything like that. I'm completely fine being 6'5" and a fraction, although 6'3" would be most ideal IMO.
Bradley said on 11/Jun/18
6' 2" is a perfect height. MJ is a strong 6' 5" peak, had him by an inch 30+ years ago. He appears 6' 6" cause he is erect in public and heeled. Stern refers to himself as Jewish Big Bird. Funny stuff.
Canson said on 10/Jun/18
5’8” today prob

@Brad: walking on a downward slope won’t necessarily make you lose height. It’ll appear that way maybe. But It’s harder when you’re that tall to slouch. If it makes you feel better, I have a 6’5, 6’6”, and 6’7” friends who are in the same boat. Two of the three hate it and the 6’5 says he wishes he were my height. Then a guy in the 6’5.5-.75 range (weak 6’6) barefoot that is my ex teammate that claims 6’7”. The 6’6” friend slouches noticeably unless we are all together. Even then it’s still a bit. But the 6’7” has proclaimed that he hates his height and he has almost as good a posture as I have. Mine is perfect given back issues I have and have broad shoulders. However with my 6’6 and 6’5 friend both slouch some. The 6’5 doesn’t mind his height as much but he has said before that he wishes he were my height and the other two wish they were 6’3”
Like another buddy that hangs with us. I used to want to be 6’6” when I was growing up because I wanted what I perceived to be MJ’s height when I played ball. Low and behold he’s really 6’4 and change like me and marginally taller like 1/4” prob. I’m 6’4.25 at a low and 6’5-6’5 1/8 out of bed and if I had to choose today between 6’6 and 6’2 I would take 6’2 all day. But I’d take 6’4 over 6’2 as it to me is good. Ideal for me would be to lose the change and just be solid 6’4” or maybe 6’3 7/8 at a low but since we’re talking about a cm I’m good with it as is
Canson said on 10/Jun/18
5’8” today prob
Canson said on 8/Jun/18
@Rising: LOL! Wow! I lost respect for Imus years back actually with the comments he made.

I agree on Someone like Stern too. It’s hard to build a body up at 6’4 and a wee bit let alone the 6’5 Stern is.
Bradley said on 8/Jun/18
I was going to respond to Braley but it was me without the D. Wish I could be Brad again. I walk on the downward slope of sidewalks, sometimes in the street to lose height, it STINKS being so tall, ask Stern.
Bradley said on 6/Jun/18
That irish bar at 30 Rock was where I saw him, O'Hurleys or something like that, I think Bruce Willis bartended there. I like how Soupy Sales left the studio a mess for Stern. Cousin Brucie at WABC was, still is (on Serius), a class guy. Stern hates being noticed.
Braley said on 6/Jun/18
Stern hates being so tall, he slouches on purpose as he has said numerous times. Sly does everything to be taller...casting is the key.
Rising - 174 cm said on 6/Jun/18
@Canson: That's what I've said for years as well. You wouldn't want to look lanky and awkward, but good proportions and an impressive build can make 6'5"-6'6" fine. A slouch at that height will also be more noticeable so you're better off standing tall. That can make an enormous difference in how you're perceived.

As for Don Imus, my uncle was a lawyer at NBC back then and everyone had an Imus horror story. I know on one occasion, Imus was drunk as usual and was angry about something(I believe his contract or something similar) and protested by opening the door and urinating into the hallway. It's kind of funny to me how millions are invested in these loose cannons and it's assumed they won't go off the rails, whether Imus, Roseanne or anyone else.
Canson said on 4/Jun/18
@Bradley: Stern slouches at 6’5” and hates it. But it’s all about the body type and how you make it look. If you’re that tall you would need to build your body up that much more
Bradley said on 1/Jun/18
Anybody can get a Beyoncé wig and look fine, that lady had a horrible doo.I don't own a TV so I can't watch anything. Imus was a drunk for years, I saw him face down at Times Square Irish watering holes decades ago.W-nnnnnn bee ceee. 6' 2" is great, 6-6 is horrible....even Howud Stern does the slouch. 5' 8" looking like Don Johnson 1987 would be okay with me.
Canson said on 31/May/18
@Bradley: I can see 6’6” being a burden but if I had to choose between that and 5’6” it’s much better. But yea 6’2” it would be if it were that vs 6’6”
MJKoP said on 31/May/18
Bradley said on 21/May/18
Beyoncé has beautiful flowing hair much like a Vogue model....you have to kidding me with that hair...grab a wig.

What are you, Don Imus?

Beyoncé is worth hundreds of millions of dollars and can afford the most expensive wigs, extensions, and perms.

Sorry to hear about the cancellation of Roseanne, btw.
Bradley said on 29/May/18
Probably 6-6, I haven't measured in years. It sucks. I want to be 6-1, maybe 6-2...anything over is a Snoopy crying soundbite.
Rising - 174 cm said on 26/May/18
@Sean95: True, he was still shredded in a photo I saw last year. Sly admitted to using Testosterone and HGH over a decade ago so it's no mystery and still impressive. A lot more men are doing this as they reach middle age and beyond and it can greatly increase one's quality of life so why not? Arnold's size was always going to be tougher to maintain as he aged while Sly has generally only been in the 165-180 range, though Arnold's arms are impressive for his age.
Rising - 174 cm said on 25/May/18
Yeah, you can see his shoes in the photos: Click Here

Even if you couldn't, the fact Rob has a picture above of a 68 year old Sly back to back still looking shorter than a 64 year old Frank would tell us the only way a 70 year old Sly could pull off as tall or taller than a 66 year old Frank. I doubt Frank was still 5'10.5" by the time of either premiere, though. Back in the 80's when both brothers wore cowboy-type boots, Frank was more than an inch taller than Sly. I'd guess Frank is more of a weak 5'10" guy at best in recent years, around 177 cm.

And 6'1" sounds good to me, but I wouldn't particularly want to be as tall as 6'6" unless I was an NBA player. Depends on how you're built, though. A Clint Walker 6'6" would be cool.
Sean95 said on 24/May/18
Compared to Arnold Schwarzenegger today Sly's physique is amazing for his age and he hasn't lost much height at all despite weight lifting! Although he's probably on steroids
Robby Harris said on 24/May/18
@Bradley: How tall are you really? I recall you mentioning 6'5", 6'6" and 6'7" on different occasions...if your of a thin-lanky sort of build I can understand it, however a muscular/toned frame can look great at heights between, say, 6'2"-6'6" imo.
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 24/May/18
@Bradley

How tall are you really though?
Bradley said on 22/May/18
I hate being tall. I wish I was 6 feet 1 which is not "gee yer tall" stuff. If Sly is rockin' past brother Franky then he's back to the big slope and heel.
Bradley said on 21/May/18
Beyoncé has beautiful flowing hair much like a Vogue model....you have to kidding me with that hair...grab a wig.
Rising - 174 cm said on 21/May/18
Sly wore Converse in some training scenes for the early Rocky films. I'm somewhat surprised because it's a particularly thin shoe, but not entirely because I've seen him wear flat dress shoes with barely any heels adding maybe 0.8" to some events the past few years, but after seeing him wearing lifts again to promote GUardians of the Galaxy 2 and looking taller than brother Frank and noticeably taller than Michael Rooker, I'm somewhat surprised he's gone with such a variation. 0.6" Converse will make him about 2" shorter than he was in the footwear he wore to the Guardians' premiere. All that said, he still always looks upwards of 5'8" to me and was still looking as tall as Jason Statham and around 5'8.5" with Carl Weathers within the last year or two. He'll probably wear lifts at least occasionally when the next Rambo film comes out in 2019. On a different note, I recently rewatched Nighthawks(one of Sly's better movies) and was surprised Sly looked close in height to Billy Dee Williams for maybe the first half of the film, but then looked at least 1"-1.5" shorter in the later scenes. Both wore heeled boots, as did Rutger Hauer at times, but it's far more likely Sly would get the advantage than anyone else as their footwear changed in different scenes, but at least one pair of heeled boots reminded me of how Sly looked in the scenes he wore heeled boots in Rocky 3. Even when he looked close to Billy Dee's height, Billy Dee seemed to have a longer frame and not stand quite as straight as Sly did, or at least that's the impression I got.

I would guess more a weak 5'9" prime rather than a strong one simply because you can see Sly look that occasionally and the taller appearances can more easily be explained by a guy who wants to look taller having a tendency to look taller than he is. On the other hand, he really does still look at least like a strong 5'8" guy to me, possibly 5'8.5" and while I'd guess he's shrunk less than most men his age, I'd think he's lost at least a half inch so if he was 5'8.75" then it'd be tough to guess him over 5'8.25" today and same goes for 5'9" or 5'8.5" peak. But I'd also bet he's lost less than an inch in height. Rob has met actors older than Sly who had shrunk less than an inch without being in anywhere near the shape Sly is still in or maintaining as good posture.
Canson said on 21/May/18
@Bradly: you hate being tall?
MJKoP said on 19/May/18
Bradly said on 7/May/18
I thought I only wore Chuck Taylors. I hate being tall so anything flat helps. Sly has given up. The guy on the left must be 5-4.


LOL, that's a woman!
Mitch said on 18/May/18
Sly is 5-6 on a good day. He was wearing a robe and bath slippers and was walking to the Spa elevator in the FourSeasons NYC 10 years ago. I walked along side him and was shocked. I'm 6-1. He was a little munchkin.
mohammed said on 16/May/18
sly was 5ft9 and now 5ft8.25
Heighliker said on 12/May/18
Rob as I also told you you upgrade a lot I tell you know this one is a perfect list. Peak and current height are just perfect 2 cm lost in his case. From 175'5 to 173'5.
Paul NS (6ft0.5) said on 11/May/18
@Gracian

He isn't Italian. He was born in the U.S., and his mother is an American by birth too.
Gracian said on 10/May/18
Rob, I think Stallone still deserves two new categories. He is Italian, so you should give him the categories of "Italian actors". In addition, you should also add he to the category "Martial artist".
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 9/May/18
@Rob

lol
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 9/May/18
Wearing 0.6" Converse defeats the purpose when you're trying to look taller IMO.
Editor Rob
Sly's thrown in the white towel on his height...all tape measures banned from his house, lifts retired, elevators donated to museums.
Gonzalo said on 9/May/18
I saw him up close back in 2008 and he was two inches taller than me and I am 1`74. I have no idea of what he had in his shoes but he was 1`78-79 that day.
Lawrence said on 8/May/18
I think sly is 5'9". 5'8" just too short for him imo
Bradly said on 8/May/18
He has on his cover-up the lifts pants with the Chuck Taylors. I doubt he has lifts in Cee-Tees, that would be sick, but; Sly is sly.
miko said on 8/May/18
Converse with a cheeky 0.25' lift for old times sake
Bradly said on 7/May/18
I thought I only wore Chuck Taylors. I hate being tall so anything flat helps. Sly has given up. The guy on the left must be 5-4.
Nolifts81 said on 7/May/18
Loka- 100% sure that he has lifts in those Converse. Look how the pants fall on the ankle!!! And i know something about lifts.........
MJKoP said on 6/May/18
In the 70s: strong 5'9"
In HIS 70s: strong 5'8"
haxxx said on 6/May/18
@Mike Toreno

He is old so obviously doesn't care that much anymore, but I'm pretty sure he is still wearing lifts pretty often? Although not as much as before
Loka said on 5/May/18
What about That ?

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Editor Rob
That's rarer than a blue moon...Sly in converse, well I'll be damned!
Loka said on 4/May/18
This is the Pic I'm talking about. Click Here

Where are the lifts ? lol
Mike Toreno said on 4/May/18
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Cant see 5ft9 nowadays. More likely to be 5ft8 tops at the moment.

I dont know why he stopped wearing lifts after his 70's .
haxxx said on 3/May/18
@Loka

Sly is wearing lifts casually and daily.
Loka said on 2/May/18
Sly just posted a video on instagram. He's in flat running shoes, à la Rocky, and he looks 176 cm IMO. I'm tired of people downgrading his height here just for the pleasure of it. I'm not saying that hé is 176 cm in reality. I don't know but he doesnt look like a 5.8 Guy either. He manager all trough the years to still healthy and strong. He took HGH. All of these have helped him to keep his 5.9 +/- height IMO.
EthanCouch said on 23/Apr/18
What about 5’7.5 Rob? He looks short in person.
Dmeyer said on 23/Apr/18
Sly can look smaller than Rob near Lundgren and weathers
EthanCouch said on 23/Apr/18
I’d say 5’7 even. He wears 4 inch lifts I heard.
Bradly said on 23/Apr/18
Tip toe Sly with double S. The other double S needed to. Pitt is a strong 5-10. Custom boot-man. Bat-Man Clooney is not really a boot guy cept on the old cycles.
MJKoP said on 21/Apr/18
No, not less than 5'9" peak. Visitors here would take freeze frames from that Sharon Stone scene as "proof" of Sly being barely 5'8" or less, since he was "obviously" shorter in the shower. Watch the whole scene...when bending down and leaning forward during a passionate make-out session, OF COURSE he could look shorter than a woman he's likely only a inch taller than naturally if you select the right 1/24th of second as reference.

Similar to the unclothed shots of Pitt and Paltrow that some guys here love cite as "more proof" that Pitt's under 5'10"....you really think he's standing at his straightest??
Bradly said on 17/Apr/18
You can count on Sly NOT to be shorter with Stone on camera. He was probably in full tip-toe. Moonlighting should have called "Bare-footin'" with Willis.
Nolifts81 said on 14/Apr/18
Shower scene with Sharon Stone . He was clearly 1.25 inch taller than her .Sharon is 5'8" .Sly should be a hair over 5'9". That's Why i think at 176cm prime.Now he can be 173cm.
Stephano187cm said on 13/Apr/18
he was 5'9 more 175 . No more a good posture since his prime and perfect posture also heel user that's why some few say he was 176
viper said on 12/Apr/18
Sorry Brad, he was never taller than 5-7 range. Even Mamun saw him at 5-7-5-8.
Bradly said on 12/Apr/18
I've always considered the training footage of Sly and Weathers important to his peak height of 5 foot 8 and a half. He was in standard boxing footwear. The footage on film he's in ramped up customs with camera fooling. He is falling over in Rambo boots with wedge and heel Madonna uses.
AAAA said on 11/Apr/18
Old school footage of him and weathers doing choreography for the first rocky. They were both in boxing shoes here, so virtually no heel height. The diff looks almost identical to that award show they were at a year or 2 ago (I'm getting older so it may be 4-5 and it only seems like a year). Award photo is 2nd link, video is 1st link.

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Bradly said on 9/Apr/18
Burbs has it nailed. Sal, I'm due upstairs with Rob in an hour....I lost my comb getting out of the Volvo bed..need another.
MJKoP said on 9/Apr/18
Oh, please...anything less than a strong 5'9" peak is out of the question. Just because he's not the 5'10.75" he claimed or the 5'11 a one-lettered dude claimed for him, it doesn't mean he was legit short(5'7" range) during his prime.
Nolifts81 said on 9/Apr/18
Today he is 5'8.25 but he is still wearing lifts in the shoes. Just look at his shoes in his last video on his official Instagram account. At last one inch inside the shoe.
burby said on 7/Apr/18
5'8.5" peak, 5'7.5" when he hits 75.
Bradly said on 6/Apr/18
5-7 peak...even I agree with da G that is laughing gas. Telly and Sly cancel out with custom Munsters for Telly in '75 and ramped boots for the sly Sly.
viper said on 5/Apr/18
5-7-5-7.5 peak. Look at the Columbo episode with 5-10-5-10.5 Telly Savales. He's got 3 inches on him
MJKoP said on 2/Apr/18
And at 75(if he reaches that age), he'll still have friends vowing that he can look 5'9" or 5'10" in person. :P
Bradly said on 31/Mar/18
The G: Five Eight at age 75. He could sell Nathan's dogs outside Yankee Stadium this year in a Stallone "Y0-I'm Five Feet 10" shirt.
Ben said on 31/Mar/18
Aye Rob I might be alive by 2100, maybe I'll go back and read some comments for nostalgia and giggles.
Editor Rob
Who knows what technology will be available to help with longevity. Maybe even help retain height, you might be age 90 and still 5ft 10 range.
MJKoP said on 31/Mar/18
Bradly said on 30/Mar/18
Sure wish the Viper was here 10 years ago getting barked at by the G.


What did Viper do for you to wish relentless abuse upon him? :P
Alistair said on 30/Mar/18
Hey Rob, do you think G will start claiming Five seven by the time he'll be 65 or 70. At what age do you think he'll drop under five six?
Editor Rob
I'd be surprised if he deviated, in fact I'm sure he already has his gravestone etched 'Always and Forever 5 foot 8'.

As for Sly...I wonder what future generations will make of him. Can you imagine somebody in 2100 going back into archives and reading pages upon pages of comments about his height.
Bradly said on 30/Mar/18
Sure wish the Viper was here 10 years ago getting barked at by the G. Off by an inch. He was 5' 8.5" peak. 5-11 flat in custom lifts back in '76.Rambo boots ramped he might have edged a bit more.
viper said on 29/Mar/18
5-10 in lifts, 5-7.5 barefoot in the 70s
jtm said on 29/Mar/18
f it’s true (which I have no reason to doubt) - how do we know she wasn’t just referring to a quarter inch difference between herself and Sly? 174 cm is the lowest i’m willing to accept as a possibility, certainly no less - though 175-176 cm generally seems closer imo.

she wouldn't be so sure she was taller if it was just a quarter inch difference.
Mr. FiveEight said on 29/Mar/18
@viper: 5'7.5" is literally impossible for a peak Sly. If that were the case he’d need a pair of FOUR inch lifts inside his footwear to be able pull off a strong 5'11"! He was clearly at least an inch taller than De Niro a few years ago in liftless-looking footwear, taller than Chan throughout the years, could easily look to have a good 2" on Sugar Ray (with stacked footwear), I could go on and on...
Mr. FiveEight said on 29/Mar/18
@viper: 5'7.5" is literally impossible for a peak Sly. If that were the case he’d need a pair of FOUR inch lifts inside his footwear to be able pull off a strong 5'11"! He was clearly at least an inch taller than De Niro a few years ago in lifeless-looking footwear, taller than Chan throughout the years, could easily look to have a good 2" on Sugar Ray (with stacked footwear), I could go on and on...
Smiles03 said on 28/Mar/18
Younger days 5'10 ,middle age 5'9,now 5'8
Bradly said on 28/Mar/18
Sis Stallone is correct.
viper said on 27/Mar/18
Absolute most I can buy him at peak is 5-7.5
Mr. FiveEight said on 27/Mar/18
It’s very difficult for me to picture Sly being much less than 5'9" in his prime...even 5'8.5" seems a little low, though maybe not exactly impossible - at the extreme low guess. One thing is for sure though - and that is Sly was never a flat 5'8" (or below) at his peak!

I’d like to see this article that Mr. R brought up (not saying he was making it up, ‘cos he was easily one of the most reliable contributors on the site). If it’s true (which I have no reason to doubt) - how do we know she wasn’t just referring to a quarter inch difference between herself and Sly? 174 cm is the lowest i’m willing to accept as a possibility, certainly no less - though 175-176 cm generally seems closer imo.
jtm said on 27/Mar/18
Mr. R said on 10/Mar/05
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.

another evidence he wasn't 5'9 or taller.
Lkk said on 26/Mar/18
Strong 5'9 in his prime at worst
EthanCouch said on 26/Mar/18
5’7.5
M58 said on 26/Mar/18
176 cm is arguable for a peak Sly, but I’d still say 175 cm is more likely. Anything below 5'8.5" for him in the 70s-80s is taking the pi$$ IMO. However as far as today, it’s hard to tell whether he’s dipped to just a flat 5'8" or a little over as listed....it’s not a big deal though, especially considering that quarter inches are not the easiest thing to detect (especially with an enigmatic lift-wearer...though he doesn’t wear lifts anywhere near as often as he used to back in the day!)
Editor Rob
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Nolifts81 said on 23/Mar/18
Yuval- Franco Columbu Was never 5'5" he was more 5'4" and a hair taller. Sly was 5'9.25 (176cm). That's Why you see 5 inches of difference
Yuval said on 21/Mar/18
He looks really tall next to Franco colombu(Arnold's training partner) who is 5'5. Like 5 inches taller..and not so towered by Arnold.
Gracian said on 14/Mar/18
Rob, who do you think, who in his youth had the best chance to achieve a strong range of 5'9"(5'9.25")? Sylvester Stallone, Jean Claude Van Damme, Michael Keaton or Ian McDiarmid? Personally, I'd give Van Damme the best chance, and in Stallone's case I think it's the most debatable... What's your opinion Rob?
Editor Rob
I can see how 5ft 9.25 estimates for all these men might be possible...it would be interesting to go back in time and measure each of them, I suppose the odds are that some of them could have been a little over 5ft 9, maybe a greater chance than falling a 1/4 inch under it.
James B 170.8cm said on 13/Mar/18
Rob probably weighing near 196 pounds is one reason why he has lost a bit of height?
Editor Rob
More the general ageing and wear&tear from his lifestyle and training for 40 years.
Matt99 said on 12/Mar/18
Rob what do you think Slys peak extreme low be?
Editor Rob
After a hard day filming Rambo I'm sure he might drop to 5ft 8.75.
berta said on 11/Mar/18
rob doesnt reaally stallone feel like a guy that was 176 at peak. 175 is a fraction to short for him peak. he was not shorter than kurt russell barefoor. i can believe he is weak 174 strong 173 range today and have lost 2-2,5 cm at over 70
Editor Rob
That figure of 176 was always arguable for him. His shoe issue always threw spanners in the works.
Jamie L said on 11/Mar/18
Rob, I've noticed you recovered a lot of old comments, however they only go as far back as 2015 on here. Is this all of what's left?
Editor Rob
Yes, as I mentioned in previous comment, I have been unable to recover them.
Daniel G Holschauer said on 10/Mar/18
I met Sly when I took my friend to audition for the movie Cobra. I'm 5'9, and he was at least an inch shorter than me.
Matt99 said on 9/Mar/18
Rob what’s the chance of sly being 5’8.5 peak?
Editor Rob
I can't see him that low, minimum 5ft 9 I'd go with. He held his height well to 60's but by 70 he succumbed to some losses.
ethan couch said on 8/Mar/18
I think 5'7.5
Barberboy said on 4/Mar/18
5 8'
Jim Hopper said on 2/Mar/18
I think hes 5-8-1/2. I met Mr T in London twice and stood pretty much next to him near the London eye,hes 5-10" imo. Sly looked around 2" shorter approx. In lifts he will pass as a 5-10-11" guy defo.
The Shredder said on 2/Mar/18
I have never ruled out a little over 5'9 peak , but it was the very most he'd be , Mr.T and Weathers destroyed his 5'10 + claims but on the other hand he was tall enough to reach looking minimum 5'11. So " around " 5'9 minimum in any case.
M58 said on 26/Feb/18
Sly looked no less than a flat 5'9" with legitimate 5'10" Mike Tyson in normal looking footwear back in 2011, and there’s plenty more occasions he looked no less than 5'9" in the last couple decades (sans lifts). But I don’t rule out a weaker 5'9" or even 5'8.5" at the lowest for his prime, but even at 174 cm - he would have probably woken up at more 176 cm...the average daily height loss is about 3/4". He could look 174 cm at times though I must admit...but generally speaking, he did seem near enough what Rob has him listed at most of the time.
M58 said on 26/Feb/18
Sly looked no less than a flat 5'9" with legitimate 5'10" Mike Tyson in normal looking footwear back in 2011, and there’s plenty more occasions he looked no less than 5'9" in the last couple decades. But I don’t rule out a weaker 5'9" or even 5'8.5" at the lowest for his prime, but even at 174 cm - he would have probably woken up at more 176 cm...the average daily height loss is about 3/4". He could look 174 cm at times though I must admit...but generally speaking, he did seem near enough what Rob has him listed at most of the time.
Bradly said on 26/Feb/18
The guy is short, Sly could own him large in sandals 4 gawds sake. Sal, napkins.
Danimal said on 26/Feb/18
M58 said on 24/Feb/18
I don’t see how Sly can be anything below 5'8" today, as he can still pull off looking over it in normal footwear. As for his peak, anywhere from 5'8.5"-5'9" is possible imo, in fact i’d say Rob’s listings are as close to reality as one can get, but I can understand the 5'9.25" estimates too (as far as peak). Sly hasn’t lost much height for his age, half inch or so is pretty good for a 70+ guy. Sly is living proof that being in good shape is certain to pay off in later life!

He was likely 177 cm range out of bed in his prime, which arguably makes his 5'10" claim from 1991 pretty reasonable. He should stop wearing lifts as everyone knows he’s not as tall as he tries to make himself appear though! But then again, he doesn’t really give me the impression of being overly insecure about his height, or having any sort of obvious napoleon complex, given he’s made jokes about his height in the past...so maybe he just enjoys fooling people who maybe aren’t aware of his real height!?

I've been on this site since 2004 and there have been many pics of Sly's 5'9" wife in sandals and poor posture taller than Sly in dress shoes and military posture and these pics are a good dozen years old. So even back then, Sly was nowhere near your 5'10" out of bed. He's NEVER been any taller than maybe a flat 5'9" out of bed and 5'8.5" during the day in his YOUTH.
Danimal said on 26/Feb/18
lol said on 4/Feb/18
The guy on the right says he's 5.8... What kind of shoes and lifts could explain that Sly is so tall ?

Click Here

No way is that guy 5'8". He was probably measured 5'7" and change WITH shoes in his younger days, so 5'6" barefoot and maybe 5'5" today and might be wearing sandals/flip flops considering he has on shorts and Sly is wearing his 3" monsters heels/insoles. When you're worth $400 million you can afford the best type of shoe lifts out there. Just ask Justin Bieber and Tom Cruise all about it.
nolifts81 said on 26/Feb/18
peak 176 cm , without any doubt
berta said on 25/Feb/18
i believe 176 peak and 174 now.
Andrea said on 24/Feb/18
Rob, any idea about Vincent Spano? Do you think he's worth a page?
I remember him from an italian tv series he did many years ago and, from what I remember, I thought that maybe he was over 6' but certainly no more than 6'1 (and I'm sure he used to get listed at a very optimistic 6'2 back then)...
Editor Rob
Might have been 6ft 1 range and a bit less today.
M58 said on 24/Feb/18
And it’s amazing some posters on here can still think an apparent 5'7" guy can pull off looking a strong 5'11" in lifts. Give it up already! You think he hid 4 inch lifts inside passably-normal-looking footwear!? Sly was never 5'7" in his prime, or even today for that matter. If you still think so, provide a convincing explanation as to how on earth he pulled off looking at least 4 inches taller on a number of occasions in his heyday.
M58 said on 24/Feb/18
I don’t see how Sly can be anything below 5'8" today, as he can still pull off looking over it in normal footwear. As for his peak, anywhere from 5'8.5"-5'9" is possible imo, in fact i’d say Rob’s listings are as close to reality as one can get, but I can understand the 5'9.25" estimates too (as far as peak). Sly hasn’t lost much height for his age, half inch or so is pretty good for a 70+ guy. Sly is living proof that being in good shape is certain to pay off in later life!

He was likely 177 cm range out of bed in his prime, which arguably makes his 5'10" claim from 1991 pretty reasonable. He should stop wearing lifts as everyone knows he’s not as tall as he tries to make himself appear though! But then again, he doesn’t really give me the impression of being overly insecure about his height, or having any sort of obvious napoleon complex, given he’s made jokes about his height in the past...so maybe he just enjoys fooling people who maybe aren’t aware of his real height!?
Danimal said on 23/Feb/18
Smiles03 said on 15/Feb/18
He could had been 5'10 when he was younger

Not a chance. He was about 5'8.5" in his younger years (taller out of bed). Today he's 5'7.25" (taller out of bed).
Parker said on 23/Feb/18
Frankie68 said on 20/Feb/18
Anybody ever see pics from Sly’s movie Oscar ,, theres a pic of Sly with 5’7 Peter Riegert & Peter is way taller than Sly

Do you mean this one Frankie?
Click Here

Although the pic is listed as Sly and Peter Riegert, it is in fact Vincent Spano, listed as 6'1 on imdb.
Michael said on 20/Feb/18
173 to 174 sounds about right for this man.
Frankie68 said on 20/Feb/18
Anybody ever see pics from Sly’s movie Oscar ,, theres a pic of Sly with 5’7 Peter Riegert & Peter is way taller than Sly ,, & its an open shot of there footwear as well !! Go on imdb and see for yourself ,,
Smiles03 said on 15/Feb/18
He could had been 5'10 when he was younger
PhysicsEnemy said on 15/Feb/18
Reminder - Deducting the 2mm stadiometer error put Glenn on exactly 5' 6.5", and 5' 7" for out-of-bed. He was not 'over' these figures, simply on them.
Bradly said on 14/Feb/18
Extendo legs, nope....just another G fibbah wanting to be tall by association, a 5' 8" supastar. Sal, mustad, mayo.
Barry Fl said on 14/Feb/18
Ha ha ha Sly's trademarked extendo-legs strike again!!
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 13/Feb/18
Is it possible the guy on the right is related to G ?? I mean they both are 5'8
MJKoP said on 13/Feb/18
mohammed said on 12/Feb/18
Sylvester stallone is 175 now


I think he's heavier than that!
mohammed said on 12/Feb/18
Sylvester stallone is 175 now
Aurellio Roccone said on 10/Feb/18
Aw come on now im 511 and Stallone was much shorter when he wore sandsls in Niece France i would say 5 6 i stand with shoes 6 ft
Bradly said on 9/Feb/18
No Canadian sandals, that's one short dude. Just look at him by the chair. Sal, I'm due upstairs with Rob soon, wrap the Nathan's dogs in foil, I wantum hot...and mustad.
burby said on 8/Feb/18
Maybe Sly is rockin' Canadian sandals, eh? Sal, the poutine...
The Shredder said on 7/Feb/18
That woman must be 4'9 , 4'10 than.
Bradly said on 7/Feb/18
The guy has G thoughts: higher by fib. Call Frank Stallone for advice.
M58 said on 7/Feb/18
Yeah, that’s probably a 5’5” dude just pulling off a “Corey Feldman”
Bradly said on 6/Feb/18
Sly might be in a pair of Jennifer's heels if the guy is 5-8.
MJKoP said on 5/Feb/18
lol said on 4/Feb/18
The guy on the right says he's 5.8... What kind of shoes and lifts could explain that Sly is so tall ?

Click Here


A guy claiming 5'8" standing next to a towering Stallone?
You must be new here....
Bradly said on 5/Feb/18
The guy on the right is 5' 6" tops. Maybe he should join Frank Stallone in a height fibbing contest.
lol said on 4/Feb/18
The guy on the right says he's 5.8... What kind of shoes and lifts could explain that Sly is so tall ?

Click Here
lol said on 4/Feb/18
5.8 is not the reality. He stills above that.
Sandy Cowell said on 2/Feb/18
@ burby - Well mate, we all make them 😧 - mistakes, that is!
Enjoy your weekend! 😁
Bradly said on 2/Feb/18
Okay, minus 1/4 Burbs. Sal, yo Sal.....remember the napkins, I dumped some mayo on the Volvo carpet, I'm due upstairs in an hour.
burby said on 2/Feb/18
Whoops, should have put in "since" before the 2017.
burby said on 1/Feb/18
Too high Brad, Sly is a weak 5'8" 2017.
Bradly said on 1/Feb/18
Where'd Sly get that Shaft 1973 coat? Pure Harlem style. He has to be rockin' in those Kojak '75 boots.
Bradly said on 31/Jan/18
5' 8 1/4" is pretty much about what he is. He'd say 1.5" (at least) taller. The G would agree with Sly.
Editor Rob
Sly holds up not too badly in this photo with Arnie and Matt Iseman who says he's 6ft 3 or 4
Rising - 174 cm said on 31/Jan/18
Telly was 5'10"-5'11" range and wore boots with at least 2" heels and was rumored to have lifts inside to make him look his billed height of 6'1" so a young Sly at 5'8.5"-5'9" should have looked considerably shorter and there was never a shot in that episode which showed us the exact difference. Sly didn't look 5'7"-5'8" with Dolph either. According to Dolph, he stood on a box to tower Sly even more than he already did, but Sly always measured up much better to Dolph than Dolph's co-star in Dark Angel/I Come in Peace Brian Benben, who was 5'6" and over a head shorter than Dolph. Sly came up more around Dolph's nose.
Jug said on 31/Jan/18
Closer to 5'7 for a peak. Was considerably shorter than Telly Savalas on an episode of Kojak. Looked 5'7, possibly 5'8, next to 6'4/6'5 Dolph Lundgren.
M58 said on 28/Jan/18
Five-nine peak easy. No arguments against Rob’s listings.
Rising - 174 cm said on 25/Jan/18
I watched Oscar recently and Sly is noticeably taller(at least a couple inches) than 5'7"-5'8" range guys like Peter Riegert and Tim Curry, but he looks to me like he's near 5" shorter than Chazz Palminteri as he seems to not reach much higher than Palminteri's eyes. He's the same height in the film as an 80+ year old Don Ameche and however tall Vincent Spano is, Sly winds up looking about 2" shorter. Don't know about his shoes, they look like they could have lifts, but he is actually seen wearing slippers earlier in the film, though I'm not sure there's a wide shot you can accurately see his height in them. Still a strong 5'8" based on how he looked with Carl Weathers at the Golden Globes a year ago as Carl only looked about 4" taller to me and Carl is no less than 6'0.5" even today.

And MJKoP, I don't know why you inferred that I believed Spacey personally divulged his sexual proclivities to Glenn. I didn't know whether it was accurate or not at the time(I long figured Spacey was gay and really couldn't care less about that with voluntary adults) but had figured Glenn either heard it from a bodyguard, security etc. or someone else in his own profession he knew who saw Spacey regularly with those "young surfer types."

As for Glenn with Sly's height, in fairness, he was relatively consistent in believing Sly was somewhere in the 5'10" range(until Sly's inexplicable growth spurt to 5'11" in his 70's, which even Sly is unaware of) and I do think he honestly believed it as if he were just trying to pass himself off as taller, he could have easily just said Sly was wearing lifts in the photos and who would have doubted him? Same thing with estimating Bruce Willis at a 6'1" height virtually nobody believed despite having no picture with Bruce. However, I do think it's probable Glenn subconsciously or semi-consciously convinced himself some celebs were taller in an effort to allay his own doubts about his height even prior to the measurement. I don't believe he'd have lashed out as extremely at innocuous questions if he were completely certain, but his actions wouldn't have made sense if he knew he was that far from his claimed height and consciously deceiving people. I'm sure when someone like Gary Sinise tells him he himself is 5'8" and looks at Glenn funny when Glenn claims he looks taller because he [Glenn] himself is 5'8" would for anyone else have caused them to at least consider they were shorter than they believed, but for Glenn the logical or convenient conclusion to draw from this was that Sinise didn't know his own height. If Glenn can still seemingly convince himself he's 5'8" or at least have no qualms telling it to people aware of his measurement then convincing himself he were 5'8" before the measurement would be a piece of cake. Especially since Glenn had some wildly unscientific ideas about height. For instance, Sly's unexplained ability to go from looking from 5'7" to 6'2" (in Glenn's judgement) despite the fact that Sly's good posture would leave shoes and ground level as the only real variables. These variations were not uncommon to Glenn. He not only believed Mel Gibson could look 5'7"-5'8", he believed Gibson WAS 5'7"-5'8" due to premiere photos despite having met Mel by this point. Now he believes Mel is 5'11" despite only claiming 5'10", much like Sly, Colin Farrell and others.
MJKoP said on 22/Jan/18
Rob: You should totally add this guy just for laughs....perhaps he was really a bit under 5'8.75"?? :P

lolgoogle, indeed! :D

Click Here
Editor Rob
Yeah I remember seeing that years ago.

Absolutely stick-on that Big G loves it...you type his name and height and it says there 5ft 10 :)

Google can't be wrong 😁
Bradly said on 16/Jan/18
The G meets 5' 6.5". 4 real. Sal, fries? CH demands email address now, can't get to CH through FedEx or anywhere else outside town cept new name.
MJKoP said on 13/Jan/18
Of course he saw it - but as you've hypothesized in the past, he simply purged the memory as it was too painful to accept. If you hooked him up to a polygraph and asked him his height, there'd be no indicators of deception as he answered "Five Foot Eight".
MJKoP said on 13/Jan/18
Yeah, if Rob were still "friends" with Glenn like I am, it would have to be from a dummy account where he'd block out his alter-identity. The incorrect font was really only secondary.

No, I *did* indeed mean the actual ones of the stadiometer measurements, showing his precise actual height(or at least according to everyone except him and these friends we keep hearing about). There would really be no need to manipulate the two of you standing next to each other, due to the posed one of G the (G)iant.

And I'm sure your CH admin database snapshots contain plenty of great stuff to behold. I remember when he said "anything is possible. even Stallone at 5-7".

Of course Sly "grew" to five eleven when the (G)reat contributor's stories began to crumble. If Sly had refused G's photo-op requests and possibly even turned down a John Hancock, do you seriously think he'd still be seen a full quarter inch above even his own highest claim? Hehe...
Editor Rob
Bizarre, since he saw the measurements himself.

There is in my posession one photo of Glenn measuring 5ft 8 (Yes, unlike Bigfoot, this exists). Of course it is an 'in sneakers' shot...If I put that up again, someone will email it to him and he might start believing he measured 5ft 8 in socks...😵😼
MJKoP said on 12/Jan/18
The Shredder said on 12/Jan/18
I feel like an ass lol. I was barely awake when I saw the page , but it looked real. That's some good work you did there Rob ;).
Editor Rob: I dared not make it totally accurate, so I just switched the font slightly...I of course am not a facebook friend of glenn :)

what was funny in 2005-2006 or so is some people genuinely thought Glenn had photoshopped images of himself, which seemed ludicrous as he could barely work a computer.


He didn't HAVE a computer and his entries were/are from his phone(Blackberry back then)...interestingly enough, he thought YOU had 'shopped the stadiometer pics of him at slightly over and under 5'7". I'm kicking myself for not offering to doctor those pics back to the "correct" height for him, to see what he would've said. He probably would've posted them and tried to pass them off as the originals. LOL
Editor Rob
Photoshopped the stadiometer snapshot or the ones of him standing with me? I'm sure he's still got the one I suggested he keep - the one of him on tip-toes, looking the happiest he's ever been :)

If he still wants a photo of him measuring just slightly under 5ft 7 on the Seca, someone send him This one and the one taken 15 minutes before at which he managed 2mm taller, Click Here. Might help remind him of what 5ft 8 looks like 😈 🤗

And to shift back to the topic of Stallone I think this tidbit from our old friend is worth mentioning:

"BUT I did stand near him for
a bit and examined him like a scientist would,like I
always do.5-9 tops this time.maybe
smaller.however,like I said its tricky"


So, even admitted Height Scientist, Glenn Cunningham B.S, at one stage thought Sly looked 5ft 9 or possibly smaller! 😳

I'd totally forgotten him saying this!
The Shredder said on 12/Jan/18
I feel like an ass lol. I was barely awake when I saw the page , but it looked real. That's some good work you did there Rob ;).
Editor Rob: I dared not make it totally accurate, so I just switched the font slightly...I of course am not a facebook friend of glenn :)

what was funny in 2005-2006 or so is some people genuinely thought Glenn had photoshopped images of himself, which seemed ludicrous as he could barely work a computer.
MJKoP said on 12/Jan/18
I was almost tempted to go check his page, despite immediately knowing it was fake. Believe you me, I'd have been all over that like fur on Bigfoot had such a post appeared. Rob, you've got to work on your facebook 'shopping. Eh, still more convincing than Bigfoot. :P
The Shredder said on 11/Jan/18
Wait , so G really is admitting to 5'6.5 now?
Editor Rob: 😱 😉 when hell freezes over!
MJKoP said on 10/Jan/18
G's been nice enough to provide us with his resume on his IG(handle: magickal_warlock - I kid you not!)

Aries.Entertainment Industry.Musicologist.Cryptozoologist.Metal.NewWave.Goth.Prog.Psych.Industrial.Cats.Horror.Astrology.Paranormal.Occultist.Magick.Professional Height Guesser.Five.Foot.F**king.EIGHT!!!!

Okay, the last two descriptors were added by yours truly, but I think this might be jumping the shark even for him!

Side note: When you add a letter 'k' to the word "magic", it suddenly becomes more mystic yet paradoxically somehow more believable as a made-up word. I would say his story is tragick.
Editor Rob: I think I will give him some major props...I just seen his admission Click Here.
Well done G!
Not so good for Sly though, he liked being a few inches taller than our old friend, it helped his 5ft 10 and a half claim.
Rising - 174 cm said on 10/Jan/18
This is a fair downgrade as I think he must be somewhere from 5'8" minimum to 5'8.5" max, but he doesn't look like he's shrunk much more since around 2014-2015ish, imo. You can see he's still taller next to Mel Gibson than Mark Wahlberg is. Btw, I watched F.I.S.T. for the first time in years a while back and Sly pulls off taller than I remembered in it. If Peter Boyle was 6'2" and Kevin Conway 5'6" then Sly pulled off between 5'10"-5'11" with them at times. Of course, I think Conway is right that Sly was about 5'9" and wore lifts constantly. But if Sly is 5'8.25" now then Statham definitely needs a quarter inch downgrade as Statham does not look taller even with comparable footwear. I'd still say 175 cm peak and 174 now until I see something definitive to change my mind, but I've said for a while there's about a 50/50 chance of 5'8.75" peak and 5'8.25" now, especially since 174.5 would be right between the range Brigitte gave for Sly.
the rock said on 10/Jan/18
looks like legit 5ft 8.25
Jason said on 9/Jan/18
Rob how tall you think Sylvester Stallone would be in the 70's and 80's?
Editor Rob: much more a 5ft 9 guy than 5ft 8 back then.
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 9/Jan/18
Rob!!
I think Glenn should really have his own height page. If he hasnt had a heart attack up to now Idont think he will have one.
Cmon Rob it will be awesome!!
Editor Rob: I think it would be unwise.
Brad said on 8/Jan/18
and a Nathan's dog with mustad, I'm due upstairs with Rob and the Queen of Scotland in 2 hours...this Volvo bed is killin' me.
Barry Fl said on 8/Jan/18
I don't get the impression that Sly has lost much height (but then again with all his smoke and mirrors it's hard to be certain). Some days of course he's gained it.
burby said on 7/Jan/18
Nah, Sly would still say 5'10" in 2018. Sal, two pepperoni slices and a medium Coke, please.
Brad said on 6/Jan/18
Sly has an Addams Family bed rack that pulls him each night, he has not gone below 5' 8". Would Sly say 5' 9" in '18 or stick to the 70's fibbing?
mojo said on 5/Jan/18
I totally disagree with the downgrade of his height on this page. Totally. I think Sly totally disagrees too... More seriously i didn't see any facts giving the impression that he lost height.
Brad said on 5/Jan/18
The chimps at the Bronx Zoo call him out for bananas nightly. 5' 6.5" is his height. 5' 8" is his dream height.
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 5/Jan/18
Rob!!.... G needs his own height page!! 5'6.5 I think it could be interesting
Editor Rob: I don't want to give the guy a heart attack.
Brad said on 4/Jan/18
G is 5' 6.5" in '18. He's 46 this year and heavier than the wild years on C-H's.
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 3/Jan/18
Soooo if Sly is down graded to 5'8.25 where does that put the Big G (Glenn)...5'5.50 i would assume would be fair.
Editor Rob: still in 5ft 7 range out of bed.
Intevel said on 2/Jan/18
Rob, did you make a height for Jennifer Flavin?
Brad said on 2/Jan/18
He's still clinging to the weak slyster 5-8. Tom Jones has everybody in another measuring department. Read Mary Wilson's autobiography.
burby said on 2/Jan/18
Sly now down to a strong 5'8" on here. There must have been a New Year's resolution to meet their postman somewhere...
andre said on 1/Jan/18
stallone barefoot height at night is 170cm and about 178cm/179cm with lifts in the morning

stop this idea that he is 5ft9 barefoot i would even say today he is 169cm barefoot at night
Liam said on 31/Dec/17
Knock between 2"-3" off whatever height they say they are
Most of them wear wedged shoes
The women also wear wedgies and 6" inch heels
Melanie griffith is between 5'3" & 5'4"
Look at our national treasure Tom Jones
He wears wedges and is only 5'8"-5'9"
I AM 6'6" HO!HO!HO! REALLY 5'11"
Barry Fl said on 29/Dec/17
Click Here

Why does it not surprise me that Sly has a gigantic statue of himself in his house? And you know he spends a lot of time gazing at it in admiration.
Jim Hopper said on 27/Dec/17
Tbh I dont think hes over 5-8 barefoot today
Rey said on 24/Dec/17
Editor Rob: is coming around. 'Start looking 5'7."' Fact is, Stallone is already 5'7".
Brad said on 23/Dec/17
He was grapher in New York till the bay of e registered him non. Those Portman's must have been his height helper in many shots not to mention the tip-toe action. Sal, the Nathan's dog needs to be a jumbo...and hurry I'm due upstairs soon...this Volvo backseat bed is killin' me.
MJKoP said on 22/Dec/17
Rumor has it G was recently diagnosed with severe PTSD(Perniciously Trolling Stadiometer Disability). He's submitted an additional seven words to be prohibited by the CDC: Height, Weight, Volvo, Portman, Measure, Shrink, Rob. XD
MJKoP said on 22/Dec/17
Brad said on 20/Dec/17
His business skills were horrible.

He had business skills? :D
Editor Rob: I'm still wondering how the homeless guy living in the basement of a record shop is doing in the creation of Glenn's own site 🤓
As for Sly, eventually he will start looking 5ft 7, maybe in 5 years though.
Brad said on 21/Dec/17
Sal from Sunnyside Queens NYC. Those fries tasted good in the Volvo bed hours before the big height measure. Most of the NYC autograph seekers I knew were wacks like Blinky n Festah. Sheldon must have been a piece of work.
Brad said on 20/Dec/17
His business skills were horrible. If da G put his pictures with celebs by his eBay listings he could have made a lot of loot and dodged the "fake signature" missles. He imploded. I think he's a runner for the big guy in Queens or Where-man now...kinda smart, take the quick cheese put into Bitcoins.
MJKoP said on 20/Dec/17
Mark172cm said on 20/Dec/17
I would bet every dime I have that G posted (or perhaps even still occasionally posts) on here under different aliases. But there's no way he STILL claims 5'8" is there?...if he currently still believes he's that height, then I'd have to say he's most likely just trolling. If not that, then he'd have to be incredibly nuts!
Editor Rob: He's had a celebheights mindwipe 😁 Will be claiming 5ft 8 till the grave.

I'm sure he's just having a joke back at us 👋



You really think he knows the truth? I mean, for most people, having yourself measured on a stadiometer at whatever height despite insisting for years that you were almost 1.5 inches higher might be a bit disappointing, but they'd at least acknowledge the reality of it and move on....Glenn is not "most people". The stuff regarding him which I've alluded to in the past such as what he believed in and followed on his social networking profiles as well as some very specific things he confided to me privately made me seriously question his sanity and level of stability - and I'm honestly not saying that as a put down or dig at the dude, in fact quite the opposite. Certain afflictions(and again, I don't want to divulge personal info) are *not* excuses for bad behaviors, but they definitely should give an amount of compassion and sympathy for those who are suffering....despite them having hurt others who were undeserving. And those things can surely help explain why some people act so irrationally.
Mark172cm said on 20/Dec/17
I would bet every dime I have that G posted (or perhaps even still occasionally posts) on here under different aliases. But there's no way he STILL claims 5'8" is there?...if he currently still believes he's that height, then I'd have to say he's most likely just trolling. If not that, then he'd have to be incredibly nuts!
Editor Rob: He's had a celebheights mindwipe 😁 Will be claiming 5ft 8 till the grave.

I'm sure he's just having a joke back at us 👋
Barry Fl said on 20/Dec/17
(Boba Fett said on 18/Dec/17 @Barry Fl That's a good point, most people assume Sly is significantly shorter than his 5'9" listing because of the lifts, doesn't help the perceived height for him.)

Yeah, I've definitely noticed this with a lot of people I've spoken to - and even I used to think he was about 5'6 or 5'7 until I started paying more attention. Not that I think he's much taller now, mind you - but I certainly wouldn't call him short. Maybe 5'9 or so in younger days, and an inch shorter now? But the guy's *appearance* of height is all over the place - he can look as tall as 6 footers on one day and then almost half a foot shorter the next! I have seen Sly in real life, but not really close enough to comfortably judge from that alone. I will say, he didn't look small though.
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 19/Dec/17
Brad?? you have a short memory!!
I was banned from here for getting into it with little G on numerous occasions.
G is angry angry little man.
Heard he stiffed Sal for that order of french fries
MJKoP said on 19/Dec/17
Brad said on 18/Dec/17
His fury was on me only. How many times: "Sly is 5' 8.5" and you at 9 P.M. after the 3 P.M. Bronx wake-up are 5' 6.5" in pictures". Is it true he says he is 5-8 in '17? I bet 222 and loaded down he might be 5-6 flat by 11 P.M.

You may have been the brunt of his hostility, but he'd habitually flip out on random guests at the drop of a hat(myself included). This unbecoming behavior actually repelled many visitors, despite his repeated cries of "this site iz literally nothing without ME!!!!!!" My first interaction with him ever was when I questioned the veracity of someone claiming to be Billie Joe Armstrong, on the respective page(and with only one post under that name!), and G immediately falling for it and replying as though he were talking to the man....I was promptly treated to insults and swear words. LOL, I guess I was somewhat naive back then to still befriend him despite of all the blatant warning signs, but fortunately never anywhere near his level of ignorance. :D
Thereel said on 18/Dec/17
Hi Rob, It's been like 8-9 years G has been gone, I wonder how do you look back on those years and did you end your partnership because he lied about his height or because of his bad temper or both.
Editor Rob: Lying to visitors about a crucial factor like height, and then being unable to accept the truth of being no taller than 5ft 7 was a pretty major issue.

There were some other issues as well, which had made me realise this was never going to work long-term.

Maybe he and I both learned some lessons from that era!

You need to be mentally fit to be able to run a website like this for over 13 years....I'm not sure I'd have been if Big G was still around...
Brad said on 18/Dec/17
His fury was on me only. How many times: "Sly is 5' 8.5" and you at 9 P.M. after the 3 P.M. Bronx wake-up are 5' 6.5" in pictures". Is it true he says he is 5-8 in '17? I bet 222 and loaded down he might be 5-6 flat by 11 P.M.
Boba Fett said on 18/Dec/17
@Barry Fl That's a good point, most people assume Sly is significantly shorter than his 5'9" listing because of the lifts, doesn't help the perceived height for him.
MJKoP said on 16/Dec/17
Brad said on 11/Dec/17
Where was Heightlover 10 years ago giving G some reality.

C'mon, you know better than that! ;) Wouldn't have made one bit of difference, except G would've had one more unsuspecting visitor to unleash his vitriolic fury upon.
Rey said on 16/Dec/17
Finally!!! Stallone getting closer to his non-Hollywood height. I have called this one for years.

Thanks....I know you are there, Rob. Merry X-mas from the Lone Star State.
Ted said on 15/Dec/17
I think 5' 9.5'' peak is possible.
Brad said on 14/Dec/17
Cause he is a weak 5-8 now D.
Dmeyer said on 13/Dec/17
5-10 years back looked 5'8,75-9in today Can look near solid 5'8 flat
Brad said on 11/Dec/17
Where was Heightlover 10 years ago giving G some reality.
Harris said on 9/Dec/17
Another thing people need to remember is: Sly doesn't always wear lifts. Yes, he's slowed down on them more now, but even say 15-20 years ago its not like you couldn't find a shot of him without built-up shoes! He's always pulled off looking near 5'9" in normal footwear back in his heyday and even up to just a few years ago. Now as for Sly in lifts? He obviously could pull off looking at least 5'11" or more, depending on how big of a lift he's wearing and the thickness of his shoe/heel. Rob's listing are the most fair and reasonable estimates imo. 5'7" is a joke, and I'm not even going to go on about 5'6"!
Heightlover said on 9/Dec/17
Today he is 2 cm shorter than 175 cm Serena Williams(173 or 5'8.). He was 174 cm in his peak 5'8.5.
The Shredder said on 8/Dec/17
All these comments about lifts and " He did it to himself " wouldn't be so bad if they didn't end with insane 5'6 , 5'7 estimates.
Brad said on 7/Dec/17
Dennehy would rock the Slyster on a beach in sandals by 5 and a half. Ramped Rambo boots much less. Vin would wear ramped mountain boots on the beach in his bathing suit.
Barry Fl said on 7/Dec/17
Sly's done himself no favours. All his attempting to be taller than he is has given the public perception that he's actually shorter than he is. Most people I speak to say 'oh yeah, he's a little short guy isn't he? About 5'6 or 5'7?'.
burby said on 6/Dec/17
Sly is custom from hair to tip toes. Brian Dennehy had to stand in a ditch in some First Blood scenes. The people on set stay quiet for only so long...
Brad said on 5/Dec/17
Always wedged boots. Easy to hide......his Rambo wedges were huge.
King said on 4/Dec/17
With Oprah you can see that he is wearing lifts in his boots.
Brad said on 29/Nov/17
Stallone might be worried about spiking stuff. Petty spiked vitamins and pain killers every single day of his '17 shows...it caught up to his heart but then he creamed his body with the big H in the 90's.
Dmeyer said on 27/Nov/17
Cruise is AT worst 171-171,3cm today and Sly 173-173,5cm they could look close
Brad said on 27/Nov/17
Cruise/Stallone about same height. Both love to stand str8, good battle there in the posture.
King said on 26/Nov/17
Tom Cruise is taller than Sly Stallone.
Jim Hopper said on 26/Nov/17
Impossible to say. Seen pictures of him with Hasselhoff and looks 4" shorter.? Seen him with Travolta and looks 3" shorter.? Seen him with Arnie and looks almost as tall? He is the ultimate height magician
Pierre said on 23/Nov/17
@Rising=Compare some height of people when you doesn't know exactly the real advantage of shoes(a little hard with some woman shoes and sometimes man elevator shoes) and the real height to the centimeter of the others cannot be very precise .
Rising - 174 cm said on 22/Nov/17
@James: I was barely joking. I really did it assume "young" meant 20ish and thought nothing more of it. But if someone like Glenn had heard that much, which turned out to be accurate then it only confirms further in my mind that quite a few in Hollywood had a good idea of what Spacey was up to. As for Sly, I think he'd probably look better now if he hadn't gotten much or any surgery as nobody really cares if he has wrinkles for his roles as long as he stays in shape. I wouldn't go as far as unrecognizable either, though as Real Anonymous pointed out a while back, the Growth Hormone did seem to make his nose bigger and aside from being unusually lean and shredded at his age, the Testosterone Sly has admitted to taking(and personally, I'd bet other anabolics over the years) decrease collagen synthesis so it does lead to extreme vascularity. As for the hair, I'll have to agree with Real Anonymous again and say Sly probably got a hair transplant and used a rug in the meantime. Now a side effect Sly didn't get is "growth hormone gut."

But overall, I think he's done outstanding staying in shape and minimizing height loss.
MJKoP said on 22/Nov/17
Rising - 174 cm said on 21/Nov/17
Incidentally, I remember Glenn telling me about ten years ago that Spacey liked "young, surfer types." I didn't think much of it because I always figured Spcey was gay and didn't know just how young that meant!


He was almost certainly just regurgitating what he learned from a 2nd, or even 3rd hand source. Heck, anyone with Internet access since the mid-90s "knew" the truths about Cosby, Ailes, Weinstein, et al....but they were nothing more than dormant rumors for decades. If you think Spacey divulged his now-revealed sexual affinities to paparazzi hound #38749789340609234 during the 5 to 10 seconds taken to pose for the 583rd duo shot of that hour, then you're sadly mistaken. :)
Rising - 174 cm said on 22/Nov/17
@Pierre: I'm talking about when there's someone there to compare her to. It's too subjective to say how tall her proportions look by herself. You will see one thing and I will see another. It's not going to settle anything, but next to other celebs, including Carl Weathers on video about a year ago nd Kelly Preston and Trvolta back in the 90's, she can look around the 6' mark in heels, imo.
Pierre said on 22/Nov/17
Click Here = here she doesn't bend her knee but...
Rising - 174 cm said on 21/Nov/17
@Pierre: I disagree. I can't really see her much less, especially the few comparisons I've seen of her with celebs who aren't Sly where she's not bending her knee.

I'd go more a hair under 5'9" than a hair over personally, but I think he held that weak 5'9" range through at least 2, maybe 3 Expendables films. So far no more corroboration on the allegations. Brigitte and the boy who played Sly's son in Over the Top have denied it. Obviously, it doesn't mean it couldn't have happened, but clearly, there's not enough to put Sly in the class of Spacey, Charlie Rose, Danny Masterson etc.

Incidentally, I remember Glenn telling me about ten years ago that Spacey liked "young, surfer types." I didn't think much of it because I always figured Spcey was gay and didn't know just how young that meant!
James said on 21/Nov/17
Stallone's wig makes him appear taller. He looks unrecognizable today due to too much plastic surgery.
Pierre said on 21/Nov/17
@Rising=She has never the legs of a 5"9' woman for me
Pierre said on 21/Nov/17
@Rising=and Kelly Preston is maybe not 5"5.5' barefoot
Pierre said on 21/Nov/17
@Rising=she's closer to the camera and we don't see the shoes
MJKoP said on 20/Nov/17
I could buy a hair over 5'9" for his peak.

And in regards to recent the allegations, eyewitnesses report that he kept winking at her and had slurred speech(too edgy?).
Rising - 174 cm said on 20/Nov/17
@Pierre: Actually, Jennifer was listed 5'9.5" as a model. In old newspapers, I saw her described 5'9.5" and 123 pounds in a '93 newspaper article and 5'9" in a 1995 one. I think one or both were NY Times, but I'm not sure. We won't be able to tell by proportions whether she's 5'8.5", 5'9" or 5'9.5". She's always looked taller proportionately to me than say Katie Holmes, but maybe Katie is 5'8.5". Anyway, i have posted comparisons of Jennifer with other celebs listed on this site and imo, 5'9" seems pretty fair. She looks tall in heels with 6'0"-6'0.25" Travolta who would probably be about 186 cm range in dress shoes: Click Here She towers Kelly Preston who is listed 5'5.5" here. But anyway, my main point in posting the barefoot photo is just to compare their legs to show Sly's legs aren't THAT short if they're not much shorter than a woman at least as tall as him.

@polo: Valid points. It is indeed ambiguous because even if she was being truthful, she didn't know herself if Sly threatened her or not and did say she consented to Sly. Apparently she wasn't into De Luca, but did she tell him no? I'll have to check that because I read a few reports when the story broke as different reports included different details, but if there's something there, we may get the facts. Like I said, unless more facts come out, I can't make a judgement about this. So far the boy who played Sly's son in Over the Top is denying it and so is Brigitte, but of course Sly would have the money to get people to cover him. Though this doesn't prove they're covering him either. You're right that this type of thing was not uncommon though so I'm not going to say it didn't happen either. Go read up on Jimmy Page of Zeppelin for instance. A lot of the 80's musicians had a thing for jail bait. I'm not saying it was right either, but the proof in attitudes changing is the fact this report was filed in 1986 and nobody bothered reporting it until what? Last year.
Brad said on 20/Nov/17
Zito was "hanging" not "bodyguarding" with Sly and Pam. Felons can't get a license or have firearms etc. The Vegas police report was made but the accuser didn't sign off on it. I'm sure she lawyered up and waved it in his face and asked for a lump sum to not sign it. The incident was reported in a Baltimore paper at that time. I'm sure he was honest with his wife at the time, ask Elvis in '71, he had 5 De Luca's. Maybe she had DNA too?

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