How tall is Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone's Height

5ft 8 ¼ (173.4 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 9 (175.3 cm)
American actor best known for The Rocky, Rambo and Expendable series, Cliffhanger, Demolition Man, Judge Dredd and Cobra. In a 1991 interview with Longevity magazine he said "I'm 5'10" and in a 1993 edition of the New York Times added a fraction, saying "I'm exactly 5 feet 10 1/2 inches", although he once pushed his luck in a 1978 Playboy article claiming to stand "Five feet ten and three quarters tall."

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

In the screenwriter William Goldman's book 'About Lies Stars Tell', he offered his own estimation of Sly's stature, saying "I had a hot lead that Sly was 67 inches," revealing his source to be a jogger of similar stature to Sly. Goldman described how he ventured into a swimming pool that Sly was in...and 10 minutes later, "He got out, grabbed a towel. I got out, grabbed a towel. He stood. I stood. Sixty-seven inches. Dripping wet." That estimate is shared by Hulk Hogan, who casually called Sly "Five Six/Five Seven" and also by an Amateur Boxer who worked on Rocky V, saying he was stunned at the shortness of Stallone and towered above him: "I always pictured him as being a big guy. But I'm 5-foot-9 and I was two-three inches taller than him."

An ex-partner of Sly - Supermodel Janice Dickenson - claimed in her book 'Everything about me is fake' that when Sly was trying to pick her up, she recalled "Who was this guy to go dissing me while he's standing there in his custom-made elevator shoes." and also that "I couldn't believe how short he was". Another actress, Melinda Dillon - from F.I.S.T - commented in The Chicago Tribune that "I'm taller than Sly and that bothers him and we kid about it so I take off my shoes in some scenes. I can't slouch or I wouldn't be Anna. She's very upright."

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

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

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Average Guess (356 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 8.91in (175cm)
Current: 5ft 8.05in (172.9cm)
Hopping hopper said on 20/Aug/19
5-8.5 in his hair piece. Without it 5-8.
Greg said on 18/Aug/19
He looked about 2.5-3 inches shorter than Michael b jordan so if he’s 5’8.5 then Michael is 5’10.5-5’11
Rising174cm said on 18/Aug/19
I can still buy 5'8.5" since Sly was still looking about the same height as solid 5'9" Jamie Foxx a few days ago: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Sometimes I have to try the tinyurl links 2 or 3 times before they work so just in case, I'll use a different source for a couple of those photos: Click Here Click Here

And there's pretty good video footage as well that shows them close at this premiere: Click Here

Sly's shoes look like fairly normal sneakers so while he could have small lifts, I doubt we're talking about anything major. Remember, Sly in Hogan sneakers or something similar was pulling off almost as tall as Brad Pitt this year and exactly a year ago, Sly pulled off around 1.5" taller than Statham at The Meg premiere so I have a hard time believing Sly is shorter than Statham. His height loss has really been pretty slow and minimal the last 5 years so he's holding up quite well at this point.
Editor Rob
Most folk agree Foxx is a decent 5ft 9, I would still say Sly is a bit smaller. Both their sneakers might be similar.
Bradley said on 9/Aug/19
G had Willis at 6 feet and Sly at 5-10. "I met them many times...who have you met, your postman?". Lovitz: "Yea, dats right". Head up and down like Angus onstage. Miss S had to act barefoot with Bruce on Moonlighting, at 6-1 and a 2" add she'd be in shoes.
Barry Fl said on 9/Aug/19
Trouble with Sly is he takes himself waaaay too seriously - he's not just satisfied with all the fame and fans and riches. He wants critical praise, he wants an Oscar, he wants the world to believe he's a serious actor, great director, renowned painter, and significant writer. He wants the world to believe he's 5'10. Every so often he'll say 'no more Rambo, no more Rocky, no more action movies', and then he tries to do something serious and fails, so rushes back to Rocky and Rambo and the action movies. I think he should just know what he's good at, what the fans want, and stick to it. And lighten up, for heaven's sake.
burby said on 8/Aug/19
If it's 20 mill each, the Sly one REALLY needs to lower those photo costs. The real Willis stinker: 6'1" barefoot official site. You can almost see the Lovitz face smiling, nodding up and down...
Barry Fl said on 8/Aug/19
@ Hopping hopper

No way, that wig is minimum 3.125".
Bradley said on 7/Aug/19
He complains about poor pictures he made in the 90's but doesn't admit he has a 100% confirmed 20 million deal on each like all of his pictures. I'd be like Willis and make the stinkers and pocket the loot.
Hopping hopper said on 7/Aug/19
Wig is around 3 inches. He’s around 5-8 now. Not over.
Barry Fl said on 6/Aug/19
That wig is so big, it needs its own page here.
Bradley said on 5/Aug/19
He'll not own it to...he's lied about his height for decades. 5' 10.75".
Barry Fl said on 4/Aug/19
There's no way he'd own up to that mighty helmet not being real.
burby said on 2/Aug/19
With Instagram posts like that, you gotta wonder if the Sly one has/had paid trolls/shills on this site....
Bradley said on 2/Aug/19
I wonder if he'd pull a Playboy 1978 5' 10.75" fib and do the hair thing "All mine" in 2019?. I met my astronaut.
Barry Fl said on 2/Aug/19
Anybody else see the pictures that were leaked from the original 'Creed' set, where Rocky lost all his hair? I often wonder if they were Sly without the wig, and that's why the scene never appeared in the film. Either that or it was too close for comfort and his vanity wouldn't allow it.
Hopping hopper said on 1/Aug/19
No way over 5-9 peak. Now 5-8. And what is he using on his head? Wig? Transplant?? In demolition man his hair was receding badly!! Now it’s an inch lower!! What the hell?
Barry Fl said on 1/Aug/19
Sly's getting out of hand. The lifts, the superwig, the cries of poverty... Now he's out to prove he's actually taller than Arnold. I can actually imagine he's semi-serious about this.

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Bradley said on 31/Jul/19
Gravas with some ice cold meat lockah facts, however; peak was 5' 8.5". 20019: still not under 5-8. I wonder why he flipped his wig.
triplemagnum said on 31/Jul/19
@Rob I agree Sotiris Gravas said on 30/Jul/19
Sly would never have been stigmatized as being a super tiny pygmy if he were really 5'9" peak height. A lot of actors has told quotes like: "Is easy to be taller and bigger than Stallone". "Stallone is 5'6" but he says he is 5'10.5". " Everyone is taller than Stallone"
The truth is Stallone wa about 5'8.25- 5'8.5 and he has been a lift user. Nowdays he is 5'8 on the nose.
triplemagnum said on 31/Jul/19
@Rob I agree Sotiris Gravas said on 30/Jul/19
Sly would never have been stigmatized as being a super tiny pygmy if he were really 5'9" peak height. A lot of actors has told quotes like: "Is easy to be taller and bigger than Stallone". "Stallone is 5'6" but he says he is 5'10.5". " Everyone is taller tha allone"
The truth is Stallone wa about 5'8.25- 5'8.5 and he has been a lift user. Nowdays he is 5'8 on the nose.
Editor Rob
Knowing how much lifts and elevators really give, Sly did well during his career at times to appear comfortably over 5ft 10 range in some situations, but I just can't see him less than 5ft 9 peak.
Pierre said on 31/Jul/19
Behind the scènes,exceptionally Burt does not slouch here ... = Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 30/Jul/19
Just a reminder:

Sly w/ 5'7.5" Burt Young in "Rocky"... Click Here , Click Here

Shoulder level of both men the same... Click Here ,
Click Here Keep in mind, Young leans forward and slouches, making him look shorter.

Seen here, they are exactly the same height... Click Here , Click Here

While I give Sly max 5'8" peak height, he may have only been 5'7.5".

No way he was ever 5'9" barefoot peak. ZERO chance.


Young and Talia Shire... Click Here
Sly and Shire... Click Here


Sly would never have been stigmatized as being a super tiny pygmy if he were really 5'9" peak height. Think about it.

@Barry That "superwig" comment had me dying of laughter.
Barry Fl said on 25/Jul/19
Yeah, those 'Rocky' money rants sit badly. Much as Sly likes to portray himself as an everyman, he's got a dark side and an endlessly egotistical one. Obviously that lucky break 40-something years ago that led to fame and fortune beyond his wildest dreams just isn't enough anymore. Still, what do we know? When you get to that point, you're not even in the real world anymore - hence the superwig.
Bradley said on 24/Jul/19
Why would he wear such a bad wig? Fonz: "Woah!". His recent rants about Rocky money are priceless. He's worth a few hundred million and he has to "look out for his family". Tell that to a net worth $80Ker.
BarryFl said on 22/Jul/19
Frankie68 said on 15/Jul/19
Anyone see Escape Plan 3 !!Besides that the movie is horrible, Sly’s wig is getting worse


I spotted that, Frankie. Could hardly miss it, though I did wonder if I'd had one too many drinks and was hallucinating. The wig is crazy there. And then the very next week I read a review of the movie that went on about how weird his face and hairline looked, and I felt reassured.
Pierre said on 19/Jul/19
@Sandy Ok then you live at the opposite of Rob,you're more in the South of England and he's more in the North if my memory is good.The taxi driver was friendly.
Kartikeya Mishra said on 19/Jul/19
I am 5.10 inchs tall . And my favourite bodybuilder Sylvester Stallone is 5.10 inch
Nik Ashton said on 16/Jul/19
He’s NOT small peeps!
Sotiris Gravas said on 16/Jul/19
@Miss Sandy Cowell Just so you know, 8 has almost always been my favorite number. Thanks for the heads-up on "Videodrome." I remember hearing about it a long time ago, but never actually saw it. Growing up, I was madly in love w/ Debbie Harry. Despite James Woods' political leanings being diametrically opposed to my own, I can separate the artist from the art and always thought he had some good acting chops. Should watch "Against All Odds" again. A shame Phil Collins isn't on the radio all the time like he used to (loved that song). Woods is even a voice actor who lent his talents to animation -- where he played Lex Luthor -- Superman's archnemesis, which gets a thumbs-up from this comic-book nerd. When I was young, I liked wearing suits for fancy occasions so that I could look more like Clark Kent. Boy, was I surprised when I saw Christopher Reeve passionately kissing Michael Caine and not Lois Lane in "Death Trap" (1982). My younger self thought it might be similar to "Superman." It wasn't. Good movie, though. Being a fan of time travel (and Superman), I always loved the movie "Somewhere in Time" (1980). This time, Reeve didn't have to resort to turning back time the hard way... Click Here

I'm sure Stallone fans are thrilled we've hijacked the conversation away from Sly's height. Editor Rob might not be overly enthused, either.

Anyways, take care, and be on the lookout for time travelers. They're a sneaky bunch. (So is Sly, hence the name.)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Jul/19
@ Sotiris Gravas - I have around 8 nationalities in me myself! I was born looking Chinese, but then my hair turned blonde and curly!

I saw Sylvester's 'Cobra' at the cinema when it first came out. It's a really good watch, even to this day. As for the 'Superman' movies, I didn't see them at the pictures, but come Christmas, they were being shown on TV - and still are. I can't help but remember loads of kids 'flying around' like Superman when it first came out, and for many years to follow. When I say kids, I mean proper kids and even people of my own age! (I was in my early 20's and I DIDN'T join in!) 😂😂😂

Oh, yes - the 'Death Wish' movies! I JUST HAD to see the second one because one of my musical heroes Jimmy Page wrote the music to it. I believe he did for the third one too. I saw Led Zeppelin in 1979, the week after I left school, and then I saw Page and Plant at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in 1998. They were brilliant!

I didn't see 'The Exorcist' until I was grown up. Only one kid in my class managed to get in, and we were all trying desperately! May I recommend that you see the Stellan Skarsgard movie 'Exorcist - The Beginning'. I always love to watch Stellan and he doesn't disappoint in this one either!

I must admit that I have laughed my way through 'The Exorcist', probably because it was Christmas and the drink was flowing. One moment, I was screaming and the next, I was laughing, but I was watching it with two big burly geezers, who were laughing too! It's probably just as well that I didn't see it in my youth. Many of the films I did see gave me nightmares, so this would have been most unsuitable. I even read about a person who had PTSD from seeing this film for many years to come. Now that is not even remotely funny.

I liked 'The Fly' as well! Given the David Cronenberg treatment, it was unbeatable! I'd love to see Sylvester star in one of his films some day. I also have 'Dead Ringers' and many more of David's films. Have you tried 'Videodrome'? I saw it at the pictures and sat through it twice. Those days, they didn't chuck you out! 😁

Well, it's been lovely chatting to you Sotiris Gravas. All of 6ft7? Well, I had a hairdresser who was that height! Even when he sat down, he had to bend down to speak to me....

All the very best!

Sandy xxx 😁👍
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Jul/19
@ Pierre - You are doing very well! By associating yourself with the English language, your grasp on the subject will only get better.

I live about 10 miles from London. I remember one Christmas having to walk from the East End of London (almost) all the way home, or my Mum wouldn't have got any presents! They were all wrapped up in two bags either side of me. By the time I arrived in Bromley, I went to a cab office. The cab driver was so touched that he gave me a free journey home, which was about three miles.

My Mum, God rest her soul, never forgot that Boxing Day either.

Cheers Pierre! xxx 😁👍
Frankie68 said on 15/Jul/19
Anyone see Escape Plan 3 !!Besides that the movie is horrible, Sly’s wig is getting worse & he is owned by 5,8 1/2 Lydia Hull !!
Nik said on 14/Jul/19
@ Sandy Cowell - I like your emojis! (🎁💪🎂 ........ 🎂💪🎁!)

😁🙃😂 .......... 😂🙃😁!

The average guess for his current height is 5'8.05" (346 votes!) and the average guess for his peak height is 5'8.9"! (346 votes!)
Pierre said on 12/Jul/19
@Sandy=And you where do you live if this is not indiscreet ?At Bordeaux we have red and white wine(i personnaly drink rarely wine only when family meeting i prefer fruit juice!).Sorry but my english is very approximative and i have to use "reverso traduction" lots of time to "try" to understand the other comments and myself to write comments
Sotiris Gravas said on 11/Jul/19
@Miss Sandy Cowell I love movies, new and old, but for whatever reason, don't watch as many as I should. My favorite movie of all time is "Superman: The Movie" (1978), which I saw in a theater when it came out, at the age of 6. Also saw "Star Wars: A New Hope" when it hit theaters a year earlier, that being my 3rd fave.


I'm actually in the mood to see Sly again in the shoot-'em-up action film "Cobra" (1986), which was written by Stallone, co-starring Brigitte Nielsen. I recommend you see it anew, too, or see it for the first time if you missed it. I always looked up to Sly, metaphorically speaking (I'm 6'7"), still do. (Should probably check out Charles Bronson "Death Wish" movies again. It's been a long while.)

I enjoy all movie genres, horror included, but don't scare easy as an adult. I remember thinking a psychological horror film like David Cronenberg's "Dead Ringers" was disturbing when I first saw it. Loved "The Fly" -- in my Top 10. That said, "The Exorcist" scared the hell out of my younger self.

While Cronenberg is a Canadian filmmaker, I was born close to where he was-- though I'm of Greek descent. As for my current whereabouts, let's just say it's "Parts Unknown," akin to The Ultimate Warrior.

Nice chatting w/ you, Sandy.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Jul/19
@ Pierre - Thanks for getting back! So you're from Bordeaux, are you, famous for its wine-growing - I think it's mainly red, but I could be wrong. You might be able to correct me...

I did French at school and enjoyed it. We went for a day trip to Bologne with the school, but it hardly improved our French. That was down to hard slog!

To think that Sylvester was even making films when I was at school in the 70's! I left in 79 and started seeking out rock bands, while continuing - ALWAYS! - to keep an eye open for any good films that were going round the cinemas.

How very pleasant to meet you Pierre!

Sandy 😁👍
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Jul/19
@ Sotiris Gravas - I read on the General Height page that you are extremely tall. How tall exactly, if you don't mind my asking? 😁
Pierre said on 10/Jul/19
@Sandy = I'm french and live next to Bordeaux ,and you? Yes it was his anniversary and i think he was shorter than 5"9' peak probably a little bit closer to 5"7' mark than to 5"9' mark 😉,i think he has not lost lots of height by the years,something like a fraction.I think he's a very good actor.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Jul/19
@ Pierre - Well, possibly, but it was his Birthday! 😉

By the way, I was just wondering where are you from, Pierre? Is it France or possibly Canada? Perhaps I am completely out, but I am genuinely interested because you have a French name. Thanks, Pierre! 😁👍
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Jul/19
@ Sotiris Gravas - Hi mate! You're not wrong there; I have been hugely fond of movies, and music for that matter, for many a long year. When I started being a film fan, in the 70's, you had no choice other than to go to the pictures if you wanted to see a film, or else you'd have to wait for it to arrive on the TV screens, and that was at best rather risky! Nowadays, of course, if you don't catch a film at the cinema, you can buy it on DVD or Blu-ray. I even felt spoilt when video facilities came out in the early 80's, and my friend Sue's Dad could get his hands on many a banned film, a 'video nasty' as they were known, which are now available to buy just like that! They included 'Driller Killer', 'I Spit On Your Grave', 'Macabre', 'Cannibal Holocaust', 'The Evil Dead' and 'The SS Experiments'. Even when you see them today, they look scary and shocking and have definitely stood the test of time.

There are some films which turn into Classics, and 'Rocky' is utterly timeless. Because my friend Sue had a massive crush on Sylvester Stallone, 'Rocky' was always up on the evening's menu of viewing, as was 'First Blood'. I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I restrict my viewing to only films of the horror genre; I enjoy dramas every bit as much as the next person, and 'Rocky' is an inspirational feel-good movie, demonstrating that, yes, if you truly set your mind on achieving something, you CAN do just that, regardless of your background. I don't think it's possible to see any of the 'Rocky' films without feeling some form of elation, even when he loses his fight. Added to the boxing theme, there is a sweet 'n' slushy romance going on with a girl Rocky rescues from an abusive relationship with the girl's domineering, drunken brother. Talia Shire is a tiny woman, which threw the viewer right off scent, and the fact that Sylvester wasn't exactly a 6-footer! I thought he was around 5ft10, but Sue wouldn't have it that he was below 6ft! (We were both the same height, Sue and myself.)

I am looking forward to the next 'First Blood'/'Rambo' installation, thanks to you! An adult version of 'Home Alone'? I can't wait! Do you like gangster movies, Sotiris Gravas? I really enjoy them, and one Christmas, they were showing the entire 'Godfather' franchise - which I bought, of course! Though Sylvester isn't in it, he has since teamed up with many of the actors who star, and holds up well with Al Pacino and Robert De Nero, height-wise. Talia starred in the 'Godfather' movies, being the sister of Francis Ford Coppola. One day, I would like to see Sly starring in a Quentin Tarantino film, I really would! He's such a unique writer/actor/director.

It's been great fun writing to you about films, but before I go, I would like to ask you where it is you come from. I live near London, England. Don't worry about a long reply! I didn't plan a long one....

Things like that just happen sometimes!

Have an good week and enjoy Celebheights.

All the Best!

Sandy 😁👍
Sotiris Gravas said on 7/Jul/19
@Miss Sandy Cowell I gather you're somewhat of a cinephile. My 2nd favorite movie of all time is "Rocky," and am very much looking forward to the 5th installment of the Rambo franchise, which is pretty much a very bloody version of "Home Alone" for grown-ups.
Bradley said on 7/Jul/19
I like how Burt Young is checking out Sly's heeled and wedged customs. Those things are sick.
Sotiris Gravas said on 6/Jul/19
@Pierre Here's the birthday boy w/ Talia Shire from "Rocky III" (1982)... Click Here

Footwear... Click Here


Check out the big heels on Sly here... Click Here




A guy (Jimmy Carter) w/ Sly... Click Here , Click Here

W/ Mr. T... Click Here , Click Here

W/ President Jimmy Carter... Click Here , Click Here
President Carter w/ Sly (1977)... Click Here
Sly w/ another 5'9" guy, Paul Heyman (circa '90s)... Click Here

W/ Mean Gene Okerlund... Click Here

W/ Tom Cruise (I'm guessing 1983)... Click Here

W/ Robin Williams (1993)... Click Here

In celebration of Sly's birthday, here's Sly on SNL (1997) next to little Chris Kattan:
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Pierre said on 6/Jul/19
@Miss Sandy=Hum imo your guess is a little bit generous
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Jul/19
🎁💪🎂 Happy Birthday Sylvester! 🎂💪🎁

Hey man! It's Birthday time again for you and time to reflect on your past... and your future.

You've done so much in your lifetime and have so much more to give. Have a great Birthday and the best of New Years, you fantastic fellow!

5ft9 Peak and 5ft8.25 now.

😁🕯️🥂🎁😁🕯️🥂🎁😁🕯️🥂🎁😁🕯️🥂🎁
Pedro Rocha said on 3/Jul/19
Sly didnt need to struggle for being taller in his movies. He would seen badass anyway. What do you think why he do It?
Pierre said on 3/Jul/19
@Pedro = I ask me if Talia Shire was really 1,62 m = Here Julian Sands next to Rob= Click Here And now Talia next to Julian Click Here ....
Pedro Rocha said on 1/Jul/19
He is 1,72cm. In rocky 1 it is visible when he is standing with Talia Shire(1,62cm).
Jimbo hopper said on 29/Jun/19
Hard to imagine him over 5-9 peak. Looks 5-8 max today
cmillzz said on 28/Jun/19
I’m really not sure on his height...
TheBat said on 26/Jun/19
Good listings. Stallone has always appeared to be tall in several movies, but I later realize he was average in his peak.
Bradley said on 22/Jun/19
I met my postman and astronaut and a chimpanzee doing the Batusi in a ballet outfit with Stallone Munsters on. Remember the G: "He's 5' 10", I've met him tons of times...who have you met, your postman?". Somebody must going to get his 500 dollah signature, ask him how tall he is. "What do ya think?" "5 foot 8 without those customs on". "Get outta here".
Caruso Victor said on 22/Jun/19
Ok you’re right, Burby. 5’6.5 is pushing it. Maybe 5’6! Haha! He’s a shorty! Open your eyes! And my postman says “hi” He’s short too...but taller than Sly
burby said on 21/Jun/19
5'6.5" for Sly in 2019? You're thinking of somebody else, and you need to meet your postman.
Bradley said on 20/Jun/19
B-list TV actors get $40 now for signatures at shows.
Caruso Victor said on 20/Jun/19
Sly is always wearing lifts. I wouldn’t be surprised if he wears them in bed! He was peak 5’7.5. He’s no more than 5’6.5 now I reckon...if he ever takes off his lifts that is!
cmillzz said on 20/Jun/19
Rob, how likely is 5’7 range today?
Editor Rob
Seems hard to imagine he's less than 5ft 8
viper said on 19/Jun/19
He's 5-7
John barrett said on 19/Jun/19
Why can't he greet and meet his fans without asking for $500 - it's not like he needs the money.
Bradley said on 18/Jun/19
Sly isn't 5' 7". He's weak 5-8 in '19. I'm sure if you asked him in '19 he'd say 5-10.
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 18/Jun/19
Met this dude almost couple years ago somewhere in LA as I was in some of Broadway Musical theater places for meeting my broadway musical friends gurus... All I can say is that he is NOTHING taller than me like you listed here almost similar range with Tom Cruise.. looked like he is inch shorter than me but I am definitely heavier and stocky than he is........
PS. Sorry, I haven't posted my guess of celebrity height for awhile due to my hectic schedules...
Bradley said on 17/Jun/19
He looked tall in Rocky through gigantic heeled and wedged boot, wedged custom boxing footwear and nice up camera shots and clever casting. At 5' 8.5" he had to.
Shortkid said on 9/Jun/19
Peak 174 cm now 172 cm he looked tall in rocky
burby said on 31/May/19
$500 for a photo? Does it come with a pair of magic sandals?
Editor Rob
Comes with a smile!
Jimbo hopper said on 31/May/19
Hard to say who’s using the worse wedge shoes between him and vin Diesel. I’d honestly say diesel. Both are 3-4” add ons sly is probably 5-8.5 peak. Now 5-8 or just under
Bradley said on 30/May/19
Anybody going to the Keystone Con with Stallone?. $500 for a photograph with him. Watch out for the customs.
Bradley said on 24/May/19
In the Rocky movies he had custom boxing shoes with wedge and terrific camera angles in the ring. The Cuban heeled boots were massive customs. In the Rambo films he had ramped up Rambo boots, massive wedge. A 5' 8.5" lead action star, A-lister, next to a 6 footer in the same footwear would look ridiculous to Sly. Rampo not Rambo.
Pierre said on 24/May/19
@Sotiris=I wouldn't bet one dollar Sly's golf shoes are not advantageous 😏
Nik said on 23/May/19
@ Nikokk - I like your name!

He's NOT short!
Johan 185 cm said on 23/May/19
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I always find it funny to compare Stallone with Jason Statham who is a weak 5'9". There are times when they look similar or jason has an edge but then the red carpet comes out and Stallone can look up to 2 inches taller. What is most bizarre is he doesn't always do it.

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Jason getting schooled in whopper shoes.
Man in Black said on 23/May/19
Caught a rerun of the original Rocky movie and he's wearing a cuban heel style boot for a lot of the movie.
viper said on 23/May/19
He's not even that.

He's 5-7
Nikokk said on 21/May/19
is he really 5'8 to 5'9?? What the hell man, he always looked like 6 foot in his movies. That's crazy, I'm 5'8 and I'd be the same height as him if I met him? Of course he's lost a little height but still.
Dmeyer said on 18/May/19
Duvall at max 5'8,5 looks same as Arnold looks near caan
tree said on 18/May/19
With Michael Schumaher Click Here
Pierre said on 18/May/19
Pelé and 5"9' Eusebio in different angles = Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Pelé and Sly in different angles(pics behind the scenes so very probably with same shoes) = Click Here Click Here Click Here
Here make a pause at 18:17 / 18:18 = Click Here = you can watch the type of massive heels he wear even to play football with his partners.Rising say in others scenes he has no helps but it doesn't makes sense to me= why in the hard scenes (like my example) he has to wear massive heels and not in softer scènes?Here is another pic behind the scenes "Escape to Victory"= Click Here .In others scenes he wear this type of shoes= Click Here some guys will say he has no helps here.You can see this shoes are high...Maybe,maybe not...In this shoes he looks easily taller than Pelé in some scènes of the movie like here = Click Here at around 0:20 / 0:21 .And here "behind the scenes" the difference seems to be slimmer = Click Here .
Sotiris Gravas said on 17/May/19
@Parker I had noticed the guy's foot placement. Even if you tilt your head to compensate for a slope, Leonard is still taller if he stands straight. The 2009 pic w/ Leonard is more even ground and bears this out. The pic w/ max 5'8" Sharon Stone from 2006 shows that Sly is not taller than her IMO.

My contention was that Sly was not wearing lifts when he went golfing. Keep in mind that I may be wrong. I honestly don't believe so many ppl would describe him as 5'7" if he were really 5'9" peak. I posit that he was 5'8" peak height.

Here's another pic of Sly and James Caan from 2004... Click Here (I've already posted a pic of Robert Duvall being taller than Caan in 2005.)

That being said, as for Caan, all I can say is... Click Here
Parker said on 16/May/19
gain, Sly, Waldstein, and Sugar Ray Leonard from 2006... Click Here Leonard isn't even standing straight and is clearly the taller man.

@Sotiris. Look at the guy in the middle's foot placement,Click Here. The picture is clearly taken on a slope with Sugar Ray having significant ground advantage over Sly in that pic. Not a good pic for height comparison IMO
Sotiris Gravas said on 15/May/19
Remember, boys and girls... this is Sly not wearing lifts w/ Sugar Ray Leonard (5'9" peak height):
(2006) Click Here , (2009) Click Here As opposed to this... Click Here , Click Here



@Rising The only thing I've destroyed is what's left of your pride. Again. Feels good.
Sotiris Gravas said on 15/May/19
Another look at 65-year-old James Caan, and 59-year-old Sly from 2005 that our good friend Rising submitted... Click Here You can tell by the shoulders who's clearly taller and Caan isn't even standing straight. The guy on Caan's right is a man by the name of Dr. Peter Waldstein. Here he is from 2002 w/ 5'5" Scott Caan... Click Here

Editor Rob lists both James Duvall and Caan as 5'9.5" peak height. This was Duvall w. Caan in 2005:
Click Here Seen here in 2010... Click Here , Click Here


Caan w/ 62-year-old Paul Michael Glaser (5'10" peak height) from 2005... Click Here , Click Here


As for Sly in a "cast"... He was wearing a medical walking boot. Depending on what you pick, these things can definitely give you a height boost... Click Here And if someone wants to add a lift to go w/ the lift in the shoe they're wearing... they can, quite easily.

Again, Sly, Waldstein, and Sugar Ray Leonard from 2006... Click Here Leonard isn't even standing straight and is clearly the taller man.
Annonymous said on 14/May/19
Several people have told me "he's tiny" based on real life encounters. 5'8" really is an unimpressive height to people.
Frankie68 said on 13/May/19
The picture posted here of Sly golfing with Sharon Stone only proves that Sly is under 5’8 — Sharon Stone isn’t 5’8 ,, more like 5’6 -5’7 range & Sly is wearing chunky ass golf shoes with a probable insole & there the same size or Sly is shorter !! Gimme a break !! If Sly was 5’8 1/2 + those golf shoes he would be over 5’9 1/2 which would make him appear taller than her — End of story !!
Pierre said on 13/May/19
James Caan is standing in a poor posture in this video like he had back's problems and it's very possible he lost height by the years,he was born in 1940.Is Sly in classics heels?Maybe...
Bradley said on 12/May/19
Caan is 5' 8.5" in that video, just like Stallone, you know the guy who said he was 5' 10.75" in '78.
Pierre said on 12/May/19
@Rising=Strange like you never see Sly in advantageous or even massive heels ,i posted lots of pics/video with pauses of that inwhich we can clearly see his shoes are not classic shoes.
Rising174cm said on 11/May/19
Sly didn't wear lifts in Cop Land. That's a completely new excuse that's only come about when it was clear he looked 5'9" in the film and on set as opposed to the 5'10.5"-5'11" he usually looked on screen. Here's one golf photo of Sly and 5'8" Sharon Stone at the aforementioned event: Click Here There's a better one of them standing posed that used to be online that shows Sly was very easily taller at that event, which is why I find it hilarious that Sotiris proclaimed Sly liftless at that event since in addition to the Don Johnson photo -- where they're actually on solid ground as opposed to a grassy hill -- since it completely destroys the case for Sly being under 5'8.5" peak. Hence, Sotiris destroys his own argument...again.

Speaking of a liftless Sly, here he is with normal looking golf shoes AND a cast on his foot making lifts extremely doubtful yet he looks as tall as James Caan on video: Click Here Click Here Caan is listed at 5'9.5" peak and 5'8.5" current so 5'9" is more than fair for a then 65 year old Caan. Actually, I think today's 78 year old Caan is about 5'8" flat, but he consistently looked about 5'9" 14 years ago. Much like my video of Sly liftless in shorts and sneakers with former L.A. Mayor James Hahn showed Sly looking at least 5'9".

The Pele thing has already been destroyed. Once again, here's full video footage of Sly and Pele side by side on solid ground and in the same footwear so the heels thing is irrelevant here: Click Here That's easily around a 1.5" difference and I'd say it's literally impossible from that video that Sly was the same height as Pele. Notice the vast majority of the evidence I post is full pics and videos on solid ground. I also have to chuckle at the suggestion Sly paid Brigitte to say he was 5'9" and 174-175 cm. That makes zero sense considering she'd have said Sly was at least the 5'10" or 5'10.5" he claims if that had been the case. In fact, Brigitte did say Sly was 5'10"-5'10.5" while they were married and it was only long after they divorced that she told the truth that he's really 174-175 cm or 5'9". Again, if he was going to pay her, he certainly wouldn't have her say he's an inch or two shorter than he claims to be.

And there's more than enough evidence to prove Dolph was a bare minimum 6'4" in the 80's and 90's.
Pierre said on 10/May/19
Here is a picture Pelé/Eusebio 5"9' in around the same angle than the pic behind the scènes Pelé /Sly = Click Here Click Here
Pierre said on 7/May/19
If Eusebio was really 5"9'(that's what he looks next to 5"11' Geoffrey Hurst by this pic Click Here ) i think Pelé was more in 5"6.5' range than 5"7.75' Click Here and Sylvester looks maybe one inch taller than him in the pics "behind the scènes"
Pierre said on 7/May/19
Here another pic "behind the scènes",Sly is probably in classic shoes this time too,both in relaxed posture = Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 7/May/19
@Pierre Great pics of Pele and 5'9" Eusebio. Guess Sly's peak height wasn't 5'9", lol. Of course, fanboys don't like to look at things like hard evidence.
RichardSpain said on 5/May/19
@johnson yes! I think so too. I am a good guru because I have seen all movies of sly less his first erotic movies. I'm thinking you are a good fan of mr stallone, like me.
Pierre said on 4/May/19
@Johan =Escape to Victory = pics behind the scenes Pelé /Sly(in the scenes of this movie he was wearing massive heels even when he was playing football with his partners) =here i think he was in classic shoes = Click Here Click Here .Pelé and 5"9' Eusebio = Click Here Click Here
Eusebio and 5"11' Geoffrey Hurst = Click Here Click Here
H? Th?nh said on 1/May/19
his peak height is 176 never 175
Johan 185 cm said on 1/May/19
Pierre said on 1/May/19
@Johan if sly was 5"10' or even 5"9' barefoot why Sly wear elevator shoes in Copland,Escape to Victory,The Specialist....


5'9" barefoot max at peak. He wore lifts because of having a height complex. Now in later years he is not wearing them as much, he looks more than 2" under a old arnie for instance as well who I think is down to 5'10.5" himself.
Pierre said on 1/May/19
@Johan if sly was 5"10' or even 5"9' barefoot why Sly wear elevator shoes in Copland,Escape to Victory,The Specialist....
Bradley said on 30/Apr/19
How can he walk in the customs with Weathers? Like Frankenstein. Vin and Sly need to have a battle of customs. Vin used Rock Boards, a division of Bieber Board Inc. Sly ramps up in Rambo wedge and heel or Rocky Balboa premiere Munsters, now used as weights in his garage.
Johnson said on 30/Apr/19
@Richardspain yes you are a good guru!
Johan 185 cm said on 30/Apr/19
Pierre said on 29/Apr/19
Johan 185 cm said on 26/Apr/19
Click Here

Here is what happens Pierre when he has funny shoes.
Johan,imo this pic prove one thing = Carl Weathers is clearly not 6"1' because if Sylvester can look around the same height as him....

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Camera advantage and huge footwear, Sly could pull off his 5'10.5" claim alot in the 80's/90's. 5'9" guy with 3 inches of boot/thick shoe ( The italian shoemaker claimed he crafted him 4.5 in shoes for years but as we know thats impossible.

The boots Rob had that gave 4 inches of height were massive he never wore that kind of footwear.
RichardSpain said on 29/Apr/19
Peak in Rocky and John Rambo he was 176cm barefoot, and now I think he is 174cm barefoot.
Pierre said on 29/Apr/19
Johan 185 cm said on 26/Apr/19
Click Here

Here is what happens Pierre when he has funny shoes.
Johan,imo this pic prove one thing = Carl Weathers is clearly not 6"1' because if Sylvester can look around the same height as him....
burby said on 27/Apr/19
Weak 5'8" in those "road rage" over a parking spot photos...yikes....
Johan 185 cm said on 26/Apr/19
Click Here

Here is what happens Pierre when he has funny shoes.
Bradley said on 25/Apr/19
He's still 5-8 in '19.
Pierre said on 25/Apr/19
@Johan = but you don't take in consideration his shoes.And Dolph 6"4' peak is debatable imo = here David Soul listed 6"0.5' next to Dolph (at around 9:46) = Click Here
Johan 185 cm said on 25/Apr/19
Click Here

Carl weathers still a very strong 6' today. I would say solid 5'8" is a good shout even still.

Click Here

Click Here

Has always been 4" difference. Stallone sometimes wore lifts and the gap was only 2 inches.


Click Here

Lundgren 6'4" peak /7 inches on a 5'9" peak Stallone.

7 inches on Stallone and 3 on peak Weathers.

All adds up 6'4"/6'1"/5'9".
Frankie68 said on 24/Apr/19
@mojo - I agree — have you ever watched his old videos or interviews— He was so full of himself it’s disgusting!! To be that full of yourself while standing on 4inch munsters is pretty hilarious!!
mojo said on 23/Apr/19
Stallone's ego is 7 ft tall. That's all what matters in Hollywood.
Pierre said on 21/Apr/19
@Cesar = The Specialist 1994 = Click Here Click Here = shoe very high just after the toes
Cesar said on 20/Apr/19
I saw The Specialist (1994) last night. Stalone with masive lifts (8 to 10 cms, as you see in the beginning with a cat), was shorter than Sharon Stone (173 cm, in this site) in heels. So he can’t be 175 peak.
Sotiris Gravas said on 18/Apr/19
This was Don Johnson's footwear that day w/ Sly:

This... Click Here

And this... Click Here
Bradley said on 17/Apr/19
I've met Glaser twice, he's 5-10. Golf shoes with Sly: Sly is 5' 8.5" in that shot.
Bradley said on 16/Apr/19
Sean Penn has never been 5-8 in his life...like the G.
Sotiris Gravas said on 16/Apr/19
Here's footage of Sly (no lifts) w/ Sugar Ray Leonard (5'9" peak height), and Paul Michael Glaser (5'10" peak) in 2006... Click Here

Here's Sly (sans lifts) and Leonard from another angle... Click Here

Sly (no lifts) and 5'8" Sharon Stone (2006)... Click Here
Here's Sly magically taller than Stone (2006)... Click Here , even though she might be in heels... Click Here (In the movie "The Specialist," Stallone is made to look taller than Stone while taking a shower together, all thanks to movie magic.)

Sly (closer to the camera) and Don Johnson (5'9" peak)... Click Here (Johnson was 57 when this pic was taken in 2006. Sly was 60, meaning he was shorter than his peak height of maybe 5'8".)
Sly in elevator shoes and Don Johnson (1993)... Click Here (Notice the difference, LOL.)





Just for fun, Sly and max 5'7.5" Justin Bieber (2016)... Click Here , Click Here
Bieber footwear that day... Click Here
mohammad said on 16/Apr/19
Age 25 = 175 cm

age 73 = 172 cm
Pierre said on 16/Apr/19
@Rising=Yeah... Or Sean Penn was not exactly 5"8' peak....Click Here =here Gary Oldman listed 5"8.5' peak and Sean....If Gary was really 5"8.5' Sean looks 5"7' at most here .Other= Click Here Click Here .With Georges harrison listed 5"10' = Click Here .With Madonna listed 5"4' peak = Click Here
Frankie68 said on 16/Apr/19
@sotiris — good pics of Serena with Laila Ali which back up your claim perfectly — serena isn’t close to 5’9 & is clearly taller than Sly !! Even Sly’s dress shoes that appear to look normal give him a boost — a decent heel of an 1’ or 1 1/2 inch plus a small lift inside —boom your 2 + inches taller and not that noticeable to the eye —
Sotiris Gravas said on 16/Apr/19
@Rising No. My best advice: cut back on the caffeine and that smug Little Lord Fauntleroy act of yours. You're like a bad rash that won't go away. You lost. Full stop. Comprende? No...? Don't care.

Newsflash: Even if Serena Williams were 5'9", Stallone still could have been sporting lifts, you nauseating simp.


Serena Willimas w/ 5'10" online-listing Laila Ali (2014)... Click Here , both in sneakers, footwear visible... Click Here

Laila Ali and her father (2005)... Click Here , Click Here ,


Serena next to 5'10" Mary Pierce (wearing flats, not tennis shoes), and max 6'1" Sharapova:
Click Here , Click Here


Max 6'1" Sharapova and Nadal... Click Here

Nadal and McEnroe... (2009) Click Here , Click Here , (2018) Click Here,
(2019) Click Here
Pierre said on 16/Apr/19
Rising=No they are not classic shoes here!
Rising174cm said on 15/Apr/19
Sly didn't wear lifts in Cop Land. You can see he has completely flat flip flops at the beginning of the film next to 5'11.5" Ray Liotta and is still a maximum of 3" shorter even at a footwear disadvantage. Robin Williams was never taller than 5'7", though. The man even claimed 5'7" and eventually 5'6" at the end of his life, which is accurate. 5'7" peak and shrunk down to 5'6" by his late 50's/early 60's. But De Niro was a minimum 5'8.5", if not 5'9". Just look at De Niro with 5'8" Sean Penn: Click Here Click Here Not only did Sly edge out the still 5'8.5" minimum 53 year old De Niro, but he looked a solid 1.5" taller than a 70 year old De Niro: Click Here Needless to say, De Niro was no less than the 5'7.5" Rob currently lists him at when this was taken and Sly was wearing normal dress shoes once again, just as he did during literally every promo appearance for Grudge Match. And Liotta was about 60 with Pitt and may have shrunk to 5'11" flat by then.

And here's what Serena looks like with an actual 5'7" person, Angelique Kerber: Click Here She's a bit taller than 5'9" listed Caroline Wozniacki as well: Click Here Click Here And here you can see Serena with 5'11" John McEnroe: Click Here Click Here Click Here Now you can see why McEnroe is convinced Serena is taller than 5'9", which is a common opinion in Tennis with quite a few guessing her 5'10" or even 5'11". In reality, she's just over 5'9", imo or about 5'9.25", but definitely not under 5'9".

@Sotiris: I find it funny that you think I care about how "relevant" you think I am. I couldn't possibly value your opinion on every subject less than I already do. I do appreciate the nice words I receive from posters like Parker, Real Anonymous, Canson, viper, Christian, CDS, Andrea and others, but considering you seem intent on confirming my first impression of you, I'm pleased to hear you don't like me since that's about the best endorsement I could get. Seems you're quite the sore loser. Here's Sly that same day with 5'9" range(Rob has him 5'9.5") Don Johnson: Click Here Notice they're actually standing right next to each other and on bricks. Btw, look up photos of Sly and 5'8" Sharon Stone on that same day. Too bad you proclaimed Sly liftless that day. If Sly is shorter than Sugar Ray then how does he pull off 2" or more taller in a full body shot on solid indoor ground? Click Here Let me guess, you think those are 4"? Hahaha. And regarding your RDJ comparison, in the words of the late John McLaughlin, WRONG (again). Sly wore normal dress shoes to the Iron Man 2 premiere: Click Here This is what they looked like when both wore lifts in 2008: Click Here Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 13/Apr/19
@Bradley De Niro had to wear those platform shoes b/c he's playing 6'4" Frank Sheeran in the soon-to-be released "The Irishman."
Pierre said on 12/Apr/19
Sly/Robert De Niro =
Robert De Niro /Eddy Murphy listed 5"9.25' = Click Here shoes = Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Pierre said on 12/Apr/19
Sly/Robert De Niro =
Click Here =Jack Warden listed 5"9.5' and Robert De Niro (1992) = Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here (Jack Warden and Robert Redford = Click Here Click Here Jack Warden and John Rubinstein listed 5"8' = Click Here Click Here )
Bradley said on 11/Apr/19
Incredible shot of DeNiro in Munsters! Wow!. It is up there with Vin on the board with The Rock or Bieber on his Bieber Board. Shades of Bogart stuff. I wonder who else used Munster footwear on films besides horror actors. I wonder if it was DeNiro's call to use them or the studio.
Mister lennon said on 11/Apr/19
Williams was more a weak 5'8 peak. De niro 5'9 peak. And de niro's posture is normally bad. And in that movie, he was playing a phisichally ill person. So his posture had to be bad and he was slouching the most part of the movie.

Google more recent pictures of de niro and williams toghether and you will se the real height diference.
Sotiris Gravas said on 10/Apr/19
@Pierre Nice pics, dude.
ulaix said on 10/Apr/19
Rob I think these two great guys are the most favorable on heights maintaining their heights almost as their peaks. They are 73-71 years old and they look so great maintaining their heights with a good posture
Click Here:
Pierre said on 10/Apr/19
Sly in Copland=And i doubt Robert de Niro's peak was as tall as 5"9' = here next to robin Williams listed 5"7(1990) = Click Here Click Here Click Here = here standing straighter than Robin(feet) .Robin Williams next to Bob Hoskins(listed 5"4')and Dustin Hoffman = Click Here Click Here
Bradley said on 9/Apr/19
Customs in Copland. You can tell by the weird bottoms. They look like bricks you see on a wooden figure. Not much lift but enough for some gain on Bobby D.
Frankie68 said on 9/Apr/19
@pierre — great shots of Sly’s copland shoes —I knew he has lifts in them which would clearly make him shorter than DeNiro(since they looked close in height in the movie) & prob very similar in height to keitel & keitel wouldn’t be 5’7 or 5’8 if he stood on a box !!
Pierre said on 9/Apr/19
Sly/Harvey Keitel = If Ray Liotta is 5"11.5' Harvey looks max 5"7' here = Click Here Click Here and even i doubt Ray liotta is really 5"11.5' because Sly in shoes looks at least his height here or here Click Here Click Here .Ray Liotta and Kurt Russel = Click Here here= Click Here looks shorter next to Brad Pitt listed 5"11' and who is very probably under 5"11' and here his shoes are not looking massive heels Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 9/Apr/19
@Parker Here's Neymar and Messi... Click Here (Some ppl think Messi is as low as 5'6".)

Neymar and Lewis Hamilton (Rob has at 5'7.5")... Click Here , Click Here

Rob has Justin Bieber at 5'7.5", but might be closer to 5'7".
Here's Bieber w/ Lewis Hamilton... Click Here
Bieber w/ Neymar... Click Here

Neymar w/ Floyd Mayweather -- who may be as low as 5'6.5"... Click Here


So, no... I'm not convinced Neymar's 5'8". I liked the pic you posted w/ Serena, though.




People, when Sly does a movie, he doesn't wear something as obvious as Robert De Niro is wearing here:
Click Here , but he still wears lifts/elevator shoes. Trying to prove his real height from movies is an exercise in futility, not to mention a complete and utter waste of time. Movie execs want their vertically-challenged leading man to appear taller than supporting characters. Think about it.

That said... I love this pic of my two favorite lift-wearers. Look at the euphoria on their faces that only comes from wearing monster elevator shoes... Click Here God love 'em!
Pierre said on 9/Apr/19
Comparisons Sly/Serena Willimas .Now Serena Williams next to Rafaêl Nadal = Click Here Click Here Click Here .Now Rafaël Nadal next to David Cameron listed 6"0.5'(who looks always a little bit shorter than 6"0.75' Barack) = Click Here .David cameron 6"0.5' next to Andy Murray = Click Here Click Here Rafaël Nadal next to Andy Murray = Click Here Click Here Click Here
Frankie68 said on 9/Apr/19
@sotirus -another great pic of Sly with sugar ray — Sly is clearly shorter than Sugar Ray no doubt -Your claims are fair and clearly proven —Keitel being 5’7 or 5’8!is a joke - hes a midget — end of story — and a lift wearer!!
Pierre said on 8/Apr/19
Sylvester in Copland = Click Here Click Here Click Here = here are his shoes in copland= when he's standing straight you can see only comfortably external heels ,and here = Click Here or here too Click Here when his left pant is high you can see a little bit his white socks and so you can see his black shoes are high under his pant ,not like classic shoes.They look elevator shoes.
Bradley said on 8/Apr/19
Golf shoes shot with Sugar Ray is great. James Caan? Wow, he's lost height. 3" on Keitel, oh please, lifts.
Bradley said on 8/Apr/19
Gravas with killer shots of Sly and Weathers. Sly wore monster customs with huge wedge. He hated being 5' 8.5".
Rising174cm said on 7/Apr/19
lol, Keitel and Stallone were not the same height. Here they are in costume on the set of Cop Land and Keitel is even noticeably closer to the camera: Click Here Not only is Sly taller than Keitel, but you can see he's also slightly taller than De Niro, who was at least 5'8.5" himself back then. Also, I don't know where Keitel at 5'6" comes from. Rob lists him at 5'8" peak and while I don't believe he was that tall myself, Keitel was 5'7" at the very least and likely 5'7.5". At one point in the film, Stallone's character is looking through photos and comes across one he took with Keitel and it once again shows Sly very clearly taller as you can see here: Click Here
Pierre said on 7/Apr/19
@Rising=Serena bent her knees in your pic and Sly has probably more heels,Serena's heels are looking very slim
Sotiris Gravas said on 7/Apr/19
@Rising Your posts are irrelevant. You're irrelevant. Newsflash: this was Sly w/o lifts next to Sugar Ray Leonard (5'9" peak height) back in 2006, which I already posted... Click Here I don't know who you think you are, nor do I care. It's over. You lost.
Jimhopper said on 7/Apr/19
Unless you post pictures of full body shots barefoot slys height is impossible to say. He’s known for very very suspicious shoes which can add 3 to 4” increase. I’d say he was 5-8.5 peak. Now 5-8 or just under
burby said on 7/Apr/19
Weak 5'8" with Serena.
Parker said on 7/Apr/19
Neymar has had several measurements taken at Barcelona to confirm a solid 5'8 as listed by Rob. Serena is clearly dropping height in this pic. IMO she isn't under 5'9, although she has claimed as high as 5'10, I think 5'9 is a good shout.

Click Here

I think Sly's pics with Serena confirm the average user guess 5'8-5'9.
Frankie68 said on 6/Apr/19
@sotiris — the said thing is that in your second pic of Sly with Carl he still probably has some kind of shoe advantage/ lift !!
Rising174cm said on 6/Apr/19
@Sotiris: Wrong yet again. Sly with Serena actually proves he's still about 5'8.5": Click Here That's by far from the best picture from this event. Serena is a strong 5'9", definitely not under 5'9". Even if she's just 5'9" flat, that still makes her 5'9.25" in her roughly 1/4" flats. Sly is the same height(actually he's edging her there, but Serena's posture is worse so about the same considering that) in small-heeled dress shoes that are flat with virtually no angle so probably about 0.8" meaning Sly is still 176 cm in just 2 cm dress shoes meaning about 2 cm without them. Even if you argue Sly's dress shoes are a full inch -- and they look thinner/flatter -- it's very likely Serena is 176 cm herself just as the average guess is on her page, so she'd be 5'9.5" in those flats and Sly the same in dress shoes, so still right around 5'8.5" barefoot. You downgrading her to 5'8.5" is typical. Having established Sly at roughly 5'8.5" or Rob's 5'8.25" listing at the absolute worst, here's a pic of Sly from that same event with Miguel Cotto: Click Here Now Cotto himself is near 5'7" as we can see face to face with 5'7" Mayweather: Click Here As with Bruckheimer, we see how much taller Sly is than actual 5'7" men. Fortunately, we're also in position to compare Sly at this event to how 5'7.5" Don Cheadle looked with the same people. Cheadle: Click Here and now Sly: Click Here Again, Cheadle: Click Here and Sly: Click Here Note, Sly is again pictured with the same man with glasses who was much taller than Cheadle yet not that much taller than Sly. Only someone with an agenda would argue Sly is the same height as Cheadle, much less shorter. There can't be any less than an inch between them, even today. This quite easily establishes Sly as 5'8"(more likely 5'8.5") at this event beyond any reasonable doubt.

Again, I was hoping to keep this a lot more friendly, but considering how obnoxious you've been, I'm more than happy to point out the absurdity of your posts on this page. Ignoring full pics and even wide shots on video, always indoors and on solid ground in favor of shots taken from the waist up on stairs or rough dirt/grass, often with dodgy angles to boot is simply hilarious and exposes your agenda. It's really remarkable to me that you've become this arrogant all while failing to post a single piece of evidence showing Sly under 5'8".

Boring is a good word because while I've posted mountains of evidence, you've failed to find any to support your position, but I do get a good laugh every time you post something that destroys your own position, so keep it up!
Mightyman said on 6/Apr/19
if you watch the directors cut of Copland from 1997 at 46 min and 37 sec, you will see Harvey kietel who is 5'6 and Stallone walking together during a furneral scene. Harvey and Stallone are exactly the same height with Harvey actually looking physically wider than Stallone. this is proof that Stallone is no more than 5'6-5'7 flat.
Sotiris Gravas said on 5/Apr/19
Some ppl seem to think that a drastic height boost isn't possible w/ elevator shoes... Here's Sly looking WAY taller than he should next to 6'1" Carl Weathers back in 2003:
Click Here And yes, he was able to walk in those monster elevator shoes, despite what some ppl seem to think is impossible.

Compare that pic to this 2015 pic... Click Here See the difference...? I do.
Frankie68 said on 4/Apr/19
@sotiris — those Serena pics with her in the flattest of flats really do him in -Sly in that pic with those skinny legs & dress shoes with insoles is laughable — theres no way he’s 5’8 — might not be 5’7 lol— Sly should start a shoe line called “supercharged” shoes by Sly Stallone !!
Bradley said on 4/Apr/19
I'd pay to see the monsters he's wearing owning his brother with ease. They have to be so built up he must need to balance himself.
Johan 185cm said on 4/Apr/19
Hijoputamus said on 29/Mar/19
Sly looks 6ft with Sugar Ray Leonard 2004 pic.
He cant be 5ft8 and walk 3-4 inches taller, even with monsters.

Looks more 2 inches so walking around close to how a 5'11" guy looks. Thats why Sly was 5'9" peak, a guy who was 5'8" would need huge boots w/lifts to pull that off. He was rocking 3 inch custom whoppers for years.
Pierre said on 4/Apr/19
@Sotiris=good finds, in your first pic Sly is standing closer to the the camera than Sugar Ray Leonard (see the feet and the line of the pic with the floor)
Pierre said on 4/Apr/19
@Sotiris Gravas=Comparisons Sly/Serena/Venus/Raphaël Nadal .Now Rafael Nadal and David Cameron listed 6"0.5'(here with i think 6"0.75' Barack = Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here ) So = Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 3/Apr/19
I love this pic of Sly looking like a GIANT next to his brother, all thanks to elevator shoes (2003):
Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 2/Apr/19
Here's another pic of maybe 5'8.5" Sugar Ray Leonard w/ Sly (no lifts) back in 2009... Click Here , as opposed to Leonard and Sly w/ lifts... Click Here , Click Here

Here's a pic I haven't seen before, Sly and Harley Race (circa 1978)... Click Here
Race and Nick Bockwinkel (billed 5'10")... Click Here What's laughable is that Race was billed as 6'1".
Again, Sly and Bockwinkel... Click Here



@Frankie68 Here's Sly w/o monster lifts w/ Serena Williams in flats:
Click Here , Click Here , Click Here I'm not sure as to Serena's exact height, but 5'8.5" is very possible.

Serena and 6'0.5" Venus... Click Here
Venus (in flats) and 6'0" Nadal... Click Here

This was the Burt Young/Sly cheek-to-cheek pic you mentioned... Click Here , but we don't know if both men are standing straight... If you ever want to upload pics here, you can do so using Imgur.
Sotiris Gravas said on 30/Mar/19
Good thing Sly never had to wear anything as obvious as this... Click Here -- the platform shoes worn by Humphrey Bogart during the filming of "Casablanca." Bogart was described as a "cinematic dwarf" by many, being around 5'8", perhaps as low as 5'7.5".
Pierre said on 30/Mar/19
Hijoputamus said on 29/Mar/19
Sly looks 6ft with Sugar Ray Leonard 2004 pic.
He cant be 5ft8 and walk 3-4 inches taller, even with monsters.
Picture Sly /Sugar Ray /Frank Stallone 2004(posted by Sotiris Gravas 29/Mar/19 picture number 4) = Sly and his brother are looking around the same height here.Here is pics of Frank and Tom Sizemore 5"10' range ( Click Here )=here the shoes(Tom classic heels and Frank advantageous cow boy boots) = Click Here Click Here Click Here .Frank very straight = Click Here Click Here = both in around the same posture...Frank for me is 5"9' range.And i doubt Sugar Ray is 5"9'range,next to Rob he looks max the same height as him by considering he wear a cap = Click Here
Hijoputamus said on 29/Mar/19
Sly looks 6ft with Sugar Ray Leonard 2004 pic.
He cant be 5ft8 and walk 3-4 inches taller, even with monsters.
Frankie68 said on 27/Mar/19
@sotiris- your welcome - im with you on Sly’s height, I always said he’ Under 5’8 prime or not , givin his known footwear in combination with him looking very similar to men in the 5’8 5’9 range - then he must be under 5’8 flat - particularly when you see pics or videos of him PRE -FAME —or things like pics with Burt Young & malinda dillon (5’8) saying she is taller than him or in recent yrs where pics of Sly & Serena Williams (5’8) surfaced where she is in flats & taller than him / also if you can post a pic from Burts instagram of him cheek to cheek with Sly & Burt is taller — thanks & Stand tall Sly lol
Bradley said on 26/Mar/19
Leonard is 5-9, just what kind of custom built up monsters was Sly wearing there?
Sotiris Gravas said on 24/Mar/19
@Frankie68 Thanks, dude, but don't forget that a 67-year-old Duran is now 5'5" w/o lifts, but was taller in his prime.

Boxing heights are often fake. Sugar Ray Leonard was listed as 5'10", but he was 5'9" peak height and currently looks to be maybe 5'7.5", same height as 5'7.5" Usher (2016)... Click Here

Here's Usher w/ Duran (2016)... Click Here
Here's Duran tiptoeing as a joke to look the same height as Usher... Click Here


Here's Sly in lifts w/ Leonard in 2004... Click Here


Now, sometimes Sly makes the mistake of not wearing lifts, like here w/ Leonard back in 2006:
Click Here He probably didn't wanna ruin his golf game by wearing lifts... And no, Leonard is not on higher ground like Pele in the movie "Victory," or this guy... Click Here , an argument I'm sure some other posters would love to make.

Here's another pic of Sly (no lifts) w/ Leonard back in 2009... Click Here


Today, Sly looks to be 5'7" barefoot. W/ lifts, he's any height he wants to be.


To be fair, When Hulk Hogan said Sly looked to be as low as 5'6", it was probably to make himself look taller. Hogan is an inveterate liar about almost everything, including his own height -- wanting ppl to actually believe that he was once 6'7", when he was never more than 6'5" peak height... maybe as low as 6'4.5".
K.A 188 said on 24/Mar/19
I knew he wore lifts in Rocky 6 thats why he looked taller than Milo Ventimiglia in the scene where he talkes motivational stuff.
Frankie68 said on 23/Mar/19
@sotiris - again great pics - those Duran pics with Hatton don’t make Sly look good that’s for sure — Duran wasn’t in the rocky movies until Rocky 2 so sly had his vamped up boxing shoes on as we all know ,, and yet didn’t appear that much taller than a 5’5 duran , Sly’s height is getting scarier by the second !!
Bradley said on 22/Mar/19
RawdyShaq has it correct but he's still 5' 8", not under.
rawdshaq said on 21/Mar/19
5'8 1/2" peak, 5'7" now
Sotiris Gravas said on 21/Mar/19
I didn't realize that Duran is also a lift-wearer. Here are pics where he's not in lifts... (Rob has Duran at 5'6.5" now. I beg to differ.)


Here's Roberto Duran (no lifts) w/ 5'5.5" Ricky Hatton (2013)... Click Here

W/ Hatton (2014)... Click Here , Click Here

W/ Hatton (2018)... Click Here




Duran and max 5'5" Gael Garcia Bernal... Click Here


Duran and 5'6.75" Floyd Mayweather... Click Here


Here's Duran pretending he's 5'7" next to 5'9" (not 5'9.75") Edgar Ramirez... Click Here
He and Sly are more alike than I thought. Duran is now a 5'5" guy who wears lifts.


Sly, Duran, and Mosley (2007)... Click Here
Frankie68 said on 20/Mar/19
@sotiris — i agree with you ,, in this forum some only want there side to be believed (lol) everyone else is wrong & there pics or evidence is all that matters - its beyond hilarious—
Jimhopper said on 20/Mar/19
Doubt he was over 5-8 peak imo. Those shoes he wears are 4inch helpers.
Bradley said on 20/Mar/19
Frankie68 nailed it. Common in entertainment circles in divorce papers: do not tell a lot. The millions paid off work. He was in massive customs with her during the marriage. I'm sure she could tell laughable tales of him telling her to lay off the heels much like Bieber with Gomez.
Pierre said on 20/Mar/19
Click Here = here Roberto Duran (with Mike not very straight and very probably wearing bath sandals)
Click Here = here is Roberto Duran(right guy) next to Jeff Fenech (and 5"10' Mike Tyson slouching a lot).And now Jeff Fenech next to Jeff harding listed 5"11.75' or 6"0' = Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 20/Mar/19
5'9" peak height (not 5'10") Joe Weider and 5'11" Joe Piscopo (1997)... Click Here , Click Here

Weider and max 5'10" peak height (not 5'10.75") Telly Savalas... Click Here

Weider and Stallone... Click Here

Savalas and Stallone (1973)... Click Here


Stallone looks to have been 5'8" peak, but of course, he could have been wearing lifts.
Frankie68 said on 20/Mar/19
Sly’s ex wife is also in the best position to lie for him since was paid millions & millions in hush money not to devalue or devulge anything about him , since he was always in those 4 inches when married to her !!
Sotiris Gravas said on 20/Mar/19
@Rising Yes! If I didn't know any better, I'd say you were Sly's publicist, w/ a vested interest in propagating Stallone's inflated height. Newsflash: not everyone here is buying what you're selling. Give your self-satisfied attitude a rest. As for "inappropriately hostile," I didn't realize I was dealing w/ a delicate flower. My humble apologies. Let's see, what should I believe, prevailing evidence, or Rising and his overt agenda...? Hmmm... I've had enough of you; you bore me.
Rising174cm said on 19/Mar/19
Posted this about 6 months ago, but only Real Anonymous commented it so I'll post it again. Good video of Sly in 2004 with then-Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn: Click Here I only see 3.5"-4" between them and I don't see much of a chance Sly managed to hide any significant lift while running with shorts and sneakers: Click Here Btw, Hahn claimed to be 6'2" and Mr. R actually thought he was at least that tall in person, but all I'm claiming is Hahn was likely at least 6'1" meaning Sly looked a full 5'9" with him. For reference, here's Hahn with Arnold in July 2002: Click Here If that was before Arnold's hip replacement then Arnie may have still been 6'0.5"-6'1" range. Here's 2003 pics when Arnold was definitely still at least 6'0", possibly 6'0.5": Click Here Click Here And here's Hahn with Arnold in 2008 when Arnold still generally looked at least 6'0" and was still listed that here: Click Here Hahn also didn't look more than 6" shorter than 6'7"-6'7.5" Magic Johnson despite a bit of a camera disadvantage: Click Here Certainly, a solid 6'1" in the early 2000's is fair for Hahn and I doubt Mr. R would have been off by more than that.

As for Jennifer, here's 1997 photos with 6'0.25" John Travolta and 5'5.5" Kelly Preston: Click Here Click Here Click Here And Jennifer still towers over Kelly to this day with both in heels: Click Here She was always listed at either 5'9" or 5'9.5" and while I use the 5'9" flat figure, it certainly doesn't look like she's less in these photos.

Btw, even conceding Sly's flip flops in Rocky 3 look thicker than average, that's really besides the point. If we say they're twice as thick as normal flip flops then that'd be an inch instead of half an inch. The important point is that we can see without any doubt that Sly doesn't have lifts so it's no different than if he had normal 1" shoes, which will be close to Carl's sneakers(somewhere between 3/4" and 1") yet as with Hahn, Sly definitely looked like he could be a full 5'9" and at worst, couldn't be far from it.
Frankie68 said on 19/Mar/19
@sotiris- nice pics again — plus Sly in the pic with Arguello probably has his 4inch lifts on ( those were rocky 3 times)
Rising174cm said on 19/Mar/19
@Sotiris: No. What's nonsensical is using a pic of Sly and Burt on stairs when we have multiple VIDEO and FULL PICS of them wearing the exact same clothes and shoes that show Sly at least an inch taller with half an inch less footwear. This isn't the only time full pics/video have been ignored in favor of comparisons where ground/feet aren't visible, with Pele being another example. A wide shot on video showing Sly minimum 1.5" taller and you ignore that for a still pic taken on grass/dirt with neither the feet nor ground visible. Normally I'd avoid pointing out how obvious this makes it that you have an agenda, but because you're getting inappropriately hostile, I'm happy to point this out because these 2 examples among others have made it painfully obvious. Weathers is no less than 6'0.5" and Rob actually still lists him at 6'1", but 6'0.5" may be more accurate these days in part because he's no more than 4" taller than Sly.

Here's video of Sly and Roberto Duran: Click Here You can see at the end around 26 seconds that Sly has a couple of inches on Duran. Here's a pic of Duran where they're not hunching so much: Click Here

You're hypothetical where Sly says he's shorter than 5'8.5"-5'9" is funny because we have Sly's own ex-wife Brigitte Nielsen who has confirmed he's 174-175 cm or 5'9" plus I've posted dozens and dozens of full pics and videos which confirm this yet you've ignored not only all this evidence despite posting no evidence to bring this into question yet you've ignored Sly's ex-wife who was certainly in the best position to judge his height and is a good judge of height as evidenced by her 5'9"-5'9.5" estimate for Eddie Murphy, which lines up perfectly with Rob's 5'9.25" listing.
burby said on 19/Mar/19
The camera tilt is in favor of Sly, just look at the artwork in the background. A weak 5'8"er in big ones.
Sotiris Gravas said on 19/Mar/19
There were times when Roberto Duran actually looked more 5'6.5" than 5'7" peak height w/ 5'9" Sugar Ray Leonard (1980)... Click Here . Both men in 2014... Click Here.

I think 5'8" for Sly is more than fair, but he could have been 5'7.5", given that Burt Young was around the same height. That said, we'll never truly know b/c the guy was almost always wearing lifts. Way too many ppl have described him as 5'7"... Hulk Hogan probably saw him sans lifts and opined that he was around 5'6"/5'7"... not even 5'8". I think that's very telling. He very well could have been as low as 5'7".
Jtm said on 19/Mar/19
the problem is pitt is 5'9.5 max.
Frankie68 said on 19/Mar/19
If u use your iphone to measure the sotiris pic of Sly & Burt in the meat house , Burt’s body length is longer than Sly’s .. so any rebuttal is a joke - Burt is taller.. end of story - Sly is not 5’8 or 5’9 in his prime -cause Burt was 5’8 in his prime - Sly 5’7 — max —
billionaireslayer said on 19/Mar/19
5'7, weak 5'8 prime, every actor thats worked with him describes him around 5'6, I believe he was a tad taller around weak 5'8 prime. When I read his book Sly moves he was only 155lbs in Rocky 3 playing a heavyweight. also first blood.
Bradley said on 18/Mar/19
Those things Sly has on with Pitt are sick. Pitt is just over 5' 10" and he's getting owned by Sly in wedged customs.
Sotiris Gravas said on 18/Mar/19
5'8" Sly w/ 5'7" Roberto Duran (1979)... Click Here , Click Here

W/ max 5'4" Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini (1983)... Click Here

W/ around 5'8", (not 5'9" or 5'10") Alexis Arguello (1978)... Click Here

Mancini and Arguello (1981)... Click Here


Boxers are not always listed by their real height...
Sotiris Gravas said on 18/Mar/19
@Rising The pics I posted of Stallone w/ Franco Columbu is just further proof that Stallone was not as tall as you think. Everything I've posted here proves that you're wrong. Obviously Stallone looked taller than Bruckheimer -- he's wearing elevator shoes, or haven't you noticed that...? Obviously Flavin is taller than Bruckheimer -- she's wearing heels, or haven't you noticed that either? You point out nonsensical things that don't mean anything... just like the pic of Stallone and Burt Young on those stairs... where you felt you had to point out that they were on stairs, even though that didn't matter b/c they were both standing on the same step. I could get a sworn statement from Stallone himself stating that you're wrong and you'd still say otherwise. To reiterate: you're wrong. Is it beginning to sink in? If not, give it time. As for Weathers, I forgot to add on that 0.5" to his height... but I wouldn't be surprised if he's not that tall anymore. What exactly were you trying to prove w/ those Pitt pics? Say Pitt is around 5'10.5" now, who's clearly taller than another guy in elevator shoes... So what? And another thing, your tired excuse for Pele always being on higher ground to justify him looking taller than Stallone is very annoying. Try harder next time, dude. Or better yet, don't.
Jac239177 said on 17/Mar/19
My guess is 172cm, 174cm at peak
Rising174cm said on 16/Mar/19
The recent photos of Sly and Brad Pitt support my opinion that Sly is still 5'8.5" at 72 years old: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here As Rob pointed out, Sly looks to be wearing Hogan sneakers or something similar. Incidentally, the type of Hogan sneakers Sly wore were advertised as having a 3.5 cm outersole and a 2 cm insole.

Um, Jennifer is CLEARLY bending her knee with Bruckheimer and still easily taller. Notice how much taller Sly still is than the actual 5'7" man Bruckheimer. That's because Sly is 5'8.5". Sotiris, you often post evidence that destroys your own case for Sly being 5'7" or even a mm under 5'8". Since when is Carl Weathers a flat 6'? He's a minimum 6'0.5" as he looked with Rob and as Rob will attest to after meeting Carl 3 times in person. Jennifer is much closer to 5'9" as can be seen in 90's photos with John Travolta and Kelly Preston.
Bradley said on 15/Mar/19
Munsters with Studd...he knew he'd look like a fool after saying he was 5' 10.75". He could have used them as bricks behind his SUV tires.
Sotiris Gravas said on 15/Mar/19
I was looking online and realized that maybe every old-school bodybuilder is listed at an inflated height. Maybe this was done to accommodate the myth of Arnold Schwarzenegger's fabled height.

Here's our good friend, Mick Souza next to 5'7" peak height Joe Gold... Click Here Clearly, Souza isn't the 5'10" I saw him listed on some sites...

Arnie, Souza, and little Franco Columbu, who's obviously shorter than the 5'5" he wants you to believe:
Click Here

Compare w/ around 5'7" (not 5'9") Frank Zane (far right) and Columbu... Click Here
Zane and 5'7" (not 5'8") Mike Mentzer... Click Here
Funny how online, Tom Platz is 5'7" and 5'8"... Click Here


Now, compare the vertically challenged Columbu w/ Sly Stallone... Click Here ,
Click Here

Sly looks VERY short here next to Columbu... Click Here , Click Here ,
Click Here

Here, he looks taller... Click Here , Click Here I'm guessing a footwear advantage.


I don't think Sly's peak was ever more than 5'8" barefoot, 5'9" in regular shoes.
Mister lennon said on 14/Mar/19
I stil think solid 5'9 peak. 176.
Today about a strong 5'8. 174.
Frankie68 said on 12/Mar/19
@sotiris- OMG the size of Sly’s elevaters with John Studd - Who in there right mind would wear those — Lol - im sure he’s 5’7 if he’s lucky !! Those top any elevators ive ever seen on Sly in my life — god dam he must be a midget with those things off !!
Sotiris Gravas said on 11/Mar/19
I seriously doubt Sly's peak was ever more than 5'8". He looks to be around 5'7" now -- the pics I posted of Sly w/ 5'5" Manny Pacquiao are incontrovertible. That being said, here's a cool pic of Sly and Big John Studd from the early '80s... Click Here

Sly would have had an easier go w/ Nick Bockwinkel (listed 5'10")... Click Here than he did Hulk Hogan... Click Here Hogan big-heeled footwear... Click Here And yes, Hogan was standing on a box at one point in "Rocky III" (1982)... Click Here for this shot... Click Here


Big John Studd was not as tall as ppl think. Here he is w/ 5'11" Jeff Everson and his wife, Cory:
Click Here
W/ Jimmy Garvin (billed 5'10")... Click Here
W/ 5'9" Ricky Steamboat (billed 5'10")... Click Here


Was Sly in lifts in that pic w/ Studd...? Probably.




A barefoot Jennifer Flavin appears to be 5'8" if standing straight next to a barefoot 5'7" Sly (2014)... Click Here , Click Here
Here she is w/ 5'7" Jerry Bruckheimer... Click Here...
which fits in w/ how 6'0" Carl Weathers towers over her when she's in heels... Click Here Footwear... Click Here

Again, Carl Weathers towers over her (2016)... Click Here

Supposedly, 61-year-old Leeza Gibbons was 5'8" peak height, seen here w/ Flavin: Click Here
Jtm said on 9/Mar/19
a weak 5'8 peak at best
Bradley said on 8/Mar/19
Sly was a strong 5' 8.5" peak. I wonder what he would say today as his '19 height? Probably 5 foot 9 and a half. Kyler Murray pulled a 2 day stretch and on his back for his 5' 10"...at 5' 9.5" he'd wouldn't be a potential #1 pick....shades of a Volvo bed with a Nathan's dog for the Grapple. Sal, napkins.
burby said on 7/Mar/19
So you think strong 5'8" peak now, Brad?
Bradley said on 6/Mar/19
He's a weak 5' 8" today, only lost 1/2" since peak. His '78 5' 10.75" figure is the biggest laugh on this site.
Pierre said on 6/Mar/19
@Rising= Click Here Click Here = Sylvester's football shoes are not particularly low in the scene of the match,then it's easy to insert a good lift in these,and one more time =in the movie Sylvester wear massive heels even when he play football with his partners =then the probability his shoes are not advantageous only in the scene of the match...For me the not sense is there.In the pics behind the scènes Pelé is not standing always at the same place then the probability he's standing each time on an advantageous ground is slim too.
Burt Young in your pic slouch a lot,you can not even see his chin.And Sylvester wear a hat .I know the angle is not the best in the pic i posted but for one time Burt is really standing straight.
Frankie68 said on 5/Mar/19
Idk how anyone can dispute that Burt is taller than Sly - and Sly’s sneakers look chunky on top of looking him looking shorter — and again I will say IDK what has happened to Burt with age he has shrunk miserably but in there youth Burt was clearly taller
RolyFlo said on 5/Mar/19
Rob I guarantee you are taller than him. He is 5'8 barefoot or 5'7.75 nowdays. He was 5'8.75 175 cm peak. Noway Stallone taller than you he always always wears advantage on his shoes.
Editor Rob
Barefoot I don't think he's any less than 5ft 8 even today.
Bradley said on 4/Mar/19
Kauf must have seen a picture of G alone.
Rising174cm said on 4/Mar/19
@Pierre: That doesn't make any sense. We know the field isn't reliably solid ground and we can't see the ground nor Sly and Pele's feet yet in the scene I posted we can see the ground, footwear and their entire bodies, plus it's video, not a still pic so it should be quite obvious what's more probable. Sly looks easily 1.5"-2" taller than Pele in that scene and their shoes look the exact same. Those shoes are low cut and could only conceal a small insole and anything more than the most minimal insole would be obvious in the action scenes I posted. For Pele to be Sly's height, Sly would need to have fit an extra 1.5"-2" in shoes just like the same ones Pele is wearing and that's impossible. Even a small insole would still mean Sly was at least an inch taller than Pele and there's no evidence of any insole in the match scene so a 1.5" difference seems even more likely.

And Burt has a very obvious camera advantage there. As I've posted before, Sly with half an inch less footwear was still an inch taller in that scene when equal distance from the camera: Click Here Actually, Burt is still slightly closer there. Here's another scene which includes a wide shot with the same footwear: Click Here Once again, Sly is quite clearly taller by what looks like an inch or so and with half an inch less footwear. Imo, much like with Pele, these side by side full pics and video show pretty conclusively that Sly was taller than Burt by at least an inch and when footwear is taken into account, the scenes suggest more like 1.5" between just like Rob lists them.
George Kaufman said on 2/Mar/19
He's only 5'6 now.
Bradley said on 1/Mar/19
Sly in Chuck Taylor's means he is 5' 8.5" with Burt.
Frankie68 said on 1/Mar/19
@ pierre —YES — and if you zoom in on Sly’s sneaker they even look like theres something inside - Burt Young always said he was taller — now go watch Rocky 2 when he gives paulie his trsns am ,, in that scene he looks way taller than Burt — crazy what lifts & camera angles can do —
Pierre said on 1/Mar/19
@Frankie68 = maybe this pic = Click Here
Frankie68 said on 28/Feb/19
There is a picture posted on Burt Youngs instagram site “burtyoungofficial” in the meat house with Sly from rocky 1 - and he is much taller than Sly - please if someone can post it — 5’8 or 5’9 goes right out the window from this pic — IDK what has happened to burt young but he has shrunk alot with age — by this pic you would never think Sly can look 3 inches taller than Burt by the Rocky movies except massive footwear & camera angles & a big dose of PRE FAME !! 5’7 for Sly !!
Pierre said on 23/Feb/19
@Rising = Sylvester wear massive heels(and maybe something in his shoes) even when he has to play football with his partners = the probability Pelé is always standing on an advantageous ground in both pics behind the scènes is slimer than the probability Sylvester wear regular football shoes with classic insole just in this scene of the match
Bradley said on 22/Feb/19
He's the same height as Caine in that scene!! He must be in massive wedged monsters. At 5' 8.5" he can't do such things. He must love it.
Rising174cm said on 22/Feb/19
@Pierre: The camera is high in the second picture, which can also make it so the person closer doesn't get an advantage and I'd bet money Pele is on higher ground there. Just look at how high his waist is compared to Sly's waist. Ground outside and especially grass and dirt is often very uneven. Rob posted an example of how easily a couple of inches can be lost on grass. Sly was wearing 2" heels in the scene where he argues with Michael Caine, but that still doesn't explain how a weak to flat 5'9" Stallone looks as tall/taller than a 6'2"(or 6'1.5" minimum) Michael Caine. This can only be explained by uneven ground on the field.

But again, my point is why speculate when we have a good wide shot to compare them side by side? That scene leaves no real doubt that Sly was over an inch taller than Pele back then. Certainly not less than an inch since it looked at least 1.5". And it doesn't appear Sly had any lifts for this scene: Click Here Watch again, the shoes they play in are low cut and not bulky. They look just the ones Pele is wearing. This still is unfortunately comes out low quality, but notice the shoes they're wearing: Click Here Now we can see higher quality shots of the same shoes: Click Here Click Here It looks like he wasn't wearing lifts and he definitely wasn't wearing big lifts. We'd likely see it in shots like that. Sly probably wore the 2" heels early in the movie because he likes being taller, but he was already wearing them before he started playing. The characters were dressed casually early in the film, but Sly no longer wore big heels once they got uniforms. The fact is, he was not wearing heels in the scene I posted and he was not wearing shoes any different than Pele or anyone else in the scene I posted. This makes sense because the difference between Sly and Michael Caine was clearly bigger when they play the match at the end compared to earlier in the film when Sly wore heeled boots.
Pierre said on 21/Feb/19
@Rising = Click Here Click Here in the pics i posted if Pelé had an advantage with the ground i have to say Pelé imo is lucky because he's not always standing at the same place in the pics i posted.In the first pic pelé slouch a lot then of course he looks shorter than Sylvester and in both pics Pelé is standing more distant to the camera which logically give an advantage to Sylvester (and the camera is not very high) .In the scène you posted Michael Caine looks around the same height as Sylvester but Michael slouch a long time here and Sly always is wearing his massive heels(since 18:10 to 18:15).And when you look at the ground just before Michael is standing on this ground,since 18:10 to 18:15 you can see the floor is regular .Sly even when he play football with his partners in the movie and so when he run fast wear massive heels then there is imo a very big probability he wear lifts in the scene you posted = Click Here
Rising174cm said on 20/Feb/19
@Pierre: Sly still looks at least an inch taller in that first pic, the angle is too high in the 2nd photo and we can't see ground or feet in either. For an example of how uneven grass and ground outside can be, just look at Sly with Michael Caine shortly after the scene you timestamped: Click Here Suddenly, Sly looks as tall/taller than Caine so I wouldn't trust the ground where they're playing. And we can see high angle shots minimize height differences: Click Here The behind the scenes pics are superfluous because we have a much better scene to compare Sly and Pele: Click Here That's about as good of a scene for comparing as you can hope for. They're on solid ground and we can see very clearly that Sly is not wearing heels and in fact looks to be wearing the same shoes Pele is wearing.n Unlike the behind the scenes pics, we don't have to guess because we can see these things and the camera is pretty level as opposed to high or low. That's a wide shot on video and Sly looks about 2" taller or 1.5" absolute minimum. For Sly to be so clearly taller in a wide shot, he must have been at least a solid inch taller than Pele. If Pele was 172 cm like Rob lists him then I wouldn't guess Sly any shorter than 175 cm next to Pele. I don't know about Steve Martin because I haven't looked at him enough and I won't go into him here because I've never seen him standing with Sly. I will say that if Max von Sydow was 191 cm then Caine could look just 186-187 range with him, but I think that may have been outdoors on grass as well. Even if Caine was only 6'1" peak, Sly still would have looked 5'9"+ the entire film, but I seriously doubt Caine was 6'1" flat because even a 60 year old Caine over a dozen years after Victory looked a solid inch taller than 6'1" listed John C. McGinley and only 2" shorter than 6'4" Steven Seagal, maybe 2.5" max. Also, I'd be surprised if Rob was a full inch off on Caine's peak height.
Bradley said on 20/Feb/19
Sly must have a hard time falling over in those wedged heeled monsters wearing the beret.
Pierre said on 19/Feb/19
Comparisons Michael Caine and Steve Martin = Click Here Click Here .Now Steve Martin and Jean Reno listed 6"1.75' 2009 = Click Here Click Here . Steve Martin and 6"0' max Tom Hanks 2005 = Click Here
Pierre said on 19/Feb/19
Click Here Click Here But the pics i posted are made behind the scènes .Then i think both have the same heels this time.If not how explain both are looking around the same height this time ? Sly during many times in the movie is wearing this type of shoes = Click Here = massive heels( plus maybe something in this) .Even when he play football (the training with his partners not the match),there is a scene in the movie inwhich he puts one of his partners down (on the ground)and then we can see his heels which are massive heels Click Here = at around 18:10 and 18:15 =then one of the priority of the movie in my opinion was = make Sylvester look taller than his real height because this is not logical to play football in massive heels .His football shoes during the match are high shoes then it's not hard for me to guess a lift in this.Why would he wear massive heels in other scenes and not here.This is not logical.If not how explain Pelé is looking about the same height as Sylvester in pics behind the scenes.
Rising174cm said on 18/Feb/19
This should settle the Sly/Pele thing. Click Here There's a wide shot of them side by side with footwear visible and Sly is very clearly taller. If Pele was 5'7.75" as Rob listshim then Sly looked over 5'9" with him in the film. Also, as I said, the difference between Sly and 6'2" listed Michael Caine often looked much smaller than you'd expect. Here's one example taken indoors: Click Here Here's a more believable one, albeit taken outside: Click Here Still, Sly doesn't look more than 3" shorter max there. Obviously, I'm not saying Sly was nearly as tall as he looked with Caine, but my point is, Sly pulled off 5'10"+ through much of the film, even 5'11"+ at times with Caine so it's certainly not a film that supports a 5'7"-5'8" Sly. I had some doubts about Caine being a full 6'2", especially since solid 6'3" Max von Sydow didn't look less than 1.5" taller in Victory, but I'm glad John C. McGinley was brought up because if McGinley is 6'1" as Rob lists him then even a 60 year old Michael Caine looked a full 6'2" with him: Click Here Click Here Caine was also only 2", maybe 2.5" max shorter than 6'4" Steven Seagal in that film so clearly 6'1.5" at worst, especially considering he could have shrunk a bit by 60. And Parker is right that Bobby Moore did look at least 5'11" with Caine in the film.

@Real Anonymous: That sounds like a cool job. I'd love to meet Rod since I'm a big fan of his early work with the Jeff Beck Group. You would definitely be in position to judge his height then so I'd go with about 5'10", maybe 5'10.5" peak. Rod also seemed to stay 5'10"+ at least into his 60's so this lends credence to your estimate.
THE REAL ANONYMOUS said on 10/Feb/19
Hey Rising!....further to that pic of Sly and Srewart toghether. Ive met and been around Rod Stewart.Actually drove him in a golf cart as part of a security detail and he is betweeen 5'10-11
Stood right beside him.
There is just no way he could be 5'7
As always I enjoy reading your comments and good info you post in here
Pierre said on 10/Feb/19
(And Geoff Hurst and Eusebio)= Click Here
Pierre said on 10/Feb/19
(In addition to my first comment on 10/Feb ) = Bobby Moore next to Geoff Hurst = Click Here .Now Rob and Geoff Hurst listed 5"11' here in 2013 = Click Here (go in Geoff's page to read the comments)
Pierre said on 10/Feb/19
@Parker =Comparisons Michael Caine/Bobby Moore = Click Here = Michael caine here in 1996 looks around the same height as John C Mc Ginley (listed 6"1') .With Steve Martin listed 5"11.5' in 1988 = Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here next to Pelé listed 5"7.75' = 1980 = Click Here .Looks 6"1' max imo
Pierre said on 10/Feb/19
Comparisons Sylvester/Pelé = Click Here Click Here now comparison Eusebio listed 5"9' in web /Pelé = Click Here Click Here
Eusebio and Bobby Moore listed 5"10' = Click Here Click Here Click Here
Interesting imo because Bobby Moore was an actor in Escape to Victory.He's listed sometimes 5"10' and sometimes 6"0' or even more,but i doubt he was more than 5"10' = Click Here = here next to Carlos Alberto Torres listed 5"11' in web.Here Bobby next to Pelé = Click Here Click Here .Pelé and Elton John listed 5"7.5'= Click Here Click Here Click Here
Pelé and Diego Maradona listed 5"4.5' here(probably a little bit more help with his football shoes) = Click Here Click Here
Rising174cm said on 9/Feb/19
@Parker: Thanks and same to you. I was actually going to say I remember you're familiar with the soccer players next to Sly in the team photos: Click Here Click Here I agree he looked 5'9"-5'10" range in those scenes. Of course, he wasn't taller than 5'9" flat in reality, but the fact he wore 2" heeled boots in some scenes doesn't suggest he was shorter than 5'8.5"-5'9" range because he pulled off looking much taller when he wore them. Here's a couple of examples of how he could look with Michael Caine: Click Here Click Here Caine was 6'2" or at the very least 6'1.5". Sly is just one of many famous men whose apparent lack of height has been exaggerated to some extent. Two other examples I know you've commented on are Tom Cruise and Rod Stewart. In fact, Stewart is especially puzzling because he is or was likely a legit 5'10"! In fact, there's a couple of pretty good full pics of Stallone and Stewart: Click Here Click Here Sly at about 5'9" and Stewart at about 5'10" makes sense in the photos with Sly in dress shoes and Stewart some kind of boot, but not with heels much bigger than dress shoes. All 3 men married and dated tall women and in Cruise and especially Stallone's case, they were action stars so all of these things may have influenced the perception about their height. Countless other examples include Mel Gibson and even Arnold Schwarzenegger. This sort of thing goes back to Napoleon, who was apparently average height for the time, but British political cartoons cemented the public perception that he was short.

Back to Pacquiao, here's a different angle of Sly/Algieri with a little more footage for about a minute of them together: Click Here and here's Sly just a few years ago with Miguel Cotto: Click Here Cotto is leaning more than Sly, but he's obviously not close to Sly's height. Considering Sly's shoes were flat with just a small heel and no real angle, I'd personally rule out lifts and I think they might be the type of dress shoes that add a bit less than a full inch: Click Here Click Here If anything, I'd guess Cotto's shoes add a fraction more: Click Here This gives us an idea of how Sly would currently look with Pacquiao because Cotto is definitely taller than Pacquiao: Click Here Click Here Click Here Obviously Cotto is nowhere near the 5'8" he's been listed at and I don't even think he's a full 5'7", but a mere inch taller than Pacquiao would put him 5'6.5" and that sounds about right, imo.
Parker said on 8/Feb/19
@Rising
I recall Bobby Moore always listed at 5'11, and he looks at least that next to 6'2 listed Michael Caine. I thought Stallone pulled off 5'9/5'10 in most still shots I;ve seen from that film, including the team photo where he is stood next to 5'10 Mike Summerbee.

I'll never understand where these 5'7 Stallone suggestions come from. Impossible IMO.

Keep up the great posts
Rising - 174 cm said on 7/Feb/19
@Sotiris: I don't think that second photo casts much doubt on whether Sly was sitting in the first because of how much Sly is leaning over in it on top of being seated. In fact, he's leaning so much anyway that I can't imagine using that photo to show anything as far as height is concerned.

I don't recall seeing a good photo of Sly and Pacquiao, but I'd expect Sly at least 3" taller. Here's one reason. Some good video footage showing not much difference between Sly and Manny's opponent Chris Algieri in late 2014: Click Here Why is this significant? Algieri himself is much taller than Manny: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here I've seen Sly with other opponents of Pacquiao's, but this is a good example to start.

I'm afraid I don't know what you're seeing in the group shot. Pele winds up so far from Sly's height that I see no chance of less than an inch between them: Click Here Even that other pic you posted showed at least an inch. Rob lists Pele 5'7.75" peak, but even if he were 1/4" less then I'd have still guessed Sly more than 5'9" in that group shot. I don't think Sly actually was more than 5'9" and if anything, I'd guess 1/4" under before 1/4" over, but just in that group shot, he looks taller than 5'9" flat.
Sotiris Gravas said on 7/Feb/19
@Rising I had a feeling you would have a rebuttal at the ready. Good catch, and great pics, but unfortunately, I'm not sold on your syllogism of Sly sitting in that first photo. Here's why: Sly is only leaning back, not altogether sitting, as there's only a slight depression being made and his trousers are not as bunched up in the front as in the second pic (but that's small-potatoes sleuthing)...

Your argument falls apart in that when Sly is clearly seated in that 2nd pic, Manny looks like a GIANT next to him, as well he should. If Sly were seated for both pics, Manny's height would be consistent, only... it's not. Sly is actually 2" taller in the pic you claim is from a seated Sly, which is a physical impossibility. Clearly, Sly can't be sitting in both pics. He just can't. That's sound reasoning, as far as I'm concerned and quite irrefutable, mind you. Another counter-argument, though less substantive would be this pic I posted... Click Here Sly is obviously not sitting down here... yes, he's dipping his body, but you can see from the height of his shoulders that he's not dipping a substantial amount. Your pics actually help bear out my assertion that Sly is, in fact, around 5'7", b/c he clearly isn't sitting in the 1st photo, which is abundantly demonstrable.

I had noticed those Sly/Young pics from 2014 were from the same event b/c they were wearing the same clothes... w/ the exception of Young's hat in one pic, but not the other. Sly did look taller in one pic I posted, and then not in another... perhaps it was only due to poor posture and not some form of footwear enhancement... perhaps not. He was definitely wearing elevator shoes in that pic from 2006, as Young was taller in 2014.

As for the "Victory" group shot, Sly is closer to the camera... I see Pele and him being very close in height. I actually consider this group shot to be a very compelling photo which backs up my standpoint; Sly doesn't look 5'9" there next to a 5'7.5" Pele, at least IMHO. I'm pretty sure I haven't convinced you to the contrary, but I did my best. W/ that said, the debate rages on, good sir.

As for Mourning/Magic, I think those pics pretty much speak for themselves. Again, agree to disagree...
Bradley said on 6/Feb/19
Barefoot in the trunks is a kill shot, okay Sly we think yer 5' 10.75" bro.
Rising - 174 cm said on 6/Feb/19
@Sotiris: Sly is sitting with Manny and Freddie Roach in that pic. Someone else actually noticed that before I did when it was first posted a few years ago. Here's a bigger, clearer version of the 1st photo you posted where you can clearly see it behind them between Sly and Manny: Click Here You can see it clearly in this photo as well: Click Here When you're too eager to find pics of Sly looking short, you can miss things like this, especially when you jump to conclusions without enough of their bodies visible and immediately post a half dozen other photos immediately after, the photo can be lost without it being looked into enough. I don't mean this critique as an insult either. I appreciate that same enthusiasm that often leads you to post good, rare photos, but if there had been a compelling photo showing Sly around 5'7", I can guarantee you it would have been discussed extensively and would still be cited in debates today. But really, there remains a complete lack of any visual evidence showing Sly 5'7".

I don't think Sly is wearing elevator shoes in either of the 2014 pics with Burt. In fact, they're both from the same event(on March 13th) I posted the full pic along with others on 18/Jan/19. You're being rather careless saying when Sly does and doesn't have elevator shoes, often without his shoes even visible.

Btw, good find of that full group shot with Pele. Just look at the clear height difference between Sly and Pele there and notice Sly appears to be wearing the same type of soccer shoes as everyone else. Even if Sly was hiding an extra inch lift in there, it'd still be obvious he was an inch or more taller. Again, this sort of thing has me sort of puzzled since a shot like that proves my point. Of course, Sly wore big 2" heels in earlier scenes as Pierre showed, but if you watch the film, Sly can oddly look just a couple of inches shorter than Caine at times earlier in the film and even then the difference is only 3"-4" max most of the film. It's only in the final scene for the soccer match that we probably see more of the actual difference between the 5'8.5"-5'9" Sly and 6'1.5"-6'2" Caine, though I don't remember the difference actually looking as much as 5" in the film.

But there's no way I'm getting into Alonzo Mourning with you on this page lol. Mourning is taller than 6'8", but we have our hands full discussing Sly! I'll be more than happy to debate that with you on another page, though.
Sotiris Gravas said on 5/Feb/19
Here's 5'7" Sly not wearing elevator shoes w/ 100% 5'5" (not 5'5.5") Manny Pacquiao (2015):
Click Here , Click Here

From all the pics I've seen of Manny, he has NEVER tried to tiptoe w/ anyone. Sly is 100% exposed here as 5'7". Sly footwear that day... Click Here

Sly, now in elevator shoes w/ Manny (2016)... Click Here

Sly looking like a giant w/ Manny thanks to elevator shoes, along w/ Arnie:
Click Here





Sly, Pele, Caine group shot from "Victory"... Click Here

Sly (elevator shoes) next to 6'2" Caine... Click Here



@Frankie68 Here's Sly (BIG elevator shoes) and Burt Young in 2006... Click Here

Sly (smaller elevator shoes) and Young in 2014... Click Here

Sly (bigger elevator shoes) and Young from 2014... Click Here





@Pierre Nice pic of Sly's boots in "Victory." I should've said boots, not cowboy boots in my previous post; I'm just so used to saying that w/ guys like Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant...





@Rising I respect you opinion, dude, and I appreciate your dedication to CelebHeights, regardless of our different take on Sly. While we're here, I recall you saying that Alonzo Mourning is around 6'9"... Here's 6'8" Mourning w/ 6'7" Magic... Click Here For confirmation, here's 6'7" Magic next to 6'5.75" Paul Pierce (2017)... Click Here





And finally, this is how Sly never wants you to see him... Click Here
Frankie68 said on 5/Feb/19
Just a sidenote : Burt Young has aged horribly & has shrunk or lost a ton of height in his old age but was every bit as tall as Sly in there primes particularly in the first Rocky b4 Sly was famous and Burt has said he was taller than Sly — also google some Kojak videos of Sly pre fame & see how short he was next to Savalas -mind boggling
Pierre said on 4/Feb/19
Comparisons Sylvester/Frank =now Frank Stallone and Tom Sizemore(listed 5"10.25' = Click Here ) = here the shoes= Tom classic heel Frank Cow Boy boots = Click Here Click Here .Frank very straight = Click Here .Another event(don't know the shoes but i have never seen Tom in big heels) = Click Here (Imo Tom slouch a little bit more than Frank here too)
Rising174cm said on 4/Feb/19
@Sotiris: Fair enough if that was just a typo about the stairs. I don't know where they were standing on the stairs(because their feet aren't visible) but that's my point. Why rely on a photo of the two slouching on stairs where feet aren't visible when we have both full still photos of them standing in the same footwear AND multiple wide shots on video? And you don't need to apologize to anyone for your estimates, but my point is you're arguing with strawmen. NOBODY is denying Sly wears elevator shoes and NOBODY is saying you should believe Sly's height claim. Nor is anyone saying Sly should be anywhere near Lee Canalito's height whether he's 5'7", 5'8", 5'9" or 5'10". In fact, I've posted that same shot of his Over the Top boots to show how big they are. There's probably nobody active on this page who posts more photos of Sly's footwear than I do. But again, these things don't tell us whether Sly is 5'7" or 5'9" and it seems you're conflating them at times. You're right that he wore 2" heels for earlier scenes in Victory, but then he looked much taller than he should have in some of those scenes and pulled off 5'10"+ in some scenes in that film just as he does in most of his films. However, Sly appeared to wear normal soccer shoes later in the film for the match.
Bradley said on 4/Feb/19
The "some other factor" with Sly at 5' 8.5" is box work for publicity with T. Bieber and Vin boards are common with taller people. He's in custom wedged up boxing shoes in every film.
Pierre said on 4/Feb/19
In escape to victory i don't know what were his sneakers but he was wearing sometimes this shoes = Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 4/Feb/19
@Rising Sly and Burt were indeed on a "flight of stairs," that can't be disputed. What I unintentionally said was "stairs" rather than a stair or stairstep. If Burt was on a higher step, there would be an 8" increase, as per the hight of the step's riser. (I like how the word riser lends itself to your username, but I digress.) I don't think my 5'7" claim is a... flight of fancy, as it were. If I'm wrong about his height, then my apologies to Mr. Stallone, but as it stands, I really don't think I'm wrong, and there are countless others who share in this sentiment. It's fairly difficult to ascribe a determinative height to an individual who wore lifts for the greater part of his life, and continues to do so. Again, if I'm wrong... mea culpa.

Just a reminder of Sly in cowboy boots w/ a big heel in "Victory"... Click Here
Sly with BIG heels in "Over the Top," God knows what size lift is hiding in there:
Click Here When a movie wants to make a man look taller, they find a way, that goes for scenes w/ Pele if need be.


Here's 6'5" Lee Canalito next to 5'10.5" Frank Stallone... Click Here Canalito is TOWERING over him. I needn't remind you that Frank is TALLER than Sly. Frank likes to tell ppl that he's 6'1". Should I believe that, too? You'll forgive me if I don't. Here's Frank next to Sly... Click Here


This is what Sly wants you to think... Click Here LOL!
But the reality is this... Click Here

Again, my aim was never to deceive ppl by saying Burt wasn't on stairs. As for Sly's height... we'll just have to agree to disagree, dude.


Here's one more pic of Sly looking short as usual w/ Canalito from the movie "Paradise Alley":
Click Here
Rising174cm said on 4/Feb/19
There's no great mystery regarding Mr. T and Sly. Mr. T was anywhere from 1.5" minimum to 2" max taller at their peaks with Mr. T 5'10.5"-5'11" and Sly 5'8.5"-5'9", imo. There will always be pics that are anomalies, especially when you can't see feet. For instance, here's a Rocky 3 behind the scenes pic where Sly looks taller than Mr. T: Click Here In that case, it's probably Sly in big heels and perhaps some other factor. But in the pic with yellow and blue trunks, there's a pretty good chance Mr. T was standing on a small box considering how much higher T's waist and knees are compared to Sly's. I do know Sly lost weight for Rocky 3 in part to enhance the "David vs Goliath" imagery for the fight with Mr. T so it wouldn't be the least bit surprising to find out. At the very least, it seems Mr. T was made to look closer to Carl Weathers height at times than he really was. But some of this other stuff is getting silly. The "reality" pic with Lee Canalito shows Sly well over 5'7". Otherwise, his head would be right at or below Lee's chin. Same thing with the Klitschko brothers. Similarly, Sly is clearly TALLER in that pic with Pele. I don't know why Sotiris proclaimed the opposite. Hoping nobody would actually check the picture? Just as Sly was clearly taller throughout the entire film Victory/Escape to Victory. Typically by a couple of inches in the film. I'll post links to whatever scenes of them I can find online when I have a chance, but then I'm starting to wonder whether there's any point because I posted the scene on 16/Jan/19 clearly showing Sly and Burt on stairs(you can see them move up and down stairs several times) and incredibly, Sotiris is denying this. I'm not sure what this new photo is supposed to prove either with Burt closer to the camera and much of Sly blocked off by the meat, which he may also be leaning on. Again, this is a clear, full shot of those two in that scene: Click Here Sly also looks comfortably over 5'7" with Talia, but they're on the beach anyway and you'd be hard-pressed to find less solid ground for comparing than sand.

If you rest your case(with a bunch of pics showing Sly much taller than 5'7") then I'm sure a jury would unanimously find Sly much closer to 5'9" than 5'7" without even needing to break for lunch.
Pierre said on 3/Feb/19
@Sotiris = Waouw,there is something curious between your pic and Duhon's pic(pics with Mister T)!Are they the same shoes here...
Talia Shire 5"3'hum...My mother is a real 5"3' her legs seems to me longer than Tallia's legs by your pic.Here Talia and Julian Sands listed 5"11' peak( Click Here pic from 2013 he was 55 years old Rob had 1/4 inch more heel ) = Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 3/Feb/19
@Duhon Don't forget about this... Click Here (Maybe they had T standing on something the way they did Hogan and Lundgren.)


Sly (footwear advantage) and 5'3" Tali Shire... Click Here


Fiction... (Sly and 6'6" Gerry Cooney in 1982)... Click Here , Click Here

Reality... Click Here , Click Here (The other boxer is 6'5" Lee Canalito.)

Here's 6'5" Canalito w/ Sly in 1978... Click Here
Compare w/ Hulk Hogan in 1991... Click Here

Sly w/ the Klitschko bros(2011), Vitali at 6'6.5", Wladimir at 6'5.25.... Click Here

Here's why some may call Sly a "box-er"... Click Here




And finally, Sly (in elevator shoes towering over w/ 5'7.5" Pele, alongside 6'2" Michale Caine(1980):
Click Here

Proof that Sly is around 5'7"... here he is w/o elevator shoes looking SHORTER than Pele, who was never more than 5'7.5" peak height... Click Here I rest my case.

Also, that pic of Sly and 5'7.5" Burt Young I posted... Young was not standing on stairs, he would have towered over Stallone if that were the case. Here's another pic taken from behind:
Click Here

Does Sly look around 5'9" today...? Sure, it's called elevator shoes or lifts in shoes.
Duhon said on 1/Feb/19
Rocky 3 promotional with Mr. T Click Here
Rising - 174 cm said on 29/Jan/19
@Pierre: I think Johnson probably WAS 5'9", but now maybe 5'8.5". Who knows? He might have really been a weak 5'9" and wore lifts. As I said, I'm not sure he was taller than Stallone seeing them together.
Pierre said on 27/Jan/19
@Rising=i ask me if Don Johnson is/was in 5"9' range = here next to James Corden(i know the angle isn't the best but)= Click Here .And now James Corden and Liam Payne listed 5"9' =Click Here Click Here
Parker said on 26/Jan/19
Rising - 174 cm
Btw, pretty good pic of Sly at the Bullet to the Head premiere in 2013 with 6'0" listed Sung Kang: Click Here I don't see more than 3" max, but I think this is an example of Sly's posture making him look like a solid 5'9" instead of a weak 5'9" even when he didn't have lifts

Must admit I'm always rather sceptical of height charts in films, but the one Sly showed at the start of that movie (Bullet to the head) looked very realistic vs what has been posted over the years. Looked 5'9, but couldn't see feet.
Canson said on 26/Jan/19
@Mickie: I agree. That’s the same type of estimate Rising gave as well. That’s kinda where I have him around maybe 1.5cm taller than Rob or weak 5’9”
Rising - 174 cm said on 25/Jan/19
@Pierre: I think you underestimate what cameras can do, especially with movie stills. An imperfect angle plus posture is the answer, imo. The premiere pic is by far the best I've seen of the two, though one pic is never enough to say with certainty. I'll have to see the film they were in, though any thing more on this probably belongs on Cage's page since Cage has never been pictured with Stallone or appeared in a film with him. I factored in Sly's hat with Burt too. The difference would be more than an inch if we counted the top of Sly's hat and Sly has loose posture himself there, but Burt is also closer to the camera. I also posted the two scenes showing the entire video of Sly in Converse with Burt in boots so the still is just one example. Sly is very clearly taller. Not a lot taller, but about an inch without considering footwear. If it were less, it'd be tough to tell. But it's possible the difference would be smaller with absolute equal posture because I think Burt could have been 5'8" peak while Sly himself was not taller than 5'9" flat so with a half inch footwear difference, a half inch height difference would make more sense if Burt were really 5'8". Otherwise, Burt would be 5'7.5" and Sly 5'9" as Rob lists them. Still, watching the scenes, I still don't see less than an inch without considering footwear.

Btw, pretty good pic of Sly at the Bullet to the Head premiere in 2013 with 6'0" listed Sung Kang: Click Here I don't see more than 3" max, but I think this is an example of Sly's posture making him look like a solid 5'9" instead of a weak 5'9" even when he didn't have lifts. I also think this shows Sly had lost little to no height by this time at 66 years old.
Mickie said on 25/Jan/19
Peak height, 174 - 175 cm range.
Rising - 174 cm said on 25/Jan/19
@Canson: Yeah, I'd guess Don Johnson was pretty much bang on 5'9" at his peak, possibly 5'9.25" and Sly more 5'8.75"-5'9". Though DJ could look 5'9.5"-5'10" later on, he really didn't look over 5'9" flat on Miami Vice and occasionally looked under it. Had I not seen them together, I'd have guessed DJ a more solid 5'9" than Sly, but it's interesting that in 30 years, DJ never appeared taller than Sly even once, which makes me hesitate to say DJ was or is taller.

80's: Click Here
90's: Click Here
1993: Click Here Click Here Click Here
Mid 90's: Click Here Click Here
2006: Click Here
2014: Click Here Click Here Both wore dress shoes that night: Click Here Click Here

Also, I'd guess Edward James Olmos was more of a weak 5'9" peak as well and DJ didn't look taller than him either. I'd guess both Sly and DJ 5'8.5" nowadays, though.
Pierre said on 24/Jan/19
@Rising=imo the camera a little bit low can not explain only this very little bit difference between Tom and Nicolas at the top of their heads ,plus they're standing about the same distance to the camera in this pic ( Click Here ),a complete inch is the max i can see betwen us by all this pics.
In the second pic you posted on 20/Januar Sylvester wear a hat which give him an advantage and one more time Burt slouch a lot imo
Canson said on 23/Jan/19
@Rising: too bad there isn’t a good pic with Don Johnson at his peak or Wesley Snipes although his height is more debatable than Johnson’s. But to me Johnson looked 5’9” legit in his prime. But I think with what you provided that equates to weak 5’9” I’d say
Bradley said on 22/Jan/19
Where is Mamun? Where is Frank2. I miss 2006...well the G 5' 8" stuff I don't and Sly 5-10. Astronaut meetings and a Nathan's dog in the Volvo, good posts.
Rising - 174 cm said on 22/Jan/19
@burby: Fair enough. It's plausible since Dennehy was 6'2"-6'3" range back in the early 80's.

@Pierre: I agree, Burt's boots probably didn't add more than 1.2" so 0.5"-0.6" footwear advantage for Burt. I wasn't saying Burt had a 1" footwear advantage there, I was saying Sly is about an inch taller in the scene, but Burt's footwear advantage has to be added to the height difference so I'd think there's a 1.5" difference barefoot difference based on those scenes. I think that's a combination of posture and camera in those two movie stills of Sizemore and Cage. In the first one, Cage's posture looks clearly worse to me and then Sizemore is closer to the camera in the second, plus I believe the side angle is less reliable than the straight angle. Tom does have more casual posture in the premiere photo I posted, but as I said, Cage winds up looking near 2.5" taller so do you believe Sizemore is dropping 1.5" in posture at the premiere? I don't. Perhaps half an inch to an inch tops. So imo, Cage is/was about 6'0 and Sizemore was maybe 5'10.5" peak. If they were measured barefoot back in the 90's, I'd expect Cage to be anywhere from 1.5"-2" taller.

Also, if Sly's flip flops in the Rocky 3 scene are twice as thick as regular flip flops then that's still only about an inch or so. If Weathers' sneakers are a bit thinner than average then they were probably about 0.75" so a fraction advantage, but Sly with good posture didn't look much kore than 2" shorter with Weathers in loose posture so I'd still struggle to see more than 4" between them based on that scene. Imo, Sly looks a solid 5'9" in the Rocky 3 flip flop scene, but a weak 5'9" in the first Rocky training footage.
Pierre said on 21/Jan/19
@Rising= Converse give you around 0.6 inch and Burt's boots don't give you the same heel than Cow Boy boots.Cow boys boots give you 1.6/1.75 inches then Burt has something like 1.2 inches boots for me so clearly not 1 inch of advantage,more something like 0.6 inch ,no more imo.
Comparisons Nicolas Cage/tom Sizemore=for me only his poor posture can explain why Tom is looking as short next to Nicolas who is very very straight in your pic and even looks upward.When both are standing face to face in the pics i posted and standing in about the same posture i can not see even one complete inch Click Here .In the same scene when Tom is standing a little bit back to the camera you can see how many he slouch = Click Here =more than nicolas imo but the difference seems to me not very important between the top of their heads
Rising - 174 cm said on 20/Jan/19
@Pierre: Even without hair, Burton is at best Sly's height in that Rocky 4 photo: Click Here Of course, Burton was taller in real life by probably about 2", but that's my point about the photo favoring left to right, aside from Burt being much closer to the camera in that one. As for the meat scene, Sly is definitely about an inch taller: Click Here but Sly's Converse will give at least about an inch less than Burt's boots. Converse are 0.6" while Burt's boots will be at least an inch and very likely 1.1"-1.2" range. As for Sizemore and Cage, I have no doubt Cage was over an inch taller. Cage looks noticeably taller in that first pic, but they're both slouching a lot and outdoors so I don't think that one is good for comparing. In the 2nd and 3rd pics, the difference isn't more than 2 cm to an inch, but Sizemore has a camera advantage in the 2nd and Cage is hunched in the 3rd while Sizemore is upright. Sizemore then has a big camera advantage in the 4th, which was actually taken at the same event as the premiere picture I posted. Yes, Sizemore is slouching more, but look how much taller Cage winds up: Click Here Cage can look near 2.5" taller there or certainly over 2". So is Sizemore dropping 1.5" more in posture? I don't think so.

@Sotiris: I don't know why you post pics like the Globes one since they actually destroy your own argument and support mine: Click Here I started the line at the top of Carl's heel(which also shows his heels are at least as big as Sly's) and then count in pixels to the top of their heads. Carl comes in at 811 pixels tall while Sly is 767 pixels or 94.6% of Carl's height. if we give Carl the 6'0.5" you estimate him at, then Sly's height will be 94.6% of 6'0.5", which is 5'8.57". This is also how it looks since Sly is clearly above Carl's eyes so that's again a 4" difference. That picture perfectly illustrates what I've been arguing and pretty much rules out 5'7" range entirely, even today. Also, I'm not even sure Carl is only 6'0.5" today since Rob has just kept him listed 6'1" after meeting him 3 times so it seems Rob wouldn't go lower than 6'0.75", but I'll concede the 6'0.5" for now since it still puts Sly at a solid 5'8.5" in a full pic with similar footwear and posture.
burby said on 19/Jan/19
I don't want to give too much away. I have some contacts regarding that, I trust them because I know the importance of their last names (If you catch my drift). Their estimates on Sly were same as Mamun, 5'8".
Pierre said on 19/Jan/19
@Rising= Click Here = but if you imagine sylvester without his big hairs in this famous pic imo Tony Burton always looks taller than him a little bit.Plus i think tony slouch a little bit on his right side in this pic because when you compare the shoulders of Sylvester /Tallia /Tony which are standing very close to each others this time Tony's right shoulder is looking the same height as Sylvester.And in reality when Tony is standing straight his shoulders are clearly a little bit higher than Sylvester's shoulders imo = Click Here .
in the pics you posted Sylvester/Burt promo Rocky(2006)Burt is always in a poor posture and his shoes are looking slim compared to Sylvester's shoes plus maybe Burt with his weight lost more height than Sylvester by the years too
Burt Young in Rocky seems to me lots of time in poor posture.By this pics"behind the scènes"When young Burt and Sly both are slouching = Click Here When Burt is standing straight = Click Here apparently Burt wear a little bit more advantageous heels,but not a lot like he was wearing cowboy boots.
For Tom Sizemore/Nicolas Cage comparison i find them very similar by this pics i posted,with Nicolas probably one hair taller than Tom,and then would give me Nicolas max 5"11' and then John Travolta around this height too.In the pic you found imo Nicolas is standing very straight and Tom slouch a lot because in all the other pics the difference betwen them seems to me very slim like max 1 inch = Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
I don't know for Brian Dennehy/Sylvester Rising(i have no dissert on that for the moment) i probably will search another day
Frankie68 said on 19/Jan/19
@sotiris —golden globes pic spot on bro & if u zoom in Sly’s shoes look very thick in the heel for dress shoes & sidenote : all these rocky 4 pics with Paulie were Sly looks basically the same height & ,Sly is in lifts & Paulie is lucky if he’s 5’8 & I mean lucky ! Rocky 1 pics by the meathouse paulie appears to be taller - 5’7 for Sly

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