How tall is Arnold Schwarzenegger ?

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's height is 6ft 0in (183 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 1.5in (187 cm)
Austrian Actor, Bodybuilder and Politician best known for starring in movies like The Terminator, Predator, True Lies and Total Recall. He says of his stature, "I'm 6'2". I've heard rumors that I'm really much shorter in real life - like 5'6" or something like that - which is ridiculous. I can assure you this is not the case. People look up to me, and not just because I do a lot of work in the community. I mean, most people really LOOK UP to me."

Many people who have met him in his early career have said he was between 6ft 1 and 2, although a genuine 6ft 3 man like Kevin Sorbo thought differently, saying that "Arnold Schwarzenegger's about 5-11...yeah he says he's Six Three". Jon Meade said Arnie told him in a 1980 interview he was "6ft 1.5" and bodybuilder Vince Basille gave an insight into a young Arnie's height in an email to me, in which he described how he personally measured Arnie in 1969 at 6ft 1.5. Arnold has also recently said that he was "6ft 1 and 3/4" but now has shrunk to 6ft 1, as measured by his daughter and in 2013 mentioned he was down to 6ft 1/2 inch.


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Red183 says on 2/Sep/14
I meant like the fb like button on each site...
Red183 says on 2/Sep/14
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Red183 says on 2/Sep/14
A person says on 31/Aug/14
Yeah, lets raise money so Rob can get the cheapest ticket at that event, if 150 people give 1 dollar he should be able to get a picture with Arnold.
[Editor Rob: he's only doing something like 80 photos at that event and only guarantee to get one is to fork out 1500 quid :)]


Yeah, that´s heavy expensive, I could be in with 100-200 for some good stuff like Sly, Arnie or Vin Diesel.
[Editor Rob: unfortunately the big G's ad rates ain't that great...and with jenny not working I'm watching pennies a bit more...]
Red183 says on 2/Sep/14
Rob, what do you think - today Vin Diesel and Arnie barefoot back to back - who´s taller?
[Editor Rob: arnie's hair would win the battle, but then I would expect a little G trick from Vin, you would think he was on both feet, but he's altered his hip a bit and is really standing on one foot and his higher foot is just kind of brushing the ground.
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Louis says on 1/Sep/14
No man looked more amazing than Arnie when he was on steroids (70's and 80's). And no man has looked more pathetic without them (last fifteen years). There's only so much plastic surgery, capped teeth, and a bad hair dye job can do. Retire, please.
Trevor says on 1/Sep/14
In the fight scene with Rossovich in the Terminator, Rossovich was barefoot, Schwarzenegger was wearing motorcycle engineering boots with a huge heel. And still Rossovich had him by a few inches. Hero worship will make average men tall. Esp. when those average men lie about their height to promote their careers.
cobra says on 1/Sep/14
Couple of pics with stallone, travolta, willis in 2006:

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Lebensdorf says on 1/Sep/14
Around 6'2 in his prime, now about 5'10. In The Terminator, he looked about as tall as 6'4 Rick Rossovich in their fight scene. Similarly, standing next to Lou Ferrigno in various pictures, the two looked almost the same height, even when barefoot. He has deteriorated quite a bit. I suspect bodybuilders shrink more than normal people do as they age. I don't think he's more than 5'10 now, 5'11 maximum.
Darren510 says on 1/Sep/14
He was actually 6'1-6'2 range at his peak. He really was one big muscular intimidating guy in the 80's. Now he lost his perfect body and looks burned out. He really dosent look intimidating at all anymore especially in the expendables 3....Anyway strong 5'11 today, maybe 6ft even.
A person says on 31/Aug/14
Yeah, lets raise money so Rob can get the cheapest ticket at that event, if 150 people give 1 dollar he should be able to get a picture with Arnold.
[Editor Rob: he's only doing something like 80 photos at that event and only guarantee to get one is to fork out 1500 quid :)]
Light says on 31/Aug/14
6'2" no shorter
Andrea says on 31/Aug/14
All that money for a photo? Thats crazy, maybe i'd "pay" Rob if Arnie agreed for an accurate measurement under the stadio but only for a photo that is pure madness! I'm sure Rob would give him "the benefit of doubt" and say "he could stretch taller for a measurement" so it'd be pretty useless!!!
[Editor Rob: well you get your own table magician it says...at that price, I'd bloody well expect it to be Paul Daniels assisted by David Copperfield]
Trevor says on 31/Aug/14
The fact of the matter is we just don't know. Anyone on the internet with an opinion can say that 'posts prove beyond question' a person was a certain height, but the fact is we just don't know. Though it certainly says something about the character of the subject in question that if you asked him about his height, you would not get a straight answer. The fact is, in the Show Business industry, as Rob knows, people lie about their heights. They get paid to be larger than life. They don't want to disappoint you. Still there are tall people who are actually tall (Michael Jordan) and less-than-tall people who pretend they are tall (Arnold). Far too many people who have run into Arnie in person have commented that he is south of six foot. No one ever says, "Wow, Michael Jordan is so much shorter than I thought." That's because one is tall and the other is not. In some parts of the world, you get put in prison for pretending to be something you are not. In Hollywood, they pay you money and put your 'star' on the "Walk of Fame." Fanboys lament: Arnie was never six feet two or one in this lifetime. But for forty years, he had you believing he was. That is his gift. Which does't make him much of a governor or a husband, but it does make him an actor (at last).
Dmeyer says on 30/Aug/14
Whi dont we all pay a lidl to rob so he go see arnold , wath a shame for sly
Lucio says on 30/Aug/14
Trevor says on 29/Aug/14
If you think Sergio Oliva was ever five foot nine, I've got some ocean front property to sell you in Arizona. Stop reading the fanzines and get a grip on reality.
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So what do you think Sergio would be tall, wise guy?
Something like 170 or 168 cm?
But do me a favour...
Get a visit by a good one..
KROC says on 30/Aug/14
Trevor says on 29/Aug/14
If you think Sergio Oliva was ever five foot nine, I've got some ocean front property to sell you in Arizona. Stop reading the fanzines and get a grip on reality.

Cut the crap. This is bodybuilding not a height contest. Yes they might have exaggerated heights slightly but not to the extent that some of you choose to believe. Oliva was close to 5'10 in his prime. There is nothing that indicates otherwise. If you have something present it as evidence. Nick has put up some excellent posts that prove beyond question that Arnold was at least 6'1 peak. Some of you are just some straight haters. Downgrading everyone else is not going to make Arnold peak 5'11. Sorry
Trevor says on 29/Aug/14
If you think Sergio Oliva was ever five foot nine, I've got some ocean front property to sell you in Arizona. Stop reading the fanzines and get a grip on reality.
miko says on 29/Aug/14
At the rate Arnold is shrinking if he starts doing conventions in a few years time Rob will probably be the taller man!
Nick says on 28/Aug/14
Dmeyer says on 28/Aug/14
If you look at the Movie arnie is shorter than Jeff in shoes

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Yes, I saw the full movie and I picked the shots where they both were standing with the most upright posture. You are wrong. Trouble is, Arnold slouches a lot in the whole movie. Either his back is flexed backwards or a lot of times he is walking with his head down.

Here is yet another picture of Arnold with 6'1.5" Jeff Bridges side by side and just like in the other pictures, Arnold is standing upright and looks identical in height to Jeff Bridges

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I once posted two pictures of 5'9" - 5'9.5" Sergio Oliva with Arnold from 1972 Mr. Olympia. In one shot, Arnold look slouching and poor posture looked only 2 inches taller than Oliva and then in the other, Arnold bringing out his full height with stretched back upright in a double bicep shot, completely dwarfing Oliva.

Here it is again:

245 lbs Arnold hunching forward to tense abs, looks maximum 3.5 inches taller than a 240 lbs 5'9" Sergio Oliva.

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Now, Arnold stretching upright bringing his full height out and dwarfing 5'9.5" Oliva

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Arnold leaned back and hunching a lot in the 70s and that poor posture gave the illusion of him being around a couple inches shorter than he really was.

The shot with both directly facing each other is the closest to the best shot where both are standing upright.

In the most apples to apples shots, Arnold barefoot was exactly the same height as 6'1.5" Jeff Bridges in shoes. He was a strong 6'1.75" back in the early 70s. Now just over 5'11" - 5'11.5"
Nick says on 28/Aug/14
Arnold in 2004 with 6'3" The Rock. In early 2000s. he still was around 6'0.5" to a weak 6'1".

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Ernie says on 28/Aug/14
Arnold's sternum was concaved (shrunken chest). This was very early in his bodybuilding and has been documented by persons at the time. It would have quickly been resolved by pullovers and natural growth. Hence he quickly had a very good rib cage due to the effects of bodybuilding during lmid to late teens. His wrists are actually large but look small due to long large forearms and huge biceps. Arnold is a ecto- mesmomorph meaning naturally wirery but with good muscle mass. He was a sloucher in that he often had his shoulders dropped forward along with his head but when stood upright was clearly close to his peak 6'2 claim. He often stands and walks a little pudge on toed. Interestingly he was also very softly spoken and regarded bodybuilding as a kind of holistic healthy lifestyle as is seen/heard in Pumping Iron until Holywood told him to man up to an action star persona as it was far more lucrative.
tk says on 28/Aug/14
It is obvious that at age 67 he has shrunk a lot but I was watching End Of Days a few minutes ago and he seemed 3.5 to 4 inches taller than both Rod Steiger and Gabriel Byrne in this movie. If I am not mistaken, they are both listed at 5-10 here.
Jeff says on 28/Aug/14
I think Arnie was a little over 6 feet tall during his prime, not quite 6-2, he has been photographed next to Bush Sr, who has been listed as 6-2 and there is more than an inch difference between the two.
Also more recently he was standing next to Jay Leno and they both seemed to be the same height, Leno is 5-11. I think his peak was around 6-1 and his current height is 5-11.
Red183 says on 28/Aug/14
[Editor Rob: how much would you pay for an arnie photo? I know he's doing the thing like stallone did but he's an even more outrageous price: Here.]

wow, didn´t expect him to outgross Sly lol
If you would catch him, this site wouldn´t be the same again... all this funny guesswork gone... maybe this price is to high :))
[Editor Rob: if any wealthy benefactor wants to help me out just let me know ;)]
Trevor says on 28/Aug/14
Arnold did not have thin ankles, wrists, and waist compared to Sergio Oliva. Arnold repeatedly lost the first few contests he was in because he wasn't a 'natural.' What he got was sheer through industry. And more power to him. But to say he was 6'1" because he was taller than the rest of the bodybuilders, I have to ask, how many of those bodybuilders have you met in person? They are short, short people. Arnold was the tallest of the bunch. Which doesn't and never did make him tall.
Dmeyer says on 28/Aug/14
If you look at the Movie arnie is shorter than Jeff in shoes
Delt-Force says on 27/Aug/14
Puzzled by the comments about Ahnold having a thick waist and concave chest. The photo of Ahrn at 15 [Bodybuilding Encyclopedia] show a body most of us would kill to have, slim and muscular. Ahnold was not at all like the thick mass monsters that succeeded him in bodybuilding, but had thin ankles, wrists, and waist. He was a little like Steve Reeves but more massive in chest and arms, a sort of intermediate between Reeves and Zane and the really thick guys who followed like Dorian Yates. Ahnold competed at around 235 lbs which made him slim compared to the guys nearing 300 lbs on a sub 5'10" frame. Based on his bodybuilding photos taken with other builders, he had to have been at least 6'1".
Ernie says on 27/Aug/14
Arnold was renowned for poor posture and hanging shoulders, a shrunken chest, large hips and exceptionally long legs along with pigeon toes. His brother Meinhard was the one genetically suited to bodybuilding with narrow hips, good posture and skeletal structure and hence was favoured by their father. This is why Arnold had the drive that he did. Check out picture of Arnie with Wilt Chamberlain at a Hugh Hefner party in the late 70's and you will see his natural posture before becoming celebrity conscious. It's also evident when he steps out of the chopper for his arrival scene in Predator. 6ft1.5+ without question in his prime. Now a very weak 6ft.
Red183 says on 27/Aug/14
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Solid 2-2.5 inches over Rob
[Editor Rob: how much would you pay for an arnie photo? I know he's doing the thing like stallone did but he's an even more outrageous price: Here.]
Nick says on 27/Aug/14
Luther says on 27/Aug/14
Note the size of the heels that Bridges is wearing. And he is dwarfed by Ryan Reynolds. Sorry, but in this lifetime, Bridges was never six foot one. Meaning Schwarzenegger wasn't either.

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Absolutely terrible effort. I am huge Jeff Bridges fan and have watched most of his movies. In "Sea Biscuit", in casual dress shoes, he made 5'7" Tobey McGuire look like a tiny little kid. That is laughable. Poor angle, poor posture and also only one picture.

How about looking at a picture of Jeff Bridges with 6'2" Ryan Reynolds walking side by side with similar footwear and exposed socks? Certainly, trumps that extremely shoddy picture.

Here is 6'2" Ryan Reynolds with 6'1" (Rob pegs him at 6'1.5" peak and 6'1" now) walking side by side with similar footwear. Jeff looks max 0.75 - 1 inches shorter than Ryan.

Here are lots of picture of them side by side and Jeff looks every bit as 6'1" as ever

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How many more picture should be posted? Every single picture of Ryan Reynolds with Jeff proves he is still 6'1". Except that one shoddy bad angle picture and poor posture picture you posted.

Jeff is 100% 6'1" and in his prime, Rob pegs him at 6'1.5" and Arnold barefoot standing next to Jeff in canvas shoes in 1974 was as tall as him so that makes Arnold 100% conclusively at least 6'1.5" - 6'1.75" in his prime.

Arnold's prime height in the 70s is as iron clad as it could be with all of the mountain of evidence. The only controversy that is generated is on the basis of his current shrunk height when he has shrunk to below 6'.


Jeff Bridges - 6'1" (possibly prime 6'1.5")
Ryan Reynolds - 6'2"
Arnold - shrunk to 5'11" - 5'11.5" (undisputed and factual 6'1.75" prime in the 70s).
Luther says on 27/Aug/14
Here's an interesting shot of Jeff Bridges (since he is being used to compare to Schwarzenegger):
https://movies.yahoo.com/photos/spotted-on-set-1353963398-slideshow/spotted-on-set-ryan-reynolds-and-mary-louise-parker-photo-1048664586.html
Note the size of the heels that Bridges is wearing. And he is dwarfed by Ryan Reynolds. Sorry, but in this lifetime, Bridges was never six foot one. Meaning Schwarzenegger wasn't either.
Luke says on 27/Aug/14
If it was ever 'clear' Arnie was 6 foot 1.5 inch plus in his prime, there would not be thousands of comments on this site on his height. Does anyone 'inspire' more comments, Rob? Arnie was never known for 'poor posture.' He was known for sloping shoulders without outstanding delts (compared to the rest of the package). And a very wide waist that made his shoulders appear even less pronounced. After his open-heart surgery in his 40' (talk about poor genetics), he had to really stay away from much lifting and anabolic steroids, and go aerobic, as much as hit time permits. Obviously, time has not been kind to the man.
[Editor Rob: arnie certainly generates a consistant amount of comments over the years.]
Carl says on 27/Aug/14
As to the Michael Jordan and Clint Eastwood comparisons, once again, we don't see footwear and the angle is taken low. All the photos prove is, once again, Schwarzenegger is the shortest in each shot.
Ernie says on 27/Aug/14
Arnie was clearly 6ft1.5+ in his prime. He was also know for very poor posture well into and past his years as a competitive bodybuilder. Interestingly prior to bodybuilding he was also known to have a con-caved chest and pigeon toes but he has clearly worked consciously on all of this because by the time he became an A-List celebrity even his posture in his films and in public was impeccable.
cobra says on 27/Aug/14
With Michael Jordan:

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Clint Eastwood:

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Junior31 says on 27/Aug/14
The guy is a shell of what he was. From 1970 to now We are talking about him being nearly unrecognizable. His face, his body, his height,never his demeanor He looks like ****.
Nick says on 26/Aug/14
Andrew says on 25/Aug/14
As to the photo of Arnold and Elliot Gould (who actually is tall), the photo shows nothing below the waist and doesn't show footwear. Don't be fooled by Hollywood. They manipulate to keep you buying that popcorn.

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You are kidding right? You are expecting me to disregard the mountains of 100% conclusive videos, pictures evidence and testminoials of the people who saw him every day barefoot in the 70s? The desperation and denial is completely laughable. That picture shows them standing side-by-side. I posted it because it was the closest they were standing next to each other. The whole movie, Arnold was walking with Elliot Gould and Arnold was barefoot in many scenes as well.

Arnold barefoot next to 6'1" Jeff Bridges with canvas shoes (giving him 0.75 - 1 inch boost) was still almost the same height.

This is the most damning 100% evidence that Arnold was over 6'1". Arnold is BAREFOOT next to strong 6'1" Jeff Bridges with shoes with 0.75" boost.

Arnold is still almost the same height as Jeff Bridges. This is 100% conclusive evidence.

Standing at a distance full body shot. Arnold BAREFOOT next to 6'1" Bridges

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Same shot, they start walking towards the camera and in a continous shot next to camera. Arnold BAREFOOT still looks the same height as 6'1" Jeff Bridges with shoes on

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Jeff Bridges - 6'1" (+ 0.75 from shoes)
Arnold Schwarzenegger barefoot - 6'1.5" - 6'1.75"
Andrew says on 25/Aug/14
As to the photo of Arnold and Elliot Gould (who actually is tall), the photo shows nothing below the waist and doesn't show footwear. Don't be fooled by Hollywood. They manipulate to keep you buying that popcorn.
Danimal says on 25/Aug/14
THIS was Arnold next to a LEGIT 6'5" Sven Thorsen in his prime (1st pic is BAREFOOT I might add):

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Danimal says on 25/Aug/14
Red183 says on 24/Aug/14
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THIS is not a 6ft man next to 6´5" flat !

Some say Joey is under 6´5" but thats impossible.

Arnie is not even 5´11" there - he comes out at 5´10.5"-5´10.75"

Which is consistent with the pic I provided of him with George St-Pierre (barely taller than him). Arnold looks to have dipped below 5'11" today, which would also for his appearance on Jimmy Fallon as of late.
Lucio says on 25/Aug/14
Red183 says on 24/Aug/14
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THIS is not a 6ft man next to 6´5" flat !

Some say Joey is under 6´5" but thats impossible.

Arnie is not even 5´11" there - he comes out at 5´10.5"-5´10.75"

Better than this pic is only a accurate measurement period
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Poor troll, your pic is horrible from the standpoint of shooting point and camera angle.
It is taken from the top, and Arnold is in VERY, VERY, bad posture.
Very relaxed, not with his back straight, which is causing him losing height in the comparison.
You make laugh chickens! :-)
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Nick says on 25/Aug/14
Schwarzenegger side-by-side with 6'3" peak Elliot Gould (looked about 6'1.75" in "Friends" as Ross' dad next to 6' David Schwimmer, but he was already 75 by then and shrunk) in 1973 "Long Goodbye" movie. Elliot is closer to the camera, but Arnold looks a strong 6'1.75" or possibly 6'2" in 1973 next to Elliot Gould.

Elliot Gould peak height: 6'3"
Schwarzenegger peak height: 6'1.75"

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David says on 24/Aug/14
I met him when he was governor and if he was 5'8" I would be shocked. I'm 6'1 and he tip of his head barely reached my nose.
Dmeyer says on 24/Aug/14
Concered 181cm wath height are you at very low
Lonestar says on 24/Aug/14
Arnold could be as low as 5'11 nowadays. Still cant see he be anything over 181cm. He look 2cm shorter than legit 6foot Christian Bale
Red183 says on 24/Aug/14
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THIS is not a 6ft man next to 6´5" flat !

Some say Joey is under 6´5" but thats impossible.

Arnie is not even 5´11" there - he comes out at 5´10.5"-5´10.75"

Better than this pic is only a accurate measurement period
No says on 24/Aug/14
Looked under 6ft in the ring with Joe M and Hogan on Raw. A strong 5'11"
Concerned 181 cm says on 22/Aug/14
"he warned me 'Under 6 foot and that's where you'll be heading yourself Rob!'"

Hahaha. Good one.
Connor183 says on 21/Aug/14
James B says on 21/Aug/14
Funny in the PR photo looks 5'7

Dont let the pic fool you james, the guy/gal with the camera took the photo from above, camera angles from above can make you look shorter than what you actually are, in a better pic he would look 5ft 11-11.25.
James B says on 21/Aug/14
Funny in the PR photo looks 5'7
Tom says on 21/Aug/14
Yes, it's the voice of authority that is so hilarious. The level of assurance. The fact is, with Arnie, the speculation is, at this point, about a five inch conjecture. And those who have seen his nude 'modelling' photograph know what that means.
Lucio says on 20/Aug/14
But how many stupid things I have read... "..Today, he is 5'11" .." "..he is 5'11"flat.." "..he is at most 181 - 181.5 cm.." and so on.
But do you really tell the difference between 5'11"/5'11.5" or 5'11.75" and 6'0"?
But come on... come on..
Bart says on 20/Aug/14
"Armold look 5foot11 recent picture. Maybe few years back he really was 6"0."

Yes, and the Tooth Fairy will put a quarter under your pillow for every tooth you lose...
Connor183 says on 19/Aug/14
Dont worry Rob my mums called Helen so we should be fine, at least i think we will! maybe he'll see me as the negative (wrong) target!
Connor183 says on 19/Aug/14
Ok Rob i'll be prepared for when he finds me!
[Editor Rob: just hope your Mother's not called Sarah!!!]
Lonestar says on 19/Aug/14
Armold look 5foot11 recent picture. Maybe few years back he really was 6"0
Danimal says on 19/Aug/14
Icehole73 says on 13/Aug/14
Great old pics of Arnie and Lou! I'd go with 6 4.5 for Lou and 6 1.75 peek for these guys. Lou really didn't start losing height until the mid 2000's. He overall Dwarfs Paul Dillet in that photo.

Lou had a full hip replacement in the 200's and began looking noticeably shorter after that. Was easily 6'4" at his peak. I provided recent pics of him with legit 6'1"-6'2" guys in the 90's and he had inches on both of them. Today, he's under 6'3" imo and Arnie is lucky if he's a full 5'11" today.
The Exorcist says on 19/Aug/14
Remember Jimmy Fallon's video with Arnold, where Arnold looks 5'11" max?

Here's a reminder: Click Here

Well, there is a definite possibility that Jimmy could indeed be a legit 6'0". Here he is with (5'9" listed) Jason Statham...both are wearing the same footwear.

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spaniard68 says on 18/Aug/14
The best evidence is that of Vibram, Arnie had 8cm on Frank Zane who was supposed to be 5'9" tops, that would place Arnie at 1.83cm max...seeing is believing, both of them were barefoot.I find it difficult to imagine him being over 1.83 in his prime..this is not the Gospel truth of course, this is only my opinion, he mighta been 1.84m barefoot but 1.87 with shoes on,who knows!!.As everyone knows heights in sports have always been bumped up.Let's not delude ourselves into thinking otherwise....but it's also ok with me if we have him at 6'1.5", I won't get into an argument with anyone, that's it for now.
mike says on 18/Aug/14
hahaha well....i guess he's still six foot!
Junior31 says on 18/Aug/14
KROC says on 18/Aug/14
@spaniard68
I would love to see your evidence supporting a 5'11 peak Arnie. Until then its strictly your opinion... That goes for anyone who believes that nonsense-prove it


Absolutely true. If his peak was 5'11 that means that 99 percent of the people he stood next to in the past 40+ years were 5'10 peak and shorter. 5'11 peak is out of the question and laughable.

Peak height 6'1 and change
Current height 5'11

The 6'2 round up comes from the same roundup most people on here would say. If a chick at a br asked you how tall you are, and there's a half inch involved your always going up don't bull **** me.

The difference in an inch based upon posture is basically unnoticeable. Proper to poor posture makes all the difference in the world.

If you don't believe a 2 inch height loss look up hulk hogan and roddy piper. Comparable in age, comparable in abuse of there bodies, comparable in surgeries. Comparable in height loss. In fact it's documented that these guys lost was more then 2 inches.

There's not one thing above that was excuses or exaggerations. Just explanations and facts.
Connor183 says on 18/Aug/14
Rob did Arnie really say that to you or was it a joke? but c'mon he is way under 6 foot now he needs to be listed at least 180.5 or 181cm, but 182cm? nope
[Editor Rob: yes and he said to me also, 'I'm looking for a Connor'.

Gave him your location straight away, sorry!]
mike says on 18/Aug/14
Rob, i thought you said he will get a new height on his birthday where is his new height?
[Editor Rob: he warned me 'Under 6 foot and that's where you'll be heading yourself Rob!']
Bart says on 18/Aug/14
'They didn't exaggerate/inflate height or measurements during his generation.' ROTFL. People have been lying about their height and stats since the dawn of time. Lying is not a modern phenomenon. Though steroids are.
KROC says on 18/Aug/14
@spaniard68
I would love to see your evidence supporting a 5'11 peak Arnie. Until then its strictly your opinion... That goes for anyone who believes that nonsense-prove it
spaniard68 says on 17/Aug/14
Like I said before, in 1992 he was between 5'11" and 5'11.5", most likely 5'11.25", He was pushing 45, I don't think he had started losing much height, if anything 0.5-1cm tops, in fact I would say he was still at his peak height. Vince Basille should've taken the trouble to take those thick-soled shoes off Arnie before measuring him.(LOL)...
KROC says on 17/Aug/14
A peak 5'11 Arnold makes absolutely no sense. That means your going to have to start downgrading a lot of celebrities... Ronald Reagan, Clint Eastwood, Billy Graham, Carl Weathers to name few. Get real man. The lowest you can argue is 184cm guy. Reg Park was definitely 6'1 in his prime. They didn't exaggerate/inflate height or measurements during his generation.
Wow says on 17/Aug/14
I've been coming to CelebHeights for years and years, but I never bothered looking up this page because "~of course~ Arnie's a giant of a man!". And then I find all this evidence pointing to him being 6ft peak MAX. Amazing to think that even someone completely conscious of the 2-inch-rule and all the ins and outs of the game can have an Arnold-sized blind spot... Just goes to show how effective the smoke and mirrors can be.
Bart says on 16/Aug/14
Peak five eleven for Arnie. Today: five ten, maybe. Reg Park was never six one, nor was Waller ever 6 feet. Inflated bodybuilding 'stats' are just that, inflated - to wow the public. Show Business is not reality.
italianoGuy says on 16/Aug/14
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sabot says on 16/Aug/14
"KROC says on 15/Aug/14
He really did look 6'1 in Pumping Iron. Has anyone seen the photos with Reg Park? Park was 6'1 and Arnie looked the same height as him. "
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Arnold is taller IMHO: Click Here
He was something between 185.5cm and 187cm.
So 187cm peak height is not far from the truth.
kyuss says on 16/Aug/14
he looks well under 6-0" in new expendables film.
KROC says on 15/Aug/14
He really did look 6'1 in Pumping Iron. Has anyone seen the photos with Reg Park? Park was 6'1 and Arnie looked the same height as him.
Ex-Masshole says on 15/Aug/14
Saw him all the time as a teenager due to family owning retreat compound on the Cape. Never ever six feet tall a strong 5'11" which is what I was and still am years later. He had clamdiggers on so no hope for fancy enhanced footwear. Most of you are crazy for inflating his height so rabidly. Very weird sloping shoulders and good posture though. I wonder if most of these fanboi posts are the work of a one person OCD sock puppet army.
richie says on 15/Aug/14
Scwarzenegger is 6'1", watch Pumping Iron, his best buddy Ken Waller was just 6' and Arnold was barely taller than him, so 6'1" is probably very accurate
grizz says on 14/Aug/14
@Donegal Paul,you made some valid points. I changed my mind. I think he was 6ft 0.5in tall at his peak. So morning height+shoes on could easily give him 6ft2 height . That claim from 2013 that he's 6ft 0.5in could mean that's his morning height with shoes,while he's actually 180-181 cm tall barefoot these days. Makes more sense. In Sabotage I couldn't buy his 6ft claim. He seemed like the shortest 6footer in the world.
Connor183 says on 14/Aug/14
Rob can 6ft 1.75 guys really shrink to 5ft 11.5-75 range through ageing? im not sure about that and what do you think about this 6ft 0.5 peak height for Arnie that users on here are talking about? i really doubt he was only a half an inch over 6ft at peak.
[Editor Rob: remember this guy was lifting huge weights, all those years, his back has taken the toll. ]
Giulio says on 14/Aug/14
I have just finished reading Arnie's very interesting autobiography and there's some good clues as to his height in the photos in there for any of you who want to read it. Personally, like most men of my age, I grew up in the 80s and early 90s watching Arnie's movies and totally (and maybe still do) hero worshipped him. I've always just assumed that, like his alter ego "Ranier Wolfcastle" on "The Simpsons", Arnie was a towering hulking giant of a man. It seems pretty clear to me now however, that three things can be said of this subject (Arnie's height):
1. He has definitely lost some height with age (doesn't everyone?);
2. He was never as big as 6'2 or 6'3;
3. He is still a "big" man, definitely appearing to be significantly above the "average" male height which is apparently 5'10 1/2 in his native Austria and 5'10 in his adopted country (United States of America). I personally am of the view that the photographic evidence, in addition to anecdotal evidence, suggest that Rob is almost right on his 6'0 tall call for Arnie. I would say that he was in or around that height circa late 80's when he was at his physical and commercial peak. This would mean that Arnie was 6'0 barefoot, definitely a big man by any definition, nevermind when you add in the incredible physique. Also, if wearing shoes, Arnie would have been at least 6'1, possibly as much as 6'2 or even 6'3 at a stretch if he was wearing elevator shoes. Any body who met Arnie in this era would have no doubt that he was a tall man and 6'1 and a 1/2 would have seemed believable. I don't believe, however much I respect and admire Arnie's lifetime of incredible achievements that he was ever 6'2 or even 6'1 and a 1/2 barefoot. It seems abundantly clear that there are 3 fields where people routinely exaggerate their heights, for whatever reason, presumably to appear more masculine and imposing and those are:
1. Acting;
2. Pro-wrestling;
3. Body-building.
I also have my doubts about the heights claimed by certain footballers (soccer).

However there seems little doubt that the great man has lost height, possibly as much an inch and a 1/2. This, in my view, would place him now around 5'11 barefoot or maybe as low as 5'10 and 3/4 or even 1/2. Still above average but definitely smaller. I'm not a doctor (lawyer actually), so I can't speculate why this would be. Possibly due to compression of the spine from decades of intensive weight lifting, maybe a natural byproduct of aging.This still places Arnie as a solid 6ft at least in shoes.
In any event, I retain the utmost affection for Arnie's movies (Predator and Totall Recall are my personal favourites) and there is little doubt that he remains a big man, just not quite as big as we were led to believe. There is a site dedicated to his height and they arrive at the same conclusion as me, more or less.
So to Rob, the owner of this site: I believe you're being generous to Arnie, giving him and extra inch or at least half an inch. Until the great man agrees to be independently measured, then the above represents my own firm views on Mr. Schwarzenegger's height.

P.S. I have just watched "Escape Plan" and Arnie definitely seems the same height as Stallone in this movie!! There are several scenes where they are walking and talking together through the jail and look exactly the same height. This doesn't prove anything as it could be a trick of the cameras, or a deliberate in-joke by Arnie and Sly to wind up the fans. Arnie may just be wearing normal shoes and Sly could be wearing 3 inch elvators! But watch it and see for yourself. I couldn't believe my eyes!

sir what makes you believe he was not 6'1 1/2 ?
Heylo says on 14/Aug/14
He always wore big heeled shoes in his movies (maybe not everyone of them but the most of the ones i saw and i have seen almost every movie of his) and could with his naturally long legs look about 6'2 but i think that he really was just some cm over 6ft, could been 6'1 in regular shoes, 6'2 ½ in his big heeled shoes with small lifts inside.

It's important to note that Arnold has very long legs in relation to his upper body, this makes him look taller than he is. So at 6ft he could absolutely manage to look 6'2 for shorter people.
afkam99 says on 14/Aug/14
sometimes 6 ft man can seem 6'1 6'2. i think arnold was strong 6'0 6'0.5. now 5'11 -5'11.5
Icehole73 says on 13/Aug/14
Great old pics of Arnie and Lou! I'd go with 6 4.5 for Lou and 6 1.75 peek for these guys. Lou really didn't start losing height until the mid 2000's. He overall Dwarfs Paul Dillet in that photo.
Lester says on 13/Aug/14
Well-reasoned, Donegal Paul. I agree that Rob is generous to the tune of one inch or so (probably more, maybe less, very tough to tell). But given height is conventionally measured without shoes, I'd say Arnold's 40 year public contention that he stood six foot two was always quite a stretch. A salesman is a salesman.
As to Arnie and Sly, side by side and seeming the same height in Escape Plan, it may have been written in their contracts, who knows? Also, at this point, pasting a head and putting it on a body is as easy, digitally speaking, as doing just that and claiming Natalie Portman did all of her own dance moves in Black Swan. In other words, it's the movies, so it's tough to glean reality from it. Does Arnold have a 'height double'? Does Sly? Who knows. Are they the same height? No. Sly is significantly shorter. Could it be a private joke made public? Would anyone, other than the followers of this website possible care?
One caveat: tough to call the Schwarzenegger book an 'autobiography,' when it was ghost written for him. I'm not picking on the guy, but if you bench 405 and someone else spots you and aids you in hoisting up the weight, you didn't bench 405. To then claim it as your lift, after, would be lying. But then, a lot of people who are very successful in show business are really, really good liars...
Marlon1 says on 13/Aug/14
He used to be 6 foot 2 he look like weak 6 foot1 today
Donegal Paul says on 13/Aug/14
I have just finished reading Arnie's very interesting autobiography and there's some good clues as to his height in the photos in there for any of you who want to read it. Personally, like most men of my age, I grew up in the 80s and early 90s watching Arnie's movies and totally (and maybe still do) hero worshipped him. I've always just assumed that, like his alter ego "Ranier Wolfcastle" on "The Simpsons", Arnie was a towering hulking giant of a man. It seems pretty clear to me now however, that three things can be said of this subject (Arnie's height):
1. He has definitely lost some height with age (doesn't everyone?);
2. He was never as big as 6'2 or 6'3;
3. He is still a "big" man, definitely appearing to be significantly above the "average" male height which is apparently 5'10 1/2 in his native Austria and 5'10 in his adopted country (United States of America). I personally am of the view that the photographic evidence, in addition to anecdotal evidence, suggest that Rob is almost right on his 6'0 tall call for Arnie. I would say that he was in or around that height circa late 80's when he was at his physical and commercial peak. This would mean that Arnie was 6'0 barefoot, definitely a big man by any definition, nevermind when you add in the incredible physique. Also, if wearing shoes, Arnie would have been at least 6'1, possibly as much as 6'2 or even 6'3 at a stretch if he was wearing elevator shoes. Any body who met Arnie in this era would have no doubt that he was a tall man and 6'1 and a 1/2 would have seemed believable. I don't believe, however much I respect and admire Arnie's lifetime of incredible achievements that he was ever 6'2 or even 6'1 and a 1/2 barefoot. It seems abundantly clear that there are 3 fields where people routinely exaggerate their heights, for whatever reason, presumably to appear more masculine and imposing and those are:
1. Acting;
2. Pro-wrestling;
3. Body-building.
I also have my doubts about the heights claimed by certain footballers (soccer).

However there seems little doubt that the great man has lost height, possibly as much an inch and a 1/2. This, in my view, would place him now around 5'11 barefoot or maybe as low as 5'10 and 3/4 or even 1/2. Still above average but definitely smaller. I'm not a doctor (lawyer actually), so I can't speculate why this would be. Possibly due to compression of the spine from decades of intensive weight lifting, maybe a natural byproduct of aging.This still places Arnie as a solid 6ft at least in shoes.
In any event, I retain the utmost affection for Arnie's movies (Predator and Totall Recall are my personal favourites) and there is little doubt that he remains a big man, just not quite as big as we were led to believe. There is a site dedicated to his height and they arrive at the same conclusion as me, more or less.
So to Rob, the owner of this site: I believe you're being generous to Arnie, giving him and extra inch or at least half an inch. Until the great man agrees to be independently measured, then the above represents my own firm views on Mr. Schwarzenegger's height.

P.S. I have just watched "Escape Plan" and Arnie definitely seems the same height as Stallone in this movie!! There are several scenes where they are walking and talking together through the jail and look exactly the same height. This doesn't prove anything as it could be a trick of the cameras, or a deliberate in-joke by Arnie and Sly to wind up the fans. Arnie may just be wearing normal shoes and Sly could be wearing 3 inch elvators! But watch it and see for yourself. I couldn't believe my eyes!
Dmeyer says on 12/Aug/14
I agree at near 70 you are likely to drop just 1cm from morning to night
Tim says on 12/Aug/14
@Emil 182.5cm: I can vouch for anon's claim, because from my experience, it's true. Everyone's spines are different, so you can't expect everyone to lose the same amount. Some lose as little as half an inch, while others lose as much as an inch (I personally think 0.75" is average daily loss, look at Rob Paul for example). And how fast one decreases to his lowest/near low height again differs by each person. And given Arnie's build and age, he's likely to lose more than just a quarter to half inch.
Emil 182.5 cm says on 11/Aug/14
anon says on 10/Aug/14
It's not uncommon to lose 2cm or .75 of an inch per day. This happens to me everyday, my morning height is usually 6' 0.88 " I have measured myself several times at 6'1" even morning height. By evening, meaning a few hours before bed I am usually between 6'0.25-6'.35. That is about 2cm that my height fluctuates and it all comes from my spine, specifically the lower back. Arnold height therefore, due to his age fluctuate over an inch through out the day. If he was bedridden for 48 hours he might be near 6'1" today, but his spine probably compresses more than a young Arnold.

Not true, Anon. As you age you lose spinal fluid and cartilage in your spine, so your morning height isnt much taller than your low if anything at all. Arnie probably hits 5'11.5-5'11.75 in the evening and Wales up at 5'11.75-6'0
anon says on 10/Aug/14
It's not uncommon to lose 2cm or .75 of an inch per day. This happens to me everyday, my morning height is usually 6' 0.88 " I have measured myself several times at 6'1" even morning height. By evening, meaning a few hours before bed I am usually between 6'0.25-6'.35. That is about 2cm that my height fluctuates and it all comes from my spine, specifically the lower back. Arnold height therefore, due to his age fluctuate over an inch through out the day. If he was bedridden for 48 hours he might be near 6'1" today, but his spine probably compresses more than a young Arnold.
the shredder says on 9/Aug/14
Danimal , what do you give Danny Glover peak and now , rob has a pic with him .
spaniard68 says on 9/Aug/14
Heights in sports are increased by at least one inch.Check out the combat between Tyson and Holyfield, Tyson's peak height was not 5'11.5" but 5'10.25" and that of Holyfield was 6'1.25-6'1.5" not 6'2.5". Both heights were increased by 1.25".The same thing happens with MMA fighters : Bob Sapp, Ken Shamrock and of course Georges St. Pierre who is most likely 5'9" not 5'10", we could go on...
Vladimir says on 9/Aug/14
Arnold with 6'6" Greivis Vásquez Click Here
Danimal says on 9/Aug/14
There's a pic from the 1990's of Arnold and Evander Holyfield, where Arnold slightly edges him out. Can't find it on the web unfortunately. Anyway, came across this recent pic of the 2 of them, which would visibly show Arnold's height loss. Here's the recent pic (Evander is not over 6'1"): Click Here
Danimal says on 9/Aug/14
Nick says on 6/Aug/14
Some more Arnold and Ferrigno pictures

Here's Lou with 6'1" Gunter Schlierkamp and arguably past Lou's peak: Click Here
Danimal says on 9/Aug/14
Nick says on 6/Aug/14
Some more Arnold and Ferrigno pictures

Lou (pre-hip replacement) was a 6'4" guy. This is him next to a legit 6'1"-6'2" Paul Dillet from the early 1990's: Click Here

Lou is between 6'2" and 6'3" today.
Tim says on 8/Aug/14
He's like 5'10 now
Gustav says on 8/Aug/14
The question, when he actually stands up, is how tall is he? Michael Cooper was listed at six five for his NBA days. Yet the players are usually bumped up a bit (a lot in Magic's case). Lou Ferrigno is much shorter than Michael Cooper in the video we've seen from this site. And Schwarzenegger is at least two and maybe three to four inches shorter than Ferrigno. If Ferrigno peaked at six two or three, Arnold peaked at five eleven or six even. But, really, who knows?
Mark says on 8/Aug/14
Arnold is, unquestionably, a stand-up guy: when he impregnated both his wife and his maid in the same week, he brought them both flowers at the maternity ward nine months later.
Longfellow says on 8/Aug/14
Rockfellas, please help, the fanboys froth at the mouth,
They insist their hero, Arnie, is six two, or just south,
It's the Sheeple, Arnie would call them - part people and part sheep,
Who believe anything that is spoon fed to them to help them sleep and bleat.
Now we know, Rockfella, Arnie's height is a sham,
And we know just about every aspect of his so-called 'career' is a scam,
His college 'degree,' his family man status, his plastic surgery denials,
His open-heart surgery, his hitting on Gigi, his steroids in vials,
But dream on, Sheeple, he's six foot two,
Because he says so and Vince Basille, too.
miko says on 8/Aug/14
I don't think Arnolds peak height is really a huge debate, he always seemed to be around 6'1, maybe 6'2 fresh out of bed on a good day. Today I think he's lucky if he's much over 6'0 out of bed, I'd say he MIGHT be able to stretch up to 5'11.5 during the daytime.

6'1/6'1.25 peak. 5'11.5 at very best today.
Cj says on 7/Aug/14
Another Lou and Arnold pic
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KROC says on 7/Aug/14
Bruno, I agree Arnold has and always will be a standup guy, no questions asked.
Great posts by the way Nick. Lou was close to 6'4 in his prime. And Arnold was at least 6'1.
eddie says on 7/Aug/14
Arnold is about as tall as elvis, which would make him 6'2''
Dan says on 7/Aug/14
"Politics prematurely ages people." This is certainly true: look at photos of Abraham Lincoln right when he took office and then just a few years later. And that was before politicians regularly resorted to plastic surgery. But, at this point, debate continues on Schwarzenegger's height and it seems it has been estimated as low as five foot nine and as high as six foot two (surely someone says that, other than Arnold). That is nearly a half-foot difference in estimations. Is there anyone else, Rob, on this entire site where people estimate a near half foot difference? I wonder what the world record is for shrinking in later age? Do old people sometimes shrink four or more inches? I'd like to know.
Nick says on 6/Aug/14
Some more Arnold and Ferrigno pictures

2000. Arnold and Ferrigno together

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Circa 2010 - 2011

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In 1999, at the Arnold Classic (same year he appeared on WWE with Triple H, Steve Cold Austin, The Rock):

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As a frame of reference, Ferrigno with 6'2" Bill Goldberg in 2009 - 2010

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Ferrigno with Hulk Hogan in 2002 - 2003

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260 lbs Ferrigno with 242 lbs Arnold at the 1974 Mr. Olympia

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Gerry says on 6/Aug/14
We miss you, Rockfellas.
Please return and help the good, noble fight against all accursed fanboys who are blinded by their adoration of a fabricated image. Come back, Rockfellas. Please.
Toots says on 6/Aug/14
In the world of Hollywood, where Mark Wahlberg describes himself as 'five ten,' when the rest of the world describes him as five seven or eight, yes, Arnold is 'six two.' In other words, subtract two or three inches. It's tough to blame them: these actors are just trying to satisfy the demands of their fans, who want idols, not humans, to worship. If you live in NY or LA and run into them in person, it's generally shocking to see the difference between illusion and reality.
Bruno says on 6/Aug/14
I don't understand why there is any debate on this subject. Arnold himself has said: "I'm six two...most people, REALY LOOK UP to me." Arnold has said that so that is set in stone. In terms of world-wide impact in the 20th Century, he is the second greatest Austrian. He has also said that he has never had plastic surgery or died his hair or worn lifts. He is not obsessively concerned with his appearance. Professional bodybuilders are not like that. He is also a great family man and husband. I believe, given his record of integrity, he should run for President of the United States.
Jim says on 6/Aug/14
Never underestimate the power of hero worship. It will turn a man of average height into a giant.
Harold says on 6/Aug/14
If one cites a professional wrestler on Arnold's height, why not also cite Kevin Sorbo, a successful actor, on Arnold's height: "Arnold Schwarzenegger's about 5-11...yeah he says he's Six Three".
Gustav says on 6/Aug/14
Gauging the height of a professional entertainer ("Arnold") by the word of a professional wrestler (Superstar Billy Graham) is about the most idiotic thing I've ever heard. Its the entertainment business, Einstein.
Danimal says on 5/Aug/14
RisingForce says on 4/Aug/14
Danimal, I agree. Arnie could be dropping a bit of a posture, but he does look just 5'11" there, so it's clear he's no taller than 5'11.5" today. I'm a big fan of Arnie, but it's the truth. Doesn't change the fact that I firmly believe he was 6'1.5" evening and 6'1.75" midway peak, but now, it's obvious he drops below 6 feet. Arnie's posture wont' account for THAT much.

Glad we're in agreement Rising Force. All one needs to do is look at Arnold's NEW proportions (specifically in the pic with him and GSP). That is not the tall man, with long legs and a fairly longish upper torso from a few years ago. His body has transformed into a very compressed state, leaving him at a slightly above average height.

I have been a fan of Arnold's since I've been a kid. I began lifting weights at age 11 (25 years ago) and I researched everything about both him and all of his competitors. As I got older, I went further and deeper, comparing the size I was acquring (hitting 241 pounds at 5'10") with the size my heroes were.

Arnold was without a doubt over 6'1" and I believe he was a legit 6'1.5"-6'1.75" before height loss began to rear its ugly head. I believe that he only started losing noticeable height by the time he became Governor. A similar thing happened to Bill Clinton. They say that politics prematurely ages people.

I think that he is floating around 5'11" today. He just doesn't have that solid 2" (or more if GSP is 5'9") to convince me anylonger than he is close to 6'0" today. Even seeing 5'11.5" (max) Jimmy Fallon have over an inch on him, just seals the deal for me.

Arnold's height loss (like Clint Eastwoods) is dramatic for his age. The average man by 70 will have lost 1.2", or therabouts. By the time Arnold hits 70", he'll have lost close to 3".

I do not want to be the same height as him when I eventually meet him down the road at an Arnold Classic event.
Cj says on 5/Aug/14
Arnolds Personal makeup artist jeff dawn listed in places at 6' 1" also seen 6' 2" listing for him in the past also with Arnie stunt double peter kent who is listed as peak 6' 4" here.
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Nick says on 5/Aug/14
Mike: Laugh at yourself. I posted lots of pictures of Arnold posing with Ferrigno side by side and he looks no more than 2.25 - 2.5 inches taller than Arnold. Why do I need to pay any attention to "rumors" when the facts are right in front in the form of pictures?

Tell me with a serious face, Arnold (minus Ferrigno's poofy hair) is shorter than 2.25 - 2.5 inches than Ferrigno.

Ferrigno even has the camera advantage since the camera man is taking a shot from the left placing Ferrigno closer to the camera than Arnold. Ferrigno also has much more poofy hair giving him a 1 inch boost. Still Arnold looks at the most 2.5 inches shorter

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For incredible hulk, it was nothing more than a rumor over the internet. No one ever officially confirmed Arnold even auditioned for it or even tried to . Even if it were the case, your conjecture is as laughable as someone saying Christopher Reeve was too short for Darth Vader. Ofcourse, he was considering they were looking for someone of David Prowse' height of 6'7". A 6'4" Christopher Reeve would obviously be not tall enough.

They were looking for someone taller than 6'1.5" - 6'2". It is all relative to what they were looking for. Being "not tall" enough is a relative term.

I would not even dignify your Billy Graham picture with a response and your "half a foot taller" laughable comment. Are you seriously kidding me?

How about you look at the picture and tell me these things are not true with a straight face:

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1 - Billy Graham is A LOT closer to the picture. You do know how camera angles affect one's height relative to another.

2 - Arnold has his head tilted to the side and he is leaning to one side. Arnold is not standing upright.

3 - Billy Graham has canvas shoes on giving him 0.5 - 0.75 inches while Arnold is completely barefoot

4 - How about you read what Billy Graham himself said about Arnold in one of his interviews. To quote him:

"I used to train with Arnold in the 70s. He was 6'2" and 250 lbs. He was big and very powerful"

Go and laugh at yourself now.

Even with all of the things above considered, Arnold still looks nothing like "half a foot" taller. Who are you kidding? Really?

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Sam says on 5/Aug/14
He really did look 6'1.5" at times 20 years ago...but I think it's time to consider a 2 inch loss in current height. The guy probably just put too much weight on his spine I'd guess and has lost more than usual at 67.
Jim says on 5/Aug/14
Nick,
Your stats are amusing simply because you glean them from the Weider Organization. Which is as accurate as quoting Vince McMahon and the wrestling circuit. Neither of these organizations makes the sports pages of newspapers because both 'sports' are, well, shall we say, entertainment. Remember, the Weider Organization, for forty years, told you and everyone else 0% of their bodybuilding champions took steroids. Will you quote them on that as well? Because they are as good as their word, right? When you get your stats somewhere other than the side of a child's cereal box, they will mean something.
Mike says on 5/Aug/14
If Ferrigno had only been 'slightly taller' than Arnold (ROTFL), Arnold would not have been rejected for the role of the Hulk back in the mid 1970's. If you want to see a revealing photo, go to Schwarzenegger's own Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding and check out page 567, where Schwarzenegger is photographed next to Wrestlng Superstar Billy Graham, who was billed at six four. Let's say his billed height was, as always, b.s., but that he was a good six two plus or six three. He is half a foot taller than Schwarzenegger in the photo.
miko says on 5/Aug/14
I really was expecting Arnie to get an unwelcome gift from Rob on his birthday of an half an inch downgrade! Maybe he'll get an unwanted Christmas present instead ;)
Harold says on 5/Aug/14
The debate rages on. But isn't it significant that there is a debate at all? If Arnie's what he says he is, or was, why would there be a debate? Does anyone on this site promote more comments? Why?
Red183 says on 5/Aug/14
Dmeyer says on 4/Aug/14
Anithing under 6'0.75 peak and 5'11 now is a joke

Agreed
Dmeyer says on 5/Aug/14
Rob i Will bet my Life that arnie is not a full 182.88cm/6ft at night , 5'11.25-11.75 is on the money not 5'11 or 6'0-0.25 for sure , rob i think sly looks much more 175cm than arnie looks 183cm , sly at 174cm and arnie at strong 182cm Will mean they have 8cm
Dmeyer says on 5/Aug/14
So rob you seem to think he aint under 5'11.75
Rob says on 5/Aug/14
Arnies 5'11 today and I've got my personal proof. Laughable he says 6ft 1/2, no way, not even close.
Nick says on 4/Aug/14
Harold says on 3/Aug/14
If Ferrigno was, in fact, between six two and three, Arnie, peak, was about five eleven. If Ferrigno, peak, was around six five (does anyone believe that?), Arnie was around six two. You be the judge.

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Did you just look at one picture and deduce that? Did you ever look at their side by side pictures from the 1974 Mr. Olympia? I strongly believe you never did. That picture especially with Arnold tilting his head in one direction and Lou's super puffy hair giving him an additional 1 - 1.5 inches (considering there is no footwear visible) is completely out of line with how Ferrigno and Arnold were side by side.

Ferrigno himself in his auto biography had attributed to idolizing Arnold because he had a "similar body structure and height" to himself, which is why he chose Arnold to be his role model. Read the book.

Ferrigno stats for the 1977 World's Strongest Man were 6'5" compared to 6'3" Olympian athlete Bruce Willheim. His CFL football stats also put him at 6'5" back in 1977.

Ferrigno at his lowest back in the 70s fully upright was no less than 6'4.25" and as high as 6'4.5" in the morning out of bed. He used to round it up to 6'5". Arnold was about 2.5 inches shorter in the 70s as his measured height was 6'1.5" and 6'1.75" out of the bed in the morning.

Here are barefoot side by side pictures of Arnold with Ferrigno. Arnold was no shorter than 2.25 - 2.5 inches than Lou Ferrigno.

From the Mr. Olympia on-stage with both Arnold and Ferrigno:

1973 (Arnold looks equal height to Ferrigno since he is standing a bit closer to the camera)

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Picture from circa 2002 - 2003 of Arnold with Ferrigno. Arnold looks no shorter than 2 - 2.5 inches than Ferrigno. Ferrigno had shrunk to under 6'3.5" - 6'.375" by the mid-2000s. Arnold around 6'1"

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From 1975 Mr. Olympia pose-down of a 232 lbs Arnold with a 268 lbs Lou Ferrigno. Again, look very similar in height. Ferrigno minus his poofy hair has nothing more than 2 inches. Even with Ferrigno being closer to the camera, he still looks slightly taller than Arnold. Both barefoot and side by side

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Schwarzenegger with Ferrigno in 1976 after Arnold had retired from bodybuilding. Still looks around 2 inches shorter

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1974 Mr. Olympia of a 241 lbs Arnold with a 260 lbs Lou Ferrigno. Arnold dominated this year and Ferrigno looked like a sick puppy compared to the shorter albeit more massively and densely muscled Arnold

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And Ferrigno even in 2001 - 2002 was a legit 6'3.5" - 6'3.75" even after shrinking. He further now shrunk to around 6'2".

Ferrigno was a strong 6'2.5" Eric Bana in 2002. Ferrigno looks a strong 6'3.5" - 6'3.75"

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Footwear is visible and Eric bana actually has a slight footwear advantage compared to the flat sole loafers Ferrigno is wearing.

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Thurston says on 4/Aug/14
I love the idea that 'he has to have shrunk' four or five inches. How about the idea that he was never six two to begin with? That it was a money-making marketing gimmick to make an action hero larger than life by making him larger than he ever was? Look, I'm as big a fan as anyone when it comes to the Arnold oeuvre from the 80's/90's, but to my eyes, it clear he was never six two. It's called acting. I suppose you could also say it's called lying, but what it's really called is self-promotion.
Dmeyer says on 4/Aug/14
Anithing under 6'0.75 peak and 5'11 now is a joke
Fran77 says on 4/Aug/14
5 feet eight inches..no way todd. Barely 6 feet, very weak 6 feet peak morning height. 182 cm with perfect posture to be measured. 1.78-179 cm Today (5feet ten).
Ernie says on 4/Aug/14
Danimal says on 3/Aug/14

Looks like a high camera angle shot to me which makes for an even worse comparison than a low angle shot. The only photos you should be judging heights from are level shots to show true heights and perspectives. Unfortunately most photos are not level as people would need to squat to take the photo. Anything else is too misleading.
RisingForce says on 4/Aug/14
Danimal, I agree. Arnie could be dropping a bit of a posture, but he does look just 5'11" there, so it's clear he's no taller than 5'11.5" today. I'm a big fan of Arnie, but it's the truth. Doesn't change the fact that I firmly believe he was 6'1.5" evening and 6'1.75" midway peak, but now, it's obvious he drops below 6 feet. Arnie's posture wont' account for THAT much.
Dmeyer says on 4/Aug/14
Rob wich is more likely for arnie at night 5'11.5 or 11.75
[Editor Rob: really at times he can look anywhere in 5ft 11.5-6ft and even with looser posture could pass for just a 5ft 11 man. It's what he'd measure at, I doubt he'd measure as low as 5ft 11, but still a fraction shy of 6ft today is a real possibility]
Sam says on 4/Aug/14
Rob, do you think his being sub six feet now is possible after his appearance next to Jimmy Fallon?
[Editor Rob: yes it is still a good possibility]
Todd B. says on 3/Aug/14
I met Arnold when he was the Governor of California. He was walking through a small crowd and turned around and saw me. He reached out to shake may hand and said, "How you doing?" He was wearing a suit, dress shoes, and had that tall pompadour hair thing going on. He was no taller than 5'10" tops, and that is with his high hair and heeled shoes. He was definitely a few inches below me as I looked down to meet his eye. I'd say he was 5"8" barefoot. I'm 6'2" and was wearing tennis shoes so I may have stood 6'3" at the time. He has had to have shrunk due to all of the lifting and age.

I say 5'8" barefoot, maybe 5'9" tops.
Connor 183cm says on 3/Aug/14
I have seen Total Recall before Rob it was a line from the film right?, i dont remember ive not watched it for a long time, sorry if im thick lol.
[Editor Rob: yes it's the driver guy...]
Danimal says on 3/Aug/14
People should not discount the pic that MID posted of Arnold is listed 5'10" George St. Pierre, who some say is legit 5'9". It is a very recent pic (maybe 2 months old). Similar stance. Similar footwear and Arnold is barely taller than him. Looks max 5'11" next to him.

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Connor 183cm says on 3/Aug/14
Rob i thought you said you dont have any kids?
[Editor Rob: Connor, watch Total Recall ;)]
Harold says on 3/Aug/14
If you go to this site (Click Here) and look at the photo two down from the top, you can see that Arnie, peak, stands about half-way in height between the billed five foot seven Robby Robinson and Lou Ferrigno. If Ferrigno was, in fact, between six two and three, Arnie, peak, was about five eleven. If Ferrigno, peak, was around six five (does anyone believe that?), Arnie was around six two. You be the judge.
Bartonn says on 3/Aug/14
While it is indisputable, based on that photograph submitted July 6th, that Arnie is three inches or more taller than Frank Zane, how do we know Frank Zane was ever five foot nine? If we know this from the puffery of bodybuilding 'stats', it is automatically as suspect as Arnold's 'six foot two.' I don't believe Zane was more than five nine. In fact,I believe he was in inch or two less than his billed height. Meaning, Arnie, peak would be hovering somewhere around five eleven or six foot even. If that.
spanish68 says on 3/Aug/14
Standing next to Sven Thorsen it looks like Sven has 2 inches on him, I'm confused by this pic, though,( maybe it's because of the camera angle) but the fact is that in the picture Vibram posted of Arnie and Frank Zane,( both of them are barefoot) Arnold appears to be 3-3.5 inches taller than Zane...that would place superbig Arnold at 1.84m tops, in 1967, because Zane was supposed to be 1.75m or 5'9".Let's not overlook that pic of Zane and Arnie , truth be told, it's the best piece of evidence we have on this site, ain't it?,please guys, check it out, it was posted on July 6th.By the way, Manganiello is a walking refrigerator, that dude is not tall but tawl.
Levon says on 3/Aug/14
Jimmy Fallon is not six feet tall. Arnold is not as tall as Jimmy Fallon. Arnold is listed at six feet. Rob's children's college tuition fund grows from 'anonymous donations.'
[Editor Rob: hey man, I got 5 kids to feed! ]
RisingForce says on 3/Aug/14
So Rob, I see Arnie is still keeping up those donations!
[Editor Rob: that's why he's doing T5, time's are tough keeping up with the payments ;)]
Jordan says on 2/Aug/14
Here is Arnold looking about 4.5" SHorter then PROVEN 6'4.5 Min Joe Manganiello. Arnold can still look about 6'0 at age 64.
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Junior says on 2/Aug/14
Looks like Conan has about four inches on Arnold, BUT, we don't see Arnold's footwear.
Cowboy boots?
cobra says on 2/Aug/14
Arnold with 6-4 Conan O'Brien:

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TheoJ says on 2/Aug/14
I saw him at Fox Studios in Summer 1996 when I was 18 and just under 6'1" and I was just ten feet away from him and he was no taller than me, if a little shorter. So for arguments sake let's say he was 6'1" at age 49
Nick says on 1/Aug/14
Regarding "Running Man" Arnold looked nothing less than 6'1.25" - 6'1.5" in that movie. He was surrounded by very tall people

6'4" Yaphet Kotto was the most prominent one. Sven Ole Thorsen was wearing big boots so he was appearing taller than he actually was. There is a picture of Arnold with Sven Ole Thorsen from 1978 where they both are posing barefoot with only posing trunks on and Sven looks no more than 2" taller than Arnold.

Arnold with 6'4" Yaphet Kotto. Looks no shorter than 2.25 inches or so. Both are wearing the same Running man costume and shoes.

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Fully body shot of footwear. Both Arnold and 6'4" Yaphet Kotto are wearing the same type of shoes

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Head shot in the same scene of both Arnold and Kotto. Kotto has the camera and posture advantage as he is closer and more upright. Arnold still looks no more than 2 - 2.5 inches shorter with both standing upright

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Another angle with 6'4" Kotto. Arnold still looks consistently 2 - 2.5 inches shorter than Kotto

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Arnold with 65" Sven Ole Thorsen (Rob has listed him at 6'5" on this site and his official stats from the "World's strongest man" competition confirm his height). Although, I think he was more 6'4" than 6'5".

Arnold looks no more than 2 inches shorter than Sven Ole Thorsen (this picture was taken in 1979 when they were doing "Conan the Barbarian")

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Arnold looks no more than 2.5 inches shorter even with 310 lbs Thorsen having the posture advantage in this barefoot picture of them together when Arnold suddenly decided to start training for a comeback for the Mr. Olympia competition in 1979. Sven weighed 310 lbs in this picture. Arnold used to run marathons, which is why he leaned out at 210 lbs (Arnold is leaning backwards so his spine is not as upright as Thorsen's is).

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All in all, Arnold was a very strong 6'1.25" - 6'1.5" in Running Man with the same footwear his co-stars had. Arnold weighed 225 pounds (according to Jesse Ventura when they both did "Predator" and "Running Man"). He looked smaller in the movie only because he was surrounded by extraordinarily tall cast around him.
Connor 183cm says on 1/Aug/14
@Concerned 181 cm says on 1/Aug/14
My guess:

Arnie: 5'11.25
Fallon: 5'11.75

I agree with you with Arnie being 5ft 11.25 today he is much closer to 5ft 11 than 6ft now, i believe he was 6ft in Collateral Damage, Terminator 3 and in The Expendables 1-2, in 2 its not impossible he was a fraction under 6ft, but anyway it's also possible he could just be a plain 5ft 11 today, Fallon is definetly a weak 6 footer, 5ft 11.75 is what i always thought on him.
Connor 183cm says on 1/Aug/14
Rob what about True Lies do you think Arnie was 6ft 1 flat in that film? i thought he did look it.
[Editor Rob: around that time a little bit of loss was likely]
CRB says on 1/Aug/14
Arnie actually looks a little taller than Letterman in that 1990 appearance. On the other hand, it's clear Arnie is wearing cowboy boots and, to the cynics out there, lifts. So, who knows?
Concerned 181 cm says on 1/Aug/14
My guess:

Arnie: 5'11.25
Fallon: 5'11.75
RisingForce says on 1/Aug/14
Yeah, Arnie is clearly about 5'11.5" now and no more. He was only looking about 5'11" with Jimmy Fallon and there was that picture with Joe Manganiello where he was looking just a weak 5'11" or so, though Joe's arm being around Arnold might have been causing him to lose some height. Either way, definitely under 6 feet at 67 and posture can even make it look like he's struggling with 5'11" at times.
CRB says on 1/Aug/14
I have a friend who worked on Running Man. He was a bodybuilder and an extra in a gym scene. I asked him if he ran into Arnold during the movie. He said he did and that none of the bodybuilders in the gym scene could believe it was actually Arnold. He told me Arnie was wearing shiny coveralls and 'looked like a janitor.' I asked him if Arnie was huge. My friend burst out laughing and said he was significantly shorter and smaller than advertised. But then again, this was 1987 or so. He didn't run into Arnie in '74 or so, when he was big as a house. Though, admittedly, not as tall as one.
Danimal says on 31/Jul/14
Surprised no one has commented on the pic of him with George St-Pierre. It's VERY revealing of Arnold's current height. Arnold's barely taller than listed 5'10" GSP in that pic and some claim that George is closer to a legit 5'9".
John says on 31/Jul/14
You have to love the touch of using his daughter to back his mythical version of his height ("six one"? Not this lifetime). He wouldn't use a family member like that, would he? I mean, that's really out of character. Or is it?
Nick says on 31/Jul/14
Schwarzenegger in 1990 appearing on "David Letterman" to promote Total Recall. Arnold standing side by side appears identical in height to 6'1.5" - 6'2" David Letterman. Arnold was a strong 6'1.5" back in the early 90s.

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Hector says on 31/Jul/14
Arnold is, as he is the first to admit, a born salesman. And, you've got to give him credit: for forty years, he had the world convinced he was six foot two. What a gift.
berta says on 31/Jul/14
weak 187 at peak like 186,5-187 and now looks like 182 but i have a feeling that he could be 183 when measures. 184 is probably his morning height now
aldo 93 says on 30/Jul/14
6 ft 2 at his peak i would say
Lucio says on 30/Jul/14
@Ernie, good point. Having large hands and feet and long limbs, are all factors that in almost all cases indicate that the stature of that guy, must be above the average.
Ernie says on 30/Jul/14
Regardless of Bodybuilding, Arnie has a very large head, long arms, very long legs, large hands, large wrists and very large feet. This combination is clear evidence that he was comfortably over 6ft in his prime. 6ft 1.5+.

Yes he looked small in The Running Man but then they were all large actors and ex wrestlers. At 6ft 1-2 and around 100kg he is never going to look like a giant next to those guys who are 6ft 4 and up and 110kg and up!
PLB says on 28/Jul/14
Fans of this blog and especially this thread should go to one of the cable movie sites and rent 'The Running Man'. This is an average Schwarzenegger vehicle from the middle of his movie career. The odd thing about it is that Arnold is almost always the smallest man on the screen. Not just the shortest but also almost always the lightest. The next ranking male action star in this film is Yaphet Kotto. Kotto is 6'4". Jesse Ventura and Jim Brown are also one size larger than Arnold. Sven Ole Thorsen (famous movie big guy)also makes Arnold seem small on screen. There are also several unknown actors who play villains and friends. All are bigger than Arnold. Richard Dawson, the comedian, is the only man smaller than Schwarzenegger.

I remember Stallone's address to the newbies in Dredd. He towered over all of them. Stallone must have hand selected all of his co-stars for extreme shortness. He looked seven feet tall. But not Arnold. He managed to appear with an entire male cast who were bigger than himself.

So whatever you want to say about our former governor you must admit he's self confident.

It's surprising that Schwarzenegger's height is controversial. He actually competed in his sport most of the time barefoot. You would think that his height would be uncontestable. I think, as others have suggested, the body building promoters routinely add two inches to the height of all competitors. I think he was around six feet even when he went into movies - maybe a bit taller at first and maybe a bit shorter now.

I have never met him in public but I don't think that much of individual man-on-the-street encounters as a source for height estimates. I met Gregory Peck, O.J Simpson, and Michael Douglas in person and all of them seemed surprisingly short and small. But of course I was 6'4" and about 290 lbs. at that time. Douglas in fact looked like a midget to me. I once literally bumped into Bo Swenson in Rome. He was about my size. But in general I'm too tall to judge the height of most movie stars. But I'm too short to judge the heights of most basketball centers also. Personal height estimates I would guess are only reliable if your and the star's heights are roughly the same - say two inches one way or the other.

But if you watch a film star in a number of movies you eventually develop a sense of their size because you see their head in crowd scenes or you see them walk through doors or stand next to cars. You know how big these everyday objects are. Eventually you develop a 'gestalt' of the guy's size.

Maybe watching a lot of movies won't get you the kind of evidence that will hold up in court. But it is good enough for me to conclude that George Clooney is a little guy. Or else the casting director for Clooney's last move was the same as Arnold's.
Amaze says on 28/Jul/14
On screen camera makes people look pretty tall. 6'0 guys look 6'2. I legit used to think arnold was 6'3-4.
Sam says on 28/Jul/14
Wow, with Fallon that's the shortest I've seen Schwarzenegger look...you could argue that he's not standing straight, but Fallon isn't either.
grizz says on 27/Jul/14
I think he is 182 now. In that 2013 interview that Rob mentioned-I think he really is 6ft0.5, but only early in the morning. His standard height is 182, maybe drops to 181.5 late in the evening.
It's scary that he lost 2 whole inches before his 70s. Morgan Freeman is fairly older than Arnie, but he barely lost an inch in height.
KROC says on 27/Jul/14
Arnold wasn't really that tall but he was massive. There's a difference between tall and big IMO.
mId says on 26/Jul/14
Vibram says on 26/Jul/14
Lol, people trying to justify their belief that dear Arnold is still a strong 6 footer by claiming Fallon is a lift wearer. Why are you so defensive that he has fallen below 6ft? Does it somehow effect your own masculinity, huh? Why do you link height to masculinity in the first place?
But I guess we'll never see a downgrade to 5ft10.75 > 5ft11 for Hollywood's golden macho son...

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Hey, I just tell it like it is.. I thought the point of this site was to get as close as we can to the exact height.. I don't care what height they are. If you see fallon in dress shoes you can see that he's almost as tall as people like hugh jackman etc.. When he interviews them.. And the most telling is when he's interviewing Dana White and he kicks the "heavy bag".. When his leg is in the air you can see that he has on Robert Downey Jr on the set of iron man-shoes.
Here you can see him in regular sneakers with Justin and as you can see.. He's shorter. Click Here When it comes to Arnold.. I think the GSP-Arnold pic I posted ~10 posts down tells the story on his height as it stands today. And I'm 6'-6'1 myself.. I'm happy either way.. If Arnold seemed 6'2 today.. I'd say he looked that today.. I even like the guy. And height has nothing to do with being a man in my book.. Someone can be taller and still less of a man in my eyes.. For example in the moment someone cheats on their wife or something.
Connor 183cm says on 26/Jul/14
@Amaze i think Arnie is no more than 5ft 11.25 -181cm, he is for sure under 6ft now as the man is almost 70 if im not mistaken,182cm is a wee bit too high imo, i wouldn't be suprised if he's only 5ft 11 flat today, in some scenes in Escape Plan with Sly whos now shrunk too he looks only 5ft 8.5 now, a weak 5ft 9, Arnie really struggled to look 5ft 11 in that film let alone 6ft he even looked 5ft 10.75 with Sly.
Lucio says on 26/Jul/14
mId says on 25/Jul/14
Fallon wears extreme heels most of the time. In the same type sneakers side by side with Justin Timberlake.. he's a smidge shorter than Justin.
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This explains why Fallon is taller than Arnold, quod erat demonstrandum.
I told that guy had to wear type women shoes to be taller than Arnie, and here's the confirmation.
In spite of all Arnie's downgraders.
Amaze says on 26/Jul/14
Lol my sociology teacher said arnold was a massive guy like 6'8. Shes tiny tho must be shorter than 5 around 4'10? Shes scared of him.. The tallest guy in the class was 6'5 and said oh he must be taller than me. Wait till i show him this lol he will tower arnold today wow everyone thinks he was a massive huge guy when hes just tall xD but honestly i think hes shrunk even more today from 187 6'1.5 he is now 182 or 5'11.5 maybe even 5'11.25. Shrunkshrunk
Vibram says on 26/Jul/14
Lol, people trying to justify their belief that dear Arnold is still a strong 6 footer by claiming Fallon is a lift wearer. Why are you so defensive that he has fallen below 6ft? Does it somehow effect your own masculinity, huh? Why do you link height to masculinity in the first place?

But I guess we'll never see a downgrade to 5ft10.75 > 5ft11 for Hollywood's golden macho son...
mId says on 25/Jul/14
Fallon wears extreme heels most of the time. In the same type sneakers side by side with Justin Timberlake.. he's a smidge shorter than Justin.
spaniard68 says on 25/Jul/14
Yeah, Fallon has a better posture than him.
Vibram says on 25/Jul/14
Yeah he does look a little shorter than 5ft11.5 Jimmy Fallon Click Here

That makes arnold about 5ft10.75 > weak 5ft11 max today.
Dmeyer says on 25/Jul/14
Évén with arnie good posture Jimmy looks a haïr taller , rob its Time for an upgrate for Jimmy he consistanly look 5'11.75-6ft
The Exorcist says on 24/Jul/14
@spaniard68: Now that I've seen it again, he is shorter than Jimmy, yes. Not sure it's as much as an inch though - Fallon is standing with perfect posture, Arnold is relaxed. But he definitely is shorter. Shame we can't see the footwear.
spaniard68 says on 22/Jul/14
Ya think? freeze the image at 1:29, Arnie looks a bit shorter than Jimmy, maybe 1", he has to look UP at him, right?
The Exorcist says on 22/Jul/14
He's the same height as (5'11.5" listed) Jimmy Fallon in this video.
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Lucio says on 21/Jul/14
Connor 183cm says on 20/Jul/14
Rob when will you be changing Arnies current listing? i doubt he's 182cm though
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I really don't understand this rush to change Arnold's height to 182 cm, especially when there is no safe evidence that he is 100% this height.
All recent pics that have been seen here and on internet, with some exceptions probably due to a bad angle shot, or unevenness of the ground and / or different shoes, in my opinion, he is a strong 183 cm today and maybe a little bit of most.
Claiming that he is 182 cm when there is no clear and safe evidence, it is stupid.
mId says on 21/Jul/14
Click Here Here he is with GSP.. GSP is listed 5'10.. But people often say he's closer to 5'9. Hard time seeing arnold at a legit 6' today.
spaniard68 says on 20/Jul/14
We all know Mr. Arnold used to wear thick soled shoes in his movies...KROC, regarding your question,I have to tell you I borrowed the picture from the person who took it: his wife, I had this picture at home for quite a long time but had to give it back to her . . I said that I still had that photo to emphasize my words. I drop in on her every now and then and see that picture standing on an old t.v. set, I know it would be a good thing to post it in order to support the evidence..don't know if she still has the negatives, those were old cameras..anyway, like I said, Arnold looked more like 5'11.5" standing next to my friend who was 1.74m....nevertheless it's the actor's performance that really counts ,height is a secondary nuance.Arnold will always be a myth, I wouldn't be surprised if he was upgraded to 6'3"..such is life...I think 6'0.5" is spot-on for his peak height with all due respect to those of you who think otherwise.
Zach says on 20/Jul/14
Rob, just wondering why all the fans' pictures with Arnie were removed? I remember at one point there were three pictures in the blurb. Was quite good for comparison purposes.
[Editor Rob: putting other photos up has risks. But ultimately I only wanted to have photos I am in or have seen taken.]
Connor 183cm says on 20/Jul/14
Rob when will you be changing Arnies current listing? i doubt he's 182cm though
Vladimir says on 20/Jul/14
Click Here movie Eraser (1996) - Arnold looked about 186cm tall next to Nick Chinlund who is 188-189cm tall.
Vibram says on 19/Jul/14
Half an inch over 6ft in his prime, say 184cm, and now 5ft10.75 > 5ft11 today (179cm > 180cm). I think thats pretty accurate. About 1.75 inches height loss due to ageing and lifestyle - not that abnormal for a man who abused steroids, took lots of protein (depletes your body of calcium - bone material) and heavy lifting for decades.

So long folks and those who still believe this guy was 6ft2 peak and a strong 6ft today - complete joke.
KROC says on 19/Jul/14
@spaniard68
Could you post that picture?
spaniard68 says on 18/Jul/14
I have a picture of him and a friend of mine.The photo was taken during the Olympic Games of Barcelona in 1992. There was no ground unevenness because this picture was taken indoors.At 45 I think Arnold hadn't lost much height yet, probably a quarter of an inch as a result of hard training...my friend was 5'9" and I can assure you Mr Arnold was nowhere near 6'1.5" standing next to him, he was between 1.80-1.83m,( 5'11"-6'0") most likely 1.82m. Besides, him and James Coburn acted together in a movie, I think it was ERASER..Coburn was pushing 70 in 1996, He really was 6'2" peak height, by the time you turn 68 or 70 you will probably have lost 1"..well Coburn had at least 1" on Arnold in the film, maybe 1.5"..let's say he was 1.84 in his prime... but I'm not quite sure.
stan says on 16/Jul/14
i'd still peg him as a 6ft guy, he could still pull it off
5'11" barefoot says on 15/Jul/14
Barefoot 6 foot even with shoes 6'1 to 6'2" with shoes....no more no less...keep lifting my puny pencil neck friends and maybe you'll get some size since you cant grow in height might as well get puffy and strong
Dmeyer says on 15/Jul/14
Deat rob If sly is 174cm arnie is defenetly no more than 5'11.5 , i Know i ask a lot and thank you again for sly but arnie is defenetly not taller than 5'11.5 is it possible to list him that
Nick says on 15/Jul/14
Themotorbikeman says on 12/Jul/14
Serge Nubret was 5ft 10 according to his fansite:

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His stats are listed too.

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There is an error in conversion. 180 cm is NOT 5'10". That is 70.9 inches, which is almost 71 inches. That is 5'11". Serge Nubret himself had said he was 5'11.5" peak and Arnold was 187 - 188 cm (around 6'2") on bodybuilding.com where he was a regular poster and used to answer questions. Go read the full thread.
Nick says on 15/Jul/14
Source: Ric Drasin interview

Ric Drasin was Arnold's training partner in the late 60s and early 70s. While recalling Arnold's early years he said:

"First time I met Arnold was in 1969. He was absolutely in one word huge back in those days. He was around 6'1" - 6'2" and weighed around 260 pounds when I first met him......My Aunt who was Austrian invited him for dinner and they had a great time sharing Austrian stories.....Arnold was so big he could not fit in cars and could not fit in chairs. Back then he had a Volkswagen Beetle in which he could barely fit his legs....He broke my aunt's recliner chair while trying to fit into".
Henk says on 14/Jul/14
Arnold was 185-186 cm in prime (source Guiness world of records, his own words in an german interview, protocols from bodybuilding competitions and all the photos prove it) and is now 182-183 cm. He never looked 6.2 but he was it in shoes.
Godfrey says on 13/Jul/14
Morons will call the man 5'10 or 5'11. The man towers people in this day and age.
Peak 6'1.5 to 6'2
Today 6'0.5
Themotorbikeman says on 12/Jul/14
Serge Nubret was 5ft 10 according to his fansite:

Click Here

His stats are listed too.
Vladimir says on 12/Jul/14
Click Here with Jay Leno
Click Here with Robert Downey Jr.
1980 - Click Here with Sven Ole thorsen
I think that he was 187cm tall, and now about 182-183cm.
RisingForce says on 12/Jul/14
Arnold is slouching and seems to have a couple of inches on Nubret. No idea how that helps the case of a sub-6'1" Arnold.
stan says on 11/Jul/14
Arnold towers over Serge, definitely over 6ft1 in his prime. Listing seems accurate.
Dmeyer says on 10/Jul/14
Near nubert he looks 186/187cm over 6ft1
Vibram says on 10/Jul/14
22 year old Arnold with 180cm / 5ft11 Serge Nubret: Click Here
Vibram says on 10/Jul/14
Bodybuilder says on 9/Jul/14
Arnold was definitely a strong 6' 1.5" in his prime. He could've even been 6' 2.25" in the morning. His 6'2" claim was not a lie for sure. He's a living legend regardless of his height.

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Get off your high horse arnold man crush. I just posted evidence a few collums down on the 6th July which proved he's about 3 > 3.5" inches taller than 5ft9 Frank Zane. Both barefoot, no hiding. Its one of the most legit pics on the web.
Lucio says on 10/Jul/14
Bodybuilder says on 9/Jul/14
Arnold was definitely a strong 6' 1.5" in his prime. He could've even been 6' 2.25" in the morning. His 6'2" claim was not a lie for sure. He's a living legend regardless of his height.
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Exact Bodybuilder KROC and Ernie, the evidence in favor he was 6'1.5", are many, and only complexed monkeys severely retarded, don't accept it.
As I have said many times, only a psychiatric care is what we want for these people.
Bodybuilder says on 9/Jul/14
Arnold was definitely a strong 6' 1.5" in his prime. He could've even been 6' 2.25" in the morning. His 6'2" claim was not a lie for sure. He's a living legend regardless of his height.

All heights are barefeet Estimates, derived from quotations by celebrities, official websites, agency resumes, actors I've met at conventions and pictures/films.

Vital statistics like weight, shoe or bra size measurements have been taken from quotes by the actors themselves in interviews, resumes or articles.

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