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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Finn says on 23/Sep/14
It is obvious that Arnie was 187cm like he was measured many times in his prime. I bet most of these users don't understand that big contributer to Arnold's height loss is his steroid use. He obviously kept using through his film career and this is the result. He also didn't include dairy products in his diets which obviously made it worse. His spine looks totally collapsed together.
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KROC says on 23/Sep/14
What photos are you talking about Hubert? There are photos of Arnold with tall bodybuilders such as Steve Reeves and Reg Park where he he seems to have the edge. Pictures with Clint Eastwood, Ronald Reagan where he looks at least 6'1. Lets not even get into the photos that Nick posted with Jeff Bridge where he is similar height, even at a disadvantage concerning footwear. Arnold is not listed as 6'2 as you can see. Nobody here thinks he was ever 6'2. But anything below 6'1 is inconceivable.
Clay says on 22/Sep/14
Danimal says on 22/Sep/14
Clay says on 21/Sep/14
George St.Pierre is not under 5'10''.

I have met him several times here in Montreal (my home town) Clay. Have had a few Molson Dry with him and some of his friends and some of mine. I'm 5'10" in the morning dip to less than that in the morning and we were the same height. I have been big into the UFC and MMA lifestyle since 2008 and have provided Rob with several pictures of me with various MMA/UFC guys in the past.

I remember the pics. Maybe GSP at 5'9.5 is fair then? What is going on because Arnold only has an inch or so on him there.
BigViking says on 22/Sep/14
Danimal: So meeting MMA fighters makes you badass???
Hubert says on 22/Sep/14
Well, KROC, the proof is in the photos and the relative heights of those pictured with him. Where is your proof he was ever, in this lifetime, six foot two, as he claimed he was for 50 years. Was he ever, peak, six foot two? Absolutely, in Cuban heels or cowboy boots and elevator shoes, he was, in fact, six foot two. Maybe, just maybe, those of use who believe Arnold is not what he pretends aren't 'jealous' but rather more interested in the truth than fantasy. Maybe some of us aren't even short (to me, five ten, Arnold's height, is way short).
Danimal says on 22/Sep/14
miko says on 19/Sep/14
Arnie has lost somewhere around 1.5/2 inches which for a man closing in on 70, isn't too much above the norm. 6'1 peak down to just over 5'11 IMO.

It's funny, but you do the same thing with Hulk Hogan, but both men have lost a minimum of 3". Hogan went from 6'6" to just under 6'3" and Arnold has gone from 6'1.5"-6'1.75" to under 5'11" today.
Danimal says on 22/Sep/14
Clay says on 21/Sep/14
George St.Pierre is not under 5'10''.

I have met him several times here in Montreal (my home town) Clay. Have had a few Molson Dry with him and some of his friends and some of mine. I'm 5'10" in the morning dip to less than that in the morning and we were the same height. I have been big into the UFC and MMA lifestyle since 2008 and have provided Rob with several pictures of me with various MMA/UFC guys in the past.
KROC says on 22/Sep/14
@Gus/Hubert
So where's your proof? As far as I'm concerned you guys are jealous or maybe short? Yes we all know Arnold is full of it. Always has been and always will be. Still all evidence points to the fact that he was over 6'1. Plain and simple
Connor183 says on 22/Sep/14
Will arnie ever be listed at 181cm? it seems to me we will never see him being listed under 6ft, 182 is a tad too high, 5ft 11-11.25 is what he looks today.
Hubert says on 21/Sep/14
Arnold claiming, recently, a peak of six foot one and three-quarters and now six foot one-half inch is about as credible as...everything else he claims. In other words, shelve it somewhere between b.s. and poppycock.
Clay says on 21/Sep/14
George St.Pierre is not under 5'10''.
Larry says on 21/Sep/14
Whether, in fact, he's five foot nine or six foot two, Arnold will go down in history as a great actor (he has won many Oscars), a great politician (no one had a higher opinion poll rating when he left office in the history of California gubernatorial elections), a great bodybuilder (and he never used the shortcut of steroids either: he earned it the natural way!), and a great family man, which is why he has only been married once.
Lucio says on 19/Sep/14
@Danimal, in the Jimmy Fallon video's,
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their shoes are not visible in the shot, so this makes me think that Fallon is wearing some kind of elevator shoes, because he's wearing a woman's wig for that sketch.
In the absence of another full body shot of both for comparison, I'm not safe that Fallon is taller than Arnold.
Just a clip, and most importantly without shot of shoes, is not enough to say that Fallon is taller than Arnold.
miko says on 19/Sep/14
Arnie has lost somewhere around 1.5/2 inches which for a man closing in on 70, isn't too much above the norm. 6'1 peak down to just over 5'11 IMO.
Gus says on 19/Sep/14
It's interesting that those who accuse Arnold of being five foot ten or less are accused of 'trolling,' yet those who trumpet Arnold of being six one or two are not accused of 'trolling.' The less you know about Hollywood, the more you will believe his 'official height' (pause for laughter).
Gus says on 19/Sep/14
I think it became such big thing about his height because people are sick of actors/politicians lying for a living.
Vladimir says on 19/Sep/14
Surya Sivakumar (5'5" -5'6") with Arnold in recent picture:
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Nils says on 18/Sep/14
Well for sure he lost atleast a solid inch..
He can appear weak 6ft today..
i think it became such big thing about his height because people expect 6'2 and then they see him at 5'11-6ft
kyuss says on 18/Sep/14
Click Here Anyone who says thats a 6-0 tall guy stood next to hulk and joe should get to the doctors rapid !!!! Never 6-0 in todays world!!!!!!!!
Danimal says on 18/Sep/14
Lucio says on 18/Sep/14
Dmeyer says on 18/Sep/14
Rob can you list arnie 5'11.75 as i could be 1 million he is not over 182.245cm at night and very possibly between 181-2cm
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Dmeyer, come on ... do not make me laugh please!
Because would you say that you know to tell the difference between 182 cm (sorry, 182,245 cm LOL) and 183 cm?
Ahahahahah .. come on...!
It is also seen by eye that he is not less than 183 cm today,

Lucio, it is seen by your eyes that Arnold is not under 6'0" today, but not seen by many other's eyes who see with their eyes that 5'11.5" Jimmy Fallon is noticeably taller than Arnold and Arnold barely edges out 5'9"-5'10" George St-Pierre. This is not me trolling. This is me being rationally and logically objective and seeing with my eyes what is in front of my eyes to see and not what I think he should be or what Rob has him listed at.
Joe257 says on 18/Sep/14
I think Arnold was 6'1.5" or 6'1.75" during his Prime! Today!? 6'0" right out of bed, 5'11.5" for MOST of the day, 5'11" flat late in the evening after standing for most, or a large portion, of the day! Editor Rob, Please Update this Listing Whenever you Can!!!
Lucio says on 18/Sep/14
Dmeyer says on 18/Sep/14
Rob can you list arnie 5'11.75 as i could be 1 million he is not over 182.245cm at night and very possibly between 181-2cm
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Dmeyer, come on ... do not make me laugh please!
Because would you say that you know to tell the difference between 182 cm (sorry, 182,245 cm LOL) and 183 cm?
Ahahahahah .. come on...!
It is also seen by eye that he is not less than 183 cm today, just don't be fooled by trolls, and wonky photos.
Dmeyer says on 18/Sep/14
Rob can you list arnie 5'11.75 as i could be 1 million he is not over 182.245cm at night and very possibly between 181-2cm
Danimal says on 17/Sep/14
kyuss says on 13/Sep/14
No way hes 6-0" today rob. 5-11" max.

I agree, otherwise, Jimmy Fallon should be raised to 6'1"+, which we know he's not.
Danimal says on 17/Sep/14
kyuss says on 13/Sep/14
No way hes 6-0" today rob. 5-11" max.

I agree, otherwise, Jimmy Kimmel should be raised to 6'1"+, which we know he's not.
Danimal says on 17/Sep/14
Dmeyer says on 15/Sep/14
5'11.5 listing Will releave a lot of people

Well, it would be a step in the right direction.
Danimal says on 17/Sep/14
stan says on 17/Sep/14
those that say Arnie is only 5'10 really need a reality check, because to me it's quite clear just by looking at him i can see he cannot be 5'10. I get it 5'10 is not short but to to say Arnie is 5'10 is just madness. I can understand people saying he's 5'11 today even though i feel he's a weak 6'0, weather i like him or not, he is above average height today and even taller in his younger days.

You're in denial Stan. 5'11.5" Jimmy Kimmy is noticeably taller than Arnold today. Arnold barely edged out 5'9"-5'10" George St. Pierre recently. I don't think he's a flat 5'10", but he's most certainly under 5'11". The proof is there for you to see if your eyes want to see it.
stan says on 17/Sep/14
those that say Arnie is only 5'10 really need a reality check, because to me it's quite clear just by looking at him i can see he cannot be 5'10. I get it 5'10 is not short but to to say Arnie is 5'10 is just madness. I can understand people saying he's 5'11 today even though i feel he's a weak 6'0, weather i like him or not, he is above average height today and even taller in his younger days.
Danimal says on 17/Sep/14
sixfoot200sam says on 15/Sep/14
It's enough that Arnie the narcissist once said that "most people really LOOK UP to me." Who says that?! This shows he was obsessed with his height and was not satisfied with being a "mere" 5'10", a more than acceptable height for a male. Arnie was very careful never to be seen in public without his trusty lifts.

Really? So I guess he wore lifts all throughout the mid 60's until 1980 when he was barefoot on stage, or in sandals in Pumping Iron standing next to 6'4" Lou Ferrigno at the time? Arnold WAS a tall man (well above average). He easily stood over 6'1" (barefoot) until his height loss started to kick in.
Lucio says on 16/Sep/14
sixfoot200sam says on 15/Sep/14
It's enough that Arnie the narcissist once said that "most people really LOOK UP to me." Who says that?! This shows he was obsessed with his height and was not satisfied with being a "mere" 5'10", a more than acceptable height for a male. Arnie was very careful never to be seen in public without his trusty lifts.
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Well, it's pretty obvious that you need a psychiatric visit to help you overcome phobias and inferiority complexes that plague you.
best wishes. :)
Arch Stanton says on 16/Sep/14
sixfoot200sam says on 15/Sep/14

Well yes, he is, and that's a good part of the reason for his tremendous success. Bodybuilders don't get to that level of dedication without having narcissistic tendencies. I think it's a good thing to have plenty of self confidence and belief, but there are certainly cases where guys too much into themselves can be highly irritating to be around and unlikeable. Arnie is a very likeable guy, healthy ego or not.
sixfoot200sam says on 15/Sep/14
It's enough that Arnie the narcissist once said that "most people really LOOK UP to me." Who says that?! This shows he was obsessed with his height and was not satisfied with being a "mere" 5'10", a more than acceptable height for a male. Arnie was very careful never to be seen in public without his trusty lifts.
miko says on 15/Sep/14
He's very lucky if he clears 6'0 out of bed these days.

5'11.5 listing would be closer to the mark but I wouldn't rule out 5'11.25/5'11 very late in the day.
Mission says on 15/Sep/14
Those who live in the Los Angeles area, feel free to stalk Arnie and do you best to capture a photo of/with him. This will relieve all the people who are insecure with Arnie's 6 foot listing. For example, if you spot arnie snap a picture, its like a game...like where's waldo. You snap the picture, analyze it, then walk up to the building where he was standing. From there the photo can tell you where the top of his head is, so having measuring tape handy, measure the height according to the photo. If he is wearing large boots, you can still estimate the height.
Dmeyer says on 15/Sep/14
5'11.5 listing Will releave a lot of people
Danimal says on 15/Sep/14
Concerned 181 cm says on 13/Sep/14
Carl Weathers was officially listed as 6'2 during his time as a football player. You do realize that all this "Arnie was 5'10-511 peak" talk makes him 5'10, meaning the NFL inflated his height by four inches? My god guys.

People aren't saying he was 5'10" at this peak. The majority believe he was over 6'1" at this peak, with the very few that believe he was only 6'0". The 5'10" claim is of his current height, which isn't very far from the truth.
176,2Tunman says on 14/Sep/14
@sixfoot200sam
we are only giving opinions on this site but within a reasonable range.5'10 just doesn't make sense,come on the man was just too tall to be only 5'10,6'1 range is the most likely answer.
Imagine you don't know Rob is 5'8 and had to give a guess,of course you'll never know his height for sure but you can exclude for exp marks like 168 or 180 he just won't look that marks.
If Arnie is 5'10 most heights here will be reduced by 3" at least.
sixfoot200sam says on 14/Sep/14
@KROC
No, heaven forbid that the 27-year-old, multiple award winning Men's Health is credible - you are a lot more so. And I totally agree that without measuring the man "right then and there", there's absolutely no way that one can come up with a measurement of height. I am in your debt.
KROC says on 14/Sep/14
@176,2Tunman
Agree with you 100% 186cm is more believable. I'm still skeptical about his current height. He does look 5'11ish with 6'0.75 Barack Obama. But he can also at times look 5'10.
KROC says on 14/Sep/14
@sixfoot200sam
Men's Health credible? LMAO. I mean did they even interview him in person? Did they measure him right then and there? Let me have what your smoking! Might want to change your name to fivefoot97sam lol
Dmeyer says on 13/Sep/14
Rob i wish you happyness and lot of money to get a new kitchen very fast
sixfoot200sam says on 13/Sep/14
Arnold is over 5'10" only when wearing lifts. Men's Health has confirmed this fact, and I think they are a slightly more credible source than "Lucio" (who?). LOL!!
kyuss says on 13/Sep/14
No way hes 6-0" today rob. 5-11" max.
Lucio says on 13/Sep/14
Concerned 181 cm says on 13/Sep/14
Carl Weathers was officially listed as 6'2 during his time as a football player. You do realize that all this "Arnie was 5'10-511 peak" talk makes him 5'10, meaning the NFL inflated his height by four inches? My god guys.

I think him and Arnie were both about 6'1- I actually think Arnie was a hair less than he is listed here, but I'm not going to argue over a quarter of an inch.
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But of course, if he really had been 178 cm, then even Carl Weathers and a "LOT" of other celebrities should be this height, which is highly unlikely.

These people are just trolls who write crap just to give air to the mouth.
Concerned 181 cm says on 13/Sep/14
Carl Weathers was officially listed as 6'2 during his time as a football player. You do realize that all this "Arnie was 5'10-511 peak" talk makes him 5'10, meaning the NFL inflated his height by four inches? My god guys.

I think him and Arnie were both about 6'1- I actually think Arnie was a hair less than he is listed here, but I'm not going to argue over a quarter of an inch.
176,2Tunman says on 12/Sep/14
Rather a strong 5'11 today and yeah definitely 6'1 and change peak.
Like Rob said the 6'1.5 measurement is very credible,though I would question it a little.The mark was probably like 186,5 or 186,7 but knowing Arnie he would have forced himself to his best thus squeezing few mms possibly.
In his early career he looked a solid 6'1 in most of his films with good posture but without forcing himself.He also did look very similar to 6'1 Weathers maybe a very small fraction over him.
6'1.5 is okay but maybe more 186 than 187.If I had to give a range he's more likely 6'1-1.5 than 6'1.5-2 but no more.
Dmeyer says on 12/Sep/14
Rob i thaught you were a millionnaire Like earning 50,000 $ a month with celebheight
[Editor Rob: if I was, then I wouldn't blink twice about paying big money to meet Arnie and I'd be able to afford a new kitchen! See my youtube videos, I still can't afford to get a kitchen done :)]
Junior31 says on 11/Sep/14
Gus says on 10/Sep/14
For the past fifty years, Arnold has been paid (well-paid, actually) to pretend he's larger than life. He actually was larger than life in the late 60's and early 70's. Horizontally-speaking. Not vertically-speaking. Wide. Not tall. As far back as 1975, he was tapering off the size and losing it and he's been living off the legacy of having had muscle since then. He kept up his biceps for 20 years because that's as far as most fans understand about bodybuilding. Was he ever six foot two (or six foot one or six foot one and one-half)? Never. Not even close. But he made a living pretending he was, because it made a really good story even greater (through exaggeration). Those who argue that he's lost half-a-foot in height are, to my mind, deluded and gulled by the presentation of the original package, which was always a lie, vertically-speaking. When he's caught without his lifts (a rarity), the truth is all too obvious. But what a great run he had.
If one argues, "but Ric Drasin swears he was six foot one or two!", Rick Drasin is the same source that says steroids have never caused any health problems in bodybuilders. If one argues that Vince Basile says he measured Arnold at six foot two, Vince Basil is the same guy (look it up on the internet) who claimed Arnold raped a teenage girl in Australia one night after a posing exhibition. Zero credibility in both cases. Men's Health estimated his height at five foot ten. I trust that. Cigar Afficionado also alluded to the same about fifteen or twenty years ago. Most 'action heroes' are short (sub five nine). Arnold passed as tall because he was over five foot nine. Maybe five ten or five eleven peak. Which is a long, long way from the published lie that he was six foot two.


Absurd on all accounts.

Who said anything about losing a half a foot. 2-3 inches is not a half a foot. Read my post below correlating body builders/wrestlers/steroid abusers drastic losses in height. The 5'10 peak nonsense had to stop. That's average height. In 1975 In a Room full of 20 plus people barefoot he was 99pct of the time first or second tallest. what your basically doing is downgrading human beings average height to 5'7.

6'1 and change peak
Weak 5'11 today.
PLB says on 11/Sep/14
I just rewatched 'Pumping Iron' on Netflix the other night. Ferrigno is about two inches taller and Nubret maybe two inches shorter. Arnold is always the tallest body builder on stage is Lou isn't there.

He is nearly a foot taller than Columbu.

I think Arnold probably was a little more than 6'1" back then. All those competition are held bare foot so there's no risk in them wearing funny shoes. However today from seeing him on newsreels or in movies he looks about 5'11".

I know something about that sort of thing. I was 6'4" the morning I fell down the cliff. When I could get up and walk around again - more than a year later - I was 6'2". Some men lose their height gradually. Not me.

Arnold has had some serious illnesses. His heart needed work I think.
Ernie says on 11/Sep/14
Ryan says on 10/Sep/14
S Men's Health is a troll? They have a vested interest in pushing the guy, since the guy represents "Health and Fitness," not in tearing him down. Reality can be a bummer, if you prefer fantasy and lies.


No they have a vested interest in selling magazines and what better way than that ridiculous statement for Arnold's height.
yabbadabbadoo says on 11/Sep/14
5'10"-5'11" peak, ok, so Carl Weathers was 5'9.5"-5'10.5", Lou Ferrigno 6'1-6'2", Tom Arnold 5'10"-5'11" too, David Letterman 5'11"-6', Robert Patrick 5'9"-5'10", and so on...
Arnold was clearly over 6' in his youth, 6'1.25"-6'1.5" (186-187) out of bed sounds possible. Nowadays, at 67, he is 1.5"-2" shorter than then.
Danimal says on 11/Sep/14
marcus says on 4/Sep/14
looks a weak 6'0 in this photo with 6'4 rob terry
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peak 6'1.5
today 5'11.75

5'11.5" Jimmy Fallon is noticeably taller than Arnold today. He's under 5'11".
Lucio says on 11/Sep/14
Gus says on 10/Sep/14
For the past fifty years, Arnold has been paid (well-paid, actually) to pretend he's larger than life. He actually was larger than life in the late 60's and early 70's. Horizontally-speaking. Not vertically-speaking. Wide. Not tall.. bla, bla, bla..
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178 cm, are you talking about his current height, or peak height?
LeakLive says on 11/Sep/14
182-185cm bare foot at peak. I'm 186cm and find it really hard to believe he is significant (5 or more cm) shorter than me.
Gus says on 10/Sep/14
For the past fifty years, Arnold has been paid (well-paid, actually) to pretend he's larger than life. He actually was larger than life in the late 60's and early 70's. Horizontally-speaking. Not vertically-speaking. Wide. Not tall. As far back as 1975, he was tapering off the size and losing it and he's been living off the legacy of having had muscle since then. He kept up his biceps for 20 years because that's as far as most fans understand about bodybuilding. Was he ever six foot two (or six foot one or six foot one and one-half)? Never. Not even close. But he made a living pretending he was, because it made a really good story even greater (through exaggeration). Those who argue that he's lost half-a-foot in height are, to my mind, deluded and gulled by the presentation of the original package, which was always a lie, vertically-speaking. When he's caught without his lifts (a rarity), the truth is all too obvious. But what a great run he had.
If one argues, "but Ric Drasin swears he was six foot one or two!", Rick Drasin is the same source that says steroids have never caused any health problems in bodybuilders. If one argues that Vince Basile says he measured Arnold at six foot two, Vince Basil is the same guy (look it up on the internet) who claimed Arnold raped a teenage girl in Australia one night after a posing exhibition. Zero credibility in both cases. Men's Health estimated his height at five foot ten. I trust that. Cigar Afficionado also alluded to the same about fifteen or twenty years ago. Most 'action heroes' are short (sub five nine). Arnold passed as tall because he was over five foot nine. Maybe five ten or five eleven peak. Which is a long, long way from the published lie that he was six foot two.
Ryan says on 10/Sep/14
S Men's Health is a troll? They have a vested interest in pushing the guy, since the guy represents "Health and Fitness," not in tearing him down. Reality can be a bummer, if you prefer fantasy and lies.
Fran77 says on 10/Sep/14
Troll because you say so. In his best day, with nineteen years old, early in the morning, 5 feet eleven and half; never ever six foot. 1.80-181 cm. flat. He was really tall with 1.80-1.81 in sixtees and even seventees because his bodybuilders pals where taken from the Willow village. People between five feet three inches like Franco Columbo and Five six-five eight (all the golden era bodybuilders). There where only ONE bodybuilder over six feet, Lou Ferrigno. Reg Park, Dennis Tinerino, Arnold, all of them BARELY six feet. Thats why today he´s five eleven with cowboy boots. No one discuss he had the best body ever. But he was no a basketball player.
Lucio says on 10/Sep/14
sixfoot200sam says on 9/Sep/14
Men's Health discovered that Arnold is 5'10", and that's the height they published. You cannot get a more reliable source than that. Arnold is insecure about his height like many in the spotlight, and wears lifts in public (as if 178cm is short). End of story.
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Troll. End of story.
176,2Tunman says on 9/Sep/14
How tall did he looked in Terminator 2?No more than 6'1 definitely and he was in his early 40's,quite unlikely he lost 0.5" at the time possibly few mms if anything.
Strong chances for 6'1-1.25 at peak you agree Rob?
[Editor Rob: I still think the 6ft 1.5 measurement is as good as we can get for a peak Arnie...by early 40's a few mm is quite possible for an extreme lifter.]
sixfoot200sam says on 9/Sep/14
Men's Health discovered that Arnold is 5'10", and that's the height they published. You cannot get a more reliable source than that. Arnold is insecure about his height like many in the spotlight, and wears lifts in public (as if 178cm is short). End of story.
Ryan says on 8/Sep/14
Mission: But knowing Arnie, he would anticipate the knock on the door and when he opens it up and Rob takes the shot, Arnie would, as always, be wearing Bieberboosters or Munsters or his beloved cowboy boots (gee, I wonder why he loves those so much?). However, given the 'lift,' I'm confident he would reach six feet. With assistance.
Junior31 says on 7/Sep/14
Rob would you be against putting up younger photos next to your current photos of celebs like Arnold.? I think it would be a great discussion starter as well as accentuate (or not) a celebs height
[Editor Rob: I am limited to what I can host or put on the page.]
Mission says on 7/Sep/14
Probably would be easier/cheaper for Rob to fly to Los Angeles and knock on Arnie's door first thing in the morning to snap a picture of his height. All Rob would have to do is lightly mark 6' measurement with pencil on the door frame, and as soon as Arnie opens the door, snap the photo.
Frank says on 7/Sep/14
Perfect 6. With heels. And inserts. No more no less.
Jo Stranger says on 6/Sep/14
Perfect 6. No more no less.
Wyatt says on 5/Sep/14
But Harvey, look how much money Arnold made by pretending bodybuilding was about health and fitness. He's almost as rich as Justin Bieber! And taller, too. Of that there is no doubt!
Harvey says on 5/Sep/14
Junior31: If ever there was an argument that lifting is not about 'health and fitness,' as Schwarzenegger has always claimed, you've made it. The chickens came home to roost for the scam artists who promoted it as they are all dropping like flies or looking like...Schwarzenegger. Wizened geriatrics.
Ginger says on 5/Sep/14
Yes, as long as he is wearing shoes with Cuban heels or his beloved cowboy boots (cowboys being quite common among the villagers of Thal, Austria), Arnold really is six feet tall. Without them, sorry, he's decidedly south of the mark. Way south.
davejvz says on 5/Sep/14
Still a solid 6'0 today!
Ignatz says on 4/Sep/14
Junior 31: imagine how awful Arnold would look like (I mean how even more awful) without recourse to the best plastic surgeons in the world! Too bad they can't add stilts to those stitches.
Arch Stanton says on 4/Sep/14
£1500???? For real?? That's insane. I wouldn't pay that to meet God LOL. £300-£500 for a single photo is already well into pushing it territory but £1500 is absolutely ridiculous and egotistical to value themselves that highly.
[Editor Rob: well you get the table magician, meal and talk, I suppose that's about 500 all in :) But people will pay that for a photo, heck there are many fans around the world who pay 300-400 for photos with big singers! ]
Lucio says on 4/Sep/14
Red183 says on 4/Sep/14
marcus says on 4/Sep/14
looks a weak 6'0 in this photo with 6'4 rob terry
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peak 6'1.5
today 5'11.75

Look at 3:15 and their footwear, Rob Terry is 6´3" if Gunn is a legit 6´4"
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With Terry at his real height of ~6´3" Arnie is back to a weak 5´11" today.


Same symptoms of Rockefellas: tendency to downgrade anyone's height, Napoleon complex, others inferiority complex, and strong envy for Arnold.
Get help in a good clinic, you'll feel better.
marcus says on 4/Sep/14
looks a weak 6'0 in this photo with 6'4 rob terry
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peak 6'1.5
today 5'11.75
Junior31 says on 4/Sep/14
Lets a play a game.

Search photos. Past to present of wrestlers/bodybuilders 60 or over who and or took steroids. Find me one who hasn't lost a significant amount of height and or look like a total shell of what they did at there peak.

I'll get you started

Arnold
Hulk hogan
Ric flair
Roddy piper
Paul orndoff
Lou Ferrigno
Ultimate warrior
Lyle alzedo (football) didn't even make it to 60

Good luck finding one who looks decent or even better some that are still alive

Surgeries + physical abuse+ ware and tear+ steroid abuse+ Father Time = physical disasters

Some have lost close to 5 inches from surgeries and 100lbs from destroying there body composition through years of steroid abuse. see (Paul orndoff and roddy piper) some of them are unrecognizable

From morning til night ppl lose close to if not more then half an inch. Don't give me that Arnold lost an inch because his peak was 6ft or 5'11 rubbish. He's friggen 70 and fits the hill for every factor listed above and then some

For Arnold to lose 2-3 inches from his peak at close to 70 isn't just possible. It's probable.

Peak 6'1 and change
Today weak 5'11

The nonsense has to stop
Heylo says on 3/Sep/14
Arch, in the photo above , the angle & the oversized jacket give you the illusion of short legs.
Funds says on 3/Sep/14
Come on, a photo with Rob and Arnie will be the staple of this website. We together can raise the 1500 needed to make this epic moment in history.
Arch Stanton says on 3/Sep/14
I know Arnie is generally considered to have long legs, but in the above photo they look anything but...

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.]

You know you could always run a fundraiser through paypal to raise £300 or whatever it is to get a picture with him. Personally I think it's an outrageous fee and greedy given their wealth but given the traffic this gets in the long term I think it would be a very valuable photo and worth getting.
[Editor Rob: at 1500 quid it's a scandal, well the only way to get one is to buy the vip package.]
Arch Stanton says on 3/Sep/14
@Red High camera and the fact he had relatively short legs and big torso explains it. His legs in the above photo look like a 5 ft 7 or 8 guys!
Danimal says on 3/Sep/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.

Sergio was easily 5'9", if not 5'10". Pics of him next to legit 5'10"-5'11" Sammartino in the 1960's proves it.
Danimal says on 3/Sep/14
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.

Oh btw, Lou was a solid 6'4" in his prime (has since lost some height as well), so while Arnie and Lou may have looked similar in height (I didn't see it), there was about 2.5" difference separating them. Today, that gap has increased, even with Lou being under 6'3" today.
Danimal says on 3/Sep/14
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.

Hate to say it, but I agree with his. I think he was a fraction shy of 6'2" in his prime (maybe 6'2" out of bed) and is a strong 5'10"/weak 5'11" today.

That is a serious height loss for a man of his age (the average will have lost only slightly over 1"), but we've seen it time and time again with aging bodybuilders/weightlifters/wrestlers, who have lost inches in height prematurely (some due to surgeries and some not).
Danimal says on 3/Sep/14
cobra says on 1/Sep/14
Couple of pics with stallone, travolta, willis in 2006:

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Cobra, just from experience, it would be more useful/helpful if you didn't just post random pics from different times, as in this 2006 picture. If you want to post different pics, I suggest you include a little caption, or comment, trying to tell others what you're attempting to prove by posting said pics. As in, look, in this 2006 picture, I believe that Arnie was still this height compared to today in 2014, where I feel he has lost THIS much (And then you can provide a recent pic to back up your claim). See what I'm saying Cobra?
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]
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
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.
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.
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).
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"
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
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
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..
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.

Here is a photo: Click Here

Here is the video: Click Here
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!']
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.
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.
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
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''
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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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.
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 ;)
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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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 ;)]
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.
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.

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