How tall is Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Height

5ft 11.5in (182 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 1.5in (187 cm)
Austrian actor, bodybuilder and politician best known for starring in movies such as The Terminator, Predator, True Lies and Total Recall.
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 with a straight face: "Arnold Schwarzenegger's about 5-11...yeah he says he's Six Three". This estimation is shared by respected actor Richard E. Grant who said "I meet the financial and physical 'muscle' of Tinsletown, in the persons of Mr Stallone and Mr Schwarzeneger...both of whom are substantially shorter than six foot."
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 a worrying 6ft 1/2 inch.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is tall
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:D said on 24/Sep/16
Click Here with 5'8 Neymar
Peter 179cm said on 24/Sep/16
There's a recent pic on Arnold's facebook page with Neymar and he (Arnold) barely looks the same height as him... It's not a proper angle but considering Neymar could be as low as 173cm then that's bad news for Arnie...
yabadabadoo said on 23/Sep/16
180 when he was young is ridiculous, nowadays I agree. Google and you can see he looks 180-181 beside Neymar/Rafinha Alcantara/Javier Mascherano (footballers of F.C.Barcelona, officially 174cm all of them). I think he has lost much height, he looks compressed. My estimation in his youth: 187 morning, 185 night. In that case I'd say he was 186 and that's why he used to say I'm 6'2", a "lie" but not so far from the truth (with shoes on he was that tall).
ptepuia mizo said on 23/Sep/16
he looks always 6.
Harold said on 23/Sep/16
If, in actual fact, Arnie was, as listed here, five foot eleven and 3/4's of an inch, that would make him around six foot one in present day in cowboy boots? He is nowhere near that height in present day. Time for an honest assessment of his current height and an updating that is within the realm of reality rather than schoolboy crush fantasy.
EdwardDV said on 23/Sep/16
"Smith said on 21/Sep/16
I saw him from a distance once. He looked small."

Hahahahaha! Genius! :-)
HM said on 22/Sep/16
The Francois pics are taken from a low angle, so not a good comparison. Look at the shoulder level of both men. I imagine if they had been taken from higher up there would have looked more of a height difference.
Danimal said on 22/Sep/16
Arnold and 5'8" former bodybuilder Mike Francois who was MAX 5'8" in his prime. These pics were taken in 2013:
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Danimal said on 22/Sep/16
Arnold and 5'8" former bodybuilder Mike Francois who was MAX 5'8" in his prime. This is a recent pic: Click Here
Smith said on 21/Sep/16
I saw him from a distance once. He looked small.
Danimal said on 20/Sep/16
Jim Hopper said on 17/Sep/16
Truth said on 16/Sep/16
Arnold
6'1 - 6'1.15" prime
6'0" today LOL today is under 5-11" 100%.

Yup, he's under 5'11" today. I'd give him just over 5'10.5" today. 3" height loss since his prime.
Danimal said on 19/Sep/16
Somewhere between 1979-1982, Arnold standing next to LISTED 6'0.5" (and even some 6'1.5") Dennis Tinerino: Click Here
the Slav said on 19/Sep/16
6'1.5 2-3 hours out of bed at his peak and 6'1 at bed time.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/16
Out of bed: 188-189cm
Before bed: 186-187cm
berta said on 18/Sep/16
i think he was about 187 morning and 185,5 evening and when he started with steroids he could still hold a little over 186 in the evening. I was put on testosterone replacement therapy a couple month ago and the funny thing since then is that even on my legs day when lifting 400 pound for an hour i still am almost as tall as my morning height. I have measured myself for fun a coule of times and since i got testosterone from doktor i only shrink about 5 mm during the day. SO i guess thats why arnold looks a little shorter already in the 1990s. he stopped the steroids and was still 187 in the morning but went from a little over 186 in the evening to little over 185 evening.and now he have shrunk from 185 to maybe181-182 at 70 years and thats its pretty normal.
Jim Hopper said on 17/Sep/16
Truth said on 16/Sep/16
Arnold
6'1 - 6'1.15" prime
6'0" today LOL today is under 5-11" 100%.
GP said on 16/Sep/16
Nowadays he is under 5'11". I have seen him in the gym several times. I remember that I met him when he was still a governor and he looked 5'11"-5'11.5" but he was wearing his favorite brown cowboy style boots. From talking to people who had known him in his hey days, they all say that he was under 6'2" and more so between 6"-6'1". I have always pegged him at 184 in his prime with great posture and puffy hairstyle.
Voice of Reason said on 16/Sep/16
Apart from the odd off-the-wall whacko, someone who claims to have seen Arnold and towered above him because really he's only 5'6", and not even mentioning Harold with his never-ending supply of capes, Conan swords and fanboy taunts to scatter around like confetti he's got a warehouse full of.... apart from all of that I think the general agreement is that a peak Arnold was 6'1" and he's now 5'11".
Truth said on 16/Sep/16
Arnold
6'1 - 6'1.15" prime
6'0" today
Harold said on 14/Sep/16
Sorry, but anabolic steroids do not make you (or Arnold or anyone, for that matter) taller. Not now. Not then. Not ever. Stronger - if you know what you are doing, absolutely. Taller? No. Zero medical data would confirm your conjecture. Zilch. So the idea that Arnold was three and one-half inches taller when he took them because he took them, well, please. Has age shrunk Arnie? Absolutely. But how much is the question. On one hand, you have the 'you can't lose what you never had' camp, who believe Arnold has been lying about his height from day one as an obvious way of padding his physical resume, since for the first ten years of his career, his size and supposed stature WAS his resume, so why wouldn't he pad his resume, as many (liars) do in order to market himself? On the other hand, you have the "no, he really was six foot two" camp because of one supposed measurement from 1968 from another bodybuilder or Arnold's own constant declarations of his height (it's not as if Arnie has been caught in lie after lie...oh, wait...).
Dmeyer said on 14/Sep/16
Alex if you are 5 ft 10 shoes on h was 5 ft 11,5-6ft loafers on so 5 ft 11-11,25 for him
Danimal said on 14/Sep/16
Wallace said on 5/Sep/16
He's only about as tall as I am five eleven. Must have caught him on a day without lifts

He is 69 years old and has dramatically shrunk since his prime. He would have had over 2" on you in his younger years.
Danimal said on 14/Sep/16
Alex said on 13/Sep/16
I'm a competitive weight lifter and had the fortune to meet him (and get a picture next to him) at the Arnold Classic in March. I'm 5'9" barefoot on the money, and I was wearing shoes that gave me about an extra inch. Arnold had me for sure by 1.5" if not closer to 2". He was wearing khakis, a polo shirt, and regular slip-on loafers, so even if he did have lifts like I see people saying they could not have been significant. It was mid-afternoon (so he had probably lost some height as did I from being on our feet all day). I call him at 5'11.5"-6'. 6' would be the MAX. For the record, steroids and weight lifting make you TALLER, not shorter - the bones and joints grow larger, and the pads of your feet even thicken quite a bit, not to mention your posture is much better. I have no trouble buying that he was 6'2" on steroids and lifting every day in his youth. You'd only be shorter on squat day when you have weight on your back...and if you move 405+ lbs for reps for a couple hours, you DO compress those discs. I lose 2" in height on leg day, no joke. TIFWIW

You realize that if you're 5'9" flat and he had you by 1.5"-2" that would put him at 5'10.5"-5'11", not 5'11.5"-6'0" and NO, steroids do not make you taller. Joints and bones do NOT grow from steroids. You are thinking of GH (Growth Hormone) and that only makes you grow horizontally, not vertically.
Pierre said on 14/Sep/16
@Alex=if Arnold is 2 inches max over you(" 5"9' on the money ") ,he's not 6"0' max but 5"11' max(if he has not lifts)
Alex said on 13/Sep/16
I'm a competitive weight lifter and had the fortune to meet him (and get a picture next to him) at the Arnold Classic in March. I'm 5'9" barefoot on the money, and I was wearing shoes that gave me about an extra inch. Arnold had me for sure by 1.5" if not closer to 2". He was wearing khakis, a polo shirt, and regular slip-on loafers, so even if he did have lifts like I see people saying they could not have been significant. It was mid-afternoon (so he had probably lost some height as did I from being on our feet all day). I call him at 5'11.5"-6'. 6' would be the MAX. For the record, steroids and weight lifting make you TALLER, not shorter - the bones and joints grow larger, and the pads of your feet even thicken quite a bit, not to mention your posture is much better. I have no trouble buying that he was 6'2" on steroids and lifting every day in his youth. You'd only be shorter on squat day when you have weight on your back...and if you move 405+ lbs for reps for a couple hours, you DO compress those discs. I lose 2" in height on leg day, no joke. TIFWIW
Giorgi said on 12/Sep/16
I don't know. He seemed about and inch over James Belushi in Red Heat. I think hi must've been 183-184 at his peak.
Harold said on 11/Sep/16
Are there any fanboys left who actually believe little Arnie's lie that he was six foot one half inch in 2013? What you've got to admit is the man, however deluded (or is it calculatingly and deliberately deceiving) is consistent. Now, as to six foot and one half inch, do you think he means with cowboy boots and lifts therein, or do you think he means standing on a stepladder during the measurement? Oh, wait, Vince Basile must have measured him...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Sep/16
6ft1 flat is too low peak
Jordan87 said on 7/Sep/16
Shredder,

See below Pic. In Loken's Case I dont think her Hairline is much off her actual top of her head, for what ever reason. Maybe an 1/2" but her Hairline in Rob's Pic is only around 5'9, now compare that with her pic with Rob and she is lucky to get 5'10. Arnold was 5'10.75 at age 55 IMO based on his pics with her and 6'0 in his prime to me.


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Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 6/Sep/16
"Arnold Schwarzenegger's Height is 5ft 11.25in (181cm)"
"Peak Height was 6ft 1in (185.4cm)"
Josh Jeffords said on 5/Sep/16
Whoa that can't be true can it arne has often looked over 6 3 in shoes.
Even in term 1 he was tall well over bien who claims 6ft.
And 2 or more over rob pat who claims average or better.
All the jerking iron must a shrunken him and the roids.
jwwjr said on 5/Sep/16
I met a man at work who met Arnold at one of those comic con events.He said Arnold was about my height.I'm 5ft. 11 and 1/8.
Wallace said on 5/Sep/16
He's only about as tall as I am five eleven. Must have caught him on a day without lifts
Canson said on 5/Sep/16
@Christian: I agree with you on the 185. That's exactly how I've heard Arnold described in person prime. A relative of mine met him in the 70s. It was widely suspected that Arnold was shorter than 6'1 but he was that (they are same height) prime. He's shrunk since (lol steroids and lifting). And I think Lou Ferrigno was a weak 6'4 like 6'3.5, at worst a very strong 6'3 prime
Shredder said on 5/Sep/16
Jordan87 , I noticed that you are looking at the charts wrong , you are looking at where their hair line begins and not the actual top of their heads.

Loken 's hair is really adding nothing and she looks close to 5'11 , maybe a tad less might fit her. Patrick's hair starts at 5'10 but ends at barely 5'11 , I disagree with Rob and think Patrick is max 5'10.75 , I'll give you that.

As for Biehn I have no reason to lie about what I saw or upgrade or downgrade anybody. Biehn had more footwear over me and looked 6 ft and change , so he still would be around the listed height if I saw him in the same footwear as me. Come on now , why would Rob give him 5'11.75 if he thought he looked under 5'11?
Jordan87 said on 4/Sep/16
Shredder , I respectively disagree. Patrick doesn't look over 5'10 with rob ( taking into account that rob mentions Patrick has more footwear.

As far as loken goes , the top picture is what we should all go by since they have equal footwear. To me she doesn't look over 5'10 there , her hair gets her to like 5'10'.75.

As far as Mike bieghn , if he was 6'0 to you shredder I'm not calling you a liar , though you must agree he doesn't look 6 foot in robs pic ?
Shredder said on 4/Sep/16
Loken is at worst 5'10.5 to 5'11 , Patrick isn't over 5'11 now , but 5'10 is too low , Arnold was measured 6'1.5 in his prime , so minimum 6'1 " and Biehn face to face was closer to 6' . than 5'11 , let alone 5'10.5 and Rob agrees. You are way off on all of these Jordan.
Jim Hopper said on 4/Sep/16
He wasnt 6-1,5 peak. He was 6-2" in boots peak. Go figure. 6-0.5 peak max.
Jordan87 said on 1/Sep/16
Christian , look at the pics of loken and rob and get your facts straight . Rob says in the picture above that the footwear is even unlike the below picture.

She is not 5'11 in the picture she is 5'9.75.Get your facts straight and look at the picture again , then come back to this page and says she looks 5'11. Hair doesn't count little buddy ;)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Sep/16
I think he may have been 188/189cm out of bed peak
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 1/Sep/16
Harold... Please go back to Getbig!

Danimal I agree with your views on the Vince Basile measurement
The pic you posted with Mentzer and Jusup was from the 78' Mr. universe... The other bodybuilder in it was Reid Shcindle. I've trained in the same gym with Reid and he is about 5'10-11
GP said on 1/Sep/16
The photos with Wilkosz that Danimal posted, I hope people can see that Wilkosz is posing and Arnold is not. So I don't understand how can anybody even use that to compare their heights. And this entire Basile story is most likely not true. Vince has been accused of making up lot of stories including him getting "Arnold Lifetime Achievement Award", lol.
Jordan87 said on 1/Sep/16
Danimal,

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A Picture is worth a Thousand words, much more then a Claim. Robert Patrick is 5'10, no taller. He is pictured with Rob at 5'10.5 on this site and Rob said Robert's footwear was 1/2" Thicker, So Robert Patrick is 5'10. Arnold is 1.25" taller than Him in the picture I posted. Yes he is a good deal younger in the pic then he is now, likely around 60yo. I cannot believe he shrank more then 2" at age 60. A Man his age ( In the Photo) Shrinks around 1" Tops. Arnold was maybe 6'0.25 in his prime. To argue for another inch Danimal is stupid but I am certainly ruling out that he was some vanilla 5'10 guy in his prime. No way I believe that. He was a tall man in his prime, hovering around 6 foot again I have him for a 5'11.5 to 6'0.5 range as a young man.

I would go what Arnold appears in pictures more than a guy who has claimed to have measured him. I never Got the impression Arnold was 6'1.5 in his prime.
Christian-196cm (6ft5.25) said on 31/Aug/16
Danimal said on 31/Aug/16
Jordan87 said on 24/Aug/16
Arnie is not taller than 5'10.5 today( late 60's). I believe he was 6'0 tall In his prime more or less. He was only 1/2" taller than 5'10ish kristanna loken when he was 55 years old. Could not have shrunk more than 1.5" by his mid 50's people sorry. He was right around 6 foot in his prime . Still tall.

Again, I don't know why people don't understand that he was measured in 1969 by a man who did not even like him and still doesn't to this day (Vince Basile). He measured him barefoot at night at 6'1.5".

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Kristianna Loken is 5ft11, not 5ft10. And there's even a pic of her with Rob to prove it. So that would make Arnold 5ft11.5 at 55 yrs old. Please get your facts right first.
Harold said on 31/Aug/16
re: "Again, I don't know why people don't understand that he was measured in 1969 by a man who did not even like him and still doesn't to this day (Vince Basile). He measured him barefoot at night at 6'1.5". "
Ah, yes, because it would be incomprehensible to question the word/veracity of a steroid-using bodybuilder on another steroid-using bodybuilder on a supposed incident that supposedly took place 47 years ago. It's not as if Vince Basile is treated as a joke on every single bodybuilding website. Oh, wait... But I understand where you're coming from: Vince also refers to Arnold as a 'real he-man.' Arnold six one and one-half? Only in your dreams, Sunshine.
Danimal said on 31/Aug/16
Jordan87 said on 24/Aug/16
Arnie is not taller than 5'10.5 today( late 60's). I believe he was 6'0 tall In his prime more or less. He was only 1/2" taller than 5'10ish kristanna loken when he was 55 years old. Could not have shrunk more than 1.5" by his mid 50's people sorry. He was right around 6 foot in his prime . Still tall.

Again, I don't know why people don't understand that he was measured in 1969 by a man who did not even like him and still doesn't to this day (Vince Basile). He measured him barefoot at night at 6'1.5".
Danimal said on 31/Aug/16
Arnold with legit 6'0" Jusup Wilkosz about 35 years ago:
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Here's Jusup with 5'11" Lee Haney: Click Here & Click Here
Jusup with 5'8" Mike Mentzer at the end: Click Here & Click Here
Jusup in the back row next to listed 6'0.5" Dennis Tinerino and 5'9"-5'9.5" Frank Zane at the end: Click Here
Danimal said on 29/Aug/16
And another picture of Arnold in shoes with barefoot 6'0" Jusup in the early 80's:
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mrtguy said on 28/Aug/16
Nowadays he looks much shorter than he was in his prime
Peter 179cm said on 28/Aug/16
@ Jordan87 You could argue anywhere between 6'0-6'0.5 for a peak Arnold,imo. And maybe closer to 6'1.5-2 with big shoes or boots.
184guy said on 28/Aug/16
Hahaha Rob
And David Ayer is supposedly to be 6'2.5 and he can look 6'2 Range with Arnold
That obviou to inflate and make more impressive the ego of the actors
Editor Rob: I was looking for a ;) in his tweet, but I think the guy was serious!
Jordan87 said on 24/Aug/16
Arnie is not taller than 5'10.5 today( late 60's). I believe he was 6'0 tall In his prime more or less. He was only 1/2" taller than 5'10ish kristanna loken when he was 55 years old. Could not have shrunk more than 1.5" by his mid 50's people sorry. He was right around 6 foot in his prime . Still tall.
Jim Hopper said on 24/Aug/16
Next to Harrison Ford recently he looks 5-10.5" max.
the Slav said on 24/Aug/16
6'1 peak at evening - 6'1.5 not impossible though but a bit unlikely
Fog5'11 said on 23/Aug/16
I think an inch was added on by arnie in that last sentence. Really it should be : 'Arnold has also recently said that he was "6ft and 3/4" but now has shrunk to 6ft 0, as measured by his daughter and in 2013 mentioned he was down to a worrying 5ft 11.5 inch'. :P

Joking aside though i thought he looked a solid 6'1 at peak - probably would measure 1.86 range in the evening.
Alucard said on 22/Aug/16
Like i said, check out Terminator Genisys... The scene where Reese, Arnold and Connor are walking to and into the bunker with all the weaponry around... Courtney is what? A legit 6' footer probably, 180cm or over it, he's barefeet, Arnold with boots, and Arnold is still fairly shorter than him... Arnold today is no more than 5'10 at best, i'm probably generous, and i don't believe he lost 3 or 4 inches of height since his younger days, that's absurd... Arnold was around 5'11 in his prime...
Lucio said on 22/Aug/16
Danimal said on 22/Aug/16
Andy said on 21/Aug/16
If you look at all the old photos of him standing next to Reg Park, you'll see that (with Park at 6ft 1''), that he was 6ft 0.5'' at best.

Wrong:
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Btw, like Arnold himself, Reg lost A LOT of height through the years: Click Here
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Danimal, in the first photo you've posted, Reg is leaning on one leg, so he is not at its tallest.
Anyway I think that Arnold was exactly the same height of Reg Park at peak, that is 6'1" (several photos prove it).
Maybe Arnold was an half a centimeter taller, but we are there.
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As regards his hip replacement surgery is not officially documented, and even if it were, it would be only his right leg (look at his pictures of 2008 in Cancun, Mexico.
Btw, even to me he gives the impression even his legs are slightly shorter. Say due of what, I don't know.
Editor Rob said on 22/Aug/16
Saw the director David Ayer claim on twitter "Arnold is 6'2. Joe is 6'7"
Danimal said on 22/Aug/16
James B said on 9/Aug/16
Rob could have the 6'1.5 measurement been in shoes?

No James, Vince Basille was quite clear that the measurement was BAREFOOT and done at night.
Danimal said on 22/Aug/16
Jordan87 said on 12/Aug/16
Lundgren is 6'1.5 nowadays . Peak 6'3ish

Actually, I think Lundgren was as high as 6'4" peak and has lost a lot of height over the years. 6'2" at best today.
Danimal said on 22/Aug/16
Andy said on 21/Aug/16
If you look at all the old photos of him standing next to Reg Park, you'll see that (with Park at 6ft 1''), that he was 6ft 0.5'' at best.

Wrong:
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Btw, like Arnold himself, Reg lost A LOT of height through the years: Click Here
Andy said on 21/Aug/16
If you look at all the old photos of him standing next to Reg Park, you'll see that (with Park at 6ft 1''), that he was 6ft 0.5'' at best.
Danimal said on 21/Aug/16
Look how tiny/short/compressed Arnold looks today. His upper torso is so short and compressed and his legs are even shorter, possibly due to his hip replacement. He used to be a TALL looking man:
Today at 5'10" and change: Click Here
Peak at 6'1.5"-6'1.75": Click Here
Christian-196cm (6ft5.25in) said on 20/Aug/16
MJKoP said on 20/Aug/16
At his peak I don't think he ever dipped below 6'2", no matter what the time of day was. I could easily see him hitting or even slightly surpassing the 6'3" mark directly out of bed.

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Arnold at over 6ft3? Only in your dreams dude. In reality, he was no more than 187cm, and even that was his out of bed height. By nighttime, he would drop to 185cm. Usually I would agree with Rob's listings, but this is one of the few exceptions, just like Joe Manganiello's 6ft5 listing when I believe he's only 6ft4.5
Peter 179cm said on 20/Aug/16
@ MJKop You're delusional if you think he could hit 6'3 out of bed...If that was the case,he would eventually claim it instead of 6'2...
MJKoP said on 20/Aug/16
At his peak I don't think he ever dipped below 6'2", no matter what the time of day was. I could easily see him hitting or even slightly surpassing the 6'3" mark directly out of bed.
sid said on 20/Aug/16
Heres a video of Arnold looking tall, he looks 6'0 ft there, check it out Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Aug/16
@Jared: he could have been brushing that mark first thing out of bed in his prime.
Jared said on 17/Aug/16
Rob, could a peak Arnold have woken up out of bed as 6ft2.5? The reason I ask is because bodybuilders tend to weigh more than the average person, thus putting more pressure on the spine, making it compress more throughout the day.
Editor Rob: if he was 6ft 1.5 at his low, then you certainly wouldn't rule out a chance of a full inch lost.
Brandon said on 15/Aug/16
I can tell you right now antman is not being serious, he is an obvious troll. Lol
Arnie was 6'0.75"-6'1" peak and is 5'11" today. He's like 70 years old and had done heavy weightlifting/bodybuilding for decades. 2 inches loss makes sense.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Aug/16
Rob, is it still safe to assume that Arnold held 6ft2 for a short while in the morning?
Editor Rob: I think he would have hit that mark for sure out of bed, but how much he cleared it is a question...if he is only a 186cm guy peak then he might not have been more, but if 6ft 1.5 then maybe a fraction more.
Jordan87 said on 12/Aug/16
Lundgren is 6'1.5 nowadays . Peak 6'3ish
Jordan87 said on 12/Aug/16
Vladimir,

Easy, Michael is leaning big time in that picture.
The Man said on 11/Aug/16
Antman said on 8/Aug/16
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Lundgren at 6'1" peak? You need glasses.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 11/Aug/16
Vladimir said on 10/Aug/16
Someone Explain This Picture Click Here
6'3" Michael Koklyaev Russian weightlifting champion



Why explain a pic with one standing good and the other slouching, bending down as hell, withoutseeing footwear???
unusable for height estimation period
Antman said on 10/Aug/16
AlexMahone you really need to calm down we are talking about the heights of celebrities here not debating the existence of an afterlife. It doesn't really matter and is just an enjoyable discussion to me. And a persons height is a far simpler subject to deal with as you merely stand next to them and based on your own height are able to make a reasonable estimate. I do not care whether you believe me or not but I stood next to Dolph Lundgren at LLFC and 6ft was a reasonable estimate for his height. I also met Michael Emerson, Harold Perrineau and Carl Weathers and have confirmed their height estimates on their respective pages on here as accurate so I am not a troll, the most childish and pointless of internet pursuits. If you who have never met Dolph Lundgren think that looking at him in pictures with other people you have also never met makes your opinion more valid I am pleased for you. And I am unable to find any comment from me where I said Brandon Lee was 5ft 7. I said I did not know his height as I have never met him. Please re-read my comments.
Vladimir said on 10/Aug/16
Someone Explain This Picture Click Here
6'3" Michael Koklyaev Russian weightlifting champion
AlexMahone said on 10/Aug/16
@Antman: I didn't decided yet that you are a terrible height judger or a simple troll who self made causes why you downgrade celebs to ridiculous level. Please next time take a photo or a spy photo from Mr. Lundgren (for example) because now you have nothing in your hands. Except your words and we should believe you this nonsense. You downgrade Brandon Lee to the ridiculous 5'7" level because of the height difference between Lundgren and Brandon. If Lee was only 5'7" then you can argue for a 185cm Dolph. I think you are incapable of believing that there are people who taller than 6'3".
You saw for sure the promo pictures where Lundgren and Terry Crews are together. Dolph is TALLER in every single picture in similar dress shoes. I'm really curious what do you think, what is Terry Crews height? 5'8"? Wait, I think I forgot that Dolph wore 8cm lifts in his dress shoes....if nowadays he's only about 180cm....

You can argue for Lundgren lost heightand now he's about 6'2" but not 5'11"-6'.

(Excuse me I Know this is the Arnold forum but this guy wrote everywhere his claim...)
James B said on 9/Aug/16
In Kevin sorbos defense ex poster mamun mentioned that Arnie looked no taller than 5'10-5'11 when he met him in person but I guess his posture must be horrendous after all those years of seriously heavy weight lifting.
James B said on 9/Aug/16
Rob could have the 6'1.5 measurement been in shoes?

I remember Vegas mentioned that in 1998 6'4 billy gunn had at least 3 inches on Arnie who had on big heeled boots.

Although Arnold didn't look that much shorter than clint Eastwood in the early 90s (not impossible that Arnie wore lifts next to clint).
Sam said on 9/Aug/16
6'1 peak, he generally looked tall in movies. Fair dues he probably wasn't near 6'2 but why are so many people downgrading this legendary figure? It seems like lots of downgraders are attracted to Arnie's page for some reason. Where are you guys on Brad Pitts page? He does look noticeably shorter today though, but was tall in his prime.
jervis said on 9/Aug/16
So Antman,you put it down to Brandon being more 5ft9 range than Lundgren being 6ft4.If he was 5ft9 that would add up,but youre not going to get many people agreeing with you here.
Anthony said on 9/Aug/16
Agreed, Arnold in the last Terminator film being shown as 6'6 was pretty dumb. The Terminator was never intended to be a gigantic robot. It was an infiltration unit, not Ted Hughes's The Iron Man. Especially silly, as throughout Terminator Genisys Arnold was obviously not exceptionally tall when compared to other actors.
FrankR1 said on 8/Aug/16
Arnold's peak height had to be no more than 6' and 1/2" (184 cm). He looks up at Ultimate Warrior (Jim Hellwig) in a photo, and Warrior was between 6'2" and 6'2 and 1/2" at his absolute tallest. There's no way that Arnold was even 6'1." I find it "comical" that his T-800 character is depicted at 6'6".
Arch Stanton said on 8/Aug/16
Brandon Lee was 5'11.5 I think, Dolph was 6'4.5. About 5 inches as you say Jervis.
Arch Stanton said on 8/Aug/16
Saw Red Heat the other night, I'd forgotten how impressive Arnie looked in the 80s. Certainly looked every inch a Russian assassin type. About as chiselled looking as you can get.
Antman said on 8/Aug/16
Hi Jervis. I am not sure what height Brandon Lee was but as the son of 5ft 5 Bruce Lee - never the height of 5ft 7 he is always claimed to be - I would imagine nowhere near the 6ft I have seen him estimated. I know though that I am 5ft 9 and having stood next to Mr. Lundgren also know he is no taller than 6ft. He was wearing sneakers so had no obvious assist there. I think he was 6ft 1 at his peak and I have seen him in some clunky footwear over the years that would have boosted him close to his imaginary height of 6ft 4.
Jordan87 said on 8/Aug/16
Antman,

I always had Sly at around 5'8, no taller. Keep in mind years ago the 5'6.75 Glen was something like 1.5 inches shorter than Sly in their Miserable Picture together.

With Normal Shoes Sly was barely taller than Burt Young. Lundgren Does Claim 6'3 but to be honest on this site he is pictured with a 5'7.75 fella and is 6'2 TOPS!
jervis said on 8/Aug/16
Richarard E Grant is 6ft2 not 6ft4.If you watch the player he is about 3 to 4 inches shorter than Tim Robbins.
berta said on 8/Aug/16
still Think Arnold was more in the 185-86 range but could be 187 a good day
jervis said on 8/Aug/16
Antman,what height do you think Branden lee was? Lundgren had about 5 inches on him.
themthen said on 7/Aug/16
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Johan said on 6/Aug/16
Lundgren is still nothing less than 6'2.5"-6'3". He still stands around an inch taller than Adam Copeland who Rob met and lists 6'2.5". I think more 6'2" flat.

Jeez guys go watch Showdown in Little Tokyo where he is barefoot next to Brandon Lee and Tia Carrere. He dwarfs her in heels ( she is 5ft 7 confirmed by Rob) and Lee was supposedly near 6ft. He can even pass for 6ft 5 at times in that film.

Lundgren himself claims 6'3" today and 6'4" range at peak.

I agree though with Van Damme, I have seen the guy and he looked short to me. He had a statue presented a few years back in Belgium. Life size 174 cm or 5ft 8.5".

I still think Arnie was 6ft 1 at peak and around the 5ft 11 mark nowadays.
Antman said on 6/Aug/16
Peter I stand by this estimate for Lundgren's peak height. Now he is barely 6ft and you don't lose all that height unless you have your foot removed! Watch Rocky IV particularly the Drago v Apollo fight. When both actors are fighting and the camera illusions are gone both guys look close in height. They certainly where when I met them recently. As for Stallone I met Mr T a few years ago and he was barely my height 5ft 9. He was 2 inches taller than Stallone in Rocky III! As for Arnold in Predator you can never judge height well in movies that are shot outdoors because of the uneven ground and also no way was Schwarzenegger gonna allow Weathers to look bigger than him. The clincher re Arnold's height is the movie Stay Hungry were Arnold looks 5ft 11 next to Jeff Bridges. Movie magic is so convincing it even fools the actors about their own height!
James Deckard said on 5/Aug/16
I'd say this was right. I'm just watching Commando and seeing him walk through the airport there is no way he is 6'2 or anything likelike, neither is he a complete Midget and no 5'10" either. I knew Richard E. Grant in Richmond and he is very tall, probably taller than the 6'4" he claims. He probably downgraded his height in order to get work.
Peter 179cm said on 5/Aug/16
@Antman Weathers looked atleast 6'0 next to Rob,he was probably closer to legit 6'1 back in the 80's and Arnold looked about the same height in the Predator.Also Stallone might be 5'7 nowadays but he was certainly no less than 5'8 when he was younger.Lundgren on the other hand struggles to look even 6'2 these days,but in his prime he was a strong 6'3 maybe even near 6'4 with an impossing figure ( buffed with muscles and quite slim), 6'1 seems like a joke for him even now.I'm not sure on Van Damme though, i never believed his 5'10 claim-more like about 5'9 peak and around 5'8.5 now.
Peter 179cm said on 5/Aug/16
I bet if Rob updated Arnold's height to currently 5'10 and peak 5'11,Harold would be much satisfied lol...But seriously now,based on shown evidence i believe Rob is off by an inch with this listing... I mean it's more arguable Arnold was 183-184 peak rather than 186-187cm and closer to 178-179cm than 182 nowadays, and that's based on several pics on the net, aswell as clips.But that's just my personal opinion...
Jordan87 said on 5/Aug/16
Arnold is 5'10.5 today ( look at pics with him and joe mangeolo ( 6'4.5 with rob , look at his eye level and Arnold's height )

Arnie is not over 6 foot today he is about 5'10.5. He was 6'0, 6'0.5 in his prime . People that think he shrunk 4" are just as full of crap as the people who think his peak height was 5'10.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 5/Aug/16
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 2/Aug/16
richie said on 24/Jul/16
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Over 6'0" today? Then what does that make Jimmy Fallon? 6'2"? Arnold is in the 5'10" and change camp MAX today: Click Here


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If Fallon is 511.5" Arnie is 510.25" max. Agree with 510"-510.5" range today for Arnie.
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Anthony said on 5/Aug/16
And why do certain people keep insisting that all bodybuilders pretend to be tall? Look back through history and right up to the present day to find examples of many bodybuilders who were very short or average height at most. It is not an industry that rewards height. So if Arnold was known as a tall guy back in his bodybuilding days then it's probably for the simple reason that he was.
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 4/Aug/16
Good post richie!
I agree 100%
Antman said on 4/Aug/16
Having recently stood next to Dolph Lundgren and Carl Weathers I think I can now rank the peak heights of all the 80's action heroes through actual experience and comparison with pictures. Okay here goes; Stallone- 5ft 7, Van Damme - 5ft 8, Schwarzenegger- 5ft 11, Carl Weathers - 6ft, Lundgren - 6ft 1. I realise some of these might seem a little shocking but I am pretty sure they are accurate. The illusion of the movies and the imagination of the actors can be very convincing but seeing is believing.
BenRichards said on 4/Aug/16
@ Harold: It is pretty obvious your attacks on Mr Schwarzenegger are nothing more than personal and not height related, that is obvious. This is a height guessing website, not a popularity contest or a who dye's their hair and who does not. Due to this I can not take anything you say seriously.
Your knowledge on steroids and bodybuilding is laughable to say the least.......but in the same breath you bring up American Footballer's as some kind of yardstick for morality when everyone with half a brain knows that a vast majority of the league would make Ben Johnson blush.

I have no doubt that Arnold was north of the 6 foot mark in his younger days, the evidence is far too overwhelming for that, saying that I do not think he was 6ft2, but closer to the 6ft1 mark.

And to answer your question: You keep mentioning shoes and how tall someone would be with the addition of shoes? thats all good and well if everyone else other than walked around bare foot, but as you know, that is not reality. I see no evidence of lifts and he only appears to wears cowboy boots for big events where others are wearing lifting dress shoes.
Harold said on 4/Aug/16
And to the moron who cites an IFBB program that Schwarzenegger was listed at six foot two, do you mean the exact same organization and program that lists the five foot two Franco Columbu as five foot five? The IFBB existed to promote bodybuilding and, by extension, bodybuilders, in order to sell protein powders and vitamins (everything but the truth, which was and is, anabolic steroids). They beefed them up as a marketing gimmick. Get a clue.
richie said on 4/Aug/16
@Harold: Nah, the reality check is well and truly in your corner, bud. This isn't a personal issue more so a disagreement and there is simply no need for the patronising and condescending tone, school boy behaviour more like, someone should report you to the headmaster....Cowboy boots???? Schwarzenegger, unlike his counterparts Stallone, Van Damme, Norris, Reynolds, McQueen and yes the list is endless, was never a lift wearer as any guy standing over 6', which indeed Arnold did, would simply not feel the need for a boost. The evidence in Arnold's favour concerning his estimated height of 6'1"is overwhelming and there are simply too many scenarios to mention, i suggest you check out the pictures, of which there are many, the one with Clint Eastwood is pretty decent, shot back in 95', where Clint had probably stooped to 6'2", both himself and Schwarzenegger are pretty much identical in height and Jeff Bridges who was close to 6'3" back in the day, was only slighter taller than Arnie, who was incidentally bare foot in several of those scenes, so much for the lift theory.Fellow bodybuilders and Pumping Iron stars Ken Waller and Mike Katz, both of whom were 6', fell short in stature to the Austrian, the list really is endless, so this clearly has little to do with myself keeping it real but in truth your failure at being able to deal with the fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger, certainly during his peak years, was just shy of 6'2"....
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 3/Aug/16
Harold... Keep trolling and make the boys at Getbig proud😉
I didn't bother reading your latest manifesto regarding Arnold's height. It's more of the same blah blah fanboys,Hollywood,cowboy boots,billed heights.... Blah blah blah and blah blah blah
6'1.5
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 2/Aug/16
richie said on 24/Jul/16
There is a very recent photograph of Schwarzenegger locked in Predator style hand wrestle with fellow actor Carl Weathers, and the two actors were practically identical in height and Weathers is one of the few old school 70's actors who does not appear to have lost height and his estimated stature of 6'1" is very plausible, what does that tell you about Arnie's height ???? The Austrian actor is still over 6', not quite as tall as 30 years ago but certainly not as low as 5'11"

Over 6'0" today? Then what does that make Jimmy Fallon? 6'2"? Arnold is in the 5'10" and change camp MAX today: Click Here

Arnold and 5'9"-5'10" GSP: Click Here
Canson said on 2/Aug/16
@Richie: unless he wore lifts like every time out in public he was around 6'1" legit and I'm the last person to upgrade someone (I know reality and right from wrong). But an older relative of mine met him and said they were the same exact or near the same height. So you have merit to your argument definitely. But on Harold's comment, I have to agree that his (of course not what he directed at you) comment has merit. Tons of people on this site inflate celebs just to make them fit their "fantasy" for them and then when you don't go along with it or state your opinion (usually within a cm or two they go ballistic). It's a stark reality that the majority of celebs on this site here (while they may have claimed a height repeatedly) are in fact claiming their shoe height and it's based on how they look with another inflators that people draw the conclusion and when they are shown up by someone claiming their true height, it's never that person A isn't as tall as they claim. It's that the honest person (person B) is downplaying themselves and is magically taller than they claim
Harold said on 2/Aug/16
@ Richie: reality check, bud. I also call it how I see it nor do I 'purposely look to downgrade an actor's height to make myself feel more than adequate' (Psychology 101, professor?). I simply point out the blatantly obvious: Arnie ain't six foot two. Not 'peak.' Not 'morning height.' Not ever. If you fail to recognize a bodybuilder's fundamental purpose is self-aggrandizement (which explains Arnie's exaggeration of his height, his bank account, his political abilities etc.), you might want to return to the weight room and take notes. While Rob is generally in the ball park with his estimates, in this case, I believe, he is not. Hey, it happens. 20 years ago, Arnie was photographed with Herman Maier, the great Austrian skier. Who is a bit south of the six foot mark. And Arnie was shorter than him. As to 'there is no doubting Schwarzenegger's peak height of 6'1.5," ROTFL!!! Wait, wait, there's 'no doubting' steroids help 'just a bit' with muscle growth, too, because Arnie discounts their use in his bodybuilding career and, to this day, calls their use, 'tissue-building' rather than admit the truth. But then if you're going to an actor (who, by definition, plays pretend for a living) to get the truth, there's really no hope for you. Now, rewind the film, check the camera angles, check the cowboy boots, check the lifts, then get back to me. We'll discuss the plastic surgery, hair dye, capped teeth for a later time. "Keep it real". LOL.
Question: if Arnie had ever been six one, even, in his cowboy boots (not to mention the lifts inside them), he would have been around six three. No one on this planet has ever claimed that for him. You know why? Because the cowboy boots boost him above the six foot level. He needs them that badly. Pathetic.
richie said on 1/Aug/16
@Harold.... I'm not a fanboy and call it how i see it basically, neither do i purposely look to down grade an actors height to make myself feel more adequate. Rob's estimation of celebrity heights i believe is pretty accurate and i would agree with the majority of readings on this site. There is no doubting Schwarzenegger's peak height of 6'1.5", he shared the screen with many a tall actor during the 70/80's and more than held his own as he was indeed very close to 6'2", of course he has lost height today but lets be fair, the guy is almost 70 and most people have lost a good inch by that stage in their lives, probably standing close to 6' would be plausible, but certainly no less, as we saw in the recent Expendable outings he still towers Stallone by several inches and shades Willis who himself is close to 6',so the mentioning of 5'10/11" or less, is borderline ridiculous, get a grip......
markb said on 31/Jul/16
[Long time reader (over 10 years), formerly posted very occasionally as 'cake-taker'. Won't change from 'markb' now]

It's been asked before, probably many times, but it's worth revisiting:

Editor Rob -- as far as you can estimate, do you still think the prime Arnold (22 years old, for the sake of argument) would have measured 188cm in the morning? Or do you now lean more to a strong 6'1'' at best?

Thanks.
Editor Rob: I do think a primer Arnold would have hit that 188 mark comfortably straight out of bed.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jul/16
Rob is the 6ft1 arguable for his peak?
Editor Rob: I don't know, I think the Vince measurement is about as honest as we are going to get...
Ryan Allen said on 30/Jul/16
I agree with junior31 in my personal experience 6'0 is not what is used to be , especially here in New York , as a six footer my self I tend to feel in the slightly above average range .
Ryan Allen said on 30/Jul/16
I agree with junior31 in my personal experience 6'0 is not what is used to be , especially here in New York , as a six footer my self I tend to feel in the slightly above average range .
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 29/Jul/16
Candyman said on 26/Jul/16
Actors lie in movies. Its kinda their thing.

He was a barefoot professional bodybuilder before he was an actor.
The Man said on 28/Jul/16
181cm for Arnold nowdays, and 184-185 at his prime. He didn't lose as much height as most users here think he did. I disagree with both peak 6'0" and 6'1.5" estimations.
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 27/Jul/16
Junior31...Harold is a troll from Getbig! The more you feed him the more he trolls
I'm on the same page as you regarding Arnold's height 6'1-6'1.5
Jordan87 said on 27/Jul/16
Junior31,

I Live in Eastern Pennsylvania and to be honest I am a Legit 5'10.5 ( Been that way since high school) and most of my friends out here that are white males
( Mostly of PA Dutch, Polish and Irish Stock) are taller than I am. Even my sister's friends ( she is only 19) are taller than I am. Other night we had a House party, Combined 40 people ( id say around 32, 33 were white) and I was not one of the taller males there. I am 5'10.5. Most white males I see in Pennsylvania are taller than Myself.

I'm not sure about the average height for males in general for the planet, But these boys in PA must be corn-fed or something b/c most are over the 5'11 mark easily. My Father says that people were shorter back in his day. He was 5'11 in his youth and more often then not was the tallest male in the room. Nowadays he would fit right in with most white men I see ( younger generation 20-30).
Junior31 said on 27/Jul/16
Jordan87 said on 26/Jul/16
@Kyuss123,

I have been saying he was around the 6 foot mark ( Prime)for awhile now and yes that Video would seem to support my Theory further. People also act like 6 foot isnt tall enough. Agree, Most modern Males I see in the 20-30 age group are in the 5'11-6'0 range but 30 years ago a legit 6 foot was tall and would stand out. Especially One with Arnol'ds build.

If we look Back at the Kristanna Loken Pics, he was 1.5 inches taller than her and clearny had 1" Shoe advantage so in reality he was around 1/2" taller then her when he was 56 years old making him 5'11ish. ( She is 5'10.5 Tops on this site pictured with Rob). I could see him loosing 3 inches by 56, hell not even now.

He was 5'11ish at age 56 and 6'0-6'0.5 Tops in his youth.



Wait what. Most modern males between 20-30 5'11 and 6'0? In what country. That average height is 2 inches or more shorter then that for the world. We are talking 30-40 years ago. Not an evolutionary century. A 6ft male stands out quite often because it's not average. I disagree with that. As for his height I can buy 6'0.5. I'm of the belief he was 6'1.
Johan said on 27/Jul/16
Kyuss123 said on 25/Jul/16
Click Here Pause the video on 0.33. Mrs Ball is 5.6-5" tall. Now if you see arnie being 6-2" you are on acid,lots of it. Btw footwear is both flats so its even in that dept. Arnie was never 6-2". Imo here is he just over 6-0.

I don't see 6ft 2 there but if she is really 5ft 6.5 then a good 6ft 1 in his prime is definetly arguable. He has around 7 inches on her at 0.32. Draw the lines, her head is under his nose.

He is fully stretched out though while she isn't at full posture so 6ft 1 flat is still my guess.
Jordan87 said on 26/Jul/16
@Kyuss123,

I have been saying he was around the 6 foot mark ( Prime)for awhile now and yes that Video would seem to support my Theory further. People also act like 6 foot isnt tall enough. Agree, Most modern Males I see in the 20-30 age group are in the 5'11-6'0 range but 30 years ago a legit 6 foot was tall and would stand out. Especially One with Arnol'ds build.

If we look Back at the Kristanna Loken Pics, he was 1.5 inches taller than her and clearny had 1" Shoe advantage so in reality he was around 1/2" taller then her when he was 56 years old making him 5'11ish. ( She is 5'10.5 Tops on this site pictured with Rob). I could see him loosing 3 inches by 56, hell not even now.

He was 5'11ish at age 56 and 6'0-6'0.5 Tops in his youth.
Candyman said on 26/Jul/16
Actors lie in movies. Its kinda their thing.
Jordan87 said on 25/Jul/16
Carl is 2" taller nowadays in most pictures. Richie not sure where you are getting they are the same height . Post it please.

Imo Carl is 6 foot nowadays ( look at his photo on this site) and Arnold is 5'10.5. 6 foot for Arnold's peak height .
Kyuss123 said on 25/Jul/16
Click Here Pause the video on 0.33. Mrs Ball is 5.6-5" tall. Now if you see arnie being 6-2" you are on acid,lots of it. Btw footwear is both flats so its even in that dept. Arnie was never 6-2". Imo here is he just over 6-0.
Harold said on 25/Jul/16
@ Richie

a. the photo shows Carl Weathers to be taller.

b. the photo (crucially) shows no footwear.

The fanboys will do anything to cling to their illusion that their hero is over six foot . Anything. So we are to believe the five foot ten or so Arnie has shrunk, what, four inches from his billed, play pretend height of six foot two? And, according to the fanboys, we are to believe having open heart surgery reduces your height. Or, wait, is it torn rotator cuff surgery that reduces your height? Oh, now I've got it, it's bodybuilding itself which caused you to shrink when one lifts 'inordinate' amount of heavy weight (yo, if that were true, Kazmaier, 100X stronger than Arnie, would be about four foot two by now). Let's give Arnie the benefit of the doubt and say double hip replacement surgery means height loss, since his lifetime of 'health and fitness' has led to that, but four inches???!!!! The man is not 90. He's in his late 60's. And, to anyone in the bodybuilding world who knows, he hasn't lifted heavy since 1975 (his 1980 title was a one-off out of retirement) and zero heavy lifting since open heart surgery in the mid 1990's. Dream on fanboys. Not only was Arnie nowhere near six foot two in this lifetime, but you swallowed his height lie hook, line and sinker.
Junior31 said on 24/Jul/16
Harold said on 19/Jul/16
Given the staged and scripted fake documentary "Pumping Iron" (known as Pumping Lies in the gym) was shot in order to sell bodybuilding, and, by extension, bodybuilders, it would be a mistake to take anything, including billed heights, at face value from it. This 'documentary' does not once mention the word, 'steroids,' since it is intent on pushing propaganda rather than face facts. Arnold can pretend he was once six foot two. And Serge can pretend he was once five eleven. But playing pretend does not make it fact.
Even if playing pretend made one of them a lot of money. The truth is both actors relied on fantasy rather than fact to line their pockets.


A) you need help
B) in the anniversary edition the commentary at the end there's a 3 minute clip from Arnold in which he says he and everyone took steroids because it wasn't a big deal because it wasn't illegal. It was common place. and everyone would talk about it openly just as they did about nutrition and workouts. It's in the DVD. Watch it
C) even if I agreed with you, you still need help. It's not that serious. That only thing I wish that wasnt pretend was that you were actually getting a kick out of the site and not trying to make a campaign ad for the 2016 presidency with every comment. Associating a word like propaganda which was something used to describe communist political strategy with a bodybuilding documentary basically says it all.
nick92 said on 24/Jul/16
rob how tall do you think simeon panda is the well known body builder he claims "6ft1" but I personally think he's 6ft flat
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Editor Rob: not seen enough of him to tell if he's over 6ft
richie said on 24/Jul/16
There is a very recent photograph of Schwarzenegger locked in Predator style hand wrestle with fellow actor Carl Weathers, and the two actors were practically identical in height and Weathers is one of the few old school 70's actors who does not appear to have lost height and his estimated stature of 6'1" is very plausible, what does that tell you about Arnie's height ???? The Austrian actor is still over 6', not quite as tall as 30 years ago but certainly not as low as 5'11"
Kyuss123 said on 24/Jul/16
Arnie was a 6 footer peak. My guess 6-0.5 Max. Looks every bit 6-2" in terminator 1 and 2..........In biker books that is.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 23/Jul/16
Dmeyer said on 19/Jul/16
Of course arnie can look 179-80 bit with good posture still looks 5 ft 11,25-11,5 , i have seen pics of him with friend of mine this year h looked solid 182cm


He does look to have good posture with Robs 176-177cm friend and looks max 3cm taller.
Lynn said on 21/Jul/16
About Nubret I am going to add that is pretty normal for a REAL 176 cm guy round up to 180 cm.

For istance I was 176 cm in the Army , 177 cm at the medical office but I have 180 cm on my Identity Card.
I confirm the feeling that Nubret was no taller than me.
Mike said on 21/Jul/16
It's common for body builders to shrink as much as a few inches. I personally shrank 3/4" due to 3 herniated discs. It happened from lifting inordinately large weights. I find it appalling that people still feel like they have the right to pick on others. I assume they have shortcomings that attack their psychological well being and this is the cause. I hope they find help and feel better without causing others disharmony.
Dmeyer said on 19/Jul/16
Of course arnie can look 179-80 bit with good posture still looks 5 ft 11,25-11,5 , i have seen pics of him with friend of mine this year h looked solid 182cm
Junior31 said on 19/Jul/16
Jordan87 said on 19/Jul/16
@ Danimal,

You really think Arnold Lost 3" of Height? I agree with your 5'10.5" Estimation for his height now, but 6'1.5 as a peak height? I doubt this man lost 3" of hiight.

Keep In Mind guys like Prowse and Hogan have lost around 3" but they were much taller than Arnold to start with. Average guy Arnold age looses around 1". Arnold to loose an extra 2" more than the average guy is a little hard to believe. I can see Maybe a 1.5" Loss for Arnold, which would put him at my 6 foot peak estimate.


Agree with Danimal roddy piper was a real 6'1 and went all the way down to 5'9.5. It's not common to lose that much height but it's also not common to have multiple surgeries on areas of the body that contribute solely to posture and height. but Check the rap sheet of surgeries and where on the body they had them and it's more then possible. The Arnold today is a shell of the man in he 70's and 80's. He looks like a relative of himself, an old uncle from Austria. Personally can't stand the guy but height is height.
Jordan87 said on 19/Jul/16
@ Danimal,

You really think Arnold Lost 3" of Height? I agree with your 5'10.5" Estimation for his height now, but 6'1.5 as a peak height? I doubt this man lost 3" of hiight.

Keep In Mind guys like Prowse and Hogan have lost around 3" but they were much taller than Arnold to start with. Average guy Arnold age looses around 1". Arnold to loose an extra 2" more than the average guy is a little hard to believe. I can see Maybe a 1.5" Loss for Arnold, which would put him at my 6 foot peak estimate.
Harold said on 19/Jul/16
Given the staged and scripted fake documentary "Pumping Iron" (known as Pumping Lies in the gym) was shot in order to sell bodybuilding, and, by extension, bodybuilders, it would be a mistake to take anything, including billed heights, at face value from it. This 'documentary' does not once mention the word, 'steroids,' since it is intent on pushing propaganda rather than face facts. Arnold can pretend he was once six foot two. And Serge can pretend he was once five eleven. But playing pretend does not make it fact.
Even if playing pretend made one of them a lot of money. The truth is both actors relied on fantasy rather than fact to line their pockets.
Johan said on 19/Jul/16
Danimal is right, Nubret claimed 180 cm many times in the past.
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 19/Jul/16
Heightcrazyred6ft said on 15/Jul/16
Nubret wasn't 6ft, hes got also 5'10" listings
Imo he was 179 +- 1cm

Nubret used to post on getbig.com and he stated that his true height used to be 5'11" even though he was listed at 6'0" (in Pumping Iron).
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 19/Jul/16
5'10.5" today. Was about 3" taller in his prime.
S.J.H said on 18/Jul/16
Peak 6'0.75 and 5'10.75 now
Peter 179cm said on 18/Jul/16
@ Jack Daniil Ok that's pushing it a little far... Because then Ferrigno would be just 6'1 back then,whereas he looked around 188 next to Rob,atleast 40 years LATER... I don't think time-travelling was possible yet,even if now,to support a height argument...lmaao
Jack Daniil said on 18/Jul/16
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha 6 ft. 2 in. ????

lol...


He always was 5 ft. 10 since 1965...
Peter 179cm said on 17/Jul/16
@ cobra I think they look nearly the same height,maybe Arnold looks 1-2cm at most smaller than Ventura,but we cant see footwear and posture so it's a tough call...
jervis said on 17/Jul/16
Ventura looks a bit taller,but its hard to judge because you cant see footwear or the ground there standing on.
cobra said on 16/Jul/16
What does everyone think of this pic of Arnold and Jesse Ventura from the Predator set:

Click Here
Heightcrazyred6ft said on 15/Jul/16
Nubret wasn't 6ft, hes got also 5'10" listings
Imo he was 179 +- 1cm
Peter 179cm said on 14/Jul/16
@ Lynn How tall are you??Btw i think he was around 184 at his peak,too.Basically you could realistically argue he could look anywhere between 182-185cm at his peak with people of pressumably known height.
AlexItaly said on 13/Jul/16
Arnold was a very strong 6'1 at his peak, not reaching the full 6'2 unless, maybe, just out of bed. Anything between 186 and 188 is possibile for him in the 80ies. Nothing less, nothing more.
Lynn said on 12/Jul/16
I saw Nubret at a seminar in Italy when he was 48.
It would sound strange to you if I would say he was 176 cm flat?
I used to think Arnold was 184 cm peak evening, now I am sure we was a weak 6' peak...exactly 4'' more than Frank Zane who used to compete in the class up to 173 cm...in other word Zane was a very very weak 5-9.
Johan said on 12/Jul/16
Those aren't inch styles more like 2cm tops. So that guy is maybe 179-180cm in those shoes. Arnold looks around 186cm there if that guy is really a proper 178 cm 5ft 10 guy.
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 11/Jul/16
Ali said on 6/Jul/16
Rob, how about you comment on the picture with Rolando Dantes who is 5'10.

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Is this not enough proof that he was nowhere near 187cm peak? I am really
interested in your comment Rob.
Editor Rob: he can look nearly 3 inches taller, plus whatever the sneaker gives...so I wouldn't say he was far off 6ft 1.5 if that guy was 5ft 10 barefeet

And imo he would be the same height as that guy today.
truth said on 11/Jul/16
His pre-fame height was a strong 6'1 or no less than 185.5-186 cm at his low and very likely around 186.5-187 cm so he was honest, of course in Hollywood guys at that height would easily get billed at 188-191 cm, just like I would be billed at 182 cm at 178 cm.
Junior31 said on 11/Jul/16
Joe Silva said on 10/Jul/16
Serge Nubret 1,82 cm, Franco Columbu 1,65 cm and Arnold.
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Come on can't you see Arnold has lifts in his shins there!

LOL

Arnold at this point in his life was nothing less then 6'1

Today 3 inches less
Johan said on 11/Jul/16
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jul/16
At peak was probably 189-190cm range in shoes

He has a massive collection of cowboyboots and I know from experience they are 5cm minimum so I don't doubt that at all Rampage. He was most likely 190-191cm in any one of his 100 odd pairs.
Jordan87 said on 11/Jul/16
Him looking 5'11.5 tops with proven 5'10-5'10.5 loken in 2003( with a 1" shoe advantage) rules out 6'2 for me. 56 year old man doesn't loose 3" or even 2". He was more a 6 footer , not even 6'1.
Joe Silva said on 10/Jul/16
Serge Nubret 1,82 cm, Franco Columbu 1,65 cm and Arnold.
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Jervis said on 10/Jul/16
If that guy is 5ft10 plus footwear making him more 5ft11 then barefoot Arnold looks 6ft1.5,because he looks about 2.5 or 3 inches taller.
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 10/Jul/16
Lol Bob...,sure you stood right beside Arnold and towered over him.
Peter 179cm said on 9/Jul/16
@ Bob Prove it... :P
Alex said on 9/Jul/16
Arnold "changed" his height when came into Hollywood. Surely in all his movies he wore lifts. Then, at the end of his career as actor, all of the sudden he became shorter. I agree with Miko, very rarely he looked a real 6'2, most of the time in his movies he seemed aroud 186 cm, that he reached with a little help.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jul/16
At peak was probably 189-190cm range in shoes
Bob said on 8/Jul/16
I stood right beside him last year, and I'm 5' 10" He's shorter than me..
miko said on 7/Jul/16
The issue with Arnold is that he looked under his listed height a lot more than he looked over it in his prime.

Very rarely did he ever look a full 6'2. He looked around 6'1 consistently in his prime. Today he's about 5'11. A 2 inch loss at near 70 with a lot of injuries and bumps along the way isn't too bad I guess.
Ali said on 6/Jul/16
Rob, how about you comment on the picture with Rolando Dantes who is 5'10.

Click Here

Is this not enough proof that he was nowhere near 187cm peak? I am really
interested in your comment Rob.
Editor Rob: he can look nearly 3 inches taller, plus whatever the sneaker gives...so I wouldn't say he was far off 6ft 1.5 if that guy was 5ft 10 barefeet
Robert said on 5/Jul/16
With Reg Park: Click Here
Reg Park listed 185 cm. Arnie looks 183-184
jervis said on 5/Jul/16
6ft.05 peak.In a good pair of shoes with a little bit of help inside,he could pull off looking 6ft3.
Alex said on 4/Jul/16
I'm pretty sure that in his youth he wasn't more than 182 or 183 cm. Now, with his age his spine is shrunk a little, so let's say around 179-180 cm, and maybe he doesn't use lifts anymore. Most probably years ago during movies, he was used to wearing lifts in his shoes, as a politician said some years ago about him. If he was 182-183 cm, was easy to reach 186 cm of height with lifts.
Ice said on 3/Jul/16
Today : 182 cm
Peak : 187 cm

I totally agree . He did look tall in most of his movies , I would have prob believed 6'3" at times .
6'2 Daniel said on 3/Jul/16
I think that he was 6'1.75 at his peak. Looks like a real tall guy
Jordan87 said on 1/Jul/16
@MJKoP

So your saying he lost 3-3.5 Inches of Height? Keep Dreaming. He was a 6 footish guy in his youth. If you believe 6'2 then your in the Number 2 slot next to Charlie who says Arnold was 5'8.5 in his Prime.

The Man Is proven to be 5'10-5'10.5 nowadays. If people think he is was shorter than this in his prime they are warped. Also Added to the warped group is people who think he shrunk almost 4" from his prime height.
Johan said on 1/Jul/16
5ft 11 today, 6 ft 1 peak.

The lowest people have guessed him is 5 ft 10 Charlie.
MJKoP said on 1/Jul/16
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jun/16
Both 6ft1 flat and the full 6ft2 are out of the question for his peak


No way was he less than 6'2" at peak.
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 29/Jun/16
I'm going to send an email off to Rick Drasin regarding Arnold's height!
Rick trained with Arnold in the early 70s so I'm sure he would have a good idea how tall he was.
He's currently in the hospital so I will hold until he gets better.
Not sure if he will reply .
These 5'8-5'10 peak heights are total BS
Pretty sure Charlie is smoking something and Harold is a troll from Getbig... Good be Vince Goodrum😏
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 29/Jun/16
I'm going to send an email off to Rick Drasin regarding Arnold's height!
Rick trained with Arnold in the early 70s so I'm sure he would have a good idea how tall he was.
He's currently in the hospital so I will hold until he gets better.
Not sure if he will reply .
These 5'8-5'10 peak heights are total BS
Pretty sure Charlie is smoking something and Harold is a troll from Getbig... Good be Vince Goodrum😏
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jun/16
Both 6ft1 flat and the full 6ft2 are out of the question for his peak
gian92 said on 28/Jun/16
Charlie Arnold in his prime was 5'8.5 ?? Are you on drugs ??
Sipes said on 27/Jun/16
6foot2 prime it's all in pumping iron and his movies clearly close to 6foot2 yea he's shrunk a little still can pull of the 6 foot look today mans dam near 69 hes the tallest guy in pumping iron besides the hulk u think they would make height up for bodybuilders lol u ppl on here are funny robs seems pretty accurate still should say 6foot 2 PRIME 6FOOT 1.5 close enough
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 27/Jun/16
Charlie ... 5'7 now for Arnold that's insane man!! You can't be serious you have to be trolling.
6'1.5 in his prime and just under 6' now...
Jon said on 27/Jun/16
Arnold's Terminator 2 co-star Robert Patrick stated that Arnie was 6'1" when he and Arnold starred in T2, I think that estimate seems right, T2 was filmed 26 years ago, Arnold was 43 years old, so I doubt he really lost height at that age, most people start losing height after age 60. Robert Patrick was a little shorter, around 5'11.5". Most actors usually state their height in shoes, while athletes state their height barefoot, so it was not a huge exaggeration for Arnold to say he was 6'2" during his peak years, that being said, he lost some height as he got older. When he was photographed with George W Bush, the two looked around the same height, so today he is probably around 5'11.5".
Jordan87 said on 27/Jun/16
@Charlie,

5'8.5 peak and 5'7 now? Which is why he looks 5'10.5 in 2014 with Joe Mangeneillo. Nice Try at trolling however. And If it is not an Attempt to troll and you are that off then please get counselling.......NOW! Don't wait.

@Bransback,
He was looking around 5'10.5 in 2004 ( Age 56ish) with 5'10ish Kristanna Loken ( He was 1.5" taller with a Proven 1" Heel Advantage) Placing him at 5'10.5-5'10.75 in mid 50's. The Average male looses 1/2" to 3/4" by that age, usually not any more. Say he was a rare one, and Lost something like 1.5" still would put him just a bit over 6 foot. I cannot see him loosing 3"-4" of height, NO WAY ( He is around 5'10-5'10.5" nowadays at best in his late 60's) He cannot have lost 3" or more.
Peter 179cm said on 27/Jun/16
@ charlie Ok,that's major trolling...Arnie currently at 5'7?? LOLOL!! The lowest one could argue for Arnold's height nowadays is 5'10,and 182-183cm(6'0) at his peak...And even that's an underestimated guess.
Bransback said on 27/Jun/16
Im so confused by the estimates of 5ft11-6ft range at peak. Being completely realistic and objective, Arnold was a tall proportionate guy in his 20-30's, and if anybody on here takes an interest in weight training or bodybuilding, you would find, the illusion he gave was that of a tall man with an aesthetic look. Okay, an illusion differs too reality sometimes yes, but analyse bodybuilders 5ft11, then look at the frame of Arnold. Described as 6ft2,in the world of bodybuilding it was clear he was considered as a guy around that range, 5ft11-6ft back then is complete nonsense, however now, off course he looks a few inches shorter. I have no qualms believing he was measured 6ft1.5-75 at his complete peak, however offcourse a 6ft1 guy still gives off such a tall look, i mean 5ft10-11 peak ?
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charlie said on 26/Jun/16
I don't feet he is 5' 11 not after viewing many of his photo's online especially with Tom Cruise who is 5'7.Not after watching his appearance of himself posing as a Mexican going into a California Gym and you can clearly see the other guys are like 5 inches taller than him and a male customer was at the front desk registering and he looked 8. tall next to Arnold when in fact the guy was probably 6'. The guy pretty well dwarfed Arnold.Many actors today will wear 4 inch shoe lifts when they are making a movie.and we view them at work and we automatically come to the conclusion that the height in the movie is their real height. Then you meet them in person to find they are 5 inches shorter than you are.For Years when i was a teenager in the 1980's i thought Sylvester Stallone (Rocky) was a giant. He looked tall in the movies. Came across tall. Little did i knew back then he had shoe lifts on and in fact was as tiny as Tom Cruise.I myself am 5'10 (Flat feet. I can wear 3 inch shoe lifts. 3 pairs of socks walk outside and have people think im 6'2. ha. That is why it is not a good idea to compare an actors height just by how they appear on a movie. How they appear in one movie may be completely different than how they appear in another movie. Also to add that special effects equipment these days can edit an actor and make him or her 10 inches taller than they really are and they will look 10 inches taller. Watch the movie the Green Mile. The special effects crew did a spectacular job and making the Black actor Michael Duncan appear 7' tall when in fact he was probably no taller than Tom Hanks height.Honey i shrink the kids is another example.Ant-man and so on. Arnold in his prime was probably 5'8.5. Today he is probably 5'7 according to the photos.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 26/Jun/16
richie said on 24/Jun/16
I think a peak height of 6'1.5" is absolutely spot on.In the movie Pumping Iron, Arnie was a fraction taller than Mike Katz who was 6'1" and had a good inch on Ken Waller who was just 6'. Clearly lost height today and is probably around the 6' mark but 70/80's was definitely a strong 6'1"

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He's only around 5'11" - 5'11.5" now (depending on how much height he has in reserve for a measurement) but I agree that 6'1.5" seems reasonable enough back in his prime. I definitely wouldn't give him the full 6'2" but somewhere around 6'1.25" - 6'1.5", sure.
mrtguy said on 26/Jun/16
Arnold was probably close to 6'2'' range in cowboy boots in his prime
Sactown said on 26/Jun/16
He's no more than 5'11. When he was Governor everyone that saw him was astonished at how short he was. When I was a kid, I legit thought he was at least 6'2-6'3, but hey many stars look different in person. Some better and some worse.
Peter 179cm said on 25/Jun/16
@ Harold Only thing is: I still think Arnie was definitely taller than 5'10 or 5'11 in his peak bodybuilding days...Not saying i believe his 6'2 claims,but in my book he was definitely 6'0-6'1 range at his tallest,184cm which is 6'0.5 is the best and safest call for his peak,IMO.But each one to their own, i guess...Nowadays,it's pretty obvious he's 180cm max,and more like 178-179cm range as evidenced in pics with celebrities of known(??) height.But as you said,it's showbiz and Arnie the one promoting the shows lool,so there you have it.
miko said on 24/Jun/16
The more fan photos I see/gym ones where Arnie is in flat soled footwear, he is really looking no more than 5'11.

Its been quite a while since he's been looking a six footer.
Frank R said on 24/Jun/16
All of the T-800, model 101s are 6'6". Arnold, on the other hand, is around 5'11" at age 68. In 'T-2: Judgment Day', you can tell that Arnold is wearing lifts by the thickness of his boots in that film. In the bar scene as the "naked T-800" he is noticeably shorter than several of the bikers he beats up. Then he takes one of the biker's clothes, and for the rest of the film, he appears taller. You can really see the thickness of the boot soles in the scene where he meets Sarah Connor's Latino friends in the middle of the Mexican desert.
richie said on 24/Jun/16
I think a peak height of 6'1.5" is absolutely spot on.In the movie Pumping Iron, Arnie was a fraction taller than Mike Katz who was 6'1" and had a good inch on Ken Waller who was just 6'. Clearly lost height today and is probably around the 6' mark but 70/80's was definitely a strong 6'1"
FP said on 24/Jun/16
Peter - indeed. Specific height therefore becomes fairly meaningless. Makes you wonder why some people get so rabid and hissy about proving/disproving it to the slightest fraction of an inch. I couldn't tell you exactly how tall my oldest friends are, but I'm aware of their general size, and also that can change depending on their footwear, hairstyle, posture from day to day. I know this a height site, but still wonder why people take it so damned seriously, not to mention personally!

Peter: "Most people actually do measure their height in shoes it seems...And if you deny that,then you're probably unaware of this fact.Either that or they just add 1-2 inches to their actual barefoot height:1 inch for shoes,an additional inch for perspective since it's very difficult to actually spot an inch in person...Trust me,it's not that easy with differing footwear,hairstyles,body and head structure etc..."
Jordan87 said on 23/Jun/16
NBA lists their players height without shoes during the Draft, then measures them in Shoes, and lists that height as the primary. With Hollywood I would imagine the same with most of these guys. I really liked the terminator Movies and though Arnold was a good fit for the role without a doubt, I never saw him as much of an good Actor so I feel he needed his Physique to "sell Himself" and being taller is always a plus in that situation.

Currently I feel 5'11.5 to 6'0 is the range I would go by for him as a younger man. Under 5'11 for a Peak height I dont think is possible nor do I think 6'1.5 is as well.
Harold said on 23/Jun/16
@Peter 179cm: As many women lie about their weight, many men lie about their height (actually, lying about one's height is not gender specific). Meaning it seems to be something of a human attribute to lie about one's height (though how many people, other than Charles Barkley, downgrade their own height?). Given it's a human attribute to lie about one's height (especially five foot something guys wanting to be six foot even or six foot plus), the question then is, 'why would anyone care about Arnie lying about his own height?' The answer, I suggest, is in 1. the sheer outrageousness of his claim (how many fake inches does he give himself for his pretend height, three? four? and 2. Arnie himself dictating and demanding a public declaration of his pretend ("billed") height. Bodybuilding sites from 20 plus years ago pegged him around five foot ten. That was 20 plus years ago. Given his diminution due to aging, the entire 6 foot plus canard is exposed for what it always was: fraud and one more show biz scam. For the last fifty years, he worked very hard to appear larger than life in order to sell his 'brand', even if that meant fudging the truth about his verticality when displaying, long ago, his horizontality. The superhuman shtick worked much better when he was larger than life in both height and breadth rather than just breadth, so height was added and padded from day one. In the bodybuilding world, no one could tell because the industry standard is to lie about the heights of the competitors in order to 'sell the sport' (does anyone really want to know it's a 'sport' for midgets?). And in that world, Arnold stuck out, among other reasons, for not being short (compared to other bodybuilders). But off the bodybuilding stage, it was obvious that the cowboy boots and lifts made up for what wasn't there: true height. Well, he's the first to admit he's spent his life as a showman, which is, basically, a salesman. But if you fall for a salesman's pitch, you may well be a sucker.
Peter 179cm said on 23/Jun/16
@ jervis Most people actually do measure their height in shoes it seems...And if you deny that,then you're probably unaware of this fact.Either that or they just add 1-2 inches to their actual barefoot height:1 inch for shoes,an additional inch for perspective since it's very difficult to actually spot an inch in person...Trust me,it's not that easy with differing footwear,hairstyles,body and head structure etc...
Harold said on 22/Jun/16
Jervis: "Why would someone measure themselves in shoes and use it as their actual height?"

Because there's money to be made in appearing larger than life. This is an action hero's bread and butter. Stallone and Cruise do everything they possibly can to appear larger than they are. It's what their audience craves. Anyone looking for honesty in show business must look somewhere else. Fantasy is not fed by fact. Misdirection (cowboy boots, lifts, and repeated lies) means money. As Maximus, the Gladiator, asks the crowd: "Are you not entertained?"
Editor Rob: there is the truth in that celebrities have an image to maintain and spend a lot of money with PR teams to ensure it's the best image.
GNewell said on 22/Jun/16
I was one of a number of journalists and tradesfolk invited to the launch of Mr Schwarzenegger's watch brand at Baselworld early last year. Though I only got to see him sitting down I was near enough to say this with certainty - he is not a small man. His wrists were as thick as my forearms and his fingers were twice as thick as mine. I would find it hard to believe that he was much less than 6 foot tall.
mrbobh5344 said on 21/Jun/16
Agree with below comment. Just watched The Last Stand.... Arnie is about 2 inches shorter than Rodrigo Santor... and about an inch or so below Johnny Knoxville. Arnold was about 66 when he made Last Stand. We all shrink some with age. Gravity!! :(
jervis said on 21/Jun/16
What I ment was Arnold could easley pull off 6ft2 with a good pair of shoes
jervis said on 21/Jun/16
Why would someone measure themselves in shoes and use it as their actual height? It's like weighing yourself fully clothed and using that as your weight.Get a 6ft.5 guy put him in 1 inch heel Shoes with a 2 inch lift inside and you have a guy of 6ft.5 looking 6ft3.5 in shoes,if you minus the 1 inch heel you think he is 6ft2
truth said on 21/Jun/16
He looked like 6'1 range guy peak. Now obviously closer to 5'11.

peak height:

185 cm 30 %
186 cm 60 %
187 cm 10 %
188 cm 0 %

now in height
:
179 cm 10 %
180 cm 40 %
181 cm 30 %
182 cm 20 %
183 cm 0%
truth said on 21/Jun/16
He looked like 6'1 range guy peak. Now obviously closer to 5'11.
Peter 179cm said on 21/Jun/16
I looked through all his height claims mentioned on this page,and honestly,it's not totally impossible he has actually been measured at those marks...Basically, i would say he has indeed measured near 6'2 and 6'1,but definitely NOT barefoot.
For example, his 2013 self-stated claim of 184cm (6'0.5) could really have been in dress shoes or in one of his classic boots...So in reality,he would have been anywhere between 180-182cm flat in 2013,so a strong 5'11 just like Rob lists him as( or atleast close enough)...This goes for all of his claims throughout the years,IMO.As of now,he might be 5'11.5 in footwear,so 5'10-5'10.5 flat is still a possibility,maybe 5'10.75 on a very good day,definitely not under 5'10 though...
Peter 179cm said on 21/Jun/16
I looked through all his height claims mentioned on this page,and honestly,it's not totally impossible he has actually been measured at those marks...Basically, i would say he has indeed measured near 6'2 and 6'1,but definitely NOT barefoot.
For example, his 2013 self-stated claim of 184cm (6'0.5) could really have been in dress shoes or in one of his classic boots...So in reality,he would have been anywhere between 180-182cm flat in 2013,so a strong 5'11 just like Rob lists him as( or atleast close enough)...This goes for all of his claims throughout the years,IMO.As of now,he might be 5'11.5 in footwear,so 5'10-5'10.5 flat is still a possibility,maybe 5'10.75 on a very good day,definitely not under 5'10 though...
THE REAL ANONYMOUS said on 20/Jun/16
In the pic with Alex Del Piero Arnold is looking in pretty good shape. That's the best I've seen him look in
A long time.
Of course not as lean or as tall as Harold but still looking good😉
Dmeyer said on 20/Jun/16
Rob i have seen pics of arnie with french ministary who looks near 5ft 8 And arnie looks near 9cm easy so still 182cm , some friends of mine met him And described him as tall aleast my height they said
Johan said on 20/Jun/16
I wouldn't blink twice if he was 185/186cm peak Rampage and if he was scraping 180 cm (5'10.75") today the same.

I think its more like:

185 cm - 60 %

186cm - 35 %

187 cm - 5 %

188cm - 0 %
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jun/16
I think one could argue 186/187cm or 187/188cm for this prime aswell as 181/182cm or 182/183cm for today.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jun/16
I think one could argue 186/187cm and 187/188cm for this prime aswell as 181/182cm and 182/183cm for today.
Tom said on 19/Jun/16
He wore lifts like Stallone.
gian92 said on 19/Jun/16
Rob i have a doubt, can you see this image ?
Alex Del Piero is 5'8 , in this image with him Arnold seems 5'10 max ,how is it possible ? Thanks
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Editor Rob: maybe big Arnie is losing more height? Arnie is certainly in last couple of years looking more 5ft 11 range
Jordan87 said on 18/Jun/16
Peak 5'11.5-6'0. Now 5'10-5'10.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jun/16
185cm - 5%
186cm - 20%
187cm - 60%
188cm - 15%
Harold said on 18/Jun/16
Yes, Fanboys, I stand corrected, Arnold is a towering five foot ten. That's why people like you look up to him. I mean you really Look Up to him.
England79 said on 17/Jun/16
When the calls go out in the trade press/casting websites for stand-ins for Arnold, they ask for men between 5'10" - 6'1". That would suggest his current height is midway.
Harold said on 17/Jun/16
Yes, England79, your words, 'the illusion of his height' are very well chosen. We've had explanations before relating to his supposed 'shrinkage' (deadlifting! steroids! open-heart surgery! shoulder surgery!) and now it's posture. What's next, wait, 'camera angles' or 'lighting'. Let's see, it must be aging. Which is why Schwarzenegger has shrunk, what, four or five inches from his bragged and repeatedly stated height of six foot two. Meanwhile, of course, LIam Neeson, in his late 60's, has shrunk, what, one-half inch? Oh, that's right, a 'lifestyle' of 'health and fitness' is really hard on the body. Yes, Arnie (look at him today) is a great, great example of 'health and fitness.' Look and learn. Or laugh.
Peter 179cm said on 17/Jun/16
@Harold 178-179cm is 5'10.5 not 5'8.5 try learning how to invert inches to cm first before spreading your poetic ignorance lol...
England79 said on 17/Jun/16
I'm 5'10" dead on and met Arnold at a couple of speaking engagements he has done in England over the past couple of years. He's a couple of inches taller than me. Any talk of him being below my height is utter nonsense, and I'm sure even without footwear he'd still be above that. As other people have noted, his posture - and therefore the illusion of his height - varies dramatically.
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS said on 16/Jun/16
Please read the email Vinnce Basile sent Rob!! It's at the top of the page.
Vince is no fan boy of Arnold and has no reason to upgrade him. I believe he was 6'1.5 in 1969 but not in 2016
He has lost height and I believe Rob has him listed correctly at 5'11.5
Touluca said on 16/Jun/16
5ft 10 peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jun/16
No, I think he was 186-187cm for sure. He could look both 6ft1 and 6ft2 in the 70's-80's.
Ho hum said on 16/Jun/16
Oh good. Harold's still here.
Shredder said on 15/Jun/16
6'1 peak , 5'11.5 ish now. He was a big guy until he hit his 50's and has lost some bit of height but not 3 inches. I don't buy that he went from almost 6'2 to 5'10.5
Harold said on 15/Jun/16
GP said:
"Nowadays he is a 178-179 man, I see him all the time in the gym."

A five foot eight and 1/2 Arnold? Oh, how the Fanboys gnash their teeth (there don't seem to be any Fangirls, I wonder why that is?). Is this possible that the man could actually be this short? And yet he still claims he's over six feet tall? Could the reality/fantasy gulf actually be this large? Both in his head and in the minds of the Fanboys? The towering drama continues...
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 14/Jun/16
Hasnt looked 6ft legit since more than a decade.

Rob, even after the pic with your 176-177cm friend, is 510.5-510.75" totally out of question for you?
berta said on 14/Jun/16
i Think he should be downgraded to 186 that i s what he Always looks.and now 182,5 then he have lost 3,5 cm and that is normal for his age
Sixseven said on 12/Jun/16
He was 185 in his twenties.Tallest Mr. Olympia.
Puma said on 12/Jun/16
5 cm loss.How?
How much does average man loss?
5 cm is so much.
miko said on 12/Jun/16
I suspect if Arnold is still in the public eye at 80, his listing on here will likely be 5'10 range.
Sixseven said on 12/Jun/16
He was 185 in his twenties.Tallest mr. Olympia.
Sixseven said on 10/Jun/16
H was 185 in his twenties.Tallest Mr. Olympia.
Kyuss123 said on 10/Jun/16
5-10.5 max
abcd said on 9/Jun/16
185 peak now 181 or 182
Johan said on 8/Jun/16
@Jordan87

The smallest I have seen him look in his prime is 6'0.5" next to fellow bodybuilders. However even that mark is questionable when you look at the facts.

He was eye to eye with confirmed 6'1" Carl Weathers.

He was less than an inch shorter than Jeff Bridges barefoot. Looked like Jeff had a 2cm sneaker. There would be a hair in it.

Robert Englund is also in Stay Hungry ( the rub down guy for Arnie) Rob has him at 5'9.5" peak and now 5'8.5". Even if he was just a solid 5'9" guy he looks almost 4 inches smaller than Arnold and again Arnie is barefoot.

In old gym pics he has 4 solid inches on 5'9" listed Stallone, today with equal footwear it looks more 3 inches. Again proving that Arnold has lost an additional inch over Sly.

His current height is hard as he doesn't have great posture at times. I have sometimes wondered if he is now 5'10.5" as he can look it at times. Then at other times he can pull off looking a decent 5'11" so my guess would be 5'11" flat.

He did look around 180-181 cm with confirmed 6'1" + Evander Holyfield but I think even 5'11.25" is a bit much consdiering he can look a good 2 cm shorter.

@HeightcrazyRed6ft

Yeah which made me think 6'1" peak as thats 185.4 cm so maybe he measured between the two marks. I also heard a 185cm claim but its disappeared from the net it seems ;)
Jordan87 said on 7/Jun/16
@GP,

No the picture with Rob is not proof of that. The top picture is where they have the same shoes. If your trying to prove she is 5'11 you would stay away from that picture b/c she is not 5'11 in it.
zillthepill said on 7/Jun/16
Met him face to face at a political-fund rally in 2004 (funny story, actually). I'm around 6'3"--he had to look up at me . I was kind of surprised. 5'11" at the most.
realheight said on 6/Jun/16
peak: 6'1"-6'1.75"/185-187cm
now: 5'9.5"-5'10.5"/177-179cm
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 6/Jun/16
Johan said on 6/Jun/16
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Pushing 70yrs old with his lifestyle losing 2 inches from his peak. Nothing incredible about it.

The man claimed 186cm back in the late 70's before he went to the US.




As far as I know, Arnie claimed 1,85m in germany in the late 60s age 19-21 and 1,86m at the set of Running Man at age 40
Dmeyer said on 6/Jun/16
When i see pics of arnie with people i met like de Niro or statham arnie does look near 6ft
Jordan87 said on 6/Jun/16
@johan

"He hasn't lost 3 inches of height imo. He went from 6'1" -185-186cm to 5'11"-180cm as of 2016. "

6'1 to 5'11 is still Believable in my opinion I'm not totally dead-set against you on that. Also if you look at the pics I posted showing a 66 year old Arnold looking 5'10.75 with Mangeillo it would almost line up with your Estimate of 6'1 shrinking to 5'11 so we are not far off. Arguing about Loken's picture aside If you read my posts I still put Arnie's Range from 5'11.5 -6'0.5 with 5'11.5 as a more conservative mark.

Its hard for my to really Zero In on what he was in his prime, I'm putting time into this particular Page b/c I want to rule out the people who say he was 5'10 and 5'11 as Peak Heights which I deem Impossible, as well as the 6'2.

As I mentioned in Past Posts I work with a Guy that had Met Arnold in 1993 around the planet Hollywood area ( He does have a pic but not great for judging height they both leaning into the picture with my Coworkers daughters) and said when Arnold did stand up he was " Almost his height". I happen to know my Coworker is between 6'0.5-6'1. Arnold's footwear at the time? Who Knows but I doubt the man was under 5'11.5 in his prime. Again, I'm using that as a Conservative number to rule out the 5'10 and 5'11 Folks. I feel again, 6'0 is a solid mark to go with.
GP said on 6/Jun/16
Loken is 180cm/5'10.75-5'11". I know this for a fact because I used to be in acting class with her years ago. The photo with Rob is proof of that also. Now about the Arnold photo, that photo is from at least 10 years ago, when Arnold was actually 182, he has 3-4 cm advantage over her shoes also counting his hairstyle. Nowadays he is a 178-179 man, I see him all the time in the gym.
Johan said on 6/Jun/16
@Bright Dawn

At the top of this very page - "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 a worrying 6ft 1/2 inch"

So he thought he was 6ft.05 in 2013. Americans usually give shoe measurement so that puts him at 5ft 11.5 in 2013 going purely by his claim.

Steriods do lead to health problems or are you saying they don't get heart attacks etc? My experience says otherwise. Health problems can lead to all kinds of other issues and also because of the lifestyle ie..lifting far too much weight over long periods. For instance I know a guy who no longer can lift at all, his back is completely screwed he now does appraisals and consultant work instead of his old job.

@Jordan87

You can believe what you want, I don't see 5'10" at all as she isnt even standing up straight. I also question how much hair you actually think she has? Rob has said before that the app is a guide, its not perfect by any means. Otherwise Bennedict would be 5ft 10.5 and not the 5ft 11.5 guy that Rob saw. .

He hasn't lost 3 inches of height imo. He went from 6'1" -185-186cm to 5'11"-180cm as of 2016.

Pushing 70yrs old with his lifestyle losing 2 inches from his peak. Nothing incredible about it.

The man claimed 186cm back in the late 70's before he went to the US.
Jordan87 said on 5/Jun/16
I myself did not meet Loken, Rob is not a liar and if she looked over 5'10 thats totally believable. I was going by a Picture where I continue to say she looks closer to 5'10 than 5'11 in. ( The top Picture, with even shoes)

Apparently to people like Johan, hair counts as actual height, and in the picture it clearly shows Loken at 5'10.75 with her actual hair so Johan continue thinking that way by all means and ignoring that height app. that Rob has in pictures. Your hopeless and have no credibility since you are clearly ignoring facts shown in pictures right in front of you.

I still refuse to believe Arnold lost 3 inches of height. Id say its more 1.5" looking at his background. He is 5'11.5 in the picture with 5'10 Loken and he has .75"-1" heel advantage putting him, again, at around 5'10.5-5'10.75 ( yes without his spiked hair Johan, since I know in your mind that counts as height) in his mid 50's so id stil say he was a solid 6 foot guy. His range 5'11.5-6'0.5.
Bright Dawn said on 5/Jun/16
@Johan, Steroid abuse is a norm among all pro-bodybuilders and even among some self-obsessed amateur bodybuilders. No one loses their height with steroid and the negative effects of steroid abuse don't have any scientific correlation with "height loss". I cannot really comment about the "surgeries" that Arnold have gone through and their correlation with his "mysterious height loss", at least he himself has never brought up this issue because he still claims he is 6' 1'', so supposedly any "mysterious surgeries" haven't taken any toll on his height according to his own height related claims.
Dmeyer said on 5/Jun/16
My father has pic with Emanuel valls h seems har taller than my father so has to be 173cm aleast , arnie looks 9cm taller than valls so near enaugh 6ft
guk said on 4/Jun/16
One thing I noticed is in publicity shots he's often wearing (if not cowboy boots) prada brogues with the 1.5 inch + wedge heels some of which have a fairly padded insole. A one inch lift in those and he gains a fair bit of height. He only usually wears flat soled shoes in leisure time.
jervis said on 4/Jun/16
5ft10.5 maybe?
Johan said on 4/Jun/16
She even looks over 5'10" in the pic. The one where she does look around 5'10" she has a solid 0.5 inch footwear disadvantage.

The lowest I could buy for her is 5'10.75" approx. Thanks Rob for verifying it. Yes Im sure Rob was out an inch in person...

Comparing Arnold to your average 55 yr old is ridiculous. If you need the reasons why explained to you then there is really no point in further discussion. Fanatic Bodybuilder using steriods for years on end and multiple back and neck surgeries. Yes your average guy has that by 55 dear oh dear.

Exercising in itself is healthy but steriods are far from that.

We have seen enough barefoot pics of him in his prime and also in "Stay Hungry" he is barefoot next to a legit 6'1" range Jeff Bridges and looks around 1 inch smaller. Take away the shoes and Bridges might be only 1/4 inch taller or even the same.

So I guess Bridges was also 5'11" range peak? haha

Even although he still looks very similar to Garrett ( a good 6'1" range guy ) in Tron Legacy.

Carry on though .
5'6 Aravind said on 3/Jun/16
That guy might be 6'3 when younger.

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