How tall is Arnold Schwarzenegger ?

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's height is 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. He says of his stature, "I'm 6'2". I've heard rumors that I'm really much shorter in real life - like 5'6" or something like that - which is ridiculous. I can assure you this is not the case. People look up to me, and not just because I do a lot of work in the community. I mean, most people really LOOK UP to me."

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


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umadguy says on 23/Apr/15
probably always been a 5'10.5/11 guy,funny picture i imagine the only person wearing heeled shoes/lifts there is arnie the others are already too tall :P Click Here
Harold says on 23/Apr/15
Why on earth would it be assumed in the photo of Tom Cruise and Arnie that Cruise is wearing elevators (a good assumption) but that Arnie isn't? Both are, in fact, long-time "lifters," if I may use that word to describe the employement of boosters for height to impress the crowd. Arnie, who confesses to owning over 50 pairs of cowboy boots (the Imelda Marcos of his generation?) doesn't wear cowboy boots or motorcycle engineer boots to look shorter, does he? No. So, it's probable that it's lifts vs. lifts, elevator shoes vs. elevator shoes. Arnie wins, simply because he's already taller than Tom. On the other hand, Tom's bank account dwarfs Arnie's.
Alex says on 23/Apr/15
Here's another picture:
6'4 young christopher reeve and arnold. Now...let me guess, arnold and christopher were about 5'9, manute bol was 6'6, the others were midget. I imagine someone who is 6'4 (and whose girlfriend is a 6 feet amazon) met them at some event and they are (were) all way shorter than listed here.
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6ftMagician says on 23/Apr/15
@Alex

Respectfully, everyone is entitled to their opinion at the end of the day.

As a regular poster, I'll share my 2 cents:

While I agree there is a large minority who are just beyond logic, the vast majority come across as bitter/rabid by accident. For example, If I think someone is exaggerating about height I will say it. Doesn't matter if it makes me look ''rabid'' - I don't try to balance out my ''boosts'' with my ''rabid'' guesses. I simply state my opinion, which unfortunately falls into the ''rabid'' category more often than not, because, wait for it... people (especially celebs) exaggerate/don't know their height.

Peace out chief.
Val says on 22/Apr/15
Click Here -take away Toms poofy hair and you've got a strong 1 inch difference ( forehead and eye level also show 1 inch,maybe 1.25 at most). Pegg is 5'8.75, so Tom at 5'7'75 is the most he is,and if he was wearing small lifts,then a flat 5'7 is possible too.
Lucio says on 22/Apr/15
fran77 says on 22/Apr/15
MJKoP says on 18/Apr/15
Oh, he was definitely 6'2". Possibly even a bit over. I've seen 6'3" descriptions of him and he barely looked shorter than Christopher Reeve. Today he's still 6'0 or slightly taller. The 5'11" and under crap is just silly. He might stoop to 5'11" if he lives to be 90+, but in 2015 there is not a chance in hell. If you google "Arnold schwarzenegger and Christopher Reeve" you'll find a picture where they are face to face and Reeves towers him by 4 inches. 10 cm. The difference between 1.92 cm and 1.82 cm.
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10 cm difference? Judging from this photo does not look like...
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Damon says on 22/Apr/15
Can Arnold be 5'10 today, Rob?
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[Editor Rob: with Tom, I think there was a good chance Tom had a bit of lift in his shoes, they looked like a basic elevator style.]
umadguy says on 22/Apr/15
dave draper was closer to 177cm than 183cm Click Here
miko says on 22/Apr/15
With Cruise he's looking 5'11 at best but Tom was visibly in lifts at that event.
[Editor Rob: you can see Cruise's shoes, they have enough room for a good inch within them Here.]
Harold says on 22/Apr/15
Alex, in Australia, if someone rises above the herd, the urge to cut him or her down to size is called 'the tall poppy syndrome.' It makes the rest of the poppies feel better about themselves if one is not above them. It's a common human motive. On the other hand, the entertainment industry, first in the form of movies, and in the last 70 years in the form of television, has profited by making their 'stars' out to be taller/bigger/more beautiful than they actually are. In other words, they will deny the actor/actress has had plastic surgery/nose job/breast enhancement/dyed hair/capped teeth or is taller than they really are, etc. Also, people have a need to worship, as the good book says, false idols, so they will make people taller/bigger to fill a need in their own life to worship someone/something. In other words, I agree it's all about human nature. But perhaps I disagree in that I believe the boosters are as rabid and irrational as the haters.
Dmeyer says on 22/Apr/15
About 7cm over tom
fran77 says on 22/Apr/15
MJKoP says on 18/Apr/15 
Oh, he was definitely 6'2". Possibly even a bit over. I've seen 6'3" descriptions of him and he barely looked shorter than Christopher Reeve. Today he's still 6'0 or slightly taller. The 5'11" and under crap is just silly. He might stoop to 5'11" if he lives to be 90+, but in 2015 there is not a chance in hell. If you google "Arnold schwarzenegger and Christopher Reeve" you'll find a picture where they are face to face and Reeves towers him by 4 inches. 10 cm. The difference between 1.92 cm and 1.82 cm.
:D says on 21/Apr/15
Tom Cruise and Arnold scroll down Click Here
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 21/Apr/15
Danimal says on 19/Apr/15
He was measured at 6'1.5" at night in 1969, so yes, he was 6'2" out of bed in his prime.


Yeah and you were there for the measurement to do the calibration...

Stop talking about facts if you can´t prove, Rob has a story about a measurement written by Basille nothing more nothing less...
Alex says on 21/Apr/15
I said "so many people", not "everyone". I mean... just pick a random celebrity and see how many comments are about "1-2 inches shorter in real life". "I met him at (random event), he is 1-2 inches shorter than this claim". For ten rabid downgrade there is, more or less, one booster, not even rabid. I think it's all about human nature.
Harold says on 20/Apr/15
In response to Alex, not everyone on this site 'downgrades' celebrities. Is a celebrity really worth less if they are less tall than they maintain/pretend? I'd say for every rabid downgrader there is a rabid booster who can't bear to imagine their hero/idol/object of veneration and worship not to be their advertised height. One could argue both the rabid downgrader and the rabid booster operate out of emotion rather than reason. But what does reason have to do with an audience that applauds celebrities?
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 20/Apr/15
Zach says on 19/Apr/15
Rare picture of Arnold and a young Ultimate Warrior: Click Here

Great find!
Warrior was 6´1.5" peak and Arnie is clearly the shorter man in this pic.
Dmeyer says on 20/Apr/15
Was never 6' 2 at night
N says on 20/Apr/15
Looked a solid 6'1" in Pumping Iron. Looks around 5'11" nowadays.
Danimal says on 19/Apr/15
Dmeyer says on 17/Apr/15
Was never 6'2 188cm if je was hé would havé get guessed oftenly 6'3

He was measured at 6'1.5" at night in 1969, so yes, he was 6'2" out of bed in his prime. Today he's under 5'11".
Zach says on 19/Apr/15
Rare picture of Arnold and a young Ultimate Warrior: Click Here
Harold says on 19/Apr/15
I watched the movie, the Last Stand, the other night on my computer and it's clear Arnie hovers around the five foot ten mark. I suggest "the Arnie Syndrome" not refer to 'magically' shrinking four inches in height as one ages (for God's sake, he's 67, not 87), but to refer to someone who, with the help of Joe Weider, lies about his height for fifty years and gets away with it until he finally confronts reality. But his fans never paid him for reality. They paid him for fantasy. And he was happy to oblige them. I enjoy how Arnie's fanboys insist if he was not, as he insisted he was, six foot two, he must have been six foot one and one-half. Mighty generous. But remember, the money is in the myth. No one wants reality.
MJKoP says on 18/Apr/15
Oh, he was definitely 6'2". Possibly even a bit over. I've seen 6'3" descriptions of him and he barely looked shorter than Christopher Reeve. Today he's still 6'0 or slightly taller. The 5'11" and under crap is just silly. He might stoop to 5'11" if he lives to be 90+, but in 2015 there is not a chance in hell.
Alex says on 18/Apr/15
I don't understand why so many people try to downgrade almost everyone on this site. Just pick a random celebrity and you see many comments of people who ask for a massive and illogical downgrade when celebheight's claim is already under the official claim (often rounded up) and is near perfection. I mean how the heck can young arnold's height be under 6'1? He was measured at 187, he is on par with 188 people barefoot, he is just slightly shorter than a giant like ferrigno. Furthermore how can you deny he has lost a lot of height in his torso that nowdays looks like compressed? I just don't get it..what is at the origin of this "downgrade everyone" spirit? For example look at jim parsons page..how can he be just a six footer?!
b-mint1994 says on 18/Apr/15
There is no way Annie is under 5'11" today. Look at that video I posted of him with the Hodgetwins. He looks around 6' if both Keith and Kevin are as tall as they claim to be.
Lucio says on 17/Apr/15
Dmeyer says on 15/Apr/15
Lucio says on 14/Apr/15
Danimal says on 12/Apr/15
184.3cm says on 8/Apr/15
Interesting pic with Triple H, proof that he has lost height as well. Arnie is more 5'11.25 today which puts Triple H at 6'1.25"-6'1.5", a small chunk lost.

..Jimmy Fallon had noticeable height on Arnold both in video and in pictures. I hate to break it to you, but Arnold is NOT 5'11.25" today.
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I hate to say it, but you must have some vision problem to accept that Fallon is not taller than Arnold.

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I do not agree if you top of head and eye Level , arnie seems a good 0.5in under fallon , in the second shot arnie is standing better , but i do think both are 5'11.5
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Yes, but in the first pic Arnold is in relaxed posture than Fallon. Put arnie in the same posture as Fallon, and they are exactly the same height.
And don't forget Fallon is a famous lifts wearer..
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 17/Apr/15
Solid 187cm peak
Dmeyer says on 17/Apr/15
Was never 6'2 188cm if je was hé would havé get guessed oftenly 6'3
184.3cm says on 17/Apr/15
Dmeyer says on 14/Apr/15
6'1.25 peak 5'11.25 now

Agreed, i believe those are his exact measurements.
6ftMagician says on 17/Apr/15
According to most users here, most celebs are shrinking at crazy rates! God I wish I never become a celebrity or I am destined to suffer Arnie Syndrome, where I will inevitably shrink a supposed 5cm.

Now we got that out the way, here is my actual reasoning: Arnie holds 6ft today. Rob's listing is on the slightly harsher side, I'd give 5'11.75 or 6'0''.

His peak, as indicated in BAREFOOT bodybuilding pics with Frank Zane (and others), indicate Arnie was give or take 186cm peak.

Which leads me to believe his shrinkage is nothing abnormal, though certainly on the more height-loss side of the aging spectrum.

Current: 182/183
Peak: 185/186
Danimal says on 16/Apr/15
Height183 says on 15/Apr/15
''I mean isnt Triple H like 6'3 6'4? Lol''

LMAO

Under 6'2" today.
Danimal says on 16/Apr/15
MJKoP says on 13/Apr/15
Danimal says on 12/Apr/15
Harold says on 11/Apr/15
The question now is: is Arnie struggling with 5'11"

The answer is yes. He's dipped below 5'11".



Bull.

Troll.
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 16/Apr/15
Dmeyer says on 14/Apr/15
Arnie still looks 5'11-11.5 not 5'10.5-11

With Lewis Hamilton he looked sub 5´11" and Arnie had clear bigger footwear
Dmeyer says on 15/Apr/15
Lucio says on 14/Apr/15
Danimal says on 12/Apr/15
184.3cm says on 8/Apr/15
Interesting pic with Triple H, proof that he has lost height as well. Arnie is more 5'11.25 today which puts Triple H at 6'1.25"-6'1.5", a small chunk lost.

..Jimmy Fallon had noticeable height on Arnold both in video and in pictures. I hate to break it to you, but Arnold is NOT 5'11.25" today.
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I hate to say it, but you must have some vision problem to accept that Fallon is not taller than Arnold.

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I do not agree if you top of head and eye Level , arnie seems a good 0.5in under fallon , in the second shot arnie is standing better , but i do think both are 5'11.5
Icehole73 says on 15/Apr/15
Remember that these guys only lease muscles when using "Gear". If they trained naturally, at least what you gain, you can keep. I've been bodybuilding for over 20 and all I need to do is eat clean/train to maintain a weight that really hasn't changed in 17 years. How many bodybuilders lose 50 or 60 pounds once they stop? I'm not for or against but seeing competitors shrink like that tells the tale. I know a guy that lost a pound a day after stopping.
umadguy says on 15/Apr/15
its annoying to hear from people like guy, who think that using correct and articulate grammar on a non serious discussion site to try and put intelligence into their opinion and point of view on the subject as a way of attempting to demean others is a laughable tactic i dont see anyone as bitter as you posting here,yes i intended to antagonize you with my posts because you deserve it,do some research the only intelligence that there is in anything you say is what you believe, and that is the marketing of joe weider which was absolutely fantastic and clearly powerful enough to trick someone as "intelligent" as you. i suggest you stop being so arrogant and single minded and respect others and im sure you will receive the same back,lighten up take things with a pinch of salt and find a sense of humour!
Charlie says on 15/Apr/15
It is horrendous generally what happens to guys in their 60s. Most guys undergo some major aging changes in which they go from essentially middle age to old age. Harrison Ford is one of the few guys I can think of off the top of my head who managed to go through his 60s relatively unscathed aside from the height loss. Arnie compared to a lot of guys his age still looks pretty good I think.


I think you mean most guys in their mid 80s and beyond. Every guy I know in their 60s looks the same as when they were in their 50s and healthy. Its 2015, not 1950. My Uncle is 76 and has looked the same the last 20 years and feels the same. And his gnes arnt all that either.

And Harrison Ford looks old for his age. Will be hard to accept him in the new Star Wars.
Height183 says on 15/Apr/15
''I mean isnt Triple H like 6'3 6'4? Lol''

LMAO
Lucio says on 14/Apr/15
Danimal says on 12/Apr/15
184.3cm says on 8/Apr/15
Interesting pic with Triple H, proof that he has lost height as well. Arnie is more 5'11.25 today which puts Triple H at 6'1.25"-6'1.5", a small chunk lost.

..Jimmy Fallon had noticeable height on Arnold both in video and in pictures. I hate to break it to you, but Arnold is NOT 5'11.25" today.
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I hate to say it, but you must have some vision problem to accept that Fallon is not taller than Arnold.

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Dmeyer says on 14/Apr/15
6'1.25 peak 5'11.25 now
Dmeyer says on 14/Apr/15
Arnie still looks 5'11-11.5 not 5'10.5-11
6'1 Ezra says on 14/Apr/15
@Danimal,
How could Arnold be that short? He's gotta be at least 6 feet... I mean isnt Triple H like 6'3 6'4? Lol
184.3cm says on 14/Apr/15
@Danimal

Timberlake and Fallon? Lift wearers suprised they didnt fall over when they met. Next to Shaw at the Arnold classic he could still pull off near 6 ft.
shorty says on 13/Apr/15
I met Mr. Schwarzenegger back in the late 90's and he was the same hieght as my husband. (My hubby is 5'11") Hate to be the bearer of bad news but he was never over 6' tall.
Franco says on 13/Apr/15
Well, Arnie, you did a great, great job for so many years of, shall we say, stretching the truth about your height. Or, for that matter, your physical fitness. They really bought you were six foot two! For so many years! My God, what pigeons. All you had to do was tell people you were and wear your 'high heels'! It was so simple. And you were so smart not to tell them about your open heart surgery, your knee surgeries, your shoulder surgery and your twice going in for hip replacement. They never even knew!! Like Lou Ferrigno with his hip and knee replacement. Keep it on the qt! That way, you can pretend your life is about 'health and fitness'! I love it. America, what a great country. Where you only have to fake it to make it. Six two! Hah!!!!
Lorne??? says on 13/Apr/15
"A worrying 6ft0.5in".

Lol
MJKoP says on 13/Apr/15
Danimal says on 12/Apr/15
Harold says on 11/Apr/15
The question now is: is Arnie struggling with 5'11"

The answer is yes. He's dipped below 5'11".



Bull.
Danimal says on 12/Apr/15
184.3cm says on 8/Apr/15
Interesting pic with Triple H, proof that he has lost height as well. Arnie is more 5'11.25 today which puts Triple H at 6'1.25"-6'1.5", a small chunk lost.

First of all, 6'0" Justin Timberlake was taller than Jimmy Fallon and once again, Jimmy Fallon had noticeable height on Arnold both in video and in pictures. I hate to break it to you, but Arnold is NOT 5'11.25" today.
Danimal says on 12/Apr/15
Harold says on 11/Apr/15
The question now is: is Arnie struggling with 5'11"

The answer is yes. He's dipped below 5'11".
6ftMagician says on 12/Apr/15
Arnie looks a good 6ft next to the Hodgetwins. Other youtubers have confirmed the Twins are both 6'3'' (Kevin) and 6'2'' (Keith - had spinal fusion surgery hence the inch loss at 40 yrs old).

Arnie 182/183 today.
Peak 185/186 range.
uverymadguy says on 12/Apr/15
watch the making of pumping iron ferrigno dwarfs him in shots they were not careful enough about ,yes his hollywood height is 6'1 in his high heels,apart from that he is around 5 10 / 5 11
Harold says on 11/Apr/15
The question now is: is Arnie struggling with 5'11" while wearing cowboy boots or in flats? In the NY Times the other day, he spoke of owning over 50 pairs of cowboy boots. Gee, I wonder why he's so fond of male 'high heels'?
b-mint1994 says on 11/Apr/15
Arnold with the Hodgetwins. One claims 6'2 and the other 6'3"

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uverymadguy says on 10/Apr/15
go watch the making of pumping iron he is clearly not over 6 foot next to bud cort from smash (5ft8/9) go look for yourself,youtube it.
Junior31 says on 9/Apr/15
Danimal says on 8/Apr/15
Junior31 says on 7/Apr/15
Mid to low 6'1'in the 70's. 6' for the millennium. Today struggling with 5' 11

Close enough for me (I think he maintained 6'0" until he took office as Governor).


Yup. In a the past 2 years this guy physically went to shambles. Doesn't remotely resemble the guy he once was physically.
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM says on 9/Apr/15
He was 187 CM in his peak.
Danimal says on 8/Apr/15
Junior31 says on 7/Apr/15
Mid to low 6'1'in the 70's. 6' for the millennium. Today struggling with 5' 11

Close enough for me (I think he maintained 6'0" until he took office as Governor).
Danimal says on 8/Apr/15
sabot says on 6/Apr/15
"Alex says on 5/Apr/15: Nowdays he has shrunk, he has some posture or back problems or I don't know what...his torso looks innatural, it is like compressed or shortened. Arnold was born with long legs and short torso, this is clear, but now his torso is just shorter"

He used to have a long neck too. Just look at the Terminator DVD/bluray cover for example and compare with recent pics of him.

Yup. It appears as though his entire spine (including neck) has compressed, resulting in a 3" height loss since his prime (yes, I believe he is under 5'11" barefoot today). If he had hip replacement, which I'm not sure he did, he could have lost some height from that as well.
Danimal says on 8/Apr/15
W4rCh1ld says on 5/Apr/15
I hear he's 5' 10" or thereabouts...

Today, he's not far off that mark. Maybe slightly taller, but not by much.
184.3cm says on 8/Apr/15
Interesting pic with Triple H, proof that he has lost height as well. Arnie is more 5'11.25 today which puts Triple H at 6'1.25"-6'1.5", a small chunk lost.
6ftMagician says on 7/Apr/15
@miko

Sometimes I just think I must be in the wrong, but Lol - 3 inches?

I see Triple H has dead on 1.5 inches on Arnie.

I think Arnie holds 182/183 today. His peak will forever be a mystery.
GUY says on 7/Apr/15
Bret says on 6/Apr/15
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With Vince and Triple H
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Triple H is billed 6'4" but is actually 6'2". Arnold looks about 2 inches under. At least in this photo he looks around the 6' range. Vince looks about the same height, but may or may not be closer to the camera.

miko says on 7/Apr/15
If Triple H straightens up there he could have close to 3 inches on Arnold.

Vince is around 5'11.5 these days.
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If Arnold also straightened up, that extra inch would be cancelled out.
Junior31 says on 7/Apr/15
Mid to low 6'1'in the 70's. 6' for the millennium. Today struggling with 5' 11
Connor6'0 says on 7/Apr/15
Rob have you seen Arnie in the new Meerkats advert? those meerkat adverts are funny lol.
[Editor Rob: I saw him pop up in it yeah]
miko says on 7/Apr/15
If Triple H straightens up there he could have close to 3 inches on Arnold.

Vince is around 5'11.5 these days.
James B says on 7/Apr/15
Rob am i the only one who thinks a present Arnold look like a dead ringer to a 1980s Rupert Murdoch?
GUY says on 7/Apr/15
uverymadguy says on 5/Apr/15
you make NO sense whatsoever,you just made that assumption up of what sarah douglas said,think again guy, i HIGHLY doubt she meant in her high heels when she said that and she was most definitely being honest about him not being much taller than her,and in the photo you posted if you take away his conan boots he wouldnt be 4 inches taller than her.there is no point wasting my breath on you guy
barefoot as evidence of true height is an excuse really? its practically the only way you will ever figure out someones actual height

replace sarah douglas with arnie and read this quote back

"I'm 5 foot 9, but I wear very high heels for my roles that make me photograph as if I were 6-foot-3" :)
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I think the real problem here is that you have no sense. I'm making assumptions? If I'm making assumptions, they are based on undeniable facts like this
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which is something that everyone can see.Sarah Douglas says in an interview:
Interviewer #1 :"I notice you seem to be taller than him in this sequence"
Sarah Douglas : "It's funny you say that, because he's not taller than me in real life. And i've got high heels on so I'm amazed he allowed that to happen. I suppose his mere size was quite enough."
She shoots herself in the foot here. She says Arnold isn't taller than her in real life, which would mean barefoot against the wall height, but then says she's even wearing high heels there. If they were the same height on their drivers licenses, she would then tower over him wearing those giant high heels she speaks of. She doesn't, and is even a little under. It's not speculation or conjecture, she's 4 inches shorter in real life, which is what is seen in the photo. In the film she's wearing the high heels which gives her the comparative height. This isn't rocket science. If you don't get it, you have issues.

Your assumptions are based on nonsense, non-existent fantasy speculations. Can you prove Arnold has monster lifts in those "Conan" boots? You can't and never will. And yet that is what you're going with. You reject the photo that excellently presents itself, for the old magic invisible undetectable lifts argument. That's why I really think some of the posters here might have some schizoid spectrum mental issues. Inventing facts in their head that are entirely unknowable. It's not 100% out of question he doesn't have monster lifts there, but on it's own there is NOTHING at all that suggests it. His leg proportions look completely normal, and his knees are where they're supposed to be, looking similar in leg ratio to both Douglas and even Jones who's barefoot. If he was wearing the size of lifts that would make him that tall, his legs would look weird and strangely out of proportion. Monster 4 inch lifts are unconvincing alone let alone without long pants. And yet with blind faith you believe.

You're going on about how only barefoot counts, so therefore you're right. What? Where? In what way have you shown Arnold looking under 6' in a fair and balanced barefoot comparison? And that's without making up new heights for those he's compared too. He's 5'11"-5'10" peak, because you say so? Your post and indeed your whole position isn't based on anything but fantasy nonsense, and it's even off the bottom shelf lying on the floor.
sabot says on 6/Apr/15
"Alex says on 5/Apr/15: Nowdays he has shrunk, he has some posture or back problems or I don't know what...his torso looks innatural, it is like compressed or shortened. Arnold was born with long legs and short torso, this is clear, but now his torso is just shorter"

He used to have a long neck too. Just look at the Terminator DVD/bluray cover for example and compare with recent pics of him.
Bret says on 6/Apr/15
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With Vince and Triple H
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 6/Apr/15
Without those injuries on set, Arnold would probably still be around 6ft1 range today or close to it. 2in at 67 is a lot for that age
uverymadguy says on 5/Apr/15
you make NO sense whatsoever,you just made that assumption up of what sarah douglas said,think again guy, i HIGHLY doubt she meant in her high heels when she said that and she was most definitely being honest about him not being much taller than her,and in the photo you posted if you take away his conan boots he wouldnt be 4 inches taller than her.there is no point wasting my breath on you guy
barefoot as evidence of true height is an excuse really? its practically the only way you will ever figure out someones actual height

replace sarah douglas with arnie and read this quote back

"I'm 5 foot 9, but I wear very high heels for my roles that make me photograph as if I were 6-foot-3" :)
Bret says on 5/Apr/15
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W4rCh1ld says on 5/Apr/15
I hear he's 5' 10" or thereabouts...
Alex says on 5/Apr/15
My impression is that barefoot young arnold is between 6'1 and 6'2. Like jim parsons and cristiano ronaldo. Depending on things like posture, hours spent out of bed, shoes and angles, they can look 6'1 or 6'2. Sometimes CR7 looks as tall as 189 cm Khedira, sometimes he looks on par with 6'1 people (like kaka)
I think all the evidence say that young arnold was about 186-187 centimetres. Never a full 188 barefoot even in his prime, but just a little under.

Nowdays he has shrunk, he has some posture or back problems or I don't know what...his torso looks innatural, it is like compressed or shortened. Arnold was born with long legs and short torso, this is clear, but now his torso is just shorter. Actual height is a weak 6 feet, with bad posture.

I think Rob's claim of peak height at 6ft 1.5in, and current at 5ft 11.5in, is just perfect.
GUY says on 5/Apr/15
umadguy says on 24/Mar/15
sarah douglas,kevin sorbo,mens health magazine,speaking the truth etc you get the picture but to all the people in the know i applaud you and cheers to rob for celeb heights =]
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Again, anyone with intelligence can see and understand that Ms. Douglas is either flat out making up things, or she's mistaken. It's understandable that she may have been recounting memories when she was wearing giant stiletto high heels. In the photo above she's clearing considerably shorter than Arnold wearing a smaller shoe. Here's Rob's page
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Pay attention to an important quote of hers: "I'm 5 foot 9, but I wear very high heels for my roles that make me photograph as if I were 6-foot-3". If you don't get it it, read it again. She's at her self declared normal height in the above photo with Arnold at around 5'9"-5'9.5", because she IS NOT wearing those massive healed shoes. Arnold looks no less than 4 inches taller based on eye level, but probably a little more because men have higher foreheads. So it should be clear to everyone who doesn't have some denial based attitude that what she said is just plain wrong. Some people can say things and you might not be too sure, but in this case we have her clearly way shorter wearing normal shoes in photographs for all to see.

So we have both Sarah Douglas and Kevin Sorbo not telling the truth, at least in part, that may or may not be deliberate. Sorbo puts false words in Arnold's mouth, as Arnold has never said he was 6'3". Sarah Douglas has memory issues, or like many women, somehow equate their high heeled height as their actual height. Men's Health merely wrote on a scoop. It would appear they are based only on some peoples opinions, and possibly inspired by some trashy check-out tabloids from a while back. Do you believe everything that's ever put into print?
GUY says on 5/Apr/15
umadguy says on 2/Apr/15
are arnold and evander barefoot? nope,once again guy you fail to provide "actual evidence" where as "actual evidence" proves arnie wasn't even 6 foot,you stay mad now my good friend,to be anal(your favourite) might want to point out that your link doesen't even work so actually you provide 0 evidence atall(why you try and use robert wadlow as part of your case is bizarre,quite clearly you are the guy living in a fantasy while other people debate the heights on here with logic.
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And next to Rob looking no less than 6'1" able to look clear over Rob's head.
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The original link works fine. Just because the link may not have worked originally doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Anyone who clearly has an agenda for facts and truth would be compelled to do a google search of the image if a link was/is broken out of curiousity. You don't for obvious reasons, and declare some kind of victory like it's one big lie. It's a famous photo that's been used many times here, most recently by Rob only a few days ago.

I think my Wadlow example fits in very well with your mentality. You only see what you want to see and make any whiny excuse and sulky insult to avoid the obvious. They have to be barefoot, and the link doesn't work? These are only cheap excuses.
Alex says on 4/Apr/15
He is on par with Fallon, that is listed as a weak 6 footer (182 cm. when 6 feet is 183). Fallon is not noticeably taller, he is noticeably at the the same height of schwarzy.
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Arnold's torso is clearly compressed nowdays, you can see it when he is sitting: it looks like the torso of a 5 feet man! I' don't know what happened, surely some back problem, I think Rob can confirm that a man can lose some centimetres if he has back problems...i mean just look at his torso!
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Danimal says on 3/Apr/15
Alex says on 30/Mar/15
Today Arnold is around 6', maybe he shrinks during daytime, his back seems to be weak. Anyway with davi (listed at 187 in the eighties and 185 now) and weathers, Arnold looks 187 cm. tall in raw deal and predator: in the first he is always at the same height of davi, in the latter he always has a little advantage on 6'1 weather while he looks a little shorter than 190ish ventura and landham

How is he 6'0" when 5'11" Jimmy Fallon is noticeably taller than him and he's barely taller than George St-Pierre? Arnold is under 5'11" today.
GUY says on 2/Apr/15
Harold says on 1/Apr/15
Maybe an apology is owed to Kevin Sorbo, who, it turns out, was accurate in his height estimation of Schwarzenegger? And, it's possible Sorbo was being generous...
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If you read exactly what Sorbo says, he declares Arnold "says he's Six Three". Arnold has NEVER said he's 6'3", nor has anyone else for that matter. Sorbo is obviously exaggerating, and that's not to be disputed as opinion. It's a fact he's putting false claims in Arnold's mouth. So who's to say his whole argument isn't just an exaggeration, if officially half of it already is? He played Hercules and the other Robert E Howard sword and sand character Krull. He's maybe being a little catty when it comes to his position in that genre. If he's made up one part of his argument, who's to say the other part isn't just a dismissive exaggeration.
umadguy says on 2/Apr/15
are arnold and evander barefoot? nope,once again guy you fail to provide "actual evidence" where as "actual evidence" proves arnie wasn't even 6 foot,you stay mad now my good friend,to be anal(your favourite) might want to point out that your link doesen't even work so actually you provide 0 evidence atall(why you try and use robert wadlow as part of your case is bizarre,quite clearly you are the guy living in a fantasy while other people debate the heights on here with logic.
GUY says on 2/Apr/15
Harold says on 1/Apr/15
Maybe an apology is owed to Kevin Sorbo, who, it turns out, was accurate in his height estimation of Schwarzenegger? And, it's possible Sorbo was being generous...
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If you read exactly what Sorbo says, he declares Arnold "says he's Six Three". Arnold has NEVER said he's 6'3", nor has anyone else for that matter. Sorbo is obviously exaggerating, and that's not to be disputed as opinion. It's a fact he's putting false claims in Arnold's mouth. So who's to say his whole argument isn't just an exaggeration, if officially half of it already is? He played Hercules and the other Robert E Howard sword and sand character Krull. He's maybe being a little catty when it comes to his position in that genre. If he's made up one part of his argument, who's to say the other part isn't just a dismissive exaggeration.
Harold says on 1/Apr/15
Maybe an apology is owed to Kevin Sorbo, who, it turns out, was accurate in his height estimation of Schwarzenegger? And, it's possible Sorbo was being generous...
6ftMagician says on 31/Mar/15
Guy never shrunk 5cm.

Barefoot shots with Zane looks 184 range (185 being generous).

Today can hold 182, 183 range.

Towered over people in 80's because he had better posture + lifts or ''high heeled shoes'' as he refers to them.

Today has looser posture at times + injuries/surgeries + natural aging so can't pull off 6ft consistently these days.

Peak: 185
Current: 182/183
GUY says on 31/Mar/15
Arnold and Rob listed 6'1.25" Evander Holyfield.
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Arnold looks taller than he is there because he has hair as opposed to the completely bald Holyfield. They look roughly the same height actually, but Arnold's eye level is around 1/4-1/2 inch higher. It certainly confirms Arnold being 6'1.5" there or nothing under 6'1" if you really want to dispute Holyfields height.

All the 5'11" Arnold fantasy lovers just keep chasing that dream, because actual evidence is never on your side. I do sympathize with your mentality of making things reality based only upon wanting it so. Let me try it. Robert Wadlow was was never much more than 7' peak, and I think even Shaq would edge him out.
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...........er, um, pfft, gah......you're all just fanboys, and Wadlow obviously wore lifts!
umadguy says on 31/Mar/15
5ft11 peak and he has lost height from his spine
Harold says on 31/Mar/15
Photograph after photograph is submitted on this site as 'evidence' that Arnold is or was six feet or over. And photograph after photograph is shot from the knees or waist up (not all of them, but, lately, most of them). Arnold is, as we know, an admitted 'high heels' (lifts/cowboy boot or motorcycle engineering boots) user. That includes the heel which you see and, quite possibly, the insert you don't see. I'm not saying it's a conspiracy. I'm saying that it's to the action hero's advantage to make you believe he's larger/stronger/younger than he actually is. If a good career move was looking older, he wouldn't dye his hair, cap his teeth, and resort to plastic surgery. If a good career move was to look shorter, he'd scrunch himself up and pretend to look shorter. There's money and, thus, a career, in being taller/bigger/younger for an action hero. Thus Stallone and his lifts. And Tom Cruise and his lifts. They didn't create the game. They're just following the unwritten rules of the game as it is played. Ditto, Arnie spreading the word for fifty years that he was ever six foot two (or, for that matter, six foot one and one-half inch). Pure balderdash, but entertaining nevertheless. As to 'height loss,' the idea that he somehow lost four inches in the last decade or so is so absurd it does not merit debate.
GP says on 30/Mar/15
Unless Arnold has osteoporosis, then the height loss everyone is claiming he has had doesn't make sense. I met him back when he still was a governor and he had his special cowboy boots on and with those he looked 6", which made him around 182-181. I have always said that Arnold was never 187, he was more 184 and I have spoken to guys at Gold's Gym in Venice and everyone told me that Arnold was never close to 6'2". In his younger days he was always 3" shorter than Ferrigno, who I know Rob lists him that he has lost an inch, but I think that he was always 6'3", which explains my theory that Arnold was 184. Even in Predator, in the beginning scene with Weathers, who is 6'1", Arnold looks the same height and he manages to do that by wearing cowboy boots in that scene.
Alex says on 30/Mar/15
Today Arnold is around 6', maybe he shrinks during daytime, his back seems to be weak. Anyway with davi (listed at 187 in the eighties and 185 now) and weathers, Arnold looks 187 cm. tall in raw deal and predator: in the first he is always at the same height of davi, in the latter he always has a little advantage on 6'1 weather while he looks a little shorter than 190ish ventura and landham

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Vladimir says on 30/Mar/15
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Connor6'0 says on 29/Mar/15
I was joking Rob lol, but no he hasn't had leg lengthening surgery and hes definitely way under 6'0 today, I wouldnt be suprised if he'd measure 5'11 today or a fraction under it, arnie is shrinking!.
uhoh says on 29/Mar/15
My height fluctuates about 2.3cm a day. Arnold probably loses the same amount too daily.
Danimal says on 28/Mar/15
LT says on 25/Mar/15
I met Arnold in the late 70's at Russ Warner's fitness store in Hayward CA. I was 14 yrs old and my step dad took me to see him. My step dad was 5'11" and Arnold was taller. In 2007 when he was Governor he made an appearance at Seagate Technologies in Scotts Valley CA where I was working. He was definitely shorter 30 years later. Peak was 6'1" and now about 5'11".

He's 100% shrunk even more since 2007 (8 years ago). He's under 5'11" today.
Connor6'0 says on 28/Mar/15
Or he's had leg lengthening surgery, maybe we can give Arnie his 6'0 listing back rob?
[Editor Rob: he's been doing stretching routines.]
miko says on 27/Mar/15
I hardly think we'll ever hear Arnold quote himself as being 5'11. If flat out asked he'd probably go with 6'0.5 or 6'1.

The way he's going if he's still in the public eye in 10 years time I'd expect him to be a flat 5'10, and Sly will probably have boosts on the bottom of his walking frame.
Fog181 says on 27/Mar/15
Arnie looked a 6'1 guy at peak. Nowadays 5'11. 181 today is probably more likely.
umadguy says on 27/Mar/15
yeah sure LT i met arnold like 2 weeks ago on the planet mars and i estimate him about 5ft 0
Dmeyer says on 27/Mar/15
Amazing how arnie in the récent vidéo with hhh and evander looks about 6ft while he has a flat shoe i would have expect arnie wearing a 1.7 in boots , he only wore a flat sneakers
[Editor Rob: maybe he's doing a grow taller program :)]
dmeyer says on 26/Mar/15
181cm today is likely rob
Alex says on 26/Mar/15
Arnold was probably only 6ft in his prime MAYBE 6'1 but 6'3 or 6'2 is a joke
Dmeyer says on 26/Mar/15
Click Here , évén considering angle arnie has a hard time looking over 5'11 he also looks about 3in under hhh , he is not doing so well
[Editor Rob: I wonder if Arnie had Boots in 1995 with Evander...]
LT says on 25/Mar/15
I met Arnold in the late 70's at Russ Warner's fitness store in Hayward CA. I was 14 yrs old and my step dad took me to see him. My step dad was 5'11" and Arnold was taller. In 2007 when he was Governor he made an appearance at Seagate Technologies in Scotts Valley CA where I was working. He was definitely shorter 30 years later. Peak was 6'1" and now about 5'11".
Harold says on 25/Mar/15
Lorne, you've thought about the issue and I appreciate that. Some actors don't lie. Many do. Just like politicians. Both are in the appearance industry, where what you look like matters, so there is a kind of a built-in propensity to, shall we say, exaggerate. As to Arnie measuring ever measuring 6ft1.5 in his lifetime, how would we ever know? Because a bodybuilder says so? Because that was his billed height in bodybuilding magazines (the magazines were taken to court repeatedly for lying about the great health benefits of the 'protein powder' and 'muscle milk.' As to Arnie's word on his height, he has been caught in so many, shall we generously say, 'misremembered inacurracies,' why would one possibly believe him? No one ever denied Arnie was a great salesman. What it equally apparent is you can be a great salesman and be a less than honest human being. In sum, if Arnie was ever near his self-proclaimed billed height of six foot two, how could he possibly stand four or so inches shorter than that now? Arnie made his money off of the image of being superhuman. The mistake, to my mind, is confusing the actor before the lights and the cameras and the man himself. In other words, take away the cowboy boots, and you've got a five foot ten or five eleven guy (if that). But, honestly, who knows?
umadguy says on 25/Mar/15
when i first posted i also had not seen enough to make a correct judgement(i beleived other heights) and i got it wrong im not ashamed and ill admit that ,yes i am telling you they are all shorter than billed,your pictures are questionable because you showed 2 which arnold "appears" taller,i could triple the amount of pictures you have,where park is taller there is even pictures at the exact same time as ones you posted from different angles also there is a website with many rare photos of that era that you wont find on google images that very much prove that all these guys associated with joe weider are 100% not the heights they are billed next to his wife betty weider(brosmer) on FLAT ground(barefoot) who was supposedly 5'5,i would very much like you to try and disprove me on this one,the reason you have been tricked by the optics is because i told you that you have accepted the other bodybuilders heights as legit,they are in fact much much much shorter than you could refuse to beleive,thats why its so hard but i am being very honest here
Lorne says on 24/Mar/15
@Harold: There are plenty who are honest( at least about height.)

Some like Tom Welling are extremely accurate(as is Sorbo). Some guys even round down, an extreme example being Lee Pace, who is damn close to 6'4(listed 6ft3.75, which I believe) yet claims(or claimed rather) 6ft3.

Then you have John Travolta, who was being completely truthful with his six, a little over 6", and also David Duchovny, who had always claimed 6ft(and finally gave a more specific ""a bit over"* 6ft claim.

Oh, and Chris Pine is honest.

My point is that plenty of actors/actresses are honest. A lot are dishonest, and some are probably just mistaken or don't give a damn.

As for Arnie, I believe he really did measure 6ft1.5 at some point, and rounded it up. That isn't a lie. His more recent claims though, well... let's just say I wouldn't bet on it!

But that's probably a weird pride thing or something. But I don't consider the 6'2 claim a lie, for what it's worth.
Alex says on 24/Mar/15
umadgay i find it hard to believe that all the people who are with barefoot arnold gave their height wrong and that their height is wrongly esteemed in this site. You wanna downgrade everyone else to downgrade arnold ?

What i said abount nubret is not, obviously, the main reason to consider him 5'11. I just said 180 cm. is his billed height, sometimes he is credited even taller. This is the main reason, and it is supported by the fact that he is taller than average as you can see by the pictures. I did not say he is 180
because he is taller than his buddies, i said don't make me laugh considering as shorter than 180 a person officially listed from 5'11 to 6' (read my first post) who is clearly taller than average
So we have
nubret 180
ferrigno 193
bridges 187
reg park 185
draper 180
at their billed heights. All of them appear barefoot with arnold, confirming arnold height being around 186-187. Only bridges, wearing shoes, appear face to face with barefoot arnold and he looks slightly taller.
Are you really telling me they are ALL shorter than their height!?
about reg park, these pics show no camera advantage:
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markb says on 24/Mar/15
Alex -- thank you for reintroducing that picture to the discussion. It's perhaps the best piece of evidence for assessing the young Arnold.

Dave Draper -- 183 cm
Reg Park -- 185/6 cm
Arnold Schwarzenegger -- 186/7 cm

If Arnold was less than 6' 1'', then Dave Draper and Reg Park must both be downgraded. Rob has Reg Park at 6' 1'' IIRC
Harold says on 24/Mar/15
For the record, Kevin Sorbo is looking like just about the only honest guy in Hollywood.
Harold says on 24/Mar/15
Have you guys noticed that the more Arnold shrinks, the larger his watch grows? At the rate he's going, his watch will be the size of a hubcap and he'll be the size of Verne Troyer.
umadguy says on 24/Mar/15
sarah douglas,kevin sorbo,mens health magazine,speaking the truth etc you get the picture but to all the people in the know i applaud you and cheers to rob for celeb heights =]
umadguy says on 24/Mar/15
go do a google search for arnold with boyer coe,the only explanation that could be possible for this is that arnold grew in height after 23 years of age or had leg lengthening surgery,but who knows maybe he did not stop growing(all the way to 6'2!)you have to look at many photos from different angles to capture how much a variance the heights can be
umadguy says on 24/Mar/15
but alex im sorry you make your assumptions that the other people you compare arnie to are the heights they claim,which is completely untrue,reg park always had arnie by at least an inch(sometimes a tad more,sometimes a tad less)which is apparent by looking at various different photos of them together from many angles,reg park is taller in the majority of them unless arnold has camera angle advantage,when reg park has camera advantage he gains more height than arnold with camera advantage which is another good indicator.one thing i cant quite understand in your post is that you say "nubret was at least 180cm BECAUSE,he was taller than his buddies" thats just beggars belief.a lot of you seem like you want to "defend" arnie as if downgrading somebodys inflated height to give an accurate measurement is a bad thing and insulting
Harold says on 23/Mar/15
And what about the lift within the cowboy boot? If you combine the interior lift not visible to the eye with the heel visible to the eye, we're not talking shoes, we're talking stilts. Arnold his hardly the only movie actor to do this. He learned from the best: John Wayne was notorious. But it would be a little naïve not to recognize Arnie's been receiving a little 'boost' all these years. Though he still skies over Justin Bieber...
Dmeyer says on 23/Mar/15
I agree some not too thick boots could give just 1.1in
umadguy says on 23/Mar/15
danimal?
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these are 2 of many photos,these guys are scraping 5'9/5'10 wearing shoes i understand you hold the big man in high regard but even at 5'11 arnie is still the best you take care now
Harold says on 23/Mar/15
Maybe Robert Patrick shall we say, "gilded the lily" when describing Arnie as six foot one. Apparently, Robert Patrick wants to work on an Arnie movie again... Never underestimate the mutual back-scratching that goes on in Hollywood. Back when Magic Johnson had a television talk show (it didn't last for more than one month), Arnie was a guest. He claimed to have seen Magic bench pressing over 400 lbs. Even Magic, ever the self-promoter, swallowed hard at that one.
sparta says on 23/Mar/15
in the picture arnold like very tale but i more tale 178cm -185cm
Alex says on 22/Mar/15
I'm sorry for the downgrading fans but you can see the truth from young arnold barefoot pics and videos (i will not post all of them again, just scroll down)

In all of these, arnold is barefoot:

He is just slightly shorter than 187 jeff bridges wearing trainers.

He is between Nubret (don't make me laugh saying that nubret was not AT LEAST 180 cm because he is taller than average of his BB buddies) and ferrigno height, and is not dwarfed by 193 giant ferrigno

He is taller than 180 draper and slightly taller than 185 reg park (who is sometimes credited as 6'2) here: Click Here

So I can buy he was 186 cm. tall, and not 187, let's say lorne is right.
But anything under 6'1 for young arnold is just ridicolous.
umadguy says on 22/Mar/15
i was joking rob :P i think you might be too now!,although arnie looks to be in costume there with his lifts dont rule anything out for the man his height is an optical illusion, my personal opinion is im convinced he was 5'11
Jacob says on 22/Mar/15
Rob, Arnold uploaded a picture on Facebook where you can see his cowboy boots: Click Here . How much height would you say these give?
[Editor Rob: at that angle it's hard to tell, cowboy boots can vary from low ones like an inch up to decent sized ones like 2 inch. ]
Rey says on 22/Mar/15
Arnold is not even 6 feet in flat feet today.
Danimal says on 21/Mar/15
umadguy says on 19/Mar/15
i changed my input on his height,after discovering that nubret and oliva are much shorter than listed ruling out 6ft range for arnie in his prime

Nubret was listed at 6'0", but went on the record of saying he was officially 5'11". As for Oliva, he was in the 5'9"-5'10" range in his prime (late 60's/early 70's) when he competed against Arnold.
Danimal says on 21/Mar/15
The Finlander says on 19/Mar/15
Recently Arnie visited F1 and the winner said to him "What happened, I thought you were much taller?" Arnie then laughed and replied "I used high heeled shoes."

Arnold's being self-deprecating, but the reality is, he has lost A LOT of height (probably around 3") and instead of saying he "shrunk", he rather say that he wore big heels. That's his vanity and pride talking. The reality is that his upper body has severely compressed in the last dozen years.
Harold says on 21/Mar/15
Alex, in the photo with Robert Patrick, James Cameron, and Edward Furlong, one can't see the footwear. This wouldn't matter if one of the above didn't frequently employ boots and lifts to elevate their height. In other words, he might be wearing his notorious (and self-admitted) 'high heels.'
Greg says on 21/Mar/15
Alex, Patrick is playfully resting his chin on Arnold's shoulder - as you might do with someone shorter than you.
Lorne says on 21/Mar/15
186-186.5cm peak, you could argue 6ft1 absolute minimum, but I think in his 20's and 30's he would've measured a fraction over that, 6ft1.25-6ft1.5in.

Today, he's closer 10 180 than 187... He coul still clear 5'11 for a measurement, though, even if he looks less at times.
George says on 21/Mar/15
Arnie was 6'1" in his peak years, his co-star Robert Patrick, described him as 6-1 although Arnold has said he is 6-2, I would say in his old age he is probably 5-11 or around a bit under 6 feet tall. For him to claim to be 6'2" is not a huge exaggeration, nothing like Stallone claiming to be 5'11 or 5'10 when Stallone was really nothing more than 5'7 wearing lifts and boots.
1.89m says on 21/Mar/15
He was never much over 6-0" peak. Smoking gun this month stood next to Hamilton at GP. Even Hamilton was shocked,5-10.5" max today. Sorry fan boys like Lewis you need to meet him and shatter the Illusion lol. Hollywood bull**** has conditioned you to believe he was 6-2",,,lol...
Heylo says on 21/Mar/15
Alex, can't you see that Arnold stands closer to the camera? James would look much taller if he actually stood right next to Arnie. James would look over 2 inches taller if they stood side by side.

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James is still one inch taller (hard to see exactly) while Arnold has his big boots in Terminator to look as big as possible. Arnold was perhaps a six footer or around 184 but not 186 in my opinion.
6ftMagician says on 21/Mar/15
Arnold made reference to his high heels in a recent interview with Hamilton. Although this was a joke, it was perhaps a freudian slip, and confirms (atleast to me) Arnold's preference of high-boosting shoes. All this does is amplify the notion that Arnie was never 187, but more 185 range peak. Hence the 3cm loss which still drastic, can be attributed to lifting heavy weights and probably other factors (genetic predisposition to height loss etc).

Peak 185cm
Current 182cm
dn1 says on 21/Mar/15
bill pearl,oliva,and nubret are all below 5ft 8, I mean come on jack lalanne was supposed to be 5'6 probably beats arnies inflation,but what an amazing human being and role model he was.
Sean says on 20/Mar/15
Young Arnold comfortably taller than 5'11.5" Bruce Willis (also with Stallone)
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Danimal says on 20/Mar/15
Alex says on 19/Mar/15
Here in 1992, weak six footer (182 cm.) robert patrick is shorter than arnold, who is slightly shorter than strong six two (188-189 cm.) james cameron. This is another evidence that arnold, age 45, is around 186 cm.
Maybe at 45 he beagan to shrunk a bit, anyway another evidence of arnold being taller than a six footer like patrick and slightly shorter than a person near 190 cm., placing him at around 186 cm. at age 45

Arnold's height loss became noticeable when he became governor of California. So, POST-2003 is when things starting going south for him. Prior to that, he still looked like a 6'1" man. Coincidentally, he also started quickly ageing in the face as well and started going bald.
Harold says on 20/Mar/15
umadguy, you are absolutely right: Arnold's peak was sub 6 foot. And he is, generously speaking, five foot ten today. Anything over five eleven was always a fairy tale. Don't believe the publicists who are paid to promote an image. Believe your own eyes in the photographs and, crucially, look for footwear. Two inches in a heel and a one inch insert in the shoe itself pass a five eleven guy off as a six foot two guy.
Jacob says on 20/Mar/15
@Alex: Not only is Arnie the only one on that photo with good posture, he's also the closest to the camera, and he looks a solid two inches shorter than Cameron, who was 6'2" in his prime (not 6'3"). Robert Patrick, who was never a full 6' but more like 5'11.5", is slouching heavily on that photo, so it's hard to judge his height.

Based on that photo, Arnie couldn't have been more than 6'1"...
GP says on 20/Mar/15
Alex, do you know what shoes Arnoldis wearing in the photo you posted? He is also closer to the camera.
Terminator says on 20/Mar/15
The constant debate over Arnold's height is ridiculous. I believe the email by Vince Basille - WHY would he lie?? Bodybuilders live by the tape measure. Arnold was 6'1.5". Maybe you could round up to 6'2" out of bed. Now he's probably shrunk 2 inches. Most men shrink about 2 inches by the time they're 80. Arnold isn't 80 yet, but with all the heavy weightlifting and steroids, maybe he's experiencing more height loss.

Honestly, all of this debate is because people are jealous of him and want to feel taller than him. Who cares...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 19/Mar/15
Rob, I sure hope that's a joke...
[Editor Rob: it is no joke, I can see another 2 inches from 70-80 range for Arnie...]
umadguy says on 19/Mar/15
you must be in on it rob! running this site all these years you have to be an expert, you know that arnie was 5'10 maximum i wont post here again
[Editor Rob: so you are saying that Arnie is same as Chris...it's hard to believe!]
Heylo says on 19/Mar/15
@Finn
I didn't know that roids affected the height.. but if that is true, then it makes more sense.

@uhoh Tupac was around 5'9, his discs in his back wasn't compressed (is that the word? not a native speaker) and his body has been laying down for a very long time which makes any person around 1.5-2inches taller depending on size of the torso. If someone know this thing better than me, feel free to add your comment.
Alex says on 19/Mar/15
Here in 1992, weak six footer (182 cm.) robert patrick is shorter than arnold, who is slightly shorter than strong six two (188-189 cm.) james cameron. This is another evidence that arnold, age 45, is around 186 cm.
Maybe at 45 he beagan to shrunk a bit, anyway another evidence of arnold being taller than a six footer like patrick and slightly shorter than a person near 190 cm., placing him at around 186 cm. at age 45

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The Finlander says on 19/Mar/15
Recently Arnie visited F1 and the winner said to him "What happened, I thought you were much taller?" Arnie then laughed and replied "I used high heeled shoes."

The upper might have been just a joke but in hes book he also says that he liked high heeled boots. I myself believe that he's a lif/elevatorshoe user but I don't think that he'd use over 3" heels so 180-186 was probably hes peak height.
6ftMagician says on 19/Mar/15
@Finn raises a good point, chemical imbalances induced by substance abuse can manifest themselves in the most extreme cases in the form of height loss (among other related ailments).

Natural lifters, from anecdotal experience, do not shrink more, in most cases they fix posture and reduce height less.

Avoid weighted squats like the plague, and deadlifts.

Do pull-ups (even weighted) - best HGH increasing/spine decompressing exercise out there. Do push-ups to balance out opposing muscle groups, in short to avoid muscle imbalances that lead to posture-related injuries.

Save your joints kids, put the weight down, do body-weight training instead. It's free, fun and won't wreck your joints or height/health. On the contrary it will improve all those things.
umadguy says on 19/Mar/15
i changed my input on his height,after discovering that nubret and oliva are much shorter than listed ruling out 6ft range for arnie in his prime
umadguy says on 19/Mar/15
going to contradict what i said before,michaeljrocks you seem agitated and you are right im putting far too much effort into this for no gain at all,no one WANTS him to be shorter it would not make a difference to what he achieved,there is no "strange reason" or hate towards arnold
use these photos as a rough perspective,there is many others but i cant be bothered coming under fire from the camera angle police on here use your own judgement

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take in note that maria shriver's height is 5 feet,5 inches
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with girlfriend heather milligan
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with christian bale

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Click Here < this picture christian bale looks 5'10 range i would not bet my money that he is 183cm from this picture


but arnold doesn't wear huge lifts like sly,he just magically gets 4 inches taller like this Click Here

its pretty obvious that a man doesn't shrink 3/4+ inches
he is struggling 5'10 in those 0.5 sneakers

current height *drumroll* 5ft9.25 = peak height 5ft10.75 =] he could even be shorter,but not taller because of how he is today :) especially the nice fairy tale he gave about his daughter measuring him at a worrying 6 1/2 !

if he was 6'1/2 he would not be 5'9 today
Arnold says on 18/Mar/15
Bieber boosters, wedgies, munsters, Cuban heels,
What do I need to feel fulfilled?
I'm an action star, though geriatric in years,
And if my fan base knew my true height, they would collapse in tears.
It's not as if I'm a midget, a dwarf, or a manlet,
But I can't even leave my house without my wedgies, my wig, and my corset.
Reality is not their strong suit, the fans live to dream,
Of heroes large on the silver screen,
I, myself, yearn for the day I can kick off my (high) heels and park the Hummer,
But the demands of my fans have reduced my life to an endless bummer.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 18/Mar/15
@uhoh: So, in order for his prime height to be the only thing governing the discussion board, he'll need to kick the bucket?
[Editor Rob: if Arnie lives to 80 I predict he will be 5ft 9 then.]
Dmeyer says on 18/Mar/15
Ian mâkes arnie look 5'9.5
Alex says on 18/Mar/15
6ft Prime, 5'10.5 today
uhoh says on 18/Mar/15
Tupac was listed as 5'9" but his autopsy revealed he was 5'11". Perhaps when Arnie dies in the next 5 or so years he will actually still be 6'1.5"
Finn says on 18/Mar/15
"bodybuilding doesn't need to make your upper body shrink that much"

That is what roids does to you in long term. I bet in next decaded we will see the rock shrink if he ever decides go off and let estrogen take its toll.
Charlie says on 17/Mar/15
Arnie was atleast 186 cm in his prime. Could have been 187 cm, there is NO CHANCE, he was shorter than this, u can shrink alot when u get old though.
Harold says on 17/Mar/15
Brad Pitt and Arnie, if both were barefoot, would be an interesting height comparison. I watched Last Stand, Arnie's comeback movie after his political career, the other night. Arnie, compared to Johnny Knoxville and Forrest Whitaker looked to be around five foot ten. On the other hand, he plays an older, washed-up (it is implied) cop, so perhaps the emphasis of the camera was to make him look old and short (relatively speaking). If so, they were successful. Five ten, if true, is an awful long way from six foot two. Maybe we can finally put the "I'm six foot two" crack of Arnold where it belongs: the joke bin.
Alex says on 17/Mar/15
Heylo that is a badly taken picture and you don't know the footwear.
The less I can buy, for a young arnold, is 186 cm.
Nowdays he has shrunk, I don't know why, he is almost 70 years old, some old people tend to shrunk more, maybe now is around 181 cm. that is a little over average, and can look average if you wear flat shoes.
Napoleon says on 17/Mar/15
An interview with Lewis hamilton after the Australian grand prix where the two stood fairly close together shows Arnold approx 3 inches taller than Hamilton who told Arnie that he thought was a lot taller thgan he was to which Arnie allegly replied that he wasnt wearing his high heels.Hamilton is 5ft 8 inches tall.
Heylo says on 17/Mar/15
Arnold next to 176cm(5'9.25) Ian Somerhalder: Click Here

Let's assume that they both have dress shoes/ regular boots with a small insole inside (cause that's insanely common in Hollywood or even among "regular" people and we know that both Ian & Arnold likes to boost their height just a little bit).

Arnold is probably about 6ft in those shoes while Ian (5'9.25 or 176cm) is about 5'10 1/2. So with that said, Arnold is no more than 5'11 today. I find it very hard to believe that he lost 7cm, bodybuilding doesn't need to make your upper body shrink that much. He was probably not a legit 187cm person in the first place. More like 6ft + one cm.(183-184)... And today he seems to be 179-180cm.

I honestly think Brad Pitt would look taller next to Arnie if they met.
Alex says on 17/Mar/15
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Go on from minute 0.45
In this clip from "stay hungry" you can see bridges, with shoes on, is slightly taller than barefoot arnold. Considering the height advantage given by shoes, bridges, who was around 187, is 188/189, while arnold is 1round 186/187.
Furthermore, in old BB pics, he is clearly taller than most of the bodybuilders, except 193 ferrigno, that anyway doesn't dwarf him. Nubret himself was a tad more 180 cm., or 180 cm., and is clearly shorter than arnold.

I think 186/187 cm., in the seventies, really ends the debate. Nowdays is around 183/182 cm.
Don't ask me why. My father, who is the same age of arnold, has shrunk a bit, but arnold lost a little more than a normal guy.

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dmeyer says on 17/Mar/15
If you look at all shots arnie looks 4.5 in taller like 6'0 but defenetly has 1-2cm more shoes since he alwais wear 1-1.3 type while racing are in the 0.6-0.8in range
Daniel says on 16/Mar/15
I think the confusion may be a result of misunderstanding what actually constitutes 6 foot. For many times, you see people equating 180cm with 6 foot, instead of 183cm (where an inch is 2.5cm vs 2.54cm in reality.)

For example, Brigitte Nielsen is many times quoted as 6'1", but her height in cm is actually 182cm (she's stated this.)
Alex says on 16/Mar/15
He looks short in this pic he's probably 5'10 5'11 barefoot
umadguy says on 16/Mar/15
yeah he looked a strong 5ft11.5 in his shoes next to hamilton,making him obviously shorter barefoot,arnie just cant hide it anymore people are noticing it too easily,i mean seriously guys if he walked up to you today in his flip flops and said "hey i used to be 6'2" you would burst out laughing

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had a quick check thats the straightest picture i saw first its still angled up but for people like guy with a brain that only deals with straight lines and camera angle perspective tell me how he can even be 5ft 11.5 barefoot? there is no way he is wearing a flat shoe anyway come on its arnie, the thought of him doing that is more ridiculous than believing he was 6ft1.5

for all we know arnie has not even shrunk half an inch and was 5ft11 the whole time just because we thought he is taller we now think he has shrunk because his body is old and isnt surrounded by shorter people all the time =]
michaeljrocks says on 16/Mar/15
It seems this site is full of people who, for their own strange reasons WANT Arnold to be shorter than he is. What's the mystery behind his height? If you read the top of this page Arnold himself has claimed to have lost height & that he has shrunk to 6 feet & 1/2 inches. Where else have you ever heard a celebrity admit they have lost height? On top of that, you have the email from Vince Basille who tried to challenge Arnold on his peak height of 62. He then measured Arnold at 6ft 1.5 & told Arnold himself it could have been he had lost that half inch of height during the day meaning Arnolds initial claim of 6ft 2 inch was an honest one. That is another very detailed account of Arnolds height that you would never get about most other celebrities, meaning Arnold has always to his best knowledge been pretty honest about his height. Yet still there are people on here who ignore all of this, and choose instead to look at photos of Arnold next to other celebrities (they have never me)t, analysing footwear, camera angles & such to try & prove he is somehow 5'11 or under. WHY??? I saw him, close up, in the flesh 2 days ago, I had a real good look at his shoes, flat converse style sneakers - no sign of hidden lifts. I watched his posture, good but relaxed, not stretching himself to appear taller at all & standing on a flat even floor. He looked a good honest 6ft standing in front of me & next to people I know. He was also taller than the majority of male fans that where having their photo taken with him. Arnold is clearly a very self confident man, with no insecurities about his height because he obviously understands when people say things like "I thought you would be taller" that they are comparing him to his LARGER THAN LIFE screen image and not calling him short. Arnold has talked candidly about losing his height while those who have met him or measured him have claimed his height to be honest & he's never been seen sneaking around in giant elevators like Sly. This is a man with nothing to hide in regards to his height, so please, stop spending your days analysing photographs of him on the internet & find a more rewarding hobby. Maybe try your hand at bodybuilding, then perhaps you'll have a chance to meet the great man like I did.
Alex says on 15/Mar/15
I think peak height was a bit over 6'1, lets say 186.5 cm in the morning. Never a full 6'2, and a little over 6'1. Nowdays he has shrunk, looks very compressed in the torso to be honest, and must be a litlle under 6 feet.

If you look at heightcrazy last pic, you can see he is clearly taller than 180 cm. nubret.
joe joe says on 15/Mar/15
funny when Hamilton today said to Arnie. "I thought you were taller" Lol I think everyone says that when they see him
guk says on 15/Mar/15
This mans height is very confusing in pictures its all over the place. Pretty much certain a lift wearer. Its also no doubt hes lost height. His neck looks compressed, and he used to have a long neck. With the hip op likely from steroid abuse you have to wonder if its also affect his spine. I'd go for 6ft peak and 5ft 10 now plus lifts
Sam says on 15/Mar/15
Its hard to believe he could be 5'11 max these day, considering the possibility he was 6'1.5 in his prime.
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 15/Mar/15
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Another one with 171cm Lewis

Regarding Arnie has more footwear I see max 3.5" between them so under 5´11" today is still quite possible
miko says on 15/Mar/15
Arnie was looking rather short next to Hamilton to be fair!
Charlie says on 15/Mar/15
Im still wondering how can someone shrink that much just at 67. Can someone explaint it ?
Jacob says on 15/Mar/15
Arnie interviewed Hamilton today for F1. Funny conversation happened:

Lewis: "I thought you were taller man, you looked bigger as the Terminator"

Arnie: "I'm not wearing my high heels"

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Kane says on 15/Mar/15
Looked like a strong 5'11" next to Lewis Hamilton, so this listing is accurate.

Maybe a solid 6'1" in his youth.
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Alex says on 14/Mar/15
this is the pic i have in my gym.
In those yeats ferrigno was a legit 193 guy, and i think arnold was 186-187 tall, a weak 6ft 1.5in.


Again peak Ferrigno with 6´2" stuntdouble Manny Perry Click Here
Maybe an inch taller but that´s it!

Ferrigno was 6´3" peak give or take a quater
Arnold was 6´1" peak give or take a quater

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Shave both bald and let Arnie stand a bit more straight like Lou and the gap is 5-6cm
Daniel says on 15/Mar/15
Re: James Earl Jones

Fun fact:

Arnold claims James was 6'4" in the over-the-film commentary of Conan the Barbarian, with himself and Milius (Special Edition DVD.) He actually says that! Show biz folks ;-)
Michaeljrocks says on 15/Mar/15
I was standing right near him today for a long time at the Arnold Sports festival & he was a solid six feet. Obviously I didn't measure him but I was close enough to size him up & see him with other men I knew. Cool guy in flat sneakers ( yes I checked) could be as listed here or very slightly under it. For all the guys on here trying to say he is a short guy - sorry to disappoint! No one would ever look at a guy Arnold's size & say he was short unless they where expecting a giant, which is obviously what many people expect to see.
Daniel says on 15/Mar/15
I attended the Arnold Classic/Expo today in Melbourne, Australia.

Realise what follows isn't hard proof and some of you will argue black and blue over it, so I can only give you my word that I am being honest.

As Arnold passed through the crowd, he was shaking hands and clearly enjoying the attention. He was pretty much the same height as I (180cm, first thing in the morning) - no more, no less. We saw eye to eye. That ends the debate for me!

He looked to be in good health and he has an excellent posture. It staggers belief to think he's lost 7-8cm in height, steroids/weight-training or not.

It's far easier to imagine that people just exaggerate their heights to begin with - it's show biz after all. After seeing all the other bodybuilders there, I can promise you, each and everyone of them fluff their heights by at least 5cm. When someone does lose a lot of height, the results tend to be quite visible (look at Clint Eastwood, he has quite the bow in his back.)

If Arnold has lost 2-3cm (as he claims), that would give you the honest peak height of 182-183cm. An excellent height for a man, perfect for a bodybuilder. So nothing to take away from the man who inspired millions.
AlexMahone says on 15/Mar/15
Hahaha....Arnie made the interviews with the winners after the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. The winner, Lewis Hamilton said to him that he thought always that Arnie is taller because he's the Terminator. :-) Well, compared to Lewis and Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel, Arnie is about 6'0 impression for me.
Alex says on 14/Mar/15
this is the pic i have in my gym.
In those yeats ferrigno was a legit 193 guy, and i think arnold was 186-187 tall, a weak 6ft 1.5in.
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Serge Nubret, the black guy in the middle in the secon picture, was around 180 cm. Arnold is between him and Lou in height, no doubt.
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umadguy says on 14/Mar/15
yaspaa its funny how you say he has been here arguing for so long,its probably arnie himself,i agree the photos have bad angles,but the general idea i was using them for was to try and make you understand that arnold was about 4 inches shorter,i never disputed lou's height although its still possible that he is very slightly shorter. The difference between arnold and joe weider in height looks to be about 2 inches,yet somehow jumps to about 7 when arnold has shoes on and especially the pictures when he is an old man. how hard is it to believe he was a strong 5ft11? the same height as his son as their genetics give the body appearance of more height,easy 6 foot with shoes on and 6'2 in the movies with boots,it makes absolutely no difference to what he did its just annoying when people like you still proclaim he was 6ft 1.5 which was his inflated height just like every other bodybuilder "pick a height you might get away with" forgive me for being ignorant but you are all wrong if you suggest arnie was anything taller than 5ft11.75 >BAREFOOT< at his peak,the only time he tickled 6 foot would be for 10 minutes after 12 hours in bed and that is legit.
dn1 says on 14/Mar/15
go look up the pictures of arnold at 20yrs barefoot with 5ft9 bill pearl and tell me he is over 6ft,danimal big rob can look 6ft with the right shoes on its not hard for a guy who is a bit under 6'0 to wear a set of boots and appear taller in a movie
Yaspaa says on 13/Mar/15
Oh my God, Guy. You're still here, spouting the same old rubbish. You have put up some of the most hilariously bad photos in the history of bad photos, so you have no right dissing others. No one in their right mind would argue over this for as long as you have. Lies about his height now, lied about it then.
umadguy says on 13/Mar/15
never said anything about lou ferrigno his listed height is probably accurate,
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bill pearl was around 5ft9 barefoot and that is being generous.
Click Here < that is not 5ft'10 you are having a laugh.

arnold schwarzenegger is and was never over 6'0 unless in shoes
184.3cm says on 13/Mar/15
So going by Tom Jones listing here Young Arnold about 3 inches on 5'10.5 =6'1-6'1.5 Arnold but no less than 2 inches there so anything under 6'0.5 is garbage.

Nowadays Tom is listed as 5'10, Old Arnie looks anywhere between 1.25-1.5 inches taller but we cant see footwear. So he can appear 5'11.25/5'11.5 but maybe with some advantage he is more a 5'11 flat guy? or at most 5'11.25.

In that old pic we dont see footwear either but during that period Tom loved his cubans so pretty sure any difference would have been minimal.
184.3cm says on 13/Mar/15
@Yaspaa

Nice pics young Arnold looked about 3 inches taller/ old Arnold 1-1.5 inches taller
Danimal says on 13/Mar/15
To all those people claiming Arnold was never over 6'0" in his prime, here is is in 1984 next to 6'1" Brigette Nielsen on the set of Red Sonja:

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Danimal says on 13/Mar/15
Celebheights 6'2"- 6"2.5" says on 11/Mar/15
Arnold with 6'3" Will Ferrell December 2014. Click Here

According to Rob, Will is no longer 6'3". Also, Will is NOT standing straight and lastly, it looks like Arnold is in COSTUME, meaning boots (the same as he wore for the previous Terminator movies).
Danimal says on 13/Mar/15
ZTL says on 12/Mar/15
dml,

Do have any proof that Lou Ferrigno was 6 2.5? That is a very low estimate for him. There is no way he looked that short. Lou weighed 285 lbs. in his competitive body building days. He could not have been that short to carry that much weight and look the way he did, streamlined. Impossible. Arnold was at least 6'1" in his prime. He is around 6ft now at almost 70. Your photos prove that that Arnold was at least 6'1" because he is standing with tall guy in Lou Ferrigno. Your comment made me laugh sir.

Lou was 6'4" PRE-height loss. Today he's between 6'2" and 6'3". People claiming less for Lou just want to lower his height as a means to lower Arnold's peak height as well.
GUY says on 13/Mar/15
dm1 says on 11/Mar/15
arnie must definitely be paying you rob,everyone seems to be ignoring solid pictures which prove that arnold is and was never over 6' barefoot,he was 5ft 11.75 in the morning and 5ft 11 in the evening,and pictures now show that his current height is much smaller,without his lifts he scrapes 5'10.5 in SHOES,and with his lifts is around 6ft-.25 max if hes been in bed all day
here is a couple with lou ferrigno

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HAHAHAHAHA! Those are the terrible photos! Someone has no clue about photography and perspective.
ZTL says on 12/Mar/15
dml,

Do have any proof that Lou Ferrigno was 6 2.5? That is a very low estimate for him. There is no way he looked that short. Lou weighed 285 lbs. in his competitive body building days. He could not have been that short to carry that much weight and look the way he did, streamlined. Impossible. Arnold was at least 6'1" in his prime. He is around 6ft now at almost 70. Your photos prove that that Arnold was at least 6'1" because he is standing with tall guy in Lou Ferrigno. Your comment made me laugh sir.
dm1 says on 12/Mar/15
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arnold with

5ft'9.5(max) joe weider
5ft'2-3.5(max) franco columbu


even if you accept that joe weider really is a tad over 5ft 10 tall as he is listed,

in every picture with Arnold there is a very minimal difference in height,in pictures where Arnold isn't leaning back joe weider can appear taller in shoes standing next to barefoot Arnold so anything over 6 foot is IMPOSSIBLE for arnold,realise it as a scale all the body-builders are much smaller than they are listed,therefore the heights have to be relative,they wanted Arnold to appear much larger than he really was,it was easy for an above average height Arnold weak 5'11 to put on a pair of shoes and be a bit over 6ft for the movies,he was not a small man,and with shoes would always sit around 6ftish therefore its not actually too big of a deal,the only problem is he looks under 5'10 as an older man :) he has definitely lost over an inch of height
dm1 says on 11/Mar/15
arnie must definitely be paying you rob,everyone seems to be ignoring solid pictures which prove that arnold is and was never over 6' barefoot,he was 5ft 11.75 in the morning and 5ft 11 in the evening,and pictures now show that his current height is much smaller,without his lifts he scrapes 5'10.5 in SHOES,and with his lifts is around 6ft-.25 max if hes been in bed all day
here is a couple with lou ferrigno

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[Editor Rob: hey, I got Five cats to feed!]
Celebheights 6'2"- 6"2.5" says on 11/Mar/15
Arnold with 6'3" Will Ferrell December 2014. Click Here
Yaspaa says on 11/Mar/15
Then:
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Now:
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Looks the same to me.
just because says on 11/Mar/15
james says on 9/Mar/15
Watch Conan the barbarian 6'1.5 James earl Jones is about an inch taller than Arnold ..at the end of the movie

Click Here i dont see it if anything arnold taller than jones
stan says on 11/Mar/15
Seems like only Lucio and a few others know what they're talking about, between 5ft11.5 and 6ft for Arnie today, about 6ft1.5 prime.
Harold says on 10/Mar/15
This gets even more worrisome for Arnold, because James Earl Jones was never 6'1.5" in his lifetime. If you do a little internet digging, you can find photos of James Earl Jones next to Ali and Ali just dwarfs him. Perhaps Arnold at a self-proclaimed 'six two' and James Earl Jones, at a self-proclaimed 'six two' either had the same publicist or told the fanboys what they wanted to hear.
Harold says on 10/Mar/15
Well, let' see, the photo that shows the relative heights of Arnold and Jimmy shows no shoe wear in either case. In other words, to accuse Jimmy of elevator shoes is to pretend Arnold hasn't been wearing cowyboy boots, motorcycle engineering boots, and lifts for the last forty years (motorcycle engineering boots with Munster heels were part of his Terminator uniform, for God's sake). Now, back to reality, or at least Hollywood 'history': the fact that Arnold is shorter than the not even six foot two James Earl Jones at the conclusion of Conan the Barbarian, shot over 33 years ago, would indicate that Arnold's 'height loss' has been greatly exaggerated. You can't lose what you never had. This site is called Celebheights, not Celebworship. If we're going for accuracy, then forget the billed height, it's always b.s.
james says on 9/Mar/15
Watch Conan the barbarian 6'1.5 James earl Jones is about an inch taller than Arnold ..at the end of the movie
Lucio says on 9/Mar/15
stan says on 5/Mar/15
I may be wrong but i can't see him anything below 5-11 today. The height listed seems accurate but i have a feeling he could still pull off 6ft on a good day.
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Yes, I perfectly agree. If he is standing straight, is not less than 6 feet today.
To me the height listing above the page is slightly underestimated.
Lucio says on 9/Mar/15
Danimal says on 7/Mar/15
stan says on 5/Mar/15
I may be wrong but i can't see him anything below 5-11 today. The height listed seems accurate but i have a feeling he could still pull off 6ft on a good day.

He was shorter than 5"11.5" Jimmy Fallon by a noticeable amount, so no, he cannot pull off 6'0" on a good day today.
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Sorry, you're wrong.
He is ACTUALLY the SAME height of Fallon, if you do not believe your eyes, I do not know what to do.
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Furthermore, Fallon is a famous lift wearer that's why he looks tall than Arnie in the kitchen clip.
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184.3cm says on 9/Mar/15
If you go look for pics from the 2015 Arnold classic, Arnie is standing next to 6'8 Brian Shaw and doesn't look sub 5'11 at all. His head reaches Shaw's mouth so a good 8 inches difference, i thought he was 5'11 flat but Rob could in fact be spot on.
b-mint1994 says on 9/Mar/15
From nearly 6'2" to 5'11". I'd figured you had to live until like 90 to lose that much height.
Jeff says on 8/Mar/15
Rob, when did Arnie start losing height? And how tall do you think he was during the shooting of T2?
[Editor Rob: by early 40's I think he started creeping down a little fraction.]
Danimal says on 7/Mar/15
Ronsquared says on 6/Mar/15
Arnie is 6'1" that how tall I am. Meet in at a World Gym some years ago, and actually worked out with him. Great guy.

The operative words are "some years ago". Arnold is nowhere near 6'1" anymore, let alone 5'11".
Danimal says on 7/Mar/15
stan says on 5/Mar/15
I may be wrong but i can't see him anything below 5-11 today. The height listed seems accurate but i have a feeling he could still pull off 6ft on a good day.

He was shorter than 5"11.5" Jimmy Fallon by a noticeable amount, so no, he cannot pull off 6'0" on a good day today.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 6/Mar/15
Agreed. He's still taller than Bruce Willis
Ronsquared says on 6/Mar/15
Arnie is 6'1" that how tall I am. Meet in at a World Gym some years ago, and actually worked out with him. Great guy.
stan says on 5/Mar/15
I may be wrong but i can't see him anything below 5-11 today. The height listed seems accurate but i have a feeling he could still pull off 6ft on a good day.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 5/Mar/15
Rob, what are the chances of Arnold measuring 5ft11 flat today?
[Editor Rob: I think he can still clear that mark.]
collector says on 4/Mar/15
Schwarzenegger has a severe case of either scoliosis or kyphosis, probably kyphosis because he is big boned. Even in his younger days he didnt have a normal shaped spine always slightly curved, never overly noticeable due to his muscle disguise but still there.
Julian says on 4/Mar/15
Arch Stanton says on 2/Mar/15


I know about the angles, and you're right. I'm just pointing that he looks 184cm. on the picture posted here. When you look at another pictures with his sun, there is a clear difference between them. But maybe if Arnold pulls himself up he could still reach 184cm. However 182 cm. is pretty good height.
Harold says on 3/Mar/15
If personal and professional disgrace took its toll on the body, Schwarzenegger would be three feet tall by now. And Bill Clinton would be two foot six.
GUY says on 3/Mar/15
I'd say there is only an inch difference between Arnold and Patrick
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They're eye levels are very close in a good comparison shot standing side by side, in pretty much the same position and posture through and through. So if Patrick is 6' 1/2" as is his current listing, then Arnold is easily 5'11 1/2" as Rob has listed. There's no reason to think he's shorter than that today. There's also no reason to have suspicions that he wasn't 6'1 1/2" in his prime due to his substantial height loss. There's more than ample evidence where he looked every bit that height when he was younger.

An average person will lose almost a half inch each decade after 40. So it would be normal of a man Arnold's age near 70 to lose close to an inch and a half. I suspect while in office he really let himself go, as he looked taller and healthier before than after. He looked terrible while in office
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You can imagine sitting behind a desk all day plus all the stress of running California would take it's toll, and it's clear he "let himself go". He also had a lot of personal stress in his life with his illegitimate lovechild and eventual collapse of his marriage. All of these factors likely would have contributed to a higher cortisol level which could have had a long term affect on his bone density and overall physical health. Having heart surgery and recovering from it wouldn't have helped either. I think he kept that a secret too actually.
IronFist says on 3/Mar/15
Good point about the footwear. You can never read too far into close cropped pictures like that.

I disagree on the idea that Arnold is dwarfed there. He looks at most 2.5-3 inches shorter.
Harold says on 2/Mar/15
IronFirst: in the photo of Arnie next to the 6'3" Will Ferrell, a. we are not seeing footwear and b. what we are seeing is a guy claiming to be six foot two getting dwarfed by a guy who actually is six foot three..
high and low says on 2/Mar/15
I was wrong to say Arnie was 5'10 now, he's 5'11. But I still believe his peak height was six foot though.
Arch Stanton says on 2/Mar/15
Julian says on 28/Feb/15
He looks the same height with his son, Patrick, who is listed 184cm. here.

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You need to learn about camera angles!! The angle of that photo gives Arnie a good 2cm I'd say.
GUY says on 2/Mar/15
Here's a good, and very fair comparison with 5'9" Frank Zane and 5'6" Dickerson for that matter.
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Zane's head is at a perfect straight across level, and he's standing with excellent posture. Nonetheless his eye level falls well below Arnold's mouth, which suggests a minimum 4 inches difference. Arnold is also standing very well, and his head is also in a good position if a slight bit casual. Arnold looks minimum 6'1" there next to 5'9" Frank Zane as is directly measured in the photo, but possibly 6'1.5" standing identically.
IronFist says on 1/Mar/15
Very interesting photo of Arnold between 6'3 Will Ferrell and 5'2 Kevin Hart.

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If Will is really 6'3, I'd say Arnold is still a legit 6'0.
Julian says on 28/Feb/15
He looks the same height with his son, Patrick, who is listed 184cm. here.

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6ftMagician says on 27/Feb/15
Well @Lucio it appears Arnold was never over 185 during his peak, but by the same token, never under 184. Still a pretty drastic loss by any stretch of the imagination. No amount of money and power can buy height back - it's free, good posture, simple stretches, alexander walking technique etc.
Lucio says on 25/Feb/15
@6ftMagician,

Yes i do. Being a full 6'1", at least judging by countless pictures, a height loss of 3-4 cm from peak, is not something so strange.
Danimal says on 24/Feb/15
high and low says on 22/Feb/15
Arnie was a six footer, but now probably about 5'10. All those years of training have definitely effected his height which is not surprising, I mean look' he trained so hard it made his arms longer.

Affected his height, not effected and no, he wasn't just 6'0". He was over 6'1". Today, he's under 5'11". By how much? It's hard to say.
Danimal says on 24/Feb/15
Finn says on 23/Feb/15
"All those years of training have definitely effected his height"

Not just training but steroids. Their side effects are height lost. Many people seem to think that arnie only took the stuff during his bodybuilding days but it is pretty obvious that the used through out most of his film career.

You are correct. Steroids contribute to deterioration of the bones and joints. Most steroids users need to have hip replacements (Lou Ferrigno, Arnold, Jesse Ventura, Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, Superstar Billy Graham), but in addition to that, joints become compressed and in many cases actually FUSE together. This can be seen in again guys like Hogan and Billy Graham. Steroids enhance muscles in the short-term, but in the long-term, they destroy the skeletal structure, which is what's happening to Arnold (pre-maturely).
6ftMagician says on 24/Feb/15
@Lucio

Nice evidence, Arnie looks 184 there too, maybe 6'1''. I think this explains his height loss, it's not as crazy as thought.
Hypado says on 24/Feb/15
I think 5ft 11.75in , 182,3cm is spot on for Schwarzenegger today, in 2015.
The Exorcist says on 24/Feb/15
With (5'8.5" listed) Chuck Norris.
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Lucio says on 23/Feb/15
6ftMagician says on 22/Feb/15
For me judging by BAREFOOT pictures of Arnold as a man during his bodybuilding days it is a forgone conclusion. Arnold was not a centimeter over 184. This perhaps is why he claimed 187, which he was likely close to in shoes.

I am not a conspiracy voodoo either, show me reasoned, logical evidence and I'll change my mind. Till then, next to Serge and Frank, Arnie is looking a legit 6 footer, but nothing more.
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Yeah, legit six footer, right! lol.
Full 185 cm, also Arnie has his head tilted in the second photo.
Do you see that there are 5 cm of difference?
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Finn says on 23/Feb/15
"All those years of training have definitely effected his height"

Not just training but steroids. Their side effects are height lost. Many people seem to think that arnie only took the stuff during his bodybuilding days but it is pretty obvious that the used through out most of his film career.
Anonymous1 says on 23/Feb/15
I don't claim to know anything about how tall Arnold is or was. But, his daughter's measring him means little to me, because people can vary in height up to an inch throughout the day. I will state, however, that...and I have no scientific evidence, I don't know how the soft material between one's vertebrae can hold up, year after year, when you're lifting heavy weights via squats, curls, overhead presses, lateral raises and seated or standing triceps extensions. It seems to me that years of that "has" to break down your discs and whatever else, to some degree.
high and low says on 22/Feb/15
Arnie was a six footer, but now probably about 5'10. All those years of training have definitely effected his height which is not surprising, I mean look' he trained so hard it made his arms longer.
6ftMagician says on 22/Feb/15
For me judging by BAREFOOT pictures of Arnold as a man during his bodybuilding days it is a forgone conclusion. Arnold was not a centimeter over 184. This perhaps is why he claimed 187, which he was likely close to in shoes.

I am not a conspiracy voodoo either, show me reasoned, logical evidence and I'll change my mind. Till then, next to Serge and Frank, Arnie is looking a legit 6 footer, but nothing more.
Danimal says on 21/Feb/15
MikeB58 says on 16/Feb/15
Here is a recently pic from Muscle and Fitness of Arnold with Evander Holyfield.
Arnold looks 1 to 1.5 inches shorter, but footwear is not shown:

Click Here

I have a 1997 Muscle and Fitness magazine with a pic of Arnold and Holyfield and at THAT TIME, Arnold edged out Holyfield.
Danimal says on 21/Feb/15
6ftMagician says on 18/Feb/15
Not to sound like a broken record, but there are barefoot shots of Arnold with Frank Zane, who claims/ is claimed to stand 5'9''. Arnold looks 183cm there on the dot. This is during his youth when he was fully grown man competing in bodybuilding.

Frank has claimed 5'9.5" having been his youth height.
joelj says on 21/Feb/15
This guy was pretty tall in his younger years. 5' 10 is ridiculous more or less 6 ' 2 in his prime no doubt about it, in commando he was wearing trainers 6' 4.5" bill duke wasnt that much taller it didnt look like 2.5 inches anyway. And bill duke is the most honest 6' 4.5 you could get.
184.3cm says on 21/Feb/15
Next to Serge Nubret who is widely claimed to be 6' or 5'11.5 but claims himself to be 180cm so 5'11 flat. Click Here
1.89m says on 21/Feb/15
@184.3cm Ever heard about perspective? Arnie is a few feet in front of Frank!!!
6ftMagician says on 20/Feb/15
@184.3

Nice find. Arnie looks a solid 183cm there, considering he is closer to the camera too.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 20/Feb/15
He did genuinely look near his claim in the 70's.
No less than 6ft1½(187cm).

5ft11½-6ft today
184.3cm says on 20/Feb/15
Another pic of young Arnie next to Frank Zane.
Click Here
Petrenko says on 20/Feb/15
Yikes,5 and a half centimeters of height lost! Looks like being 6'1.5 won't be back xD
miko says on 19/Feb/15
Arnold could look a six footer in his prime, but I do think he was closer to 6'1.
6ftMagician says on 18/Feb/15
Not to sound like a broken record, but there are barefoot shots of Arnold with Frank Zane, who claims/ is claimed to stand 5'9''. Arnold looks 183cm there on the dot. This is during his youth when he was fully grown man competing in bodybuilding.
Lucio says on 18/Feb/15
Jimmy Fallon is a famous lift wearer, that's why he looks as tall as Arnie in the clip.
Look at what kind of heel he wearing normally.
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And these are normal heels? lol. There are at least 4 cm heel.
He looks 6 feet there with Arnie due of lifts, so Arnie can not be less than 6 feet there with Fallon. Simple syllogism.
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j says on 17/Feb/15
He was at least 6' 1, however he certainly isn't anymore.
kev says on 17/Feb/15
I actually think he was a weak 6' 2 peak, although I dont know whats happened since then. When he stands beside 6' 5 lou ferrigno although noticeable there really isn't a huge noticeable difference
Harold says on 17/Feb/15
Yes, MJKoP, certainly one 'cannot successfully argue against that cold, hard fact' that Arnold was six foot two, peak, because, after all, the bodybuilding magazines that promoted him said he was. And they also said the best bodybuilders in the world don't take steroids. They said it, so you can't argue against that cold, hard fact. And that their contests were drug free. Yes, you can't argue against that fact. When you want the truth, the first thing you do is ask a bodybuilder. That's a cold, hard fact. Because bodybuilders keep it real. That's a cold, hard fact.
grizz says on 17/Feb/15
@MJKoP, what cold, hard fact? 2+2=4 is a cold,hard fact, not this. He was lucky to be 6'1,75 out of bed.
Steve says on 17/Feb/15
Checking other photos with Obama, it appears Arnie is shorter. In one he looks about an inch shorter. But in others, two inches.
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 17/Feb/15
Steve says on 16/Feb/15
Here it looks like Arnold is the same height as President Obama:

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Then please look again, Obama is 2" taller if we don´t count Arnies hair

Click Here
Danimal says on 17/Feb/15
Alright, so I just got done watching Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary special from Sunday night. Shocking to see how much height MANY of the guys have lost (Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, etc), BUT, I paid closest attention to the sketch of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timeberlake. Justin was a little taller than Jimmy and Justin is MAX 6'0", making Jimmy look closer to 5'11". We all know how Arnold stacked up to Jimmy recently. NO WAY is Arnold 5'11.5" today.
MJKoP says on 16/Feb/15
At least six foot two inches barefoot during his prime years. You CANNOT successfully argue against that cold, hard fact.
Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" says on 16/Feb/15
@Steve While I do think that Arnold is taller than what he is listed at, Arnold's head is tilted up, with Obama's being tilted down. There's also uneven hair in that photo.
MikeB58 says on 16/Feb/15
Here is a recently pic from Muscle and Fitness of Arnold with Evander Holyfield.
Arnold looks 1 to 1.5 inches shorter, but footwear is not shown:

Click Here
Steve says on 16/Feb/15
Here it looks like Arnold is the same height as President Obama:

Click Here
averagejoe says on 15/Feb/15
He's probably lost a lot of height, but he's always looked atleast 6 foot (or very close) in his movies. The listing is correct.
Jameson 185cm says on 15/Feb/15
Looked a full 188cm in the original Terminator films. Age has seen to a couple of cms at this point though - 6'/182-184cm seems likely. His arms look a little disproportionate to his torso and legs now.
uh oh says on 15/Feb/15
Not to mention that Arnold's bodybuilding career ended in 1980, he was still very young and fit, so it's impossible for him to have "shrunk" his back from squats, when he was still his peak height when he retired in 1980, use logic, Arnold wasn't Squatting over 400 after 1980, there was no reason for it.
uh oh says on 15/Feb/15
I still lift but not like when I was playing sports in high school and college, I played rugby 2 years in college. I've know plenty of older lifters, even some who use gear. None of them ever had back issues.
Dingus says on 14/Feb/15
For those arguing that Arnold was significantly below 6'02.00" because he appears smaller than Bush the Elder, here is George H. W. Bush with his 6'03.00" son, Jeb. He appears slightly taller in the photo. Could Bush the Elder be closer to 6'03.00" than previously thought?

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Dingus says on 14/Feb/15
Peak Height: 6'01.50"
After a full day, possibly 6'01.75" out of bed. I believe he started losing height as early as his late 30's witch might explain people remembering him as tall and the older pictures indicating him as having a taller stature. But as time goes on he appears to get smaller. For example with Bush the Elder he appears about an inch shorter.
Current: 5'11.75".
just because says on 14/Feb/15
uhoh says on 12/Feb/15
I'm nearly 30 and I've lifted weights consistently from ages 15-20, and 22-24, squatting at my best 405. And I can tell you that squats affect height or make you shorter. In fact it will make you taller because the firmer your back is, the more erect your posture will be.

So you lifted seriously for 2 years in your twenties do you really think thats comparible to the effects felt by someone like arnold who has lifted almost constantly for 50 years
grizz says on 13/Feb/15
@uhoh,I'm confused by your post-squatting makes you taller or shorter?

I can't look anymore at this PR photo taken from a bird perspective. It makes him look 5ft6
uhoh says on 13/Feb/15
I meant to say Squats do not affect your height. You could have to herniate your discs for that to happen.
5ft10guy says on 12/Feb/15
I think peak height is 6ft.05 he's a 6 footer though.
uhoh says on 12/Feb/15
I'm nearly 30 and I've lifted weights consistently from ages 15-20, and 22-24, squatting at my best 405. And I can tell you that squats affect height or make you shorter. In fact it will make you taller because the firmer your back is, the more erect your posture will be.
grizz says on 12/Feb/15
@Pom,you want a fair photo of Arnie and afterwards you find that this should be a photo og him with Sly,the most famous height lifter in the world? Lol
1.89m says on 12/Feb/15
Stallone was billed @ 5-10. Real life 5-8". Arnie billed @ 6-2" real life 6-0" approx,thats hollywood people sorry.
Rob G says on 12/Feb/15
Jeff Bridges (peak height listed here at 6ft 1.5in) and Arnold in one shot from Stay Hungry (1976), side by side, full body shot. Arnold is barefoot. Starts at around 0:45
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stelirVdNdI
te89 says on 12/Feb/15
Latest picture of arnie in flat shoes: Click Here

that cant realy be 5ft 11.5in? or am i wrong Rob?
Pom says on 11/Feb/15
"At peak: 188-189cm out of bed, 186-187cm evening"
WOT? Are you serious?
"Today: 183-184cm out of bed, 181-182cm evening"
That sounds more realistic, yet its too much for him.
He looks more like 182/180 morning/evening tody.
BTW why photo with so bad angle are represented here? We cant estimate Arnolds height any closely by it. Wouldnt it be better to post a pic with him nd Sly for example
6ftMagician says on 11/Feb/15
The more I read this page I realize that 1 poster does not know proper English. No body cares how judgmental you are.
Ron B. says on 11/Feb/15
About a 1 inch difference between Bush and Arnold. Arnold looks to be 6'1" flat to Bush's 6'2"
Junior31 says on 11/Feb/15
The more I read this page I realize how 2/3 the posters have some dirt of physical complex. Napoleon. Body dismorphia. The page is about height guys lol nobody cares how strong you are
Dmeyer says on 11/Feb/15
Click Here , eye to eye , also arnie could have 0.25in more shoes , but then Carl was maybe 186cm both strong 6'1ers peak , to me arnie was a185.5cm Guy evening 6'2 morning measuring 6'1.5 with a bit of haïr
Ernie says on 10/Feb/15
James says on 9/Feb/15
Just because: Arnold, in that photo, is squatting 405. That's not heavy, for anyone who spends their life training with weights.

Are you really this stupid?
grizz says on 10/Feb/15
In 1st Steve's photo Bush Sr. clearly had an inch on young Arnold. Can't see their footwear,but I doubt that a legit 6ft2 guy would carry lifts.
Arnie 6ft0.75-6ff1 peak -nothing above that number, no way.
6ftMagician says on 10/Feb/15
This debate should have long been settled using logic. Instead it rages on, so be it, I'll just claim 185cm. 99% wouldn't bat an eyelid.
James says on 10/Feb/15
In the photos with Bush, we are not seeing footwear. Arnold, clearly, is shorter, but we can't really estimate how much without seeing what both men are wearing beneath the knees. But, obviously, six feet two or six one point five is out of the question for Arnold. The fact that he believed in fiction doesn't make it fact.
prem says on 10/Feb/15
heavy bodybuilder with 6feet height
Steve says on 9/Feb/15
A few more photos of Arnie with Bush the elder

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 9/Feb/15
At peak: 188-189cm out of bed, 186-187cm evening
Today: 183-184cm out of bed, 181-182cm evening
James says on 9/Feb/15
Just because: Arnold, in that photo, is squatting 405. That's not heavy, for anyone who spends their life training with weights. That's relatively moderate. If Arnold had lifted heavier, perhaps he would have matched his lower body to his upper body. As to his height, take a gander sometime of him standing next to his daughter, Christina. Given she towers over him, either he's way sub six foot or she's six three or four. Do you know the Pinocchio Effect? Each time he lies, his nose grows. The Arnold Effect is similar: each time he lies, his bank account grows. They're was more money in pretending to be above average in height when, in fact, he never was. Follow the money.
Steve says on 9/Feb/15
James, there are loads of photos of Arnie with Bush plus a video. He's considerably shorter in all of them.
184.3cm says on 9/Feb/15
Quite right James, however i doubt he was standing on a box :) Ive seen that movie a hundred times, they are both wearing boots with small heel. Nielsen at 6' puts Arnie at 6'1 peak. Maybe fractions over or under but he certainly wasn't 6 flat or 6 foot 2 . After searching pics of a young Arnie im convinced that he was 6'0.75-6'1.25 peak. That was his range in his youth.
Now lets have some more pics from low camera angle.
James says on 8/Feb/15
184.3cm: as usual, with the Arnie photo, one can't see below the knees, so one can't judge footwear, or, for that matter, height by that photo. How convenient - for Arnie.
Steve says on 8/Feb/15
There is no way Arnie is 6'2". Check him out with George H.W. Bush who when this was taken was 85-years-old!

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Dmeyer says on 8/Feb/15
Sonny says 5'11.5 for arnie 5 years its Nice to see a good estimate
grizz says on 8/Feb/15
@josey wales, I agree. Improper lifting technique and overestimation of your abilities are the main factor why someone suffers from back pain and spine deformation.
Danimal says on 7/Feb/15
Sonny says on 6/Feb/15
Personally I know how tall Arnie is nowadays because I met him once about 5yrs back, now I'm 6ft 0.5 on the dot and I had a good inch on him, which was actually quite shocking to me... How does someone in good shape lose almost a full 2 inches by the time they're 60!?

He's lost even more height in the last 5 years. You'd have a good 2" on him today.
arnies toejam says on 7/Feb/15
I know he was taller than Edward furlong in 1991, its still a classic!.
josey wales says on 7/Feb/15
Actually lifting heavy on its own will not let you shrink. Otherwisr bill kazmaier would be 5'8" by now... But i agree on your height estimstion. I will peck arnold at 5'11" today.
josey wales says on 7/Feb/15
Actually lifting heavy on its own will not let you shrink. Otherwisr bill kazmaier would be 5'8" by now... But i agree on your height estimstion. I will peck arnold at 5'11" today.
just because says on 7/Feb/15
Sonny says on 6/Feb/15
Personally I know how tall Arnie is nowadays because I met him once about 5yrs back, now I'm 6ft 0.5 on the dot and I had a good inch on him, which was actually quite shocking to me... How does someone in good shape lose almost a full 2 inches by the time they're 60!?
Probably by lifting huge 4 hundred pound weights like this Click Here
Vibram says on 7/Feb/15
6ftMagician says on 30/Jan/15
Hi guys, I found fantastic barefoot shots which is pretty compelling evidence that Arnie was 183cm during his peak. However, Arnie does not look the full 6'1'' with a 5'9'' Frank Zane.

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I posted the barefoot shot with Zane months ago. I think its a good marker. I would say only 3.75 difference making Arnold 6ft0.75 / 184cm. Peak.
184.3cm says on 7/Feb/15
Was looking for Stallone pics and found this one of Arnie with Nielsen from Red Sonya. Click Here
the shredder says on 7/Feb/15
Rob is Mark Paul taller than Jimmy ?
[Editor Rob: he never looked taller in that skit.]
Sonny says on 6/Feb/15
Personally I know how tall Arnie is nowadays because I met him once about 5yrs back, now I'm 6ft 0.5 on the dot and I had a good inch on him, which was actually quite shocking to me... How does someone in good shape lose almost a full 2 inches by the time they're 60!?
grizz says on 5/Feb/15
@Lucio, and still you ignore Jimmy's slouched posture on that pic?
Oh,and arguments that Arnold has a bad posture are ludicruous.He's been into fitness and bodybuilding for over 50 years and is practically a god in that field,has a bad posture.gimme a break
James says on 5/Feb/15
Mark-Paul Gosselaar has Jimmy Fallon by one inch. Fallon has Arnold by one inch. Which means if Gosselaar is five eleven, then Fallon is Five ten. Which means if Fallon is five ten, Arnold is....FIVE NINE. The Hollywood farce continues!
James says on 5/Feb/15
[Editor Rob: height is of course of interest.

People get their height measured, they get asked their height, they observe people of different heights and notice how tall people are...no parent wants their kid to 'grow up to be small and weak', it's always 'big and strong'.

I must be odd because I'd choose the small and weak Bill Gates (who, without open hear surgery is much healthier than Arnie) over the 'big and strong' Arnie. Never confuse the parsley, which is the decoration on top of the steak, for the steak.
[Editor Rob: if you stick with one name and don't attack Arnie there is always hope for civil conversation on this page.]
Lucio says on 4/Feb/15
Danimal says on 4/Feb/15
miko says on 2/Feb/15
Fallon had clear height on Arnold from the clip I saw. At least an inch.

I think that is the only thing we have ever agreed on over the years.
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I know it bothers you, but the clip is the clearest proof that if in good posture Arnold is also a bit taller than Fallon, and in the famous kitchen video, there is obviously something wrong.
Not only don't you believe your eyes, but don't know even estimate what you see.
Arnie is tall as much as Fallon in the clip, if not more.
Click Here
Get an eye exam if you can not see it.
Arnie is still 6ft if in good posture.
Pierre says on 4/Feb/15
yes but Jimmy Fallon's shoes and Arnold Schwarzenegger's shoes are they similar?Jimmy Fallon seem have often advantageous shoes.
dude says on 4/Feb/15
5'11.5 is clearly too low for him now. He's still 6 feet, the height change doesn't hold.
Danimal says on 4/Feb/15
miko says on 2/Feb/15
Fallon had clear height on Arnold from the clip I saw. At least an inch.

I think that is the only thing we have ever agreed on over the years.
6ftMagician says on 3/Feb/15
Haha, people just gloss over those barefoot shots I posted below and prefer shoe (lifts?) pictures instead. Circular argument of peace
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 3/Feb/15
Editor Rob says on 3/Feb/15
Here's a photo from few months ago with Arnie near a basketball player who is supposed to be 6ft 0.75 without shoes:
Click Here

looks around 3cm, if the measurment is legit 5´11.5" looks spot on, although I think the player could stretch a bit more out posturewise.
What really surprised me is how tall the players head is if measured.
Editor Rob says on 3/Feb/15
Here's a photo from few months ago with Arnie near a basketball player who is supposed to be 6ft 0.75 without shoes:
Click Here
184.3cm says on 3/Feb/15
Click Here 6'1 peak he is not even standing tall there with Will and Andre.
Vladimir says on 3/Feb/15
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Dingus says on 3/Feb/15
Peak height is accurate but I think 5'11.75" is his current height. Saw him on Fallon and if Fallon is 5'11.5"Arnold should be taller because he seemed to be and Fallon wears shoes that ass a lot of height.
miko says on 2/Feb/15
Fallon had clear height on Arnold from the clip I saw. At least an inch.
henk82 says on 2/Feb/15
Arnold were officialy measured in guiness world of records in the 70s at 185 cm (6.1) His own words is 186 cm during running man, probably morning height. He rounded up to 6.2 for hollywood and that is his height in shoes. Today he is 181-182 cm. 10 years ago he was 6 feet with tony blair and bush.

I think this is as close to truth there is after been on this site for years and studied 1000+ pics, all his movies and been his biggest fan since i was 15 yeas old i the 90s.
grizz says on 2/Feb/15
Dmeyer, Fallon is a bit slouched in that photo,while Arnie has the perfect posture. If Fallon stood straight, they'd be in eye-to-eye level. Take into consideration that Terminator wears some massive boots, so I think that Fallon may be the one who's slighlty (1cm tops) talller.
So, 181-182 cm for Arnold IMO.
Dmeyer says on 2/Feb/15
A lidl taller than fallon but maybe had boots Click Here
Stan daMann says on 2/Feb/15
I came to this site because I saw Arnold on the Tonight Show standing next to Jimmy Fallon, today, 2-1-15. Jimmy looked at least an inch taller. So I looked up Jimmy's height and expected it to be 6'3", since I had read earlier that Arnold was 6'2", but Jimmy is listed as 6 feet even. So maybe Arnold really is in the area of 5'10" or 5'11".
1.89m says on 1/Feb/15
Brilliant!! Even with this 100% full body shot the fan boys wont admit it.

6ftMagician says on 30/Jan/15
Hi guys, I found fantastic barefoot shots which is pretty compelling evidence that Arnie was 183cm during his peak:

Click Here

Click Here

However, Arnie does not look the full 6'1'' with a 5'9'' Frank Zane.
markb says on 1/Feb/15
In 6ftMagician's first pic, Arnold looks a strong 6ft 1 to me. He had long limbs - his arms look very long in that pic!
6ftMagician says on 1/Feb/15
Rob, if you seen the links I posted below it is impossible to disputethat Arnie was over 183 at peak. I mean, thos are fantastic pictures of Arnold with Zane, both barefoot. If we accept Zane's claim of 5'9'', then Arnie really does struggle to look anything over 6ft. Right, anyone?
Connor6ft says on 1/Feb/15
@6ftMagician yeah that's a solid 3 inches between Arnie and Frank there, im starting to believe that the 6ft 1.75 peak is BS 183-184cm peak is closer to the truth, he's probably 180-180.5cm today.
Levon says on 30/Jan/15
DaFrunk, you're giving him a solid 6'0" because that's what you want him to be. All evidence (comparison photographs) points to him being five ten or eleven max. Unless Jimmy Fallon suddenly sprouted to six foot two...
6ftMagician says on 30/Jan/15
Hi guys, I found fantastic barefoot shots which is pretty compelling evidence that Arnie was 183cm during his peak:

Click Here

Click Here

However, Arnie does not look the full 6'1'' with a 5'9'' Frank Zane.
DaFrunk says on 30/Jan/15
No way Arnie is below 6'0"now. I'd give him a solid 6'0"
6ftMagician says on 30/Jan/15
@Panda,

Yes, I am just trying to teach people not to blindly accept the deception in the fitness industry.

@anyone who has not read my informative post(s) I suggest you do so - they are below.
184.3cm says on 30/Jan/15
6'1-6'1.25 peak

5'10.75-5'11.25 now. << This is the problem for me, he can sometimes look tallish and other times just over average.
Tim1.79 says on 28/Jan/15
6'0.5" - peak
5'11" - now
Again, he was visibly shorter than 5'11.5" Fallon.
Panda says on 27/Jan/15
@6ftMagician your statements on the deception that goes on in the muscle industry is accurate. Most, if not all, fitness models and people who "sell" their bodies are on PEDs so it is all BS that they try to screw with ignorant people via supplements. Oh and Arnold being natural? HELL no. Arnold was definitely on steroids. Three Reasons:
1.) He was 6'1.5" (idk if he actually was this tall in the '70s but let's assume he was), 235 lbs. at 6% Bodyfat in contest mode. A natural human being at that height will not weigh more than 200-205 lbs. at such low BF% and mind you this 200 lbs. is only for genetically gifted individuals like TOP TIER genetics and training.

2.) Arnold competed with guys who used steroids. All those bodybuilders from the '70s used steroids (granted back then the quality of steroids was more pure and easily available so which is why those guys don't look like monstrosities). Frank Zane, Serge Nubret, they all used steroids and other drugs. Why would Arnold not use steroids when they give him such a big edge?

3.) Arnold himself has ADMITTED to using steroids multiple times. There are several interviews and stuff where he clearly states that he used steroids.

Here's video proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebRglq-CPsY
Oh and after the first 35 seconds he's embellishing the truth. Bodybuilding competitions don't actually do drug tests (how else would a 5'11" 300 pound muscle monster like Ronnie Coleman compete if steroid users were banned?).

So basically my point is: Arnold Schwarzenegger was NOT natural and without the help of steroids you'll not even get close to looking as good as he did. Then again judging by Arnold's condition nowadays (he's lost 2 inches already and he's not even 70 yet) it's better just to remain healthy.
Lucio says on 27/Jan/15
Hartman says on 25/Jan/15
Never confused "official height" ("officially measured by whom, another bodybuilder who got paid by the same boss, the guy who ran the federation?)with 'billed height.' Example: Andre the Giant was billed, at one point, at seven feet five. Was that his 'official height' because a lackey in the wrestling industry claimed to measure him at that. What malarkey. Peak height for Arnold: five foot eleven. Real height today: five foot ten. Sorry fanboys.
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Hartman is closer to the truth as Pluto is the (dwarf) planet closer to the Sun...
Dmeyer says on 27/Jan/15
Today can look 5'11-11.75 180-182cm peak can look 6'0.75-1.5in 185-187cm
Judd says on 27/Jan/15
IMO today he does look anything between 5'11" and 5'11.5"...I wouldn't be surprised if he will measured 5'11", because he usually wears lifts.
Regarding his peak height I think anything under 6'1" is not reliable! 6'1.25-1.5" is possible because you need to consider he probably took a lot of substances to make bigger his muscles and I have heard time ago that those substances can amplify you height loss during age, so it may be he did lost a bit more that a man of his age (like 2")...
6ftMagician says on 26/Jan/15
@Hartman,

You are closer to the truth. I'd give Arnie a generous 6ft Max (184cm) peak and a 180 current.
Hartman says on 25/Jan/15
Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2": once again the photos are meaningless without shots of footwear. I you take shots from the knees up of Stallone with others, you get a false comparison. Same with Schwarzenegger, the lift king.
Hartman says on 25/Jan/15
Never confused "official height" ("officially measured by whom, another bodybuilder who got paid by the same boss, the guy who ran the federation?)with 'billed height.' Example: Andre the Giant was billed, at one point, at seven feet five. Was that his 'official height' because a lackey in the wrestling industry claimed to measure him at that. What malarkey. Peak height for Arnold: five foot eleven. Real height today: five foot ten. Sorry fanboys.
1.89m says on 25/Jan/15
@Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" Arnie is closer to the camera!! Think Perspective please.
6ftMagician says on 25/Jan/15
@Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2"

It is very easy to get swept away in the emotion of the moment, but alas, we must remain logical:

Myth: Arnold was never ''officially'' measured at 6'1.5''. That was and still is a claimed measurement by someone - pics or it didn't happen.

K thanks bye.
6ftMagician says on 25/Jan/15
@Rampage (and everyone on this forum this may be of service to you)

The analogy I was trying to draw with cycling was that even in sports where you would not expect to see PED use, such as enduracne cycling, you still see it. What makes anyone think athletes wouldn't use PEDS in sports where PEDS would be an obvious advantage (I've cited 6/7 fastest men in 100m history caught using PEDS). PED use is de-facto allowed in competitive or 'pro' bodbuilding and untested in 'natural'/ametuer competitions.

It is well known in the fitness industry that Simeon Panda has taken PEDS - he cannot admit it because he would lose his income (supplement sponsorship). It is not possible to reach that size naturally unless you are already muscular to begin with and have the perfect variables like I mentioned before (diet, training fequency, sleep/recovery, no injuries, no personal issues, no illness etc).

I agree you can build a fantastic physique, something like Cristiano Ronaldo's would be acheivable realistically - here's a guy who genuinely started out as a 145lb 6fter - over the span of a decade has made himself 40lbs heavier while staying at the same level of bodyfat.

Simeon, Plitt (RIP), Rob Riches (tested positive), Zyzz (RIP - tested positive, admitted to PED use) etc, all these fitness models are known in the industry to be on PEDS, but they immorally keep this a secret so they can sell workout programs and supplements to desperate teens the world over.

The fitness industry disgusts me, it teaches teenage boys/ young men (among other demographics) that they can look like their favourite athletes naturally, through buying their protein powders and expensive gym memberships. Fortunately there is much work being done to educate the population about what is realistically acheivable:

One such example is a youtube channel called FitnessFAQS - who teaches everyone that you can achieve your fitness goals with home workouts (slowly increasing difficulty), natural/organic food, recovery and most importantly, TIME.
Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" says on 24/Jan/15
He's not that much shorter than Ashton Kutcher (in 2011):

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If Arnold were wearing lifts here, then he would appear the same as Ashton Kutcher. I see 2-2.5" inches between them, so one of them. While Arnold is just slightly closer to the camera, the angle is in Ashton's favor.

Peak-6'1.5" (he was officially measured as this, so he's my height)
Today-6'0"
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 24/Jan/15
1.89m says on 23/Jan/15
5-9.5" Joe weider with arnie on set of Predator 1987. 6-2" arnie?? You fan boys go a huge bromance on Arnie if you think hes 6-2" lol. Click Here



Still not sure about Weiders height, Arnie is 8cm taller there, so 177cm Weider means 185cm Arnie.

But Weider looked shorter than 5´9"-5´9.5" Frank Zane...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 24/Jan/15
@6ftmagician: I'm not attacking you but it is possible to gain an impressive physique without steroids! Proper nutrition, plenty of rest and intense training but above all else...patience. He didn't gain all that mass in a short period of time. It's taken him a good few years to get there and he's gonna get even better. Those small scientific details that you mentionec are probably second nature to him. Genes do help but they're not the be all and end all. Look at Simeon Panda (6ft1 btw). He was a skinny runt before started lifting. Its taken him about 8 years at least to get to where he is now.

Lance Armstrong is a different bag altogether. He's a cheat who defecated on cycling. Even though I'm not a huge cycling enthusiast, I was always suspicious of his victories at Tour De France especially after his illness. That he could just bounce back and win like it was nothing.
spainmen192cm says on 23/Jan/15
Hey Rob, why Arnold has shrink 2 full inches at 67?!
[Editor Rob: extreme weight lifting over years might have been a contributing factor. The wear and tear on discs I think took it's toll...]
1.89m says on 23/Jan/15
5-9.5" Joe weider with arnie on set of Predator 1987. 6-2" arnie?? You fan boys go a huge bromance on Arnie if you think hes 6-2" lol. Click Here
6ftMagician says on 23/Jan/15
@rampageglover

It is not possible for a natural athlete to get that big. The general public is naturally oblivious to that - even Lance Armstrong (a 120lb guy) took steroids, for competitive cycling. Even in those endurance sports steroids use is rife - not least in sports where muscle is an advantage - sprinting (all top sprinters; Gay, Powell, Blake, Dix, Carter, except Bolt have tested positive). Even in natural bodybuilding (note, not competitive where steroid use is well documented and de facto allowed) everyone uses steroids. I suggest you educate yourself - the biggest a real natural can get is the size of Cristiano Ronaldo - but there is even suggestions that he took HGH (human growth hormone). So before you call anyone ignorant please educate yourself and do not attack someone before considering the evidence. I will not attack you, Calum very may well be the best living genetic specimen known to man but there is 0.00001% of that being possible.

I would hazard a guess most on this board do not even know scientifics behind building muscle - basics even - such as calorie, macronutrient and micronutrient requirements and protein synthesis, nor the impact genetics play in the ability to build muscle.

Here is a little fact to get you started - building muscle is a very slow process - and under the perfect variables (genetics, diet, training, no injuries, sleep) a natural athlete can build 10lbs of lean muscle a year maximum. Shocker, right? Well 10lbs is a lot - go get 10lbs of lean beef and imagine that spread over your body.

Oh yeah, all those hollywood transformations - 30lbs gain in 6 months - haha, either steroids or 5lbs muscle gain and 25lbs fat gain - just look at Fatleck preparing for Batman vs Superman.
Vegas says on 23/Jan/15
Height183 says on 22/Jan/15
Says he posted a screencap himself. Then says ''not sure why someone would post a screencap?''....... Vegas logic people.... He is very entertaining though.. It's not the first time he's made me laugh on here.
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i posted a screencap to show footwear (which most couldn't catch with the naked eye) you posted one to try and determine height based on a 30 second video of both guys standing together where it changes throughout...big big difference

glad some of us are making you laugh here though
Jaakoppi says on 23/Jan/15
Hey it seems you guys are accepting now the fact that he's likely 5'11 today. He's never been over 6'1".

Do steroids really effetct to height? I've never heard such a thing. I2 don't believe heavy weight training causes losing height, maybe after training but it's permanent.

Some people just lose more height when they get older. Long torso loses more that short torso. There are other things that affect on height loss like enough nutrients, calsium use and physical education.
Hartman says on 22/Jan/15
The Rock is shorter than six two (see the photo of him next to the slightly sub six five Barkley and see the Rock get truly dwarfed. Arnold, with his high heel booties, is still noticeably shorter than the 'six two' Rock. Five eleven without heels?
Connor6ft says on 22/Jan/15
That bodybuilder with Arnie looks more like 6ft 1 range than six two, Im seeing a two inch difference between the two guys maybe slightly a bit over two inches, so Arnie at 5ft 11, 6ft 1 range looks about right for the bodybuilder, he doesn't look 6ft 2.
Dmeyer says on 22/Jan/15
To me arnie is 5'11.25-11.5
Height183 says on 22/Jan/15
''Vegas says on 22/Jan/15
arnold was wearing big heeled boots probably giving him 1.5 inches (the screencap i have posted here more than once) and rock was wearing normal dress-shoes. if arnold was 6'1 at the time (1999) he would have been at least 6'2.5 in footwear. the full video is online so not sure why someone would post a screencap?''

Says he posted a screencap himself. Then says ''not sure why someone would post a screencap?''....... Vegas logic people.... He is very entertaining though.. It's not the first time he's made me laugh on here.
BigViking says on 22/Jan/15
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Here is the picture again from a slightly different perspective. Both Flex and Arnold are exactly the same distance from the camera and footwear (or lack thereof) can be clearly seen. Arnold looks max 2 inches taller than 5-8.5 Wheeler. Some sources give Wheeler 5-9 but NEVER more. How can this be a 6-2 man (would be 6-3 in shoes) standing next to a barefoot 5-9er. Only in LA LA land. Wake up!
Vegas says on 22/Jan/15
Luther says on 21/Jan/15
Height132, the Rock/Arnold photo does not show shoe size of either
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arnold was wearing big heeled boots probably giving him 1.5 inches (the screencap i have posted here more than once) and rock was wearing normal dress-shoes. if arnold was 6'1 at the time (1999) he would have been at least 6'2.5 in footwear. the full video is online so not sure why someone would post a screencap?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 22/Jan/15
@6ftmagician: you're just ignorant. It's possible to attain that type of physique with the right discipline. That or you're jealous of his achievements.
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 22/Jan/15
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Rob how tall do you think joe weider was? Looks not his billed 5´10" next to Burt Reynolds and shorter than 5´9"range Frank Zane
[Editor Rob: he could look anywhere between 5ft 9 and 10]
Danimal says on 22/Jan/15
Dmeyer says on 21/Jan/15
Exactly 5'11.5 with the 6'2 body builder

He is not 5'11.5".
6ftMagician says on 21/Jan/15
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover

Haha, no roids. Funny world.Because no one lies on planet Earth, right? I can't take anything you say from now on given you believe Moger is natural. Moger looks 185 with Arnie anyway.
Luther says on 21/Jan/15
Calum can claim any height he wants. As we have seen with Arnold, 'six foot two' seems to cover anything from five foot ten to six foot one...
Luther says on 21/Jan/15
Height132, the Rock/Arnold photo does not show shoe size of either. So, unless both happen to be wearing the same shoe and neither is wearing lifts (unlikely in Arnold's history of cowboy boots), the comparison of estimated height does not work. I'm not striving to be difficult, just accurate.
Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2 says on 21/Jan/15
He was measured at 6'1.5" already.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 21/Jan/15
That Von Moger kid is a genetic freak...no roids or anything and he is 6ft2.
A natural version of Arnold.
Height183 says on 21/Jan/15
The Rock was 6'2.5'' absolute Max in his peak. This picture is from 1999 or 2000. Rock looks at least 1.5 inches taller than Arnie. So Arnie was 6'1'' then and has lost 2 inches since. He just looks 5'11'' now.

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6ftMagician says on 21/Jan/15
Calum is not 6'2''. I will not get into a whole debate about this but I will say he is 185 or 186 max. Arnie is right around 5'11'' and before he was 184-ish. Cannot believe the myth about lifting reducing height drastically, as I've mentioned, basketball, with all its landing, exerts far more force through the body, and no, basketball does not and never will make anyone taller than their genetics allow.
Dmeyer says on 21/Jan/15
Exactly 5'11.5 with the 6'2 body builder
Daniel says on 20/Jan/15
Arnold and bodybuilder Calum von Moger:

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Calum claims 6'2" in height.
GP says on 20/Jan/15
I don't think Arnold was ever 187, I think he was more 184-185. In Predator, he was the same height as 6'1" Weathers and Arnold was in cowboy boots in the beginning scene. If bodybuilding takes such a toll on height then how is it possible that Lou Ferrigno, who I still see in the gym has only lost an inch?
Silky says on 20/Jan/15
Arnie was most likely much closer to a true 5'11 than 6'2. Heights are inflated and exaggerated in sporting events. And don't forget Arnie always liked to wear decent heeled shoes. So it could take a 5'11 man up to the 6'1 range for films and appearances.
6ftMagician says on 19/Jan/15
@ Henry, you are the closest to the truth here concerning Arnie's height. You are right attacking Danimal's claim regarding the bodybuilding world - it's true the bodybuilding industry is among the worst regulated in sports. It has no shame telling gym-goers that 1g of protein per lb of bodyweight is essential for building muscle. The truth is, the body needs only 0.7g per lb (I can cite this if needed) - they inflate this to sell more protein, the most expensive macronutrient (compared to Carbs and fats).
6ftMagician says on 19/Jan/15
@Danimal, Great so we agree Arnie is at best 181cm today. Sorted.

Now, your explanation regarding his peak height is all very well and good but there is no proof of this measurement in 1969 at 6'1.5'' at night. simply put, pics or it didn't happen. Till I see pics of this, I'll just assume he was closer to 183 peak height and he just shrunk within the normal 1 inch or so range.

@Henry As you rightly pointed out, this theory that lifting shrank Arnie's spine 5cm doesn't have much scientific backing. Basketball (among other sports) exerts far greater spinal stressors than does lifting weights, jumping exerts in excess of 5 times your bodyweight upon landing, and Kareem did that non stop for 20 years. Kareem was also a super athlete so his jumps were higher, thus his landing impact greater. He still aged very gracefully. What I'm getting at is Arnie did not shrink 5cm, he shrank closer to 2cm. Not even athletes in super spinal stressing sports such as basketball shrink that much (even considering taller people i.e. 7ft-ers should shrink more).
james says on 19/Jan/15
5'11 is spot on ..I remember standing with 6'1 president Obama at a podium when he was still gov of California and the president wasclearly 2 inches taller
Junior31 says on 19/Jan/15
Henry says on 19/Jan/15
Danimal, your contention that . "Arnold was a professional bodybuilder and a very well respected one," is fallacious on several levels. When he was a bodybuilder, there was no category of 'professional bodybuilder.' It didn't exist. Arnold made money from many other areas (laying bricks, for starters). Another hilarity is not understanding that "bodybuilder" and 'well-respected" is not an oxymoron. Next, you say "all of his measurements have been very well documented." Oh, really? By whom? The bodybuilding 'press' and Arnold himself, both of whom have a long, sorry history of exaggeration and distortion and denying facts (steroids, much?) to sell you something. You've been sold. Worse yet, you've bought into it. And are spreading their lies to the gullible. And no, losing three inches is not THE NORM for a guy in his mid 60's.


Your wrong in every accord.

Abnormal height loss has been lost by several 60 something body builders and wrestlers who have had multiple surgeries. Hulk hogan, roddy piper, the undertaker, ed corney. Paul orndoff, the list goes on and there will be more. Some of These guys can't even stand . Average height loss of 3 inches is not the norm of the average human but these guys don't sit in desks and aren't accountants. They severely abuse there body in every way

And yes. Arnold is a liar on several accords but other people measuring him especially those with distain for him isn't something that would be fabricated.

Arnold has admitted to using steroids frequently. The commentary of the pumping iron anniversary edition he says that he has and that it was commonly discussed amongst other body builders and was in fact the NORM. It wasn't a big deal to them it was part of what they did


If you read the celeb heights caption up top you will see that he was measured by a reputable body builder and trainer who actually didn't like Arnold and was measure 6'1.5. Please read its in the above caption

This argument will go on and on that that's why it's one of the hottest pages on the site.
I'm not arguing just using the facts provided. Let's not take shots at eachother. A witty conversation about height should be fun.
Henry says on 19/Jan/15
Danimal, your contention that . "Arnold was a professional bodybuilder and a very well respected one," is fallacious on several levels. When he was a bodybuilder, there was no category of 'professional bodybuilder.' It didn't exist. Arnold made money from many other areas (laying bricks, for starters). Another hilarity is not understanding that "bodybuilder" and 'well-respected" is not an oxymoron. Next, you say "all of his measurements have been very well documented." Oh, really? By whom? The bodybuilding 'press' and Arnold himself, both of whom have a long, sorry history of exaggeration and distortion and denying facts (steroids, much?) to sell you something. You've been sold. Worse yet, you've bought into it. And are spreading their lies to the gullible. And no, losing three inches is not THE NORM for a guy in his mid 60's.
Danimal says on 19/Jan/15
Height183 says on 15/Jan/15
Well John Cena does have an inch on Arnie, and we all know Cena calls himself 6'0''. I can't see anything more than 5'11'' for Arnie today.

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5'11.5" Jimmy Fallon has at least an inch on Arnold too.
Danimal says on 19/Jan/15
6ftMagician says on 16/Jan/15
@Daniaml,

I think the Dolph Ziggler case is one of the strongest yet but the John Cena case you mentioned evaded me, that is also very solid proof too!

Arnie seems to be 181cm in the morning and at night he is probably holding onto 180cm-ish!

I'm less interested in Arnies height today - nothing more than 5'11'' - I'm more interested in whether or not he was ever 187cm, for which I have doubts.

I don't like to over inflate guys heights, but in the case of Arnold, he was professional bodybuilder and a very well respected one. All of his measurements, from his bodyweight, to the circumference of his arms, legs, chest, etc, have been well documented over almost a span of 50 years. A man who openly despises Arnold (for everything that he stands for) wanted to prove that Arnold was not the 6'2" man that he claimed to be and so, Vince Basile challenged Arnold one night in Los Angeles in 1969 and measured him barefoot at 6'1.5". Arnold was a legit tall man, who used to be taller than almost everyone he met, including legit 6'0" and even 6'1" men. The list goes on and on and on. People don't have as much trust and credence in his former height, because of how tall he is today and has been for the past decade or more. It sort of lends to an inherent bias to his previous height when looking at his shrunken present height. YES, it is not the norm for a 67 year old man to have lost almost 3", but Arnold has never been a normal man in the physical sense. Whatever the contributing factors are, his body has aged well beyond his actual biological years. His face has aged 40 years in the last 10. His hair has thinned at a sped up rate in the last few years, as has his height. It's hard to imagine that he struggles to look 5'11" today, when he used to always look minimum 6'1" with ease, but that is the reality of it.
Henry says on 18/Jan/15
Arnold and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are the exact same age. To those pretending that the vertically-challenged Arnold was once six foot two, but has lost something like four inches in his golden years, well, Kareem has lost what, a half-inch? Kareem was an actual athlete, not a faux athlete. The wear and tear on his body was immense. Six foot two peak for Arnold? Only in his own mind.
Dmeyer says on 18/Jan/15
All i meant is if rob list him 5'11.5/181.6cm it means he isnt 5'11.75/solid 182cm , also rob usualy dosnt list super low height but afternoon to low height so 5'11.25 is more possible than 5'11.75
Paul says on 18/Jan/15
Looked about 6'1 in the 1985 film Commando.
6ftMagician says on 16/Jan/15
@Daniaml,

I think the Dolph Ziggler case is one of the strongest yet but the John Cena case you mentioned evaded me, that is also very solid proof too!

Arnie seems to be 181cm in the morning and at night he is probably holding onto 180cm-ish!

I'm less interested in Arnies height today - nothing more than 5'11'' - I'm more interested in whether or not he was ever 187cm, for which I have doubts.
GP says on 16/Jan/15
I totally agree with Danimal. I remember years ago(4-5years)when I had an encounter with Arnold and I posted over here that he was 5'11"-5'11.5", I was laughed at, possibly when G and his posse were here. It's funny how some people just adjust the truth to their convenience rather than accepting it, lol!!
Height183 says on 16/Jan/15
@Horace: LOL!
Horace says on 16/Jan/15
"Danimal" is certainly correct: professional wrestling and professional bodybuilding never, ever exaggerate the heights or weights of their 'athletes.' Because they don't exaggerate to make money. Ever. That is not what they do. So Arnold must have once been six foot two. Because they billed him as that. And he said he was. So "Daimal" is correct. He has proved it. Congratulations, "Danimal." I now have some ocean-front property to sell you in Arizona.
Danimal says on 15/Jan/15
Bertram says on 13/Jan/15
Satchy, I can explain his 'drastical height loss,' he was never six two to being with. It was always a scam from day one. It is common in the bodybuilding and wrestling world, where the same so-called 'federation' that runs the 'sport' advertises the 'athletes.' Arnie? Real peak height, five eleven. Height today: five ten. One inch loss. Normal shrinkage rate for a senior citizen his age: 67.

No
Lucio says on 15/Jan/15
Dmeyer says on 15/Jan/15
If arnie was Èven 1mm over 5'11.5 ,rob would have listed him 6ft or 5'11.75 , if rob has him 5'11.5 it means he is more 5'11.25-11.5 than 11.5-11.
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Dmeyer, come on, now don't exaggerate.
Rob will also be good at estimating heights, but a difference of a few millimeters, perhaps not even a laser beam is able to estimate it!
Look at the pic posted by Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" side by side with Joe Manganiello, you think he is only 182 cm ?
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Height183 says on 15/Jan/15
Well John Cena does have an inch on Arnie, and we all know Cena calls himself 6'0''. I can't see anything more than 5'11'' for Arnie today.

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Dmeyer says on 15/Jan/15
Morning peak 6'2.25 now 6ft 0-0 1/8 in peak night 6'1.25 now 5'11.25-11.5
Dmeyer says on 15/Jan/15
If arnie was Èven 1mm over 5'11.5 ,rob would have listed him 6ft or 5'11.75 , if rob has him 5'11.5 it means he is more 5'11.25-11.5 than 11.5-11.75
Vibram says on 15/Jan/15
How much in cm would a man close to 70 years old expect to have lost since his prime? 3cm??? You there Rob??
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 14/Jan/15
@satchy

You'll need to forgive Danimal. He tends to be overly dramatic and quite repetitive. That's what a decade 50 or more daily comments to the same website will do to you psychologically. Arnold has roughly 2in but not 3in. In another 10 years...who knows. A lot of it is to do with injuries on set followed by intensive surgeries. Age is also a factor.
Junior31 says on 14/Jan/15
Danimal says on 13/Jan/15
satchy says on 12/Jan/15
hi guys, can somebody explain to me why his height loss was so drastical? I mean 2 inches is quite a loss

More like 3" height loss, not 2". It's a combination of age, decades of heavy weightlifting, steroid abuse, poor health in later life, stress, and perhaps he's had surgeries (hip replacement, back surgery, etc).


No perhaps Danimal, his surgeries are well documented. I posted a bunch of links a while back

I don't understand that when it comes to a severe height loss (3 inches ) as in hulk hogan it's believable and actual and when it comes to Arnold some people believe even AN INCH is out of the question. What? How? They are roughly the same age with Arnold actually being older. They both abused there bodies, abused steroids, and were active into there 50's and more active then the normal 60+ man today. They both had major surgeries ( neck,back,hip) that severely alter posture and height. Much like hogan he's lost close to 3 inches in height.
Lucio says on 14/Jan/15
Danimal says on 13/Jan/15
satchy says on 12/Jan/15
hi guys, can somebody explain to me why his height loss was so drastical? I mean 2 inches is quite a loss

More like 3" height loss, not 2". It's a combination of age, decades of heavy weightlifting, steroid abuse, poor health in later life, stress, and perhaps he's had surgeries (hip replacement, back surgery, etc).
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Sure, why not do 4 inches while we're at?
It seems to me that a more correct estimate. lol
Do not say nonsense. First he has never been a full 6'2", point first.

Second point, it seems to me very, very strange that Basile has measured him at 6'1.5" in the afternoon after a heavy weight training.
Most likely he is wrong by a few millimeters in the measurement, because even at 19 or 20 years, he did'nt look more than 186 cm in good posture barefoot in a lot of photos next to Reg Park.

Point three, he in all the pics in his bodybuilding days, next to a legit 6'1" footer as Mike Katz, he was always their same height or a little more, so a solid 6'1", not 6'2" as you say.

Fourthly, I never heard that years of body bulding do lose height more than normal, even if the use of steroids, however something he has not made much use. If anything it's the opposite.

So in summary: peak height 185.5 cm, 183 cm now (if he's standing straight, look at his pic with Manganiello posted by Celebheights 6'1.5 "-6'2") and 182-181 cm if he's relaxed. So 1-1.5 inches of maximum height loss.
The 3 inch you say, are an absurdity that does not exist nowhere.
Linke says on 14/Jan/15
Hasta la vista 6 feet club
Danimal says on 13/Jan/15
satchy says on 12/Jan/15
hi guys, can somebody explain to me why his height loss was so drastical? I mean 2 inches is quite a loss

More like 3" height loss, not 2". It's a combination of age, decades of heavy weightlifting, steroid abuse, poor health in later life, stress, and perhaps he's had surgeries (hip replacement, back surgery, etc).
Danimal says on 13/Jan/15
6ftMagician says on 12/Jan/15
@Height183

Wow. Ziggler is in wrestling boots which probably adds slightly more than Arnie's footwear but you are right, Arnie looks nothing over 180cm there. You definetly made a legit case there!

What about Arnold next to 5'11.5" Jimmy Fallon, 5'9"-5'10" George St-Pierre, 5'11" Dennis Wolf, 6'0" John Cena? Do those not qualify as legit cases to you? Arnold has been looking below 5'11" for a while now.
Danimal says on 13/Jan/15
John95 says on 11/Jan/15
I think 6'1.25 peak morning height
Now 5'11 morning height

He was measured at 6'1.5" barefoot at night in 1969.
Bertram says on 13/Jan/15
Satchy, I can explain his 'drastical height loss,' he was never six two to being with. It was always a scam from day one. It is common in the bodybuilding and wrestling world, where the same so-called 'federation' that runs the 'sport' advertises the 'athletes.' Arnie? Real peak height, five eleven. Height today: five ten. One inch loss. Normal shrinkage rate for a senior citizen his age: 67.
6ftMagician says on 12/Jan/15
@Height183

Wow. Ziggler is in wrestling boots which probably adds slightly more than Arnie's footwear but you are right, Arnie looks nothing over 180cm there. You definetly made a legit case there!

Never thought Arnie would fall to a flat 180cm but I guess heavy lifting and years of spinal abuse does that to some people.
satchy says on 12/Jan/15
hi guys, can somebody explain to me why his height loss was so drastical? I mean 2 inches is quite a loss
Height183 says on 12/Jan/15
Arnie looking 5'11'' Max with 5'10.5'' Dolph Ziggler!

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Maybe you should knock off another cm Rob.. :)
John95 says on 11/Jan/15
I think 6'1.25 peak morning height
Now 5'11 morning height
Marcus says on 10/Jan/15
To be honest though I do not see Arnold as a big lift wearer. The dress shoes he usually wears do not look like they contain lifts in them, or at least it's not as apparant as say Brad Pitt or Robert Downey Junior.
Danimal says on 9/Jan/15
Ron B. says on 8/Jan/15
At least 6'.05" peak height. Anything below that is ludicrous.
Perfectly proportioned. He was taller than he looked.

Bare minimum 6'1" peak height.
Danimal says on 9/Jan/15
Shredo says on 8/Jan/15
Arnie is 68 years old, the man has lost some height with his age.

He still looks good though and keeps himself fit

He's lost far more than the average 67 year old will have lost (about 1").
Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" says on 9/Jan/15
@Junior If he didn't accomplish what he accomplished, however, it wouldn't have been as big of a deal if he fibbed about his height or not to others. I do agree that it's irrelevant on a celebheights pages though.
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 9/Jan/15
Yeah I can live with 185-186cm for his peak. He for sure wasn´t under 185cm...

Rob if I remember right, you once said 6´1.5" could´ve been a round up in your eyes too.
[Editor Rob: always possible, for every guy who sits on 6ft 1 or 1.5 you have as many sitting on 1/8th 1/4 or 3/8ths mark, but I can see people rounding to nearest half inch.]
Ron B. says on 8/Jan/15
At least 6'.05" peak height. Anything below that is ludicrous.
Perfectly proportioned. He was taller than he looked.

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