Movie buffs, bodybuilding fans and the people of California have looked up to Arnold Schwarzenegger for over 40 years, and his exact height has always been of interest. The alpha male from Austria has captivated audiences with his strong Austrian accent and impeccable acting skills. Predator, The Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and Commando are some of the greatest hits of his career and are ingrained in the greatest memories of the audience. And when he stands beside the villains, they can often appear small because of his build. Take Terminator 2, for instance. Though the T-1000 was a scary entity that could easily squeal your soul out, Arnold still overwhelmed the T-1000 with his massive physique.
And if you think that Robert Patrick, alias the T-1000, looked small at 6ft, let’s compare Schwarzenegger’s height with other celebrities of his era, such as Sylvester Stallone – the bodybuilder, actor, director and producer from New York who took the showbiz by storm with his blockbuster film, Rocky. Now, by watching that film, you could easily guess that Stallone has got a considerable body. And if that’s what pops up in your mind, take a closer look when he’s standing next to Schwarzenegger.
In the 80s and 90s, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sly Stallone were considered the largest Hollywood action stars. In fact, it was these two men who changed the genre – action stars needed to be larger than life to be convincing. When you look at them standing together, you can easily spot who’s taller. At 6’2, Schwarzenegger is definitely taller than Sly Stallone. However, Sly Stallone only appears a couple of inches shorter than Arnold in this photo. That’s because Sly Stallone wears elevator shoes. Sly is usually 5’9, but in this photo, he looks close to 6ft.
Let’s compare another action star next to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Here’s a shot of Arnold standing with Hollywood superstar, Jason Statham.
Jason Statham is 5’10, and this photo is a good representation of their heights because he does look 4 inches shorter than Arnold Schwarzenegger.
How tall is Arnold Schwarzenegger?
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s real height has been a debatable topic for long. Quora, Facebook, Twitter – you name it. Fans from around the globe are pouring in a truckload of questions on social media and other platforms just to know how tall Arnold is.
If you put Arnold with other celebrities on a height comparison graph, you can quickly notice that he surpasses the majority – even those who are wearing high heels. Let’s take a look at the photograph below.
It’s easy to make out from the photograph that Arnold Schwarzenegger is the real deal. He has surpassed a lot of celebrities in terms of height and stands quite close to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson at 6’4.
This photograph of Dwayne Johnson standing beside Arnold Schwarzenegger depicts that Dwayne is indeed 2 inches taller than Arnold. Though Dwayne is slightly hunched, it doesn’t cloud the fact that he stands taller among the two gentlemen. Further, he looks a lot younger in this photograph, which means it was taken some time ago. So, if compared today, he might appear a lot bigger – both in size and height – than Arnold.
Though many have rumoured that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s real height isn’t 6’2 and that he’s actually 5’10 is untrue.
At the age of 72, Arnold probably isn’t quite 6’2 anymore, but he certainly was for most of his life. You only have to watch ‘Pumping Iron’ to realise that he is actually 188cm tall.
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-- Hussain Delhvi. Content Writer @ JENNEN Shoes.