“Way Shorter Than You’d Have Thought”: Arnold Schwarzenegger Looking Tiny Next to Andre the Giant and Wilt Chamberlain. Sparks Debate Between Fans Over His ‘Mystery’ Height

Published 08/30/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

The Austrian-American actor, businessman, film producer, and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger is a man of many credits. From starting bodybuilding at fourteen to eventually winning seven Mr. Olympia titles, “The Running Man” never failed to impress. Even at 75, “Arnie” keeps achieving feats that many of his contemporaries fail.

People say to set heights more than what you see around. Arnold did the same! Undoubtedly, his height of achievements stands tall, but it’s Arnold’s real height that sometimes takes the attention away.


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Is Arnold Schwarzenegger really that tall?

Arnold’s fans always appreciate his hard work and dedication. A man of indomitable spirit, Arnold never shies away from trying new things.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – OCTOBER 21: Arnold Schwarzenegger attends the Press Conference & Red Carpet Event of “Terminator Dark Fate” in Seoul at IFC Mall on October 21, 2019, in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images)

For the past 45 years, Arnold’s height has been one of the most contentious topics, resulting in countless debates. Does he truly stand at 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm), as he once claimed?


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Raising doubt on Arnold’s real height, one fan commented, “I always do a doubletake when I see photos of Arnold Schwarzenegger looking like an 8-year-old child when standing between Wilt Chamberlain and Andre, the Giant on the Conan the Destroyer set.”

Well, there are some interesting takes. Sparking a discussion, fans step up on Twitter to share their insights on Arnold’s actual height. Recounting an old encounter, one fan confessed how his friend’s mum said he was “way shorter than you’d have thought.”

The opinions contradict, while some say that he is a “six-footer” and has the built of an “oak tree.”

Another Arnold fan stepped in to share his experience.

Countering the 5’10” argument, one fan was quick to draw his height comparison with Hollywood superstar Stallone. Substantiating his take, the fan was quick to point out that Arnold is “significantly taller.”


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Tall or short? Does that really matter? Given that Arnie’s physique has been among the best bodies in town. And his achievements are countless. Compared to his real feats, Arnold’s real height is indeed “tiny.”


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A health freak, Arnold is regularly seen hitting the gym with his sons. Furthermore, he is busy preparing for his next Netflix venture.



Mubhaswara Ahamed

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Mubhaswara Ahamed is a US Sports Author for EssentiallySports. Having completed a graduate degree in English Literature from Calcutta University, Mubhaswara was introduced to the world of sports by her father. She has always had a passion for different games and believes the traits of teamwork, passion, and dedication are what one can learn from sports.

Edited By: Simar Singh Wadhwa