‘Dwayne Johnson is bigger’: The $80m Hollywood star’s past comments could upset Arnold Schwarzenegger fans

Arnold Schwarzenegger is not a small man. The seven-time Mr. Olympia winner can give any bodybuilder a hard time with his massive physique and enviable muscularity. However, when there are other powerful men like Dwayne Johnson in the equation, fans may understandably wonder – who is the bulkier? Perhaps this adorable Hollywood star, who is friends with the “Austrian oak”, has given his verdict. Interestingly, Johnson is taller, he claimed!

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Danny DeVito, who starred opposite Schwarzenegger in “Twins,” reportedly once said in 2019 that Schwarzenegger was “smaller” than the “Rock” of wrestling. At the time, Johnson and DeVito were working with Kevin Hart on “Jumanji: The Next Level.”

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Why did DeVito call Johnson the greatest?

While in Mexico to promote the film, DeVito said, “I think Dwayne is bigger, you know? But they’re both packed with muscles. You can’t get more muscle in these frames. Fans might agree with DeVito’s assessment. Johnson recently posted a behind-the-scenes image on Instagram from his upcoming project, “Black Adam.”

Johnson, with his mantra, “The hardest worker in the gym”, devotes himself to his fitness regimen. Fans are now more than aware of the amount of effort the “people’s champion” puts into maintaining his rocky figure. The question now becomes, is DeVito right? Is Dwayne Johnson Bigger Than The Terminator Himself?

Dwayne Johnson vs. Schwarzenegger: Who wins in the end?

DeVito’s comparison may be unfair; After all, Schwarzenegger is 75 years old, while Johnson is only 50. However, both superstars have always maintained bulky physiques throughout their lives, which makes it easy to compare. Looking at Johnson’s current physique and Schwarzenegger’s physique at age 50, the answer seems amply clear that Johnson is up a mile. The ‘Brahma Bull’ has remained in top form since ‘Fast Five’ in 2011.

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However, the three count for the pinfall has yet to hit one, and Arnold still provides the strongest competition for the Rock in terms of muscle. The former Governor of California retired from bodybuilding in 1980 after his seventh and final Mr. Olympia victory, but he hasn’t stopped pumping iron yet. The ‘Oak of Austria’ still works out regularly for an hour and a half a day and maintains a strict diet and fitness routine.

circa 1966: Austrian-born bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger points a hand as he flexes his torso on Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

DeVito also elaborated on the two badass saying, “They’re both the sweetest guys you’d ever want to work with, so if you get the chance to work with a giant dude, do it.” Notably, it seems the Rock and the former Schwarzenegger never let their similarities as fitness enthusiasts-actors get in the way of their professionalism and charm. There are still a few lessons we can learn from these cultural icons, and this is one of them.

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Teresa E. Burton