Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone battled over the level of fat and body counts in their films.

The ‘Predator’ actor, 76, and his former rival Sly, 77, warred over everything from their earnings to their muscles and the size of the weapons they wielded in their films at the peak of their action movie pomp in the 1980s.

In an upcoming joint TV interview titled ‘TMZ Presents: Arnold and Sly: Rivals, Friends, Icons’, the ageing muscle-bound Hollywood veterans admit they are still unsure who had the bigger career.

A preview of the chat shows Arnold sitting alongside Sly saying: “We ended up kind of like, ‘Well, you killed 28 people in the movie; I killed 32.’”

Sylvester added: “I got to top that.”

Arnie later said: “He killed 80 people, so I had to kill 87 people.”

‘Rambo’ and ‘Rocky’ actor Sly added: “It was now the body count and then it was kind of, like, ‘Well, what was your body fat?’”

“I was down to seven per cent.”

Arnie added: “And then I said, ‘I was down to 10 per cent.’ So it became a competition with the body.”

The ‘Terminator’ star and former governor of California admitted he got jealous of the weapons Sylvester used on camera, from his ‘Rambo knife’ to the sub-machine guns he wielded in the ‘Rambo’ franchise – and admitted he soon demanded automatic guns that were just as huge.

Arnie went on: “And then he started using machine guns that were kind of, like, huge machine guns. I was running after him, he was not running after me.’

“So I said, when we did ‘Predator’… ‘I’ve got to have a bugger machine gun than Sly used in ‘Rambo’.

“So this is how it went.”

Arnie and Sly have since become pals, enjoying a decades-long friendship since they were arch-rivals in the ’80s.