How tall is Al Pacino ?

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Al Pacino's height is 5ft 5.5in (166 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 6in (168 cm)
American actor best known for playing Michael Corleone in The GodFather Trilogy, Tony Montana in Scarface and memorable roles in Carlito's Way, Heat, Glengarry Glen Ross, Scent of a Woman and Dog Day Afternoon. In the book Godfather Legacy, Harlan Lebo writes, "He wore lifts in other scenes", although another book 'A Life on the Wire' mentioned that Coppola's idea of putting Al in elevator shoes backfired, "You're walking like Donald Duck!", to which Pacino replied "Get these lifts out of my shoes and I may walk straighter."

Al Pacino is short
Al with Robert DeNiro
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Comment on the Height of Al Pacino

Gerry Blue said on 22/Jan/16
Just watched Devil's Advocate again, final scene, wide shot, he's wearing those huge heels and looks really tiny. I'm guessing he was more like 5.5 in 1997. Tremendous actor nontheless
John said on 26/Nov/15
Regardless of what his peak height was, he's always been a badass. I always associate him with the role he had in the iconic Scarface movie. You wouldn't care about someone's height if he had that personality.
mande2013 said on 2/Nov/15
Well 5'9 Chris O'Donnell had an easy three inches on him in Scent of a Woman, so perhaps not.
mande2013 said on 30/Oct/15
Rob, is there any chance of Pacino ever getting an upgrade to 5'7 peak rather than 5'6 like you did with Ringo and Bruno Ganz?
[Editor Rob: I'm not sure]
Will said on 12/Oct/15
Al Pacino is now 5'4". He was 5'5" in his former days.
cup1 said on 17/Aug/15
how is tall in scarface?
Sam said on 13/Aug/15
Would be interesting to see an early 70s photo with Pacino and Dustin Hoffman, Pacino did give a slightly taller impression I think.
Here's another pretty good photo of Pacino and De Niro, in younger years.
Click Here
JoeyS said on 21/Jul/15
Wha de Fok? A good acting talent. But as good as Big Rob? You do not need talent to succeed in film.
bandet said on 13/Jun/15
senor love daddy. Don't be so absurd please. He was easily 5ft6, even close to 5ft7 in his prime. 5ft2? Don't make me laugh. Really, I mean, Really.
senor love daddy said on 11/May/15
i worked at universal studios and saw al pacino in the 90's he is 5'2" at best!!! i never saw him before and was shocked how short he was, great booming voice and talent !!! One of the best all time !!!
184.3cm said on 26/Mar/15

Maybe because that was the whole point ? He is exactly what you don't expect from some all powerful being. I always saw him as 5'6 peak to be honest and 5'4 now.
onemo said on 25/Mar/15
He came to see a house we were selling in NYC about 20 years ago. I'm 5'4" and he was definitely no taller than me.
PLB said on 3/Mar/15
I remember when I saw 'The Devil's Advocate'. I wondered at the logic of the devil - who could appear as any person - choosing to appear as such a shorty. Wouldn't he want to be tall and handsome/

In any case Pacino seems to me to be no more than 5'2" or so. I just was looking at pictures of Pacino with Sidney Lumet. Lumet is clearly taller but he is listed at 5'5".
CDS said on 20/Feb/15
"The Godfather" producer, Robert Evans, described Pacino as "5'5" in lifts". He could've been exaggerating though.
Sam said on 7/Jan/15
If Pacino was uncomfortable in lifts, too bad he wasn't around recently. Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. could co-teach a course on the fine points of lift wearing.
Will said on 5/Jan/15
Pacino is 5'5" and consistently looked this height. I think he is 5'4" due to old age.
kcidrepus said on 27/Dec/14
I m 5' 7" and I've seen him about 3 time at the actors studio and he's my same height.
FlameBoy said on 19/Dec/14
kinda cool that arguably the 2 most Intimidating characters in Gangster films are both played by actors who are short and quite short.

Joe Pesci and Al Pacino
the shredder said on 10/Dec/14
Rob , does that quote at the top mean that he started to wear lifts in The Godfather but ending up taking them out ?
[Editor Rob: it seems that way, as I say, with lifts, unless you practice and wear them a lot you can walk funny.]
Powerhouse said on 10/Nov/14
I think there is a better chance Pacino was 5'5.5 peak and is a flat 5'5 nowadays or slightly less.
Dave said on 8/Nov/14
He was towered by everybody in scarface.. he made Steven Bauer look 6'4.
michaeljrocks said on 31/Oct/14
Hey Rob, I'm not sure how to share pics on your site, but if you do a searchc for pics of Pacino with 5,6 listed John Leguizamo, you will see that John has much more than half an inch on Al. One of these listings may be a little off....
Arthur said on 10/Oct/14
Al pacino maybe 5ft6 in his peak.
Nowadays its impossible.G has a picture with him and couple of inches taller than him.
Realist said on 5/Oct/14
Yeah weak 5'5 range. No way he looks above that with 5'7 Robin in Insomnia. I miss that guy so much, cant believe his gone. A few days ago opened his page here saw peak height 5'7, current height 5'6,the next day current height is gone. Very very depressing.
John said on 2/Oct/14
Peak Height 1.66m
Present Height 1.64m
147 lbs
JcKing said on 1/Oct/14
I think the reason for him being small is because he started smoking at like 9 years old! And I believe smoking can stunt your growth.
Mike said on 19/Aug/14
For those of you people who think Pacino is 5'7", get out. He is 5'5" max.
Sam said on 21/Jul/14
BTW, Rob, what would be your guess on the difference between Pacino and De Niro in that photo? Not even 2 inches I'd say...
[Editor Rob: maybe in the photo not quite 2 inches, but possibly a higher angle it might look 2]
jtm said on 21/Jul/14
he was shorter than barkin in sea of love. does anyone here want to talk about that?
Sam said on 21/Jul/14
Agreed that Pacino is great in the 70s but not over De Niro, De Niro was just about as good as screen acting ever gets in the 70s and early 80s IMO...I almost always identified with his characters despite their less than stellar behavior, he was as technically good as Day-Lewis is and as electrifying as Brando was but seemed edgier than both, like he was genuinely dangerous and unpredictable...key word WAS.

I like Pacino's more internal work in some like The Godfather and Scarecrow than his more shouty later stuff like Scent of a Woman or the quite silly Devil's Advocate...Dog Day Afternoon might be his best, mostly internal with showy bits but ones that never seem over the top. Height-wise, I always thought he could edge out Hoffman but not by much.
Dmeyer said on 20/Jul/14
Dosnt look under 5'6 above
Arch Stanton said on 19/Jul/14
Jtm, lighten up!!
Arch Stanton said on 19/Jul/14
@Sam, Yeah Tracy, Olivier, Freeman and Hoffman are also among my favourites. Olivier's performance in Sleuth was one of the best I've ever seen from a film actor. Day-Lewis for me though has had some staggeringly brilliant performances which I think make him stand above the others. Obviously Brando, Laurence Harvey, Robert Ryan, and many others were great actors too. Any of those we mentioned are in my top 10 anyway.
John said on 19/Jul/14
Pacino has never been near 5'7". He is 5'5".
jtm said on 18/Jul/14
can we please talk about hs height? he was shorter than ellen barkin in sea of love.
RisingForce said on 18/Jul/14
I don't have a list, but I've always thought Pacino was the better, more versatile actor than De Niro in his prime. Both have tailed off later in their career, though with Pacino overacting from the 90's on, and De Niro seeming to mail in a lot of performances, though as for later work, I thought Pacino was great in Donnie Brasco and Insomnia.
Sam said on 17/Jul/14
A lot of people would also mention Spencer Tracy, Laurence Olivier, Dustin Hoffman, etc. as all-time greats, although it's hard to dispute DDL and peak Robert De Niro being at or near the top all-time. Arch, I'm assuming your giving the edge to Day-Lewis due to De Niro's later work. Some people may have thrown in Gary Oldman, at least until last month, and Morgan Freeman.
RisingForce said on 17/Jul/14
Pacino was wearing heeled boots, though, possibly cowboy boots in Carlito's Way, iirc. Good movie, though and great actor. I don't think he's lost much height for his age so this listing is pretty good, but it wouldn't surprise me if 5'5.5" was even his peak height considering how small he could look in some movies even in the 70's, but he could also look close to 5'7" in some shoes.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jul/14
Agreed, Pacino is definitely in the top 5 greatest actors of all time! Top 5 greatest actors ever?

1. Daniel Day Lewis
2. Robert De Niro
3. Al Pacino
4. Jack Nicholson
5. Anthony Hopkins
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jul/14
Yeah about 2 inches shorter than Sean Penn in Carlito's Way. There's a scene in which he's stood by a group of spics and he's one of the tallest there LOL!
177cmGuy said on 15/Jul/14
At minimum I see Al Pacino at 165cm. He could have been close to 170cm at peak which is the height listed on his resume but to play it safe I'm assuming 167cm.
Sean73 said on 5/Jun/14
Top 5 actor of all time!To me he's a 7 foot giant!
Arch Stanton said on 1/May/14
Rob do you really think that any of the classics like Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Donnie Brasco, Insomnia and Scent of a Woman aren't worth mentioning?
[Editor Rob: I think they are all great, but sometimes I have to pick and choose mentioning.]
the shredder said on 30/Apr/14
Strong 5 '5 man peak 5'4.5 now
RisingForce said on 30/Apr/14
For reference, looking at listings for Pacino, it's surprising how few question his official 5'7" listing, though he's also gotten multiple 5'6" and 5'5" descriptions over the years, and there was one 1993 article that said he was shorter than the "5-7 propaganda" as they put it. When talking about casting for the Godfather, Robert Evans famously said "This kid Pacino's five-five and that's in heels."

He can look 5'6", but I've never been sold on it, especially due to how short he looked in the Godfather with a 5'9"-5'10" James Caan, a 5'8"-5'9" Brando and all 3 reportedly wearing lifts. Or this scene from The Devil's Advocate Click Here Look how short he still looks with 6'1" Keanu Reeves and check out his shoes around 0:19. Large heels, a pretty thick front and possibly lifts. Phenomenal actor, but 5'6" is the most I could ever see and it's possible he was never a full 5'6" and more 5'5" range, though I really think he's lost very little height for a man 74, much like Chuck Norris.
jD said on 1/Apr/14
I am 5'7" 3/4 barefoot. I stood face to face with him after the broadway play Shakespeare. I am a minimum of 4 inches taller than him.
Azad said on 8/Mar/14
165/166 cm MAX!
littlesue said on 28/Feb/14
No way was he ever near 5ft 3 in his prime, look at the Godfather when he is dancing face to face with Diane Keaton who is about 5ft 6.5, hardly any diference in height she wearing small heels, even if he was wearing a small lift the 3 inches would be noticibly diferent
James Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 23/Feb/14
Rob is Al Pacino a lift wearer he looks 2 inches shorter than robert deniro in this picture he looks 5ft 7in.
[Editor Rob: nowadays DeNiro is more a 5ft 8 guy, but at times pacino wearing lifts should never be discounted.]
Arch Stanton said on 3/Feb/14
Pacino definitely looked a good inch shorter than Robin Williams in Insomnia. Pretty good? He's one of the greatest film actors of all time!!
Arch Stanton said on 2/Feb/14
Hilary Swank looks 1.5-2 inches taller in Insomnia but I'm not sure what footwear she had on.
Mr. Kaplan said on 1/Feb/14
He was never taller than 5'5". Look at him near the end of 'The Godfather', when they are in the cemetery he can be seen standing next to Abe Vigoda (listed at 6' flat) and he is a full head shorter than him.
The Exorcist said on 26/Jan/14
Walks like a typical 5'5"/ 5'6" man.

Start the video at 2:16
Click Here
PLB said on 13/Jan/14
I've never met him - but how would I know. I was 6'4" until I fell off the cliff. I could have seen him on the street but just looked right over his itty-bitty head.

I have a good friend who is 5'4". He seems bigger in real life than that. On the stage however he is revealed at his true height. My friend Ross is a much better actor than Pacino of course. Pacino is not really an actor at all. He only plays one role - an over acting Mafiosi.

He was however pretty good in Donny Brasco. He always was by nature a supporting player who got lucky when cast in the 'Godfather'. He was a natural for the role of 'third man through the door'.
merrik said on 10/Jan/14
the listing seems pretty damn accurate

he always looks 5-6 or 5-7 range in his films
Spencer said on 9/Dec/13
I don't think a true 5'6. I think solid 5'5 at peak. 5'5.5
cojin said on 27/Nov/13
Iv'e met both of them. I worked on "heat" and side to side withpacino on "frank & johnny. Al is 5-6 and deniro 5-9. Pacino must have lifters in this photo.
the shredder said on 24/Nov/13
He looks 5'5
James Crowley Meridius said on 22/Nov/13
Rob he looks about 5ft 7.5in in that picture is he wearing lifts.
mande2013 said on 7/Nov/13
I was just watching Panic in Needle Park, and even 5'6 peak seems generous judging by his appearance in that film.
Hola said on 7/Nov/13
are you sure he stood 5'6 in his prime? I always saw him as a 5'5 guy.
Lebensdorf said on 6/Nov/13
I think he's about 5'4'' now, no more. I would say that 5'5.5'' was his peak. DeNiro was 5'7'' I think.
little sue said on 28/Oct/13
Thought he was awful in Scent of a Woman, over acting!! much preferred his understated performances from the 70's. Never over 5ft 6
Arch Stanton said on 24/Oct/13
I think his performance in Scent of a Woman currently has my vote anyway! I think 5'6" is definitely the most you could argue for him though.
jul said on 23/Oct/13
In this pic, he's the same height as DeNiro, but how can that be ? DeNiro is 5'8" and Pacino is 5'5" . Why doesn't anyone ever mention his movie "Serpico"? It got 4 stars and it was as good as any one of his other movies.
jul said on 23/Oct/13
In this pic, he's the same height as DeNiro, but how can that be ? DeNiro is 5'8" and Pacino is 5'5"
Arch Stanton said on 22/Oct/13
The early 1990s had an extreme number of great films didn't it, 1992 alone had at least half a dozen films which would be worthy Oscar winners.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Oct/13
Rob, what would you consider the best male acting performance ever in a film? His performance in Scent of a Woman in my opinion comes close. It was brilliant, he had the "blind asshole" colonel type nailed perfectly. Seeing him tango and drive a Ferrari blind was just extraordinary. Daniel Day Lewis's performance in My Left Foot and Dustin Hoffman's in Rain Man also come close I think.
[Editor Rob: I couldn't tell you off hand]
Arch Stanton said on 18/Oct/13
Looks 5'5" range in Serpico
Arch Stanton said on 13/Oct/13
Jonathan Pryce really looks about 7 inches taller in Glengarry. When he and Pryce speak up close they angle it so it only looks 4-5 inches but when the camera zooms out and shows them from a distance he's clearly got at least 6 inches on him, in fact it looks nearer 7-8. You have Pryce at 6' flat on here which is a little low for his peak IMO but that makes a full 5'6" dubious.
Powerhouse said on 29/Sep/13
If Pacino is 5'5.5 De Niro is no more than 5'7.5. Thats a 2 inch difference or slightly less.
Marco said on 30/Aug/13
@ Arch: Scent of a woman is one of my favorites too ! Visited NY in May and the Waldorf Astoria as well.. Hoooaaah.
Will said on 18/Aug/13
Pacino is probably about 5'5".
cole said on 31/Jul/13
Rob what do you think? If Al is 5'5.5, I'm really struggeling to see Robert DeNiro at more than 5'7.5.
[Editor Rob: deniro's at an age were he can look to struggle with 5ft 8, but maybe it's just a bit of old man posture that makes him look 172 at times]
Maor said on 29/Jun/13
He looked really short in Scarface even with them high heel boots on. He was probobly 5'6 during that movie.
Terry said on 18/Jun/13
I'm surprised he is this small, I expected him to be taller than what he is.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Jun/13
About 3 inches shorter than Andy Garcia in G III.
Mickavellian said on 8/Jun/13
I am 5'7" in a good hair day and stood next to Pacino outside Balthazars waiting for a cab for a good 15 minutes and although we were about the same height he was wearing a good 3 inch cuban heels , and his hair was incredibly thin. So we got lifts and a hair piece going there. He does limp but he is in great shape.
Arch Stanton said on 7/Jun/13
I've got the trilogy on DVD and watched part II the other day. He's one of the greatest actors I've ever seen, just look at his eyes in the Godfather films, deep, meaningful and dangerous, I can't think of anybody who could play his role in that and Scarface more effectively, he really is very believable as a mafia boss/drug lord.
Arch Stanton said on 23/May/13
Hehe, change seats then!
Arch Stanton said on 21/May/13
Don't know about you Rob but I get lost in her eyes Click Here ! Like an endless pool of whirling Options hot chocolate drink, she literally hypnotizes me!! Such a shame she got blown up hehe!
[Editor Rob: Simonetta Stefanelli is alluring, I have to watch when I search images though as sometimes since I work on laptop in bed Jenny can see my image searching ;)]
Arch Stanton said on 21/May/13
It would have been difficult for him to have worn lifts in the street scene in the Godfather. You could see he was wearing normal shoes in the Sicily scenes and also in the street scene with Diane Keaton, but I noticed they had her walking in a ditch and him further up on the road to make him look taller. But you could see with him walking through the hospital in particular that he was 5'6 max. I think even in the wedding scenes with the ridiculously hot Simonetta Stefanelli that they had him on higher ground to make the height difference look more, but I think she's about 5 ft 4 and shorter anyway, a wild guess though. I once went to the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy and saw the hottest woman I've ever seen in my life hop on the bus to Sorrento and she closely resembled Stefanelli, the sort of girl you'd fall in love with at first site!
Arch Stanton said on 21/May/13
Yes, a quite brilliant actor, one of the very best in my opinion. Scent of a Woman is very good too. Godfather II I'll watch tomorrow...
Arch Stanton said on 20/May/13
Rob you said about prompting you to update pages with films for actors which don't mention many or any, this one badly needs it. "US Actor, known for films such as The Godfather, Scarface, Scent of a Woman, Glengarry Glen Ross, and the Devil's Advocate.
[Editor Rob: yeah, a few more films listed, I think Glengarry is an excellent movie, I like Pacino in a lot of his stuff, top notch actor...well, up till maybe Insomnia, then a few dodgy ones after that.]
Arch Stanton said on 20/May/13
Looks around 5 ft 6 in the Godfather.
fingers said on 10/Apr/13
Just watching carlitos way and he is taller than all of them were they all migits back then ?
BRUTAL said on 8/Apr/13
Small man, massive talent.
Alex said on 10/Mar/13
@ PLB. If you're 6'4'' then how did Gregory Peck seemed small to you? They guy was a legit 6ft3.
PLB said on 9/Mar/13
I might 'tower' over Pacino. But I've never met him. I remember meeting Gregory Peck at Vegas a long time ago. He seemed so small in person.

One of my best friends is 5'4" - exactly a foot shorter than I am. Pacino doesn't look that tall to me. I'll go with Anonymous' estimate of 5'2".

My real objection isn't his stature but everything else. In "Righeous Kill" he played a street cop. He was seventy years old at the time and looked every day of it in spite of all the black hair dye. He was quite contained and effective in the Godfather films but more recently hasn't been so much an actor as an over-actor. He should take a page from Eastwood and age gracefully.
LG69 said on 8/Mar/13
@Shakesniper, you "towered over him" at 5'6"? I laugh when people use the word "towered" to describe a few inches difference. I mean if you were over 6 feet tall then you could say "I towered over him." Anyway, Pacino is no taller than 5'5" today.
Anonymous said on 22/Feb/13
Shakesniper is correct, He's about 5'2" without the lifts.
Paulie said on 18/Feb/13
Pat C- You're expertise in acting is as suspect as your judgement as to what equates to being a tough guy. Because you're not a tough guy, guys a foot shorter
than me in my neighborhood were absolutely fearless killers,it's a street instinct, that you know nothing about.
Shakesniper said on 11/Feb/13
I met Al Pacino in the late '80s in London after a play he was in. I'm a titch at 5'6", but I towered over him, maybe 5'2" or 5'3" at best. Nice guy though, got an autograph, and what they hey ho, a brilliant actor
Will said on 3/Jan/13
Hey Rob, would you say that Pacino is now just 5ft 4in tall due to shrinkage?
[Editor Rob: I doubt he's that low, he'll just add another inch of hair if he shrinks another inch anyway... ]
Height-Right said on 27/Dec/12
In the actionfilm Heat he seems to be around 5'7 (170 cm).
shrapnel said on 26/Dec/12
I saw him in Glengarry Glen Ross tonight. I would be surprised if he was 5'6" or 5'5". He was easily dwarfed on stage by everyone, including Richard Schiff (177cm). His stage presence easily made him a 6 footer.
Brad said on 12/Dec/12
5 feet 5 in '12.
Frankie Eyes said on 27/Oct/12
In The Ocean's 13 Premiere They All Stood Together With Equal Camera Angles, And Pacino Was At Least 5'6", Maybe His Peak Was 5'6.5".
Matt said on 23/Oct/12
Was definitely in the 5'6 ish range at his peak...Seems to be 5'5" ish now. He's gotten stockier as well which can make him look even shorter.
RisingForce said on 18/Oct/12
Well, Danimal, I'll agree that he can look 5-7ish, and you're not the only one who thinks he's that height, but I strongly believe he's about 5'8". The reason he looks shorter, in my opinion is his poor posture in recent years. If he was really about 5'7", I think he'd look 5'6" range a lot of the time with his posture. When his posture is decent, he looks more like 5'8" to me. I can buy a weak 5'8", but he looks like a guy on the low end of average, not legitimately short to me. When he was younger, I think he was right around 5'9", so about an inch loss at 69 would be normal.
RisingForce said on 14/Oct/12
Pacino and 5'8" De Niro in 2008 at the Righteous Kill premiere. Click Here Here's video. Click Here

Pacino still looks pretty much exactly 5'5" there. If he's under 5'5", it's barely, and if he was ever over 5'5", I doubt it was my much. I think he's just an example of a guy who didn't lose much height. I think some might think he has because there are more premiere pictures available today than the 70's and 80's, and I don't think Pacino wears at premieres, but he does wear lifts and heels in many movies, so I think many have the lifted Pacino in movies from the 70's and 80's in mind compared to the recent liftless Pacino at premieres.
The Exorcist said on 10/Oct/12
I think that 5'6" is right for his peak, but he looks about 5'5" nowadays.
RisingForce said on 28/Sep/12
Pacino still looks about 5'5" just like he always was. He's worn lifts and boots with big heels in countless movies and still rarely above 5'6". He wore lifts in the Godfather and was dwarfed by 5'10" max James Caan(though I heard Caan wore lifts in the movie too). His shoes were suspicious in And Justice For All and he still barely came past 6'3"-6'4" Craig T Nelson's shoulders. He had boots with big heels in Scarface, though he could pull off 5'7" in some scenes next to 6'1" Steven Bauer, but that's when you couldn't see their feet. He wore cowboy boots in Carlito's Way and was still shorter than 5'8" Sean Penn in slippers.

And finally, look at this scene from The Devil's Advocate. Click Here He only looks about 5'6" at best next to 6'1" keanu Reeves, but you see his shoes in this scene and he has massive heels.

I wouldn't bother with a peak height. I think he's about 5'5" like he's always been. If I gave a peak height and current it'd be 5'5.5" peak and 5'5" current, but I don't see a difference. It doesn't change the fact that Pacino is a living legend. He's made many classic movies, had many diverse roles that he played amazingly well and is the greatest actor ever to me. But probably never a full 5'6", and probably still not under 5'5" even today.
Silent d said on 23/Sep/12
He is quite small but he is one of the grestest actors ever. He just has that screen presence and charming personality. He did look short in scent of a woman and scarface. He looked 5 foot 5 in scent of a woman and about the same in scarface. Next to michelle pfieffer, he was about a couple of inches shorter. He doesn't look as short as joe pesci but he might be. I remember when he was doing a top ten list for david letterman a wile ago for righteous kill. Deniro was ten cm taller than him. I'm downgrading alpacino to 164cm.
Drew said on 23/Sep/12
He really does not look 168 cm in Scarface...He wears really big heeled shoes and still look short..I would say 165-66 PEAK
Howudoin\" said on 10/Sep/12 don't know what your talking about
MaskDeMasque said on 31/Aug/12
looked about 5'6 in godfather. brilliant actor, anyone who discriminates against his height is an idiot.
Voldemort said on 15/Aug/12
Looks 4 inches shorter than Jamie Foxx (5'9) in Any Given Sunday (13 years ago) so he's probably 5'4 flat now (since he is in his '70s.)
jtm said on 8/Aug/12
he was maybe 5'5.5 when he was younger.
make said on 29/Jul/12
In 'Insomnia' he looks at least 2 inches shorter then Robin Williams, who is listed at 5'6 and looks very much like this, so I guess 5'4 for Al Pacino would be closer to reality.
Will said on 7/Feb/12
Pacino is 5'5" and that's it. He ain't 5'7" barefoot, not even when Pacino was young. Putting him at 5'5 3/4" max would be considered quite generous.
Silent d said on 5/Feb/12
Dude said on 21/Jan/12
5'6" maximum.
glenn said on 14/Oct/07
he can look thats not that far off.
Danimal said on 14/Oct/07
Okay Shortie ;).
shortie said on 14/Oct/07
I am 5'2". I met Al in about 1979 once. He was not taller than 5'4".
Franco said on 13/Oct/07
in Dog's Day Afternoon he looked as short as 165 with shoes on (the part where he is on the street and standing while shouting).

he used to be 168cm for sure but not today, today he is lucky to be 165cm
marlon said on 7/Oct/07
He is certainly nor under 5ft 6. He looked an average height in scarface and in carlitos way. He may now be a touch shorter than when he was younger.
glenn said on 5/Oct/07
he would sign or pose,no problem.but had an attitude.a bit of a dick.saw him a few months back and he was great.different person.
Tommy Gunn said on 4/Oct/07
I've been looking over some of Pacino's movies the guy really is a legend and I really gotta agree that 5ft 6in is almost certainly his height, sure he can look that little bit shorter or even that little bit taller but can't we all?
joe said on 4/Oct/07
I agree with gin's opinions. He is clearly 5'6 dead on or a shade under. What was pacino like when you met him glenn?
Gin said on 26/Sep/07
Al clearly is 5'6, no doubt about that.I agree with glenn that he could look 5'8 as the max height. I saw him in Scarface and he really looked in a decent height. Apparently he was wearing lifts in that film, that's why he looks 5'8...Good actor, love his works just like how i love robert de niro's. I'm a big mafia movies fan. And i have to say that Al's portrayal of being D BOSS is a good showing that even below average height guys can rule.
glenn said on 4/Sep/07
in the street he can look 5-6,and a little time in lifts appeared 5-8.i read 5-7 for his tailor maybe he was once.not in the last 20 years.
derbi said on 3/Sep/07
glenn, what do you think is the tallest possible for al pacino?
marlon said on 30/Aug/07
Pacino looked a full 5ft 7 in the first 2 godfather films and in scarface. He looked even taller near 5ft 10 in carlitos way.
clint said on 4/Aug/07
He did not look short atall in carlitos way. But he could have worn a few inch lifts beneath his shoes. But i dont think he is under the 5ft 6 mark.
sonny said on 3/Aug/07
In his movies, Al controls the stage, alike a mere handful of other great actors/performers, and his height is really no issue at all. While the viewer becomes wrapped up in Al's characters, all thoughts of height or weight vanish. In many ways, Al stands as testimony to the age-old wisdom that it matters not if you are big or small, it's what you have inside that ultimately counts.
glenn said on 27/Jul/07
saw him last month. hadnt seen him in a decade.looked great.younger.
dits said on 26/Jul/07

He's an example not just for the shorter men out there, but even the taller ones. Never,NEVER has he let his height come in his way..Look at Godfather,where he plays the role of the all-powerful Don so well that whoever is in front of him just looks meek,even if he or she is taller.

And then see of my favorite movies. He just owns everyone in that movie. See Carlito's Way,or Heat, and you see how confident this man is; what an example to follow. I just wish he'd have aged better..
jackie said on 26/Jul/07
I saw a comment of George H. (waving to George!) on the Dustin Hoffman page about the height difference between Al Pacino and Warren Beatty in "Dick Tracy". It's quite hard to determine the real difference in heights, because they never really stand next to each other, and the scene you refer to where they are fighting, is shot from quite a distance. But you are definitely right that Warren simply dwarfes Al, and would have done so even if Al had stretched to full "height". Here's a collage of how Al and Warren relate to their co-stars in Dick Tracy, Madonna and Glenne Headly: Click Here Madonna was wearing massive platform shoes throughout most of the movie, Headly is listed in most publications as 5'7"-5'8" and is wearing 1-2 inch heels in her scenes.
I saw a short video film on a papparazi website once of Al and Warren leaving a restaurant together. Warren was a few feet ahead of Al, descending the steps before him. I counted four steps before he and Al looked the same height before the camera, but of course I don't know the height of each individual step plus Warren got closer to the camera with each step he descended while Al lingered a bit behind.....
derek said on 18/Jul/07
i think his short stature just makes him cooler, hes confident and it doesn't seem 2 bother him
George H. said on 18/Jul/07
Pacino and De Niro in 1977 Click Here Click Here
the shredder said on 7/Jul/07
Rob , can you give Pacino a peak height !!!!!!!!!!!!

[Editor Rob: he's likely lost 1/2 inch just going on averages, if anything he's missing a 5ft 5.5 current height]
Franco said on 6/Jul/07
Dog's Day Afternoon is one of the best movies to really see AL PACINO real height.
AL said on 26/Jun/07
He's pretty short... but have you seen his hands? They're pretty big for a man his size.
kiefer said on 25/Jun/07
Al could be 5ft 5 now but he could have been close to 5 foot 7 when he was younger.
Melvin said on 25/Jun/07
was 5ft 5 on television last week during the Tribute to Al Pacino
the shredder said on 25/Apr/07
Yea , Pacino was about 5'5 and 1/2 , 5'5 and 3/4 at his peak and about 5'4 maybe 5'5 now . He looks 5'6 with Glenn in cowboy boots ... on the movie Two for the Money he said in 1 scene that his father was 5 foot tall and he points to his nose ... LOL ... not 7 inches , more like 4 !!!!
JOSH said on 23/Apr/07
pacino was never 5ft 7 as he wore lifts in many films like the godfather where 5ft 8.75 brando and 5ft 10 caan towered on him and that was when he was wearing lifts in some scenes. I would say he was no more than 5ft 5 and a half. but he doesnt need to be tall as he will always be the greatest screen legend ofall time.
the shredder said on 15/Apr/07
Rob , how come you dn't give him a peak height ? ... Also , the peak height can't be 5'7 . Look at some still pics from the Godfather ! ... Altough they wear lifts , looking at the pics , If Pacino was 5'7 it would have made Brando 6'0 and Cann 6'2 (in lifts though ) ! ... sh!t , Pacino could have been 5'5 at peak ?
Anonymous said on 12/Apr/07
All the Godfather movies and others they always shoot him a certain angle. Some of the godfather scenes he is sitting down a lot. In his prime 5'5 all of the actress's he worked with are either 5'6 or shorter. Al wears the HEELS instead of the women.
the shredder said on 10/Apr/07
5'6 peak , 5'5 now ! ... Fair deal ! ... I can't see 5'7 peak ,more like weak 5'6 , or maybe 5'5.5 ! Just look at him next to Brando and Caan ! Does not look near 5'7 at all !
Anonymous said on 9/Apr/07
Al was a heavy smoker that is why is voice is shot. I just got done watching Godfather 2 he looked short compared to everyone else. But he is still number 1!
Mr. T said on 6/Apr/07
Smoking and general aging. His voice really makes his performances. Remember Heat?
Brad said on 4/Apr/07
5' 5" for decades. His voice is deeper now, don't know why. He couldn't do the "Scarface" game voice I'm told.
leonari said on 2/Apr/07
@Franco: Dude I see the same thing. 5'5" it is!!
Franco said on 1/Apr/07
@Leonari : i didnt say AL PACINO isn't the most amazing actor ever, but i really think he is 5'5 and that picture shows it, sure i know the suite looks make him look shorter and wider but the reality is still the same.

AL PACINO today is 5'5. :)
D. Ray Morton said on 27/Mar/07
You worked on "Sea Of Love?" Great movie.
leonari said on 27/Mar/07
franco: NOTHING happened to him! He isn't wearing lifts in that pic,wears a bad suit and his torso is much wider these days due to his age so he appears shorter than ever. I think this pic pretty much proves the 5'5" estimates that many see...maybe he was close to 5'6" in the Godfather (But I doubt it) but today he is a flat 5'5" guy and still a legend and one of the most amazing actors ever.
Alex R said on 26/Mar/07
Hey all.
I got the chance to work with Al back in the late 80's as an extra in the film "Sea of love" along with along with John Goodman. Standing next to both, in front of the camera, and off on 2 different days, I can say that Al is 5'5".
And that I know because thats how tall I am.
Franco said on 26/Mar/07
Click Here

I saw his latest 2007 movie called "88" and here's a screenshot...he looks 1.65cm with shoes! MY GOD he is super short, wtf happend to him?!

please look at it?
Franco said on 23/Mar/07
after reading here i pulled out my dvd or DOG DAY AFTERNOON.....

and the part where he is walking in the street screaming trying to get the crowd he looked so short i was wondering wtf is going on, he look as short as 5'1 !!!!! gotta be camera effect for sure.

if i gotta be honest, i saw him during the filming of MERCHANT OF VENICE here in ITALY and he had his usual formal dress and very obvious shoes (lifts!), my mom who is 5'6 was eye 2 eye with him when she went to ask for an autograph.

today ALPACINO is a weak 5'5 and he used to be a weak 5'6 in the early days.
there's nothing more to it, it is the truth, as such i consider the 5'6 given in this site correct. ;)
Anonymous said on 2/Mar/07
I've seen him on three seperate occasions, he goes to the same dentist as me. The last time I saw him was back in September of 2005 when I was 13 and 5'5", and he wasn't noticibly taller, I'd say 5'6" is about right.
AL said on 2/Mar/07
Pacino s proper height was probarbly just touching the 5ft 6 mark.
These days he could be a bit under that.
I ve also been told in the book he wore lifts in many films.
leonari said on 24/Feb/07
eah in godfather he wore lifts thatsa veryknown fact!!
Chris said on 24/Feb/07
He definitely looks 5' 6" in The Godfather films, nowadays a bit shorter.
Anthony said on 23/Feb/07
I highly doubt Al was ever over the 5'5 range. I can see him as a morning 5'6 in his prime, but after watching "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Heat" this week, he doesn't look over 5'5 to me. I can believe 5'4 nowadays.
the shredder said on 23/Feb/07
Yep tall guy ! Pacino was NEVER near 5 ft 7 ! 5'5 now , 5'6 ABSOLUTELY MAX
at peak ! Even De Niro said he was alot taller then him ! Why would a 5 ft 9ish guy say that about a 5'6 - 5'7 guy ??? Because Pacino is about 5'5 !
tall guy said on 21/Feb/07
this guy is quite short, but virtually no one admits to being shorter than 5-7 its like some kind of actor minimum, but he was certainly shorter maybe 5-5ish these days
G-unit said on 19/Jan/07
He looked great in carlito's way, he looked 5'8 in that movie. In godfather he looked like a 5'7 guy. Nowadays he looks like a 5'6 guy.
UNK said on 18/Jan/07
He looks about 5'4" in "Two for the money". His character makes references to him being short, and says that his movie dad was 5'0".

MacConaughey and Rene Russo tower him in ever scene.
UNK said on 10/Jan/07
I think he has always struggled with 5'6". A healthy man shouldn't lose more than .5-1" by Al's age. Women usually lose more height than men as they get old. I'm not saying men don't lose height but there shouldn't be significant height loss, unless you have a bone disease, before 75 yrs old or so.
Felix said on 10/Jan/07
McMurphy Al is easilly 0.5-1 inch shorter than Michelle.
anonymous said on 9/Jan/07
Al does not have good posture. Maybe in his prime but not now. He looks shorter than 5'6. It happens to the best of us as we get older.
McMurphy said on 9/Jan/07
In Scarface (1983) and Frankie and Johnny (1991) he looked about the same height as Michelle Pfeiffer who is 5'6 or so maybe he was about 5,6 at the time.
Glenn said on 5/Jan/07
I agree with Catherine,that he can look as short as 5-4.even if he was 5-6 in prime.
6'7-footer said on 4/Jan/07
Pacino's peak height was 5'6 1/2 (169cm), and there's no elevators in which he appears as an average height guy!
Catherine said on 31/Dec/06
Seeing Al in the street one time I am 5'4 I would say he is more like 5'4. That day no lifts.
Spence said on 5/Dec/06
He looks 5'6 in the Godfather films. 5'10 maybe 5'10 1/2 Caan looks to have 4 or 5 inches on him.
sleuth said on 4/Dec/06
5'7" is the minimum height that any actor will admit to unless he absolutely can't help it.
Franco said on 19/Oct/06
no doubts about the "massive" lifts LOL but i have the feeling they aren't as sophisticated as Tom Cruise ones hehehe, even with lifts he didn't reach mr. Glenn.

AL PACINO use lifts because he's short.......Tom Cruise use lifts not because he is short, but because he got an inferiority problem (besides the stupid media bombardments).

Al Pacino is bigger than life no matter how tall he is.
leonari said on 16/Oct/06
I also have the feeling that Pacino coul in fact be half an inch smaller than 168 cm...tiny frame and well proportioned makes him look taller. And lifts of course.
Franco said on 15/Oct/06
1.73 Gless in pic......Al Pacino with cowboy boots on and still shorter than Glenn. when i saw him he was about 1.68 stupid me didn't look at his shoes, effectively he does look short indeed upon looking carefully....5'5 is correct (without shoes). definetely.
Glenn said on 26/Sep/06
Shoes had chunky soles plus lifts inside.
Viper652 said on 25/Sep/06
Pacino looking 5-8? Thats hard to see.
Glenn said on 24/Sep/06
One weird time he was 5-8.weird looking casual shoes on.
Aj said on 22/Sep/06
5'6 would probley be right with shoes on. Im 5'11 and got the chance to see him in new york a while back. when i walked by him i was a good 5-6 inches taller. Without shoes he would probley be 5'5.
Glenn said on 21/Sep/06
I agree totally Aussie.
Aussie Bloke said on 20/Sep/06
OHHHH C'mon Americans. This guy is around the 5ft4 to 5ft5 mark, because in a recent interview in Australia he told the interviewer "I have been forced to wear lifts in 95% of movies I have been in, due to my obvious lack of height". This guy Is a legend, but he is a very short bloke; The man himself has told people this; BELIEVE HIM PEOPLE!!
Franco said on 17/Sep/06
1st post about my fave actor of all time and i can honestly say that 5'6 (168cm) is the exact height of AL Pacino, i read it in italian magazine and on spanish magazine (different magazines so i doubt they copied). good work for stating him 168CM! that's proper without shoes. ;)

oh i'm 27 years old and exactly 1.93cm, my whole family is blessed with height, my dad is 1.88cm, my sister is 1.75 and my mom is *drum rolls* 1.68cm (same as al pacino).

my grandpa was 1.92cm so i must've gotten his genes or so. girls love it :D
dmeyer said on 4/Sep/06
he looks 169 in that pic
Brad said on 24/Aug/06
Funny tale. Friend of mine saw a guy who was a dead ringer for Al with about 10 years more on him. We got some fake New York driver's license made for him and made him his "brother". We went to Vegas and took him with us. We got comped meals, shows, etc. It was great. This poor guy lived the Tony Montana just off the boat life and man we decked him in threads right out of "Scarface" and he was having people running up to him "Mr. Pacino" and living the life. We're gonna do it again when "Ocean's 13" films again next month there. Problem is, the guy doesn't have a phone.
Brad said on 16/Aug/06
6' 4" in my last year in high school. I was looking on top of him. Easy close to a foot. My father met him in '70 when he was V.P. of Playbill Magazine. Yes, 5' 5" is about right. Look below: 5' 5" is right. I hate my height. Repeat: HATE it. Give me a few inches less.
Danimal said on 15/Aug/06
Brad, how can you account for 11"??? Did you have a ruler? Things like this bother me, because people say, 14", 17", or in your case, 11". The human eye isn't a ruler. I just think you like to brag about your height Brad. You do it a lot on her. Get over it.
Brad said on 15/Aug/06
5' 5" at Mama Leone's in NYC in '74. Had him beat by 11 inches with ease.
leonari said on 22/Jul/06
I also think he is closer to the 5'5" mark. Especially nowadays...
Glenn said on 22/Jul/06
That I agree with you on Diva.more possible 5-5.
kevin said on 22/Jul/06
just watch serpico and you will realize that he is looking really tiny. 5ft 6 in at best. so nowadays hes mayby a bit under this mark.
LLdiva said on 22/Jul/06
No way. I stood next to him on line at a movie and he is no more than 5'4". I'm told he always wear lifts.
Joe said on 15/May/06
I think Glenn got it spot on. I'm this height too so it's cool that he's the same height as me for some reason. He does tend to wear lifts a lot as his height varies each film.
Nolifts81 said on 3/May/06
He is my favourite actor(With DeNiro and Gazzara). I think that Pacino is 167cm because in the movie "Donnie Brasco" he weared normal shoes with an exterior heel of 1.25 and Johnny Depp weared cowboy boots with 2 inches heels and Depp appeared exactly 4 inches taller than him.I think Johnny Depp is 175cm barefoot (5'9") +2 inches heel 180cm(5'11").I think Pacino is 167cm barefoot (5'5.75) and with 1.25 heel 170 (5'7").
Shaun said on 20/Apr/06
Pacino has never been any taller than 5'5". Look at the wedding picture of him standing next to 5'8.75" Brando and 5'9" James Caan they appear almost a head taller! Elevators can easily make a 5'5" guy 5'7" or 8.
Steven Ward said on 17/Apr/06
Now this guy actually does look between 5'6-5'7 to me.
lu.73 said on 16/Apr/06
al pacino is 175 cm? No 5'6. No 5'7'.Mybe 5'8.
leonari said on 16/Apr/06
yes pacino 5'8"...guys who have no clue abot heights should keep their ideas to themselves...Pacino is, was and will always be 5'6"!!!
Anonymous said on 15/Apr/06
al pacino is 5'8''

[Editor Rob: and michael j fox is 5ft 6? Did you see insomnia with robin williams...Pacino can look 5ft 8, but only if he asks Sly to borrow his shoes]
trueheight said on 3/Apr/06
c'mon, he was 5'6 in his prime, most ppl know that. Just watch Godfather w/ him besides brando who is about 4in taller in some scenes. And we all know Brando was no 5'10
Glenn said on 30/Mar/06
Sometimes you wonder.Ive seen him look 5-8 in shoes with a thick sole and I guess lifts.
Frank2 said on 29/Mar/06
5'5" with lifts! (Just kidding)
Glenn said on 29/Mar/06
Thank you Frank.finally someone backs me up.the best person to back me too
Frank2 said on 29/Mar/06
Pacino is about 5'5".
bismarck said on 27/Mar/06
I'd say he's around 5'6"1/2 or 5'7" because my aunt met him once and said he was not even an inch taller than her....she's 5'7" 5'8" with tennis shoes and she said he was wearing tennis shoes that day too,therefore, he's not past 5 feet 7 inches
Polska said on 26/Mar/06
Looking at Glenn's pic Al looks about 2 inches shorter. Just look at where their noses are in relation to each other, or their chins. Since their hair blends in with the background so much it's impossible to tell where the top of their heads are.

Also, considering Al was wearing large heeled shoes, we should subtract another inch from his height, at least half an inch. So his height has to be 5'5" or 5'5.5". I'd say he was 5'6" at his peek.
Glenn said on 6/Mar/06
Remember When The Made That Bust When They Were Money Laundering?
Mario said on 5/Mar/06
In wich scenes of Scarface did he look 5 ft 5?
He 4-5 inches shorter than F Murray Abraham en he comes above Steven bauer mouth...
Glenn said on 4/Mar/06
Certain Scenes In Scarface And Dog Day Afternoon Reflect My Theory Of 5-5.ive Seen Him Look 5-8 In Shoes,but Here He Big Heels.another Mystery.

[Editor Rob: in Godfather he looked shorter in some scenes compared to others, a result of which is usually lift-related]
Editor Rob said on 4/Mar/06
In Edward De Leo's book, "Al and Me" he said: "Al was short, about 5ft 7...he worried out loud to me that his height might negatively affect his acting career"
Glenn said on 4/Mar/06
He Is 5-4 or 5-5.
Mario said on 13/Feb/06
I dunno, a 5 ft 7 friend of my says that he was eye in eye with Pacino, this was 5/6 years ago...
To me he always has looked 5 ft 6 to 5 ft 7.

I believe that he appears barefoot with Ellen Barkin in Sea of Love and that they look the same height. If get the dvd i will post some pics here.
trueheight said on 12/Feb/06
So your saying he was 5-6 in his prime? seems more like 5-7 in Godfather and Dog Day
Mario said on 11/Feb/06
Glenn 5 ft 8 + 1 inch of Glenn's shoes = 5 ft 9 (I suppose that Glenn did wear shoes)
Pacino 5 ft 6 + 2 inch of his boots = 5 ft 8.

In Scarface he did look 5 ft 7 next to 6 ft 1.25 Steven Bauer, 6 ft Murray Abraham and 5 ft 10 Robert Loggia. His shoes don't looked suspectious to me.

True that there are some pictures in wich he looks 5 inches shorter than Brando, but pictures can be confusing. James Caan did wear lifts in The Godfather because his character was decribed as a "Tall 6 ft sicilian".
tgri said on 10/Feb/06
i would not be socked if al pacnio was only 5'4 barefoot .in this photo next to glenn he looks 5'5.5-5'6 max in cowboy boots .if you watch scarface hes lucky to reach 5'7 in platfroms . also if you look at pics from the godfather he is clearly 5 'to 6' inches shorter then 5'10 marlon brando. he could have been taller at his peak , but i can say that he could be only a 5'4 man .
Chowbell said on 20/Jan/06
According to Robert Evans in
"The Kid Stays in the Picture," Pacino is five-five with heels on which is why they cast a shorter actor, James Caan, for "The Godfather" and not the taller
Carmine Caridi.
JUSTMATT said on 1/Jan/06
Looking Gleen photo and considering Pacino was in boots I think he is 165 cm.
CelebHeights Editor said on 1/Jan/06
I've added a pic at top of this page of Glenn with Pacino. It was from the Carlito Way set and Pacino has big heeled boots.
Mario Nariano said on 30/Oct/05
A friend of my meeted him some years ago in New York while he was filming Poeple I know. My friend said that he was eye in eye with Pacino and my friend is 5 ft 7.
Ziyad Bizri said on 1/Sep/05
Thats not true guys.. AL is about 170cm i met him in New jersey 5 years ago... i passed beside him and noticed that hes 1 or 2 centimeters higher than i am .. im 168cm.
ACK said on 20/Jul/05
No way 5' 6''. Nowadays 165 cm at most! Such a tiny guy is a huge actor!! It really doesn't matter his height.
Mr Klaus said on 4/Jul/05
I agree with 5'6" listening, I meeted Pacino two years ago at the Insomnia premiere and he looked 167/ 168 CM. It's possible that he was 5'7" at his peak.

Pacino whore lifts in some scenes, in the scene in wich he kissed 6 ft John Cazale and in the most scenes with 5'8" Diane Keaton.
leonari said on 3/Jul/05
Rob the guy was never near 5'7"...just watch the old movies..And it's known that in Godfather he wore lifts. At his peak he was 5'6" no smaller...But still the best actor of all time!
MHouillon said on 19/Jun/05
Al Pacino is 5'6" 168cm.
db said on 11/Apr/05
Pacino is such a great actor he makes himself much bigger than he really is. 5'6" is what he can reach while playing roles like Scent of Woman or Dog Day. Off screen at home after taking a crap while standing in his robe waiting for the coffee to brew he is actually 5' even. This then is a compliment to him for who else but the great Al Pacino could add a half a foot to his height merely through acting?
King13 said on 26/Mar/05
I met Al Pacino after watching his play 2yrs ago or so in NYC (Salome). He's no taller than 5'4"
Mr. R said on 10/Mar/05
When I saw him years ago in New York filming "And Justice For All", he walked past me, and I would say then he was 5'6", but he may be a little shorter now.

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