Al Pacino's Height
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, Serpico 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 was short, about 5ft 7...he worried out loud to me that his height might negatively affect his acting career.
- Al and Me (Edward De Leo)
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Average Guess (19 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 5.64in (166.7cm)
Current: 5ft 4.96in (165cm)
mister_lennon said on 2/Jan/17
Morris said on 1/Jan/17
155-162 cm max.
Johnny said on 1/Jan/17
@Rob I don't want to insult you or any other visitor.....but I cannot help myself.....the word 'nanga' in hindi means naked!! And NangaParbat means naked mountain....it is a mountain in the Himalayan Range....
Dr Strangelove said on 28/Dec/16
I think Pacino was closer to 5'5 than 5'6 even in his youth. A decent 5'6er wearing lifts would have no problem getting close to an average look. He always looks short. My money is on 5'5.25 inch max.
Sandy Cowell said on 26/Dec/16
@ Alex J - It must have been fantastic to have worked with Al Pacino! I really enjoyed the film 'Sea of Love' and I own a copy.
But what sort of stinkers cut out the bit-part of a young, excitable fellow? I think that was a thoroughly rotten thing to do to you! You must have copped the impression that the big, bad adult world really sucks!
I wonder if you could find it on the 'extras' of a DVD or Bluray. It's unlikely, but not impossible!
Alex J. said on 6/Dec/16
Hi All. I worked with Al Pacino in the movie Sea of Love, and had a bit speaking role that was cut. That movie I believe was filmed around 1988-1989, and I was 18-19 years old. The scene called for him and John Goodman to come up to me and ask me, as I'm riding a skateboard about a certain place or person, and in between takes, we would both be standing face to face. I have always been 5'6", and that is about how tall he seemed to me. Everything framed up perfectly, his eyes matched mine, his chin, top of his head, etc. Unless he was wearing lifts, I'd say he certainly is 5'5 to 5'6 tops!!
said on 6/Dec/16
Hey Rob :) curious quotation abovementioned "Get these lifts out of my shoes and I may walk straighter."
You know it happened to me as well and I would like your opinion. I used to be a lift wearer since I was 15 (now I'm in the middle of 20s) but it's been a couple of months since I gave up in using any kind of lifts. The last lifts I was using were about 1cm and half of some branded insoles but the problem was that even if they were designed for comfort (sport or work) after wearing the shoes for some hours I started to feel pain in some part of my legs and lower back as the insoles (and any other kind of lifts) creates an excessive anterior pelvic tilt. So I put them off and I just use a very thin insoles taken from a pair of nike because they are soft and good feeling and..I started to walk very straight and talk, feeling comfy in position feet on the ground..incredible Rob..I thought I would have felt the difference in height but not! I really walk straight and I feel as tall (or more) as I had still my lifts..howthis is possible? Thank you for your time and patience! Greets from Italy !!
Editor Rob: Nanga, a small difference in footwear sometimes won't be that noticeable.
Maybe you just have a more comfy setup and can confidently walk tall.
Lifts aren't for everybody, in fact the percentage of men who wear them is still quite tiny.
heightmaster said on 29/Nov/16
Wow. I knew he was short, but it's hard to take him seriously now at 5'5.5. I used to think he was around 5'7", back then he was my favorite actor, but I now feel somewhat betrayed by him, as if he's been living a lie.
Josh Jeffords said on 17/Nov/16
Sounds right on to me he was short and wore lifts could look 5 7 with.
That makes him 5 5 to 5 6 after the 70s godfather should not be used everyone including caters wore em.
Watch him in scarface close to barefoot looked 5 5 in 80s.
I don't think it hurt his career much he is loved and done lots.
He was getting smaller by insomnia maybe under 5 5 but lots if boots in fake alaska.
I disagree on weight he was all over the place could look 140 or 120 in early days up to a solid 160 later.
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Nov/16
One enormous icon of Hollywood is Al Pacono! If he is in a film, it is a mark of recommendation. I think I have at least 17 of his films, including all of the above. I have never been disappointed yet!
I've always known he was 5ft6. I must have found out from a film of his but the fact that he is below average height does not distract from his magnificent screen presence! He is also a very attractive man to the opposite sex! He has that extra bit of 'je ne sais quoi', that 'quark, strangeness and charm' that Hawkwind sang about!
I read in the notes just now that he often wore lifts in his roles! Whatever....it bothers me not! He's only lost half an inch, so good on him for that!
He is one of the best actors ever and can portray any emotion - I loved him in 'Donnie Brasco!'
I raise my glass to you Al - a living legend if ever there was one!
said on 1/Aug/16
Rob, What would you guess his weight to be in his prime? 150 lb or less?
Editor Rob: not that heavy, I doubt over 140.
Jings Chen said on 14/Jul/16
Al is one of the greast actors ever; his excellency in talent, sincere and typical Italian straight character and 200% professionism in art; not matter how tall he is, he's a real giant!
5'6.5 Indiana jones guy said on 13/Jul/16
Jings Chen what?He's 76 and at 76, from 5'6 He's gotta be 5'5 at least so that would make Hoffman 5'3.5-5'6.5..
Also dude,If Al was 5'6.5 in prime and 5'5.5 now that would make Ted Kramer 5'5.5 and that dude is almost 80 and at 80, he's gotta be at least 5'5 and 5'5.5 peak so that would be normal for both to be at least 5'5 now.
So Rob is it possible that today Pacino and Hoffman are 5'5?
Jings Chen said on 12/Jul/16
Al is a superstar and he's a 166 cm giant.
said on 14/Jun/16
Rob, surely Serpico counts as one of his most celebrated performances?
Editor Rob: yes it would be in one of his top 10 performances for sure.
arthur keeler said on 14/Jun/16
I spoke to a very friendly Al Pacino outside the Actor's studio some years ago: There is no way he's 5:7". I'd guess 5'5 max. I wrote this before reading any of the comments below and am happy to see that the majority agree with my assessment.
5'6 Aravind said on 30/May/16
Fake height:5'6(168 cm)
Real height:5'5(165 cm)
Even,I also think his peak height was 168 cm 40 years ago and now 166 cm now.
Ewser-X said on 25/Apr/16
A short man, but a GIANT actor!!
Aravind said on 18/Apr/16
At bed:1.65 m
Out of bed:1.66 m
Lmeister said on 14/Apr/16
I think his peak height was 169cm and nowadays 166cm.
mande2013 said on 13/Apr/16
I can't buy Pacino as only 5'5 peak, unless his "presence" has something to do with it.
John said on 9/Apr/16
5ft 5 is more accurate from scarface movies net to 5ft 10s and near 6ft characters
Pitch_Fork said on 10/Mar/16
5'5''-5'5.5'' in his prime days (just watch The Panic in Needle Park).
Now sub 5'4''
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.
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?
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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
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.
said on 26/Jan/14
Walks like a typical 5'5"/ 5'6" man.
Start the video at 2:16
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.
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".
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!
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...
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
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.
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.
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
PatB...you 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.)
the shredder said on 9/Aug/12
Just because the average man losses that much does not man EVERY ... Average height for a man is 5'9 , so is every man 5'9 ?
said on 9/Aug/12
Rob, he's 72 years old. I'm sure he's lost more than only .5". The average 70 year old man will have lost 1 1/4" by that age. Why is he the exception?
[Editor Rob: the shorter the spine the less than average height lost, but Al makes up for any height loss with ever increasing hair height ;)]
jtm said on 8/Aug/12
he was maybe 5'5.5 when he was younger.
the shredder said on 8/Aug/12
I said LOOKED 5'7 and I'm talking about Scareface where he had 2 or 3 " heels ... I hear that in one of his bio books he claims 5'7 ... BS , Brando and cast ate that claim !
Hob said on 7/Aug/12
silly. he had never been 5'7 since young. probably 5'5 at peak and 5'4 nowadays.
the shredder said on 5/Aug/12
Watched Scarface today , Looked 5'7 but had heels on .
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
Vuong said on 28/Dec/11
@Josh: you mean a semigod? I totally agree :)
Josh said on 28/Dec/11
I don't care, he is a half god, no matter the height, no matter the weight
Dave said on 10/Dec/11
I heard that he started to drink at the AGE OF 9 , and also started smoking at 13 , 1 year before puberty, that maybe has made him not reach his full growth potential. I think he could be dead on 5'5 nowadays and 5'6 peak
SIlent d said on 30/Nov/11
Does he have size 11 feet josh? If joe pesci is listed as 5 foot 4 then al pacino is 166cm. He looks that height in jack and jill with adam sandler. One of the best actors of all time.
josh said on 18/Nov/11
he may be short but ill say this i saw his foot print on the walk of fame..the man has big ass feet ..soo maybe wat he lacks in height hes got in his pants HA
LovinAlPacino said on 9/Nov/11
More height could add nothing - he has it all!
Malcolm said on 6/Nov/11
Peak Height: 5'6.5"
Present Height: 5'6"
thebad7 said on 31/Oct/11
No doubt about it: he's short, but that doesn't take away from his ability. He's a charismatic, intense performer. His greatest achievement in cinema is as Lieutenant Vincent Hanna in Michael Mann's 1995 masterpiece, HEAT--THE GODFATHER films are overrated. Rob, you've got Pacino's measurements perfectly.
Today in 2011 at 71: 5'5" - 5'5 1/2"
jake, 1.82 m
said on 27/Oct/11
Rob could he be as low as 5ft 5in today or is that too low?
[Editor Rob: it's not impossible, I would say today somewhere in 5ft 5 range is probable]
LAN Jiao said on 26/Oct/11
uncle al-pachino is 164cm. even lower at 163.5cm before bed.
Ambience said on 20/Oct/11
About 1,68-1,72 cm.
said on 19/Oct/11
Rob , if we go with 168cm for Al then what height is James Cann and Brando Pulling off ... btw , is the HAT making Pacino look shorter because of the eyes ?
[Editor Rob: he looks 5ft 9 range in that photo and caan another good inch more than that.]
said on 18/Oct/11
Rob , is this real height chart real ... Click Here
[Editor Rob: it's from worth1000 entry, a photoshop contest type site, I don't know about the original.]
said on 17/Oct/11
Rob , do you think more 5'5.75 peak ?
[Editor Rob: I don't know, I think near 5ft 6 is fine for him, he's had some big hair in movies last few years]
leonari said on 17/Oct/11
Al lost height. Rob: Please give him a peak and actual height. Thanks
said on 14/Oct/11
Rob , look here ... Does that look like 5'6 next to 5'8.75 ... even without the hat ? ... Click Here
[Editor Rob: I don't know about the floor there, brando could be gaining something extra]
Thom said on 12/Oct/11
Let's not forget he's 71, it's perfectly common for people to lose up to 2 inches by the time they're 60. I think he looks about 5"7 in most of the films from the 70s, and I wouldn't be surprised if he's just under 5"6 today.
the shredder said on 9/Oct/11
Look at him with Cann and Brando and say thats a 5'7 peak ... 5'5.75 or so .
LD said on 7/Oct/11
I'm around 5'5-5'6 and he looks about my height. My best friend is 5'7 and I swear Al Pacino doesn't look the same height at all, so it always boggled me how sites listed him at 5'7.
Phil said on 3/Oct/11
"He's been too small for almost every role he's played"
Pacino is short and there is no way around that, but he is a charismatic and good-looking guy. He is not a goofy looking tall guy.
PatBisStupid said on 3/Oct/11
PatB.... if you think he's a one note actor, you obviously haven't seen The Merchant of Venice or You Don't know Jack. Watch all the mans work before you make stupid comments. The guys a legend for a reason.
Phil said on 30/Sep/11
I'm a huge Pacino fan. I just think he is a 5 foot 4 and a half or 5 foot 5 guy.
I don't think he is 5 foot 6
Will said on 29/Sep/11
Al Pacino stands 5-5 tall.
Sam said on 28/Sep/11
Speaking as a 6'5" movie fan, I disagree that (what you seem to be saying) an actors' stature has any bearing on their acting talent or presence. Pacino in the 70s gave several great performances: Serpico, The Godfathers, Dog Day Afternoon, or even more recent films like Glengarry Glen Ross, no one else could have done those roles as well...I'd only agree that in Scarecrow he was miscast. The only Pacino scene where his diminutive size actually put me off a scene was in Heat when he beat up the much more strapping Henry Rollins character.
PatB said on 27/Sep/11
I'm sorry that my remerks about Pacino upset some others, but Pacino is not a very good actor and a lot of that preceeds directly from his height - or lack thereof.
Wallace Shawn is tall enough for the parts he plays. So is Danny DeVito. So is The Rock and so was John Wayne. The problem is that Pacino usually plays tough guys and he looks ridiculous. He was much better in Donnie Brasco where he played an underling. But in Heat and Rightous Kill he plays a lead character whereas he's a natural sidekick.
Pacino became famous in the Godfather films. Remember in that plot he is considered not to be a full blown mobster at first. He's the sweet little kid protected by the large scary mobsters. Then he volunteers to kill Sollozzo. Everyone is amazed. That's the drama. The smallest and youngest of the sons turns out to be the toughest and smartest son and ultimately his father's sucessor. Pacino was nearly perfect for that role and that plot. But alas he's much less than perfect for most other movie roles because of his size. He's a tiny, slight guy and now he's a tiny, slight and old guy.
Watch him in Heat. He chews up the scenery. He's playing the leader of an elite police squad made up of normal size cops. He compensates by continuously overacting. No character in that film refers to him as stumpy, or shorty. They act as if he were a normal size cop. Big city street cops used to have to be six feet tall. A cop his age and his size would be remarked upon by his peers.
Pacino cannot play comedy. He was embarassing in Scarecrow, not funny. He can't play drawing room, or board room either, much less musicals. He has been typecast as an ethnic criminal (or cop) and almost all of his famous roles are within that narrow compass. Even that other short actor who was also typecast as a gangster - James Cagney - had some physicality. If Pacino hit you he looks like he'd break his hand.
Pacino shot to fame playing a small civilized guy who improbably becomes a mob leader. He's been too small for almost every role he's played since.
LUCOSO said on 14/Sep/11
this guy is the proof that even short a guy can be really cool
lorne said on 13/Sep/11
DJ says on 11/Sep/11
5'6" peak. 5'4" nowadays.
Your telling me he's lost 2 inches at age 70!?!
The man was 5ft5 at peak, end of story.5ft5.5in MAX.He was never 5'6 without lifts, except maybe, just maybe when he first got out of bed
DJ said on 11/Sep/11
5'6" peak. 5'4" nowadays.
Cwhig said on 4/Sep/11
I'm 5'5". Saw Al Pacino arrive at the theater for a play and he was at least an inch, probably two, under me. Incredibly charming, btw.
Andy said on 27/Aug/11
I saw Pacino at my work 2001. He walked right by me - he was dressed all in black and he had shoes/boots with a "heel" on them. What surprised me is that he was really petite. I swear he could of not been over 5'4
the shredder said on 17/Aug/11
Duvall is hard to pin down ... He looked tall in The godfather for some reason though lol ... I can buy 5'9 though ... Yes Lorne , We should go to New York to get married and Rob can be best man LOL JK !
the shredder said on 16/Aug/11
Sorry guys but Duvall was most likely 5'10 ... Al Pacino imo was about 5'5 in The Godfather ... If not then Brando had monsters on and Cann even bigger monsters
Phil said on 14/Aug/11
Al Pacino is the best. I think he is 5 foot 5.
tell-em said on 13/Aug/11
i dunno about a strong 5'9" peak for duvall. 5'9" flat peak for him makes more sense. he wasn't any taller than robert de niro in TRUE CONFESSIONS and he looked around 5'8" next to ray liotta in JOHN Q. he obviously lost height at that point, but he was 70 and i doubt he lost 1 inch at that point.
the shredder said on 6/Aug/11
Exactly lorne , He was 5'5 in The Godfather ... Brando had an easy 4 " on him .
5'8.76785 said on 6/Aug/11
He has to be 5'5, because even if Duvall and Caan were wearing lifts, Pacino looked so much shorter than both of them. Caan looked like a giant next to him, Pacino barely reached above the tip of his nose. Still, we all knew he was really short anyways, yet he's one of the best actors who ever lived, and probably the one with the most iconic performances in cinema history. How come he only makes 11 million $ per movie, while talented unknown hobos can take 15+ million $???
tell-em said on 4/Aug/11
lorne: you are aware that duvall, caan and brando also wore lifts right? did u see their shoes aswell? i did, and they all had on lifts. pacino was 5'6" peak or real close to it.
linzo. said on 1/Aug/11
At PatB, in the book Sonny is described as being just under 6ft, making James Caan not far off the mark.
I don't care what height Al is, I still think he's very good looking!
Christian said on 29/Jul/11
Hey Rob, didn´t you use to have Al listed as 5'4½'' before? Or was it 5'5½''?
Legend said on 24/Jul/11
He's 5'5 and taller Dustin Hoffman. That means since Dustin Hoffman is 5'4 range then Tom Cruise is 5'7 max like I always knew.
LG69 said on 7/Jul/11
5'6" absolute at his peak.
ArjunaKorale said on 1/Jul/11
The guy who said Pacino is around 5ft 8inches (I think his name is Azza) is COMPLETELY DERANGED!!! He is another of these sad people who believe that their heroes need to be tall or of at least average height. Pacino is an ALL TIME GREAT ACTOR & he is SHORT (between 5ft 5 & 5ft 6)! Nothing u say or do can change that!
tell-em said on 27/Jun/11
lol 5'8" midget size. azza. what planet are yo from?
the shredder said on 26/Jun/11
Azza says on 25/Jun/11
Al Pacino definetly could have been 5'8 at peak straight out of bed/in the morning. 5'8 isn't impossible and is still very very short. 173cm is midget
LOL in that case Brando pulled off looking 6'1 .
SL9 said on 26/Jun/11
173cm is not "midget" it is average height in most of Europe and the rest of the world.
the shredder said on 25/Jun/11
I know Ill get comments at me ... IMO even in The Godfather I think he was like 5'5 ... He looked too short next to average height men Like Brando and Cann . Brando was measured 5'8 and 3/4 at 17 , He had 5 " on Al Pacino .
ArjunaKorale said on 24/Jun/11
Many years ago (1990s!) in an interview I read that he was 5ft 5.5inches tall and the magazine said that he was a half inch taller than Dustin Hoffman who was himself listed as 5ft 5inches. But sadly, I don't know how accurate the magazine was!
Haters said on 20/Jun/11
"Men measure from toe to head and God measures form head to sky"... obviously Al Pacino measurement is from head to sky...therefore all you knuckleheads are
Christine said on 17/Jun/11
I saw Al in between takes while shooting a movie. He had on lifts even with the lifts he looked like he was around 5'7 but he had lifts on. So I would say 5'5 now and if you notice all the leading ladies are not any taller than 5'4 except michelle and she had to stand against the wall when they were together.
Will said on 13/Jun/11
Al Pacino is 5'5". End of story people.
Ken Kaniff said on 13/Jun/11
he was more than 4 inches shorter than 5'9" James Cann . 5'6" MAX as peak
5'5" now a days
the shredder said on 9/Jun/11
He is short , 5'5.5 when he was younger ... Him next to the Godfather co-stars
Gus said on 25/May/11
Pacino was a weak 5'6 at peak,probably 5'5.5 today,maybe a touch less.
Sam said on 25/May/11
Rob, would you consider listing the 5'6" peak height/5'5" current height figure?
David said on 19/May/11
He doesn't seem to have lost much height. Probably half an inch, no more. I'd say 5'5.5 in his peak and 5'5 now.
Quan said on 8/May/11
Alex says on 28/Mar/11
He is 5 foot 7 inches.
End of discussion.
Just type it into google and it comes up in bold.
Yea bro, you realize that is a GUESS based on what other websites list right?
SILKMAN said on 5/May/11
He looks very short in Carlito's Way compared to all others in the cast. I'll guess 5'6" Max.
Phil said on 4/May/11
Great actor, but I don't think he is 5 foot 6.
I think he is 5 foot 5
jake said on 25/Apr/11
Peak Height: 5 ft 6.5 in (169 cm)
Current Height: 5 ft 5.5 in (166 cm)
TruebloodFan said on 22/Apr/11
lol 5ft6? sure, if we're talking peak height, he was ~167cm. that could pass for 5ft6. but for the last 10 or even more years Al has been 5ft5 flat.
Drake J said on 21/Apr/11
I walked with him going to a meeting in CentCity, LA. An extremely educated guess puts him at 5'5 1/2." in films he always wears heels. I'm 6' with trainers on, 5'10 1/2" without.
Mr Cat said on 20/Apr/11
Pacino met the Rock and myself at sundance film festival. When Redford appeared we were astonished by the difference in height between the latter and Pacino. We taught that Redford became obnoxious when he realized that Pacino were lifters; even though the difference between them were over 7 inches.
Brad said on 20/Apr/11
The only time Sean Penn looks tall in a film is with a 5' 5" Al. Big heels with Michelle & Clooney/Pitt.
Spence said on 30/Mar/11
He was 5'6 at peak..or very very close to it
Alex said on 28/Mar/11
He is 5 foot 7 inches.
End of discussion.
Just type it into google and it comes up in bold.
John Lee, Sr. said on 13/Mar/11
Pacino is 5'5" tall.
lucio said on 11/Mar/11
but what do you say ??... al pacino .. 5'5? al pacino .. 5'4?. .. Al Pacino is 5'7''tall today
Danimal said on 10/Mar/11
WOW... at 70 years old, he is not 5'6" Rob. He never was a full 5'6" anyways.. 5'5.5" at the most at his peak.. Today he's 5'4" at the most. This page needs an update.
alan said on 9/Mar/11
i met him outside a broadway theater after one of his performance about 16 years ago. he was no more than 5' 3" at the most, but he was very nice to everyone, most courteous and unassuming.
that made him look very much taller.....
LG69 said on 7/Mar/11
the shredder said on 19/Feb/11
I think he was 5'5 to 5'6 peak ... Brando and James Caan can eat off his head in The Godfather !
Jack said on 18/Feb/11
Between 5'5'' to 5'5.5'' max, he wears lifts
Anonymous said on 18/Feb/11
Met al pacino at a london premmiere few yars ago, was at the most 1.65
Russ said on 10/Feb/11
He's never 5'4. 5'4 is tiny! He always looks just below average. He's never much shorter than his co-stars
leonari said on 4/Feb/11
Danimal: I agree 100%. Nice post.
tell-em said on 4/Feb/11
hes definetly 5'4" nowadays. 5'5.5" peak.
WoW said on 4/Feb/11
in Scarface he looked 5'5 to me
Danimal said on 3/Feb/11
Strong 5'5"/weak 5'6" in his prime.. 5'4" today at 70 years of age..
jtm said on 3/Feb/11
5'5-5'5.5 at his prime and 5'4.5 nowadays. by the way mr kaplan where can i find that video?
leonari said on 2/Feb/11
George: Al is short. He is among the best actors EVER and one of my favorites. But 168 is generous. Today due to age and habit of bad posture: 5'5" flat.
Mr. Kaplan said on 2/Feb/11
Explain why he was called smurf, or something like that by the producer of "The Godfather". Now that's why 5'6" or over is a riot.
said on 2/Feb/11
Has anybody got pictures here?
IMO Pacino, lifts or no lifts, was never short at all. Slighty less than 5'7'' and maybe 168cm now, as stated above.
Kellee said on 22/Jan/11
Mr. Pacino is 5'5 I know this because, the company I work for supplied a few of the vehicles in the funeral scene in the Godfather. I did not meet him, however my Boss did, she is 5'5 and they were eye to eye. She was told he looks taller on film because they put lifts in his shoes, this way he was at least even with Diane Keaton. I don't care if the man were to be 5'1, his talent is unmeasurable! Just like Elvis being the King of Rock, and M.J. the king of pop, Al Pacino is the King of acting... hmmm or the Godfather...lol have a good one all!
Kat said on 21/Jan/11
PatB, what the hell is your problem? Pacino was great in many movies post-Godfather - The Devil's Advocate, Donnie Brasco, Scent of a Woman, Angels in America and most recently You Don't Know Jack - which he just won an emmy and Golden Globe for! So Suck on that...
Back on topic, I say Al is around 5'4 now and 5'6 in his prime...He is very slight built so it makes him look smaller. But it doesn't matter how tall he was/is, he still towers over most men in terms of talent, looks, and charisma:)
Neil McDougall said on 16/Jan/11
PatB, I don't know what you mean by "too slight to be inducted"? Audie Murphy was 5'5" and 110lbs when he enlisted. I don't think he did too badly? He was only the most decorated American soldier of World War II.
Will said on 16/Jan/11
Al Pacino has always and will be a 5'5" maximum. Not too sure of him being at 5'7" barefoot though. These days he has yet looked considerably shorter. Well, possibly due to a little shrink. He is diminutive at being only 5'4 1/2" tall.
Bon said on 14/Jan/11
Strong 5'5 at peak, today certainly a little less.
Brad said on 27/Dec/10
Peak 5' 6". 5' 5" is correct for now.
Spence said on 16/Dec/10
I think he was 5'6 when he was young now 5'5
PatB said on 16/Dec/10
Pacino is IMHO a pretty bad actor. He can take direction, that was clear in the first two Godfather movies. He was cast as a wormy, dirty junkie in his first movie - "Panic in Needle Park". He was firmly on the path to being a minor ethnic character actor when somehow God smiled on him and he got the lead in the Godfather. Coppola gave him dignity and gravitas. He was never so good again.
He fit in the Godfather cast because the actor they wanted to play Sonny was James Caan. Sonny in the book is a very large scary person - probably 6'3" or so. But Caan was about 5'9" - about a half foot too short. Michael in the book is described as an average sized person - maybe 5'9". But with a 5'9" Sonny they needed a 5'3" Michael actor. Michael in the book was a war hero. Al Pacino is probably to slight to be inducted. I don't remember seeing any guys as small as Pacino when I was in the army.
A good actor is a versatile actor. Consider Kevin Kline. He can play heavy drama - "Sophie's Choice" or comedy - "A Fish Called Wanda". He can play the romantic lead or a supporting part. Hell! he can sing and dance too.
Pacino in contrast can only play ethnic mobsters. Luckily for him ethnic mobster movies became very, very popular. So nowadays we have this tiny overacting seventy year old character actor cavorting with women young enough to be his grandaughter and dukeing it out with large strong young men.
There are no spoofs of Pacino movies - he's ridiculous enough as he is.
Anonymous said on 30/Nov/10
He looks good to me any height
said on 22/Nov/10
hey ROBB ,what do u think is al weight when he was doing scarface ?
[Editor Rob: he said in a quote he looked best at 145lbs]
said on 14/Nov/10
hey rob, do you think Al was peak 5"6" and is now in the 5'5" range?
[Editor Rob: I wanna know who does his hair, it seems to add an 2 inches!
today he maybe is near 5ft 5]
said on 1/Nov/10
ROB , do u think that there is a possibility that Al was 5ft8 ?????
[Editor Rob: I don't see a possibility of that]
Mr. Kaplan said on 31/Oct/10
5'5" with heels is pushing it but he was certainly not anywhere close to 5'7".
al said on 31/Oct/10
just saw him in merchant of venice. hes consideraby shorter than 5' 6. I'd give him maybe 5' 4'' max.
Random Person said on 29/Oct/10
Gotta be 5ft5
JadeGrande said on 26/Oct/10
Coppola wanted to cast Pacino in The Godfather. Producer Robert Evans was dead set against it. "A runt will not play Michael," Evans told Coppola. In addition to Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, and Dustin Hoffman, James Caan (who stood at an average 5'9") was among those auditioning for the Oscar-nominated role. In Evans' 1994 memoir, The Kid Stays in the Picture, he describes a tense negotiation process involving door-slamming and remarks, such as, "This ain't Mutt and Jeff. This kid Pacino's five five, and that's in heels."
glenn said on 14/Oct/07
he can look 5-5.so 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 under.one time in lifts appeared 5-8.i read 5-7 for his tailor measurements.so 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?