How tall is Anthony Hopkins ?

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Anthony Hopkins's height is 5ft 8in (173 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 9in (175 cm)
Welsh Actor best known for roles in films such as The Hannibal Lecter trilogy, Thor, The Elephant Man, Remains of the Day, Howards End, Magic, The World's Fastest Indian, A Bridge Too Far, The Mask of Zorro and Nixon. His agency resume once had him listed as 5ft 10in.

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John987 said on 10/Aug/15
Shocked by this, I thought he was 5'7 for years lol. Wow.
Wow said on 31/Mar/15
Mmmm...he has one of those body types that throw you off, makes him look shorter than he is

Minimum peak 5'9, now with the weight and slouching And age I think 5.'7.75
Arch Stanton said on 14/Dec/14
Watch The Lion in Winter people if anybody doubts at least 5 ft 9 peak...
Mike said on 12/Dec/14
Rob can you add the Hannibal Lecter Trilogy, the Thor series of films, The Lion in Winter, The Mask of Zorro, Nixon and A Bridge Too Far? Thanks. 5ft 9 seems right maybe 176 nowadays 172-173 maybe.
The Master said on 1/Dec/14
Watching The Bounty on youtube, he and Mel are pretty close in height.
177cmGuy said on 28/Nov/14
Definite 5'9 at peak and could even be 176cm. Today he's probably a weak 5'8 or 5'7.5 . Brilliant actor.
mike said on 17/Nov/14
Actually he didn't look less than 5ft 9 at his peak... Maybe 5ft 9.25-9.5 peak and 5ft 7.5-7.75 today.
mike said on 27/Sep/14
One of my favourite actors! I agree with Realist about Hopkins.

Peak: 5ft 8.5-9.25in 174-176 cm
Today: 5ft 7.5-8.25in 172-174 cm
Anon said on 21/Sep/14
I have also seen him in some earlier films and he did look 5'10/5'11.
Realist said on 25/Aug/14
5'9 peak : A bridge too far, The Bunker etc.
5'8.5 mid : Remains of the Day, Silence of the lambs etc.
Today 5'7.75: Thor 1, Thor 2 etc.
Good listing Rob.
Adamz said on 15/Jul/14
did u upgrade him? i remember a shorter listing?
[Editor Rob: yes gave him a slightly higher peak]
Arch Stanton said on 11/Jun/14
I must be a real film buff as I recognized the Baroque room in The Bounty as the same one which featured in Amadeus, also 1984, probably filmed after each other!
Arch Stanton said on 11/Jun/14
Rob I saw The Bounty earlier, great film, he was terrific in it. But he definitely edged out Mel Gibson!! There is a scene wherr they're standing face to face in a cabin and he looked about 2 cm taller. Also he was stood next to Liam Neeson in it and Neeson didn't look 7 inches taller. Hopkins wasn't much under eye level, maybe 6 inches max.
[Editor Rob: can't remember as much of the film]
Arch Stanton said on 6/Jun/14
Julian Glover towered him in Juggernaut although he was nearer the camera. He looks 5 ft 9, but I wouldn't guess him higher than that in the film. 5 ft 10 in shoes peak seems to make sense.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Jun/14
Watching Juggernaut now :-)
Sam said on 6/Jun/14
He looks more 5'8" than anything over in the 90s with Jodie Foster.
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Goon loon said on 6/Jun/14
I worked with him in 1992 on Chaplin He was between 5 ft9 and 5 ft10.
[Editor Rob: you must have been a young kid then ;)]
Arch Stanton said on 5/Jun/14
OK. I'll also try to see some more of his early films sometime and see what I get, Juggernaut would be a good one to see, I've not seen it yet. It might have just been his footwear or angle or something in Lion which made him look 5'10 but in The Elephant Man I think he did look a solid 5'9, he would have been early 40s then.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jun/14
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That's how the difference looked in the film. He'd have been 29 or 30 at the time. It's hard to see anything under 5'9.5". That might be a fair listing. I saw his footwear in the film and it didn't look suspicious either, normal medieval ankle boot things which seemed a fairly flat heel on them.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jun/14
Rob, can you change the above then to peak and current? Honestly in Lion he actually looked a strong 5 ft 10! He really was a lot taller than Hepburn in it. Peak I think you'd be short changing him at anything under 175. How about 5'9.5" peak and 5'8.25" current? He looked very similar onscreen to Richard Burton. He's now something like 76 so should be 1.5 inches shorter on average. In Howard's End he looked a solid 5'9" guy. Perhaps 176 peak but I wouldn't argue anything lower.
[Editor Rob: 5ft 9 peak I think is ok till I have another look at him]
Arch Stanton said on 3/Jun/14
he must have been wearing lifts in Lion's as he only looked about 3 inches shorter than O'Toole!!
Arch Stanton said on 3/Jun/14
Rob do you really think he was that low peak? I think more 5'9 range peak and 5'8" nowadays.
[Editor Rob: that is a good possibility, 5ft 9 and 8 today, he can still look 5ft 8 range...]
Arch Stanton said on 3/Jun/14
Looked a good 3 inches taller than Katharine Hepburn in The Lion of Winter. Actually looks nearer 5'10" next to her and Peter o Toole in it!
Realist said on 10/May/14
174-175 was his peak height i think he is more 171-172 now. This once again shows how people lie about their height 5'8 is not short but the men claiming are actually much less.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Apr/14
Silence of the Lambs/Hannibal, Rob covers those films with mentioning the first one.
The Master said on 31/Mar/14
Don't forget Hannibal! Great film, looked easily 5'10" next to Giancarlo Giannini.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Mar/14
Rob can you add Howard's End and Remains of the Day? They were super films. Looks about 5 t 9 next to Thompson and Bonham Carter in Howard's End.
mister_lennon said on 27/Mar/14
strong 5'9 peak. strong 5'8 today.

and bruce willis was 5'11 at peak, not 6. today, he is 5'10.
Sam said on 26/Mar/14
Yeah, I think Hopkins has lost a little height with age as he's in his 70s now. I doubt he was over the listing at his peak. His posture was great as recently as The Silence of the Lambs and looked about 5-6 inches taller than Jodie Foster considering footwear.
edguy282 said on 10/Mar/14
I think that it was possible that Anthony Hopkins was 5'8.5" when he was younger, but now he looks an inch or more shorter. When I see his frame now, I think he's my height, 171cm. So, I think he should be downgraded to 5'7.5".
Agio said on 24/Feb/14
I think he is about 171 cm or 173 174 but this is also short height 173 174 look same as 171 cm
tony said on 20/Dec/13
well jesonpiano.....i see him once a week and i am 5'8...5'9....and i can assure you he is a bit taller than me!
Gabby said on 4/Oct/13
5'9...Bruce Willis is 6'0 and Tony was a few inches shorter then him in RED2 and that was very recent..
jesonpiano said on 27/Aug/13
He can't be more than 5'7" if he stands straight - I am 5'3" and he was standing not a foot away from me when we were talking. He is the same level of eye contact as my mom who is 5'7" This was 2011.
Matt said on 9/Aug/13
How accurate do you think this claim is? At times he could easily pull off 5'9".
Mooplefoo said on 30/May/13
If Brad Pitt is actually 5'11, then Hopkins has gotta be like 5'7 there was about a 4 inch difference between the two in meet joe black. Maybe he was once almost 5'8 but nowadays he's 5'7 maybe even a bit less.
Hew said on 9/Feb/13
Never been taller than 5'7 imo, closer to 5'6 these days. Saw him in person a few years ago, he didn't seem over 5'7 to me.
Åke Kara said on 26/Jan/13
I've always thought he's like 5'7". Under that nowadays.
Original said on 22/Dec/12
Tom said on 27/Jul/12
Antony Hopkins should be around 5ft7 and 5ft8. No more... He must be closer to 5ft7 than 5ft8 but... I guess 5ft8 can also be correct. Rob, congratulations on your site. Glad we are again able to comment on the star heights. Don't give up on this, because we can see lot of mistakes on celebrity heights.
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 24/Jul/12
Rob, is this 5'8.5 listing Anthony Hopkins' current or peak height?
[Editor Rob: it's possible he was 5ft 9, but I need to look at some earlier stuff to decide.]

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