Anthony Hopkins Height
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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Average Guess (13 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 8.83in (174.8cm)
Current: 5ft 7.63in (171.8cm)
said on 15/May/17
These are examples of Hopkins with Mel Gibson. Face to face at 3:26 in this clip: Click Here
You can see that here too in a wider shot around the 30 second mark: Click Here
Now here is a video of Hopkins present day with Mark Wahlberg: Click Here
And here he is again with Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon, who I'd give 5'9.5" and Rob has at a more solid 177 cm: Click Here
Here's their footwear: Click Here
Wahlberg was in Timberlands while I'm not sure what kind of shoes Hopkins has. Btw, Damon also had thick boots that night. Surely, even with a footwear disadvantage, Hopkins would be close to Wahlberg if he stood as straight. I think the difference between Pitt and Hopkins in Legends of the Fall was not as great as in Meet Joe Black? Either way, I think it's possible Hopkins peaked a solid 5'9", but then throughout the 90s when he achieved more of an iconic status as Hannibal Lector, he was 5'8.5" in middle age and is now hanging on to about 5'8", possibly 172 cm.
RisingForce said on 12/May/17
Taller than I thought peak and currently. At least as tall as Mel Gibson, if not slightly taller in The Bounty and at least as tall as Wahlberg today. This listing seems right, not much height loss for 79 years old! But I can't figure out why he already looked a mere 5'8", or 5'8.5" absolute max by Meet Joe Black.
said on 20/Apr/17
Rob, what do you think of these transformers set photos?
Looks like Wahlberg is wearing some serious lifts. Added the other photo since I'm not really sure of Sir Anthony's shoe advantage.
They are both listed as 5ft8 but Hopkins clearly seems taller of the two.
Editor Rob: based on the other people being even taller in the photo, I would say the person closest is at a disadvantage in the photo.
Sandy Cowell said on 20/Feb/17
@ Yes yes - Hello! That's very honest of you to admit being out with your guess to such an extent! So I'm not the only one!
I can understand that Hopkins can be taken for taller, playing as he did, the original Hannibal Lector, but as I haven't seen him in the film you mention, 'Thor', I cannot comment. Maybe they used special effects...
mister_lennon said on 20/Feb/17
Yes yes said on 18/Feb/17
Wow, I thought he was 6'3". He looked so big in Thor...
James said on 25/Jan/17
Always heard he was 5'7" without lifts.
Sandy Cowell said on 18/Dec/16
I see from the comments below that there's a bit of a debate going on about his youthful height! It might be worth taking a long hard look at him in the film 'Magic', and comparing him to 5ft4 Ann-Margret (who I thought was actually taller!)
It shows sometimes on the 'Horror' channel or, like me, you can pick up a 2nd hand copy for next to nothing in a charity shop or, of course, Amazon or Ebay.
When I first saw it, it terrified me, but I was only a kid! It's still very good even now, but has been downgraded to a '15' like so many, many films which used to be 'X' rated.
Hannibal said on 27/Jul/16
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
Really? If you look closer you can see that 173 cm guy is taller than 171 cm. I'm 171 cm and my friend 173 cm he's got long legs but short torso, so almost opposite than I have, he also has "tall" shoulders and he's pretty slim which makes him look taller. if we are standing next to each other he definitely looks taller even from 30 meters. Still he's barely an inch taller than me and looks taller also from my perspective.
It also depends on what kind of bodytypes we have. Hopkins has always looked shorter than he is. Like 5'7 MAX (173cm)
David said on 23/Jul/16
Always looks short. Say 5ft 6.
Maroš said on 5/Jul/16
David said on 15/Dec/15
I know him very very well. 5ft8.5 def right
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.
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!
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 :-)
said on 6/Jun/14
He looks more 5'8" than anything over in the 90s with Jodie Foster.
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.
said on 4/Jun/14
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.
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!!
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.
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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.]
nice guy said on 9/Jan/12
classic 5'8 guy...would be funny seeing him next to pitt if pitt wasnt wearing his monster elevator shoes xD
Beatlefan said on 22/Dec/11
Anthony Hopkins is a method actor and his height and indeed weight vary in each film depending on who he plays. In Amistad he plays ex USA president John Adams and plays a shorter,older man and Hopkins is stooped down for the whole film. If you see him in the Hannibal Lecter films he stands much taller. Robert De Niro is also very famous for working in the same way.
Dmeyer said on 4/Dec/11
Pitt defenetly looked 9 cm on him pitt CAN defenetly pull off 183cl
Mathew said on 6/Aug/11
He seems about this listed height.
jake said on 4/Jun/11
5' 9" peak. 5' 8" now. Would you agree he is 173 cm these days now Rob?
5'8.18758596 said on 23/May/11
Kind of makes me wondering how is Brannagh going to cope with having to film him as 6'5 Hemsworth's father in Thor... maybe he should have beeN Selvig ans Skaarsgard Odin? Stellan is a briliant actor as well so...
gogo said on 14/May/11
with posture looks a weak 5'8 but definitely 173-174cm
Mark said on 31/Mar/11
@pumper in your pic, Penn's height is strange...look's quite tall. Surely more than 5'8" wchich is he's listed height. Lifts?
somebody new said on 18/Jan/11
5'7 is ridiculous. He's 5'9
Laura G said on 1/Oct/07
I'm the one who met him in SA. I'm not saying that Sir Anthony is a 'freak', all I'm saying is that he has BIG HANDS - larger than normal hands than what you'd expect from a man of 5'7".
And, he's really handsome in person, big hands and all! :-)
Leon said on 30/Sep/07
This is somebody else's quote: "Anthony Hopkins was in San Antonio a couple of weeks ago where his [orchestral] music was performed for a charity benefit (who knew!?). I had the pleasure of meeting him. Very nice man! Very! He's 'short' though. I was surprised by how short he was - maybe 5'7". BUT he's not a 'tiny' man. He's very big chested and beefy and muscular upper body. AND his hands are HUGE!!! Very disproportionate to the rest of his body! Almost freakishly!? lol."
Physically, Mr Hopkins has never looked in the least freakish to me (besides when eating people's faces as Hannibal Lector). I think this poster reads far too many style magazines with 'perfectly proportioned' models in them. He's just a normal-looking guy or average height. Simple as. lol
sam said on 15/Sep/07
doesn't matter for sir anthony. he's a good height, whatever it is. besides he's a much larger man in character than in stature....
said on 30/Aug/07
Why not from Silence of the Lambs. And he looks 5' 9" at least.
[Editor Rob: because I can...maybe someone reading this page might go rent it.]
17,181 said on 1/Jul/07
the man is 69 just for the record.
shikoku said on 27/Jun/07
maybe in his younger years he was 5'10 but the man is like 71 now and i guess he would be now like 5'8
dmeyer said on 11/Jun/07
dose look 5'8.5 in that pic also 70 years old so could have been 5'9.75 at peak like strong 177 and now strong 173
TNTinCA said on 7/Jun/07
Never looked close to 5'10", even in his youth. My guess was 5'9" in his prime and now closer to 5'8".
sidewinder said on 24/May/07
he is constantly around 3 inches shorter than Mickey Rourk in "desperate hours"
Watching it as we speak.
JOSH said on 10/May/07
Tony stood exactly between 5ft 8 and 9 on a height chart in the film the linderbegh kidnapping case.
antron said on 30/Apr/07
He is almost 70 years old, he may have been close to 5'10" in his prime, but he looks in the 5'8" range right now. He has put on a bit of weight, making him look stockier and maybe appear shorter than he really is.
Jesse said on 11/Apr/07
saw him on Leno and he looked 5'7 at most
said on 24/Feb/07
some one said he stood next to a height chart that listed him 174cms so hes 5ft 8 .5 inches
See this page. Not great for obvious reasons]
irshgrl500 said on 5/Dec/06
I met Hopkins and his ex-wife (his second ex, Jennifer)and he seemed to be about 5'8" but not 5'10".
Glenn said on 26/Jun/06
Saw him look near 5-10 a couple of times.I think he is truly 5-8 to 5-9.
JUSTMATT said on 25/Jun/06
I friend of mine met Sir Hopkins in Santa Barbara. He passed next to him. My friend says he is short, like 5.7. That's all!
Laura G said on 2/Jun/06
Anthony Hopkins was in San Antonio a couple of weeks ago where his [orchestral] music was performed for a charity benefit (who knew!?). I had the pleasure of meeting him. Very nice man! Very! He's 'short' though. I was surprised by how short he was - maybe 5'7". BUT he's not a 'tiny' man. He's very big chested and beefy and muscular upper body. AND his hands are HUGE!!! Very disproportionate to the rest of his body! Almost freakishly!? lol.
leonari said on 16/May/06
Anonymous: another comment that says: well nothing. On film director can make Cruise look a head taller than Hopkins if thats what he needs. The biggest problem on this site is that 80 % of people here don't even rely on pictures from premieres or something...noooo. They base their claims on movies...Wake up! Cruise 5'9"...where will this end? Cruise 6 feet...waiting for that one Anonymous.
Anonymous said on 15/May/06
tom cruise looks 1.5" taller than antony in m i 2 tom cruise apear 5'9" on many occasions
Clive said on 9/May/06
On The Mask of Zorro when Hopkins is dressed up as a manservant and Banderas wears his big hat, he told to Banderas : "Stand you straight" Hopkins is lightly taller than Banderas so I don't know why you list Hopkins under Banderas ???
Frank2 said on 1/Apr/06
In the film Meet Joe Black, Brad Pitt was considerably taller than Hopkins.
Glenn said on 1/Apr/06
I have seen hopkins look 5-10.but also 5-8.so 5-7 is possible.
Frank2 said on 31/Mar/06
I watched Hopkins in a TV movie about the 1932 Lindbergh kidnapping case. He played convicted kidnapper Bruno Hauptmann. There's a lineup scene and behind him it's clear that the top of his head doesn't meet the 5'9" mark and that's with his shoes on so Hopkins might be even shorter than what's listed. Now, granted, the height marks could have been made smaller, but seeing that the set looked to be inside a real police station I doubt it. FYI Many TV movies use real locations as sets instead of building them on soundstages. They do this to save money. With a series where the same sets are used week after week it's a different story.
Frank2 said on 8/Mar/06
That's correct. Jackson is about 5'9".
Glenn said on 4/Mar/06
micheal jackson is 5-9.
Matt said on 25/Feb/06
Hopkins looks no more than 1 inch shorter than Michael Jackson, who is 5'11'' (Jackson is listed as 5'10'' on this website, but that is incorrect).
JR said on 21/Feb/06
Interesting. But Jackie Chan and Richard Dreyfuss are also listed at 5'10 in their movies. I would support the 5'7 idea more because Hopkins is listed at that height in most places. Also, in the Hannibal role, he is 3 inches taller than Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore, who both stand at 5'4.
I'm such a dork! lol
JR said on 1/Feb/06
Hopkins should be 5'7, give or take a bit. They say Mel Gibson is no more than 5'9 and Hopkins seemed a little bit shorter than him in "The Bounty".
Tom Cruise, who is allegedly 5'7, also seemed a bit taller than Hopkins in MI2. But you can never rely on the way actors look on screen for accuracy.
Glenn said on 20/Jan/06
I dont get what your saying? 5-10 is too much? he is 5-8.case closed,Ive seen him plenty of times.5-10 in lifts.
Mario said on 20/Jan/06
But 175-6 cm as his peak height seems possible.
Mr. Awesome said on 20/Jan/06
5'10'' for hopkins is ridiculous, even in his younger days...someone please tell me when he has ever looked 5'10''. i haven't seen it.
Glenn said on 19/Jan/06
so im 5-5?
Anonymous said on 17/Jan/06
I think Glenn is shorter. Anthony is listed at 5'7" a lot of places.
Glenn said on 12/Jan/06
correct.I was standing straight.ive seen him look 5-9,5-10.he looks 5-8 now.
dmeyer said on 12/Jan/06
in that pic he looks 175 176 range
CelebHeights Editor said on 12/Jan/06
Pic with Glenn added - he says Anthony had the old arm round the neck, so maybe Glenn's posture wasn't the same...
Mr. R said on 9/Dec/05
I had the pleasure of seeing Sit Anthony last night in Hollywood at a screening of his new film "The World's Fastest Indian". Great film about a New Zealand guy who did motorcycle racing and set records in the 60's. Unfortunately, I did not get to see Sir Anthony up close, before he went on stage. From my seat, this looks about right compared to the moderator of the q and a session after the film.
CelebHeights Editor said on 10/Oct/05
Interestingly his agency CV does list him as 178cm. Maybe he could have been this aged 20?
CelebHeights Editor said on 23/Aug/05
From gossip group (the person also said Gibson was 5ft 7, Crowe 5ft 9), "Anthony Hopkins I've seen several times. No boots with heels, probably 5'8". He looks shorter than he is (so does Crowe they both have stocky builds)."
leonari said on 12/Jul/05
It's definitely cool to see Hopkins in person he is one of the great actors of our time but to say he is 178 cm is not right I'm sorry. He is no shorter than 173 cm as Rob points out but man 2 inches are 2 inches!!!
Rob pinched him down perect at 5'8"
HS said on 11/Jul/05
At my physical 6 mos ago, they said I was 5'10" ...but they could be wrong. I could be wrong. Either way it was cool to see Anthony Hopkins in line for a roller coaster! BTW, I always thought he was "shorter," too.
[Editor Rob: if you were 9 inches from him and he was eye level then I'd be scratching my head...he's certainly no shorter than 173cm.]
leonari said on 9/Jul/05
Hs: if you think Hopkins is 5'10"...go measure yourself again...I bet you are more 5'8"!!!!
Mr. Klaus said on 9/Jul/05
Sometimes he looks like he is 5 ft 10 but other times he looks no more than 5 ft 7. I renember a movie in wich he co-stars Peter O toole and Timothy Dalton and really looked short compared with those 6 ft 2 + guys!
HS said on 9/Jul/05
I was in line for a ride at Disneyland and Anthony Hopkins was a few feet away from me; I'm 5'10" exact and he was pretty much eye level with me. It was flat and he was wearing sandals as I was; so I would say 5' 10" is more like it.