Anthony Quinn's Height
6ft 1.5in (187 cm)
Mexican/American Actor best remembered for roles in Lawrence of Arabia, Zorba the Greek, The Guns of Navarone, La Strada, Wild is the Wind, The Secret of Santa Vittoria, Lost Command, Viva Zapata and Lust for Life and Revenge. In Chicago Tribune (Feb 1970) he is quoted saying: "I'm six feet two"
Publicity photo from 1930's
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Tom said on 27/Apr/16
Quinn was shorter than Henry Fonda in "Warlock".
Ian C. said on 24/Apr/16
Interesting that Quinn was so tall, because he was primarily a supporting actor. If you're a supporting player, you don't want to be taller than the male lead, so probably 5 foot 8 or 9 would be the ideal height for man in that line of work. I'm thinking back over Quinn's movies and, sure enough, he usually worked with leading men who were taller than he was. Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck, Peter O'Toole, to name some I can remember. But he did work with Marlon Brando ("Viva Zapata") and Kirk Douglas ("Lust for Life").
Tom said on 5/Apr/16
Quinn was probably wearing lifts.
said on 24/Mar/16
I'm telling you, at 75 he looks 6ft2 beside a peak Costner. Proportionally, his shoulders are even a little bit higher and he has less hair. BTW, love the picture. He looks like John Cusack
Tom said on 17/Mar/16
He didn't look 6'2" in "Back to Bataan", an awful propaganda film. Yet he did look taller in later films when he became a major star.
5'11 quinn said on 16/Mar/16
He looked 5'11 in the movie "gotti"
Arch Stanton said on 6/Mar/16
Wow that's an old photo!!
Arch Stanton said on 4/Mar/16
You could certainly argue 186 I think.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Mar/16
Tough call on his height. He could look shorter than Errol Flynn, but in others films like with Ray Milland he could really look this. I couldn't decide who was taller, him or Milland. I think in a lot of films Quinn looks more in 6'1-6'1.25 range but his posture was never the best. I caught him in one scene with Maureen O'Hara in one film in which he played a bullfighter and really thought he looked 187 with her though.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Mar/16
@Rob Can you find a way to squeeze in The Secret of Santa Vittoria and Lost Command. I've say those more so than Guns for San Sebastian or Revenge. The Secret of Santa Vittoria is one of my favourite films, a Stanley Kramer one.
JR said on 17/Feb/16
I remember seeing him playing Quasimodo in the "Hunchback of Notre Dame" with Gina Lollobrigida as Esmeralda .Naturally he did not appear tall in this movie owing to the fact he had to bend his back in line with the character.
Larry said on 27/Oct/15
Quinn was 6'1".
Arch Stanton said on 20/Feb/15
Rob can you add a photo and films like La Strada, Wild is the Wind, Guns for San Sebastian, Viva Zapata and Lust for Life.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Nov/14
He still edged out Costner in Revenge. Definitely near 6ft2 peak.
wishbone said on 20/Oct/14
My most vivid Anthony Quinn moment: early in 1963 as Whats My Line mystery guest. Never knew,though,Quinn was Mexican! It looked like Phyllis Newman had Quinn,but when she asked Anthony,"Did you make any movies with Sir Alfred Hitchcock?" and got a "no" answer,the next panelist,William Talman,asked Quinn,"Can you paint?"and Quinn said "Yes",Bill nailed Quinn because Quinn was an accomplished painter/sculptor. Just have one Quinn movie,but it was his best:Zorba The Greek! (Nailed 3 Oscars in 1964,but My Fair Lady got 8 Oscars,including Best Actor,Best Director,and Best Picture! Still,if you like Anthony Quinn,you'll shout "OOPAH!" watching Zorba The Greek.)
said on 27/Sep/14
I think Quinn was just 6'1". He's two inches shorter than Gary Cooper and one inch shorter than Ward Bond in 'Blowing Wild':
Hypado said on 1/Jul/14
Anthony Quinn - 185/186cm
188 in shoes
Arch Stanton said on 25/Mar/14
Looks about this in La Strada.
said on 19/Feb/14
He looked about 3 inches shorter than Yaphet Kotto in Across 112th Street. In a lot of shots online, Quinn is in the foreground so seems nearly as tall.
said on 18/Feb/14
From "The Magus" (1968) Caine was 35 and Quinn 53.
Arch Stanton said on 15/Nov/13
Looked a bit taller than Henry Fonda to me in Warlock but they were very similar.
zorba said on 26/Aug/13
Yes, 6' 1" is about right! But what a career with wonderful movies!
greg said on 2/May/13
gvigo, good pictures. The first picture with Niven, Peck and Quinn lined up is somewhat deceptive since it looks like the ground is uneven and Quinn is on a lower part of the soil. The second image seems to show Quinn maybe an inch taller than David Niven. I'd give Quinn about 6'1" tops based on these images, assuming Niven was still about 6' then.
said on 6/Feb/12
in theese photos Antonhy looks more 1'85 with Gregory Peck and David Niven
gregory lehmann said on 16/May/11
Great Mexican actor.Loved his 1963 "What's My Line?" "mystery guest" appearance,especially when Phyllis Newman asked if he ever worked in Sir Alfred Hitchcock movies,but he said to Newman, "I did great movies,but not for Alfred Hitchcock,"then William Talman guessed him when he asked Quinn, "Can you paint?" Quinn was a great sculptor,but unlike Vincent Price,he didn't paint much.(Then Talman guessed him.)
Mark said on 9/Sep/07
In the movie "Lost Command" Anthony Quinn looks 3 maximum 4 inches taller then 5'9.5" Alain Delon. Thus 6'1" seems accurate.
luca said on 18/May/06
his son danny quinn is 6'2"(m 1,88).he took part in the italian reality show "la fattoria" two years ago and he said to be 188.he is taller than his dad
Frank2 said on 22/Apr/06
Quinn and an uncle of mine roomed together back in the early thirties. My uncle had come out from Oklahoma to act and ended up doing small bits before eventually becoming a portrait photographer. He and Quinn met on some film and decided to share expenses. (And no, they weren't bonesmugglers!). Later Quinn met and later married Catherine DeMille, daughter of CB and after that when my uncle would see Quinn he'd get the cold shoulder treatment. My uncle was 6' and told me that Quinn was slightly taller.
talker said on 21/Apr/06
in the movie barabbas,standing next to 6'3" Jack Palance he looks hardly shorter,maybe half an inch,he was atleast 6'2".
Anonymous said on 15/Mar/06
He was a big man, at least 6`1. He was a couple of inches shorter than Gary Cooper or Gregory Peck, both 6`3 I think
Frank2 said on 4/Mar/06
Quinn was six-one.
Gramps said on 10/Nov/05
Rob, I think you got him just about right. I always thought of him as being a 5'10" kind of guy, but after looking at lots of photos throughout his career, I think the young Quinn was strongly over 6'1".
talker said on 12/Jul/05
I think Quinn was taller,he looked taller all through his carrer.I think when he was young he was around 6'3",he was a very tall man.