How tall is Christian Bale

Christian Bale's Height

6ft 0in (183 cm)

British Actor best known for playing Batman in The Dark Knight trilogy. Other memorable films include American Hustle, The Machinist, The Fighter, The Prestige, Empire of the Sun and American Psycho. In a WWD interview (October 2010) he commented on his height and weight loss for The Machinist: "I just assumed that I would be around 145. But then I just decided I was going to go for it. It's just an extra nine pounds, and I can drop that in a week or so. But I'm 6 foot - it's just not healthy."

How tall is Christian Bale
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Benefits said on 8/Aug/16
I agree, 181cm sounds about right i guess. His presence is that of a 6 footer but when he's around other tall guys he looks a bit shorter
Peter 179cm said on 5/Aug/16
Next to 5'1-5'2 range Witherspoon ( in big heels ofcourse so she's probably closer to 165 in them,if not 166-167cm range ) Bale looks a good 15cm taller...If he's 183 flat,that's only straight out of bed...My best guess is 181cm,just a fraction north of 5'11-at worst maybe even a flat 5'11 (180cm) after a very active day.
Johnny said on 5/Aug/16
Here Bale is described as 6'3"!!!!! Click Here
Benefits said on 4/Aug/16
He's 5'11
truth said on 26/Jul/16
I think he is more 5'11.75 or 5'11.5 minimum rather than a full 6'0 but a flat 5'11 is definitely too low for him and only insecure people would say he is that height.
Rexxy said on 20/Jul/16
A strong 5'11.
Even bulked up he does not look like a 6 footer.
That said though, maybe his long skinny as face throws it off.

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- 5'11''
Johnny said on 18/Jun/16
@Rob do you think Bale can be 5'11.5"(182 cm)....because he doesn't look like a decent six footer...a little under the 6'0" mark maybe?
dan said on 10/Jun/16
ok James agree to disagree then. but what I want to no is how do you spot a 1/4 inch of height difference?, LOL you know bale at 5'11.5 and 50 cent at 6'0 is more realistic, at least at 1/2 of a inch you could argue that's noticable......... but not at 1/4 inch c'mon
James said on 10/Jun/16
"James please go. 50 cent is a legit six-foot". Nope.
Chris Brown is a legit six-foot. Chris Brown is a tall guy. 50 cent is not tall. 6 ft 1 is ridiculous for Brown. He is definitely not as tall as Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale.

Chris Brown: 6 ft 0 in
50 cent: 5 ft 11.75 in maximum
Christian Bale: 5 ft 11.5 in
berta said on 9/Jun/16
this guy gives more a 182 inpression. 183 is the absolute tallest i can se him and 181 the absolute shortest and then i mena he measure 181,5 in the evening. But probably is 182 guy evening
dan said on 7/Jun/16
James please go. 50 cent is a legit six-foot, Mr r met him on multiple occasions and said so, he's a tall dude. bale on the other hand does look mayby shorter so 5'11.5 may be more apt, Chris brown is 6'1 though he just has shi**y posture, everyone on browns page believes he is at least the listed 6'0 so thats how you know when someone needs a upgrade LOL
Johno said on 7/Jun/16
5'11 at best.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jun/16
Still plenty of 6ft2 reports for this guy...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/May/16
A fraction shy of this at worst.
James said on 26/May/16
Christian Bale is 5 ft 11.25 in (181 cm), he is even shorter than 50 cent:
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And 50 cent was probably measured in shoes. When we compare 50 cent with legit 6 ft guys like Chris Brown the difference is pretty appreciable:
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50 cent: 5 ft 11.5 in (182 cm)
Christian Bale: 5 ft 11.25 in (181 cm)
James said on 26/May/16
175 cm then we are already three
175 cm said on 25/May/16
James B then we are already two
James B said on 24/May/16
I don't think bale is a legit 6ft.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/May/16
I thought in earlier films he could give a B impression at times
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/May/16
Rob, which one of these would you choose for Bale?

A) 186cm/184cm
B) 185.5cm/183.5cm
C) 185cm/183cm
D) 184.5cm/182.5cm
E) 184cm/182cm
Editor Rob: C at most, D very likely.
BT said on 9/May/16
He has made reference to a herniated disc, which probably in itself hasn't caused him to actually lose height, but maybe made it harder for him to stand properly? He does appear a bit more hunched or "shorter" now than he used to. And of course changing his bodyweight drastically and often, and probably being on steroids from time to time, should have an effect at some point.
Johnny said on 8/May/16
@Rob did Bale really lose 3 inches during the filming of American Hustle? So he is 5'9" now? I am confused..
Editor Rob: nah, at times he put on poorer posture for the character I think, but even so I didn't think he looked that short, he and bradley had one scene with Saďd Taghmaoui on flat ground and they both towered over him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/May/16
@Allie: Not short, maybe 5ft5-6?

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Sam said on 4/May/16
I don't think a 3-4 cm loss is exceptional and Bale tends to put his body through strain in his method acting. Is it Rob?
Editor Rob: he certainly has probably had a few injuries to his body and putting it through extreme weight loss would have been interesting to see whether he measured lower during the filming of The machinist.
Peter 179cm said on 2/May/16
LOL Sam what is he,the Incredible Shrinking Man??! You could argue he's 183-184 out of bed and 181-182cm throughout the day but dropping down 4cm just like that is unlikely at his height...
Sam said on 1/May/16
In the evening, 5'11" is possible for him, maybe 5'11.75" average at mid-day, 6'0.5" morning.
cruser said on 30/Apr/16
He's 5'11
Anon87 said on 27/Apr/16
181-182 is more like it
Allie said on 11/Apr/16
How tall do you guys think Bale's mother was?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Apr/16
@James B: It's probably more to do with the fact that his dad used him as a cash cow like a lot of showbiz parents. Heard some shocking things about him.


That's the only known photo of them together. There's other pictures of his dad and it's evident that he was very tall range. I think 6ft4 range.
James B said on 7/Apr/16
Actually I think bales dad could even look as low as 6'2.5 range
James B said on 6/Apr/16
Allen- batman and robin I only like saw once as a kid and was completely indifferent towards to it like it has little memory in my childhood movie viewing. Batman forever I think could be my favourite film of all time despite what everyone else thinks about.


Oh yeah rampage I just looked at the photo of bale and his dad again and he looks nowhere near 6'5 more like 6'3 and Clearly bale is losing a bit more height with his posture too.


Do you agree rob that bales dad does not look over 6'3?
Editor Rob: 6ft 3 maybe
James B said on 6/Apr/16
Yeah rampage maybe that's why bale is always angry cause he never grew as his dad
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Apr/16
His dad was at least 6ft4 and possibly near 6ft5 Click Here
Dejavu said on 5/Apr/16
I remembered that he had solid 2 inches on Russell Crowe. He made him look 5'10. Today he looked an inch shorter than Bradley Cooper.
Sam said on 4/Apr/16
Yeah, true he was barefoot.
Allen said on 1/Apr/16
I agree with you James B
As a matter of fact I can't take offence at Val Kilmer and Michael Keaton as Batman cause they were the two Batmans of my childhood memories though Clooney ruined it all. haha. But to be truthful Batman Forever and Batman and Robin were two of the worst Batman products ever. And Nolan's and Burton's Batman movies were the best so far. But afterall Bale was the best Batman no doubt about it.
He's 6'0 and Tom Hardy proved us that even a 5'8 guy could be Bane. so a 5'5 guy could be Batman. haha.
MD said on 29/Mar/16
@Sam,

Well, that, and isn't he barefoot through most of the movie from my understanding?
James B said on 28/Mar/16
5'11.75 makes more sense. I personally find it not easy to picture bale at a full 6ft like I found it hard to imaginr clint Eastwood at a proper 6'4.
James B said on 28/Mar/16
5'11.75 makes more sense. I personally find it not easy to picture bale at a full 6ft like I found it hard to imaginr clint Eastwood at a proper 6'4.
Sam said on 25/Mar/16
The Big Short is not a good one to compare Bale's height, he barely stands next to any one and actors of unknown stature when he does. Perhaps his oversized baggy shirts suggest a smaller guy.
Abruzzi said on 21/Mar/16
He looked really short to me in "The Big Short" i googled his height and i was surprised, i really thought he's 1.75m max O.o strange stuff
Dejavu said on 4/Mar/16
I think its fair to say that Christian Bale has lost height. He looked a strong 6'0 a while ago.
Sam said on 29/Feb/16
Gosling looks a solid half inch taller than Bale but Gosling often looks only six feet himself rather than the full 6'0.5". Gosling wasn't more than an inch taller looking than Russell Crowe at the Oscars last night IMO, Bale actually seemed relatively taller than Crowe at the 3:10 to Yuma premiere than Gosling looked in that instance!
TJE said on 24/Feb/16
Rob, if Gosling's only a strong 6'0, then surely Bale is under this. I remember someone posted pics of the two and there was 1-2 cm between them.
Editor Rob: Bale at 5ft 11.75 has never been ruled out.
ElDuderino said on 19/Feb/16
If he wakes up at 184cm then 183cm is fair
King said on 16/Feb/16
Like every other person here said, bale is a strong high end 5-11 (either 11.5/11.75) or a weak barely reaching 6 foot. I agree he never seems solid 183 cm ever. My 2 cents
NBAer said on 9/Feb/16
I think he could measure 183 on a good day,and closer to 181-182 evening time,maybe 181.5 cm,so 5'11.5 is fair for Bale,although he actually looked barely 180 to me in TDKR...
appe 6ft0.5 said on 9/Feb/16
182cm fits him more. He wakes up between 183cm and 184cm to me.
Amaterasu said on 4/Feb/16
Bale is 179cm
Amaterasu said on 3/Feb/16
I am one and only Amaterasu.
Bale is 179cm
amaterasu said on 1/Feb/16
I didn't say that Bale is 179cm, whoever did that, stop commenting from from others people nicknames
Amaterasu said on 30/Jan/16
Bale is 179cm
amaterasu said on 28/Jan/16
I'm not sure about that 6'0" claim, to me he doesn't look this tall. A lot of men starting from 5'10" will claim 6 foot and will be convinced they are really that tall. I'm not saying Bale is necessarily 5'10", but yet somehow standing at 181cm Nolan is looking as tall if not taller on almost every single picture, and I doubt Nolan is the guy who wears lifts.
Dejavu said on 27/Jan/16
I think he has gained weight which made him appear stockier and shorter.
Dejavu said on 18/Jan/16
Yes full 6'0 when he was younger. He had 2 inches on Russell Crowe. He made Russell Crowe look 5'10. He is looking nearer 182cm today.
James B said on 1/Jan/16
I think bale was the full 6ft when he was younger but with all his weight fluctuations is now 5'11.75

Yeah I thought in batman begins there looked more than just 2 inches between freeman and bale but then Morgan did have hair advantage.
Colberto said on 31/Dec/15
A lot of wannabe 6 footers will claim to be 5'11.5-5'11.75" in the quotes rob has for the celebs. The celebs that say the fraction for people to feel sympathetic and make it sound like they know what they are talking about. Whenever I see someone listed as 6' I am skeptical then assume he/she is a wannabe 6 footer that is really 5'11' or in extreme cases 5'10". An honest weak 6 footer wouldn't give the extra mouthful of words they would round up. Christian bale is 5'11.5" at the end of the day perfect example of a 5'11.5" guy.
grizz said on 28/Dec/15
He does seem more in the 182cm range.
Watching TDKR for a third time and there was a scene with Freeman where Bale looked way too short to pass for a legit 6 footer. There was a bit over 2 inches of differenccme between them. Usually the difference between a 6' and 6'2 guy isn't all too drastic, but the only though I had when looking at these 2 was :"Wow,Bale looks so short next to Freeman."
5'11.75 would be more accurate, sometimes he even gives a 5'11.5 impression.
gp said on 26/Dec/15
To all Batman fans please know that Batman's 6'2 height was not given by Bob Kane or Bill Fingers.It was given by Filmation enterprises right after the live Batman series ended in 1968 and taken from Adam West's size who was the only popular Batman at the time. DC got them from Filmation.
Had Keaton been around in the 60's and chosen for the role, Batman would've had his height specs. Take Hugh Jackman for example ,he played Wolverine and he is 6'2 did you all know that Wolverine's real specs given by creator Stan Lee are 5'3" .No one seemed to complain?
Spencer said on 17/Dec/15
5'11.5
Dejavu said on 5/Dec/15
I think Bale is more in the 182cm range.
Sam said on 3/Dec/15
Bale I think looks near 0.75 inches shorter than Ryan Gosling. To be honest a six foot flat measurement seems quite possible for Gosling and 6'0.5" is quite generous for a mid-day measurement for him IMO, which would make Bale only a strong 5'11". Sometimes Bale convinces a six footer but yeah I'm becoming a convert to the idea that he's more 5'11.75" tops in the afternoon. Bale has crappy posture sometimes, quite the opposite of their preeminently height-conscious co-star Brad Pitt.
Arthur said on 1/Dec/15
Hi rob
On the site tell you ryan Gosling 184cm and Christian Bale 183cm.
Maybe ce reconsidered need one of them?
What do you think?
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neilsberg said on 1/Dec/15
hello rob
How centimeter gap between these pictures and christian ryan? I think 2 cm
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Editor Rob: you could argue 1 or 2
grizz said on 30/Nov/15
@neilsberg, that epic beard, though...
neilsberg said on 28/Nov/15
Rob What do you think of this photo?
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Editor Rob: there's not much between them, but I think Gosling still measures taller
James B said on 26/Nov/15
The only time I have seen bale look remotely near 6'2 was in the machinist
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Oct/15
Keaton's is slightly better, IMO.
Jame said on 29/Oct/15
He look too tall to me like 6 ft 2 inc!
James B said on 5/Oct/15
Ha ha I am ranting a bit but will not make this too long.

Whenever I watch batman begins it does strike as being a bit overdone and overacted, between batman and robin and batman begins there was obviously a lot of talk about the next film. i do get the impression that nolan and the film cast did try there very best to make batman begins seem as good as possible which is evident in the acting (especially Michael Caine as Alfred) since they were under a lot of pressure to resurrect the dark night successfully after 1997s train wreck.

Nolan's batman's movies are not perfect but the comic book cult fans will always hype them up.
James B said on 5/Oct/15
MD - i kind of disagree Val Kilmer did pull of quite well showing us Bruce Wayne's dark/ totured side, especially if you look at scenes in batman forever at his parents funeral. Sure Kilmer was handsome but obviously looked nothing like Bruce Wayne.

In my opinion keaton and kilmer were belivable as the dark knight, the way clooney acted as batman was an insult to fans even though he was dark and classically handsome (not that tall though) like Bruce Wayne is. Ironic he looked perfect in the part with his square jaw, but he never seemed to wipe that smug look of his face throughout that entire laughing stock of a movie. He didn't show any emotion as batman at all.

I am a little indifferent to christian bales batman/bruce wayne and not nesscessarly just because he put on that over the top voice when he whenever he wore the bat-suit. He was passable as Wayne, but like someone said on the Keaton page his enemies stole the spotlight from him. Even though it should not matter he does have a reputation in real life as being a bit of an aggressive pycho which is evident in the memorable incident where he assaulted his mother and sister at a London hotel at the UK premier of dark knight. Bales film carrier since batman has never really taken of. I think Keaton personally was a grittier more believable batman.

I could of course just have a bias towards Keaton and even val kilmer since there batman films were a bit part of my childhood film memories.

On a final note Ben affeck is the first batman actor to have the build and height of Bruce Wayne. We will have to wait and see how we'll he does when his portrayal of the batman hits the big screen.
MD said on 30/Sep/15
Since we're talking about the actors to play the character, Only Keaton and Bale were believable to me, the first because Keaton was the first to play him in a feature-length film (and nostalgia since it came out when I was a kid) and Bale because he gave the first dark and really complicated personality of the character. The other actors and films were the low-point of the franchize almost to the point of being offensive for any real fan as far as I'm concerned. lol
grizz said on 29/Sep/15
@James B, Keaton was a better Batman, yes, but not a better Bruce Wayne, though. Bale is my favorite in that role.
James B said on 28/Sep/15
Well Rob kilmer's batman (batman forever) is a childhood gem of mine (I was 5 when it was released) so maybe I have a bias towards it. I would say its my fave childhood action movie and it is fun to watch today today for laughs because obviously you can't take a campy film like that too seriously. Yeah I agree clooney's bat film was a train wreck lol. A real insult to bat fans and movie goers alike. Obviously as we'll burtons bat films were big part of my film buff childhood.

I thought batman begins was a a decent movie and easy to follow but seemed a bit overdone but possibly given too much praise by fans. Dark knight and Dark knight rises I feel you have to be a fan of and read a lot of batman comics to really appreciate, because I couldn't really follow the plot very well of those 2 movies.
James B said on 26/Sep/15
Rob am i the only one who thinks Keaton was a better batman than christian bale?
[Editor Rob: I rewatched all batman films in last year and to be fair, I think each had their own characteristics, I wouldn't say I had a favourite....I enjoyed a most of Nolan's Batman and in hindsight, I didn't think Burton's Batman films were as good.

I haven't watched Clooney/Kilmer for a long while and probably wouldn't watch them again.]
Sam said on 24/Sep/15
To me C does sound like the most feasible height for Bale. On his weight, I think at times he could look 20 or so pounds lighter in The Dark Knight Rises than Batman Begins. In a more recent film like Out of the Furnace that I just recently watched where he's just supposed to look average (not jacked, a bit tubby or skeletal), I notice he looks a little more gaunt and lined than you'd expect for a guy just a bit under 40. I'd say all the weight fluctuations may have taken a tad of a toll.
Judd ISR said on 18/Sep/15
[Editor Rob: B might be possible, I wouldn't go as low as D.]

Yeah there's a chance that B is the right answer unfortunately we can only try to guess, and this is the nice part of this game, obviously...XD

However if I have to give some percentage to the four answer, personally I would say:

A) 0%
B) 25%
C) 50%
D) 25%
Judd ISR said on 16/Sep/15
Rob from your point of view the best duo moring/evening for Chris's height?

A) 185,0cms/183,0cms
B) 184,5cms/182,5cms
C) 184.0cms/182,0cms
D) 183,5cms/181,5cms
[Editor Rob: B might be possible, I wouldn't go as low as D.]
MD said on 15/Sep/15
I'd also say to always take weight transformation claims for Hollywood movies with a grain of salt, particularly the muscle transformation when you hear "So-and-so packed on x pounds of muscle in x months!" Even when it done unnaturally the claims are usually bogus, and done little more than to get an actor/actress publicity.

I'm not speaking specifically on Bale, who's changes are probably more obviously true than most. But the claims (particularly for the upper weight limit transformation) should be taken with skepticism. I mean, I think Tom Hardy claimed getting up to 205lbs for the same movie. While he definitely added weight, that claim doesn't look above board, especially when compared up to Bale quite a few inches taller who claimed approximately the same weight.
WAF said on 13/Sep/15
Looking at pictures from "Batman Begins", I don't see 220 lb (100 kg).

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Let's compare him to a few guys of similar height.

This guy is supposedly 6'0" and 200 lb (91 kg):

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He is clearly leaner (i.e. has less body fat) than Bale was in "Batman Begins", and not more muscular either. Therefore, Bale's weight was most likely >200 lb.

This guy, Vitor Belfort, was about 6'0" in his prime (he was taller than 5'11.5" Randy Couture) and he weighed 220 lb (maybe 225 lb) in this picture:

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Although it can be hard to tell, I think Belfort looks somewhat wider. The picture of Bale that I linked to has dim lighting and is shot from below, which makes it more favorable than the picture of Belfort. It should also be noted that I have seen different versions of the same picture of Bale from "Batman Begins", where he looks different sizes (i.e. the photo has been manipulated with)!

I wouldn't go much lower than about 210 lb (95 kg) for Bale in BB but I wouldn't go much higher either. I think 210 lb seems fair.

Reportedly, Bale put on 60 lb (27 kg) in two months (!) on a high-carb diet of bread and pasta and then 39 lb (18 kg) over the next three months. Even if he worked harder than his coach had ever trained, as he stated, he couldn't do that without heavy steroid-use - I'm not even sure if he could do that with heavy steroid-use.

I have heard, on an admittedly highly speculative basis, that it's becoming more common for Hollywood actors to use steroids to bulk up for physically demanding roles.
SportsHeight said on 13/Sep/15
Rob, how much do you think Bale weighed in American Psycho? He looked ripped in that movie.
[Editor Rob: maybe 180s]
5ft10guy said on 12/Sep/15
I think he's 5ft11 . He doesnt look tall to me sorry. I've watched all his dark knight movies and seen a bunch of pictures to say he's 5ft11-5ft11.5 same height as Neil Patrick Harris guys like that.He's also consistantly towered by Morgan Freeman in that and Freeman is old too so Morgan cant be 6ft2.Then I saw a scene where bale is in his batman suit and boots ,while walking past Gary Oldman and he still didnt tower this guy.If Gary Oldman is 5ft8.5 and Bale couldnt tower him then I'd say 5ft11 for him.
Balrog said on 12/Sep/15
I don't think he was that heavy, he said on a in interview he got up to 200 pounds for Batman after starving himself for the machinist.
Sam said on 11/Sep/15
I read he bulked up to 100 kg/220 lb during post-Machinist weight gain but looked too chunky so leaned down to appx 200 lb, I would say he looked to not pack on as much in the Dark Knight sequels, more like 185 lb.
Sam said on 11/Sep/15
I read he bulked up to 100 kg/220 lb during post-Machinist weight gain but looked too chunky so leaned down to appx 200 lb, I would say he looked to not pack on as much in the Dark Knight sequels, more like 185 lb.
184.3cm (Night) said on 11/Sep/15
@Grizz

Because he stopped training and let the muscle go to flab. If you bulk yourself up you have to be very careful if you get ill/injured as you can end up fat. Plus 90 kilo is pretty heavy for 6 foot. Im 93 myself and when i get to 96 kilo even i feel it. 100 kilo is bodybuilder weight, Bale isnt that.
Appe 6ft 0.5 said on 9/Sep/15
I would say between 90 and 95kg in Batman, I would rule out 100kg for him. Remember he is a weak 6ft
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Sep/15
Solid 100kg in Batman movies...
joe @@ said on 22/Aug/15
grizz
in fact I was a little more than 100 kg
MD said on 21/Aug/15
For anyone even with passing knowledge of body transformations or just common sense, you know that two people of the same weight (and even the same height) can look drastically different depending upon whether they are muscular or fat, and even two people of the same weight and build can look different depending on where their weight is stored. It's really not that difficult to understand. We all have examples of this in our everyday lives with people we know.
grizz said on 19/Aug/15
joe said on 15/Aug/15
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How the heck he looked marvelous @90 kg in TDKR, but looked like a whale @94 kg in American Hustle? That's only 4 kgs of difference.
Sam said on 18/Aug/15
Looks the same height as 50 Cent, though some also argue he's under six foot as well.
Dejavu said on 15/Aug/15
He had a strong 2 inches on Russell Crowe.
joe said on 15/Aug/15
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Danimal said on 7/Aug/15
5'11" and change and rounds up.
WAF said on 6/Aug/15
He is in the 5'11.5-6'0" range, whereas someone like Leonardo DiCaprio is in the 5'11-5'11.5" range. I think it's fair for him to claim 6'0", even if he is a little shy of that mark. If I had to give him a non-fractional height, which is how I like to look at it, it would be 6'0".
Balrog said on 2/Aug/15
Don't think he's 6 feet tall all day long, but I wouldn't put him under a strong 5'11" range. Minimum 181cm but he's likely 182cm, weak 6footer
Eddie said on 29/Jul/15
One of the few male actors who is totally honest about his height..6' is exactly right for Bale as his barefoot day height
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 21/Jul/15
By 6 feet 50 Cent (scroll down to the bottom):

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They are the same height.
Unknown said on 11/Jul/15
He doesn't come across to me as a true 183 cm man. He looks closer to 181-182 cm. I think if Benedict Cumberbatch is really 5 ft 11.7 in (in my opinion Cumberbatch is a true 6 foot man), then I think Bale needs to be downgraded to 5 ft 11.5 in (181 cm).
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jun/15
an anonymous peach says on 20/Jun/15
Yeah, I heard that originally, Leo was going to star in American Psycho but turned it down to star in The Beach (dumb move imo) and Bale was going to cast as Jack in Titanic but was turned down because Cameron didn't want 2 british actors portraying American characters

American Psycho with DiCaprio in the lead would be horrible as would Bale in Titanic. I'm sure they'll get together eventually. I thought The Beach was quite good. Great OST!
an anonymous peach said on 20/Jun/15
Yeah, I heard that originally, Leo was going to star in American Psycho but turned it down to star in The Beach (dumb move imo) and Bale was going to cast as Jack in Titanic but was turned down because Cameron didn't want 2 british actors portraying American characters

But still, I would love to see Bale and DiCaprio in a movie together, not sure that day will ever come though.
Sam said on 18/Jun/15
Reportedly there has been a history of tension between Bale and DiCaprio over competition for parts, with Bale rumored to be vindictive towards DiCaprio in the 90s over DiCaprio's success. IMO Bale is the superior actor despite being a difficult sort, DiCaprio's anchored several good-to-great films but at times he smacks of effort in more dramatic scenes. DiCaprio's produced a few films starring Bale now so anything's possible.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jun/15
an anonymous peach says on 12/Jun/15
While I do believe Bale to be a genuine 6 footer, I would love to see DiCaprio and Bale in a movie together to see the height difference betweem them

I'd love to see those two have at it on screen. Not just to gauge height but chemistry. Anyway, I reckon Bale would edge Leo.
an anonymous peach said on 12/Jun/15
While I do believe Bale to be a genuine 6 footer, I would love to see DiCaprio and Bale in a movie together to see the height difference betweem them
Judd ISR said on 7/Jun/15
an aninymous peach says on 5/Jun/15
He might measure 5ft 11.75 after a hard day at the gym. I would be very surprised if he measured lower than that.

mmmm i am not sure...i think after an hard day he can be closer to 5'11.5" and averagely is close to 5'11.75" so in the 182,0 cms range...someone who's at his/her absolute lowest 5'11.75" (so 182,245 cms) is assumed to be 182,5-6 cms on average low and maybe close to 6' on a good day and this make him a "weak 6'"...i think he's more a 182 cms guy than a 183 cms one...
184.3cm (Night) said on 7/Jun/15
Yes he probably is more 5'11.75" at his lowest not a big 6 foot guy but i wouldnt think he would measure lower than that. He probably wakes 184-185cm.
an aninymous peach said on 5/Jun/15
He might measure 5ft 11.75 after a hard day at the gym. I would be very surprised if he measured lower than that.
Allie said on 25/May/15
Rob, how tall do you think his wife Sibi is? A google search says she's listed as 5'11 but photos show that this is obviously an overbilling. I have a feeling that Sibi may be actually like Arnie's wife Maria in terms of height haha.
[Editor Rob: you could safely knock 4 inches from that guess ;)]
Judd said on 23/May/15
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't assume he was standing at his tallest, there are instances of Bale looking 5ft 11...in American Psycho he looks taller than he does there with her, I'm sure he had nearly 3 inches on Jared Leto in that film, at least 2.5 anyway.]

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actually rob, i don't think there're much proofs that he's a flat 6'...5'11.5-11.75" would be much better!
Lorne??? said on 22/May/15
Andrea says on 16/May/15
Rob, sorry if i insist, but how do you explain how a 5'1.5 girl looks so tall next to a guy who's supposed to be 6'? She really does look near 5'7 if he's 6 foot or near that mark! You think she's wearing almost 6 inches heels (which actually give near that amount)?
[Editor Rob: he can look 5ft 11 with her I think...whether he really is that I doubt, but 5ft 11.5 isn't something I would be shocked about.]


If that's the case, list him 182cm. He really never looks a big 6 footer... A David Duchovny would be noticeably taller.
Andrea said on 20/May/15
Well, if she's wearing 3.25 inches, she's about 5'4.75 (basing on your listing), so she appears like a 5'3.75 woman... Are you telling me this is an example of a 5'11 man vs a 5'3.75 woman? Then he must have what? A nearly 11 inches head? Come on :)
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't assume he was standing at his tallest, there are instances of Bale looking 5ft 11...in American Psycho he looks taller than he does there with her, I'm sure he had nearly 3 inches on Jared Leto in that film, at least 2.5 anyway.]
Judd said on 20/May/15
[Editor Rob: I would have said they were roughly 3.25 of height and him 1 inch...I think he can appear like a 5ft 11 guy, but I don't know if he is dropping more height.]

actually rob, i don't think he's a flat 6' guy.
i admit that he seems taller than a flat 5'11 but i am sure that if he will meet an honest 6' guy, like Duchovny, he would be a tad shorter...
i can't buy that between him and Cooper there is just 0,5"...maybe not a full 1" but for sure 0,75".

i think 5'11.75" would be much better, because he's a "182 cms guy".
i think it's likelier that he was measured (if measured) just a bit under 6' and then he round up to 6'.
a lot of celebs listed here have made it (Neil Patrick Harris, Justin Timberlake, Val Kilmer...)
Andrea said on 18/May/15
You mean 5'11 in shoes? I've managed to see her footwear from the event and her heels really seem to give 3.5 inches "at best" (possibly more 3)... Now, Bale looks what? 6 inches taller at best? That really would make him max 5'10, if you see the picture above!
[Editor Rob: I would have said they were roughly 3.25 of height and him 1 inch...I think he can appear like a 5ft 11 guy, but I don't know if he is dropping more height.]
Andrea said on 16/May/15
Rob, sorry if i insist, but how do you explain how a 5'1.5 girl looks so tall next to a guy who's supposed to be 6'? She really does look near 5'7 if he's 6 foot or near that mark! You think she's wearing almost 6 inches heels (which actually give near that amount)?
[Editor Rob: he can look 5ft 11 with her I think...whether he really is that I doubt, but 5ft 11.5 isn't something I would be shocked about.]
MaskDeMasque said on 15/May/15
Looks 2 inches taller than harrelson. so about 5'11.5.
Andrea said on 9/May/15
William Ficthner didn't look over 5'11.5 with Michael Rapaport in PB... His 6'0.5 claim probably comes from a shoe measurement, so i don't think he's over 5'11.5... Again, how can a 5'1.5 girl look so tall next to a 6' man? Is she standing on a box?
177-178 cm guy said on 9/May/15
OK these pics are really throwing me off. Here is is with 5'11" listed Christopher Nolan:

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Is Nolan a lift wearer?
Lorne??? said on 8/May/15
As Iv've said, he just under 6 feet, and he should be listed 5ft11.75.

Honestly, I'd go 5'11.5 before I went 6ft.
Judd said on 8/May/15
I agree with Andrea, rob...5'11.75" would be the perfect listing for him...
al khara said on 8/May/15
Hello what do you think everybody?
Here christan bale and William Fichtner(6ft 0in (183 cm) in Equlibrium movie.
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what do you think Rob?
[Editor Rob: I think in the movie they could look quite close]
Anakin said on 8/May/15
It's odd that he claims only 6' I always thought he was at least 6'1 based on movies where he appears next to famously tall actors. For instance Liam Neeson in Batman Begins with his 6'3-6'4 should tower over him if he were only 6' but he doesn't
Andrea said on 7/May/15
So, how the hell can a 5'1-5'2 girl look so tall next to a 6' guy? You think she's wearing "monster" heels?
Sam said on 6/May/15
Yeah, I've seen enough evidence recently to suggest to me that Bale can be a 5'11.75" guy. Pretty close to six feet, it's hard to determine a quarter inch but does look maybe 0.75 shorter than Bradley Cooper and not anything more than an inch over Joel Edgerton.
Andrea said on 6/May/15
Also, can you explain why does he look so "short" here with Reese Witherspoon? She doesn't look more than 5.5 inches shorter than him... If he's 6', he's gotta be around 6'1 in shoes, making her 5'7.5 range in whatever heels! You think she's wearing a pair of heels which ACTUALLY give her 6 inches???
Andrea said on 4/May/15
Rob, have you seen him with Brandon Routh? He can look 3 big inches shorter than him, would you rule out 5'11.5 for Bale?
[Editor Rob: Bale can look anywhere in 5ft 11.5-6ft range.]
tbe said on 3/May/15
6'0 is what he is, never looked shorter and never seems to wear lifts.
b-mint1994 said on 2/May/15
LOL @ 179 cm. Just look at this picture:

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There is no way a 5'10" guy would look this tall next to a guy around 6'2".
Paleman said on 28/Apr/15
I always thought he was like 5'9-5'10 because of his body structure, he's so sturdy and bulky. He just doesn't look anywhere near a 6 footer when he's alone! Of course, you can see that he must be at least close to that when standing next to Morgan Freeman in the Batman movies but still...

I suppose he's 6' tall alright.
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 20/Apr/15
Bale IS 179 MAX
Sam said on 20/Apr/15
No, Harrelson does not really look taller than Bale.
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Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 19/Apr/15
Rob I am the real Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP, that 3/Apr/15 comment didn't come from me, someone must be impersonating me. Bale IS 179 MAX though, I agree with the comment.
mike 1.82 said on 17/Apr/15
1.77 cm listed Woody Harrelson looks 2cm or more taller than Bale. Out of Furnace movie. Maybe because Woody Harrelson uses boots with lifts. Bale is 1.79 barefoot maybe i say maybe 1.80 in the mourning. Be REALISTIC PEOPLE
TJ said on 16/Apr/15
Solid 6'0". No more no less.
6 foot guys always get mistaken for 5-11 the same way 5-11 guys get mistaken for 5-10.
If you want to see what a 5-11 guy looks like, look at DiCaprio.
Bale's wife is also 5'8".
Bale's father was reported to be 6 foot 5, so it's not surprising that he is at least 6 feet tall.

He's also very health concious and knows how to maintain his weight so there is a strong chance that he will be 6 foot until he's in his mid 50's before he starts going down to the 5-11 or 5-10 range.
Appe 6ft 0.5 said on 15/Apr/15
Just finished to rewatch American psycho for its 15th birthday , in this Bale looks to me in the 180-182 range. Don t think he is even a flat 183
Judd said on 12/Apr/15
Lorne??? says on 11/Apr/15
182cm.

"Christian Bale's height is 5ft11.75in"

A big 6 footer just doesn't look the way he looks with other people.

I mean Joseph Gordon Levitt can look barely 176 at times, yet bale looks maybe 2.5 inces taller. At least 2 inches shorter than guys like Freeman and Caine, and with Jackman's downgrade it becomes even more apperant this guy dips under 6ft...

Finally, he was viably a tad shorter than Robert Sean Leonard, who's lucky if he's 6ft himself.

I mean, does anyone here think Bale would be the same height as a David Duchovny? With that said, 5'11(and some saying even less) is silly, but I do maintain he is a fraction under 6 feet. He's close enough to honestly claim 6ft though...


One day that'll be his listing. He could be as low as 5ft11.5, but 11.75 is just fine.

i agree, too
Lorne??? said on 11/Apr/15
182cm.

"Christian Bale's height is 5ft11.75in"

A big 6 footer just doesn't look the way he looks with other people.

I mean Joseph Gordon Levitt can look barely 176 at times, yet bale looks maybe 2.5 inces taller. At least 2 inches shorter than guys like Freeman and Caine, and with Jackman's downgrade it becomes even more apperant this guy dips under 6ft...

Finally, he was viably a tad shorter than Robert Sean Leonard, who's lucky if he's 6ft himself.

I mean, does anyone here think Bale would be the same height as a David Duchovny? With that said, 5'11(and some saying even less) is silly, but I do maintain he is a fraction under 6 feet. He's close enough to honestly claim 6ft though...


One day that'll be his listing. He could be as low as 5ft11.5, but 11.75 is just fine.
Judd said on 11/Apr/15
JJF says on 9/Apr/15
Concerning the Bale / Bradley Cooper comparisons - Bale is 1.82m and cooper is 1.84m, any more visual difference is footwear and/or posture.

i agree.
Peter said on 11/Apr/15
STRONG 6'0
JJF said on 9/Apr/15
Concerning the Bale / Bradley Cooper comparisons - Bale is 1.82m and cooper is 1.84m, any more visual difference is footwear and/or posture.
Amaze said on 7/Apr/15
How can he be 5'10 range guys don't be silly he's a 6 ft guy
Bishop said on 6/Apr/15
Yep, he's a good 6 ft. At worst, a fraction under it. Don't know where all of these absurd 5'10" range comments are coming from.
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 3/Apr/15
179max
mike 1.82 said on 30/Mar/15
1.80- 1.81 bale. Copper 1.83 max hugh jackman 1.85- 1.86 max.
b-mint1994 said on 26/Mar/15
He looks close enough to 6 foot to keep him there. At worst I think he's 5'11.75".
Dave618 said on 20/Mar/15
Bale seems like a legit six footer and Cooper seems like a legit six one. And these are the heights they claim, so there shouldn't be a wide divergence of opinion on the matter.
Judd said on 15/Mar/15
burtmacklin says on 12/Mar/15
Wrong. Cooper is very height conscious and is always trying to appear taller whether that be by his posture or the fact that he's a chronic lift wearer. In the hangover helms and cooper seem to be about the same height, give or take 1cm. Bale doesn't seem very height conscious and often has poor posture. He's a solid 6 footer, if cooper is taller at all its not by more than a cm.

I do not agree
Dave618 said on 15/Mar/15
Bale is playing Travis McGee, a famous literary character who is six four and 205. Bale is probably going to be very good it in, he starts with peter Dinklage as Meyer, his buddy. I think they are still calling the film Deep Blue Goodbye but it looks like its about to go into production.
burtmacklin said on 12/Mar/15
Wrong. Cooper is very height conscious and is always trying to appear taller whether that be by his posture or the fact that he's a chronic lift wearer. In the hangover helms and cooper seem to be about the same height, give or take 1cm. Bale doesn't seem very height conscious and often has poor posture. He's a solid 6 footer, if cooper is taller at all its not by more than a cm.
Judd said on 2/Mar/15
I personally think that there's not much difference between a 182 and 183 guy...I am telling you only that between Bale and Cooper there're at least 2 cms...Cooper in the most of the pictures does look taller than Bale by 0,75-1"...
If actually Bale is 6' and Cooper 6'0.5" that's mean that there won't be much relevant difference between they.
It's the same topic between Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms: in the 90% of the pictures Ed Helms appears 1" shorter than Bradley Cooper...

IMO Chris Bale is a proper 5'11.5-11.75" guy (or 182 cms) so he's "almost 6'" but not a full one...I don't believe that he's as tall as legit 6' guys like Duchovny, Hayden Christensen or others...
Arch Stanton said on 2/Mar/15
Joe says on 1/Mar/15

Models are people who can NEVER lie about their height and weight because their job relies on their appearance and ability to wear
clothes and convey a look.

Well that's false for a start, a lot of models lie about their height. Cara Delevingne claims 5'9.5 I think and is barely 5 ft 7. Modelling agencies tamper with listings all the time, especially if they're over 6 ft. Quite common for a 6'1 range lady to be listed at 182 and a 6'4" guy to be listed at 6'2-6'2.5. 182 is possible for Bale but I agree that he generally pretty much looks a proper 6' guy.
Judd said on 2/Mar/15
Joe says on 1/Mar/15
Modeling agencies tend to be very serious about two things, a model's height and their weight, and they measure them barefoot with measuring tape, not on a doctor's scale, but usually against a wall using a tape measure. Models are people who can NEVER lie about their height and weight because their job relies on their appearance and ability to wear clothes and convey a look.
The current Superman actor was a male model for a while, and was measured at 184cm which is 6 feet and 4/10ths of an inch in American terms.

never heard them! In Fact there's a lot of models who have more height listings, distant 1" or more one from each other!
Joe said on 1/Mar/15
Modeling agencies tend to be very serious about two things, a model's height and their weight, and they measure them barefoot with measuring tape, not on a doctor's scale, but usually against a wall using a tape measure. Models are people who can NEVER lie about their height and weight because their job relies on their appearance and ability to wear clothes and convey a look.
The current Superman actor was a male model for a while, and was measured at 184cm which is 6 feet and 4/10ths of an inch in American terms.
Judd said on 1/Mar/15
Joe says on 28/Feb/15
I laugh at all these claims of Bale being 5'11, his wife is a model, models are measured barefoot, she is 5'10" and he has at least 2 inches and a bit more on her in every photo that they are together, Bale is a solid 6 feet tall. It was no wonder early in his adult acting career he got away with claiming to be 6'2", I recall that is what he claimed his height to be when Batman Begins was released, they said he was the first Batman actor since Adam West to stand the same height as the Batman actor but it became clear he was not that height and then he was downgraded to 6'1" and then in 2012 downgraded to 6 feet but people seem to down grade him further, but in reality it was his public relations people that were exaggerating his height, he was always 6 feet even, he even said it himself.

"models are always measured barefeet"?
are you sure about that??? the most of the models claim to be taller than their actual height! For example, Elle MacPherson, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr...
For a model height is important so i guess there're a lot of chance that they lie about their height. The only celeb who i met in my life until now is Bar Refaeli and when i met her she had heels on but i thought she was in the 5'8-8.5" range because she was very close in height with similar shoes to a girl who i know that barefeet is in the 5'8" range...
For Bar 5'8" is maybe a tad underestimate, 5'8.25-8.5" is perfect, 5'9" is overestimate...
I remeber that years ago she claimed to be in the 5'9.5" range...
Actually i think models are never measured barefeet, never...

About Chris Bale, also Hayden Christen passed at first for a 6'1.5" guy, but he's clearly shorter...For Hayden 6'0" is the best listing i guess, while for Bale 182 cms would be better...I agree he's taller than 5'11" but not a full 1"!
Dejavu said on 1/Mar/15
A bit under 6'0 is closer
Danimal said on 28/Feb/15
Didn't look a full 6'0" in American Psycho. He actually looked shorter than 5'11.5" Josh Lucas.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Feb/15
5ft11 is ridiculous for Bale.
Joe said on 28/Feb/15
I laugh at all these claims of Bale being 5'11, his wife is a model, models are measured barefoot, she is 5'10" and he has at least 2 inches and a bit more on her in every photo that they are together, Bale is a solid 6 feet tall. It was no wonder early in his adult acting career he got away with claiming to be 6'2", I recall that is what he claimed his height to be when Batman Begins was released, they said he was the first Batman actor since Adam West to stand the same height as the Batman actor but it became clear he was not that height and then he was downgraded to 6'1" and then in 2012 downgraded to 6 feet but people seem to down grade him further, but in reality it was his public relations people that were exaggerating his height, he was always 6 feet even, he even said it himself.
Shamrock said on 27/Feb/15
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP says on 25/Feb/15
He's 5'11" MAX.

yet he edges out 5'11.25 listed christopher nolan...
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 25/Feb/15
He's 5'11" MAX.
Judd said on 24/Feb/15
I agree with Axaros! 182 in cms!
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 24/Feb/15
He's 5'11" MAX.
Hypado said on 23/Feb/15
For me:

Bradley Cooper - 6ft 0.5in , 184.2 cm
Christian Bale - 6ft 0in, 182.8 cm
Axaros said on 22/Feb/15
he seems same height to Mattew Mcconaughey (5'11'). In my opinion he's 5'11.5" max 5'11.75"
CDS said on 19/Feb/15
I just don't see 6' for this guy; I'm going to say 5'11"-5'11 1/2" barefeet, but not quite a solid 6'.
Judd said on 16/Feb/15
grizz, it's hard to see just one cms between to people...i think it's likelier there is 1" than 1 cms, looking the first picture that i posted.
my young cousin is 182 cms and his brother, my old cousin, is 183 cms (similar size as alex)...at most they look at the same level and for sure the difference isn't the same difference between Bale and Cooper...
grizz said on 15/Feb/15
I don't really see 2 cms of difference between them. Seems more like 1cm of difference. But you never know with them. Both of them usually carry a loose posture.
Hypado said on 15/Feb/15
Christian Bale's height is 5ft 11.75in (182 cm)

A weak 183 cm.
Judd said on 6/Feb/15
Joe, please pay attention. At first, Bale has best posture than Cooper.
Second: look at the written "Berlin Festival"...for each written, the distance between them and the floor it's the same. Now, Cooper is as tall or maybe a tad taller than the written (considering his hairs) while Bale doesn't reach it. The distance between the camera and the two actors is the same because they are on the same line.

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In the 90-95% of the picture Bradley Cooper does look VISIBLY taller than Bale, so that means that there's more than 0,5" between they.
Now if you think that Bale is a legit 6' guy, then Cooper can't be shorter than 6'0.75", with a good chance to be 6'1".

In cms i think Cooper is a legit 184 cms, while Bale is 2 cms shorter, so a legit 182 cms...IMO his perfect listing would be 5'11.75".
Joe said on 5/Feb/15
This is a photo of both Bale and Cooper and the director American Hustle standing together, you can tell Cooper has some really thick heels on his shoes. Bale's are not so much.
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Joe said on 5/Feb/15
There is no way Bale is under 6 feet tall, by the his wife Sibi was a model and she is 5'11", and Bale appears to be over an inch taller than her. So he is definitely a good solid 6 footer. He appeared shorter than Chris Cooper in American Hustle only because he was bending and hunching over but in reality the two are roughly the same height. I really think Bale is over 6 feet tall.
Judd said on 3/Feb/15
Joe says on 3/Feb/15
I think Bale might actually be a bit bigger than 6 feet tall, if he is only 4cm shorter than Jackman who is 6'2" that translates into 1.5" inches, in other words he is 6'0.5" tall, so he would be the same height as Henry Cavill, Man of Steel Superman. Christian Bale's public relations representives listed him as 6'2" when Batman Begins was released and when it became apparent that he was not that tall, he was downgraded to 6'1" and remained there for 4 years, when Dark Knight came out he was listed as 6'1", and then when Dark Knight Rises was released he was listed as 6' feet even, but I think he might be bigger.

i am not sure and i think that the fact he was listed before at 6'2" doesn't mean anything!
In all pictures with equally conditions, Chris Bale does look a weak inche, so likely 2 cms, under Bradley Cooper.
Cooper is a legit 6'0.5" guy for sure...I think 5'11.75" would be an honest listing for Bale, not a full 6'!
Sam said on 3/Feb/15
Even with bad posture you can tell he is a fair bit taller than 5'10, proportions and all. Looks 182cm to me.
184.3cm said on 3/Feb/15
Come on..he is not the same height as Henry. He has a large forehead so i can believe that people would think he is 5'11 range but he is around 6' even. I would bet on him dropping under the mark in the evening than being above it.
Joe said on 3/Feb/15
I think Bale might actually be a bit bigger than 6 feet tall, if he is only 4cm shorter than Jackman who is 6'2" that translates into 1.5" inches, in other words he is 6'0.5" tall, so he would be the same height as Henry Cavill, Man of Steel Superman. Christian Bale's public relations representives listed him as 6'2" when Batman Begins was released and when it became apparent that he was not that tall, he was downgraded to 6'1" and remained there for 4 years, when Dark Knight came out he was listed as 6'1", and then when Dark Knight Rises was released he was listed as 6' feet even, but I think he might be bigger.
Judd said on 2/Feb/15
Joe says on 1/Feb/15
He is not 179cm tall, he is a full 6 feet, Christopher Nolan who is the director of the Dark Knight films stands 180cm tall, and Bale stands about an inch taller, Bale actually is more than an inch taller, I think he might be more than 6 feet tall. The bare minimum for Bale is 6 feet.

joe, probably there is no a picture where Bale is just one inch taller than nolan.
On the average the look at the same level, but sometimes nolan does look an hair taller and others bale, but i never seen 1" between they!
indeed I've read past comments and also rob thought, at first, that nolan was slightly higher than a straight 6 'guy.
Danimal said on 1/Feb/15
Joe says on 30/Jan/15
Bale is a solid 6 feet tall, he stands about an inch taller than Nolan who is 5'11". I have no idea why people keep downgrading his height

It's the nature of this site. Most people have an inherent desire or more so need to lower other's height as a means to make themselves feel bigger and better. It's easy to spot those types of posters. There are some people on here who are objective and just call it as they actually see it and not how they think or want it to look.
Joe said on 1/Feb/15
He is not 179cm tall, he is a full 6 feet, Christopher Nolan who is the director of the Dark Knight films stands 180cm tall, and Bale stands about an inch taller, Bale actually is more than an inch taller, I think he might be more than 6 feet tall. The bare minimum for Bale is 6 feet.
Krazy Jap said on 31/Jan/15
Bale is a solid 179cm tall.
Judd said on 20/Jan/15
S.J.H says on 17/Jan/15
He look a solid 5'11.75 and Hugh Jakman a solid 6'1.75 they just round up by the few mm to nearest mark

I agree! I think Jackman is as tall as me, so 187 cms (6'1.65-1.75") and Chris Bale is even 2" shorter. I think that if my young first cousin, who is 182 cms tall, will meet Bale, they would be at the same level (eye-to-eye)!
cole said on 4/Jan/15
Looks a solid inch taller than 5'11 listed Joel Edgerton

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Judd said on 4/Jan/15
I think between Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale there're about 0,75-8", or solidly 2 cms if you prefer metric system.
If Cooper is 6'0.5" then Bale can't be taller than 5'11.75".
As Dmeyer said before, that's his perfect listing.
S.J.H said on 3/Jan/15
He look like a solid 5ft11.5 and could be 6ft on a good day
cole said on 1/Jan/15
Looking 4 cm shorter than Hugh Jackman here: Click Here
Joe said on 31/Dec/14
Affleck might be the same height as the comic book character but when you think about it, I seriously doubt he will be able to match Bale's performance as Batman. Bale is 6 feet tall, I think that is good enough to portray Batman, his muscular and athletic build also helps make him credible as a superhero. Gary Oldman told the press that Affleck has "big shoes to fill" referring to Bale's exceptional performance as Batman. I got to agree with Gary, there is no way Affleck will eclipse Bale.
Sam said on 31/Dec/14
Despite having at least 2 inches on Bale, I doubt Affleck in shape for the role is that much more substantial or imposing in build than Bale was in Batman Begins, admittedly Bale had a thiner look in his two subsequent Batman films. I rate Affleck's talent as a director as greater than his as an actor.
MrTBlack said on 29/Dec/14
@SAMMY DERRICK

Bruce Wayne in the comics is 6'2". Ben Affleck is the new Batman and he's a little over 6'2" so I think he has more of the height and build of Batman than Christian Bale does allthough it's beyond me how someone like Michael Keaton would be considered for Batman. He has nothing that resembles Batman/Bruce Wayne in the comics.
Joe said on 25/Dec/14
In his early years Bale was listed as 6'2" up until Batman Begins was released, and it was said he was the only actor to stand the same height as the comic character since Adam West. Then his height was downgraded to 6'1" and then 6 feet tall. He himself interviews has said he is 6 feet tall, I would buy that. His successor Ben Affleck is an actual 6'2" but I seriously doubt that Affleck will come close to being as good a Batman as Bale.
Mike 1.82 said on 20/Dec/14
I just Saw the movie Exodos. Bale is 3-4 cm taller than Joel. both uses hidden heels sandals, pay atte ntion. Its very hard to discover, both looks smaller. Aaron paul listed 1.69cm next to bale 7cm bale looks 1,76cm for real. Somethimes in other movies bale loooks, 1.79 cm, 1,81 and 1.82. never a solid 1.83
Mike 1.82 said on 18/Dec/14
Bale 1.80-81 Cooper 1.83 max
jamie179cm said on 4/Dec/14
@cole i thought cooper would be atleast inche taller
cole said on 3/Dec/14
@jamie179cm: Cooper is never 3-4 cm taller than Bale.
jamie179cm said on 1/Dec/14
i think bradly cooper is a legit 183cm guy as for bale i say 179cm to 180cm max i think bale could be the same height as me
Dmeyer said on 30/Nov/14
5'11.75 Will be perfect listing
The Master said on 30/Nov/14
Bale maybe 5'11.5 or 6'. George Clooney is NOT 5'11.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Nov/14
He can 5ft11˝ at times but can also look nearer 6ft1. In the Bat Suit he was probably at least 6ft2. He's still looks a bit taller than Nolan...
Dejavu said on 27/Nov/14
He really looks 5'11.5 often.
SAMMY DERRICK said on 25/Nov/14
1.Lewis G.Wilson-unknown,unknown.
2.Robert Lowery-6'1(185cm),unknown.
3.Adam West-6'2(188cm),6'2(188cm).
4.Michael Keaton-5'10(178cm),5'9(175cm).
5.Val Kilmer-6'0(183cm),5'11.5(182cm).
6.George Clooney-5'11(180cm),5'10.75(180cm).
7.Christian Bale-6'0(183cm),6'0(183cm).
These are the heights of all the Batman actors.The first part is the answer I get from any search engine and the second part are the heights from this website.The average height of a Batman actor is 6'0(183cm)/5'11.25(181cm).
Christian Bale is ideal Batman at 6'0 with chiseled features he truly portrays the character PERFECTLY!!!
Darren510 said on 25/Nov/14
Agree on Batman begins. Bale is about 4 inches shorter than Neeson. Bale is 6ft...At the very least he is 5'11.5
Lebensdorf said on 24/Nov/14
He is 6 feet even. This is what a perfect 6 footer looks like. In Batman Begins, Liam Neeson does not really tower over him that much, no more than 4 inches. They stand next to each other and they fight. Bale is not dwarfed, the way a 5'10 guy would be. Give the guy a break, people.
Dejavu said on 22/Nov/14
I think he is 6'0. Although he can often look under it
rmv said on 20/Nov/14
183 looks spot on. a solid 6 footer
Joe said on 18/Nov/14
Bale said he is 6 feet tall, for many years he was listed as 6'2", and when Batman Begins was released in 2005, there were articles that stated Bale stood the same height and weight as the comic book Batman which is 6'2" and 210 pounds. Then the 6'2" was downgrade to 6'1", then finally to 6 feet even. Still probably the best actor to portray Batman. Ben Affleck, his successor might be around the same weight and height as the Batman comicbook character, but Bale is the definitive on screen Batman.
Krazy Monster said on 18/Nov/14
I agree with ali.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Nov/14
I agree with Jake.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 13/Nov/14
Legit 6ft guy, I tend to believe.
ali said on 8/Nov/14
179cm max. Tall for an actor. 6'0 in his dreams. Standard hollywood height= real height +4cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Nov/14
He's one of those guys who can appear both ˝in over and under 6ft at times...
1.79 cm guy said on 31/Oct/14
i'd say he is definitely between 5'11''- 6'0'' mark. just not so quite sure about that he's a full 6'0'' guy. (could be like 5'11.5'' i think.) but he's taller than average for sure.
Njp said on 31/Oct/14
Strong 5'11". I've stood close to him on several occasions now. The first few times I wasn't conscious of his height but since he seems marginally taller than me, both in dress shoes. I'm 5'10" flat in the evening.
Sam said on 29/Oct/14
I just don't buy 5'10"-5'11" range for Bale, the lowest I'd go is 5'11.5". I'd think 5'11.75"-6'0" is what he usually looks. I'd he can look pretty close in height to 5'11" range guys like Christopher Nolan, Matthew McConaughey and Joel Edgerton but I think at times he also can seem around a cm taller.
SantaMonican said on 20/Oct/14
I saw him in a restaurant in Santa Monica a few years ago with his family. He was very wiry in build (not stocky at all), and although I was sitting down, he did not strike me as particularly tall--5'11" max. Ordinary looking guy in person, but he sure photographs great--saw trailer for Exodus last night. My guess is he's 5'10-1/2" to 5'11" max.
5ft10guy said on 19/Oct/14
I Like this guy's role as batman but I have to agree with grizz when I look at him I dont thiink tall and in batman he looked luke a 5ft11 guy Morgan and even the actor who played alfred we're a bit taller
cole said on 11/Oct/14
@Celebheights 188cm: Wouldn't bet on any of those guys being taller than their listed heights.
Judd said on 7/Oct/14
@Celebheight188

Liam Neeson: 6'3.5" (6'4" peak)
Morgan Freeman: 6'1.75" (6'2.5" peak)
Heath Ledger: 6'0.75"-6'1"
Bradley Cooper: 6'0.5"
Christopher Nolan: 5'11"
Christian Bale: 5'11.5"-6'0"
Leonardo DiCaprio: 5'11"-5'11.25"
Tom Hardy: 5'9"
Tom Hanks: 5'11.5" (6'0")
Nicolas Cage: 6'0"
Judd said on 6/Oct/14
John, same thing for tommy lee Jones...you have the proof? You took a picture with him?
It's hard for me believe Chris is only 5'11...he looks taller
cole said on 5/Oct/14
@John: Post it.
John said on 5/Oct/14
I'm 5'10" and one half inch ON THE DOT. Stood next to Bale for a picture at a theater in Hollywood- he had about 1/2 inch on me, IF THAT. The guy is 5'11", period.
MaskDeMasque said on 25/Sep/14
An inch shorter than cooper in American Hustle. 5`11.5.
jamie179cm said on 20/Sep/14
grizz 6ft isn't tall imo because young people are so tall nowdays but yeah bale could be as low as my height
Arch Stanton said on 14/Sep/14
Rob can you add Empire of the Sun as well? Well, he wasn't 6 ft in Spielberg's Empire of the Sun :-) Talented actor from a young age though.
Rell said on 10/Sep/14
It look like at least three inch differential between him and Freeman in all the Batman movies. Freeman is listed at 6'2".
Josh said on 27/Aug/14
@grizz
That's more to do with body type and proportions. Bale doesn't have long legs and is actually quite stocky when he's not losing insane amount of weight for certain roles. He doesn't 'seem' like a tall guy, but I can easily see him being 182~183cm.
Visitor said on 27/Aug/14
5'11.5
grizz said on 20/Aug/14
He never seemed to me like a tall guy. He's 181-182 cm tops. A legit 6ft guy really stands out of the crowd most of the time - take a look at Bradley Cooper, David Duchovny and Channing - first thing that pops to your mind when seeing them is "tall". Looking at Bale, "average" springs to my mind.
cole said on 11/Aug/14
@jamieorr4: Didn't say he was always right either. There is no right or wrong answer unless you witness an exact measurement. But of course there is a certain range celebrities can look, and in that regard I don't think Rob is wrong very often. Like with Christian Bale, he'd say 5'11.5 - 6'0 is what he can look. Feel free to argue whatever you like, but Christian Bale is taller than 179 cm, and you won't get much support on a statement like that from any of the users on here with common sense and a real knack for estimating height.
jamieorr4 said on 7/Aug/14
cole i don't think rob is always right
Sam said on 7/Aug/14
I know that bending your back can cause back soreness after spending just a few hours working in my basement where I can't stand at full height but then a few weeks later I really did a number on my back stupidly using poor form while doing some deadlifts...I'd be surprised though considering Bale's was 39 when he filmed Hustle that he "damaged his spine" permanently from just slouching down, although I'm sure curving his back for days while filming would result in him needing stretching, rest and maybe some physical therapy.
[Editor Rob: he'll spend money on a good chiropractor who will help him realign his posture and try to get it natural and feeling relaxed but straight.]
tankman said on 5/Aug/14
He's actually shorter now he damaged his spine while filming American Hustle and lost a few inches
Somebody's Problem said on 4/Aug/14
He seemed to be in the 5'11 range in American Psycho.
But after watching Harsh Times, as he towered 5'6 Freddy Rodríguez...
6 footer, not a doubt
SaveUsY2J said on 28/Jul/14
182-183cm. Nothing more, nothing less.
David F said on 28/Jul/14
He's definitely shorter than that- I make this judgement by weight: if you look at these weight change images online- such as [qph.is.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-3f816be36748401a02128c7ed45d8170?convert_to_webp=true]- trust me, as a gym guy, someone with as much mass as him in batman begins@6'0 will weigh WAY more than 190. That picture for Batman begins looks like a typical jacked 5'10"-5'11" dude weighing 190 if we trust those weights.
James B said on 27/Jul/14
It could be because he was stocky and bulked up but in batman begins looked like a typical 181cm (5'11) guy.
Amaze said on 26/Jul/14
I looked at him and bradley cooper together. He looks 1cm shorter. I think bale is a weak 6' but hes defo still a 6' guy he looks taller than 5'10-11 guys for sure. He drops to 182 before bed i think. 5'11.5-75 before bed is his low. 6'0.75 is high. Hes a 6' guy. Anything lower 5'11.5 is wrong. If you think he is 5'11 or anything lower like 5'10 range then that is absolutely ridiculous. Nothing below 182 at his low. Hes 183. Love it if rob could get a pic with him
Amaze said on 26/Jul/14
Rob so many people think he is not 6' i cant believe it. Rob do you think he is a strong or a weak 6'? Maybe he is 184 out of bed 183 during day and 182 before bed? I cant see anything lower than 6'. Below 5'11.5 is pushing it. He has had bad posture in films but i do think he is a 6' guy.
Guy said on 24/Jul/14
182-183
177cmGuy said on 20/Jul/14
Bale is 182cm which is close enough for 6'0. People who think that he is 5'10 forget that he had bad posture in American hustle. This guy is a method actor it doesn't surprise me that he was slouching to potray the character in a really accurate manner.
Miiiiiiighty_- said on 17/Jul/14
He looks 182cm to me.
I can't buy anything smaller than 181 for this guy.
Realist said on 11/Jul/14
I am damn sure Rob won't get a guys height by 2 inches but people like :
pad,cole,saveusy2j
I am considering his posture as well and its not difficult to lose an inch because of ur posture. Also i said he is not 6'0, but i am not ruling out anything above 5'11. Could be 181-82 not 6'0 though. Rob has himself downgraded or upgraded many people's heights himself. @Pad Also I don't wanna be called an idiot. Learn some respect.
[Editor Rob: always remember a height can only be revealed to be wrong when a proper measurement is done. Of course, there are degrees of believability in guessing celebrities heights, and also a general consensus as to what they might be.

I believe a lot of the time the overall guesses of a celebrity from a few hundred people would work out quite close, within half inch...unless lifts and various postures were always a factor. I would also discount the media effect for someone like Tom were a significant number of people start believing 5ft 5 is plausible.]
pad said on 2/Jul/14
so many idiots claim this man is 5'10 because of a movie where the camera made him look that way.
6'0 for christian bale.
cole said on 29/Jun/14
@Jamieorr4, Big B, Jamz:
Rob Paul getting a celeb's height wrong by 2 whole inches? Are you having a laugh? Dear lord.
SaveUsY2J said on 29/Jun/14
@Realist: Because neither of them look under that mark? Because Hardy is listed as 5'9" and Rob actually saw him in person years ago? Oldman is listed as 5'8.5", yes, which is the mark he's likely heading towards in the next couple of years, but back in 2012, when he and Bale were photographed together at the TDKR premiere, he was still holding onto his peak height of 5'9". There's not a chance in hell that Bale is as low as 5'11, and 5'10 is farcical. He might be a fraction under 6ft, 5'11.75 perhaps, but no less than that.
Balrog said on 28/Jun/14
5'11.5". Hardy is defo a legit 5'9" if not a bit more. Oldman is under 5'9"
Realist said on 25/Jun/14
@SaveUsY2J Who said Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman are a full 5'9 ? This guy is definitely not 6'0.
Hypado said on 23/Jun/14
182cm
jonas said on 20/Jun/14
Realist says on 21/May/14
Minimum: 178 cm nowdays due to his posture could dip lower but peak height was about 182. I think hes more 180-81 nowdays. I cant believe that i am talking about a 40 year old guy like this.

peak height? are you joking?! He's 40, he's still in his peak height!!!!
In american hustle he had bad posture but he hasn't still lost anything!!!
SaveUsY2J said on 10/Jun/14
Jesus, this page would benefit from being locked. He's taller than 5'11" guys like Christopher Nolan and has a good three or so inches on 5'9" guys like Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy, yet the amount of idiots on here who sincerely think he's as low as 5'10" is staggering.
jamieorr4 said on 6/Jun/14
Ted your right but i do bradley cooper is the legit 6ft guy here and bale is 510.5 imo, 511 isn't short but its also not tall. i say tall starts at 61
Adam said on 6/Jun/14
Rob, he is 5'11. Just watch any of his scenes with 5'9 Casey Affleck in Out Of The Furnace for proof.

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