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Christian Bale height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)

British Actor best known for playing Batman in The Dark Knight trilogy. He has also had memorable roles in films such as American Hustle, The Machinist, The Fighter, The Prestige, Empire of the Sun and American Psycho. He commented in a WWD interview (October 2010) on his his weight loss for The Machinist, saying: "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."


Christian and Reese Witherspoon
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faiz says on 19/Nov/14
he looks same height (if not short) to Joel Edgerton
Joe says 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 says on 18/Nov/14
I agree with ali.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 17/Nov/14
I agree with Jake.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m says on 13/Nov/14
Legit 6ft guy, I tend to believe.
ali says on 8/Nov/14
179cm max. Tall for an actor. 6'0 in his dreams. Standard hollywood height= real height +4cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 11/Oct/14
@Celebheights 188cm: Wouldn't bet on any of those guys being taller than their listed heights.
Celebheights 188 CM says on 9/Oct/14
Heath Ledger looked 186-187 CM in 10 things I Hate About you. He had an inch on a 6'0.5"/184 CM listed guy and destroyed Joseph Gordon Levitt who is listed as 176 CM (5'9.25"). He's a tall guy, so 186 CM is believable for him (which puts Christian Bale at 6'0.25"). Leonardo DiCaprio strikes me as 181-182 CM. He appears too tall in my perspective to just be 5'11". So 6'0.25" is a good shout for Bale.
Judd says 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 says 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 says on 5/Oct/14
@John: Post it.
John says 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 says on 25/Sep/14
An inch shorter than cooper in American Hustle. 5`11.5.
jamie179cm says 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 says 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.
Celebheights 188 says on 14/Sep/14
50 Cent and Chris Evans as well.
Celebheights 188 says on 14/Sep/14
Liam Neeson: 6'3.75"
Morgan Freeman: 6'2.25"
Heath Ledger: 6'1.25"
Bradley Cooper: 6'0.75"-6'1"
Christian Nolan: 6'0.5"
Bale: 6'0"-6'0.25"
Dicaprio: 5'11.5"
Tom Hardy: 5'9.5"

He's a genuine 6'0" like Tom Hanks and Nicolas Cage are.
Rell says 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 says 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 says on 27/Aug/14
5'11.5
grizz says 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 says 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 says on 7/Aug/14
cole i don't think rob is always right
Sam says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 28/Jul/14
182-183cm. Nothing more, nothing less.
David F says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 24/Jul/14
182-183
177cmGuy says 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_- says on 17/Jul/14
He looks 182cm to me.
I can't buy anything smaller than 181 for this guy.
Realist says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 23/Jun/14
182cm
jonas says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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.
jamieorr4 says on 5/Jun/14
Big B well i guess 510 is the lowist i would go for him
Big B says on 4/Jun/14
He's 5'10. Take a look at his earlier films and it's obvious. This place is the most charitable site on the web. So many of these guys are way shorter than what they are listed at here.
jamieorr4 says on 2/Jun/14
i agree with jamz a legit 6ft guy imo is bradley cooper and hayden christensen not bale and bale is probably 179cm to 180cm
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.
James B says on 9/May/14
Most of the looks 5'11 in his movies
jamz says on 30/Apr/14
I personally think he could be as short as 5'10.5". He's never seemed 6'0" to me.
Certainly around the 5'11" mark
James B says on 17/Apr/14
He did look 185cm in the machinist but that was only because he was rake thin for the role.

Bale is quite large framed so that might be why in some of his movies like batman begins he looks 5'11.
cole says on 16/Apr/14
@SaveUsY2J: That's because people find no reason to doubt his claim - he (Duchovny) actually looks it consistantly. But I agree with what you're getting at. Most celebs listed around the 6ft mark get a lot of people saying 5'10-11, which in most cases is quite rediculous.

Bale I don't think would turn out to be a legit 6 footer at his low though, but I doubt he'd be just 5'11, that's too low a guess. Imo he's probably somewhere in the 181,5 - 182,5 cm range, still closer to 6ft than 5'11.
SaveUsY2J says on 14/Apr/14
@chris- Except for David Duchovny. He seems to be the only 6-footer on here people will unanimously accept.
League of Shadows says on 12/Apr/14
I agree with Teddy.
Bale's no more than 5'11".
chris says on 11/Apr/14
@SaveUsY2J
I think it's a rule on this site for actors listed as 6'0 to have people saying he's 5'10 or 5'11.
SaveUsY2J says on 9/Apr/14
Hilarious how some people actually think he's 5'11" or lower when he's visibly taller than Christopher Nolan.... who is 5'11.
Sam says on 7/Apr/14
Agreed, Rob, could you add The Fighter and American Hustle due to his Oscar win and nomination for those parts?
League of Shadows says on 7/Apr/14
I agree with Teddy.
Bale's no more than 5'11".
Lorne says on 6/Apr/14
Shouldn't you add The Fighter? I mean he did win an Oscar for it, and I think it is good to list those things
League of Shadows says on 6/Apr/14
I agree with Teddy.
Bale's no more than 5'11".
Ted says on 6/Apr/14
Bale's no more than 5'11".

You can see plenty of premiere photos of Bale standing next to 6'0.5" Bradley Cooper, and consistently looking about an inch and a half shorter.

The exception is when Bale is standing closer to the camera in order to look taller... which he seems to do a lot, LOL. I think he worries about his height, which is silly, he's not short.
James B says on 3/Apr/14
Funny in batman begins bale gave me a 5'11 or 181cm impression whereas Liam Neeson looked 6'3 1/2 or 6'3. Michael Caine looked 6ft in the film also. Morgan freeman however seemed a legit 6'2.
chris says on 3/Apr/14
SMH, the things people say on this site. If he's under 6'0, I'm a cheese sandwich.
Sam says on 25/Mar/14
"yeah crazyjap reincarnated into the crazy devil lol, one and the same, but bigger, meaner and crazier than before." Does that also go for axis of evil and fsd? Is Rob getting lax with the multiple user name policy?
[Editor Rob: it's one and the same, although I deleted a few of the recent posts as it's the same old 179-80 argument]
fsd says on 18/Mar/14
bale is a weak 5'11 ft which makes him a strong 5'10ft
Jones says on 16/Mar/14
182 cm.
MD says on 13/Mar/14
Rob,

Can you block out this "the craziest devil" fella? He's a return of "CrazyJap".
[Editor Rob: yeah crazyjap reincarnated into the crazy devil lol, one and the same, but bigger, meaner and crazier than before.]
Batman says on 12/Mar/14
Christian does look 6 foot but due to his role gaining weight in American Hustle, Bale did mention in an article or something i forgot, that he loss three inches to his height. I wonder if its true and if its possible to gain his height back, he is getting old.
jim says on 11/Mar/14
Bale is either a strong 5'10" or weak 5'11" People just want him to be taller because Batman can't be that short.
Connor 184.5-185cm says on 9/Mar/14
@Maio Sam Neil was a legit 6 footer back in the 90s in films like Dead Calm and jurrasic Park he had 2 inches on 5ft 10.5 Nicole Kidman in Dead Calm for sure now hes probably 182cm as listed on Celebheights,Christian Bale i think is at least 6ft though 5ft 11.75 isnt impossible.
Connor 184.5-185cm says on 7/Mar/14
@the craziest devil dont...please dont be like that guy "CrazyJap" its a bit strange why he kept constantly posting the same comments "Bale is 179cm" eight times in a row. But Bale is no way 179cm he is at very least just about 6ft-182.9cm and just over 5ft 11.75 at worst 5ft 10.5 IS crazy, BTW we dont need any more of the same comments repeating over and over again because its very unusual!.

And rob dont you think theres something odd why the guy kept on posting the same comments over and over again? isnt it spamming? and this other guy "the craziest devil" is starting to be like him unless its the same guy and changed his username.
Connor 184.5-185cm says on 5/Mar/14
Rob batmans height is 6ft 2-188cm in the comics, i think Christian looks about 6ft aswell 182.9-3cm, how tall could he be in the bat suit?
[Editor Rob: I'm not sure how much the shoes and the cap might actually give.]
cole says on 3/Mar/14
How tall is David O. Russell? 5'9?
Ghene says on 19/Feb/14
182 is the correct listing.
Balrog says on 15/Feb/14
Why is always Cooper wearing thick dress shoes? Cooper 184cm and Bale 182cm.
MD says on 13/Feb/14
More of the recent Bale and Cooper (and O'Russell) pics:

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Truthfinder says on 13/Feb/14
Pic is nice for height comparison between bale and bradley.. I dont see a full 6'
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JustMe says on 10/Feb/14
+/- 1.84m (honestly, who can tell it to the cm unless you get the measuring tape out)?
I am 1.76m (strong 5'9), my partner is 1.86m (genuine 6'1), and we both met him several times in a work-related fashion. He is almost the same height as my BF, there's next to nothing between them, it's a fraction. And he's very, very noticeably taller than me, and I'm not short for a woman.
I'd say his wife is roughly my height (between 5'9 and 5'10), definitely NOT the 1.80m/5'11 you sometimes find online. If she was, he'd be hitting 6'2 ;) But he's not.

Roundabout the 6' mark is absolutely accurate, rather slightly over than under...
Balrog says on 10/Feb/14
Nice pic Josh, and you're right he looks really close to Bradley Cooper there
Josh says on 7/Feb/14
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Bale looks 6ft here with Cooper and David O.Russell, especially considering how chunky the heels of Cooper's shoes are compared to the other two (look at the first picture). The listed height for both Bale and Cooper seem very plausible. In fact, I might even venture to say Cooper is just a 6ft guy who passes for taller with lifts and/or high heeled footwear.
Dejavu says on 6/Feb/14
182-183
Balrog says on 5/Feb/14
Stop spamming!
Anon183 says on 3/Feb/14
He gives a weak 6ft impression - 183-4cm out of bed, 181-2cm evening.
Sam says on 3/Feb/14
Sorry, CrazyJap, there's pretty much no way Bale is 179 cm or anything under 181 cm even when worn down by evening.
MD says on 3/Feb/14
Rob,

You think you could keep this "CrazyJap" - what an offensive handle, BTW - out of this thread if the only thing he's going to do is spam it with the same sentence?
Dejavu says on 2/Feb/14
6'0 could be a tad under.
Lorne says on 2/Feb/14
Balrog is right, Bale is 182. Though our of bed he could very well hit 184cm.
Balrog says on 1/Feb/14
Keep writing it, that way it will become true.
Balrog says on 31/Jan/14
Bale is 182cm
Sam says on 30/Jan/14
If you look at all the pics with DiCaprio and Christopher Nolan, sometimes they look the same height though Nolan seems to distinctly edge DiCaprio out in others. Similarly, Bale and Nolan do seem the same range, sometimes Bale seems to have an edge, rarely does Nolan actually seem taller. Conclusion, DiCaprio is a 5'11" even guy, Nolan a strong 5'11" (a fraction over) and Bale a weak six footer, with variations in posture, they can all look about the same height, which they almost are.
Dates says on 28/Jan/14
He's a weak 6ft. Maybe 181.5 cm or 182 cm in the evening. But who actually cares? It's just height and the listing is close enough!
Anon says on 28/Jan/14
Definitely 5'11.5 or 182cm, needs a downgrade for sure.
lelman says on 28/Jan/14
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Nolan and Bale are both weird with height, sometimes Bale will look taller, sometimes Nolan. Nolan's gotta be a bit over 5'11" (what he's listed over at internet movie database).

Nolan: 5'11.5" but good posture
Bale: 6'0" but with weird posture
Balrog says on 25/Jan/14
Bale 5'11.5" - 5'11.75" weak 6footer.
Cooper 6'0.25" - 6'0.5" can look 6'1" with his good posture and big footwear
Mr. R says on 22/Jan/14
But I have pics from American Hustle that show Bradley wearing boots with two inch heels. This is why you cannot guess celeb heights just by seeing them standing next to each other.
Lorne says on 21/Jan/14
I agree with Maio, 184cm range after a good nights sleep, 182 evening. I think he could be as low as 5ft11.5, but 5ft11.75 is more than fair.
James B says on 20/Jan/14
Arch Stanton says on 15/Jan/14
Yes, it is true that Cooper had 1.5-2 inches on him in American Hustle and looked 6'1.5-6'2", but as was said below, Bale's posture and physical health in that film was intended to be a shambles and was made to look shorter. I'd be interested to see premiere photographs of the two.


Well that and the fact cooper could be near 1 inch taller than bale.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 20/Jan/14
Bale looks like a genuine 6ft. Might drop to 182.5cm late evening and wake up close to 6ft1 like 184.5cm or something. I'd put Cooper at about 6ft1 or at the very least 6ft0.75. I
CrazyJap says on 20/Jan/14
Maio, Why so serious?
You're a loopy man. ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆
Lorne says on 19/Jan/14
He's 5'11.5-5'11.75, a legit 182cm guy. Him with Robert Sean Leanord(identical footwear and military posture) and recently with Cooper is all the proof you need. And Freeman, JGL, etc. He just isn't a big 6 footer. But he definently clears 183cm out of bed, 184cm under ideal conditions wouldn't even be a big surprise. So his claim is honest, he's just rounding up a tiny bit. But as one of my favorite actors, I really wish he could get a slight downgrade :(
cole says on 18/Jan/14
@Maio: In my opinion, Bale can look between 5'11.5 and 6'0, Cooper can look between 6'0 and 6'0.5 (if we count his usual footwear-advantage over fellow celebs). I'd go with the former or perhaps the middle option of 5'11.75 for Bale and 6'0.25 for Cooper.

I think Rob has the difference of 0.5in more or less spot on. A 0.75in difference in Cooper's favour could also be possible.

Cooper can look taller than what the reality is because of stronger footwear and Bale slouching. I'd be surprised if there was 1in + between them.
cole says on 16/Jan/14
@Arch Stanton: Look at my post from 26th December 2013.
Pallin 186 cm says on 16/Jan/14
6 feet. Otherwise the Role of Batman would have Been out of question ..
Arch Stanton says on 15/Jan/14
Yes, it is true that Cooper had 1.5-2 inches on him in American Hustle and looked 6'1.5-6'2", but as was said below, Bale's posture and physical health in that film was intended to be a shambles and was made to look shorter. I'd be interested to see premiere photographs of the two.
Arch Stanton says on 15/Jan/14
He did actually look 6'1" in 3:10 to Yuma but he was wearing cowboy boots.
Duhon says on 13/Jan/14
Fern194cm-192cm says on 12/Jan/14
He is not 6 feet. Bradley cooper has him by 1.5 inches in American Hustle. If he is 6 feet then Cooper is 6,1.5 - 6,2 and I doubt that very much, Rob.

For that role in addition to the weight gain he adopted a hunch, which actually did some damage to his back in the end after being in that position for so long.
Fern194cm-192cm says on 12/Jan/14
He is not 6 feet. Bradley cooper has him by 1.5 inches in American Hustle. If he is 6 feet then Cooper is 6,1.5 - 6,2 and I doubt that very much, Rob.
cole says on 9/Jan/14
@Balrog: Completely agree. They are pretty close.
Balrog says on 7/Jan/14
Maio in that pic you can clearly notice how Cooper is standing really straight while Bale is more relaxed. But Cooper at 6'0"-6'0.5" and Bale 5'11.5"-6'0" fits perfect.
cole says on 7/Jan/14
@Maio: He looks 2 inches + shorter in that pic, but he's not standing straight.
Sam says on 6/Jan/14
Bale is a bit shorter than the comic book Batman, but he's the first big screen Batman I can think of to get into the kind of shape to look like he could kick one's ass. Val Kilmer might have been fit back in Batman Returns, but he didn't look imposing as Bale did in Batman Begins. Michael Keaton was too small (although he gave a really good performance) and Adam West obviously wasn't too intimidating.
NJP says on 6/Jan/14
181cm flat.
Balrog says on 5/Jan/14
Not the best shots but here he looks very similar to Bradley Cooper:
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Mick says on 5/Jan/14
5'11.5" at most
dennis 184 cm says on 3/Jan/14
Bale is a weak 6 foot. 182 range , cooper is a strong SIX, 184 range. And by the way in the dark knight rises , 5,9" Bane ( Tom ? ) hade to wear Boots plus extra lifts inside dö ge would be able to face with Christian , so 5'11 is put Of the question. BTW why would they hire a 5'11 Guy to play a 6'2 range superhero .
berta says on 2/Jan/14
about 6 feet but he is probably 182 in the evening
Jarrito96 says on 1/Jan/14
That's cool, imo, "6,0" is like the perfect height for a guy, im 5,11 bit with shoes or whatever im 6 foot, hopefully o can tech out without shoes since I'm only 17
lelman says on 27/Dec/13
Not a strong 6 foot, he probably falls below it at night. 6'0.25" in the morning, maybe. Got a real strong build though, so looks like a big guy regardless.
Balrog says on 27/Dec/13
Rob what do you think of Cole's pic? It really looks that Cooper has a slight footwear advantage and great posture still the difference isn't much between them. Cooper is clearly taller the question is by how much?
James says on 26/Dec/13
Really did not 'look' over a flat 5'11 in the batman films
cole says on 26/Dec/13
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Some recent shots of Cooper and Bale. Footwear visible in the first couple of shots, and it doesn't look like one has a big advantage over the other (maybe Cooper has a bigger insole?). It seems Bale holds a poorer posture than Cooper in some of these shots as well.

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cole says on 24/Dec/13
Might I add that I seriously doubt that anyone would lose as much as 3 inches due to a herniated disc. He might have lost some height though.
cole says on 24/Dec/13
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Quote: "At one point I said enough already," says Russell. "He lost three inches of height, and even got a herniated disc."

What do you make of this Rob?
[Editor Rob: the herniated disc could effect him a little, but I think the director is talking about the loose posture his character had and so it could make him look noticeably smaller...]
Jordan says on 22/Dec/13
Bale is a strong 6'0" During the day, looks like a 6' guy to me
Ryan says on 21/Dec/13
Herniated disc where it states he lost three inches. Guess he is 5'9" now. Time for a downgrade.
mId says on 20/Dec/13
Click Here Look at the heels.. In behind the scenes photos or videos you can almost always see actors today have these elevator-shoes/extra heel boots. Why would Bale feel the need to have these kind of boots if he was a legit 6'? Especially when his co-star Mark is shorter to begin with. It's not like he's playing someone like Jason Voorhees or Michael Myers where it seems the taller the better these days. I guess they wanna look taller than they really are in the general publics eyes. Click Here Doesn't look 6' to me here next to max 5'8 Wahlberg when wearing similar shoes. I'm guessing he's a 5'11 guy tops.
Dennis says on 14/Dec/13
just saw the fighter and solid 6 foot seems appropriate but maybe he's truly in the mid to high end 5-11 range IMHO
Lenad is sexy says on 14/Dec/13
I guess his mother must be only pretty short than. When you got mixed jeans, your height can be anything.
tiktak says on 12/Dec/13
183 cm seems accurate but sometimes he has lousy posture

but at the bare minimum at least in the 5-10.5 or 5-11 range more or less
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 12/Dec/13
I'm surprised he's not at least 6ft2 though.
His father was 6ft5...
Lenad is sexy says on 8/Dec/13
weak 6'0. Watch Batman begins, if he's 6'2 then neeson is 6'6
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 7/Dec/13
I think he's as close to a solid 6ft as you can get.
Sam says on 6/Dec/13
You can tell how terrible Bale's posture is in previews from American Hustle, clearly one of his regular somewhat offbeat actorly choices.
Jon says on 5/Dec/13
It's been stated in numerous interviews of Bale and O'Russell that he had a constant slouch during filming, because Bale wanted his character to be towered by Cooper (it caused 2 slipped discs). We'll have to wait for the premiere pictures of them together before we can more accurately compare their heights. Right now though, I would guess Bale is around half an inch shorter than Cooper with normal posture.
Balrog says on 2/Dec/13
Cooper wears big heels and maybe lifts on that movid, that guy is a chameleon on height at times while Bale is hunched most part of the movie, Bale isn't under 181cm, he probably wakes at 6feet if not over, there are a lot of pics posted here that back up his claim.
Realist says on 1/Dec/13
Proof is in the American Hustle Trailer. He does have a bad posture there but Bradley is clearly 1.5 in taller than him. Cooper himself is utmost a weak 6'0 when compared with Ryan Gosling. Thus the conclusion is actors like Bale and Fassbender who are the future legends are 5'9.5 to 5'10.5 range but claim to 6'0.Their heights are overlooked due to their acting.
James says on 30/Nov/13
Rob do you agree that if you stood bale next to a 5'11 guy like david beckham there would be no more than half an inch between the 2 men. Hence why I think 182cm is more accurate than 183cm for Bale.
[Editor Rob: Bale can look between 182 and 3 range, not every guy who claims 6 foot is of course going to be bang on it, some might be over a little and under it.]
JOLLYSTOMPERUSA says on 28/Nov/13
Hands down this guy is the most diverse and outstanding actor out there. Quite frankly, the British are usually far better actors in general - and I'm from Brooklyn prior to the Yuppie / Liberal influx so don't think I am a Brit giving a favorable view to another.
Realist says on 28/Nov/13
He is 5'10 at most.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 24/Nov/13
Most likely 184.5cm out of bed and 182.5cm at the end of the day.

Still haven't seen American Hustle. Anyone know how he stacked up next to Bradley Cooper?
Vintageous says on 23/Nov/13
Saw him at the screening they had a few days ago (I've seen him multiple times actually) and he is average height. I expected shorter but he is just average. Because of shoes my guess is between 5'9 and 5'11. I am 5'10 and 1/2 barefoot and my shoe height depends on heels.
Sam says on 18/Nov/13
Here with Forest Whitaker, he may have better posture in the shot, but they look similar height.
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Jon says on 17/Nov/13
I've looked through his Oscar backstage pics with the other winners and he looks 184cm next to 186~187cm Colin Firth, and Bale was even leaning! Perhaps Firth has lost more height than people realise, or Bale is a strong 6fter.
Hypado says on 16/Nov/13
182/183cm
Lorne says on 15/Nov/13
I wouldn't argue less than 5ft11.5, he's clearly over 5'11, but under 6 feet. I think it's obvious he'd measure 5ft11.5-5ft11.75. He's over 6ft out of bed, his claim is fair.
kevin says on 12/Nov/13
i too think he could be 0.25 in less than listed
Balrog says on 10/Nov/13
Bale next to Robert Sean Leonard, listed here at 6'0'' in the movie Swing Kids, Bale was 18-19 years old.

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MetalKid says on 8/Nov/13
5'11"-6 feet is my estimate for Bale. Funny, my sister said that "Christian Bale is a midget." Since when was 5'11"-6 feet considered "midget height"? She's a moron, lol.
Balrog says on 6/Nov/13
Well 181cm is the lowest I could argue. I think 5'11.5'' is spot on for him.
Dejavu says on 5/Nov/13
He was close to 2 inches taller than Crowe.
MD says on 4/Nov/13
Balrog, I might disagree with you a bit. I'm thinking more in the 181cm, for me. Taller than a flat 5'11", but not by much. He probably wakes up right out of bed at 183cm, though, but I don't believe that's his night height.
Balrog says on 2/Nov/13
MD I agree with you, like I comment before he slouch a lot and he looks fat for American Hustle, but Bale has always looked like a typical 182cm guy.
Sam says on 1/Nov/13
I don't know about 5'11", I think he pulls looking an inch or so taller than guys who are apparently 5'10.5" range, like Russell Crowe or Aaron Eckhart. He might really be 5'11.5" afternoon/morning, but not convinced that he is under it.
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MD says on 1/Nov/13
From the set of "American Hustle" back in May...

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Of course, Renner has to be wearing some kind of lifts. But, maybe Bale is somewhere in between 5'11" and 6'0" than he is a solid 6'0". BTW, American Hustle was another amazing transformation for this guy; he's practically unrecognizable.
roy says on 30/Oct/13
bale is the prime example of a 5'11 man

add a lean build with a good posture and you can claim 6ft and get away with it
glynny 182 says on 27/Oct/13
no i disagree!! think this listing is spot on an christian bale is exactly 183 6ft from what ive seen.
Flabio says on 23/Oct/13
He looks the same height as Aaron Eckhart which is about 5'11".
jim says on 21/Oct/13
Looks no more than 5'11". Sometimes he even looks 5'10" (especially in TDKR)
Jason says on 21/Oct/13
He's around 6 feet tall people. Deal with it.
AG says on 17/Oct/13
He has the proportions of a 180cm (5'11") male. He can be 6' with shoes.
Kami says on 17/Oct/13
to Risingforce

Finally someone makes sense here, in the real world there's really no way of telling the difference between a 182 cm guy and a 183 cm guy, even though some people think they're 'experts'.

and there's this trend of people downgrading heights of famous celebrities in the comments, someone said 5'9"? 5'8" Really?

I also don't think that if a 182.5 cm guy says "I'm 6'", he should be put to the sword. Not everyone is as obsessed with height as some of us, and that half a cm really doesn't matter at all, to be honest.
pjk says on 14/Oct/13
I think Christian is a wonderful actor but 6ft ? Surely not. Have you seen him next to 6'2" Morgan Freeman in batman. He looks considerably shorter. I was exactly 6' during the course of the day ( 3 measurements) when i was younger and my friend was exactly 6'2" ( i measured him also ), and although the difference was noticeable, i did't look up to him much at all and it really wasn't a large difference in photos.

I would say the talented Mr Bale is ~ 5ft10.5"/5'11".
afka says on 14/Oct/13
Actualty he look quite tall..i think his height is beetwen 182-183 cm
Balrog says on 10/Oct/13
Nolan does wears thick dress shoes at the events, but he seems very similar in height with Bale, he might be over 5'11"
nickname says on 6/Oct/13
there's really not much difference in that bale and nolan shot.
cole says on 23/Sep/13
He's not under 5'11.5 that's for sure. I see 5'11.75 as a fairly good shout, but 6ft is just fine.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 22/Sep/13
Christopher Nolan could be 5ft11.25/181cm.
Mr. Kaplan says on 22/Sep/13
He looks 5'11" next to Morgan Freeman.. probably 5'11.5" tops.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 14/Sep/13
I think he's a perfect example of what 6ft should look like. He's constantly bulking and cutting for roles. Looked 6ft1 in The Machinist and The Fighter because he weighed almost nothing whereas in the Batman movies could appear 5ft11ish at times because of the extra weight.

The current listing is spot on.
Sam says on 12/Sep/13
I think Bale's honest about his height...although he could have lied and gone with the 6'2" he was listed on the internet pre-Batman, it would have been easy to see through. To me, he's 183-182 over the course of the day.
Keltoi says on 11/Sep/13
@batman107 He must wear lifts everywhere then or he's the tallest looking 5'8" guy I've ever seen.

A flat 6 footer every day of the week.
batman107 says on 10/Sep/13
Bale is 5'8 I've talked with him I was right in front of him and I'm 5'8 and we were the same height. He wears lifts in his movies just like robert downey jr. In iron man and the guy from thor actors do it live with it anything over 5'7 is a decent height
Balrog says on 9/Sep/13
I saw some pics of him with Renner in American Hustle and he looks fat for his new role and he also slouch a lot.
richie says on 5/Sep/13
Always thought Bale was over 6', certainly appears tall in his movies. Almost the same height as Michael Caine who is still over 6'.
chrisss says on 5/Sep/13
Legit 182cm guy
Dejavu says on 24/Aug/13
6'0 or a bit under
RisingForce says on 19/Aug/13
I agree with 182 cm. Not that you can really tell the difference between that and 183 cm/6 feet, but for whatever reason, I just get the impression he'd measure just under 6 feet, but close enough.
cole says on 17/Aug/13
In the movie Equilibrium (2002) he seemed about the same height or slightly taller than 183ish William Fichtner, maybe somewhere between 3 and 5 cm taller than 179 cm listed Sean Bean and a solid bit taller than 173ish Tye Diggs. There was a scene where he stood face to face with 179 cm listed (on celebheights) Angus MacFayden, and looked about 4-5 cm taller, as well.

Still I a very strong 5'11.75 is good for Bale. But let me just add that I am starting to realize that he can look 6' flat at times as well. He's about 5 cm shorter than Hugh Jackman, so if he's a legit 188 cm guy, then it's a safe bet that Bale is 183 cm. Personally I think Hugh is a smidge under that, like 6'1.75, so that's why I think 5'11.75 is more fitting for Bale. But this is just my opinion, and they are merely fractions after all. Taller than the 181 cm I thought he could be before, but not taller than 183 cm.
signora sempre. says on 13/Aug/13
No way. I do not think he is even 5'9. He was much shorter than Hugh Jackman in "The Prestige" MUCH shorter.
cole says on 9/Aug/13
@Sam: That looks like a bit more than 2 inches, and Bale is leaning. Woody Harrelson has claimed 5'9 for his height, so I'll go with that for him. Bale could look 182-183 cm in that pic, but he is also closer to the camera. I think 5'11.75, just brushing 6ft, is fair for Bale.
Sam says on 8/Aug/13
He's around 2 inches taller than Woody Harrelson, I think. To me, he's a true 183 cm guy, maybe 182 cm by evening but I don't he's ever as low as 5'11".
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5ft10 guy says on 7/Aug/13
5ft11 really freeman is much taller then him and kate is the same height in heels
MaskDeMasque says on 6/Aug/13
Looks a strong 5'11 in American Psycho. 5'11.25-5 is my guess for Bale.
cole says on 3/Aug/13
Spot on Lorne!
Balrog says on 2/Aug/13
I agree with your comment, Lorne. It's an honest claim, he's rounding up a little bit.
Lorne says on 1/Aug/13
He was 19, actually(or perhaps a few months shy during filming) so I doubt he was full grown. Of course I've wondered myself; it is possible leanord is 5ft11.75-6ft, and Bale was 5'11.5, and grew another fraction to match him. But I doubt it. I din't have an exact figure, but I would imagine 99% or close of guys are full grown at 19. And like a said, he clearly doesn't look a big 6foot guy. Look at him with Gordon-Levitt: I guess it's possible he was lifting, but then he just doesn't stack up well against Freeman and Caine. If course he can pull off 6ft at times, he is a legit 182cm guy, not less than 5'11.6-5'11.7. Remember at 5'11.75 most people will say 6ft.
Balrog says on 1/Aug/13
I agree Bale is a 182 cm guy and he probably wakes over 6 feet or around it. But you shouldn't compare him with Robert Sean Leonard on Swingers Bale was barely 18 years old.
cole says on 29/Jul/13
@Lorne: Couldn't agree more. 5ft 11.75in would be a more accurate listing for Bale.
Lorne says on 28/Jul/13
Christian Bale's height is: 5ft11.75in(182cm) He is a fraction shorter than Robert Sean Leanord, both wearing identical footwear in military posture, standing in a gym. Also, just doesn't look a big 6ft guy. Honestly looks 5ft11.5 with 176cm Joseph Gordon Levitt. And a solid 6 footer would stack up better against guys like Freeman and Caine... So he's close to 6ft, but not quite there.
183CM says on 26/Jul/13
181-182...6 foot is too much I think
Jason says on 24/Jul/13
Could he have lost height when doing his extreme weight loss prior to The Machinist? Just asking.
john says on 16/Jul/13
he seems consistently taller than decaprio 6' definitely
cole says on 10/Jul/13
Personally I'd say Bale is a good 5'11 and change, like 180-181 cm, just by looking at him. How he looks with Nolan and sometimes Neeson and Freeman tells me that he's not quite 6ft also. Seeing him in stills with 5'9 Tom Hardy and Joseph G. Levitt also tells me that he's not the full 6ft, again probably more 5'11 and change.

I've seen someone further down in the comment section has posted a picture of Bale and West Bentley, listed 5'10.25 on this site, but whom I think by looking at him with for example Colin Farrell (175-177 imo), looks the same height. I did some research and found a couple of pics to show the difference between the two. It's hard to tell from these shots, but if Wes is a solid 178 cm as listed, Bale is definitely a good 3-4 centimeters taller.

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From what I've seen, Bale could be 5'11 flat, 5'11 and some change, or he could be close to, or a flat 6ft. But he's definitely not shorter than 5'11 like some have suggested. My best estimation would be 181 cm.

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