How tall is Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill's Height

6ft 0.5in (184 cm)

Jersey born Actor best known for playing Superman in Man of Steel/Batman vs Superman and Theseus in Immortals. On tv he can be seen in The Tudors.

Henry Cavill is over 6ft
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Mark said on 3/May/16
Rob, I know I've been asking too much, but do you think Cavill can appear just 6'1" in the morning or could he look a fraction over 6'1" in the morning?
Editor Rob: really depends how much he shrinks, some guys like him could ship a full inch easily, others might be only 0.7 inch...
Mark said on 2/May/16
Plus, I only see a 1-2 inch difference between Cavill and Shannon. Shannon is listed as 6'3.5' here.
Mark said on 2/May/16
Crane, if that were true, he would not come above armie hammer's eye level which he does. armie has the footwear advantage yet Cavill comes above his eye level a lot.

186/184 cm would suit Cavill with a possible chance of 186.5/184.5 since he edges out Kellan Lutz and can sometimes look taller than Kevin Costner.
Crane said on 1/May/16
183 - 183.5 that what he looks in all of his movies.
Mark said on 29/Apr/16
I'm surprised Jourdan downgrades her height.
Mark said on 29/Apr/16
The only time Kevin Costner edged Henry Cavill out was when Costner was wearing Cowboys shoes while Henry was only wearing regular shoes.
Allie said on 28/Apr/16
She was wearing heels obviously. I don't know how big But considering how Jourdan gets listed as low as 5'10, I don't think someone 5'10 would look thst tall next to someone 6'1-2 in dress shoes probably assuming her heels aren't say Lady Gaga crazy.
Peter175 said on 28/Apr/16
Rob, what would be your guess for Zack Synder, the Director of BvS if you had to choose?
After looking through his pictures he looks to be the 5'7" he is listed as or maybe a bit like 171/172
Editor Rob: he pretty much looks in that 5ft 7 range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Apr/16
The only time I'd say he looked more like a 6ft flat guy is beside Kevin Costner who did edge him out. That pretty much invalidates 6ft1 for him. But then again he pulls it off easily with other actors who are taller or shorter...strange
Mark said on 26/Apr/16
Jourdan Dunn might have been wearing some serious lifts with Henry Cavill.
Allie said on 24/Apr/16
I'm actually stsrting to believe Jourdan Dunn's 6'0 claim after looking at pictures of her with Henry.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Apr/16
"Henry Cavill's height is 6ft 0¾in (184.785cm)"

I never said he was a full 6ft1, although I think he can look over it in pictures! He looks virtually 6ft2 w/h Michael Shannon and his shoes don't look suspicious at all. Looked over 1in taller than Luke Evans (listed 6ft but might be a bit less) and edged out Kellan Lutz (listed 6ft0¼). I think almost 187cm straight out of bed is very possible. He looks safely above 6ft flat and on his way to 6ft1, not barely 6ft like some people here think. 184-185cm is more likely than 183-184cm. There's not quite a full 2in between him and Affleck when they both stand at their tallest...
Johan said on 16/Apr/16
I would have said he maybe looks 6'0.25" there next to Kimmel but then we don't see the full shot. Kimmel is noticeably shorter with better posture and who knows what he is wearing. I would just keep him at 184cm. He holds up well next to a solid 6'2" guy.
Dmeyer said on 15/Apr/16
Rob looking at him with kimmel And Affleck And evens even considering footwear its hard to see him over 184cm And 183-183,5cm is à very big possibility 184,5-185cm is very unlikely
Mark said on 14/Apr/16
186 cm / 184 cm seems more of a reasonable possibility.
BT said on 13/Apr/16
I'd say somewhere between E and D. Nearer 6'0.25 than 6'0.75.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Apr/16
I'd have gone with C with a remote chance of B.
Mark said on 10/Apr/16
187 cm? that's stretching abit too far. With Superman gear, he's that height or he could be 188 cm WITH Superman gear. Now 185 cm? Cavill clears that easily in the morning without the superman gear and can measure more 186 cm than 185 cm without the superman gear. 184 cm might actually be Cavill's lowest at night.

He's taller than Kellan Lutz on the picture I sent. The times Kellan looked taller is when the camera lens were distored and the camera angle was off by alot. With a more equal camera position and nearly equal posture, Henry is taller than Kellan. Cavill comes above Armie Hammer's eye level despite Hammer having a footwear advantage. Cavill is at most 1.5 inches shorter than Affleck and could be at an inch or less shorter than Affleck. There's no question that Cavill is taller than Luke Evans, Chris Evans, and Miles Teller.
Mark said on 10/Apr/16
187 might be abit too high for Cavill. However, He easily clears 185 cms in the morning. He's more like 186 cm / 184 cm like Rob stated.
Jame said on 10/Apr/16
Maybe his height is 183-184 cm in nighg
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Apr/16
Rob, which of these would Henry get from you?

A) 187.5cm/185.5cm
B) 187cm/185cm
C) 186.5cm/184.5cm
D) 186cm/184cm
E) 185.5cm/183.5cm
Editor Rob: stick with D, chance of C..., I would say A-B are too high.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Apr/16
He could be near 187cm out of bed...
Elias said on 8/Apr/16
Henry Cavill is not under 184.5 cm . He is anywhere between 184.5 cm - 187cm, and he looks 186 cm a lot
Dude said on 8/Apr/16
Cavill's 6'1, Affleck's 6'3
Dude said on 8/Apr/16
Cavill's 6'1, Affleck's 6'3
Azulon said on 8/Apr/16
he is 6 ft
Johno said on 8/Apr/16
He is only partially taller than Jimmy Kemmel, who himself is partially shorter than Jimmy Fallon.

In terms of proportions, Cavil along with Hugh Jackman have the best proportions and build and size, for any actor out there and ideal for most men.
Dejavu said on 7/Apr/16
If he is 5'11.5 we should be downgrading alot of actors. Russell Crowe will be 5'9 and Chris Evans probably 5'11 tops.
Johno said on 6/Apr/16
Is between 4-5 inches taller than 5'7 listed Director Zack Snyder as pictures demonstrate.
Johno said on 4/Apr/16
I think i'll go one more state what i believe his morning and evening heights are.

6'0.25 -- 5'11.5; i believe he can be as low as 5'11.5 late in the day. Will Smith has a bit to much height on him.
Johno said on 4/Apr/16
@Knappstern; i would probably classify myself as a Nerd but with a Napoleon Syndrome? I don't believe i have, i am currently wearing shoes that are 0.7-inches thick and i wear similar footwear throughout the year and 2 days was wearing a pair of suedes 0.2-inches thick so i don't really i suffer from any insecurities but everyone does to some extent. I would be considered a large guy i believe but that really doesn't matter when i placing my estimates. "Offending him?" ---- really?

Rampage, the fact that i put down ranges rather than constants alludes to the point that i don't put down facts but rather opinions so your statement is pretty ironic. Arch is personality is there right down below, you can judge it, my response is more of a defensive.

I do often see height cynics on the defensive rather than offensive. I respect some opinions more than others and this is clear. Stick to height estimates rather than politics and on that note, i believe Cavil is a weak-6'0 rather than strong 6-footer.
Jack said on 3/Apr/16
With lifts he stands 188cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Apr/16
Rob, which would you go for?

A) 187cm/185cm
B) 186.5cm/184.5cm
C) 186cm/184cm
D) 185.5cm/183.5cm
E) 185cm/183cm
Editor Rob: stick with C range, possibly a nibble above. I'd rule out E and A.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Apr/16
Well, Johno your posts come across as more matter-of-factly rather than opinions. I for one like Archs opinions, they're very insightful. He posts a lot but he's respectful unlike you.
Mark said on 2/Apr/16
I don't see the 2 inches difference between Henry and Ben in that recent picture SomeGuy posted. I could buy that Henry could definitely pass for 6'0.75" even if he isn't a full 6'1" person.
lelman said on 1/Apr/16
This listing is bang on, he is definitely somewhere between 6ft and 6ft 1
Knappstern said on 1/Apr/16
@Johno you're a liar and an unpolite person. I've got only one nickname and I'm starting to think you're a frustrated nerd with Napoleon Syndrome. When you tell that you follows Rob rules you're offending him because it's not true and we all know that everyone's height cannot be measured with exact precision just by sight. So please stop breaking our balls and find another hobby!! Hast du verstanden? Aufwiedersehen & Goodbye!!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Apr/16
I think 184.5cm at night and you could argue 6ft0¾ for him. Out of bed, he easily hits 186.5-187cm. He really looks no more than 4cm shorter than Affleck.
Jake said on 1/Apr/16
1.83 m
datguy said on 29/Mar/16
both henry cavill and ben affleck seemed to be perfectly listed here
Dmeyer said on 29/Mar/16
Wouldnt be shoked if he was 183,5cm night
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Mar/16
Once again, looks a solid 185cm to Affleck's 189cm.
MAO said on 29/Mar/16
Ben Affleck 2 ınch taller than Cavill, Cavil is 6 ft
Dejavu said on 29/Mar/16
Its not possible that Henry Cavill is under 6'0. He looks at least 6'0.
Johno said on 28/Mar/16
And readers don't mind Arch Stanton; he suffers from a multiple personality disorder and is currently under his typical form but he does carnate as other forms and he does not actually believe in the estimates he spews; remember, you can accuse height cynics of feeling threatened but remember ---- the deflators actually believe in what they say but shills or inflators such as Arch don't believe in what they estimate rather, they are corrupt and not sincere and i believe should not take their estimates seriously. You offer any viable estimate differing from theirs and they take offense; your basically hindering their job.

So tell me Arch, what do you think of the Will Smith comparisons? Think Cavil is a strong 6'0? I would not question stadiometer measurements but i think you would pictures Arch, say ----- You still believe Joe Manganiello looks near 6'5 with Rob Arch?

I don't believe any reader should take any other reader's opinion as fact but rather as a opinion or a baseline but some opinions you should take as more valid than others.

Henry does look more than an inch shorter than Cavil and we cannot deny that.

Smith 6'0.75, 6'1
Cavil 1-inch+ shorter than Smith
SomeGuy said on 28/Mar/16
Full image of Cavill and Affleck: Click Here
Peter175 said on 27/Mar/16
Rob, how tall do you figure the director of BvS Zack Synder is? He is listed at 170, but I think he's a bit below that. Maybe 168 range?

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Editor Rob: he could be nearer 170cm than 168cm, I think that might be too low.
Johno said on 27/Mar/16
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Another angle from the same event and even with lean, Smith looks about 1.5 inches taller than Cavil and would be closer to 2 inches if fully straightened however, Smith's shoes do look 1/3- 0.5 inches thicker than Cavil's thus the height difference is between 1-1.5 inches most probably.

Will Smith 6'0.75, 6'1
Henry Cavil, 1-1.5 inches shorter than Smith
Johno said on 27/Mar/16
Knappersten you sound like a serial Name-changer on this site; stop changing and stop trolling. Explain the Will Smith comparisons and then talk.
Johno said on 27/Mar/16
Taking those pictures as tbey are Dejavu, Will looks around 1.5 inches taller than Cavil and that is with him Will leaning; straightening it up would be around 2 inches but Will's footwear looks thicker.

I would say Will has around 2 inches on Cavil and that gives you a good clue about Cavil's height.

Will Smith 6'0.75, 6'1
Mark said on 27/Mar/16
Dejavu. Will Smith did have a footwear advantage over Cavill. Will Smith is still taller, but Cavill isn't that much shorter. Henry could also pass for a 6'1" in the morning or on a good day.
184.3cm (Night) said on 27/Mar/16
Smith looks like he could pass for 6ft 2 there. If he straightens out in that pic with affleck although i think he has more footwear than Cavilll for sure. Puts to bed the under 6'1" claims for Smith anyway.
Andrea said on 26/Mar/16
He doesn't look much different than Kellan in photos... Bear in mind that Henry is a guy who has got a perfect posture in almost every photos and sometimes he even raises his eyelevel so he can look taller than he is!
Arch Stanton said on 26/Mar/16
I'm 99% sure Rob employs Johno to entertain the guests as a jester. ;-) He has issues that guy, even if a celeb had been measured on a stadiometer with evidence he'd still be knocking off 1-2 inches!
Celebheights 6'1.75 said on 25/Mar/16
With Will Smith:

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The footwear:

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I've seen photos where Henry Cavill appears taller, and others where Will Smith appears to be taller, so there can't be as much as a full inch between them. Maybe Will Smith edges him out by 1 CM?
Dejavu said on 25/Mar/16
I think Rob did a good job with his listing. He looks around an inch shorter than Will smith and could look up to 2 inches shorter than Ben Affleck in the new premiere photos.

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Editor Rob: Cavill is probably in normal 2cm shoes at this event. I did look through and I think Smith if standing with good posture will be an inch taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Mar/16
Looks 186cm w/h Kellan Lutz
184.9 on a bad day said on 23/Mar/16
Seems a inch shorter than will smith
Knappstern said on 23/Mar/16
Johno sounds like a serial hater in this site....he's ridicolous.
I don't need to downsize other people without a reason just to feel me better!!
MD said on 23/Mar/16
There seem to be so few really good shots of him with Ben Affleck during recent premieres of their movie. I'll add the best ones I can find where they are standing about as close next to one another. The problem is usually one standing in front or behind the other slightly, or not standing side by side, or the angle is off/weird. Henry almost always has impeccable posture on the red carpets (and a consisten pose he almost always eems to do). Anyway...

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SomeGuy said on 23/Mar/16
Take a look at this image Rob: Click Here

Cavill and Affleck are on equal ground, wearing similar footwear, and are both standing tall. I see no more than 1.5 inch difference between them.

What do you think?
Editor Rob: there didn't look more than 4cm between them, but ben has what looks a 3/4 inch heel at most, I think henry's might be a little thicker.
MD said on 21/Mar/16
With 5'11"(ish) Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel looks to be losing a tiny bit of height whereas Henry is standing his usual ramrod straight:

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Mark said on 15/Mar/16
Johno I wouldn't so sure.

Here, the camera position is equal and Henry is on the back, yet he's still taller than Kellan Lutz.

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189 cm man said on 15/Mar/16
183-184 range
MD said on 15/Mar/16
The angle is still difficult on those face-to-faces as they are shot upwards, which adds quite a bit of distortion.
Sam said on 14/Mar/16
Michael Shannon I would say looks anywhere from 2 to 2.75 inches taller than Cavill most of the time, Cavill normally carries himself with great posture.
mark said on 13/Mar/16
he claimed that he is over 6 feet! while talking about his way of travelling
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Mar/16
Costner isn't standing at his tallest in that picture
joe @@ said on 13/Mar/16
Kevin Costner It seems to look 5'11.5 nowadays
Mark said on 12/Mar/16
In the Beijing tour, Henry Cavill is only like an inch or half an inch shorter than Ben Affleck. Do you think Cavill can pull of a 6'1" sometimes compared to most tall actors?

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The Last Son said on 11/Mar/16
New picture of Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck standing face to face

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Mark said on 10/Mar/16
Him with Kevin Costner. Click Here
Johno said on 9/Mar/16
Shorter then Kellan Lutz who looked around 5'11.75 with Rob and Jenny but you could give 6'0 for the sake of argument and Henry would still be a 5'11-ranger.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Mar/16
Rob, how tall would you say he looks with Michael Shannon?


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Editor Rob: he can appear near 6ft 1
Mark said on 7/Mar/16
Now that I saw SomeGuy's pictures of Henry being nearly the same height as Ben Affleck with similar footwear, I think Henry needs a upgrade. I think 6'0.75" would be better. He's above Armie Hammer's eye level despite Armie having footwear advantages.

Ben does have a big head though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Mar/16
He looked 6ft1½ range beside Michael Shannon.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Mar/16
I think 6ft0¾ is better for Cavill. That and you could argue 5ft11½-5ft11¾ range for Chris Evans.
Rey said on 6/Mar/16
@ Burt said on 12/Dec/15
Christopher Reeve had an arm wingspan for a man near 6'7"+.....so your theory does not apply to a man near the 6' 3"-6-4" range.
Johno said on 4/Mar/16
Taller then Chris Evans.

5'11, 5'11.25
SomeGuy said on 1/Mar/16
Cavill and Affleck standing across each other: Click Here
The floor they're standing on and shoes they're wearing: Click Here

Rob would it be fair to upgrade Cavill to Jon Hamm's listing?
Editor Rob: I still think a decent 184 is ok for Henry.
moe said on 29/Feb/16
It looks like Cavill is wearing lifts in the movie. He looked pretty close to Ben Affleck in the Kimmel video last night, but in the actual trailer he was significantly shorter.
Mark said on 29/Feb/16
He seems to have half an inch on Jeremy Irons in this picture. Rob, Is it possible that Jeremy doesn't have as a good posture as Henry?

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Editor Rob: he may not have as good posture, but it looks like the camera angle might be favouring objects on the left and there is a fall off to Irons side.
SomeGuy said on 29/Feb/16
Rob would you say there's a 5 cm difference here?: Click Here
Editor Rob: in that gif, no more than 4cm
Rey said on 21/Feb/16
@SomeGuy Evans has some major heel wear when standing next to Cavill. And Cavill is still taller.
sfs324 said on 17/Feb/16
Rob any comments on this picture? Click Here Know he's leaning but he's getting dwarfed by someone who is only 2 inches taller than him..
Editor Rob: I'm sure there are many more photos of them standing better and closer in height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Feb/16
He looks 6ft1 range more often than just 6ft so anything less than this height is hard to believe.
gpm said on 11/Feb/16
Saw his actual superman costume at warner brothers studio tour (I asked a tour guide). He appeared to be about 5'10" from what I saw.
1.81 cm guy said on 7/Feb/16
he is morning 1.85 and night he is 183
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 30/Jan/16
Henry Cavill is clearly taller than Chris Evans.
SomeGuy said on 29/Jan/16
Rob I don't think Cavill has any footwear advantage over Affleck in the image I posted.

Cavill was wearing regular dress shoes: Click Here
Affleck was wearing boots: Click Here
Editor Rob: oh, I was looking at the other comic con photo
SomeGuy said on 29/Jan/16
Rob Cavill being taller than Evans should not up for debate: Click Here

That picture was taken at same time as the one you posted only from a different angle. They are both standing straight, we know their footwear is similar and the ground they're standing on is even.

Caill is taller that Evans.
Jim Hopper said on 27/Jan/16
No chance hes over 6-0. Shorter than chris evans at that award night thing. 5-11.5" max
Editor Rob: I'm not so sure, Full length and Cavill with slightly less footwear. I'd be surprised if Evans really was taller than Henry.
SomeGuy said on 26/Jan/16
Hey Rob what do think is causing Cavill and Affleck to look so similar in height?:
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Also would you say Cavill has an unusually long neck?
Editor Rob: I think there could be a 1cm footwear advantage to Henry and maybe the lens effect of objects on the right in that photo being slightly smaller.
Al said on 11/Jan/16
Hi Nicole, look at the pictures of Ben Affleck and Obama. There is less than
inch difference.
Allie said on 11/Jan/16
Nicole if in your opinion Affleck being 6'1.5 is comical then Cavill in my opinion being under 6 ft is laughable as well. Other wise Affleck's only 6'1 as he's only 2 inches around shorter. He's around inch shorter than claimed 6'1.5 Elizabeth I forgot her last name while they looked they one inch or so footwear (Elizabeth's heels looked really small).

I think Cavill can look somewhere in the 6'0-0.5 range. He looks 6 ft flat sometimes but sometimes gives an impression of being near 6'1. As for Affleck I'd say he's 6'2 range but 6'3 and 4 that he's been listed is too high.
Nicole said on 11/Jan/16
Sorry but, Affleck being 6'1/2 ft is comical. He's been onscreen and red carpets for 20+ years and consistently towers over anyone around him, unlike actors like Cavill and the like who's height differentiates with different shoes. I don't think Affleck's any taller than a weak 6'3 ft but, there's no way he's shorter than 6'2 ft.

As far as Cavill, I think he's 5'11. He wears elevators and seems to have unusually short arms and small hands for his height; which leads me to think he's shorter than the 6'1 he claims.
MadMax said on 9/Jan/16
@AI....Man, you got it totally RIGHT!!! Finally, someone noticed the real deal about those lift-wear dudes like Cavill and, sometimes, Affleck as well( even though, i believe that he is no more than 186cm barefoot, standing over a stadiometer)
Al said on 7/Jan/16
Henry Cavill is about 5'11. His arms look shorter because he wears lifts to
be taller. Ben Affleck is 6'1.5 max not 189cm. Brandon Routh is like 189-190cm and
he is definitely taller than Affleck.
MD said on 4/Jan/16
Are there are other photos that show how short his arms are? I have to admit that at least in the photo above and now that you say it they do look a bit short, but they don't look unusually short to me (and I have very long arms for my height).
John said on 1/Jan/16
@Burt
Cavill just has short arms for his height, he's a 6'0" guy with arm length of an average 5'7" or 5'8" man.
Idk said on 30/Dec/15
After watching preview of new superman v batman movie I think cavill is wearing lifts or clever camera work at play because he looked very close to Afflecks height in most shots. Strange considering he has 2 inches on cavill
Wisgspan Guy said on 30/Dec/15
@Burt, My height is 185cm and my wingspan is 191cm. Is it normal?
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 19/Dec/15
@Burt Not everybody's wingspan is the same as their height is. I have a friend who is my height that has a much shorter wingspan as mine.
Dejavu said on 18/Dec/15
If he is under 6'0 Russell Crowe is probably in the 5'9 range
Allie said on 17/Dec/15
Burt that's absurd. If you think every tall person must have body parts in proportion to their height you're crazy.
MD said on 14/Dec/15
@Burt, that is a crazy theory, and in this example, it couldn't be any less crazy.
jtm said on 13/Dec/15
that 6'1 guy is also slouching. if they are wearing similar footwear and the ground is even then cavill is under 6'0 which i think he is.
Burt said on 12/Dec/15
I'm an artist with a lot of experience drawing people. You can often tell if someone is lying about his height by looking at the length of his arms. With some exceptions, tall people tend to have arms to look long. When you look at photos of Henry playing superman you will notice that his arms appear rather stubby. Some might claim this is due to being 'bulked up' but I disagree. If I had to guess I would bet money that Henry is under 5' 10" max and wears risers in his shoes to put him closer to 6'.
Mark said on 10/Dec/15
Henry's only leaning on to the 6'1". His legs aren't standing straight and he's tilling his head.
Mark said on 10/Dec/15
Patrick, Henry is slouching alot on that picture you just showed. He's not standing straight. He's leaning on to the guy.
Patrick said on 5/Dec/15
How do you guys explain this? The guy on the left, WHO I KNOW, is 6'1". Click Here
SomeGuy said on 5/Dec/15
Rob in this shot Cavill looks the same height as Affleck:

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They must have made him wear lifts right?
Editor Rob: could be just the lense/position of the people, in that trailer I'm sure he was looking up to ben. Sometimes certain lenses can create pincushion or barrel distortion.
TJE said on 18/Nov/15
6'0.75 is likelier that 6'0.25.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Nov/15
That's about 3in I think. Still that puts Cavill at 186-187cm next to the big 194-195cm Hammer
Allie said on 8/Nov/15
That is not one inch.. Minimum 2 Inches difference.
Chris said on 4/Nov/15
He looks 1-2" shorter than Armie Hammer.

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Sammy Derrick said on 27/Oct/15
In the movie,The Man From U.N.C.L.E, his character Napoleon Solo is 6'3 in a mug shot,but in his file which is shown during the credits,HEIGHT:6'1 WEIGHT:231lbs EYES:Blues.
6'1!!!
Jim Hopper said on 9/Oct/15
Id say 6-0" no more
Dejavu said on 8/Oct/15
Agreed Ben Affleck looks 6'2.5 next to Cavill.
Dmeyer said on 3/Oct/15
Also when in equal posture looks just 4 maybe 4.5cm over crowe 178.5-9cm 6'0.25 is closer for henry
Dmeyer said on 3/Oct/15
Rob in several shots he looks 2in under affleck while ben has a solid 0.25in léss shoes wish indicates 5-6cm diferance so is 6'0-0.25 possible for henry , if he was 6'0.5 plus 0.25 more shoe and good posture he should look Max 1.25in smaller
[Editor Rob: yeah, Affleck can look 189 with Cavill at times, maybe he caught Ben with decent posture...at times Ben actually doesn't look like he's standing as tall as he might.]
167.6cm at night said on 22/Sep/15
Do you think he wears lifts he looks a lot taller than 179cm Russell Crowe if you look up the photos
[Editor Rob: don't know about lifts but he has a taller natural standing height than others, so maybe boosting his height a little in that manner.]
Judd ISR said on 16/Sep/15
Dejavu, actually in the first picture you posted it seems that there're less than 2" between they, while in the second the prospective of the photographer is not good, so you might follow the behind lines and then you can see that among Affleck and Cavill there're not more than 1,5"!

However rob i'm a bit confused by this guy...sometimes he does look 6'0.25" while others more 6'0.75"...
For example with Nolan he does look 6'0.75-1", considering Nolan is an honest 5'11.25" guy!
Definitely 6'0.5" is a good listing IMO!
6ft 4 dude said on 8/Sep/15
This guy have a body frame of a 5ft 11 person, it´s weird. But my guess is that he is 6 ft (183cm) flat.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Sep/15
Rob, how likely is a full 6ft1?
[Editor Rob: I'm not convinced he'd be that mark for most of a day, I think his great posture can help him appear near it with many people.]
Dejavu said on 6/Sep/15
He doesn't really look over 6'0 if Ben Affleck is 6'2 max as some says. He looks 2 inches shorter than Ben in those comic con photos.

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The Last Son said on 1/Sep/15
@Dejavu

How can he be 6'0 when the pictures show that he's taller than every 6'0 actor who stood next to him?
Dejavu said on 28/Aug/15
If ben affleck is as listed I do think he is 6'0 but not over
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 27/Aug/15
No way does he struggle to appear only 6'0" with Arnie Hammer. He looks to be 184-185 by him (considering that Cavill is above is eye level)
Rey said on 22/Aug/15
Henry had some moments when he looked like Christopher Reeve, but the last scene at The Daily Planet, with the glasses and toothy smile...was very close to Tom Welling's Clark Kent from Smallville. Anybody agree?
Dejavu said on 21/Aug/15
At times he can only look 6'0 but also 6'1.
Balrog said on 17/Aug/15
Hammer's eyelevel is probably 6'0"
JustAThough said on 17/Aug/15
Hm, if Armie Hammer's eye level is clearly at 6' as can be seen here: Click Here and Henry clearly comes above his eye level about an inch here: Click Here , I'd say he's closer to 6'1, wouldn't you say Rob? Either way, close call.
[Editor Rob: there looks 3.5 inches maybe in that photo]
Height183 said on 16/Aug/15
Rob, do you think Cavill and John Cena would measure exactly the same on the Stadiometer?

If you had to give the edge to someone, who would it be?
[Editor Rob: give or take a small fraction, I think they'd be reasonably close]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Aug/15
I think he's 184cm range at his absolute low (i.e. 184.4cm).
Triplescrew said on 16/Aug/15
If Armie's eye level is around 5'11.5" then Cavill easily clears 6 foot. Rob's listing makes sense.
184.9 on a bad day said on 15/Aug/15
I think @joe is spot on, Stephen maybe measure just like me, more than 6ft 0.75 but less than 6ft 1 I'm 185.1- 185.2 at night, and Cavill is close as possible to 6ft 0.5 something like 183.9 -184.3
joe said on 13/Aug/15
cavill 6'0.5-75
Amell 6'0.75-6'1
Height183 said on 13/Aug/15
Looks close enough to 6'1'', Good accurate listing.
MD said on 12/Aug/15
He has impeccable posture, and he's of a fairly large build in such a way that can make him look taller. But, I honestly don't see him taller than currently listed. With 6'4.5" Armie Hammer at a recent movie premiere:

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Allie said on 10/Aug/15
184.. assuming they both get an inch their footwear, then Elizabeth D's only like an inch taller than him.. and she's about 187. She's also bending her head a bit..

He looks like 185 cause of his posture.
Allie said on 10/Aug/15
184.. assuming they both get an inch their footwear, then Elizabeth D's only like an inch taller than him.. and she's about 187. She's also bending her head a bit..

He looks like 185 cause of his posture.
Balrog said on 9/Aug/15
I think people is overestimating his height due his perfect posture in almost every pic. Stephen Amell edge out Cavill, and Amell is probably a weak 6'1'' since he looks more than an inch shorter next to 6'2'' David Ramsey who Rob met. So Cavill isn't over 184cm, and could be 6'0.25''
184.3cm (Night) said on 9/Aug/15
I agree with Rampage. I think me and Henry would be basically identical. He holds up well next to 6'2 guys just like i do.
joe said on 8/Aug/15
6´0.75
grizz said on 8/Aug/15
More like 186 cm out of bed and 184 cm before bed. That's way sometimes he looks to others like a 6'1 guy (he surely is 185 cm range in the morning and early afternoon) and sometimes he doesn't seem much more than a 6'0.5 man in pictures.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Aug/15
More like 186.5cm out of bed and 184.5cm before bed.
6ft4 dude said on 6/Aug/15
I bet that Cavill is 184 cm at morning and 182.5cm before bed.....both barefoot height.
John said on 5/Aug/15
I think a 1/4 upgrade would be fair. Yes he does have near perfect posture but always looks noticeably taller than 6 footers. 6' 0.75 should be his listing.
Pete said on 3/Aug/15
what do you mean by solid 185 cm?
joe said on 2/Aug/15
185 cm solid
joe said on 2/Aug/15
185 cm solid
The Last Son said on 2/Aug/15
@Superman
He's most definitely not 6'0". There are several pictures of him next to 6'0" actors and he's taller than all of them.

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Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 1/Aug/15
By 6'1 1/2" listed Elizabeth Debicki:

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Ali said on 1/Aug/15
181 cm at best
Superman said on 31/Jul/15
For one of the shortest supermen, he plays the part really well. Didn't think we were the same height, but he's most definitely 6'0" if not above.
The Last Son said on 29/Jul/15
LOL @Rob really doesn't want to upgrade Henry Cavill, despite all evidence shown to him.

On Henry's far left 5ft11 Hugh Grant
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leo297 said on 27/Jul/15
That picture below ain't perfect! But that shows Henry Cavill is 6ft1 compared to a huge guy like Armie Hammer who's a legit 6ft4 1/2. I only see a max 3.5 inch difference between the two thier.
SomeGuy said on 23/Jul/15
Hey Rob what do think of this pic?:
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Hammer has a clear footwear advantage, but even then I don't see more than 3.5 inch difference between them.
[Editor Rob: I think that can be near 4 inches there, but with possible half inch footwear difference aswell it could be more 3.5.]
Ron said on 13/Jul/15
Grizz - you're putting far too much emphasis on the heights of these characters. The filmmakers wanted Brolin at 5'9 originally but when they cast Affleck they did it with a mind to make Batman as hulking as possible. In the suit Affleck stands at 6'5, whereas Cavill's boots keep him at no more than 6'1, and likewise Superman was kept "otter mode" with thinner waist and athletic appearance over Batman's "bear mode". The point is that Superman, though smaller and slimmer, is still completely the one who looks more imposing in scenes. It's a clever power play - bigger isn't better. Notice how in their scenes facing each other Superman stands relaxed and passive whilst Batman stands ready for combat.
The message here is, quite literally, size doesn't matter. Quite the opposite to what you were thinking!

In costume:
Superman - 6'1
Batman - 6'5
Batman in Iron Man Cosplay - 6'6 (as far as I know)
Wonder Woman - 6'1 (I think)
grizz said on 12/Jul/15
It's funny how they try to make Cavill look taller than Ben in newest Batman v Superman trailer and in promo posters. Only in one short scene Ben appears taller than Henry. Makers of the film are perfectly aware of the fact that Superman is supposed to be slightly taller than Batman, not shorter.
SomeGuy said on 1/Jul/15
In this picture they are all wearing similar footwear:
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I think Cavill has a solid inch on 6 ft Christopher Meloni and Laurence Fishburne. I'm not counting Costner because his posture is bad here. What do you think Rob?
[Editor Rob: he can look an inch over meloni there]
The Last Son said on 18/Jun/15
All the pictures are showing up and the difference is not "negligible".

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MD said on 18/Jun/15
Two of those photos in your June 15th posts aren't showing up. However, the two that definitely do only show a near negligible difference.
The Last Son said on 17/Jun/15
@Mark Cavill doesn't look "slightly taller" than him. I see a bit more than that in the picture. Here below you see him next to the 6ft Luke Evans and Miles Teller.

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Mark said on 16/Jun/15
Stevens has said he is "about 6 feet tall", that means he is not exactly 6 feet tall. Henry is slightly taller, so the 6'0.5" seems to be spot on accurate.
The Last Son said on 15/Jun/15
Henry Cavill and 6ft (183 cm) Dan Stevens

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Jun/15
Rob, would you consider giving him 6ft0¾?
[Editor Rob: I believe his current listing is fine.]
Arch Stanton said on 8/Jun/15
In Henry's case though Rob I think it makes him seem a bit stiff and formal. I'm not sure that helps his likeability.
SomeGuy said on 7/Jun/15
So Rob since Mark Strong is 3 cm taller than Cavill is his posture just terrible here?:

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[Editor Rob: cavill is only a little shy of mark there...but he may well be standing 2cm worse.

Henry is a GREAT example of somebody who through workouts and stretching has a naturally good posture close to his measured height.

I admire Henry's ability to hold a good posture. It helps a person's overall impression - with confidence, looks, intellect and overall positivity.]
Mark said on 26/May/15
There are versions of the second and third photo showing full body photos and Henry appears to be wearing thick shoes. Evans is wearing the flattest shoes of everyone on stage. Kellan's heels are not as thick as Henry's yet Kellan is clearly taller, all of them are standing next to one another on stage.
Mark said on 26/May/15
The first photo is just a stock photo of Immortals cast members, the second two are actual photos of the cast standing together. Kellan is clearly taller than Henry. Kellan has claimed 6'1" and I think that is about right for him.
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 26/May/15
Rob, while I think that Henry Cavill is close to 6'1", how could Kellan Lutz be listed as being shorter? Kellan Lutz isn't even standing at his full height by Cavill, and he still appears taller.
[Editor Rob: to me from all I've seen they look very close.]
The Last Son said on 25/May/15
Here are the best pictures (with the best angles) I could find of Kellan and Cavill together:

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Mark said on 25/May/15
I would say Kellan is tallest probably with maybe Patrick being the shortest. Kellan is taller than Henry, there are a lot of photos of him and Henry together, and Kellan is clearly taller, Kellan is full 6'1".
Chris would be one of the shorter guys.
Bishop said on 25/May/15
@Celebheights 6'1.75"/187 CM
I would also put my money on Pine.
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 22/May/15
Of the following actors, who would you all guess is the tallest?

1. Henry Cavill
2. Kellan Lutz (he at least doesn't appear to be shorter than Bradley Cooper or Henry Cavill in the photos).
3. Ryan Gosling
4. Bradley Cooper
5. Rafael Nadal (he appears identical with Bradley Cooper)
6. Channing Tatum
7. Chris Pine
8. Jason Sudeikis
9. Patrick Schwarzenneger
10. Jay Baruchel (he's 6'0.5" in person)

I would guess that Chris Pine would measure the tallest.
Mark said on 21/May/15
He looks shorter than Kevin Costner who is 6'1", Costner was a varsity athlete, and did not exaggerate his height. Cavill did work as a male model for a while but models do exaggerate their heights. For him to say 6'1" when he is really 6'0.5" is not a huge stretch.
bodwaya said on 21/May/15
speaking of costner and affleck rob who do u prefer acting wise costner or ben i think costner beats ben
[Editor Rob: both I think are good, I would say I prefer Costner though.]
184.9 on a bad day said on 15/May/15
@Dmeyer
he can look that with Stephen Amell too.
Dmeyer said on 13/May/15
To me with affleck and costner just looks 6ft0.25
Elias said on 12/May/15
@Marcus
actually , he doesn't look that short (at least not like a little kid, lol :) ) next to Armie Hammer, in your pics. 184 cm- 185cm for Cavill is spot on .
Marcus said on 11/May/15
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Armie Hammer is supposed to be 6'4.5" and Cavill looks like a little kid next to him also Cavill looked roughly the same height as 6 feet tall Chris Evans and he looked shorter than his 6'1" co-star Kevin Costner. So I am certain this listing for Cavill at 6'0.5" tall is correct and very accurate. He does not want to pass himself off as less than 6'1" tall because that height is already considered short for Superman the other popular Superman actors were 6'3" and taller like Welling, Routh, and Reeve. Of course he has a far more muscular physique than those actors except for maybe Welling and Routh who were well built.
Dmeyer said on 4/May/15
With affleck and others he can at Times look 6'0.25
The Last Son said on 29/Apr/15
Jake or should I call you Joe :). You're a funny guy. If I was gullible I would probably believe your self-made stories.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Apr/15
Don't believe you Jake, sorry. And the difference between 184 and 6'1 is very difficult to tell in public at a place like an airport, and it's also difficult to know if you're the exact same height as somebody because you can't see the top of your head.
Jake said on 26/Apr/15
I actually met Henry several months ago at an airport we were both at a security checkpoint and had our shoes off, I am 184cm tall and me and him were shoulder shoulder and were equal height, he is not 6-1 as he claims, that would be his height in shoes. Also, he was the same height as 6 feet tall Chris Evans at the BAFTA awards, there was some controversy because he is British and kind of short for Superman, he is good as Superman, just not as charismatic or memorable in the role as Christopher Reeve.
Pete said on 26/Apr/15
check pictures with armie hammer at cinema con
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Apr/15
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Rob, check these out.
Jake T. said on 11/Apr/15
I still believe Cavill is a full 6'1 compared to other actors.
MD said on 8/Apr/15
He's even standing ram-rod straight in those photos with Nolan, too. Because of this, there are other angles which make him look nearly 6'1", but it's because his posture is better than Nolan's.
Joe said on 7/Apr/15
That photo with Christopher Nolan would then confirm that Henry is 6'0.5" tall, if he is 4cm taller than 5'11" Nolan.
Lorne said on 1/Apr/15
@Dmeyer: It is possible the 70 year old guy you know was actually 5'11.5 and went with 181 instead of 182, and today 180cm range, so really more like 1.5-2cm of loss, especially if he dips under 5'11. Some guys, especially ones under 6ft, can hold on till 70, and just drop 1.5-2cm by late 70's.

The average loss for a man by 70 is 2-3cm, so just 1cm at over 70 would be excellent. I can think of a few celebs who made it to 70 with 1-2cm loss, you have Sly Stallone and the late Leonard Nimoy(feels odd saying that...)

But yeah, your friend did well, whether it was half an inch or so.
SomeGuy said on 29/Mar/15
With Christopher Nolan:
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Rob, in you opinion, is that 3 cm difference?
[Editor Rob: doesn't look any less than 4cm at least...but then if Henry is standing at best posture and Nolan half inch less posture it can make sense.]
The Last Son said on 29/Mar/15
Henry Cavill and 5ft 11.25in Christopher Nolan.
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Henry Cavil and 6ft 1.5in Mark Strong.
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Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" said on 20/Mar/15
I think that 6'0.75" is a better shout than 6'0.5" since he always appears to be closer to 6'1" than 6'0" (even considering his posture). Sometimes he can even appear to be 186-187 CM to me. The only person who has made him appear shorter was Kellan Lutz (as they are both tied).
nayhole said on 19/Mar/15
He is very close to 6'1 if not a weak 6'1
james said on 9/Mar/15
I always thought he was a solid 6'1 even .if he's 6'0.5 than Russell crowd needs to be downgraded from 5'11 to 5'10 .he was about 2 inches shorter then cavill in man of steel
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Mar/15
Better chance of him measuring 6ft0¾ than 6ft0¼, IMO.
The current height is probably his absolute lowest
Judd said on 2/Mar/15
there're no doubts that he has a impeccable posture which make him seems taller...i have already no doubt that he's in the 6' range, but actually in the recent days i found a several pictures that showed him as not a full 6'0.5" guy...i agree with dmeyer that he might be 6'0.25" and appear close to 185 cms with good posture.
Mike said on 1/Mar/15
I have no idea why Affleck is listed as 6'3" and often 6'4" if this is true, then Cavill really is 6'1". He definitely is over 6 feet tall. He generated controversy for being British and not being as tall as other Superman actors but I think he has been a good Superman. The interesting thing is that he never refers to himself as Superman in Man of Steel and I do not believe he is ever referred to as Superman in the film by anyone either except by Lois in one scene saying the word "Super".
I still would peg Affleck at 6'2" he seems the same size as his Chasing Amy co-star Jason Lee who is 6'2 as well, and also next to Hugh Jackman the two are the same height. Cavill himself is slightly taller than Chris Evans, who is nearly 6 feet tall.
Dmeyer said on 1/Mar/15
6'0.25 in looking 6'0.75 with posture
Jake said on 1/Mar/15
I have no idea why people say Cavill is a "Dark" Superman, because he is not, he is a more grounded and more "realistic" Superman, the reason people believe he is a dark Superman is because of David Goyer and Jonathan Nolan who wrote the story, and Christopher Nolan who produced the movie and had a hand in the creative direction of the movie despite the fact that Zack Snyder directed. Man of Steel certainly was not the warm and fuzzy romantic Superman movie that characterized the Reeve films, and I think they went in this direction because Superman Returns was a long soap opera and was a chick flick disguised as a comic book movie, that one was clearly made more for female audiences. The studio wanted to make a more action oriented and macho Superman, and reinvent the character to separate him from the Reeve Superman, and I believe they succeeded, still he is not as good as Reeve, Reeve was a perfect 10 as Superman, Cavill is a 8.5.
As far as height there have been pictures of him with his co-star Kevin Costner, who is 6'1" and Costner appears a bit taller, so I think this listing spot on accurate. Cavill is a very good Superman, he just won't be etched in stone years after his stint ends like Reeve.
Colin said on 28/Feb/15
Cavill was 6'0.5" and 205 lbs in Man of Steel, and in the new film he is around 215 to as much as 220 pounds, more likely the latter, he is much bulkier looking in the new movie. I think its too much, when I met him, he looked really bulked up. In his other films he looked leaner, if you saw him in Immortals his weigh was around 185 pounds, so he packed on 20 pounds of muscle in only a year, he probably did not use steroids because actors like him have the luxury of trainers and dieticians to help them quickly achieve fitness goals, apparently someone posted his workout as well as his diet to achieve his Man of Steel body, its not exactly an exciting diet, requires you to wake up very early, a lot of weight training, high protein foods, veggies, brown rice, etc, high calorie, but high quality food, with a high intensity workout routine.
At the BAFTAs though the difference between him and Chris Evans was like night and day, Cavill was really putting on weight, the bad kind, and Evans was lean and fit. Evans is a Gemini, an Air sign that tends to be naturally lean. Also Evans appeared to be only about an inch or half an inch shorter than him, but he is clearly the better looking one.
Judd said on 28/Feb/15
i am a bit confused regarding the "triangle heights" between Cooper, Cavill and Affleck. Cooper does look in the most of the pictures not more than 1.5" under Affleck (with similar shoes), while Cavill with different shoes (and probably he had a small advantage) does look close to 2" shorter than Affleck.

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here, rob you can see their shoes: Affleck has classic sneakers which i guess are likely 0,8-0,9" thicker, while Cavill has dress shoes which averagely give 1"+...
Here you can see a picture with Cavill and Cooper. They had both bad posture but Cooper does look slightly taller: Click Here

Rob until now i was sure Cavill was a legit 6'0.5" but now i am not sure about it.
It's possible he's a legit 6'0.25" (like Kellan Lutz) and with a perfect posture he does look a bit taller?
Tech1 said on 27/Feb/15
can't be 6'1", he is shorter than stephen ammell by at least an inch. I'd peg him at 5'11 3/4"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Feb/15
He looks 186-187cm beside Luke Evans

Rob, have you seen those photos?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Feb/15
Old man Cavill looks 5ft11 range
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Feb/15
Cavill was up to 210-215lbs at nearly 6ft1.

Ideally Superman should be between 6ft2 and 6ft4 and 230-250lbs.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Feb/15
Cavill was up to 210-215lbs at nearly 6ft1
Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" said on 24/Feb/15
How tall does his father (Colin Cavill) appear by him? He probably has lost some height:

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Joe said on 24/Feb/15
I read somewhere that Reeve is either a Virgo or a Libra, I think a Virgo and Cavill is a Taurus, but Libra men are supposed to be wimpy, and Taurus men are supposed to be very masculine, but in my eyes, Reeve was a more masculine Superman by every measure, and to me astrology is a bunch of made up woo anyway. Reeve was a product of a different era, and Cavill is a Gen Y Superman, seeing his character crying over killing a mass murderer like Zod had me wincing, while Reeve's character just tossed Zod down a ditch. Reeve was born in late September so he has the characteristics of both a Virgo and a Libra. Reeve was definitely mesomorphic and his suit was not enhanced. Also in Man of Steel there was a scene where Jor El shows his Kalel his suit, and it shows musculature, people claim Cavill is more ripped than Reeve but his suit is more enhanced, it is true he is already muscular but his suit enhances his looks and makes him look very cut, while Reeve looks bulky and has slightly more body fat. In those days people did not have fat burner pills and no one ever heard of low carb and cutting diets, supplements like whey protein only became common in the 1990s, most weight lifters used to eat raw eggs to supplement their protein. If Reeve was around today, I bet he would be 250 pounds of muscle on a 6'4" frame given the kind of supplements and trainers available.
DanielOrtise said on 24/Feb/15
Reeve was a great Superman for sure! Had the look and build down too. But Joe you really are just putting Cavill's efforts down. His build was great in MOS and it's blady hard work bulking up and being cut too. He's even larger now in BvS and easily 210lbs and gotten even more broader along with having a bigger chest, arms and legs. Also his height 6.05/1 has been boosted with 2 inch heels in the new suit so he's gonna look 6ft2/3 in the new movie too. Plus Cavill has a small head which helps with proportions too! Cavill also looks like a Jim Lee drawing come to life I feel. Anyways I like both Superman's for different reasons and I feel they are perfect for thier times.
Duhon said on 23/Feb/15
This pic is probably a good example of Reeve at his bulkier as Superman Click Here
Joe said on 22/Feb/15
The knowledge that people have about body building and fitness that people have today is much greater than they had during Reeve's day, that is why Reeve had to work out for months to get fit for Superman, also Reeve had to do the work all by himself, he had to go Rocky Balboa on his own which is all props to man. Cavill was babied by the producers, they got him one of the best trainers in the business who spent hours with him, put him on a gaining diet, its not a surprised he bulked up so fast, but if you look at Cavill he was not more muscular than Reeve, Cavill was 198 pounds on a 6'0.5" frame as Superman while Reeve was 225 pounds on a 6'4" frame, so Reeve was actually the same size but had slightly more body fat than Cavill. Also Cavill's suit which has been showin a museum is ribbed with musdulature to make him appear more ripped even though he is already muscular. Reeve did not have that luxury. Reeve was also a more masculine Superman by far, Cavill seemed to much a pretty boy, that is why when he is Clark they made him up as a lumberjack with a beard.
Joe said on 21/Feb/15
Reeve was actually 175 pounds when he was chosen for the role of Superman and packed on 50 pounds of muscle, pretty impressive for a guy who knew nothing about weight lifting, had no trainer, during a time when people knew nothing about weights. Cavill was teamed up with a former Marine.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Feb/15
Reeve a classic mesomorph?? Hardly. Mesomorphs are easy gainers, he worked out like a trojan for months to gain 25 pounds for the role.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Feb/15
Reeve went from a lean 190lbs to 220lbs of pure muscle at 6ft4.
184.3cm said on 20/Feb/15
Yes Henry is the first muscular Superman, he is built. The other guys were slim and athletic (Routh, Reeve).
Scott said on 20/Feb/15
I got to agree with Joe about Cavill's body compared to the other actors who portrayed Superman, the other actors were classic mesomorphs. Reeve, Routh, and Welling, all had broad shoulders, narrow waists, and a V-taper that made them look very athletic, none of them put on weight years after their Superman days. You can see in photo above that his midsection appears "big". And even his Superman suit was modified to have fake musculature even though he put on a lot of muscle for the role, he was allegedly around 205 pounds when they were filming Man of Steel, I am not sure about his body fat ratio, but he was very lean, but you can tell that his waist to should ratio is not the same as other actors who portrayed Superman, and he has been very open about his weight problems. He is clearly someone who needs the assistance of a trainer and a dietician to maintain a physique for an action hero role. The difference between him and the much leaner Chris Evans is like night and day and yes Evans is only about an inch shorter than Cavill, and my most educated guess for Evans is around 5'11 to 5'11.5", although Evans claims to be 6 feet I do not think he is that tall, he only seems slightly taller than Robert Downey Jr., he is not a big guy, just medium tall. Medium tall in my book is around 5-11 to 6-1, and tall is anything above up to 6-3, very tall is over 6-3. Most people expect Superman, being the ultimate superhero to be the very tall category.
I can imagine that Cavill is going to pack on weight when his acting career winds down, I saw photos of him off set enjoying fattening foods. Cavill is a Taurus and people say those with that Sun Sign and the Cancer Sun sign tend to get fat easily, I honestly think Astrology is all bunk, its just how you take care of your body. The three fittest actors in Hollywood happen to be Stallone, Cruise, and Harrison Ford and they have the Sun Sign Cancer, so the Astrologers who claim Cancers get fat are just full of it, the same who claim Tauruses get fat. I heard they say Libras are thin, but tell that to Arnie's younger son Chris who is obese and a Libra.
Joe said on 19/Feb/15
Dejavu, your observation makes my point even more clear, that Cavill is a half an inch above 6 feet tall, he is not huge, he is tall but not very tall like other Superman actors, Tom Welling Brandon Routh Christopher Reeve, who were all over 6'3". I have no idea why Routh is listed as 6'2.5" because he just totally towered over Christian Bale at the MTV movie awards, Bale is at least 6 feet tall, and Routh had 3 to 4 inches in height advantage over Bale, which makes me think that Routh is over 6'3" and close to 6'4". Most other Superman actors seem to be natural Mesomorphic men, they all got big shoulders, massive chests, and narrow waistlines. Reeve, Routh, and Welling have these features. Cavill is more endomorphic, and it shows at the BAFTAs where his midsection appears big. When I met him he was unshaven, looked like he did when he was on the oil rig in Man of Steel, but still a nice guy. Honestly would think of him more as Batman material than Superman.
Dejavu said on 18/Feb/15
Ben affleck looks to have 2 inches on this guy.
Joe said on 17/Feb/15
Chris Evans is 5'11.5 and Cavill is 6'0.5" I met him face to face, and I am his height. He was not a "dark" Superman, people think that because Christopher Nolan and his brother were involved in Man of Steel, but the tone of Man of Steel seems darker than that of the Reeve films, still despite that there are positive message in the films that even in darkness there is hope. Its definitely not pessimistic like the Dark Knight movies but its not light hearted and romantic like the Reeve movies.
As a kid I grew up with Reeve, I recall he was going to quit being Superman after the third film and someone was going to replace him, I could not imagine anyone else being Superman, even now I still cannot, I think Tom Welling has been the best actor to portray the character since Reeve, it puzzles me the producers never considered him to become a big screen Superman. Cavill is very good Superman but not spectacular like Reeve. Reeve will always own the role, and to a degree Welling was his only possible successor. The interesting thing about Cavill and Welling is that they are both Tauruses.
Darren510 said on 17/Feb/15
Cavill's superman was not a dark superman. I am sick of hearing that. Not a boyscout either but more of a quiet and humble guy searching for answers. Also superman is not American, he is not even human. Anyway Cavill could be anywhere between 6'0-6'1. Photos can be tricky and pinpointing is tough so I gave up on it.
SomeGuy said on 16/Feb/15
So is this what a quarter-inch difference looks like?:

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Mike said on 15/Feb/15
I saw a video on Youtube by an artist known as Adeel of Steel he had some amazing videos of Henry Cavill and Christopher Reeve, they were very inspirational, it seemed like Cavill could be Reeve's son, some claimed during the scene where Superman destroys the World Engine there is super-imposition of Reeve's face on Cavill's, not quite, its his resemblance to Reeve that is uncanny, its almost as if Cavill is Reeve's son.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRyZ6qgZE0Y
Joe said on 15/Feb/15
Honestly I saw a screen saver image and thinking of it showed an image of Tom Welling as Superman, Timothy Olyphant as Lex Luthor, and Erica Durance as Lois Lane, that would have worked out spectacularly well as Superman, but this version of Superman is still excellent although its bit on the dark side as Superman is more like an outsider than a Midwestern farm boy. The fact they chose a British actor who used to be a male model rather than a middle American actor is used to emphasize that this Superman is an outsider, but it works. Cavill is a very good Superman, I met him in person, he is a nice guy, but I liked Reeve more.
Joe said on 14/Feb/15
Cavill has had the opposite problem of Christopher Reeve, Reeve was skinny for his height, when Reeve screen tested for Superman he was 6'4" and 170 pounds, which was bone thin, the producers were going to make him a fake muscle suit, but Reeve was dedicated to the role and packed on 55 pounds of weight, mostly muscle mass, and was a solid 225 pounds.
Cavill was allegedly 6'0.5" tall and 202 pounds when he filmed Man of Steel but had a more defined physique than that of Reeve, but its unfair to make a comparison given that people had less knowledge of fitness and weight training in the time Reeve was an actor.
He looked bulky when I saw him, too much I think. Must have been at least 220 pounds, was my guess. I think they did it because Affleck is taller than him. Even when he was training for Man of Steel he wound up gaining some body fat that he had to go on a diet. I could imagine in his older years after he is finished with Superman he is going to have some weight problems, but that's life.
grizz said on 13/Feb/15
@Joe, you do know that he's shooting Man of Steel sequel? He was between 190 and 205 lbs while shooting the first one. Allegedly he wanted to gain even more mass for the next one since Ben Affleck,at 6'2 and over 200lbs, will look quite intimidating as Batman.

I hope he wasn't John Goodman fat when you saw him :D
Dmeyer said on 13/Feb/15
To me he dosnt look as tall as pine near costner , évén with Crazy posture Still looks 6' 0.5 range , also costner whom i met and was 6' 1-1.25 maybe 10 yrs back shouldnt be taller than 6' 0.75/185cm today yet cavill looks 0.5-0.75 in shorter, he does look a quater in taller than 6'0.25 lutz , so can apear 6'0.25-0.75 , so i think 6'0.5 is fair but no more
MD said on 13/Feb/15
@Joe, yeah, he's been really upfront about his weight issues, and that he has to work VERY hard to stay in shape. It's clear from the BAFTA photos that he didn't just put on some weight, but A LOT of weight, and it's certainly not the muscle weight we've sometimes seen him put on for a role. It's clear he's trying to hide it, but, yeah, it's obvious that he's really heavy, right now. You can tell in both his face and his waist.

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Feb/15
The weak 6ft1 could be closer.
Joe said on 11/Feb/15
Evans is leaning over a bit, and Cavill is standing straight, and there appears to be very little difference in height, Evans shoes appear to have somewhat thicker heels though, I think about a centimeter difference, but Evans is an inch shorter than Cavill. Cavill is exactly 6'0.5" tall, he looks like he put on some weight, maybe water weight in the that photo at the BAFTA. Cavill has stated that he has struggled with weight problems all his life, I will not be surprised if he has experiences a lot of weight gain later in life. I met him personally and he seems like he likes to eat.
MD said on 11/Feb/15
Joe, I'm also of the thought that Evans is less than 6'0", but he is listed 6'0", here. When we give heights of people already listed here, it's courtesy to give the site the listing and then simply say in parentheses or something that you disagree with it.
Joe said on 10/Feb/15
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Here is Cavil with Chris Evans who is 5'11.5", Cavill appears to be about an inch taller. As I said before Cavill is 6'0.5" not a full 6'1", but can easily just he is 6'1". Even on my government ID it says I am 6'1" even though I am actually 6'0.5".
Dmeyer said on 10/Feb/15
Click Here , this pic proves since both have sly posture that evans is more 183cm than 181-2cm Like Many think and that cavill is not a mm over solid 184cm since he has a hard time looking more than a 0.25in taller than evans when in equal posture
Joe said on 10/Feb/15
I met him in the afternoon, and yes it was him, we were the same exact height, we both had to wait in line and had to take off our shoes and it was a unique chance to see a famous celebrity and see just how tall they are, this listing is totally correct, Cavill is 6'0.5" tall, I was talking to him face to face for 20 minutes, real nice guy. I was kind of thinking he would be a full 6'1" or possibly 6'1.5" but he was my size exact. I was kind of surprised he flies commercial airlines and not private jets. Also it was in the afternoon maybe he is 6'1" out of bed.
The Last Son said on 9/Feb/15
@Joe
Those are all cool stories but how about a picture to back your claims?
and Michael Shannon is 6ft 3.5in (192 cm).
The Last Son said on 9/Feb/15
@A6'1Guy
Yes, they're wearing the same footwear in both pictures.
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Feb/15
184-185cm evening, 186-187cm out of bed
Joe said on 9/Feb/15
I can tell you that I think Cavill was exactly my height and we were barefoot, we were in an American airport, as we were waiting in a TSA checkpoint, he is a really nice guy, he was a really friendly guy, and I was surprised that were exactly the same height and similar build. I have a friend who is 6'1" exact, and honestly there is very little difference between me and him, ever look at ruler and see what half an inch looks like? Its a little larger than a centimeter, its not much so for him to put on his resume that he is 6'1" is not a stretch, he is definitely not 6'0" he is legit 6'0.5", maybe he could ne 6'0.75", we me around 3PM in the afternoon.
DanielOrtise said on 9/Feb/15
Henry Cavill is a legit 6'1 which is 185cm which is exactly my height. I was chatting with him in london recently and guess what my phone was dead so I could'ent take a picture or I would have posted it. The guy is bulky and massive in person and made me feel really skinny next to him!lol! He's also taller then Luke Evans and Chris Evans who I'think are 5"11.5 and are 1.5 or 2 inches shorter then Cavill too.
Jared said on 9/Feb/15
Rob, do you think Henry is taller than Robert Pattinson?
[Editor Rob: he can look more of a 184 than Robert can, although Robert certainly isn't a guy who stands with excellent posture as Henry does.
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A6'1Guy said on 8/Feb/15
@ If this guy is a real 6'0 foot guy, I wouldn't rule out 6'1 - 6'2 for Henry.
Though, I do not know what foot wear they are wearing, Henry looks at least 1 inch above Luke, if not 2.
He seems to me like a guy who is between 6'1 and 6'2, not 6'0.5.
Joe said on 8/Feb/15
I actually finally got to meet Henry Cavill at the airport, guess what? I am 6'0.5" and had the luck of standing right behind him in security, he is exactly my height. My driver's license says that I am 6'1" because the DMV computer cannot say that I am 6'0.5", so its not a stretch of the imagination for him say he is 6'1" because people have poor listening comprehension if he says he is 6'0.5" tall they will think he is saying he is 6'5".
Also Evans is really a bit under 6 foot, more like 5'11.5".
The Last Son said on 8/Feb/15
Henry Cavill standing next to Luke Evans; another 6 footer
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jan/15
Rob, maybe give him the same mark as Jon Hamm?
peter said on 31/Jan/15
@Joe
do u have any proof that he was measured at 184 cm?
Joe said on 22/Jan/15
Take a look at the full body photos of Cavill and Affleck, Affleck is wearing flats while Cavill is wearing dress shoes with thick heels that explains the difference in heights. Also I noticed some variation in height between Cavill and his MOS co-star Michael Shannon, who is a legit 6-3, Shannon was in Bad Boys 2 with Will Smith and was slightly bigger than Will Smith, but he seemed to tower over Cavill in some photos of the Man of Steel film shoot. In some premier photos he only appeared a couple of inches taller. At the Man of Steel event in Italy, Michael Shannon looked at least 3 inches taller than Cavill and was wearing flat boat shoes while Cavill was wearing dress shoes. I genuinely believe he is around 6'0.5" tall and not a bit more, and that is my height as well, I never thought I would be as tall as Superman!!!!
Joe said on 22/Jan/15
Cavill worked as male model before acting, and he was measured as 184cm which is about 6 feet 4/10th of an inch in standard measurements, this seems to be accurate. If you see him with his Man of Steel co-star Michael Shannon, Shannon who is 6-3 has about 2.5 inches on Cavill, maybe even 3. As far as the guy claiming he is 6'1.5", now that is a huge stretch. If he really was that height, he would claim to be 6'2". Ben Affleck is probably 6'2" and a bit over, maybe a half inch over that. Despite the fact he is not towering like Routh or Reeve, Cavill is a very plausible Superman, more so than Routh, but not as good as Reeve, no one will ever top Christopher Reeve.

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