Javier Bardem's Height
5ft 11.25in (181 cm)
Spanish actor best known for roles in movies like The Sea Inside, No Country for Old men, Skyfall, Bitiful, The Gunman and Eat, Pray, Love.
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plus said on 30/Apr/16
@plus I correct my old impressions:
Javier Bardem is 181.5, so I understand the late evening listing at 181. I normally say the height around 10-12. Jose Coronado is 179 same height for Mario Casas. Hugo Silva 182, Imanol Arias 176 and Antonio Resines 176.5. Alex Gonzalez 180 and Miguel Angel Silvestre 179.5
BT said on 7/Apr/16
He can look between 5'11 and 5'11.5 at times, 5'11.25 is a safe bet.
176.2 cm (5ft 9.37in) said on 16/Dec/15
Even if I'd be 1" taller I would hate to have such a big head!
plus said on 6/Nov/15
He is 183 cm. He is the tallest of popular Spanish actors, for example Jose Coronado is 178 cm the same height for Miguel Angel Silvestre, 177 cm for Mario Casas and 179 cm for Hugo Silva and Alex Gonzalez. Imanol Arias and Antonio Resines are 176 cm
The Dutch Guy said on 22/Oct/15
Strong 5'10" and weak 5'11". Anything in the between is acurate.
Andrea said on 17/May/15
Yeah, Judd! Look at the pictures of him with the 183-184 italian actor i've posted! He looks max 179-180... There's no need of giving him that quarter inch, Rob! At least, give him 5'11 flat...
Judd said on 13/May/15
IMO he's more 179-180 cms than 180-181 cms...look at him with Tommy Lee Jones (5'11.5")...he's visibly shorter. 5'10.75" would be better!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Apr/15
Another guy whose a lot shorter than expected...
Dmeyer said on 7/Apr/15
Looks more than 1cm over fassbender who looks a 180cm Guy
Dr JJ said on 6/Apr/15
Always look for a standard measure, in science, engineering or medicine. Lying celebrities who wear lifts are not 'standard measures' so comparing one with another gets you nowhere. Woody Allen, on the other hand, doesn't need to lie about his height and is a standard measure. Listed here as 5' 5" but age likely means 5' 4.5" these days or less. Penelope Cruz with platform high-heeled shoes is only about an inch taller than Woody. Give Allen an inch of shoe and subtract three inches from Cruz and you have a 5' 2" - 5' 3" woman. With that in mind we have a 5' 10" absolute max for Bardem (who benefits from an absolutely enormous head). He often appears to have custom shoes on at red carpet events. Downgrade needed.
Judd said on 2/Feb/15
Bardem was visible shorter than Tommy Lee Jones. Unless TLJ is today 6'0" or more (I doubt it) Bardem can't be 5'11.25"! IMO today Bardem is 5'10.5-11" (max), Fassbender 5'10.5" and TLJ is 5'11.5".
Sam said on 21/Nov/14
I think it's possible Bardem's accurate at 181 cm, Fassbender at 180 cm. Jones does edge Bardem out by you'd never guess that from watching No Country for Old Men.
Dejavu said on 18/Nov/14
Tommy Lee Jones who is maybe a weak 6'0 edges out Bardem.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Oct/14
182cm could be closer if Fassbender is 180-181cm
said on 30/Oct/14
Some more pictures with Michael Fassbender, Bardem does seem to have a fractional edge on Fassbender.
Dago Red said on 28/Jul/14
Those shoes in the Daniel Craig pics have a huge lift (check out the vamp it's a dead giveaway) giving him at least 2 inches or more. That pic is like the battle of the elevator shoes. Taller than 5'7" though.
cole said on 25/Jul/14
@Andrea: Those pics aren't the best to compare, but I think Luca looks his claim compared to James Marsden, who just never looks 5'10 in credible shots (I wouldn't go over 176 cm for him). And with 6'0.5 Richard Jenkins, he looks about the same as him. Bardem can look a flat 180 cm a lot, like I've said. But I wouldn't rule out 181 cm. As low as 179 cm flat? It would surprise me if he turned out to be that. Between 5'10.75 and 5'11.25, I would say is my lowest-highest estimate range for him.
said on 29/Jun/14
cole, I highly doubt he could be 181!
There are some photos with an italian actor who claimed 183 and, more recently, 184... I can believe he measures between 183 and 4, like 183.5, which explains his claims. But no more than that!
Here are some photos:
(the fourth from left)
(The same guy next to an alleged 5'10 James Marsden:
I dont know what you think, but he does look at least 4 cms shorter to me! So let's say that guy is 183.5, Bardem isn't over 179-179.5... Rob, you still think he's that's a solid 181 guy next to a 183-184 guy? Noway!
cole said on 25/Jun/14
Actually seeing him more recently in quite regular footwear with Michael Fassbender he can look the listed 181 cm. 180 cm is equally likely though.
SAK said on 7/May/14
Gilipollas says: Slouches pretty much, aging badly, ugly as hell and a hell of an actor sooo talented. 5'11" and looks like it.
'ugly as hell' a little harsh.
He is deffo in 5f11 range. The listing is spot on.
Gilipollas said on 5/May/14
Slouches pretty much, aging badly, ugly as hell and a hell of an actor sooo
talented. 5'11" and looks like it.
said on 25/Apr/14
Looks similar to Fassbender(180cm).
Realist said on 12/Apr/14
Rebecca Hall 174 Javier Bardem 179
Arch Stanton said on 22/Mar/14
Rob he has minimum 2 inches on Rebecca Hall in Vicky Christina. I doubt she's really 5 ft 10.
powerbrokers said on 26/Feb/14
he is shorter than Mark Wahlberg who is a mere 5'8", Bardem is 5'7"
said on 28/Jan/14
5'11.25" looks spot on.
On a funny note, this article I read about shorter actors in Hollywood had him at 5'7" - which he is clearly taller than.
Sam said on 13/Nov/13
He talks about nearly envying Brad Pitt's looks, but at any rate he's a hell of an actor...just see him in the three films Rob lists at the top.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Nov/13
Like Russell Crowe, suprisingly shorter in person.
said on 9/Oct/13
The angles are not ideal but Bardem does strike me as a bit taller than Michael Fassbender. Maybe 2 cm, so Bardem at 181 cm and Fassbender at 179 cm.
183CM said on 1/Aug/13
He seems 1 or 2 cm taller than Daniel Craig, I think he is 5´11
said on 30/Jul/13
Oh, I'll try that link again: Click Here
said on 29/Jul/13
With 5'4 Penelope Cruz, both in sandals: Click Here
What do you recon Rob? I can see more or less 5'10-11 range, not sure on the 5'11.25. He's not 5'7 or 5'8, that's for sure.
[Editor Rob: the link doesn't work, but I think around 5ft 11 is generally what he can look.]
said on 23/Jun/13
VH1 just made an article about short celebrities Click Here
this guy is listed as 5'7, he really looks tall but the article is correct for sure about the 9 from the 10 actors, so probably they do know something
cole said on 14/Jun/13
Personally I would not go much over 5'11 for him, even 5'10.5 could be right. He wears big footwear, so it's not that surprising that he can look 6ft or more at times.
David said on 8/Apr/13
6'1 (1,85 m.) according to some sources.
May be 6'0 (1'83 m.) is more accurate.
He is not huge, but no doubt he's a big guy
Sam said on 3/Apr/13
true, it's hard to buy that he's under 5'11" range. 5'7" would be tough to disguise so consistently. Bardem is a couple of inches over average not under it.
17, 182 said on 29/Mar/13
Was he downgraded Rob? I swore he was 182 the last time I checked.
Original said on 9/Mar/13
5'10 or 5'11 never.
He's 5'11.5, max 6', min 5'11.25".
said on 29/Jan/13
Bardem looks close to the six foot mark with Ben Affleck:
Leonerdi said on 29/Jan/13
5-11 max. Met him at Barajas Airport terminal 4, Madrid. He is a big guy, very moody and eith this big ego. Very ugly too! Nothing important but ugly as hell and wears this dirty look...
Converselover said on 14/Jan/13
I couldn't see this guy over 5'11". 5'10.5" sounds right. He's a good height nonetheless
said on 10/Jan/13
If Bardem is 5'11" or 6', how tall is Woody Allen then?
Hew said on 5/Jan/13
He wears massive boots at times, this guy could easily be arund 5'10.
David said on 3/Jan/13
I've got a picture with him when he was shooting Goya's ghosts (i'll upload it as soon as i take the chance) He's taller than just 5'11.25. I'm 5'9 and he's much taller than me. Six foot is more accurate. I promise I'll upload the photo. He's six foot for sure.
Archie said on 24/Dec/12
This guys shorter than Daniel Craig.... 5'10 MAX
Spanish Girl said on 21/Dec/12
Javier Bardem: 183 cm for sure! :)
Jed said on 15/Nov/12
There's a picture of Craig standing next to him - a full body shot - and craig has an inch on him. I'll look for the link.
Robert Gray said on 14/Nov/12
@ceci...I think my post went completely over your head. I'm aware of all of those things you mentioned (not sure how they relate though) - all I was saying is I heard that he's a little shorter than his listed height but his build might make him seem taller. His shoes from the Skyfall premiere also seem a little suspicious as well.
ceci said on 11/Nov/12
Robert Gray. Javier Bardem doesn't have anything special in his shoes, as you put it. The role he was playing might have. He is an actor, after all, so he portrayed someone with undefinable sexual preferences. the actor is a husband and father. Married to Penelope Cruz. It's interesting when people can't tell a role from the person portraying it.
nick said on 11/Nov/12
i think javier bardem is 5"11 cause i think daniel ndcraig is 5"9 and a half that daniel with shoes is 5"10 a quarter.
Robert Gray said on 5/Nov/12
A friend of mine worked on Skyfall and saw Bardem without shoes on and said he was actually more around 5'8. Crazy I know, but his long arms and heavy build probably make him seem taller. Not to mention having a little somethin' special in his shoes.
Silent d said on 28/Oct/12
I heard he is 6 foot but i remember someone said he is 179cm. Someone said he was two inches taller than daniel craig. I don't believe that. Daniel craig is close to 5 foot 10 and javier is probably 181cm.
Shaun said on 23/Oct/12
Bardem would be considered a solid tall man in Spain, yes, but not a giant.
Shaun said on 23/Oct/12
I had seen another photo of them and Bardem looked 2 inches taller. I have Daniel Craig as 5'10.5".
said on 23/Oct/12
Don't know about Craig's but Bardem's look suspicious here, raised angle. I came here guessing 6-6'1" until I saw his footwear.
Len said on 30/Sep/12
An imposing presence who comes across as taller than he is.
said on 2/Sep/12
he must be 1.80-1.81 roughly
here with benjamin bratt who is listed as 1.87 Click Here
I mean bardem is not really tall..more like average height...but i suppose he is a giant in spain
shrapnel said on 22/Aug/12
o.k. 2". But not less than 1.5"
Dr JJ said on 22/Aug/12
Whoa! Both Daniel Craig and Bardem have elevator shoes in their 007 press shots. Bardem's are more obvious, but that exaggerated angle between the toe section and laced section is a dead giveaway. Lifts, custom elevators, both the same height. Whatever that height is, your guess is as good as mine!
satchy said on 27/Jul/12
he is tall like 6ft
Lucchese enthusiast said on 26/Jul/12
Hi to all,
Explained through the Lucchese Boot Toes & Heels chart, in this scene the boots worn by Javier Bardem have a #3 toe, clearly visible at 3:56 - I thought it could be #5 toe, but it's too narrow for that - and 2" #6 Riding Heel, or equivalent in others brands. One thing I noticed is the fact that he has apparently very big (meaning wide) feets, it seems those boots are EE or even maybe EEE width.
There's no 3" heels, I never saw that in any boot brand I know.
The most highest kind of heel I know is the "Fashion Heel" proposed by Blackjack Boots, but I think it's only for women boots, and it's only 2"1/4 high, anyway at 4:00 it's evident that's not "fashion heel".
No, the most likely it's Lucchese #6 heel, 2" high.
said on 25/Jan/12
Minute 4:00 of ths scene. You're telling me that those heels are 1.5" or less?
Sam said on 23/Jan/12
Those weird leathery boots looked nowhere close to 3 inches high in No Country. Do you know how chunky that would look? They were probably about 1.5 inches or slightly less.
shrapnel said on 21/Jan/12
Think this a stretch for him. atch the scene in No Country for old men after he shoots woodyharrelsonand picks up his boots to avoid blood getting on them.Those heels are 3"! Not to mention the sole adding another 1/4" Evenwith that,he does not tower over other people in the movie. If he was a legit 5'11.5", those boots would put him near 6'3" and again,he does not appear this in the movie.
jake, 1.82 m/ 1.83 m said on 9/Jan/12
Surprising-- he seemed pretty tall in No Country for Old Men, however looking at pictures he doesn't appear over 5" 11.
said on 17/Dec/11
How in the world does this guy get listed so high? He's somewhere in the 5'10", range. Really kind of average heighted guy.
With 5'10" Daniel Craig:
A full half-inch has to be knocked off this guy, at least.
[Editor Rob: I said in the previous comment 181 is possible, although I've not looked at bardem yet to say. I do think Craig is a fraction over 5ft 10 mark though.]
said on 11/Nov/11
Rob, you gotta take a careful look at this pictures:
If Daniel Craig is 5'10''(178 cm) Bardem cannot be by no means 5'11.5'' (182 cm) judging from their almost unnoticeable height difference. If you look closely, they have a perfect posture and similar footwear. There are not 4 cm between them, maybe 2 or 2.5 maximum. So Bardem must be around 5' 11'' (180 cm) or 5'11.25'' (181 cm) in a very good day.
I do believe this guy needs a downgrade.
What do you think?
[Editor Rob: I had a look and from all the pics it is possible he is more 181cm. I think daniel's a guy who can maintain good posture.]
Jonan said on 25/Oct/11
Spanish men has grew up much more than the rest of Europe in the last two decades. Today lots of teenagers have 180cm or more. Our average heigh is similar to French or Italian people -perhaps a little bit more- and not much lower than the Germans height. Dutch, Scandinavian and Serbian or Croatian still 5 or 6cm taller on average
news flash said on 10/Oct/11
who gives a ****?
Original said on 10/Sep/11
He's 181cm for me.
Martin said on 30/Aug/11
He has a very big frame and a big head aswell. Big boned guy.
Jose Antonio said on 17/Aug/11
I crossed JB several times in Madrid, and I can only confirm 182-183 is precise. A reasonably tall, strong framed guy that never wear heels, no height conscious, just happy with his size, I would say.
said on 29/Jun/11
He looks about his listed height here with 6'1" Richard Jenkins:
And is much more than 3 inches taller than Woody when he's not standing behind him:
DrJJ said on 27/May/11
IÂ´ll stick with my 5Â´10" estimate.
said on 23/May/11
he looks only 2 to 3 Inches taller than Woody Allen who is 5'5".
Chameleon said on 19/May/11
No he cant be 182cm as he had 1 inch on Rebbeca Hall. Both flats....
bwlf said on 17/May/11
I meet him several years ago in Spain. I,m 177cm and he was 2 inches taller.
Myopinion said on 15/May/11
Chameleon said on 19/Apr/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Apr/11
anen said on 9/Apr/11
sounds about right almost a solid 6 feet. FYI Spain are current European Basketball Champions! NOT Austria, or Portugal < lol jealous haters
Chameleon said on 11/Mar/11
In Vicky Christina Barcelona he only had 1 inch on Rebecca Hall. Both flats.
Spanish man said on 11/Mar/11
Javier Bardem really looks a strong 1,82. He look a big guy.
said on 7/Mar/11
Yes, that's definitely more than 2 inches of height difference:
jtm said on 6/Mar/11
there is one article that claims he is 5'8 and then posted a picture with woody allen claiming there was only 2 inches between them but you could see that he is much more than just 2 inches taller than allen.
Sam said on 4/Mar/11
No way is Bardem 5'9"-5'10". That's probably the height of Josh Brolin and Bardem is about 2 inches over that, as could be seen at the Oscars.
said on 3/Mar/11
DrJJ I found a pic of them at the Oscars and she was wearing platforms not sandals. Click Here
I say she's 5f2 and he's 5f9.
DrJJ said on 1/Mar/11
Watch this year's Oscar footage. There are plenty of side by side shots of him with Penelope. She is a 5'3" - 5'4". At best. She is also very pregnant. She had 2 - 3 inch heels on. He was about 4 inches taller with 1 inch of heel. He is no more than 5'10". And he looks it too. For him to be 6' 0" Penelope would have to be a legit 5'6"-5'7". No way.
JMS said on 27/Feb/11
Looked about 2-2.5 inches taller than Josh Brolin at the Oscars
JuAn said on 27/Feb/11
Solid 5'10, notice how he Has poor posture and is always sort of slouching casually, this would knock off at least an inch from his height explaining why he and 5'9 Rebecca hall were eye to eye.
Sweeney said on 26/Feb/11
Hello!!! have you guys seen Vicky Christina Barcelona? He is eye to eye with 5'9 Rebecca Hall.
Bardem is 176CM max!
spanish said on 20/Feb/11
hi people i saw bardem with john malkovich together in segovia,spain in 2002 while they were filming the dancer upstairs,and they were exactly the same height at 1.82,since i am 1.80 and they both were approximately no more than one inch taller than me. by the way,iÂ´m the shortest guy of my group of friends...
David said on 17/Feb/11
In Spain he is commonly listed 1,85 (That's 6'1 more or less) He is probably a bit shorter. 6'0 might be accurate. Anyway, for the spanish standard he is really a big guy, even though not huge.
gvigo said on 12/Feb/11
I'm from Spain and comparing him with spanish famous people whos height i known , I can tell you he is 1'80 or 1'81.
Anonymous said on 5/Feb/11
Why are you all so ignorant and am Aussie has to tell you all...Spain has tall people and short people. The tall people live in Madrid and the not so tall live elsewhere.
Anonymous said on 2/Jan/11
I'll correct myself, he may well be a full 6'.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Dec/10
6"0 on the nose
17 year old said on 6/Dec/10
Austrian your an uneducated troglodyte. You know nothing and have no clue about the Iberian Peninsula or Spain. You should know that Spain is mixed with celt,Gaul,Mycean,muslim, phoenician, greeks,berbers, etc...all from different countries from Africa, central europe. I am portugese and am 6'8. My dad was 6'4 his dad was 6'2. My older brother is 6'10.All my family is tall...ahahah so your wrong.....
Bon said on 19/Nov/10
Doesn't seem exceedingly tall. Solid 5'11.
Austrian said on 1/Nov/10
lol you gotta be kidding, cause if youre serious you have no clue. of course people are shorter in spain, or do u think bringing up Enrique Iglesias here proves anything? haha
ive just been in spain again last month, and clearly i felt taller suddenly than i do in austria
and what the hell does that have to do with spreading hatred? cant you accept the truth?
of course spanish men arent midgets, but on average they are a few centimeters shorter than central/northern european men... and several centimeters than yugoslavians
Yoyoyo said on 9/Jul/07
Im 6'1 exactly and i was a bit taller than him, maybe an inch.
Anonymous said on 17/Mar/07
I have seen then sometimes; I am 5'10'' and he is at least 3 inches taller than me ;maybe more.
Gonzalo said on 19/Dec/06
I heard six feet in s spanish program on TV. He looks around that height. My wife said he looked very tall when she saw him.
By the way, Robin Wright is gorgeous in that pic with Bardem and Penn. She is got a charming smile
Pete said on 17/Nov/06
met him once. hes 5-11 at the most
chavi said on 8/Sep/06
Actually met the guy. Looked near to 6'1".
ralph said on 6/Aug/06
Rob, change his height to 6"1". That pic with penn proves he is that height.
ralph said on 16/Jul/06
he is definetely not 5"11" .Possibly he is listed here as a 5"11", but he is known as a 6"1" man.
ferg said on 6/Apr/06
I had seen him sometimes and I think he is 6 ft.
Fran said on 5/Feb/06
I´m sure that his height is more than 5'11' (almost 6')because have been near them two times and I'm 5'10''. He's big and looks very strong. To raj: in Spain there are actors (like in the rest of the world) taller and tiner, but if your reference is Antonio Banderas, in fact, he's... no tall (absolutely).
Gotxo said on 30/May/05
The woman standing at his left is his mother. Dunno her height but she's tall compared to another spanish actresses, plus she's evidently wearing big heels (do notice the feet/leg angle). I've never met him, but he's usually taller than the rest of the cast, i'm also 5'11" on de dot and easily feel myself puny (especially compared to young both women/men). He looks tallish in the screen withouth camera angles, in shots that captures shoes too.
A person that scraps 197cm is not a good judge if the height diff is so big
Ramon said on 11/Mar/05
I´m spanish. I´ve met him in several premiers. I´m 6 ft 5 1/2 and his real height is near 180 cm (5 ft 11).