How tall is John Cusack

John Cusack's Height

6ft 2in (188 cm)

American actor best known for roles in films like Sixteen Candles, High Fidelity, Grosse Point Blank, Con Air, 2012, Better off Dead..., The Sure Thing, Say Anything, The Grifters, Bullets Over Broadway and Being John Malcovich. He has commented upon his height several times, saying both "I'm 6ft 2" and "62 and a half" on twitter.

How tall is John Cusack
John with Molly Shannon and Jennifer Coolidge
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Apr/16
He can look either one of those so somewhere in-between is only fair. Same zone as Affleck, Driver Reynolds and Connery (prime). People just don't know how tall that is. It's really where you begin to stand out in a crowd.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Apr/16
Rob, are you considering giving him an extra ¼in?

It ties in nicely with his two claims.
Editor Rob: he was at the mark years ago, so never ruled out
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Apr/16
Lol at 6ft for Cusack
190.5cm in sneakers jones said on 4/Apr/16
Cusack is 6' flat without shoes. Anybody can see that. Nothing to be ashamed of he's a good six feet. In 4cm shoes boots heels he'll stand 1.87m anyway. So, yeah the guy would stand around 6'2" big on the screen and in real life. He's amazing and incredibly talented and i love his body of work. I'm watching on frozen ground and the factory - he makes great thrillers and the equally great actor Nic Cage is with him in Frozen ground awesome. Cage a good six feet flat. By the way Samuel L jackson is 1.88m flat 6'2" look at him next to 1.83m/6' Travolta. all these Actors are simply the best.
Charlie said on 1/Apr/16
Cusack looks closer to 5' 11 maybe 6'
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Mar/16
Cusack looks at least 2in taller than Pattinson and yeah he's much broader. He's a big dude
JordanG said on 27/Mar/16
The John Cusack photographs with Robert Pattinson are strange because in some publicity photos, Cusack looks like he's not only towering over Pattinson; but he also looks like he's built MUCH bigger. But then, there are other photos, where they look pretty much the same height and both with the same build.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Feb/16
I think one could make a good argument for B. He can definitely look the strong 6ft2 quite often
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Feb/16
Rob, which range is most likely for Cusack?

A) 191cm/189cm
B) 190.5cm/188.5cm
C) 190cm/188cm
D) 189.5cm/187.5cm
E) 189cm/187cm
Editor Rob: I think C, but B isn't impossible
random184.4.184.5 said on 23/Jan/16
I'd say 6'1.5
Someone! said on 26/Dec/15
Correg said on 11/Nov/15
Peak 1.89-90 , today 187-88.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Nov/15
He looks 6ft2-3 w/h Jim Carrey.
JordanG said on 2/Nov/15
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Dejavu said on 22/Aug/15
He looked 188cm today.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Aug/15
@Arch: I was actually about to mention Con Air. There wasn't a lot between Cage and Cusack.
But I think the former was in boots. He was definitely 2in below Nick Chinlund (also listed 6ft2 but might be a little over it). Cusack had at least 3in over 5ft11 Colm Meaney.
Arch Stanton said on 26/Jul/15
Rob can you add a photo? Barely an inch on Cage in Con Air, but Cage could look
6ft 1 in it.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jun/15
Not under 188cm.
JJF said on 11/Jun/15
The ultimate 'B' list movie star :-)
No way he's over 1.88m
Sam said on 1/Jun/15
Rob, could you Better off Dead..., The Sure Thing, Saying Anything, The Grifters and Bullets Over Broadway to his credits?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Mar/15
More likely to be 6ft2-2½ range than 6ft1½-2, IMO.
Mat 5'10 said on 23/Mar/15
I dunno if it's worth adding in the description, but in the movie 2012 his ID has his height as: 6-03
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Feb/15
Con Air and Grosse Point Blank...a brawny 6ft2-6ft3
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jan/15
Reynolds and Jackman are both 6ft2 flat.
Sam said on 8/Jan/15
I'd agree but I think Cusack could be a tad over 6'2" if he straightened up at his peak. I see Reynolds as very even 6'2" and Jackman as a guy who might dip to 6'1.75" range by afternoon.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Dec/14
I think he'd edge both Jackman and Reynolds back to back
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Nov/14
6ft2½-6ft3 in Grosse Point Blank with Dan Aykroyd.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Oct/14
Pattinson could be 6ft flat. He was 2in shorter than Pierce Brosnan in Remember Me. In that movie with Cusack he was noticeably shorter aswell.
Judd said on 16/Oct/14
Sam, not sure about it. I think that there could be a bit more than what showed those pictures, but not 2"...I think 1.25" between they is fair, and I wouldn't put pattinson under 6'0.5" for any reason...
Sam said on 14/Oct/14
The difference between Pattison and Cusack is more noticeable in the shots I posted back in May from some he looks more than 2 inches taller than Pattison. Then again some of these shots could have warping, proximity and posture that favors Cusack in those like Pattison is favored in the pics posted by Judd.
the shredder said on 14/Oct/14
Rob , what did the Plumber think he was? 6'2?
[Editor Rob: yes that's what he thought he was from an earlier measurement I believe (not by me, I don't measure people wrong...well, apart from the one time I lost 1.35 inches from someone, but let's not go there).]
Judd said on 14/Oct/14
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for sure Cusack doesn't look 6'2.5" with robert pattinson...
i think pattinson is 6'0.5" and Cusack a strong inche taller, so like 6'1.75" the top picture i see a 184 guy next to a 187 one.
184.3cm said on 13/Oct/14
I think John is a really good example of a legit 188cm, when i watched Con Air years ago i thought that Nick Cage was 5'10 cause i assumed John was a 6 footer. Really surprised me he was so tall but its clear he is when you compare him to other actors at premiers and other events.
Andrea said on 13/Oct/14
Tim Robbins came out with a "precise" 6'4.5. A real 6'4.5 is gonna look very tall, especially in Hollywood! What if he really was never over a strong 194? It's not impossible! I think he generally looks near enough 6'5 but a 6'4.5 guy with a good posture will look a big 6'5 (or even over) to most of the people... You got some cases of people who actually make you think twice when you're about to give a listing to people! As Rob said, the plumber looked at least 6'2, even in person, and is just about 6'1.5. So, if a guy like him can pull off looking a solid 6'2, think about guys like Cusack or Jackman who already look under 6'2.
[Editor Rob: even the plumber was surprised he measured that low, a guy in his 20's ain't really gonna be losing any height, but Jackman is what 46, I'd never rule out a chance of an actor in 45-50 range losing a small fraction, especially if they did a lot of physically demanding roles, like Jackman's done in last 10 years.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Oct/14
More chance of him being 189cm than 187cm
Danimal said on 13/Oct/14
Andrea says on 10/Oct/14
He does look a weak 6'2 next to Tim Robbins (if Tim really is only 6'4.75) and certainly doesn't look 6 inches taller than guys like Zac Efron! 6'2.5 could his height in shoes, 6'1.5 could be his real height!

First of all, Tim Robbins is more than 6'4 3/4" and John Cusask being 6'2"-6'2.5" barefoot just reinforces that fact.
Judd said on 12/Oct/14
I think Cusack is 6'1.75-2"...he looks more than 4" taller than his sister Joan, who's never been below 5'8.5" for sure...6'2" could be taken from a measurement made after 3-4 hours since he woke up, but I wouldn't put him below 6'1.75" as I said before...
Andrea said on 12/Oct/14
Even 6'2 is too much... Could he be 6'1.5?
[Editor Rob: steady on, it took me a few years to end up putting MFox at that mark, Cusack I am not as convinced he is quite that low.]
Andrea said on 12/Oct/14
Rob, could his claims be "in shoes"? I mean, don't tell me he looks a solid 6'2 next to Tim Robbins or Zac Efron!
[Editor Rob: from the 2 movies they were in that had scenes together, 6ft 2.5 might look too much, unless you are of a view robbins really was over 6ft 5.]
Andrea said on 10/Oct/14
He does look a weak 6'2 next to Tim Robbins (if Tim really is only 6'4.75) and certainly doesn't look 6 inches taller than guys like Zac Efron! 6'2.5 could his height in shoes, 6'1.5 could be his real height!
mike said on 25/Sep/14
Rob, would you consider putting him at 2.25? since he claimed both 6ft 2 and 2.5 like what you did with Tim Robbins.
tk said on 18/Sep/14
6ft 2.5 or 1.89 for John Cusack. Certainly tall and very good actor. And with a very good taste in music...
Arch Stanton said on 19/Jun/14
@ Marcus

More chance of 189 I think.
Sam said on 19/Jun/14
If he's 187 cm, then Robert Pattinson is under six foot, which is doubtful.
Marcus said on 17/Jun/14
187 cm
kio124 said on 27/May/14
totaly agreed
[Editor Rob: you could say about 2 inches, some of the shots they are far apart so it's harder to guess]
Sam said on 20/May/14
He looks at least 2 inches taller than Robert Pattinson...if anything, these photos seem to imply that Pattinson is barely six foot.
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I could buy even a 3 inch difference in this shot.
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Dejavu said on 9/Apr/14
6'2 could be a bit over
Arch Stanton said on 12/Feb/14
He could look a bit shorter in Money for Nothing but I think he's an honest 6'2" guy.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Jan/14
Looks it in Being John Malkovich.
sean73 said on 16/Jan/14
Defo a solid 6'2" guy at knight.
Ted said on 10/Jan/14
Looks 6'1" to 6'2" in most films. Neither measurement would surprise me.
Big Sam said on 1/Jan/14
If Hackman is listed as 188 on here and Cusack as 187, how come the latter appeared visibly taller in Runaway Jury? Interesting.
[Editor Rob: cusack is 188 and hackman at that time had probably dropped a little ]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Dec/13
Rob, will you give Cusack the 6ft2.25?
Raptor Jesus said on 28/Dec/13
in '1408' he looked about 1 inch taller than Samuel L. Jackson. in The Sure Thing (1985) his carachter claims to be 6'2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Dec/13
I'd be interested to see him face to face with Hugh Jackman. I bet they'd be identical.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Dec/13
He's more 6ft2-6ft3 than 6ft1-6ft2, IMO.
sambo said on 31/Oct/13
watching 1408, he looks at least as tall as Samuel L.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Sep/13
"John Cusack height: 6ft 2.25in (189cm)"
berta said on 26/Aug/13
weak 189
greg said on 23/Aug/13
I saw him about ten years ago in Malibu, and he looked at least 6'2" - I would have said taller than that - but if he says 6'2" then who are we to argue?
Hypado said on 12/Aug/13
1.88 is right.
cole said on 21/Jul/13
Rob do you think he could be a shade over 6'2? I think he's an honest guy when he claims 6'2 and 6'2.5, like he's between those two depending on the time of the day he measured. He seemed about 1 inch taller than Craig Robinson (requesitng a page for him!) in Hot Tub Time Machine whom I think could be 6'1.5 range, at least he looked it next to Ed Helms in The Office.
[Editor Rob: there's not many 2.25 listings around, he could fit it]
Ted said on 19/Jul/13
Yes he always looks tall in movies
A person at least 187 plus.
he stacks up well against other tall people except Tim Robinson.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jul/13
Rob, maybe he's somewhere between his two claims?
Caroline said on 9/Apr/13
Just see a clip of 'Adult World' where he's next to Emma Roberts (wearing some kind of wedge sneakers) and he looks so tall! I think 188-189cm at least.
twat said on 14/Mar/13
look at the film couch trip,best comparison 59.04. enough said,probably 5ft 6 max
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/13
Cage 183-184cm, Cusack 188-189cm
joe joe said on 19/Jan/13
@dani he is alot taller than cage. seen them side by side and he has at least 2 inches on him
BEASTMAN said on 22/Oct/12
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m says on 6/Jan/12
If he's claimed both 6" 2 and 6" 2.5, maybe a 6" 2.25 (1.89 m) listing is fair? Same as how Robbins is listed as 1.95 m, halfway between his claims of 6" 4.5 and 6" 5.

Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Oct/12
Based on what he's said...
6ft2.75(190cm) out of bed
6ft2.5(189cm) morning
6ft2.5(189cm) lunchtime
6ft2.25(189cm) afternoon
6ft2.25(189cm) evening
6ft2(188cm) night

He's claimed 6ft2 and 6ft2.5. Between those two figures seems reasonable.
Silent d said on 1/Oct/12
I've seen him in a few movies. I remember he was in this movie with billy bob thronton and he was about ten cm taller. Forgot the name of the movie. In conair next to nicolas cage, he looked 187cm. 6 foot 2 is about right.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Jul/12
I think Cusack is 188-189cm range.
dani said on 7/Jun/12
He is 1.84m barefoot. He height is as similar to nicolos cage who is 6'
steven said on 14/Jan/12
he probably claim 6'2.5 in boots.
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m said on 6/Jan/12
If he's claimed both 6" 2 and 6" 2.5, maybe a 6" 2.25 (1.89 m) listing is fair? Same as how Robbins is listed as 1.95 m, halfway between his claims of 6" 4.5 and 6" 5.
Bon_ said on 31/Dec/11
he is probably just about 6'2 out of bed and 186 cm by evening.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 30/Dec/11
Just watched Con Air and he never looked particularly tall, just a bit above average! And thinking he was listed at 189 and there were people that thought he was 6'3+ ahahah He was with an actor, listed on here at 180, and he looked max 5-6 cm taller but more likely less than that! He looked good 10 cms shorter than Tim Robbins! 6'2 could be his morning height, if he's lucky!
Bon_ said on 23/Dec/11
no more than 6'1.5 IMO, probably 6'1.25 at his lowest
Tman said on 5/Dec/11
1,86m bare footed 1,89m in dress shoes
ANDREA[ITA] said on 5/Dec/11
If hes 189, tim robbins is no less than 198
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Nov/11
Robbins 195-196cm
Cusack 188-189cm
ANDREA[ITA] said on 14/Nov/11
O yeah, rampage! He could be but i think real height is without shoes, so forget about it!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/11
"John Cusack height: 6 ft 2.25 (189cm)"
LAN Jiao said on 5/Nov/11
Andrea, im thinking 2 cases of possibility :

1st. he is 6'2 morning 6'2.5 out of bed , 6'1.5 midday and lower down night he is tad bit mm under 6'1.5 if get measure.

2nd. easier to say he is just a strong 6'1(185.5cm something) and fits on footwear he is 6'2 - 6'2.5 he claim in twitter.

the main problem, he does't look under 6'1 and if put a compare to will smith he may be a half inch tad over him or something more is a lil chance.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 28/Oct/11
Night height, rob? Night height he could easily be 6'1.25! I mean: real height is after 5 hours like you said! Night height is .25 shorter than that! I assume that if someone is 6'2, his real height is 6'2.25!
ANDREA[ITA] said on 28/Oct/11
Rob what about this? Crispin Glover is listed at 179, even if most of users say he's less than that! Admitting he's 179, there are no more than 3 inches between them! There's more difference between Tim and John than between these two!
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Please, explain this since you're saying he's really 6'2.5! He just doesnt look it! Next to Tim and next to others! He looks 6'1.5 tops! Dont ignore me and give an explanation! You cant list him at that height only because he said it! I remember you that even will smith claimed 6'2.5 but is 6'1 tops!
[Editor Rob: there probably is more chance six two half isn't a night height, maybe six two was a better fit]
ANDREA[ITA] said on 26/Oct/11
Yeah, lan but in the famous scene with tim and john, john is dwarfed by tim! There are more than only 8 cms! There are two cases: or john is only 184-185 or tim is wearing heels!
LAN Jiao said on 20/Oct/11
i recall old pic here with 5'6.75 glenn ,cusack look 6'0 with slight slouch. 6'1.25 can buy that explain why 6'4.5 tim robbins look 8cm higher john cusack
LAN Jiao said on 18/Oct/11
He is 189cm with shoe. Look 190cm in boots. He had tendency wear boots in movie, look solid 186cm.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 13/Oct/11
Yeah but the height dont match at all! And these are not the only ones! Tim has 4 inches on John Cusack, no way only 6 cm -.-
ANDREA[ITA] said on 13/Oct/11
If you say hes min 6'2, why the hell you list tim robbins at only 195? Hes at least 198 in comparison! Explain that!
[Editor Rob: Robbins said 6ft 4.5 and 5, I list him between the 2.]
ANDREA[ITA] said on 12/Oct/11
So i say i'm 6ft3 but i look 6ft you list him at 6ft3? :O
I didnt think you gave so much importance to celeb's declaration! I remember for example that Johnny Depp said he's 5'11, why dont you list him at 5'11? An example as much others :O
[Editor Rob: Cusack can sometimes look 6ft 2.5, sometimes 6ft 2.]
ANDREA[ITA] said on 12/Oct/11
Rob, answer this question please! Why do you keep him at 189? He looked max 186-187 with tim robbins!
[Editor Rob: I'm giving him the height he said on twitter]
ANDREA[ITA] said on 9/Oct/11
no, not much! only 10 cms!
James said on 8/Oct/11
there would not be that much between tim and cusack. both tall guys.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 4/Oct/11
Yeah danimal! I agree with you! I dunno if cusack is shortern or tim is taller! I gotta say that tim robbins at "only" 195 screws up half the listings of this site! Rob you gotta work on it! Or you upgrade tim or you must downgrade most of the listings!
Danimal said on 3/Oct/11
James says on 30/Sep/11

Which puts Tim Robbins at minimum 6'6".
ANDREA[ITA] said on 3/Oct/11
Tim robbins has solid 4 inches on him! 186 is already generous for him!
James said on 30/Sep/11
ANDREA[ITA] said on 23/Sep/11
Hes 6'1.75 tops.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Sep/11
Cusack looks 190-191cm with Tim Robbins in that pic.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 3/Sep/11
Ok! You officially need an oculist, James!
James said on 2/Sep/11
In Toms pic cusack looks 6'3.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 29/Aug/11
Yeah! Here he looks taller but hes closer to the camera! There must be no less than 3 inches between them! So no more than 187 for john!
Tom said on 28/Aug/11
John and Tim Robbins in the movie Tapeheads:
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The difference isn't as big as it is in High Fidelity so Tim probably had shoes advantage. I'm not sure if there is as much as 5 cm between their heights.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 27/Aug/11
there's less difference between Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman than between John Cusack and Tim Robbins!
ANDREA[ITA] said on 26/Aug/11
He neither is 188! Come on! Always looked about 6ft1 max in his movies! He looks only 3-4 cms taller than 180 ray liotta, he looks about the same height of samuel l jackson ( that today aint over 6ft1, just see him next to the rock)! And the scene with tim robbins proofs it since he looks about 4 inches shorter! 185 max 186 for him! If you see his movies he looks just a bit taller than average, not particularly tall like a legit 189 man should look! Its enough he claims 6ft2.5 to list him at that height! I remember that also will smith said it but in reality he's 186 max!
ANDREA[ITA] said on 25/Aug/11
Aahah yeah! 190 with nike shox! There are 2 cases: or Tim Robbins is at least 6ft6 or you should downgrade most of the celebs, rob! Cusack looks at least 9 cms shorter than tim, clive owen the same, edward norton looks 15 cms shorter, charlize theron looks max 5'8 with him, sean penn looks 170, morgan freeman 186-187 tops!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Aug/11
188cm min
190cm max
James said on 24/Aug/11
max 190cm for cusack more like
ANDREA[ITA] said on 23/Aug/11
Max 186 for cusack! Near 188 when he wakes up! The video with Tim Robbins shows that!
ANDREA[ITA] said on 20/Aug/11
Yeah but big disadvantage, like 4-5 cms! Is it possible? Its just ridicolous that.a 6ft5 man wears heels!
ANDREA[ITA] said on 19/Aug/11
If cusack is really 189, they made tim look about 2 metres! What do you think, rob? Was he in taptoes like tom welling? xD
[Editor Rob: maybe he had shoe disadvantage...]
James said on 18/Aug/11
Robbins must have had footware advantage
ANDREA[ITA] said on 17/Aug/11
See the scene! Cusack doesnt even reach tim's eyebrows! And even if it were 3 inches, it would mean tim robbins is 196-197! Maybe he really is...
James said on 16/Aug/11
ANDREA[ITA] says on 12/Aug/11
6ft2 was better for john cusack! In high fidelity scene, if John Cusack is 6ft2.5, Tim Robbins must be at least 6ft6.5! do you think that it is possible, rob? IMO its not! Then it's ridicolous that you have him at the same height of Tom Welling because he never looked as tall as Tom looks! There are some heights on this site that are pretty ridicolous and invented...

i think there was 3 inches between cusack and robbins.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 12/Aug/11
6ft2 was better for john cusack! In high fidelity scene, if John Cusack is 6ft2.5, Tim Robbins must be at least 6ft6.5! do you think that it is possible, rob? IMO its not! Then it's ridicolous that you have him at the same height of Tom Welling because he never looked as tall as Tom looks! There are some heights on this site that are pretty ridicolous and invented...
James said on 8/Aug/11
6'7 in shoes in the morning for sure but i don't think tim robbins would measure over 6'6 (198cm) in the early morning.

at night tim robbins could be 194cm and during the afternoon around 195cm.

Yep Cusack is defenintly 6'3 in the morning.

By the way 6'7 is a big BIG joke for Tim Robbins. Can you honesly say he looks almost tall as peter crouch? 6'4.75 is fine though, near enough 6'5.
James said on 7/Aug/11
okay then i can accept 189cm for cusack over my 187cm estimate
Danimal said on 6/Aug/11
Is probably 6'3" early in the morning. I still believe that Tim Robbins wakes up at 6'6" and is at least 6'5" and change by night (rumors had circulated years ago that he was even 6'7", which I wouldn't rule out as morning height and 6'6" at night).
5\'8.76784 said on 4/Aug/11
He could look similar in height next to less than 6'3 Oliver Platt, and he still dwarfed lift-wearing 5'10 Billy Bob Thornton in "The Ice Harvest". He wasn't that much shorter than 6'4.5 Randy Quaid either. Pretty cool movie indeed. Rob has him spot on at 6'2.5.
the shredder said on 4/Aug/11
At least he is honest about 6'2 and a half ... unlike Will Smith who says it just to support his 6'2 claims !
Mr. R said on 3/Aug/11
A few years ago, John stood back to back with Letterman, and was clearly more than an inch taller. I think Rob has this one perfectly. DID YOU HEAR THAT ROB? I AM AGREEING WITH YOU........Somewhere in hell, there is a small snowflake.
[Editor Rob: 6ft 2.5 wasn't improbable, it's rare to find actors saying half inches]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Aug/11
Great stuff Rob!
Danimal said on 3/Aug/11
Tim Robbins is 6'5" at night. Cusack is every bit 6'2.5" he claims to be.
jtm said on 2/Aug/11
i think he is a weak 6'2.rob why is tim robbins still listed at 6'4.5 when he was more than just 2 inches taller than cusack?
[Editor Rob: maybe he wore bigger footwear, or maybe 6ft 5 for Tim is something I should really consider over the 6ft 4.5. It seems a good amount believe 6ft 5 is more accurate than 4.5]
Jack said on 2/Aug/11
Described himself as "62 and a half..." on Twitter - So I think 6'2.5" would definitely be fair.
[Editor Rob: since he has now included the half inch, then it is fair to put him at that mark.]
James said on 25/Jul/11
I am unsure if Robbins is 6'4.5 or 6'5????

True as well we do not know what the footware is like with robbins and cusack.

I think if there footware was similar then Cusack looked 186cm if Robbins is 6'4 1/2.
Bon_ said on 23/Jul/11
No, Cusack looked 6'1 next to 6'4.5 Robbins.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jul/11
Tim Robbins looked 6ft6 opposite Cusack...
5\'8.56784 said on 15/Jul/11
I think in the musicshop scene in High Fidelity, Robbins is wearing dress shoes (or boots) so that's why he looks a solid 6'5 compared to 6'2 Cusack, who is wearing flats.
RobertJ said on 12/Jul/11
Not the the greatest photo below, can't see footwear and Cusack's wearing a hat but he looks about an inch taller than Jim Carrey whose ~6'1''. Anything below 6'2'' for Cusack is absurd in my opinion. He certainly isn't 6'3'' but I bet next to Brandon Routh for example, you wouldn't see a noticeable difference.

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Jul/11
Jackson is wearing a cap and clearly has camera angle in his favour...

Today Samuel L. Jackson is 6ft2(188cm) and John Cusack is 6ft2.25(189cm)
James said on 6/Jul/11
looks no taller than 186cm next to Jackson.
Jonas said on 28/Jun/11
He does look a bit shorter that Samuel Jackson
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I'd go for 6'1.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jun/11
Tim Robbins 196cm
Cusack 189cm
James said on 16/Jun/11
sorry rob don't mean to be annoying but say if robbins is not over 6'4.5 would you say that cusack looked 6'1.5 in comparison?
[Editor Rob: yeah he could look that]
James said on 15/Jun/11
Rob do you agree cusack looked just under 6'2 near tim robbins?
[Editor Rob: well if Robbins is 6ft 5 rather than just under, then 6ft 2 might is probably on the money aswell for Cusack.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jun/11
That's fine, James...but further down the page Rob has said that 6ft2.5 is more probable than 6ft1.5. I totally agree with him on that. Aswell Jackson is most likely still around 6ft2
James said on 10/Jun/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 9/Jun/11
Never looks under. I think 6ft2.5 is more probable than say 6ft1.5. He's taller than Samuel L. Jackson I believe is hovering around 187-188cm today

Sam looks closer to 6'1 today. I am sorry but i disagree rampge i think higher chance that cusack is 6'1.5 than 6'2.5. Just look how much shorter he was than tim robbins.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Jun/11
Never looks under. I think 6ft2.5 is more probable than say 6ft1.5. He's taller than Samuel L. Jackson I believe is hovering around 187-188cm today
James said on 8/Jun/11
I do think on screen Cusack looks 6'2 but then again he might be under?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jun/11
He was like almost an inch taller, James
James said on 6/Jun/11
Yeah rampage true but sam is like between 6'1-6'2 these days. that and cusack might have had hair advantage.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Jun/11
Cusack was slouching maybe?
Bon_ said on 3/Jun/11
He's a weak 6'2 at best. 187 cm max.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/11
He was taller than Samuel L. Jackson
James said on 31/May/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 26/May/11
He's 6ft2.5 just like Hugh Jackman and Ben Affleck

then why did Robbins have 3 inches on him?
Pat said on 30/May/11
I think Cusack is gorgeous. I've always thought he might be about 5'10", but was pleasantly surprised when I noticed he's much taller. I'm 5'10" and have always felt like a giant around everyone. Being female, that's a difficult height, especially when you want to wear 3" heels but don't want to tower over everyone.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/May/11
He's 6ft2.5 just like Hugh Jackman and Ben Affleck
Bon_ said on 23/May/11
Robbins is 194 cm, nowadays maybe 193.
Bon_ said on 23/May/11
@ Danimal I am not a troll, just a little more progressive discutant than real trolls like yourself.

6'1.5 for Cusack.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/May/11
John Cusack 189cm
Tim Robbins 196cm
James said on 18/May/11
hungy says on 14/May/11
I met him personally, coz I was an extra in his new movie. He IS tall, much more so than I thought. I'm short, but comparing Cusack to my uncle who's 195 cm, Cusack is still tall, around 190 cm.

Tim Robbins must be 197-198cm then?
Danimal said on 16/May/11
Who is this Bon troll lowering everyone's height by more than an inch???
hungy said on 14/May/11
I met him personally, coz I was an extra in his new movie. He IS tall, much more so than I thought. I'm short, but comparing Cusack to my uncle who's 195 cm, Cusack is still tall, around 190 cm.
James said on 10/May/11
John Cusack 6'1.5 (187cm)
Tim Robbins 6'4.5 (194cm)
Andrea [ITA] said on 9/May/11
In that vid, he looks no more than 185 if robbins is only 194! Its what i go on saying! Tim robbins is more than 194! Come on! He towers over 188-190 listed stars... So, or he gets upgraded or others gotta be downgraded!
James said on 5/May/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 2/May/11
189cm is closer than 187cm

In Identity he was 3 inches taller than Ray Liotta

Have u not seen the video i posted Hugh????????
T said on 5/May/11
I cant believe u think this guys taller than landham
Godred said on 3/May/11
I could buy 187 - 189 - so lets meet in the middle hey?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/May/11
189cm is closer than 187cm

In Identity he was 3 inches taller than Ray Liotta
Bon_ said on 1/May/11
I absolutely don't buy full 6'2 for him. He never looks so tall.
James said on 30/Apr/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 29/Apr/11
Have considered moving Cusack to 189cm, Rob?

No i think he is more 187cm than 189cm look at him in this clip compared to 194cm tim robbins looks 187 or 186cm to me in comparison
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Apr/11
Have considered moving Cusack to 189cm, Rob?
RobertJ said on 25/Apr/11
Not that this needs posting since most agree Cusack is legit 6'2'' but these are some old photos of him with Chaz Palminteri whose listed as 6'2.5'' and they're pretty even (Cusack may have a slight edge). We can't see footwear but it's more evidence to justify adding a half inch to his listed height, as well as further show he's a solid 188cm.

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Apr/11
Ben Affleck and John Cusack are both 6"2.5(189cm)...

Anything under 6"2 for either of them is off the mark
Bon_ said on 17/Apr/11
186-187 cm definitively, 6'1.5
TruebloodFan said on 13/Apr/11
he's in Ben Affleck's height range. 189 morning 188 day 187 at night. 6ft2 is totally ok for Cusack to claim. 188 night is also a strong possibility.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Apr/11
6"2.5(189cm) is closer
Johan Cruyff said on 5/Apr/11
I saw him once and i belive he's:

Morning (out of bed)= 6'2.5" (1.89 m)
After 1,5-3 hrs= 6'2" (1.88 m)
After 5-10 hrs= 6'1.75" (1.87 m)

6'2" it's fine for him but if he claims to be 6'2.5" it's fine, too. However i think he's not over that measure.
Menace 195cm said on 29/Mar/11
I personally know John and we used to hang out sometimes. Those were the old days. He is a little shorter than 188cm, i think he is 187cm to be exact (as I could remember)
anon said on 28/Mar/11
189? no way. Always thought this guy was 6'1'' but I suppose 188cm isn't unreasonable though I would guess 187cm.
Bon_ said on 27/Mar/11
6'2.5 is ridiculous no offense
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Mar/11
Rob you should really put some consideration into the 6"2.5
Bon_ said on 24/Feb/11
yeah Rob I'm not suggesting anything definitively but I go on side with those who said that Cusack doesn't appear SO tall in his movies, It's obvious he's more than legit tall but I'm not sure of 189 cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Feb/11
Rob perhaps 6"2.25(189cm) could be on the ball?
Bon_ said on 16/Feb/11
He might be as low as 6'1.25

[Editor Rob: there is an argument he could be 6ft 2.5, it's not an improbable, it's probably more probable than 6ft 1.25.]
James said on 15/Feb/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Feb/11
Anything below 188cm is not a fair argument
paciugo said on 28/Jan/11
looked about 1-2 cm taller tha Samuel L. Jackson in 1408
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Jan/11
6"2.25(189cm) is spot on
Anonymous said on 15/Jan/11
he had 2"on G.Hackman face to face,in the movie "runaway jury",easily 6'3" as many people here say who have met him,and should be believed.
Legend said on 11/Jan/11
He's 6'1.5
MARKO said on 9/Jan/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jan/11
Looked 0.5in taller than Jackson...but remember Jackson is not over 6"2 flat today
Truth Teller said on 31/Dec/10
Was one inch taller than Samuel L. Jackson in "1408".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Dec/10
Chow Yun Fat is 6"0.5(184cm)
Bon said on 4/Dec/10
Closer to 6'1 than 6'3 IMO.
James said on 16/Nov/10
Rampage with Robbins he does not look over 6'2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Nov/10
188-189cm range..about the same as Samuel L. Jackson
Anonymous said on 7/Nov/10
I met him in Moscow 1 year ago - he is very tall, about 189-190 cm.
Valeri said on 3/Oct/07
yeah.I can give Cusack 6'2 for sure. it looks like 6 inches too with glenn. tall guy,nice height.much like hugh jackman and clive owen.
Anonymous said on 1/Oct/07
Just saw 1408 and he looked taller than 6'2" Sam Jackson
glenn said on 22/Sep/07
can be an asshole.not meeting cant justify.
James said on 21/Sep/07
Met this guy, Not a asshole but he did seem to be in a hurry. My brother is 6'2 and John Seemed a little taller. Maybe it was his shoes. Id say 6'3 or 6'2.75 without shoes. With shoes this guy seemed 6'4 and a half. At least.
Marco said on 19/Sep/07
He looks at least an inch taller than 6 ft 2 Samuel L. Jackson in "1408"
Ted said on 19/Sep/07
the film with Tim Robbins was Tapeheads. I thought Cusack was 6'3 but in the movie against Robbins there was 3 inches difference. So 6'2
Kate said on 25/Aug/07
I knew he was 6ft 2 i knew it!! john always always looked tall and broad in many of the films ive seen..but here he only looks a few inches taller than that guy..whos technically 5ft 3! Omg well i'm 5ft7 and abit so waht does that make me compared to john!? well maybe you guys should change the other guys height to make those many veiwers worry me..

but yeh cool picture..i do like the way john has his hand near to his if hes rob in High Fidelity and was about to say "alright everybody..i do like 'love your way'.but by marie de-salle"
sam said on 13/Jul/07
Although in certain pictures he looks taller, Cusack looked about the same height to me as Jackson in 1408. I guess it's a question of perception.
RobertJ said on 12/Jul/07
Not a great pic since you can't see footwear but he looks at least Jackson's height. Looks like Cusack has put on some weight.

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mcfan said on 7/Jul/07
Anthony is correct. Jackson was an inch shorter than Cusack in all of the scenes in 1408. The shoes were just normal footwear. Either Jackson or Cusack needs to be revised. Cusack was an inch taller than 6'1 Dan Aykroyd so I would say Jackson might only be 6'1.
cusackfan said on 13/Jun/07
Yup I have it confirmed now. (hes tall) And that explains why even with all the photographers in my way on the 1408 red carpet, I was still able to see his smiling face clearly and get a nice pic, LOL. :)
Anthony said on 12/Jun/07
If Cusack 6'1 or less than Sam Jackson is 6' at the most. Cusack has at least an inch on him in all the still photos from "1408" I've seen.
Mr. R said on 12/Jun/07
A few years ago he was on Lettermen, and they stood back to back and Cusack was taller! If Dave is not the 6-2 as cliamed, then Cusack sure is. If Dave IS the 6-2 he claims, then Cusack is between 6-2 and 6-3.
G-unit said on 2/Jun/07
he looks so much 6', but when you compare him to others he definintely is about 6'2
anonymous said on 26/May/07
maaybe 6`2.25, but likely closer to 6`1.5. i had a friend who met him who told me that they could not believe how tall he was. she is 5`11 (and beautiful beyond all reason), and she said that he was huge.
anonymous said on 17/May/07
I always thought of him as being 6`1. 6`2 is plausible, but 6`2 MAX!
anonymous said on 7/May/07
like Travolta, Quaid (dennis), and the rest of the bunch viper?
Franco said on 1/May/07
now that i think about it he doesn't look taller than 6'1

this guy goes into the downgrade list, doesnt look anywhere as tall as Dr.House hugh laurie who's 1.88m
Viper said on 11/Apr/07
Ive always thought he was one of those many 6-0 guys billed at 6-2.
TheJerk said on 9/Apr/07
I always thought 6-1 or a bit more.
Franco said on 9/Apr/07
in that pic with glenn he looks no more than 6'1 honestly.

6'2 with shoes, 6'1 barefoot.
Anthony said on 26/Jan/07
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The trailer for the new Stephen King movie "1408", starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. There's a scne in it where you can compare them, and Cusack definitely seems to have an inch if not more than Jackson, who's for sure at least 6'1.
G-MANN said on 13/Jan/07
I think he's being modest in that quote, he's about 6'2.5".
Jason said on 27/Dec/06
Might just be bad posture, I think he's about 6'2''.
Viper said on 26/Dec/06
Does this guy wear lifts? Half the time he looks 6-0.
julie said on 26/Dec/06
watching high fidelity, towers jack black, not surprised at hearing he's 6'2.
Glenn said on 15/Dec/06
Appeared 6-2.
sam said on 13/Dec/06
Glenn, what was your estimates of Cusack?
James said on 6/Dec/06
I doubt he's under 6'2". He's usually the tallest person in his scenes, so this would make sense. He also doesn't strike me as someone who cares how tall he appears, hence the relaxed posture. You can't downgrade someone based on just one picture.
Viper652 said on 1/Dec/06
Haha, Cantstop is great. I bet some people think I look like a linebacker just because I have pretty broad shoulders too. Cantstop, 6-0 1/2 is probably right on the money, wouldnt rule out a flat 6-0 either.
Rackon said on 1/Nov/06
I stood near John Cusack when I was an extra on Eight Men Out. I also ran into him a couple times in Chicago when his New Crime Productions was still producing plays there. I also stood next to him for a few minutes before he received an award at the Chicago Film Festival. I'm 5'11", my dad was 6'1" so I have a pretty good inner radar for this height range.

Cusack's easily 6'2". He tends to slouch a little bit...possibly due to leaning over to talk to much shorter friends LOL (see Jeremy Piven). Thus the rounded shoulders may make him seem shorter than he really is. But he's truly a tall person. When he stands straight, in a pair of average shoes, you could be forgiven for believeing him 6'3". Surprisingly, while he's slender and small boned, he's very broad in the shoulders (at least the last time I saw him). He looks incredibly Irish with his dark hair/eyes and very pale skin - no surprise there.

You need to be careful about making absolute judgements about height from photos. They can be useful but they can also be misleading. Depending on depth of field, even a person a couple inches in front of another can look taller relative to the person next to him/her. Lenses can distort. You also can't very often see if two people are standing level or what kind of shoes they're wearing. Not criticizing the pic above, just making a general comment. the

[Padraig: Editor Rob grumbles about such things in an article 'perspective' on the site. Its true though, that last paragraph.]
Viper652 said on 12/Oct/06
I see 185-186 in the picture.
sam said on 9/Oct/06
A Philadelphia Inquirer article from years ago listed him as 6'3", although he's certainly not looking that next to Glenn.
David said on 22/Jun/06
I was on an airplane with him once years ago. I am 6ft 1.5 in. He seemed at least 6ft 3in. to me. I was actually shocked at how tall he was (and pale skinned too!).
elliottsmithfan said on 9/Jun/06
Saw him yesterday in Malibu... I'm pretty sure he's 6'2 or even 6'3ish... and BROAD. He looks like a linebacker.
Anonymous said on 26/Apr/06
All actors round up a bit. I used to be an x-ray technician and saw John's chart which showed his height at 73" but they always measure patient's with shoes on.
matthew said on 9/Mar/06
hes definitely never looked even 6feet!! , thats amazing
Anonymous said on 27/Jan/06
Actually taking into account postures (of which Glenn's may be slightly worse) I think he looks more 6'1" - 6'1.5ish guys...
Glenn said on 23/Jan/06
celebs arent always nice.

[Editor Rob: yeah, he looks kind of annoyed ;-)]
Danimal said on 22/Jan/06
I see 6'2". Didn't know he was this tall.
J-Dog said on 22/Jan/06
An strong 6'2", by the way Glenn it's amazing you have gotten all these shots, and each celebrity seems to have the same look of their face, less smiles than I expected, keep it up man!

CelebHeights Editor said on 22/Jan/06
Glenn near Cusack pic.
Anonymous said on 22/Dec/05
i think it's too much for him. in identity he looks max 5 cm taller than liota and i think maybe 185-186cm is more fair
Anonymous said on 20/Dec/05
He is definitely 6'2". I bumped into him at a club in Chicago several years ago - I'm 6" tall in heels and he was a couple of inches taller than me.
Anonymous said on 29/Nov/05
rob i think he is a strong 6'2"

[Editor Rob: yes, he can be one of these guys who may push 189, but I remember Tim Robbins facing up to this guy once, forget the film but...robbins would make any guy look short!]
Anonymous said on 28/Nov/05
Because the part specified a character 6' tall!!??
movielover said on 11/Nov/05
In the movie money for nothing, there was an annoucment over the PA at the airport saying be on the look out for a 6 feet tall white american male. So why would he annouced at 6 feet tall in the movie if he was actually 6'2

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