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John Cusack's Height is 6ft 2in (188 cm)

American actor best known for roles in films like 2012, Sixteen Candles, High Fidelity, Grosse Point Blank, 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
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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 6ft2-2 range than 6ft1-2, 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
6ft2-6ft3 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'
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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