How tall is Lee Marvin ?

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Lee Marvin height: 6ft 2in (188 cm)

US Actor from Point Blank. I never thought he was this height but I remember him in a Clint Eastwood film and I think he was close to 6ft 2. Granted in later films he didn't look this tall...

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filmfan says on 15/Apr/14
Watched Prime Cut in which Marvin stars with Gene Hackman. Hackman looks a little taller though both are possibly in 6'2'' range.
Zediah says on 13/Mar/14
I've read that Marvin was only six foot, even though he was sometimes described as being 6'3".
Arch Stanton says on 6/Jan/14
He won the Oscar for Best Actor for that film!! No way was his performance better than Omar Sharif's in Dr. Zhivago!!
Arch Stanton says on 6/Jan/14
He looks more 6'1 range to me in Cat Ballou.
James says on 28/Dec/13
Marvin was 6'1", not the 6'2" he was billed as. He never made a film with Bruce Willis as he died before Willis was a movie star.
Jake: 1.83 m- 1.85 m says on 13/Dec/13
Oh, and Jack Palance (6ft 3in).
Jake: 1.83 m- 1.85 m says on 13/Dec/13
Looked 6ft 2in in 'the Professionals' which featured a very tall cast -- Robert Ryan (6ft 4in), Ralph Bellamy (6ft 1in), Burt Lancaster (6ft 1in), Woody Strode (at least 6ft 4in)
Mr. Kaplan says on 8/Nov/13
I believe he was 6'1". In The Dirty Dozen, he's shorter than Jim Brown who is supposedly 6'2". He is also quite shorter than 6'4" George Kennedy in the same movie.
Maestro Ciruela says on 29/Apr/13
Ed T, thanks for your comment. Now I would like to emphasize that Henrik photo shown below, the Liberty Valance film in which I find it hilarious that James Stewart (6'3) seems a youngster of 14 years among adults. Ha ha ha! Do all those guys except him were using hikes?
I apologize for my English, but I am and I write from Barcelona - Europe.
Ed T. says on 27/Apr/13
Maestro, I have seen Emperor of the North Pole a few times and I agree with your assessment. In most scenes in that movie Carradine appears to be at least as tall, if not slightly taller than Marvin. Another example of how Marvin, although a tall man, was most likely right around 6'1" peak , possibly a hair under 6'1", possibly a hair over 6'1", but to me eyes, very doubtful that he was a legit 6'2" or even a hair under 6'2". I really believe that Lee Van Cleef was no taller than 6'1.5" and in Liberty Valence, it appears that Van Cleef may be slightly taller than Marvin.
Maestro Ciruela says on 23/Apr/13
Yesterday, I saw again "Emperor of the North Pole", and Keith Carradine (6'1) and Marvin were at the same level, even sometimes, look shorter Lee...
Ed T. says on 30/Dec/12
What film was that Rampage? Didn't Marvin die in 1987?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 25/Dec/12
Looked 2in taller than 5ft11.5(182cm) Bruce Willis in some film from 1990.
Yaspaa says on 17/Nov/12
6 inches on Bronson? I don't see it.
angeleyes says on 24/Oct/12
John Boorman said Marvin was 6'3''. A big man. I don't buy he was under 6'2'' anyway.
Ed T. says on 9/Sep/12
Henrik, I don't know if that is a more fair picture, but I don't think that Marvin was far under 6'2", just not a legit 6'2". I wouldn't be surprised if Marvin was 6'1.5" . I would be surprised if he was anything less than 6'1".
Henrik says on 9/Sep/12
This is a more fair picture with John Wayne (although Marvin is closer to the camera):

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Perhaps Marvin wasn't a legit 6'2", but I don't buy that he was far under it. 6'2" straight out of bed is what I would say.
JR says on 6/Sep/12
Im with SRG and Ed T. I think he was a solid 6'-6'1 at the most.
Ed T. says on 1/Sep/12
I agree SRG. Marvin is also one of my favorite actors. I think that your point about Marvin's lanky build and his fearless attitude has a lot to do with some people perceiving him to be a little taller than he actually was, is dead on. Marvin had long legs for his height and that combined with his slim build could make him appear taller at first glance. I've seen too many films where he looks at least two inches ( if not more) shorter than actors who were most likely between 6'3 and 6'4 inches barefoot, such as Jack Palance, Donald Sutherland, Robert Ryan and John Wayne. There are scenes and a photograph in "The Professionals" where he looks to be easily more than two inches shorter than both Jack Palance and Robert Ryan. Also in the Dirty Dozen, I remember a scene where Marvin and George Kennedy are side by side while saluting a superior officer. To me it seemed that Marvin was nowhere near as tall as Kennedy. If I recall correctly, to me in that scene, Kennedy appeard to have a "good" three inches or so on Marvin. Even in some face to face scenes with Sutherland in the Dirty Dozen and in a scene in the trailor of the making of the film for the Dirty Dozen when walking side by side down a London street, Sutherland appears to be quite noticeably taller than Marvin, I'd say by at least an "easy" two inches. Personally, I believe Sutherland to have been closer to 6'3" barefoot than 6'4" barefoot or maybe 6'3.5" . From all the films and pictures I have seen of Marvin I believe an accurate description of him is probably a barefoot height of around 6'1", maybe slightly over 6'1" at most, but not 6'2" barefoot. Add his lanky appearance and "I'm gonna kick your butt attitude" to 6'1" and the perception can become 6'2" for some people.
SRG says on 23/Aug/12
I think he had the build and the attitude to pull off 6'2 ( Lee Marvin was one of my favorite actors by the way) but I think he was under 6'2. Just look at the photo below from donovan's reef with 6'4 inch John Wayne. someone who is 6'2 should be able to easily hold there own against a 6'4 inch guy but it looks like there is alot more than a 2 inch difference between them. Although John Wayne was known to wear lifts so I might be wrong.

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