How tall is Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson's Height

5ft 9.5in (177 cm)

Australian/American Actor best known for starring in movies such as The Lethal Weapon trilogy, Braveheart, The Mad Max trilogy and Signs. Some people insist he is only 5ft 8 and constantly wears elevator shoes to give him an extra boost. In 1990, a newspaper said "[Mel] says he's 5 foot 10 although he says he's read that he's 5 foot 4" and in 1987, an article mentioned "studio publicity lists his height at 5 feet, 10 inches." One newspaper mentioned that "Mel Gibson struggles to hit 5ft 8in...the Braveheart star's size has caused some problems on set in the past. When Mel was filming The Year Of Living Dangerously with 5ft 11in Sigourney Weaver, he had to wear built-up shoes and even stand on a box for some scenes to be eye level with his co-star." Sigourney, though, said on CNN "There are actors who are insecure. Sometimes very tall actors go, "How tall are you?" And you just go, you are towering over me, you can't be -- one of the most secure was actually Mel Gibson. He didn't care if I was three inches -- you know, I could wear huge heels and he'd be fine with it.". She repeated this assertion in an interview with Terry Wogan, saying "Mel Gibson, whose shorter than I am, was sweet about my height...he's Five-Nine and I guess I'm Five-Eleven...he couldn't have been nicer about it. It didn't bother him at all. He was very secure.".

Mel once tried to put to bed the issue of his apparant lack of stature. On the Michael Parkinson chat show, the topic of Mel's height came up and he said to Parky they were "the same height", going so far as to take off his shoe to illustrate he had "no lifts". He went on to mention an article (from the Globe) 'The Incredible Shrinking Bond' which had the various Bonds listed in descending order of height, from Sean at 6ft 3 to Gibson at 5ft 8.

In the 1998 book 'Living Dangerously' it mentioned in publicity handouts, Mel's height was given as "between 5ft 9 and 5ft 10". Actor John Phillip Law thought he was 5ft 6 and when filming Attack Force Z all types of tricks were used to make Mel look taller. Law said he was taken aback by his size and that he "had to regularly kneel down and have him alongside me, standing...there was a lot of effort made to make him look the same height...a lot of actors are sensitive about it." He also mentioned in close ups he would spread apart his legs so both of their heads were in frame.
I worked a film once with Sigourney Weaver and she's like...she says she's Five Ten, but she's not Five Ten, she's Six-One. And she's wearing flat shoes and I'm like Five-Ten right, and so they gave me 3-inch Lifts and it still didn't work.

How tall is Mel Gibson
Mel with Robert Downey Jr
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Average Guess (61 Votes)
5ft 8.99in (175.2cm)
RisingForce said on 25/Jun/17
To focus a bit on the boots Mel has substituted for his cowboy boots in 2016 and 2017: Click Here Click Here Click Here Seeing from the front, back and side, it looks like a bigger heel than a typical dress shoe, but smaller than a cowboy heel. Probably in the range of 1.5". I don't think he always has lifts in them, but his ankle does seem high here on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Click Here Click Here

Btw, I found video of Mel and Julia Roberts at the Conspiracy Theory premiere, unfortunately, it's a high angle: Click Here Here are a couple of photos: Click Here Click Here This photo is to judge Julia's heel size: Click Here Unfortunately, it's inconclusive over the real question of whether Mel was never more than 5'9" or whether he was 5'9.5". Julia's height is something of a debate herself. Her heels look much more 2" than 3", imo, while Gibson's shoes seem pretty normal. I'm not sure how much Julia's leg/foot position will affect height, but without considering anything else, the difference looks at least 1" to me and less than 2". The best you could do with this is compare to how Keifer Sutherland(listed 5'8.5" here) and Jason Patric(5'9.5" on this site) look with Julia, or other men in this range.
loka said on 25/Jun/17
i think that a strong 176 cm peak height is the most serious guess.
RisingForce said on 19/Jun/17
That's not necessarily true, Morris. Sigourney Weaver said he's 5'9" and they not only met, but worked together for an entire movie where height was a major factor in shooting the film. There's probably nobody in better position to say how tall Mel is. Although I will say I have to believe the difference between the two was at least a solid 2 inches for there to be such an issue. Also, if you look at their statements, Mel implies there was 3 inches between the two by inflating himself to 5'10" and Sigourney to 6'1" and while Sigourney gives a 2 inch difference with the figures in her Terry Wogan interview, it seems she was saying 3 inches on CNN. But I think it's more likely Mel was 175 cm and Sigourney could have possibly been a bit over 5'11" in her prime. Maybe 181 cm. I'll also say there was an interviewer who reported Mel was "at least 5'10" in flat sandals" in the late 90s. So it's not true that nobody who meets him sees him taller than 173.
RisingForce said on 19/Jun/17
anonnnn, I'd like another look, but I'd agree that Mel was somewhat shorter, so anything from 5'9"-5'9.5" seems possible based on that, but undoubtedly. But I go with 5'9" flat because honestly if you go by Rob's listings, Mel could even look 5'8.5" with Kurt Russell and Anthony Hopkins. Here's a screen shot of Mel looking up by nearly an inch to Kurt: Click Here The Signs premiere, like the Lethal Weapon 4 premiere showed Mel not over a flat 5'9", imo. I've posted photos of Mel looking that with M. Night and then Mel standing perfectly as the same as a slouching M. Night and barely edging Joaquin Phoenix, all full photos. If you look at M. Night in 2013 with a now 5'11" max Bruce Willis, he doesn't look over the 5'9.5" he's listed here. Actually, there are also full photos of Mel from the 90s looking a flat 5'9" with Bruce assuming he was 5'11.5" then and about 5'10" in shoes assuming Demi Moore was about 5'7" in heels. If she's 5'4.5", she could easily be 5'7.5" in heels, but she was standing a bit farther than Mel and slouching more so I assumed she only stood 5'7".

I forgot this in my last post. With 181 cm Jimmy Kimmel this year: Click Here

I'm not even saying he hasn't lost anything, but I thought one or two posters were jumping to the conclusions with comments like "peak height is badly needed". I think Rob put it fairly when he said it's a debate whether he's lost height or was always 5'9". Don't get me wrong anonnnn, I pretty much agree with you, but I think Mel COULD now be a 1/4" under 5'9". I think Rob's response to Barry Norman's story was probably right. Mel was fine with his height early when he co-starred with Sigourney, but years of hearing he was 5'8", 5'7", 5'6" or even 5'4" as he tells it got to him and he started wearing lifts. It's not even that Mel never wore big heels before Lethal Weapon, as you can see in this 1983 picture: Click Here But he definitely looked shorter in the 80s than in the 90s/00s or even than he sometimes does now. If you look at the 1st Lethal Weapon, there are scenes he still looks small next to Glover, such as the parking garage after he flips Glover and Danny can look at least 5 inches taller than Mel in cowboy boots when they're target shooting.
anonnnn said on 18/Jun/17
I agree on michael Parkinson and mel gibson video risingforce. I still remember that vid. And mel was standing in better posture than michael parkinson. There was a near inch between them. I personally think mel gibson was and still is a flat 5'9"
RisingForce said on 17/Jun/17
Having shown some of Mel's older "short appearances", I'll show some of Gibson's recent tall appearances.

Here's Mel with 180 cm Luke Bracey and 6'4.5" Vince Vaughn back in November: Click Here Mel has the best posture, but he looked at least 5'10" in the series of pics to me.
Mel with Vince Vaughn at a different event 4 days later: Click Here Click Here And here's a short video of the 2 taking photos: Click Here I see Mel passing for at least 5'10" again.

I think one factor is that there's A LOT more photo and video taken from events now than even 10, much less 15 or 20 years ago. In many cases, people may have formed their opinion based on photos where you couldn't see feet. In that case, here's Mel and Clint Eastwood this year: Click Here

And here's Mel with Denzel Washington this year: Click Here Click Here And at another event: Click Here Click Here

My main point is that we must be careful on reading too much into one or two comparisons, especially with the more controversial heights. I put Mel into the same category of surprising 5'9" flat guys with Sly Stallone, Michael Douglas and Eric Roberts. All lift wearers or at least big heels in Roberts case who could look 5'10.5" or 5'11" at times. In fact, Rob had Eric at 5'9.5" before meeting him. In Mel's case, I will say I wish I could see the video with Parkinson again because 5'9.25" or even 5'9.5" could look plausible there, but I do specifically remember Mel busting a gut while Parkinson stood well, but didn't seem to be forcing it for a measurement like Mel did. That could have made the difference a bit less.
RisingForce said on 16/Jun/17
Either peak and current are possible, Shredder, and if he was given a peak height, that would be the best listing, imo, but I don't see evidence yet Mel has lost half an inch. It's tough to tell with big heel and lift guys, like when Sly started wearing normal dress shoes a lot late 2008. Mel still wears lifts sometimes, especially in movies, but hasn't been wearing cowboy boots since late 2015. He's been wearing these instead: Click Here Now if he had lifts inside then he wasn't measuring up well to Garfield that day. But go to 1:17 in this video: Click Here That's 5'7" Maria Menounos in flats. Mel with a footwear advantage looks nothing over 5'9" and this video is 5 years old. If he's lost anything it's still too difficult to pinpoint when he would have lost the height, imo.
Shredder said on 15/Jun/17
Rob I think 5'8.75 now and 5'9.25 peak , Glover looks under 6'3 with Baldwin , so 6'2.75 peak.
Editor Rob: these figures are quite possible
Morris said on 15/Jun/17
who met him state 173cm.
RisingForce said on 14/Jun/17
I share your exact estimates, Shredder, although I do think Glover at 6'3" was possible the more I think of it. He was definitely shorter than Baldwin, but whether he was 1 inch or 3 cm shorter, I'm not sure. Interestingly, I wouldn't expect Glover at more than 6'2.5" by the time Lethal Weapon 4 premiered when he was 52, but even standing further than Mel from the camera with a noticeable slouch, he could still look almost 5 inches taller at the premiere. I'm pretty sure Mel was liftless at the premiere and looked 5'9" to me if we consider Jet Li 5'5.5" and we assume Pesci had an extra inch footwear.

I noticed Mel and Sly Stallone both gave a taller impression to me when they got heavier. Sly from about 2003-2008 when his weight ranged from 190-215 as opposed to his more usual 175-180 and Mel in his recent years at 190 or so compared to when he was 165 max in the first Lethal Weapon.

Btw, I meant to post the shoes Hopkins wore for all of The Bounty: Click Here That's why I can't see it explained as footwear advantage. Mel had almost knee high boots, but they didn't seem to have big heels.
Shredder said on 14/Jun/17
Yep Gibson 5'9 and Danny Glover almost 6'3 , Glover needs a slight downgrade from peak , he looked under 6'3 with Baldwin
RisingForce said on 13/Jun/17
MJKoP, it's quite alright and I do understand your point. Mel is indeed one of my favorite actors and filmmakers, however, considering the lack of activity on this page and the fact that when I upload say a screenshot or some other pic and it shows the views, it's usually only a few. Even on more active pages, celebheights is a niche site as Rob himself has said so the impact will probably be minimal, likely negligible regardless, other than arguably the principled stand. So that, plus the fact that typically people I've known who frequent torrent sites tend to look for whatever movie it is they want to watch their anyway. So I believe it's pretty likely if I were to innocently peak someone's interest in a Gibson film or any film for that matter. they'd be likely to look it up on a torrent site if that was how they usually watched their movies. Of course, I'm not sure of the deal Mel has in this regard. Whether he got a fee for the movie in question, or whether his deal was also a percentage of the gate, home video sales etc. Ironically, Mel's comeback was spoiled somewhat when the Expendables 3 was leaked weeks in advance. Granted, the film wasn't as good as the first 2, but surely the opening weekend would have been better considering how well the previous 2 films had done. In short, I do appreciate your point of view, but I see linking to YouTube for the purposes of this site as relatively innocuous and having paid to see many Gibson films, I think it at worst, balances somewhat.
RisingForce said on 13/Jun/17
I think you're right about the claim. Funny enough, I believe Rock and Gibson inflated their heights by the same amount in that case. I don't remember the height difference in the movie since while I love the first 2 films, the 4th was a bit silly to me, except for Jet Li. That's the only one Mel didn't wear his trademark cowboy boots(and mullet!) in, though he did have boots.

Speaking of Mel and Robert Downey Jr., the height difference in wide shots of the 2 on the runway in Air America isn't very big - about an inch - much smaller than it seemed at the premiere. Here's the 1st: Click Here And I've embedded a timestamp to a later scene: Click Here Since the 1st scene was shortened for that trailer, you can watch that full length scene at 8:13 in the 2nd video. Those scenes should at least help convince the skeptics that Downey is at least close to 5'8". And here the 2 are promoting the film on the Arsenio Hall show: Click Here You see them walk out together, though it's a bit brief for me to make an estimate. It's also too bad that the VHS rip quality is too grainy to fully make out the shoes and we don't get to compare either to Arsenio. Btw, it really is great seeing these 2 appear together. They seem like genuine good friends.
MJKoP said on 13/Jun/17
RisingForce: Didn't mean to come down on you so hard...of course most people aren't going be content with a low-quality, streaming version of the film that has been modified to bypass YouTube's copyright restrictions. However, upon seeing that the film is available in its entirety, many would be driven to hunt down torrent sites containing full 1080p/4k 50+ GB BluRay Remuxes(which are extremely easy to locate) rather than shell out bucks to purchase the movie legally. You've professed many times to be a huge Mel Gibson, so hopefully you can understand my point of view. I personally don't care one way or the other...I hate the dude with a 'passion' bigger than the one he made, and sincerely hope the piracy business deprives him of every penny possible.
RisingForce said on 13/Jun/17
Nah, that's not a 3-inch heel, it's just an illusion from the angle, plus, in all likelihood, the lift inside. This is better pic to show the actual heel size: Click Here Looks like maybe a 1.5" heel to me, but Downey has at least another inch on the inside of the boot, maybe more.

Btw, found something interesting. Mel face to face with 5'10" listed Chris Rock in this Lethal Weapon 4 behind the scenes clip: Click Here Honestly, Mel looks an inch shorter to me. Here are a couple of screenshots: Click Here Click Here And yes, the timestamp is embedded, though the clip is short anyway. There seems a decent chance Rock is a weaker 5'10" so I'd say Mel definitely doesn't look over 5'9" in that comparison.
Editor Rob: Rock was one guy who made a joke about actors inflating height, I think he also claimed 5ft 11 once, he certainly was taller than Gibson
blazer said on 11/Jun/17
Wow look at the size of RDJ's heels in that pic above with Mel. The shoe he has resting on its side looks to have a 3 inch heel.
RisingForce said on 11/Jun/17
I did watch Blood Father last night, Rob and Mel looked a bit taller than William H. Macy. This is about as good a photo as I can find with Diego Luna at Cannes: Click Here Unfortunately, the angle is a bit low. I think the 2 could be the same height or within a 1/4", but I don't trust either of their shoes and Luna was going up on one foot multiple pictures! Click Here

I have considered the possibility of Mel losing height the last year, but we agreed Mel looked 5'9" in Machete Kills and I'd be tough a sell that Mel already lost 1/2" by 56. He was still appearing tall not long before and a while after. It was only 2 years ago he was appearing 5'10" in cowboy boots with Tom Hardy. But in fairness, the fact that Mel still wears thick footwear makes it almost impossible to say for sure how much, if anything significant Mel has lost and there's still a real question over how tall Mel was to begin with. But I think Mel is a case like Stallone where the shorter and early career appearances should be considered more because a footwear.

Btw, not that it means much, but I didn't see this photo with Marky Mark posted yet and I'm sure someone will be interested to see how these 2 appear at least: Click Here There are a bunch of on set photos too, but they're not very useful for comparing height: Click Here Click Here
RisingForce said on 10/Jun/17
It's amazing, when I started posted on this site around 10 years ago, this was one of the 5 most popular pages, but now, I feel like Arch does posting on the golden age star pages!

Anyway, along with shots courtside at basketball games, talk shows are the best chance to determine if a star wears lifts.

Look at Mel's foot here in 2004, there has to be a lift in there: Click Here Click Here
I thought these might be elevators in 2009 as well: Click Here
Late 2000: Click Here Click Here
Mid 2000: Click Here Click Here

There were some 1999 and earlier too, but since you could see where his ankle was in these, I thought this was enough. In some cases, the shape has even looked like an elevator shoe to me. I think he had something going on with his shoes in What Women Want. Although, from what I remember(that's one Gibson film I haven't seen in years), Mel could look at least 5'10"-5'10.5" with Helen Hunt.
Editor Rob: Interest in Gibson did wane over last 10 years, maybe in last 3 years he had a little resurgence with more film work and directing.

10 years ago, he certainly was in top 10 most popular pages.

But as I've also said, the conversation itself slows on many stars. With Gibson, I think it is believable that 5ft 9 is the most he might be...whether he always has been 5ft 9-9.25 and hasn't lost much, or whether he has lost half inch or so is a debate for me.
RisingForce said on 10/Jun/17
MJ, I do post stills from the films sometimes, I posted this one with Anthony Hopkins from The Bounty on this very page not long ago: Click Here But those can be cherry-picked and I couldn't do that with this scene because Mel and Sinise were walking, not standing still. As for embedding timestamps, well, yeah, it's a good idea I forgot about (if I'm not pointing out multiple timestamps) But I'm already finding and telling people where they are. Surely if one's interest is peak taking the few seconds to scroll to the time I stated won't be arduous a task. Sometimes, I post on a phone as well, which can be a pain in the ass posting links. As for piracy, well this is a very poor substitute for an actual high quality version of that film. Anyone who wants to watch the film - and it's worth watching like most Gibson films - should find somewhere else to do it. Unless, you're not bothered by a tiny, grainy picture and Mel Gibson's voice resembling the midget lady from Poltergeist. We probably largely agree on the piracy issue, but I'm really not bothered about linking to things already on YouTube.
MJKoP said on 9/Jun/17
@RisingForce: Why don't you post screencaps instead of linking to a full, pirated movie without even embedding a timestamp skip within the url?
RisingForce said on 9/Jun/17
Here's Mel the other night with Glover: Click Here The difference looks 3 inches or less most of the clip, probably due in part to Glover's posture, though when Glover stood up more around 4:34, 5:03, 6:45 it could look more. Mel had on a pair of heeled boots he's been wearing often the past year, but not cowboy boots.

Btw seeing Gibson with Andrew Garfield at the Critics Choice Awards is interesting: Click Here Click Here

Mel manages to look only 1 cm or so shorter in those pics, but here's video of when they took pictures: Click Here I don't know if the video being farther away is a problem, but Mel looks noticeably shorter early - not above 5'9" - but it looks like he might go up on at least one foot before he walks away from Garfield, which it looks like he's doing in the second picture and Garfield quickly leans towards Gibson before straightening back up. This is why it's always good to watch video when possible.
RisingForce said on 8/Jun/17
Rob, I do think Mel is an inch taller, but the 5'9.5" just seems a stretch. Mel can look a flat 5'9" a lot. I could buy 176 cm Kurt Russell looking taller as maybe footwear, but then seeing 175 cm Anthony Hopkins the same height, even edging Mel at times, what are the odds? It just seems much more likely to me that Mel didn't have his bigger footwear.

Btw, anyone notice Mel and Eddie Murphy did the EXACT same thing? Eddie claims to be 5'10" and upgrades Brigitte Nielsen to 6'2" instead of 5'9"-5'9.5" and 6' like Brigitte said. Mel also claims he's 5'10" and upgrades Sigourney to 6'1" instead of the 5'9" and 5'11" Sigourney said. It's amazing how similar each was.
RisingForce said on 6/Jun/17
Watch at 1:27:00 Click Here When they're walking together, Mel really only seems slightly taller than another admitted 5'8" guy Gary Sinise, especially since Mel is closer to the camera. Both their shoes look a bit dodgy so that is potentially factor, but viewed with all the other comparisons where Mel doesn't have big heels or bulky footwear, he really has always looked more of a 175 cm guy. I think the average guess is actually spot on.
Editor Rob: he looked at least an inch taller, whether 1.5 is harder to really say there...
RisingForce said on 5/Jun/17
I really don't know if Mel has lost any height yet or not, but I'd bet a large sum he hasn't lost anywhere near an inch. As low 5'8.5" today isn't impossible considering footwear, but I haven't seen enough to make that guess personally. I saw an old 2007 comment on the Simon Cowell page where Rob mentioned Gibson as one of the 3 he'd class as wearing oversized heels or lifts along with Simon Cowell and Sly Stallone. Mel loves cowboy boots, but he's worn a lot of other big and bulky footwear as well.

These are unusually bulky: Click Here
I've seen sneakers like this, but look at the bulge: Click Here
Nice 1.5" cuban heel here: Click Here Mel joked about being suddenly taller in them.
Extra heel on these ones at the Golden Globes as well: Click Here
Another thick boot: Click Here

There are quite a few more, but I think that makes the point well enough for now. I posted the full premiere photo of Gibson and an admitted 5'8" Joaquin Phoenix, so here's stills from Signs: Click Here Click Here Click Here He's taller than Phoenix, but not much taller. Mel did wear boots in that film too, but not cowboy boots.
Wipeout said on 3/Jun/17
Mel was probably 5'9.5 peak height listed as 5'10. Fair enough. But now he's in his 60s and is more like 5'8.5.
RisingForce said on 26/May/17
Watching Machete Kills, Mel looks more a flat 5'9" to me with Danny Trejo. This was filmed in mid 2012 so Mel was 56. 3 years later, Mel in cowboy boots still pulled off 3 cm taller than 5'9" Tom Hardy and just 2 years earlier, Mel in custom cowboy boots looked close to 181 cm Jimmy Kimmel. This lends credence to my theory that Mel was always just a 5'9" flat guy, who looked shorter early in his career because he didn't care much about his height then and he got bigger footwear as he became more height conscious. Mel didn't have his usual cowboy boots for Signs either and since I already posted a full premiere pic of M. Night edging Mel out with worse posture, here's on set pics: Click Here Click Here Click Here Not the best pics, but a clear pattern, especially added to the premiere pics. Here's a different event where Mel is closer with better posture, but still looks a bit shorter: Click Here He was also only a bit taller than Joaquin Phoenix, who admits he's 5'8" in the film and at the premiere.

Here's a still from the 1988 Academy Awards video I posted with Glover: Click Here Glover is 6 inches taller when he stands straight and truly towers Gibson.

What are the odds they didn't give him lifts to minimize the half foot difference between Mel and his sidekick in a blockbuster action film? It's possible he's lost a quarter inch and is now 5'8.75", but if you just went by his 80s films, I bet most would have guessed him at just a flat 5'9". Here's a still face to face with Anthony Hopkins for good measure: Click Here I'm a huge fan of Gibson, he's absolutely one of my favorite actors and filmmakers, but I just can't give someone anything over 5'9" when they're clearly shorter than Kurt Russell in their early 30s and then can look shorter than Anthony Hopkins in their late 20s. I can buy that one of them, probably Kurt if either of them, could have worn lifts, but both of them? Hopkins didn't even have much footwear for that film. Height loss should only be assumed when someone is clearly looking shorter than before, but that's not the case with Mel. You can see Mel's legs are quite short for his height when he doesn't have cowboy boots. Comparing the difference would to how he looks when he does have the cowboy boots could give you an idea of whether he often puts lifts in them or not.
RisingForce said on 10/May/17
I was actually looking for a different scene in the movie, but this is even better! If they haven't seen it, Rob and Shredder might find this of interest as well. Go to 3:22 in this clip: Click Here Hopkins stands face to face with Gibson indoors without hats and if anything looks slightly taller. Between this, Tequila Sunrise and Signs, I think I can finally feel confident about 5'9" on the nose for Gibson. Standing by himself, Gibson in Lethal Weapon looked very similar size physically and proportionately to Sly Stallone around the same time in say Rambo 2. Btw, Richard, Downey is shorter than those guys at 172-173 cm and Redford, at least in his prime, was taller at a likely 178-179.
RisingForce said on 8/May/17
Mel seemed like he might have gone up on his toes a bit with Andrew Garfield: Click Here had thicker footwear as well: Click Here It's tough to tell if someone wears lifts if they wear cowboy boots a lot, but in Mel's case, I think he's often worn cowboy boots both with and without them, in movies and outside of them. These cowboy boots Mel was wearing did look like nice custom made ones: Click Here And I did suspect lifts inside, partially because he looked almost 181 cm Jimmy Kimmel's height: Click Here I watched that interview when it happened and they really were close in height that night, just as the photo suggests. Solid 5'9" guy barefoot, 175-176 cm, perhaps the same height as someone like Eddie Murphy. Judging by the pics with Andrew Garfield and Vince Vaughn, 175 cm may be the most Mel could be the past 2-3 years, though Mel in cowboy boots could look barely taller than 174-175 cm Wesley Snipes, even back in the 90s: Click Here
Richardspain said on 28/Apr/17
Guys ;

Stallone,Jason Statam,Robert Redford,Robert.D.Junior and Gibson is same team.

Team 175-177cm no more no less.
dracula said on 26/Apr/17
5'8.5"
downey jr wears gigantic, enormous lifts everytime everywhere
RisingForce said on 24/Apr/17
He actually was the same height as Anthony Hopkins in the Bounty! This clip is an example: Click Here 5'9" on the nose is actually looking more and more likely. Certainly 5'9" flat would mean he's most likely worn lifts outside of with Sigourney. He does joke about his footwear at about 1:50 here: Click Here After mentioning he lost weight he says "suddenly I'm taller!" Certainly I'd have to at least shave 0.5 cm off my previous guess and say more 176 since I can't give him any more than Kurt Russell and he is shorter than M. Night Shyamalan who is also given 5'9.5" here.
zoran said on 21/Apr/17
Hi rob i'd just like to elaborate on my incidental meetings with Mel Gibson, I don't really like to out him like this coz he was such a nice guy but I feel compelled to clear up this height question. I first met him in a department store in Sydney when I was 19 yrs old that would have made him 28 yrs he signed a piece of lingerie for me that I'd purchased for my girlfriend, now I'm precisely 173 cms and we were eye to eye both in casual shoes ,he's 5ft8 that's for sure.
zoran said on 20/Apr/17
Met him twice in Sydney he is exactly 173cm.
RisingForce said on 14/Apr/17
If he's 5'9" flat now then my guess is he was always about 175-176 cm range. Slightly taller than 5'8"-5'9" Ron Howard: Click Here (The reason he doesn't look taller there is I suspect the shot favors Ron Howard) He didn't wear boots at the Lethal Weapon 4 premiere and looked about 5'9" to me. Video: Click Here and a decent full photo: Click Here I'd ignore that Mel looks more 5'8" next to Pesci there since I'm about 90% sure Pesci has lifts there while Mel's shoes look flat, completely normal and I'm about 95% sure Mel doesn't have lifts there. Glover was probably 189 cm by age 52, but never stands straight.
RisingForce said on 9/Apr/17
Here's Tequila Sunrise for any who wanted to see it: Click Here Mel and Kurt walk together at 3:45, they're face to face at 3:57 and you see them again from roughly 1:22:00-1:22:20. Unfortunately, the few shots that show Kurt's footwear(1:12:55 for example + last timestamp w/ Mel) are too dark in this video quality to see if he has an extra heel, but Kurt does undoubtedly look taller, by perhaps an inch face to face. Strange because Mel usually favored bigger footwear and typically seems taller to me than Kurt.
RisingForce said on 4/Apr/17
In fact, many of Mel's shorter appearances were years ago, such as looking shorter than 5'9" Kurt Russell in 1988, that 1988 Oscar video with Glover I posted and the Signs premiere in 2002. He only looked 175 cm with 5'8" Joaquin Phoenix: Click Here and he's edged out by 5'9.5" listed M. Night Shyamalan: Click Here So he looks 176 cm there except M Night is visibly slouching more so I'd think Gibson was more 175 cm there.
RisingForce said on 4/Apr/17
I don't agree at all. There's no evidence Mel has shrunk noticeably. He's always been somewhere around 5'9" and still is. Here's Mel in cowboy boots looking a legit 5'10" with 5'9" Tom Hardy in May 2015: Click Here not even a couple of years ago yet. If Mel didn't have lifts in his boots then that still points to 5'9.5" barefoot since those are more 1.5" style than 2" and he was never taller than that as shown by the Parkinson comparison.
Cameron said on 3/Apr/17
Peak height badly needs to be added to this one.
mister_lennon said on 1/Apr/17
Hopkins was a solid 5'9 peak.
RisingForce said on 31/Mar/17
I can't help but see 6 inches when Glover stands tall and even when he crouches down early, I'm still seeing a good 3.5" or so, but based on that video, I'd give the same 190 cm for Glover and 175 cm for Mel. But I'm still not changing my guess from 5'9.5" yet though I think Mel's cowboy boots are more suspect now. Btw, was Hopkins really 5'9" peak? I didn't notice his height in his early career so I'll have to defer for now, but by the time he made Meet Joe Black at age 60, he only looked 5'8" to me and Brad Pitt basically towered over him.
Shredder said on 30/Mar/17
The 7 " inches is an illusion in some shots , but I thought there was a 5 to 6 inch difference. A little under 6'3 and 5'9 to 5'9.5 I think.
RisingForce said on 23/Mar/17
Yeah I looked it up because there was a picture posted here from that night where Danny looked 7 inches taller so I wanted to see if that was an illusion, you can see just how much height Danny can drop from about 0:20 to 0:22. That's the 5'9" max Mel we saw with Joaquin Phoenix and Kurt Russell. It at least makes me more suspicious that his cowboy boots could contain lifts, even if not by his own choice, the director may have told Mel to so Danny wouldn't tower him so much. Not just for image, but for convenience shooting the 2 together.
RisingForce said on 21/Mar/17
Rob and Shredder might be interested in this! Video of the 1988 Academy Awards with Mel and Danny Glover: Click Here If you look at the wider shots and when Glover has a good posture around 0:20, 0:44, 0:52, 1:27, 1:53 etc., Mel can look an absolute minimum 6" shorter here without his cowboy boots. He can even look 5'8" range in the video!
Editor Rob: standing tall he certainly could look at least 5 inches taller than Mel, a full 6 might not be impossible.
mister_lennon said on 18/Mar/17
Mel and hopkins were about the same tall in the bounty. Both looked 5'9.
RisingForce said on 17/Mar/17
The early films might be the key for Mel. How tall did he look with Anthony Hopkins in the Bounty? He did surprisingly look look under 5'9" with Kurt Russell in Tequila Sunrise so maybe focusing on his 80's films outside of the first 2 Lethal Weapons can show whether he was the 5'9.5" he often looked or only 5'9" flat.
RisingForce said on 12/Mar/17
With Danny Trejo 4 years after Rob met him: Click Here Mel looks about 1.5" taller than Rob did, imo, but Trejo had thicker sneakers than Rob while Mel's cowboy boots give him a solid advantage and there's a pretty good chance Danny lost height between age 65 and 69. I'm not sold on any significant height loss for Mel, but maybe 175-176 cm was always closer. Of course at other times I think this listing is perfect.
Bobby said on 9/Mar/17
Rob is it possible that Mel Gibson would have lost a significantl amount of height Byblos now? Isn't it time to list a peak height? Google is listing him at 5'10, I feel he's too short to be that tall.
Editor Rob: maybe about a half inch by now...I wouldn't say a full inch for Mel.
Kd said on 5/Mar/17
Look at the HEEL on downeys shoes. Wow!
mister_lennon said on 28/Feb/17
Peak:176-177
Now:175-176
Shredder said on 27/Feb/17
He looks 5'9 next to Michael
GatorX said on 26/Feb/17
Mel was at the Oscars standing next to Michael Strahan (6'5"). Mel didn't come up to Strahan's shoulders. Strahan's head, neck and shoulders? 13"14? Mel is 5'6 or 7" at best.
nino said on 17/Feb/17
Nino from Europe/Germany

Mel Gibson was always 5,8....so was Richard Burton. James Mason was 5,9.
The internetsite with the real height of actors was "BIG HEADED PYGMIES", 100s of actors were mercyless exposed. Till a uknown actor suited them and the site was closed. Shatner was always 168cms
This site was priceless and had all actors in. Schwarzenegger was listed with 179cms. Actors persuaded a minor actor to suite the maker of the site, and hide behind him, but the truth is the truth. Banderas was listed with 5,6. And so on.
Thank youfor yout attention.
Shredder said on 17/Feb/17
Yeah I give Glover about 6'2.75 peak , He looks about that with Adam Baldwin in 1990 and 2 inches is a lot of height loss when Rob met him in his mid , late 60's.
Me said on 16/Feb/17
Accurate listning. Downey is 173+lifts+standing on one leg(+1.5 cm due to pelvic tilt) and still slightly shorter than 177 cm Gibson.
RisingForce said on 15/Feb/17
Especially considering he's down to just 6'1" today at only 70 years old. Sometimes this makes sense to reevaluate the peak heights in these cases. Eric Roberts is a good example of that. Although it's certainly possible they gave Mel lifts in his cowboy boots, especially as a 5'9" star of a blockbuster action movie franchise.
Shredder said on 14/Feb/17
Him being 5'9 peak puts Glover at possibly under 6 ft 3 , which I can buy.
Jalen C Gilmer said on 13/Feb/17
5'9 today, 5'9.5 in his younger days.
RisingForce said on 12/Feb/17
I agree, Shredder, just like Sigourney said. He started looking taller to me from Lethal Weapon on, probably because of cowboy boots. He was still looking near 5'10" in cowboy boots next to Tom Hardy less than 2 years ago. Barefoot, they're probably both good examples of a solid 5'9".
Shredder said on 10/Feb/17
Or he could have always been 5'9.
RisingForce said on 8/Feb/17
I could see the weak 5'9" with Vaughn, but I haven't seen enough to believe he's lost anything significant. He can still look at least 5'10" in cowboy boots or other thicker shoes. He wasn't much shorter than Denzel at that same event. I think you can argue from 5'9" or 5'9.5" peak and maybe the range is more 5'8.75"-5'9.25" currently. Maybe a 5'9.25" listing like Kurt Russell would be good, especially since he strangely looked shorter than Russell in Tequila Sunrise.
Shredder said on 5/Feb/17
I think he needs a downgrade and a peak height. He looks 5'9 flat with Garfield and has more footwear. 5'8.75 with a peak of maybe 5'9.5
Shredder said on 3/Feb/17
Yeah , really thinking about it again , Mel nowadays looks barely 5'9. His peak was most likely a little over 5'9 and he just had cowboy boots to give himself an extra inch. Glover most likely was a little under 6 ft 3. It all adds up now.
RisingForce said on 3/Feb/17
I always assumed he had claimed 5'10" to that newspaper interviewer in 1990, especially considering it was on his mugshot as well. Funny thing is, sometimes women are the farthest off guessing height, but so far, Sigourney Weaver and Brigitte Nielsen seem to be about the best at it with Weaver guessing 5'9" for Mel and Nielsen guessing 5'8.5"-5'9" for Sly and 5'9"-5'9.5" for Eddie Murphy.
Arthur said on 3/Feb/17
Click Here

Rob, does Mel look at least 7 inches under Vince Vaughn here?
Editor Rob: yes he does, Garfield should look taller, which suggests the lens is favouring the left hand side a bit more than the right.
Shredder said on 2/Feb/17
I figured he'd claim 5'10.
Editor Rob: 'like' 5 10 is sometimes a sign somebody isn't that confident in their claim, that they know they are below the mark.

Any hesitation is also a sign they are thinking about whether they should lie and what their height lie should be.

This is something I've been noticing more over the years in person when somebody has given a height.
Arthur said on 2/Feb/17
Rob, what do you think is the most Mel could be at his peak? Could he be 5'10 flat? Now he doesn't look anywhere near 5'9.5 though
Editor Rob: Arthur, I still feel about 5ft 9.5 peak is reasonable, now yeah, he could be no more than 5ft 9.
GP said on 2/Feb/17
Photos with Garfield show that he is wearing custom made shoes. Garfield is in a 2cm shoe, so if Mel is anything near 5'9" then wouldn't they be the same size or close? Instead he is still about 2" shorter than Garfield. I remember meeting him when he did Edge of Darkness and he had on 2" cowboy boots and in those he was around 5'9". When I watched the movie and noticed that he was shorter than a legit 5'9" Winstone, I was convinced that he was barely 5'8". Rob is too generous with his listing.
anonnnn said on 2/Feb/17
There's an interview called hacksaw ridge interview from Sam smith where mel claims he's "like 5'10". He also stated he wore 3 inch lifts when working with sigourney weaver who he said was like 6'1" sarcastically. I think mel has always been a 5'9" man.
Editor Rob: ok thanks anon, I will include the quote at the top of the page!
Realist said on 30/Jan/17
Same height as Robert Downey Jr
RisingForce said on 30/Jan/17
Pretty obvious solid 5'9", but can look taller, especially with his cowboy boots. And in fairness, Gibson's father never denied the Holocaust to my knowledge. All he did was say he thought the death toll was lower than widely believed in that controversial comment, and for the record Mel officially disagreed publicly when it was said, but just said "he's my dad, gotta leave it alone." Outside of that, though, there's FAR worse people who are celebrated in Hollywood such as Woody Allen, Roman Polanski and Francis Ford Coppola. Not to mention Shirley Maclaine's love affair with Maoist China and Warren Beatty's similar attitude to the Soviet Union, which received no backlash despite the fact that Stalin and Mao each killed far more than Hitler.
S.J.H said on 20/Jan/17
At most 5'8.75 nowadays
Koalized said on 10/Jan/17
I've seen some interesting pics of him and Andrew Garfield in Venice:

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marcus said on 9/Jan/17
You have Robert Downey Jr. at 5'8" and he looks about 2" taller than Gibson
Keithg said on 8/Jan/17
Looked rather tall in lethal weapon series
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Dec/16
Not really, not quite a 5ft10 guy at peak by damn near it and now 5ft9 flat and heavier
Gaza2121 said on 1/Dec/16
Rampage, you're too generous.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Nov/16
Peak: 177-178cm
Today: 175-176cm
Sam said on 24/Nov/16
I'd say 5'9 peak.
Gaza2121 said on 17/Nov/16
Peak: 176 cm. Today: 174.5 cm.
MJKoP said on 10/Nov/16
James said on 2/Nov/16
Gibson is 5'9". Is it really fair his career was destroyed a decade ago, when Robert Mitchum got away with being a Holocaust denier?

Mel's father Hutton IS a Holocaust denier. Mel has on many occasions cited him as his number one inspiration, and even saying his father "never lied" to him. Mel being sober for a decade has allowed him to avoid any public outbursts where he would express his true feelings about minorities.
jervis said on 6/Nov/16
He looks in the 5ft9 to 10 range in pics with 6ft5 Vince Vaughan
James said on 2/Nov/16
Gibson is 5'9". Is it really fair his career was destroyed a decade ago, when Robert Mitchum got away with being a Holocaust denier?
Editor Rob:
He may have mellowed or changed views over 10 years, although the odds of his height being lower today I think is becoming more likely.
TxnByBrth said on 1/Nov/16
I'm thrilled to learn he is shorter than expected. I've written a novel with the intent of it being adapted for the screen and the protagonist is 5'8"....PERFECT!
Arthur said on 30/Oct/16
Rob, 2 things:

1) Here's Sigourney Weaver claiming she is ''like 5'11'' and that ''Mel Gibson is 5'9'': Click Here
Maybe you want to add that to the top instead of the other quote as it is a more specific mention of height?

2) Where is the link where he compares himself with Parkinson? You said somewhere there is a link in this page but I didn't find anything, I would like to see the video if it existis anywhere, it's not on youtube either. I want t add my guess on Mel but not before I see that video to judge :)

Thanks, have a good day.
Editor Rob: the clip doesn't seem to be around, well on the site it was on. I don't know if the full parkinson interview is out there on the web though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Oct/16
Rob, howabout 5ft9 today?
Editor Rob: he might end up with it soon.
HeightExaminer said on 25/Oct/16
Mel G 5'8" and Robert Downey Jr. 5'6.5" case closed :)
abcd said on 16/Oct/16
176 cm max
abcd said on 16/Oct/16
176 cm max
TT said on 8/Oct/16
175
HonestSlovene said on 6/Oct/16
@Tony Andrew is 5'10, 5'10.5 max and he looks about 5'8.5-5'9 next to him. Since he is 60 y.o. though he was definitely about 5'9.5 peak though so he lost near an inch.
S.J.H said on 2/Oct/16
Standing with a real 5'9-5'9.25 tom hardy i can see mel gibson have to wore 2-2.25 boots to apear taller. Def not the kind of 1.75 boost type of boots rob mention. Perhaps 5'9.5 was a height with shoes and 5'8.5 barefoot peak wasn't a myth and probably not over 5'8.25 nowadays
Tony said on 9/Sep/16
Click Here

Rob what do you think? Andrew could be 5ft 11in or 5ft 11.25in
Editor Rob: it is more likely mel is looking 5ft 9 now
6'1 said on 2/Sep/16
@Jon
A 5'8 guy is not a midget
Josh Jeffords said on 29/Aug/16
Funny well based on movies with tall guys mel is 5 8 at most.
I'm 5 7 205 lbs shoe 10.5w I know half dozen joker shorter than me who claim 5 8 to 10.
Stop lying buy a tape measure just check his arrest records..
Dingus said on 25/Aug/16
Tom Hardy is 5'09.00" according to this site. Here he is with Mel.

goo.gl/JkSQb6

You can see them from a variety of angles at the premiere of Fury Road.

I would say that Mel, even to this day, is pretty darn close to an even 5'10.00". He seems to be an inch taller than Hardy and I can't see any real foot wear advantage.
Editor Rob: Gibson did have a Cowboy Boot, although it isn't a big 1.75 style or anything, it probably is a fraction more than Hardy.

Last thing I watched with Mel was Machete Kills and in scenes with danny trejo I really wouldn't have put him much over 5ft 9.
Jon said on 17/Aug/16
Guy is a midget (5'8-9 is to me) and insecure as they come.

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Editor Rob: he may not have cared as much earlier in his career, for instance Sigourney Weaver mentioned about Mel not worrying about the height difference in the film they did...

maybe there was a trigger, something pissed him off. Could have been when the Press called him 5ft 8!
Brad said on 10/Aug/16
Strong 5-8. Fooled people for years in chunky customs.
Arch Stanton said on 7/Aug/16
Mm, but in Tequila Sunrise when stood together I thought Kurt Russell looked a good inch taller than Gibson!!
Shorty said on 9/Jun/16
Always normal average height nothing more or less.
truth said on 20/May/16
Always looked 5ft9.5/176cm to 5ft10/178cm to me, pretty normal height.
Kevin K. said on 20/May/16
When Mel and Robert Downey, Jr. did "Air America" (1990) together, a reviewer referred to them as "the diminutive duo." Judging by photos of them together in that (atrocious) movie, I think Mel was 5'7.75"-to-5'8" and Downey was 5'6.5"-to-5'6.75".
Kevin K. said on 20/May/16
Wensley Clarkson wrote an unflattering biography of Mel Gibson back in the late '90s—long before the DUI and Oksana Grigorieva rants, when there was far less serious dirt to dish (e.g., Mel was a drunk, was very obnoxious when he was drunk, wasn't faithful to his wife, and had a father who was a religious nut)—back when Mel was still on a pedestal in Hollywood, like Tom Hanks. Mel took exception, saying that Clarkson besmirched his and his family's honors and reputations and threatening to rip Clarkson's face off (or something to that effect). Clarkson replied that he wasn't too worried since he's 6'2" and Mel is "at most 5'8"," adding that he "wouldn't want to hurt him." I'd say that Mel at his peak was probably 5'7.5" to 5'8".
James B said on 20/Apr/16
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Apr/16
@James B: height has nothing to do with it. The guy has done some pretty despicable things in the last 10 years.....


Yeah I remember tha Jew rant 10 years ago
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Apr/16
@James B: height has nothing to do with it. The guy has done some pretty despicable things in the last 10 years.....
James B said on 15/Apr/16
Seems unfair to me that this guy throughout his film carrier has been picked on for his stature given he is the typical average height man. In no way shape or form he is short unless you compare him to Danny glover. Maybe it's just plain jealousy I don't know?

seems dumb that people think he's 5'8 cause of a bond listing.
Paleman said on 23/Feb/16
Gibson did look 5'10" in the Mad Max films. Even today he looks pretty tall for a 5'9" guy, the current listing looks pretty much spot on.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Feb/16
Most 5ft9 range guys do it relentlessly
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Feb/16
He looks near 5ft11 w/h Gervais....definitely the shoes!
184.3cm (Night) said on 18/Jan/16
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/16
I'm almost certain he's claimed 5ft11 in the past...


Good evidence that he was 5'9.5" then as most guys that height claim 5'11.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/16
I'm almost certain he's claimed 5ft11 in the past...
6ft-on-a-good-day said on 12/Jan/16
these shoes may of had something to do with the height difference.
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TJE said on 11/Jan/16
Actually, there seems to be at least two inches between him and Ricky Gervais

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RisingForce said on 3/Jan/16
Shredder, Mel claimed 5'10" in 1990 as mentioned above, and his booking sheet had him at 5'10" in 2011, which he either told the cops or they got from his driver's license plus there was studio publicity putting his height at 5'10" which all suggests he's been consistent claiming that height for his entire career. As for Mario, the most I can buy him at is 5'8.5". He's shorter than every 5'9" guy I've seen him with. I'm convinced if he took a picture with Rob, we'd find out for sure he's shorter than people think, much like Eric Roberts. I'd believe 5'8" flat before 5'9" at this point, but no less.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jan/16
He turned the big 6-0 today, Rob
the shredder said on 26/Dec/15
He can look that range easily , but if he claims 5'10 than no way 5'10.5 , 5'9.5 seems better.
The Master said on 22/Dec/15
I still reckon 5'10.5" barefoot in his prime.
the shredder said on 20/Dec/15
When has Mel claimed 5'10? Yeah Mario is about 5'9.
RisingForce said on 19/Dec/15
Mel only claims 5'10", yet Mario Lopez claims 5'11". Pretty funny when you see them side by side at 0:25 and 1:46 in this video! Click Here In any case, Mel in his late 50's doesn't look like he's shrunk at all and less than 5'9" seems unlikely.
the shredder said on 3/Dec/15
The only way Gibson is 5'8 is if Glover was 6'2 max in his prime.
Ice said on 7/Nov/15
177 can already look short to tall men , a 177 guy can appear 5'8 to me at times .
120 said on 28/Oct/15
@freshy Photo tricks
freshy69 said on 25/Oct/15
If Mel is 177cm, how does Robert Downey Jr. look taller in that pic?
Akhtar Qadri said on 23/Oct/15
After watching movie what woman wants..he look so short ..that is why first thing what I did in the morning today is to check the height of Mel..
julian said on 17/Oct/15
nope, it;s 176.5, which is ~ 177 cm.
cup1 said on 27/Sep/15
rob 5'9.5'' is 176cm?!
ageing grapefully said on 23/Sep/15
Bumped into Gibson several years ago (2006) in Santa Monica, a month before his infamous fall off the wagon. I went to use restroom at work and he comes in wearing plaid shirt, regular cargo-type pants and sneakers. Really chunky and hirsute guy IRL, and grumpy. I'm 5'11" in shoes, he was no more than 5'8 (his hair "up-comb" added almost 3 inches to his perceived height). I've bumped into RDJr in same building and he is a wee bit taller than 5'8, but he has a lighter step and walks with a slight bounce. He is much better-looking IRL and very pleasant, as is his whole family (this was before Iron Man, but I hear he is still very down-to-earth).
Jordan said on 21/Sep/15
I think Glover had to be around 230. He was a tall, thick guy in Lethal Weapon. If Mel is 5'9-5'10 then he would perhaps have been around 160-170 range as he looks quite lean.
the shredder said on 15/Sep/15
rob , what would you guess His and Glover's weight in Leathel Weapon 1 and 2.
[Editor Rob: Glover could be around 200, gibson at least 20-25 less than whatever Danny might be.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Sep/15
Rob, who do you think is taller Spacey or Gibson?
[Editor Rob: today, spacey might have lost a fraction and gibson? Maybe a few mm's, but both probably measure somewhere inside the 176 range today.]
Carter said on 8/Sep/15
Was just watching Expendables 3 and saw something hilarious. When Stallone hands a file to another character on a plane (the file is about Mel's character), it gives Mel's age as ten years less than he really is....OK, I can live with that...but also gives his height as 6'3''. Yes, that's right... 6'3''. Check it out for yourselves, sports fans....
[Editor Rob: I'm waiting for Stallone to have a file/computer screen reading with something like 6ft 6.]
Dmeyer said on 31/Aug/15
0.6-0.7in shoes ádvantage over Hardy not more Many if those give 4-4.5cm tops
Gemma said on 10/Aug/15
How can Gibson's movies be so likeable,while his alter ego can be so "small"!
The Master said on 4/Aug/15
He is not as short as some people think, 5'10.5" in his prime, I reckon.
MarkyMark said on 3/Aug/15
Comon Rob, 5'9.5 is impossible for Mel. He's 5.9 at the max in Mad Max and 5'8.5 seems more realistic. Plus he certainly has lost some height while aging. He's no more than 5'8 nowadays.
small fry said on 30/Jul/15
5'9 with shoes on 5'10 with lifts for Mel. have a nice day Robert downey jr.
jamie179cm said on 15/Jul/15
@Shamrock how do you know Michael parkinson really is 5ft10? that's problem with compare with other celebrity you Don't know there tue height
jamie179cm said on 15/Jul/15
his no more 5ft8
hijopotamus said on 15/Jul/15
5'10" for Mel after watching his pics beside Gerard Buttler. Mel was wearing sandals and Gerard had footwear advantage. Unless Gerard is under 6'....
Ed said on 19/Jun/15
Rob, if tom hardy at 5'9" and mel are close in height at that premiere of Mad max and he's wearing 2 - 2.5 inch cowboy boots. I think Mel could in fact be down in the 5'8.5" range!! What do you think?
[Editor Rob: I don't think his boots gave that much, but an inch footwear advantage over tom is likely.]
Tim1.79 said on 26/May/15
He looked 5'10" in Mad Max movies to be honest. Maybe 178cm was his peak, Rob?
[Editor Rob: I still go with him being just under that 5ft 10 back then]
Silent_D said on 26/May/15
5 foot 9. I trust sigourney weaver's judgement. I'm laughing at the ridiculous claims below. He is not 5 foot 7,6 or 5.
guk said on 9/May/15
He looks an inch taller tha Tom Hardy
[Editor Rob: he has a cowboy boot on at that premiere.]
James B said on 1/May/15
When discussing Gibson with one of my friends he described him as "5'8"
James C. said on 24/Apr/15
Yea plus I forget people have eye level disadvantages and advantage. Like my eyes to the top of my head is 4.75 inches and my eyes to chin is like 4.3 I believe I might be wrong I need to check again but my eyes to top of my head is longer then my eyes to chin. Maybe that's why I think some 5'9 1/2 guys are like holy crap I could see him definitely being around and another I would second guess and think their an legit 5'10+ plus it's that way with 5'9 guys and 5'10 guys looking 5'11. But it's cool there was this one guy who says he says 5'9 he comes up too me and says are you 5'9 1/2. I was like yes, and he's like that makes sense your an half an inch taller then me, but another guy was telling him not me your not 5'9 your 5'8 James easily has two inches on you. Plus when people seem eye to eye I look at an reflection their eyes match the middle part of my nose.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Apr/15
James C says on 29/Mar/15
Can some 5'9 1/2 guys look taller then another 5'9 1/2 guy?
[Editor Rob: with different body shapes, head sizes, you could find that to be the case with any height.]

You'd probably guess Gary Lineker to be 2-3 inches taller than Gibson!
mani 1312 said on 19/Apr/15
look mel gibson and danny glover, danny glover and rob.he is impossible 5.9.5
5.7.5 is good for me
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Apr/15
176-177cm range is about right.
James C said on 29/Mar/15
Can some 5'9 1/2 guys look taller then another 5'9 1/2 guy?
[Editor Rob: with different body shapes, head sizes, you could find that to be the case with any height.]
Hypado said on 28/Mar/15
Mel Gibson height is 5ft 9.75in (177 cm)
the shredder said on 26/Mar/15
The only way he can be 5'8 is if Glover was 6'2 max in his prime and if Mel had lifts in his boots , There was 4 inches between them.
TJE said on 24/Mar/15
If Mel Gibson was actually 5'8 then he'd look shorter than 5'8 with the stocky build he has nowadays.
Mat 5'10 said on 22/Mar/15
Rob, why the hell is Rober Downey Jr in this pic about the same height as Mel Gibson? Are you telling me that Downey Jr walks at about 5'11 with his elevator shoes???
[Editor Rob: to me he is the biggest elevator or shoe wearer of the last 10 years in Hollywood...here's a candid from 90's With Gibson/Downey.]
Andy said on 17/Mar/15
A Smart car is 154cm tall ,so what do you all think?

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Matt Sandler said on 15/Mar/15
5'9 - 5'9.5
175 - 176 cm
the shredder said on 3/Mar/15
He was not barefoot but his shoes had no lifts in them .
Shamrock said on 2/Mar/15
he stood barefoot next to a 5'10 michael parkinson and was almost the same height as him. its baffling how so many people can believe he's only 5'8.
Danimal said on 1/Mar/15
Brad says on 1/Jan/15
5-8, fooled people for years.

And look how Robert Downey Jr. is shorter than him in the above picture Rob has up of the 2 of them. What's even more laughable are the chunky 3" soles Downey is sporting. Who is he fooling? He was barely taller than Madonna in the mid 80's on SNL.
jtm said on 1/Mar/15
he wouldn't need to stand on a box just to look close to weaver's height if he was really 5'10. he was most likely never taller than 5'8.
the shredder said on 28/Feb/15
Kurt Russel was taller than him , but than he does look only 3 inches less than Glover now and both were standing fully and in low shoes , I'd rule out 5'10.5 and 5 '8 . 5 '9.5 is fine.
Anon said on 27/Feb/15
In the recent pics below, he is barely less than Glover. 5'10.5, even today.
TJE said on 26/Feb/15
He didn't look under 176 during his peak. He might be dipping closer to 175 today though.
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CDS said on 24/Feb/15
A magazine article on film stars' heights published in '96 had Gibson at 5'8 1/2" in shoes, which would make him about an inch shorter barefoot. I think this is actually accurate. In 1995 when he appeared on Letterman promoting "Braveheart", he had cowboy boots on (which add about 2"). Standing right next to Letterman, who at that time I would've estimated to be around 6'2 1/2" in shoes (I believe he actually admitted to this height), Gibson stood around 5 inches shorter- making him 5'9 1/2" in cowboy boots, hence 5'7 1/2" barefoot-maybe 5'7 3/4"-??
the shredder said on 19/Feb/15
Around 5'10 is not impossible but I am not sure if he is that tall but he for sure is over 5'8
CDS said on 18/Feb/15
Perhaps the only actor getting up there in years I've seen who appears to be taller than he used to be-?? I mean in his early films like "Mrs. Soffel", "Year of Living Dangerously", the first "Lethal Weapon", "Tequila Sunrise", etc.. he looks like he could be as low as 5'7"-5'8", but in recent years the guy looks more like 5'10"-5'10 1/2" maybe even-?? Maybe the short jokes have finally caught up with him, so he went with some major lifts-?? One photo in the past five or so years even had him looking as tall if not taller than 6' Denzel Washington-?? LOL I'll put him at 5'8" barefoot.
Almost 5 10 said on 15/Feb/15
He's not 5' 8". It's his proportions that give off a shorter impression. Just like Matt Damon. I reckon he'd measure similar to myself.
The shredder said on 15/Jan/15
Rob , Mel has to be close to 5 ft 10 still or Glover is not 6'1.5 , I saw pics of the magazine where both or in very flat footwear and there is no more than 3' , 3.5' between them now.
the shredder said on 8/Jan/15
Jamie , going by Glover's peak of 6'3 , Mel looks like a 5 '11 with him meaning he'd measure 5'11.5 at least or 6 ft in cowboy boots , take away another inch because boots add 2 inches than he would look 5 ft 10 , now if he had lifts in boots he might be 5 '9 , no way a flat 5'8 , 5 ft 9 min unless Glover was under 6 '3.
jamie179cm said on 6/Jan/15
@the shredder i doubt his 5ft11 in boots 5ft8 is possible he does have a small body frame
the shredder said on 2/Jan/15
Brad , a 5 '8 guy can't look 5'11 like he does in boots.
Brad said on 1/Jan/15
5-8, fooled people for years.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Dec/14
Not all athletes give their barefoot height. Basketball and Ice Hockey have notorious height fudgers some going up to 3in above their true barefoot height
Joe said on 30/Dec/14
Mel Gibson needs to have a serious downgrade, and most people who worked with Gibson claimed he is 5'8". I believe in an interview he one time said that he was that tall. I have said it before that most actors seem to give there height in shoes rather than barefoot like professional athletes.
jamie179cm said on 29/Dec/14
@David i doubt he was ever over 175cm and in mad max he looked short
Smookie said on 28/Dec/14
I saw him in a nightclub once 20 yrs ago. I'm 5ft 9 and was in heels. I was looking well down on him and also he was dwarfed by the blondes surrounding him!! I'd have said 5ft 8 MAX then and people normally lose a bit with age don't they?
David said on 20/Dec/14
They've always said this guy si no more than 5'8'' but it's obvious he is taller than that even now. Plain 5'9'' should be accurate for him today and 5'9.5 in his good old days
jamie179cm said on 7/Dec/14
@ the shredder ok 5ft7 is pushing it but still 5ft8 could hes lowest yes i guess 5ft9 could be his tallest but i doubt his over175cm
The shredder said on 5/Dec/14
5 '9 is good .
The shredder said on 5/Dec/14
jamie , 5 '7 , 5 '8 ? Come on.
LT said on 4/Dec/14
5'9.5 is pushing it I think. I would place him much closer to a soft 5'9 at his peak. Especially when you consider his hair in most movies looks to "add" another inch or two.
184.3cm said on 4/Dec/14
Peak height - 5'9 176cm
Current Height- 5'8.5 174cm

Always looked average in older movies wore big boots next to Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon.
jamie179cm said on 2/Dec/14
mel is probably between 5ft7 5ft8 in mad max he looked very short though and in lethal weapon looked average and looked a lot taller than joe Pesci for some reason and i say robert downey is 5ft6
AshnarLynx said on 2/Dec/14
I think Mel's peak height was 5'9 and now he's probably shrunk to 5'8.
vipato said on 3/Nov/14
in the photo robert used shoes with high heels and I suposse elevator inside the shoes , he always used that shoes in events to look 1.80 meters, so it seems higher than mel gibson, gibson even make a joke because robert looks taller than he in the event. robert measured 1.73 meters.
the shredder said on 28/Oct/14
Not sure on 5 '10 , but 5 '8 is a joke.
Liam 176 said on 27/Oct/14
This looks accurate. He's not 5' 8".
Darren510 said on 12/Oct/14
I would give him a full 5'10 peak, and a strong 5'9 today
The Shredder said on 19/Sep/14
wow 7 ? Yea I looked , it looks at least 6 , maybe he is 5 '8 lol.
[Editor Rob: or just that shot is one that shows a bit more difference than it is, since Glover is standing at his tallest and maybe angle helps a little...]
The Shredder said on 19/Sep/14
rob , this seems like a great shot , him and Glover both in same footwear. I see 5.5 inches.

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[Editor Rob: in that shot I'd argue there looked more like a 7 inch difference! Although, I don't know if the camera is adding height, it shows the difference you can get from a film still to a portrait vertical shot at times.]
the shredder said on 11/Sep/14
Rob , is it possible he is 5'10 if Glover was legit 6 '3
[Editor Rob: it would be interesting seeing stills of them side by side on the set, Glover's posture is up and down in those films, at times he looks a genuine 6ft 3, other times you think maybe not.]
The shredder said on 11/Sep/14
Rob , what do you think Mel appears with Glover here? Glover has on 1 inch dress shoes vs Mel's 2 inch Cowboy boot.

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[Editor Rob: the link didn't work, but I'm assuming it is This photo? I'd say he can look around 4 inches smaller, or 5 when you take extra shoe away.]
Normal Norman said on 29/Aug/14
This is spot on. I'm this height and can tell.
the shredder said on 8/Aug/14
I must say he has short arms for a man over 5'9
fsd said on 1/Aug/14
today he looks 5'8.5 -5'8 ft range his peak height might have been 5'9 ft or slightly above 5'9
the shredder said on 31/Jul/14
Movie listed heights I always laugh at , Mel 6'3 , Vin 5'8 , Wesley snipes 5'8 , Martin Lawrence 5'9
Yaspaa said on 30/Jul/14
His confidential file in Expendables III says he's 6'3 and 190, haha.
spiky said on 23/Jul/14
i'd say he looks 5'8" or 5'9" tops
realist said on 21/Jul/14
Downey has massive heels there, ive seen the rest of the pics at one point Gibson even mocks his shoes!
anonnn said on 20/Jul/14
i agree. i mean when i say 5 foot 9 flat i meant to say as in what he is overall in the day. in the morning of course taller that. night shorter or possibly around that height. and around 5 foot 9.5 when he wakes up is my guess.
RisingForce said on 17/Jul/14
Actually, Mel looked about the same height as Sly to me on video at Cannes. Click Here At 0:55, 1:30 and 1:36. The most I could see Mel taller is maybe half an inch.

Mel usually looks more 5'9.5"-5'10" to me, but wears cowboy boots a lot. Like a lot of actors, he looked shorter earlier in his career, and is definitely under 5'10" and 5'9" flat wouldn't surprise me, but I can't see him below that.
anonnn said on 14/Jul/14
hes 5 foot 9 flat. now and peak. nothing over. people on here woould say he was 5 foot 9 and a half when evryone thought danny glovers peak was 6 ft. 4. but now that his peak wasnt 6 foot 4. how is Gibson still at 5 foot 9.5? never been that height´PERIOD
Dmeyer said on 1/Jul/14
Looks a strong 177 near sly arnie and Ford
mike said on 26/Jun/14
5ft 9.5-5ft 9.75 (177 cm) peak
5ft 9.25 (176) today.
Dmeyer said on 19/Jun/14
Rob how Côme Mel consistently beats sly in pics and looks similar in height with Ford who i think is more 5'11 than 11.5
Dmeyer said on 22/May/14
176.5-7cm peak 176cm now
the shredder said on 20/May/14
yea Pesci is a lift wearer , same height as Marty yet behind the scenes in Goodfellas he was 2 " or 3 " more. Mel did pass for 5 '11 going by a peak 6 '3 Glover. So he'd measure 6 ft in cowboy boots , for him to be 5 '8 than he is getting 4 inches of footwear or Danny's peak was 6'2.
Dmeyer said on 19/May/14
Rob to me hé Still looks near énaugh 176.5cm/5'9.5 as hé beat sly
the shredder said on 19/May/14
LOL He is 5 '9 at least.
RisingForce said on 17/May/14
shredder, I know it's a regular cowboy boot, not an elevator shoe or an extra big heel, though the heel is the larger style of cowboy heel, but I'm wondering if the area where his foot is looks too bulky, which could suggest lifts. I'm going to try my cowboy boots and see how my foot looks in it with and without lifts. 5'9" flat is possible for Mel, but I honestly think 5'9.5" is still the best guess, and he doesn't look shorter today, imo. Remember, he was still looking taller than Richard Gere a year or 2 ago and wasn't wearing boots. I'm not nearly as sure Mel wears lifts as I am with Stallone and Cruise, but I am suspicious he has for a few reasons. I remember him looking similar height to Jimmy Kimmel while promoting Edge Of Darkness while wearing a fairly suspcious pair of cowboy boots, different than the Lethal Weapon ones. Though I think he was liftless at the Lethal Weapon 4 premiere. Click Here I think Pesci was wearing lifts, though. Mel towers over Jet Li, but it's clear that Glover is at least 5 inches taller than Mel, possibly more with good posture, and Glover was 52 so he could have been down to 6'2.5". I remember the difference in Lethal Weapon being just 4" at times, which would mean Mel was passing for 5'11", but more 5" at times as well, iirc.
MovieMad said on 14/May/14
A person's height is in bare feet, not wearing shoes of any description!..In the lethal Weapon movies Mel wore Riding Boots, which gave him over two inches of extra height.He wear elevator shoes, as Tom Cruise does, which gives him at least 2 inches of height.Before mel was famous I met him on a few occasions, as I worked with one of his brothers. I am 5-8" in bare feet, Mel was slightly shorter, and probably 5-7"
the shredder said on 11/May/14
Rob , do you think 176 cm is better
[Editor Rob: today he can look around that, he may have lost a small fraction]
the shredder said on 8/May/14
Rising , Those boots look like normal cowboy boots , a good 1.75 , Mel if not in lifts should be appearing an inch taller than his barefoot height in them , He was a good 4 inches under Glover in them but Glover peak is a debate going on.
RisingForce said on 7/May/14
Here's a couple of close ups of Mel's cowboy boots from the first Lethal Weapon. Click Here For reference, here's a couple of full shots. Click Here People can make up their own minds over whether he has lifts in them, but I figured those pictures will be helpful in that, and once you have an idea of how much Mel was getting from his boots, you can compare to Glover in the movie since there were some full shots.
the shredder said on 22/Apr/14
5'8 is a joke but under 5'9.5
James B said on 22/Apr/14
5'8 seems to low for mel. I would have guessed 5'9 (175cm) for him though......
Ed said on 21/Apr/14
Looks only an inch taller than Joaquin Phoenix in some photos. I'd give 175cm to Mel, not 177cm even at his peak.
the shredder said on 11/Apr/14
Rob , what made you guess the full 5'10 ?
[Editor Rob: just thought he could look it at the time]
the shredder said on 11/Apr/14
Rob , did you have him 5'9.75?
[Editor Rob: I'm sure he started life on here at 5ft 10, he's been 9.5 for a good while now...how long he has left at that mark though]
the shredder said on 11/Apr/14
Going by a peak height of 6'3 Glover , Mel looks around 5'11 in cowboy boots
Kyle Reese said on 4/Apr/14
I was watching Mad Max the other day, and Mel does look to be in the 5'9" rang range in that movie. Definitely not a short man, just average.
the shredder said on 4/Apr/14
Watched LW 1 , He looks 4 or 5 inches shorter than Glover in it , So take off the boots and you get 5'9.5.
the shredder said on 31/Mar/14
He is NOT 5'5 " and Danny is NOT 6'4 , and it was no 11 inches , 4 or 5
Gator said on 30/Mar/14
Do the math. 6'4" minus 11 inches is 5'5".
the shredder said on 28/Mar/14
HA HA at 11 inches shorter. It was 5 max.
Gator said on 27/Mar/14
In Lethal Weapon Mel is walking next to Danny Glover (6'4"). He comes up to DG;s shoulder. That;s apprx. 11 inches shorter. Mel is also wearing boots in the shot. Mel appears to be 5'5". I lived in Beverly Hills and used to run into a lot of these guys - Stallone, et al - They tend to have big heads, big chest, short legs....
the shredder said on 25/Mar/14
Rob , I don't know what the tilted eyebrows means lol.
[Editor Rob: one is higher than the other, so in the middle of them]
the shredder said on 24/Mar/14
Rob , where would you say Mel's head ends and the rest is hair? Also the height difference between the 2?

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[Editor Rob: I'd say right in the middle of his tilted eyebrows if you understand, I would say 4 inch maybe, but in the first movie he could look taller than that at times (Danny)]
the shredder said on 21/Mar/14
Rob looks shorter. Rob has Danny Glover and Danny Trejo and Mel looks bigger.
Tape Measure said on 12/Mar/14
He's half an inch shorter than Michael Parkinson in that video clip.

5' 9.5" is accurate.
the shredder said on 9/Mar/14
He is not in lifts with Parker.
Gorgo said on 7/Mar/14
Hey shredder ever heard of lifts?
the shredder said on 23/Feb/14
Unless Danny Glover was 6'2.5 max than Mel is well over 5 '8 .
Theodore said on 19/Feb/14
5'8" guy who likes his lifts.
176,2Tunman said on 7/Feb/14
In The Ransom, he looked about 2in maybe 2.25in taller than 5'8 Russo but had boots so 0.5-0.75 advantage and he looked about 1in taller than 5'8 Sinise who had little heels on.He's nothing Under 5'9.25 and nothing over 5'9.75. The 5'9.5 listing is perfect for him.
nutty said on 25/Jan/14
Yes I saw him when he filmed Braveheart. I'm 5'7" and I was almost level with him. Good bloke Mel-salt of the earth. Did love those cigars though. Maybe that adds a couple of inches! Anyway what is this obsession with height? I'm happy!
realist said on 17/Jan/14
Rob has Mel spot on or he's maybe a fraction smaller no bigger no less, Sigourney Weaver said Mel was 5'9 not 5'8 check her interviews on you tube.
Lenad is sexy said on 15/Jan/14
that bond height chart can be taken with laughing gas. Connery was never 6'3 in a million years and Dalton was not as low as 6'0!
Ted said on 8/Jan/14
Has never ever looked taller than 5'8".

Yet another in a long line of short leading men "adding a couple of inches".
Vibram said on 1/Jan/14
I stood next to Mel Gibson in Edinburgh back in 1995, at the cities best Indian resturant, Mithas. He must of been in Scotland at the time to promote the film Braveheart. He was taller than my 5ft8 at the time, I would say he was 5ft9.5 back then. He is not a midget/manlet or short man.
Lenad is sexy said on 28/Dec/13
176cm
Lenad is sexy said on 23/Dec/13
I cant see him taller than this listing. His legs looked short in the lethal weapon movies
Gheist said on 20/Dec/13
Anywhere between 174-178cm range fits for Mel, nor more nor less.
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 18/Dec/13
I guess editor Rob downgraded Becks recently. He used to be 5'11.5.
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 18/Dec/13
With Beckham Parkinson looks 5'10-5'10.5 range. With Parkinson Gibson looks 5'9-5'9.5 range.
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This listing of 5'9.5 is reasonable, but maybe on the higher end of the range he could be.

A lot of this is contingent on Beckham's own height. He'll billed at 5'11.5. Some people say he could be 5'10 flat.
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 18/Dec/13
The clip with Parkinson seems to cleared this up. He's a 5'9 and change guy. Very average for a white american.
dmeyer said on 16/Dec/13
Rob i looked at Getty images even thaugh i do no like the Guy as He hâte jews , but I gotta say he really look a solid 5'9.5 guy at peak like 177cm not as low as 176cm flat more 176.5-7 cm I think 5'9.75 is possible but 5'9.5 is fine , today still looks 5'9-9.5 by near 60 , pulled of 179cm wearing big boots
The shredder said on 13/Dec/13
He is not in lifts with Parky or lifting himself to look bigger but he is shorter , 5'9.5 is better.
the shredder said on 10/Dec/13
Rob , if he measured 5'10 would you list him 5'10 ?
[Editor Rob: in his 30's if he did...unless it's a dodgy measurement, but on a stadiometer, I think you'd have to.]
the shredder said on 6/Dec/13
Rob he did not use the words .. " They had Sean at 6ft 3, Timothy at 6ft 2, Moore at 6ft and me...at 5ft 8."

Parky said yea I read 5'7 but you not and Mel laughed " yea like 5'6 or something ha ha. "
[Editor Rob: that's why I had written 'something like' because remembering the exact phrase is a bit hard and I'm making reference to the globe chart With Sean 6ft 3 down to Mel 5ft 8...but I'll clean that line up at the top a bit...]
the shredder said on 6/Dec/13
Rob , I actually hear both men claim 5'11.

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