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Paul Rudd height: 5ft 9in (175 cm)

American actor best known for roles in films such as Clueless, The Object of My Affection, 200 Cigarettes, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, I Love You, Man, Our Idiot Brother, Wanderlust and This is 40. In a 2007 interview he joked that "I am of sturdy stock. I have a good head of hair. I'm 5-foot-10. But I'm almost 6 feet in heels."
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James C says on 11/Mar/15
I've notice a lot of guys claiming 5'10 are actually 5'9. I'm 5'9 though I can measure anywhere from 5'9 to 5'9 5/8ths from noon till night depending if I'm on my feet all day I drop too 5'9 though if it's an laid back day with an moderate amount activities I measure from 5'9 1/4 to 5'9 5/8ths. But yes, I used to claim 5'10 and I know a couple people even my stepdad claim 5'10 and were all the same height though I know more 5'10 men and woman that would look an inch taller, and guys that are 5'9 1/2 would look an half an inch taller than me. So yeah I can understand why a lot 5'9 guys claim 5'10 because maybe they're thinking it's okay.
Josh says on 5/Mar/15
Anything below 5'9 is just ridiculous. He's this listing. Maybe a fraction more but nothing less. Him and Steve Carell are similar.
Chris says on 5/Feb/15
I think his head is definitely at least 9,5 inches (24cm). He was always one of the bigger headed celebrities in my mind. Might even be longer than that, but not under 9,5.
Ruffnecker says on 5/Feb/15
He has an odd build/short legs,however he doesn't look very short next to his co-stars,such as Seth Rogen(5'11 solid),.His height can fluctuate from as high as 5'10" due to his thick hair and maybe once and a while good posture. I'll be fair and give Paul a solid 5'9"-5'10 max,esp. since he's 45!. Plus it's hard not to look small next to Jason Segel IF you're under 6foot.

So in all,Rudd is 5'9,5",Rogen is 5'11",and Segel is 6'4".
Arch Stanton says on 31/Jan/15
LOL how can he be 5 ft 7 and Theron 5 ft 10! Theron had an inch on him max in Cider House.
suprgrl says on 30/Jan/15
I think Paul Rudd is 5'7, which I am. Watching 'Cider House Rules', alongside Charlize Theron who is beautiful and listed as 5'10 seems credible. They show them walking separated by like 4ft, and have her standing on lower ground when together.I didn't use to pay attention to such details, but my husband of 21 yrs is 5'3 and calls me big to allay his insecurity's. He's 180 I'm 5'7 135lbs.
dark angel says on 21/Jan/15
Rob can you please tell me, how many inches do you thing his head is? Can it be over 9.5 inches, what do you think?
[Editor Rob: he doesn't look to have a long head, I mean a fraction more than average is very possible but over 9.5 inch I'd be surprised.]
177.5cm says on 17/Jan/15
Not 5'9 at all
174cm max
184.3cm says on 13/Jan/15
Doesnt really strike me as a 5'9 guy. I agree with the other posters, looks more 5'8 range.
MD says on 13/Jan/15
@marcus, yeah, not the best photo, but Levine did seem to have quite a few inches on him, huh?

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Even with the dodgy angles it's pretty clear it's more than a two-inch difference.
Sam says on 12/Jan/15
Rob could you update his credits?: "American actor best known for roles in Clueless, The Object of My Affection, 200 Cigarettes, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, I Love You, Man, Our Idiot Brother, Wanderlust and This is 40."
marcus says on 11/Jan/15
watching the golden globes and adam levine has a solid 3 inches over him, this guy is not over 5'8, 172cm for paul rudd
MaskDeMasque says on 22/Nov/14
He doesn't look 5'9. I'd say 5'8 maybe 5'8 and a half.
austin says on 14/Nov/14
Wait wait, steve carell was 2 full inches taller than him! And i really don't think carell wears lifts. Paul rudd is 5'7 at best
brandonknight says on 12/Nov/14
I stood within 10 ft of him for extended periods of time recently and this might come as a shock to people, but he was definitely at least 5'9". He looked 5'10, I was staring at his reflection to mine and he looked 5'9.5" at least. He has a slightly slim physique now and never looked short, just looked like an average guy.
Rey says on 29/Oct/14
First saw him in the Halloween:The Curse of Michael Myers. He appears about 5' 7" give or take a 1/2 inch. Could be a weak 5'8" with the hair. A slight frame to his build.
JB says on 15/Sep/14
He's the same height as the one direction members that are listed at 5'7.5" and 5'7.75". Funny thing is they also claim to be 5'10"
JB says on 26/Aug/14
Ya he's shorter than Judd Apatow for sure. 5'7".
Mike T says on 17/Aug/14
He is 5'7" MAX hands down. He's shorter than Steve Carrell who's probably 5'8" and he's shorter than Judd Apatow who's 5'8.5. There's your answer. 5'10" is ridiculous for him and so is 5'9".
Sam says on 12/Aug/14
Yeah, Arch, but that is what he looked from my in person estimate...5'9" might be attainable but it's a stretch...he really gave me a 5'8"+ vibe in person. When I've seen him on screen since then, he does seem taller often there.
In says on 4/Aug/14
He's 5'8 max
Handsome says on 29/Jul/14
I'd Say He is About 5 '10'.
Oanh says on 24/Jul/14
He is 5'8" tops.
JB says on 28/Jun/14
I saw a pic of him in between Seth Rogan and Jonah Hill. Looked about the same height as Jonah, who's something like 5'6.5". And significantly shorter than Rogan. I'm beginning to think 5'7" is more accurate.
JB says on 20/Jun/14
Trying to pinpoint this guys height is almost impossible. I've seen him look 2 inches shorter than Steve Carell(who I believe is a legit 5'9") but I've also seen him look taller as well. Something's going on there.
Jakib says on 19/May/14
He is shorter than Steve Carrell who is reported at 5'9 (which is probably another lie)
Arch Stanton says on 3/May/14
Sam he did have about 1.5 inches on Toby Maguire in The Cider House though.
Arch Stanton says on 3/May/14
Theron had an inch on him in The Cider House Rules, seems about right, 174 also possible.
cole says on 16/Mar/14
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RichieRich says on 9/Mar/14
I think Mr Rudd as had lift implants / the Little guy has the biggest prob with his shortness of any actor!! I've seen him stand eye to eye with Jon Stewart / Jon's 5'6 / well?
Gaza2121 says on 26/Jan/14
174 cm.
Sam says on 9/Jan/14
I saw him in person in NYC and estimated him at the same exact height as FM did. As to Carell, they're very similar range. It is possibly that Carell slightly edges out Rudd in height, though both can look taller than the other depending on camera proximity and posture. Anyway, I think 5'8.5"-5'8.75" are better listings than 5'9" for Rudd. Rudd's self claimed 5'10" height (on The Daily Show) is probably him in generous shoes (in the morning?).
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avi says on 1/Jan/14
You know he's 5'8-5'8.5 area why list him at 5'9?
FM says on 29/Dec/13
As I said, when I met him in NY we were close to the same height. We both had normal footware. I'm a weak 5'9", meaning I'm 5'9" in the morning, and if I stand straight. At night, I'm probably a bit under 5'9". And if I slouch, can give the appearance of probably even under 5' 8". So, I think at his tallest he is 5'9", but can easily seem an inch shorter.

The thing about him is that his head is huge (like really big and long) and his arms are really short. I think this can alter how tall he looks at times. Like if he's sitting down, he can look 5'10" and then some. But when he is standing, looking at his limbs, he looks rather short.
MD says on 27/Dec/13
A better picture with the two more closely lined up:

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Rudd is taller, but if they were to stand straight and back-to-back, I'm guessing the difference wouldn't be more than half-an-inch. I'm guessing Carell is a flat 5'8" and Rudd closer to 5'8.5". Neither is a full 5'9".
Hola says on 26/Dec/13

Carells footwear and proportions look a tad suspicious, either way, can't use the picture for much.
MD says on 23/Dec/13
@Adam, that picture actually doesn't show that. They are too far apart, and Steve is standing quite a bit out front. There has to be a better picture.
Adamthebravo says on 22/Dec/13
He is clearly shorter than Steve Carell in this photo. Click Here
Ally says on 4/Dec/13
Wow, always thought he was about 6ft or 6'1
Sam says on 27/Nov/13
I've seen him in person and he's closer to a strong 5'8" than 5'10", although I do admit he can seem taller on-screen.
MD says on 27/Nov/13
With a 6'2.5" Koechner, Adam McKay who I see listed at 6'3" and 6'4" and a 6'3" Will Ferrell:

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Man, that's a tall cast.

Rob, who is taller, Rudd or Steve Carell?

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I still hold that neither Carell nor Rudd are a full 5'9".
jordydecke says on 26/Nov/13
great actor and I love the type of characters he plays but I just can't see him as 5 foot 9. Was watching 'This is 40' the other day and the majority of the women in that film seem to tower him as well as the men. Also he has such a slight build and tiny limbs. I'd go with 5'8 (with shoes on) for Paul.

However, having said that, if you look at the scenes with him and Chris O'Dowd in there isn't as much difference as there should be between them - I'd imagine Paul wore lifts for those.
Voiceless Dental Fricative says on 26/Nov/13
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Rube says on 12/Oct/13
I'd say 5'9" is a fair estimate. Look at this scene from Night at the Museum and let me know what you think.Click Here He looks a tiny bit taller than Stiller who's 5'6". But, I'm accounting for an extra inch on stiller since they want to make him look more average sized.
Idra says on 27/Sep/13
Looks a lot shorter than 6'0 Jane Lynch in 40 Year Old Virgin, perhaps an entire head. Same with Rick Ross and Diddy, I'm guessing he's 5'7-5'8

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Jag175cm says on 17/Sep/13
Legit 5'9", he's the same height as his fellow actor and co-star Steve Carell if you guys look more closely
FM says on 29/Jul/13
Met him in New York- stood right next to him. I'm 5'9" bare foot. He was pretty close to my height. Possibly a half an inch shorter, or half an inch taller, because of foot ware. But still, pretty close.
cole says on 23/Jul/13
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I know this probably isn't much to go on since we can't know their footwear etc. But if P. Diddy is 5'10, Rudd looks nothing more than 5'7 next to him in that particular video.
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JB says on 19/Jun/13
He could be a legit 5'7.5"
I'm 5'7.5" and I have people guess my height as 5'9" all the time.
true says on 8/Jun/13
Looks around 5'7.5
Tee says on 19/May/13
@doc tari I saw him on the daily show as well. He did look slightly taller than Jon. Maybe an inch taller. If Jon Stewart really is 5'6.5" as he's listed on this site that would make Rudd 5'7.5" or 5'8"
Eriy says on 9/Mar/13
I adore Paul Rudd. However, he does not look 5'10".
doc tari says on 5/Mar/13
Just saw rudd on daily show. John stewart is 5'6" and rudd was dead even height wise with him..flat shoes.
Big Bee says on 17/Feb/13
I'm 5'8" I was in the same store as him on Sunset last year and I can guarantee you he's no more than 5'6.75" at the most. Bear in mind this was 10am and we were both wearing flip flops.
Silent d says on 13/Feb/13
5 foot 8.
Arch Stanton says on 9/Feb/13
Funny but he's got a face more suited to a 6'2 guy. Guys his height with long faces can pull off looking taller.
Charles Flint says on 6/Jan/13
Not including half's to their heights I would label them as

Excelsior says on 2/Jan/13
He claims 5'10" all the time, but Judd Apatow claims he's 5'8.5" and Paul has always looked shorter than him. For that matter, I'm not sure James Franco is 5'11" because he too looked the same height or shorter than Apatow. Maybe Apatow is the most honest man in the world and all of these other guys are just lying through their teeth.
Charles Flint says on 1/Jan/13
In 'This is 40' he had about 3 inches over Leslie Mann,who is listed as 5'6.Both stood next to each other throughout the film,and Rudd was always the taller one. 5'9-5'10 guy for sure.
Silent d says on 19/Dec/12
I remember when he claimed 5 foot 10 somewhere. I never believed it. He doesn't look shorter than 5 foot 8.
Hew says on 13/Dec/12
He mostly strikes me as a 5'6/5'7-man, never looks as tall as 5'9. Most of the 5'8/5'9-guys I know looks MUCH taller than he does. He's got such stubby arms and legs, he generally just looks way shorter than 5'9. He'll probably reach around 5'9.25 in special shoes/boots, but in no way is he that tall barefoot.
Stiffelio says on 4/Nov/12
I think 5'9" is a fair assessment. I stood inches away in front of him, face to face, at the stage door in a NYC theater after seeing "Grace". I'm 5' 8.5' and he seemed just about my size or maybe a bit taller. BTW he's a terrific actor!
Duhon says on 2/Nov/12
upendra says on 1/Nov/12
i think he is under 5 feet 6 coz i saw the movie i love you man and in that movie he seemed really short never could be 5 feet 8 or more

Well his co-star in that movie was 6'4" so pretty much anyone under 6' would look very miniscule.
upendra says on 1/Nov/12
i think he is under 5 feet 6 coz i saw the movie i love you man and in that movie he seemed really short never could be 5 feet 8 or more
Silent D says on 25/Oct/12
I remember when he look 5 foot 8. 5 foot 9 is a stretch
Clay says on 8/Oct/12
One of the few I'm positive Rob has too high. 5'8-5'8.25.
Scott says on 12/Sep/12
He always looked average height to me. Shorther than Seth rogen though. He looks 5'8-9
Hullywood says on 18/Aug/12
He seemed not that tall like other 5foot9ers. In shoes (dress-shoes especially) he can appear like 1.76m.
kaan says on 13/Feb/12
ı think he has between 1.70 -1.73 height .not 1.75
MaskDeMasque says on 13/Feb/12
after watching interviews with him, he def is under 5'9, 5'8 even. i cant even buy 5'8.5. maybe 5'8.25
RICHARD says on 9/Feb/12
5'9"-5'10" is more fair.He was about an inch or two over Courtney Love,who is a tall girl at 5'9",in 200 Cigarettes,and she wore heels.He was taller than her,though.
Silent d says on 5/Feb/12
5 foot 8.

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