How tall is Richard Gere ?

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Richard Gere's height is 5ft 9.5in (177 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 10in (178 cm)
American Actor from an Officer and a Gentleman and Chicago. A telegraph interviewer said on meeting him, "He is smaller than he appears on film, perhaps 5ft 9in".

5ft 10 Carey Lowell with Richard
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AGI said on 15/Aug/15
He was never taller than 5-9. Hasn't lost any height
Tommy said on 17/Jul/15
177 up to 178 barefoot for richard
Markm said on 28/Jun/15
I met Richard Gere in Vancouver back in the 90's. I was expecting him to be about 5'11". When I met him I was amazed how much height I had in him. ( I am about 6' 3/4".) the best I ever measured was about 6'1".

His posture was awful. I had to lean over to shake his hand. Nice guy though. Very pleasant.
tk said on 9/Jun/15
I don't remember if I posted this one before. I was watching Pretty Woman again the other day and I noticed a scene where him and Julia Roberts are standing outside the elevator. He is in socks, she's in flats and there seems to be a 3 inch difference between them. He definitely was 5'10'' at the time.
Markus from Italy said on 13/Mar/15
Richard Gere is a weird case... I mean: his former wife Cindy Crowford is 179 cm and he was shorter than her. Many sites list him at 172 cm, some others even 169 cm. He's clearly a lift wearer but it might be ridiculous to claim he wears huge lifts so I can buy 172 cm, with lifts on he can reach 179 cm or get close to it. Bear in mind that also simple boots (and he wears them often) can give you up to 4/5 cm in height. I daily wear Lowa boots, since I play airsoft, and they make me reach 176/177 cm ...
CDS said on 10/Mar/15
This estimate seems right to me, but this guy sure is a sloucher. Whoopi Goldberg, on a sitcom, once described him as "tall and gorgeous". I dunno about that first part. LOL. But he does give that impression on screen in spite of the fact it's clear he's more of average height by his co-stars in comparison. I might go as low as peak height 5'9.5" and 5'8.5-5'9" today; hard to say again with that bad posture...
Ian from Auckland said on 8/Mar/15
A little over 10 years ago I literally bumped into Richard Gere in Santa Monica (it was my fault). Once I realised who he was, I had a great opportunity to assess his height. I'm 177cm, he seemed just a little taller than me (178, maybe 179cm). So all of these current estimates seem pretty much right on the money.
Jesse Stone said on 25/Dec/14
A look at him next to 179 Topher Grace in "The Double". My dad is about the same age as Gere and was 177 - 178 cm at his prime. Now he is about 5'9. That's what Gere would be.

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184.3cm said on 25/Nov/14
Good listing, has the average guy look all the time. Have never seen him look tall or short in anything or on photo.
Realist said on 23/Nov/14
Strong 5'8" today. Peak 5'9.5. Similar to the Michael Douglas listing. Rob downgrade needed.
Jesse Stone said on 12/Oct/14
I think of 176-177cm as his peak, and now in the mid 60's it's not uncommon to loose height. Look at him next to Wesley Snipes (5'9). They seem to be the same height. Snipes could be slightly taller...he is younger than Gere.

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But no matter what height he is, he is one of the greatest actors I know!!
Guy said on 4/Aug/14
He looks like a 184 guy but when you ser him with other people he look like 178
dave said on 3/Aug/14
I reckon 5-8 to 5-9 tops
Jesse Stone said on 23/Jul/14
@Editor Rob: What do you say to the statement of the telegraph interviewer above: "Perhaps 5ft 9in." Was that a newer or an older interview ? Thanks!
[Editor Rob: more recent, it's just the impression Gere left the interviewer, that of a 5ft 9 man.]
Guy said on 20/Jul/14
Thats not necessarily true @ Meltdown
littlesue said on 31/May/14
He could have only lost half inch at 64, maybe in another 10 years an inch or two?
Meltdown said on 30/May/14
Richard Gere is 64 and only lost 1/2 inch? I think not. If his peak height was 5'10", he's got to be under 5'9" by now.
Ed Kline said on 19/May/14
He was taller than his first wife (Cindy Crawford) by a solid inch, maybe more, back in the early to mid 90's, when he was already 40+ years old. She was consistently billed at 5'9 1/2, and she's 5'9 on this site. No way Gere was under 5'10 peak height, and he might have nudged 5'11 morning height when he was younger.
Jesse Stone said on 16/Apr/14
In most movies he looks about 176cm.(Pretty Woman, Mothman Prophecies, Arbitrage,...) I don't think he ever was 5'11. Peak 5'10 !!
James B said on 17/Mar/14
He looked 5'9 range in pretty woman
Arch Stanton said on 6/Feb/14
Assuming Gere was still 5ft 10 in 1998/9 when Runaway Bride was made, there is a scene near the end where Richard and Hector are stood side by side in the church and Gere is slightly taller. 176-77cm peak for Hector would be a good shout if you're interested in listing him, although he's the same age as Finney and not far off 80 now so might be nearer 5 ft 8 today.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Feb/14
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Arch Stanton said on 6/Feb/14
Rob any chance you could add Héctor Elizondo? You remember the charming hotelier in Pretty Woman and the guy in Runaway Bride? He's also known for his TV roles in Chicago Hope and Last Man Standing. He was eye to eye with Gere in Runaway Bridge, maybe a shade shorter. 5'9.5" might be a good shout. I think he's worth adding.
Aaron said on 25/Sep/13
I'd say 5'9.5" in his prime. Here he is with David Keith in An Officer and a Gentleman:
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Around a 3 inch difference - probably more as Keith is leaning.

Here's another from the film with Louis Gossett Jr, listed at 6'3" in his prime. Looks to be about a 5 inch difference:
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Here's one more recent, taken in 2004 still that 5 inch difference:
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Silent d said on 17/Sep/13
5 foot 9. He was taller in his prime.
Mac said on 14/Aug/13
To me he always looked a bit more than 5'9" but nothing over 5'10" so this listing seems pretty accurate. After all he's perfectly average in height.
hurricane brat said on 25/Jun/13
anyone see him on the graham norton show? i always thought he was a normal-ish guy but he came across as a huge twat!
jimmy said on 1/May/13
i saw him at starbucks the other day and he was wearing scandals. so 5'9 definitely.
paul said on 7/Apr/13
I' m italian from milan. The tall actor is edoardo costa and he is 6.3. The small showman is maurizio costanzo and he is 5.3. I think that gere is now 5.9 and at peak 5.10.
Spock said on 25/Mar/13
Gere shares many scenes close to 5.3 Bai Ling, both wearing shoes. Her heels apparently a bit higher than his, perhaps an inch. According to these data, and by the way he towers her (four inches at least), he should be around 5.8 rather than 5.7, and maybe even 5.9.
Woody said on 14/Mar/13
Gere was 5'6.5" at his peak I'd say and perhaps 5'5" now. He wears elevator shoes that give him 3-4". I used to see him at Elaine's back in the 80's
Dom said on 1/Mar/13
@ Phamus. People at 6'2 are terrible at gauging heights because to them someone 5'9 looks 5'7. Basically tall people are clueless unless someone is in their height range. Noway is Gere 5'7. lol
Lo sgozzatore said on 9/Dec/12
Rob, how tall is the other guy? Click Here
He's an italian actor... I'm not sure but i found 187 long time ago. On his site he's listed at 6'2. One thing is sure, he was shorter than a guy who is around 189-190!
[Editor Rob: near 6ft 2 is quite possible]
Arch Stanton said on 1/Dec/12
I'd agree completely with this, but look at Pattinson in comparison, is he really 6'0.5"?? Looks an inch or so too high to me?

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bodwaya said on 5/Nov/12
topher shorter then 5 foot 10 topher
bodwaya said on 4/Nov/12
rob in the double he was shorter then 5 foot 10 gere is it possible he is 5 foot 9 in shoes and 5 foot 8 barefoot
Phil said on 27/Oct/12
Can't see him being more than 5'7", especially when you see him beside 6' tall actor David Keith in "An Officer and a Gentleman". He's A-L-O-T shorter than Keith
LG69 said on 7/Oct/12
Has always looked 5'9" to me.
Ronan said on 26/Sep/12
Met him in the winter of 2011 when he was giving a speech. He was exactly my height (176cm, 5"9), pretty thin (so looks taller) and in great shape.

He most def is not shorter than 175cm or taller than 177cm.
ada said on 18/Sep/12
Looked about an 1-1.5 shorter than Jay Leno(120917) => 5 foot 9.5. Footwear seemed to give equal boost.
bodwaya said on 8/Sep/12
in double was an inch shorter then 5 foot 10 grace. 5 foot 9
Phamus said on 5/Sep/12
I have met Mr. Gere at the Oprah Show a few years ago and we shook hands and he gave me a look - what was I doing there. He was a small guy 5'7" would be kind,very small hands. Nice looking fellow and a very nice person. I'm 6'2" and I felt like I towered over him but height means nothing and you need to be smaller for the movies. Hollywood prefers couples to look into each other's eyes.
Mark70 said on 2/Sep/12
Hi Rob,i'm a italian fan of your beautiful site.excuse me for my scarce english.I'm sure for Richard Gere's height is 176 centimetres, because looking with attention our photo with old editor Glenn (169 centimetres),the difference between them is at the most 7 centimetres.For me Gere is never been 178 centimetres,this height is exaggerated.think well Rob.Thank You for your attention Goodbye Mark70
shortie said on 7/Aug/12
saw him yesterday ... he's not more than 5'7", my height, ... we were eye to eye. I was surprised it was him given how short he is ... always thought he was taller. Those saying any taller are giving him credit for two inches of hair height ... which is very much thinning by the way. Very pleasant demeanor though. Fingernails manicured, tie tied perfectly. Funny, no one else around him recognized him. Heard they always filmed him to make him look taller than his leading woman ... now I know why!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jul/12
179cm peak, Rob?
[Editor Rob: not as convonced on that yet ]
ANDREA[ITA] said on 7/Jun/12
Rob, how much difference you see?
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The guy on the right is a famous italian presenter and he always look very very short! His fatness also contributes to make him look that short! I'd say max 5'4, but that's still a stretch! In this pic Richard Gere doesnt look so much taller as he should!
[Editor Rob: if he's losing an inch in height he could look near 6 inches taller I guess]
leonari said on 22/Jan/12
The man is 63 years old. He could have lost some height by now.

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