How tall is Robert De Niro ?

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Robert De Niro's height is 5ft 8in (173 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 9in (175 cm)
American actor best known for roles in movies like Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Deer Hunter, Meet the Parents, Mean Streets, Casino, Once Upon a Time in America and Heat.


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Arch Stanton says on 23/Nov/14
Rob, Robert Duvall looked about 4 cm taller in True Confessions!! Hew made him look 5 ft 8!
Realist says on 23/Nov/14
5'7.5 today. 5'8.5 peak. He was skinny and looked tall. In the Godfather 2 he looks almost 6'0. He has transformed from a tall lanky look to a short stocky look. Maybe its age.
The Master says on 22/Nov/14
I remember an article in Sky magazine, circa 1987. He was described as 5'10 and weighing 10 stone 10 pounds.
Sam says on 21/Nov/14
That's a weird angled picture w/ Cooper, Exorcist, giving Cooper a bit more but I'd agree, De Niro can look something like 5'7.5" a lot recently, his posture isn't helping.
Judd says on 19/Nov/14
i think he was 5'8.75-9" when he was between 20-40's, but today he really looks shorter...maube more than one-inche...
perhaps the cause is the very bad posture that he has, but i would bet money than next to rob (5'8.25") he would be shorter of at least half-inche...
The Exorcist says on 19/Nov/14
Looking under 5'8" with (6'0.5" listed) Bradley Cooper.
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Arch Stanton says on 6/Nov/14
5 ft 9 looks virtually impossible next to Tom Sizemore in Heat!
Joe says on 5/Nov/14
In some photos with Stallone who is a well known lift wearer, he looks a bit shorter. My most educated guess is that Stallone is 5'7" and nothing more, so I would guess all of Stallone's height advantage comes from his lifts, so De Niro is probably not taller than 5'7" in real life. Regardless of his height, he is an incredible actor.
lelman says on 4/Nov/14
Was a legit 5'9" back in the day, now I'd say he's a hair over 5'8", like you.
Dingus says on 27/Oct/14
Peak height was likely 5'09.75" give or take an eight of an inch. It's likely he's lost over an inch and is hovering around 5'07.50"-5'08'.25".
Sam says on 27/Oct/14
The King of Comedy is idisputably a film designed to cause discomfort in its audience, a very dark movie considering (especially for Scorsese) that there isn't a drop of blood in it. I don't like the characters but can't look away. It's not for everybody!
Arch Stanton says on 25/Oct/14
Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Godfather Part II and Goodfellas are all all-time greatest movies so I'm not going to dispute those in any order in your top five, but I can't see King of Comedy of a superior film to Once Upon a Time in America. Perhaps it was a greater performance in that film, even if he was frankly a bit irritating at times!!
Sam says on 24/Oct/14
Taxi Driver is my all time favorite film, period, a very personal film to me. The film and it's main character take on a different meaning to me every time I watch it. I'd respectfully disagree on Once Upon a Time in America being his best my list of top 10:
1. Taxi Driver
2. Raging Bull
3. The Godfather Part II
4. Goodfellas
5. Heat
6. The King of Comedy
7. Mean Streets
8. The Deer Hunter
9. The Untouchables
10. Cape Fear or Bang the Drum Slowly or Once Upon a Time in America!
Markus from Italy says on 13/Oct/14
Well, this makes sense, in fact with stallone on the big match he was clearly shorter. I can buy that for him even though in the picture above he's wearing elevator shoes and you can tell it by the neck of the shoe. One thing's certain he can't be less than 5'7.
Arch Stanton says on 6/Oct/14
His top 10 films IMO:

1. Once Upon a Time in America
2. The Godfather II
3. Taxi Driver
4. Goodfellas
5. Raging Bull
6. 1900
7. The Deer Hunter
8. Casino
9. The Untouchables
10. Mean Streets or The Mission
Arch Stanton says on 6/Oct/14
@Rob/Armenianboy, Nah, Once Upon a Time in America wins it hands down as his best film, a marvellous piece of cinema. Even Scorsese said something like it made him look like a amateur. Technical accomplishments of Lord of the Rings trilogy aside, that film has my vote for greatest film (currently) anyway. His best performance for me was Raging Bull, the emotions he displayed in that film. Taxi Driver is also right up there with his greatest films and performances. Obviously a lot of his films from Mean Streets onwards have been masterpieces though, and Goodfellas, Godfather II and Casino are also among my favourites. Also his performances in films like Awakenings were also incredible... All I know is that it wasn't Falling in Love :-) you put the two greatest actors on earth together (De Niro and Streep) and you get a mediocre romance!!
Clay says on 5/Oct/14
Goodfella's could be my greatest movie ever vote.
Armenianboy says on 2/Oct/14
rob, what's your favorite de niro movie? My favorite performance of his was RAging Bull but goodfellas was my favorite film. You can take a break from answering these stupid questions about how tall a person is. lol
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't say they were stupid, the site is about heights of celebs after all ;)

He's been in a lot of great movies, off top of my head I thought in Goodfellas, Godfather 2 he was at his best.]
Sam says on 24/Sep/14
Here's De Niro with Francis Ford Coppola, for whom I read somewhere (can't remember where) a credit of six feet tall but looked at most 5'11" with the cast of the first Godfather (Jimmy Caan, presumably in lifts, looked a little taller & John Cazale similar range). Anyway, De Niro definitely seems 5'9" tops w/ Coppola.
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He has terrible posture at premiere and stuff recently that can make him seem shorter. However, with Ben Stiller, its hard to see him anything more than an inch taller. Maybe time for a 5'7.5" current height listing?
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Joanna says on 12/Sep/14
Is he really 5 ft 9? At the Oscars he presented with Penelope Cruz and she (who is 5 ft 4) towered over him. Even with really tall heels on that seems unlikely. Now he's co-starring with Anne Hathaway (supposedly 5 ft 7) and she towers over him too. I figure he's 5 ft 6 max.
James B says on 2/Sep/14
Always seemed 5'8 range
Powerhouse says on 28/Aug/14
His peak height could be 5'9 but he is no taller than 5'7.5 now.
Arch Stanton says on 25/Aug/14
Odd but he looks the same height, maybe a shade taller than Robin Williams in Awakenings.
Blake says on 20/Aug/14
5'9.5 peak, 5'10.5 in footwear
5'8 flat today
Arch Stanton says on 29/Jul/14
Rob can you add a photo and Mean Streets, Casino, and Once Upon a Time in America? Looks 5'9" tops in New York, New York.
RoDawg says on 22/Jul/14
In Taxi Driver he gave off the impression of seeming taller, but I think he was wearing boots. Strong 5'9 in his peak. He could probably reach 5'10 with the right pair of shoes
177cmGuy says on 16/Jul/14
Always wondered what De Niro's maximum height was. I think it could be as high as 177cm but today he looks at least 172cm. The man is a true living legend and method actor who took acting to a new level. Loved Goodfellas probably one of my favourite films and definiteley De Niro's best performance.
176,2Tunman says on 8/Jul/14
Casino could be added as one of his most famous movies.Anyways he looked 6"taller than Joe Pesci.
Brad says on 7/Jul/14
Weak 5' 8" today, possibly lower.
Sam says on 5/Jun/14
I just saw the majority of Mad Dog and Glory for the first time in decades on TV. They did a really masterful job minimizing the difference between De Niro and Thurman on-screen. A lot of nice camera trickery and in several scenes, he's wearing shoes and she's barefoot, anyway he looks max 1 inch shorter generally. Also Bill Murray doesn't tower him there, 3 or max 4 inches difference, and about 3 under David Caruso, so De Niro really does look a strong 5'9" there...don't know about lifts. God, Uma was gorgeous, De Niro was a lucky **** if the rumors are true that they had an off-screen tryst. Also, Caruso was pretty good there, too bad he cocked things up career-wise.
Vibram says on 1/Jun/14
Strong 5ft8.75 > weak 5ft9 (175cm) in his prime (1970's). He was built up in Taxi Friver to look 5ft11. He was weaing cowboy's. In Cape fear when Robert was 47, he looked 5ft8.25 (173cm) next to 6ft2 Joe Don Baker. He was dwarfed. I think he's 5ft7.5 today.
edguy282 says on 28/May/14
Based on all the pictures, I think at his peak, DeNiro was 174cm--he always seemed just shy of 5-9. Now, he looks like a weak 5-8, probably 172cm.
Sam says on 28/May/14
He's slouching but seems no taller than Jon Stewart here. 5'7.5"-5'8" is what I think De Niro looks in general these days.
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Mc51295 says on 4/May/14
Here he is with 5'7 Robin Williams in 1990

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I'd say 5'8 max
The Exorcist says on 27/Apr/14
@Arch:

I didn't say 5'7" flat, I said he could be closer to that than 5'8". Uma is 5'11" - 5'11.5" range...it isn't impossible.
Dmeyer says on 27/Apr/14
Uma is 181cm plus 4-5cm heels 186cm deniro 172cm plus 2cm 174cm she dosnt look more than 11-12cm taller
Arch Stanton says on 27/Apr/14
Uma's wearing sizable Cuban like heels Exorcist. 5 ft 7 flat is rubbish.
The Exorcist says on 27/Apr/14
Looking tiny next to Uma Thurman here.

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It's hard to tell from those pics if Uma has a heel on her footwear, but I'm guessing it wouldn't be much if there is. As the difference between her and De Niro is much more significant in this photo where she is undoubtedly wearing heels.

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He could be closer to 5'7" than 5'8".
MaskDeMasque says on 31/Mar/14
He looks 5'8.75-5'9 in Taxi Driver. Nowadays,5'8 or just under.
the shredder says on 26/Mar/14
5'9 peak is about right , he has 6 inches on Pesci in Raging Bull.
marc says on 24/Mar/14
I'm not sure he reaches 5'7 today given the fact that he was shorter than penelope cruz in the Oscars.
Rossmore says on 11/Mar/14
He is NOT 5'10. I am 5'11 and I waited on him, years ago, he was at least two inches shorter than me. BTY he did stand up to leave and that's when it became clear he was not 5'10.
FOX says on 16/Feb/14
he's always been 173 barefoot
The Exorcist says on 6/Feb/14
Here are some photos with Jean Reno. Maybe Robert wore lifts in "Ronin"?
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avi says on 3/Feb/14
Peak 5'8.5. 5'7.6 area now
dmeyer says on 26/Jan/14
its likely boby is 5 ft 7.5-7.75 now
Yaspaa says on 25/Jan/14
Douglas is closer to the camera.
Justanotherdude says on 19/Jan/14
With 5'6 Bridget Fonda in Jackie Brown

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George says on 19/Jan/14
He's 70 years old, give him a break. It's obvious he lost a couple of inches with his age, but at his prime he was taller (look him up in Frankenstein from '94).
Arch Stanton says on 31/Dec/13
Actually Douglas looks taller see Click Here
Arch Stanton says on 31/Dec/13
Rob he looked a bit taller than Douglas and Steenburgen is Last Vegas I thought.
dmeyer says on 22/Dec/13
Yeah Lorne i shook his hand and was 2 days by his side He seemed 5'7.5 but defenetly had poor posture 5'8 Is Closer That was 6 years ago defently could have shiped another 1cm So 5'9 peak 5'8.5 10 years ago 5 years ago 5'8 now 5'7.5 , my father was 5'9 peak now has ko. Hold on to 5'8 for the last 6 years
APP says on 18/Dec/13
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De Niro and Stallone hug each other at 12.25. Not sure whether the ground is even or not but Stallone looks only a fraction taller than De Niro.
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1986, next to 5 ft. 7ish Burt Young.
The Exorcist says on 18/Dec/13
He's very similar to Michael Douglas.


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5'7.5" - 5'8" range.
Lorne says on 16/Dec/13
@dmeyer: Wow, you met De Niro? So would you put him 171-172, or he could be near to 5'8 with better posture? I think he's looking more 172 myself, but he's at an age that poorer posture develops...
dmeyer says on 14/Dec/13
Shook his hand He seemed very Much shorter than me about 4in bit maybe had 0.25in less shoes and poorer posture my father Is 5'8 He defo wasnt bigger
Spencer says on 5/Dec/13
Peak: 5'9
Today: 5'7.5
Sam says on 18/Nov/13
I'm convinced that De Niro peaked right near 5'9". In Taxi Driver, I truly disbelieve that he wore lifts, although his boots are generous perhaps up to 1.5 inches, which is why he looks a strong 5'10" at times in that film. These days, he slouches a lot, I think it's fair to say he generally looks 5'8" but then at times lucky to be 5'7". You have to account that, beyond age, he slouches like a man who doesn't care about looking tall.
Orlando says on 15/Nov/13
This guy never looked tall to me. No more than 1.73 m (5'8") at his peak. He looked taller because of a wiry built. Now maybe he's 1.71 m (5' 7.5") or 1.70 m (5'7").
Cameron says on 15/Nov/13
5'9 peak (5'10 to 5'11 in boots or elevator shoes)
5'8 today
mister_lennon says on 14/Nov/13
weak 5'9 at peak, could look 5'8 at times. Today, he is about 5'7.
Markus from Italy says on 14/Nov/13
Mr. Kapian I think you're right, in Taxi Driver he wore suspicious shoes and now I know that's not only my opinion but also yours. Rob what do you think? Is it possible for him to be just 5'7?
Mr. Kaplan says on 14/Nov/13
De Niro wore cowboy boots in Taxi Driver. He was 5'8" at his peak and looks 5'7" today.
Arch Stanton says on 10/Nov/13
His physique really looked impressive in Cape Fear. Very low body fat and very hard/wiry, he must have slogged his guts out for months and been on a strict diet to look like that.
Sam says on 1/Nov/13
He and Sly Stallone look pretty close in height in their upcoming boxing movie together. Also in the shot, Jon Bernthal, easily looking around the same amount over De Niro and Stallone that he looks over Rob. BTW, 80-something Alan Arkin is on hand and looks similar to or slightly taller than the slightly younger stars. At least Kevin Hart is on hand to show how towering they all are. :=)
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Voiceless Dental Fricative says on 1/Nov/13
No way was he 3 inches taller than Spike Lee.

If Spike is 5'5, today he's more like 5'7.
Louis says on 8/Oct/13
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he looks shorter than Spielberg
Arch Stanton says on 6/Oct/13
Liotta looks 3 inches taller in Goodfellas, I'm not sure you could argue over 5'9" peak.
The Exorcist says on 3/Oct/13
@Arch Stanton: Gary Neville? I'm never going to be able to think about Taxi Driver the same way ever again! LOL!! ;)

I agree with Rob's current and peak height listing for De Niro.
Arch Stanton says on 23/Sep/13
Rob, in Raging Bull he seems a bit taller than Cathy Moriarty. In the bathroom scene he's in his socks too. She's listed as 5 ft 9. He can certainly look 177 at times. Cathy's eyes and body leave me feeling goo-gaaa, those eyes are so hypnotic. She's still hot today, she looks like she could be Katherine Heigl's mother.
Cnut the Great says on 21/Sep/13
I agree a strong 5'9" for DeNiro.. Does not come off as a short guy at all
Arch Stanton says on 21/Sep/13
Looks about 3 inches shorter than Walken in The Deer Hunter. He looks a LOT like Djokovic as a young man.
Joey says on 21/Sep/13
I think a strong 5' 9 1/2" is fair for his peak height.
Jack says on 15/Sep/13
A strong 5'9" in his prime which would be when he was in Goodfellas.
Will says on 29/Aug/13
I still think that De Niro is a strong 5ft 8. Maybe he is not 5'9" these days because he lost an inch of height.
Lo sgozzatore says on 13/Aug/13
Arch, i've seen the scene you're talking about and he did look at least 7 inches shorter than that 6'4 guy! If De Niro really was wearing cowboy boots, i dont think he looked over 5'8 next to that guy, unless he was over 6'4 and got downgraded a bit when he was listed at 6'4!
avi says on 11/Aug/13
never looked a true 5'9
Arch Stanton says on 24/Jul/13
De Niro in Taxi Driver kind of looked like a cross between Djokovic and Gary Neville but looked like Travis Barker with the mad mohawk!!
Arch Stanton says on 24/Jul/13
Good guess, just looked on the database and it credits him as Richard Higgs - tall security man and says height -6'4".And di Niro was wearing cowboy boots and looked easily 6 inches shorter.
Arch Stanton says on 24/Jul/13
Watched Taxi Driver yesterday and i thought he looked a flat 5'9" and around 150 pounds. He looked shorter compared to a lot of guys in the film. The "secret agent" guy he was talking too had to have been about 6'4" though.
Terry says on 18/Jun/13
Agree with lol93. 5'9 is bang on, though maybe he has lost couple of cm's now. What a actor this guy is. Brilliant.
lol93 says on 29/Apr/13
He looked 5'9 in the taxi driver
Ange says on 13/Apr/13
After Goodfellas and Casino i remember reading in a rag mag about the height of movie stars like Schwarzenegger, Pacino and Stallone.. I found out Robert Deniro was only 5'9" and i remember being stunned because he seemed so larger then life and...in all the mob movies I'd watched him in...menacing!!! It turns out,he was the same height as me!!! After 30 your spine starts to compress so I'm probably 5'8" now makes sense if he is =)
Rittermeister says on 12/Feb/13
Sam, thanks for the photos. I didn't realize how huge Chazz Palminteri is - he dominates those guys. I happen to be the exact same height as Palminteri - 6'3" in the morning, 6'2.5" most of the day - and based on that, I can't see De Niro being much under 5'7", or any taller than 5'8". Anything shorter and his head would be below Palminteri's shoulder.
Mike says on 31/Jan/13
That's right folks, De Niro stands 5'8" -5'9" as given in the above. No, he hasn't ever seen 5ft 10 at all.
LQ says on 29/Jan/13
I stood shoulder to shoulder with DeNiro on a movie set and I was 5'5" at best.
Silent d says on 28/Jan/13
He is old as and more intimidating now. He is still one of the legendary actors left. 5 foot 8. Maybe 5 foot 9 in his prime.
Sam says on 25/Jan/13
LOL, ron, De Niro's always been taller than Keitel and probably still is. BTW, I knew somebody had a friend who used to be a personal assistant for Keitel. She said that he was a difficult oddball to work for but one time she walked into Keitel's dark apartment and randomly found De Niro rooting around in Keitel's fridge (apparently he had a key).
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ron says on 24/Jan/13
Dinero 5'6 tops. Harvey keitel 5'8 This I know for a fact.
Jhc says on 3/Jan/13
I believe this he's only 2 inches taller then Ben stiller who is 5'6
Will says on 26/Dec/12
I heard circulated rumors from the media press that De Niro stood 5ft 10in barefeet. But you need to all trust me on this one that Robert is more 5ft 8 in reality.
The Exorcist says on 20/Nov/12
Looking 3.5 inches shorter than Uma Thurman.
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Nowadays, he's about 5'7.5
candace says on 10/Nov/12
5'7/5'8 sounds right, I think he shrank over the year. He is getting older, anyhow...just watched Red Lights, he is clearly shorter than Cillian Murphy ( whos listed at 5'8 here, but 5'9 in every other sites)
DD says on 6/Nov/12
a yahoo article had him at 5'6"!
DD says on 5/Nov/12
LOL a yahoo news article from yesterday lists him at 5' 6"!
Silent d says on 2/Oct/12
5 foot 8.
matt678 says on 29/Sep/12
5 ft 8 peak possible? and 5 ft 7.25 now?
Dmeyer says on 26/Aug/12
Bang on 173cm when i met him 4 years ago
Anon says on 11/Aug/12
When he wasn't rake-thin, he clearly wasn't a short-looking guy:

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Could be under 5' 8" today though:

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Anon says on 11/Aug/12
Around 5' 9" at peak, but gave a 5' 7" - 5' 8" impression at a glance when he was younger due to his meek build. In Taxi Driver, he looked really really thin -- weight probably around 135-140. However, he was about even with Cybill Shepherd and that surprised me. He wasn't well-built and tall-looking like Brandooo. He was more like Michael Jackson.

Look guys. He's clearly quite a bit taller than 5' 7" Bob Dylan:

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tony t. says on 10/Aug/12
Wonder how big the stilts they have him on in this pic are lol...Click Here
Mr. Kaplan says on 6/Aug/12
shredder, that was the 1973 film 'Bang the Drum Slowly'.
Hullywood says on 2/Aug/12
In Taxi Driver he looks 5foot11 in some scenes.
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Im 5foot9 and never looked this height. So i think, de Niro was taller then 5foot9 in his younger years.
Silent d says on 5/Feb/12
5 foot 8.

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