How tall is Robert Duvall ?

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Robert Duvall's height is 5ft 8.5in (174 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 9.5in (177 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films such as The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Tender Mercies, The Apostle, Lonesome Dove, Network, True Grit, Falling Down and To Kill a Mockingbird.


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Arch Stanton says on 26/Nov/14
Thanks for the update! Well, he made De Niro look 5'8" range in True Confessions. He could look 5'10 range at times.
Arch Stanton says on 14/Oct/14
Rob, can you update with a photo and American actor, best known for roles in films such as The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Tender Mercies (Oscar win), The Apostle, Lonesome Dove, Network, The Great Santini, True Grit, and To Kill a Mockingbird to the top? I'd also suggest True Confessions and Falling Down (a memorable role opposite Michael Douglas) but you probably won't squeeze them in. He was in so many great films. Tallest I saw him look was in Tender Mercies where he looked about 6 ft but had on cowboy boots!
Lee Whit says on 3/Oct/14
Just watched movie "Countdown" 1968. I would swear he and Caan are near spot on the same height, and this would be close to a peak height given the year of the movie. Both probably just a shade under 5 10"
Mr.V says on 3/Sep/14
So, Rob, what's your opinion on the clips I posted?

Also, I made some comments on the John Cleese page that haven't been added, was there a problem with them?
Mr.V says on 2/Sep/14
I seriously doubt Duvall was ever in the 5'10" mark in his youth.

Now, here's a clip from an early appearance he did in the "Wild, Wild West":

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Watch when, from 20:15 onwards, he's face to face with Robert Conrad: they look similar height. Conrad is listed at 5'7" here and I know some people say he wore lifts in the show, but still, if Duvall was 5'9.5" at the time, he might have been around 179 cm in shoes. What kind of lifts might have Conrad been wearing to match his height?

Also, here's an early Duvall appearance in 'The Fugitive':

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If you compare him to Barry Morse, also listed 5'9.5' here, at about 9.20 onwards, he appears to be a bit shorter. Even in the last minutes of the video (14.10 to the end), he's closer to the camera, but Morse still looks like he edges him a bit.

I believe the 5'8.5 he is now may not be much different from his peak height. What do you think, Rob?
michel says on 31/Aug/14
robert duvall looked in the god****er 174 next to 175 caan
Sam says on 22/Apr/14
He's around 80 years old now and has never lost much in height, he seemed to play more macho ladies man types after middle-age. I think recently he always plays the same guy now but he was a helluva an actor back in the 70s. Rob, could you add The Apostle, Lonesome Dove, Network, The Great Santini, True Grit and To Kill a Mockingbird to the top?
Tony says on 10/Jan/14
Seen & spoke with him at least a half dozen times in the last few years (in & around loudoun & faquier co. Virginia where he lives). I'd say 5' 9" is pretty much bang on.
Mike says on 22/Aug/13
Saw him at some YMCA in Manhattan back around 1976 (he was chatting up a young lady) and he appeared to be exactly my height, 5' 9" 1/2.
Arch Stanton says on 20/May/13
Rob, he's got an easy inch on Brando in The Godfather. Watching it now, Duvall looks around 5 ft 10, Brando 5'8" range.
Yeah says on 15/Feb/13
Arch Stanton says on 10/Dec/12
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Looks nearer 6 ft here next to Tom Cruise.

Bull****. Looked like 5'9" here with 5'7" Cruise.
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.... says on 2/Feb/13
had an inch or more on sean penn in colors...
Arch Stanton says on 10/Dec/12
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Looks nearer 6 ft here next to Tom Cruise.
rafa says on 4/Oct/12
WOW I thought he was around 6'2" peak XD
steve says on 4/Jun/12
I met him in a bar in 1974 Lake Tahoe - I was on a college off campus study - he was filming Godfather 2. I told him I remembered him in a Fugitive TV episode - he asked what character did he play - I said I did not remember the name but that he was playing a guy in a wheelchair - he said very good. I was 5'9-1/2 back then bare feet - he was about an inch shorter in sneakers (I was in sneakers also)

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