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Robert Mitchum's height is 6ft 1in (185 cm)

American Actor best remembered for roles in films such as The Night of the Hunter, The Big Sleep, Cape Fear and Ryan's Daughter. His driving license (at age 33) states his height as 6ft, 200 lbs, and he has said that height, but in films he could look taller.

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Arch Stanton says on 17/Jul/14
The thing is though Sam Mitchum and Cary Grant looked the exact same height in Grass is Greener!! I think 185 was spot on for Grant.
Sam says on 3/Jul/14
This is reportedly a shot of Robert Mitchum and Burt Lancaster in full drag, while a understandably terrified-looking Errol Flynn looks on. Mitchum looks shorter than Lancaster but I don't know what their, uh, heel situation is.
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The Horse of FUNK says on 22/Apr/14
People automatically assume a person is the exact height they say they are. In reality, not everybody stresses over height and some people are more laid back about it, especially when they have a comfortable height. I can imagine Mitchum being 184-185cm. He didn't seem like a guy who would dwell on his height. Not enough to claim 6'1", but over the 6'0" mark.
Burt says on 18/Mar/14
Director Michael Winner said he made Mitchum wear built up shoes in "The Big Sleep" because he wanted him as the star to tower over the other actors.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 16/Jan/14
Looked 6ft2 in Cape Fear and The Big Sleep. I can buy 185-186cm peak and 6ft flat at the time of his death, maybe a fraction over.
Lenad is sexy says on 10/Jan/14
I think he was more of a weak 6'1
Clive says on 5/Jan/14
If Mitchum said he was six foot then that's what he was.
Robert says on 4/Jan/14
Mitchum was six foot, but no more than that. If only he had been a few years younger he could have been the best Philip Marlowe.
JJ says on 31/Dec/13
He always claimed 6 foot. His drivers license said 6 foot. If he was really 6'1" than that's what he would have claimed. I think he was 6 foot in his prime and Hollywood being Hollywood listed him as 6'1". Ill say a 6' is a more accurate listing.
Andy says on 28/Dec/13
Mitchum was exactly six foot at his peak. He was wearing shoes with bigger heels than Cary Grant in "The Grass Is Greener".
Arch Stanton says on 26/Oct/13
Amazing guess Rob, him and Cary Grant stand back to back in The Grass in Greener about to have a gun duel and they're the EXACT same height!! You could lay a ruler across the top of there heads and they're dead on the same height!
[Editor Rob: never seen this movie yet]
Arch Stanton says on 26/Oct/13
Odd but Bob Mitchum looks a bit taller than Cary Grant in comparison to Deborah Kerr in The Grass is Greener.
Arch Stanton says on 29/Aug/13
Towers above Leo McKern in Ryan's Daughter, although I think he was only 5'5" rangem but he does seem about this.
Willy says on 25/Aug/13
In Farewell, My Lovely (1975) - which was shot when Mitchum was 57 -, Robert's character, Philip Marlowe, describes himself as "six feet of iron man". And judging by the pictures with Cary Grant, I'd also say that that's the hight he looked 15 years before this film with 6'0.75'' Cary.
Sam says on 2/Jul/13
He and Cary Grant were very close in height. Grant, when compared to Howard Hughes, Randolph Scott and Jimmy Stewart, was barely 2 inches shorter than those alleged 6'3"ish guys.
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Also in The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Mitchum at a somewhat rough-looking 56 was probably less than an inch shorter than 6'2.25" listed Peter Boyle.
tex says on 22/May/13
Mitchum was never vain about his height. He always said he was 6'. He also said "John Wayne had to be the tallest person on his sets and wore lifts".
Marketer says on 13/Apr/13
In 1961 I was driving a Yellow Cab in Beverly Hills. I received a call from the Beverly Hills Hotel for a pick-up. The doorman told me to pull off to the side and throw my flag and wait. Forty-five minutes later, two men and two women exited the hotel and entered my cab. I was instructed to take them to "La Scala". When I left the cab to open the doors and collect my fare, I found myself facing Robert Mitchum. He was a bit hunkier than me and seemed slightly self conscious about his height. He stood very erect as he paid me and I pressed the issue by standing as tall as I could. We were eye to eye and I stand a fraction under six feet. I think the guy quoting 5'7", may have met Alan Ladd, but not Robert Mitchum.
Slope says on 14/Mar/13
SRG -- As I said earlier, I never saw Robert Mitchum, and if you say his son, Chris Mithcum, is 6' 1" I won't argue. I saw Chris in person only once and I'm basing his height solely on my impression. Maybe because Chris, like his Dad Robert Mitchum, has very broad shoulders I concluded at least 6'2" for Chris. Of course, that may be "in the heel" and I didn't notice Chris Mitchum's footwear. Still, I agree with you that Robert Mitchum was a tad over 6 feet. That makes sense based on his son's height; the genes reveal the son to be over 6 feet so Robert Mitchum probably stood at least 6 feet tall.
JJ says on 3/Mar/13
Honestly, 5'7.5". He was a strong 6 feet tall there are numerous images,interviews, and movies where he looks a strong 6'. I don't think they could hide a 6 inch difference from the public so effectivley for so long without it getting out. mitchum was 6' or a little over.
kokkiesan says on 26/Feb/13
he was in about 1958 getting a new top put on his convertible here in Silver Spring
where I saw him. I am 5'7 1/2" without my shoes... he was about my height both of us
wearing shoes... not sure what kind of shoes he was wearing.

a friend who was in films in Hollywood told me that they used camera angles and
boxes for him to stand on to make him look taller. He especially had to look taller than his female co-stars. NO WAY was he over 6 feet tall !
Anonymous says on 26/Feb/13
he was in about 1958 getting a new top put on his convertible here in Silver Spring
where I saw him. I am 5'7 1/2" without my shoes... he was about my height both of us
wearing shoes... not sure what kind of shoes he was wearing.

a friend who was in films in Hollywood told me that they used camera angles and
boxes for him to stand on to make him look taller. He especially had to look taller than his female co-stars. NO WAY was he over 6 feet tall !
Jake: 1.83 m- 1.85 m says on 14/Dec/12
Nothing below 6ft 0.75- 6ft 1 range at peak and he still looked slightly taller than Nick Nolte in the 1991 Scorcese-helmed Cape Fear rehash.
Jake: 182.9 cm -- 183.5 cm says on 8/Nov/12
Pleased to read there are some 'Cape Fear' (1962) fans commenting here-- great film, am I right? Classic.
JR says on 6/Nov/12
6'0.25 to maybe 6'0.5 peak
Shaun says on 10/Oct/12
Yeah this is about right I'd guess 6'0.5-6'1" range about 3 inches shorter than Wayne I think. Didn't like him, he had one of those shifty, cocky faces you wouldn't trust...
SRG says on 27/Sep/12
Slope, Christopher Mitchum is 6'1. As for robert I'll meet his license and his billed height in the middle and give him 6'0.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 28/Jul/12
186-187cm in Cape Fear.
Rob, is there a chance he have been 6ft1.5?
[Editor Rob: I doubt he was that tall, ]
slope says on 29/Jan/12
I saw his son, Chris Mitchum, recently at a John Wayne tribute in Hollywood and Chris is a big guy, at least six foot two inches, maybe taller. Although I never saw Robert Mitchum, based on his son's genes, at least six foot would make sense for Robert. No way 5'8"; as I say, Chris the son is a big guy.

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