How tall is Robert Redford

Robert Redford's Height

5ft 9.5in (177 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 10.5in (179 cm)
American actor best known for starring in films such as The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All The President's Men, Sneakers, Spy Game, Out of Africa and Jeremiah Johnson. As a director he filmed Ordinary People, Quiz Show, A River Runs Through It and The Horse Whisperer. He stated once in Esquire: "I'm 5 feet 10 and a half. I've been 5-10 for a long, long time. That's why I'm not (perturbed) about all the stories wondering how tall I am. If I were some midget who had to have ditches dug for the actresses playing opposite me, if I were 5 foot 2 or something, then I would be (perturbed)". However in 1975 an article talking about his height made him respond in another interview "The whole thing started when I wouldn't answer a reporter's question about my height. The whole thing is just bull. I'm 5 feet, 11.5 inches, if anybody cares"

How tall is Robert Redford
Redford with Tom Cruise
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Average Guess (19 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 9.76in (177.2cm)
Current: 5ft 8.79in (174.7cm)
RisingForce said on 12/May/17
He's had this listing for a while, I'd guess not above 5'9" last year with Obama: Click Here But hair and posture make it difficult to tell. Redford's posture has been able to make him look no more than 5'8" range for at least a decade now, but then he straightens up and he's taller than Shia Labeouf a few years ago and he wasn't looking much shorter than Dennis Quaid just a year and a half ago.
Ron said on 4/May/17
If you look at the comments from people who have seen Redford in person, just about ALL of them say that he is (was) shorter than they expected. Most eye witnesses have concluded that he is (was) anywhere from 5' 6" to maybe 5' 8" barefoot. And if someone has seen Redford numerous times up close, and they say that he's around 5' 6", or 5' 7", or 5' 8", those are the people I'm going to pay attention to. The rest of you are simply guessing. And I'm not trying to single-out Redford who happens to be a great human being. This scenario applies to ANYone. The old saying comes to mind: "Seeing is believing".
Ron said on 4/May/17
If you look at the comments from people who have seen Redford in person, just about ALL of them say that he is (was) shorter than they expected. Most eye witnesses have concluded that he is (was) anywhere from 5' 6" to maybe 5' 8" barefoot. And if someone has seen Redford numerous times up close, and they say that he's around 5' 6", or 5' 7", or 5' 8", those are the people I'm going to pay attention to. The rest of you are simply guessing. And I'm not trying to single-out Redford who happens to be a great human being. This scenario applies to ANYone. The old saying comes to mind: "Seeing is believing".
Ron said on 4/May/17
In the late 1970's, my sister and brother-in-law saw Redford up close in a ski lodge in Utah. My Brother-in-law, who is 5' 11", said that Redford was "shorter than me"(brother-in-law). My sister, who was standing about 10 feet away, said that Redford was definitely shorter than her husband. BTW: My brother-in-law was a football coach at that time. He knows how to judge heights. He said that Redford was surprisingly short, about 5' 10" with shoes.
Leo2001 said on 22/Apr/17
With Newman:
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Apr/17
Looks 176-177cm today. Still not bad for an 80 year old
RichardSpain said on 7/Apr/17
Maybe near 179cm when he was young. Today he is a old man. I think he is 176 cm today, 177cm is possible. He has good genetics
Dr. Bombaye said on 6/Apr/17
I'm 5'9' on a good day. Sometime in the late 70s I worked at a restaurant at Vail on the mountain. Redford was there skiing that day and walked past me in the restaurant in ski boots - he nodded at me which I thought was cool. Incredible handsome man. I was at least 3 inches taller than him, which surprised me. He's suppose to be a really good skier, which I don't doubt. But he's not anywhere near 5'10'.
Dr. Bombaye said on 6/Apr/17
I'm 5'9' on a good day. Sometime in the late 70s I worked at a restaurant at Vail on the mountain. Redford was there skiing that day and walked past me in the restaurant in ski boots - he nodded at me which I thought was cool. Incredible handsome man. I was at least 3 inches taller than him, which surprised me. He's suppose to be a really good skier, which I don't doubt. But he's not anywhere near 5'10'.
SonnyboySlim said on 22/Mar/17
Peak: 5'10.5"
Now: 5'.9"... maybe.
RisingForce said on 13/Mar/17
That's because Redford is slouching in that pic with Cruise, Redford was still comfortably taller: Click Here It's almost impossible to find a pic from the above event where Redford isn't slouching, but Cruise may have also had lifts since he didn't look too short next to Andrew Garfield either, but Redford still seemed taller with decent posture: Click Here
john hofman said on 10/Mar/17
He looks to be 1 inch shorter than Tom Cruise.
James said on 28/Feb/17
Looked 5'8" with Bush.
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Feb/17
I think Robert's peak height must have been 5ft10.5, instead of the 5ft11.5 that he claimed! He must have thought, "Damn it, everybody's at it! Why not me?"
Well, if he is still 5ft9.5, he's not done too badly with a one inch overall loss. He still has a good posture from what I've seen of him and I think it's splendid that he's still active in the showbiz industry! 🎭
RisingForce said on 17/Feb/17
I think it's quite the opposite with Newman. Redford clearly looked taller to me and was no less than a weak 5'10", possibly a legit 5'10" and doesn't seem to have lost much when he stands up straight as we saw with him taller than Shia Labeouf, who is probably 5'8.5" a few years ago. Meanwhile, I think Newman peaked at closer to a flat 5'9" and was also shorter than McQueen, who I believe was around 5'9.5".
Vibram said on 18/Oct/16
He was more like 178cm peak and 176cm today.
Andy said on 27/Sep/16
Redford was never taller than Newman, I would say Newman was 179 cm peak while Redford was 177.5 cm, more like 176 cm today
Pete said on 21/Aug/16
I'd say Redford was 5'9 1/2 at his max height. But he's now 80 years old (although still has good posture). In "A Walk in the Woods" he looks only about 1 1/2 to 2 inches shorter than Nick Nolte (but he could have been wearing lifts in his hiking boots to even out the height difference a little. So nowadays I'd put him closer to 5 8 1/2 to 5'9. The pic with Cruise....well Cruise is well known for wearing lifts, so their apparently equal height shouldn't be too surprising.
Simon said on 21/Aug/16
In The Sting where he is 37 years old, I felt he gave a very average-height-ish impression. Definetely no more than 177, so 179 cm peak height should probably be ruled out. A guy with good posture near 5'11 generally doesn't look short unless he's with 6'4 people, and I see some people in the comment section saying this about Redford.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Aug/16
I buy 5ft10½ barefoot and 5ft11½ shoes
Dan said on 25/Apr/16
Years ago my girlfriend's mother was Redford's wife's best friend. I was invited to a dinner party by my girlfriend and the Redford's were going to be there but I had to cancel at the last minute. My girlfriend told me afterwards that he was the same height as me - I was 5'9 3/4" barefoot. Redford always wore cowboy boots - some with riding heels - the 'high heels' of cowboy boots, or higher heeled shoes in all his films, except Butch Cassidy and The Sting, which was perhaps because he didn't need to appear taller than Paul Newman (as they were the same size). I remember reading (New Yorker?) Redford himself saying, "What's the difference if I'm 6 feet of 5 9 & 3/4?" In the "Current Biogragphy Yearbook" of the early 70's, it said he "stands 6 feet tall;" the updated version in the eighties after he won the Academy Award stated "Redford is 5'10" tall and weighs 170 pounds." It seems in Hollywood to be a leading man you have to be "6 feet" but as a director, he could be 5'10. He definitely wasn't taller than that.
charlie said on 18/Feb/16
In Hollywood there is not to many actors over 5 foot 9 inches. I would say less than 1% of male actors are actual 5 foot 8 or less . Robert Redford never ever struck me as 5 foot 9 inches in his 1970s movies. The way We Were All I kept thinking about was how short he appeared. Now I am 5 foot 10 inches and I appear very tall in flat feet and in shoes I can only imagine hoe tall I appear to people. Robert when wearing big boots appeared a 5 foot 8 inches. Robert Redford is now 5 foot 5 inches and in his prime he was 5 foot 6.5 maybe 5 foot 7 inches no more than that.
ProMich said on 10/Feb/16
The director of a company I work for had to go to a business function in Utah, of which RR was in attendance, he said he was shorter than he expected. The director (not a movie director), said he was close to, if not, his height, 5'8''.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Jan/16
I suppose if he claimed 5'10.5 and 5'11.5 there's a good chance he was around 5'10.5 barefoot but I think evened up a bit. He could look 5'10 flat a lot.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jan/16
@Rob, any chance of a slight downgrade to 5'10.25? I've seen most of his late 60s and early 70s films and 179 does look a little high. I think he looked in 5'10-5'10.5 range generally. At times he could barely look 5 ft 10 see the Great Gatsy with Sam Waterson. About a Daniel Craig listing I think would be more accurate. Is 5'10.25 peak and 5'9.25 now possible?
Editor Rob: Redford seemed quite adament about being over 5ft 10, I think anywhere in 10-10.5 could be argued.
Guest said on 31/Dec/15
Hi Rob, Here is a picture of Redford next to Fonda barefoot when they were shooting Barefoot in the Park. Would you say his peak height is still 5'10.5" from this picture?

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Editor Rob: we can't be sure how even that ground is, but in the photo, in what looks maybe 0.75 inch heel Fonda's still looking at his mouth there.

I do think somewhere in 5ft 10 range for Redford in the 70's and 80's was believable.
Paleman said on 26/Dec/15
The 5'11.5 claim in his youth was probably a shoe listing, he could've been close to that mark in his heyday with shoes on. Barefoot, he seemed like a 5'10 guy. Shorter now, looked more like a strong 5'9" in Winter Soldier.
Gabriel said on 18/Nov/15
I know a few in the media that have met him and one interviewed him. My interviewer friend described him as a "small white raisin." By all, he was described as 5-7 or 5-8 and very thin.

You're often too generous Rob.
guest said on 29/Sep/15
The pics with Cruise can be questioned due to not seeing the footwear.
I'd say RR is 5 ft. 9, more or less.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Sep/15
Arch, I really think he was the Brad Pitt of his era. Similar looks and proportions but maybe a little more artistically fulfilled (not knocking Pitt at all, seen great stuff from him).

Close to 5ft11 peak
Arch Stanton said on 5/Sep/15
Watching Midnight in Paris the other day and Owen Wilson from certain angles looked uncannily like Robert Redford from a distance from behind/the side in it, reminded me of him in height too and Owen Wilson is between 5'10 and 5'11 too.
Papa Oz said on 31/Aug/15
I have stood next to both Redford and Newman. Neither is above 5' 4" tall.
Chase Witherspoon said on 2/Aug/15
Always seemed to me like an average punter, 175-176 region with footwear to fit the occasion...
mike said on 6/Jul/15
Robert Redford looks no shorter than Tom Cruise. ...probably the same height. ..
if Tom is 6'4".....then Redford is no shorter...
how tall is Tom Cruise? ??
mike said on 6/Jul/15
Robert Redford looks no shorter than Tom Cruise. ...probably the same height. ..
if Tom is 6'4".....then Redford is no shorter...
how tall is Tom Cruise? ??
Sam said on 30/Jun/15
Arch, in the final scene of The Sting I thought from memory Redford and Newman walk away together and Redford looks about an inch taller than Newman...
Sean73 said on 12/May/15
I think the reason why people assume he's close to six foot is because he's high wasted. The guy is all legs. Just watch the scene in All The Presidents Men were he's walking towards the pay phone in brown pants. They go all the way up to his belly button. I think Rob is dead on with this one.
Delahunte said on 9/May/15
Rob, quite surprised to find that Katherine Ross isn't listed on here. Anyways, Redford seems around 5'8, judging from personal encounters and the pic with Cruise. Downgrade perhaps?
Harley said on 9/May/15
Couple months ago he was measured as 174cm.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Mar/15
In Three Days of the Condor looks about 5 ft 10 but in the lift with Max von Sydow oddly looked about 6 ft next to him!
CDS said on 23/Feb/15
A MovieLine or Premiere magazine issue from 1996 featured an article on how tall movie stars actually are vs. what they claim- had an "official height" listing, as well as a "best guess". I was a bit surprised at Redford's listings- his official 5'10" listing, and the "best guess" had him at 5'8". On screen, he had always looked about 5'11" to me- held his own with the 6 footers, yet seemed a little taller than those who claimed to be 5'10". Now, I'm reading through this thread, and seeing the height 5'7" show up repeatedly by those who have met him in person?? On the behind-the-scenes of the film "Lions for Lambs", he did look about the same height as 5'7" Tom Cruise, which I find odd since on the set of "River Runs Through It" he looked about the same height as 5'11" Brad Pitt-?? WTf?? Well, anyway, I think he's like Kirk Douglas, has that build of a little guy. Like Douglas, he seems to be wearing boots that may boost him up a few inches-?? I'm guessing the 5'10" claim is a bit off. I'll give him 5'9" peak (5'10" in shoes, hence the 5'10" listing), and now maybe a little under 5'8"-??-hence all the 5'7" claims...
Arch Stanton said on 12/Feb/15
I highly recommend Jeremiah Johnson Rob and page viewers if you've not seen it. A classic western I think. Sydney Pollack. Redford looks uncannily like Brad Pitt in Seven Years in Tibet in it!
Arch Stanton said on 11/Feb/15
Three Days of the Condor also worth adding. You might also state he's a director and some of his directed films..
Arch Stanton said on 11/Feb/15
Rob can you add Out of Africa and Jeremiah Johnson?
BLHMD said on 6/Feb/15
I'm 5' 7-3/4" I"m taller than him by about an inch. (Stood next to him in Provo, Sundance, Park City). Maybe he's taller at sea level?
RO said on 7/Dec/14
In the late 1970's my sister saw Redford up close. And by "up close", I'm talking a distance of about 6 feet. This is not nice to say, but when my sister was telling us that she saw Redford in person, she was giggling at how short he was. She said he was about 5'8" (with shoes on). Her husband concurred.
Sam said on 1/Dec/14
Definitely shorter in The Winter Soldier, looked in the range of 3 inches shorter than Chris Evans.
Mert said on 27/Nov/14
I also waited on Redford years ago while working at Snowbird in Utah. First off Tom Cruise is 5'7" and Redford looks the same size. I am 6' 2 1/2". I was absolutely floored at how much I looked down on Robert. He was VERY dynamic, very kind, and very striking. He was with 2 daughters and couldn't have been more polite, but he was nowhere near the 5' 10" claimed - 5'8" max!
john smith said on 20/Nov/14
In the picture Cruise is 1 inch taller, so if Tom Cruise is 6-2 then Redford must be 6-1, both are great guys.
TJ said on 19/Nov/14
I saw him in person and up close about 15 years ago when I worked in a theatre and he came through my door. Absolutely no way is he 5"10'. Was struck by how petite and small boned he was. No more than 5"5'or 5"7' max. He was standing next to my 5"10' co-worker (male) who towered over him.
Vibram said on 24/Oct/14
Peak: 176cm > 177cm (1970)
Today: I'd say shrunk to 173cm.
So Cal Russ said on 22/Oct/14
Back in the late 1970's, my sister and brother-in-law stood next to Redford in a ski resort. My brother-in-law, who is 5'10 1/2, was noticeably taller than Redford. My sister said that Redford was maybe 5'9 1/2 (with shoes on).
Sean said on 8/Sep/14
Fascinating how different pictures can look so different. Here he is looking a few inches taller than Cruise. 5'11.5" claim is absurd.
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Ingle said on 6/Sep/14
In 1990 Redford walked past my dinner table at Sundance and he was short! My guess, 5'5-5'6, 5'7 that time.
John said on 27/Jul/14
Peak height 5'9".
Present height 5'8"
Jeff C said on 8/Jul/14
This is one photo Tom Cruise feels pretty good about it.
nikos said on 7/Jul/14
Rob, someone had once put a video on this site with 5'10.5 tellis savallas on an interview saying "robert redford is short!!!". Can we find it?
[Editor Rob: I forgot about it but can't remember much about it now!]
Az said on 8/Jun/14
Robert Redford is probably 5'8 according to this pic? Garfield 5'10 Tom 5'7.....dunno....met tom cruise in Arizona about 10 years ago and he's under 5' I guess Redford is short too. Had no idea! Always imagined him 6 foot
RisingForce said on 30/May/14
Watched The Candidate not long ago, and he did actually typically look more 5'11" range than 5'10" alongside Peter Boyle, including full body shot indoors earlier in the movie, though Redford had heeled boots at that point. Could have been honest with that second 5'10.5" claim and been giving himself an inch or a shoes height with the initial 5'11.5" claim. In that case, I'd guess he's lost about an inch, which isn't bad at all for someone 77 years old.
RisingForce said on 6/May/14
I don't think he's lost much height. He's losing quite a bit of height due to posture with Cruise and generally looked taller than Cruise at the premieres, and more recently, he still looked taller than Shia LaBeouf. I think he was always around 5'10" and has only lost 1 cm, maybe slightly more, but can look more due to bad posture, which is to be expected when you're 77.
ScottyO said on 4/May/14
Looking at the stills from "Barefoot in the Park" 1967
RR is barefoot..and Jane is in go go boots. Standing
side by side he is about 2" taller. She is listed at 5'8"
He was around 30 then. Even the best of us
Realist said on 4/May/14
Rob i think the best shout is 174 cm. Peak was 177-178 (in his 20s-30s). I have ti agree here he does need significant downgrade.
jamieorr4 said on 25/Apr/14
he probably is about 5ft7 but because of hes built he looks taller his built does look 5ft9 but i say hes 5ft7 max
somerandomguy said on 23/Apr/14
Probably no less than a solid five nine.
mike.. said on 20/Apr/14
Robert Redford is not a tall man...not a six footer by any chance.....if he been over six feet he probably
would have been even more popular...
I think even his bootsize is rather tiny...maybe 7/8...
AJ said on 12/Apr/14
Just saw winter soldier, and sam jackson towred over this guy, the tallest I can see him being is 175, with 174 more likely being current heihgt. I'd say 175 now and 178 peak.
nrubsol said on 5/Mar/14
I stood next to him at the Sundance ski resort back in the early eighties. He was no taller than my 5' 7". The absolute tallest he could be is 5' 9". Since he's in his 70's I'd bet he's shrunk to 5' 7" or shorter.
MD said on 25/Feb/14
I never understand comments like these. They pop up every once in awhile, here. If you do not care how tall hs is, then why are you here? The name of this website is If their height doesn't interests you, then their height shouldn't interest you.
Sas said on 23/Feb/14
Who really cares how tall he is. He is one great actor.
CAS said on 11/Feb/14
177-177.5, here he is with 179 Garfield and 170 Cruise (wearing lifts). Click Here Andrew is wearing converse so Redford has about just under an inch of footwear advantage and they are about the same height, perhaps give a cm to garfield. So listing is correct.
71inches said on 7/Feb/14
But he looks so short in front of 511.5 chris evans in the winter soldier trailer?
Dyno Don said on 26/Jan/14
Years ago I boarded a plane right behind Redford and got a very good look at him for probably five minutes. I was quite surprised at how short he is. I'm a shade over 6' tall and he is much shorter than me. I would put him at 5'8" or 5'9" max.
So Cal Russ said on 1/Jan/14
In the late 1970's, my sister and her husband saw Robert Redford in a ski lodge in Utah. My brother-in-law, who is 5' 10", was standing about 4 feet from Redford on a level floor. My sister, who was standing about 10 feet away from the two men, says that Robert Redford was noticeably shorter than her 5' 10" husband. And Redford was wearing boots. My sister says that Redford was/is probably around 5' 8" barefoot. He has a slender frame which is why he does not look short in movies (unless he's standing next to someone who is 6 feet+). When you think about it, are there any movies where Redford has been paired with another actor who is taller than maybe 5' 11"? I can't think of any.
caesar999 said on 29/Dec/13
Redford was 5'10, but remember he's 77 years old. I think now he's no more than 5'7.
Ryan Hung said on 24/Dec/13
To me, Redford is a 175-175.5 cm guy. Right at that 5'9" range.
cairns said on 24/Nov/13
Redford was born with 3 legs and 2 feet...he is 5ft 4inches tall and speakes with a lisp...hens the chinese call him Lobert Ledford..
Arch Stanton said on 15/Nov/13
Maybe nearer 3 inches shorter than 6'1" Waterson. In comparison he looks no more than 5'10", more 177cm IMO.
Arch Stanton said on 15/Nov/13
Waterson looks 4 inches taller.
Arch Stanton said on 15/Nov/13
No way was he 5'10.5" next to 6'1" Sam Waterson in The Great Gatsby. More 5'9.5" then IMO.
grannybug said on 17/Oct/13
I fist met Robert Redford in the early 80's when he hosted a fundraiser at Sundance resort for Utah Gov. Scott Matheson's re-election campaign. The "agreed-on" height guess at the time was 5'8" & that seems right to me judging by seeing him then (in cowboy boots) and because it was my father's height as well. I saw him & spoke to him several other times when hiking at Sundance in the summers & standing in the aisle after a showing of "Waiting for the Moon" at Sundance Film Festival in Park City in 1987. 5'10" is wishful thinking, I'm afraid. But who cares?? He was & is handsome, gracious, charming, talented and involved in things far more important than his own looks or height. Funny story: every time I told male friends that I was going to the fundraiser & would get to meet Redford, the men would say, "He's not as tall as you think;" "He's not as good looking in person as on screen;" even (from my boyfriend) "He's got too many freckles." When I said to Gov. Matheson's campaign manager that I was excited to meet Redford and "yes, I know he's not as good looking or as tall as I think," Lonnie looked thoughtful and said, "I don't know about that, I'd change with him anytime." I think Lonnie was the only honest man in Utah!
Arch Stanton said on 1/Oct/13
About 2 inches taller than Klaus Maria Brandauer who I think was 5 ft 8 in Out of Africa. Not sure he was quite as high as 179, I think he looked more 177-8 peak.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Oct/13
The Sting is a great film indeed. He seemed a little shorter than Robert Shaw I thought which is odd as he was 5'10". Watching Out of Africa now and he looks around 5'10". At times he looks uncannily like Brad Pitt, he looks more like you'd imagine Pitt's father to look like than most sons and their real fathers!
Arch Stanton said on 24/Sep/13
Rob have you seen The Sting? Strangely he looks quite short in that film and seemed shorter than both Robert Shaw and Paul Newman.
[Editor Rob: yes it's a great film, but not watched it since 90's]
Sam said on 3/Sep/13
Apparently all actors shrink upon getting around Lion. While the other listings are semi-believable, I can't believe Redford under 5'10" at peak. There's just too much evidence that he's in that 5'10" range.
Lion said on 1/Sep/13
Absolutly not more than 5ft 5 1/2". I've met him in Rome Film Festival and he was as short as Tom Cruise that was near him. I've seen their big lifts... they reached 5ft 8! As like Mr Pitt...ahah! Nothing more than 5ft 8 1/2" barefoot..just watch Spy Game...
Arch Stanton said on 31/Aug/13
He looks a similar height to Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy, maybe a bit taller.
Will said on 10/Aug/13
Robert Redford at 5ft 10 is a joke. He is more like 5'8" even.
Ian C. said on 23/Jul/13
Robert Redford plays Big Halsy in the movie, Little Fauss and Big Halsy. So okay, they just picked that title because it's poetic, and in fact Redford was bigger than Michael J. Pollard, who played Little Fauss, but all the same, I would like a man who plays a character called Big Halsy to be, y'know, big. But they should have called the movie Little Fauss and Average Sized Halsy.
David said on 13/Jul/13
Well,i don't buy it at all, i always thought Redford was about 5ft 8 with 1 inch shoe heels on.That is just my opinion.
Dave in Minneapolis. said on 23/Jun/13
My sister and I were at an Energy Conservation fair at the St.Paul Civic Center in the fall of 1981 or so. My sister who is 5'9 3/4" stood next to him when he was checking out the fair booths. She was wearing tennis shoes, she was taller than him and he was wearing cowboy boots. There were tons of people swarmed around as if he were Elvis. He was a superstar back then. He was the keynote speaker. He quipped "I came to look at the energy exhibits. I didn't know I would become one!'. There's a photo of him and Paul Newman from the Butch movie where they are standing side by side and he is crouched down so in the picture he won't look taller than Newman but he still looks an inch taller than Newman. If Newman is 5'8" Redford was maybe 5'9" at his peak.
Dave in Minneapolis. said on 23/Jun/13
My sister and I were at an Energy Conservation fair at the St.Paul Civic Center in the fall of 1981 or so. My sister who is 5'9 3/4" stood next to him when he was checking out the fair booths. She was wearing tennis shoes, she was taller than him and he was wearing cowboy boots. There wwre tons of people swarmed around as if he were Elvis. He was a superstar back then. He was the keynote speaker. He quipped "I came to look at the energy exhibits. I didn't know I would become one!'.
JoeHeight said on 15/Jun/13
I was a waiter. RR walked in to ballroom for a premiere. He smiled. The attendees applauded. The whole room became energized. He seemed to me to be 10 feet tall. True height: his shoes made him 5'11".
The Racing Snake said on 31/May/13
I'm 5'2" and he was a good two or three inches shorter than me when I met him. I'd say Redford was about 4'11"!
Hank Jr said on 14/May/13
I've known him in Park City and he's 5' 6".
megankalu said on 18/Mar/13
Well, Morgan Freeman is 6'2" and there's a scene in "An unfinished Life" where Robert redford is standing right next to Morgan and he looks only 2 or 3 inches shorter. So 5'10 seems right for Mr. Redford.
Seb said on 5/Mar/13
It takes a trained eye to get someone's height by just comparing them to yourself. We all tend, and women are probably more susceptible, to under-guess someone's height. The best way, (shoe-wear aside), that we can compare someone's height to ourselves, is to see the reflections on either a mirror or a reflective surface. I believe many of the people that make guesses on the "eye-to eye" basis will be very surprised to discover just how tall others are in relation to themselves. I had lady friend of mine who would not admit to been less that 5'6" when our reflections as we stood equidistant from a reflective surface showed that she was about 3 inches shorter than me and I was 5'7½" (measured in bare feet) at the time. So I still ask: "How tall is Robert Redford, really?
Mike said on 3/Feb/13
Mr. Redford never even stood 5ft 10. He seemed much shorter, like 5'7 1/2". Now you have me bring up Redford's height, I have to look deeper into how tall he had stood, yes 5ft 8. End of story people. Recap again, he certainly ain't 5ft 11.
Will said on 28/Jan/13
Robert Redford has a small frame, so he stands no taller than 5ft 8.
MHouillon said on 28/Jan/13
5-9 - no more. 176-177cm peak.
JaneEyre said on 23/Jan/13
My husband met him last week and guessed his height to be 5'7".
Arch Stanton said on 14/Jan/13
Always looked an obvious 5'10 er to me in his prime.
Chuck said on 28/Dec/12
Back in the 70's while snow skiing at park city, a cashier at a grocery store said he shopped there and she said he was short. So no way is he 5'10 or 5'11 as he claims.
Copnovelist195 said on 9/Nov/12
A 6ft2 friend of mine was on a flight with him. He always maintained Redford was 5ft11 until he met him. He puts him at 5ft7 and slightly built with it.
John said on 29/Sep/12
I met him at a premiere in San Francisco back when he was 53. I remember his height back then. Fact:
He was 5'10" in cowboy boots. He's 5'9" without them. He's probably 5'8'' now at 76 years old.
Will said on 8/Sep/12
Robert Redford is never 5'10" barefoot in his life ever. He is just a slender 5'8 1/2".
kevin said on 6/Sep/12
peak 179cm barefoot and 182cm in shoes. today he still edges shia labouf out. so 177-176cm is reasonable.
Alex H said on 12/Feb/12
Watching "Three Days of the Condor" on TCM. I could have sworn he was 6 feet or around there. Maybe he wears platform shoes. And it could also be hos posture and build that makes him appear taller.
@ everyone said on 30/Jan/12
According to jo jo's pic (Cruise is close to 5'8" according to this site) he still looks pretty close to 5'11" to me, he's got a little around 2 inches on him and he's got worse posture. Or are we gonna put Tom Cruise at 5'4" to make Robert Redford 5'7"??? Considering how old Redford is, I really believe he was 5'11.5" at his peak
Daniel said on 27/Jan/12
All the people who are saying that he is 5'10 are only going by what they've seen on screen. It is well known that actors usually appear taller on screen because of both camera tricks and wearing lifts. Robert Redford must have worn lifts, because he is no where near 5'10. I met him back in the early 80s, stood right next to him, (and I am not very tall-about 5'9) he was definitely a couple of inches shorter than me and that is with him wearing shoes. The people who are saying he is around 5'7 are correct. He is a petite man, and I really don't know why he was so insecure about it. Notice how he went from saying that he was 5'10 than added another inch to his supposed height. Well, sorry he is no where near the height he claimed to be. Maybe for some reason he wishes he were 5'10-5'11, but he is definitely around 5'7. If you have met him and he appeared taller than that to you then he must have been wearing lifts that day.
Hector said on 24/Jan/12
I've always thought he was 5'9, maybe 5'10 in shoes (though I'm aware that people always seem taller when you see them on screen). I'm really surprised that he would lie about his height. I've always thought of him as having higher self-esteem than that. However, there are way too many people who have actually met him and swear that he is below 5'8. These people don't really have a reason to lie about something like that, so I don't doubt them. I think he really is 5'7-5'8, especially in looking at pictures of him standing next to other actors. He is just one of those people that has a body type that makes him appear taller than he really is when you see him from a distance. But like I said I find it odd he got so upset about doubts about his true height. I always thought he's not the type of person to care about being taller.
jo jo said on 19/Jan/12
Click Here

RR = 5' 9''
@ Dale, dave, etc, etc... said on 9/Jan/12
It makes more sense to me -specially in this forum- thinking that people lie and say he's short (to somehow feel better with themselves 'cause they have a height complex)than thinking that people lie and say he's tall. Again, I shook his hand and spent almost a minute by his side some months ago. I was on sandals and I am 5'9" he was on VERY regular shoes and had at least an inch on me (Why TF would I lie?). Honestly, people here climbing they have met him and he's 5'6" and **** like that are either lying or just sick
Dale said on 5/Nov/11
Well, being involved in Theatre and in shows. I myself am a small featured man. My brother saw the suit in wore in the "Sting" and told me, it would fit me to a Tee. I am only 5'3". If you have any doubts about how tall Robert Redford is. Watch "The Natural" the scene at the end where he breaks his bat. As he walks out to get his broken bat, tell me this is a man that is 5'7 to 5'10. I think you will see is very small indeed. Look at his hands also.
dave said on 28/Oct/11
I have met him. I am 5.7.5...he is shorter than I am. Anyone who says otherwise has either never met him or just making it up for some weird reason.
Russ said on 14/Sep/11
If you read the comments from people who have seen Redford in person, in casual settings where he doesn't need to appear tall, they all say that Redford was/is about 5'7' or 5'8". My sister saw him up close. She said that he was no mo more than 5'8" max. and had a small frame.
Will said on 21/Aug/11
Robert Redford is 5'10" tall.
Legend said on 21/Jul/11
I believe CCC
CCC said on 9/Jul/11
I have worked up at the foundry grill/tree room at his resort at sundance for several years now. He comes to eat several times a week and I can tell you with 100% certainty that he is no taller than 5'7. He is a tiny man.
@PatB said on 7/Jul/11
And to all the people the claim he is 5'6": have you stood by him? how tall are you? if u are 6'2" how can u so easily estimate his height? the guy is skinny and looks small in the distance but to me -and I take a look at this site every once in a while- who payed a lot of attention to his footwear and posture, was kind of frustrating to realize he was taller than me even when I was trying to make myself as tall as possible and he was kind of relaxed. Specially after reading everybody's estimations posted here. I have no reason to lie and I didn't see him from the distance in an airport. I really stood by him and shook his hand. Also, very cool and down to earth guy, not the type of person that would lie about his height. To me, both of his claims above are right. Prolly in the fist one he was a lil shorter tbcause of height loss.
@PatB said on 7/Jul/11
well I have met him face to face, I shook his hand and really payed attention to his height, I am 5'9" and was in sandals, he was wearing the most common shoes u can imagine and he was at least one or two inches taller than me, and I am talking about like two months ago. He is very skinny although he has kind of a round belly that pops out
TruebloodFan said on 6/Jul/11
when a guy is so cool, it's easy to mask height. similar things happen with Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. I really don't have a clue how tall this guy is. never noticed anything special about his height. I know he's not tall, but 5ft8, 9, 10 even a strong 5ft7, are all possibilities. 5ft9 is the safest estimate lol
Marc said on 4/Jul/11
he looked about 6 inches or so taller than Dustin Hoffman who is said to be 5'5" back in the 70's so I think 5'11" Peak is fair and more like 5'9.5" nowdays he lost height that's for sure
Jon said on 30/Jun/11
My friend working at Wimbledon, saw him not only is he wearing a hairpiece but suspicious footwear and still barely 5'8, how vain, 5'10 oh how he wishes!!!
Peak height 5'7-5'8
jake said on 18/Jun/11
5' 10.25 peak, 5' 9 flat nowadays.
Bon_ said on 28/May/11
Thank you, aslan, that is much closer to the truth. I hope soon enough we will again have testimonies about RR's true height to debunk these annoying PR-s and fanboys.
PatB said on 27/May/11
There is a pattern here. Those who have met him face to face seem to agree that he is about 5'6" or 5'7". Those who think he's taller seem to be largely movie fans who judge by how he looks on the screen.
aslan said on 24/May/11
About 10 years ago we had a family reunion at Sundance in Utah. My wife walked by Mr Redford in a narrow hall and they exchanged greetings. She told me she was surprised that she looked down on him a bit height wise and she
was only wearing low shoes-she is 5'6.5" tall. Maybe he had shrunk some (he was already in his mid 60's) but at the time she estimated 5'5" based on her close encounter.
will said on 25/Apr/11
As I stated before, Redford is a 5'10 guy. He was quite taller than Demi on indecent proposal and, on real life, also quite taller than his former partner Sonia Braga, who refused Pacino's courtship on the ground that he was too small.
Will said on 11/Apr/11
Robert Redford is 5'10" tall.
TheVerve180 said on 19/Mar/11
exactly Bandet, like some people call 5ft11 guys average, like they are 5ft9. It pisses the hell out of them for sure ( calling from an own experience, a 6ft size woman manlet called me 5ft9, he called my 5ft8 a midget lol!)
tell-em said on 1/Mar/11
brad pitt is 5'10" maximum and could be less. him and redford are roughly the same height.
Will said on 1/Mar/11
Robert Redford is 5'9". He is 2 inches shorter than 5'11" Brad Pitt.
tell-em said on 28/Feb/11
LOL bon has no proof of robert redford at 5'7"
Bon_ said on 27/Feb/11
@ tell-em

yeah, pictures with various tricks, like that on Farrell's page when a woman was supposed to be 'Farrell' lol
Viper said on 25/Feb/11
He looked at least 5-9 peak.
tell-em said on 25/Feb/11
Bon_ says on 24/Feb/11
tell-em, what proof DO YOU have ? say something constructive or get outta here at once

LOL. every single picture redford is on and the simple fact that he claimed that height. thats proof right there. where's your's?
Tom said on 25/Feb/11
Redford is as tall as he said he was -- 5'10". All the "short" comments are RIDICULOUS!! The guy is a LEGEND and full of truth.
Bon_ said on 24/Feb/11
tell-em, what proof DO YOU have ? say something constructive or get outta here at once
davcomp said on 17/Feb/11
I met him in the Salt Lake airport...barely 5'7" if not 5'6"
tell-em said on 17/Feb/11
lol at 5'8" or 5'7" for redford. what proof do you have you troll?
Bon_ said on 10/Feb/11
Downgrade to 5'8 at least needed pronto. It is hillarious to see how these liars can get away with their krap while those who are honest and don't care much about their height are downgraded.
Anonymous said on 5/Feb/11
i have met and done work for redford at hs home he is about 5 7 154we
Bon_ said on 3/Feb/11
Paul Newman was not 5'6, Jillian. Nice try, but you won't cure your frustrations this way. Redford likely was around 5'6.
Jillian said on 2/Feb/11
I remember the last scene in The Sting where Newman and Redford are walking off together. Their height looks about the same. I saw Paul Newman up close many years ago when he was filming a movie called The Secret War of Harry Frigg. He was really small...not more than 5'6". That last scene in The Sting has always made me think Redford was about the same.
authorsue said on 21/Jan/11
I was standing next to Redford when hen was filming Electric Horseman, and he is really tiny. I agree with Bon; Redford is 5'7" on his best day.
Bon said on 7/Jan/11
LMAO full inch, Redford was probably like 5'7 on his best day.
Mr. Kaplan said on 5/Jan/11
Rob, you really think he had a full inch on Paul Newman?

[Editor Rob: I think he might have]
Bon said on 14/Dec/10
There are too many sightings of him being clearly below 5'8 not to allow a possibility that he really wasn't nowhere near his listed peak height.
In Hollywood everything is possible at least...
Mr. R said on 10/Dec/10
@Bon: I mean he may look over 5-11 in his boots, so, below 5-10 without them.
Brad said on 9/Dec/10
As listed in '10, bit higher in '86 on the big stage at Universal running through some fire on "Legal Eagles", I should know I was 1 foot from him. 5' 6" is laughable and he's not slender.
lem said on 9/Dec/10
I stood and talked with Robert Redford in 2001, in San Francisco.
I was one of five people present, and we were all standing still.
He was about my height (I am 5'6"), and certainly no more than one
inch taller. I was struck by two things: how small he was, and how
finely-boned. I would say that people are fooled about his height
because he is so slender--if you think he is tall, you would look at
how lean he is and then mistakenly assume him to be taller, so long
as you were not actually standing next to him. He is, essentially,
petite. [Singer Tony Bennett is 5'6", and when they are in the same
photograph, Robert seems to be shorter than Tony. Look for a photo
where Robert and Tony are standing by a Christmas Tree in the White
House, wearing their Kennedy center Honoree medals . . .
Tina Turner is almost 5'4", Paul Newman was about 5'9".]
Bon said on 6/Dec/10
Mr. R, are you suggesting that Redford was no more than 5'8 at peak, or does that apply only today?
SL, UT said on 3/Dec/10
I stood next to Mr. Redford at a private party at Salt Lake City's Opera House in 1982. I am/was 5'6.5" on a good day. He was exactly my height. I put his barefoot 1982 height at 5'7".
Mr. R said on 29/Nov/10
RR has lost a bit of height, but was probably close to 5-10 in his prime, but maybe just under. But, he is RARELY seen with out cowboy boots these days, so subtract almost two inches from what he seems.
Bon said on 27/Nov/10
175 cm peak, would be average today, tallish in his time
Anonymous said on 7/Nov/10
I met him in Moscow 22 years ago - he is about 175 cm.
jtm said on 7/Nov/10
i think 5'9.75 at his prime is closer to the truth.
Mert said on 8/Oct/07
I once served Robert Redford at a sandwich shop at Snowbird in Utah. I am a little under 6'3" and I TOWERED over Redford. I agree with Russ: Redford is much closer to 5'8" than 5'10".....that also was in ski boots while I was in tennis shoes. Just as Russ's sister said, I was also shocked about how short and small a man he was....he was VERY nice however while skiing with his two daughters.
Russ said on 28/Sep/07
My sister saw Redford in person...way back in the late 70's. Her husband was standing fairly close to Redford on even ground, close enough shake hands. Both my sister and her husband were shocked to realize that Redford was "only" maybe 5'10" in snow boots and probably weighed about 150 pounds at most. They said he looked small. They also agreed that Redford is probably about 5'8" barefoot (on a good day).
marco said on 6/Sep/07
Redford and Newman have filmed a couple of movies together and Redford always appears taller than Newman. I believe at peak he was between 5ft 9.5 and 5ft 10
18,181 said on 18/Aug/07
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18,181 said on 5/Aug/07
thats sad to hear.damn,i was hoping what terry said was true. Well,I guess at an older gae he really is cranky now>glenn,a quesion about him,does he look as young in person as onscreen,not saying that he looks 40 or something,just that there's something about him thatm akes ih mstand out from the other 70yearolds.His skin seems to still be quite tight,not falling downward,maybe he had some procedures done.And do his scars look as bad as they do onscreen? not that that takes away any of his screen charisma.
Glenn said on 3/Aug/07
Redford is in the top 5 or 10 biggest assholes on earth.please.spare me.17 years of meeting him.everyone I know hates him.he is a events he plays the street he ignores you.
Terry said on 2/Aug/07
Although Robert Redfort is not a very tall man, his charisma fills the entire room. Even if you don't see him, just knowing he is present has everyone feeling good. I escorted Mr. Redford, Thomas Skirrett, some producers and other actors through the airport in Toronto when they came to the city for an award ceremony. A flight with over 400 passengers was lined up at the customs booths, and Mr. Redford and others entered and were escorted through. EVERYONE without exception in the ENTIRE customs area stopped what they were doing - stopped moving, talking, and just tried to get a glimpse of Mr. Redford. And while I have escorted many famous people through customs, there has never been such a response as to when Mr. Redford came through. One thing to know about Mr. Redford, he is very down to earth and will have a conversation with you just the same as if you were his neighbour. He is in real life very much like most of the parts he plays in movies - calm, cool, courteous.
George H. said on 1/Aug/07
ed says on 23/Jul/07
Just saw 3 days of the Condor... in the shots where Redford is standing next
to tall Max Von Sydrow, he looks to be only 2-3 inches shorter. In the film,
he refers to Von Sydrow as being about 6-4... anyway, even with lifts, he would
have to be on stilts to boost from 5-8 to 6-1... I think he is closer to an
actual 5-10 or 5-11 barefooted.

Ed: I was shocked to see Faye Dunaway in stockings being maybe 1 and at most 2 inches shorter than Redford in boots in that movie. Dunaway is listed as 5'7" in almost every bio on her.
George H. said on 1/Aug/07
Mr. S. says on 23/Jun/07
This guy must be hiding something. His scenes with Ryan O'Neal In A Bridge Too Far are shot separately so that you never see them in the same camera shot. At the time Redford was one of the biggest box office stars in Hollywood so it would make sense that Redford might insist on such a practice. In fact Redford is not in the same scene as any of the other stars of that picture Michael Caine, Sean Connery, James Caan, Gene Hackman, Dirk Bogarde or Elliot Gould making it impossible to compare him with those guys.

Mr. S: My wife is quite a fan of all those guys who turned or will turn 70 this year - Beatty, Redford, Hoffman, Nicholson. She has been working on completing her DVD collection of all these guys and by osmosis I pick stuff up here and there, too :) Back in the seventies it was said that when they made their movie together, both Streisand and Redford insisted that they be filmed from one side and had it put in a clause in their contracts. The problem was that they both preferred to be shot from the same side! I think they compromised because you can see both from both sides in profile. That's the kind of stuff really big stars can demand in contracts, apparently!
Glenn said on 1/Aug/07
5-10 max.nothing shorter or taller.rumored to be 5-8.
clay said on 31/Jul/07
By brother happened to be filling his gas tank just across from Robert Redford back in the 1980s. My brother was barely 6'0", and said Redford was very small, no more than 5'7'' tops.
dmeyer said on 30/Jul/07
frank2 says 5'10 to 5'11 so 5'10.5 at peak
sam said on 25/Jul/07
Yep, that's what Rob has Redford at Ed. Here's a still more upright Redford with a somewhat shrunk (5'8"ish) Newman:
Click Here
And back in the day in The Sting:
Click Here
ed said on 23/Jul/07
Just saw 3 days of the Condor... in the shots where Redford is standing next
to tall Max Von Sydrow, he looks to be only 2-3 inches shorter. In the film,
he refers to Von Sydrow as being about 6-4... anyway, even with lifts, he would
have to be on stilts to boost from 5-8 to 6-1... I think he is closer to an
actual 5-10 or 5-11 barefooted.
Anonymous said on 12/Jul/07
How come the upgrade from 5'10?

[Editor Rob: if he wants 5ft 10.5, he can have it.]
Anonymous said on 4/Jul/07
July 3rd 07
I saw the pink suit that Robert Redford wore in the Great Gatsby in a display case years ago in a movie display...the suit was on a 6" platform and the shoulders of the suit were lower than my shoulders...I stand 5'10 3/4" tall I was amazed at the time of howshort he must be according to that suit.....I have heard that Barbara Strisand is very tiny too and watching The Way We Were they both at times look small....If the camara can add 10 pounds then can it also add height?
tall said on 26/Jun/07
I am 6ft and have stood next to him in Santa Fe, even in his cowboy boots he was much shorter than I.
Short Guy said on 25/Jun/07
I'm 47 years old, 5.9 tall and I very much remember a desperate fan of Redford claiming he was at least one inch shorter than me. And this was his peak height 20 years ago.
Mr. S. said on 23/Jun/07
This guy must be hiding something. His scenes with Ryan O'Neal In A Bridge Too Far are shot separately so that you never see them in the same camera shot. At the time Redford was one of the biggest box office stars in Hollywood so it would make sense that Redford might insist on such a practice. In fact Redford is not in the same scene as any of the other stars of that picture Michael Caine, Sean Connery, James Caan, Gene Hackman, Dirk Bogarde or Elliot Gould making it impossible to compare him with those guys.
MN Redford Fan said on 2/Jun/07
Back in '82 I saw him at an energy conference at the St. Paul Civic Center. As he walked through the crowd of people surrounding him, he stood by my sister who is 5'10" and they appeared about the same height. However, she was wearing sneakers and he was wearing cowboy boots. I'm 6' 5". I should had a camera. He stated in a 1987 interview for Esquire magazine he was 5'10 1/2". Other than the standard hollywood tricks, he may also appear taller onscreen because he's big boned yet very slender.
cute said on 22/May/07
are you all crazy..?? this guy is short... in his long moviecarrier, it has always been told that he was short... how can you be short at 5'10..
he must be 5'8 or 5'7... hello whats going on... he's not 5'10.. or the ridiculous 5'11 as someone claims... he's under 175 cm... he just wears huge boots... so..
George H. said on 9/May/07
I saw a picture of him on the internet from the sixties. He was in it with Judy Garland, who was a shrimp, and Warren Beatty. I should have saved it. Anyway, I was totally shocked to see Beatty had about half a head on Redford and Garland looked like a midget, even next to Redford. Beatty was also much broader than Redford who looked quite unimpressive. I remember Beatty looked like a physically huge nerd, because he was wearing heavy rimhorned glasses. It was the last combo of people I would expect to see together.
Beazer Holmes said on 9/May/07
friend of mine recently told me she ran into him out West years ago, and he was surprisingly shorter than she expected, maybe 5-7.5 to 5-8.
dmeyer said on 20/Apr/07
how can he be 5'10 when he got mesured 5'9.75 in the 70s but he can look the height he claims

[Editor Rob: oh, it was more of a guesstimate from the journo.]
dmeyer said on 15/Apr/07
was he mesured right in 70 he was 40 or 50 so it means 5'10 or 10.25 at peak i alwais thaught this guy was 5'11
Brad said on 5/Apr/07
If he is 5' 8" that would make Brad Pitt 5' 9". Doesn't work. He's 5' 9" or 9.5". He has always had great directors that have made him look taller. Meet Newman & Redford for the first time and you'll be shocked that they aren't as big as on the big screen.
Joseph said on 3/Apr/07
I am professional corporate photographer and I was hired to take photos of him with a VIP's from very high end company. I am 5 10 and he was not more than 5.8
My assistant is a woman and she is tall. She is 5 7 and she he was barely taller than her.
glenn said on 30/Mar/07
i believe his 5-10.5 statement.nowadays he is looking 5-9.5 in person.
dmeyer said on 29/Mar/07
he must wear lifts all the times because he never seems under 5'11 in movies

[Editor Rob: in 2000 I think he still was 5ft 10, very similar to matt damon at the bagger vance premiere and very close to another guy I've met]
Bob said on 28/Mar/07
Look at him in "Barefoot in the Park" with Jane Fonda. Jane is listed as 5'7" and she is barefoot or in flats for the whole movie and he looks no taller than her.
Anonymous said on 25/Feb/07
Awesome Glenn. I love it! thanks...
Anonymous said on 24/Feb/07
Glenn i'd love to see your 10 best and worst. i always snicker when I see what you wrote when you got Tyrese "correct height for this guy. serious attitude problem". hilarious..
Glenn said on 15/Dec/06
Yes,5-9 min.5-10 max.
Glenn said on 14/Dec/06
Redford is,and always was 5-10ish in public.whether he wears lifts is another story.
Brad said on 14/Dec/06
You must have been next to his double, he's 5' 9".
Sussi said on 13/Dec/06
I've stood next to Robert Redford, and I'm 5'10'', he was much shorter than I am,maybe 5'6" or so.
Utnapishtim said on 5/Oct/06
Small correction (in case anyone's checking facts): it was the Capitol Theater, not the Lyric.
dmeyer said on 26/Sep/06
this guy can give the impresion he is 6 foot
Utnapishtim said on 26/Sep/06
I shook hands with Redford in a reception line for a premiere of _The Sting_ held at the Lyric Theater in Salt Lake City in 1973 for the benefit of the local Democratic Party. I remember looking down into his eyes and thinking that he must be at least three inches shorter than me. (I was about 5'10" at that time.) My conclusion was that he was about 5'7", and that he wears boots with lifts whenever he can, uses platforms, trenches, camera angles, or whatever when he's being filmed. Generally a little guy.

His handshake was also limp and clammy, for whatever that's worth.
Brad said on 17/Sep/06
Don Henley is the worst, unless you met Joe Walsh staggering drunk in the 80's. Redford was nice to me but then again I was shi$$ing on the politicians raping Colorado & Utah land for their pals. I wonder what celebs are the most fed up with the sharpie crowd there to make a buck.
Glenn said on 15/Sep/06
Redford is always having a bad day then.yes,correct on Frey.TOP 10 worse maybe.once again real soon,Ill name the top 10 worst and best.
Viper652 said on 14/Sep/06
Maybe he was having a bad day. Glenn, have you ever met Glen Frey of the Eagles? Ive heard that he can be the worst.
Glenn said on 14/Sep/06
Someone I know told me just last night that Redford just about a year ago told him "not a chance in hell",when asked for a photo with.nice guy.
Glenn said on 13/Sep/06
Nice guy? one of the worst to all I know.
Glenn said on 13/Sep/06
Yeah,but no lifts? I agree he looked 5-10.I was on the set.Roosvelt Hotel,court houses, etc.
Fred Hahn said on 12/Sep/06
Definitley 5'10" he directed me in the movie Quiz Show and he was exactly my height. Nice guy.
Brad said on 7/Aug/06
Stood next to him on the biggest stage at Universal for "Legal Eagles". 5' 9".
IckyBee said on 19/Apr/06
This site lists Jane Fonda at 5' 7". That said, go watch The Electric Horseman. Redford and she seem eye-to-eye to me. Which makes me think Redford is 5' 8" tops. No kidding, check out Electric Horseman and tell me I'm wrong. Her hair is bigger than Bob's, and maybe that throws an illusionary curve. But I'm thinking they're nose-to-nose in some scenes. It's my guess that any official press info regarding a major male star will tend to err on the side of taller vs. actual size. Gotta keep that bigger than life image up!
Frank2 said on 15/Mar/06
When Redford was young he was 5'10" and so was Newman. In The Sting they're the same height. Same goes for when they were in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Mr. R said on 11/Mar/06
This is possible, but he was still noticeably taller than Paul Newman in the "Iconoclast " series. If Redford is 5-9, then Newman is closer to 5-7 at this point. Redford wasn't wearing his cowboy boots either!
Glenn said on 11/Mar/06
I saw him look 5-10 a decade he looks 5-9.
McMoron said on 10/Mar/06
Actually a guy who was present at the Out of Africa shooting claims that the crew had to dig a small 'trench' for M. Streep to walk in (you probably remember the scene where they walk side shot from their chest and up). He adds that he was choked at Redford's real height when he stood face to face with him, much shorter than he had anticipated based on his movies. According to the same source, the sets are all gone of course, so these small 'trenches' remain to be the main tourist attraction today... Take it for what it's worth, but according to the rule of large numbers, enough rumors are eventually significant...
Frank2 said on 26/Feb/06
He's a solid 5' 10" maybe even 5' 11". Trust me. Matt Damon is only 5' 8".
talker said on 17/Feb/06
i agree with this 5'9" listing.Redford never looked tall.He is around there.Maybe half inch taller.
Tubbs said on 9/Jan/06
The picture from McFan gets me thinking, how the hell does Damon claim to be 5'10. If thats the case Redford must be about 6'1. We all that ain't true, so Damon must be in the 5'8 range, maybe smaller.
Gramps said on 29/Dec/05
I just watched "Three Days of the Condor" last night. There is a part where Redford is on the street, face to face with Cliff Robertson, who is listed throughout the web as 5'11". Redford was the clear taller of the two by at least 0.5" and maybe more. I can't testify as to the footwear either man was wearing at the time. Redford was also standing close to the 6'3.5" Max von Sydow a few times, and looked 5'11"-ish by comparison.
Viper652 said on 29/Dec/05
That 5-6 for Redford is crazy. Has always looked at least 5-9.
jfv2000 said on 28/Dec/05
I had heard that Redford was more on the order of 5'6" and was very sensitive about his height, even going so far as to demand that he be put on a soap box in numerous movie scenes that depicted him standing still next to a taller actress. If you watch his movies closely, it does appear that some lengths (no pun intended) are taken to put him in situations that do not appear to make him look unusually short. One might also gauge this by looking at his height relative to most actresses. He should normally appear between 3 and 5 inches taller, but often looks as if he is closer to equal height. Similarly, one could compare him with the same actress but in two different movies.
Mr. R said on 8/Dec/05
Actually, Rob, if we are thinking of the same article, Redford was never measured. I actually looked up this article once, and the author guessed at Redford's height, based upon pictures and heels. He guessed at 5 foot nine and three quarters, "give or take". It was an eyewitness estimate.

[Editor Rob: ah, so you've saw the article. I couldn't track it down, it was in the mid 70's new york magazine? I did email the author and he said he agreed to get measured and was 5ft 9, but if this just an eye-witness estimate...then that's error-prone! Thanks, I'll change the note at top to reflect this.]
dmeyer said on 7/Dec/05
i met rufalo he is 173 cm and in the last castle robert did look more than 2 inches taller it means aleast 178 of course close to 6 feet in his 20's

[Editor Rob: I think it means simply Redford might have had a lift in his shoe...

remember he was measured in the 70's for a Magazine article because folk didn't believe he wasn't near 6ft. Measured at just under 5ft 10...]
hun said on 7/Nov/05
in Out of Africa redford was at leat 4,5" taller than his coactors...that makes him 6' at leat or was he wearing elevated boots?
ww said on 6/Nov/05
i have met robert redford and he wears elevated boots... that makes him a little shorter than me...i'm 6'1"....but when i saw him in the swimming pool without boots he looks 5'9" and not more tho what i noticed more was his hairy forearms
mike dungan said on 4/Nov/05
Robert Redford does look like a six footer..what ever his height is ne is exy and hairy
DP said on 11/Oct/05
Yea that could be right. I still think he's almost hitting the 5'10". I'd probably say he's about 5'9.5" myself.
CelebHeights Editor said on 15/Sep/05
The perception he's a 6 footer is alive and well. In The Clearing Helen Mirren describes him as "6 Foot, 175 pounds".

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