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Robert Shaw's height is 5ft 10in (178 cm)

British actor best remembered for roles in films such as Jaws, The Sting, From Russia with Love, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, A Man for All Seasons, Swashbuckler, Battle of the Bulge, Black Sunday, and Force 10 from Navarone. He claimed 5ft 11.

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Chase Witherspoon says on 1/Aug/15
This is a photo I've seen before from a slightly different angle in a book and reminded me of the lifts he was wearing in "A Man For All Seasons"..
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They look like 3" lifts (or thereabouts) and if Paul Scofield was approx. 6'1" and appears to be wearing loafers, then I'd be guessing Mr Shaw stands in the 5'10-11" range barefoot.. maybe 179cm in the metric system?
Sam says on 19/May/15
In the photo above, could pass for Michael Fassbender's grandpa IMO.
Arch Stanton says on 3/Mar/15
Rob can you add a photo and films like From Russia with Love, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, A Man for All Seasons, Swashbuckler, Battle of the Bulge, Black Sunday, and Force 10 from Navarone?
Van says on 23/Sep/14
Shaw was wearing lifts in "From Russia with Love", and camera angles were used to disguise the difference in height.
5ft7 in bare feet says on 26/May/14
He looks about 3 inches shorter than Harrison Ford in Force 10 from Navarone.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 1/Dec/13
It's amazing that he was this short. In FRWL I could've sworn I was looking at a big, burly 6ft3+ guy. It was only when he greets Connery at the station that his true stature was revealed. Thought his bleached hair in that movie was real aswell!
Mastro says on 22/Nov/13
I just saw Black Sunday - and Shaw walks past some of the football players- who tower over him. I was surprised- I thought he was 6-something but no-

Oh-and I DON'T mean Too Tall Jones.
Viper says on 16/Sep/13
He looked pretty tall in James Bond.
Ian C. says on 6/Aug/13
Speaking of Bond villains who were shorter than you thought, another site on the Net says that Harold Sakata, who played Oddjob in Goldfinger, was only five foot eight. That would have been five inches shorter than Sean Connery, as James Bond. Finding this out has made watching Goldfinger a little funnier than suits my taste. In the big Fort Knox scene in Goldfinger, Oddjob runs towards Bond with mayhem in mind, and 007 actually runs the other way, madly looking for something to use as a weapon. I have never been an international secret agent in an expensive suit and a toupee, but I suspect that it would be a violation of Secret Service protocol to run away from a short fat guy who does not have a gun.
Knowitall says on 4/Aug/13
Roy Scheider was five nine.

Shaw was five ten.
Ian C. says on 3/Aug/13
This is the only entry on this site that really surprised me, as I always assumed that Robert Shaw was six foot three. I came away from repeated viewings of From Russia With Love with the impression that Shaw was taller than Sean Connery. He probably pulled this off by virtue of having a powerful physique and a nasty, bullying demeanor. Notice how much bigger he seems than Roy Scheider in Jaws, for example, even though they are about the same height.
Willy says on 30/Aug/12
Lenya was reportedly 5'0.25'' (153 cm). But is it indeed confirmed that Shaw wore lifts in From Russia With Love? When I rewatched the film, I was surprised to see that Connery had almost four inches on Shaw, covered a bit by the fact that Shaw wears a rather ill-fitting hat when their characters first meet. Peak 189 cm Connery was certainly 6'3'' in shoes and Shaw reaches his eyebrow level, so that I'd say 5'11.5'' for Robert in shoes. Maybe they should have given him even bigger lifts, particularly since Sean also has noticeably broader shoulders. Or is it possible that Shaw woke up at 5'11'' while filming FRWL in his mid-30s, and therefore was a legitimate 180 cm (5'10.75'') at peak who did not wear lifts even when standing right next to James Bond?
Shaun says on 28/Aug/12
Yeah Sam in From Russia With Love in the garden scene he gave the impression of being the typical 6'2" + hulking blonde Bond assassin.

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