Russell Crowe's Height
5ft 10.5in (179 cm)
New Zealand born Australian best known for films such as Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, LA Confidential, The Insider, Master & Commander, Robin Hood and Romper Stomper. In 2005 he said "I'm 5-11 1/2, and I had to go down to 172 [pounds]"
I'm 5-11 1/2 and a bit. In Australia, we call that a Collingwood Six-Footer.
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Average Guess (20 Votes)
5ft 10.43in (178.9cm)
mister_lennon said on 2/Jan/17
Arch Stanton said on 1/Jan/17
No, in Nice Guys Crowe looked close to 5 ft 11 with Ryan Gosling, I'd say 5'10.5 is spot on, and there's a chance of 5'10.75.
Jug said on 31/Dec/16
I would say 5'10. In Gladiator, he looked 3-4 inches shorter than Djimon Hounsou. Anything above 5'10 is very unlikely.
said on 30/Dec/16
Here are a few other shots with Jackman Click Here Click Here
With Jean Dujardin Click Here Click Here
Dujardin actually looks shorter than 5'11" Brad Pitt Click Here
He seems to be 5'10.5"(179 cm) range in these shots but he looks to have less footwear than both Jackman and Dujardin.. about half inch anyway...
@Rob is the full 5'11" impossible for Russell?
Giorgi said on 22/Dec/16
There is no way a true five-eleven and a half would say the same. In reality if 5'11" guy claims anything below 6'0.5" consider you're dealing with the world's most honest man there is.
Giorgi said on 21/Dec/16
How can we believe enything celebrities say when they lie about something this obvious.
MJKoP said on 16/Dec/16
Hey, Superman - put your Clark Kent glasses back on. Crowe is easily over 5'10".
Superman said on 3/Dec/16
In the movie where Henry Cavil portrays my life "Man of Steel" you'll see Henry beside Russell, if Henry is 6'1" it looks like Russell is 5'7" - 5'8".
Superman said on 3/Dec/16
If you watch him in the movie about my life "Man of Steel" you'll see him talking right next to Henry Cavil who plays me, Henry is 6'1"...you be the judge?? looks like 5'7 or 5'8 to me!
newbie said on 16/Nov/16
I'd never have bought 6'0 for him, maybe fact he tends to play bulked up characters in earlier films made him look shorter so I'd buy into 5'10 maybe a touch over - I sort of see what Aza is saying about Jackman's shoes, the top lace area looks suspiciously high, as though accommodating the foot being lifted artificially higher than normal and he's definitely got a more noticeable heel so the photo with Jackman makes it hard to tell.
Aza said on 10/Nov/16
Think he's a bit under 5'10 these days. Btw Jackmans boots look a bit elevated in the pick... Maybe it's the angle shot But it looks like the shoe is too long for his feet... Maybe a sneaky insole or three !
Tiago said on 27/Oct/16
He looks solid 1,78 CM
Fenix said on 17/Oct/16
Looks solid 5'10. About three inches taller than 5'7" Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator.
josh jeffords said on 11/Oct/16
Crowe is more like 5 9 looking 5 10 in shoes is 5 9 duh and tv so could be a weak 5 9.
He is a very good actor especially in the 90s some weak roles lately.
I guess he is the one aussie who is over listed not under down under :>.
S.J.H said on 3/Oct/16
Guy pearce and crowe were probably same height at 5'10
said on 1/Oct/16
On the bonus material for one of his films, I think it was L.A. Confidential, Crowe say he is, quote "a shade under 5'11." So 5'10 and a half sounds about right.
Editor Rob: never heard that one, he's claimed the other times to basically be a bit under six foot.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Sep/16
Looks 5ft11 w/h Snoop Dogg
LAPD said on 19/Aug/16
He looked like 5 feet 8-9 to me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Aug/16
Also in Cinderalla Man, The Insider, Les Miserables, Man Of Steel, Master & Commander, Robin Hood, Noah and The Water Diviner
said on 17/Jul/16
With Snoop Dogg:
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jul/16
Might've scraped 5ft11½(182cm) out of bed in his 20's. Still unsure if he was a full 5ft11 or always was a little shy of that mark.
"Russell Crowe's Height: 5ft 10¾in (179.705cm)"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jul/16
Well, Arch he's not even in that range...
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jul/16
@Rampage Yes he's an intimidating looking guy with a big presence, you'd have thought he'd be 6'2 or 6'3 but in films generally looks about 5 ft 11-6 ft.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jul/16
@Johan: I was shocked to hear he was sub-6ft. Given his aggressive nature and the fact that he's an Australian (who usually tend to be on the tall side) I assumed he was a large man...
truth said on 23/Jun/16
Never looked over 5'11 to me tbh, could be 5'10.25 at lowest but I will buy 5'10.5.
Mat said on 23/May/16
the ''5'11.5 and a bit '' quote is the ****tiest claim on has ever said. And a claim no real ''5'11.5 and a bit'' man would EVER EVER claim.
S.J.H said on 16/May/16
He might be 5'9.25 and 5'10.5 with dress shoe or he might be a weak six foot with footwear and bare 5'10.5 haha he can look like 176ish and then other time he look on tall side like 179cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Apr/16
I think Crowe is a weak 5ft11 and Pearce a strong 5ft10
Sam said on 25/Apr/16
I don't think there was much between Crowe and Pearce in the scene where they face-off in the street but Crowe does edge Pearce. I understand Crowe's character in the book is supposed to be a huge guy so I'm sure they filmed him to seem bigger then reality.
Johan said on 25/Apr/16
Its interesting that you bring up lifts Rampage because I remember hearing a story about Crowe being caught with elevator shoes. He also seems abit insecure about his height in interviews as he brings it up quite often.
The story was : He was at a party and took his shoes off at the pool and apparently he was told to put them back on as it was ruining his image. I always thought he was around 5 ft 10.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Apr/16
Crowe looked near 2in taller than Pearce in L.A. Confidential but might've worn lifts to look more imposing as that cop with the anger issues
Johno said on 8/Apr/16
Not sure about these 5'9-ish estimates but he does look around 5'10.
jtm said on 22/Mar/16
he was around the same height as paddy considine in Cinderella man. I still think 5'9.5-5'10 is more realistic than 5'10.5-5'11.
said on 18/Mar/16
Rob, do you think he edges Guy Pearce?
Editor Rob: it could look touch and go between them...I think he may well have, in the 90's.
said on 17/Feb/16
rob is 5'10 3/8 at night possible for him?
Editor Rob: I still think if you measured Russ, he'd come in around 5ft 10.5, but after a hard day you wouldn't rule out anybody dropping a little shy of their usual range.
ElDuderino said on 4/Dec/15
doesn't look two inches shorter than gosling in nice guys trailer
said on 3/Dec/15
hi rob is it possible he has lost height from when he was 182cm to 179 because he said he smoked from a very young age and after his school years smoked 40 cigarettes a day and 60 on bad days. He said this on a letterman show i think and do you think this could've caused height loss.
Editor Rob: not sure if he's looked much different than 15-20 years ago, but a little loss isn't impossible
True velcoro said on 26/Nov/15
In a winter tale he look an inch taller tan colin farrell, crowe is 5'10 at best and colin is more like like 5' 9 tops
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/15
"Russell Crowe's height is 5ft 10⅞in (180.022cm)"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Nov/15
179-180cm is more likely than just 178cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Oct/15
I think you could argue a weak 5ft11 for him.
said on 29/Oct/15
Rob are you think his height 178-179 or else 179-180 in the night
[Editor Rob: I'm not sure he'd be as low as 178cm, I think he probably can hold roughly 179 range at dinner time, and even wakes up over 5ft 11]
Jame said on 29/Oct/15
His height could be 179-180 in night
SL9 said on 30/Sep/15
" He looked a solid 5ft11 in L. A. Confidential and The Insider "
Rey said on 23/Sep/15
He is now listed @ 6' on Wiki....he is 5'9 in barefeet-5'10 with hair...
said on 26/Jun/15
rob do you have any idea on the height of rugby player sam Bugess ? his listed at 6 ft 5 but looking at pictures of him with Russell he does not seem to really tower above him could somewhere around 6 ft 3 be more Likely ?
[Editor Rob: yes that listing seems quite high, more 6ft 3 than 6ft 5.]
mike said on 20/Jun/15
He seems to be around 5'10 or 5'9 at the very least...with no shoes...meaning close to 5'11 with regular shoes during the day
an anonymous peach said on 14/Jun/15
5' 6" is plain retarded for Crowe, his eye level is probably at 5' 6", but the top of his head clears the 5' 10" mark easily.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Jun/15
180cm peak is always a possibility.
said on 9/Jun/15
a bit of a chameleon. He looks similar in height to Denzel, and his 5'11.5 claim. Don't you think he looks taller than 5'10.5 here Rob?
[Editor Rob: there's a number of shots there with Crowe on higher pavement...as much as 2 inches I can see.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Mar/15
Is it possible that he scraped 5ft11 in his 20's and 30's?
He looked a solid 5ft11 in L. A. Confidential and The Insider
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Mar/15
Jackman was not under 188cm
maximus said on 11/Mar/15
Give me a break....5'6"....yea right. He does not come across like Hoffman, pacino, cruise etc because he is around minimum 5'10" where as they are around 5'6" to 5'8". 5'10" is not short considering his shoes bring him up to 5'11 to 6'...its obvious with Cruise, Hoffman, Pacino that they are below average height.
Silent_D said on 5/Mar/15
cole said on 16/Feb/15
@Editor Rob: He looks no more than 8 cm shorter than Jackman, which looks the case in other pics as well. Jackman should surely be downgraded to 187 cm before Crowe gets upgraded to 180 cm. That Crowe was near 180 cm in his prime is quite possible though, and by 50 he looks to have lost a small fraction, perhaps similarly to Clooney. Think Jackman was never over a solid 187 cm, and now by mid/late 40's looks more like a strong 186 - flat/weak 187.
said on 9/Feb/15
Rob are you sure you see 5'10.5 in the above photo with Jackman? He seems 5'11.5 to me.
[Editor Rob: he can appear around 5ft 11 range in the photo yes.]
Joe said on 27/Jan/15
Russell Crowe might have been 5-11 in his prime, he was really fit in his younger years, but he has gotten fat and out of shape, and has lost height, I think he today he is slightly under 5'10". He was off to a good start in films like Gladiator but now he is fat old man, I think my best guess as to his height is that he is 5'9.5", definitely not 5'11", his Man of Steel co-star Henry Cavill just towers over him, Cavill is listed as 6'1", but is really 6'0.5", even so the difference between him and Crowe is very noticeable. The only legit 5'11" actor in Hollywood is Brad Pitt, and interestingly Pitt never claims to be taller than that.
Matt said on 13/Jan/15
Look at Jackman footwear, Look suspect to me LOL = Lift!
Bryan (Queenslander) said on 12/Jan/15
The only other legendary player I've seen who's listed at his honest height is Darren Lockyer (5'10) who always seems to edge out the 5'11 and 6'0 players during interviews
said on 10/Jan/15
@Editor Rob: How much of a footwear advantage would Jackman have on Crowe in the pic?
[Editor Rob: he could have 0.3in thicker shoes, but it's hard to tell exactly.]
Barker said on 26/Dec/14
RUSSELL IS 5' 9" bare footed.
Dmeyer said on 30/Nov/14
Tom me he looks 5'10 Max 10.25in
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Nov/14
Crowe could look 5ft11 a lot in the 90's. I wouldn't list him lower than this.
Dejavu said on 27/Nov/14
He looks 5'10
Joe said on 17/Nov/14
Russell Crowe is no way 6 feet tall, I think he may have been 5-11 in his prime, but my most educated guess is that he is 5-10 or slightly less, but I think 5-10 is about right, standing next to Christian Bale who is 6 foot even, Bale seems to be about 2 inches taller. Also Crowe looks much smaller than Hugh Jackman who is 6-2.
said on 13/Nov/14
This is Crowe next to 5'10 1/2" listed Andrew Johns- and Johns is not some obscure ex-player, he is one of the best ever. Again, for whatever reason Crowe looks 6 foot around rugby league players...either they're all overlisted by 2 inches or Crowe is a bit taller than listed here.
said on 13/Nov/14
A lot of people seem to think he's shorter, but I think if anything he's taller. Just look at the size of him next to Joel Madden!
Actually, Russell generally looks a lot taller than listed when he is with his South Sydney Rabbitohs players. Look at him next to 6'5" Sam Burgess or 5'8 1/2" Issac Luke. He looks more like 6 foot.
jb1987 said on 10/Nov/14
I have met on a premiere here in germany. I made a picture with him. Im searching it because its on a stick. He is exactly the same size as me. Im 5'9 with' barefeet and 5'11 in my Spezial Winter boots. We have both the Same size. No short or tall but really naturally bulky with huge shoulders. Not someone who got often problems. I think we also have the Same size in clothes xxl. Im 220. And I th
Paddy said on 7/Nov/14
I walked past him in London a few years back and he was no taller than 5' 10", probably closer to 5' 9".
I'm a measured 6' 0" barefoot and I had three inches on him. Three inches and 110lbs.
Joe said on 6/Nov/14
No actor that is 5-11 in reality will actually say they are 5-11. I think Crow is about 5-9 because he seems to stand at the same height as Joseph Gordon Levitt, who is 5-9. There are many examples of so called 5-11 actors who are really shorter. George Clooney is one such actor, in Batman and Robin he stood roughly at equal height as 5-9 Chris O'Donnell, and he was 36 at the time.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/14
He was doing stunt work in Noah I think aswell.
Judd said on 22/Oct/14
5'10" fits him a lot in my opinion
said on 6/Oct/14
Rob, since he's 50 now and he might have sustained injuries from movies like Gladiator and maybe Robin Hood, is it possible he might have lost a bit?
It literally just crossed my mind
[Editor Rob: a small fraction is possible, but to me he looks pretty similar over last 20 years, not enough for me to say 'that guy's lost half an inch easily' or something.]
jtm said on 6/Oct/14
maybe not 5'9 flat but he isn't 5'11.
dom said on 5/Oct/14
The 5´9 claims are rubbish. At the end of the 2014 NRL Grand Final he stood next to League great, Andrew Johns and had an inch on him. Johns is listed at 5´11 but I suspect his height has always been inflated by an inch. That puts Crowe at bang on 5´11.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Sep/14
"Russell Crowe height: 5ft 10.75in (180cm)"
He can generally appear from 5ft10 to 6ft. The full 5ft11 isn't impossible either
Darren510 said on 24/Sep/14
Anything under 5'10 for Crowe is madness
Joe said on 23/Sep/14
Many actors who claim they are 5-11 are usually much shorter. No one says they are 5-11 or 5-11 and a half. He is probably 5-9 or maybe 5-10. Just about all men upgrade their heights, just like most women downgrade their weight. Someone who says there are 6 foot are usually 5-11, 6-1 and they are usually 6 foot even. Its an exaggeration that is considered acceptable, after all its only a inch but in Crowe's case more like two, Crowe is an action star, most action stars are around 6 feet tall or a little higher.
PLB said on 13/Sep/14
In a sense Russell Crowe is the shortest man in films. When someone like Robert Downey is too short for the role he's playing, they just go the obvious tricks: elevator shoes, short co-stars, tricky camera angles, etc.
But when Crowe was cast in the quasi-historical 'Cinderella Man' they had to radically alter the plot and the actual history to accommodate their stumpy little star. The real Braddock was six two and a half. That's a fairly typical height for a heavyweight boxer. But Crowe is probably only about five seven. So they changed the plot around to make it a David versus Goliath story. In the movie Baer is supposed to be a killer giant at least 6'4" and nasty. He was portrayed as the only man big enough to tackle Primo Carnera.
In fact Baer was anything but a villain. He was a clown in the ring and he emphasized his Jewish heritage as a way to show his contempt for the Nazis. He was a prince of a fellow, although not much of a boxer. But the most important fact that the movie got wrong was that he was also 6'2.5".
Braddock and Baer were exactly the same size. Watch the fight films on YouTube - it's hard to tell them apart they are very, very similar in height and weight. Both also have lousy boxing skills. Baer telegraphs everything and lets his guard drop. Braddock throws looping rights like an amateur. Neither man was very skilled but Braddock trained harder. He was also braver. Braddock was hitting Baer with arthritic hands. The two men were a closely matched in height.
But Ron Howard the director was stuck with short Russell Crowe, so he had to turn a real event into a whole other storyline.
I've not - like some here - personally met Russell Crowe. It wouldn't matter much. At 6'4" I'm too tall to estimate the heights of guys who are 5'7" or so. Why do I think he's 5'7"? Because he is almost always the shortest man in the picture. Average American men are about 5'9". If he were really 5'10.5" he would typically be the biggest man in a scene - but he isn't. He's not crazy short like Al Pacino but he's definitely shorter than average. He looks about 5'7" to me, maybe 5'8".
james said on 8/Sep/14
He's 5'10 with shoes on at the most
Dejavu said on 24/Aug/14
Looked 5'10 max next to Henry Cavill.
slimsmith said on 14/Aug/14
A friend of mine audition for Master and Commander as did many of his sailing friends from the Santa Cruz, CA area. They were all in the 6ft range. They were all turned away and told since the star, Crowe, was only around 5'6" they had to find shorter sailors to make him look tall. Even in the scene from that movie where he's teaching the midshipmen(young kids) he's only slightly taller them.
Guy said on 13/Aug/14
@ melambar 178 -179 is not short. It still above the average. Short is 170-173
maximus said on 4/Aug/14
5' 10.5 is hardly short......6ft or more with shoes on. He is neither short or tall. He is slightly above average height. He sure doesn't come across as being short like cruise, Hoffman, pacino etc....his height works well in his films.
spiky said on 23/Jul/14
i expected him to be shorter
Amy said on 19/Jun/14
"he is a shorty at 5"10.5'
179 isn't short, haha.
Mr. Dingus said on 29/May/14
His peak height was probably just about 5'11.5". But he received numerous injuries to his back and cartilage during the filming of Gladiator. Plus he is getting older, so I would say he is closer to 5'10.75"-5'11.25" these days.
Melambar said on 23/May/14
he is a shorty at 5"10.5' or 179 cm. lol
said on 23/May/14
why did you upgraded him Rob?
[Editor Rob: he's been on this mark for many years]
Cacau said on 21/May/14
Jeff Daniels looks 15cm taller than Russel in 'State of play'
Alex said on 21/May/14
In "American Gangster" he has the built of a 1m78 guy. Nothing above 180cm for sure
Afg said on 16/May/14
I think he is 177,5 as much, he does not look like 182 in noah premier with other people, including emma watson.
Dmeyer said on 23/Apr/14
To me this Guy is 178.5cm 5'10.25in reaching 182cm in 3.5cm shoes but in regular he is 5'11-11.25 shoes on
(S)aint 6'1 said on 22/Apr/14
I honestly think Russell is taller than everyone says on here. He slouches alot and has a bulky frame. Maybr he has lost some height with his frequent weight fluctuation but I think he is 5'11". 5'10 1/2" is the lowest I can buy.
dejavu said on 14/Apr/14
Russell Crowe is 5'10.
Sam said on 12/Apr/14
I thought about 5'7 after seeing Noah.
GUK said on 1/Apr/14
Look at any pictures from Noah premier he's not much different in height to 5ft 9 Ray Winstone. Either Winstone is taller or Crowe is a weak 5ft 10 at best.
The Walrus said on 30/Mar/14
Saw Noah tonight, he looked like a pretty solid five ten to me, maybe 10.5
jtm said on 29/Mar/14
the pictures with darren aronofsky are good evidnece that he isn't tller than 5'10 since aronofsky isn't taller than 5'11. this also proves renee zellweger isn't taller than 5'3.
ale said on 9/Mar/14
I think he is 180-181 cm after seeing him with bettany and cavill, 179 looks too low for him
vinnie said on 20/Feb/14
I forgot to mention that on the mug shot russell's hair made him appear 70 inches....
vinnie said on 19/Feb/14
I saw a mug shot of Russell Crowe, holding a board that said "County Jail". The inch lines behind him show 66 inches and a half...around 5'6" and a half...unknown if he was bending his legs...
vinnie said on 19/Feb/14
I saw a mug shot of Russell Crowe, holding a board that said "County Jail". The inch lines behind him show 66 inches and a half...around 5'6" and a half...unknown if he was bending his legs...
Rey said on 11/Feb/14
He was once told to put his shoes back on!! Because his true height was apparent.Also,did not appear much taller than 5'5" Austin Pendleton "In a Beautiful Mind." The gent' who was informing him of his upcoming award. Crowe 5' 8" and 1/2 flat feet.
183 said on 9/Feb/14
He seemed shorter than Connie Nielsen (5'10) in Gladiator...
Realist said on 24/Jan/14
Time for downgrade. Rob 5'9.5 just sounds shortish but is actually quite average and overlooked, its a very easy height to be mistaken with, you can increase by 1/2 to 2 inches on paper.
Insecureaboutmyheight said on 12/Jan/14
5'9 and a ahalf
Sam said on 6/Jan/14
He made a point to mention 5'11.5" twice in his Inside the Actor's Studio interview...yeah right.
5'11".5 said on 6/Jan/14
Lenad is sexy said on 4/Jan/14
he's definitely calling this 5-11 1/2 in shoes
lelman said on 4/Jan/14
I thought he was at least 6 foot, gives the impression of a taller guy.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Jan/14
He's not under 5'10" c'mon. I'm undecided if he was taller than Guy Pearce in LA Confidential, in some scenes he looked taller, in others Pearce looked taller, they looked pretty similar I think though. Crowe looks 5'10.5-5'11" to me. I could buy a full 5'11 but no more.
Realist said on 6/Dec/13
The usual case of 5'9.5-5'10 claiming to be 5'11.
JJ said on 2/Dec/13
I believe he slouches a lot and that along with his stocky frame make him appear shorter than he really is. I'll give him at least 5'11. His 5'11.5 claim is not a lie or exaggeration in my opinion.
richie said on 24/Nov/13
Crowe has to be a legit 6ft, he had 2 inches on Oliver Reed in Gladiator, who wasn't noted as being short.
Dejavu said on 5/Nov/13
I think he is 5'10 and not over.
said on 13/Oct/13
His 5ft11.75 claim has to come from somewhere
Rob could he have measured himself in shoes?
[Editor Rob: maybe he did, some celebrities would think nothing of that.]
Yves said on 10/Oct/13
I'd say 5'11.25
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Oct/13
He's one of those guys that is so much shorter than you'd expect.
Even 5ft11.5 was a shocker at first.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Sep/13
"Russell Crowe height: 5ft 10.75in (180cm)"
Can look 5ft11 range at times. Saw Gladiator for the first time in years and forgot what a great actor he is
Dmeyer said on 8/Sep/13
5'11 morning 5'10-10.25 evening
MarcusTheSwede said on 8/Sep/13
He is at best 179cm
Seen him irl and he is not tall. He is well build stocky build but clearny NOT 6.0 he is at best at very best 179cm could even be shorter whithout shoes. Nice guy but more then 179cm not a chance. At best 179cm.At best.
Dmeyer said on 8/Sep/13
Near 184cm looks aleast 6.5-7cm shorter and CAN look as mush as 9-10cm shorter with bas posture Crowe is 5'10 max
Scott five eleven said on 7/Sep/13
He's probably a bit sensitive about his height implying himself that he's nearly 6'0. That's rubbish he's around 5'10, camera angles and thick soles have helped him in film. Agreed he did look tall in gladiator but camera angles were on his side and plus he had 6'6 german bobybuilder to stand with and still retain his tough image.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Aug/13
Might be 5ft11in/180cm. Wakes at 5ft11.5-11.75in.
He looked 6ft in Gladiators.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Aug/13
Rob, is 180cm possible for Crowe?
jamz said on 25/Aug/13
"Buzz says on 20/Jul/13
He must be taller than this, in Gladiator he had a good 2 inches on 5'11 Oliver Reed and is a similar height to 6'1 Richard Harris. 184 is more likely."
Ludicrous. And Oliver Reed's stature looks to have declined by 2+ inches from his alleged peak. Crowe is certainly no taller than 5'11" and that's a fact.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Aug/13
Nice pic Arch!
Weird, he actually does looks 6ft1 if Bettany is 6ft3.5.
said on 5/Aug/13
He also looked a strong 6' weak 6'1" next to Paul Bettany in Master and Commander Click Here
was about the difference in the film too. Now if Bettany is 6'3.5" and Crowe is only 5'10 and a half he must surely have borrowed footwear from Sly's wardrobe.... To me he looks around 185 in that pic if Bettany is 192cm.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Aug/13
I was watching Gladiator yesterday and they made him look at least 6 ft in it. They altered the angles I think to make the height difference between him and Ralph Moeller seem less.
cole said on 31/Jul/13
I'd peg him as a 5'10 flat guy, might be the weight that makes him drop posture though.
183CM said on 26/Jul/13
He looks taller than 179cm... I mean, Michael Shannon is 1,90 or even more. Look both of them in Man of Steel. He must be taller
Buzz said on 20/Jul/13
He must be taller than this, in Gladiator he had a good 2 inches on 5'11 Oliver Reed and is a similar height to 6'1 Richard Harris. 184 is more likely.
said on 19/Jul/13
I'd guess the guy on the left was near 6'6".
[Editor Rob: in that shot he looks near that mark]
said on 19/Jul/13
Rob how tall is the guy on the left?
bodwaya said on 14/Jul/13
in beautiful mind he edged ed harris who is 5 foot 9
Rey said on 7/Jul/13
When he said I over 5'10"--he probably meant with his shoes on! He is too young to have lost height, but has gained a lot weight. I say 5'9" at best. He looked very short in "A Beautiful Mind" in many shots.
jtm said on 30/Jun/13
i've said it before and i'll say it again. he is no more than 5'10 flat.
Misha said on 30/Jun/13
Russell Crowe was one of the celebs who made me realize that the infinite nuances created by camera angles make it impossible to peg an actor's height
with precision while watching him in a film. Still photos are much better, but still perilously suspect where big egos pose together unless we know everyone's footwear secrets. A classic example is the ludicrous photo on the yacht where Brad Pitt makes Matt Damon and George Clooney take off their shoes. What mystified me at the time was that the "Brad Pitt is five-eleven" contingent saw
nothing suspicious about such a farcically obvious attempt to gain a height
boost. Russell Crowe, like Bruce Willis, is very tricky to judge, but neither
of them strike me after viewing numerous sources as nearly six feet tall. Why did Jerry Bruckheimer tell Crowe years ago at a pool party after he slipped out of his shoes "Put your shoes back on - you're blowing your image!" Would he have said such a thing to a man who was legitimately near 6'0"? Sometimes such anecdotes - if they are true - tell us more than a hundred photos with their
endless variations in perspective, and hence an endless capacity to deceive.
said on 19/Jun/13
Just wondering Rob what does shade under or share over mean anyways. A cousin of mine told me he was a shade under 5'10. I'm 5'9 1/2 right on the dote. Would I say I'm a shade under or is like 5'9 3/4 a shade under I'm just wondering
[Editor Rob: generally a shade is like a 1/4 inch]
Balrog said on 27/May/13
He struggles to look over 5'10'' with Bale.
Lon said on 22/May/13
In an interview during L.A. Confidential Crowe himself said, quote, "I'm a shade over five-ten."
Lenad is sexy said on 3/May/13
until I see more evidence im gonna bet my bottom dollar he's calling this 5-11 1/2 in shoes
Gonzo said on 26/Apr/13
I went to school with him and knew him in his early twenties he was no taller than me and I am 5 10
said on 11/Apr/13
Next to Ralph Moeller in Gladiator looked flat 5'10".5'11.5" is defo out of question.
That's a very interesting pic isn't it Rob? Dijmon Hounsou also looks like a shrimp here.
Anonymous said on 16/Mar/13
He describes himself as 5'11.5" I think that if he was lying he would just say 6' so I think 5'11.5" is correct.
logan noll 1996 said on 20/Feb/13
In "Man with the Iron Fists", he looked shorter than Daniel Wu(Poison Dagger) who is listed as being 6 foot - 6 foot 1. For those who don't know what character Daniel Wu was, he was the one with long white hair and long white eyebrows.
Anonymous said on 20/Feb/13
He's taller than I would've guessed, he doesn't look that tall in some of his movies. But he is still one of my favorite Actors
Arch Stanton said on 17/Feb/13
He seems upper average range to me truth like Brad Pitt, I don't think he looks under 179cm, this is lowest I think he could be.
truth178cm said on 16/Feb/13
this guy is 5ft10-11, average height. 178cm at night is spot on.
Arch Stanton said on 12/Feb/13
He doesn't look under 5'11" next to Jackman...
said on 12/Feb/13
Is he a lift wearer Rob?? He looks 5'11.5"-6' next to Hugh Jackman. He looks taller than 5'10 .5" here don't you think Rob?
[Editor Rob: he can look 5ft 11 year. There was a bit of info years ago about crowe wearing lifts, but I don't know how reliable it is, he seems a guy that probably doesn't]
Scott 5'11 said on 28/Jan/13
I agree with brad. He was never tall in films, he looks the tall end of average height. In Gladiator he did look around 5'10.5
bodwaya said on 23/Jan/13
no he was in quick in the dead with gene hackman and leo look it up
Silent d said on 22/Jan/13
Bodwaya russell crowe was in the quick and the dead? 179cm. I thought you were talking about 3 10 to yuma.
Brad said on 17/Jan/13
Seems to be closer to 5"10' IMHO. He never really looks tall in his films. He doesn't appear to be short either. Average sized guy.
Yaspaa said on 11/Jan/13
He looks the height he's listed at with baron Cohen.
Dan said on 8/Jan/13
Next to 6'0 Christian Bale he definitely does not look 5'11,5.
said on 29/Dec/12
rob why don't you think he is 5'11.5? He consistently looks this height near denzel and hugh jackman.
[Editor Rob: I personally don't think if jackman stands tall that russ looks near his 5ft 11.5]
said on 29/Dec/12
I passed him in the park earlier this year and he looked 5'5.
[Editor Rob: maybe he has a short doppeldanger.
Either that or it might have been some guy in a Russell mask.]
Joey said on 18/Dec/12
5'10 in the morning
SG said on 17/Dec/12
after seeing him with hugh jackman id say a solid 5'9.5-10
said on 11/Dec/12
Crowe looks kind of short in this picture:
Eddie Redmayne is listed as 5'11 here but maybe it's just his hair that makes him look a lot taller than Crowe?
bodwaya said on 30/Nov/12
no quick and the dead was made in 1995 he was born in 1974 do the math Al. Which would make him 21 he was not 14 not a little kid
Al said on 23/Nov/12
@Bodwaya you do realize DiCaprio was like 14 years old in that film, he was a little kid.
Johnnyfive said on 2/Nov/12
This guy appears 5 11 or close to six foot in all of his films, however, i think this guy is a frequent lift wearer. I say hes probably 5 9 and a half.
Hew said on 27/Oct/12
Shade under 5´10
Hullywood 1.76m said on 13/Oct/12
No no no no, forget the "shoed height" or how you call it.
A guy who is 1.79m, isnt 1.82m in shoes. Not every celeb are wearing boots all the time, cause he want to be tall as possible.
1.79m seems really perfect vor him.
bodwaya said on 18/Sep/12
the western movie iam thinking of is quick and the dead with leo and and gene hackman. look it up. He looked an inch taller then leo who claims he 6 foot.
Silent d said on 18/Sep/12
Bodwaya the western movie is 3 10 to yuma and is christian bale in it not dicaprio unless you're talking about body of lies. 179cm. Aussie actors are more honest about their height. I just can't give him 181.5cm.
Len said on 14/Sep/12
He's probably 5'10". But he's buff which makes him look a larger man, especially paired with the lifts he often wears.
bodwaya said on 3/Aug/12
in this western movie he made with leonardo dicaprio who has claimed 6 foot he was an inch taller then him. I think crowe and leo should switch heights. Becuase crowe always looked 6 foot and leo has to be 5 foot 11
jtm said on 25/Jul/12
great actor but no more than 178cm. used to think he was 5'11.
said on 16/Jun/12
in this pic he looks equal heihgt to 6 foot denzel. their footwear is the same is equal. he must be downgrading his height Click Here
Dingo said on 10/Jun/12
Just saw him on Dancing With the Stars. Looked 6 foot. Especially next to 175cm Daniel McPherson.
Stiffelio said on 13/Feb/12
@johno: are you kidding? Crowe looked a good 3 inches shorter than Jackman at the Baftas.
johno said on 12/Feb/12
- Only seemed 1.5inches shorter then hugh jackman on the stage, in the BAFTAs 2012 award ceremony.
Tommy said on 10/Feb/12
He said of himself: "I'm 5-11 1/2 and a bit. In Australia, we call that a Collingwood Six-Footer," so he claims even taller than 5'11.5.
Silent d said on 27/Jan/12
O'Neil rob said 5 foot 11 and half above. I think he is 179cm. I doubt he is past 180cm.
O'Neil said on 25/Jan/12
crow fan there is absolutely no way what you said is true. He has never even claimed more than 5 11 himself, and it's pretty clear the tallest he could possibly be is 5 10, and thats pushing it
SIlent d said on 24/Jan/12
Crowefan 4 are you sure your husband and daughter are 6 foot? I believe you but i just want to be sure. Until then 179cm.
crowefan4 said on 18/Jan/12
we know crowe and his family personally..have seen him bare-footed. He is tall and more handsome in person-very seldom looks like himself in a movie.....He is every bit 5'11 1/2" ...my husband is 6' and our daughter is 6'....and they are pretty much eye to eye!
shewşonko said on 30/Dec/11
Did you think Russell Crowe Robin fat under the hood? Or Was slightly overweight?
I think his height flat 5'10..good day 5'10.25
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Dec/11
I think 5"11.5(182cm) is a shoed height
his stocky build makes him look taller
Could be closer to 5"10 flat like
SaimoN_ said on 14/Dec/11
I think Russel Crowe might actually be his claimed height of 5'11 1/2 because next to 6'2.5 Craig Bierko in Cinderella man I do not see that much of a height difference between them. Especielly in the boxing sequences, I can hardly imagine them filming Crowe in high sneakers or something xD
If he's not 5'11 1/2 I would put him at a strong 5'11 not 5'10.5
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m said on 11/Dec/11
5ft 10.25- 5ft 11 range during the day.
D said on 23/Nov/11
5'10" barefoot is absolutely spot on. Back in 1987 when Russell appeared on Neighhbours he was exactly the same height as 5'10" Craig Mclachlan and Guy Pearce. Funny how Hollywood actors have growth spurts in the 30's and 40's innit?
Silent d said on 19/Nov/11
I don't believe 181.75cm. He looks 179cm at most. I think he wears big shoes.
meme said on 6/Nov/11
DejaVu said on 23/Sep/11
Does not look over 178cm next to Bale who is 6'0. Could be a little under 178cm.
bam said on 19/Sep/11
i may have mentioned this but my 6'1ish uncle described him as "short".
anon said on 5/Aug/11
looks 3 inches shorter than christian bale in the yuma promos
hulk said on 23/Jul/11
5'11 is a JOKE
HE LOOOKS 5'10(MAYBE EVEN SMALLER) NEXT TO leonardo dicaprio(5'11)
hulk said on 23/Jul/11
5'11.5 in SHOES
Id say 5'10 Barefooooooooot
said on 12/Jul/11
Just saw Russell Crowe in East Sydney...Walked right past him ( as you know im 185-186cm) ... he was in Nike Air runners which are pretty well cushioned...probably gave him over 1.25 inches...to my 0.75 inch work shoe sole...but he was any easily looking 5'11" plus... Ive seen him a few times before, and hes always seemed around that mark...so this listing is probably pretty fair. The claims of 5'8" are just stupid, hes genuinely a solidly built guy.
[Editor Rob: the 5ft 8 rumours never did make sense with Russ.]
James said on 27/Jun/11
Does look 5'11 a lot in pics but i am sorry next to Christian Bale he looks under 179cm.
Arron said on 16/Jun/11
Just met him tonight (I know everyone says this haha) but I really did! Very soft spoken in person and has that funny John Nash crooked smile :) I'm 5'10 in dress shoes and he seemed at least 1 1/2 to 2+ inches taller then me. He was wearing what looked like Nike Shox. Could've have something in em. But if not he's def the height Rob lists and some change. He was also with Eli Roth and they were walking side by side and looked an inch taller then him.
PatB said on 9/Jun/11
I watched Crowe the other night in "The Next Three Days". It isn't a very good movie. Crowe is sadly out of shape now and possibly a little shorter too. He is now a pudgy middle aged man. He is usually one of the shorter men in the film frame. I would estimate that he is about 5'8", maybe less. The average American man is about 5'9" so you should expect that walking down the street the star wearing two inch lifts should look a bit taller than most men. Crowe looks shorter.
TruebloodFan said on 9/Jun/11
@Weirwolfe says on 6/Apr/11
'This man is a lift wearer just like Stallone, no doubt about it.'
this man's height is constant in all of his movies and public appearances. never is he under 5'10 or over 5'11. comparing him with Sly is like you're joking...
fuzzblaster said on 10/May/11
He's definitely no more than 5'10"...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Apr/11
5"10.5 to 5"11 looks about right...179.5cm
DejaVu said on 9/Apr/11
5'10 and can be slightly under.
Weirwolfe said on 6/Apr/11
5'9 and 1/2" barefoot, and only in the morning and standing tall with good posture I'd say. Most any shoes would make him 5'10 and 1/2". Celebrity shoe makers can easily make him appear 5'11" even with shoes that only look to have just a 1/2" heel. This man is a lift wearer just like Stallone, no doubt about it.
Joe Rossi said on 3/Apr/11
Larry is right, I have met him several times in Sydney and he is a good 1" shorter than me at 5" 10".
Lenad is sexy said on 17/Jan/11
solid 179cm guy
TruebloodFan said on 3/Jan/11
He looked 5ft10 in 'Gladiator'. But he looked 5ft11 in 'Virtuosity'. 5ft10.5 is correct.
Larry said on 20/Dec/10
My Cousin saw him at an event and said he stood no taller than me (5 9) and actually seemed shorter. look at any pics of him, he doesn't have the proportions of a 5 10-11 guy. And he deff uses lifts in his films and other times. most likely in the 5 9 range or less
Jimbo said on 10/Dec/10
Russell is not short that's for sure and looks 178cm 5'10.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Dec/10
179cm-180cm or 5"10.75...
dmeyer said on 20/Nov/10
i think he is 5 ft 10 flat he looks 2 in smaller than 6 ft bale who is for sure not over 6 ft rob is 178cm possible also there are pics of him with snoop dog wearing sleepers while crowe has nike shox crowe has 1 in advantage and dosnt even look 5 ft 11 he is about 5 ft 11.5 with 1.25 to 1.5 in heels
Anonymous said on 13/Nov/10
alwais seems 5 ft 10.25 to 5 ft 10.75 range abit over 5 ft 10 fits him
James said on 6/Nov/10
5'11 1/2 in shoes.
Matt said on 28/Oct/10
He's never looked tall to me, if he was 5'11 (and a half, as he says), I think he could get away with fudging 6'1 or so in shoes, but he certainly couldn't get away with it...obviously camera angles can show/conceal what they wish, but he has never looked like anything but average height to me, his pic with Christian Bale confirms it.
andy said on 15/Oct/07
yeah, he's a fairly big feller. defiantly not short.
anywhere from 179-181cm would seem correct.
Valeri said on 8/Oct/07
yeah sure rane.and im brad pitt. Many times seen him in person ha. at least 5'11? well,check out christian bale next to crowe.Crowe has claimed 6ft and looks it always next to say 6'2-6'3 guys like hugh jackman and freeman.Crowe is 5'10 or maybe under I'd say.A 5'10.5 guy wouldnt look that much shorter than 6ft bale. Looked a bit taller than 5'9 foster.
glenn said on 24/Sep/07
yes,he isnt short.
rane said on 23/Sep/07
If ben foster is truly 5'8", then he had big boots on - russell crowe is at least 5'11" maybe 1/2" more--please dont you have something better to do..i hae seen him in person many times either in barefeet or with running shoes, etc. he is tall
glenn said on 23/Sep/07
danielle,this is a website to discuss various height and fluctuations.if you dont like it,shouldnt you have something else to do? why are you on here then?
danielle said on 23/Sep/07
i can't believe so many people are so concerned w/ a couple of inches. haven't you guys got something better to do? 5'10 or5'11 big deal. we know he's fairly tall, not short not super tall. how's that!
glenn said on 18/Sep/07
believe me i was expecting 5-9.i was shocked at how tall and stocky he was.
Daniel said on 17/Sep/07
Crowe seems 5'11'' to 5'11.5'' barefeet, as Glenn says. Anyway, I don't think he can be less than 5'11'', unless he slouches.
Franco said on 17/Sep/07
he is a weakish 5'10.5 he 178-179cm indeed is his barefoot height, 180+ in shoes, so when he said 5'11.5 he wasnt lying ,that would be his height in shoes lol
he doesnt look short, he does look bulky and his face is like melted cheese, but not short.
178-179cm is correct.
glenn said on 16/Sep/07
that doesnt mean anything outofbench.i met him plenty of times too and usually looked 5-11.5.of course other times 5-10ish.hard to pin down.one encounter is never enough.and depending on what year you saw him,he doesnt pose.since 2006 he has been posing with fans.
OutBenchThis said on 16/Sep/07
When I met him, I found him to be close to 5'10" (5'9.5-5'9.75") but not any bigger so I'd say 177cm would be on the money..I wish now I got a photo with him so I could shut the clowns up that think he is 5'11" ! He'd be 5'11"- 5'11.5" in dress shoes but barefoot 177cm (around 5'9.5"). I will acknowledge that I met him at night so the 177cm would be his 'evening hieght'.
mcfan said on 15/Sep/07
Where do people come off with 5'9 for Crowe? He's just got wide shoulders and is broad. He might be close to 5'11.
OutBenchThis said on 11/Sep/07
Like I've said before 5'9.5" is what i thought he was when I met him here in Australia..the photos with Bale appear to reinforce my stance..he doesn't seem to where large shoes all the time but apparently expects people to buy into the idea that he's close to 6ft..I guess some people do..
dmeyer said on 11/Sep/07
he looks very mush shorter than bale so 5'10 flat max
said on 11/Sep/07
I strongly doubt Bale wears lifts. Looks like regular dress shoes to me here:
the shredder said on 11/Sep/07
I think Russell Crowe is 178cm .
dmeyer said on 10/Sep/07
i remember bale lookind a solid 2.5 in under freeman and then looking similar height so bale might wear elevator to look 6'1 plus
antron said on 10/Sep/07
He looks 5'11 in shoes. Never looks short or shortish (which 5'9"ers can, think Adam Sandler, Andy Garcia or Charlie Sheen). Russell is a legit 5'10" flat. Bale is 6ft and a bit (184?cm).
Viper said on 7/Sep/07
Its 5 inches between your eyes to the top of your head on average. Its actually a little over that for me.
KT said on 5/Sep/07
"I did get the impression of 5'9 after seeing Crowe in Gladiator, which he wore sandals throughout"
^ You know, I take back this comment. After watching Gladiator again, I noticed he didn't look 5 inches shorter than Djimon Hounsou. And Hounsou was in sandals, just like Russell. (I think everyone generally agrees Djimon Hounsou is a legit 6'2) A 5 inch difference would make Russell look like an infant, which he didn't.
They say it's 4 inches from the eyes to the top of the head. Based on that, I'd say Russell looked 4 inches shorter. No more than that. 5'10 flat seems more believable. I'd have a hard time believing a 5'9 man would claim 5'11.5, while a 5'10 guy with lifts can claim 6 feet easy.
Bale could be wearing lifts..never know. But Russell is 5'10.
said on 4/Sep/07
i was wrong, crowe's 5'11.5 claim is bollocks. He's 5'10.5 with bad posture.
Valeri said on 3/Sep/07
crowe looks 3 inches under Bale and exactly same(check the top of the heads) as foster. So he is no more than 5'9,since he was wearing cowboy boots on that premiere,giving him another half an inch,so might be 5'8.5.But Bale is 6ft for sure,since if he was 5'11-5'11.5 then crowe would be 5'7.5-5'8 and he's not. Either that or Crowe is only 2 inches smaller at least as all the pics show. They seem to have similar postures as well.
KT said on 31/Aug/07
Wow, Crowe looks so short next to Bale. Surprising. Definitely looks 5'9 or so. I did get the impression of 5'9 after seeing Crowe in Gladiator, which he wore sandals throughout. And the pics with Ben Foster just puts the nail in the coffin for any guys still selling Crowe as 5'11-6'0.
Because it's not just 1 picture, it's like 10 of them showing him look the same height as Foster and a lot shorter than bale. Maybe as Crowe got older he decided to ditch the lifts.
balegirl said on 30/Aug/07
Wow. It's amazing how adamant people remain even in when presented with the latest evidence (ie 310 to Yuma pics). If RC is indeed 5'11" than Bale is at least 6'1" and we know that is NOT the case as we have seen Bale in the Batman film with Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Laim Neeson all towering over him. Bale is probably 5'11" and Crowe looks easily 2 inches shorter. He's 5'9 MAX.
Melv said on 28/Aug/07
Much less than 5ft 10.5. He's lucky in some photos Bale is helping him by leaning towards him. Unfortunately in other photos they are both standing straight and Bale is a full 3 inches taller than Crowe. There are many who argue Bale is less not more than 6ft. I don't know about that. He looks close enough to exactly 6 ft. The photos with Ben Foster are even more damning of Crowe's claim he is 5ft 11 1/2. There was also a story Crowe took his boots off at a celebrity bash and his agent told him "Put them back on. You are ruining the illusion."
xaoxio said on 28/Aug/07
yes, he looks less than 5'10.5"
Albert said on 27/Aug/07
wow, looks short with Foster. i was sure this guy was around 5"10 but he might be even less.
said on 26/Aug/07
Bale is consistently 6ft all the time.
Check all the pics on Wireimage and Getty. Crowe is 2.5 inches shorter than Bale and wearing thicker footwear.
5ft 9 Ben Foster is the exact same height as Crowe.
I always said this guy is 5ft 9 without lifts or cowboy boots. He was an inch taller than Paul Giamatti in Cinderella Man.
glenn said on 24/Aug/07
the thing is bales height is up for debate.i never saw him,but you here 6ft to 6-2 for him.i saw crowe alot.he appeared 5-10 or 5-11.5 depending.he was shockingly tall and wide the first time i saw him.i was expecting 5-9.
Lmeister said on 24/Aug/07
Come on the pics just show that Mr Bale is a legit 6'0'' and Russell is around 5'10''-5'11''. Ben Foster does look 5'8''- 5'9''
Melvin said on 23/Aug/07
Crowe is also wearing thicker footwear. I can't see him being 5ft 10. Never have.
said on 23/Aug/07
Here's a photo with Christian Bale showing the height difference with Christian Bale at the 3:10 to Yuma premiere:
I'm a little surprised at the difference, but Crowe definitely doesn't look "five eleven and a bit" there.
Also, at the premiere, Ben Foster looks taller, though he is no doubt aided by his proximity to the camera here:
Melv said on 23/Aug/07
Appeared 2.5-3 inches shorter in thick footwear next to Christian Bale this week at a premiere .
Ed said on 17/Aug/07
He looked 5ft9 in Proof of Life. Most recently in the trailer for American Gangster with Denzel Washington, he looks pretty short and stocky as well and he looks to be wearing cowboy boots again.
Lmeister said on 16/Aug/07
JC I think you should quit talking BS. Some people do give a shorter impression. I'm 5'8'' and ppl have said that I look short like around 5'6''. Then again a lot ppl have said that I look 5'10''ish. Russell does give a shorter impression and so does Sly. I used to think that they are around 5'7''- 5'9''. Eventhough they really are around 5'9''- 5'11''.
JC said on 15/Aug/07
Albi im 5'10 and the lowest ive been guessed at 5'11 most of the time..never lower than 5'10 so either your not 5'10 or youre making this story up
glenn said on 15/Aug/07
albi could you repeat this on the sly page? thanks.