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Russell Crowe height: 5ft 10.5in (179 cm)

New Zealand born Australian best known for films such as Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, LA Confidential and Romper Stomper. In 2005 he said "I'm 5-11 1/2, and I had to go down to 172" when talking about Cinderella Man. He has also said 5ft 11.5 and a 'little bit'.
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Dmeyer says on 30/Nov/14
Tom me he looks 5'10 Max 10.25in
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 28/Nov/14
Crowe could look 5ft11 a lot in the 90's. I wouldn't list him lower than this.
Dejavu says on 27/Nov/14
He looks 5'10
Joe says 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.
Big T says on 13/Nov/14
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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.
Big T says 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!

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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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 30/Oct/14
He was doing stunt work in Noah I think aswell.
Judd says on 22/Oct/14
5'10" fits him a lot in my opinion
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says 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 says on 6/Oct/14
maybe not 5'9 flat but he isn't 5'11.
dom says on 5/Oct/14
The 59 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 511 but I suspect his height has always been inflated by an inch. That puts Crowe at bang on 511.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says 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 says on 24/Sep/14
Anything under 5'10 for Crowe is madness
Joe says 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 says 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 says on 8/Sep/14
He's 5'10 with shoes on at the most
Dejavu says on 24/Aug/14
Looked 5'10 max next to Henry Cavill.
slimsmith says 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 says on 13/Aug/14
@ melambar 178 -179 is not short. It still above the average. Short is 170-173
maximus says 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 says on 23/Jul/14
i expected him to be shorter
Amy says on 19/Jun/14
"he is a shorty at 5"10.5'

179 isn't short, haha.
Mr. Dingus says 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 says on 23/May/14
he is a shorty at 5"10.5' or 179 cm. lol
Intermission says on 23/May/14
why did you upgraded him Rob?
[Editor Rob: he's been on this mark for many years]
Cacau says on 21/May/14
Jeff Daniels looks 15cm taller than Russel in 'State of play'
Alex says on 21/May/14
In "American Gangster" he has the built of a 1m78 guy. Nothing above 180cm for sure
Afg says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 14/Apr/14
Russell Crowe is 5'10.
Sam says on 12/Apr/14
I thought about 5'7 after seeing Noah.
GUK says 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 says on 30/Mar/14
Saw Noah tonight, he looked like a pretty solid five ten to me, maybe 10.5
jtm says 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 says 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 says on 20/Feb/14
I forgot to mention that on the mug shot russell's hair made him appear 70 inches....
vinnie says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 9/Feb/14
He seemed shorter than Connie Nielsen (5'10) in Gladiator...
Realist says 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 says on 12/Jan/14
5'9 and a ahalf
Sam says 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 says on 6/Jan/14
5"10
Lenad is sexy says on 4/Jan/14
he's definitely calling this 5-11 1/2 in shoes
lelman says on 4/Jan/14
I thought he was at least 6 foot, gives the impression of a taller guy.
Arch Stanton says 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 says on 6/Dec/13
The usual case of 5'9.5-5'10 claiming to be 5'11.
JJ says 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 says 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 says on 5/Nov/13
I think he is 5'10 and not over.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says 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 says on 10/Oct/13
I'd say 5'11.25
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says 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 says 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 says on 8/Sep/13
5'11 morning 5'10-10.25 evening
MarcusTheSwede says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 31/Aug/13
Might be 5ft11in/180cm. Wakes at 5ft11.5-11.75in.
He looked 6ft in Gladiators.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 31/Aug/13
Rob, is 180cm possible for Crowe?
jamz says 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 says on 5/Aug/13
Nice pic Arch!

Weird, he actually does looks 6ft1 if Bettany is 6ft3.5.
Arch Stanton says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 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.
Arch Stanton says 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]
Arch Stanton says on 19/Jul/13
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Rob how tall is the guy on the left?
bodwaya says on 14/Jul/13
in beautiful mind he edged ed harris who is 5 foot 9
Rey says 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 says on 30/Jun/13
i've said it before and i'll say it again. he is no more than 5'10 flat.
Misha says 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.
Shade under says 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 says on 27/May/13
He struggles to look over 5'10'' with Bale.
Lon says 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 says 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 says 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
Mike says on 11/Apr/13
Next to Ralph Moeller in Gladiator looked flat 5'10".5'11.5" is defo out of question.
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That's a very interesting pic isn't it Rob? Dijmon Hounsou also looks like a shrimp here.
Anonymous says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 16/Feb/13
this guy is 5ft10-11, average height. 178cm at night is spot on.
Arch Stanton says on 12/Feb/13
He doesn't look under 5'11" next to Jackman...
Arch Stanton says on 12/Feb/13
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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 says 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 says on 23/Jan/13
no he was in quick in the dead with gene hackman and leo look it up
Silent d says 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 says 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 says on 11/Jan/13
He looks the height he's listed at with baron Cohen.
Dan says on 8/Jan/13
Next to 6'0 Christian Bale he definitely does not look 5'11,5.
bam says 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]
stevo says 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 says on 18/Dec/12
5'10 in the morning
SG says on 17/Dec/12
after seeing him with hugh jackman id say a solid 5'9.5-10
Artyzip says on 11/Dec/12
Crowe looks kind of short in this picture:
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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 says 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 says on 23/Nov/12
@Bodwaya you do realize DiCaprio was like 14 years old in that film, he was a little kid.
Johnnyfive says 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 says on 27/Oct/12
Shade under 510
Hullywood 1.76m says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 25/Jul/12
great actor but no more than 178cm. used to think he was 5'11.
bodwaya says 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 says on 10/Jun/12
Just saw him on Dancing With the Stars. Looked 6 foot. Especially next to 175cm Daniel McPherson.
Stiffelio says on 13/Feb/12
@johno: are you kidding? Crowe looked a good 3 inches shorter than Jackman at the Baftas.
johno says on 12/Feb/12
- Only seemed 1.5inches shorter then hugh jackman on the stage, in the BAFTAs 2012 award ceremony.
Tommy says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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.

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