How tall is Samuel L Jackson

Samuel L Jackson's Height

6ft 1in (185 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 2in (188 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films Pulp Fiction, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Jurassic Park, A Time to Kill, Jackie Brown, The Negotiator, Unbreakable, Django Unchained and as agent Nick Fury in the Marvel Universe. He says on an MSN Chat when asked how alike he and his 'Changing Lanes' character are: "He's black, I'm black. He's 6'3, I'm 6'3. He weighs a little more than I weigh now, but other than that, not at all."

How tall is Samuel L Jackson
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Lenad 5ft9.75in said on 19/Jul/16
Now that's quite a downgrade. I wouldn't rule out 189cm for him when younger. 188 seems more likely but
alex italy said on 13/Jul/16
He appears slightly taller t'han cusack in cell
Peter 179cm said on 9/Jul/16
I'd go with: 187cm peak,184cm these days,it's more than fair considering he looks at most 183 next to Skarsgard in the Tarzan premiere.
Peter 179cm said on 9/Jul/16
@ Danimal (176-178cm) That's barely an inch difference between 6'0 peak Travolta and Jackson...He was max 187cm at his peak imo so a weak 6'2 claiming 6'3-not so typical.
Alex said on 6/Jul/16
No way he is 185 cm barefoot, he is 183 at best, he is too short next to Skarsgard. Probably he lost some height, counting his age now, but surely he never was so tall as he said.
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 30/Jun/16
Samuel is 67 years old (68 this year). He has easily lost over 1" in height (which is the average height loss for a man who is pushing 70). He claims having been 6'3" in his youth and next to 6'0" + John Travolta in 1994, he looked to be over a flat 6'2". Looked at least 6'2.5" and could have rounded up to 6'3" (or was 6'3" out of bed):

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Danimal (176-178cm) said on 30/Jun/16
Just saw the premiere of Tarzan tonight. Samuel Looked short next to 6'4" Alexander Skarsgård in the movie. Some pics Samuel looks under 6'0" and some pics he looks at least 6'1".

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Danimal (176-178cm) said on 30/Jun/16
Looking short next to 6'4" Alexander Skarsgård (Tarzan). Just saw the premiere of Tarzan tonight.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 29/Jun/16
Peak: 189 CM
Today: 186 CM

That's what he looks a few years ago by Ryan Reynolds and Snoop Dogg.
James B said on 19/Jun/16
He has footware disadvantage with skasgard
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jun/16
Rob, could you add Jungle Fever to that list?
Editor Rob: there's a lot of good films he's been in, I think what's listed is ok.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jun/16
Could pull off 6ft3 at times in some of his early films.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/16
"Samuel L. Jackson's Height is 6ft 1½in (186.69cm)"
"Peak height was 6ft 2¼(188.595cm)"

I think he can still clear 6ft1 today when he stands for a measurement and that scene with Laurence Fishburne rules out anything less than a strong 6ft2 in his prime.
Ice said on 31/May/16
His posture def was very poor in Django , yet he still had Dicaprio by at least 3-4 cm . 186 - 187 cm range for him today .
Andrea said on 26/May/16
Yeah, that's a shocking photo, Arch! I doubt you can argue he looks even a mm over 6' there... But again Alexander is another guy who makes everybody look shorter than their listing!
Judd said on 25/May/16
Of course he was 6'2 in my opinion but I am not sure about his current height. I think he might be a very strong 6'1, like 185-186 cms! Even 6'1.25" seems reasonable
berta said on 25/May/16
yeah now after looking on photos with him and Skarsgård and ryan reynold i would say he actually look like a weak 6 foot 1 could even be down to 184 at worst. Hm maybe he wasnt taller than 188 peak
Arch Stanton said on 23/May/16
Holy crap, I've never seen Jackson looks short like he does in that photo with Skarsgard, scary. Just shows how very tall Skarsgard really is!!
Sam said on 17/May/16
Yeah, I think this more arguable than him being anywhere near 6'2" now. Sometimes he can look even less than 6'1" these days but can still look near the mark with better posture. At peak he could've passed for more than 6'2" at times!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/May/16
I'd go with 186-187cm range today, not sure he's just 185cm...yet
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/16
Ohsorry Rob I didn't see that! Wow...

You sure he looks that low today?
Editor Rob: looking at last year, yes I can see him more 6ft 1 than 2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/16
He does look like he's struggling with 6ft2 at times now but might have what Rob calls "hidden height" and stretch up to it when measured properly.
grizz said on 13/May/16
Berta,no way. Even full 6'1 is a stretch. Next to 6'2 Reynolds,he is 1 inch shorter at least. Bear in mind that even Reynolds doubts he's full 6'2 (he was once quoted saying 6'1-6'2).
I would go with 6'0.75
berta said on 10/May/16
yeah he is probably just a Little over 6 foot 1 now at best 187 . Somewhere in the 186-87 range now but i still Believe he was a Little over 6 foot 2 peak
Andrea said on 8/May/16
Rob, don't tell me he looks 6'1 with Alexander! He looks 6' at most, well at least in that picture... Let alone 6'2!
Editor Rob: he might look under 6ft 1 there, but I still think overall he can look about 6ft 1.
Sam said on 6/May/16
He looks pretty good for his age overall, but it's definitely time for Rob to acknowledge some height loss for Samuel L., he generally looks around 6'1" these days. With Dwayne Johnson, Jackson was wearing a rather lower heel sneaker compared to Johnson's chunky boots as I recall which accentuated their height difference but that on top of Jackson looking only a bit taller than Chris Evans (based on premiere photos, they look about the same in The Winter Soldier) and that it would be generous to say he looks 3 inches shorter than Skarsgard.
Editor Rob: 6ft 1 today is entirely possible for him, he's reached an age where losing height looks likely, but even 5 years ago I think he still could look nearer 6ft 2 than 1.
Johan said on 6/May/16
I still think 6'1" max nowadays. Unless Alexander is a liar and is really 6'5" + .

Also noticeably shorter than Dwayne Johnson. I can buy 6'2" for his peak or very close to it but he looks alot smaller now.
Andrea said on 3/May/16
He certainly looks nowhere near 6'2 next to Alexander: Click Here
Dejavu said on 24/Apr/16
He could be a weak 6'2 today but this could be due to his posture and footwear. I think there is a chance that he is still a legit 6'2 today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Apr/16
Rob, a 6ft2 flat guy could not pull that off....
Editor Rob: true, unless there was a slope in the pavement.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Apr/16
189cm peak
Berta said on 13/Apr/16
I Think he was 189 when he was Young and by now he is down to 187.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Apr/16
Rob, could you look at this clip from School Daze?


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I'm telling you...he looks 6ft4 beside Laurence Fishburne! Something is not right
Editor Rob: he could look over 6ft 3 in the clip, but without knowing if the ground was level or shoes level.
TJE said on 7/Apr/16
Sam looked a good 2 inches taller than Travolta, but has he lost much since? He doesn't look frail but

188-189 peak
187-188 today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Apr/16
Travolta I think could have been 6ft0½(184cm) in the Kotter/Carrie/Fever/Grease days
Dejavu said on 3/Apr/16
He is taller than Channing Tatum by at least an inch.
Lorne??? said on 21/Mar/16
Peak 6ft2.25, now, 187cm range evening. 1.5-75, he wears flats at times.

No way Travolta 183.5 if Sam wasn't close to 189cm in the 90's.

Even if Travolta dropped a half cm, it doesn't add up.

I do think John looked an honest 183-183.5 peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Mar/16
"Peak height was 6ft 2½in (189.2cm)

Today between 6ft1½-2 range
007 said on 15/Mar/16
Samuel is at least a cm shorter than Tom Hiddleston. Thats why I believe his is in the 6'1" range. Click Here
Here with Prince Harry(186cm) Click Here Harry does have shoe advantage, but he slouches more, looks to me that his shoes are about 1.5" Click Here and Samuels looks to be around an inch. Harry looks about 0.75inch taller, but with out shoes I believe they are about the same height.
Looking into to it more I believe he is more of a 186cm than my previous estimate of 184-185cm.
In conclusion Samuel is not 188cm anymore.
Sam said on 15/Mar/16
Arch, me and my friend liked Hateful 8 considerably more than most folks seem to. I'd rank it way above Inglorious Basterds, somewhat above Django Unchained and close to the same level as the 2 Kill Bills and Tarantino's best standalone since Jackie Brown. I just felt Django and especially Basterds was kind of a scattershot collection of "cool" scenes without bothering with strong character building, excluding I'd say Waltz's characters, or consistency. That and Ennio Morricone put it over ok for me but based on the faint or damning praise for Hateful 8, not many felt that!
AlexMahone said on 12/Mar/16
Mr Bond what are you talking about? Evans wears a massive boots and Jackson is slouching. In the third picture Hiddleston is closer to the camera and jackson is slouching again. These are no proofs.
007 said on 7/Mar/16
Samuel with Chris Evans(183cm) and Tom Hiddleston(187cm) Click Here
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Samuel needs a downgrade to 184-5cm. Rob do us a justice.
S.J.H said on 5/Mar/16
6'1.5 nowadays or to say his 186.5cm by night
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Mar/16
I thought the original 6ft2½(189cm) peak was bang on. A weak 6ft2 now though
TJE said on 4/Feb/16
I don't think he's lost more height than Morgan Freeman.
Arch Stanton said on 18/Jan/16
Looking below, Sam thought exactly the same thing haha!
Arch Stanton said on 18/Jan/16
@Rob, I think he's lost a bit now, he's really getting on. Agree he doesn't look shorter than Ronaldo. I think similar peak and current to Morgan Freeman, perhaps you'd tweak to 6'2.25 peak and 6'1.5 now? In the early 90s I think he could really look around 189, similar sort of look on screen to Freeman I thought. The Hateful 8 was OK, but there's too many above to also mention it. Perhaps you could squeeze it in for Kurt Russell (one of his greatest performances IMO)
Editor Rob: the 2.25/1.5 is entirely possible...I think even going back 10 years he could still look about 6ft 2, now maybe he looks a fraction under 6ft 2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jan/16
187cm at worst today and a solid 189cm guy in his prime
Idk said on 7/Jan/16
Definitely full 6'2. As for that Ronaldo pic it just goes to prove that he's 186
LoganNoll1996 said on 28/Dec/15
I've got a feeling Hateful 8 will be added to his list of films above. I always got the impression he was a 6'2 guy. Not sure if he's lost height. He could be 6'1.5" nowadays.
the shredder said on 4/Dec/15
Rob , what would you give his weight for Pulp Fiction? He looked in shape.
Rory said on 26/Nov/15
In the pic with Ronaldo id have said he was taller, not the other way round..CR7 6'1..SLJ 6'1.5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/15
He can appear 6ft1 range at times but straightened out I think he's still 6ft2 or very close to it
007 said on 11/Nov/15
I think Samuel needs a little downgrade. 184-185 cm.
007 said on 9/Nov/15
Rob, Samuel took a photo with Cristiano Ronaldo(185cm) and C.R looked a little taller, but mind you I don not know of their foot wear. Click Here I would say Samuel is around 184 cm. What is your take Rob?
Editor Rob: I wouldn't have guessed he looked shorter than ronaldo there. Both may not be at their best stance.
Andrea said on 21/Sep/15
Rampage, it's funny how you ask if Kobe could be 194 and then say Samuel is (still) near 6'2: Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/15
Peak
190.5cm out of bed
188.5cm before bed

Today
189.5cm out of bed
187.5cm before bed
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/15
Peak
190.5 out of bed
188.5cm before bed

Today
189.5cm out of bed
187.5cm before bed
Mike said on 17/Sep/15
I would say about 6ft 1.25/186 cm today and around 6ft 2-2.25 188-189 cm peak
Mike said on 17/Sep/15
I would say about 6ft 1.25/186 cm today and around 6ft 2-2.25 188-189 cm peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Sep/15
Near 6ft3 in his 30's, IMO. I'd be hard pressed to find him in anything pre-1987
Aza said on 5/Sep/15
'Snakes on a plane' .......not his best acting moment for sure!
james said on 1/Sep/15
He was a strong 6'2 during the 90's and early 2000's now he has lost in inch ..I say 6'1 today
Sam said on 21/Aug/15
Rob, would you consider doing a 189 cm/6'2.25" peak listing and a 187 cm/6'1.5" current listing for Samuel L.? He's looks quite youthful for his age but is in his late 60s now and some loss would be expected, right?
Mike said on 9/Aug/15
Strong 6ft 2 peak and closer to 6ft 1 nowadays.
BorkLaser said on 28/Jul/15
Looked taller than solid 6'1" Colin Firth on Kingsman: The Secret Service. I think the current listing is good! If anything, he's maybe 187cm now but no less.
nick said on 22/Jun/15
6'1 prime. Pictures with Danny glover prove this
Peyman said on 10/Jun/15
Peak 188
Today 186

I think He looked 6 1" in coach Carter
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jun/15
189-190cm peak
187-188cm today
Sam said on 2/Jun/15
He looks nearly the same height a lot of the time recently with Chris Evans and Evans strikes me as a not particularly strong six footer.
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On the other hand, I wouldn't question a peak of 6'2.25", he looked pretty dead-even with Ben Affleck not that long ago in Changing Lanes.
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His posture might not be the best but I wonder if he can straighten up that much due to his nearing 70. I could see 6'2.25" peak, 6'1"-6'1.25" now, the latter is generous!
Dmeyer said on 28/May/15
188 peak 186-7cm now
Lorne??? said on 9/May/15
You should give him 6ft2.25 peak, or otherwise drop Travolta to 6 feet flat.(Which has always been a distinct possibil
Not, 6ft1.5 range. He only looks 185-6 with poor posture/lesser footwear.

Oops, I meant now, he's 6ft1.5 range.
Lorne??? said on 9/May/15
You should give him 6ft2.25 peak, or otherwise drop Travolta to 6 feet flat.(Which has always been a distinct possibility)

Not, 6ft1.5 range. He only looks 185-6 with poor posture/lesser footwear.
Lorne??? said on 5/May/15
He used to have a current...

I always thought 6ft2.25 was closer, but you now think he was 6'2 flat? If that's the case, no way Travolta was even a mm over 6ft in 1994.

What made you downgrade?
AlexMahone said on 5/May/15
I have no stadiometer (not measured Jackson himself) and no eagle eyes but in this picture (he's leaning a little bit) he has the same height like Tom Hiddleston. They both wears same shoes but look at Chris Evans boots!

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Andrea said on 5/May/15
Yeah, today he doesn't look much over 6'1... Not a chance he's 6'2! 6'1.25 is probably fairer!
Sam said on 2/Apr/15
Rob, would you consider a current height, he can look 6'1.5" tops these days IMO.
Dmeyer said on 22/Mar/15
Strong 6'2 peak looking 6'2.5 in big shoes , to day near enaught 6'2 looks 6'1 in bad posture so no léss then 6'1.5 today
Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" said on 21/Mar/15
He was 6'2.25" in his peak, and he's 6'1" today. He consistently appears shorter than actors who are actually 187-188 CM today.
Judd said on 5/Mar/15
noway today he's still 6'2"...i think he might need a downgrade...actually in the last years he did look 6'1.25" (6'1.5" being very very generous).
Agree about his peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Feb/15
Didn't drop below 6ft2½(189cm) in his prime and probably cleared 6ft3 out of bed. I think he's around 6ft2 today.
5'11' Barefoot said on 25/Jan/15
never 6'3" even with shoes.
Sam said on 9/Jan/15
Rob, could you add Jungle Fever, A Time to Kill, Jackie Brown, The Negotiator and Django Unchained to his credits?

Django and The Sunset Limited remind you he is a damn excellent actor even if these days he basically always plays almost innerchangeable badass, bald, one-liner-spouting "Samuel L. Jackson types".
Celebheights 188 CM said on 30/Dec/14
He's 6'1" today.
184.3cm said on 29/Dec/14
Easily shorter than Dwayne Johnson in The Other Guys. I thought he was 6'1 range.
slothee said on 27/Dec/14
Peak: 6'2", today: 6'1".
Lonestar said on 15/Dec/14
Rob, don't you think uncle sam had drop a half inch at 60s now? He really look no more than 187cm and could even look like a legitimate 6'1.25 guy
Danimal said on 9/Dec/14
Mike says on 3/Dec/14
Again Rob can you add more movies like Patriot Games, The Incredibles, Shaft, the Star Wars prequel Trilogy, Jungle Fever, Jackie Brown, Unbreakable, The 51st State and Django Unchained. He's in a lot of movies lol.

This isn't a movie site. This is a height site. Why should Rob have to list all of your favorite movies?
Sam said on 5/Dec/14
How about a peak and current height for him?...he looks sub-6'2" quite a bit recently such as near Dwayne Johnson or Chris Evans in The Winter Soldier.
Mike said on 3/Dec/14
Again Rob can you add more movies like Patriot Games, The Incredibles, Shaft, the Star Wars prequel Trilogy, Jungle Fever, Jackie Brown, Unbreakable, The 51st State and Django Unchained. He's in a lot of movies lol.
[Editor Rob: yeah he has too many good movies he's been in over the years!]
Mike said on 3/Dec/14
Very strong 6ft 2 peak and probably woke up at 6ft 2.75 or 6ft 3.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Nov/14
Still got 1in on Colin Firth in The Secret Service and Mr. R spotted him at an exact 6ft2. Closer to 6ft3 in his 20s-30s, quite possibly about 190cm. Was still looking 6ft2-6ft3 in the early 2000's
177cmGuy said on 17/Nov/14
189-190cm could be his peak height and he was listed at this height previously. Today I can see him at 186-187cm.
Judd said on 15/Nov/14
today can't be taller than 6'1"...he looks as tall as Tarantino (6'1") with a better posture and probably a shoes advantage:

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mike said on 11/Nov/14
Rob, can you also add other films like Jurassic Park and Snakes on a Plane?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Oct/14
He did a solid 6ft3 in Jackie Brown.
Dmeyer said on 31/Oct/14
Rob i do think he looked solid 6'2 peak and near 6'2 now and course can look 6'1-1.5 when in 1-1.5cm trainer and weak posture
AlexMahone said on 31/Oct/14
Another downgrading topic. John Cusak IS NOT I repeat, IS NOT 187cm. At least 188.

In the movie 1408 Cusack had a massive hair advantage but the eyelevels of this two are the same. I think Jackson didn't loose any height at age 66.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Oct/14
Looks 6'3.5" in Jackie Brown!
Judd said on 14/Oct/14
mike says on 19/Aug/14
peak: night/morning 6ft 2in-6ft 2.75in 188-190 cm
today: night/morning 6ft 1.5in-6ft 2.25in 187-189 cm

i perfectly agree with you...strong 6'2" on his prime...
in 2008 he was a bit shorter than 6'1.75" john cusack, so 6'1.5" as his current height is a fair listing...
Dejavu said on 14/Oct/14
He can look 6'1 when he slouches. Maybe he is a weak 6'2 today .
mike said on 9/Oct/14
Peak: 6ft 2-2.25in 188-189 cm
Today: 6ft 1.5-1.75in 187 cm
mike said on 19/Aug/14
peak: night/morning 6ft 2in-6ft 2.75in 188-190 cm
today: night/morning 6ft 1.5in-6ft 2.25in 187-189 cm
mike said on 18/Aug/14
Samuel L Jackson's height is 6ft 1.75in (187 cm)
Peak height was 6ft 2.25in (188 cm)
177cmGuy said on 18/Aug/14
Rob do you think there's a chance he hit 190cm with his peak height? Maybe that's where he got his 6'3 claim.
berta said on 10/Jul/14
not peak height of 189 anymore?
mike said on 6/Jun/14
6ft 2 peak 6ft 1.5-.75 today.
SaveUsY2J said on 5/Jun/14
@jtm: I don't know what photos of Jackson and Hiddleston you've been looking at, because Hiddleston is barely taller, if at all. He's under 6'2 nowadays but a flat 6'1 is too low. I'd go 6'1.5 in 2014, maybe 6'2.5 peak.
Andrea said on 3/Jun/14
Lol, Rob, at first i thought he was dead, because you removed his peak height... This is for sure more accurate because he never looked a mm over 6'2 to me, not even at his peak! Now he can look barely 6'1 a lot!
AAAA said on 21/May/14
with jeff goldblum back in 1993

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cole said on 20/May/14
@Editor Rob: He really isn't a 6'2 guy anymore. He has consistantly looked nearer 6'1 as of late. Time for a downgrade.
[Editor Rob: today he can be 6ft 1.5...he also sometimes wears flatter footwear at events]
jtm said on 20/May/14
inch shorter than tom hiddleston. he is not 6'2 anymore.
the shredder said on 14/May/14
He is 6 '1 , He looks it with waltz also. Peak 6 '2
Alex 6'0 said on 12/May/14
Here are pics of Sam Jackson and Chris Evans together. Evans is listed 6'0 on here and looks about that maybe 5'11.5 at worst. He has a bit more footwear than Jackson has but still Jackson doesn't look anything over 6'1 if Evans is 6'0. No way a 2 inch difference even taking into account the small footwear advantage.

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Alex 6'0 said on 9/May/14
He looked 6'1 with Chris Evans in Captain America
Andrea said on 24/Apr/14
Rob, do you really think he was two big inches taller than John Travolta in Pulp Fiction? He looked maybe 1.5 inch taller than John, to me... And considering that John was 6' range, it's hard to believe he was ever over 6'2. Today he looks more and more 6'1... His 6'3 claim is quite hilarious
[Editor Rob: he could look just 6ft 2 flat]
Magnus said on 24/Mar/14
Strong 6'2 peak

Strong 6'1 today
Rey said on 22/Mar/14
Clearly taller than Travolta in Pulp Fiction. Six-two and some change in his peak.
James B said on 15/Mar/14
In 51st state looked a strong 6'2 but then that was a very long time ago now
teamcoco said on 15/Mar/14
looks the same height as conan
viapto said on 8/Mar/14
see photo with tarantino 6' 1 shoulder to shoulder, same height. Click Here
viapto said on 8/Mar/14
samuel looks sometimes same height forest witaker but actually in photos with justin timberlake 6' or chris evans 6' looks only one inch taller that they, he also look smaller that Quentin Tarantino 6' 1, tom hiddleston 6' 2, morgan freeman 6' 2 or the rock 6' 3. Click Here I thing he actually is 6' 1.
Freddy said on 15/Feb/14
hmm, I can buy 6'2 in the 90s but nowadays he looks 6'1
Johnny Blaze said on 30/Jan/14
I'm 6'2 and walked right next to him in a store and he was a little taller than me. 6'2.5-6'3 is correct.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jan/14
Rob is 187cm range today closer?
Angelaa said on 12/Jan/14
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Inch taller than 6ft1 Christano Ronaldo
Lenad is sexy said on 11/Jan/14
probably a weak 6'2 now. not convinced he was ever 6'3 though
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Dec/13
Honestly looked 189-190cm in the 90s
Shorty said on 30/Nov/13
He is 1.5 to 2 inches shorter than 190 cm rock
Manza said on 27/Nov/13
He is 6.1 he is 2 inches shorter than rock 6.3
Nigel said on 14/Nov/13
He said on Letterman today that he's 6'3" :-)
cole said on 21/Oct/13
He's for sure not 6'2 range anymore. 185-186 cm range as of 2013.
Dejavu said on 12/Oct/13
He could be 6'1.5 now.
Silent d said on 5/Oct/13
187cm. One of the greatest and coolest actors! Pulp fiction is epic! He always looks around 6 foot 2 range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Sep/13
Rob, would have been 6ft3 in the morning at his peak?
KROC said on 9/Sep/13
6'1.5 as of now, 6'2.5 peak
Lo sgozzatore said on 18/Aug/13
Agree with Dmeyer...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Aug/13
Near 6ft3 in Jackie Brown.
HULK said on 1/Aug/13
Deffo 6ft 1.5 next to will smith
looks same height as ronaldo
Dmeyer said on 17/Jul/13
Péak 6'2 2.25 on a good day now 6'1-1.25
cole said on 27/Jun/13
Personally I think he can look 6'1 or a tad under now a days, with a slouch of course. You can still see that his spine is quite intact, and his shoulder-height is close to what it used to be, but his head seem to have fallen down a bit in his neck, and he's more hunched over, and therefore looks 184-185 cm range next to 183 Hayden Christensen for example. If he stood straight he would probably measure around 186-187 cm, but he is not 188 cm anymore, probabl wasn't much taller than that at peak either.
6'2 or 6'2.25 at peak - 6'1.25 or 6'1.5 today.
Sam said on 25/Jun/13
He's about 1.5 to 2 inches taller than Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio:
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But does look shorter next to the taller Avengers, like barely 6'1" next to Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans.
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Brandon said on 17/Jun/13
Why do so many people on this website constantly have to downgrade people. It's annoying.
Dejavu said on 11/Jun/13
A tad under 188cm?
Lenad is sexy said on 2/May/13
6ft1.75in now
6ft2.5in peak.
wiltonstilts said on 23/Apr/13
6'2 still
lenad is sexy said on 13/Apr/13
187cm now. 189cm peak
lenad is sexy said on 30/Mar/13
I think hes a weak 6'2 now. Nipping 188cm. The 6'1 max claims are utter bull though
Dmeyer said on 29/Mar/13
6'2-2.25 peak 6'1.5-1.75 now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/13
189-190cm/6ft2.5-2.75 prime
187.5-188cm/6ft1.75-2 today
Nerfherder said on 28/Feb/13
looked super tall in the parking lot scene in Spike Lee's "School Daze". still 6'2 nowadays, but only just.
TheDiva said on 6/Feb/13
I've know sam for 12 years. He has shrunk over the years and is now just over 6'1"
he was close to 6'3" when we met. he's lost about an inch.
Balrog said on 7/Jan/13
6'2'' at peak is possible but now he looks 6'1'' at the very most.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/12
Looked 6ft2.5-6ft3 range with ease up until to the late 1990s and Mr.R has confirmed that Jackson is still 6ft2 on the dot.
DanMan said on 14/Dec/12
More like 6'1
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Lenad is sexy said on 16/Nov/12
I think he still is 6'2ish
Mr. R said on 8/Nov/12
I saw Sam at an awards show Monday night. He is exactly 6-2.
James said on 4/Nov/12
Strange he could look under 6'2 next too Jeff goldblum
Aragorn 5\'11 said on 25/Oct/12
He looked 1.5 inches shorter than David Morse (6'4) in the Negotiator.
Silent d said on 21/Oct/12
I think he was 6 foot 3 at peak. Now about 187cm is right.
logan noll 1996 said on 21/Oct/12
He shrunk but is 6'2 despite being 63-64 years old. Really tall guy.
Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm said on 20/Oct/12
Take a look at the shoe difference in the movie "The Other Guys".
The Rock has always shoe advantage over him (he wears always 1.5-1.6 boots), while Jackson wears thin shoes, that's because you can see a difference of 2+ inches between them.

The Rock is 6'2.5-6'2.75, and Jackson today is 6'1.5 and was 6'2-6'2.25 at peak.

Just take a look at "Unbreakable", he looked a lot taller than Bruce Willis in that movie, and Willis is still 5'11 today.

Conclusion? A peak of 6'2-6'2.25 for Jackson is reality.
matt678 said on 8/Oct/12
looked about 6 ft 2.75 peak now a days i would say nothing over 6 ft 1.75
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Oct/12
Yeah I think 187cm looks plausible now, but no lower than that.
I'm confidant that he was close to 6ft3 as a young man.
Silent d said on 3/Oct/12
Considering he is an old man, i think 187cm is solid.
matt678 said on 18/Sep/12
smauel l jackson looked 6 foot 3 next to hayden chrisensen
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Aug/12
Die Hard 3 - had about 2in on Bruce Willis so 6ft1.5-2 tops. Bad posture though.
Patriot Games - struggled to look over 188cm with Harrison Ford who had hair advantage.
Pulp Fiction - looked at least 6ft2 standing in the hallway with Travolta who was slouching terribly.
Shaft - looked near 6ft3 (approx.189-190cm) with Christian Bale.
Jackie Brown - 2in on Chris Tucker. Only time he's ever looked his claim.
SWAT - a good 1in on LL Cool J and dwarfed Colin Farrell.
Jungle Fever - made Wesley Snipes look like a kid. Easily the tallest cast member
steven said on 14/Jan/12
he does look tall at peak 186-188cm. i wonder he shrink alot nowadays. now he look nothing over 6'0
maio said on 6/Jan/12
Peak: 6 ft 1.75 in/187 cm
Today: 6 ft 1 in/185 cm
miko said on 31/Dec/11
I'd go with 6'1.5 in 2012.

He's 63 now so 1 inch of height loss is pretty much average. He ain't looking 6'2 anymore.
Shaun said on 31/Dec/11
Anybody would think the guy was 5'11" or something saying "I'm a good height not short not tall". Happy New Year Rob and everyone here BTW!!!
ANDREA[ITA] said on 30/Dec/11
Rob, just hearing him claiming that makes you think about 6'2! :) A 6'2 guy is actually not short, but he's tall! A legit 6'2 would never say "I'm not tall", already a 6' cannot say that in my opinion! Next to 6'7 Magic Johnson he looked a midget, no way only 12 cms! The same with 189-190 the Rock! Good reason to downgrade him! Even 6'1 would be a stretch in my opinion!
James said on 29/Dec/11
rob the publication was the newspapser titled 'the Sunday times'

the article was published on the 17th december 2011

you have too pay a bit of money though too access the article online :(

perhaps you or another poster on this site could try and access the article rob if its possible?
James said on 27/Dec/11
rob i heard somebody mention a few days ago that in a recent magazine interview samuel l jackson was talking about his height and that he said he was shorter than 6'2?

maybe u could do some research rob and try and find the magazine article?
[Editor Rob: if I can't or anybody can help on which publication it'd be good.]
Maio said on 29/Nov/11
Samuel L.Jackson was 6 ft 2 in/188 cm during his youth but nowadays i think he lost a good 0,75-1 in...
I'd say 6 ft 1.25 in/186 today for Jackson!
Silent d said on 11/Nov/11
189cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Nov/11
Still standing tall today at 6"2(188cm)...
Rob, would 190cm peak be a possibility?
[Editor Rob: there's going to be guys who say 6ft 3 and are not quite that mark, I believe jackson could be one of them.]
Silent d said on 9/Nov/11
If you watch jackie brown he is a couple of inches taller than 185cm chris tucker and at least 16cm taller than 5 foot 8 de niro. He is tall. Unless he lost some height. I would say 189cm. I think he's taller than ashton kutcher. What do you think rob? I assume jon cryer and robert deniro are the same height. There is a bigger difference between de niro and jackson than kutcher and cryer. It is obvious.
LAN Jiao said on 18/Oct/11
Peak height whatever. Uncle.Sam is 6'0 today. I given 6'0.5 which is fair enough. I can argue million times that he is 22-23cm shorter than NBA legend 6'9 grandpa Bill Russell. Those bummer think he is 6'2 , why not think in hollywood made 1.5" dress shoe yeh he is 6'2. LOL....
ANDREA[ITA] said on 14/Oct/11
The Rock is 189-190, sometimes i swear he even looks 188! 6ft3 in the morning, no more! And what about pics with Magic Jonhson? He's no more than 6ft7 and Samuel looks minimum 16 cms shorter!
lorne said on 14/Oct/11
@ANDREA[ITA)

First off, he had MINIMUM 0.6in advantage, max 0.8in or so.So The Rock does have him by solid 1.25in, but no more than 1.5in.And I concede that Jackson is 187cm now, which makes the Rock 190-191cm.

Despite what you may think, Dwayne Johnson is indeed 6ft3. Now whether he is a legit 6ft3 in the evening, or if he wakes up over 6'3", but is 189-190cm by nightfall is debatable, but he does measure 6ft3. Personally I know 2 people who have met him, both are pretty height aware, and one says that he was a strong 6ft3 guy, the other swears he was MAX 190, probably 6ft2.25-6ft2.5

But the point is, no way Jackson is under 186cm today, and I say 187cm. Otherwise he has lost some serious height LOFL.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 13/Oct/11
1 inch advantage is too much! he had max 0.6 advantage amd also at premiere he looked 2 inches shorter! He looked at least least least 16 cms shorter than 6'7 magic johnson! Again shoe disadvantage, right?
lorne said on 12/Oct/11
ANDREA[ITA] says on 12/Sep/11
And he was also owned by 189-190 the rock! I think hes no more than 184 today!

Why do you people keep saying he was "owned" by The Rock. If you actually paid attention to footwear, you would see that Dwayne Johnson was wearing THICK BOOTS, like he always does in order to make his 6ft4 claims seem less outrageous. Meanwhile, Jackson had flat adidas type, which give, at the most, 0.6-0.7in over barefoot.

So yeah, "The Rock" was 2 inches or so taller, but only with a solid 1 inch footwear advantage.

Samuel L. is still 187cm range, and was 189cm at peak, so get over it, and start paying attention to footwear if your are going to comment on a site about height(better yet, just read the comments on the page, as this was explained months ago!!!)
ANDREA[ITA] said on 4/Oct/11
If hes 187, the rock is at least 192! Impossible! The rock is more like 189-190, sometimes he looks even 188!
James said on 3/Oct/11
he always did look at his peak a 'strong tall' type guy.

Today he is still just about standing 'strong tall' at 187cm.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 3/Oct/11
Lan i agree with you! 6ft0.5 is fair for him! The rock i think that is a bit too low for him! Hes more like 6'2.5!
Viper said on 2/Oct/11
Oh yeah, 6-1-6-2 isnt tall, LOL
LAN Jiao said on 30/Sep/11
magic johnson is is roughly 2inch taller than 6'4.75 kobe bryant , magic 2m while magic was merely over 6" taller than samuel l jackson. so fair on giving samuel 6'0.5 , again i wana mention bill russell is 6'9 nowadays and the clip with samuel close up bill russell was easily over 8" taller than samuel. 184cm is generous enough.

samuel - 6'0.5
rock - 6'1.5
denzel - 5'11 (1.5" shorter than 6"0.5 chris pine)
ANDREA[ITA] said on 29/Sep/11
Yep! I think Jackson is 6'1 today! 6'2 maybe at peak! He never appeared particularly tall!
Viper said on 29/Sep/11
More like Sam Jackson - 6-0.5
Rock - 6-2
Denzel - 5-11
Eric said on 28/Sep/11
I saw Sam recently at the Met. 6'1 would be right.
jake, 1.82 m said on 25/Sep/11
Jackson: 6ft 1.75in
Johnson: 6ft 3in
Washington: 6ft 0in
James said on 22/Sep/11
Samuel L jackson 6'1.5 (187cm)
Rock Dwayne Johnson 6'3 (191cm)
Denzel Washington 5'11.5 (182cm)
ANDREA[ITA] said on 20/Sep/11
No, ROB! I said 184-185 today! How do you explain he was 16 cms shorter than 6'7 magic johnson! And he was at least 5 cms shorter than 189-190 the rock!
ANDREA[ITA] said on 19/Sep/11
186? He never appeared as a very tall man, like 188-189 is supposed to be! Just gimme a pic where he looks so tall! With liam neeson he maybe looks quite tall, like 186-187! So 186-187 peak 184-185 now is it possible, ROB?
[Editor Rob: 187 is possible today]
LAN Jiao said on 19/Sep/11
i don think samuel l jackson lost more than 2cm today. probably just tip on 2cm he lost.

peak 186cm
now 184cm
ANDREA[ITA] said on 12/Sep/11
And he was also owned by 189-190 the rock! I think hes no more than 184 today!
ANDREA[ITA] said on 8/Sep/11
He looks 3-4 cms taller than Colin so he's probably 185-186 today!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Sep/11
'About'? as in just under or just over, Rob?
[Editor Rob: possibly a shade uner today]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Sep/11
Rob, how tall would you say Colin Montgomerie is?
[Editor Rob: about 6 foot]
James said on 5/Sep/11
looks 6'2.5 if Colin is 185cm.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 4/Sep/11
Hes no way near 187! Next to 190 the rock he looks 2 inches shorter! 185 max today! 188 at peak, maybe 189 1 second out of bed!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Sep/11
Standing with golfer Colin Montgomerie whose supposedly 6"1(185cm)
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James said on 3/Sep/11
Today Sam is 187cm
ANDREA[ITA] said on 25/Aug/11
He also looks at least 16 cm shorter than 6'7 magic johnson! What you need to downgrade him, rob? Tall guy but today hes close to 184!
ANDREA[ITA] said on 25/Aug/11
Next to Snoop Dogg he looks solid 12 cms shorter! Maybe Snoop is taller than 192, cause he made Jay-Z look a midget! As for Samuel, he never looked more than 188 in his career! Today he's more like 185! No more! This pic shows it (here he looks 5'11)! 188 at his peak! Rob in this site there are heights that are uncompatible like Tim Robbins (that make some celebs much shorter than their listed heights) or also Snoop Dogg (he makes Jay-Z look no more than 6ft). I'm asking how's that possible. And then there are some people that are underestimated like Tom Welling at only 189... -.-
James said on 23/Aug/11
With 6'3 1/2 Snoop Dog.
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Hansen said on 22/Aug/11
don bite me james..because what i knew nicholas Cage was never been 6ft im sured elevator shoe never leave his feet much. i remember someone pointed jim carrey was head to toe 6ft in real, my believe jim pass 6ft0.5 also about uncle samuel he is an awesome actor, but he was just 6ft1top now.etc
James said on 18/Aug/11
still looked just about 189cm 10 years ago with 184cm Nicholas Cage and 187cm Jim Carrey Click Here big sam is 6'1 1/2. he's lost slightly more than average for his age already.
Hansen said on 18/Aug/11
i believe samuel was always in 6ft1 range. look 6ft a little slouch. by looking him near 5ft11 tommy lee jones he look dead on 6ft1. 6ft3 just an inflation. i watch a tv show recently of an nba legend 6ft9 bill russell interview by sam, both respective standing a close up pic shot uncle samuel look a big 8inch(abit more) under russell. maybe today he flucture 184/5cm. definitely 6ft1.5 during his prime. still consider a real tall actor. ;)
Mohammed said on 13/Aug/11
Was a solid 6'2 peak
James said on 11/Aug/11
had a hard time looking 6'2.5 with 184cm Harrison Ford in Patriot Games but then again Harrison had hair advantage.
Tony said on 19/Jul/11
6'1, In the other guys, The Rock had 2 inches on him easy and the rock is 6'3, This height needs to be evaluated
6 ft 3 action hero said on 13/Jul/11
I seriously doubt if he hits 188cm, i'm 6ft3 myself and i think i would tower over him.
Sully said on 4/Jul/11
How can you honestly use movies to gauge people heights and call it accurate?
There are way too many tricks to manipulate heights and Hollywood knows them all.

Casual pictures are the low end and barefoot pictures with other confirmed people's heights are the best.
James said on 26/May/11
I agree with Demeyer 188-189cm was probably more accurate for his peak than a solid 189cm. In Patriot Games look no taller than a flat 6'2.

no way 190cm rampage in the morning yes but not in the afternoon. probably would have measured 188cm at night at his peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/May/11
6"2.75(190cm) peak
6"2(188cm) today
Legend said on 23/May/11
Whatever he was, he's no more than 6'1 now.
dmeyer said on 22/May/11
rob this guy looks about 2 in on travolta peak and 2.5 to 3 in on willis so about 6 ft 2.25 and lately looks 6 ft 1.5 alot he is in good shape and shouldnt have shiped more than 0.5 in i think peak 6 ft 2 now 6 ft 1.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/May/11
He was slightly taller than Bernie Mac who himself is also listed as 6"2.5(189cm)...

But he was more 188cm
James said on 20/May/11
nearly identical in height to bernie mac in soul men
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/May/11
187cm he could be now...but he peaked at 190cm. Watch Pulp Fiction. He's clearly the tallest on screen
Lenad is sexy said on 11/May/11
Probably a solid 189cm peak. Today scraping 188cm like 187.7cm
dmeyer said on 6/May/11
the rock can look 2 in over him only while he wear adidas samba with a 0.7 0.8 in while the rock has a 1.5 in heels type i think 6 ft 2 peak 6 ft 1.5 now looking 6 ft 1 when in bad posture or small footwear
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Apr/11
The guy who said 5"11.75 is visually impaired

he is 6"2 max today..but he was closer to 6"3 maybe 15 years ago
Lenad is sexy said on 24/Apr/11
I reckon he might be a weak 6'2 today after lookin at more pics
rich said on 21/Apr/11
wow some people are D U M dumb! so many people saw pulp fiction
and can see jackson is a little taller than travolta during the
whole movie. hello!!!! travolta is a proven 6'2''. do the math!
i feel stupid wasting my time here.

[Editor Rob: the same Travolta who said he was 6 foot or a 'little' over it.]
Johan Cruyff said on 6/Apr/11
It's too much 6'2" today for Samuel L. Jackson. At his peak:

Morning (out of bed)= 6'2.25" (1.88,6 m)
After 1,5-3 hrs= 6'1.8" (1.87,6 m)
After 5-10 hrs= 6'1.45" (1.86,5 m)

Now he's around 6'1.25"-6'1.45" (1.86-1.86,5 m), no more!
Anthony said on 3/Apr/11
Samuel L. Jackson is between 5'11.75" and 6 foot...
Legend said on 31/Mar/11
He's 6'1 now at most.
James said on 23/Mar/11
In Patriot Games looked a flat 6'2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Mar/11
Looked 6"2 flat in Pulp Fiction bit didn't have the greatest posture going and also Travolta could have been wearing suspicious footwear....I still maintain he was 189-190cm at his peak
James said on 14/Mar/11
looked 6'2.5 in 51 state
EB said on 24/Feb/11
Hey Rob, in the Other Guys, Dwayne Johnson was about 2 to 3 inches taller than Sammy L right? That would make Samuel 6' - 6'1", or the Rock 6'4 - 6'5". I think I found the reason why there is such a big difference between the two in the movie.

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Check out the shoes. Johnson has big heeled boots, and Jackson has flat soled sneekers. So I reckon both their height are right. I also think that there is a max 1.5 inch difference between Hayden Christensen and Jackson in Star Wars and Jumper. So maybe Christensen is 1cm taller than you have him listed.
James said on 20/Feb/11
Probably dropped down to 6'2 (188cm) at night at his peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Feb/11
At peak he probably dropped down to 6"2.5(189cm) at night
James said on 9/Feb/11
More of a 6'2 guy than a 6'3 guy at his peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Feb/11
I think maybe 6"1.75 today might be reasonable for Jackson...I still maintain he was close to 6"3 in his youth
James said on 4/Feb/11
With 5'11-6' Tommy Lee Jones
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James said on 2/Feb/11
i think he looked a flat 6'2 in Patriot Games
Rikashiku said on 31/Jan/11
He's been looking shorter than 6'2" for a while now. His peak could have been 6'2.5" but he looks about 6'1.5" now especially in his latest films. In Star Wars 3|6 he is slightly taller than 6'1" uhh the guy who played Anikan.
James said on 30/Jan/11
Fine then 6'1.5 (187cm) it is today NO MORE. I woulden't entirely rule out 186cm either for big Sam today either.
5\'7.56 said on 23/Jan/11
The Rock looked 2" shorter than 6'3 The Rock. He must be 6'1.5 at most right now, Rob. Maybe due to his back surgeries.
James said on 22/Jan/11
your forgetting how much his afro added to his height in pulp fiction?

He didn't look 6'2.5-6'3 to me in either in Patriot Games. More like 188cm on hte nose in comparison to 183cm or 184cm max harrison ford.

And your clearly ignoring pics of him with 6'4 Jeff Goldblum in the 90s?
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I agree though bad posture with goldblum making him appear 6'1 and 6'2 stood up straight. 6'3 in shoes at his peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jan/11
6"2.5-6"3 peak is on the ball
Today he's 6"2 flat heading towards 6"1.5
Gus said on 21/Jan/11
Time of Pulp fiction and before Id say 6"2.75 in the morning,6"2.25 in the day and 6"2 dead at night,in Pulp fiction his posture was badish generally,probably a 187/188cm posture,when he was capable of 189,if he was trying to get as tall as he could maybe 190cm,his posture in PF lets say was 187.5cm,while Travoltas was good,and was 184cm.
Anonymous said on 21/Jan/11
He told me personally that he *used* to be 6'2.5-6'3 his exact words were "I used to be 6 2 and half, 6 3, but I've shrunk about an inch. That's what happens when you get old and sh*t" He has also had 2 back surgeries in the last 2 years.
James said on 18/Jan/11
a good chance he was 6'2 (188cm) peak.
Lenad is sexy said on 15/Jan/11
I'd say 189cm max peak. Looked 6'2-ish to me. Now more 6'1 range
Legend said on 6/Jan/11
he's barely over 6 feet now, maybe 186

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