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Tom Cruise's Height is 5ft 7.75in (172 cm)

American actor best known for starring in films like Top Gun, Rain Man, Mission Impossible, Jerry Maguire and Minority Report. The Biggest star in Hollywood has attracted a myriad of articles that never cease to highlight his 'apparent' lack of height, even going so far as to claim Tom is seeking advice over a potential quarter inch loss in stature. Tom's height is regularly listed as being 5ft 7, although back in the 1980's he was being commonly referred to as an average 5ft 8 or 9, a height which Tom himself was quoted saying in 1988: "I have always been pretty much the same weight, 147 pounds - at 5 feet 9 inches." His ex-wife, Nicole Kidman, once remarked "Now I can wear heels again", saying that she was a couple of inches taller than him and producer Don Simpson was quoted saying that "I'll never put Tom Cruise down. He's already kinda short."

Scottish comedian Billy Connolly piped in on the topic, laughing at the notion Tom was some sort of pint-sized midget, exclaiming that "Tom was at least 5ft 10...[he's a] Smashing guy. Everybody thinks he's a small guy. He's not. I think they would like him to be wee. I think they're jealous b**tards."

Richard Harris seemingly thought the opposite, saying: "Tom Cruise is a midget and he has eight bodyguards, all 6ft 10in, which makes him even more diminutive. It's an absolute joke. Actors are unimportant." There is never-ending speculation as to whether he wears lifts or elevated boots, even some magazines falsely crediting an innocuous pair of Air Force One sneakers as some form of thick wedged elevator sneaker. However, for Interview with the Vampire, it was reported at the time that Tom requested Elevator Shoes to look taller beside Brad Pitt.

Tom Cruise is short
Tom and Rosamund Pike, Katie Holmes and Cameron Diaz
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MJKoP said on 5/Feb/16
Daniel said on 30/Jan/16
He looks 168 in Rain Man

Uh, yeah, that's why he looked about four inches taller than 168 Dustin Hoffman with no apparent extra boost in his shoes.
mande2013 said on 4/Feb/16
You could argue more than a 3-inch difference between Tom and Nicole here, and the footwear looks quite comparable: Click Here
satchy said on 3/Feb/16
I agree with 5 ft 6 claim, but probably 5f 6.5 is more accurate
mande2013 said on 3/Feb/16
My feeling is women have a tendency to underguess other people's heights while men have a tendency to overguess other people's heights. I've been guessed anywhere from one inch shorter to two inches taller than I actually am, and ironically enough, I was guessed two inches above my true height by my uncle who's like 5 inches taller than me. And it's usually women, both taller and shorter, who underguess me.
Dmeyer said on 2/Feb/16
Same happened to me once there was ą Guy who was 189cm And was sūre i was same height , there was 3in between US , another time ą legit 185cm/6'0,75 who was only 1,4in taller than me thaught i was 5cm smaller at 180cm my widest range i was described at 180cm-190cm , there are 2 5'8 friends who claim 5'9 who are sūre i am 190cm for some reason , but i usualy get guessed 182-184cm , i got once guessed 181cm but usualy 182-183 or 185cm
mande2013 said on 2/Feb/16
Where's the solid proof he's sub-170 though, aside from his reputation for being "short"? Since he ostensibly wears lifts in public, there's no 'red carpet' proof out there of Tom being under 5'7.
Keeper said on 31/Jan/16
Come on, rob. This guy seriously needs a downgrade. 169cm would be more reasonable.
Daniel said on 30/Jan/16
He looks 168 in Rain Man
mande2013 said on 30/Jan/16
The reason I have my doubts about Tom being 1m72 barefoot is because men in that height range can consistently get away looking 5'9 range on screen, whereas Cruise never does. In films like Eyes Wide Shut and Jerry Maguire he looks weak average at most, whereas 5'7 and changers like Mike Ruffalo often do manage to look average.
Ismaeel said on 29/Jan/16
He doesn't look more than 5' 6''.
Harold said on 28/Jan/16
Cutie, Tom's not just an actor, he's a movie star, and he' not just a movie star, he's an action hero. As fans, we pay to see our stars and action heroes larger than life. We can forgive a character actor for being shorter than the norm. Our expectations are different with them. But we have a hard time not pointing out the discrepancy between a man who plays a giant and the same man who off-camera, is, in fact, short. What Tom Cruise goes through in terms of short jokes is no different than what Alan Ladd went through 70 years ago. The difference is the media, with the internet and so many television stations competing for attention, has grown. I'm not sure, however, that 'bad luck' and Tom Cruise belong in the same sentence, as in the final sentence you wrote. Tom seems to be doing just fine...
Aaron zamora said on 28/Jan/16
Rob, how can he be this height? The height difference between Cruise and Kevin Bacon was well over 2 inches. It was around 3 inches to be exact and that's if cruise wasn't wearing any lifts. I'm positive that he's 5'6-5'7. He is no way almost 5'8.
Editor Rob: I wouldn't have called bacon 3 inches taller from what I seen.
Cutie said on 25/Jan/16
I think it is true that whenever media talks about the successful hollywood actors despite short height, they almost always give example of Tom Cruise and this has been happening sine last two decades now. This must have left a deep impression in the mind of most of the public that short height in hollywood equates "Tom Cruise" so no wonder average joe on the street often thinks that Tom cruise has to be 5' 2''-3'' eventhough he is comfortably 5' 7'' tall. Tom cruise just has a bad luck that he has become symbol of short height in the public media.
Cruising said on 25/Jan/16
Rob, i am 178cm and 181,4cm in my sneakers, my friend is 192cm and i asked him how tall do i look, he said 185cm. Why do you think i look so tall to him? Btw i love this site!
Editor Rob:
No harm in giving someone a confidence boost, which some people will give out (myself included)...but maybe you genuinely looked that height to him!
Lmeister said on 24/Jan/16
Tom is 1-1.5 inches taller than Ben Stiller(5ft6) in Tom Crooze skit. Both are wearing flat shoes in the scenes. Tom is 170-172 cm.
Jake said on 24/Jan/16
Rob, our professor had this debate about Tom Cruise height, and was convinced he was as short as 5'2.... I said no he's 5'7-5'8 range and he wasn't buying any of it. What's with this deal that Cruise is such a small guy?
Editor Rob: maybe the media does it's job. The more often perceived negative traits like short stature are mentioned and associated with Tom, the greater the chance of leaving an impression in people's mind's that the guy is tiny and not much over 5ft 2!
Parker said on 23/Jan/16
Editor Rob: I still would be shocked if barefoot he was 5ft 6 and 3/4.

Me too. I'd bet the Farm he was closer to 5'8 than 5'6 3/4. We'll never know of course, but even if he was measured on a stadiometer in front of you the debate would still continue as it did with Glenn! A weak 5'7 isn't a bad guess tho - I come across a lot of people who thinks he's 5'3. The media have done their job well.
Harold said on 22/Jan/16
When Tom was a mere actor, meaning before he became a movie star, his height (or lack thereof) was not hidden. In other words, check out the movie Taps (in and of itself, worth watching). In all distance shots, where Tom is walking with other actors, he is glaring short. Five foot six and change range. Danimal is right.
Pitch_Fork said on 22/Jan/16
He did look about an inch shorter that Lewis Hamilton who is 5'7.5'' for sure. So maybe he is really about 5'6.5''-5'6.75''.
Though Tom was wearing shoes, and Lewis was in sneakers. To add to this, i believe both of them are constant life wearers
Editor Rob: unfortunately it was on a public road (the red carpet) so we never knew if the road was level.
Danimal176 said on 21/Jan/16
You still have him 1" too high Rob. Rob, he was the same height as Glenn.
Editor Rob: I still would be shocked if barefoot he was 5ft 6 and 3/4.
Cutie said on 21/Jan/16
5' 7'' without shoes, he has good body posture and structure to make up for his short height
Trey said on 20/Jan/16
5'7" guy is 5'7".
TJE said on 20/Jan/16
He looks anywhere from 5'7.5 to 5'8.
Doc said on 17/Jan/16
I think this is pretty accurate. 171-172 is where you start to look short (not always, I know body proportions..) on Screen. Tom never looked tall or even average, at most he looked like a weak average on Screen and that's when he's above 5'9 (almost 5'10) in thick shoes.
Average guys around the strong 5'8 to weak 5'10 often looks pretty standard on screen. Tom happens to be right under that line.
annonnnn said on 16/Jan/16
rob has kanye listed at 5'8" and im positive rob didnt put that height just cause. hes seen the pics. thats proof. aint nobody showed any REAL EVIDENCE of kanye west at 5'6/7. thats ridiculous.
annonnnn said on 16/Jan/16
Paul said on 14/Jan/16
@annonnnn
Only reason why Kanye looks 5'8" is because he wears lifts inside his Yeezy sneakers. Without them though, he's 5'6.5 or 5'7 at best.

And how do you know this??? have you personally met the man? i would like to see facts on that.
he consistently looks 5'8. even 10 years ago next to cruise. looks it in every pic.
Cruising said on 15/Jan/16
I think he's 5ft 6in, with lifts 5ft 8-9in.
Cruising said on 15/Jan/16
I think he's 5ft 6in, with lifts 5ft 8-9in.
Paul said on 14/Jan/16
@annonnnn
Only reason why Kanye looks 5'8" is because he wears lifts inside his Yeezy sneakers. Without them though, he's 5'6.5 or 5'7 at best.
annonnnn said on 13/Jan/16
Matthew , no, kanye west is not 5'7. He does not look it next to 5'10 mike tyson or other celebs. He is taller than tom cruise. Do your research. That would mean cruise is 5'6 which he clearly isnt
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 12/Jan/16
annonnnn said on 9/Jan/16
looks around the 5'7 range next to 5'8 kanye west.

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Kanye is only 5'7" range himself.
HeightObsession said on 12/Jan/16
Not sure why everyone downgrades Tom Cruise. At Madame Tussauds London, I was wearing a 1.5 inch heel and I am definitely 169 cm. He seemed to have an inch heel and looked 3/4 of an inch taller than me. It is possible that the wax model could have lifts, but I really think it is safe to say that this guess of 5'7.75 for his height is very accurate.
G dragon said on 12/Jan/16
Rob .. Why did Google put tom at 5'7 on Google ?
Editor Rob: ask them if you are curious.

It's just another guess amongst the tens of thousands of guesses that have passed through this page here. Anywhere from 5ft 5 to 5ft 9 has been guessed for him.
Daniel said on 12/Jan/16
IMDB lists him at 5'7''
whoa said on 10/Jan/16
In the 80s how tall was he alongside his pals Sean Penn, Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Rob Lowe?

Did he wear lifts in any films you think
5'11 said on 10/Jan/16
He's no more than 5'7. Maybe 5'7,5 on a good day
Nightingale said on 9/Jan/16
So how tall is he in his boots? Please tell me.
annonnnn said on 9/Jan/16
looks around the 5'7 range next to 5'8 kanye west.
Micho said on 8/Jan/16
I'd say flat 5"7.
Tomas said on 5/Jan/16
CNN article where Cruise is mentioned as being 5'7":

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jan/16
Cruise always 5ft9 as his height and could pull it off in regular shoes. Still 5ft7½-8 range today.
Simon Pegg does look exactly 1in taller than him so he's pushing 5ft9.
B4 said on 2/Jan/16
I don't know why people refer to him as very short
He's is 172 that's not that short at all if you consider some guys being 160 165 172 it's quite ok
Media always made him look shorter than he is
jon said on 30/Dec/15
In the USA here. Since Cruise and I are the same age (and stature), I've followed him his whole career. He is definitely taller than 172. I used to date a woman who was over 180 and there was no way I could approach her height @ 172 except if I was in boots and she was barefoot. It was esp painful with her family as one of her brothers was over 200. But since I grew up in a neighborhood that could field an NBA team, I persevered until she told me I was just too short for her to marry.

Anyway, that's neither here nor there now, but I have noticed people commenting on this site and experiencing it myself, working on a college campus, that people aren't as tall as they they use to be in the Eastern US. Growing up, the males on my street averaged around 190 and the girls around 170. Today, I see many small people on my campus that I feel normal. Outside of Scandinavia, is this happening in Europe too?
Len said on 30/Dec/15
Apparently Cruise has finally thrown in the towel, and is officially listed at 5'7" elsewhere.

Rob, time for a downgrade. Even Tom admits it now.
Editor Rob: I've yet to see Tom say he was 5ft 7.
Jeff said on 29/Dec/15
Rob, with all the bad publicity Cruise has received through the years regarding his height, do you think people are surprised he's taller than expected when they meet him? Or do you think they go "Yeah, he's short indeed"?
Adrie said on 29/Dec/15
1.72 is right :)
Fray said on 28/Dec/15
@ Parker - agreed. He is taller than 5'7", and the media really likes to keep referring to him as even smaller.
The photos above - all women there are 5/9" + heels..of course he's going to look even shorter.

As for him wearing elevator shoes when acting with Brad Pitt - I don't see the problem..wasn't Lestat taller than Louis and a blonde?
Anthem said on 22/Dec/15
I visited Madame Tussauds a few days ago, and i stood next to Tom's wax model. He looked 5'7, i'm around 5'8 and i was an inch taller.
John said on 21/Dec/15
Tom Cruise is like only one of the very few whose height listing on Google is shorter than Celebheights lmao. That's not the case for 99% of the celebs.
PMitchL said on 20/Dec/15
Compare the arm length of Cruise and Pike or Holmes in the pictures at the top of the page, that's the giveaway. 170-172cm is about right, and he's consistently 5'10 on the red carpet with his lifts.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 20/Dec/15
Danimal said on 14/Dec/15
He was towered by Kevin Bacon and barely edged out Emilio Estevez and was the EXACT SAME height as Glenn.

5'6 3/4" at his peak. He's probably closer to a flat 5'6" today.

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The Glenn pics were curious. Cruise looked like he was slightly taller but that was mostly due to his ramrod posture. If Glenn is 5'6 5/8", you could make a case for Cruise being 5'6 3/4" to 5'7". But I think if you look at all of the evidence, 5'7 1/4" to 5'7 1/2" is a better guess (171 cm range).
Editor Rob: sometimes big G probably didn't shrink as low his Nightmare on 34th Street measurement.
Aaron zamora said on 18/Dec/15
Tom cruise seems like a 5'6-5'7 foot man to me his footwear is what makes us see him as taller then that but I can bet my money that he would be measured anywhere between 5'6-5'7. Think about it if he's 5'6 he can wear a 1 1/2 heel shoe plus a 1 inch lift which will boost him up to 5'8 1/2 and he has a good set of hair which will make him look 5'9 in footwear. It's all an illusion people.
Mad Scientist said on 17/Dec/15
He's around 5'-4", notice his lift shoes in all of those photos also.
MJKoP said on 17/Dec/15
Danimal said on 14/Dec/15
He was towered by Kevin Bacon and barely edged out Emilio Estevez and was the EXACT SAME height as Glenn.

5'6 3/4" at his peak. He's probably closer to a flat 5'6" today.



You are so far off that it's comical. Cruise is nothing under 5'8"
Duhon said on 16/Dec/15
Rob, if Cruise and Bieber were to meet in public (assuming they wore the shoes they normally do) who do you think would look taller?
Editor Rob: I think Cruise would manage to look taller
Jay said on 16/Dec/15
Rob,according to the height stated,Cruise should be shorter than Jeremy Rebber by 1 cm since he is 173cm but,in some pics Tom appears as tall as him wearing elevator shoes.Renner seems to wear nomal drees shoes wich give him a boost od 2 cm ,going to a 175 cm.Tom reaches that same height with his special dress shoes so we can perhaps say that he is the 170.5 range?Also,looking at some photos of Tom and cameron diaz barefeet the gap of 3 cm is noticeable
Editor Rob: with Tom, sometimes we can't assume he is in a lifted shoe...but renner I think pretty much would measure a half inch taller under the stadiometer.
Shawn said on 14/Dec/15
mande2013, you'd lose on a 5'6.75" bet, I'm almost certain. That's basically what Glenn measured at, and there's not a doubt in my mind that Cruise is taller than Glenn. If you're not familiar with who Glenn is, click Height Articles on the right hand side of the screen, and read "The Big Grapple."
the shredder said on 14/Dec/15
He looks over 5'7 in Risky Business.
Danimal said on 14/Dec/15
He was towered by Kevin Bacon and barely edged out Emilio Estevez and was the EXACT SAME height as Glenn.

5'6 3/4" at his peak. He's probably closer to a flat 5'6" today.
mande2013 said on 12/Dec/15
I'd still put money on 5'6.75-5'7 barefoot. He can't be 5'6 flat nor can he be pushing 5'8 without shoes. Just watch Risky Business for proof.
176.2 cm (5ft 9.37in) said on 9/Dec/15
@lol
What an achievement, greetings to Don ;)
Dmeyer said on 9/Dec/15
in the shors were he apears only 2.5 in under arnie arnie has a 1.2in type and is likely 184-184.5cm shoes on cruise looks about 5ft 10ish shoes on bit his shoes looks like the 2.25in type so he jas to be near 5'8
RisingForce said on 9/Dec/15
Minimum 5'7" and max 5'8". I'd guess 5'7.5" is safest. Definitely wears lifts. A good example is with Depp and Bruckheimer. Tom's knees are higher than Depp's despite Depp wearing cowboy boots so a 2"+ boost is likely. His style of jeans sometimes make his Can easily look 5'8.5"-5'9" with lifts and good posture. Tropic Thunder premiere and some candid pics seem to be when he's gone without lifts.
lol said on 8/Dec/15
Tom Cruise towering 5'6 Ben stiller Click Here notice that Tom's shoes look very normal but they definitely are lifts shoes.In my opinion tom Cruise is a weak 5'7-5'6.5 maybe
Lil Mike said on 6/Dec/15
Is 172cm a morning or evening height
Hdjdd said on 5/Dec/15
5'7" flat nowadays. 5'7.5-5'8" in younger days.
184.3cm (Night) said on 4/Dec/15
Even more ridiculous is when he compares Tom a 53 year old man with Arnie, 68 years and Sly 69 years. Those two guys are in retirement age haha. Tom is still a good age for anything he isnt old.
Editor Rob said on 3/Dec/15
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"there is even a gag about the 5ft 5in actor's height"
Another instance of a journalist spreading ridiculous figures.
Sylvester said on 2/Dec/15
Rob, do You think He would be standing as tall as Bruce Lee in a barefoot comparison?
Editor Rob: I would doubt he'd be any shorter than Bruce, if both were side by side barefeet.
Will said on 1/Dec/15
Tom Cruise is somewhere between 5'7 1/2"-5'8". But he is definitely over 5'7". Still a short guy though IMO.
JordanG said on 29/Nov/15
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This is my friend (posted with permission), he is 6'3''.
Sammy Derrick said on 29/Nov/15
Long before I was into the internet and pop-culture,I was watching Tom Cruise on some red-carpet event and I was shocked to see how small he was...
I asked one of my buddies,how tall is Tom Cruise? "...about 5'7...","Did you say 5'11? or 5'7?"...'5'7!!!
In all honesty,this is why I thought he was 5'11 Click Here
And Tom can pull off the 5'10 plus look very convincingly... Click Here
Hey Rob, how do you think he do that so well?
Editor Rob: with good posture and little bigger shoes you can pull off looking taller like Cruise can at times.
Danny said on 24/Nov/15
I would say he is 169-170 cm without any shoes at all. He has been known to wear lifts in his shoes, especially in movies when he acts alongside actors who are taller than him. He has never looked taller than around 174 though. So he does wear lifts, but the lifts are not that big.
Dorian said on 24/Nov/15
Hey Rob,
Remainig in the 5'7" range,would You put him on a 170.5 cm, 171cm or 171.5 cm height mark?
Editor Rob: I wouldn't go under 171.5 for him...although you can still make an argument he is only 5ft 7, but I think it needs to assume he has lifts most of the time.
dmeyer said on 23/Nov/15
Lowest peak 171-171.5 cm 5'7.25-7.5 and likely 172cm today 171.5cm he has to drop 3-4m by 54
Jeff said on 21/Nov/15
Rob, then 5'8 and a quarter would be something like 173,2cm?
Editor Rob: yes in that range
Jeff said on 19/Nov/15
Rob, if 5'8 equals 172,7cm, what does 5'8 and a quarter stand for? Also, is someone who measures 172,7 is he considered a flat 5'8 or a weak 5'8?
Editor Rob: if he was 172cm flat I'd call him a weak 5ft 8 range, but 172.7 range and he's a decent 5ft 8, 173 range and more a solid 5ft 8 heading close to the quarter range.
Jeff said on 18/Nov/15
A while ago, I thought that a flat 5'8 was a good shout for Cruise but seeing that legit 5'8 guys like Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner or Sean Penn barely never look short, I'm starting to suspect he isn't the full mark. Anywhere between 5'7 and 5'8 is good for Cruise. A legit 5'8 with good posture and decent footwear will look average most of the time.
Tom said on 14/Nov/15
He is 170 cm
Morningheight 5'11.5 said on 12/Nov/15
If he's 5'10 then Kidman and Holmes are 6'0 ????
Ryan Fiveten said on 10/Nov/15
Tom Cruise is a difficult one to figure out his height. I'm not sure, but I don't think he's less than average height or so.
Parker said on 7/Nov/15
184.3cm (Night) said on 6/Nov/15
the shredder said on 26/Oct/15
I barely comment on this page anymore , Cruise clears 5'7. All these 5'7 max or 5'7 or less comments for guys like him , walhberg , Sly are just insane.
Agreed. I also gave up, the guy is obviously closer to 5'8 but the media has done their job well.

That same Media can't even work it out themselves when they see him, insinuating his boots are giving him 4 inches LOL
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184.3cm (Night) said on 6/Nov/15
the shredder said on 26/Oct/15
I barely comment on this page anymore , Cruise clears 5'7. All these 5'7 max or 5'7 or less comments for guys like him , walhberg , Sly are just insane.


Agreed. I also gave up, the guy is obviously closer to 5'8 but the media has done their job well.
Big C said on 30/Oct/15
Hi Rob has the blackmailer made any more demands?
[Editor Rob: last I heard he's still trying to saw through the stadiometer. He never realised I coated it in a special compound! Poor guy's arms about to fall off...]
mande2013 said on 28/Oct/15
For the record, I believe TC and Marky Mark are both 5'7 on the nose guys at night time, and that RDJ could perhaps be as low as 5'6.5, but not less than that. Cruise and Downey are lift wearers though. Pacino and Stiller generally are not.
[Editor Rob: it can be hard to tell with some actors.

With a guy like Downey, he is quite obvious, he isn't really trying to hide anything. He's wearing I believe 2.5 inchers a fair amount and enjoys the added height.

There are some models of skechers I've seen which are basically small elevator sneakers because the outside is designed to look like it gives a low height, while internally the insole is built to a higher height.

The half inch type lifts which can be put in most types of footwear are the ones hard to spot. I did a video of me in the smallest Dons available, which only give 1.5 inches (same as cat boots), beside beside Jenny in nearly 1 inch sneakers. They are also designed to help posture a little, which for a guy like Cruise/Downey I think aids their perceived height a little bit more at times.]
mande2013 said on 28/Oct/15
The shredder: The problem is that anything less than a weak average listing would be too incompatible with the public image/persona of guys like Cruise, RDJ, Sly, Wahlberg, etc., so it won't happen even under the auspices of a bloodhound like Rob, who at the end of the day, still has boundaries he can't overstep. ;-) Those celebs aren't 'allowed' to be 5'6 the way a 'Sicilian from Brooklyn' like Pacino is. Cruise is type cast as an Anglo-Saxon man's man, so it's "impossible" that he could conceivably be sub-1,70.
truth said on 27/Oct/15
not 5ft7 max but 5ft7-5ft7.5 most likely
the shredder said on 26/Oct/15
I barely comment on this page anymore , Cruise clears 5'7. All these 5'7 max or 5'7 or less comments for guys like him , walhberg , Sly are just insane.
dmeyer said on 25/Oct/15
Absolute shortest he could be is 5'7.25 171cm night after gym and more 5'7.5 like 171-171.5cm at night and is very likeky 172cm at night peak and now but not 173cm as a legit with the posture he has Will almost Never be seen as short
Heylo said on 24/Oct/15
Marco, Give us some evidence and we will believe that he's 5'5. Cruise is judging by every good photo not under 5'7. Too many people judge heights on proportions. Long legs doesn't equal being tall just as short arms or whatever doesn't equals short stature. You can be 6'1 and be quite stocky, just as you can be 5'6 and skinny. "He looks 5'5" isn't a valid argument. Many people look taller or shorter than they really are.

Tom Cruise can't hide his height with super lifts without looking absurd, he can however increase his height by two or close to 3 inches and look fairly decent(though still a bit noticeable.. but everyone knows that Tom uses lifts, it's not a big deal like it is with Brad Pitt for example). That's why he looks 5'9-5'10 in his height enhancing shoes.
mande2013 said on 20/Oct/15
But don't you think people have a tendency to presume 1,70-ish guys will seem more diminutive than they actually do. Most people's idea of what a 5'7 guy looks like corresponds more closely with the impression made by a 167/168 guy. My mother's best friend's husband is 169/170, and he doesn't really register in my 5'5 male consciousness as 'short', just 'modest'. My godmother's son is indeed somewhere between 166 and 168, a smidgen taller than I am barefoot, and I still see him as 'short'.
Parker said on 17/Oct/15
LOL at 5'5 for Cruise Marcos. Here's 5'5 Daniel Radcliffe with Katie Holmes
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Here she is in similar heels with Cruise
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I think the worst height estimate I've seen for Cruise is 5'3 on here, but 5'5 is a close second. Even the guys that think he's 5'6 range are at least within 1inch of the universal flat 5'7 given everywhere else on the internet, and can be considered a reasonable guess.

Everywhere but here that is.

He is 100% 5'6-5'9. Is he closer to 5'6 than 5'9? I personally don't think so, neither does the site editor, but that will be the never ending debate.
Marco said on 16/Oct/15
Tom Cruise is NOT 1.72 not even a flat 1.70 (im 1.70) i dont feel that short , he uses huge lifts that are atleast 10 cm , i mean look at his shoes in the pics and his build looks sort i agree with @mande2013 tom deserves a downgrade @rob he is 5ft5 max. poor guy has a short man complex. Great actor though
mande2013 said on 14/Oct/15
Anyhow, with camera tricks it's not that difficult to make a 5'5 guy look 169/170 on screen. It's been done loads of times with the likes of Gael Garcia Bernal and even Emilio Estevez. The issue is that filmmakers will often go out of their way to accentuate an actor's smallness, such as with Daniel Radcliffe in everything he's in that's not Harry Potter (e.g. What If?).
mande2013 said on 14/Oct/15
He seemed to be presented as a 5'8-ish guy in Jerry Maguire. He certainly didn't look 5'10 in that film. That's for sure. But as I said before, he had 3 inches on a 5'4 Curtis Armstrong in Risky Business.
Will said on 14/Oct/15
Tom Cruise is exactly 5'8". He is still below average height. Though some jealous people see him as low as 5'5", which is totally ridiculous.
Kourosh said on 13/Oct/15
@Danny are you being real now? cant you see she is in high heels? oh my god some people just want to downgrade the man foolishly. 5'4 , 5'5 and even as short as 5'3.

There is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY tom cruise is under 5'7. He is solid 5'7 to weak 5'8 no more or no less than that. With his shoe lifts he can easily appear 5'9 range,
Duhon said on 12/Oct/15
It's funny how if Tom were to meet Bieber he'd likely edge him out, yet Tom is still stuck with being listed at 5'7" by many sources yet Bieber has somehow convinced a lot of sources to list him at 5'9"? I guess Bieber's got the better PR people.
SL9 said on 12/Oct/15
" Tom Cruise is 173 or 174.
Beckham is 1,81 and you can see the pictures above too "

Elevator shoes!
Danny said on 12/Oct/15
If Cameron Diaz approx. height is 5'9 and looking at the picture above with Cruz and Diaz. Theirs no way he's 2 inches shorter, maybe 4 inches. Leaving Tom about 5'5.
Aymen Bns said on 10/Oct/15
no problem rob ur the best i'm about the same height of urs and i really want to thank u so much from my heart for this website and this information thank u so much rob ur website is famous and celebre exellent !!!
[Editor Rob: thank you for visiting!]
Jeff said on 9/Oct/15
Rob, when did he start being labeled as THE short celebrity? Back in 1996, the producers still tried to portray him (or his character) as a tall guy in Jerry Maguire, something they wouldn't even bother trying to do these days...
[Editor Rob: I think the tide turned slowly. I don't believe it would be anywhere near as bad if he wasn't a follower of any type of cause/religion/whatever you call it.

I mean I have people close to me believing he's 5ft 5-6.]
Dmeyer said on 9/Oct/15
172 mākes sens he can be under strong 171cm Like 5'7.25-7 3/8 and not 173cm
Aymen Bns said on 7/Oct/15
rob u better take a picture with him as possible as u can and dont forget JB
[Editor Rob: well, if I had money I would, but I have to really watch expenses these days.]
Parker said on 7/Oct/15
Here's Tom, standing behind his 5'9 ex wife
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I agree with Rob - That is no 5'6 range guy.
Yeah said on 6/Oct/15
Only here because just watch family guy: Pilling Them Softly Episode
Dave said on 5/Oct/15
I would agree with Andre below. Tom and his then wife Nicole Kidman once hid behind me at a movie theater in Westwood. I felt like I towered over him at 6'1". I would guess, in bare feet, he is probably 5'6". It was VERY obvious that he was wearing engineer boots with an added sole and heel. He may also have been wearing lifts inside his shoe bringing him close to 5'8". He is a VERY tiny man. Nicole was wearing heels and with those, made it to 5'9" or so but she too over matched him in height and general size.
Vegas said on 5/Oct/15
andre said on 3/Oct/15
my opinion is that he is 5ft6.5 barefoot

someone can provide us a picture where we can see him barefoot ?
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here is a video of him barefoot with michael ironside in boots Click Here

rob has a shot with ironside taken 24 years after this scene
[Editor Rob: one thing is certain, he's no 5ft 6 range man.]
plus said on 4/Oct/15
I guess he definitely is 5.8 no more no less, can you guys guess the difference of height with Pablo Motos (166_167 cm) in the pic some posts below? He must wear elevators for sure
andre said on 3/Oct/15
my opinion is that he is 5ft6.5 barefoot

someone can provide us a picture where we can see him barefoot ?

people today can make him taller in the picture with internet tecnology
Jack said on 3/Oct/15
Please add Rory Culkin
mande2013 said on 3/Oct/15
The thing is we don't expect 5'9 guys to seem short, but we expect them to be somewhat 'modest' looking, which well-proportioned legit 5'9-ers generally aren't.
mande2013 said on 3/Oct/15
There's usually a gap between what's an acceptable 'on paper' height and what's an acceptable real height waling around. 5'9 on paper seems rather modest, but walking around, a legit 5'9 male will seem solid average, so most people's notion of what a 5'9 guy should look like correspond more closely to what a 172/173 guy actually looks like. Likewise, 5'7 seems to be the *acceptable* on paper cutoff for a below average male height, but walking around it's really more like 5'5.5-5'6, which is why 5'6-ish guys are often much harder on themselves than they need to be.
[Editor Rob: unfortunately for a guy like Tom he's now got a perceived height drastically smaller than what he actually is.

And this is in general, most of the observation is from people who haven't met him. I asked people now and again and his name always comes up and is associated with short, I think a large percentage believe he is a 5ft 6 guy!]
Stephanie said on 2/Oct/15
I think what's listed here is about right. He's "short" as in below average male height, but he's still taller than most women (he just seems to choose women who are taller than himself).
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 1/Oct/15
Ah, I'm from the United States of America. We have a taller average.
plus said on 1/Oct/15
@celebheights that's what I feel in the street, what I see around in Spain. Perhaps it also is psycological to be tall around family, and as I said that I don't calculate meople some cm over me and when I see some person shorter some cm is easier to notice
Celebheights 6'1.75"/187 CM said on 30/Sep/15
Medium tall at 5'9 1/2"???? That seems to be average around here.
plus said on 30/Sep/15
Here he is with Pablo Motos (166... or 167 he claims)

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Pablo Motos with Danny DeVito
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plus said on 29/Sep/15
I'm 5'9.5 = 177. Exactly even 176.5. And I feel rather medium tall. Only when a person it's 181 or over I feel them taller than me. 5.9 if it is a real height measured at the doctor (people normally measure badly) is a decent height imo. Girls are not taller than me, even in heels, so one of them is taller is something different. Yes, some sportsman and tall guys are over me but most of them I feel them under me. Children and old men are also common
Matthew190 said on 29/Sep/15
184.3cm (Night) said on 19/Sep/15
Big G was 5'6.75" measured and was shorter than Tom in pics ive seen. G also likes to wear thick boots so any disadvantage in footwear would be minimal.

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Big G had much looser posture than Tom did in both pics though. Tom was stretching himself to look as tall as he could and still didn't beat out 5'6 5/8" G by very much. If anything I thought those pics were some of the best evidence that Tom may be shorter than he's listed here.
plus said on 25/Sep/15
Tom Cruise is 173 or 174.
Beckham is 1,81 and you can see the pictures above too

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also, I have met Alberto Contador, the cyclist, sportsman, he is REAL 1,76 cm as he states. I've seen him face to face. Valverde is also 1,76. Yes, Cruise this time must have worn so platforms on shoes but even that he must be 173-174
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Sep/15
He doesn't look short at all to be perfectly honest...
S.J.H said on 24/Sep/15
Tom was 5'9.25 regular in elevator shoe and 5'7 barefoot. Add on 0.5 is generously by editor rob
panoska said on 23/Sep/15
1.72 at night or in the morning?
DougQuiadHauser said on 22/Sep/15
@mande2013

Seriously I do not know where all this Tom is depressed, and insecure about his so called lack of height?
If he was, there is no way he would stand next to woman as tall/taller AND wearing high heels and look that comfortable with it in my book.

At a guess I would say he was somewhere between 5'8" and 5'9".
184.3cm (Night) said on 19/Sep/15
Big G was 5'6.75" measured and was shorter than Tom in pics ive seen. G also likes to wear thick boots so any disadvantage in footwear would be minimal.
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 17/Sep/15
@TJE There are photos of him by Robert Downey Jr. that prove that RDJ is taller than Tom Cruise by more than a quarter of an inch.
mande2013 said on 17/Sep/15
Who knows. Personally, I CAN buy 5'6.5 for Tom. Let's get real. He doesn't look over 5'7 flat in Risky Business. Mahk is probably like 5'7.5 barefoot. He never looks anything less than a very strong 5'7.
TJE said on 15/Sep/15
All three would be great. Though idk if Mark wears lifts though.
mande2013 said on 15/Sep/15
How about Tom and Mahky Mahk in the same room?
TJE said on 11/Sep/15
I'd love to see Tom and RDJ in the same room lol.
andre said on 11/Sep/15
5ft6.5 barefoot for him
mande2013 said on 10/Sep/15
Well Markus:

If you're like me where 40% of the female population in your average Western country is taller than I am barefoot and you factor in women's propensity to wear heels it'll invariably feel as if "everyone's taller". To use an analogy, when you go into a coffee shop or a library, one has the impression that "everyone has a Mac". "Macs are everywhere". Yes, they seem to be ubiquitous since so many people have them, yet the numbers dictate they haven't come close to eclipsing PC in market share.
Jeff said on 9/Sep/15
James, can you show me pictures of the lifts you're referring to?
Markus from Italy said on 9/Sep/15
Probably you're right and as a matter of fact i m working on it...it just makes me feel kind of obsessed but fortunately i m gettin' out of it. You should have heard me two years ago...i seemed slightly mad. Now i m focussing on other things more relevant.
mike said on 8/Sep/15
just saw interview with the vampire, brad pitt seemed to have only 2 inches max on cruise, Tom seemed to be exactly 5'9, I was surprised
james said on 7/Sep/15
He obviously was wearing lifts in his boots in Valkyrie ..hes about 5'8 in regular shoes
Weeknd said on 7/Sep/15
The average height is deffinitly getting shorter, at least on the east coast of the US. I see way too many short high schoolers and college students.
mande2013 said on 6/Sep/15
It just strikes me as odd that a guy over 5'7 would be that depressed and insecure about it. I'm 5'5, and it certainly bothers me, but you seem far more flustered than even I am, and you're a solid two inches taller than me. It's not that bad a height, and with the right build and proportions, you can easily blend in with 5'8-5'10 guys. Most 5'7/5'8 guys I encounter don't seem that bothered, and I even know 5'6 guys who are less bothered than you are.
mande2013 said on 6/Sep/15
Markus from Italy:

Most girls, even among the younger generation, are not above 5'7. That's just your perception, and I'm sure it's clouded by the fact they tend to wear heels, as well. In any case, here in Paris, from my vantage point, 5'4/5'5 for females and 5'9/5'10 for males seem like accurate shouts for the average if I factor the many of the women edging me out on the street have heels on. And this is among Caucasians. One just needs to look at things objectively and not get flustered every time you walk past a female who happens to be taller than you, leading you to presume most females are taller than you when they're clearly not. You're 'evidence' is only anecdotal, nothing more.
Markus from Italy said on 3/Sep/15
Anything under 5'7 is laughable in my opinion. I've been depressed for years about my lack in stature (171 cm is pretty small also here in Italy since most of the guys and girls of current generation are above 5'7 many even touching almost 6', talking of guys) and now you know what I say? It's ridiculous when it comes to height, i mean each one would easily add 1 to 2 inches to their height and that is because society sucks and everyone is attracted by height... for a 5'7 guy is more difficult to find a girlfriend than a 5'8-5'9-'6 guy is; that's a fact. Depression also leads to overweight at times (like in my case) so that you easily look shorter than you are... but I'm working on it and you should work on your weight if you're not so tall i think, coz in that way you look thinner and easily give the impression to be taller.

However Cruise might be 5'7, 5'6, 5'5'... even 5'0, but he still is and would be a great actor like any other "giant movie monsters" who are in reality pretty small.
Jed said on 2/Sep/15
Tom Cruise must be the only major actor who's actually taller than the majority of people think he is. The way his heights spoken about you'd think he's a verifiable midget, but he's a similar height to plenty of actors who never get comments about it.
Lisa said on 31/Aug/15
Rob u cant give him more cm cuz google has him on 5'7 Accurate
TrackerX said on 30/Aug/15
A minimum of 1,70 m and a maximum of 1,72 m.
Jim Hopper said on 30/Aug/15
5-7 max in socks imo. His shoes are always a 2" + add on.
anonymous said on 30/Aug/15
Hi Rob i have something that is bugging me from long time i would really like to know so please answer me what weight is tom cruise at mission impossible ghost protocol ? because he seems very buff .
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In internet it is written that he is 170 lbs. Is this weight acurate for ghost protocol ?Please answer thank you
[Editor Rob: somewhere in that range is believable as he had a fair bit of muscle for that role.]
Arch Stanton said on 28/Aug/15
[Editor Rob: I don't hear much bad from fans who meet Cruise or actors who have worked with him!]

I think Billy Connolly's perception of Cruise says it all. Now Connolly may have been fooled by Tom's lifts into thinking he was around 5 ft 10 but I think he's the sort of guy who would sniff out an insufferable t**t and be more than happy to say what he really thought of him. That somebody like him who was around him every day on day could say he was a "smashing guy" I think is proof enough. And yes, actresses also rave about working with him, I've heard some gushing remarks from people like Emily Blunt, Cameron Diaz and Rosalind Pike who loved every minute of it.
Heylo said on 27/Aug/15
mande2013:
Tom is getting all the negative **** from people who think he's choice of "religion" is weird. I mean, who the hell cares? Let him believe in his stuff.
And from all the interviews I've seen with Tom (I've seen quite a lot) he seems to be a pretty intelligent, caring and humble individual who wants to help people.
People who hate him are just hating because they can, because it's acceptable, just like it's acceptable hating on Justin Bieber.
[Editor Rob: when it comes to height, we should all try as best we can to be impartial and not be influenced by our feelings towards actors or famous people.
]
Jeff said on 24/Aug/15
mande2013, I see at least 9cm between Estevez and Cruise on that picture so that still gives Cruise the 172 listing
Arch Stanton said on 23/Aug/15
mande2013 said on 21/Aug/15 "It's the fact that Tom acts like some spoiled brat who feels he's been dealt a bad hand, "


Really?? His scientology rants aside I think he generally comes across as a good natured guy in interviews and I don't get that vibe from him at all, I'm sure he's acutely aware of how lucky he is. Christian Bale and Nicholas Cage you'd have a point saying they seem spoiled.
[Editor Rob: I don't hear much bad from fans who meet Cruise or actors who have worked with him!]
Parker said on 23/Aug/15
With 5'4.5" Emilio Estevez in 1983:
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This one shows the footwear they were wearing that day.
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Parker said on 23/Aug/15
Here's another 5'5 with Rebecca De Mornay
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And another with 5'8 Sean Penn
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dmeyer said on 22/Aug/15
He seemed anywere 5'9.75-10.25 in shoes on his shoes dont give 3in so close to 5'8 for the guy
mande2013 said on 22/Aug/15
An inch between Tom and Pacino: Click Here

A 164cm Estevez makes a 170/171cm Tom: Click Here
Jeff said on 21/Aug/15
Rob, I think it's a well-known fact that Cruise isn't a guy who sleeps a lot. Do you think he'd look a full 5'8 if he was sleeping let's say 8-9 hours a night?
[Editor Rob: I think you are talking only a few mm's difference between 6 and 8 hours sleep, I doubt it will change his appearance much. He keeps himself physically in good shape and seems to still have good posture.]
Ricky muliawan hansyar's height is 5ft 7.5in (171 cm) said on 21/Aug/15
Rob,how tall tom cruise in endless love movie (1981),5ft7.5in or done 5ft7.75in?
mande2013 said on 21/Aug/15
I don't think people who meet him in person are pissed off to discover he's taller than expected. Rather, they're pissed off that despite his 'weak average' stature he's become the poster child for 'short male celebrity', which is unfair to 5'4-5'7 flat range guys.

It's the fact that Tom acts like some spoiled brat who feels he's been dealt a bad hand, while the likes of Radcliffe, Pacino, MJ Fox, Estevez, Hoffman, Jon Stewart, and Messi, and hell, even Jose Altuve and Sachin Tendulkar have all manned up, despite being shorter than Tom. It's more an attitude of shut up you spoiled brat, you're not that short. You don't need special treatment if you're only 3-4 cms shorter than average. So yes, people are pissed to discover he's not as short as they thought, but they're pissed because they're wondering why a weqk 5'8 guy rather than a 5'5 guy has become the poster child for the short male celebrity.
Danimal said on 20/Aug/15
Short guy (between 5'6" and 5'7"). Some pics of him in the 80's PRE-lifts:

With 5'5" Rebecca De Mornay in 1985:

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With 5'4.5" Emilio Estevez (according to Rob) in 1983:

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With 5'8" Sean Penn in 1981:

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Again, I am not biased, nor do I have an agenda. I think he's an amazing actor, but he's somewhere between 5'6" and 5'7" BAREFOOT.
170.7cm said on 20/Aug/15
175 to Tom Cruise , he is brilliant !
170.7cm said on 20/Aug/15
175 to Tom cruise , he is brilliant !
184.3cm (Night) said on 19/Aug/15
@dmeyer

Thanks for confirming what i thought. I always guessed he would hit 5'10 in his footwear. He always gives the impression of a 5'9 guy ( like he claims) which is easy for him to pull with lifts. A 5'7 flat guy would never manage that without very suspicous footwear.
the shredder said on 19/Aug/15
A 5'9 looking Cruise is not shocking in person plus boot , I'd be shocked If he looked 5'7 or under face to face.
dmeyer said on 17/Aug/15
I met cruise about 5 times he alwais looked 5'8.75-9.25 range but each time had high cut boots with a normal heel , minus the lifts he has to be near enaugh i measured a friend 5'8.75 plus nike show was 5'10 1/8 cruise was very simillar boots on also another 5'7. Friend who was There and was 5'7.5 shoes on he had a thin shoe cruise was notocably taller he was shocked ,
Truth said on 17/Aug/15
That's not true TalkingHeads, the new generation is taller due to all the hormones in meat, dairy, etc... Traces of anabolic growth hormones have even been found in poultry and tap water. Agree with you, long term, this can't be good but one ailment they won't have is being short.
177cmGuy said on 16/Aug/15
A flat 5'7 is too low but I think 5'7.5 is arguable
TalkingHeads said on 15/Aug/15
The average is lower now seeing how many short guys are in college. And especially with americans awful diets. I can buy 5'8,5 for the average, down from 5'9.
Tunman said on 15/Aug/15
@Duhon
are people really believing he's only 5'3?That's maybe exagerated.
It's true that many think he's short.Ironically like in Sly's case lifts made people think they are short,shorter than they really are.
That's the problem with people who are insecure about height.They unvoluntarily bring interest about how tall they are and most people think "he's wearing lifts,he tries to hide the fact he's a midget"and that sort of things.
Countless people in other sites argue whether Sarkozy is 150 or 155 when he's roughly 3 cm shorter than Hollande
Gregory Barbosa said on 15/Aug/15
Ok now I'm seriously confused. If you pause at 00:01:35 at the beginning of Collateral, the scene when he and Statham bump and exchange suitcases, there's a clear close-up on their shoes. What's super weird is that Statham's shoes have heels that are twice the heights of Tom's.
Yet they both appear the same height. Can't wrap my brain around this one. Statham is listed as 5'9" so why would he wear elevators in a scene with Cruise? Either Jason is super short (Jet Li territory) or Cruise needs to be upgraded to 5'10". Unless the director (upon Cruise's request) shot the shoe scene (which lasts no more than a fraction of a second) specially to confuse the height watch brigade... and have them change shoes for the headshot?
Gotta say, that would be weird though.
So which is it, upgrade for Cruise or Downgrade for Statham???
Rend said on 14/Aug/15
Rob, is wearing 3 inch lifted shoes possible for cruise case?
[Editor Rob: I don't think I've seen any obvious 2-inch lifts inside a 1-1.5 inch boot, but he could fit a 1-inch lift and most people wouldn't really notice anything different.]
the shredder said on 14/Aug/15
Agree , average still is 5,9 , 5,10
jim said on 13/Aug/15
There is a scene in War of the world's in his house when he runs up the stairs and to the back glass door and you can see his elevators shoes come off.
I mean he was essentially on stilts, walking on top of the shoes. It was then I said this guy must be tiny to have to walk on top of his shoes next to a kid. Sorry..no way is he 5.7. Great actor though, that just pops off the screen and brings movies to life
Shawn said on 12/Aug/15
James, the average height hasn't increased 2 inches in the past 30 years. Maybe 1 at the very most. Yes, even amongst the "younger" generation, I still see a lot of short guys.
James B said on 11/Aug/15
I think amongst the young crowd in the US given the average is 5'10-5'10.5 he is considered to be short. In the 80s though he would be more like lower end of average.

So overall cruise is quite short for a man but not very short.


Cruise is slightly taller than me (I am 170-171cm).
Jack said on 10/Aug/15
5'7 barefoot
5'8 in shoes
5'9 in shoe lifts
5'10 in 3 inch elevator shoes
5'11 in 4 inch elevator boots
Emil 182-183 cm said on 9/Aug/15
@Rob
@Gregory Barbosa
Painful truth about those rings is that they are not making your neck longer they're pushing down your shoulders
[Editor Rob: don't tell Tom Cruise that!]
Gregory Barbosa said on 7/Aug/15
haha Would make a funny postcard! A few more rings to tighten the noose and he'll be getting higher into the hypoxia zone, puffing nimbus with Tom Green Click Here
The Toms are great :-)
Dom said on 7/Aug/15
Always looks at least 5'8
Duhon said on 5/Aug/15
90% of the public's perception is how tall they WANT him to be not how tall he actually appears. He appears around 5'8" really but many in the public for some reason want to believe he is 5'3".
Gregory Barbosa said on 4/Aug/15
Look at Tom's neck. It's very long relative to his body. I suspect he had it elongated. Also he's got short arms and a large waist. Like Damon, he's a mesomorph. If Jonah Hill worked out, he could be the next Tom Cruise.
[Editor Rob: Gregory, don't go giving Tom ideas...he may well End up like this!]
Parker said on 4/Aug/15
philip44 says on 2/Aug/15
@rob,
lol this site is the only site that gives tom cruise a boost to his height, he is listed at 5 ft 7 on google and everything lol

lol - Every other site bar this one has Kevin Hart listed at the same height as Jerry Ferrara. Google and everything.
Go and look at pics of them together and tell me which site you believe.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Aug/15
He looks like he's pushing 5ft8
Ellen said on 3/Aug/15
Hi Rob, i just want to be sure. Is 172cm his height in the morning or evening? How low do you think he can drop after a full day of standing and walking?
[Editor Rob: Ellen, I believe Tom drops under 5ft 8 a fraction by afternoon, and wakes up comfortably over 5ft 8 in the morning.]
Sam said on 3/Aug/15
Tom has always been downgraded for his height, ever since people began saying he had 'little man syndrome' (which to some extent may or may not be true, but doesn't diminish his real height). 171cm-172cm is probably his range. Below average definitely, short arguable. Either way I think he's past caring what the media thinks, you sort of have to be to be a celebrity because they will say anything about you to attract public attention.
philip44 said on 2/Aug/15
@rob,
lol this site is the only site that gives tom cruise a boost to his height, he is listed at 5 ft 7 on google and everything lol
[Editor Rob: it's not a boost unless Tom was measured 5ft 7 flat.]
Dmeyer said on 2/Aug/15
Cruise could defenetly get 2.25in from those and measure 5'10 looking 176cm with exelent posture Click Here
Chase Witherspoon said on 2/Aug/15
That's a serious arch he's taming, so I suspect some form of heel elevation skulduggery to achieve a 5'9" claim? That would translate to a barefoot nadir of 170/5'7" surely...
Johnny said on 1/Aug/15
Cruise really is 5'6-5'7 range. Certaintly no taller than a flat 5'7.
Tan said on 1/Aug/15
The difference w/ Tom Cruise is the he has "a little man syndrome!"
Ed Kline said on 31/Jul/15
I just watched All The Right Moves again (on Netflix if anyone want to confirm), and in the bedroom scene where they are both barefoot, Leah Thompson is about 3.5 inches shorter than Tom Cruise, maybe 4 inches at most ( if I am being generous) , and maybe less than 3 at least. Pretty damning for Cruise's barefoot height. Even if she is 5'3.5 I don't see how Cruise could be anything over 5'7.5 and could easily see him being a bit less than that.
The Dutch Guy said on 30/Jul/15
5'7'' out of bed
5'6.5'' is his most common height (he is so tiny!)
Arch Stanton said on 30/Jul/15
I'd guess more in 155-60 pound range today, he's carrying more muscle than he used to.
Parker said on 30/Jul/15
Thing is with Cruise, with his posture and foowear he can really look the 5'9 he claims until you see him next to a legit 5'11.

He can't be more than 5'8.

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Jeff said on 29/Jul/15
Rob, what's the deal with those 2015 elevators? Cruise doesn't usually wear that outrageous footwear. The only time I recall him wearing elevators was for the Knight and Day premiere in Japan a few years back... I mean, if he's always wanted to walk tall, why wait now?
[Editor Rob: I think he is just wanting to look taller, maybe he has fallen into the trap of reading some articles and heard more talk about his height?

It would not surprise me if many people in media are annoyed when they meet Tom he isn't some 5ft 6-7 range guy...and now with elevators he can comfortably look between 5ft 8 and 9 to people.

]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jul/15
He can pull off the full 5ft8
Duhon said on 29/Jul/15
According to most internet listings these two men are supposed to be the same height Click Here 5'7"
[Editor Rob: yeah and according to these billion dollar companies, they tell visitors that this girl is 169cm and tom a mere 170cm: Yer Having a Laugh!...there are no lifts in those shoes...

But Tom is fighting back in 2015 with his new elevators. He's had it up to his neck with insults, digs and is now Walking taller...
]
Shawn said on 28/Jul/15
"gizmoqueen says on 28/Jul/15
It's a given. Guys always add 2 inches when asked 'how tall are you'. Ask any guy"

The editor of this website doesn't ;)
Ron said on 28/Jul/15
Rob,

What do you think his weight is around? Im guessing maybe 140/145 max 150 lbs. he looks like he hasnt gained anything and always has stayed the same aside for movie roles. What do you think?
[Editor Rob: I doubt he's anywhere as low as that in last 20 years, he looks more than that.]
KJK said on 28/Jul/15
the shredder says on 22/Jul/15
He looks over 5'7 . The shortest he ever looked was 5'7.5 with Lea Thompso

I can see that you still ignore the Hamilton/Cruise Pictures. Lewis Hamilton is 171 cm and when Tom stood next to him on two occasions he wasn't the taller man. Search Lewis Hamilton Tom Cruise on google.. And since Tom is a famous lifts-wearer he might be even shorter than 171 cm. He is probably 5'7' max.
dmeyer said on 28/Jul/15
I have experience those can give 1.7-2.1in no more or less
Harold said on 28/Jul/15
"Yes, they look like elevator shoes. I think he wore them at another event, the one where Arnie was in shock as Tom was only a few inches smaller."
Well, Rob, maybe it wasn't shock on Arnie's face but envy. Cruise is worth a great deal more money and owns his own production company. Cruise has had a 35 year career and is arguably as big box office as he's ever been. Schwarzenegger goes directly to video. Arnie has a good five inches on Tom. But Tom has a good 500 million on Arnie. Who's laughing all the way to the bank?
Jimbo said on 28/Jul/15
Look at jimmy fallon lip sync with Tom, look at his shoes as he walks up on stage.
Jeff said on 28/Jul/15
Rob, are you saying that he's getting around one inch on other people with those shoes? How come he still looks a little shorter than Simon Pegg in those pics?
[Editor Rob: yes he'll get about an inch more. I think in some pics Pegg had a decent boot himself, but then at recent event Tom's All Smiles as in his 2015 elevator shoes and Pegg in converse style, he's looking not too bad against Simon...]
gizmoqueen said on 28/Jul/15
It's a given. Guys always add 2 inches when asked 'how tall are you'. Ask any guy
lily said on 26/Jul/15
171cm morning
170cm afternoon
169cm evening
2toes said on 26/Jul/15
Excellent posture and lifts can make him appear a solid 5'9" on some events
Dmeyer said on 25/Jul/15
Those Will give no more than 2in , counting pivoting and room for lifts
jaymorgan007 said on 25/Jul/15
@ Jeff and @ rob

He is definitely wearing lifts at the premiere of Rogue Nation. Mind you, and I'm sure Rob would agree, they're not massive lifts. They looked about 4-5 centimeter ones. Would you agree, Rob?

By the way, I still believe tom is taller than 5'7, but not taller than 5'8, barefoot.
[Editor Rob: they aren't giving him the kind of height that Downey gets at times (nearly 3 inches), but they are big enough to be obvious elevator shoes.]
Shawn said on 25/Jul/15
Those are definitely elevators. The giveaway is always when the back end of the pant-leg can't seem to cover the ankle of the shoe.

Still though, those are by no means monsters. Rob, if I had to guess, I'd say in total he's getting 2.5 inches out of those (heels + insole). So really only 1.25 inches more than you'd get from a standard dress shoe... fair guess?
[Editor Rob: I doubt more than 2.2 from them, that is a very hefty amount really when you see how big the insole has to be. Getting 2.5 I'd be surprised.]
Jeff said on 25/Jul/15
Rob, how much do those shoes give him over a normal pair?
[Editor Rob: I would say they give 2.1-2.2 maybe...I can't see them being more than that range.]
Jeff said on 24/Jul/15
Rob, is he wearing lifts there? Click Here
[Editor Rob: here's a lighter, bigger Shot of them.

Yes, they look like elevator shoes. I think he wore them at another event, the one where Arnie was in shock as Tom was only a few inches smaller...
]
Socalg said on 23/Jul/15
My dad always used to tell me doesn't make a difference how tall you are or how tall the girl is because it always even out in bed . Y'all seem to forget Susan Anton dating Dudley Moore now there was a height difference . As for myself I'm only 5'5"I dated a girl 6'1" I have to tell you she was the best lay of my life . And dad was right it all evens out in bed . Best of luck
andre said on 23/Jul/15
is possible tom about 5ft6.5 barefoot ?

he uses huge hells
the shredder said on 22/Jul/15
He looks over 5'7 . The shortest he ever looked was 5'7.5 with Lea Thompson
john said on 20/Jul/15
5'7 seems right for him...he wears those fancy shoes and boots sometimes...both give him almost 2 inches so he is almost 5'9 in them..but 5'7 would be right for him
mande2014 said on 16/Jul/15
Daniel Radcliffe, Woody Allen, Dustin Hoffman, and Al Pacino all have typical well-proportioned 'short dude' builds. Tom Cruise just doesn't look like that. He really doesn't.
mande2014 said on 16/Jul/15
@jamie179cm

Tom has the frame and build of a weak average guy. He just doesn't have the run-of-the-mill 'short dude' build of a guy who's over 5'4 but under 5'7.
jamie179cm said on 15/Jul/15
@will how is it obvious when the guy wears liftes?
mande2013 said on 15/Jul/15
I'm pretty sure he stands 5'7, no more no less. He's three inches taller than 5'4 Curtis Armstrong in Risky Business.
truth said on 14/Jul/15
@Will because he is short. The tallest shot height is 5ft9 and the shortest tall height is 6ft0 :).
Will said on 13/Jul/15
It is very obvious that Cruise is 5'7"-5'8". Anything 5'6" and under is garbage. He is below average, so not a tall person. Most people view him in the short category.
184.3cm (Night) said on 13/Jul/15
171cm 5'7.5" nowadays he lost a quarter inch :)
jamie179cm said on 11/Jul/15
tom a tricky one but i doubt he's over 170cm in barefeet anyway
2toes said on 10/Jul/15
He is exactly 172.38097654767894 centimeters tall - late afternoon height
Ricky muliawan hansyar: 5ft 7.5in (171cm) said on 8/Jul/15
Rob,might be possible he is 5ft7.5 now?he is 53 years old
[Editor Rob: he is in very good shape for his age. He might have lost a few mm though, at early 50's, a small few mm loss is common, but most people aren't going to notice it unless they measured every year and tracked their height that way.

There was an article last year I think in Star which mentioned about Tom's worries about losing a 1/4 of an inch...]
David 185 - 186 cm said on 7/Jul/15
Maybe 5 ft 7 in
jump said on 5/Jul/15
One that hurts him is his smaller body frame so it makes him look even shorter. Also limb lengthing surgery screws up your legs for life. Not worth it.
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't say it screws up. It might depend on the doctor doing the surgery and the care given during the rehabilitation.
A good percentage will be back to good health after a year, but of course another percentage might end up with problems, complications and never quite get back to how their legs were before surgery.]
jump said on 5/Jul/15
One that hurts him is his smaller body frame so it makes him look even shorter. Also limb lengthing surgery screws up your legs for life. Not worth it.
Emil 182-183 cm said on 2/Jul/15
an anonymous peach says on 11/Jun/15
Why hasn't Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr or Sylvester Stallone resorted to limb-lengthening surgery yet?

Lol there's absolutely no reason to do that...
Julian said on 2/Jul/15
Well, maybe 171cm. MAX in his youth, but I realy doubt it. I honestly think he is no taller than 170. Witch is not so bad as some may think, realy.
sabot said on 2/Jul/15
Matthew says on 24/Jun/15
The ground is sloped heavily in Tom's favor in the first 3 pics.

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Indeed. PLUS they are not wearing the same typ of sneakers. Toms shoe sole is clearly thicker than Katies. The height listing ist fair, he must be arround that height.
Teyman said on 2/Jul/15
Its normal that tom cruise have a insoles in shoes. Everybody do this me too, i 'am about 1.76. But i think tom cruise 1.72
Jay said on 1/Jul/15
@shawn

I think it's becoming more difficult. Certainly it would be a almost impossible today to market 5'4ish actors like Michael j. Fox and Emilio Estevez in the roles they played in major movies back in the 80s. But I think it's still possible for guys who are at least 5'7-5'8 as long as they have a decent build/frame which makes a big difference. Tom's shorter than all the women in those photos but he's still noticibly more substantial/manly and can easily look like he's 5'11 on screen with lifts and camera tricks. Someone like Kit Harington really feels the effects of being only 5'7 because he has such a slight build and narrow shoulders.
starLord said on 30/Jun/15
CRUISE cant be 5'6. Hes short but not that short. He's 5'7. He is only mocked because he always wears 2/3 inch lifts.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jun/15
5ft6 for Cruise is pathetic. He definitely clears 5ft7.
djjrr said on 28/Jun/15
When did Cruise start wearing lifts in his films? Do you think he would be seen different if say he was 5'10 instead of 5'7 or would he still wear lifts? Brad Pitt is 5'10/11
Ricky muliawan hansyar: 5ft 7.5in (171cm) said on 28/Jun/15
Rob,are you agree if I say tom cruise regulary around 171.5cm in the evening?I need your comment?
[Editor Rob: I think it is far more believable than 170cm evening for me.]
Arch Stanton said on 27/Jun/15
@Djjrr Yes, plenty wore lifts in that period, Bing Crosby, Peter Lorre, Humphrey Bogart, Dean Martin, Dana Andrews to name a few.
andre said on 27/Jun/15
tom is 5ft7 barefoot
djjrr said on 26/Jun/15
Which came first? The fact that people mocked Cruise for being short or Cruise himself began wearing 2-3inch lifts? 5'7 is short but its not super short. When did he begin wearing lifts in films? In Top Gun he did not have lifts. Maybe it was Rain Man.

Were there big movie stars in the 30s or 40s or 50s that also wore lifts?
MJKoP said on 26/Jun/15
If the pics posted by DCarp don't provide a compelling enough case for Rob to upgrade Tom to a minimum of 5'8", then I don't think anything will.
hijopotamus said on 25/Jun/15
Just watched Rain Man. 5'6 for Tom.
With his tricky shoes he reaches the 5'9" mark.
Matthew said on 24/Jun/15
DCarp says on 18/Jun/15
He seems to be a strong 5'8. Considering that Katie Holmes is a solid 5'9.
It's highly doubtful for him to stuff a 2-inches sole inside the running shoes.

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The ground is sloped heavily in Tom's favor in the first 3 pics.
lelman said on 23/Jun/15
Was watching Mission Impossible a couple days ago with a few friends, and they were all joking about Tom was probably stood on a box the whole film, or everyone was walking in trenches beside him. Quite interesting as I'd never really heard anyone say anything like it in real life.

I said he's not even that short and they were all adamant he is 5'6" tops, if not even shorter. I wonder where this whole thing came from. You think it's kind of like Chinese whispers, one person once said "Tom is kinda short for an actor, he wears lifts" and it became "Tom is a midget, he wears 5 inch elevator boots just to reach 5 foot".
Jay said on 20/Jun/15
Plus that pic with Katie wearing flats and Tom with boots.
Jay said on 20/Jun/15
Katie is 5'9 so it's more than an inch.
Parker said on 20/Jun/15
DCarp says on 18/Jun/15
He seems to be a strong 5'8. Considering that Katie Holmes is a solid 5'9.
It's highly doubtful for him to stuff a 2-inches sole inside the running shoes.

Yeh, the Katie Holmes pictures have been flogged to death, there are numerous pics out there to show there was little difference between their heights. An inch tops in Katie's favour.

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DCarp said on 18/Jun/15
He seems to be a strong 5'8. Considering that Katie Holmes is a solid 5'9.
It's highly doubtful for him to stuff a 2-inches sole inside the running shoes.

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ManKo said on 14/Jun/15
an anonymous peach
Probably becouse there is always an small risk, plus its imposible to do that surgery without others noticing it, which could be very bad for their careers (everyone will talk about it, while elevator shoes are more Discreet ).

Besides, if you do that surgery you will spend a long time on a wheelchair, and during that time you cant work either.
an anonymous peach said on 11/Jun/15
Why hasn't Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr or Sylvester Stallone resorted to limb-lengthening surgery yet?
jackie said on 8/Jun/15
his height listed here isn't terribly bad. i mean, he's a super major movie star! i wouldn't care, if i were tom cruise. he makes short look cool. look at ben stiller.
jackie said on 8/Jun/15
his height listed here isn't terribly bad. i mean, he's a super major movie star! i wouldn't care, if i were tom cruise. he makes short look cool. look at ben affleck.
mande2013 said on 8/Jun/15
I wouldn't say Tom always looks average in films though. In Jerry Maguire and Top Gun he seems week average, like 5'8-ish.
mande2013 said on 8/Jun/15
Shawn: That list is incomplete without Alan Ladd and Gene Kelly. ;-)
dh said on 8/Jun/15
who wears the highest lifts in Hollywood? Downey Jr or Cruise? They both wear 3 inch lifts right?
dh said on 8/Jun/15
Gosling and Tatum are only 6'0, 6'1. Slightly tall but not Tall like say the classic films stars like John Wayne or Clark Gable or Rock Hudson and many more. Those guys were 6'2 and taller.
hijopotamus said on 8/Jun/15
AJAY, height doesn't matter to you but it surely does to Tom!
an anonymous peach said on 8/Jun/15
@AJAY, sorry, but 172cm is not the "perfect height" for a man - it's below average but not terribly short.

With that being said, I would love to hear a claim from Cruise nowadays, he might actually be honest or try to gamble a 5ft 8 or 9 claim again.
Alex said on 7/Jun/15
Lots of actors are under 6ft
184.3cm (Night) said on 7/Jun/15
Its funny because most people who meet him away from Hollywood think he is 5'10. So even if you factor in people overestimating by an inch he still looks 5'9 to people. With lifts he can pull off maybe 1.5 inches taller as he doesnt wear Diesel boots or Downey Jr elevators.
So smallest he could be is 5'7.5" in my mind.
AJAY said on 6/Jun/15
Tom has a perfect height and height is d'snt matter because tom is a stunning actor nd do a great job in movies nd a great actor for me and I m the huge fan of tom cruise and I wish ever I could meet him.

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