How tall is Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise's Height

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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Average Guess (105 Votes)
5ft 7.29in
Dmeyer said on 23/Oct/16
Peak 5 ft 7,75 now 5 ft 7,5
Rojina said on 22/Oct/16
Rob can you make a listing for ex-hollyoaks pin-up Danny Mac? His attempt on Strictly tonight was divine..

Arthur said on 22/Oct/16

Yeah, he looked exactly the same as Colbert. But, he did have a boot style shoe and Corden just a vans style shoe.
MDV said on 22/Oct/16
Rob, why is he listed at 5 ft 7 in everywhere? For his elevator shoes?
Editor Rob: well the average guess from users is a fraction over 5ft 7, I think that is certainly closer to the truth than a flat 5ft 7 for the guy.
MJKoP said on 22/Oct/16
Shredder said on 16/Oct/16
Guess what Guys , I get to meet him , hopefully take a pic , I'll give ya'll my estimate.

Awesome, dude! Didn't you say you were a hair over 5'6"? If so, that is pretty much the best height to compare him by for the sake of shutting up the downgraders. I'm calling it right now. Cruise will practically tower over 5'6ish(?) shredder. He'll own him big time. If this doesn't destroy the "Tom is 5'7" flat or under" crowd, then nothing will.

And in b4 that said crowd cries "lifts, lifts, lifts!!!" :D
Parker said on 22/Oct/16
Arthur said on 21/Oct/16
Rob, there is no way you can leave Tom at 5'7.75 after the James Corden video. At least give him 5'7.5.

Well I for one couldn't see any noticeable difference. The same last night on the Graham Norton show. Tom looked the same height.
5'8 - without Rob measuring him on a stadiometer your not gonna get closer than that.
Editor Rob: to be fair, there is an increasing chance of a little fractional loss for Cruise. Over the last decade he has churned out a number of action oriented films, involving a lot of physical work and stunts.
JustClueless said on 21/Oct/16
I think Cordon's shoes gave similar height to Tom... they seemed to have a thick heel all the way along them.
Arthur said on 21/Oct/16
Rob, there is no way you can leave Tom at 5'7.75 after the James Corden video. At least give him 5'7.5.
Zane said on 20/Oct/16
Rob , I have just seen the latest James Corden's video on Youtube in which He briefly enact Cruise's movie carrer along with him.Tom seems a litle bit shorter than 173 cm Corden and at minute 8:13 it is possible to spot their footwear.As You can see James Corden is wearing a black pair of Converse while Cruise is sporting a heel type of shoes. Here 's the link :Click Here

What are Your thoughts?
Editor Rob: in the part they are standing normally there wasn't really much between them, of course Tom with more footwear puts him lower probably more 5ft 7.5-7.75 zone.
Heylo said on 20/Oct/16
He looks the same height as James Corden (173 or 5'8) but Tom wore bigger heeled shoes. I think that 171cm or plain 170(5'7) could be his real height.
Heylo said on 20/Oct/16
He looks the same height as James Corden (173 or 5'8) but Tom wore bigger heeled shoes. I think that 171cm or plain 170(5'7) could be his real height.
JustClueless said on 18/Oct/16

Can people please clarify how they are guessing Tom Cruise's height. I mean are you factoring in 1 inch lifts in his shoes or assuming he sometimes doesn't wear them etc.
Shredder said on 16/Oct/16
Guess what Guys , I get to meet him , hopefully take a pic , I'll give ya'll my estimate.
Peter175 said on 15/Oct/16
I think Tom is around Rob's height in the morning like 5ft8.25 but evening I think he's a toss up between 5ft7.5 or .75. Either way it's a good general range he could fit. He probably isn't 5ft8 and neither is he a flat 5ft7
Arch Stanton said on 14/Oct/16
c'mon seriously that dude 5'8? said on 1/Oct/16
google lists cruise 1.7 m so no way he's over it rob, google boost and don't downgrade heights

The same google that had the Rock at 6 ft 5 and Ryan McPartlin at 6'3, yup, real authoritative on heights!
Arch Stanton said on 14/Oct/16
Csimpson 6ft said on 1/Oct/16
5ft 7.5 i think is closer to his real height, im not convinced hes an almost 5ft 8 guy

Again it's just 0.25 diff. 5'7.5 is still almost 5 ft 8 to most normal people. I guessed 5'7.5, but it's equally as possible as 5'7.75.. 172 overall is a decent shout, but I'd guess his low as more 171.
newbie said on 14/Oct/16
I do find it odd that someone whose career has been highly successful is dogged so much by the fact he is below average height and almost certainly cheating to be that tall. He's short and very good in films, one doesn't change the other, just like some of his odd lifestyle choices don't change that he's a good actor.
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Oct/16
Tom clearly has a penchant for tall women, so when he stands next to them, his lack of height will be more obvious! He also has a reputation for wearing built-up shoes and guys who do that risk becoming laughing stocks, probably none so much as Tom here.

That shouldn't distract from the fact that he is an excellent and intriguing actor. I loved him in 'Rain Man', though my favourite of his roles was when he played a nice-guy doctor with a cruel-tongued wife who inadvertently lands himself in all kinds of danger while chewing over whether he should get his own back on her!
Nik said on 13/Oct/16
Very close to average for his age at 172 cm and not short for a man in general. Tom cruise will only just be in the smallest 40 percent in the west and he will be very close to average worldwide.
yaniv maor said on 9/Oct/16
im sure he is a 171cm with lifts that makes him 5'9+/ so sure of it
D said on 8/Oct/16
If tom is 1.72 that means he can go up to 1.77 with lifts. So he is not that short. Even at 1.72. I don't see why everybody is attacking him for his height when there are other people shorter than him(celebrity).
Arthur said on 5/Oct/16

why are you feeling sorry? This guy is a billionaire. People are calling him short, so what?
andre said on 5/Oct/16
Tom is 5ft7.5 with his shoes on not barefoot rob you sould downgrate him to 5ft6.5 barefoot
so said on 4/Oct/16
I feel sorry for him. Journalists are always looking for a negative even when its not even true. I don't class him as short being nearly 5'8 with the age of 54. He was probably just below average in the 80s. He's a great actor! people should have never diminished him because of his height. Shallow world we live in.
Jeff said on 2/Oct/16
I challenge all the downgraders out there to watch a film like The Firm and to see Cruise as anything under 172cm. He looks average in that film, not short. A flat 5'7 wouldn't pull that off, lifts or not. It's a matter of proportions
Darius said on 2/Oct/16
I think cruise is 5'7.25 or 171 cm. Maybe he is 5'7.5' at his peak but not more in my opinion.
c'mon seriously that dude 5'8? said on 1/Oct/16
google lists cruise 1.7 m so no way he's over it rob, google boost and don't downgrade heights
Csimpson 6ft said on 1/Oct/16
5ft 7.5 i think is closer to his real height, im not convinced hes an almost 5ft 8 guy
Sonnecker said on 1/Oct/16
I'm surely not a "downgrader" and I like very much Tom's films, but looking at him several times I extimate him at 170 cm... I find very hard he's taller then 171, I'd be surprised!
172,maybe, just when he wakes up.
Meanwhile, I'm waiting for the next Jack Reacher!
Original said on 30/Sep/16
HonestSlovene said on 30/Sep/16
I think Cruise just might be in the 5'7"-5'7.75" range, he never looked a legit 5'8" like Rob for example. Most likely I would have guessed 5'7.5" and even that can be optimistic at times since he did look 5'7" flat in his earlier career.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 29/Sep/16
171 cm range, he needed ramrod posture edging out big G. No way he's Robs height.
S.J.H said on 26/Sep/16
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is really not 5'9 not 5'7.75 he is only 5'7 and worse he is 5'6.75 consider he was almost in mid 50s now
Marquis said on 25/Sep/16
From a FOX News article:

"Tom Cruise got his private pilot's license in 1994, and flying is a skill he began to acquire while playing Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in the Navy fighter weapons school film "Top Gun." While in real life, Cruise would've been too small to qualify to be a Navy pilot (at 5' 7" he's one inch too short), he has bought several military aircraft. "

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Everyone happy now? Cruise is 5'7".
Warren said on 25/Sep/16
170cm barefoot
Johan said on 25/Sep/16
Nik said on 23/Sep/16
Having seen the photo of Tom Cruise with Katie Holmes I find it hard to believe they are both the heights they are down to be and that there is 3 inches between them. It is also strange that the proportion of men that I see in everyday life that are around or below my height (171 cm) seems to be that much lower than the amount of male celebrities that are said to be under 5 foot 8.

Katie is wearing heels in that pic. She has probably 1.5 inches (4cm) advantage. The reason I say that is because in Nikes she was 4 cm taller than Cruise tops.

Cruise has 1 inch- 1.25 inch shoe

Katie - 3 inch heel give or take fraction.
manny said on 24/Sep/16
If he had of been taller he coukdve been the man but anyway he isn't unfortunately my uncle seen him in Paris my uncle's 5'10 and he said cruise is around 5'6 and he's known to wear elevator shoes that make him 5'9 I mean he isn't a tall guy and that's that
Nik said on 23/Sep/16
Having seen the photo of Tom Cruise with Katie Holmes I find it hard to believe they are both the heights they are down to be and that there is 3 inches between them. It is also strange that the proportion of men that I see in everyday life that are around or below my height (171 cm) seems to be that much lower than the amount of male celebrities that are said to be under 5 foot 8.
Nik said on 23/Sep/16
Looking at the photo of Tom cruise and Katie Holmes I struggle to see they are both the height that they are down to be. I don't envisage the difference being as great as it is down to be (3 inches). Also through my experience the regularity of men I see in everyday life around my height or smaller (171 cm) does not tie in with the proportion of male celeb
F97 said on 21/Sep/16
Rob do you think tom could be closeau to 5'9 in the morning? Also I have a questions about my height. I normally measure at around 181.5-6 in the morning. I normally drop down to flat 180 or mayhem 179.7-6. What height do you think I should claim
Editor Rob: I think because of the issue and speculation about lifts, his true barefoot height is always up for debate. I think 5ft 8.5 out of bed, but 5ft 9 I don't think he'd hit it.
cruise height said on 20/Sep/16
He's 5'6.75" at morning no more no less, he looks so tiny near 5'8" women even tho he wears 4 cm heels.
Stop liying about your height celebrities!
Canson said on 18/Sep/16
@Willes189: correction their friend. I believe who I truly feel is that height. You take a claim when it make someone taller however. When someone like Conan (191-192 peak) claims 6'4 he's 6'4. When Charles Barkley's teammates call him 6'4.5 but he says 6'5, you say he's or they're downplaying it. That is how it works with you. You feel 190 is the superior height and curve based on that.
Johan said on 17/Sep/16
Noone here cares what he gets listed at on "other sites". Their listings are garbage thats why I enjoy Rob's site so much.

He isn't under 5'7.25" its just not possible that sub 5'7" can fool people for 5'9" considering the lifts he has worn are not huge elevator boots. With normal 3-4cm footwear he can pull off looking taller than legit 5'8" guys like Jeremy Renner and actresses who play opposite him. Actors who get listed at 5'9" I might add.

It just shows how bad his image has gotten with the media, they have guys like Renner at 5'9" while they describe Tom as 5'6" . Boggles the mind.
Willes189 said on 16/Sep/16
Tom himself claims 5'9 Canson, and since it seems like you believe in what most people claim, then why not take his word for it? I downgraded him 1 inch and said that he looks 5'8.

5'7.75 is not final, Rob hasn't met him or measured him. But Rob is very good at guessing heights, so if he has him at 5'7.75 then that's the best we can do, without measuring him, or actually meeting him face to face (just be a litte more aware of your, and his footwear ;)

I just can't spot the .25 inch that Rob can in this case, because Tom Cruice looks like a 5'8 man from everything I've seen of him, in my eyes atleast
Pierre said on 14/Sep/16
Tom Cruise is listed 5"7' in lots of web sites,and generally the lists are generous(it's my opinion).Even if he was 5"5' he's a very beautiful man.
Axl said on 13/Sep/16
IMO Tom is, at most, a solid 5'8''. The least I could see him be is 5' 6.5'' flat. No more, no less.
Blake said on 13/Sep/16
Why does everyone think he is really short?
Canson said on 8/Sep/16
@Willes189: yes everyone looks taller to you. Just like you say I downgrade everyone.
heightchecker34 said on 8/Sep/16
A strong 5'7 guy... no more, no less. One of the most talked about celebrity in terms of height and the whole "Napoleon's Complex". Probably more than Robert Downey Jr and Sly Stallone combined. It is obvious he wears lifts when it suits him, it just depends on the day. There is no doubt, he wears it for movies, and me being Indian and into bollywood, he would fit right in LOL. In fact, I would love a comparison between Shahrukh, Salman, and Tom. Bet it would take a lot of money, just to make them go barefoot haha.
Willes189 said on 8/Sep/16
He looks 5'8 to me
Pete said on 7/Sep/16
Jamie Oliver is 5'10 / 178 cm. With Cruise:Click Here
How much taller he is than TC? Rob, what is your opinion?
Editor Rob: if footwear equal he doesn't look under 5ft 8 there, but I'm not sure if Jamie is in same shoes, or is wearing sneakers.
Dingus said on 5/Sep/16
Rob, any reason for the extra ".75"? I would definitely put him at 5'07.00" even, thats what I've seen him constantly listed as for years. He can seem like a strong 5'07.00" but I've never noticed him being much bigger than that.
Editor Rob: I'd be surprised if he measured 5ft 7 flat, from all I've seen I still think he is nearer 5ft 8 than 7.
Shredder said on 4/Sep/16
Only about 2" or 2.5 under Bacon , where are people getting 4 "?
Colonel Jessup said on 3/Sep/16
Kevin Bacon appears to be substantially taller than Tom Cruise in a Few Good Men. Assuming Bacon's listed height of 5'10" is accurate, why would he appear to be about 4 inches taller than Cruise, if Cruise was actually a hair under 5'8" . Just don't see Cruise being anything taller than 5'7" flat. Maybe a little under that.
sabot said on 3/Sep/16
"HonestSlovene said on 22/Aug/16
@MJKoP People who think Cruise is 5'6.5 or less are just as deluded as people who think he is anything over the current listed height of 5'7.75 and 5'8+. He always looked 5'7-5'8 range, end of story and might be a few fractions less than this listing, but not under 170 cm. "

That pretty much sums it up.
In those pics where he appears 5'9+ he has strange proportions (short arms and very long legs). Which tell us what?
I think 172 cm is fine for him.
Willes189 said on 1/Sep/16
This listning is a prof of Rob's true height reading skills, Tom is one of the hardest ones to pin down on celebheights, along with Pitt and DiCaprio IMO
HonestSlovene said on 22/Aug/16
@MJKoP People who think Cruise is 5'6.5 or less are just as deluded as people who think he is anything over the current listed height of 5'7.75 and 5'8+. He always looked 5'7-5'8 range, end of story and might be a few fractions less than this listing, but not under 170 cm.
Parker said on 21/Aug/16
A 5'9 Cuise would put Beckham at 6'
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David himself claims 5'11, and next to a self claimed 6' Frank Lampard, looks it.
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5'8 for Tom IMO, or very close to it.
Pete said on 21/Aug/16
@Parker on 14/Aug/16: I actually think Cruise is having same kind of heels than RDJ, but his heels are "invisible". Pictures above with Rosamund Pike and Cameron Diaz, he has shoes with at least 5 cm heels. With Renner he is wearing same kind of shoes. Looks like normal shoes, but when you take a closer look: Click Here
Even in sneakers he has some extra: Click Here
Like truth said on 15/Aug/16, Cruise has smaller frame than Renner. 170 cm for Cruise!
Editor Rob: the white sneakers he was wearing were just the nike air force one, a decent enough 1.2 inch though.
Shredder said on 20/Aug/16
MJKoP , I agree he does look 5'9 " with Renner and would look it with Rob. Yet I'm not sure if he really measures that barefoot , but the biggest point being that it blows away anything as low as 5'6 " or even 5'7".
MJKoP said on 20/Aug/16
Look at Rob with Renner. Now look at Cruise with Renner. If you can't see that Cruise is 5'9", then there's something wrong with you.
truth said on 15/Aug/16
@Parker Not 3 inch lifts but 1 inch lift in 1 inch boots. So he looks 5'9.5 in shoes and edges Renner by 0.5 who is a strong 5'9 in shoes and 5'8.5 barefoot. Cruise is 5'7.5 barefoot and 100% in the 5'7-5'8 zone.
truth said on 15/Aug/16
@Mande2013 No, he definitely has a smaller frame and is at least 1 inch if not 2 inches shorter than him.
Mande2013 said on 14/Aug/16
@truth: Am I blind, or is it quite obvious that TC has a noticeably smaller frame than Renner when we see them side by side in tight fitting T-shirts?
Parker said on 14/Aug/16

Renner has to be a minimum 5'9 in footwear and I posted pics where Cruise is looking an inch taller. For a 5'7 Cruise to hit 5'10 he'd have to walking around in RDJ footwear at all times
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Cruise cannot be under 5'7.5.
truth said on 13/Aug/16

No? I found it within a few seconds.

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Lets face it though, without his lifts he would look barely 5'7.5 if not 5'7 flat instead of 5'9-5'10 next to Renner, who is a genuine weak 5'9 guy.
Parker said on 12/Aug/16

He's a multimilionaire, good looking, worlds biggest box office film star,dated and married some stunning looking women - they (the media) have to find something to pick on.
Parker said on 12/Aug/16
Renner and Cruise

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Renner in Red scarf with back towards the camera
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Renner clearly the bigger guy? Judge for yourselves
john said on 12/Aug/16
I'm not exagerating but this guy was the most bashed celebrity in those years due to his stature, even though he's only 1 inch(if he's really close to 5'8" range) or 2 inches below average height in America. I don't get it, he's not that short, but maybe the fact that he dated taller woman than him matters too.
mande2013 said on 12/Aug/16
Renner looking taller than Tom: Click Here

And judging by their frames, Renner is clearly a bigger guy.
Johan said on 12/Aug/16
I think Cruise would look anything from 5'8" to 5'9" with Rob depending on his footwear..
The Expert said on 12/Aug/16
He looks 171cm , no way for 172cm. At least 171.3cm without footwear.
Brad said on 12/Aug/16
G was 5.6.5" with Cruise and Cruise owned him as listed. Portman to Cruise customs cancel. G admitted Cruise was taller.
Shredder said on 11/Aug/16
Cruise would look 5'9 and change with Rob , Renner proves this.
Parker said on 11/Aug/16
truth said on 10/Aug/16
Looks roughly an inch shorter than Renner. 5'8.5" for Renner, 5'7.5" for Cruise.

To be fair, I cannot recall one picture where Cruise looks noticeably shorter than Renner.

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Marquis said on 10/Aug/16
5'7" guy is 5'7".
truth said on 10/Aug/16
Looks roughly an inch shorter than Renner. 5'8.5" for Renner, 5'7.5" for Cruise.
Alex said on 10/Aug/16
Hey Rob, if Jeremy Renner is 5ft 8.5in, Tom Cruise could be a weak 5ft 8in. What do you think?
Editor Rob: I still don't think Cruise is that far from 5ft 8, I couldn't see him a 5ft 6-7 guy, it seems impossible.
FrankR1 said on 8/Aug/16
Tom Cruise was never taller than 5'7." He looked respectably tall in 'The Outsiders' when standing next to fellow actors Emilio Estevez, and Ralph Macchio (also fairly short), and he looked even taller in 'The Last Samurai' next to a predominantly Japanese cast, but Cruise was 5'7" tops at his peak.
Luigi said on 6/Aug/16
I always had the impression that he was 5'6'' tops, he has that short look
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Aug/16
Rob, how arguable is 5ft8 peak?

He could pull off near 5ft9 in the 80's-90's
Editor Rob: I wouldn't dismiss it.
Orlando said on 2/Aug/16
Tom Cruise is 5'7 (1.72) wearing shoes, without them iam pretty sure he is 5ft 5-6in. I dont know if he is also wearing internal lifts
Orlando said on 26/Jul/16
Check this photo of Tom Cruise next to Al Pacino Click Here
Editor Rob: also got Kidman in there, Pacino looks taller than 5ft 6 I'd think there...whether he wears lifts I don't know.
Ricky said on 26/Jul/16
Rob,anychance he is 5ft7.5in?
Editor Rob: it is a figure a good chunk of people probably would argue barefoot he could be.
Johan said on 20/Jul/16
Not all actors are no. 1

Tom makes the most money, has done for years. The media at large doesn't care for his beliefs and so they attack what they can. His height is very easy to target, he does alot of action movie roles and that is still monopolized by guys at least 5ft 10...or so they claim. Would surprise people how many 5ft 8-5ft 9 guys have done the very same thing since the 80's.
Pablus86 said on 20/Jul/16
I saw him in London ,he get out of the car for a moment and he was looking like really short guy so I think that TC is 165-168 cm height no more for sure !!
Kevin K. said on 20/Jul/16
A lot of actors are 5'7". If Tom Cruise were really 5'7" or so, then his height wouldn't be such an issue. I think he's about 5'6.
Slothee said on 20/Jul/16
Do you think 5'7.5" or 171 cm is a possibility? I feel like he looks a very strong 5'7" but less of a weak 5'8"
Editor Rob: it is a possibility, under that though I would struggle more to argue 5ft 7 flat.
Pete said on 17/Jul/16
Pictures of Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis, who is listed 165 cm here. Cruise is max 5 cm taller.

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luzi said on 16/Jul/16
rob, do you think that is possible for tom cruise drop to 170cm in evening?
Editor Rob: I wouldn't be on him being that low.
George 176 cm said on 15/Jul/16
Rob, considering you've never met Tom, this listing does look accurate. The media would have us all believing he's Ronnie Corbett's height, wouldn't they!
Editor Rob: I warned people years ago Tom would creep down, and he has - there are publications who called him 5ft 5 with a straight face.
Johan said on 14/Jul/16
Dank said on 8/Jul/16
How tall do you think he is as the role as Jack Reacher? The cast of other men seem to be 4 inches taller than him.

He can look 5ft 8 or 5ft 9 alot in films. I like that he did his own thing with the role and didn't try to compensate for the role with lifts or something like Downey Jnr.

Would be impossible anyway as Reacher is 6ft 5 in the books.
Jings Chen said on 12/Jul/16
He is a great, handsome and polite actor, his excellent brain is much taller than his wonderful height 172 cm.
jpdb said on 12/Jul/16
i've actually heard that tom was only 5'4".
Dmeyer said on 6/Jul/16
cruise is about 172cm wearing a thick shoe like 3-3.5cm 1.2-1.5in he looks 173-4cm and wearing 2-2.25in elevator he pulls off 175cm
Shredder said on 6/Jul/16
I saw Renner in person , He is no bigger than his listed height.
Robby D. said on 6/Jul/16
@Parker. Fair enough. The photo of Tom Cruise with Pablos Motos is the best argument I have seen so far for Cruise being above 5' 7". Motos is listed as 5' 5.75" and I would go along with that because in the other photo you posted with Daniel Radcliffe he looks to be an inch taller than 5' 4.75" Radcliffe. I have to say that if I had seen Tom Cruise for the first time in that photo of him with Pablos Motos and had no idea of his height listing I would have thought there was a good case for his 5' 9" claim.
mande2013 said on 6/Jul/16
I would say that's a 3-inch difference between Cruise and Motos assuming they have the same footwear.
Darius said on 5/Jul/16
Rob, is Jeremy Renner taller than cruise barefoot. In many of pics tom cruise seems taller than him
Editor Rob: at times he looks the same, shorter, even a bit taller...overall I don't think Renner has as good a posture as Tom though.
Parker said on 4/Jul/16
@Robby, I was just using that pic to illustrate Tom consistently looks~3 inches taller than Beckham

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I've also seen a barefoot pic of Tom next to Katie Holmes in thin heeled shoes and to me there didn't even look a full inch. Unfortunately I can no longer locate it.

5'7-5'8 for Cruise is a good listing IMO

I mean look at him next to 5'4/5'5 Pablo Motos
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And Motos next to Radcliffe
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Robby D said on 2/Jul/16
@Parker. I don't see how that picture with Beckham proves Cruise is not under 5' 7" unless you can see their footwear. It is obvious he is not wearing Converse in that photo and odds are he is wearing generous elevator shoes so it really proves nothing.
Johan said on 2/Jul/16
Nice pic Parker. Tom isn't in converse there and looks shorter next to Beckham than McConaughy. Food for thought indeed.
Parker said on 2/Jul/16
Plenty of pictures on the net of Tom With David Beckham. Tom cannot be over 5'8.

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He's not under 5'7 either
Johan said on 1/Jul/16
Bad news for Matthew, Tom is 5ft 7.5 + 0.5 in converse =5'8" . He is standing normally while MM has his head raised so yes 3 inches.

MM is 5ft 11 in SHOES thanks for proving he is 5ft 10 mande2013. Been arguing he is 5ft 10 range for years here.
mande2013 said on 30/Jun/16

I was gonna say the McConaughy picture was likely taken on a lift free day, but Matthew's not even standing straight while Tom is.
Shredder said on 29/Jun/16
He really can't be over this listing with Matthew.
mande2013 said on 28/Jun/16
I'm convinced Tom occasionally attends red carpet events lift-free, or is maybe only attending with say a 3 cm boost from his barefoot height as opposed to the solid 2-2.5 inch boost he has in those recent BAFTA pictures with Leo.
mande2013 said on 28/Jun/16
Weak 5'11 Matthew McConaughy has an easy 3 inches on TC here: Click Here

On top of that, what are the possibilities of Tom wearings lifts?
Editor Rob: the one time Tom is in a simple pair of converse...he rarely wore them in his life.
truth said on 28/Jun/16
He is short but I strongly doubt he is a milimeter under 5'7. Looks mostly around 5'7.5, can pull of looking 5'9-5'10 average height range in lifts just like Brad Pitt can pull of looking tall at 6'0-6'1 since he is 3 inches taller than him.
John said on 25/Jun/16
5ft 6.75 -5ft 7.25. He is know for wearing elevator shoes
Frank R said on 24/Jun/16
Tom Cruise has never been taller than 5'7. I don't know where people are getting 5'7.75". If anything, he's shrunk from his peak height of 5'7" in 1986's 'Top Gun' where Cruise appeared "tiny" compared to every other pilot in that film, and of course Kelly McGillis who at 5'10" towered over Cruise.
JarvisOS said on 24/Jun/16
If he wear 1/2 inch lifts I'm sure it will be hardly noticeable. I think 5'7.25" for him
Editor Rob said on 22/Jun/16
Saw a quote from the author Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting/Filth):
"Hollywood facts: At 5ft 4 and a half inches, Hobbit Elijah Wood stands half an inch taller than Tom Cruise."
Alxr37 said on 22/Jun/16
Robby D. said on 20/Jun/16
@Johan. That is a very interesting photograph. I am extremely doubtful that Tom Cruise has reached the age where he would shrink but nevertheless you do put up a good argument for Cruise being the 172cm that Rob has listed him at. I would like to stress however, that he is probably wearing lifts in that photo although I am not sure how much difference that would make. One thing I would like to add is it seems rather odd to me that a man like Tom Cruise who is below average height for a male is always photographed with women above average height for females. It is almost like in every photo he has to prove he is about 5' 9" tall. They say the camera never lies but I am sure there is some kind of trick to this although I haven't figured out what it is.
Johan said on 20/Jun/16
Olga Kurylenko listed by her agency as 175 cm, Rob gives her 5'8.25" - 173 cm.

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Now lets just assume its not a 2 cm advantage and just go with Tom having an Inch over her. They are very similar in that shot although I would give Cruise the edge. She would be max 2 cm taller than him if they were barefoot. Leaving him at 5'7.5" - 171cm at worst. He has aged and its possible a 1/4 inch loss over 50 yrs so maybe he has lost a little but I think we can all agree he is NOT 5'6.5" - 169cm same as G.
Tom said on 19/Jun/16
I doubt Cruise is any more than 5-6. If an actor always looks short, he is short.
mande2013 said on 19/Jun/16
I can't see Neymar being under 5'8.
andre said on 19/Jun/16
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here you can see him listed at 5ft7

change it rob

Editor Rob: not sure what a listing on an astrology site tells me.
300xb said on 19/Jun/16
looks around 171 in movies
Pete said on 19/Jun/16
Rob, since many think Cruise is max 170, what made you think he is 172? If you had to prove it, what pictures would you use?
Editor Rob: it's more an overall observation through the years.
Robby D. said on 18/Jun/16
Here's the deal. When G was posting on here he had his photo taken with Tom Cruise twice and from what I could see they were the same height. At the time G was claiming to be 5' 8" and there was no evidence to dispute his claim so on that basis I could understand Cruise being listed as 5' 8" or thereabouts. However, since then, as we all know, Rob has established that G's true height during the day was about 5' 6.5" and yet Cruise is listed on here as the same height as when G was listed as 5' 8". There was no way Cruise was 1.25" taller than G in those photos. Okay we don't know what footwear they had on. Brad was adamant that G wore some kind of boots, "Portlands" I think he called them and maybe they increased his height to a certain extent but it is common knowledge that Cruise wears lifts so that would even things out. Anyway, my point is if we are going to accept that G's real height was 5' 6.5" and not the 5' 8" he claimed to be surely we should reduce Cruise's height accordingly? If you are going to say Cruise was slightly taller than G then okay make his height 5' 7" that would be more realistic.
Editor Rob: I believe G did look a good inch smaller than Cruise...I'm certain he even said Tom could look taller than himself.
Peter175 said on 17/Jun/16
Seems a toss up to me, we've seen videos of Neymar and Bieber and they look very close in height. IMO if you lined all of these guys up the average person wouldn't really beable to gauge them to the naked eye. If all are barefoot by guess would be
1.) Neymar
2.) Louis
3.) Toss up between Cruise and Bieber
Jan said on 17/Jun/16
Johan you need eyes checked. In that pic Katie is slouching and looking down. Also if you look where they are standing in the pic you can clearly see Tom is on higher ground about 2 inches. This man is 5'6.5 and no more.
Robby D said on 17/Jun/16
I always felt he was 170cm maximum and I have not seen any comment or photograph on here to make me change my mind.
truth said on 17/Jun/16

Neymar 172.5-173 cm 5'8
Lewis Hamilton 171.0-171.5 cm 5'7.5
Tom Cruise 170.5-171.0 cm 5'7.25
Justin Bieber 170.0-170.5 cm 5'7
172cm said on 15/Jun/16
can you put them in order of height?
Tom Cruise
Lewis Hamilton
Justin Bieber
Neymar Jr
Editor Rob: I think neymar has the best chance of being 5ft 8.

Hamilton can pull off taller than he has measured. I think Bieber would be the lower of them.
Jeff said on 13/Jun/16
Rob, I was asking if you thought his "official" height would still be 5'7 if he was dating shorter woman
Editor Rob: hard to say, but I've never seen Tom giving a height again for what seems 25+ years, the only occurence I seen was the quote on this page from that long ago of 5ft 9.

Maybe his height is more emphasised by marrying 2 taller women like Nicole and Katie. It then gets picked up on and talked about more.
Mat said on 12/Jun/16
I don't get why Tom Cruise won't adress the issue of his height... Everyne thinks he is 5'7 or less thanks to the media, so why won't he dispell the rumours?
Original said on 11/Jun/16
Jeff said on 10/Jun/16
Rob, if Cruise hadn't dated all those tall women in the past, how tall do you think he could pull off looking in the public eye? I mean, when you look at pics of him with Penelope Cruz in heels, you wouldn't say he's a short guy. IMO, he could have been listed at 5'9-5'10 as his "official" height had he dated shorter women.
Editor Rob: he can pull off looking over 5ft 8 to some people, when he has worn a big boot.
truth said on 10/Jun/16
Hoffman is 5'5, Cruise is 5'7.5".
jj said on 10/Jun/16
all of those women in the above pics are wearing high heels making them seem taller than they are.unfair comparison to tom using these pics.
aymen bns said on 9/Jun/16
thats it he is 172cm . Tom cruise always looked in zone 171-173cm. u cannot tell that he is short
Sam said on 6/Jun/16
If Cruise never dated taller women or was so bothered about heels he'd probably be listed 5'10 knowing Hollywood...
Parker said on 6/Jun/16
@Gio Gvelesiani
For those like myself that have been visiting the site for a long time, we will have seen dozens of Hoffman/Cruise pics.Tom can look anywhere from 2-4 inches taller than Hoffman. I actually see close to 3 inches here
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Close to 4 inches here
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This listing is a good one IMO. Maybe at some point Rob may need to bring him down a squeak - Tom certainly looked no taller than Lewis Hamilton, who in turn looks close to Bieber. All are in 5'7-5'8 range IMO.
andre said on 5/Jun/16
5ft6.5 barefoot look at is movies when we was young he looked only 5ft6.5
Gio Gvelesiani said on 4/Jun/16
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The above link shows Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise standing right next to one another during the oscars with same footwear based on other pictures taken at the same time and I highly doubt tom to be 5ft 7 if Dustin as you stayed is only 165cm tall. I would think Tom more of a 5ft 6 mabey 5ft6 and a half but nothing over 5ft 7 morning height.
Name said on 4/Jun/16
He is not 5'7. My friend who is only 5'7 met him in person & he said he was about 3 or 4 inches shorter than him !
Alxr37 said on 3/Jun/16
Ben stiller isn't 5'7
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 3/Jun/16
171 cm tall
Bright Dawn said on 2/Jun/16
He is 5' 7'' nothing more nothing less
Dmeyer said on 2/Jun/16
0,25in loss at over 50 is very normal even for a fit Guy so 5ft 7,75 peak 5ft 7,5 now
truth said on 1/Jun/16
5'7.5" / 171cm.
Parker said on 31/May/16

I have always thought Cruise was nearer to 5'8 than 5'7, but I think 5'9 is pushing it. Beckham claims 5'11 and I think looks it. Plenty of pics of him and Tom on the internet, and there does look a 3 inch difference.

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Pete said on 31/May/16
About picture Johan send. Katie is at least 2 inches (5 cm) taller. First, take look at the ground. Tom is clearly higher ground, giving him inch or more. Then, look at Katie. Her carriage is not the best and she is looking down. And still she is clearly taller than him! So that makes Tom max 5,7 (170)!
Dmax said on 31/May/16
I honestly thought this guy was 5'5 till I came here. I guess media really does influence your thinking.
CS said on 30/May/16
@Johan good pic.
tiny said on 30/May/16
5'5"/165cm barefoot.
Editor Rob: funnily, I have checked some search stats for this page in the past and people do search for tom cruise 5ft 4 or 5 more than I imagined.

There is a proportion who truly believe he is a 5ft 4 range guy.
MJKoP said on 29/May/16
Tom Cruise is not under 5'8", and in all probability actually 5'9". Ben Stiller is 5'7", but can frequently look shorter. Take these words from someone who has reliable sources from within the entertainment industry. Cruise's alleged shortness is greatly exaggerated.
Jamz said on 28/May/16
He's no taller than 5'6"
Will said on 27/May/16
Tom Cruise always seemed a decent 5'7" to me. 5'5" and under for Tom is absolute garbage.
Johan said on 27/May/16
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Both out running so I doubt anything funny in their shoes.

1-1.5 inches between them. I guess Katie Holmes is 5'7.5" tops since Tom is 5'6". haha

Get over it guys he isn't under 5'7.5".
Wise One said on 27/May/16
What difference does his actual height make?. Your not picking him for your basketball team!
daaave said on 26/May/16
closest i've ever seen tom's footwear to looking normal and he's a half an inch taller than 5'6" ben stiller. 5'6.5". google it.
daaave said on 26/May/16
Verg humorous to me that people don't pay attention to his footwear. Even when he wears sneakers, his feet are popping out. I'll admit Tom and I are the same. I'm 5'6 1/4" and I round up to 5'7. I've worn shoes like Tom and could claim 5'9-10. He's no taller than 5'6 1/2". Anything else is shoes.
Peter175 said on 24/May/16
After watching pretty much every film with Tom Cruise in it, I can indeed confirm that the guy is at around 171-172. I personally lean more towards him being a strong 5'7.5" seeing as there is usually a noticeable difference between him and true 5'8" people and I don't often think that would be the case if he was 0.25 inch below the mark himself. Also yes, going by how he stands he uses lifts in quite a few of his films.

One last question for you Rob, if you had to wager, would you guess Tom cruise is closer to a proper 5'8" (173) or closer to a straight 5'7.5 (171)?
Which do you think he would be closer to (Though I agree he's somewhere in the middle)
Editor Rob: I think there is probably a slightly higher chance falling towards 5ft 7.5 as an evening height than say tom being nearer 5ft 8 at night, but I'm still guessing him as somewhere between 7.5 and 8
Dmeyer said on 23/May/16
Depp shoes give solid 4cm so about 179cm cruise looks aleast 177cm shoes so h has lifts And defenetly has to be near 5'8
Dmeyer said on 23/May/16
Rob if Depp boots give 1,7ish And cruise 1in plus 1in lifts will give 1,7ish they have same shoes
Editor Rob: Tom I think is on the slighty higher ground though.
TeePee said on 20/May/16
First time ever posting here. Always entertained by the passionate, often silly banter about poor old Tom. I've always believed TC to be very close to, if not exceeding 5'8". He just never appears "short" to me. However, a close friend of mine had a close encounter at a school in London where Tom was making a social visit. He actually baked brownies for the kids! My friend states that TC was a little cocky, but very charming...
Of course, my first question was "OK, How tall is Tom?" I truly expected him to say "average height, 5'9-5'10". To my surprise his response was... "Short-arse, about 5'6" shoes on!!!"
plus said on 20/May/16
I don't think Lewis Hamilton is only 171 cm if Tom Cruise is 172
Nev said on 19/May/16
Even Kelly Mcgillis (5'10") has stated that she was 3 inches taller in Top Gun, so she was barefoot during the filming and Tom wore lifts in his boots to even out their height difference.
Ocb said on 16/May/16
He is less than 170 now , was equal to my sister who is 170 and was in flats , he was wearing some sort of sneakers, which I don't think were elevators
Peter175 said on 16/May/16
C'mon, Tom is clearly above the 5'6" listings and even the 5'7" one. Tom Cruise is between 171-172 with 172 being the absolute MAXIMUM height he could be. Personally I think a strong 5'7.5 is how he usually looks or 171 (He has exceptionally good posture) that can make him look taller
anonymousDirector said on 13/May/16
Hate to break it to you, but you're all wrong. He's 5'4". Don't believe, I don't care, go crew up with his m.a. on his next film.
Jeff said on 11/May/16
Rob, in the picture where Cruise stands with Depp and Brukheimer, who do you think has the biggest footwear (including lifts): Depp or Cruise?
Editor Rob: Depp's heel is thicker, but we don't know if Tom has a lift in his boot...certainly there's a slight bulgy look to the boot.

Tom though isn't daft, he's positioned himself on the ground which is likely a little higher than where Depp is standing.
Deadpool said on 11/May/16
Hardi said on 11/May/16
Does anybody knows what particular elevators are he wearing or are they some kind of deluxe and handmade?
Editor Rob: I doubt Tom is ordering online from ali express. Would expect custom shoemaker with non disclosure agreement in place...
shannon said on 9/May/16
rob, why are you the only one on internet who thinks he is over 5'7? come on
Editor Rob: I'm sure there's many who believe it...
Height nazi said on 8/May/16
This sounds quite accurate because the lefts he wears doesn't make him any taller than 5'10 and only just a hair from 5'11 and that is stretching it.
6'1 said on 6/May/16
Really? He's always looked more like a flat 5'7 to me? He still has leading man looks so I guess it's only fair
Celebheights 6'1.5"/187 CM said on 5/May/16
By Adam Sandler:

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I guess that Adam Sandler needs an upgrade to 5'9 3/4"-5'10" then?
mande2013 said on 4/May/16
But a 1m68 TC would make Emilio Estevez sub-5'4, which is absurd. Just look at those 'Outsiders' pictures and compare their bodies. Cruise is clearly more than 2 inches taller than Emilio. I'm still in the 1m70 camp for Cruise myself.
mande2013 said on 4/May/16
@LI Jeremy Renner's not 5'10.
Johan said on 4/May/16
Just under 5 ft 8. Most likely 5'9" was a shoe claim but with lifts he really can pass for it. Through the years I have heard various people saying 5ft 10 even ,before the press started hating on him.

The lowest I can go for Tom is 5'7.5" Anything under 5'7" though is hilarious.
Nam Nam said on 4/May/16
I think he is exactly 168cm.
Ll said on 3/May/16
He is 100% using lifts at times. If you look at the pictures on his imdb page you can see hes about 5'9 with his lifts if you compare him with the height of people he was standing directly next to. In some pictures he looks about 5'10. Where he looks 5'10 Example: Click Here (Standing next to 5'10 guy)
Example where he looks 5'9: Click Here (Standing next to another 5'10 guy).

HOWEVER... If you look at his oldest photos you will notice that he is actually not wearing lifts in those. Examples: Click Here (5'11 Brad Pitt, compare difference yourself...)
Click Here (Shorter than 5'7 Frank Sinatra...)

Conclusion: 5'6 real height
Alex said on 2/May/16
Nothing above 5'7
Nev said on 1/May/16
I wonder how much Rob is being paid to inflate Tom's height on this site. Tom is obviously 1 inch shorter than this listed height.
truth said on 1/May/16
He is roughly 2 inches below the average American (5ft9,5).
mikey t said on 1/May/16
I keep hearing he's like 5'4"
I an said on 29/Apr/16
Why does this guy get bashed for his height so much. With his hair he's almost 5'8, a little bit below the average in America. He just hangs out with tall girls a lot lol.
Dan said on 25/Apr/16
Yes, you don't hear - 'gee, nice guy, good actor' - it's always, 'He's really short.' It used to be before TV, that when people saw movie stars they always thought they looked short - because they were used to seeing them 20 feet tall on the screen. I've met a number of TV actors and I always think to myself, 'gee, he seems taller than I thought,' maybe because opposite to the old days, now most of the time we see actors on the small screen.
Matt said on 23/Apr/16
As another user mentioned I think Cruise's height gets a little unfairly overdone in the media. Being in between 5'7-5'8 is not THAT short, yet it seems one of his defining "traits" and point of being made fun of. I mean yes he's below average but when you compare him to genuinely very short actors like Pesci or Mickey Rooney or Michael J Fox it's silly it gets so talked about all the time. I hardly even notice "Oh wow he's pretty short" when I see him on screen- granted he may wear tricky shoewear but still the point stands him being maybe 2 inches below the average male isn't really a huge deal.
jamie179cm said on 22/Apr/16
i honestly can't see tom over 5ft7
John said on 20/Apr/16
Yes you are absolutely right: Tom Cruise is taller than 5'7", because that was my height when I was 12 and my father is 5'5" and just got me by above my eye-level.
jamie179cm said on 16/Apr/16
ok thanks rob
Len said on 15/Apr/16
5'7" guy continues to be 5'7".
jamie179cm said on 13/Apr/16
question Rob do you think Tom will shrink?
Editor Rob: yes, within 10 years he will lose a fraction.
mande2013 said on 11/Apr/16
Hmm, I think he was already wearing lifts by Top Gun, since he looked more 5'8-5'8.5 range in that compared to Tolkan, yet in Risky Business he indeed seemed exactly three inches taller than 5'4 Curtis Armstrong. But he's never looked 5'10 on screen IMO. In Jerry Maguire for instance he looks 173/174 as well.
Eric said on 10/Apr/16
Tom cruise definitely a 5'7 or 5'7.5 guy. At least in his prime. I heard he wears size 12 shoes! Is there any truth to this?
Eric said on 10/Apr/16
Tom cruise definitely a 5'7 or 5'7.5 guy. At least in his prime. I heard he wears size 12 shoes! Is there any truth to this?
u said on 9/Apr/16
what i wonder is at what film did Cruise start wearing lifts?

In Taps in 1981 and 1983's Risky Business he looked 5'7. And also in 1986's Top Gun. but by start of the 90s he was looking 5'10
Pete said on 8/Apr/16
Parker, good comment!
Cruise really looks taller than Baumgartner, that is true. But maybe Baumgartner is not 5'7, maybe 5'6. Izzard probably is 5'7, and he looks same height as Cruise. I have been watching pictures of Cruise for a years and It seems like Cruise is stretching himself out and he is wearing some kind of special shoes with or lifts or whatever,
To be more specific Cruise is somewhere between 5'6-5'8 (168-172 cm) but I suppose him to be 5'7 (170 cm).
184.3cm (Night) said on 7/Apr/16
His first girlfriend...what a piece of work. She wanted to see other people and he got think? Then cheats on him but puts the fallout on him, good for Tom he dumped that trailer trash.

Not being tall for a woman means anything up to 178 cm - 5'10".
Parker said on 6/Apr/16
Pete said on 5/Apr/16
Cruise does not look so much taller than Izzard or Baumgartner

I agree Pete. Cruise only looks an inch taller than 5'7 Baumgartner
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Peter175 said on 5/Apr/16
Tom for a sure as hell doubt is not 173 or 5'8. This listing is the absolute maximum I would go for him, he's probably more like 171 or 5'7.5 most of the time. He could probably wake up as a 5'8.25er guy at most but for the most part I think he would measure 5'7.5 at bedtime

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Just look at this picture. He even looks to have his elevators on too. 5'7.75 is almost too generous, but I agree he can appear that height somtimes
Pete said on 5/Apr/16
Cruise's first girlfriend Diane Cox says according to Daily Mail "He's not a tall guy". Click Here
You would not say so if he was 5'8 or close 5'9. That is how i see it, so he must be 5'7 max.
Pete said on 5/Apr/16
In that picture there is also 5'7 Eddie Izzard, and he also looks much taller than Tom Hollander. There is good pics of Cruise and Izzard and Felix Baumgartner who claims to be 5'7 also. Cruise does not look so much taller than Izzard or Baumgartner. I think he is 5'7 (170 cm).
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truth said on 4/Apr/16
Well Parker Tom is slightly south of 5ft5 and Cruise slightly north of 5ft7, so it is about (or almost) 2.5 inch difference.
Parker said on 1/Apr/16
@McV. Look at 5'5 Tom Hollander against the back wall markings (2nd from right)
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You would really bet your life Tom was only an inch taller? Please don't.
Danimal176 said on 1/Apr/16
Was the same height as Glenn. He's 5'6.75".
Nev said on 1/Apr/16
Hey Rob, If you check out the movie 'The Outsiders' you will see that Cruise is at least 3.5 to 4 inches shorter than Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell and Patrick Swayze who are all 5'10". Also he only appears to be 2 inches taller than Emilio Estevez. This movie was made in 1983, before he fixed his teeth and started wearing lifts. So Cruise's height should be downgraded by around 1 inch.
James B said on 30/Mar/16
Rob he could have been 173cm perhaps in his 20s if he's still 172cm today?
Editor Rob: I doubt he's lost much (or anything more than 2mm) 60 though he may well ship a fraction.
McV said on 30/Mar/16
that you tc?? ;)
if he was 5'8 barefoot he'd be closer to diaz in heels who's 5'7-5'8
he's 5'8 max in those boots with her so he's prob right around 5'6 barefoot i'd bet my life on it
JON said on 30/Mar/16
How do you post pics, on this site? Because in a magazine here in the U.S there is a old id pic that has his weight & height listed when he was a young guy living in New Jersey at the time, he was 18, you don't grow a that much after 18, maybe some but not much.
Editor Rob: please use a shortening url service like tinyurl or
Eric said on 29/Mar/16
Yeah, I agree with posters below. 5'7 and 3/4 is too high for him. I think he's more closer to 5'7 or slightly above 5'7.
i guess said on 28/Mar/16
so how long has he been wearing lifts? Since Top Gun or Rain Man?
James St. said on 27/Mar/16
Rob, as many have mentioned before, due to body proportions, some actors look shorter than their fellow actors when seated in a car, for instance. Specially those with long legs and a short torso. Tom's body type seems to be opposite. He's got a long torso and shortish legs that actually look proportionate when wearing lifts. So not likely he'd used butt-lifts when seated, unless if next to a really tall actor or a lady...
In your experience, have you ever heard of an actor using butt-lifts so as to appear taller when seated? Or if not butt-lifts, just a pillow to gain elevation? lol just re-read my question, it made me laugh but srs, I wouldn't be surprised if this kinda trick was used... what do you reckon?
Editor Rob: yeah, I'm sure some have used a pillow or cushion before...even a guy like Simon Cowell or Alan Sugar would be the type to use that kind of gimmick.
Parker said on 26/Mar/16
McV said on 24/Mar/16
Cruise is right around 5'5 barefoot no way he's almost 5'8

Look at a guy around 5'5 next to Katie Holmes
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Look at Cruise next to Holmes
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And contrary to the remark about crazy shoes, they look entirely normal to me.

In fact, have a look at Cruise with a guy around 5'5
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Mar/16
Rob how likely is 170/171cm for Cruise?
McV said on 24/Mar/16
Cruise is right around 5'5 barefoot no way he's almost 5'8
On the far right diaz is 5'8 with 2 inch heels putting her at 5'10 and cruise still looks about 2.5 inches shorter than her in his crazy footwear
On the left with holmes he's about 3 inches shorter (5'7) in his special shoes while she's around 5'10 in small heels
so how could he be almost 5'8 barefoot there's just no way Rob no way
Dan said on 23/Mar/16
He was obviously wearing lifts when he appeared on Top Gear with Cameron Diaz. A friend of mine was on set with him years ago (can't remember which film) and she couldn't believe how small he was, "he looks like a 12 year old." She was prone to hyperbole, but not to the point if he was average height would she have made those comments. In any case, I have to add that you never hear anything bad about Cruise (except the Scientology stuff) - he seems to be a real professional.
Lee Carter said on 23/Mar/16
I think that Him playing the part of "Reacher" an insult to the Writing talents of Lee Childs, after all His Hard Work of Making Reacher Such a Phenomenal Character , I would have thought more of Tom Cruise if he'd been Honest with Himself & used Somebody instead.
Eric said on 23/Mar/16
I think he was 5'7 in his prime, maybe slightly above it. But when he wears lifts or elevator shoes he's 5'9 or 5'10.
Endy said on 23/Mar/16
Tom is 168-169cm,not more,I repeat:NOT MORE
Nev said on 19/Mar/16
Tom Cruise should be downgraded by 3/4 inch, even when wearing boots he is barely taller than Jerry Bruckheimer (171cm). He also appears shorter than Lewis Hamilton (172cm) in many photographs, and was 4 inches shorter than Michael Ironside in Top Gun (Tom was bare foot and Michael was in boots at 180cm). I am guessing that Rob has a special affection for Cruise but seriously a downgrade needs to be considered.
Peter175 said on 18/Mar/16
Rob, one more thing. Since I heard you say these heights were aprox. afternoon/non morning heights, what do you suppose Tom cruise would measure right before bedtime? Maybe 171? (5'7.25-50)
Editor Rob: the difference between afternoon/evening isn't really that much, in many cases being a couple of mm, although some people have greater amounts of shrinkage so may well lose 1/4, 1/3rd from 2pm till 8pm. If Cruise goes under 172 I don't think it really is much more than a few mm's.
184.3cm (Night) said on 17/Mar/16
Take a look again at that pic Parker posted on the 28th Feb. He is almost the same height as Cameron Diaz and everyone is shocked. He is in lifts ofc so the footwear is equal to her heels but Diaz at 5 foot 8 puts him slightly smaller.

I think 5'7.5" is the minimum for Cruise. 171-172cm would be his range.
Rollo Tomasi said on 16/Mar/16
Two inches taller and he would have been the coolest!
Pitch_Fork said on 14/Mar/16
But again judging from pics with Lewis Hamilton as I've already said (though Lewis does wear sneakers which look close to the ones RDJ is fond of) Tom looks 5'6''
Pitch_Fork said on 14/Mar/16
mark either you are joking or you are out of your mind lol. tom is definitely somewhere in 168-172 range
littlesue said on 14/Mar/16
Maybe because he obviously is not 5ft 5
mark said on 13/Mar/16
I find it a bit funny that a 5' 5'' guy like tom cruise has been listed here as 5' 7.75''.
Brad said on 10/Mar/16
Meet him, you'll see the listed figure as reality, I did. G: "I approve this message".
curious said on 7/Mar/16
Don't see him more than 5' 6'' without his "special shoes", height estimate with shoes on is ridiculous.
Morning height 5'11.6 said on 6/Mar/16
How about we get him measured wearing no shoes. I too can appear 6'1 in my shoes.
Peter175 said on 6/Mar/16
Rob, do you think that Tom gives out a shorter appearance because of his large head and short limbs? (Relative to his long wide torso). In lifts he looks a lot more proportional because his legs look more like an average man.

I feel as though Tom has the skull, frame and torso size of a 5'9" guy, but his legs are quite short. Think the listing is spot on, probs maybe a bit lower since there's usually a notciable difference between him and true 5'8ers. Anywhere from 5'7.5-5'7.5 is what I'd wager he'd usually measure
Editor Rob: yes, a bigger than average head for his height might not be that helpful to him.
Kartik said on 3/Mar/16
thanks rob, you are the best...keep up the good work.
184.3cm (Night) said on 2/Mar/16
Its funny re-reading Nicole's comment. She said that she was happy to wear heels again as she was a COUPLE of inches taller. She claims 5'11 herself so that puts Tom at 5'9.

So a very tall woman with heels makes him look short, media is crazy.

I have nicole more 5'10.5" but that would still put Tom at 5'8.5" using her estimate. I wonder what started the 5'6 comments ?
Lurker said on 1/Mar/16
Rob, if you knew nothing about Tom Cruise's height previously and only were to judge from the photos with Dicaprio, how tall would you guess he was?
Editor Rob: I'd have thought he was 5ft 8.5 at least.
Andrea said on 1/Mar/16
Yeah, Rob, you should probably do one of your videos for Tom! :)
I've read some italian forums where some people discussed his height and there are some people who truly believed he's barely 160!
I've also heard some jokes about his height in some italian movies/tv shows!
I personally haven't seen much stuff about Tom (maybe 1 or 2 movies), so I'm not sure what my guess is (I did see some photos some years ago and i thought around 171) but 5'5/5'6 are certainly too low! It's funny how so many people do think he's very short!
He certainly isn't tall, though! :)
Sammy Derrick said on 1/Mar/16
Click Here He can easily look 5'11 in the movies...
I once honestly that he was 5'11 after seeing him in movies and here is the proof... Click Here
5'7(171cm) current height.
Lurker said on 29/Feb/16
Looking at him next to Dicaprio, these 5'5-5'6 claims seems absolutely absurd - even if he wears the biggest lift ever, there is no way he is below 5'7.
Dmeyer said on 29/Feb/16
Cruise shoes with dicaprio are defenetly giving him 2,2-2,4in they look as big as the 2,4in dons h has 3cm davantage shoes over dicaprio
Kartik said on 29/Feb/16
So Rob they are like afternoon heights...
Editor Rob: you could think of afternoon. Evening height is only a little less on average than afternoon. Morning is much greater compared to the afternoon.
Still Lighting said on 28/Feb/16
Met Tom Cruise years ago while working in lighting for the his first Mission Impossible film. He's just under 5'7". I laughed at Arch Stanton noting the article claiming Vin Diesel as being 6'4". He's about 5'11. The tallest "stars" I met in person were Clint Eastwood and Liam Neeson. I'm 6'3" and they were taller than me. Anyway, Cruise is a bit shorter than average. It hasn't hurt his career has it? lol
Arch Stanton said on 28/Feb/16
I've noticed that a lot of women especially think he's a midget and 5'2 or 5'3". My sister thinks he's 5 ft 4 or 5. There's genuinely really short actors like Joe Pesci, Dustin Hoffman or Daniel Radcliffe. Even ones like Ben Stiller and Jack Black are shorter but rarely get such a grilling over their height. I think it's time some of the top newspapers wrote an article about the myth over him being super short, but the problem is that they're part of the myth with their sheer ignorance.

Rob perhaps you should do a video or two on Youtube dedicated to the Tom Cruise myth. Collect some ridiculous quotes and cite them and try to dispel the myth a little.
Parker said on 28/Feb/16
@Rob - I come across a lot of people who thinks he's 5'3. The media have done their job well.
I read recently in a Sunday supplement magazine he was 5'6 - and people of course believe that tosh.

As I've posted before, that same media can't believe there own eyes when they see him.

Click Here
Arch Stanton said on 26/Feb/16
@Rob, 5 ft 5 is nothing new, he got described as that back in early 2000s in a newspaper I had. The same newspaper had Rod Stewart at the same mini 5 ft 5 stature, but had Vin Diesel at a whoppnig 6 ft 4 and David Schimmer and John Travolta at 6 ft 2. It's hardly surprising that people think he's tiny if respectable newspapers like The Independent publish things like that!! It is sad, as Billy Connolly said it comes down to jealousy, for some reason Tom is one of those guys a lot of people take a dislike too, I think he's genuinely a decent guy, but a lot of people see him as a sugary fake who is basically a manipulative power-hungry nutcase.
Editor Rob: it's become more prevalent in the last few years, the amount of 5ft 6 and 5 mentions. It's funny how he once got 5ft 8 and 9 in the 80's and now getting these 5ft 6/5 mentions.

the guy has become the 'goto man' for height jokes.

there was some fashion page I stumbled upon and saw the quote:
"If I wasn't so much taller than Tom cruise (I'm 5'6") then I'd feel like Top Gun in this bomber"

What height is the women thinking he is, 5ft 3!? :) Click Here
Jeff said on 25/Feb/16
Well, he's making a point but he also says he thought he was 2-3 inches taller than him, which would still make him 5'7 only in his opinion... Yeah, the media's point of view is completely biased, it's sad...
Editor Rob said on 25/Feb/16
There was an article a few days back Click Here

I warned people many years ago that you would start to see Tom being described even shorter in a few years, and this is one more instance:
"Tom Cruise, his co-star in 2008 Second World War drama Valkyrie and last years Mission: Impossible instalment, who comes in under 5ft 6in"

So the journalist is implying he's a 5ft 5 range bloke...sad really, but the subject of the interview - Tom Hollander - made a good point:
"Were standing next to each other and hes a good two or three inches taller. With Valkyrie, I was excited at meeting this short superstar and was horribly disappointed to discover he was perfectly average"
JON said on 25/Feb/16
Tom Cruise was listed at 5' 7, when he was 18 years old, most men reach their full height by the time they hit 18. He could of grown a bit more after that, but if he did it wasn't much.
JON said on 25/Feb/16
Tom Cruise was listed at 5' 7, when he was 18 years old, most men reach their full height by the time they hit 18. He could of grown a bit more after that, but if he did it wasn't much.
Pitch_Fork said on 24/Feb/16
It's hard to say bc his legs and arms are really short and he often looks disproportionate due to lifts. I'm 5'7.75'' in the morning and 5'7.25'' at my lowest in the evening. People usually guess my height at about 170cm which is true thus I am 171cm during most of the day. But my 6'1'' friend told me he has always thought I was 5'9'' till I told him my true height. It's a common fact that in real life taller people have a tendency to upgrade heights and shorter ones, especially women, downgrade heights all the time.
When I wear boots I feel lower average. But most of the time I do feel short. Thought I have never worn lifts or height insoles because I embrace my height and am confident in myself.
Going back to Tom he can be 5'7.75'' which is easy to believe looking at pics with Dicaprio. But his proportions are of someone who's like 5'6'' and that baffles us all the time. So telling his height for sure is just impossible heh.
Abc said on 24/Feb/16
Tom Hardy himself said in an interview that he and Tom Cruise are the same height. Of course that means Cruise`s height in lifts.
alex said on 23/Feb/16
@lurker Cruise is wearing lifts.
Peter175 said on 22/Feb/16
He's above 5'7 for sure, but i think 5'7.25-5'7.5 would be a better listing. kanye west is at least half inch taller
Lurker said on 21/Feb/16
Cruise looks easily as tall next to Dicaprio as the supposedly 5'9 Tom Hardy does. Either the latter deserves a downgrade or Cruise has gotten some nice lifts.

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