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.". Another actress who worked on Eyes Wide Shut with Tom, also revealed that "We started chatting and I cheekily said, 'So how tall are you? C'mon... back to back!' And he did! Answer: he's a smidge taller than me and I'm 5'7 ¾. Myth dispelled - he's not 5'2!"

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.

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Tom and Rosamund Pike, Katie Holmes and Cameron Diaz
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Average Guess (319 Votes)
5ft 7.28in (170.9cm)
Parker said on 23/Jun/17
S.J.H said on 21/Jun/17
@Parker said on 16/Jun/17

Can't see them barefoot. Lol.

Read my post. You would need to watch the film to catch that scene, its not in the Utube clip I posted. He's a minimum half a head taller (4.5 inches). Unless Rob has the height of every celebrity Tom has ever stood next to incorrect, its impossible for Tom to be under 5'7. He's clearly not the 5'9 he once claimed, but closer to 5'8 than 5'7 IMO.
Peter175 said on 22/Jun/17
Rising, to be fair I think Tom being short is often overplayed. Most people I know assume he's average or close to it, and one click google will tell them he's 5'7" and they'll just accept that. I think we're overrating how short people perceive him, it's a running gag as all most people will accept he's a normal male height of at least 5ft6 inches

Also what kind of sneakers do you use with your lifts and having many cms? I find cowboy boots are ideal for style if you're going out, but regular day it's an regular yeezy's or converse with 2 cm
Jacob said on 21/Jun/17
One of the girls he dated was 175 cms so they where 3 cms apart so I don't think he's a drastically below average man chances are he could of been 5'8" who knows when he was younger rob would know this coming from a 5'8 or 5'8 and quarter or 5'8" and half on a good day lol
Darius said on 21/Jun/17
From what i have seen Tom Cruise is 5'7.5" max barefoot.But a min 5'7".I personally think he is a 171 cm person. But a great and hardworking actor I must say.
I am one if his greatest fans especially for his work in the mission impossible series.
S.J.H said on 21/Jun/17
@Parker said on 16/Jun/17

Can't see them barefoot. Lol. Tom is never 172cm and 5'7 always and probably 5'6.75 now
Morris said on 20/Jun/17
@bigjay007 it seems that Cruise wears rises into his shoes observing the photos you posted. If the rises are into the shoes the heel is not realistic.
RisingForce said on 19/Jun/17
I agree, Peter, except, we have to exclude people who have been brainwashed by the media. Sometimes, once someone gets an idea in their head, it will influence anything they see. The fact that Tom has had 3 wives taller than him, or much taller in Nicole's case, has helped fuel this perception. For instance, if you look at the photo above with Katie, Tom looks 8 cm shorter than Katie in heels. Katie could be 183 cm in heels, so that would make Tom 175 in those shoes, which have a decent heel, but I don't think are elevators. Of course, Katie could be 174 cm barefoot or have less than 3" heels, which would make her more 181-182 range, but even so, you have Cruise between 5'8"-5'9" in normal shoes. People probably don't even stop to think about this and use logic. They just see Tom noticeably shorter than women time and again and don't consider that it's more that Tom is with tall women, who are also wearing heels. And while Tom wears lifts or elevators a lot, Tom, like everyone except maybe Vin Diesel and Burt Reynolds, doesn't ALWAYS wear lifts, but if people explain away everything with lifts, without even looking to see if there's any sign of them, then you can make a 5'6" max Cruise fit. I see thwe same thing on the Sly Stallone page.
Peter175 said on 16/Jun/17
I don't think anyone who's watched more than 2 Tom Cruise movies thinks he's below 5'6. I bet most people beg him at 5'7 or 8 just like this site. Cruise has a tall stage presence but looks shorter at events
World Citizen said on 16/Jun/17
Hey Rob how tall do you think his stepson Connor Cruise is? Looks not taller than Tom cruise to me.
Editor Rob: looks like he'd be close in height to Tom.
Slim 181 cm said on 16/Jun/17
I know this will get replied to with "evidence" or something like that but here goes nothing.
Pitt: 181 to 180
Cruise: 170 to 171
C'mon you don't wear lifts unless someone is 3-5 inches bigger than you(as brad is compared to Tom)
Parker said on 16/Jun/17
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The comments under these Utube clips always make me smile Here's a brief clip from Cocktail with Cruise dancing and looking a good 4-6 inches taller than 5'3 listed Elizabeth Shue, and somebody has written 'Shue must be 4foot for Cruise to be taller.' I realise its a joke, but its still media brainwashing that makes people put such comments.

And for those about to shout lifts/boxes etc go and watch the film. He is 4-5 inches taller than Shue in a barefoot beach shot.
MJKoP said on 15/Jun/17
Slim 181 cm said on 15/Jun/17
Check out tom before jaw/chin implants:

I'm surprised that nobody has yet accused him of getting one of those height-increasing silicone skull implants(yes, they DO exist!)
Arch Stanton said on 15/Jun/17
Yes, we underestimate just how much surgery/cosmetic work these good looking celebs have had.
Slim 181 cm said on 15/Jun/17
Check out tom before jaw/chin implants:
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World Citizen said on 13/Jun/17
I asked an acquaintance of me how tall she thought Tom Cruise was, she guessed at least 6 ft 1.

Anyway Rob I think you have to downgrade Tom Cruise to 5 ft 7.25, because Jay met him and said he was shorter by a fraction.
Mofo said on 12/Jun/17
@John

If you are worried about anonymity just blur your face out or just ask Robby Rob to block out your face when you send it to him.
It will be really good if you could verify your height also by taking a pic on a stadiometer that way we will have both a barefoot pic of Tom (rare!) and can accurately gauge his height by knowing yours!
(That is if you're not lying...)
Trueheight said on 12/Jun/17
People still believe he's 5'7 or 5'8, no way
Johnson said on 11/Jun/17
@John from Ochorios... post the picture with Tom Cruise...

I do not know why but all these people saying they have pictures with celebrities never post pics to prove. Not even blurring faces
Anthony said on 11/Jun/17
John soo why not post the picture?
RisingForce said on 11/Jun/17
Good find, Rob. Those talk shows as well as shots courtside at basketball games are among the best opportunities to see if someone wears lifts or not with the less frequent shot of someone sitting at a premiere, like Tom at the Venice Film Festival in 1999. Seems Tom has worn those 2 inch type elevator shoes or 1 inch lifts in shoes quite a bit.

Agreed, Peter. I've said that with Tom a million times. His big mistake is wearing pants too short and too tight on top of that. Even when he goes with a boot for a bigger 2.3"-2.5" gain, he doesn't adjust his pants length, fit or cut. The Bruckheimer Walk of Fame Star ceremony is probably the best example of that in addition to the Knight and Day Tokyo premiere to an extent.

Interestingly, Tom in the late 90s with Nicole seemed to like to pick out chunkier shoes of the day and use an insert lift with those. I've also seen Tom try a logger type boot both back with Nicole and more recently with Katie for an extra boost and he wore cowboy boots quite a bit up until the mid 90s. He'll wear motorcycle boots at times as well, I believe sometimes with an extra lift. But one thing I don't remember seeing proof of Tom doing that most other big lift wearers do is put lifts in sneakers.

As for my lifts, I've put a 1" lift in Converse high tops too, Peter. It's good for the reason you mentioned. Mostly what I've done is put 1" or 2" lifts in cowboy boots and sometimes even with 2" Cuban heel boots. It's a bit over the top perhaps, but it was sort of a progression. The people who seemed to notice were people who knew about how tall I really am. I did think that people may expect a big heel like either of those boots to make me taller so most won't suspect I have even more inside. Of course, neither of us really have anything to explain. It's perfectly normal for men in our height range to want to be taller. People do all sorts of things to look the way they want to, this is no different. Whether it's hair, clothes, sun glasses or anything else. We're hardly the only ones doing this too. Otherwise, lifts and elevator shoes wouldn't be advertised.
lol93 said on 11/Jun/17
Zac looks clearly taller than Tom by 2 cm easily and Zac is not a strong 5'8
Peter175 said on 11/Jun/17
Oh btw, for those looking to get shoelifts, I have a good pair from Dons, but I wouldn't recommend them for beginners. I'd start with converse + 2 Dr sholls and work up to a full inch liftkit, then experiment with using them in boots and higher sneakers until you can get a good feel for them. Then try 1.25-5 size. These are pretty much the most you can get from an insole.

I'd recommend Don's for hardcore lift enthusiasts who happen to have taller girlfriends like I do :') (She's 174) it does miracle for when we're taking photos or out somewhere classy.

I have the cowboy boot style that is advertised at near 4 inches, but I don't think it's quite that much, around 3.5. But still, I'm comfortably above 6ft in them so I walk around like a 5'11.25-5 guy

I know height doesnt matter and she knows I wear them and we don't have a problem, but I like looking taller and she likes me looking taller, but I have no problem if she wants to wear heels and I'm just in my converse, at which point she'll be about an inch to 2 taller than me. I don't fraud my height either, I have no problem with my height and don't deny using lifts. It's just a preference that I like to stand taller and I think a lot of men feel the same way. We need to break this stigma!
Peter175 said on 11/Jun/17
Tom, protip from a guy who wears lifts, always wear low cut pants to cover your ankles.

He's smart in wearing a small heel with a lift inside tho. I do the same with my converse, it makes it look like you aren't getting any extra height from your shoes but you are still taller.

Small heels + insole is the best way to wear shoelifts. If you do the weeknd/bono large blunky heels its obvious and even if it gets you more height, the style just isn't good most of the time. I'd either go cowboy boot with a small lift for 3.2 inch gain if I'm feeling daring or converse with 1 inch lift for 1.8 inch gain, that's my main go to lift for everyday situations. It makes me feel from low average to solidly average or maybe a slice above average
Morningheight 181.5cm said on 10/Jun/17
He seems to be my sisters height 173cm...
John said on 10/Jun/17
I was vacationing in Ocho Rios with my wife and we happen to run into Tom. I was quite surprised and as you can imagine my wife was absolutely delighted. We were on the beach barefoot and I am 5 10 and a half and I was quite surprised at how much shorter time was than me. We managed to snap a picture with my wife and after carefully looking at it on my PC I feel like Tom is just a little over five seven perhaps 5-7 in 1/4. However he may have been slouching and I was standing as tall as possible for the photo. Very nice guy we finished a pina colada with him and then went about our Separate Ways.
delancey said on 10/Jun/17
@Slim181 Actually, average height in Australia according to the Bureau of Statistics is 5'9 for the general male population as a whole and 5'10 for males aged 18 to 24 (links below).
5'7 is where short begins imo but it's not stand out from the crowd short or anything.

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Editor Rob said on 10/Jun/17
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If you look at his leg, you can see how the ankle might be a bit higher, looks a classic inch inside his shoe there...
World Citizen said on 9/Jun/17
Rob one day I look forward to see a picture of you with Tom Cruise together.
Slim 181 cm said on 9/Jun/17
HonestSlovene, here in Australia(and USA) the average mans height is 5'8.5" (174 cm ) so I would place 170-173 at the average/below average range.
Parker said on 9/Jun/17
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Will be interesting to see peoples views on the UK James Corden show with Cruise last night. All about opinions, but if anything I thought Tom looked taller than James, but admittedly may have had a slight footwear advantage. Very little between them IMO, and of course Rob only has 1cm between them....but has he got them the right way round?
HonestSlovene said on 8/Jun/17
5'7" is solid short range for a man in the west but hardly dwarf or anything like that. 5'4" you could argue of being upper dwarf range. 5'9.75"-5'10" is average or 50th percentile.
Mofo said on 7/Jun/17
Tavlaret ha ha but you have to agree Tom is a beautiful dwarf right? Has he lost height? Doubt it. He still looks in the 5ft7 range.
I have to say he is still very handsome to this day. And he still is a remarkable actor.

AzKat I agree!

I can't wait to see The Mummy it looks excellent.
Tavlaret said on 7/Jun/17
5'7''
Action Movies by Tom Cruise: When dwarfs save the world. :-)
Darius said on 7/Jun/17
Rob, how much height difference is there in that photo of Cruise and Efron in Graham Norton Show? I think 0.5 to 0.75 inch.
Editor Rob: not that much.
AzKat said on 7/Jun/17
We l love Tom Cruise. He is gorgeous. We don't care how tall he is.
RisingForce said on 6/Jun/17
I just don't understand the height loss assumption here. If you see Cruise in early films like Losin' It from 1983 or even A Few Good Men, he's looked as short or shorter than he ever does now. With guys who wear lifts, you can't assume too much based on small height fluctuations. Rewatching the video with Zac, I can see Zac just slightly taller when they say the "Need for speed" line from Top Gun and do the high five, but it's tough to say what role posture is playing there. The difference between them is small enough that footwear could easily make that much of a difference. I do think Zac is taller as I said, but I'm not seeing any revelation in that video. It could be Tom is wearing more regular shoes lately. This wouldn't be the first time. Tom often wore bigger shoes and boots when he was with Nicole and Mission Impossible 2 came out and also had lifts inside, but then when they divorced, Tom started appearing in normal shoes for the next few years and was appearing pretty much the exact same height as 5'7.5" Spielberg.
Slim 181 cm said on 6/Jun/17
171.5 cm is fair as fair can get.
RisingForce said on 5/Jun/17
Good post, Leo. They look very close in the videos to me. I don't see Tom any shorter there, though I do think Zac is slightly taller barefoot at 5'8" with Cruise 5'7.5". However, we need to see a close up of their shoes. That's self explanatory for Cruise, but Efron is clearly a height conscious guy himself.
Shredder said on 5/Jun/17
Zac does look taller than Tom .
Peter175 said on 4/Jun/17
Looking at the Graham norton show and watching Zac Efron and Cruise together, it's clear that Zac is bigger. It's not a lot but its at least 2 cm. Tom has been looking more and more a 5'7.5 guy these days. It may well be time for him to be given a peak 172 and a current 171.

Also to the below comments, a lot of people consider 5'8 to be short and even more 5'7. They are short if you are going by percentages, anything on the left side of average could be considered short but I think it needs to be lower than that, like 5'6. That's a height that everyone will almost always agree is a short height. 5'8, not always so
davlat said on 3/Jun/17
look at this, Rob...
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Brad said on 3/Jun/17
As listed one foot from me years ago,maybe 5' 8", stop wasting the discussion on Cruise's height.
Leo2001 said on 2/Jun/17
Tom and Zac Efron
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RisingForce said on 2/Jun/17
Cruise does wear boots with lifts or elevators a lot, but the bigger 6 cm range will be noticeable like this: Click Here Tom if anything looks taller at the beginning of that segment with Corden, imo. Tom with 5'7" Michael Pena: Click Here Here's a good shot of Tom's shoes: Click Here Low cut, no more than a 1" lift. Pena's shoes may not be above 2 cm so we can allow for a possible 1" footwear advantage max, but even as imperfect as that picture is, I'm seeing more than an inch difference and Rob didn't think Pena looked under 5'7" in person. Funny enough, Pena claims 5'9"! Rob is right, Tom is somewhere in the 171-172 cm range, I think 171.5 cm(almost exactly 5'7.5")
MJKoP said on 1/Jun/17
Parker said on 31/May/17
One things for sure, when you see Corden with a legit 5'6 guy, you can smile to yourself when you hear another 'Cruise is 5'6' trotted out.

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But Parker, everybody knows that Cruise always wears elevator lifts and/or that Josh Gad was standing in an invisible ditch onstage with with James. And of course we have to question the legitimacy of Gad being even 5'6". :D
sorrydav said on 1/Jun/17
Hi rob will the starvation affect the height loss?
Editor Rob: yes it may effect the body, especially if you were also becoming more dehydrated, that might make your discs thin more than you'd expect.
lol93 said on 1/Jun/17
I still believe after all these years that Tom is really out of bed around 171cm and he drops a little bit lower than 170cm
Pierre said on 31/May/17
171/172 Big Jay say Tom is at best the same height as him + the probability Tom in event has internal lifts is very big imo.Then there is a very little probability Tom is over 5"7'imo.He look taller than people can think because he has high hairs like in the picture next to Big Jay imo.
Average height and slim said on 31/May/17
@Trueheight I don't doubt he will reach that height in 20 years or so.
Parker said on 31/May/17
Peter175 said on 30/May/17
Looks a full half inch shorter than corden even with the shoewear advantage

Fair enough Peter. All I will say is your eyes are a lot better than mine if you see a half inch between the two. They look virtually identical to me,not withstanding footwear difference, which didn't look that much to me either. I personally think Rob has him listed bang on.

One things for sure, when you see Corden with a legit 5'6 guy, you can smile to yourself when you hear another 'Cruise is 5'6' trotted out.

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Trueheight said on 30/May/17
Stop lying about his height, in no way he is taller than 5'6 stop lying please.
Average height and slim said on 30/May/17
Tom cruise- 172 cm
Brad pitt- 179 cm
Peter175 said on 30/May/17
Looks a full half inch shorter than corden even with the shoewear advantage. Not seeing much above 171.5-172 for Tom. But listing isn't bad if its only 1/4 above what he usually looks in decent footwear
Johnson said on 29/May/17
Tom Cruise has posed with footballer Saul Ñiguez 184 and Enrique Cerezo president of Atletico de Madrid 168

He looks 5'9.25 so without elevators he must be good 5'8
RisingForce said on 29/May/17
I think 5'7.5" still. He'd hit 5'8" in the morning. I'd give a chance of 1/4" more and a possibility of 1/4", but flat 5'7" always looked too low since we've seen Tom with men that height like Michael Pena and he's simply bigger, but a legit 5'8" is tougher for me to buy after Jay's meeting with Cruise. Tom doesn't need ridiculous shoes to look average, though. Just 2" elevators and good posture, as we saw with DiCaprio.
Parker said on 29/May/17
MJKoP said on 28/May/17
Some of you guys seriously need to get real. Tom Cruise is SO obviously over 5'7" that even if he HIMSELF claimed to be under that height, I wouldn't believe him.

I agree with you. The video Rising posted with James Corden shows they are so close in height its difficult to distinguish, and James is listed 5'8+ on this site.
RisingForce said on 28/May/17
Yeah, that's what I was referring to when I joked you should give Tom a peak and current height a 1/4" apart. Just like I've said with Mel Gibson, I think people have to be careful about jumping to conclusions with these guys whose height fluctuates and are suspected of wearing lifts. I agree, Shredder. Tom has to be taller than Michael Pena. 5'7.5" would make him similar to Jerry Bruckheimer, slightly taller, which makes sense. It is a bit surprisingly that Jay saw Tom only 170-171 cm the day he didn't have lifts, but it seems that after seeing Tom twice in different footwear, he agrees on about 5'7.5".
MJKoP said on 28/May/17
Some of you guys seriously need to get real. Tom Cruise is SO obviously over 5'7" that even if he HIMSELF claimed to be under that height, I wouldn't believe him.
Jeff said on 28/May/17
Rob, what's the most likely for Tom: 171 or 172cm?
Editor Rob: both could be right, I can see a case for either at times, I still can't see him as short as a 170cm flat.
bonny said on 28/May/17
hey rob which one is most likely for tom:
a) 170,5 171,2
b) 171,2 171,7
c) 171,7 172,5
Editor Rob: personally I still think above a, so b or c I'd go with.
RisingForce said on 27/May/17
I don't think it's lately. Look at Tom more than a decade ago with Spielberg, sometimes shorter, sometimes taller, but always about the same height. Then shorter or the same height with Lewis Hamilton, and I think that was several years ago. You look at Tom in A Few Good Men back in 1992 or early roles like Losin' It in 1983 and I think it's a matter of what shoes Tom is wearing. I wouldn't bet on much more than a 1/4" loss. He looked about the same as 5'8" Corden, imo: Click Here Actually, he can look slightly taller at the beginning of that clip. It was justa year ago, Tom looked to reach 5'9.5", maybe 177 cm depending on posture in probably no more than 2" elevator shoes with Leonardo DiCaprio: Click Here Tom was wearing bigger boots that could give him a bigger lift a few years before that, such as during the promotion for Knight and Day. Go back to the Tropic Thunder premiere and Tom in regular sneakers with no lifts could appear more than 3 inches shorter than Katie in heels: Click Here Click Here I don't see anything new for Tom yet. He's always been able to appear anywhere from 5'7" to 5'9". Of course 171 cm, as well as my guess of 5'7.5" are both possible.
Editor Rob: if Tom has lost any height, I do think we are talking at most 1/4...some folk might not remember in 2013 there were a few articles talking about it:

" 'Since seeing the photos from the red carpet with Olga Kurylenko, Tom is convinced that he’s lost a quarter of an inch,' a source says "
World Citizen said on 27/May/17
I think this listing is on point but he can give a taller impression with his elevator shoes.
Peter175 said on 26/May/17
Wow Tom has been looking shorter lately. That pic with Crowe, with James corden, ect.

I think he may well have shrunk and is now 5'7.25-5. I give him by the end of the year before we see him in a new role looking sub 172
RisingForce said on 26/May/17
In fairness, Crowe is closer to the camera, perhaps giving him an advantage. But I think Crowe is just as he says, a little over 5'11.5" IN SHOES. Nev, Tom is NOT wearing 4 inch lifts. I've never seen Tom wear 4 inch lifts or just about anyone else for that matter. Even elevator shoes advertised as 5 inches, give more like 3.8" since they just measure the back, not how much height they actually give someone, much like women's heels. Tom's shoes there probably give about 2 inches over barefoot height, if that. Even Tom's big boots with lifts probably don't give much more than 2.3". Tom is about 5'7.5" barefoot. 171 cm minimum and 172 cm maximum, but can look 174-175 cm with lifts and posture, meaning he can probably measure about 177 cm in them.
Shredder said on 26/May/17
Nev , those are not 4 inch lifts and it is still pretty clear that he clears 5'7. A 5'7.5 ish guy that wears lifts to look 5'9 , that seems the most believable.
Nev said on 25/May/17
@bigjay007- In the photo with Russel Crowe, Tom is wearing large elevator shoes. If Russel is around 6 foot in his shoes and Tom is 2 inches shorter than Russel in the photo with his 4 inch lifts, then Tom must be 5'6" barefoot.
bigjay007 said on 25/May/17
Thank you all for your comments towards me. I also had no idea I would get as many questions about this as i would, so I am prepared to answer all of your questions for you! I met Tom Cruise on the night of the Premiere of The Mummy. He had not been in Australia since 2001 so it was my chance to see him! On the first night of the Premiere when I met him he was wearing normal shoes (2 cm formal shoes). Normal looking shoes. But that night I was also wearing 2 cm formal shoes just to be prepared. We both had on even shoes, and he appeared to look 170-171 cm to me. He just just fraction shorter than me. The net day i went to see him at World Square in the city and he out of nowhere had a growth spurt overnight and was 3-4 cm taller than he was the previous night! I thought it was safe to wear flats that day, but the day i wore flats he was wearing 3-4 cm lifts shoes! i am 171-172 cm tall. I came to a decision that Tom Cruise was definitely under 5'8, but he wasn't under 5'7. He would be 170-171 cm. That's my guess. He was not taller than me. He was at best my height and no taller! I never stood on my tip toes with Tom. I always had my feet on the ground.

Here's a photo of Tom at The Mummy Premiere standing next to Russel Crowe (in normal shoes) Click Here

And here's a photo the next day at World Square next to Russel Crowe Click Here

Not sure if Tom Cruise has shrunk a bit, but he's definitely not 5'9. With lifts on, sure, but but not barefoot. I'm with Rob that 171-172 is the go for Tom! Hope this helps all of you a little bit.
RichardSpain said on 24/May/17
Our friend Cruise is 171 cm maybe 172cm barefoot. His girlfriends are taller. For this reason he looks short. He loves lifts and elevator boots too.
RisingForce said on 24/May/17
BillisaLefty, look at the shoes Tom wore for Top Gun: Click Here I suspect he had lifts and Kelly McGillis has spoken about filming that movie many times. She was barefoot for scenes and trying to look shorter next to Tom, just as you suspect. Rob lists her at 5'9.5". But I highly doubt Tom has lost 1/2" or especially 3/4". If he's lost anything, it'd probably be a 1/4" or less. It would be funny if Rob gave him a current height 1/4" less than peak as an acknowledgement of that tabloid that claimed Tom was "panicking" over a 1/4" height loss.

But a full 5'8" flat seems too much. Wasn't he a bit shorter than 5'8" Sean Penn in Taps? And look at him here with 5'10" Kevin Bacon: Click Here Here's a face to face scene: Click Here Tom's eye level is raised so you have to go by the top of their head, but it's also common practice in films to minimize differences in closeups, so you can never trust them.
Peter175 said on 24/May/17
Good pic with Tom. I'm certain he's nearer 5'7.5 than 5'8 like Rob has said, but at times 5'7.5 can seem a bit low for him.

He's a 50/50 chance he's this listing or lower. definitely not above it, I'm bet my soul on that. Look at him with Kanye west
Pierre said on 24/May/17
@Rob@BigJay(23/May/17)=
Picture BigJay 23/may/17 =5"5' 5"6' range is very possible imo.BigJay say he's himself 171/172.Tom is closer to the camera but don't look taller than BigJay(Big Jay has a stronger forehead imo). So Tom 171/172 in elevator shoes= under 5"7' barefoot is very possible(this is just a supposition)
RisingForce said on 24/May/17
Nice photo, Jay. And you're right, Tom was indeed wearing lifts. They look like elevators to me, Rob?

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They don't look that big to me, especially in the second pic you can see how high they come up, but the front looks unmistakable as well as the angle and Tom's proportions. An elevator shoe rather than boot. If you're 171-172 cm Jay then that seems to confirm what I thought about Tom, he has to be in that range as well. 170 seems too short and 173 cm seems to be pushing it for him. But he's tall enough to look average with an extra lift or heel and good posture. That can't be done for anyone under 5'7". Unfortunately, Tom either let Russell Crowe get closer to the camera or Tom decided to get closer himself at other times. I'd like to see some good pictures or video of the two. From what I have seen, I doubt Russell can be taller than 5'10.5" these days.
MJKoP said on 24/May/17
Tom Cruise is 5'9". With all due respect to bigjay007, there are plenty of more trustworthy shots of Cruise where his full body is shown in comparison to other big names. Can anyone find pictures of Tom's shoes from that day to corroborate bigjay's "the heels were massive" claim? I've never ever seen Tom in massive heels anywhere before, so it's a bit hard to believe that he suddenly decided to start wearing them now.

Also, a lot of fans(especially those interested in the subject of height) who take pictures with celebs or anyone else for that matter will subconsciously tiptoe during group shots or selfies...or at pretty much any other photo op. I'm guilty of it myself. As a short man, I've seen numerous pictures of myself in the presence of other people where the backs of my shoes are clearly elevated off the ground as far as they'll go, yet I'll have no recollection of intentionally doing anything of the sort at that time. It's kinda like an automatic reflex, if you will.
Editor Rob: funny thing, the last actor I saw tip toe was a nearly 6ft 3 man standing beside a guy who was 6ft 4!
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Heatseeker800 said on 24/May/17
So how tall is Tom Cruise, bigjay007?
Shredder said on 24/May/17
Rob , is 1/4 height loss possible now?
Editor Rob: some guys by his age will have lost a little fraction. They might not realise it. For Tom, he's fit and healthy, a slight loss is possible.
BillisaLefty said on 23/May/17
In Top Gun, where he was his tallest, he looks about 6 inches shorter than his buddy, who is 6'2''. Also, he looked to be the same height as Mcgillan who is listed as 5'10''. I wouldn't be surprised if she's actually 5'9'' and was told to bend her knees a little bit. So, 5'8'' in his younger days makes sense. Also, the story where he was a bit taller than the 5'7 3/4'' person up above gives credence to this theory. I'd guess he is 5'7'' and either 1/2 or a 1/4.
bigjay007 said on 23/May/17
The day has finally come Rob. I'm 171-172 cm as you know and here is Tom Cruise in the flesh. We are both so similar in height it aint funny! Tom had on 3 cm lifts that day. The heels were massive. Click Here
Editor Rob: yes Jay it is great you finally managed to shake Tom's hand...at least you can rule out the idea Tom is 5ft 5-6, maybe that myth can be dispelled into the dustbin, somewhere in 5ft 7 range.
Shredder said on 23/May/17
Well I think it is safe to say that he is somewhere between 5 '7 and 5 '8 barefoot.
Leo2001 said on 23/May/17
Russel Crowe with Tom:Click Here
Look at 0:10 to 0:20

Tom Cruise shoes:Click Here
Other pics:Click Here
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RisingForce said on 23/May/17
5'7.5" was always best, imo since it just makes the most sense to give him the same as Spielberg and Lewis Hamilton. Aside from recent action films, particularly with tall leading ladies like Cameron Diaz, Cruise wore big lifts much of his marriage with Nicole Kidman. This seated shot is a good example: Click Here Tom was even wearing cowboy boots until 1995, which has never really been his style, but it's pretty obvious to me he wanted to look taller more when he was with Nicole than say after the divorce through Lions for Lambs when he didn't seem to mind walking around without lifts, even appearing on red carpets.

Cruise, like Stallone have often bought regular store bought shoes, usually chunkier ones and then put lifts in themselves. Of course, they have their custom elevators as well, but you can recognize some of their shoes: Click Here

A 5'7.5" guy with good posture can pass for 5'8", especially with a boot, but if you add a lift or an elevator shoe and 174-175 cm won't be too difficult. It makes sense if you look at Crusie with Jerry Bruckheimer who is given 171 cm here. Cruise looks to have pretty good lifts in his boots, probably getting 2.3" over barefoot, but doesn't look more than 3 cm taller than Bruckheimer, sometimes less. It's not difficult to see them about the same with equal shoes, but 1/4" taller would be fair, just like it's difficult to see Cruise taller than Lewis Hamilton and Spielberg, though the same height could be likely. I don't imagine Cruise more than a half inch taller than James McAvoy
Shredder said on 23/May/17
Rob , did you see Cruise with Big Jay? He is at best Jay's height and Cruise has more footwear , 5'7.5 at most nowadays for him
Editor Rob: yes there were a few photos of them, Jay may have told you already, but I'll mention it here - he thought he was near 170cm one day then nearer 175 the next...of course he had a possible elevator shoe!
RisingForce said on 23/May/17
I have to say Tom really does look surprising short in A Few Good Men. Kevin Bacon is only about 5'10" and makes Cruise look more 5'7" than 5'8". I can't imagine Bacon would be the one to wear lifts in that film, but Tom probably didn't wear them himself for some reason. Maybe sharing a lot of screen time with Demi Moore and Kevin Pollak he didn't feel the need?
Revisionist said on 23/May/17
@ Dmeyer, I consider 5'11.5 to be tallish at the borderline of tall. The general public considers 183 to be legitimately tall and a strong 5'11 to be tallish. For some bizarre reason, plenty of people around here seem to think that even 6'1 isn't "legit" tall though.

@ Chris, significant Hispanic and Asian populations in America undoubtedly drive the overall average down a bit, yet the figures suggest that the UK and Canada aren't appreciably taller. Perhaps the American samples that we have consist mostly of white and black (who are virtually the same as their European counterparts) youths and few Hispanics? BTW, I would argue that America has as much Scandinavian genes among white men/ women as the whole of Europe. Even including The Netherlands, Scandinavia is barely 5% of Europe, and some of the largest countries along the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe have limited, if any, Scandinavia heritage. In North America, many whites are of Anglo-Celtic descent, with strong Scandinavia admixture. The average white person in Canada looks fairly Scandinavian.

One thing that really baffles me is how the Portuguese can be noticeably shorter than the rest of Europe. Their diet, climate, and lifestyles are so similar to the Spanish, who are much closer to the rest of Europe. Do Scandinavian genetics play any part? I doubt that there is significantly more Scandinavia infusion in Spain than there is in Portugal. This discrepancy makes sense for Eastern European countries like Romania, where there is substantial Eurasian admixture, but Portugal?

We don't know the exact individual methodologies and criteria used for these numbers. It's entirely possible that for propaganda, some of these measurements might be very "selective," while others are truer representations of reality. For example, I question any data coming out of Russia. The enormous Eurasian influence in that country should drive their overall average down slightly, but it won't if the subjects are all "pure" Slavic!

I can confirm that based on my observations, the figures that I see for west coast Canada are accurate, even if I ignore all non-white samples.
delancey said on 22/May/17
@Chris I lived in London for a year and if anything I thought that people were actually a tiny bit shorter as a whole than where I'm from (Australia).
America seemed more similar to Australia in terms of height but that's just my own opinion.

I'm 176.5 in the morning, 174 is my absolute low before bed and I feel low average but not short. The only time I feel short is if I'm with friends that are 6 foot and over.

As for Cruise 171-172 cm looks right.
Adamz said on 22/May/17
Editor Rob: if the average in the UK is 5ft 9 (and follows bell distribution), I think it would be silly to call 5ft 8 short. By that rationale, you must call 5ft 10 tall.

If 5ft 7 is short, 5ft 11 must be tall.

When you hit 5ft 6 and 6ft, they are figures that in the UK would surely be universally accepted as being short and tall range.

So Rob, essentially you are saying that any man 170cm to 180cm would be considered typical with 5foot9 being the mean?
Editor Rob: 5ft 7 to 5ft 11 would certainly cover a big chunk of the population, with each height under and over decreasing in numbers.
Chris said on 20/May/17
@Matt. If anything, the UK definitely has a higher average range than the US - probably mostly due to increased Scandinavian heritage and a smaller gene pool. To many who aren't familiar with height, 5'11 is considered "tall" - I've had many friends who have labelled it as such. Of course, it isn't abnormally tall, or not even largely noticeably tall like the 6ft+ ranges are, which is why we consider it in the average range of tall - but nonetheless, it's taller than typical average.
Truth be told, "average" can't be held to one figure. However, I'd be inclined to say that true average for male/female is somewhere where the male/female looks neither tall/nor short. For males, that figure for me is between the 175-177 range. So I'd go for 176 being the " true average" man height of the western world.
HonestSlovene said on 19/May/17
@RisingForce Average in the US is 100% somewhere between 5'9" and 5'10" so it is normal for you to feel this way at 5'8". I'd say average range in the US is 5'8"-5'11". Tall is 5'11.5" or more, short is 5'7.5" or less.
ma said on 19/May/17
Tom Cruise barefoot - 171 cm
Tom Cruise flat shoes - 173 cm
Tom Cruise elevator shoes - 177 cm
Tom Cruise flat shoes + lifts - 176 cm
Tom Cruise elevator shoes + lifts - 181 cm
RisingForce said on 17/May/17
Chris, look at the picture from Jerry Bruckheimer's star on the walk of fame at the top of Depp's page or the videos of it on YouTube. Tom has lifts or elevator boots and Depp in cowboy boots may not even be 2 cm taller, certainly no more than that. Depp's cowboy boots likely add about 4 cm range over barefoot, so I think that can answer that question. Honestly, I really don't see Cruise shorter than 5'7.5", or perhaps 171 cm at worst while I'm thinking more and more that Depp may only be 5'8.5" himself. As for average in the US, I see plenty of men both 5'11" and 5'7". Depends on generation, I'd certainly say more millenials at 5'11". Being between that range myself, but technically closer to 5'7" than 5'11", I don't feel short regularly, except in more crowded areas. Though oddly, I did feel short at a concert recently with a more middle-aged crowd.
Dmeyer said on 17/May/17
I agree in us 5'11 IS Closer to average than 5'7 , if in uk 5'9 IS average then at 5'11,5 I AM tall
Revisionist said on 17/May/17
@ Matt, I agree with you. A vast majority of men are between 5'8-5'11. This is a very "loose" average range. It's uncommon to see men significantly below 5'6 or above 6'2.

Keep in mind that those statistics are morning-afternoon heights. We're concerned only with end of day heights here.
andre said on 16/May/17
tom is about 168cm barefoot at night
QT said on 16/May/17
Its only a problem cause he made it one. loool
Matt said on 15/May/17
"if the average in the UK is 5ft 9 (and follows bell distribution), I think it would be silly to call 5ft 8 short. By that rationale, you must call 5ft 10 tall.

If 5ft 7 is short, 5ft 11 must be tall.

When you hit 5ft 6 and 6ft, they are figures that in the UK would surely be universally accepted as being short and tall range."

I might dispute this slightly....at least for the US but maybe the UK is a little different. I've seen more often a range in between 5'9-5'10 as average- say 5'9 1/2, or a strong 5'9 listed as average in the US, with white men usually at a high 5'10- so I would figure the bell curve to follow more that 5'8 is on the shorter side of average and 5'11 is taller side of average. Then 5'7 to 6', etc. I think this makes a little more sense personally, as 5'11 seems more of an "average" height than 5'7 does.
DirectorKrennic said on 15/May/17
Tom Cruise barefoot - 171 cm
Tom Cruise flat shoes - 173-74 cm
Tom Cruise elevator shoes - 175-76 cm
Tom Cruise flat shoes + lifts - 175-77 cm
Tom Cruise elevator shoes + lifts - 178-80 cm
Chris said on 14/May/17
Would Johnny Depp with no shoes on, be about the same height as Tom Cruise with lifts?
Editor Rob: I think in a lift Tom would edge out a barefoot Depp.
Pete said on 13/May/17
@Josh Shultz said on 12/May/17
Thank you sir! Very good point! With Spielberg Cruise looks max 171. + we have to remember Cruise has a perfect posture and he knows how to pose. So 169-171cm.
Josh Shultz said on 12/May/17
The pics with Spielberg seal the deal. Steven is definitely no lift wearer. And we know Cruise is. Yet they appear the same height. hmmmmm
Being generous and assuming Tom did not wear lifts on that Red Carpet day [as if... but lets], the max he can thus hit is the same height as Spielberg which is 5'6".
Any claim above that would assume that Spielberg lifts and Tom doesn't. Now that's science fiction!
Revisionist said on 12/May/17
@ PAUL, please tell us how you REALLY feel about Tom.

@ Leo, those Kirb shots are inconclusive because the ground is so even.

@ RisingForce, I consider RDJ's shenanigans acceptable and funny because they're clearly tongue in cheek, as he makes no attempts to hide them. It's people like Pitt, stuffing a sneaky 1cm insole, that I find dishonest. Yes, women wear heels to boost their stature, and it would follow that in an equal society, perhaps shorter men are perfectly entitled to follow suit, but women aren't sneaking lifts into their boots!

@ Adamz, 1" is very little. Do you really consider yourself much taller than someone 1" shorter, or is someone 1" taller really that much bigger than you? I need to see around 4-5cm before I consider any gap significant. Whenever I'm face to face with someone an inch shorter, I always think that there's virtually no separation.
Peter175 said on 9/May/17
It's just a joke ma. Some meme that got started when he married Kidman (3 inches taller than him)

Most people who've seen Cruise know he's 5'7-8 and no less
BillisaLefty said on 9/May/17
He's one of the few shorter actors. He not unusually short whatsoever. I don't get the feeling that he wears lifts. He seems like a self - confident guy. I'd guess 5 7 1/2.
ma said on 7/May/17
Rob, why Tom cruise is so mocked in USA to be so short? He is close to 5 ft 8 so almost average.
Have a look at this, where Tom Cruise in family guy is depicted as short as Stewie Griffin (a young kid )

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I dont' believe they know his real height; they believe he is under 5 ft 4
Editor Rob: height is always 'fair game' for those in the comedy realm. But jokes about physical attributes that can't be changed is always going to be a minefield...

I mean some of the lines I have said on here, or skits I have done in videos could certainly be seen as falling over the line, even though the intention is absolutely not about demeaning height...
Peter175 said on 7/May/17
Leo2001, lol she looks taller than him. She's probably 5'8 not 170. He has a bigger heel and she's still edging him at times. Maybe Tom has finally lost some height?
RisingForce said on 7/May/17
I agree, Rob, I think the claims are important to find for this site as it gives us a starting point and at least in cases like Billy Bob Thornton when a celebrity gets upset, you can at least say you have their word up top and people can make up their own mind.
Leo2001 said on 7/May/17
@Parker
omg i wrong the name
i see now
Parker said on 7/May/17
Leo2001 said on 6/May/17
2012 with Spilberg(5ft 6)

That's 5'6 George Lucas who seems to live in Cuban heels. Cruise still looks 2 inches taller
Leo2001 said on 6/May/17
Many photos with Vanessa Kirb(Listed 170 and 172cm)
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Leo2001 said on 6/May/17
2012 with Spilberg(5ft 6)
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msj said on 6/May/17
PAUL said on 28/Apr/17
He's mocked because he's very cocky, smug and uptight shockingly boring and miscast and over paid. I wouldn't have cruise as an extra. There was a prank show called: BALLS OF STEEL and they pranked cruise by squirting him with a water pistol which they did to a number of celebrities but Cruise easily took it the worst and shouted YOU JERK! YOU JERK! He then called the police (yes over a water pistol!) - Some tough guy! He then got his solicitor to ban the prank from being shown on this TV show, but they got around it by showing it from a news item source.


tom is actually a really talented and a better actor than other action stars. Hes been in great movies and still continues to work in them. If i was Tom Cruise i would've beat that prankster so badly, he would've ended up in a hospital. I don't give a rats ass about a prank show since i consider playing pranks a disrespectful thing to do especially pranking strangers.
Leo2001 said on 6/May/17
With Spilberg in 98 at John Huston Award.
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RisingForce said on 5/May/17
Rob, I did read once that Tom had height on the list of topics you aren't aloud to ask about as a condition for interviewing him. I can believe it considering he hasn't spoken about it since 1988! It's stranger that you have to go back to 1987 to find Brad Pitt to give a height, though. I've never been 100% sure he's one of the real height conscious guys. There are a few guys like that I simply can't find giving a height. Robert Downey Jr. is different. I've never seen him give a height, but he jokes about his own height and the tricks used to make him taller all the time.
Editor Rob: I like to know what the actor claims as it's important to document it. A site like this is built with a long-term approach...it's also why I will continue to try to meet actors as long as I can.

A lot of information vanishes from the web, I've seen quotes in the past I didn't save/screencap that are no longer on the web.
Adamz said on 4/May/17
Editor Rob: I view him as taller than the public perceive him at, but he is still in the border zone between short and average. With lifts he will pull off an average look and p*** off journalists who expect him to be a little 5ft 5 fella.

Rob in this context above what do you consider the range at which shortness starts. i know demograhivcs and etc. just in general as u reference above. is 174cm past the "border zone" 175? 176? where does this "border zone" as u put it start and end?
Editor Rob: if the average in the UK is 5ft 9 (and follows bell distribution), I think it would be silly to call 5ft 8 short. By that rationale, you must call 5ft 10 tall.

If 5ft 7 is short, 5ft 11 must be tall.

When you hit 5ft 6 and 6ft, they are figures that in the UK would surely be universally accepted as being short and tall range.
Wrs567 said on 4/May/17
Rob, what would you think Big Toms response would be?

If at a random interview they tried to pull a Jake Gyllenhaal on him?
Editor Rob:
I think if you asked him his height or talked about it in an interview, you'd be breaking the 'rules' of what you can and can't talk about.

I've never heard Tom talk about height in any interview...there must be a reason as it is a very hot topic I'm sure at least one interviewer would want to ask.
RisingForce said on 3/May/17
I agree on Collateral. Very good film and Cruise did quite a good job as a villain. Back to height, in addition to Cruise being similar height to Mario Lopez who doesn't seem to get called short much, look at Cruise at the premiere for Interview with the Vampire compared to Antonio Banderas: Click Here Click Here Tom actually looks taller than Banderas who is wearing cowboy boots. Granted, the angle and posture favor Cruise and Tom does look to be wearing elevator shoes himself, but I think ones that add low 2" range, not much more than the 1.6"-1.7" Banderas will be getting from those cowboy boots and Banderas didn't look to be standing any taller that night. I also think Banderas is more like 5'8" than 5'8.5" as I've made clear on his page, but certainly it makes sense that Cruise is in the 171-172 range and Banderas about 173, so not at all much a difference considering nobody mentions Antonio's height and it's not impossible both are 5'8" flat.
RichardSpain said on 2/May/17
He looks classic guy 171cm. But he wears elevator shoes to be similar than people 175-180cm .

Tom Cruise a solid 171cm barefoot.
Tom Cruise with flat footwear around 173cm
Tom Cruise with elevator shoes 176cm

No more no less people
ana said on 1/May/17
solid 5.7
Peter175 said on 1/May/17
I certainly agree! I forgot to mention, I think collateral was also one of his best performances. Tom is truly a talented guy, one of the few actors with a consistently good filmography. He plays and picks his roles very well! And not a one trick pony either, he is very diverse!
Peter175 said on 1/May/17
Hey Rob, a bit off topic, but what's your favorite Tom Cruise films?

Mine are Vanilla sky, Top Gun and The Firm.
Editor Rob:

For me: Edge of Tomorrow, Minority Report, The Firm, Mission Impossible 4 are some I enjoyed a fair bit.

I think he has been consistently good in many of his films, not a lot of what I'd class as duds...even the lesser films are reasonably entertaining...
Spencer said on 1/May/17
5'7.5
RisingForce said on 29/Apr/17
I agree with you, Peter, Lopez is 174 cm max, imo, but still, Cruise is just barely edged out at one premiere by maybe 1 cm and then edges Lopez at the other suggesting Cruise is very close in height to Lopez.
Lee168cm said on 28/Apr/17
I wonder if the actress from eyes wide shut who claimed he was taller than her and she's 5'7 3/4 was vinessa shaw? Though you have her here at 5ft 6 so that makes Tom max 5'7"
Editor Rob: it was This Girl.
PAUL said on 28/Apr/17
He's mocked because he's very cocky, smug and uptight shockingly boring and miscast and over paid. I wouldn't have cruise as an extra. There was a prank show called: BALLS OF STEEL and they pranked cruise by squirting him with a water pistol which they did to a number of celebrities but Cruise easily took it the worst and shouted YOU JERK! YOU JERK! He then called the police (yes over a water pistol!) - Some tough guy! He then got his solicitor to ban the prank from being shown on this TV show, but they got around it by showing it from a news item source.
Peter175 said on 28/Apr/17
Mario Lopez has looked more 174 than a strong 175. Look at him next to Kit Harington who maybe isnt even a full 5'7
Nik said on 28/Apr/17
@msj

Because people are jealous of him and his partner, his looks, money, fame, you name it!
msj said on 26/Apr/17
why is tom the most mocked actor for his height?
RisingForce said on 23/Apr/17
Original, 5'6.5" is impossible. Look at him with Ben Stiller. Near 3" taller with a reasonable elevator and 1.5"-2" taller on that spoof video, presumably without elevators. 5'7" is possible, but absolute minimum. Look at 0:17 in this video, Cruise looks taller than Mario Lopez at the NY Valkyrie premiere: Click Here Ton's shoes were pretty normal, nothing more than a little extra heel or a little lift:
Click Here And Lopez barely edged out Cruise by maybe 1 cm at the LA Oblivion premiere: Click Here Tom had normal shoes: Click Here Lopez is listed here at 5'9" and while I don't believe he's taller than 5'8.5", he certainly isn't under 5'8" either. Tom is almost the same height. Granted, Bruce Willis, who was 180-181 cm in 2004 did look 4" taller, though maybe his camera advantage was more than Tom's posture advantage: Click Here But Tom was barely shorter than 5'9" Jamie Foxx that same night: Click Here Click Here Good sideview of Tom's shoes: Click Here He couldn't fit any more than a 1" lift in those shoes, if that. Anytime you compare the 2, even these days after Jamie seemed to have "grown", there never looks like there could be a 2", much less 2.5" difference.
Revisionist said on 22/Apr/17
@ Nev, Tom is losing quite a bit in posture, while Thompson is standing very erect.

@ Jeff, you're solid 5'8." Strong would be 173.2cm, weak 172.2.

I see Cruise wearing lifts usually only in movies and red carpet events.
RisingForce said on 21/Apr/17
berta, I think it's true you can find plenty of times Tom didn't wear lifts with the photos with Spielberg as well as Lewis Hamilton being more examples, but I think he wears lifts far more than 2 times a year. As Rob pointed out, Tom wore elevator shoes with maybe 1" internal lift making him nearly 5'10" with DiCaprio at the British Academy. These could be custom elevator boots, or boots he put inserts in, but either way, his footwear gives at least 2": Click Here Click Here It's really obvious Tom is getting a pretty big 2"+ boost there, but if Diaz is 180-181 cm in those heels then Tom must be at least 177-178 cm in footwear. These also could be custom elevator boots, but if not, he still obviously has lifts: Click Here Click Here There are several signs. Most notably the angle Tom's foot, which in the second pic makes it look like he's on his toes. I've seen Sly in similar size and shaped boots and I'd guess at least a 2.25" boost, though he does seem at least to reach that 177 cm range again. What I don't think I've ever seen Tom in is 3+" elevators. I don't think Tom is a guy you can say goes to bed in his lifts, but I don't think lift wearing is rare for him either. Even when he does wear lifts, you can see he's not a 5'7" flat guy and it is possible he's a full 5'8" since he really doesn't look shorter to me than guys like Robert Downey Jr. or Mark Wahlberg, but the 171-172 cm range is a very good bet.
Original said on 21/Apr/17
@RisingForce said on 18/Apr/17

Clearly 5'7 with Holmes and Redford w/o lifts, w/ lifts I bet he could pass as solid 5'8 guy. He is 5'7 flat and I could buy 5'6.5" before 5'7.75". 5'7 is OK.
berta said on 19/Apr/17
i think tom cruise uses lifts couple times a year only. stallone had them all the time but today he hdont care about lifts anymore. robert downey have them on all the time. ANd my favorite one is Vin disel who can hardly walk with his lifts on.if we think about it then its relly just downey and vin disel that uses lifts as a lifestyle in hollywood. the other guys ust uses on acations.
RisingForce said on 18/Apr/17
You'd think celebs would mostly get custom elevators, but a lot put insert lifts in regular shoes. The Hogan shoes Stallone use to wear are a good example of that. Robert Downey Jr. does that with a lot of his sneakers as well. That pic with Cruise is harder to tell from such a distance. It's very easy to fit decent lifts in boots, though. But if you look at the pics of Tom jogging with Katie where he's definitely liftless or barefoot with Katie, it's obvious she's a bit taller, but not 2 inches taller. You can get an idea of Tom's real proportions here as I'm 99% sure he's liftless: Click Here That premiere also showed roughly the difference when Tom is in normal shoes and Katie in big heels. I'm fairly sure he doesn't have lifts here either based on how flat his foot is in the shoe: Click Here Tom often went liftless around 2007-2008, perhaps because he was doing many different roles since it seems like he's almost always in boots and often enough lifts since he started doing almost exclusively action roles. Now when you see Tom measuring up well to Katie in heels, it's a pretty good hint to look for lifts: Click Here I agree with Parker's last post 100%
Jeff said on 17/Apr/17
Rob, if I'm 172,7cm before going to bed, does that make me a weak, flat or strong 5'8?
Jeff said on 17/Apr/17
Rob, do you reckon he's wearing something in his shoes there? Click Here
Editor Rob: it's definitely not an off the shelf elevator as the curvature at the back of the boot is extremely normal. Whether he has anything inside, well it's harder to tell...
Peter175 said on 17/Apr/17
Tom looks shorter than a 5'8 Corden with a near half inch footwear advantage. Not to mention Tom has impeccable posture. He is the same height as Spielberg and Mark Ran.

I would be surprised as hell if he measured a flat 5'8
lol93 said on 17/Apr/17
Tom Cruise is the same height as James McAvoy 5'7
Parker said on 16/Apr/17
@Nev - Eyebrows to top of head ~4inches. I think Tom is pulling ~5'7 against Lea, but as Rising commented losing a bit of height in posture. I thing 5'7.5/5'7.75 best fit for Tom. With posture and footwear can actually pass for a 5'8/5'9 guy a lot of the time.
RisingForce said on 15/Apr/17
Here's an example of where I'm pretty sure Tom has (probably 1") inserts in boots that aren't custom made elevators: Click Here I'd be surprised if he had nothing in those boots, but they're longer than some of Tom's other boots and look like a normal style. Tom at the Tokyo Knight and Day premiere (where he looked like he reached nearly 5'10" in footwear) and Jerry Bruckheimer's ceremony for his star on the walk of fame look more like possible custom elevator boots.
Nev said on 15/Apr/17
@ Parker - Based on the pictures of Tom from 'All The Right Moves', Tom definitely looks around 5'6" because he is only 3 inches taller than 5'3" Lea Thompson and he is 5 inches shorter than Chris Penn.
Parker said on 15/Apr/17
@RisingForce - I can only think Dnaiel Radcliffe has never met Tom Cruise
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Its amazing what the media can do. I have people that work with me (women) who think Cruise is shorter than Radcliffe.
RisingForce said on 14/Apr/17
Maybe not custom elevators, but I do suspect an insert in that pic, but Rob is more reliable than I am so maybe I'm wrong there. You're right, Parker. He is losing some height there, but definitely doesn't look near 5'8" either. I give Cruise 5'7.5", the same as Lewis Hamilton and Spielberg. If I had to choose between 172 and 171, though, I'd lean towards 171. I'd be a bit surprised if he measured the full 5'8", but not at all shocked and I'd be much more surprised I'd he was only a flat 5'7". The film Losin' It is among the shortest I've seen him look, at least his scenes with Shelley Long, who wore flats and is about 5'6". One example is from roughly 34:40-35:05 Click Here They have many scenes together. I can see Tom a bit taller, but not 2 inches. But Tom can look 5'9" a decent amount nowadays so I think that narrows down how short he can be. It's easy to see at 5'7.5" with an extra inch footwear and maybe an extra 1 cm posture, but gets tougher to see at 5'7" flat considering some of the shoes we've seen him look near 5'9" in.
Parker said on 14/Apr/17
This is the shortest I've seen Cruise look.

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Don't know whether he is losing height through posture, but looks 5'7 tops. I still think he's closer to 5'8 IMO tho.
Jeff said on 14/Apr/17
Rob, is he wearing lifts in the pic I posted? Click Here
Editor Rob: could be just a normal boot.

Custom elevator boots sometimes look smaller length wise, because the foot goes up at an angle so essentially horizontally it is less.

It's why the 3.5 inch elevator boots are about 2 sizes smaller and are easier to spot....
S.J.H said on 13/Apr/17
William Bradley Pitt is 6 foot 1 with 2' lifts and a hair , Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is 5 foot 10.5 with standard 2.5' lifts and a hair , Robert John Downey Jr is 5 foot 11 with 3'sneakers and a hair , Vin Diesel aka Mark Sinclair is 6 foot 1 with 2.5' boots on with no hair. Lol..
RisingForce said on 13/Apr/17
I agree he looks more average than short, Jeff, but he has lifts in your pic. However, it's funny Daniel Radcliffe thought Tom Cruise was the same height as he and Dustin Hoffman were: Click Here Tom looks at least 5'8" if Hoffman was 5'5.5" and even if Hoffman was only 5'5" flat, Tom looks at least 5'7.5", possibly 172 cm. Granted, Tom's footwear are pretty thick, but although he's aided by the low angle, he looks even taller with Hoffman here: Click Here Ridiculous people think they're even close in height. Tom would need 3.5"-4" elevators minimum.
ma said on 13/Apr/17
Rob, who is for you the king of lifts?
A) Brad Pitt
B)Vin Diesel
C)Tom Cruise
D)Robert Downey Junior
Editor Rob: RDJ has become Sir LiftaLot.

Tom is more occasional, Pitt more a cuban heel at times guy than outright lifts.
Alex/R said on 12/Apr/17
hey Rob, how much can nike ai max 95 add?
Editor Rob: Alex, in the 1.3 inch zone.

Tom one time wore air force one and a magazine were calling them lifts....
HonestSlovene said on 9/Apr/17
@Jeff I agree he can look 5'9"-5'10", in massive 2-3 inch lifts that is.
Jeff said on 7/Apr/17
You've gotta be blind to see this guy at 5'7 flat. He has the proportions of an average guy in height: Click Here
DirectorKrennic said on 6/Apr/17
Cruise is 5'7½" at best and probably 5'7" in the evening. His morning height could pass for 5'8". He is the ultimate lift wearer, could probably be 5'10-11" if he is wearing his best boots and straight posture.
RisingForce said on 6/Apr/17
Yeah, I wouldn't say he's shorter or taller than Spielberg. My point was depending on subtle footwear, posture or camera differences either can look very slightly taller so the difference either way isn't more than 1/4", imo. I wouldn't put Cruise any taller than Spielberg or Lewis Hamilton, though. So if they're 5'7.5", I'd say that's what Cruise is. Or if Cruise is 172 cm, I'd say both deserve a 1/4" upgrade. Cruise was a minimum 1" shorter than Statham: Click Here Statham is almost certainly in the 174-175 cm range so it would again make Cruise 5'7.5" as I guess, or possibly 172 cm as listed. I believe 5'8" Sean Penn was slightly taller in Taps as well. As for whether Cruise wears lifts. He's gone liftless at times, like the Tropic Thunder premiere, but he is a very regular lift wearer, but that makes sense since he usually doesn't look under 5'8". When he wears elevator boots, they actually give a similar range to some of Sly's favorites, particularly those Hogan sneakers, which weren't built to accommodate a 3"+ boost and Downey's high top sneakers look more obvious than they need to be. I think Rob is right that Downey probably gets the same as wedge sneakers from those (2.2"-2.8" range). Downey gers more from some of the boots and heels, especially for movies, but the sneakers don't maximize the height gain, though they probably could fit more than Sly's old Hogan sneakers since those weren't high tops. Here's proof of Cruise wearing obvious lifts: Click Here Note the angle of Tom's foot, like he's on his toes, which we've seen from Vin Diesel and more of a giveaway is that Depp's cowboy boots have at least 1.5" heels themselves, yet Tom's knees are still noticeably higher so he's getting a good 2.25" boost or so. Look at the photo I posted below with Cameron Diaz for another obvious example as his knees are not much lower than Diaz in heels. Here's an example with Diaz from a different event: Click Here The angle of his foot is more than the outside heel would suggest as he looks on his toes again + he also doesn't look much shorter than a 5'8" woman in heels. Sitting shots like this are very good for spotting elevator boots as well as you can spot unusual knee height and sometimes unusually high ankle bone: Click Here Tom is good at hiding it when he wears elevator shoes as the untrained eye won't see a thing, but with thicker boots, he never wears the right pants. Though I would guess he has lifts in these shoes as well: Click Here Mainly because of the little bulge in front as well as the angle and you sort of get the illusion the external heels are bigger from a distance with a lift inside. I spot more of these things because I've worn lifts myself, bigger than what Tom wears for the record!
Revisionist said on 6/Apr/17
That shot with Leo makes Cruise look a very strong 5'9 or Leo a very weak 5'10. There's no doubt that Tom is in some pretty sweet lifts there. It's also pretty clear that to pull off that look, he'd have to be around 172cm barefoot.

I think that between high 171 to 172 flat is a good estimate.
Peter175 said on 5/Apr/17
Cruise's height is a strange one. one of the mysteries of the universe. What I would pay to see him measured in the 90s lol

Others have noted here that he looked totally average height in the firm. I just watched through the film and yes he can look a passable 174 in that one. The only film I'd say he looks taller than 5'8. But I'm struggling to see even a weak 5'8 for him in Vanilla sky or the reacher films. even mission impossible

At events with his pass wives I'd guess 171 and that is what he looks like in most of press photos, so contrary to popular belief, Tom isn't a huge lifter, just a big shoe/boot guy. Rarely with insole but also rarely without big dress shoe or boot. On his worst day can look just 5'7.25 at his best he can look 5'8 and a bit. So I'd say Rob's listing is spot on, with around 35% chance he could be taller and a 65% chance he could be shorter. I'd not go shorter than 5'7.5 or above 5'8. Anything in that area is good
berta said on 5/Apr/17
ROB DO WE HAVE ANY EVIDENCE THAT HE DO WEAR LIFTS? stallone and robert downey and of course vin diesel is easy to se that they do/ have been wearing lifts but i have never seen 100% evidence that tom does it. HE and James corden was the same height when standing together. And i think like this if he is a guy that wear lifts then he would have used them in that interview. Either he could really be a full 173 if he didnt have lifts on ore he cant be more than maybe 170-171.
Editor Rob: Well look at him in EOT Those shoes are certainly normal range.

At the British Academy he wore Another shoe.

The area under the ankle is longer than typical, which is common in an elevator shoe to accomodate the inch of lift.

I'd say in that situation he is probably wearing a simple elevator...

He did wear a similar shoe at another European event, it was again bulky and a giveaway that it was an elevator style...
John said on 4/Apr/17
@Duhon Definitely Cruise. He's the master of lift-wearing.
Duhon said on 4/Apr/17
Will the site explode when Cruise and Bieber have their first photographed meeting? and who will prepare their footwear more for that event?
TMI said on 2/Apr/17
Ben Stiller is at least 5'6" Cruise is clearly wearing lifts in that pic with him. Probably boost him up to 5'10"
Parker said on 2/Apr/17
@John

No chance Stiller is 5'4
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Revisionist said on 1/Apr/17
Those pics with Spielberg indicate that Cruise is fractionally taller, but he's likely to have stronger posture than someone nearly 20 years his senior.

It's interesting to see how Spielberg looks fairly short, while Cruise doesn't, yet they're nearly identical in height.
John said on 1/Apr/17
He's 5 ft 7 in tall, he's not near 5 ft 8 in. At best, he's 1.70 - 1.71 m in the morning dropping to 1.69 m by the evening. So I'll give him 5 ft 7 in but no taller.
John said on 1/Apr/17
Parker, Ben Stiller is not 5'6. He's at most 5'4.
Pete said on 1/Apr/17
@RisingForce sent 30/Mar/17 this picture: Click Here
This picture shows clearly Cruise is 5'6.75-5'7 (about 170 cm). Spielberg (171 cm) is taking it easy, not trying to pull of his full height, and he is little taller than Cruise.
Editor Rob: Tom doesn't look to be standing that well, his left knee is bent, so he's dropped height on his right hip.

very normal shoes too...no evidence of lifts.
RisingForce said on 1/Apr/17
Cruise sometimes goes liftless like at the Tropic Thunder premiere, I think that was probably the case with Spielberg especially since Cruise in lifts often looks a good 5'8.5". Tom's shoes look quite flat with no bulge in the pics Leo posted with Clinton, BTW nice finds, Leo. They seek pretty normal in my first pic as well. Tom's lift wearing can be quite obvious, look at the pic I posted below with Cameron Diaz on Johnny Depp's page, which includes Jerry Bruckheimer, listed here at 171 cm for an example. Looking at video and all the pics of that event, I thought Tom looked like a 5'8.5" guy wearing boots that give him at least 2.25", but it's easy to imagine Tom and Bruckheimer at a similar height with the same shoes though I've begun to suspect Johnny Depp is below 5'9" so I'll have to check that again. Tom's lifts wouldn't have been quite as obvious had he worn longer pants that weren't so tight. I've seen Robert Downey Jr. make that same mistake though I'm not so sure he even tries to hide his lifts!
Revisionist said on 1/Apr/17
I used to think that Walhberg was much shorter than 173. He's always appeared quite short to me, but that's just his proportions and big upper body build, and he doesn't wear lifts. Still, he's not much taller than Cruise yet doesn't have the same stigma of being considered extremely small. It's probably because the joke about Cruise's height caught on culturally and has stuck for decades now. It just won't go away. Plus, all 3 of his wives were taller than him, and in the case of Kidman, significantly taller, making him seem even shorter than he was.

For someone born in the early '60s, Cruise was pretty close to average height. He would be today's equivalent of 174cm or so, and that's not very short at all if you look at the stats.
lasla said on 31/Mar/17
rob, what is your lowest estimated height for tom cruise in his peak?
Editor Rob: wouldn't go under 5ft 7.5, that was way back in 2004 the initial mark he was given, then not long after I thought he could pull off looking a bit taller...
GP said on 31/Mar/17
Don't forget that Cruise has been wearing lifts since 90's, which means that there is a 99% chance he is wearing them with Spielberg.
Johnson said on 31/Mar/17
I consider 5'11 tall without any doubt. 5'10 is perceived as tallish and "tall" in typical short descriptions about a guy. That is what I see in the street. Less than 5'7 is short
Leo2001 said on 30/Mar/17
More photos Spilberg(171) and Cruise:
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Same height;Tom is like 171(5'7.25-5)
Peter175 said on 30/Mar/17
Rob, so if you see Tom as short, do you see yourself as short since you are only a cm more than him?

Or do you see your height as the short cutoff ;)

Personally I see it as below average but not really worthy of short. I don't consider 6ft tall either tbh its high average
Editor Rob: There are some tall guys who actually feel short and some short guys who feel tall.

Also, how people act, how they dress, their beliefs, their job title, how they talk, what they do...these factors can leave an impression of stature.
RisingForce said on 30/Mar/17
Cruise really looks identical in height to 5'7.5" Spielberg: Click Here Click Here
Some pics Cruise is slightly taller, others Spielberg slightly taller, but it wouldn't surprise me if these 2 were the exact same height. I can't see more than 1/4" difference between their peak heights max. VERY high probability Cruise is somewhere in the 171-172 cm range, imo.
RisingForce said on 29/Mar/17
Cruise doesn't look shorter than Wahlberg, in fact, Wahlberg often seems shorter, although that may be because Wahlberg doesn't seem to wear lifts unless he's told to for a movie, but look at Wahlberg with Leo at the Departed premiere. Cruise really did look near 3" taller than Stiller even in the better pics from that event, though the actual difference is smaller, more 1.5" or 2" max as shown here: Click Here (from about 3:10-3:40 and 5:47-5:51) I've actually seen articles list Stiller as 5'8" and Cruise as 5'7" in the same sentence! Only a blind man could think they're the same height, much less think Cruise is shorter. However, this photo with Sinatra is quite strange: Click Here Sinatra was only 5'7.5" peak and he's well into his 70s there. I take photos with a grain of salt if we can't see the ground and their feet, but that's still quite strange.
Johnson said on 29/Mar/17
I would say Mark Wahlberg is taller of what people think
Kansas said on 29/Mar/17
"Quote" Editor Rob: I view him as taller than the public perceive him at, but he is still in the border zone between short and average. With lifts he will pull off an average look and p*** off journalists who expect him to be a little 5ft 5 fella."


I have to disagree with you on that one tbh people between 5,7 flat to 5,11 flat look average psychically speaking. Statics wise he is below or above depending on the country but looks average physically which all that matters. What I would say is he is closer to short than tall if the word average was out the equation. 5 foot 9 and 10 is average height but is closer to tall meanwhile while 5 foot 7 and and 8 is closer to short but all would look the average range. 5 foot 11 below 6 foot is tallish and 5 foot 6 below 5 foot 7 is shortish.
Parker said on 28/Mar/17
Anyone can say Cruise is 5'6 max, but never post any proof to back it up.

I mean lets say he is 5'6.

5'6 Cruise and 5'7(listed) Michael Pena
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5'6 Cruise and 5'7 Felix Baumgarten
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5'6 Cruise and 5'5 Dustin Hoffmann
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5'6 Cruise with 5'6 Ben Stiller
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Everybody starts with an inch shoe, so even if Tom is getting 2 inches from his footwear, under 5'7 looks pretty much impossible if everyone else is listed correctly
S.J.H said on 28/Mar/17
Yes jtm. Wahlberg is nothing over 5'7 and flat 5'7 and tom cruise is 5'6.75 add on brad pitt 5'10
Peter175 said on 28/Mar/17
Rob, do you see Tom as a short guy?

Personally I think he's average. Anything from 170 to 183 is average range. higher or lower is tall or short
Editor Rob: I view him as taller than the public perceive him at, but he is still in the border zone between short and average. With lifts he will pull off an average look and p*** off journalists who expect him to be a little 5ft 5 fella.
jtm said on 28/Mar/17
I don't think mark wahlberg is a legit 5'8. He looks 5'7 max to me.
Original said on 27/Mar/17
5'5 or 5'6 is very unlikely for me, but I could buy 5'6.5 before 5'7.75. IMO 5'7.
S.J.H said on 27/Mar/17
I'm giving a troll. Cruise is atually 167cm barefoot. Haha..
Rocky said on 26/Mar/17
5'5'' to 5'6'' max. A legit 5'8'' (e.g. Mark Wahlberg) does not get constant questions about his height.
John said on 25/Mar/17
@Parker Hmm, that's a hard one. Looking at Tom's footwear, looks like it gives him about 2-2.5 inches. So, that would make him around 5'8-5'8.5. So I would say Ben Stiller is about 5'5.5.
Original said on 25/Mar/17
5'7 guy imo, 5'7, but solid 5'7. With his lifts can pass as legit 5'.8.25/5" guy.
Cameron said on 25/Mar/17
Oh how could I forget this one.... Yeah he wears lifts obviously. I think he could be a bit over 5'7" though. He can give off an average impression with lifts. I think RDJ probably just barely edges him out (the other lift wearer). I think Cruise is 171, RDJ is almost but not quite 172. With these two I think CM heights are necessary.
mister_lennon said on 24/Mar/17
5'7 minimum. 5'8 is possible for him.
He was 2 or 3 inches taller than 5'5 dustin hoffman.
Peter175 said on 23/Mar/17
He doesn't look 5'8 with Russel Crowe. He looks 5'7.5 ish for the majority of the time and sometimes looks 5'8.

With Dicaprio he looks about this listing taking into account he's standing erect, probably has lifts on leo is looking down. leo is a 5'11 guy
Parker said on 23/Mar/17
John said on 23/Mar/17
5'6 max.

What's your guess for Ben Stiller John?

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John said on 23/Mar/17
5'6 max. Doesn't quite look the 5'7-8 some people say.
RisingForce said on 22/Mar/17
I've thought Cruise was in fact about 171.5 cm or 5'7.5", but the Dicaprio pic isn't evidence of that, much less cause for a downgrade. Before considering posture, Dicaprio at 6' in shoes would put Cruise at least 177 cm in shoes. Cruise is getting no less than a 1 cm advantage in posture and probably has lifts, but there's no evidence those are huge lifts. Tom has worn much bigger lifts, such as here: Click Here Note how Tom's knees are almost as high as Diaz in heels plus the angle of his foot. There's nothing as obvious with DiCaprio. He probably has 3/4" footwear advantage over DiCaprio. If anything that shows Cruise COULD be a full 5'8". He could also be 5'7.5" too, but the pic certainly doesn't prove it.
andre said on 22/Mar/17
167cm at night barefoot
Murray said on 21/Mar/17
Legit 5'6.75"- weak 5'7" at best (like Martin Freeman with a good posture). He could look like a solid 5'7.75"- 5'8 with his elevator shoes + hair + perfect posture.
Adijos said on 21/Mar/17
5'8" in 173 cm is his real height!
berta said on 16/Mar/17
he is hard to guess. looking at the proportions , then i would say under 173. looking at the head he could have been 180. i think hte listing is good no shorter than 171 and no talle rthan 173
GP said on 15/Mar/17
The photo with DeCaprio clearly is angled to Cruise's advantage, he also has better posture than Leo and he has custom made shoes where the heel is thicker than Leo's shoes and the lifts. 5'8" man with everything that I mentioned shouldn't look 2" shorter. Tom was always 5'7" or below and lifts plus camera tricks have fooled many for long time
Ely said on 15/Mar/17
I want to add he is standing on one leg, pelvis tilt a little giving him not much in that pos, but 0.5 cm. 171-171.5 cm
Ely said on 15/Mar/17
5ft7.5
Ely said on 15/Mar/17
Did my own calculus based on the photo with Leonardo di Caprio. I assume that 184 cm is total height with shoes for di Caprio. Converting pixels into cms, I came into conclusion that Tom is 175.8 cm with shoes. Let's say 176. I think his boots give him 4.5- 5 cm. He is more like 171.5 cm, Rob. Reconsider him. This guy looks not reaching full 172 cm at night.
HonestSlovene said on 15/Mar/17
@Parker He 100% isn't under 5'7", but he's 100% nothing over 5'7.5" for sure.
Parker said on 15/Mar/17
Assuming DeCaprio is 6' in his shoes, it looks impossible for Cruise to be under 5'7,or even 5'7.5, even if he has a 1" lift in his footwear.

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Mofo said on 13/Mar/17
He looks anywhere from 169cm to 173cm... It's really tough to call because he obviously wears lifts, but to what degree? And how often? I remember the scuba lady saying he was 5ft6.5 barefoot. But others have seen him at 5ft8 with shoes on. So it all depends on whether he's wearing lifts to boost him to 5ft8 or whether people have just wrongly guessed and he really is 5ft8 or thereabouts.

My guess is that he's about 5ft7 flat.
Kim said on 13/Mar/17
Legit 1.68 and 1.69 at best, no more. He is a weak 1.72 with shoes and his extra inch.
Ely said on 12/Mar/17
Rob, I looked at him closer recently and in my opinion 172 may a little too much for him. He doesn't reach full 172 cm in the afternoon-night. He is taller than Justin Bieber, but he drops to 171.5 in the afternoons, 171.2 at night. I don't want to convince to change his height, just look at him once again if you would have enough time.
andre said on 11/Mar/17
168cm barefoot at night no more than that and about 172cm in morning with shoes
anonnnn said on 11/Mar/17
5'7 1/2" at the most. I own the edge of tomorrow and 5'11.5 bill paxton had him by several inches. Rob paul looks taller than tom cruise by an inch.
delancey said on 9/Mar/17
@KH Tom is definitely not under 5'7 but a weak 5'8? C'mon...
RisingForce said on 8/Mar/17
Parker, I'll try to see the film when I have some time but I'm not particularly surprised. I have seen Cruise pass for 175 cm before and those look like thicker boots than he often wears so maybe he could even pass for 176. Personally, I highly doubt Cruise is any shorter than Downey since he can pass for as tall without wearing as ridiculous footwear, although I think Downey forcing 2" lifts into regular sneakers makes his footwear more conspicuous than it needs to be. Both are 171-172 cm, imo with a chance if 5'8", but I think there's a better chance of Cruise being a full 5'8" barefoot than Downey.
KH said on 7/Mar/17
People don't want to admit it but there is a lot of jealousy directed at Tom because he is a very good looking man that has aged ridiculously well and who also has been incredibly successful at the box office over the years. I admit his nutty religion and his earnest devotion to it doesn't help but who are we to judge? Also, has dated many attractive tall women. I think a decent parallel can be made with Brad Pitt another really handsome successful dude that some people want to cut down to size in the some way. Weak 5'8 for Tom. Comfortably over 5'8 to start the day and then slightly under it by the middle of the day.
Parker said on 7/Mar/17
@Rising, don't disagree with you. My guess for Cruise has always been 172/173, but watch the film. Cobie Smulders is listed at 5'7 on this site.

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Revisionist said on 6/Mar/17
30 inch legs for 5'8" is in the normal range for a man = 44.85% of leg to the rest of your body. 45% is considered exact average. Deviation of a few percentage above/ under 45% looks just fine, but over 48% or under 42%, and you begin to look disproportionate. For example, if your legs were 33" inseam (48.5%), then you would look pretty lanky.

Tom has never struck me as having short or long legs for his height, just normal.

Mine is only 30.5" at 69" tall, so clearly shorter than average. However, having a longer torso makes you look more masculine (Pitt, Fassbender).
RisingForce said on 6/Mar/17
Stallone always looked noticeably taller than Cruise to me. Cruise in lifts looked about the same height to me as Sly in normal shoes. Although Sly is no more than an inch taller than Cruise today, probably a bit less. I'd say 171-172 cm for Cruise and 174-175 cm for Sly at his peak, but no more than 173-174 cm today. Cruise can easily look 174-175 cm with lifts, but then Sly could look 179-180 cm with lifts. I agree there is an outside chance Cruise is 173 cm since he could look it without any apparent lifts, but I'd say it's about the same chance of 176 cm for Sly's peak for the same reason. Even when they don't wear lifts, their flawless posture can give them an edge.
S.J.H said on 6/Mar/17
@Parker

5'9 impression came with elevator shoes. atually he look 5'9.5 with it. Cruise is really no more than 5'7 barefoot
littlesue said on 5/Mar/17
My Mate 5ft 2 and has a 30 inch inside leg, nothing to do with height, she just has the long leg/short body ratio
Parker said on 5/Mar/17
I just watched Jack Reacher Never Go Back. Maybe its footwear/camera tricks but I swear this guy gave a 5'9 impression against 5'7 listed Cobie Smulders.

I know he,s not 5'9, but I wouldn't dismiss 173. Anything 171-173 midday is a reasonable guess. looks similar height to Stallone to me.
RisingForce said on 4/Mar/17
I'm a solid 5'8" and my inseam is about 30" as well and nobody has told me I have short legs. I believe Tom is shorter than I am, probably 5'7.5", but this doesn't prove anything.
mister_lennon said on 4/Mar/17
172-173. Strong 5'7-weak 5'8. At peak, he could be 5'8/174 out of bed.
Parker said on 4/Mar/17
Lyle said on 3/Mar/17
One other tidbit... I go to a particular store in BH where you can have custom clothing made or buy off the rack for men with vertical challenge. As I was being measured I overheard a coversation about TC inseam and apparently it's 30". So, I'd say he's not quite 5'7".

My Brother and son are both over 5'7 with a 29" inseam.
Lyle said on 3/Mar/17
One other tidbit... I go to a particular store in BH where you can have custom clothing made or buy off the rack for men with vertical challenge. As I was being measured I overheard a coversation about TC inseam and apparently it's 30". So, I'd say he's not quite 5'7".
Lyle said on 3/Mar/17
I've met Cameron Diaz and she is about 5'7" in the flat sandals she was wearing. I'm 5'6", so I'm going to guess Cruise is about my height 5'6".
Warren said on 2/Mar/17
Rob, don't you think tom is 171 than 172?
I bet he is 171 same as Justin Bieber
Editor Rob: 171 isn't an unbelievable estimate..

stuff like 169cm? You've more chance of seeing Tom starring in a Battlefield Earth remake than measuring as low as 169cm.
RisingForce said on 28/Feb/17
My guess for Cruise is 5'7.5" so I'm not actually suggesting he IS shorter than Hamilton, only that he looks it there and I don't think he's any taller either. Ground advantage would make sense, as for angle, Hamilton looks slightly taller throughout the series. I don't see why anyone would think Cruise has the footwear advantage unless Hamilton can be shown to be wearing lifts since his sneakers look to add a normal amount, if anything less than Cruise's boots. But I would agree they're both about 5'7.5" and the ground is making the difference, perhaps the angle or lense too in that pic.
Lmeister said on 28/Feb/17
Tom looks short with Nicole and Lewis Hamilton. He usually pulls off 5ft8.5 - 5ft9.5 in public events and movies.
Revisionist said on 27/Feb/17
RisingForce, I don't like those types of shots because of perspective warp. The camera shouldn't be significantly higher than the subjects and should be centered. In any event, Lewis and Cruise are in the same range. I wouldn't be surprised if Lewis edged him out.

James B, of course a lot of it is spurred by jealousy, and much of it is because of the world's ridiculous double standard: it's funny to mock people for their height or lack thereof, but if you so much as hint about anyone's weight, especially if it's directed at a female, the world rips you to shreds and calls you a "pig."
Nik said on 27/Feb/17
He is normal in height although a little bit under average. It's funny that men in the 5'10.5" - 5'11" range are called average but men under 5'8" are labelled as midgets by some people. There is nothing wrong with someone being homosexual, I am not suggesting that you are saying that there is though.
Johnson said on 27/Feb/17
@RisingForce the angle and closer to camera position favours Lewis Hamilton. Shoes too. Cruise would be slightly taller than him
Parker said on 27/Feb/17
I think Lewis may have had ground advantage in that shot Rising, Rob has mentioned before the red carpet was on a road.

Here's another of the two. I think they are pretty close.
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RisingForce said on 27/Feb/17
I can only give him 5'7.5" since he looked shorter than Lewis Hamilton, who was measured that height, in a series of photos including full body shots: Click Here If anything, he looked to have the footwear advantage too: Click Here We can assume Tom didn't have lifts that night since he can pass for 5'8.5" at times, such as with Depp and Bruckheimer when he looked to elevator boots at least 2.25".
James B said on 26/Feb/17
Given the average height overall in America (especially for toms generation) is 5'9 at only a good 1 inch under average I think it's just jealousy that people make fun of his stature. let's face it he's better looking than most men (no homo) and has been with some good looking women.
HonestSlovene said on 26/Feb/17
He could probably hit a full 5'8" out of bed but he's definitely closer to 5'7" before bed IMHO. S.J.H has it nailed.
S.J.H said on 26/Feb/17
I'm always the fan of Thomas Cruise Mapother IV but problem with height i'm sensitive with is that he is never over 170cm so peak height 5ft7 now 5ft6.75 with big lifts 5'9.75 with small lifts 5'9 thats it. 5'7.75 is generous enough for out of bed.
Delvin chung said on 24/Feb/17
How likely is 171 cm
Lee said on 19/Feb/17
I've met him at a fund raiser, He's about 5 foot 7, not that height really matters. he's in some good action movies (edge of tommorrow and oblivion were great)
delancey said on 11/Feb/17
Hey Rob, based on your own listing what do you think his out of bed height might be? 173/173.5cm?
Agree with you that anything below 5'7 is too low for him but do you think that 5'7.25/5'7.5 is possible?
Editor Rob: I think he's going to clear 5ft 8, a question of how much? Maybe close to half inch.
wes said on 10/Feb/17
no way is he 172cm, I sense bias in this as I know is big tom cruise fan, I wouldn't give him more than 170cm
Editor Rob:
As a scientist and researcher my job is providing impartial and unbiased estimates of the height of celebrities.

my personal opinion on any celebrity is irrelevant 👌
6'1-6'1.5 Guy said on 10/Feb/17
At its peak (without elevator shoes), Tom looked 5'7.25 - 5'7.5.
Now he is a legitimate 5'7. Maybe he 5'7.25. It is a fact.
MaskDeMasque said on 4/Feb/17
Can look 5'8 in some films, can look 5'7 in others (especially his earlier work). So 5'7.5 is my best guess.
Dan said on 4/Feb/17
gotcha, just noticed lasla was inquiring about his evening height x-/
Nik said on 3/Feb/17
@HonestSlovene @Nova176

Yes I agree with your postings. People most definitely think that people are a few inches taller than what they really are, like you said people over quote the heights that people appear to be and so they think the average is higher than what it is. Yes this may explain why so many people think that Tom Cruise is very tiny when they hear what his height is, but I bet if they met him they wouldn't think that he was any where near as small as they thought he was.
Dan said on 3/Feb/17
"...than Tom measuring at his peak 170cm barefoot."
Rob, that is a loaded sentence hee hee.

Basically, the way you penned, unless you just signed a contract with Time Warner, Tom does NOT measure 170cm barefoot even when at his PEAK.
So if Tom in the morning, barefoot, is under 170cm, he's probably around 168cm from 2pm onwards. Was that like a semi-reveal? haha
Always thought stiller himself is around the 166cm mark...
Editor Rob: it's open to interpretation as to what peak I mean ;)
HonestSlovene said on 2/Feb/17
@Nova176 I agree that he isn't very short just common short or high end of short/shortish like 5'7-5'8". Since your average person thinks he is 1-2 in taller than what he is average is though of as 5'11" instead of 5'9-5'10" in the US as the real measured average and a height of 5'7.5" is percieved to be 5'9".
loiuse said on 2/Feb/17
I heard he demands people must not look him in the eye on movies....they have to look down...because of his shortness....but he seems nice and friendly but then his religion is space cadet.
lasla said on 31/Jan/17
rob, do you think that tom could drop to 170cm at night?
Editor Rob: lasla, you have more chance of seeing me on the big screen than there is of Tom measuring at his peak 170cm barefoot.
Arthur said on 31/Jan/17
@kath

God I love those fake ''I am fan of the actor so I have no reason to downgrade him '' comments when in fact all you want to do is downgrade him to feel better about yourself.

I can do that too, look

I met Tom Cruise and he was tiny, 5'2 without his lifts. Terrific actor though, height doesn't matter.

Get a life.
kath said on 29/Jan/17
Met T. Cruise many years ago, right after Legend finished filming. He was shorter than I am. I'm 5'6". He was also very sweet.
letsbefair said on 29/Jan/17
why can't tom just be 5'8? we'll never know...
Nova176 said on 28/Jan/17
bouabnder, because Kanye doesn't date women 3 inches taller than him or wear shoe lifts.

Tom Cruise imo had it coming by being so blatantly insecure about it.

Also he's listed at 5'7, most people don't know that he's a weak 5'8 and think he's actually sub 5'7. If someone were to meet Tom in a neutral setting where he is wearing his boots he'd appear to be 5'9" to people since a lot of people fraud their height, and they'd be surprised that he wasnt a midget but rather high end of short
Heatseeker800 said on 28/Jan/17
Rob, did you even consider upgrading Cruise's height when you read that Julianne Davis's claim?
I mean there is not too many claims like that? Two other actors who worked with Cruise claimed: "We're the same height. I'm 5'7." (Michelle Monaghan) and "I'm 5'7. He is about 5'7" (Eddie Izzard).
In my opinion Julianne Davis's claim seems fairly reasonable. Could not Tom be closer to 5ft 8? And by the way you have Julianne Davis at 5ft 7?
Editor Rob: yeah I hadn't updated her page yet with the quote.
delancey said on 27/Jan/17
171/172, no way is he lower
Keith said on 27/Jan/17
He's 5 foot 8.5 at best bare foot
Wrs567 said on 26/Jan/17
5'7.5'' for me.

Maybe even 5'7.75''
Will said on 26/Jan/17
Tom Cruise is for sure a weak 5ft 8.
bouabnder said on 26/Jan/17
Why does Tom Cruise get so much flak for his height, but other shortish celebs like Kanye West never get any crap about their height? Even though Kanye West is a much more controversial and hated celebrity, you'd think people would mock him for his mediocre height? What's deal, Rob?

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