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.

Tom Cruise is short
Tom and Rosamund Pike, Katie Holmes and Cameron Diaz
Photos by PR Photos

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Average Guess (249 Votes)
5ft 7.23in (170.8cm)
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.

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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?
HonestSlovene said on 26/Jan/17
@Matt I'd say definitely more 5'7"-5'8" range than 5'8"-5'9". Never seemed like a guy that would be around Rob's height. Most likely was a solid 5'7.5" peak and now 5'7".
Matt said on 25/Jan/17
I think he's anywhere from 5'7"-5'9". There's no way he's under that because his lifts aren't clown-shoe sized like RDJ. In Jack Reacher Never Go Back he's about the same height as his costar who's supposedly 5'8".
CW10 said on 25/Jan/17
Spot on! In Rain Man, you can clearly see a difference between him and Dustin Hoffman. I would say he has a good 2-3 inches on him.
Blake said on 25/Jan/17
Rob, how much would you pay for the chance to measure Tom Cruise under the stadiometer?
Editor Rob: If you can't even ask Tom (in an interview) his barefoot height, what chance will he be agreeing to go under the stadiometer 😨
Pete said on 25/Jan/17
@Damone said on 24/Jan/17
I believe you and agree with you. Many pictures prove and support your statement.
Damone said on 24/Jan/17
I met Tom Cruise on the U.S. Ranger CV61 during the making of Top Gun and we stood face to face. We are the exact same height 5'6", we were both wearing flight deck boots so you could say we were 5'7" with shoes.
cgf said on 24/Jan/17
Most guys would look short hanging out with 5' 9" girls on high heels.
Parker said on 24/Jan/17
Jeff said on 23/Jan/17
Where did you hear about the rumour of Cruise wearing lifts besides Pitt in Interview with the Vampire?

I don't think its a rumour Jeff - these look like height enhancing shoes with DeCaprio. Rob's guess is he's getting ~2 inches from barefoot
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Tom looks like he's standing close to 5'10 next to DeCaprio (6ft in shoes)
Jeff said on 23/Jan/17
Where did you hear about the rumour of Cruise wearing lifts besides Pitt in Interview with the Vampire?
berta said on 23/Jan/17
tom cruise looke mutch shorter than stallone to me just by looking at proportions. he could be 171-173 i think. another guy that people guess shorter than he is just because rumours. i think he is the listed height. cbig chanse that he is 1/4 under it
William St. Clair said on 21/Jan/17
Hipopotamus, try to sprint in high heels and see how hard it is. I know that for a fact, Tom does a lot of his own stunts and fights. Absolutely no way he does them in lifts.
He made the whole cast in Last Samurai look short except for Watanabe who is a very tall man.
Why are you so hellbent to downgrade everyone. You know, it's not a crime to be short but it's also possible for stars to be tall.
It's as if the idea of some stars who have it all like Cruise or Pitt being taller than you state is excruciating.
Hijopotamus said on 21/Jan/17
St. Clair, why are you upgrading everyone with nonsense arguments?
his rival said on 21/Jan/17
not short at all..bit like wladmadir putin .. not a 160's guy
MrFish said on 19/Jan/17
Rob, would you bet against him being anything over 5ft 8?
Editor Rob: I'd bet he would measure somewhere between 5ft 7.5 and 8, I think it is more likely than say 8-8.5 range.
HonestSlovene said on 18/Jan/17
@ William Well If Cruise actually is 175 cm then I am about 182-183 cm thank you for that upgrade I guess! (I'm 178-179cm at my lowest btw, Cruise is 171 cm MAX).
William St. Clair said on 17/Jan/17
If Cruise was a desk jokey, I'd agree that he could've kept the "illusion" that he was taller than he claims but I am sorry downgraders, you know who you are, Tom really is 175cm. People are surprised when they meet him and call him short because he often plays action heroes and as such, they expect to meet someone of heroic superhuman heights.
Just one question, how do you expect him to do the mega-sprints he displayed in the Mission Impossible series or The Firm for instance if he was lifting. That just wouldn't make sense. Tom is 5'9" on the dot.
Johan said on 17/Jan/17
Pegg is listed at 5'8.75" and Cruise could be an inch shorter there if they were at the same distance from the camera. Pegg is also height aware he claims 5'10" which would match with the 5'9" claim from Cruise.
Tony said on 16/Jan/17
Tom looks no more than 5-7 and 5-8 in regular shoes. I bet if he and Rob took a picture together flat footed they would both be the same height.
Gert said on 15/Jan/17
In his max he could be 173, but with lifts, so in my opinion he is around 168/170 at his maximum. His 174/175 claim is a joke.
S.J.H said on 15/Jan/17
@Pete said on 14/Jan/17

You nail it. Because cruise is usually in his lift or either he need boost up height from a good camera angle badly. He was never over 5'7
Pete said on 14/Jan/17
Tom Cruise knows how to pose in the pictures, how to make himself taller and others shorter. You rarely see pictures where he is positioned badly.
You don't see this kind of photos very much: Click Here
When you see him walking with someone, he is usually few steps ahead of the other: Click Here
By the way, in the pictures from the film Days of Thunder he looks about 169-170. For example: Click Here
Hijopotamus said on 14/Jan/17
Pierre, don't complicate things. Just look at thrvpic of Brad and Gwyneth both barefoot and naked and don't tell me he is taller when he was even standing on a little step while she wasn't AND he is not one mm talker than her.
Dude....
Pierre said on 13/Jan/17
@Hijopotamus=I think Brad can be a little more taller than Gwyneth but i doubt that Gwyneth is really 5"9' barefoot=I think David Beckham can be more 179 cm than 5"11' and James Corden next to David(both barefoot) is clearly smaller than him(see video James corden/David beckham).(They are just my suppositions)
miko said on 13/Jan/17
A solid 5'7.5/5'7.75.
Hijopotamus said on 13/Jan/17
Pierre, if Gwyneth is 5'9" then Brad Pitt is 5'9"
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vin said on 12/Jan/17
Why do people try to portray this guy as a midget? He's just a bit below average height.
Editor Rob: if Tom Cruise had a dollar for every time someone called him short...it wouldn't matter, the guy already has $1 billion in the bank.
Pierre said on 12/Jan/17
James Corden is 5"9' if gwyneth is 5"9'...
Johnson said on 9/Jan/17
Corden is 5'9 guys. You should watch him with Gwyneth Paltrow in the video
Johnson said on 9/Jan/17
5'8, 173 cm barefoot for Tom Cruise!!! Did you see him with Katie Holmes in sneakers? They are similar
William St. Clair said on 9/Jan/17
Tom has a liking for tall ladies. That's why many think he's short. The fact he was cast opposite a very tall Val Kilmer in Top Gun didn't help. Look at him in The Last Samurai. He dwarfs all other Japanese actors except Watanabe.
He is much taller than people assume. My guess, 5'9 for Cruise.
Danimal said on 8/Jan/17
Editor Rob: blink, I've just not seen enough to suggest he was only 5ft 7, even the visitor average is still above 5ft 7!

Hate to say it, but I don't think you want to see it Rob. If you look, you will see. There is PLENTY. He was the same height as Glenn for starters in their pic together.
Editor Rob: from what I remember, he was barely above the hairline of Tom and Tom's hairline is no less than 4cm.
Danimal said on 8/Jan/17
Behind the scenes pic of 5'10" Kevin Bacon towering (about 4") Tom Cruise on the set of A Few Good Men and Cruise looks about the same height as Demi Moore in the same pic (remember this is BEHIND THE SCENES): Click Here

A scene from the same movie with Kevin not standing fully straight having about 3" on Cruise (top of their heads): Click Here

Cruise was always under 5'7" BAREFOOT.
Parker said on 7/Jan/17
MsCelebheight said on 6/Jan/17
He isn't 5'9 or 5'8 he's way shorter.

Anybody can write he's 5'3-5'5 on the internet without proof. Post a pic where he even looks under 5'6, you can't because there isn't any.

There's dozens of pics with a self proclaimed 5'11 Beckham on the net. Tom looks 3-4 inches shorter. He's minimum 5'7, max 5'8.

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He's getting 2 inches from this footwear against a 6' in shoes DeCaprio
Click Here

Tom looks 5'9-5'10 in his footwear. Tom is a strong 5'7 at minimum, could be 173. 171-173.
MsCelebheight said on 6/Jan/17
He isn't 5'9 or 5'8 he's way shorter
blink said on 5/Jan/17
Hi Rob i want to ask you about a downgrade for Tom Cruise seriously i dont see him more than a flat 5ft7 even in his prime.What do you think?
Editor Rob: blink, I've just not seen enough to suggest he was only 5ft 7, even the visitor average is still above 5ft 7!
MJKoP said on 5/Jan/17
james said on 3/Jan/17
Tom is 5ft3 to 4 and half he wears height increaseing shoes boots which makes him around 5ft8


Oh, dear God, no...
MDV said on 4/Jan/17
Rob why on google Tom is billed at the same height as David Spade who looks very very short?
Who decides the heights on google?
Editor Rob: yes of course I know, Their Top Employee.
james said on 3/Jan/17
Tom is 5ft3 to 4 and half he wears height increaseing shoes boots which makes him around 5ft8
james said on 3/Jan/17
Tom is 5ft3 to 4 and half he wears height increaseing shoes boots which makes him around 5ft8
Pierre said on 2/Jan/17
Imo you can forget 5"8' for Cameron Diaz who is looking shorter than Gwyneth Paltrow(who is looking the same height as listed 5"8' James Corden)
Pete said on 31/Dec/16
170 cm is good for TC. 171 cm is max. Remember how he looked next to James Corden and take a look at these pictures (many pics on the site) with Cameron Diaz and Olga Kurylenko, both listed 173 cm here. With Olga Tom has thicker boots, not much, maybe getting 1-2 cm. Same with Cameron, maybe he has even thicker boots. And next to TC Cameron and Olga are not standing straight, they are looking down, trying not to look taller than him. If he really is 172 cm, he should look taller next to them.

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Nova176 said on 30/Dec/16
IDK who the woman is who said he was taller than 172, but she's listed on google as 5ft7. I'm almost entirely sure she's been on this page and made the deduction later. Not to say she didnt see tom or stood next to him, but her saying he;s a smudge taller than 172 seems off to me. Tom's chances of being 5ft8 barefoot is already very unlikely and the chance of her knowing her height to the quarter inch also unlikely.

Anyway hes a great actor and likely somewhere between 171-172. The James Corden video destroys any chance of Tom being above 172 imo
Nova176 said on 30/Dec/16
Arch, that movie was filmed in 1980, about 36 years ago when Tom cruise was only 18-19ish. It is possible that he was 5ft7 in that film and grew a half inch after 19
andre said on 29/Dec/16
tom is 5ft 7.75 barefoot in his dreams 5ft6 at night barefoot
Arch Stanton said on 26/Dec/16
Rob, see 1 hr 29:37 Click Here, does Sean Penn only look 0.25 taller? Cruise looks nearer 5 ft 7 there.
Editor Rob: I would have put Tom roughly 5ft 7.5 in that film.
Nik said on 22/Dec/16
Tom Cruise is 5'7" ... And change.
Nik said on 22/Dec/16
Tom Cruise dosen't look as tall as 5'8" to me in these photos above.
Nik said on 22/Dec/16
Let's just say he is 5'7.5" and leave it at that.
Shredder said on 22/Dec/16
Been saying that , just give him 5'8 and we can all be happy , ha ha ha.
Andy said on 20/Dec/16
Let's just say he's 5ft 8 and leave it at that!
SW said on 18/Dec/16
Small but rich
miko said on 16/Dec/16
If Tom lives until he's 80 then maybe he will be the 5'6 that some think he is.
MJKoP said on 15/Dec/16
*ever
Alex said on 15/Dec/16
Tom Cruise is 5'8 with the upper shoes without shoes he is 5'7 .
MJKoP said on 12/Dec/16
mande2013 said on 12/Dec/16
He's not taller than Rob's current listing people. That's a fact. Just see him with Matthew McConaughey and Bill Hader at the red carpet event where he had a purple sweater on.


Oh, so you measured him with a stadiometer? Tell me more; what's he like in person? Did the subject of Scientology every come up??
Will said on 12/Dec/16
Tom Cruise seemed a decent 5'8" to me.
mande2013 said on 12/Dec/16
He's not taller than Rob's current listing people. That's a fact. Just see him with Matthew McConaughey and Bill Hader at the red carpet event where he had a purple sweater on.
james said on 11/Dec/16
Tom is 5'7 with REGULAR shoes on case closed ..I've watched "a few good men" and 5'9 Jack Nicholson was 2 inches taller them Tom
MJKoP said on 10/Dec/16
Man, that Al Roker-looking guy(Shaun Wallace) has likely never seen a Tom Cruise movie in his life.
Editor Rob: Adam, I thought he was just trolling, but I think the guy is deadly serious with his belief 🙄
Johnson said on 8/Dec/16
@Nev James Corden is 175 cm tall. Look the video of him with Gwyneth Paltrow 175-176. Cruise is 173.5 barefoot
Will said on 8/Dec/16
Tom isn't a full 5'8". More like 5'7 1/2". He is for sure below average height than ever. Since the average is 5'9" right now in America.
Blake said on 7/Dec/16
Just a bit unfair on him...Click Here
Editor Rob: well worth watching to show how far the myth about Cruise can spread.

5ft 4 at most lol.
Shredder said on 7/Dec/16
Tom Honestly looks about 5'8 to me in his prime.
Chad said on 7/Dec/16
Tom's one of the biggest lift wearers in Hollywood history. He can look as short as 5 foot 7 without his lifts or as tall as 5 foot 10 depending on what size lifts or giant heels he's wearing on a particular day.
Scott said on 4/Dec/16
I do believe he is a legit 5'7'' to 5'7.25'' evening and a solid 5'8'' out of bed. Can't see him shorter or taller, unless he has some major lifts.
Dmeyer said on 3/Dec/16
If you look well at all pics of cruise And dicaprio who is 181cm there looks to be 6cm so 175cm for cruise , his shoes heels And lifts should give near 5cm leos shoes looks under 1in like solid 2cm so cruise could have 2,5-3cm shoes so that brings him to 172cm so even today hé isnt as low as 170-1cm but more 171,5-2cm
Giacomo Quaresima said on 3/Dec/16
5'7.5"
5'8" peak
Giacomo Quaresima said on 3/Dec/16
5'7.5"
(5'8" peak)
Nev said on 2/Dec/16
On the James Corden (5'8")show Tom was a fraction shorter than James but had noticeably larger footwear giving him an extra inch. Tom cannot be any taller than 5'7".
Christian said on 2/Dec/16
Seeing Tom next to Dicaprio he looks 5'9'5 - 5'9'75 but I agree with Rob about 172 cm although he could actually have been a full 5'8'' when he was younger.
Dmeyer said on 30/Nov/16
Cruise is near 5 ft9,5 shoes And dicaprio an easy 6cm taller at around 6 ft shoes on , rob is right about 2in from those shoes 1,4in heels plus 1,25in lifts with thin front 2in
Parker said on 30/Nov/16
@Johan

Spot on. He's reaching 5'10 against 6' in shoes DiCaprio
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Those shoes are giving him a max 2.5 inches.
Editor Rob: they'd give a maximum of 2 inches those shoes, that's if it has a 1.25 inch lift (which might give almost 1 full inch of height).
Johan said on 29/Nov/16
Some people have no idea about lifts or elevator shoes and how much you gain. Tom has for sure worn lifts in big boots but alot of the time his footwear is pretty normal but on the thicker side ( 3.5cm).

I mean just take a look at this page. The women above are all 5'8" + with minimum 3 inch heels so hitting 5'11" at least. Do the math, he isn't 5'6"..

The lowest he could be is 5'7" all things considered but he can pull off looking 5'8" at times with normal footwear.

His lifts let him pass for 5'9" legit he gets to 5'10" in those.
Sam said on 28/Nov/16
171cm, not exactly tiny, but below average definitely, doesn't always give that impression though because of lifts.
Dan said on 27/Nov/16
@Mande, my point precisely and the one I've been saying for years since the beginning is that Tom has never ever looked 176 on red carpet. The few times were he somehow appears close to that is through the magic of camera angles, off-camera podiums or have his co-stars stand in a hole. The most he can ever be is a tiny bit above 5-6 and a half, but if I were to bet I'd say he's closer to 5-5.5. 5-7 or any fantasy estimate above that mark, I just don't see it even if I put on my Mr. Magoo spectacles.
What's wrong with you people? It's obvious he IS a tiny man. The truth is staring you in the eyes yet you refuse to see it. You equate being short as something akin to a disease. And that ladies and gentleman is the problem. He is tiny but in no way does that make him a river monster. Though I admit, he is quite a yummi catch.
Johnson said on 26/Nov/16
Tom Cruise barefoot is 173.5 cm tall
hijopotamus said on 26/Nov/16
Paul Newman was taller than Cruise on lifts plus huge hair and perfect posture, whatever legend Newman height was...
Johnson said on 26/Nov/16
A little myth the lifts... he is 173.5 cm and he likes some heeled shoes. That's it
Pierre said on 25/Nov/16
imo he never look 5"10' in shoes ,max max 5"9', so 5"8' range or just under barefoot is very unlikely imo.More 5"6' barefoot imo.
hm said on 25/Nov/16
he is 5'7
Shredder said on 25/Nov/16
I'm fine with 5'8 for him , he is for sure under 5'9 , but 5'7 and under is really downgrading.
mande2013 said on 24/Nov/16
@ Dan: You do realize if Tom were only 1m66 barefoot he'd need a boost of well over 10 cms to appear average height on the red carpet. That seems like a rather tall order to me. I think Rob's being generous here frankly, but not that generous. 5'7.25 is arguable for Tom I think. He looked a legit 5'7 in boat shoes in Risky Business but not 5'8.
mande2013 said on 24/Nov/16
Just to be fair to people who think he's under 5'7, I do think Rob is taking TC's penchant for lift wearing into account with this listing. Otherwise, he'd have him at 174/175
TJ said on 24/Nov/16
Chris said on 22/Oct/16
"if Emilo Estevez is 5 4.5 ft according to this site
Tom is the same height
If you look at early part of his career before giant 4 - 5 inch lifts
He was same height as Emilio in the Outsiders"


Really? Do Tom and Emilio look the same height in this photo?
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Or this one?
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Note Emilio's heels, which he was very likely wearing in the above photo too. Of course Tom was taller.
Will said on 24/Nov/16
For those people who say that Tom Cruise is 5'9", this is definitely a shoe lift height. I will put Tom at 5'8" for now.
MJKoP said on 24/Nov/16
You should add that quote and story to the top, Rob. He's at least 5'8". And here come all the Julienne Davis is a liar/mistaken about her own height/didn't know Cruise was in lifts/was using his secret levitation powers, etc, etc, etc....excuses.
Editor Rob: yes Adam, it is an interesting quote as someone who actually spent time and was quite precise in her own height claim.

I think 5ft 7.75-8 range is what he could look to many people although there is still an argument that at age 54 and after 10 years which were predominantly action-oriented roles, his joints have taken a hit and he might have lost a wee fraction by now.
Editor Rob said on 23/Nov/16
From an article by Julienne Davis recently, who worked on Eyes Wide Shut:

"Tom was incredibly respectful to me too. I was a nobody at the time - just a jobbing fashion model. He could have treated me like I was irrelevant but he didn't.

'Is he short?' everyone asks. No. Not tall, but not tiny either. One day I ran into him when he had just gotten out of the helicopter at the set that was the stately home in Norfolk (where we shot the ritual scenes with the masks.)

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 3/4. Myth dispelled- he's not 5'2!"
Sam said on 18/Nov/16
Rob if you ever get a chance to meet Tom Cruise you should just wear elevators to balance things out ;)
Dan said on 16/Nov/16
Simple exercise in logic. Just take a look at the lifts he wears in The Color of Money. Despite the Space Elevators, Paul Newman still looks like The Green Giant HoHoHo next to him. 5'6" for Cruise is the strict maximum unless we upgrade Newman to 6'2"...
In The Last Samurai's documentary, there's a scene were he's barefoot and lying on a tatami. He's clearly 10 cm shorter than the tatami. Length of a tatami is 176cm. You guys do the math...
Will said on 14/Nov/16
That is right folks. Tom Cruise is a solid 5'7 1/2" barefoot.
miko said on 13/Nov/16
It's not out of the realms of possibility that he's lost a fraction.

5'7.75 and 5'7.5 today is more than possible. Under 5'7? Maybe in 15 years.
Christian said on 12/Nov/16
I agree with Dmeyer, Peak 5 ft 7,75 now 5 ft 7,5.
Giorgi said on 12/Nov/16
Rob, I bet Tom Cruise has turned you down to take a picture because you're taller haha ;))
Editor Rob: Giorgi, I don't think if Tom was ever going to take a premeditated photo, that he would be wearing low styled shoes ;)
h said on 10/Nov/16
Everything under 5'7 is ridiculous. I say he is 5'7.25. 5'7 before bed but 5'7.25 should fit.
giovannad'arcolesbica said on 8/Nov/16
about 168, no more
S.J.H said on 6/Nov/16
Cruise can look up to 5'9.5 with lifts and 5'11 a good hair. 5'6.75 barefoot is not cruel to the truth barefoot now. Peak 5'7
mande2013 said on 3/Nov/16
What is it with Tom? He always looks taller than advertised on screen, whereas Pacino, Hoffman, Woody Allen, and McAvoy all look the actual height they are and are listed as being on this site whether in movies or on the red carpet.
Peter175 said on 1/Nov/16
Corden could be taller than 5ft8 like Rob, because I remember him looking a bit taller than Zac Efron on a video. Definitely not a weak 5ft8 guy
HonestSlovene said on 1/Nov/16
Anyway his height is pretty irrelevant considering his fame, looks and money!
HonestSlovene said on 1/Nov/16
@GP Exactly. Corden is 5'8.25", Cruise is 5'7.25" and was probably 5'7.5" peak. On his show on the 19th of October 2016 he didn't even edge him out despite wearing chunky insole shoes which make me think his 5'9 claim is in this kind of lifted shoes and Corden is a strong 5'9 in regular shoes.


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GP said on 31/Oct/16
Cruise is clearly shorter than Corden. If you don't look at shoes, you would say he is 171-172, but if you look at the shoes, you can see that Corden is wearing converse type shoes probably giving him the most 2cm. Tom has military style boots on easily 3cm heel and he has most likely lifts considering his history of wearing lifts. I think he uses an inch lift almost always unless at the premiers when he pulls out 2". So make the calculation. If Tom was 172 or 171 then he shouldn't look shorter than Corden.
Johan said on 29/Oct/16
Tom could be 5'7.5" nowadays. He is not getting any younger and alot of physical roles especially in last 10 years.
Pierre said on 29/Oct/16
@Peter175=some celebrities are listed 5"8' and are never 5"8',even just after a very good night.Cameron Diaz a regula
Peter175 said on 28/Oct/16
This is why I've always been skeptical with a near 5ft8 listing for Tom, it's because like with Corden there is always a noticable difference between him and other regular 5ft8 ppl such as Diego Boneta, Kanye west, cameron diaz, Robert downey jr, ect and even with his weak 5ft9 exwife katie holmes. If he is 5ft7.75 I'd wager he hits the mark within a couple mms at most and won't hold up to quite a 5ft8.5 in the morning and could easily dip below it on bad days
Pierre said on 27/Oct/16
Now the question is =is james Corden really 5"8'?
MDV said on 26/Oct/16
Rob the fact that he is listed universally (on google and on video of celebrities height) at 5 ft 7 is because he looks to be taller with his shoes?
I mean some people noted that he is quite short for a male celebrity and Hollywood and he try to look over 5 ft 11 with ridiculous shoes...So as exaggerating they say he is a flat 5 ft 7 inc than his real height ?
Editor Rob: sites just copy other sites data...there's not as much thought put into it.

It's why you have these same sites putting Richard Hammond and Tom Cruise at 5ft 7.
Johno said on 25/Oct/16
His shoe with Corden easily looked ~ 1.3-inches and Corden's around ~ 0.7-inches and Corden to me seemed taller.
josh jeffords said on 25/Oct/16
Tom is a small short guy funny though he is average.. in hollywood all these guys lie most ridiculously.
I think this listing is good as a peak he did look a weak 5 8 most times no more we round up in math right?
Actually came in close too fox who is a very weak 5 9 and way above mark ruf who seems about 5 6. 5.
Hell of an actor once he grew out of his hot shot phase after top gun got old..
Oh yeah and crazy as a loon but thats not super relevent he looks like a buck 50 dude though.
To compare Im 5 8 .5 and 205 strong build and still look much taller around average and 6 ft people.
Pitch_Fork said on 24/Oct/16
Shredder, post pics m8!
Johan said on 24/Oct/16
He was wearing a normal 1 inch shoe with Corden. They mostly looked the same height but there were a few sketches that Tom was taller.

So a slight footwear advantage to Tom but barefoot there wouldn't be really that much in it.
Pete said on 24/Oct/16
Shredder, you said "It seems like he is no more than in the 5 ft 8 range with them". Do you mean with shoes or barefoot?
Leonardo 1.73m said on 24/Oct/16
Rob, he is a lifter and booster, so i should go with 5'7.25-5'7.75
Shredder said on 23/Oct/16
Okay guys , I didn't get to meet him , but Friends of mine did and some even got pics and gave me an estimate. SHOCKER ... It seems like he is no more than in the 5 ft 8 range with them , same as he seems with Corden. In one pic he is struggling to even look 5 ft 9.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Oct/16
Rob, is 5ft7 flat still not up for debate?
Editor Rob: I can't see it personally.
Dmeyer said on 23/Oct/16
Peak 5 ft 7,75 now 5 ft 7,5
Chris said on 22/Oct/16
if Emilo Estevez is 5 4.5 ft according to this site
Tom is the same height
If you look at early part of his career before giant 4 - 5 inch lifts
He was same height as Emilio in the Outsiders
There are plenty of still pics
Also in Risky Business he wears deck shoes with no heels and looks short
Same height as Curtis Armstrong....Booger
He is 5 4 ft tall
Rojina said on 22/Oct/16
Rob can you make a listing for ex-hollyoaks pin-up Danny Mac? His attempt on Strictly tonight was divine..

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Arthur said on 22/Oct/16
@Parker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That shouldn't distract from the fact that he is an excellent and intriguing actor. I loved him in 'Rain Man', though my favourite of his roles was when he played a nice-guy doctor with a cruel-tongued wife who inadvertently lands himself in all kinds of danger while chewing over whether he should get his own back on her!
Nik said on 13/Oct/16
Very close to average for his age at 172 cm and not short for a man in general. Tom cruise will only just be in the smallest 40 percent in the west and he will be very close to average worldwide.
yaniv maor said on 9/Oct/16
im sure he is a 171cm with lifts that makes him 5'9+/175+...im so sure of it
D said on 8/Oct/16
If tom is 1.72 that means he can go up to 1.77 with lifts. So he is not that short. Even at 1.72. I don't see why everybody is attacking him for his height when there are other people shorter than him(celebrity).
Arthur said on 5/Oct/16
@so

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

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

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




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

Cruise has 1 inch- 1.25 inch shoe

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

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

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

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

I just can't spot the .25 inch that Rob can in this case, because Tom Cruice looks like a 5'8 man from everything I've seen of him, in my eyes atleast
Pierre said on 14/Sep/16
Tom Cruise is listed 5"7' in lots of web sites,and generally the lists are generous(it's my opinion).Even if he was 5"5' he's a very beautiful man.
Axl said on 13/Sep/16
IMO Tom is, at most, a solid 5'8''. The least I could see him be is 5' 6.5'' flat. No more, no less.
Blake said on 13/Sep/16
Why does everyone think he is really short?
Canson said on 8/Sep/16
@Willes189: yes everyone looks taller to you. Just like you say I downgrade everyone.
heightchecker34 said on 8/Sep/16
A strong 5'7 guy... no more, no less. One of the most talked about celebrity in terms of height and the whole "Napoleon's Complex". Probably more than Robert Downey Jr and Sly Stallone combined. It is obvious he wears lifts when it suits him, it just depends on the day. There is no doubt, he wears it for movies, and me being Indian and into bollywood, he would fit right in LOL. In fact, I would love a comparison between Shahrukh, Salman, and Tom. Bet it would take a lot of money, just to make them go barefoot haha.
Willes189 said on 8/Sep/16
He looks 5'8 to me
Pete said on 7/Sep/16
Jamie Oliver is 5'10 / 178 cm. With Cruise:Click Here
How much taller he is than TC? Rob, what is your opinion?
Editor Rob: if footwear equal he doesn't look under 5ft 8 there, but I'm not sure if Jamie is in same shoes, or is wearing sneakers.
Dingus said on 5/Sep/16
Rob, any reason for the extra ".75"? I would definitely put him at 5'07.00" even, thats what I've seen him constantly listed as for years. He can seem like a strong 5'07.00" but I've never noticed him being much bigger than that.
Editor Rob: I'd be surprised if he measured 5ft 7 flat, from all I've seen I still think he is nearer 5ft 8 than 7.
Shredder said on 4/Sep/16
Only about 2" or 2.5 under Bacon , where are people getting 4 "?
Colonel Jessup said on 3/Sep/16
Kevin Bacon appears to be substantially taller than Tom Cruise in a Few Good Men. Assuming Bacon's listed height of 5'10" is accurate, why would he appear to be about 4 inches taller than Cruise, if Cruise was actually a hair under 5'8" . Just don't see Cruise being anything taller than 5'7" flat. Maybe a little under that.
sabot said on 3/Sep/16
"HonestSlovene said on 22/Aug/16
@MJKoP People who think Cruise is 5'6.5 or less are just as deluded as people who think he is anything over the current listed height of 5'7.75 and 5'8+. He always looked 5'7-5'8 range, end of story and might be a few fractions less than this listing, but not under 170 cm. "
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That pretty much sums it up.
In those pics where he appears 5'9+ he has strange proportions (short arms and very long legs). Which tell us what?
I think 172 cm is fine for him.
Willes189 said on 1/Sep/16
This listning is a prof of Rob's true height reading skills, Tom is one of the hardest ones to pin down on celebheights, along with Pitt and DiCaprio IMO
HonestSlovene said on 22/Aug/16
@MJKoP People who think Cruise is 5'6.5 or less are just as deluded as people who think he is anything over the current listed height of 5'7.75 and 5'8+. He always looked 5'7-5'8 range, end of story and might be a few fractions less than this listing, but not under 170 cm.
Parker said on 21/Aug/16
A 5'9 Cuise would put Beckham at 6'
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David himself claims 5'11, and next to a self claimed 6' Frank Lampard, looks it.
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5'8 for Tom IMO, or very close to it.
Pete said on 21/Aug/16
@Parker on 14/Aug/16: I actually think Cruise is having same kind of heels than RDJ, but his heels are "invisible". Pictures above with Rosamund Pike and Cameron Diaz, he has shoes with at least 5 cm heels. With Renner he is wearing same kind of shoes. Looks like normal shoes, but when you take a closer look: Click Here
Even in sneakers he has some extra: Click Here
Like truth said on 15/Aug/16, Cruise has smaller frame than Renner. 170 cm for Cruise!
Editor Rob: the white sneakers he was wearing were just the nike air force one, a decent enough 1.2 inch though.
Shredder said on 20/Aug/16
MJKoP , I agree he does look 5'9 " with Renner and would look it with Rob. Yet I'm not sure if he really measures that barefoot , but the biggest point being that it blows away anything as low as 5'6 " or even 5'7".
MJKoP said on 20/Aug/16
Look at Rob with Renner. Now look at Cruise with Renner. If you can't see that Cruise is 5'9", then there's something wrong with you.
truth said on 15/Aug/16
@Parker Not 3 inch lifts but 1 inch lift in 1 inch boots. So he looks 5'9.5 in shoes and edges Renner by 0.5 who is a strong 5'9 in shoes and 5'8.5 barefoot. Cruise is 5'7.5 barefoot and 100% in the 5'7-5'8 zone.
truth said on 15/Aug/16
@Mande2013 No, he definitely has a smaller frame and is at least 1 inch if not 2 inches shorter than him.
Mande2013 said on 14/Aug/16
@truth: Am I blind, or is it quite obvious that TC has a noticeably smaller frame than Renner when we see them side by side in tight fitting T-shirts?
Parker said on 14/Aug/16
@Truth

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

No? I found it within a few seconds.

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

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

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Renner in Red scarf with back towards the camera
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Renner clearly the bigger guy? Judge for yourselves

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