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Tom Cruise 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 which target his 'apparent' lack of height, even going so far as to claim Tom is seeking advice over a quarter inch loss that is making him look shorter. Tom's height is regularly listed as being 5ft 7, although back in the 1980's he was actually being described as an average 5ft 8/9 and in 1988 he said himself: "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.

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

Richard Harris seemingly thought the opposite, saying: "Tom Cruise is a midget and he has eight bodyguards, all 6ft 10in, which makes him even more diminutive. It's an absolute joke. Actors are unimportant.". There is never-ending speculation as to whether he wears lifts or elevated boots, even some magazines falsely crediting an innocuous pair of Air Force One sneakers as some form of thick wedged elevator sneaker.

Tom with 5ft 8-9 Actresses Rosamund Pike, Katie Holmes and Cameron Diaz
Photos by PR Photos
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Connor183 says on 20/Aug/14
@Arch Stanton im not disagreeing with you arch apart from Tom not being just 172cm in sneakers, if over that then maybe 173 could be possible, i really think he's no more than 5ft 7 flat barefeet, if more than 172cm in sneakers then perhaps he's adding some kind of lifts or insoles in the footwear to add more height for him, maybe Cruise is secretly another height crime partner in Gs height crime mafia! but 5ft 9 in boots is plausible.
backfiring says on 20/Aug/14
Hey, Rob! Sorry for the late delay on the site! I drew a line between me and Tom's head and I am 172.1 centimetres tall! I think we are exact in my opinion. So Tom Cruise is definitely over 5'7! Click Here
[Editor Rob: it depends on how the chinese came up with their statue measurement - I know some tussaud's have measured some celebrities but a good chunk of them they have to use the same kind of guesswork we on celebheights are using.]
Arch Stanton says on 20/Aug/14
@ Connor. We can't see what is in his shoes, and he does tend to wear those Chelsea boots a lot like in the Diaz picture which do look as if they might have a lift inside by the raised backs but that is the style of the boot of course. But he does manage to look 5'9" range wearing them. I seriously doubt he'd measure below 5 ft 9 in those boots. Only 172cm in sneakers? No way. Watch Rain Man. That's not a 5'6 or 5'7" flat man next to Dustin Hoffman.
Will says on 19/Aug/14
Tom Cruise is 5'7 1/2"-5'8" rather than 5'7". Enough said by me. Tom is still below average height nevertheless.
John says on 19/Aug/14
I'm 5ft 7in and in the 140-145 lbs range.
I don't feel that short.
The average is 5'9" and in the 175 lbs range.
To says on 18/Aug/14
He's not taller than 5'7.5 barefoot and that's a fact
Angelboy says on 18/Aug/14
5ft 7.75 inche
the shredder says on 18/Aug/14
Rob , how much would you say is between G and him in that pic?
[Editor Rob: as I said years ago, we never can be sure about things like ground, but knowing tom's hairline is at least 1.5-1.6 inches then he can appear nearly 1.5 inches taller, but there always too many unknowns with G.

But didn't G say Cruise didn't have lifts, and we must remember G's best quote: "I can spot Shoe Lifts.even if they're inside the Shoe"

Take those words of wisdom in for a minute.]
As says on 17/Aug/14
How come everyone is downgraded but tom cruise is upgraded he is no more than 5'7 barefoot
Connor183 says on 17/Aug/14
@Arch Stanton i know we cant see the footwear or tiptoeing for that matter, im just assuming they are both on flat feet and same level ground, but in normal shoes i doubt Tom would be 5ft 9, in elevators or lifts maybe but i think he would be more likely 172-173cm in trainers or some kind of boots, i cant see him being over 5ft 7 without shoes, i bet on $1000 when he's barefeet he will measure just 5ft 7.
jamieorr4 says on 17/Aug/14
Ed91 exactly they lie about there height i wish people would understand that
Parker says on 17/Aug/14
Ed91 says on 17/Aug/14
I don't understand how he can be 172cm and listed everywhere at 5'7

5 years ago Rod Stewart was listed everywhere at 5'5 - How can that be.? I'll tell you why Ed, this is a unique site. Sites see a listing elsewhere and just copies it.

Go look at Justin Biebers height on Google and that famous movie database. Why is he listed 5'9 everywhere and only 5'6 here?
Arch Stanton says on 17/Aug/14
Nah Connor, you're underestimating him. He'd measure more than 172cm in shoes. I got a good look at him next to Jeremy Clarkson and Jonathan Ross and estimated he was pulling off 5'9" in footwear in comparison. He can pull off 5 ft 10 in lifts but I've never seen him look over it.
the shredder says on 17/Aug/14
Not being Bias , but I bet anything G is tip toeing or on higher ground. Tom Crushes 5'7 guys like Pena who rob says is taller than G , yet G looks barely shorter.
[Editor Rob: G would never tip toe! That is slanderous :)

Never in a million years, well apart from that one time I caught him trying it with me!

He kept going up on his toes spoiling the photo, I had to nail his bloody feet to the carpet to stop him!
Ed91 says on 17/Aug/14
I don't understand how he can be 172cm and listed everywhere at 5'7 ?
That usually the opposite actors are listed taller than their real height ?
Dan 176cm says on 16/Aug/14
I think Cruise may end up about a flat 5'7 (170 cm) one day, but I think his highest has pretty much been a weak 5'8. So more 5'8ish I guess? Most people here seem to be giving that number.

The guy can look 5'10.5 in lifts.
Parker says on 16/Aug/14
Andrea says on 16/Aug/14
Remember he did look shorter than Lewis Hamilton, who is a measured 171 guy...

How can you judge that from Red carpet pics on uneven ground?
Arch Stanton says on 16/Aug/14
Connor, c'mon, you're going to base your estimate on a photo with G!! Never trust a photo where you can't see footwear or ground level!
Arch Stanton says on 16/Aug/14
"i think Rob is being very generous because of the fact that a lot of people are making fun of his height,"

Uh, no, Rob isn't a charity. Clearly he genuinely thinks he looks 172cm and I think it's perfectly fair. If you see him in Rain Man for instance, I wouldn't bet on a flat 5 ft 7 next to Dustin Hoffman.
[Editor Rob: if you ever see Cruise height change it will be because a measurement has been found for him...or in 20 years time he loses height]
Connor183 says on 16/Aug/14
No need to bite my head off Andrea im not judging him or anything its just my opinion but i doubt they would be on their tiptoes yes even G wouldn't be lol, i think Cruise is 5ft 7 flat but it doesn't mean he is, i could be wrong, im not judging him, i agree with you though Cruise must be 172cm (in shoes) and G must be 5ft 7 or over in shoes too.
Andrea says on 16/Aug/14
Connor, it's better you to stick to your "6' argumentations"... How can you judge Cruise from G's pics? I mean, i don't even try to do it because you can't see footwear, floor, maybe tip toes!!!
Anyway, admitting he's not wearing lifts, just looking at the pics above, he looks no more than 5'7.5 to me! So 5'7 is possible, i wouldn't go under it, though! Remember he did look shorter than Lewis Hamilton, who is a measured 171 guy...
Connor183 says on 16/Aug/14
Cruise i think does look a tad taller than G so Cruise has to be just 5ft 7.
italianoGuy says on 16/Aug/14
Tom cruise is 5ft 7.75 inche (1.72m about 1.73m ) i have the same height 1.72,5 m

Look my picture:

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Ex-Masshole says on 15/Aug/14
5-7 did an audition scene with him and was in movie Taps. Was very nice and we hit it off because I wrestled as well although at a much higher level than he. His mum was a bit of a smotherer.
Connor183 says on 15/Aug/14
Rob do you have a pic of Cruise and G?, send me a link if you have a pic im betting on my money that Cruise is not 5ft 7.75 barefeet.
[Editor Rob: ah, the old G photo, bear in mind nothing was certain (floor or G/Tom footwear, tip toes)...Click Here ]
L says on 15/Aug/14
The guy is not over 5'7.5
MrFish says on 15/Aug/14
I've asked G, he's said that Cruise seems about an inch taller than him, which would fit this listing.
Connor183 says on 15/Aug/14
Tom is not almost 5ft 8, in shoes maybe but barefeet i bet he is just 5ft 7, he doesn't look like a weak 5ft 8 guy no way, to me he looks a good 5ft 7, i think Rob is being very generous because of the fact that a lot of people are making fun of his height, i think if him and Glenn ever met they would look close in height as Glenn is 5ft 6.75 (NOT 5ft 8) Tom 5ft 7 it would be very close, G would be a fraction shorter.
[Editor Rob: big G met Cruise]
Somebody says on 14/Aug/14
Ok, now it is official ... Dmeyer is a PR guy from brad pitt.
It is ridiciulous to say tom cruise is in major lifts while you call shoes that are worn by brad pitt which give an easy extra inch more than cruise's shoes in that pic as "normal cubans" ... you really must be kidding
the shredder says on 14/Aug/14
Basing height on body frames are pointless.
Dmeyer says on 13/Aug/14
Parker they arent huge but are defenetly costum made 1in iutside Heel 1-1.5 in inside they must give 1.75-2in near 1in over Stiller
truth says on 13/Aug/14
I think 5ft7.5 or 171-172cm is spot on.
jamieorr4 says on 13/Aug/14
zeus and Spirit Level look at his bodyframe thats not how a legit 5ft8 built looks like look at rob bodyframe its what a legit 5ft8 guy looks like i think tom is between 5ft6 5ft7
Height Lawyer says on 13/Aug/14
"the shredder"; I told you to get a brain from the wizard of oz, and when you do, you will realise that Tom Cruise is 5'6.5- 5'7" maximum.
jamieorr4 says on 13/Aug/14
Parker i couldn't see properly i see now they are not
the shredder says on 13/Aug/14
5'5 is trolling , btw Rob is a better judge than you guys , he knows under 5'7 is Bull.
Spirit Level says on 12/Aug/14
5' 7.5" is my estimate. He looks this with regular footwear. But with height enhancing footwear, he looks 5' 9" to me.
Spirit Level says on 12/Aug/14
Anyone who thinks that Cruise is only 5' 7" flat or shorter, look at Michael Owen's page - who is also listed at 172 cm. Look at how short Owen looks next to (5' 9") Wayne Rooney.

Owen is 5' 7" maximum in my opinion, not 172 cm. My point being, that Cruise never looks that short! Tom Cruise is not as low as 5' 7" flat.
zeus says on 12/Aug/14
171-172, maybe a weak 5'8, he has a very good posture
Parker says on 12/Aug/14
jamieorr4 says on 11/Aug/14
Parker these lifts look huge

Really? You think these shoes look huge?
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ok, each to their own.
anon says on 11/Aug/14
Tom is 5 foot 5 at the most. He wears shoe lifts and he's still short.
How says on 11/Aug/14
This listing is ridiculous he's no more than 5'7
jamieorr4 says on 11/Aug/14
Parker these lifts look huge
Parker says on 11/Aug/14 says on 11/Aug/14
i totally agree with you jeremy. he is this height in lifts

Wrong - Standing at least 5'9 here next to 5'6 Ben Stiller.
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Amaze says on 11/Aug/14
Rob i reckon you'd edge tom out by an inch
Me too. I reckon he is 170 barefoot and 172 in shoes. 1cm taller than bieber says on 11/Aug/14
i totally agree with you jeremy. he is this height in lifts
Jack J says on 10/Aug/14
'the shredder'; please get a brain from the wizard of oz. Tom Cruise wears something called 'LIFTS'. Cruise is 5'6.5"- 5'7" max, and when he wears lifts he still looks no where near 5'10".
jamieorr4 says on 10/Aug/14
jeremy i have aways said about his body frame is definitely to small to be over 5ft7 imo but he probably is in the 5ft6 range and also rob has a bigger body frame imo
mr 5'7 says on 10/Aug/14
Below average height above average acting skills, people are to obsessed with height.
Albert Einstein was only 5'9. I am 5'7 Happy with my height, who cares height is just another way to judge people now. Singling people out height,color looks things that are out of most people control are used against them. No advanced life form will probably never deal with us till the world can work together as one world seem like no one cares who gets singled out as long as there in the majority its ok
mr 5'7 says on 10/Aug/14
Below average height above average acting skills, people are to obsessed with height.
Albert Einstein was only 5'9. I am 5'7 Happy with my height, who cares height is just another way to judge people now. Singling people out height,color looks things that are out of most people control are used against them. No advanced life form will probably never deal with us till the world can work together as one world seem like no one
jeremy says on 10/Aug/14
Look at his body frame! How is he 5'7. Rob, this is totally wrong. Your not correct on a lot of your listings but this one is really bad. He is a lift wearer, elevators in fact. You could tell by his tiny arms and torso. He is this height with his lifts. The man isn't more than 5'6(most likely under), I would've guessed
you'd be smarter than to put him at 5'7 because he looks really short with lifts on. If a 5'7 guy wore
lifts, he wouldn't look as noticeably short as Tom does. Just look at how his body proportions are.
Someone has to agree with me I mean come on!
[Editor Rob: none of us can say a listing is correct or incorrect. A person who measures a celebrity properly will be in the best position, unfortunately we don't have access to these people.]
Nance says on 10/Aug/14
If those 3 actresses are each 5ft 8-9 in. and each are wearing 3-4 inch heels, then Tom must be at least 5'9"
jamieorr4 says on 9/Aug/14
john just my opinion i live in uk anyway
Lillo thomas says on 9/Aug/14
Meh . 6'1 -6'2 is the start of legit tall range in the USA.
John says on 9/Aug/14
Only around 15% of American men are 6ft and over.
6ft is the start of tall.
68% are between 5ft 7in and 5ft 11in.
George says on 8/Aug/14
5'7 and 1/4 doubt he's taller than that
jamieorr4 says on 8/Aug/14
John imo 6ft1 is the start of tall
John says on 8/Aug/14
Under 5'5" - very short
5'5" - short
5'6" - short
5'7" - below average
5'8" - Lower end of average
5'9" - Average
5'10" - Average
5'11" - Upper end of average
6'0" - Tall
6'1" - Tall
6'2" - Tall
6'3" - Lower end of very tall
6'4" - Very Tall
6'5" - Very Tall
6'6" - Very Tall
6'7" - Lower end of Gigantism
Parker says on 8/Aug/14
Jake says on 1/Aug/14 he also looked 5'7 in rain man before he started wearing lifts

If he looked 5'7 in Rain man, that would put Hoffman at 5'3.
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I says on 7/Aug/14
5'7 most I can see him at is 5'7.5
the shredder says on 6/Aug/14
Rob's listing is perfect , he is not a flat 5'7 in my opinion.
aldo 93 says on 6/Aug/14
ad say he is a week 5 ft 6
lol93 says on 6/Aug/14
See how tall justin bieber appears with his small lifts and you will get your answer how tall Tom is,I remember posting barefoot pictures with him and Kate having significant difference ,Tom 168-169 for tom with his big lifts
jamieorr4 says on 6/Aug/14
stan yes i agree with you but its robs own it and its just his opinion
stan says on 6/Aug/14
Rob i think this listing is a bit generous, barefoot i'd put him at 5ft7 for the most.
the shredder says on 5/Aug/14
Maybe in Top Gun it was a camera but I don't think it would add inches , Pena is 5'7 .
jamieorr4 says on 3/Aug/14
the shredder with Anthony Edward it probably was a camera trick and Pena is probably not a legit 57 guy and was tom in lifts with Pena?
tuite says on 3/Aug/14
can you guys explain that, Tom with nicole year probably 2000-2001 she´s without heels he is on elevators i asumme that, they look like identical and even tom look taller by 1 or 2 cent, and nicole´s height here is about 5´11, how the hell a guy under 5´7 or 5´7 could be 5´11 even in lifts, my opinion is she probably is not a 5´11 girl more a 5´10 and he probably is 5´8
Connor 183cm says on 3/Aug/14
Rob it would be great for Tom and Glenn to have a pic together for height comparison.
the shredder says on 3/Aug/14
for the people that think under 5'7 , how do you explain him pulling off 5'8 , 9 " barefoot " with Anthony Edwards , 2 inches over 5'7 Pena ?
Jim says on 2/Aug/14
No way this guy is almost 5'8
Dmeyer says on 2/Aug/14
In lifts cruise looks no more than a 5'8.75-9.25 cruise is 5' 7.5-7.75 not 5'8 or 5'7
Jake says on 1/Aug/14
Surprised by this listing he is 5'7 barefoot no more, he also looked 5'7 in rain man before he started wearing lifts
Parker says on 30/Jul/14
jamieorr4 says on 30/Jul/14
Parker do you actually know about body frame and lets be honest famous people do lie about there height

Like you, I'm not an expert on body frame,but I can see Cruise is more than an inch taller than Stiller, and Stiller is listed 5'6.5 on this site.

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jamieorr4 says on 30/Jul/14
Parker do you actually know about body frame and lets be honest famous people do lie about there height
Heylo says on 30/Jul/14
He looked 5'10 next to 5'9 Philip Hoffman in Magnolia.. Which is weird. And Tom Cruise feet/shoes didn't look weird at all...
Parker says on 29/Jul/14
If Cruise is a flat 5'7 Robs going to have to change a lot of heights on here
Stiller,Pena,MJF will all need to be dropped and inch or two.
jamieorr4 says on 29/Jul/14
robert exactly they wouldn't this is why i think he is between 56 or 57, 57.75 is below average but not short
jamieorr4 says on 29/Jul/14
Connor 183cm i think even 56 is possible
robert says on 28/Jul/14
if hes 5ft7.75 at his lowest i have no idea why people refur to him as a typical short man when they think of someone short hes bottom average
Connor 183cm says on 28/Jul/14
Jack J says on 28/Jul/14
'shredder'; go back to the planet of the apes!!!!
Tom is 5'6.5"- 5'7" max and all te photos of him prove this fact, backed up with all the scientific evidence gathered.

You and me share the same opinion, Cruise has got to be 5ft 7 flat or near it, no way he's almost 5ft 8.
jamieorr4 says on 28/Jul/14
Jack J i would say because of built he looks between 56 or 57
Jack J says on 28/Jul/14
'shredder'; go back to the planet of the apes!!!!
Tom is 5'6.5"- 5'7" max and all te photos of him prove this fact, backed up with all the scientific evidence gathered.
Connor 183cm says on 27/Jul/14
Rob i dont see Cruise being over 5ft 7, in shoes maybe, but barefeet? nah, he just looks 5ft 7 flat to me, i bet if Cruise and G met in person G would be close in height apart from he would be a fraction shorter but it depends what footwear G will wear, he'd probably put on lifts to take him up to 5ft 9-10!...again.
jamieorr4 says on 27/Jul/14
Giulio your right tom is actually a very lucky man just think how many people would love to rich and famous and the news said that 80% of kids want to be famous im 179cm its not tall but still taller than tom but i wish i was rich and famous
jtm says on 27/Jul/14
i think maguire and cruise are both under 5'7. i remember even G claimed 5'6 flat for maguire and i wouldn't be surprise if he was.
Giulio says on 27/Jul/14
i don t get what s the big deal with his height, i mean 5'7 isn t even that short, and he has looks, money, fame, movies, poor man s obsessed with height now because of retarded ppl making fun of him
Connor 183cm says on 26/Jul/14
I doubt Cruise is over 5ft 7, to me he just looks like a flat 5ft 7 guy could even be similar height to G, Maguire is either 171-172cm range.
James B says on 26/Jul/14
Rob I wouldn't say cruise has a lot more muscle than you. I mean at 160 lbs he's only 5 pounds heavier than you.
[Editor Rob: I'm holding 154-5 last month just with more leg muscle, but upper body I don't really do much on, Cruise has kept himself in very good shape as he entered 50's.]
Amaze says on 26/Jul/14
In your opinion rob who would edge out who ? Tobey maguire or tom cruise ? Or they the exact same ..
I'm not buying anything other 172. Hes a near 5'8 guy thats a strong 5'7. 5'8 outta bed foshure.
[Editor Rob: it's tough to say, I don't know if I'd place a bet on it, might be too close. ]
John says on 25/Jul/14
Rob, what percentage of men are in the 1.70m - 1.80m range?
[Editor Rob: would need to sit down and have a good look at that]
jamieorr4 says on 25/Jul/14
Tyler how can he be 57? when your 58 and in sandals he had boots on and was 2 inches shorterthan you in boots you make it sound like hes in the 54 or 55 range
Tyler says on 25/Jul/14
This guy is 5'7 barefoot no more I met him in Cali I was wearing sandals he had on some boots I'm 5'8 and he was 1.5-2 inches shorter than me
the shredder says on 25/Jul/14
Body wize Tom has a longer neck than Rob and small head , short legs and average arms , average or long torso. Rob and Tom have a totally different built but that does not mean that can not be the same if measured.

Tom just is not the under 5'7 that some want , He looks a lot taller than I would with taller men
the shredder says on 25/Jul/14
Tom has to be 5'7 , at least , maybe even taller , all of this 5'6.5 max crap is , well , crap. He is not my height , I can get to 130 lbs with a 6 pack and full posture and still not look as tall as Tom does barefoot with a 6'1 , 6'2 guy like anthony Edwards.
fsd says on 24/Jul/14
stefff says on 23/Jul/14 :"The 5'7" - 5'8" range is always interesting on this website, because it's borderline short. So celebs of that height try to make it seem like they're 5'9" - 5'10", which is average, while on the other hand the commentators on this website try to downsize them to 5'6" or below, which is already quite short."(stefff 5'7 - 5'8 is a tricky range and commentators usally downgrade celeb's that claim they're 5'7-5'8 ft because they apply the 2 inch rule in holloywood on celeb's which in most cases is right ) cause you can add one inch noone will notice and add another inch with heeled shoes or lifts or whatever
jamieorr4 says on 24/Jul/14
rob i didn't mean muscle i ment the way the body frame looks in height
[Editor Rob: frame wise, I think I know what you mean]
jamieorr4 says on 24/Jul/14
Adamz 58 is below average but not short, short is 57 Kimbo5555 is right he is between 56 and 57 because his built is too small to be 172cm and rob is a legit 58 guy and imo rob has a bigger built than cruise
[Editor Rob: at the moment I am now sitting 155 pounds, but Cruise looks to have much more muscle than me...]
John says on 23/Jul/14
How much height do you usually lose in a day Rob?
I normally lose 1-2cm.
[Editor Rob: 1.6-1.7 typically]
spiky says on 23/Jul/14
i used to have the idea he's like at least 5'9" but it seems he's 5'775
stefff says on 23/Jul/14
The 5'7" - 5'8" range is always interesting on this website, because it's borderline short. So celebs of that height try to make it seem like they're 5'9" - 5'10", which is average, while on the other hand the commentators on this website try to downsize them to 5'6" or below, which is already quite short.
Kimbo5555 says on 23/Jul/14
5'7 flat no more
Dmeyer says on 22/Jul/14
Thaugh with both in similar posture he can look 3cm shorter only when she is in 3in flat type he has easy 2-2.25 in 5'7.5 is possible
Dmeyer says on 22/Jul/14
Diaz is no more than solid 181cm shoes on since those dont give over 3.25in cruise looks Max 5'9.5 shoes with shoes that give not léss than 2.25in in those shots he could look 5'7-7.25 , he should measure 5'10 with those on they defenetly have lifts ,
Joe says on 21/Jul/14
I can't see this guy any taller than 5'7.5
Yaboo says on 20/Jul/14
I think he can be only about 5'6.5" or 169 cm.
Realist says on 19/Jul/14
@John: Your first comment i am sure 99.999999 % true for US and most European countries, but on ur second comment, i think 171 5'7.25 is still possible for Tom, but u may be very well right.
Adamz says on 18/Jul/14
172,5 guy: nice pic... do u think 173/4cm is short?
sophia says on 17/Jul/14
I just want to say that women can wear high heel,so man can wear elevator shoes,everyone has the pursuit of beauty
John says on 17/Jul/14
Tom Cruise - 5'7", 160lbs, 32" waist, 29-30" leg, US 8-9 shoe.
John says on 17/Jul/14
I would say Mr Average is 5'10", 180lbs, 34" waist, 31" leg and US 10 shoe.
Robby D says on 16/Jul/14
jamieorr4 He may have hidden insoles but I think it is more likely that his shoes are made elevated. If you put a substantial elevated insole in an ordinary shoe you could find that it would push the sole of the back of your foot up so far that you could be slipping out of the shoe, which is why an elevated shoe can be made with a flat heel but the back must be high enough to raise the rear of your foot and still keep it safely in the shoe. When people wear them you can see their posture is kind of perched forward slightly. The photo of Cruise with Cameron Diaz shows me quite clearly that the shoes Cruise is wearing are elevated.
jamieorr4 says on 16/Jul/14
Robby D don't forget he could have hidden insole inside his shoes you don't know whats inside his shoes
the shredder says on 16/Jul/14
Rob , do you believe the story about him losing a 1/4 of an inch?
[Editor Rob: these small fractions are really hard for to really detect unless they have measured themselves a lot in their 20's and knew about shrinkage during the day. It is a good possibility that at 50 many men whose body has taken a good few hits through work (like Tom) could have lost a fraction, even though they are much fitter and healthier than your average joe.

A real loss is possible, but so is an erroneous measurement, or a different time of day measurement.]
Robby D says on 15/Jul/14
Jon. You can see quite clearly Cruise wears elevated shoes by his posture and the shoe itself. Although a lot of elevator shoes have short to medium heels, you can tell by the height of the back of the shoe that it is elevated. Cruise is never without them. I am surprised someone as observant as Brad has not noticed.
Jon says on 15/Jul/14
@Robby D Tom Cruise never wears lifts from what i can tell. He always appears to be about 5'8 to me, while Bieber often looks less than 5'7 unless he's wearing bieber boots.
tuite says on 15/Jul/14
i can see tom at his absolutly lowest at 5´7 but i think he is really a weak 5´8 he look like tall enougth stand next to cameron diaz in heels who is i dont know 6feet in those heels?
Sean says on 15/Jul/14
It's so interesting that Cruise gets labeled as being so short, everyone thinks he's 5'5" or something. Meanwhile they buy other celebs claims that add 2 inches. I wonder why?
Robby D says on 14/Jul/14
Shawn. I agree with practically everything you say. He probably has received more scrutiny for his height than any celebrity I can recall and I agree that there are plenty of celebs who are shorter than him and receive no scrutiny about their heights, however, this is from the MEDIA. I am talking about this site on celebheights. If you read the comments on this site practically everyone supports him being taller, he receives hardly any flak on here. Now check Beiber's site and he receives no end of flak. When I said Cruise obviously has more fans I meant on celebheights not in general.
Brad says on 14/Jul/14
He is a weak 5' 8". He doesn't wear Bieber Boots or Stallone wedged up monsters.
Shawn says on 13/Jul/14
Robby D, I disagree with your comment that Cruise doesn't receive flack for his height. He's probably received more scrutiny for his height than anyone in the history of celebrity culture, despite the fact that there's plenty of other male celebrities shorter than him (including Bieber). Google "Tom Cruise short" to see how much Tom has been ridiculed for his "shortness" over the years.
Somebody's Problem says on 11/Jul/14
Dude, he's 52, it's absolutely normal for somebody at that age to lose an ich, or even two.
He seemed 5'8".5 (174cm) in the 80's, but now shrinked to 5'7.75.
Nonetheless, I think he's 5'8"
176,2Tunman says on 11/Jul/14
how much would you give to Roxburgh?some sites gave him 5'11 but looks more 5'10 if cruise is only a weak 5'8.
[Editor Rob: Roxburgh can look 5ft 10 range]
jamieorr4 says on 11/Jul/14
RisingForce 58 lol i highly doubt it maybe mark wahlberg but not cruise
RisingForce says on 10/Jul/14
Good pictures with Stiller, Parker. I definitely don't see Cruise getting more than 2" from those, even with a lift. Easily taller than Stiller as always. Stiller is what a solid 5'6" or 5'6" range looks like. Wouldn't surprise me if Cruise is 5'8" flat.
jamieorr4 says on 9/Jul/14
RisingForce to be honest i was only listening to what Laura said
Robby D says on 9/Jul/14
The shoes he wears are always elevated so I see nothing to prove he is over 5'7". I thought he looked 5'6" in the Outsiders. I don't trust those photos taken with the 5'8" and 5'9" female celebrities wearing 4 inch heels either. I believe they were staged to make him look taller than he is. Cruise is no different to Bieber with his attempts to increase his height, however, whereas Beiber receives a lot of flak from posters on here about it, for some reason the majority of posters on this site support Cruise being taller. He obviously has more fans!
RisingForce says on 9/Jul/14
I don't remember Cruise looking OVER 5'9", shredder, but I do think Cruise can look as tall as 5'9" in elevator boots and often between 5'8.5"-5'9" so I have no problem believing Cruise can measure around 5'10" in his biggest shoes making under 5'7.5" unlikely and under 5'7" virtually impossible, imo. jamieorr, he never looks 5'6" and if Cruise does get a 2.5" boost, your math still doesn't add up as shredder pointed out.
Dan says on 9/Jul/14
Rob, I have a question. My mates and I were discussing height today at work. We are all roughly the same height and were curious as to who was the tallest, so we quickly measured ourselves.

Friend A is the same height as me: 175cm. Friend B is slightly taller at 177cm. However, our shoulders sit higher than his, so technically, we are "taller" as our bodies and legs are longer, yet he edges us out by almost an inch because his head is longer than ours.

Strange question I know, but is there a term for such a thing?
[Editor Rob: don't know a term for low shoulders! Ultimately it's the top of the head, but you do have proportions that can fool other people, like head size, eye levels and shoulders.]
Parker says on 9/Jul/14
Here's another height scale. Cruise 5'7, Stiller 5'8.
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It's got Josh Hutcheson same height as Tom. Yeah right.
Parker says on 9/Jul/14
Correct shreds. Ben Stiller is minimum 5'6, 5'7 in his shoes. Cruise is standing close to 5'10 in this picture. 2.5 inch lifts =5'7.5.
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And do Tom's shoes look like 2.5 inches?
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The media 'Tiny Tom', Tom is short, is absolute guff. I even saw a sliding height scale in Hollywood in a newspaper recently with Tom at 5'6 and Stiller at 5'8. Utter nonsense.
the shredder says on 8/Jul/14
5'6 plus 2.5 would have him measure 5'8.5 but look 5'7.5 max . Tom pulls off looking 5'9 or more . Fail.
jamieorr4 says on 6/Jul/14
RisingForce i reckon he is 56 flat and probably does wear 2.5 lifts
RisingForce says on 5/Jul/14
Yeah, Rob, I don't think he's getting 3"+ or anything. More likely 2.25"-2.5" range over barefoot, imo, but it's just obvious to me he's got something in those boots. Probably wouldn't be as obvious except for the fit and length of his jeans, but he is definitely pulling off 5'8.5" minimum.
the shredder says on 4/Jul/14
A lot of other Actors shorter than him. I can make a huge list. I am 5'6 , Cruise would own me.
Mathew says on 1/Jul/14
JD81 says on 30/Jun/14


I have no clue if you're actually a celebrity who is on this site (anyone can claim to be anyone on the internet) but I'd find it interesting if many celebrities know that there are message boards dedicated to figuring out how tall they are. And if so, I'm surprised none have took it upon themselves to try to prove their height. Out of all the names on the site I would think at least a few might do that.
RisingForce says on 1/Jul/14
Rob, can you see why I'm pretty convinced of Cruise wearing lifts/elevator boots at the events I linked with Depp and Bruckheimer then Cameron Diaz?
[Editor Rob: with the black boots they could accomodate an inch of lift and put him into 174cm range.

even in recent films, like jack reacher he holds his height easily against someone like rosamund pike who you would think was barely even 5ft 8 beside tom at times.]
JD81 says on 30/Jun/14
Why is it that people get so dang upset at each other for posting their opinions here? No one here knows what it is like to live with celebrity in their life. You all judge us for our height and not for who we really are. You base who we are on our height? Most of us that are not "average height" do what we have to do to not be ridiculed for something we could not control. It's hard enough having to defend our character, who we really are. Yes we wear lifts if we need to. However I assure you most, if not all of us actors/performers do not want to wear them all the time, because quite frankly, they are not always comfortable to wear on a daily basis, all day long. However we do it all for you. So why would you, the people we are here to entertain, rather berate us for our stature rather than see us for who we really are? Just people like you with the same feelings as you. Can we help it, that the expectations for us to be "larger than life" do not "measure up" to your standards? You call us dwarves, shorties, etc..when you don't ever even find out what a lot of our heights really are. Rob gives you his best guess on me, but I have never met Rob and yet he is 2 inches off his guess at my height. To wrap it up(I hear the music starting up) I would just like to say that's it's all good that you all have a forum to discuss celebrity height, but have fun with it and don't take it so seriously. I don't see the sense in arguing and putting us down and each other down in the process of trying to discover our true heights. Please remember that once you discover how tall we truly are, try discovering who we truly are as people who just happen to be called celebrities. A title that is not as fun as people may think. Happy Monday!
jamieorr4 says on 30/Jun/14
yes i agree Laura i think 56 is right he does wear lifts after all
Laura says on 30/Jun/14
A woman I know worked on the set of the Mission Impossible films in Australia and said to me that Cruise was no taller than her height- 5"6 flat.
Hypado says on 28/Jun/14
Tom Cruise 171/172cm
Bill Paxton 181/182cm

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dmwalker says on 25/Jun/14
He's knee-high to a grasshopper. 5'6" is about right
Brad says on 25/Jun/14
His lifts are stealth...really Area 51 manufactured. He's not a guy you'd call short if you meet him.
Parker says on 24/Jun/14
The Daily Star have now decided he is 5ft 5! Click Here

Yep - The Sun an inch taller at 5' brainwashing
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Editor Rob says on 24/Jun/14
A few years ago on here I joked that the press would try to get him down to an absurd level, well I'm glad to report The Daily Star have now decided he is 5ft 5! Click Here
the shredder says on 23/Jun/14
Rising , what do you give Martin Lawrence?
Parker says on 23/Jun/14
Not great pics but a couple of full body shots Cruise and Beckham.

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RisingForce says on 22/Jun/14
Parker, honestly, if Beckham is 5'11" then Cruise is only looking about 5'7.5" there even before considering posture, but considering Beckham's lean, Tom is only coming across as 5'7" max there. With that said, I'd like to see full body shots or video of those 2 before determining the height difference. That is an example of Cruise looking about 5'7", as he also did with Bruce Willis, Lea Thompson(unless Lea is 5'3.5" which would have Cruise looking 5'7.5" max in comparison) and Tom definitely looked below 5'8" in one of his early movies Losin' It considering how close in height he looked to Shelly Long who wore flats.

With that said, I really doubt Tom is just 5'7". The most I can say is that I'll call 5'7" possible for Tom in the same way that I think 5'10" is possible for Brad Pitt, and by that I mean, that's the lowest I think anyone can even make an argument for, but I'm pretty sold on 5'7.5" to 5'8" range for Cruise. Sometimes I see things that make me think he's more 5'8" and at other times more 5'7.5" flat, but given how he's measured up to people of similar height, the fact that he can pass for 5'8.5" pretty easily and looks like he'd reach 5'10" in his bigger footwear suggests he's not less than 5'7.5", imo. Plus, Tom really doesn't give the impression of someone that short to me. More shortish or low end of average then a legitimately short guy like Ben Stiller, Henry Winkler, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman ect.
RisingForce says on 22/Jun/14
I have to disagree, Rob, I think Cruise has been a pretty obvious lifts/elevator boots a lot of the time, such as these examples.

Click Here Click Here First, check out both the angle of his foot and his knee height compared to Depp who is wearing cowboy boots that should give him about 1.75", yet Cruise definitely seems to have a footwear advantage over him. Tom's tight jeans emphasize how high his knees are and his jeans should be longer, plus, the boots are giving the illusion he's tip-toeing, which you can really see in the first pic. Finally, look how tall Cruise was looking that day in this video. Click Here Bruckheimer should be about 5'8" in shoes and you can see that Cruise looked about 2 inches taller when he stands straight around 1:10, and Martin Lawrence who is listed at 5'7" here strangely looks shorter than Bruckheimer and more than 2 inches shorter than Cruise. Depp should be 5'10.5"-5'11" in cowboy boots and he's not much taller than Tom, certainly no more than an inch and possibly less so all things considered, Tom looked to be standing about 5'10" in those boots, and without lifts, those boots wouldn't give more than 1.5".

Click Here Click Here There are many giveaways here again. One being that his jeans should be longer and the other being that his tight jeans again highlight how high his knees are, they're not much lower than Cameron's and she's in big heels. Plus, if you look at the boot, it has a pretty big heel and a fairly thick front, and considering Cameron should be standing around 5'11" in those heels, Tom looks to be about 5'10" in those boots and those boots wouldn't give 2 inches without lifts.

Cruise has obviously done a better job being subtle than Downey, and I do think he's appeared liftless such as The Tropic Thunder premiere, and I suspect the media exaggerates how much he's bothered by his height, but I do think he's worn some pretty significant elevator boots and lifts pretty frequently and those are two examples where I'm 95% sure, and I'd say he's getting more than a 2" boost from his lifts/elevator boots at both those events.
James B says on 20/Jun/14
Looks 4 inches between cruise and beckham
jamieorr4 says on 19/Jun/14
rob is tom 59 in lifts?
[Editor Rob: I've looked at his footwear a lot, and any lifts he may wear I believe are quite subtle...he's certainly now Downey Junior, but remember a wee half inch lift, good posture and a big smile go a long way to helping him look taller than he might measure.

He will do a good job if he gets to age 60 without losing a 1/4 inch or so]
Voiceless Dental Fricative says on 17/Jun/14
Parker I generally agree with your assessment of Cruise's height, but I actually think the Beckham pic works against the 5'8 claim. Imo thats one of the picture where he looks more 5'7. Based on the perspective of the camera and Becks' leaning I think there looks to be a 4 inch difference between the two.

Cruise can look 5'8… he can look 5'7 as well too.
the shredder says on 17/Jun/14
He is taller than Robin in that old pic. Aghree Short actors are great and can be heros . Tom is on the short side but not that short , me giving him over 5'7 is not a bias , this guy would own me in height .
Chris says on 15/Jun/14
Parker, the reason Tom is so much taller than Stiller in those photos is obvious. Magic shoes. He's clearly wearing his mega 3 inchers. I'd love to see those too bare footed. It would be a vastly different story.
Parker says on 15/Jun/14
Rob has recently dropped Beckham 0.5inch to 5'11 matching his claim in a recent autobiography.

This pic looks spot on for Cruise as listed.

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mande2013 says on 15/Jun/14
As a continuation of my growth therapy, it's also quite possible, however, that certain commercial interests would prevent it from being unveiled if it did exist (i.e. psychiatrists would lose a lot of business).
[Editor Rob: that's the thing...certain discoveries might not suit the interests of certain powerful people or governments.

there is something I read about catch up growth, where some people in 16-18 managed to grow larger amounts than their growth trend might have suggested, like the body managed to reach it's final height, just not in the way expected - whether it was good nutrition or better environment to get the hormones to do it I'm not sure]
mande2013 says on 15/Jun/14
I'm sure there are therapeutic processes the body can undergo to increase its height even if they haven't yet been discovered by the medical community. Granted, someone who's 5'4 may never reach six foot, but if someone falls somewhat short of their corrected mid-parental height, there must be a way to recover it, even if scientists have yet to pinpoint how to manipulate the human body, whether it be some form of growth therapy or what have you. Just like it's taken years to find cures for certain diseases, I'm sure there are ways to increase height, they just need to be scientifically discovered. What do all you posters think? Rob?
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 14/Jun/14
Actually, Elle Fanning has footwear advantage in the photo.

Tom Cruise: 5'9.5"
Elle Fanning: 5'9" (not 5'8")
Dmeyer says on 14/Jun/14
Cruise defenetly has a small lifts as he is just 3cm than Stiller yet he looks 6cm taller looking at shoes he couldnt get more than 2cm advantage plus posture 3+2+ 1cm posture he looks 6cm taller
Realist says on 14/Jun/14
Guys type Robin Williams and Tom Cruise, a Japanese site comes up, looking at it i feel Tom's about 171-171.5. So a strong 5'7, 5'7.5. But not 5'8. 1/4 of an inch is not too much but still its good enough here. Another thing is Robin Williams was never under 5'7 until recently. He looks at least 5'7.25. Rob u have him a cm high. Why dont we just appreciate shorter people can be awesome hero's too. I love this guy and Robin Williams.
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 14/Jun/14
By 6'1.5" Will Smith:

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Tom Cruise is slouching there as his legs look bent. He's 4 inches shorter.
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 14/Jun/14
Elle Fanning might even be a full 5'9" (she appeared real tall for a women without the heels in public and was one inch taller than a waiter that claimed 5'8" when I asked). This would put Tom Cruise at 5'9" as well assuming that it's even footwear (which I think it is).
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM. says on 14/Jun/14
By 5'8" Elle Fanning (I've met her in New York City in a restaurant with her sister Dakota Fanning, and before everybody claims that she's not 5'8", she looked every inch of it as she easily had four inches on Dakota)

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Elle Fanning wears heels, so Tom Cruise is taller than her anything with even footwear.
RisingForce says on 13/Jun/14
Good pictures, Parker. Forget under 5'7", from that series of pictures, it'd be much easier to picture a legit 5'8" than just 5'7". In fact, Cruise can look taller than just 5'8" in some of those pictures, though in general, I find it unlikely that Cruise is over 5'8".
Parker says on 11/Jun/14
Ben Stiller is 5'6. I really don't understand how anyone can think Cruise is shorter than 5'7
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Cruise is 2 inches taller than Stiller. Everyone starts with an inch, so these shoes would have to give Cruise 3 inches to get 2 inches on Stiller
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And please, none of this Stiller is under 5'6 crap to match Tom at 5'7
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Arturo says on 11/Jun/14
You know what's funny to me? I went to my g.p and got my height checked he told me I was 171 then I went to the hospital and they said i was 173 the I went to a nurse and she was I 169 so what the ****? I went from 5,7 to 5,8 yo 5,6??? Anyway tom looks 5,6 IMO and so does Aaron Paul
Jake says on 11/Jun/14
It's sad isn't it Mr. R how superficial our culture is sometimes. A woman can lose weight but its impossible for a man to gain height. It's a struggle for guys sometimes.
KJK says on 11/Jun/14
the shredder says on 7/Jun/14
A legit 5'9 is too big for Tom but 5'8.5 is possible

There is no way Hamilton could be 5'8.5. Shredder, You live in troublesome denial if you think Cruise is even 5'8. Have you forgotten the Hamilton-Cruise pics? Watch this pic for example: Click Here

Now, do you still think Cruise is at least 5'8? Hamilton has been measured at 1.71 m, or a little bit above 5'7. Cruise is around his height and therefore can't be over 5'7.5. We also have to remember that Cruise is a famous lift-wearer while Hamilton isn't. In reality Cruise is somewhere around 5'6.5 - 5'7, just like old Glenn (Btw. Glenn and Cruise were around the same height in on pic).
Mr. R says on 10/Jun/14
Jake, Also the fact that he is a "man's man". A real man must be 6 feet in our culture, and as a movie star, he does not measure up. Besides, he is rich, looks great, marries beautiful women, and has everything else the "perfect man" should have...except height.
steven says on 10/Jun/14
Rob, if Emily Blunt is really 170, as listed here, then what do you think Tom has got in his shoes?
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[Editor Rob: doesn't look thick shoes but with blunt he can look a decent 5ft 8 range guy...of course she could be 169cm]
Brad says on 10/Jun/14
As listed 1 foot away 20 years ago, stop posting on his height. This one is rock solid.
Jake says on 9/Jun/14
Rob, do you think the fact that he's a very popular actor he gets a lot of jokes for his supposed very short stature? Do you think jealousy stems from this?
[Editor Rob: well, I don't think they want to attack Scientology too much (understandable), and since he is below average, his height maybe seems to be the easiest method to joke about, or draw attention too...
jtm says on 8/Jun/14
he was 3 inches shorter than kevin bacon and the shredder thinks bacon is 5'9.
RisingForce says on 8/Jun/14
Parker, I don't disagree with your point, but Cruise looks to be in significant lifts there if you look at his knee height which looks similar to Diaz in heels, the angle of his foot and lower legs. The media is making several problems, though. One, they repeat 5'7" as if it's Cruise's "official height" and he therefor can't be any taller, despite the fact that Cruise claimed 5'9". Then they assume Diaz is 5'9" while she's listed here at 5'8", which is probably more accurate, and they're thinking her heels give 4-5 inches when they probably give closer to 3 inches. Diaz is slouching and bending her knees so she isn't getting the full height boost from her heels, but even though Tom's posture is better, he's not standing at his full height and leaning in for the poses a bit. Anyway, Diaz only looks an inch taller in the first picture and even less in the last, no more than a fraction or a hair taller in that one, so for arguments sake, I'd say she was probably standing about 1.5" taller in their footwear which would put Tom at about 5'9.5" in his boots, maybe a bit over. He's probably getting at least 2" over barefoot height, but 2.5" absolute max, imo. Despite their knee height, if you look at their feet, it doesn't seem plausible that he's getting as much of a boost from his shoes as she is. If the first picture was indicative of the height difference then Cruise could even measure 5'10" in those boots, though I think she's still losing a bit more posture in that picture. Probably a 5'7.5" in boots and lifts. I do see things that make me think he's a legit 5'8" at times, but I'm pretty certain he has lifts there and doesn't quite look as tall as I'd expect a 5'8" guy to in boots and lifts. In general, it's funny how much more reasonable the media was when it came to his height in the 80's and 90's. Tom's lack of height and the size of his lifts are really exaggerated. I doubt Robert Downey Jr. is any taller and his lifts are far more obvious.
RisingForce says on 7/Jun/14
Nah, 5'8.5" is too much as well, imo. There are dead giveaways that Tom wears lifts such as some of the pictures I posted a while back including with Depp and Bruckheimer. He can easily look 5'8.5" and I think 5'9" with lifts and posture, but he'd look taller with his shoes and posture if he was 5'8.5". I doubt he drops to a flat 5'7", but I'd believe that before I'd believe he's 5'8.5" at any time other than the morning, though I think 5'7.5"-5'8" range is the most likely, but a legit 5'8" would be the most I can see.
jamieorr4 says on 7/Jun/14
the shredder lol 5'8.5 is possible sorry but imo anything over 57.5 is a joke sorry no offence im not being mean just my opinion
Parker says on 7/Jun/14
@Realist - Click on the thumb nail pics from a TV show that Cruise and Pena were on several years ago.(especially pic 2) Even if your 5'6.5 is correct for Pena, Cruise looks an easy 5'8 next to him.
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Truth is the media have propogated a myth that Cruise is 5'3, then when they actually see him many can't believe it.
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the shredder says on 7/Jun/14
A legit 5'9 is too big for Tom but 5'8.5 is possible
Realist says on 6/Jun/14
If Michael Pena's photos with Danny Trejo are not edited then Pena is 5'7.75 at least. But i dont think thats true. In the photoshoot Trejo has been made to look smaller. Pena ain't more than 5'6.5. Tom Cruise is a definite 171. I have made up my mind about the two conclusions.
Nance says on 5/Jun/14
The women in these pictures are wearing heels, which gives them 3-5 inches extra height. This would make them 5'11" to 6'. So it looks like if they wore flats they would be shorter than Tom, which would make him closer to 5' 9" which he claims.
Bishop says on 5/Jun/14
5'7.25" or 5'7.5" IMO. I don't think he's as high as 5'7.75".
jamieorr4 says on 5/Jun/14
after seeing edge of tomorrow i think 56 or 57 is possible
Voiceless Dental Fricative says on 2/Jun/14
The Pena pictures are by far the best evidence we have of Tom Cruise's height.

The dude is at LEAST 5'7 flat. Probably closer to 5'8. Not taller than that though.
Mathew says on 2/Jun/14
the shredder says on 2/Jun/14
I bet G was tip toeing or had ground level with tom.


It's hard to say but there Tom was barely edging out G despite his ramrod posture.
the shredder says on 2/Jun/14
I bet G was tip toeing or had ground level with tom.
MJKoP says on 1/Jun/14
PENA actually said he was 5'9" on twitter. I don't think he'd exaggerate by two or more inches. Less than 5'7" for Pena the stuff of fantasy-land. Cruise on the other hand is no doubt taller than Pena. So even in the worst case scenario, I don't think Cruise is under 5'8"
Chaos says on 1/Jun/14
Has Tom been downgraded in height recently on this site? Trying to remember if he was 5'8" last time I checked?
[Editor Rob: he's been stuck on 172 for a good few years]
John says on 1/Jun/14
Most men in the world are between 1.70m and 1.80m - 5ft 7in to 5ft 11in.
Tom Cruise is in the normal range.
What do you think Rob?
[Editor Rob: it is just outwith the average range in UK/US, not by much though.]
whatifu2 says on 31/May/14
I watched Tom Cruise on the Graham Norton show and its obvious that he wears built up shoes as he doesn't stand or move naturally, I love Tom Cruise he's one of Hollywoods greatest actors I just wish he would accept that he's never going to be tall and really who cares, I'm only 5'5 but I've never let it worry me to the extent I used heel's peopley just have to accept you how you are and if they don't like well that's their problem so come on Tom be yourself and be proud of who you are.....
josh b says on 31/May/14
Rob, what with many physical roles over the years and him being over 50 now, what's the likelihood he may have lost a fraction?
[Editor Rob: well, he has a chance of a small fraction, but I think Tom is a guy who has done enough exercise and stretching to prevent loss - remember guys like Tom/Stallone, they won't be wanting to lose height, I can see Tom possibly having inversion boots!]
the shredder says on 30/May/14
Oh cut the Bull , Pena is 168 to match Tom at 5 '7 flat.
[Editor Rob: bad news for G, that turns him to a 167centiman]
JB says on 30/May/14
I agree 5'8.5" guy. 5'7" flat and under is when men become noticeably short. Tom looks in that range. Although I don't agree with the Manlet thing. I hate that word. Short men are short men not "manlets". There's nothing wrong with being short.
Parker says on 30/May/14
Realist says on 29/May/14
@Parker: Have u seen Michael Pena with 5'3.5 Rachel McAdams looks around 2 inches taller max.

I agree it does look about 2 inches different in this pic
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But when you compare their footwear, I would say a 4 inch difference is closer
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Besides, Rob has stood next to Danny Trjo and estimates him at just under 5'6
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Look at Trejo with Pena
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sabot says on 30/May/14
5'8 straight out of the bed. 5'7.5 evening height.
5'8.5'' guy says on 30/May/14
hes a flat 5'7 1.70 m. around 5'7 is when guys start getting the "manlet" look...he definitely has it.
Realist says on 29/May/14
@Parker: Have u seen Michael Pena with 5'3.5 Rachel McAdams looks around 2 inches taller max. Cruise is about 170-171 today, so 172 peak at most. Pena 168.
the shredder says on 29/May/14
Rob met Michael Pena and says he is a good 5 '7 .
Mr. Dingus says on 29/May/14
There are much shorter actors. i don't get the obsession with Tom. He's probably 5'07.50"
jlspencer says on 28/May/14
I saw him a year or so ago in elevator wearing black shoes "boots". I'm 5'7" barefoot, and he was eye to eye with me...his posture is perfect... I was truly shocked at his size
Dmeyer says on 28/May/14
Wouldnt go lower than 171.5cm/5'7.5

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