How tall is Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise's Height

5ft 7.75in (172 cm)

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

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

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

Tom Cruise is short
Tom and Rosamund Pike, Katie Holmes and Cameron Diaz
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Average Guess (156 Votes)
5ft 7.24in
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
john said on 12/Aug/16
I'm not exagerating but this guy was the most bashed celebrity in those years due to his stature, even though he's only 1 inch(if he's really close to 5'8" range) or 2 inches below average height in America. I don't get it, he's not that short, but maybe the fact that he dated taller woman than him matters too.
mande2013 said on 12/Aug/16
Renner looking taller than Tom: Click Here

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

change it rob

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

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

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

Maybe his height is more emphasised by marrying 2 taller women like Nicole and Katie. It then gets picked up on and talked about more.
Mat said on 12/Jun/16
I don't get why Tom Cruise won't adress the issue of his height... Everyne thinks he is 5'7 or less thanks to the media, so why won't he dispell the rumours?
Original said on 11/Jun/16
1.70m.
Jeff said on 10/Jun/16
Rob, if Cruise hadn't dated all those tall women in the past, how tall do you think he could pull off looking in the public eye? I mean, when you look at pics of him with Penelope Cruz in heels, you wouldn't say he's a short guy. IMO, he could have been listed at 5'9-5'10 as his "official" height had he dated shorter women.
Editor Rob: he can pull off looking over 5ft 8 to some people, when he has worn a big boot.
truth said on 10/Jun/16
Hoffman is 5'5, Cruise is 5'7.5".
jj said on 10/Jun/16
all of those women in the above pics are wearing high heels making them seem taller than they are.unfair comparison to tom using these pics.
aymen bns said on 9/Jun/16
thats it he is 172cm . Tom cruise always looked in zone 171-173cm. u cannot tell that he is short
Sam said on 6/Jun/16
If Cruise never dated taller women or was so bothered about heels he'd probably be listed 5'10 knowing Hollywood...
Parker said on 6/Jun/16
@Gio Gvelesiani
For those like myself that have been visiting the site for a long time, we will have seen dozens of Hoffman/Cruise pics.Tom can look anywhere from 2-4 inches taller than Hoffman. I actually see close to 3 inches here
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Close to 4 inches here
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This listing is a good one IMO. Maybe at some point Rob may need to bring him down a squeak - Tom certainly looked no taller than Lewis Hamilton, who in turn looks close to Bieber. All are in 5'7-5'8 range IMO.
andre said on 5/Jun/16
5ft6.5 barefoot look at is movies when we was young he looked only 5ft6.5
Gio Gvelesiani said on 4/Jun/16
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The above link shows Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise standing right next to one another during the oscars with same footwear based on other pictures taken at the same time and I highly doubt tom to be 5ft 7 if Dustin as you stayed is only 165cm tall. I would think Tom more of a 5ft 6 mabey 5ft6 and a half but nothing over 5ft 7 morning height.
Name said on 4/Jun/16
He is not 5'7. My friend who is only 5'7 met him in person & he said he was about 3 or 4 inches shorter than him !
Alxr37 said on 3/Jun/16
Ben stiller isn't 5'7
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 3/Jun/16
171 cm tall
Bright Dawn said on 2/Jun/16
He is 5' 7'' nothing more nothing less
Dmeyer said on 2/Jun/16
0,25in loss at over 50 is very normal even for a fit Guy so 5ft 7,75 peak 5ft 7,5 now
truth said on 1/Jun/16
5'7.5" / 171cm.
Parker said on 31/May/16
@MJKoP

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tom though isn't daft, he's positioned himself on the ground which is likely a little higher than where Depp is standing.
Deadpool said on 11/May/16
Peak:5'7.5(171)
Now:5'7(170)
Hardi said on 11/May/16
Does anybody knows what particular elevators are he wearing or are they some kind of deluxe and handmade?
Editor Rob: I doubt Tom is ordering online from ali express. Would expect custom shoemaker with non disclosure agreement in place...
shannon said on 9/May/16
rob, why are you the only one on internet who thinks he is over 5'7? come on
Editor Rob: I'm sure there's many who believe it...
Height nazi said on 8/May/16
This sounds quite accurate because the lefts he wears doesn't make him any taller than 5'10 and only just a hair from 5'11 and that is stretching it.
6'1 said on 6/May/16
Really? He's always looked more like a flat 5'7 to me? He still has leading man looks so I guess it's only fair
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I guess that Adam Sandler needs an upgrade to 5'9 3/4"-5'10" then?
mande2013 said on 4/May/16
But a 1m68 TC would make Emilio Estevez sub-5'4, which is absurd. Just look at those 'Outsiders' pictures and compare their bodies. Cruise is clearly more than 2 inches taller than Emilio. I'm still in the 1m70 camp for Cruise myself.
mande2013 said on 4/May/16
@LI Jeremy Renner's not 5'10.
Johan said on 4/May/16
Just under 5 ft 8. Most likely 5'9" was a shoe claim but with lifts he really can pass for it. Through the years I have heard various people saying 5ft 10 even ,before the press started hating on him.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Just look at this picture. He even looks to have his elevators on too. 5'7.75 is almost too generous, but I agree he can appear that height somtimes
Pete said on 5/Apr/16
Cruise's first girlfriend Diane Cox says according to Daily Mail "He's not a tall guy". Click Here
You would not say so if he was 5'8 or close 5'9. That is how i see it, so he must be 5'7 max.

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