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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 that seem to target 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 actually being commonly referred to as an average average 5ft 8 or 9, and in 1988 Tom himself was quoted saying: "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 Simpsons 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.


Tom with 5ft 8-9 Actresses Rosamund Pike, Katie Holmes and Cameron Diaz
Photos by PR Photos
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Mathew says on 2/Mar/15
Parker says on 27/Feb/15
hi says on 26/Feb/15
he's 5'7. He dates much taller women and then he wears 3 inch lifts. weird

Strange, I've seen 100's of pics of Cruise,but I've never seen him in 3 inch lifts,unlike RDJ
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Those look like they could be close to 4" to be honest.
Arch Stanton says on 2/Mar/15
5'6.5 is short but "Unbelievably short" would be more sub 5 ft 5 or 4, sorry Pesci :-).
Parker says on 27/Feb/15
hi says on 26/Feb/15
he's 5'7. He dates much taller women and then he wears 3 inch lifts. weird

Strange, I've seen 100's of pics of Cruise,but I've never seen him in 3 inch lifts,unlike RDJ
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Sean5 says on 26/Feb/15
Hi Rob what height difference between the two appears to be in the middle pic with Rosamund Pike?
[Editor Rob: somewhere close to 3 inches is possible, maybe tad under. With Katie it looks quite near 3 aswell, although Katie's heels are less than Rosamund's. Tom's boots not much more than his shoes on the Katie shot.]
hi says on 26/Feb/15
he's 5'7. He dates much taller women and then he wears 3 inch lifts. weird
Shawn says on 26/Feb/15
"nev says on 25/Feb/15
This guy is unbelievably short. 5' 6.5" max."

Get a grip. He's between 5'7"-5'8", and that's not "unbelievably short", there's many men within this height range.

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Go to the link I've posted above... That's unbelievably short.
CD says on 25/Feb/15
Most people lose more than 1/4-1/2 inch between out of bed and night JB. More like 3/4 of an inch.
JB says on 25/Feb/15
At his tallest he might reach 5'7.75" out of bed. By the end of the day he's 5'7.25"-5'7.5"
nev says on 25/Feb/15
This guy is unbelievably short. 5' 6.5" max.
Do bee da boo says on 24/Feb/15
look at the photograph with katie holmes, he stretches hymself as much as he can, yet he looks like a child next to her. Tom should just embrace his shortness
Sam says on 23/Feb/15
I don't get the whole obsession of Cruise only dating taller women. If anything wouldn't that make him less insecure? Most guys would probably find it too off-putting dating a woman taller than them, yet doesn't bother Cruise but he's still the one getting the flack for it and then people assume he must have a napoleon complex. Sounds like the media is more insecure than Tom, otherwise they wouldn't keep bashing him.
miko says on 23/Feb/15
He could be anywhere from 5'7.5 to 5'8.25 depending on the time of the day.

He looks close to 5'8 most of the time. In his biggest lifts he's looked a solid 5'9.5/weak 5'10.
Arch Stanton says on 23/Feb/15
ask 2 says on 21/Feb/15
how different would his career have been if he was 177cm instead of 170cm?

Wouldn't have made any difference. Looks, ability and work ethic mean more than height overall in Hollywood, even if they are to some extent heightist and prefer taller actors. I think Cruise likes to wear shoes which give him decent boost to look nearer average but I also don't think he has this massive complex. There's some stars in the Golden Hollywood era who'd refuse to work with women over a given height and would wear lifts in every film and demand that they were made to look taller on screen. Cruise isn't like that, could certainly not marry a near 5'11 woman if you were a short guy with a complex!
184.3cm says on 23/Feb/15
The reason i think he got so much grief about his height is because he married tall women. He is just under average height but next to women who hit 6'1-6'2 in heels he is diminutive. Rod Stewart had the same problem and he is a solid average height.
[Editor Rob: I think some of it is jealousy, some of it possibly tied to his attachment to his religion but that other factor - his partner's heights - has to play a big role aswell as it becomes an easy angle to use in articles as it is quite visual and rarer to marry taller women.
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Kourosh says on 23/Feb/15
@bobby Joe i no they are not all the times. they are many cases of nurses at clinic measured people by 1 to 2 inches below their actual heights.

My brother is legit 5'11 and he is 5'11.5 fresh out of bed and nurse measured him just under 5'10 which is absurd. I'm 5'9.5 which is under 5'10 and my brother is clearly taller than me.

i measured him with aerosol method ( i put spray on top of his head) then i left mark right under spray and i measured him at 180.3 bang on 5'11 on evening. I remember when i was talking to one of doctors at clinic that said their height measuring instruments are not so trustworthy when i was taking my annual medical checkup.

Tom cruise is no less than 5'7 and no more than 5'8 i believe 5'7.5 is spot on. He is not short guy but weak or below average.
Anon says on 23/Feb/15
@Jeff: M:I2 was in 2000. Cruise is 5'8 or 5'8.5", I reckon.
uhoh says on 22/Feb/15
Ask 2: You question about what if tom was 177cm. The truth is that Tom usually has 9 cm lifts on. If he were 177cm he would appear 2-3cm shorter than he currently is in movies.
random says on 22/Feb/15
he is 5'10", billy connolly said that when he met him, someone made up the lie that he is 5'7" to slander him
Jeff says on 22/Feb/15
@Pete. I don't think Cruise is as height-aware as people want him to be. I've seen tons of pictures of him on set. Never wears lift. And a guy with a height complex wouldn't get married with a 5'11 and 5'9 woman. In addition to that, his female co-stars are almost constantly taller than average. The last average woman he co-starred with was 5'4 Thandie Newton in M:I2 in 2002...
Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" says on 21/Feb/15
Sometimes they can measure you there.
ask 2 says on 21/Feb/15
how different would his career have been if he was 177cm instead of 170cm?
pete says on 21/Feb/15
I think the current listing is right on. He's just knocking on the door of 5'8. What's interesting is that he's pretty close in height to guys like joaquin phoenix or mark wahlberg but he get's a ton of grief about his height in the media and phoenix and wahlberg are able to pass themselves off as more or less average height guys. The difference seems to be the fact that cruise kind of fits into the napoleon complex stereotype (only dating women taller than him, acting crazy or like an egomaniac at times).
Bobby joe says on 21/Feb/15
Lorne, doctor instruments are extremely accurate, so I'm thinking your scale and whatever you used to measure your height are most likely off
Bishop says on 21/Feb/15
Lorne is correct. A hospital once put me down at 5'11" when I'm a legit 6'1". They don't really measure you at times. Cruise looks 171-172 cm to me.
high and low says on 21/Feb/15
Taking the law of averages into account, to be shorter than all three women regardless of heels (because tom's wearing secret heels) means he is shorter than average. My 5'7 friend wears flat shoes and he never looks this small.

Barefoot tom is no more than 5'6 and a half (being generous) in my opinion, and although being a shorter guy it has not effected his career at all.
Lorne??? says on 20/Feb/15
For the record, he's still 171.5-172 evening...
Lorne??? says on 20/Feb/15
You can't trust medical records! I recently went to the hospital, they put my height at 5'6 and my weight at 58kg, when I'm actually 5ft8 and weigh 55kg soaking wet!
(And no, I'm not G'ing it up! They didn't measure or weigh me, although they did ask my weight and still wrote it wrong.)
My point is, sometimes they just guess. Other times they just ask you. So you can't assume a medical record, even if proven legit is 100% accurate, whether it said he was 5ft6 or his own claimed 5ft9...
joaquin says on 20/Feb/15
169cm through the day, to be honest 170 cm flat out of bed. mission impossible 2 was the best part than all the others.
joaquin says on 20/Feb/15
169cm through the day, to be honest 170 cm flat out of bed. mission impossible 2 was the best part than all the others.
Julian says on 20/Feb/15
C'moooon, he's NO MORE than 5'7!!!!!
Zach Parker 6'0.5 says on 20/Feb/15
5'7.0
170 CM
TR39 says on 19/Feb/15
He's 5'7.25"
b-mint1994 says on 18/Feb/15
Man this guy gets a lot of hate for his height. 5'7" ain't even that short.
Turkishboy says on 18/Feb/15
1.72,5 cm
Chris says on 18/Feb/15
I think he cant be under 5ft8 because thats a beta height and scientology doesnt allow anything but alpha males in their ranks and thats why tom cruise is 5ft9
Christian says on 18/Feb/15
-Rob...Do you think that Tom´s driver license that you can see if you google it is real? It says he´s 5'8''.
[Editor Rob: doesn't look real]
haHUH says on 16/Feb/15
Cruise actually lied about his height by 2-3 inches. Hilarious.

5'7 but stands 5'10 in shoes and claims a 5'9 height. Even when you have 500 million dollars, the dude is so insecure about being 3 inches shorter than usual. why doesn't he just date short women/
Parker says on 16/Feb/15
xistential.man says on 16/Feb/15
those are 10 cm elevator boots he is wearing with Fallon tho..well known fact

10cms? haha - I needed cheering up. Awful day at work, best laugh I've had today.
CDS says on 16/Feb/15
Personally, I think Cruise looks taller than 5'6" myself- onscreen easily in the 5'10" range, just asking if it's possible? Like if maybe he's 5'6 1/2" barefoot end of the day height- 5'7 1/2" in shoes- round up to 5'8"-?? I know in the early '90s, 5'9" was his official height for awhile- maybe with the hair?? He's obviously doing some lifting along the way. And if you look at him in his early films- especially "The Outsiders", he just looks so little...
existential.man says on 16/Feb/15
those are 10 cm elevator boots he is wearing with Fallon tho..well known fact
CD says on 16/Feb/15
Cruise did have G by about an inch. Of course you could, by a stretch of the imagination say they were the same height, but I can believe Tom looks almost 5ft 8 with G.
Parker says on 16/Feb/15
Don't know how Tom does it, but he can pull off looking 5'9 at times. Here he is looking an inch shorter than Jimmy Fallon
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Got to say when I hear/see these 5'6 range comments for Cruise I have to laugh.
haHUH says on 15/Feb/15
that would be funny if brad pitt was really 5'9
adl says on 15/Feb/15
surely CRUISE has had a medical in the past 30 years of superstar fame
Brad says on 15/Feb/15
An as listed Cruise owned a 5' 6.5" G. Oprah helped out Bieber by being in total flats, heels with Cruise.
Celebheights 6'1.5 says on 14/Feb/15
If there are actual medical records, then those are what to trust since he would have had to have been measured.
adl says on 13/Feb/15
how tall does Cruise say he himself is? I could swear i seen reports of him claiming to be 5'9? But what I wonder is when did he start wearing lifts to appear taller? was it in Top Gun or Rain Man? For sure he had them in the 90's
the shredder says on 13/Feb/15
I started " The Danimal Digest " Joke. LOL We like you though Danimal.
CDS says on 11/Feb/15
I saw at IMDB, someone had mentioned they had seen his medical records listing him at 5'6". Is this possible?? Interesting, since I heard on the set of "Interview with the Vampire", they said there was a 3-inch height diff. between 5'8" Cruise and 5'11" Brad Pitt (their official heights at that time). And I saw at Pitt's page, his German motorcycle license measurement had him at 5'9"-??
[Editor Rob: yes, the records are from the 'Danimal Digest' (j/k).
I would be surprised if someone actually got hold of medical records or seen it.]
orangeman says on 7/Feb/15
how tall is Jake Gyllenhaal? He met Cruise at the premiere of Prince of Persia and was quite a few inches taller. And this is with Cruise in obvious lifts.
Parker says on 4/Feb/15
Joe says on 3/Feb/15
He is only 5'7", makes Jeremy Renner who is 5'8 look tall.

Enlighten me Joe - How is Cruise making Renner look tall?

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Shawn says on 4/Feb/15
Joe, your comment makes no sense. You're saying a 5'7" man makes a 5'8" man look tall by comparison? Do you realize how minimal a 1 inch difference in height looks between two people when standing side by side?
Joe says on 3/Feb/15
Tom Cruise boasted about being 5'9", LOL. Still has a huge bank account. He is only 5'7", makes Jeremy Renner who is 5'8 look tall.
Sam says on 3/Feb/15
around 171cm, maybe 172cm at a push but wouldn't say any taller.
Dmeyer says on 2/Feb/15
Click Here , rob can you pût this photo up instead , in the one you pût up he seems 6cm shorter wish is not the case évén considering feetwear
mike says on 2/Feb/15
Rob, have you seen him on operah?(aka when he said I LOVE....) Yea that time? He was only an inch taller than operah, he is just 5'7
[Editor Rob: didn't she have heels on? ]
the shredder says on 31/Jan/15
Rob , possible Lea Thompson lost some herself ?
[Editor Rob: my pic is from 2008, nearly 7 years ago so she was what, about 46...not impossible to lose a fraction by mid 40's of course!]
Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" says on 29/Jan/15
That's true, but he is 52 now (turning 53 in July).
CD says on 29/Jan/15
Rob how surprised would you be if Tom measured 5ft 7.5 barefoot? I'd say that is just as likely as measuring 5ft 8 at peak if he lost 1/4 inch.
[Editor Rob: I would be more surprised if he measured 5ft 7 flat. Going back to early roles, barefoot with lea thompson I think he could look anywhere from 5ft 7 up to 8. Also I finally got confirmation about Whether Tom wears lifts]
Celebheights 6'1.5 says on 28/Jan/15
Peak: 5'8"
Today: 5'7.75"

Is there any chance that you will upgrade his peak height, and then put this height for how tall he is today?
[Editor Rob: has Tom lost a 1/4 inch?

I don't know, he has been quite an active and physical actor in many films, but I think he has looked the same...although you could say trying to tell 1/4 inch differences is very hard!]
The Exorcist says on 28/Jan/15
@Danimal:

That is a 2" difference in your first photo. It's pretty clear that Tom's face is raised a little, but Look at the difference between their noses, look at the difference between their eyes. Only about an inch. The distance between their foreheads isn't a much as it appears...that's Kevin's spiky hairdo. Your second photo isn't good for judging height because nobody is standing straight.
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 28/Jan/15
Parker says on 27/Jan/15
Josh says on 27/Jan/15
Here he is with felix Baumgartner who is listed at 5'6 (168 cm)

I've only seen Baumgartner listed at 5'7.


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Parker says on 28/Jan/15
Danimal says on 28/Jan/15
Rob, Kevin Bacon (who you have listed at 5'10") had way more than 2" on Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men
That's minimum 3" (look at the top of their heads).

Have a look at where the eye level of the shorter person lines up when there is a 3 inch difference - the mouth of the taller person.
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Cruise eyes are above the top of Bacon's nose - 2 inches, not 3 IMO.
2toes says on 28/Jan/15
Danimal, in that pic with Bacon he looks a full 5'8" XD
[Editor Rob: there was a short clip on Youtoob with them together.]
high and low says on 28/Jan/15
Barefoot I believe cruise is 5'6 and a hair, he's definitely a smaller guy but this is nothing new and hasn't stopped his career.
2toes says on 28/Jan/15
Maybe he would be a full 5'8" with a bigger head.
Danimal says on 28/Jan/15
Rob, Kevin Bacon (who you have listed at 5'10") had way more than 2" on Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men.

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That's minimum 3" (look at the top of their heads). Cruise is under 5'7" as I've been saying for years.

And another pic of 5'10" Kevin Bacon and Cruise.

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Sean5 says on 27/Jan/15
Going have to agree with 3 foot, finally in 2015 he's been exposed although G still thinks he's 5'9 close enough
Ian C says on 27/Jan/15
Not only does he go out in public with tall women, he lets them wear heels. You've got to admire that kind of humility in a movie leading man. The only case I can think of to top it is Sean Connery going around in public without a hairpiece while he was still playing James Bond.
HI says on 27/Jan/15
anyone how tall Cruise was in the photo with emilio estevez and Rob Lowe?

I mean he couldn't have been wearing 2-3 inch lifts from the start of his career right?
Parker says on 27/Jan/15
Baumgartner with 5'8 Jackie Chan
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Still think he's 5'6 Josh?
Parker says on 27/Jan/15
Baumgartner looks similar height to Hasslehoff's gf in heels. 5'7 would be a head shorter than Hasslehoff........doesn't look a 5'6 guy.
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Josh says on 27/Jan/15
Ok youre right, i only saw the one pic i've posted. Baumgartner is for sure nothing more than 168 cm, somebody say he might be even shorter but on his official Site he is listed 168 cm and i think that is true
Kourosh says on 27/Jan/15
tom cruise is 3.0 tall
[Editor Rob: for 30 seconds he was 3 feet tall on here! Fact!]
2toes says on 27/Jan/15
Josh he looks only a small fraction under 5'8" in the pic you posted if Baumgartner is 168 cms.
Parker says on 27/Jan/15
Josh says on 27/Jan/15
Here he is with felix Baumgartner who is listed at 5'6 (168 cm)

I've only seen Baumgartner listed at 5'7.

And here's a better pic with equivalent footwear
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Josh says on 27/Jan/15
Here he is with felix Baumgartner who is listed at 5'6 (168 cm) no way he looks near 5'8 here, he also is wearing a bigger heel. 5'7 maybe but near 5'8 i dont think so
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phal says on 26/Jan/15
Hahaaha, 3'0 :P
james says on 26/Jan/15
This has to be the only height you've got wrong rob, he's not over 5'7, he might even be shorter
Mathew says on 25/Jan/15
2toes says on 23/Jan/15
"Same height as the G?" He was always taller than G in his pics by an inch.

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Hold up, let's keep in mind that Cruise had ramrod posture with G. The difference may have looked like an inch... But you could definitely argue they might measure closer than that based on their 2 photos together.
[Editor Rob: I immortalised G's Tom pic in a short video with the Height Guru here]
HI says on 25/Jan/15
there is a photo of Cruise in the 80's with Emilio Estevez and Rob Lowe? anyone know how tall those guys are
Donp says on 24/Jan/15
Who is G ?
[Editor Rob: a man wanted on seven continents for crimes against height. There's a long Article on him.]
The Exorcist says on 24/Jan/15
Here's a couple of good pictures of Tom with 5'11" David Beckham.

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2toes says on 23/Jan/15
"Same height as the G?" He was always taller than G in his pics by an inch.
GP says on 23/Jan/15
Cruise did look taller than G, but isn't Tom a big time lift wearer? People in the industry even say that he gets custom made Nikes, the only difference between him and Downey is Cruise does a better job at hiding the lifts, lol.
the shredder says on 23/Jan/15
Cruise is taller than G in his pics.
Danimal says on 23/Jan/15
Brad says on 13/Jan/15
Still debating the Cruiser? Don't bother, as listed or 5' 8"....go stand 1 foot from him.

Yet he was the same height as G??? Under 5'7" Brad, under 5'7".
Danimal says on 23/Jan/15
Was 5'6 3/4" in the 1980's. Is shorter today.
Danimal says on 23/Jan/15
A funny sketch where Craig Ferguson makes fun of Tom's height: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GYg5HuQIwo
JP says on 22/Jan/15
The comment about tom sleeping in a volvo is hilarious rob
Jerry says on 22/Jan/15
He is 5'7". I am the same same height.
Steve says on 21/Jan/15
Maybe he had his legs stretched! Like Stallone who's also gotten mysteriously taller over the years.

Or maybe eveyone else is getting shorter!!
Arch Stanton says on 20/Jan/15
Steve says on 18/Jan/15
Can you find me a photo proving John Wayne worse lifts? I have to laugh reading claims like that.

I also think Cruise is 5'7". As for Pitt, he always looks like a six footer in movies. He really looked tall in Inglorious Basterds.

Nah, he's increasingly got taller as the years have progressed!. Watch Thelma and Louise and Across the Tracks and Kalifornia and try telling me he looks over 6 ft!! He looked 5'9 range in the early 90s, and 5'10-5'11 in the late 90s. At times he can look 6'-6'1 today.
Steve says on 18/Jan/15
Can you find me a photo proving John Wayne worse lifts? I have to laugh reading claims like that.

I also think Cruise is 5'7". As for Pitt, he always looks like a six footer in movies. He really looked tall in Inglorious Basterds.
2toes says on 18/Jan/15
He seems to have a small head. Rob, how would you classify his eyelevel?
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't have said his head was small, but within average range and a good 4.5-4.6 eyelevel.]
SNFNF says on 17/Jan/15
Cruise is 5'7. Brad Pitt is 5'11

Both wear 2 inch lifts. Cruise is mocked for it. Pitt is strange as to why a 5'11 man would wear lifts. Though apparently 6'4 John Wayne also wore lifts
jamie179cm says on 17/Jan/15
believe or not some people think cruise is only 5ft2 5ft1 maybe even 5ft my dad and my college teacher and my friend ant thought he was this short
Jeff says on 16/Jan/15
Rob, could Cruise be a flat 5'8?
[Editor Rob: at times he might measure that earlier in the day. I believe if Tom was challenged for a measurement he would come in around 5ft 8, but it might not be his lowest height though, he'd have hired a volvo and slept in it before the measurement.]
jamie179cm says on 16/Jan/15
@john since he live in the us hes not average hes short im 179cm and i live in uk i feel average
John says on 15/Jan/15
The average height for a man worldwide is 5 ft 7in.
The studies shows that the average is 1.70m - 1.72m.
Tom Cruise is an average height man.
Jeff says on 14/Jan/15
Rob, how tall can someone look without using elevators? Just with excellent posture, a 3 cm heel and maybe 1,5, 2cm lifts? As listed for Cruise, he could be 5'8 as well. Always looks taller than 5'7 guys with normal footwear
[Editor Rob: if you maintain your military posture you might look a cm taller than other people who don't have as good posture, even more, 2cm is possible if you can hold near measured height just standing about.

That is possible, that's the benefit of stretching routines, to help with your posture and the muscles in your back (which some weight lifting can do aswell).]
Jeff says on 14/Jan/15
Rob, how tall can you look without using elevators? Just with excellent posture,
[Editor Rob: over 5ft 7 for sure, near 5ft 8. With elevators at times can pull off 5ft 9 range, but he doesn't seem to wear anything outrageous like RDJ does, tom's lifts seem like they could be less obvious. A 0.5-0.75 inch lift is harder to spot than a 1.25 lift.]
jamie179cm says on 14/Jan/15
@Will i have met 5ft8 guys before and imo they have a bigger built than cruise does 169cm or170cm is cruise height imo
Brad says on 13/Jan/15
Still debating the Cruiser? Don't bother, as listed or 5' 8"....go stand 1 foot from him.
Aleem says on 11/Jan/15
welll i have to say that tom is perfect .nd ques of hight so he is perfect regarding his hight anyway he is a nice guy.
Adamz says on 11/Jan/15
He's short whatever he is. Not crazy wild short, but he's short.
Markus from Italy says on 8/Jan/15
In that photo with Garfield and Redford, Tom's clearly wearing lifts you can tell by the lenght of his arms compared to those of the other two stars. He's not 172/173, I can buy 170 at least but no more no less.
the shredder says on 7/Jan/15
He clears 5 ft 7 , but how much ?
bernie says on 4/Jan/15
@MJKoP - Did you watch Demolition man? And had a look at the massive wedged up boots from Mr. Stallone? 3 inches at least, Gigantic!!
But only appeared 3 inches taller than Sandra Bullock, who is listed 5'7", which i also doubt, in obvious 5 inches heels she still looked an inch shorter than 5'10"-5'11" George Clooney standing right next to him! So max. 5'6" is more realistic for her! Your explanation...
Will says on 4/Jan/15
Tom Cruise is 5'8". End of story people. He is 5'7" when not standing straight. He is of below average height but not too short. But definitely not a midget though.
184.3cm says on 4/Jan/15
Lets not start that up here Rampage:) The backlash he got from that movie was nothing short of incredible. Some of the Jack Reacher fan's (books)could be readying the pitchforks as we speak. I thought he gave a strong performance but i understand it in a way as in the books Reacher's size is constantly brought up.
bernie says on 4/Jan/15
@MJKoP - don't take the "Devito-thing" too serios, just wanted to express how unrealistic your estimates seem to me..
Yes, i haven't spent any time with Sly & never stood beside T.Cruise, and i don't need, caus' i have eyes in my head, and i see in the first pic Parker listed on 01/01/15 where its clear to see that Mr. Cruise is 3 inch shorter than 5'11" Mr. Beckham! So how can he be anywhere in that range you pretend? I saw pic where he also definately shorter than 5'9"/ 5'9.5" Simon Pegg..
Your explanation..
And its very strange, that 99% at celebheights don't believe your 5'10 3/4" barefoot for Sly..! Answer is very simple: because he is not & never was
(at least for me this is a plausible reason furthermore, caus' there are also many comments from people which also saw him in person/ passed him/ talked to him/ shook his hand etc. even ex-wife(s)/ his mother do not agree with you...so what more do (i) need?)
As far as i understand you say, Sly gets also some extra hidden "help" in the form of lifts..! So why does a 5'10 3/4" tall man needs that? 5'10 3/4" is a very good height and definately not short!

@Steely Dan
that what i also believe, 5'9" for Mr. Gibson
This 5'10" or more has risen from MJKoP's mind..
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 3/Jan/15
Did any of you know that Jack Reacher is described as being 6ft5?
littlesue says on 3/Jan/15
Probably because Tom was seen as more of a 'heart throb' for the ladies so tall men more likely to 'belittle' him
Parker says on 3/Jan/15
Celebheights 188 CM says on 1/Jan/15
With one inch footwear advantage (and loose posture), he appears really close in height with 5'10.5" Andrew Garfield:
173 CM is definitely possible.

Agreed. Looks about 1.5inches shorter than Andrew with a 1 inch footwear advantage. 5.10.5 -2.5 =5'8. He could be 173 but not a mm taller. 172 is a good estimate. Rob had him at 171 5 years ago, I don't think he's gonna move hime from 172 over the next 10.
FlameBoy says on 2/Jan/15
i find it bizarre that tom cruise gets so much stick for being short yet Robert downy JR A Notorious lift wearer gets None whatsoever.
184.3cm says on 1/Jan/15
Sounds more like your co-worker was the typical 5'9 guy claiming 5'11 , since Cruise can pass for 5'9 in his lifts.
Celebheights 188 CM says on 1/Jan/15
I do think that Andrew Garfield might be around 5'11", however. He always appears to be tallish on screen. There's literally nobody taller than him in The Amazing Spider-Man (besides maybe 2-3 actors).
Celebheights 188 CM says on 1/Jan/15
With one inch footwear advantage (and loose posture), he appears really close in height with 5'10.5" Andrew Garfield:

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173 CM is definitely possible.
Parker says on 1/Jan/15
@MJKOP - I do think the 5'11 listing for David Beckham is one of most accurate on this site. David claims it himself. In most pics Tom looks 2.5-3 inches shorter.

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IMO 172/173 is the tallest Cruise can be. I do agree that a flat 5'7 or under is nonsense, but that's the power of media for you. Somebody reads in a magazine that he has been accurately measured by Dr Shivago at 5'6.3/4" and they believe it.
not again says on 31/Dec/14
When you have thought that there is nothing more ridiculous than Bieber's fangirls believing that he's 5'9, or H. Styles' fangirls believing his 6 ft claim, MJKoP comes with Cruise being 5'9-5'11. What a bomb of ridiculousness at the end of the year.
MJKoP says on 31/Dec/14
bernie says on 26/Dec/14
MJKoP says on 25/Nov/14
Cruise is not under 5'8". And he could very well be the 5'9" he's claimed to be.
See him will 5'10"(or taller) Mel Gibson.
@MJKoP: Sly Stallone at 5'10.75" - Mel Gibson at 5'10" or taller - Tom Cruise at 5'9"... alright..you really seem to live in a Fantasyworld, sorry..
What will come next? Danny Devito at 5'6", right!!??
No bad feelings, but you're really a bad judge in height!


You gotta trust me on this one: You have NO idea what you're talking about. Ignoring your sarcasm, I don't think DeVito was ever over 4'10". And when did you spend time with Stallone? As well as talked to Hollywood insiders; veterans who would know heights better than anyone else?? Tom Cruise was at least the same height as my 5'11" former co-worker. Tom had on normal-looking dress shoes, nothing that Downey Jr. or Stallone would wear. Not to say that Cruise didn't have some extra hidden "help" in the form of lifts, but they couldn't have added much more than two inches. If he were 5'7" range, there's no way in hell he could pull off looking that tall with the footwear he was sporting.

Listen to Billy Connolly.
Steely Dan says on 30/Dec/14
@bernie Mel is only 5'9
jamie179cm says on 29/Dec/14
@Celebheights 188 CM @Parker your right i shouldn't believe anything hear but i think hes no more than 170cm i considered tom to be plan short not a midget or very short just short @lelman lol i don't konw
bernie says on 26/Dec/14
MJKoP says on 25/Nov/14
Cruise is not under 5'8". And he could very well be the 5'9" he's claimed to be.
See him will 5'10"(or taller) Mel Gibson.
@MJKoP: Sly Stallone at 5'10.75" - Mel Gibson at 5'10" or taller - Tom Cruise at 5'9"... alright..you really seem to live in a Fantasyworld, sorry..
What will come next? Danny Devito at 5'6", right!!??
No bad feelings, but you're really a bad judge in height!
Bishop says on 24/Dec/14
171/172 cm is right. Not a midget by any means.
BOXOFFICEFLOP says on 23/Dec/14
He's 5'7 come on people
184.3cm says on 23/Dec/14
I agree, Tom is maybe under average but he is far from being a "midget". He is still one of the big names in Hollywood and hes past 50 now so alot of people dislike him. Jealous ****s is right.
Celebheights 188 CM says on 22/Dec/14
@Linda I have to disagree there. I'm in the 187-188 CM range, and I dwarf both of my parents. It might be for some people, however.
Celebheights 188 CM says on 22/Dec/14
@Jamie Anybody can refer to somebody as being a midget. Tom Cruise can appear above 5'8" at times (factoring in the footwear), to being as short as 5'5" (although he's obviously not 5'5"). I think that he's a legit 5'8", but 5'7.75" is a decent shout for him. He's 3 inches shorter than David Beckham.
lelman says on 21/Dec/14
@jamie179cm what about Stallone? He was never below 5'8 and got described as a midget a lot
Parker says on 21/Dec/14
jamie179cm says on 20/Dec/14
he gets describe as a midget

By who? The media, and people who don't have a clue.As Billy Connolly quotes above, 'they are jealous b**stards.'
Voiceless Dental Fricative says on 21/Dec/14
Editor Rob says on 19/Dec/14
I read this rumour once about Tom in a news site: "when Tom Cruise shops at London-based luxury department store Harrods he has the whole place closed down and has all the female assistants who are taller than him sent home".


Just crap people make up. I don't think Cruise is actually that height conscious. He didn't seem to care about Katie Holmes being taller than him at red carpets with her heels.
jamie179cm says on 20/Dec/14
seriously how can anyone think hes over 5ft7 he gets describe as a midget which i doubt a guy over 5ft7 would get called 169cm is what i think he could be
Shoes says on 20/Dec/14
Katie Holmes 5ft 9in (175 cm) + high heels 4.72in (12 cm)
Tom Cruise 5ft 7.75in (172 cm) + heels 0.78in (3 cm)
Height183 says on 20/Dec/14
''Editor Rob says on 19/Dec/14
I read this rumour once about Tom in a news site: "when Tom Cruise shops at London-based luxury department store Harrods he has the whole place closed down and has all the female assistants who are taller than him sent home.''

LOL. Big Tom needs to be the tallest!
TJE says on 19/Dec/14
@Linda
I heard about that off Facebook, but I don't believe that. If that were true, then someone like Tamara Ecclestone would only be like 5'1 instead of 5'7.

Hell, I could just as easily be 5'6 or 6'2 than 5'10.
Editor Rob says on 19/Dec/14
I read this rumour once about Tom in a news site: "when Tom Cruise shops at London-based luxury department store Harrods he has the whole place closed down and has all the female assistants who are taller than him sent home".
Andrea says on 18/Dec/14
What about this? Where they're both standing in a military posture?
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Anthony looks maybe 4 inches taller? Certainly not a 6'2 guy next to a 5'7.5 guy...
[Editor Rob: the reverse of this would be saying: Look behind the other Tom...

maybe a close-up has one person without shoes, or they are using a specific angle/lense to reduce difference or a small block of wood.
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Linda says on 17/Dec/14
A person’s height is determined by their father, and their weight is determined by their mother.
Andrea says on 17/Dec/14
Rob, i guess Tom is in lifts here:
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How much do they give him? 4-4.25 inches? He looks near 6' next to 6'3 (in shoes) Anthony Edwards... So he also tried your special big shoes on occasions :)
[Editor Rob: I don't think his shoes are that big at this event, it may be Edwards is dropping more height than it seems....look at charles dance, if you went through all his pics at collectormania you wouldn't think the guy was 6ft 2, he drops 1-2 inches in nearly every photo I saw, even with taller men.]
JB says on 17/Dec/14
I really don't like it when people use the pic of Tom and Johnny Depp to defend Tom being taller. If anything it should prove that Depp is shorter. Tom is 5'7" - 5'7.5" range and Depp is more like 5'7.75" - 5'8.5" range. Tom is a strong 5'7", I'll give him that. But he's definitely no more than 5'7.5"
Andrea says on 16/Dec/14
If Anthony Edwards is a 6'2 guy, Tom is no less than 5'9...
Recovered Data says on 12/Dec/14

lelman says on 10/Dec/14


Just watched War of The Worlds and I'm impressed how tall they made him look next to Tim Robbins. For the few scenes they stood next to eachother, he didn't actually look much shorter.



andre says on 9/Dec/14


Please guys Tom is just 5ft6.3 , this im 100% sure he uses huge boots too look taller



downgrade is height please

184.3cm says on 9/Dec/14


@Demeyer So he looked all of his 5'9 claim then? Discounting the fact you noticed he had lifts, to normal non observant people he would look a 5'9 guy?



SAMMY DERRICK says on 7/Dec/14


Tom Cruise:5'7(171cm)

Katie Holmes:5'9(175cm)

Nicole Kidman:5'10.5(179cm)

Mimi Rogers:5'8.5(174cm).

The average height of Tom's ex is 5'9.5(176cm).The average height of American men.

Dmeyer says on 7/Dec/14


I have witness tom looking 5'10 shoes on as i was about 6'0.25-0.5in shoes on , in shoes that wouldnt give over 2.25in Max so he has to be close to 5'8 , also Stiller is close to 5'7 in person Like j hill



Dmeyer says on 7/Dec/14


Realist says on 5/Dec/14

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Rob have a look at this pic, Tom has heels plus lifts and stiller has neither (maybe minor lift inside) still Tom is only a bit taller. Its almost as if Stiller wants to look like the short idiot. Stiller should've got a deadly posture and been a lift wearer Rob would have given him 5'7.25. Tom:5'7 maybe 5'7.25, Stiller 5'5.75

[Editor Rob: there's no difference in the heels of those shoes, but it's harder to tell if there is anything inside. They're certainly not big elevators or anything.]

In the shots from that day , cruise can look as much as 3in taller so he defenetly has lifts but i agree with rob they couldnt give much as the outside heels are small and they dont look huge so he wouldnt get mush over 4cm in total , thats Still near 2cm advantage plus better posture and the face that cruise is about 3cm taller , it increases the diferance

Yousef says on 6/Dec/14


1.71 1.72



jamie179cm says on 6/Dec/14


Rob exactly he could have insole in side his shoes @Parker with Stiller and Michael J Fox we can't see the footwear i think Dustin Hoffman could be in the 5ft4 range he looks short cruise was wearing lifts with Stiller

Realist says on 5/Dec/14


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Rob have a look at this pic, Tom has heels plus lifts and stiller has neither (maybe minor lift inside) still Tom is only a bit taller. Its almost as if Stiller wants to look like the short idiot. Stiller should've got a deadly posture and been a lift wearer Rob would have given him 5'7.25. Tom:5'7 maybe 5'7.25, Stiller 5'5.75

[Editor Rob: there's no difference in the heels of those shoes, but it's harder to tell if there is anything inside. They're certainly not big elevators or anything.]




Realist says on 5/Dec/14


@Parker

MJF would never wear lifts, Stiller could still wear them and Tom lives in them. The reason being the lower avg. guys (me and tom) reach avg. in lifts. To guys like MJF lifts are no use and uncomfortable too. So MJF 5'3.5 Stiller 5'5.75 and Cruise 5'7.25. Cruise looks like that in all the movies except War of the Worlds and risky business in which he looks 5'6 flat. The dance scene is in risky business he looks like Josh Hutcherson's height.

Parker says on 30/Nov/14


jamie179cm says on 29/Nov/14

@Parker its possible for Stiller to be in the 5ft5 range - No it's not, unless you think Michael J Fox is 5'1 and Dustin Hoffman 5'4

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So that put Stiller at 5'6, 5'7 in footwear.

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And what's Johnny Depp liste here? 5'9. Does Johnny in his heeled boots look that much taller than Cruise?



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I've seen plenty of pics of Cruise looking 5'10 in footwear



jamie179cm says on 29/Nov/14


@Parker its possible for Stiller to be in the 5ft5 range and don't you think we have a point? a guy near 5ft8 in lifts would in the 5ft10 range but cruise is no more than 5ft9 in lifts

Parker says on 28/Nov/14


jamie179cm says on 28/Nov/14

@JB exactly my point but it seem noone listen to me



The editor had Cruise at 171 5 years ago,maybe a little longer, he's seen enough pictures to realise he's close to 5'8 as most of the longer term posters on here have. Show me a pic with him next to 5'6/5'7 guys such as Stiller and Pena where he doesn't ALWAYS look taller.



jamie179cm says on 28/Nov/14


@JB exactly my point but it seem noone listen to me

JB says on 27/Nov/14


Whoever thinks that cruise is taller than 5'7" flat is just being fooled. Think about it folks. Tom is in his 50's. He has been perfecting the art of looking taller for over 3 decades. He's a pro, and probably the best there is at it.



Even with his perfect posture and his lifts he barely scraps off the impression of looking 5'9"

A man who's near 5'8" would look much taller than that while wearing lifts and a good posture.



Sponk says on 27/Nov/14


Nice example of a "short" guy looking strongly above verage. Even guys abit over 167cm nowdays can look pretty tall espeshally with a slim build and good posture.

John says on 27/Nov/14


Cruise is mainly of Irish ancestry. He also has German and English ancestry.

The average Irishman is 5ft 9, German 5ft 10 and Englishman 5ft 9.

Cruise at the 5ft 7 is below average.



jamie179cm says on 26/Nov/14


@OMG i agree with you 169cm 170cm is closer to the truth @John imo below 173cm is short and above 184cm is tall

jamie179cm says on 26/Nov/14


@MJKoP lol are you joking aswell mel is not 5ft10 i like tom cruise but his not over 170cm without lifts he probably is 169cm though it really is Amazing how people are fooled by lifts, no offence by btw just my opinion



jamie179cm says on 26/Nov/14


@Vibram lol are you joking in the dance scene he look 5ft5 to 5ft6

Vibram says on 26/Nov/14


To be honest he didn't look short in Risky Business. He looked 5ft8 in that - the silly karokee scene.



MJKoP says on 25/Nov/14


Cruise is not under 5'8". And he could very well be the 5'9" he's claimed to be.



See him will 5'10"(or taller) Mel Gibson.



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John says on 25/Nov/14


For Men Worldwide:

5ft 6in and below - short

5ft 7in - 5ft 11in - Lowest Average - Highest Average

6 ft 0in - 6ft 5 in - Low Tall - High Tall



jamie179cm says on 25/Nov/14


come on people he probably isn't taller than 169cm without lifts

184.3cm says on 24/Nov/14


@Tisha He does?:o I dont think even Tom would dare claim 5'11. He is actually not that bad since he claims 5'9 and he can pass for that with lifts.



Tisha says on 22/Nov/14


He look more than 5.11

the shredder says on 20/Nov/14


He looks more than 140's in Top Gun.



jamie179cm says on 19/Nov/14


@MJKoP so i just want people to know my height nothing wrong with that @Baskao lol he has got to be wearing lifts when you met him

Ria says on 19/Nov/14


Tom Cruise needs an upgrade to 5'8".



Baskao says on 18/Nov/14


I met him. not as short as they say 5 9.

MJKoP says on 18/Nov/14


jamie179cm says on 5/Nov/14

i don't care that tom short i like him hes good actor there is nothing wrong with being short just there are ignorant people out there people height really isn't important







....yet you list your height in your name?



Jon says on 17/Nov/14


What would you say his head size and weight are Rob?

[Editor Rob: maybe in the 9.2-9.3 range, his weight increased from his early days, he was in 140's when young and probably nearer 170 after bulking for some roles.]


Zee says on 16/Nov/14


Tom Cruise is better looking and cooler than all the losers who try to take him down by mentioning his height. Funny thing really and women are equally bad at it. They be like someone's said something about someone and it must be true. I'm sure Cruise doesn't give a damn about what anybody's got to say. He just needs to look in the mirror and feel so good all of them people trying to make an issue out of his height would never really feel.



Realist says on 11/Nov/14


His cousin William Mapother seems to be 6'0-6'1 range but closer to 6'0. So his father could have been 6'0. Yeah mother does not seem short either. Maybe its an uncles gene or something which he could have got. He is 171 (5'7.25), weak 5'8 don't think so, strong 5'8 laughable.

Can't Stop Addicted says on 10/Nov/14


Looks this with normal footwear. Not 5' 7" or below.



Ed T. says on 9/Nov/14


Kevin Bacon with Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men. I think that says it all.

Italiano72 says on 9/Nov/14


1.72 About 1.73 but he looks 1.71 About 1.72 he have a low shoulder frame that make's him 1 cm shorter



jamie179cm says on 8/Nov/14


Heylo good point height is something we can't change

Tim says on 7/Nov/14


He always looked like a 5-8 guy to me. He dosent give impression of being really short, and in most of his movies he can look just like an average guy in 5-9 range. Being lifted he looked almost same height as Pitt, and I really doubt that he wore more than 2inch lifts in there. I'll stick to 5-8 or 173cm for him.



Heylo says on 6/Nov/14


Jamie179cm, I agree with you about that it shouldn't matter when you judge a person, not at all. I think Tom seems to be a great dude overall and i don't really care about his beliefs that often gets criticised or his height for that matter.



But height does matter in a subconscious way for most people, just like looks does overall. People approach you differently depending on how you look. And it's just a fact that we subconsciously feel more dominant around short guys & less dominant around taller guys. It's human nature. But even if you might be short, life can still be great, and there are girls in all kinds of sizes both vertically & horizontally so there is not as terrible as it would be if we were primitive apes for example, where looks are even more important, survival of the fittest as they say. We have evolved & for us humans, there are much more than only looks.

Andrea says on 6/Nov/14


That's still good, Rob... I've read some italian forums where people were discussing his height and some even said he's no more than 160! Of course, those people don't understand anything "about height"! I still think there's a good chance he's 5'7.5, 5'7.75 is really his best case scenario! Anywhere between 5'7 and 5'7.75 is possible...



Editor Rob says on 6/Nov/14


Another media mention of him being 5ft 6.

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One Seventy-Six says on 5/Nov/14


This looks the most accurate listing, without actually measuring the man.



jamie179cm says on 5/Nov/14


i don't care that tom short i like him hes good actor there is nothing wrong with being short just there are ignorant people out there people height really isn't important

Hypado says on 4/Nov/14


I watch Edge of Tomorrow:



Tom Cruise - 172cm

Bill Paxton - 182cm

Emily Blunt - 170cm



no doubt.



Dole chips says on 4/Nov/14


I will go abroad in 2016. So can any body tell me 175cm is short or not for a man in the US. Thanks a lot. I am sorry for my terrible grammar.⊙o⊙

Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 3/Nov/14


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Rob, for what it's worth, Cruise at 1:20 describes his father as being 6ft1.

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lollipop95 says on 30/Oct/14


5'7 isn't that small for a guy to be honest. Well, I'm 5'3(I'm a girl) so it's not short to me at least!

truth says on 30/Oct/14


@Yep wrong lol. Netherlands average 6ft0 for the young but 5ft11 overall, eastern Europe and Germany 5ft10-11, western Europe 5ft9-10, southern Europe 5ft9, Southeastern europe (yugoslavia) 5ft11-6ft0, Scandinavia 5ft11.



2toes says on 29/Oct/14


Rob, I'm exactly 5'7 with five sixths (172.28 centimeters) barefoot, after six hours of being awake.



Do you think Tom Cruise is shorter than me, taller than me, or the same height?

[Editor Rob: Tom might edge you by a credit card, if you stood barefoot after about 6 hours and with flat hair I doubt people would really at a glance tell you apart. In fact if your head was smaller than average you might fool a few into thinking you could be slightly taller...]


OMG says on 27/Oct/14


No way that he is 172. He's pretty much 170cm.



FlameBoy says on 27/Oct/14


Strange how people pick on him for his Height yet you never really hear anyone mention the lack of height of people like eminem mark Wahlberg robert downey jr etc

Ready2go says on 27/Oct/14


He is 5'6 but maybe a little taller in the morning over all everybody saying anything taller then that aren't thinking about the lifts look at the the picture with him and Cameron Diaz she is 5'8 no taller look at his boots they have 1 inch already plus the 2 inch lifts he has in the boots and her knee is slightly bent still she is wearing maybe 3 inch heals and still towers over him.



Liam 176 says on 27/Oct/14


Looks 172 cm. But with lifts can easily look 5' 9". He's taller than 170 cm. About 5' 8" is more accurate than 5' 7" or less. Look at him barefoot next to Katie Holmes. He's not much shorter than her. She's above 5' 8" and wearing thin footwear too.

OMG says on 27/Oct/14


what was the first film that Cruise wore lifts on? He was def 5'7 in Risky Business. Was it Top Gun or Rain Man wear he started the lifts?



Yep says on 27/Oct/14


5'11 is a decent height IMO. Sure some wanna be 6'1 or 6'2 but to me 5'11 is pretty damn ideal. Slightly above average but you don't stand out much unless around women.

Yep says on 27/Oct/14


I'd say average height in Scandinavia is shy of 6 feet. Average height in Germany/Netherlands is 6'1. Most of Western and Eastern Europe it's 5'9-5'10. So yeah Cruise is short in those places but it's not as if he's a dwarf or so. Just the idea of him being such a mega star and wearing 3 inch lifts leads to mockery



Parker says on 26/Oct/14


Mayfairman says on 26/Oct/14

He is five seven MAX.



Anyone can come on here and write statements like that, or that they read he was 5'6 3/4 in a magazine, or the next door neighbours uncle has stood next to him and say he's 5'6 - Where's the proof? The reality is, stood next to guys like Stiller and Pena in the 5'6-5'7 range, Cruise ALWAYS look taller. Rob listing looks accurate.



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Mayfairman says on 26/Oct/14


He is five seven MAX.



Realisme says on 25/Oct/14


Oke example if Tom cruise is 1.75 cm than is that not much. So beter 1.75 cm than 1.70 cm but it's all short height it's nothing :)

Will says on 25/Oct/14


The 5'9" claims for Cruise comes from him wearing lifts aka high heeled shoes. Cruise is still a minimum height of 5'7". Though a weak 5'8" for Tom is possible.



Heylo says on 24/Oct/14


John, depends on where you are in the world. Mostly in the western countries overall, your statement wouldn't really apply. 5'7-5'8 is definitely considered short in the Scandinavian countries + some countries further down like Germany or Holland. You will as a average 5'9-5'10 man (most usual height in Europe overall?) be feeling pretty short in those countries too. You must be about 5'11 to feel average.



It's the same thing in Hollywood basically if not even worse. If you are under 5'10, you will be seen as short by the public. If you're not 6ft, you are not tall according to Hollywood. Hollywood influence a big part of the world which means that even if you're country has an average height of 5'9, you must be almost 6ft to be considered tall. That's how ****ed up it is.



Tom Cruise is therefor with his height very short for a male actor in Hollywood. But if we are talking statistical facts, then he isn't very short compared to the average height in the US. But pop culture makes us perceive things differently, therefor, Tom Cruise is seen as a short/very short man. That's the truth.

Realist says on 23/Oct/14


Well yeah in Germany i felt the men are very tall. But i was at least strong 2 inches on most women in Germany at 5'7.5-.75. So i'd say avg. German woman looks about 5'4.75. In Netherlands yeah i was dwarfed by both. Plenty of 5'8 plus women with heels, and men tell me if u find a guy below 182. Very few women below 165 cm. Most women looked between 169-174. Short guys forget dutch girls, but u can still hit it with German women. Though British women are not that tall. Probably the best choice since i speak English.



MST says on 21/Oct/14


@Realisme - I read that the Germans and Dutch are quite tall. I am afraid that I would feel very small, since I'm only 5'3"!

Good source of info says on 21/Oct/14


I heard a while back that he is 5 foot 2 sounds really hard to believe but if u think about how many people question his height then it is believable



Markus from Italy says on 21/Oct/14


Tom's 171 in my opinion...just like me. Excellent actor anyhow!

John says on 20/Oct/14


5ft 7in or 5ft 8in isn't really short it's below average.

5ft 5in or 5ft 6in is short but in a normal short range.

Below 5ft 5in would be noticeably short.



Realisme says on 19/Oct/14


If he is 172cm than is that not very short, but if you in germany than is under the 1.76 cm a very short height:)

JB says on 17/Oct/14


Tom is pretty average for his age. I mean people must forget that he's a middle aged man now. Christ, I'm 5'8" and the average middle aged men I see are around my height.



andre says on 17/Oct/14


Guys stop this he is using lifts he is the same height as justin bieber 5ft6.9

with boots he is 5ft7.5

184.3cm says on 16/Oct/14


A guy who stands 172cm could pass for 173cm with posture and good footwear easily. Cruise even claims 5'9 because he wears lifts.



Voiceless Dental Fricative says on 16/Oct/14


Cruise is around the same height as Rob. Probably less than an inch shorter.







I used to be skeptic to the 5'8ers, but the Pena pics won me over. That said, there are other times where he looks closer to 5'7 flat. He may be a 170cm guy that disguises it with habitually good posture and strong footwear.

Parker says on 14/Oct/14


Can't see how its possible for him to be under 5'7. Cruise and Stiler's shoes look standard, Stiller is shorter with ground advantage

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More side by side from the same day

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Stiller and MJF

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the shredder says on 13/Oct/14


Platforms add 3 inches not 1.75 and when does he wear them?

the shredder says on 13/Oct/14


I love how Danimal measured him.



truth178cm says on 13/Oct/14


170-172cm, no more no less, 5ft7.5

jamie179cm says on 13/Oct/14


@Danimal yes i think hes 169cm



Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 13/Oct/14


5ft8.5 out of bed

Danimal says on 13/Oct/14


keith says on 12/Oct/14

5 foot 8.5



Yeah, in platform shoes maybe. He's 5'6 3/4".



keith says on 12/Oct/14


5 foot 8.5

Parker says on 12/Oct/14


Some nore of Ruffalo and Cruise

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Realist says on 11/Oct/14


Ruffalo's posture is usually bad and his shoes are humble. Cruise on the other hand is more aware. But 5'7.25 isn't impossible for Ruffalo. But i think Eisenberg is taller than this guy by .25 inch.

Parker says on 11/Oct/14


Realist says on 8/Oct/14

i think he is 1/4 or fraction under people like Eisenberg and Ruffalo.



In the pics I've seen of Tom and Ruffalo, its the opposite.Ruffalo looks a smidge under Cruise



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184.3cm says on 9/Oct/14


Being short doesnt make you inferior. This is a site about height and most people here want to know the true heights and so there are debates no need to be rude about it Sid. It seems most agree hes somewhere 170-172cm. So solid to strong 5'7.

Realist says on 8/Oct/14


Yeah i wont go with 5'7.75, 5'7.25-5'7.5 is more likely than range, i think he is 1/4 or fraction under people like Eisenberg and Ruffalo. He has'nt lost height yet imo, Downey may have lost due to drugs and all that, but not this guy. He is still a solid 5'7 but not 5'8, bit of an overlisting Rob, i think you can have him same as Stephen Dorff or someone. 5'7.25 is the best listing, not under 5'7. Katie Holmes looks about 5'8.5.



sid says on 7/Oct/14


Tom has proved height doesn't matter..so did many others like Dustin Hoffman..he may be 5'7 but after you've achieved so much, that would be the last thing anyone would think about...stop attacking his height and get a life.

jamie179cm says on 7/Oct/14


look you can tell by his body structures his not over a 170cm i think tom height is 169cm though



Fan says on 7/Oct/14


@evil Tom cruise look 1.71/1.72 but he is 1.72/1.73 i have the same height as tom cruise and bodyframe i know.

evil says on 6/Oct/14


I saw edge of tomorrow, and he seemed to be the same height as emily blunt, maybe 1/2 inch taller, so i think emily blunt 170-171cm, tom 171-172cm



sankalp says on 5/Oct/14


he's 5ft 7in tall for sure ,I've seen him infront of me and he was just a couple of inches shorter than me as i'm 5ft 8.5 in solid barefoot!!

The Shredder says on 5/Oct/14


andre , sorry but he is not anywhere as low as 5'6.5.



Andrew M says on 4/Oct/14


Whatever height he is, no-one can question how well he's done as an actor.

I don't know, I like Tom Cruise. Sure he follows a weird "religion", and he did cause controversy when he expressed his views on psychiatry and anti-depressants, but hell, many followers of religions have what could be considered controversial beliefs, e.g. anti-abortion, anti-euthanasia;

but he's never actually done anyone any harm, has he?

Yes he's had failed marriages, but I don't recall any ill-will between him and his ex-wives, and he stays involved with his kids.

And as well as reportedly calling all the directors and producers "Sir" or "Madam", he always seems to try to shake the hands of as many fans as possible at opening nights!

So as stars go, I don't think he's doing too badly, do you?

Parker says on 4/Oct/14


Has never looked shorter than 5'7 to me.



andre says on 4/Oct/14


Rob i'm sorry but Tom is 5ft6.5 you need too understand he uses boots too look like 5ft7.5

Len says on 3/Oct/14


Has never looked taller than 5'7", really.



the shredder says on 3/Oct/14


He looks taller than 5'7 even in the outsiders.

snath says on 2/Oct/14


5 foot 6 max lol



he is not 5 8



im 5 8 and i know I'm taller you can tell by his shoulders

and how high his shoulders reach



with lifts he's 5 foot 9 these pictures above prove it



Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 1/Oct/14


Rob, do you still think Cruise is near 5ft8?

[Editor Rob: he's nearer 5ft 8 than big G, that's a fact!]


Fan says on 30/Sep/14


This man is 1.72 meters.



JimmyDizzleDean says on 29/Sep/14


My buddy works on film sets and has met Cruiser a few times. They are both 5'7" flat. So not too far off.

John says on 29/Sep/14


I would say worldwide 5ft 6in and under is the start of short for a man.

5ft 7in and 5ft 8in are below average but aren't in the really short range, anything under 5ft 5in would be in that category.



Nazo says on 29/Sep/14


@MrTrueMan tom is clearly 5ft 7,75 inches

Dmeyer says on 28/Sep/14


Évén taugh he look 5'9 or a slidge more in person at Times 5'7.5 is very possible



184.3cm says on 28/Sep/14


Always thought 170 -171 cm. He always looks short and his lifts dont help. Just draws attention to his short amrms and torso.

MrTrueMan says on 28/Sep/14


Oke guys No lies anymore ! Here is the real height of tom cruise and katie holmes on barefoot.



Click Here



So Tom cruise is 1.72m and Katie holmes is 1.73 about 1.74.



No more lies no more nonsense guys !



Andrea says on 28/Sep/14


In fact, 2.5 inches lifts would make him near 5'10 and look like a solid 5'9 person... It's not that difficult to understand. Anywhere between 5'7 and 5'7.75 is possible!

SAMMY DERRICK says on 27/Sep/14


I was talking to a friend years ago,and we reached the subject of height.He told me that TOM CRUISE IS 5'7!!!AND I WAS IN SHOCK!!!AND I ASKED,"5'7 OR 5'11?

AND IT'S 5'7.Tom is a good looking and talented actors who has dated tall sexy women so stop feeling insecure about your height.



Truehuman says on 27/Sep/14


1.72 1.72 1.72 1.72 2.72

jamie179cm says on 26/Sep/14


Andrea tom wouldn't just wear 1.5 lifts he would wear 2.0 or 2.5 lifts maybe even more at times



jamie179cm says on 26/Sep/14


Nicolas and Azad why can't he look 5ft10 in lifts not to mention he doesn't have a body frame of a 5ft7.75

Azad says on 25/Sep/14


Rob say Tom is 5ft. 7.75 in, but nobody believe him?



Oke he is absoluty 1.72



lol93 says on 25/Sep/14


There is no way a guy like Tom Cruise would go to an event without wearing some sort of lift ,I've changed my mind and I think he is around 5'6-5'6.5

Andrea says on 25/Sep/14


Dont you think guys like Robert DJ or Vin Diesel have worn those shoes sometimes? I mean, i dont know how they'd appear or how they would walk in, so i ask you that. Only thing i know is these guys have worn some ridicolous footwear in the past and they probably wouldn't give a f€$k if they were too obvious!

[Editor Rob: they might have gone into 2.5-3 range, but near 3.8 inches is a massive boot, they might walk a bit more funny in them. Downey Jr has worn the biggest footwear, he's probably touched 3-3.5 range at times.]




Nicolas says on 24/Sep/14


In my eyes he is 5ft 7.75 inch and not under.....

Andrea says on 23/Sep/14


A person, to appear 5'9, has to be around 5'10 shoes (in this case lifts) on! Dmeyer said he looked a solid 5'9 guy, so he's gotta be at least 5'7.5 barefoot, 5'7 flat maybe is too low as 5'8 is too high... So, he must be somewhere between 5'7 and 5'8. 5'7.75 is the most he could be...

[Editor Rob: one thing is, these actors aren't wearing the really huge elevators, they are too obvious. Although imagine they did, you can see in my latest video Beside Jenny that the Dons Elevator Shoes easily match a platform heeled girl...]




jamie179cm says on 23/Sep/14


Andrea exactly a legit 5ft7.75 guy can pull of looking 5ft10 in lifts i think tom true height is around 169cm 170cm

Connor183 says on 23/Sep/14


If hes 5ft 9 in lifts then hes no more than 5ft 7 barefeet, like jamie said he would have to be 5ft 10 in the lifts to be a true 5ft 7.75 guy which he is clearly not he needs a downgrade Rob i think deep down you know he isnt almost your height.



Me says on 22/Sep/14


He looks 5'10 most of the time

Andrea says on 22/Sep/14


Well, a reliable visitor like Dmeyer said he looked like a 5'9-5'9.25 in person, of course with lifts on... Which means he's gotta be near 5'10 in lifts, so lets say he had 2.5 inches lifts on, that makes him near 5'7.5-5'7.75, as listed. Anywhere between 5'7 and 7.75 is possible, IMO... 5'7.5 might be bang on! Still a short guy...



jamie179cm says on 21/Sep/14


Connor183 glad you agree with me(: Italio if he is 5ft7.75 why can't he pull of a 5ft10 look? hes no more than 5ft7

Italio says on 21/Sep/14


It's very simple: Tom cruise is 5ft 7,75 inches



Parker says on 19/Sep/14


Just watched 'Edge of Tomorrow'



Bill Paxton 5'11

Tom Cruise 5'8

Emily Blunt 5'7

Connor183 says on 18/Sep/14


Im starting to agree with jamie, yeah Katie is probably closer to 5ft 8-8.5 range.



jamie179cm says on 17/Sep/14


arch stanton because Katie not 5ft9 she 5ft8 imo she is a inche taller than tom. so tom is 5ft7 same as Diaz tom and Diaz are both 170cm imo besides if tom was 172cm why can't he pull off a 5ft10? look in lifts a legit 172cm guy can pull off 5ft10 look in lifts

jamie179cm says on 17/Sep/14


arch stanton because Katie not 5ft9 she 5ft8 imo she is a inche taller than tom. so tom is 5ft7 same as Diaz tom and Diaz are both 170cm imo besides if tom was 172cm why can't he pull off a 5ft10 look in lifts a legit 172cm guy can pull off 5ft10 look in lifts



jamie179cm says on 17/Sep/14


arch stanton because Katie not 5ft9 she 5ft8 imo she is a inche taller than tom. so tom is 5ft7 same as Diaz tom and Diaz are both 170cm imo besides if tom was 172cm why can't he pull off a 5ft10 look in lifts a legit 172cm guy can pull off 5ft10 look in lifts

Brad says on 16/Sep/14


Parker's barefoot shot is the best and has always been when posted.



Arch Stanton says on 16/Sep/14


@Connor, yeah but if she is near 5 ft 9 how could he be 5 ft 7 flat when he's not even an inch shorter than her in sandals with height advantage? Parker's photo pretty much shows he not under 5'7.5".

Will says on 15/Sep/14


5'7 1/2" is a good estimate for Tom. He is still short compared to the average American male, which is 5'9".



The Male+2" Scheme says on 15/Sep/14


The majority of guys claim to be two inches taller than they really are. It's damn near standard

truth178cm says on 15/Sep/14


@5ft7 bro that makes perfect logical sense LOL he is the same height as you just deal with it. Maybe 0.5 taller but nothing more.



5ft7 bro says on 14/Sep/14


I think hes really 5'9 because hes a cool guybro and he deserves that

Dan says on 14/Sep/14


Rob, do you think at his peak he could have reached 175 cm out of bed?



michaeljrocks says on 14/Sep/14


I agree with REALIST that there is no correlation with height in regards to being an action star. If feet & inches equalled box office success then Steven Seagal & Dolph Lundgren would be bigger action stars than Tom Cruise, Mark Wahlberg, Jet Li & Bruce Lee.

Michael says on 14/Sep/14


Tom is 5ft 7 so? Everybody happy ? Tom maried 10 times and is very rich. Respect for him and don't hate him peoples:)



Connor183 says on 13/Sep/14


I dont know Arch ive not looked at her much in a long time but i can believe shes in the 5ft 8.5-5ft 9 range she looks tall to me.

Arch Stanton says on 13/Sep/14


Agreed Parker and I didn't realise she had something on her feet which adds a bit, Connor, do you still see 5'7" max barefoot next to Katie?



Arch Stanton says on 13/Sep/14


Radcliffe would be lucky to see 5'5 in the morning Connor!

The Shedder says on 13/Sep/14


Rob , what does Tom look with Curtis Armstrong?

[Editor Rob: over 5ft 7]




Realist says on 12/Sep/14


@PLB My foot that action heroes have to be tall. Its been proven since 1940s from Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, James Cagney, Mark Wahlberg, McAvoy, Cruise, Renner, Marlon Brando (he was'nt actually short infact upper average in the 50s). More In for u bro, Dustin Hoffman, Pacino want more if not enough ? Oh bonus Ruffalo, Eisenberg. Joaquin Phoenix (again though a lower average guy not a short guy). I do agree below 5'8 is a shortish height but does not prove a persons capabilities. Wait 2 more guys : Salman Khan and Sharukh Khan the greats from the motherland. Salman would crush anyone here within in 10 minutes.

PLB says on 11/Sep/14


Cruise is plenty tall enough for almost any job - except basketball player and movie hero. If he weren't playing action heroes in films it wouldn't come up.



Mia says on 11/Sep/14


Diaz is at least 5'8", same for Katie Holmes. Cruise is a legit 5'7" at most.

Connor183 says on 11/Sep/14


Rob Daniel Radcliffe is pretty short is he like in the 5ft 5-5ft 6 range?



Aaaron says on 10/Sep/14


@backfiring i 'm sure jay morgan is 1.71 but he have bighead if he was 1.72 about 1.73 than he had a long neck. But tom cruise is real 1.72 about 1.73 he have a long neck

italianoGuy says on 10/Sep/14


Rob, i say al the time a year ago and this year! tom cruise is 1.72 about 1.73 cm but nobody believeme :) he look maybe 1.71 about 1.72 but he is 1.72 about 1.73 he have a LOW SHOULDERS AND LONG NECK !



backfiring says on 10/Sep/14


Took a while, Rob, but I did this for you and all the people out there! I am certain Tom Cruise is 172 centimetres, maybe 173 at tallest. Check this out! Hope you like it! Click Here

[Editor Rob: good stuff big Jay, almost 5ft 8, just like Gl..I mean Tom :)]


Parker says on 10/Sep/14


Arch Stanton says on 9/Sep/14

Well, I'm trying to prove a point Andrea, Cruise is only an inch shorter than Katie barefoot...



Not even an inch IMO...

Click Here



Arch Stanton says on 9/Sep/14


Well, I'm trying to prove a point Andrea, Cruise is only an inch shorter than Katie barefoot...

Connor183 says on 9/Sep/14


Arch in that pic Katie looks like a giantess compared to Daniel, she makes him look like a kid, he is short.



Andrea says on 8/Sep/14


Hell, Arch. You could have chosen another pic of Daniel and Katie together... He looks like a child there. Of course, she's gaining a lot of height from that angle. I took a look at better pics and she can look near 6 inches taller than him at that event. Anything between 5'8 and 5'9 i think is fair for her. Too bad there aren't much pictures of Tom and her barefoot on a flat ground...

Try says on 8/Sep/14


172.5 cm 100%



Dog says on 8/Sep/14


He's 5' 8". Can often look taller though.

Arch Stanton says on 8/Sep/14


@Connor. Barefoot next to Katie Holmes who looks like Click Here

next to Daniel Radcliffe he was barely an inch shorter. Now there's a case for her being 5'8.5" as she's said 5 ft 9 and 5 ft 8 but I'd be very surprised if he measured as low as G on a stadio or even near it..



truth178cm says on 7/Sep/14


170-172cm is what he is, classic 5ft7 guy.

Parker says on 6/Sep/14


Here's a pic of Diaz and Cruise from Top Gear

Click Here



Another one with Diaz in flats with ground advantage.

Click Here

With similar footwear

Click Here



Agree with Arch - similar height



jamie179cm says on 6/Sep/14


Brad i think diaz is around 5ft7

Connor183 says on 6/Sep/14


Arch you are fooled by his footwear he is not almost 5ft 8 barefeet i cant see him being over 5ft 7 he's barely taller than G!, Diaz is taller than Cruise she looks closer to the 5ft 7.75-5ft 8 range than Cruise does, he is not a 5ft 7.75 guy, no where near it, i bet on a thousand pounds if in a pic Cruise would be an inch shorter than Rob.



177cmGuy says on 5/Sep/14


I can't see cruise any shorter than 170cm.

Arch Stanton says on 5/Sep/14


@Brad, Diaz is definitely shorter than Kelly Slater who is somewhere between 5 ft 8 and 9. Diaz can look a little under 5 ft 8 at times, I think actually she'd measure very similar to Cruise.



Brad says on 5/Sep/14


Diaz is 5' 8" at the least.

SaveUsY2J says on 4/Sep/14


But she looks almost identical to 5'8.5 listed Rosamund Pike in similar-sized heels next to Tom in the photos at the top of the page. And it can't be because Pike is also overlisted; she never looks shorter than 5'8.



jamie179cm says on 4/Sep/14


saveusy2j ok 5ft6 maybe a bit too far for diaz but 5ft7 is reasonable she doesn't look 5ft8 to me

SaveUsY2J says on 2/Sep/14


Lol Cameron Diaz 5'6. This downgrading endemic is getting pathetic.



Brad says on 2/Sep/14


Cruise is a weak 5' 8" at best. Diaz is the same as Pike & Holmes above.

Voiceless Dental Fricative says on 1/Sep/14


His height does vary in appearance. But I think the Pena pics make it HIGHLY unlikely he's under 5'7. He's probably around the listing here. Just south of 5'8.



jamie179cm says on 31/Aug/14


Brad i think Diaz is between 5ft6 and 5ft7 aswell as cruise

Brad says on 31/Aug/14


Diaz & Tom take off their footwear you'd see about the same height.



jamie179cm says on 31/Aug/14


lol93 i agree with tom bing 168cm or 170cm but i think diaz could be 5ft7

lol93 says on 31/Aug/14


Just look the picture above cameron diaz is 5'8 and she is wearing heels,tom cruise is wearing boot lifts,look at their height difference and tell me that tom is more than 5'7 ,he is somewhere from 168 to 170



jamie179cm says on 31/Aug/14


connor183 i agree 5ft6 is just short and 5ft4 is very short lol you type in jamieorr4 its ok your used to that name

Connor183 says on 31/Aug/14


oops sorry jamie i forgot you changed your username to jamie179cm, my bad.



Connor183 says on 31/Aug/14


@jamieorr4 well 5ft 6 is quite short but not that short like 6ft is quite tall but not that tall, very short is defo 5ft 2-5ft 4.

jamie179cm says on 30/Aug/14


connor183 a true small height is about 5ft6 imo



jamie179cm says on 30/Aug/14


connor183 your right rob looks like a legit 5ft8 guy but not cruise

jamie179cm says on 30/Aug/14


i think the most realistic height for cruise are 169cm or 170cm but still 168cm is still possible though



Brad says on 29/Aug/14


SS is for 65+, retired. SS is a mad guy in lifts. Cruise had a 5' 6.5" G owned easy. Bieber in Bieber Boots would own him. Miley Cyrus in heels.

Connor183 says on 29/Aug/14


@aaron1981 nah 173cm aint small, its almost average height but not small it really isnt far from average only like 2.5cm off, 5ft 8-5ft 8 1/8 is borderline average, true small is 5ft 2-5ft 4 for men, but 5ft 8 for women is defo tall though.



Normal Norman says on 29/Aug/14


5' 7.5". No less than that anyway.

aaron1981 says on 29/Aug/14


@connor183 1.73 is a small height is not much. 1.76 is the average height and is normal.



Connor183 says on 29/Aug/14


@jamieorr4 you know what you could be right mate a weak 5ft 7 for Cruise is quite possible but he does look near enough 5ft 7, i dont get why guys on here think he's just below average height, Rob is a perfect example of a weak average height man at 173cm, Cruise is no where near it he looks short or shortish, he's no where near almost 5ft 8, G and Cruise have something in common.

Erica says on 29/Aug/14


I look all him pictures. He is 5ft 7.75 inches that is the true.



Brad says on 28/Aug/14


I see, a height impaired actor who loves boxing had enough of his grapher New York non shamrock shakes. I knew his handle it went under and never returned, lot of negatives. You'd have to ask Todd Where Man? or Meal Fatsby about changed...they know all the G's in NYC hustlin' fer graphs in New York. Cruise looks 5' 10" in lifts.

Connor183 says on 28/Aug/14


Rob what is SS?

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