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Viggo Mortensen's Height is 5ft 10.75in (180 cm)

US Actor from Lord of the Rings and A History of Violence.
Comment on the Height of Viggo Mortensen

C said on 19/Oct/15
I think in the road he looked a solid 5'11.5
Judd ISR said on 11/Sep/15
I am a great fan of the lord of the rings Peter jackson's movie the first trilogy, Viggo does look a strong 5'11" and a couple of times even taller...for example with Liv Tyler in the first movie he has maybe 2" on her, and in the return of king face to face with Hugo Weaving there're less than 2.5-3" between they, considering that Weaving is at least 6'1.5"...
However I think he is 5'10.75-11"...this listing sounds good...maybe in the lord he had thick shoes or boots
cole said on 14/Jan/15
@Editor Rob: Haha yeah, who would have thought he could even age. Still rocking that fabulous Aragorn hair though!
cole said on 13/Jan/15
@Editor Rob: Do you think he could have lost a smidge?
[Editor Rob: now in his mid 50's yes there is a chance of a small fraction lost.

Man you know you're getting old when guys like Viggo are approaching 60 soon!]
Richard said on 10/Jan/15
Been watching all the LOTRs recently and been noticing his height a lot - it's weird because everyone here seems to be stressing the same height over and over again and debating between .5 of an inch! To me, he can look either slightly shorter OR slightly taller than Orlando Bloom, and always very slightly taller than McKellan, as would be expected if McKellan was hunching with age. I'd say that it's best to view his height as between 5'10 and 5'11, even between those two you're not going to notice very much difference, and when you consider footwear, changing posture, hairstyles and shrinking/growing (with rest) during the day you're going to get almost nowhere trying to determine which fine gradation he hits.
Perhaps I'm buyust in saying this, I have a friend who claims 5'10, I claim 5'11 but there is no discernible difference in height between us two, people think we're exactly the same. I have no doubt he's been measured at 5'10, and me at 11, but with his bigger hair and both our changing postures there is literally too little in it to call.
Point is we'd all like to know the exact number, but I think trying to argue within half an inch is a never ending cycle, because no one had an exact height...
Sam said on 2/Jan/15
I bet he and Matthew McConaughey are the same exact same height, both could have feasibly be 5'10.75"-5'11", no shorter or taller. Conicidentally, I've recently seen them both overacting (and playing basically the same character) early on in their careers in Texas Chainsaw Masscare sequels.
Moris said on 21/Nov/14
5'11 flat to me
bob sagat said on 14/Oct/14
179-180 cm is perfect height for a guy
truth said on 16/Aug/14
wow Charlie you have some issues lol
truth said on 16/Aug/14
nah he did not shrink at all...maybe 0.25 to 0.5, today he looks closer to 5ft10, 5ft10.5 peak.
Ashley said on 3/Aug/14
WOW I always thought he was like 6'2", he has that Nordic look, very tall, thin, blue eyes, and handsome ^_^ mmmmm
cesar said on 27/Jul/14
Really?! He does look like 175cm(or less) in The Indian Runner...
Tim said on 23/Jul/14
Looks about 5-10.5, but for now he is not young, and I believe that he was a solid 5-11 or even 5-11.5 back in the days...
Charlie said on 8/Jul/14
If that really is his son he chosed the ugliest mother for his son. Or most likely its not his son at all. Not trying to sound mean but its the most likely options...
cole said on 20/May/14
5'10.5 just seems more accurate, but 5'10.75 is OK.
steven said on 14/May/14
I just stumbled upon this pic:
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John said on 6/Apr/14
5'11", not the strongest 5'11" in the world but near enough. Doesn't strike me as a guy who would lie about his height from what I've heard. His son looks 187-188 range, maybe. Looks nothing like his father.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Mar/14
Although Doyle Dykes is hardly skinny or chiselled , still compared to his son! Larry Carlton's son Travis is the most extreme one though, Larry's 5'11-6 and was rake thin in the 80s, his son is 5'6" max and 350 pounds I'd say.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Mar/14
Always amazes me how many skinny "chiselled" famous men have fat sons who look little like them! Larry and Travis Carlton, Doyle and Caleb Dykes etc...
Mr. R said on 27/Mar/14
Look at Viggo and his son

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Viggo has said a number of times that his son is 6-2. Based on this, Viggo is a weak 5-10.5
Arch Stanton said on 14/Jan/14
He does look 6 ft next to Liv Tyler and Ian Mckellan in LOR but maybe they were conscious of his height in relation to Liv and carefully monitored it.
Balrog said on 20/Aug/13
Always looking between 5'10" and 5'11". 179cm is better but this is possible for him.
G said on 14/Jun/13
I stood next to him in Dulles airport while waiting for a flight,yes he flew commercial, and yes he was 5'10"...with cowboy boots!! Lol! I felt much better about myself since I'm near 6'2"! Thanks
Len said on 12/May/13
I think you can give him 5'11". He looks it in almost everything he's been in.
Average Joe said on 7/Apr/13
Click Here 5'10 flat, or upgrade Sean Bean to 6ft.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jan/13
Looks a legit 5'11 flat guy to me.
Hew said on 16/Jan/13
This listing is bang on accurate. I just saw some pictures from when me and my family met him in Copenhagen in the summer of 2001. He seemed close to 5'11 in those pics. I was around 4'11 myself at the time as I was only 11 years old and he looked to have 1ft on me, he also looked roughly 0.5" taller tahn my dad who was 5'10.25 at the time.
Dmeyer said on 13/Jan/13
He looks more 5'10.75-11 than 5'10.5
Silent d said on 30/Oct/12
Aragorn 5\'11 said on 20/Oct/12
Viggo Mortensen is 5'11. (Hence my nickname)
little sue said on 13/Sep/12
I would say 5ft 10, he looks well over an inch shorter than Micheal Fassbender in A Dangerous Method
Dmeyer said on 5/Aug/12
Rob when you list someone 5'10.75 it means there is a possibility they are 5'10.5 because if there was a chance of full 5'11 you will list them that
[Editor Rob: I think at times he can look 5ft 11 or 10.5]
Godred said on 10/Feb/12
He`s nothing over 5`10 - always looks average.
Sasha said on 5/Feb/12
At least 5'11". In "The Lord of the Rings" he has at least 1.5" over Liv Tyler.
SIlent d said on 24/Jan/12
robbie h said on 12/Oct/07
he looked 6ft in LOTR
Ed said on 24/Sep/07
I just saw Cassel has been downgraded to 6ft1.25, which would fit pretty close to the height difference between him and Mortensen. However, I don't get how he looked taller than Clive Owen(6ft2) in Derailed, unless Owen's not a full 6ft2?
Ed said on 23/Sep/07
Viggo looked about 2 inches shorter than Vincent Cassel(6ft2) in Eastern Promises which I just saw. If he's 5ft11, Cassel was looking tops 6ft1 in the movie. They both also dressed very simlarly in suits and modestly heeled dress shoes. Strange!
Krug said on 17/Jul/07
Why the hell would you wear lifts if 5-11 just to reach 6 feet? Why not just wear thick soled boots?
Peet said on 17/Apr/07
Hmmm, he taller than Liv Tyler about 0.5 cm - 1 cm. 5'10''-5'10.5'' is sure for him.
Anonymous said on 12/Apr/07
about 5,11 and 12 stone
Pete said on 21/Mar/07
hes 5-11 with regular shoes on. On premiers he wears lifts to reach 6 feet.
Anonymous said on 11/Mar/07
From the pics I seem of him and in comparison to other actors (i.e. Lords of the Rings), I think Viggo is 5'10" barefoot, and 5'11 with normal shoes. It is possible that his publicists make him wear lifts during premieres or public presentations which is common in Hollywood. For example, I have seem pictures of Viggo with Urban in which there is only two inches of difference between their heights.
anthony said on 24/Feb/07
yeah right i agree i just saw him 10 min ago in main street santa monica iam 5'9 hes 5'11 sure
Rob said on 16/Feb/07
I saw Viggo in Baeza (Spain) in 2005 when he was doing the Alatriste´s movie. I am 5´9 and he was about 5´11. Sure
Heightcritique said on 26/Jan/07
I just saw the Movie Captain ALATRISTE wih Mortensen and he looks of average-tall height. I think that 5'11" is right on the money. By the way, it is a good movie. It is more enjoyable if you speak at least a little Spanish.
G-unit said on 3/Jan/07
he looks 5'11 atleast.
Leung said on 5/Nov/06
In my opinion looks a solid 5’11”. In ‘A History of Violence’ he appears only 2-3 inches shorter than 6’2” William Hurt.
Jason said on 17/Oct/06
I seem to recall Viggo listed as 5'10 1/2'' somewhere.
Ed said on 6/Oct/06
Good pic Antron, it really shows the difference between Mortensen and Bloom, who I agree is probably only about 5ft9.5 without his boots.
Ed said on 28/Sep/06
Haven't seen Alatriste yet, I'd like to, but I'm not sure when it will be released in the states. I guess he is somewhere between 5ft10 and 5ft11, I've looked but I haven't seen a single listing for him other than 5ft11. Some pics of him do make him look small, and one interview I read described him as being very lean and of average height. Last time I checked 5ft11 wasn't average height except overseas like the Netherlands, I always thought in America average was between 5ft9 and 5ft10.
Gonzalo said on 27/Sep/06
He turned a movie in Spain, Alatriste. He was taller than writer Pérez Reverte, who I have seen in the flesh and was 5`10. Viggo looked at least 5`11 next to Pérez Reverte.
Ed said on 15/Sep/06
Yeah 5ft10 could work UNK, especially when he wears boots(which could put him in the near 6ft range) like in Hidalgo or A History of Violence,towards the end when he goes to visit Hurt's character.
UNK said on 14/Sep/06
He looks pretty close to 5'11" to me. He is always quite a bit taller than 5'5" Maria Bello in Getty Images pics and the movie "A history of Violence". Even when she is in heels at premiers, he lookse a few inches taller.

Unless he is a lifts guy, I think he is at least a solid 5'10".
Ed said on 10/Sep/06
I just saw A Perfect Murder not to long ago, and Michael Douglas(listed at 5ft10, but many consider to be more like 5ft9)was the same height as Viggo. Now, a lot of interviews I've read with Mortensen always describe him, as not being so tall, but rather lean. I'm wondering if Viggo is shorter than 5ft11, more like 5ft9.5 and because he's so lean he looks a lot taller on screen. He does wear cowboy boots in a lot of his films, or at least some variety of boot, which could put him around 5ft11/5ft11.5. 5ft11 barefoot/6ft with shoes is by no means short, so why would people say this?
Ed said on 10/Sep/06
I just saw A Perfect Murder not to long ago, and Michael Douglas(listed at 5ft10, but many consider to be more like 5ft9)was the same height as Viggo. Now, a lot of interviews I've read with Mortensen always describe him, as not being so tall, but rather lean. I'm wondering if Viggo is shorter than 5ft11, more like 5ft9.5 and because he's so lean he looks a lot taller on screen. He does wear cowboy boots in a lot of his films, or at least some variety of boot, which could put him around 5ft11/5ft11.5. 5ft11 barefoot/6ft with shoes is by no means short, so why would people say this?
TNTinCA said on 29/Jun/06
He was definately shorter than Denzel in Crimson Tide. By about an inch. So with Denzel being 6 foot, I think 5'11" is accurate for Viggo.
bella said on 14/May/06
He is half danish - like me :) Danish guys are super tall, well most of them. I believe the average height for danish men is 1.83m - 6"0. Viggo IS 5"11!! Definately not 5"8 or 5"9 ..
Anonymous said on 2/Apr/06
Yeah that was my comment at the bottom. He is 5'11 guys, no dispute. (unless arguing for the 1cm under 5'11)
Ed said on 31/Mar/06
5ft 11 barefeet for Viggo, I agree with Rob's estimates. There is a perfect example of this height by an anonymous quote at the bottom, referring to scenes of Viggo and Liv Tyler in The Two Towers. They are both barefoot in these scenes, and he still has the height advantage of an inch on the 5ft10 Tyler. Worst case scenario she is 5ft9 and he is 5ft10, but that would still make Viggo 5ft11 in shoes and Tyler 5ft10 in shoes, giving weight to the 5ft11 sightings, as well as the fact he wears cowboy boots which have a good 2 inch sole, when he's not strolling around barefoot.
Glenn said on 28/Mar/06
Wow,another bad case of the lifts.fooled me.thanks for that info!
Mr. height critique said on 28/Mar/06
Glenn, 100% sure. I used to work for him and saw him at least four days per week. Don is 5'7" barefoot. Maybe he was 5'8"+ when he was younger or when he was filming Miami Vice, but now he is 5'7" and 5'8" + with shoes depending on the heel. In the Miami Vice episode I mentioned he is about an inch shorter then Viggo, and Viggo is the same height as Phillip (Tubs). Don't take my word for it, watch the episode.
Glenn said on 27/Mar/06
Don looked 5-11 when I met your sure?
Mr. height critique said on 27/Mar/06
Elio, perhaps you are right about the comparison between Viggo and Don Johnson in Miami Vice (Red Tape episode). If Don was wearing 2.5" lifts (which is very possible) then Vigoo is probably @ 5'9 1/2 to 5'10" barefoot, and a little over 5'10" or close to 5'11" with normal shoes. If you have a chance to see the episode you can actually see them standing next to each other and you can tell Viggo is wearing low heeled shoes, and Don? well, suspicious footwear covered by a long hem in his pants.

However, in the same scene Viggo stands next to Phillip Michael Thomas (Tubs) and he is the same height and you can clearly see that they are wearing normal shoes. How tall is Phillip? Finding his height can give a clue of Viggo's true height. Lou Diamond Phillips (6'00" by his own admission)is also in the scene with Viggo, Phillip, and Don, and he towers them by at least two inches.
Elio said on 27/Mar/06
while, he may be slightly under 5'11, I think 5'8" is just ridiculous for this guy.
Anonymous said on 27/Mar/06
I thought he didn't look tall at all in history of violence. All the bad guys were taller. But then again they were really big so I guess he's average height. 5'11 could be true, maybe 5'10.
Mr. height critique said on 27/Mar/06
If you see Viggo in the Miami Vice episode titled red tape, you will notice that he is a little taller than Don Johnson, who I know for a fact is 5'7" barefoot (I used to work for him) and 5'8" with normal shoes. So Viggo is probably 5'8" barefoot and 5'9" with normal shoes. With special made shoes he can reach 5'11" height I suppose.
del Mar said on 17/Mar/06
Mortensen can't have been in Don't look now!? That movie is from 1973! What do you say, Rob?

[Editor Rob: yes, I've no idea why I had that there]
Mr. R said on 13/Oct/05
Viggo has said that the most common thing he hears when people meet him is that "you are much shorter than I thought". My guess is that he may be a little below 5'11".
Zach said on 13/Oct/05
He looked the same height as Michael Douglous in Perfect Murder

[Editor Rob: he did, but then don't trust douglas footwear...]
Viper652 said on 13/Oct/05
I swear, this guy looked like a big 6 footer plus in the History of violence movie. Shocked to see he is only 5-11.
bill said on 5/Oct/05
in a history of violence he seems to be wearing lifts and holding to the hollywood 2" rule 5-11 over there is 5-9 in the rest of the world(but in cm obviously)
Anonymous said on 17/Jun/05
"He came to Iceland sometime ago and a picture can attest his height while standing beside a guy who stands 5'9."
but in the picture he's about 2' shorter than the 5'9" guy. If Viggo is 5'11" then the 5'9" guy must be wearing 4-5 inch heels right?
Sabrina said on 6/Jun/05
He's definitely 5'11. He came to Iceland sometime ago and a picture can attest his height while standing beside a guy who stands 5'9. He went horseback riding with his son and was wearing riding boots which has not more than an inch heels. Judge for yourself. (the text are in Icelandic) but here is a link which has the article translated
Anonymous said on 3/May/05
I think he's 180cm or 5'11. Liv tyler is 5'10 and he was deffinately atleast an inch taller than her in some close up shots in the two towers, where they were both barefoot with feet in plain view.

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