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Willem Dafoe height: 5ft 7in (170 cm)

American actor best known for roles in films such as Spider-Man, Platoon, To Live and Die in LA, The Boondock Saints and Mississippi Burning.
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Jordan says on 31/Oct/14
He always looks small when standing next to other people. On screen, when he's standing by himself, it's easy to think that he's 5'9 because of the camera. But when he stands next to other people, he's usually the smallest one in the picture. I would say he is most likely 5'6. He has a small frame, but it's hard to tell sometimes because of the way he walks and stands in some movies. I had no idea he was that short till I looked at several non-movie pictures and noticed he was always smaller than the people standing next to him.
lelman says on 15/Sep/14
I don't think the measured average would go quite as low at 5ft 8. While 5ft 8 is certainly in the average boundary, I think the average would be between 5ft 9.5 and 5ft 10.5 (UK and US, they're pretty much the same).

What is considered short varies wildly from country to county, person to person. In general I'd say people would consider a 5ft 7 man short, because that's a solid 2 inches below average.
Realist says on 3/Aug/14
Rob do you think he would have made a good Batman in the 80's, i don't know about Bruce Wayne but Batman is all about presence and he has got it all. By the way you might want to add Antichrist and the Grand Budapest Hotel.
Realist says on 10/Jul/14
Rob i feel so happy after seeing this page that not all short men are considered losers and i have a gut feeling that 75 per cent of the oscar nominated people are under 5'10. Every time i get envious of some guys height i see this guy or Sean Penns page and feel like these are oscar winners. Dafoe is just nominated though.
Chris says on 21/Jun/14
I remember him being on the Daily Show recently and Stewart was taller. If Jon Stewart makes you look small, you are really small. :) I'd say 5'6" is accurate.
mande2013 says on 9/Jun/14
Well if men often fib about their height, then could it not possible that the true honest-to-God biological average for a white male is closer to 5'8? I wouldn't find it that hard to believe, because I'm sure the published averages take into account people embellishing their own measurements. 5'10 is more like the average ideal I would say.
LB says on 5/Jun/14
I was next to him in baggage claim of airport in Spain,
he's definitely 5' 7" at most. I was surprised how much
smaller he looked than in the movies.
jtm says on 27/May/14
rob do you think 5'6 or 5'6.5 is possible nowadays?
[Editor Rob: not sure he'd quite be that low]
Realist says on 10/May/14
We think 5'7 is short because 5'5 guys say 5'7. It is certainly below average but nothing to really comment on that.Look at Rob Schneider he claims 5'7 and Rob put him at 5'3.5.
Goose says on 22/Apr/14
Saw him in Soho 15 years ago -5'7 Tops.
JJ says on 15/Mar/14
I met him in Washington, D.C. about 10 years ago and I'd say 5'7" was accurate at that time.
JJ says on 15/Mar/14
I met him in Washington, D.C. about 10 years ago and I'd say 5'7" was accurate at that time.
the shredder says on 15/Mar/14
agree , and was more than 1.25 over danny Trejo , He looks the same as Rob with him.
tony says on 14/Mar/14
Wow. In Animal Factory he looks far more taller than 5'5 Edward Furlong!
Knowitall says on 10/Mar/14
He's five-seven.
5'11" barefoot says on 10/Mar/14
his acting has nothing to do with hieght. He is not a basketball player or athlete so who cares if your all as small as him. Hieght does not distinguish anyone or takeaway from the accomplishments and hard work and effort. So to all you losers who worry about height get a life. Hieght is irrelvant unless you play ball.
ronniecool says on 27/Feb/14
170 does not exist. He is 168,5 cm
Tim says on 28/Dec/13
Weird, he was once listed as 6 ft 2, 188 cm! 5 ft 7 is crazy difference from that claim
Mike T says on 19/Nov/13
Could he of been 5'8" or 5'9" when he was younger Rob, he's 58. And I do agree with 5'7" now, you can see that he's the same height as Tobey Maguire in Spiderman.
bonbonvie says on 1/Nov/13
Saw Mr. Dafoe this evening walking across Wall St. & Water St. Couldn't believe how this tiny man is revered for making so many magnanimous roles!
Sam says on 14/Oct/13
He's definitely right near as intimidating on screen as a skinny 5'7" guy could be.
Arch Stanton says on 11/Oct/13
Looks 5'7" range in The English Patient. Really looks a mean SoaB!
Arch Stanton says on 2/Oct/13
In fact he can look 5'8"-5'9" next to Tom Berenger in PLatoon.
Arch Stanton says on 2/Oct/13
Can look a cm or two taller than this in Platoon.
goose says on 18/Sep/13
saw him on Prince and Sullivan in SOHO NYC. The other posters who have seen him in person are right - 5'7 is appropriate - no more....
Gaz says on 11/Jul/13
Williem with 5'4.5 listed Giada Colagrande Click Here If he he really is 5'7'' as listed his one of the tallest looking 5'7'' guys i have seen.
MortimerCTID says on 29/Jun/13
I stood next to him in the airport the other day. First thing I noticed was how small he was, that and his hair. For someone who has money you would expect a decent appearance. He looked about 5'6/7
mcgiver says on 22/Jun/13
I saw him on the street.; I was very surprised to see how short he was; I think he is around 5'5" to 5"6" TOPS.
posture says on 11/May/13
met him a couple years ago at a restuarant and talked with him. He's 5'7 max (with his shoes on). But prob even shorter because he was wearing some kind of boot looking shoes. He's a small guy. Nice guy though
Height-Right says on 27/Jan/13
To me he looks like 5'7-5'8 (170-173 cm) in Platoon.
Excelsior says on 25/Jan/13
This is spot on. He was NEVER been taller than Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man and Tobey has always been, for the most part, forthcoming about being 5'8".
leonari says on 30/Nov/12
Norry: Can you read whats above. 5'7". Thats his height. Not 5'9". "Ha ha"
Norry says on 29/Nov/12
Ha ha I just saw him at an Air Port. He did not look any taller than 5' 8" or 5' 9".
sam says on 17/Nov/12
5'6" sounds about right. in this picture with charlotte gainsbourg (who's listed as 5'8), he looks about 2 inches shorter: Click Here
Christian says on 8/Nov/12
I stood two meters from him tonight here in Stockholm, Sweden. It is Stockholms Filmfestival and Willem Dafoe got a price called "Stockholm Achievement Award" He is 5'7'' or 5'7.5. When he was standing up on stage I thought he had quite long legs and good proportions and it was really hard to tell his height. He gives an impression of a guy with average height but he is only 170-171 cm.
Maximus Meridius says on 19/Aug/12
Rob he has been listed as 5ft 9.5in in the past is it possible he claimed 5ft 9.5in maybe he wore lifts too appear looking 5ft 9.5in range.
Woland says on 16/Aug/12
He looked short in Platoon and The Last Temptation.
leonari says on 28/Jul/12
Bobo: I only met my postman - he is also 5'9". Defoe is not a tad taller than 170. Rob nailed this one down even though he gives a bigger impression on screen due to his proportions and thinness.
bobo says on 28/Jul/12
I've met him He's 5'9" precisely-eventhough in movies he always seems bigger
the internet is full of people guessing

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