How tall was Adolfo Celi

Adolfo Celi's Height

5ft 10 (177.8 cm)

Italian actor best remembered for role in films such as Thunderball, Amici Miei, The Italian Connection, Grand Prix, Hitler: The Last Ten Days, OK Connery, Danger: Diabolik and Brancaleone at the Crusades.

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Average Guess (3 Votes)
5ft 10.5in (179.1cm)
Arch Stanton said on 23/Mar/17
I can't explain his height being all over the place though!! Nothing else explains it but lifts. In one film The Honeypot he looks 5 ft 9 range then in another can pull off almost 6 ft at times!! He can look anyting from 5 ft 9 to 6 ft, generally looks 5 ft 11.
Arch Stanton said on 19/Mar/17
Yeha it's a tough call on him, because he pulls off looking 180cm quite a lot and that looks right with Nero. But I think he had to have been a regular lift wearer, he slipped up in the Honey Pot!
Editor Rob: arch, you'll sound like James soon!

but, certainly a proportion of men in this business will have worn lifts in films, but I think it is probably smaller than some would make it seem.
Arch Stanton said on 19/Mar/17
@Rob, in Un detective Franco Nero edges him out slightly. I think Nero generally looked 5'11.5 peak, similar sort of height and look to Wagner, though has lost height today of course. I do think it is possible though that Celi wore lifts in most of his films to bump him up to looking 5 ft 11.
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jan/17
This guy was in a HUGE number of late 60s films, he literally had to have been one of the busiest actors in Europe in that period.
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jan/17
5'10 Cliff Roberton on right Click Here That's how it looked in the film too. 1-1.5 inch diff. Adolfo had on a big heel in the film too so if anything would put him at 5 ft 8 range! The only thing is that Cliff could look nearer 5'11 with Rex. Possible he wore lifts.. Can't explain it as if you deduct the big heel Adolfo had on it would make him more 5 ft 8 range in reality and more infitting with how we might think of him!
Editor Rob: he could be similar, certainly is a guy who could go up and down!
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jan/17
@Rob. Mmm, baffled. In The Honey Pot he had on quite a big heeld shoe and still looked a good inch shorter than Cliff Robertson who you have at 5 ft 10. With him and Mggie Smith in that film he looked no more than 5 ft 9. In fact he looked so far off 5 ft 11 in it I would exercise caution with this listing. He might have been a frequent lift wearer.
Arch Stanton said on 7/Jan/17
Yeah he's something in 180-81cm range I think, Watching Grand Prix and there's a scene in a Ferrari factory where he and James Garner walk together and he certainly looks 5'11 ish.
Andrea said on 29/Mar/16
I don't know, Arch. Volonte never struck me as a tall guy, in the few movies i've seen! Maybe a bit above average. But tall? Not really!
He looks 5'10-5'11 next to 5'9 listed Nino Manfredi!
As for Adolfo, look at him in this scene from Amici Miei: Click Here
Doesn't he look a bit too "short" to be 5'11?
Rory said on 29/Mar/16
Rob, ive only seen him in Thunderball but in that film he looks at most an inch shorter than Connery, must have been wearing lifts ?
Editor Rob: I'm not sure he would wear lifts, but I think at times Connery actually could look only 6ft 1 when not standing at his best.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Mar/16
Volonte never looked average though Andrea, he was taller than most guys in his films. A heavy built broad guy like Celi though you'd think more 5 ft 8 or 9 than 5 ft 11, but if you really look at him in comparison to some at times he can look nearer 6 ft!
Andrea said on 25/Mar/16
As far as i remember, he looked average(ish) in Amici Miei... Quite surprising this 5'11 listing but again you have a Gian Maria Volontè at 6' and he looked in the average zone too...
I guess italian people shrunk too, compared to the past!
MJKoP said on 24/Mar/16
Looks a bit like Jay Leno....same height, too!
Arch Stanton said on 23/Mar/16
A very stocky built guy though, you'd think of him as being shorter I think.
Editor Rob: yes, that is a kind of impression he could give, more average than being in 5ft 11 or above range.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Mar/16
Grazie, seems a good shout. You'd guess over 200 pounds too. I'd thought he could look 6 ft at tmes but seeing him with Silva and Wood Strode he looked no more than 5 ft 11. He was getting on in the 70s though.

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