How tall is Al Pacino - Page 2

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Average Guess (86 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 5.81in (167.2cm)
Current: 5ft 4.97in (165cm)
PatB said on 27/Sep/11
I'm sorry that my remerks about Pacino upset some others, but Pacino is not a very good actor and a lot of that preceeds directly from his height - or lack thereof.

Wallace Shawn is tall enough for the parts he plays. So is Danny DeVito. So is The Rock and so was John Wayne. The problem is that Pacino usually plays tough guys and he looks ridiculous. He was much better in Donnie Brasco where he played an underling. But in Heat and Rightous Kill he plays a lead character whereas he's a natural sidekick.

Pacino became famous in the Godfather films. Remember in that plot he is considered not to be a full blown mobster at first. He's the sweet little kid protected by the large scary mobsters. Then he volunteers to kill Sollozzo. Everyone is amazed. That's the drama. The smallest and youngest of the sons turns out to be the toughest and smartest son and ultimately his father's sucessor. Pacino was nearly perfect for that role and that plot. But alas he's much less than perfect for most other movie roles because of his size. He's a tiny, slight guy and now he's a tiny, slight and old guy.

Watch him in Heat. He chews up the scenery. He's playing the leader of an elite police squad made up of normal size cops. He compensates by continuously overacting. No character in that film refers to him as stumpy, or shorty. They act as if he were a normal size cop. Big city street cops used to have to be six feet tall. A cop his age and his size would be remarked upon by his peers.

Pacino cannot play comedy. He was embarassing in Scarecrow, not funny. He can't play drawing room, or board room either, much less musicals. He has been typecast as an ethnic criminal (or cop) and almost all of his famous roles are within that narrow compass. Even that other short actor who was also typecast as a gangster - James Cagney - had some physicality. If Pacino hit you he looks like he'd break his hand.

Pacino shot to fame playing a small civilized guy who improbably becomes a mob leader. He's been too small for almost every role he's played since.
LUCOSO said on 14/Sep/11
this guy is the proof that even short a guy can be really cool
lorne said on 13/Sep/11
DJ says on 11/Sep/11
5'6" peak. 5'4" nowadays.

Your telling me he's lost 2 inches at age 70!?!
The man was 5ft5 at peak, end of story.5ft5.5in MAX.He was never 5'6 without lifts, except maybe, just maybe when he first got out of bed
DJ said on 11/Sep/11
5'6" peak. 5'4" nowadays.
Cwhig said on 4/Sep/11
I'm 5'5". Saw Al Pacino arrive at the theater for a play and he was at least an inch, probably two, under me. Incredibly charming, btw.
Andy said on 27/Aug/11
I saw Pacino at my work 2001. He walked right by me - he was dressed all in black and he had shoes/boots with a "heel" on them. What surprised me is that he was really petite. I swear he could of not been over 5'4
the shredder said on 17/Aug/11
Duvall is hard to pin down ... He looked tall in The godfather for some reason though lol ... I can buy 5'9 though ... Yes Lorne , We should go to New York to get married and Rob can be best man LOL JK !
the shredder said on 16/Aug/11
Sorry guys but Duvall was most likely 5'10 ... Al Pacino imo was about 5'5 in The Godfather ... If not then Brando had monsters on and Cann even bigger monsters
Phil said on 14/Aug/11
Al Pacino is the best. I think he is 5 foot 5.
tell-em said on 13/Aug/11
i dunno about a strong 5'9" peak for duvall. 5'9" flat peak for him makes more sense. he wasn't any taller than robert de niro in TRUE CONFESSIONS and he looked around 5'8" next to ray liotta in JOHN Q. he obviously lost height at that point, but he was 70 and i doubt he lost 1 inch at that point.
the shredder said on 6/Aug/11
Exactly lorne , He was 5'5 in The Godfather ... Brando had an easy 4 " on him .
5'8.76785 said on 6/Aug/11
He has to be 5'5, because even if Duvall and Caan were wearing lifts, Pacino looked so much shorter than both of them. Caan looked like a giant next to him, Pacino barely reached above the tip of his nose. Still, we all knew he was really short anyways, yet he's one of the best actors who ever lived, and probably the one with the most iconic performances in cinema history. How come he only makes 11 million $ per movie, while talented unknown hobos can take 15+ million $???
tell-em said on 4/Aug/11
lorne: you are aware that duvall, caan and brando also wore lifts right? did u see their shoes aswell? i did, and they all had on lifts. pacino was 5'6" peak or real close to it.
Danimal said on 3/Aug/11
5'5.5" PEAK
Today is around 5'4"
tell-em said on 2/Aug/11
if not, then close to it.
tell-em said on 2/Aug/11
was watching the godfather last night. he looked 5'6" next to 5'9" robert duvall. pacino had terrible posture throughout the movie. maybe he was 5'6" peak?
linzo. said on 1/Aug/11
At PatB, in the book Sonny is described as being just under 6ft, making James Caan not far off the mark.
I don't care what height Al is, I still think he's very good looking!
Pepper1939 said on 31/Jul/11
I am 5'4. He is the same as I. Fact.
SpaceInvaduhs said on 31/Jul/11
I think he's 5'5" and change
Christian said on 29/Jul/11
Hey Rob, didn´t you use to have Al listed as 5'4½'' before? Or was it 5'5½''?
Legend said on 24/Jul/11
He's 5'5 and taller Dustin Hoffman. That means since Dustin Hoffman is 5'4 range then Tom Cruise is 5'7 max like I always knew.
LG69 said on 7/Jul/11
5'6" absolute at his peak.
ArjunaKorale said on 1/Jul/11
The guy who said Pacino is around 5ft 8inches (I think his name is Azza) is COMPLETELY DERANGED!!! He is another of these sad people who believe that their heroes need to be tall or of at least average height. Pacino is an ALL TIME GREAT ACTOR & he is SHORT (between 5ft 5 & 5ft 6)! Nothing u say or do can change that!
tell-em said on 27/Jun/11
lol 5'8" midget size. azza. what planet are yo from?
the shredder said on 26/Jun/11
Azza says on 25/Jun/11
Al Pacino definetly could have been 5'8 at peak straight out of bed/in the morning. 5'8 isn't impossible and is still very very short. 173cm is midget

LOL in that case Brando pulled off looking 6'1 .
SL9 said on 26/Jun/11
173cm is not "midget" it is average height in most of Europe and the rest of the world.
the shredder said on 25/Jun/11
I know Ill get comments at me ... IMO even in The Godfather I think he was like 5'5 ... He looked too short next to average height men Like Brando and Cann . Brando was measured 5'8 and 3/4 at 17 , He had 5 " on Al Pacino .
ArjunaKorale said on 24/Jun/11
Many years ago (1990s!) in an interview I read that he was 5ft 5.5inches tall and the magazine said that he was a half inch taller than Dustin Hoffman who was himself listed as 5ft 5inches. But sadly, I don't know how accurate the magazine was!
Leisa said on 23/Jun/11
I use the doorknob trick. If you do not see a door use a table to measure a person. Al as much as I love him is not close to 5'6", even in his younger days. 5'5" maybe if he had some help. Watch Panic In Needle Park. Compare him to the table and the actor who played Gomez in the ADDAMS FAMILY movies and you can see just how short he is. Although the table is higher than your average dinner table, it comes to about mid abdominal area to Al. He was still beautiful. Just glad I saw Bobby Deerfield first or I might not have had the big enduring crush I have on Al Pacino.
Haters said on 20/Jun/11
"Men measure from toe to head and God measures form head to sky"... obviously Al Pacino measurement is from head to sky...therefore all you knuckleheads are
way off...
Christine said on 17/Jun/11
I saw Al in between takes while shooting a movie. He had on lifts even with the lifts he looked like he was around 5'7 but he had lifts on. So I would say 5'5 now and if you notice all the leading ladies are not any taller than 5'4 except michelle and she had to stand against the wall when they were together.
Will said on 13/Jun/11
Al Pacino is 5'5". End of story people.
Ken Kaniff said on 13/Jun/11
he was more than 4 inches shorter than 5'9" James Cann . 5'6" MAX as peak

5'5" now a days
the shredder said on 9/Jun/11
He is short , 5'5.5 when he was younger ... Him next to the Godfather co-stars
Gus said on 25/May/11
Pacino was a weak 5'6 at peak,probably 5'5.5 today,maybe a touch less.
Sam said on 25/May/11
Rob, would you consider listing the 5'6" peak height/5'5" current height figure?
David said on 19/May/11
He doesn't seem to have lost much height. Probably half an inch, no more. I'd say 5'5.5 in his peak and 5'5 now.
Quan said on 8/May/11
Alex says on 28/Mar/11
He is 5 foot 7 inches.
End of discussion.
Just type it into google and it comes up in bold.

Yea bro, you realize that is a GUESS based on what other websites list right?
SILKMAN said on 5/May/11
He looks very short in Carlito's Way compared to all others in the cast. I'll guess 5'6" Max.
Phil said on 4/May/11
Great actor, but I don't think he is 5 foot 6.
I think he is 5 foot 5
jake said on 25/Apr/11
Peak Height: 5 ft 6.5 in (169 cm)
Current Height: 5 ft 5.5 in (166 cm)
TruebloodFan said on 22/Apr/11
lol 5ft6? sure, if we're talking peak height, he was ~167cm. that could pass for 5ft6. but for the last 10 or even more years Al has been 5ft5 flat.
Drake J said on 21/Apr/11
I walked with him going to a meeting in CentCity, LA. An extremely educated guess puts him at 5'5 1/2." in films he always wears heels. I'm 6' with trainers on, 5'10 1/2" without.
Mr Cat said on 20/Apr/11
Pacino met the Rock and myself at sundance film festival. When Redford appeared we were astonished by the difference in height between the latter and Pacino. We taught that Redford became obnoxious when he realized that Pacino were lifters; even though the difference between them were over 7 inches.
Brad said on 20/Apr/11
The only time Sean Penn looks tall in a film is with a 5' 5" Al. Big heels with Michelle & Clooney/Pitt.
Spence said on 30/Mar/11
He was 5'6 at peak..or very very close to it
Alex said on 28/Mar/11
He is 5 foot 7 inches.
End of discussion.
Just type it into google and it comes up in bold.
John Lee, Sr. said on 13/Mar/11
Pacino is 5'5" tall.
lucio said on 11/Mar/11
but what do you say ??... al pacino .. 5'5? al pacino .. 5'4?. .. Al Pacino is 5'7''tall today
Danimal said on 10/Mar/11
WOW... at 70 years old, he is not 5'6" Rob. He never was a full 5'6" anyways.. 5'5.5" at the most at his peak.. Today he's 5'4" at the most. This page needs an update.
alan said on 9/Mar/11
i met him outside a broadway theater after one of his performance about 16 years ago. he was no more than 5' 3" at the most, but he was very nice to everyone, most courteous and unassuming.
that made him look very much taller.....
LG69 said on 7/Mar/11
5'5"
the shredder said on 19/Feb/11
I think he was 5'5 to 5'6 peak ... Brando and James Caan can eat off his head in The Godfather !
Jack said on 18/Feb/11
Between 5'5'' to 5'5.5'' max, he wears lifts
Anonymous said on 18/Feb/11
Met al pacino at a london premmiere few yars ago, was at the most 1.65
Russ said on 10/Feb/11
He's never 5'4. 5'4 is tiny! He always looks just below average. He's never much shorter than his co-stars
leonari said on 4/Feb/11
Danimal: I agree 100%. Nice post.
tell-em said on 4/Feb/11
hes definetly 5'4" nowadays. 5'5.5" peak.
WoW said on 4/Feb/11
@ George

in Scarface he looked 5'5 to me
Danimal said on 3/Feb/11
Strong 5'5"/weak 5'6" in his prime.. 5'4" today at 70 years of age..
jtm said on 3/Feb/11
5'5-5'5.5 at his prime and 5'4.5 nowadays. by the way mr kaplan where can i find that video?
leonari said on 2/Feb/11
George: Al is short. He is among the best actors EVER and one of my favorites. But 168 is generous. Today due to age and habit of bad posture: 5'5" flat.
Mr. Kaplan said on 2/Feb/11
Explain why he was called smurf, or something like that by the producer of "The Godfather". Now that's why 5'6" or over is a riot.
George said on 2/Feb/11
Has anybody got pictures here?

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IMO Pacino, lifts or no lifts, was never short at all. Slighty less than 5'7'' and maybe 168cm now, as stated above.
Kellee said on 22/Jan/11
Mr. Pacino is 5'5 I know this because, the company I work for supplied a few of the vehicles in the funeral scene in the Godfather. I did not meet him, however my Boss did, she is 5'5 and they were eye to eye. She was told he looks taller on film because they put lifts in his shoes, this way he was at least even with Diane Keaton. I don't care if the man were to be 5'1, his talent is unmeasurable! Just like Elvis being the King of Rock, and M.J. the king of pop, Al Pacino is the King of acting... hmmm or the Godfather...lol have a good one all!
Kat said on 21/Jan/11
PatB, what the hell is your problem? Pacino was great in many movies post-Godfather - The Devil's Advocate, Donnie Brasco, Scent of a Woman, Angels in America and most recently You Don't Know Jack - which he just won an emmy and Golden Globe for! So Suck on that...

Back on topic, I say Al is around 5'4 now and 5'6 in his prime...He is very slight built so it makes him look smaller. But it doesn't matter how tall he was/is, he still towers over most men in terms of talent, looks, and charisma:)
Neil McDougall said on 16/Jan/11
PatB, I don't know what you mean by "too slight to be inducted"? Audie Murphy was 5'5" and 110lbs when he enlisted. I don't think he did too badly? He was only the most decorated American soldier of World War II.
Will said on 16/Jan/11
Al Pacino has always and will be a 5'5" maximum. Not too sure of him being at 5'7" barefoot though. These days he has yet looked considerably shorter. Well, possibly due to a little shrink. He is diminutive at being only 5'4 1/2" tall.
Bon said on 14/Jan/11
Strong 5'5 at peak, today certainly a little less.
Brad said on 27/Dec/10
Peak 5' 6". 5' 5" is correct for now.
Spence said on 16/Dec/10
I think he was 5'6 when he was young now 5'5
PatB said on 16/Dec/10
Pacino is IMHO a pretty bad actor. He can take direction, that was clear in the first two Godfather movies. He was cast as a wormy, dirty junkie in his first movie - "Panic in Needle Park". He was firmly on the path to being a minor ethnic character actor when somehow God smiled on him and he got the lead in the Godfather. Coppola gave him dignity and gravitas. He was never so good again.

He fit in the Godfather cast because the actor they wanted to play Sonny was James Caan. Sonny in the book is a very large scary person - probably 6'3" or so. But Caan was about 5'9" - about a half foot too short. Michael in the book is described as an average sized person - maybe 5'9". But with a 5'9" Sonny they needed a 5'3" Michael actor. Michael in the book was a war hero. Al Pacino is probably to slight to be inducted. I don't remember seeing any guys as small as Pacino when I was in the army.

A good actor is a versatile actor. Consider Kevin Kline. He can play heavy drama - "Sophie's Choice" or comedy - "A Fish Called Wanda". He can play the romantic lead or a supporting part. Hell! he can sing and dance too.

Pacino in contrast can only play ethnic mobsters. Luckily for him ethnic mobster movies became very, very popular. So nowadays we have this tiny overacting seventy year old character actor cavorting with women young enough to be his grandaughter and dukeing it out with large strong young men.

There are no spoofs of Pacino movies - he's ridiculous enough as he is.
Anonymous said on 30/Nov/10
He looks good to me any height
john valgean said on 22/Nov/10
hey ROBB ,what do u think is al weight when he was doing scarface ?

[Editor Rob: he said in a quote he looked best at 145lbs]
eric said on 14/Nov/10
hey rob, do you think Al was peak 5"6" and is now in the 5'5" range?

[Editor Rob: I wanna know who does his hair, it seems to add an 2 inches!

today he maybe is near 5ft 5]
nick said on 1/Nov/10
ROB , do u think that there is a possibility that Al was 5ft8 ?????

[Editor Rob: I don't see a possibility of that]
Mr. Kaplan said on 31/Oct/10
5'5" with heels is pushing it but he was certainly not anywhere close to 5'7".
al said on 31/Oct/10
just saw him in merchant of venice. hes consideraby shorter than 5' 6. I'd give him maybe 5' 4'' max.
Random Person said on 29/Oct/10
Gotta be 5ft5
JadeGrande said on 26/Oct/10
Coppola wanted to cast Pacino in The Godfather. Producer Robert Evans was dead set against it. "A runt will not play Michael," Evans told Coppola. In addition to Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, and Dustin Hoffman, James Caan (who stood at an average 5'9") was among those auditioning for the Oscar-nominated role. In Evans' 1994 memoir, The Kid Stays in the Picture, he describes a tense negotiation process involving door-slamming and remarks, such as, "This ain't Mutt and Jeff. This kid Pacino's five five, and that's in heels."
donno said on 7/Jul/09
Nope.. hes 5'4 probably 5'5.. He looks diminutive in all his movies..
Bobby Milk said on 24/Jun/09
Yo Tellem, about your ignorance post in January; The average male height might well be 5 9 now, but it was NOT that in the 1700's! At the turn of the century (1900 or so) average male height was 5 4 or 5 5. Improved nutrition has increased this over the last 100 years. Thats why if you go into 200-400 year old houses (i live in the UK, so we have those!) the ceilings seem ridiculously low.
guyfrommars said on 14/Jun/09
In the old days of Hollywood nearly every male actor wore lifts. Leading men had to look tall next to their partners, guys like Bogart did almost everything from camera angles to huge platform shoes to look bigger. In the generation change of the late 1960s - early 1970s when people like Pacino, Dustin Hoffmann or Peter Falk became stars it wasn't a huge disadvantage for these "average guys" to be short anymore. Of course action heroes like Tom Cruise, Stallone or Mel Gibson still suffered from being short and stayed with the htradition of huge lifts.
Anonymous said on 9/Jun/09
In the film people i know 5ft 6-7 kim basinger looked a good inch and a bit taller than pacino and they were both in normal flat footwear. I say around the 5ft 5 mark at the lowest without shoes. In scarface hes wearing cowboy type boots in almost all the scenes and he could get away with 5ft 7 in boots.
Doug said on 9/Jun/09
A little generous. 5'5.5" today I think.
Fritz the Cat said on 26/May/09
I've seen Mr. Pacino a number of times and there's no way he's 5'6. I'd say closer to 5'4 - 5'5.
Ahleks said on 23/May/09
In Scarface when you see him walking by people around, he looks noticeably short. Like 5'5, no more than that.
mike said on 22/May/09
in andrew yule's biography of pacino, al is listed as 5'7" but i don't think he was ever close to that. in fact he has looked under 5'5" in some of his films so maybe josh is right?
JOSH said on 22/May/09
Someone mentioned his true height was stated as 164cms in the 1970s. That is just under 5ft 5. Could have got away with 5ft 6 or so in lifts.
Anonymous said on 17/May/09
yo danimal your right bro
RisingForce said on 10/May/09
i think he's always been about 5-5, 5-5.5. remember how 5-10 max james caan dwarfed him in the godfather? i've heard that both wore lifts in the movie. he looked taller than 5-5.5 next to 5-10ish john cazale in dog day afternoon, but lifts could be the answer. 5-8.75 marlon brando was much taller than pacino as well. i'm shocked he looked as tall as 5-8 once.
leonari said on 8/May/09
Glenn: I think seeing him at 5'6.5 was an illusion as well (or he was wearing more decent lifts which are not easily detectable). I analyzed him thoroughly in his last movies and he looks 5'5.5 max these days. Could have been 5'6" in his youth but not sure.
TELLEM said on 22/Apr/09
Danimal says on 21/Apr/09
5'5.5" seems about right for Pacino

I agree.
glenn said on 22/Apr/09
though i saw him look 5-6.5 last year.and 5-8 once in 1994.with lifts.
glenn said on 22/Apr/09
some seem to think not.your pretty good yourself.i get alot of heat for nothing.
Danimal said on 21/Apr/09
5'5.5" seems about right for Pacino.
leonari said on 21/Apr/09
Glenn: thanks man. You are still the man when it comes to height gauging.
glenn said on 21/Apr/09
5-4 illusions.not reality.you might be exact leonari.
leonari said on 20/Apr/09
5'4 really? I think Al was never a solid 5'6" but always a tad below.
mike said on 20/Apr/09
i agree he looks 5'4" in scarface and carlito's way!
glenn said on 20/Apr/09
in scarface,he looked 5-4 in that money laundering scene.
RisingForce said on 18/Apr/09
Sometimes I swear Al looks 5-5 max. In the Godfather he was just towered by a 5-10 James Caan by probably 5 inches. I've heard people speculate that Caan wore lifts, but it's a known fact that Pacino did as well in that film.

Then what also fuels my short theories are the fact that Sean Penn barefoot was taller than Pacino in 2" cowboy boots in Carlito's Way! How tall is Penn? 5-7 or 5-8? Not to mention that in 2" or 2.5" heels Pacino still looked tiny in Scarface. Even with the heels I could swear he looked 5'4", 5'5" sometimes! For years I thought Steven Bauer was huge because of how he towered over Pacino. Then in the Devil's Advocate even with some huge shoes, 6-1 Keanu Reeves looked nearly a head taller than him.

I have no problem with 5'6" for Al, but sometimes he really struggles with that height. Regardless of height he may be my favorite actor though, so this is nothing against him. He just looks really short, shorter than 5'6" a lot of times. He did look possibly 5'7" in ...And Justice For All, though I don't remember his footwear.
glenn said on 16/Apr/09
thanks ema,but al is 5-6.not me.if thats what you meant.he has heels on above and i still tower him.that would make him 5-3,5-4.which is not possible.unless you meant him.it kinda sounds like you meant him.but the way people have been attacking my height lately,im not sure.
Ema said on 15/Apr/09
Glenn, you are a good looking guy! And yeah, 5'6"!
RisingForce said on 2/Apr/09
Has anyone else noticed that Pacino is a guy who doesn't seem to have lost a noticeable amount of height despite his age? He seemed in the 5-5, 5-6 range in movies back in the 70's and he still does at movies and premieres.
Doug said on 1/Apr/09
I always thought Pacino a similar height to Hoffman, was around 5'6", now around 5'5", he is probably actually a little taller than Hoffman ever was by half an inch?. Unless he was wearing lifts he looks easily 5'6" next to Glenn. I'd estimate 5'5.5" nowadays, Hoffman was little over 5'5" when I met him in 97'.
Anonymous said on 8/Mar/09
For some reason, I think he looked shorter in The Godfather 1 than in the Godfather 2. He looked 168 cm in part 1 and 170-171 in part 2. He was obviously wearing lifts. I think he was 5'6 in his prime and 5'5.5 nowadays
MK said on 22/Feb/09
5 foot 6......
i met him 3 years ago in NYC....
maybe 5.8 with lifts in movies.....
Tim said on 14/Feb/09
he looked a good 5 inches shorter than 5'9.5 james caan in the godfather, but 5''6 is accurate, james caan's probably just shrunk and was 5'11 in his prime.
Comeonguys said on 22/Jan/09
There's no way Al pacino is above 5'5, probably 5'4 now , 5'6 in lifts
RisingForce said on 22/Jan/09
I agree 100% leonari. 5'6", but barely that or a bit under.
leonari said on 20/Jan/09
weak 5'6 peak sounds right.
TELLEM said on 19/Jan/09
Donatello says on 17/Jan/09
Charles says on 11/Dec/08
there is even a scene in the devil's advocate where keanu reeves' character looks down at the elevator's pacino is wearing at the edge of the top of the building. they were silly big heels, and he still looked tiny next to reeves. I'd say 5'5'' at best even in the early days. You have to take into account the average height in the 60's and 70's for a man was 5'7" and he was below average then. DiNero looked average or above back then, and now he skews short.

These kind of posts just tick me right off. Such ignorance. Average height in the 60-70s was like 5'8" 1/2 maybe even 5'9" flat and thats been the average height since the 1700's or so up until about the 90s where average male height when up to about 5'10" maybe slightly under. Maybe 5'7" was average 500 or 600 years ago buddy. Anyways I'd say pacino was a weak 5'6" peak and probably a flat 5'5" now.

actually no. the male average height is 5'9.25
Donatello said on 17/Jan/09
Charles says on 11/Dec/08
there is even a scene in the devil's advocate where keanu reeves' character looks down at the elevator's pacino is wearing at the edge of the top of the building. they were silly big heels, and he still looked tiny next to reeves. I'd say 5'5'' at best even in the early days. You have to take into account the average height in the 60's and 70's for a man was 5'7" and he was below average then. DiNero looked average or above back then, and now he skews short.

These kind of posts just tick me right off. Such ignorance. Average height in the 60-70s was like 5'8" 1/2 maybe even 5'9" flat and thats been the average height since the 1700's or so up until about the 90s where average male height when up to about 5'10" maybe slightly under. Maybe 5'7" was average 500 or 600 years ago buddy. Anyways I'd say pacino was a weak 5'6" peak and probably a flat 5'5" now.
RisingForce said on 15/Jan/09
He was never 5'7". 5'5", maybe 5'6" on a very good day or when he was younger.
RisingForce said on 15/Jan/09
Yeah Pacino is no 5'7". He's 5'5", maybe 5'6" on a very good day or when he was younger.
TELLEM said on 14/Jan/09
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leonari said on 12/Jan/09
James: THEN YOU WOULD LOSE THE MONEY.
glenn said on 21/Dec/08
maybe risingforce.i handnt seen him since early 1997 or late 1996.on the set of donnie brasco.he did seem 5-5ish then.
RisingForce said on 20/Dec/08
Yeah but in your earlier posts Glenn you seemed convinced that he was no more than 5'5". While I think he could have been close to 5'6", I've never seen a 5'7" guy who looks as short as Pacino. Maybe he's still a strong 5'5" today and he just hid his lifts well in the normal shoes you saw him in.
leonari said on 20/Dec/08
If he was 5'6" that is peak height. 5'4 surely is an illusion. I don't buy 5'6" these days.
TELLEM said on 19/Dec/08
i don't even think he was 5'6...somewhere on here somebody posted an interview of pacino that hes worn lifts in 95% of his movies, and its been documented that he was called an italian dwarf by the studio during the godfather days
glenn said on 19/Dec/08
i agree he can give illusions of 5-4.but i saw him last year look a shocking 5-6.25,5-6.5 in what appeared to be normal shoes.i then wondered if the 5-7 was true.i did see him once taller than me by a half inch.in ridiculous,obvious lifts.
RisingForce said on 18/Dec/08
Pacino is not 5 foot 7 and never has been. I doubt he was ever any taller than 5-6(if that).
anonymous said on 18/Dec/08
Next to 5 foot 8 robert deniro, he was 1 inch shorter. Charlize theron and keanu reeves towered over him in the devil's advocate. 5 foot 7.
Mark said on 13/Dec/08
Just watched Godfather 1 and 2
Pacino is such a unique talent.

Height doesn't mean a thing, if you aint got STATUA(presence)

PRESENCE is worth ten fold in height.
Pacino has massive presence, and is a legend.

True talent!
Danimal said on 12/Dec/08
I give him a peak height of 5'5.5"-5'6" and not any taller. Seeing he is in his late 60's now, he could be down to 5'4".
Charles said on 11/Dec/08
there is even a scene in the devil's advocate where keanu reeves' character looks down at the elevator's pacino is wearing at the edge of the top of the building. they were silly big heels, and he still looked tiny next to reeves. I'd say 5'5'' at best even in the early days. You have to take into account the average height in the 60's and 70's for a man was 5'7" and he was below average then. DiNero looked average or above back then, and now he skews short.
RisingForce said on 7/Dec/08
Who cares how tall he is when he's wearing shoes? Barefoot height is what counts.
Jay said on 5/Dec/08
Al Pacino's height at 5'7" sounds right. He's definitely taller than the stated 5'6" when he's wearing shoes.
RisingForce said on 3/Dec/08
Even in big heels he can't look average height. Look at him in Scarface, he wears big heels and looks short. 5-5, 5-6 prime but I'd be shocked if he was ever near 5-7.
jake said on 29/Nov/08
I heard, he's 168lbs at 5 ft 6 in.
TELLEM said on 29/Nov/08
RisingForce says on 28/Nov/08
He wore obvious lifts in the Godfather but still looked short. I'm not so sure about him ever being 506, maybe more like 5-5, 5-5.5 even back then.

for once i actually agree with u!
TELLEM said on 29/Nov/08
when he was called to make the godfather film, the studio rejected him even calling him "an italian" dwarf...i highly doubt a 5'6 man would be called dwarf...i truly think pacino was never 5'6...more like 5'5...he even stated that 95% of films he wore lifts
RisingForce said on 29/Nov/08
I agree leonari. I'm a big fan as well. My favorite Pacino movies are Scarface, Serpico, The first 2 Godfathers, Carlito's Way, And Justice For all and Donnie Brasco.

A weak 5'6" could be right for his peak height. Maybe more like 5'5" by the time Glenn met him.

Of course Brad saw him when he was 6'4" and was able to magically tell that Pacino was exactly 11 inches shorter than him in 1974.....

Pacino wore some ridiculous shoes in these pictures.
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leonari said on 28/Nov/08
I think he was very close to 5'6" in his heyday. He lost quite a bit by now.
Alex: Pacino had amazing presence in those movies. Very charismatic man-no matter what height.
RisingForce said on 28/Nov/08
He wore obvious lifts in the Godfather but still looked short. I'm not so sure about him ever being 506, maybe more like 5-5, 5-5.5 even back then.
Alex said on 26/Nov/08
Just finished watching the Godfather part II for the first time. Great movie! I can see how he was wearing lifts during filming. He looked around 5'8. I think being very slender and dressed all in black helped also. Pacino defiantly makes short look good!
janice said on 25/Nov/08
I just watched a video on youtube of his Tango with Gabrielle Anwar. Her height is listed as 5'2".... She is wearing heels and it appears that Pacino has on normal shoes. I'm thinking 5'6" is just about right. In my "dreams", he's about 6'1". Click Here
karen said on 19/Nov/08
Why do these producers and directors cast women who are just too tall for the man. In the Godfather, Diane Keaton was just too tall for Al Pacino. There was no chemistry between them and I wonder if the height thing was why.
RisingForce said on 6/Nov/08
Pacino seems very short in every film he's done. 5'6" is generous.
Boromir said on 28/Oct/08
He looks taller than he is. That's better i think than being tall.
RisingForce said on 15/Oct/08
He looks very short. To me he seemed 5'6" max, maybe even just 5'5" peak. Very little chance he was a full 5'7", doesn't he claim 5'7"?
RisingForce said on 10/Oct/08
Great picture! Maybe make a note of Pacino's cowboys boots though like you did when the picture was last up. Without knowing about the cowboy boots many would assume Pacino was atleast 5'7" based on this picture.
howie day said on 9/Oct/08
pacino at 5'6? no way more like 5'5 watch righteous kill de niro look tall next to him and de niro is barely average
MHouillon said on 30/Sep/08
WAS 169cm, IS 167cm.
Anonymous said on 23/Sep/08
Lego: Wow those shoes are pretty amazing!...can't believe you noticed that..
Anonymous said on 17/Sep/08
I think he is 5'ft and 5.5 inches,thats 5'5.5 and de niro around 5'8. I can't see 5'8.5 for de nirp anymore.John Leguiziamo was only 1 inch under de niro and aroudn 1.5inches taller than pacino. 5'6 is a stretch at this point.
Mister Lennon said on 12/Sep/08
I think that the 5'4 thing is pretty over the top.He is about 5'5 or 5'6. He is about the same tall of Dustin Hoffman. See how in the premiere he almost looked the same than 5'9 Deniro at some times.
Creep said on 12/Sep/08
Are we counting his massive 3" wig in this count?

Malin Akerman is 5'7". In this picture (Click Here) with 3" heels, she is at least 2 inches taller than Carla Cugino who is 5'5" giving Carla 2-3" heels.

In this same premiere, Carla is eyes-to-nose over Pacino in this picture (Click Here) She is ALSO bending, which negates the height from her heels. If we bring her back down to 5'6" with the plus heels, minus bending, he is 5'4ish. If we don't include his lifts.
RisingForce said on 9/Sep/08
I am a huge Pacino fan, 5'6" seems right. He's short without a doubt and I've never seen him pass for even 5'8".
leonari said on 8/Sep/08
Lego: nice. But in my book at his tallest was aflat 5'6" nothing above. not below. Today he is without a doubt BELOW 5'6".
Lego said on 7/Sep/08
btw i've been watching tons of AL PACINO movies, started with Godfather, Scarface, Scent of woman, Insomnia (damn amazing movie), 88 minutes....

so far what i perceived..

Godfather and Scarface = 5'7.25 in shoes that looks like elevators, so weak 5'6 no shoes

Scent of a woman = looks 5'6.5 in shoes, so 5'5.75 no shoes

Insomnia = looks amazingly tallish in normal shoes around 5'7, possibly 5'6 no shoes

Dogs day afternoon = looks as short as 5'5 in shoes possibly 5'4 without shoes

Devil's advocate = huge lifts very visible in the final scene (i posted the image below), looks 5'6.5 tops in shoes, so 5'5 no shoes.

88 minutes = 5'6 in normal shoes, 5'5 no shoes

the final word for me is this, early movies till 1990 he was 5'6.5, after the 90s 5'6, late 90s and 2000+ = 5'5 to 5'5.5.

the AL PACINO average is 5'6 and i believe he has never been 5'7, 5'6.5 is the tallest he ever was.

you agree?
Heights? said on 6/Sep/08
Anonymous says on 28/Jul/08
Sven and Dago Red, I think italians are relatively short,generally speaking.5'8 is surely not very short in Italia since it's about half an inch shorter than average for the young men,if I remember well.And pretty much all the italian guys I know are on the short side.Like, 5'5-5'8 but I don't know a lot of italian guys so I might be wrong.But I'm sure that plenty of young italian men are slightly under 5'6.

Depends on if they are in the North or South, Southern Italians are shorter and darker. My family is from a town near the toe of Italy (south) and everyone there is short. I'm 5'8" (only because my father is 5'10") and my maternal uncles are 5'3" and 5'4"...my maternal Grandfather was 5'2" and basically everyone on that side of the family is short. The tallest male I know is a cousin who is 5'6". Not indicative of EVERYONE in Southern Italy but from what they tell me, that is the norm around there.
Lego said on 29/Aug/08
watch Dog's Day Afternoon, when he hits the street and start shouting, looked 5'4 in shoes.

i still believe he used to be 5'6 tops, now 5'5.
Clay said on 28/Aug/08
My buddy worked with him on the set of 88 minutes and said he was unbelievable short and tiny.
George H. said on 28/Aug/08
OKay, fixed the link Click Here
George H. said on 26/Aug/08
My wife found these pictures on a forum of Al Pacino with Warren Beatty Click Here You could already see that Beatty pretty much dwarfed Pacino in Dick Tracy, but they were never in a clear shot together that didn't have a weird angle or perspective. Pacino, btw, is wearing dress shoes with lifts with his tux.
Anonymous said on 25/Aug/08
ok,Sven. So young italian people are not short.I'd be one of the shortest of a class since I'm 5'6,Lol But some are still short,of course.
liran said on 24/Aug/08
i am 5-7 and 34 (1.72) and it's sucks i have no confidence because i am short i wish to taller something like 5-8 or
sven said on 17/Aug/08
Anonymous trust me.Im 5-8 and in my classroom im the third more short,one is 5-5.5 and other 5-6,the others my classmates are a little taller than me like 5-9.the tallest is 6-3.but the most common range is 5-8 to 5-11.Im often the tallest in the bus when there are all people over 60 years LOL and im taller than a lot of young women.
2 years ago i went to germany and i was a midget...
suzie said on 13/Aug/08
he is cute no matter how tall he is. Height down't make the man!!!!!!
Brad said on 8/Aug/08
His peak was 5' 6", he's getting smaller per picture. He looked the smallest in Scarface even in the Cubano heels.
Mr. R said on 8/Aug/08
I saw him many years ago in New York, and he was between 5-6 and 5-7 then. He may even be under 5-6 now.
Anonymous said on 28/Jul/08
Sven and Dago Red, I think italians are relatively short,generally speaking.5'8 is surely not very short in Italia since it's about half an inch shorter than average for the young men,if I remember well.And pretty much all the italian guys I know are on the short side.Like, 5'5-5'8 but I don't know a lot of italian guys so I might be wrong.But I'm sure that plenty of young italian men are slightly under 5'6.
Margherita said on 28/Jul/08
5ft 4 and a half me thinks. I read an eye witness account of Pacino when he was making Looking For Richard which said he was 5ft 4 with bad posture.
Lego said on 15/Jul/08
look at the size of his shoes in THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE!

Click Here
Shaun said on 17/Jun/08
Five-five max.
Davey said on 4/Jun/08
5`6 seems fair.With shoes on that is.lol
sven said on 4/Jun/08
dago red i dont know how old are you and where you live.Im italian and 18 and im 5-8 and sometime i feel short.I rarely see guy under 5-6,a lot of my friends are 5-11 plus.Its common see man under 5-6 but are over 60 years old
Charliemoto said on 3/Jun/08
in CRUISING he looked lean and tallish (he was young), played the part of a gay police officer, awesome acting imo, he had simple 0.75 sport shoes walking next to a 5'11 guy he looked just about 5'7 around 170-171cm.

in the movie 88 minutes in dress shoes (and god knows what inside it) he looked barely 5'6.


my take : 169-170cm before the 90s, 168-169cm late 90s and now 166-167 2000+ that's where he really seemed to shrink.

timeless actor, many excellent movies and only a couple of average ones, his presence always lifted any bad movie above average.

Glenn & Al Pacino, envy.
Margherita said on 3/Jun/08
He wore Cuban heels in Scarface and was still sooo short!
dago red said on 2/Jun/08
I'm only 5'6" but for some reason people give you slack if you're short and Italian, which I am. Especially women. Don't know why. It's like they expect you to be short. The tallest person in my family was my grandfather at 5' 10". It's rare to see an Italian man near the 6 foot mark. Most of us are 5'5" to 5'9". Of course there are exceptions. In my experience, height has never been a factor in life. Not with jobs, girls, or sports. Confidence wins every time.
EB said on 2/Jun/08
Thats a great photo of you Glenn.
gi said on 1/Jun/08
what does just under 5'7 mean? like 5'6 and a half? or 5'6 flat? and is this height measurement based on barefeet measurement? coz if he is 5'6 wearing cowboyboots then he must be 5'5 barefooted
Hi! said on 31/May/08
I met Al a couple of months ago and after reading these comments thought it would be my chance to ask him his height and he said he was 5'7, then he laughed at me. Still a nice man though, and a wonderful actor. My family are Italian and all the men are short.
Anonymous said on 21/May/08
I saw Scarface yesterday and I noticed he was wearing heels shoes. And he still looked short next to averybody.I don't think he was taller than Michelle Pfeiffer. So maybe 5'6 when he was younger and 5'5 nowadays. It seems realistic. That's not midget,just on the short side. And he's an amazing actor.
boscorelli said on 21/May/08
5'6? are you kidding me? this guy is 5'5 on the flesh!
glenn said on 10/Apr/08
thanks elle.
Elle said on 9/Apr/08
Lookin' good Glenn.
lucio73 said on 8/Apr/08
real height al pacino is 172 cm....
Anonymous said on 26/Mar/08
Watch "Scarecrow" with Pacino and Gene Hackman (6'2"). Al was so small next to Gene.
Tony said on 24/Mar/08
I worked on the Oceans 13 movie in a scene in the Bellagio and when he came down off the stage he came up to my nose. I stand 5'10" with shoes on. I think 5'3"-4" is being generous to Al. WHORAH!!
glenn said on 3/Mar/08
the only person in the world who thought pacino was taller.never watched scarface? he look short there too.illusions of 5-4 to me in a scene or 2.exactly 5-6 to 5-5.actually saw him recently and he looked fantastic.young and close to 5-7 actually.not sure of the shoes.
leonari said on 3/Mar/08
Hulk fan: Stick to the hulk. 5'10"you make me laugh...yes he lost height but he went from 5'6" to 5'5"...
Hulk Fan said on 2/Mar/08
I always thought he was taller like 5'10. Maybe he lost height over the years.
glenn said on 10/Feb/08
good work.wish i could see the pics.
the shredder said on 8/Feb/08
New Story that points Pacino never being over 5'5 - 5'6 ! ... The other day I was reading " The 35 year anniversary of The Godfather " and in the book you can clearly see FULL SHOTS of these pics ...

Click Here

Click Here


Now , Im telling you all Brando and Pacino both had very normal looking dress shoes on ... Really , adding NOTHING over about 0.5 - 2cm ... NO WAY LIFTS for both ! With that being said Brando was a legit 5'10 or Pacino was not even 5'6 at his peak ! ... Also John Cazale shoes looked very normal BUT James Cann shoes looked funny ... Looked like it added about 2 inches of heels !

Really though , Those pics show the TRUE height between Brando and Pacino ... You have to see the book for yourself ! The REAL lift wearer was James Cann !
Charliemoto said on 16/Jan/08
had the chance to see him from a distance of around 3 meters, he had these strange looking dress shoes the heels looked quite elevated and he was walking funny somehow, with all these extras he didn't look anything over 170cm, this was in 2006 in Madrid Spain.

i'm quite sure he isn't any taller than 165cm these days, in his prime he used to look 168 or maybe 169cm on a good day, so the listing is correct anyway. ;)
Danimal said on 21/Dec/07
The man did appear quite tiny in all 3 Godfathers, Scarface, Scent of a Woman and many others. I say peak height 5'5"-5'6".
leonari said on 21/Dec/07
Nicola: you are wrong. The man never was a full 5'7". My guess is 5'6" was his peak height. Now more 5'5-5'5.5"
glenn said on 21/Dec/07
rob has this wrong.this was late 1993.
Nicola said on 20/Dec/07
Maybe now, 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) is his exact height, but i think before he was taller than 5'6", maybe 5'6,5"(169 cm) or 5'7"(170 cm) was his peak height.
C. said on 20/Dec/07
5'4"? Ehhh. I'm going with 5'5".
Danimal said on 20/Dec/07
Wasn't Glenn 5'7" in 1992, in the above pic?
glenn said on 8/Dec/07
thanks helene.carlitos way film set.
H said on 7/Dec/07
This is your sweetest celebrity pose so far.
glenn said on 30/Nov/07
i agree he can look as low as 5-4.claims 5-7.i say he was 5-5,5-6 peak.now 5-5.
Chris said on 29/Nov/07
No, he can
H said on 17/Nov/07
This is a very sweet photo. Mr. Pacino seems rather timeless.
Phil said on 9/Nov/07
Al Pacino is about 5'5" and he is my favourite actor.
He is not a 193cm long beanpole.
Seamus said on 29/Oct/07
If you look at the scene in scarface when Tony Montana goes to Bolivia and they are sitting eating lunch, you can see that he is wearing shoes with a substancial lift, at least 2 inches of heel alone.
leonari said on 28/Oct/07
Just watched a recording from AFI where they honored AL. Man Sean Penn looks tall next to Pacino!!! In my opinion Pacino was a weak 5'6" peak height in his youth. Today he is much much closer to 5'5". That shows that a small guy can have enormous screen presence... And even though AL is shorter than most men he is 7 feet tall when the director yells action. Amazing artist.
Tommy Gunn said on 22/Oct/07
I've been watching a lot of this legend of an actors movies recently and I gotta say that is dwarfed by almost everybody in every scene. I think that he stands maybe around 165cm without shoes but can't see him being any taller than 5ft 7in even in platforms. No matter what height he is, there's only on Al Pacino/Tony Montana
glenn said on 14/Oct/07
he can look 5-5.so thats not that far off.
Danimal said on 14/Oct/07
Okay Shortie ;).
shortie said on 14/Oct/07
I am 5'2". I met Al in about 1979 once. He was not taller than 5'4".
Franco said on 13/Oct/07
in Dog's Day Afternoon he looked as short as 165 with shoes on (the part where he is on the street and standing while shouting).

he used to be 168cm for sure but not today, today he is lucky to be 165cm
marlon said on 7/Oct/07
He is certainly nor under 5ft 6. He looked an average height in scarface and in carlitos way. He may now be a touch shorter than when he was younger.
glenn said on 5/Oct/07
he would sign or pose,no problem.but had an attitude.a bit of a dick.saw him a few months back and he was great.different person.
Tommy Gunn said on 4/Oct/07
I've been looking over some of Pacino's movies the guy really is a legend and I really gotta agree that 5ft 6in is almost certainly his height, sure he can look that little bit shorter or even that little bit taller but can't we all?
joe said on 4/Oct/07
I agree with gin's opinions. He is clearly 5'6 dead on or a shade under. What was pacino like when you met him glenn?
Gin said on 26/Sep/07
Al clearly is 5'6, no doubt about that.I agree with glenn that he could look 5'8 as the max height. I saw him in Scarface and he really looked in a decent height. Apparently he was wearing lifts in that film, that's why he looks 5'8...Good actor, love his works just like how i love robert de niro's. I'm a big mafia movies fan. And i have to say that Al's portrayal of being D BOSS is a good showing that even below average height guys can rule.
glenn said on 4/Sep/07
in the street he can look 5-6,and a little under.one time in lifts appeared 5-8.i read 5-7 for his tailor measurements.so maybe he was once.not in the last 20 years.
derbi said on 3/Sep/07
glenn, what do you think is the tallest possible for al pacino?
marlon said on 30/Aug/07
Pacino looked a full 5ft 7 in the first 2 godfather films and in scarface. He looked even taller near 5ft 10 in carlitos way.
clint said on 4/Aug/07
He did not look short atall in carlitos way. But he could have worn a few inch lifts beneath his shoes. But i dont think he is under the 5ft 6 mark.
sonny said on 3/Aug/07
In his movies, Al controls the stage, alike a mere handful of other great actors/performers, and his height is really no issue at all. While the viewer becomes wrapped up in Al's characters, all thoughts of height or weight vanish. In many ways, Al stands as testimony to the age-old wisdom that it matters not if you are big or small, it's what you have inside that ultimately counts.
glenn said on 27/Jul/07
saw him last month. hadnt seen him in a decade.looked great.younger.
dits said on 26/Jul/07
YES,THIS MAN EXUDES CONFIDENCE!

He's an example not just for the shorter men out there, but even the taller ones. Never,NEVER has he let his height come in his way..Look at Godfather,where he plays the role of the all-powerful Don so well that whoever is in front of him just looks meek,even if he or she is taller.

And then see Scarface..one of my favorite movies. He just owns everyone in that movie. See Carlito's Way,or Heat, and you see how confident this man is; what an example to follow. I just wish he'd have aged better..
jackie said on 26/Jul/07
I saw a comment of George H. (waving to George!) on the Dustin Hoffman page about the height difference between Al Pacino and Warren Beatty in "Dick Tracy". It's quite hard to determine the real difference in heights, because they never really stand next to each other, and the scene you refer to where they are fighting, is shot from quite a distance. But you are definitely right that Warren simply dwarfes Al, and would have done so even if Al had stretched to full "height". Here's a collage of how Al and Warren relate to their co-stars in Dick Tracy, Madonna and Glenne Headly: Click Here Madonna was wearing massive platform shoes throughout most of the movie, Headly is listed in most publications as 5'7"-5'8" and is wearing 1-2 inch heels in her scenes.
I saw a short video film on a papparazi website once of Al and Warren leaving a restaurant together. Warren was a few feet ahead of Al, descending the steps before him. I counted four steps before he and Al looked the same height before the camera, but of course I don't know the height of each individual step plus Warren got closer to the camera with each step he descended while Al lingered a bit behind.....
derek said on 18/Jul/07
i think his short stature just makes him cooler, hes confident and it doesn't seem 2 bother him
George H. said on 18/Jul/07
Pacino and De Niro in 1977 Click Here Click Here
the shredder said on 7/Jul/07
Rob , can you give Pacino a peak height !!!!!!!!!!!!

[Editor Rob: he's likely lost 1/2 inch just going on averages, if anything he's missing a 5ft 5.5 current height]
Franco said on 6/Jul/07
Dog's Day Afternoon is one of the best movies to really see AL PACINO real height.
AL said on 26/Jun/07
He's pretty short... but have you seen his hands? They're pretty big for a man his size.
kiefer said on 25/Jun/07
Al could be 5ft 5 now but he could have been close to 5 foot 7 when he was younger.
Melvin said on 25/Jun/07
was 5ft 5 on television last week during the Tribute to Al Pacino
the shredder said on 25/Apr/07
Yea , Pacino was about 5'5 and 1/2 , 5'5 and 3/4 at his peak and about 5'4 maybe 5'5 now . He looks 5'6 with Glenn in cowboy boots ... on the movie Two for the Money he said in 1 scene that his father was 5 foot tall and he points to his nose ... LOL ... not 7 inches , more like 4 !!!!
JOSH said on 23/Apr/07
pacino was never 5ft 7 as he wore lifts in many films like the godfather where 5ft 8.75 brando and 5ft 10 caan towered on him and that was when he was wearing lifts in some scenes. I would say he was no more than 5ft 5 and a half. but he doesnt need to be tall as he will always be the greatest screen legend ofall time.
the shredder said on 15/Apr/07
Rob , how come you dn't give him a peak height ? ... Also , the peak height can't be 5'7 . Look at some still pics from the Godfather ! ... Altough they wear lifts , looking at the pics , If Pacino was 5'7 it would have made Brando 6'0 and Cann 6'2 (in lifts though ) ! ... sh!t , Pacino could have been 5'5 at peak ?
Anonymous said on 12/Apr/07
All the Godfather movies and others they always shoot him a certain angle. Some of the godfather scenes he is sitting down a lot. In his prime 5'5 all of the actress's he worked with are either 5'6 or shorter. Al wears the HEELS instead of the women.
the shredder said on 10/Apr/07
5'6 peak , 5'5 now ! ... Fair deal ! ... I can't see 5'7 peak ,more like weak 5'6 , or maybe 5'5.5 ! Just look at him next to Brando and Caan ! Does not look near 5'7 at all !
Anonymous said on 9/Apr/07
Al was a heavy smoker that is why is voice is shot. I just got done watching Godfather 2 he looked short compared to everyone else. But he is still number 1!
Mr. T said on 6/Apr/07
Smoking and general aging. His voice really makes his performances. Remember Heat?
Brad said on 4/Apr/07
5' 5" for decades. His voice is deeper now, don't know why. He couldn't do the "Scarface" game voice I'm told.
leonari said on 2/Apr/07
@Franco: Dude I see the same thing. 5'5" it is!!
Franco said on 1/Apr/07
@Leonari : i didnt say AL PACINO isn't the most amazing actor ever, but i really think he is 5'5 and that picture shows it, sure i know the suite looks make him look shorter and wider but the reality is still the same.

AL PACINO today is 5'5. :)
D. Ray Morton said on 27/Mar/07
You worked on "Sea Of Love?" Great movie.
leonari said on 27/Mar/07
franco: NOTHING happened to him! He isn't wearing lifts in that pic,wears a bad suit and his torso is much wider these days due to his age so he appears shorter than ever. I think this pic pretty much proves the 5'5" estimates that many see...maybe he was close to 5'6" in the Godfather (But I doubt it) but today he is a flat 5'5" guy and still a legend and one of the most amazing actors ever.
Alex R said on 26/Mar/07
Hey all.
I got the chance to work with Al back in the late 80's as an extra in the film "Sea of love" along with along with John Goodman. Standing next to both, in front of the camera, and off on 2 different days, I can say that Al is 5'5".
And that I know because thats how tall I am.
Franco said on 26/Mar/07
Click Here

I saw his latest 2007 movie called "88" and here's a screenshot...he looks 1.65cm with shoes! MY GOD he is super short, wtf happend to him?!

please look at it?
Franco said on 23/Mar/07
after reading here i pulled out my dvd or DOG DAY AFTERNOON.....

and the part where he is walking in the street screaming trying to get the crowd he looked so short i was wondering wtf is going on, he look as short as 5'1 !!!!! gotta be camera effect for sure.

if i gotta be honest, i saw him during the filming of MERCHANT OF VENICE here in ITALY and he had his usual formal dress and very obvious shoes (lifts!), my mom who is 5'6 was eye 2 eye with him when she went to ask for an autograph.

today ALPACINO is a weak 5'5 and he used to be a weak 5'6 in the early days.
there's nothing more to it, it is the truth, as such i consider the 5'6 given in this site correct. ;)
Anonymous said on 2/Mar/07
I've seen him on three seperate occasions, he goes to the same dentist as me. The last time I saw him was back in September of 2005 when I was 13 and 5'5", and he wasn't noticibly taller, I'd say 5'6" is about right.
AL said on 2/Mar/07
Pacino s proper height was probarbly just touching the 5ft 6 mark.
These days he could be a bit under that.
I ve also been told in the book he wore lifts in many films.
leonari said on 24/Feb/07
eah in godfather he wore lifts thatsa veryknown fact!!
Chris said on 24/Feb/07
He definitely looks 5' 6" in The Godfather films, nowadays a bit shorter.
Anthony said on 23/Feb/07
I highly doubt Al was ever over the 5'5 range. I can see him as a morning 5'6 in his prime, but after watching "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Heat" this week, he doesn't look over 5'5 to me. I can believe 5'4 nowadays.
the shredder said on 23/Feb/07
Yep tall guy ! Pacino was NEVER near 5 ft 7 ! 5'5 now , 5'6 ABSOLUTELY MAX
at peak ! Even De Niro said he was alot taller then him ! Why would a 5 ft 9ish guy say that about a 5'6 - 5'7 guy ??? Because Pacino is about 5'5 !
tall guy said on 21/Feb/07
this guy is quite short, but virtually no one admits to being shorter than 5-7 its like some kind of actor minimum, but he was certainly shorter maybe 5-5ish these days

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