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Average Guess (86 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 5.81in (167.2cm)
Current: 5ft 4.97in (165cm)
G-unit said on 19/Jan/07
He looked great in carlito's way, he looked 5'8 in that movie. In godfather he looked like a 5'7 guy. Nowadays he looks like a 5'6 guy.
UNK said on 18/Jan/07
He looks about 5'4" in "Two for the money". His character makes references to him being short, and says that his movie dad was 5'0".
MacConaughey and Rene Russo tower him in ever scene.
UNK said on 10/Jan/07
I think he has always struggled with 5'6". A healthy man shouldn't lose more than .5-1" by Al's age. Women usually lose more height than men as they get old. I'm not saying men don't lose height but there shouldn't be significant height loss, unless you have a bone disease, before 75 yrs old or so.
Felix said on 10/Jan/07
McMurphy Al is easilly 0.5-1 inch shorter than Michelle.
anonymous said on 9/Jan/07
Al does not have good posture. Maybe in his prime but not now. He looks shorter than 5'6. It happens to the best of us as we get older.
McMurphy said on 9/Jan/07
In Scarface (1983) and Frankie and Johnny (1991) he looked about the same height as Michelle Pfeiffer who is 5'6 or so maybe he was about 5,6 at the time.
Glenn said on 5/Jan/07
I agree with Catherine,that he can look as short as 5-4.even if he was 5-6 in prime.
6'7-footer said on 4/Jan/07
Pacino's peak height was 5'6 1/2 (169cm), and there's no elevators in which he appears as an average height guy!
Catherine said on 31/Dec/06
Seeing Al in the street one time I am 5'4 I would say he is more like 5'4. That day no lifts.
Spence said on 5/Dec/06
He looks 5'6 in the Godfather films. 5'10 maybe 5'10 1/2 Caan looks to have 4 or 5 inches on him.
sleuth said on 4/Dec/06
5'7" is the minimum height that any actor will admit to unless he absolutely can't help it.
Franco said on 19/Oct/06
no doubts about the "massive" lifts LOL but i have the feeling they aren't as sophisticated as Tom Cruise ones hehehe, even with lifts he didn't reach mr. Glenn.
AL PACINO use lifts because he's short.......Tom Cruise use lifts not because he is short, but because he got an inferiority problem (besides the stupid media bombardments).
Al Pacino is bigger than life no matter how tall he is.
leonari said on 16/Oct/06
I also have the feeling that Pacino coul in fact be half an inch smaller than 168 cm...tiny frame and well proportioned makes him look taller. And lifts of course.
Franco said on 15/Oct/06
1.73 Gless in pic......Al Pacino with cowboy boots on and still shorter than Glenn. when i saw him he was about 1.68 stupid me didn't look at his shoes, effectively he does look short indeed upon looking carefully....5'5 is correct (without shoes). definetely.
Glenn said on 26/Sep/06
Shoes had chunky soles plus lifts inside.
Viper652 said on 25/Sep/06
Pacino looking 5-8? Thats hard to see.
Glenn said on 24/Sep/06
One weird time he was 5-8.weird looking casual shoes on.
Aj said on 22/Sep/06
5'6 would probley be right with shoes on. Im 5'11 and got the chance to see him in new york a while back. when i walked by him i was a good 5-6 inches taller. Without shoes he would probley be 5'5.
Glenn said on 21/Sep/06
I agree totally Aussie.
Aussie Bloke said on 20/Sep/06
OHHHH C'mon Americans. This guy is around the 5ft4 to 5ft5 mark, because in a recent interview in Australia he told the interviewer "I have been forced to wear lifts in 95% of movies I have been in, due to my obvious lack of height". This guy Is a legend, but he is a very short bloke; The man himself has told people this; BELIEVE HIM PEOPLE!!
Franco said on 17/Sep/06
1st post about my fave actor of all time and i can honestly say that 5'6 (168cm) is the exact height of AL Pacino, i read it in italian magazine and on spanish magazine (different magazines so i doubt they copied). good work for stating him 168CM! that's proper without shoes. ;)
oh i'm 27 years old and exactly 1.93cm, my whole family is blessed with height, my dad is 1.88cm, my sister is 1.75 and my mom is *drum rolls* 1.68cm (same as al pacino).
my grandpa was 1.92cm so i must've gotten his genes or so. girls love it :D
dmeyer said on 4/Sep/06
he looks 169 in that pic
Brad said on 24/Aug/06
Funny tale. Friend of mine saw a guy who was a dead ringer for Al with about 10 years more on him. We got some fake New York driver's license made for him and made him his "brother". We went to Vegas and took him with us. We got comped meals, shows, etc. It was great. This poor guy lived the Tony Montana just off the boat life and man we decked him in threads right out of "Scarface" and he was having people running up to him "Mr. Pacino" and living the life. We're gonna do it again when "Ocean's 13" films again next month there. Problem is, the guy doesn't have a phone.
Brad said on 16/Aug/06
6' 4" in my last year in high school. I was looking on top of him. Easy close to a foot. My father met him in '70 when he was V.P. of Playbill Magazine. Yes, 5' 5" is about right. Look below: 5' 5" is right. I hate my height. Repeat: HATE it. Give me a few inches less.
Danimal said on 15/Aug/06
Brad, how can you account for 11"??? Did you have a ruler? Things like this bother me, because people say, 14", 17", or in your case, 11". The human eye isn't a ruler. I just think you like to brag about your height Brad. You do it a lot on her. Get over it.
Brad said on 15/Aug/06
5' 5" at Mama Leone's in NYC in '74. Had him beat by 11 inches with ease.
leonari said on 22/Jul/06
I also think he is closer to the 5'5" mark. Especially nowadays...
Glenn said on 22/Jul/06
That I agree with you on Diva.more possible 5-5.
kevin said on 22/Jul/06
just watch serpico and you will realize that he is looking really tiny. 5ft 6 in at best. so nowadays hes mayby a bit under this mark.
LLdiva said on 22/Jul/06
No way. I stood next to him on line at a movie and he is no more than 5'4". I'm told he always wear lifts.
Joe said on 15/May/06
I think Glenn got it spot on. I'm this height too so it's cool that he's the same height as me for some reason. He does tend to wear lifts a lot as his height varies each film.
Nolifts81 said on 3/May/06
He is my favourite actor(With DeNiro and Gazzara). I think that Pacino is 167cm because in the movie "Donnie Brasco" he weared normal shoes with an exterior heel of 1.25 and Johnny Depp weared cowboy boots with 2 inches heels and Depp appeared exactly 4 inches taller than him.I think Johnny Depp is 175cm barefoot (5'9") +2 inches heel 180cm(5'11").I think Pacino is 167cm barefoot (5'5.75) and with 1.25 heel 170 (5'7").
Shaun said on 20/Apr/06
Pacino has never been any taller than 5'5". Look at the wedding picture of him standing next to 5'8.75" Brando and 5'9" James Caan they appear almost a head taller! Elevators can easily make a 5'5" guy 5'7" or 8.
Steven Ward said on 17/Apr/06
Now this guy actually does look between 5'6-5'7 to me.
lu.73 said on 16/Apr/06
al pacino is 175 cm? No 5'6. No 5'7'.Mybe 5'8.
leonari said on 16/Apr/06
yes pacino 5'8"...guys who have no clue abot heights should keep their ideas to themselves...Pacino is, was and will always be 5'6"!!!
Anonymous said on 15/Apr/06
al pacino is 5'8''
[Editor Rob: and michael j fox is 5ft 6? Did you see insomnia with robin williams...Pacino can look 5ft 8, but only if he asks Sly to borrow his shoes]
trueheight said on 3/Apr/06
c'mon, he was 5'6 in his prime, most ppl know that. Just watch Godfather w/ him besides brando who is about 4in taller in some scenes. And we all know Brando was no 5'10
Glenn said on 30/Mar/06
Sometimes you wonder.Ive seen him look 5-8 in shoes with a thick sole and I guess lifts.
Frank2 said on 29/Mar/06
5'5" with lifts! (Just kidding)
Glenn said on 29/Mar/06
Thank you Frank.finally someone backs me up.the best person to back me too
Frank2 said on 29/Mar/06
Pacino is about 5'5".
bismarck said on 27/Mar/06
I'd say he's around 5'6"1/2 or 5'7" because my aunt met him once and said he was not even an inch taller than her....she's 5'7" 5'8" with tennis shoes and she said he was wearing tennis shoes that day too,therefore, he's not past 5 feet 7 inches
Polska said on 26/Mar/06
Looking at Glenn's pic Al looks about 2 inches shorter. Just look at where their noses are in relation to each other, or their chins. Since their hair blends in with the background so much it's impossible to tell where the top of their heads are.
Also, considering Al was wearing large heeled shoes, we should subtract another inch from his height, at least half an inch. So his height has to be 5'5" or 5'5.5". I'd say he was 5'6" at his peek.
Glenn said on 6/Mar/06
Remember When The Made That Bust When They Were Money Laundering?
Mario said on 5/Mar/06
In wich scenes of Scarface did he look 5 ft 5?
He 4-5 inches shorter than F Murray Abraham en he comes above Steven bauer mouth...
Glenn said on 4/Mar/06
Certain Scenes In Scarface And Dog Day Afternoon Reflect My Theory Of 5-5.ive Seen Him Look 5-8 In Shoes,but Here He Big Heels.another Mystery.
[Editor Rob: in Godfather he looked shorter in some scenes compared to others, a result of which is usually lift-related]
Editor Rob said on 4/Mar/06
In Edward De Leo's book, "Al and Me" he said: "Al was short, about 5ft 7...he worried out loud to me that his height might negatively affect his acting career"
Glenn said on 4/Mar/06
He Is 5-4 or 5-5.
Mario said on 13/Feb/06
I dunno, a 5 ft 7 friend of my says that he was eye in eye with Pacino, this was 5/6 years ago...
To me he always has looked 5 ft 6 to 5 ft 7.
I believe that he appears barefoot with Ellen Barkin in Sea of Love and that they look the same height. If get the dvd i will post some pics here.
trueheight said on 12/Feb/06
So your saying he was 5-6 in his prime? seems more like 5-7 in Godfather and Dog Day
Mario said on 11/Feb/06
Glenn 5 ft 8 + 1 inch of Glenn's shoes = 5 ft 9 (I suppose that Glenn did wear shoes)
Pacino 5 ft 6 + 2 inch of his boots = 5 ft 8.
In Scarface he did look 5 ft 7 next to 6 ft 1.25 Steven Bauer, 6 ft Murray Abraham and 5 ft 10 Robert Loggia. His shoes don't looked suspectious to me.
True that there are some pictures in wich he looks 5 inches shorter than Brando, but pictures can be confusing. James Caan did wear lifts in The Godfather because his character was decribed as a "Tall 6 ft sicilian".
tgri said on 10/Feb/06
i would not be socked if al pacnio was only 5'4 barefoot .in this photo next to glenn he looks 5'5.5-5'6 max in cowboy boots .if you watch scarface hes lucky to reach 5'7 in platfroms . also if you look at pics from the godfather he is clearly 5 'to 6' inches shorter then 5'10 marlon brando. he could have been taller at his peak , but i can say that he could be only a 5'4 man .
Chowbell said on 20/Jan/06
According to Robert Evans in
"The Kid Stays in the Picture," Pacino is five-five with heels on which is why they cast a shorter actor, James Caan, for "The Godfather" and not the taller
JUSTMATT said on 1/Jan/06
Looking Gleen photo and considering Pacino was in boots I think he is 165 cm.
Mario Nariano said on 30/Oct/05
A friend of my meeted him some years ago in New York while he was filming Poeple I know. My friend said that he was eye in eye with Pacino and my friend is 5 ft 7.
Ziyad Bizri said on 1/Sep/05
Thats not true guys.. AL is about 170cm i met him in New jersey 5 years ago... i passed beside him and noticed that hes 1 or 2 centimeters higher than i am .. im 168cm.
ACK said on 20/Jul/05
No way 5' 6''. Nowadays 165 cm at most! Such a tiny guy is a huge actor!! It really doesn't matter his height.
Mr Klaus said on 4/Jul/05
I agree with 5'6" listening, I meeted Pacino two years ago at the Insomnia premiere and he looked 167/ 168 CM. It's possible that he was 5'7" at his peak.
Pacino whore lifts in some scenes, in the scene in wich he kissed 6 ft John Cazale and in the most scenes with 5'8" Diane Keaton.
leonari said on 3/Jul/05
Rob the guy was never near 5'7"...just watch the old movies..And it's known that in Godfather he wore lifts. At his peak he was 5'6" no doubt...today smaller...But still the best actor of all time!
MHouillon said on 19/Jun/05
Al Pacino is 5'6" 168cm.
db said on 11/Apr/05
Pacino is such a great actor he makes himself much bigger than he really is. 5'6" is what he can reach while playing roles like Scent of Woman or Dog Day. Off screen at home after taking a crap while standing in his robe waiting for the coffee to brew he is actually 5' even. This then is a compliment to him for who else but the great Al Pacino could add a half a foot to his height merely through acting?
King13 said on 26/Mar/05
I met Al Pacino after watching his play 2yrs ago or so in NYC (Salome). He's no taller than 5'4"
Mr. R said on 10/Mar/05
When I saw him years ago in New York filming "And Justice For All", he walked past me, and I would say then he was 5'6", but he may be a little shorter now.