How tall was Alexander Godunov

Alexander Godunov's Height

6ft 0in (182.9 cm)

Russian-American ballet dancer and actor, best remembered for roles in films like Die Hard, Witness, The Money Pit and Waxwork II. In a 1982 news article, it mentioned how "because of his size and his stature (he is a muscular 6 foot 1 inch tall), Godunov's strengths and his weakness become magnified on the stage."

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Average Guess (9 Votes)
6ft 0.19in (183.4cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Aug/17
Berta, Hanks had very high hair in the 80's aswell
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Aug/17
When I requested him ages ago I was thinking he'd at least be a 6ft2-3 guy who might've fallen victim to the 2in Hollywood rule because I remember reading 6ft4 and 6ft5
berta said on 20/Aug/17
well after looking at the scene with tom hanks i would say that if one of them was taller then it was probably Hanks.if we took away the hair. this guy was maybe no taller than 183 and could have been only 182. He is a hard one he gives a big impression in die hard like he was 185 cm. i Cant guess better than this = shortest possible 182 cm and tallest possible 184. The lisitng is probably the best.the strange thing is how was he able to be litied at all the way from 185 to 191 cm. I also saw photos of him and harrison ford and i think ford looked taller in almost every photo. And ford to me wqs 184 wich means that 182 is very possible for this guy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Aug/17
I just assumed for years that this guy was in Dolph Lundgren territory. Another burly, blonde haired European export with wooden delivery and of course stood at least 6ft4. I vaguely remember seeing a 6ft4½ listing for him somewhere ages ago. But when I saw 6ft2½ on IMDB I assumed that had to be closer to his real height. Then I saw him here at 6ft and was blown away. I went back to watch Die Hard which I hadn't seen in a good while and he doesn't really look that big. He certainly wasn't the tallest terrorist. For some reason I had always assumed he since was Rickman's right hand man. There wasn't any scenes of them standing normally to really judge though. Really shocked that he was only barely taller than Bruce Willis when I was almost certain in my mind that he had a size advantage over him in their brawl...
Editor Rob: sometimes the look of a character can give us a false impression of them being taller. Even I've looked at older films while running this site and thought somebody wasn't as tall as I had initially thought...
Anonymous said on 19/Aug/17
Surprised as well that he was only a 6 footer but then I was thinking about how Willis was barefoot in that film. He would have been walking around at 5'11.5" guy while Alexander wearing boots would have been an easy 6'1" hence the height difference. Shows that a guy with a solid build can look big at 183 cm.
Mincer said on 17/Aug/17
Lorenzo Caccialanza who played Marco on Die Hard is listed at 6'7.5 on imdb. In the link there's a picture of him with Jane Fonda, I couldn't find any decent pictures of him . I'm not sure what footwear she has, so what do you think about his height?


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Editor Rob: I don't know much about him, but would be surprised if he was that tall.
Some Guy said on 16/Aug/17
Was he really 6'0 range? In Die Hard he looked a legit 6'2 guy. Not the tallest of the terrorists, but somewhere in the middle. Looked taller than 6'1 Alan Rickman.
Shredder said on 15/Aug/17
I just had a look , Hanks was taller than him and He was no taller than Willis , 5'11.5 max
Editor Rob: hanks does have a lot of hair in that era.
Mincer said on 15/Aug/17
I would of thought Wisiniewski was at least 193cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Aug/17
Rob, you should check these out. Tinyurl isn't working right now for me so you'll have to copy and paste to see them. But these are from pre and post Die Hard days.

Described 6ft2 in 1979 by Washington Post

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Described 6ft2 in 1983 by CS Monitor

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Described 6ft3 in 1991 by LA Times

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But I could buy 6ft1 for him and he wore lifts in movies to look more imposing. I seem to remember him being listed 6ft4 or more at one point which I never believed. He looked big but not Dolph Lundgren size! When I saw the 6ft2-3 listings including the precise 6ft2½ on IMDB I genuinely would not have doubted that for a second. It sounded legit, like someone who knew him personally corrected it
Editor Rob: Rampage, if you can watch the money pit, he is inside the house talking to Tom Hanks, I think it is hard to believe he is taller than Tom!
Mincer said on 13/Aug/17
How tall do you think Andreas Wisniewski who played his brother in Die Hard and appeared The living Daylights was? He looked really tall and is listed on imdb as 6'4.5 which to my admittedly novice skills looks believable.

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I know its not a very good shot but he does seem to have some height on Willis
Editor Rob: listed on his agency as being 192cm.
James B said on 13/Aug/17
Rob 6'0.5 possible?
Editor Rob: I wouldn't have said he was taller than Tom Hanks...
teez said on 13/Aug/17
when i first seen die hard i thought he was 6'3
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Aug/17
Rob, you're seriously telling us he was shorter than Alan Rickman and barely taller than Bruce Willis?


He used to get listed as high as 6ft4-5 which I knew was too much but then 6ft3 and then 6ft2. I was certain he was around that zone at least from watching Die Hard.
Editor Rob: well the most he could be is 6ft 1, given he was being described in his heyday as that mark.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Aug/17
What?!
grizz said on 13/Aug/17
@Sam,he doesn't seem to be shorter than Hanks. Look at their shoulder level. Not to mention Boris was slightly hunching. Also take into consideration Tom's puffy hair which adds like half an inch
Tom said on 13/Aug/17
I thought he was 6'2" going off of Die Hard lol
theonewiththecontacts said on 12/Aug/17
It's fair to assume he isn't 6'1 as the article suggests, looks to be edged by a post-back injury Harrison Ford and a weak 6'1 Alan Rickman. Looks very similar in height to both Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis, though. My final guess would range from Godunov being between 5'11.75 - 6'0.25... 6' flat for him is a fair shout!
James B said on 12/Aug/17
He didn't look that tall in the money pit
Sam said on 11/Aug/17
A great of 80s cinema for those first two roles alone and died too young. Yeah, only a slightly advantage over peak Bruce Willis and maybe a fraction under Tom Hanks and Harrison Ford.
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More likely 5'11.75"-6'0", 6'1" maybe a shoed height.
Jug said on 11/Aug/17
Looked quite tall in Die Hard. I thought he was closer to 6'3.
Johnny said on 11/Aug/17
I remember him from Die Hard. Probably didn't look much different from Willis.
Shredder said on 11/Aug/17
I was thinking 6'3 lol.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Aug/17
Wasn't this guy in a long term relationship with Jackie Bisset? His look and name screams KGB assassin LOL.
theonewiththecontacts said on 11/Aug/17
Cheers Rob, I'm glad you added this guy! This listing is definitely closer than anything else on the internet!

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