How tall is Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins Height

5ft 8 (172.7 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 9 (175.3 cm)
Welsh Actor best known for roles in films such as The Hannibal Lecter trilogy, Thor, The Elephant Man, Remains of the Day, Howards End, Magic, The World's Fastest Indian, A Bridge Too Far, The Mask of Zorro and Nixon. His agency resume once had him listed as 5ft 10in.

How tall is Anthony Hopkins
Anthony (age 72) and Robert Downey Jr
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Average Guess (86 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 9.14in (175.6cm)
Current: 5ft 7.81in (172.2cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Apr/23
Anthony Hopkins was one of the stars talking about his friend and colleague, Peter O’Toole.

5ft9 peak and 5ft8 now.
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Jan/23
How can some critic give The Silence of the Lambs, which is on tonight, just 4 stars?

Baaaaah! 🐑

5ft9 peak and 5ft8 today.
berta said on 7/Jan/23
At least 5+9 peak.I guess he was that stallone height of 5´9 on his worst days in the late afternoon. I think 176 is closer for peak. I dont think he only lost i inch. the guy is over 80 years.
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Sep/22
Anthony’s performance in ‘Magic’ is just SO terrific! I found that the Talking Pictures channel is showing it tonight. I watched it with my Mum one Christmas - 1978, to be exact - and my Mum loved it. We were both equally terrified!

Anthony was 39 when this film was made. Co-starring the short but powerful Burgess Meredith, and directed by Richard Attenborough, this has to be one of my favourite of Hopkins’s films EVER. Talk about a disturbed young man merging into his vintriloquist’s dummy, you won’t find a more convincing performance than Anthony’s….. 🙊

Possibly 5ft9.25 at this age, this is what he’s getting from me, with 5ft8 for today’s height. 😌👌🏼
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Jun/22
Oh NO! 😂😂😂 South Park have likened a case of ‘toilet papering’ a teacher’s house to the crimes committed by Hannibal Lecter, with a serial toilet papering criminal boy
in the same sort of prison cell as Doctor Lecter!

I saw ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ within the past few days, and I’ve lost count how many times I’ve seen it in all, opening my viewing history with a trip to the cinema. My Scrabble mate,
Sean, saw it more times than he could account for, and if he was a little late for the commencement of one of our ‘matches’, I knew he’d be at the pictures. 📽


The toilet papering miniature crook is an artist, just like Hannibal, and comes out with, “Quit pro quo…”.

Then he sees pictures of the scene of the crime. “Not bad work! Not bad at all! These toilet paperers are professionals - at least one of them is…..”

The close-to-tears officer Barbrady then has to give up some deep personal trauma from his past before the black-haired imp fills him in with his synopsis of the likely culprits. “Your toilet paperers are most likely males, between the ages of 8 and 10. Parents notice that much toilet paper missing, so they’ll have likely bought it themselves. Find out where the toilet paper came from and you just might catch your man!”


South Park often do takes on films, but this one has to be my favourite. I hope Anthony Hopkins has seen the cartoon - he’d find it hilarious!

I reckon during his early films, for instance ‘Magic’, which I highly recommend, Anthony measured in at 5ft9.25. Nowadays, he’s nearer the 5ft8 mark, so these are the heights I will put for him.
Fred_82 said on 13/May/22
Dr Lecter was 5'9
Daycringeothon said on 11/May/22
175.5cm or 176.5cm peak is fair. He has that stocky build of a person who would be startlingly strong. Grip strength, Pulling strength, lifting strength etc.
Richard Shaw said on 3/May/22
In the film Magic his character is referred to as being 5’8’.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/22
5ft10 out of bed peak is likely if he was a solid 5ft9

Today looks to be struggling with 5ft8
BoobleGooble said on 28/Feb/22
Hey Rob.What height do you think peak Hopkins woke up at? Also he seems to be under 5'8 now
Editor Rob
Maybe near 5ft 10
Rising174cm said on 13/Nov/21
I agree that he's probably now 172 at 80+, but if anything, his peak is slightly low and both Mel Gibson and John Hurt are listed a half inch too high, especially compared to Hopkins in the 80s. Hurt wasn't less than an inch shorter and Gibson was shorter than Hopkins, even though Mel had more footwear in the best scene for comparing. I think his head and build made him appear shorter.

The only weird thing about Hopkins is that he didn't seem above 5'8" next to Brad Pitt in Meet Joe Black at age 60, but he was clearly taller than Antonio Banderas in The Mask of Zorro around the same time. Banderas is also listed a half inch too high, imo, but that'd still mean 60 year old Hopkins had to be at least 5'8.5".

So, peak was more like 176 cm, imo, 174 cm at age 60 and 172 cm at 83. He may have still been a full 5'8" until sometime between age 75 and 80.
Slim 6'1.75 said on 6/Sep/21
Peak is ok but give 172cm for current
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 4/Aug/21
Anthony is so much shorter than Mads Mikkelsen, who plays Dr Hannibal Lecter in the TV series. 😲

Peak height - 5ft9 and an inch less today. Sir Anthony can be seen at his peak height in a film called 'Magic', which I thoroughly recommend. He stars with Swedish actress Ann-Margret and the brilliant little fellow, Burgess Meredith, whose films never fail to amaze me! 👌

Next to those two, Mr Hopkins looked rather tall. 📏🤭 I estimated him to be above average when I first saw the movie, which showed one Christmas in the late 70s. My Mum saw it too, and was absolutely terrified! 🎄
A Lawrence said on 3/Aug/21
Around the same height as Brad Pitt in his prime but shrunk ALOT!
Tall Sam said on 15/Apr/21
Hopkins has held onto height better than other guys of similar height like De Niro.
Rising174cm said on 2/Apr/21
@Genau: Spot on peak, though I'd say more 172 today and not as low as 171 unless he's lost more height the last few years.

Anthony looked about the same height as 5'8" Mark Wahlberg in this video from 2016: Click Here He's edged by Marky Mark in this 2017 photo with a roughly 5'9.5" Matt Damon also seen: Click Here but their footwear shows Wahlberg was wearing Timberlands: Click Here I think Timberlands add at least 1.5" or even a bit more since I measured myself at a hair over 5'10" in Timbs, but only measured 5'9" in Converse on a stadiometer. You could probably say 172 cm in that photo with Damon and Wahlberg, but this 2017 photo also shows Hopkins still measuring up well to Wahlberg: Click Here Then you have a basically 76 year old Hopkins still pulling off a solid 5'8" with 190 cm Chris Hemsworth: Click Here and the photo above with a possibly 172 cm RDJ, whom I assume forgot the lifts in his sneakers that night. As I've previously said, Hopkins was more than an inch taller than RDJ in Chaplin, iirc.

So it seems Hopkins held on to a full 5'8" throughout his early to mid 70s, but was looking more 172 cm by the time he approached 80. After seeing him in the 80s with Derek Jacobi, Mel Gibson and John Hurt, I think 176 cm is a good bet. It's interesting that this would mean he lost 2 cm from his peak by age 60 and then another 2 cm between 60 and 80.
Genau 5ft9 7/8 said on 11/Feb/21
Peak 175-176 but today between 171 and 172
Rising174cm said on 21/Jan/21
Now that I'm convinced enough that Mel Gibson was a full 5'9"(though not much, if anything more), I'd give Hopkins at least a solid 5'9" or around 176 cm peak. He was consistently as tall, or really, slightly taller than Gibson In The Bounty. Even giving taking away the maybe 2 degrees of tilt from the face to face scene and comparing eye level to account for the camera, Hopkins is still at least as tall in the face to face scene: Click Here And in that scene, Gibson really had more footwear as Hopkins wore these shoes for the entire film: Click Here while Gibson wore these brown boots in scenes like that: Click Here and in other scenes, they wore the same shoes: Click Here

Here's a still from another scene: Click Here

But I've seen many more Hopkins films from the 70s and 80s and he could look a solid 5'9" in others, too. For instance, he looked at least that with 6'1" listed Freddie Jones and John Hurt, whom I suspect was about 5'8", in The Elephant Man, although 5'11" listed John Gielgud was perhaps still a couple of inches taller and 75+ at the time. He also didn't look much different than 5'9.5" peak listed Derek Jacobi in The Tenth Man(1988), though I can't rule out a half inch difference. But he looked an easy 5'9"+ in The Lion In Winter with Peter O'Toole and Timothy Dalton and Katharine Hepburn. Even as late as Chaplin, 176 cm looked possible with 172 cm Downey as Hopkins was easily a good inch to an inch and a half taller. Granted, his character was described as 5'8"-5'9" in Audrey Rose(1977), but he held up better than 5'9" flat in that same film with 6'2" listed John Beck.

Really, the only thing that puzzles me about Hopkins is that he struggled with 5'8" at barely 60 in Meet Joe Back since Brad Pitt was definitely about 3" taller, but he was taller than 5'8" Antonio Banderas in The Mask of Zorro that same year and it's hard to imagine Banderas didn't have thick footwear. In his actual prime, he did pretty consistently look 176 range in all of his films I remember seeing.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Jan/21
Further to my comment written on Mads Mikkelsen's page the other day regarding Hannibal Lecter's demanding of good behaviour, I saw 'The Silence of the Lambs' a few nights ago, and I didn't regard Hannibal's treatment of the two poor prison officers who came to feed him the height of good manners at all!
He must have been bloody strong though, but his methods are more reliant on craftiness and careful planning than anything else.

Rising174cm said on 2/Jan/21
I agree. I'd say maybe 172 cm in recent years. However 5'9" is a better peak listing than the old 5'8.5" because I've seen him look a bit over 5'9" in some of his 70s and 80s films and not only in The Bounty. He was about 5'8" flat a decade ago.
slim 6'1 said on 1/Jan/21
Now he’s sub 5’8” for sure
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 31/Dec/20
🎂🎁🎊 Happy Birthday Anthony! 🎊🎁🎂

Many Happy Returns to Sir Anthony Hopkins, who celebrates his 83rd Birthday today. XXX

I viewed 'The Silence of the Lambs' the other night and it's one film that'll never, ever lose its edge. Now I have my copy of 'Hannibal' sitting on my bed because I WANT MORE!

5ft9.25 peak; 5ft8 today. 😁👌🎈🐑

Genau said on 5/Dec/20
5ft9 peak 5ft7.5 now
Slim 6'1" said on 9/Aug/20
175 is actually good but now hes shrunk to strong 5'7 area 171 172
Vastlybetter said on 17/Jul/20
Would be interesting to see Hopkins next to Big Rob. Do you think there is a chance he is the same height?
Editor Rob
Today he might be looking barely 5ft 8 at times, but a peak hopkins I think would look taller than myself.
Keith Bacchus said on 9/Jun/20
5 foot 9
Nik said on 29/May/20
He's well above average for his age!
JohnMoore-162cm said on 20/May/20
5'9.25" peak is quite possible for Hopkins
berta said on 12/Jan/20
standing tall i Think he could have been 176 peak and 173 flat today
179cm guy said on 20/Jul/19
Peak: 5'9-9.25
Current: 5'7.75-8
He's looking a bit timid with 5'8 next to Ben Kingsley who's more of a strong 5'7 nowadays: ( Click Here ) and next to Mark Wahlberg: ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here )
I really think that he's only 172cm nowadays. Will you give him a downgrade that's more in line with the average guess Rob?
179cm guy said on 11/Jun/19
Rob, mightn't a current listing that is more in line with the average guess be better suited for Anthony at this point? Like you said when he was 75-76 he still looked like a big 5'8 next to Chris Hemsworth at the Thor: The Dark World premiere however I think that he might be more of a weak 5'8 nowadays. Take a look at these pictures of him next to Mark Wahlberg at the U.S. premiere for Transformers: The Last Knight back in 2017: ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) Hopkins was 79-80 years old at the time these pictures were taken and due to the fact that his hair is looking rather wispy I would say that he's only 172cm at this point next to Wahlberg. Rob, will you please give him a current listing of 5'7.75?
179cm guy said on 3/Jun/19
Peak: 176cm
Current: 172cm
The Horse of FUNK said on 2/Jun/19
Watched The Edge (1997) recently, where Hopkins was with Alec Baldwin. I was thinking a strong 5'8", 5'8.25", for most of his career and probably 5'6"-5'7" today. Not buying the 5'9" peak. Brad Pitt and Aiden Quinn have a consistent 3 inches on him in Legends of the Fall, too.
179cm guy said on 14/Mar/19
Rob, are you sure that Hopkins hasn't lost the full two inches of height yet at eight-years-old? How tall would you say he was in his mid-seventies next to Chris Hemsworth here just a few years ago? ( Click Here )
Editor Rob
He still seems a big 5ft 8 I think when photographed with Chris.
Rising - 174 cm said on 26/Dec/18
A 75-76 year old Hopkins didn't look too short with 6'3" listed Chris Hemsworth: Click Here He's held up well, similar to someone like Malcolm McDowell.

@Mark Harrison: That's pretty interesting since I had never really thought much about Hopkins being overweight before, but as I've said, I also figured his stocky build and big head make him seem shorter.
Mark Harrison said on 9/Jul/18
Hopkins was always overweight, so that may have caused him to appear shorter than his actual height. He had to lose weight to make "When Eight Bells Toll" when he was only 32.
Rising - 174 cm said on 2/Jun/18
@berta: He still looks roughly the same height as Marky Mark so I don't see him under 172 cm yet. I've seen a lot of his films from the 60's through 80's such as The Lion in Winter, A Bridge Too Far, Audrey Rose, The Elephant Man, The Bounty and The Tenth Man and I'd guess him about 5'9". I've seen Magic as well, but too many years ago to remember his height, though that film co-stars Ann-Margret and has Burgess Meredith in it so it might be useful for comparing. However, I'm certain Hopkins was taller than John Hurt and at least as tall as Mel Gibson, both of whom I'd guess a half inch shorter than their listings here. He really didn't look much different than Derek Jacobi, iirc, but a half inch shorter is possible.

But Brad Pitt is at least 3" taller in Meet Joe Black from the late 90's so either Hopkins lost some height by that point or Pitt really does wear big lifts.
berta said on 18/Mar/18
we need to remember that this guy is 80 years old. i havent realised that. i thought he was a little over 70. that means that we have to go back to silence of the lambs ore earlier to take a look at his peak. i have a really hard time believing that he lost only 1 inch at 80 years old. if the guy is lets say 171-2 today then i think he was maybe 176 legit at peak. but really dont know havent seen him in anythin from the 80s
EthanBlake said on 28/Feb/18
he looks kinda short in person.
Rising - 174 cm said on 31/Jan/18
They used camera tricks for close ups to minimize differences, but even outside of that, he looked an easy 5'9" in The Lion in the Winter with Peter O'Toole and Timothy Dalton as well as Katharine Hepburn if she at 60ish was even the 5'5" she claimed at 85+. Even in Chaplin, he was noticeably taller than Robert Downey Jr. by what looked to me like more than an inch, perhaps an inch and a half. Then if you consider him face to face with Mel Gibson in The Bounty and a similar face to face of 176 cm Kurt Russell and Mel 4 years later, Hopkins looks taller by a similar amount as Kurt if you consider Kurt had a heel advantage over Mel while Hopkins never had more footwear than Mel in the film and they even wore the same shoes in some scenes. I think 5'9.25" peak is quite possible for Hopkins with perhaps his big head and stocky build making him appear shorter than he really was. I'm less certain of his height nowadays, but he seems about Marky Mark's height and not even much shorter than George Clooney as of last year so I wouldn't go below 172 cm.
Anonymous said on 1/Jan/18
rob you claim david hyde pierce is 5 foot 9 yet in this picture david looks 2 inches taller then 5 foot8 hopkisn I think Hopkins is 5 foot 7 now Click Here:
Rising - 174 cm said on 22/Nov/17
Not that movie heights mean anything, but fwiw, his character was described as 5'8"-5'9" in Audrey Rose(1977). But John Beck is listed here at 6'2" and Hopkins didn't look less than 5'9" with him if that height is accurate. Hopkins had a decent heel on his shoe -- probably over an inch -- but nothing significant for the 70's and very likely not bigger than what Beck wore if you got a look at Beck's shoe(which I don't remember)
Rising - 174 cm said on 18/Nov/17
@Rob: I agree. Hopkins does a wonderful job in that film and shows he can get across compassion as easily as he can play more sinister characters. From what I've seen of him in the 80's, I wouldn't guess under 5'9" either. 5'9.25" is more than possible as well, especially with Mel in The Bounty.
Rising - 174 cm said on 30/Oct/17
5'9" looked about right in The Elephant Man as he was clearly taller than John Hurt, who was probably about 5'8" and Hopkins didn't look below this to me with Freddie Jones who is listed here at 6'1", but John Gielgud is listed here at 5'11" and was in his late 70's at the time, but still seemed clearly taller than Hopkins to me by perhaps a couple of inches. Maybe Gielgud really was 181 cm peak and hadn't lost much?
Editor Rob
guys like Hopkins make acting seem effortless. I think 5f 9-9.5 in the 80's wasn't impossible, but under 5ft 9 probably is harder to argue for him peak.
Mar3k said on 6/Oct/17
I think he is 5'7.85" (172cm) now and 5'9.5" (176cm) when he was young. I recently watched "The Elephant Man" and Anthony was looking like a average tall man so peak height between 5'9" and 5'9.5" without shoes seems right.
Rising - 174 cm said on 30/Sep/17
I'm not sure about the difference between 5'9" and 5'9.25" proportionately. I thought he could give a 5'8"-5'8.5" impression in some 90's films, especially Meet Joe Black where Pitt looked about 3" taller. But I'm not sure Hopkins was still peak height in the 90's as he turned 50 in 1987. But his stocky build and big head can definitely give a shorter impression. As I've said several times, I do think 5'9.25" is possible for the 70's and 80's.
Slim said on 25/Sep/17
Who's downgrading Hopkins? Both Rob's listings and the average guesses are close to each other.
I don't know. But proportion wise he could pull of 175.8 (5'9.25")in the 90s films I've seen him in.
Rising - 174 cm said on 23/Sep/17
@Slim: As I've said, I'm certain Hopkins was at least as tall as a 5'9" Mel Gibson throughout The Bounty with no footwear advantageif not a bit taller so I can't say 176 cm is impossible, but how did you determine his height from 'Lambs? There's only one low angle shot to compare him to Jodie Foster through his cell and in Hopkins 15 minutes of screen time he's usually alone in his cell only or getting wheeled around.

He does still look about as tall as Wahlberg: Click Here Click Here Click Here So being 5'8" or close to it at 79 years old certainly could fit with a solid 5'9" in his prime.

Who's downgrading Hopkins? Both Rob's listings and the average guesses are close to each other.
Slim said on 19/Sep/17
Lemme correct myself
Slim said on 14/Sep/17
Looked every bit 5'9.25" in "silence of the lambs", not sure where you downgrades are getting your pictures from.
Slim said on 14/Sep/17
Looked every bit 5'9.25" in "silence of the lambs", not sure where you guys are guys are getting pictures from.
Rising - 174 cm said on 8/Sep/17
@RichardSpain: Honestly, I have to agree completely for all those ages now, but I plan to watch more films from Hopkins' 30s and 40s and perhaps rewatch more from when he was middle-aged in the 90s. Maybe his big head and stocky build made him look shorter and made people think he was 5'7".
Richardspain said on 7/Sep/17
175cm /176 cm young

174cm around his sixty years

172-173 cm nowadays
Rising - 174 cm said on 30/Aug/17
@Rob: I'm very curious to hear your 2 cents on the comparison between Hopkins and Mel Gibson. It's really what convinced me not only Gibson wasn't taller than 5'9", but that Hopkins could have been as tall as 5'9" himself. For the sake of convenience, I post again what I'd say is the best scene for comparing as it's only 1:29: Click Here

Have I erred in assuming that based on this and other scenes, Hopkins may or may not have been taller, but was at least as tall as Gibson? Even the slight tilt doesn't seem enough to account for this given how close they're standing around 30 seconds and if you take a still and straighten it in photoshop, Hopkins still seems taller here, imo. Gibson seems to be standing perfectly straight and considering the two even wore the same shoes at one point, I don't see footwear as much of a factor. I know Arch Stanton's conclusion was the same, so what could we be overlooking here? Thanks.
RisingForce said on 15/May/17
These are examples of Hopkins with Mel Gibson. Face to face at 3:26 in this clip: Click Here You can see that here too in a wider shot around the 30 second mark: Click Here Now here is a video of Hopkins present day with Mark Wahlberg: Click Here And here he is again with Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon, who I'd give 5'9.5" and Rob has at a more solid 177 cm: Click Here Here's their footwear: Click Here Wahlberg was in Timberlands while I'm not sure what kind of shoes Hopkins has. Btw, Damon also had thick boots that night. Surely, even with a footwear disadvantage, Hopkins would be close to Wahlberg if he stood as straight. I think the difference between Pitt and Hopkins in Legends of the Fall was not as great as in Meet Joe Black? Either way, I think it's possible Hopkins peaked a solid 5'9", but then throughout the 90s when he achieved more of an iconic status as Hannibal Lector, he was 5'8.5" in middle age and is now hanging on to about 5'8", possibly 172 cm.
RisingForce said on 12/May/17
Taller than I thought peak and currently. At least as tall as Mel Gibson, if not slightly taller in The Bounty and at least as tall as Wahlberg today. This listing seems right, not much height loss for 79 years old! But I can't figure out why he already looked a mere 5'8", or 5'8.5" absolute max by Meet Joe Black.
HSom said on 20/Apr/17
Rob, what do you think of these transformers set photos?
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Looks like Wahlberg is wearing some serious lifts. Added the other photo since I'm not really sure of Sir Anthony's shoe advantage.
They are both listed as 5ft8 but Hopkins clearly seems taller of the two.
Editor Rob
based on the other people being even taller in the photo, I would say the person closest is at a disadvantage in the photo.
Sandy Cowell said on 20/Feb/17
@ Yes yes - Hello! That's very honest of you to admit being out with your guess to such an extent! So I'm not the only one!
I can understand that Hopkins can be taken for taller, playing as he did, the original Hannibal Lector, but as I haven't seen him in the film you mention, 'Thor', I cannot comment. Maybe they used special effects...
mister_lennon said on 20/Feb/17
176-177 peak
173-174 now.
Yes yes said on 18/Feb/17
Wow, I thought he was 6'3". He looked so big in Thor...
James said on 25/Jan/17
Always heard he was 5'7" without lifts.
Sandy Cowell said on 18/Dec/16
I see from the comments below that there's a bit of a debate going on about his youthful height! It might be worth taking a long hard look at him in the film 'Magic', and comparing him to 5ft4 Ann-Margret (who I thought was actually taller!)
It shows sometimes on the 'Horror' channel or, like me, you can pick up a 2nd hand copy for next to nothing in a charity shop or, of course, Amazon or Ebay.
When I first saw it, it terrified me, but I was only a kid! It's still very good even now, but has been downgraded to a '15' like so many, many films which used to be 'X' rated.
Hannibal said on 27/Jul/16
Agio said on 24/Feb/14
I think he is about 171 cm or 173 174 but this is also short height 173 174 look same as 171 cm

Really? If you look closer you can see that 173 cm guy is taller than 171 cm. I'm 171 cm and my friend 173 cm he's got long legs but short torso, so almost opposite than I have, he also has "tall" shoulders and he's pretty slim which makes him look taller. if we are standing next to each other he definitely looks taller even from 30 meters. Still he's barely an inch taller than me and looks taller also from my perspective.

It also depends on what kind of bodytypes we have. Hopkins has always looked shorter than he is. Like 5'7 MAX (173cm)
David said on 23/Jul/16
Always looks short. Say 5ft 6.
David said on 15/Dec/15
I know him very very well. 5ft8.5 def right
John987 said on 10/Aug/15
Shocked by this, I thought he was 5'7 for years lol. Wow.
Wow said on 31/Mar/15
Mmmm...he has one of those body types that throw you off, makes him look shorter than he is

Minimum peak 5'9, now with the weight and slouching And age I think 5.'7.75
Arch Stanton said on 14/Dec/14
Watch The Lion in Winter people if anybody doubts at least 5 ft 9 peak...
Mike said on 12/Dec/14
Rob can you add the Hannibal Lecter Trilogy, the Thor series of films, The Lion in Winter, The Mask of Zorro, Nixon and A Bridge Too Far? Thanks. 5ft 9 seems right maybe 176 nowadays 172-173 maybe.
177cmGuy said on 28/Nov/14
Definite 5'9 at peak and could even be 176cm. Today he's probably a weak 5'8 or 5'7.5 . Brilliant actor.
mike said on 17/Nov/14
Actually he didn't look less than 5ft 9 at his peak... Maybe 5ft 9.25-9.5 peak and 5ft 7.5-7.75 today.
mike said on 27/Sep/14
One of my favourite actors! I agree with Realist about Hopkins.

Peak: 5ft 8.5-9.25in 174-176 cm
Today: 5ft 7.5-8.25in 172-174 cm
Anon said on 21/Sep/14
I have also seen him in some earlier films and he did look 5'10/5'11.
Realist said on 25/Aug/14
5'9 peak : A bridge too far, The Bunker etc.
5'8.5 mid : Remains of the Day, Silence of the lambs etc.
Today 5'7.75: Thor 1, Thor 2 etc.
Good listing Rob.
Adamz said on 15/Jul/14
did u upgrade him? i remember a shorter listing?
Editor Rob
yes gave him a slightly higher peak
Arch Stanton said on 11/Jun/14
I must be a real film buff as I recognized the Baroque room in The Bounty as the same one which featured in Amadeus, also 1984, probably filmed after each other!
Arch Stanton said on 11/Jun/14
Rob I saw The Bounty earlier, great film, he was terrific in it. But he definitely edged out Mel Gibson!! There is a scene wherr they're standing face to face in a cabin and he looked about 2 cm taller. Also he was stood next to Liam Neeson in it and Neeson didn't look 7 inches taller. Hopkins wasn't much under eye level, maybe 6 inches max.
Editor Rob
can't remember as much of the film
Arch Stanton said on 6/Jun/14
Julian Glover towered him in Juggernaut although he was nearer the camera. He looks 5 ft 9, but I wouldn't guess him higher than that in the film. 5 ft 10 in shoes peak seems to make sense.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Jun/14
Watching Juggernaut now :-)
Sam said on 6/Jun/14
He looks more 5'8" than anything over in the 90s with Jodie Foster.
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Goon loon said on 6/Jun/14
I worked with him in 1992 on Chaplin He was between 5 ft9 and 5 ft10.
Editor Rob
you must have been a young kid then ;)
Arch Stanton said on 5/Jun/14
OK. I'll also try to see some more of his early films sometime and see what I get, Juggernaut would be a good one to see, I've not seen it yet. It might have just been his footwear or angle or something in Lion which made him look 5'10 but in The Elephant Man I think he did look a solid 5'9, he would have been early 40s then.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jun/14
Click Here

That's how the difference looked in the film. He'd have been 29 or 30 at the time. It's hard to see anything under 5'9.5". That might be a fair listing. I saw his footwear in the film and it didn't look suspicious either, normal medieval ankle boot things which seemed a fairly flat heel on them.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jun/14
Rob, can you change the above then to peak and current? Honestly in Lion he actually looked a strong 5 ft 10! He really was a lot taller than Hepburn in it. Peak I think you'd be short changing him at anything under 175. How about 5'9.5" peak and 5'8.25" current? He looked very similar onscreen to Richard Burton. He's now something like 76 so should be 1.5 inches shorter on average. In Howard's End he looked a solid 5'9" guy. Perhaps 176 peak but I wouldn't argue anything lower.
Editor Rob
5ft 9 peak I think is ok till I have another look at him
Arch Stanton said on 3/Jun/14
he must have been wearing lifts in Lion's as he only looked about 3 inches shorter than O'Toole!!
Arch Stanton said on 3/Jun/14
Rob do you really think he was that low peak? I think more 5'9 range peak and 5'8" nowadays.
Editor Rob
that is a good possibility, 5ft 9 and 8 today, he can still look 5ft 8 range...
Arch Stanton said on 3/Jun/14
Looked a good 3 inches taller than Katharine Hepburn in The Lion of Winter. Actually looks nearer 5'10" next to her and Peter o Toole in it!
Realist said on 10/May/14
174-175 was his peak height i think he is more 171-172 now. This once again shows how people lie about their height 5'8 is not short but the men claiming are actually much less.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Apr/14
Silence of the Lambs/Hannibal, Rob covers those films with mentioning the first one.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Mar/14
Rob can you add Howard's End and Remains of the Day? They were super films. Looks about 5 t 9 next to Thompson and Bonham Carter in Howard's End.
mister_lennon said on 27/Mar/14
strong 5'9 peak. strong 5'8 today.

and bruce willis was 5'11 at peak, not 6. today, he is 5'10.
Sam said on 26/Mar/14
Yeah, I think Hopkins has lost a little height with age as he's in his 70s now. I doubt he was over the listing at his peak. His posture was great as recently as The Silence of the Lambs and looked about 5-6 inches taller than Jodie Foster considering footwear.
edguy282 said on 10/Mar/14
I think that it was possible that Anthony Hopkins was 5'8.5" when he was younger, but now he looks an inch or more shorter. When I see his frame now, I think he's my height, 171cm. So, I think he should be downgraded to 5'7.5".
Agio said on 24/Feb/14
I think he is about 171 cm or 173 174 but this is also short height 173 174 look same as 171 cm
tony said on 20/Dec/13
well jesonpiano.....i see him once a week and i am 5'8...5'9....and i can assure you he is a bit taller than me!
Gabby said on 4/Oct/13
5'9...Bruce Willis is 6'0 and Tony was a few inches shorter then him in RED2 and that was very recent..
jesonpiano said on 27/Aug/13
He can't be more than 5'7" if he stands straight - I am 5'3" and he was standing not a foot away from me when we were talking. He is the same level of eye contact as my mom who is 5'7" This was 2011.
Matt said on 9/Aug/13
How accurate do you think this claim is? At times he could easily pull off 5'9".
Mooplefoo said on 30/May/13
If Brad Pitt is actually 5'11, then Hopkins has gotta be like 5'7 there was about a 4 inch difference between the two in meet joe black. Maybe he was once almost 5'8 but nowadays he's 5'7 maybe even a bit less.
Hew said on 9/Feb/13
Never been taller than 5'7 imo, closer to 5'6 these days. Saw him in person a few years ago, he didn't seem over 5'7 to me.
Åke Kara said on 26/Jan/13
I've always thought he's like 5'7". Under that nowadays.
Tom said on 27/Jul/12
Antony Hopkins should be around 5ft7 and 5ft8. No more... He must be closer to 5ft7 than 5ft8 but... I guess 5ft8 can also be correct. Rob, congratulations on your site. Glad we are again able to comment on the star heights. Don't give up on this, because we can see lot of mistakes on celebrity heights.
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 24/Jul/12
Rob, is this 5'8.5 listing Anthony Hopkins' current or peak height?
Editor Rob
it's possible he was 5ft 9, but I need to look at some earlier stuff to decide.
nice guy said on 9/Jan/12
classic 5'8 guy...would be funny seeing him next to pitt if pitt wasnt wearing his monster elevator shoes xD
Beatlefan said on 22/Dec/11
Anthony Hopkins is a method actor and his height and indeed weight vary in each film depending on who he plays. In Amistad he plays ex USA president John Adams and plays a shorter,older man and Hopkins is stooped down for the whole film. If you see him in the Hannibal Lecter films he stands much taller. Robert De Niro is also very famous for working in the same way.
Dmeyer said on 4/Dec/11
Pitt defenetly looked 9 cm on him pitt CAN defenetly pull off 183cl
Mathew said on 6/Aug/11
He seems about this listed height.
jake said on 4/Jun/11
5' 9" peak. 5' 8" now. Would you agree he is 173 cm these days now Rob?
5'8.18758596 said on 23/May/11
Kind of makes me wondering how is Brannagh going to cope with having to film him as 6'5 Hemsworth's father in Thor... maybe he should have beeN Selvig ans Skaarsgard Odin? Stellan is a briliant actor as well so...
gogo said on 14/May/11
with posture looks a weak 5'8 but definitely 173-174cm
5'9 peak
Mark said on 31/Mar/11
@pumper in your pic, Penn's height is strange...look's quite tall. Surely more than 5'8" wchich is he's listed height. Lifts?
somebody new said on 18/Jan/11
5'7 is ridiculous. He's 5'9
Leung said on 23/Feb/09
I was wondering exactly the same. I was shocked by his weight loss too.
MIKESOWELL said on 23/Feb/09
Just saw Mr. Hopkins on the Oscars tonight. He looks a great deal thinner, to the point where I wonder if he has been ill.
sam said on 13/Jul/08
i guess, brad but the weird thing is you problably pass guys who range from 5'7-5'9 in the street all the time and problably are not struck by their height or lack of height
Brad said on 9/Jul/08
Stallone & Cruise get blasted for years and both are not 5' 9" so "short" is accurate. He's 5' 8".
sam said on 9/Jul/08
alexandra, that just means your tall. 5'8 for a guy isn't exactly that short
DelGirl said on 28/Jun/08
I think 5'8 sounds about right for anthony, because if you see him in Red Dragon he is not esactly lanky is he
Alexandra said on 27/Jun/08
oh my goodness he is only two centimeteres taller than me and i'm only twelve
Richard said on 30/Apr/08
In the film Magic another character refers to him as being 5'8". He surely wouldn't have wanted his height lowered if he is any taller than this! 5'8 or below definitely!
Charliemoto said on 12/Apr/08
i'd like to add that he is one of those actors that hasn't lost much height considering his age and the excessive life he led, give or take 1.5 or 2cm at most, from what i have seen from movies, images and the like since i'm a fan of his work he normally looked 5'10ish in shoes and 176cm barefoot.

now he looks a strong 5'9 in shoes and 174cm barefoot, sure he may look 173cm at times but that's because he tend to bend his back and his head when walking, i rarely see him walking military style he's pretty relaxed yet shows a big charisma and class.

the agency stating 5'10 probably in shoes he cannot be 5'10 barefoot for sure, WE KNOW lol
glenn said on 12/Apr/08
if rob hasnt seen him in the flesh,or you,then im telling you,he is still 5-9.
Manitobaboy said on 11/Apr/08
When was that pic taken, glenn? BTW, happy belated birthday.
little one said on 11/Apr/08
i don't mean to sound rude, but i am genuinely confused. the caption under picture says 5'8. fine, that tells me that compared to glenn, hopkins is in 5'9-5'10 region. but now new information tells me that glenn could be 5'7 in this photo which means hopkins could be 5'8-5'9 region. i don't want a fight...i just want to know how tall hopkins is!
little one said on 11/Apr/08
you might have been 5'7? I Don't understand. Is your height interchangeable?
Charliemoto said on 10/Apr/08
i do not exclude 5'9 during the younger age, but nowadays he look 5'8ish so the listing is correct. ;)
glenn said on 10/Apr/08
pitt is 5-11 tops and is a lift monger.i saw hopkins recently and he was still the pic above i mightve been 5-7 and he is pushing me down a bit with his arm.
little one said on 9/Apr/08
hopkins easily has a couple of inches over glenn here. i would say 5'10 judging by these photos. pitt is indeed a good few inches taller than hopkins in meet joe black. pitt has also been put as being 5'10-5'11. could it be that pitt is actually over 6'?
somebody said on 5/Apr/08
saw "meet joe black" again in tv last night ... well, if anthony hopkins is really 5
Xander said on 22/Mar/08
5ft9 to Mr. hopkins!
E said on 24/Feb/08
i think 5'9 is dead on because in red dragon him and ed Norton are face to face and Nortons 6'0.5 and hobkins looked 3.5 inches shorter.
glenn said on 31/Dec/07
hopkins is 5-9.and still looks it.saw him recently.antonio was mentioned at 5-10 in the past,and can look it.he is also at least 5-9.
G-MANN said on 30/Dec/07
Sir Anthony has big hands does he? He seems to be quite a stocky bloke rather someone of a "slight" build. He does have a very round head.
AshnarLynx said on 30/Dec/07
I always wondered why he was listed at 5'7. He looked as tall if not a little taller than Banderas in The Mask of Zorro and Banderas is listed as 5'8 (5'9 by some).
Hannibal said on 28/Nov/07
in The Bounty Gibson and Hopkins are about the same height. I'd give him 1.74m as well.
al said on 30/Oct/07
I ve read his exact height is 174cms so inbetween 5ft 8 and 9.
glenn said on 21/Oct/07
exactly dmeyer.
dmeyer said on 20/Oct/07
brad pitt in some scene had 3.5 in over him so pitt can apear 6'0 easy
glenn said on 19/Oct/07
saw this guy tonight for the 1st time in maybe 13 years.i was surprised to see he was still 5-9.a strong 5-9 at lifts that i can tell of.
Laura G said on 1/Oct/07
I'm the one who met him in SA. I'm not saying that Sir Anthony is a 'freak', all I'm saying is that he has BIG HANDS - larger than normal hands than what you'd expect from a man of 5'7".

And, he's really handsome in person, big hands and all! :-)
Leon said on 30/Sep/07
This is somebody else's quote: "Anthony Hopkins was in San Antonio a couple of weeks ago where his [orchestral] music was performed for a charity benefit (who knew!?). I had the pleasure of meeting him. Very nice man! Very! He's 'short' though. I was surprised by how short he was - maybe 5'7". BUT he's not a 'tiny' man. He's very big chested and beefy and muscular upper body. AND his hands are HUGE!!! Very disproportionate to the rest of his body! Almost freakishly!? lol."

Physically, Mr Hopkins has never looked in the least freakish to me (besides when eating people's faces as Hannibal Lector). I think this poster reads far too many style magazines with 'perfectly proportioned' models in them. He's just a normal-looking guy or average height. Simple as. lol
sam said on 15/Sep/07
doesn't matter for sir anthony. he's a good height, whatever it is. besides he's a much larger man in character than in stature....
Anonymous said on 30/Aug/07
Why not from Silence of the Lambs. And he looks 5' 9" at least.

Editor Rob
because I can...maybe someone reading this page might go rent it.
17,181 said on 1/Jul/07
the man is 69 just for the record.
shikoku said on 27/Jun/07
maybe in his younger years he was 5'10 but the man is like 71 now and i guess he would be now like 5'8
dmeyer said on 11/Jun/07
dose look 5'8.5 in that pic also 70 years old so could have been 5'9.75 at peak like strong 177 and now strong 173
TNTinCA said on 7/Jun/07
Never looked close to 5'10", even in his youth. My guess was 5'9" in his prime and now closer to 5'8".
sidewinder said on 24/May/07
he is constantly around 3 inches shorter than Mickey Rourk in "desperate hours"
Watching it as we speak.
JOSH said on 10/May/07
Tony stood exactly between 5ft 8 and 9 on a height chart in the film the linderbegh kidnapping case.
antron said on 30/Apr/07
He is almost 70 years old, he may have been close to 5'10" in his prime, but he looks in the 5'8" range right now. He has put on a bit of weight, making him look stockier and maybe appear shorter than he really is.
Jesse said on 11/Apr/07
saw him on Leno and he looked 5'7 at most
josh emery said on 24/Feb/07
some one said he stood next to a height chart that listed him 174cms so hes 5ft 8 .5 inches

Editor Rob

See this page. Not great for obvious reasons
irshgrl500 said on 5/Dec/06
I met Hopkins and his ex-wife (his second ex, Jennifer)and he seemed to be about 5'8" but not 5'10".
Glenn said on 26/Jun/06
Saw him look near 5-10 a couple of times.I think he is truly 5-8 to 5-9.
JUSTMATT said on 25/Jun/06
I friend of mine met Sir Hopkins in Santa Barbara. He passed next to him. My friend says he is short, like 5.7. That's all!
Laura G said on 2/Jun/06
Anthony Hopkins was in San Antonio a couple of weeks ago where his [orchestral] music was performed for a charity benefit (who knew!?). I had the pleasure of meeting him. Very nice man! Very! He's 'short' though. I was surprised by how short he was - maybe 5'7". BUT he's not a 'tiny' man. He's very big chested and beefy and muscular upper body. AND his hands are HUGE!!! Very disproportionate to the rest of his body! Almost freakishly!? lol.

leonari said on 16/May/06
Anonymous: another comment that says: well nothing. On film director can make Cruise look a head taller than Hopkins if thats what he needs. The biggest problem on this site is that 80 % of people here don't even rely on pictures from premieres or something...noooo. They base their claims on movies...Wake up! Cruise 5'9"...where will this end? Cruise 6 feet...waiting for that one Anonymous.
Anonymous said on 15/May/06
tom cruise looks 1.5" taller than antony in m i 2 tom cruise apear 5'9" on many occasions
Clive said on 9/May/06
On The Mask of Zorro when Hopkins is dressed up as a manservant and Banderas wears his big hat, he told to Banderas : "Stand you straight" Hopkins is lightly taller than Banderas so I don't know why you list Hopkins under Banderas ???
Frank2 said on 1/Apr/06
In the film Meet Joe Black, Brad Pitt was considerably taller than Hopkins.
Glenn said on 1/Apr/06
I have seen hopkins look 5-10.but also 5-7 is possible.
Frank2 said on 31/Mar/06
I watched Hopkins in a TV movie about the 1932 Lindbergh kidnapping case. He played convicted kidnapper Bruno Hauptmann. There's a lineup scene and behind him it's clear that the top of his head doesn't meet the 5'9" mark and that's with his shoes on so Hopkins might be even shorter than what's listed. Now, granted, the height marks could have been made smaller, but seeing that the set looked to be inside a real police station I doubt it. FYI Many TV movies use real locations as sets instead of building them on soundstages. They do this to save money. With a series where the same sets are used week after week it's a different story.
Frank2 said on 8/Mar/06
That's correct. Jackson is about 5'9".
Glenn said on 4/Mar/06
micheal jackson is 5-9.
Matt said on 25/Feb/06
Hopkins looks no more than 1 inch shorter than Michael Jackson, who is 5'11'' (Jackson is listed as 5'10'' on this website, but that is incorrect).
JR said on 21/Feb/06
Interesting. But Jackie Chan and Richard Dreyfuss are also listed at 5'10 in their movies. I would support the 5'7 idea more because Hopkins is listed at that height in most places. Also, in the Hannibal role, he is 3 inches taller than Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore, who both stand at 5'4.
I'm such a dork! lol
JR said on 1/Feb/06
Hopkins should be 5'7, give or take a bit. They say Mel Gibson is no more than 5'9 and Hopkins seemed a little bit shorter than him in "The Bounty".
Tom Cruise, who is allegedly 5'7, also seemed a bit taller than Hopkins in MI2. But you can never rely on the way actors look on screen for accuracy.
Glenn said on 20/Jan/06
I dont get what your saying? 5-10 is too much? he is closed,Ive seen him plenty of times.5-10 in lifts.
Mario said on 20/Jan/06
But 175-6 cm as his peak height seems possible.
Mr. Awesome said on 20/Jan/06
5'10'' for hopkins is ridiculous, even in his younger days...someone please tell me when he has ever looked 5'10''. i haven't seen it.
Glenn said on 19/Jan/06
so im 5-5?
Anonymous said on 17/Jan/06
I think Glenn is shorter. Anthony is listed at 5'7" a lot of places.
Glenn said on 12/Jan/06
correct.I was standing straight.ive seen him look 5-9,5-10.he looks 5-8 now.
dmeyer said on 12/Jan/06
in that pic he looks 175 176 range
Mr. R said on 9/Dec/05
I had the pleasure of seeing Sit Anthony last night in Hollywood at a screening of his new film "The World's Fastest Indian". Great film about a New Zealand guy who did motorcycle racing and set records in the 60's. Unfortunately, I did not get to see Sir Anthony up close, before he went on stage. From my seat, this looks about right compared to the moderator of the q and a session after the film.
CelebHeights Editor said on 10/Oct/05
Interestingly his agency CV does list him as 178cm. Maybe he could have been this aged 20?
CelebHeights Editor said on 23/Aug/05
From gossip group (the person also said Gibson was 5ft 7, Crowe 5ft 9), "Anthony Hopkins I've seen several times. No boots with heels, probably 5'8". He looks shorter than he is (so does Crowe they both have stocky builds)."
leonari said on 12/Jul/05
It's definitely cool to see Hopkins in person he is one of the great actors of our time but to say he is 178 cm is not right I'm sorry. He is no shorter than 173 cm as Rob points out but man 2 inches are 2 inches!!!
Rob pinched him down perect at 5'8"
leonari said on 9/Jul/05
Hs: if you think Hopkins is 5'10"...go measure yourself again...I bet you are more 5'8"!!!!
Mr. Klaus said on 9/Jul/05
Sometimes he looks like he is 5 ft 10 but other times he looks no more than 5 ft 7. I renember a movie in wich he co-stars Peter O toole and Timothy Dalton and really looked short compared with those 6 ft 2 + guys!
HS said on 9/Jul/05
I was in line for a ride at Disneyland and Anthony Hopkins was a few feet away from me; I'm 5'10" exact and he was pretty much eye level with me. It was flat and he was wearing sandals as I was; so I would say 5' 10" is more like it.

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