How tall is Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas Height

5ft 8 ½ (174 cm)

Spanish actor, singer and director, best known for starring in films such as Mask of Zorro, Desperado, Evita, Spy Kids, Automata and Assassins. He appears to enjoy wearing larger than normal sized shoes at events.

How tall is Antonio Banderas
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Antonio is NOT wearing lifts to appear taller. He is perfectly comfortable with his height, and so am I.
-- Melanie Griffith

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Average Guess (54 Votes)
5ft 7.93in (172.5cm)
meezemaker said on 29/Oct/19
At least 1 inch smaller the gary oldman's 5'8...

The Laundromat movie is giving many answer since both got similar dressing and oldman admitted in 2017 being 172cm...

No more 170cm for Banderas in 2019...
meezemaker said on 29/Oct/19
Look defenetly smaller than Gary Oldman in The Laundromat 2018 movies wearing the same dress and shoes on the beginning of the movie, gary oldman whose height is 172,5 on celebheight...
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 10/Aug/19
🎈🍰🎁 Happy Birthday Antonio! 🎁🍰🎈

Antonio turns 59 today. Many Happy Returns to him!

5ft8.5.

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khaled taban said on 25/Jul/19
173cm man.
Argemiro Lancaster Neves said on 1/May/19
Tem essa altura não! Tem no máximo 1,70!
Jake the Snake said on 21/Apr/19
Hey Rob I think he can look somewhere between 172-173 range these days, the exact same height as Che Guevara who Antonio played in Evita.
Tunman said on 18/Feb/19
To be fair he looked a good 4" smaller than Letscher in The Mask of Zorro so rather 5'8
Rising - 174 cm said on 29/Jan/19
I can back Tellem on that. I recently watched Mask of Zorro for the first time in years and there are multiple scenes of Banderas and Hopkins face to face that show Hopkins taller by about an inch. I had previously assumed Hopkins had shrunk to no more than 5'8.5" by then due to Meet Joe Black, but either way, Antonio didn't look over 5'8" with him.
Tellem said on 22/Jan/19
1 inch shorter than 5'9" anthony hopkins in MASK OF ZORRO. hes 5'8 flat.
Rising - 174 cm said on 19/Jan/19
@Rob: Yeah, I've searched a fair amount and try to post what I do find, though it is more difficult than one would think, especially without the old Google Archives and it's obviously much more difficult to search through video and audio. Notice there are quite a few big stars without any known claim even though it stands to reason they've stated their height publicly at least once. I wish I had taken a screenshot of those Selleck 6'3.5" quotes, though at least in that case, it's good you saw one of them before they disappeared. Banderas is a good example since I've never actually seen a direct claim from him. One article did mention him looking taller than his official height of 5'9", so I'd guess that's what he was listed at and probably what he would have claimed. I didn't know that about accumulating quotes, but seeing what most celebs claim is one of the useful things about this site, especially with all of the misinformation spread by Google, IMDB etc.
Rising - 174 cm said on 13/Jan/19
Your sarcastic remark about nobody checking it implies it's easy to find. I doubt he ever claimed 171 cm. That first pic is bad for judging height because not only are they walking, but they're also on the beach, which is probably the least solid, even ground. Nicole might be taller in heels if she weren't arching her back and bending her knees, but Antonio is definitely not wearing 3" shoes there. They look like smaller elevator shoes to me -- perhaps 2". Nobody doubts Antonio wears lifts either, but that doesn't make him 171 cm and we don't know how tall Nicole Kimpel is. The Trejo pic is taken outdoors so the ground could be uneven, Antonio is slouching and we don't know what shoes they're wearing. You can see Antonio looking down at Danny in other photos: Click Here Click Here We still can't see their shoes, but at least they're indoors. Also, I agree Antonio is not as tall as Statham, Snipes and Stallone. He's shorter than 174, but taller than 171. He's 172-173 range. His ex-wife Melanie Griffith is listed at 5'8" here and they were the same height. Notice she's an inch taller here with high heels around 3" and Antonio in heeled boots close to 2": Click Here
Editor Rob
It's not so easy magically finding quotes. If anybody ever sees one (for any actor), do try saving/screengrabbing/photographing it. This site is a long-running resource, so it's useful adding them.

That's actually one of the reasons this site came into existence - from doing a few sites devoted to quotations, I was accumulating a lot, and saving the height ones to another file in the event they might come in handy one day on another site...
meezemaker said on 30/Dec/18
Never said it was easy to find out it. When I will have more time to waste I will find that!


however,

Banderas is wearing huge heel shoes.

Here with the same shoes with his new girlfriend: No doub, same height

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Here Banderas with his girl friend wearing 3 inches heels : Perfectly SAME height! It seems Banderas had the same heels in his shoes...These banderas'shoes are at least 3 inches heels.

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Here with the 167cm Danny Trejo.

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Here between two 174-175 guys with normal shoes apparence. In the middle, Antonio with big heel boots, same height the three. If he was same height as them , he should tower them. Strangely...still a bit shorter... How can u explain that??

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Rising - 174 cm said on 19/Nov/18
@meezemaker: If it's so easy to check then you should have no problem providing us with a link.
Fabrizio said on 16/Nov/18
Antonio banderas e'attualmente 172 cm
meezemaker said on 30/Oct/18
he said 171 on screen by his beginning acting. Such impressive nobody checked this before posting
Arch Stanton said on 8/Oct/18
Yeah, over 5'8 seems a tad generous at times.
Rising - 174 cm said on 6/Oct/18
174 is too high, imo, but 171 is too low. Banderas has always been a 5'8" guy and he actually doesn't look to have lost height now that I see him without lifts. He looked close to Edward James Olmos in 2015 even with less footwear: Click Here Click Here He surprisingly didn't look to have any lifts or extra heels: Click Here Olmos was 173-174 range at 60 so probably 172-173 by 68 meaning Banderas must still be 172-173 himself. Antonio has always been shorter than he looks on screen and people would expect, but he's not THAT short. Good proportions and elevators help him look a completely average 5'9"-5'10".
Obadiah Stane said on 28/Sep/18
Too high this listing Rob
He is pretty much the same height as Tom Cruise
He is always wearing huge ugly elevator platforms
171 cm max
Rising - 174 cm said on 3/Jul/18
@Michael: Antonio could look a good height on screen by that point with his proportions dressed in black, but most importantly he regularly wore big heels and/or lifts by the time of Once Upon A Time in Mexico. But he looked much shorter early in his career, such as with a 6'0" max guy like Tom Hanks: Click Here You can see there that Antonio isn't anywhere close to 5'11" and looks more like 5'8". Incidentally, I agree 100% with downgrading Melanie Griffith to a flat 5'8" and she and Antonio always looked about the same height to me.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 30/Jun/18
5'10 with 2" elevator shoes.
Michael Liftroysen said on 6/Jun/18
Rob, in Once upon a time in Mexico Antonio and Enrique Iglesias (6'1) appeared virtually the same height, maybe a 0.5 inch difference between, which is strange because according to their billed heights there is over a 4 inch difference which would be significantMy ...My guess is Antonia Banderas is 5 '11 (1.80) here is a pic for evidence Click Here
Editor Rob
When they are on flatter ground there is more difference between them, although he still managed to look over 5ft 9 with Enrique in the film, how big his heels were I can't remember, they look a decent cowboy heel.
Smiles03 said on 6/May/18
Was 5'9
Now 5'8
blazer said on 2/May/18
@Lawrence. Definitely..looks like 2 inch heels and then another lift inside the shoe making the top of the shoes very high. Could be a 3-4 inch lift total.
Lawrence said on 30/Apr/18
Omg do you see the lifts on this guy!!!
meezemak said on 20/Mar/18
Just watch photo with 5'8 melanie Griffiths with 3inches Heels.


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Just watch also Banderas thick 1,5 inches heels and still compare the difference...

Still at least two inches between both.

Spanish likes thick heels as it is the way there also to dance with.

171 cm for Banderas again
meezemak said on 20/Mar/18
Just watch photo with 5'8 melanie Griffiths with 3inches Heels.

Just watch also Banderas thick 1,5 inches heels and still compare the difference...

Still at least two inches between both.

Spanish likes thick heels as it is the way there also to dance with.

171 cm for Banderas again
Powerhouse said on 16/Mar/18
I’d say more like 5’7.5
Joah said on 3/Mar/18
Think hes more 5 7 especially now.
He likes boots and big heels.
meezemaker said on 22/Jan/18
Banderas started playing with the actress Victoria Abril whose height is 157cm max.

By watching these movies, il cant see more than 15cm between both.

Again and always. ..171 cm banderas.
mande2013 said on 4/Dec/17
He's clearly wearing thicker than normal footwear in the photo Rob provided and consistently seems weak average. I'm going to go with 171/172 range for him. 5'7 flat is too low though.
Bobby said on 30/Nov/17
Gave off a 5'9 impression in Mask of Zorro (1998) and looked more 5'8 in 2005 for The Legend of Zorro.
SANTOF said on 25/Nov/17
Rob, do you think he could be measured at 5 ft 7.75in now ? I think that's exactly what he looks
Editor Rob: I can see how some people can see him as a weak 5ft 8 today, has he lost a bit of height? Yes, it is possible now.
sANtof said on 25/Oct/17
Hi Rob, could he look 5 ft 7.7 now ?
Rising - 174 cm said on 2/Oct/17
@Slim: Actually, Antonio was wearing thick heels and lifts before RDJ, but I get your point. I'm never sure when this guy is wearing normal shoes. He's definitely shorter than Statham, Sly and Snipes, all of whom are somewhere in the 174-175 cm range.
Slim said on 28/Sep/17
Biggest lift wearer since RDJ.
meezemaker said on 25/Sep/17
If we consider accurate 174 for statham, on that photograph banderas looks 1cm smaller than the bold fox With kind of sneakers, while banderas is wearing big boots. AGAIN 171 CM for Banderas

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meezemaker said on 22/Sep/17
Two inches at least in the shoeson the previous photo posted by rising with michael Fassbender. Just compare the both trousers whose Banderas si highter. .. and his head under Michael Fassbender.

179 for Michael Fassbender Who is not standing well comparing with Banderas :
Gives michael Fassbender s stature at 178cm.

plus two inches with heel in the boot

Gives: 173cm

Less an inch difference between Michael Fassbender and Banderas Gives to antonio Banderas. ..170,5 cm

Very surprised he can still shortchange Rob and Arch
Anonymous said on 30/Aug/17
175cm in peak in the morning.
173 cm nowadays

He wears always lifts and elevator boots.
Rising - 174 cm said on 28/Aug/17
Antonio pulls off 174-175 range or a weak 5'9" with weak 5'11"(listed 5'10.75" here) Michael Fassbender:

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More 5'9" in the 1st pic with better posture and more 5'8.5" in the 2nd while possibly at a camera disadvantage. But I believe Antonio has moderate elevator shoes -- the type that add 1.8"-2" over barefoot height. These might be better pics to judge whether or not he's wearing them: Click Here Click Here Click Here Whenever Antonio has roughly 2" elevators give or take such as with King Felipe where he wore the ones in the photo above, he seems to look roughly a weak 5'9". But if you look at Antonio's shoes at the Expendables 3 World Premiere in London from my post on 27/Jul/17, it looks possible he has the same type and he really only looked 5'8", maybe 5'8.25" then. Certainly, he doesn't look taller than 5'8"-5'8.25" again with weak 5'9" Wesley Snipes at Cannes: Click Here Especially since Snipes could be 174 himself so I must assume Banderas has had normal shoes on some of these occasions, but he's a guy I'm almost never certain has them.
Rising - 174 cm said on 28/Aug/17
Antonio loses a battle of the lift wearers with Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Click Here
tree said on 16/Aug/17
Rob how tall this giant looks next to Banderas? Click Here
Editor Rob: can look over 7ft
James said on 14/Aug/17
Solid 1.74.
Rising - 174 cm said on 13/Aug/17
I don't think Antonio is taller than Rob with Danny Trejo when he doesn't have big heels: Click Here Even when Antonio's shoes have looked pretty normal at first glance, it's sometimes looked like he still has a more subtle 2" type elevator shoe. I'm not sure how much he actually appears in normal footwear.
Rising - 174 cm said on 10/Aug/17
I also haven't seen that film in many years now so correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Anthony Hopkins taller than Banderas in it? I really don't think Hopkins was taller than 5'8" or maybe 5'8.5" by that time , but then Banderas did manage to pull off noticeably taller than Hopkins at the announcement for that film. Hopkins is one of the trickiest heights listed on this site.
Tree said on 6/Aug/17
Rob how tall does this giant mexican looks next to Banderas? Click Here
Editor Rob: looks over 7ft there, had forgotten about that guy in the film...but then, been ages since I watched it.
Rising - 174 cm said on 27/Jul/17
Back around 1994 - apparently before Banderas started wearing lifts - 5'9" Andy Garcia looked at least an inch taller: Click Here

A dozen years later, Banderas had his black boots: Click Here

Btw, in that pic with Melanie Griffith, I have doubts she's any more than a flat 5'8" seeing her in heels with Andy Garcia, unless, Andy took the early career advice and got lifts!

Btw, seeing The Expendables 3 World premiere pics again: Click Here Click Here with the obvious exception of Lutz, Stallone looks the tallest at near 175 cm or maybe 5'8.75", then Statham, who is likely in the same 5'8.5"-5'8.75" range as Sly and Snipes and then Banderas looks closer to 5'8" than 5'9", but he's the only person there whose shoes I'm not certain are normal. I noticed the back seemed a bit more raised and then looked at other pics: Click Here Click Here Click Here It doesn't seem impossible he has a small elevator and if that's the case, he'd be under 5'8" barefoot.

Here's a scene with Sly and Antonio Banderas back in Assassins: Click Here A guy like Stallone who actually was 5'9" or close to it has been obviously physically larger and taller every time they've stood next to each other for 20 years, both on screen and off. So to the poster who said Banderas was 5'9" in the 90s and 5'8.25" now. He was never 5'9", as seen when he stands next to guys around 5'9" like Stallone and Andy Garcia in the mid 90s, but 5'8.25" is possible both peak and current, though I see him at a flat 5'8", possibly a guy like Rob who holds 5'8" at his low or a small amount over, but no taller.
Rising - 174 cm said on 26/Jul/17
Nah, 5'8.5" is really a stretch for Antonio in bare feet, just check out this video: Click Here

You can see Antonio clearly has about 1.7" heels and he's standing right between Wesley Snipes and Jason Statham, who we can both call weak 5'9" guys. Snipes clearly has 0.6" Converse and Statham's sneakers look roughly 0.7" to me. Even if you gave both Snipes and Statham a full 5'9" despite Rob listing Statham 5'8.75" then Banderas at 5'8.5" should look taller than both as he'd easily reach 5'10" with those boots, but you can see he looks no taller than either of them and if anything, a bit shorter. I think a flat 5'8" is most likely, but with good proportions, a slim build and his big footwear, he can fool a lot of people.
even said on 25/Jul/17
exactly as listed
Rising - 174 cm said on 18/Jul/17
Never 5'9" without his heels or lifts. Otherwise, that would mean Sly Stallone and Armand Assante really were 5'10"-5'10.5" and Tom Hanks would have been about 6'1"! I see a possibility he was 5'8.5" peak, but no taller and I think it's likely he was always 5'8"-5'8.25".
5'11.25 at noon. said on 25/Jun/17
5'9 in his twenties about 5'8.25 nowadays.
RisingForce said on 25/Jun/17
Banderas was more than just an inch shorter than 5'9.5" Armand Assante in Mambo King. My guess is Banderas wasn't wearing lifts or bigger heels back in 1992, which also explains his shorter appearance in Philadelphia the following year. Even in this short trailer, you can see it at around 0:20 and 0:27: Click Here
RisingForce said on 18/Jun/17
David, I'm well aware of his heels and I've said I think he's 5'8" numerous times. He could look shorter than Anthony Hopkins at times in the Mask of Zorro and Hopkins was 174 cm max at that time. Agreed, Christian. I spotted that right away. They look like the ones he's wearing in the photo above as well. He really only looks about 175 cm wearing them too. Sometimes he just wears big heels, sometimes elevators, sometimes chunky platforms, but then other times he has big heels and lifts. You can tell with the black heeled boots he's worn over the years that are thicker all around. He measured up pretty well to Justin Timberlake in them, while other times, he doesn't look that tall wearing regular heels. That's a pretty good guess, Slim 181 cm. Very strong possibility, imo.
Slim 181 cm said on 15/Jun/17
173.5 cm peak, 173 now.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 15/Jun/17
You can easily tell he's wearing lifts or elevators here. The top of his shoes look bulky, and his feet are supinating at a strange angle. Click Here
DENMAN said on 15/Jun/17
1.69 meters my opinion.174 cm is no proper
David said on 12/Jun/17
Banderas is all the time on heels, because of that you think he is 5'8. For me 5'8 is MAX for him.
RisingForce said on 12/Jun/17
I think 5'8", maybe 5'8.25" is closer, but come on, under 5'7" is ridiculous. One photo where we only see them from the waist up, their shoes are unknown and they're outside potentially on uneven ground is not proof of his real height.
David said on 9/Jun/17
I can say Banderas is definitelly under 5'8. Probably 5'7, maybe little lower. Just look pic wiyh Danny Trejo. What you say Rob? You pictured with Danny and you saw him height. Now see him with Banderas.
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RisingForce said on 30/May/17
Even back in 1993, Banderas could look about 4 inches shorter than Tom Hanks, @ 59:25 here: Click Here And here's a still from one angle: Click Here

I'm not even sure Hanks was a full 6 feet. It's definitely possible he was always more 182 cm so Antonio if anything should have looked more 3" shorter than 4". I was thinking it was possible he had been 5'8.5" and was now 5'8"-5'8.25", but he doesn't look any different. He just started wearing huge lifts as his star power rose, but didn't have them back in his early career in a role that didn't require them and he's not really any taller with Hanks than a guy like Sinise.
RisingForce said on 24/May/17
However, Banderas in elevators only manages a weak 5'9" at best next to 6'5" King Felipe: Click Here

Here's a good shot of footwear, pretty good heel, but more importantly, that front lace area looks too bulky and odd: Click Here

Anyone know how tall Antonio's new girlfriend Nicole Kimpel is? She looked to be wearing some pretty large heels at Cannes, while Antonio closer to the camera with better posture could look 5-6 cm shorter and Antonio's shoes looked more inconspicuous than those thick monstrous black boots he's worn for years, but seemed to at least have a Cuban-type heel around the size Brad Pitt wears and possibly a lift.
RisingForce said on 24/May/17
I'd bet Antonio during his Hollywood career would claim either 5'9" or 5'10". Here are a few mentions of his height in newspapers I posted some years back, including a claim from 2001 that he started wearing lifts to match his taller leading ladies.

4/16/01 San Antonio Express-News: "Banderas stands around 5 feet, 10 inches tall. Antonio stands around 5 feet, 10 inches tall and couldn't get over how his leading lady towered above him when they met. Now he is wearing lifts in his shoes.

Daytona Beach News-Journal on 10/28/05: "In person, Banderas, who seems even taller than his reported 5 feet 9 inches,"

He might be more honest in an early career claim in metric, but I seriously doubt he'd ever say 171 cm because I don't see how he'd be that short.
Johnson said on 23/May/17
I doubt he said 171... I would also like to get 174 claims...
RisingForce said on 22/May/17
I'd wait for proof of a 171 cm claim by Banderas. I highly doubt it, but he's definitely not OVER 174, Sully. Stallone was probably 174 himself at the time of the Expendables 3 and consistently bigger and taller than Banderas no matter the shoes. The average guess 5'8.25" may be spot on for Banderas.
meezemaker said on 22/May/17
171 like he was quote in spain in the eighties...
Sully said on 21/May/17
Hi Big Rob, judging by the angle of his shoes.They are definately elevator shoes.He is definately not under 174 cm though.
RisingForce said on 3/May/17
I could only buy 5'8.5" as a max peak height, but I actually don't think he's lost anything. He looks shorter in cowboy boots than Tom Cruise at the Interview With the Vampire premiere: Click Here Click Here Granted, Cruise looks to be wearing elevator shoes, which he did wear in the film and he has better posture and the advantage, but I do believe Banderas is only slightly taller barefoot and it doesn't look like he was standing any taller that night. This isn't the best angle pic either, but Melanie Griffith could have easily shrunk to 5'8" flat by age 55-56 yet Banderas in thick boots looks similar range to her in flats: Click Here Also, Banderas looks to have pretty good size footwear again, but looks about 1.5" shorter than 5'7" Jamie Lee Curtis who wouldn't be much more than 5'10" in heels: Click Here Rob said Banderas looks like a 5'8"-5'8.5" guy and I'd agree, but of course he'll look taller than he is because not only does he wear big heels, he wears elevator shoes and lifts as well, as you can see with these shoes that look like the same ones as the above photos: Click Here Then he walks around in footwear not always in a fashionable Spanish heel style, but simply with just a thick front and heel: Click Here Banderas reminds me a lot of Simon Cowell. I never would have thought either was only 5'8" since they just give a bigger impression and they even both wear big heels and extra long pants to cover them: Click Here It even looks like Banderas has gone up on one foot while wearing Brad Pitt style footwear: Click Here We can't see Melanie's shoes in that last picture, but she couldn't have been standing that tall using Eva Longoria as a reference since Eva isn't much over 5 feet. Even if Eva is about 5'4" in those heels, Banderas is only looking around 176 cm in pretty thick shoes since he doesn't have much more than 5" on her.
RichardSpain said on 19/Apr/17
Maybe 174cm , this height is possible. He has typical height spanish man. With elevator shoes maybe 177 /178 cm not more.
RisingForce said on 16/Apr/17
I don't remember how they looked in the movie, only that Banderas was taller at the premiere, but he probably had more footwear. If he was shorter than Hopkins by that point, it would certainly confirm Banderas at only 5'8" peak since Hopkins was no more than 174 cm by that point, possibly 173. 5'8" flat looks right early career during Philadelphia and Interview with the Vampire. He's certainly shotter than Stallone, Snipes and Statham by 2013-2014.
Phil said on 14/Apr/17
He looks shorter than Anthony Hopkins. 5 foot 8 for Banderas
RisingForce said on 6/Apr/17
I don't doubt it, Rob, but of course he's a guy you always have to watch with footwear. I just think he has to be somewhat shorter barefoot than Sly, Statham and Snipes were in 2014 and all were certainly in the 174-175 cm range, but perhaps more 174. I could buy Banderas between that range barefoot at a strong 173 cm range or about 5'8.25" barefoot, basically your height and probably mine as well. Kellan Lutz certainly seems no less than 4" taller than Banderas, even when he's not going up on one foot. BTW, I'm surprised I've seen him doing that more than once!
RisingForce said on 5/Apr/17
It's possible he's hitting 5'10" there since he looks to be wearing elevators, but Wesley Snipes is certainly no more than 177 cm wearing Converse, yet looks about the same height as Banderas in heels: Click Here Kellan Lutz should hit about 187 cm in those boots and looks to have 4" on both. And Sly in 2014 was likely 177 cm in dress shoes as well and edged out Banderas in those same heels: Click Here Footwear: Click Here He looks similar to Snipes in Converse again as well. I have to say, Banderas' real height surprised me. In the 90's/early 2000s, I thought Banderas was 5'10" or 11"! In fact, I remember I tried convincing Rob he was a legit 5'9" when I first came to this site. Thankfully, he didn't listen! Of course Banderas probably doesn't have lifts with the heels so the elevators above probably give more height.
Editor Rob: last film I seen Banderas in was Automata, I think he could seem 5ft 8-8.5 range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Mar/17
In the above photo he's probably at least 5ft10
RisingForce said on 13/Mar/17
Rob, have you seen this scene from the Expendables 3? Click Here Full shot @ 2:49 and Banderas seems a good 2-3 inches shorter than Sly in their Expendables boots. Then Sly edges him by a good cm in normal footwear for the premiere: Click Here With Sly only 5'8.5" by 2014, doesn't Banderas at 173 cm range or 5'8" flat make more sense?
Editor Rob: yes I've watched the movie, I would have said even with his more looser posture he did seem a 5ft 8 guy in it.
Giorgi said on 23/Feb/17
Rob, he also appeared in Philadelphia and The Skin I Live In.
Giorgi said on 23/Feb/17
I've never seen a celebrity wearing lifts so obviously.
RisingForce said on 18/Feb/17
An article remarked that he looked 5'10", but only claims 5'9", though it wasn't a direct quote so you never know where they got that from. I'm sure he could look about 5'10" to some in those heels and elevators, but I'd guess no more than 5'8" at least today, although it's possible he was 5'8.5" when he was younger.
Johnson said on 12/Feb/17
What does he claim? 175 or 174? I imagine 175 cm, and 174 cm listings are just people's guesses om the net
RisingForce said on 28/Jan/17
Shorter than Stallone at the other Expendable guys at the premiere and looked inches shorter than Sly in a wide shot in the Expendables 3, I know Sly probably had lifts, but even still. If Banderas was any taller than 5'8", I doubt he is today. Then again, he also looked short next to Tom Hanks in Philadelphia. His heels and elevator shoes along with good proportions are what make him look taller at times.
Johnson said on 26/Jan/17
Banderas is the classic 5'9 guy. 175 on the nose
James said on 8/Dec/16
@Arch Stanton He is not dark skinned, he just has black hair. In some films Banderas gets tanned for the role, but he's not always tanned.

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He looks the same than Sylvester Stallone, and nobody claims Stallone is dark.

The Indian football player Mahesh Gawli is an example of "dark" person:

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You can't even compare him to Banderas.
GP said on 18/Nov/16
He was at least 1.5" shorter than Woody Harrelson in Play it to the bone. I remember before Hollywood, he did some work in Spain and I remember reading that he was 170 or 171. He has been able to fool everyone with his Cuban heels and lifts. He was always below 5'8".
berta said on 18/Nov/16
the photo above tells us that he wears lifts. so i guess 174 is the most he is and possibly just 172-73 and looks little taller with lifts
Arch Stanton said on 1/Oct/16
Of course Banderas is "dark". Just not Indian or Mexico dark skinned. Any woman would describe Banderas as a dark (haired) guy.
Morningheight 182cm said on 30/Sep/16
Since we are not using nba measurements 5'8.75 max
sully said on 7/Sep/16
Looks 5'10" in the above pic , definitely wearing 1"lifts in his boots
Fe said on 22/Aug/16
@Editor Rob,

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Editor Rob: canlook over 5ft 10 there.
James said on 21/Aug/16
@Sammy Derrick Antonio Banderas is not dark. He is South European so of course he has black hair and brown eyes. You could say he is brunette but not "dark". Compare him with the average Mexican or Indian and you will see the difference ;).

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Compared with Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham he looks around 174 cm.

By the way, he is not darker than Stallone!!
Lucas said on 7/Aug/16
1.75 in his youth. He is at same edge with Johnny Deep.
Sammy Derrick said on 23/Jul/16
This is just my opinion,when you think of Tall,dark and handsome(latino/hispanic) Antonio Banderas doesn't exactly come into mind.I think of a guy like WWE Superstar Alberto Del Rio and I'm a straight guy.Antonio is just an average guy with a square chin and a deep voice.
I just re watched Mask of Zorro,and he looks at least an inch shorter than Anthony Hopkins(5'9) and Matt Letscher 6'0.5 ABSOLUTELY TOWERED HIM!!!
A guy just below 6'1 wouldn't tower a 5'9 guy like that maybe 5'7.
Jings Chen said on 17/Jul/16
I suppose his real size is 170 cm for my few decardes living experience in Litino world; every race has its idea size made by God; Anyway he is an excellent actor.
J said on 1/Jul/16
@meezemaker

Or Danny is wearing the lifts..
meezemaker said on 14/Jun/16
Perfectly the same height than Danny Trejo, so 168-169 cm and heel shoes..

Rob can u down grade him?

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kevin said on 9/Jun/16
lol yeah he sure is lifting in the pic above, almost falling over
plus said on 24/May/16
I would say he is 175 cm tall
Dago Red said on 18/May/16
Holy Cow look at those monsters he's got on in that pic! He's up 3 inches in those babies. The vamp is a dead giveaway. I need me some of those!
security guy... said on 5/May/16
Met him personally at the ALMA in 2002. I was an usher/security. I was surprised that he was not as tall as he might appear in movies. I am 5'11" barefoot with shoes 6 foot... I handed him the guides for the events and he even said thank you, which I thought was cool. He is about 5'7" barefoot and with his boots easily 5'9".. He might even wear lifts who knows... but the fact is he is about average height with shoes...I also met and handed guides to Melanie Griffith who seamed taller in heels, J lo the tramp, Fernando vargas the boxer who is listed at 5'11' but is more in the 5'9" range...I guess everyone adds a couple inches to their height. If you can find the footage from the event I'm the guy at the door wearing the (Jordan retro 4 1999 Oreo shoes)... I was put at the door by the supervisors because they thought I was good/decent looking for the event. So I was in charge of saying hello to the guests and handing them a guidebook for the event. I also met John Leguizamo, Hector Elizondo, and a lot of many more celebs...It was cool seeing them in person and seeing how tall they really are.. Awesome website Rob keep up the good work bro.. Your always correct on celebhieights..
Bad boy said on 30/Apr/16
Rob he is wearing elevator shoes in above pic ... right ??
Editor Rob: I would say there is a good chance the style of boot has some lift in it, but I'm not certain - the shape of it suggests a hidden lift though.
plus said on 2/Nov/15
Anyone can tell me how tall is Imanol Arias?, he suddenly appears tall and other times he looks short. Ana Duato is listed 170 sometimes Imanol looks similar but it's rare
plus said on 9/Oct/15
Interesting, he id the most popular Spaniard in the world. Another popular Spanish people who aren't listed here:

Singers:

David Bisbal 175 cm
David Bustamante 174 cm (he claims 175)
Alejandro Sanz 173 cm
Miguel Bose 186 cm
Sergio Dalma 171 cm

Sportsmen:

Miguel Indurain 188 cm
Pedro Delgado 171 cm
Alberto Contador 176 cm
Fernando Alonso 171 cm
Pau Gasol 215 cm
Dani Pedrosa 158 cm

Tv presenters

Pablo Motos 166 cm
NangaParbat said on 20/Aug/15
This guy has got very good body proportions: he has the same structure as mine and even if we both are under the 5'9'', around 5'8'' more or less, when we wear large boots or put a tiny lift inside the shoes we can appear average, even around 5'9.5'' / 5'10'' as he shows in this pic.
lol said on 19/Jul/15
Rob how tall do you think is this guy next to Banderas? Click Here
[Editor Rob: 179 range maybe]
cupponi said on 1/Jul/15
rob on some sites is said to be 5'7.5 ' ' ?
Lafonte said on 22/Jun/15
Spaniards are white caucasion Europeans which should not to be mistaken with latin americans which are comprised of very diverse racial backgrounds. The average height of adult men in Spain is 177 cm or about 5'9.5 same as here in the U.S. So I'm not sure where your coming up with this misconception that Spanish men are short
Arch Stanton said on 9/Apr/15
Looks 5'8 flat in House of Spirits too.
Dmeyer said on 24/Mar/15
I think 5'8.5 peak 174cm now 5'8.25 in 173.5cm
Eric said on 19/Mar/15
I was at the rap party for crazey in Alabama and I will tell you that he is not 5ft8 Iam 5 8 and heis shorter than me. He bummed smokes a couple of times.the official night is bs. Eric
Ana said on 19/Mar/15
@Sidorakfan "but 1,74 m a acceptable height for a Spanish/Portuguese man."
Is that not acceptable for a British or a German guy? As far as I'm concerned, the average height of most countries in Europe nowadays for men is 5'9''. I would avoid nationality as something that defines short stature. Spaniards left behind the topics of being short quite a while ago.
David said on 21/Dec/14
I met him in Santander (north spain) while shooting his third movie as a director, we almost matched in height and I'm 1,75 (5'9'') he was slightly shorter. Rob's listing is correct, 1,74 for Banderas with no mistake
Jack said on 22/Oct/14
Looks shorter than 5"8,5 Click Here
Arch Stanton said on 16/Sep/14
More chance of 5 ft 8 flat IMO.
Darren510 said on 16/Sep/14
Once upon a time in Mexico he was described as 5'9 or 5'10 tops. I have to admit he did look 5'10 next to Enrique Iglesias. However 5'9 is probably more accurate. He is probably a weak 5'9 today.
Totti said on 15/Sep/14
Lonestar says on 14/Sep/14
I met Antonio Banderas on a beach in Madrid on a vacation I was surprise to see him barefoot he was not taller than 5foot6. I'm not kidding he was this short

*Facepalm*

Funny you say that... considering that there are no beaches in Madrid.
Madrid is in the centre of Spain. The nearest beach is 300km or aprox. 180 miles away in Valencia, which is as any logical thinker would guess, on the coast of Spain. Not the centre.

172-173 for Banderas. Current listing is not unfair.
fuzzblaster said on 18/Aug/14
He's no more than 5'8"
littlesue said on 6/Aug/14
fsd, 4 inch heels don't give 4 inches of height, they give about 3 inches so that would make him around 5ft 8
fsd said on 5/Aug/14
cant see him over a flat 5'7 or under 5'6.5 ft he's wearin 3 inch boots salma 5'1.5 ft has 4 inch heels on =5'5.5 ft 5 inch diffrence makes him 5'9.5 ft deduct the diffrence u have 5'6.5 -5'7 ft guy Click Here
RisingForce said on 4/Aug/14
Good picture, Arch. That photo shows what the video I posted shows. Sly as tall as Gibbson, and clearly taller than Antonio. Personally, I had always thought Antonio to be 5'8.5"-5'9" and with footwear that made him look taller. Now, I believe Antonio could be 5'8" flat, but Sly 5'9"(his shoes look normal there) and Gibson 5-9ish.
tuite said on 4/Aug/14
well, last pics in london with staham, snipes and sly, banderas look taller than, staham and sly ha ha ha i saw it in facebook
Arch Stanton said on 4/Aug/14
In Ex 3 he looks 3 inches shorter than Stallone. Click Here Clearly looks noticeably shorter than Stallone. I honestly can't see them at the same height, proportionally Stallone looks bigger, regardless of footwear.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Aug/14
Stallone must have been in monster lifts in Expendables 3 as he looked a good 3 inches taller in the film!!
5ft 8in (173cm) said on 3/Apr/14
I saw him last year in málaga (Spain), and he was about 1cm taller than me, and Im a 5ft 8in (173cm) 18 years old. I think he could be 5ft 9in at the morning and near 5ft 8in at night, typical 174cm 5ft 8.5in man. He is not tall al all here in Spain, but his height is average for a 50/55 year old male in the south of Spain. Now the average of young people (18/20) is 5ft 10in (178cm) in the north and center of Spain and 5ft 9/9.5in (175/176cm)in the south and mediterranean coast.
176,2Tunman said on 9/Mar/14
Absolutely true Realist.A research made between 2006 and 2008 revealed the following results.
Average male height worldwide:168,1 World average height for Young males (20-30 years old):170,6.Young Europeans:177,6 (175,3 for all ages).Young Africans:169,9.Young Asians:168,8.Young Latin Americans:171,4.Young Americans:177,6.Young Spanish are listed at 175,0.However they have Indonesia at 163,0 so a 5'6 won't look a giant,just tallish (around 70 percentile).
I think Banderas would be a strong inch shorter than Sly so more likely a flat 5'8.
tony said on 28/Feb/14
172. Just a bit below average.
Realist said on 14/Feb/14
Kartal, you are forgetting Asia, that means the actual average of a mans height cannot be more than 171 plus, people in southern europe are slightly "below average" as we guys say, but in places like Indonesia a 5'6 man is considered a giant in front of 5'3 men, look at Ken Jeong he must be average from where he comes. The average in Europe is probably 5'9.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Jan/14
Tom Hanks looks easily 4 inches taller in Philadelphia.
173cm said on 7/Jan/14
I think Antonio is about 175cm at the morning and 174cm at night.
Gheist said on 20/Dec/13
I could buy a 176-177cm for him, unless he uses lifts + insoles.
Gregorovich said on 25/Oct/13
I saw him several years ago near Times Square in NYC. Was a bit shorter than me, and I am 5'10." The listed height looks about right.
183CM said on 26/Jul/13
Average in Spain is 177cm today
Rey said on 21/Jul/13
I believe Banderas is between 5'7"-5'8" and not a bit over.
Rey said on 21/Jul/13
Most men from southern Spain are not that tall. The North is a different story, but most Spanish men are thin and slender.
mande2013 said on 30/Jun/13
A Spaniard who's measured as being 172-173 cms might just round up to 175 cms the way an American who's 5'8.25 will round up to 5'9.
mande2013 said on 30/Jun/13
Fair enough. Let's call it an even 5'9 as the average height for a male spaniard, because if the average height is self-reported rather than measured we can assume the true average is perhaps a few centimeters below what's been given since many tend to round their height up.
Mann said on 22/Jun/13
Average of 172cm for spaniards was true in 1970.
An extensive survey in 2000 (Enkid study) gave 176cm as national average, 177cm for those in the university age.

By the time Banderas got famous in Spain in the eighties (he was in his thirties) the average was already 174cm.
As a kid I (I'm thirty now) i remember his looks as macho and somewhat tallish, he definately got the attention of females and I was decided to be like him when I grew up :)
mande2013 said on 18/Jun/13
Kartal

174 cm is actually above average height for a Spanish man! Average male height in Spain is 171-172 cm.
kartal said on 13/Jun/13
leonari says on 16/Nov/12
Those boots are pathetic ! He wears them constantly and looks 5'11 when he has them on. Robs listing is spot on. He is below average. In Assassins you see that he is not average.

What is average in your opinion?.. I dont get how 174cm is considered below average when it is only 1cm short of 175 which is universially considired to be the average height..
peaceman said on 20/Mar/13
Looks 5´7
leonari said on 16/Nov/12
Those boots are pathetic ! He wears them constantly and looks 5'11 when he has them on. Robs listing is spot on. He is below average. In Assassins you see that he is not average.
Johnnyfive said on 16/Nov/12
RisingForce your pics of Banderas with Timberlake and Diaz just proved to me that both of them are wearing lifts to look 6 feet tall next to 5'9 Diaz with heels. I say 5'9 because my girlfriend met her in sandals and she said she was AT LEAST 5'9. If anything my girl usually underestimates people's heights rather than overestimate so I believe her 5'9 claim for Diaz. Many other ppl who have met her claim 5'9 for her as well. Anyway Banderas is as listed and a frequent lift wearer and Timberlake is 5'10 MAX. Its obvious they both don't want Diaz to look taller than them on the red carpet! They are both wearing their best lifts.
RisingForce said on 6/Oct/12
I don't think Banderas looks particular short, I definitely don't see 5'7" range and 5'8" flat is possible, but a bit too low, imo. I think he's either 5'8 1/2" or 5'9". In his heels, he comes close to Justin Timberlake's height. Click Here Click Here

I think he can look fairly tall at times, though his shoes have a lot to do with that. I don't think he just wears heels either, I think he'll wear elevators and lifts. Here you can see a battle of the elevators with Sly. Click Here

But I'm not the only one who thinks Banderas appears taller, here's a quote from a Daytona Beach News-Journal on 10/28/05.

"In person, Banderas, who seems even taller than his reported 5 feet 9 inches,"

It seems that Banderas is listed at 5'9", which rules out anything taller, unless that article is once again confusing an I M D B listing with an actors' official listing, which is really why that site should just list actors at their official listings.

But here's a 5'10" listing and a claim that he wears lifts from a 4/16/01 San Antonio Express-News article.

"Banderas stands around 5 feet, 10 inches tall. Antonio stands around 5 feet, 10 inches tall and couldn't get over how his leading lady towered above him when they met. Now he is wearing lifts in his shoes.
Shaun said on 18/Sep/12
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That's the nearest match I can think of to how his mother looked but not quite as polished. You might remember her as the "Cigar girl" in the red leather jacket from World is not Enough who blew up the balloon. I think she's listed at 5'10 and half too.
Shaun said on 17/Sep/12
I wouldn't bet on Banderas being over 5 ft 8 anyway...
Shaun said on 17/Sep/12
An old friend of mine had a 5 ft 11 mother who was really hot, everybody in my school fancied her, she looked Spanish or Italian, long dark hair, olive skin and always used to wear tight faded denim jeans and barefeet with paint nail varnish nails and a nice tight white or black t shirt. I remember drinking around his house and flirting with her at 17 or 18!! You can imagine right? But it twigged to me that she actually in some bizarre way looks a bit facially like Banderas in the 90s! She could be his sister or something. The "smouldering" looks I guess you could all it LOL.
Shaun said on 16/Sep/12
Hey Rob this is an interesting photo. All I can say is Cruise must have bought a pair of shoes from Downey or Sly's zapatero in this pic!!

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Shaun said on 16/Sep/12
maximus says on 19/Aug/12
He is at leat 5'8.5.... probably accurate. Not very tall but not the obvious short like Hoffman, Cruise, Pacino, Radcliff,etc.

I'd place a bet that Banderas wouldn't be more than an inch taller than Tom Cruise if formally measured barefoot. In fact I reckon they'd be about the same height. Cruise doesn't belong to the 5'5"-5'6" dead short category maximus and is amusing that you think Cruise looks much shorter! Banderas is in my opinion somewhere around 5 ft 8, could be a smidge under like Cruise.
maximus said on 19/Aug/12
He is at leat 5'8.5.... probably accurate. Not very tall but not the obvious short like Hoffman, Cruise, Pacino, Radcliff,etc.
grizzy said on 11/Aug/12
I agree that new genarations may be taller in spain but i don't think its indicated by a nation's athletic team because a most atheletes are heights that make them more competitve in their sport. An example being Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson at 4'9" or Yao Ming at 7'6". The countries national average would be a better denominator
Sergemeister said on 5/Jun/12
I was an extra in "Once upon a time in Mexico" I saw him repeatedly I'm 1.76, my sister is 1.70 and he was shorter than her 1.67 mts max.
Attila_194. said on 24/Jan/12
171 max for Antonio,looks 8/10 cm shorter than 180 of Pitt in 'Interview with the vampire'.
theodore said on 22/Jan/12
He has crazy heels on in Haywire... they are visibly high, especially compared to the shoes Micheal Douglas is wearing. If he is comfortable enough to wear high heels on the outside, you have to wonder what is going on inside his shoes.
Bakura said on 9/Dec/11
He looked enormous in "The Skin I Live In" had to have been some really deceptive camera work at hand there. Obviously, when you see him in photos from events etc. 5'9" max seems about right. Never under 5'8 though.
Shaun said on 21/Nov/11
Mmm well those heels are pretty massive actually and she could be approaching 5 ft 5 in them. If so Banderas is about this, but proportionally to me I can't see him as more than 5 ft 8.
Shaun said on 21/Nov/11
To me he actually looks about this listing tops in those Timberland like boots. Imagine him barefoot looks more 170cm??
Shaun said on 21/Nov/11
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Mmm, wearing Timberland like boots too (I have a suede pair which give about 1.25 inches, and they're my "munsters" LOL, my biggest boots). Proportionally looks more 5'7" doesn't he??? Rob do you think he looks 5'7" here?
Shaun said on 21/Nov/11
Seeing him next to Salma Hayek and barely being taller, does give a 5'7" impression but I've gotta say he does mostly look 5'8"-5'9" in films.
Silent d said on 26/Oct/11
In femme fatale next to rebecca romijn he looked about 172cm maximum. I've always considered him short and he never looks like a 174cm man.
Ras said on 14/Oct/11
I can buy 174 cm for new generations (18-30) like 5'8.75, nothing over that though.
issuetall said on 14/Sep/11
The basketball and soccer Spanish national teams cannot prove the whole spanish new negerations are taller than their elder. But the also show something.
Heightcritique said on 11/Sep/11
Good citations guys (i.e. basketball and soccer Spanish national teams) to show the sudden spur of average height in new generations in Spain. From personal experience combining north, south, and central Spain, I estimate a 1.77 meters for generations between 25 and 18 years old.

Banderas at 1.74 is average height compared to new generations and probably above average for his generation.

As a side note, the Spanish were not known for short height in the historical record. The decrease in height was to malnutrition during General Franco's facist rule. Now, the new generations enjoy the strict Spanish FDA regulations on food preservatives (very few are allowed and genetically altered foods require a label), and also the relative cheap prices on foods.
issuetall said on 9/Sep/11
Marcos Portalez 199-C-95
5 Alberto Martin 174-G-95 Tajamar
6 Ignasi Moix 180-G-95
7 Agusti Sans 195-F-95 DKV Joventut
8 Ferran Ventura 178-PG-95
9 Sergi Costa 188-G-96
10 Javier De La Blanca 197-F-95
11 Adria Cantenys 200-F-95
12 David Iriarte 203-F-95
13 Jose Nogues 202-C-95
14 Carlos Garcia 204-C-95
15 Ilimane Diop 210-C-95


This is Spanish Men National Team U16,who were born in 1995-1996. Although it's just the exception,it shows that Spanish new generations are taller and taller.
Maximus Meridius said on 28/Aug/11
Rob I wonder how tall the Spanish conquistadors were my guess is between 5ft 8in and 6ft 2in.
ACG said on 9/Aug/11
jso is spot-on.
issuetall said on 8/Aug/11
Antonio says on 20/Feb/11
Well Bon_, if you are going to pay more attention to what an unknown guy from Croatia has to say, based on his subjective impression, instead of the 2000 Enkid, based on objective facts, I don't have anything else to say.
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En, the average height of Spanish new generations is taller than old ones, We can draw this conclusion from the Spanish basketball and volleyball in recently years.

I know that there are more than 100 guys are over 203cm in the lowest level basketball league in Spain.Don't mention that the higher level of the league, the more the number of giant. I think the average height of the new generation who was born after 1900 is 176cm,which is not exaggeration, in Spain.
jso said on 29/Jul/11
Ridiculous. I saw him in person. Walked right by me. I am 5'4" and I was most definitely looking up. My boyfriend at the time was 5'8" and Antonio was taller than him as well. He was wearing cowboy boots, so I would say with the books he was atleast 6", so I am guessing his true height is around 5'9" - 5'10"ish.
sam said on 4/Jun/11
Wow, i'm usually very good at estimating heights but damn here I screwed up big time. I also thought banderas was around 5'11. It's shocking to see how mistaken I was.
eyebob said on 12/May/11
I'm 5'8" and he looks me in the eye in his boots. I think he's about 5'6".
TruebloodFan said on 22/Apr/11
IMO he's 5ft8 flat, but this listing is fine.
Serge said on 22/Apr/11
I met Banderas about 10 years ago and I'm 1.76 and he was just smaller than me maybe he was about 1.68
ACG said on 29/Mar/11
Lorenzo of the Night says on 25/Mar/11
Proof that Banderas is MUCH shorter than reported here: Watch "Once Upon a Time In Mexico". Stop frame when there is a wide shot of Salma Hayek (5' maybe!)facing Banderas. You can cleary see she is wearing at least 3" heels, with a platform ,which makes them taller. Banderas, who is wearing the typical thick boots he sports in nearly ALL his films, has major heels, thick soles, yet, he is barely taller than Hayek. I would guess he's no more than 5'3" without those boots.

I remember you used to post here a few years ago, claiming Banderas was only 5'6" tops. Now you say he's 5'3"?? Banderas is nothing under 5'9", no matter what way you look at it. Stop kidding yourself.
Lorenzo of the Night said on 25/Mar/11
Proof that Banderas is MUCH shorter than reported here: Watch "Once Upon a Time In Mexico". Stop frame when there is a wide shot of Salma Hayek (5' maybe!)facing Banderas. You can cleary see she is wearing at least 3" heels, with a platform ,which makes them taller. Banderas, who is wearing the typical thick boots he sports in nearly ALL his films, has major heels, thick soles, yet, he is barely taller than Hayek. I would guess he's no more than 5'3" without those boots.
Cableaddict said on 19/Mar/11
Antonia is tiny. There's a scene in "Never Talk To Strangers" where he's in the shower, barefoot. He walks out, and Rebecca DeMorney walks up to him. She's wearing street shoes, and is clearly around 2" taller than he is in that scene. Without the shoes, she'd still be a hair taller. So, how tall is she?
rafa said on 21/Feb/11
Rew thats exxagerated. And we are talking about Spanish citizens, not foreign residents living in Spain.
Antonio said on 20/Feb/11
Well Bon_, if you are going to pay more attention to what an unknown guy from Croatia has to say, based on his subjective impression, instead of the 2000 Enkid, based on objective facts, I don't have anything else to say.
Rew said on 19/Feb/11
In the last 5 years the population has grown by nearly 5 million people coming from Latin America. The average has dropped a lot.
SP178 said on 19/Feb/11
To Bon and other: It's true: the average height in USA is 165 because that measured Woody Allen. Ignorant!. In 1500 Spain was a power vastly greater than it is America today. The soldiers were fed in abundance providing America. They were by far much higher than the rest of the other Europeans. In 1936 the war brought famine for decades. So in Spain is a big difference in height between generations. Do not offend with your ignorance, please.
rafa said on 16/Feb/11
Bon_, IM Spanish, Spanish guys from my generation are a bit over five foot ten in average, Im 5'8" now and I feel a bit (only a bit) short, althought I think Im still growing
Bon_ said on 11/Feb/11
Well, the dictatorship may be a good explanation for unreaching genetic potential, but i still find it hard to believe that any generation in Spain could have anything over 175 as average. One guy from Croatia who visited Spain said that people there struck him as 'extremely short',although he is 6'6 - 6'7, and whatever that means it doesn't sound like 5'10 to me.
I could buy 176 cm for men aged 18-40 MAXIMUM.
Spaniard said on 9/Feb/11
Bon_ you are a damned ignorant. A whole population can indeed jump 1.5" or more from it's precedent one if the old one was under it's genetic potential, namely if it's caused by food deprivation, which was the case. Spaniards between 30-40 years are 176" on average. Youngs between 18 and 30 years are 177-178 according to the 2000 Enkid study. Shame on you!
Antonio said on 8/Feb/11
Spain had a dictatorship that lasted for 40 years. Most people didn't have enough food to eat for around 2 decades. After the 60s, with the economic boom in Spain, Spaniards started to consume milk and other dairy products on a general basis. It is normal, due to this change, the Spaniards of the new generations are much taller (5-7 cm.) than what their parents were at the same age. Americans, Dutch and other Caucasians didn't suffer this lack of basic products and it is normal that the generational change hasn't been as big as in Spain in height terms.
Bon_ said on 4/Feb/11
Average in Spain is about 1,73, both for new and older generations. Cut the crap, human race can't go 3 cm up on average in one generation.
TruebloodFan said on 23/Jan/11
@Spanish man says on 12/Nov/10
'I said it, he looks a bit shorter than Hopkings in The Mask of the Zorro "La mascara del Zorro" in spanish. I give him 1,71/72m. Under average but in my opinion in many countries a man of 1,70m can´t be really short.' Agreed. But still, 174 is a fair listing, due to how tall some celebs are listed here, when they're obviously not. If Cruise can be 172 instead of 170, than Banderas can easily be even 175. 5ft8 barefoot is my estimate. Short guy, but not rly short.
stallion said on 6/Dec/10
stallone was much taller than banderas in assasins.
ACG said on 1/Dec/10
bfissle says on 29/Nov/10
WOW HE IS SOOOO SHORT! i met himin real life and he is sooooo short!


You heard that, Rob? Now change Antonio's listing to 5'2". ;-)
bfissle said on 29/Nov/10
WOW HE IS SOOOO SHORT! i met himin real life and he is sooooo short!
Spanish man said on 12/Nov/10
I said it, he looks a bit shorter than Hopkings in The Mask of the Zorro "La mascara del Zorro" in spanish. I give him 1,71/72m. Under average but in my opinion in many countries a man of 1,70m can´t be really short. Remenber that people many times add cm to his height. I have friends about 1,82/3 that claim be 1,90. My father say that he is 1,69 but i´m sure that he is more 1,64/65. My uncle say that he is 1,76 but he is shorter than me (1,74) but in never say nothing (obiously). Average height in Spain for young gen must be 1,77 + or -. I´m 21 and i can garranted you. With my real 1,74 i must be shoter than the 60% of young men and taller than 40%. With this numbers i think that i´m average althought i´m a bit below. And think that only 3 cm is no much diference betwen two persons but in percentile can be the diferen of 50 to 60. Ex: 1,77 perc 50 and 1,80 is perc 62 (taller than 62% and shorter than 38%).
Will said on 2/Nov/10
Antonio Banderas is 5'9" maximum.
maximus meridius said on 30/Oct/10
I wonder how tall the Spanish conquistadors were my guess is between 5ft 8in and 6ft 2in.
teddy89 said on 6/Jul/09
no way he's 5'9!! For exemple in zorro he looks 5'7 and maybe he also was wearing heels; in desperado he walks side by side next to 5'7,75-5'8 steve buscemi and looks 3-4 cm shorter than steve; next to hopkins (173-174 cm) looks shorter and also next to catherine zeta jones... How could he be more than 5'8?? I think he's from 169 to 172 max. 5'9 with heels.
RisingForce said on 23/Jun/09
Actually Frank2 estimated Banderas at 5'9", Anonymous.
Anonymous said on 18/Jun/09
RisingForce, you have a tendancy to rise celebs heights like Sly, Banderas, Woody etc. Hence your name should be changed to raising force, what dyou say Frank2?
RisingForce said on 4/Jun/09
Antonio is 5'9". He doesn't have the proportions of a 5'9" guy and he usually looks atleast that height. In some pictures he looked close to Justin Timberlake's height. That was when he was wearing big heels, but a 5'8" guy couldn't pull that off.
James said on 2/Jun/09
in zorro he looks 5'7 with 5'8.5 hopkins
TELLEM said on 29/May/09
he is 5'8. look at him with 6'0 tom hanks in "philedelphia". thats 4 inches.
zane said on 29/May/09
Antonio held a pleasant conversation with my wife as we slowly found ourselves getting closer to the limo cue. I, however, was awestruck and dumbfounded because Zorro is so short. The top of his curly black hair maybe hits my nose. I
Duck said on 29/May/09
Anything under 5'9" in Spain is on the short shide.
The national avg is 176cm, but for young people it's 177cm-178cm (universitarians age range). That's what science says.
Banderas is 5'9", that was an average height for his time (indeed even slightly taller than average) but many things have changed since 80's. Spain wealth indicators were still recovering from post war recesion, so no surprise.
GSP said on 28/May/09
"being under 1.80 is short."

lol dumbass. So average height people are "short"??
Box said on 27/May/09
The Serbs (and some ex-Yugoslavs) The Dutch and Scandinavian nations are the tallest in Europe and in the World (with some African nations.
gilipollas said on 25/May/09
BANDERAS is considered a short guy in spain. being under 1.80 is short.
gilipollas said on 25/May/09
Banderas is not tall. Not in Spain. Maybe in southamerica but not in Spain. Im 6' and when i was in spain i wasnt tall.
ralf said on 19/May/09
Miguel Primo de Rivera, who was a Spansih dictator during the 1920's, was about 5'11"tall
RisingForce said on 11/May/09
i agree acg, atleast 5-9 in my opinion.
ACG said on 24/Apr/09
He IS taller. 5'9 bare min, I believe.
Dutch said on 19/Apr/09
I would have thought he'd be taller, he looks taller in most of his movies.
TELLEM said on 18/Apr/09
this guy looked 5'8 next to 6'0 tom hanks in "philedelphia"...5'8 makes sense.
guyfrommars said on 9/Apr/09
Banderas once said "when I was doing art films in Spain my height was okay, but when I came to Hollywood it became a problem". 5ft3.5 Madonna in 3-inch heels looks about an inch shorter than him in Evita. He's 171-172 cm tall.
Original said on 28/Feb/09
He's 5'9.5" in many movies.
He's 177cm
juandi said on 26/Feb/09
The guy from Spain is trying to sell to us that spaniards are giants. I was in Madrid last year and most Spaniards i saw are between 1.72-1.75cm. I agree that the younger generations of spaniards are closer to 179-180cm but Spain is no Netherlands by any means.
RisingForce said on 14/Feb/09
That's exactly what I think Joe.
Joe257 said on 13/Feb/09
I think Banderas is 5'9" barefoot. He uses big shoes which makes him look somewhat close to six feet in his movies. In his movies he doesn't look short or tall, he looks 5'9"-5'11" range. So 5'9" plus nice (elevator) shoes.
RisingForce said on 9/Feb/09
By the way I said 5'9" for Antonio not 5'10", but I'd believe 5'10" before I believed 5'8".
RisingForce said on 6/Feb/09
Sly at 5'7" is stupid. You honestly think there is just an inch between Pacino and Sly? If so then you must be legally blind.

Banderas isn't 5'8" either, he's 5'9". I can't believe you think Antonio is no taller than Cruise or Downey Brad. Antonio is clearly taller than guys like that.
TELLEM said on 6/Feb/09
5'10 for anthony flags? give me a break. 5'10 woody was TALLER THAN HIM by more than an INCH.
Brad said on 6/Feb/09
Antonio is 5' 8". Another Rising inflate. The 5' 10" figure is insane. He'd be 6' with Madonna. Not a chance. "Tendancy" try 100% of the time.
KA3AK said on 6/Feb/09
Banderas is 5'8" / Sly is 5'7 / Stalin was 5'3" some say 5'4" / Pacino is 5'6" / 5'10" accoring to his book; Encylopedia of bodybuilding.
RisingForce said on 5/Feb/09
I always thought he was atleast 5-10 before I came to this site. In fact I never really thought about his height much because he always seemed atleast average. If you would have asked me 5 years ago I would have probably guessed 5-11 or 6-0 because that's the impression he can give.
glenn said on 5/Feb/09
hell,he comes across as 5-10 easily.and that was his official height.
Dave said on 4/Feb/09
He's almost average height.
RisingForce said on 3/Feb/09
There's no way Banderas is under 5-9, look at his proportions. He's atleast 5-9, he always looks it. Look at this quote I posted from a newspaper.

From The Dallas Morning News(2005)

"In person, Banderas, who seems even taller than his reported 5 feet 9 inches"
glenn said on 30/Jan/09
glad some here met a random celeb once.ive been meeting them repeatedly for 20 years.
RisingForce said on 30/Jan/09
I'm sorry but there's no way Cage is 5-10 or Sly is 5-7. William Goldman is full of sh*t, he claims some people have lifts in their socks. Does he even know what lifts are? He also says that he loves when action stars are shorter than they claim, so I wouldn't put it past Goldman to lie or exaggerate to sell a book.
Brashman said on 26/Jan/09
Hi all
Interesting seeing all the speculation. Been lucky enough to meet or at least see several up close. Would vouch for Nick Cage at 5-10, but I'm 5 10.5 and Sly is shorter than me. Swarzenegger is under six feet, looked him right in the eye. Burt Reynolds seemed 6ft, shook hands with him but it was quick. U guys should read William Goldman's "More Adventures in the Screen Trade" He waited at a pool in Beverly Hills for Sly to get out from swimming since no way he could wear lifts then. Goldman claims he's 5'7 and having taken a directing class with him years ago would agree. Just my 2 cents.
RisingForce said on 7/Jan/09
Another downgrade by Insider.

5-7 for Chuck Norris, 5-7 for Antonio Banderas, 5-10 for Nicolas Cage....

What do you shave 2 inches off of everyone's height?
RisingForce said on 1/Jan/09
aloy says on 31/Dec/08
antonio is 1.5" shorter tha sly in normal shoes.He is 5'7ish.

You're right about the difference but 100% wrong about Banderas being 5-7ish.

He's 1.5" shorter than Sly because Sly is 5-10.5. Banderas is 5-9, Glenn and Frank2 both have met him and say he's 5-9.
ACG said on 31/Dec/08
how do you know sly was in normal shoes?? sly could've been 6'2 next to banderas for all we know...
aloy said on 31/Dec/08
antonio is 1.5" shorter tha sly in normal shoes.He is 5'7ish.
twingo said on 29/Dec/08
For sure Banderas is at 5'8"- 5'9" range, no way only at 5'6" range as was argued some time ago. Hello Brian, everything's right? we are back home since 04/2008, God is great and give my family a new chance, a rebirth for my son. Facing death so close of us is a chance to learn the worth of life and change our priorities. I've read Anticancer, written by David Servan-Schreiber, a french doctor that had a brain tumor and found out the definitive healing only after changing old habits, like fooding, sedentarism and way of facing the life. I think the needing of these changes should be advertised by all oncologists, but it usually don't happen. Brian, Bandera's outfits you got can give us some idea of his height?
Dago Red said on 19/Dec/08
While discussing what race is tallest, ya'll forgot who's coolest. Pacino-Italian, Banderas-Spanish, Deniro-half Italian, Bardem-Spanish. Godfather, Goodfellas, Bronx tale, Desperado... The list goes on. Can't remember last time I heard a conversation about who the coolest Nordic movie star is, can you?
RisingForce said on 21/Nov/08
The only evidence so far places Jackie at 5'6". Sly is probably atleast 5'10".
glenn said on 18/Nov/08
i agree acg.
Brad said on 18/Nov/08
Jackie Stallone is 5' 4", Sly is 5' 8.5". Antonio wears ridiculous heeled boots but then again from where he comes from, these are common.
ACG said on 17/Nov/08
Click Here

probably BS, but worth a look....

On the back cover of "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" Antonio looks equal in height to 6'2" Enrique Iglesias in a full body shot. He had boots on which might have contained lifts, but still if he was only 5'8" he couldn't get up to 6'2" under any circumstance.

I think Banderas is 5'10" and simply suffers from "Stallone Syndrome".
RisingForce said on 17/Nov/08
Another example of stocky 5-10 guys looking shorter from a distance is Ripper Owens. From a distance he looked 5-8 to me but up close he looked like a strong 5-10 and looks strangely 5-11 in my pictures with him.
RisingForce said on 17/Nov/08
Thanks, I've noticed that judging height from a distance isn't good either. That's hwo you get articles stating Arnold Schwarzenegger is 5'4"-5'6"!

I think Stallone's build makes people think he's shorter than he is. He has short legs for his height(you can see that Sly's legs are often shorter than men the same height as him because his torso is long. Sly's long arms(73 inch reach) also make his body look smaller as well as his muscular frame.

My father who was 6'0" or a bit over peak never looked that tall from a distance and now at 5'10"-5'11" can look my height from a distance(just under 5'8"). Up close is when you can really judge.

I believe that many men who are said to be short actually are 5'10"-5'11". For example Sly, Matt Damon, Colin Farrell, Robert Redford and prime Burt Reynolds come to mind. All of them except for Damon I believe are or were atleast 5'10.5". In Sly's case I believe he's still 5'10.75" when he wakes, Farrell could be 5'11" out of bed too. I'd guess Damon at 5'10", no more no less. It's not hard to picture Antonio Banderas or even Mel Gibson(5'9"-5'10") in that height range. I put Antonio in the 5'9"-5'10" range, same as Mel Gibson.

They're all average but they're big movie stars, mostly action stars and so people don't expect them to be "average".
glenn said on 17/Nov/08
well said post risingforce.thanks for paraphrasing my hypothesis on how 5-10 men can fool the eye.
RisingForce said on 16/Nov/08
I didn't take it that way and there's no stress at all. Thanks for your compliments too. It's just that I have to keep repeating myself to Tellem and Brad.

I'm not doing anything all that great though, just backing up your in person estimates which shouldn't be ignored in the first place. Your in person estimates are really the best evidence, pictures can be tricky. I thought Bruc Willis was 5'11" until I realized he slouches a lot and wears flat footwear then your estimate seemed to really start to make sense. Now I'm convinced he's a bit over 6 foot and can give illusions of 6-1. The problem is that with pictures you have to see dozens before you get an idea of their height. In person you can see posture, footwear, ground level ect.

Of course here we have people who out estimates without any pictures, in person sightings or claims. Of course I'm referring to Brad giving Jackie Stallone a height of 5'4" for no reason other than that he thinks it fits his 5'8.5" Sly estimate.

There's still some stuff though like the Burt Young in boots with Sly in converse pictures that I'd like to post but I'll include it in that.

Banderas has the proportions of a man taller than 5'8.5". I think he's atleast 5'9".
glenn said on 15/Nov/08
i know,you have posted alot.dont mean to stress you and your doing an incredible job! im proud of you!
Deivid said on 14/Nov/08
Austrian i dont kidding you if you dont belive me come to Spain and see it. You can see the best woman in the world too, jaja. Doomhammer is in right, the old people its short, but young people no.
RisingForce said on 14/Nov/08
Yeah, I have a lot more to post on that page too but I'll include it in my next post.
glenn said on 13/Nov/08
you should post that on the stallone page too risingforce.
Doomhammer said on 13/Nov/08
Hey, its true, spaniards height has increased in this last 40 years. Thats why old men in spain are short but young people are near to 5'10, 5'11, 6' or even taller. Its true that a recent studio says that spaniards are as tall as Italians, British, French or some other European countries, and even USA. Did you know that USA, GB, French, ITALY and many other countries height is 1'77cm 5'10 or 5'11 on average?. The tallest people are in Netherland. Spanish people has suffered a lot in last 100 years with 2 dictatorial governements, Starving everywhere, diseases. But 30 years ago Democracy richness and health came to Spain again ( there was a Republic during 30's ).
RisingForce said on 11/Nov/08
From The Dallas Morning News(2005)

"In person, Banderas, who seems even taller than his reported 5 feet 9 inches"
anonymous said on 11/Nov/08
He does look 175cm in mask of zorro. In femme fatale he was shorter than 180cm rebecca romjin in heels by about 10cm.
Eduardo said on 7/Oct/08
I'm 183cm, I'm Mexican I don't feel so tall
alex said on 18/Sep/08
I m spanish, I m 1.77 barefoot in the morning, I think you say 5ft 9 and one half inch
well, when I go in the street, oldest people often is shorter or very shorter than me (we are talking of men, I m male)
however boys with the same age of me are more or less the same age as me
In my gym 5ft 10,11,6ft young people is frecuently but 5ft 9,8,7 is usually too
I think I m the average, or maybe a little more
sorry my english I dont know if you undestand what I speaking
Freedom_Fighter said on 8/Sep/08
Montenegrians are tallest nation in the world, average male height there is 6'2
In rest of Ex Yugoslav countries male average is about 6'0
Banderas is an average Spaniard, so he is in a 5'8-5'9 range
Shikoku said on 7/Sep/08
7. Netherlands?

Clearly inches taller than 1-6
the king of Castilla said on 1/Sep/08
Austrian, I do not care if the Spaniards are not really high. We are the most cool of Europe and your girls are happy here.
Austrian said on 10/Aug/08
"In a recent studio, Spain is the third country tallest in Europe"

ahahaha

you gotta be kidding me

list of nations that are definately taller on average than spain:

1. Croatia
2. Serbia
3. Bosnia/Herzegovina/Montenegro/etc (probably also Albania and Slovenia)
4. Norway
5. Sweden
6. Denmark
7. Netherlands
8. Germany
9. Austria
10. Switzerland
etc

even the italians are probably noticably taller than spaniards these days
Lillian said on 31/May/08
At the game next to cameron diaz, he looked about 2 inches taller than her (5'8). But maybe he had lifts.
Shikoku said on 19/May/08
Nope, All the scandinavian countrys (Iceland,Norway,Sweden,Denmark) and The Netherlands are 100% sure already taller and im sure that they are not the only one so the third tallest country in europe... no
Heightwatcher said on 27/Apr/08
I think 174cm sounds correct

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