How tall is Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas Height

5ft 8.5in (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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Average Guess (22 Votes)
5ft 8.24in (173.3cm)
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

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.
180,30cm said on 6/Mar/16
Spot on
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:


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


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


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

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.

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!
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.
Leung said on 2/Oct/07
Yeah those pics with JT are hilarious. In an attempt to get as much height as possible he is looking ridiculous. If you look at Antonio from the waist down you would assume it’s a woman in high heels and jeans.

Antonia is better wearing suits, for some reason he looks shorter wearing jeans and casual clothes.
glenn said on 2/Oct/07
thanks selena.
selena said on 1/Oct/07
actually i'm a good friend of his and he is 5' 8''.you can also look it up in his biography. So i wanted to clear things out for you guys
leonari said on 14/Sep/07
Man the pics with Justin Timberlake make me freak...This guy wears the uliest high heel boots + major LIFTS and tries to hide him with his jean that are covering the heel. Thats fore sure! Looks way uglier than Stalone munsters if you ask me. But I still think that he is 174 and not below. With those boots he reaches 5'11" which explains why Justin doesn't tower him...
Brian Antonio said on 14/Sep/07
Hello, my name is Brian Antonio, I am 28 years old, anyways, I look exactly like Antonio Banderas, and my heighth is 5'8". I am shorter because I had bone cancer and scoliosis at a young age. I personally own a costume from one of his movies Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever. I have his personally worn and tailored long coat jacket and the pants, they fit me perfectly. The hymn line at the bottom of the legs was an inch or so longer, possibly to cover up lifting boots. I think it's a cool item to own, I am a big fan. By the way, Antonio, was my birth name:) I believe he is shorter, but so what? I am too. I am comfortable with who I am, I have nothing to prove. If he uses lifts that's ok, but he just needs to be comfortable with being him, and I believe he is:) He's one cool cat, and I Greatly admire his work. Take Care Everyone & God Bless..........

Brian ~A
raj said on 11/Aug/07
glenn, it must be real hard to know when all banderas, pitt and cruise wear lifts!! they say cruise did not permit pitt to wearing shoes but who knows...
banderas always wears high heel boots.
Franco said on 10/Aug/07
believe it or not im fairly sure Banderas is 174cm but he can appear taller because of his slender body. i dont think he is 173cm though, he looks a proper 174cm and maybe 175cm on a good day.
Original said on 8/Aug/07
He's 5'8"/5'8.5" .
Melvin said on 19/Jul/07
He's 5ft 8. Shorter than Anthony Hopkins in every photo and video of them together.
MD said on 13/Jun/07
Banderas has to be a lift wearer. Even in this photos with Justin Timberlake (given 5'11.5", here) where he is wearing boots he must have extra help. It's ridiculous as it almost appears he's on tip toes he's elevated so high. lol

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Now, here he is a few days earlier:

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Justin has on slightly higher sneakers than in the last pics, but is Antonio taller than listed, or is Justin shorter than listed?
Pete said on 30/May/07
met him in marbella, spain. hes a big sloucher. weird posture and talks real fast making stupid faces. he was wearing regular trainers. very short. id say around 5-6 barefoot
kevin said on 6/May/07
Banderas looking almost 6' with Al Gore Click Here
Gotxo said on 13/Apr/07
Now i'm curious on Imanol Arias height! How tall he is?
Viper said on 11/Apr/07
Sly didnt look far off from 6-5 with Hulk Hogan, seriously.
leone510ss said on 9/Apr/07
6'5 sly!!! you perhaps meant 5'6!!! :)
bam said on 1/Apr/07
banderas is wearing obvious lifts in this pic and looking only .5 inches taller than 5'7 mike meyers. Factor in an inch difference for his slouch, and he's still 5'8.5 in lifts.
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It's safe to assume that his shoes give a net height increase of 1.5 inches minimum. Banderas looks like another lift king, considering that he was eye to eye with 6'5 Sly Stallone. (note the sarcasm, btw the stallone/banderas pic needs attention)
Alireza said on 25/Mar/07
I am sure that his height is more that 5-8 and I think he is somethink link 5-9 if you cant believe you can see Original sin that he played with angelina jolie
Glenn said on 31/Jan/07
Serious raj? I thought Antonio was an inch or 2 smaller than Pitt? it was reported Cruise wore lifts in that movie.
raj said on 30/Jan/07
antonio looked shorter than cruise in that movie. we will never know cuz they all probably wore lifts LOL
Glenn said on 29/Jan/07
For starts Pitt is a minum 5-11.6ft in that movie.making Antonio 5-9 if that what you saw.I felt Antonio looked 5-10 in that movie.
P. Smith said on 29/Jan/07
In the film Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Cheech Marin describes Antonio; "He was 5-9, 5-10 tops." He always looked 5-9 to me in his films, but i've never met the man.
Gonzalo said on 29/Jan/07
As I have said beofre, I haven´t seen Banderas in the flesh. But I have met people like Imanol Arias, Fernando Trueba, Juan Diego, etc, and Banderas looked around 5`9 beside them, the same as me beside those same guys. Bandersa must be about my height, 5`8.5 or 5`9
raj said on 29/Jan/07
in "interview with the vampire" he was at least 3 inches shorter than 5-10 brad pitt
Heightcritique said on 26/Jan/07
I met him back in 1999 and he is around 5'9". With his boots he is around 5'11".
Lorenzo of the Night said on 24/Jan/07
Hi again. If I'm wrong, I'll eat my hat (height enhancing, naturally!). I still say that the ground zero for this argument is Banderas singing with Sara Brightman (5'5"), "Phantom of the Opera". Watch carefully, because as he passes directly behind her, up against her, you can see he is barely taller....and he's wearing those boots!!!
Look at the wide shots, especially those of Antonio from behind. You can't tell me that's anything less than a 2 1/2" heel....look how the pants are tailored (BTW, I date a tailor, and she agrees)to hide the boot's thickness...why are the boots that thick? Cuz they're concealing lifts inside the boots....he wears them everywhere when he's, isn't it possible Glenn, that he appears to be taller than he is, even in person? With a good tailor, and a master boot maker, not to mention the odd build the guy has, it could happen.
Manu said on 21/Jan/07
I agree with you he uses horrible footwear. He's short,but 5'6 or less? sounds pretty rare.going over your comments I begin to doubt,but I think below 5'7 it's almost impossible. If you give us more evidence we can argue. Besides, Glenn met him,and I don't need to say he is 100 percent trustworthy
Viper said on 21/Jan/07
Hes slouching big time in the photo.
Glenn said on 19/Jan/07
Thank you Gonzalo.
Gonzalo said on 19/Jan/07
You are wrong, Lorenzo. Banderas is around 1`75. His not under 1`70 or 5`7. I can tell you that.
Glenn said on 18/Jan/07
Im here to clear things up.I studied Antonio in the FLESH.he is most likely smaller than 5-8.met him many times.
Lorenzo of the Night said on 17/Jan/07
Sorry, but your "evidence" to the contrary, Banderas is no more than five foot six, and possibly shorter. Believe me, as a sculptor and character designer, I've studied the human body carefully, and this guy has a long torso, short, thick legs, and small feet. I've watched nearly every film he's made, and I've noticed the heels in lots of shots.
Watch him in ....damn, I can't think of the film's name all of a sudden....the one where he's the teacher of dance at an inner city shots taken from the ground, like when he walks into the classroom he's wearing normal heels, but when he's dancing with the professional dancer from his studio, in front of the students in the "dungeon", he's clearly wearing TALL heels...same boots as he wears in many of his other films. Now, Manu, I ask ya: Why would the film makers go through the trouble of putting him in height enhancing boots when he's in a scene with a woman who appears to not be that tall in the first place? Common sense dictates that he must be very short. Period. End of debate.
Lorenzo of the Night said on 4/Dec/06
Oh...and one more "important" (like this height stuff is that important in the first place...let's face it, we all have better things to do gang) fact....Selma Hayek, who co-stars with Banderas in "Desperado" and "Once Upon a Time In Mexico" isn't that much shorter than Banderas when he's wearing the boots...ahem. cough. hack...She freely admits to being only 5' 2"/ Now if that ain't the end of that argument, I don't know what is.
Lorenzo of the Night said on 4/Dec/06
Let's put the Banderas quandry to rest: All one needs do is watch "Femme Fatale"
with Banderas and Rebecca Romijn Stamos. She is listed as 5'10" to 5' 11". In every wide shot, she is substantially taller, and I might add, BIGGER, all the way round, than Antonio. He is clearly wearing elevator boots, although, you'll have to stop the dvd to catch it.
In the hallway scene, where she is the blonde sister, she is in heels, so we'll give her, say to be genrous, three inches, which will put her somewhere around the 6'1" to 6'2" mark. Antonio, in the wide shots in that hallway, is at least three inches shorter, and he's wearing a two and a half inch heel. Add to that a 1" inch lift (just about gauranteed....look how thick the boots are!) and that means that he's got a good three and a half inches of extra height going, barefoot, he's not over 5' 7". ....and I still say he's shorter than that, just from the observations taken in regards to footage of him singing "Phantom of the Opera" with 5'5" Sarah Brightman, who is most likely wearing heels herself, yet, Banderas with VERY obvious help in the heels department in that footage, barely tops her by an inch. If Brightman is 5'5", with 3 inch stilletos, she still won't break past 5"8". Banderas has a 2 1/2 inch heel there as well, and from the look of the thickness in those boots, and the pants that are trying in vain to hide that fact, there's at least another inch of padding going on. I'm tellin' ya folks: the man is no more than five six, and I'd further bet he doesn't weigh over 140. He's my size, 5'6" and 150 tops.
Little Joe said on 4/Dec/06
See...This guy Manu agries with me that European's are getting taller and taller and the average height is around 5'11-6'1. Specially the Mediterran (Montenegro, Croatia, Serbia...) and the Scandinavia and the north (Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, Danmark, Germany...)
Franco said on 16/Nov/06
wtf i thought Banderas was 1.78 at least! wow what a surprise.

well i have some dvdz of his movies and upon evaluation i have to agree he is 5'9 max.
Manu_from_madrid said on 15/Nov/06
He is 5'8.5, a little bit above spaniards (5'8 entire population) But it's amazing how tall spanish men have become. living in Spain,I'm 5'9.75 and 24,and I fell really short among new generations, specially eighteen folks. average height of them could be 5'10.5-5'11.5. I don't know what's happening in europe,but the northern europe is HUGE,and the mediterran area is more and more tall!! I think the health system is a main factor. what do you think?
Lorenzo of the Night said on 30/Oct/06
I can tell you from looking at all the evidence; films (look for yourself, and you will see!)The Mask of Zorro, the Legend of Zorro, Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, among thing, (if you have your eyeballs on) that you will notice right away...his least two, if not two and half inch heels. Also, the boots are thick and heavy, suggesting that there are lifts involved.
If you compare footage from these films with footage of Banderas in concert with Sarah Brightman, singing "The Phantom of the Opera", you will notice a couple of things that will lead you to the conclusion that Banderas is much, much shorter than has previously been reported: First, the boots; again, two to two and a half inch heels, pants tailored to hide the extreme height. Second, the thickness of the boots. Third, the tailoring of his jacket...long, to balance the extra height given his legs by those boots. Fourth, look at him standing next to, and in back of Sarah Brightman, both in medium and wide shots, and you will see immediately that he is barely taller than her, even though he is wearing elevator boots. Sarah Brightman is 5'5". What does that tell you?
If you look closely, you will see just how much these boots have in common with the boots he wears in "Desperado" and "Once Upon a Time in Mexico"...they are, in fact, the same style! Why is that interesting? Well, these productions are all very different, involving different directors, costumers, etc, yet he still retains the same style boot. You can be there's a good reason for that: Antonio found a great boot maker, who hides his work well, and knows how to keep a secret.
So, how come I know so much? Because, I'm 5' 6 " myself, and know all about those shoes.
Gigi said on 10/Oct/06
he looks 5'9 in once upon a time in mexico..considering he was wearing black boots all the time
Gigi said on 10/Oct/06
so was he wearing boots in the pic?
Gonzalo said on 20/Sep/06
I have never seen Banderas in the flesh. But I have seen him next to people that I have met and I think he looks 5`8 or 5`9. It is ridiculous to say he is 5`6.5
Glenn said on 11/Sep/06
Elevators arnt heels.
albi said on 10/Sep/06
Download from eMule the video of Sarah Brightman and Antonio Banderas singing Phantom of the Opera and you will get to see Banderas in 2 1/2 inch heels. The worst elevator shoes I have ever seen.

[Editor Rob: he wears those heels a lot...]
MP said on 10/Sep/06
Antonio is at most 5'6.5". It is the average height of native Spaniards to be what Americans consider short. But it has always been Hollywood's idea to make every star "larger than life". Just look at some of their footprints and handprints at Grahmans Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, but beware, even some shoes are tricked out!
Domibucks said on 29/Aug/06
He's definetely atleast 5'8.5. My sisters fiancee who his is about 6'3 met him at a sam's club meeting while advertising shrek 2. I asked him how tall he was and he said 'about 6 foot'. I didn't believe that for a second. But I did take into consideration he might have been wearing lifts which would make him about 5'10.5, so I guess he wasn't too far off with his estimate.
Rey said on 2/Jul/06
Amy, did you really work with him?
Arianna said on 16/Jun/06
I think that he is around 5'8.5 is a fairly good estimation. In pictures with Melanie Griffith, Banderas looks to be shorter by an insignificant amount [maybe .25 an inch]. (I guess Griffith likes men her height. I don't blame her though, being eye to eye with a guy can be so romantic)
Georgette C. said on 13/Jun/06
What a great picture of Antonio Banderas,he sure looks 5ft.8in. to me.There are times when he does look taller,but he never stands still long enough to get a really good view,nor does he stand straight up,he is always doing something quirvy in his photographs.But,I would take him home, no matter how tall is. thank you......(PS) If he is ever around,tell him to call (330-219-3587) I would like to learn a little SPANISH.....Thank You........Georgette
Clive said on 23/May/06
Johnny, if you take the case of Will smith, Jim Carey, Jean Reno or Clive Owen who are very famous actors, they are all around 6'2 so next to them a 174cm man rather looks short... Otherwise I know that the average height for a man is 175.5cm !
Johnny D. said on 22/May/06
on the contrary, clive. he's quite the average.. for an actor!
Clive said on 9/May/06
What eventually convinced me that Banderas wasn't over 174cm is that he was less taller than Hopkins at his PEAK on the Mask of Zorro although he wore his big boots ! He isn't very tall for an actor ;)
Amy said on 4/May/06
I've actually worked with Antonio. I'm 5' 7.5" and I was taller than him so I don't think he's over 5' 7"!!!
Glenn said on 3/May/06
Ive seen Buscemi look 5-6 and then 5-10! so Im not that nuts.Antonio is 5-8,5-9.Buscemi wears magic shoes.
Blues said on 20/Apr/06
This height is right now, he's exact average height in US, 5'8.5" .
grew 5 in. one year said on 2/Apr/06
I worked door @the 2002 Latin Awards and he had boots on and was 5'9 1/2 with boots, I'm 5'11 I'm wearing jordans at the main entrance watch the footage looser
jigga jigga said on 1/Apr/06
YO antonio is nOT 5'8'' he's like near 6'0 i swear, because in his new "dance movie" coming out, he was a lot taller than that model from america's next top model and she's at least 5'8''.
sf said on 29/Mar/06
Good picture that reveals the heels on those shoes. Notice that picture also displays another trick the stars use to hide their specially made shoes - the pants are always very long and flair out and almost completely hide the shoes, I've noticed many times. That's important, as, again, these longs pants can cover most of the shoes so you can't tell what they look like/how they're built. Chances are, without those pants, you'd see some pretty strange looking boots...
Clive said on 29/Mar/06
I don't know who is Melanie but I noticed you've used a french word (voila), good Rob GOOD !!! ;)
Clive said on 29/Mar/06
Indeed with thats boots you can easily gain 3 or 4cm !
In the mask and the legend of Zorro, he always wears boots like that!
I have the impression that it's a trend for Hollywood's stars to wear elevator shoes ! What I'm wondering now is which stars give their height with shoes and which ones give it without ? Hard question...

[Editor Rob: honestly, its funny in photos of him/melanie in trainers, they are close in height, then she has heels and voila, Banderas still looks close in height...]
Clive said on 29/Mar/06
I see you got something against Banderas's shoes :) Can you show me what kind of boots he wears so that I could make me an idea of what you are talking about ?

[Editor Rob: it is hard to actually find good pic of the styles, you can maybe get a litte idea they might be a little bigger than normal heels he wears...]
Clive said on 27/Mar/06
Look as well this photo and you'll see I'm right :
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larry said on 22/Mar/06
The mean male height in the USA is slightly over 69", about 175.5 cms. Average height range is considered to be 5'7" to 5'11". But, that's a range that sinply means that most males fall within those values.
Clive said on 9/Mar/06
Glenn, according to you, could you tell me how many "cm" Banderas gained with his boots and how many "cm" did you gain with YOUR shoes ???
I ask you this question because I'm nearly sure that he IS 175cm but if you had the same lifts on this foto, even if he is a bit leant, that would clearly mean that he is 174cm... But honestly it would surprise me because on severals sites he's listed as 175cm althought on this site there are good remarks and fotos which prove what you say !
stAs said on 3/Feb/06
I think average is between 170cm - 181cm, but it depends on body structure, a person can be 170cm and look like 175cm or more and other can be 175cm and look close to 170cm. The same thing happens with Banderas and Stallone they can look like 178cm-183cm in many films.
DudeX said on 2/Feb/06
more like 5'8 to 5'10
JR said on 1/Feb/06
Danimal, I'm afraid you have it wrong. 5'7 to 5'9 is average range. 5'9 to 5'10 is average/tall.
Danimal said on 23/Jan/06
JR, 5'7" isn't average. Average height is between 5'9" and 5'10" for males.
JR said on 17/Jan/06
He seems average ... 5'7 to 5'9, I would say.
175cm16andgrowing said on 14/Jan/06
man... banderas looks skinny on there! So skinny... if I had to guess his height I'd really say 5'10'' at least but... you know, Glenn is right. Thanks for the pic and info.
Glenn said on 14/Jan/06
yeah,I think certain people close to me where hinting he is the 5-10 he says he is cause of ths photo and one friend witnessed this pic taken.I swear he had boots on!Id be happy to answer all!
Zach said on 13/Jan/06
Banderas could well be 5'8 if he's got boots on, but like in all cases where elevator boots are involved its difficult to guesstimate.

Rob - just an idea, might be worth having a 'Glenn' page, to ask him questions, discuss all the pics of him. Glenns quite the celebrity on this website ;)

[Editor Rob: man, I've not even got my own height page...maybe I'll make a glenn page]
J.J.F said on 13/Jan/06
Darn, that Glenn sure gets around. Banderas ALWAYS has his big 'ol boots on. What does he claim he is? 5'10"?
CelebHeights Editor said on 13/Jan/06
Pic added with Glenn...who said banderas had customary boots on.
the real raw truth said on 3/Jan/06
met him in Marbella Port and is tiny as hell. He also has a weird body shape with a hunch back and cant stare at anything more that one second. very unnatural guy.
Steiner87 said on 14/Nov/05
Several sites say he's 5'9 and I believe them because catherine zeta john is 5'8
and in the film zorro he's a little bit taller than her.
Man of Death said on 28/Oct/05
If you look at Banderas besides Rufus Sewell in Legend of Zorro he is obviously at least 4 inches smaller, probably 5 inches and Sewell is listed everywhere (here to) as exactly 6 feet. I think Banderas is about 170cm.
Issheuhboy said on 8/Oct/05
Anyone see Parky for 08/10/05? He, Banderas and Robert Lindsay ALL looked the same height. Perhaps the former was wearing lifts though...

[Editor Rob: you saw Banderas heels right? Big chunky things...]
J. said on 12/Jul/05
Nope, he's shorter than average, fitting in nicely and easily in the 5'7" range. A buddy of mine bumped into him a year ago out in California and said with surely he was this small. And he defintely looks it.
McFan said on 11/Jul/05
He appears taller than that. I would say 5'9.5. Melanie Griffith only looks to be at the most 5'8 but she's probably slouching on purpose to make her husband look taller. I thought Woody Harrelson and him were the same height.
Mr. R said on 26/May/05
I think that 5-9 is too high. Melanie Griffith is just about a solid 5-8, and the only way that he is taller than her is when he wears those black boots with a 2 inch plus heel. Even several magazines have caught pics of his footwear, and noticed the big heel. I don't think he is above 5-8.
Gotxo said on 24/May/05
I agree with Lmeister, he's no more than 5'9" (175,36 cm) plus he's andalusian an those are amongst the most slender spaniards wich may give the impression that he is taller.
Thought i don't belive he's smaller than that (comparing him to other actors).
Lmeister said on 24/May/05
I really don't believe that he is more than 5'9''. Like Gekko Bird said 5'8''+/-0.5'' His slim figure gives the impression of being somewhat tallish + his nice boots ; )I have a lot of spanish friends and most of them are pretty slim guys with relatively long legs. Guys with shorter legs give the impression of being shorter let's say Matt Damon who I now believe that is close to 5'10''...
Gotxo said on 23/May/05
Never met personally him, but i've seen images of in his early theather career and he was a little taller than the average spanish of that time ( about 5'8" on the 80's, 5'10 for nowadays teenagers).
I can easily belive he's 5'9", pretty common height for those who where twenty some at '80s decade on Spain.
GEKKO BIRD said on 23/May/05
Antonio is a solid 5'8. he may be a half inch either taller or shorter (5'7.5 or 5'8.5). For sure he is no shorter than 5'6 but no taller than 5'9.
Lmeister said on 15/Mar/05
Ok Antonio the truth is that U are shorter than 5 ft 9 in Woody Harrelson so there is no way that U'd be 5'9''. When U watch the movie "Play it to the Bone" Harrelson is approximately 1.5 inches taller and he is not wearing some high heeled shoes like Antonio is doing.
CelebHeights Editor (in the voice of Melanie Griffith) said on 15/Mar/05
"What will they think of next?? Antonio is NOT wearing lifts to appear taller. He is perfectly comfortable with his height, and so am I. And I would hardly say that the two-inch difference between him and Rebecca constitutes "towering!" -- a quote from Melanie's own official website.
TCPA said on 2/Mar/05
Believe me he's no more than 5'7"
Broadwayactor said on 1/Mar/05
Antonio is around 5'6"/5'7". He's about half a foot shorter than me, I felt like a giant next to him.
CelebHeights Editor said on 24/Feb/05
I'm unsure of how much elevation he uses ;) But, yes he does wear an awful lot of boots as opposed to normal shoes, and the heels on his boots are solid 1.5 inchers, sometimes they look more. Still unsure of his true height. He could be 173cm.
TCPA said on 15/Feb/05
I saw Anthony Hopkins, he's about 2 inches shorter than me, im 5'9 1/4", you'r right about Banderas he's shorter than he is but i don't meet him, my guess 5'6" or 7".
Ben said on 13/Feb/05
You list Antonio Banderas as 5'9" and Anthony Hopkins as 5'8", but in Zorro, Hopkins appears to be 2 inches taller than Banderas. I would put Banderas at 5'8" and Hopkins at 5'10".

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