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5ft 5.88in (167.3cm)
Anonymous said on 4/May/09
Next to Ricky gervais, he's the same height, maybe a little shorter. So, maybe 5'7 3/4"?
KiLLing JoKe said on 2/May/09
how accurate is the Night At The Musuem 2 cardboard Poster of Ben Stiller? You can see it at any movie theater.
Doug said on 28/Apr/09
Mmm I think you have him spot on here. He's short in my view but isn't he taller than Ryan Seacrest?
Parker said on 27/Apr/09
Yes I saw that Mike. Really can't understand why Cruise gets so much crap about his height when he is easily 1.5 inches taller than Stiller, maybe even 2.No press publication would ever give Cruise 5'8.
mike said on 26/Apr/09
listed in today's "mail on sunday" magazine as 5'8" !!!
OliTheMan said on 25/Apr/09
i just wanna say that in the trailer for Night At The Museum 2, Jonah Hill is like an inch taller than him
leonari said on 17/Apr/09
I say half inch too much.
mr said on 15/Apr/09
5'6" - 5'6" 1/2 tops.
RisingForce said on 15/Mar/09
No way is he over 5'7", much less around 5'8". Stiller is obviously under 5'7".
Anonymous said on 4/Mar/09
About 2 inches shorter than 5'10" than Adam Sandler. So maybe is 5'8". Maybe 5'7 1/2"
yoyo said on 2/Mar/09
yes.. finally ben stiller frame has drop on this site.. i always suspect his this small at 5ft6 range. in Dodge Ball he even looks no way more than 5ft5.5(166cm) beside 6ft5 Vince Vaughn in that film. But i"ll gave him a little lower at 5ft6.0 i bet in reality.
juandi said on 26/Feb/09
"5'11'' is just barely above average, lol."
Clay you're completely wrong. The average man height is 5"9(1.759cm) so 5"11 is more than just, 5"11 is confortably above average.
said on 26/Feb/09
He's 5'7" with lifts. Check him out next to Tom Cruise (who's quite short himself) in this UTube clip:Click Here
Random Person said on 16/Feb/09
5'6.5 seems spot on
Clay said on 15/Feb/09
5'11'' is just barely above average, lol.
SuperAnonymous said on 7/Feb/09
5'6" tops. He looked extremely short in "Friends" next to 5'5" Courtney Cox in heels and Jennifer Anniston.
Alex said on 5/Feb/09
You would think he's maybe 5'7-5'8 in movies but that picture of him and 5'11 Dmeyer he looked just 5'6.
Ant said on 4/Feb/09
Only 5ft 11? strange statement that. Ben stiller is below average. he would look short next to 5 11 because that is above average.
OliTheMan said on 3/Feb/09
Dude this guy is SHORT! He looks so short next to Rob Corddry in the Heartbreak Kid (who himself is only 5"11")
leonari said on 30/Jan/09
alberto: first 5'7" is not 172 cm. Second never is Stiller 172 cm or a full 5'7" guy. Never. Show me a single occasion where he looks that height.
alberto said on 29/Jan/09
Ben Stiller is a solid 5ft 7 without shoes (arround 1.72cm)
What it happens is that US actors are very tall, 6ft 2 ussually, then Ben looks so short
sam said on 17/Jan/09
5'7 and a little change
Real said on 15/Jan/09
Ugh.. I'm having trouble posting on this page for some reason.. I'm trying to bring up the barefoot/pink robe scene in meet the parents.. but it's not going to the confirmation page. I've tried in the last couple of days.. I don't know what's going on. If they did go through today, I apologize because I sent it 4-5 times and it didn't seem to work at all.
Donatello said on 9/Jan/09
I'd say Stiller is right around my height. Slightly over 5'6" in the evening. I don't see him ever going lower then 5'6" but I also don't see him being any higher then 5'7" even if it is first thing in the morning. Rob has it pretty much spot on.
RisingForce said on 16/Dec/08
I think he's 5-6 out of bed. He always looks short, it's funny how people say he's 5-8 when he's never looked it and claims 5-7 himself.
People have to get it into their head that 5-8 guys don't look that short and usually look about average. Stiller has always appeared like a 5-6 guy on screen to me. Even long before I came to this site or even thought much about celebrities heights I would have guessed around 5-6.
truth said on 16/Dec/08
met him he's 5'6, maybe a little less. He's very short, but a nice guy
leonari said on 16/Dec/08
RisingForce: I agree. Totally flat 5'6" guy. Possibly he is 5'6.5 after waking but thats it. Jon Stewart is taller. Barely but still.
RisingForce said on 16/Dec/08
He's 5-6 and probably not any taller. He's shorter than 5-6 1/2 Jon Stewart.
ralf said on 4/Dec/08
he has a body of 5'6" but maybe he is 5'6.5" because the head?
RICHARD said on 24/Nov/08
Just watched Tropic Thunder and Stiller looked a solid 5'6 guy to me even next to Downey,Jr. and Black,who aren't much taller than him. He was also very ripped in this film to so maybe that made him look shorter due to all that weight. 5'6 sounds good for him now,and I thought he looked 5'11 in one movie.HA
Jenny said on 20/Nov/08
Nah! Its kinda cheesy....Unless, Zoolander himself would ask me to =) I think the reason why he seem short yet taller is that he has bigger head (kinda long forehead)..and yes, he "might" be wearing special shoes that makes him taller. But this guy is cool and cute =)
leonari said on 19/Nov/08
Jenny: Please send the pic. All evidence is good
jess said on 18/Nov/08
i saw him at disney land and that man is SHORT!!! haha
im 5'7 1/2 and he was like to my mouth or nose.. haha so i would say hes around 5'4 or 5'5
leonari said on 18/Nov/08
I always hear that he is soo much shorter than people expect him to be. Rob has him probably spot on. He had him 170 cm 1 year ago and that was without a doubt a bit to much. Never is he below 5'6" but he ain't no 171 likeyou anonymous say either. I watched Tropic Thunder yesterday (man that cracked me up-funniest movie I have seen in a loooong time) and there are certain scenes where he looks very short. Jack Black is a guy who is not as short as he seems on screen. His frame make him look 5'5" when in reality he is Stillers height or very very close to it. But one thing is for sure: Ben Stiller was in crazy ass shape for that movie. Bad ass for a guy over 40. Hell I say his arms look better than Matthew McConaugheys arms who is a fitness buff. Impressive.
anonymous said on 18/Nov/08
I hear interviews that he is taller than people think. Next to chris rock, he looked 7 cm shorter. I would say he's 171cm max and rove is 173cm, he said it himself in one of his episodes.
Leung said on 16/Nov/08
Ben Stiller was 1
leonari said on 12/Nov/08
Tellem: I agree. I would bet a lot of cash that he is a flat 168 cm. TAnonymous: Tom Cruise always looks taller than Stiller.With or without lifts. Toms limbs look longer. Everything looks bigger...except for his head. man...Stiller would be 5'5" if he wouldn't have this huge head.
TELLEM said on 11/Nov/08
this guy looks like al pacino did in his movies...5'6 is the most i can buy for him
leonari said on 11/Nov/08
Ben Stiller is not 170. Hell I say even Robs listing is 1 cm to high.
anonymous said on 10/Nov/08
He looks the same height as 170cm tom cruise. I thought he was shorter. In starsky and hutch, he looked tall. Maybe camera effects.
Clay said on 10/Nov/08
I've seen Stiller barefoot in a lot of stuff, and its clear he's 5'6.5-5'7.
Ron said on 8/Nov/08
I ws right next to Ben recently - I'm 5'-8" - he was TALLER! He obviously has lifts in his shoes. Thus, difficult to tell his height.
glenn said on 27/Oct/08
problem with that is,ive seen stewart look 5-6 and 5-7.and he claims both heights.i never printed a 5-7 pic of stewart and i from 2 years ago.i dont think.then i have one from 1993 where he looks 5-6 next to me.
leonari said on 26/Oct/08
Just found a great picture on gettyimages.com where you see Ben Stiller and Jon Stewart next to each other. Same posture. Looks like same footwear. Regular dress shoes. Jon Stewart is taller by 2 cm. Or at least 1.5 cm.There is no way Ben Stiller is 170 cm. i do think Jon Stewart is exactly the height you have him listed at which is 169. Just go to getty and type in" Jon Stewart Stiller "and it will pop up. Btw: Chris Rock is in the same pic. Also good for comparison.
ROB: you changed his height??Right?? You shaved off a cm if I am not mistaken.By looking at recent pics i came to the conclusion there is a good chance he is 168 cm. What is your opinion? Please reply. I appeciate it. Thanks.
simon said on 25/Oct/08
I think he's 5'7! In the medium height! he's not tall but not even that short!
mcfan said on 21/Oct/08
I think he looks 5'7, but he looks like he has a hunchback.
Parker said on 13/Oct/08
Clearly 1.5-2 inches taller than Ben Stiller, but 2-3 inches shorter than Beckham
Cruise Under 5'7 - no chance
5'7 Evening height - possible
5'7.5 Evening height -probable
5'8 Evening height - possible
5'9 - No chance
Andre said on 4/Oct/08
There is big possibility that toms footwear gives him more height than stillers. in the whole video you cant see their footwear when they are next to eachother, only once unclearly towards the end of the video and they see like very flat shoes. tom cruises not once. stiller is 5'5.5.
Andre said on 4/Oct/08
There is big possibility that toms footwear gives him more height than stillers. in the whole video you cant see their footwear when they are next to eachother, only once unclearly towards the end of the video. tom cruises not once. stiller is 5'5.5.
Alex said on 15/Sep/08
Ben Stiller could really look like a 5'8 guy on TV but with Dmeyer he really looks 5'6ish only.
howie day said on 12/Sep/08
more like 5'6 flat!!! he just doesnt look 5'7..
Annoyed said on 4/Sep/08
There is a video of Black, Stiller and Downey jr dancing to Gladys Knight or something on youtube, they are perfectly lined up, side by side in identical costumes.......Black only looks bout an inch to two inches shorter than Downey Jr who is listed and recognised as about 5'8". Also Ben stiller is bout and inch shorter than Downey jr and is usually refered to as about 5'6.5 - 5' 7" , but Black isnt even near an inch shorter than Stiller !!!!!!!!!!!!!! check out the video. If we take Downey jr as 5'8" that would make Stiller bout 5'6.5" and Black bout 5'6" .
Anonymous said on 31/Aug/08
I saw him walking next to me in Central Park and he was exactly my size: 1,68 if not a bit smaller 1,67
said on 26/Aug/08
Rob you really think the difference between Tom and Stiller is exactly an inch? Thats plain wrong. Sorry. Stiller is max a flat 5'6" and at least 1.5 inches shorter than TOm Cruise. Please. It's time for a downgrade.
[Editor Rob: I'm not sure Stiller has as good posture, but 5ft 6.5 might be a better figure for him.]
Ed Kline said on 25/Aug/08
Vaughn is a confirmed 6'5.
Missy said on 20/Aug/08
I agree with flash_of_eden, he always looked about 5ft 9 to me. Though in Dodgeball he is miles shorter than Vince Vaughn - but Vaughn is like 6ft 4 or something anyway.
Anonymous said on 20/Aug/08
I thought he looked 5' 6" flat in Dodgeball.
ian Allen said on 20/Aug/08
I've seen ben stiller on the street before, with shoes, and i am 5'10 and he he must have come up to the bottom of my neck, he was very short, seemed to be about 5'2" or 3
flash_of_eden said on 19/Aug/08
5ft 6.75 really? wow i always thought he was 5ft 8 or 9.
Ed Kline said on 15/Aug/08
Pretty much the exact same height as Jon Stewart on Stewart's show last night. dead on same near as I could tell. I even paused my DVR to make sure. Could not see footwear though.
dmeyer said on 15/Aug/08
cruise is a mistery i saw look 5 ft 9 several times he was noticably taller than 5 ft 7 pena cruise had normal low cut 1.25 in shoes you can see the socks and penna had 0.6 in heels so cruise was steel 1 good in taller cruise is strong 172 as rob says
adem said on 14/Aug/08
He is about 2-3 inches shorter than Tom Cruise! He is shorter than 170cm
RICHARD said on 12/Aug/08
Of course he's going to appear taller than Dustin Hoffman. Hoffman is 71 and definetly shrunk a couple of inches,while Stiller is younger and stands with good posture.
I also read a Parade Magazine article about Stiller and it labeled him as a "6 ft 0 in Funnyman".
Complex said on 10/Aug/08
Oh and Stiller is shorter than Blythe Danner!
Complex said on 10/Aug/08
He didn't have more than an inch on 5'5 something Dustin Hoffman...and Robert Dinero didn't have much on either of them. I think Dinero can't be more than 5'7-5'7.5 barefoot according to his height in that movie, and I think Stiller is more 5'6 and Hoffman 5'5. If I had to guess.
tanya said on 27/Jul/08
I just met him at the caffe door in west van. he is inch or two taller then me, and I am 5'4". So case closed
leonari said on 24/Jul/08
well he may be looking 5'11 in this movie...but he is really 5'6".nothing more
RICHARD said on 24/Jul/08
Just watched Heartbreak Kid tonight and he looked 5'11 to me in this for some reason. He definetly looks tall in this one.
Anony said on 14/Jul/08
He doesnt seem like a 5"7(170cm)Guy More like a 5"6.
Anonymous said on 3/Jun/08
He seemed an inch taller or maybe the same height as RObin Williams, whos an inch shirter than I thought..5'7" I guess. So 5'7" or maybe 5'8" which I've hear too. 1-2 inches shorter than Owen Wilson 5'9"
dmeyer said on 2/Jun/08
james looked 6 ft 0.5 in maybe 6 ft 0.75 but he had large footwear like 1.6 in heels and i had 1 in that puts him exactly 6 ft wish is taller than i expected i havnt talk to him thaugh
Bash said on 12/May/08
Dmeyer has a better posture and is closer to the camera.
But the height about Stiller sounds right.
Yaspaa said on 1/May/08
DMeyer looks 6" taller there taking into account Ben's bouffant.
jonny said on 23/Apr/08
5'6..dmyer pics proves it...
dmeuer by the way..how did you get to have a pic with him? I also noticed you met van der beek..he always seem like 6'footer to me and many people denies it..how tall is james? is he a nice guy?
sam said on 7/Apr/08
he's also a couple of inches taller than dustin hoffman
sam said on 7/Apr/08
in meet the parents/fockers he always seems about 5'8
Random Person said on 6/Apr/08
This guy is rather tricky but I'll go with 5'6" and a lift wearer. Sometimes he can look shorter but then again....he can appear close to the 5'8" he once was listed.
dmeyer said on 20/Mar/08
sorry james ,i was an extra in dodgeball ,but in collateral i was wearing cowboy boots and they told me i was too tall so we dont see me in the shot,it was the scene were jamie foxx was entering a night club the get the files he throw away in the freeway ,i was also an extar in the terminal also ,thatnk you for smoking,be cool ,wath just hapened ,kicking and screaming,war of the worlds ,elizabeth town ,after the sunset,taken and some other movies i cant remember ,also in tv shows like numbers ,greys,the l word ,medium ,er,and more ,and sorry james i dint come in stiller page in a while
dmeyer said on 6/Mar/08
i think he is nothing under 169 cm i met him
dmeyer said on 6/Mar/08
i wanted to show proof of me at 5 ft 11 ,but i guess ben pic will do
Alex said on 27/Jan/08
I would guess Stiller would be at least 5'7 from movies but he sure looks more 5'6 with Dmeyer.
glenn said on 18/Jan/08
im not standing straight enough.he had casuals.
dmeyer said on 18/Jan/08
if you take off the wigg is head will reach my nose or slightly above but he didnt force posture
dmeyer said on 18/Jan/08
i had reebock that give 1.25 like 3.2 cm and ben had about 0.9 in like 2.3 cm ,but he had an enourmous wig ,i had 1 cm footwear advantage but he had 2 cm weag so i thnk we are prety equal
Gago said on 17/Jan/08
DMeyer, what kind of footwear did Ben have with you? What about you, Glenn, did you notice his shoes? Why I'm asking this, because with DMeyer he looks like 5'6/168, with Glenn, he looks almost 5'8, which is kinda strange to me. Thanks guys for respond.
Alex said on 17/Jan/08
Dmeyer your height loss is pretty much like mine, just I am an inch ahead of you with it.
haha said on 3/Jan/08
X, it is a well known fact that you are taller in the morning and shorter at night.Also, when you are in bed gravity doesn't affect you as it would if you were standing up.
dmeyer said on 26/Dec/07
every time i go at the grove and walk around i dont feel tall at all ,i think the average of young guys are 5'11 to 6 ft
dmeyer said on 26/Dec/07
this is for alex ,i am 5'11.25 up to early afternoon sometimes mid afternoon ,yesturday i was 5'11.35 at 7 pm but i was at the theater for 3 hours ,when i sit alot i gain 0.25 in during the say
Socom said on 25/Dec/07
I say 5'6 for Stiller, and jimbo if you dont like it leave, but dont criticize everyone on here and this site when you haven't even been here that long. And if you dont take height seriously then why did you just describe how tall you and your family is and degrade Ben for being a lot shorter than you.
glenn said on 25/Dec/07
who said it was about taking height seriously? the sites focus isnt on that.
jimbo said on 23/Dec/07
wow you people really take height seriously I didnt know it was that important to people. Im 5 11.25 i really dont feel to tall cuz all my family is like in the 6'2" -6 5 range but ben would make me feel pretty tall
glenn said on 4/Dec/07
he was mega cool then.2001.2004 he was i dick.heard he lightened up again.he was calling out to someone to wait up in my pic.
JI said on 3/Dec/07
haha, yo Glenn was stiller being a douche in the pic with you, or is that bad timing of the pic being shot?
leonari said on 20/Nov/07
X: You are mocking medical facts which disqualifies you of being taken seriously. Your post is a joke (except for Stillers height which is accurate)Plus: you can't measure yourself if you are 6
sf said on 20/Nov/07
X - you'r wrong about morning and night height. You ARE taller in the morning because you're spine decompresses at night and fills with fluid. This makes you taller when you first get up. That being said, I agree Stiller's 5'6".
X said on 20/Nov/07
Ahh, he's 5'6 at the most now..have you seen his new flick "The HeartBreak Kid"..c'mon now....and as far as that "Day and Night height ****"..that's fantasy, I'm the same frickin 6'2 and a half that I am at night, in the frickin morning....wishfull thinking you guys have...maybe that extra half inch on standing on your tippy topes is helping your height in the morning?..tip-top.
sam said on 27/Oct/07
he actually does look just shy of glenn's height, don't know why he's listed only at 5'6.76. maybe give him 5'7.5, cut him a break
sam said on 20/Oct/07
weird, thought he usually looked 5'8
radio_man said on 20/Oct/07
he's 5'6..no more than that
I agree with you
Alex said on 14/Oct/07
Dmeyer, you're what height for most of the day? 5'11 1/2?
dmeyer said on 10/Oct/07
considering i had 1cm more footwear but he had 1.5 to 2cm wigg i think there is no adavantage but i can look 6'0.5 in many pics like i look only 0.5 to 0.75 in under ll cool j and garett hedlund i worked 4 days with stiller is close enaugh 5'7 i dont think he is 5'6 flat i think rob has him right but i agree he dosnt look over 5'6.5 in the pic
Alex said on 9/Oct/07
Glenn, Stiller can look 5'8 at least sometimes on TV but really the guy is 5'6.
glenn said on 8/Oct/07
i say 5-6.
sf said on 8/Oct/07
It's taking some time, but we are slowly whittling away at Stiller's height - I'd say we are getting pretty close...
Kristina said on 7/Oct/07
5'7"...are you sure? its not that he cant be that tall but look how much taller everyone is compared to him...everyone cant be 6'5". Ben Stiller has got to be around 5'4" at best.
mark said on 29/Sep/07
He can't be any taller than 5'4" and the only good movie he has done is Zoolander, which isn't very good. I have never spent a dime on this guy's films. His father and mother are both very talented.
leonari said on 11/Sep/07
Rob: How come you don't have his father listed? JERRY STILLER. A Legend. He deserves a listing on this great site!
facts said on 2/Sep/07
I know for a fact you are taller in the morning than in the evening. That usually can explain height variations, on celebrity heights or any person for that matter. When I was in the military, I was measured barefoot twice a year for the Physical conditionating tests usually mid day at 5'7.5. I have been measured 5'8 before , usually early in the morning. Just out of curiousity I recently started measuring myself at night and minutes after waking up. I am about 5'7.80 in the morning and then I can drop to as low as 5'7.25 depending on how bad my posture is. There are plates in your spine that replenish at night.
dave said on 22/Aug/07
Glenn has .5/1 inch on him with a lean. Stiller cant be anything more than the listed 5'6.75, but nothing under 5'6 either.
glenn said on 20/Jul/07
seemed 5-6 to me too.weird angle going on in my pic.
Alex said on 19/Jul/07
Ben Stiller can come across taller like 5'8 in some of his movies but with Dmeyer this guy looks no more than 5'6.
corey said on 18/Jul/07
sorry, forgot to mention that Jack Black is said to be 5'6. so that inch that is between them is why i say that Ben Stiller is 5'7.
corey said on 18/Jul/07
i think ben is 5'7. in a scene on the movie Envy, Ben and Jsck Black are walking beside each other and you can see an inch between them.
antron said on 15/Jul/07
The pic with DMeyer is actually not so helpful because it is easier to compare things that are more similar in size than dissimilar. It is easy to be off a couple cm when judging Stiller next to a man nearly 6ft. I think a picture of Stiller with Tom Cruise, Sly and Mel Gibson would be quite interesting no?
Alex said on 9/Jul/07
I was watching There is something about Mary last night and Cameron Diaz who is 5'9 barefoot and was 2 inches taller than Ben Stiller who was in shoes making this guy 5'6ish. But I tell you he can look taller in his movies though.
PC said on 29/Jun/07
Actually jennifer aniston is 5'5" max (that is the highest she has claimed). Was she in heels next to Stiller? That would make sense, as I strongly reckon stiller is a weak 5'6 at best. The perspective on the right pic doesnt do the difference between Glenn and Stiller justice.
david said on 29/Jun/07
In along cam poly with jennifer ainston he was shorter than her, and jennifer is 5"6 168cm. So this guy is clearly 5"5- 5"5 1/2 no way tallert than 5"6 or borderline 5"6.
Arjun said on 12/Jun/07
He could have some help in his shoes with Glenn.
Alex said on 10/Jun/07
In the past I thought Stiller was taller than he really was, but with Dmeyer there is a good 5 inch difference putting him at 5'6-5'6.5, but with Glenn he looks more 5'7 though.
Arjun said on 10/Jun/07
Exactly Aaron, Stiller is at least 5 inches shorter than Dmeyer in that pic, even the top of his wig does'nt reach Dmeyer's ears. However, his posture is'nt as good as Dmeyer's, plus Dmeyer has a little bigger footwear.
5'6" is quite possible for him IMO, but more than that is hard to argue based on this pic.
Aaron said on 2/Jun/07
Based on the pic with dmeyer, I'm leaning towards what matt said on may 31. I think we can trust dmeyer, since he is not a celeb and is more likely to be honest with his height than the 5'7 that stiller claimed in the quote above. Looks to me like dmeyer has an easy 5 inches on stiller, with six inches being very possible, so that puts Stiller in the 5'5"/5'6" range. However, he looks close in height to glenn who we know is in the 5'7.5"/5'8" range. Perhaps he was getting some help with his footwear in the pic with glenn. Glenn, do you remember what kind of shoes he had on when he took that pic with you?
Matt said on 31/May/07
He looked tiny in the episode of Friends he guested in. Absolutely dominated by Schwimmer, Perry and Kudrow, and looked absolutely no taller than Aniston. Check out his final scene where he confronts them all in the hallway. Bit of a shocker, as I thought he was a solid 5'7"; after seeing that episode, I'd have him nearer 5'5".
dmeyer said on 30/May/07
i did have 1 cm more shoes and better posture but i have no hair under the cap and the cap is flat
MD said on 30/May/07
He needs to be brought down to a realistic height. Near 5'7" he's not.
Anonymous said on 30/May/07
I agree with you Drew. Dmeyer is 5'11 and he looks about 6 inches taller than Stiller there.
the shredder said on 30/May/07
I think Rob should give Stiller 5'6.5 ! ... He is at most his 5'7 claim , but looks around 5'6 a lot because of poor posture . So 5'6.5 seems to be the mark !
said on 29/May/07
With Dmeyer he looks 5'5". I mean, the top of his head seems to reach dmeyer's nose. Is he barefoot there? How tall did he look Dmeyer?
[Editor Rob: to be fair with glenn, glenn does have a little lean, with meyer he does look no more 169cm giving him lesser trainers+poorer posture, which he has a fair bit. He might have had 1/2 inch lift in night at the museum, they put raver in bunny shoes for one scene.]
Leung said on 20/May/07
I watched Night at the Museum DVD on the weekend and I was amused at how Stiller’s height fluctuates throughout the movie. Early in the movie he appears slightly taller than Robin Williams but later in the film he is the same and other times he is shorter. Also, Stiller looks similar height to Ricky Gervias early in the film but later on he is noticeably shorter than Gervias.
Sometimes he is 5’6” and sometimes he is 5’7”
Brad said on 13/May/07
I've met Jack Black, he's dead on 5' 6". That photo of Stiller with Black makes him 5' 6" also. What kind of height enhancing shoe is he with Glenn?
Viper said on 12/May/07
There is no way in hell Stiller is 5-7.
marines said on 12/May/07
On that photo on right Ben looks exact the same hight as Glenn.
the shredder said on 12/May/07
Rob , do you think Benjamin could be just 5'6 that Glennjamin saw ?
16and5'7.25'' said on 11/May/07
glenn in your photo it looks like he's trying to push you! but yeah, i think ben's 5'6-5'7''
Brad said on 11/May/07
He's really short. He must love being next to Dustin.
janice said on 5/May/07
ben stiller hes really short & always wear big lifted shoe.. 5ft5(166cm)sounds better..
said on 2/May/07
Rob I can't figure out why you're not listing 170cm as 5'7"...
[Editor Rob: height is stored in feet/inches. The cm value is derived from that, hence 5ft 6.75 = 169.545. I round to nearest cm up or down]
the shredder said on 23/Apr/07
I don't understand why Rob has Myers and Lawrence at 5'7 and Stiller 5'6.75 ? ... Stiller was taller then Myers at the Mtv awards in 1997 and Myers and Lawrence were both same height at the 2003 awards ! ... Myers and Lawrence both being 5'7 , would put Stiller at no smaller then 171cm or 5'7.5 ! ... He looks 5'7 max with Glenn and DMeyer , so Myers and Lawrence should be listed at most Stillers listing ! ... They are all under 5 foot 7 !
TheJerk said on 12/Apr/07
Rob, are you and Stiller good pals? I think Stiller must like you very much to have overestimated him 3/4 of an inch. Please list me at 5-11 and 3/4.
sam said on 9/Apr/07
Stewart actually says he's 5'7", but "can play 5'6"". If Robbins was to stand up in that second photo, you probably wouldn't be able to his head!
said on 8/Apr/07
Since the picture was removed when the site changed the links over.
With 5'6" Jack Black:
And, an old photo from 1999 with Jon Stewart, who's said, himself, that he's 5'6"
sam said on 8/Apr/07
he's taller than dustin hoffman in meet the fockers.....
dmeyer said on 5/Apr/07
my girlfriend is 5'7.25 and the differance is less than between me and stiller plus stiller as a big weeg on witout it he would be under my nose but maybe his posure wasnt the best but he is clearly in the 5'6.5 to 5'6.75 range
MD said on 5/Apr/07
Rob, you how are you seeing anything over 5'6" for Stiller? Really.
5'11 guy said on 3/Apr/07
I'm 5'11.5. The difference in height between Dmeyer and Stiller is about the same as between me and my mother, who is 5'6.
PJ said on 28/Mar/07
I've bumped into Ben And Jon Stewart ... Jon's slightly taller. 5'6 for Ben, 5'6.5 for Jon.
anonymous said on 25/Feb/07
Is DMeyer wearing taller shoes than the ones of Stiller? Because that's not a difference of only 11 cms there. Yet he doesn't look much shorter than Glenn in that other picture. Or is DMeyer over a step or something there?
MD said on 13/Jan/07
Again, I think the photos I posted of him and 5'6" Jack Black are probably some of the best proof knowing that Black is almost certainly not a lift wearer, and especially in that photo.
sf said on 13/Jan/07
We're slowly whittling away at Stiller's height!!! Remember - Stillers' got a big wig on with Dmeyer too...probably adds a little to his height.
aussie bloke said on 13/Jan/07
He's gotta be shorter than 5ft7 straight outta bed, DMeyer TOWERS over him, looks around 6 inches taller, yet DMeyer is 5ft11, so Ben would have to be 5ft6 at the very most
Glenn said on 12/Jan/07
While I dont think he is 5-4,5-5.I dont think he is 5-7,5-8.5-6 suits me fine.
Evan said on 11/Jan/07
I'm 5'5" and I swear that when I talked to Stiller (at UCLA, it was a very depressing talk with him because it was before There's Something About Mary and almost no one was there) I was taller than him.
MD said on 8/Jan/07
5'6" Jon Stewart was, at most, .25 inches taller than Ben, but that still means there is no way Ben can be ANYTHING over 5'6". 5'6.75" is probably a full inch off, especially seeing him with Jack Black and Jon Stewart.
Anonymous said on 8/Jan/07
Tom Cruise looked to be at least an inch taller when they were standing side by side in that MTV awards "Tom Crooze" spoof.
Polska said on 4/Jan/07
Just saw him on the Daily Show. He and Jon Stewart stood next to each other awkwardly for a couple of secs. Jon was atleast half an inch taller. Maybe a full inch taller.
MD said on 25/Dec/06
It would be different if he were slightly taller than Stewart, but the guy was exactly as tall as Jon if not a tiny, tiny bit shorter. I guess you'd have to see it.
leonari said on 24/Dec/06
Thanks sf. So Rob? Glenn also rather sees 5'6"...Well whatever.
[Editor Rob: I can see the possiblity, and knowing for instance how Kim Raver looked in person to me and seeing her standing with stiller at recent night at musuem premieres, a little can be chipped away]
sf said on 22/Dec/06
leonari - I'm with you, and always have been. I just can't give Stiller 5'7"...
MD said on 22/Dec/06
He's definitely 5'6", though. I mean Jack Black and then seeing him with Jon Stewart. We can pretty well assume Jack Black wasn't wearing lifts in the photos I posted. 5'6" makes sense, too, taking into account the "two inch" rule.
Glenn said on 22/Dec/06
Im confused cause of the 5-7 claims,and he does look 5-7 in my photo.saw him twice.I couldve sworn 5-6ish.
leonari said on 22/Dec/06
Glenn: Why are you saying" guess I'm wrong" when stating that he looked 5'6ish to you ? I truly think you are spot on when it comes to Stiller !!! Since day one (when I started posting on this site) I tried to convince Rob that Stiller is 5'6"- And seeing him next to Jack Black, Jon Stewart: I'm even more convinced than ever that this guy is indeed 5'6" not a tad above nor below. Don't you agree GLENN?
Glenn said on 22/Dec/06
Thats weird about Stewart cause John is 5-6!
heightfan said on 22/Dec/06
I saw the Daily Show appearance also and Stewart def appeared taller. Jon doesn't seem to be the type og guy to wear lifts, in fact if I was to wager I would think Stiller would hve more of a reason to look taller. (being a movie star)
Glenn said on 22/Dec/06
I thought he looked 5-6ish.guess Im wrong.
sam said on 21/Dec/06
Yeah, the Daily Show with Stewart was surprising, because Stewart seemed slightly taller. This got me thinking about De Niro, because he doesn't seem to be much more than an inch taller than Stiller...what was your estimate of Stiller's height, Glenn?
MD said on 20/Dec/06
Oh, he was just on the Daily Show with 5'6" Jon Stewart and looked just as tall if not even slightly shorter than Jon. I'm convinced he's no more than 5'6".
Alex said on 20/Dec/06
I actually thought he was 5'8 or a bit more maybe but seeing him with Glenn he only appears 5'7.
sunbeame said on 17/Dec/06
Describes himself as 5'7 in this months 'cosmopolitan' magazine.
dmeyer said on 13/Nov/06
stiller is over 5'6 but under 5'8 he could be 5'7.25 with good posture
sf said on 14/Oct/06
Yea, Rob is still ignoring the evidence on this one. No way is Stiller taller than 5'6". DMeyer's pic provest that pretty well, as well as a lot of the evidence on this board.
PADRAIG - While Rob's away, you have to change this!
Del Mar said on 24/Sep/06
My 5-8 friend looks the same height next to me and I'm barely above 182 with 183, so I actually do think Stiller looks 5-8! Might sound crazy but that's how it seems to me....
kene said on 16/Sep/06
hes 5ft5(166cm) in real.. pic above his wearing lift-up standing beside glenn.. comfirm and sure he can't be tom cruise height.. tom apear in mtv video music award in 1999 stand close to ben was 2inches(5~6cm)over ben..
leonari said on 16/Aug/06
He is 5'6" ...It's obvious.
sf said on 15/Aug/06
Have we still got Stiller at 5'7"??!! Rob - what the he@#!!!
6'5 project dude said on 9/Aug/06
Rob, that picture with glen and ben is why i say glen is .........
[Editor Rob: some pictures will mask height. Did you say you had 'seen glenn' in person?]
trueheight said on 22/Jul/06
theres a video on youtube i posted in the Johnny Depp thread. Stiller maintains good posture throughout but Depp is his camera-shy self. In instants when Depp straightened he had a clear 4in advantage on Stiller. The descrepancy hasta be w/ Stiller being 5'6 b/c most of the PotC2 premiere pics show Depp to be pretty average in height
Anonymous said on 20/Jul/06
I'd have to say no taller than 5'6", just look at how small he is in every movie. Not even 5'7", no way
Anonymous said on 10/Jul/06
i don't really know how tall he is, but i'm 1.67 m and he was shorter than me! He really is a short guy, funny, but short
RR said on 7/Jul/06
I met him on his Reality Bites jaunt and he was shorter that I by 1 - 2 inches and I am 5'6". I would say he is 5'4" - 5'5".
sf said on 20/May/06
Yes, he's obviously sitting, thus the intended humor of my comment...
Johnny D. said on 18/May/06
Tim Robbins is actually half leaning/sitting in that picture, right? Or are Stiller and Stewart have become the "lift masters" leaving Stallone in the dust?
Azarea said on 13/May/06
Just imagine susan sarandon next to stiller!...no but he seriously looks smaller than jon stewart.
Gonzalo said on 9/May/06
I never thought Stiller was taller than Robbins. I`m shocked! Is then Ben Stiller 6`7?
sf said on 30/Apr/06
Wow! Ben Stiller's taller than Tim Robbins!
dmeyer said on 23/Apr/06
just so you guys know i have good posture in pics wish make me look taller than i am i dont think stiller is under 5'7 171 cm is verry possible
[Editor Rob: yeah, this is why Stiller can look shorter sometimes...for sure in some pics he can look struggling with 5ft 7]
D. Ray Morton said on 7/Apr/06
Nice pic, dmeyer. Thanks for sharing.
Ben looks about 5'5".
Glenn said on 7/Apr/06
How have you been SF? Im not mad at you anymore.
Joe said on 7/Apr/06
In my humble opinion, he is just under 5'7. 5'6.75 but hey i could be wrong!
sf said on 7/Apr/06
I hate to agree with Glenn, but Stiller's no taller than 5'6"!
Just kidding, Glenn.
dmeyer said on 6/Apr/06
SINCE I HAD 1 CM ADVANTAGE IN SHOES BUT HE HAD 2 CM WIG ADVANTAGE SO LETS SAY WE HAD THE SME FOOTWEAR 171 IS POSSIBLE
trueheight said on 6/Apr/06
So Dmeyer is 5'11.5 right? from the top of your head to below your ears is a good 5 inches making him 'look' 5'6.5 in this pic. any comments about footwear dmeyer?
Glenn said on 5/Apr/06
he's 5-6.but then again so is hoffman.wasnt hoffman slighly taller in some scenes? or Im a nuts?
dmeyer said on 5/Apr/06
you'r right he had a big wig on
sf said on 5/Apr/06
That's a short 5'7! yea, he's hunched a little bit but he's also got that big wig on!
dmeyer said on 5/Apr/06
from wath i remember he was in the 5'7 to 7.25 range
sf said on 5/Apr/06
Rob - that picture has Stiller looking no taller than 5'6" to me, if dmeyer is the height he says he is.
[Editor Rob: yes, trying to be fair with Stiller posture though. That could be something to give him...we know he can look this short - 5ft 6 - as in meet fockers.]
dmeyer said on 5/Apr/06
so rob wath do you think i think anyting from 169 to 171 is possible
[Editor Rob: yes, he looks actually nearer 169-70 with you, although not sure if he has as good posture though?]
dmeyer said on 3/Apr/06
hey rob i am the 182 that worked on dodgball
Glenn said on 1/Apr/06
I think he was yelling out to a friend to wait up for up for him.
ForensicNYC said on 31/Mar/06
"No..Noo...please don't take a photo until I put on my Zoolander make up!" Glenn, what was he really saying?
He looks 5'7.5" on the photo, Glenn would be 5'8"...
sf said on 19/Mar/06
Yes, I agree - Stiller was taller than Hoffman in the movie. Still, no taller than 5'6" and 1/2! Just 3/4ths of an inch to go, Rob!
leonari said on 19/Mar/06
Yes of course he was taller than Hoffman...but barely...He was wearing sneakers throughout the movie...Hoffman most of the time barefoot or sandals...and I firmly believe Hoffman is not a tad over 5.5" these days which makes Stiller a solid 5'6" -5'6.5 but not above that mark...Almost 5'8" is out of the question!
Parker said on 18/Mar/06
Its funny how people see different things. I've seen Meet the Fockers on numerous occasions and Stiller always looked taller than Hoffmann to me
[Editor Rob: he was taller, posture wise in that film he can look short of course...]
trueheight said on 16/Mar/06
what really bothers me is that he was a bit shorter than Dustin Hoffman in Meet the Fockers, and Hoffman was wearing sandals so no lifts
tgri said on 5/Mar/06
he looks 5'6 to 5'7.5 to me
dmeyer said on 24/Feb/06
hey rob wath your e mail so i can send you my pic with stiller remember that i was wearing sneakers around 1.25" heels and he was wearing around 1 inch heels so about the same heels and we where on the same flore he had a big weeg thaugh
[Editor Rob: email@example.com - send any pic there dmeyer]
dmeyer said on 22/Feb/06
hey rob i am the the celebheight reader who said he was 5'7" max but since i saw the pic i have with him again he is just under my eyes probably 11 cm diference 170 171 is possible but not 5'8" because then the differance wouldnt be that big
Parker said on 30/Jan/06
The photographs of celebs taken with Glenn confirm my thoughts, particularly on Stiller and Cruise. Stiller 5'6, 5'7 at a stretch - Cruise 5'8 tops.
trueheight said on 29/Jan/06
What is REALLY curious is in Meet the Fockers, Hoffman appeared in some shots to be as tall or even TALLER(???) than Stiller. The clincher is that Hoffman was in 1.5in(at the most) sandals and Stiller was in dress shoes...very wierd
Ball-A-Hallic said on 28/Jan/06
Even thought ben and glenn are a little tilted, Ben looks as if hes standin str8 and glenn's leanin so Ben's probally 5'7 he sure does look it.
sf said on 26/Jan/06
That's right, Glenn. I saw the same thing, or something similar, and Cruise was taller by at least an inch, standing side by side. Another reason I downgrade Stiller's height. Again, who knows about lifts, though?
Glenn said on 25/Jan/06
stiller played tom cruise on some talk show as a goof,and the real cruise got on the show and was 2 inches taller!
Anonymous said on 24/Jan/06
Ha ha, I would like to see Stiller and Tom Cruise in a movie arguing face to face, head to head because it would be funny to see two people the same height fight.
snap said on 20/Jan/06
next to 5'* glenn he has to be at least 5'8"
Danimal said on 20/Jan/06
He's at least 5'7" standing next to Glenn.
Glenn said on 18/Jan/06
he can look 5-6.
sf said on 18/Jan/06
Yea, adding the lifts in his shoes and with Glenn leaning...still don't think he's taller than 5'6" and 1/2...
CoolJ said on 18/Jan/06
Glenn has a strange lean going on.. nevertheless STiller does look 5'7.5... weird
funkmonk said on 18/Jan/06
5'7" - 5'8" looks about right with Glen.
6 foot 1, 16, still growing said on 17/Jan/06
actually, after I'm seeng, some pictures, I'm starting to believe that stiller may have dwarf like features. 5 foot 3 could very well be a possibility for this man.
just look at that lady in the background, she seems to tower over him. this guy is so small
Cycklops said on 15/Jan/06
In that pic with Garofalo, he looks about 5'5" flat. I'm shocked that he would be listed over 5'6"...
gyllenhaalic823 said on 12/Dec/05
He looks quite short in Dodgeball, although I think that he was SUPPOSED to be short because it makes his part funnier; I am curious if they made the other people taller so that he looked shorter or if he is acutally that short; he does look around the 5'7" range.
Jocke said on 12/Dec/05
Seriously Sticks, why do you put down so goddamn much time concerning Stillers height? Get a life for christ sake, or a more healthy hobby. Post some pics and some few lines to state your opinion, not 20 comments. It makes you seem pretty pathetic. Now to the subject, i dont believe Stiller to be 170cm either. He must be little shorter then that.
kenneth said on 24/Nov/05
if u watch dodge ball,u were about to realise ben is a shoulder height shorter than vince.. for my estimate ben is 1.65 n vinceis about 1.94..1.95 tall..
Gabriel1 said on 20/Nov/05
On what used to be MTV's The John Stewart Show, (I think it was that one...) Ben Stiller was asked his height and he said 5'7".
dmeyer said on 19/Nov/05
hey i am the extra who is 182 cm 171 is possible
TNTinCA said on 9/Oct/05
The closing portion of Dodgeball has Ben Stiller standing on that podium right next to William Shatner. Shatner is at least a 1/2 taller and thats taking into account Ben's funky hair for that movie. Celebheights has Shatner at 5'7 1/2" tall. I think Stiller is scraping the 5'7" height level if not just under it a tad.
CoolJ said on 29/Aug/05
Sticks.. where did you dig up that 2.36in figure for pupillary distance?
Mine is 2.48in
Most places use 63-65mm (2.48in-2.56in) as an average for a North American adult male.
sf said on 29/Aug/05
Parker - I'm with you. Everything I've ever seen has me put Stiller in the 5'6" to 5'7" range. Even many of Stick's pictures. Sticks - why are you making it your life's work to try to convince everyone that Ben Stiller is as short as you want him to be? Since I believe Rock is probably 5'9" to 5'10", your picture proves to me that Sandler is in the 5'6" to 5'7" range. People's definition of diminutive can vary. Some may use the word to refer to short, others to refer to slight of build. Others who might just have expected Rock to be taller, might have referred to him as diminutive because he jut wasn't as tall as they thought he would be. One person's definition of diminutive doesn't make it another's. I have people tell me I'm short and others who tell me I'm not. Same word, "short", but two different standards. You made a point below about thinking someone is shorter than you and then realizing they are taller. You say that can't happen (the example about the boots). Of course, it can happen. I had a friend in college who was 5'9" who thought I was taller than him. I'm 5'6"! Yet, the guy actually thought I was taller than he was. People's perception of heights suck! My friend at work thought she was 5'8" and thought she was taller than me. No, we stood back to back and were the same height. Because somebody says something, doens't make it so. The guy who thinks he's 5'6" and towers over Stiller might actually be 5'8" since so many people really don't seem to know their true height. or, he could just be saying it to bolser his own ego. Wow, what a surprise- would someone actually distort the truth to make themselves feel better????
Another example - a girl I dated swore she was 5'8" but we were the exact same height, back to back. She just wouldn't accept she was only 5'6". I am measured at the doctor at 5'6" and 1/4 - I know my height. Because Stiller jokes about being 5'3", doesn't mean he is. I've said this before - everything is not black and white. I've jokingly said I'm 6'3" but I'm not. I've also jokingly said I'm 5 feet, but I'm not. don't take everything so literally and realize that people have different ways of thinking, and perceiving, etc.
CoolJ said on 28/Aug/05
That right there puts Stiller under 5'7
Sticks said on 28/Aug/05
Parker, you don't know how tall Schwimmer is, do you? As I already showed you, Jada Pinkett Smith even at 4'11" plus big shoes wouldn't make Stiller 5'7". Why do you think the guy who saw Rock and congratulated him on his performance at the Oscar's said he was one short dude if he's 5'11"? Why did the movie ushers who spoke with him call him "diminutive" if he was one inch shy of 6' tall? You stubbornly refuse to acknowledge what you don't know and want Stiller and Cruise to be 5'6" or 5'7", or whatever it is. Just believe that. It's fine to believe that. Why argue about it if you don't care about evidence and if it means so much to you that they're that height? I know you can't measure Stiller or Rock or their heads and do any kind of math because you don't know how to use ratios, as you've already explained. It turns out Stiller's not even close to 5'6". Not close.
Parker said on 28/Aug/05
Well I certainly don't believe the 5'8 IMDB has Belen Rueda listed at!
Not sure of Chris Rock's height, so I've just looked on Getty against 2 heights I believe are genuine - David Schwimmer (6'1) and Jada Smith (4'11) -From this I'd put Chris Rock between 5'10 and 5'11 - So guess I'd put Stiller at about 5'7/5'7.5 in his shoes. Stiller about 5'6 barefoot
said on 28/Aug/05
Here's a challenge for Rob and all of the people who think that Stiller's 5'7" (assuming anyone actually believes it). The average man's head is 8.7" from the top of the head to the bottom of the chin. Determine Stiller's height in shoes based on this picture of Ben Stiller and "diminutive" Chris Rock "Just be who you are. That's what's really cool."
Chris Rock's head is the same length. The population average distance between pupils is 2.36". There are several pictures in the series at getty images, so if you want to average over a few pictures, go ahead. Find other references for head length or interpupillary distance. It won't matter. Ben Stiller's not 5'7". He's much, much shorter.
Sticks said on 27/Aug/05
exactly, the average of the sightings you mentioned would be 5'9.5". The idea is that random errors are reduced with more estimates. In your case it would have over-estimated your height by .5". Not bad.
blueholdem, they aren't saying all kinds of things about how tall Ben Stiller is. They seem pretty sure that he's short. The Iverson thread (before it shrank) and the Nash thread showed just how tight the groupings can be. I haven't seen evidence of a really bad bunch of sightings.
Sticks said on 24/Aug/05
LOL, you shouldn't get so riled by it. If it sickens you should stop reading. I like Ben Stiller. He never disappoints me. He's really short. Jokes in his movies about him being short are rarely funny. The evidence supports my views. And your weak stomach isn't convincing me he's taller.
LOL said on 23/Aug/05
5ft 2'? WTF! where did that come from...? Jennifer Aniston 5ft? c'mon that is the biggest load of nonsense I've heard in ages. I really do wonder about some people's comments. I'm guessing this is a way of making yourselves feel better by belittling celebs. I love the testimonials of people being 5ft 6' and 'towering' over celebs, please... Is towering to you people like '1cm'? or has your vision deceived you? or are you just trying to make yourselves feel better? Either way, it doesn't work, shut up! I don't see how ANYONE can take your comments seriously.
It's like wih Cruise, 5ft 3'? honestly... how big are his lifts gonna be for that height? Sheesh it sickens me, really it does.
McFan said on 22/Aug/05
I came across two photos showing Stiller's height might be underrated. The first one is with Jennifer Aniston but you can't see their feet but I'm pretty sure she was wearing sneakers in the scene. http://www.unreel.co.uk/reviews/a/Along_Came_Polly/polly_21.jpg
This second photo shows Stiller next to a 5'8 Debra Messing? This photo isn't a good one but I can't see him being less than 5'8 if Debra Messing is 5'8. http://a744.g.akamai.net/6/744/582/000/images.hollywood.com/images/large/l_1737717.jpg
Also, Owen Wilson is 5'10.5 according to this site. http://a.oscar.abc.com/images/galleries/redcarpet/StillerBWilsonO_76th_01.jpg
Sticks said on 19/Aug/05
RR says on 27/Jun/05
Well, I am 5'6 and he was considerably shorter than me when I met him and he was wearing boots. Super nice guy, height just doesn't make much difference.
So either this guy's a big, fat liar or Stiller's under 5'3". He even liked Stiller, so if he's lying, why height assassination without character assassination? Why are these people lying? Another 5'6" guy (I checked the site, not likely to be the same person) says the same thing: "I tower above Ben Stiller and I'm 5'6"" insound.com/chat/archive/rondelles.cfm.
Think of times when you've seen someone in boots that appeared to be "considerably shorter" than you even though you were only in shoes, but somehow it turned out that the guy was actually an inch taller than you. It doesn't happen. So either we have to accept that these people are lying or totally out to lunch or conclude Ben Stiller is nowhere near 5'7". Stiller wouldn't argue the point since he's said he's 5'2" and he's said he's 5'3".
If Jennifer Aniston is shorter than Ben Stiller by 3" she is under 5' tall. I don't care what she's listed at. Stiller's listed at 5'8" and 5'9" in some places. The Stiller's-under-5'3" case could hardly be better.
Parker said on 16/Aug/05
Sticks - If you offered me a million bucks to guess Stillers height within an inch, I'd believe none of what I hear and half of what I see. In other words I wouldn't believe any sightings, and look at the following photographs:
With 5'5 Hoffmann
With 5'7 inch Capriati ( full length) Rob posted a link below
I'd consider lifts and shoes. I'd consider the fact that I'm around 5'3 myself and know I'd have to stand on a box to get half a head on my 4'11 inch daughter in 3 " heels, and I'd plump for 5'6 for Stiller +/- 1 inch.
Anyway, after seeing you now think Tom Cruise is also around 5'3, I think your having a laugh. ..but your entitled to your opinion if your not and I wish you well...I'm pretty certain your not going to get the Celeb heights editor to agree with you.
All the best
Mr. R said on 15/Aug/05
This picture of Ben with his dad partially confirms my sighting. I say Jerry Stiller is about 5-3 when I met him at Carroll O'Connor's funeral. This pic puts Ben between 5-6 and 5-7. However, I cannot deny the presence of lifts.
Parker said on 15/Aug/05
Sticks - I'm not scientific enough to understand all these ratio's, or how you can determine Stiller's wearing lifts. To me, he is over half a head taller than JPS - 5'7 in shoes, which fits with Rob's pic with Jerry - I'll hold me hands up and say Stiller is not 5'7, but everything I've seen, film, photographs etc suggests he is not less than 5'5.5 barefoot. Personally, and its aall about opinions, I'd put him at 5'6.5
Parker said on 15/Aug/05
See the link Rob posted with Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett Smith 14/Jun/05. If we take Jada Pinkett Smith as the reference height - she sometimes gets listed as 5', but has admitted to 4'11. She rarely weare heels less than 3 inches, so stood next to Stiller she is standing 5'2. That would make Stller about 5'7 in shoes and Chris Rock about 5'11 in his trainers.
Parker said on 14/Aug/05
If Hoffman is struggling with 5'2, then Michael J Fox is less than 5ft.
Mr. R said on 12/Aug/05
that pic with Hoffman and Wahlberg is interesting. Hoffman has definitely lost height, but not THAT much. I think that Markie Mark defintely has some lift/boot action going on in that pic!
Mr. R said on 12/Aug/05
Thanks Sticks! I am ALWAYS sincere when I give my eyewitness accounts - certainly accuracy is another story! When I saw Ben, he was dating Calista Flockhart, who was with him that night in New York at the Tony Awards. They walked past me on the street, and he seemed about 2 inches taller than her. She runs about 5-5 to 5-6, so this is why I said that 5-7 is not out of the question. Also, I have met his father Jerry and he is about 5-3, and Ben is always pictured as being taller than his dad. So 5-6 to 5-7 seems about right. Of course, I cannot deny the presence of the almighty lift!
Parker said on 12/Aug/05
In the photograph with Hoffmann, he does not look an inch taller. However I think it is really hard to nail people's heights down to a half inch. Posture can make a huge difference. A friend of mine, when measured 'officially' is approx 2 inches taller than me, but if you ask anyone to guess they put us at the same height give or take half an inch. The reason for this he is very round shouldered, and I think Stiller has similar posture - If he sretched back into 'seargent major' pose (like most of us short guys do when being measured for medicals) I do think Stiller could hit 5'7. With his posture, he's more 5'6.
Hope that's not confusing!
Sticks said on 12/Aug/05
Mr. R, I've got complete faith in your sincerity. I think your sighting is consistent with the 5'7"-MAX sighting listed at the top of the page.
CoolJ, I agree he doesn't look anything like 5'7" in the pictures you mentioned. A question worth considering is, 'if he's really 5'5" and concerned about his height enough to be listed at a higher height, why make a joke about being 2 inches shorter than he really is?' His 6'4" claim was ridiculous and funny. That's a joke. Saying 5'3" with a pained expression sure sounds like he was confessing something a little painful to him.
So is he getting lifted to something close to 5'7" or is he that tall barefoot? The "incredibly short" sighting and the sighting of the 5'6" person who "towered over" Stiller (combined with the Garafolo picture, his references to his height, etc.) aren't consistent with a nearly-5'7" Stiller. 5'7" Stiller evidence is consistent with a 5'2.5" Stiller (lifts), but 5'2.5-ish Stiller evidence isn't consistent with a 5'7" Stiller. The two chunks of evidence are exactly what you'd expect with an actor who wears lifts. If lift-wearing is as wide-spread as William Goldman says, it makes sense that Stiller wears lifts. So shouldn't a 5'7"-ish Stiller also appear to be 5'10"+ regularly? I've never seen any evidence of that.
Mr. R said on 12/Aug/05
I have seen Ben Stiller from a distance, when he was dating the Ally McBeal lady. 5-7 is not too far off the mark. I saw his father at a funeral, and he is about 5-3, so if we can find any pics with he and his father, we may be able to get an accurate figure!
CoolJ said on 11/Aug/05
Stiller looks short next to the 5'5 (I think he's lost a half-inch or so, see my latest pic with Wahlberg http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=51285273&cdi=0 ) Dustin Hoffman.