How tall is Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton's Height

5ft 10 (177.8 cm)

American actor best known for roles in films such as Armageddon, Sling Blade, Bandits, Pushing Tin, The Alamo, A Simple Plan, The Informers, The Judge, Monster's Ball and TV series Fargo. In an interview on his official site in 2002 he said "I'm 6 feet, 140 [pounds]", but he might calling his height in cowboy boots.


Billy with John Hurt
Photos by PR Photos

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Average Guess (30 Votes)
5ft 9.64in (176.9cm)
billionaireslayer said on 20/Mar/19
Weak 5'9 maybe strong 5'8. was shorter than Kurt Russel in Tombstone. Another one who always wears heeled shoes to appear taller.
Luca De pasquale said on 28/Jan/19
Dwarfed by young actor Max Vin Ville in Bad Santa (2002) who claims 6’2” now at 32. He was only 14 or 15 while filming, and stood at least 4 inches above Billy Bob. I would put him at 5’9.5”-5’10”
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 28/Jan/19
His boots are shaped like elevators in this pic.
Michael 5'10", 178 cm said on 17/Dec/18
He didn't even look the full 5'10" next to Hugh Grant in Love Actually. It's funny how he claims 6'0" and Google also has him down as 6 feet, but there is absolutely no way that Billy is that height because he is obviously at least an inch shorter than 5'11" Hugh Grant in a scene with them together. I don't even think he's the full 5'10", more like 5'9.5"-5'9.75". Billy always looked like an average height guy to me. In Sling Blade, he looked a lot more than an inch shorter than 6'1" Dwight Yoakam. He is one of the most hilariously overlisted celebs on Google. Another example of a sub-6 footer who isn't even close to that height getting listed or trying to convince people that they're that height. There is no way his 6'0" claim is true because he is at least 2 inches off of it. He's 5'9.5" imo, he might need a downgrade.
Kyle 5'11 said on 25/Nov/18
Appears the same height as Hugh Grant in Love Actually. Ill say 5'10.5
Normal tall guy said on 22/Jun/18
He looks around 5'8 tops, his feet are tiny in this pic you have, looks weird
Psychedelic Earth 187 said on 26/Jan/18
Lmfao a 5’9.5” guy claiming 6’?! Lol maybe wearing shoes on his tippy toes in the mornings.

176cm
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 12/Jan/18
@Isaac Hamilton

He isn't even 5'11".
Isaac Hamilton said on 11/Jan/18
Claiming your 6ft when your barely 5"11 is just hilarious.
UppyurarseXanax said on 14/Dec/17
He's a good actor
Jay said on 18/Nov/17
He's shorter than Bruce Willis
MrsDuchovny said on 30/Oct/17
Looking at photos him with Angelina Jolie, who is 5'7", he is about 5'9"
MaskDeMasque said on 18/Oct/17
Def 5'10 peak but I thought he looked a little under this in Bad Santa 2. Maybe 5'9.5-5'9.75 range nowadays.
S.J.H said on 19/Jun/17
5'9 with heels like this with John Hurt he is 6'0 , input one inch out look two inches.
zoran said on 20/Apr/17
Heel and inserts in those boots yet another pretender.he's nothing over 5ft8.
berta said on 30/Mar/17
was he listed 179 before? Does that mean that you( Rob ) think that he is this height ore little taller? I cant see him taller than this but also 177 is to low i think well maybe now he is. The listing seems good but he could at peak been 1/4 taller maybe
Editor Rob: for a while I think he was, but he's stuck on 5ft 10 now for years, I would still say it is a safe shout.
Sandy Cowell said on 25/Mar/17
I don't know why, but I thought Billy was nearer 6ft!
Maybe I was heavily influenced by seeing him star with 5ft1.5 Patricia Arquette in a film called 'Badge'!
He can have 5ft10 and a quarter from me.
Rent said on 24/Mar/17
Remember him in Blood in Blood out, he was 37 years and at least 170 pounds, if not 180! This guy isn't naturally so skinny as he is today.
AlexItaly said on 2/Feb/17
To me he looks closer to 5'11
Nick said on 8/Dec/16
5'9.75 (177 cm) would be a good fit for Billy.
He has probably lost a few mm by now.
Theo said on 4/Dec/16
He has Frankenstein boots on in Bad Santa 2 (even when he's not in his Santa costume) and has similar shoes in Fargo. He's had a very obvious hair transplant and very probably Botox so height vanity wouldn't be a stretch. Also he's so thin because he has many food allergies (real or imagined - he also has a phobia to furniture).
Lynx said on 27/Oct/16
I always thought he was taller than Hugh on Love actually.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Oct/16
Looks near 6ft w/h John Hurt...but we know why that is!
S.J.H said on 3/Oct/16
5'9.25 nowadays and 5'9.75 peak. He was never been in the tall range for actors
Kourosh said on 7/Apr/16
rob is he wearing elevator shoes in the pic? look at the hill is very suspicious.
Editor Rob: wouldn't surprise me if Billy bought himself a pair of Dons Chelsea Picklers

The ones Billy has have a decent heel and you know they have potential actually to contain 1-2cm of lift.
Mat said on 20/Mar/16
Rob, do you think that me at 5'10.25 in the evening would edge a young Billy bob out?
Editor Rob: might be hard to tell apart!
Jon said on 31/Dec/15
Saw him on Ellen with Anthony Mackie (who claims 5'10) and Mackie looked noticeably taller (he had only sneakers while Thornton had thick cowboy boots). No way billy bob is 5'10. 5'8 max
cole said on 28/Dec/15
Actually he did look pretty much 5'10 next to Jim Parsons on TBBT recently, with normal footwear.
Dan said on 8/Dec/15
Hey Rob, is he just a flat 5'10 or 5'10 range? He seems like a guy who could awake right at 5'10.5, and remain a strong 5'10.
Editor Rob: I don't think he was under 5ft 10ish 20 years ago. He might have dropped a few mm by now.
Charweb said on 5/Dec/15
I've seen him in person and he is a short skinny guy with no butt. The movies make him look taller and bigger. I would guess 5'8"
GP said on 4/Dec/15
Rob doesn't he look 3 inches taller than John Hurt in the above photo? You have a photo with Hurt that shows that Hurt is 171 and Thornton has like 2 inch shoe advantage over Hurt's and also he is a known lift wearer. He should be listed around 5'9".
Editor Rob: I wouldn't say his heel was an inch more, it's a style that looks 1.5-6 range.
Thomas said on 3/Dec/15
He looks 5 ft 9 on The Big Bang Theory.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Oct/15
He looks 6ft w/h John Hurt.
Magic said on 21/Oct/15
those are at least 3 inch lifts in the picture above. like obvious lifts. Also he's anorexic. He used to be fat. He's not naturally skinny. He just doesn't eat and smokes all the time. Looks super unhealthy.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Sep/15
Danimal said on 7/Apr/15
Arch Stanton says on 28/Jan/15
Also mention TV series Fargo and Hearts Afire.

Why are you giving Rob orders, but more importantly why is it so important for you that Rob adds all the titles of movies that you tell him to? He does not work for you. Don't know why you feel like you can order him around like that. Tbh, it seems a bit obsessive/OCD anyway of you anyway.
[Editor Rob: arch is trying to help, it's an ongoing process updating pages, especially older ones that don't yet have any photo or barely a line.]

More than trying to help, I've been responsible for a great number of improvements on the site with films and images and have done my best to try to see improvement on a lot of pages of actors from films I've seen, especially the older more neglected ones. I've also provided a lot of input over heights which have seen many listing changes over the years. I'm trying to make it a better site Danimal and I think Rob really appreciates the sort of input I provide. I'm always polite and thank him. You could argue that anybody who regularly visits a website has OCD. You post here regularly too. Does that make you OCD, or simply you enjoy the website? I could simply not post here and not bother helping Rob out at all.
[Editor Rob: the comments and contributers are an important part of the site, because sometimes with nearly 8000 entries, there will be a percentage that might be off. And I'm always trying to improve pages from 2004-2008 which were quickly put up without info.

It can take time looking for quotes or tidbits or to have a view of clips to see how someone can appear.]
bodwaya said on 21/Sep/15
Any chance he shrunk and hes under foot 10 because he looked atleast 2 inches shorter then hugh
WAF said on 20/Sep/15
@Llama

I wasn't addressing the question of why he is thin. I was addressing the question of why he stays that thin.

Staying that thin is very difficult, if not almost impossible, for someone with a normal build, let alone someone with a broad build or a mesomorph.

It's possible to have a similar amount of body fat, but you can see that he has a narrow bone structure, which makes him look even thinner than his body fat percentage would indicate.

Take a look at these pictures:

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Compare him to this guy, Oliver Sacks. I think they are similar in age and height:

Click Here

There is no way this guy could be as thin as Thornton, if not for cancer or very advanced age. He just has a different body type. I should mention that he lifted weights competitively as a young man, but he could never have set the California record for the squat (600 lb) without starting with a thick build.
S.J.H said on 19/Sep/15
5foot 9 without shoe and 6foot in elevator shoe
bodwaya said on 19/Sep/15
is it possable he is 5 foot 9 now and shrunk due to age
[Editor Rob: I doubt he's that low.]
bodwaya said on 18/Sep/15
He does smoke a lot . One of his ways of staying thin. It increases your metabslishm and appetite suppressant.
Llama said on 17/Sep/15
@WAF Or, you know, he makes an effort. He used to be chubby, check him out in Tombstone.
WAF said on 15/Sep/15
@Stever252003

In one word: genetics!

He has small joints, small bones, low bone density, and low muscle mass.

He might also have a genetic predisposition to eat less than typical for a man his height.
Gamerockpsn24 said on 13/Sep/15
He played as Willy in Bad Santa and he was even a guest star in The Big Bang Theory.
Stever252003 said on 2/Jun/15
How does he stay that thin?
James C. said on 22/Apr/15
Though I'm glad to know measuring tapes are more accurate then doctor measurements but most of the time the doctors and measuring are relatively close like I always get between 5'9 and 5'10 depending on the day. Though I can try measuring myself throughout the day. Like what time during the day is the best to find out if your getting listed on here?
[Editor Rob: since most people by 1-2pm aren't that much different than say 7-8pm around lunch is fine for a measurement I'd say.]
James C. said on 20/Apr/15
I took an look at his footwear in the pic and those shoes can make anyone look taller. Sorry for doubting you.
James C. said on 19/Apr/15
Do you think maybe he is measured at 6ft? Like if he gets measured at 6ft in front of you without shoes would you put him at 6ft? Because sometimes people who are inch shorter then one person can look taller or the same. Like in exodus joel edgerton can look taller than christian bale and bale is 6ft and edgerton is 5'11. If not it's cool. Like I would be kinda thrown off if I was listed 5'6 when I've been measured at 5'9 1/2 all my life that's just an example man.
[Editor Rob: no celebrity should really get upset over what are essentially guesses and discussions about their height. The number at the top is celebheights barefoot guess, nothing more. My listing doesn't change what the celebrity actually is. Without knowing or seeing a measurement, we have to guess...

Remember a measurement doesn't always mean the measurement is correct. We've all seen cases of people getting measured differently at a Dr's office than at their home. Other people get measured in footwear aswell.

I always try to find what the celebrity has claimed if possible as it lets visitors see what the celeb said.


]
Celebheights 6'1.75"/187 CM said on 7/Apr/15
He was no more than an inch shorter than Seann William Scott (who is 181-182 cm) in Mr. Woodcock. In fact, they looked identical in some scenes. 5'10" is the absolute minimum that Billy Bob Thornton is.
Danimal said on 7/Apr/15
Arch Stanton says on 28/Jan/15
Also mention TV series Fargo and Hearts Afire.

Why are you giving Rob orders, but more importantly why is it so important for you that Rob adds all the titles of movies that you tell him to? He does not work for you. Don't know why you feel like you can order him around like that. Tbh, it seems a bit obsessive/OCD anyway of you anyway.
[Editor Rob: arch is trying to help, it's an ongoing process updating pages, especially older ones that don't yet have any photo or barely a line.]
Lorne??? said on 4/Apr/15
If you ever come back Billy, I've always been a big fan of your acting, but it doesn't make you 6 feet.

Maybe he's lessened his claim a bit, on Fargo they referred to Malvo as being 5'10, and once as "just under 6ft".
JK said on 4/Apr/15
5'10 or 5'9.75 seems pretty accurate
cole said on 17/Mar/15
@Editor Rob: What year is the pic with Hurt from, and how tall was he then? If he was 5'7.5 at the time it's hard to see 5'10 for Billy as he's about 3 inches taller with a big footwear advantage.
CDS said on 24/Feb/15
I'm going to go as far as estimate his height as low as 5'9.5". He's one of those actors (not unlike Kevin Spacey) who in theory could be the 6' he claims, based on his build and proportions; it's just when you start comparing him to the other actors in his movies, you realize he can't be very tall. He looked barely taller than 5'9" Greg Kinnear in the "Bad News Bears" remake, and when "All the Pretty Horses" came out (which he directed), on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and and it's star, 5'9" Matt Damon, looked almost exactly the same height. Plus, I saw him standing near 6'1" Kevin Costner at a celebration for Bruce Willis in the 2000s, and Costner dwarfed him- easily by 3.5-4".
Arch Stanton said on 28/Jan/15
I mean look here with Angelina Jolie, Click Here Looks to have footwear advantage too. He looks shorter in comparison that Brad Pitt does. Pitt has claimed 5 ft 11 too like Grant and they're both a bit taller. Ultimately it doesn't really matter, he's a great actor and seems to have the charisma, but all we're saying is that he doesn't really look a proper barefoot 6 ft like David Duchovny or somebody.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Jan/15
Also mention TV series Fargo and Hearts Afire.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Jan/15
Rob can you add a photo and some more films like The Alamo, A Simple Plan, The Informers and The Judge? Agreed on 5'10 but because of his skinny build he's the sort of guy who to the casual eye you might think a couple of inches taller than he really is. 140 pounds sounds about right.
[Editor Rob: he's been in a lot of good roles over the years, and since he visited celebheights at least once, I think he's due an upgr...I mean a photo, and I have one in which he has a nice shoe, the kind he asked Brad Pitt for advice on...]
MaskDeMasque said on 26/Dec/14
Looked an inch shorter than Willis in Bandits. 5'10 is spot on.
jim said on 4/Dec/14
I SAW HIM ON THE BIG BANG THEORY STANDING NEXT TO LEONARD. I WOULD PUT HIM ABOUT
5'8. WHO CARES HE IS A GOOD ACTOR.
Anon said on 30/Nov/14
Never 5'10" about 5'8" at best.
MM said on 12/Nov/14
Do you think BTB could dip a bit under 5'10" before going to bed or he's a solid type?
[Editor Rob: if he does it probably wouldn't really be much at all, I think he could hold 5ft 10 most of the day.]
Kenny said on 14/Oct/14
''There was this whole back-and-forth about how tall I am. I'm like, are you serious? It's like, "He says he's six feet and there's no way. I saw him in a picture with so-and-so and I know he's 5'10" and he was shorter than him. Why does he have to lie about his height? I think he's lying about his weight, too, I think he looks even skinnier than 140 to me. He looks deathly skinny." It's like that's what you have to do today. You can sit and talk about the height and weight of an actor that you're putting down anyways. So you hate my guts and yet you'll take time out, because what they really do, is they love you and they hate you all at once.''

LOL at BBT!!! He got so mad reading his page. From his interview at 6/18/14.
[Editor Rob: Billy would be great for a future height challenge, I would happily measure him (not in cowboy boots though!)]
® said on 7/Sep/14
Rob should downgrade him to 5'9.5.
jtm said on 3/Aug/14
is there a possibility you will retire his page rob?
[Editor Rob: nah, very few would ever be retired.]
James said on 12/Jul/14
I don't think it really matters if he weighs 140 pounds or not
the shredder said on 22/Jun/14
Give him the 6'0 Rob :) .
[Editor Rob: why not, I'm feeling generous...and while we're at it, let's give him an extra half inch for his Fargo performance!]
Lorne said on 19/Jun/14
BTW, you have to scroll down a good bit, he mentions it later in the interview, after the "Malvo is god and the devil" comment.

It's inevitable that a celebrity will occasionally stumble on the site, but I can't get over BBT doing it!
Lorne said on 19/Jun/14
Rob! Billy Bob Thornton has been reading his celebheights page!

I just read a brand new interview, about the Fargo finale(it just came on last tuesday) and he talks about the site!

He never says the name of the site, but it is obvious he is talking about Celebheights, as he even mentions the comment about his weight(which is one of the most recent comments, the 3rd from top)

I am about to post a link, I will probably have to tinyurl it though:

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[Editor Rob: if he came out and said 'actually I was measured 5ft 10 barefoot and 6ft in cowboy heels' there might not be many comments on here at all!]
spacey said on 10/Jun/14
I think he is shorter than all of you have posted, I met him, stood next to him for hours and I would say he is 5.8 at most
MaskDeMasque said on 2/Jun/14
His character was described as 5'10 in an episode of Fargo.
gsbr said on 15/Dec/13
It wouldn't surprise me if Thornton was also lying about his weight. 140 lbs is apparently a normal weight for a 5'10" individual and Thornton looks scary thin.
Sam said on 11/Oct/13
Something rubs me wrong about this guy. He just strikes me as skevy....I'm not at all surprised that he lies about his height for some reason. Sometimes he can seem almost six foot next to John Cusack in their movies together but you can see he really has no height over a generously-booted Kurt Russell in Tombstone.
Len said on 9/Sep/13
6'0" is LOLzers. Billy Bob must be insecure about his height to stretch his claim that far, though I guess 2 inches is the standard actor's "fib".

He looks 5'9" or 5'10" in every movie he's done.
bodwaya said on 25/Jun/13
who cares about his height he can lie if he wants he an amzing actor ita all that matters
Lorne said on 23/Jun/13
Can't believe he lies that blatantly about his height, such a shame. But is/was he 5'10 flat? Did always look a Solid 178cm to me(w/out his boots) but I Can believe it. Idk, have tOo see his footwear with bill Paxton
Sonny said on 21/Dec/12
175 maximum for Billy Bob
with Duval
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bodwaya said on 5/Nov/12
rob u delted my post
[Editor Rob: I answered the one you posted today ]
bodwaya said on 3/Nov/12
rob people say clooney and willis r really 5 foot 10 but they r both taller then billy bob. Is possible bob is really 5 foot 8 or 5 foot9. He was shorter then connie nelson in ice harvest. is posible hes lowerthen 5 foot10
[Editor Rob: he doesn't look over 5ft 10, is he 5ft 9? Maybe with loose posture/poorer posture over last decade he might look near that at times, but maybe measures near 5ft 10.]
Jake: 1.82 m-- 1.83 m-- 1.84 m said on 8/Aug/12
5ft 10.5in (179 cm) is a possibility- not over that mark though.
bodwaya said on 12/Jun/12
looks at this pciture he is towerd by nic cage who claims he is 6 foot. now iam doubting 5 10. he probaly lost an inch by age so hes gotta be 5 foot 9 Click Here
MaskDeMasque said on 9/Jun/12
5'10 in his prime. dunno why people think he's 5'9...
bodwaya said on 5/Jun/12
hes gotta between5foot9 or 5 foot 10 cause in the movie Armageddon he looked 2 to 3 inches shorter then bruce willis who claims is 6 feet. Plus he is towerd by sean william scott in mrwoodcock who calims to be 5 11.so 5 foot 10 in shoes 5 foot 9 barefoot iam guessing
nice guy said on 19/Jan/12
5'11 in his boots... 5'9 barefeet...his 6ft claim is funny :D
JohnnyRB said on 14/Dec/11
peek 5ft10
nowadays - no more than 5ft9
carnegie said on 12/Dec/11
he did always look shorten than willi 5ft10 seems good today he could be 5ft9.75
ANDREA[ITA] said on 29/Oct/11
Considering Samuel is even closer to the cmaera, i see no more than 8 cms between them and its not being dwarfed!
jake said on 7/Aug/11
@SAK, yes you're right, 'dwarfed' is an extremity and innappropriate.
SAK said on 5/Aug/11
@jake, I would hardly call that being dwarfed, Jackson is just considerably taller, around 4" taller.

5ft10 is spot on for Thornton.
jake said on 4/Aug/11
Click Here

Here he is being dwarfed by 6ft2 Samuel L. Jackson.
jake said on 13/Jul/11
5ft9.75 (177 cm), maybe was 5ft10 peak. His 6ft claim is in boots.
Sweep The Leg said on 16/Jun/11
I will never understand how and why people lie about there height in inches. If you are 5'9" barefoot, and you wear work boots for example, you could tell people you are 5'10" and it wouldnt be that ridiculous becuase you would be that height in the boots. but lying about your height 2-3 inches is ridiculous and makes no sense. Does it really make you feel that much better about youself??
Brad said on 4/Jun/11
5 feet 9 tops. Lives in boots, he fools the public with them. Sinatra body.
jake said on 2/Jun/11
5'9.75
Lily said on 8/Apr/11
I made coffee for him at an event here in NM and he looked no more than 5' 9". I am 5' 7" and he was directly in front of me, across the counter...he's not that tall and he's very slim...
dmeyer said on 14/Mar/11
is 5 ft 9.75 possible considering he dosnt even looks legit 5 ft 11 with cowboys on

[Editor Rob: I don't know about that low, I'm sure though he sometimes can look 177cm, but maybe he isn't standing as tall as he can in those situations.]
Sid said on 13/Mar/11
Saw him in concert with his band a couple of years ago when he toured with Willie Nelson. We guessed him at 5'9" to 5'10". He is skinny--probably no more than 150 lbs. He smoked all the while he was on stage; that will keep you thin.
Ezio said on 21/Feb/11
Jamal says on 13/Aug/10
Whats up with these celebs trying 2 fool us into thinking, there taller then they actually are. A 1 inch increase is forgivable, but more then 1 inch is smells of desperation. And 5ft10 isn't exactly short anyway.

You can't blame them, look at how much pressure we put on someone's height. If you're not tall in hollywood, it's much harder to make it. Plus most people don't actually check someone's height when they claim it so they get away with lying.
Anonymous said on 27/May/09
guess he's 5'9" now.
Doug said on 24/Apr/09
Mmm Bill Bob really used to have anorexia? He honestly looks under nourished here too.
Doug said on 24/Apr/09
Skinny minny guy looks quite ill here actually,. I'd have thought he must be around 135-140 pounds too, clearly underweight. Must admit I thought he was 6'. Looks barely 5'10" next to Glenn.
Lenad said on 21/Feb/09
He is calling this 6feet height in big shoes more than likely.
Clay said on 15/Feb/09
Well he certainly looks like a twig. Glenn looks MUCH bigger.
T.J. said on 2/Feb/09
Peak of 6'0"
I've seen plenty of movies where he pulls of the image of a 6 footer.
Plus, he's got a slight lean in this photo Rob.
Current height, 5'10.75" in my view
Jim said on 31/Jan/09
He looked 4 inches shorter than 6'2 John Cusack in Pushing Tin. Rob's listing is dead on.
TELLEM said on 30/Jan/09
actually he looks 5'10 with that posture.
rob89 said on 30/Jan/09
I think he's pretty much exactly 5'10, and he looks it here with glenn too. No way is he 6' in that photo though, even if he stood completely straight.
Joe Blow said on 23/Jan/09
I'm a real 6'ft. I weigh 165 and I look thin, if he was really 6ft and weighed 140 he would look like hes wasting away.
Clay said on 19/Jan/09
Bruce Willis is a legit 6 footer regardless of how tall BBT is. Jeez, I love how being 6 feet tall is looked at as some rare height around here...its not really that tall folks.
Rusty said on 15/Jan/09
There is no way he is six foot and that is for 2 reasons

1. He doesnt look it, ive seen him standing next to too many six footers and he is shorter than all of them

2. He says he weighs 140. When i reached 6' at age 15 i only weighed 139, and my friends told me i was skinny and i felt like a skinny little **** (im now 35, 6'4" and weigh 180, which ive been since i was 19) and that is barely healthy. 5'10" 140 pounds seems more right on him.
flash_of_eden said on 8/Jan/09
lenad-- i was speaking generally, as in anybody who is 6ft and weighs 140 is at a low-healthy weight.
Lenad said on 1/Jan/09
Aint built like a proper 6ft0 guy
RisingForce said on 1/Jan/09
Billy Bob at 5-10 means Bruce Willis is a legit 6 footer.
Lenad said on 23/Dec/08
Probably 6feet in big shoes.
anonymous said on 18/Dec/08
In bad santa he looks 5 foot 10 next to 6 foot 3 bernie mac. 5 foot 10.
Lenad said on 10/Dec/08
Up straight he looks no less then a flat 5ft10
Lenad said on 7/Dec/08
He looks a good 2 inches taller than Glenn and he isnt even standing straight
Lenad said on 3/Dec/08
Yeah more like 5ft10 and 140 pounds. 140 pounds and 6feet is unhealthy.
flash_of_eden said on 27/Nov/08
not really. 6ft/140 is 19.0 on the bmi chart, which is a low-healthy weight.
Explodius said on 22/Nov/08
No way 6 foot, and 6 foot 140 pounds would be really unhealthy.
dicky curtis said on 14/Nov/08
oops. this was meant for the willis page....
dicky curtis said on 13/Nov/08
i'd buy 6ft for him. looked quite a bit taller than billy bob thornton
Evan Faine said on 25/Oct/08
Bruce Willis has a considerable advantage over him in Bandits.
raison said on 19/Sep/08
in love actually he looks shorter than hugh grant by an inch, hugh is 5ft11 mabe billy is 5ft10
flash_of_eden said on 11/Sep/08
agreed with clay. he keeps going from very thin to bloated-looking but i dont think he's ever as low as 140.
Clay said on 8/Sep/08
He is looking a lot more than 140 these days.
Anonymous said on 30/Aug/08
I am curious as to how he manage to look shorter than Kurt Russell in 'Tombstone'. I would say 5' 10" is pretty accurate based on other movies. He looked about three inches shorter than the late Heath Ledger in 'Monster's Ball.
Ian said on 12/Aug/08
No way is he 6ft. Notice how he said he has been that for several years and for several years before that he was 5f9. LOL. He's way shorter than Bruce willis.
James W. said on 16/May/08
Looked two inches shorter than Willis in Bandits. Not sure about footwear in that movie, but he is not six foot, can't believe he gets listed as that.
JTASTIC said on 2/Apr/08
I met Billy Bob in New Mexico when he was filming a movie there several years ago. He stopped to admire my motorcycle briefly and we chatted for a few minutes. I had no idea who he was at the time and I didn't put it together until he gave me an autographed picture of his character from Armageddon. I am 6'4" and he stood about chin level with me. I didn't notice if he was wearing cowboy boots or not but I would put him at about 6' at the time. Although in pictures his frame would suggest that he's a little shorter. Very nice person to meet, he was very down to earth and polite.
Robbie H said on 10/Mar/08
he looked an inch shorter than hugh grant in love actually who is 5'11, so id say 5'10 is spot on
Tracy said on 2/Mar/08
Billy bob was a good 3 inches shorter than heath ledger in monsters ball and heath is listed as being about 6 1",so that would make billy about 5 10" without a doubt!
nate said on 16/Feb/08
yea looked a lot shorter than heath in monster's ball. so 5-10 seems right.
balegirl said on 19/Nov/07
anorexic and has had too much plastic surgery of late. starting to get that nicholas cage weird, wax-face look. look at him relative to heath ledger in monster. he looks small.
dmeyer said on 18/Nov/07
clooney towerd over him in a movie
glenn said on 18/Nov/07
thanks 170at14kris.i keep it real.
170at14kris said on 17/Nov/07
WAITA GO GLENN! knew you were a pimp. anyway this guy bill is prolly like 5'11.
bruce_willis said on 17/Nov/07
haha, his bodytype looks like mine, i'm 5'9
glenn said on 17/Nov/07
far from it buddy.bit of gut.everything else is lean and mean.anonymous.leave a name.pussy.
glenn said on 14/Nov/07
pete is right.
dmeyer said on 14/Nov/07
looks about 5'10.5
Pete said on 14/Nov/07
evanna, theres millions of women that like that skinny type men. what women mostly hate is fat guys with fat legs and a fat ass.
glenn said on 14/Nov/07
that makes sense evanna.
Evanna said on 13/Nov/07
He looks awful. No woman I know likes skin-and-bones guys. Yet Thornton was married like five times...
Maybe he's lost some height as a result of eating disorder?
Brah said on 12/Nov/07
Billy Bob used to have anorexia...
Gonzalo said on 12/Nov/07
God, he doesn`t look healthy in that pic. -It makes me remember what the great Billy Wilder said to him:
Once told Billy Bob Thornton that he was too ugly to be an actor and he should write a screenplay for himself in which he could exploit his less than perfect features. Thornton later collected an Oscar for his Sling Blade (1996) screenplay.
Mattiew_^ said on 11/Nov/07
140 ..? Skinny dude ...
glenn said on 11/Nov/07
i was waiting for some other celeb.bon jovi,ani difranco? i dont remember.he wasnt expected.he showed up by surprise.
Chris said on 11/Nov/07
based on the NBC logo in the background and that shirt he's wearing, this is when he was in NBC studios for Late Night with Conan O'Brien....oh yeah and he looks 5'10"
glenn said on 10/Nov/07
even with the boots or not there is no way he is shorter than 5-10.but his claim of 6ft? he must have serious health issues either way.height and weight wise.
Danimal said on 10/Nov/07
Oops. sorry Glenn. If he had on cowboys, then he may be a bit shorter that I thought. Is he sick? Why does he only weigh 140 pounds?
Mr Mayfair said on 10/Nov/07
To think this skinny (135lbs max) not very tall (5.9 and a bit) man played Davy Crockett, one of the largest men in America - at the time. I hear he wears lifts in his cowboy boots...
glenn said on 10/Nov/07
danimal-did you forget he had cowboy boots on?
Danimal said on 10/Nov/07
This man who is severely leaning into Glenn still has at least 2.5-3" on Glenn here. IF he stood fully straight I see at least 5'11".
Anonymous said on 9/Nov/07
he isnt 6ft but he does look to be about 5ft11in in the photo maybe that is because of his advantage as you put it
Antron said on 9/Nov/07
5'10.5 max barefoot
glenn said on 9/Nov/07
seemed 5-10 in cowboy boots.i was shocked.obviously he has horrendous posture.so if he strecthed out,im thinking 5-10 tops barefoot.bumped into him at nbc.
Anonymous said on 9/Nov/07
hes slouching too
Brah said on 9/Nov/07
Glenn, did you catch him right after he filmed Conan O'Brien last month?
Austrian said on 9/Nov/07
6 ft aahahaha

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OutBenchThis said on 9/Nov/07
For some reason I always thought Bill Bob was about 6ft..I suppose 5'10-5'11" is Hollywood's equivalent of 6ft since so many 5'10-5'11 actors claim 6ft or so.
sam said on 9/Nov/07
He does look about 5'10", but taking in consideration the slouch, he might be 5'11".
glenn said on 13/Oct/07
photo coming by next week i hope.
bam said on 12/Oct/07
he was around two inches shorter than Bruce Willis in Bandits, and around 2 inches shorter than Bill Paxton in A Simple Plan. Both are listed at 5'11.5-6'0. He is 5'10, no more or no less.
derek said on 1/Oct/07
To be honest I think he is 5'8.5 max.... I mean come on if Glenn saw him look 5'10 in cowboy boots, bad posture or not, he's no more than 5'9. He really should be downgraded.
glenn said on 27/Sep/07
got this guy 2 weeks ago.i thought he looked 6ft in some movies .i was shocked he was 5-10 in the cowboy boots! had i not known better i wouldve thought he was 5-8! he had some of the worse posture id ever seen.so yeah,at least 5-10.
Anonymous said on 26/Sep/07
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But the height was wrong in the pics. I was on that day at MTV TRL, too. As I see BBT is much shorter than SWS.
Anonymous said on 26/Sep/07
When they appear together, BB Thornton is about 2 inches shorter than SWS.
Anonymous said on 25/Sep/07
I cannot understand how he could be taller than Seann William Scott
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derek said on 14/Sep/07
In commercials for his new movie with Sean Willaims Scott(5'11.5).... Billy Bob appears to be a little bit (0.5 - 1 inch) taller than him.... Hmm lifts?
Yitzhak said on 17/Aug/07
....If celebrities are going to bother exaggerating about their heigh, they shouldn't give their weight. There is no way this guy is 6'0 and 140. He may be thin but he's not THAT thin.

5'9.
Hawkeye said on 7/Aug/07
There is a scene in "A simple plan" in which Billy Bob is standing next to Bill Paxton (5'11.5 according to this website). Both are shown in stocking feet in a full body shot from head to toe, so there can be no mistaking that neither man was wearing shoes or boots. Billy Bob was obviously a good three inches shorter than Paxton. This guy is only about 5'8 or so.
James said on 6/Aug/07
Billy Bob thornton looks 5ft9 a lot of the time esspecially when stood next to Geoge Clooney.
Brad said on 15/Jul/07
Look at him by Clooney. He wears cowboy boots a lot. Catch him like with Clooney and you'll see his real height. If he says he is 6' then why is Clooney owning him when Clooney is about 5' 10"?
ras said on 9/Jul/07
Once again I recommend you guys watch VH1 rock honors 2007 and see him next to Bam Margera, he looks a legit 5'11.
17,181 said on 3/Jul/07
no way is he 5'10,looks 5'9 max next to Willis
ras said on 30/Jun/07
Watched the vh1 rock honors show of this year and next to 5'8 Bam Margera he looked tall, like 5'11, you gotta see it! And again, when I said he looked so freaking short was because of the 6'-6'3+ appearance he's got.
Del Mar said on 28/Jun/07
I'm beginning to believe 5-9 for this guy. Can look as short as 5-8 but also a few times 5-11. Most of the he seems 5-9, 5-10, so well, probably 5-10.
dmeyer said on 12/Jun/07
when i am with 6 ft guys i feel good since with good posture i can look as tall as them and some of them think i an taller than 6 ft maybe because i have a big head but next to 6'2 to 6'3 guys i dont feel too good
Aaron said on 11/Jun/07
I agree with you 17,181 but I must say its weird--I'm a strong 5'10.5 (5'11.25 morning/5'10.25 night) and I feel short in comparison to a lot of people. Maybe it's just that our eyes are 4 inches below our heads and it makes me think that if I can't see over people's heads, I'm not taller than them. However, when I take pictures with the same people, it reaffirms that I'm taller than them and I don't feel short anymore. Random, yes. Weird, very. But thought I'd share that little tidbit anyways.
17,181* said on 23/May/07
I think hes 5'9 or a little above,that photo with clooney really convinced me.But I agree that 5'9 is no way short. average yes,short,never.
Anonymous said on 18/May/07
Well I meant to say that relatively, for what I expected. You know, his body/face build would give the impresion he's between 6 feet (as he said) and 6'3. It's kind of shocking that he's shorter than Clooney, but not like a cm shorter, more like 3 cms shorter. Kinda disappointing he's not his claimed height.
Anonymous said on 14/May/07
He's so much shorter than I expected, I thought he was 6 ft but he really looks 5'9.25 (176 cms). Look at him next to 5'10.5 Clooney.

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Now look at him next to 5'8 Jay Hernandez.

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He's so freaking short!

[Editor Rob: I wouldn't call someone near 5ft 10 'freaking short' unless I was 7ft!]
dmeyer said on 18/Mar/07
could even be 5'9 bruce is a lidl over 6 in shoes and he looks 3 inches taller clooney looked taller in that cohen brother movie height be 5'9
MaxB said on 17/Mar/07
Have anybody seen a movie "A Simple Plan"? In one scene Billy Bob and Bill Paxton were barefoot (sox only). A scene was short and I was looking it on television so I didn't have enough time to evaluate the difference. It was at least two inches (to me it actually looked more - based on that movie I would put BBT below 5ft10). It's interesting to see difference between these two guys when in boots and when barefoot - the height difference is noticeably greater when they are barefoot. You should check that movie.
dmeyer said on 12/Mar/07
could be 5'10 flat

[Editor Rob: yes, forget about extra fraction]
dmeyer said on 6/Mar/07
thank you rob i think he is that no more possibly less
Brad said on 1/Mar/07
5' 9". He wears cowboy boots with lifts.
Special Source said on 25/Feb/07
I have an cousin who works for ESPN. She said that when he came in to do an interview, she was in charge of putting a mic on him. She said that he was just about as tall as she is. And she's 5'7". My guess is that all the publicly stated stuff is inflated. 5'7" is most likely correct.
PutzmanJ said on 31/Jan/07
Sorry guys. But I have a REAL hard time believing that Willis comes anywhere near 6ft. Maybe if he had hair! So old BB is probably in the 5'8 to 5'9 range. He's a small dude, dudes.
Derek said on 26/Jan/07
6'0" is bull, but so is 5'7". 5'10" is about right. Nothing over that.
The Horse of FUNK said on 24/Dec/06
5'10 tops. I can't seem to find any pics of the particular scene, but watch Monster's Ball and the scene where Heath Ledger, P. Diddy, and Billy Bob are walking down the hallway for P. Diddy's character's last walk. For one, Heath Ledger is noticeably taller than Billy Bob by 3 - 4 inches and P. Diddy wears flip-flops in this scene and still has a bit of an advantage over Billy Bob.
Glenn said on 24/Dec/06
Thank you Derek.
Derek said on 22/Dec/06
Glenn does have a point. Willis can look 6'1". Whether or not he wears lifts, we can debate that all day, but he has looked 6'1", especially in Armageddon.
Del Mar said on 20/Dec/06
I'm not buying an inch above 5 ft 10! This guy is always shorter than 6 footers and most times below 5-11s too.
Anonymous said on 6/Dec/06
5ft11 listing is a little high, in love actually next to 5ft11 hugh grant he seemed and inch shorter

[Editor Rob: this is true, he is I think claiming the 6ft in cowboy heels]
Drew said on 17/Sep/06
Looked slightly shorter (half an inch maybe) than Jay Leno when he was on the Tonight Show a few days ago.
Glenn said on 3/Sep/06
Thank you Dmeyer.
dmeyer said on 1/Sep/06
glenn is right buce does look 2 inches on thornton so bruce can look 6'1 on occasion
Glenn said on 18/Jul/06
Thats cause Willis is possibly 6-1.IM SERIOUS.Billy is no shorter than 5-11.thats another victory towards my Willis TALL sightings and claims.
Hawkeye said on 17/Jul/06
I just watched "Bandits", in which BBT appeared to be a good 2-3 inches shorter than 5'11.5 Bruce WIllis. I'm thinking somewhere between 5'8 and 5'9 for this guy.
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Guess Billy forgot his lifts, or there standing on a slanted hill. Ledger is 6'1" not sure on Boyle.
c said on 11/May/06
i actuly was in a elevator with billy bob and i was suprised how short he was. im 5'11 and i was also clearly taller then him. my gusses is that hes 5'10 mabey evan 5'9.
Frank P said on 10/Mar/06
I'd say what you have listed 5"10-11 is accurate. When he first came on the scene I thought he was like 6"1-2. But I forget the movie with Bruce Willis he was in where they were escaped cons. Well, they were about the same height.
Viper652 said on 13/Feb/06
Damn, I always thought Beltran was 6-0 but never knew he was originally listed as that. Billy looks 5-10 to me there.
Viper652 said on 7/Feb/06
I thought he looked 5-9 next to 6-0 Jennie at the All star game.
dmeyer said on 18/Jan/06
i am not sayng he is 5'9 but in movies he apears 5'10 at best he is way shorter than willis way shoter than clooney
Viper652 said on 18/Jan/06
The funny thing to me is, If he is only 5-9 then that makes New York Yankee Johnny Damon only 5-10, since he is only an inch taller then Thornton in a pic on MLB.com in their all star game section.
Mr. Awesome said on 17/Jan/06
he looks 5'9''-5'10'' to me, Rob. if he were 6 feet and 140 lbs, he would look borderline-anorexic
MOF said on 9/Dec/05
He's definately not 5'11 next to 6'2 John Cusack in Ice Harvest, he was minimum 4 inches smaller. 5'9 is the best estimate.
jesf said on 12/Nov/05
In "Badits" he does look 5ft10 beside Bruce Willis. Without shoes he must be only 5ft9.
BigDave said on 20/Sep/05
The height he is listed at here ia about right. His bad posture often makes him appear a little shorter. You can see he is quite tall from the film Monsters Ball. He looks a little bit taller than rap king P Diddy. There ia a scene where Thornton is walking beside him [Diddy]as he is being taken to the electric chair. I still wouldn't be surprised if Thornton was a bit taller as he is a bad sloucher. I think he probably was 6ft at his peak and about 5'11, 5'11.5 now.

[Editor Rob: his slouching at times can make the guy look 5ft 10]
Viper652 said on 16/Sep/05
That baseball reference site is half right, and half wrong. I know that Barry Bonds really is 6-1 because he was always listed as that until a few years ago. Plus Mr. R saw the man in real life and says 6-1 as well. That site lists heights when they first break into the league, so its either inflating them or telling the truth off the bat. In Luis Matos case, it was inflating him. They list him at 6-2 on baseball reference, when in fact now hes listed at 6-0, which is his true height.
nReal said on 15/Aug/05
i saw BBT during a taping of the jon stewart show. he seemed closer to 5'9" than 5'11"
Monty said on 15/Aug/05
If you watch Bandits with Bruce Wills. Billy Bob looks way shorter then Bruce there no way Billy Bob is 5'11 and Bruce is also 5'11 if i were to guess i would say 5'9 or even shorter but check it out for yourself.

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[Editor Rob: yep seen the movie, and Bruce appears taller, but I give bruce 182cm anyway...his footwear though - I've never trusted that. If this guy claims 6ft 1 on his official site, can he be trusted to wear low-heeled traiiners ;)]
Mr. Awesome said on 12/Jul/05
I see Damon consistantly listed at 6'2'', except on 1 site and that is baseball reference.com....a site notorious for downgrading players' heights and weights...this is a site that lists Jason Giambi at a laughable 200 lbs, when he was really over 230 and Jim Thome at 220, when he's really pushing 250...so according to the numerous sites which list Damon at 6'2'', Billy Bob could be a six-footer...

baseball reference.com is NOT to be trusted as an accurate guide for heights...other mistakes on the site include:

David Eckstien listed at 5'6'', when he's really 5'7'' and change

Barry Bonds listed at 6'1'', while it's common knowledge from any other source that he's a strong 6'2''

Curt Schilling listed at 6'4'' 215 lbs, when he's actually 6'5'' 235

Endy Chavez listed at 6'0'', when he's commonly listed at either 5'9'' or 5'10'' on other more official sites

Billy Wagner listed at 5'10'', when the Phillies claim that he's 5'11.5''

Jake Peavy listed 6'1'' when he's 6, Shannon Stewart 6, when he's 5'11, ... ok i think i've proved my point..

I have also observed that at least 75% of the weights on this site are wrong, most up to or over 20 lbs...that's quite significant...at 1 point Sidney Ponson's weight was off by over 5o lbs...go figure

I rest my case...
Mr. Awesome said on 12/Jul/05
According to ESPN, the MLB, Yahoo Fantasy Baseball, and the Boston Red Sox web-site Johnny Damon is 6'2''.
Mr. R said on 12/Jul/05
Actually Viper, Johnny Damon was listed at 5-11 when he came to the Oakland A's, and later was listed at 6-2, which is his current listed height. Did he grow?
Viper652 said on 12/Jul/05
I just saw a pic of 6-0 Boston Red Sox star Johnny Damon next Billy Bob at the Home run Derby. Baseball reference.com lists his height as that. If you go to the Major league baseball site and click on 2005 home run derby all star pics you will see this .Johnny looked 1 inch taller, so 5-11 is correct.
Mr. X said on 23/Jun/05
I got to ask if you think the 6 ft height is ridiculous than why don't you change his height to 5'10" or 5'10.5"? 5'11" is still very close to 6 ft.
Jack said on 25/May/05
He is 5'10 Look at user tommy's pictures. His first picture shows
http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hc&id=1800018605&cf=pg&photoid=222436&intl=us billy shorter then 5'11 bruce willis. And if billy bob was 6 feet and only weighed 140 pounds then he'd look pretty aneroxic looking. He doesn't look that skinny in bad santa unless its just camera angles. Something just doesn't add up.

[Editor Rob: I'm now pretty much convinced Billy Bob is a 179cm guy who generously rounds himself up to 6ft. He can slouch a bit and look much shorter aswell, but the 6ft he said he was is plain ridiculous ;)]
J. said on 24/Apr/05
I'm not sure about Billy Bob, but judging from that picture, Ryan Phillippe looks smaller than 5'9". I have the suspicion that Phillippe is another little guy who claims to be average height. Hmm ... his wife is 5'2" right?
Chris said on 24/Apr/05
I guess Hank Azaria is closer to the camera thought, but still, it´s a big difference. I never seen Thornton as a 6 footer, 5.9, 5.10 max...
Dwayne said on 24/Apr/05
http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/0119305/Ss/0119305/hg14.jpg?path=gallery&path_key=0119305
Hank Azaria is 6 foot....Thornton hmm 5ft9
Chris said on 23/Apr/05
I meant this adress...http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/0119305/Ss/0119305/2?path=pgallery&path_key=Bon%20Jovi,%20Jon

[Editor Rob: Jovi is the type of guy who would wear cowboy boots, but as I've said Billy Bob really doesn't seem a 6 footer to me...he doesn't look a sloucher in that pic though!]
Chris said on 22/Apr/05
Looking at this picture, Thornton and 5.9 Bon Jovi looks about the same height. Maybe it
dmeyer said on 1/Apr/05
thornton is defenetly 1 to 2 inches shorter rhan willis
Mr. X said on 1/Apr/05
Billy Bob does wear cowboy boots. Maybe there is no trickery to why Willis looks taller than Thorton in both Bandits and Armageddon.
dmeyer said on 22/Mar/05
in armageddon bruce is at least 4 cm taller than billy
tommy said on 6/Mar/05
Bruce Willis is at least an inch taller than Billy Bob.

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