How tall was Bob Hoskins

Bob Hoskins Height

5ft 4in (162.6 cm)

British Actor, best remembered for appearing in films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Long Good Friday, Hook, Mona Lisa, Super Mario Bros and Mermaids. He once claimed to be "5ft 6...cubic"., which at least was a bit more believable than what he claimed in the late 1970's: 5 feet 8 inches.

How tall is Bob Hoskins
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Average Guess (5 Votes)
5ft 4.85in (164.7cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 25/Jan/17
This is one short guy that no one would have fancied getting on the wrong side of! I was of the opinion that he was 5ft6, though that was probably in his younger years.
Bob could turn his acting skills into any form of drama. He was smashing and comical in the very novel cartoon/real people production 'Roger Rabbit', imposing and frightening in 'The Long Good Friday' and sensitive and sweet (ish!) in 'Mona Lisa'.
Bob is the very best example of a shorter Englishman who commanded respect that I can think of at this moment in time. His legacy lives on in his films!
josh jeffords said on 5/Nov/16
Short but good actor had a great voice took command onscreen good or bad guy.
I would have bought 5. 5 maybe 6 short but doesnt appear that short thats smaller than the radcliffe kid.
Rip damn that Pneumonia sh!t will kill ya
John Cena said on 26/May/16
Fake: 170
Real: 162
Matthew190 said on 26/Aug/15
Hmm I could believe 5'4.5" for him in his day actually.
teej said on 1/May/14
5'4 seems accurate, short in stature, but he always had a dominant role, brilliant actor! R.I.P.
Arch Stanton said on 1/May/14
Agreed, RIP Bob. Loved him in The Long Good Friday in particular.
Ian C. said on 1/May/14
I was a big Bob fan. Hoskins never in any of his movies pretended to be tall. In The Long Good Friday, his character Harold Shand is meant to be shortest man in the movie, and a subtle comedic effect is produced in the way he dominates everybody else in the movie. The in-your-face confrontation with the tall smug Mafia guy in the second last scene wouldn't be nearly as compelling if Hoskins had not been so short.
JD183 said on 30/Apr/14
Had no idea he was a shorter fellow. Carried his height very well.

the shredder said on 30/Apr/14
RIP , Loved this guy. Rob , was 5 '5 possible peak?
[Editor Rob: 4.5 might have been]
Sam said on 30/Apr/14
So sad to hear of his passing. He was excellent in many films. Hoskins was basically a Cockney Edward G. Robinson, although a short guy, he was a badass.
Tommo said on 30/Apr/14
Great actor, RIP. Had no idea he was this little, never came across that way when he was playing cockney gangsters.
jordydecke said on 1/Jan/14
can look 6 foot at times.
Bakura said on 17/Jul/13
Rob, a peak height needs to be added. 5'4 nowadays, maybe, but he looked 5'5-5'6 range in his heyday for sure.
Maximus Meridius said on 4/Sep/11
Rob is it possible he was 5ft 6in when he was younger.
[Editor Rob: I don't think he looked that tall, but maybe he could have been over 5ft 4 peak]
Lenad is sexy said on 22/Feb/11
that 5'6 is a joke. I just watched heart condition and i personally think hes closer to 5'3. Look how short he looked in that movie!
sam said on 13/Aug/07
Is there a possibilty, Rob, that he was more 5'5" when younger and has shrunken to 5'5"? This may be a case that needs a peak height/current height listing...
Chris said on 1/Aug/07
i think 5'5, i just watched the long good friday and he is about the same height as helen mirren when wearing high heels.
Jason Donovan said on 27/Apr/07
I dont understand how he could be 5ft 6 after looking at him next to Jet Li who is 5'5-6 so I think 6ft 4 is right.
Editor Rob said on 7/Dec/06
Once said he didn't realise how short he was until he worked opposite the 'statuesque' Cher in Mermaids...
the shredder said on 31/May/06
rob, how come you never gave him a peak height? this guy can be more then 5'3-5'4 today.
tgri said on 28/Feb/06
rob, do you buy his clame of 5'6? i don't .. if you look at recents pics he looks 5'3ish .

[Editor Rob: no, he doesn't look 5ft 6, last film I saw of his was Danny the Dog, and the kind of 'slouching' jet li did look a little taller...]
ColinG said on 25/Jan/06
Hell, I'm confused too, Raymond! Are you sure you're talking about the same person? I don't know how many inches qualifies as "towering" over someone, but lets be stingy and say merely two. Assuming Mr H's true height is about five five, even my poor arithmetic says he'd have to be wearing SEVEN INCH lifts!! Are you suggesting he's borrowed some ultra high-heels from a drag artist?

[Editor Rob: probably mixing the guy's name up or having a laugh...check out unleashed to see how short hoskins is...even beside slouching jet li]
Raymond_u_k said on 21/Jan/06
I'm confused about Bob Hoskins' height stated here as 5ft 4.5 in. I have worked at Heathrow Airport and spoken to him on many occasions as he was boarding the aircraft, and he TOWERED above me and I am 5ft 10. Does he wear lifts even on holiday ? Well he wasn't on a box I can assure you.
CelebHeights Editor said on 26/Sep/05
Theatre Week, 1996 claimed, "I'm 5-foot-6 cubic". This guy looked short opposite Jet Li in Danny the Dog!

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