How tall was Cary Grant

Cary Grant's Height

6ft 1 (185.4 cm)

English Actor best remembered for films such as North by Northwest, Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, Arsenic and Old Lace, Notorious, The Bishop's Wife, To Catch a Thief, The Awful Truth, Charade, His Girl Friday and An Affair to Remember.

How tall is Cary Grant
Cary in I Was a Male War Bride (1949/ 20th Century Fox)
"How Tall are you?"
I was six feet one and a half inches, but I'm shrinking.

How tall is Cary Grant
1948 20th Century Fox Costume Measurements: 6ft 1/2 inch, Weight 178 lbs
[In 1942] He was given a physical and was classified 2-A. He measured six feet one and a half inches and weighed 180 pounds.
-- Evenings with Cary Grant, 1991

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Average Guess (44 Votes)
6ft 0.68in (184.6cm)
Arch Stanton said on 7/Sep/21
I think it mostly likely he was 6'0.5 and 6'1.5 in shoes. Seen all of his films and I think between 6 ft and 6 ft 1 would be accurate. Mitchum didn't look an inch shorter! Henry Fonda seemed a bit taller on screen than Grant in my opinion.
Tall Sam said on 12/Aug/21
There’s a few shots from the film with Mitchum and they look really similar height, I don’t see Mitchum as a flat six footer, although he would only be a smidge over the mark perhaps. I don’t know how likely Grant would’ve had some height loss by that point but as a younger man, Grant had a real possibility of hitting near 6’1” although I could definitely see him 6’0.5”ish.
Hong said on 11/Aug/21
Click Here @Rob Here's another pic of both guys,they look exactly the same height,maybe Grant was 6ft.05 afterall.?
Editor Rob
I think the possibility is there...the costume 6ft 1/2 could well be barefoot, whilst 6ft 1.5 measurement in shoes.
Hong said on 11/Aug/21
@Rob,would you agree Mitchum has a slight edge,I think both guys at peak would have been very similar,6ft1 for Grant but only 6ft flat for Mitchum seems a unfair on Mitchum,I think Mitchum needs an upgrade to 6ft.05 at least.
Editor Rob
In the photo it seemed Mitchum has a little edge, but I thought Cary rotating a bit has maybe moved his head further away and lost a fraction in the process.
Hong said on 8/Aug/21
Click Here Here's Grant with 6ft flat listed Robert Mitchum,they both look the same height,wit Mitchum looking to have a slight edge.
Editor Rob
fixed that google link to the larger ebay jpg
Tall Sam said on 4/Jul/21
In She Done Him Wrong, Grant seemed a little stiff, but stands quite straight, he definitely looks quite tall, along the lines of someone 6'2"-6'3" today, in later comedies he tends to be much more emphatic and clowning so sometimes doesn't stand that well. He seemed a guy who didn't worry all that much about his height overall despite having been by most accounts secretly very neurotic, erratic and deeply scared by a very rough childhood.
Hong said on 21/Apr/21
Click Here Here's Cary with 5ft11 listed Danny Kaye.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Mar/21
Editor Rob: He did get a 6ft 1.5 measurement...but like I said there is a chance it could have been in shoes.

I think more likely he did get close it barefoot but probably earlier in the day. Seemed a reasonably solid 6ft1 guy in his prime but later on not quite
Domi said on 12/Feb/21
Rob why is this guy not taken down half an inch, but you did when Kennedy was measured?

I have slouched badly and not stood perfectly straight for physicals at a doctor when I didn't care about the measurement but doubt I would for an army medical like Kennedy (and I agree with you in listing Kennedy at the official army measurement) nor would I slouch if getting measured by a tailor. I would make sure to stand as straight as I can at attention.

So I can't understand why this guy isn't listed at 6'0.5.
Editor Rob
He did get a 6ft 1.5 measurement...but like I said there is a chance it could have been in shoes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Feb/21
James, by then he was looking not much over 6ft.
Tall In The Saddle said on 7/Feb/21
Jack Carson at a solid and well corroborated 6'2" was an excellent yard stick to compare other celebrities against IMO.

Here's Jack with 40 yo Grant in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE 1944. Clear height advantage to Carson though Grant is slumping a bit.

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Fully straight I could imagine Grant still dropping at least 1" to Carson. Carson was also clearly taller than 33 yo Errol Flynn in GENTLEMAN JIM 1942. All in all, as they both compared to Carson, Flynn and Grant would've been very similar in height and if I had to, I might give Flynn the slightest edge over Grant. Otherwise, they might've been dead even.

James Stewart's listing is also strengthened by comparison to Carson in this photo, in which Stewart appears to be holding 1" advantage at the very least with argument for up to 1 1/2" advantage.
James B 172cm said on 1/Feb/21
I thought he could look less than 6'1 in North by Northwest
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Oct/20
Randolph Scott I think had to have been 6ft2½ if Grant was 6ft1. Always more than 1in between them, sometimes even 2in
Sinclair said on 15/Aug/20
I think Grant’s peak was 6’1.25” but by the time of Charade, he may have been struggling with the flat 6’1”, he was noticeably shorter than James Coburn. I saw about two inches between Grant and James Mason in North By Northwest.
OriginalAnon said on 5/Jul/20
I am surprised to see Cary Grant under 185cm on the average guess. In his younger years to his 40's he certainly looked a strong 6'1'' at the very least. He could pass as 6'2'' no problem. No way was he under 186cm. I can't buy that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/May/20
He was probably dipping under 6ft1 by the late 50's/early 60's
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Mar/20
184cm just looks too low
Beau Dare said on 23/Feb/20
I never met Cary Grant, but I did work with the lovely Eva Marie Saint in Hollywood as an actor, on the TV series "Moonlighting". She of course, was his leading lady in the classic "North by Northwest". She mentioned how he was quite tall, a shade under 6'1", and was a charming man. Eva herself, was one of the most sweet and elegant actresses I ever met. Nice memory.
Tall Sam said on 18/Feb/20
The 6'0.5" wardrobe thing is interesting and parsing out these guys who may be from a quarter to half inch under 6'1" is a slippery slope and often a hard call. Certainly Grant is one of those guys who be more likely to measure just under 6'1" than over it.
Rory said on 20/Dec/19
You could argue he was 6ft0.5 and the 6ft1.5 claim was in shoes, that sounds logical. Then again he always did seem like a legit 6ft1er to me but then I guess someone being half an inch off what they can look/seem isn't exactly jaw dropping stuff, there'll always be margins for error like that. I'd probably still leave him at 6ft1 though unless there is further pictorial evidence to support 6ft0.5. 33 inseam would be exactly what you'd expect for a 6ft1 guy too.
Someone said on 14/Nov/19
This measurement sheet lists his height as "6 1/2": Click Here
Editor Rob
That's interesting indeed, the fact they had 7 1/4 for head size and other measurements like 33 inseam suggest some form of measurement.
Rich Paul said on 12/Nov/19
Grant towered over almost every actor he appeared with so 6’1’’ is spot-on correct. I do think by his 70s he possibly lost an inch.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Apr/19
Just saw some photos of him w/h Randolph Scott where they’re both barefoot. Angles are a bit dodgy but overall Grant stacks up well with him. About 1in tops between them
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/19
Out of bed: 187.7cm
Before bed: 185.8cm

I’m inclined to believe he did measure his claim but probably earlier in the day. Not convinced it was a shoe measurement and I definitely don’t buy that he just added that fraction for the sake of it. Nobody rounds up to 6ft1½ from 6ft1 flat. The movies that he’s best known for don’t give a good representation of his peak height. But in earlier stuff he did look at least 6ft1

Not need for a downgrade Rob. If anything I’d consider him the first 6ft1⅛ inductee
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Feb/19
Rob, how likely was 6ft2 out of bed for him?
Editor Rob
Definitely had a chance of hitting that mark.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Dec/18
Rob, could 6ft1½ be a shoe measurement or is it more likely he did once get that legitimately without shoes but at an earlier time?

I struggle to see him under 6ft1 peak. In the 50’s-60’s it’s agreeable he’d lost some height though
Editor Rob
Some actors might have given shoe measurement, or they had an earlier measurement. It's not impossible Grant at one stage hit that mark, though there is also the case when some actors just add a fraction like 'half' to their height.
Neelasish Sen Roy said on 26/Aug/18
Cary grant would be 6'1 1/4" tall at peak in 1930's,Rob?
Editor Rob
Well, you could make an argument for strong 6ft 1 at times. Maybe he measured 6ft 1.5 earlier in the day.
Neelasish Sen Roy said on 22/Aug/18
Cary Grant would be 6'2" in 1930's or 1940's or 187cm,Rob?
Editor Rob
I just can't see how Cary ever looked as tall as 6ft 2.
Mark Harrison said on 22/Aug/18
Nigel Bruce was six foot. He was about an inch shorter than Basil Rathbone.
berta said on 28/Jul/18
maybe he was measured at his claimin the morning?
Rabindra sankar sen roy said on 15/Jun/18
In youth he was full 6'1.5" tall. Nigel bruce and cary grant have same height 6'1.5"/187cm.
Mark Harrison said on 13/Jun/18
Victor McLaglen was 6'2.5".
Kevin said on 16/Apr/18
Legit 6'1 in his youth.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Mar/18
He looks max 3cm shorter than Randolph
Tall Sam said on 26/Mar/18
There are times where the difference between Grant and Scott can look only about an inch. Click Here
And no more than 2 inches under 6'3" Victor McLaglen: Click Here
I always thought Ralph Bellamy could've edged him but I think, if anything, Grant edged him out: Click Here
Lkk said on 15/Mar/18
Looks above 6'0 in this photograph with 6ft 2 ¼ Randolph Scott. Click Here
Mike said on 28/Nov/17

Watching “Topper”, starring Roland Young, Cary Grant, and Constance Bennett and thought Roland Young would be a great addition to your database.

movieguy said on 15/Nov/17
I don't really see him as much over 6ft. George Kennedy looked much taller in Charade as mentioned. I think Grant did have slightly poor posture with a rounded upper back and sloping shoulders.
Richard said on 8/Nov/17
Tyrone Power was 5'10" in ordinary shoes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Oct/17
Okay he does look close to 6ft2 w/h Tyrone Power

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Oct/17
Rob, I don't think 6ft1½ is a complete write-off. There just isn't any decent evidence from his earlier career that give us a better idea. He became a big star much later and by then he'd already developed various health problems (that he did a decent job of hiding on-screen) caused mainly from self-indulgence. Maybe not as extreme as Gable or Cooper but there's noticeable decline from the 40's to 50's...
James said on 11/Oct/17
Elvis was less than six foot.
THATDUDE said on 9/Oct/17
What do you think of this video Rob?at 0:23 and 1:09 a 66 year old Cary grant looked very close to boots wearing elvis presley Click Here
Editor Rob
yes, they looked like they would be very close in height there, Cary probably lost a bit by his mid 60's, though I still think 6ft 1.5 peak claim is too high for him.
Richard said on 23/Sep/17
Grant was 6'0.5" as a young man, and 5'11" in old age.
Andrew said on 19/Sep/17
Rob, I've been looking at pictures of Grant with Jimmy Stewart and some with Randolph Scott from the 1930s-40s. In all of them, Grant looks 1-1.5 inches shy of both men. I think Grant averaged a bit over 6 foot 1 in his day. I wager 1.86 meters like Errol Flynn seemed to be. What do you think?
Editor Rob
Randolph himself had claimed 6ft 2, so I think Grant's 6ft 1.5 claim is too much.
James said on 8/Sep/17
He may have worn lifts to look over six foot in some films.
Tom said on 17/Aug/17
Grant was 6' even. Possibly a half inch taller in his prime. But no way was he 6'1 &1.2''. He looked three inches shorter than 6'3'' Jimmy Stewart. Grant's character in Bachelor & the Bobby-Soxer is described as being six feet. Had he been taller, he would have been described being taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jun/17
Arsenic is one of the few occasions where he pulled off 6ft1½.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jun/17
I think 6ft0½ is too low for his peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jun/17
A prime Grant would edge out Ford. He could pull off 6ft1½ at times. Both men lost height early though
Sam said on 1/May/17
I'd say Kennedy could've been wearing some fairly large heeled boots (probably not really lifts) there and yeah by the early 1960s, I'd venture to say that Grant had lost maybe 0.5-0.75 inches from his peak height. By his last film, Grant was really not looking more than six foot even next to Jim Hutton.
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Richardspain said on 22/Apr/17
Grant was the typical guy 185cm (6'1)
Harrison ford never was 185cm, he was 184cm in peak,sure, so Grant was taller than Ford. And George Kennedy in Charade movie is taller than Cary Grant.

In Charade when Grant was near 60 years old he looked 183cm. George Kennedy maybe 190cm
James said on 18/Apr/17
Perhaps they used camera angles to make the height difference more extreme.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Apr/17
James, Grant had lost a bit by then but Kennedy was a very big man and would have been in his prime in Charade. Grant was maybe closer to 6ft and Kennedy was a solid 6ft4. About 4in between them. Coburn looked 6ft2 in that movie aswell
James said on 16/Apr/17
Was George Kennedy made to look taller in "Charade", or had Grant lost quite a bit of height?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Mar/17
185.5-186cm peak.
mister_lennon said on 2/Mar/17
He was around 185-186 peak. No less than that for sure.
in his last days, he looked about180-181.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Feb/17
I think 6ft1½ is arguable for his prime and by that I mean before he crossed over into stardom and indulging in the vices that came with it. No less than 6ft1 for sure.
James said on 3/Feb/17
He had brittle bones.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Feb/17
He looked about 5ft11 in the final years of his life.
mister_lennon said on 2/Feb/17
6'1 peak. 5'10-5'11 in his last days.
James said on 1/Feb/17
Grant was 5'10" when he died following a series of strokes.
darryl178 said on 29/Jan/17
Rob, how tall would you say Grant was in his last few years?
James said on 28/Jan/17
In "Charade" he looked more like six foot but he was almost 60 there.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jan/17
He's been reported consistently at 6ft1½ in articles (i.e. "...the six foot one and a half inch Grant") and he claimed it himself. It sounds like he got measured officially. Looking at his earliest stuff, he could certainly pull it off. I think 186cm is arguable and earlier in the day was 187cm. But he did lose height early on so by the late 50's he maybe wasn't quite that.
James said on 15/Dec/16
Could excessive smoking have caused Grant to lose height by his mid-50s? He quit in 1957 but it may have already done some damage.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/16
By the late 1950's he'd dropped a good centimetre.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Sep/16
185/186cm range is fine then since he could look as low as 184cm and as high as 187cm
Arch Stanton said on 5/Jul/16
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jun/16
Rob, could 186cm be closer?
Editor Rob: I think about 6ft 1 is ok for him, at times he did look above and even a bit below the mark...but I think by his 50's he did lose a wee fraction.

He could certainly look 6'1.5 in his 1930s films. But by late 1950s really looked around 6'0.5 I thought.
charlie said on 4/Jul/16
6 ft 1 i doubt it. There's many movies where he is standing beside 5 ft 9 guys and they stand side by side.5 ft 10 max
Tom said on 19/Jun/16
It was "Bringing Up Baby" that made him a big star in 1938. He was 28 when his Hollywood career began and after five years making films he worried he was becoming too old to become famous. James Stewart and Errol Flynn were already established stars.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jun/16
Rob, could 186cm be closer?
Editor Rob
I think about 6ft 1 is ok for him, at times he did look above and even a bit below the mark...but I think by his 50's he did lose a wee fraction.
Sam said on 9/Jun/16
Yeah, The Awful Truth is usually considered his breakout star role & came out in 1937 when he was 33. I doubt he lost height until 20 or more years later.
James said on 4/May/16
Grant was 34 when he became a major star.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Apr/16
The problem is that he was well into his 40's when he shot to stardom. There's hardly anything of him in his 20's-30's to go by. So, the question is could he have once been 6ft1½ legitimately?
James said on 18/Apr/16
Grant was six foot.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Apr/16
He was probably down to about 6ft0½ in the 1960's but I think in the 30's-40's he was a big 6ft1 guy maybe 6ft1¼
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Apr/16
Rob, which zone at peak?

A) 6ft1¼-6ft2
B) 6ft1-6ft1¾
C) 6ft0¾-6ft1½
D) 6ft0½-6ft1¼
E) 6ft0¼-6ft1
Editor Rob
between C probably
Tom said on 15/Mar/16
Grant was 60 in "Charade".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Mar/16
He didn't look 6ft1 at all in Charade. Coburn, Matthau and Kennedy were noticeably taller than him. A 6ft1 guy should be able to hold his own with guys between 6ft2 to 6ft4.
Sam said on 7/Mar/16
Yeah did look shorter than a few of his co-stars in Charade, especially George Kennedy (RIP) who could look at least 5 inches taller in their fight scene...I don't think Grant was ever a lift-wearer but it's possible Kennedy had some help as Kennedy looked huge, having quite a bit of height not only over Grant but also James Coburn, seemingly more than 2 inches difference.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Feb/16
He looked the similar to as Raymond Massey in Arsenic so a strong 6ft1 is certainly not out of the question peak
Gregorovich said on 15/Feb/16
There is a pic with Cary Grant and President Ford together in 1976. Ford looks at least two inches taller, and if Ford was 6 foot even, grant was 5'10" in 1976.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Feb/16
Agreed. I could buy him getting measured at that in the morning and just going with it. But if he really stayed in that range into the evening, he'd be stacking up much better with guys from 6ft2 up to 6ft4.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jan/16
Rob, how likely is 6ft1½ for a young Grant?
Editor Rob
earlier in the day he probably could be near it, but I don't think he looked a guy who would always be between 6ft 1 and 2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jan/16
Rob, could you add Charade to that list?

Grant looks sub-6ft next George Kennedy, James Coburn and Walter Matthau. But he was pushing 60 by that stage.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Aug/15
Rob two films I think you should see for Grant comparisons are The Grass in Greener and Operation Petticoat. Difficult to see him taller than Mitchum and if Tony Curtis was really just 5'8.75 Grant looked barely over 6ft. I thought Grant looked the exact same height as Mitchum in the Grass is Greener, there's a scene in which they're stood very close for quite a long time. Sam also thought they looked the same when Grant stood his best, but Steve reckons Mitchum had an inch on Grant. He'd have been 55 by that period, did he lose height quite early? He doesn't look to have with Connery but in films of the 60s Grant could really look no more than 6 ft at times. If you watch Arsenic and Lace, Grant was eye to eye with Raymond Massey who could at times pull off look 186-7 range with others. Grant did look a decent 6'1" in the 30 and 40s. Should we assume then that he'd lost a bit by early 60s which accounts for Mitchum being the same height or as Steve says looking taller? See them if you can and tell us what you think.
Editor Rob
it's possibly by mid 50's for Grant to have lost a fraction. Certainly you can argue Grant in 6ft 0.5 range is a possibility.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Aug/15
Connery is slouching though.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Jul/15
@Sam Charade was a great film, but so were most of his films. Personally if Rob had to add another one I'd probably ask for Monkey Business or I Was a Male War Bride, both among the greatest comedy films ever made.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Jul/15
@Sam/Rob, difficult to argue under 6 ft 1 with Connery in 1957 here! Click Here Plus Grant had begun to look a little shorter in the late 50s that he did in 30s and 40s!
Sam said on 21/Jul/15
I personally preferred Charade over To Catch a Thief, although Grace Kelly is perhaps at her most stunning in Thief.
mande2013 said on 17/Jul/15
How about adding Charade to the list of films, Rob?
Editor Rob
I'm trying to limit the descriptions to 10 films.
Sam said on 10/Jul/15
Grant's biographies which all state he was 6'1":
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Here's that quote from Grant of 6'1.5" but he mentions "I'm shrinking."
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...and Cole Porter's bio which notes that "six-foot-two" Grant was picked to play 5'6" Cole Porter.
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Gonzalo said on 3/Jul/15
Cary Grant and Adrien Brody
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Arch Stanton said on 15/Jun/15
Grant was eye to eye with Mitchum in Grass is Greener though so around 184 by early 1960s.
Arch Stanton said on 12/Jun/15
He did look it, easily in his 30s and 40s films. But by the late 50s he really looked no more than 6', see him with Tony Curtis in Operation Petticoat for instance.
James B said on 11/Jun/15
Well 6'1 seemed hard to believe in some of his films
Arch Stanton said on 10/Jun/15
@ Rob I have that on DVD as I couldn't find it on the web! It's towards the end of the film. Perhaps as you said somewhere it's not good to judge people when moving, but they were both running similar. Not sure on road level, I think it was near cnetre of the road. A few things could explain it but if you really watch it you'll see what I mean, it really does look a big height loss compared to earlier in the movie which looks sus. If you see it I think you'll believe the full 6 ft 5 for Jim. I've found some of his early 30s films which I'll be watching sometime, seen most from 1940 to 1966 at the end now.
Arch Stanton said on 9/Jun/15
Grant is in slip on leather type shoes actually, Hutton is in sneakers. But really, Grat suddenly looked to lose near 2 inches next to him in comparison and looked nearer 5 ft 11!!
Arch Stanton said on 9/Jun/15
Rob I've made a big discovery on Grant. In the film Walk Don't Run he looked just about 6 ft 1 with 6'5" ish Hutton, although 6'0.5 at times. However, later on they're in a Race walk and Grant is in sneakers like Hutton and suddenly he's lost a good 1-2 inches and looks more 6 inches shorter and dwarfs him!!! The difference from earlier is very noticeable. It seems to point to lifts. He looks near 2 inches shorter than he did next to him earlier in the film. Now was he wearing lifts in his earlier films too?
Editor Rob
I have a big cary grant box set to watch one spare week, so I might pay some attention to anything like that...
Arch Stanton said on 9/Jun/15
Could look 184 with 6'5" Jim Hutton in Walk Don't Run but might have lost a bit by mid 1960s..
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Apr/15
He could look up to 6ft1½(187cm) at times.
Sam said on 1/Apr/15
Never seen The Pride and the's a photo with Grant next to Sophia Loren and Frank Sinatra.
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A picture from that film with Sinatra and Grant, the latter could look 6 inches taller there.
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Good find on the photo with Connery, never thought there'd be a picture with those two.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Feb/15
Maybe it was just one scene, he looks about 5 inches taller than Sinatra generally.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Feb/15
He looked a weak 6'2" in The Pride and the Passion with Frank Sinatra! Totally shrimped him!
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 14/Feb/15
He looked at least 6ft 1in in the classic film 'Notorious'.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Feb/15
At times he could look 6'1.5, at other times he could a weak 6'1".
Gonzalo said on 11/Feb/15
Cary Grant not looking much shorter than Sean Connery. Grant isn´t standing straight.

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Arch Stanton said on 31/Jan/15
Amazing, really? I thought An Affair to Remember was one of his weaker films, largely because of the lack of chemistry with Kerr. Grant had wonderful chemistry with most of his stars, Kerr wasn't really one of them. The music to the film though is amazing, and I worked it out on piano and guitar and play it with my other jazz tunes!
Gonzalo said on 30/Jan/15
Well, Sam. I hope you are not talking about "An affair to remember", a dramatic film in which Grant was simply amazing. The last scene, in which he does almost all the talking and acting, is unforgettable: the way he moves, the way he changes mood....Just incredible
Sam said on 5/Jan/15
Grant hated his own performance in Arsenic and Old Lace but I agree it's great, Capra's funniest film. Bringing Up Baby I hold up as the definitive screwball comedy, I would say Philadelphia Story qualifies as the definitive romantic comedy. I feel like Grant was always excellent in comic or semi-comic roles but some what hit-or-miss in his dramatic roles, excepting those directed by Hitchcock.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jan/15
Those are his more definitive films yeah, but That Touch of Mink and Charade I personally find among his most enjoyable although virtually all of those listed above are superb films, especially Arsenic and Bringing Up Baby.
Sam said on 19/Dec/14
Just noticed that Grant has just 8 films credited, hard call on filling it out to 10 but I'd say add The Awful Truth and His Girl Friday...just ahead of Only Angels Have Wings and Charade.
Sam said on 1/Dec/14
Rob, Grant worthy of a photo?
Editor Rob
everybody is worthy of a photo.
Sam said on 24/Nov/14
I imagine there was some height loss for Grant in Charade but I wonder if Kennedy was wearing big shoes, he looked enormous...more like 5 inches taller than Grant, maybe 4 over James Coburn. In other roles, Kennedy seemed only a flat 6'4" but he looked like a 6'5"+ giant there.
Lebensdorf said on 23/Nov/14
Looked 6'1 next to 6'3 James Stewart. Certainly 6'1 at peak. He looked this height in North by Northwest, as the tallest cast member in that movie, edging out Martin Landau, but by the time he made Charade, he looked no more than 6 feet next to George Kennedy.
Sam said on 18/Nov/14
I would say Grant looked relative to other actors how a 187 cm guy would look with a modern cast since the average was shorter back in his time, IMO a solid 6'1" guy and would have edged out at peak more recent 6'1" claiming leading men such as Tom Hanks, Denzel or Harrison Ford. 6'1" is a better listing though than his claim of 6'1.5".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Nov/14
He could appear 6ft1½ at times. Near 6ft flat by the time of his death though.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Nov/14
He could look 187 at times. In Only Angels Have Wings he looked nearer 6'2" actually in some scenes, but generally I think 185 is spot on. In some films from the late 50s and early 60s he could look barely over the 6' mark. It's difficult to see 187 with Tony Curtis for example.
mike said on 11/Nov/14
Sam reply: Well like Arch said in his earlier movies he can look between 6ft 1 and 2 and i agree. 6ft 1 is fine listing maybe 186?
Sam said on 28/Oct/14
mike, Arch said "185 has to be spot on." not 6'1.5". He was a 6'1" man IMO, the 6'1.5" claim trying to squeeze a bit extra or perhaps a morning height or measured in sandals or slippers.
mike said on 16/Oct/14
He could've been 6ft 1.5 peak i agree with Arch.
Sam said on 15/Sep/14
Grant kind of had a bullish neck and could seemed broad across the shoulders, at least until he put on Ralph Bellamy jacket & looked like a teenager putting on dads big jacket. Yeah, he could have been closer to 170 lb, but I could still see up to 30 lbs. more on Grant compared to the skinny Stewart in the 30s/40s but not 50 lbs.
Arch Stanton said on 23/May/14
Ha I thought it was him. Harry Guardino of Dirty Harry fame was the guy in Houseboat! A little less craggy faced back then but still recognizable!!
Arch Stanton said on 23/May/14
Compared to Brando Sam, yes Bogart had a low number of flops. I personally thought ones like High Sierra were really overrated films though, even if I enjoyed most of his movies.
Arch Stanton said on 23/May/14
I find it hard to believe he was 180 pounds and Jimmy Stewart 130 pounds!! Grant looked very thin in the late 50s, underweight if anything. He didn't as heavy as 180 at that time anyway.
Gonzalo said on 7/May/14
Grant, Stewart and Cooper are the leading actors with a higher number of masterpieces in their careers and the ones who have worked with the best directors ever: Ford, Hawks, Wilder, Hitchcock, Capra, Cukor, Stevens, McCarey, Vidor, Lang, Mann, Lubitsch, Wyler, DeMille, Mankiewicz, Donen, Stenberg, Preminger, Borzage
Sam said on 6/May/14
Agreed on Grant & Stewart, I might disagree on Bogart, I think his flop quota is fairly low. I feel that Clark Gable and Gary Cooper had a pretty solid number of weaker movies in their career.
Arch Stanton said on 5/May/14
Bogart IMO had a high number of duds than both Grant and Stewart.
Arch Stanton said on 5/May/14
Agreed Sam. Cary Grant was one of those rare actors who could make a mediocre film watchable. Like Jimmy Stewart the vast majority of his films are very good and I've enjoyed every performance of each I've seen to date. He could look 187 in some of his 30s and early 40s movies like Fonda could, but yeah by late 50s he was looking nearer 6 ft.
Gonzalo said on 5/May/14
Cary Grant is simply one the best actor in cinema history. French director Jean Renoir said that God invented cinema in order Jean Gabin to act. I think the same sentence can be used for Grant. Just watch the final scene of "An affair to remember" to see what acting is about. Nobody can compare to him by the way he moves on the screen. He was one of a kind.
In his old films he looked around 1,85-86. He looked tall next to James Stewart in The Philadelphia Story. In the fifties he looked more 1´82-83
Sam said on 25/Apr/14
I read an opinion on a film board that Grant's filmography had a high crap-to-good ratio, I think the opposite, even Grant's weaker movies usually have something to recommend them and he clearly had a good eye for material that suited his strengths. Anyway, rewatching The Philadelphia Story, there seems to be no way that Grant dipped much (if at all) under 6'1" since the difference between him and 6'3"+ Jimmy Stewart seems 2 inches max.
Arch Stanton said on 25/Apr/14
George Kennedy actually looked 6'4.5" in Charade.
Arch Stanton said on 25/Apr/14
185 has to be spot on. He also had about 2 cm on 6 ft Nigel Bruce in Suspicion. 185 checks out in nearly every comparison, although later on he could look a bit shorter.
Michael said on 10/Apr/14
I'd say he was over 6' 2" in agreement with the chap who met him in Cleveland. No way was he under 6'.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Mar/14
Mmm I dunno, in other scenes Grant only looks between 1 and 2 inches shorter than McLagen. But there's quite a few actors in the film who were taller than him.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Mar/14
Victor McLagen listed at 6'3" actually makes Grant look 6' range in Gunga Din.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Mar/14
Oddly looks average in Gunga Din, a lot of actors in it were taller.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Mar/14
In The Awful Truth I agree that Bellamy looked as if he slightly edged out Cary but they're practically the same height.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Mar/14
A little nutmeg? LOL yeah The Awful Truth is a great film, close to His Girl Friday in comedic quality and timing. Agreed.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Mar/14
Looks barely taller than Noah Beery, Sr. in She Done Him Wrong.
Sam said on 30/Jan/14
I actually thought Bellamy just edged Cary Grant out but there's only a weak cm if that between them. Bellamy had surprisingly broad shoulders which made him look bigger overall IMO than Grant did, despite Grant's kind of thick neck. This is most apparent when Grant wears Bellamy's jacket in The Awful Truth, which is almost as great as His Girl Friday.
Arch Stanton said on 29/Jan/14
But he was exact same height as Raymond Massey and Bob Mitchum, both 185cm. Ralph Bellamy in my opinion looked a bit shorter though in His Girl Friday.
Arch Stanton said on 29/Jan/14
In fairness he could look 6'1.5" in the 30s and 40s, but in the 1950s and 1960s he really didn't look over 6'1", in fact he could look barely over 6' at times.
mark thomas said on 13/Jan/14
saw cary grant in Cleveland on his lecture tour....he was in his eighties and still looked great......I'm 6'4', and walked right up to him after show, and definitely was well OVER 6'2', and that's at eighty two...sadly he passed away shortly after that appearance.....
Arch Stanton said on 29/Dec/13
That's a good selection that'll do!
Arch Stanton said on 28/Dec/13
Rob this isn't going to be easy given that virtually every film of his is great but can you mention some of his notable films. The ones I think worthy of mentioning are Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, His Girl Friday, Arsenic and Old Lace, Notorious, The Bishop's Wife, To Catch a Thief, An Affair to Remember, North by Northwest and Charade.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Dec/13
Spot on I think. He was the exact same height as Raymond Massey in Arsenic and Old Lace who was listed at 1.85m. He could look near 6'2" in some of his 30s and 40s movies granted though.
avi said on 12/Dec/13
Plain vanilla 6'1 guy he may seem but probably 6'0.5 . He's the Brad Pitt of the 1940s and 50s
Mr. Kaplan said on 14/Nov/13
I think Grant was halfway between 6' and 6'1 at his peak.
Sam said on 30/Oct/13
Here he looks like he could easily be 6'1.5" if not more with 6'3.75" listed Howard Hughes...however, I think the truth is that Grant seems 6'1" in almost every other context, so Hughes is probably a little less than his listing/claim.
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Arch Stanton said on 26/Oct/13
Him and Bob Mitchum do indeed look the exact same height in Grass is Greener. However, Grant tends to slouch a lot and Mitchum can often seem a bit taller but they're really about as you've listed them.
Arch Stanton said on 26/Oct/13
Rob pause at 52:20 Click Here Do you think 185 looks right next to George Kennedy? Kennedy could have course have been 6'4.5" peak but I'm not sure he was.
Arch Stanton said on 2/Oct/13
Looks around the same height as 185cm listed Gig Young in That Touch of Mink. At times though Grant can look 2cm taller and at times Young can look 2cm taller, they're about the same height I think!
Arch Stanton said on 16/Sep/13
Yup, he was looking this in both North by North West and To Catch a Thief too. His suit in North by North West was awesome and read that it is apparently the most iconic male suit!
Arch Stanton said on 4/Sep/13
Yeah I think this is OK. Barefoot next to Katherine Hepburn in Bringing up Baby he looks about 5 inches taller barefoot than her. Not sure what shoe size he wore but his feet look massive, at least a size 13 I'd say. Proportionally his feet look way too big for his body!
Arch Stanton said on 14/Aug/13
Rob see 80-82 minutes of Click Here He looks 184-5 next to 5'10.5" John Howard and seems about 2-2.5 inches shorter than Jimmy Stewart. 185 looks accurate compared to both don't you think?
Editor Rob
I think 185 is ok for him, wouldn't mind the job Jimmy had there, carrying katherine around!
Arch Stanton said on 14/Aug/13
Na, Jimmy Stewart looks easily 2 inches taller.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Aug/13
Mmm watching The Philadelphia story and he actually seems nearer 6'2" than 6'1" actually at times next to Jimmy Stewart and Katherine Hepburn. He seems a bit taller in the 40s than he did later on, did he lose height by the late 50s? He might have lost an inch by then and was 6'1.5" peak? I think he looked 6'1.5" next to Niven in the Bishop's Wife too.
Sam said on 24/Jul/13
Robert Mitchum and Cary Grant appear to have been the same height:
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James said on 14/Jul/13
Army records as others have pointed out would be accurate, Clearly 6'1"
Arch Stanton said on 27/May/13
@Marcus, clearly you've not seen many of his films! Watch Operation Petticoat, he looks 1.5 inches shorter than two genuine 6'1.5" guys in that film!! He looks near 6' than 6'1 next to Curtis. He did look a solid 6'1"next to Niven in Bishop's wife though but the more I look into it the more I think Niven was nearer 5'11" flat.
marcus said on 22/May/13
6'1.5" seems right to me
Arch Stanton said on 22/May/13
He looks 4 inches taller than Tony Curtis in Operation Petticoat which I see you have at 5'8.75". Looks about right. 185 is definitely nearer than 187 i think.
Arch Stanton said on 22/May/13
185 looks the most he could be in Operation Petticoat, looks similar on screen to Reagan in height and build, I could buy 184, but he did look an easy 6'1" next to David Niven didn't he.
Arch Stanton said on 22/May/13
Rob Bryant says on 3/Mar/13
If the army records say he was 6'-1.5" that was his height period. Who cares what some of these people think that have never met him. You can't judge by comparing them to other stars in movies the camera angles can make who ever they choose appear to look taller. And don't forget the elevator shoes. Cary Grant 6'-1.5" Remember Randolf Scott liked em tall.

In some scenes where you can see ground level, footwear and whole body, films are actually an excellent way to judge height. I do it all the time and mostly I find the comparisons check out with what Rob has listed them at on here or look very close. Occasionally you'll get some freak ones like James Caan in The Godfather seeming a lot taller but generally if you can see footwear and full body proportions I find you can make a good judgement if on a flat floor interior, its the outdoor scenes, when you can't see below the torso, and when camera angle isn't straight that you have to be wary.
Arch Stanton said on 22/May/13
Watching Operation Petticoat right now and he had 1.5 MAX on 5'11 listed Robert F. Simon.
Rob Bryant said on 3/Mar/13
If the army records say he was 6'-1.5" that was his height period. Who cares what some of these people think that have never met him. You can't judge by comparing them to other stars in movies the camera angles can make who ever they choose appear to look taller. And don't forget the elevator shoes. Cary Grant 6'-1.5" Remember Randolf Scott liked em tall.
James said on 22/Feb/13
6ft0.5 (184cm)
Dubles said on 8/Feb/13
He always looked a good 6'.2" or more to me, maybe just carried himself well. Wouldn't imagine he bothered with 'lifts', he was well tall enough for his leading ladies..
Anon said on 18/Jan/13
I knew Cary. He was a tad shorter toward the end of his life. In youth a hair under 6 ft. tall. Near the end 5'11 and a hair.
James said on 13/Jan/13
He can look 5'11 in pics with Jim stewart
Sam said on 3/Dec/12
That photo with Monroe is a strange one, in that he looks closer to 5'11". He never looked that short next to her in the film Monkey Business, more around 5 inches taller.
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Also around the same height as Joe DiMaggio next to Monroe:
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Copnovelist195 said on 9/Nov/12
I would put him at about 5ft10 or 11. In Walk Don't Run, 6ft5 Jim Hutton towered over him.
Willy said on 25/Oct/12
6'4'' George Kennedy had a full four inches on him in Charade (1963). However, at the age of then 59, Grant had finally started to age (and rapidly at that) and would go on to make only two more films before his retirement. Therefore, I believe that the posters who estimate him as a weak 6'1'' are correct and would assume a peak height of 6'0.75'' for Cary and 6' flat in 1963.
thetruth said on 13/Oct/12
I'd say he was a good 6ft but not sure if he was taller. He did a film with Robert Mitchum and he was slightly shorter than his 6'1'' co-star I seem to recall.
Nick Nock said on 15/Sep/12
Standing beside him I would've bet Mr Grant was at least 6'2" (You Brits can fill in the cms.) Perhaps I had begun shrinking, but, hey, I was only 37.5 at the time!
Nick Nack said on 15/Sep/12
5'10?? Cary Grant? Baloney! I was 5'11.5" and Grant standing beside me towered over me, to my surprise and revelation. So yeah, he was quite a bit over 6 ft. (USA measure, because that is where the meeting occurred)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Sep/12
"Cary Grant height: 6 ft 0.75 in (185cm)"
Hard time believing he was 187cm. Out of bed maybe?
Ginger Davis said on 4/Aug/12
You can tell he was tall. Watch Suspicion!!
Jake: 1.82 m-- 1.83 m-- 1.84 m said on 2/Aug/12
Grant was much taller than the sub-6ft heights being mooted below. He was somewhere in the range of 6' 0.5" (1.84 m)- 6' 1.25" (1.86 m).
Gregg said on 27/Jul/12
@dora glasberg I have the same photo in the book "Cary Grant: A Celebration by Richard Schickel". Since Marilyn Monroe is listed here as 5'5.5" and I'd say you're about right about the height difference between the two, that would make Grant 5'10.5", or perhaps Shaun's estimate of 5'11". Seems plausible.
rafa said on 10/Jun/12
One of mu favourite classic Holywood actors!
Harrison Roberts said on 31/Jan/12
Page 184 "That's Amore" by Ricci Martin Carry Grant standing behine Prince Charles who is shaking hands with Dean Martin Grant appears to be the same height as Prince Charles who is in the 5'10" range Martin is leaning forward Grant could not have lost that much height was he ever 6'1 go fiqure!!!!! let me know
talker said on 13/Dec/11
he looked 6'0.5".
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m said on 17/Nov/11
6ft 0.5in, maybe his claim was with shoes.
Shaun said on 12/Nov/11
Mmm was he really more 5'11" and wore lifts?
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m said on 11/Nov/11
James Stewart was a strong 6' 3" (191-192 cm), Grant maybe a weak 6' 1".
dora glasberg said on 30/Aug/11
Saw a pic of Grant next to Marilyn Monroe ('Monkey Business'). Both barefoot in bathing suits. Marilyn was about 5' 3", Grant looks ONLY to be 5" taller. Go figure.
Kate said on 21/Aug/11
Just saw him standing next to roland young in a movie and cary was much taller than young.
Roland young looked about 5 ft 10".
Sam said on 12/Aug/11
I see a max 2 inch difference with Stewart in The Philadelphia Story. Guess it shows what a difference perception makes.
Jay said on 11/Aug/11
Always looked tall and was about centimeter or two taller than Mitchum in The Grass is Greener. If Mitchum is correct at 185cm and he always looked that height at a minimum, then it is likely Grant was 186cm.
Jackey0888 said on 1/Jul/11
How many male actors wore lifts in their shoes?!!!
Mr. Kaplan said on 13/Jun/11
Why should we be jealous of him? He looks almost three inches shorter than Stewart at times in that film. Never over 6'1".
adam2 said on 11/Jun/11
Rampage, dead on.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jun/11
Anne said on 15/Feb/11
Ok, as to the whole weight issue, grant was heavier in the 30's and 40's but in the early 50's he got really sick and lost a lot of weight. don't try to take away from the man who was gorgeous up till the day he died
Red said on 7/Feb/11
I think if you watch Philadelphia story he's 6'1-6'1.5 you can see that when he's with Jimmy Stewart. Why does everyone on these forums try to bring down peoples heights. Don't be jealous of Cary Grant.
James said on 19/Dec/10
by the time of north by north west was probably 6ft 1/2 (184cm)
rebel peter said on 11/Nov/10
I think grant was 6.1 surely he was a tall man indeed
James said on 9/Nov/10
Weak 6'1 like harrison ford......
Frank2 said on 2/Jul/09
Grant and Scott:

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6'1" Henry Fonda with Scott:

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Frank2 said on 2/Jul/09
No Adam. Scott was 6'3" and Wayne was 6'4". If Scott was only 6'2" then Cary Grant would have been 5'11". I've seen photos of Grant and Scott who by the way were roommates and there's a definite three inch difference.
Gonzalo said on 1/Jul/09
In the 30s and 40s he looked over 6`1. In the fifties and sixties 6`0. Another case for mystery.
Adam strikes back against Wayne. He pursues him all over the site!!
adam said on 30/Jun/09
Correct Frank. And Randolph Scott was 6-2. Wayne probably 6-2
Frank2 said on 30/Jun/09
Grant was 6' even. Here he is with 5'10" Charles Coburn:

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Sam said on 16/Jan/09
Also he is the same height or slightly taller than 6'1" Noah Berry in She Done Him Wrong. Around 1980, he is a bit shorter than 6'1" Ronald Reagan.
Sam said on 16/Jan/09
I suspect he lost some height over time. He holds his own heightwise with James Stewart (6'3") and Randolph Scott (6'3"+) in the 1930s (probably less than 2 inches difference). But in the 1960s, he is much shorter than George Kennedy (6'4") and Jim Hutton (6'5")
Patrick said on 16/Jan/09
In Gunga Din, he looks really tall and no less than 6'1 anyway. But he was slender and so refined he can give the impression of being taller when on his own.
George H. said on 16/Sep/08
I found another one of Grant with Beatty and Philips from a different angle Click Here
Hugh said on 6/Sep/08
Between 6ft1 and 6ft2. Closer to 6ft2. He always looked quite tall.
Frank2 said on 29/Aug/08
It worked. Thanks!
Frank2 said on 29/Aug/08
I hate tinyurl. Many times the links don't work.

Editor Rob
it's to do with the referrer, in the comment below you click the url when the image doesn't show and hit return or try CTRL+F5 and many times it should show.
Frank2 said on 28/Aug/08
Grant with director 5'6" Frank Capra and 6'3" Jimmy Stewart:

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Grant with 6'2" Warren Beatty:

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Grant and 5'10" Pat Boone:

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Frank2 said on 28/Aug/08
Grant was 6' even when I first saw him in the late 1960s. That was when he maintained an office at Universal in a large bungalow. He had a cream-colored Rolls Royce Silver Cloud with a big dent in the front fender. It seems someone hit him and he refused to fix it until the guilty party paid him. The dent remained for several months. So long that I saw some rust starting to form. Grant was a notorious tightwad. So tight he even charged for autographs.
Mario said on 28/Aug/08
I would say that he was 6 ft 1.5 in his 30s, and that he was about 6 ft 1 in his 'charade' days. By the 80s he could have been under the 6 ft mark, but I con only judge his pictures since he dind't make any movie's after the 60s. James Stewart was 6 ft 3.5 in my opinion.
Frank2 said on 26/Aug/08
Grant was described as being 6 feet tall in BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY SOXER.

Most stars are listed taller than they are or were. Grant was quite thin, probably no more than 165 lbs. in his prime. I met him when he was older and he was hardly any taller than me and I'm 5'11". By then he had put on some weight. I did see him one day at Universal way back when he had an office there. At the time he was in his sixties and looked to be a solid six feet.
Frank2 said on 3/Aug/08
Wayne looked about two inches taller than Mclaglen in THE QUIET MAN. Wayne was a solid 6'4". I met him a couple of times when he was at Universal doing ROOSTER COGBURN. One day he was wearing moccasins and he towered over me. And this was when he was older. Wayne was a big man! Big in every way. We sure don't have stars like him any more. Really a shame.
Ed(1) said on 2/Aug/08
Frank2, if Mclaglen was only 6ft2, then Wayne must have been 6ft3 tops around the time of The Quiet Man! I could see that!
Frank2 said on 2/Aug/08
Richard Nixon was 5'10". Cary Grant was 6' or just slight taller, maybe by half an inch. Victor McLaglen was around 6'2". Now, Victor's son Andy who's been a successful film director is huge. He's up there in height with Michael Crichton. I think Andy is 6'7" and Crichton is 6'9" making then the tallest directors in Hollywood.
BK_Daniel said on 23/Jun/08
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BK_Daniel said on 22/Jun/08
He lookes a good 2 inches shorter than Jimmy Stewart. He's a slim guy and has and may look 6'2" at times but doesn't really seam to tower over guys like James Mason. I think he is 6'1" flat. The reason James Stewart looks closer to Grant's height is because he is very thin and his width would be that of an average 6'2"er.
Ed(1) said on 15/Jun/08
I don't know what kind of camera trickery they used in Gunga Din, but Grant was nearly identical to Victor Mclaglen(6ft3),who was virtually the same height as John Wayne(6ft4) in The Quiet Man? Grant wears vintage style British Calvary boots from the late 1800's, which have a heel like a cowboy boot(1.5-2in). He had to have been at least 6ft1 to pull off looking the same height as Mclaglen, but what I don't get is how come Mclaglen wore the same boots but wasn't still 2 inches taller then Grant?
Sam Troy said on 16/Apr/08
He is 6'1" or 6'1.5" because he seems about two inches smaller than James Stewart who was 6'3"
Anonymous said on 7/Mar/08
look at elvis photo with president nixon he looks elvis is considerebely taller and nixon officialy was 182cm.
observer said on 26/Feb/08
I read something very interesting in the travel section of the Sunday paper about a Cary Grant movie that was filmed in Malibu Creek State Park. The movie, filmed in 1948, is "Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House." The Blandings House was built at seven-eighths scale so that Cary Grant would appear taller. Mr. Blandings House is now a park office.

Cary Grant looked to be about 6'1" in his movies. Maybe things in many of his movies were scaled down to make him appear taller than he really was.
anonymous said on 20/Aug/07
In the movie 'His Girl Friday', he looks at least 5 inches taller than his costar Rosalind Russell & she was at least 5'7" plus.
TJ said on 6/Jun/07
In that clip with Elvis, he wasn't a couple of inches shorter. They were about the same height - Cary possibly a tiny bit smaller. Elvis wore boots with heels in that period though.
lrua said on 5/Jun/07
I don't think he was ever 6'1", that was pure hollywood fantasy, probably 5'11" and looking even shorter later in life, there is a clip of him bak stage at one of Elvis Presley's Vegas shows, looking a couple of inches shorter that Elvis.
Josh said on 29/Apr/07
Brah said on 23/Feb/07
Rob, in this article, "Cary Grant responded to the "How tall are you?" question with, “Six feet and a half inch tall.”
Time for a downgrade perhaps?

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Editor Rob
link to other interpretation
daver said on 25/Jan/07
i think cary grant LOOKED 6'1-1/2" in his films definitely-whether he actually WAS is another question
he always looks very tall by himself but when he was with women in his films (i.e. grace kelly in 'to catch a thief') he always makes the woman look very tall (i thought grace kelly was about 5'10 when i saw her next to him)
what im saying is that he gives the appearance of being 6'1.5", maybe even 6'2" but in reality, he was probably a very well proportioned 6 footer (maybe 6'0.5"ish)
Gonzalo said on 27/Sep/06
That pic with Moore proves nothing. Grant is behind him. Grant was 6`0 or 6`1, that`s clear. In his early films he looked very tall but when he was in his fifties he looked 6 feet even
Anonymous said on 27/Jun/06
I'd say from my viewings of his movies he was 6' or a little over. I've also read biographies where he was described as 6'2'' and this surprised me a little as he never came across on film as that big. He just doesn't look like a 6'2'' guy. I've seen the film with Mitchum that frank2 mentions and my recollection is in agreement with his, Mitchum was a little taller than Grant.
Frank2 said on 21/Jun/06
That photo looks like he's with Roger Moore and is at least three inches shorter. Grant is standing behind Moore making him look like he's four inches shorter. The funny thing is I ran into Moore one day in Beverly Hills and he was just aout my height or 5'11", maybe a half an inch taller at most. By then he was getting up there, possibly already in his mid-seventies. He was also quite smashed!
Mario said on 21/Jun/06
I have never seen a 6 feet listing for Cary and Cary himself did state in the 30s that he was 6 ft 1.5. What does it matter that he says 6 feet in a movie? And from what I know Paramount did also list him as 6 ft 1.5.

Also let's not forget that Cary was was big Sloucher.

In this pic, he's in 82 years old and he doesn't look more than 5 ft 11.
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Frank2 said on 20/Jun/06
As far as I know, Cary never did lie about his height. In the film The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer they listed his height as being six feet. Paramount publicity listed him at six feet. Then in the 1980's we started reading stuff like when Richard Schickel wrote in his book Cary, a Celebration that Grant was 6'2". Then I started reading he was even 6'3"! Utter nonsense!

I met Cary when he was in his early sixties. He was about an inch taller than me. I'm getting up there myself and haven't lost any height. I know several people who are way up there such as producer AC Lyles who haven't lost height as they've aged. Cary was never more than possibly just over 6'.

Look, I have The Grass is Greener, just double checked it and in the back-to-back shot, Mitchum is an inch taller. That's the best check of their height variance.

Have you ever watched Operation Petticoat? In it Cary is visibly shorter than Dick Sargent. Dick was about 6'2" or slightly under. I know since I met him as well. Watch the film and then tell me that Cary isn't at least two inches shorter than Sargent. Then watch the film Destination Tokyo and notice that Cary is shorter by at least two inches than 6'2" John Ridgley. Cary is also as short when standing next to Ridgley in Arsenic and Old Lace. In that same film, Cary is two inches shorter than 6'2" Jack Carson. Both Ridgley and Carson play policemen in the classic Capra comedy.
Mario said on 19/Jun/06
Most of the time they look the same height, sometimes Cary looks taller other times Mitchum. We also don't should forget that Cary was 56 years old when this film came out, so it's pretty normal that he has lost an half inch by this time.

Cary Grant peak height: 6 ft 1.5 (based on his movie's of the 30s and 40s)
Cary Grant height in the late 50s, early 60s is 6 ft 1
Cary Grant height in the 80s, hmmm difficult, I don't know?

Really this man dind't have any reason to lie about his height, he was a legitimate 6 ft 1.5.
Frank2 said on 18/Jun/06
I have the film and just checked it. Grant is an inch shorter than 6'1" Mitchum when they stand back to back. Grant is also an inch shorter than 6'1" Martin Landau. I also met Cary and being 5'11" I noticed he was only an inch taller than me.
piwo81 said on 18/Jun/06
He was the same height or max 1 cm shorter then Robert Mitchum in "The Grass Is Greener" from 1959. There is a scene in which they are dueling and stand back to back. There is almost no difference between them in other scenes.
David said on 5/Jun/06
Having met Cary Grant, and myself being 6ft. 1 1/2", I can safely say that Cary Grant was at least 6ft. 2".
Ramiro said on 5/Jun/06
The same useless controversy here. You can discuss for lightyears about somebody's height that you appreciate in pictures, cinema' shots or even if you saw the man, but you'll never be able to give the exact and accurate height. Regarding Elvis, his height was measured in barefoot in the army with all guarantee and with many eyewitnesses including the press at 6'1/2'' and of course I trust more in that than in an rough appreciation made by the so fallible human eye with all the many factors that distort this appreciation including that everybody wear shoes and boots with different heels and probably lifts. In the case of Elvis we don't have to discuss nothing about his height because WE HAVE IT without any doubt. And today we know another thing for sure: Elvis never wore lifts as Graceland Archives said to me some time ago (they have Elvis' original boots and shoes to see).
Picture said on 8/May/06
Frank2 do you realise that you are the first guy that claims to have met Cary Grant and that says he is 6 foot?

I have never seen him listed under 6 ft 1.
Frank2 said on 7/May/06
Well, that must have been another Cary. The one I saw was never that tall. In his prime he was 6' and later when he got a lot older became slightly more than 5'11". Now a taller actor who didn't lose a centimeter in height was Ray Milland. I met him only six months before he died and he was still 6'1".

And Tiger, I'm not the first to claim Cary was six feet. In The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer he's described as being six feet. In early Paramount publicity with Mae West he's described as being six feet.
Anonymous said on 5/May/06
I've read 6'2'' for Grant but he never looked that big to me. I'd say 6' to 6'1'' at most.
talker said on 26/Apr/06
Cary Grant was tall,he looked tall in his movies and i believe the original listing of 6'1.5".I believe J.Stewart was 6'3.5"he really looks very tall in all his movies,taller than other 6'3" guys but he seemed uncomfortable with his height and rarely stood straight.Check Cary next to 6'4"Randolph Scott,an actot who stood straight,he really looks more than 6'1".
Gonzalo said on 6/Apr/06
Grant was probably 6`0 as Frank2 has mentioned but he is´`t going to convince us with pics taken from The Philadelphia story. I have seen the movie and the pictures and I only see a two inch difference. Maybe it was a trick to avoid JS towering over CG but from what we see Grant is not 6`0.
Stewart was 6`3 and a half, that is 1`92. He did look that tall
Tiger said on 2/Apr/06
You know, there is much debate about Grant's height all of the sudden. I know that Grant is stated at most locations (web or written) as 6-1 1/2. I have never seen 6-2, nor have I seen anything below 6-1. Frank2 is the first to mention 6-0. Of course, where do we find it? Based on the photos that Picture has submitted, Grant is definitely 6-1 at least. Stewart is mainly listed at 6-3, but there are some 6-3 1/2 listings, including my reference 'Hooray for Hollywood' (like a 'stats' manual, if you will, as one would see in sports-a huge 'trivia'-type book). I just always thought of Stewart as closer to 6-4. He, like Duke Wayne, towered over people in films. Stewart may not have been 6-4, but he sure could pass for it.
Picture said on 30/Mar/06
Grant and James stewart (in this one stewart is closer to the camera but look at there shoulders)
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Stewart official height is 6 ft 3.5 and he looked it.
Picture said on 30/Mar/06
Bad Picture frank2 unless James Stewart has a head of 35 cm.

The guy was 6 ft 1.5, please Rob put him back at his original height?
Those pictures that Frank2 has posted are to bad for words.

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