How tall is Christian Bale

Christian Bale's Height

5ft 11 ¾ (182.2 cm)

British Actor best known for playing Batman in The Dark Knight trilogy. Other memorable films include American Hustle, The Machinist, The Fighter, The Prestige, Empire of the Sun and American Psycho. In a WWD interview (October 2010) he commented on his height and weight loss for The Machinist: "I just assumed that I would be around 145. But then I just decided I was going to go for it. It's just an extra nine pounds, and I can drop that in a week or so. But I'm 6 foot - it's just not healthy." He has consistently claimed that height, listing himself in the 1990's at Height 6 feet tall.

How tall is Christian Bale
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Average Guess (259 Votes)
5ft 11.74in (182.2cm)
Animus said on 19/Oct/19

His posture is generally quite bad these days. He's 45, so I don't think he's lost much, but he can look a lot more like a 5'11 guy these days. He often looks no more than an 1-1.5 inches taller than Damon (so 5'11 range), but he still looks a good 2 inches taller than Chalamet. Bale is a weird case.
CDS said on 10/Oct/19
Just seen a trailer for the upcoming film, "ford vs Ferrari", looks awesome! But seeing bale paired up next to 5'9.75" Matt Damon, and I've always questioned whether Damon was that tall even, bale looks to be no more than 5'10.5" max. And that's only in some shots, most they looked about dead even . btw 5'10.5" used to be cb's online movie database listing, before "Batman begins"...
Nik said on 19/Sep/19
The average guess is 5'11.75" (255 votes!)! I am delighted to give him his 1670th comment!
cmillz said on 18/Sep/19
Thereโ€™s barely any difference between afternoon height and evening height.
mickey243 said on 14/Sep/19
evening height? shouldn't people claim their afternoon height? considering that's the average of your height through the day
Andrea said on 11/Sep/19
Man in Black, from a little research, that guy answers to the name of Roz Weston. And actually, he claims to be only 6'4 on Twitter, apparently: Click Here
That being said, he's standing too much closer to the camera, to tell how much taller he really is.
Man in Black said on 11/Sep/19
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The interviewer must be a freakish giant because he's making bale look about 5'9" here.
Nik Ashton said on 17/Aug/19
The average guess is 5โ€™11.75โ€ (252 votes!) and he will soon have 1666 comments!
Importer said on 19/Jul/19
Nothing below 182cm in his peak
K.A 188 said on 18/Jul/19
Great actor and also chameleonic...
5ft11 to 6ft he often times looks tall and at times looks average due to his loose posture. Perfect height for a versatile actor.
Batman begins is still in my childhood memory.
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 28/Jun/19
He is around 181 range than solid 180. Yes, He did claim he is 6 footer but that's probably his morning height like he goes with morning height (unlike you and I who go with evening height as true height) instead of evening height aka lowest height as human beings do loose height throughout the day due to the gravity makes the spinal column compress during the day like I learned from my anatomy class long long ago... yeah. 6footer is his morning height and 5ft 11 quarter range is more likely his evening height I can guess.

Plus, He is definitely taller Jack Kelly from Disney's Newsies way back in 1990s than latest Jack Kelly played by Jeremy Jordan....
Spencer Dobkin said on 27/Apr/19
5'11.75" afternoon.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/Apr/19
@ James B - Compared to me it is! ๐Ÿคฃ
James Brett 172cm said on 24/Apr/19
5โ€™11.75 is hardly mighty tall
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Apr/19
Mmmm! Do you think, Rob, that Christian wakes up measuring just over 6ft? I think that it's a distinct possibility! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Today, because we all abide by the same rules, Christian can have 5ft11.75. It's still mighty tall!
Editor Rob
6ft 1/2 inch no doubt
billionaireslayer said on 20/Mar/19
average to weak 5'11, same as Hanks
Lucky said on 19/Mar/19
billionaireslayer said on 19/Mar/19
Great versatile actor 5'11 serves him well.
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Jan/19
๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ˜Š Happy Birthday Christian! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚

Wishing you a very happy time!

Just a few years ago, I went to the library and sought out all Christian's films, buying 19 of them for my boyfriend's Birthday! He really rates this guy, and so do I now!

Spencer said on 27/Jan/19
6 feet. Looks too consistently tall in films next to other actors.
179cm guy said on 22/Jan/19
Rob do you think that all of Bale's body transformations for his acting roles could have resulted in some premature height loss in his forties? If it didn't affect his measured height could it have affected his posture?
Editor Rob
It might have, there was talk of him damaging his spine (herniated disc) for a role in American Hustle
Ray Atikian said on 21/Jan/19
when hes right next to Donald trump, he looks like hes a weak 6'0
Rough Ryder said on 10/Jan/19
Taller than the '6ft ยผ in' listed John Turturro. Click Here
Jack Twist said on 4/Jan/19
You all need to stop being so anal over quarters of inches. He looks about 6 ft. next to 6'2 Jackman and Caine in The Prestige and in the premiere pictures. He looks closer to 5'11 with Trump, but he's clearly slouching and most business guys like trumpw wear dress shoes with those heels in the back. I'd give Bale a solid 6'. Maybe he's a bit shorter now after all the back problems he's had.
Colberto said on 23/Dec/18
Hey rob is he like Ricky Martin in the 5'11 ยพ" range at 182-182.5cm or like Elvis. Somewhere between 181.5-182cm. Meaning he is between 5'11 ยฝ" and 5'11 ยพ". Is he just some fraction under 6'0".
When I was 6'0" would've edged him out.
Editor Rob
Both could be argued to measure in that range. I can't see either as a full six foot though.
km said on 15/Dec/18
@Rob,would Chris Evans edge Bale out or would they be almost identical in height?
Fineas said on 10/Dec/18
I meant heโ€™s gotta be 6โ€™0โ€
Imamsocoollikereallycoool said on 8/Dec/18
Christians wife is listed as 5โ€™11โ€ and he towers over her. Heโ€™s gotta be 5โ€™11
dan92 said on 20/Nov/18
He is basically same as me im 182,4in the evening and 184 exaktly in morning. However can i call myself 6 feet rob
Dragon Crest said on 7/Nov/18
Animus said on 16/Oct/18
@Pat Bameman

The difference is actually not as great as it may appear. It's a favourable camera angle for Trump, who is also standing quite well, whereas Bale is losing maybe ยฝ" in his relaxed posture.
Pat Bateman said on 12/Oct/18
Seems about right I guess. Though TV tends to give people the impression of being taller than they actually are. Maybe even significantly. He looked relatively small next to 6โ€™2 maybe 6โ€™3 Trump.
Animus said on 8/Oct/18

Trump was closer to 6'2" back then...
blazer said on 2/Oct/18
Check this picture out with Trump and Bale. If Trump is barely 6' Click Here
Animus said on 9/Sep/18
I know what you mean. Bale doesn't have long arms and his legs are of a normal length. Although approximately the same height as Charlie Hunnam, there is a big difference in how tall they typically appear on screen. This shows how varying body types can impinge on one's perception of height.
Sandy Cowell said on 9/Sep/18
@ Lawson - Well, that's not very nice, is it?

(Re: Telling QM6'1"QM to hang himself!)

Here - have a tongue:- ๐Ÿ˜

Christian gets 5ft11.75.
Monkey knees said on 5/Sep/18
Awesome actor (The Prestige is my fave film ever!) But, he always appears "shorter" onscreen. Is it his frame/build? Its the same with Fassbender. Genuine 5ft 11ish guy, but doesn't "look" it...
Tod Charming said on 30/Aug/18
Strong 5'11. Basically 6 feet
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 20/Aug/18
Strange that Bale look 5'10 1/2 with famous china director Zhang YiMou who use to be listed at 5'6.
MAD SAM said on 19/Aug/18
@Reaty Loon
I got the same range as well, if you stand well you would look a good 6 footer ; also if you wanna look a proper 6 footer just put on Nike air Forces or 4 cm boots and you would look a weak 6โ€™1โ€
James B 172cm said on 11/Aug/18
rob maybe 5ft11 7/8 in the 90s?
Editor Rob
Yeah it could be argued 182-3 anywhere amongst that.
Bruce Wayne said on 5/Aug/18
How tall is Bale when he is out of bed,

afternoon and night?
Editor Rob
He might well just be 11.75 at his low but 6ft 05.-.75 out of bed
QiuTV said on 26/Jun/18
@Resty Loon weak 6foot
Resty Loon said on 25/Jun/18
I would agree with the height but Iโ€™m curious as the how it is rounded. So, if Iโ€™m 6โ€™ 1/2-1/4 straight outta bed to 5โ€™11 1/2 after doing a lifting/standing job all day How would I be classified?
QM6'1QM said on 22/Jun/18
Never in his life was he taller than 5'11.5". It's a fact, sorry!
Just nobody wants to be 5'11.5" ... It's boring. Everyone wants 6 feet! This is also a fact!
I could not find a single photo where Bale looks 183-183.5 cm ... I'm just tired of searching :)
He's about the same height as Benedict Cumberbatch.

P.S. Only when Christian Bale is in the shoes, I think of him as a legitimate strong six foot guy. These are the facts, sorry!
Val. said on 10/Jun/18
Christian Bale is most likely 5'11.5 during most of the day,same as me,as given he looks really short or around same as 5'11 actors very often in evening premieres, he goes down to 5'11.25 by end of the day or when a physically demanding day like filming Batman etc. And losing 2 centimeters of height for men of average height and above is standard,with men well over 6'1 losing often even 3cm during the whole day,from getting up to going to bed. 2cm is the standard. I get measured at 183.4-183.5cm straight out of bed, but go down to 181.3-181.4 after a grueling long day. If the day is physically easier, then closer to 182cm. I can easily detect a full 6footer or a 5'11 or 5'10 flat guy much more easily than those who aren't within 1 or 1.5 inches of those heights, especially easy when the men are of a very similar build as me,like Bale or Chris Evans or Dicaprio(when he is in shape) or Chadwick Boseman,Sebastian Stan, Jake Gyllenhaal etc
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Jun/18
I agree with Taxi Driver 101! Christian does look a strong and powerful 6ft specimen in 'American Psycho', though a mere quarter inch is hardly going to impair that image! He probably hits 5ft11.75 at night, though first thing in the morning when he bounces out of bed, I reckon he could even be an eighth of an inch over 6ft, or even a quarter.

Right, I've convinced myself! I've talked my way out of what remained of a soggy and irksome paper bag, and decided that Mr Bale is getting 6ft again from me. So there! ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜›
SammyBoi said on 6/Jun/18
Rob, do you think he wore lifts in American Psycho? He looked 6โ€™1 possibly even a weak 6โ€™2 in some scenes.
Editor Rob
I would be surprised if Bale did...seems a guy who'd get into a fight if you suggested he wear something like lifts!
Taxi Driver 101 said on 5/Jun/18
Guys, heโ€™s 44. Even with the weight loss and gain thereโ€™s no way heโ€™s lost over 1/4 inches. Definitely a strong 6โ€™0 in American Psycho.
MAD SAM said on 4/Jun/18
Christian Bale does give an impression of a 6 footer regularly, gonna give him 182 cm
Mari said on 8/May/18
Marky said on 27/Apr/18
Met him, he's 5'11
Matt99 said on 21/Apr/18
Rob could he of been 6โ€™0 before he had those fluctuations in weight for his acting roles?
Terry said on 8/Apr/18
LT said on 31/Mar/18
Next to ewan in the 90โ€™s doesnโ€™t look anything over 181.6cm.
Malcolm said on 24/Mar/18
Weak 6 foot
Animus said on 16/Mar/18
Itโ€™s hard to believe he was once pegged at a solid 6โ€™0 on this site. If anything, I think he can look slightly shorter than his current listing of 182.2cm
QM6'1QM said on 11/Mar/18
My guess 181.5-182 cm. More ? Maybe, under.
Strong 5'11.5".
Tall Sam said on 5/Mar/18
He genuinely could look a slightly taller guy at times when he was younger than he has the last couple of years but I doubt there'd be a big perceptible difference yet, maybe he at times has more relaxed posture these days.
shanta said on 3/Mar/18
he really looks 6 ft.
corpusanimus said on 3/Mar/18
It's so ridiculous to see how many people speak of "peak height", when 1) people don't lose any height at this age, 2) losing and gaining weight regularly has no impact on height loss. It's rather regular here on this website to speak of "peak height", while the clear evidence suggests such a scenario occurs mostly with physically active (as in working for numerous years, not working out at the gym!) people and does not include people below the age of ~60-70 years old.
Editor Rob
Through herniated discs or injury it increases chance of a small loss, I mean a few mm's for Bale isn't impossible.
DK said on 8/Feb/18
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Tall Sam said on 29/Jan/18
He's packed on weight again to play Dick Cheney, it wouldn't surprise with these weight fluctuations and injuries if he loses quite a bit when he's older.
Sam96 said on 27/Jan/18
He used to be a solid 6'0 before 2014 (American Hustle) since then he has gained a lot, lost and gained which clearly had an impact. I think he would be a flat 5'11 at best today. Or maybe 5'10.75. He is going the Robert De Niro way. He'll probably be 5'9.5 at 90. He is the greatest actor in mainstream cinema at the moment. Highly profession and respected. Hats off to Christian Bale for completing 31 years in the industry. Cant believe he'll be half a century old in another 5 years.
Thereel said on 10/Jan/18
he's never been higher than the 5ft 11.75in (182.2 cm) listing it has been already said that his posture isn't great which there is some truth too but when he does have good posture and the stars align for him him camera angle flooring, distance from camera etc etc, even in those rare cases with his best posture and ever other variable working in his favour I have only ever seen 6'0" at a push hence 182cm max today in film its really more of the same old as in pictures he doesn't give a bigger impression than that even on screen either
THeReel said on 9/Jan/18
he's shorter than 50 cent.... 182cm MAX
Angelo Sanchez said on 3/Jan/18
182,2 cm just like Elvis
Wes said on 26/Dec/17
1,83 justo para Christian
Anonymous said on 24/Dec/17
For me, always looked 182 cm.
In "American psycho" looked (in shoes) like a weak 185 cm/6.0.75" guy.
6footTom said on 22/Dec/17
@James There are also other pictures where he practically towers over Tom Hardy, which is much more consistent.

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My question is, why are you discounting "some" photos over others?
Jake said on 22/Dec/17
I think heโ€™s just shy of 6 feet and gives himself that extra bit.
James said on 17/Dec/17
There are some photos where he looks slightly taller than tom hardy. I really can't believe he is that tall
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Dec/17
I don't think dramatic weight changes back and forth affect your height but injuries yes and he's had those...I don't really see any difference in height over the last 15 years.

6ft was a reasonable listing since he could vary in looking below and over it
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Dec/17
Slim, edged out Josh Lucas and towered over Willem Dafoe. Also a good 3in on Jared Leto
grizz said on 8/Dec/17
@jay, then explain how Andy Richter lost half an inch by the time he reached 50.
Sure, bones don't care if they carry around 350 lbs or 120 lbs of mass for decades, it's all the same for them.
Slim 186 said on 6/Dec/17
Peak and current quarter inch loss from rapid weight change and onset injuries is needed.
jay said on 5/Dec/17
@grizz what in the ****? losing/gaining weight doesn't effect your bones
Slim 185 said on 25/Nov/17
๐Ÿคญ, @rmapage clover, lol since when was โ€œAmerican pshycoโ€ a good film for height comparing?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Nov/17
He looked a strong 6ft in American Psycho
Sam said on 22/Nov/17
I think it's very possible that he can hold a 183 cm height mid-day, it probably can vary in that 182 to 183 cm zone.
Liam said on 21/Nov/17
@grizz I agree with the 6 foot peak and 5'11.75 now
grizz said on 20/Nov/17
@David, IMO, it'd be fair to give him 6ft peak and 5'11.75 now. He was a legit 6foot guy in American Psycho and Batman Begins.
He did lose some height already and it's no wonder given his brutal transformations from 120 lbs in Machinist, 200 lbs of solid muscle in TDKR to 220 lbs of fat in American Hustler - that's quite a shock for your ankles and spine if he had done only that, but he's constantly going back and forth with losing drasting amount of weight and gaining massive amounts of weight for his roles. There's no denying that he lost some height after almost 15+years of torturing his body.
David said on 19/Nov/17
He needs upgrade to 6 foot. He's a solid case
grizz said on 12/Nov/17
Bruce, that's a really weird suit- it's like 2 sizes too big
Bruce Wayne said on 11/Nov/17
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Looks 185cm in this pic (with shoes of course)

He is definitely 183
Bwk said on 10/Nov/17
Christian Bale is a solid 6'0", anything under that seems unreasonable. In American Psycho he even looked close to 6'1" in my opinion.
Slim 184 said on 8/Nov/17
Legit 6 footer imho.
spainmen192cm said on 8/Nov/17
Rob, do you really think he was as low as 121 pounds in The Machinist?
Editor Rob: I can believe it
Appe 183.3cm said on 5/Nov/17
@Rob do you see the possibility he wakes up at 185cm? I think not - more 184cm just out of bed -
Editor Rob: while not impossible, between 184-5 may be more realistic.

Of course that's based on him at 'just under six feet'...
Equisdobley said on 30/Oct/17
Peak height ????!!! Came on guys !!!

Are you serious ??? Bale is only 43 !!!

5.11'75 is pretty accurate.
Equidobley said on 30/Oct/17
Peak height ????!!! Came on guys !!!

Are you serious ??? Bale is only 43 !!!

5.11'75 is pretty accurate.
Slim 6' said on 29/Oct/17
@Appe, lmao, do you suffer from self hatred/depression as well? If so you can join our club.
Appe said on 29/Oct/17
@sumdude @slim
I am as tall as you guys.
My tipical out of bed height is just over 185 and my lowest a flat 183cm. I think our height is almost perfect (I live in Italy) but to me 186cm is the perfect one.
I don't think Bale lowest can be 183cm. I see him only 182cm in the evening.
an anonymous peach said on 21/Oct/17
I think he is a genuine 6 footer, he has managed to edge out a lot of celebs on this website who are listed 5ft 11.5-.75 and is barely shorter than 184cm listed celebs such as Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper.

If he does measure shorter than 6ft, it's probably a miniscule amount, like not even a quarter inch
Spencer said on 19/Oct/17
6'0 tall.
Grit said on 18/Oct/17
He is a legit 6 foot.
Slim 6' said on 17/Oct/17
He doesn't look under six feet next to 5'11.75"(182.2 CM) listed William fitchner who I strongly believe was a legit six footer in youth.

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Johns said on 15/Oct/17
This listing seems off. Christian is photographed with 181-listed Nolan and loses to him on various occasions.
an anonymous peach said on 14/Oct/17
He looked a solid 6ft in The Dark Knight Trilogy
Realtalk said on 14/Oct/17
6'0 is just the nicest height in my opinion and Christian Bale is definitely 6 feet 183cm even at night after working.
Would guess him between 184cm in morning. Not very tall but not short.. he got the option on whatever elevator shoes too if he wants. 6'2 or above makes the man look like a giant or something lol, that's just undesirable unless the girl puts all her confidence in man to protect her which I'm not a fan of.
Slim 6' said on 12/Oct/17
If bale doesn't get 6', 6'1.75" is the most ill ever see for peak jackman along with 5'7.5" for mark Wahlberg.
Slim 6' said on 11/Oct/17
Agree with rampage, old listing suited him better.
Bobby said on 10/Oct/17
Why was he downgraded to 5'11.75? Hasn't Bale always had a 6ft listing?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Oct/17
๐ŸŒ„: 184.8cm
๐ŸŒ…: 182.9cm
Slim 6' said on 8/Oct/17
at his prime he wasn't below 182.5/5'11 seven eighths.

I do think bale would've been eye to eye with hanks
In the 90's:
Slim 6' said on 7/Oct/17
Nice picture find. Before you know it Bale will have his old listing back.
Editor Rob: Bale's claim has never been unreasonable (guys like Ewan McGregor, Bloom and Jude Law all started out in the 90's claiming 6 feet too!). I think Bale may still fall just shy of the full 6 foot, though for a good while I did think he pulled it off.
Slim 6' said on 6/Oct/17
@sumdude, I guess I could, but it won't make me a better person.
But it's unnecessary as in a blink of an eye I'll be 6'1(185)but last time I visited the doctors I gave them my slouch measurement. But I'm more 182 extreme low. 183.5 normal low, and 185 after long sleep.
sumdude said on 1/Oct/17
Spot on for Bale I think. Might touch 182.5-183 on good days. @Slim, are you me? I wake up at 185.3cm to be exact after 8 hours of sleep. I end up at somewhere between 183.5 and 183cm. I'd say 7 hours into a day is the absolute best time to take a measurement of yourself. I claim the height at 7 hours after waking up. At 7 hours I'm at 183.6/183.8 so I just claim 184cm. So should you @Slim. Or, take the average of morning, 7hours and night. Or split it into even more parts if you want. Every two hours.
Danimal said on 30/Sep/17
Dejavu said on 30/Sep/17
I believe that he was a strong 6'0. He may have loss a bit today.

Dejavu said on 30/Sep/17
I believe that he was a strong 6'0. He may have loss a bit today.
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Sep/17
@ Animus - Certainly did! Thanks for replying. ๐Ÿ‘
Slim said on 27/Sep/17
182.9(6') definitely has the proportions of a six footer and measured it in glory days, needs a current of 11.75".

It's weird that chris Evan and Jensen ackles are listed higher than this guy......
Animus said on 26/Sep/17
@Sandy Cowell

Thank you very much, I'm glad you liked it.
Slim said on 26/Sep/17
Animus, yeah pretty much 185 out of bed(12 hour sleep) and 183 before bed, and extreme low would be 182 during stressful days. I'm stressed unfortunately often so I dont get 12 hours sleep and I usually hit my extreme low.
Overall I agree, no height is better than another, I've gotten that thinking out of my head.
If you don't mind me asking, how'd you know I was dissatisfied with myself?
Sandy Cowell said on 26/Sep/17
@ Animus - Hi! I just read your brilliant reply to Slim about being super-tall and that there are advantages and disadvantages in both small and tall heights.
I reckon you summed everything up perfectly! That was definitely one of the best comments - ever!
Animus said on 25/Sep/17

Naturally many believe being as tall as possible (within limits) is good, but, personally, I don't agree. I like being six feet tall, and I am sure Bale does as well. I wouldn't want to be 6'2-6'3, let alone taller than that. Every height has its advantages. My girlfriend is 5'3-5'4 and doesn't like extremely tall guys. Even at 6'0, which is not a towering height, I can feel too tall in certain situations - imagine if I was 6'4! Obviously being >6'3 can be nice. It provides favorable learning conditions in certain sports and can be an attractive feature in a man. It can be the soil from which an appealing gravitas can develop, yielding social and economic opportunities.

Whatever height you are, you have advantages and disadvantages. Identify those as well as you can and adapt. You will then be on the road to a satisfying life.
Slim said on 23/Sep/17
I'm 6' and 130 lbs. just naturally skinny, not anorexic. But I look nowhere near as frail as bale in the machinist.
Mark(5'9.5") said on 22/Sep/17
He managed to match Bradley Cooper in height and even edge him out in several pictures!!

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I'm not saying Bradley Cooper would measure shorter. Of course Cooper is taller than Bale in most photos.

I think it's time for a peak for Bale at 6'0" and 5'11.75" for current.
Slim said on 18/Sep/17
Animus said on 15/Sep/17
He is definitely more of a six-footer than he is a 5'11 guy. In real life it doesn't matter whether you are 182cm or 183cm - it's a tiny difference that's barely noticeable with the naked eye.
More=better up until you reach 185(6'1")-190(6'3" then above just gets too much.
John Cena said on 17/Sep/17
Rob who is taller CM punk or Christian bale or 50 Cent?
Animus said on 15/Sep/17
He is definitely more of a six-footer than he is a 5'11 guy. In real life it doesn't matter whether you are 182cm or 183cm - it's a tiny difference that's barely noticeable with the naked eye.
Slim said on 12/Sep/17
Hi rob, where do you think bale looks the most:
A: 179
B: 180
C: 181
D: 182
E: 183
F: 184
Editor Rob: the lowest I'd guess is D, the highest E, I think when standing tall he generally looks closer to 6ft than 5ft 11...but sometimes with loose posture I can see how people have guessed him 5ft 11-11.5!
Slim said on 10/Sep/17
Mark(5'9.5") said on 8/Sep/17
He doesn't look under 6'0" here.

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I agree, 6' was a better listing, it was a really unnecessary downgrade.

But bale may have lost a fraction from injuries on set and constant weight change for film roles....
Mark(5'9.5") said on 8/Sep/17
He doesn't look under 6'0" here.

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Ted said on 4/Sep/17
5' 11.5
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 29/Aug/17
Actors who are wizards at transforming their bodies from scrawny, to overweight, to muscular, to skinny fat for roles:

-Christian Bale
-Matthew Mcconaughey
-Tom Hardy
-Jonah Hill

It's actually astonishing as to how they are all able to do it, and still look healthy.
Matt said on 24/Aug/17
Mr. Wayne said on 21/Aug/17
Unnecessary downgrade but I appreciate your work, Robert.
Slim183 said on 20/Aug/17
6' was the better listing, matched gosling height wise.
Rising - 174 cm said on 19/Aug/17
Bale may have dropped from a stronger 182 as listed to a weaker one. His posture may not always be the best, though. Bale is a bit out there, though as far as weight loss. Nobody told him to go to the extremes he did. Others look thin for roles, but nobody looked that sickly. If you look at when Ukrainians and peasants were forcibly starved to death in 1932-1933, Christian only looked a bit better than that. I did like the film, though.
Slim183 said on 16/Aug/17
I forgot to add his diet had tuna in it aswell for machinist, the guy destroyed his body for one of his most lowest grossing films, for no absolute reason, he was only supposed to weigh 65-68 kg, but an error was printed and he starved until he reach much lower weight, McConaughey in Dallas was very gaunt looking, but not as much as chris in machinist.

Btw I think William Fichtner should get 5'11.5 and bale should get 6': Click Here
Not sure of footwear though. There's no way those two guys are the same height, what do you think rob? Who's gonna get downgraded or upgraded?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Aug/17
I think McConaughey proved with Dallas Buyers Club that you can shed weight like that using much healthier methods where you don't have starve yourself and destroy your immune system to reach the desired goal.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Aug/17
He doesn't look much over 5ft11 w/h Gosling...
Slim183 said on 15/Aug/17
John, I agree so much, it was an unnecessary downgrade. Except 6' flat is spot on imo.
John183cm said on 13/Aug/17
Tho he looks shorter than 6ft 0.25 (183.5cm) Ryan Gosling. That is Odd!

Click Here even if Bale stood straight Ryan will look taller than him
Click Here

Bradley Cooper might need a downgrade.
John183cm said on 13/Aug/17
Hi Sandy and The Man

your name sounds like Sandy Cohen from The O.C, cool name btw

I think the same way you guys think and I think you could be right about him being a bit taller than this listing cause check this out

Click Here (with 6ft 0.5in (184.2cm) Bradley Cooper)
Click Here (if Bale was straight they would've stood the same IMO)

Bale is between 183 or a legit 184 but I have no clue, we might need to add @Big Rob to the convo, what do you guys think?

I'm giving him 6ft 0.25in
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Aug/17
@ The Man - I couldn't agree more! That's what I reckoned all along!
You might be interested to know that Mr Bale was written up as 6ft when I started visiting the site, last Autumn! When I saw he was 'only' 6ft, I felt surprised that he wasn't an inch or so taller - cross my heart!
I think he should go back up to 6ft.
I shall today give the man* 6ft1, a) to push his average up and b) because that is genuinely what I used to think!

* That was a coincidence!
The Man said on 11/Aug/17
182.88 (6ft)
The Man said on 11/Aug/17
Needs a boost

He looks 6ft
Slim 182 cm said on 10/Aug/17
This guy isn't naturally a beanpole, he actually starved for "the machinist", his daily diet was of apples coffees and cigarettes, His muscles in his legs were so weak, he couldn't even run. In my humble opinion, his skinny body in "the fighter" was better, both great movies btw.

I still believe his 6' listing was fine and the downgrade was unnecessary, all because There were 4 inches between bale and Wahlberg in "the fighter" making Wahlberg 5'7.75 or bale 6'.

Click Here
Mark(5'9.5 said on 9/Aug/17
I'm basically somewhere in the 160 ibs range and not nearly 170 ibs.

At 145 lbs at 6'0", you would be a beanpole. Bale knew that too well and decided it wasn't healthy for him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Aug/17
No, 145lbs at 6ft is not in the least bit healthy. 160-165lbs is the lowest you should be at that height to function properly. The BMI is such a rubbish measure that a lot of pro-athletes are labelled overweight. Totally leaves out things like bone structure, body fat etc.
James B said on 7/Aug/17
Technically 145 pounds for 5'11.75 is not underweight just the lower end of the healthy range for his height
Slim 182 cm said on 7/Aug/17
Marquis. lol
Marquis said on 5/Aug/17
Probably more like 5'11" flat.
Slim 182 cm said on 1/Aug/17
Mark(5'9.5") said on 27/Jul/17
I do think a peak for 6'0" is fine for Bale. He looked it in the Dark Knight Trilogy.


Agree, even tom hardy had to wear elevators to match bale on TDKR, Google it if you want. Also Bale was almost towering Gary Oldman with his impressive height.
Slim 182 cm said on 28/Jul/17
Agree with mark.
Mark(5'9.5") said on 27/Jul/17
I do think a peak for 6'0" is fine for Bale. He looked it in the Dark Knight Trilogy.
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Jul/17
@ Felipe - There's a good boy! ๐Ÿ•
Felipe said on 25/Jul/17
He is 1.83 m / 6 ft 0 in
5'11.25 at noon. said on 24/Jul/17
At noon this guy would be at 5'11.5
Animus said on 23/Jul/17
The difference between Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan is less than the difference between Leo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. If we assume the others are correctly listed, as I think we justifiably can, then the 5'11ยพ" listing for Bale makes a lot of sense. He can look a full six feet sometimes because he is slim and because ยผ inches are small and difficult to detect.

Overall 182cm seems like a good fit.
Raja said on 22/Jul/17
I think for Bale is 183cm for and without shoes in bale is height 180cm
highlysuspect said on 21/Jul/17
Full 6 foot. Doesn't stand up as straight or wear large heels like some more height conscious actors (cooper, pitt)
Slim 181 cm said on 17/Jul/17
I would be be very shocked if bale was a 5'11.6 guy, he doesn't strike me as the type of guy who is, and claims his morning height.
Slim 181 cm said on 15/Jul/17
More proof here as he holds his own against Bradley cooper who is standing closer to the camera if you look at Bradley's feet: Click Here
It's a real shame there's no decent snap of bale and ledger together, if so bale would have imo his 6' listing.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jul/17
I think 6ft was better. Could look a bit above or below at times.
Slim 181 cm said on 14/Jul/17
6ft, the guy held his own against 6'2 listed Jackman in "the prestige". And would so with other 6'2-6'3 guys. While also being much taller than Russell Crowe in "3:10 to Yuma".
Canson said on 10/Jul/17
In Shaft he looks about what Rob has him listed next to Jackson. 5'11.5 worst case a best case of 6'0 like Mark said below. Was about a 5cm difference. I think Jackson was a peak height closer to 6'2" tho and probably nearer that in 1999 than his 6'1" listing.
even said on 8/Jul/17
almost 6 feet ( 182 cm )
Slim 182 cm said on 6/Jul/17
Rob, what made you believe bale was a weak 6 foot rather than a "medium" 6 foot? (Flat)?
Editor Rob: it's an overall guess, a best fit for him, I wouldn't have thought he was any lower though.
even said on 5/Jul/17
at least 182 cm
Mark(5'9.5 said on 5/Jul/17
In the Dark Knight Trilogy, he did look a real flat 6 footer.

I would suggest a peak 6'0" and 5'11.75" now.
Blaine said on 5/Jul/17
6 foot, but the 5'11 3/4" is fair.
Enjay said on 1/Jul/17
5'11" flat
Jordan87 said on 21/Jun/17
Hans Meiser,

You likely have narrow shoulders and a naturally small frame. 143lbs is Very Light for a 6'0 Adult Male ( Despite what those BullSh!t BMI Calculators say). Guys on the High School Football team that appeared to be very skinny ( JV) weighed around 150 at 160 around age 15 ( they got thrown around quite easily fyi).

You may feel comfortable but Christian Didn't and his comment makes sense to me. Again, You may be naturally small framed which is fine. Everybodies body I different.
Gian92 said on 21/Jun/17
143 pounds for 6 feet are few
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Jun/17
@ Hans Meiser - Hi! I agree it is far more comfortable, especially in this hot, sticky weather, to keep your weight on the low side. Your BMI is 19.5/6, so you are still healthy!
Hans Meiser said on 17/Jun/17
I'm the same height and weigh 143lbs. I feel very comfortable.
Sammy Derrick said on 13/Jun/17
Let it be known,I'm a massive BATMAN fanboy,however if you watch this video, Click Here Christian Bale was a pretty good choice aesthetically for the character to exist in the real world.I think in BATMAN BEGINS he was 6'0(183cm,today maybe a little shorter...
Tobias said on 12/Jun/17
I can't see how he could be 6' if Natalie Portman is really 5'3".

In this video, even if we assume those heels are a full 3", that only puts her at 5'6" and he's no more than 2-3 inches taller than herโ€”regardless what might be going on in his shoes (maybe 4" taller than her if we're being really generous). I think he prob has proportionately long legs and looks like he's 6'. At any rate, one of the two needs to be corrected.

Click Here
Canson said on 4/Jun/17
182cm 5'11.5/.75 so weak 6' fits here
Jack said on 3/Jun/17
Saw him several times in bel air having breakfast ! I'm very expert about height ! It's my pssion ! He's for sure 182 /182,5 cm range
Jordan87 said on 1/Jun/17
Average height and Slim,

That Crowe pic is a bad angle. No Doubt Bale is taller but come one man, don't post pictures with angles like that.
Correg said on 31/May/17
182cm-183cm is right.
Average height and slim said on 31/May/17
@crazy jap, Christian bale is clearly taller than 179 cm Russell Crowe,
Click Here
Sandy Cowell said on 30/May/17
I say 182cm - MIN! ๐Ÿ˜
Crazy Jap said on 30/May/17
Yeah I think Bale IS 179cm MAX
Marky Mark said on 27/May/17
Yeah I think Bale is much shorter, in American Hustle Bradley Cooper who is almost 6'1 looked a lot taller than bale. I think flat 5'11 works for him or a low 5'11.
Jordan87 said on 26/May/17
He was about 3" Shorter than Brandon Routh who is at least 6'2 with Rob. Bale may not be 6'0 but I doubt he is much under it, and def not as low as 5'10". I'd put him at around 5'11 to 5'11-1/2 right now.
Animus said on 26/May/17
He is nowhere near 179cm. He could very well have been a full 183cm in his 20s.
Deeznuts said on 17/May/17
I think he's the full 6 foot. If he wore footwear like cooper or stood like cavill all the time he'd still be listed that
Crazy Jap said on 13/May/17
Bale is 179cm
Editor Rob: I unlock the key to Arkum Asylum for just one minute... ๐Ÿ˜‚
Sandy Cowell said on 13/May/17
5ft10? If he's 5ft10, he's the tallest 5ft10 that I've ever laid my eyes on! ๐Ÿ˜ He gets 6ft1 from me to balance out the sh๐Ÿ‘€te!
Tom said on 11/May/17
@Brian If Bale is 5'10" then that would make Tom Hardy about as low as 5'7".
trumpslave said on 10/May/17
Now 182 cm
Peak 183 cm
Brian said on 4/May/17
5'10" even, just like Chris Evans.
Spencer said on 28/Apr/17
6 feet
RichardSpain said on 28/Apr/17
Classic guy 182 cm, no more no less.
RisingForce said on 18/Apr/17
It's premature to start talking about height loss. Bale is still a young guy in his early 40s. At most, we're probably talking a 1/4" and if he's even lost that, he was probably always near 182 range and simply dropped from 5'11.75" to 5'11.5". But with exceptions of wrestlers or major surgeries, height loss is really not an issue for most until they get into their 50s or sometimes 60s and when someone looks noticeably shorter, not a 1/4" tops, which is easy to account for with posture, regular differences in footwear, slight ground differences etc.
mister_lennon said on 15/Apr/17
More 182 peak and 181 today, i think.
berta said on 13/Apr/17
either 183 peak and 182 now ore 182 peak and 181 now. he can look 181-183 range in his career
Joe20 said on 12/Apr/17
Probaley 6foot at peak. Now five eleven and a half to three quarters.
trumpslave said on 9/Apr/17
Rob this downgrade is unfair maybe nowadays christian is 182 cm but at his peak he clearly was a strong 6ft-183/183.5 cm
DuhFuq said on 4/Apr/17
I think 6'0" makes sense for when Bale was younger but now a days closer to 5'11.5"

His weight shifts have without a doubt taken a hit on his body and spine and would contribute that to being the reason he's lost any height if any.
Johnny said on 2/Apr/17
No I have looked at a lot of pictures of Bale and Nolan and Bale can appear at most half an inch taller. 5ft 11.75 is the best fit for Bale.
Balrog said on 2/Apr/17
Rob at this height would you consider someone tall? Tallish? Or just above average?
Editor Rob: a tallish guy.
CS said on 1/Apr/17
Wow! That's pretty incredible CelebHeights is older than YouTube.
S.J.H said on 1/Apr/17
More i look at bale he doesn't look a tip taller than christopher nolan. 5'11.25 is generous
Ian said on 31/Mar/17
Gives off a tallish impression at times. I could see him being 6ft even or even a tad above that in the morning.
Ben said on 30/Mar/17
It's been a long time since 2004...

You were 28 then and now you're 40.

I was 4 years old in 2004 and now I'm about to turn 17...

It's scary how fast time goes...blink again and it'll 2050!
mister_lennon said on 28/Mar/17
I think he was 181-182 peak and now a little bit shorter. Maybe weak 181.
Danimal said on 27/Mar/17
Editor Rob: yes Lorne, from age 28 40, I've been here at the helm of celebheights...

a mere 4554 days ๐Ÿ˜

I've been here on this site for the same time Rob (since December 2004). I was 27 and now I'm 39 (will be 40 this October).
Editor Rob: it's a helluva long time Danimal! The site launched start of October 2004 and comments turned on a couple of months later.

CelebHeights is 5 months older than Youtube ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
berta said on 27/Mar/17
hm he actually looked taller 15 years back :O i wonder if he really was 183 at peak. ore maybe this peak and littel under this now.he could have lost about 0,6 cm
Dejavu said on 23/Mar/17
He actually looked 6'0 next to Russel Crowe a while ago.
Batman89 said on 22/Mar/17
Hey Rob , since you believe he was a solid 6 footer when he was younger would you give a peak height listing or is a quarter inch height loss so minute that it would not make a difference ?
Lorne??? said on 18/Mar/17
Oh Finally. Thank you, Rob, this is likely spot on "Peak" for him, a great actor, btw.

5'11.5 isn't impossible, but I agree w/ Rob, this guy takes it to extremes, and a half cm of early loss would not surprise me.

I've said for years just under 6ft afternoon, I am pleased at the Downgrade.

182 peak, he could dip just u see that now, to 181.5 maybe.

Btw, Happy belated new year, I hope things are going well, an I like the updates to the site. Keep it up Rob, and well to Jenny too

For many years you've operated an innovative and accurate website. Thank You.


Lorne :)
Editor Rob: yes Lorne, from age 28 40, I've been here at the helm of celebheights...

a mere 4554 days ๐Ÿ˜
James said on 13/Mar/17
In American Psycho he looks like a solid six footer due to the camera effect.

But in reality 1.82 is spot on:
Click Here
Giorgi said on 11/Mar/17
Rob, are you implying that he's lost height or he's always been this tall.
Editor Rob: I think there is a chance of a small fraction, like a few mm's.
Giorgi said on 11/Mar/17
Wow. This is a shocker ;))) I still believe he can be a bit taller. Although, hard to doubt Rob's listing. He must've really thought it through.
S.J.H said on 10/Mar/17
I just see this! Nice downgrade. Probably this range in the morning and came down as low as 181cm
AJ said on 4/Mar/17
Listing is fair.
James B said on 1/Mar/17
Maybe give him peak 6ft rob?
Mark(5'9.25") said on 1/Mar/17
Rob, is there a chance that a peak height for Bale would happen? He did look a full 6'0" in the Dark Knight Trilogy.
Sandy Cowell said on 25/Feb/17
@ Connor - Ooh! Batman isn't exactly my forte, but I do like Christian in plenty of other stuff! Now if I met him, I very much doubt if I'd notice a quarter inch difference!
He strikes me as a good, sound, genuine guy and I like him!
RisingForce said on 25/Feb/17
I agree, I've long thought 182 cm or 5'11.5"-5'11.75".
Csimpson 6ft said on 25/Feb/17
I disagree Sandy with Morgan Freeman in Batman Begins and the Dark Knight Christian definitely looked under 6ft, 5ft 11.75 does seem about right.
Sandy Cowell said on 24/Feb/17
I disagree with this downgrade! 6ft was quite low enough - I thought he topped it actually! ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ‘Ž
grizz said on 24/Feb/17
I agree with you guys. He was a 6footer in Batman Begins, but he lost a fraction of height. Maybe a peak and current height list wouldn't be a bad idea?
mister_lennon said on 24/Feb/17
That heigth is much better. He looks it more than a full 6.
Balrog said on 23/Feb/17
Perfect listing and I completely agree with Rob, I think Bale might have been a bit taller 10-15 years ago.
spainmen192cm said on 23/Feb/17
Rob, maybe as you said he has lost a tiny fraction since his 20s and 30s since during his career his body has experiment drastical physical changes that maybe has caused a bit of damage
Judd said on 23/Feb/17
FINALLY!!!!!!great listing!!!!
Mark(5'9.25") said on 23/Feb/17
Did look an easy 6 footer in Batman Begins until later years.
En said on 22/Feb/17
The downgrade is a shock
Jordan87 said on 22/Feb/17

Yes that's a really reliable Source there buddy.
Csimpson 6ft said on 22/Feb/17
Yeah he does look 5ft 11.75, when did you downgrade him Rob?
Editor Rob: overall it seems about right for him from all I've seen over the years.
berta said on 17/Feb/17
rob do you really think that he is only 1 cm shorter than guys like chris pine ore henry cavill? i think he is182 guy just by looking at him his hole body screams 182. of course he rounds up in his claim. the average guess on him is perfect listing.
Editor Rob: berta, a 5ft 11.75 listing for Bale may well be the best guess based on all we've seen of him over the would fit quite well...

but he may have been taller by a tiny amount 10-15 years ago, I do think the filming of American Hustle did cause him some issue with his back, not as bad as the director made it out to be though.
Brandon said on 14/Feb/17
I think he looks a lot more 5'11.5 after seeing him next to Gosling and a few other actors.
datguy said on 11/Feb/17
How on earth hasn't this guy been downgraded already? he looks .5-.75 inches shorter than ryan gosling who's 6'.25 AND you just downgraded 50 cent who looks the same height as christian bale and in some pictures even seems to edge him out. on top of that the average guess from 95 votes is 5ft 11.75 which is pretty much what he looks like which is a weak 6 footer.
Gman said on 9/Feb/17
Since you downgraded 50 cent , I think Christian should probably need one too , seeing that they look the same height .
John Connor said on 5/Feb/17
Rob how Tall do you think Christian Bale was when he was 16?
Editor Rob: I couldn't give any estimate on that.
Sammy Derrick said on 4/Feb/17
It's common knowledge now to everyone in Hollywood and every BATMAN fan that Tom Hardy is 5'9 and that Christian Bale is 6'0!!!
Proof Click Here 1:00-1;04 'Bale's six foot Batman'.
Christian Bale never seems like an insecure guy so I'll go with 6'0(183cm)
axel said on 31/Jan/17
1.82-1.83 no less than that
HonestSlovene said on 26/Jan/17
Yeah he hardly looks a full 6'0"/183 cm but 5'11.5"/180 cm is slightly too low. 5'11.5"/181-182 cm would be the best fit for him IMHO.
berta said on 23/Jan/17
dont think he is just 1 cm shorter than bradley cooper, channing tatum and the guy from superman. and chris pine looks 3 cm taller to me. classic 182 guy. and the other i named is beeetween 183,4 -185
Kaneff said on 21/Jan/17
There is no way this guy is a full 6ft. It's impossible.
Peter 179cm said on 20/Jan/17
@ Heightcritique He does look a little taller than Arnie in fact,maybe 1cm and i would say they had similar footwear there as Arnie's sneakers and his sandals look close.Still i wouldn't argue over 181cm for Bale with 180 a low-guess.
oscar 5' 9 said on 19/Jan/17
Rent said on 16/Jan/17
He's tall, but he's not exactly at 6'foot. He's clearly shorter than Jackman and Freeman by a full couple of inches, to my opinion he's more 182cm than 183. And he's just slightly taller than Eckhart in The Dark Knight. But who care 182 or 183 cm, 1cm that doesn't deserve that we quarrel! ^^
Noah said on 15/Jan/17
Rob, can you please downgrade him to 5'11.75? I know for a fact he is not a full six footer, especially when he stood next to Donald Trump.
berta said on 10/Jan/17
182 guy. samuel l jackosn made him look short at 188
grizz said on 6/Jan/17
@Heightcritique, he actually met Arnold? That's awesome!
Heightcritique said on 6/Jan/17
6'00 for Bale is spot on. He seems to be about the same height on flip flops to Arnold who fluctuates between 6'1" and 6'00 depending on his posture. Click Here
Csimpson 6ft said on 31/Dec/16
Rob 5ft 11.75 is right between 182.2 and 182.3cm right?
Editor Rob: Connor, yes, literally right in the middle.
Csimpson 6ft said on 30/Dec/16
@Rob hmm well im not sure on Bale either really tbh, yeah he can look 5ft 11.75 at times but other times he can look the full 6ft mark aswell, you thinking of listing him at 5ft 11.75?
Csimpson 6ft said on 29/Dec/16
He looks 6ft with Morgan Freeman in this photo Click Here

Rob what do you think?
Editor Rob: Connor, he can look near 6ft a fair amount, but 5ft 11.75 for Bale is a believable guess.
Jordan87 said on 29/Dec/16

Trump is standing much straighter then Christian Bale in that picture, so I think in reality there is only 1"-1.5" between them.
waqor said on 27/Dec/16
Here is an interesting photo of Christian Bale with 6'0.5 listed Donald Trump. It really is down to how tall Trump is but Bale does look in the 5'11 range there? What do you say Rob?

Click Here
Editor Rob: 3-4 years ago I think Trump could have still been a bit taller. In the late 60's, especially last 2 years I believe he's lost a chunk of height.
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Dec/16
@ James B - Well, James, I am very young and impressionable!๐Ÿ‘ผ

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