Christopher Lambert's Height
5ft 9 ½ (176.5 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 10 (177.8 cm)
French Actor best known for films such as Highlander, Greystoke, Subway and Fortress. In this convention photo I had about 0.3 inch more sneaker than him.
5ft 8 Rob and Christopher @ LFCC 2011
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Average Guess (31 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 10.25in (178.4cm)
Current: 5ft 9.54in (176.6cm)
said on 18/Nov/18
Has he claimed his height?
I am not sure.
DS said on 19/Sep/18
Its sad to see so many hate against Lambert because he has a longface. If you watch films from the 80’s-early 1990’s, most male leads have a long face. The difference is that in the 1980’s-early ‘90’s they would hire actors based on range of talent instead of just looks alone. If you are just looking for looks instead of talent you can watch almost any film made since 1998. Actors from the 80’s-early ‘90’s with long faces: Mickey Rourke, Kevin Costner, Richard Gere, Eric Roberts, Dolph Lundgren, Nic Cage, Timothy Dalton, and Clint Eastwood. Getting back on topic, I had no idea that Lambert was almost 5’9. But then again, I don’t really care because he’s a great actor and I enjoy watching both Highlander and Fortress
Jim hoppa said on 11/Aug/18
Id say he was at least 5-10 peak if not close to 5-11.
said on 9/Aug/18
Rob, since you saw him recently close again and you said he can still be close to 5'10" then peak height 5'10.25" and today 5'9.75" would not be a better list for him?
5ft 10.25 in 80's and 90's is possible then 5ft 9.75-10 range today, but I have not decided.
said on 14/Jun/18
Please, Rob, look again at Lambert.
With Adrian Paul: Click Here
With Freddie Mercury: Click Here
With Sean Connery: Click Here
As with Tyson and Perrineau, I think 179 cm seems to be debatable for him, but I think that the usual 5'10" is not enough for his peak height. Rob, you said all three men have a chance for a little over 5'10" (Lambert, Tyson and Perrineau). Will you now give Lambert an upgrade to 5'10.25"?
It is a figure that may well be possible, and he has lost a fraction by now...I did see him up close recently and you know he might still be very close to 5ft 10 today.
said on 22/Mar/18
Hey Rob, as a Scot do you feel the Highlander films portrayed Scotland in a positive fashion? :)
I watched it again a few years ago and like many films, they are never as good as you remember. I can't even remember the sequels though!
said on 13/Mar/18
Rob, I think the 5'10" peak height Lambert looks a bit too low. Here are some arguments:
With Freddie Mercury: Click Here
With Adrian Paul: Click Here
I think you can argue up to 5'10.5 "for him, but overall I think peak height 5'10.25" may be okay. Rob, please read my comment.
said on 19/Feb/18
Rob, who do you think has the best chance in young ages to reach a strong range of 5'10" (5'10.25")? Harold Perrineau, Christopher Lambert or Mike Tyson? Personally, I would give each of them three chances for it. What's your opinion, Rob?
You could make an argument for either of them to have a chance of a little over 5ft 10.
Nino said on 12/Nov/17
5-10 now.80s/90s 5-11
Pierre said on 21/Oct/17
Rob lose height as much as him imo and Rob has very short hairs here,from eye to eye the difference seem to be clearly under a complete inch imo but Christopher seem to have a longer forehead ,then imo i see him around 5"9',peak maybe 5"10' imo
Bobby said on 11/Oct/17
I feel if he straightened up, he could clear 177cm, so 5'9.75 is probably closer to the truth. Which means his peak height could have been 5'10.5.
Lol said on 11/Sep/17
... Christopher was a strong 1.78 guy. I'm sure that in his younger years he might have been 1.79. Honestly I don't think that a BAREFOOT brad Pitt is taller than him. Even if he is its not probably even a full centimeter.
Pierre said on 13/Jun/17
A very strong 5"9' imo
World Citizen said on 30/May/17
Looks about right. A weak 5'10er
RichardSpain said on 4/Apr/17
Incredible! I don't believe it! sure...??
at the movies, his looks is person taller. I think 182 or 183cm.
Sam said on 26/Jan/17
berta said on 7/Jan/17
in th photo he looks 3 cm taller
persk said on 2/Dec/16
Pierre said on 18/Nov/16
Around 5"9.25' imo;Rob has a little more sneaker but seem more slouching than Christopher.
The Horse of FUNK
said on 26/Oct/16
Well, I'll be damned, I was almost correct all those years ago. He was never 6'0". I figured he would at least be in the 5'10.5" neighborhood. Meh, I was close enough.
Can't believe my posts from 2006 are still on this page though lol. Holy crap, where does the time go?
Editor Rob: a few years ago old 2006 posts had gone, but I managed to get them back into the database.
what!!!?!!! said on 22/Oct/16
im sure that if brad pitt and him stand barefoot next to each other they will be the same height. I mean pitt without his lifts
what!!!?!!! said on 24/Aug/16
he still has that 1.78 for sure now. peak was 1.79
D said on 8/Aug/16
said on 3/May/16
He really did pull off 179/180cm range in Highlander, I thought. No less than 178cm peak.
Rob, what was this guy like in person?
Editor Rob: didn't see him much, but he seemed to be friendly.
musket said on 25/Apr/16
At his peak he was 179cm..
184-182 said on 10/Apr/16
I don't think he's quite 5'9.5 but he's close. I'm guessing he's 5'9.25
said on 24/Feb/16
Rob can you list the Guy 5ft 10 peak 5ft 9,5in now 0,5in loss is very likely at 54
Editor Rob: today it might be the best mark for him.
Dmeyer said on 21/Feb/16
I think hé will be 4cm on rob counting shoes so 177-177,2cm 178cm peak 0,5-1cm loss at over 50 is likely
said on 21/Feb/16
Rob look at him And 180-180,5cm Dujardin hé realy look 1-2in smaller so max 177cm hé can pull of 5ft 10 with exelent posture , but 5'9,5 176,5-7cm today is very possible
Editor Rob: he could look taller back in the 80's, but in person really I think many would be surprised how average he could look.
Flyin said on 10/Feb/16
Well, he looked 2 inches taller than mercury on princes of the universe. 5"10 here though. Could he be a shrinker with 1 inch?. Like Billie D Williams.
Johno said on 27/Jan/16
dmeyer said on 10/Nov/15
Relooking at pics he could look 179 at peak but no more
James B said on 8/Nov/15
Looked near 6ft compared to Connery in highlander
ManikMania said on 10/Aug/15
Gosh Rob I always thought this guy was at least 5 ft 11 180cm height range?
said on 2/Mar/15
Rob, any possibility he is 5'9.75 max?
[Editor Rob: I think he typically looked more 5ft 10 range during his peak career days, is he dipping to 177 today I'm not sure.]
Judd said on 12/Feb/15
5'10" for the last highlander is a good shout
a said on 31/Jan/15
bundy, they are all jealous cause of him... he has accomplished more than they will even in 2000 years
Dmeyer said on 25/Nov/14
Rob can you list him 5'9.75 strong 177cm
Vibram said on 28/Sep/14
Another shock! I had this guy down as 6ft > 6ft1; he always looked that in his films. IN the Princes Of The Universe music Video, he clearly towers 5ft9 Freddie Mercury. They must of had him on a box! Was his peak a litle over 5ft10 prime (early 80's - mid 90's), say 178.5cm? Today 177cm?
Miiiiiiighty_- said on 23/Sep/14
Vogt said on 11/May/14
What's wrong with the way he looks? He looks pretty good to me?
Bundy said on 26/Apr/14
Looks about 5'9.5" and ..., it hurts to look at him, he hasn't aged very well.
Hypado said on 23/Apr/14
Christopher is 5ft 10in (178 cm)
said on 21/Apr/14
Really doesn't look anything over 5'8 in those thumbnails.
[Editor Rob: he's not quite that small, but he's certainly no 5ft10+ guy!]
Lorne said on 11/Jan/14
Even if he has lost half an inch, he wouldn't have been 179cm peak, I mean he looks a guy who would certainly din under 5ft10 evening. I mean I can believe he lost a cm or so, but I think he was really just a 178cm guy when younger, like 5ft10, or max 5ft10.25, who could very well be 177cm today.
said on 25/Dec/13
oh , come on rob if you stand straight you are almost the same height with lambert!!!5.10??????
[Editor Rob: yeah he is a weak 5ft 10. I was surprised people could guess him over 5ft 10 in that phot!]
Tony said on 27/Aug/13
@ Yaspaa - yes! he's not what you call a good looking man. Never. But this guy is some lucky dog because his girlfriend at this time is gorgeous Sophie Marceau. Sophie needs glasses bigtime!!!!!!
Kyuss said on 25/Aug/13
5-10" pretty much with the lean and less shoes than rob here.
Yaspaa said on 6/Aug/13
Get her told WWW. He looks like a monkey?.. honestly some people.
said on 4/Aug/13
179cm peak, Rob?
[Editor Rob: question is if he dropped height, I don't know if he lost a half inch by 50 or not]
LG69 said on 22/May/13
Looks about 5'9.5" here, but considering Rob's slightly thicker shoes I would say he's 5'9 3/4".
www said on 1/May/13
@menina when you get atleast 100 light years near to his talent and fame you can try to talk bullshi** again :)
Dmeyer said on 26/Apr/13
A solid 1.2 in over Rob who is 5'8.1 = 5'9.3 176cm + 0.3 in footWear 5'9.5-9.6 in 177cm , today he could be 5'9.5
Dmeyer said on 28/Mar/13
5'9.75 now 5'10 peak
Elijah said on 26/Jan/13
@Mark: those were my thoughts exactly when I came here lol. Like Stephen says he's your "classic" 5'10" man.
Stephen said on 8/Jan/13
Arch Stanton said on 31/Dec/12
He looks like that baddy from the 1981 James Bond movie For your eyes only Michael Gothard. Creepy..
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Dec/12
179-180cm range 15 years ago I'd say
thc-182 said on 9/Oct/12
lol french websites put him at 5'8", which is really exagerated.
But 5'11" seems too much for him, i think 178 is accurate
maximus said on 25/Sep/12
5' 9 1/2" at the most...had some enjoyable films.
Dmeyer said on 23/Sep/12
Looks about 176-6.5cm plus 0.3 in 177-177.5 weak 5'10
menina said on 23/Sep/12
Seeing this picture confirmsthat he was perfectly cast for greystoke. the tarzan role seemed created for him. he is a talentless actor who looks more like a monkey with the passage of time. He does look to be 5'9"
avi said on 12/Sep/12
5'9. Rob means if he stood up really straight he may hit close to 5'10. But if rob did it too then the difference is back to 1 inch
Mark said on 12/Sep/12
Certainly looks in good shape for his age...maybe he really is immortal?
Josh B said on 12/Sep/12
Don't understand all the upgrades for this guy, definitely agree with rob that he's more a solid 5'9 than 5'10.
said on 10/Sep/12
5-10" min,up straight 5-10.5 or 5-11"
[Editor Rob: but then I'm losing height myself, certainly no less than him as I was nearly looking eye to eye when I shook his hand :)
more chance he's 5ft 9.5 than 10.5 in my humble opinion.
LG69 said on 8/Sep/12
said on 7/Sep/12
Rob, did you originally have this guy listed at 185cm?
[Editor Rob: no I had him 5ft 10.5 a long time and Frank2 did say he thought Lambert looked 5ft 10 aswell, which I think was right even 15 years ago.
The Exorcist said on 7/Sep/12
Yup! He looks a legit 5'10".
leonari said on 6/Sep/12
In my eyes this guy was 5'11. Chain smoker who doesn't look healthy if you ask me.
Joe257 said on 6/Sep/12
Christopher Lambert is now doing conventions and charging people to get their picture taken with him!? Talk about a movie career going down! But I would agree with 5'10" or 5'10.5" in the above picture. In all fairness, Christopher looked about 6'0" tall in almost all of his movies!
Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm said on 5/Sep/12
If he's 5'10, then he's the tallest 5'10 I've ever seen, he looks easily tallish on screen.
That's to show also how tall is and looks a true 5'10 guy, that's already a solid above average height.
said on 4/Sep/12
You mean 5'9.75 isnt improbable
[Editor Rob: not impossible but 5ft 10 I think is fair for him.]
said on 4/Sep/12
rob did he look legit 5 ft 10 in person
[Editor Rob: I think he would measure near it.
Not over it though.]
jtm said on 3/Sep/12
i think he was 5'10 flat at his prime and could be shorter nowadays.
leonari said on 3/Sep/12
Never saw him as a full 5'11. Could have been 179 cm in his prime.
said on 3/Sep/12
Seems to be losing quite a bit of height in the pic, to not count the shoe disadvantage.
5'11 peak is possible for me, what do you think Rob?
he looked shorter than vernon wells in fortress, so was peak height then, I doubt he has lost more than a small amount by age 54.
the guy 5 comments saw him at the same event and thought Lambert looked 5ft 8 to him...
not a chance from what I saw that Lambert's over 5ft 10 in 2011.]
D'artanian said on 3/Sep/12
It's weird he is listed over 6 foot on some sites.
tom said on 5/Jun/12
5-11" looks right for him.
said on 27/Jul/11
Rob met Adrian Paul and listed him as 6ft. In Highlander Engame Lambert seems a little shorter than Paul in every shot.I think 5ft10 is correct.
[Editor Rob: I met adrian last year and thought he was near enought a six footer.
I met, like I see the last fella aswell, christoph at the london film con. I don't agree with him being five eight as the man was taller than me. I can see how he probably thought at five ten lambert could appear like he was 2 inch shorter as christoph isn't a guy who stands like stallone ;)
I now understand why vernon wells was taller than lambert in fortress]
Dino said on 10/Jul/11
I saw him at London Comic Con. I'm 5'10 and he looked a good 2 inches shorter than me
Bon_ said on 8/Jul/11
5'11.25 minimum, sorry this is one of the unnecessarily downgrading listings
rob89 said on 4/Jul/11
He starred in a movie called Resurrection from 1999, with him and 5'8" listed Leland Orser as the two leads playing detectives. Lambert looked about 2-2.5 inches taller than him throughout the movie, so 5'10"ish is about right for him assuming Orser is really 5'8".
Simon Templar said on 14/May/11
This actor never looked 6´1" on screen. He looks in the 5´11"/5´9,5" range.
Anonymous said on 2/Feb/11
Yea as i was talking about how Clancy towered over him in THe Highlander I heard somewhere he Lambert was 6 ft 1
said on 21/Jan/11
Rob how did you end with 179 if he's listed at 185? I don't think he's under 5'11.
[Editor Rob: he looks shorter than adrian paul and with vernon wells in that sci fi movie he didn't look taller than vernon either, so I'm not sure how 185cm came about in the first place...]
Anonymous said on 30/Dec/10
He Gets a 6'1 listing! How can he be this short! Adrian Paul is listed at 6' and isn't taller than him!Theres an episode of Highlander (the 1st one) with both of them in it. what's going on Rob?
maximus said on 19/Dec/10
5'11 sounds fair....5'11" is not short thats almost 6' He walks around in shoes at 6' to 6'1..thats why he doesnt appear short...because he is not...its the smaller actors that are obviously shorter....Tom Cruise, Pacino,Hoffman..etc...
dmeyer said on 18/Jun/09
i think he is near enaugh 5 ft 11
bOb said on 18/May/09
5-7, 5-9, 5-11 or 6 feet. Whatever. Choosing this guy to play Tarzan in 1984 had to be among the very worst choices in the history of the tarzan movies. There may be 2 or 3 who were worse, but not by much. To this day, I still can hardly believe it happened.
vegas said on 10/May/09
Stood right in front of him, shaking hands and he was slightly taller than I am, with his eyes looking slightly down at me, and I am only 5'7". This was in the middle to late 90's on a set at Marine World working on a french film. I have to guess 5'9" for him. As a former wrestler (REAL wrestler), I can size up somebody very well, including their weight. Mr. Lambert was quite light in frame, maybe only about 165 pounds at the time but not unhealthy or anything like that.
Anonymous said on 27/Mar/09
Whatever his real height is he was too tall to play in the Silician the real Salvatore Giulani was 5'6" the most. He didn't fit.
Anonymous said on 26/Aug/08
He is a max 5-9 barefoot
Joe said on 24/Mar/08
He's 5'10 maybe even 5'9 3/4.
AlphaFactor said on 30/Jan/08
So you gotta be 5ft 10.5in to be immortal, eh?
Well... maybe we'll all come off of attaching meaning to superficial indications of beauty such as height, one day.
chokerohe said on 27/Dec/07
few years ago i always get mistaken of 5ft10 thomas jane and him.. both of them really lookalike as even their size & height.. only nowadays christopher lambert gets older..
Michael BJ said on 13/Nov/07
I think you are right Mark K..in the movie Highlander 2 there's a scene where he stands beside Sean connery, and Lamberts forehead is only in height of Connery's mouth, so 5 foot 9 the most.
MarkK said on 16/Sep/07
I met him on the set of Knight Moves, I am 5'10" and he was looking up at me. I think they had him wear lifts for the movie. I would say he is between 5 foot 8 or 5 foot 9. It seems like every actor ive met in person is listed at exactly 2 inches more than what they are, Crazy
dmeyer said on 3/Jun/07
i doubt he is ;ess than 5'10.5 possibly 5'11 in younger days
gabriel said on 5/Apr/07
between him and freddy mercury they look about 3 inches apart so 6 foot would be if mercury is 5'9" I saw him in the piano player he was a good 2 inches to 3 taller than dennis hopper who supposdly is also 5'9" but in Highlander Endgame hes like 2 to 3 inches shorter than Adrian Paul who is 6 foot tall exactly supposdly, and in Highlander 2 the quickening hes roughly the same height like Michael Ironside maybe a tad inch shorter and Michael ironside is 5'9"
The Horse of FUNK said on 2/Apr/07
I dunno, judging from the Freddie Mercury photos and dmeyer's statements, Lambert seems he could be anywhere from 179cm - 181cm. I think he might be 5'10.75" (bang on at 180cm). Although the real deal breaker is to get someone to actually meet the guy in person. Because, as it is, he seems like another one of those Brad Pitt types whose EXACT height is a huge question mark.
glenn said on 13/Mar/07
Editor Rob said on 13/Mar/07
Skimmed through fortress last night, he looked good few inches on jeff coombs and clifton collins...but, in a scene where he is on the ledge with vernon wells, you could argue he's looking 5ft 9 there!
dmeyer said on 9/Mar/07
could steel be 5'11 since he dates sophie marceau who is about 172 cm and he towers over her and a friend of who is 5'11 that play tennis with him as tall
said on 7/Feb/07
You are all crazy, who think he is no more than 5'9.
Look at this picture with Freddie Mercury who was always known as 5'9 tall.
If Lambert is only 5'9 to 5'10 himself, that would make Freddie no more than 5'7, which is ridicolous
gabriel said on 16/Jan/07
Im 5 foot 7 id say he is around my height as crazy as it may sounds if you have seen him next to sean connery who is only 6 foot 1 he looks very short compared to him In Highlander 2 the quickening in Highlander 1 he looks a tad bit shorter but in part two he looks a lot shorter it could just be the camera angle but if youve seen chris next to most the other guys in the movies hes always the shortest one he was definately shorter than adrian paul in endgame who im sure is at least 6 foot. And he was shorter than Bruce Payne. My Rough estimate is that he could be between 5'7" and 5'9" max 5'10" but no more
Editor Rob said on 17/Sep/06
I was reading 5th May comment by Mr R.
This is true, in 1984 Daily Herald there was an article calling this geezer a "5 foot 9" Frenchman...
The Horse of FUNK said on 7/May/06
Nah, I doubt he's shorter than 5'10, it's pretty obvious to me. Keep in mind the woman was most likely wearing heels in Lambert's pic. While he doesn't look 6' in Highlander, especially next to Connery, he just doesn't have the build of a guy who is any shorter than 5'10. Yeah, it sounds a little silly to estimate someone based on their 'build', but it's actually a good way of determining (usually). I'd say he's probably a good 5'10 guy who easily pushes towards 5'11. If he's 5'10, I wouldn't be suprised; if he really is 5'11, I wouldn't be suprised either. So, 5'10.5 seems reasonable, unless proven otherwise (be it taller or shorter).
Glenn said on 7/May/06
wow.Lambert looks 5-10 tops.maybe smaller.
The Horse of FUNK
said on 5/May/06
Hah, I might be wrong as well. Maybe this guy really is 5'10. I did a google search for Highlander and found these pics. Sorry, I don't know what kind of code this site uses, too drunk at the moment to bother. I have no idea who this woman is or what her height is, but she has some good comparison pics.
With Lionel Ritchie: Click Here
With Adrain Paul (who looks tall, definitely a strong 6'): Click Here
With Lambert: Click Here
Considering the fact she looks dressed up, she may be wearing heels in the Lambert pic. So, that's something to consider.
The Horse of FUNK said on 5/May/06
You know, normally I disagree when I see a 6' guy downgraded on here, but I really think is correct. I just watched Highlander last night and there's a part in the movie where Connery and Lambert are barefoot on a beach. Lambert does not look 6' next to Connery in the scene. I think he might have been 181 or possibly close to 5'11.5. Normally when guys are in that range they get easily rounded up to 6'.
Then again, I've never meant the guy, so I wouldn't know.
nolifts81 said on 24/Mar/06
Christophe is exactly 179 cm. I've heard it a lot of time from italian television,because he had in the 90' a story with a very famous showgirls in Italy. She said a lot of time that he is 179 cm.
Frank2 said on 6/Mar/06
Lambert is five-ten. Richardson was six feet when he was young.
Mr. R said on 10/Feb/06
This can't be right. I remember him doing a film with Mario Van peebles, and they were about the same height. I have met Mario, and he is about 5-9.
Anonymous said on 9/Feb/06
he is no less than 5'11 maybe was 6 feet in his 20's
George said on 30/Jan/06
he is like me i remember the last time when i see him and he is a little shorter than me. Iam 181cm
D said on 26/Dec/05
sir ralph is given 6' on this site and he does look it in some of his later films, however not sure how tall he was when he was younger
Robert said on 30/Oct/05
He was the same height as Sir Ralph Richardson in "Greystoke". Wasn't Sir Ralph 6'3"?
Cyrus said on 15/Oct/05
I met him in person. He's 5'9.
Highlander said on 3/Aug/05
My opinion is that Lambert is really something between 5'11 and 5'11.25...he looked quite tall in Highlanders, but in his latest movies you get the picture that he's like 5'10 barefoot...
Mr. R said on 9/May/05
When he first hit it big with Tarzan, he was listed at 5-9. Somehow, he "grew" when he got to Highlander. He did a movie with Mario Van Peebles, and they were about the same height, which is probably why they were cast together. I think Mr. Lambert is closer to 5-9.
Anonymous said on 7/May/05
I believe he is closer to 5'10. In Highlander 2 he looks about 3 inches shorter than Sean Connery and Connery is about 6'1 these days
[Editor Rob: I saw some caps and you know I think the 179-180 is more accurate for this guy!]
JUSTMATT said on 7/May/05
I think he's no more than 5.11..
nick said on 7/May/05
He is 179 cm. Alba Parietti a italian woman who has had a story with him in the middle of 90'said in a recent interwiew that Christophe is 179 cm.
Palladium said on 7/May/05
Wow, I never asked how tall this guy is but he looks to me a lot taller as that, just I see that man list him at this too in many other Sites. Anyway at his peak may be he was a little taller. ;-"Pallas"
rick said on 7/May/05
I agree he looks near 181.But his surname is Christophe !