How tall is Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan's Height

5ft 11 ¼ (181 cm)

British filmmaker, best known for directing films such as The Dark Knight trilogy, Interstellar, The Prestige, Inception, Insomnia and Memento.

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Average Guess (57 Votes)
5ft 11.31in (181.1cm)
highly suspect said on 26/Jun/21
Edges DiCaprio but clearly shorter than Bale. 181cm
Xosrow said on 31/Mar/21
He stands the same as leo
abdou. said on 11/Mar/21
how guys see the difference between 180cm and 181cm
slim 6'1 said on 12/Jan/21
Probably height twins with jack lowden and leo
slim 6'1 said on 12/Jan/21
Memento was mint, I suggest you guys watch it if u haven’t already
slim 6'1 said on 8/Jan/21
Agreed Vincent
Nolan gets 181cm from me
Vincent Caleb said on 26/Oct/20
Slim: Pretty much every Nolan movie is fantastic, although I wasn’t too crazy for Dunkirk personally. Dark Knight is probably his magnum opus.181 cm.
OriginalAnon said on 29/Aug/20
Nolan is a funny one for me. If standing alone like in the photo above, I could guess that he's a 6'4'' guy. To me, he just looks very tall. I couldn't guess his height but I'm presuming Rob has got it spot on, or thereabouts.
Slim 6'1" said on 7/Aug/20
181 for nolan is spot on. dunkirk was dissapointing. the dark knight is one of the best movies in the planet
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Jul/20
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James B 172c, said on 23/Feb/20
Not a fan of Christopher Nolan’s films especially the dark knight trilogy trilogy
Tall Sam said on 25/Jul/19
You're right that they could look similar but in some shots Nolan looked to have a slight edge on DiCaprio.
Chris Chen said on 23/Jul/19
Same height as Dicaprio
Animus said on 18/Jan/18

He means that Nolan is "small" in his directing style. He is restrained in verbal expression as a director.
Andy said on 14/Jan/18
Barry Keoghan recently referred to Nolan as being 'very small' in an interview :Click Here
No one would refer to a near 6ft man as 'very small'.
Wes said on 7/Jan/18
No es mΓ‘s bajo que Christian Bale. Me inclinararia por 1,82 o incluso 1,83
Slim 185 said on 9/Nov/17
Classic 180.0-181.5 Cm guy. I even think the full 5’11.5” is arguable.
Slim 181 cm said on 26/Jun/17
Probably same height as DiCaprio. Overrated director but still a great one, I wouldent watch Dunkirk just because he's directing it. Just as I watched interstellar last year and wasn't too impressed as with memento, inception and batman.
SHIVA182CMS said on 12/May/17
bang on 5'11 the 0.25 is unnecessary
Sandy Cowell said on 10/May/17
@ Connor - I've never seen Christopher N or Christian B standing together! Maybe I should take a look on the 'extras' of a film they have in common...
Csimpson 6ft said on 3/May/17
I think i remember christian bale edging nolan out so 5'11.25 is quite believable for nolan.
Mark(5'9.25") said on 1/May/17
I would not be surprised if Christopher Nolan was mistaken for 6'0". He can look 6'0" with Kevin Costner at times.
Sandy Cowell said on 1/May/17
It's always great to see film directors featuring on celebheights! Christopher looks way above average in the above picture and I am surprised he isn't a full 6ft, like one Connor Simpson!
However, I will settle for 5ft11 and a quarter for Chris!
Mark(5'9.25") said on 1/May/17
Could be 5'11.5" too. However, Cavill had him by 4 cm. Sometimes more.

The picture above looks like he could pass for a near 6'0".
Dmeyer said on 30/Apr/17
He oftenly has Γ  1cm footwear advantage
Guest66 said on 29/Jan/17
Looks exactly same height with DiCaprio, and often look taller than Bale, yet Bale is listed nearly 1 inch taller ?
2016 said on 25/Oct/16
He's not a short guy at all.His height and dicaprio's are same I believe.
Dmeyer said on 15/Oct/16
HΓ© oftenly looks Γ­Β  good cm under LΓ©o and 4cm under cavill 180cm is Closer
Dmeyer said on 14/Oct/16
This Guy oftenly wears 3-3,5cm shoes oposite dicaprio 2-2,5cm shoes and dosnt look taller so 180cm is Closer
Johnny said on 10/Jul/16
Here is an alternate shot of Leo and Chris..... I personally think Leo is fractionally taller than Nolan....but he slouches a lot...which makes him look shorter... Click Here
MrTBlack said on 30/Jun/16
Definitely an honest 5'11".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Mar/16
Another guy a bit taller than usually listed
S.J.H said on 5/Mar/16
I still couldn't see nolan as 0.25 shorter than leo. They were very smilar in height and always look the same like 180ish range. I would say they're both like 5'11
Colberto said on 2/Jan/16
hey rob could you upgrade him to 5'11.5" it is no fair leo and other flat 5'11" guys are listed as 5'11.5" and he is listed as 5'11.25". On a lazy day he could be 5'11.5" at least. 5'11.25" is spot on he looks very close to 6', if nobody told me how tall he is I would have guessed he is 6' on the nose.
BT said on 21/Sep/15
6'0.5 Cavill looks exactly 2in taller than Nolan in those shots, but Nolan is dropping a little more posture and Cavill looks to have a smidge stronger footwear. 5'11-11.25 is a realistic range for Nolan, don't think I'd bet on 5'11.5. As for Nolan vs DiCaprio vs Bale, I recon Bale is taller than both by 0.5in at the very least.
Judd ISR said on 8/Sep/15
Axaros said on 4/Sep/15
Why does Nolan look taller than Bale most of times? I can't understand that...

Because actually there's just 1 cms between they...Nolan is 5'11.25" (181 cms) and Bale 5'11.5-11.75" (182 cms), so when the difference is so tiny differents kinds of shoes play a fundamental role...
For example if Nolan wears classic dress shoes which gives averagely 1-1.25" and Bale converse (which gives 0.6") then Nolan would appear as tall or even taller than Chris...XD
Axaros said on 4/Sep/15
Why does Nolan look taller than Bale most of times? I can't understand that...
Gx79 said on 25/Jul/15
Rob are u going to Chang his height to 5'11.5 him and Leo look same height
gx79 said on 22/Jul/15
rob do u think he looks 5'11.5
Editor Rob
he can look within the 5ft 11-11.5 range typically.
Sam said on 2/Jul/15
There's a few shots where Nolan actually looks to edge out DiCaprio but most often he looks similar height as he does w/ Christian Bale, although Bale can seem to edge out Nolan a hair at times. I agree it's incorrect to list Leo as any taller than Nolan.
177-178 cm guy said on 28/Jun/15
How is Leo listed taller than him when it's clear that they are the same height?:

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cole said on 28/May/15
@Dmeyer: Yeah, but I think that's down to distorted shots more than anything else. I wouldn't guess he was anything over 5'11.25, not after seeing him with Cavill anyway. If anything those shots makes me believe 5'11 flat is nearer for him.
Dmeyer said on 13/May/15
Can look 0.25 under leo and can look 0.5in over bale and can look 1.25-2in under cavill can look anywere 5'11-6'0.25
Judd said on 8/May/15
I don't Know if Cavill does wear heels, but with Nolan he does look 2" taller...i am starting to think that Nolan is more 180-181 cms than 181-182 cms...
b-mint1994 said on 6/Apr/15
Him and Leo look the exact same height in most photos of them together. Both seem like solid 5'11" guys to me.
Sam said on 31/Mar/15
Where do you work Jeff?
The Last Son said on 29/Mar/15
Henry Cavill and Christopher Nolan.
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Jeff said on 27/Mar/15
I was lucky enough to meet him at work today. Nothing under 181 for him
Andrea said on 9/Feb/15
Rob, any idea on his brother Jonathan Nolan? He gets listed at 6'2... Maybe between 6'1 and 6'2?
Editor Rob
he can appear over 6ft 1 from what I've seen, a big 6ft 2 I'm not as sure on that.
Judd said on 15/Jan/15
[Editor Rob: at times Nolan can pull off 182 range, I'm not sure he really is that though.]

In my opinion, nolan is close to 6'0" just woke up and 5'11.25" in the evening.
What kind of shoes he wear is a different question, though...
You don't don't consider also the chance that Bale is 5'11.75", Eckhart 5'10.5" and Dicaprio 5'11.25"?
Judd said on 14/Jan/15
rob, in your opinion could be nolan one of those guys which wear on lifts on?

look at those pictures, please:

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i agree your listing, althought i told you before (on the christmas gifts letter's occasion) that in my opinion christian bale is a lègit 182cms or 5'11.75" guy, but in all pictures bale and nolan don't look much distant, for sure not 0,75" but also 0,5"...
what do you think about this thing?
Editor Rob
at times Nolan can pull off 182 range, I'm not sure he really is that though.
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 6/Jan/15
stands well for 5'11
gx79 said on 28/Nov/14
nolan and dicaprio are both 5'11.5
Judd said on 24/Nov/14
Adolf, I would bet more money on Nolan 5'11.25" and DiCaprio 5'11" than Nolan 5'11.5" and DiCaprio 5'11.25"...
Judd said on 14/Nov/14
i asked you because i know you met a lot of celebs, and i thought that maybe you could have met also ono of those that i my little experience the only celeb that i met is Bar Refaeli, and i can say that she's for sure 5'8" and 5'9"...but i'm still young, give me time and maybe i'll meet more celebs! XD
Dmeyer said on 12/Nov/14
Judd i agree to you listing exept for neeson who today could stretch to 6'3.25 or 3.5 and Levitt more 5'9-9.25 than 9.25-9.5 , but your listing is very good and could very well be better than mine
Judd said on 10/Nov/14
Dmeyer says on 10/Nov/14
Can look equal with leo a lot , but can look 183-184cm easy in some pics

I would put Nolan at 5'11-11.25" and:

Leonardo DiCaprio: 5'11.25"
Christian Bale: 5'11.5"-11.75"
Morgan Freeman: 6'1.5-1.75" (6'2.5" peak)
Michael Caine: 6'0.75" (6'2" peak)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt: 5'9.25-5"
Anne Hathaway: 5'7"
Heath Ledger: 6'1"
Tom Hardy: 5'9"
Ken Watanabe: 6'0.25"
Liam Neeson: 6'3" (6'3.75-4" peak)

What do you think about those listing, dmeyer?
Dmeyer said on 10/Nov/14
Can look equal with leo a lot , but can look 183-184cm easy in some pics
Judd said on 9/Nov/14
Sam says on 7/Nov/14
Judd, et al. in most photos DiCaprio and Nolan do look equal height I'd agree but at the premiere of Inception for some reason Nolan looked a bit taller than DiCaprio, i.e. Click Here

there're few picture and it all of those piks the different is quite small...sometimes dicaprio looks an hair taller, others an hair shorter i said before, leo in my opinion is 5'11-11.25"!
Sam said on 7/Nov/14
Judd, et al. in most photos DiCaprio and Nolan do look equal height I'd agree but at the premiere of Inception for some reason Nolan looked a bit taller than DiCaprio, i.e. Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Nov/14
He might wear bigger shoes to match Bale.

Rob, do you think 6ft out of bed is a possibility?
Editor Rob
I think that would be probable
Judd said on 7/Nov/14
FA: the most interest pictures are those which show nolan with dicaprio! They're always at the same level! To create a connection to leo's page (and it's topic debate) if nolan is 5'11.25" then i will put dicaprio at 5'11.25" too! He always looked that next to actors like Daniel Day Lewis, Matt Damon, Billy Zane...and this is the n-proof!
lelman said on 6/Nov/14
Glad to finally see Nolan on here. Yeah I think around 5'11.5" is good for him.
mike said on 6/Nov/14
Finally! He looked very close in height with Bale not under this height and might be 182.
MrTBlack said on 5/Nov/14
@ fah

Never looked 6'1" to me. Thought 5'11" was pretty close to accurate.
Connor183 said on 4/Nov/14
@Arch Stanton I thought Nolan looked more 182cm aswell, i didnt think he would be only 181cm, Christian Bale is supposedly the full 6ft but it's possible he could be just shy off 6ft.
Judd said on 4/Nov/14
Does look 5'11" to me, but 5'11.25" it's not impossibile...he's however a bit shorter than 5'11.5"...
Arch Stanton said on 4/Nov/14
Thanks, seems a good shout, although at times can look a weak 6'.
Sam said on 4/Nov/14
Lots of shots out there with DiCaprio, McConaughey and Bale and he often looks very similar in height to these guys. He can seem taller than DiCaprio at times and maybe a smidge shorter than Bale, although with an advantageous angle Nolan actually looks taller in photos.

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