How tall is Cillian Murphy - Page 2

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5ft 7.59in (171.7cm)
Guillaume said on 5/Jul/08
5'7 max. He might be 5'6 1/2 ; look at him next to lucy liu, or scarlett johansson. He's shorter than 5'8.
Hugo said on 22/Jun/08
I saw him in the street a few months ago, and I'd say he's significantly shorter than 5'8". I'm 5'10" and I towered over him; I'd guestimate nearer 5'6"
Anonymous said on 5/Jan/08
wow i had no idea he was so short, just saw the movie 'sunshine'and he looked about chris evens height.
Mr. T said on 10/Dec/07
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Not under 5'7". Even if you put Liu at a somewhat conservative 5'1", account the tricky angle and the shoes.
acg said on 5/Dec/07
just from seeing him onscreen alone i'd assume at least 5'9 for cillian. but from reading various fan encounters and looking closely at more pics of him, i think he may be quite a bit shorter.....
Ace said on 8/Nov/07
I can't picture this guy being any shorter than 5'7". However, I do accept the possibility of 5'6". Quite Frankly, I havn't seen enough movies/pics etc to narrow him down. Probly not 5'9" though
myspace celebrity said on 30/Sep/07
i think he can appear a bit taller, especially next to katie holmes in batman begins
glenn said on 18/Sep/07
thanks kdk.
KDK said on 17/Sep/07
ACG- I know he hasn't met him yet.. I'm patiently awaiting the day we see Glenn & he's pic on the front page. Only thing is I hear he's not so picture friendly.. but Glenn is amazing, so no doubt we'll see he up there soon. I think Cillian is due for a movie in the states.
glenn said on 17/Sep/07
i hear 5-6 to 5-9 on him.i guess 5-8.
joe said on 16/Sep/07
Hi Glenn. what is your guess on cillian murphys height?
glenn said on 14/Sep/07
i have to wait for him to promote a film or film here.
ACG said on 13/Sep/07
i don't think glenn has met him yet, kdk. if he had, he probably would have indicated so. i could be wrong tho.....
KDK said on 10/Sep/07
So Glenn, picture?? I'm patiently waiting.. :) Glenn will prove his height. my guess is 5'7.
Dunken said on 9/Sep/07
he looked 5'7 in Sunshine. very skinny, must be around 130lb.
joe said on 9/Sep/07
acg, your comment was totally useless. where is the proof in your links? I believe he is 5'7 dead on.
Dazed said on 3/Sep/07
Good lucking guy, saw a lot of pictures on a site from his premieres he looks really short 5'5 5'6. No way hes 5'8. Good actor
Adam Brennon said on 26/Aug/07
I winder if it would be possible to turn Murphy into a 200 lb muscle machine. Just imagine a team of expert nutritionists and experienced bodybuilders advising him and access to every conceivable supplament and training program. I wonder; could it be done?
Yitzhak said on 13/Aug/07
from top of the head to the eye level is about 4-5 inches in most men.

If Lucy is 5'2 (or perhaps even slightly less), then his height 5'6 - 5'7 is easy to see.
krisluvkev said on 12/Aug/07
I'm the girl ACG is referring to and yes i'm 5'10 and Cillian just comes up to my chest.
KDK said on 12/Aug/07
Yeah, look at the picture of him w/ Lucy Lui. She's on her toes in most of the shots and the one's she's not he's quite taller than her. AND look at the other pictures of him next to Neve Campbell posted below. I'm not sure, but 5'6 is a bit low.
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Yitzhak said on 11/Aug/07
5'9 is impossible.

Look at the pictures of him with Lucy Liu. You can see everything, even footwear.

She comes up to about his nose and she's 5'2. He's 5'6 min 5'7 absolute max, no question.
Truheight said on 27/Jul/07
in the McKeane photos - it would be close to a 5in difference if McKeane had upright posture!
glenn said on 25/Jul/07
im here for you too kdk.and love all of you.
KDK said on 24/Jul/07
I LOVE you Glenn. PLEASE tell him I said hello. Oh and Jenn, I said the same thing regarding Rachel McAdams below somewhere. I've come to realize that he's definitely not 5'10 (unfortunately) GLENN, you're our only hope....
Jenn said on 23/Jul/07
he's ONLY 5'8? way! he looks more like 5'10 ...but he did say he was short though.
he can't be 5'6 RED EYE..rachel mcadams was wearing 1-2 inch heels n he was still taller than her by 2-3 inches! n she's like 5'4. guessing he's 5'8-5'9.
glenn said on 23/Jul/07
for you guys,ill get him.
Dom said on 22/Jul/07
Go on glenn, you can do it! If you can't then theres no hope 4 any of us!
glenn said on 21/Jul/07
i never saw him.i hear 5-6 to 5-9 for this guy.ill get him one day.
KDK said on 20/Jul/07
Can Glenn get a picture this guy?? I'm a need to know kinda girl.
Ace said on 18/Jul/07
C'mon lets get real. The guys 5'7" and some change. I don't belive he's a full 5'8", but hes certainly at least 5'7" or more.
Kizuna said on 17/Jul/07
No, her height here is listed at 5'4. Click Here

But come on- Cillian being 5'6? That's really stretching it. He's definitely a dainty guy, but even in pictures, he never looked THAT tiny.
Viper said on 16/Jul/07
Mcadams is 5-3.
Kizuna said on 16/Jul/07
Well, there's no doubt in my mind that Cillian's on the dainty side. I think the main reason he doesn't look so small is because he doesn't have Tom Cruise Syndrome (dating 5'10+ women), so it's not as in-your-face. But at the Red Eye premiere, he looked rather tall standing next to Rachel McAdams. She's listed to be at least 5'5, and she was wearing some really high heeled shoes, but Cillian still looked taller than her by and inch or 2 at least. I'd estimate his height being 5'9.

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Whatever, he's still sexy as sin.
claire said on 15/Jul/07
Hard to reconcile the pictures w/ the 6 people who said they actually stood next to him. Rvp, Podge, Kara, Bj, Charlotte, & Jimmy all said 5'6" tops. Well, I agree, who cares? Great actor.
sam said on 13/Jul/07
I thought he would have looked like a shrimp next to Kristen Johnston due to his history of seeming short, but the difference seems at most 2 inches in that photo.
KDK said on 12/Jul/07
Ok, look at him with Neve Campbell. She is listed at 5'5 1/2". Does he look only a 1/2" taller then her?? NO, he looks at least two inches taller.
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See him in this photo, next to Kristen Johnston, who is listed at 6'. Looks like McKeon is taller then her and Cillian is a tad shorter than her. Who agrees that he may be 5'8 to 5'9???
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MD said on 8/Jul/07
Not sure why the photos I posted with 5'11" Michael McKean were deleted:

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I guess the current listed height could be right, though, I think the diffence may be a bit more than just 3 inches if McKean straightened up in the photos.
Viper said on 8/Jul/07
I would have said 5-10 1/2 - 5-11 as well.
RICHARD said on 7/Jul/07
I can't believe he is only 5'8. I'm 5'8 and IF I stood next to this guy he would tower over me. He looks tall in his films esp. in 28 Days Later(he looked at least 5'11)but in Batman Begins he was shorter than Christian Bale. I really believe Cillian is 5'10 or 5'11.
antron said on 4/Jun/07
5'3" eh? Well kara you know he tried out for the role of Batman/Bruce right? They liked him and so cast him as Crane/Scarecrow. Somehow I don't think he would have gone for the Bat if he were that small...Maybe 5'7" no smaller
TheJerk said on 1/Jun/07
5-8 is generous.
KDK said on 18/May/07
If you look at his face, you can see that he has really small facial features. He looks very petite and I'm starting to agree that he's only 5'6" at best. He's a great actor, like Jimmy stated, so who cares! Hey,I don't think he's trying to be a basketball player! He also has never claimed to be a tall guy. Hollywood is smart to cast short actresses in his movies to make him look tall.
JJ said on 12/May/07
He is not 5'9. From a friend working in the biz, He is 5'6 dead on -- nothin more.
Anonymous said on 11/May/07
He looks as tall as 5'9 next to 5'10.5 Padraic Delaney:

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Of course that's a camera trick, and maybe he's got a lift going there so 5'7 sounds accurate, 5'6 seems like stretching it.
sam said on 8/May/07
I'd believe 5'7" or 5'8" for Cillian. Don't really buy the 5'6" & under claims. He's so slight, he must not weigh that much over a 100 pounds.
jimmy said on 7/May/07
Cillian is 5'6. I stood next to katie holmes outside the set of batman begins in london when she wore the purple top. There is a scene in the movie where she is stood next to him in the elevator, and thats how tall i was next to her, when she was wearing the same thing. He is 5'6, and a bit i think. But his is reallllllyyy thin. So he appears to look taller. Seriously this is is very thin lol. But hes an awesome guy, and one of the best actors around. If anyones put off by his height. Go scr-w yourself.....
Joe said on 7/May/07
I believe he's 5'7 and a bit. Surely someone must have a photo with him in to clarify his height. Some of the comments on here are so innacurate its funny like kara's 5'3 comment.
Nick said on 20/Apr/07
5'7 or 5'9, looks about that in sunshine.
MD said on 3/Mar/07
Cliffo, what was the magazine and month and such? Otherwise, it doesn't matter.
Charlotte said on 3/Mar/07
This guy is no more than 5'6. He walked past me after his stint in the play "Love Song" and didn't even notice him until he nearly bumped into me and said "sorry" in an irish accent! I'm 5'5 but wearing 2 inch heels, and he was definitely shorter!
Paddy said on 2/Mar/07
Im 5'10'' and cillian is at least 3 to 4 inces smaller
Cliffo said on 25/Jan/07
Actual height is 5'6" (168 cm). Given in an interview in a women's mag that pointed out his short stature.
Lmeister said on 25/Jan/07
Are U folks just blinded by his looks. He has a really small frame and is clearly 5'7''- 5'8'' range...
ripe said on 24/Jan/07
wow! i couldnt believe when i saw 173cm and what u guys wrote. i always thought he is more than 180cm. i never thought he is 17x cm
Anonymous said on 24/Dec/06
What do you base your opinion on that McKean is taller than 5'11"?
Karen said on 23/Dec/06
I think McKean is taller than 5'11". Cillian does look kind of small by comparison but..look at him with Lucy Liu, she's on her tip toes in some of those pics.
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Karen said on 20/Dec/06
I love Cillian and I'm 5'8 1/4. He's super hot. In Redeye, Rachel McAdams is wearing 2inch heels and Murphy is a lot taller. 5-8 or 5-9 seems right.
bj said on 30/Nov/06
I saw him at the theatre tonight and then again outside it and he's pretty short, I'd say no taller than 5'6".
Viper652 said on 27/Oct/06
I thought this guy was even taller than 5-8 1/2.
Ulmerite said on 24/Oct/06
He looks easily five or six inches taller than Lucy Liu in these pictuers; Liu is 5'2".

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Kara said on 9/Sep/06
He's definitely shorter than 5'7". I'm 5'8" and he's much shorter than that. He could be as tall as 5'5" but he didn't appear to be slouching. I was standing right next to him. I know it's surprising. I thought he looked a lot taller in the movies.
sam said on 8/Sep/06
5'3" tall? Um...even for Cillian that seems a little slight. No matter what angles a director uses, he would look like a leprechaun next to other actors, which he doesn't. He might be a small as 5'7", though.
Kara said on 8/Sep/06
I met Cillian tonight. He's no more than 5 ft. 3 inches. He's quite petite. Directors are brilliant in using camera angles to make actors look larger than they are.
Joe said on 26/Aug/06
He is 5'7 without a shadow of a doubt. Watch the film 28 days later and you'll see what i mean.
MD said on 14/Aug/06
Editor Rob, time to check back on this one. 5'8.5" seems like a gross overestimate.
Podge said on 12/Aug/06
I met him in cork recently and the guy is small about 5'5 maybe scraping 5,6 im just touching 6 which isnt really tall in Ireland but I felt like a giant next to this guy
mcfan said on 1/Aug/06
Is he this tall? He looks like 5'7/115lbs.
Joe said on 26/Jun/06
If Katie Holmes is 5'9 and shes wearing 2 inch heels plus, then this would clarify Cillian's height at around 5'8. I'd still put him an inch shorter though.
trueheight said on 19/Jun/06
Have you actually looked at Tharpina's pics Rob? i'll repost so it can be linked:

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the 2nd photo is probably the best. You see that Bale has approx. 5in on Murphy who is upright while Bale is leaning to his left. From these photos, you can see that Murphy has an unusually long neck and a shoulders that are slanted down rather than horizontal both of which can make a person 'seem taller' if a solo picture was taken. imo he's 171cm max.

curiously, Freeman looks only 6'1 in this pic.

In the 2nd photo, observe the GLARING height difference b/t Murphy, who upright and Holmes, who is in a serious slouch w/ knees bent. She already has 3in on him and would have 4-5 if she were upright.

In the 1st photo you can clearly see Holmes in 4in heels. Of course all the men , including Murphy are sporting 2in dress shoes. Even in this capture, Holmes stands at the very least 3in over Murphy and still has her knees bent in awkward posture.

lets be generous and give Katie the 5'9" that her ardent fans proclaim. She would be 6'1 in her heels. If she has 4in(I would still say 5in upright) on Murphy, that would make Murphy 5'9". Obviously thats a measurment including the shoes. Subtract 2in for his shoes and voila, the magic 5'7 that so many ppl have espoused. If you follow my logic and see that Holmes is actually 5in taller than Murphy if she truly stood upright(which she never seems to do anymore, i wonder why ;) then the 5'6" claims for Murphy would not sound so brash or dubious
rvp said on 11/Jun/06
I met him in cork (Ireland) recently and he is very small definetly not the 5'9 stated here he is the exact same height as my girlfriend who is 5'6.I was really suprised how small and skinny he was he looks average height in all his films
horacle said on 7/Jun/06
In 28 Days Later he looked shorter than naomie harris(5'8). So this guy is 171-172cm at the best.
Anonymous said on 9/May/06
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there's not that big a difference between him and katie. he's about 5'9 if she's wearing heels which she probably has to be with that outfit.
sebastian said on 21/Mar/06
the 5'10 claim is stupid
tharpina said on 22/Jan/06
I have a few pictures of Cillian with the other stars of Batman Begins. He looks really short in them.

and now heres one of him with Rachel Mcadams. She's about 5'4ish and in the picture is wearing 2 inch heals. I'd say Cillian is at most 5'7 and thats probably pushing it.
Marc said on 1/Jan/06
He is about an inch shorter than Katie Holmes, but i dunno if she was in heels, so he could be around 5'10".
spankymcdoogen said on 3/Dec/05
After watching Intermission, i would say Cillian is about 5'8", because there were a couple of scenes where Cillian was standing side by side with Colin Farrell. I saw at least two inches of difference in the two, and with Farrell being boarderline 5'10", that would make Cillian 5'8". And since it wasnt a big Hollywood movie, you dont have to worry about show lifts or anything...
slick said on 1/Sep/05
this guy is probably 5'7 its just that he is so thin and has a long neck
Ronie said on 30/Aug/05
He is listed as 5'6" in the site below
fred said on 20/Jul/05
Um, Cruise wears lifts in his shoes and Katie probably was wearing 4 or 5 inch heels.
statto said on 4/Jul/05
I think hes struggling with 5'8" as well.
sidewinder said on 28/Jun/05
dude hes 5'7 not 5'8
look at him beside katie holmes in batman begins
same height diff as tom and katie

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