How tall is Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood's Height

6ft 0 (182.9 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 3 ½ (191.8 cm)
American actor and Director best known for films such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Dirty Harry films, Unforgiven, Every Which Way But Loose, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Million Dollar Baby, Escape from Alcatraz, Space Cowboys and Gran Torino. In a racquetball website he stated he was "6ft 4" and in a 1988 article it mentioned his weight: "At 6- 3 and 216 pounds".

How tall is Clint Eastwood
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Average Guess (247 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 3.38in (191.5cm)
Current: 5ft 11.97in (182.8cm)
Tall In The Saddle said on 15/Jun/19
@James Brett - it's been a while since I saw In The Line of Fire - 1993, actors Fred Thompson 6'5" and Gregory Alan Williams listed 6'2" co-starred. Wonder if there are any decent scenes with them to compare Clint by - such comparisons seem to be curiously elusive in Clint's films.
I will say Clint appeared on Carson in 1992 - close enough to 1991 - link - Click Here - and appeared to me to be perhaps .5" shy of Ed McMahon who we might guess as 6'3" himself at that point - thereby putting Clint at about 6'2.5" or so. Also not sure if Clint has any footwear adv. - shoes appear a bit chunkier than McMahon's dress shoes though I could be wrong.
James - how do you think Clint compares to McMahon?
James Brett 172cm said on 14/Jun/19
Tall in the Saddle- how tall do you think Clint was by the Line of Fire? I’d guess 6’2.75?

Clint was probably a solid 6’3 in 1988 though
Tall In The Saddle said on 14/Jun/19
@Canson - agreed, general inflation will cause a false and understated perception of exactly how tall a certain height should appear.
Then you have the Hollywood factor....aside from the magnification of the big screen -all manner of devices are employed to make stars appear bigger than what they actually are...….so often you hear of stars appearing much smaller in real life than they do on film.....should check the John Wayne page, moving back in time to the Duke's earlier films before he was a big star there are some indicators that he wasn't quite holding the same height advantage he did in his much bigger later films.....who knows...lol, maybe the co-stars simply got shorter....
Maybe just bad luck but when Eastwood did star alongside comparably tall actors like Kennedy, Sutherland, Neeson etc. it's noteworthy that the opportunities to compare him against them were hardly ideal and few and far between
James Brett 172cm said on 11/Jun/19
Canson you said your 6’4 but 6’4,25 at a low so technically your over 6’4 right?
Canson said on 10/Jun/19
@James Brett: I’m 6’4 myself and it looks and feels massive. Im 6’5 out of bed 6’4.25 at a normal low and I see guys my size before claim 6’5/6’6
viper said on 9/Jun/19
6-3.5 peak I can buy
James Brett 172cm said on 6/Jun/19
Canson said on 5/Jun/19
@Tall in the Saddle: a lot of people on here don’t know what 6’4” looks like. A guy who doesn’t dip below the mark. Like Liam Neeson who was comfortably taller than Conan. Conan thought he was an inch taller. It was minimum 2cm between them


Canson I have friend who claims 6’6 but I suspect he’s more 6’4 and he doesn’t look massive too me
Canson said on 5/Jun/19
@Tall in the Saddle: a lot of people on here don’t know what 6’4” looks like. A guy who doesn’t dip below the mark. Like Liam Neeson who was comfortably taller than Conan. Conan thought he was an inch taller. It was minimum 2cm between them
Tall In The Saddle said on 4/Jun/19
@Canson - agree, I certainly wouldn't reject 6'3.25" max. - but like you, IMHO, Clint never 6'4" and I don't think he quite made 6'3.5" - could be wrong though. Lol sounds like we're talking Conan O'Brien.

Clint Eastwood 89 yo? Wow, that is amazing. Had me fooled for years because he held his age so well - particularly when you consider his actual age during the Rawhide Series (29-35 yo) and Dirty Harry franchise (40 +).
Hong said on 4/Jun/19
I agree with you Tall In The Saddle, Clint dose look more 6ft3 flat peak, but in the Son's of Katie Elder, Wayne was past his peak aged 58,and Kennedy 18 years his junior aged 40 was at peak height.
Hong said on 4/Jun/19
I have to disagree Tall In The Saddle, Kennedy only looked slightly taller than Clint, not 1.5 inches.
Canson said on 3/Jun/19
@Tall in the Saddle: maybe 6’3.25 max but 6’3” is believable. He has never looked close to 6’4” imho
James Brett 172cm said on 3/Jun/19
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 31/May/19
🎁🎂🎈 Happy Birthday Clint! 🎈🎂🎁

It's amazing to think that Clint is 89 today!

Peak height - 6ft3.5.
Now - 6ft1.

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Max 6ft today
Tall In The Saddle said on 1/Jun/19
I am firming on 6'3" max. for Eastwood - if over that, then barely. Curiously not much available to compare Clint to Sutherland but of what there is Sutherland looks taller - one still from Kelly's Heroes Sutherlands stance is much wider than Eastwood's and he still looks the same height. I think it gets too apologetic for Clint when he simply doesn't uphold the advantage that his listing demands over the likes of an older Ebsen (6'3" peak) and Jim Davis (6'2.5" peak) etc. Clint was also clearly shorter than 6'4" listed George Kennedy - by a good 1.5" - but to be fair I believe Kennedy was probably as tall as 6'4.5" - certainly taller than John Wayne in the Sons of Katie Elder
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 31/May/19
🎁🎂🎈 Happy Birthday Clint! 🎈🎂🎁

It's amazing to think that Clint is 89 today!

Peak height - 6ft3.5.
Now - 6ft1.

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James Brett 172cm said on 31/May/19
Rob if he didn’t lift heavy weight when he was younger would he have been a bit taller currently than he is?
Editor Rob
It might have contributed a bit...but so to can smoking, or how the bones form in teenage years.
Baltomire5'9.5 said on 28/May/19
Clint was 6'2 range come on. Does anyone here know his own height and how a legit measurement is? Sutherland was taller than Clint. Clint was 6'2.5.
James Brett 172cm said on 28/May/19
Movie guy- goldblum was at least 6’4
movieguy12 said on 27/May/19
That's the problem I have with Clint being a full 6'4''. I find it hard to see him as the same height as a 6'4'' guy like Jeff Goldblum. There is no question about Goldblum's height. Same with Tom Selleck another 6'4'' guy. In his prime would he have measured up to this pair. I think he'd have been shorter not sure by how much though.
Hong said on 26/May/19
You couldn't really compare Clint and Sutherland's heights in Kelly's heroes, both looked similar but you could never get a good comparison between them. Only later on in their career in space cowboys when Sutherland was clearly the taller of the two, although in the publicity shots and pics at the premier of the movie, both Sutherland and Clint seemed a lot closer in height, it's mainly in the medical exam in the movie Sutherland had what looked like a 2 inch advantage on Clint,both actors were barefoot at the time. But Clint being 5 years Sutherland's senior and maybe more 6ft2ish at the time, it's not the best time of their lives to compare heights.
James Brett 172cm said on 24/May/19
Yeah Arch and in Invasion of the body snatchers I thought Sutherland could pull of looking 6’3.75 at times next too Jeff Goldblum
Arch Stanton said on 22/May/19
6'3.5 as his low is believable peak but I thought he edged Donald Sutherland. I don't know why people think he looked 6'3 flat tops, he stood noticably taller than guys like Charlton Heston.
Hong said on 21/May/19
Just finished watching The Mule, his posture is pretty bad, but still looks like he could be in the 6ft range, the movie was very enjoyable, Clint was very good in it, a quite underrated movie IMO, got a lot of bad reviews by the PC brigade.
Millano182 said on 17/May/19
Lee Marvin never looked 6'2. Rob I never thought you would list Lee Marvin a 6'2. 6'1.25 is the highest he ever looked in his peak. This makes Clint at 6'3 flat which is the perfect listing.
Hong said on 17/May/19
Its arguable that Marvin and Coburn were 6ft1 flat, and Clint looked around 2 taller, that would make him 6ft3 flat, but I think 6ft2 is too low, Bridges looked 6ft1 also and Clint looked about 2 taller than him.
movieguy12 said on 15/May/19
Good downgrade I think. Eastwood always seemed to be edged out by genuine 6'4'' guys like George Kennedy and Gregory Walcott so I think 6'3.5'' is a good estimate. Estimates for Eastwood for people who have seen him in person seem to range from 6'2'' to a big 6'4'' and this was before his recent height loss. A 6'2'' prime Eastwood would help explain the supposed height loss but would I think result in downgrading too many other heights. Guys like Lee Marvin, James Coburn and Jeff Bridges would be scarcely 6ft if Eastwood was only 6'2''.
Rising174cm said on 11/May/19
Good downgrade. 6'3.5" is probably the best guess peak and any higher seems doubtful. No more than 5'11.5" today, though at 88 years old.
Bora said on 9/May/19
Probably 6'1"
Vibram said on 9/May/19
180cm morning and 179cm night today in his 89th year. 191cm peak at age 35. I think he has lost a full 11cm or 4 1/4 inches guys. Lets not kid ourselves, thats a huge loss of height! I think taller men lose a lot more. My grandfather reminded me of Eastwood and my grandfather was def. 6ft1 peak (and maintaned that peak up to about his late 50's). But by his death at age 83 he was my height (5ft9.8). So my grandfather lost 3.2 inches. At age 74 we measured him at 5ft11.
James Brett 172cm said on 8/May/19
Looks about 6’2.75 here in 1995 with Steven Seagal
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Hong said on 8/May/19
Bridges is struggling with 6ft flat these day's, at that same event he's looking 2.5 to 3 inches shorter than 6ft2 Ryan Reynolds. Clint might be able to get 6ft.05 busting a gut now, but the chances of him doing that at this stage are slim. He looks like a 5ft11 to 6ft guy now, to be honest. And will be 89 years old at the end of May,so if he manages to reach 90 he will most likely lose a bit more height.
AntMan said on 7/May/19
Still able to edge out Jeff Bridges at the AFI Awards in 2017, so Eastwood could still be 6 foot plus when he stands up straight
Hong said on 4/May/19
Thanks for the response Rob, but given Jim Davis being older and most likely a fraction less than his peak at the time, I think considering the height difference between them both in that episode, I can't see a full 6ft3.5 for Clint. But since both guy's aren't standing back to back barefoot it's never going to be the best clip for height comparisons, but it's a clear proof that in case anyone out there still believes Clint was 6ft4 peak that he wasn't.
Editor Rob
I can see how you would guess him nearer 6ft 3 than 3.5. I'm still ok with going for 6ft 3.5 peak.
Hong said on 30/Apr/19
Maybe Clint doesn't look shorter than Davis, Rory but he doesn't look taller not by a full inch anyway, also Ralph Bellamy is also in this episode and he was around 6FT1 peak, but is around 60 at the time, and Clint looks max 2 inches taller than him. So I'm sticking to 6ft3 peak for Clint
Rory said on 29/Apr/19
Pretty inconclusive I'd say that scene with Jim Davis, there's not many good scenes for comparison and anyway people who are only one inch apart will look close at times. For me I'd say Clint certainly doesn't look shorter than him, and perhaps even edges him with loose posture meaning 6ft3.5 is still possible. I'd agree though that a solid 6ft4 is out of the question for Clint but I still feel 6ft3.5 is close when standing well.
Hong said on 29/Apr/19
Rob, you have Jim Davis listed as 6ft2.5,do you think Clint looks 1 inch taller in the episode of rawhide Tall In The Saddle posted?
Editor Rob
It's tricky to say if it is a full inch
Hong said on 29/Apr/19
It's like the Buddy Ebsen clip from the same year, a man in his late fifties looking a match for the 35 year old Clint in height, yet both Ebsen and Davis were supposed to be shorter? I think everyone is agreed that Clint was never 6ft4 at peak,but struggling to look 6ft3 beside two much older guys when he was young, brings into question weather he was 6ft3.5 peak. To me from what a I saw with, Ali, Ebsen and Davis I think 6ft3 more than generous.
Hong said on 29/Apr/19
That's the one Tall In The Saddle,and we must remember that Davis was 21years older than Clint and 56 at the time of this episode. That's why I believe that 6ft3 flat is fair enough for Clint peak. Because if Davis was 6ft2.5 Clint looks very close in height and was definitely not 6ft4 peak.
James Brett 172cm said on 28/Apr/19
Sorry rob don’t mean too be annoying with this question but you did say that 6’3 1/2 would be the final peak you would give him. But just wondering is 6’3.25 still possible for a peak height?

I think we can rule out 6’3 flat for sure
berta said on 28/Apr/19
good update. This is his max. Liam hemsworth would probably edge him peak but this is possible.
Ian C. said on 27/Apr/19
Eastwood is an interesting case because, despite his height and strength and large, handsome head, he has a light, weak voice. I noticed this just the other day, when I put a DVD in the machine, and turned on the TV. Eastwood was on the DVD doing a short appeal for restoring classic movies, and I heard his voice before the TV got around to showing me his picture, and I couldn't quite place the voice. It's a little, reedy thing that doesn't match his face and figure.

In a lot of his movies he pushes his voice down an octave, which flattens it out. Normal speaking produces high and low notes, but Eastwood says every syllable on the same note. Kris Kristofferson tends to do that too. Meanwhile, actors like Lee Marvin and Claude Akins, who really do have deep, powerful voices, deliver their lines in normal, varying pitches.
Tall In The Saddle said on 26/Apr/19
@Hong - here's the link to the RAWHIDE Episode you referred to - Season 8 Episode 9 THE PURSUIT.

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Jim Davis listed 6'2.5" but often afforded up to 6'3". I agree, he and Clint look very similar and sometimes Davis can appear a touch taller.
179cm guy said on 25/Apr/19
Rob, do you really think that Eastwood could still be the full 6'0? At this point, I feel like he's lost at least 10cm. He even struggles to look 5'10 next to his 5'10.75 listed son Scott whom you've said yourself could be as low as 5'10.5 or even 5'10.25 Rob: ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) I one hundred percent agree with your 6'3.5 listing for his peak Rob but nowadays Clint has to be somewhere around 5'11 rather than 6'0.
Editor Rob
today he looks like he might struggle to measure 6ft, though old age posture can make him look 5ft 10 to 11 range at times.
Hong said on 25/Apr/19
I mentioned in an earlier post an episode of rawhide from 1965,it is called The Persuit, and stars Jim Davis, listed 6ft2.5. Davis would have been 56 years old at the time, from 36 mins there is a good chance to compare Clint and Davis's heights. They both look pretty similar.
Tall In The Saddle said on 25/Apr/19
@Rory and Hong - appreciate the input.

@Hong - Yes, looks as though you and I are on the same page as far we see Clint relative to Ebsen/Parker on the Kaye show and Ali/Presnell on the Frost show. Clint = about the 6'3" mark.

@Rory - I appreciate your honest and unbiased appraisal of the video in its own right - Notwithstanding your general perception that Clint was clearly taller than 6'3" you didn't try to play off Clint appearing taller than he actually did in this particular instance and I understand in the second skit that Clint might be seen to have a slight edge over 55 yo Ebsen. Personally, I think it's one of the stronger reference points for estimation purposes BUT I definitely agree, we shouldn't base our estimate on just on example, we have to call in all examples of various weighting - then try to reach an averaged conclusion/estimate.
James B 172cm said on 25/Apr/19
probably shrunk from 6ft3.5 too 6ft3 3/8ths by 1974
Mister lennon said on 25/Apr/19
Totally agree with his 6'3.5 listing at peak. Is what he always looked the most of the times. Could be 6'3.25 too, but i think that 6'3.5 is perfect.
Rory said on 24/Apr/19
In fact later on in that show in the bar when Clint,Ebsen and Fesser are dressed in black Clint is stood better then and does edge out Ebsen. Not by a full inch but probably somewhere between 0.5-1 inch.
Rory said on 24/Apr/19
@Tall in the saddle,

With that Ebsen,Clint and Parker video assuming their listings are correct as I'm not overly familiar with their heights I'd agree Clint looks 6ft3. I think he looks the same height as Ebsen but with worse posture but then that's counteracted by him having a slight footwear advantage. Clint probably in 1.6/1.7inch cowboy boots and Ebsen in solid 1 inch boot- 1-1.25 range. He looks 2-3 inches shorter than Parker. The question often with Clint is how much is losing in posture, throughout that he's standing loosely but how much height can he recover if measured ? Third of an inch, half inch, a full inch ? It's hard to tell. But I'd concede he could look 6ft3 flat on that occasion but then on many others he looks over 6ft3 so it's about the bigger picture too.
Hong said on 24/Apr/19
Yes Tall In The Saddle, I've seen the Ebsen/Parker video before and I too think Clint looked know more than 6ft3 compared to Ebson and Parker. With Ali he was Bearley taller and an inch or so shorter than Harvey Presnel who is listed as 6ft4.Im still not convinced he was any more than 6ft3 peak, but 6ft3.5 is an improvement on 6ft4 which was his original listing on this site.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Apr/19
This is the absolute lowest I’d argue for him
Tall In The Saddle said on 24/Apr/19
@Rory - to each his own, our opinions, and that's all they are, even if there are some who think their opinions are somehow carved in stone, don't change whatever Clint's peak height was in reality - and of course no one knows what Clint's peak height was for sure - to guess within .25" of same would be doing pretty well.

I will say I think there have been a few examples offered along with the opinion that Clint might've been closer to 6'3" than 6'3.5". For one, I think a better postured Clint showed no more than about .5" over Ali on the Frost show - when Clint first stands to greet Ali who is at his straightest there is little to choose between them IMO.

For another example - Clint appeared alongside Buddy Ebsen and Fess Parker on the Danny Kaye show. Now in this example, at least initially in the opening skits Clint is in cowboy boots while the other two are not. I think Clint shows little or no advantage over an older Ebsen who listed as 6'3" on this site. I will be honest though, I think Ebsen might've closer to 6'3.5" peak himself but again, he is older in this video so height maybe a bit off peak.

I am curious at your take on how an absolute peak Clint measures up against older Ebsen and 6'5.5" listed Parker in this particular video.

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Johan 185 cm said on 24/Apr/19
@Rory

True, he was clearly taller than Lee Van Cleef, Gene Hackman and Muhammad Ali all solid 6'2" guys. Not really sure why people are so desperate to bring him to 6'3" flat.

Alot of people must understand that by the 80's he was already in his 50's and could have lost a fraction.
Rory said on 23/Apr/19
No that's all nonsense all of that, people banging on about Clint in boots when he wore them in only like 10% of his films where other actors were wearing them too. People who guess him at 6ft3 flat don't really have a credible case tbh, the guy was clearly over that when stood tall in the 1960s. You never see these downgraders provide examples of compared to whom did Clint look just 6ft3 or less in his prime the reason is because there aren't any examples but these people are determined to downgrade him so they feel if they just repeat the slogans of 6ft3 at best people will believe them, sad.
ulaix said on 22/Apr/19
Dream said on 22/Apr/19
Don't forget an inch is considerable a big difference on heights. Ali was more 6'1.5. Trust me his real height was 6'1.5.
ulaix said on 22/Apr/19
Dream said on 22/Apr/19
Don't forget an inch is considerable a big difference on heights. Ali was more 6'1.5. Trust me his real height was 6'1.5.
ulaix said on 22/Apr/19
@Rory. He never looked over 6'3.5 not even close to 6'4. The most he looked is 6'4- 6'4 1/8 on his cowboy boots in the 60's
ulaix said on 22/Apr/19
@Rob. Nice you finally downgrade him! Is good seeing changes once in a while. I've always guess Mr Clint at 6'3 to 6'3.25. At least we see a 6'3.5 listing! ;
Canson said on 22/Apr/19
I definitely didnt agree with the previous listing but maybe he was like a hair above 6’3”. I think 6’3.5 is high for a low though. Maybe 6’3.25. Admittedly a lot of what I saw of him was when he was wearing boots. I mean he did claim 6’3” after all
James B 172cm said on 22/Apr/19
Rob do you think by 1974 he lost his first fraction?
Editor Rob
Maybe minimal
Rory said on 22/Apr/19
Yh 6ft3.5 is a good shout Imo, just makes sense as he always looked between 6ft3 and 4 in 60s and early 70s so that 3.5 middle figure is logical.
Dream said on 22/Apr/19
6’3 1/2” works, but not less. He’s clearly taller than Muhammad Ali, and Ali did say he was surprised ‘how tall he (Clint Eastwood) was.’
James Brett 172cm said on 21/Apr/19
Rob what made you downgrade him?
Editor Rob
6ft 3.5 is the final figure I'm giving for his peak, I've watched enough now from all his early films to go with that mark.
ulaix said on 20/Apr/19
@Honk Yes I agree Clint was probably 6'3 on the nose.
If he really was 6'3.75.. It means he was 6'5 on his boots which clearly wasn't. Watch his spaghetti western movies and you will see he never looked 6'5. Well he was in his peak at 34-35 years old and looked 6'4 to 6'4 1/8-1/4 max on his cowboy boots. He definitely was a flat 6'3 on the nose.
Hong said on 16/Apr/19
He's lost about 2.5 or 3 inches off his peak height of 6ft3,which for a man approaching his 90 year is not that remarkable. I think the 6ft4 thing has been proven to be just Hollywood exaggeration.
K.A 188 said on 13/Apr/19
Damm from 6ft4 to barely 6 foot thats a scary height loss.. ...
Johan 185 cm said on 12/Apr/19
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Up until the 70's he was prime I think but in the 80's ( he was in his 50's) it looked like he was starting to lose a small fraction. Not many pics of him in his youth sadly that are good for height purposes.
Hong said on 12/Apr/19
Yes movieguy12 Davis could have been taller, but there is also a debate about Lee Marvin being 6ft2,he could have been 6ft1,and is listed here as 6ft1.5.But you must also remember Davis was 21 years older than Clint and may not have been his peak height back in 1965 aged 56.If it could be proved that Marvin was the full 6ft2 then Clint was 6ft4 peak, because he always looked 2 inches tall too me.
Dream said on 12/Apr/19
Clint Eastwood is easily taller than Muhammad Ali.
Mister lennon said on 11/Apr/19
What? You are the one who is posting lies. Freeman is honest and he said 6'2, what is true. But he didnt say a flat or a solid or a strong one. A strong 6'2 is a 6'2 too. And Freeman was that height. He was an inch taller than strong 6'1 jim carrey.

And yes, clint was taller in the 90s. A little bit taller, but taller. Clint was a solid 6'3 peak.
movieguy12 said on 10/Apr/19
Jim Davis might have been taller than 6'2.5". In Monte Walsh a great western he looks taller than 6'2" Lee Marvin and similar to Jack Palance who was maybe 6'4" or close to it.
Hong said on 10/Apr/19
Ralph Bellamy was also in the episode of rawhide with Davis. He is listed here as 6ft.05 and Clint looks about 2 taller. I think 6ft3 peak is good enough for Clint. And if Hal Halbrook was 6ft or even 6ft.05 that would make Clint more 6ft3 in comparison, he didn't look anymore than 3 taller than Hallbrook, sometimes only 2.
ulaix said on 10/Apr/19
Mister lennon said on 10/Apr/19
Why do you lie? Morgan Freeman was an honest guy and always claim he was 6'2. Clint looked abouit his height maybe Clint was a weak 6'3 nothing more
Hong said on 10/Apr/19
Laser8, indeed Freeman did refer to himself as 6ft2, some people don't think it's important to claim a fraction of an inch so they just round down, l believe Freeman fall's into this category. Having watched him star with 6ft4 John Lithgow, as well as 6ft3.5 Christopher Reeve, he looked, if I was to guess 6ft3 with both these guys, he gives off a 6ft3 impression too me, so that's why I think he was more 6ft2.5 peak. On the other hand Clint seems to be the type who would round up his height, so if he measured 6ft3.5 he would claim 6ft4.But to me he never looked 6ft4,and 6ft3 was a more believable height. He could have been 6ft2.75 I wouldn't rule anything out. As I said he looked pretty similar to 6ft2.5 Jim Davis in rawhide from 1965.
Mister lennon said on 10/Apr/19
Freeman was a strong 6'2 peak, almost 6'3, and ali a solid or strong 6'2 too. Clint was minimum a solid 6'3 guy peak.
Hong said on 10/Apr/19
I think Freeman was a 6ft2.5 guy who would not bother to say 6f2.5,and would just go with 6ft2.
Tall In The Saddle said on 9/Apr/19
RAWHIDE provides lots of comparisons with other celebs of the day.

I saw an episode with Victor McLaglen listed 6'3" peak but I am not so sure that McLaglen was quite a full 6'3" at best but it's possible. Anyway Old Vic appeared in one episode not long before his passing and obviously would've lost some height. Clint appears taller but in mainstay cowboy boots while McLaglen is wearing normal heel.

If interested the episode was called THE INCIDENT OF THE SHAMBLING MAN 1959. One problem - I watched it on YouTube and I think they mixed the title up with another episode - or got the episode number wrong - something like that - it took a while to find the correct episode.
Vegas' said on 9/Apr/19
Watching Magnum Force again and Eastwood doesn't look 4 inches taller than Hal Holbrook (listed 6 foot peak here)
Hong said on 9/Apr/19
If you find the episode of rawhide l mentioned, it's at 36mins when Clint and Davis share some good height comparison screen time together. You will see, if Davis was 6ft2.5, then the chance of Clint being 6ft4 or IMO 6ft3.75 in1965 aged 35 are unlikely, unless Davis, who was 56 years old at the time was taller than his billed height.
Hong said on 8/Apr/19
That episode was called The Pursuit, and Davis played the sherif. There are some good scenes with both men together for comparisons. It's on YouTube.
Hong said on 8/Apr/19
In an episode of rawhide he was a similar height as 6fy2.5 listed Jim Davis.He definitely was not 1.5 I inches taller, 6ft3 max with Davis in that episode.
Laser8 said on 8/Apr/19
Freeman was 6'2. His own words and his claim stop upgrading own claims to justify Clint height. Clint was max 6'2.75. Ali was 6'1.25 and Clint looked 1 1'5 inch taller
movieguy12 said on 7/Apr/19
He's a bit taller than Ali I seem to recall from that clip on the David Frost show. Ali gives himself as 6'2'' I think on this show. The other guest was Harve Presnell who acted in Paint Your Wagon with Eastwood. Harve who is typically given as 6'4'' looked about an inch taller than Eastwood. I think this puts us back to where Eastwood probably wasn't under 6'3'' but maybe wasn't a full 6'4''.
Hong said on 6/Apr/19
I've been looking at some images of Clint and Morgan Freeman, from a few years ago and the time of unforgivin. In the more recent pics Freeman always looks a bit taller than Clint, and Freeman is still IMO 6FT2, but the pics from the time of unforgivin, it's Clint who has the slight advantage over Freeman. Freeman was I think a strong 6ft2.5 guy at peak and Clint a Solid 6ft3.
Johan 185cm said on 4/Apr/19
Has everyone forgotten that Muhammad Ali was looking up at him? That Ali commented on his height and how tall he was?

Ali was minimum 6'2" and was billed 6'3".

6'2-6'3" peak what a joke, the man is very old.
Hong said on 2/Apr/19
190.5 peak, that's 6ft3.Morning height peak 6ft3.75.
222 said on 31/Mar/19
Max 182, peak max maybe 190-191
RichardSpain said on 23/Mar/19
Nowadays Clint is an old man close 90 years old ,so it's very natural to lose a lot of height in his age. I think he is around 6 foot(183cm) today and he was a strong 6'3 (190/191cm)younger.
Hong said on 21/Mar/19
And James Garner he lost a lot of height in old age too. Clint can look in the 5ft11 range now, but I put that down to old man posture, but standing tall for a measurement, he would still be 6ft, or dare I say it, a bit over 6ft?
Jug said on 20/Mar/19
I actually think 6'3.25 or 6'3.5 for a peak height. Very strong 6'3 but not quite 6'4. Today around 5'11 or 6. Like Charlton Heston did, he has lost a lot of height.
Hong said on 19/Mar/19
6ft3 peak now a very respectful 6ft for almost 90 years old.
billionaireslayer said on 18/Mar/19
Peak 6'2 n quarter
Current weak 5'll/strong 5'10
Thukk said on 17/Mar/19
Peak 6'3. Nowdays is just over 5'11.25
TheBat said on 8/Mar/19
Clint was 6'4" peak and is currently 6'0.25".
RolyFlo said on 27/Feb/19
Clint the man was a flat 6'3 but in his peak days was very slim and sometimes could look above 6'3 like 6'3.25. In 2019 is about 5'11.5 but he was 6'3 tops. I've already seen For a Few dollars more and he is a 190 cm man looking 193 with his boots or 6'4. Barefoot flat 6'3 nothin above and lowest I buy is 6'2.75.
Manpreet Singh Virk said on 27/Feb/19
Peak: 6'4
Current: 6'0.5
Manpreet Singh Virk said on 27/Feb/19
Peak: 6'4
Current: 6'0.5
Lkkss said on 23/Feb/19
Peak: 6'4
Current: 6'0
Manpreet Singh Virk said on 20/Feb/19
At least here also they should have update it.
James G. said on 20/Feb/19
Was 6’3.75.” He is now 6’1,” but stands with awful posture, making him appear much shorter.
Manpreet Singh Virk said on 17/Feb/19
Eastwood current is 6'0.5 aka 184 cm,peak is 6'4 aka 193 cm.
Rising174cm said on 15/Feb/19
Yeah, certainly nothing less than 6'3" peak and still 6'3.25"-6'3.5" range is the best guess, imo, but it's hard to deny you can make a case for 6'3" flat after that Danny Kaye video. But it wasn't until at least the mid to late 80's or early 90's that he could have been 6'2.75" to a weaker 6'3" or 190 range.

@Canson: It's possible, though I'd lean towards peak Clint taller than current Hogan and would say Clint gave a taller impression than current Hogan. Hogan could still be a full 6'3", but unlike peak Clint, I can at least see the case for Hogan as low as 6'2.5" today. That'd be absolute minimum and he'd still likely measure no less than 190.
Mister lennon said on 10/Feb/19
The less that i can buy for eastwood peak is flat 6'3
6'2 is a joke for peak clint.
Rory said on 8/Feb/19
Any guesses under 6ft3 are deranged for a 1960s Clint. I Still feel he could get near 6 ft if measured today but he may well stand around like a 5ft11 guy at times. Peak he was 6ft3.5.
RR said on 8/Feb/19
6'2" - 6'2.5" peak for Clint Eastwood. How much shorter was he compared to Bruce M. Fischer in the film, "Escape from Alcatraz?" Or how tall was the man even to begin with? Safe to say, Eastwood is pushing 5'11.5" nowadays.
JustForFun said on 5/Feb/19
Clint looks about 6'2 in Play Misty for me, not 6'1!. 6'2.5 - 6'2.75 standing tall peak
movieguy12 said on 3/Feb/19
Antman, Clint was about 40 years old when Play Misty came out. He would still have been at peak height. I thought he looked tall in this movie so I think 6'1'' can be ruled out at this point.
AntMan said on 30/Jan/19
In Play Misty for Me he looks around 6'1, Where Eagles Dare 6'2 - hard to figure out his exact height. Looks 182-183cm these days - still a tall dude.
Hong said on 27/Jan/19
That's the first time I've ever heard somebody being discribed as being only 89years old, as if he still has years ahead of him. In an article I've just read it states, on average a man will lose 1inch by 70,and after 70 shrinkage will become more rapid, and he could lose up to 3 inches over a life time.
movieguy12 said on 27/Jan/19
Watched The Mule last night. It was really good. Eastwood was brilliant. Thankfully a much better movie than 15:17 to Paris which was a letdown. As for his height in the film Eastwood now has a very rounded back and his legs look really long in comparison to his torso or at least his trousers are worn very high on the waist. Height loss is much more to do with the spine than lower body I guess. I think he might still be around the 6ft mark but it's hard to tell I guess.
mohammad said on 25/Jan/19
He's only 89 years old , and has lost 10 centimeters ? , wow it is rare !

On average people loose 2 inches during their lifetimes .
JustForFun said on 25/Jan/19
From 190 cm to 180 cm. He was a weak 6'3 guy and nowdays 5'11 range
Hong said on 24/Jan/19
Its all to do with posture with Clint. He would still be over 6ft if he could straighten up to be measured.
James Brett said on 23/Jan/19
Crazy too think in a couple of years down the line people will be arguing that Clint looks 5ft8 in photos.
movieguy12 said on 23/Jan/19
There was a guy on here a while back who claimed to have met Clint back in the 70s and put him at just under 6'2''. This would perhaps explain why Clint's apparent height loss has been so dramatic in that he wasn't 6'4'' to start with. I'm not sure about this though, most on this site guess Clint as 6'3'' if not quite 6'4'' and I'd say this is a good estimate.-
Canson said on 8/Jan/19
@Rising: Hulk may still be 191 today. I’d say at least to my eyes 190.5 maybe 191
Rising - 174 cm said on 7/Jan/19
@Tall In The Saddle: True. It appears likely Clint wouldn't have been much, if any, taller without the cowboy boots.

@Canson: I think 191 cm is pretty likely peak. Somewhere around there or 6'3.5" as I've said. Not sure I'd personally guess lower 191, but I can even see the possibility of a flat 6'3" in that Danny Kaye episode, but absolutely no shorter.

@Finn: I'd say Clint has shrunk maybe 4", but not as much as 5". Look at Clint's co-star Eli Wallach. He was apparently around 5'7" in his prime yet when I took a photo with him in his early 90's, he was at least 4" shorter than me even while I was leaning in for the photo. I'd say he appeared 5'3" range, maybe 5'3.5" by then and he appeared in very good health for his age. Clint was much taller so losing a little bit more isn't difficult to believe.
Canson said on 5/Jan/19
@Rising: I probably made an error before with 6’2 range peak. I think now that he was similar to a 2019 Hulk Hogan
Finn said on 3/Jan/19
Is he really lost like 4 to 5 inches?! My granddads cousin was 5'9" when he was young and on war and was one of the tallest. By the age of 90 he was lost only a bit over an inch (3cm)!

And this is true cause I was talking with him and was my neighbour.

6'3" for Clint when he was young. Much shorter now.
Tall In The Saddle said on 3/Jan/19
@Rising - for anyone who sees Clint as taller than Ebsen we can't forget Eastwood's heel advantage - take that away and where does that leave Clint? On the law of averages Ebsen would've likely lost some height by age 54 yo - but even if Ebsen still stood a full 6'3" - all things being equal I can't see Eastwood standing any taller than that. That is of course if Ebsen was an exact 6'3" himself - some have Ebsen at 6'3.5" peak which isn't impossible.

Yes, there only appeared about 1 inch diff. between Ebsen and Baer in the first few years of TBHH series - though Baer did slouch and posture goofily compared to Ebsen. The strange thing is even by the third season (1964 - pre Danny Kaye appearance) Ebsen appeared to be dropping even more height to Baer - I can see Ebsen shrinking over the whole 9 years of the series but not so rapidly in just the first three years - perhaps a change in footwear on Baer's part or standing straighter than before - I am not sure

@Hong - I didn't link any photos of Eastwood and Fleming unless there are any earlier in the thread. I've watched a few episodes of RAWHIDE and it is just my impression based on averages that Fleming was a bit taller than Clint.
Rising - 174 cm said on 1/Jan/19
I wouldn't guess over 6'3.5" any more after seeing that clip, but I still see him taller than Ebsen and I'm not sure Ebsen had lost any height by then. Didn't Ebsen generally seem just an inch shorter than 6'4" Max Baer Jr. in the first few years of The Beverly Hillbillies(around the time of the Danny Kaye appearance) and shorter in the late seasons? I thought Clint was taller than Ali as well, but not a lot taller. 6'3" is the absolute lowest I'd guess for peak Clint. He probably should get at least 1/4" downgrade for both peak and current though since Rob even refers to him as shrinking from 6'3.5" to under 6' on the height loss page. But if Andy Garcia hasn't dropped under 5'9" then I see Clint stretching up to 5'11.5" at the absolute lowest with him. At times, I thought Parker could look 2" taller in the clip, but even that would be 2.5" considering footwear, but some do believe he was 6'6". I'll say this, if Ebsen had dropped below 6'3" by '64 and Parker was under 6'6" then Danny Kaye was more 5'10.5" than 5'11".
Hong said on 1/Jan/19
In those pics there's ground advantage to clint in one and Eirc in another, but balance the two they look similar.
Tall In The Saddle said on 31/Dec/18
I won't be apologetic for Clint. His posture is acceptable for comparison. With heel advantage Clint appears either equal to or barely taller than older off peak 6'3" Ebsen. Based on same Eastwood likely 6'3" max and possibly a touch less.

Revisiting Clint's appearance with Ali on Frost - much is made about Clint being taller - imo Eastwood initially appears equal and later perhaps a bit taller (.5" max) than 6'2.5" Ali whose own posture is arguably that much less upright than Eastwood's. As such from that vision I see Clint as about 6'3".
Eastwood's co-star in RAWHIDE Eric Fleming was listed at both 6'4" and 6'3.5". IMO Clint always appeared shorter and certainly never taller. If Fleming was in fact 6'3.5" that would also point to Clint as being 6'3".

Aside from all that - Fess Parker easily looks a good 2.5" taller than Eastwood (again even with Cint's heel advantage)

To be fair I have linked a photo of 6'5.5" listed Fess with 6'4.75" listed Mike Mazurki (note Mazurki is some 16 years older) - wow, Fess is looking notably taller than Mazurki - somewhat more than the .75" suggested by their individual listings - and if anyone's posture is poor in that pic it is definitely Parker's but repeat Mazurki is older.

Link - Click Here
Rory said on 29/Dec/18
His posture in that clip with Ebsen is pretty poor though Imo which could account for a half inch jettisoned. I think 6ft3.5 is the best fit.
Hong said on 29/Dec/18
Have to disagree Rampage, he looked similar to a 57year old Ebsen, and Clint had heel advantage. I think 6ft3 peak is more than fair for him.If you want to see a real 6ft4 guy a similar age that Clint was at the time just Google Ebson with Max Bear jnr,there is no question who was taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Dec/18
6ft3½ lowest peak
Hong said on 28/Dec/18
Agreed hackyons, the video clip with Parker and Ebsen convinced me he was max 6ft3 peak.
hackyons said on 28/Dec/18
190 190.5 cm peak max 6'3" barefeet.
berta said on 23/Dec/18
eastwood could have been 6 foot 3 all the way up to 193 but i think closer to 6 foot 3 is legit 191 is my guess
viper said on 21/Dec/18
Thought he looked 6-0 physically in the mule.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Dec/18
Is Kyle Eastwood worth adding? I think you might be right on him being about 6'2, at times in his jazz gigs he can look very tall though. He has claimed 6'4.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Dec/18
Yeah 5 '11 stood his best is possible but 6 ft looks too high now, he is 88 and looks to have lost about 5 inches! Very few living celebrities interest me but he has always stood out in Hollywood which is full of fake people.
alabamafr said on 21/Dec/18
Eastwood needs a downgrade to 5'11 1/4 imo.
Rising - 174 cm said on 20/Dec/18
If Clint really was standing shorter than Scott at the premiere then it's worth wondering whether Scott might have worn lifts. Clint was still 2"+ taller than 5'9" Andy Garcia at the recent premiere even with his old man posture: Click Here With that said, 5'11.5" might be a better listing now. He looked similar to 5'11.75" Denzel Washington in 2017: Click Here Click Here

@Tall In The Saddle: Great clip. I do think Clint is a bit taller than Ebsen there, but I'm not sure the difference is greater than the heel difference. Ebsen looks 6'3" compared to Kaye, imo, but Kaye's listing can be questionable compared to Parker since I can see 7" at times. It's tough to say the exact difference between Clint and Parker due to posture, but I'd have trouble arguing less than a 2" difference and that's greater when you consider footwear. I don't think Clint looks under 6'3" there, especially with Ebsen and Kaye, but he looks much more 6'3" than 6'4" on that show, imo so 6'3.5" is looking more and more like a better peak listing.
Tall In The Saddle said on 20/Dec/18
Aside from whatever exact height we think Eastwood was at peak - we have seen him progressively and irrefutably lose some serious height even in more recent years - he appears below son Scott who is listed here at 5'10.75" - some even question that height for Scott but then he might be wearing some heel. Scott doesn't have the height of peak Clint or sibling Kyle - Kyle is tall but is he actually 6'4"? - I am thinking less and perhaps more in line with what Clint's actual peak height.

Clint's overall size has diminished quite drastically also - normal muscle atrophy - for perspective the percentage of people that live to around 90 is very low - so a lot of people don't get there or even close to that age - so their potential physical diminishments aren't realised.

Sean Connery is about the same age and recent pics of him seem to indicate that he hasn't been so severely afflicted with height loss - though he isn't standing beside anyone of note - luck of the draw I suppose as to who holds the better part of their height throughout their lifetime

If you watch the video you see Clint standing full length - I am seeing Clint's knees actually notably bent - just for that Clint will lose several inches - let alone loss of height due to shortening of his torso and overall bowed posture.

I would give Clint about 6'3" peak but the problem for me now is Clint had heel advantage over an older Ebsen who himself was supposed to be 6'3" himself peak - and Clint appeared equal or only a smidge taller than Buddy at best - I won't say the vision was perfectly conclusive but that's how it appears to me at least.
Canson said on 19/Dec/18
It amazes me that the guy was likely 6’3 if not a hair over peak and may be as low as 6’0” today. I can see 1-2” for some at 80+ but 3+? I’m more inclined to believe he was inside 6’3 and closer to it than 6’4 peak. He came out with that and it was 30 years ago. 6’4 in shoes however
JamesB172cm said on 18/Dec/18
Rob Clint might need a wheelchair soon if he’s keeps shrinking
Tall In The Saddle said on 17/Dec/18
@movieguy12 - I hear you in terms of trying to discern certain height differences but on a site like this an inch is treated as a crucial and discernible discrepancy. Personally I see Eastwood as appearing pretty much the same height as Ebsen who himself might've dropped a touch of height by then.

If anything I could only give Clint a slight edge but we also have to remember that Eastwood appears to have heel advantage in cowboy boots. I agree given certain static postures an actual inch difference can be eliminated - that's why it is better to see them in live motion to get a more comprehensive perception of their true heights relative to one another.

For how a 6'4" guy should look next to Ebsen I might point to Max Baer Jr who had clear 1 inch or more advantage over Ebsen during the BHB's series - no second guessing on that.
Gonzalo said on 17/Dec/18
Fess Parker looks way taller than Eastwood in that show. And Eastwood doesn´t look taller than Ebsen. I am surprised. Eastwood looks 1´90 in that show.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Dec/18
Click Here Try that one, it's a direct link to the premiere video.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Dec/18
@ Rob, check out the video Click Here he's looking nearer 5 ft 10 now, looks shorter than Scott and about 4 inches shorter than Kyle. 6 ft is pretty much impossible now, 5 ft 11 maybe if stood his best.
Editor Rob
He might be near 5ft 11 now, he's certainly struggling to look over 5ft 10 at times.
AnonymousMe said on 12/Dec/18
...wow...I don't know what Danny kaye's or Fess Parkers actual heights were, but in those brief moments where Parker really straightens out, he could see over Eastwood's head (his eyes look even with about midway through Eastwood's puffed up hair). That's about 5 inches to do that. Eastwood is sure taller than kaye, by a lot. But Parker is just as much taller than eastwood. If Eastwood was a full 6'4, boots aside, Parker would have to be no less than 6'8, which I doubt. As for Ebsen, they look roughly the same height, to me.
movieguy12 said on 12/Dec/18
Tbh its probably not easy to separate a 6'3'' guy from a 6'4'' guy. After all an inch isn't a lot of difference so Eastwood looking close in height to 6'3'' Ebsen doesn't necessarily mean Eastwood wasn't 6'4''. Having said it's a great clip and Eastwood was obviously a tall man whether he was 6'3'' or 6'4''.
Tall In The Saddle said on 11/Dec/18
Here's a still from that same Danny Kaye show where the heels for Eastwood and Ebsen are clearly visible.

Click here - Click Here

I dunno. Even with heel advantage Clint at best only slightly edged Ebsen but really most of the time I see him as just equal to Ebsen and sometimes even a touch less.
Tall In The Saddle said on 9/Dec/18
PS - I rushed through the episode in question and missed the opening sequence where all three appeared together in the costumes dedicated to their respective shows. Eastwood was still in RAWHIDE which was in it's last year. Anyway, Clint is obviously rocking the cowboy boots whereas Ebsen is wearing the ordinary heeled shoes he wore in the Beverly Hillbillies. One might give Eastwood the slightest edge over Ebsen but Buddy is about 57 by this stage with possible height loss and Clint has heel advantage - could be that Clint was only just scraping 6'3". Fess Parker was a real sloucher but when he straightened every now and then the height disparity between he and Clint is quite marked IMO.
Tall In The Saddle said on 9/Dec/18
The following vision is GOLD - the old Danny Kaye show 1965 featuring of course Danny Kaye (this site 5'11") Fess Parker (this site 6'5.5") Clint Eastwood (this site 6'3.75") and Buddy Ebsen (this site 6'3").

Fess and Clint appear together first with Kaye. Clint is wearing cowboy boots while Parker appears to be wearing moccasins with less heel. Kaye appears to be wearing normal heeled shoes. For mine all things equal Clint is only looking about 6'3" tops next to Parker. Later Clint looks to have maybe a slight advantage on Ebsen who is touted at 6'3" at best but possibly a bit shorter by this stage

All comes down to what height you have the other guys surrounding Clint - I think this site has them reasonably pegged.

Anyway enjoy it's a good opportunity to make some reasonable comparisons - here's the link -Click Here
Mister lennon said on 8/Dec/18
Solid 6'3 guy minimum
Elton66inches said on 7/Dec/18
@Manpreet Singh Virk yeah right.. 6'4" with his cowbowboots. He was a weak 6'3" guy
Manpreet Singh Virk said on 4/Dec/18
Eastwood peak is 6'4.
6'2" gamer said on 4/Dec/18
he looked like 6'3.5" at his peak, now he's around Bradley Cooper, he's now between 5'11 and 6'1.
Rising - 174 cm said on 3/Dec/18
187cm guy is completely wrong, especially about the cowboy boot comments. I can't recall seeing Clint wear cowboy boots at all outside of movies or movie sets. He might have on rare occasions, but to say he wore them almost all the time even off movie sets is demonstrably false when he never wore them even in non-Western movies, much less off set. The only exception would be Coogan's Bluff, which is because his character is from Arizona so basically the same thing as a Western. Clint was clearly 6'3" minimum peak.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Nov/18
A good inch maybe 1.25 inches and Heston I think was 6'2.5. Eastwood just shy of 6'4 makes sense.
Toddy5'11" said on 27/Nov/18
187cm guy with out shoes said on 24/Nov/18
You could not say it better. I full agree Clint Eastwood was a real 6'2". 6'2.5 is the most I see in his ey day. The 6'3.75 listing is just a joke and In my opinion disrespectful for legit 6'3.75 men. Rob you gotta change this isting. Is too high!
Rory said on 27/Nov/18
The full 6ft4 was always highly doubtful for Clint Eastwood, to me he looked a solid 6ft3.5 guy. He was certainly closer to 6ft4 than 6ft2 though lol.
JamesB172cm said on 26/Nov/18
Arch Stanton said on 25/Nov/18
Charlton Heston was a real 6 ft 2 and Clint was a good inch taller in 1973 so guess that makes Heston 6'1.


That would make eastwood 6’3 range in 1973 then? Arch I thought you were of the opinion that Clint was 6’4 peak?
Arch Stanton said on 25/Nov/18
Charlton Heston was a real 6 ft 2 and Clint was a good inch taller in 1973 so guess that makes Heston 6'1.
187cm guy with out shoes said on 24/Nov/18
Clint stood around 6'2" back in the day at peak. He was only 6'4" tall in his cowboy heels and he wore them pretty much all the time even off the movie set.
Today in his 80's 180 cm in shoes. He's lost 7cm in height 3". Which is about right given the man's height. Back in the day Hollywood actors of his era were always listed as the magic 6'. But they were usually 175- 179cm without lifts. At least Clint really stood that tall. and this is why he always looked taller than other actors, because he was a legit six -foot two.
Rising - 174 cm said on 9/Nov/18
@Tall in the Saddle: I think you can sometimes get an idea, but there's more guessing involved and it's difficult to know exactly how much advantage someone is gaining in a photo like that. That's why I say you can sometimes look at eye level, but even then when you're talking about such a small difference(half inch or so), that could be no greater than the variation between one man's eye level and the other. I agree that Clint always had relatively long limbs, but the curvature of his spine and loss of height has made them disproportionate. You can sometimes see this when Clint stands next to someone still the height range Clint likely was at his peak.

@movieguy: You mean pics like this? Click Here I agree the difference looks at least 4" there, but I think the angle is also exaggerating the difference a bit, but I would think from that photo Robbins was either over 6'5" or Clint was under 6'1", but Clint has a good inch or more on 6'0" listed Laurence Fishburne in that shot, though so I think it's more a case of Robbins looking really tall than Clint looking short. Also notice Clint's legs don't look short compared to Robbins. But as you say, the difference varies since Clint has the camera advantage in some other pics: Click Here Click Here I wouldn't have necessarily guessed the difference much bigger even 5 years later in 2008 based on this photo: Click Here and Clint was almost certainly shorter in '08 than '03.
hulver said on 9/Nov/18
Clint was 6'3 no more no less ( of course in his 20's)
JamesB172cm said on 9/Nov/18
Tim Robbins would have had at least 1 inch on a peak Clint I would say
movieguy12 said on 9/Nov/18
Rory, I would expect Tim Robbins to look taller than Clint. The issue is that Robbins looks much taller. If Clint was 6'4'' and Robbins 6'5'' then how come Robbins towers Clint by 4 maybe 5 inches even allowing for Clint being older. There are other shots where the difference looks less I admit. Its so difficult to guess people's height sometimes even people you meet on a day to day basis can look taller or shorter depending on the occasion or viewpoint. Some people look tall from a distance but less so up close. Other people the opposite they don't look that tall until you stand right up close and they tower over you. I think 6'3'' prime is a good guess for Clint although I wouldn't argue with the 'official' height on this site. I do think he fell a little short of the full 6'4'' even in his youth.
Tall In The Saddle said on 8/Nov/18
@Rising - sure, those in the foreground will appear higher in the frame of reference as opposed to those in the background - that's when I think one makes automatic mental allowance for separation and angle. I think Clint is standing reasonably straight in the pic and with "allowance" I see little to choose between them. Of course that type of pic isn't perfect - side by side and photographed square on would do the trick but of course we rarely get such affording pics if ever.

Re older Clint. I corrupted my own point by leaving out a single key word. My opinion is that, without even seeing the stature of the young Clint, the old Clint clearly displays the physical attributes of a man who has lost some reasonable height (several of those characteristics you pointed out already in your reply - and I agree with those). I actually meant to say that I don't think anyone would argue "against" (key word) the obvious signs of height loss that old Clint displays. Phew, I hope I got it right that time. Lol.


Atop the attributes you pointed out I will also add on the length of Clint's arms - not at all out of place on a guy 6'3" or so - but now? Well his arm length looks disproportionately long relative to his current height and associated truncated torso. I will say that I think young Clint had a relatively shorter torso to leg length ratio in the first place but now it's that much more pronounced due to a combination of curvature and apparent shortening of the spine.
Terry said on 8/Nov/18
About 6'3 peak.
Rising - 174 cm said on 7/Nov/18
@Tall In The Saddle: I'll agree that someone seeing Clint in his 70's or 80's probably wouldn't imagine Clint was once 6'3"+ and to my knowledge, he hasn't had the injuries and surgeries others with great height loss such as Hulk Hogan, Dave Prowse, Lou Ferrigno, Dolph Lundgren, Schwarzenegger or his contemporary James Garner had. Though I do think Clint has had a noticeable curvature for the last 15-20 years and you could argue his head size and leg length are more typical of a 6'3"+ man. Back to Freeman, Clint is too close to the camera to compare in that pic, but his eye level is still clearly higher: Click Here I wouldn't say that photo suggests they're the same height, but I'll concede the difference is very small in the photo I posted and would probably be similarly small in your pic if Freeman were as close. By that I mean half an inch or 1 cm, probably not even 2 cm, but if Clint isn't standing as straight then I could see him being 2 cm taller standing as straight, but with Clint standing well in the other pic, I can't say if it'd be a full 2 cm difference equal distance from the camera. At least in the photos off screen, it doesn't even look like a full inch difference by this time. Then again, if Freeman were the 6'2.25" he's listed and Clint were the roughly 6'2.75" I guess him by '92-'93, then a half inch difference is all I should expect.

@James: Yeah, though I'll say the 3 cm difference you guessed is not out of the question either. I mean we're talking about 0.5 cm or 0.2", but the lowest I could see for Clint in 1988 is 190 cm and I don't think he was quite his peak height. Speaking of which, here's Clint in 1989 with 5'10" Mike Tyson and 5'9" Michael Jackson: Click Here Click Here Click Here Not the best pics, but taken together as a series, Clint looks like a towering 6'3", imo. Compare how Clint looks with both to how an apparently 6'2" Donald Trump did around the same time.

@movieguy12: Imo, Sheen was about 5'9", but no more. I've seen him with a good friend of mine and Charlie can look shorter due to horrendous posture the last couple of decades, but straightened out, he is or was about 5'9". He looks the same height as Michael Douglas in Behind the Scenes pics for Wall Street and I don't think Douglas wore lifts in that film.

@Rory: Good post, I agree. Tim Robbins is a good 6'4.5"-6'5" guy and still peak height. I think Clint would have probably measured around 6'1.5" at that time with posture that could already make him look shorter, but he was still more than an inch taller than 6'0" listed Laurence Fishburne.
JamesB172cm said on 6/Nov/18
If there was 1 inch difference between Neeson and Clint that probably rules out 190cm for clints peak
movieguy12 said on 6/Nov/18
I watched The Rookie recently and Clint looked pretty big and athletic in the film. I'd have guessed him 6'3'' still at this point though depends on how tall Charlie Sheen is. He claims 5'10''according to this site but some think he's a few inches shorter. I think Clint was still not too far off peak height at the time this film was made about 1990 or so I guess.
Rising - 174 cm said on 6/Nov/18
@James B: I think an inch difference at that time is fair, but yeah, Neeson could have been something like 1/8" or 1/4" over 6'4".

@movieguy12: I think their first scene together is probably best because they're indoors for a while. Here's a few stills: Click Here It's hard to tell when they're standing inside there, but if you watch the whole scene and see them walking, you can compare their heights pretty well, imo.
Tall In The Saddle said on 6/Nov/18
@Rising - I can flip the concept and also say that if someone had never seen Clint at his peak but only in old age I don't think they would argue that in old age Clint displays the obvious tell tale physical attributes of a man who has lost some reasonable height since his peak days. Conversely if one only saw Ed McMahon in old age I think they would likely guess that he retained a good deal of his peak height - great straight posture and no signs otherwise of shrinkage.

I still can't personally say that I see Clint as necessarily taller than Freeman in the linked pic - however, I like to be even handed and take on board that Eastwood may not be standing as exactly straight as Morgan - still pics can be hard to judge - I found another pic from the same event with Clint's head up and standing straighter - still I'm not seeing Clint as taller - maybe just me.

Link - Click Here
Rory said on 6/Nov/18
No there is quite a good scene to compare them in when they both walk alongside each other through the studio. Neeson looked a good inch taller, but Clint in his late fifties then would have lost some height, how much is debatable. I'd say he'd lost half an inch at least. It's not rocket science to see why he'd look shorter than Tim Robbins, by the time of Mystic river Clint had lost 2 inches in height, worsened posture and was a shorter man than Robbins anyway even if he'd been 30.
movieguy12 said on 5/Nov/18
In Dead pool it's hard to tell. There are no scenes to get a clear cut verdict. In some clint looks close to neeson in height. In another neeson looks significantly taller. For me the hardest to explain are the photos from time of mystic river where tim Robbains towers clint. Yet officially there is only an inch difference.
JamesB172cm said on 5/Nov/18
How much was there between Clint and Liam nesson in deadpool? 3cm maybe?

Certainly compared too Liam (who could have been a tiny bit over 6’4) he looked 6’3 I thought.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 5/Nov/18
@berta

Agreed. That's the most I can see for him.
Rising - 174 cm said on 5/Nov/18
Sorry, my Clint/McMahon link didn't work how it was supposed to, though it does work if you copy and paste the Tinyurl, but just in case: Click Here
Rising - 174 cm said on 4/Nov/18
@Canson: Fair enough and yeah he could have been around 191. 6'4" might have been something he could just measure out of bed or he fell somewhere between the two figures and sometimes rounded up. I was mostly commenting on footwear and that you can't assume Clint regularly had a big footwear advantage. I'm not saying he never had an advantage over anyone either. I'm just saying that I didn't notice any pattern of Clint wearing thick footwear compared to others around him. I agree he was about 190 from roughly 1988-1993. Maybe still the full 6'3" in '88 since I believe Neeson was at least 6'4" then or maybe even a hair over. Gran Torino is interesting because he had lost considerable height by that time, but the short supporting actors don't make this quite as noticeable as it otherwise may have been.

@Tall In The Saddle: I think you make some great points, but Clint is a bit taller than Freeman in that pic: Click Here His eye level is higher and so is his head unless Freeman has almost no extra hair, but I believe Freeman is standing straighter as well. I'm not at all sure Clint was shorter than McMahon then: TinyURL.com/y86fb6mn Considering the top of Clint's head looks as high with the worse posture you mention and that Clint winds up further from the camera if anything(which may have a negligible effect, but doesn't seem to help either) then it's more than fair to call them the same height, imo. I will concede McMahon could have lost more than 1 cm, but the excellent posture you mention makes me think he probably hadn't lost too much yet. Clint on the other hand was slouching quite a bit by this time and I could see his spine being more curved. As for cowboy boots. 1.75" is the standard heel, but 2" weren't uncommon. Less would be low for a cowboy heel while more(2.5" give or take) would be a specifically raised heel in style during the 70's and particularly favored by men who wanted to look taller like Burt Reynolds. Clint's boots usually looked pretty standard to me. Even the 2" heel wouldn't give a full 1/4" advantage over the 1.75" without a thicker front then a typical 0.4" or so. The marginal height increase gets smaller the bigger the heel gets without a thicker platform. I have standard 1.75" cowboy boots that give me about 1.6" actual height and then I have 2" heeled Cubans that give me 1.7" range actual height and then I have 2.75" heeled Cubans, but those only give me about 1 cm or so more actual height than the 2" and that's because the front is similar. But I think you make a good point about Clint's height loss bringing his peak into question more. I doubt you'd have too much debate(beyond where he fell in the 6'3"-6'4" range) if Clint weren't still around struggling with 6 feet and I tended to accept his 6'4" claim myself for years.
Canson said on 4/Nov/18
@Rising: to clarify I’ve seen a few of his movies outside of Westerns but most are in later years. I think peak is 6’3ish maybe a hair over is possible but I don’t see close to 6’4. Maybe I’m wrong. I think my estimate for 190cm was likely him maybe in some later years. It’s strange to see him in Grand Torino and even the later movies and he does look shorter. We watched Grand torino last night as a matter of fact
Tall In The Saddle said on 4/Nov/18
In 1969 39 yo Eastwood at best looked no more than .5" taller than 6'2.5" listed Ali who did acknowledge Clint to be taller but I honestly didn't perceive much difference between them.

There is a clip showing a very young Eastwood looking virtually equal in height with Rock Hudson - in reality Eastwood had to be at least 1"-1.5" shorter depending how tall you give Hudson (6'4.5"-6'5")- so we have at least one solid example that Eastwood was not immune to enhancement.

Cowboy boots come in varying heel size let alone custom heel - genres that allow for boots such as westerns and swashbucklers etc. also allow for less apparent potential heel advantage than what one might otherwise detect in dress shoes.

Eastwood was at least .5" shorter than McMahon - McMahon was 7 years Clint's senior - don't know if it's equitable to suggest generally that McMahon (69) was only perhaps 1 cm less than his own peak while affording Clint up to 1" loss and at least 2 cm less than peak citing such as a loss as a "typical" loss for a man of Cint's age (62) as at that time.

In all fairness I will add (I've said it before) that McMahon's posture is excellent while Eastwood's is much less so.

In my eyes Eastwood only appears even with 6'2.25 peak listed Freeman in the photo linked from 1992.

And while perhaps not usual or typical the height loss that Eastwood is assumed to have suffered is certainly not unheard of or impossible. It is essentially that height loss that has brought Eastwood's apparent younger height into a retroactive question. If Eastwood somehow disappeared from public eye after his peak days I don't think there would be much contention as to his being in the realm of 6'3.5" back in the day.
berta said on 3/Nov/18
191-191,5 peak
Canson said on 2/Nov/18
@Arch and Rising: I’ve sedn a few but I will say the meat and potatoes of my basis is Westerns. I can admit 6’2.5-6’3 may be low but a legit to strong 6’3” may be good. Something like 6’3.25 or 6’3-6’3.25. I’ve never seen 192 range for him imho
Rising - 174 cm said on 1/Nov/18
Here's Clint in 1992 looking very close in height to Ed McMahon(listed 191 cm or 6'3.25"): Click Here McMahon could have lost 1 cm by then, but it still backs up what I've said about Clint being 190 cm in '92-'93 around the time of Unforgiven/In the Line of Fire. Keep in mind, Clint was already an age where an inch loss would not be that unusual and at least a 2 cm loss would be pretty typical.

@Arch: That's a good idea and perhaps feasible in cases where the actual difference is pretty well established. Such cases would be ones where those arguing for a 6'2" or so peak Clint have to lower Bridges, Matheson, Santoni etc. to 6'0". In fairness to Canson, I think he's generally accurate, but I'd imagine he must be thinking of mostly Westerns when I don't think Clint typically had an advantage since everyone else had boots. John Wayne made a similar point when questioned about his footwear in westerns vs outside of westerns. Clint's height loss was bound to make some question his peak height, but the man is 88 years old and that's not much younger than Eli Wallach was when I took a photo with him and Eli looked closer to 5'3" range by that time compared to a peak of around 5'7". So if a much shorter Wallach can lose 3"-4" then surely Clint could as well.
Simon6.0 said on 30/Oct/18
I see Dolph Lundgren 6'4 peak clearly taller than Clint Eastwood in his younger days. If Doph Lundgren was 6'4 Clint was not even 6'3 but 6'2.5 to 6'2.75
Arch Stanton said on 26/Oct/18
Agreed with Rising and Rory, the vast majority of Clint's films he was wearing normal shoes. Canson obviously hasn't seen many films outside the westerns. It's a pity Rob doesn't keep a sub page on here with an actor filmography in which we can document how actors looked on screen, it would save having to bring up the old "two inches on Tim Matheson", "2.5 inches on Jeff Bridges" type comments whenever anybody argues low.
Csimpson6ft said on 25/Oct/18
@Greatman yeah it's not impossible, he might be 5'11.75 or 5'11.5 today.
Canson said on 24/Oct/18
@Rising: 6’3” is the most I could buy for him. My estimate was around 190cm at a low which is more or less 6’3”
Rory said on 24/Oct/18
To say he always wore boots is nonsense too. The guys made about 60 movies and out of those maybe eight to ten were westerns where he wore boots like everyone else in the film. Outside of westerns he didn't wear them so to say he always wore them is tripe.
Rising - 174 cm said on 23/Oct/18
@Canson: He usually didn't wear boots outside of westerns when everyone else was also wearing them with the one exception being Coogan's Bluff. This is an example of what he wore in Dirty Harry: Click Here He definitely had a couple of inches on Reni Santoni back then and Santoni still looked at least 6'1" to me over 20 years later on Seinfeld. He still looked 6'3" to me next to 6'4" Liam Neeson in Dead Pool.
Greatman said on 23/Oct/18
Rob, is there a chance of him already being below the 6ft mark? And if not, do you think that by the time he turns 90, he will have lost at least 10 cm at that point?
Canson said on 22/Oct/18
@Connor: highest I can see for him is a full 6’3”. He never looked what Rob has him listed at. He always wore boots as well
Csimpson6ft said on 22/Oct/18
@Canson sorry but he didn't look just 190cm at his peak, he had to be at least 6'3.5, 6'2.75 is just too low, today he might be 6'0 or possibly 5'11.5, and you do realise that some people can shrink more than others right? It depends on your diet and lifestyle etc
Mister lennon said on 20/Oct/18
Van cleef was a true 6'2 guy. Clint a solid 6'3 peak.
kiksonheight said on 16/Oct/18
Peak never over 6'3. 6'3 max.
Cleef was not 6'2 more 6'1 range. Looked a solid 185 man 186. Clint 6'2.75
Arch Stanton said on 16/Oct/18
Nice one Rob having the archive feature to see older comments. Haven't got much time to look but it'll come in handy somewhere, even if it's just to giggle at G's old comments. :-)
Editor Rob
Unfortunately a lot of them are Glenn and others talking about a photo Glenn had...so a lot won't make much sense.

Though I'm certain people would find a few admissions in there from Glenn saying 5ft 8 in the morning.
Kyuss101 said on 15/Oct/18
He had at least 1.5" on Cleef so imo he was between 6-3 to 6-4. No least than 6-3no more than 6-4. Anything else is ridiculous
Tall Sam said on 15/Oct/18
@CristopherAlex, I've never seen Eastwood quoted as saying he's anything other than 6'4", nor even a quote acknowledging his shrinkage with age.
kiksonheight said on 14/Oct/18
Rob Mr.Clint was 190-191 cm in his peak. I think is fair enough for a downgrade. I vote for 6'3.25 absolute peak. What do you think
Tall Sam said on 12/Oct/18
I think 192 cm or a weak 193 cm barefoot peak is not impossible. I think he probably could've cleared 190 cm, maybe it'd work as an evening height.
CristopherAlex said on 12/Oct/18
Average shrink of a 60 years old is about 1 inch or 1'.25 max. I see Eastwood at 6'2 in the early 90's and 6'1.25 in 2000. I think he was 6'3 in his peak an Arnold 6'1 max. I have to agree people inflated heights and I'm sure Easwood and Arnold inflated 1 inch their heights. 'I'm convinced Arnold inflated his height more than Eastwood. Eastwood maybe add 1 inch I read he once claimed 6'4 but in two ocassions claim I was 6'3 and other one: I'm 6'3 in 1977 after his movie Josey Wales.
Rob own Eastwood words: I'm 6'3. Why list him at 6'3.75. Please downgrade
Rory said on 11/Oct/18
To say you'd be surprised if Clint was a full 6ft3 peak means without even looking at any other of your posts on other pages I'd take any opinion of yours with a pinch of salt.
Canson said on 10/Oct/18
Was never 6’4. I’d be surprised if he measured a full 6’3 peak the more I’ve seen. 190 cm barefoot 6’4 in shoes. For the record, there are plenty of 90 year olds who don’t lose 3-4” in height over their lives
Halloween333 said on 8/Oct/18
How much do you think he weighed in his late teens/early 20's, Rob?
Editor Rob
He could be 170 pounds then.
Rising - 174 cm said on 8/Oct/18
I was posting some of this in reply to a silly comment about Clint being 187 range by the 90's on another page so I thought I'd post some here. Clint was still taller than solid 6'2" Morgan Freeman in 1993: Click Here and was still comfortably taller than Gene Hackman that same year: Click Here Click Here Click Here

Clint with 6'1.5" listed Jim Carrey in 1995: Click Here Clint probably lost a bit more height between '93 and '95, though I think he'd have still measured around 6'2.5".
Rising - 174 cm said on 9/Sep/18
Interesting pic with Glover. I've guessed Clint at 190 cm or just under 6'3" by Unforgiven/In the Line of Fire for a while and that's also my guess for Glover's peak. They're basically the same height there. If anything I'd guess Clint a tiny bit taller, but it's possible both were a flat 6'3" at that time. I'm sure Clint had already lost some height by his early 60's.
iosi_6 said on 9/Sep/18
Clint is higher than Danny. Let's not forget, also, their bad body postures
Mr S said on 8/Sep/18
Hi Rob, from looking at his films how old do you think Eastwood was when he lost his first half inch? Considering his height loss is greater than average do you think he may have lost height by his early 40's
Editor Rob
Late 40's some small loss, but mid 50's I think he was looking a bit shorter at times.
Rory said on 4/Sep/18
Someone like Jarvis cocker or David Tennant even are skinny men but Clint wasn't, slim yes but never skinny. Glover was only 46 in 1992 although you could argue he may have been susceptible to early height loss and had gone from 6ft3 to 6ft2.75 by then. Clint in the early 90s looked 6ft2.5 I think, an inch down from his 1960s peak.
Dave279cm said on 4/Sep/18
Glover was 46 in 92,I wouldn't say he lost any height at that age,As for Clint,he was still on the 6ft3 range aged 62 or maybe 6ft2.5. Both guys look very similar in height in that pic.
iosi_6 said on 3/Sep/18
Click Here:
sorry, next to Danny en 1992
James B 172cm said on 3/Sep/18
Not impossible Glover was starting too shrink a tiny bit under 6'3 in 1992.
iosi_6 said on 2/Sep/18
Click Here
next to Danny... in 1992
Rising - 174 cm said on 23/Aug/18
@AnonymousMe: Other than Rory suggesting you were trying to downgrade Clint, I don't see anyone else taking the comment too seriously. I replied once to say I wouldn't describe Clint as skinny myself, but that's it. I agree that there's no use arguing on about semantics and skinny is ultimately subjective. My high has been 147-150 and my current weight is more 128 so my perspective is probably different than some here. Interestingly, he was being described 216 by 1988 as Rob mentions above and he didn't look to me like he lost 25 pounds over the next 5 years yet he's still being listed 6'3" and 190 in this 1993 NY Times article on action stars: Click Here More on topic, all of those 6'3" listings in the late 80's/early 90's make me wonder if he claimed that around the time, especially since all the other height listings in that '93 match with what those actors claim with the possible exception of Jason Scott Lee, whose claim I'm unaware of, but the LA Times used those same 5'11" and 155 figures the year before so that was likely his claim or at least his "official" listing. Somewhat germane to the weight topic is Tom Selleck, whom I believe was 6'3.5" back in the 80's and he was always said to be 200 pounds during his heyday. There's a good chance that was also Clint's exact height and weight at one point during his life.
AnonymousMe said on 21/Aug/18
...with all due respect, MovieGuy12, I think some others take comments a bit more seriously than you or I do. If, according to an interview from '91, he was fresh of The Rookie, where he was pretty big...particularly in the arms, as reported, he was still just 190 at 6'3 plus, I call that skinny. Others call it lean, or thin. I really don't care, any which way (...but loose).
berta said on 20/Aug/18
average guess is what he looks/lokked
viper said on 20/Aug/18
6-3.5 peak maybe
movieguy12 said on 20/Aug/18
AnonymousMe, The comments aren't being protective about Clint's heights it's just harmless fun. I admit that myself and probably some of the regulars on this site maybe are slightly obsessive about these matters but at the end of the day whether Clint was a lowly 6'2'' or a manly 6'4'' it doesn't really matter. He was and is a great actor and director.
Rory said on 18/Aug/18
His cowboy boots in Hang em high didn't look 2 inches to me I'd say they were 1.5 inch heels, you get a good look at his boots in the opening credits of that film. In the film it's clear he's substantially taller than 6ft1 Bruce Dern and towers 5ft10 Pat Hingle. I'd say in those boots he'd measure a solid 6ft5 range and a solid 6ft3.5 barefoot.
AnonymousMe said on 18/Aug/18
...it's interesting how people get very protective, I guess you'd call it, of Eastwood's height or weight. About 20 years ago, I got down to about 4 or 5 percent body fat. I was shredded. And anyone who, then or now has seen a photo of me with my shirt off guessed me at anything from 175 lbs to 190lbs. And muscular. Truth is, at just over 6', I got down to 148 lbs and could barely lift 145 lbs to bench. Photos, and film, can be very deceiving. And calling him skinny isn't an attempt at downgrading his height (I"ve always said 6'3 plus), it's just a comment. lol. I've wasted enough time on an 88 year old's former build, I'm not sure why a few others keep arguing over what is and always will be just a bunch of opinions.
movieguy12 said on 18/Aug/18
Clint wasn't skinny more lean looking. He looked pretty strong, skinny would suggest he was weak looking which he wasn't.
James B 172cm said on 17/Aug/18
clint eastwood lookspowerfully built hereClick Here
Rory said on 17/Aug/18
Clint being described as skinny is just a straw downgraders clutch at to justify him being shorter when they fail to provide evidence of a 1960s/70s Clint looking under 6ft3. The other one being his hairdo. The guy was perfectly normal weight wise. I saw Joe Kidd the other day and Clint again had a solid 2 inches on Don Stroud and barely shorter than Greg Walcott.
Rising - 174 cm said on 16/Aug/18
@Parker: Good post. I forgot about that. I suspect Hudson was just under 6'5" or around 195 cm and Clint doesn't look much shorter. And yeah, Clint was never really what I'd call skinny, but he could look kind of thin and lanky in a suit in the 70's and he was always lean. He did lift weights before it was fashionable to do so and added quite a bit of muscle by the late 70's/80's. I'd say he gained at least 25 pounds and he wound up with a broader back and shoulders than you'd have thought seeing him in a suit.
AnonymousMe said on 16/Aug/18
...I stand by the Eastwood being "super skinny" comment. Only in maybe a handful of 80's movies, give or take, did he look a bit bulked up...but even then his overall look remained thin, especially the legs. In 60's and most 70's films, especially in profile, the man was a rail. Being on film always makes you look a bit heavier or bigger, many stars have said that. Some of the side sides of Eastwood in Coogan's Bluff make him look like a rail. It's all opinion, as none of us know the man.
Tony G said on 15/Aug/18
Rich, thanks for posting that photo. I have it, too, but did not get around to posting it here. Clint looks 3-4 inches taller than Leonard in that photo.
Terry said on 15/Aug/18
A tall man indeed but Clint Eastwood's height is difficult to judge because slim guys to look taller than they are. I think in his peak he was about 6'2 and a half bare feet and close to 6'4 with his cowboy boots on in the western films( including his Stetson)
Dave179cm said on 15/Aug/18
There are a couple of black and white pics on line of Clint and Hudson standing. Next to each other and although you can't see the their feet,Hudson is clearly taller than Clint by about an inch or maybe a bit more.
Dave179cm said on 14/Aug/18
I wouldn't say Clint was super skinny,he was lean and slender,super skinny is a bit of an exaggeration.But he did look 6ft5 in the boots ,a solid 6ft3 barefoot peak.
James B 172cm said on 13/Aug/18
clint makes hudson look well under 6'5
AnonymousMe said on 13/Aug/18
...another "for what it's worth" comment; I just watched Coogan's Bluff again, and this time I noticed during one scene they show a chart Eastwood is holding, of Ringerman's (Stroud's) stats. You'd think, only 24 hours later, I'd remember which scene this was because I did pause on it. I "think" it may have been when Eastwood goes to the hospital to try and get Ringerman (Stroud) out, by bluffing his way through. Anyway, it has Stroud's character listed as 6', and, I think, 156 lbs (the weight was harder to read). Accurate info? Who knows. Eastwood sure looked tall, but also super skinny....which is hard to do when photographed on film...unless you really are super skinny. But this was 1968, and guys weren't as tall as now, generally. My own "opinion" is that Eastwood...in this film, with boots, was not 6 feet 6 inches tall. With that hat he'd be like 6'8 or 6'9! 6'3 plus, sure. But a full 6'4? I always have my doubts.
Rich Paul said on 12/Aug/18
I don’t know if this has been linked, but here’s very interesting as well as revealing photo showing Clint standing next to Leonard Nimoy.

Click Here
Parker said on 12/Aug/18
Been posted a lot of times I know - but still worth another look (1.15) of Clint against 6'5 listed Rock Hudson
Click Here

Make your own judgment.
MAD SAM said on 12/Aug/18
Poor guy has lost a lot of height ; peak 192.5cm at 6’3.75”, currently 6’0.5” at 184 cm
Rising - 174 cm said on 10/Aug/18
@Dave179cm: Santoni has had 6'0", 6'1" and 6'3" listings on the internet, but internet listings should be taken with a grain of salt as the source is often fan edited. He did look around 4"-5" taller than 5'8" Sean Penn in Bad Boys(1983), but you never saw a wide shot so they could have minimized the difference to make framing the shots easier. Santoni also appeared on Seinfeld when he was 54-55 and looked pretty much right between roughly 5'11" Jerry Seinfeld and 6'2.5"-6'3" Michael Richards in height. Then there was Cobra where he looked about 2" taller than weak 5'9" Stallone, iirc, but Stallone typically looks 5'10.5"-5'11" when he wears lifts and he certainly wore lifts in that as he was looking similar in some scenes to his 6 foot wife Brigitte Nielsen! Overall, I'd guess Santoni at about 6'1" give or take based on these, but I could certainly be wrong. Clint looked about 2" taller for the most part, but there was one scene where he oddly looked around 4" taller, iirc, though it might have been the camera and Santoni's head down.

@James B: I wouldn't say Clint has looked older than he is, but he doesn't seem to care to hide his age like most actors so some might be surprised to see him age. Some forget movie stars are human beings too. There are some actors who look significantly older than they are to the point they're cast playing the father of someone close to their own age!
James B 172cm said on 9/Aug/18
rob i think since the 1980s clint has gotten flack for looking much older than his years.

Just goes too show even if your a tall man like clint people will still try too find faults with you.
Dave179cm said on 8/Aug/18
It was a TV show made in the early 70s named Counselor at law.The main Guy in it was an actor called. Arthur Hill who was listed as 6ft3,Santoni was also a regular member of the cast,and he looked almost as tall as Hill,he looks a solid 6ft2.You can see it on youtube
Dave179cm said on 6/Aug/18
Reno Santoni Clint's partner in Deity Harry was in a movie with an actor called Arturo Hill who is listed as 6ft3,and also Lee Majors who is listed as 5ft11,there is a black and white pic of all 3 standing together,and Santoni looks in the 6ft2 range next to Majors,and as tall as Hill.It is odd as Santoni is listed as 6ft flat but only looks an inch or 2 shorter than Clint,judging by those pics Santoni was more 6ft2 than 6ft,explaining why he was not so much shorter than Clint.
Dave179cm said on 6/Aug/18
Honbel.190.5 is 6ft3.
fed5'9 said on 6/Aug/18
Guys if you think a person shrinks 10 cms because they are old you are wrong, just check old nba players. By the way, an inch is 2.54 cms, even if you have terrible back problem you won’t shrink more than 3 cms, 4 maximum if some discs are severely damaged. He’s posture is another completely different thing.

From 1,91-1,93 to 1,82-1,83.....seriously?
Honbel said on 5/Aug/18
I do remember he also claim in 1991 to be 6'2 nowdays and he lost some height. He was a fit guy I guess him 6'3 in his 30's
Honbel said on 5/Aug/18
I know he was measured 1'88 m in 1989 so he was 58 years old at tha time. A 58-59 year old man hitting 1'88 could never been over 190 in his prime. He was 1'90 on the nose 6'3
movieguy12 said on 5/Aug/18
In the Line of Fire was made years ago when Eastwood was much younger. If he was sub 6ft then as the poster if genuine seems to believe then it's hard to see 6'4'' prime. Most would guess him as about 6'2'' when this film was made I'd suggest. I wish we could nail this guys prime height down. Unfortunately the claims to have met Clint on this site are few and far between and hard to know if their genuine or accurate with regard to height. Estimates go from 6'2'' to 6'4''. I'd go for the middle probably at about 6'3''.
Tall Sam said on 4/Aug/18
With Tobin Bell and Dylan McDermott in In the Line of Fire he looks at worst 6'2" with the early signs of height loss maybe just appearing.
Rory said on 4/Aug/18
He would have been 6ft2.5 range in the early 90s, an inch down from peak.
Dave179cm said on 4/Aug/18
Clint's posture is very important when judging his height especially at his current old age,standing with slack loose and slouching posture,he looks in the 5ft11 range,but if he straightened up for a measurement he would be taller,maybe a little over 6ft.
Dave179cm said on 4/Aug/18
If he was 5ft11.5 aged early sixties at the time of In The Line of Fire.he would be about 5ft10 now.
Satellitebutterfly said on 3/Aug/18
..I saw the filming & was cast as an extra in the movie "In Line Of Fire," and saw Mr. Eastwood close, also and walked next to him at lunch break, talked to him, so polite, and I don't think he was more than 5 ft 11.5 maybe. I am only 5 ft, but have a brother 6"4"so that's how I judged his height. Remember his age and everone shrinks 3 to 4 inches as they age.
Mister lennon said on 3/Aug/18
Everyone was wearing cowboy boots in the western films, not only clint. That argument is silly.
Clint was solid 191-192 peak. Solid 6'3.
The downgrading attemps are absurd.
Rising - 174 cm said on 2/Aug/18
Clint's height is tricky in films because differences can be minimized in close ups due to posture and framing shots. Take Magnum Force and 6'0" Hal Holbrook for example. I'd say Clint was no more than 3" taller in most scenes, but there's a wide shot where they're walking down the hall and Clint looks perhaps even 4" taller in that scene. Clint also looks at least 2.5" taller than 6'0.5" David Soul on the runway. As for Matheson, well it looks an easy 1.5" if not 2" here: Click Here And good point about boots, Rory. If you're comparing him to co-stars then the boots will almost be negligible because a standard cowboy boot has a 1.75" heel adding 1.6" of actual height while a bigger cowboy boot will have a 2" heel adding maybe 1.75" of actual height. I don't even think Clint wore the 2" heels. A 65 year old Clint might have been "only" 6'2.5", but his posture was already making it difficult to tell exactly how tall he was.
Rory said on 2/Aug/18
@ Stig and @ Honbel..Utter nonsense. To say he was "one inch max" taller than Matheson is the first untruth, when he had at least 3cm on him in that scene and I would argue 1.5 inches. Secondly, what's this about Matheson being "registered" at 6ft1.5 ? His claim is 6ft2 as is his celebheight listing and it's the range he looked too. Thirdly, in that scene Eastwood was wearing thin footwear compared to the rookies(including Matheson) who had 1-1.5 inch boots on so Clint was probably giving away about half inch at least in footwear. Finally, everyone in those westerns was wearing cowboy boots, it's not as if Clint had this seismic shoe advantage in boots whilst others were bare feet. As for Andy Murray the guy always looked 6ft2 for me I'm not sure who this unamed clan of people were who bought nearly 6ft3 for him. A guy like Clint in his 30s would have cleared out Murray by 1.5 inches easily.
Bradley said on 1/Aug/18
Talked to a gas station guy in Trinidad Colorado coming back from California, he was in town the day before filming his new movie....said he was 6' 1", looks great.
Honbel said on 1/Aug/18
stig said on 30/Jul/18 totally agree... I always said he was 6'2.5 barefoot. If he ever was 6'3.75 barefoot can you imagine how tall he would look with boots? well It would be over 6'5 close to 6'6 which is absurd and If he really was 6'3.75 people would guess he was 6'5 because Clint is the guy who make you think he is taller than he really is very thin and slim. Rob I think Clint is a similar case as Andy Murray. Most people's perceptions are screwed up when it comes to height. If it hadn't been for Murray's 6'1 7/8" admission, a lot of people here would still guess him to be 6'2"-6'3". Even the Average Height vote is already 6'2"+ Clint same... All say 6'3-6'4and he was under 6'3. MX 6'2.75
stig said on 30/Jul/18
have a look at Clint next to Tim Matheson in Magnum Force 1973 . when Eastwood was prob at his max height.. he has only one inch max over Matheson. & Matheson is registered at 6ft 1.5 . Can only give Mr Eadstwood a 6ft 2.5 at he's peak.. prod shading 6ft these days.. I think he always looked 6ft 4 in them cowboy films.. because of the boots they wore..
AnonymousMe said on 27/Jul/18
...somewhere online, there is a prop replica of Harry Callahan's I.D. from Dirty Harry, and it has him at 6'2 and 185 lbs. Is the prop replica actually an exact prop replica? Who knows. And if so, are the measurements legit? Who knows. But I traced it back to a site which claims to have or sell "prop replicas".

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