How tall is David Strathairn

David Strathairn's Height

5ft 11 ½ (181.6 cm)

American actor, best known for films such as Good Night, Good Luck, Lincoln, Dolores Claiborne, The Bourne Ultimatum, The River Wild, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Harrison's Flowers and Godzilla. On TV he appeared in Alphas and McMafia.

How tall is David Strathairn
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Average Guess (9 Votes)
5ft 11.25in (181cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Mar/23
David towered over Kathy Bates in Dolores Claiborne. She looked quite little and helpless.

Now, seeing he’s almost 6ft, it’s hardly surprising!

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Aug/21
David also starred in a rather decent horror chiller called 'The Uninvited', which is well worth your while checking out if you like that sort of thing!

5ft11.5. The film hails from 2009, when David will have been 60, and he looked much the same height as he did in the 1995 Stephen King masterpiece, 'Dolores Claiborne'. If he had lost any, it'll have only been a very small amount.

Now 72, he's bound to have become a bit shorter.
Jkiller said on 15/Oct/20
Same height as Wes Chatham, around the 5'11 mark.
BT said on 6/May/20
Rob didn't you have him at 5'11 current and 5'11.5 peak? He's still pretty active and has a few upcoming projects in 2020 and 2021 as well. Recently on 'Billions' he looked about 3in taller than Giamatti. He was definitely around 5'11.5 in his prime, arguably 5'11.75. Not a big drop for a 71 year old guy.
Editor Rob
Today 5ft 11 is still possible, I hadn't given him current though.
R F said on 9/Mar/20
I worked on the movie No God No Master and got the chance to stand next to the guy about dozen times during the shoot. He was wearing about 2" elevator shoes and a padded suit, but I also did get to stand next to him when he wasn't in costume. Out of costume I would say he was just under 5'11"
Tall Sam said on 9/Mar/18
So ignored lol but seriously this guy hasn't been in much recently but he has given several memorable character actor performances in a number of good to great movies, so I think he deserves credits and a photo perhaps at the top.
Editor Rob
Yes, one of those dependable actors in need of a quick update. He might have lost a half inch or so by now, but still over an inch taller than someone like Ewan McGregor.
Tall Sam said on 7/Mar/18
Rob, could you add to his credits?: Eight Men Out, Sneakers, The River Wild, L.A. Confidential, Good Night, and Good Luck., The Bourne Ultimatum, Lincoln and Godzilla (2014). This guy looked to have probably more than inch than Russell Crowe I recall in L.A. Confidential.
cole said on 20/May/14
Looked way shorter than 6'ish Ken Watanabe in 'Godzilla'.
Alpha said on 6/Nov/13
No way, he is 5'10" at best these days.
dmeyer said on 10/Oct/12
close to 6 ft at peak
Mr. R said on 7/Jan/12
This is one of those guys who is taller than he looks. I met him at a "Good Night and Good Luck" screening, and Rob has him perfectly.
steven said on 6/Jan/12
i have watch the univited notice he did't look much over 2" taller than 5'8 Arielle Kebbel. he have could pass 5'10.5 and 5'10.75 max.
OliTheMan said on 15/Jun/09
he looked 2 inches taller than Russell Crowe in L.A. Confidential
Doug said on 18/Mar/09
Funny when I saw him in the River Wild I thought he was a similar sort of height and had the same sort of "handsome geeky look" to Jeff Goldblum LOL. Hehe. I thought the man looked tall, more like 6'2", I noticed he towered above Kevin Bacon thats all.
ras said on 23/Sep/07
Well did he look shorter than Sigourney Weaver in map of the world? Maybe.
dmeyer said on 26/Aug/07
realy looks close to clooney height could be 181 but clooney dosnt look under 180 by him i think clooney could very well be 5'10.75 since he does look 1 in on damon easy
dmeyer said on 26/Aug/07
did look taller than clooney and looks 1 in taller than geena davis but might have 6 ft to 6 ft0.25 and now closer to 5'11

Editor Rob
he's one of those 182ish guys who could have shipped 1cm.
dmeyer said on 10/Mar/06
he looked taller than geena six feet davis
Frank2 said on 7/Mar/06
David is eaxctly my height which is five-eleven.
Mr. R said on 14/Dec/05
I also met David Strathairn last night at the Good Night and Good Luck screening. I stood next to him, in front of him, and talked with him about his many John Sayles movies. He is about the same height as I, maybe a hair smaller. He is a little over 5'11". Not quite 6 feet.

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