How tall is Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington's Height

5ft 11.75in (182.2 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 0.25in (183.5 cm)
American Actor best known for roles in films such as Training Day, The Book of Eli, Deja Vu, Crimson Tide, Malcolm X, American Gangster, Cry Freedom, Glory, The Hurricane and Flight. He said in an interview with IOFilm when preparing for The Hurricane that "I'm six-one and north of 200 pounds."

Denzel with Ryan Reynolds
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Average Guess (42 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 0.36in (183.8cm)
Current: 5ft 11.67in (182cm)
Frank said on 3/Aug/17
Watching man on fire now, looks around 5'11 to 6 ft..

P.S When are you going to downgrade Drake, Rob? lol
Pedriscovery said on 25/Jul/17
In a premiere photos with Marc Anthony and Christopher walken, walken appears Two cm.more tall than denzel is cleary more tall walken.
Slim 181 cm said on 12/Jul/17
Was a strong 6ft, now 5'11.5
S.J.H said on 8/Jun/17
@Mike said on 23/May/17

You should watch Safe House and some interview clips of them standing together i assurd they look 7cm not under. Reynolds is all possible 6'2.5 since Denzel listed 5'11,75
Mike said on 23/May/17
Reynolds with his hair looks 10 cm taller, with equal hair, he's maximum 2 inches taller than Denzel.
Hopping p said on 20/May/17
Ryan (1.88cm) looks 10cm taller 😂 I say 178cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/May/17
A weak 6ft1 for Denzel would make Hanks a strong 6ft...which at times looked believable
Spencer said on 7/May/17
Weak 6'1 peak
sumdude said on 27/Apr/17
I'd say 182.5cm current, anything below 182cm seems silly. Seems to be ~4-5cm between him and Chris Pratt when in equal footwear(dress shoes) and same distance from camera. Chris likes to wear giant cowboy boots which atleast boost him 3-4cm in height, maybe even more at times, while Denzel usually wear vans-like shoes which probably give him 1.5 to 2cm max.
Richardspain said on 24/Apr/17
I think he is as Tom Hanks and as Harrison Ford. Classic team 183/184cm in peak.

They never weren't 185cm, maybe with shoes or boots is possible

Now Denzel is a strong 182cm sure not less.Not more.
anon said on 24/Apr/17
I was going to say wasn't that sure on him looked pretty close with Russell Hornsby who is 6'0.5 on here in that one scene, He is listed as 6'0 I saw maybe is a solid 5'11 guy more like 181cm or something, not that sure but outside of Fences haven't looked at him too much tbh
anon said on 22/Apr/17
Any Idea on Young actor Jovan Adepo height who played alongside Denzel in Fences
Editor Rob: looks under six foot
berta said on 12/Apr/17
rampage i dont thinkh he was almost 185 at peak. because he is no taller than 182 today. he is fit for his age and not that old. 3 cm seems alot to loose. i can belive he have lost litel over 1 cm from strong 183 guy to weak 182 guy
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Apr/17
Peak: 184-185cm
Today: 182-183cm
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 9/Apr/17
mister_lennon said on 25/Mar/17
183-184 peak
181-182 now


mister_lennon said on 25/Mar/17
183-184 peak
181-182 now
OK said on 24/Mar/17
around 6 foot
berta said on 17/Mar/17
i think denzel was the listed height he and tom hanks was pretty mutch the same height but if onew was taller then i think it would have been denzel. today with guyz like reynold and chris prat he doenst look taller than 182.
S.J.H said on 7/Mar/17
@Peter 179cm

This picture is tricky. He more like look 7cm taller than denzel washington in some clips i have seem. If you say denzel is 5'11.5 then reynolds is not under 6'2.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Feb/17
Rob, could the full 6ft0½ peak be fairer?
Editor Rob: Rampage, he certainly could seem it at times.
Peter 179cm said on 7/Feb/17
Around 5'11.5 now and 6'0 flat at his peak.Remember Reynolds claimed 6'1-6'2 and looks a good 6cm taller in the above picture.At his minimum he might be 181cm.
S.J.H said on 30/Jan/17
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Maybe denzel washington was solid 5'11.5 peak and 5'11 now if kobe bryant was 195/194cm
Importer said on 26/Jan/17
Denzel Washington peak 184/185 now 182/183
American Gangster is the best film I've ever watched, Frank Lucas is a real life legend.
A 171cm male said on 18/Jan/17
Looks close or about 6'
Anon said on 4/Dec/16
Denzel with actor from Mike and Molly show in Fallen...He's around 6 feet 1/2 inch. Today no less than 6 feet!

Rob, look at this...Click Here (6 sec. and after into video)

Thanks boss
Dejavu said on 4/Dec/16
I think he looks 5'11.5 next to Chris Pratt. I think he has really lost height or his posture isn't too good.
Donatello said on 3/Dec/16
No way Densel is more than 5'10-5'11.I have seen almost every of his movies and he doesnt go over any other male actor.He looks huge because he is built and weights much. I really like Densel but he aint a big guy.
Canson said on 25/Nov/16
Ehh Rob I think he's at least 6'0" flat. Maybe no more than that but don't see any less either
berta said on 22/Nov/16
just saw photos with him and chris pratt chris have maybe 1,2 cm fotwear advantage but it looks to be around 7-7,5 cm beetween them so my guess is he cant be more than 182 these days
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Nov/16
Peak: 184-185cm
Today: 182-183cm
Realist said on 10/Nov/16
He's 6 foot
josh jeffords said on 26/Oct/16
Just watched pelican brief would have to be one of the best movies to see tons of comparison for Denzel in his prime.
With about an inch of afro maybe a hair or two more forgive the pun he was towered massively by Lithgow already balding.
John is usually considered a big 6 3 guy he had about 4 on Denzel with similar shoes and stance.
There were numerous people bigger than him but he appeared slightly above average 5 11 .5.
Also watched Training day recently he did not look much bigger than a dubious 5 10 ethan hawke who often looks well under 5 10.
Weirdly one of my favorites Man on Fire Denzel looked damn near 6 1 most of the time, had 2 plus on a very aged and bad posture Walken. Looked 215-225lbs
Was fairly big in Equalizer but most people appeared below average and lots of women. "he claimed 6ft and 187lbs in that film he looked 20lb overweight.."
Jay 184cm said on 18/Oct/16
Looks like he might just be 183cm in this photo with Reynolds, if he straightened up a bit. Saying that, Reynolds posture looks relaxed also. Looks a solid 182cm at least. I could buy 182-183cm.
xaoxio said on 29/Sep/16
Click Here Denzel is 182 nowadays, agree Rob?
Editor Rob: I think a 1/4 under six foot today is close to the truth.
PLB said on 20/Sep/16
I certainly don't believe that he's six feet tall. At this point in his career he's a little old man. I would have guessed that he was five nine. It never mattered that much before but recently he has moved into action movies. He kung fued dozens of people as a blind man in his post-apocalyptic film and then he single handedly killed hordes of bad guys with the tools he found on the racks at Home Depo. He is now continuing this bad career move in a re-make of The Magnificent Seven. He is becoming ridiculous.
xaoxio said on 20/Sep/16
Click Here Do you see six-footer here, Rob? i mean is Denzel still this tall?
Editor Rob: today he could fall into 5ft 11.75 range
xaoxio said on 13/Sep/16
Rob, take a look at Denzel with Chriss Pratt. It seems Denzel is shorter then 6'0'', agree?
Editor Rob: in some photos he looks at most 5ft 11.5...but there is a noticeable footwear disparity, at least 0.5-0.6 inch in Chris' favour.
Mike said on 18/Jul/16
Rob, why not just give the full 6ft 0.5 peak? I think he generally looked it in his 20s/30s, and also edged out Hanks...
Giorgi said on 9/Jul/16
Tom Hanks is said to be 183 and seemed taller than him in every scene of Philadelphia.
5'6.5 Indiana jones guy said on 30/Jun/16
At 61, could he be 182 cm?
grizz said on 30/Jun/16
Sure thing,Marian. Putting your height perception into practice - Ryan Reynolds would be 5'10ish and 99% of celebrities wouldn't hit 6' with shoes on
5'6.5 Indiana jones guy said on 29/Jun/16
I see Denzel at 181 cm he could be 186-187 cm at peak which is so ****ing impossible so I'd say 183 nowadays at peak
Marian said on 26/Jun/16
I met Denzel and talked to him standing eye to eye. I'm 5'8". He was the same height as me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/May/16
He edged Hank.
Berta said on 23/May/16
yeah this is right shortest i can se him 183 and tallest i can se i astreong 184. Tom Hanks was about the same height and i can se him as 183 ore very weak 184
mrbobh5344 said on 20/May/16
Wonderful actor.... perhaps my current favorite. Can play any role.... but he is not tall. He is not 6 feet. He never seems taller than anyone except the women in his films. He does ot seem to have a height problem.... wore heavy boots in a few recent films... but they do not appear to 'lift' him. I think he a seriously secure 5'11" tops...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/May/16
Rob, which is most likely at peak?

A) 187cm/185cm
B) 186.5cm/184.5cm
C) 186cm/184cm
D) 185.5cm/183.5cm
E) 185cm/183cm
Editor Rob: I'd stick with D-C range
Bobo said on 20/Apr/16
Check out the magnificent trailer. Manuel Garcia-Rulfo towers over him in a very short clip where they walk in a straight line. Rob - you need a listing for this actor.
Dmeyer said on 19/Apr/16
Denzel dosnt look over solid 182cm lately like with reinolds
jtm said on 12/Mar/16
he looked shorter than bill paxton to me in 2 guns.
Sonny Black said on 23/Feb/16
He's always looked like a strong 5'11 to me, especially in Malcom X next to Spike Lee.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Feb/16
I think Kip is 6ft2 or very close to it. He was definitely a good 1in or so taller than Gosling and Washington in RTT
grizz said on 31/Jan/16
How much did he weigh in Man on Fire?
He was absolutely massive in that film. Sure it was Mexico, but still - not a single guy in that movie was taller/larger than he.
Borats chicken said on 28/Jan/16
Rob, What about Kip Pardue in remember the titans he looked to be a strong 185cm or 186cm in the morning
Editor Rob: he could look over 6ft 1, I haven't looked at Kip for many years now...
dmeyer said on 10/Jan/16
6.5cm shorter than ryan so 181,5cm and his footwear is barely 0,2in less so about 182cm
HULK said on 9/Dec/15
Denzel Look's 5'11 next to Queen latifah (5'10)
Adam 1.88 m said on 17/Nov/15
In Safe House he is listed as 6' on his CIA profile. Could be 182-183 now, I'd be more tempted to say 182 looking at the picture with Reynolds. He looks a good 1-2 cm taller than 180 cm Taylor Kitsch with Reynolds, to be honest I think either Denzel needs a downgrade to 181-182 or Ryan Reynolds needs an upgrade to 189. There appears to be more than 2 inches between them in the photo. Is it also possible that Taylor Kitsch may be closer to 179 as he is wearing boots with a bigger heel than Reynolds and the top of his head comes close to Reynolds's low eye level, suggesting around 3.5 inches between Kitsch and Reynolds. If Reynolds were 189 then that would justify Denzel and Taylor's heights. It's a tough one to judge since there's only around a cm in it, and their posture, footwear and hair and camera angles makes it very tough to distinguish between a cm or two. The real question is if Reynolds is definitely 188 and no taller when standing fully erect at his low height. On a stadiometer, do you think Reynolds would measure any taller than 188 at his low height Rob, or do you think he'd be a perfect 6'2 in the evening?
grizz said on 12/Oct/15
I stand by my claim-he's still a 6 footer. It's just he gained a lot of weight and his posture has gotten bad.
For the next couple of years he'll be safe, later on he'll dip below the 6ft mark for sure.
Spencer said on 29/Sep/15
I think 6'0.5 peak and today 5'11.75. He looked near 6'1 in Malcolm X.
ed said on 26/Aug/15
180cm ...???

In "Cry Freedom" he's about the same height as 6'2 Kevin Kline. No way Denzel has shrunk 7 - 8 cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Aug/15
@Tommy: 180cm is 5ft11 flat. 183cm is 6ft
Tommy said on 17/Aug/15
180cm or 6ft tall for denzie
Celebheights 6'1.75"/187 CM said on 9/Aug/15
He looks over six feet by Tony Romo. It's either that he's over 6'0" nowadays, or Tony Romo is shorter than the 6'2" that he was measured at.
a said on 23/Jul/15
On this picture you can see the footwear a bit.It looks more or less the same Rob.
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A said on 22/Jul/15
more then 3.5 cm shorter then kianu in this pic.what do u think Rob??Click Here
[Editor Rob: not sure what footwear is like, but denzel appears in those photos under the 6ft mark a bit.]
Dmeyer said on 6/Jun/15
Denzel and Taylor look same near reinolds but Denzel has 0.8in/2cm less shoes , Thaugh Denzel looks 6cm while has barely less shoes as Ryan boots are flat 0.8-0.9 in tops , that might suggest 182ish
NBAer said on 6/Jun/15
He doesn't look over 180 with Reynolds,Rob.Even if Ryan has footwear advantage,it probably wouldn't be over 1-1.5 cm so 181 MIGHT be possible for Denzel,since he looks 8cm shorter than Ryan,and he's 187,and looks more 179 range in the picture,so i think 180 is perfect for Denzel.As far as peak height,he may have been 181-182,since he's 60 now,and losing about 2cm at 60 is pretty common.
Darren510 said on 6/Jun/15
Denzel is one of the best examples of a legit 6'0
Sam said on 1/Jun/15
Denzel and Tom Hanks did look pretty close in height but I would say IMO in those photos that Tom has fractional advantage, like Hanks was 6'0.25" & Washington was 6'0", both could have easily measured either of those marks at peak I think.
WalkingTall6ft3.35 inches said on 4/May/15
Denzel was atleast a strong 6 footer in his late 30's even edging out Tom Hanks at times which means 184cm peak isnt out of the question.
These photos with Tom pretty much seal the deal:

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Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 2/May/15
6 feet is accurate. There was literally nobody taller than him in the Equalizer.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Apr/15
Rob, why is there a separate picture of Ryan Reynolds and Taylor Kitsch?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Mar/15
In 1993
Denzel Washington - 6ft0¾(185cm)
Tom Hanks - 6ft0¼(184cm)

They were both in their late 30's at that point and looked above average to weak tall
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/15
Decribed as "six foot two, 180 pounds of dark sugar" in one article!
Hypado said on 27/Feb/15
Denzel Washington's height is 6ft 0in (183 cm)
Peak height was 6ft 0.25in (184 cm)

I agree Rob.
CDS said on 26/Feb/15
One of the very rare huge Hollywood stars that I don't think actually feels the need to wear lifts- I point to 5'11"-6' Val Kilmer looking taller than him in "Deja Vu", 5'11" Russell Crowe looking equal to him in "American Gangster", and a red carpet photo of 5'9" Mel Gibson looking as tall, if not taller than him- a particularly strange pic- WTF?? LOL He looked a tad shorter than 6'1" Keanu Reeves in "Much Ado About Nothing", but a tad taller than 6' Tom Hanks in "Philadelphia", so I'll give him a peak height of 6'0.5", and a current height of 5'11.75", which is still near 6'1" in shoes.
Dmeyer said on 5/Feb/15
gian92 says on 13/Jan/15
Denzel in Philadelphia next to 100% 6' Tom Hanks he seems 5'11 0.25in cm max :

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In this pic he looks a haïr taller than hanks and he has léss shoes
TJE said on 4/Feb/15
Rob why you use the same pics from the Ryan Reynolds page?
Joe said on 4/Feb/15
Denzel is 6 feet tall, also Denzel's hair is shaven while Reynold's has mane like hair making him look taller. Also add to the fact that Reynold's wearing thick heeled shoes and Denzel is tilting his head to the floor. Denzel is over 6 feet tall, during his peak he was 6'1", he is now 6'0.5".
james said on 4/Feb/15
He was 6'0.5 at his peak "the mighty Quinn" he and 5'11 Robert Townsend are about the same height .he probably says 6'1 because hez 6'0.5 .
HULK said on 30/Jan/15
5'11 now
6ft Peak
gian92 said on 13/Jan/15
Denzel in Philadelphia next to 100% 6' Tom Hanks he seems 5'11 0.25in cm max :

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James B said on 6/Jan/15
But rob look at him next to Lithgow. Maybe john had footwear advantage
James B said on 5/Jan/15
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Rob 5'11 range possible for denzel after looking at those pics? To be fair though maybe john was pushing 6'4.5 peak?
[Editor Rob: no, I wouldn't go anywhere that low for him.]
cole said on 27/Dec/14
@Georgy: Didn't think he looked much shorter than Marton in the movie at all, and in premiere pics Marton only looks to edge Denzel in stronger footwear.
Georgy said on 21/Dec/14
In "The Equalizer" he looks approx. 4 cm shorter than 185 cm Marton Csokas. Nowadays, closer to 5'11 than 6'0 for sure.
grizz said on 19/Dec/14
Lebensdorf, lol. Well, then Reynolds must be 6ft tall based on your estimate.
Lebensdorf said on 12/Dec/14
Strong 5'11 at peak, never more.
Mike said on 3/Dec/14
Rob, maybe you should give him a full 6ft 0.5 peak?
cole said on 3/Dec/14
@Editor Rob: Could you put the picture on the right from the Ryan Reynolds page on Denzel's page? That shot shows why he's still 6ft.
Spencer said on 1/Dec/14
He looked pretty close to 6'1 to me in Malcolm X. 6'0.75 peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Nov/14
184-185cm peak
spike said on 20/Nov/14
a young Denzel in Carbon Copy is no taller than 5ft10.5 George Segal. and to be honest, to me, denzel never looked taller than a strong 5ft 11in barefoot.
cole said on 15/Nov/14
Fair upgrade, he can still look 6ft. 6ft 0.5in for his peak height would also be fair imo. The page of legends like Denzel and Hanks should have a picture, Rob!
GP said on 31/Oct/14
in Safe House he looked to be about 3 inches shorter than Ryan. Rob, do you think that he has developed bad posture or he could have lost more height?
[Editor Rob: not sure he looked quite that short, but if you look at something like Flight, he can still pass for 6ft when standing normally]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/14
Solid 6ft0½ peak with a chance of 6ft0¾. I only noticed now that Ethan Hawke is listed at 5ft11. If that's the case, Denzel easily looked 6ft1 range in Training Day if not a tad more!
Dmeyer said on 22/Oct/14
Tanks rob this Guy is closer to 6ft than arnie , the only Time he didnt look 6ft is by pine , but can Still look 5'11.75-6ft tiday
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Oct/14
Rob is the full 6ft0½ be closer for his peak?
[Editor Rob: wouldn't rule the possibility out, I thought he can at times look a little under 6ft but generally even last 2 years probably would still measure near enough the mark.]
Arch Stanton said on 21/Oct/14
Rob can you add a photo and films like Malcolm X, American Gangster, Cry Freedom, Glory, The Hurricane and Flight?

Looked 6'1" in Training Day.
[Editor Rob: today actually I think Denzel can still pull off near enough 6ft.]
Judd said on 19/Oct/14
6'0-0.25" as peak height is fair and 5'11.75" today is right...good listing!
Realist said on 10/Oct/14
So 6'1 is out of the question.
Dmeyer said on 1/Oct/14
Denzel is closer to 6ft that arnie is , i think robs realy is scared of arnie , once arnie hits 5'11 flat he Will be listed 5'11.5
Sonny Black said on 27/Sep/14
Honestly he seems more like a tall 5'11. When he stands next to Spike Lee, who's 5'5, he's noticeably taller but doesn't dwarf Spike as you'd expect a 6ft+ tall guy would.
grizz said on 26/Sep/14
He looked identical in size next to 182 cm Jimmy Kimmel. However, Jimmy was wearing regular shoes, while Denzel was wearing some casual converse-styled sneakers, so he is 183 cm tall IMO.
Jack Spratt said on 13/Sep/14
There is a pic of him with Justin Timberlake at a basketball game and he is at least 1" taller than Timberlake. Timberlake says he was 6ft even on the Jimmy Fallon show.
cole said on 2/Sep/14
@Editor Rob: Think this is spot on, fairly recently he can still pull off looking 6ft imo.
Although giving him a solid 6'0.5 peak height wouldn't hurt.
Arch Stanyon said on 31/Aug/14
Rob have you seen The Pelican Brief? He looked 5 ft 11 next to peak 6'4 John Lithgow. Lithgow looked massive next to him. I'm trying to figure how Lithgow could have only been 9 cm taller!
[Editor Rob: seen but barely remembered.]
tk said on 30/Jul/14
Just watched Flight again. He seemed to have at least one inch on Bruce Greenwood (5'11.5 here) and more than four on Don Cheadle (5'7.5). Probably still a six footer...
Dmeyer said on 15/Jul/14
In training day was Still 6'0.25 rangr
grizz said on 4/Jul/14
I think he's full 6ft (183 cm) rather than 5ft11.5in.
In Pelham 123 John Travolta commebted on how big and tall Denzel is. Travolta is 182 cm tall, it kinda wouldn't make sense that someone comments on how tall that man is,even though they're equally tall :D
Hypado said on 26/Jun/14
6ft 0-6ft 1 range at peak
one of my favourite actors.

mike said on 20/Jun/14
6ft 0-6ft 1 range at peak
one of my favourite actors.
James B said on 10/Jun/14
Looked about 6ft or 6'1 in pelican brief
jamieorr4 said on 6/Jun/14
my guess is that hes 5ft10.5 but in some picture he look 59
Alex 6'0 said on 14/May/14
MrTBlack, yea some guys who claim 6'1 are more 6'0-6'0.5 range. Even 6'0-6'0.5 guys claim 6'2 as well.
MrTBlack said on 7/May/14

Yeah probably. Almost every guy I met and I'm willing to throw out %99 or more percent
Who claimed 6'1" to me was usually 6'0 or 6'0.5" at most.
Alex 6'0 said on 1/May/14
Always looks a solid 6'0. Today maybe a hair less as Rob has him.
anon said on 21/Jan/14
He used to live in the apt building beside my office in Tribeca. Would see him, walking by. 6 ft is definitely accurate.
yalo said on 5/Jan/14
i still think he's a stong 6 foot 183cm today
anon said on 31/Dec/13
Rob, are sure not 6 feet flat...I don't think he has lost that much height yet!
dmeyer said on 22/Dec/13
184cm peak fits him well a lidl on183cm hanks
Lenad is sexy said on 22/Dec/13
yeah I wouldn't rule out a full 6'1 for a young denzel. No more than that though
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Dec/13
Lenad, it could've been Hanks 183-184cm, Washington 184-185cm?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Dec/13
184cm peak, 183cm today.
dmeyer said on 8/Dec/13
To me denzel today looks more 183cm than arnie does
Lenad is sexy said on 8/Dec/13
in Philadelphia he was at least the same height as 183cm tom hanks if not a tad taller. Hanks could have potentially been 184cm though so I wouldn't rule out 185cm for denzels peak but I think more to reality, 184cm
Umar184 said on 7/Dec/13
I stood next to him he's 6ft max.
Sam said on 6/Dec/13
Not a good comparison shot, Freeman is further away but the difference looks closer to 2 than 1 inches. I've meet Freeman and he's quite tall, 6'2"-6'3" range.
Tim said on 30/Nov/13
lol he did an interview on Dave Letterman when making the movie American Gangster and he said he was 6"1
Silent d said on 29/Oct/13
182cm. Not bad for a nearly 60 year old man.
Yves said on 10/Oct/13
I agree with Tom, it's weird they changed he's height, but 6'1 for him all the way..., perfect shape :)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Oct/13
"Peak height was 6ft 0.5in (184cm)"

Could also look 6ft1 in his early career. He definitely edged out Hanks.
jordydecke said on 3/Oct/13
I'd always thought he was about a 6'2-6'3 guy. Camera angles ey? I was watching Deja Vu (good film too if you haven't seen) last night and one of his workmates describes him as "6'3" - I would have believed it too if I hadn't looked him up before on this site!
Silent d said on 21/Sep/13
Viper he is not 5 foot 10. Maybe 182cm. Quite tall now.
Johnny Blaze said on 17/Sep/13
I'm 6'2 and I stood right next to Denzel, he is 6 feet even
Mathew said on 13/Sep/13
Viper says on 19/Aug/13
5'10 range today


If so then Tom Hanks needs a serious downgrade.
Viper said on 19/Aug/13
5'10 range today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Aug/13
I think 6ft0.5in(184cm) peak is fair for Denzel. He held his own with taller guys like John Lithgow, Michael Moriarty and Liev Schrieber. Edged out 6ft Hanks in Philedelphia.

Today about 6ft give or take.
Dmeyer said on 6/Aug/13
Rob to me denzel today is easily as tall as arnie today so whi list arnie as à full 6 ft
Dmeyer said on 31/Jul/13
Rob to me denzel looks closer to 6 ft than arnie does , whi list arnie at à full 6 ft
teej said on 31/Jul/13
I heard he was only 5'8? And in blade he was? He certainly looks taller than that though.
Tom said on 29/Jul/13
Editor Rob, why have you put down 1.82 for Denzel when the Internet Movie Database says 6'1'' (1.85).
[Editor Rob: because I think he looks that height, I don't believe he's over 6ft today]
jtm said on 11/Jul/13
182cm when he was younger. 180-181cm nowadays.
cole said on 10/Jul/13
I believe he is 182 cm now, and was about 183-184 cm at peak. But how tall does that make Tom Hanks? Certainly not 183 cm. In this pic Denzel has a pretty small heel, and Hanks is wearing regular dress shoes, and they look the same height. Granted that picture is from a few years back, so Denzel might have been 183 cm at the time, but still I can't see Hanks much over 182 cm:

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If he was 182 cm at peak, a drop of roughly 1 cm is normal at his age.
Sam said on 19/Jun/13
He can look shorter but in the movie Flight, he did look close to an inch taller than Bruce Greenwood, listed here as 5'11.5".
Terry said on 18/Jun/13
I agree with 5'11.75. Denzel never looked like a solid 6ft to me. Terrific actor, he is up there with the best.
bodwaya said on 11/Jun/13
rob why the downgrade
Nety W said on 26/May/13
Denzel must be bending down a lot, because I saw the movie unstopable and he looks taller than Chris pine. I don't think he's five eleven, but I do think he's taller than that. I think he's over 6 foot and Chris pine is not over six foot. Besides some pictures do not capture a person's true height if they are standing in a certain pose and the camera pointed at a different angle.
dmeyer said on 28/Apr/13
rob denzel looks a solid 1.5-2cm over 5 ft 11.5 greenwood through out the all movie flight , to me denzel looks closer to 6 ft than a guy like arnold , denzel is 5ft 11.75 by nightime and close to 6 ft
Lenad is sexy said on 19/Apr/13
I doubt he was under 6'0 at peak
Dmeyer said on 10/Apr/13
To me exept near 184cm pine , he usualy looks 6 ft today at peak a bit more
Dmeyer said on 4/Apr/13
Rob denzel CAN realy Look solid 1cm taller than 6 ft Tom
Hanks denzel has lost height 1-2cm zone
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 11/Mar/13
5'10.5", 179cm for Washington. I think the current 182cm listing was his peak height. Nowadays I think he's 179 at the absolute MAX. Morgan Freeman had several inches on him and he was also a lot shorter than legit 6' Chris Pine.
Dmeyer said on 16/Feb/13
Strong 182cm fits him today peak 183-183.5cm
Balrog said on 14/Feb/13
Rob, you really think he looks 6'0.25'' with Chris Pine? Chris has footwear advantage but still the difference between those two can't be just .25''

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Lo sgozzatore said on 11/Feb/13
He really looks around 6', maybe 182 but i doubt he's any less than that
TG said on 9/Feb/13
Being a 6' tall guy, Denzel appears to be right at about my height. I'll see him in movies and notice that he is between 5'11 to 5'11&1/2. Just by comparing him to other actors & taking into account actors placement & Hollywood tricks, I am pretty certain that's how he stands. A GREAT actor! Doubt he wears lifts like Sly, Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr...
Silent d said on 4/Feb/13
James said on 1/Feb/13
near hugh jackman
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mike 181cm said on 6/Jan/13
184 prime 182 today
Joey said on 18/Dec/12
classic 5'11 guy..maybe a tad taller (181cm) in his prime
bodwaya said on 18/Dec/12
someone post pictures of dean caine and denzel prove their r the same height
juju said on 17/Dec/12
5 foot 11. shorter than legit 6-0 chris pine who i think is a strong 6 footer.
WalkingTall 6ft 3.25in said on 17/Dec/12
Yeeah,184 cm is his peak height,nowadays in the evening he might be dipping below 6 feet,during the day a solid 183 cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/12
I think 6ft flat is closer today. 0.5-0.75in more in his prime
runt said on 12/Dec/12
Nobody is standing up straight, but with 6'3" listed Terrell Owens and 6'4" listed Gary Payton, he looks as listed or a little above considering that eye level to mouth level is 3".

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bodwaya said on 5/Dec/12
then ftw dean caine is also 6 foot since they r eye level either that or rob should upgrade caine height or down grade denzles
FTW said on 30/Nov/12
Denzel is one of the only celebs who doesn't inflate their heights drastically. I'm a hair north of 6'2 in the afternoon, and he was about 2" shorter.
MaskDeMasque said on 17/Nov/12
Looked the same height as Val Kilmer in Deja Vu. Strong 5'11.
bodwaya said on 14/Nov/12
182cms is 5 foot 11 .Denzel was 2 inches taller then 5 foot 10 ethan hawke. I use to think he was 6 foot but that dean caine picture says other i said unless dean caine is truly 6 foot.cuase dean caine and denzel r eye ever hanks is truly 6 foot. he dosent wear lifts he holds hs own well.he had 2 inches on 5 foot 10 jude law. hanks is true 6 foot
James said on 12/Nov/12
182cm like tom hanks
bodwaya said on 10/Nov/12
in my other threads i said he was 6 foot but after looking at his pic with dean caine i am doubting it now.unless dean caine is actualy 6 foot and not 5 foot 11ke he was listed
jtm said on 9/Nov/12
that is correct bodwaya. denzel is not 6'0 and he was never that tall.
bodwaya said on 9/Nov/12
there r the same height if caine is not a 6 footer neither is denzel
James said on 7/Nov/12
Yes 5'11 these days
Ada said on 24/Oct/12
Was on Jay Leno 23/10: only sligthly taller than Leno, but was was slouching alot 1-1½ inch taller would be 182-184cm.
Spencer said on 13/Oct/12
He isn't less than 183. No way
Silent d said on 7/Oct/12
182cm. In book of eli he looked 182cm.
Candyman said on 29/Sep/12
No lifts, he just slouches around shorter people obviously. You only see his true height when he is around taller actors.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/12
Looks about 6ft1 opposite 6ft2.5-3 Liev Schreiber and 6ft2-2.5 Jon Voight in The Manchurian Candidate. He stacks up well against the taller guys. I think a peak of 6ft0.5(184cm) and now a solid 6ft. He might have dropped a tiny bit.
bodwaya said on 12/Sep/12
he had 2 inches on 5 foot 10 ethan hawke in training day 6 foot
Chameleon said on 5/Sep/12
5'11 max
matt678 said on 28/Aug/12
next to ryan reynolds he looks 5ft 11.5
Dmeyer said on 25/Aug/12
Near enaugh 6 ft now , look about 182cm today , CAN look near 5'11 flat when he wears 0.6-0.7 in trainers , peak 6'0.25 now 5'11.75 ,0.5 in loss at Late 50s is typical , when in good posture and normal angle hé handle himself good near 6'3 shoes on reinolds while hé has converse type , a 5 ft 11 flat couldnt do that
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Aug/12
Looks no more than 1.5-2in shorter than Ryan Reynolds
in Safe House. So 184cm is right for Denzel Washington.
Probably a solid 185cm first thing in the morning.
Hob said on 6/Aug/12
listing up here was like giving him in shoe. he does't look over 181cm at all. also he never lost height. still 5'11 range.
Dmeyer said on 5/Aug/12
Peak 6'0-6'0.25 evening height nothing less today 5'11.5
Chameleon said on 5/Aug/12
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look I took this screenshot, its manyy years ago during 70s show where Bruce was still at 'peak' and even with his wig on he still looks 5'10 max with Kutcher. Denzel has never seen 6'0 he is 180cm max.
Alex said on 4/Aug/12
I can see 5'10 now but this was back in the 90s where he would have been at his peak which could very well be 5'11. Denzel at 5'11 seems a bit too low but telling 5'11 from 6'0 on TV isn't easy to begin with.
Chameleon said on 4/Aug/12
Well either Denzel had lifts on or Bruce is 5'10 he looks it with Kutcher and alan rickmand.. Denzel is a 180 guy.
Alex said on 2/Aug/12
In the Siege he was a little taller than 5'11 peak Bruce Willis. 6'0 peak for Washington looks right
the shredder said on 2/Aug/12
Rob , next to ryan reynolds he looks 6'0 tops maybe even shorter
Chameleon said on 31/Jul/12
He's 180 MAX, he looks under 6'0 with both Freeman and Chris Pine.
Dmeyer said on 29/Jul/12
I doubt he lost more than 1cm if so , Max 1cm taller than today at peak peak 6 ft 0-0.25 now 5'11.5-11.75
BigT said on 25/Jul/12
He´s 180 flat today, was probably a good 6-footer in his prime.
Craig said on 13/Jun/12
How wrong can a bunch of people be... He's 6.3 or at least was in his peak. 2/3 inches taller than Bruce willis
dmeyer said on 14/Feb/12
rob looking at pics of him and 6 ft 2 reinolds when on same ground denzel looks no more than 2 in smaller , so denzel is steel 6 ft , also denzel had a converse type than could give 0.6-0.7 in defenetly not 1 inch and reinolds had a boots with a small heel similar to eartkeeper 0.8-0.9 in type , so at worst denzel has a 0.2-0.3 in less shoes he yet looks about 6 ft maybe 6 ft 0.25 , but 6 ft is more relistic for today , there are pics were he can look close to 3 in shorter than reinolds but reinolds has a bit more shoes and slight higher ground , in most shoes with ryan he looks 183-184cm , so he didnt lost height or max 0.5-1cm
Theenforcer22 said on 12/Feb/12
Looks about 6 ft 1/4
Hi said on 10/Feb/12
He was on Jay Leno tonight and looked the same height as Leno.
Anon said on 8/Feb/12
Just saw Letterman show tonite...Denzel looked a solid 6 footer plus guy easy!
jtm said on 6/Feb/12
washington was closer to the camera in most of the pictures.
pataan19 said on 6/Feb/12
The photos of him and Ryan Reynolds on google show him as a solid 6 feet, even though Reynolds is wearing dress shoes and he isn't.
Silent d said on 5/Feb/12
tellem said on 30/Jan/12
he looked under 6'0" next to chris pine.
Sean73 said on 16/Jan/12
181cm for him.Plus it is not easy to guess his height because of his roller coaster diet.
jake, 1.82 m/ 1.83 m said on 13/Jan/12
He isn't shorter than 5" 11.75 (182 cm) and is likely still a solid 6" 0 (1.83 m).
FACE said on 13/Jan/12
I think he WAS 6ft(183cm) peak. Now a weak 5'11(180cm)if not 179cm.
steven said on 8/Jan/12
yeah he is 178-179 he is 3cm or more shorter than 5'11.75-6'0 chris pine.
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 8/Jan/12
He's 5'10" (178cm) flat. Several inches shorter than Freeman. 5'10.5" (179cm) is the absolute MAX I could buy for Washington.
Attila _194cm. said on 5/Jan/12
Maybe 184 with shoes.I think he is no more 182.
Chameleon said on 23/Dec/11
Nah, Morgan Freeman has 3' on him, he's 180 range.
Dmeyer said on 19/Dec/11
The 6'1 claim might in shoes or out of bed peak or hé measured a bit over 6' and rounded up
fuckeinstein said on 10/Dec/11
wtf =)) he is 5'11 maximum
dmeyer said on 5/Dec/11
in john q he look 5 ft 11.5-11.75 trough out the whole movie , he looks not more than 3-3.25 in over 5 ft 8.25-8.5 in duvall , he has the presence of a 6 ft 1 guy , but raughly looks 6 ft a guy in shape like denzel shouldnt drop more than 0.5-1cm by now so 183cm peak 182cm now
Dmeyer said on 4/Dec/11
If you watch John q denzel looks ní´ more than 2.75-3.25 in taller than 174cm duvall who i met denzel looks similar height to mine near duvall hé also looks 1-1.5 in over 5'10.5 Woods so about 5'11.75 , so 182cm by John q hé was Late 40s hé maybe lost 0.25 in then so ní´ more than 5'11.75-6 ft peak now 5'11.5 peak hé CAN look anywere 5'11.75-6'0.25 , in training day hé also looked 182cm Hé also looks a full in under 185cm Reeves possibly strong 6 ft peak like 183 dinner Late 40s 182cm now about same
Spencer said on 25/Nov/11
I think he is 6 even
Chameleon said on 21/Nov/11
180 is a fair estimate, he certainly isnt 6'1 range
Silent d said on 20/Nov/11
He always looked 182cm to me. 6 foot 1 is a little too tall for him. 180cm is way to low. Anything below 180cm is outrageous!
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m said on 20/Nov/11
He's 6ft 0 flat.
jtm said on 19/Nov/11
6'1 is a joke.
Chameleon said on 18/Nov/11
Morgan FReeman had also over 2 inches on him

Denzel is a 5'11 man.
Physics Enemy said on 16/Nov/11
He's under 5' 11". 5' 10.75" is bang on the money.
Physics Enemy said on 12/Nov/11
Chris Pine is 5' 11.75" or 6' MAX, he claimed 6' for himself, so he's not 6' 0.5". Denzel was a solid inch shorter, so he's 5' 10.75" or 5' 11" MAX.
dmeyer said on 9/Nov/11
if you look well to the shot with keanu he could just 1 in shorter also keanu might have 0.25 more footwear so 6 ft , denzel can look 5 ft 11.5 with pine but hold his own with 187-88cm clive owen and 188cm reynolds , so about 6 ft now 6 ft 0.25-0.5 in peak he does look taller than 6 ft peak tom hanks who has good posture
avi said on 8/Nov/11
Yes Rob he is not even 6'0 because next to Keanu Reeves he is like 1.25-1.5 inch shorter. o'd say 5'11.75-6'0 flat. no more. He could be even 5'11.5.
LAN Jiao said on 8/Nov/11
wonder why denzel look 3-4cm shorter than 6'0.5 chris pine and listed same as pine..
Danimal said on 1/Nov/11
patrick j. cifelli sr. says on 1/Nov/11
Denel. Washington height is ? Height not 5,'11 inches tall!!! I work with him on a movie as a security guard, I stand at 5'10" tall w/o shoes, and he was at least 6'4"!!!!! Donot judge actors by comparing other actors with them. For instance. Milan. 5'4" tall on her Bio., but too look at her standing next too Densely she looked as tall as me in the movie, The Book of Elias she comes up too his shoulders!! That's not possible, not even close!!!

Oh brother....
ANDREA[ITA] said on 1/Nov/11
Aha 6'4 for denzel? All right!
dmeyer said on 1/Nov/11
he realy looks taller than tom hanks i most shots they have together i use to think hewas no more than 183cm peak but 184cm is very likely on the other hand he raughly look taller than 5 ft 11 now
sanosuke said on 29/Oct/11
LAN Jiao said on 26/Oct/11
denzel is 180cm. 180cm is tall as a leading men in acting..
LAN Jiao said on 16/Oct/11
Denzel Washington very great actor he is tall... but his not 6'0.5 or more , i can say for hundredof times he is 5'11tall only. Chris pine is obviously 3-4cm top on denzel.
tell-em said on 14/Oct/11
freeman had inches on him in "GLORY". freeman was a genuine 6'2" man at his peak.
LAN Jiao said on 14/Oct/11
I don think 182cm for denzel. He was about 4cm shorter than chris pine 6'0.5,so my estimate! denzel is max 5'11.1
Jake said on 13/Oct/11
What most of you fail to realize is that movie "characters" may be a different height than actors. It's simple and effective to alter an actor's height to fit his or her role. All height assumptions based on what an actor looked like in a movie should be discredited.
Chameleon said on 13/Oct/11
Which again puts Denzel at 182cm at the very most, as people posted Freeman had also 3inches on him.......
tell-em said on 12/Oct/11
yea there was dmeyer, how about the scene when denzel arrives on the train and is standing face to face w/ john. travolta was taller. what movie are u watching?
Dmeyer said on 11/Oct/11
In pelham 123 there was ní´ scí¨nes were John and denzel were on exact dame floor
tell-em said on 4/Oct/11
keanu reeves is 6'0". his mugshot had him at that height. denzel is a 5'11" man.
Todd said on 3/Oct/11
Looks really short next to Keanu
James said on 16/Sep/11
i am suprised this guy has lost a bit off premature height already. i think he was 6'0.75 or 6'1 (185cm) in Philidelphia and when you see pics off him with tom hanks he looked virtually around 185cm. 10 years ago with ethan hawke about 6'0.25 or 6'0.5

But yeah i'd pin him at 6'0.75 (185cm). He was a tallish guy but he was never a 'strong' tall man.

In 1993
6'1.25 (186cm) Out off bed
6'1.25 (186cm) early morning
6'1 (185cm) Mid Morning
6'1 (185cm) lunchtime
6'0.75 (185cm) Afternoon
6'0.75 (185cm) evening

In 2011
6'0 (183cm) out off bed
6'0 (183cm) early morning
5'11.75 (182cm) mid morning
5'11.75 (182cm) Lunchtime
5'11.5 (182cm) afternoon
5'11.5 evening

He's lost more than average for his age like samuel l jackson. maybe it has someting too do with his ethnic background???????
Mr Democrat said on 3/Sep/11
Denzel is 5'11.5 max. Possibly in his youth he was near 6'1, although I believe 6'3/4 (185cm) or even 6'1/2 (184cm) to be the peak.
carnegie said on 24/Aug/11
hes a tall guy 6ft its perfect
leni said on 23/Aug/11
mr reeves is not 185cm looks more 183cm
barefoot 181cm
James said on 16/Aug/11
well i think if keanu reeves is between 6'0-6'1 then Denzel looked not over 181cm next too him.
radik said on 15/Aug/11
ill say denzel 5ft11 travolta 5ft11.5 and reeves im not sure if he is a solid 6ft1
dmeyer said on 14/Aug/11
there was no scene in the movie were you could realy compare denzel to john
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Aug/11
Alex, I think John Travolta looked an inch taller than Denzel Washingston in that movie but he wore boots. If Denzel is roughly 184cm, then Travolta looked 187cm with those shoes.
James said on 10/Aug/11
Well if Reeves is 185cm then Denzel looks no taller than 5'11.75 182cm next too him. If Reeves is 184cm like Mr.R saw him at then Denzel looks 181cm.
jtm said on 9/Aug/11
reeves is not 6'1.

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