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5ft 9.51in (176.5cm)
maximus meridius said on 6/Nov/10
no way he is 5ft 10 1/2in i thought he was taller than that at least 6ft.
George said on 27/Oct/10
@Ano: your name means anus in italian, that explains everything. 5'8 is ridiculous like you name is. Use your brain.
Shane said on 27/Jun/09
Star Wars databank has his character (Obi-Wan Kenobi) as 1.79m or 5'10.5"
Rob G said on 24/Jun/09
Actually Obi-Wan was supposed to be 179 cm, but still it is 6 cm difference like 2,25"
Joe said on 19/Jun/09
Well for the character height,. anakin was supposed to be 185cm and obiwan 175cm. theres alot of tricks wit ha Cemra you can do.
Daniel said on 3/Jun/09
Now that Glenn is Banned I fell free to say that in my opinion McGregor is no more than 1.75m (5'9'') peak.
tim said on 3/Jun/09
if farrell is 5'10 then macgregor is 5'7. i saw on behind the scenes pictures of casandras dream and farrell was far taller. personally i reckon farrell is 5'10.5 so ewan is around 5'7.5-5'8.
Jimbo said on 6/May/09
Ewan looks in the 174-175cm around 5'9 range and no more,and I think Hayden Christensen is in the 180-181cm range a solid 5'11 or so.
Anonymous said on 6/May/09
Ewan looks in the 174-175cm around 5'9 range and no more,and I think Hayden Christensen is in the 180-181cm range a solid 5'11 or so.
Scata said on 16/Apr/09
Okay I have a question, if he's 5'9.5 then why does Hayden Christensen (6'0) seem to tower over him in Star Wars?
Anonymous said on 14/Apr/09
He looked tall in Trainspotting, but I guess that's because he was very, very skinny then.
Doug said on 2/Apr/09
Mmm he looked very average in the Boorman documentaries. He isn't short per se but sometimes appears to be. I think it very likely he is between 5'9" and 5'10", Definately not above 5'10". I had thought Boorman to be around 5'8", surprised he is a 5'7"er. He looks to me 5'9" ish exactly as Glenn described him.
bam said on 19/Mar/09
there was over 2 inches between him and hayden c, like 2.5 inches.
Anonymous 2 said on 13/Mar/09
Visibly shorter than Hayden in Episodes II + III, while 6'4" Liam Neeson towered over him in Episode I. 5'10"-ish seems pretty accurate.
Rob G said on 24/Feb/09
In my opinion 5'10.5" out of bed is a bit to high for Ewan, although I can buy 5'10" any time. In any case he is little under 5'10" midday, maybe 5'9.5" like Rob has him here. Btw I saw in Star Wars 2,5, max 3 inches between him and Hayden, camera tricks made it seem a little more though.
glenn said on 10/Feb/09
thank you anonymous.i too thought he was 5-9ish for years.but that was his posture.he is 5-10.5 out of bed.
Anonymous said on 10/Feb/09
Oh hell naw he's at least 5"11,in moulin rouge he was only about an inch shorter than nicole Kidman when shes wearing heels.
Anonymous said on 2/Feb/09
If Hayden C is 6' 0" as he says, I think 5ft 9.5in is dead on for Ewan.
linebacker40 said on 17/Jan/09
5'9"-5'10" range for Ewan.
RisingForce said on 14/Jan/09
I'm just under 5'8" so 5'8" can be a little too tall for me but I'd take a 5'8"-5'9" woman anyday over a 5'0"-5'2" woman.
RisingForce said on 13/Jan/09
Longoria's comment is ridiculous. I hate when women that short call average height men short. Longoria can't call any guy over 5'5" short, she's barely 5'0"! I agree with Leung and Glenn that Eva is overrated. I personally like women atleast close to 5'4", but usually in the 5'4"-5'5" range. I'm about 5'8" so even though I'm not that tall, girls under 5'2" look like little kids at times.
IMRIGHT said on 19/Dec/08
Neon Genesis said on 8/Dec/08
He is nowhere near 5' 10" (1.78 m), even in shoes I doubt he goes over 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Daii said on 6/Dec/08
I think he is no more than 177 cm tall, 5'9 guy
Vibram said on 2/Dec/08
With 5ft7.25 / 5ft7.5 Charlie Boorman: Click Here Charlie said "i'm 5ft7 and a fag-end and 14 stone" and he's not the type to lie. Look at his shoes, they're battered, low-cut trainers giving no more than 1". If he (Boorman) had height insecurities he'd choose bigger shoes. McGregor, clearly the more height-conscious man is wearing 2" chunky biker boots, has a slight lean but looks around 2.5" more than Boorman. If we deduct 1" from Ewan's beefed footwear so he becomes near equal to Boorman's footwear, Ewan becomes 1.5 taller than Boorman and that's being generous as Boorman's trainers might only give 0.75". This indicates that McGregor is a flat 5ft9 at best; 5ft8.75 more likely.
Rob G said on 28/Nov/08
Hey Rob if Hayden is down from 6'0.5' to 6'0" maybe you take another look at Evan's height ;-)
Anonymous said on 28/Oct/08
was shorter than 5 ft 10 colin farrell in cassandra's dream
Ange said on 19/Oct/08
This seems bang on and one of the reasons why I didn't think Bale was very tall. He didn't really "beat" McGregor in "Velvet Goldmine", though I haven't watched it in some time and I can't remember the kind of footwear McGregor wore in their scenes together.

That said, another man who does average height proud and sexy.

Also, I'm a shortie and I can gauge heights pretty well. I know where I should come up to a person depending on their heights.
Nick said on 16/Sep/08
anyone who says things like "he is definitely 5'10 because he looked it in such and such movie with such and such actor" has no validity to their claim. Ewan can be standing on a box next to another actor for face shots. One can manipulate height so much on movies. Only real life evidence or past height logs (shorter or taller) are legit
Will said on 14/Sep/08
Saw him in my home town and he was a good couple of inches shorter than me, and I'm 6'ft
Imiliano said on 8/Sep/08
I would put my money on him being in the 5'10 region. In long way round and long way down he consistently looks taller than Charlie Boorman - who is listed as 5'9 - although I reckon he could be 5'8.5 yet he doesn't look small as he is well-built. In any case, I don't think he is anything less than 5'9.5. He seems so down to earth on tv I can't imagine height ever crosses his mind!
MD said on 18/Aug/08
If he is indeed this tall, than Jay Leno would be 6'0".
Anonymous said on 18/Aug/08
have u seen the 2002 mtv movie awards where he comes on stage with natalie portman which he seems 5'9 next 2...then kidman wins her award and as she is walking up on stage with im sure 2-3 inch heels completely dwarfs mcgregor. I also was watchin episode 1 again and the scenes where you see neeson and mcgregor together standing in full frame mcgregor looks 5'9
dits said on 1/Aug/08
i think he's definitely 5'10.i saw cassandra's dream sometime ago and he definitely had that height difference with ben affleck.the 6 foot claims are ridiculous.

lmeister: i've seen a listing for colin farrell at 6'2 lol.
Margherita said on 1/Aug/08
That happens loads Lmeister. Hollywood sell narcisicm (sp?).
Lmeister said on 1/Aug/08
Ewan was upgraded 2 inches after he left to Hollywood. He was always listed 5ft8.5 before going to Hollywood. The same thing goes for Colin Farrell 5ft9 in Europe and now 5ft10 - 5ft11 listings...
Margherita said on 13/Jul/08
McGregor is 5'9. He and Jonny Miller are the 2 male celebs I have seen most. I also saw McGregor with George Lucas who was about an inch shorter excluding his huge hair.
Louise Scollen said on 11/Jun/08
5"9/5"10 or 6", how cares, he is still the most gorgeous man god put breath into :-)
glenn said on 6/Jun/08
thanks ant.i could understand what you mean about your friends.i see my 5-10,5-11 friends at 5-9 most of the time,due to posture,weight,build etc.
Ant said on 5/Jun/08
Glenn is spot on, 5-9 to 5-11 is tricky to gauge, posture, footwear and general build all play a part. I am 5ft 10 barefoot. I dont stand up straight and often get referred to as being short by taller friends. yet I have pictures of me stood next the same friends and they look no taller, in some cases shorter. Probably the reason why average size celebs get the majority of the attention on this site. Ewan is average height just under 6ft, in his last tv show he didn't look small against his rather large motorbike. Oh and Eva is beautiful whatever height she is (sorry all Eva haters) and so is Kylie Minogue for the record, not related but a fact none the less.
Nik said on 25/May/08
He's probably pretty close to 5-9.5. In Star Wars he looked 2-3 inches shorter than hayden Christensen and about 5 inches shorter than Samuel L. Jackson. So 5-9.5 is pretty good.
glenn said on 1/May/08
the point is,men ewans height,such stallone,colin farrell,jackie chan,etc,are the most argued upon celebs.5-10ish,5-11 men can look 5-9.and even claimed 5-8.tricky height to gauge.the most tricky of all height ranges.would you agree rob? besides say 6-8 to 6-10.that doesnt count cause it isnt common.
C. said on 1/May/08
I'm around his same height and I wouldn't call him a "little short" because quite frankly, he isn't, as he's right around average. And if he really is 5'10 1/2", then I have no idea how that would be short at all, as there are plenty of Hollywood men at that height.

The comment itself is quite insulting as she said he was gorgeous even if he was a "little short". She's barely 5' tall (and it's possible that she may be less than that) so I can't see how he would look short to her, given that he's nearly a foot taller. I'm also not a fan of hers, but I think she's quite attractive, albeit overrated. Yet, her comment kind of rubbed me the wrong way. And I'm a girl.
Viper said on 30/Apr/08
He should look tallish to her at her vantage point.
glenn said on 29/Apr/08
he is 5-10.5.and the hell with eva.she isnt even pretty to me.
Mella said on 29/Apr/08
Why you picking on Eva Longoria? Being a short person doesn't mean you can't judge on other peoples heights especially when they are "short" or "not so tall"...thats what she meant.....she thought he'd be taller but he seemed to her a little short...and I'm sure that Eva Longoria like all short people can tell clos to exactly whether somebody is short, average or the way I'm no fan of hers, I think Ewan is hot and his heights does not matter since he has a good size ;-)
Sofie said on 25/Apr/08
No he is'nt. He is not 1.77. Do you have seen Moulin Rouge? He is taller than Nicole Kidman who is 1.79, and she has heigh heels on.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cheeseburger said on 22/Apr/08
i met him a little while ago and im 5ft10 he was a tiny bit shorter than me.. so yea i reckon 5ft9.5 is accurate
Viper said on 18/Apr/08
The guy is almost a foot taller than Eva Longoria.
C. said on 16/Apr/08
I find it ironic that Eva Longoria commented that Evan was a "little short". Actually, I find it ridiculous. I think I have lost some respect for her just after reading that comment.

If he stood closer, he might be 5'10", but I can't really see anything over 5'9". But then again, his posture isn't the best...
Laura said on 11/Apr/08
I met him just 2months ago and got a pic and im 5'4 and even after he bent down a bit, which you can clearly tell by the pic, he was at least like 4" taller then yeah he's at least abt 5"9 i'd say
glenn said on 9/Apr/08
yeah,but that slouch and look at his 2001 i was naive.i didnt factor posture.he seemed 5-9.5.but that was with a slouch.
Jae said on 6/Apr/08
He looks around the same height as Colin Farrell, so he should be 5'10, around. With heels on shoes, he may be 5-11 ish.
GSP said on 5/Apr/08
Inspecting the pic he is actually almost exactly 1 inch over glenn. Yeah he could be 5'10---5'10 probably...morning height.
Charliemoto said on 3/Apr/08
actually 5'9.5 is very accurate.
Fisher said on 2/Apr/08
Well Glenn's right hes definitely not 5'9.5. He does looks mighty close to 5'10.5. Look at his shoulders! Plus imagine him straightening up.
leonari said on 2/Apr/08
clearly a strong 5'10" guy. He looks it in every movie. Not tall-not short. Just a regular fella. Great height to be. With lose posture you can come across as a bit shortish but rather average , with the right shoes and strong posture getting in the "slightly tallish" department.(Bratt Pitt is the perfect example for that)
glenn said on 2/Apr/08
he is 5-10.5.i never accounted his posture.
sven said on 2/Apr/08
no way he is only 5-8 or 5-9.look the shoulder and glenn is closer to the camera.
for me ewan is 5-9.5 or 5-10 at morning
Ian said on 2/Apr/08
Looks that height 5ft9.5 maybe 5ft10. Glenn's head is titled up and Ewan is looking down, So I won't go by the eye level but by the top of head.
Anonymous said on 2/Apr/08
Looks between 5'8 to 5'9 max
David said on 2/Apr/08
He doesnt look more than 5'9" to me, and perhaps hes closer to the 5'8" range.
glenn said on 23/Mar/08
but i believe 5-10.5 now.i didnt in the past cause i never factored posture.
Adam Brennon said on 22/Mar/08
In any case I think both 5' 8" and 5' 11" can both be ruled out.
Adam Brennon said on 21/Mar/08
In the Phantom Menace it was difficult to tell if he's 5' 9" or 10" as Neeson would tower regardless. He did however seem to edge Ray Park who's 5' 8" or 9" I believe. I think Ewan's 5' 10".
Maxwell Demon said on 12/Mar/08
WTF ? eva longoria had the guts to say ewan's short ? she's like 4 ft tall !!
Anna said on 12/Mar/08
mofo: you think Ewan is ugly...I disagree. Regardless of his height he is one of the sexiest men alive. And I usually only like men who are over 190 cm. Scots are just unbelievebly manly and charming. There has to be something in their water...
Mook said on 7/Mar/08
5'9 is not really NOT short. Its the average height of the American male. The average height used to be 5'8 about 50 years ago. The average height for women is 5'4. Which makes sense. 5 inches difference between the average male and female. I guess theres a myth that the average man is 6 ft tall. I'm about 5'10 and I tower over a lot of women and then there are some women who are as tall as me, but rarely taller.
Leung said on 27/Feb/08
Yeah you guys are right. I consider Ewan McGregor within the average height range for a male. Eva Longoria is clearly well below average female height, she is often referred to as petite which in layman
leonari said on 27/Feb/08
Y: THANK YOU! Finally somebody has the bally to say the truth!! These tiny chicks are incredible. Almost everybody -even a short guy at let's say 5'6" TOWERS her. Ewan is almost 5'10"!!! So he is like 9-10 inches taller!! She is the one with a problem apparently...
Y said on 27/Feb/08
I personally think it takes some nerve for a little shrimp like Eva Longoria to comment on McGregor's height. I swear...the double standards that some women have! Yeah, guys come in all different sizes just like girls do, SHORTY! Girls, if an average-sized guy is more than 5 inches taller than you are, YOU'RE THE SHORT ONE!
Antron said on 21/Feb/08
5'10 or close to it. Anything below 5'9" is not realistic. He never looks short, just never tall.
mofo said on 19/Feb/08
lol this guy is seriously ugly and they say tom cruise is ugly yeah right sure!
Judging by shoulder and the fact glenn closer to camera I say 5ft9!
Anonymous said on 9/Dec/07
I stood right next to him and there's no way he's 5'9". I'm 5'7" and he was at the most an inch taller, and probably my same height. I put his height at between 5'7" - 5'8". He was wearing Chuck Taylors, so those shoes would not give him any extra height like if he were wearing boots or thick-soled shoes.
Anonymous said on 16/Nov/07
I mean this in the nicest possible way but how is he considered "gorgeous"? He looks really frail and pale like he just came out of rehab.. I just dont see it. Maybe its his personality or something.. lol
Anonymous said on 16/Nov/07

1) His eyes are lower than glenn. Head about the same.
2) Glenn walks around at 5'7.5 (5'8 morning)
3) I cannot see him losing more than 1 inch due to bad posture.

So assuming he is slouching Adding 1 inch for bad posture that would make him 5'7.5 + 1" = 5'8.5...Maybe 5'9.

Just my take but perhaps the pic is just deceiving???
glenn said on 15/Nov/07
if he stood straighter in my pic he would be the 5-10.5 he claims.i also thought 5-9.5.never occured to me about posture.
Anonymous said on 15/Nov/07
most europeans don't lie about height but i think you are right on at 5-9.5 as max. he just doesn't look 5-10
Adeli said on 10/Nov/07
At least 2 inches on Glenn..
BArsak said on 16/Aug/07
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OutBenchThis said on 20/Jun/07
From the photo with Hugh Jackman, Ewan looks like a genuine 5'10" guy.
gabriel said on 17/Jun/07
Him and Ken Branagh resemble eachother a lot and im willing to bet they are the same exact height he is 5 9 point 5
Melvin said on 4/Jun/07
I can't remember the name of the last MacGregor movie I watched. It was the banking scandal one. He was 5ft 9ish. Could be close to 5ft 10in.
glenn said on 3/Jun/07
he could be the 5-10.5 he claims.but has a way to look short at times like stallone.5-10 guys are tricky.he seemed 5-9ish to me,but i never thought posture.this is 2001.i learned alot from this site too.
bam said on 1/Jun/07
he is 5'10ish. He looks short in the pic above because of his huge slouch, and
narrow frame.
adrian said on 31/May/07
he's easily 5'10, can't tell what footwear he's got on in the pic above or whether there's a slope or not
16and5'7.25'' said on 31/May/07
stalker how can u tell a difference of 0.5? also he looks around glenn's height
snrub said on 7/May/07
He hasn't looked tall in his films, but not short either. Judging purely from Big Fish I'd agree with the listing here
Del Mar said on 26/Apr/07
5-9 on the spot, I believe
Stalker said on 24/Apr/07
Glenn , he's taller than you about 0.5 inch. May be he's 174 cm. , because in Star Wars III he's shorter than Christensen (6'1'') about 10 cm. That's sure for him If I say 5'9''.
Anonymous said on 22/Apr/07
I have a hard time believing Daniel Craig is only an inch and a half taller than me (I'm 5'8). He looks like he's in the 5'11 range.
hilary said on 1/Apr/07
'I quess he wore lifts in Moulin Rouge. Maybe everybody does when they do scenes with Kidman'

yes, there are a few breif moments in the film where you can see the heels on his shoes, and they are wuite tall for a man, but nicole kidman is quite tall.
Jed said on 21/Jan/07
Yeah, Colin seems to slouch a lot. He would be taller than Ewan
Ed said on 8/Dec/06
In the most recent GQ British Issue, Daniel Craig is on the cover, and in the interview inside he comments on the spectulation regarding the decision made by the MGM studios to choose him over Mcgregor. He comments on the rumour that the reason they chose him over Ewan was that he was 2 inches taller, which he disputes claiming he had met Ewan and they were the same exact height. Maybe this is Craig's admmittance that he is shorter than he's reported. So it's 5ft9.5 barefoot for him and Ewan,and 5ft10.5 to 5ft11 depending on the footwear for both these great actors.
sleuth said on 2/Dec/06
I quess he wore lifts in Moulin Rouge. Maybe everybody does when they do scenes with Kidman
Matt said on 15/Nov/06
Ewan is a well-proportioned guy. And kudos to him, he is content to wear sneakers and not go for the blantant "Damon pose" when he is being snapped.

He does look a very slight guy. He was dwarfed by 6'2" Jonathan Ross, and I'd put him at a very solid 5'9.5".
anonymous2 said on 14/Nov/06
Sighting from, Nov 10th, 2006 @ 6pm: "He is absolutely stunning, short but so sexy."
sam said on 10/Nov/06
I agree with Citizen on this one; Ewan: 5'9"-5'10" (not less).
Glenn said on 10/Nov/06
You got me convinced Citizen.
Citizen said on 9/Nov/06
-Bleemo - you may be right. *sigh* oh well. I guess I didn't consider angles much.

-MD - jeez, what's it to you? I knew I was posting a lot of pictures and all, and said (or at least implied) as much. But like I said, I'm done. Sue me. Why ya gotta be a hater?
MD said on 8/Nov/06
I lost track of this page long time ago. Talk about overkill.
Padraig said on 7/Nov/06
Just watched The Island dvd. I'm sitting here watching a scene where he's near Ethan Phillips. I've got a photo on my hard drive of Roberto standing with Ethan.

I'm thinking, whilst far from conclusive, McGregor appeared taller beside Ethan than the Editor does.

Conclusion? None really, just a small observation :=)
Glenn said on 6/Nov/06
No.sorry if I came accross that way.I can see how it did.but I wanted to state those ranges in height.
Citizen said on 6/Nov/06
Glenn - I hope you didn't take that 'heresay eyewitness account' comment as any kind of dig or anything. I truly wasn't thinking of you when I wrote it.
Glenn said on 6/Nov/06
Here is heresay from me.Ewan is between 5-9.5 and 5-10.5.Roth is between 5-7 and 5-8.
Citizen said on 4/Nov/06
Sorry for yet another extra-long post, but:

MD said: "I think this proves that there is no way that Alex is his listed 5'10.5", because Ewan is not even 5'10" from all over the other evidence posted here."

No, nothing written/shown here proves anything. I think I've provided some pretty strong evidence that McGregor is about 5' 10", but I've never tried to suggest that any of it proves anything. Because it doesn't, anymore than anyone else's pictures prove that he's only 5' 7", 5' 8", 5' 9", or what-have-you.

There are just so many factors to consider.

For instance, how straight are any two or more people standing in the pictures where we are comparing their heights?

I tested myself to see how much height I could lose if I slouched without doing any overt bending or anything. I didn't do any exact measurements, but I easily lost between 3.5 - 4 inches (!) just from slouching. I was surprised it was that much, but it just goes to show that if people aren't standing up perfectly straight, it's difficult if not impossible to tell their height within 1-2, or even 3-4 inches.

--Apply this to, say, your picture of McGregor and Tim Roth.

In that picture, it looks like Roth is standing up straight, but McGregor is not.

His knees look bent, he is definitely bent at the hip, his shoulders look like they may be slouching (which is an indication that his spine may not be straight either), and his head looks like it could be dipped down to some degree.

Do I think this proves that McGregor would stretch out to 3 or so inches taller than Roth when he stands straight? No. But do I think it's strong enough evidence that he could stretch out to be that much taller than Roth? You bet I do. He only needs to raise himself about 2 more inches to achieve that.

Another consideration- When we compare any two persons' heights, even if they're standing straight and barefoot and perfectly side-by-side, we have to know the exact height of one of the persons, with certainty, before we can think that it proves anything.
Considering that the heights of most celebrities on this site are in dispute, it seems to me there is just no way to be absolutely certain about any of this.

Throw in the fact that in any given picture somebody may be wearing lifts (obvious ones or not). And that many of the photos linked to here don't show people below the waist, meaning you not only can't see their footware but also not their stance or if anyone is standing on anything.
And heresay eyewitness accounts should be always be taken with a grain of salt I think. Some people may be good at gauging another's height when meeting them, but some others are definitely not.

At any rate, if I were a lawyer out to provide reasonable doubt about the supposed proof of any of the evidence given here, I'm sure I probably could.
For instance, the Scarlet Johannson photos - McGregor isn't standing straight in the pictures with her (I've looked through a lot of the photos from that event and he's hardly standing straight in any of them. He always seems to be bent at the hip), and she's actually wearing pretty tall heels (I could provide a photo to show this if anyone wants, but I'm tired of posting photos at this moment :)). Her heels could easily be 4 inchers, even more.
Or take the photo way down below with Djimon Housou. He appears I guess about 7 inches taller than McGregor there, and if he is the 6' 5" he apparently has said he is, than that fits. But he is nowhere near that much taller than McGregor in the photos from 'The Island' premiere.
etc, etc...
MD said on 3/Nov/06
I think this proves that there is no way that Alex is his listed 5'10.5", because Ewan is not even 5'10" from all over the other evidence posted here.
MD said on 3/Nov/06
Citizen, your pics weren't working when I wrote that. That is VERY strange. Pettyfer must have been in some massive lifts in the pics I posted, huh?
Citizen said on 2/Nov/06
MD: What do you mean 'the other explanation was poor.' The photos I provided clearly showed that Pettyfer and McGregor are more or less the same height. How is that poor?
Glenn said on 2/Nov/06
One of the nicest ever.loves to talk.
MD said on 1/Nov/06
How does one explain the Alex Pettyfer photos, though? The other explanation was poor.
TNTinCA said on 1/Nov/06
True Glen. He is also a little bit behind you. I should have taken that into account as well.
What's his personality like Glenn? Ewan always seemed like a very nice guy via the things I have seen him in.
Glenn said on 31/Oct/06
Ewan isnt standing straight in my photo.he can strech to 5-10 there I think.whats weird is my 5-6 friend commented on how short he was an hour earlier when encountering him first.I was surprised to see he was over an inch taller,near 2 inches.
TNTinCA said on 30/Oct/06
I saw him on the American Chopper Europe trip. When he stood next to Paul Sr., he looked about an inch shorter. I think Paul Sr. states he is 6 foot but I would think it is more like 5'11". (He may have been 6 foot in his prime.)
So that would make Ewan around 5'10". Perhaps 5'9.5". Although looking at that photo with Glen, he looks closer to 5'9".
Glenn said on 30/Oct/06
He looked 5-9.5 to with posture,anything is possible.if he is 5-10.5,he is one of those short looking I said many times I have a few 5-11 friends that appear 5-9 to me and others due to posture.look at the biggest enigma to me,DMX.reported short,looked short,then strectched out to 5-11,6ft in my photo!
anonymous2 said on 16/Oct/06
back view of him with 5'4-5'5 Woody Allen:Click Here
Allen is slouching, but I think there is really max 3-4 inches between them. I think Ewan is 5'8 max
antron said on 4/Oct/06
5'10.5" with shoes on (rounded up to 5'11" of course *wink). I think maybe the two-inch rule could just be a "with shoes on rule" for guys that aren't really short but average, whose publicists want them to seem closer to the arbitrarily wonderful 6-foot mark. Thoughts from the peanut gallery?
MD said on 18/Aug/06
Editor Rob, what do you think of my picture with Ewan and Tim Roth?
masterbeef said on 17/Aug/06
i think glen looks taller, his eye level is like half inch above Ewan's
...even though the top of his shoulder is below Ewan
masterbeef said on 17/Aug/06
hey, are you two standing up straight? What type of shoes?

I always thought he was 5-10½ like he said.
This picture makes him look 5-8. how tall is Glenn?
MD said on 20/May/06
Yeah, and here is a pic of him looking somewhere in between 5'8" and 5'9' with 5'7" Tim Roth:

1. Click Here

I'm still sticking with 5'8.5" barefoot.
Glenn said on 20/May/06
He looked a little under 5-10 to me.lifts? thanks J-DOG!
Bleemo said on 20/May/06
MD Glenn being closer to the camera actually makes Ewan taller overall not shorter. I'm surprised to see he is atleast 5'9 to be honest, I'd figured he's be about 5'8.
MD said on 19/May/06
How he's listed at 5'9.5", I don't know.
dmeyer said on 19/May/06
in the pics he look 177
J-Dog said on 18/May/06
Ewan McGregor may very well be 55'9" but he always seems a bit taller than that, so 5'9.5" sounds right. He seems like a cool guy and is a great actor. If he is indeed lower than 5'9.5" as some are saying. Rob what chat television shows has this site been mentioned on? Hey Glenn what can I say, another fantastic job, bro.

Editor Rob
to be fair to McGregor, He's not wearing lifts standing with Gerard least not anything noticeable...
MD said on 18/May/06
I was right, especially given that Glenn is closer to the camera. This guy looks 5'8.5" tops.
Glenn said on 18/May/06 do realise he is listed as high as 5-11? he was wearing sneakers.with lifts?
Drooperdoo said on 18/May/06
On this very site, Albert Finney is listed at 5'9''--which is consistent with sightings. Now look at Finnery next to McGregor for this photo to promote "Big Fish". Click Here
McGregor is probably 5'8'' in shoes, 5'7 1/2'' barefoot.
Glendo said on 18/May/06
Thats the only time I ever saw him actually.
Glenn said on 17/May/06
wheres the photo?

[Editor Rob: tomorrow I'll put it back up]
Glenn said on 16/May/06
Elton might be be as low as 5-7.he appears 5-8.once saw him lows of 5-3,5-5.
J.J.F said on 16/May/06
HA! Nice one Rob & Glenn!!
And the stars shall shudder at your diligence.... the truth is out there! I don't really think Rob actually said Clooney was 6', the Daily Mail isn't exactly renowned for it's accurate quoting.

Why on earth does Elton downplay his height??! I don't get that.

Editor Rob
this was the Sunday Mail (i.e. Daily Record)...the actual newspaper article looks better than the online version with picture. Ah, elton/rod I was saying that in the past they have been described at some crazy low heights like 5ft 5 and 4, but in reality they are nearer 5ft 8 and 10...

someone's gotta stick up for Rod ;-) He's a celtic fan after all...just like me!
Mr. R said on 16/May/06
I am going to ignore the George Clooney as 6 foot myth. I will be the bigger man.
Glenn said on 15/May/06
Hopefully it was your friends.
Glenn said on 14/May/06
Anyone reconize you,or did you get unwanted attention too?

Editor Rob
nah, luckily for me only a few put 2+2 together ;-)
Glenn said on 14/May/06
Is this your biggest exposure yet Rob? well NY POST is pretty huge actually.

Editor Rob
NYPost probably beats it just, I mean more celebs read that rag.

but they have kind of similar circulation numbers...only difference is the Sunday Mail is close to home so to speak and hey, we managed to get your face in the paper so in effect its good exposure for you....and hey, you are officially 5ft 8 now because its there in the paper you see, so I guess its true!
Glenn said on 13/May/06
Nolte can look close to 6-2 in lifts though.
sam said on 11/May/06
He is tiny next to 6' Nick Nolte. I say 5'7" tops.
Marcus said on 30/Apr/06
Seems like a nice guy...pretty slim looking in Star Wars, so I'd say 5'9 1/2 - 5'10(let's not forget that he was wearing those high-heeled jedi-boots)...
Glenn said on 30/Apr/06
thats mostly correct actually.its called the 2 inch rule,what we in the industry name it as.actors always add 2 inches.
RedBull said on 29/Apr/06
Heres how you figue out an actors actual height.
5ft6 = 5ft4
5ft8 = 5ft5
5ft9 = 5ft6
5ft10 = 5ft8
6ft = 5ft10
6ft2 = 6ft

if your above or below those heights, generally your too short or too tall to really lie and get away with it.
Glenn, your the height Xpert, what your take on this?
Glenn said on 28/Apr/06
Great guy! took time out to talk to me.
Glenn said on 28/Apr/06
—I typed his name up on google search with the word height 4 years ago,and alot of 5-10.5 and 5-11s popped up.5-9.5 tops for me.

Editor Rob
maybe Ewan will finally succumb to losing a cm...he will lose it when your picture goes up on the page ;-) What's the guy like in person, I've heard he's down to earth...?

as for 5ft 10.5, this is starwars height, but Brian Pendreigh's book about ewan it had the bit:

"Ewan's résumé had him listed as six foot"

I've never seen/heard the guy giving a height...bizarre, I'm certain he's said it one point though...
RedBull said on 27/Apr/06
MD, I diddnt say MOST of them add 4-5 inches.I meant only SOME do.

Glenn, what do you mean by "I read 5-11"?
Glenn said on 25/Apr/06
A hair over 5-9 is possible.I read 5-11.
MD said on 24/Apr/06
RedBull, I don't buy the fact that most male actors add THAT many inches to their height, but Rob really needs to take him down, at least, a full inche as actors usually add around 2-3 extra inches to their height. This 5'10" is just ridiculous. 5'10" Jay Leno was more around 2" taller than him.

Editor Rob
Ewan is on the 'hmmm' list, one of those guys who could be a little shorter, although I wanna hear glenn's inperson estimate of this geezer. A lot of pics put him in the 5ft 9 range more than 10 for fact there were a few putting him 174cm beside one actress on getty!
On Looker said on 22/Apr/06
Here I was taking this web site seriously when suddenly I come across the post that Ewen McGregor is supposedly 5'10". Pu-leez!
RedBull said on 30/Mar/06
A little under 5'9" 175cm

Im a Star Wars geek so here is my take on the characters heights;...
Ewan Mcgreggor 175cm
Hayden Christensen 182-183cm
Christopher Lee(Doukou) 195-196cm
Ian McDiarmid(Sidious) 176-177cm
Natalie Portman 160cm
Harrison Ford 178-179cm
Luke Skywalker 170-171cm
karen said on 12/Mar/06
Eva Longoria: ""I do like British guys. If I had to pick one it would be Ewan McGregor. I met him once and he was gorgeous even if he is a little short."

Funny that this is coming from 5"-5´1" Longoria. I don´t see why some women only like men who tower over them and make them look like little children when they are standing next to them. I mean even if MgGregor is only 5´8" he still would be 7-8 inches taller than her and she considers this too short?
MD said on 7/Mar/06
I guess he should at least be listed at 5'9.5" here, huh?
Glenn said on 15/Feb/06
how come my pic isnt up?

Editor Rob
I'm not sure it was in any of the batches...I looked through and couldn't see it, in case I had missed it...
MD said on 14/Feb/06
Rob, he really isn't 5'10", though like any actor, he can look a certain height depending on the part. Like I said, he was at least 1.5"-2" shorter than Jay Leno. What can also make him look tall is his very thin build, as well. He can look very long and gaunt.
D. Ray Morton said on 13/Feb/06
Eva Longoria: ""I do like British guys. If I had to pick one it would be Ewan McGregor. I met him once and he was gorgeous even if he is a little short."


Jon Smith said on 4/Feb/06
he doesnt look over 5'9 to me but who cares hes Mark Renton from trainspotting, and thats all that matters
Ed said on 21/Jan/06
Out of interest I looked up some pictures of Hayden Christensen, to see their height comparisons off screen. On his website there are a bunch of Star Wars EPISODE 3: Revenge of the Sith, premiere photos. Big group shots and individuals. I thought Ewan was about 5ft10 and Christensen 6ft, but in these photos Ewan looked really small. Only a litle taller than George Lucas, Anthony Daniels, and Producer Rick Mcallum. All these guys are in the 5ft6 to 5ft8 range. Ewan looked tops 5ft8.5 or 5ft9. I know he wears boots in alot of movies, so maybe he's 5ft8.5 barefeet, and pushing 5ft10 in boots.
Glenn said on 10/Dec/05
he can actually look 5-10.some reports 5-11.I agree on 5-9.
leoboy18 said on 21/Nov/05
hey rob i ment to say i met him in crieff in scotland 2 years back he"s 5"9 belive me on this one beacuse i"am you guessed it 5"9
MD said on 27/Oct/05
Yeah, it's time to reexamine and revise this height. Like I said, he looked 1.5-2" shorter than Jay Leno on his show (maybe even more), and was in very flat cross-trainers.

Here are is a pic for reference:

A good picture of him with 5'2" to 5'3" Natalie Portman (take into account she is stepping, as well) both in normal footwear:


To me, even with his thin build, he's always appeared average or slightly below in height, but never over. He doesn't look anything over 5'9.5"
Joe Stalin said on 26/Oct/05
Judging by this photo from 'Blue Juice' [I think] a bare foot Ewan is roughly the same height or marginally taller than a Timberland boot wearing Cathy Z Jones [5ft 7.5 on this site] but a few inches shorrter than the equally bare foot Sean Pertwee [listed as 6ft]. Making him 5.9 at best I'd say. Although I'll stick by my 5ft 8.5 of the previous post. Hopefully the link works.
Joe Stalin said on 26/Oct/05
I met Ewan at screening of 'A Life Less Ordinary' [The aforementioned movie with Ms Diaz] in Glasgow. He was slightly shorter than me and I am around 5 ft 9in [possibly shorter]. I'd say 5ft 8.5 to be generous to a fellow Jock.
Anonymous said on 24/Sep/05
Well, I must say that the appearence on Parkinson must be considered to be one of the most accurate ones - You saw the shoes on both of them (Parky may gain about 0,5 inches on that), then they embraced eachother and McGregor was CLEARLY atleast an inch shorter than Parky (even if you count the shoes). Parky stood very relaxed and McGregor had to stretch up when he hugged him.
CelebHeights Editor said on 23/Aug/05
Back after Trainspotting came out in 1997 the Guardian described him: " Neither is he particularly tall, like Richard E. Grant, or short, like Tim Roth (he is 5ft 10 1/2in)"
absent said on 21/Aug/05
At the "The Island" Premiere standing next to Scarlett Johansson he really looks this height I think.
McFan said on 17/Aug/05
He looks like 5'10.5 to me. He's almost eye to eye with Tilda Swinton who's 5'11. I also thought he and Kidman were the same height. The woman wears 3.5-4 inch heels.
MD said on 1/Jul/05
Ewan may actually be shorter than many think. He was on Jay Leno and looked and inch or so shorter. If Jay is 5'10" than Ewan must be 5'9" or maybe 5'8.5" He has a slim build which makes him look taller.
petu said on 30/Jun/05
well i just would like to know i mean in this new movie "the island" if scarlett johansson is 5.4 or r u wrong abt it? cuz i dont see much difference between her and ewan so maybe one of this info is wrong.. is scarlett taller or ewan shorter ...could someone tell me pls
Bleemo said on 19/Jun/05
My mother met him in Italy, said he was easily about my height, I'm 174 exactly or 5ft8.5, can't imagine she would be that far off.
Fasulo said on 12/Jun/05
Some days ago i've seen one of the earliest Mcgregor's movie with Cameron Diaz
-im sorry but i dont remember the title-and Ewan was clearly shorter than her..
cantstop25 said on 20/May/05
sawstar wars the other night and he did look close to 5'11" compared to the 6'1" hayden christiansen. may have wore lifts though
leoboy said on 13/May/05
i"ve met ewan and i"am 5 ft 9in i reckon he was about half an inch taller than me
issheuhboy said on 19/Mar/05
Hmm. Always thought Ewan did seem 5'10, but having just seen him a little shorter than the 5'10.5 Parky, I'd put him around 5'9.
Lmeister said on 13/Mar/05
Ewan has the same thing going on as Colin "5 ft 10 in" Farrell. Ewan was listed from 5-7 to 5-9 before he went to Hollywood. I am 5-8 and when I flew to States I was still the same height, but of course If I'd be an actor I would have been 5-10 in States = )
Mr. R said on 12/Mar/05
I saw the show, and Leno was clearly taller. I think Ewan is about 5'8.5 tops!
cantstop25 said on 11/Mar/05
he was on the tonight show last night and leno towered over him atleast 2-3 inches. Im serious did anybody else watch last nights tonight show
tommy said on 20/Feb/05
Ewan stood slightly taller than jay leno in the tonight show so i would say this height in pretty accurate.

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