How tall is Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor's Height

5ft 9 ½ (176.5 cm)

Scottish Actor best known for playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels. Other memorable film roles have included Trainspotting, Moulin Rouge, The Island and BlackHawk Down. He was listed 5ft 10.5 by and once confidently claimed Height 6 feet on his Spotlight resume! Eva Longoria, herself barely over 5ft, commented "Ewan McGregor - I met him once and he was gorgeous even if he is a little short"

How tall is Ewan McGregor
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Average Guess (218 Votes)
5ft 9.51in (176.5cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 28/May/23
Iโ€™ve just watched the scene from Trainspotting where Ewan is swimming about in โ€˜The Worst Toilet in Scotlandโ€™! I think that revolting porcelain article could be a contender for being the worst toilet in the world!


James G. said on 22/May/23
177cm on the dot. But 5โ€™9 3/4โ€ is fine.
5'10 Abdul said on 11/May/23
He seems to be barely over 5โ€™9.5. I would think he is 176 cm at best.
Byron T. said on 24/Apr/23
In recent years, Ewan McGregor has become ''height aware'' and often wears thicker heeled shoes or boots around Hayden Christensen at events to appear taller:

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He's 5'9.5 as listed, though you can make an argument for Hayden being a little taller than 6'0.
Keyten DeGraef said on 2/Dec/22
Rob he needs to be upgraded to 179 cm or 5โ€™10 1/2 Hayden should also be upgraded to 6โ€™0 1โ€™2
Abdul-DK said on 16/Oct/22
176 cm
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Oct/22
Well done to Ewen for making an appeal for the children of Yemen.

Only TEN POUNDS will feed a child for a whole week.

It puts things into perspective somewhat, doesnโ€™t it?

Alanna said on 13/Aug/22
Sorry, autocorrect again.
Alanna said on 12/Aug/22
Iโ€™m pretty sure he was joking was when he claimed 6โ€™0โ€
Obi Wan Fan 66 said on 28/Jul/22
hi, i believe that ewan is 177cm tall aka 5 9.75 just from seeing the latest kenobi show would even seem that he was standing a bit taller in it, obviously theres no official way to know how tall but an image right here: Click Here shows me that he is id say just over two inches taller than 5 7.5 temeura morrison as jango fett.

5 foot 9.75 im giving him in the morning - barefoot.
Andy Cash said on 28/Jun/22
I actually think he is 5 10. Rather than nearer 5 9. When a woman says he is a tad short, I do question that woman. Men and women have no actual height requirements. Ewan is a great actor and lovely guy. At 5 10 ish he is taller than some of the greatest actors of all time.
anen said on 17/Jun/22
He looks a tad shorter than both 5'10 1/2" Pedro Pascal and 5'9 1/4" Diego Luna in the recent Vanity Fair photoshoot

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Keyten DeGraef said on 12/Jun/22
Rob Iโ€™m telling you man this listing is seriously downgrading him even looking in the new Kenobi show next to Oโ€™Shea Jackson who you have at 181 cm him and ewan look the same height in a scene where he walks past ewan so Iโ€™m sorry but Iโ€™m not willing to believe anything less than 5โ€™10 1/2 for ewan and nothing above 5โ€™11 3/4 but you have to remember that heโ€™s hunched over a lot because his posture isnโ€™t that great plus next to Hayden he look about an inch and a half shorter and Hayden could easily be 6โ€™0 1/2 or even 6โ€™1
Editor Rob
I think we can rule out 5ft 11.75, that's the height of Chris Eccleston and In Shallow Grave he was shorter.
Keyten DeGraef said on 3/Jun/22
Rob Ewan is taller than 5โ€™9 and a half. On his net worth site it says he is (1.79m) 5โ€™10 1/2 and Hayden Christiansenโ€™s says (1.87m) 6โ€™2 and even if Hayden was only 6โ€™0 ewan doesnโ€™t look anything more than 1 1/2 inches shorter than him.
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Editor Rob

No actor has a 'net worth' site.
Hayden did claim 6ft, so sure, you could argue Ewan can look near 5ft 10.
Nathaniel Mahgerefteh said on 25/May/22
needs to be downgraded to 174cm
Willis Christian Macaraig said on 16/Apr/22
Ewan McGregor kinda looks 174 cm to me and he looks the same height as Alec Guinness since he and Guinness both played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the entire Star Wars saga. So I would say that he is around 5'8 1/2" or 1.74 m.
MaskDeMasque 5'9.5 said on 20/Mar/22
Lol at people saying 5'11. If that were true, he wouldn't be much shorter than Hayden Christensen when there was easy 2.5 inches between them.
Ian Omom said on 6/Mar/22
i agree with some comments that 176 range is a low are of Ewan, i think he's a solid 177 cm guy, weak 5'10 overall
Tall Sam said on 23/Dec/21
Would be interesting would have the edge between he and Matt Damon, Damon maybe but both can vary in how they appear on screen.
Keyten DeGraef said on 21/Dec/21
Def a 5โ€™11 guy heโ€™s pretty tall he just slouches heโ€™s a lot and nothing below 5โ€™10 is valid he is the same height as Harrison Ford who is a legit 5โ€™11
Keyten said on 12/Oct/21
He is 180.5 cm tall or 5'11 when he stands up straight remember he slouches a lot making him look shorter but compare him to jimmy fallon and when he stands up straight they are very similar height and fallon is about 182 cm give him a back brace and he'd be a tall person so him claiming 6'0 isn't out of the ordinary considering 5'11 and 6'0 are very close. I'd recommend changing his height to 180.5 cm. not to mention emily blunt is 5'6-7 flat and close to 6'1 in those heels making ewan 5'11 180.5
Stinky 186 cm said on 29/Aug/21
I think heโ€™s a weak 5โ€™ 10โ€ for sure about 5โ€™ 9 3/4โ€
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Mar/21
I think 5ft9ยฝ is a low range for Ewan likewise for Damon...5ft10 though I'm just not as convinced you'd find him there afternoon...mid-to-late morning for sure though. Clears it out of bed
Mark hamil said on 6/Mar/21
Hey rob what do you think about his absolute lowest and highest at morning is there any chance of him being measured 5'10 ?
Editor Rob
9.25 might be the lowest I'd go and 9.75 the highest...however if we are talking earlier in the day like 8am then he may well be 9.75-10 zone
Mani said on 6/Mar/21
My absolute lowest at night is 175.5 cm am I the same height as him ?
Editor Rob
I would say Ewan might still edge you out, though if you met him, you would probably feel kinda similar.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Feb/21
How can Ewan sit drinking lager and stuffing his face with Pringles, while his poor old mucker, Christopher Eccleston, has to chop a corpse up, purely for financial gain? The body is that of a prospective flat sharer, but he dies of an overdose. Then the trio discover that he's monied! (Re: The movie 'Shallow Grave').

How disgraceful! Where's his conscience? ๐Ÿ˜

Genau 5ft9 7/8 said on 11/Feb/21
Rob is 5ft9 3/4 possible? Whats the highest and lowest youd argue for him
Editor Rob
That figure is the highest I would go for Ewan. I don't think I'd go much under his current mark.
Genau said on 10/Feb/21
Rob he seems to have a long torso so is 7/8 of an inch shrinkage likely so that the 5ft10 1/2 could be his morning height
Editor Rob
yeah it increases chances a bit more of nearer an inch
Genau said on 7/Feb/21
a nibble over 5ft10 out of bed
ALEXIZ/180cm said on 10/Jan/21
175 cm max.
RJT said on 8/Jan/21
That's like 6'1 range guy claiming 6'4 which is easily detectable!
Rising174cm said on 1/Jan/21
I previously thought Ewan was shorter than Colin Farrell, but he can look as tall: Click Here I've noticed that Ewan slouches while Colin stands pretty well at events, which I suspect made me think there was a clearer difference. I'd still put Ewan at 5'9.25" max and Colin at 5'9.5" max.
ZTF0808 said on 26/Dec/20
@Cjcjcj Evaโ€™s husband is nowhere near 5โ€™8, first of all. And second of all, 5โ€™8 is just below average and 5โ€™9 is smack-dab average. Ewan is just slightly up above that, could pass for 5โ€™10. You put him next to a 6 footer, and heโ€™d look pretty close, so I hope that puts that silly assertion of yours to bed.
Cjcjcj said on 13/Dec/20
If he is really 5-8 or even 5-9 he is a little short though. Not real short but a little:P
Short women would notice under average tall guy, I witnessed that many times.
Eva had a tall husband so her kids wont turn out Biber's height
You say absolotulely bull
1 Tall man don't have necessary tall guys Es gasmann
2 5 ft 8 yes is quite short, 5 ft 9 and 1-4, and this short women is very bitch
You are very stupid
Cjcjcj said on 13/Dec/20
@SHORTYEva Longoria'husband is 5 ft 8, therefore I think that it's just a mistake
Genau said on 3/Dec/20
5ft9 5/8
SHORTY said on 25/Oct/20
Eva Longoria is about 9 inches shorter than Ewan but considers him "a little short"...? A woman with the gender equivalent height of Ewan McGregor would be looking down at Eva.
okbymeman said on 21/Oct/20
There are several photos where he really looks closer to 5'9 flat, but then he looked a good half inch taller than Depp in that movie they did. Kind of hard to pin down his height.
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6'3 Julian said on 15/Sep/20
@Eric W. Tam I hate the fact that youโ€™re right about that.
Eric W. Tam said on 13/Sep/20
What a world we live in when a 5'0 woman can call a near 5'10 man short, while a guy as fit as Cristiano Ronaldo would be called the "N" word if he even suggests that a 600 lb cow should hit the gym. Now where was I? Oh right, giving Ewan 5'9.5 no more no less, not 6'0 smh. Not even 5'10
VitoCheng said on 17/Aug/20
A 5'9.5 inch man claims to be 6 feet tall, which is ridiculous ๐Ÿง
Sean95 said on 6/Jun/20
He used the force on people to believe he's 6 foot on spotlight. And possibly he used the force to levitate up to the 6 foot mark.
Jam Cherry said on 1/Jun/20
Why are the claims so big heโ€™s 176.5 cm at best
Sean95 said on 16/May/20
It baffles me for a 5 foot woman to call a 5'9.5 man "a little short"! Speak for yourself
6'2 5/8ths said on 14/May/20
5'9.5 seems right, he never looked a full three inches shorter than Hayden Christensen in Star Wars. His stature suits him somehow, his roles are never big macho-man ones and I like it that way!
Jkiller said on 7/May/20
Honestly a perfect 5'9.25 (176cm).
Willis Christian Macaraig said on 29/Apr/20
If he is 179 cm then Alec Guinness is 178 cm tall.
Willis Christian Macaraig said on 29/Apr/20
I think he is 5'10.5" because i found out that he was listed as 5'10.5" by Star If he is 5'10.5" then Alec Guinness is 5'10.25".
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 31/Mar/20
๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚ Happy Birthday Ewan! ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ

A Very Happy 49th Birthday to Ewan McGregor! Yes, I've seen his film 'Doctor Sleep' now, all apart from the end. I was too tired to have been able to enjoy it properly, so I will see it presently. They go back to the Overlook Hotel...

That hotel really does exist, except it's not called the Overlook. I knew someone, who knew plenty of stars because he worked in TV but was never big-headed about it, and he stayed there. He directed an Elton John video. His name is Peter.

Anyway, have a great Birthday, Ewan!

5ft9.5. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Feb/20
I'm very much looking forward to the 9th of March, when the continuation of 'The Shining' is released! Entitled 'Doctor Sleep', I can see Ewan playing the part Danny.

As for Ewan's being 6ft, has anyone even believed that? Surely not!

He can have 5ft9.5. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘
rkv said on 18/Feb/20
As for Eva's comments, one interpretation means short, the other too short for her.
Camitori said on 2/Feb/20
First of all excuse my english cuz im spanish, but Rob what do you think was the Ewan Mcgregor's weight in Trainspotting
Editor Rob
Looked quite skinny, 140 pounds range.
Adh said on 24/Dec/19
He looked at least a strong 5'10 or a weak 5'11 next to hayden Christianson
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 19/Dec/19

I doubt you and your girlfriend saw Ewan McGregor at Edingburgh. First of all, it's absolutely impossible that he is 2.5 inches shorter than the listing that Rob gave him. Second of all, cases of mistaken identity happen quite often, so I really doubt the man you saw was even Ewan McGregor and likely only resembled him to an uncanny degree. Finally, I seriously question how somebody with the wealth and lifestyle of a celebrity could look so "knackered" at 50 years of age. So, no, I don't believe you, and you're not the first person to claim meeting a celebrity and then downgrading them considerably.
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 18/Dec/19
I don't see how someone who is almost 10 inches taller than someone can be described as "a little short". That's a towering difference. I thought he looked 5'10 as Obi-Wan Kenobi though. He seemed around 2 inches shorter than Hayden Christensen.
TheBat said on 22/Nov/19
Solid 5'9.5"-5'9.75"
Chk23 said on 29/Sep/19
He looks to be about the same height as me and thereโ€™s no way in hell I would claim 6โ€™ considering people think Iโ€™m MUCH shorter than I am. 5โ€™10.25 morning, 5โ€™9.5 - 5โ€™9.75 at night. I canโ€™t get a good grip on what my height is because my posture is awful. Doctors get 5โ€™9.5 but Iโ€™m self conscious and donโ€™t stand completely erect. Anyways no, 5โ€™8 and up is not short. Itโ€™s amazing what peopleโ€™s perceptions are. 6โ€™ sounds pretty to say so itโ€™s automatically tall or even average (LOL) to people but then 5โ€™11 is waaaay off? No the difference is minuscule. Claiming an inch or less taller than you are is perfectly fine.
Zeke said on 20/Sep/19
@Philip S I do it to be a bit shallow of Eva to consider him short, though. Now I know sheโ€™s full of BS if she consider Ewan (who mind you, towers over her) โ€œshortโ€.
Philip S said on 18/Sep/19
@Zeke Exactly! I mean every height is great, but 5'9" and beyond isn't "short" in any context. Hell, that's the average height in certain Scandinavian countries. I wouldn't be reticent to claim it which is, I suppose, more the point I was initially trying to make in the first place. Especially for a man as admittedly handsome and talented as Ewan is.

PS - Though I'm not angry at Eva's comments, or her, it is decidedly odd to me that she would think to single out that he is "short," specifically. I've heard people call 5'11" short even, which boggles my mind. I suppose 5'9" and 5'11" aren't enormous, but it seems sort of crazy to specifically feel the need to point them out as "short."
Zeke said on 14/Sep/19
@Philip S Well, when you think about it, the difference between 5โ€™9 and 6โ€™ is only 3 inches, so anyone who fibs about could totally get away with claiming 6โ€™ since the discrepancy is barely visible (especially in heels or boots). That being said though, I agree with you that people should own up to. Ewan is relatively average in height, so I donโ€™t see why he needs to lie or be ashamed about it either. Heโ€™s not short by any means.
Philip S said on 12/Sep/19
Genuinely, and without condescension, I really don't understand how a man who is 5'9" can really truly think he'll get away with saying he's six foot tall. Like, people WILL look it up, measure you against others, etc. Why bother with the lie? As a man who's himself either a weak 6' or a tall 5'11," I suppose I could mess around with the truth in that regard and evade notice. But 5'9," dude.. Just own up to it or at least go an inch higher at most. Seems a silly, impractical thing to have lied about.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Sep/19
Rob, who do you think is tallest out of Ewan, Colin Farrell and Matt Damon?
Editor Rob
Still would say Colin might be nearer the 10 mark than the other 2, though none of them I'd guess as short as 5ft 9 flat.
khaled taban said on 29/Jul/19
5'9.5" man, maybe 5'10 at morning
JD 5'9" said on 29/Mar/19
Where are people getting 5'7" from???? Clearly 5'9" flat at worse. Likely a bit above. I think the listing is fine as is. He may be 176 cm.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/Mar/19
Ewan came over as quite tall next to the cardinals dressed in red in 'Angels and Demons'. What a fantastic film that is - so full of surprises! I would have estimated Ewan as 5ft10.25 in that film.

Hasn't this guy come a long way since his 'Trainspotting' days, not that that film wasn't the ideal platform to launch his career. When I first saw it, with two lads, we laughed and laughed in disbelief that a film could go that far!
Then in 'Angels and Demons', we see a well-spoken 'English' Ewan playing a man of the cloth, and so very well at that!

Is there anything this guy can't do, acting-wise? Bravo to Ewan McGregor -love him!

He can have 5ft9.75, based on the aforementioned movie I saw him in last, where I could compare him to Tom Hanks.
billionaireslayer said on 24/Mar/19
Mid 5'7 range
Angus said on 12/Oct/18
5'7" bit shorter than 5'8" Graham Norton
Y07 said on 30/Aug/18
Hey Rob, how tall do you think voice actor Jim Cummings (who has been around in tons of animation films that i'm sure you know of and has been the voice of some memorable characters) is next with Ewan McGregor and others? Click Here
Editor Rob
Can look 3 or even nearly inches smaller, somewhere in 5ft 6 range is possible, though he might have lost height.
Lapinux said on 20/Aug/18
Ewan can look 5'9" up to 5'10". Thats the range he can vary amidst.
Tall Sam said on 19/Aug/18
176-177 cm is a good fit for him but in some films he can seem taller than off screen. Favorable camera angle in Christopher Robbin make him look barely shorter at times with the considerably taller Mark Gatiss.
Rising - 174 cm said on 11/Aug/18
@Gracian: If anything, he should have a quarter inch taken off. How do you see 177 in this photo with Billy Dee? Click Here That's more than a half inch difference. I'm not sure why you posted this one either: Click Here You can see Ewan is shorter even though Billy has old man posture and Ewan is wearing motorcycle boots. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the effort you make to try to support your positions, but some of your own photos suggest Ewan isn't much over 5'9", imo. If he were a weak 5'10" then motorcycle boots should make him at least as tall as a solid 5'10" man like Billy in shoes 1" or less and taller when you consider Billy often hunches.
Lapinux said on 8/Aug/18

Ewan is at a footwear advantage with Billy Dee Williams and both are slouchung a lot in those pics. Not that good for judging height.
Gracian said on 6/Aug/18
Rob, I still think 5'9.75" would be a better list for him, here are the other arguments:
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Ewan alongside George Clooney (often George had an advantage of footwear over Ewan, but George never looked more like an inch taller than Ewan): Click Here
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I really can not see McGregor under 177 cm. Rob, have you seen enough now to give him a quarter inch upgrade?
Rourke said on 27/Jul/18
Strong 5โ€™9.5โ€ and holds it really well
Spencer Dobkin said on 11/Jul/18
5'9.5" . 5'10" morning.
MAD SAM said on 20/Jun/18
Evan always looked in the 176-177 cm range in Star Wars prequels and held up really well against the odds of 193 cm Liam and 183 cm Hayden, he gets a respectable 5โ€™9.5โ€ from me
Rising - 174 cm said on 17/Jun/18
He certainly doesn't need an upgrade and is more likely 176 cm than 177, imo. 5'9" Grant Heslov is pretty much identical and an aged Billy Dee Williams was noticeably taller. Completely average height so I can't find words remotely adequate to describe the absurdity of Eva Longoria calling him short, but he may have hit 5'10.5" in shoes. I know lies on resumes are nothing new, but putting 6' puts him in Yul Brynner territory.
Jason9009 said on 16/Jun/18
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I thought McGregor looked a good 2.5 inches shorter than Hayden Christensen in the link above?

And at least half an inch shorter than Colin Farrell in a lot of pictures on Google?

5'10 is too much for McGregor imo. I doubt he wears lifts but he does wear thick footwear from time to time. Dont know if he slips in a half incher but who knows.
Jason9009 said on 15/Jun/18
Interesting. I thought he looked clearly at least half an inch shorter than Colin Farrell, who can look sligthly under 5'10 at times.
Jason9009 said on 15/Jun/18
Rob whats the lowest you'd ever argue for McGregor?
Editor Rob
5ft 9.25 absolute lowest I'd ever argue, 10 absolute highest, I feel anywhere in between that range is possible.
JJAK said on 26/May/18
I gave him 5 7 .5 as it is lowest available he looks shorter than me and i was recently measured 5 7 .5.
I'm 180 with bmi of 28 and less than 15 per body fat ive never seen him look slimmer.
haxxx said on 10/May/18
I see no way he is 5'10.5

Could it be a measurement in boots earlier in the day, a self-report or did they just accidentally write down 5'10.5 instead of 5'9.5? Do you think thats the case Rob?
Ruben Bosco said on 1/May/18
Rob could he be 5,9 3/4 ?
Editor Rob
It's a real possibility.
haxxx said on 3/Apr/18
Just under 5'10 is my guess. Maybe 5'10 in the morning on a good day.

177 cm
T.N.T. said on 8/Jan/18
Rob, he's not even 5ft7. My g/f and I had seen Ewan in Edinburgh and the guy is small. My 5ft7 g/f was wearing flats and she edged him out a bit. I'm 6ft4 and apparently I towered over him. We almost didn't recognise him because he looked so knackered. He is near 50 years old though so of-course he's ageing. Middle-aged and elderly folk do tend to lose some height.

What is it with these celebs? The tall ones claim shorter heights and the shorter ones (like Ewan) claim greater heights. But see them up close and you get to see the truth.
VK said on 14/Dec/17
He looks so much shorter than 6 feet Hayden in Star Wars in certain scenes. I'm surprised to see he is abit taller than a solid 5'9 which was my orignial guess on him.
Spencer said on 10/Dec/17
Looks 5โ€™9,75โ€ to me .
Scoobydoo said on 20/Nov/17
I see only a strong 175 cm barefoot. Not more. Maybe 176 /177 in the morning.
Tonyx said on 25/Oct/17
With Colin Farrell
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Would Colin edge Ewan out? Yes. Easily? No.
Grit said on 23/Oct/17
Colin Farrell would easily edge him out
Slim said on 18/Sep/17
Im fine with strong 5'9" for Ewan.
5'9 said on 27/Aug/17
A strong 5'9" 176-177. He'd edge out 5'9" flat guys like me.
Tonyx said on 19/Aug/17
Obi-Wa... i mean Ewan McGregor wears thick soled shoes and boots from time to time but never lifts. 5ft 9.5in (176.5 cm) is perfect for him. Great actor. Wish i could wear boots with a suit like he does.
Victor Surratt said on 8/Aug/17
175-176 max.
Moss said on 16/Jul/17
In Episode 3 he looks 176 in a lot of the scenes
Cameron said on 8/Jul/17
Looks 176 flat to me.
Brendan 179cm said on 28/Jun/17
Ewan looks like in dress shoe what I look like barefoot that's 179-179.5 range
So that puts him at least 176.5 cm minimum
This listing is right
In big inch and a quarter shoes on Graham Norton he looked 180 cm
Paul said on 12/Jun/17
5'5? Having a laugh. He's 5'9
Charlie said on 1/Jun/17
I also would like to add from my last comment that in the movie The island Ewan Mcgregor looked almost a whole head shorter than 6'1 1/2 Djimon Hounsou. The walking scene shows Ewan looking way up at his eyes while talking. This supports my 5'5 or 5'6 for Ewan McGregor.
Charlie said on 1/Jun/17
Ewan looks 5 inches shorter than Tom Hanks. I blew the photo up and measured his head at eye level to Tom Hanks.Tom Hanks was listed 6'0 years ago since the early 1980s. Today Tom hanks os most likely 5'10.5. Ewan McGregor is anywhere between 5'6 and 5'7. No more than 5'7. He looks tiny next to Tom Hanks and Hanks is most likely 5'10.5.Furthermore his female costar in the movie the Island is about 5'2 and she was almost his height through out the movie. The photo's here you can see the females are te same height as he is. Ewan Mcgregor has got to be within 5'6 and 5'7.
RisingForce said on 23/May/17
176 cm is very possible, but I don't see any taller than that. Certainly if Grant Heslov is 175 then Ewan seems the same, but also I see Colin Farrell as 176.5 cm and I think he seems taller than Ewan even without his boots and big heels.
delancey said on 22/May/17
@RisingForce Those latest photos you posted are quite interesting. However, I still wouldn't go as far as 175 cm/5'9 flat for Ewan. 176/177 cm range seems okay to me.
I'm 175 cm (flat 5'9) in the day and I don't think I'd be as tall as Ewan.
RisingForce said on 18/May/17
Grant Heslov is listed 5'9" here and Ewan is no taller: Click Here Ewan in 0.6" Converse at a few events looked shorter: Click Here Click Here I don't know Grant's shoes, but they don't look like much either. They look about the same height here in similar shoes: Click Here Sometimes one is slightly taller than the other, it can go either way depending on posture, shoes or the angle, but these 2 regularly look almost identical in height. I definitely don't see a half inch and certainly not the full inch. The more I look at Ewan standing next to others, the more I see a well proportioned flat 5'9".
RisingForce said on 7/May/17
No way he's 5'10", except in shoes. 5'6" George Lucas in heeled boots may not even be a full 2" shorter: Click Here Click Here Ewan at 178 cm would look as tall as an aged Billy Dee Williams rather than at least an inch shorter. Similarly, 5'9" flat guys Jamie Foxx and Jared Leto actually measured up better to Colin Farrell than Ewan did. I agree he can look taller at times, but I see Ewan at 176 cm max.
RichardSpain said on 3/May/17
I see solid 178cm barefoot.

Face to face similar than Julia Roberts (1.74m) but with her shoes around 1'80m
Adijos said on 21/Mar/17
I think Ewan McGregor is really height of 5'10.5" (179 cm) tall!
RisingForce said on 20/Mar/17
Looking at the pics with Billy again, I noticed the difference is bigger in the full body shot then the other pic, perhaps it's a matter of camera angles and placement? But I also just realized Ewan has boots on that look at least a fraction thicker than Billy's shoes. I think there's at least an inch difference, but even if I did see Ewan at about 177 cm, if you factor in Ewan's boots, I can't see him above 176 cm compared to a legit 178 cm like Billy.
RisingForce said on 16/Mar/17
2-3 cm taller, imo. I didn't say they looked the same, but Ewan's eyes seem just above Billy's nose and Rob's just below. Now that Jude Law admitted to 5'10" I think 175-176 cm fits Ewan better as well.
delancey said on 16/Mar/17
@RisingForce Really? Just checked out those pics and then checked out the one with Rob, Ewan looks comfortably taller with Billy compared to Rob's pic with him.
I think those pics prove this listing at 177cm is correct more than anything.
RisingForce said on 15/Mar/17
Really doesn't look over 175 cm to me with 178 cm Billy Dee Williams: Click Here Click Here He's taller than Rob was with Billy, but not that much. 176 cm is equally likely though.
delancey said on 14/Mar/17
Looked surprisingly shortish on Colbert recently, even with the big boots he was wearing.
Still think he's definitely 5'9 range.
RisingForce said on 25/Feb/17
I actually think he is 5'9" exactly. Pretty average and still ridiculous for Eva Longoria of all people to call him short!
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Feb/17
Ha ha! I got his height right last night while watching 'Shallow Grave'! Ewan has come so far since his 'Trainspotting' days and it isn't an unfounded boast! I think he does behind-the-scenes work now, perhaps in a directing capacity.
I'm very excited about the follow-up to 'Trainspotting' - 'T2' - nice one! I'm going to pounce on a copy when it comes out! I don't know whether I'll have the patience to wait for the price to halve!
And now for something silly! Wasn't Mr McGregor the formidable character from the Beatrix Potter books? The one from whose garden all the bunnies would pinch their vegetable supplies? Yes, I used to love those books and was always on the side of the thieving little bunnies! ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡
Gilberg said on 28/Jan/17
Met him when working on a show. He was wearing built up "creepers" but was still an inch or so shorter than I. I'm 5'11.75 morning height, and was wearing converse. He is 5"9.5 dead on.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 11/Jan/17
I wouldn't go low as a mere 5'9", Rob. He is taller than Johnny Depp and isn't towered by Paul Bettany (granted his posture is just junk, but still. I'm usually towered by guys who are 6'4"+ or 6'5".) I don't doubt a good 5'10" in the morning. I measured myself just barely right on 5'10" flat in the morning while McGregor can be a good 178 cm much more so than I in the morning.

*Edit: What I'm saying is that there is a huge chance that McGregor is taller than me despite his loose posture.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 10/Jan/17
Rob, as much as I would measure 177.8/177.9 in the morning and 175.7/175.8 both on a solid floor, I think McgGregor would edge me out even if he isn't standing straight.
Editor Rob
Mark, from all I've seen of McGregor, I think he's got to clear 5ft 9 comfortably, but I could see how at times he looks a mere 5ft 9...I wouldn't dismiss it entirely, but feel he can pull off looking right between 5ft 9 and 10.
CS said on 6/Dec/16
Listing seems right. Never really appeared short to me.
Heylo said on 6/Dec/16
He is the same height as me. To me he never had a short build by himself, looked very average but could look short in movies due to much taller co stars.
I'm from Sweden and must say with honesty that 177cm(4-5cm from average) in Sweden is on the border of too short, but it could have been worse of course, I'm not gonna whine :)
Josh Jeffords said on 19/Nov/16
Why would a near 5 10 guy get called short?
He is under bloom, law and looked short in island next to legit 510 plus bean.
I've heard he's more 5 7.5 but looks close to me 5 8 .5 to weak 5 9.
Good actor but will do anything so tends to get crap roles too.
Giorgi said on 18/Nov/16
Rob, I don't get this. If Julia Roberts is 173 cm and is standing on at least 9 cm heels, shouldn't she look more considerably taller than McGregor with about an inch footwear?
Editor Rob
Giorgi, there are photos out there of Julia in heels looking taller than Ewan.

She is at an age though, where a little fraction loss can go unnoticed by many women in late 40's.
Sarah said on 30/Oct/16
Looks about 5''9.5" or a little over that with 5'2" range Melanie Laurent
183cmAriel said on 10/Oct/16
He looks taller than 177cm
HonestSlovene said on 21/Aug/16
@Johan Yeah and it is pretty pathetic don't you think? I mean calling a man a dwarf when she is very short and he is pretty average for a male (if we exclude northern Europe/Netherlands and the Balkans of course). Petite women must be really insecure with their height so they date usually date standout tall 6'2+ guys.
James B said on 25/Jul/16
Rob perhaps Ewan is not as nice as we thought since he called Boris Johnson the "C" word on twitter.

You wouldn't find Hugh Jackman doing that would you?
Editor Rob
he's entitled to his opinion, but sometimes the choice of words could be better thought out...
Johan said on 31/May/16
She is 5'0" or a little more , Eva is not 5'1" and yes that is very short for a woman. Not a dwarf or anything but its 4-5 inches under average height.

Even with heels that give 5 inches she would still be 5'5" tops and Ewan would stand 5'10.5" so yes he would still tower over her. Small people forget that the taller individual slouches near them and/or tilts their head forward to make eye contact.

Summary- Ewan was being friendly and for that gets called Short guy.
Arch Stanton said on 28/May/16
Funnily though Longoria's new husband Click Here looks little more than 5 ft 7, so compared to him Ewan is tall haha.
Dmax said on 5/May/16
Looks like that woman wants a man 6'0+
woaahh said on 4/Mar/16
@120 it also has Darth Maul at 185 cm, when the actor is actually 175 cm.
Johno said on 25/Feb/16
Didn't look taller then Pete Postlewaite who looked 5'7.5 with Rob, i got a sneaky suspecion that he isn't taller then 5'8.
120 said on 10/Jan/16
Click Here There's a lifesize cardboard cutout that got him as 176 cm. Rob, do you think 5'9.25" for Ewan is more acceptable?
James C said on 28/Dec/15
Like the ones on top. Talking built wise. He looks as listed though he could 5'9 a lot too. Though in some pictures he seems more 5'10 5'10 1/2. Though comparing him to other actors he actually can seem more 5'9-5'9 1/2 easily
Lis said on 6/Dec/15
Cowell I've noticed the same thing, specially with 5'10 women, people always claim they are 5'7 or 5'8 when it's clear they're no shorter than 5'9.5
Fluffi Fluffsson said on 17/Oct/15
Thought he was shorter...
Cowell88 said on 12/Oct/15
Like I said, he is an inch shorter than 5'10.5" Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge. So he must be at least 5'10. Why do people on here underestimate celebrities 5'10 or below yet overestimate 5'11+ celebrities? I've noticed it...
avenger987 said on 11/Oct/15
Inch shorter than kidman in heels. 5'10 at least.
Chase Witherspoon said on 9/Oct/15
In those motorcycle docos he does with Boorman Jnr, he looks 5'9" and Boorman 5'7"
Colin said on 27/Aug/15
always thought he was 5ft8
Judd said on 27/May/15
5'9.25" is spot on! Just 1" taller than Johnny Depp
Hypado said on 16/May/15
Ewan McGregor height: 5ft 9.75in (177 cm)
Ron said on 27/Apr/15
In the photo with Hanks he looks to be losing at least an inch through posture. 5'9 seems on the money to me, but I wouldn't discount 5'10 if he really straightens. Often times next to Christiensen they looked very close, which I don't think would be the case of he were a flat 5'9, whereas in action sequences when both are in a ready stance? A 5'10 could pull that off. So I think he probably STANDS at around 5'9 but if he stretches could really be 10 or a little over - he always seems to have his shoulders bent in a little and head thrust forward or tilting out to the side accounting for this.
And, likewise I'd also like to add my derision at Longoria's comment, 5'9 is pretty average but easily able to hold its own against "short", 5'10 by comparison, if he can stand that, is nicely above average. Heck, in good boots, with reasonable hair and strong posture 5'10 can look tall, my father is this height and everyone believes he's tall at 6' because of the way he stands and dresses. I think McGregor could pull that off too if he straightened up
Cacau said on 15/Apr/15
He looks at least 4 inches shorter than Tom Hanks 6'0".
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b-mint1994 said on 18/Feb/15
LOL @ Eva Longoria. Since when is 5'9" considered short?
grizz said on 14/Feb/15
A 5ft woman is calling a 5ft9 man short? What is wrong with her??
Judd said on 12/Feb/15
I agree, he's a perfect example of a 5'9" guy, maybe 5'9.25"...he could be very similar to Van Dien...5'9.5" is a bit overestimated...
Mike said on 3/Dec/14
Strong 5ft 9 range no less.
Ado said on 1/Dec/14
How can eva longoria call someone 5'9 short?
James Sinclair said on 26/Nov/14
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Eclipse said on 20/Nov/14
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If Billy Dee Williams is listed at 5'10.25 on here then Ewan can't be 5'9.5. More like strong 5'8.5
Arch Stanton said on 9/Nov/14
Looked 5'9" tops in The Men who stare at Goats with Clooney and Bridges.
rt said on 28/Oct/14
i would say 5'9 1/2 is 5'10 he look 5'10 to me
krud said on 3/Oct/14
176 compared to Farrell
Jones said on 28/Sep/14
@ Ron 5'9.5 is the average height nowadays, some people just consider that short for some reason.
Ron said on 27/Sep/14
So if 5'9.5" is short, what is the average height nowadays?
Crash said on 26/Aug/14
Rob, how big is Mo Farrah's head in your opinion? It looks tiny in MD's picture.
Editor Rob
it looks under average, I'd probably guess it just around 8.75inch, not more than that.
Guy said on 6/Jun/14
Looks like 175 in star wars.
Zoro said on 27/Apr/14
having seen Star Wars I thought he was 174-175 cm, maybe in Trainspotting he seemed taller
176,2Tunman said on 16/Mar/14
about 0.5" shorter than Colin Farrell,still nearly 5"shorter than Jackman who could be a fraction Under 6'2.Maybe he's only 5'9 and Farrell 5'9.5 after all?
Eva Longoria thinks he's short?Well,he would tower her even in her high heels.
James B said on 15/Mar/14
jamieorr4 says on 12/Mar/14
my guess is that hes 175cm and is it just me or does he look like jude law

I have seen jude law and no he does not look like ewan
jamieorr4 said on 12/Mar/14
my guess is that hes 175cm and is it just me or does he look like jude law
Daniel said on 6/Feb/14
Stranger says on 9/Nov/13
No way he is 178! He looks like some between 173 and 175 in star wars.

I totally agree with that. The height difference between Obi Wan and Mace Windu or Qui Gon is remarkable (between 15cm and 20 cm)
lelman said on 4/Jan/14
Looked the same height as, or nearly as tall as Clooney in The Men Who Stare at Goats. 5'9.5" is the minimum I'd give Ewan
cole said on 27/Dec/13
Did he get upgraded? Thought he was at 5ft 9.25in (176 cm)?
Paul177 said on 20/Dec/13
Actually, here's Mo not looking 5' 9" next to 6' 0.5" David Cameron:
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Looks at least 5 inches shorter, doesn't he. Maybe 5' 7.5" is closer!
Paul177 said on 20/Dec/13
Here are the pictures I'm talking about, Rob:
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Can't see footwear though.
Paul177 said on 20/Dec/13
Rob, something seriously doesn't add up with Mo Farah! Have you seen him stood with Gary Lineker and Boris Johnson on separate occasions? I've met both of them and they are 5' 9.5" men. Mo looked very similar in height to both of those two - certainly no less than his common 5' 9" listing!

Either Mo had lifts on those occasions - or Ewan's somehow gaining height in the photo MD posted, because he should be no more than half an inch taller than Farah!

What do you think?
MD said on 20/Dec/13
A 5'7" listing seems most common for Mo, now, but I don't think he's even looking that with Ewan. That's more than 2.5", especially were Ewan to straighten up/unbend his knees in that shot. Anyway, just thought I'd ask.
MD said on 19/Dec/13
Kind of off topic, but how tall does Olympic long-distance runner Mo Farah look with Ewan, here?

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It's funny, because it was not unusual to see Mo listed as high as 5'9" all over the internet during the Olympics.
Editor Rob
Mo might be 5ft 7, I think it's safe to rule out 5ft 9.
Obi Juan Kenonbbi said on 17/Dec/13
177 to 178 cm
Stranger said on 9/Nov/13
No way he is 178! He looks like some between 173 and 175 in star wars.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Sep/13
Funny as he can also look tallish at times. I mean he looks tall compared to guys like Eli Wallach and short Chinese guys/ Actually looks easily 5'10" next to Wallach. He's one of those men who can both look short and tallish depending on the circumstance.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Sep/13
SAK says on 31/Jan/13
leonari says on 14/Jan/13
Guys as skinny as Ewan and at that height can give a shorter impression...But his far from short or shortish in any way. He is a true average guy.
I am glad you pointed this out. Because many believe that if a person thin, that they automatically look taller.

Not always the case is it. A tall, skinny guy, yes, but a small boned/framed 5'9" guy like Ewan can really look quite small a lot when he's bang on average.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Sep/13
He's a perfect example of a 5'9" guy. Nowhere near 180-2 Roger, you lost your money.. He has quite a small frame. Watching the Ghost Writer and he frequently looks quite short, but at other times looks average. Because he has a small frame and light features he can look shorter than he is I think. He's not a short guy but can look smallish a lot.
Powerhouse said on 3/Sep/13
There is a video of Ewan and Nicole Kidman practicing dance choreography for Moulin Rouge both barefoot. Nicole is a solid inch taller than ewan.
Roger H said on 4/Jul/13
Sounds too small for him. I'd rather bet on 180-182.
cole said on 21/Jun/13
He does have a bad posture, but still I wouldn't say he's taller than listed. He looks 5'9 or less a lot because of the slouching. With Sean Bean, which could be more 5'10.25 than 5'10.5, he looks an inch shorter in similar footwear and similar posture, maybe Bean's is a bit better. 176 or 177 cm for McGregor and 178 or 179 cm for Bean.
leighealeigh said on 11/May/13
He's in multiple scenes with Julia Roberts in "August: Osage County". She's 5'8to9". He's 2 to 3 inches taller.
the height man said on 1/May/13
not 5'10.5 i so a picture of him acting in star was III:revenge of the sith and as he was walking to ian mcdermaid who is 5'10 and they appeared the same height
Linebacker28 said on 20/Apr/13
I generally agree with this listing. Might be a touch shorter, but looks very close to Colin Farrell and about an inch under Sean Bean. A good 5'9"er and a great actor, regardless.
D said on 31/Mar/13
@mr sensible

5'6.5" average as the worldwide average height for men, but 5'5" as the girl's worldwide height average? Well, you may not be too far off with the male average height (which is more like 5'7.5"-maybe a hair less, thereabouts), but girl's average worldwide is definitely not 5'5", way too tall. Women's worldwide average is more like 5'2", there are countries in the world (such as the Philippines) where women around 4'10" are very common, while other countries (such as the Netherlands) where women above 5'7" is very common. But in both places, they are still 5 inches shorter than males on average.
Lo sgozzatore said on 11/Feb/13
Well, he does look about 5 inches shorter than Hugh Jackman, who doesnt look 6'2 with Sacha Baron Cohen or Brandon Routh... This guy could really be 5'8.5-5'9 range, no way he's 6'! Ahahah
Arch Stanton said on 8/Feb/13
172 is a joke Oreo. That's Charlie Boorman's range and Ewan is easily 2 inches taller. I'd say spot on as its a height which can not look short at all but can look short next to guys over 6ft and uh 5'0 Hispanic Americans...
SAK said on 31/Jan/13
leonari says on 14/Jan/13
Guys as skinny as Ewan and at that height can give a shorter impression...But his far from short or shortish in any way. He is a true average guy.
I am glad you pointed this out. Because many believe that if a person thin, that they automatically look taller.
leonari said on 14/Jan/13
Guys as skinny as Ewan and at that height can give a shorter impression...But his far from short or shortish in any way. He is a true average guy.
MaskDeMasque said on 8/Jan/13
@smith a

5'7? lol. he's clearly 5'9 range.
smith a said on 5/Jan/13
i have a doubt saw the island and mcgregor stands next to djimon hounsou (6ft2.) he looks really short i mean he looks like 5 ft7 can anybody explain me this
2010Ross2010 said on 5/Jan/13
Eva is an idiot. I'm 5'10" & it ain't short!
Silent D said on 13/Dec/12
No way he is 6 foot. He was taller than steve buscemi in the island. 176cm. He does have small proportions but 6 foot is crazy. It is like justin timberlake claiming nearly 6 foot 2.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Dec/12
His parents were on the Charlie Boorman travel adventure thing. He's lucky to be as tall as this. His father is about 5'6" and mother about 5'1".
Dr JJ said on 25/Nov/12
Just seen Nightwatch. Brad Dourif looks taller than him in toilet scene. Nick Nolte towers over him. I cannot see he is more than 5' 8". Brolin is agood bit bigger than him too.
MaskDeMasque said on 11/Oct/12

Uneven Floor? Weird Perspective? Ewan has 5'9 proportions though.
Shaun said on 8/Oct/12
In those pics granted he looks proportionally the exact same height as Matt Damon.
Shaun said on 8/Oct/12
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Rob, something is up here. Footwear advantage or not Ewan Mgregor in no way looks as low as only 1.5 inches taller. if she's 5'8" he looks near 5 ft 11.

With 5 ft 8 Julia Roberts. 5' 9 you say?
MaskDeMasque said on 3/Aug/12
176cm i think. looks slightly more than 5'9.
BigT said on 27/Jul/12
He's 175 cm, barely taller than Graham Norton.
? said on 11/Feb/12
Eva Longoria called him short?!
Silent d said on 29/Jan/12
177cm. Hugh jackman is 188cm.
theodore said on 22/Jan/12
He seemed to be a good 1-2" taller than Michael Douglas (5' 9") in Haywire...
mr sensible said on 19/Jan/12
interesting the range of remarks on height, what is short and tall is not really much open to interpretation, the overall average size of a man in the world is aprox 5',6.5" and about 145 lbs., woman 5' 5" 135 lbs, so as one can see that there is huge range in size of both sexes, geography and ethnicity does obviously have some bearing, for instance if Mr McGregor was riding a bus in China he may very well be the tallest person on the bus, but there are plenty of 6'5" 250 pound Chinamen, they have there own basketball league! Being involved in the film industry myself, to all of you unobservant people, 5,9 tends to be toward the taller end of actors, the camera likes people within a few inches of height, working with huge people such as Craig Nelson, Dan Akroyd, Chevy Chase to name a few is actually somewhat probelmatic, although the differences are apreciated for some roles, it is often neccesary to make adjustments for height as actors,(like one of them standing on a platform) (anyone on camera, newsanchors) have to generally work in very close proximity, when shooting scenes people are practically standing on top of each other, it's just the way film works,
space between people is grossly distorted on camera
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 15/Jan/12
@freak: Your math is off.
shorty said on 31/Dec/11
In Star Wars, he looked way shorter than both Hayden Christensen and Liam Neeson. Even in Deception where he stars alongside Hugh Jackman (who's 6'2'')he does not look to be 5'10''.5'8''to 5'9'' would be my guess.
freak said on 30/Dec/11
he looked at least 3 inches shorter than Hugh Jackman in deception who is 6 ft1, so i think 5-9 is the most he is tall
Silent d said on 29/Dec/11
Not lifts, all shoes hav extra height on the soles. Ewan was def wearing lifts. 177cm.
Godred said on 7/Dec/11
@Shaun - and your assumption that people at 6`2 wouldn`t wear lifts is also absurd,I know someone of that height who does.
Shaun said on 20/Nov/11
I love the way on here that people immediately dismiss the FACT that a star is looking taller than their listing at times and say "oh he must be wearing 3-4 inch lifts". Its plainly absurd.
Shaun said on 20/Nov/11
Silent d says on 16/Nov/11
He looked tall next to craig ferguson and they both were wearing shoes with extra lift but i think ewan had half an inch extra. He looked 181cm on the late late show with craig. 177cm is about right.

Why would a man near 6'2" need to wears shoes with a lift? I'd laugh to high heaven if I found out somebody was wearing a pair of elevator shoes (as I'm sure most would if you take your shoes of in the home!!). Trust me, Ferguson does not wear lifts.
Silent d said on 16/Nov/11
He looked tall next to craig ferguson and they both were wearing shoes with extra lift but i think ewan had half an inch extra. He looked 181cm on the late late show with craig. 177cm is about right.
Silent d said on 23/Oct/11
Ewam has always looked short to me. In the island, he's only 12cm than johansson who i think is 5 foot 4. I'll say he is 176cm max!
Synx said on 17/Oct/11
This guy is frequently in movies with actors much taller than him. I would hardly consider 5'9.5" "a little short". ...5'8" perhaps? Maybe, maybe not.
Shaun said on 16/Oct/11
Spanish man says on 12/Oct/11
I have to say that after see the pictures where McGregor is stand with Jim Carrey who is 1,85 he must be 5,9 max. Honestly.

Jim Carrey is 187cm.
Spanish man said on 12/Oct/11
I have to say that after see the pictures where McGregor is stand with Jim Carrey who is 1,85 he must be 5,9 max. Honestly.
Shaun said on 10/Oct/11
Looked 5'10" on Jonathan Ross. Didn't look at all on the short side.
klem said on 9/Oct/11
@little one

Why are you saying this to me I said the same thing. You probably meant what melb said.
little one said on 8/Oct/11
@Klem - these comments are here on a website about height because...well, it's a website about heights...

Who cares? People who care about people's heights.
klem said on 5/Oct/11
melb says on 1/Oct/11
Who really cares? I'm sure he doesn't get up in the morning and say "Oh crap! I may as well not go outside because I'm only five ft. eleventy inches". HE has a life!

Why are these kind of comments on a website about height??
Yes it is not life-important but this is a website about discussing height for entertainment so chill.
melb said on 1/Oct/11
Who really cares? I'm sure he doesn't get up in the morning and say "Oh crap! I may as well not go outside because I'm only five ft. eleventy inches". HE has a life!
klem said on 22/Sep/11
If he is really 5-8 or even 5-9 he is a little short though. Not real short but a little:P
Short women would notice under average tall guy, I witnessed that many times.
Eva had a tall husband so her kids wont turn out Biber's height.
anon said on 21/Sep/11
haha eva longoria had a husband who was way taller than ewan
but we all saw what happened to that marriage

when you are looking for somone speical
you dont look for height
or eye color or hes bald or has hair
you like someone for who they are

and a midgit like eva even opening her mouth about height should be a crime

ewan is my favorite actor i dont care if he was 5 foot 2 or 5 foot 11

he is amazing he can really act

but my guess is that he is a skinny 5 foot 8 guy

i mean its harder to find this guys height out than brad pitts

see brad pitt is muscular so it is kind of easy to figure pitss height

but ewan is so skinny that you just cant put a height on him

i can tell you he is not a 5 foot 7 guy
but a at very most 5 foot 9
Kostas said on 21/Sep/11 seems the shorter some women are,the higher the standards
klem said on 18/Sep/11
A bummer strong 5-9 guys here, 5 feet nothing Eva will call you short lol.
Shaun said on 18/Sep/11
I still think 176cm is the best estimate.
Shaun said on 18/Sep/11
Heartless says on 15/Aug/11
I've just see some pictures of ewan and Charley Boorman and if Charley is 5'7 idont buy that mcgregor is 5 ft 9.5 he must be 5'8 maximun, there's no way around mcgregor is short.

Boorman, listed at 5'8" made an honest claim that he's 5'7" barefoot. You watch the Mongolia scenes barefoot in Long Way Round and Ewan is two inches taller. He's 5'9".
jake said on 8/Sep/11
Looked a lot taller than Eli Wallach who is probably 5ft4 max now. I can buy McGregor being anywhere in the 5ft9-5ft9.75 range.
Heartless said on 15/Aug/11
I've just see some pictures of ewan and Charley Boorman and if Charley is 5'7 idont buy that mcgregor is 5 ft 9.5 he must be 5'8 maximun, there's no way around mcgregor is short.
mt1 said on 19/Jun/11
So untrue!!!!! I met Ewan a number of years ago when he was in 'Little Malcolm And His Struggle Against The Eunuchs' playing at Hampstead Theatre. I'm 5'9" and he was at least 5'11 (very similar height & build to my own brother actually). Forget all this 5'9" even 5'8" b@llsh*t!!! He's a really nice guy too by the way....
re said on 18/Jun/11
definitely small like 5'9" or something, looks tiny compared to Liam Neeson in Phantom Menace
voiceless dental fricative said on 8/Jun/11
Longoria needs to STFU.
Heartless said on 5/Jun/11
I say Ewan is 5'8-5'8.5 pictures of him and sean bean from the island reveals the sean is taller than him, maybe 3 or 4 centimeters and also in some parts of the movie sean who's listed 5'10 does not look as short as mcgregor.
Gerry said on 1/Jun/11
I doubt he is more than 5'9" barefoot, his costar Hayden Christensen had four inches on him. I met Hayden, and he is 6'1" in shoes, probably 6 feet even barefoot.
John Henry said on 24/Apr/11
Stood waiting at Glasgow Airport one time, and Ewan walked past with this wife.

This was in the late 90's.

I'm 6' 1" barefoot and no way is he taller than 5' 9".

he is though very very lean, so with with a thick heeled shoe on it's easy to see why folk could think him taller.

But he looked 5' 9" max to me.
Legend said on 13/Apr/11
He's 5'8.25 in my opinion.
Shaun said on 9/Apr/11
Yeah 11 and a half stone or 160 pounds would seem about right for Ewan. I'd estimate him at 176cm in his barefeet.
carson said on 4/Apr/11
How is 5'10 a little short? Screw her.
Madi said on 24/Mar/11
5'9 seems about right to me...He didn't seem much taller than Robert Carlyle in Trainspotting and from what I've seen he is around 5'8
ulrich said on 16/Mar/11
he looks more like a guy with 5ft9
Mot said on 1/Mar/11
5'9.5 is ok for McGregor, his weight? 160lbs is ok for you?
Steve B said on 28/Feb/11
Same height as Alec Guinness, how appropriate!
Shaun said on 26/Feb/11
Its strange but 5'9" or 5'10" guys like Mcgregor and Daniel Craig at times can look short asses but at other times can look a decent height.
Shaun said on 26/Feb/11
looks about two inches taller than Emily Blunt
5'8 said on 8/Feb/11
Ewan might be a weak 5'9, some tall ladies could look much taller than him, but maybe they claiming to be shorter, so who knows...
Shaun said on 6/Feb/11
176cm would be spot on. He's a tad over 5'9" but nearer 5'9" than 5'10". Bang on average height I think.
Spanish man said on 5/Feb/11
Grant Heslov with Ewan Mcgregor pics. Ewan is a bit shorter so if Heslov is 1,75 then Mcgregor is about 1,73/1,74. Honestly is my opinion. Althought Hayden towered him some times in SW. Letยดs say 5,9 at the best (1,75). Average.
johno said on 1/Feb/11
sorry i meant, GLENN, whoops
johno said on 1/Feb/11
- wasnt that much taller then 5'7 flat rob in that old picture, 5'7.5 is his max height...
TruebloodFan said on 8/Jan/11
@Shaun says on 7/Nov/10
Sorry but Ewan is NOT a lift wearer. I've seen him barefoot next to 5'7" Charlie Boorman and he's minimum 5'9".

Agreed. 5ft9. The only movies he was lifted were Star Wars, because of Liam Neeson's height, and he had to be a bit shorter than Christensen...
5ft8&proud said on 7/Jan/11
Take a good look at Ewan and his co-star Cameron Diaz in "A Life Less Ordinary". I say 5'8" tops.
Canopus said on 24/Nov/10
Also, in Moulin Rouge, he's at least 2" shorter than Nicole Kidman, 5'10.5" on here - though she may be 6'. That is with them trying to hiding the height difference.
Canopus said on 24/Nov/10
He was on Ellen Degeneres and I couldn't believe how short he was. Probably 5'8ish, 5'9 at the tallest.
Shaun said on 7/Nov/10
Sorry but Ewan is NOT a lift wearer. I've seen him barefoot next to 5'7" Charlie Boorman and he's minimum 5'9".
Shaun said on 7/Nov/10
He looks 5'9" flat next to 6'1.5" Pierce Brosnan. Between 4 and 5 inches shorter. Looks 5'9.5" next to 6'1.5" Jim Carrey.

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