Jtm said on 26/Sep/23
beatty listed 6'1.25 here now and claims 6'1 but some reason several posters here believe he was taller.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Sep/23
There are scenes in Bonnie and Clyde where there is a very noticeable difference between Gene Hackman and Warren Beatty, hard to see them both at 6 ft 2!!
said on 14/Sep/23
@Rob sense Caine got downgraded doesn't that mean Hackman is a weak 6'2
It's also a good possibility.
Jtm said on 3/Jun/23
he looks taller than caine to me and he is clearly slouching with connery and plus less footwear.
said on 1/Jun/23
Hong, I'd say by the then they'd both lost a bit.
Here they are back in the day Click Here
They look pretty identical to be honest, Hackman has a longer head than Caine which might distort things. I can see a case for Gene getting 6ft1¾ as well but not less.
Connery edged him Click Here Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/May/23
I'd still keep Gene at a flat 6ft2, right between Caine and Connery
said on 27/Apr/23
Hey Rob, although there could be quite a lot of 6ft 2 or taller adult males at their peak, are there fewer in that height range once they reach their 90's?
Since the average 90 year old will have lost near 3 inches, the percentage who are still 6ft 2 will be a lot less - equivalent to the 6ft 5 men of that era in terms of percentiles.
said on 17/Apr/23Click Here
Here is Gene with Caine,they do look similar in height,both guys just shy of 6ft2 peak in my opinion.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Apr/23
He looks totally unrecognizable there Gerald! Hope he's OK, he's looking extremely thin there for him. Looked about the same height as Michael Caine I thought, you could argue a little under 6'2, but could look it in a lot of films.
said on 6/Apr/23
Rob, how tall is Hackman looking nowadays?
At his age he may be heading towards 5ft 11-11.5
Philip550 said on 13/Mar/23
He is around 5'10 now.
Rory said on 11/Mar/23
Yh a lot slimmer now. No idea what his height is today, but my guess would be 5ft10/11 range. Peak I think 6ft1.75/6ft2.
said on 10/Mar/23Click Here
Here's the most recent pics of Gene, he looks very different, almost unrecognizable.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/23
210lbs I think in 70’s-90’s. Naturally broad…
MareZ said on 28/Feb/23
Hey Rob, he's referred to as 185 pounds, but I think it's a lot more. 185 as a young man in the 60' but in the 90' already it was much more about 220.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jan/23
If you watch the movie, the difference between Hackman and Cusack isn’t as big but Gene probably had lost some by then.
Roughly an inch between them. But John could be 6ft2 and change. At the time of retirement I still place Gene in 6ft1 zone.
berta said on 7/Jan/23
thif reagan was 183 at that point then 187 looks likely. But youu cant just judge by one photo. back to back there was probably close to 2 inches. Gene was of course never over 6´2 but never under legit 187. 187,5 rounded up to 188.
Sandy Cowell said on 24/Dec/22
It sure is different watching Gene on the wrong side of the law!
(Bonnie and Clyde).
Griffith said on 16/Oct/22
Wow 6"2 gene hackman looking at him in superman movies he's looking like 5'9 guy ..Wow
Hong said on 26/Aug/22
@JordanG it looks too me that Hackman is looking max 6ft.5 next to Cusack,I can see more than an inch between them,could be also 6ft flat in comparison.
said on 21/Aug/22
@Hong and @Rampage(-_-_-)Clover,
I believe Gene's hat is giving him an advantage here and I'm going by the eye line. Not only that, John is slouching. Gene's eye line is RIGHT at the tip of John's nose. I'm 5'11 and when I had my picture taken with John Cusack, my eye line was SLIGHTLY lower than Gene's is in that scene.
I remember Rob saying that if the eye line matches up with the nose, it's usually about 3 inches.
Here I am with John Cusack:
With my sneakers, I was about 6'0 and John had boots on, probably giving him an inch MAYBE a tad more. I'd say with footwear, we're about 6'0 and 6'3. Doesn't it look similar to John and Gene?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jul/22
6ft1 range with Cusack
Hong said on 16/Jun/22
@JordanG,in my opinion, Hackman is looking 6ft.5 next to Cusack in that clip,so by aged 75 he looks to have lost almost 2 inches from peak.Now aged 92 he is probably around 5ft11.
said on 11/Jun/22
I'm not sure if links to GIFs will work BUT there is a scene with John Cusack and Gene Hackman from 2005 in Runaway Jury. I have a feeling Gene is 6'0 here. I can confirm that John is indeed 6'2 or at least has that appearance since I met him at a convention!
Yeah John looked an inch taller there
Tall Sam said on 12/May/22
I think he was a good candidate for 6’1.75” but I could see going with 6’2” as his peak too. Hackman was a great actor and screen presence, but could be a difficult person to be around.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/May/22
Sinclair, he’s not doing anything in acting these days so there’s no point really giving him a peak and current
Sinclair said on 10/Mar/22
Well, if Gene Hackman is still 6’2” today at 92 years of age (and I think he was only ever 6’1.5” at peak), then he has accomplished another major achievement.
Tall In The Saddle said on 19/Nov/21
Are those photos actually that recent? I saw some photos of Gene from a while ago and he looked as you described and even then, somewhat gaunt and frail. Probably more noticeable compared to the husky guy he was when younger.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Oct/21
I think he had to have been close enough to 6ft2 on the nose
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Oct/21
I've seen recent photos of him where he's lookin quite gaunt and frail but they don't really offer much perspective on his height. I reckon he has a fair bit of height though
Tall In The Saddle said on 13/Sep/21
It would interesting to see how Gene stands currently. I hope he’s doing okay but I get the feeling that we won’t be seeing anymore of Hackman in terms of photos or vision. Perhaps it’s the exception to the rule for 90 + guys like Eastwood to remain solidly in the public eye. Most retire quietly and perhaps prefer people to remember as they once were. 90 + is no mean age but actors or not, things will start to give.
MichaelMyers said on 12/Sep/21
6'2" peak. And since he's now 91 years old, I'm wondering what his current height would be.
Canson said on 26/Aug/21
@Rampage: he may have been the full 6’2” peak. Not sure when he began losing his height. But in Heist he looked a full 2” shorter than Delroy Lindo. That was 2001. Now I also don’t think Lindo was a full 6’4 guy. Maybe what Rob lists him though because I actually get a taller impression of him than I do Conan. I have Conan 6’3.5” flat in the afternoon for his peak maybe a hair over and maybe just a hair under or right at 6’3.5” today. He looks the same
Sonny Black said on 24/Aug/21
I’m watching No Way Out (‘87) atm and he seems shorter than 6’1 Costner.
David Tang said on 23/Jul/21
Dr Decker said on 17/Jul/21
Totally 6-2 peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jul/21
Actually, he's not standing quite as well as Reagan...potentially 6ft2 in that photo
6ft1¾ is the bare minimum, no less
Popper plop said on 4/Jul/21
Looks 6-2 at peak.
David Tang said on 23/Jun/21
viper said on 20/May/21
I love extreme measures
Havnt seen it in a while
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/May/21
I saw Gene in the film 'Extreme Measures' the other week, starring alongside Hugh Grant. I wouldn't say Gene towered over Hugh but there was a noticeable difference.
Rory said on 16/May/21
Could quite often look more 6ft1 than 6ft2 in Mississippi Burning but then did look close to 6ft2 besides Lee Ermey in one scene. Plus he was 58 by then so possibly a small loss incurred. I think 6ft1.75 prime is the best fit for Hackman. Perfectly entitled to claim 6ft2, but probably got down to 187cm at night.
Tall In The Saddle said on 9/May/21
I guess the Reagan photo is a bit deceiving because on one hand Gene’s eye level doesn’t appear to be much higher than Reagan’s but then Gene’s forehead is notably that much longer. Based on where you would estimate the tops of their bare heads to be I would say Gene has an easy 2” advantage.
Interesting to see how Gene is looking these days. Not necessarily for just height purposes but general appearance also. Getting into your 90s is no mean feat.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/May/21
Looking at that photo with Reagan again...if Ronald was still for argument sake closer to 6ft than 5ft11, Gene is still close to 6ft2 there. Like Connery and Caine, he was another that held on to his height as he aged.
Rory, that mark at worst I think...still feel a normal flat 6ft2 guy in his prime
Rory said on 28/Apr/21
6ft1.75 is definitely possible peak but 6ft1 flat isnt. He wouldn't have lost height by the time of The Conversation, he was only early 40s at the time.
jano said on 24/Apr/21
Its funny for me that there are people thinking here that Hackman was a true full 6 ft 2 inch and the Rock is only 6 foot 2, i am sure that a mid 40 Rock is at least 4 cm taller then a mid 40 Hackman. I would give Hackman 187 cm young 186 cm in conversation, 185.5 cm in crimson tide.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Apr/21
6ft1 flat for Hackman puts Costner closer to 6ft
Not a chance
Hong said on 7/Apr/21
Hackman always looked like a typical 6ft1 guy too me,which is tall for his generation.
Miiiiiiighty_- said on 3/Apr/21
People claiming Gene looks 6ft in Mississipi Burning next to Dafoe must be on drugs.
He is absolutely towering him in many scenes, and in the one when they see KKK members arriving in town in car just before Gene goes in the barber shop, you can see when they have good posture Dafoe is 1in below Hackman's eyelevel at least.
Jtm said on 30/Mar/21
there was actually one short scene that he really towered over dafoe in mississippi burning.
said on 29/Mar/21Click Here
Dafoe with 6ft.25 listed Robert Pattinson.Pattinson gives off a taller impression next to Dafoe IMO.Dafoe has probably shrunk a little.I personal think Hackman was 6ft1 peak.
Jtm said on 27/Mar/21
now we are arguing 6'0? he was 4-5 inches taller than john cazale in the conversation. if he was 6'0 peak then cazale was 5'7 and that is most definitely not the case. if you want to bring up the harrison ford comparison then look at ford's footwear.
said on 27/Mar/21Click Here
Here's another pic of them.
said on 26/Mar/21Click Here
Here's Gene with 5ft7 listed William Dafoe,Gene is not looking 7 inches taller,more like 5 or max 5 .5 inches,basically he's looking a solid 6ft guy would look next to a 5ft7 guy.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/Mar/21
Thought that Willem Dafoe makes Hackman look 6'0 in Mississippi Burning.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Feb/21
6ft2 overall I think is fair, fraction under at worst
David duFresne said on 12/Feb/21
I think he shrunk early in his 50s or possibly even 40s, or just exhibited bad posture due to being overweight. While 6'1 flat guys can be considered big in most countries when they have a wide frame like Hackman did, it would be hard for him to come off as tall as often as he did especially back in the 70s. I know in Europe heights have increased massively since then, but in the US our average has been stable if not declined a bit. 70s Hackman was 6'2. By the time of Hoosiers he was probably under this.
Almost 180cm guy
said on 11/Feb/21
Here are two other photos of Hackman alongside Monica and Morgan: Click Here Click Here
Let me ask you again - Rob, how tall do you think Hackman was at 70 and does Morgan still have a chance of 6ft 2.5?
Canson said on 31/Jan/21
@Tall in the Saddle: I wonder if he had lost some height by then
Almost 180cm guy
said on 30/Jan/21
Today, when Hackman is 91, he is definitely not over 6 feet. Though I wonder how tall he could have been when he was 70. I found some photos of him next to Morgan Freeman and Monica Bellucci from 2000: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Personally, I am not rule out 5ft 7.25 for Monica. Although Gene and Monica in these photos made Morgan looked like a good 6ft 2.5. Rob, if we believe in comfortable 189 cm for Morgan and about 171 cm for Monica, how tall did Hackman looked 21 years ago?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jan/21
The photo with Reagan is a toughie...
Jtm said on 21/Jan/21
interesting he was shirter than jim brown considering the consensus is that brown wasn't over 6'2 himself.
slim 6'1 said on 20/Jan/21
187cm, the average guess has him 👍
Tall In The Saddle said on 18/Jan/21
There's a movie called RIOT 1969 on YouTube and 6'2" Jim Brown looked to hold about 1/2 inch but no more over Hackman. Very close in height, the type of small difference that can see saw between either even or alight edge to the taller man. You can see the difference when both properly postured, similar to the 1/2 inch difference observed between Brown and 6'2.5" Ali.
said on 15/Jan/21
peak and current?
I'd left Gene at a peak mark as he is mostly keeping himself out of the limelight last few years.
The5'11Dude said on 12/Jan/21
In the photo, if Reagan was about 6"0.25, then Hackman is looking a solid 6'1, I think both men lost some height by then.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Jan/21
Doesn't quite look 6ft2 with Reagan
James B 172cm
said on 8/Jan/21
rob hackman looks 6'1.5 or even 6'1.25 if regan was 5ft11.75/6ft in the 80s.
Hackman could have been about 6ft 1.5 there, whether he had lost a fraction by then? Maybe...Reagan certainly did lose height by that point, but not that much.
said on 6/Jan/21
Rob, what would you say was the height difference in the picture between Reagan and Hackman? I'd have said maybe 1.75 inches?
I'd have said maybe 1.5 inches
Slim 6'1" said on 20/Dec/20
186.5-187 at his low
Canson said on 18/Dec/20
I never thought he was a weak 6’2 at his peak. Looked the full thing but maybe he was. Tall in the Saddle made good points. Especially in Heist he wasn’t 6’2 there but that was 2001
Spencer said on 16/Dec/20
Weak 6'2" peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Dec/20
I suppose a weak 6ft2 isn’t impossible.
Tall Sam said on 14/Nov/20
Even if Reagan was under six foot by then (I don't see him under 5'11") I think Hackman pulls of right near 6'2".
Disappointed to hear he was reportedly a mean huge crank on the set of the Royal Tannenbaum, maybe he was just disillusioned with making movies at that point not long before his retirement movies, but its no excuse for being abusive to a young filmmaker like Wes Anderson. From what I've read Hackman was a guy who always struggled with anger issues, big fan of his anyway.
Hong said on 11/Nov/20
@TALL In The Saddle,to me Reagan was looking more 5 ft11 range by his early seventies,Hackman in his early fifties? in the pic looks around 6 ft1 max in comparison.
Tall In The Saddle said on 10/Nov/20
Thanks for the photo. The question is how tall Reagan himself was standing at that time. Reagan hit the 70 yo mark by 1981. If Reagan was 6'1/2" peak he might've been down to 5'10.5"-5'11" by the time of the snap?
said on 2/Nov/20Click Here
Here's Gene with Ronald Reagan some time in the eighties.
Slim 6'1" said on 25/Oct/20
Jtm said on 18/Oct/20
he was a couple inches taller than richard harris in hawaii but there is different opinions on harris's height so probably not a reliable comparison. i tried comparing him with Max von Sydow but it was difficult with all the camera angles and posture difference.
Tall In The Saddle said on 14/Oct/20
I actually see Gene holding the edge in the photo you linked but still feel Gene himself wasn't quite 6'2" peak.
Arch Stanton said on 12/Oct/20
Not convinced on the 188. I have a hard time believing actors like Dalton, O'Toole and Garner were shorter.
Hong said on 12/Oct/20
Caine has the edge there.
said on 11/Oct/20Click Here
Here's Gene with Michael Caine.
Tall In The Saddle said on 5/Oct/20
I thought early/young Hackman held up reasonably well for an arguable 6'2" or close to it. However, later at an age when one wouldn't assume much height loss if any, there were comparisons, at least to me, that seemed to suggest Hackman to be around the 6'1.5" mark. For me, Hackman is one of those guys that could rate around 6'2" for 80 per cent of the time but that bit less for the balance of comparisons. Not a solid estimate guy like, say peak Goldblum, who held up strongly for 6'4.25" at every turn. There wouldn't be a lot in it but I would guess Connery at full attention would have the edge but I'm not 100% on that.
Canson said on 2/Oct/20
@Tall in the Saddle and Tall Sam: I’ve been on the site for 5 years and I too am still curious as to who is taller between the two. It can go either way next to others in pics. Meaning Hackman and Connery. I could see the argument for Caine being shorter but in the beginning I assumed it was an open/ shut case and that Hackman would’ve edged Connery but evidence tells me now maybe not. I do know that Hackman still looked at least 6’1.5” in Heist in 2001. I have Delroy Lindo as a weak 6’4” peak similar to how Rob lists him. Maybe 6’3.5” but prob not less
Canson said on 2/Oct/20
@Tall in the Saddle and Tall Sam: I’ve been on the site for 5 years and I too am still curious as to who is taller between the two. It can go either way next to others in pics
Tall Sam said on 1/Oct/20
@Tall in the Saddle
I could see that Caine could quite possibly be a peak 6'1.75" guy. You might be right there that the young Caine often stood a little straighter than Connery. Hackman is another guy that could be more 6'1.75" peak. They could've been hard to pick out from guys today like Tom Hiddleston, Chris Pratt, Mahershala Ali.
Tall In The Saddle said on 30/Sep/20
I'm the same. Connery and Caine very similar and I generally don't see the advantage that many give Connery. Some time back I linked a scene from THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING when they both stand to attention together, march into a room and then march out. Only in that scene can I see a clear .5" to Connery without any undue advantage or disadvantage to either man. Generally, otherwise, I feel that Caine's posture was better held than Connery's which might've lent to Caine appearing closer in height than he was.
Strangely, a number of promo photos from that movie do depict Aykroyd as appearing slightly taller. In truth, the real vision from the movie appears to indicate Hackman as holding the slight advantage but no more than .5"
Tall Sam said on 25/Sep/20
There's lot of occasions where you can see Michael Caine and Sean Connery and I have a hard time seeing a half inch between them...I maybe could see defending a weak cm for Connery but they are basically very similar height IMO.
said on 24/Sep/20Click Here
Here's 59 year old Gene with 6ft1 Dan Aykroyd,Hackman looks more 6ft.05 in comparison .
Tall In The Saddle
said on 7/Sep/20
Found this pic of Gene at 89 yo, tagged as being the first pic taken of him in 10 years. As far as I can find, it's the most recent. No one to compare him with but he looks reasonably well postured and proportioned in his own right, particularly for his age. Understandably, he is somewhat thinner.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Aug/20
I really think Caine was shortest of those three
Sinclair said on 7/Aug/20
Particularly after seeing those photos of Sean Connery and Hackman together in A Bridge Too Far, I feel certain Connery was the taller man but not by much. I think Michael Caine had an even lesser edge on Hackman than Connery did, but it is hard to be sure that Caine was taller than Hackman. I’d estimate 6’1.5” for Hackman, 6’1.75” for Caine, 6’2” for Connery. Rob, who do you think was the tallest and the shortest of these three acting legends, when they were at their peaks?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Aug/20
Tall In The Saddle
said on 26/Jul/20
A collection of pics from A BRIDGE TOO FAR. Hackman and Connery's only movie appearance together. Unfortunately I have never seen the actual movie.
Not perfect but not a bad collection of images to get some idea of Hackman v Connery. Little to choose between them but if I had to, it would be Connery by a slight edge. I have Sean 6'1.75" max., so I would guess Hackman at either the same or touch less at 6'1.5". In later years at least, photos of Hackman and Caine together seem to indicate a slight edge to Gene.
Jtm said on 25/Jul/20
I actually think Caine was more 6'1.
Tall Sam said on 19/Jul/20
I could see Connery, Hackman, as well as Michael Caine being of similar height, weak 6'2" guys. Would be interesting to see him near someone like Chris Pratt today.
Canson said on 19/Jul/20
I doubt Denzel was ever 6’ 3/8
Rory said on 18/Jul/20
Hackman looked about 2cm taller than Denzel in Crimson tide. I can understand why you might think of them as being the same because the difference was small, but still noticeable.the scene at the beginning where they shake hands highlights this. Hackman was 64/65 then so say a good half inch lost. I think at that point Denzel 6ft3/8ths and Hackman 6ft1 1/8th.
houss said on 18/Jul/20
It's impossible for him to be more than 6ft , i saw him yesterday in a movie next to Morgan Freeman he looked 2 inches shorter than him
Canson said on 16/Jul/20
@Rampage: I agree with you. I still can’t tell who Would be taller between Hackman and Connery.
Rory said on 15/Jul/20
Hackman was definitely taller than Denzel in Crimson Tide. When they shake hands at the beggining he clearly edges him and thereafter. That being said the difference looked less than an inch I'd say. If Denzel was 6ft0.25 then Hackman looked 6ft1, or alternatively Denzel 6ft0.5 and Hackman 6ft1.25. Difficult to say how much Hackman had lost by that point, you'd expect a good half inch though. Possibly from a weak 6ft2 prime to a solid 6ft1 by mid 90s.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jul/20
Hackman I would keep at 6ft2, there’s enough out there showing him to be a little under and a little over this mark.
Beatty I would give 6ft1½
Jtm said on 7/Jul/20
He was also taller than Beatty in Lilith. I guess that proves Hackman was 6'2 or very close and Beatty was never over 6'1.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jul/20
Looked a strong 6ft2 in Bonnie & Clyde...an inch on Warren Beatty
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jun/20
6ft2 peak is fine...still looked close to it in the 90’s
HeightRealist said on 17/May/20
Peak a strong 6 foot guy. I would say 6'0.5 might be possible. 6'2 is impossible. Clearly shorter than an old shrunken clint eastwood.
Hong said on 23/Feb/20
Looked the same height as Denzel Washington in Crimson tide, back in 95 when he was aged 65.Washington was in the 6ft.05 range.That would be a 1.5 inch loss for Hackman by 65 years old.I personally believe Hackman was a solid 6ft1 guy peak.
Kimberly said on 29/Dec/19
People are getting a little crazy about this guy's height I suppose I believe he was maybe six two who would want to argue about that to the point of name-calling let's suffice it to say he was a pretty tall man
Ian C. said on 21/Sep/19
Oops. I just went back to look at the French Connection scenes with Eddie Egan, and Egan wasn't short. He looked to be around six feet tall-a burly, tough-looking Irishman.
You know how sometimes you come up with a clever thought that you like so much that you ignore the evidence that it isn't correct? That's what I did here. Sorry about that.
Ian C. said on 20/Sep/19
Come to think of it, Eddie Egan, who was the police detective who cracked the French Connection case in real life, was in the movie The French Connection. (He played Walt Simonson, Popeye's boss.) Egan was kind of short. Gene Hackman looked more like a policeman (as I imagine they must look) than Egan.
Hmm. Suppose you wanted to make a movie about a German chancellor who set out to conquer Europe. Would you hire an actor who was five foot nine and stout, and had a silly moustache? Well no.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Aug/19
Saw Get Shorty the other night and I’m convinced he was still close to 6ft2 then. He had more height over Travolta than Dennis Farina and James Gandolfini...and was 2in below Delroy Lindo (weak 6ft4)
Tall Sam said on 7/Aug/19
The cutoff, Ian C., in the US I believe is 5'7" for men to be police officers (and 5'2" for women so quite small), a lot of cops I see are within average height range but are in better than average shape. A lot I've seen are even shortish but bulky (a bit of fat but strong) like Michael Chiklis type. Hackman was a true everyman and could be believable play a guy doing ordinary jobs, and also barking orders to a bunch of detectives.
Ian C. said on 29/Jun/19
Hackman actually looked like a real policeman which is one of the many reasons why his performance in The French Connection movies is so good. It is a simple thing to compile a list of movies with actors playing cops who were badly miscast. Al Pacino has played a policeman in at least five movies that I can think of, which is ridiculous. Even Clint Eastwood, with his Elvis hair, looks miscast as Dirty Harry. Frank Sinatra has played a cop and so have Richard Dreyfuss and Billy Crystal, all short and physically ordinary men.
Of course, I'm assuming that real cops are big and tall, which as far as I know is true. In Canada we have the Mounties, who have a minimum height requirement of five foot ten for male applicants. But you don't have to be just tall, you've got to be built like a hockey player, and probably the first question they ask you when you apply to be a cop is, what sports did you play in high school.
movieguy12 said on 31/May/19
Edged out Lee Marvin in Prime Cut and didn't look much shorter than 6'4'' Gregory Walcott in same film. I doubt Hackman was under 6'2''.
RichardSpain said on 29/Apr/19
He never was a solid 188cm barefoot
Maybe 186-187cm in peak. Nowadays 184/185 barefoot
Canson said on 22/Apr/19
He actually looked taller than Smith at points in Enemy of the state. Maybe they’re similar back in 1998 when it came out. He looked about 2” shorter than Delroy Lindo in heist and Lindo always looked a 6’3” ranger maybe weak 6’4 peak
Hong said on 12/Apr/19
He looked similar in height to Denzal Washington in crimson tide,and about 1inch shorter than Will Smith in enemy of the state,6ft.05 in his sixties, and at peak I would say more 6ft1 range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Mar/19
He held on to 6ft2 for years
Canson said on 1/Mar/19
Enemy of the State was filmed before Heist. He actually could look taller than Will Smith in some scenes. He was definitely over 6’1” in the film and I would give him the edge if he stood straight with Smith
Tkazi said on 21/Feb/19
Looks 6'3" in Superman
Jtm said on 26/Jan/19
maybe hackman was standing in a ditch or something in quick and the dead because i believe crowe is more like 5'9.5 or a weak 5'10 at best and dicaprio a strong 5'10. hackman still looked over 6'0 with sigourney weaver in heartbreakers.
James Keffer (185 cm)
said on 25/Jan/19
Didn't really look much taller than Russell Crowe (5'11) in the quick and the dead. He also didn't look any taller than Leonardo DiCaprio
(6'0.25) in that movie. In the 90s, he didn't look much, if any taller than 183 cm but he could've been 6'2 peak or at least close.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Jan/19
I think a prime Hackman was 188cm on the nose which Wilson looks today. Both in prime though Wilson would be 1-2cm taller than Hackman
said on 30/Dec/18
Rob, who would you say would measure a bit taller, a Prime Gene Hackman or a late 50's Thomas F. Wilson?
I'd say wilson still looks a fairly tall man today, but he might look very similar to a 30 year old Hackman.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Dec/18
Hackman looked this well into the 90’s and by his last film still over 6ft1. Hard to say how much he’s lost but I reckon similar to Connery
Canson said on 9/Nov/18
@Rob: he still looked pretty close to 6’2” in Heist but that was 17 years ago
Canson said on 10/Oct/18
@Rampage: not sure how much he’s lost today
Rory said on 22/Sep/18
I felt in Enemy of the state he looked the same next to will smith as Evander Holyfield looked next to Smith, a fraction shorter. He was probably a decent 6ft1 aged 67/68 and in his prime I'd say not a solid 6ft2 but close enough to claim and retain his 6ft2 listing. 6ft1.75 at night.
said on 5/Aug/18
how come gene Hackman has not lost height at his age. and someone a lot younger like hugh jackman has?
Gene is more out of the limelight so was left at his peak. He probably isn't over 6ft these days.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/May/18
Well in 1995 he would have been in his 40’s so probably still at his peak.
Canson said on 25/Apr/18
@Rampage: not sure if he is today. At his peak I could believe it
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Mar/18
Canson, Lindo is 6ft4
Canson said on 17/Mar/18
Can look 6’1.75-6’2.25 honestly. With Delroy lindo he didn’t look but maybe 2” shorter tops maybe 1.5-2” so if Lindo is 6’3 range he’s likely even at an older age still 6’1.5ish
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Mar/18
He could look 189cm in Bonnie & Clyde.
Berta said on 16/Mar/18
187.5 is probably fair. So the lsting is about rifht. The question is how nolte was pretty mutch the same height in flat shoes in the movie under fire.
Paleman said on 1/Mar/18
It's hard to believe he stood any shorter than 6'2" at his peak. I remember a scene in The Conversation where he's walking down the street and he looks way, way taller than everybody else. He could've been six foot one and a half, but any claims at flat 6'1" are just ridiculous.
Newman said on 1/Mar/18
There seems to be a lot of people here convinced he was the full 6ft 2. I'm not convinced; I think he was more 6-1, possibly a half inch taller.
He only looked about half an inch taller than 6ft Nick Nolte in the 1983 film Under Fire.
Someone mentioned "No Way Out" below. I've seen this film a few times now and there's plenty of stills on Google. He DIDN'T look taller than 1m85 Kevin Costner. I don't know, maybe Kevin loaded up his shoes; it's been suggested elsewhere on this website.
Hackman is a great actor by the way, he's been in some fantastic films, but I don't think he looked the full 6-2.
Jordan87 said on 26/Feb/18
I enjoyed French Connection 2, Hackman's performance when he was getting off Heroin was amazing to say the least. He was also taller than Every single person he shared a scene with in French Connection 2, I just watched it this past Sunday.
Take a Look at him as he walks the streets with 50 + People. He is taller than everybody.
Tall Sam said on 31/Jan/18
I agree, Hackman looked like a big dude in his 70s films, in a movie like Scarecrow with Al Pacino, he towers easily over most of the other actors, Superman across from Christopher Reeve was the first time I can think where he's noticeably shorter than another actor. Roy Scheider and Hackman were great actors.
Jordan87 said on 29/Jan/18
Hackman looked very tall in The French Connection, Just watched it this weekend for the first time in a very long time. Side Note Hackman was very believable in that role, guy is a Great Actor.
Again, He was Next to 5'9 Roy Scheider in that Flick most of the time, but nevertheless was notably taller than most everyone, even in the Hood Bar Scene.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jan/18
He still looked near 6ft2 in Unforgiven and Get Shorty. At worst he might have been 187cm. I think like Connery and Caine he held on to just about all of his height in his 60's
Rory said on 6/Jan/18
A 6ft2 guy who is nearing 88 years old you'd expect to be solid 5ft11 range.
Canson said on 3/Jan/18
He doesn’t look only 6’ today prob 6’1
Canson said on 2/Jan/18
I think he was a full 6’2” at his peak. Still looked a strong 6’1- weak 6’2” in Heist with Delroy Lindo
Mister lennon said on 2/Jan/18
He is about a solid 6 today. Or even a strong one.
No less than a weak 6'2 peak.
Dreampuffe(5'9.5") said on 30/Dec/17
5’9”?! What the f@#!
That’s just... wow.
Dreampuffe(5'9.5") said on 30/Dec/17
5’9”?! What the f@#!
Richard said on 30/Dec/17
Hackman is 88 now, he could easily have lost four inches in height.
berta said on 29/Dec/17
i think averqg guess is littel to low. he was no legit 188 cm man but not under 187 peak
said on 29/Dec/17
give me a break troll
Anonymous said on 27/Dec/17
Hackman was 6'1" as a younger man, and 5'9" today.
Mister lennon said on 22/Dec/17
6'2 in every film in his peak and even after his peak.
Richard said on 21/Dec/17
Hackman never looked a full 6'2" in any film. 6'1.5" maximum.
Mister lennon said on 20/Dec/17
He looked 6'2 too in that movie.
James said on 19/Dec/17
He looked 6'1" in "No Way Out" in 1986. Anyway it depends what shoes he was wearing.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Dec/17
Still looked 6ft2 in No Way Out...
said on 16/Dec/17
Rob, are any of these possible in the future?
6ft1¾(187.3cm): Michael Caine, Lee Marvin, Hugo Weaving, Julian McMahon, Matthew Goode, Chris Noth, Bill Clinton, Tamer Hassan, Jim Brown, Brett Dalton, Jeff Bridges, Alastair Duncan, Flo Rida, David Gandy, Timothy Dalton, Paul Walker, Julian Clary, Julian Assange, Toby Leonard Moore, Dylan Neal, Robert Leeshock, Sam Smith, Stephen Tompkinson, James Lafferty, Sean Kingston, Eric Cantona
6ft2¼(188.6cm): Sean Connery, John Cusack, William Baldwin, DB Woodside, Jerry O'Connell, Lee Van Cleef, Peter O'Toole, Samuel L. Jackson, Nick Chinlund, Donald Trump, Peter Stormare, Ryan Reynolds, Adam Driver, Will Poulter, Brian Thompson, Chris Tarrant, Martin Clunes, Triple H, Brock Lesnar, Kris Marshall, Diedrich Bader, Louis Theroux, Stephen Tobolowsky, Richard T. Jones, Rocky Johnson, Alistair McGowan, James Cameron
Some of them maybe should be left alone but they're just rough guesses
some of them are certainly possible and you could argue many of them as being that fraction different than the current listing.
Canson said on 16/Dec/17
I think Peak he may have been 6’2”. He’s 2” shorter than Delroy lindo in Heist max. My guess is both had lost height or maybe Lindo never was a true 6’4. May have been 6’3.5 peak
said on 15/Dec/17
He looked 6'2 or very close in wvery movie in the 60s and 70s. He was it and he looked it.
And he is a great actor.
Stop the troll
he still looked taller than Costner in No Way Out, so unless Costner was only 6ft, I'm struggling to imagine Hackman just 6ft 1 - although in the 90's he could seem nearer that mark...
James said on 13/Dec/17
Hackman the one-note "actor" only looked 6'1" in "The French Connection", the film that made him famous when he was already in his 40s.
Mister lennon said on 13/Dec/17
Trolling again and over again.
6'2 peak. He was it and he looked it.
James said on 12/Dec/17
He looked 6'1" at his peak. I've no idea why he was meant to be a star, he was already well into middle age and was the same from one film to another.
Dreampuffe(5'9.5") said on 11/Dec/17
He’s a good 6’2”
Scoobydoo said on 2/Nov/17
Gene Hackman young in peak 187 /188 cm barefoot
Gene Hackman in his fifty years old 185-186cm barefoot.
Rory said on 21/Sep/17
I really don't get people who deny height loss. It's quite obvious at times. You only have to see certain older men with disproportionately long legs and yet they only look 5'10 or w,e it's clear that they've lost height in their back.
Jordan87 said on 8/Sep/17
Nah people could shrink over an 1" in their lifetime although they have to be an old timer usually to do so. I agree with you people certainly seem to over exaggerate the losses. Some idiots really think Dolph Lundgren already lost 2" of height at age 60. Those are called fanboys.
jervis said on 6/Sep/17
Wrong Doc, its on average 1 inch by 70 years old and 2 inches by 80 years old, Rampage is correct.I have researched this a lot.
Doc said on 5/Sep/17
Rampage Clover - people do not shrink anything over 0.5-1 inch over lifetime. Check medical articles about it before claiming an almost 2 inch shrink, rofl.
PS Looked approx 1 inch shorter than Will Smith in the Enemy of the State.
Jug said on 2/Sep/17
Looked barely an inch shorter than Christopher Reeve standing next to him in Superman. Reeve was wearing his flat boots and Hackman was in normal shoes. Hackman was a strong 6'2 at peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Sep/17
He's probably 184cm today like fellow former 6ft2 guys Caine and Connery
James said on 22/Aug/17
In some scenes in "Prime Cut" Hackman looked two inches taller than Lee Marvin.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Aug/17
Hackman made Lee Marvin look 185...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Aug/17
I think he still looked 187cm in Get Shorty and The Birdcage...
Richardspain said on 6/Aug/17
In French Connection he seems 187cm is possible he was a solid 187 than a strong 188cm.
187 cm to Hackman and Caine barefoot in peak and 188 cm to Connery is ok
Arch Stanton said on 3/Aug/17
Hackman was barely taller than Leo Di Caprio in The Quick and the Dead, like an inch tops!
Mister lennon said on 28/Jul/17
Hackman was 188 peak.
James said on 27/Jul/17
Hackman was 187 cm at his peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jul/17
190.1cm out of bed
James said on 26/Jul/17
I did. Caine was always slightly shorter than Connery.
James said on 26/Jul/17
Caine was always about half an inch shorter.
Richardspain said on 24/Jul/17
James, can you watch the pictures that I shared please?
James said on 23/Jul/17
Caine was never the same height as Connery.
Mister lennon said on 22/Jul/17
Caine was a strong 6'1 peak. Connery, strong 6'2. Hackman was 6'2.
Canson said on 21/Jul/17
@James: can't say I haven't done that before lol
Mark said on 21/Jul/17
I just watched a 1973 Gene Hackman film called Scarecrow he looked very tall.Hackman towered over his co-star Pacino looked about 6ft 3
James said on 21/Jul/17
Caine was 6'1". Connery was 6'1.5".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jul/17
188cm is a perfect fit for him because he could look 187cm at times and then 189cm on other occasions.
I put him right between Caine (weak 6ft2) and Connery (strong 6ft2)
Mister lennon said on 21/Jul/17
He looked 6'2. Every bit of it.
James said on 21/Jul/17
Hackman looked 6'1" maximum in "The French Connection".
Mister lennon said on 20/Jul/17
Hackmam was a clear 6'2 at peak. His listed heigth is correct. He looked every bit of it in french conection.
James said on 18/Jul/17
Hackman should be slightly downgraded to 6'1.5".
Ted said on 16/Jul/17
Looked every bit 6' 1.5'' in The French Connection.
RichardSpain said on 27/Jun/17
@charlie: 5'7 feet to Gene Hackman is very low for him it's a joke!. Gene Hackman was a tall man! Travolta was a good 184/185 cm in his peak ( near 6'1 ) and nowadays still he has good height around 182 /183 cm.
Gene Hackman was 66 years old when the movie "Get Shorty" was filmed and Travolta 42 years old. Maybe Gene Hackman lost 3 cm and Travolta is in his peak again in this movie because he had only 42 years old , 42 years old is a young person!!Travolta was in his peak.
Get Shorty ( year 1996)
Travolta 184 cm
Gente Hackman 185 cm / 187-188cm in peak.
RichardSpain said on 23/Jun/17
young 188cm ( 6'2 ")
since 50 to 60/70 years old around 185/ 186cm ( 6'1..)
Nowadays ¿¿?? he is an old man.
James said on 7/Jun/17
6'1" was his peak height. He's barely 5'11" today.
Canson said on 3/Jun/17
6'2" peak no less and still looked strong 6'1" in Heist with lindo
Csimpson 6ft said on 2/Jun/17
I think the average guess for Hackman on here is a bit tad too low for him, i think a weak 6'2 for his peak is still more likely.
RisingForce said on 18/May/17
Sam and anonnnn, Glover was probably 190 cm peak, imo and by 2001, I'd bet closer to 6'2" than 6'3". When Rob met a 66-67 year old Glover in 2013, he was 6'1" max and could look closer to 6'0" with his posture.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/May/17
Still looked about 6ft2 in Unforgiven and The Birdcage.
mister_lennon said on 17/Apr/17
Yes, he did. 1 inch Taller than solid 6'1 kevin costner.
James said on 16/Apr/17
No he didn't.
mister_lennon said on 15/Apr/17
He looked 6'2 in no way out.
James said on 13/Apr/17
He looked 6'1" in "No Way Out".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Apr/17
He still looked 188cm w/h Costner in No Way Out
RichardSpain said on 3/Apr/17
Excellent actor! I believe he was 189cm in peak when was young. He was just like almost than Christopher Reeve in some scenes in superman movies. Christopher Reeve was 193cm. Hackman 189cm in peak. I think.
said on 20/Mar/17
Hmm, doesn't look too big a difference between Glover and Hackman to me.
You could argue more of a difference here but Hackman did presumably shrink a bit by this age.
anonnnn said on 19/Mar/17
HOw tall was danny glover peak height? 6'3"? Because in bat 21 gene hackman isn't 1 inch shorter than him. Hackman looked 1 inch taller than 6'0 denzel washington in crimson tide and clearly an inch shorter than 6'1.5 will smith in enemy of the state. So did gene lose close to 2 inches or what's the deal? He was never 6'2" unless in shoes or when he'd wake up at the most.
Canson said on 11/Mar/17
Agreed Rob. Unfortunately it isn't that way as people often "right size" (usually inflate) celebs if they like them
said on 8/Mar/17
@Rob: I agree with you. But what about the ones who pile on two extra inches to everyone or inflate everyone?
it does go both ways...
always best we try to be as honest and impartial with estimates.
berta said on 8/Mar/17
if i would guess who was taller than him and connery then i would say 80% chasne that connery was a little taller. i can see connery be a littel over 188 flat. at best sometginh like 188,7 but ptobably more like 188,3 and gene i think was maybe 187,7 a guy that was 6 foot 2 som days but could fall just under on other
James said on 20/Feb/17
Jon Voight was 6'2" at his peak but he is 6'1" today.
mister_lennon said on 20/Feb/17
Voight was about 189-190 peak. Connery and hackman were about 188-189 peak. Connery a little bit taller.
Alex2401 said on 19/Feb/17
He always looks shorter than John Voight who is listed 187cm here.Maybe Voight is 190-192cm...
James said on 19/Feb/17
Hackman and Connery were both 6'1" in that libellous film "A Bridge Too Far".
mister_lennon said on 19/Feb/17
Connery was a little bit taller than hackman. Both solid 6'2 guys at peak.
mister_lennon said on 18/Feb/17
Hackman was a clear 6'2.
James said on 17/Feb/17
Melyvn Douglas was 5'11" in 1969. Hackman was 6'1".
jtm said on 16/Feb/17
he was at least 2 inches taller than Melvyn Douglas in I never sang for my father. Douglas most likely lost height but he was probably still not under 6'0.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Feb/17
Michael Caine: 6ft1¾(187.3cm)
Gene Hackman: 6ft2(188cm)
Sean Connery: 6ft2¼(188.6cm)
mister_lennon said on 9/Feb/17
hackman was 6'2 peak.a clear and true 6'2 guy.
why are you downgrading every people???
James said on 8/Feb/17
Hackman was 6'1".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Feb/17
I think 6ft2 flat is a fair listing for his peak. He could look on both sides of it.
AlexMahone said on 28/Jan/17
Rampage: The bridge too far...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jan/17
Connery edged Hackman in some war movie in the 70's. Forgot the name of it…
mister_lennon said on 20/Jan/17
I think than gene was 187- 188 peak. Weak 6'2 guy. Nolte about a solid 6 guy or 183-184.
said on 19/Jan/17
Rob is a weak 6ft 2 for Genes peak possible? In Unforgiven I remember he looked at least 2 inches shorter than Clint Eastwood who was most likely almost 6ft 4, I can buy Clint at 6ft 3.75 and Gene at 6ft 1.75.
I could see an argument for it...I think that would be the minimum I'd have guessed.
berta said on 19/Jan/17
yeah im with you on that rampage to me it looks like this.
Gena hckman 188 8 could be couple mm under)
Nolte 183,8 ( close to 184 so he just went with 183. rounding down)
Connery 188,5 ( to me he looks atleast 0,5 cm taller than hackman
Kevin Costner ( one of the few guys like nick nolte who i think roudning down and could haven been 186) even in his new movie he was 1 cm taller than the guy fgerom big bang theoy who was fisst listed 188 here and now 185. Like i said before a guy like costner was easy 1,5 cm taller than harrison ford back to back 35 years ago
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/17
Nolte admitted to wearing lifts but even then I doubt he was less than 6ft. He may have been 184cm barefoot and 186-187cm in shoes?
Hackman like Connery was taller than Costner in the late 80's so 6ft2 is indisputable
berta said on 16/Jan/17
yeah i was thinking about that too. if i remmeber right he and nick nolte looked about the same height. maybe gene was 187 peak and nolte 184. also costner was almost as tall as gene
anonnnn said on 4/Jan/17
Was 1 inch taller than 6 foot nick nolte in under fire back in the early 80s. I don't think he was ever a 6'2 guy. More like 6'1-6'1.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Dec/16
Some of the guys he played onscreen were pretty despicable human beings though, Arch
Arch Stanton said on 30/Nov/16
Something very likeable and personable about Hackman, nice guy yet you wouldn't want to cross him. Likeable because he doesn't look like an uptight Hollywood actor, but a normal looking, fun-loving uncle or something.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Nov/16
He could look a bit shorter, a bit taller and similar to Will Smith. He had probably lost some height by then.
josh jeffords said on 11/Oct/16
Funny he never looked 6 2 or 3 a youngish Will was taller and hes is under 6 2...
As stated below he looks all time low in Unforgiven for being 90s he looks under 6ft
An old clint looks noticeably taller so does freeman as I remember.
He was a bit taller than a young decaprio and most of quick and dead which most of is under 5 10.
He is a good actor and did often play physical roles who knows maybe he was slouching..
said on 13/Sep/16
Rob, could you add Mississippi Burning to that list?
Another memorable performance. Towered over Willem Dafoe.
probably better than mentioning A Bridge Too Far
said on 17/Aug/16
Loved this guy as an actor, Rly masculine, always looked tall. In French connection 2 when you see him walking the streets he sometimes looks the tallest one in crowded places. Legit 6'2,
he did look taller than Costner in No Way Out, I suppose at 57 he hadn't really lost anything in height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Aug/16
Also in The Birdcage, Royal Tenanbaums and The Runaway Jury
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jul/16
About 1in taller than a prime Kevin Costner (not under 6ft1) in No Way Out
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jul/16
Definitely a 6ft2 guy peak and still close to it in the 90's. He isn't in the limelight today but I imagine at 86 he's dropped a bit more.
Canson said on 18/Jul/16
He was still pretty tall in Heist with Delroy Lindo. I like Rampage's 6'2 estimate if not he's at least 186.5-187 at worst
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jun/16
Still looked near 6ft2 in The Firm and The Birdcage…
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jun/16
Strong 6ft2 in Bonnie & Clyde (edged Warren)
Damian said on 16/Apr/16
Bill o Reilly, but shorter
Aravind said on 14/Apr/16
Due to 86 years of age,Gene Hackman is 6'0.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Mar/16
Looked about the same as Connery in A Bridge Too Far. Both weren't shorter than 6ft2.