How tall is George C. Scott

George C. Scott's Height

6ft 0 (182.9 cm)

American actor best remembered for roles in films such as Patton, Dr Strangelove, The Hustler, Taps, The Changeling, Anatomy of a Murder, Petulia, They Might Be Giants, The Hospital and The Exorcist III. In a 1960 interview it mentioned that "He is six feet tall and quite slender but very strong".


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Average Guess (14 Votes)
6ft 0in (182.9cm)
Jtm said on 11/Jun/19
why is campbell not listed here?
Editor Rob
He's had a page for a while.
cmillzz said on 10/Jun/19
Lol, did someone seriously say that you start losing height in your early 20s? Must have been trolling.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jun/19
Could look 184-185cm range at times. A fraction over 6ft is definitely possible.
Neelasish Sen Roy said on 15/Jun/18
He was solid 6' tall.
FatBoySlim185 said on 7/Jan/18
I could believe 6'1" on Scott. I just finished watching "A Christmas Carol" (1984) and there is a shot where Scott and David Warner (Bob Cratchit) are facing each other equidistant from the camera. Warner's hair was in the way but it looked no more than a one inch difference to me. Warner is listed as being 6'2" at peak.
Kaneff 6'0.25" said on 12/Apr/17
thegreatbeast said on 7/Jul/15
Something in the area of 95% of the population DOES NOT weigh what they weighed when 21. Another 95% of that population gain weight. I think that everyone loses height due to the wear on the disc between vertebrae, probably starts in the early 20s.

Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Jan/16
Some people are still growing in their 20s

Old comment I know, but Rampage you are right about people growing in their 20s. I recently read a study which found that peoples' sitting height increases by 14mm (0.55in) after skeletal maturity which I found very interesting because most people just assume you're completely done growing at 17-19 when in fact the spine is still growing in your early 20s even after the long bones have fused. Couple this with the fact that bone mass keeps increasing until age 30 and I'd say that if anything, a 30 year old could even measure a couple millimeters taller than they did at 21, unless they suffered a back injury or are very overweight. But yeah, no one is losing height in their early 20s that is crazy talk.
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Jan/17
He looked like a big bully in 'Firestarter' - a great big fat one!
He was hardly skin-and-bone in 'the Changeling' either!
I would have given him 5ft11, and not a millimetre more! He looks rather gruff and I can believe he was given to drunken rages!
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Ian C. said on 16/Sep/16
Scott was certainly not slender in 1964, when he made Dr. Strangelove. He was burly and paunchy in that one. He was also infamous for drunkenness and violent rage. If anyone came away with the impression that he was a nice man, well, Scott was a terrific actor and he was acting as he were nice.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Jan/16
thegreatbeast said on 7/Jul/15
Something in the area of 95% of the population DOES NOT weigh what they weighed when 21. Another 95% of that population gain weight. I think that everyone loses height due to the wear on the disc between vertebrae, probably starts in the early 20s.


Some people are still growing in their 20s
Sam said on 19/Aug/15
Rob, anyway you could seem at a 6'0.25"-6'0.5" peak listing? I thought he looked solidly 3.5 inches taller than Paul Newman in The Hustler.
[Editor Rob: he could look a strong 6ft range at times.]
thegreatbeast said on 7/Jul/15
Something in the area of 95% of the population DOES NOT weigh what they weighed when 21. Another 95% of that population gain weight. I think that everyone loses height due to the wear on the disc between vertebrae, probably starts in the early 20s.
movieguy said on 7/Jun/15
I'm surprised by the slender comment. He always looked a pretty solidly built guy to me which is confirmed by Brad. Perhaps he was thin when younger.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Oct/14
He could look 6ft-6ft1 range
Brad said on 23/Sep/14
We blew off cherry bombs and somebody called the police. We thought it might be him so we aimed a Vox Super Beatle amp towards his house and put the Patton speech on through it. I think he was a drinker and saved a bit later too.
Sam said on 23/Sep/14
That's a cool celeb to have had as an acquaintance. Glad to hear he was funny, maybe he saved his intensity for the film set.
I recall there's a seen in Patton where the Nazis are watching footage of Patton lead his troops and the baddies seem impressed because Patton is "more than six feet tall" or something to that effect.
A not very good comparison shot w/ Karl Malden, who was a solid 6'1" IMO, here Scott is closer to the camera & looks taller. I think Malden & Scott looked similar in height in the film.
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Brad said on 22/Sep/14
When I talked to him, mostly at Burning Tree Country Club, he was pretty funny. He looked mean but wasn't. Over 200 by '74 easy.
Sam said on 22/Sep/14
Brad, how was George to interact with? He was pretty slender I guess back in The Hustler I thought but was never lightly built by any means, maybe by the late 70s-80s, I could see 190-200 lb. range for him.
Neymar said on 22/Sep/14
Always saw him as a six-foot-one (or very close to it) and 200+ pounds. A very strong actor. A great addition, Rob.
Brad said on 19/Sep/14
Was my next door neighbor in mid 70's, as listed. His Great Dane was huge, his wife was nice, had a stalker that we called the cops on, some crazy lady.
Sam said on 19/Sep/14
Rob, please add Anatomy of a Murder, Petulia, They Might Be Giants and The Hospital...all excellent performances.
Sam said on 17/Sep/14
His scn Campbell is much less scary than George was but it was kind of cool when he straightened up and become terse and intimidating like he was impersonating his father in some parts of The Secret Life of Dentists.
Sam said on 17/Sep/14
Yeah, I thought he could pass for near 6'1" at peak. He could be more 6'0.5" though. Another great actor, the one consistent thing you read about him off-screen is that he was unpredictable, short-fused and that usually scared the crap out of all the other actors and could steamroll over less assertive directors. Even a beauty like Julie Christie was pretty sure he was going to rip her head off.
The Horse of FUNK said on 17/Sep/14
I'm on the same page as the others. I always pegged him at 6'.05" - 6'1".
Arch Stanton said on 16/Sep/14
I'd probably have guessed him at 6'0.5.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Sep/14
Yeah he could look 6' -6'1". I could believe 184 too.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Sep/14
Awesome, great edition. He was terrific especially in Patton. Seen all of the above except Taps.
AlexMahone said on 16/Sep/14
He was a great actor. Really, I don't interest how tall was he but I love his work as actor...:) For his height...I saw last night the Robert Wise movie "Hindenburg" (1975) and he was 4-5cm taller than co-star Roy Thinnes who was in prime 5'10Β½" (1,79 m).
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 16/Sep/14
Thanks Rob!

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