How tall was Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck's Height

6ft 2 ½ (189.2 cm)

American actor, best remembered for roles in films like To Kill a Mockingbird, The Guns of Navarone, Roman Holiday, The Omen, The Sea Wolves, Boys from Brazil, Gentleman's Agreement, The Paradine Case, Twelve O'Clock High, The Big Country, Moby Dick and Cape Fear. He said his height as "6 foot 3" in the biography "A Charmed Life" and also in a 1946 article, describing how during a 2 month break between filming he put on 20 pounds, "but I'm still only 185 pounds for my 6 feet 3."

A 1956 article mentioned him as being "six-foot-two-and-a half inch" and a 2002 biography described how "he shot up to six feet two and a half inches while in high school — growing eleven inches between the ages of fifteen and seventeen".

How tall is Gregory Peck
1948 Publicity Photo, via Wikimedia Commons
About the age of 17, nature took a hand. He shot up from 5 feet 4 inches to 6 feet 2 inches. 'I grew like an asparagus - and looked like one too.'
-- A Charmed Life

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Average Guess (83 Votes)
6ft 2.45in (189.1cm)
Arch Stanton said on 13/Sep/23
230 lbs for Peck Robbe?? Looked nowhere near it. I'd have said about 190 lbs.
Jake: 1.84 m - 1.85 m said on 8/Jun/23
He again looked very tall in Moby Dick (1956). Classic film, stirring adventure, brilliantly directed.
Robbe said on 18/May/23
Peck's physical exam sheet U.S. Army says height 6'3 and weight 230 Click Here
Gerald S said on 14/May/23
Rob, could Peck get 6’2.75”?

Look at him in his later years with Caine below

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Apr/23
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I still see a strong 6ft2 potentially in this photo with Nolte (6ft absolute low, quite likely a bit over)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Mar/23
Arch, I think he still looked around the 6ft2 mark in the Cape Fear remake opposite Nick Nolte. Mitchum also didn’t appear to have lost noticeable height when he made his cameo
James.B 172cm said on 5/Mar/23
Arch-His hair looks medium or dark brown there but not jet black
Arch Stanton said on 4/Mar/23
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His natural hair colour there
Arch Stanton said on 4/Mar/23
Nearer 6 ft 1 by his last years I think though he did have the frame of a nearer 6 ft 3 than 2 guy in his prime. I'm pretty sure his hair wasn't naturally as black as it appeared, though he had the features to pull it off. Often those guys who have enviously black hair it's too good to be true. In some of films his hair looked that blueish black shade, much like Tony Curtis's dyed hair job. Possible it was naturally more dark brown and he started going grey quite earlier on. Hard to believe he was only 5 ft 4 at 17....
Sandy Cowell said on 11/Dec/22
Wow! I can see an enormous great blackbird in the front garden, and it might even be a raven! I think the birds they used in the Omen films were crows. This one’s a monster!

6ft2.5. 🕊
Sandy Cowell said on 23/Nov/22
I’m watching The Omen again and the music is really quite moving, other than the Gregorian Chant, which is the music that used to be sung by ancient monks, in Latin, of course.

⭐️ The chant is named after Pope Gregory, who was born in 540 AD and died in 604 AD. The Gregorian calendar is named after him too.
Sandy Cowell said on 29/Sep/22
Ooh! The average Gregory is nearly 6ft! The name was well chosen for Hugh Laurie’s ‘House’ character; he’s well in access of 6ft. 😋

Gregory Peck gets 6ft2.5.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 12/Aug/22
Legit 189 cm. 6ft 3 was possible very early in the day.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Jun/22
On Classic EastEnders today, an ailing Ethel Skinner said to her nurse and Dot, “I had my pick of men - it was like standing in a strawberry patch of Gregory Pecks!”

I didn’t know anyone’s Mum who didn’t fancy Gregory, mine included. Then when I watched him in The Omen, I saw exactly what all our Mums were on about! 😉

I saw him in an interview when he was way past his prime. He was still as handsome and charming as ever and the audience gave him an uproarious applause. 👏

Tall Sam said on 17/May/22
Interesting that photo with Michael Caine, Peck might have a bit of a footwear advantage but like Jimmy Stewart Peck is a guy who might have held onto almost all his height in old age.
Sinclair said on 15/Apr/22
Peck still looked 6’2ish, aged 74, in Other People’s Money. 5’11.5” Dean Jones held up well in that film too.
Jake: 1.84 m - 1.85 m said on 15/Apr/22
Looked all of 6ft 2.5 in 'Marooned' (1969).
Nembokid said on 27/Feb/22
In this photo Click Here Gregory is about 2 inches taller than 6'2" Michael Caine
berta said on 18/Nov/21
i think he did look 189-190 cm. 188 is to short and the full 6´3 farction to mutch.
Tall Sam said on 21/Oct/21
He probably woke up at a 6’3” and chance and went to bed about an inch under.
berta said on 21/Oct/21
my guess from looking at old movies is that he was 189-190 at his peak. Never looked only 188 and i had a feeling that 6´3 was a little to mutch for him. i think 189,5.
Tall In The Saddle said on 18/Aug/21
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. What a book. One of the forced reads at school that was actually enjoyable. Also one of the best book to film adaptions. Often I’d skip other books and get hold of the book summary for exams. Too easy. LOL. I wonder if and who might’ve been entertained for the role otherwise. The role of Atticus Finch was absolutely made for Peck and the child actors were perfect also.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Aug/21
I watched Gregory in 'The Omen' last night and thought, "What a beautiful man!"

This had nothing to do with his height, though it may have helped his confidence, but the way he treated his wife and his good manners, yet firmness to those he feared were messing him about. I mean, how would you feel if a priest came up to you and said that the child you adopted was the son of the Devil and that your wife is in grave danger?

Gregory cut a dashing figure in 'To Kill A Mockingbird', as lawyer Atticus Finch, but he could play an evil piece of work too, as demonstrated in 'The Boys From Brazil', which I thoroughly recommended to my late Dad, and I do hope he watched it.

My Mum had a mad crush on him as did many of the Mums of my friends. I can understand why!

6ft2.5. 🕯️
Tall In The Saddle said on 24/Jul/21
In Captain Newman MD 1963 the first 10 mins or so provides excellent vision to compare Peck alongside Dick Sargent (Bewitched fame).

There’s a feel that Sargent has an ever so slight advantage but closer inspection seems to suggest pretty much equal. If Peck suffers any short fall at any moment it seems to be due to less than perfect posture. Almost every second Sargent stands ramrod straight. So how tall was Sargent exactly? I only found a few listings and they state 6’2” flat. If that’s correct I will say Sargent stood a very tall 6’2”.

Possible there was some extra “change” involved in Dick’s height, like say 1/4” to 1/2” which wasn’t necessarily included in Sargent’s listings.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jan/21
Pretty sure he's claimed 6ft2 aswell 6ft3, like Heston...

Anywhere between is likely for both times can look 190cm, others closer to 188cm
Fili Martinez said on 14/Nov/20
Like Gregory, I had a growth spurt at age 17, going from 5 feet 6 inches to 6 feet 0 inches
6'3 Julian said on 20/Sep/20
Sounds like he could probably be 6’3 early in the morning
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Sep/20
Arch that mark is possible and rounded down to 6ft2 rather than go with 6ft3
Arch Stanton said on 19/Sep/20
In fairness though, if he was 6'2 and 3/4 I doubt those articles/bio would say and a half, so a strong possibility he measured it at one point. 190 at times is also arguable for Heston of course, looked it with Orson.
Arch Stanton said on 19/Sep/20
I was surprised when Rob siad he thought Heston had the better chance of edging Peck, I could have sowrn he would have edged out Heston in that film accounting for footwear. I see Heston as a 189 guy and Peck a 190 guy myself.
Jug said on 14/Sep/20
6'2.5 or a smidge more. Like Ted Danson, a big-framed man slightly less than 6'3 who could look taller at times.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Aug/20
Yeah 190cm is possible, I thought he edged out Charlton Heston accounting for footwear but others disagree.
Sinclair said on 10/Aug/20
I’d put Gregory Peck at a 6’2.5” for his peak height, I wouldn’t discount 6’2.75” either. In Mirage, Peck is almost identical in height to 6’2.5” Walter Matthau. In their first scene together in that film, they are practically eye level. Rob, who do you think was taller at peak, Gregory Peck or Walter Matthau? I would estimate Peck as the slightly taller man, even when taking Matthau’s slouchy posture and possible height loss following his back injury into consideration. Peck and Matthau could have both been 190cm tall in their 20s, many sites list Peck as 190cm tall.
Lankyweasel635 said on 2/Aug/20
@cmills and @Ian C, As my parents recirded, by age 8 I was the size of the average 12 year old, and then I grew 10 inches within a week when I was 11 years old. So yes it can happen and can have consequences.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jul/20
190cm is possible but I’m sure he was quite a robust 6ft3 like Cooper or Stewart...although he could pull it off at times.

6ft2 flat is out of the question though
cmillz said on 5/Jun/20
I had a classmate who grew 10 inches in the span of two years in middle school (5’4 to 6’2), it can happen.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 28/May/20
@ Ian C - Exactly how tall are you, Ian? I visualise you at about 6ft1. 😁

Gregory, who I last saw in 'The Boys From Brazil', gets every inch of 6ft2.5. He starred in some excellent films, there's no denying it.

'To Kill A Mockingbird', 'The Boys From Brazil' and 'The Omen' are a mere three. I can see why our Mums were crushing on him, indeed I do!
Ian C. said on 23/May/20
Really? Peck grew eleven inches in three years? (Fifteen to seventeen is three years, if you count the time from the first day he was fifteen to the last day he was seventeen.) That much growth in so short a period must have stung some. From fifteen to seventeen, I grew four inches tops, and I'm tall.
Sandy A Cowell said on 5/Apr/20
Classic film actor Gregory Peck would today have turned 104. T’would indeed have been an honour to have wished him a “Happy 104th”! My Mum, and many of my older friends’ Mums thought he was the 🐝 ‘s knees! The personification of “Tall, Dark and Handsome “, Gregory played Atticus Finch in “To Kill A Mockingbird “, one of the books my class were lucky enough to study for our ‘O’ Level in English Literature.

My favourites of his include “The Omen” and “The Boys From Brazil”.

6ft2.5 for this Golden Great. 😃👍

RIP Gregory XX 🕯
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Feb/20
After many years since my first viewing, I saw 'The Boys From Brazil' again last night. It was a different film when you have a few years on you, the monster this time being Gregory Peck's Nazi and Hitler-obsessed character and not the many mini Hitlers he's produced. Hitler only went bitter and vengeful after fighting in the Great War. The young Hitler clones, who clearly had a taste for blood, but justice as well, were children, and the thought of killing them all was rather mean. (NOT Peck's idea). It's what happens in one's life that shapes us.

I found it quite amusing that the boys were supposed to be 'beautiful' and 'supremely intelligent'. I would never call Hitler a beauty aside from his vivid blue eyes, but owned by him they were the windows to callousness and ruthlessness.

Gregory was the tallest member of the cast in this 1978 film, and can have 6ft2.5.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 4/Nov/19
6ft 2.5in is accurate. He'll forever remain a personal icon and he possessed one of the richest baritone voices of the golden era.
Sotiris Gravas said on 2/Apr/19
6'2.5" Peck and 6'5" peak Rock Hudson (1968)... Click Here , Click Here

@TheBat In comic books, Batman is 6'2"... while Superman is 6'3".
TheBat said on 9/Feb/19
I always knew Gregory Peck was a tall guy whenever I watched his movies, 6'2.5" is a flawless listing. He was an incredible actor as well.
Damon Blank said on 31/Dec/18
Maybe he was 6'3" at his peak, but then shrunk to 6'2". It's a natural thing, it comes with age.
Teresa said on 29/Oct/18
Always a gentleman
Neelasish Sen Roy said on 17/Sep/18
In Gregory peck's first biography "A Charmed Life" (1946).He was described as 6'3" tall and weighs 185lbs.But in other two biographies(1956&2002) he was described as 6'2.5" tall. What is his real height,Rob?
Neelasish Sen Roy said on 16/Sep/18
Gregory peck was 6'3"?! No way he would be 6'2.5"/189cm or 6'2.75"/190cm tall,What is your opinion,Rob?
Neelasish Sen Roy said on 30/Aug/18
Gregory Peck would be 6'2.5" or 6'3" tall at his peak,Rob?
He is 2cm shorter than 6'3" Gary Cooper in a photo
Neelasish Sen Roy said on 16/Aug/18
He is 6'2.5"/189cm tall and weighs 185lbs.
HvK said on 10/Aug/18
I know a guy who met Peck 30 plus years ago. This guy is 6'3-1/2, or 192cm. He is sure Peck was a bit taller than him.
Neelasish Sen Roy said on 2/Aug/18
With shoes peck would be 6'3" or even taller. In barefoot he is 190 cm or 189cm at max. Solid 191cm are gary cooper, jimmy stewat and victor mclaglen.charlton heston, michael regrave&gregory peck were 189-190cm tall. Is that is right rob?
Rabindra sankar sen roy said on 15/Jun/18
Peck would be solid 6'3"/191cm tall because Gary Cooper& Jimmy Stewart were both 6'3.5". But he is little bit shorter than Charlton Heston who was actually 6'3" tall. So Gregory Peck was 6'2.75"/190cm tall.
Phi56 said on 4/May/18
I think that James does not estimate Peck a lot ,since he always shortens this great actor. Perhaps Peck wore lifts in "the blue and the gray", but in most of his films, as well as in real life(look at many of his public appearances,where he was towering many tall actors, such as Mitchum, Quinn, Matthau, Grant, Moore, etc.. and was at least equivalent to 6'3 actors Wayne,Cooper,Stewart, etc..).I repeat: Peck was, at his peak ,even in his late years, a strong 6'3- 6'3.5 guy!
Arch Stanton said on 3/Mar/18
Well he looked the same height and build as Michael Redgrave onscreen I thought. You could buy 6'3 for both but maybe 6'2.5 is what they were.
Tall Sam said on 15/Feb/18
He had a broad shoulders which made him look a bigger guy but his shirtless scenes revealed him to be a surprisingly skinny guy. I think the listing is fine, he probably woke up quite a strong 6'3" guy at his peak.
Dom said on 14/Feb/18
Always looked 6'3 to me, and managed to retain that height throughout his entire life, even as an old man. There's a documentary of his last years, made by his daughter, which shows him mingling with the fans, and he's still towering over pretty much everyone.
PLB said on 6/Feb/18
I wrote a comment far below on this page about seeing Peck in Vegas many years ago. Peck was skinny which I think made him seem smaller than his true size and that can get him remembered as shorter. The same sort of thing seems to be the reverse of why Schwarzenegger is often perceived as being taller than he ever was, he was once quite massive. People apparently sense relative size as a gestalt - confounding weight and height a little.

There is also what I will call the six-two effect. All the short celebrities claim to be six feet. But all the real six footers seem to try to claim to be six two. One reason is probably that the 'best' or 'optimum' male height (some say) is exactly six two. In Hollywood the five eight guys like Stallone want to be taller, but the guys like Paul Bethany who really are six four, want to be a little shorter.
Klapperschlangensindgeil21 said on 9/Jan/18
Gregory Peck really looked a solid 6’ 3” in all of his movies.
James said on 18/Dec/17
Peck was 59 in "The Omen", so unlikely to have lost any height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Dec/17
He still looked very tall in The Omen at 60...
mister_lennon said on 7/Dec/17
different nickname, same trolling.
Anonymous said on 6/Dec/17
6'2" or 6'2.5" is fine. He was an awful boring actor though.
Mister lennon said on 27/Oct/17
Maybe he could wear some lifts to look that character( lincoln was 6"4),and yes, he was 66. But it was in this case.
Wearing lifts at his peak makes non sense at all.
Editor Rob
some people certainly wear lifts and you wouldn't expect it, but it might be simply to make a character more commanding...

like Chris Sarandon - already a six footer, but wore lifts in one tv movie to look taller.
James said on 26/Oct/17
How do you think he managed to look 6'4" at the age of 66?
James said on 24/Oct/17
My friend was at the theatre that night. Peck wore lifts throughout his career, just like Stewart Granger.
Mister lennon said on 22/Oct/17
Proof??? Link???
James said on 21/Oct/17
Peck said during one of his live shows in 1996 that he wore lifts to play Lincoln in "The Blue and the Gray".
Mister lennon said on 20/Oct/17
In some scenes, they looked the same heigth. But in the most scenes, peck looked taller.

In that picture, heston looks a little bit taller, yes. But we cant look their full posture, their legs and their footwear or even the ground behind their feet.

The lifts thing is just stupid and have said 10000 times that peck admited wearing lifts. Source, please?? And from his own words and mouth, not something from gossip pres

And the big country is a great movie.
James said on 19/Oct/17
Interestingly Heston looks slightly taller in that picture provided by Mr. V.
James said on 19/Oct/17
Peck admitted wearing lifts in some films. He looked shorter than Heston in some scenes of that terrible overlong western.
Mr. V said on 18/Oct/17
They look very similar to me:

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Mister lennon said on 18/Oct/17
He looked taller in the most of his scenes with heston in the big country movie. Althougth in sone scenes, they looked the same. In real life, peck always looked taller than heston.

The lifts thing is garbage.
James said on 17/Oct/17
He never looked taller than Heston.
James said on 16/Oct/17
He looked shorter in some scenes with Heston. In the scenes where Peck looked taller he was wearing lifts.
Mister lennon said on 16/Oct/17
And one says that he is 6'3.
And he looked the same than 6'3 guys like john wayne and james stewart. And taller than strong 6'2 guys like charlton heston.
No less than 6'3 peak.
James said on 15/Oct/17
Even the two sources above say Peck's maximum height was 6'2.5".
Mister lennon said on 15/Oct/17
This lifts thing is getting so old and boring.

Could you argue something different that this liifts nonsense???

No less than 6'3 peak for peck.
James said on 14/Oct/17
Peck wore lifts in numerous films, including "Old Gringo". He was 6'2" at his peak, and 6'1" when he made that awful film in 1988.
Mister lennon said on 13/Oct/17
This james guy always repeat the same lifts thing over and over again. He is just trolling.

Peck never wore lifts. He was a tall 6'3 guy. 6'2 is a joke for him.

For instance, in old gringo, he was only a little bit shorter than 6'3 jimmy smits. And peck was in his 70s.
James said on 12/Oct/17
Peck wore lifts as Lincoln, and in other films like "Moby Dick" and "The Guns of Navarone". He was 6'2" at his peak, as well as the most wooden actor ever.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Oct/17
He easily had close to 2in on 6ft1 guys. 6ft2 is a joke.
James said on 10/Oct/17
He was 6'2" peak, six foot in old age.
James said on 10/Oct/17
Peck admitted wearing lifts. He was 188 maximum peak, 183 in old age.
Mister lennon said on 10/Oct/17
He was 190 minimun peak. Even could be 191.
The lifts thing is just boring.
James said on 9/Oct/17
Peck was exactly 6'2" at his peak. He wore lifts in some films like "The Big Country".
James said on 8/Oct/17
Lol, no he wasn't.
Mister lennon said on 7/Oct/17
He was 190-191
James said on 6/Oct/17
He was 188.
mister_lennon said on 1/Oct/17
he was 6´3. 190-191 range
James said on 26/Sep/17
Peck was exactly 6'2".
Mr. V said on 26/Sep/17
I think 6.2.5 looks about right for Peck: compared to 6'2" actors like Dean Jagger in TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH or Millard Mitchell in THE GUNFIGHTER, he hardly looked a good inch taller; if he had an edge over them, it was minimal, as he looked pretty much the same in most shots. Hard to see him as having anything more than one inch on 6'1.5 Melvyn Douglas in THE GREAT SINNER either.

As for Perkins, I think he was 6'1" flat. Yves Montand, who I think claimed to be 186 cm, seemed to edge him:

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He was also similar height with Karl Malden in FEAR STRIKES OUT and, if something, he sometimes looked a bit shorter (I could more easily believe 187 cm for Malden rather than Perkins):

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He also looked a good couple inches shorter than Gary Cooper in FRIENDLY PESUASION.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Sep/17
I think between his two claims
Unsub 5'10 said on 21/Sep/17
I think it was the movie you had mentioned before, The Sea Wolves, I cot a glimpse of the two of them, Peck and Moore, I have a vague memory of it though but I remember coming to the conclusion Peck was like 2.5 inches taller. As for whether or not the ground was uneven I guess it was and it's possible Peck had ground advantage . I supposed Moore had to be 6'1 and Peck 6'3.5. I held that thought for quite a long time but I finally decided to forget about the above-mentioned 6'3.5 'cause I didn't really know Moore's real height either. Besides, he looked visibly shorter than 6'4.25 Vincent Price.
James said on 19/Sep/17
Peck was known to wear lifts. Matthau had very bad posture and Roger Moore was no more than six foot in that terrible film "The Sea Wolves".
philippe said on 17/Sep/17
If Peck was only 6'2.5, how can you explain he outgrows 6'2.5 Matthau in "Mirage"?(he looks more than one inch taller).The same is true for "the sea wolves", where he outgrows 6'1 Moore ( more than 2 inches taller). Numerous photos of Peck in public appearances show he was indeed at his peak about 6'3.5.Compare him with 6'3.5 Wayne: they look equal in height.
Unsub 5'10 said on 7/Sep/17
Peck and Heston were 6'2.5, it's time to accept the truth, they both rounded up to 6'3 'cause they were indeed 6'3 straight out of bed. Years ago, I used to think Peck was 6'3.5, but I changed my mind, I will spare you the unnecessary details. They stood 1.89-90 in their socks most of the time.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Aug/17
I thought 190cm was closer
Arch Stanton said on 23/Aug/17
Peck had 4 cm on Moore, so if Peck was 189, Moore was more 185.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Aug/17
If Peck was 6'2.5, 6'1.5 for Anthony Perkins is a joke!!
Arch Stanton said on 23/Aug/17
Too low IMO, not the same height as Heston. 190 I thought was spot on.
Jug said on 11/Aug/17
Peck was American, yes, haha. A lot of people seem to think he was British. No, he just had a lot of class. Speaking of which, he seemed closer to 6'2 playing a Brit beside Roger Moore in The Sea Wolves. But he was old in that film. In The Scarlet and the Black, he seemed quite tall, looking noticeably taller than John Terry, who looked about 6'1 beside Timothy Dalton in The Living Daylights, and he towered over Christopher Plummer. In Cape Fear, he looked every bit of 6'3 next to Robert Mitchum.
John Cifra said on 2/Aug/17
The 1968 film "McKenna's Gold starred Peck along with Omar Sharif and Eli Wallach, also in the cast was Julie Newmar. Julie Newmar was considered very tall for a female actress she stood 5'-11" in scenes with Peck they appear to be identical in height, Peck maybe just slightly taller. I think Peck's true height was probably between 6'-0" and 6'-1".
Sandy Cowell said on 22/May/17
Ooooooh! I couldn't have woken up to a nicer sight!
Chex Lemeneux said on 18/May/17
I watched Twelve O'Clock High. He marched down the middle of the hall at the first 8am briefing - he wasn't any taller than the men standing on either side- were they all 6'2" ?!
Arch Stanton said on 17/Apr/17
Deborah Kerr must have worn MASSIVE heels in Beloved Infidelity or/and they did some serious warping to make her look taller. Peck really looked nowhere near 6 ft 3 with her. If she was =just 5 ft 6 range no idea how she managed to only look a few inches shorter as Peck would have been 6'4 ish in shoes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Apr/17
He looked closer to 6ft1 in old age.
James said on 12/Feb/17
He was no more than six foot in old age.
Ray said on 9/Feb/17
Gregory was definitely 6'3" for most of his life, and perhaps had dropped to 6'2.75" by late middle age. He still looked a strong 6'2.5" in later years.
James said on 9/Jan/17
The average height was about 5'8".
Arch Stanton said on 8/Jan/17
spainmen191cm said on 17/Dec/16
Rob, which was the average height for a male in the UK and the USA during the classical hollywood actors time?

5 ft 7 range I think.
spainmen191cm said on 17/Dec/16
Rob, which was the average height for a male in the UK and the USA during the classical hollywood actors time?
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Dec/16
I do beg your pardon folks! He was an American gent!
Sandy Cowell said on 11/Dec/16
Now this is one of my Mum's crushes I actually agree on! He was rather nice, I must admit! I have 'the Omen' and 'the Boys From Brazil' and have seen him in a good many more!
I just read up top that he went up by 20 pounds after a 2 month break. I think he could afford to! 165 pounds, or 11 stone 11, is too slight for a 6ft3 fellow! 185lbs, or 13 and a half stone sounds much healthier!
A true English gent, if ever there was one, I miss Gregory Peck to this day. He still cut a fine figure the last time I saw him interviewed, in his 80's!
James said on 10/Nov/16
Yes he did for certain films.
mister_lennon said on 6/Nov/16
Peck never wore lifts. He was 190. He didnt need lifts.
James said on 4/Nov/16
6'2" Peck admitted wearing lifts in "Moby Dick" and "The Blue and the Gray".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/16
Rob, who do you think was tallest out of Peck, Heston and MacMurray?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/16
Peck at 190cm tall had no reason to wear lifts. I think same kind of zone as Liev Schreiber. Could look barely 6ft2 with bad posture but then straightened out near 6ft3.
James said on 18/Oct/16
Peck was known to wear lifts like many other tall stars.
Arch Stanton said on 12/Oct/16
Are Tom and James the same person? Detecting the same tone. I wish Rob would make it a rule to only stick to one name.
Editor Rob
yeah people should stick to the one name.
mister_lennon said on 11/Oct/16
He was 190 at peak. Very strong 6'2 guy. Probably 6'3 out of bed.
James said on 9/Oct/16
He was closer to 6'2" at his peak.
Ice said on 7/Oct/16
ROB in his prime : 192 cm out of bed ?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jul/16
He lost a fair bit of height later on.
Pat said on 4/Jul/16
Peck doesn't look that tall here, certainly not like 1.90 m

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jun/16
Possibly could be reversed and Stewart had the edge over Cooper. Both were in the strong 6ft3 zone at least though and could pass for 6ft4
Tom said on 5/Apr/16
Stewart was taller than Cooper, and Heston was taller than Peck.
Sam said on 4/Apr/16
I don't agree with Cooper getting any higher listed than Stewart but I'd agree both seemed a bit over a flat 6'3".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Apr/16
John Wayne - 6ft3¾(192cm)
Gary Cooper - 6ft3½(192cm)
Jimmy Stewart - 6ft3¼(191cm)
Gregory Peck - 6ft2¾(190cm)
Charlton Heston - 6ft2½(189cm)
AlexMahone said on 28/Mar/16
Sam...yes, there is a chance that Tom were at the party in 1949. And talked to Stewart Granger. Who knows? :))
Sam said on 25/Mar/16
Do you have a source for this, Tom, or were at a Hollywood party in 1949?
Tom said on 21/Mar/16
Peck admitted to Stewart Granger that he wore lifts at a Hollywood party in 1949.
Tom said on 20/Mar/16
Why do you think actors don't wear built up shoes? Charlton Heston said heights are routinely altered for movies.
Tom said on 15/Mar/16
Peck was wearing built up shoes. Matthau never did.
AlexMahone said on 11/Mar/16
Tom, this is your opinion. And you didn't answer my question. How can you know that pexk was only 6'2"? I repeat myself. You have no proofs, you have nothing. If Peck was only 188cm than Walther Matthau was only 6'1", because Peck was 1 inch taller.
Tom said on 10/Mar/16
Mitchum was exactly six foot so Peck was 6'2".
Tom said on 8/Mar/16
Many sources give 6'2.5" for Peck.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Mar/16
Looked more 6ft2-6ft2½ in Cape Fear. No more than 2in on Mitchum
Tom said on 7/Mar/16
Most actors have worn lifts for films and in real life. I don't really care if you don't accept that, because Peck was the most wooden actor ever.
Tom said on 7/Mar/16
"The Big Country" was just a ridiculously overlong propaganda film. Peck was too old for the young character he played. He was 6'2".
AlexMahone said on 5/Mar/16
Tom please, you downgrade everyone on this board, everyone. Peck, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Sean Connery...John Wayne and so on. And how can you know that Peck wore lifts? Have you any proofs? 6'2" is laughable for Peck. And you have terrible taste of movies if you think that "The Big Country" is awful.
Tom said on 4/Mar/16
Peck wore lifts in that awful film "The Big Country" so he would look taller than Heston.
Sam said on 29/Feb/16
I doubt Peck ever wore lifts and based on how much shorter he looked than Chuck Connors in The Big Country, he would have to be under six feet to look a solid 3 inches shorter than Connors...

Here's a shot of Peck with Connors from another film, Peck has one foot up a bit but Connors is closer to camera so I'd call it a wash on advantage for either. Again I think Connors looks right around 3 inches taller.
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Tom said on 24/Feb/16
Peck was wearing lifts in "The Big Country". He was no more than 6'2".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Feb/16
186cm is pure bogus...189-190cm and no less.
Sixseven said on 15/Feb/16
He was 186 cm tall.
philippe said on 10/Jan/16
Looking carefully at his films and public appearances, I think Peck was between 6'3 and 6'4 at his peak. He looks more than 1 inch taller than 6'2.5'' Matthau(Mirage) and 6'2.5" Heston(The big country),slightly taller than 6'3 Jimmy Stewart, more than 2 inches taller than 6'1 Moore(The sea wolves) and most likely as tall as 6'3.75" Wayne.
Larry said on 27/Oct/15
Peck was 6'2" but wore lifts in some films to look 6'4". He was wearing lifts in "Moby Dick" because the director wanted Captain Ahab to look taller than the crew.
Sam said on 27/Oct/15
I found no evidence of Peck in built up The Big Country Chuck Connors looked pretty much 3 inches what make Peck if he was in lifts, six foot even? Rob, do you think the 6'2.5" reference from the book Film Fame is worth mentioning at the top?
Larry said on 9/Oct/15
Peck wore built up shoes in "The Big Country", yet Heston still looked taller in some scenes so I wonder if Heston did the same?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Oct/15
Heston and Peck were both 6ft2¾ guys.
Larry said on 28/Sep/15
Heston was slightly taller than Peck.
jtm said on 26/Sep/15
why did he get downgraded yet heston is still 6'2.5 is a mystery to me.
MaskDeMasque said on 23/Sep/15
Watched To Kill a Mockingboard last night, he looks solid tall in that. 6'2.5 would be my estimation.
Larry said on 17/Sep/15
I can see Peck being 6'2" although 6'2.5" is possible. Didn't really see too many of his films because I felt his acting was often wooden.
Larry said on 17/Sep/15
Because John Russell himself said he was measured at exactly 6'3".
Shadow2 said on 13/Sep/15
I agree with Larry that John Russell was 6' 3". Even his 6' co-star in the TV series "Lawman", Peter Brown, says this.
Bruno said on 13/Sep/15
Larry said on 10/Sep/15
John Russell was 6'3".

How do you know this?
Larry said on 10/Sep/15
John Russell was 6'3".
Bruno said on 9/Sep/15
Gonzalo said on 3/Sep/15
Russell had an edge on John Wayne in Rio Bravo

Have to say don't see it, They never really stand close to each other in the same shot to determine that.

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Sep/15
Rob, do you think Peck in his prime was as low as 188cm?
Editor Rob
at times he could look that range, but then other times 6ft 2.5-3 range seemed likely.
Gonzalo said on 3/Sep/15
Russell had an edge on John Wayne in Rio Bravo
Bruno said on 31/Aug/15
John Russell height on some sites is 6'4'' which I think is more accurate.
Gonzalo said on 31/Aug/15
Genevieve said on 13/Aug/15
He wore a suit like no one else.

I respect your opinion but what about Cary Grant? In my opinion, he is the one who wore a suit like no one else.

Anyway, I like Peck. Very handsome man, good actor and an excellent human being
mrbobh5344 said on 28/Aug/15
I've watched Yellow Sky several times and Peck, while tall, is shorter than 6'3" John Russell. Peck at 6'2" seems very likely. I noticed he had large healed boots in The Stalking Moon and in Shootout. He looked huge in those films. In later years when he made Old Gringo he was noticeably shorter than Jimmy Smits (6'3"). I'd bet on a 6'2" young Peck. Nice height... great actor.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Aug/15
186cm is a ludicrous, not a chance. He could look 2in taller than 6ft1 guys...
Sixseven said on 14/Aug/15
Gregory Peck was 186 cm tall (6'1.22")
Genevieve said on 13/Aug/15
Ah, you're all envious. In Spellbound his character was meant to be 'wooden'. He was playing an amnesiac! He was the best looking man ever seen on screen, period. He was definitely 6'3", with broad shoulders and long, lanky legs. He wore a suit like no one else. He was Irish and had Armenian blood that gave him an exotic face. His voice was gorgeous. By all accounts, he was an upright man who was married to his final wife for 48 years, with no scandals or rumors to besmirch him. How many of you could achieve just THAT, given his incredible looks. Armchair murmurers!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Aug/15
@Arch: Perkins I think was near 6ft2 for most of his career.
Anyway 190cm is bang on for Peck.
Arch Stanton said on 12/Jul/15
@Rob Spot on I think, but I do think Perkins also needs a downgrade to 186! He looked a flat 6'1 with Peck!
Arch Stanton said on 11/Jul/15
6'2.75 would be a happy medium, seems as both 6'3 and 6'2,5 have been claimed, probably whisker under 6 ft 3. I think it's more realistic than 191cm, but honestly in virtually everything I've seen him in he looked around a legit 6'3", and seemed a bit lankier than some of the 6'2 er guys.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Jul/15
Rob can you tweak to 190cm, I think that would be spot on, under that is too low I think and would mean we'd have to start downgrading most other people!
He was definitely a bit taller than Heston but they were close.
Editor Rob
I was considering the 6ft 2.75.
Sam said on 10/Jul/15
Yeah, he could for sure look 6'2.5" at times. Similar to or a fraction taller than Charlton Heston & only about the same amount over Dean Jagger (who I'd bet was round-downer from 6'2.25"-6'2.5"). Peck could be most realistic at 6'2.75".
Sam said on 9/Jul/15
On the other hand, this periodical "Motion Picture" states that Peck was 6'4"!
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Sam said on 9/Jul/15
In this book, "Film Fame", he is stated to be "6'2 1/2".
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Editor Rob
it could be beleivable, many a 6ft 2.5 might just round up.
Sam said on 30/Jun/15
PLB, he might not have been the most graceful guy (like Heston was), but Robert Mitchum claimed that Peck was strong as hell. Peck accidentally connected a punch with Mitchum during filming (Peck & Mitchum didn't get along off-screen either but that's another story) that almost knocked Mitchum out. Peck was a long-time rower and had powerful shoulders despite being somewhat slender.
Gonzalo said on 18/Jun/15
There were no good shots in Cape Fear to judge the difference between Peck and Mitchum. If anything Mitchum looked short next to Peck when he was barefoot in the pólice station. In that film I can see Peck at 1`91.

However, in Gentleman´s agreement or The man in the gray flannel suit he looked more 1`88-89 tan 1`91
Arch Stanton said on 18/Jun/15
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 1/Jun/15
Rob, is it possible that Peck may have been 189-190cm?

He didn't look much taller than Robert Mitchum in Cape Fear.
[Editor Rob: a tad shy of 6ft 3 is possible]

190cm is possible and could look that in some comparisons but if you see him with Anthony Perkins in On The Beach he really looked 2 inches taller, and Rob has him at 6'1.5.
Editor Rob
190 is feasible, a weak 6ft 3 is what he could look at times.
PLB said on 3/Jun/15
I was just reading the trivia for ' The Guns of Navarone'. One comment was that he was too unathletic looking to be credible as a mountain climber. Probably true. He was probably too tall also. But Stallone was too bulky also. The real rock climbers I've seen have been wiry medium sized guys. Climbers have to support their own weight. There is a best body configuration for that, and being tall isn't it.

I saw Peck in a casino in Vegas many years ago. He looked frail to me. I was 6'4" and about 280 lbs. at the time so most movie people seemed small to me. He reminded me of my cousin Willey's build. Willie was 6'1" but only weighed 135 lbs. Like Peck, Willie looked great in a business suit. In person Willie looked skinny but in photos he looked fine. They claim the camera adds pounds and I guess it's true.

I loved Peck in 'The Big Country' but he looked ridiculous boxing with Heston. Heston was just too powerfully built although they seemed to be the same height. Later Peck in that movie fights with Chuck Conners - even more ridiculous. Gregory looked perfect for an office not horseback.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/15
Rob, is it possible that Peck may have been 189-190cm?

He didn't look much taller than Robert Mitchum in Cape Fear.
Editor Rob
a tad shy of 6ft 3 is possible
Sam said on 1/May/15
Even better by 1950-51, i.e. The Gunfighter and Roman Holiday, definitely two of the all-time great leading man performances in classic Hollywood.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Apr/15
His early acting was pretty awful, he looked like a wooden puppet in films like Spellbound and The Yearling LOL. He must have had had good training in 1945-6 as he was very good in his 1947 films Gentleman's Agreement and Paradine Case especially and then Yellow Sky and 12 O Clock High.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Apr/15
Peck is hunched though and in other pictures can look 2in taller than Alec.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Apr/15
Rob, I suppose you could argue 6ft for Baldwin in those photos?
Editor Rob
yes, but just how much Gregory lost is harder to say exactly.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Apr/15
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Rob, how tall would you say he was by the 90's?
Editor Rob
not over 6ft 1
Arch Stanton said on 27/Feb/15
Looked too gangly generally to have only been 6'2". I was looking at his proportions in David and Bathsheba. He had to have been near that 6'3" mark. On occasions though he could look 6'2 and change with some like Dean Jagger.
Steve said on 8/Jan/15
From what I read he was one of the nicest actors in Hollywood. Always gracious and never self-centered.

I loved his performance as Captain Ahab in Moby Dick. I realize he was criticized for it, but that film as well as his characterization left a lasting impression with me. I think the movie is a masterpiece. One of John Huston's finest.
Arch Stanton said on 7/Jan/15
Even in films like Yellow Sky he was decent I thought.
Sam said on 6/Jan/15
@Barker, I don't think Mockingbird is the only role that Peck excelled in his roles in Twelve O'Clock High, The Gunfighter, Roman Holiday, The Guns of Navarone, The Omen and Old Gringo among others. He could be stiff and less convincing in some of his early roles like Spellbound or Duel in the Sun but he got better with age & accured gravitas I think.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jan/15
Question is, when did he begin losing height. He looks nearer 6'1" here Click Here Judging by the looks of them in the photo I'd guess that was taken in late 1970s around 1979 while filming The Sea Wolves (1980)
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 31/Dec/14
He was a very endearing leading man, who excelled playing great, righteous characters such as those in To Kill A Mockingbird.
Barker said on 27/Dec/14
6' 3" is about right for Gregory. He is in the same height range , give or take a half inch, as several other big stars.....Jimmy Stewart, Gary Cooper, Randolf Scott, and probably a dozen more. The role in "To Kill A Mocking Bird" seemed to suit his style better than most of his other roles.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Dec/14
Might have been a weaker 6ft3 but not as low as 6ft2 flat
Arch Stanton said on 24/Nov/14
It was All About Eve I think, Gary Merrill (also worth adding at 5 ft 8) said "Well, everybody can't be Gregory Peck."
Arch Stanton said on 24/Nov/14
In one film, I forget which, I think it was a William Holden one he said something like "Well we can't all be Gregory Peck".
Arch Stanton said on 24/Nov/14
Rob can you add films like Roman Holiday (second or third from top I'd say), Gentleman's Agreement, The Paradine Case, Twelve O'Clock High, The Big Country, Moby Dick and Yellow Sky? I don't think The Sea Wolves was as remarkable as most of those.

I don't think he was a bad actor but he could be a little wooden in some roles. I liked his voice and demeanour but I can also see how a lot of guys would have disliked him as he was about as close to the stereotypical classic tall dark and handsome as you can get and seemed a little too perfect at times.
Sam said on 13/Oct/14
Yeah, if you look at everything, it's easily possible that Peck stood very close to an even 6'3". Even in his 60s, he still looked taller than 6'2" David Warner. I'd still say he would come in a cm or two below Jimmy Stewart or Gary Cooper at peak, though I think both are fractionally under-listed.
Arch Stanton said on 7/Oct/14
Agreed Sam, especially with Dean Jagger in Twelve O Clock High but in fairness with John Huston he looks nothing under a solid 6'3".
anom said on 9/Aug/14
Jimmy Stewart claimed 6'4.5 (harvey commentary) and I think also 6'3.5 (winchester?)
Sam said on 17/Jul/14
Maybe 6'2.75" is a better call, seemed to be a little shorter than Gary Cooper, only fractionally taller than 6'2.5" Charlton Heston and never a full inch over 6'2" Dean Jagger. I could also see any of these guys being a quarter inch over that, i.e. Heston at 6'2.75", Peck at 6'3" and Cooper at 6'3.25"-6'3.5", which would also make Jimmy Stewart also in that range.
Sam said on 1/Jul/14
Sorry, took a little break back then Arch...
I don't question 6'3" for Peck, but I'm not sure why he looks considerably shorter than Gary Cooper here, but I'd guess the cameraman took it kind of sideways with an angle favoring Cooper.
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Arch Stanton said on 23/May/14
I don't know how anybody can watch The Paradine Case and consider him anything but a good actor. That was one of his best performances IMO.
Arch Stanton said on 12/May/14
LOL am I speaking to myself, you've been quiet of late Sam!
Arch Stanton said on 8/May/14
Actually looked 6'4" in Yellow Sky in boots I thought.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Apr/14
Sam would you agree that Peck sounded Irish? For an American his accent is unusual. It's similar to Pierce Brosnan's actually, very softly spoken. Irish American accent I call it. Wasn't Peck's father Irish or something, it must have rubbed off on him from a young age.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Apr/14
I wasn't too impressed with the lead actor in Scent of a Woman actually and you have a point about the plot I guess, but it was Pacino's eyes and performance and Philip Seymour Hoffman's presence which made it feel like a great movie to me. Yeah you're right, he did look a bit taller than Warner in the Omen, but in The Boys from Brazil he looked more 3 inches on Mason than 4 I thought.
Sam said on 30/Apr/14
Not really, I loved A Few Good Men back when I saw in it the theater as basically a kid but I watched many years later and it left me cold. Similar thing with Scent of the Woman, although I thought Pacino was really good, I didn't think the material was as strong as I remembered.
As an aside (speaking of later day performances), I thought Peck was really good in The Omen, giving a lot of gravitas and relatable emotion to it, I don't think it would nearly as good without him. Also, he still looked quite tall, edging out a 6'2" David Warner.
Arch Stanton said on 29/Apr/14
Didn't you like Scent of a Woman or A Few Good Men Sam? I thought they were both classics. You don't like Tom Cruise though do you? I liked Pacino's eyes in Scent most of all, superb acting.
Arch Stanton said on 29/Apr/14
Yeah 1994 was a very good year too. Always good to see a great movie star mauled by a dog too LOL.
Sam said on 28/Apr/14
Back to Gregory, The Boys from Brazil was one of those hambone later performances that Peck's co-star Laurence Olivier gave a lot of, somewhere between menacing and comically campy, but at least it's great to see an old lion of a movie star cut lose and have fun.
Sam said on 28/Apr/14
I would opine that some of the '92 movies haven't aged that well or are just ok to me, i.e. A Few Good Men, Basic Instinct, A League of Their Own, Scent of a Woman and the blockbusters (ok, Under Siege is better than a Seagal movie has any right to be)...I think Of Mice and Men was pretty underrated...I would add Bram Stoker's Dracula to the mix, what a gonzo effort and that was the year I became a teen and Sadie Frost was my first huge screen crush.
Of 90s, I like '94 better: Pulp Fiction, Ed Wood, Speed, Dumb and Dumber, The Lion King, True Lies, Natural Born Killers, Leon: The Professional, The Ref, Priest, Bullets Over Broadway, Crumb, Hoop Dreams, Shallow Grave, Three Colors: White & Red plus (not my favorites) Forrest Gump, Four Weddings and Funeral and Muriel's Wedding.
We agree that it never got as good again after the 70s, only a few of the Great New Hollywood guys were as good after as during that decade, i.e Scorsese, Spielberg, maybe De Palma; what happened to Friedkin, Lucas & most of the rest.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Apr/14
Chilling? Really? I thought he was quite comical.
Arch Stanton said on 26/Apr/14
See what I mean about '92 Sam? Of course there's other years like 1936, 1944, 1953, 1957/8, 1963, 1971, 1973, 1984, 1993 etc which also had a good number of great films, but those I mentioned strike me as prominent, 1939 and 1962 especially. Yeah after the 70s there's a lot less. My favourite era is early 70s with an astounding number of groundbreaking films of new Hollywood, I love the edginess and change in style and the jazzy/funky music etc. I mean there's a countless number of bad ass films from that period. I do have a particularly fondness for 50s films though, especially in colour. I love seeing the 40s and 50s in colour. One of the major attractions of films like A Star is Born from 1954 for instance is seeing those classic cars drive by!

I can't see anything under 190 peak for Peck anyway, and he wasn't shorter than Heston at all. Later on he could nearer 6'1" though.
Arch Stanton said on 26/Apr/14

Unforgiven, Reservoir Dogs, Scent of a Woman, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Player, The Last of the Mohicans, A Few Good Men, Howard's End, Basic Instinct, Sister Act, Husbands and Wives, Patriot Games, The Actress, The Crying Game, A League of Their Own, Of Mice and Men, Malcolm X, not to mention really ernjoyable blockbusters like Universal Soldier, Under Siege, Wayne's World, Unlawful Entry, Beethoven, Lethal Weapon 3, Alien 3 etc even if some of them weren't as great as earlier films. 1992 was a huge year in film I think. 1999 should be more obvious Sam!
Sam said on 24/Apr/14
Continued... movie years. 2007 stands out for No Country for Old Men & There Will Be Blood, two of my all-time favorites.
Sam said on 24/Apr/14
Arch, what are the movies your thinking of for 1992 & 1999? I can only think off the top of my head, Unforgiven & Reservoir Dogs. Post 1970s, can't think of many great
Arch Stanton said on 22/Apr/14
Sam I've left you a link on Milland's page... For some reason the latest comments thing hasn't been updated.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Apr/14
Peck always looked taller than 6'2" peak to me, I think you could argue 190cm but I think he looked too leggy to be under it.

Yeah I think 1962 is arguably the greatest year in film, although 1939 also is right up there. A tremendous number of great movies, I think I mentioned loads of films from that year a while back. 1939, 1940, 1955, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1967, 1979, 1992 and 1999 were among the best IMO.
Sam said on 21/Apr/14
Thanks for removing those Rob, when comments start wishing cancer on an actor (even if he's already dead) it's a red flag. Yes, 1962 is a very competitive acting fact, I'd say it's one of the best movie years ever along with '39, '55, '67 and the first half of the 70s. Harvey in The Manchurian Candidate would be my personal favorite, but it's hard to dispute either Peck or O'Toole winning that year. I would say in terms of long term influence on other actors, O'Toole would probably take it.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Apr/14
I mean if you consider that even Telly Savalas had a nom for Best Supporting Actor for Birdman of Alcatraz, to think that Laurence Harvey did not even get a nom for Best Supporting in Manchurian is shocking.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Apr/14
I mean if you consider that even Telly Savalas had a nom for Best Supporting Actor for Birdman of Alcatraz, to think that Laurence Harvey did even get a nom for Best Supporting in Manchurian is shocking.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Apr/14
I don't know what it is with Peck and all the haters. Jealousy? Agree with Sam that he was quite charming in a lot of roles, even if he wasn't the best of actor. I actually preferred him to Lancaster at least in the 40s and 50s, I liked his demeanour and voice. Later on Lancaster became a much better actor. I actually thought he deserved the Oscar in 1962, his best performance in Mocking Bird. Yes, O Toole was also deserving of recognition for Lawrence but it was more later IMO on that Peter o Toole was truly robbed of Oscars, 1968 for one. Laurence Harvey was also a great actor who was robbed of Oscars, he should have won it in 1962 for the Manchurian Candidate I think, and I can think of several others including Butterfield 8 where he should at least have been a candidate.

Man in the Grey Flannel Suit is an underrated film of Peck's. Most people say it's boring and overly long. A bit long, perhaps, but a very good film IMO. I enjoyed a lot of his films, Purple Rain with Bernard Lee was good I thought, aside from the obvious ones like Guns of Navarone etc, but admittedly I found ones like 12 O Clock High and Night People boring, both almost entirely set in an office/barracks.
Editor Rob
the hater was the same person, I removed all their comments
Arch Stanton said on 19/Apr/14
Agreed knowitall, The Big Country is actually one of the finest westerns of the 50s and better in my opinion than the overrated ones like High Noon.
jtm said on 19/Apr/14
why does it matter if he was a good or bad actor? this is about his height.
mister_lennon said on 14/Apr/14
He was 6'3 at peak. He looks every bit of it. And about a strong 6'1 at his last days. And he was a good actor. His performance in to kill a monkingbird was wonderful.

And the lifts thing is absurd. A 6'3 dude wearing lifts??? for what???
mister_lennon said on 4/Apr/14
that john must be an idiot or maybe he is insane or something, because you cant bee normal and say that garbage that he has said. awful, awful words, john.

By the way, Peck was 6'3, a legit and full 6'3. he looked every bit of it. Heston was a strong 6'2 but could look a weak 6'3 with good posture and in a good day.
Tommo said on 4/Apr/14
Awesome actor, classic manly man, was great in To Kill A Mockingbird.

@John what a horrible thing to say.
Knowitall said on 1/Apr/14
Nope. They were the same height.

The Big Country is a superb western. It has quite possibly the best music score ever composed for a western. Jerome Moross deserved the Oscar that year.

Burl Ives and Chuck Conners were not the same age. Ives was born in 1909 while Conners was born in 1921. Ives looked old enough to be the father of Conners. His Oscar for Best Supporting Actor was well deserved.
mister_lennon said on 31/Mar/14
i would say that he was a solid 6'3 dude at peak. In the big country, he was taller than Heston. Heston was about a strong 6'2 guy, Peck 1 inch taller or so.
Sam said on 31/Mar/14
"how did he not get lung cancer"? WTF? I'm a little surprised, the consensus seems to be he wasn't a good actor here. I think he was fine in the right parts, like The Gunfighter, Roman Holiday, and To Kill a Mockingbird, that called on him to basically play himself, a decent, strong guy who imparts good values. Also, I think he could hold his own in slightly more complex parts like Twelve O'Clock High, certainly he was not too hot in Spellbound.
Gonzalo said on 24/Mar/14
He looked around the 1`90 area. However he looked short next Chuck Connors in The big country and Designing woman. 7-8 cms.
As an actor, he learned to act as years went by. In Spellbound he was terrible. Extremely good looking man
Arch Stanton said on 6/Mar/14
I didn't like the look of Mitchum either, he looked like he'd be a bit of dick. Superb actor though.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Mar/14
Agreed with Sam, Peck was too gangly to only be 6'2". He wasn't under 190, but Cooper could have been a strong 6'3".
Arch Stanton said on 6/Mar/14
LOL, seriously James...
Arch Stanton said on 6/Mar/14
Andy says on 28/Dec/13
Mitchum was six foot so Peck was 6'2".

Rubbish. Mitchum was the exact same height as Cary Grant in The Grass is Greener and Cary Grant was more 6'1" peak than 6'0.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Mar/14
Really does look like a solid 6'3" guy next to Bergman in Spellbound. Peck had about 2 cm on Heston, see The Big Country, but Heston wasn't a full 6'3". He was at his most wooden in Spellbound, jeez he was bad in that film!
Philippe said on 1/Mar/14
I think Peck was near 6'4 in a lot of movies: for instance, in "the sea wolves": between 11 minutes 16 and 11 minutes 36 seconds, he looks 3 inches taller than 6'1 Moore, and near 5 minutes 22 secondes, he is about 4 inches taller than 6' Niven. In "Mirage", he looks 2 inches taller than 6'2 Matthau. In "the big country", he looks one inch taller than 6'3 Heston. etc.. Looking carefully at many photos of Gregory Peck during public appearances,he looks taller than Heston , slightly taller than 6'3.5 Jimmy Stewart and as tall as 6'4 John Wayne.
James said on 26/Dec/13
Peck deliberately wore lifts in that awful movie "The Big Country" so he would look taller than Heston.
Sam said on 18/Dec/13
I don't think Peck looks as low as 6'2" in Cape fact I think he always looks a solid 2 inches taller (sometimes even more) over Mitchum on screen. For sure, Cooper is likely to have been a bit taller, as in the 6'3"-6'4" range, whereas Peck is more 6'3" on the nose. I've read Peck found Mitchum unpleasant, one of the few co-stars he felt ok with publically speaking ill of. Also, during filming, Peck connected with Mitchum while delivering a screen punch and Mitchum said it was one of the hardest punches he's ever gotten.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/13
My thoughts exactly.

I even thought Peck looked more in the 6ft2 range with Robert Mitchum in Cape Fear
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Dec/13
Rob, who do you think was taller Gregory Peck or Gary Cooper?
Editor Rob
Cooper probably could be a stronger 6ft 3 than Peck
Arch Stanton said on 14/Dec/13
Looks 6'4 in Moby Dick but he's wearing a hat and big boots. Looks like Abe Lincoln/Clint Eastwood in that film!
Arch Stanton said on 13/Oct/13
I think the barefoot scene is the best way to tell. Heston looked almost 2 inches shorter than Peck in boots which I think give about 1.5 inches, the heel isn't that big I checked. I'd guessed Peck was a little over 6'4" in them, so Heston at 189 looks accurate to me.Price did look near 2 inches taller than Heston I thought, although somebody here said they looked the same height! And Vincent Price of course was an obvious clear legit 6'4" guy.
jtm said on 5/Oct/13
he was 6'3. heston was 6'2.
sundance22 said on 2/Oct/13
Yes I remember that moment but I thought Peck looked 2 inches taller because of ground unevennes...difficult to judge, when Heston wanted to keep a good posture there didn´t seem to be much height difference between them, they looked about the same height, he used to slouch a Little bit, slouching can actually rob us of height,....the camera angle is also relevant...of course, Heston barefoot was not as tall as Peck,almost as tall as Peck..anyway..was Peck wearing a standard heel in the room? 11/2 inches , the 2-inch or higher cowboy boot heel is not as common...reflecting back on this movie and guessing Price had 11/2 inches on Heston it is most likely Heston was 6'2,5" and Peck a full 6'3"
Arch Stanton said on 2/Oct/13
Peck lost quite a lot of height by his later years though, looked nearer 6'1" later on. Click Here Heston looks noticeably taller than Peck here for instance, Peck seeming to have shrunk to around 6'1 and Heston still near his peak.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Sep/13
Pause at 92:44, Heston barefoot as tall or taller than Peck? No way.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Sep/13
No he doesn't at all Sundance, it was because Heston had on a coyboy hat throughout most of the film, the ground was generally uneven in their comparisons. Click Here Pause at 87:18 for a comparison of Peck and Heston without hats and ground probably more likely to be even. Peck looks about 2 cm taller I'd say.
sundance 22 said on 27/Sep/13
I think Peck looks 1/2 inch shorter than Heston in THE BIG COUNTRY,so 6'2,5" looks right for his height, also when he´s standing in front of a shoeless Heston he doesn´t look taller than him...maybe my eyes were playing tricks on me but I don´t think so
anon said on 1/Sep/13
Looked 3 inches shorter than Christopher lee

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