How tall is Horst Buchholz

Horst Buchholz's Height

5ft 9 ½ (176.5 cm)

German Actor best known for roles in films such as The Magnificent Seven, Tiger Bay and One, Two, Three, Fanny, Love from Paris, Nine Hours to Rama, The Empty Canvas, Cervantes and From Hell to Victory.

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Average Guess (2 Votes)
5ft 9.38in (176.2cm)
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jul/15
He could look a decent 5 ft 10 guy like Burton I think.
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jul/15
Rob can you add Fanny, Love from Paris, Nine Hours to Rama, The Empty Canvas, Cervantes and From Hell to Victory?
Arch Stanton said on 11/May/13
Yeah I agree that 177cm looks about right. He could have bee 5'10" earlier in the day but he really did look 5'9" range in 9 hours.
Arch Stanton said on 7/May/13
He does look a good 5'10" next to John Mills though but I think 177cm is fine for him.
Arch Stanton said on 7/May/13
Na I've changed my mind. Nine hours isn't a good film for judging in comparison as most of the actors were not famous ones and height is unknown but I got a good look at him in that film and proportionally he looked 5'9" range, and was shorter than another guy in the film who looked as if he'd be about 5'11. He didn't look over 5'10". I think 177cm is a fair listing actually. Possibly 5'10" but I think this listing is about right. The only comparison I saw was with that Marne Maitland and he looked about 3 inches taller, I think Maitland was 5'6" range near 5'7".
Arch Stanton said on 7/May/13
Watching Nine Hours to Rama now, José Ferrer his co-star was supposedly 5'9 and a quarter, I'll look out for any scenes between them..
Arch Stanton said on 7/May/13
Click Here

Rob, watch 1 hr 27 and 1 hr 32 pause at 1:32:45 in particular. I don't think he looks under 5 ft 10 next to John Mills. I'd upgrade him an inch.
[Editor Rob: 5ft 9.5 I still think could be close, he could be 5ft 10, Mills is about 50 there]
Arch Stanton said on 7/May/13
He's pretty creepy looking isn't he, he reminds me of Taylor Lautner! Good actor though. I've got the Magnificent Seven on DVD, haven't seen it in years but I think he was taller than Bryner as Willy says.
Arch Stanton said on 7/May/13
My honest feeling is that he wasn't quite as low as this but I'll help you out with this Rob and see some of his films and leave you some feedback. I mean to think he was only half an inch taller than Brando for instance is very odd as he seems a good 3 inches taller on screen than Brando.
Arch Stanton said on 7/May/13
Watching Tiger Bay right now and he actually seems nearer 6 ft at times, but haven't seen him next to John Mills yet. He looks about 3 inches taller than Marne Maitland, a very notable character actor who you'll have seen in tons of films. I guessed him at 5 ft 7 in Bond but if Buchy is 5'9.5" I'd guess 5'6.5"
Willy said on 11/Sep/12
I read that he was frequently described as 180 cm on his German home turf, and I think that this might have been possible as peak height. In The Magnificent Seven, Buchholz looks noticeably taller than around 5'9'' Yul Brynner and a bit taller than around 5'10'' Steve McQueen. Naturally, the whole cast was in boots and hats, but I doubt that it was Horst of all people who had the biggest heel. I believe that he was the third tallest member of the Seven. Maybe an upgrade to 5'10.75''?
Shane said on 15/May/09
One of my teachers was a stuntman on "TMS" as well, put him at 5'10"-5'11" which makes sense looking at him next to Brynner & McQueen. Put him at 180cm
Shane said on 12/Jun/08
5'10 or 10.5 according to a stuntman on "Magnificent Seven"
Gonzalo said on 27/Dec/06
He didn`t look much taller than Cagney in One, two, three. Cagney looked around 5`6. 5`9 at the most
Frank2 said on 19/Apr/06
Nope. Never met him. In One, Two, Three he was a few inches taller than Jimmy Cagney. Pamela Tiffin was on the tall side, at least 5'6" possibly even 5'7" and with heels she wa roughly Bucholz's height or just a tad shorter.

Take a look at this: Click Here

Here's a shot taken on the set: Click Here
That's director Billy Wilder on the left next to Tiffin.

Here's a shot of a much older Horst: Click Here
He's the man on the far right.

Tiffin certainly was a babe!: Click Here

Here's a shot making 5'8" James Darin look taller than Doug McClure: Click Here
I ran into Darin about a year ago and can say he's no taller. I also visited the set of The Time Tunnel and noticed Darin was short. On the other hand, Doug was over 6' tall.

McClure "wrestling" with Clint Eastwood: Click Here

[Editor Rob: a reminder that briansdriveintheater won't allow you to link to any images, you need to link to the html page the image is located on, but this time I will show those images, because Tiffin is always worth seeing, I'd forgotten how good she looked!:

Images

If anybody wants to ensure that any image links they post work, then probably the easiest solution I could suggest is this:

www.firefox.com - download and install browser.

Visit the following page:
http://reg.imageshack.us/content.php?page=extension
click on the download link and save the file extension to desktop.

Open up the firefox browser you installed and drag and drop that file you just downloaded to install the extension.

Using firefox to browse, when you come across an image, if you want to ensure it can be seen, right click on the image and you'll see 'upload to imageshack', so select that and the next page will give you a 'direct link to the image'...which will work.
]

Tiger said on 19/Apr/06
Rob: my 2 references, 'Movie Encyclopedia' and 'Hooray for Hollywood' both state Buchholz's height as 5-10. I have seen him on an episode of Charlie's Angels and I have a fan mag that has a photo of him with the cast. I will get back to you if I find anything in the article! He was also in a mini-series called 'How the West Was Won' (1978). Maybe Frank2 knows him and/or can post some photos.

[Editor Rob: I could see 5ft 10 for him...]

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