How tall is Hugh Jackman - Page 5

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Average Guess (203 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 2.11in (188.2cm)
Current: 6ft 1.55in (186.8cm)
Viper said on 25/Nov/08
Me, look at the show again just after their push-ups, Conan is taller
wedge said on 25/Nov/08
wow nicole kidman is tall.

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Viper said on 25/Nov/08
Other 6-2 guys have looked the same height as Conan, such as the Rock and Ted Danson.
Me said on 25/Nov/08
On Conan O Brian just now, he looked like the same height as Conan who's 6'4''
OutBenchThis said on 22/Nov/08
He was on Leno the other night and was wearing thin loafers without a heel. Looked to have only 2.5" on Jay but not surprising given his footwear. Definately a strong 6'2.5" guy.
Jan said on 21/Nov/08
He is in fact 6'1".
In his latest film, "Deception". There is scene 46 minuttes in to the movie, where the wictim searches for him. He discribes him as beeing 6'1". I don't think Jackman's manager would allow that to happen if he was 6'2".
1234 said on 21/Nov/08
This is so weird. When Jackman was on leno last night promoting the film Australia he only appeared to be about an inch taller than leno at the end of the show when they stood side by side on the stage after tenacious D's performance. I missed the beginning when jackman 1st came out so I don't know what the difference was then, but I mean while they were on the stage the camera was directly on them giving no angle advantage to either. So I mean whats going on here lol...
Hugh said on 20/Nov/08
Definitely a tall guy. Very solid aswell. I'm quite similiar in build to him. I'm between 210lbs and 220lbs myself. I'd say Jackman could easily be that weight aswell. We're also quite similiar in height. Him 6ft2.25, Me 6ft2.75.
Leung said on 17/Nov/08
James says on 17/Nov/08
Does he really look 210 pounds?

That seems accurate to me. Jackman is a tall guy and he has got solid amount of lean body muscle. My colleague works out at the same Fitness First gym that Jackman goes.
caligirl said on 17/Nov/08
he is pretty tall. took a pic with him and what he says is right 6'2''
jay89 said on 15/Nov/08
lol 195cm is insane for him. 190 seems more like it. 189cm flat
Lenad said on 7/Nov/08
He has the body type of a 6'2-6'3 person
OutBenchThis said on 23/Oct/08
Hey Glenn, heard Jackman's relocating to NYC soon so hopefully you spot him for another pic. I have no doubt he's 189cm but I recall you saying the last photo you had with him was of poor quality for judging height.
anonymous said on 21/Oct/08
he looks taller in x men than swordfish. 6 foot 3 is accurate.
Lenad said on 17/Oct/08
Looks a solid 189cm or a weak 190cm.
anonymous said on 14/Oct/08
In swordfish they said his height was 6 foot 4 inches which is a lie. I would say he's 190cm max no taller because he's only a few inches taller than john travolta in sword fish who's about 6 foot.
Hugh said on 10/Oct/08
He looks 6ft2-6ft2.5 most of the time. He's never looked under 6ft2.
sam said on 6/Oct/08
i think he's 6'3
Ed(1) said on 6/Oct/08
Jackman absolutely dwarfed Ewan McGregor(5ft9.5) in Deception by a good 5 inches, all while they both wore flat soled tennis shoes. The guy is 6ft2.25 at a minimum!
Hugh said on 5/Oct/08
Lol 6ft1. Hugh Jackman is probably 6ft2.5.
miyase said on 1/Oct/08
to James:Look closer to the pic and you can see Kate's platform shoes.If Kate is 170 cm tall,plus 10-12 cm heels she becomes at least 180 cm in this pic.(God!She always wears such shoes that would give her at least 10 cm,even when she is shopping,walking in the street ect.)
Blackray said on 30/Sep/08
Jackman looks no more than 186 cm tall to me. I saw him on UK chat show host Johnathan Ross's show. He only had 1-2cm on Ross who is 184 cm tall to be exact.
miyase said on 26/Sep/08
I'm confused now,is he that short?I would give him 195 cm at least.Check this pic out where he is with 170 cm Kate Beckinsale.Click Here
Hugh said on 21/Sep/08
Mike, GLenn has been unfairly banned from the site for using 'bad language'. I think Jackman is 6ft2.5.
Mike said on 12/Sep/08
its been months since ive been to this site, what the hell happend to Glen?
mj said on 9/Sep/08
Does anyone know how tall his wife is, Deborra-Lee Furness? Her height doesn't seem to be listed anywhere online.
dits said on 4/Aug/08
he looked about 6'3 in the prestige,but if there's one thing i've realised by watching jackman,its that your build really determines how tall you look,especially on screen. stocky guys who're 6'2 end up looking like they're 6'0,and lean guys who're 6'2 end up looking like they're 6'4.
Anonymous said on 15/Jul/08
I say 6'2 exactly. Doesn't look more that 2 inches taller that 6'0' Bale

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guy said on 19/May/08
Site will never die like the sun. No, rob we wont pester those who contribute so much here. The pic itself speaks a million words.
glenn said on 19/May/08
i have plenty of time for that.let me get started right away.
guy said on 18/May/08
I GUESS mg gregor is shorter, rob can u request a pic frm glen & mamun, where he/they measures themselves like u did after getting up. If they have a pic like ya, no one will pester them abt their height etc. I doubt a little but dnt want to hurt glen & mamun. I understand they dnt work here, but it wud help fans like us. tnx

[Editor Rob: I think I'm happy going on word. You might still get pestering though or questioning as there will be neverending arguments about morning/evening height until the day the site dies!]
guy said on 2/May/08
One more thing, just incase jackman tries to hide his height, which i belive is true, Taking the fact mc gregor is 5.9and a half , there was scene where both walk alongside wearing normal tennis shoes and there 5 inch difference. In suit/tuxedo/blazer, there is the same 5 to 6 inch difference. It makes me think if he 6.2 and a half and he is bringin it down to 6.2
guy said on 30/Apr/08
Truth is out, i have seen the latest movie deception, Ewan mc gregor says hugh jackman is 6 feet 1 inch, hugh jACKMAN IS THE PRODUCER of the movie, so i m sure it must be true, comoN he didnt try to edit back to 6.2 or 6.3. if he said 6.2 in interviews he meant his height with shoes. Now when if we compared hugh with will smith and saw 1 inch difference, will is 6.1, chritian bale is 5.11 and routh 6.2 to 62.5,etc. I dont want to hurt anyone, but we measure the height of the celebrity with great interest seeing photos but not the person with whom he is taking photo with. In short it would be great to have height proof of glen, rob and mamum, I am sorry if i hurt u. But dont u think if u guys put up a photo guranteeing u r height, no one will ever ask u r height or try to hurt u, or question u r integrity.

[Editor Rob: I've mentioned many times in comments over nearly 4 years of running the site that I just scrape 5ft 8. This was my old pic from a few years ago now. That was near 1 hour from waking, showing as best I could me clearing 5ft 8 and standing about 5ft 8.4. Of course I'm only 5ft 8 for any pics really because I shrink from 5ft 8.6 out of bed to 5ft 8 in afternoon/evening.

Mamun said his last measurement was 5ft 8.1 at 4pm I think, and I believe that, so that should be good enough for others.]
Hugh said on 18/Apr/08
This guy always underestimates his height. 6ft2.75 is probably more accurate.
RB said on 8/Mar/08
I agree with you sf. Usually castings for comic books movies are messed up. I also love Raimi's Spiderman (part 3 was a bit messy though). After watching Planet Terror I think that Freddy Rodriguez could be a wonderful Wolverine, if he wasn't Mexican ;)
Robert said on 8/Mar/08
I went fishing with Hugh Jackman and his son in Bowen, northern Australia during his shooting of the film Australia. I am 6'2.75", we were both barefoot on the rocks and he was exactly the same height as me so there's no doubt in my mind. Also he's a damn decent guy, always seems more interested in what you have to say then talking about himself. also I weight 82kg which is quite a slender frame for my height but I'd say he'd have a good 10 - 15kg on me of muscle, he's a big guy.
glenn said on 2/Mar/08
oh.i see sf.i thought facially he looked like the thing.i see your point though.
sf said on 1/Mar/08
Glenn - I just mean size-wize. I mean, The Thing is 6 feet, very massive, etc. Chiklis is what? 5'7"? That's all I'm saying. If Chiklis would have been taller/bigger, great choice.
Anonymous said on 29/Feb/08
Jackman is surprisingly tall, he fill up his 189 very well. Most guys start to look slender when getting that tall.
glenn said on 29/Feb/08
i read alot these heights too growing up.though i never watched fantastic four,i thought chiklis was a good choice.maybe your right.
sf said on 28/Feb/08
Oh, I don't know - so many things change, comic to comic, depending on the writer or editor at the time. Spider-man was always listed as a little guy, no more than 5'8" to 5'9", then he gets listed as 5'10", etc. by the next writer, etc. That was part of Spidey's appeal - a small, bookwormish guy who became a super-hero, but they always have to make super-heroes, bigger and bigger. A dumb point to discuss, I know, but I always get tired of movie companies hiring actors who look like models to play the characters: AKA, the whole X-men team in the movies. Or, hiring actors who don't fit the role at all - Jackman, Michael Chiklis as The Thing, etc. Spidey was about the only movie that stayed true to a shorter, not so great looking guy - just like the real Spidey was, originally.
glenn said on 28/Feb/08
sf would know best on any comic character height.
RB said on 26/Feb/08
I have read 160cm for Wolverine long time ago, when I was into comic books. I remeber 5'10" for Spiderman and 6'1" for Punisher. But I guess sf is right.
sf said on 26/Feb/08
I've read Wolverins is 5'7" and I've read smaller. All depends on whatever writer/editor is doing the comic at the time...
mr know it all said on 25/Feb/08
Lee, Wolverine is more like 5'2 - 5'4. NOT 5'7
Anonymous said on 18/Feb/08
Jakob, Bale is no where near 6'2, he's around 5'11-6'0.
Jakob said on 14/Feb/08
OMG ---Have you seen The Prestige??-Christian Bale is 6.2 and Hugh seems much taller than Ch in that movie som it could be 6.3-6.4
Bobo said on 20/Jan/08
LEE:

You realise the Wolverine-height issue was debated 4 or 5 years ago?
dmeyer said on 8/Jan/08
i think he s more 188 flat near travolta
dmeyer said on 8/Jan/08
travolta look 184 cm by him
clark said on 6/Jan/08
Brandon Routh (Superman) did appear taller than Jackman...
lee said on 16/Dec/07
Jackman's six-two? Holy crap!

I mean, he was a good choice acting-ability-wise to play Wolverine, but it totally goes against the character. Wolvie is supposed to be a 'tough little guy', like maybe 5' 5" to 5' 7", at most.

I call mis-cast!
glenn said on 4/Nov/07
he used to be a dick.was a phony kind of nice at his play in new york 4 years ago.but eventually seemed to be a sincere nice,as of late.
RobertJ said on 2/Nov/07
Did he seem like a nice guy Glenn?
glenn said on 24/Oct/07
crappy pic.im not looking in,he is,but he is walking away from me,and behind me several feet.
OutBenchThis said on 23/Oct/07
Valeri says on 3/Oct/07
looked a strong 2 inches taller thna bale.so seems right.maybe Glenn can catch him one day.

Im quite certain Glenn has met Jackman and had a photo with him but has said the photo doesn't provide much to indicate or gauge his height.
Valeri said on 3/Oct/07
looked a strong 2 inches taller thna bale.so seems right.maybe Glenn can catch him one day.
Max said on 10/Sep/07
Yeah, I think as much as anything my brothers did it as a novelty to see if anybody would notice.
AAAA said on 10/Sep/07
Oh okay...that just sounded like the guy who hired you, especially in that line of work, was playing with fire with a 12 year old bouncer. But i got you now
Max said on 9/Sep/07
Although my birth certicate said 12 I was already bigger than most adult men, so people naturally assumed I was much older than I was. The job was of course unoffical and my 2 older brothers who were also boucers at the same club got me the job on an occasional basis when someone called in sick. They were both over 21 and the size I am now so it was a very well behaved club.
AAAA said on 9/Sep/07
How could you have possibly been a bouncer at 12. The legalities must have been ridiculous. Not that I don't believe you, but that is really strange. BTW I am from america, so if you are from europe, then I know nothing about the leagalities over there
Max said on 8/Sep/07
Being tall is bad for living ???? At 6'5" I have rarely found my height an inconveince. I am 300 lbs with an extensive athletic background, and no not basketball. I enjoy being out and about and though chairs can be tight you adapt. The one area I have found problematic is clothing. With a 54" chest, and no I don't do steroids, I am limited to 'big mens' stores for my clothing needs. And size 14 extra wide shoes cut down th selection quite a bit too. On the plus side when I go to a bar my stature is a big plus, as when I travel. I am often asked if I am a professional wrestler, and it makes a good icebreaker at parties. On planes the standard seat is ridculously cramped, but fortunatley I can afford business class which has tons of hip and leg room. The door to planes is such that I always have to duck entering and leaving but you get used to it. The only time in my life when I would have to say it was " bad for living" was as a teen when I first started getting big. I was 6'2" & 200 lbs by my 12th birthday and so much bigger than my class mates that I was always being asked if I had been left back a couple years, when in fact I was the youngest in the class. On the plus side I am probably one of the few people ever who had a part time job as a bouncer at 12.
I'm what I am said on 12/Aug/07
Well, Viper! My favourite commentor! I have to sit most of time for my job.6'8 is good for playing basketball and isn't too bad for living at home or in a own hotel.I'm not especially interested in basketball, I'm soccer's fan, but sometimes when I have rest, I watch basketball, too...Hmm! My favourite player is Steve Nash! Is Nash's height similar to my height? Yeah, maybe if Sarah J. Parker's 5'3 - 5'4. I just met Dirk Nowitzki&..just seen Nash on TV.My idol footballers're Diego Maradonna, Mane Garrincha, and now...Javier Saviola. But being tall has to suck if I'm an average Joe is not my definition, the most positive thing is that you're big,but you're good at "work of the little" and the contrast. I'm skillful, even at my height...Hugh Jackman's moving is also better than I can think...
andrew said on 11/Aug/07
He is a proper 6'2"+ but has a decent posture and because of this looks much taller than his surrounders. IMO
AAAA said on 7/Aug/07
Here he is with 5'3 Sarah Jessica Parker
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P.S. I find this picture hilarious
AAAA said on 7/Aug/07
I've got a few people I know over 6'4 and they all say it is a hiderance now that they no longer play sports and such. 6'3 is the mark of going from tall to almost too tall for your own good. I'm 6'2 and I have some problems with my height from time to tiime
Viper said on 6/Aug/07
6-8 isnt too bad If you play basketball for a living. Shaq can get away with 7-0 and live a happy life because hes Shaq. But If you are just an averahe joe than being that tall has to suck.
I'm what I am said on 5/Aug/07
I'm "just" 6'4 is a speech for 6'8 people. Sorry! It was a magnify of me; not all americans, just some of them ( It's also the magnifies of some others(the people who know their height but they think I'm taller than I am, too) to me because in their eyes, I'm too tall and too big) and not only Americans, the rest of the world seem to like guessing their height more than measuring; in Latin America, if you're 6', people here will say that you're 6'3 ( I can easily understand why do I always read that Ricky Martin and Benicio Del Toro 're 6'4), I think you know by yourself what they say about people at my height. Believe me! 6'4 is already too tall and bad for living. Even I live in northern Europe, when I still went to school, I was always the tallest in my class and the second tallest in my grade. I used to try to stop my height at 6'1 when I was 14 but I couldn't...Love being tactful and clever. I don't thing the movie-stars like Hugh Jackman are favourable or pleasant that you ("the Jackmanlovers") upgrade their height.
lolzzz said on 5/Aug/07
nono hes 5'3 look here =D lol Click Here
181,181 said on 4/Aug/07
just 6'4..that kills me >D everybody in america? are you saying americans in general are worse at analyzing heght tha others? doubt it. 6'4 is really tall yeah. 6'8 is just bad for living i think.
I'm what I am said on 29/Jul/07
He's as he says: 6'2. He's one of a few Hollywood stars, who know exactly how tall they are. Everybody in America when they see me, they've always said that I'm at least 6'8 because they think, they're taller. It nerves me much because I'm just 6'4...
anonymous said on 27/Jul/07
i always thought hugh jackman was around 6ft 4. he just looks so tall. he looks nice with long hair. i loved how it looked in van helsing.
17,181 said on 4/Jul/07
Clint is actually a soft guy as well david.So I have no idea what you menat by that.
anonymous said on 3/Jul/07
he is right. i am 6`2 3/4, and i definetely can't sit comfortably in most chairs. i can't even lie down in my bed straight. my height can be hindering.
Anonymous said on 24/Jun/07
yea he seems big in most movies haha my cousin is 6-4 and he cant sit either haha
david . said on 20/Jun/07
i was surprised he came off so soft in that Punked episode.His personality is closer to the Boy from OZ than to Wolverine/Clint Eastwood in real life
Jason said on 17/Jun/07
6'2 1/4''. I 101% agree with this listing.
Anonymous said on 7/Jun/07
a GENUINE 6ft 2in actor, maybe 6'2.5
Abigail said on 6/Jun/07
i met him because my dad works on cameras and reparing them, so i get to come with him because i'm homeschooled. anyway he's really really really tall and i'm 6'1, plus he's also unbelievably nice.
Anonymous said on 15/Apr/07
I like 6'2.5 for Jackman, and 6'.5 for bale. Came across this pic of them together searching for their respective supehero workouts. Looks to be about 2 in. Jackman is perpendicular and bale is doing some weird head tilt, but a decent shot nontheless

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Max said on 9/Apr/07
I saw Hugh Jackman in Vancouver when he was filming X-Men 3. I was about 3 feet away and was able to greet him. I'm 6'5" and had 3" on him. I was wearing sandals and his shoes looked flat also.
preen said on 4/Apr/07
i want to say that hugh jackmans is 6'3 not 6 sorry fix your information!!!

[Editor Rob: what you jibbering about, he's been stuck on 6ft 2.5 since near enough the beginning of the site]
Jay said on 1/Apr/07
Watched the Prestige, have to say Jackman looked pretty damn tall in that movie, not sure if it was his boots but he looked about 6'2, maybe 6'3 at most. I guess his posture and his shoes sometimes make him look shorter than he really is. Also, I'd have to say that Cristian Bale never once looked 6'0 to me, he was eitehr the same height as everyone in the movie or shorter, my guess for Bale would be 5'11, 5'11.5 and at times he looked 5'10.
Jay said on 31/Mar/07
I agree with Viper, Jackman seems like 6'2 to me, nothing more. Routh seems taller then him in pictures, and was roughly about 2" taller then Travolta in Swordfish. I rented the Prestige today so I'll see how tall he looks beside Cristian Bale.
AAAA said on 2/Mar/07
He can look taller or shorter than Fammake Jennsen, depending on the award. Hard to pin down precise, but a strong 6'2
Viper said on 2/Mar/07
Looks nothing more than a flat 6-2 to me.
Dave said on 1/Mar/07
I am a legit barefoot 188cm (6'2)I met Hugh at X-men last stand's UK premier and he seems a very solid 6'2, same height as me (maybe a cm more) and not many people that claim 6'2 are the same height as me.
supes78 said on 9/Feb/07
Hugh's one of the few celebrities that actually downplays his height quite a lot. When he was first cast as Wolverine, he was listed as only 6 foot tall. Since then, I've heard him refer to himself as 6'2", then 6'3". The more I see of him the more I'm convinced that he oould very well be 6'3" flat.
me said on 31/Jan/07
bernar - the jeans are Paper Denim and Cloth.
brother_h said on 23/Jan/07
my brother met hugh jackman and my brother is 6'5 and a half and my bro says hugh comes up to his eye. i come upto my brothers nose so that must make me 6'1 right?
my bro is on a movie with him, i didnt get the name tho but its in australia
bernar said on 6/Jan/07
anyone know what type of jeans is Mr. Hugh Jackman wearing on shemp's link?? i will be very grateful for an answer.
Ventess said on 27/Dec/06
Thanks a lot shemp, that's really helpful - finally found a place to get thin trainers. The picture you provided basically confirms that Jackman is 6ft 2-2.5 max.

dmeyer, i'm slightly confused about your comment, especially the bit about "0.4 to 0.45 in 1.1cm" trainers. What's the first (0.4cm) part and the second (1-1.1cm) thing?
dmeyer said on 25/Dec/06
rob you are right my girlfriend just gave me sneakers ultra thin from reebock and the heels is only 0.4 to 0.45 in 1 to 1.1 cm so when somebody waers 1.25 sneakers he has 2 cm advantage and converses have a bit more like 0.55 to 0.65 1.3 to 1.65 cm but some trainers have only 1 cm 0.4 in less than 1 cm is pretty rare

[Editor Rob: I've got a special pair actually from a football club, they are similar to converse but actually give under 0.5...I don't wear converse for ages anyway, not so good for my feet]
Glenn said on 24/Dec/06
I read 6-4,and couldve sworn he looked it when I saw him 4 years ago.but then my 5-8 friend recently posed with him and he looked 6ft! so yeah,I think he is 6-2 tops.
shemp said on 23/Dec/06
Ventess
On this site there are some pics of Jackman with those shoes (the third and fith picture down)
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Those shoes are called "Converse All-Stars", and they're pretty easy to find. So depending on where you live, just google "Converse All-Stars" and it'll come up with lots of sites where you can get them from.
Anyway, I've noticed Hugh nearly always wears these type of shoes to award shows and stuff. That's why he always looks shorter than other 189 cm actors, because they usually wear normal dress shoes, giving them 1-2 cm heal advanage.
Ventess said on 22/Dec/06
Does anyone have a picture of Jackman in his 1cm ultra-low trainers? And does anyone one know where to buy these or equivalents?

For my part i think Jackman the estimation of his height is correct at 6'2.5". Just take a look at Van Helsing and Swordfish. No way 6'4" or above.
dmeyer said on 14/Dec/06
a friend of mine that is 6 feet when he wear 0.5 puma and i wear 1.25 dress shoes i look as tall even a hair taller
Bob H. said on 20/Oct/06
Just returned from seeing "The Prestige". Jackman is a tad taller than Caine.
6'2" for Jackman looks right. In many ways he very much resembles a young Clint Eastwood.
Alex said on 29/Sep/06
MHouillon: Most cowboy boots have a 2 inch heel as standard, its not difficult to sneak in another inch in there.
Jackman said on 12/Aug/06
I just saw the trailer for 'The Prestige,' and Jackman looks 3 inches
taller than Michael Caine.
janeway said on 9/Aug/06
The September issue of Premiere magazine says he is six three.
Jake said on 15/Jul/06
He and Eric Bana are both just over 6'2", but sometimes billed at 6'3". Notice both admit to being shorter than 6'3".
kenji toyokawa said on 1/Jul/06
Hi mof.. wat i tink is becoz we can't see wats hugh shoes wore.. might be a flat 1 or 2cm thick tat makes routh looks even taller with his posture and might be shoe lift.. but wat i give routh height was 1.9m(6ft3)to be..
Jordan said on 28/Jun/06
Brandon looks bigger becasue it seems that Jakman is leening or some s***, Look at his leg bent
MOF said on 26/Jun/06
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Why does Brandon Routh look so much bigger even when he's standing behind Jackman?
MHouillon said on 13/Jun/06
2-3 inch heels ? Do you know, how high 3 inches heels are ??? that's 7.5 centimeters! Show me a male boot with a 7.5 cm heel.
A 2-inch heel is barely possible, since Cowboy, Biker or CaterPillar Boots have 3,5cm - 4,5cm heel. It's difficult with those "big parameters" like inches, isn't it ? I know, it's easier to say "a couple of inches" than 1 3/8" (3.5cm) - 1 3/4" (ca. 4,5cm) but you should obey, that 1 inch is 2.5 times a centimeter (2,54 actually). Describing heels or height-losses with inches (or some/ or a couple of inches) is like describing weight with tons. Not only in this case the metric system is better.
Shorty said on 3/Jun/06
I just saw Jackman on Leno, and he was about 4 inches taller than leno...in in boots that looked like they had 2-3 inch heels.
Jason said on 2/Jun/06
It's sometimes like that. Dolph Lundgren's played the Punisher and the Punisher in the comics is only 6'0''. Arnold played Conan and Conan in the comics and books is practically a giant in height who rarely comes across a man taller than himself according to one description I remember.
sf said on 1/Jun/06
J-Dog - I'm not saying Jackman doesn't do a good job, but physically, he was the wrong choice. just like Michael Chiklis was a bad choice to play the Thing. the Thing is huge, Chiklis is, what, 5'8"? It would be nice if these producers picked people based more closely on their actual match to the character's characteristics, the way they did Toby Maguire and Spiderman. That's part of what makes Wolverine, Wolverine - a litte, super tough guy like a REAL wolverine. It's a small animal that is enormously viscious and tough, thus the reason why Wolverine in the comics was also protrayed as small. It loses those connotatioins with a 6'3" guy. Hmmm...maybe I read too many comics when I was younger?
Viper652 said on 1/Jun/06
Yeah, it was a camera trick I think. More then likely Marsden was wearing built up shoes.
anonymous said on 31/May/06
Jackman looked about the same height as Marsden in X3 in their scene together. I guess they did use a camera trick for that scene
Viper652 said on 31/May/06
Yeah Jason, Grammar just doesnt look 6-1 to me.
Jason said on 31/May/06
Kelsey Grammar *might* have been 6'1'' a long time ago. I would say Jackman is most likely a hair over the 6'2'' mark.
Mario said on 31/May/06
I believe that he doesn't even know how tall he is.
But yeah I think that he could be easy 6 ft 3, time for an upgrade?
Viper652 said on 31/May/06
But has Jackman ever said he was 6-3?? Hes said 6-2, a little over 6-2 a couple of times, but never 6-3.
J-Dog said on 30/May/06
190cm seems a bit more fitting. SF I have to disagree I think Jackman plays an incredible Wolverine, his acting and charisma carry through. Click Here
supes78 said on 30/May/06
It's weird how Hollywood gets tall actors to play shorter characters (i.e. Jackman as Wolverine, Eric Bana as Bruce Banner) but then gets short actors for the big guy roles (i.e. Michael Keaton as Batman).
MHouillon said on 30/May/06
Yeah, Jackman is a clear 6'3". Look at the imdb photo from X3 with the whole cast. He's nebver ever 6'2 or 6'2.5. He tops 6'1 Kelsey Grammer more than one inch.
sf said on 30/May/06
Well, in the old X-men comics I read, it said about 5'7". Even so, he was a bad choice to play Wolverine.
J-Dog said on 30/May/06
Yeah Jackman is basically 6'3". Look how big Hugh Jackman looks like even near his 6'8" co-star who plays Colossus.
MOF said on 30/May/06
No Wolverine is supposed to be 5 foot 3 inches, or 160cm.
Picture said on 30/May/06
How tall did Jackman look next James Marsden in X-men 3?
In X2 he was like 4 inches shorter than 5 ft 10.5 marsden!
supes78 said on 27/May/06
Just saw Jackman in X-Men 3 and he towered over everybody! Brian Singer tried to minimize Jackman's height in the previous X-Men films by employing strategic camera angles or having Jackman on a lower platform than other actors he shared the screen with, but it looked like the new director Bret Ratner didn'f feel like messing around with any of that. Jackman looked easily 6'3" tall compared to 6'1" Kesey Grammer in a scene where they walked side by side down a hallway.
sf said on 27/May/06
Interesting choice to play Wolverine, since Wolverine is only supposed to be about 5'7"...
supes78 said on 26/May/06
If anyone's seen Jackman with 6 foot Travolta in the film "Swordfish", it's obvious that Jackman wall taller by a few inches. This is the only pic I could find of the two of them facing off but it's clear that Jackman just can't be anything under 6'2";

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MD said on 26/May/06
It's funny, because Conan claimed a height of "a little over 6'4..without the hair" last night on his show to Jennifer Aniston, but when Hugh came out as the next guest, they almost looked the same height. Someone is lying. lol
Mr. R said on 25/May/06
He is listed in this month's Men Health Magazine as 6'3".
Viper652 said on 24/May/06
That 6-5 claim is pretty funny.
Jason said on 23/May/06
He looked 6'2'' in Van Helsing.
Poe said on 22/May/06
"Anonymous says on 18/Mar/06
In this article the reporter says that he was amazed how tall Jackman was. The reporter says he is 6ft5in and that Jackman still was tall enough to look him in the eyes."

Consider two things though:

1. The reporter most likely overstated his height by at least an inch like most people do, intentionally or unintentionally.

2. The reporter might be a sloucher while Jackman may have a very upright posture (I can't remember if he does).

Both of these things might explain things.
ForensicNYC said on 7/May/06
Here are the photos of Hugh Jackman and son Oscar in that basketball match.
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The game was a cliff hanger 99-98...Lakers now lead the series 3-1.
ForensicNYC said on 7/May/06
Hugh Jackman is a tall guy in person. He was at the front row bench side of the LOS ANGELES LAKERS with his son Oscar watching the team win over The PHOENIX SUNS at the Staples Center, on April 30, 2006. He wore normal dark blue CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR sneakers. No lifts. He looks 6'2". The amazing thing about this actor is he can make himself look SMALL in his movie roles. He looked smaller than (barely 6'0") John Travolta in the movie: SWORDFISH.
His role as WOLVERINE in the X-Men movie is amazing. WOLVERINE'S HEIGHT IS LISTED AS 5'3" in the OFFICIAL HANDBOOK of the MARVEL UNIVERSE. "Five Three!".
Other actors like portray BIG characters. This guys is good at doing the opposite.
Marcus said on 6/May/06
In Bram Stoker's novel Van Helsing isn't depicted as a tall guy...As the matter of fact, he's described as a medium sized and middle aged man! So I'd say that Anthony Hopkins was rather suitable in his role...
Jake said on 21/Apr/06
He looked a bit shorter in Van Helsing, and significantly shorter in x men, but I'd buy 6'2", I guess.
Sue said on 18/Mar/06
If he is 6'2 then that's a bit taller than I thought. As Wolverine he looks a lot shorter than that. This will have been the general idea, if the Wolverine character is supposed to be shorter and stockier. They might have done some special camera work to make him look shorter as wolverine, plus he's quite well built so that might also help an illusion that he isn't as tall as he actually is.
Anonymous said on 18/Mar/06
In this article the reporter says that he was amazed how tall Jackman was. The reporter says he is 6ft5in and that Jackman still was tall enough to look him in the eyes.

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CelebHeights Editor said on 12/Feb/06
In book Hollywood Way, described as: "Hugh Jackman...He's six foot three. James Marsden is Five foot Nine"
6 foot 1, 16, still growing said on 17/Jan/06
hugh jackman is taller than will smith, so this makes sense.
Grant said on 26/Dec/05
In the movie "Run Away, Jury" Jackman and Cusack's scenes together clearly show that Cusack is 2" taller than Jackman, but they are both listed at the same height or people say Jackman is taller. I on the other had dissagree.

[Editor Rob: you mean Hackman?]
Jason said on 17/Dec/05
I think 189cm is right. Though, I used to think he was 191cm and once commented he was so to my girl (talking about a Van Helsing movie advert in the newspaper) and she was like no way he's that tall. She hasn't seen him in person, though...
sam said on 15/Dec/05
I know someone who saw him on the street while he was in The Boy from Oz and described him as surprising tall and being "about 6'3"".
TNTinCA said on 7/Dec/05
I think part of the debate about his height was due to the fact that he lied about it to land the role of Wolverine in the X-Men movies. I remember reading that the producers really liked him for the part but said he was too tall. But he kinda 'faked' being only 6 foot. In fact, I recall an article that was made prior to the first X-Men movie that read he was a 'hair' over six feet. Good choice of words. Hairs can be 3 inches long easy. :)
mercifullming said on 15/Nov/05
I peg him at 6'2" he says he is.Look at the foll. pic
http://www.funkystars.com/hugh-jackman/18.htm
with 5'6" Halle Berry in 3" heels which puts her at 5'9".Jackman doesn't look more than 5" past that.John travolta's pegged at 6'0.25" on this site and Jackman doesn't have more than 2 inches on him.
Anonymous said on 16/Oct/05
If sommers reckons jackman is 6'2" and 210 pounds of solid steel, then he must be dreaming if he thinks that he too is 6'2". Hed be like 6ft max haha. I would say that 6'3" is more like it, but I still reckon sommer is no more then 6'1" max
Sam said on 19/Sep/05
Ive met Hugh jackman, spoke to hugh, so can comment, he is 190cm, but compared to Ray romano at the emmys, he proves how ray really is only around the 5"11.5 he claims to be in his show. When ray excepts his award from Hugh , you can clearly see hugh is several inches taller then ray. So ray aint 6"3
CelebHeights Editor said on 7/Aug/05
Jackman talking about X-Men in TvPlus:

This 1m 90 actor almost didn't get the defining role of his career because of his height. "The character I play is actually only 1m 60. Before I had any kind of acting profile I was encouraged to lie about my height. I was told to say I was about six foot (1,83m) tall. I was worried about it when I first had my audition because pleasing fans of the franchise is important. My height was brought up on the Internet. They didn't think it was right. A lot of people who never met me think I'm very short. Jimmy Marsden (Cyclops), who's only 10cm shorter than me, was put on boxes and platforms in our scenes together. You'll notice that every character in X-men looks taller than me."
Coffeecakes said on 10/Jul/05
I would say he is 6'3. Hell, maybe even 6'4, Hugh looks like a big boy. Will Smith is 6'2, and looks it. So for Hugh to be taller than he, than that tells me that he is at least 6'3.
Anonymous said on 5/Jul/05
Stephen Sommers get listed at 6ft2.
Look at theese pictures
http://www.imdb.com/gallery/granitz/2456/StephenSom_Cohen_2659672_400.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Jackman,%20Hugh&seq=5

http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/0338526/2299-K726-26A.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Jackman,%20Hugh&seq=38

Maybe Stephen Sommer is shorter than 6ft2 or maybe Hugh is taller than 6 ft 2.5.
Meera said on 28/Jun/05
I saw "Boy From Oz" on Broadway last year and he came out the stage door and signed my Playbill. My boyfriend (who is 6'3")was with me and they appeared to be very close in height.
gijane71 said on 13/Jun/05
Bana is 6'4" Jackman is 6'3.5" - in Hollywood they don't like actors to say taller than 6'2". Early reports shortly before and shortly after X-Men all stated Jackman at a towering 6'3" to 6'4"......For the record - Eric Bana is average for his family - his brother is 6'8".....

[Editor Rob: I've seen a few Australian newspapers describe Bana as 188cm, Sydney Herald being one]
Robson said on 3/Jun/05
Jackman said in "Inside the Actors Studio" that he was not sure how tall he was but he "guessed" that he was 6ft2-6ft3
One thing is sure and that is that he makes almost every actor look short, in x-men for example they tried to make him look shorter because Wolverine is only supposed to be 5ft3in. I am convinced that he is at least 190 cm, take a look on x-men 2 when they jump in the Mazda rx8, he makes the other actors (Aaron Stanford who plays pyro looks like a kid in compared to Jackman) look like dwarves even if they are around 175 cm.
Viper652 said on 3/Jun/05
Jackman really is unsure on his height. Ive heard him say that he was 6-1 or 6-1 and a half before in an interview.
Ball-A-Hallic said on 2/Jun/05
Yea in that pic below Smith's on a lean so Hugh looks taller but although I really never thought of him being very tall yea compared to some people I'm startin to think he's 6'3 or 6'2.5

[Editor Rob: I'm not sure hugh's a full 6ft 3 though, just under it. I can understand being that tall, he seems the kind of guy who couldn't care about his height, given that he's not sure himself!]
jakk said on 8/May/05
Damn, they most have done special camera effects in x men movies. Because the character Hugh is playing is only suppose to be 5 ft 5 or smaller, i forget wolverines real height. But They got a tall man to play a tiny mans role? Heh, thats kind of funny.
Broadwayactor said on 1/Mar/05
Hugh is two inches taller than me, I'm six even. The thing is that he has impeccable posture so he looks crazy tall in person. Also, really long-limbed and lanky. But then I walk up to him and he's just a couple inches taller than me. Wild.
CelebHeights Editor said on 25/Feb/05
I think Smith has a very slight lean that gives 1cm advantage to Jackman Similar shot as JoeyB link but Jackman does look a solid 189, still possible to be 190cm.

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