How tall is Idris Elba

Idris Elba's Height

6ft 2 ½ (189.2 cm)

British actor best known for roles in Prometheus, Thor, Takers and TV show Luther and The Wire. In an interview he said "I'm nearly 6ft 3in" and also described himself as a "ballsy 6ft 2in black guy".

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Average Guess (224 Votes)
6ft 2.54in (189.3cm)
Max Francis said on 30/Aug/23
@Viper Nicole Kidman is 5ft 10 1/2in she must have been wearing some real high heels in you're referring too. I've seen Nicole with David Beckham their the same height, Idris is the same height as Chris Hemsworth.
viper said on 8/Jun/23
Then how was Nicole Kidman taller than him on the Oscars stage
5'7 and a fraction said on 7/Jun/23
Under 6'2 is just too low. The man pulls off weak 6'3 way more many times than weak 6'2. He's clearly and most obviously in that strong 6'2 and change range and tends to edge 6'2 guys. 6'1.5 - 75 seems illogical.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Jun/23
Under 6ft2 is ridiculous.....
viper said on 29/May/23
I can definitely buy a very weak 6-2 after seeing him edged out by Nicole Kidman in heels on video
Weak5'11james said on 26/May/23
Very weak 6'2 for Idris Elba.
Max Francis said on 17/May/23
@eshakir He's not 6ft 1in he's at least 6ft 2in for sure. The listing of 6ft 2 1/2in is fine, he's similar in height to Chris Hemsworth, Chris may have 1/2in on him but not noticeable.
eshakir said on 29/Apr/23
What bout 6’1”? Viper?
viper said on 15/Mar/23
6-1.5-6-2 wouldn't surprise me
viper said on 15/Mar/23
I think hes only 6-2-6-2.25

Nicole Kidman edged him out in heels at the Academy awards
Lenad 5ft9.75in said on 14/Feb/23
I think that nearly 6ft3 comment is pretty honest
Max Francis said on 3/Jul/22
@FriedChicken Very true, I'm too honest as no one to gonna question 1/2 inch. I'm 6ft 2 1/2 in most of the day hench why I claim it.
FriedChicken said on 20/Jun/22
There's nothing wrong with rounding up or down if you're midway through 2 marks.
Max Francis said on 20/Jun/22
@Leighton Tang, Most people will not claim 1/2in very true as it's hardly visible. People my height either claim 6ft 2 or 3in. I'm not bother but if I was 5ft 11 1/2in I think i'd claim saying 6ft of course.
Leighton Tang said on 19/Jun/22
Yes, but most people aren’t worried about the half-inch. Especially when you’re at a height like 5’11.5. Who can blame them for claiming 6’0 when there’s all those memes with 5’11 vs 6’0?
Max Francis said on 12/Jun/22
@Leighton Tang, You do havde a point here I agree. I like to be honest though. It's my evening height by the way 6ft 2 1/2in. My morning height is 190.6cm or 6ft 3in last time I remember, but I dropped down to 189.4 cm roughly in the afternoon, so my height is an average 6ft 2 3/4in. I'm sure Idris is 6ft 3in in he morning also.
Leighton Tang said on 10/Jun/22
@Max Francis Sure, if it’s in the morning, but if you measure 6’2.5 before bed, 6’3 is a reasonable claim.
Max Francis said on 10/Jun/22
@Leighton Tang Well if you're height is 6ft 2 1/2in like myself, I wouldn't claim 6ft 3in.
Leighton Tang said on 21/May/22
@Max Francis What height claim do you consider to be honest? Because I believe it is reasonable to claim a height if you're a half inch under the mark.
Max Francis said on 17/May/22
He's the same height as The Rock, very honest about his height unlike many celebs.
Vincent Caleb said on 19/Apr/22
Good listing
5'7 and a bit said on 17/Apr/22
Can look 6'3 quite a lot. Especially considering the poor posture. It's tempting to say 6'2 3/4. The listing here is spot on though imo.
The lowest could see him dropping is 188.3 cm but that's about it.
Canson said on 30/Mar/22
Probably a bit over 188. Looks closer to 189 at a low if not the full 189. Worst case 6’3 out of bed 6’2.25 at his afternoon/eve
Wehrmacht180 said on 28/Mar/22
188 cm
Bluefish said on 17/Mar/22
6'2.5" is a solid listing for Idris Elba if Prince William's 6'2.75" claim is to be true. He's SLIGHTLY shorter than Prince William.
Slim 6'0.25 said on 27/Feb/22
Strong 6’2
Sergey Makashin said on 8/Feb/22
188 in the morning
viper said on 27/Jan/22
He's honest for an actor
dreus23 said on 25/Jan/22
However tall he is, I find it pretty interesting how Idris Elba *always* looks surprisingly tall next to whoever he is next to. I don't think I've ever seen Idris Elba towered by anyone, even with the Hemsworth brothers he holds up very well.

Interesting how he has claimed 6ft 2 and not more, because he honestly can look taller than that sometimes. Though I agree that 6'2 ½ is the best estimate for him
FriedChicken said on 29/Dec/21
6'2 1/4 - 6'2 1/2 for Idris
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 21/Nov/21
Great to see Idris at the 'An Audience With Adele' concert - AND he was one of many celebs to be picked by the glam singer to ask her a question!

6ft2.5. 😋👌
Celebheights 6'1.5" said on 13/Nov/21
He’s clearly taller than Obama here:

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Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 13/Nov/21
With Sacha Baron Cohen:

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How tall does he appear?
Editor Rob
you could imagine near an inch between them there.
Slim 6'1.75 said on 6/Oct/21
Rampage Huddleston and walker are only 187cm
Slim 6'1.75 said on 6/Oct/21
I’m betting he’ll be the next James Bond
Slim 6'1.75 said on 1/Oct/21

190.5-191cm out of bed

Maybe he’ll be the next bond
Slim 6'1.75 said on 1/Oct/21
Height twins with Eric bana


Add to dc page he played bloodsport in the suicide squad
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Sep/21
188cm is too low

He was taller than Hiddleston and Walker
Canson said on 15/Aug/21
@Viper: I’d say that’s possible. Pull the pics up with Elba and Carmelo and Dwayne Wade.

@Berta: Rock def isn’t 6’1”. But 188 is more reasonable today than 189 imho
berta said on 13/Aug/21
he have looked all the way from 188- 190. most of the times he look 189. But dwayne johnson really looked a little taller than him if you look at all the photos of them together then its pretty clear that dwayne is maybe half inch talleratleasst. I guess nobody will agree on that with me because most guys seems to want dwayneo johnson to be 6´1 but he really is atleast 189 still. i give elba 6´2 3/8
Jameson said on 1/Aug/21
6’1.5” I think.

Compare him to 5’8” Sean Penn in premiere photos standing next to one another.
viper said on 16/May/21
Canson, I don't think he's as high as
6-2 1/2 with a 6-2 claim. I think the nearly 6-3 is early morning.

I'd have him listed at 6-2 1/4
Canson said on 11/May/21
@Rampage: likely 190-191 out of bed (6’3 flat) and there’s a chance at the listed height but also a chance at 188.5-189 range. Not sure about 6’2” flat though. Looks borderline strong 6’2 weak 6’3 imho but more the former. Carmelo Anthony looked close to 4” taller
viper said on 9/May/21
He admits to being 6-2

The nearly 6-3 claim is early morning imo
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/May/21
This mark at worst...earlier in the day may well hit 190cm. He's taller than 6ft1-2 guys so 188cm is undercutting him
Canson said on 8/May/21
@Viper: 189 possibly
viper said on 7/May/21
Think he's 6-2 1/4
pov said on 7/May/21
Always looked around 6”2.5, but then looked taller than 6”2.5 john krasinski in the office season 5. Maybe angles.
Eusebiu - 6'1" (185 cm) said on 29/Apr/21
In the movie Pacific Rim he looked significantly taller than Charlie Hunnam (listed 183 cm).

Even at their movie premiere, he was at least 5-6 cm taller than Hunnam without even standing straight.

I think he could claim either 189 or 190 cm and people would agree since he is closer to 190 cm than 188 cm.

His listing 6'2.5" (189,2 cm) is spot on.
ALEXIZ/180cm said on 26/Mar/21
188 cm max
UpgradeDowngrade said on 11/Mar/21
Watching the movie Takers. There was a noticeable but not major difference between Elba and Walker. Also a noticeable but not major difference between Walker and Christensen. Major difference between Elba and Christensen and makes me believe Christensen’s page needs a downgrade.
Elba - 6’ 2.5”
Walker- 6’1”
Christensen-5’11.5”. Christensen has a lanky build that makes him appear taller.
viper said on 4/Mar/21
Think he's 6-2 max.

Nothing more than a 6-2 and change guy at least
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 1/Mar/21
Idris Elba might be the tallest 6'2 1/2 than Tom Welling and Brandon Routh. Just my feeling.
Blanc (1.69 m) said on 28/Feb/21
Looks 6ft 2 with Steve Carell, 6ft 3 with John Krasinski and Rainn Wilson. I'll go with 6ft 2.75.
Chaos Control 6'2.5 said on 21/Feb/21
I have a feeling I’d be slightly taller than him
Magnus 6'4" said on 1/Feb/21
He looked a solid half inch taller than John Krasinski in the Office.
slim 6'1 said on 22/Jan/21
A strong 188 at his low like 188.7cm, routh and welling would definitely edge him out
Alex1.1 said on 21/Jan/21
Looks a very strong 6.2ft guy!
Luci paura said on 18/Jan/21
He is a fraction taller than the rock. I think he is 6'2 and three quarters.
slim 6'1 said on 7/Jan/21
Good guesses @Vincent Caleb
Let’s establish that idris is closer to 6’2” than 6’3” so he must be somewhere between 188.5/189cm so giving him 6’2 and three eighths is the safe option 👍
Slim 6'1" said on 31/Dec/20
As listed ✅
Genau said on 28/Dec/20
6ft2 3/4
FanzWrestler said on 24/Dec/20
Honestly if he says he's a strong 6'2 then he is a strong 6'2. Can't get anymore honest than that. I like how he didn't fib a 6'3 claim even though he's .8mm away from it lol. That's as dead honest a celebrity height you'll get. It's like myself. I'm 184cm but a lot of people think I'm a strong 6'1 or weak 6'2. I tell them I'm a mid 6'fter in barefearefeet at 184 haha.
Jkiller said on 22/Dec/20
6'2.25 I'd say.
Rory said on 17/Dec/20
Looks around 2 inches shorter than Salmon there but then doesn't seem to be standing as well as Salmon. 6ft4.25 and 6ft2.5 looks fair.
Canson said on 17/Dec/20
@Editor Rob: Was Salmon in fact a legit 6’4 (afternoon height) or was he someone who you met earlier in the day? That looks about what they are listed here. Maybe a 1.5” difference or so
Editor Rob
the time I seen him was between 12.30-1pm, he looked a big 6ft 4, enough that I think there is a good chance he could measure a bit over 6ft 4 flat.
Editor Rob said on 17/Dec/20
Here is Idris with Colin Salmon:
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Canson said on 12/Nov/20
@Vincent: I’d give Rock the same. 6’2-6’2.25 max but more toward 6’2- 2 1/8
J2Frenzy said on 12/Nov/20
@Vincent I think of current Rock as 6’2ish
Vincent Caleb said on 12/Nov/20
IMO no less than a solid 6’2”. Absolute most is 6’2 1/8”. How tall do you estimate him at currently?
J2Frenzy said on 12/Nov/20
@Vincent presumably 6’2.75 for the Rock is his peak. What’s his current in your mind?
Vincent Caleb said on 10/Nov/20
Canson said on 9/Nov/20
Vincent Caleb said on 8/Nov/20
@Christian 6’5 3/8”: IMO
The Rock 6’2 3/4”
Hemsworth 6’2.75-6’3”
Rough and Welling 6’2.5”
Idris elba 6-2.25-6’2.5”

@Vincent: I couldn’t have paid for better estimates than what you just provided
Vincent Caleb said on 8/Nov/20
@Christian 6’5 3/8”: IMO
The Rock 6’2 3/4”
Hemsworth 6’2.75-6’3”
Rough and Welling 6’2.5”
Idris elba 6-2.25-6’2.5”
Hyper said on 8/Nov/20
I don’t think he’s under 6’2.5”. His posture is terrible to the point, he doesn’t seem height aware.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 27/Sep/20
I think Elba would've measured the shortest out of the 4. Here's how I'd list them in order in their prime:
Chris Hemsworth/Rock 6'2.75"
Routh 6'2.5"
Elba 6'2.25"
Slim 6'1" said on 25/Sep/20
Similar to routh, Hemsworth Chris & the rock at prime.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Sep/20
🎂🎁🎉🎈 Happy Birthday Idris! 🎈🎉🎁🎂

When I first saw Idris Elba act, it was on 'Prime Suspect' with Helen Mirren. At the risk of repeating myself, this young actor quite blew me away with his terrific performance. He was very tall next to Helen, 5ft4, and still looks that way today on his TV ads. 😁👍

The Birthday Boy gets 6ft2.75 and wished a fantastic 48th! XX

Max Francis said on 2/Sep/20
I'd say he's around that height alright. 6 ft 2 1/2 sounds pretty accurate. Morning height approx 190.5 cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Aug/20
6ft2 is low balling him. He’s edges out other guys that height
Alex 6' 3" said on 9/Jun/20
What's up with this picture!? Including shoes and hair, if Karl Urban stands 6' 1/2" to 6' 1" and Chris Pine at 6' to 6' 1/2" then Idris Alba seems have either forgotten his lifts perhaps stands off the curb (unlikely) or both Urban and Pine sporting monster lifts (unlikely)? Could Alba be a mere, however very respectable, 5' 11 - 6' tops in his shoes with hair? Check-out the link of these sharp dudes: Click Here
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 8/Jun/20
I think less chance he is 6'2 5/8 more on a solid 6'2 1/2.
LatinMix said on 31/May/20
Idris is shorter than the 6'2.75 (1.90) Prince William, 6'2" (1.88) was a honest claim for Idris, maybe 6'2.25 because he is 50 yo today.
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Nearly 180cm guy said on 31/May/20
Idris sometimes may even look full 6ft 3 but I think the fraction under this mark looks more believable. In 2013, Idris met Charlie Hunnam, here are some of their photos side by side: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
In these photos Idris may look good 3 inches taller than Charlie, but I'm not sure if he really has a full 6ft 3. Definitely 6ft 2.5 looks too low. Rob, don't you think that 6ft 2.75 or at least 6ft 2 and 5/8 inches may be a better list?
Nik said on 30/May/20
He is the same height as Nikkie de Jager (autocorrect tried to change it to de Jäger!)!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 24/May/20
Surprised that there were no new posts on this page for nearly 2.5-3 months.
Dream said on 5/Mar/20
Rob, do you think he could be 6'2 5/8", like Tom Welling? I feel that his posture indicates he's not a height aware.
Editor Rob
A chance of measuring it, but 6ft 2.25 for me would be too low, 6ft 2.75 maybe earlier in the day range.
Paul H said on 21/Feb/20
I'd guess around 6.2 or a very strong 6.1 guy.
Dream said on 23/Jan/20
@Canson that, along with that Idris, at times, stands further away from the Camera, than the Rock.
Canson said on 23/Jan/20
@Dream: that’s in addition to Rock having had more footwear Than Idris on occasion
berta said on 20/Jan/20
i thiknn Dwayne johnson looked like he could be the taller one.
Dream said on 20/Dec/19

One reason why I think Idris would measure taller than current Rock, is because half the time, Idris tends to stand loose with the Rock, multiple times. It's obvious, looking how relax his knees are.
TheBat said on 15/Dec/19
I give Idris a solid 6'2.5" as well. He's way more honest than The Rock.
Canson said on 9/Dec/19
@Dream: He May edge out the Rock by Max half inch possibly. I doubt Rock is much over 6’2” if even
Dream said on 29/Nov/19
He edged out the Rock, here — Click Here
Lamont Cranston said on 19/Nov/19
Whatever his height he dominated Bill Ford at the launch of the Mustang Mach E.

Huge chest etc. looks like he could play rugby...
Importer said on 29/Oct/19
@Gyro lol!
Gyro said on 25/Sep/19
In a Star Trek omaze video, Chris Pine tells Idris that he's much shorter than he expected him to be.

I found that a bit interesting, however Idris wears super flat footwear a lot which maybe Chris wasn't taking into consideration.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Sep/19
Well, Nik, with acting ability such as he possesses, I don't think he has to worry about his height! I saw him on the Jonathan Ross show, guesting with Liv Tyler and others, and he looked very tall and was charming and funny. That was Sept/Oct last year. Round about the beginning of the year, he was in an old 'Silent Witness', with the great Amanda Burton, 5ft4, and I thought, "No wonder this guy became a big Hollywood name!"

From me, it's 5ft2.75. I am agreeing with the average. 💪😁
Nik said on 22/Sep/19
It's interesting that he claimed to be 6'2"!
Ian555 said on 12/Sep/19
Rob do you have the link to the interview where Elba claimed to be nearly 6' 3"?
Editor Rob
It's from Daily Mail 2008.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Sep/19
🎁🎉😁🎂 Happy Birthday Idris! 🎂😁🎉🎁

Many Happy Returns to Idris Elba, who turns 47 today. When I saw his performance in 'Silent Witness', that was it! I knew this tall, dark actor was going far!


Wheat farmer said on 28/Aug/19
Typical 189 cm guy
Canson said on 6/Aug/19
@KaziSh: you haven’t seen him with 6’6” Carmelo I guess? Melo has close to 4” on him
KaziSh said on 5/Aug/19
Rob I think you should upgrade Elba to 6'3" bcuz him standing next to Will Smith who you listed as 6'1.5" Elba looks a inch and a half taller which would make Elba 6'3". And how tall do you think Elba could be in the morning?
Dream said on 1/Aug/19

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The Rock standing a bolt and Idris has his legs spread out.

Here's where Idris Elba looked taller.

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Canson said on 31/Jul/19
@Junior: agreed. Half inch probably tops. Maybe just a CM
VonMoger said on 30/Jul/19
Elba looked Loki’s 6’1.75” height, almost an inch shorter than 6’2.5”-6’2.75” Thor. That’s why 6’1.75” The Rock looked the same height as 6’1.75” Elba.

The Rock was the real 6’2 5/8” peak, Roman Reigns is 6’1 5/8” max, same with Lesnar at 6’1 5/8” max. Which means Seth Rollins ain’t 6’1”.

So ya boy Seth Rollins
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 29/Jul/19
I don't think The Rock is really taller than Elba, the other way around would be it.
viper said on 28/Jul/19
Idris would be a very good James Bond IMO.

If they went that way I wouldn't have a problem. Take out his skin color, he's easily one of the top candidates.

We would have a TALL Bond again, after 5-10 Craig. He's taller than 6-1.5 Connery
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 20/Jul/19
Your comment made zero sense. What's the point of even having CelebHeights if people are expected to keep their opinions to their own? This site is meant for people to openly express their opinions of celebrities' heights, as well as supporting their opinions by showing pics and clips.
Canson said on 18/Jul/19
@MalcolmStreet: I get what you’re saying but to say Viper is doing that or the only one who does it is grossly understated. There are a lot of others out there who insist that a celeb is an inch taller than they’re listed or than the vote on the page or popular belief, yet nothing is ever said to them. It always occurs when someone estimates them below Rob’s listing not above. They get off scot free all the time
viper said on 18/Jul/19
Rock edges him there.

But we have too much evidence of Rock being 6-2 max the other way.
viper said on 18/Jul/19
When he says nearly 6-3 I think that's out of bed.

He also says he's 6-2
viper said on 18/Jul/19
Elba doesn't even claim 6-3
Johan 185 cm said on 18/Jul/19
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Just angles Iqqy, they are almost exactly the same height and Dwayne is standing better. He really came out fighting that day, he looked close to 7 inches taller than Jason Statham in a few pics although Jason was standing with very loose posture.
Canson said on 17/Jul/19
@Viper: Suggs May have been a hair over 6’3”. I’ve seen him in person once and he was about an inch shorter than me. Maybe he is just 6’3” flat tho. Look at Idris and Carmelo Anthony and that’s 4” between them. Melo is at most as tall as Rob lists him. Worst case 6’6” flat
MalcomStreet said on 17/Jul/19
@Viper we get have to prove a point, people have their own opinions you have your own so why do you keep saying he’s 6'2" if some ppl think Elba is 6'3" it’s their opinion you don’t have to prove them wrong. Literally in every celeb I go to you keep spamming and it’s really annoying
Iqqy said on 16/Jul/19
The Rock with atleast an inch of height over Idris. I think Elba is a weak 6'2
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viper said on 16/Jul/19
6-3 measured Terrell Suggs had a good inch on him.

No more than 6-2. He even admits he's
MalcomStreet said on 16/Jul/19
Hey Editor Rob the average guess/votes for Idris Elba is 6'2.72" so how don’t you just give him the 6'2¾" listing. And to me personally when he was standing with 6'1.5" actor Will smith he looked 6'3.5" to me. Hell Idris might be 6'4" in the morning and dip to 6'3.5" by afternoon and by night he is prob 6'2.5"-6'3"
Editor Rob
Well I'm sure he came out with the 6ft 2.5, so I ended up on that mark...though 6ft 2.75 could be argued for him just as easily..
184guy2 said on 29/Jun/19
I personally don't see any problem with Will Smith listing
He could be a 6'1.25 guy but I Doubt under that . With Idras he looks an inch smaller
Callum Parry said on 14/Jun/19
We will finally be able to debunk 189cm when the new Hobbs and Shaw movie comes out standing next to legit 6ft2.5 Idris.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 6/Jun/19
Will Smith still listed 6'1.5" make no sense. Click Here Maybe Smith is nothing over 186cm although i think he is only 185cm but looking at him with the 6'5 Australian paparazo Jayden Seyfarth i wouldn't go under 186cm. Maybe Idris is really a full 190cm when he really stand tall? Weak 6'3 for sure but only 189cm seem too little with Smith ad Gerald Butler.
'Annonymous' said on 27/Apr/19
Rob, please look again at this photo of Idris next to Hugh Laurie and Benedict Cumberbatch from 2011:
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I've sent several photos of Idris alongside Will Smith which definitely showed differences greater than just one inch. Many people in the comments suggest a 6ft2 and 5/8 inch list for guys like John Krasinski, Brandon Routh, Tom Welling or Nicholas Hoult, but I think that Idris is the perfect candidate to get a 5/8 inch list over 6ft2. Rob, maybe that would be a good shout for him?
Editor Rob
Well 6ft 2.5 is probably the minimum and 6ft 2.75 is of course a figure I gave him for years too. Either of those I feel i could go with.
Canson said on 25/Apr/19
1/4” isn’t noticeable. More likely that Idris is 6’2.5 like Rob lists him or slightly less.
TalhaK said on 25/Apr/19
I'm 6'3" took a pic with him we were almost the same height, I'm a bit taller than him, by a quarter or half an inch, Id say he is 6'2.75"
KamKam said on 13/Apr/19
My brother is 6'3.5" and he took a picture with Elba and both of them were the same height.
Johan 185 cm said on 13/Apr/19
Johan said on 1/Oct/16
Sticking with my 6'2.5" guess. He isn't taller than Prince William and I don't believe he would be taller than Lance Reddick either.

So you brought him down lately. I think this is the best shout for him can sometimes look 6'2" or near 6'3.
StonePowers 6?3.19? said on 10/Apr/19
Elba is always in the 188-190 cm range.
Ian555 said on 28/Mar/19
Rob even though Elba claimed to be 6’ 2 1/2” one time, doesn’t he look closer to 6’ 2 3/4” more of the time? Like this photo with Will Smith. Smith is about 6’ 1 1/2”, and in this photo Elba looks 6’ 3” here Click Here. Same thing Gerard Butler, who I think is about the same height as Smith Click Here. Elba looks like he could be 6’ 3” there again. And in this photo he looks pretty comparable to Chris Hemsworth, who is listed as 6’ 3” on here and I find that believable Click Here. He also looks 6’ 3” with Benedict Cumberbatch and Hugh Laurie, who I think was 6’ 2” peak more like 6’ 1 1/2” now Click Here. Also I submitted a vote for Elba originally at 6’ 2 1/2” could you change that vote to 6’ 2 3/4”?
Editor Rob
Maybe the 6ft 2.5 is his low - he can (when standing tall) seem nearer 6ft 3 than 2 at times.
Canson said on 20/Feb/19
@Junior: Melo could be the full 1/4” over as well. But I also say 189 for Idris
saltyfish177cm said on 7/Feb/19
Big Rob, Rob Kazinsky holds up well with Idris in the pic below, what does he look to you?

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Canson said on 4/Feb/19
@Shashank: not sure if he has a footwear advantage or some camera advantage on Will Smith. Smith looks nothing more than a solid 6’1” however on Fresh Prince. Donald Trump was also taller than him on the show when he made an appearance. Trump looked 6’2 next to a 6’4.5 James Avery which Is really how he looked. I think Rob has Elba listed ok here. That’s likely a low for him or near it. I could rule out above that mark since he claimed 6’2 1/2 before but I don’t rule 6’2 3/8 out either. Here he is with Carmelo Anthony. Anything around 198-199 fits him when I saw him in person a few years ago but no less than 6’6” flat. Melo has anywhere around 3.5 or 4” on him

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Shashank-6'3 3/8 said on 3/Feb/19
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Looks about 6'2.75 here
Bananas said on 13/Jan/19
Seems 6’3 in pacific rim
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 11/Jan/19

You're right. It's very rare for a 6'2.75" guy to downgrade himself to 6'2". If he claims 6'2" he very likely isn't over 6'2.5"
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 11/Jan/19
@Canson Carmelo tilt up his face on 2nd picture that can give an extra 1/2 taller illusion. 6'2 1/2 seem legit than previous listing at 6'2 3/4.
viper said on 9/Jan/19
He looked shorter than 6-2 with Taylor Swift
Canson said on 9/Jan/19
@Rob: 6’2.75 as his low on the day seems awfully high. While I disagree with Viper, as I think 6’2” would be a minimum I think 6’2.5 would be a max. He looked just about a full 4” shorter than Carmelo Anthony. I say about because Melo could have camera advantage. I doubt at 6’2.75 that he would call himself 6’2” tho. Maybe 6’2.5

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viper said on 9/Jan/19
Flat 6-2 max
Editor Rob
Even though Idris did have the 6ft 2 on his resume at one point, I think 6ft 2.5 or 2.75 has always seemed figures that he could pull off.
Canson said on 8/Jan/19
@Viper: even if it’s high, he isn’t less than 6’2”. Hes only about 4” shorter than Carmelo Anthony in the pic they had. While I do agree 6’2.75 is too high I think 6’2.25 is good for him
Ian555 said on 6/Jan/19
Has Idris done any events Rob? He’s a good actor one of my favorites do you agree?
Editor Rob
As a kind of 'on behalf of film company' he has done a few, but none like paid auto/photos.
viper said on 6/Jan/19
He looks shorter than Taylor Swift on stage at the Golden globe awards.

This listing may be too high.
Lanky said on 3/Jan/19
Massive guy. I think he could quite easily be pegged at 6’4” by randomers, because of his sheer size/frame, and the overall impression that gives.

Good listing.
Mickie said on 29/Dec/18
This listing is right - 6'2.5".
Zampo said on 18/Dec/18
The head coach of my boxing gym met Idris recently for an award. I know the guy pretty well and I would say he edges me out by fraction or so (difficult to tell exactly due to varying factors). I would put him at around 6'0 flat though, no more than 6'0.25 and no less than 5'11.75. Anyway I've seen a few pics (very good photos for assessing height) of him with Idris, where they have similar postures and footwear. Idris has a good 5 cm on him.
Based on that evidence which is the best I've had thus far available to me, there is a real possibility that Idris is in the 6'2-6'2.25 range. Canson may indeed be nearer to the truth.
Sandy Cowell said on 5/Dec/18
I was knocked out by his performance in a 'Silent Witness' episode I saw the other night, as a promising young boxer - with ethics! He was the tallest member of the cast and could have passed for nearly 6ft3, well, say 6ft2.75.

I can see why he was snapped up by Hollywood! His performance, from 20 years ago, was on par with that of Amanda Burton.
Canson said on 27/Nov/18
@Junior: will should be 6’1 and Ideis 6’2.25 imho. Melo has Idris by nearly 4”
Canson said on 23/Nov/18
@Christian and Viper: I could see a 6’2.5 measurement some time earlier in the day and 6’2 or 6’2.25. Melo had 4” on him
Yourdad said on 17/Nov/18
Rob he looked very similar to prince William heck he might have edge him out slightly why the downgrade
Editor Rob
Well he looks over 6ft 2, and for me the 2.5 I think is believable.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 15/Nov/18

I can believe a flat 6'2" for him more than something like 6'2.75", although Rob lowered him 1/4" to 6'2.5" now.
viper said on 13/Nov/18
He's a flat 6-2. He admits it.
Zampo said on 12/Nov/18
Hmmm...whilst I think this is a better listing. What actually prompted you to take action? was it something always on the list of things to do or did you just read this 6'2.5 claim recently?
Editor Rob
there's always listings which sit on a fence, sometimes for a long while, but I think ultimately for Elba, I am certain it was 6ft 2.5 he went with...and it makes sense.
Yourdad said on 5/Nov/18
I this his 6'2.75 but not 6'3 he edged out Prince William which would make him over 6'2.5
Canson said on 20/Oct/18
@Rob: while I personally see “about 4 inches” with Carmelo, I think 6’2.5 is a good start for him. I doubt he’s any taller than Tom Welling and you downgraded him to 6’2.5 as well. Even if underestimating him at 6’2.25, a guy claiming 6’2 before has to have measured closer to 6’2” at some stage in life
Editor Rob
Overall I think given I did read the 6ft 2.5 once (though cannot remember what magazine it was!) that is probably why he's went with 6ft 2, 6ft 3 and almost 6ft 3 too...
184guy2 said on 30/Sep/18
Looked easy near 6'3 in the FIFA cerimony
Zampo said on 23/Sep/18
@Canson, fair enough, a 6'2.25 measurement is definitely a possibility. I think he may be near 6'2.5 at lunchtime, thus drop a few mm below. Idris doesn't stand too well so it's difficult to tell what he would measure if standing for measurement. One thing I would say is he roughly looks 0.5 inch shorter than Chris Hemsworth.
Canson said on 21/Sep/18
@Zampo: a few actually along with the fact he’s called himself 6’2 and 6’3”. Best case may be 6’2.5 but I really say 6’2.25. A guy his size would measure 6’3 out of bed and be 6’2.5 still a good 2-4 hours after waking depending on activity and how soon out of bed they measured. With Melo he definitely is 3.5-4” shorter
Zampo said on 20/Sep/18
@Canson, I don't deny your assessment but is this based on a single snapshot?
Dream(5'9.5") said on 18/Sep/18
He does edge out Terry Crews, and Terry Crews looked an inch taller than Ryan Reynolds.
Canson said on 17/Sep/18
He clearly needs a downgrade. He’s close to 4” shorter than Melo is and Melo is 6’6” barefoot
Lannn said on 17/Sep/18
Rob, is 2 cm height difference noticeable? For example if a 190 cm guy stands next to a 192 cm guy would people notice the difference?

Thank you for anwsering the question.
Editor Rob
It can be, but such a difference can also look small at times.

The eyelevel of the person observing yourself and a 192cm could also effect it. A 6ft 4 or 5 man might notice the difference more than a 5ft 2 women would.
Canson said on 7/Sep/18
@Junior: he also looks closer to 6’2” with Carmelo Anthony
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 5/Sep/18
Idris look at most struggle 6'2 with Obama. Might be only 6'2 1/2 if standing straight.
Andrea said on 29/Aug/18
Rob, I know I have already asked you that, but if you're certain he claimed 6'2.5 once, why don't you just give him that mark? Unless he measured somewhere between 6'2.5-6'3, maybe right around the 6'2.75 mark, and rounded down instead of up (which you could say it is not 100% impossible), a 6'2.5 listing is certainly the best listing for him, also he because he generally can look anywhere around that mark, when he stands tall. He may well be height twin with someone like Tom Welling...
Editor Rob
6ft 2.5 or 2.75 I think either is arguable, but it may turn out 2.5 would be on the money.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/Aug/18
@Canson Someone like Tom Welling who often get guess 6'2 3/4 or 6'3 get a downgrade by Rob in person at 6'2 1/2 so i wouldn't be surprised that Idris might be looking 6'2 1/2 alot in real to Rob.
Canson said on 5/Jul/18
@Junior: when comparing a 6’2.5 and 6’2.25 guy they won’t look any different. We also need to consider that a guy his size may have measured in the morning hence “almost 6’3” and “ballsy 6’2”. While I agree he can look that and would measure 6’2.5 likely earlier in the day (a few hours removed from waking), he looks 6’2” or a hair above with Carmelo Anthony.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 30/Jun/18
@Canson He can look 6'2 1/2 alot than just 6'2 1/4.
Canson said on 20/Jun/18
I would say 6’3 out of bed 6’2.25 at a low. Melo has 4” on him
MAD SAM said on 19/Jun/18
Idris is taller to 188 cm Tom and equal or 0.5 cm shorter to 190-190.5 cm Chris Hemsworth, that brings Idris height to 189.5-190 cm which I think he definitely is
Canson said on 24/May/18
@Rob: 6’2 1/4 is more of what I was thinking and 6’3” out of bed. 4” shorter than Melo
Editor Rob
6ft 2.5 may well be a better figure, I am certain he had claimed it once as I remember reading it.
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 24/May/18

Well next to Carmelo, 6'2" flat isn't too low at all. And their posture weren't that different.
Canson said on 22/May/18
@Rob: I can see where Johnson is coming from. Him saying “almost 6’3” and “6’2” points to a strong 6’2” perhaps weak 6’3. I would say that it could be a morning measurement say hour out of bed 6’2.5 or 6’2 5/8 and only come down to 6’2 1/4 which is a better fit than 6’2.75. That’s probably 4 solid inches or very close like he said over 9cm
Editor Rob
6ft 2.5 is an arguable figure for him...but I feel 6ft 2 flat seems too low.
Johnson said on 21/May/18
@Rob don't you think Elba need a downgrade or Carmelo Anthony an upgrade? Check the pictures of both together

There is more than 9 cm...
Editor Rob
Elba's posture at times isn't great...really he can look 6ft 1-2 range a lot.
Zampo said on 19/May/18
I'm quite confident that Elba would be around 189.5 cm mid-afternoon.
Canson said on 13/Apr/18
Idris is no better than a strong 6’2”. I’ve met Carmelo Before and he’s no taller than his pre draft measurement of 6’6.25, maybe even just 6’6-6’6.25. That’s a 4” difference in both pics they have. But it makes sense because if Idris measures in the morning he would be closer to 6’3 which covers both of his claims of 6’2 and nearly 6’3”.

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Canson said on 13/Apr/18
Idris is no better than a strong 6’2”. I’ve met Carmelo Before and he’s no taller than his pre draft measurement of 6’6.25, maybe even just 6’6-6’6.25

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Dream(5'9.5 said on 22/Mar/18
@Berta Cage is wearing some funky boots while Idris is wearing regular shoes.

Idris is still taller than Cage by over two inches for sure.
berta said on 18/Mar/18
in photos with nicolas cage he really doesnt look taller than jim carrey did beside cage. could he be 188 cm flat?
Dream(5'9.5 said on 6/Mar/18
Rob, I notice that Elba wears regular footwear (Sometimes even just like 0.1-0.2 inch footwear). I think you can keep him at this listing.

Most of the time, he looks near 6'3".
Canson said on 15/Feb/18
@MrTBlack: yea I can’t see that much for him. I think he may hit 6’3” out of bed and be 6’2.25 at a low just like Russell Westbrook would which to me at least is how Idris looks next to Carmelo Anthony. To his credit tho it May line up when he’s said 6’2 and 6’3 both. He would be closer to 6’3” for the first few hours is how he looks (essentially 2” less than me as I’m a tiny tiny hair above 6’5 when I wake). I’ve met Melo in person and he’s (to me) at best what his pre draft lists him. I’d say absolutely positively no less than 6’6. He had 1.5-2” easy (to me looked closer to 2” but others around us said 1.5-2”). Meaning prob no less than a full 6’6” but I’d say in the neighborhood of 198.5 is more how he looked to me
jonas said on 12/Feb/18
He was 2 inches taller then a door in his ig. Looks over 6"4 with shoes so def close to 6"3.
Canson said on 3/Feb/18
@Junior: I’d go with 6’2.25 for Idris and 6’3 for Boris. You may be right what you said on boris’s page he could be 6’3-6’3.25 max but I’m hard pressed to see anything higher. Melo has an easy 4” on Idris and Melo isn’t any higher than about what he’s listed on his pre draft imho. When I met Melo the 5 people around us said 1.5-2”. I give him the benefit of the doubt and call it close to a full 2” and give him his pre draft. I’d say he’s absolutely no worse than a full 6’6”.

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Junior Hernandez said on 1/Feb/18
I think Idris Elba would drop to his lowest at 6 foot 2 5/8 (189.54cm) and his 6'4 claim buddy Boris Kodjoe about 6'3.5" look 4 inch shorter than 6'7.5" Magic Johnson.
MrTBlack said on 29/Jan/18

Really? In “Daddy’s Girls” he looked 6’4”. I agree with this listing.
Canson said on 15/Jan/18
6’2.5 is an absolute best case for him. Really just looks a strong 6’2” with Carmelo Anthony
heightchecker34 said on 8/Jan/18
Yeah, he looks at least 6'2.5, like I said, even compared to 6'2, for some reason, after the 189cm mark, you just stand out more. Rob, who would be taller.... Idris Elba, Josh Hartnett, Liev Schreiber, or John Krasinkski? All look a strong 6'2.
Psychedelic Earth 187 said on 6/Jan/18
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Canson said on 2/Jan/18
Next to Carmelo Anthony he looks as if he’s at best a 188-189 guy. Not almost 6’3”. Maybe out of bed he can graze but Melo in person is 198-199 and has him by 4 good inches.
James B said on 28/Dec/17
Rob I have a friend who weighs 200-210 at 5'11.75 but Elba looks much broader than he does
Anonymous said on 27/Dec/17
Rob, how do you think Idris Elba would compare to Ryan Reynolds? I imagine Idris would edge him out by a little, however Idris Elba's posture is not always that great.
Editor Rob
yeah, Idris at times just looks 6ft 2...but I think standing at his tallest clears it more comfortably than Ryan would.
Canson said on 25/Dec/17
@Christian: Merry Christmas! And Thanks! You also see here with Idris and Melo that wade probably isn’t over 190cm like both you and I said too. Melo has a camera advantage in the one pic but comparing the three Wade may have Idris by Half inch max. Which is why Boris Khodjoe May have looked taller than Wade in the pic a very significant camera angle along with shoes since we couldn’t see who was wearing what.

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Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 22/Dec/17

Good pic, I see Elba being about 188-189 next to Carmelo.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 20/Dec/17
Rob, has he always been listed as being nearly 6'3"? He looks more 6'3".
Canson said on 16/Dec/17
Looks 6’2-6’2.5 with Carmelo Anthony. I’ve met and stood right next to Melo before he’s a legit 198-199 in person. Maybe he was telling the truth all along and he is actually closer to 6’2 than 6’3.

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Grit said on 5/Dec/17
I would say he is a weak 6'3"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Nov/17
Looks nearer 6ft3 than 6t2 most of the time but you can't rule out 189cm at his low. I'd be very surprised if he measured just 188cm though...
Slim 185 said on 29/Nov/17
This guy nearly if not towered McConaughey at the latest film they made together.
Dreampuffe(5'9.5") said on 23/Nov/17
He also was taller than John Krasinski in photos. This listing is fine!
Canson said on 23/Oct/17
@Slim: not just rob other posters on Rob’s page have him with the average guess a bit high. Rob has said before he’s 5’8 1/8 many times yet people guess him at 5’8 3/8 when his page clearly says at the top what he is and verbatim. It’s just that people both here and in the real world feel making someone taller is paying them some sort of respect and telling someone they are shorter is insulting them. Therefore you see people lie about their height and get away with it. Say a 6’2-6’2.5 guy claims 6’4” then I walk up next to him and say the same thing. If people have either known the other guy longer and don’t have perception of height or even if the guy claimed it before I did they will likely tell him he’s 6’4 and that I’m 6’6”. That’s just how it works. They see it as them “giving us the best of both” when in reality it’s not. It’s essentially calling me a liar and saying he’s not when he is.

But again people generally want to be taller so others assume that is the case for everyone when it really is not. It gets worse once you reach a height like mine or Christians or Berta’s or Ali Baba Insomniak SJH etc because someone these heights (of course there are always exceptions) tend to be a bit more honest. I do know a 197 cm guy (ex teammate) that is about 6’5.5-.75 that calls himself 6’7” to this day because he was listed that way in college. I also ran into a guy recently when out with taller friends that claimed 6’8”. I saw my 6’6” friend not far from him and was hard pressed to tell a diff. My friend also said that our 6’7” friend is likely taller than him or at worst the same exact height (he wasn’t around until later in the night and didn’t meet him). But that’s just how it is. People always want to feel or be taller. That’s why I get as passionate about it and am very staunch when it comes to that as i deal with it all the time and it is frustrating as others say here too because we know they are lying and I can’t stand people that number 1 lie, and two convince other people to lie to make their lie believeable.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 20/Oct/17
There are photos of Idris Elba with a 186-187 CM range Gerard Butler, and he's noticeably taller than him in all of them. He's also taller than a stronger 187 CM range Mark Strong.
Slim 6' said on 11/Oct/17
The full 6'3". He had 2.75" in on chris Brown and maybe the full inch on slightly overlisted Paul Walker.
aknawkneemoose said on 8/Oct/17
yeah that listing is exact. 190 man
Slim 6' said on 5/Oct/17
Canson, lol speaking of "overlistings", rob gave 5'7.5 measured and videotaped roman Atwood the full 5'8". 😂
Canson said on 2/Oct/17
@Slim: no need to apologize. Sometimes on this site you have to explain yourself because people assume that you are if you don't agree with their listings or if you downgrade but it's no secret that most people on this site are overlisted to begin with some more than others

I also based off how he looks with Khdojoe. Boris isn't over 6'3" imho but don't see footwear with them either and sometimes they look close in height. I also can see Boris as a weak 6'3" TBH. I have come across some guys that claim 6'2.75 at their lowest and they can look near the same height as me even with a mild footwear advantage say I'm in casual shoes they're in sneaks as they would be 6'4 I'd be 6'5. One inch
Canson said on 2/Oct/17
@Slim: no need to apologize. Sometimes on this site you have to explain yourself because people assume that you are if you don't agree with their listings or if you downgrade but it's no secret that most people on this site are overlisted to begin with some more than others
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 2/Oct/17
At the same time, it's weird that Benedict's shoulders are at the same level as Hugh Laurie's are, yet the top of Hugh's head is easily around 3" inches higher. Benedict has a long head that's easily in the 10" inch range (and a very low eye level for a man of his height), so shouldn't his shoulders be lower than that??
Dreampuffe(5'9.5") said on 1/Oct/17
He does look 6’3” with 6’2.25” Hugh Laurie.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 1/Oct/17
With a 6'2 1/4" Hugh Laurie, and a 5'11 1/2" Benedict Cumberbatch (who Rob has met):

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It looks like Idris Elba is dropping height as well. He looks to be at least 6'3" by both of them.
Slim said on 30/Sep/17
6'2.25"=strong 6'2"
6'2.5" = 6'."2.5"
6'2.75"=weak 6'3"
We clearly didn't see the same things, no need to back yourself up, I believe you're unbiased and fair. I swallowed my words anyway.
Canson said on 29/Sep/17
Slim said on 28/Sep/17
I take that rude assumption back, but seriously though, the worst I'd even argue for idris is 6'2.5". 99.9% sure he isn't under that.

I never bring my personal feelings on someone or how I like or dislike them as a person or celeb into a height discussion. Others do but I do not. Michael Jordan is my favorite athlete of all time and I still say he is 6'4.5 not 6'5 like Rob lists him. I like Dwyane Wade a lot as a player always have but don't think he is even 6'3 honestly. I look at details and how people look next to people I have met and I have met people who have played against or stood next to Wade.
Canson said on 29/Sep/17
@Slim: what does me liking or disliking the guy have to do with his height or how I perceive his height? They have no correlation to one another. A strong 6'2 is 189cm btw. Which is what I mentioned for him. The difference from 6'2.25 and .375 to 6'2.5 is not a significant difference. I know as I'm 2" taller and can go from .25 from .375 just by being on my feet an hour or two at night.

My assessment has to do with him saying almost 6'3" once and that he's 6'2. We don't know when he measured either. To me personally he looks 1/2" or so lower than khodjoe at times and I don't put Boris as high as he's listed here unfortunately due to what I've seen
Slim said on 28/Sep/17
I take that rude assumption back, but seriously though, the worst I'd even argue for idris is 6'2.5". 99.9% sure he isn't under that.
Slim said on 28/Sep/17
Canson said on 26/Sep/17
I'd peg him as strong 6'2". Boris Khodjoe is not even close to 6'4" barefoot but in shoes he is.
It seems you dislike him and are lowering him, he wouldent measure beneath 189 unless he was hunched over during measurement...
Canson said on 26/Sep/17
I'd peg him as strong 6'2". Boris Khodjoe is not even close to 6'4" barefoot but in shoes he is.
Jug said on 25/Sep/17
About 6'2 I'd say, maybe a little more.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 25/Sep/17
@Mark He actually looks taller than Prince William does there, considering how much closer Prince William is to the camera. He also appears no shorter than a 6'3" Chris Hemsworth does here:

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He also is noticeably taller than Chris Pine (who is near 6'1"), while he's slouching:

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Mark(5'9.5") said on 21/Sep/17
He looks exactly eye to eye and head to head with 6'2.75" Prince William (who has a camera advantage.)

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This listing is legit. No need for a downgrade.
Canson said on 21/Sep/17
I don't think the difference with Khodjoe is as much as people are claiming it is
MrTBlack said on 19/Sep/17
The textbook example of 6'2.75" imho!
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 17/Sep/17
This guy would edge out Ashton Kutcher.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 15/Sep/17
Another picture of Idris Elba and Boris Kodjoe.

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Can look 6'3" with him.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 15/Sep/17
Can look almost 2 inches taller than Will Smith.

Idris isn't shorter than this listing.
Canson said on 27/Aug/17
@Andrea: well my apologies for not "agreeing with you". But just like Christian said you obviously want Boris to be 6'4". Like he pointed out Kobe also edges him by 2". And people saying now that Idris is downplaying their height as about as ridiculous as hell. See Christian's last post below. And as far as open minded I am very open minded and I respect your opinions I'm just sharing mine but it sounds like you don't wanna hear what I or Christian have to say because in your head Boris is 6'4. it sounds like you are trying to get me to change my estimate for some unknown reason. I respect you as a poster at least I did until you got to this point. What I don't respect is the fanboy mentaility across this site when someone likes a celeb etc that they want them to be a certain height. My opinion is that Bobby3342 is correct based on what I see. You're holding onto the Kim guys estimate that Bobby gave. Everyone has a bad one from time to time but if you see the others they are all Inline and who is to say Bobby isn't inline here as well. You've never met this Kim Coates. And I don't put credence on claims as much esp if they are claiming higher than they're listed in other places. By that notion the Rock would be 6'5" and We would have one but inflated scheme here. By that notion Andre the Giant would be 7'5" lol. I know in real life how many times and can potentially speak for Christian and Bobby both how many times Christian has been guessed 6'6-6'7 and how often Bobby and I are guessed at 6'5-6'6 that people's perception of height are all warped. I know 6'2.5-6'3 guys personally that have tried to convince people or tells them they're 6'4" but it's not the same they're 6'4" in shoes not barefoot. Shoes aren't part of your body. But in doing that people with no concept of height estimating go right along with it and 90% of the time instead of looking closely or telling them they aren't really what they claim they inflate the other person who is telling the truth mainly because they feel telling someone they're not as tall as they claim is disrespectful which is Worse if you ask me because then they're calling that person a liar now.

But if you still believe Boris to be that height it's fine by me. I respect your opinion. I responded the way I did because how you said oh Bobby did this and that when he just provided an estimate. Maybe that Kim guy is that height we don't know. I bet had Bobby made Boris 6'3.75 or 6'4.75 you wouldn't have even batted an eye and would've brought this Kim guy into the conversation. Sounds like you are trying to persuade me or convince both Christian and me to acknowledge to you that he is 6'4" when we don't believe he is. That's fine Andrea lets agree to disagree then but you appear to be getting upset like we have committed a crime when there as I pointed out are obviously websites that have Boris shorter than he is listed here
Andrea said on 27/Aug/17
The "imaginary" guy is not so imaginary. He may not be so famous but he has done a few movies and tv shows in the last years... His name is Kim Coates. And this is Bobby's post on his page:
"bobby h3342 said on 3/May/15
dead on rob dead on! I ran into him at comic con 6 1/2 feet barefoot, with shoes on 6 1.3/4"
Now, choose your excuse: 1. That is not the real Bobby, someone impersonated him | 2. Boris did wear big lifts through all the movie | 3. They used CGI to make Boris look taller than he is | 4. Boris had to stand on apple boxes because he had to look imposing and it would have been impossible with a guy who is only 2.25 inches shorter than him
Anyway, this is my last answer for you. I'm not gonna waste my time on you anymore. Your estimates (and comments) are obviously biased, if you still think he's max 6'3 after all the pictures and videos I have posted (which is something you have never done, apart from a couple of pictures with Magic and Rick where Boris, if anything, doesn't look under 6'4)! As I said, I did think you were a very reasonable and open-minded guy from your posts... My bad!
Mateyboy said on 26/Aug/17
Weak 6"3 as oppose to a strong 189cm kind of guy wouldn't you say Rob?
Editor Rob
Anywhere between six two and three I think
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 26/Aug/17

Boris is clearly 2 inches shorter next to legit 6'4.75" Kobe Bryant in this recent photo. It might seem a bit less of a difference, but let's not forget that Boris stood closer to the camera and he had a bit more footwear advantage. He looks 6'2.75" honestly, so Canson and bobbyh3342 were right all along. Click Here This should end all the BS estimations about Boris being 6'4". But knowing that you want Boris to be 6'4" so bad, you'll probably make up excuses like "no Kobe's actually 6'6"", or "Kobe probably wore lifts" or some other nonsense. lol
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 26/Aug/17
@Celebheights 6'1.5"

Half of the guys you mentioned didn't even downgrade, they were exactly the height they claimed. A lot of folks, even on celebheights, tend to have an optomistic perception of celebrities' heights, so they believe that a celeb is downplaying their height whenever they're claiming honestly.
Andrea said on 25/Aug/17
Yeah, I'm definitely the one who is hard to understand here... 😂
I posted many pictures and videos where, if anything, he looks taller than just 6'4 flat but you still say he never looks 6'4! You say he looks under 6'4 with Rick just because Rick is "leaning". That's speculation! While it might be true that he is not standing at his absolute tallest, I highly doubt he would look as much as 2.5 inches taller than Boris, which is what you are suggesting. Here's a clip of them together: Click Here It's hard to tell the exact difference between them from the clip but you can tell they are quite close...
As for Bobby, for the last time... Bobby has claimed to have met both Boris and this other guy. His estimates are 6'2.75 for Boris and 6'0.5 for this guy: Click Here Rob has him at 6' and said he looked 6' max in person. But this is not the point! The point is that Bobby apparently met both of them and thought they were only 2.25 inches apart!!! How can you trust a guy who comes out with these estimates? Of course, you're free to believe him and you probably will because that's all you have left to """proof""" that Boris can't be over 6'3. 😊
Canson said on 24/Aug/17
@Andrea: is this the pic you're referring to with Boris and Rick Fox? Fox is leaning here so Not necessarily a very accurate way to guage a height difference. You're entitled to your opinion if you want to believe Boris is 6'4" but fact he is he never looks it and Fox is taller even with a lean just as Magic was with a lean. Khodjoe looks max 190-190.5 with either one of them 197cm and a 200-201 cm guy

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Canson said on 24/Aug/17
If the guy described himself 6'2" he very well could be 6'2-6'2.5. All of this nonsense about entertainers and actors downgrading their height is part of the Plague that has apparently spread now. Truth is most of you don't know how tall a proper 6'3 or 6'4 or 6'5" guy by Rob's definition is meaning 6'3 6'4 6'5 (or within 1/4" at night max difference at night). Not very many men will knowingly downgrade themselves even the really tall ones like Theler seem to lie up. He's 6'5 barefoot claiming 6'6.5 or 6'7"
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 24/Aug/17
He's 6'3", and wakes up at 6'4 1/8". He's 3" inches taller than a 6'0" Bicolas Cage.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 22/Aug/17

Canson's exactly right. If you say the celebrities' official claims are the only thing that matters to you, by that logic, The Rock must really be 6'5" because 6'5" is his official claim. Or Andre the Giant must really be 7'5" because 7'5" was his official wrestling listing.
Canson said on 22/Aug/17
@Andrea: where did Bobby say anything about 6'0.25? If you are going to try to "discredit" what he says at least pay attention to details and use facts. He said Boris was 6'2.75. Very believable even if a footwear advantage he's 6'3" tops
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 21/Aug/17

No way that this is just a 3 inch difference between Boris and Magic. Click Here This is clearly 4 inches. And this was taken in 2005, when Magic was 46 yrs old, so he could've lost a bit of height, given that he's very tall and was a former athlete. He was 6'7" or a bit over peak but I believe 6'6.75" in recent years, since he only looked 2" taller than 6'4.75" Kobe Bryant in 2009.

Magic: 6'6.75" today
Boris: 6'2.75" or at most 6'3"
sumdude said on 20/Aug/17
Easy 190cm. Certainly looks it in similar footwear next to 183.5-184cm Chris Brown. Elba towers him in every pic by atleast 5-6cm.
Canson said on 20/Aug/17
Yes Andrea Rob also has Liam Neeson Selleck Lithgow and Conan all the same height yet Conan is close to an inch shorter than Neeson. Rob makes an educated guess if he hasn't met people and is being fair not downgrading them if he doesn't believe in it. He doesn't look but that with kobe or Lebron etc. And that's fine. As for the pic magic has even more of a lean than Boris does so that is at least 4" likely as his is about his eyebrow level even with the lean. Boris is described as 6'2.5 on his website and below as well as 6'3 in the other link below. So more likely he is 6'4" in shoes. He does not look as tall as Padalecki. Padalecki I can see as a legit 6'4 but not him. You were arguing that he could be 6'5" on his page at one point but that's a dream. Like KROC said there too don't let his body type fool you. He is proportionately built. As for using the listings Rob has, that is why we are here. To debate. If not, that defeats the whole purpose of this site as we wouldn't be having the discussions we have

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Mark(5'9.5 said on 18/Aug/17
Reading 'The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger' book itself, He is really an awesome Roland (Again, the film itself is a sequel to the 'book series' itself. Again, he's going to be heartless at first, but he's secretly heroic.)
Mark(5'9.5 said on 18/Aug/17
Reading 'The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger' book itself, He is really an awesome Roland (Again, the film itself is a sequel to the 'book series' itself. Again, he's going to be heartless at first, but secretly heroic.)
Andrea said on 18/Aug/17
Wrong link for Magic's picture: Click Here
Andrea said on 18/Aug/17
Canson, if you still think, after all these pictures, that Boris is 6'3 MAX just because a random poster from the site who claims to be 6'4.25-6'4.5 met him and said he looked close to 2 inches shorter than him, I give up. Let's be realistic. He does look AT LEAST 6'4 with those guys I have posted! Is this the picture with Magic you're talking about? Click Here It's not an ideal photo but, if anything, Magic looks more 3 than 4 inches taller than Boris there. This means that, if Magic is as tall as listed, Boris doesn't look under 6'4, again! Speaking of Rick Fox, I do agree he's not a big 6'6 guy but more somewhere around 6'5.5. As I said, I just reported the heights those celebrities are listed at on this site. That being said, Boris doesn't look much more than an inch shorter than him, maybe 1.25-1.5 but certainly not as much as 2 or over there. What about this guy? Click Here Rob has met him and he still has him at 6'. I do think that the full 6' could be a bit optimistic, yeah, but I doubt he's as low as 5'10 which is the very most he looks there if Boris is only 6'3. Do you think Rob would mistake a guy who is barely 5'10 for 6'?
To me Boris does look one of the most genuine and solid 6'4 on here, from what I've seen, and I wouldn't be surprised if he measured a fraction over. He could be similar to a Colin Salmon heightwise! Of course you are entitled to believe he's 6'3 max, even if that seems absurd to me...
Canson said on 15/Aug/17
@Andrea: anything is possible of course. It's just that people automatically assume that someone measures at their lowest and then when someone else who claims the same or half inch less or more is taller than they claim. To me he could be that at his lowest or even what Christian said. I hardly believe that Boris is above 6'3. I remember Bobby3342 said below that he's close to 2" taller than him and out it at 6'2.75. And bobby is going off of 6'4.5 for him he's actually 6'4.25 at his lowest. But 2" could mean 1.5" in some if there were some advantage in footwear. But for Boris his website said he as 6'2.5 previously so maybe he is 6'2.75 and was rounded down but don't see much more. He's a good 4" less than Magic Johnson is. I also remember on All of Us the tv show in thesis 2000s that Duane Martin called him 6'5 and he replies back sarcastically knowing he wasn't that tall. On there he looks the same as usual a 6'4" in shoes guy. I have no reason not to trust Bobby btw because his estimates of people he has met are usually close to what Rob has example Tom Brady and another was Padalecki. As for others saying a celeb is a certain height it is funny when someone says a celeb is taller than they claim or is a height they claim and aren't then it's gospel but when someone downgrades them they aren't that tall. Now back to Boris who do you have being taller he or Rio Ferdinand? He doesn't look taller than Ferdinand imho. And yes many do need downgrades but him at 6'4" would signify that. Him at 6'3" would put the liars however. And you commented on Rick Fox before and saw where Rob says he's 6'5.5 range more so. Look at him with Kobe no way in hell he is a legit 6'6" guy
Canson said on 15/Aug/17
@Andrea: anything is possible of course. It's just that people automatically assume that someone measures at their lowest and then when someone else who claims the same or half inch less or more is taller than they claim. To me he could be that at his lowest or even what Christian said. I hardly believe that Boris is above 6'3. I remember Bobby3342 said below that he's close to 2" taller than him and out it at 6'2.75. And bobby is going off of 6'4.5 for him he's actually 6'4.25 at his lowest. But 2" could mean 1.5" in some if there were some advantage in footwear. But for Boris his website said he as 6'2.5 previously so maybe he is 6'2.75 and was rounded down but don't see much more. He's a good 4" less than Magic Johnson is. I also remember on All of Us the tv show in thesis 2000s that Duane Martin called him 6'5 and he replies back sarcastically knowing he wasn't that tall. On there he looks the same as usual a 6'4" in shoes guy
Andrea said on 14/Aug/17
Canson, yeah, it is arguable 6'2.5 is not his "lowest" but I think he might have genuinely got that mark at one point, barefoot. He certainly is not like a Will Smith who claims the same mark but clearly looks nowhere near that. Idris certainly looks much more honest: Click Here Maybe you can make an argument for 6'2.25 but 6'2.5 would be a perfect listing, IMO! I mean, he claims it and he can certainly pull off looking that tall.
As for Boris, do you really think I'd base my estimate on someone who said they met him and he looked a certain height? Do you really think people always tell the truth on this site about how tall they are or about celebrities they have met? LOL! Welcome to celebheights! 90%+ of the posts on here are pure garbage. Maybe sometimes it is true, maybe sometimes some visitors really did meet a celebrity and maybe they genuinely thought they looked a certain height but I will NEVER base my estimate on that! Unless we're talking about Rob or a few other guys I trust on here. If Boris is only 6'3 tops, as you say, many celebrities need a big downgrade (and many already do, if Boris is only about 6'4)! This is not Boris' page but I'll post a few photos, since you brought him up:
- with a listed 6'1.5 Boris Becker: Click Here Click Here
- with 6'0.5 Steve Harvey and 6' Tyson Beckford: Click Here
- with a listed 6'5.5 Kevin Durand: Click Here You could say he's standing closer to the camera and he's got some advantage there but there are many other pictures of them and Boris can look barely shorter than him, at times. And, oh, the guy on the right is listed at 6'1 on here.
- with a listed 6'6 Rick Fox: Click Here
- with a listed 6' James Van Der Beek: Click Here
- with a listed 6' Kim Coates: Click Here
For these celebrities, I just reported the height they're listed at (I'm sure there might be someone who is a bit overlisted in that list) but he certainly doesn't look under 6'4, to me. If anything, you can make an argument for a fraction over. 6'3 is a big joke for Boris!
Mark(5'9.5") said on 11/Aug/17
I got to see 'the Dark Tower' yesterday (it was my birthday (August 10th;I'm 19 now.))

Idris made me think he is Roland Deschain. (The character is suppose to seem extremely heartless at first until later on in the story, he does start to show that he truly cares.)

The actor for Jake Chambers made me think he is Jake Chambers from the book. However, Matthew could have been slightly better for 'Man in Black' though this might be due to the short running time for the movie.

As for Idris in the movie, he actually stands very decent. He did looked 6'3". This listing is fine.

It isn't a masterpiece, but I 'actually' did enjoy 'the Dark Tower' despite what critics say.
Canson said on 11/Aug/17
I can't see Boris as tall as Jared padalecki
Canson said on 11/Aug/17
If Elba measured 6'2.5 that could or could not be his lowest. Sure he may be that at his lowest or he could also be a bit closer to 6'2" like 6'2.25. Just because someone said they measure 6'2.5 does not mean that that is at their lowest. I guess him claiming it is fine but if that is the case then it essentially means a comparison to someone else is useless. As for Khodjoe no chance he is 6'4 when a 6'4.25 poster here met him and said he's "almost" 2" taller. That could mean more like 1.5" too. Khodjoe looked 6'3" at best with Magic Johnson however
Andrea said on 10/Aug/17
Idris himself has claimed 6'2.5 and that seems a believable mark, WHEN he stands tall... That also would explain why he has claimed both "6'2" and "nearly 6'3". 6'2.25 is far away from being ruled out or impossible but I'd just give him 6'2.5. I think 6'2 is a bit too low and he's got to be over that mark when measured, how much is the question! You could say that anywhere between 6'2 and 6'3 is arguable at times but, if he came out with that mark, why not just give it to him? That sounds pretty honest.
As for Boris, that picture is quite useless because Idris has got some big camera advantage there. It would be interesting to see how he'd look next to Boris in a good photo because Boris is a perfect example of a solid 6'4 guy!
Canson said on 9/Aug/17
I have to agree with Christian on Boris khodjoe as Bobbyh3342 who is my height met him and said he's close to 2" shorter than we are. Also with magic Johnson khodjoe is a good 4" shorter than he is and his site listed him 6'2.5 for the longest. I believ he began claiming 6'4" later on but never looks it

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