How tall was Jacques Tati

Jacques Tati's Height

6ft 3 (190.5 cm)

French actor, writer and director best remembered for films Playtime, Mr. Hulot's Holiday, Mon Oncle and the Big Day. He was described 6ft 3-5 range during his career.

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Average Guess (9 Votes)
6ft 3.08in (190.7cm)
heightPoirot said on 16/Apr/22
6'3 in monsieur hulot's holiday i believe but by Playtime in 1967 i think he dropped a few cm.
vastlybetter566 said on 23/Aug/20
Rob, what would be the equivalent of his height today? Let's assume he reached his full adult height at about 18 years in the mid- to late 1920's.
Editor Rob
6ft 5-5.5
Tall Sam said on 16/Mar/18
I posted it before but Tati really does look 6'3" with De Gaulle but I wonder if the latter was really near 6'5" or just a strong 6'4" because I could see maybe an inch and change between them.
Gonzalo said on 13/Nov/17
It´s not Tati who says he is 1,87. It is the interviewer who says Tati is 1`87. It is in the minute 12:14. Tati doesn´t say another height for him. He just explains how he uses his tall height for the purpose of humour.
He looked taller than 1`87 for me, but it´s true that at that time and in France a 1`87 guy could look very tall.
I haven´t been able to see Tati next to De Gaulle. In a biography about De Gaulle that I read years ago it was said that people called De Gaulle "double metre" because of his great height. I guess he was at least 1,95
Andrea said on 6/Apr/16
Arch and Sam, i have no idea who this guy is... really! But if he REALLY said 187, why should he lie?
And Arch, remember you guessed the infamous GrowTallerGuru as a big 6'3 guy when he really is a measured 186...
Arch Stanton said on 5/Apr/16
Nah, never 187, this guy could look almost 6'4 at times, a 187 guy will never give off that look. This guy looked same range as Curd Jurgens.
Sam said on 4/Apr/16
I've seen all the films he's directed (there's not many) and I'd say 187 cm is doubtful for him at peak. I couldn't positively shoot down 189 cm or so for him but I still can't quite see him that low.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Apr/16
187cm is surely too low
Andrea said on 2/Apr/16
I understand a bit of french but listening to about 50 min of a clip??? That's too much! Maybe give us the min, lazare! I don't know this guy but would a 187 guy be listed at 6'3??? First Terry then this guy... I'm sure you'd be very "surprised" if you measured some celebrities, Rob!
Andrea said on 1/Apr/16
If he really did claim 187, why is he still listed at 6'3?
Editor Rob
if someone who is French can confirm it I'll change.
lazare said on 30/Mar/16
On Radioscopie (1974, video in Youtube) he said 1m87
for me he was between 1m80 and 1m87
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jan/16
He looks to be in the Smits/Sorbo/Bettany category of 6ft3. The 6ft4-5 listings don't surprise me one bit. You can be guessed as that high.

A fraction more, Rob?
Sam said on 7/Dec/15
Actually I think it's a good time for me to take a break as well...
Chase Witherspoon said on 14/Nov/15
I was guessing 6'4 region, 193 est but I can appreciate most of his co-stars in the Hulot films were shorter to accentuate his height for the slapstick, so I could buy something closer to 6'3" range in reality..
Sam said on 13/Nov/15
For a Frenchman of his day, I believe it would be the equivalent being a strong 6'6" or even 6'7" guy today in America or Great Britain, I'm sure that's around the size guys start having trouble finding clothes that fit in some places.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/15
"Jacques Tati's height is 6ft 3⅒in (190.754cm)"

Because I'm just too cool to make normal posts. I need to turn every single one into an art exhibition with the fractions and the decimals!

Rob, this time I actually am gonna take a breather and then come back in 2016. I'm sorry if I've caused any irritation to anyone. I've left some worthwhile names on the height request page. Maybe when I return you might have a few of them. They are/were good people just like this dashing gentleman above me. You and Jenny keep up the great work and I will see you soon! Joyeaux Noel!
Editor Rob
enjoy yourself, maybe having a break from height at times is wise.
james said on 10/Nov/15
When he was conscripted into th french army in 1940 he was so tall they didnt have a regimental uniform to fit him so he was given a mixture of whatever military uniforms would fit. According to his biography he was arrested by the military gendarmerie because he looked like he was wearing a fake uniform. This tends to support the fact that he was unusually tall for a frenchman, although he was of russian descent the family name being Tatischeff. Excellent actor/director/writer , big fan
Sam said on 9/Nov/15
Tati older near Jack Nicholson, obviously has lost some height there but clearly a few inches higher than Jack still. Click Here
A better version of the shot with Stan Laurel & Mack Sennett. Click Here
Tati with Sophia Loren again and a possible lift-wearing Dean Martin. Click Here
Opposite Charles De Gaulle, who was 6'5" per a g search. Click Here
There's also a few out there with Marlon Brando but Tati doesn't stand upright in any. I think with an older Laurel or with De Gaulle, there's little doubt of 6'3" for him.
Gonzalo said on 6/Nov/15
Great addition!! He looked huge in Jour de fête, Mon oncle and Mr Hulot´s holiday. Those three films are superb. Haven´t seen the other three he directed. I have a big respect for him as a filmmaker.

He looked at least 1`90 in those films. He towered over everyone
Sam said on 5/Nov/15
Thanks for adding, Rob! This guy was huge by the standards of his generation, even though I doubt over 6'3" in reality as he was only a tad taller looking than Anthony Quinn, he is probably the generational equivalent of what would be 6'5"-6'6" today.
Already linked a while ago on the Request page but here's Tati with Quinn and Sophia Loren, he looks maybe more in the 6'2.5" range against weak 6'2" Quinn but is standing looser I think. Click Here
Tati opposite Stan Laurel (5'8" listed): Click Here

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