How tall was James Caan

James Caan's Height

5ft 9 ½ (176.5 cm)

American actor, best remembered for roles in films such as Misery, El Dorado, Brian's Song, The Godfather, The Gambler, Rollerball, Thief, Alien Nation, Bottle Rocket and Elf. On TV he starred in Las Vegas. In a 1973 publication it mentioned Jim "being just a shade over five feet ten and weighing a mere 162 pounds". He also mentioned in an AVClub article that for El Derado and working with guys like Mitchum/Wayne "I immediately went and got three-inch lifts in my cowboy boots so I could stand next to those guys". In 1972 he claimed "I'm about 6 [feet]" although in 2000 said "I'm only 5 feet 10".

How tall is James Caan
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James Caan was a rising star in more ways than one: The 5'10" actor wore three-inch lifts in his boots so as not to be dwarfed by larger actors Mitchum and Wayne.
Mitchum good-naturedly accused the 6'4" Wayne of wearing lifts himself to stand even taller than the rest of the cast.
-- Gene Freese, The Western Films of Robert Mitchum

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Average Guess (46 Votes)
5ft 9.13in (175.6cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 1/Dec/23
I miss James. I’ve been listening to the music from ‘Thief’, a movie which stars James. It’s by Tangerine Dream, and so beautiful that it has me in tears.
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Apr/23
James’s Sonny Corleone IS hot-headed in The Godfather, but he doesn’t hurt his wife, unlike that piece of work that Talia Shire marries, but then she also has a temper. That’s no excuse to slap her about though. Her husband should walk out of the house until she’s calmed down.

Sonny gets to hear of the violence and comes to seek revenge on his sister’s husband.

The late James played the tallest Corleone son.


@ Sinclair - What an absolutely blinding idea, to have The Godfather cast on Celebheights! Rob……?
Sinclair said on 3/Sep/22
Rob, could you please start a Godfather cast tag?
Sandy Cowell said on 1/Sep/22
James Caan had far more children than son Scott; in fact he had five. My sympathy goes out to them all on the loss of their father. 🥲

I saw James’s film ‘Thief’ recently. The music is by Tangerine Dream and was the first of the band’s albums I bought at the age of 20. The best two tracks are saved to the end of the film, entitled ‘Beach Theme’ and ‘Beach Scene’. I’ve never bought an album by German band Tangerine Dream and found it to be lousy! 💿😊👍🏼

The late, great James gets 5ft9.5.
Sandy C said on 26/Jul/22
Tonight on Film Four at 11.25, they are showing the film ‘Misery’. I’ll be watching it, and remembering what a terrific credit to the acting world we have just lost. 🥲🕯
Bradley said on 15/Jul/22
His 6 foot claim ranks up there as one of the worst height lies on this site. He was a weak 5-9 peak and I'm sure under in '22. There are some golf shoes shots where he looks way under 6 foot. Lift guy for decades. He hung out with real made guys for decades so he could run the mobster lines with cred.
Sinclair said on 12/Jul/22
Rob, who would you say was the strongest 5'9.5" out of Caan, Marcello Mastroianni and Richard Burton?

I'd say Burton was closest to 5'9.75", the other two looked 5'9.25" too often.
Editor Rob
Maybe Burton had the better chance of measuring nearer 5ft 10
Tall Sam said on 9/Jul/22
RIP, he was a badass icon. Occasionally honest about height and brutally honest about a lot else, he could’ve believably woken up a strong 5’10” and change, even as much as 5’10.5” is believable.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Jul/22
Oh no - that’s dreadful to read on Latest Comments that we’ve lost James as well. 🥲

Heartfelt sympathy to his son, Scott, and to everybody who
was lucky enough to know him.


James Caan
(26th March 1940 - 6th July 2022)

RIP James 🕯 XXX
Paul NS (6ft 0.5) said on 8/Jul/22
RIP to a legend. Him, Liotta, and then Sirico... we're gonna run out of mob actors!

Remarkably, he was claiming 6 foot as recently as this year: Click Here
Arch Stanton said on 8/Jul/22
RIP James Caan, too many big actors dying this year. 5 ft 9.5 seems about right, he could look a bit taller when younger when wearing cowboy boots.
Tommy Vercetti said on 8/Jul/22
R.I.P legend.You always be in our hearts.Your Godfather movie always will be the best movie in the world.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Feb/22
I've been listening to the theme music to James's movie 'Thief', by the very capable German group, Tangerine Dream. They've performed many soundtracks, the one to Stephen King's 'Firestarter' to mention just one more.

James gets 5ft9.5 for his peak - definitely no shorter than this in The Godfather, and an inch less today. 😁
OriginalAnon said on 1/Aug/21
Caan barely under John Beck listed at 6’2” here in Rollerball. Clearly wearing lifts.
Rich Paul said on 16/Jul/21
I’m watching Rollerball. Caan is slightly taller than Sir Ralph Richardson who in his prime was six feet. In 1977 Richardson was around 74 so he might have lost an inch.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/May/21
@ Tony Random - Well pointed out, Tony! No, I don't have the vaguest idea whether Kathy Bates actually lifted him, and I very much doubt that she would have done; I guess that the filmmakers wouldn't wish to put the health and wellbeing of their actors in jeopardy for any reason whatsoever. The lifting scene did have the desired effect though. Kathy Bates isn't exactly the tallest of women, but when you see that scene, you can't help but think that she's immensely strong for a 5ft3" female! Did you enjoy her performances in American Horror Story? I felt she was great in that, and equally so in Dolores Claiborne, wherein she played a victim rather than an evil old witch!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/May/21
'Only 5ft10' sounds kind of weird to me!🤫

When I saw him in 'Misery' and 'The Godfather', I saw around 5ft9.25/5ft9.5.
James can have 5ft9.5 for his peak and 5ft8.5 for today's height.
JamesFreakingBond said on 26/Mar/21
Happy 81st birthday to James Caan! Looked 5'9 to 5'10 in Godfather 1 and 2. That being said, he did look significantly taller than that at certain times, perhaps 6'0 or a little taller. Maybe he wore lifts? Not sure, but he gave a great performance.
Tony Random said on 13/Feb/21
Miss Sandy Cowell - Hm, do you actually believe/know for a fact, that it was indeed the actress Kathy Bates, that picked up and carried actor James Caan out of the car in the snow, in a blizzard on her shoulders? It could have been a 6'1 African American guy carrying James - or carrying anybody else and nobody would be able to tell from how that scene was filmed. The scene cuts to Caan bloodied in the car, someone forcing the car door open, you can see Annies/maybe Kathy's hands, that's about it. You can't see her or his face and even if you could, that still wouldn't mean that Kathy Bates is actually carrying James Caan.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Aug/20
James's weight of 11st 8lbs is not what I'd call skinny; there's nothing 'mere' about it! However, I was rather aghast when 5ft3 actress Kathy Bates picked him up out of that snow-bound car and slung him over her shoulder in 'Misery', so he must be relatively light for a guy of his height and build.

James can have 5ft9.5 for his peak and 5ft8.5 for today's height. My favourite films of his are 'The Godfather', 'Misery', 'Alien Nation' and 'Thief', which has a fantastic soundtrack by German electronic rock group Tangerine Dream, of which I have a copy, and plenty more of their other albums besides. They do a great many soundtracks for films.

Sinclair said on 19/Aug/20
I think Caan looks almost 6 feet in The Godfather but I really believe he wore giant lifts in that blockbuster. 5’9.5” is a rather unarguable listing for Caan’s peak but these days Robert Duvall looks taller than Caan. I think Duvall has kept his height better over the years than Caan.
Tall Sam said on 14/Jul/20
Funny how towering Caan could look on The Godfather set. You'd think he was nearly a head taller than Pacino, 2 or 3 inches over Brando and Cazale, the tallest Corleone actor, made to lean and try to make himself appear small.
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Compared to the way Caan looks with Pacino presumably sans lifts.
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Spencer said on 30/May/20
177 peak
David J. Stevens said on 9/May/20
When Jimmy and I were in high school and and he was on the basketball team, he was playing at 6’, and you looked at him in the show Las Vegas, standing on next to Josh Duhamel, who is 6’4”, there is not a 8” difference in height. Ergo someone’s estimation of his height must be off because, even though he has aged, I don’t believe that he has shrunk 8”.
David J. Stevens said on 9/May/20
When Jimmy and I were in high school and and he was on the basketball team, he was playing at 6’, and you looked at him in the show Las Vegas, standing on next to Josh Duhamel, who is 6’4”, there is not a 8” difference in height. Ergo someone’s estimation of his height must be off because, even though he has aged, I don’t believe that he has shrunk 5”.
Bradley said on 6/Sep/19
His 6 foot claim is as bad as Wahlberg's fibs.
Nik said on 5/Aug/19
It's interesting that he claimed to be 6 feet!
khaled taban said on 9/Jun/19
He was 5ft9 1/2 peak, now he is no more than 5ft8
William_O'Jell said on 13/Apr/19
James Caan always came across as a tall man in his roles. I am very surprised that he is only 5 feet 9 or so. He never made it to leading man status. This might be why his career was oddly low key.
Bwk said on 4/Apr/19
This guy and Robert Duvall both look taller in The Godfather.
Rising - 174 cm said on 19/Jan/19
@berta: Peak Caan likely would have edged out Sly. I thought Caan could look more tall side of average back in the 70's, though he did wear lifts for some roles. Here's short video of them in 2005: Click Here Click Here Both in golf shoes and Sly has a broken foot so even less chance of lifts, but they look about the same height. Same thing in these 2003 pics in golf shoes taken indoors: Click Here Click Here Both easily had an inch or more on Wahlberg. Sly was still at his peak height of about 175 cm, possibly 174.5 so Caan would be about the same, but Caan was over a half dozen years older at 63-65 and not in nearly as good shape so it's doubtful he was still at his peak. I think Caan lost most of his height in his late 60's/early 70's, but probably at least 1 cm by 63-65. I'd bet money Sly is taller than Caan today, though. Caan is probably not above 5'8" anymore and very likely down to 172-173 range at 78. Here he is at 70 looking an inch shorter than 5'9" Andy Garcia: Click Here Click Here Click Here and 80 year old Robert Duvall looked taller when he stood tall(though he looked to have bigger heels) and Billy Bob Thornton could look a couple of inches taller: Click Here There's also video footage confirming Garcia was clearly taller than Caan that day. I don't know how much more Caan has shrunk since 2011, but I have trouble seeing a full 174 cm when he was 70 so the average guess of 172 may be spot on now at 78.
berta said on 28/Dec/18
He looked on the short side of average in his peak. Was this guy really taller than peak stallone?. I think 176 flat could be best listing for him peak.
Mark Harrison said on 31/Oct/18
He wore lifts to play Sonny.
Taxi Driver 101 said on 2/Aug/18
Wow, I would have guessed taller based on how he looked in the Godfather.
Terry said on 15/Apr/18
Wow I am surprised. I thought he was about 6'0.
sulu2018 said on 3/Mar/18
He is listed as 5' 9 1/4" (1.76m), but he is listed as 5ft 9 1/2 here, so 5 feet 9.4 inches is a perfect listing for another height database site since that height also rounds to 176cm
Ian C. said on 24/Feb/18
"I'm about six feet." Now there is an interesting use of the word "about." I'm about as smart as a nuclear physicist.
Jtm said on 2/Dec/17
He was barely shorter than billy dee Williams and he wasn't wearing lifts.
Mister lennon said on 1/Dec/17
Solid 5'9 peak.
5' 8 now
James said on 30/Nov/17
Caan never looked any taller than 5'9" when he wasn't wearing lifts. He ruined "The Godfather" because he did not look Italian at all.
Pink said on 3/Sep/17
LOL looking up to little dudes in films. Perspective, how many times do we want to watch featherweight fights
Realist said on 20/Aug/17
If I lost 2" by 80 I would be only like 5'7.5 I am vegan so I might actually grow lol I will stretch and keep good posture..
RisingForce said on 12/Jul/17
When you consider how short his son is(makes Don Cheadle look tall!), James doesn't look more than a solid 5'8"-5'8.25" here back in 2010 at age 70: Click Here Though he does look more 5'9" in this picture from the same premiere: Click Here (Maybe the arm on shoulder trick worked in that one!) And in 2011, here he doesn't really look any taller than Cheadle did with Scott, though he has a cane: Click Here Click Here

It seems like he started shrinking rapidly in his late 60s since in his mid 60s, he was still looking taller than he should with guys like Arnold and Bruce, which actually made me suspect he might be wearing lifts as he was looking easily over 5'9", perhaps even 5'10" with them. Actually, James admission that he decided to get lifts himself because of his tall co-stars shows he may be height conscious. He did often wear the typical large heeled footwear of the day back in the 70s. Makes me wonder about the "shade" over 5'10" description since it's oddly specific, but it seems too much for a barefoot height. Perhaps that was his height in shoes and he was 176 barefoot and stayed pretty close to it before he started breaking down physically in his late 60s.
RisingForce said on 10/May/17
James just turned 77 about 6 weeks ago so almost 80 seems a bit of an exaggeration, though I suppose that's subjective, but Rob is aware of that survey(it was based on fewer than 2100) people. It doesn't mean ALL men lose 2" by age 80. Just the mere fact that some lose more by age 80 means some must lose less, otherwise the average would be higher. I do think Caan could have lost as much as 1.5", but Rob isn't just going to downgrade people purely based on an average. The average man loses 1" by age 65, yet Rob's own father was still at his peak height at 65. Rob also met Billy Dee Williams at the same age James Caan is now, yet concluded he was still 5'10.25", despite the fact Billy was never any taller than 5'11" even at his peak.
Danimal said on 9/May/17
Rob, he's almost 80 years old. He has lost more than 1". The average male loses 1.2" by 70 and 2" by 80.
RisingForce said on 27/Mar/17
I actually have to agree with 5'9.5" peak. He looked to have at least about an inch or so on Brando in the Godfather during the full shot during the wedding scene and Brando and Brando typically looked about 5'8.5" to me.
jtm said on 21/Mar/17
5'9.5 peak is spot on.
RisingForce said on 18/Mar/17
It certainly could help figure out the most he could have been at his peak comparing Caan to Mitchum in that film. I remember a funny story posted on one of the pages here about Brando getting lifts when he heard Caan did, but I can't find it right now.
RisingForce said on 17/Mar/17
Thanks, Rob, this is certainly better. Here's where James mentioned getting lifts for El Dorado Click Here Scroll down a bit and you'll see it in the discussion about that film.
Editor Rob
ok thanks, I'll mention it at the top.
RisingForce said on 15/Mar/17
Rob, maybe it'd be good to add Caan's quote posted below about getting 3 inch lifts to stand next to Wayne and Mitchum and update his current height as he seems to be down to around 5'8" at 76. Kinda funny Caan, Brando and Pacino are all said to have worn lifts in the Godfather. Even though I think Brando was 5'8" range and Pacino 5'5" range, 5'10" peak wouldn't surprise me for Caan.
Editor Rob
today he certainly can look a max 5ft 8.5....but I really would need to find a quote from a book/clip about lifts.
Colette said on 26/Jan/17
James Caan looks shorter than 5'9.
Colette said on 26/Jan/17
James Caan looks shorter than his height 5'9.
James said on 17/Jan/17
They should have cast someone who looked Italian.
Sandy Cowell said on 20/Dec/16
@James - Hello James! I didn't give his appearance, Jewish or otherwise, a second thought while watching 'The Godfather' as I was far too absorbed in the storyline!
And that was the case the next time I saw it and the next and the next....
Phil said on 11/Dec/16
he looks like an irish guy. 5 foot 9.
James said on 8/Dec/16
Caan was 5'9" at his peak. He looked too Jewish to be believable as Sonny.
Sandy Cowell said on 23/Nov/16
I have noticed in no uncertain terms that the main stars in 'the Godfather' films are not exceptionally tall! It is kind of comforting and realistic and spells out that 'being hard' is more a state of mind than being super-sized!
I don't know how Italians fare in the average height per person stakes so perhaps someone can fill me in, the mafia being Italian/Sicilian dudes!
I loved James Caan's performance as a fiction writer in Stephen King's masterpiece 'Misery', where he lives through a tougher trial that he has ever written about at the hands (and mercy!) of a scarily psychotic woman. I saw it at the pictures when it first came out!
I don't know why James refers to his weight as 'a mere 162 pounds' - that seems quite normal to me; let's see, it's 11st8, so there's nothing 'mere' about it! He looks pretty fit and well to me!
I think he looks an average 5ft9 or maybe half an inch smaller nowadays.
alex said on 5/Nov/16
5'9??????? looks like a 5'7 er in the movie "Elf" with Will Farell
James said on 3/Sep/16
He wore lifts in "The Godfather", as did Marlon Brando. Caan was miscast as Sonny, he didn't look Italian at all.
Arch Stanton said on 8/Jun/16
I've caught him in a few late 60s films now where his footwear looked sus, I think he wore lifts for a few films.
Diane said on 13/May/16
Sexy, so is Scott, sad to say but as you age your spine compresses. I am 5' 9" and one day ?
Tom said on 7/Mar/16
Caan said he had to wear three inch lifts in "El Dorado" so he wouldn't be towered over by the other actors.
mrbobh5344 said on 8/Jan/16
He looks all hunched over these days.... like a man with serious back problems. Has a wide waste line, as well. Serious back issues!! Does not stand straight. I'd guess at his age and with his back... that he has lost easily 2 inches in height. Like Clint Eastwood... it's just the passage you pay for longevity and a physical lifestyle when young. I give him 5'8" tops, today.
Sam said on 8/Nov/15
Rob, could you add those credits I mentioned?
Editor Rob
yes, i found a description of him as being a 'shade over' 5ft 10
Chase Witherspoon said on 7/Sep/15
He wore massive heels in The Godfather which are visible in the scene where he beats his brother in law to pulp... reckon 177 peak height sounds accurate
Spencer said on 31/Mar/15
He looks 2 inches taller than Brando in Godfather. Brando looks 5'9 ish. So Caan looked 179-80 in the Godfather. He probably wore lifts.
Sam said on 6/Jan/15
John Cazale was nearly 5'11" I think but Caan looked taller, like I said I suspect lifts.

Rob, can you update his credits?: "American actor best known for roles in films including El Dorado, Brian's Song, The Godfather, The Gambler, Rollerball, Thief, Alien Nation, Misery, Bottle Rocket and Elf." I'm not convinced Las Vegas will be as well remembered as his better film roles.
Ian C said on 9/Nov/14
The Godfather is short actor movie. The only actor in it that is tall is Lenny Montana (Luca Brasi), and you never see him in the same frame as any of the principals. Caan looks so tall because everybody else is short.
rockitbaby said on 17/Sep/14
I don't his any near 1,80m. Here is him next to Anton Yelchin who is 1,74m. They're the same height.

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Sam said on 31/Jul/14
The guy's getting pretty old so has probably lost an inch or more (not only half an inch) hence his appearance w/ Crudup. Back in The Godfather, I believe he had a small lift (probably learned it from being on the lift-heavy set of El Dorado!), why he appeared to edge out 5'11"ish guys like Francis Coppola and John Cazale in photos.
rockitbaby said on 30/Jul/14
He's something between 1,73 and 1,75m, tops! In this picture he's with 5'8 or shorter Billy Crudup and he's almost the same height as him.

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176,2Tunman said on 6/Jul/14
For me there's no doubt he wore lifts in The Godfather,he looked at least 5'10.5 maybe even closer to 5'11 than 10.Quite unlikely he ever was that tall.5'9.5 or maybe 5'9.75 is perfect.Today he doesn't even look 5'9.So,1"loss by 73 is more likely than 2",you agree guys?
richkid123 said on 15/Apr/14
Other than the Godfather, he looked strong 5'9" always. His kids all vary in height. Scott is kind of short at 5'5". One of his other sons is slightly over 6' This guy has wierd genes.
MarkyMark said on 13/Apr/14
Looks around 5'10 in the gambler next to Paul Sorvino
Spencer said on 5/Dec/13
He looks 179 in the Godfather. Maybe lifts? I would say 5'10 peak.
Powerhouse said on 20/Nov/13
Peak 5'10 now 5'8.5 is my guess.
Brad said on 2/Sep/13
Weak 5' 9" peak, 5' 8" today. Lift guy for decades.
RisingForce said on 30/Aug/13
Found a 1976 article that lists him at 5'10" and 162 pounds(I'd guess he weighed more than that in '76) but anyway, I'm not sure if that was his official listing or what he claimed, but if it is, that seems surprisingly honest because he could look easily look 5'10" when he was younger, sometimes taller(probably due to lifts) I could buy about 5'10" for peak height, though he's clearly lost height and seems to be shrinking more in recent years. Wouldn't surprise me if he's dropped below 5'9" now.
Knowitall said on 30/Jul/13
John Wayne never wore lifts. Bob Mitchum was over six feet.

Caan was around five ten peak height . But being next to actors several inches taller would mean pulling tricks to make him appear taller than he was. Wayne was six inches taller.

Robert Duvall was never taller than five eight and a half.
Sam said on 24/Jun/13
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He said he was made to wear 3 inch lifts when he starred next to Robert Mitchum and John Wayne in El Dorado, implying they were bigger dudes...since both of those men are accused lift-wearers, it certainly calls into question Caan's stature. He does look pretty much strong six foot range next to Wayne here, so it's believable that he has some lift:
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Caan did look strangely tall around the time of The Godfather, he could look slightly taller than 5'11" range John Cazale and Francis Coppola (who claimed to be six feet tall but clearly wasn't), looked at least a couple of inches taller than Duvall and Brando and nearly a head over Pacino.
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He looks as listed next to Will Ferrell more recently:
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Arch Stanton said on 20/May/13
He actually looks near 5 ft 11 next to Duvall and Al Pacino in The Godfather. He looks near 5 inches taller than Pacino. He barely looks 5'9" now, but he looks easily 5'10 in this film and looks near 180.
Arch Stanton said on 20/May/13
Very strange, he looks 1-2 inches taller than Robert Duvall in The Godfather, did he ever wear lifts??
Mykel said on 15/Apr/13
In 1973 I was going to private clubs in Beverly Hills. One club in particular was known as "The Candy Store". It was a private club with a cost of several thousand for membership. I was allowed in because my friends girlfriend was the manager's ex. ALL the celeberties came there for a VERY PRIVATE social life. Sonny & Cher, Peter Faulk, Doug McClure, Robert Conrad, Francis Ford Copolla and James Caan along with his brother Ronnie. These stars came here because they paid for the privacy to do what they wanted without any media exposure. If there was a fight or even a shooting...NOBODY heard about it! Caan was one of the trouble makers living up to his Godfather image. One evening he and I got into a fist fight face to face. I can tell you he's a lefty and a light weight at that. He sucker punched me from behind and nailed me square on my right jaw. I never even had a bruise inside my mouth or outside on my face. The fact is he also had to punch up at me. I'm 5'10". I think if he was lucky back then he was 5'8". I wouldn't doubt it if he was closer to 5'7". These publicists that portray their clients have always wanted to hedge the numbers a little in favor of their clients. Fact is his brother Ronny was taller than me and probably close to 6'0" but James must have hung around him so long only wishing he was taller. Those are the facts and I'm sticking to them.
peaceman said on 20/Mar/13
He looks 5´7
chas said on 4/Jan/13
No way he was ever 5'10". More than 15 yrs ago I was walking next to him at Kennedy Airport. We just got off a plane from CA. I'm 6'4", my wife is 5'4" and he was only a couple inches at best taller than my wife. He did not even come to my shoulder
burby said on 1/Jan/13
Yep, I saw "That's my Boy" as well, Caan has been 5'8" for a while now.
pataan19 said on 28/Oct/12
There's a scene in the movie 'that's my boy' where he stands face to face with Adam sandberg who is listed as 177cm on this site and is clearly about 4cm shorter. No more than 5'8 these days at 72 years of age.
Silent d said on 5/Oct/12
I don't think he is 5 foot 9 now. He always looked 5 foot 8.
Blake said on 19/Aug/12
I went his home last year he is my fathers friend he is a solid 5.8
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m said on 12/Nov/11
Mandy Patinkin might have been nearer 6ft at peak.
leonari said on 1/Nov/11
Larc: Please...Watch the Godfather. He looks taller than 5'10 and was wearing lifts. Just because he isn't tiny like Pacino is no guarantee that he wasn't wearing lifts...Ignorant
Larc 6 ft 1.75 in said on 30/Oct/11
5'10 peak, he looked it in the Godfather and wasn't wearing lifts, we aren't talking about Al Pacino here. Probably 5'8.5 today at 71y.
JohnnyRB said on 24/Oct/11
next to 5ft11.5 Mandy Patinkin in Alien Nation he looked a good 3 inches shorter
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LAN Jiao said on 20/Oct/11
i think he is 5'8 and peak 5'8.75
Wyatt said on 6/Aug/11
LOL. Yeah, he looked 5'10" in Godfather because he was wearing MAMMOTH lifts. Caan is nowhere near 5'10". More like 5'7" or 5'8" tops.
anon said on 4/Jul/11
@nancy- "short little guy". You girls are bad. I don't think I have ever seen Caan look little in any of his movies. If you're 5'7 he could easily have been an inch or two taller and you would not be aware of it. I have stood next to guys that are 6'0 and they appear to be the same height as me and I'm 5'9.
tell-em said on 12/May/11
bahahahaha at 5'10". 5'9" max.
Spence said on 8/May/11
I don't know I really believe he was 178 179 in his youth. He looks 5'10 in the Godfather
Toby said on 1/Apr/11
Looked tall to me in godfather movies, although I think that was because Pacino was so small. He might have wore lifts also and he was skinner back then making him look taller.
dmeyer said on 1/Apr/11
rob are you sure he is this tall he is closer 173.5 174 cm now

Editor Rob
he could be shrinking another cm, I've not looked at him for a while
Mr. Kaplan said on 22/Feb/11
Look carefully at his scenes in "The Godfather". He wasn't short, but he didn't look tall either. Moreso something like 5'9".
Will said on 15/Nov/10
I agree with James that Caan is 5'8 1/2" now due to a little shrink. In his younger days he may have been a full 5'9". But now he may not be 5'9" at all.
Nancy said on 6/Nov/10
I stood shoulder to shoulder next to James Caan in a bar in Beverly Hills in the '80s and he was not taller than I was. I was 5' 7". I remember being amazed that night at what a short little guy he was. Not taller than me. Definitely not 5'9".
Antonio said on 19/May/09
I can agree with Rob ... Caan probably stood very close to 5-9.5 when he was young. He is now 69 yrs. old. As I've mentioned before, most people shrink .5" every decade past the age of 40. Caan's height has been reducing for 3 decades now. That is 1.5" of height loss. Subtract 1.5" from 69.5" and you end up with the most likely height for Jimmy ... 68.0" or 5'8"! My 5'8.5" is not only extremely close, but I'm still allowing him .5" less shrinkage for a man his age. Chances are he is 5'8".

One thing that I forgot is that Sugar Ray has lost a little height as well. He is about 54 now. That means, if he was 5'8.5" peak, he is now very close to 5'8"

Check this out.
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Antonio said on 16/May/09
Well this "Sugar Ray" guy has been showing me a lot lately. In the pic below he is a hair below Caan, but Caan has better posture. If Ray were standing straight, they would be close to identical in height. The problem I see is that everyone is assuming Sugar Ray is equal to his "Tail Of The Tape" height ... 5-10. I met him, I stood next to him and looked him in the eye. We were as close to equal as can be. We both stood 5-8.5. This was in the AM so at that time we may have been 5-9. He was in sneakers and I was in dress shoes. Both of our footwear gave us about 1".

All These Leonard photos are really answering a lot of questions for me. I now know Caan is 5-8.5. As I check out all these other photos, he (Caan) now becomes a gauge.
Brad said on 13/May/09
Stallone barely has him side by side in golf shoes in "effect".
leonari said on 12/May/09
Saw the "Las vegas" episode with Sly again. He wears his big black elevators and is like 2 inches taller than Caan who wears dress shoes. Sly looked 5'11" at least in that episode.
TELLEM said on 12/May/09
misha. thats some interesting stuff.
glenn said on 12/May/09
wow.great find misha.i always thought he looked 5-8ish.well,in the last 10 years.
Misha said on 11/May/09
Based on his height in "The Godfather" relative to the other players, I always assumed Caan was about six feet tall. His appearance in "Thief" did nothing to alter that impression. Then I read an interview with him a few years ago that really surprised me. He himself disclosed that he was only 5'8.5". Therefore we can safely accept 5'9" without a lot of needless debating.
Anonymous said on 6/May/09
Maybe closer to 5ft11 in his prime.
Daniel said on 22/Apr/09
Are you serious Daii? 5'9'' in The Godfather? No way! He looked easily 6 feet tall in that movie.
Daii said on 21/Apr/09
He looked 5'9 in The Godfather, average height I would say
RisingForce said on 20/Mar/09
These days Caan seems 5'9.5" to me although 5'10" is still possible. I think Frank2 was right about him being 5'10" peak though.

Here he is with 5'10" Sugar Ray Leonard on the golf course.
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Standing straighter Leonard would atleast be Caan's height, maybe a hair taller, but Leonard is also closer to the camera. Caan looks somewhere in the 5'9.5"-5'10" range there.

Caan and Matt Damon who I think is listed accurately here at 5'10".
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If you take away Damon's posture advantage and camera advantage then Caan would barely be shorter. I see about 5'9.5" there.

Caan and Robert Duvall who I think is about 5'9" these days.
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They look about the same height, but Duvall's posture is better so I think he looks 5'9.5" there.
Daniel said on 16/Mar/09
I saw more than 1 inch difference between Caan and Duvall in The Godfather, and more than 5 inches between Caan and Pacino.
RisingForce said on 11/Feb/09
Well I'm going by morning height so we pretty much agree then on Caan and Duvall. I do think Duvall could have been 5'10" out of bed, but I'm fine with 5'9.5".
TELLEM said on 10/Feb/09
RisingForce says on 10/Feb/09
Caan is also leaning in that picture and in we can't see their shoes then why is that picture any better? You can only see up to their waists and Caan looks like standing straight he'd be 2-3 inches taller.

Duvall is listed here at 5-9.5 peak and if that's about accurate then Caan would be a legit 5-10, maybe a bit over because there could have been a full inch between Duvall and Caan in The Godfather.

he looks normal in my pic. lol 2-3 inches taller. thats beyond ridicule. and yes theres only a .5 inch difference betwwen caan and duvall in the movie. no. waking up at 5'10 doesn't mean "legit 5'10" duvall is 5'9, and caan was 5'9.5 peak. i'm going by midday height by the way, not morning height.
RisingForce said on 10/Feb/09
Caan is also leaning in that picture and in we can't see their shoes then why is that picture any better? You can only see up to their waists and Caan looks like standing straight he'd be 2-3 inches taller.

Duvall is listed here at 5-9.5 peak and if that's about accurate then Caan would be a legit 5-10, maybe a bit over because there could have been a full inch between Duvall and Caan in The Godfather.
TELLEM said on 7/Feb/09
you can't see their feet in that pic. heres a full body shot of both men looking closer in height. can't see their feet aswell but can see most their body. Click Here
i also noted that robert duvall and and james caan were very close in height inthat movie. about a .5 inch difference between the two. i pesonally think duvall was 5'9 which would put caan at 5'9.5.
Gago said on 7/Feb/09
Caan wore large heels in Godfather, now he's around 5'9, I saw few weeks back in the gym.
glenn said on 7/Feb/09
ive read caan descibed as tall.ive seen pics of him where i thought he was 5-8.serious.of course,in the last 10 years.
RisingForce said on 6/Feb/09
I noticed that too Brian, but it's interesting because I think both of them wore lifts for that film(I know Pacino did). Caan truly did look 5-10 or 5-11 in that movie, even next to co-stars who wore lifts.
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That picture is interesting because Brando is closer to the camera but still atleast 2 inches shorter than Caan and Pacino is closer to the camera than Brando and atleast 3 inches shorter than Brando.

Since it's almost been confirmed that Al wore lifts in that movie I'd say that whatever Al's peak height was, add atleast 5 inches for James Caan's height.
Brian said on 5/Feb/09
In the film "The Godfather" he`s more like 178cm-180cm standing beside Marlon Brando (175cm).
RisingForce said on 5/Feb/09
Both Sly and Billy Dee wore big 70's style heels in Nighthawks.

If Billy is still 5-10, then around 5-11 in the 70's is very possible. He looked it next to Harrison Ford. That'd explain Caan being an inch shorter.
glenn said on 5/Feb/09
i always thought caan was 5-8.obviously he must be 5-9 at least.
Brad said on 5/Feb/09
I can confirm Billy Dee is 5' 10" a few years ago at Ray Courts' show. Caan I saw running through Caesars Palace and he's nowhere near 5' 10". Sly obviously gets the giant customs over Billy Dee, he was the star.
RisingForce said on 3/Feb/09
Once again 5-10 for Billy Dee Williams has hardly been confirmed, he could be 5-10 but he could easily be 5-11 or he could have easily been that. I'd still bet Caan is 5-10. Willis had 1.5/1.75 heels at the Rocky Balboa premiere himself and I think Arnold wears lifts these days anyway, so footwear probably wasn't that big of a difference between them.

Mr. R's estimate sounded like it was between 5-10 and 5-11. If he meant 5-10 flat, he wouldn't have said "close to 5-11". He probably meant 5-10.5/5-10.75.

As far as Billy and Sly in Nighthawks, they did seem about the same height. They kind of went back and forth in height throughout the movie. I specifically remember Billy was taller in the club scene when they're chasing rutger Hauer's character.

However in 2 full body shot scenes Sly was the same height or a little taller. One of the scenes was when they're entering the store where Sly's girlfriend in the movie works and the other being when a cop car drives by.

Both Sly and Billy Dee wore in 70's heels, normal for the time. I'd guess that at the very least the two of them are within an inch of eachother but more likely they're about the same height.
TELLEM said on 2/Feb/09
billy dee is listed here at 5'10. didn't u say him and sly were the same height in nighthawks? mr. R never said 5'11. he said pretty close to it. meaning he is STILL 5'10. not everyone shrinks.

sorry, but ur pics of caan aren't good enough proof risingforce. there not full body shots. caan probably wears lifts. watch BRIAN'S SONG. him and dee williams are barefooted in plenty of SCENES. dee is taller than him. u don't buy it because you haven't seen the movie. caan is listed here at peak 5'9.5 which makes a ton of sense.
RisingForce said on 31/Jan/09
I don't buy it. Look at him with 6-0 Arnie at the Rocky premiere. Click Here

Now Caan with Bruce Willis(listed 5-11.5 here) Click Here

I still think Caan is 5-10. As far as Billy Dee Williams well he was always listed 6-0 and this is what Mr. R said about meeting him in 2006(Billy was already 69).

Mr. R says on 25/Jun/06
I hung out with Billy Dee a few weeks ago when I crashed the afterparty for Lawrence Fishburne's new play in LA. Billy Dee and I rode the elevator together, and he is pretty close to 5'11". Rob,my eyewitness account actually agrees with you. Is something wrong?

Then again Glenn said this about meeting Billy in 1991.
Glenn says on 26/Jun/06
Seemed 5-9 to me.5-11 in heels.

So 5-10 for Billy is no guarantee. He could be shorter or taller. I don't think that rules out any specific height for Caan.
TELLEM said on 30/Jan/09
in brian's song caan looked a bit shorter than 5'10 billy dee williams...rob has him spot on. 5'9.75 peak morning height. now 5'8 ish
RisingForce said on 5/Dec/08
Yeah Brando gave the impression of a guy 5-10 in that movie despite the fact that i think Brando was only 5-8.

If Pacino, Caan and Brando all wore lifts then it's pretty fair to compare them

Judging by this I'd say Caan at 5-10, Brando at 5-8 and Pacino at 5-5 fits.
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Maybe Caan wore bigger lifts than Brando or maybe Brando didn't wear lifts but I still think at the very least Caan was 5-9, 5-9.5 and Brando at the most was 5-8, 5-8.5. Pacino at 5-6 is hard to imagine too, 5-5.5 max in my opinion but likely 5-5 flat.
TELLEM said on 3/Dec/08
and ur right i've also heard of marlon brando wearing lifts in that movie aswell
TELLEM said on 3/Dec/08
caan was known to wear lifts in that film though was due to the fact so he can look like a tall sicilian
RisingForce said on 2/Dec/08
I think Frank2 is right. Caan is 5-10.

In the Godfather he looked tall and in promo pictures he had 2 or 3 inches on 5-8 Marlon Brando and 5-6 inches on 5-5, 5-6 Al Pacino.

Both Pacino and Caan I believe wore lifts in the godfather and Brando may have as well. Brando was a known lift weraer. Pacino wearing lifts in the Godfather is a documented fact too.

Even now Caan looks tall

Some examples are Caan looking 2 inches taller than 5-8ish Mark Wahlberg in golf shoes, half an inch or an inch shorter than Sly(I think 5-10.75) in golf shoes.
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About half an inch or an inch shorter than Sly at the Rocky Balboa premiere(both in elevator shoes).
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About an inch or an 1.5" shorter than Arnold at the Rocky balboa premiere(both probably wearing lifts).
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Arnold's Rocky Balboa shoes
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They look like dress boots or elevator shoes.

Caan in some suspicious footwear
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Sly's obvious 3" elevator boots
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The Sly picture also helps for some perspective because there is 5-9 Milo Ventimiglia in elevator shoes not measuring up nearly as well to Sly as Caan did.

In my opinion I think Caan, Sly and Arnold are all within 2 inches of eachother in height right now. Caan and Sly being an inch max different and Arnold at most having 2 inches on either but maybe even less.
dmeyer said on 18/Nov/08
in several pics he looks as tall as sly ,and not that mush smaller than arnie
glenn said on 30/Oct/08
caan today is very fishy.
thekiddd said on 30/Oct/08
Glenn thinks he's 5'8" today and so do I.
SuperAnonymous said on 21/Oct/08
Here is a picture of Caan with 5'11" Hugh Grant and you can see they look very similar in height, which again raises questions about his footwear since he is definitely not 5'11":

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Again, in 1996 Arnold towered over Caan by more than 3 inches (possibly 4 inches) in "Eraser" and suddenly now he is only 2 inches shorter barely.
Daniel said on 6/Aug/08
Maybe he wore such lifts, but he looked 1.85m in that movie, so 1.82m aprox. barefoot, or 1.80m at the very least.
Anonymous-15 said on 27/Jul/08
Peak height was probably around 179 , because in the Godfather , with lifts he was about 182cm. Only looks 5'9" in Misery.
leonari said on 27/Jul/08
daniel: he was wearing lifts in godfather. Everybody knows that. he never was 5'11" and 182 cm is very wrong
Daniel said on 26/Jul/08
Nope, I couldn't buy less than 1.82m for his peak. Caan being 1.75m peak would mean that Brando was 1.68m, Pacino was 1.60m, and so on, which is obviously a ridiculous statement.
MarkyMark said on 21/Jul/08
He looks 5'8 max now, and I think his peak height was 5'9. He doesn't look taller than 5'9 in the gambler and rollerball.
Daniel said on 10/Jul/08
Of course I meant 1.82m barefoot
Daniel said on 9/Jul/08
Heels or no heels, Caan wasn't shorter than 1.82m at the time Godfather was filmed.
Danimal said on 21/Apr/08
Davey says on 20/Apr/08
Look at caans shoes in godfather.They are very thick healed.

Tell that to Sonny's face and he'd WACK you ;).
Davey said on 20/Apr/08
Look at caans shoes in godfather.They are very thick healed.
yorkosa said on 16/Apr/08
I agree with Lebensdorf, he looks tall in Godfather. but I can imagine someone shrinking like 4 inches almost. that scares me because I am only 5-7 :-)
clark said on 6/Jan/08
Burt Reynolds and shoe lifts. Like peanut butter and jelly.
Lebensdorf said on 16/Dec/07
James Caan looks a great deal shorter than 5'10'' Burt Reynolds in this picture: Click Here

And, yet, he does seem tall in the Godfather. I would say what others are saying: his peak height was higher than what you have listed (probably, it was 5-10.5) and he has now shrunk to about 5-7.
al said on 30/Oct/07
He looked 6ft in the godfather because he wore lifts and he was made to look like a 6ft sicilian. Really he looked no more than 5ft 9-10.
Mattiew_^ said on 21/Oct/07
I think his peak height is underestimated .
He clearly was aroud 5'11 back then .
Gin said on 26/Sep/07
What!? I'm confused. James Caan is only 5'9 and his peek height was only 5'9.5!? How come he looks 2-3 inches taller than Marlon Brando in Godfather who is listed here as a 5'9.5 guy? Glenn/Rob I think you guys have to do some clearing up. For me it's either Marlon Brando is 5'7.5(in Godfather) and James is 5'9.5 or Brando could be 5'9 and Caan, 5'11. Kindly do some explanation on this. I think this tells how much you guys are sharp in telling one's height.
Gonzalo said on 13/Sep/07
In the godfather he is the tallest. I agree with Dmeyer that he could have been 5`11 in his prime. Anyway he was dwarfed by John Wayne in El Dorado. But Wayne was 6`3 minimum
mhaft said on 12/Sep/07
Ask anyone who knows about the "Jimmy Ramp" used on the set. 5'7" TOPS!
bob said on 31/Jul/07
i guess i was pretty lucky height wise, though i'm only 5'7.5 my father was 5'5 my mother was 5'0. too bad scott didn't get those lucky genetics... (I'm betting 5'5)
glenn said on 26/Jul/07
dmeyer is right.he can look tall.i hear him described as tall once in an article from the 70s.i agree in the last 20 years he has looked 5-8.
dmeyer said on 25/Jul/07
rob are you sure he wasnt taller than 5'9.5 at peak i think he was 5'11
joe said on 19/Jul/07
Not a chance caan is 5'9". Josh duhamel (co-star on Las Vegas) is 6'2" and I've met him on several occasions. I can say that with accuracy, as thats how tall I am. Now look at the very "few" shots you see of them both on camera -- caan is like a foot shorter, haha. Btw, he makes Josh take off his shoes on the set.
kiefer said on 14/Jul/07
He looked tall in the godfather but that was due to lifts ive heard he wore.
I would say he is round 5feet 9 now.
Brad said on 23/Jun/07
James got lucky. Caan is 5' 8" lately. Massive heel & lift with Arnie. Looked near 6' in cowboy boots with The Duke decades ago.

Editor Rob
Caan really does, if standing properly look as tall as Sly on golf course
17,181* said on 12/Jun/07
a smidge under schwarzenegger here Click Here
Either hes wearing huge lifts here or schwarzenegger isnt 6fr anymore? though I doubt.Just a lucky shot for james.
Franco said on 23/Apr/07
looks 5'8

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Brad said on 7/Apr/07
Look at Stallone & Caan in golf shoes (I've seen the other photos, they are). Look at Sly's neck & Caan. Sly is doing his "Stallone effect". Caan looks like Sly's height: under 5' 9". Anybody who thinks Sly is 5' 10.5" is living in a dream world looking at this shot with both in spikes.
Dan said on 22/Mar/07
He might have been 5'10 in his younger days, but if you see him in Las Vegas, he looks no where near it. 5'8 is a closer bet.

Surgery can cause a huge loss in heights, so no wonder.
Steven said on 7/Mar/07
Look at this picture. Click Here

He really did look 6 ft 10 inches to me.

Marlon Brando is listed as 5 ft 9.5 inches on this site, Caan must have been 5 ft 11+
S.J said on 18/Feb/07
He seemed Taller for some reason i also thought he was taller
Like in The Godfather
AA said on 9/Feb/07
Did somebody ever said 6'0"?? I read that once...
Robert.R said on 22/Jan/07
I always assumed he was alot taller just shows how wrong you can be.
Bob H. said on 14/Dec/06
Had a lot of swagger when he was young. Looked 5'10" - 5'11" ish. Seems shorter these days. Kind of hunched over and thick through the waste like he has back problems. Appears shorter and maybe in pain. Looks tired. 5'9" tops.
Josh said on 14/Dec/06
5'8.5" Sounds about right, heres a pic with him and Stallone and he seemes a little shorter, you can't see their feet though so there could be lifts you never know.

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Glenn said on 11/Dec/06
He did look it then dmeyer.your right.
dmeyer said on 11/Dec/06
he might have been higher than 177 in 20s
Glenn said on 7/Dec/06
In his youth I think he was near 5-10.5-8 now
David said on 6/Dec/06
I agree with Brad
Caan is certainly not above 173CM (5.8)
mike c said on 13/Nov/06
Stood 5' from him many yrs. ago in Cape May NJ...he was with who I assumed were his parents. or an elderly couple ...could have been around 1976 or so...I'm 5'6"....he certainly looked 5'10" in sneakers....didn't have the courage to ask for an autograph...he looked so relaxed.
Glenn said on 4/Nov/06
In heels and lifts.
Rut said on 21/Oct/06
Very interesting, I think his build and personality added to the impression he was taller.
Andy said on 15/Oct/06
I'd put him at no more than 5'7.5".I think actors don't care so much about their heights as they get older and find it uncomfortable to wear their lifts.People really don't shrink that much as they get older.
Brad said on 9/Oct/06
Glenn is right: 5' 8". Caan wore cowboy boots and big heels in the films I saw him in 35+ years ago.
Viper652 said on 6/Oct/06
I agree with Glenn, though I dont think he was ever 5-10 to begin with. 5-9 peak, now 5-8.
Lmeister said on 6/Oct/06
Caan was really close to 5'10'' in his prime ( could be that he was 5'9'', cause he wore boots all the time in the older movies + the possibility of lifts), but nowadays he seems to have lost almost 2 inches...We gotta also remember that he has gained a lot of weight...that makes U look shorter...Just take a look at pics of John Travolta when he was young and now. Mr. Travolta looked a lot taller back in the old days(slim guys wearing heels).
Glenn said on 5/Oct/06
In The Godfather days he looked 5-10 or even a hair he looks 5-7,5-8.
andrey said on 5/Oct/06
what?, i would have guessed 5'6 for this guy. on a scene from elf when will ferrell is standing next to him in the elevator, he looks like he's a foot taller. im maybe exaggerating a bit, but i think he's even smaller nowadays. 5'7.5 tops, no way more.
antron said on 3/Oct/06
Brad, I wouldn't call people goombahs, but thats just me... 5'9" sounds about right
hiroshi_ said on 12/Sep/06
nowadays looks no way 175.. the more his 173.. 171~172cm range sounds better..
Glenn said on 3/Sep/06
I agree he looked taller in those maybe he was 5-10 in his prime.Brando was 5-8,5-9.
Domibucks said on 1/Sep/06
Glenn, what's that make Brando then, 5'5? Even if Caan was wearing lifts in the godfather, no way in hell is he only 5'7-5'8. He is average height if not a bit over.
ralph said on 25/Aug/06
hey, sylvester stallone looked always two inches taller than him in one episode of las vegas.
Brad said on 8/Aug/06
Saw him from quite a ways away running through Caesars Palace. 5' 8" sounds about right. Knows a lot of goombah's, follow him to the best italian restaurants.
Glenn said on 30/Jul/06
Never met him.but can look between 5-7 and 5-10.people I do know that met him say doubt he is on the short side.5-7 minimum.
Gary said on 30/Jul/06
I remember years ago, late 70s maybe, Caan walked onto a talk show and was greeted by Sammy Davis Jr. Both appeared to be wearing cowboy boots. Caan was only slightly taller than Davis. I was flabbergasted. Trying to judge the height of actors as they appear in movies is silly. Caan seemed so tall in the Godfather. Hey, his son is listed as 5.5 ft., go figure.
Glenn said on 25/Jul/06
Caan is 5-8 now,who knows about peak.Van Damme is 5-9.Billy Dee was 5-9 when I saw him in 1991.
David said on 24/Jul/06
Guy's,didn't you see the episode on the "Las Vegas" show which also featured Jean Claude Van Damme,standing next to Jean-Claude you can clearly see he is about an inch shorter and Jean-Claude is about 5'8.5,so james will be about 5'7 maybe 5'7.5 Not wearing lifts,just regular shoes.
MHouillon said on 5/May/06
James Caan's current height is 176cm.
Rut said on 5/May/06
Frank 2: Don't know if you have seen: "Rollerball" with Caan from 1975, also starring John Beck, well listed at 6 ft 2, seems impossible..
Have you any guess how thall that GUY was??
cantstop25 said on 25/Apr/06
looked nearly the same height as billy dee williams in brians song
Adeli said on 3/Apr/06
Looked 2 inches shorter than Alec Baldwin in Las Vegas
Frank2 said on 11/Mar/06
Heres' Caan with 5'9" Jo Ann Pflug and 6' Peter Bogdonovich: Click Here
At one time or another I've met all three. I worked with Peter on The Last Picture Show.
Frank2 said on 2/Mar/06
James is five ten. He wore lifts in The Godfather. In the film Alien Nation he looked several inches shorter than co-star Mandy Patinkin, but I believe Mandy wore lifts in that film as well as had his head made to appear higher with makeup. I've saw him regularly when he starred in Chicago Hope and he looked to be my height which is five eleven.
Viper652 said on 13/Feb/06
Id say his real height is 5-8. Her certaintly looks no more then that on TV. He looks short.
Mr. R said on 10/Feb/06
He seems much shorter in the Vegas show next to Josh Duhamel. Maybe even the 5-9 is suspect.
Dominic said on 9/Feb/06
He stood out in the Godfather next to Pacino. I'd say in his youth he was 5'11 now he's probably 5'10 or 5'10.5
DP said on 23/Dec/05
I"ve always wondered if Caan wore elevator shoes or lifts when he played Sonny in the Godfather because he came across so much more taller than the rest of the cast. Granted, Pacino isn't very tall but a guy who's 5'9" doesn't usually stand out. Just my observation.
Glenn said on 3/Dec/05
caan is 5-8.
Horatio said on 13/Nov/05
He towered over Pacino in Godfather. If Pacino is 5'5", that would put him in the 5'9" range.
G said on 11/Oct/05
On Las Vegas, Caan does look tiny next to Josh Duhamel and James Lesure, but he still manages to be taller than Molly Sims.
Mario Nariano said on 30/Aug/05
In El Dorado he is two and half inches shorter than Robert Mitchum and lot shorter than John Wayne.

Caan was probably 179 cm at his peak and he wored elevator shoes when he portrayed Sonny in The Godfather. In the Godfather script Sonny is decribed as a tall guy.
Mr. R said on 28/Apr/05
I remember distinctly during Caan's Brian's Song days in the 70's, that he was listed as 5-10 and a half. Therefore, this would make sense if Brando is just over 5-8, and it also makes sense that Caan has lost a little height to about 5-9 now.
Anonymous said on 28/Apr/05
What do you think of this pic?
Caan is closer to the camera than Brando but there is a clearly difference. How tall was John Cazale?
Matt said on 21/Apr/05
I've read in a few places that the Brando height was with shoes on. I've heard that he was really 5'8.75".
Bollocks said on 7/Mar/05
I think he is not even 5 ft 9 in. Of course he does look like that in Las Vegas, but take alook at a pic at where he is standing with Dustin Hoffman. He doesn't look that much taller and he also looks shorter than Robert Duvall (174 cm) in every pic.

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