How tall is James Franco

James Franco's Height

5ft 10.5in (179.1 cm)

American actor best known for roles in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Spider-man and Freaks and Geeks. In a French Magazine there was an article where it's written Franco says he's almost '182cm'. Celebheights read another article, from LA Review of Books where Franco says his height and weight: "I'm 5'11; I think 185 pounds"

Seth Rogen, Amber Heard and James
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Average Guess (77 Votes)
5ft 10.33in (178.6cm)
Thereel said on 28/Sep/17
The guy named Arch Stanton is actually the real James Franco
Original said on 23/Sep/17
My first look and he seems to be around 5'10.5" imo.
Heightster said on 19/Sep/17
Yes. 5' 10 1/2" solid, bare foot.
MaskDeMasque said on 18/Sep/17
He looks the same height as Bryan Cranston who isn't more than 5'10 nowadays.
justn said on 17/Sep/17
I'd be shocked I hes really this height. he is clearly shorter & smaller than McBride & rogen. Who easily edge him by an inch or more. He wears wedges. In photo hes wearing cowboy boots & other 2 are leaning. You can do better CH.
Bell said on 16/Sep/17
A women in earls would tower over Franco. His brother is only 166.
Animus said on 13/Sep/17
5'10½ for Franco seems fair. He can be careless with his posture, which is why he can look closer to 5'10. When standing tall, though, he can pull off 5'11 once in a while.
Tee said on 10/Sep/17
I went to school with him. With boots he's easily 6'1. I think 5'11 is right at least 5'10. He looks about 185 in person. He's really thick actually which makes him look bigger. I know he looks thin on screen buts he's bulky in the upper body. He may just be working out as I've seen him look fairly slim. I hear Leo is also deceptively tall too. He's definitely taller than 5'9 though.
Greg said on 9/Sep/17
@anonymous you're trolling rogen is taller then him by a half inch
fsdfsdfsd said on 9/Sep/17
Looked substanitally shorter than Rogen in Pineapple Express. He must wear lifts. I would say he is average height individual.
Anonymous said on 5/Sep/17
He clearly edges out seth rogen who is 5'10 by at least an inch so I think he is at least 5'11.5.
Josh said on 21/Aug/17
Josh said on 21/Aug/17
Slim183 said on 17/Aug/17
TBH, when compared no Jason Siegel in "freaks and geeks", he looked 5'10 exactly.
Celebheights 6'1.5" said on 16/Aug/17
5'10 1/2" and 185 pounds isn't skinny, but it isn't that big either. I'd lean more towards him being a bit bigger.
Vexacus said on 7/Aug/17
A legit 5'11 , 179.5 cm in a bad day.
Simon said on 27/Jul/17
A very aestethic looking height.
Slim 182 cm said on 25/Jul/17
Legit height: 178 cm.
Dan said on 23/Jul/17
He slouches alot so I'd say 180
Jim said on 21/Jul/17
A solid 5'10" at best. Probably goes down to a weak 5'10" by the end of the day.
justin said on 6/Jul/17
I question many of these posts. Hes always looked short and is certainly 2 inches under rogen. I say 5"9.5 at most. Not bad. Also 180? Thats pretty big at 5 10 even. I'd say 170.
justin said on 6/Jul/17
I question many of these posts. Hes always looked short and is certainly 2 inches under rogen. I say 5"9.5 at most. Not bad
Blaine said on 5/Jul/17
He was tall than Bryan cranston even though he has HORRIBLE posture... I'd say 5'11"+
Guest66 said on 21/Jun/17
Rob, you have downgraded Bryan Cranston to just 5'10 flat, yet on both of these pics he is edging out Franco by a fraction at least.

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What's your opinion ? Cranston still at 179cm and Franco at 178cm maybe ? It's clearly that Franco is not any taller than him.
Editor Rob: they are quite close in height, it's always possible Franco isn't much over 5ft 10
Hironaka said on 19/Jun/17
5'11", no more.
S.J.H said on 9/Jun/17
After many years look through franco and topher grace. It still falls in my mind that topher grace is 1cm taller than franco. Franco is more like 5'10.25 and grace could be what he claim almost 5'11 but more of a 5'10.75 guy.
Blake said on 25/Mar/17
Do you think he at the end of the day would hold 5 foot 10.5 or is this his afternoon height?
Editor Rob: at times Franco has looked only 5ft 10 and other times nearly 5ft 11, I would say 179 is still a good shout for afternoon.
Guest66 said on 16/Mar/17
Rampage, I agree with Franco being 178cm, but doubt Rogen will measure anything under 180cm
sa said on 13/Mar/17
no lifts? clear 5-7cm difference with Seth Rogen Click Here
same as 175cm Paul Rudd Click Here
and here the three of them Click Here
The Master said on 23/Feb/17
I reckon solid 5'11".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Feb/17
Franco: 5ft10¼(178.5cm)
Rogen: 5ft10¾(179.7cm)
Realist said on 9/Feb/17
I think he is the height around 5'10.5 but at 185 he must be working out to build muscle because he looks 170-175 max at 95% of the time.
Giorgi said on 9/Feb/17
Animus said on 27/Jan/17

I'd say Tom Franco is around 5'11½". I'd say with fairly high confidence that he's below 6'.

Yes, I misspoke. When I said 5'11" I meant upper 5'11", between 5'11" and 6 ft.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 3/Feb/17
"James Franco's height is 5'10 3/4" (179.705 CM)"

His weight is 190 pounds, so he's not overweight.
Animus said on 27/Jan/17
Here is a picture of Tom and James: Click Here
Animus said on 27/Jan/17

I'd say Tom Franco is around 5'11½". I'd say with fairly high confidence that he's below 6'.
Lenad 5ft9.75in said on 26/Jan/17
In the Spider-Man movies, he gave the impression of being like 6'1, but that's to do that he looks a good 3-4 inches taller than Tobey Maguire who is I think is 5'7ish
Arthur said on 23/Jan/17
Editor Rob: I've never seen them in person, but both can look anywhere amongst the 5ft 10-11 range, I think nearer 11 than 10 for both.

Ι thought you said before Franco could be 5'10.
Editor Rob: yes, Franco can look anywhere between 5ft 10 to 11, but a solid 5ft 11 he doesn't really look.
Giorgi said on 15/Jan/17
Rob, have you seen his brother Tom Franco? Google says he's 185 cm but from what I saw he seems a strong 5'11" at best.
Editor Rob: Giorgi, I'd say he was over 5ft 11 nearer 6ft possibly.
Headman said on 7/Jan/17
Rob, what would you say the length of James Franco's head is? Its significantly shorter than Seth Rogans, correct?

Also, James franco imo has always came off as 5'10.75
Editor Rob: over 9 I think for both, maybe 9.2-4 range
Ramualdo said on 24/Dec/16
He's 175 cm
Guest66 said on 5/Dec/16
He seems to be 1inch shorter than Rogen, whatever Rogen's height is, Franco is 1inch shorter.
Sheldon Stephens said on 2/Dec/16
He should be about 5'10
Headman said on 24/Nov/16
He always came off as a 5'10.25 to me. Rob, what would you say his head length is?
S.J.H said on 4/Nov/16
5'10.25 if topher grace is still 5'10.5 , never they were same height
Bobby said on 3/Nov/16
His claim looks legit. I always thought he appeared tall in his movies, I wouldn't be surprised if he is 5'11, he certainly looks taller than Matt Damon.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 31/Oct/16
James Franco has a low eye level, so he could appear shorter because of that.
Ren said on 30/Oct/16
Rob, Who give more taller impression James Franco and Tyrese Gibson in person
Editor Rob: I've never seen them in person, but both can look anywhere amongst the 5ft 10-11 range, I think nearer 11 than 10 for both.
anon said on 22/Oct/16
Rob please dont read the garbage that this jealous guys are writing here James Franco is 1.80 just look at the pics with seth rogen they have the same height James probably have bad posture but clearly is 1.80
Josh Jeffords said on 8/Oct/16
I rather like franco heck of an actor not villain though.
I don't buy 5 10 or 180 he is usually very skinny or slim.
5 8 max 160 doubt he's even that He looks very short and small next to Brad Pitt who is average.
Animus said on 6/Oct/16
@MD People are much less prone to exaggerate their weight than their height. In Hollywood it might even be vogue to claim a lower weight than one's actual weight. So yes, I'm serious.
Shredder said on 6/Oct/16
He most likely claimed that at an all time high.
MD said on 4/Oct/16
@Animus "But why would he claim it, if he hadn't weighed himself at that figure? "

Are you serious with this? You are basically asking why he'd lie/exaggerate. This entire site is about that subject. lol
Shredder said on 3/Oct/16
His height could vary also , maybe he claimed it when he was at his max weight? Based on that pic I'd say 175.
Animus said on 1/Oct/16
He is definitely more muscular than average:

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Does he weigh 185? I'm not sure. But why would he claim it, if he hadn't weighed himself at that figure? Anyways, I think he is close. He looks heavier than a normal 170-pound guy.
Shredder said on 29/Sep/16
MD , your right it is overweight , but only by about 8 lbs. Still it isn't fat for that height.
MD said on 28/Sep/16
For a guy with an average (not particularly muscular) physique, yes, yes it is. It's definitely above where someone of that height with an average physique should be.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 28/Sep/16
James Franco isn't standing up straight (with slightly more footwear), but easily looks 2" inches taller than Kenan Thompson:

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Shredder said on 26/Sep/16
185 isn't that big for 5'10.5
Axaros said on 1/Jul/16
Franco looks shorter than Cranston though. I continue to think about him as a solid 5'10" max. However, I don't know cause sometimes he can even look a 5'11" with his good shoes
Allie said on 26/May/16
I met Franco years ago and I remember he was surprisingly a lot shorter than I expected. I'm 5'5", he wasn't much taller than me. It was so much of a shock that his height was the first thing my friend and I commented on after Franco left. 5'11" in his dreams, but it's hard to say how tall. His whole frame was smaller I would have thought too.
Mat said on 3/May/16
Rob who do you think is taller? Click Here
Editor Rob: I would have said both similar because of head dimension it looks like cranston is slightly nearer to a camera that is pretty close.
E said on 24/Apr/16
Franco's a fair bit taller next to 5.7-5.8 Slater
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sfs324 said on 13/Apr/16
Kenan Thompson is more 5'8 than 5'9. Hmm...
dht1985 said on 10/Apr/16
Saw him on an older episode of SNL. He didn't look much—if at all taller than 5'9" Kenan Thompson. If was a digital-short where they were all barefoot as well. No shoe-advantage. He's definitely no taller than 5'10". He needs a downgrade, Rob.
Mat said on 2/Apr/16
@Celebheights 6'1.75

You are not taking into account perspective at all my friend. Franco is a foot closer to the camera hence he appears bigger, and he still looks a couple inches sorter than Brad(James' eye level is at Brad's nose). Now he may be losing a lot in posture, so this picture is garbage in terms of judjing their height. I don't know about Pitt and his lifts, but I'm sure Franco is nearer 5'10 than 5'11 in the afternoon. 5'10-5'10.5 somewhere there.
Celebheights 6'1.75 said on 24/Mar/16
Here's the photo of him by 5'11" Brad Pitt (5'9" is ridiculous):

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James Franco isn't even standing up straight, and Pitt has a footwear advantage. There's no way that there's more than 1/2" of an inch between them.
Andrew said on 10/Mar/16
Have to agree with Charlie as I know for a fact Brad Pitt is 5'9 tops and he's a good 2 inches taller than Franco. My friend was the stuntman and Key Grip for Brad on several films and he's 5.8.5 and looked the exact same height in all the pictures he showed me.A lot of posters on here seem to be plants from production companies, for example, the person who claimed to be Franco's double and was measured with him in bare feet and he was 5'11! Total rubbish!!
charlie said on 20/Feb/16
James Franco without shoes is 5 foot 7 maybe 5 foot 7.5 no more no less. In the movie Spiderman he is standing at the same height as 5 foot 7 Willem Defoe and Franco's hair was poofed up more. Male actors deceive people by wearing shoe lifts. The taller the actor the more handsome and masculine he is. If a man is 5 foot 7 he is somewhat laughed at by females for being on the short side. If you do a IMDB search on actors you will find most of these actors are listed as 5 foot 10 or up which is a complete joke. Many people don't realise how tall 5 foot 10 is. Its very tall. Look at these so called 5 foot 10 actors posing with Tom Cruise. The shortest guy in Hollywood and they are eye level. Hollywood has a way of making short guys extremely tall and tall females extremely short. For example The Green Mile movie. The black guy appears to be about 8 feet tall and everyone else comes to his chest where in fact is Michael Clarke Duncan was 6 foot 4 inches in height. Movie magic made him appear 8 feet tall. James Franco is 5 foot 7.5 inches
John said on 14/Jan/16
Rob, how can he be the same height as Bryan Cranston if in some photos he looks shorter?
Editor Rob: I've only seen a few photos, they look pretty close, although franco at 5ft 10 flat isn't impossible
Mat said on 31/Dec/15
Rob, how tall would he be at night considering he is 5'10.5 in the afternoon? 5'10 3/8 or not under 179?
Editor Rob: I don't think he'd be a guy who really would drop much under that zone. It's always possible though he could go a few mm under it.
amaterasu said on 24/Dec/15
No way this guy weights over 80kg.
75kg is more realistic.
SShdw said on 25/Nov/15

That was revealed to be a publicity hoax for some new movie of his or something. Not that the photo isn't really of him of course. Just the situation was scripted.
MD said on 12/Nov/15
He's heavier than he looks. The only way I know this is that it was all in the entertainment news a few years back that he'd sent a half-nude photo to an under-aged girl and he is quite a bit thicker in the waist than he comes across when fully clothed. He's not a skinny guy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Nov/15
185lbs my [insert here]!

More like 165-170lbs. But can look near 5ft11.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Nov/15
185lbs my [insert here]!

More like 165-170lbs
5'11.50 said on 8/Nov/15
I think you have his height dead on Rob no more no less.
Blues_eyes said on 7/Oct/15
Rob would you rule out 178cm for him? He can look just 5'10" a lot of times, especially when he stands with 5'11 guys like Pitt and Rogen.
[Editor Rob: he can look 178 or 9]
vilgotaan said on 24/Sep/15
Rob how tall to you think his and Daves brother Tom is? Click Here
[Editor Rob: looks like he'd be in 6ft range]
Alex said on 7/Aug/15
I think he's 5'10 flat
G. said on 28/Jul/15
he obviously wear lifts. he's between 5'8" and 5'9", trust me.
here's a photo with him and Thaila Ayala, 5'9" brazilian actress, which both apparently are barefeet.
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Axaros said on 5/Jul/15
Perhaps he's not really 5'10.5'', but I think now way he's under 5'10''
lelman said on 2/Apr/15
It's funny how people like to forget that Pitt is a bit of a cuban/lift wearer, I wouldn't trust any photos of him for comparison. Plus, Franco is dropping a bit of height, and Pitt is wearing a hat.

I think Franco is 5'10.25"-5'10.5" and Pitt is 5'10.75"-5'11", and what you are seeing is about a 0.5" difference, exaggerated by external factors.
Jacob said on 13/Mar/15
I don't buy Franco's 5.10.5 listing, 5.10 at most. He also likes to wear lifts and big boots, look at this pic, it's ridiculous.. Click Here
Heylo said on 22/Feb/15
Look at Naked & Afraid where they both (James Franco & Seth Rogen) are naked and standing next each other several times. If seth really is 5'11 then James must be closer to 5'10.

James Franco is most likely 177-178cm. Brad Pitt also looked 2 inches taller than Franco and Brad are supposed to be 5'11...
Anon said on 21/Feb/15
5'9", from looking at Paul's pics with Pitt.
Axaros said on 20/Feb/15
Thanks Guys :)! Personally i claim always 5'10'' beacause in shoes i'm 5'11''and i believe to look more than 5'9'', however, this site also the heights of the actors are those of the evening ?
Axaros said on 14/Feb/15
Rob i'm 5'10.5 at the morning and 5'9.75" at the evening. How i could claim?
[Editor Rob: I think many guys in your position would rather than saying 5ft 9.75 just round to 5ft 10. Me personally I'd probably say 'almost 5ft 10'.]
S.J.H said on 1/Feb/15
Paul, Brad Pitt often wore lifts to boost up height like a 6ft guy. While 2 of your pictures had disadvantages for Franco. I admit Pitt could be a little over 5'11 like 5'11.25 and Franco could be a solid 5'10 guy like Andrew Garfield whom i met in NYC a humble 5'10.25 guy
Paul said on 27/Jan/15
Franco with Brad Pitt at Sundance. If Pitt is 5'11, Franco is 5'10 max if not smaller. Please have a look:

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dame said on 15/Jan/15
Then how about this Rob? Is the camera angle bad? Their height difference seems a solid inch in that picture. I'm not trying to downgrade Franco, I just want to point their difference. What d'ya think?

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[Editor Rob: from looking at more of them together I think seth is a bit taller, but I'm not sure he'd be a full inch taller.]
dame said on 13/Jan/15
Rob look at what I've found:

Doesn't this seem more like a 2cm difference between Rogen and Franco?
[Editor Rob: it looks like that, but it's outside on ground that might not be very even.]
Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" said on 11/Jan/15
By Michael Shannon who is listed as 6'3.5" on here:

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5'10.5" is the minimum that he is.
MD said on 30/Dec/14
I completely agree, Marcus. I've seen Franco look at tall as Rogan...but only when Rogan's in regular shoes, and Franco in heeled shoes (like in the picture above). It's becoming clearer to me that Rogan has a good inch on Franco when they are in similar footwear.
marcus said on 29/Dec/14
rob every scene with seth rogan he's an inch taller, there's even a scene in the interview where seth rogan is barefoot while james franco is wearing oxfords(3cm heel) and their the same height. Unless seth rogan is 6ft, then james franco is no more than 178cm, a solid 5'10
John said on 23/Dec/14
Rob,how much would Amber's heels give?
[Editor Rob: close to 3 inches, but also might be losing an inch in posture?]
MD said on 22/Dec/14
I'm looking at my comment from back in April, and it's weird to read, as James clearly looks shorter than Rogan in their recent press junkets. James is not short, but I'm really thinking he's just 5'10".
james said on 19/Dec/14
He's 5'10 barefoot and 5'11 with footwear with inch thick soles
Sponk said on 27/Nov/14
In Pineapple Express James Franko looks like dwarf next to some actors, perhaps they are 195cm+, yet i think that he looks 174-175cm(5ft8.5-5ft9) range there because of a TERRIBLE POSTURE but if he stay straight, can be strong 177-178cm(5ft10) like Set Rogen (sometimes 2 inches taller because James barefeet in some scenes).
For me its OBVIOUS that Franko is 177 in the midday and Set is 178(where the hell you see strong 5ft11???)
Norma26 said on 14/Oct/14
Rather it is depended on the footwear Seth Rogen wears he did look about 2 inches taller than James Franco in Pineapple Express I'll say he looks shorter on tv than he does in reality.
Tim said on 14/Oct/14
Next to David Oyelowo in rise of the appes he looked 5cm taller. And it makes sense about Franco's height, consider that David is not legit 5-8... So Franco is about 176-177. I also think that hes exactly same height as Orlando Bloom, they look pretty similar in that way to me.
Mike T said on 11/Oct/14
He is no more than 5'9". Look at him next to Judd Apatow, he's listed at 174. And Seth Rogen is no more than 5'10".
(S)aint 6'1 said on 7/Oct/14
Going off of freaks and geeks when he is around Seth rogan he looks 5'10.5-5'11
TJE said on 5/Sep/14
I can believe 5'10.5. Also, I don't understand how everyone is saying that he can't be 185 lbs. I mean nobody shares the same exact build. I'm 235 lbs 5'10 and I look 190-200. I have a 5'9 friend who's 151 and has a thin-average build. James here is 1-1.5 inches taller than he is so he could be at least 165 lbs. James is also a little stocky so he could be like 175-180 lbs, so 185 lbs isn't impossible.
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Adam said on 23/Jul/14
MD said on 21/Apr/14
It's weird, because he was on Saturday Night Live as a surprise guest with Seth Rogan, and they've been looking almost identical in height, lately. It makes me think Rogan is more likely somewhere between 5'10" and 5'11" than a solid 5'11".
bandet said on 17/Apr/14
Chris 182cm..... You say when you think of him as under 5ft10 it makes your brain say 'NO''re one stable unsuperficial person aren't you!!
Chuckie Cheese 2 said on 28/Mar/14
He's a 5'10 guy who can look pull off 5'11. His natural build is 160 -165 pounds, so unless he built some major muscle for certain roles, I doubt 185 would be his typical weight.
Balrog said on 17/Mar/14
He didn't look over 5'10" next to Dafoe but with other people can pull off 5'11"
MD said on 17/Mar/14
@NorthernEurope, while I still think it's possible that he could be 5'10", that is not really his personal website (if even he has one).
NorthernEurope said on 14/Mar/14
According to his website he is 5'10.
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pauly e said on 6/Mar/14
he looked less than the listed height in "knocked up" compared to Katherine Heigl. I do think he is a bit over 5'10 however. i know this is a height site but I feel compelled to comment on his 185 lbs claim. No chance he is 185 lbs. 5'10.5" and 185 at a low bodyfat is pretty jacked....
Edlt2882 said on 18/Feb/14
I saw Franco at Comic Con. If I stand at 5'7", the Franco is 5'9.5". He seems to wear thick sole shoes that make him appear almost 5'11".
MD said on 11/Feb/14

Thanks for those pictures. That clears that up.
Chris 182 cm said on 10/Feb/14
He's so cool that you just can't see him as below 5'10. When i see him and think he might be under 5'10, my brain immediately says NO and forbids me to think in these terms. It's a physics thing i think.
Balrog said on 8/Feb/14

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Franco is not under 5'10''. Current listing is perfect. Statham could be just 174cm though.
MD said on 7/Feb/14

Okay, so maybe he is a bit smaller than I thought (though still not "tiny" by any definition). Here he is with Jason Statham:

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Maybe Statham is in lifts, or maybe James really is something between 5'9" and 5'10" instead of being between 5'10" and 5'11".
Balrog said on 6/Feb/14
Ted, Franco is for sure 5'10''. Can look 5'11'' aswell. And he did looked 185 pounds in Annapolis. But normally I'd say he's 165.
Ted said on 6/Feb/14
A 5'9" or 5'10" (at absolute most) guy trying to claim 5'11".

Also does the 'poofy hair on top' thing to try to look taller. All the classic tricks.

185 lbs is also unlikely.
MD said on 5/Feb/14
FA, here's the thing - and it's shocking enough that it may surprise some - there is a category and range between short and tall: it's called average. Under no circumstance is James Franco "tiny" as it concerns his height, and definitely not at his current listed height, so it wasn't even close to appropriate a word to describe James.
MD said on 27/Jan/14
How in th world is 5'10.5" "pretty short" and "tiny" (when you are that height, to boot), barring you being Dutch? What a strange perception of height you have.
M.P. said on 25/Jan/14
Wow! He's pretty short. Him and his brother Dave are tiny. Maybe because he's also rather scrawny I always thought he looked taller. But he's basically the same height as me.
pjk said on 13/Jan/14
This listing surely can't be right. Gary cole is 5'11" on this site but if you goggle images for gary cole and james franco you can see he is at least 2" taller than franco which goes with franco being 5'9" or just under.
MD said on 19/Dec/13
With 5'11.5" Jimmy Kimmel:

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If Jimmy straightens his neck, that's most definitely an inch, and that's also assuming Jimmy is his listed height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Dec/13
"James Franco height: 5ft 10.25in (178cm)"

Might be 5ft11 early morning
G-Man said on 11/Dec/13
In Homefront it feels like they tried to make him look bigger, to me he usually seems like a typical slight Hollywood actor (185 sounds too heavy unless he'd just packed on some muscle)
diesel said on 7/Dec/13
seems like the high end 5'9" range until the low-mid 5'10" range imo -
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 31/Oct/13
France looks marginally shorter than Topher Grace.
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5'10 flat. He looks it with Tom Felton also.
James said on 8/Oct/13
Looks 177cm in This is the End next to Danny McBride imo. I would give him 5ft 10 flat. 185 pounds (84KG) though? He's pushing it there, in This is the End he did look to have a fair bit of muscle though he has a slightly broad frame imo. I could buy 185lbs/84kg if he was actually 5ft 11 with his frame and build, id say he's probably 175-180lbs, around 80kg flat. Remember some guys have heavier bone mass, I for one do, people guess me to be lighter than I am quite substantially so the only logical explanation is heavy bones due to my broad frame.

Anyway, James Franco, 177/178cm and 175-180lbs.
CharlesFlint said on 5/Oct/13
IMHO,Franco is a solid 5'11" guy. He has somewhat short legs and a longer torso,small head and thin build. He's a smidge under 6foot and is the same height as Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel,as he is standing between them in 'This is the End'. Craig Robinson is the tallest at 6'1 so Franco,Rogen,Baruchel,McBride are 5'11" easily
cd said on 3/Oct/13
@Scott five eleven
Not even 3 inches between him and Maguire. Franco can be 5'10.25, that may be better than either 5'10 flat or 5'10.5. He is just not the 5'11 he claims.
Hawk said on 24/Sep/13
In agreement with MD that he's just a flat 5'10". He needs a downgrade !
avi said on 13/Sep/13
Why are so many people taller than him if he's 5'10.5 sounds like he's barely 5'10 what evidence do we have that he is over 5:9.5?
[Editor Rob: I think with someone like tom felton, he's got to be a 5ft 10 range guy rather than below it.]
Len said on 10/Sep/13
Looks 5'10" flat in everything he's done. At most.

And that's with a thin build making him look a smidge taller than he probably is.

Also... 185 pounds? C'mon, James... 'and then you woke up'.
Scott five eleven said on 7/Sep/13
Clearly taller than tobey maguire in the spiderman films, there was about a 3-4 inch difference, does seem a 5'11 guy to me
mccafe said on 2/Sep/13
lifts people I think Franco must wear lifts, like Tommy Cruise
mccafe said on 2/Sep/13
lifts people I think Franco must wear lifts, like Tommy Cruise
lelman said on 31/Aug/13
@SAK he looks 3'4" taller, he just has massive hair. Definately not a full 5'11", and I highly doubt below 5'10".
Balrog said on 10/Aug/13
This guy looked taller than Gyllenhaal and a little bit shorter than Seth Rogen. Taller than Topher Grace. I think he's spot on he can look just 5'10" but also can pull off a solid 5'11".
Jax said on 24/Jun/13
he's a classic 5'10 guy who can pull off the 5'11 look due to his slim appearance....his 5'11 claim is simply the standard hollywood rounded up height....all celebs round up a little nowadays
Gheist said on 15/Jun/13
Heeled Heigl towered him in Knocked Out, he is somewhere between 175cm and 178cm barefoot
Rob Morane said on 5/Jun/13
Click Here
Here you can see that hes actually about 170cm maybe 172
Mikey T said on 3/Jun/13
If Franco's 5'11 then that would make topher grace about 6'0 and tobey maguire about 5'9
Lenad is sexy said on 28/Apr/13
until I saw this listing I always thought he was like 6'0-6'1. He looked tall in the Spiderman films.
Alex.N said on 19/Apr/13
lol at 5'8 Sandler. He is 5'9.5 minimum
em said on 11/Apr/13
well, anne hathaway is 1,73 m and probably wearing heels with at least 16 cm on the oscar - photos... franco's gotta be taller than 1,78 m
em said on 11/Apr/13
well, anne hathaway is 1,73 m and probably wearing heels with at least 16 cm... franco's gotta be taller than 1,78 m
Conti said on 6/Mar/13
Seth Rogen isn't 5'11,he's the same height as Adam Sandler who is 5'8.I would say James Franco is 5'9 and Seth Rogen 5'8.
tknledge said on 9/Feb/13
taller than seth rogen 5' 11.
lester said on 2/Feb/13
my friend took a class with franco at columbia
and mentioned franco does wear shoes to elevate his height
so he may be way shorter than his indicated height..
John said on 30/Jan/13
Same height as Brad Pitt
SAK said on 29/Jan/13
Here with little brother(Dave Franco 5f6/168cm).
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James does appear more then 5" taller then Dave. But James is closer to the camera.
Scott 5'11 said on 28/Jan/13
If 'Franco stand in' is genuine then no way is he below 5'10.5. He does look 5'11 in my opinion anyhow. Maybe 5'10.75 ?
Mikey T said on 28/Jan/13
This guy can easily look 5'11" or over.
Hew said on 4/Nov/12
I´ve got news for you... Rogen aint 5´11.
Franco is 5´9.75 on a good day, Rogen is a flat 5´10.
Franco Stand-In said on 5/Oct/12
I work as James Franco's stand-in in a movie he's now filming so I'm probably an expert on his height.. Barefoot, he is 5'11.. How do I know for sure? I stood next to James for the camera during auditions to see if our heights were compatible.. I'm EXACTLY 5'10 1/2 barefooted and he was a tad taller than me.. I noticed the shoes too.. We were wearing similar heels.. His high hair made him seems way taller than me, but the eyes were about 1/2 above mine.. Debate settled: James Franco is 5'11 barefooted.. He tends to slouch in pictures, so he can appear shorter..
LaraR said on 28/Sep/12
I saw him for his "Your Highness" premiere at UCSB. I stood next to him and the height difference felt like how it would be to stand next to my boyfriend so I'll say that he's around 5'9.
Randomguyman said on 28/Sep/12
I saw him often at UCLA. He's a great human being. I'm 5'11 and I was at least 2 inches taller than him.
johnnyfive said on 4/Sep/12
Franco looks about 5'9 in the pictures with Tom Hanks posted by Lazlo. He also looks 5'9 max in the pic posted by Enrique. That's what 5'9 looks like next to me (184cms) the way Franco looks next to Hanks, so I'll stick with 5'9.
linke said on 19/Aug/12
Rob whats ur guess for his brother dave? Looked roughly the same height as jonah hill. 5'6?
[Editor Rob: yeah, no more than 5ft 6]
Enrique said on 28/Jul/12
No way! Look at this pic: Click Here
With 155 cm Vanessa Hudgens and 165 cm Ashley Benson

Pretend to be taller is easier than pretend to be shorter, if the posture is fine.
mister said on 6/Feb/12
Shrimp, It's called LIFTS my friend.
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 28/Jan/12
This guy confuses me.

In this shot he looks barely taller than 174cm listed Kenan Thompson, I'd say he's 178 MAX here:
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But in this shot he looks a lot taller than Thompson, I'd even estimate him at 182 here:
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In this shot he looks shorter than 180cm listed Seth Rogen, again looking 178 MAX:
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But here he looks taller than Rogen, again I'd estimate him at 182 here:
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In this shot he's a bit taller than 179cm listed Topher Grace, he looks around 180 here:
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Anything between 177 and 182 is a possibility, this guy seems to defy the laws of physics, varying in height Brad Pitt style. Rob do you have an explanation for this?
Godred said on 3/Dec/11
Don`t think he`s over 5`10 flat to be honest.
SIlent d said on 30/Nov/11
Pretty much same height as 180cm seth rogen in pineapple express. 179cm is about right. Sometimes he looks 5 foot 9 but that is rare. 5 foot 10.
Godred said on 10/Nov/11
lose the .5
LAN Jiao said on 22/Oct/11
Yeah 5'10 morning. He is 5'9.5
klem said on 20/Sep/11
he is 5-10 at most, even his agents claim 5-10 for Franco. Rob, you should list him as 5-10.
LAN Jiao said on 19/Sep/11
liars.. franco was shorter than real 179cm guy topher grace. 5ft9.5 franco stance no further up. i would't lie what i saw from premiere pics of spider men3. topher grace is near 5ft11 james franco clearly shorter.
Lenad is sexy said on 14/Sep/11
solid 179cm is accurate from what ive seen in pics and movies. To tell the truth in the spiderman movies he gives the impression of being tall, like no less than 6foot when he stands alone, but standing next to Tobey Maguire he looked 3-3.5 inches taller, so i would say 179cm is right for franco
Godred said on 8/Sep/11
@Moca - Either he was wearing lifts or you hasd the wrong guy or just maybe don`t know your real height.
lan jiao said on 7/Sep/11
franco claim 182cm? he was merely shorter than 5ft10 danny mcbride. 5ft9.5 is the fact.
Les said on 30/Aug/11
I always thought he was a solid 5'10 guy.
Glen said on 25/Aug/11
I think around 5´9.5 - 5´10 is right.
Jack said on 18/Aug/11
Seth Rogen is about 180cm, when James and Seth stand next to each other in a scene in Pineapple Express, James looks a few centimeters smaller, i reckon James is about 5'9.
Alexandre said on 15/Aug/11
No he's more like 180-181cm
mike said on 14/Jun/11
in one of the oscars promo anne and james was in sneakers and james was not much taller than anne. maybe 2-3 inches but not more. that puts franco somewhere in the 5ft9 - 5ft10 area. i think he usualy wears lifts on movies and on diffrent ocassions.
Bravo said on 26/May/11
i saw this guy in e. village the other day, and he is 5'9 tops. i am 5'11.5 and it was just very obvious to me that he's more then an inch shorter. seems like a real nice guy though
klem said on 15/May/11
He is 5-10 like he lists on his I m d b profile. He seems an open minded, educated guy so he tells the truth.
Aly said on 6/May/11
If he's this height then all female stars are wayyy shorter!!! Anne Hathaway had platforms throughout the whole night, giving her about 10 or more in heels (I should know, I wear shoes like that and the heel is never what you actually get in height grrr) and yet was shorter when she stood next to him in the Oscars. Even with lifts, well then it still didn't makes sense!
Lenad is sexy said on 23/Apr/11
Looks like 5'10-5'11
wedge said on 20/Apr/11
proportions look very average. there's nothing long about him. i say 5'10" max.
Bambi said on 16/Apr/11
Yeah, 5ft11. Insecure people alert... Ooooh! ;D
Ezio said on 2/Apr/11
Looks exactly like a 5'11 guy
Legend said on 2/Apr/11
5'10 maybe. He could be just under.
Chuck said on 26/Mar/11
Looks about 5'11" to me in Spiderman and 127 hours!
Scandinavian said on 23/Mar/11
Come one people. Not everyone wear lifts like all you fools here. There are a lot of insecure midgets in here pretending to be tall. Yeah, I said it. It's easy to be 6' tall in the internet
riri said on 14/Mar/11
@ Melissa Amen sista! He is scorching. To me he looks a little like Heath Ledger, no?
JO said on 10/Mar/11
wtf, "when he was younger"? The man is 32.
Baxter said on 8/Mar/11
Franco might have been 5´10.5" when he was younger. He`s 5´9.5 - 5´10" (176-178cm)now.
Bruin said on 2/Mar/11
I went to UCLA with him and saw him quite often. Super cool guy. I'm not even six feet and I was noticeably taller than him. He was realistically 5'9.
RICHARD said on 28/Feb/11
This guy has a tall look to him,though on Freaks and Geeks he was a couple of inches under Jason Segel,who is listed here as 6'4,and about the same height as Seth Rogen(5'11).To be fair,he did have some good inches over Linda Cardellini and Busy Philipps,so overall he's,IMO,a solid 5'11 guy.
dmeyer said on 27/Feb/11
my best friend who is 5 ft 10.75 to 5 ft 11 describe france as taller than average similar height with him so 5 ft 10.5 seems right that same friend was on rocky 6 set and swore to me sly was 5 ft 7
Ken said on 20/Feb/11
saw him at the Envelope premiere of 127 hours. stood next to him and talk for 10 seconds. he is easily 5'10.5. possibly 5'11+. i am a little over 5'7 and he was very tall.
jj said on 9/Feb/11
i thought he was taller, but after watching 30 rock, standing next to tina fey who is 5'4.5 i think he's 5'9~5'10.
Lazlo said on 4/Feb/11
from the pick posted the top of Franco's brow is perfectly in line with the tip of Tom Hanks nose --this suggests at least a 4-5inch decrease in Franco's height from 6 feet. He's 5'9, maybe, weak 5'10. I'd take money on this one. He just has a small head with lean body that gives a good proportion and attractiveness --but he ain't anywhere close to 5'10. 5(and by close, I mean 1.5 inches).
shawn said on 31/Jan/11
He's 178 cm.. still a fairly good height..
da_truth said on 30/Jan/11
5'9.5" for this guy... in 127 hours, 5'3" Kate Mara looked about 5-6 inches shorter
Rochester said on 23/Jan/11
damn, he looks 5'8ish in the pics with tom hanks
lazlo said on 20/Jan/11
sorry folks but it's MAJOR DOWNGRADE time for James Franco and I have definitive proof. If Tom Hanks is 6'0-6'1, James is at least 4 inches shorter as these photos at the most recent Globes demonstrate. I'd say he's 5'8.
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DMaN1528 said on 14/Jan/11
id say 5foot10
Phaedra said on 10/Jan/11
RE: Anonymous says on 6/Dec/10
In freaks and geeks he looked the same height as Rogen b/c he was always wearing boots. In Pineapple Express he was at least 2 inches shorter than Rogen and he was barefoot the entire movie (Rogen wasn't wearing big shoes at all). There was even a line in the movie where an old lady described him as "good looking but short as ****".


That old lady in Pineapple Express was talking about Budlofsky, the short white dude who was after Franco's character. Lol. She wasn't talking about Franco.
Anonymous said on 6/Dec/10
In freaks and geeks he looked the same height as Rogen b/c he was always wearing boots. In Pineapple Express he was at least 2 inches shorter than Rogen and he was barefoot the entire movie (Rogen wasn't wearing big shoes at all). There was even a line in the movie where an old lady described him as "good looking but short as ****".

I'm thinking he's actually around 5'9.5.
RICHARD said on 1/Dec/10
I'd buy 5'11 for Franco.He looked the same height as Seth Rogen in both Freaks and Geeks/Pineapple Express.5'10.5 seems fair,though.
Mr. R said on 30/Nov/10
@ JR: hilarious!
JR said on 29/Nov/10
I actually met him at a Cannabis convention in cali before lol. Real cool dude, im 5'9 flat and he seemed noticeably taller than me. I'd say 5'11 at least however my perceptions were somewhat altered (if you kno what i mean) so i could be wrong.
Mr. R said on 19/Nov/10
He is listed at 5-10 in Star Magazine.
Ed said on 15/Oct/07
Rob, all I saw was Franco claim he's almost 5ft10 and not the 5ft5 he was inaccurately listed by some magazine.

[Editor Rob: in the french vogue hommes interview it's written as 182cm and 167cm written. How did he give the interview? To the french magazine, did you see the English version?]
Ed said on 14/Oct/07
Rob, there's an interesting quote from Franco himself in the most recent Vogue Hommes International magazine(the one with him on the cover), in which he says that a recent magazine had him billed at 5ft5 but in reality he says he's actually almost 5ft10.

Now this is a quote from him stating he's not even 5ft10! I don't know if there's a link to this article, but the magazine is on newstands at Barnes & Noble right now.

[Editor Rob: it said 167cm, and 182cm in the magazine.]
Anonymous said on 12/Oct/07
She was in heels which is most likely 5'11. so i would say he is 5'11 in shoes. probably 5'10-5'10.25 barefoot.
some guy said on 4/Oct/07
yea but did u see in that scene where Katherine Heigl talks to ryan seacrest they were about the same height!!
sam said on 4/Oct/07
i think the listed height is correct he looks really well put together
Anonymous said on 20/Sep/07
tina says on 18/Sep/07
she is 5'9, and wearing heels in that scene where she is intervewing franco.. so she's about 1-2 inches taller than him there?

I would say at least 2. She's probably 5'11 in heels, but he is standing relaxed. I think 5'10-5'10.5 is a solid estimate for him.
tina said on 18/Sep/07
she is 5'9, and wearing heels in that scene where she is intervewing franco.. so she's about 1-2 inches taller than him there?
kevin said on 26/Aug/07
yeah i was surprised that Katherine Heigl looked so big next to him in knocked up. no more then 178cm for him.
Anonymous said on 13/Jul/07
If you compare all the guys boots the pic Viewer posted, you'll notice quite clearly that henderson is packing inserts in his boots. Look where the laces are positioned on the dorsum of the foot on all the other guys but they are at an awekward angle on Henersons :-) I say 2" inserts.
Anonymous said on 26/Jun/07
good pic Viewer. He does look a little bigger than Henderson IMO. Anyone who thinks this guy is 5'11 needs to see "knocked up". 5'8.5" Katherine Heigl literally dwarfs him when she's in heels. Now a legitimate 5'10.75 guy shouldn't look as small as he does next to her in heels if he were barefoot, let alone in shoes which he is clearly in.
Viewer said on 25/Jun/07
He seems to be around the same height as Martin Henderson who is listed on this site as 5ft 8.5in.
Here is a picture of them both along with the rest of the cast of Flyboys all standing up.
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Joe said on 4/Jun/07
Anonymous, I noticed the same thing in "knocked up". Heigl was definitely taller than Franco, granted she was probably wearing heals, but I agree he must be closer to 5'10.
Anonymous said on 2/Jun/07
I just saw "knocked up" tonight and James has a cameo in it. He seriously looke small next to Katherine Heigl who is 5'8-5'9. dmeyer met her and said 5'8.25 so ill go with that. even if she were in big heels I don't believe she would be more than 5'11.5 which James SHOULD be over regardless of footwear save flip flops. he might be closer to 5'10. same goes for Seth Rogen who looked smaller than her in alot of scenes as well.
Anonymous said on 14/May/07
I still think he and Topher look the same height in MD's pic, although it could be James' hair giving that impression too. Tobey could have been in lifts for Spiderman 3. He's listed as 5'8 here, but most on his page think he's a bit less, like 5'7.5 and James didn't look much taller than him in Spidey3.
HellBoundPower said on 14/May/07
Topher looks taller in the pic below, which makes me think Topher is 5'11", and Franco is accurately listed here.
Drew said on 13/May/07
Was Toby wearing lifts in Spiderman? He looked only one inch taller than Toby in the movie. Maybe 1.5 inches max.
dmeyer said on 13/May/07
looks a hair taller than grace so 180 seems right i think he even could ne 5'11
Rafael Araujo 6´2 said on 11/May/07
he looks quite taller in the movie spiderman like 6´1
MD said on 11/May/07
I think he looks margially taller (look at shoulders), and I'd say a quarter of an inch, so this looks about right.
Anonymous said on 10/May/07
looks the same height as Topher in MD's pic.
Anonymous said on 6/May/07
I just saw Spiderman 3 tonight. He looked 2 inches taller than Toby who I think is 5'8.5 so this looks to be right.
MD said on 17/Apr/07
With 5'10.5" Topher Grace:

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vida said on 23/Mar/07
i met him @ kimmel center while he was in philly filming 'annapolis' he's noticeably taller than me, and i'm 5'8, so between 5'10 & 5'11 is feasible.
Juraj said on 14/Nov/06
Either Brad Pitt is 6 even or James Franco is less than 5'11. They don't seem as tall as each other.
mous said on 17/Sep/06
Uh, no, because Tyrese has fluctuating height as well.
Jordan said on 11/Sep/06
I have always been measured at 5'10 3/4. He was eye level with me. Maybe a little shorter. I met him in mahattan at a comic convetion in 2002.
dmeyer said on 25/Jul/06
i those pics he dosnt look that tall but i think he is 5 11
Jordan said on 28/Jun/06
Met him in New york at some comic convention in 2002 or something. I'm 5'10 3/4 as of my senior year of high school( I dont think I grew Since) and he was eye level to me so 5'11 is about right
Richard said on 18/Mar/06
That 5-11 height would be accurate. cause you can tell he's like 2 to 3 inches taller then tobey mcguire who is 5-8. James hair does make him appear taller.
Vincent said on 15/Mar/06
yeah i have it in front of me.. 5'6
Anonymous said on 29/Jan/06
I think James Franco is 5-11 and also think that Tyrese is shorter than he is.
When Tyrese came out in "2fast2furious" he looks short next to Paul Walker, considering that he is 6-6'1. Who's to know what they're real height is?
smokeblower said on 27/Jan/06
Heights on screen in Hollywood are staged. There is a scene in Annapolis where Tyrese is making James Franco do push ups in the rain. In this scene you see that James Franco is about 3 inches taller than Tyrese in the closeup but from a distance you can tell that a body double is used for James Franco to achieve this height.
CelebHeights Editor said on 23/Jan/06
"slim, six-foot-two actor" - NationalPost. Lol, this guy holds honor of being described 5ft 6 and now up to 6ft 2!
Felice said on 15/Jan/06
He is about my height and build. I can tell by the movies I have seen him in. I'm about 5'10-5'11 range which we all know isn't tall but by no means is small either. Were above 5'9 which is average. I'd say he is 5'11 and his hair gives him extra length but who carez.
BradPittisshort said on 15/Jan/06

I worked on "Annapolis" shot in Philadelphia, not Annapolis at a boxing gym in the city.
Tyrese has gotta be close to 6'0. His stand in was HUGE! Mr. R, I think they gave you
a bogus reason that you were rejected. I walked by the guy and he was no less than 6'2.
So there was a height disparity between Tyrese and his stand in, but I guess it's not a big deal
Anyway, Franco boxed both guys and neither towered over him. But both were clearly taller.
He's no Sly Stallone. This guy is a legit 5"10.5 - 5'11.
Mr. R said on 17/Nov/05
Viper, as you know, I was asked to be Tyrese's stand-in, but I got rejected by the assistant director because at 5'11.5" I was "too tall"!
smokeblower said on 16/Nov/05
I agree Viper. Tyrese is not tall. BradPittisshort must actually be James Franco if he believes Tyrese is 6'2" so he can be 5'10"
Viper652 said on 16/Nov/05
Tyrese is between 5-9 and 5-10.
BradPittisshort said on 14/Nov/05
Worked on "Annapolis" and stood near him when he was wearing boxing shoes and I'm 5'8 and he was a solid 3 inches taller. Watch that film. Tyrese is about 6'2 and he doesn't tower over James.
Thomas said on 26/Oct/05
Met him tonight, parked his brand-new Aston Martin (I go to UCLA and park VERY expensive cars at a nearby 5 star hotel, heheh). I'm 6'2" and stood up right next to him several times. I was about 3 inches taller than him, so 5'11" is quite an accurate estimation of his height. No taller, no shorter.
sf said on 11/Oct/05
Rob, I read the same thing that tony read, in the same magazine - that James was 5'6". So, just confirming what Tony said. At the same time, I agree with you, and think it was a big misprint. In Freaks and Geeks, and in Spiderman, etc. I never thought he looked short, mostly in the 5'10" to 5'11" range. Yes, he definitely looked easily taller than Maguire to me...
SaG memer said on 11/Oct/05
5'8" saw him get out of car during filming of dean. And n lifts regular old school vans.

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