How tall is James Franco

James Franco's Height

5ft 10 ½ (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"

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Average Guess (193 Votes)
5ft 10.33in (178.6cm)
Sh0ckeh said on 8/Apr/23
James Franco looked in the spiderman movies to be about 5'10.5.
william5'11 said on 1/May/22
Hey Rob, do you think James most of the time is closer to 5'10 or 5'11?
Editor Rob
I went with bang in the middle, because at times I feel he has looked anywhere within the 5ft 10 up to 11 zone.
Heightist9999 said on 12/Feb/22
First comment for James in 2022. I think this listing is very accurate - can't see him measuring anything else
Keyten said on 1/Nov/21
5’11, 5’10 is another underestimation
recapa said on 4/Oct/21
178-178.5 before bed and 180-180.5 out of bed.
recapa said on 29/Aug/21
178-179 range.
varun said on 23/May/21
Hey Rob, do you think he gets out of bed at 179 cm and then throughout the rest of the day he’s 178cm at Max.
Editor Rob
He could hit 5ft 11 out of bed
FanzWrestler said on 15/Apr/21
Perfect person to compare James to is Bryan Cranston in Why Him? They looked neck and neck at times. I still think Bryan held up by half an inch more than Franco. For that reason I give James 5'10 1/4 while Bryan Cranston seemed closer to 5'11. He still holds up pretty well for his age.
MaskDeMasque said on 21/Feb/21
He looks slightly shorter than Seth Rogan. Seth is 5'10.5-5'10.75 range so James is 5'10.25-5'10.5 range. I'll settle with 5'10.25 for Franco.
Genau said on 10/Feb/21
closer to 5ft10 than 5ft11 5ft10 1/4 to 5ft10 1/2
Tys da 5'10 7/8 said on 6/Feb/21
There's too many photos of him looking 5'10 for me to agree with this listing tbh rob
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 25/Dec/20
I'm a 100 percent guarantee that James Franco is 5'11 tall out of bed and not a single mm over 5'10 1/4 before bed. End of story.
vastlybetter566 said on 12/Dec/20
Rob, how tall is director Harmony Korine next to Franco?
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Editor Rob
maybe 5ft 7
recapa said on 25/Oct/20
i feel like a guy like jake paul would edge james out
Nino said on 7/Jul/20
Seth Rogan has an inch on him this puts Franco in 5-10 range. I think Franco is slightly taller than 5-10 maybe 1.79
And Rogan is more of a strong 5-11 maybe 181cm 182cm just under 6ft that's what I think
Realist said on 20/May/20
He's just over 5'10 My tallest height I ever measured myself was 5'10.2 I am usually just under 5'10 but working a strenuous job often can make you lose 1.5 cms easily I seen him in this movie Burn Country and he looked barely 5'10
191 cm Jason said on 9/Feb/20
His 5'11' claim seems accurate.
Jkiller said on 29/Jan/20
Yep, strong 5'10.
Nik Ashton said on 5/Sep/19
They’re a tall bunch!
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 4/Sep/19
5'10 1/4 at best lower than 5'10 3/4 Topher Grace.
MeMeme said on 20/Aug/19
5'10" straight
Animus said on 18/Aug/19
He's not below 179cm, in my opinion. I see 179-179½cm as more likely than 178½-179cm. He is probably not quite 180cm later in the day, but roughly 179½cm is quite possible. I certainly think the average guess is too low currently.
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 14/Jul/19
I would guess his height as 5ft 10 quarter range at least!! Agreed with you on the fact that he is NOTHING more than 5ft 10 half....
James E said on 19/Jun/19
Pretty accurate. I’ve never thought he was above 5’10 - he doesn’t look taller than that. Good job
Arthur! said on 13/Jun/19
Rob, how can you make a case for Franco being 5'11? He is obviously a tad shorter than Seth Rogen who you've said isn't over 5'11 and might even drop to 5'10.75
Editor Rob
as with any celebrity, there is a range you might be able to make a case for...though I give franco 5ft 10.5 as I think the odds are greater he's around that.
Red Beard said on 6/Jun/19
Look at his movie Why Him with Bryan Cranston who’s 5’10-5’10.5. His photos with his good friend Seth Rogen who’s a flat 5’11 and his photo with Brad Pitt. You can see the difference with Cranston in every scene. 5’11 is exactly 1.80 cm and 5’10 is exactly 1.78 cm. When you guys say Seth Rogen is 2 cm taller than Franco, you agree that Franco is a 5’10 guy. Brad Pitt constantly wears heels but that huge gap in their photo will explain if you see it. Plus, most of the websites still list him as 5’10. But at the end, it’s really hard to understand that 1-2 cm differences in the photos. It’s a little detail and nobody can estimate it for certain, especially the height of celebrities. You should consider their posture, footwear, camera angles too.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 4/May/19
5'11 Seth Rogen is 2cm taller than Franco and how can he be guess at 5'10.75-5'11? People are funny. 5'10.25" is a low for James Franco although i have suspect 5'10 1/8 from a longtime ago.
179cm guy said on 18/Mar/19
Rob, who would you give a better chance for almost 5'11" (5'10.75") Franco or Topher Grace? ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here )
Editor Rob
Both could be made a case for 5ft 11 and 10.5...
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 15/Mar/19
@Rampage, would you agree he's around 5ft 10.75?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Feb/19
Similar zone to Clooney
Jake: 1.84 m - 1.85 m said on 23/Feb/19
I think he's scraping 180.
Anonynon said on 21/Oct/18
Hate how he is so much taller than Dave. It's the same thing with me and my brother. I got hit with the chit genetics and ended up short at 167, while my brother is as tall as this guy. Lame.
Littlelee168cm said on 19/Sep/18
There's no more than 2 inches between James and aron ralston the guy he played in 127 hours and he's said to be 6ft 1 so I'll give James 5ft 11
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Sep/18
I saw James Franco last night in the fun take on the apocalypse 'This Is The End'. I realised that he wasn't exactly small when Emma Watson made a guest appearance and looked tiny next to James and Seth Rogan. Until then, I had no idea!

I agree with the above-average 5ft10.5.
Monkey knees said on 9/Sep/18
Watching The Disaster Artist again, and i understand you should never go with onscreen comparisons etc... But, i never see 5 inches between the Franco brothers!? I know Dave is under 5ft6 but I'm yet to be convinced that James struggles to hit 5ft10 (morning height).
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 18/Aug/18
That is why i suspect Franco is not more than 178cm. I"ll throw a 5'10 1/8 estimate for a long time.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 27/Jun/18
Rob are you sure Franco is taller than Bryan Cranston?
Editor Rob
The difference might not be much really, they can seem within the same kind of range
Guest66 said on 18/Feb/18
Yes 2cm between him and Rogen seems fair, nearly a full inch.
Junior Hernandez said on 13/Feb/18
Franco might be as low as 5'10 1/8 and Seth is 5'10 7/8.
Ajay said on 7/Feb/18
Rob what do you think of this photo, he is wearing the same shoes as Rogen. Click Here Rogen is only a smidge closer to the camera. Click Here I think there's 2 cm between them.
Editor Rob
At times there can seem like there might be 2cm between them.
Junior Hernandez said on 1/Feb/18
Franco is more like 5'10 1/4 than 1/2 and Seth Rogen i hardly see solid 5'11 and just 5'10.75 or just a touch at 5'10 7/8.
MD said on 24/Jan/18
He's really a chameleon as it concerns height. This photo from recently actually shows him looking with the same range as 5'10.5"ish Timothee Chalamet, though definitely not shorter:

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He's definitely not above his current listing, that much I know.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 21/Jan/18
Ahem.... recent news explains why his movies aren’t good anymore. There is a saying. What you do in life, it will come back at you.

I’d say 5’10” flat based on what I’ve seen.
Ralph said on 5/Jan/18
I think he's 5'10" flat - Chalamet edges him out and Chalamet seems to be just a tad taller than 5'10".
jjj said on 13/Dec/17
My best bet is that he wakes up near 5'11 and goes to near 5'10 flat at night.
Ajay said on 13/Dec/17
Rob, how big is the difference with James Marsden? Doesn't look like an inch... maybe 2 cm? Click Here
Editor Rob
can seem a bit less than an inch, but it is very possible Marsden has a fraction more footwear.
u\Kwq said on 13/Dec/17
In Disaster Artist he looks 5ft 11. I actually think he is 5ft 10.75, Seth Rogen is 5ft 11 flat, like same height almost, these two are hard to tell. Tommy Wiseau seems to be about 1.5-2 inch shorter with boots.
Tamberlain said on 11/Dec/17
Can't really give him any more than 5'10" flat.
Animus said on 10/Dec/17
Others have correctly stated that he looked similar to Bryan Cranston in "Why Him". However, I seem to recall that he had smaller footwear. He could pull off looking 5'10¾-5'11 in that movie, considering footwear. He looked quite a bit shorter than Keegan Michael Key, who is apparently 6'0 (looks closer to 184cm, in my opinion), but Key had more footwear again than Franco.

Franco is hard to figure out. If I had to guess whether is he is more likely to be fractionally closer to 5'11 or 5'10, I'd say the former. 5'10½ is acceptable, though.
Guest66 said on 22/Nov/17
Glad I’m not the only one who has noticed that he was edged out by the old man Cranston. If Franco is indeed a
5’10.5 guy, then peak Cranston must have been in 5’11 range...
Truth said on 15/Nov/17
Always look 5ft10-5ft10.25, but I wouldn't rule out the possibility of 5ft10.5
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.
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.
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
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
Click Here what do you think
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!!
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
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.
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
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
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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 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 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.
Legend said on 30/Aug/11
I'll give him 5'9.5 max.
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
MOCA said on 28/Jul/11
Stood next to him at an opening at MOCA in LA. He was wear keds or some other silly flat white plimsole shoe and a ball cap. He's an easy 6' tall. I'm 5'11 and had converse on - he was an inch or so taller.
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 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!
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
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.
kevin said on 22/Nov/10
a bit shorter than topher grace whos 179cm. 178cm is more like it.

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