James Woods Height
5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 11 (180.3 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films such as Once Upon a Time in America, The Ghosts of Mississippi, Any Given Sunday, Videodrome, Salvador, Casino, The Getaway, The Hard Way, Nixon, Vampires and the TV series Shark.
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Average Guess (12 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 10.69in (179.5cm)
Current: 5ft 9.94in (177.6cm)
Toby Frank said on 7/Oct/19
Height is getting a little inconsistent on here. Tom Skerrit is down as 5ft 9.5 (and looks it in the picture with our esteemed site editor) but he was taller than Woods in Contact. In my view Woods has never been taller than 5ft 9.5. His height has been exaggerated appearing with the short Scorsese band of actors with even Robert DeNiro never being over 5ft 7.5 peak height. This is a great site but comparative analysis is often poorly employed by the users.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m
said on 8/Sep/19
Rob, if you agree that Woods probably edged out guys like Rourke and Belushi, wouldn't 5ft 11.25 be a better peak listing? He did look it back in the day.
11.25 is arguable for Woods at times.
Danimal 5'9 3/4
said on 26/May/19
Rob, he's 72 years old. He's lost over one inch in height. He's nothing more than 5'10" today. Time for a downgrade.
He might be looking 5ft 10-10.25 nowadays.
Miss Sandy Cowell
said on 3/May/19
I have just been shopping around for a copy of the 80's film 'The Boost', in which James leads the cast. I will then see beautifully his optimum height.
'The Boost' is about a man who becomes reliant on cocaine, and it certainly doesn't glamorise the subject. If I remember rightly, it's both funny, shocking and enormously entertaining. It also stars Grace Zabriskie, so I will get a grand idea of her height 30+ years ago, when she'll have been in her late forties and probably at her peak height.
I shall go for 5ft11 for James's prime (I recently saw 'Vampires') and 5ft10 for today.
It's arguably a strong 5ft 11 in the 80's at times for James.
sarab said on 22/Nov/18
I was at an Aerosmith after concert party and wound up standing next to him. He's about 5' 7" (and I remember thinking he looked like he had lifts on). Small man.
said on 13/Apr/18
loving the old Big G comments on this one
Without reading this thread, the odds of G calling someone a 'moron' is probably 90%.
jtm said on 27/Mar/18
he was 4 inches shorter than gene hackman in night moves.
Animus said on 25/Mar/18
Going back to the 80s (for example the Academy Awards in 1987), Oliver Stone had at least 1in on him. I think 5'11 is fine as a peak height for him.
He is also not 5'10½ anymore. He is probably close to 5'10, but might be a little shorter now.
berta said on 24/Mar/18
woods have always looked strong 179 guy to me.today he looks shorter.
Rory said on 25/Feb/18
No way, I think Rourke would have been. A fifty or sixty something Rourke looked quite close in height to 6ft Calzaghe who rob has met and in 1998 had minimum 1 inch on Mike Tyson who was a string 5ft10 back then. Also looked a similar range to guys like Denzel Washington, I think at peak he would have been a solid 181cm guy at least.
said on 24/Feb/18
Rob at peak who do you think would have measured tallest Woods, Rourke or Berenger? I think Berenger and Rourke would be 180 and woods could have been 181-182 but he does look kind of small at present day.
Woods may have had the chance of being tallest.
Junior Hernandez said on 19/Feb/18
Look 5'11 with Big G over a decade ago.
James said on 15/Nov/17
De Niro was 5'8" at his peak and Woods only looked about an inch taller in that anti-Semitic film.
Charlie said on 9/Nov/17
James Woods is not 5'10. In Casino he wore platform shoes as he exits the door from a cafe after taking Sharon Stone's Money he is a good head and 3 inches shorter than the door and this is with platforms on. Average American door whether commercial or residential is 6'8. He looked 5;8 with platform shoes on when he did Casino. Today he would be 5'6 at most but if he were to have his photo taken with Rob he would probably be close in height because actors when they drop in height they go for the shoe lifts to keep the disposition they have when they were younger.I believe today he is 5'6. In Casino he was 5'7 flat feet, Platform shoes he looked 5'8 to 5'8.5 when he did Casino.
Ted said on 21/Aug/17
181-182 peak. Now 179cm sounds reasonable.
Rising - 174 cm said on 31/Jul/17
Woods was quite a bit shorter than Brian Dennehy in the 80s. Around 5'11" seems possible, but only 182 cm in the morning. 5'8.5"-5'9" Eric Roberts was almost as tall in really big Cuban heels. But De Niro was never 5'9.5". 5'8.5" maybe, possibly 5'9" max. It'd make sense Woods would be the same height as Alec Baldwin because Baldwin was never taller than 5'11" himself. Surprisingly, Woods did look 182 cm with Glenn, even knowing what we know now, but he did have possible camera and pavement advantages.
Spencer said on 17/May/17
5'11.75 peak. Solid 2 inches on 5'9.5 DeNiro in Once Upon a Time in America.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Sep/16
Also in Any Given Sunday, The Specialist and Against All Odds
NX said on 22/Aug/16
In the movie straw dogs he looks no more than 5'9
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jun/16
The correct word is "angular", Arch but lol yeah I know what you mean...
said on 10/May/16
Rob is it me or do him and Roy Scheider have a similar facial look/demeanour? Chiselled but sort of rat looking, a bit slimy haha, but charismatic nonetheless. You know what I mean?
Editor Rob: maybe a little bit, Woods is always a dependable kind of actor who always elevates a film a notch.
Arch Stanton said on 10/May/16
Rob can you add a photo? Looks a strong 5'11 in Salvador, great film BTW. Undoubtedly one of the best actors of the 80s.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Feb/16
"Peak height was 5ft 11¼in (180.97cm)"
Looked strong 5ft11 range in the 80's
Rick said on 9/Jan/16
In the movie Straw Dogs he looks short, he looks around 5'8 in that movie, might just be me seeing him like that though.
jervis said on 3/Jan/16
He looked about 3 inches shorter than the 6ft2 Clint Eastwood in true crime.
Spencer said on 15/Dec/15
181-82 cm peak. He looks 6 feet in many of his films.
Judd said on 23/Nov/15
Spencer, i do not agree with you actually.
I've recently watched contact, and in that movie Woods portrayed an important role.
In 1997 Woods was 50 so I think he was still at his peak, or if he has lost something I think it would have been a very small fraction at times...in contact he was as tall as Matthew mcconaughey and Tom skerrit.
Rob met the last one and listed him as a 5'10" in 2012 and a 5'11" peak guy...
5'11.5" or even more are actually extremely optimistic measurements for James woods...
5'11" at peak is realist I'd say!
Spencer said on 31/Oct/15
Judd De Niro looked taller than 5'9 at peak. He looked 6 inches taller than Pesci in Raging Bull who looks over 5'3 in that movie. De Niro looks 176 cm in Raging Bull and Deer Hunter. Woods looks 181-82 cm in Once Upon a time in America. I think he may have hit 6 feet in the morning back in the day.
Judd ISR said on 29/Oct/15
Spencer, actually in once upon a time in America he never looks 2,5" taller than DeNiro...he looks max 2", but averagely 1,5"...
5'11" might be a good estimate, also if in contact (1997) he didn't look a full 5'11", next to mcconaughey!
6' is out of question...my estimate is 5'10.75" for his peak height and 5'10.25" today...
Spencer said on 28/Oct/15
I think almost 6'0 at peak. He looks 2.5 inches taller than DeNiro in Once Upon a time in America and I think DeNiro looked slightly over 5'9 at peak. I think 182 cm peak for Woods.
Judd ISR said on 10/Jun/15
Steve says on 26/May/15
Never looked over 5'10". He was obviously shorter than Tom Skerritt in Contact.
until now i thought he never been more than 5'10", but now i actually think he could have been 5'10.5-10.75"...
obviously 5'11.5" is out of question, but 5'11" is not impossible...
in contact in some scenes he does look a tad under tom skerritt, but in others they look very close one to each other. IMO:
James Woods: 5'10.75" (peak), 5'10.25" (today)
Tom Skerritt: 5'11" (peak), 5'9.75" (today)
Matthew McConaughey: 5'11"
William Fichtner: 5'11.5"
Steve said on 26/May/15
Never looked over 5'10". He was obviously shorter than Tom Skerritt in Contact.
Silent_D said on 25/May/15
I know family guy made he seem like he was arrogant and unlikeable but I think he is pretty cool. 180cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Feb/15
181-182cm range peak is possible. Great actor
Thompson said on 11/Feb/15
He could still pull off 5'11.5 on a good day
Spencer said on 5/Dec/14
He looks at least 2 inches taller than De Niro in Once Upon a Time in America and De Niro looked 5'9 at peak. I think 5'11.5 peak
5'11" barefoot said on 17/Nov/14
5'11 is almost 6 foot. Heck I'm 5'11 barefoot too. With shoes I'm over 6 foot. I always say 5'11". Yet everyone tells me I'm tall and I say well in shoes everyone is taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Oct/14
"Peak height was 5ft 11¼in (181cm)"
Roughly 2in below Jeff Bridges in Against All Odds
Judd said on 1/Oct/14
If bob de niro was 5'9 in 1984 then Woods was no taller than 5'10...i see 1" between they
Arch Stanton said on 12/Jun/14
Rob can you add American actor, best known for roles in films like Once Upon a Time in America, The Ghosts of Mississippi, Videodrome, Salvador, Casino, The Getaway, The Hard Way, Nixon, Vampires and the TV series Shark.
Yeah he looks about 2 inches taller than De Niro in Once Upon a Time in America.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Feb/14
He can look near 6ft. Slimy thing. Looks roughly the same height as Alec Baldwin in The Getaway I thought.
CD83 said on 28/Oct/13
Looks shorter than usual in the new straw dogs film. Struggling for 5'10.
Spencer said on 18/Oct/13
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Aug/13
"Peak height was 5ft 11.5in (182cm)"
Near 6ft at peak.
Sam said on 8/Jul/13
Did this guy claim six foot at any point?
Daniel said on 3/Jul/13
He's in an early episode of Rockford Files (The Kirkoff Case). He looks pretty short next to James Garner, the top of his head is somewhere between Garner's nose and eyes. Minimum of 4", but could be as much as 6" shorter than Garner's 6' 2".
Knowitall said on 17/May/13
Woods is roughly five ten. I know since I was on a flight with him to London. We chatted briefly.
kevin said on 9/Mar/13
when younger i think 181cm is possible.
said on 8/Jan/13
He looked 6ft next to 64 1/2" mjf in THE HARD WAY. Though he had boots on in movie. Rob your thoughts.
[Editor Rob: not seen that movie for a while]
andrew m said on 10/Sep/12
He looks only about 5' 8" to me in Shark; not much different from Jeri Ryan, who's listed here as 5' 7".
I heard he'd planned to become an eye surgeon, but had to abandon that ambition as he injured his hand. Maybe just as well though, as I can think of one well known person who DID become an eye surgeon, and worked here in the UK - President Assad of Syria!
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said on 9/Sep/12
He's struggling with 5'10 with Tiger Woods:
jake, 1.82 m said on 17/Sep/11
Great actor as well.
jake said on 16/Sep/11
5ft11.25 peak, now a weak 5ft11.
Spence said on 23/Jul/11
Ya Jake. 181-82. He looked 2.5 inches taller than 5'9 De Niro in Once Upon A time in America. De Niro was 39 and Woods was 34 so both were peak heights.
jake said on 10/Mar/11
1.81 m peak for Woods.
Spence said on 10/Feb/11
Belushi was 5'11.5 at peak..so they were the same height about
MOF said on 6/Feb/11
Never taller than 5'11", that video which Spence posted is nothing conclusive. Firstly, it's next to impossible to compare them together because of the angle of the shot. De Niro's height has also been argued, from my point of view he was never taller than 5'9". But even so, that scene from Once upon a time in America says absolutely nothing about their height since you can't compare them to each other. I saw that film some years ago but I don't recall them ever standing next to each other in any clear shots, since they spent much of that movie apart.
But back to Woods. Every single occasion when I've been able to compare him to another actor, the conclusion is always close to 5'11". One of which I've mentioned before is Salvador from 1986. There he stands on more than one occasion next to James Belushi, they seemed very close in height, Belushi might have had half an inch on Woods at most. Belushi is listed as 5'11" and looks that height.
Although his height really doesn't matter, the current listing seems accurate enough.
Robert Jungnitsch said on 30/Jan/11
I always thought James Woods would be like 5'l0. Or is he not?
Spence said on 9/Jan/11
Looks 2 1/2 inches taller than De Niro in Once Upon a Time and De Niro was 5'9 in 1982 182 peak 180 now
anonymous said on 22/Dec/10
I think you guys have it all wrong; look at the movie Against All Odds; he stands right next to the black actor, Dorian Harewood who is listed as 5'11. Harewood is at least a couple inches taller than Woods.
said on 19/Dec/10
Rob do you think Woods was 181-82 at peak?
[Editor Rob: I guess it's possible]
Spence said on 5/Dec/10
Close to 6 feet at peak..today is 5'11
Frank2 said on 4/Jul/09
Bet all you want. I've seen Woods in the flesh and he's shorter than me by about an inch. Watch CONTACT and you clearly see that Woods is an inch shorter than 5'11" Tom Skerritt. I worked at Fox when Skerritt starred in PICKET FENCES and saw him all the time. He was my height.
RisingForce said on 3/Jul/09
Woods seemed about the same height as 5'10.5" listed Telly Savalas when he guest starred on Kojak and Telly had bigger heels so I'd bet that Woods was atleast 5'11".
J Jonah Jameson said on 11/Feb/09
I just saw a great movie called Night Moves with him and Gene Hackman (1975). Next to a then 6'2 Hackman he looks 5'11 tops. Check it out.
Frank2 said on 11/Oct/08
Then Brolin is 5'9" or Woods wore lifts. I've met Woods. Stood right next to the man and he's shorter than me by an inch. And I worked on PICKET FENCES and Tom Skerritt and I are the exact, same height or 5'11".
Once again. Watch the film CONTACT. Woods is an inch shorter than Tom Skerritt.
Valeri said on 11/Oct/08
woods was an inch taller than brolin who portrayed bush,on the la premiere
Frank2 said on 10/Oct/08
Watch CONTACT. Woods is clearly an inch shorter than 5'11" Tom Skerritt.
Frank2 said on 3/Aug/08
Woods is 5'10". If not than I must be 6' 'cause each and every time I've seen him he's an inch shorter than me.
Balto said on 28/Jul/08
Can some1 please explain the pic that Runt provided? Woods can't go from being 6"2 looking all the way down to 5"10. What the hell is going on in that pic? Jay Leno ain't no more than 5"11... I'm pretty sure. BTW lemony, good analysis.
lemony said on 26/May/08
1 foot = 30.48 centimeters, 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters
Glenn = 5ft 8in = (5*30.48) + (8*2.54) = 172.72cm
Use a ruler: Wood ~ 18.5cm, Glenn ~ 17cm
Wood = 18.5/17*172.72cm = 187.96cm = 6ft 2in
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sam said on 7/Apr/08
even though he's got a sidewalk advantage in this pic, he wouldn't be this much taller if he wasn't a good 6 foot. still problably hovering around that height to this day problably..
glenn said on 14/Mar/08
1994.i was 22.im almost 36 now.
john said on 13/Mar/08
what year was that pic glenn, you look about 20 years younger
sam said on 13/Mar/08
looks 6 foot here. in the good old days, actually looks decent here
glenn said on 12/Mar/08
the whole ground looks funny to me.
Jamal said on 11/Mar/08
glenn you look like your tip-toeing. Unless im trippin out. Either way, dude atleast 6ft in this pic. No one can disagree with that. But lifts is the question
derek said on 4/Mar/08
He has never looked anywhere past 5'10 in any movie or in photos...... He must be wearing lifts here or some kind of lift.
G-MANN said on 21/Feb/08
He does look quite tall in the picture with Glenn, more than 5'11".
Anonymous said on 21/Feb/08
Looks 6 foot in that picture.
ed said on 17/Dec/07
watching Against All Odds... from 84, Jeff Bridges is about 2.5 in taller
Desireee said on 28/Nov/07
He's 6 feet, easily. I have stood next to him several times.
salomon said on 16/Nov/07
glenn are you limpin?
Gonzalo said on 17/Aug/07
He looks at least 6 feet in that pic, more than what I`d imagined
Albi said on 8/Aug/07
Glenn, what I meant is that you [used to] wear very big shoes and they don't look good at all.
From other photos of Woods I saw on Google, sometimes by checking out an entire collection of photos (that is, both the photos with Woods and other people and photos of those people with yet other people) I can say that there is no way Woods is less then 5'11.75 (as dmeyer said). I'm not posting my research cause I know the editor won't upgrade him and it would be a waste of time.
dmeyer said on 8/Aug/07
rob he was easy 5'11.5 to 5'11.75 at peak you should upgreat him
glenn said on 8/Aug/07
those are black reebox,1993.duh.you have nothing better to do than to comment on boots? what do you look like? and wear?
Albi said on 7/Aug/07
We know whats in Glenn's shoes though. Glenn is always wearing the ugliest boots around.
Rachel said on 7/Aug/07
those shoes...who knows what's in them.
jacobs said on 7/Aug/07
thats a joke if hes 5'10.5'' look at glenn and james,james looks 5'' taller than glenn he's more 6'1'' than 5'10.5'',if he is 5'10.5'' glenn can't be 5'8'' more 5ft6-ish
ras said on 6/Aug/07
Rob, that's an interesting edit. If this was true then James Woods would be like another John Kerry, with a large face/forehead. He does seem to have a bigger head than the one of Glenn anyway.
glenn said on 6/Aug/07
i agree with franco.even the bottom of his pants look weird to me.he got me good either way.
colton said on 6/Aug/07
damn glen thought u said u was 5 8 james woods looks 6 foot 2 there certainly suprised me i didnt think he was that tall but never really seen him without a camera in his face.
Franco said on 5/Aug/07
pavement or not, just look at his bloody legs.....i see a UFO there.
the way he is standing is the biggest giveaway.
100% lifts, im very sure for once + pavement = great effect :P
mr. James tried to fool us but he is 179-180cm on the dot.
glenn said on 5/Aug/07
it almost looks like a hill going on there though.
CoolJ said on 5/Aug/07
It looks like Woods has some pavement advantage.
Bad Radio said on 5/Aug/07
in that pic he looks a solid 6'2.
said on 5/Aug/07
is he on a hill rob? either way he looks tall.
[Editor Rob: its hard to know if that pavement was level, but since you are close the effect might be small. But his face might be slightly closer than yours, for him to appear 6ft 1.]
said on 4/Aug/07
i think he is huge, like a giant. well, maybe he is a bit old now, so maybe 190cm now.
[Editor Rob: he does look tall with glenn, 6ft 1-1.25 just looking at it without considering anything else.]
King said on 4/Aug/07
Looks like a close 6-2 in that picture! Shoes?
glenn said on 4/Aug/07
yeah,i suspect lifts.like i said,i couldve sworn he was closer to my height 4 years before this pic.like 5-10.so in reality he is 5-11ish guess.no way he could really be 6-1? or is he a legit 6ft?
Franco said on 3/Aug/07
anyone else suspicious of these shoes in the picture?
he looks almost 185-186cm and we do know he is 179-180cm.
i totally agree today he is 179cm that's no argue.
however in that picture he definetely got lifts because i see almost 10cm between Glenn & James, glenn obviously was 175-176cm in that picture and James looks 185-186cm there so lifts for sure.
but his real height is 179cm
RICHARD said on 3/Aug/07
James actually looks very tall in this picture. He looks more like 6'1 than 5'11 here
dmeyer said on 3/Aug/07
i agree the pavement is in favor but i steel see 6 dt also he does look 1 to 1.25 under denzel in john q
Glenn said on 3/Aug/07
It does look like the pavement favors him a bit.still 6ft.possibly more.I agree he looks at least 6-1.
saga said on 3/Aug/07
Ras are you blind??...you are ridiculous 'cause i can easily see 13-14cm there.
James Woods has got a huge forehead and his head is tilted a bit!
Look also at the shoulder...i can see almost 15cm, Glenn has a longer neck but James's head is much bigger.
He looks 6'1.5..no doubt about it!
hi said on 3/Aug/07
if Glenn confirms the pavement didn't give him any advantage, his peak height should definitely be ugraded to 6'1 and his current height to 6 or a little less. if you compare this picture to others of Glenn with legit 6'1, there's little doubt this guy is much more than the listed peak 5'11
Truheight said on 3/Aug/07
I think the pavement slope is in wood's favor - that's the only explanation
The Horse of FUNK said on 3/Aug/07
Wow, Woods looks strikingly tall in Glenn's photo. Seriously, he looks 6'.05", borderline 6'1"; which is weird considering I always pegged him as a solid 5'11".
ras said on 2/Aug/07
The guys saying he looks more than 6 ft in the pic are simply exagerating, he may be 6 ft right on the dot or maybe even 182 cm. I simply don't see a 12 cm difference there (which should be under the eye, is Glenn's top of the head under his eyes level? no) 6 ft 2 is ridiculous. Anything from 5'11.5 to 6 feet is possible, but I don't see anything over or under that. Probably 5'11.75.
Austrian said on 2/Aug/07
so you really are (part) indian
knew it :D
dmeyer said on 2/Aug/07
the front of the shoe is too plat i doubt they are elevator
dmeyer said on 2/Aug/07
you should give him aleast 5'11.5 to 6 ft peak and also he dosnt look too young in that pics
Lmeister said on 2/Aug/07
In this pic he does look tall around 6'1'' - 6'2'', but there is a lot of pics of him in which he doesn't look over 5'11'' - 6'0''. The angle and the the sloping ground makes him look taller. I think he was 6'0'' ish in his youth. Glenn I think that you are right about Kevin Dillon. He probably is 5'10'' in the morning. He tends to slouch which makes him look 5'8'' - 5'9''.
saga said on 2/Aug/07
Assumed Glenn is actually 5'8, James looks very close to 6'2 in the photo...definitely no less than 6'1-6'1.5!
Even with lifts a 5'10.5 man can't look near 6'2. There's something wrong Rob.
He's at least 5'11.5-6'0.
derek said on 2/Aug/07
Damn he looks 6'1 - 6'1.5 in this pic.... had to be lifts or dress shoes? I heard listings of 6' a while ago but has looked 5'10 - 5'11 in recent pictures and movies I've seen.
guy said on 2/Aug/07
Honestly in this photo he looks 6-2. The photographer appears to be directly in front of James with Glenn to his side though parallel. Either way he looks a good 6-0 to 6-1 with this under consideration.
Marty said on 1/Aug/07
In this pic with Glenn he looks to be a good 5" taller than Glenn wich would put him at around 6'1 but he also seems to be wearing suspicious footwear, lifts ? Probably. But that would put him close to 6' nonetheless, lifts or not.
Glenn said on 1/Aug/07
Kevin Dillon is 5-10.underestimating is the biggest problem on the site.
bledildo said on 1/Aug/07
you sure he is 5'10 he should be about 6'or more in the picture above
said on 1/Aug/07
Too much difference.
Look Jamemes wood with 5'9" Kevin Dillon
Glenn said on 1/Aug/07
My eyes are closed Anthony.its called you blinked. its a full body pic.1994.just hit 5-8.moron Vaj said Stallone was shorter than Woods.now you see why.6-1 here.gave me a illusion of being close to my height in 1990,so he is tricky.Im Irish/Mestizo Indian.
Anthony said on 1/Aug/07
Looks over 6' there. I always thought he was 182-183. Glenn, you look a bit sleepy there, no offense.
Stiffelio said on 1/Aug/07
Looks more than 4 inches taller than 5ft 8in Glenn. At the very least he's 6ft; if not more. Time to upgrade him, Rob.
Parker said on 1/Aug/07
Always looked a 6 footer to me. In the film 'The Hard Way' with Michael J Fox was always a full head taller in every scene
dmeyer said on 1/Aug/07
his shoes dont lifted looks an easy 6 ft hey glenn were you already close to 5'8
Biker222 said on 1/Aug/07
Agree with Shiko. Looks 6'. Lifts?
Austrian said on 1/Aug/07
wow Glenn with open hair
hey what are you ethnically actually, if i might ask?
youre hair looks indian hehe
shiko said on 1/Aug/07
welli can seewhyyou placedhim at 5'11 but in the picture he really looks in the 6'0 - 6'1 range
Random Person said on 1/Aug/07
Damn, does look over 6 foot in the picture easy. Shoes do seem a bit funny though. Obviously must wear lifts but, even still. He could still very well be 5'11.
OutBenchThis said on 1/Aug/07
with his head tilted forward, he looks 6'.05"..you're right Glenn, he definately looks the 6ft you claimed he did..hmm, you'd have to say lifts maybe the answer if others have seen him at 5'10"
Glenn said on 29/Jul/07
Photo coming where he looks taller than 5-11 next to me.
Franco said on 3/Apr/07
where's the picture glenn? i see none here.
btw James Woods was 5'11 minimum and 5'11.5 max, today he looks 5'10 to 5'10.5 which makes sense.
footballed28 said on 23/Jan/07
You will also notice that his head is twice as big as Tiger's...meaning his head was a lot closer to the camera
Bob H. said on 12/Dec/06
On last weeks SHARK episode James Woods was wearing some really big heels.
I was surprised that they left the shot in the program. He was gathered around all his lackys and it was obvious from the shoe shot that he is not the tallest in the bunch. I'd give him 5'10".
Glenn said on 30/Oct/06
Another guy Frank shortened.
Glenn said on 30/Oct/06
I have a photo where he looks 6ft next to me.
dmeyer said on 29/Oct/06
at peak was more 5'11.5 to 6
Anonymous said on 26/Oct/06
i think 5'11" is pretty fair, maybee 5'10.5" they did a terrible job in the show shark of casting shorter female's around him tho... some people come to his chin, and others are almost eye to eye... this at least gives you a fair ascertion that he is tall...
dmeyer said on 23/Oct/06
close to 6 at peak
Spence said on 21/Oct/06
Ok you guys got it wrong again he is not 5'10. Watch Once Upon A Time in America. DeNiro was close to 5'10 at his peak I am very sure of this. Woods has got DeNiro by id say close to 2 inches. At his peak Jimmy was a strong 5'11. Not 6 feet but 5'11 1/2 is possible.
Anthony said on 28/Sep/06
Woods was a solid 5'11 in his peak, especially if De Niro was 5'9. Woods was two inches taller in "Once Upon A Time In America".
Anonymous said on 11/Sep/06
he was pushing 6 feet at peak
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If James Wood is 6' tall then why is he at least two inches shorter than Jim Belushi? Hmmmmmmm?????Click Here
Frank2 said on 6/May/06
Well, the first time I met Kirk Douglas was way back in the 1960's at a party and he was nearly my height. But he was wearing lifts. Back then I didn't know what lifts were. I had a friend explain it to me. Then I saw Douglas again a couple of years later and could see his lifts and how they made him taller. He had really good ones and wore his pants long so they covered his foot. The last time I saw him he was already old and didn't give a damn and was not more than 5'6". He was so bowlegged that he could barely walk. That was right before his bad helicopter accident which was followed by a terrible stroke.
Glenn said on 5/May/06
Frank I agree,I thought Colin was my height cause looks short in movies.but I asked my friends and they all said to be polite,"a little taller".then when I meet the guy,and he is consistantly 5-11 everytime I see him,with long legs and body,I cant figure it out.you could kind of tell when someone is short with lifts.maybe he is a hair over 5-9 and wears lifts.5-8.5 is too low.thanks for hearing me out.
Frank2 said on 5/May/06
Well, we agree on Woods. But in Farrell's case, why does he look so short in his films?
Glenn said on 4/May/06
Its not about it being a myth Frank.you need to put your ego at rest.I AGREE WOODS is 5-10.but I SAW him look 6ft.so have others,hence the 6ft statements.just like I see Colin Farrell always at 5-11,maybe he is a little under 5-10.lifts arent the answer to everything,but in WOODS and Farrells case it might.you always seem to catch everyone liftless.I willing to bet my life Colin is no smaller than 5-9.75.I saw Woods look my height 16 years ago!
Frank2 said on 3/May/06
Woods is exactly 5'10" This silly myth that he's 6' just cracks me up! I'm sure it tickles Woods as well. The reason he looked taller than De Niro is that he IS taller than De Niro. De Niro is only about 5'8". My God, an aging formerly 5'10" Dana Andrews was taller than De Niro in The Last Tycoon!
Mr. Klaus said on 18/Jul/05
In Eyewitness (1981) he is a lot shorter than Morgan Freeman. If Morgan Freeman was 6 ft 3 at that time, then Woods was no more than 5 ft 10 in the 80s.
James said on 18/Jul/05
If Woods was an inch taller than De Niro in "Once Upon a Time in America", he could only ever have been 5'10, maybe 5'10 and a half.
Randy said on 13/Jul/05
I doubt Woods was ever more than 5'11. He was 35 when "Once Upon a Time in America" was made in 1982, still a young man, and looked only slightly taller than the 5'9 De Niro.
Mr Luis said on 22/Apr/05
In Once Upon A time in America he looked like an inch Taller than De Niro who was at that time supposed to be 5'10.
Mr. R said on 4/Feb/05
I actually don't think he was ever 6'. He looks 5'11" in most of his 80's films. Saw him in H'wood one night, spoke to me in my car.