How tall is Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin's Height

5ft 9 ½ (176.5 cm)

American Actor, best known for roles in films such as No Country For Old Men, Hollow Man, Men in Black 3, The Goonies, W., Milk, American Gangster, Planet Terror and True Grit.

How tall is Josh Brolin
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How tall is Josh Brolin
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My name is Josh Brolin. I’m 5’10”, have short limbs and my head is oversized.

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Average Guess (114 Votes)
5ft 9.35in (176.2cm)
5'7 and a fraction said on 1/Dec/23
Closer to 5'9 imo.
D Wood said on 7/Sep/23
I know he's a little old, but he Josh Brolin could be perfect Mitch Rapp.
Nile Song said on 23/May/23
It's cool that he reached this level of success with his noticeable disproportionality. Maybe his good looks circumvented any negative effects it could have caused, but I'm sure there are people with similar insecurities who might benefit from knowing about him. Rob, do you think his proportions are due solely/mostly to genetics? His mother doesn't look that disproportionate:
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Space said on 8/Jun/22
8’3” 2500lbs in infinity war
lemon said on 13/May/22
Hi Rob, what's Lewis Pullman's height compared to Josh Brolin's? 5'11" or taller? Thank You. Click Here
Editor Rob
Posture varies a bit, but I thought a solid 5ft 11 range
Benny said on 25/Apr/22
Looked a solid 5’10” in Goonies
berta said on 11/Nov/21
At worst 5´9 and at best 5´9 3/4 i think the listing is good but maybe he measure just under this. Did look 12-13 cm shorter than Ryan reynolds.
ChaosControl 6'2.5/189.2cm said on 17/May/21
This listing is obscene. He looks a solid 8’3 in Infinity War and thanks to the helmet he’s wearing in Endgame could pass for 8’7
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Feb/21
🎈🎊🎁🎂 Happy Birthday Josh! 🎂🎁🎊🎈

Here's wishing Josh Brolin a Very Happy 53rd Birthday!

5ft9.75. 😁🍻🎶😉🎉🥞😋

Kourosh said on 8/Jul/20
has head of 6'4 man
Realist said on 20/May/20
Wow Joaquin Phoenix must be a solid 5'7 if Josh Brolin is only 5'9.5
Nik Ashton said on 20/May/20
@ Christian 6'5 3/8" - True but it shows that the subject of human height is interesting and unpredictable! Human height is diverse and this is cool too!
berta said on 20/May/20
i think this is the most he is. he looked closer to 5´9 with ryan reynolds. maybe 176 cm guy? But his head should be on a 6´5 guy
Vexacus said on 9/May/20
Weak 5'10 , somehow he managed to look 6'1 in Deadpool. Amazing .
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 12/Apr/20
I don't see anything great or bad about it. Some kids are just taller than their dads, and others aren't.
Nik said on 10/Apr/20
It's great he is shorter than his Dad! 😀👌
Panchsfhool said on 4/Mar/20
He is daniel craig range around 1.77cm
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Feb/20
🎁🎈🎂🎊 Happy Birthday Josh! 🎊🎂🎈🎁

A Very Happy 52nd Birthday is wished for Josh Brolin. I loved him in 'Hollow Man' and 'Planet Terror'.

He looks incredibly like a smaller version of his Dad!

5ft9.5. 😁👍

sulu2019 said on 14/Sep/19
Just like Scott Caan, he is shorter than his father and both are still shorter than both of their fathers today even after both of their fathers lost height.
James Brett 172cm said on 24/May/19
He can seem taller than this
JD 5'9" said on 1/May/19
This might be correct, but he looks shorter in this pic because his pants are too long.
Jammes said on 6/Apr/19
With Cable its hard to find a near 7'0 actor whos a good actor with that said I think there were better Options for Nate Summers like maybe Ray Stevenson or Jim Cavizel
Dhouser said on 10/Jan/19
177 seems about right, but not taller than that I think.
viper said on 18/Dec/18
He certainly has no more than a 28 inch inseam, If that.
viper said on 18/Dec/18
Clooney is 5-9.5
Imamsocoollikereallycoool said on 16/Dec/18
I think he’s 5-8 tbh.
Mr_K said on 21/Oct/18
I am 5'9.5 too and I can confirm that he's 5'9.5 too as I have met him twice at an airport, and we had the same height.
His height kinda comes surprising considering that his pops was 6'2.5 in his prime. Makes me thankful enough that I grew 3.5 inches more than my dad.
Arch Stanton said on 19/Oct/18
Really has the most disproportionate lower legs to upper body I've ever seen on a guy. If he had Clint Eastwood's legs he'd be near as tall as his father but his calves are what you'd see on a squat 5 ft 5 guy! His legs can really make him seem shorter than this at times.
Yasir said on 19/Sep/18
Wow how is he only 5"9 LOOOOOL

He looked the same height as ryan reynolds in deadpool 2
joshjeffords said on 16/Sep/18
Very good actor and equally voice actor great presence.
Looks anywhere from 5 9 to 6 foot in movies never seen him on small screen.
Seems short legs long torso big head that should average out to 5 9-10.
I have very short thick legs medium torso and head and am a 5 7.5.
viper said on 13/Aug/18
How tall is this guy. 5-8 or 5-9. Doubt the 5-9.5
Paul Wood said on 12/Aug/18
His is often listed as 6ft 4in but will be shorter than than now. Josh obviously takes after his mother's side of the family.
ber said on 10/Aug/18
he's barely 5' 8.
khaled taban said on 5/Jul/18
He looks around 175-176cm
Ramualdo said on 30/Jun/18
He's max 174 cm
Dejavu said on 30/Jun/18
He can look 5'10 next to Ryan Reynolds.
Reynolds Woodcock said on 16/Jun/18
Appears to have grown considerably in Avengers: Infinity War. Either that or they used some really crazy camera tricks. 6ft minimum.
Canson said on 1/Jun/18
@Guest66: correct. Most of the ones that claim a morning height simply are either unhappy with their height or “want to be taller or feel taller”. Claims are overrated
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 31/May/18

First off, I'm not doing the things which you accuse me of doing. I'm not telling what Conan should or shouldn't claim, I'm just saying that his claim is inconsistent with how celebs are listed here, because on this site celebs are based on noon heights. That fact that Conan said he's taller than Brolin is incorrect because Brolin's taller than than 5'9 7/8" in the morning (assuming he's the 5'9 3/4" Conan guesses him at). And I've never said that the low is the true height, you're just putting random words in my mouth. I believe that any height you measure throughout the day is your true height, whether it's morning or night.
Canson said on 31/May/18
@brewstergeez: well Christian isn’t telling anyone what to do. He’s simply stating the obvious to Conan. Rob assumes the celebs are the heights they are listed mid day or afternoon. Sure they’re off but that’s the assumption he’s made which is how the site is based. So when he tells Conan that he’s 5’9 1/8 in the afternoon and that a guy 5’9.5 is taller, he’s actually correct. A 5’9.5 guy here is presumed to be that near a low for the day not out of bed like Conan claims. There’s nothing wrong with Conan claiming the height he does but Christian is also correct in that a guy “listed here on CH” would be 5’9.5 near a low and Conan if he were to meet Rob in public, and were to get an official page here on CH, he would probably be listed 5’9.25 at most
Guest66 said on 31/May/18
@brewstergeez, Your so called “low” is your actual height. Morning height when most of people are nearly an inch taller doesn’t count.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/May/18
Josh had to be 5'8 7/8 (174.9) if Ryan Reynolds stay 6'2.
F0x said on 20/May/18
In deadpool 2, he looks 5'11 if not more. In close plan whith Ryan reynolds he look the same height than him (in the last part of the movie). But in distant plan (in the end when they all the team walk together) we see than he is clearly shorter than reynolds. For me he is 5"10 (177cm) max, no matter what it say in the movie. Rocky Balboa in movies is 5'11 if i remember well, Sly isn't 5-11 at all.

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Frank R said on 20/May/18
Josh Brolin’s profile at a popular movie site lists him as 5’10.5” (179 cm). I believe that was his absolute peak height. He looks almost as tall as the 6’0” John Malkovich in ‘Jonah Hex.’
Vibram said on 19/May/18
Looked a weak 5'9 next to 5'8 chat show host Graham Norton on his show recently.
SD(172cm) said on 19/May/18
In Deadpool 2,Deadpool says,'he's short 5'11 not like in the comics'
IN THE COMICS:Cable is 6'8 not 6'6 @Milks Click Here
However in the movie in closeups there is barely an inch difference in their height,but in reality a 6'2 Ryan and Josh is 5'10 MAX Click Here
Milks said on 18/May/18
Yeah in Deadpool 2 they mentioned Brolin's character Cable was 5'11. I don't think Brolin lied and told the writers/producers that, more so that they themselves purposely inflated him cause they saw the opportunity to just for the character.

Cable is about Thor's height in the comics (6'6).
Dinho202 said on 15/May/18
Just seen deadpool 2 and there was a mention about his height being 5'11 with a sarcastic comment about it being very small XD. Only at the end did I suspect that his height was less than 5'11. Great film though. I'd say 177cm as his low.
Dejavu said on 12/May/18
He looks 4 inches or more shorter than Ryan Reynolds. Ryan Reynolds does not look above 6’2 next to Josh Brolin.
grizz said on 12/May/18
Rob I know this is a stupid question to ask, but how tall do you think Thanos was in IW? He absolutely towered over Chris Hemsworth with Thor footwear and was roughly the same height as the Hulk.
Seems like he was way taller than his 6'7 comic book version.
Editor Rob
I've not seen the film yet!
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 8/May/18
Strange that in the comic Cable supposed to be huge like a 6'6 250lbs guy but in the movie played by 5'9.5" Brolin. Same way to Spiderman like a 5'7 average guy but a 5'10.5" Andrew Garfield pass for the role for twice and Wolverine should be a 5'6 buff dude but Jackman is indeed too tall to played him.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 29/Apr/18

If you're 5'9 7/8" morning, you're actually about 5'9 1/8" most likely. He's actually taller than you (assuming if he's 5'9.5" as listed) Don't know why you always state your morning height as your real height.
Conan said on 29/Apr/18
II'm 5 ft 9 7/8 in (177.6 cm) on barefoot in morning. He is just shorter than me a little bit. I give him at 5 ft 9 3/4 in (177.2 cm)
Tall Sam said on 25/Apr/18
Looks nearly 6 inches shorter standing next to Chris Hemsworth at the Infinity War premiere.
Jamie said on 7/Apr/18
I bet he was on the people who’d had like an early growth spurt and he probably never grew that much since he was 14.
Dom P said on 19/Feb/18
He looks 5" 8 inches in the photo above.
Carl said on 22/Jan/18
There is no way this dude is 5ft 10. There is a picture of him next to sean Penn and he is only little taller. Sean Penn is not much taller than 5ft 7.
Mr. Kaplan said on 19/Jan/18
His dad was 6'3", he is about 5'10" and his son Trevor looks about 5'6". Strange family genes to say the least.
Don Julio said on 12/Jan/18
I mean he should have been 6'2" at least. With his dad being a solid 6'3" guy, it's gotta be upsetting not getting to his dad's height. 178 max/peak for him
Anonymous said on 27/Dec/17
rob does weightlifting stunt your growth. I know josh brolin has been working out since he was a teen iam wondering if that's why hes average height. because he mentioned before his mom was 5 foot 4 which seems average for a women .
Editor Rob
it won't stunt, but overdoing it at young ages might cause some disc issues.
Frank R said on 2/Dec/17
Josh Brolin is the tallest of all the ‘Goonies’, but that’s not saying much.
MisterManletMick said on 24/Sep/17
so weird how somebody who is my height is playing Cable who is almost 7 feet tall, its universally known Cable is much taller than Deadpool but Josh is just a little over Ryan Reynolds eyebrow.
Slim said on 19/Sep/17
I predict a quarter inch upgrade.
James B said on 30/Aug/17
Surprised I imagined him to be 6ft range.

He has the face structure of someone taller
Al said on 22/Aug/17
Brolin is remarkably honest about his height, shape, leg length etc - see here - Click Here
Editor Rob
also worth noting Conan claiming 6ft 4 and a half in that clip!
Deathstroke said on 7/Aug/17
Will be weird to see 6'2" Ryan Reynolds Deadpool towering over Josh Brolin Cable :D Cable is 6'8" in the comics, maybe Brolin will wear 10 inch lifts for the role? :D
Skanda |189cm| said on 24/Jul/17
@Magnum-PI I don't know about Tom Holland but it's quite a well known that Robert Downey Jr wears lifts. Standing next to 190 cm Chris Hemsworth he look a lot like 177cn. Maybe even 177.5cm
Magnum_PI said on 17/Jul/17
Take a look at the recent Comic Con image where all the Avengers are on stage together. He is the same height as Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr.
He is definitely in the 5'7" - 5'8" range.
Pon said on 16/Jul/17
He is about 5'10"
Anthony said on 5/Jul/17
@boogie i know him. He IS 5'10
Having short legs doesnt mean anything , if you judge things always from pics or from what they appear you must get it trouble a lot
Grow up.
DavePH95 said on 12/Apr/17
So he was cast as Cable, I wonder if they will digitally enhance him or give him giant lifts to be taller than 6'2 Reynolds.
Arch Stanton said on 13/Mar/17
Sorry but a 5 ft woman would never look that tall in heels with a solid 6'3er. Click Here
His dad was a solid 6'3 peak. You can see though how a mother of that height and smoking from a young age and probably poor eating habits made him way shorter than his father though. It's interesting though that some of the very tall Hollywood actors like Eastwood, Sutherland and Brolin have all got average height sons! Chris Lemmon ends up 4 inches taller than Josh with a father at least 6 inches shorter!
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Mar/17
@ Chris - I take it from the way you spell 'mom' that you are from America and as America is such a huge place, which part do you come from?
In the UK, we spell it like so: 'M-U-M'!
Little details like this are great for giving us clues as to where the visitors come from! I think that's great! 🗽🌎
Sandy Cowell said on 20/Feb/17
Josh must get SO fed up with people comparing his height to that of his father! He probably has a small mother, that's the obvious equation!
I like his style of film - 'Hollow Man' and 'Planet Terror' are in my collection!
Average height he may be, but he is above average in the looks department otherwise!
Boogie said on 14/Jan/17
No way is he 5'10". He has no legs. I'd guess 5'6" tops
Sonnecker said on 1/Dec/16
I've got the same guess of berta, I always thought he was a little below 180 cm, like 178/179 cm. In my opinion, he's tall as Daniel Craig.
Scott said on 22/Oct/16
At least 5'9 3/4''. I can't see him any shorter.
berta said on 13/Oct/16
i never thought this guy was this short a little under 180 seems fine
GP said on 5/Nov/15
Rob what was the reason that you downgraded him? I have met him few times and I think the lowest he would be is 178, but I think he is more 179. I think the reason he looks shorter than his actual height is because he has short arms and short legs. But I have seen him in converse working out with a trainer at the gym, who I know is between 5'10-5'11" for sure since I see him all the time and Josh was the same height. Wasn't he almost Denzel's height?
Editor Rob
that's the range I thought, somewhere between 5ft 9 and 10, I'm not as convinced he would be a full 5ft 10, although you certainly got that impression. Maybe he can look it in person!
Sean73 said on 18/Oct/15
I wonder if there are any pics of a young Josh Brolin and a close to middle aged Kurt Russell. I would love to see if they are the same height.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Sep/15
Rob the photo isn't showing here for some reason. While Josh is not exactly hard done by, a successful actor who a ton of women would find handsome, I do at least see what Rampage means, but I don't think he really cares in all honesty. Considering how tall and handsome his father, you would expect Josh to be tall at least. Josh is a lot more rougher looking than his dad too, not a guy I'd want to mess with.
Editor Rob
ah, hadn't uploaded it thanks!
Fluffi Fluffsson said on 19/Sep/15
"He really got the bum deal in the genetic lottery...I'd really hate having to step out at 40 with a 73 year old father who still towers over me."

Who cares? Grow up ffs!
184 cm guy said on 19/Jun/15
He looks in the 5'9 to 5'10 range.

And bum deal in the genetic lottery? Lmao, he's an oscar-nominated actor that many women find very attractive. The average man wish they looked like him.
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 25/May/15
None of the Goonies were tall! I had no idea that I towered over or dwarfed every cast member.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Mar/15
He really got the bum deal in the genetic lottery...I'd really hate having to step out at 40 with a 73 year old father who still towers over me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Dec/14
His mother was probably below average
Arch Stanton said on 21/Nov/14
Rob can you add a photo and add W., Milk, American Gangster, and True Grit. Funny isn't it. Nick Cassevetes has a 5'7 dad and ends up at 6'6 and Josh has a 6'3" dad and end up at 5'9" range!! It must be weird having a dad that much taller.
Luc said on 14/Nov/14
179 cm for sure!
james said on 30/Oct/14
I knew he wasn't 5'11 .I'm taller than him barefoot at 5'11.5
Bobby Bouchez said on 17/Sep/14
Brolin looks 5'9.
Powerhouse said on 2/Sep/14
@ed...Josh Brolin is that you? haha.
bodwaya said on 20/Aug/14
he must get his height from his mom
Ian C. said on 3/Jul/14
There is a brief scene in Johan hex where Brolin deputizes a man who is so short that he might qualify for dwarfism. What interests me is that, in that scene, Brolin seems to be six foot three, which would be about the height of the character he was playing. You would think that short supporting actors would be at a premium in the movies, because they can be used to make leading actors who are short seem tall.
ed said on 28/Jun/14
I had to leave a comment...powerhouse funny...he doesnt seem like 5'9.5...
I do you guys judge??
Well I know him very well. And beleive me its perfectly accurate. I am 5'8.5 still he is taller than me... and by a strong inch maybe more...
Knowitall said on 2/Apr/14
I doubt he's over five-eight.
cole said on 27/Feb/14
Nice downgrade, he's no taller than 5'9.5. Can look an even 5'9 at times, so 5'9 - 5'9.5 I'd say is the zone you could argue.
Sam said on 6/Feb/14
In the preview for what ever his new movie is with Kate Winslet, he seems towering, with a big baseball cap on his head in some clips. He's a guy who the camera can make seem bigger.
MD said on 5/Feb/14
We know what a "noggin" is, lol; we use that word over here, too.
NJP said on 27/Jan/14
His legs are short and his body is long so he appears shorter than he is in full body shots. 5'9" flat seems about right.
Ted said on 13/Jan/14
Would've said 5'9" for him. Brolin tries to claim 5'10 1/2" elsewhere, just don't see it.

Terrific actor. Was in contention to be the next Batman, am very sad that Affleck got it instead of him.
Alex (London) said on 8/Dec/13
His father, the actor James Brolin, was over six feet. I wonder why Josh did not inherit his father's genetics?

Josh is a decently built man of average height
MD said on 1/Dec/13
Will Smith is not a 6'2". But even if that were the case, you only saw a two-inch difference between the two?

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Really? I even picked out some of the worst pictures from the sets to show even when Will was not standing at his full height, and even with Josh given a footwear advantage (and lord only knows what he had inside those shoes), that Will looked a lot more than just two inches taller.
Ron said on 27/Nov/13
He looked 6' next to 6'2" will smith in men in black 3
Powerhouse said on 23/Nov/13
Josh brolin is NOT 5'9.5! do you guys really think Josh would edge out someone like Tom Hardy? he's lucky if he is 5'8.25.
gerald said on 3/Nov/13
he only gives me a 5'8 impression on the new TMZ fight video
Arch Stanton said on 18/Oct/13
This looks a better guess than 5'10" IMO. Look this in No Country for Old Men. upper body of a 6'2" guy and legs of a 5'6" guy really strange seeing him walk.
cole said on 24/Sep/13
5'9 range is a better shout. I can't imagine Josh measuring 5'10 range at all. Rob you should at least put him down to 5'9.5.

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I think Will Smith would be closer to 185, maybe 186 cm, than 187 cm to be honest, and Josh is closer to the camera in this shot, footwear seem similar. So he would maybe reach between Will's eyebrows and eyeline.

What do you say Rob? I think he should be downgraded.
ryannatthew said on 28/Jul/13
Reply for Silent D

In MIB 3 you can see in a lot of the scenes where Josh is standing really close to Will Smith & the height difference would be greatly noticed they don't have him move at all.. Will Smith will be walking back and fourth and he is like a rock standing there delivering his lines.. He was either on a box or really high lifts.. Also in other scenes you can see his shoes had huge thick heels, he was definitely wearing tall men heel shoes or lifts or combo of both.. I think he's around the 5'7'' range.. If him and Smith would truly stand side by side from each other barefoot Smith would be a whole head+ taller..
Sam said on 16/Jul/13
Actually, Brolin can look a solid inch (maybe 1.5 in) taller than Sean Penn.
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cole said on 15/Jul/13
He's allways wearing some sort of footwear-help. For god's sake he even had to stand on a stone plate to be around Gosling's height, and his footwear on Gangster Squad also looked fishy. Not buying over 5'9 for Brolin. He also looks about the same height as Sean Penn..

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Ctphilly said on 15/Jun/13
He does have freakishly short limbs and a huge head. Very weird looking.
MaskDeMasque said on 12/Jun/13
Watched Gangster Squad the other night, pretty good film. Anyway, Josh looked a strong 5'9(176-177cm) i thought. His hands are massive.
Vicman said on 29/Apr/13
I think he is 1.77m and that he is the Christian Bale of the 70's.
T-Squared said on 23/Mar/13
At 5'9 and a half I feel somewhat short every now and then, but I would never care if I had big forearms and hands like Josh Brolin. I actually have pretty short arms like him, but I have longer legs than Brolin judging by the pics here. It feels weird at 26 having smaller hands/forearms than almost every adult woman I've met.
poquita32 said on 23/Mar/13
My friend saw him in person at a farmers market she works at and said he was around 5'7" and was shocked because in most of his movies he looks much taller.
leonari said on 21/Feb/13
Carter: Why don't you understand that movies are the worst to judge height. Is that really so hard to comprehend?? But I give you one thing: Yes he has short limbs. But those are not a surefire way to tell height!!! Proportions are proportions. Height is height. And I firmly stay behind my quote: Brolin at 5'8" is BS. End of story.
The Horse of FUNK said on 21/Feb/13
His head is gargantuan.
little sue said on 21/Feb/13
Can't see him much under 5ft 10, he only looks about an inch shorter than Fasbender in the publicity shots for Jonah Hex.
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 20/Feb/13
I agree with Carter and MR HEIGHT, Brolin is 5'8" range.
carter said on 7/Feb/13
Why is what I said BS? Have you seen the movie? And where do you get off being so rude to someone you've never even met? Rob, please take down this guy's uncalled-for comment.
Editor Rob
I've never seen the movie so can't say how his proportions look.
leonari said on 6/Feb/13
Carter: Wow. What a pile of BS. You must be proud of yourself...
Carter said on 5/Feb/13
In Gangster Squad, check out the final scene where he's on the beach...with no shoes. His limbs, including his legs, look extremely short. It's visually shocking, since it's very unusual these days to see a leading man with those short proportions. (As a 5'7.5 guy, I will say that it was refreshing, as well as unusual.) I defy anyone to watch that scene and say he's more than 5'8. My guess is even shorter...probably 5'7. Rob, have you seen that scene? I also noticed that, in a bar scene, Robert Patrick is leaning way down on the bar, losing several inches of height, and Brolin is about his height there, standing straight. Also doesn't fit with him being 5 '10. But that beach scene is the clincher. I'm surprised they allowed it in the movie. Handsome talented guy...but short too, I think.
MR.HEIGHT said on 30/Jan/13
Most def not 5-10... Strong 5-8 ... Another sly illusion
Silent d said on 18/Jan/13
5 foot 10. Quite tall next to gosling and sean penn in ganster squad. Diane lane is really happy. Size 12.
Arch Stanton said on 9/Jan/13
"I've always thought of my arms as short (76" armspan, 76" height)"

Yeah Cranberries, real short arms....
Arch Stanton said on 9/Jan/13
Yeah I know what you mean Hew, his face and torso look 6'2" but his legs belong to a 5'5" fella!!
Hew said on 5/Jan/13
He looks like he was heading for 6'2, then his legs just stopped growing. Can't see him over 5'9 really. Might even be 5'8.
Ted said on 16/Dec/12
MaskDeMasque says on 20/Oct/12
[...]His arms and legs look something of a 5'6-5'7 guy.

Not all 5'6-5'7 guys have Brolin's proportions... You can have two guys of same height with completely different proportions, and that works whatever the height.
MaskDeMasque said on 20/Oct/12
Very hard to judge because of his proportions. 5'9-5'10 range, i cant be more precise than that. His arms and legs look something of a 5'6-5'7 guy.
Paddington said on 11/Sep/12
Looked a solid 5'10" minimum next to Will Smith in MIB3.
Silent d said on 28/Jan/12
5 foot 10 even though he looks 5 foot 9. He does have weird proportions but he pulls it off. He was tall in american gangster next to Russell crowe and denzel washington. Size 12 shoes? Diane lane is happy. He is awesome.
Harry said on 27/Jan/12
If one knows art, height can be judged by arm length. He has short arms. The directors go to great length to keep his height obscured. I'd say, 5'7"-5'8" max. Maybe 5'6" with an enormous noggin.
steven said on 18/Jan/12
big head and long torso contribute to his height. if not he is min 5'5.5. but i bet min 5'7 and max 5'8.5 barefoot. this guy is literally standing at average height in hollywood.
MD said on 13/Jan/12
The pictures Cranberries show show exactly what he's talking about. Josh has some very strange proportions, and it has nothing to do with him just having big bones.
Stiffelio said on 13/Jan/12
@Cranberries: narrow shoulders? check the second picture you yourself posted: he's got a very well built upper body. I agree with short legs, though.
Stiffelio said on 12/Jan/12
I don't think there's anything wrong with his proportions. He's just more big-boned than average: big head and shoulders, big hands and feet.
Marco said on 2/Jan/12

175. Maybe 176cm, so 5'9.25.
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m said on 13/Dec/11
He looked 5ft 11.5in (1.82 m) in American Gangster, however this was probably achieved with lifts.
LAN Jiao said on 2/Nov/11
josh brolin had a 5'7 proportion , but a big head for his size. does't look 5'10. much like a 5'9er. maybe 5'8.5 his dad james brolin does't look 6'3 peak and not even 6'2 now but a solid 6'1.25
sean73 said on 23/Oct/11
Hey, he nabbed Diane Lane lets see you do better!5-10 flat for him.
Joe257 said on 11/Aug/11
Josh did look a couple of inches shorter than Denzel Washington (6 ft on this site) in the film American Gangster.
soviet_rebel said on 28/Jul/11

HOW IN THE WORLD can someone be very short at 5'10" (taller than average)?
MS said on 30/Jun/11
I saw him this morning in walk past me in NYC..Goofiest looking guy I have ever seen. Very short and stocky with weird alligator like arms and a huge head. Very strange.
Victor said on 23/May/11
With 5'7" James Mcavoy. He doesn't look a cm taller than Mcavoy.
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Big boned said on 12/Mar/11
I think he's about 5'9ish, 5-10 with shoes.
Shaun said on 12/Mar/11
If he had normal proportion legs he's be 6'3" like his father for sure.
Shaun said on 12/Mar/11
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Face and upper body look typically that of a James Bond type 6'2" but the legs, its bizarre.. Its almost as if he is superimposed on the legs of Regis the presenter or somebody...
Shaun said on 12/Mar/11
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Holy ****. In terms of proportions this guy has the shortest legs I've ever seen!!!!! Incredible. His face and upper body look typical of a guy around 190 but the legs looks like those of a 5'6"-5'7" guy!!! Like 30' inseams... I had never noticed his legs before and actually I used to assume he was at least 6'2 like James Brolin until I saw this listing. I'm not much of a contemporary cinema buff...
Shaun said on 12/Mar/11
Anonymous says on 8/Aug/10
He's like Chris Jericho he has the head and torso of a 6'4" man but the arms and legs of a 5'9" man.

Yeah LOL I know exactly what you mean. If you see a picture of his head and shoulders you could imagine him being an easy 6'2" and 6'4" range like his father. He got the short legs from his mummy I gather as he certainly didn't get it from his daddy!!
voicelessdentalfricative said on 1/Mar/11
he's 5'10 with the build of 5'3
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Pat said on 18/Feb/11
If Josh Brolin is only 5'10" then Shia LaBeouf is not the 5'9" you have him listed at. In the Motorcycle scene in Wall Street 2, when the two are walking together in the woods Brolin is way more than an inch taller. Why would Josh Brolin be in lifts and Shia LaBeouf not?
Anonymous said on 29/Jun/09
Looks 5 foot 9 to me.
zane said on 25/May/09
he is a short ass with a big head, he is no 5/10 i can assure you, unlike his ol man, short gene im afraid same as Scott Caan and Emilio Dwarfdeves
Rusty said on 7/Apr/09
He is like 6'2" at least if James Cromwell really is 6'7".
Doug said on 1/Apr/09
The guy is looking a weak 5'10" in most pics I think 5'9"- 5'9.5" is more accurate. What I don't get is how this guy is struggling with 5'10", when his father was 6'4"!! Doesn't it strike anybody as odd that he is less than 6 inches shorter than his father?
bam said on 23/Mar/09
in american gangster, he was 6'1. Lol he almost looked like a different person.
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Anonymous said on 20/Mar/09
I'm guessing 5-9.75.
ARI said on 1/Mar/09
John Morgan said on 25/Feb/09
5'10"? What's he wearing stileto's. You would have to put him on a rack for a week and then he may clock in at 5'10"
JD said on 17/Feb/09
looks 5-9. nothing over 5-10
Tony said on 14/Feb/09
When i saw him in "No Country For Old Men" I thought no more than 5'8 . You can see in NCFOM when he takes his bloody boots off in the bathroom his body build is no more of a person thats 5'8
Today i think the same thing
anonymous said on 7/Feb/09
I saw him on ellen and he was wearing these cowboy boots. He was four inches taller than 5 foot 7 ellen. I would say he's a weak 5 foot 10.
glenn said on 31/Jan/09
i always said franco was 5-11.have 2 photos with him.i guess he mightve seemed 5-10ish the first time.emile looked 5-6 to me.
Lmeister said on 31/Jan/09
I bet he is a lift wearer. He doesn't look much taller than James McAvoy who is selfconfessed 5ft7. I know that James is wearing larged heeled shoes, but still I think Josh is around 5ft9. He is a legit 5ft9 which doesn't really look that short in large heels+lifts and he does have a great built.
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MD said on 30/Jan/09
If James Franco is a full 5'10.5", then this height listing for Brolin isn't correct:

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Editor Rob
yeah he is looking barely 5ft 10 in a lot of pics recently.
V said on 30/Jan/09
5'10 at most, james woods is 5'11 and he looked an easy 1 inch if not more thaller. Also not much taller than jeremy piven and sean penn,who are both shy of 5'8.
Sam said on 31/Dec/08
Saw him in Milk and he does look a weak two inches taller than Penn. He also looks close to 3 inches shorter than Victor Garber. The 5'10.25" fits.
Mr. R said on 28/Dec/08
I just saw the movie "Milk" today. He is at least two inches taller then Sean Penn in the film. Yet, of course, we know nothing about the footwear.
cas said on 26/Dec/08
i wouldnt be surprised if he was wearing lifts in american gangster considering he plays such an imposing character
don said on 23/Dec/08
he was a good inch or two shorter than russell crowe in american gangster, which means one of their heights is off
Paddington said on 21/Dec/08
This guy is kind of like me. My Dad's 5'10"-5'11", and I ended up 5'7"-5'8".
Nate said on 21/Dec/08
5'6? you gotta be kidding me...
jeff said on 21/Dec/08
i was watching SNL a second ago, and he looks all of 5 6. I would say at best 5 way in the world he is 6 foot
Anonymous said on 16/Dec/08
shook his hand an hour ago. he's definitely the same height as me...5'8
anonymous said on 26/Nov/08
No way is he 5 foot 8. I downgrade my estimate to 5 foot 10.
staley said on 26/Nov/08
just saw him on the tonight show with jay leno. he looks about 3 inches shorter then the 5'11" jay.
Maribel said on 31/Oct/08
He looks a bit taller. Perhaps a tad under 5"11, about 5"10 and 3/4.
lee said on 24/Oct/08
He looks to be around 5'8. His wife is short and he doesn't look any taller.
Puerta said on 17/Oct/08
In No Country for Old Men I'd put him at around 5'10".
anonymous said on 16/Oct/08
I watched american gangster and he seems tall. I also watched when he went on the late show with david lettermen and he seems to be the same height as david lettermen who is 6 foot 2. I would say he's a good 6 foot. Denzel washington is about 6 foot 1. he's a good actor though.
Marty J said on 15/Oct/08
I just seen a pic from the film 'Milk' where he is stood next to Sean Penn. They seem to be the same height, which would make him roughly 5ft 9.
JD said on 12/Oct/08
Who thinks this is George Bush's true height? lulz
Anonymous said on 10/Oct/08
Yeah, Brolin looks conspiciously short in all the photos from that showing of W. I had thought he was within an inch of 6 feet before, but he seems to struggle with 5'10" at best here:
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Guate30 said on 9/Oct/08
New pics on i m d b show him next to James Woods and Oliver stone who are both 6 foot. Brolin does look around 5'10.5.

I gotta take his mom is short cause his dad James Brolin is about 6'3 right?
Debbie said on 21/Sep/08
I would have to agree, he's got to be shorter. He stands next to Russell Crowe in AG in 1970's heeled boots and is at least 2 inches shorter. Crowe says he's 5'11", a shade under 6' - now honestly, why would he lie and not just say 6' even??? Brolin looks about 5'9" at least or 5'10" maybe on a good day.
Jay said on 7/Aug/08
looks taller in films, took him for a 6ft guy
glenn said on 28/Jan/08
woody is 5-10.5 to 5-11.i saw in sandals for a week.look at my pic on the woody page.i thought he was a lift wearing 5-9 guy too.
jude said on 27/Jan/08
i didnt catch the footwear, but Brolin was standing shorter or equal to allegedly 5'10 Woody Harrelson at the SAG Awards tonight
dmeyer said on 23/Jan/08
in pics looks closer to 5'10.5 5'10.75
ted said on 22/Jan/08
he's taller than denzel washington in american gangster
Matthew said on 1/Jan/08
If you give him have to take down denzels height i think. thw two ofthem stand face to face in american gansta, there is only an inch between them. Yes I know im being anal.
dmeyer said on 11/Dec/07
5'10.5 might be closer wath do you think rob
sam said on 7/Dec/07
I thought he was a bit closer to six feet, but a tad over 5'10"-5'11" looks closer to the truth here with Ryan Gosling:
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dmeyer said on 2/Dec/07
i think 5'10.25 is a descent height for a men
PJ said on 1/Oct/07
Saw him walk past Angelika in SoHo about 10 days ago, this listing appears accurate, I'd say a tad over 5'10.
Erich said on 5/Apr/06
Josh and diane lane came into the place i work. shook his hand. With his boots on he might be 5,11 and a half. super nice guy

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