How tall is Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell's Height

5ft 9 ¼ (175.9 cm)

American actor best known for starring in memorable films such as Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing, Breakdown, Backdraft, Death Proof, Tequila Sunrise, Tango & Cash and Stargate. In a 1972 news article, he was described as "5-10 ½ and weighs 170 pounds".

How tall is Kurt Russell
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Average Guess (55 Votes)
5ft 8.95in (175.1cm)
Tall Sam said on 9/Jul/19
There is a shot, bad for comparison, with Kurt near Mel Gibson circa 1990ish and he does look to edge Gibson.
179cm guy said on 6/Jul/19
Peak: 5'9.5-9.75 (177cm)
Current: 5'9.25 (176cm)
Kurt has impeccable posture and I think that now that he's around seventy he's only lost a quarter inch of height. He's held up well similar to guys like Ben Kingsley, Billy Dee Williams, Morgan Freeman, and Craig T. Nelson. I think that he would have edged out guys like Mel Gibson, Michael Douglas, Anthony Hopkins, Sylvester Stallone, and Michael Keaton at his peak.
The Horse of FUNK said on 15/Apr/19
He looked very 5'10"-ish in this movie though. Click Here

Good fight scene, btw.

I think Kurt's a classic 5'10" - 5'9.5" man. I think Rob's peggin' him short by a centimeter.
Timothy Andrew Sarkar said on 12/Apr/19
In the Soldier movie he was listed at 189 cm, even though he looked nowhere near it!XD. I loved his role in the movie though
The Horse of FUNK said on 6/Apr/19
Wow, they've got this guy at 5'10.75" or 180cm on imdb. I'm actually surprised by the people campaigning for 5'10.5" or 5'11" on here.

As a 181-182cm guy, I can tell Russell is not 5'11" just by looking at him. He doesn't have the dimensions. Most importantly, I have never ONCE seen anybody gauge him as 6'0", which is something that happens all the time to LEGIT 5'11"ers like me and why so many 5'11"ers try to claim 6'0" because they easily get away with it.

He's definitely not short though and carries his height well. Recently watched the movie Soldier and he definitely looks a solid 5'9" next to Connie Nielsen. But 180cm he is not lol.
ADAM VARCO said on 23/Mar/19
Peak height: 5'10.5"
Current height: 5'9"
179cm guy said on 14/Mar/19
Rob, do you think that Kurt's shrunk below 5'9 yet at nearly seventy-five years old? I'm surprised that you haven't added a peak/current height for him yet.
Editor Rob
Well he's only 67, I'm not sure he'd like to be called 75 😁

I think there is still a chance of Kurt being say almost 5ft 10 range and today a fraction less, he still can seem over 5ft 9 flat.
Angus said on 1/Feb/19
5'11"or maybe bit over 5'11" mark
Sandy Cowell said on 9/Nov/18
I've just begun watching 'The Thing' and thought Kurt was much taller than just over 5ft9 because there's a guy much shorter than him. I don't know who he is, but he can't be more than 5ft4.5/5 to make Kurt look around the 5ft11 I expected to find here for him!

He gets 5ft9.25, but in 'The Thing', he was probably nearer 5ft9.75, I surmise.
Sandy Cowell said on 9/Nov/18
I've just begun watching 'The Thing' and thought Kurt was much taller than just over 5ft9 because there's a guy much shorter than him. I don't know who he is, but he can't be more than 5ft4.5/5 to make Kurt look around the 5ft11 I expected to find here for him!

He gets 5ft9.25, but in 'The Thing', he was probably nearer 5ft9.75, I surmise.
Greg99 said on 22/Oct/18
I think Hurt was 5'9" and some change, not 5'10" - at least he doesn't look 5'10" in the pics of him and Tim Matheson in the QUEST TV series. Not below 5'9".
Kalle M??tt? said on 23/Sep/18
What do you think, Rob? What is his peak height?
Editor Rob
There is still a chance of 5ft 9.5 range for Kurt
Rising - 174 cm said on 20/Aug/18
Both 5'9" and 5'9.25" are fine for Kurt. Mel is consistently taller than 5'8" guys. I bet Kurt would have only been slightly taller if he had worn Reeboks like Mel. With that said, Kurt was taller barefoot unless he was getting near 2" from his footwear and I'd expect his shoes to have much more of an angle if that was the case: Click Here
CDS said on 27/Jul/18
Maybe this should go on Mel Gibson's page, but referring to the comments below, it does seem like he's had a height boost in about the past 10 yrs or so, can easily pull off the 5'9" or 5'10" he claims. Verses when you go back and check out his 80s films, and he just looks so little. Yeah, I agree, 5'8" tops for Mel, and 5'9" for Kurt...
Jtm said on 21/Jul/18
5'9 tops and gibson has never been over 5'8 in his life.
Rising - 174 cm said on 19/Jul/18
@MAD SAM: I don't know how you see only 174 in GOTG2. If anything, Kurt looked a good 176-177 cm to me in that film, but I'd have thought about 5'10" next to Pratt if I didn't know any better. I don't know if I mentioned this, but he was also taller than 174 cm range Jason Statham in The Fate of the Furious.

@CDS: Yeah, Kurt was definitely taller than Mel in the film. Kurt also appeared slightly taller than Andy Garcia in The Mean Season and footwear didn't seem much of a factor there. I use to think Kurt was a 5'9" flat guy and no more, but now I believe Gibson and Garcia are 5'9" flat guys so Kurt at 176 cm does look like a better guess than 175. In fact, I think you could even make a case for reversing the listings for Kurt and Mel since I see 5'9.5" as plausible for Kurt, though perhaps a bit high seeing him in films like Captain Ron, Soldier, Dark Blue and Tango and Cash.
CDS said on 13/Jul/18
Rob, you notice you have Kurt listed a quarter inch less than mel Gibson, who clearly looked shorter than Kurt in "tequila sunrise??"
Editor Rob
He certainly can seem to have an edge.
MAD SAM said on 21/Jun/18
He looked 174 cm in GOTG2, and I’m gonna stick to my call
EthanCouch said on 27/Apr/18
Rob, do you think 5'8.75 is possible today?
Editor Rob
Not so sure he has lost much height, but he might be heading towards that weak 5ft 9 soon.
Kurt Russell fan said on 18/Apr/18
Kurt is 176cm, always looked it, good listing
C: The Height Analyzer said on 17/Mar/18
His height is hard to pinpoint. I think Kurt Russell is 5'10". In Captain Ron, Martin Short was wearing regular tennis shoes while Kurt was in slippers. I think Short had an 0.75" advantage, but Russell was 1.25 inches taller. I don't believe Martin Short is below 5'8", since he is only 4 inches shorter than Steve Martin, who still looks 6 feet tall. 1.25 inches + 0.75 inches = 2 inches, which puts Kurt Russell at 5'10" to Martin Short's 5'8" stature.

However, in Unlawful Entry, Ray Liotta, who is 6 feet tall, looked 3 inches taller Russell, but Liotta may have been wearing lifts for that movie.
Mightyman said on 10/Feb/18
If you watch captain Ron with Martin short Kurt is barefoot. Martin short is 5'6, Kurt was only an inch or and inch and a quarter taller than him even with his big hair. The proof is there on film. He's about 5'7. But who cares he's great on screen. Stallone is about the same as Kurt in tango and cash around 5'7. With lifts they can both look 5'9-5'10.
Tall Sam said on 31/Jan/18
In his sizable cowboy boots from Tombstone, 5'10.5" is a believable peak claim for Kurt, he looks a bit bigger in that movie than most of his others. I think he lost the heel/lifts arms race with Stallone in Tango & Cash, a film that has not aged well lol.

A favorite actor of mine, often underrated, everything he did with John Carpenter was great (Roddy Piper was great in They Live, but let's face it would've been even better with Russell as originally intended I believe) and movies like Breakdown and Executive Decision are great 90s B-movies. I hope Tarantino continues to cast him because Russell excels at the seedy roles that Quentin writes for him.
James said on 15/Nov/17
Didn't Kurt look the same height as Sam Elliott in "Tombstone"?
Rising - 174 cm said on 17/Sep/17
Kurt and Mel can both look 5'10" at times, but both are fond of cowboy boots. I'd say it's a crapshoot between 5'9" and 5'9.25" for Kurt, both now and current. 5'9.5" would be an absolute max for both, though I think it's too high, especially for Mel, who I think is a flat 5'9", but no more. I'm not sure there are really any co-stars with known heights to compare Mel to in Mad Max, but I thought he gave the impression of a roughly 5'9" man. The 5'9.5" for Kurt is more difficult when you consider he was smaller than Jason Scott Lee in Soldier, who Rob lists at 5'9.5" and some have doubted he's even that tall, though he was listed 5'11" back in the 90s.

Seeing them together in Tequila Sunrise, I would have to guess Kurt is taller than Mel: Click Here Kurt did look to have a footwear advantage over Mel's Reeboks, but I don't think it was more than 1 cm. I suppose that means I should guess Kurt at 5'9.25" peak and say he's maybe lost 1/4" at 66 based purely on probability, but I'm not even sure he's lost anything. Same thing with Gibson at 61, but I think he still pulls off 5'9" enough, which isn't as surprising as between 61-66 would be an age many seem to lose height.
Marquis said on 17/Sep/17
Could he have been 5'10" peak? What about it, Rob?

Also think there should be a peak listing and a present day listing, given that Russell is now 66.
Guest66 said on 16/Sep/17
Got the impression of him being no less than 5'10 watching The Thing. Same impression gave me Mel Gibson in his Mad Max, I guess both of them are (or were) 5'9.5 at least.
James B said on 3/Sep/17
Rob could just 5ft9 be possible?
Editor Rob: maybe today he is just that mark, I still think he had a decent chance of clearing it during his prime.
Rising - 174 cm said on 29/Aug/17
Kurt looks 175-176 range both peak and current, imo. Maybe near 176 peak and 175.3 now or roughly 5'9.25" peak and 5'9" now. Kurt can still pass for 5'10" with cowboy boots.

What's sort of strange is comparing Kurt to other 5-9ish guys. I'm pretty convinced Kurt was taller than Mel Gibson and Andy Garcia, both of whom I peg at 5'9" flat peak, but Kurt really didn't look taller than Stallone and could look as much as 2" shorter when Sly had lifts, yet I think 5'9" flat was the most Sly could have been. Then Kurt was clearly shorter than 5'9.25"-5'9.5" Jason Scott Lee in Soldier. All I could think of is Lee was supposed to be the physically superior soldier so perhaps they made sure to make him bigger and then Sly has magic shape shifting abilities when it comes to height.
blazer said on 26/Aug/17
Even with his age 5'9.25!
Richardspain said on 25/Aug/17
Same height than Stallone in peak (5'10)

So 176 cm/177cm barefoot and 174cm now.
Rising - 174 cm said on 24/Aug/17
Kurt and Andy Garcia looked very close in height throughout The Mean Season, though if I had to guess one taller from the film, I'd have said Kurt edged him. Perhaps Kurt at 5'9.25" and Garcia at 5'9" could be spot on. It's funny because a few years ago, the listings were reversed and back then, I thought those were spot on, but based on the film with all things being equal, taking the quarter inch from Garcia and giving it to Kurt seems more accurate. I believe both men typically claim 5'10", but got some 5'11" listings as well.
Rising - 174 cm said on 4/Aug/17
@Rob: I agree. I'll watch that film soon, but seeing Kurt at events this year, he still looks like a 5'9" guy to me and sometimes even taller. Here's a good full pic of Kurt in cowboy boots looking 1"-1.5" taller than Mario Lopez at the Guardians premiere: Click Here And Kurt looks taller to me in this video from the Golden Globes when Mario isn't closer to the camera: Click Here You can also see Kurt is definitely taller than Goldie, who wore these heels: Click Here And Kurt is definitely taller than Mario in this pic: Click Here

Here's video of his and Goldie's ceremony for their star on the Hollywood walk of fame: Click Here I don't know how tall Goldie is these days, but if she's anywhere near 5'5" still then she'll be at least 5'8" in those heels and Kurt looks at least 1.5"-2" taller as this video also shows: Click Here Actually, Goldie winds up looking similar to Kate Hudson in those heels. Of course, this shows why Tarantino is a bad reference: Click Here Either Kurt has been hanging out with his friends Sly and Mel too often, or Tarantino has a gift for making himself look shorter than he is.

If Kate is 5'9" in heels then Kurt looks at least 5'10" in shoes again at the Snatched premiere: Click Here Click Here

Interestingly, in addition to the posters who reported Kurt claiming 5'10", an old comment on Lee Majors' page said this

DerekHeath said on 27/May/07
Kurt Russell stated on a Merv Griffin interview jut after he did the ELVIS movie he and Presley were EXACTLY the same height.5'11.5 " just shy of 6'.

I checked and Kurt did appear on the Merv Griffin show then, plus I did find something in Google books from 1979 saying Kurt and Elvis were the same height at 5'11" and a fraction I couldn't make out so it's not impossible Kurt was making that claim early on as ridiculous as it'd have been.
Editor Rob said on 4/Aug/17
I don't know if Kurt has really lost anything significant, last thing I watched was that Deepwater Horizon and he seemed at least an inch taller than Wahlberg, I'd have guessed him still a solid 5ft 9 range.
Rising - 174 cm said on 18/Jul/17
He can definitely pass for 5'10" at times, but then wears cowboy boots a lot to this day and wore big heels back in the 80s. Of course, even if I'm right and Mel Gibson was never more than a flat 5'9", Kurt with maybe a fraction more footwear still passed for about 5'10" in Tequila Sunrise: Click Here And if Mel really is 5'9.5" then Kurt would actually look that 5'10.5" figure that was mentioned for him in the 70s.

But while it's one of the rare Kurt movies I don't think I've seen in its entirety, he was barefoot most of Captain Ron with 5'6"-5'6.5" Martin Short: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here

5'9.5" is possible if he hasn't worn lifts except for the occasion like Tombstone, but he doesn't seem anything over 5'9" at other times like with Martin Short, Ving Rhames, Sly Stallone, Oprah and Ray Liotta. Compare how much taller Adam Sandler looked with Ving Rhames than Kurt did for instance. So 5'9.5" is probably pushing. I think somewhere in the 175-176 cm range is most likely.

But this shows why Rob's job can be difficult. For instance, I think Kurt is convincingly taller than Mel Gibson in Tequila Sunrise, but I'm pretty sure both are about 5'9", maybe 5'9.25" fits for Kurt with Mel at 5'9", but then I see Kurt with Sly who I'm pretty sure was 5'8.75"-5'9" until the last few years and I have trouble seeing Kurt any taller than Sly.
Cameron said on 6/Jul/17
Looks a weak 5'10" to me.
RisingForce said on 2/Jul/17
Here's Kurt on Letterman in 1986: Click Here Unfortunately, the greeting doesn't have a great comparison, but Kurt does have larger heels than a typical cowboy boot and it is obvious Letterman was still at least several inches taller. For some reason, I typically don't think of Kurt's footwear the same way I do Stallone or Gibson, but those heels got me thinking and some of Kurt's shoes in past appearances on the Tonight Show, particularly 1997, '98 and to a lesser extent, 2004, at least made me wonder a bit more.

There is a very good greeting for comparison with Leno here in 2005: Click Here Kurt was definitely at his peak height and wasn't wearing cowboy boots that time, though here's a shot of the boots he was wearing: Click Here There's at least an inch difference, but less than 2", imo. So it depends on whether Leno was 5'10.5" or 5'11" at this time and what the footwear difference was. Kurt's boots are pretty thick, but I wouldn't think more than 1.3" or so.
Here's a photo from another appearance with Leno 10 years ago: Click Here Kurt did have these cowboy boots that time: Click Here

There are also a lot of photos of Kurt recently at the Snatched premiere and at the ceremony for Kurt and Goldie's star on the Walk of Fame. He still generally looks around 5'9" to me so the absolute shortest I could see him argued even at 66 years old is 5'8.5".
RisingForce said on 28/Jun/17
5'3", wow, that's even worse than Mel Gibson at 5'4". I can only assume it's hyperbole to get across the point that Kurt appeared short to her. Funny enough in that film, the running joke is people telling Kurt "I thought you'd be taller." You can really argue 5'9.5" for Kurt, though I may be leaning back towards more a flat 5'9" myself after looking at this appearance on Oprah with Stallone where Kurt has a pretty good pair of cowboy boot: Click Here
Editor Rob said on 22/Jun/17
There was an actress who worked on Escape from LA - Ina Romeo - who said once "I was ripped and looked HUGE on screen. I'm not. I'm 5'3. So is Kurt Russell."
RisingForce said on 24/May/17
I haven't seen the film yet, HollywoodFan, but I believe you. "Tall Kurt" has appeared lately with Chris Pratt. The difference doesn't look any bigger than 3 inches in this interview at 2016 Comic Con: Click Here Kurt had cowboy boots. Pratt had these sneakers: Click Here

The difference seems a bit bigger in this full pic from another day: Click Here At least 3.5" there, but 4 inches max.

I have to say, I really can't help but wonder about those cowboy boots. I know they're Corral boots, but he's really looking taller than he should at times. I do think 5'9.5" is possible for Kurt, more likely than it is for Mel Gibson, but it'd likely be more of a peak height since 5'9.5" Walton Goggins was about half an inch taller. But one of the rare Kurt Russell movies I don't think I've seen is Captain Ron. I believe Kurt is barefoot at times with Martin Short, who is about 5'6" so that may be able to tell us whether Kurt was ever taller than 5'9". In the stills I've seen and then a 90s premiere pic, Kurt honestly doesn't look much taller than Martin Short.
RisingForce said on 22/May/17
That's true, Rob, at least their claims add up well then. Funny enough, looking through old newspapers, I found one from 1981 that described Sly as 5'11"! Maybe if I should alert Sly so he can frame the article!
RisingForce said on 21/May/17
Rob, I found a 1972 article describing a 21 year old Kurt during his baseball and Disney career as "Kurt, a second baseman who stands 5-10 1/2 and weighs 170 pounds"

And then a Philadelphia Inquirer article published on Christmas Day 1983 described him as "A minute later, the compact, 5-foot-11 Russell emerged from the trailer for an interview."

Baseball doesn't list half inches, so the 5'10.5" may have been a height Kurt told the interviewer or the height Disney listed him. I'd guess 5'11" came from studio publicity. Considering Kurt told a lady from this site he was 5'10" when he was filming Art of the Steal in 2012 and told Barry Norman he was 5'10" in an old interview, he may be another Matt Damon who has tried 5'10", 5'10.5" and 5'11". Maybe even tried 5'11" and change when he played Elvis so he could say he was Elvis' height. Funny to hear "compact" though. 9 times out of 10, if someone seems "compact", they're not 5'11".
Editor Rob: it's worth mentioning the early 5ft 10.5, as it is probably what Kurt would have claimed back then...funnily, that's the same figure Sly had tried to claim at one point.
HollywoodFan said on 19/May/17
Kurt looked only 2-3 inches shorter than Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2.
RisingForce said on 9/May/17
I agree, Rob, I think there's a good chance both would have measured an even 5'9", though I think there's a better chance of 176 cm for Kurt than Sly. Looking at premieres from 10-15 years ago, Kurt actually usually pulled off more 5'9.5"-5'10" than just 5'9", imo among people like Josh Lucas and Rosario Dawson, though it could just be thicker footwear, advantageous posture, angle etc. Though in Unlawful Entry, Kurt could look no more than 5'9" at times, especially if Liotta was never more than 5'11.5". And I actually see less than an inch in that Ludacris pic from a few years back. Oddly, Kurt seems to look taller at a lot of premieres and events to me than he does in some of his movies.
RisingForce said on 27/Apr/17
He would be doing well, Rob, if he's still peak height or within 1/4" of it and given these photos and he really doesn't look the least bit shorter to me. I'll have to go back and compare him in some films, which isn't a problem as I'm a big fan. I don't know what Sly had in his shoes, but he did look noticeably taller in this interview: Click Here @ 1:29 and then about 10 minutes or so they're standing. That's kind of why I'm sometimes with you on a good 176 for Kurt and other times I don't see above 5'9" because seeing them in various shoes, it's really hard for me to see Kurt taller than Stallone seeing them together. But then we have times where Kurt looks at least as tall as he claims, both recent and back in the 80s looking an inch taller than Mel Gibson! I think Kurt hung out with Gibson and Stallone too much, it makes a person's height enigmatic! There were 2 decent photos of Kurt and Marky Mark. In one, they look about the same, but there's 2 people between them while in another of just the 2 side by side, Kurt looks a good inch taller. Kurt had boots, but not cowboy style.
Editor Rob: barefoot, I feel Sly and Kurt may well be closer than many would believe.
RisingForce said on 26/Apr/17
Is Kurt putting something in those cowboy type boots he's been wearing lately? I hadn't figured him for a lift guy goes from looking just an inch taller than Ludacris, who only claims 5'8" a few years ago: Click Here To looking like this: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Photos aren't perfect, especially the last, which just gives an idea of footwear that night and that Kurt was looking tall in general. How tall is he looking at these events? At least 5'10"? Taller? It really looks like he's taller than Tyrese in that one photo, seems to measure up pretty well to Vin Diesel in his Frankenstein boots and any others I've seen that day. Yet a few years back, he was clearly shorter than 5'9.5" Walton Goggins despite an advantage. I can't figure it out.
Editor Rob: Kurt might not have lost any noticeable height, though a small fraction at his age is a distinct possibility.
RisingForce said on 21/Apr/17
I doubt he's lost much, if anything at all. Certainly, I'd be shocked if he's lost nearly an inch. I think he always was and still is 5'9" on the nose, though it's certainly possible he was 176 and is now 175. I think he looked taller than Borgnine in Escape from NY, though there probably wasn't an ideal comparison. Anyone remember how he looked with Harry Dean Stanton and Lee Van Cleef?
Matt said on 19/Apr/17
I think he's 5'8.5 now and 5'9.25 peak.
RisingForce said on 15/Apr/17
Yeah, he does look pretty much bang on 5'9" with 5'10.5"-5'11" B
Ving Rhames: Click Here He might have a fraction more footwear, but not lifts like some falsely said. I think he did actually wear lifts in Tombstone, but then he wasn't much shorter than 5'11.5" Val Kilmer.
Thomas Veil said on 10/Apr/17
Kurt is a legit 5'9 guy
RisingForce said on 6/Apr/17
Kurt still looks about 5'9" just as he always has. He still has good posture, which may minimize height loss looking at guys like Stallone, Charles Bronson, Mel Gibson and others who looked their peak height until at least their 60s. Still looks able to stand tall at his maximum height: Click Here
RisingForce said on 6/Apr/17
I figured I'd bump these comments so they don't get lost because I think both posters sounded credible, especially the lady though of course others can judge for themselves. I can see Norman stiring up trouble like that as well given his Mel Gibson height story. What are the odds both lied with the same figure 6 years apart? Especially for such an predictable claim. Hopefully someone from IMDB reads this and changes Kurt from 5'11" to 5'10"!

lady who spoke to him said on 28/Jan/12
i am only 5 foot tall and he was a good bit taller than me. that's the best i can give you. nice guy though. did not mind answering my question at all. did not hesitate to think just came right out and said "i'm 5'10"

lady who spoke to him said on 23/Jan/12
don't know about any media stuff or such about him just know that he is filming here in niagara falls (today being monday january 23) and when asked right to him he replied himself that he was 5 10. Just saying right from him himself

Anonymous said on 28/Aug/06
I do remember Barry Norman (when he was working for the BBC) interviewed Russell and asked him about how tall he was! Kurt said 5'10 and Barry Norman said i thought you were 5'8!....and Kurt replied 'no....5'10' with a big smile!
Reuben said on 31/Mar/17
Kurt Russell might have lost some height by now since he's in his mid 60s and may need a peak/current height. Rob, do you think he could have shrunk half an inch by now?
RisingForce said on 29/Mar/17
At first I thought Kurt looked surprisingly tall at some of the events for the Hateful Eight, but that was probably due to camera advantages, boots and especially Tarantino's weird posture. Certainly not above 5'9" here with 5'9.5" Walton Goggins: Click Here
RisingForce said on 26/Mar/17
The 5'11" listings are strange. We've had 2 posters I thought were credible that reported here Kurt only claimed 5'10" himself. Looking at pictures with Goldie Hawn at premieres and assuming her to be 5'5.5" by age 60 and 5'5" currently at 70+ and her heels to be 3", Kurt can actually look a solid 176 cm at a lot of premieres, although more a weaker 5'9" on a couple occasions. I did think he looked kind of short in Breakdown, but I don't think he wears lifts unless it's needed for a movie role, so I'll say more a strong 175 cm range.
RisingForce said on 11/Mar/17
Sly often looked taller in Tango and Cash, including barefoot (assuming that wasn't body doubles) and certainly no shorter in the shower, but I believe they're the same height at about 175 cm or a weak 5'9". Kurt is 66 now though and he can sometimes look a bit shorter than he use to so 5'8.5" wouldn't surprise me. Awesome actor either way. I was raised on Kurt and John Carpenter films so I'm happy he's back.
berta said on 2/Mar/17
i still think stallone was at shortest the same height in the shower scene from tango and cash but could have been littel taller. that makes kurt 175,5 and stallone 176 not the other way.
Mario said on 5/Feb/17
He is getting old, it's time we need to estimate his peak height versus current height.

I would say peak 5'9 1/2" (176.6 cm) and current 5'8 3/4" (174.7 cm).
James said on 29/Jan/17
Kurt Russell always wore lifts. He is 5'9" maximum.
anonnnn said on 11/Jan/17
Rob I think you have this guy pinned down a bit low. His baseball stat shows 5'11". In BEST OF TIMES he was 3 inches taller than robin williams. He was a bit shorter than 5'11" val kilmer in TOMBSTONE. Not much shorter than john carpenter. Taller than 5'9" mel gibson in TEQUILA SUNRISE. He just has slump shoulders, small body but a long neck. I'd guess him at 5'10"
6'1 cowboy said on 10/Jan/17
He has a large head for his proportions which makes him look shorter than what he is. Kind of like a Matt Damon effect, everyone's going to guess he's shorter.
kurts height said on 11/Dec/16
Kurt is very short. Met him many times when I was a kid, his son used to play hockey in Richmond BC. He is about 5'6.
show said on 26/Nov/16
kurt and ludacris Click Here
Leo said on 11/Oct/16
I just saw the movie "Deep-sea Horizon", his ID has his actual birth date of St Patrick's Day (17/3/51), his weight at 190 and his height as 5ft 10.
berta said on 10/Oct/16
is it just me ore does his hoes look like elevator shoes in the photo?
Blanche Fromage said on 6/Oct/16
I saw him and Goldie Hawn at the Trancas Market in Malibu some years ago - if Kurt Russell is over 5'7", I'd be shocked. I'm about 5'10", and he was WAY shorter than me - I passed right next to him in one of the aisles.

Another way you can tell he's short is by how large his head is in proportion to the rest of his body. In the picture above on the red carpet, with Goldie Hawn in the gold dress, you can clearly see that Kurt Russell's head is about 1/7th of his entire body length (including his head); someone genuinely tall like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, his head is slightly less than 1/7th of his entire body length. Same with Armie Hammer, who's 6'5". Since heads tend to be a pretty standard size (not that much variation), the height comes from the length of the body. No one who's genuinely tall has a head that looks as proportionately large as Kurt Russell's.
Blanche Fromage said on 6/Oct/16
I saw him and Goldie Hawn at the Trancas Market in Malibu some years ago - if Kurt Russell is over 5'7", I'd be shocked. I'm about 5'10", and he was WAY shorter than me - I passed right next to him in one of the aisles.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Aug/16
Rob, how tall do you think the guy on the right-hand side of Kurt Russell is?


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Editor Rob: can look over six foot in that photo.
mark said on 19/Oct/15
I met him in Reno -Nevada .I'm 5.8 , I was surprised he was shorter than me -I would say 1/2 inch -to 1 inch shorter.
Chase Witherspoon said on 9/Oct/15
Kurt is an enigma to me; in Deadly Tower I thought he looked just 5'8", then in The Thing and BTILChina he seemed more 5'10" I reckon he can appear 174-177 region, but perhaps 175 seems more realistic given the footwear..
smoosh said on 7/Oct/15
In tango and cash stallone is an inch taller, and theyre both completely barefoot, and stallone is listed at 5'8.5
lee redmond said on 18/Sep/15
met kurt russell and tom cruise. both with bare feet. im 5ft.8 kurt was no taller cruise about 5ft.6
Alex P said on 10/Sep/15
I spent three months working with Kurt Russell. I can tell you right now his is in the 5'8 range (possibly shorter). He had to use a quarter-crate to stand on for a kissing scene, just to make him appear taller. He is short. Trust me.
Sam said on 29/Aug/15
This recounting of 60s youth magazine does claim Russell at 5'11"!
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Aug/15
I bet he claims 5ft11
Sam said on 29/Jun/15
Russell seems pretty down to earth for a guy whose been acting since childhood about 50 years ago.
tunnels diver said on 25/Jun/15
Met him filming Soldier in Kauai
He is 5'9" on a good day...treated me with utmost respect
I was diving that day. He was on the beach when I beached..
tunnels diver said on 25/Jun/15
Met him filming Soldier in Kauai
He is 5'9" on a good day...treated me with utmost respect
Ed said on 19/Jun/15
I definitely see 174cm in this pic. If Vin Diesel is 5'11.5" or 5'11.75"ish

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Ed said on 19/Jun/15
Looks a weak 5'9" here with vin diesel. 5'8.5" - 5'8.75" for Kurt wouldn't surprise me at all.
Sam said on 17/Jun/15
I understand that Russell has the lead role in the ensemble for Tarantino's next film The Hateful Eight, good for him!
Ace said on 28/Apr/15
looked at least a solid 5'9 next to Vin Diesel who's 5'11-6' range.
Sam said on 13/Apr/15
Interesting, did you have a speaking part in it, Mr. R?

Rob, could you add Silkwood, Tequila Sunrise, Backdraft, Death Proof and Miracle to his credits, Rob?
Mr. R said on 12/Apr/15
Sam says on 14/Apr/14
I love Kurt's movies but the listing is legit IMO. In Dark Blue, you can see he's wearing almost lifted boots. I can't find the full shot online, but next to 5'11" Ving Rhames they look the same height but you can see Kurt's quite generous heel.


Sam I was IN Dark Blue and my scene is with Kurt. I spent a lot of time talking with him between takes. He is not quite 5-9.
Nev said on 10/Apr/15
In the movie Swing Shift, Kurt appears to be 2 inches taller than Goldie Hawn (5'6") so 5'8" seems to about right for him.
184.3cm said on 26/Mar/15
if he was 5'11 peak then so was Stallone. Its a good listing.
The Horse of FUNK said on 25/Mar/15
Truth is, if he were a legit 5'11", you'd hear people mistake him for 6'0" on occasion because people tend to struggle to tell an inch difference. I'm 5'11.5" and I get 6'1" a lot. Yet, I've never, EVER heard anyone guess Kurt at 6'0". 5'9.25", maybe 5'9.5" in the past on a good day.

Nothing against the man, loves his movies, but 5'11" is total bunk and bull.
Julian said on 19/Mar/15
I think 5'9.25 is accurate. He just looks that tall. Slightly more than 5'9. But in much of his movies he wears boots, like in Escape from New York, Tombstone, Soldier. And let's not forget the long hair in the 80's that makes him look taller.
The Horse of FUNK said on 16/Mar/15
Where did this 5'11" nonsense come from for Kurt Russell? The guy has ALWAYS given me the impression of barely scraping 5'10". He just doesn't have the mensuration of someone 5'11" and he never looks it next to genuine 6-footers in movies. I've always believed he was closer to 5'9" than to 5'11". Maybe 5'9.25" is a little harsh, but something like 5'9.5" - 5'9.75" would be better.
ami said on 16/Mar/15
He is short next to Goldie Hawn And has a big head because he is so skinny in "Escape from New York"
Josh said on 4/Mar/15
5'9 and a quarter? Rob, kurt is taller than that by far.I think he almost looks like he could be 5'11 personaly
the shredder said on 26/Feb/15
Rob , this guy was clearly bigger than Mel Gibson but around an inch , something is off
CDS said on 24/Feb/15
FTR, I believe the historic records had the real Wyatt Earp at 6'2", so it would've made sense for Russell to somehow boost himself up a little. My own estimate for him is somewhere between 5'9" and 5'10" barefoot, so between 5'10" and 5'11" in shoes- hence the 5'11" claim. And Wolfman's comment about him being 5'5" and he told him he stands on boxes in the movies- LMMFAO!!! -thanks for the laugh!!
Ian C said on 15/Feb/15
Russell was too short to play Wyatt Earp because, regardless of how tall the real Earp was, the fictional Earp must always be tall. So in Tombstone Russell always wears a ridiculous long coat that is supposed to make him appear longer than he really is. Also, he looked as if he had been on a severe slimming diet, probably with the goal of making him seem taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Feb/15
Rob, you should add Breakdown to that list. Excellent movie.
[Editor Rob: yes it is a good thriller that one.]
annon said on 27/Jan/15
I give kurt russell a legit 5'10. His baseball stats shows him at 5'11. I dont think there would be a 2 inch imflation
annon said on 27/Jan/15
He was barely shorter than val kilmer in tombstone
annon said on 27/Jan/15
I think kurt russell needs an upgrade rob. He didnt look that much shorter than ray liottq in unlawful entry. Anr there are pictures on getty images that show him taller than mel gibson and in the film they made together. In BEST OF TIMES he was over 3 inches robin williams. Watch the movie
184.3cm said on 23/Dec/14
5'9 seems right, wasnt really anything in it with Stallone in Tango and Cash. Nowadays though Sly would own him by a couple inches maybe more, well BIG SLY would.
BgbJoe said on 22/Dec/14
about 5-11 or 5-12
WolfMan said on 12/Nov/14
met him when his son played hockey in Richmond, BC The guy is about 5'5-5'7. He told me stood on boxes in most of his movies and Stallone does the same. Don't trust his height in movies.
Sam said on 29/Sep/14
At times in Tango & Cash, Stallone can seem like he edges out Russell but at other times and in photos, they look quite similar, at least within half an inch of one another.
Mr. Smooth said on 14/Jul/14
In May of 1989, my sister were on a tour of Warner Brothers Studios and Mr. Russell and Mr. Stallone were making Tango and Cash. Mr. Russell walked out of a door of a building where he had just finished filming a scene and he stood right next to my sister for a moment. She was 5'9 3/4" back then and she was wearing sneakers and he was wearing sneakers. He was nearly the same height as her if not just slightly taller. He was probably 5'10". He wasn't short. I stand 6'5". Being very skinny myself at that time, I was struck by how slender he was because after seeing him in Escape from New York a couple of years before, I was expecting that in person he would have a large physique with a large bone structure. He appeared very large and muscular in Escape from New York compared to his appearances in the Disney films of his youth. Instead he had a medium to small-boned frame but he had a very well-chiseled athletic physique. It is very interesting how cameras angles can change the way people appear on film compared to they way are in person. We did not see Stallone on that studio tour.
Sam said on 14/Apr/14
I love Kurt's movies but the listing is legit IMO. In Dark Blue, you can see he's wearing almost lifted boots. I can't find the full shot online, but next to 5'11" Ving Rhames they look the same height but you can see Kurt's quite generous heel.
maximus said on 13/Apr/14
He was probably very close or right at 5'10" in his prime....that's why he didn't come across as being short.....he was 5'11" to 6' with shoes on...so not exactly short on screen.....short would be Tom Cruise, Pacino, Hoffman etc...obviously short even in their prime.
RisingForce said on 11/Apr/14
Yeah, that's why I'd have thought he'd claim 5'10" since he's never struck me as a guy who was bothered by his height, and always comes across as one of the least vain and most down to earth actors. Maybe that 5'11"+ is in the heels he wore in costume to play Elvis!
[Editor Rob: yeah it could be a reference to height in boots which would be more believable.]
Todd said on 13/Mar/14
I met him in Vegas when he was shooting 10,000 Miles to Graceland. I'm 5'10" and I could see over his head.
greg said on 10/Jan/14
I have discovered most actors lie about height by several inches,which is funny but I guess they are trying to market themselves for movies.Hollywood must make a mint on platform shoes ha ha.
jonny s said on 21/Nov/13
Tim,

tim says on 21/Jan/12
all of you are wrong,i seen him in a movie where there is a sign that states caution height clearance is 5"10 and he was at least 5" shorter then that sign

The height warning allows a little extra for dummies who cant be sure how big their vehicle is or if if laoeded/empty, full presure tyres/soft. Its not EXACTLY 5' 10" :o))))))) 555555
Sam said on 1/Nov/13
To me, at times he looks John Wayne big in Big Trouble in Little China, obviously due to his co-stars' lack of height rather being tall himself.
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Gabriel said on 14/Sep/13
"Mr. R says on 2/Jul/13
I worked with Kurt on the movie Dark Blue. We were in the same scenes together and we talked for awhile. He is a weak 5-9. "

yeah, sure you did. And I'm Santa Klaus.
JB said on 4/Sep/13
Looks 5'8" in Big Trouble in Little China
Arch Stanton said on 27/Aug/13
Yeah, nearer 5'9" than 5'10" although he can look 5'10 at times. He has about 3 inches on 5'6" Goldie Hawn in Overboard.
FM said on 8/Aug/13
Rob, is 5'9.25 his height now, or his peak height through the years?
[Editor Rob: don't think he's lost much height]
Ali said on 1/Aug/13
In Tango and cash slyvester stallone is clearly taller than him while standing naked with bare feet with whole of their bodies in one shot from foot to head. Stallone is clearly an about .75 inche taller than him. So if he is 5 9.25 then stallone is 5 10.
Rey said on 21/Jul/13
He was eating at a restaurant In Houston called Le Peep right on Westheimer Rd. I was standing behind him and he was barely 5'8" if that...This was about 2002...nice man. And yes, I would consider him taller than Stallone.
Knowitall said on 9/Jul/13
Kilmer is not six feet tall. More like five eleven max.
wiltonstilts said on 6/Jul/13
Looked 5 10 to me..
Mr. R said on 2/Jul/13
I worked with Kurt on the movie Dark Blue. We were in the same scenes together and we talked for awhile. He is a weak 5-9.
5'7" said on 27/Jun/13
Mike H in Tombstone Russell wore boots with a huge heel, you can see in a few scenes when he's sitting down. And whatever scenes you're talking about, I'm sure Russell was closer to the camera. With the right camera perspective you could even make ME look 5'11"
Mike H said on 12/May/13
If Kurt is 5'9 why does he look taller than Val Kilmer in Tombestone? Kilmer is 6'0 solid
Knowitall said on 10/Mar/13
We never see the two men in full shots standing together except in the shower and then only their backs. In that shot they're the same height. So I believe body doubles were used. Perhaps Russell refused to be photographed nude. Lots of celebs use body doubles.

Stallone is definitely shorter than Russell.
Knowitall said on 7/Mar/13
We only see the two men next to each other naked in a full shot from behind. Only when we see faces does the camera get in tight on them. Who knows what trickery they used.
Knowitall said on 24/Feb/13
I saw him a couple of times in person. He's five feet ten. No taller or shorter.
Simba said on 24/Feb/13
A common height for internal door frames on real domestic buildings is 78 x 30 inch, next to a standard door frame/lining Stallone often appears to be approx 5'10 in heels and in some shots he looks circa 5'7 with 11inch head clearance????
Kind of short said on 20/Feb/13
In this article, he's next to a vehicle, looking somewhat short to me. Next to Goldie as well, close to the same height.
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5'11 barefoot said on 7/Jan/13
kurt is an average size man...with lifts he can look taller...but in barefeet he's about 5'9 right on ROb good call...
TWINGO said on 1/Dec/12
Hello, I have just watched a 1969 movie on cable tv, movie named Computador de tenis in portuguese, my language, I am in Brazil. Kurt is just a teen boy in this movie and looked an average height, being taller than many others actors. I agree with the stimated. Thanks.
heyrubes said on 21/Nov/12
Just watched him in Used Cars, he's shockingly small, the men towered over him and his female co-star was taller. I'd put him about 5' 6".
Mike said on 12/Oct/12
He was very close to in height with 6'0" Val Kilmer in "Tombstone" as mentioned in another thread. I've always suspected Russel to be at least 5'10"
RisingForce said on 23/Aug/12
Rob, just out of curiosity, what made you give him the slight upgrade? Not that I necessarily disagree, just wondering if it was a particular movie or set of premiere pictures you were looking at.
[Editor Rob: I think 176 is just a better fit...over the years he looks a solid 5ft 9]
Shorter than me said on 2/Aug/12
I've met Kurt Russell and spoke with him for a couple of minutes before people started recognizing him and he moved on. He was wearing jeans and cowboy boots. I'm 5'10 in the morning, standing as straight as I can, and he was several inches shorter than me. He's a very good actor and a nice guy, but I'd say he's 5'6 at tops.
Ed said on 29/Jul/12
But anyways, rob, You don't think he can look in the 5'8.5" - 5'8.75" range? It just seems to me that he appears that height sometimes. I might be wrong, but that's just how I see it.
Ed said on 29/Jul/12
Rob, do you think 5'8.5" is possible for Kurt's height? (Peak Height)
[Editor Rob: I still think he looks 5ft 9 range today]
bodwaya said on 14/Jun/12
he was more then 4 inches shorter then 6 foot 1 costner. On some site hes listed from 5 foot 9 to 5 foot 11. After seeing 3000 miles to graceland all of those are way off. My guess is 5 foot 8
the shredder said on 10/Feb/12
Mel has got to be 5'9 ... He admits he does not have big footwear and takes them off ... He looks 5'10 in Lethal in boots so barefoot around 175
tellem said on 9/Feb/12
kurt had footwear advantage over mel i believe. i put both men at 5'9" by the way.
RisingForce said on 8/Feb/12
I do believe that he claimed 5'10", I remember another poster mentioning he's claimed that before as well. There use to be a comment on this page where a poster claimed he saw Russell claim 5'10" in an interview with Barry Norman after Norman asked him if he was 5'8".

He's probably around 5'9", though it was strange that Russell was taller than Mel Gibson in Tequila Sunrise.
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m- 1.84 m said on 7/Feb/12
5ft9.25 (1.76 m) peak height. 5ft10 or close to it in the morning.
lady who spoke to him said on 28/Jan/12
i am only 5 foot tall and he was a good bit taller than me. that's the best i can give you. nice guy though. did not mind answering my question at all. did not hesitate to think just came right out and said "i'm 5'10"
lady who spoke to him said on 23/Jan/12
don't know about any media stuff or such about him just know that he is filming here in niagara falls (today being monday january 23) and when asked right to him he replied himself that he was 5 10. Just saying right from him himself
[Editor Rob: can you remember if he looked that tall in person?]
avi said on 22/Jan/12
yes can't be more he didn't look 5'9 in Breakdown...looked strong 5'8
tim said on 21/Jan/12
all of you are wrong,i seen him in a movie where there is a sign that states caution height clearance is 5"10 and he was at least 5" shorter then that sign
HannibalKing said on 25/Dec/11
Hopefully "I thought you'd be taller" in regard to Russell is the only thing that mirrors Escape From LA in real life.
Balthier said on 16/Dec/11
Nooooo! I thought he was taller than that!
D said on 23/Nov/11
Tango and cash barefoot and butt naked Kurt Russell and Sly are the same heigth give or take 0.5cm's IMO. 5'9" flat.
Les said on 17/Nov/11
Soviet_Rebel says on 22/Sep/11
"Ving Rhames, who is MAX 5'11 (180cm), has at least 3 inches on Kurt with BIG suspicious shoes.
I'd say that kurt is just like stallone: 5'7 NOTHING more"

Terrible, cop hats have space between where the top of your head is and the top of the hat. If you look at there eyes, its about a 1.5-2 inch difference. BOTH footwear look questionable, but if Vin Rhames is 5'11" then Kurt Russell looks 5'9" in the picture you provided.
Chiselhead said on 12/Nov/11
He walked barefoot past our table in a Greek beach taverna and said hi to my wife, which shows he has excellent taste. I'm 5'7 and a half and I judged him to be my height though my wife judged him as 'slightly taller'.
Soviet_Rebel said on 22/Sep/11
LOOK Click Here

Ving Rhames, who is MAX 5'11 (180cm), has at least 3 inches on Kurt with BIG suspicious shoes.

I'd say that kurt is just like stallone: 5'7 NOTHING more
Pete said on 13/Sep/11
5'7.5 the same as Stallone. There is that shot where they walked naked. They are are the same height. Stallone is 5'9 in his shoes.
Bon_ said on 25/Aug/11
Rob, how do you get 5'9 ife he is officialy listed at 5'11?
ROB COEN said on 20/Aug/11
I HAVE BEEN TOLD I LOOK ALLOT LIKE HIM EXCEPT I'M 6'4" TALL BUT WOMEN DON'T SEEM TO MIND TO MUCH ESPECIALLY GIRL I'M WITH SHE LOOKS ALLOT LIKE HIS WIFE GOLDIE WHO I THINK IS HEELA HOTT... WE'VE ACTUALLY BEEN MISTAKEN FOR THEM YE HA... SHE GREAT IN THE SACK AS WELL I'M SURE GOLDIE IS TO AND I THERE ARE GREAT PEOPLE UNLIKE ALLOT OF THE CELEBRITIES OUT THERE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK KURT AND I'LL TRY TO DO THE SAME BROTHER.
Max said on 14/Aug/11
5'8" Tops. I meet him at a resort we were staying at. My sister is 5'9" and had a good in on him. We were all barefoot by the pool.
Good actor, I was just surprised how short he really was.
Bon_ said on 12/Aug/11
Solid 5'9 at peak.
jake said on 20/Jul/11
5ft9 for sure at peak.
RoyalInbox said on 22/Jun/11
5'9" my ass! He's more like 5'7.5".
Badknees said on 21/Jun/11
You've got to know that Hollywood can do anything and make anyone look taller than they are.
I was surprised at how short Patrick Swazee was when I got a chance to meet him after the musical "Chicago" at the Pantages in Hollywood. But so what! I really enjoyed his acting.
Recall Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump. NO legs!
tell-em said on 8/Jun/11
weak 5'9". looked it next to 5'11.5-6'0" ray liotta in that one cop film.
DJ said on 8/Jun/11
Rob do you think it's possible 5'8" (173 cm) could be Kurt Russell's height even at his peak?

[Editor Rob: I can't believe just 5ft 8 for Kurt]
Eddie said on 6/Jun/11
5'8.5" tops. There's no way this guy is a solid 5'9".
Legend said on 4/Jun/11
5'8.75
DMan said on 8/Apr/11
Weak 5'9 next to William Baldwin in Bakcdraft. Maybe 5'8.5
TruebloodFan said on 6/Apr/11
@Kate says on 29/Mar/11
I met Kurt many years ago while he was filming "Backdraft" on our block. I have a photo of the two of us - I'm 5'10 and he was at least four-to-five inches shorter than me. I was shocked in that I towered over him at the age of fifteen and he was this "huge" film star. Very nice guy, but he really is shorter than you would expect.

do you even have an idea what 'at least' 4 to 5 inches means? post your photo. let's see your '5ft10'. you are claiming Russell to be @5ft5, aren't you? it is pure fantasy made by your mind. 'at least' that, if not even worse, Kate.
Kate said on 29/Mar/11
I met Kurt many years ago while he was filming "Backdraft" on our block. I have a photo of the two of us - I'm 5'10 and he was at least four-to-five inches shorter than me. I was shocked in that I towered over him at the age of fifteen and he was this "huge" film star. Very nice guy, but he really is shorter than you would expect.
jay said on 22/Mar/11
He helped me with my luggage in Peru about 10 years ago. He was with Goldie and their daughter - she was much younger then. I am 5'8" and he seemed to be my height, maybe an inch taller.
thebad7 said on 8/Mar/11
Always liked Kurt--one of the few successful transitions from child to adult actor. I always thought his best work was 1981's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and 2003's DARK BLUE.

5'9" sounds right for KR. As previous posters mentioned: wearing thick-soled military boots in ESNY gave him at least 1"--he looks to be 5'10" tall in boots next to legit 6'2" Lee Van Cleef--with LVC wearing similar boots. I give Kurt all the credit in the world: he held his own next to one of the most underrated actors, in Van Cleef, in the history of film.

tb7
Jack said on 5/Mar/11
I don't know. Kurt totally looks 5'8" in tango and cash. Kurt wears boots in most of his movies, that's why he appears taller than he really is. I'd put him at 5'8". 5'8.5" at the max.
Rox said on 26/Feb/11
I don't agree with this one; I've met Kurt Russell a couple of times and I'd say he's more like 5'7'', 5'8'' when he's wearing one of his golf hats. I'm 5'3'' and he wasn't much taller than I am. He's very attractive in person but on the shorter side, a nice guy. Most of them are alot shorter than you would think.
Pit said on 17/Feb/11
Here Rob, your Listing seems right. Click Here
1.75m for Russel are fair, maybe he is a little bit under that, cause he looks 1.75m, 1.76m in Shoes (cowboy/boots?).
TruebloodFan said on 11/Feb/11
@Legend says on 5/Jan/11

'Stallone was never 5'9 in his life.'

You say that like it isn't even a possibility. IMO Russell could have been 5ft9.5 at his peak. Just watch 'Escape from New York'.
Legend said on 5/Jan/11
Anonymous says on 23/Dec/10
same height as stallone in tango and cash, so 5,9.
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Stallone was never 5'9 in his life.
Anonymous said on 23/Dec/10
same height as stallone in tango and cash, so 5,9.
Frank2 said on 5/Jul/09
Russell is 5'9". I've seen him several times in person. Always a couple of inches shorter than me.
Leung said on 5/Jul/09
BREAKDOWN is the only Kurt Russell movie I can recall thinking
RisingForce said on 3/Jul/09
At most Kurt had a 1 inch advantage over the other actors in Tombstone in long shots because they all were already wearing cowboy boots and I didn't see a platform on Kurt's boots.
James said on 1/Jul/09
How big where his lifts in Tombstone?
Corsair said on 19/Jun/09
When Russell was making the John Carpenter TV Elvis movie and I talked to him when he drove into my college's parking lot (used by the production company during the summer). He was an inch or two short of my 6', and wearing hiking boots. So 5'10 at the very best, and I doubt shorter than 5'9".
RisingForce said on 9/Jun/09
Well atleast there was a Ratt reference in that post Brad, even if it was directed negatively at me, a good 80's metal reference is always welcome.
Brad said on 9/Jun/09
Go back to '08 posts by Frank2 with the usual suspects about Sly on this Russell page. Ratt: "Round and round....". At least we know Kurt is 5' 9".
Mr T-Cakes said on 8/Jun/09
Rising Force: I think it's the first scene with Kim Cattrell in it apart from the first airport encounter. It takes place in the restaurant of the uncle of the character Wang: Russell is on the phone and wearing a dressing gown, trying to get his truck back. Been a while since I saw this film, so don't hold me to that!LoL
Frank2 said on 6/Jun/09
Russell is no more than 5'9".
slapmouth said on 4/Jun/09
when i was 9 and 5'3 i was the same height as kurt, he ain't 5'9
RisingForce said on 2/Jun/09
I don't remember Kurt being barefoot in that movie. I remember him wearing boots.
Mr T-Cakes said on 1/Jun/09
If I remember rightly, there is a scene in Big Trouble in Little China where Russell is barefoot, next to Kim Cattrell. Now I don't recall the shot clearly, but I think he was about nearly 2-inches taller than her, and she was in shoes.
GUK said on 1/Jun/09
Looked to be an inch taller than Graham Norton when on his show last week
RisingForce said on 1/Jun/09
He only 3 inches max shorter than 6'2" Lee Van Cleef in Escape From New York and in some scenes he looked atleast an inch taller than 5'9" Ernest Borgnine(though in others I didn't get the impression that Kurt would be taller).

Maybe Russell wears lifts in films because 5'9" seems more accurate than 5'10" for some reason.
Doug said on 30/May/09
Russel didn't look dwarfed next to Steven Seagal in Executive Decision. Seagal looked 6'5" in that film but Russell looked like a 5'10 or 5'11" guy certainly not short. Looked only about 6 inches shorter than Seagal.
Mr T-Cakes said on 29/May/09
In The Best of Times he looked a couple of inches taller than Robin Williams.Williams is down as 5ft6-7 on here,and considering Rising Force and Tellem's estimates for Jack Warden it may be fair to say Russell's height is 5ft9: two-inches taller than Williams at his 5ft7 peak, and an inch shorter than Warden.
RisingForce said on 28/May/09
So that puts him back at 5'9" for now. I've heard/read as low as 5'8" and as high as 5'11" for Kurt. 5'9" seems like the most likely height, maybe he wears slight lifts to help him pass for his 5'10" claim in some films. I'm pretty sure he was shorter than 5'9.5" listed Jason Scott Lee in Soldier though.
TELLEM said on 24/May/09
he was shorter than jack warden in that film. i own that film. he looked an inch shorter than him.
RisingForce said on 24/May/09
i've never seen that movie. jack warden was as tall or a hair taller than 5-9.5, 5-10 paul newman in the verdict. so minimum 5-10 for warden.
Mr T-Cakes said on 23/May/09
in Used Cars he was about the same height as Jack Warden, wasn't he?
ChucktheSchmuck said on 13/May/09
I'll give him 5'9.5"
Mr T-Cakes said on 12/May/09
Looking at Kurt in Tequila Sunrise he appears significantly taller than Mel Gibson, who is meant to be 5ft 9-ish. Funny enough there is a photo on the web with Sly Stallone standing next to Gibson, who both look the same height, which is strange as Sly and Kurt appeared the same height in Tango and Cash! Confusing stuff, but who's got the lifts?
RisingForce said on 7/Apr/09
I saw Stallone atleast an inch taller when they were walking barefoot, especially considering Kurt's big hair. But in some scenes when they had shoes he looked atleast 2 inches taller. I'm not sure if he ever had 3 inches on him though.
Doug said on 5/Apr/09
Actually Sam I did notice that after they came out of the shower Stallone was looking way taller!! I did smile at that one.
Sam said on 29/Mar/09
in tango and cash; he and sly are exactly the same height in the shower scene; and during the rest of the movie sly is like 3 inches taller. haha
glenn said on 29/Mar/09
interesting find.though i think i read something similar.or maybe him commenting on his height once.im not too sure he is 5-8.he looks 5-9 to 5-10.and i think he stated 5-10.
TELLEM said on 29/Mar/09
5'8? that is interesting.
RisingForce said on 28/Mar/09
Here's an interesting quote from an article.

To Russell's credit, he also takes a few shots at himself, most thoroughly with a running joke about Snake's lack of height.

"You don't know how many times I've heard that," says the 5-foot-8 actor. "Right in front of you, people say, `Gawd, he's not that big.' And I say, `Well the screen is a lot bigger than what you're looking at.' "

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RisingForce said on 17/Mar/09
Brad, do you mean Kurt wears big boots/lifts or do you mean Sly wears big boots/lifts? Because we all know Sly wears lifts.
Brad said on 17/Mar/09
I like reading Frank2's posts below. Yes Rising, he wears lifts or gigantic boots. The ones on Arsenio with Sly were massive.
Anonymous said on 15/Mar/09
If Kurt was listed at 5'10, when he played baseball, then we all know heights in sport are nearly always inflated, by usually 2 inches. he was most likely was 5'8 maybe 5'8.5 then he would then be listed at 5'10.
RisingForce said on 5/Mar/09
Yeah Kurt can look 5'10". Apparently next to 5'8" minimum Mel Gibson, surely next to Val Kilmer in Tombstone, easily 5'10" next to Rosario Dawson(in heels) and next to his nephew who his a baseball player. That's if his nephews 6-1 listing is correct. He also looked 5'10" next to Billy Baldwin in Backdraft.

With that being said he can look closer to 5'9" and maybe he wears lifts. Regardless if Kurt is 5'10" then that surely means 5'10.75" for Stallone.
glenn said on 5/Mar/09
some say kurt is 5-10.he sure can look it.
RisingForce said on 4/Mar/09
And that was with Kurt's big hair. Kurt is a solid 5'9".
glenn said on 4/Mar/09
yeah,i never understood how people saw the reverse in that shower scene.its obvious stallone looked 5-10.could you post that on the stallone page mcfan? if not,no worries.thanks.
mcfan said on 2/Mar/09
Sly Stallone was an inch taller than him in Tango & Cash. They were both barefoot in one scene and this was very evident.
RisingForce said on 27/Feb/09
He looks 5'9.5" if Quincy Jones is 5'6.5".
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TELLEM said on 9/Feb/09
looks a min. 3 inches shorter here:Click Here
RisingForce said on 9/Feb/09
No way does he look 3 inches shorter than Steve Martin. 2 inches MAX.
mcfan said on 7/Feb/09
I see the comments from RisingForce that Kurt doesn't look that much shorter than Steve Martin in a photo below...try about 3 inches shorter in that photo. Maybe he is only 5'8.5 now.
Clay said on 5/Feb/09
This is rare where I have actually seen a big name celebrity in the flesh. I have seen Kurt Russel at hockey games, he's 5'9 to 5'9.5 with a WIDE build.
RisingForce said on 23/Jan/09
5'6" for Kurt Russell. That's funny. He's atleast 5'9", Jason is correct.
Jason W. said on 23/Jan/09
no way! i met Kurt and Goldie about a week prior to last xmas, and he is most def in the 5'9-5'10 range, and Goldie did seem around 5'5 to 5'6 to me.
hamletmiss said on 19/Jan/09
This is funny. Twelve years ago, a coworker had the privilege to go to the Waldorf for an event honoring Goldie Hawn. She did get to meet Kurt Russell as well, and I know this is going to be hard to believe. Forget the pics of Goldie and Kurt. According to my coworker, Kurt was very little, and get this, stood no more than 5'6." Goldie, hard to believe this, was no taller than him in her heels, and with Kurt being 5'6," you would think that Goldie would topple over him in heels. Both are smaller than anyone would ever imagine.
Let's face it. I'm 5'6," and my husband is also 5'6." If Goldie was really 5'6," as all sources claim her to be, then she and Kurt could be like me and my husband.
Mister Lennon said on 16/Jan/09
I would say more an strong 5'9 for Kurt at peak, now a little shorter.
Anonymous said on 15/Jan/09
I can agree with 5'8.5 peak, now 5'8
RisingForce said on 15/Jan/09
I can agree with 5'9" for now but I'd say he's more likely 5'10" than 5'8".
TELLEM said on 14/Jan/09
5'9 seems about right for him...mr. r saw him between 5'8 and 5'9...i wouldn't rule 5'8ish either, but i'll just say 5'9
RisingForce said on 11/Jan/09
Ridiculous sighting from the Los Angeles times.

"Did I tell you about the time I met Kurt Russell? I walked right by him, he's only 5-3 you know"

That's about as bad as the 5-4, 5-5, 5-6 sightings for Arnold.
RisingForce said on 29/Dec/08
But wasn't he taller than Ernest Borgnine in that movie? Then again he had boots and he didn't really tower over Donald Pleasance who was 5-6 max and likely shorter by the time of that movie.
Lenad said on 18/Dec/08
He looked 5'9 tops in escape from New York
RisingForce said on 2/Dec/08
Not the best pictures but Kurt sure does seem to have 4" on 5'6" Goldie Hawn and they're both in sandals or flip flops.
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Goldie is closer to the camera in every picture but in all of the pictures except the last Kurt has better posture.

He could be 5'9" or 5'10" but more points to 5'10".
RisingForce said on 26/Nov/08
Time for an upgrade, he almost always looks 5'10"

He looks taller than Mel Gibson(listed 5'9.5" here)
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He doesn't look much shorter than Steve Martin(listed 5'11.5" here)
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Jason W. said on 19/Nov/08
I was actually fortunate to meet Mr.Russell in Huntsville, Ala last week. He is most def about 5'9, maybe only a smidge taller. Very nice man aswell. I Love this site btw.
RisingForce said on 17/Nov/08
Rob, what makes you think Kurt is 5'9" and not 5'10"? He looks 5'10" in about every picture I've seen him in.

Kurt looks less than 2" shorter than Ving Rhames(listed 5'11.5" here)
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Kurt looks less than 2" shorter than Steve Martin(listed 5'11.5" here)
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Kurt looks only 2" shorter than 6-1 listed baseball player Matt Franco
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Kurt described as 5'11"
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RisingForce said on 12/Nov/08
I agree but more likely closer to 5'10". He usually looks 5'10" and I've seen almost no signs of him wearing lifts or elevator shoes.
anonymous said on 11/Nov/08
He's five foot 9-10.
RisingForce said on 15/Oct/08
Maybe more like 3" or 3.5" taller than Dawson but that's still surprising.
RisingForce said on 14/Oct/08
More pictures that suggest he could be 5'10"

Kurt shockingly looks 4" taller than 5'7" Rosario Dawson
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Here you can see their shoes
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Kurt has some suspicious shoes but Dawson is in heels. So at the very least Kurt is giving the illusion of being 5'11" there.

Kurt and Dawson from another night
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Dawson looks about 2" shorter atleast and Kurt is in dress shoes while Dawson is in heels. 5'10" is possible for Kurt, 5'9" minimum. I'd guess 5'9.5".
RisingForce said on 10/Oct/08
Those are regular sneakers, I had a pair just like them. They add about 1.25" to your barefoot height.
TELLEM said on 9/Oct/08
Kurt doesn't look that much shorter than Ving Rhames(maybe 1.5" or 2" max shorter and Ving is listed here at 5'11.5")
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look at kurt's footwear compare with rhames footware...kurt looks like a weak 5'9
RisingForce said on 9/Oct/08
Kurt looks taller than Mel Gibson(listed 5'9.5" here)
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Kurt doesn't look that much shorter than Ving Rhames(maybe 1.5" or 2" max shorter and Ving is listed here at 5'11.5")
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Kurt looks more like 5'9.5" or 5'10" unless he wears lifts.
RisingForce said on 21/Sep/08
So far for Russell this is all I could find as far as claims.

Kurt says he's 5'10"
Mr. R says he's 5'8.5", maybe 5'9"
Frank2 says he's 5'9"
Barry Norman says he's 5'8"
Kurt was listed at 5'10" when he played baseball
Anonymous said on 7/Sep/08
He is only an inch taller than Martin Short in the movie Captain Ron.
5'9 is a good estimate. Maybe a weak 5'9...
RisingForce said on 6/Sep/08
Ray says on 5/Sep/08
I say Stallone 5'9" and maybe a little change and Russell and inch shorter at 5'8" and maybe change. Russell did look pretty short in Escape from L.A.

Well that's fair, atleast you're consistent. The people who say Russell is taller however make no sense.
Ray said on 5/Sep/08
I say Stallone 5'9" and maybe a little change and Russell and inch shorter at 5'8" and maybe change. Russell did look pretty short in Escape from L.A.
RisingForce said on 5/Sep/08
Viper says on 4/Sep/08
Rising, Stallone is nowhere close to 5-10.

Funny coming from a guy who gave Sly 5'10.25" 3 months ago. If you believe Sly is 5'8" then what do you believe Russell is 5'7"?

In reality Sly is 5'10.75" and Russell is 5'9" and change.
Viper said on 4/Sep/08
Rising, Stallone is nowhere close to 5-10.
RisingForce said on 4/Sep/08
Kurt is 5'9.5", he was atleast an inch shorter than Stallone barefoot. He's not a legit 5'10".
RisingForce said on 29/Aug/08
Frank2, you haven't posted anything that proves you've met Sly so don't talk about what would hold up in court.
Frank2 said on 28/Aug/08
That shot cannot be used as evidence and would be thrown out in a court of law. You do not see either man's face. Come on! Fellas! This is rather silly. I mean, Sly is short. I've seen him short. His bodyguards and security people say he's short.

Maybe Sly uses a celebrity double at events. Come to think of it, his face is now so ruined by so much plastic work that a double just might be his ticket to immortality.
RisingForce said on 28/Aug/08
Yeah Frank2 but what I mean is you said 5'9" or possibly 5'8.5" while I think he's 5'9" or 5'9.5". That's what I mean by strong and weak 5'9".

Ray, Sly has atleast an inch on Russell there.
Frank2 said on 27/Aug/08
Weak or strong, 5'9" is 5'9".
Ray said on 27/Aug/08
Was watching Tango & Cash the other day and noticed the scene where they're both walking to the shower side by side; Stallone and Russell are clearly barefoot and pretty much teh same height; here it is at 1:02 on:

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RisingForce said on 27/Aug/08
I may have pretty much the same type of shoes Russell does in the picture with Ving Rhames. The shoes alone give 1.25" inches over my barefoot height.

Frank2, I actually agree with you pretty much about Russell except for I think he's more of a strong 5'9" while you seem to think he's more of a weak 5'9".

The Steve Martin link worked for me.
Frank2 said on 26/Aug/08
Russell wearing obvious lifts next to 5'11" Ving Rhames:

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I've seen Ving Rhames in the flesh and he's my height.

Rhames next to 5'9" Wesley Snipes:

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RisingForce said on 26/Aug/08
I never said Russell was 5'10". I said Sly is atleast 5'10". I think Russell is 5'9" or 5'9.5".

As far as Denzel, Sly posed with him at a 2004 basketball game. The pictures are on gettyimages and they're the same height.Of course Sly probably has lifts but regardless if Denzel is a strong 6'1" like you said then that backs up my argument.
Frank2 said on 26/Aug/08
For some reason the link for the photo with Russell and Steve Martin doesn't work. Type in the two names in Google images and you'll see the photo. Russell is several inches shorter.

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