How tall is Matthew McConaughey - Page 3

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5ft 10.68in (179.5cm)
jay said on 14/May/08
5ft 11?
i always thought that, too.... till i saw him next to 6ft 2 matthew fox.

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Vampiric said on 13/May/08
I gotta say - I figured he'd be taller. 6'1 or so.
Reality Check said on 6/May/08
In Fools Gold when he and Kate Hudson (5'6") are both barefoot and he looks 178-179cm, he's not 5'11" for sure.
Brah said on 1/May/08
Oops, ignore that last comment, it was meant for Chris Evans who looked 5'11 to 6 feet there.
Brah said on 30/Apr/08
Looked around 5'11" compared to Keanu and Forrest Whitaker in "Street Kings"
Boston guy said on 29/Apr/08
I saw him filming in Boston recently. He walked by me and he was lucky if he was my height. I'm only 5'10", so anybody who thinks he is taller than that hasn't seen him. Don't go by pictures or movies. They can be deceptive. Have you ever seen Tom Cruise's wedding picture with Katie Holmes. Exactly!!!
sam said on 29/Apr/08
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5'10/5'11 barefoot sounds correct to me... 6 foot mega tops, no way this guy is taller than that !
jonny said on 23/Apr/08
5'11 shorter than that
john said on 20/Apr/08
how much measures timbaland
Scibbles said on 13/Apr/08
here's a picture with 170cm Sandra Bullock.(if that is correct)

She's not wearing shoes, while he does. I think 179 is pretty close.

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Anonymous said on 14/Mar/08
dmeyer says on 12/Mar/08
anything under 5 ft 10 is a joke ,most men under 5 ft 10 will round up 1 to 2 in ,under 5 ft 11 about 1 in and 6 ft and over like 0.5 over 6 ft 1 nothing

I think you're right dmeyer. This would put McConaughey right around the mark Rob has him at: 5'10.5-5'10.75".
glenn said on 14/Mar/08
i agree chris175.
Chris175 said on 13/Mar/08
i think this guy is closer to the height he states on his bathrobe, cant see much less than 5-11
glenn said on 13/Mar/08
the site is full of them leung.
dmeyer said on 12/Mar/08
anything under 5 ft 10 is a joke ,most men under 5 ft 10 will round up 1 to 2 in ,under 5 ft 11 about 1 in and 6 ft and over like 0.5 over 6 ft 1 nothing
Leung said on 12/Mar/08
glenn and leonari, I agree with what you guys have said. The 5
glenn said on 12/Mar/08
alot of special gifted people here leonari.
leonari said on 11/Mar/08
Michael 6'2": Sorry dude but you are not too bright, are ya? 5'6" ?? Any idea how short that is wise guy??
Anybody who mistakes an almost 5'11" guy for 5'6" has some serious issues. So either you are way taller than 6'2" but you think you are 6'2" or I would go see some eye doctor if i were you mate , cause the bull you just posted is beyond belief. Am I right Michael 6'2" ??!
glenn said on 11/Mar/08
the man isnt less than 5-11 and is probably the height he claims.your all so ridiculous.none of you ever saw the guy.
Anonymous said on 11/Mar/08
5'6? you've got to be kidding me. While I believe he is 5'10-5'11, I could maybe see an argument for as low as 5'9.5", but 5'6? That's ridiculous.
Antonio said on 9/Mar/08
I though Matthey was much taller than 179 cms.. I thought he was something like 185 or 186!
MIchael 6'2" said on 1/Mar/08
There is NO WAY Matthew McConaughey is 5'10". I met Mat in Austin a couple of months ago and I would be willing to bet my left testy he would not even reach 5'8". I would guess 5'6". As far as Clay's brother (from comment below), every short guy says their 5'10" when their closer to 5'6".

Am I right people?!
Robbie H said on 16/Feb/08
i saw him in reign of fire, he looked 2 inches shorter than christian bale who i believe is 6'0, so id say 5'10
Clay said on 9/Feb/08
I live in Austin, took classes at the U of Texas with McConaughey, played basketball with him, still see him around town several times a year. I'd be astounded if he measured more than 5'10" in bare feet, maybe even 0.5" less. He's almost eyeball to eyeball with my brother, who's 5'10" (in the morning). I'm 6'0.5" and McConaughey looks up to me. In college he didn't wear lifts or have big hair and his true height was more obvious than it now appears in photos. That bathrobe inscription is just more Hollywood BS. Or maybe that's his enhanced height in shoes and with extra mousse on his hair.
JackieTreehorn said on 5/Feb/08
he appears to be towering over regis and kelly today. but he is sitting on one of their high chairs with his legs crossed and his lower leg appears abnormally long.
dural said on 5/Feb/08
yes i'm in the same field but not a student. height can be deceiving.
palermo said on 4/Feb/08
dural- yeah , i use it cuz i like it, thats all... i might start using dural thu. i`m jest kidding, its ur trade mark.i`m a medical student, are u in the same feild ??
but stil my freind , i think matthew is 180 and more. maybe i`m wrong but thats what i see. hands up......
dural said on 4/Feb/08
palermo the city in italy? thanks for your opinion too. dura matter of the brain thats true.
E said on 3/Feb/08
geeze does he ever get any pics without his shirt on lol?
saw 2 for the money last night, he was 4 in taller than Pacino
in all scenes but definately had high heeled boots on...also 2 inches
taller than Piven who was 2 in taller than Pacino. I know that movies
arent always a good frame of references but given that they all are wearing
some sort of lift, youd have to average him out to about 5-10 based on
how he appears with the other shorter actors.
TJames said on 3/Feb/08
In some movie where Matthew acted alongside the terrible Ethan Hawke, he (Matt) "appeared" to be slightly shorter! Ethan Hawke is only 5'10"!
palermo said on 3/Feb/08
dural- thanks for ur opinion. also, i must say ur i like ur nickname...its too anatomical. you know dura matter of the brain..
thanks anyway.
dural said on 2/Feb/08
matthew barefoot with his girlfriend and i don't think he's taller then rob's listing. i think he's at most 5'11" but gives the illusion of 5'11.5 at times with his special shoes
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Anonymous said on 1/Feb/08
J says on 1/Feb/08
In this picture you can see him with his girlfriend ( Click Here )who is 5'9" ; 175cm ( Click Here ), she wears heels (2.5 inches - 6.35 cm?) so we could say 175+6=181cm and yet is shorter that Matthew, Matthew's height could be (1.5 inches shoes) 179+3.81=182.8cm, 182.8-181= 1.8cm = 0.7 inches and in the picture the difference is higher that that, so I think that his height could be more than 179cm.

I thought it was common knowledge that 2.5 inch heels don't give you 2.5 inches over your barefoot height. I think the above height is correct based on the pics.
J said on 1/Feb/08
In this picture you can see him with his girlfriend ( Click Here )who is 5'9" ; 175cm ( Click Here ), she wears heels (2.5 inches - 6.35 cm?) so we could say 175+6=181cm and yet is shorter that Matthew, Matthew's height could be (1.5 inches shoes) 179+3.81=182.8cm, 182.8-181= 1.8cm = 0.7 inches and in the picture the difference is higher that that, so I think that his height could be more than 179cm.
dural said on 30/Jan/08
palermo. he looked around the same height as armstrong in the jogging pics. not even a full inch.

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i think rob is right.
leonari said on 23/Jan/08
AZ: 5'9" for Matthew is a joke. You just gave us proof that you can't gauge height.
AZ said on 23/Jan/08
I'd say 5 foot 9 or 5 foot 10. no higher than that though
palermo said on 23/Jan/08
no way he is like 188 cm . havent u seen reign of fire he is as tall as bale and butler .also i saw a pic of him jogging with amstrong on he was way much taller (more than 15 cm ). that is exept if amstrong is 5.6 and less wich is no true.
Anonymous said on 17/Jan/08
5'10.5" is definitely tall enough to look 5'11+ and even 6', which McConaughey looks alot of the time. Anything between 5'10-5'11 seems right for him.
Anonymous said on 16/Jan/08
yeah, i remember when he was 5'11.5" That Portis video took him down to 5'10.75" after that. I think that opened some eyes.
dmeyer said on 16/Jan/08
rob you keep downgrading this guy he was 5'11.5 last the poor guy lost 1 in

[Editor Rob: some go down a 1/4 every 8 months.]
Anonymous said on 16/Jan/08
[Editor Rob: I'm saying he's wearing 1.25 inch shoes now when he gives the 11.75 ;)]

I think that's a safe bet Rob!
Anonymous said on 16/Jan/08
I would guess 170-175 at 5'10.5". He's not very big, just pretty ripped.
Ben said on 16/Jan/08
any idea what his weight is.. looks around 180 if hes 5'10
Anonymous said on 15/Jan/08
i don't think anyone is buying that 5'11-3/4" thing anymore. He was a half inch to an inch shorter than Clinton Portis who was a measured 5'10-7/8". It could be argualbe if he is closer to 5'10 or 5'11. One thing is for sure though, he isn't pushing 6'.
Anonymous said on 15/Jan/08
wow, a slight downgrade. I think it's correct but just wondering why all of the sudden Rob?

[Editor Rob: I'm saying he's wearing 1.25 inch shoes now when he gives the 11.75 ;)]
Ben said on 12/Jan/08
This people magazine article lists him at 5'11 3/4. Click Here
Anonymous said on 20/Dec/07
I think Rob's estimate is correct. It's been my experience that usually when someone is very precise with their height when rounding up would make more sense, like say 5'11-3/4", they are an inch less. overcompensation.
Anonymous said on 19/Dec/07
He looked 2-3 inches less than Bradley Cooper who is listed here as 6'1" in Failure to Launch. I would say anywhere from 5'10-5'11 is close.
CheeseTime said on 19/Dec/07
As someone posted previously, Bill Paxton had a good inch on him in U-571. I'd say he's 5"10 at best.
Alex (London) said on 18/Dec/07
I have not watched a lot of his films but there was a program on TV (TMF Channel) that talked about his short arms giving him a "Tyrannosaurus Rex" look. He is often photographed with his arms folded across his chest for movie posters/publicity shots.
His height does seem to differ in the films I have seen him in. In an early film he did - 'Lone Star' he looked average in height. The current stated height of 5'10" + 3/4 could be possible BUT 5'9"+1/2 is my guess.
glenn said on 18/Dec/07
i think its his posture.he always looks around 5-11 when i see him.
Viper said on 18/Dec/07
He looked 5-9 to 5-10 with Clinton Portis on video.
Anonymous said on 18/Dec/07
Yeah glenn but he also looked 1-2 inches shorter than 5'11.5" Bill Paxton in that same movie.
glenn said on 18/Dec/07
then how is he 2 inches taller than bon jovi(5-9) in that movie they were in? seeing a celebrity once isnt enough to judge.
Zuma said on 17/Dec/07
McConaughey is lucky if he is 5'10"...saw him in person.
Anonymous said on 17/Dec/07
Portis was 5'10-7/8" at the combine. Click Here

My guess is McConaughey is 5'10-5'10.5" (based solely on that video of him and Portis); but he does seem taller in movies and Glenn saw him taller than that too. Maybe he was slouching alot in that video?
glenn said on 16/Dec/07
shorter? he had dress shoes and suit.5-11.25.
Viper said on 16/Dec/07
Glenn, what was he wearing? How did he look shorter than a measured 5-10 1/2 man by an inch?
glenn said on 16/Dec/07
saw him last week.seemed 5-11ish.
Odie said on 16/Dec/07
he's 6'0 cause my buddy met him Downtown in Toronto(Canada) and my friends height is 6'1 and his girlfriend said that my friend had an inch on Matthew McConaughey...
Pete said on 27/Nov/07
wow i always thought he was like 6-1 at least. did he do roids?
legin said on 25/Nov/07
weve all been fooled there's this report on google that says ol mat is five six on a good day he's been wearing lifts for years.

[Editor Rob: getting 3 inches of true lift is a truly remarkable thing, 5 would be superhuman.

I'd tend to rule out such nonsense as 5ft 6 ;)]
dmeyer said on 21/Nov/07
in we are marshal he realy didnt force posture, also his shoes can be seen and he dosnt look under 5'11 ,he looks 5'10ish with awful posture ,i have seen pics were he looks 13 cm taller than bullock so aleast 6 ft ,and other pics were he looks the 182 mark like with 185 hauser ,and then he looks 5'10.25 near edwards but he has converse so i think matthew is aleast 179 and max 181 so the height above seems right . he reaches 182 with small lifts and 183 184 with big lifts
bam said on 24/Oct/07
he's definitely a lift wearer. If i'm not mistaken he was listed at 5'11.5 when the site first started out. I think robs listing as of now is pretty accurate give or take a quarter inch.
antron said on 11/Sep/07
Rob you need to downgrade him three qtrs of an inch. With Portis, Armstrong and Fox he just looks no taller than 5'10 (but also no shorter I might add).

[Editor Rob: the angle was interesting in the old portis video, in that, the nfl guy was closer to the camera for most of the clip.]
Viper said on 16/Aug/07
Mcconaughey looking shorter than 5-10.5 Clinton Portis pretty much seals the deal for me that he isnt over 5-10 for sure.
I'm what I am said on 15/Aug/07
I've never seen a 6' Matthew McConaughey. I'm not a type who like downgrading the other. But I have to say that Rob is very generous to give him 5'11. He has a good body, good posture and good lifts to make him look taller.
ras said on 5/Jul/07
Maybe I exagerated and they wera all on steps in the first pic, but in the second pic he looks noticably taller than Armstrong (more than an inch), he should have been using boots, otherwise he can't be just 5'10.75.
ras said on 5/Jul/07
Why does he look much taller than that in these pics?

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Gyllenhaal can't be as tall as 6', more like 5'10.5 if he's slouching. Lance Armstrong sure looks considerably much shorter than 5'9.75 there (like 5'9), yet he looks in the 177 cms height next to Glenn. McConaughey can't have only an inch on Armstrong if he is 5'10.75. Look at the second picture, that's not an inch of difference, he's even got bad posture and is taller than Gyllenhhaal. What the heck happened? Was he on a step with Gyllenhaal? Was he wearing boots? It's these kinda pictures that own my judgement. One thing I can notice is that he likes looking tall next to other celebrities...

[Editor Rob: there's an insane photo of Bill Paxton 'towering' over this guy. Its true his height varies as much as his hairline.]
Anonymous said on 2/Jul/07
He looked a good bit shorter than 5'11.5 Bill Paxton in U571.
S. Ray said on 28/Jun/07
Yah, honestly, he cant be more than 5.9" 1/2. Look at the photo with him jogging beside 5.9" Lance Armstrong, Matthew almost looks a bit shorter. Lifts can do dramatic things people!!
Mr. G said on 27/Jun/07
More proof. I saw him at a bar in DC several years back. I am 6'1. I walked right past him and was towering over him. I'd say he is 5'9.5-5'10 tops.
glenn said on 24/Jun/07
i saw him always look 5-11ish.and looked that tall next to 5-9 jon bon jovi in that movie.
Viper said on 23/Jun/07
So Mr R., even you could admit he could be just shy of 5-10. Kinda like Clooney.
Mr. R said on 22/Jun/07
I saw Matt across the street when that submarine movie came out, and he was the shortest man standing in front of the theater going in. I have always thought that he was no taller than 5-10.
Viper said on 20/Jun/07
Yep, by an inch.
Anonymous said on 20/Jun/07
yeah, isn't Clinton Portis 5'10.5 and wasn't he taller than Matthew?
Viper said on 19/Jun/07
I think Matthew being over 5-10 is absured now. He plain as day looked an inch shorter than a 5-10.5 measured athlete for lords sakes. Face to Face. The most I give him is 5-9 3/4.
Anonymous said on 19/Jun/07
Rob,I don't doubt it. Tall is a relative term though. My mother in law has referred to me as tall before and I'm 5'10.5 - 5'11 depending on the time of day. Mind you she's 5'3. My 5'8 wife has also called me short before. She was also in her 4 inch heels that put her at about 5'11. Depends on who's doing the height judging.
Anonymous said on 18/Jun/07
Yeah, I think he's 5'10-5'11. He doesn't really have the body to be much more than that.

[Editor Rob: I remember reading some actress describing how she liked tall men and in the same sentence she used the words Matthew McConaughey...]
Anonymous said on 15/Jun/07
viper seriously hes not under 5 10 thats aburd
dmeyer said on 14/Jun/07
he towers by 13 cm on pcino so 181 but maybe lifts
Anonymous said on 12/Jun/07
yeah, 5'11.75" claim reeks of overcompensation.
Viper said on 22/May/07
That could be his height in lifts at this point.
Matthew Fan said on 21/May/07
His bathrobe is monogrammed with 5'11 3/4", his exact height.
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Diogeneze said on 20/May/07
in that pic with Armstrong (5-9.75), he looks about the same height, maybe half an inch more at most. seems to have short legs - wonder if he is in boots and/or lifts in the pic on the Armstrong page where he looks a good bit taller.
invisible said on 19/May/07
with Metthew Fox who said himself "I'm 6'2"
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with 5'9.75 Lance Armstrong
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There is no chance for him being over 5'11. Rob could be correct.
Ed Kline said on 19/May/07
"Is it possible to fluctuate more than a 1/2 inch between morning and evening?"

as an adult I have been measured as tall as 5'9 and 1/8 and as short as 5'8, and 5/8 on a stadiometer...also i have walked bare foot from one stadiometer to another in my buddies( he is an M.D. )exam rooms and had a variance of 1/4 of an inch. So i dont trust stadiometers as the absolute last word in height. If I have my wife measure me in the morning, I am always at least 5'9 and after a 16 hour day 5'8 and half at least.
discalimer : all my heights are based upon me standing as absolutely tall as I can. Unlike that 'Frank2' who claims 5'11 and 1/2 with a relaxed posture and them claims all the hollywood people he has been around must be shorter than they claim. I bet my butt if Frank2 stood as straight as he could when he was younger he topped out over 6'. He's skewing everything short.
Aaron said on 11/May/07
TNTinCA, it is possible to fluctuate more than half an inch. It seems different people shrink more during the day. My morning height (like right when I get out of bed) is 5'11.25" and then at night (right before I get in bed) is 5' 10.25". Of course my change is probably more drastic because as I said I measure my morning height with only taking a few steps and then I take my night height at like 12:30 or 1 am, seconds before falling into bed.
Anonymous said on 23/Apr/07
My height fluctuates almost 3/4 of an inch from 5'11.25 at 7am down to a shade over 5'10.5 by 11pm. If I've done squats that day, it'll be a shade below 5'10.5 at night.
the shredder said on 23/Apr/07
LOL ... Yea . I just got finish watching Reign of Fire about 2 hours ago ! ... McConaughey is only 5'10.5 max or Bale is 6'0.5 ?

[Editor Rob: remember how butler looked in that? Not seen it since it came out...]
TNTinCA said on 21/Apr/07
You know, I happened to catch a re-run of Reign of Fire last night. When Matthew and Christian Bale were face to face, I could have sworn it was at least an inch of difference, potentially more. So if Christian Bale is 6 foot, I would put Matthew somewhere between 5'10.5" and 5'11". Of course, the movie angles could have been a factor. Hard to say for sure.

I guess it also depends on how much his height deviates from morning until evening. Maybe his morning height is over 5'11" and his evening height is lower. I am not sure what is standard in this regard, but when I tried it, my height changed by almost a half inch. (5'10 1/4" in the morning, 5'9 3/4" evening)

Is it possible to fluctuate more than a 1/2 inch between morning and evening?
Viper said on 20/Apr/07
He can look 5-11 in movies but I sure dont buy that in reality. I now think hes 5-9 1/2. He looked an inch shorter than 5-10 1/2 Clinton Portis in that face off.
the shredder said on 19/Apr/07
I think he can look an easy 5'11 in movies , but I think he is 5'10.5ish because he was only slightly taller then Keven Spacey who claims 5'10 .

So IMO 5'10.5 , maybe 5'11 .
MD said on 17/Apr/07
He's nothing over 180 cm, and most likely a bit shorter.
invisible said on 15/Apr/07
how can he be 184 cm if Lance Armstrong is 177 cm:

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Nicola Phan said on 14/Apr/07
No, no, I'm sure 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) is not Matthew McConaughey's height , eveybody says his exact height is 6ft 0,5 in (184 cm). That 's correct because he looks taller than 5 ft 11 in
dmeyer said on 26/Mar/07
i understand whi you list him 5'10.75 cause he can look 179 in pics
anonymous said on 23/Mar/07
Anonyymi said "What gives these guys the posture and appearance of a giant? What makes them distinguish from the crowd despite their average height?" The answer is lifts most likely...
Anonyymi said on 23/Mar/07
How do these "world's sexiest men" make themselves appear so tall? I thought McConaughey was 6ft2, and imagined Brad Pitt to be about the same height.. Actually, they are about as tall as myself, and I often feel really short, especially near tall people. What gives these guys the posture and appearance of a giant? What makes them distinguish from the crowd despite their average height?
Brad said on 13/Mar/07
I saw him in Austin Texas at roadhouse without Sandra years ago around South By Southwest music time. He's 5' 11".
Anonymous said on 5/Feb/07
Same height at Woody Harrelson in Ed TV. I'd say 5'9"
jason said on 1/Feb/07
i think there is a possebility that he is like 179-180 cm or a bit more, ok in the 178-182 zone and that is playing it safe.
Anonymous said on 31/Jan/07
met him a couple times in new orleans. once in the park and another time walking down bourbon street. shorter than 5'11. somewhere in the 5'10" range. didn't check out the footwear.
Glenn said on 19/Jan/07
He really is 5-11.2 inches taller than Bon Jovi in that movie.
Anonymous said on 17/Jan/07
Walked by me on the street in London a little while back. I'm 5'10" (aprox 5'11" with shoes). He was quite a bit shorter than me - which surprised me - but his voice was unmistakeable (was on the phone). Would say 5'8"-9" is probably more like it.
007 said on 16/Jan/07
In the pic with sly he looks about 5'10" and about the same in the movie Failure to launch. About the body proportions, i have noticed his short armlength too. But i guess it is a good thing, cause then they easier look more muscular.
sam said on 30/Dec/06
Looking downright tiny standing next to Fox. That picture makes 5'9 for McConaughey seem like the more realistic estimate.
Matthew McConaughey said on 22/Dec/06
I'm 5'8"
Navarro State Fan, from your comment, you're a short fella', correct?
dmeyer said on 17/Dec/06
5'10.75 but no less like 5'11.75 in 1 inch sleepers
Will said on 16/Dec/06
Matthew was in my hometown of Huntington West Virginia for the premiere of We Are Marshall, and I saw the man face to face. I am 5'7, he is maybe one inch taller than me. Don't think he had on lifts though. I'd say he's 5'8.5 tops.
Anthony said on 9/Dec/06
I agree, Viper. He seems to be 5'9-ish to me and close to 6' with footwear enhancements. Also, pay attention to Matthew's body proportions, specifically his arms. They're very short in length, and Matthew is supposedly very self conscious about it (the same way Cruise is about his height, I'm serious). He often ties to hide it in photos by either crossing them or putting them behind his head. There's a video on youtube, quite funny actually, that dissects this theory. A guy who's 5'10-5'11 minimum would've longish physical proportions.
Viper652 said on 1/Dec/06
Portis is 5-10 1/2 Max. Matthew is 5-9 1/2-5-9 3/4.
Anonymous said on 30/Nov/06
compared to Portis I'd say he'd be closer to 5'10.75" in the morning.
dmeyer said on 23/Nov/06
he could be 5'11.75 morning like me
Chris said on 22/Nov/06
Reehan-Interesting, were you suprised by his height?
reehan said on 21/Nov/06
i meet him in a pub in cairns ,he was here shooting a movie he is the same height as myself 180 he was wearing runners
Navarro State Fan said on 17/Nov/06
I used to toss in bed at night wondering the exact height of Matthew McConaughey but I think we're on the verge of unraveling the mystery. There are two certainties, he's probably taller the 5'9 and most likely shorter than 5'11. We've made some real progress here, boys. Let's keep those posts coming!!
dmeyer said on 18/Sep/06
in some movies looks 6 feet
Height Detective said on 17/Sep/06
Bon Jovi and Matthew
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Chris said on 15/Sep/06
In "A time To Kill" Matthew and Kevin Spacey looks the same height. I know it is hard to tell from movies but I do think Mattew is closer to 5'11'' than Kevin Spacey.
Height Detective said on 2/Sep/06
Ten years ago , he was listed at 5.11 on Internet websites.
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this , is funny ,how fame makes you grow , the same web site that stated him at 5.11 , ten later put him at 5.11 3/4 !
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dmeyer said on 31/Aug/06
he is listed as 184 182 183 i think 181 is possible or 180
Stuart Thompson said on 30/Aug/06
My a*se is he 5ft 11!!!!!
Viper652 said on 15/Aug/06
The guy is shorter than NFLer Clinton portis, 5-10 Max.
Frank2 said on 14/Aug/06
More publicity BS. Matthew is 5'10". And for once Glenn is right when he wrote: a real a**hole back in the day.
Chris said on 14/Aug/06
He is descrieb as 5'11''in Times Topics
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dmeyer said on 13/Aug/06
he got listed at 5 feet11 in people mag this week
John Doe said on 7/Aug/06
Good, people can just scroll and click.
MD said on 7/Aug/06
John, I posted the pic with David Strathairn below quite some time ago.
John Doe said on 7/Aug/06
I was watching 'A Time to Kill' on tv earlier. Matthew looked shorter then (who I believe is 5-11, but is marked as 5-9.5 here) Kevin Spacey, when the two stood face to face and side by side. But then he looked only two inches shorter then 6'3" Oliver Platt when they stood side by side. The film was made when Matthew was still a stick though, and hadn't put on all that muscle he has today. And being thinner can make one appear taller. Right now at gettyimages dot com there are some pictures of Matt and David Strathairn standing next to each other. Strathairn was six foot in his prime, but now is about 5-11.5...Matthew looks half an inch shorter. So (in a time to kill) Spacey probably had on bigger shoes then Matt, and Platt was actually slouching. This is one of the few times I agree with a celeb heights dot com height listing. I think Matthew is 5-11, no more no less.
Height Detective said on 5/Aug/06
Sly and Matthew McConaughey
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dmeyer said on 1/Aug/06
thanks glenn
Glenn said on 28/Jul/06
No MD.with all due respect,Dmeyer is pretty accurate.
MD said on 27/Jul/06
dmeyer, despite that actors are more often than not shorter than they appear you give EVERYBODY an inch up on their height.
dmeyer said on 27/Jul/06
i think he is about 5 11 but can look taller sometimes he dosnt have a very long body like 6 feet or 6 1 guys do
dmeyer said on 25/Jul/06
it seems more realistic
Anonymous said on 9/Jul/06
This guy needs to come down to 5'10" after seeing the Portis clip.
Gotxo said on 8/Jul/06
Yeah, that makes sense, i'm 5'11" and most of the times i'm measured give 183 or 184cm, with my asics or in regular shoes.
Viper652 said on 5/Jul/06
Trust me, the combine heights are all barefoot measurements. Ive seen video of it on the NFL network every year. On ourlads it says Jason Avant measured a little over 6-0, not 6-1. Couchscout hasnt updated their database yet. Why couchscout and ourlads conflict sometimes on players I dont know. I do know a couple of specific players heights on ourlads is flat out wrong though, and right on couchscout. Ive also noticed a couple of players heights barely fluncutuating too, not sure If they remeasure annually.
samsl said on 3/Jul/06
I believe that the Combine heights, include shoes. That's the only way I (6') could stand taller than Jason Avant (Michigan) who measured out at 6'1. I've played basketball against him and he is easily an inch shorter than me.
MD said on 30/Jun/06
Uh-oh, looks like he may be 5'10"...a robe replacement is in order, it seems, ;)
Viper652 said on 30/Jun/06
Portis is 5-10 1/2 according to couchscout, and a little higher on ourlads. Matthew could be 5-9 1/2.

[Editor Rob: 5ft 10 and 7/8th' from the combine ;-)

one thing, mcconahue doesn't look taller than maybe he should be sent a new bathrobe with the 11 replaced!]
Anonymous said on 29/Jun/06
there is a video of him and clinton portis on, clinton who is listed at 5-11 has about a inch on him, making him no more than 5-10.

[Editor Rob: nice spot, about 3/4 way in they face to face...]
Anonymous said on 28/Jun/06
5'11" is the absolute max here. There's a scene in "failure to launch" where they've just finished playing paintball and you can clearly see that Bradley Cooper is two or more inches taller than Matt. There is a quote on Cooper's imdb page where he says he thought he was gonna be 6'8" but he ended up 6'1". I'm not buying this 5'11-3/4" garbage for Matt. Sounds like the old over compensation game to me.
Glenn said on 22/Jun/06
He always seemed near 6ft to me.and he was a few inches taller than Jon Bon Jovi(5-9) in this movie still I have,which makes sense to my sightings.then he must wear lifts.a real a**hole back in the day.
Lala said on 21/Jun/06
I was listening to a radio show this morning and they had a segment on celebrity encounters and geeking out in front of them. Anyway, this girl called in and said that Matthew walked into her store and he helped him around...she "geekiness" came in when she expressed to him how short he was, she said she was 6 ft. and asked that she asked him if he was about 5'9". Girl went on to say that Matthew responded, and was very adamant, that he was 5'9.5".
Frank2 said on 21/Jun/06
If McConaughey is 5'11" then I'm six feet.
MD said on 20/Jun/06
Yeah, I think 5'11" is the very top of the scale, here. 5'11.5" just seems out his reach on this one, barefoot.
Sof said on 19/Jun/06
My boss just saw him out this weekend in Austin and stood next to him at the bar while ordering drinks. He said he was surprised to see that M.M. is about 5'9.5" - 5'10" and no more. He did mention that he was very cool and laid-back!
Viper652 said on 7/Jun/06
The exact 5-11 height inscribed on Matts bathrobe might be his height in shoes.

[Editor Rob:

maybe his Doctor measured him and you know, maybe the Doc had just seen Frailty and thought "better give this guy 3/4's extra!"]
CJ said on 6/Jun/06
yeah- i have always figured him 2 be shorter than 6'0 but in the movie with Jennifer lopez( she's about 5'5 and 1/2) and he was about 5 inches over j lo(even though she is kinda short) but yeah he is small-but he's still fine as heck!
Frank2 said on 6/Jun/06
Not the Matthew McConaughey I stood next to at the Oscars. That McConaughey is 5'10". I was at least an inch taller. Glenn, explain how he can be almost 6' when he's only a couple of inches shorter than 5'8" Bill Macy? But what I'd really like to know is how a nearly 6' tall guy can look so short next to 6'2" Anthony Edwards.

Maybe some of these celebs hire doubles and then get screwed when the doubles aren't as tall. Even Saddam was smart-enought to hire tall body doubles!
Glenn said on 5/Jun/06
always looked 6ft to me.he is 5-11.5.
MD said on 5/Jun/06
I suspect 5'10.5", as well, barefoot, which would make him the height listed right...if he was in shoes. :)
Frank2 said on 5/Jun/06
Macy is 5'8" No question about it. Sometimes he wears lifts.

Here's Macy with slightly under 5'10" Eric Stoltz: Click Here
RW said on 5/Jun/06
I think McConaughey looks 5'10-5'11 in the pictures Frank2 provided. I suspect maybe his height might be 5'10.5
D. Ray Morton said on 5/Jun/06
"I'll probably get s*** for this, but McConaughey's about 5'10"."

WHAT?! How dare you attempt to undeify my sole inspiration and reason for living!

(Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks that Macy is under 5'9".)

[Editor Rob: to be fair, on Macy...

The actor beside Macy here claims 5ft 9, but Frank2 has seen *shock* an unblanked pic me with that same actor beside macy ;-)

So...maybe Macy is nearer 5ft 8...]
Viper652 said on 5/Jun/06
Frank, Mr R on here said Matthew looked 5-10 to him in person as well.
Frank2 said on 5/Jun/06
I'll probably get s*** for this, but McConaughey's about 5'10". Here he is next to 5'8" Bill Macy: Click Here

McConaughey with Breck Eisner who's my height or 5'11": Click Here

McConaughey with 6'2" Anthony Edwards: Click Here
MD said on 4/Jun/06
Rob, what do you think of my latest picture post (6/5/06)

[Editor Rob: mcon is putting head forward a bit more, so hard to say exactly]
Height Detective said on 3/Jun/06
Matthew and Jennifer Lopez Click Here

Matthew and Kate Hudson Click Here

Matthew and Al Pacino Click Here

MD said on 6/May/06
Here he is with David Strathairn, whom this site gives 6'0", but Frank2 (who's personally met him) gives exactly 5'11". Take into account McConaughey's lean. If he straightens up, he would be nearly as tall as Strathairn. So, he's definitely either 6'0" or 5'11", or somewhere in between, it would seem:

1. Click Here
frank p said on 5/May/06
See now I think he's one of those actors that looks TALLER to me than shorter. I would've said 6 to 6"1. Man it's hard to tell with Hollywood, they can do so many things on camera to create an illusion.
Eddd said on 20/Mar/06
181cm, sounds fair.
Mr. R said on 18/Mar/06
Actually, Matt freely admits that he was upset about losing his hair, and used some product from Canada, which restored it. I think he became their spokeperson.
Anonymous said on 16/Mar/06
I think the upgrade in Matthew's height is accurate. He does look closer to 6 foot. The fact that he monogrammed his bathrobe with 5'11 3/4" leads me to believe its a morning height. That being said, a daytime height of 5'11.5" is very feasible.
larry said on 16/Mar/06
Matthew lives in Austin, where I am most of the time. I've never seen him, but a professor pal of mine at UT had him in a class and knew him casually. So I asked HIM how tall Mr. McConaughey is and he said; "About 6 foot". My friend is ~ 5'10". This IS second hand of course, and perhaps I'll run into Matthew personally some evening in a 6th Street Pub? :-)
Rob: the 6 foot charcter actor in ALIENS was Michael Biehn (sp?). He played Johnny Ringo in TOMBSTONE.

[Editor Rob: I was thinking of the Apone guy, but actually I think Paxton could actually look six foot, well when he's talking to sigourney in the film he does]
dmeyer said on 15/Mar/06
hey rob i think you should upgreat a lithel bill paxton since he apears taller than matthew in u571 exept if he wears lifts

[Editor Rob: that was the big thing, does he wear lifts...but barefoot maybe he could still be 5ft 11.5ish, he did look a little bit shorter than the guy in aliens barefoot who is a 6 footer]
sam said on 15/Mar/06
He did look slightly shorter than Christian Bale. If Bale is indeed 6 feet even, then McConaughey is probably about 5'11".
dmeyer said on 14/Mar/06
usualy matthew looks 181 182 cm range but sometimes he looks taller
Anonymous said on 14/Mar/06
look at his hair rob.The first picture is older one.How can that be.His hair is more dense now.What he is using for hairgrow?
Click Here
Click Here

[Editor Rob: maybe he's gone to the same 'hair restoring service' that such luminaries as Travolta, Nic Cage and Jude Law appear to have seen...]

TheOne said on 6/Mar/06
Are u guys kidding me? If Bill Paxton is 180cm... there is no way Matt is anywhere close to 182 considering these pictures alone are proof. They are both guaranteed on level ground and most likely are wearing the same footwear.

[Editor Rob: there's no doubt Paxton can look in a lot of pics a solid 6 foot guy...]
Ted said on 4/Mar/06
Rob, isn't early morning height your accurate height?

[Editor Rob: if you are using your early morning height to compare your own height against somebody else, it might not be accurate. Say on average people get measured from 1-2pm, then you could use your own height at that time of day as the 'best measure' to compare against others.

I have a 'theory' that with some people, they are unaware of their height being taller earlier in the morning. So, they may have measured themselves say at 5ft 3 and a half. Then they think 'bummer' and the thought on their mind 'I'll measure myself tomorrow, so get up early and measure themselves and wow they're 5ft 4!
dmeyer said on 18/Feb/06
mathew does look 5'11.75" near 6'1" hauser also he is listed at 6'0.5" in imdb
TNTinCA said on 4/Dec/05
Maybe he includes his hair with the 5'11 3/4 height.

Makes me wonder if I should monogram my bathrobe at 5'9 7/8" or 5'10 1/2" (hair included) :)
dmeyer said on 4/Dec/05
if he looks 181 then 182 cm is possible
TNTinCA said on 3/Dec/05
According to this article in People:,19736,1113899_1129980,00.html

It says he has a bathrobe that is monogrammed "5'11 3/4" which is supposed to be his exact height. Is it possible that he would make up such a strange height for himself if it wasn't true?

[Editor Rob: this is a guy who plays bongo drums...anything is possible!]
Viper652 said on 29/Nov/05
I think he is 5-10, but comes across being shorter at times. I remember Mr. R saying Kevin Bacon was really 5-8.5, and he sure comes across as being taller then Mcconauhey.
MD said on 19/Nov/05
Well, well, this is interestingly bizzare, indeed. It does seem like overcompensation. Maybe he's really 5'10.25" lol
Mr. R said on 18/Nov/05
In the current issue of people Magazine, our newest "Sexiest Man Alive" once again sticks to his "five-eleven and three/quarters" story. The article notes that he has this number imprinted on his bath robe, as it is his "exact height". Besides this fact being a little bizarre, I also think he is stretching a bit. If he were really this height, he would just say 6 feet. My guess is this is his shoe/Texas boot height, and he is between 5-10 and 5-11.

[Editor Rob: maybe I should get 174.2cm imprinted on my bathrobe? Then when I get out of bed it is true for a couple of minutes!]
Chris said on 11/Oct/05
Look at theese two pictures of Matthew McConaughey and 6'2'' Anthony Edwards. Matthew wears normal low shoes and Anthony normal sneekers, although they look slightly thicker than Matthew
MD said on 2/Oct/05
The height listed seems about right. He looked only to be an inch taller than Jay Leno, so he could be anywhere from 5'-10.5" to 5'-11.5" no more or less.
FASULO said on 2/Oct/05
If McConaughey is 177-178,being 4-5 cm shorter than Paxton,Bale is 180 as i've claimed
Timbo said on 1/Oct/05
I agree with C-3po Matthew was about 2" shorter than Bill Paxton in U-571. Paxton is reportedly 5'11 so Mr. McConaughey looks to be about 5'10 tops?
Mr. R said on 16/Sep/05
Anonymous, I am a college professor, actor-singer, non-profit consultant, Doctoral student. I used to do a lot of extra work in LA, so I would see alot of folks. Now, I just keep my eyes open when I hang out around town.
Anonymous said on 14/Sep/05
I got two questions for you Mr. R. First off what is your occupation? Secondly how do you manage to see so many famous people? By the look of your comments it sounds like you've seen everyone in Hollywood.
mcfan said on 14/Sep/05
Christian Bale was slightly taller than Matthew McConaughey by about a half-inch in "Reign of Fire."
Kazuya said on 7/Sep/05
Rob, how did you come to the conclusion that McConaughey is 5'11? His net listing is 6'0 1/2 and he at least seems this tall on screen, so what evidence/pictures lead you to this height?
CelebHeights Editor said on 19/Aug/05
From a newsgroup: "Saw Matthew McConaughey at the DMV .... Seemed taller than I'd thought."
Tuco said on 5/Aug/05
He was originally listed as 5'11 even. Then it stretched to 5'11 3/4, and now even up to 6'0 1/2 on most sites.

In truth, he's probably a solid 181cm
Mr. R said on 5/Aug/05
Okay MHouillon, I have to defend my honor. Smoke was a high school student who had different views than I, but he had never seen any of the folks that I have seen personally. I NEVER underlisted anyone, but gave what I believe to be an accurate assessment of my personal experience. In addition, there are a number of folks who I have said were close to their reported height (Will Smith, Bob Saget) or higher (Nicole Kidman). I can say that in all cases, those who folks believe I underlisted I too believed them to be taller, but that's what Hollywood does - creates a world of myth and magic. In addition, there are certain folks (Kiefer Sutherland) who people believed I underlisted, but eventually pictures appeared which validated my report. I offer you a challenge - tell me who I have underlisted and I will attempt to support my view. PS - MD who wrote after you comes to the same conclusion about McConaughey that I did!
MD said on 5/Aug/05
The man looks to be 5'-11.5" at most with regular shoes. I think barefoot he's probably 5'-10" to 5'-10.5" but no less.
PC said on 4/Jul/05
Ive met Matt several times over the past few years and can say for sure that he is 5'11". I saw him in Alabama two weeks ago and i'm 5"10" and as he stood next to me he was just a little taller than me.
Smoke said on 5/Mar/05
I think Mr R has a penchant for underlisting everyone's height for some reason. There's no way McConaughey is anything less than 5'11", just about every height listed by him is docking atleast an inch or half inch from the person's actual height. 177 cm (almost 5'10" is average height for a man), there is no way Matt McConaughey is only 2 cms taller than the average man.
Mr R said on 14/Feb/05
I saw him at the U-571 premiere, and he was pretty much the shortest man around, save Harvey Keitel. I would say 5'10.5" at best.

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