How tall is Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey's Height

5ft 10 ¾ (179.7 cm)

American actor best known for roles in movies like Interstellar, Dallas Buyer's Club, Reign of Fire, Dazed & Confused, Magic Mike, U571, Sahara and A Time To Kill and TV series True Detective. In a 2005 People article it mentioned that "His bathrobe is monogrammed with 5'11 3/4", his exact height". Presumably this is to save him saying 6 words for every time someone asks him his height. He has also mentioned his weight "I actually enjoyed my weight at 165 pounds for quite some time. I am just now back up to 180 [pounds]"

How tall is Matthew McConaughey
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Average Guess (225 Votes)
5ft 10.67in (179.5cm)
Slim 6'1" said on 19/Jan/21
The flat 5’10” is too low, 179 at worst
Johnno Oh said on 9/Jan/21
I've seen Matthew McConaughey up close in real life, he's a lot shorter than he claims. 5'10 max.
Slim 6'1" said on 30/Dec/20
No higher than 179.5 and he may even dip as low as 179cm
Slim 6'1" said on 24/Dec/20
Thanks berta, good to have someone that agrees with you πŸ‘
berta said on 15/Dec/20
i agree with your estimates slim 6`1. maybe hardy is beetween 175-176 nd depp beetween 174-175 and dicaprio 181,5
Slim 6'1" said on 5/Dec/20
Cooper: 184cm
Pitt: 181cm
Clooney: 179cm
Damon: 177cm
DiCaprio: 182cm
Depp: 174cm
Hardy: 176cm
McConaughey: 179cm
Pat m said on 29/Nov/20
Close enough to 5ft11, he can look 5ft11 on the dot sometimes
Genau said on 27/Nov/20

Bradley Cooper 183
Brad Pitt 179
George Clooney 178.5
Matt Damon 176.5
Leonardo DiCaprio 180.5
Johny Depp 174.5
Tom Hardy 175
Mathew McConaughey 179


Bradley Cooper 184.5
Brad Pitt 180.5
George Clooney 180
Matt Damon 177.5
Leonardo DiCaprio 182
Johny Depp 176
Tom Hardy 176.5
Mathew McConuaghey 180.5
Slim 6'1@ said on 8/Nov/20
Strong 179cm
Slim 6'1" said on 6/Nov/20
Let’s establish that he’s nearer 5’11” than 5’10”
He should be getting guess between 179-179.5cm
I’ve pegged him at 179.5
Abdou said on 5/Nov/20
he look 182cm to me not 179cm
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 4/Nov/20
πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽŠπŸŽˆ Happy Birthday Matt! πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸŽπŸŽ‚

Wishing Matthew McConaughey a fantastic 51st Birthday today!

5ft10.75 😁🍻

Slim 6'1@ said on 31/Oct/20
McConaughey: 179-179.5
Jared Leto: 177cm
Bradley cooper: 184-184.5cm
Hardy: 176cm
Leo: 181.5-182cm
Vincent Caleb said on 28/Oct/20
5 -10.5 alright alright alright.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 26/Oct/20
Roughly estimate the low side:

McConaughey 179-179.2cm
Jared Leto 176-176.2cm
Bradley Cooper 183-183.2cm
Bale 181.6-181.9cm
Damon 176.2-176.5cm
Hardy 175-175.3cm
Leo 180.8cm
PJ Dalton said on 23/Oct/20
Wow -- I always thought he was taller. Another one I was surprised is Ben Stiller...didn't realize how short he is.
Slim 6'1 said on 4/Oct/20
@Rob, who’d have the mm edge between McConaughey & Clooney?
Editor Rob
Today I'd say Matthew, but then Clooney may have lost 1/4 by now. I doubt Matthew has lost anything yet.
Slim 6'1" said on 27/Sep/20
Slim 6'1" said on 24/Sep/20
181.5-182 out of bed
Bigger doesn’t equal better, proof that 5’10” is one of the best height to land at
Hulk.23 said on 24/Aug/20
I think he’s 5’10.5
Almost 180cm guy said on 23/Aug/20
Granted, Matthew could have looked anywhere from 5ft 10.5 to a full 5ft 11 from the early 90's, and he can still do today. Though 5ft 10.75 for Matthew and 6ft 2.25 for Samuel L. Jackson's peak height I consider reasonable numbers. However, pictures like this are probably not good for judging the height difference between them: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
But in many other photos from 1996, Samuel looked much taller than Matthew: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Ashley Judd was also in some of the photos. We must remember that Matthew had thicker shoes than Samuel and that Ashley was wearing heels: Click Here Click Here Click Here
Given the difference in their footewear, I'd say Sam could have looked even 6ft 2.5 with Matthew. Rob, would you say there is still a 6ft 2.25 chance for Samuel's peak height?
cmillz said on 21/Aug/20
Has kinda odd proportions that seem to make him look shorter. He really can look 5’9 proportionally in some photos.
John Bricker said on 2/Aug/20
179 cm for Matthew
Slim 6'1" said on 1/Aug/20
Realist said on 17/Jul/20
He always looks 5'11
Greg said on 14/Jul/20
@Rampage these are my guesses for these guys:
Clooney: 5’10.75-5’11 Peak 5’10.25-5’10.5 current
Bateman: 5’10.5-5’10.75ish
Crowe: 5’10.75-5’11 peak 5’10.5 current
McConaughey 5’10.5-5’11 his listing seems correct I would think he would measure 179.5 in the noon like myself our proportions look very similar.
DarkPower729 said on 14/Jul/20
Guy looks like a solid 5'11" dude to me. Gives a tallish impression without being actually tall- basically anyone sub 181cm and above 179.5cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jul/20
I think Bateman tried to claim 6ft at one point...I seem to remember you having him here at 181cm originally!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Jul/20
Rob who do you think measures tallest out of Clooney, Crowe Bateman and McConaughey?
Editor Rob
All arguable from 5ft 10.5 to 11...maybe Matthew on his best day can measure nearer 11.
I just can't see Crowe as 5ft 11.5 like he basically claimed, but then notice Matthew claimed 5ft 11.75, clooney pushed it once to 5ft 11.5 too!
Joseph177 said on 28/Jun/20
5'10 3/4 is spot on. His proportions are similar to Jake Gyllenhaal's. Short legs often makes him seem shorter than he is but I do believe he measures very close to 5'11.
181frenchman said on 3/May/20
He’s taller than Hugh Grant who you have listed at 180, either he’s shrunk or mcconaughey is a solid 5’11”.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Apr/20
Matt was so good and more than a little disturbing in the film 'Killer Joe'. It was directed by William Friedkin, famous for directing 'The Exorcist'

5ft10.75. πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ
I'm 6'3' said on 13/Apr/20
I think he's a little taller than 5'11' but only in the morning.
viper said on 27/Mar/20
5-10 max
Tr said on 24/Mar/20
Matt's legs look SO short in movie "Serenity" with pant legs rolled up.
Otherwise I'd have NEVER questioned height.
Poor planning in costume department.
I'm sure I'm not the ONLY one to notice.
Kieran S said on 5/Mar/20
I think this a bang on rating. He can give off the impression he's taller than he is because of his build.
TheBat said on 1/Mar/20
He's only 5'11.75" in 1.25 inch shoes. I give Matthew 5'10.5"
Animus said on 15/Dec/19
Rob, how tall do you think he looks with Frank Lampard? Click Here
(I'm not sure about their footwear)
Editor Rob
He can look in 5ft 11 range, I did have a look and he's got a brown boot but I'm not sure if it's that big a heel, though it's hard to tell on the grass.
TheBat said on 13/Dec/19
5'10.5". He's definitely not 5'11.75"
Nearly 180cm guy said on 13/Nov/19
I looked again at Matthew and sometimes I could really see the full 5'11" for him but the list 5'10.75" does not bother me. However, it is worth looking at his photos next to Samuel L. Jackson from 1996 again: Click Here Click Here
In these two photos Matthew is closer to the camera than Samuel, and in the next photo the camera angle is strangely set: Click Here
However, I found pictures where the camera angle is much better, Ashley Judd is also in these pictures: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
It is also worth remembering their footwear, because Samuel's shoes looked flat and Matthew's shoes like cowboy boots and Ashley probably was wearing heels: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Considering their footwear, peak height of Samuel really deserve an upgrade to 6'2.25". In 1996, Matthew and Ashley were in their 20s and Samuel was 47 years old and I doubt he would lose anything noticeable then. Rob, I have no problem with 5'10.75" for Matthew or 5'5.5" for Ashley but I really believe in 6'2.25" for Samuel in his prime.
Visitor said on 10/Nov/19
There was a funny scene in Sahara, where McConaughey and Steve Zahn were standing next to a door. Zahn appeared like a full head shorter. I don't know what tricks they used but it looked ridiculous. There's no way the difference between them is that big. Also looked like they were really avoiding showing them on equal ground so it's impossible to tell.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 4/Nov/19
πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆ Happy 5️⃣0️⃣th Birthday Matthew! πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚

A very Happy Birthday is wished for Matthew McConaughey as he reaches his half-century, his BIG 5️⃣-0️⃣ Birthday today.

5ft10.75. πŸŽŠπŸ˜πŸ’πŸŽ‰πŸ°


Please, Rob, could you add these particularly fine films to the listings above? They are as follows:- 'Killer Joe', 'Frailty' and 'The Wolf of Wall Street'. Thank you very much! πŸ˜πŸ‘
viper said on 23/Oct/19
6-3 Vernon Davis with Mcconaughey. Click Here

He looks 5-9
Greg said on 12/Oct/19
@CDS yeah I don’t think he would be just a flat 5’10 he rarely has looked that low at worst I can see him 5’10 range but he can often pull off 5’11. Most of those estimates are wrong because people just come up with random guesses.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 11/Oct/19
Rob, can you add True Detective to his credits? Have you seen it? Easily his best and most iconic role.
CDS said on 16/Aug/19
Watching Matthew in the film, "beach bum", good film btw. 6'3" - 6'4" snoop dogg absolutely towers over Matthew in this movie. A legit 6 footer (which Matthew claims, or 5'11.75", same difference lol) would look much closer to a 6'4" guy. My cousin has been in pics with snoop, and is a tad taller (he's about 6'3" or 6'4"), and is nowhere near THAT much taller than my legit 6' father for instance (many guess my dad at 6'1" btw). Going back to David lettermans 5'10" estimate, I think he hit the nail on the head.
Canson said on 2/Aug/19
@Johan: maybe 6’2.5 for Merriman with that pic
Johan 185 cm said on 1/Aug/19
pic with Vernon Davis

viper said on 27/May/19
Matthew looks the same height as
5-9.5 Lamont Jordan next to Merriman.
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Comes to his eyebrows so 4" making Merriman 6'2 3/4.

I was watching Interstellar and he could look very solid 5'11" at times next to John Lithgow and Michael Caine. He lost alot of weight and so can pull off looking taller at times, this listing is absolute max I would give him.
Del Mar said on 16/Jul/19
Always looked 5'10 1/2" ish
viper said on 7/Jun/19
At the absolute, absolute best he might be 5-10. Maybe
Joel Masterman said on 5/Jun/19
seems a classic 5"11 guy to me like leonardo Dicaprio in the wolf of wall street.
Canson said on 30/May/19
@Viper: Merriman looks 6’2-6’3” if MM is as tall as he’s listed. But then again he has camera advantage in his pic with Vernon Davis
viper said on 27/May/19
Matthew looks the same height as
5-9.5 Lamont Jordan next to Merriman.
Click Here

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viper said on 25/May/19
With 6-3 measured Vernon Davis
Click Here

With 6-2 pro day measured Shawne Merriman. Click Here
viper said on 25/May/19
Some years ago he looked 5-9 in a video with 5-10.5 Clinton Portis
viper said on 25/May/19
He looks 5-9 with 6-3 measured Vernon Davis and 6-2 measured Shawne Merriman.

5-10 max
JWS said on 18/May/19
I've stood next time twice for several minutes each time. In 2005, I was 5' 11" to 11 1/2" and was next to him at the UT versus Ohio State game for 5 hours at a bar. He had on flip flops versus my tennis shoes, and I felt I had a 1/2" on him. I was next to him 2018 again at the Dell Match Play when I was a marshal and he was walking inside the ropes with his wife. The ground was not that even, but I felt he may have had 1/2" on me this time. I may have shrunk 1/2" with back disc issues during this span. I can certify he is no shorter than 5' 10 1/2" and not taller than 5' 11 3/4".
HonestSlovene said on 7/May/19
He's either 5'10" or 5'11", point is he's 100% under 6'0" and never looked over 5'11" range in movies.
'Annonymous' said on 2/May/19
I've been looking at Matthew for some time and I think we can discuss anywhere from 5'10.75" to 5'11" in his case. It's true that he could sometimes look only 5'10.5" and other times he could look at 5'11.25" but from everything I saw, I wouldn't like to think of him as a typical guy 179 cm or 181 cm. Generally, somewhere around 180 cm I seem to be probable for him. Rob, look at his photos next to Ben Stiller from 2008:
Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Given that Stiller had slightly thicker shoes than Matthew, I could believe in the full five inches between them. Although Matthew's photos alongside Samuel L. Jackson from 1996 look strange: Click Here Click Here
Samuel has a pretty loose posture again, except that the posture from Matthew looks much better and Matthew is closer to the camera than Samuel. It is also worth paying attention to their footwear: Click Here Click Here
Matthew's shoes look like cowboy boots, while Samuel's shoes look flat. Here is another photo with a slightly strange camera angle: Click Here
But look at them now when the camera angle isn't favorable for Matthew and when Samuel's posture is a bit better: Click Here
Samuel could pulled 6'2.25" next to Matthew and I still think he deserves a fraction of over 6'2" as his peak height. The next strange thing is the photos of Matthew next to Ben Affleck and George Clooney from 2013:
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In addition, all three had very similar footwear then: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
If you look at Clooney next to Affleck, then Affleck might look solid four inches taller than him, although Clooney might have lost 1/4 inch then, but I would still give Ben a 6'2.5" as a more probable number. Matthew looked taller than Clooney, but his posture looks much better and Clooney really could lose a fraction of his height then. Rob, although I sometimes see a chance of full 5'11" for him, it doesn't bother me that you give him 5'10.75" and I can understand your estimation.
Joel Masterman said on 14/Apr/19
Rob I know this might sound a stupid question but what is a monogrammed bathrobe?
Editor Rob
Basically stitched in words, using gold thread probably 😎

At least it's not a tattoo though...
pauly e said on 8/Apr/19
Looked similar in height to Guy Fieri (who from what I can find online is listed as 5'10) on an old episode of Diners, drive ins and dives I watched this past weekend.
Dejavu said on 31/Mar/19
He is an interesting one. He can look anywhere from 5’10 to 5’11 plus. He can look like a strong 5’11 next to Channing Tatum.
Oneiroi said on 25/Mar/19
I would say McConaughey was 5'11.25" at his peak, but he has the worst posture I've ever seen in my life so he my guess for him is 5'10.5" in normal days.
eltic said on 10/Mar/19
Jimmy Fallon is not shorter than Matthew ! Watch the clip again ...
Henri Tero said on 27/Jan/19
I just walked past him today at an outdoor mall in Austin (the Domain). There's no way he's 6'

I'm 5'10" with shoes and he was my height with cowboy boots on.

I'd say he's 5'8" with no shoes on.
Stranger said on 16/Sep/18
I went here expecting people to say he looks shorter, but people think he looks taller? I can't be the only person to have noticed his somewhat odd body proportions. He has short legs and arms compared to his long torso, and the last bit of height seem to come from his neck. The photo of him standing next to Clooney and Affleck peefectly illustrates this. It shows that both Clooney's and Mcconaughey's shoulders are at the same level, however Matthew is a tiny bit taller due to his longer neck.

The guy is a chameleon though. By wearing his trousers at waist-level it creates the illusion of longer legs.

But here is a general rule:
Long legs/short torso ratio = you look taller
Short legs/long torso ratio = you look shorter

No, Matthew doesn't look quite tall in any photos I've seen of him. Rather the opposite. Although I believe his listing is fair. Don't see him over 6 foot at all.
Rising - 174 cm said on 13/Aug/18
@Gracian: I agree that Matthew is taller. In fairness, Clooney looks to have lost height since turning 50 and looks about 5'10" to me now, but I doubt he was ever taller than 5'10.5"(which is what Rob use to list him) and Matthew could be either 5'10.5"(which Rob also listed him at one point) or the current 5'10.75". McConaughey doesn't look above 179 to me with Jared Leto, but I think it's likely Clooney's 5'11.5" claim came from a measurement in shoes while Matthew also once measured his famous 5'11.75" in shoes and has never forgotten that measurement! Russell Crowe also strikes me as very similar height and makes a similar claim, though if anything, I'd guess Clooney the shortest of the three.
Gracian said on 6/Aug/18
Rob, Matthew and George Clooney are listed on your website as the same height, unfortunately I do not agree with that! Matthew looks taller than George, here is their common photos in 2013: Click Here
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Rob, what do you think about it? Please, Rob, answer me.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 12/Jun/18
I have see proper comparison between Jared Leto and McConaughey look like 3cm. Leto looks a legit 5'9 1/4 with Nicholas Cage, Jimmy Kimmel, Joel Kinnaman so McConaughey is probably a strong 5'10.5".
MAD SAM said on 8/Jun/18
He gives a tall impression though I think he’s about 179 cm
Otrun said on 6/Jun/18
How tall do you think Canelo Alvarez is with 5'11 McConaughey
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My guess is 169-170 cm
Editor Rob
170 is possible for Canelo
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 16/Apr/18
He looks 3”-4” inches taller than Robert Downey Jr. back in 2008, just as he towered over Tom Cruise and made Jack Black and Ben Stiller appear like teenagers height-wise. 5’11” really isn’t that unbelievable for Matthew Mcconaughey.
viper said on 14/Apr/18
His weight goes up and down so much
Lynx said on 10/Apr/18
He doesn't look 180 pounds btw, he always looks so thin
Andrew jiang said on 28/Mar/18
6'2 just like jake paul
GillietheGolfer said on 28/Mar/18
Love MM ....Faherty’s best interview
but no guy is tall with short legs...
Matt looks to be 5’ 8 max sans shoes...
Mr. R said on 17/Mar/18
Matt does not even break the 5-10 plane. I saw him at a screening in Hollywood, and I had to look down on him. I am just over 5-11.
Original said on 8/Feb/18
180 seems about right.
Animus said on 28/Jan/18
@Psychedelic Earth

I think he is shorter than a guy like DiCaprio. I think 5'10ΒΎ works well for him. He can look both shorter and taller.
MD said on 28/Jan/18
Doesn't look a thing taller than 5'10.5"(ish) Stephen Colbert, maybe even a bit shorter.
Psychedelic Earth 187 said on 25/Jan/18
Animus, do you think McConaughey is 180-181(5’11”)?
awkward said on 24/Jan/18
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how tall is Mark Patton from We are Marshall movie ? His basketball team listed him at 6-11 but next to Matthew he looks 6-8 at best and to best honest watching the movie I was guessing him at 6-5 / 6-7
Editor Rob
He could be 6ft 8
Animus said on 23/Jan/18
He can pull off looking taller than his listing, but his proportions don't signal a six-footer.
JJAK said on 8/Jan/18
He consistently looks about 5 11 to 6 foot onscreen be it shoes or short support actors.
Cant see him ever dipping below this think a half inch more early in day likely Leo height.
Should be noted he measures up amazingly with 6 footers, can think of numerous movies.
Greg said on 1/Jan/18
@Ajay I mean most guys boost themselves up, esp when they claim specific fractions. Letterman called Mcconaughey out on his bs when he said he was 5'11 3/4, but he said 5'10, personally I think at worst he would be 5'10.5 at some point of the day, 5'10 might be an ultimate low for him.. he seems close to 5'11.
Ajay said on 30/Dec/17
Rob, dont you think there's a chance this guy could be 5'10 and just wear lifts? I mean he is frauding his hair by wearing a hair system and claiming to have grown it with scam product regenix, it wouldn't be strange if he frauded his height with lifts. He is already claiming a BS height.
Editor Rob: not seen enough to think he was as short as 5ft 10.
Lol said on 25/Dec/17
Rob I can't believe you downgraded Mathew but you still keep brad Pitt at 1.80. 180 may be his out of bed height but he's nothing more than 1.78.7 in the evening!!
Greg said on 21/Dec/17
@F97 lol how would we know you didn't even tell us your height?
MAD SAM said on 15/Dec/17
This guy is definitely above 180 cm and can also pass for 181 cm
Claire said on 10/Dec/17
I've seen him in person more than once at U of Texas, Austin campus. He's definitely taller than me and I'm 5'10". Every time I've seen him he's been in sneakers or flip-flops. He has lousy posture though which is kinda surprising as he appears to be incredibly fit and very muscular.
FrankBurns said on 30/Nov/17
In a close up scene in Tropic Thunder, McConaughey and Tom Cruise appear to be very close to the same height. McConaughey is leaning slightly in... slightly... There are many possibilities to consider here. I will split them all down the middle, if you will, and give McConaughey a 5' 10.25"
Liam said on 21/Nov/17
Legit 180 maybe even 181
F97 said on 18/Nov/17
Rob how would I look if I stod next to Matthew?
Jeremy said on 17/Nov/17
Jimmy Fallon is taller than him, and Justin Timberlake is taller than Fallon. This is what I see

Timberlake: 182-183 in shoes 185 why he claims 6’1”
Fallon: 180-181 in shoes 183 why he claims 6’0”
McConaughey: 178-179

He’s 5’10”-5’10.5.”
Junior said on 14/Nov/17
5'10.75" can only be slightly before a mid day height for McConaughey. 5'10.5" would be a low.
Anonymous said on 13/Nov/17
he claims 1.82 not 1.83 and he kinda looks 1.81 if you think about it
randomuser said on 4/Nov/17
@Anonymous You're clearly a heightist
Anonymous said on 3/Nov/17
Damn. He easily looks 6’1”, like a properly tall dude. Not that 5’11” is a bad height.
Grit said on 25/Oct/17
I see 5'11" maybe 5'11.25"
Slim said on 28/Sep/17
@rob, What do you say matttew reaches after a 12 hour sleep?
Editor Rob: well the first thing he reaches is for his monogrammed Robe and then wishes that morning height lasted all day...
KH said on 5/Sep/17
Not sure he is quite this tall to be honest. 5'10.5 is more like it and to be honest in some movies he struggles to look quite that much. If his Dad is as tall as Matthew claims he is he must have came out bad in the genetic lottery for height to be so much shorter.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Aug/17
He said in a Playboy interview that his father was "six-three or six-four and weighed about 260"
Slim183 said on 21/Aug/17
Arch, it's probably cause he's got meat on his bones again....
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Aug/17
He claimed that height again in a recent interview
Arch Stanton said on 19/Aug/17
He seems to have finally regained his former look, he really looked ill for years after Dallas Buyers Club.
Meme Dude said on 17/Aug/17
I got a lanky vibe from him. Always thought he was 6'1 area. But now that I realize he looks 5'11
Marquis said on 17/Aug/17
He claims 6'. He isn't.
Rising - 174 cm said on 16/Aug/17
@Sammy Derrick: That's possible, but I think he'd probably stand straighter when measured and it does seem he probably measured 5'11.75" in shoes at one point because he can't seem to stop claiming that height! So it just depends on whether those were more 1" or 1.25" shoes. He can give a pretty tall impression at times, taller than Clooney ever did, imo.
Sammy Derrick said on 15/Aug/17
@Rising - 174 cm and @Slim 182 cm I think he also has poor posture just look at his head and neck,he's kinda hunched over,if he stood like a military officer,he'd be close to 5'11.
Slim 182 cm said on 11/Aug/17
His lean and muscular physique kinda makes him look taller, but imma say robs listing is fine.

He just measured himself wearing one inch shoes guys, There's no mystery at all. He's a great actor btw.
Rising - 174 cm said on 10/Aug/17
@Sammy Derrick: It's funny Matthew says him being 5'11 3/4" considering if you count the bathrobe in the 2005 People Magazine feature, that's at least 4 times I remember Matthew telling interviewers he's 5'11.75" since 2000. But technically he may be right in that even all the people he's told he's 5'11.75" may not KNOW he's 5'11.75" since they're probably thinking "Nah, you're a good inch shorter than that." But I'll give him this, he's consistent. He'd probably get along well with Russell Crowe. I think more like 5'10.5" considering he's been shorter than Clinton Portis, who McConaughey can appreciate was measured 5'10 7/8" since he likes precise figures so much. I can't find the video that was up years ago, but McConaughey was shorter than Portis more recently as well, here's a recent pic:

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I do agree he probably measured it at least at one point in shoes and it's not the worst exaggeration as I believe the 5'10.75" listing is possible, but I do think to be shorter than a 5'10 7/8" measured athlete at least twice, including on video, a least a 3/8" difference is likely.
pauly e said on 8/Aug/17
Sammy Derrick said on 2/Aug/17
Click Here = 0:23
He says in the video,'5'11 and 3 quarters'...which isn't bad considering he's only added an inch.

Exactly. I've always thought he's giving a 'shoes on' height when he says that.
Tucker said on 7/Aug/17
My wife insisted that I post a comment about Matt's height. We both went to college with Matt and socialized with him regularly at the campus watering holes. She's 5'10" barefoot and when we knew him, he was slightly shorter than her, maybe 1/2" shorter. I will say that he typically wore boots and fluffed up his hair, which made him appear to be 6'. This was in the early '90's, so maybe he's taken growth hormones since then. But I doubt it. True height, if measured without shoes,5'9" plus a fraction.
Sammy Derrick said on 2/Aug/17
Click Here = 0:23
He says in the video,'5'11 and 3 quarters'...which isn't bad considering he's only added an inch.
Morris said on 1/Aug/17
he seems 10 cm taller than Emile Hirsch in killer joe.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jul/17
181.6cm out of bed
Rising - 174 cm said on 26/Jul/17
@Celebheights 6'1.5: I said on George's page not long ago that while I guess Clooney, McConaughey and Russell Crowe all at 5'10.5" peak, if I had to choose I'd say Clooney was the shortest of the 3 since I can't see Clooney any taller than 179 cm peak, but I do think there's a decent chance the other two could have been 5'10.75". However, nowadays, I don't even think George has been 179 cm since turning 50. Somewhere around 178 and I do agree with Slim that George is about 5'10" flat these days due to age and his bad back.

@Slim: McConaughey does seem height conscious considering he's claimed 5'11.75" repeatedly for at least 17 years as far as I know and he has worn cowboy boots at times, but I actually think his posture, particularly around his neck isn't very good at times.

@nowdatsfresh: If there actually is a good picture of the two STANDING next to each other I'd be very interested to see it because all I've seen of the two jogging have been pictures taken while they were running, which are worthless for height comparisons.
Slim 182 cm said on 26/Jul/17
@6'1.5, george Clooney is actually a flat 5'10 guy. And McConaughey is a big shoe wearer/posture conscious.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 25/Jul/17
With George Clooney:

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He looks taller.
Guest66 said on 24/Jul/17
Dmeyer, he actually looked noticeably shorter than him. Low 5'10" range is believable for MM
Slim 182 cm said on 19/Jul/17
Agreed, the guys lucky to be a weak 5'11, yet alone a weak 6'
Cameron said on 16/Jul/17
I agree with this listing, another case of his build and posture make him look taller.
Dmeyer said on 12/Jul/17
Could look very close in height to 5'11,5 Fallon so not under 5'10,75
nowdatsfresh said on 11/Jul/17
There's a picture of him and Lance Armstrong (5'9") standing next to each other during one of their beach runs, and they're about the same height. He's 5'10" tops.
Slim 181 cm said on 10/Jul/17
No shorter than 5ft10.25
Slim 181 cm said on 8/Jul/17
Big mistake, I think he wore cowboys in "Dallas buyers club". He still held his own against Leto who wore womens heels πŸ‘  πŸ˜‚
Slim 181.5 cm said on 5/Jul/17
Guys, what if matthew was just claiming his morning height and his afternoon height is 5"11.25? Maybe
Just curious, and optimistic.
lol said on 29/Jun/17
he was written as 6'1 when he debuted right? now he's 5'11. oh hollywood stars

Yeah 5'11 is his height
Slim 181 cm said on 26/Jun/17
Cmon rob, he's a genuine 5'11, as seen in Dallas buyers club, he was eye to eye with Leto while in normal shoes while Leto being in heels πŸ‘ .
Lorne??? said on 17/Jun/17
This listing could explain his 5ft'11.75 claim, in typical 1 inch shoes...

However I still think a full 5'11 is possible(maybe he had 2cm dress l shoes or Can type), however he can seem 179cm at times, though I doubt he would measure that low. 179.5-180, 180.5 not impossible.(Neither is a flat 179cm, though seems unlikely, Rob might measure him right on 180 w/ the Stadio)
S.J.H said on 13/Jun/17
Fallon had a little high up shoulder level might be the cause of shorter neck. McConaughey had a normal proportion by shoulder level look 3-4cm shorter than Fallon but head and eye level look right on listing. To me i give it lowest McConaughey is 5'10.5 and Fallon is always 5'11.25
max said on 10/Jun/17
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Here he is next to fallon and if fallon is 5'11.5.
Morningheight 181.5cm said on 4/Jun/17
I don't see him as being as tall as 183cm though 180.5cm max for him.
RisingForce said on 29/May/17
5'10.5" remains my guess, but I still think there's a chance he straightens up his posture and hits 5'11", however, he's standing perfectly straight here and looks no more than 2" taller than Ryan Phillippe: Click Here I don't think Ryan is much more than 5'8", if at all, but it is possible he has something going on in those boots. If you consider Kate Hudson at about 5'9" in heels, Matthew doesn't look any more than 182 cm in shoes that may be near 3 cm in the photo on Kate's page. It's funny, I actually have both McConaughey and George Clooney at 5'10.5" peak, Rob has them the same height as well at 1/4" taller, but if either was taller, I'd expect Matthew to edge out Clooney peak since I see a better chance of Matthew reaching 180 cm range. I'd be more certain nowadays, but then I think Matthew is at his peak and Clooney isn't. Both are guys whose posture isn't always the best. Unfortunately, I forgot the difference between Matthew and Sam Shepard in Mud(excellent movie, btw). Seeing Shepard's mugshot, he might be a good reference for McConaughey nowadays.
Mr Height (Sr. Alturas) said on 24/Apr/17
Camila is 172cm/173cm (5'8). How come he is 5'11?!? NO WAY! You can see him with Kate Hudson (5'6) barefoot in the film "fools gold" and you can see what I mean.
RisingForce said on 14/Apr/17
I'll try again on the pic with Camila Alves both in sandals since it strangely didn't work: Click Here Not a perfect pic, but 5'10.75" actually looks spot on IF she's 5'9". Note: If it still doesn't work, you can look on Google images. If they're not standing still in the pic it's not the one I'm posting since I'd never post a mid-stride pic for height comparison.
RisingForce said on 13/Apr/17
Actually, I think he looks around 5'11" quite often, but admittedly he did look shorter than 5'10 7/8" Clinton Portis on video and I'm not sure why he only looks 177-178 cm here with 174 cm Gary Oldman: Click Here It's strange he looks shorter than Scott Eastwood below as I think Scott may be more 178-179 cm, though we can't see their feet. If Camila Alves is 5'9" then Matthew looks somewhere in the 5'10" range here: Click Here But posture makes it hardly conclusive. Matthew is also clearly taller than Woody Harrelson who I'm not at all convinced is only 5'9". It's unfortunate all those jogging pics are either walking or running since if one was found standing still, it'd be interesting to see the difference. Anyway, Rob's old 5'10.5" listing may have been spot on, but you can argue 5'11" as well. BTW Peter, height in shoes is NOT more accurate since shoes can vary a lot. Most people judge height compared to their own height - they're not seeing them next to a height chart. If someone is measured 5'9" barefoot and sees someone their height, they're likely to estimate that person 5'9". Nobody would then say, "but we both have shoes so 5-10." Now if someone was measured and didn't think to take their shoes off, their perspective would likely be in shoes, but they wouldn't then estimate less if they're both bare foot on the beach than they would if they're both in 1" sneakers playing basketball.
HonestSlovene said on 13/Apr/17
Looks the same height as Scott Eastwood.
Balrog said on 13/Apr/17
You can't trust a guy who has his height in a bathrobe, Jesus Christ.

He looks 5'10.5" to me, can pull off 5'11" but looks 5'10" quite often
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 5/Apr/17
He has a long torso, short legs, average arms and a relatively long neck and face. Those make him seem shorter.
Paleman said on 3/Apr/17
I'd be very surprised if he measured under 180cm. 5'10"75-5'11" range looks fine for him. I thought he was like 6'1" when I first saw him on screen - always looks so lanky and athletic.
MD said on 3/Apr/17
With 5'10.75" Scott Eastwood:

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Heylo said on 21/Mar/17
I mention it one more time, I think this is important. His neck posture is often awful which is obvious from a side angle. When he is getting measured, he is likely to correct his head posture in order to hit the wall. So he could be slightly over 5'11 when he is measured but many times in his day to day life, he might be shorter because of his head/neck posture.
Peter said on 21/Mar/17
I think he's 5'11.75 WITH shoes on which is his height 99% of the time when people see him. So he's not lying about his really height really it is just some people say their height with shoes on because that is the height you are seen in public the most. That is why your wear shoes on passport height or mugshots so people can identify you by your height in public. I feel like most heights on here are measured with shoes on or their tallest morning height which I think should be the standard measure. That is how maximum tall you are without faking it. Then you can take off 1cm to get their evening height.
Matthew is probably 5'10.75 barefoot morning height. This is my opinion.
RisingForce said on 5/Mar/17
There's no way Matthew doesn't know or care about his height. Not only is it on his bathrobe, but he said way back in 2000 "5-11 3/4, not 6 feet" and then just a few years back with Letterman "5-11 3/4, never been 6 feet." He's made a point of letting people know it for probably 2 decades now. Wherever he first got that 5-11 3/4 line from, he sure remembered it! Regardless, he's probably 5'10.5" barefoot.
King of the hill 91 said on 8/Feb/17
Rob could he be 180cm weake or flat what is the lowest and most you would put him
Victor Surratt said on 24/Jan/17
I think he is a solid 1.82, MAYBE a very weak 1.83 at his peak in another time, but he have a very bad posture in single movie where i see him.
Joel said on 20/Jan/17
Hi Rob would you argue a case for this guy being a solid 5"11 inches?
Keithg said on 8/Jan/17
5ft11.25 tops
Joel said on 1/Jan/17
I think he is a Solid 183cm if you watch the video on YouTube of him and Woody Harrelson at the Emmys you can see there is a clear 2 inches difference in height.
Hijopotamus said on 1/Jan/17
This guy walks the street literally barefoot. Also in movies he diesn't have any problem unlike Brad Pitt who you will never ever see barefoot not even in the beach. So he shouldnt lie when he talks about his heigh or maybe he doesnt care at all and gets it wrong. This happens to me when people ask how much I weight. I dont weigh myself because I dont really care so I can say any number...
Guest66 said on 27/Dec/16
Thing is that 5'11 and 3/4 claim doesn't have any sense, as it is so close to 6 foot nobody who really measured that tall would ever claim it, unless you're some kind of precise weirdo. And MM himself said "I've never been a six foot." Oh come on, at 5'11 and 3/4" you've never been a six foot ? He is looking barely taller than 5'9 Leto.
RainbowBlaster5 said on 26/Dec/16
He said in a people magazine interview . The theme was something only I know about myself and he said . "I am exactly 5'11 and 3/4"
184-182 said on 23/Nov/16
I would kind of hope he is closer to 5'11 and 3/4" than not. I mean you can lie about your height at the DMV, but you can't just go around with an inaccurate bathrobe height listing. It's just not right.
ROGER said on 17/Nov/16
Hey there guys!

I saw him about 6 months ago at the football stadium in Austin, TX. I had the chance to pass beside him and I swear he wasn't near 5'11 as this website claims. He was probably in the 5'9 range FOR SURE!
I'm 5'8.5 and I was wearing sneakers that day....he was also wearing normal footwear and he was probably just an inch taller than me. It's amazing how tall he looks at WOLF OF WALLSTREET next to Dicaprio but in REALITY he's average height. I'LL SAY BAREFOOT AROUND 5'9 TO 5'10.
King of the hill 91 said on 3/Nov/16
He has lost loads of weight could he have lost any height rob
pauly e said on 24/Oct/16
there is a pic of MM and the rock on rock's instagram from earlier today. you can't see footwear but Rock looks to have about 5 inches on MM. so if Rock really is 6'3, then MM is 5'10. and some would argue that the rock is more 6'2ish
Peter 179cm said on 22/Oct/16
He can look anywhere in 178-180 range in most pics.
He probably got a shoe measurement and didn't really bother claiming it.
My guess is a solid 179cm at night so i think 5'10.5 is fair.
Josh Jeffords said on 19/Oct/16
Mat is at least the rated height now.
He has looked as much as 6ft onnscreen.
Not sure about his health but all the weight change can't help.
Could be shrinking he's no spring chicken.
Looked an inch or so under bale early 2000s.
travis said on 19/Oct/16
he look about 5'11 and he lanky like me
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 15/Oct/16
I get a taller impression from him on screen than I do with George Clooney for some reason.
JasonT said on 13/Oct/16
I hear by many who meet him in person always state he's around 5'8" Also he always seen wearing thick shoes and boots.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Oct/16
Dallas Buyers was three years back now, last photo of him I saw he still looked very thin and drawn in the face. He does seem pretty laid back for a film star, I think a large part of that is his lifestyle, he seems a very outdoorsy sort of guy and likes to surf/keep fit which might help him remain more grounded than many others might.
S.J.H said on 2/Oct/16
Rob, maybe he was more 5'10.5? 5'11.75 with typical 3cm shoes?
Editor Rob: I think the almost 5ft 11 is still possible, but I'm sure many would estimate him taller and many a bit shorter.
S.J.H said on 2/Oct/16
I guess 5'10 is closer when looking picture of him next to jarred-leto who was more like 5'8 guy than 5'9
S.J.H said on 2/Oct/16
I guess 5'10 is closer when looking picture of him next to jaredd leto who was more like 5'8 guy than 5'9
Roddick said on 2/Oct/16
ROB at letterman's show he described him at 5'10. i think he gotta be downgraded here
Matt179 said on 1/Oct/16
Same height as me with 2 T letter in his name! I need to lose weight and get down too 175,im overweight at the moment, I like that you can kinda gauge his build with the same weight if i can get down to 175.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Sep/16
I lot of them have incredibly manufactured personalities where they try too hard to come across as charming and articulate. You can see right through them. But McConaughey I think is one of the few that hasn't fallen into that trap and has stayed true to himself up to now. He has always seemed like a naturally confident but affable guy who would light up any room he walks into. That Texan can't fake that....very self-deprecating aswell. As for his thinner look, that was just for one role...he's put that weight back on since
Arch Stanton said on 27/Sep/16
When you watch a film like Contact from the 90s you forget how Hollywooderized these celebs become, how much more weight and puppy fat in the face he had back then, more regular guy normal looking! A lot of these actors become too thin and chiselled looking I think, too much surgery too.
Editor Rob: also, many become a bit detached with reality at times.

I guess being worshipped and having yes-men around can do that to some...but there are a lot who probably manage to avoid delusions of grandeur and are far more grounded and humble.
Dmeyer said on 21/Sep/16
5 ft 10,75 is perfect exactly 1in round up
Normal. Tall guy said on 19/Sep/16
The only way he will ever see 6-foot is if they sew on Shaquille O'Neal's legs to his bird body torso he is only 5 foot 8
JohnnyBeGood said on 19/Sep/16
Rob, it's a bit unrelated, but what do you think the ideal height for a guy would be? Do you think McConaughey is at a good height as is, or it would be better if he were say, 6ft 3?
Editor Rob: it seems an ideal height for many is 6ft 1 or 2 from all I've read.

About 5ft 11 is certainly going to be a desirable and ideal height for the man who is shorter than that.
Simon said on 28/Aug/16
I've seen this guy in a lot of movies and public appearences that he has given, and he has always given the impression of being tall. Yet he's listed at 180 cm flat. A height Jamie Dornan is also listed at, who in 50 Shades of Grey played a character whose physical appearence is referred to as "tall" both in the script in the original novel. The general perception of tallness, I would say lie somewhere in the 185 cm range today. In my opinion it should be right where these guys belong, between 5'10 and 5'11. I can give many other examples that manage to pull of tallness in this range, to name a few Andrew Garfield, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Beckham and Brad Pitt.
Kurt (: said on 10/Aug/16
With 174cm (5'8.5) Robert Duvall: Click Here

What do you think, Rob?
Editor Rob: a photo that close is probably a little unfair to young Matthew :)
Heylo said on 17/Jul/16
I actually don't think that he's that far off 6ft, I think that he very likely could be 5'11.5. And this is why, Matthew has a terrible posture. And I don't mean his back or his shoulders but his NECK. At first when I saw True Detective, I thought it was for his character. Later on, I looked at some photos at IMDB and he seem to stand that way in real life as well.. He could gain half an inch by standing straight with his neck I believe. He could be a strong 181cm or about 5'11.5.

What's your thoughts about this Rob? Ever thought about his neck posture? Only looks obvious from a side angle which makes comparisons next to others hopeless when the perspective is on the front. I think he might be more honest about his height than what we think. He could simply be rounding up from 5'11.5 to 6ft.
To me, he also looked less than a full inch shorter than 6ft Christian Bale.
Irene McCarthy said on 8/Jul/16
You "WISH" you were 5 11 3/4'
Mat said on 22/Jun/16
@Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 18/Jun/16
Why the downgrade? He always looks to be at least 5'11", and sometimes even 181 CM.

Look at the photos I posted below of Mcconaughey with Leto. That's why he got a downgrade. Unless rob is wrong about Leto and he is 5'10, then 5'10 3/4 is the most Mcconaughey can be. He has rarely looked over 5'11, and most of the time he looks sub 5'11 or even 5'10. Mcconaughey could even be shorter than that, that's my opinion.
CS said on 19/Jun/16
This listing feels right.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 18/Jun/16
Why the downgrade? He always looks to be at least 5'11", and sometimes even 181 CM.
Editor Rob: ultimately I think it might be a better fit, but of course I could be wrong!
Johan said on 18/Jun/16
Another 1/4 inch and we are there :) Solid 5'10.5" guy who measured with Nikes on after morning run.
Shredder said on 17/Jun/16
Actually their claims of 5'11 3/4 and 5'11 do add up ... but both are lying.
MD said on 16/Jun/16
Do not monkey around with Leto's page.
Crypto139 said on 16/Jun/16
He sure is lanky for only 180 cm.
Mat said on 15/Jun/16
It's a good thing you adjusted him Rob, so do you think now that there is some possibility of 178 cm at night for Mathew? (I think you should adjust a bit Leto too)
Editor Rob: I wouldn't guess as low as 178cm.

Looking through leto's page it seems he has been guessed from as low as 5ft 8 to 5ft 10 range, I think 5ft 9 or a bit over is possible, with good posture he can look near 5ft 10 at times.
Mat said on 15/Jun/16
Editor Rob: I couldn't rule out the chance Leto is a bit over 5ft 9, that may well be possible

So are you telling me that Leto looks 5'9.5 here? Click Here

He looks at the most 0.5 shorter than Mcconaughey. Click Here

Unless he wears lifts, you need to change either this or the other listing. This is not a 2 inch difference. It's not even a 1 inch difference.
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Please take into consideration my comment. Take a better look yourself at the photos, don'tignore them. There's just no photo out there that indicates anything near a 2 inch difference between these 2 guys.

This is the most Mcconaughey has ever looked taller than Leto : Click Here I see barely 1.5 inches here, though his head is closer to the camera, so 1 inch.
Editor Rob: 1.5 is probably the most I could see between them, so maybe 10.75 is the most I could give Matthew against Leto...who himself might fall into solid 5ft 9 range. Out of the two I'd have said Leto was the one with good posture, matthew more looser.
Mat said on 12/Jun/16
Editor Rob: sometimes if a guy is standing more static and greets someone in movement, it can make them appear shorter, but there are some who would guess Matthew as short as 5ft 10.

I haven't seen enough to think he is that low.

So, do you think that Mconaughey has 2 inches on Leto? Cause in almost every photo of them together, Jared looks at most 1 inch shorter, and in a lot they look the same
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Here Leto looks to have footwear disadvantage, how do you explain that??

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Click Here They are looking eye to eye for God's sake! Click Here Unless Leto is 5'10, I can't see what you see.
Editor Rob: I couldn't rule out the chance Leto is a bit over 5ft 9, that may well be possible
Mat said on 6/Jun/16
Rob, what do you think of Letterman's 5'10 guess on Mcconaughey? I think he was in a good position to judge him...
Editor Rob: sometimes if a guy is standing more static and greets someone in movement, it can make them appear shorter, but there are some who would guess Matthew as short as 5ft 10.

I haven't seen enough to think he is that low.
Mat said on 27/May/16
Rob do you think Matthew is a guy who could wear lifts?
Editor Rob: it wouldn't shock me, but small lifts are really hard to tell, the half inch kind...these are the sneaky lifts some actors wear to go from say a weak 5ft 11 to a decent/strong 5ft 11 at times.
Mat said on 26/May/16
Rob will you give him a weak 5'11 listing for starters? You used to have him at that
Editor Rob: I don't know, at times he looks it, other times when he stands well he pulls off looking 5ft 11...
Mightyman said on 24/May/16
My lady friend met him outside the Gym a year or so ago and they chatted a little. She's exactly 5'9 in flat shoes and she says that he was the same if not slightly shorter than her in sneakers.
paulkersey32 said on 24/May/16
He was never 180. Hes fit sure but even that height with how lean he was at peak he'd be bigger. Even if slightly. I'm that exacwheight so its easy to compare
Mat said on 18/May/16
@Editor Rob: in some photos it can look near enough it.

So, is there a chance of a 5'10 or 5'10.5 range for Mcconaughey?
Editor Rob: yes of 5ft 10.5, I'm not so sure he'd be just 5ft 10 though.
Mat said on 16/May/16
Rob isn't this a 2 inch difference? Click Here
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Editor Rob: in some photos it can look near enough it.
Dejavu said on 23/Apr/16
He is an inch under Channjng Tatum probably 5'11
pauly e said on 1/Apr/16
Andrea said on 23/Mar/16
Sure, because it's quite normal in this world that people wake up and measure themselves... :)
His claim, 5'11.75, probably comes from a shoe measurement! The question is how thick "the shoes" are? The full 5'11 is a bit optimistic, 5'10.75 would probably be fairer, if you consider the "classic 1 inch shoes" :)
But you can argue he doesn't look much over 5'10 at times, that' sure!

I agree with this 100%. Most people give a shoes on height and the vast majority won't bat an eye at the claim.
Andrea said on 23/Mar/16
Sure, because it's quite normal in this world that people wake up and measure themselves... :)
His claim, 5'11.75, probably comes from a shoe measurement! The question is how thick "the shoes" are? The full 5'11 is a bit optimistic, 5'10.75 would probably be fairer, if you consider the "classic 1 inch shoes" :)
But you can argue he doesn't look much over 5'10 at times, that' sure!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Mar/16
His bathrobe height is most likely his out of bed height
Editor Rob: instead of a warning label he has an 'Out of Bed' label...
amaterasu said on 17/Mar/16
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I think he is somewhere in 5'10.25-0.5" range, same with Jake. And 5'9" Leto here is having cowboy boots or something.
LM said on 16/Mar/16
I met and spoke to him face to face at the SXSW festival in Texas a couple of years ago. I am 6'2 and I was looking down on him, I would say at best he's 5'10. I have mates who are 5'11 who are taller than him.
Arch Stanton said on 29/Feb/16
"If he's really over 180 pounds, then there's no way that he's under 5'11". He looks so skinny on average to where it makes him appear to as if he's lanky. "

You've obviously not looked at him pre Dallas Buyer's. He looked easily 180 pounds. Since he dropped the weight for Dallas though he seems to have failed to regain his former build and still has that gaunt look last time I saw him. Last I saw of him he looked in 165-170 range. I really don't think he would have 5'11.75 on his robe if he wasn't actually measured at exactly that. But it has to be in dress shoes or his out of bed measurement.
MD said on 19/Feb/16
He hasn't weighed that much in years.
pauly e said on 19/Feb/16
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 16/Feb/16
If he's really over 180 pounds, then there's no way that he's under 5'11". He looks so skinny on average to where it makes him appear to as if he's lanky.

that's a good point. I think he said in the infamous letterman interview (where David Letterman said MM was 5'10) that his weight was 182. If he really were a flat 5'10, I would say he has the build of a 170 lb guy. He could be 5'11 if he really weights 182 lb.
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 16/Feb/16
If he's really over 180 pounds, then there's no way that he's under 5'11". He looks so skinny on average to where it makes him appear to as if he's lanky.
177-178 cm guy said on 2/Feb/16
5'10.5". Nolan edges him out by a bit.
Mat said on 1/Feb/16

Well, he has already lied about how he recovered from his hairloss with that Regenix crap, why wouldn't he lie about his height? If he really were 5'11 3/4, he would have said 6'. But he is quite shorter than that for sure. 5'10.5-11 is his range and he wears lifts
Wow said on 28/Jan/16
Can't believe the bathrobe thing but I guess it has to be right. Surprised that isn't given as his height on the site. McConaughey would surely say he was 6ft if he had any inclination to stretch the truth.
Aaron zamora said on 28/Jan/16
Rob, what if 5'11.75 was a shoe measurement? I feel like McConaughey is a 5'10.5-5'10.75 guy. Most likely a 5'10.75 guy that's if Jimmy Kimmel is actually 5'11.25 as listed.
Editor Rob: a lot of the time I have thought he could fall a fraction under 5ft 11, then other times I think the guy could hold the 5ft 11 mark.
Dmeyer said on 21/Jan/16
5 ft 10.75 and rounds 1in
Mat said on 18/Jan/16
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Rob, isn't that at least a 0.5 inch difference in all of the pics? Either Nolan is 5'11.5 or Matthew is a weak 5'11. Right? In the last photo it looks like 1.5 in difference, although he doesn't have the best posture...
Editor Rob: depends on posture, that can be harder to tell with small differences
pauly e said on 21/Dec/15
RisingForce said on 20/Dec/15
5'11" might be a stretch, imo. Didn't he look shorter than 5'10.7" measured Clinton Portis on video? And I don't remember him looking that much taller than 5'9" Lance Armstrong.

yes.....i remember seeing that video almost 10 years ago but can't find it now. Clinton Portis was measured at 5'10-7/8" at the combine. that is a very early morning height as i know they measure and weigh these guys early in the morning. Clinton Portis would probalby be listed at 5'10-1/2 on this site as I would imagine he would be closer to that in the evening.

I've always thought that MM's 5'11-3/4" claim is a shoes on height, putting him somewhere around 5'10-1/2 barefoot. easy enough to pass for 5'10 or 5'11.
RisingForce said on 20/Dec/15
5'11" might be a stretch, imo. Didn't he look shorter than 5'10.7" measured Clinton Portis on video? And I don't remember him looking that much taller than 5'9" Lance Armstrong.
Appe 6ft 0.5 said on 19/Dec/15
179 cm before bed
Allie said on 18/Dec/15
I guess if it was a half inch then you could say it, but it is easier to round or say almost 6ft or something.
Anyways I bet more on 178-179 then 180-181.

One thing that's always bugged me is how his wife a model gets listed as 5'9, yet if you google her pics with Adriana Lima whose somewhere in the 5'10 range, there's no way she's just an inch shorter. She also never looks 5'9 range with Matthew in similar footwear.
Chris said on 13/Dec/15
He said on letter he was "five eleven, three quarters, i've never been 6ft" which letterman dismissed and said "no way, 5'10!." Usually, if a guy was 182cm, they'd just say 6ft, not be that specific, 180cm is the highest i'd go for him, not to mention jimmy fallon was taller than him.
HB183 said on 29/Nov/15
Great actor, looks a decent 5'10".
Darren510 said on 21/Oct/15
The 5'11.75 comment was odd. Most guys would just say 6'0. He is hard to pin down. He can look near 6'0 at times. I say minimum 5'10.5 and 5'11.25 tops
amaterasu said on 19/Oct/15
Another 5'10" range guy, but listed as 5'11" here. His 5'11" and three quarters claim dosent even makes sense, as someone who is genuinely 5'11.75" will never claim himself as ,,5'11" and something" , but just will say 6ft. Maybe he meant hes 5'10.75" ? Which still can be just his morning height, because next to someone who is 180-1 guy like Nolan, MM looks 1in shorter.
Andrea said on 14/Oct/15
Rob, how much difference you see here? Click Here
The other guy is an italian actor i've already shown you... With James Marsden and Javier Bardem you said he could pull off 6'1 but I also told you he said 183 and 184 in the past! He recently came out with 183 again on Twitter so I doubt he's any taller than that! You can argue he's a bit over 183 but no more!
[Editor Rob: in the photo there can look 2 inches. I don't know if the Italian chap's head is slightly nearer though.]
Bugsy said on 22/Sep/15
I saw him on TV standing next to Jimmy Fallon (who is claimed as "a solid 6' guy" here). On the show, McConaughey actually looked a slight bit taller than Fallon. Something doesn't add up. In my opinion that is the fact that Jimmy Fallon is absolutely not 6 feet tall, around 5'11" would seem about right for him as well.
pauly e said on 14/Sep/15
I've always thought the same thing Mike: that the 5'11.75" claim is a shoes on height.
Mike said on 11/Sep/15
He claimed 5'11.75 in a Letterman interview, which letterman immediately dismissed, guessing "5'10" as mcconaughey's actual height. My guess would be 5'11.75 is his morning height with shoes on. Around 5'10.5 seems realistic.
juan said on 11/Aug/15
he is the same height as jared leto so he is 5 9.5 at best
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Aug/15
Rob, you should add The Wedding Planner, Dazed & Confused, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, Amistad, True Detective (TV series), Magic Mike, Killer Joe and The Lincoln Lawyer to that line. Far better known than some of the ones up there
Sam said on 21/Jul/15
Always had him down as 179cm. Solid-average/slighty above, but nothing more. I assume Letterman was probably just guessing McConaughey the lowest possible end of his range, which is not impossible to do if you're right in the middle of said heights, but I think he could measure a fraction or so above 5ft10. Nothing over 5ft11, which is a bit of a generous listing for him.
hijopotamus said on 3/Jul/15
Zyzz, did you watch the Letterman interview? I guess not.
zyzz said on 29/Jun/15
people saying he's under 180cm are delusion. McConaughey is a solid 5'11.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Jun/15
Danimal says on 16/Jun/15
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 2/May/15
Rob, do you still his claim could be the second he gets out of bed?
[Editor Rob: yeah he could measure that out of bed.]

Rob you've mastered the "neutral/safe" (politician) answer over the years, yet people still ask you daily if something is possible or

And you make ignorant statements without any evidence and actually disrespect the owner of the site.

Rob, you should bin this clown. More than 10 years of daily trolling...tragic
pauly e said on 17/Jun/15
Danimal says on 16/Jun/15
Claimed to be 5'11 3/4" on David Letterman a few years ago.

yeah and Letterman shot that right down and called him 5'10, for which MM had no rebuttal.
Judd ISR said on 16/Jun/15
Monk seal says on 2/Jun/15
My gf met him in the gym and she's five eight. She told me that he's around five seven if he's lucky. Since he was a few inches shorter than her, he's a little guy.

Danimal said on 16/Jun/15
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 2/May/15
Rob, do you still his claim could be the second he gets out of bed?
[Editor Rob: yeah he could measure that out of bed.]

Rob you've mastered the "neutral/safe" (politician) answer over the years, yet people still ask you daily if something is possible or
[Editor Rob: in Matthew's case I think it's possible. I could never buy Matthew as just 5ft 10 barefoot.]
Danimal said on 16/Jun/15
Claimed to be 5'11 3/4" on David Letterman a few years ago.
MBH said on 2/Sep/12
sometimes he looks taller than Lance Armstrong, sometimes they look the same height, Lance is 5'8.5 max so Matthew must be around 5'9/5'9.5
Jake: 1.82 m--1.83 m--1.84 m said on 29/Aug/12
He's probably 182 cm first thing in the morning, solid 180 cm by the end of the day.
the shredder said on 20/Aug/12
MD says on 19/Aug/12
BTW, there is no way he's 5'11", either.

There is no way you are a good judge of height .
leonari said on 20/Aug/12
MD: he is 179 at least man.
MD said on 19/Aug/12
Kind of off topic, but I've seen interviews with the guy in the last few months, and he's looking VERY thin. I mean, it's not like he was ever a bodybuilder or anything, but he's looking small, these days. BTW, there is no way he's 5'11", either.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Aug/12
Honest 5ft11er. Same range as Hugh Grant, Alec Baldwin and Brad Pitt
kevin said on 15/Aug/12
at the absolute minimum this guy is 177cm. more likely 179-180cm. often he wears flip flops and doesnt look short at all.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 2/Aug/12
Rob, you had him at a weak 5'11? Why you changed him? Don't you think that 5'10-5'10.5 is closer for him? I saw some pics of him with Matthew Fox, who doesnt look a full 6'2, and he was at least 3 inches shorter...
[Editor Rob: 5ft 10.5 to 11 range is likely, maybe I put him at the top end as at times I think he looks near enough it.]
Mateo said on 24/Jul/12
He is almost exactly 5'11''. I have known him for about 20 years, and we stand eye to eye. I am 5'10.75"
Penguinboy25 said on 13/Jun/12
Not convinced he's 5'11. Barefoot I am 182 cm and there is no way this guy is in the 180's. Maybe in running shoes or dress shoes, but I'd say he is 177 - 178 cm. Don't know what the big deal is. At 177 or 178 cm he would be considered the same height as the average man.
pauly e said on 12/Jun/12
He looks 5'10 onscreen to me as well, but I read somewhere that he weighs 186 lbs. He is very low in bodyfat, so if he really is 186 lbs then he is definitely taller than 5'10.
Mr. R said on 7/Jun/12
He is closer to 5-10.
5'10guynotgrowing said on 6/Jun/12
hes 5'10 the original posting was right.
mister said on 29/Jan/12
Bill Paxton is listed as 5-11 and in U-571 him and Matthew are standing next to each other, both in Navy dress uniforms and Paxton is a 2 or 3 inches taller.
Anon said on 21/Jan/12
I was next to him in a Fox & Hound Bar in Austin for about 5 hours in 2005 for the UT football game against Ohio state. I am 5' 11". I would put him about an inch shorter than me. He's certainly not less than 5'9" or more than 5' 10.5".
Pik said on 20/Jan/12
Rob, you should downgrade him, looks 177-178 cm max. next to Ryan Philippe.

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gotham said on 27/Dec/11
He proposed his girlfriend, Camilla Alves, and she seem to be shorter than him. And she is around 1.77 from diffrent sources
lisa said on 27/Dec/11
I met Mathew while I was getting take out and he was making a movie in the restaurant beside the take out joint. I'm 5'3 and I had running shoes on. He stands as tall as my brother when I was talking to him. About 5'8. Seriously he is not a tall man.

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