How tall is Mel Gibson - Page 3

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Average Guess (145 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 8.91in (175cm)
Current: 5ft 8.76in (174.6cm)
Shawn said on 5/Oct/13
Not looking taller than Cruise to any significant degree in this picture from 1994. Who knows what their footwear is though...

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[Editor Rob: Gibson is taller at that event, but then Tom is taller than normal, I believe Mel is in cowboy boots and Tom has an elevator shoe called 'G-Force']
RisingForce said on 20/Sep/13
Mel looked slightly taller than Richard Gere in a recent series of pictures. Click Here Click Here Click Here

Gere's current height is listed at 5'9.5" here so Mel is pulling off a solid 5'10" there with shoes that look normal.
RisingForce said on 15/Sep/13
Previous link didn't work so here's another one. Click Here Regardless of whether he gained that much muscle naturally, it's still impressive, and surprising at his age.
RisingForce said on 15/Sep/13
5'9" flat is definitely debatable for Mel. I'm almost on the same page with you there. Explains the difference with Joaquin, why he was a bit shorter than Kurt Russell and why Sigourney Weaver said he was 5'9". Plus as you mentioned, he may have gotten an edge with posture over Parkinson.

I'm undecided between 5'9" and 5'9.5", but I definitely don't see him shorter or taller than that range.

On a separate note, I'm very excited about his addition to the Expendables 3 cast, and it looks like he's been working hard for the part. Click Here Never seen Mel with that much size and he's 57! Impressive, though he may have had some help with some Deca, Winstrol, HGH or Testosterone. Regardless, it's clear he's really working to be ready.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Sep/13
Rob, would he measure 178cm in the morning?
Lethal Shortness said on 2/Sep/13
When Mel was at Fort Benning Ga filming "We Were Soldiers" he attended a minor league hockey game in Columbus. The venue has a shared bar area for the VIP suites and I stood next to him and I'm 5' 11". I had at least 2" on him.
Lakeisha said on 1/Sep/13
5' 9" is about right flatfooted.
RisingForce said on 31/Aug/13
As far as Parkinson, well, I think he may have been slightly taller than 5'10" peak in fact Rob had something listed to that effect for a while on his page. And maybe been a guy who hadn't lost much by his mid 60s. I agree, he did look about an inch taller than Phoenix. I'm fine with 5'9" flat for Mel as well. I'd just be surprised if he was shorter than that. 5'9"-5'9.5" range, imo. Strange that he did look shorter than Kurt Russell, though.
juju said on 24/Aug/13
shorter tan 5 foot 9 kurt Russell in TEQUILA SUNRISE. of course kurt was in casuals. hes 5 foot 9 flat. 1 inch taller tan 5 foot 8 joaquin Phoenix. he was a tad bit shorter tan Michael parkinson who was in his mid 60s at that time. doubt parkinson was a full 5 foot 10. gibsons posture also looked more forced tan parkinson. but i peg 5 foot 9 flat.
RisingForce said on 19/Aug/13
As listed, the lowest height I could see for him in the evening is 5'9". Just look at the '02 Michael Parkinson comparison, he was barely shorter at all and that adds up with how tall Mel usually looks except for when he wears cowboy boots when he could pass for a legit 5'10", sometimes even a weak 5'11".
Will said on 15/Aug/13
Mel still 5ft 10. I can handle that Mel is 5'9 3/4". Gibson at 5ft 8 is a joke.
jasperwazup said on 4/Aug/13
Mel Gibson has what appears to be 5''at least on Patsy Kinset even when she's wearing 2-3'' heels in lethal weopon 2?
Mel rocks said on 22/Jul/13
Mel Gibson is probably about 5ft 8"
Realist said on 21/Jun/13
Mr Gibson is close to 5'10 in his stocking feet 5,9 no less.
The Racing Snake said on 17/Jun/13
Mel is 5'9" in his special boots!
lol said on 12/Jun/13
In my opnion he looks 5ft8.5 (174 cm ) and no less ...
When you see his pictures with Joaquin Phoenix he looks " slightly " taller,
Something that should make him AT THE VERY MOST 5ft9 .
But I think 174 cm it's more acceptable .
Ed said on 22/May/13
No more than 175cm. Looks no taller than 5'11" with the 2 inch cowboy boots he wore in that movie. He only looks an inch taller than 5'8" Joaquin Phoenix at premieres as well
jimbo said on 3/May/13
how can people speculate he is 5 foot 8 when in Air Amercia with Downey Mel is much much taller then Downey. He is a solid 5 ft 9. no way a 5 foot 8
Lenad said on 10/Apr/13
Looked distinctly medium sized in the lethal weapon movies
doc said on 25/Mar/13
This guy ca't be more than 5'5" look at mad max 2 hhe is a shrimp
Hullywood said on 2/Mar/13
Hey Rob, you dont think, that Weaver knows the real height of Mel? The said in the interview, which Mickey postet, that Mel is 5foot9. You dont believe her? You rather believe yourself?
Rikashiku said on 23/Feb/13
@ louis 23/Feb/13 It looks like 2" heels under Downey. Could be looking 5'10" making Gibson look like he could be 174-175cm.
Louis said on 23/Feb/13
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downey is in ridiculous shoes, but i don't see 177 for gibson
viapto said on 21/Feb/13
5' 10 in his mugshot. and in photos next to rober downey jr in a movie when both are youngs is taller than robert 5' 8.
Balrog said on 16/Feb/13
Butler is 6'0'' range because he looked that next to Raul Bouva and Bradley Cooper. So 5'8'' range for Gibson is still possible.
Mickey said on 9/Feb/13
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Sigourney says Mel is 5'9", says she is 5'11"... at 4.50 minutes
Will said on 8/Feb/13
Mel Gibson stood 5ft 10in tall. That's his own problem.
Mike said on 4/Feb/13
Gibson stood 5'9 3/4" bottom line. Hey, he is still 5ft 10 though.
Silent d said on 4/Feb/13
Next to gerard butler he looks 5 foot 10. If gerard is 6 foot 1 than mel is 178cm. I think mel is 5 foot 9.
Will said on 3/Feb/13
Even said by the name of Gibson himself he is 5ft 10 tall.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Feb/13
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OK, this has convinced me he's around this height. He looks a solid 5'10" next to Gerard Butler, surprising as he always seemed 5 ft 8 on screen and short.
Mike said on 31/Jan/13
Mel stood the average 5ft 9 for many years, no kidding.
Silent d said on 22/Jan/13
The truth you are so funny. If he is 5 foot 4 then robert downey jr would be 5 foot 2. Are you crazy. I heard he is shorter in person but he has to be at least 5 foot 8. You might be taller than 5 foot 10.
The Truth said on 19/Jan/13
I saw Mel in a coffeeshop down the street from his ranch in Malibu in 1998. Unless he's had a latent growth spurt, the guy is 5'4" to 5'5" tops. I am just shy of 5'10" and he was much shorter. How many of you have met him in person, shackin his hand and looked him in the eyes? He was extremely pleasant and personable to all in the shop.
Will said on 19/Jan/13
Mel Gibson at 5ft 10in max is what he normally states his true height. I don't see him over 6ft 0 though.
truth said on 17/Dec/12
174cm, lower average/shortish.
Excelsior said on 13/Dec/12
It's amazing how short an actor can look relative to other actors. Danny Glover and Heath Ledger both dwarfed him. He looked average-sized in Maverick next to 5'3" Jodie Foster. Then again, next to Downey in Air America and Joaquin Phoenix in Signs, 5'10" or thereabout is entirely believable because he had at least 2 inches on both of them.
Steve said on 10/Dec/12
I think he is 5'8.5"
samiam said on 7/Dec/12
Stood next to him in the elevator at the LA opera last night. I am 5'9 and wore a 4 inch heel, his head barely reached my shoulder. I was surprised how short and petite he is, but he was super funny and entertained everyone in the elevator. :)
Silent d said on 5/Dec/12
Axolotyl no way is he shorter than 5 foot 6 like you claim. That is outrageous! He is clearly taller than 5 foot 7 robert downey jr. 5 foot 9. I heard that box thing too but think she had heels on. sigourney weaver would tower some men.
leonari said on 19/Nov/12
Axolotyl : You are...I have to behave myself. Rob asked me to.But folks like you who say they are 5'6" and go on writing that this 165 cm disqualify from the start! Why? Cause 5'6" is almost 168 cm in the first place and you have not seen Mel Gibson. Alright? Cause Mel Gibson would tower you little fella cause guess what? He is 177 cm all day long. An average guy like millions of others average guys. You have some problems dude. Thats all I will say and I really tried doing it in a civilized way,
leonari said on 19/Nov/12
I have been on this site for many years. Almost since Rob started it. And I am really tired of all these posters claiming Mel Gibson, Sly Stallone, Jean Claude van Damme, Mario Lopez, Daniel Craig, Simon Baker etc. are short. Enough already!!!! Those with a height complex or other issues should sort it out but stop coming here to increase their damaged self esteem ! These guys are all perfect average height. Not tall, not short just average. All these ridiculous 5'7" - 5'8" claims are pure rubbish. I am 5'7" I know what that looks like. It looks short. Who is short? Tom Cruise , William Defoe , Jonah Hill is, Justin Bieber , Robert Downey Jr , Jon stewart, Bono, Ben Stiller, James Mcavoy and even James Dean. Those are short blokes.
leonari said on 19/Nov/12
Lenad: Agreed.
Axolotyl said on 16/Nov/12
I served him once in a Sydney restaurant.He must not have had his shoes on. I am 5' 6" (165cms) and he is shorter (noticeably) than me. I am watching old movies of him on cable. Camera angles do wonders- shoes too I guess. I would rather complain about his politics than his height!
Lenad said on 13/Nov/12
in braveheart, the lethal weapon movies and everything ive seen him in, he looked distinctly medium build. i'd give him a strong 5ft9
Lenad said on 13/Nov/12
the argument that mel gibson is short is stupid. Hes not even remotely short
Copnovelist195 said on 9/Nov/12
I once saw a programme where a number of Gibson's co-stars revealed just how small he was. There were stories, including one where one of his female co-stars said he had to stand on a box in order to kiss her and a tall male, who said he personally had to part his legs by about three feet in order to get into a top-half shot with him. Another story had it that he wore heels of about three inches. Anyhow, 5ft7 wouldn't be far wrong.
Ed said on 3/Nov/12
Rob, is 5'9" (175cm) possible for Mel even at his peak?
Silent d said on 21/Oct/12
Rob was sigourney weaver talking about her height in heels or bare foot height? Why would mel gibson need built up shoes and a box to be as tall as sigourney weaver? Something is really weird about these claims. Are they claiming he is 5 foot 6 or something. I don't get it. He looked short in edge of darkness because everyone in that movie are really tall. Some of them were in 6 foot 2 range and some were taller. How tall do you think bojanna novakovic is from edge of darkness? She was mel's daughter in that movie. She looked about 5 foot 3-4. 5 foot 9.
[Editor Rob: maybe to look taller than her, he'd need several inches of help]
Johnnyfive said on 20/Oct/12
In Get The Gringo standing against the wall assuming hes wearing shoes the top of his hair barely touches 180cms so take away the shoes andbthe hair height Mel is roughly 175cms or 5'9
Hullywood 1.76m said on 10/Oct/12
verry near 1.77m Out of bed
verry near 1.76m evening
verry near 1.75m relaxed posture

Would you bet on that, or do you see him taller, Rob?
He has a really manly look, that can appering him taller as he is.
jo jo said on 10/Oct/12
Mel Gibson: 5' 8.5''

Had a pic. Too big to post. SW was in about 3 in. heels and was a head taller than Mel
Lenad said on 2/Sep/12
id give him a solid 5'9
Ka said on 24/Aug/12
Exactly shredder, as listed for Mel
the shredder said on 24/Aug/12
I was watching Leathal Weapon last night , He looks 5'10 , 5'10.5 ish in cowboy boots . Plus look at him in the pic with Roberts in cowboy boots ... I think he is legit 5'9 er !
Christian said on 23/Aug/12
His fake-identity in "Get the gringo" is listed as 5'9''.
the shredder said on 12/Aug/12
Rob , what do you think he would measure in those boots ?
[Editor Rob: somewhere in 5ft 11-11.5 range]
the shredder said on 10/Aug/12
Rob, how big is his footwear here ? Also Roberts is in flats !


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[Editor Rob: could be 2 inch cowboy heel]
the shredder said on 9/Aug/12
Just 5'8 flat ? This guy was easy 5'9 .
Elvis said on 9/Aug/12
Mel Gibson is 5'8". He certainly looked that in the 2010 film Edge of Darkness.
the shredder said on 4/Aug/12
5'9 is a great peak for him ...
Ed said on 4/Aug/12
You don't see a solid 5'9" (175cm) for Mel at his peak Rob?
Hob said on 31/Jul/12
if he was really 5'10 that was imppressive he look a short looking 5'10. i think 5'8 peak and 5'10 in thick socks and boots. probably 172cm nowadays.
mr handsome said on 28/Jul/12
ROB. DO YOU THINK IN REALITY, MEL GIBSON COULD HAVE BEEN LESS THAT 5'8.75" BAREFOOT
[Editor Rob: not convinced he'd have been under that]
the shredder said on 10/Feb/12
tell-em says on 29/Jan/11
just watched LETHAL WEAPON. mel looks puny throughout the film especially the final 30 minutes. looks real scrawny and unbelievable. lol at the scene of him fighting 6'0" gary busey. busey looked like a giant gorilla next to mel. and mel's sneakers didnt help him either. no way is mel 5'9.5" hes 5'8". weak 5'9" at best.

This is funny lol ... He did not look that small , The only thing hugh in that was Gary 's teeth
the shredder said on 8/Feb/12
Rob , can you see 5'8.75 ?
[Editor Rob: maybe he's lost a fraction by now and could be near 5ft 9]
the shredder said on 2/Feb/12
Rob , did he claim 5'10 ?
[Editor Rob: I'm always looking for a direct claim.]
the shredder said on 29/Jan/12
Rob , what would you guess his weight in Lethal Weapon ?
[Editor Rob: 170's, well 175 if you include hair weight!]
nice guy said on 9/Jan/12
174cm for mel... btw sigourney weaver is definitely not 5'11 flat..more like 5'10 in the morning ~177cm
Lenad said on 31/Dec/11
he looked distinctly medium sized in the lethal weapon movies. 176-177cm wouldnt surprise me at all
Silent d said on 21/Dec/11
I watched we were soldiers and he was slightly shorter than greg kinnear who is 177cm. Mel did look big next to chris klein who is 185cm. 175cm.
bandet said on 16/Nov/11
Always 5ft9.5 minimum. Look to Ricky Gervais to someone who is 5ft8 for your yardstick everyone.
V power said on 13/Nov/11
uh uh....no way he is shorter than 5'7.....he is AT LEAST 5'8...for example, in his film What Woman Want....his co-star Helen Hunt is 5'7, and he seems to be at least an inch taller than her
Ka said on 4/Nov/11
TruebloodFan says on 3/Nov/11

actually, in 'The Singing Detective' Mel left a 5'8 flat impression. In that movie, including 'The River'. In 'Tequila Sunrise', who many people here throw as a proof of Mel being 5'8, he actually had very weak footwear and Kurt Russell was in normal shoes. That's why he looked shorter than 5'9. He's(was) 5-9 flat.

5'9 or 5'9.5, this guy is no way 5'8 like some believe to be
TruebloodFan said on 3/Nov/11
@realist says on 28/Oct/11
Mel is at least 5'9 to 5'10 he always looks taller than Robert Downey Jnr ,also for a large part of air american Downey is in cowboy boots, another film the 2 are in is The Singing Dectective both in normal shoes and mel is still quite a bit taller.

actually, in 'The Singing Detective' Mel left a 5'8 flat impression. In that movie, including 'The River'. In 'Tequila Sunrise', who many people here throw as a proof of Mel being 5'8, he actually had very weak footwear and Kurt Russell was in normal shoes. That's why he looked shorter than 5'9. He's(was) 5-9 flat.
Silent d said on 2/Nov/11
I can live with 5 foot 9. He was much taller than helen hunt in what women want. He was taller than 5 foot 6 julia roberts and 5 foot 8 robert downey jr.
LAN Jiao said on 2/Nov/11
i just don see mel had a over 5'6.5 proportion and his short wingspan look not over 5'7 which it fits 5-5.5 to 5-6 person.
leonari said on 1/Nov/11
me: your aunt is delusional. Get her some help.
Mathew said on 31/Oct/11
174 - 175 cm would be a decent estimate for Mel.
me said on 30/Oct/11
my aunt saw him in mexico and told me that he was very small that he was not over 5ft7
realist said on 29/Oct/11
Mel is at least 5'9 5'10 robert downey jnr wore cowboys for a large portion of air america and mel was still taller, in an another film they both star in The Singing detective both in normal shoes mel is again taller, and in any candid photo of the pair there is at least a 2 to 3 inch difference in mels favour.
Dog said on 29/Oct/11
I knew Mel in the late 70s.
I'm 6'. Mel woulld be 5'6" or 5'7". He wore cuban heals a lot.
realist said on 28/Oct/11
Mel is at least 5'9 to 5'10 he always looks taller than Robert Downey Jnr ,also for a large part of air american Downey is in cowboy boots, another film the 2 are in is The Singing Dectective both in normal shoes and mel is still quite a bit taller.
LAN Jiao said on 24/Oct/11
i have to be honest, i watch mel film since kid. see his tons of pictures in google,yahoo his proportion look 5'6 and his short armspan did't look to work out over 5'7, short body and legs could tell as well. i would't be surprise after barefoot he can reach no further than 169cm , he always had on lifts,heel and dons. in air america robert downey jr look shorter than mel but had longer limps and wore normal sneakers alot mel in chunky dress shoe and boots on. downey jr is at least 5'7.5 or weak 5'8 could tell straight. mel not a chance without his elevator shoe look taller than 5'6.5 he be low as 5'6 since in edge of darkness he was a full head shorter than 6'4-6'4.5 peter hermann.
LAN Jiao said on 19/Oct/11
In edge of darkness mel look as short as 5-6.5 tom cruise.
TruebloodFan said on 17/Oct/11
indeed, but we don't know how tall was Parkinson at the time, we're just guessing. the postures were also a lot different, I remember Parkinson having a really loose posture compared to Gibson's military posture. however, Gibson had no lifts. he proved it.
Awesomimous said on 16/Oct/11
why the bloody hell did you give him almost 5'10'' when he himself claimed 5'8'' on the Parkinson chat show. besides, he wouldn't need to stand on boxes to be on eye level with someone only a little over an inch taller.
[Editor Rob: he never claimed 5ft 8 on Parkinson, he was talking about a paper that had Bonds and he was saying how they had him at 5ft 8 and he wanted to clear it up and stood with Parkinson.]
tell-em said on 12/Oct/11
saw BIRD ON A WIRE w/ 5'6" goldie hawn. theres a scene where mel has 4 inches on her, but she is in flat type shoes, while mel is in big boots. yup, hes 5'9" flat.
Bryce said on 11/Oct/11
Gibson projects a global impression of strength, confidence and manliness. In "Edge of darkness", he appears clearly as much shorter that other actors, for instance Danny Huston (as the villain, Bennett) or the one who plays the senator, and the other one who plays the lawyer called Sanderman, I don't know their names. Despite that, he looks tough and isn't dwarfed (no pun intended) by these characters.
Sean73 said on 5/Oct/11
I do think he is 5-9 to 9.5.he looked it in braveheart.Remember hamish is 6-2 and gibson looked a full 4.5 inches below him.Take it from a scottsman he is at least 5-9.
RisingForce said on 1/Oct/11
He can easily look 5'10"(see the George Clooney video). But if Michael Parkinson was 5'10" at the time of that interview then 5'9"-5'9.5" looks right. But I guess Parkinson could've been taller at that time.
Shaun said on 17/Sep/11
Rob, didn't Gibson only look his 5'9.5" next to Glenn's "5'8" ? Wouldn't that make him 5'8"-5'8.5"?
[Editor Rob: it wasn't quite a posed photo]
gilipollas said on 8/Sep/11
hey guys, I don't know about Mel but he looks taller than 5-11 George Clooney.

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Stiffelio said on 7/Sep/11
In Shaun's picture he looks bloated, almost chubby (check his legs and feet!); no wonder people think he's much shorter than he really is.
Shaun said on 6/Sep/11
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Short legs, To be he has the proportions of a 5'8"-5'9" guy. To me he looks the same height on screen as Sylvester Stsllone and lI had them both at 5'8"-5'8.5" range. Is this guy a lift wearer? Because 5'8" would seem laughable next to Clooney who is not under 5'10".
Shaun said on 6/Sep/11
Somehow looks 1-2 inches taller than George Clooney!!! I'd have expected it to be the other way round.
the dude said on 4/Sep/11
Not the monster they portray on tv (height or personality). He was, at least, nice to me. He was shooting one of the Lethal Weapon movies here on Clearwater Beach, FL a long time ago. I was just a kid (10 years old and 5 foot even, I think?) but remember that he was WAY taller than me but not too much taller than my 5'6" father. He was 5'9" TOPS my dad said. I believe him because he's pretty accurate about this stuff and he's my dad..
Shaun said on 3/Sep/11
Frequently looks 5'8" ish in films. Sorry Trueblood he has never looked anywhere near 5'11" in films. He can look 5'10" at times but he mostly gives off a 5'8"-5'9" impression to me
Shaun said on 3/Sep/11
Frequently looks 5'8" ish in films.
Simon Templar said on 29/Aug/11
TroubloodFan: It´s understandable that a caveman, if he appeared among us in the XXI century, he didn´t know how to speak English or French, as it´s spoken today.
Likewise I don´t expect you to understand that Mel never seems to measure 5'11 ". Jokes aside, 5´8" max..
Wide not tall said on 29/Aug/11
In "Ransom", he physically looked 173-174cm. I would say 174 in his youth, now about 173, possibly 172.
TruebloodFan said on 24/Aug/11
@Simon Templar says on 18/Aug/11
In somes posts I can read that in some films, Mel looked 5´11". I can´t understand how can a person tell us that Mel looks that height in a film. He nevers gives the impression of being that height. He always looks short or, as his best, average.

ignorant troll. watch 'Payback'. Mel Gibson looks taller/as tall as weak 5'11 Gregg Henry. Henry is btw a bit taller than measured (by Men's Health) Thomas Jane in 'Hung'. so ye, Gibson looked a legit 5'11 in 'Payback'. he wore very weak footwear in Tequila. Russell was in normal shoes and Mel in his flattest flats. I'd bet 100$ on 5'9 flat. no more, no less.
Simon Templar said on 18/Aug/11
In somes posts I can read that in some films, Mel looked 5´11". I can´t understand how can a person tell us that Mel looks that height in a film. He nevers gives the impression of being that height. He always looks short or, as his best, average.
Carter said on 8/Aug/11
You know, he just looks really short and even stumpy sometimes. I can't see him over 5'9, and my guess is more like 5'8. He's probably in between the two somewhere.
Bon_ said on 1/Aug/11
5'8 being generous, nothing over that surely.
Mr. Tempus said on 23/Jul/11
He looked 5'10 in some of his movies but sometimes he looked shorter,i think he was 5'8.5 on his youth
TruebloodFan said on 21/Jul/11
@tell-em says on 20/Jul/11
only someone delusional like Ka would think i'm a troll. mel is 5'9" flat. he ain't over that

agreed. not over 5'9 flat.
tell-em said on 21/Jul/11
kurt russell is 5'9" max. he looked that height next to 5'11.5" ray liotta.
Jack said on 21/Jul/11
I vote 5'9" tops for Mel. I do get the feeling he can be as short as 5'8" if he looked shorter than 5'9" max Kurt Russell in Tequila Sunrise. That's my opinion.
jake said on 20/Jul/11
He's 5ft9.25/176 cm. Thoroughly average height guy who has looked taller (5ft11) in films due to high footwear but can look smaller due to proportions.
Maximus said on 20/Jul/11
5'9.5 to 5'10 sounds about right. Doesnt really come across as 5'8"....thats more the tom cruise height...and Gibson does come across as taller than cruise on camera and several people on this site have seen him up close with regular or very thin sandals and place him at mimimum 5'9 to 5'10...so very close to 5'10".
tell-em said on 20/Jul/11
only someone delusional like Ka would think i'm a troll. mel is 5'9" flat. he ain't over that
tell-em said on 8/Jul/11
mel is 5'9" max.
Ka said on 7/Jul/11
tell-em says on 5/Jul/11
i have mel at 5'9". Ka is a loser and a troll.

You're the troll. How am I a troll when I thought this guy is at listed or around it? You're just being insulting.
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tell-em said on 5/Jul/11
i have mel at 5'9". Ka is a loser and a troll.
Ka said on 4/Jul/11
tell-em says on 29/Jun/11
standing next to parkinson, mel was standing as straight as possible. parkinson had about a half inch on him, but parkinson wasn't standing as straight as mel.

As usual, chronic downgrader, esp on famous celebs. Don't tell me Sir Parkinson lose an in on standing back to back w/ Mel, does not cut it. Go read on Rob's posts on dropping postures, and you'll see why the video is the best height comparison for Mel. This guy is at listed, plus or minus half in, even the True will agree
tell-em said on 29/Jun/11
standing next to parkinson, mel was standing as straight as possible. parkinson had about a half inch on him, but parkinson wasn't standing as straight as mel.
TruebloodFan said on 13/Jun/11
@Ka says on 13/Jun/11

yes. in 'Payback' he's tallish, ~5ft11. in 'Patriot' also. in 'The River' and Tequila very 5ft8ish.

5ft8, 9 or 10, he'd be a better Bond than both Brosnan and Craig IMO. I like his violent films. if there wasn't any violence or sex on tv, people would watch it less, I'm sure
Ka said on 13/Jun/11
Well to be fair, Sir Parkinson is every bit of 5'10 next to a booted Will Smith. I couldn't find the video of them, but I've watched it and was pretty sure. Plus Rob did state that Sir Parkinson, at peak is taller than 5'10, so it makes sense that he's around 5'10 in his 2000s shows. 5'9-5'9.5 for Mel, no lower, because then there would be 1 in and above between Mel and Parkinson which clearly isn't, or no higher, because I also agree that he does look smaller in those movie you mention, True. To me, his frame is around 5'9-5'10, has a long upper body but shorter legs, so it might make him look shorter, plus that he's isn't slim. Watch Payback, and you get the idea. 5'9 is probably most realistic for Mel, but him looking really close in height with Sir Parkinson, IMO Mel earns the benefit of the doubt, so this listing is fine
TruebloodFan said on 11/Jun/11
@realist says on 10/Jun/11
Mel Gibson Has always stated he is 5'10, on the Parkinson show while talking about the article in the Globe, he was trying to prove a point that they had got his height wrong, he has never said he is 5'8.

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no, in that show he'd didn't state his height. he just said people keep talking he's 5ft7 and 5ft6. ye, this guy looks 5ft11 in some of his films... but how is it then he's at times shorter than Hopkins in 'The Bounty' and he isn't a head taller than weak 5'2 Sissy Spacek in 'The River'. that troubles me. if 5ft10, he'd be a full head taller than that woman. not to mention 'Tequila Sunrise' where he's persistently shorter than Russell. IMO he's 5ft9 max, not min.
Hullywuud said on 10/Jun/11
He is sure over 1.73m. Possible is 1.75m-1.78m.
I would love if he is 1.75m
realist said on 10/Jun/11
Mel Gibson Has always stated he is 5'10, on the Parkinson show while talking about the article in the Globe, he was trying to prove a point that they had got his height wrong, he has never said he is 5'8.
truth said on 8/Jun/11
5ft8 is the most realistical, craig is about 5ft9 so a bit short for a 007 but solid average for a man.
thebad7 said on 1/Jun/11
It's sad to witness what's happened to him in recent years. His personal problems aside, he's a talented actor and director. I grew up with the Mad Max stuff and, of course, 1987's LETHAL WEAPON. He was terrific in last year's EDGE OF DARKNESS.

I think at peak he was a weak 5'9" tall--5'9" for most the day, and just a bit under by bedtime. In EDGE OF DARKNESS, 6'3" co-star Jay O. Sanders towered him by a good 6".

tb7
Gerry said on 30/May/11
Gibson is 5'8" nowhere near 5'10" tall, he even said when they were casting for 007 before Brosnan got the role that Gibson would be a short 007 at 5'8", well Daniel Craig is the shortest man to portray James Bond at 5'10".
runt said on 29/May/11
Rob has confirmed that Virginia Hey is at least 179. In Road Warrior all they had to do is put Gibson, in his boots, closer to the camera and no height difference is noticed.

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TruebloodFan said on 28/May/11
@Bon_ says on 24/May/11

hmmm, check out the movie 'The Singing Detective'. Gibson is in a supporting role and he looks 5ft8 max with Downey Jr. it was filmed in 2003. maybe he was packing some wedge in his sandals too lol
Bon_ said on 24/May/11
@ runt
that would only work if you were over 6', otherwise it would be stupid.
Gibson was never more than 5'8 generously speaking.
runt said on 13/May/11
If I were an actor I would purposely underestimate my height in public statements. That way when fans see me they'll say "wow, he's tall in person!"
TruebloodFan said on 12/May/11
he was 5ft10 mugshot with sandals on. he's 5ft9 barefoot. I doubt he had lifts in his sandals lol
Simon Templar said on 11/May/11
Legend: regarding what you said "...no one can know what the average height is...", I remind you that we now live in 2011, and there is science and medicine, which together can determine (and, indeed, do) the average height by gender and country (as well as they can, in fact do). If you enter the web browser google applicant "average height by country", you can access the most current information on this topic.
tell-em said on 9/May/11
wow nothing under 5'10". i love how u ignore evidence acg. evidence like mel looking similar height to joaquin phoenix who has claimed 5'8".
ACG said on 6/May/11
Can't stand him one bit, but I have to say he's nothing under 5'10".
Legend said on 6/May/11
Actually no one can know what the average height is anywhere unless you measure every single person which is impossible.
Toby said on 3/May/11
If the two inch rule applies to him hes only 5 '7 and a half. thats possible but unlikely. hes probably more like 5'8
Simon Templar said on 2/May/11
Dear "Danimal": With respect, the average height for an adult male in the United States doesn´t to 5'11 ". That's the average height for an adult male in some of the countries with the highest average height of the world as be Sweden, Holland and Denmark. There are, today, no more than 5 / 7 countries that hold that average height for adult male in the world.
According to scientific research (we know that this info is more important than you or myself think, unless you tell me that you are scientist or physician involved in this issue), the current average height for adult male in the United States is about . 5'9 "(to be considered all races and age ranges). What I mentioned in last place is important because the population of a country is composed of human beings, without discriminating the color of their skin, race, national origin of their ancestors, etc.).. It should say the latter, as I've seen opinions where the average height is divided by categories of "skin" and "origin."
If we consider such thinking to be correct, just to cite one example, who do not reside in the United States should consider the prevalent race, in that great nation, is the black race, because every time we see a boxing match, most fighters who represent this country are black men. And we both that´d be a big mistake.
Danimal said on 25/Apr/11
daniel says on 23/Apr/11
5ft 11in is average in a man, less than that is short.

Not in North America it isn't. Here in North America the average man isn't even 5'10"..
daniel said on 23/Apr/11
5ft 11in is average in a man, less than that is short.
steelerfan said on 21/Apr/11
watch edge of darkness he cant be more than 5'5"
vai said on 20/Apr/11
this is definitely right, i got a picture i prefer not post with my father who is measured 167 barefoot and the actor has definitely 10 cms of diference
Viper said on 14/Apr/11
He aint 5-9. He was 5-8 Max and looks shorter today.
tell-em said on 13/Apr/11
he isn't 5'10" . barely taller than 5'8" joaquin phoenix doesn't qualify you as 5'10".
TruebloodFan said on 13/Apr/11
@tell-em says on 12/Apr/11
not a chance in hell hes 5'10" lol. go watch FOREVER YOUNG w/ 5'7" jamie lee curtis. hes 5'9" max.

I have to agree. Gibson didn't wear lifts in 'Forever Young' and he looked 5ft8 in that movie, 5ft9 at best. 5ft10 is out of the question for him, but I don't believe he was ever 5ft6 or 5ft7.anything. 5ft8 flat at least, but IMO that's also an illusion given by his stocky build.
he was an obvious 5ft9 in the 'Mad Max' movies. in 'Patriot' he looked strong 5ft11 next to the late H. Ledger who was at least 6'0.5'' barefoot.
but still, in 'Forever Young', 'Tequila Sunrise' and 'Bird on a Wire' he gave a shortish man impression. we'll never know, Mel is the trickiest. 5ft9 flat is the safest estimate IMO, and that's the height he should be listed at.
tell-em said on 12/Apr/11
not a chance in hell hes 5'10" lol. go watch FOREVER YOUNG w/ 5'7" jamie lee curtis. hes 5'9" max.
burby said on 10/Apr/11
Oh it's gonna be fun for the G2, doing community service in 3.5" custom jobs. Big ones needed when you're short with everyone.
RisingForce said on 8/Apr/11
Viper says on 19/Mar/11
better chance hes 5-6 than 5-10

LOL. No, not at all. I have no problem believing he's around 5'10" after seeing Van Damme measure 5'9.5"/5'9.75". Gibson gives a taller impression than Van Damme and he's close to Clooney's height. A lot depends on how tall Michael Parkinson was in 2002, but Mel has never looked 5'6" or anywhere near it. He's given 5'8" illusions, but that's the shortest.
TruebloodFan said on 4/Apr/11
@pingu's video
@@Brad says on 1/Apr/11
Clooney doesn't wear 3" customs.

ye, I've already seen this video. Gibson seems to be in some sort of shoes(lifts), Clooney wore tennis shoes and he did slouch. but are those really 3'' customs? seems more like 'normal'(for Gibson at least, we're not talking Damon here) 2'' inch lifts. they didn't look monstrous when he was driving that electric car.
Brad said on 1/Apr/11
Clooney doesn't wear 3" customs.
Bon_ said on 31/Mar/11
@ guess who

talk about good manners lol. why can't you just accept that Gibson fudges his height like most celebrities?
monet said on 31/Mar/11
@Pingu

George is slouching(not stood up straight)in that video standing next to Mel. But he is the same height as him, roughly 5ft,"10 they both are or slightly under by half an inch. I have seen a picture of them stood together side by side at a premier with similar shoes on and they are both the same height.
pingu said on 30/Mar/11
I would be interested to know what you lot think of this video Click Here
mel looks quite a bit taller than clooney,does clooney now use lifts or is the video deceptive?
Bon_ said on 27/Mar/11
Mel is around the 5'7 mark, to shoot up to 5'10 with good lifts is the easiest thing for him
James said on 23/Mar/11
Well if he really is the height listede here than i guess nowadays mel is heading towards 5'9 flat given he ain't all that healthy.
Dominic said on 23/Mar/11
Leung says on 18/Mar/11
Funny thing this morning on Sunrise (Australian morning program), they were talking about Mel Gibson turning himself in and getting his mugshot. The celebrity gossip guy says Mel Gibson reported in at 5'10" and 190lb, to which Kochie (David Koch) replies something like "wow he's short, he's really short". I found Kochie's reaction amusing.

Kochie is a douche. I bet Kochie thinks he's top **** cos he might be 6ft flat, what a loser. 5'10 isn't short by any stretch, its just average. And Mel has never looked huge onscreen so I don't get his stupid reaction.
Tracy said on 21/Mar/11
Guys, why is there such an obsession with his height? I'm assuming you are guys on here as women really dont give a damn about this silly issue anyway, the man is amazing, a great actor and he was so handsome too in his younger days. I always believed mel to be around 5,9-10" and I guess I was spot on with what the police report said. Poor mel I bet all this humiliation is taking its toll on him. I want to give him a nice long cuddle :)
Mr. Kaplan said on 19/Mar/11
Mugshot, yes, with lifts on.
Viper said on 19/Mar/11
better chance hes 5-6 than 5-10
realist said on 18/Mar/11
If god himself came down and said Mel is between 5'9 5'10, pretty apt in his case you lot would still say hes 5'7 5'8, such is life.
tell-em said on 18/Mar/11
the media obviously has you fooled and stooped into thinking that mel is really 5'10" lol. 51'0" is CRAP.
COTATI CHICK said on 18/Mar/11
I have watched and enjoyed Mr Gibson's movies (pre arrests, drunk driving, wife beatings) and have easily compared his height to fellow actors and Mel has always come up "short." 5'8" is considered short in America for a man and, probably in his native land of down-under, too. Regardless of his height, it's his actions in his personal life that have reduced his many charms on the big screen for me. A sad case. I wonder what his first wife endured for all those early years? Hope he gets the help he needs. Obviousily a very angry man with deep conflicts.
Stiffelio said on 18/Mar/11
Are mugshots taken barefoot or with shoes?
Lmeister said on 18/Mar/11
Mugshots are usually taken shoes on/the height listed is a statement or estimate not a measured number.
Leung said on 18/Mar/11
Funny thing this morning on Sunrise (Australian morning program), they were talking about Mel Gibson turning himself in and getting his mugshot. The celebrity gossip guy says Mel Gibson reported in at 5'10" and 190lb, to which Kochie (David Koch) replies something like "wow he's short, he's really short". I found Kochie's reaction amusing.
Kingsley said on 17/Mar/11
Listed at 5'10 and 190 lbs on his most recent arrest booking sheet, which proves this listing is most likely to be spot on and dispels any daft 5'7/8 estimates. However, we all know how inaccurate on occasions mugshot height listings can be.
4heathy said on 17/Mar/11
Mel Gibson is 5ft,10" tall and that's stated from a police report, so get over it anti-mel freaks.
justice4mel said on 16/Mar/11
@secureman

I totally agree with your comment.I have observed mel myself from a very short distance when he has been out and about in malibu wearing sandals on his feet and i am 5ft8" with flats on and i could clearly see he was slightly taller than myself.He is also quite stocky looking and he does look about 5ft10" to me, maybe a fraction shorter if he was standing barefoot and that would definately put him at the listed 5ft.9.5". I also agree with RICH as well, the fact that people persieve him to be some 6ft 2" strong muscle type guy but in reality he's not, buy hey guys thats hollywood for you the land of make believe.
SecureMan said on 14/Mar/11
I've said it before and I'll say it again - Mel was at least a solid 5'10 when I met him back in the day. Seemed like a great guy despite his bad rep. Sad to see so many jealous insecure little kids trying to downgrade the guy.

Peace out,

Secureman
burby said on 10/Mar/11
Melvin Gibberwitz will be 4'6.5" when he pleads no contest to domestic violence charges.
TruebloodFan said on 8/Mar/11
he had to be a strong 5ft9 at least in the morning. has the build.
Rich said on 7/Mar/11
Mel Gibson's ABSOLUTE PEAK height (perhaps in his earlier days) I'd say would be: Morning - 5ft9, Afternoon - 5ft8.75, Evening - 5ft8.5, Before Bed - 5ft8.25. On other, not so good days, (still keeping to when he was younger) it's likely he would have been around quarter of an inch shorter, making him 5ft8.75 out of bed and 5ft8 before bed. He may have lost a tiny bit of his peak height through age but not much. Now, on a GOOD day, I'd say he's a little under 5ft9 out of bed and a little over 5ft8 before bed. Again, at his age now, on a NOT SO GOOD day, he maybe 5ft8.5 in the morning and a little under 5ft8 before bed. I don't think he's as short as some people say he is. I think one of the reasons some are surprised by his height when they see him is because they have an image of him being 6ft+ which sometimes seems to be the expected height of the 'strong' action-type movie stars.
Jess said on 3/Mar/11
He looks around the 5ft,10" mark.
vicki said on 1/Mar/11
@Bon

Yes I totally agree with you, all this hollywood celeb thing is just a trickery of the imagination and really it does not exist.I cant understand why my post was deleted off here, did i say something wrong admin? :)
burby said on 28/Feb/11
Maybe he's on a box with Kurt?
Bon_ said on 27/Feb/11
@ vicki

of course he is quite short in reality. But he's the A list actor, he cannot afford himself to be known as short...talk about this $hitty modern fag society.
Everything is so fake.
TruebloodFan said on 27/Feb/11
@Bon_

'I would never say Gibson is 6 ft, unless standing on a box of course.'

ye, I'm aware of that. but you would say Brosnan is 5ft8, which is hilarious, far from 'witty'...lmao
Bon_ said on 26/Feb/11
@ TruebloodFan

Bad attempt of saying something witty. I would never say Gibson is 6 ft, unless standing on a box of course.
TruebloodFan said on 26/Feb/11
'Tequila Sunrise' is once again a corpus delicti here...however, I've already said that in Tequila he's wearing jeans and walking around in very flat shoes, they're even visible in many scenes...Russell is in a suit, and he's wearing shoes. He has Gibson by 2 centimetres, cause he's 5ft10 in shoes, and Gibson is 5ft9.25 in those flats. 175cm for both of them.

lol, if Bon sees Pierce Brosnan @5ft8, then Mel Gibson could even be 6ft...haha
Bon_ said on 26/Feb/11
@ burby

I agree. 5'7.25 max in the evening ever in his life is what's right on the money.
burby said on 23/Feb/11
5"9 tall? 5 inches and 9 mm tall? The audio tapes must have really cut him down to size.
burby said on 19/Feb/11
Watch him in Tequila Sunrise, he's looking up to legit 5'9" Kurt Russell and the other males. Really concerned, he's a short, mean, nasty guy. The tapes just "prooved" it. G2 was barely taller than original G......
PHR said on 17/Feb/11
he looks 5'8 most of the time.
Brad said on 17/Feb/11
One word: Short.
tell-em said on 17/Feb/11
hopkins was never 5'9", maybe 5'8.5" but not 5'9".
TruebloodFan said on 17/Feb/11
Hopkins is 5ft8 nowadays, at the age of 70 and change. He was probably 5ft9 peak.

No lifts can make you look over 5ft11 unless you're 175.
tell-em said on 16/Feb/11
same height as 5'8" anthony hopkins in THE BOUNTY
Brad said on 16/Feb/11
More lifts and boot action than most 5' 8" actors by a mile.
Toby said on 15/Feb/11
Gibson is a complete short-ass. I think he may have an insecurity about it
TruebloodFan said on 14/Feb/11
@Dave

just check Gibson next to Kevin Costner, Heath Ledger, and the other 6ft+ers. he's in lifts obivously, but how 'short' could he actually be? the guy looks 5ft11 at times...
Dave said on 14/Feb/11
@TruebloodFan, maybe i wasn't clear enough for you, Mr. Barak CLEARLY STATED as i wrote in the brakets that Mel Gibson was much shorter than him.
I really don't care how tall either of them are, Mel Gibson is one of the actors that i enjoy watching the most, but fact (as stated by Mr. Barak) is a fact.
TruebloodFan said on 13/Feb/11
@Dave
'In other words Mel Gibson has to be atleast A couple of inches shorter than Mr. Barak right?'

Wrong.
Dave said on 13/Feb/11
True Story!
Few years ago there was a long interview in an Israeli news paper with the current defence minister and previous priminister Ehud Barak, in this article he was asked among other things if he watches movies etc and said he barely has time for it, and rarely gets a chance to watch a movie, as an example he mentioned that in a shop in the usa (if i remember well he said it was in new york) he met the very popular at that time Mel Gibson and he didn't recognize him!! His body guards told him who it was and introduced between them, he said that Mel was really kind and the only thing that surprised him was how short Mel was (much shorter than him), Mr. Barak by the was is about 5"9=175cm barefoot.
In other words Mel Gibson has to be atleast A couple of inches shorter than Mr. Barak right?
Bon_ said on 8/Feb/11
Mel is 5'8 at bestest best.
Bon_ said on 7/Feb/11
@ Truthman

175 cm is not short anywhere, be it old or young, particularly in USA.
Truthman 6 ft 4.5 in said on 6/Feb/11
175cm is average-short, especially in crowd full of fully grown young guys.
JD89 said on 1/Feb/11
he looks 5'9'' in the MAD MAX series, not a tall guy but Max Rockatansky is one of the coolest characters of all time( Kenshiro from the legendary anime FIST OF THE NOTH STAR is based on him)
Bon_ said on 1/Feb/11
but he is not 175 cm...
TruebloodFan said on 1/Feb/11
if 175cm is short, then he's short.
Bon_ said on 31/Jan/11
Mel is short, legit short. No more than that surely.
tell-em said on 29/Jan/11
just watched LETHAL WEAPON. mel looks puny throughout the film especially the final 30 minutes. looks real scrawny and unbelievable. lol at the scene of him fighting 6'0" gary busey. busey looked like a giant gorilla next to mel. and mel's sneakers didnt help him either. no way is mel 5'9.5" hes 5'8". weak 5'9" at best.
burby said on 20/Jan/11
If he's 5'10", he wouldn't be standing on a box with a person who would be only 1" taller.
Brad said on 17/Jan/11
Look at him running towards the camera in the field in Braveheart, that's one short A-list actor. He wore chunky stuff in his first films even back then. Paranoid guy.
Clay said on 16/Jan/11
Okay....

Ask anyone on here who knows a damn about natural bodybuilding and they will tell you exactly what Im telling you. But you can believe the 180-185 pound Pitt was on steroids, I can't change that.
TruebloodFan said on 13/Jan/11
Pitt was 40 in 'Troy'. try weightlifting when you're 40 w/o juice. you'll see your 15 pounds in 6 months. you've trained for 4 years to have 10kg more muscle mass than it's usual for a 5ft9er. usual 5t9er weight is 70kg. that's exactly what I said, 2.5kg of lean muscle mass per year Clay. and you're suggesting that Pitt at the age of 40 gained 15pounds (of what mucle/fat ratio) in 6 months? he achieved in 6 months what has taken you 2-3 years to do it. right.
Frankstein said on 12/Jan/11
Honestly Rob, how did you come up with 177cm after writing those things?
Mr. Kaplan said on 11/Jan/11
Even in the Raiders days, Ford was a strong six feet at best.
TruebloodFan said on 11/Jan/11
@Mr. Kaplan says on 10/Jan/11
No he isn't today. But in 1997 at the age of 55 he still was. When Pitt comes to his house in that movie 'The Devil's Own', Pitt is as tall if not a cm taller. The rest of the movie...Pitt looks a cm or 2 shorter. And Ford in Star Wars is as legit 6ft1 flatas it can ever get.

@Clay says on 10/Jan/11

Clay, have you ever trained for muscle mass? Do you know anything about gaining muscle? Do you know how much does a man's testosterone level decrease after the age of 30? U still have it enough, but not enough to look like Pitt looked in 'Troy' even after 6 months. If you're 20-28/9 years old u can get about 2.5kg lean muscle mass per year. Up to 5kg if you're Arnie or such guys, but Pitt clearly isn't one of those easy-gainers. 6 moths would give him 1.25 kg o lean muscle mass on his entire body, not to mention the fat which goes as well...However on juice you can get 5kg of lean muscle mass in 6 moths. If he got that much and say 1-2kg fat that's 70-80% more muscular look.
For Craig I'm not sure, but in the new 'Cowboys and Aliens' trailer he looks very skinny. Either he went so skinny on purpose or he's naturally that skinny, like Clooney, and just took juice for 'Casino Royale'.

@Brad says on 10/Jan/11

Gibson looked a weak 5t9 in Braveheart. Earlier you said he even looked 5ft7. Maybe to you, not to me.
Mr. Kaplan said on 10/Jan/11
Ford isn't a "legit" 6'1". It's very doubtful he was ever 6'1" in his life, let alone at 68.
TruebloodFan said on 10/Jan/11
Pitt looks 180cm to me Brad. Clooney isn't below 177cm. And they both wear lifts! Pitt looked a cm taller than legit 6ft1 Harrison Ford on occasions. Damon is 5cm shorter than Pitt and can achieve looking strong 5ft11. No way could he ever achieve it if he was 5ft8.
burby said on 10/Jan/11
G2 is on the periodic table of elements, no one wants to touch it.....
5'7.37 said on 9/Jan/11
Actually I never noticed how short were Gibson and Damon, what I noticed was the inconsistency of Clooney and Pitt's listed height: 6', Brad always looks 1.5" taller, and Clooney looks like a 5'11-5'10.5 guy, Pitt probably around there, maybe even shorter without his customs. I'd say Damon is a strong 5'9, there's a picture of him and Clooney on sandals, and the height difference was minimum. Gibson does indeed look short on Mad Max, but maybe that's because most australian actors are taller than average, anyways, based on his earlier films he looks around 5'9. A 5'8 could be possible, altough he's great in hiding that.
Brad said on 9/Jan/11
Trueblood ought to talk to the italian footwear maker to the stars in Hollywood, he makes built up customs. At a worth of over 500 million Mel can afford the best, Matt too. The line-up in Cannes overlooking the ocean with the Oceans cast spoke volumes about Matt's height, he was the short guy with Clooney & Pitt, even Andy.
TruebloodFan said on 9/Jan/11
@Pit

The guy is probably very similar in height to Gibson, 176-7 works as morning height. I don't know about his shoework in Bourne, it doesn't matter really, we know he wears lifts. He had to have them in 'Dogma' next to Affleck, even in 'Rounders' with Norton. Actually, 'Rounders' is a good movie to observe both Norton's and Damon's height. I've seen it on tv the other day. Famke Jansen is in that movie and Norton standing beside her. She is over 180cm I'd bet(and listed as such here) but very good proportions. Watch 'The Talented Mr. Ripley', he's barefoot in more than enough scenes and tall enough for a legit 5ft9. More than that is questionable. Those guys are on the shorter side of average.
I believe he's your height exactly and an inch taller than me. I'm 172.6 after 20 hours awake and 173.5 mid-day.
Pit said on 9/Jan/11
@ TruebloodFan
Right. Potente ist listed at 1.74m many times.
You know Damons Shoework in Bourne?
For me Damon is like 1.75m, maybe 1.76m-1.77.
Cant belive he is much taller then me, and i´m 1.75.4, standing straight.
G-MANN said on 9/Jan/11
Why are some people here calling Mel "G2"? I haven't heard of this nickname, what does it mean?
TruebloodFan said on 8/Jan/11
but Brad insists that one inch IS a BIG difference. I agree with him on that, there is a big difference between 5ft8 and 5ft9. At 5ft7, 5ft7.5, 5ft7.75, 5ft8 and 5ft8.5 ure in the 'grey zone' between short and average. Nobody sees you as short(except 5ft7 flat), but people don't concider you average either. 175cm is the first height where you're concidered average. Everything under that is seen as under average/short. No way Gibson or Damon are 177 or 178 because then they'd always be higher than Kurt Russel in Gibson's case, and Gwyneth Paltrow in Damon's case. Brad insists on 'the box' in Year of Living Dangerously, he isn't serious really. I've seen the movie last week. 180cm Sigourney Weaver is barefoot or in balerina shoes most of the time, Gibson is in lifts and voila, they look the same height. In the 'by the pool scene' when they meet, Gibson even seems slightly taller, but probably the camera angle. Brad places 'Tequila Sunrise' as corpus delicti, although Gibson has the flattest sneakers possible, it's clearly visible. Russell is suited and wears normal shoes. His 175+2-3cm shoe make him look 5t10. Gibson is in flats and he's 2-3 cm taller = 5ft9 flat.
About Damon...no way could he look as tall he looked in 'Dogma' or 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' if he was 5ft8...Furtheron next to Franka Potente in 'The Bourne Identity'...dude I haven't seen Damon or Gibson ever, but I have seen Franka Potente, and she's 5ft9, and a strong one. So...do the math.
tell-em said on 7/Jan/11
like 5'8" 5'9" is a complete difference. damon looks like a 5'9" man but not 5'8"? 1 inch, hell even 2 is not a BIG difference, but more 1. if i had to guess how tall damon looked in that film i would have said between 5'7"-5'9"
Brad said on 7/Jan/11
He lives in heels/lifts/boots. No, not TTMR. Oceans...look at him with GC & BP, any scene, any movie, he can't get near the 5' 10" dynamic duo. Any advance word on The Green Hornet? Does it smell? Gibson is rarely ever seen without his customs...when he does, oye vey, long shot, cast short running with him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jan/11
177-178cm, he has good posture
TruebloodFan said on 7/Jan/11
Brad have u seen 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'? Damon is barefoot in more than one scene and gives a 5ft9 impression. Take a look at him walking barefoot. If he's 5ft8, he must be a really skinny guy. He doesn't look 5ft10 as he is listed here. Jude Law looks 5ft10-5ft11, but Damon does indeed look 5ft9 flat.
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You don't have me convinced in Damon's/Gibson's 5ft8. I still think that both Damon and Gibson are 5ft9(a weak 5ft9 is possible) guys who wear lifts and achieve a strong 5ft11 impression.
ACG said on 7/Jan/11
Brad says on 5/Jan/11
Barry never saw the wedges in his customs.


'Cuz they weren't there.....
Brad said on 5/Jan/11
Barry never saw the wedges in his customs.
G-MANN said on 4/Jan/11
I saw Barry Norman in an "Evening with" appearance at a local theatre. He had a funny story about Mel, way back in the 1980s, when Mel was a rising star in Hollywood, he met him at a dinner party at his sister's house (she knew big people in Hollywood) and for some reason he was being cold towards Barry. He then asked him how tall he was. "Just over 6 foot" replied Barry "No, you're not." said Mel, who was several inches shorter (about 5'9" or 5'10" Barry said) So they stood back to back and got someone else there (some Hollywood producer) to compare them. Barry could feel Mel raising himself by standing on tiptoes and the other guy very diplomatically said they were the same height. Finally Mel was satisfied.
Brad said on 4/Jan/11
Damon is a strong 5' 8". Pitt & Clooney are 5' 10". Just watch any Oceans film, he's the short guy with the pair.
tell-em said on 3/Jan/11
hes 5'9" max
Metric said on 3/Jan/11
krazy krippled! says on 1/Jan/11
Metric, whatever you say, Adrien Brody doesn't look like the type of guy that drinks juice, and he got only 6-7 weeks to get a more than decent physique for Prdators.


It´s not about "looking" like the type of guy who does juice or not. If someone came and offered you a movie role and millions of dollars in fee but on the condition that you got into serious shape FAST what would you do?? Hell, I have never touched roids myself but for 1 million dollars I would take them for a couple of weeks. You bet! And Brad probably got 20 million dollars for "Troy". I rest my case.
krazy krippled! said on 1/Jan/11
Metric, whatever you say, Adrien Brody doesn't look like the type of guy that drinks juice, and he got only 6-7 weeks to get a more than decent physique for Prdators.
Brad said on 31/Dec/10
Mel at 2.5" over a heeled total height Russo at 5' 11'? He'd never be called short, ever. Mel owned a young G (5' 6") in NYC airport paparazzi customs coming in at 5' 11". Mel is like Damon, struggling with customs to be like Pitt/Clooney/Redford etc..
ACG said on 31/Dec/10
Brad says on 30/Dec/10
At 5' 10" with 3" customs he'd be 6' 1" in films, he never is, he's like Matt Damon, always short even with 5' 10" guys.


What are you talking about? He had a clear height advantage over Renee Russo and she was in heels! Let's say Mel was 5'8" and had on 3 inch customs(even though his footwear looked normal). That puts Mel at 5'11". Now Russo is 5'8" and had on normal heels which gave her at least 3 inches. That would make them the same height....but Mel is always clearly taller by 2-3 inches.

That makes for a 5'10" minimum Gibson.

And that's just one small example...he almost always looks at least average height- oh wait, that's because he IS!

A 5'8" Mel Gibson would make a lot of people really short.
Brad said on 30/Dec/10
At 5' 10" with 3" customs he'd be 6' 1" in films, he never is, he's like Matt Damon, always short even with 5' 10" guys.
Metric said on 30/Dec/10
klem says on 30/Dec/10
Those phisiques are not really that special that someone would have to take roids lol. Just workout with heavy weights 3-4 times a week for 1 hour is enough if you have good proportions. I workout for 5 years with weights it is a habit and it is pretty easy to maintain muscle. I have seen guys few times more muscular all natural, but they live for that.


Yeah, but my point was that the Hollywood stars get these physiques almost instantly in only a matter of weeks. Sometimes a few months at the very most. Now you don´t train for 6 weeks and then like waving a magic wand you will all of a sudden look like Daniel Craiq in Casino Royale. It´s impossible. There is only one answer: Juice.
ACG said on 28/Dec/10
Brad says on 24/Dec/10
On a box with Weaver says it all.


It by "it all" you mean the fact that tabloid magazines make stupid crap up to embarrass big-name stars who aren't six foot plus. Mel's at least 5'10". End of story.
Brad said on 24/Dec/10
He was wearing monster heel/lifts in Lethal Weapon. On a box with Weaver says it all.
Yarod said on 24/Dec/10
on a U-Tube Interview with George Cloony,Gibbo locks min. 1inch over Clooney.So 177m is very good deal for him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Dec/10
Looked near 5"11 in Lethal Weapon...
burby said on 22/Dec/10
The stockiness just makes him look shorter.
Metric said on 21/Dec/10
Mr Mayfair says on 20/Dec/10
He is rather short = 5'8'' Maybe 5'9'' peak in his bare feet. Kinda small too...160/165 lbs


Kinda small??? What are you talking about?? Gibson is wide as hell. He has some big ass biceps and overall mass. He is closer to 190 lbs.
Malibu said on 20/Dec/10
5'9.5" seems like it may be somewhat accurate. I've stood close to him a few times, and he was a few inches shorter than me, and I am around 6'1" Granted I never looked at his shoes so who knows if he was wearing lifts or something. This was back in 1995.
Mr Mayfair said on 20/Dec/10
He is rather short = 5'8'' Maybe 5'9'' peak in his bare feet. Kinda small too...160/165 lbs.
Brad said on 17/Dec/10
Those are killer boots by Mel. Massive customs. Very short without. This one is iced. Great vid.
TruebloodFan said on 17/Dec/10
@Metric
Ye I've also read he's been in bar fights fighting guys twice his size, and came on Mad Max audition after one such fight. 5ft9 or 5ft8, who cares, we all know he is among shorter men. Gibson is a maniac, but you've gotta luv that guy. I h8 when they cut his scenes of violence on my national TV. He's just great what that 'lil tomahawk in Patriot, making a f...ng mess out of those redcoats(although the movie is historically incorect, same as Braveheart) and he has real life Sly for breakfast any day that's true. And ye, he owns Malibu. lol
ka said on 17/Dec/10
Metric I think Risingforce has posted the Letterman clip with Mel before. If anything the clip proves Mel to be 5'9, like Risingforce has said before
Truthman 6 ft 4.5 in said on 17/Dec/10
Lol! Interesting video. This boots gives him like 3 inches, isn't they?
Metric said on 16/Dec/10
Holy baloney! Look what I found: Click Here

In the beginning Mel stands next to Letterman and looks a healthy 5-11 or so. Then later in the interview Mel takes his weird boots of and all of a sudden looks almost a head shorter than Letterman! Pause at 4:33. Unfortunately the two gents do not stand straight side by side at any time in their socks only but even with the bad camera angles it is OBVIOUS how Mel is wearing lifts on this occasion. He looks VERY short in those socks.

Maybe the only footage ever shot on nationwide television of a MAJOR lift monger in his friggin socks only!

Imagine the same thing happening with Sly. There would be stilts sticking out of his shoes if he took them off. STILTS!

BTW Mel INVENTED the word testosterone. In "Edge of darkness" he looks like he could John Rambo for breakfeast. Also he has been in many crazy bar fights in real life when he was younger. He is a maniac. I sure as hell wouldn´t wan´t to fight him.
French Guy said on 16/Dec/10
I met him, he is a really nice guy, i am 178cm 5"10, and i was in sneakers, and i was taller than him at about 3 or 4 cm and he was in heels so i put him between 1,72-1,74 cm
Brad said on 11/Dec/10
He walks like he's John Wayne, crammed cowboy boots, lifts etc.
Truthman 6'4.5 said on 11/Dec/10
He is 5ft10 at peak (with inch lifts inside shoes), now at 5ft8 barely. And i must admit that he didn't looks short at all beside very tall Glover (he looks close to 6'4 in early movies to me).
Bon said on 8/Dec/10
One thing because of which I hardly can buy him at 5'9 is his movement. He has an an unusually naturally agile movement for a guy that's supposed to be 5ft9+.
I've seen such movement frequency at guys that are barely 5'6.
Mely Mel is probably strong 5'7 on a good day, and not much if any over that at peak.
Brad said on 6/Dec/10
The m drives me crazy, do inches hoss.
Anonymous said on 3/Dec/10
@Brad: Gibson is in 1,75m-1,77m range. He's deffinitely not that short as you noted (1,73m).
Brad said on 2/Dec/10
5' 10" is a joke. With Weaver they did everything, they had to...he's 5' 8".

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