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Average Guess (60 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 9.11in (175.5cm)
Current: 5ft 7.59in (171.7cm)
said on 29/Jan/09
With Warren Beatty and Annette Bening Click Here
Susan said on 27/Jan/09
Michael Douglas was next to me in the commissary at 20th Century Fox in the mid 80's. I was shocked at how short he is. I am 5'10" and had 2 1/2" heels on, and he was MUCH shorter than my husband, who was 5'9" (deceased). I would say he might be 5'8" with shoes on, and perhaps even "elevators." I would have guessed him to be 5'6-7" in his bare feet. Intrigues me that many times men give their height with shoes on, and women in bare feet, which definitely makes a difference. A surprising amount of actors wear elevator shoes or inserts too, because many of the actresses are quite tall and height is often seen as power.
glenn said on 29/Nov/08
was 5-9 since the 90s.once again i have new proof.
anonymous said on 29/Nov/08
Next to 5 foot 7 catherine zeta jones, he looks 5 foot 9-10. In you me and dupree, he was shorter than matt dillon by an inch and a half. 176.5cm seems accurate.
firstname.lastname@example.org said on 11/Sep/08
Mr. Douglas was kind enough to hold a door open for me, when he was visiting a Spa where I then worked. This was in the mid-eighties. We both had flat shoes on, as I passed very close to him. I am 5'8", according to my MD. I say I'm 5'9" to pad it. Anyway, he was clearly at least an inch shorter than myself.
Frank2 said on 7/Sep/08
Michael is 5'10". His dad was 5'8" in his prime.
Anonymous said on 31/Aug/08
He looked quite small in 'Dont say a word' he looked about 5'8"
Mr. R said on 3/Aug/08
I met him years ago in New York, and he was taller than I expected. He certainly is close to 5-9 now.
RICHARD said on 25/Jun/08
Looked easily 2 inches shorter than Val Kilmer in The Ghost and the Darkness. So 5'10 is accurate IF Kilmer is a soild 6 footer,and not taller.
Anonymous said on 24/Jun/08
In traffic he looked barely any shorter than Tropher Grace. Must of been lifts or he is taller than 5'9 or tropher is less than 5'10.5
Golfer said on 25/May/08
Met him and CZJ recently playing golf in Bermuda. I spoke with both while we were all together at the turn. Douglas is NO taller than 5'9" and C.Z. Jones is 5'7". Both were very pleasant and decent (not great) golfers.
Lebensdorf said on 6/May/08
He looks 5'10'' in this picture with Glenn, but maybe because he is closer to the camera...
I'm 6'1.5'', Sam.
sam said on 20/Apr/08
how tall are you lebensdorf
Lebensdorf said on 11/Apr/08
I was watching Romancing the Stone recently for the first time. I always thought that Douglas was around 5'11'', because of his slim build and proportionality, but, compared to 5'8'' Kathleen Turner, I would say that he is no more than 5'9.5'', and 5'10'' is stretching it, really.
And, Glenn, I thought I was the only one who grew after age 19. I know some people do, but you rarely hear of it. I stopped growing at around 24.
beatlefan said on 23/Mar/08
He looked five ten in 'Falling Down' and there is a scene where he takes off his shoe and it is a normal flat shoe with no lifts apparant. He may have worn them in other scenes though.
glenn said on 21/Mar/08
i agree.i never understood these 5-10 claims.
Anonymous said on 20/Mar/08
No more than 5'-9" peak and now around 5'-8" He is a known to use lifts! - on and off screen!
dmeyer said on 18/Feb/08
1 in loss in 60s seems very average ,walken, douglas,duvall ,keach, nicholson
sam said on 9/Feb/08
hasn't lost that much. peek height 5'10.5 now in advancing age, 5'10. still doesn't look too bad... keep up the good work
C. said on 7/Dec/07
I think this height is on the dot. He actually looks this height quite consistently throughout (well, around 5'10" during his earlier years).
Anonymous said on 15/Oct/07
His height varies because he is know to wear lifts. In the pix above next to Glenn, Michael was wearing a suit which makes me suspects that he was probably wearing dress shoes with hidden heels. He probably wears lifts in the movies too.
kal shah said on 6/Oct/07
in basic instinct he looked about 5ft 11, now id say he has lost some height
George H. said on 31/Jul/07
Look at those shoes in Clive's pic!
said on 22/Jul/07
One thing's sure he's no more 5'9 nowadays :)
nastyellen said on 7/Jul/07
I met him in '75 and he was a good 4-5 inches shorter than me who stands just under 6'.
dmeyer said on 19/Jun/07
if frank2 say 5'10 i believe and 5'9 now
Mr. R said on 19/Jun/07
I met him years ago on Broadway. He was definitely closer to 5-10 then. I am sure that he has lost alittle since.
Fox said on 18/Jun/07
i thought he was 5'6 in the movies, but wow... he looks 5'9 in that picture
James said on 27/May/07
He has shrunk
Drew said on 13/May/07
Morning height doesn't count Berta...
berta said on 11/May/07
i think he was 179 in his peak,in the morning
Josh said on 30/Apr/07
Michael looked a good inch taller than kiefer sutherland in the sentinel and has always looked a good average height in most films. Hes more closer to 5ft 10 than five nine.
Franco said on 18/Apr/07
omg im just watching now WALL STREET !! i got it as a present from a friend (the DVD) lol :D
in Wallstreet im sure they gave him a bit of a lift (shoes) since he is the boss and should be taller/more important than Sheen in the movie.
imho douglas was a 1.77m tall in his prime, he is 1.74m today
a 5'10 can look easy 5'11 with shoes, with Glenn he looks 5'11
The Horse of FUNK said on 14/Apr/07
"trueheight says on 9/Mar/07
yea, he looked about 5'11 in Wall Street - a clear inch taller than Charlie Sheen"
That's because Sheen is most likely 5'9" - 5'9.5" and Douglas was probably an easy 5'10" flat for most of his life.
Greg said on 26/Mar/07
I just saw about 3 movies with him and I wouldn't say he appeared to be 5'10 in any one of them, I estimated 5-8, 5-9 maybe, but I do strongly believe that he wears elevators and is actually 5-8 barefoot.
glenn said on 15/Mar/07
i never believed douglas was 5-10.he appeared 5-9 when i met him and he looks to be a lift wearer.so maybe he is 5-8 now with age.or always was.
Ellen said on 14/Mar/07
All I'm saying, Dave, is that my husband is 5'9", and that Michael Douglas was significantly shorter. Don't put words in my mouth - I never said "my husband towered over him." But as someone who has spent the last twenty years standing next to a man who is 5'9", I can tell you that Michael Douglas didn't even appear close to that height. Also, why are you so upset about this. It's supposed to be a fun website. Perhaps the stars wear lifts so much that we refuse to believe that they're really shorter than they are. Or perhaps we refuse to believe that the movie stars that we admire would knowingly deceive their adoring public.
trueheight said on 9/Mar/07
yea, he looked about 5'11 in Wall Street - a clear inch taller than Charlie Sheen
James said on 6/Mar/07
Wasnt that much shorter than Kilmer in the Ghost and the Darkness. Although that was back in 1996 so he's probably lost a bit of height.
josh emery said on 28/Feb/07
Michael was about an ich taller than kiefer sutherland in the sentinel so hes about 5ft 10 iches.
Ellen said on 20/Feb/07
I saw Michael Douglas back in '96 at a restaurant in SF when he was filming "The Game". He was about 10 feet from our table. He was no more than 5'6". My husband is 5'9", and he didn't even come close.
dmeyer said on 16/Feb/07
to me looked a solid 5'10 at peak
Anthony said on 14/Feb/07
I do recall Douglas being taller than 5'8 Kathleen Turner in "Romancing The Stone". I think he's at least 5'9.5
Glenn said on 14/Feb/07
I agree Leonari.
leonari said on 14/Feb/07
never 5`10" without lifts, never.solid 5`9" probably...
Chris said on 18/Jan/07
Michael Douglas looked 0,75 inches taller than Kiefer Sutherland in "The Sentinel". I always thought he looked 180 cm, but he can't be under 177 cm.
Glenn said on 8/Jan/07
Maybe he was 5-9,5-10 peak.I smell lifts on him though.lifts arnt the answer for everything however.
Andreas K. said on 7/Jan/07
Glenn if you're 5 ft 8 he looks more than 5 ft 9. 5 ft 10 pretty much, unless his footwear is funny.
Glenn said on 11/Dec/06
5-11? I believe I hit 5-8 at 22 or 23.not sure.didnt measure then.I was 5-7 at around 19.
sam said on 11/Dec/06
also glenn, is it true you grew in your early twenties or something?
sam said on 11/Dec/06
Glenn can't be much under five eight so in the above photo Mike D. could be pushing 5'11.
Glenn said on 15/Nov/06
1993.some people say 5-9,5-10.but he strikes me as a guy who wears lifts.
TNTinCA said on 14/Nov/06
Glenn: is that a recent photo or from a few years ago?
He is standing in front of you so I know that adds to his height; but still strikes me as 5'9-ish.
Franco said on 14/Nov/06
saw him in Italy last year and i can assure you 5'9 is absolutely 100% correct. :)
said on 7/Nov/06
5'9 is a good estimation, have a look at this photo where he's max an inch over than his father:
Pik said on 3/Oct/06
I just watched You, me and Dupree. Douglas is no more than an inch shorter than Dillon. I think he is at least 177cm.
Anonymous said on 28/Sep/06
in these week ok mag he is in similar footwear with zeta and looks 3.5 inches taller he could be near 5'10 possibly 5'11 at peak also i aint convinced zeta is over 170 possibly
Glenn said on 4/Sep/06
He is notoriously known to wear lifts.
Anonymous said on 3/Sep/06
how could M.Douglas be 5'9" when his forehead line is 2" taller than Glenn's come on guys stop the bulls***. Glenn's shoulder is nowhere near Douglas's, Douglas is 5'10".
said on 1/Aug/06
I doubt he's 5'10". I don't know how tall Zata Jones is, but here she is with Douglas and Warren Beatty and an unidentified person, only a couple of years ago. Click Here
Beatty is bending forward to greet the unidentified person, and he's already half a head taller than Zeta Jones, and I can personally testify the man has a very long head :)
dmeyer said on 31/Jul/06
he looks more than 1 inch taller than glenn
[Editor Rob: I think douglas head looks closer to camera, there might not be much between them...]
MHouillon said on 19/Jun/06
I don't think that Michael Douglas is a 175cm these days. I think 177cm is more realistic.
said on 18/Jun/06
Micheal Douglas is 5'7-5'8 If tobey maguire is 5'7-5'8 then explain this Click Here
I saw the movie when tobey wasnt wearing shoes and standing next to douglas tobey was exactly 1 inch shorter then him so Tobey wasn't wearing lifts. There is no way Douglas is over 5'8! And this also proves my theory Glenn isn't as tall as he thinks he is because I have seen him listed as 5'7- 5'8.
Frank2 said on 5/Jun/06
Michael is no more 5'8" than I'm 5'9". He hasn't shrunk. I saw him three years ago and he was a solid 5'10". So for those who say I'm constantly trying to make people smaller, here's just another example that disproves that baseless charge.
Anonymous said on 4/Jun/06
Go to the most recent pics of him and 5'4" to 5'5" heather locklear. He is really only 5'8". (these days at least).
Clive said on 2/May/06
I totally agree with this change indeed there's a difference between your height when you're 21 and your one when you are 51 years old...
Frank2 said on 27/Apr/06
Kiefer is about 5'8" barefoot and wears huge lifts. Douglas doesn't.
stAs said on 26/Apr/06
he looks at least 2-3cm shorter than Kiefer Sutherland in that new movie, or maybe Kiefer is 180?
[Editor Rob: he's starting to shrink...]
Pik said on 11/Apr/06
I agree with Frank2. He looked an inch taller than five-nine Andy Garcia in Black Rain
[Editor Rob: interesting to see his next film with Kiefer sutherland...yes at prime he did look full 5ft 10 guy]
said on 3/Apr/06
5'10" to be precise. Here's Michael with 5'11" Bob Wagner along with 5'5" Ann-Margret: Click Here
Anonymous said on 25/Mar/06
Well, from Perfect Murder, he is 3-4 inches taller than the 5'7" Paltrow, which puts him at a perfect 5'9'10". I think this is accurate.
Frank2 said on 23/Mar/06
Each time I've seen Douglas he's only appeared to be about an inch or so shorter than me. I'd say he'e 5'10". Watch Michael on the old TV show The Streets of San Francisco. He's not that much shorter than 6'1" Karl Malden. And Karl was 6'1" back then. Today Karl has packed down to about 5'11". I saw him back then and I saw him a few years ago.
Glenn said on 23/Mar/06
Glad someone backs me up he look 5-8.
TheJerk said on 22/Mar/06
Comes across as being 5-8, but maybe he really is 5-9. Tho I doubt Glenn would underestimate.
Frank2 said on 21/Mar/06
Michael is close to 5'10". He might even be that height. I've seen him up close and he only appeared to be roughly an inch shorter than me at the time which was about ten years ago.
said on 20/Mar/06
Maybe he was 177cm when he was younger but currently he's no more 175cm, look at this photo with Antonio Banderas :
Zach said on 19/Feb/06
In that film with viggo mortensen you mention Rob, I think it was Perfect Murder or something, Douglas had a very strange walk, really looked like he had lifts in his shoes the way he was walking.
Glenn said on 28/Jan/06
are you sure of whats in his shoes?
[Editor Rob: douglas does look taller in some movies...i.e. viggo mortensen he looked same as, but in his shoes I would think something's afoot]
Mario said on 27/Jan/06
Hey Glenn are you sure about that 5 ft 8.
Zeta-Jones really isn't shorter than 171-2 and he appears barefoot next to Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct. I think that Stone was around 5 ft 8 during that time and douglas really dind't looked any shorter than 5 ft 10 next to her, to be honest he looked in some scenes even 5 ft 11.
Glenn said on 22/Jan/06
still have to find it.coming this week.
Rut said on 21/Jan/06
Glenn, where stays the foto of you and him...?
Glenn said on 15/Jan/06
photo coming soon. he's 5-8!!!
leonari said on 14/Jan/06
Please Mcfly: You have no clue....Honestly...Douglas 6'1. What a joke. Ever heard of the fact that lifts play an important role in movies...I guess not. YOU are by far the guy who exagerates height the most on this site!!! Get lost my friend
Anonymous said on 31/Dec/05
Michael and I trained the the same gym for years (Santa Barbara Gym and Fitness). He is taller than I thought. My guess is that he is 6'. I'm 6'2" and although he wasn't as tall as I am, he is not short. Looks and sounds like he is a very heavy smoker.
Jason said on 10/Dec/05
I just got done watching ''The Ghost and the Darkness'' and Douglas did look 5'11'' next to 6'0'' Val Kilmer.
Gramps said on 2/Dec/05
Michael looks to have only 1.5" - 2.0" max on dad:
Check out Kirk with the 5'5" Edward G. Robinson:
Granted that Kirk is leaning against a car but you get a good view of the full-length bodies of both men, with not THAT much difference between them.
DrKnow said on 29/Nov/05
I saw Kirk a few years ago at the Beverly Hills Hotel. It was after his stroke but if he was 5'5" I'm dyin. He was absolutely puny.
Mario Nariano said on 25/Nov/05
I believe that Kirk Douglas was 5 ft 9 at his peak. He has admited that he wored in a lot of his movies lifts. Michael Douglas could have been 5 ft 10.5 at his peak, but really don't more than that.
Gramps said on 25/Nov/05
MyFly, give it a rest! First of all, Kirk Douglas never saw 5'11" on his best day, or even close. Second, to say it therefore follows that his son is two inches taller is utterly ridiculous. Look at George Bush Sr. vs. W. as an obvious example.
Mr. R said on 22/Nov/05
I saw him years ago in New York, when he was doing Black Rain. He walked past me, and was taller than I expected. He may have been close to 5-10 then, but is definitely about 5-9 now!
Mario Nariano said on 22/Nov/05
At his peak he was a strong 5 ft 10.
This is based on the movies that he has with Katleen Turner and Sharon Stone.
Viper652 said on 22/Nov/05
Nah, Michael is 5-9.
CHLOEE said on 21/Nov/05
Never knew she onced modeled but it puzzels me why soooo meny celebs lie about their height ? :S If their 5'5 they say 5'8. Whats the point :S They live in a dream world were everything is fake. Even their height :S Soo stupid !! :)
Anonymous said on 21/Nov/05
Catherine is 5'5". I have seen her and Michael in Telluride Colorado. She was small, even in ski boots. Also, she was too short (and short-looking) to model when she was young.
Chloee said on 8/Nov/05
I DONT THINK HE LOOKS TALL AT ALL BUT HOWCOME CATHERINE IS 5'8 AND STILL WEARS 3'INCH HEELS AND DOESNT TOWER OVER HIM? HE MUST WEAR LIFTS ! ?
COS CATHERINE IS DEFO ABOUT 5'8?
What said on 28/Sep/05
I also saw him, in Aspen. i am 5'8" and I would say he was 5'7" and squatty.
Justin said on 4/Aug/05
My girlfriend saw him last night in DC filming The Sentinel and she walked right past him. She is 5'9" and she said she had a good 3 inches on him. He is not close to 5'9"
McFan said on 11/Jul/05
He's 5'9 which is not quite what his father was...although in Kirk's later years, Michael taller than him.
Mr. Awesome said on 29/Jun/05
I agree with Mr. R. In Traffic, he's one of the shortest males in the movie, save the tiny Jacob Vargas. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised with 5'8.5''.
Mr R said on 14/Feb/05
Saw him on Broadway years ago and he walked right past me. Maybe 5'9" even.