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5ft 10.86in (180cm)
said on 23/Jan/14
Here is the photo Mr R sent
Michael may have fraction more footwear?
MD said on 21/Jan/14
I really do think that 179 cm would be a better listing. He is just ever-so-slightly under 5'11".
Sam said on 20/Jan/14
Fassbender has a lean build that can make him seem lanky but this goes away when he stands next to other men or tall women. Rob's listing seems right, he might be a fraction under 5'11" for the better part of the day though.
cole said on 17/Jan/14
@The Horse of Funk: I'm not surprised they've put him at 185 cm to be honest, they even had Timberlake at 186 cm for a while... Can't trust them as any user can edit the height-listing. He's always struck me as a 5'10.5 - 5'11 zone guy, the former he has appeared more often recently imo.
Mr. R said on 17/Jan/14
@ The Horse of Funk Yeah, when I cam home Saturday, I checked that internet movie site, and laughed for a long time at the 6-0.75. Pure comedy.
The Horse of FUNK said on 16/Jan/14
Mr. R is probably right. I've always suspected him to be about 5'11". I had to check his page here after just seeing his listing on the internet movie site. They have him at 6'0.75". After seeing the candid photos of him with Chris Pine, there is no way in hell he is 6'0.75".
Mr. R said on 16/Jan/14
By the way, Michael hung out with us after the screening for at least ten minutes and was very cool. An extremely nice and fun dude. He is approaching Clooney for my " coolest man in Hollywood" crown. I will download my pic and send it to Rob.
Mr. R said on 12/Jan/14
I just met Michael at a screening at Fox Studios. I was stunned. He was almost looking me straight in the eye! I am 5-11.5 and he was closer than I suspected. He was wearing boots with a little more heel than my loafer dress shoes. He is pretty close to 5-11. Rob, I will send the pic.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Jan/14
LOL @ 5'9.5, more chance of 6ft!
truth said on 8/Jan/14
176-177cm ???? Jesus christ. I think 179-180cm, this height or a few fractions shorter. 5ft10.25 at worst.
little sue said on 6/Jan/14
No way 5ft 9.5, thats a bit laughable!! No much under 5ft 11.
Realist said on 6/Jan/14
1.83 m is a joke. This guy is 177-178. Carey Mulligan is no more than 1.67-1.68 she wears huge heals, downgrade them rob.
MD said on 6/Jan/14
You going to add any kind of evidence, Vibram beyond "5ft9.5"? I mean, the least you could do is add a sentence of explanation.
klem said on 6/Jan/14
He is extremelly fit and proportional 5-10.5, and he can look up to 6-1 from distance.
Nia said on 24/Dec/13
I met him. 5'9"
cole said on 18/Dec/13
I wouldn't go under 5'10.5 though. Anywhere in the 5'10.5 - 5'11 zone is justifiable.
said on 9/Dec/13
Does he have a close-to-10 inch head? It looks big, but it's quite square-y too, so maybe that adds a little optically.
[Editor Rob: wouldn't have said a big 10 inches]
Jem said on 6/Dec/13
I thought Fassbender looked close to the same height as Brad Pitt, maybe a bit shorter. Could be 5'11" max and might even be 5'10.5".
klem said on 26/Nov/13
Looks a bit shorter than Brad Pitt in the Counselor. Brad Pitt wears pretty thick boots in the movie. Anyway, to me he doesn't look, but strong to upper average. 5-11 max but probably 5-10.25.
SAK said on 26/Nov/13
Len says: A 5'10.5" guy who tries to claim 6'0" elsewhere. Standard Hollywood practice.
Most men add a few inches to there height, not just in Hollywood. Standard male practice.
But I have to agree I see him as 179cm/5f10.5 rather then a full 5f11.
cole said on 20/Nov/13
He does look shorter than Javier Bardem who I can't see over 5'11.25, so maybe Fassbender's more in the 5'10.5 range, Rob?
JonDaMon said on 17/Nov/13
i think Fassbender's deserves a higher listing than 5'11, to be fair. He looks quite tall. Pushing 6 foot.
Yves said on 9/Nov/13
6'0 for sure.
Silent d said on 21/Oct/13
It'll be interesting to see him in the counselor when he stands with a guy who claims he's 180cm brad pitt. There is also 172cm cameron diaz in it. Could be interesting. 180cm.
JJ said on 18/Oct/13
181-182 I think.
Mr. R said on 18/Oct/13
I just saw 12 Years A Slave, and MF walks around a lot barefoot. He and BP only share a few scenes, but in one they are standing facing each other both in boots. BP is clearly taller. MF is a little under 5-10.
Lorne said on 17/Oct/13
Well, he has two upcoming films with BP, so we'll get the chance to compare. But I do think Fassbender is legit 180cm, that's what he looks standing tall, see him with Mcavoy, who is 170cm but has lifts to look 171-172, he looks 5'11 and with. 171cm range Hennifer Lawrence, if she's a real 5'7.5 then Fassbender looks 5'11, I've seen him looking 179 range as Rob says, but generally I think he looks 5'11 w posture, 5ft10.75-5ft11, 179.5-180, 180.5 possible, him and Putt would be identical IMO.
Silent d said on 16/Oct/13
I watched shame and he looked 180cm next to his sister in the movie carey mulligan who is 169cm. Great actor.
said on 11/Oct/13
With Javier Bardem, whose listed height here I slightly doubt:
He's not quite 5'11". He honestly strikes me as a 5'10.5" guy who can look taller because of his narrow build.
Lilley said on 5/Oct/13
I've met Michael Fassbender and he was at least 3 inches taller than me and I'm just 5'9".
Len said on 19/Sep/13
A 5'10.5" guy who tries to claim 6'0" elsewhere.
Standard Hollywood practice.
said on 18/Sep/13
@ The Garage: No worries. I just didn't believe that Michael Fassbender could be as short as 5'9'' based on previous photo evidence. As for Ian McKellen, I think he's no less than 5'10'' at age 74. 10 years ago, he stood pretty tall next to a 5'11'' listed Rebecca Romijn (in heels) at the X2: X-Men United premiere: Click Here
TheGarage said on 17/Sep/13
@ Byron T: Hi. I've closely checked my photos with Michael Fassbender after being shocked by your photo (I always thought Ian McKellan was really tall, but maybe that was Gandalf). If he stood up straight instead of slouching then I could see that Michael would be taller than I said previously. I'm not afraid to admit when I'm wrong. He'd be more like 5'10 - 5'10.5. Apologies for the earlier estimate - I was possibly still in the meeting's afterglow.
said on 15/Sep/13
@ TheGarage: Are your sure that Michael Fassbender is only 5'9?'' Despite the angle of the camera and the footwear advantage of his other X-Men co-stars, he's still tallest one in this photo: Click Here
Jones said on 13/Sep/13
I don't understand why people ask who's taller when they can see that they're listed at the same height. It is possible for two people to be exact same ya know
TheGarage said on 25/Aug/13
I met Michael Fassbender in a restaurant two days ago. I got my photo taken with him. Lovely approachable man. I'm 5'9" & I'd say he's the same height as me at the very most.
said on 13/Aug/13
With Brad Pitt, they do look about the same, Pitt and Fassbender. Pitt often has higher footwear and Fassbender has looser posture, so their might be a Fassbender advantage but may be not even 1 cm.
Balrog said on 11/Aug/13
He looks 5'10.5" with McAvoy and also with Hoult but other times looks the full 5'11" maybe 5'10 ¾" is spot on?
said on 3/Aug/13
Rob, who'd be taller this guy or Brad Pitt?
[Editor Rob: I think it'd be hard to call it.
There is a shout that fassbender is 179cm range...he can look that ]
cole said on 31/Jul/13
Okay, I have seen a bit more of him now. And I would categorically rule out anything under 5'10.5 for Michael. 5'11 range is fine.
MaskDeMasque said on 26/Jul/13
5'10.5, maybe 5'10.75.
said on 20/Jul/13
I still think Fassbender is 5'11.'' He sure looks it next to a legit 5'10'' Bryan Singer and a 5'7'' James McAvoy:
Len said on 29/Jun/13
Looks 5'10.5". Not a real tall guy, but is lean and has presence, which sometimes makes him seem a bit taller.
The claims of 6'0" for him are funny... typical Hollywood fibbing.
cole said on 26/Jun/13
He looks around the 5'11 mark, but when you look at guys like David Giuntoli, who might very well be in the 5'10-11 range as well, he can seem in the same range. I'm just going to split it in half and call Micaehl a 5'10.5 guy. Not saying I'm completely ruling out 5'11, it's just that, to me, he sometimes looks a tad shorter.
Ron said on 9/Jun/13
A very lean 5'10. Great actor.
groundhogphil said on 9/Jun/13
At the Canadian Grand Prix he looked about an inch taller than Eddie Jordan which would make him around 5'6".
Dirty Pitts said on 6/Jun/13
In X-men First Class and in red carpet photos Fassbender looks the same height as Kevin Bacon, who's listed as 5'10" on this site. I think 5'10.5" is probably more accurate for Fassbender.
Balrog said on 2/Jun/13
In X Men First Class the guy who plays Banshee is listed 5'11'' and Fassbender looked exactly same height has him.
Robert Gray said on 29/Apr/13
@Byron: Touche. That is a challenging pic. He still seems to me like a hair under 5'11 though, just appears taller due to his skinny frame. He looked pretty average to me in X-Men: First Class and Inglorious Basterds but then seems taller in films like Shame and Prometheus. I'll settle with 5'10.5
said on 28/Apr/13
@Robert: I don't think he's shorter than Logan Marshall-Green, it's just the angle of the photo taken.
In this photo, both Fassbender and Marshall-Green are wearing flat shoes, but Marshall-Green is hunched over a bit. Also, he still towers over a 5'4'' Noomi Rapace who's wearing heels. I'd say that Fassbender is still 5'11'' as listed.
said on 21/Apr/13Click Here
Here he looks shorter than 5'11 listed Logan Marshall-Green and only a smidge taller than 5'4 listed Noomi Rapace (most likely with 5-6 inch heels)
Gonna go with 5'10
space balls said on 8/Apr/13
strong 5'11'' for sure.i'd say he could be even 1.81-82 cm.
leonari said on 27/Mar/13
Possible 181. Nö Way under 5'11
Arch Stanton said on 21/Mar/13
He can actually give off a taller impression at times.
Giles Du Croix said on 15/Mar/13
The female lead in Fishtank is indeed quite tall (and talented). 5' 11" is spot on here.
klem said on 21/Jan/13
He looks shorter in fish tank(2009). In Shame, he looks taller.
I think this guy is more like 178 cm but he could be true 180 cm.
jasperwazup said on 20/Jan/13
he has a masculine forehead just saying. he looks 181cm.
little sue said on 13/Jan/13
I can't see him being under 5ft 11 myself, although his slim, muscley build make him look tall.
Trey said on 12/Jan/13
Yeah, 5'11 Mortensen has a little edge on him, 5'10.5 is fair for Michael.
Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm said on 20/Dec/12
One of the best actors around.
5'11 is right.
Silent d said on 28/Oct/12
5 foot 11.
said on 22/Oct/12
He and Viggo Mortensen look pretty much the same height, though Mortensen may have a slight edge:
Scott said on 15/Oct/12
Yes, I'd have said 5'11 in inglorious ****s.
Woland said on 16/Sep/12
Looks 5'11 next to Gina Carano in Haywire.
little sue said on 9/Sep/12
He looks a good 5 inches taller than Mike Myers in Inglorious Basterds, I would say 5ft 11 + perfect looking specimen!!
BigT said on 27/Jul/12
He´s 177-179 cm range, getting away with claiming 6ft because of his slim figure and great posture. In the right footwear he´ll probably hit 6ft.
Scott said on 24/Jul/12
Looked 5'10.5 in inglorious. Not quite this '6 foot' claimed.
said on 13/Feb/12Click Here
Poor posture examples but in a similar height range so 5'11" is possible. He's super skinny so the height to width ratio gives the impression he's over 6ft
said on 25/Jan/12
This article claims "6 foot" for Fassbender. Not quite...:
SIlent d said on 24/Jan/12
Carey mulligan is 5 foot 6.5. 180cm for michael even though i thought he was closer to 6 foot.
said on 22/Jan/12
Look here for a recent picture of him standing next to Carey Mulligan. Even with heels, they look almost same height. Mulligan can't be that tall.
said on 9/Jan/12
He looks 5'11" tops next to 5'9"ish lead Gina Carano in stills from Haywire. In some pictures, Ewan McGregor and Michael Douglas look about the same size compared to her, although there's one where Fassbender might have her by a couple of inches more:
Steven said on 5/Jan/12
he was listed 6'0 at several site at first , did't thought he look 5'11 to 6'0 range. he look 5'10 at most next to 5'7 listed james mcavoy
said on 28/Dec/11
Did you downgrade him, Rob? I think I saw him at 182 cm here few months ago, not sure though.
[Editor Rob: yes he started 11.5 and settled on 11]
Ephramk said on 13/Dec/11
Saw him at a movie screening at Tate. He really is not as tall as he seems in the movie. 5'10 at best. Skinny lad though.
SAK said on 29/Nov/11
last time i checked he was listed as 182cm here, but yeah I have to agree with the 180cm listing now, even though initially i did think of him as near 6ft0.
sean73 said on 11/Nov/11
hey anonymous have you seen his new movie "shame"?I hear he might get an oscar nomination for it.181cm to me.
LAN Jiao said on 3/Nov/11
thanks rob. a great job. his not over 5'11 at best.
said on 3/Nov/11
"Byron T. says on 30/Oct/11
Definitely is 4 inches taller than a 5'7'' James McAvoy
LOL Byron.T , not even a full 3"(7.5cm). Fassbender look 177cm if mcavoy is 170 top. ask rob if you don believe me. if Fassbender stays 5'11.5 mcavoy needs a upgrade immediate top 5'8.75-5'9 , in premiere they had 7-8cm different on height. Fassbender is pretty much at guy pearce height 5'10(178cm).
[Editor Rob: 5ft 11 probably looks closer with James]
said on 30/Oct/11
Definitely is 4 inches taller than a 5'7'' James McAvoy
LAN Jiao said on 15/Oct/11
In X men he look only 8-9cm taller than professer X who is 5'7.5
Lazlo said on 14/Sep/11
Just walked a few feet from director Steve Mcqueen at the Toronto International Film Festival --he is exactly two inches taller than me --with shoes I'm 5'10, so I'd say Mcqueen with similar I inch heels is 6'1 --and in pics Michael Fassbender seems to be exactly or half an inch less than Mcqueen(who is probably 6 feet barefoot). 5 11.5 for Fassbender is thus SPOT ON!
Triplescrew said on 5/Sep/11
I would of thought 5'10.75" due to how he looked with Kevin Bacon but that could be footware/ camera angles.
jake said on 14/Aug/11
5ft11.25 (181 cm).
5'8.76784 said on 4/Aug/11
Maybe a tad shorter, Rob? He looked more than 3.5" shorter than Oliver Platt, who by now is not a full 6'3. Maybe 181cm?
babyjane said on 2/Aug/11
met michael, he's definitely not that tall. I'm 169 cm, was wearing 10 cm heel and he was shorter then me - 178 cm tops. BTW really sweet and friendly.
Larc 6 ft 1.75 in said on 13/Jul/11
5'11.5 is spot on, 5'11 flat is too low, he did look close enough to 6'0 in "X-Men First Class".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jun/11
Saw Inglorious ****s again recently. This guy is 180cm, not 182cm
SAK said on 9/Jun/11
Best height is 187cm, best range is 182-192cm so Fassbenders just manages to make it.
SAK said on 9/Jun/11
joe says on 7/Jun/11
Damn. He's got three inches on me.
Totally agree on Best height.
I would agree somewhat about the perfect height, i would say perfect height is 187cm, and as a range, anywhere between 182-192cm. So Fassbender @ 182cm just manages to make it.
joe said on 7/Jun/11
Damn. He's got three inches on me.
Totally agree on Best height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/May/11
Looks 5ft11 flat...same as Brad Pitt
Larry said on 6/Apr/11
This guy totally seems like the perfect height
SAK said on 23/Feb/11
Thanks Rob for getting a page for Fassbender. And I quoted 182cm for him and I glad you have this as his height.
Anonymous said on 16/Feb/11
Brilliant in Hunger. The best british film of the last decade.
jake said on 16/Feb/11
This is certainly fair. Close to 6'