How tall is Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender's Height

5ft 10 ¾ (179.7 cm)

German born Irish Actor best known for roles in films such as Shame, Hunger, Assassin's Creed, Inglorious Basterds, Prometheus, The X-Men Movies, Steve Jobs and 12 Years a Slave.

How tall is Michael Fassbender
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Average Guess (219 Votes)
5ft 10.78in (179.8cm)
Abdu-5'10" said on 24/Sep/23
Sandy Cowell said on 6/Sep/23
I loved Michael’s conversation with Mike Myers in ‘Inglourious Basterds’ in his posh English accent. Then we are treated to a brilliant display of German. What a talented guy! I have many of his films and bought another as a result of being so impressed with his adaptability. It’s part of the Alien franchise, which isn’t included in my boxset of Alien films, so it was made later.

Leah Kims 02 said on 27/May/23
Currently he seems 5ft 10.5 in
John marks said on 21/Mar/23
Rob what’s his morning and evening height ?
Editor Rob
Might be 5ft 11.5 out of bed and could be at worst between 10.5-10.75
Abdulrahman said on 13/Feb/23
He is a little above or under 180 cm.
berta said on 11/Jan/23
his upper body could be right for a 6´1 guy and his legs is normal on a 5´´9 guy.He have never looked tall. always shorter than guys like dicpario so over 180 cm seems hard to argue. 179,5 is my guess.
Bravo1 said on 9/Aug/22
Honestly don’t see more than 5’10 flat for him… was 3 inches taller than 5’7” McAvoy in various side-by-side premiere photos.
Abdul-DK said on 5/Aug/22
181 cm
Jake: 1.84 m - 1.85 m said on 16/Jul/22
He looked taller than 5ft 11 Rogen in Steve Jobs...He also towered Stuhlabrg and John Ortiz in that film...Have you seen it, Rob?

I just tend to think 5ft 11 even is the best overall compromise for Fassbender's height.
Editor Rob

I thought quite close but can see the argument with Michael seeming a more robust 5ft 11
Garrett Peduto said on 5/May/22
I don’t understand how he’s listed at 6 foot he doesn’t look anywhere near it
Slim 6'0.25 said on 7/Mar/22
I take that back he’s 179.5

DiCaprio would edge him out

Same height as McConaughey and Crowe
Wehrmacht180 said on 21/Jan/22
178-180 cm
Chaoscontrol. said on 23/Oct/21
He looks around this. Sometimes closer to 5’11
MaskDeMasque 5'9.5 said on 13/Oct/21
Not seeing 5'11. He's 5'10.5 or 5'10.75.
Slim 6'1.75 said on 29/Sep/21
Could be a solid 5’11
Stinky 186 cm said on 29/Aug/21
He’s a solid 5’ 11” he looks about 4 inches taller than James McAvoy
Aj06 said on 6/May/21
A solid 180 cm or from what I coudl tell with (james Mcavoy who is 5'7.)
Slim 6'1.5 said on 5/May/21
I propose a a 180cm upgrade
He’s on the same boat as bernthal and Mortensen
Slim 6'1.5 said on 2/May/21
ChaosControl 6'2 1/2 said on 24/Jan/21
179 is where you can maybe reach 6’0 in shoes
Good point, not only that 179 guys are near 6ft in the morning.
But a lot of 5’10-5’11 guys claim 6ft
Kamil said on 9/Mar/21
Hmm, I don't think he's 5'10 3/4. In Alien Covenant he was at least one inch taller than Katherine Waterston who is 5'11.
Jade Aimers said on 9/Mar/21
5 feet 10 inches
Rimbaud said on 10/Feb/21
Hi Rob, if i measure 5ft 10" 3/4 in late afternoon of a busy day and wanted to check the celebs my height part of the site would you recommend i put 5ft 10 and a half or 5ft 11? Cheers
Editor Rob
5ft 10.75-11 I think are good figures to compare against
ChaosControl 6'2 1/2 said on 24/Jan/21
179 is where you can maybe reach 6’0 in shoes
slim 6'1 said on 7/Jan/21
The full 5’11” is possible
Genau said on 5/Jan/21
179-180 range the listing is good enough
Slim 6'1" said on 11/Nov/20
flat 5'11"
Tdog said on 9/Nov/20
Stood next to Fassbender, I was noticeably taller, gives illusion of height as very wiry framed. Not tall, I'd give 5ft 10 max.
Slim 6'1@ said on 3/Nov/20
180cm is possible
Monkey knees said on 11/Sep/20
Its been.. Ooh.. 8 years(?) But painted/prepped sets on Prometheus, and stood near Fassbender, Spall... Most of the cast. I'm 5ft 11.75in morning height, had at least on inch on him before his body shot/close in lifts were put in. 5ft 10.5in flat. Above average, not "tall".
Slim 6'1" said on 7/Aug/20
@Greg, didnt u stunt ur growth by not sleeping enough? i reckon u wouldve been a strong 5 11
Slim 6'1" said on 7/Aug/20
180 is possible
VitoCheng said on 5/Jul/20
Liz Revell said on 4/Jul/20
Perfect 007
Jake: 1.84 m - 1.85 m said on 23/Jun/20
Also, check him next to Viggo Mortensen, Rob. He often appears to edge out Viggo.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 22/Jun/20
Rob, him and Pitt are pretty similar, sometimes Fassbender appears taller. I think he should get the full 5ft 11in. Other posters seem to think so too. What do you reckon?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Jun/20
I was admiring his voice just now in 'Inglourious Basterds'; my Dad assures me that they all spoke like that in the War.

His conversation with Mike Myers is just so funny! Speaking like that makes the rude words even more effective!

I upped Mike Myers just now because there wasn't as enormous a difference in their heights as one would have expected.

Michael gets 5ft11.
The.orm511 said on 7/Jun/20
So true about the issues of fitting suits. I’m 181 when I wake up and just over 179 when I go to bed (I would say I’m over 5’11” throughout most of the day). I struggle with clothes I have like 31” legs maybe 30” and a 31” waist but a 41 inch chest and 6’1” reach. I struggle with any clothes, righ in between medium and large things are always tight around my thighs and chest but then fit long. Wish I was a little bit shorter or taller just so I could fit things better haha.
Jam Cherry said on 1/Jun/20
I seem him Very close to 180 cm
Marc said on 24/May/20
Hey rob. According to your estimate fassbender is almost 180 and sophie almost 175.

Click Here

On that picture it seems that turner couldnt reach fassbenders height despite her heels which seems to be at least 6cm.

Maybe turner isnt even 174?
Editor Rob
In the full photo click here it does look like she'd have 2 extra inches of footwear advantage, so arguably you could say Fassbender doesn't look any less than 5ft 11 range there if I'm giving her 5ft 8.75.
Rimbaud said on 20/May/20
Im glad im not the only one struggling with the clothes issue. Im 5ft 10.5, ive got the trousers sorted, whether its jeans, chinos or smart trousers im 32" which fits comfortably, not to short, not to long, doesn't ride up to far when i sit down and never drags on the floor while im standing. But i have so much trouble with suit jackets. My chest is about a 38, thats okay, but if i go with 38 medium then the arms are to short and the body seems way to long, and if i go 38 short then the length of the body is okay but the arms are ridiculous, its really frustrating! I have a friend who is basically the same hight as me but he takes 30" jeans, chinos ect, so maybe my legs and arms are just really long, im not sure, its interesting that both people struggle with it as well though!
Daycringeothon said on 15/May/20
So true about 5’11-5’11.25” guys and picking clothes, jackets etc. So confusing all the different names: medium, tall medium , skinny leg jeans, regular fit jeans, athletic fit, small large shirts, large, XL. I have above average length of arms but thankfully not too long. It would be nice if the big brand names could make jackets with extra arm room but normal everywhere else 😂. And jean inseams always are a hassle. Example two 5’11” guys one with the more beefier legs and the other just average. The former needs an extra inch of inseam for his legs to be comfortable.
Joseph N said on 11/May/20
@Rimbaud Yes I have problems with that all the time. I'm 5'10.5" but I have ridiculously long arms for my height which makes it more problematic. I always look for jackets to fit two areas - sleeves are long enough and shoulders/chest since those 2 areas can't be adjusted after the fact. If the jacket's too long I'll bring it into my tailor to ask him if it can be shortened without making it look out of proportion. It's really a pain and I'll probably get a bespoke suit made at some point in the future.
Rimbaud said on 15/Apr/20
To chaps in the 5ft 10.5-11 range, when it comes to buying suit jackets do you go for regular or long? I wear 32" trousers and im about a 38" chest, but the regular length jackets always seem uncomfortably short on the arms, but i feel like if i went for a long it would be to long in the body, anybody else at this height have this trouble?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Apr/20
🎁🎂🎈 Happy Birthday Michael! 🎈🎂🎁

A Very Happy Birthday to Michael Fassbender who celebrated his 43rd Birthday yesterday.

Wasn't he young when he starred in the controversial movie 'Eden Lake'? I much prefer to watch him in 'Inglourious B**terds', because we get the chance to hear him speak his native German, and it's the first film of his that really made me sit up and notice him!

Handsome Michael gets 5ft11 as his Birthday vote. 😆👍🥂🎊

Panchsfhool said on 28/Feb/20
@dpg if javier bardem isnt 1.81 then fassbender has to be 1.78 cause he looks half inch shorter than javier
Black said on 24/Feb/20
180cm classic guy. he is charismatic!
Vsquad said on 20/Feb/20
Fassbender looked noticeably shorter than Ryan Gosling in equal footwear, so he definitely doesn't touch 6 feet.

I saw 300 recently, and he looks a solid 5'10 at best.
TheBat said on 18/Feb/20
Lol he hasn't lost any height guys, he's only in his early 40's. Michael has always been 5'11" flat.
Panchsfhool said on 16/Feb/20
1.78-1.79 nowadays. Although his peak was near 6ft
Animus said on 8/Feb/20
32 inch-pants are short for 5'10¾? I buy that as well and I'm nearly 6'0. My impression is that my legs are of average length for my height.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 26/Jan/20
To me he's a solid 5ft 11in. Do you think Brad Pitt is taller, Rob?
VitoCheng said on 23/Jan/20
Current:5ft 11
Peak: 6feet
Aldebaran said on 17/Jan/20
Flat 5'11.
ajax509 said on 14/Nov/19
179cm guy said on 30/May/19
Rob, if you had to guess Michael's inseam to the nearest inch what would you guess it at?
Editor Rob
32.5 inches
Do you mean measured or his trouser length? But yeah, for 5ft 10+ person, Fassbender's inseam must be on the short side.
Editor Rob
I think he'd buy a 32 inch probably, but could be slightly longer.
Tarinator 6'1.5" or 187 cm said on 21/Oct/19
Looks 5'11" to me. I am guessing I would be 2-3 inches taller than him as I am around 6'1.5" (I grew a little; maybe one inch). I remember meeting some 178 cm range folks some time this year and they seem to be a little shorter than me. Maybe by 2 or 3 inches. I seem to be growing a bit from when I last saw them. I remember showing you a picture of me with my dad and I seemed to be 4-5 inches taller (in late 2017). But now I am 5.5-6.25" taller than my dad (who is 5'7.25" now and 57.75-8" peak). I was much bulkier last year but now that I took more proper care of my diet I am losing weight and am decompressing my spine to look one inch taller and maybe grow a little in height.
Tessa Van Nunen said on 11/Oct/19
No way, I always thought he looked around 6'0.5-6'1 on screen. I thought he'd be atleast 5'11.5, but 180 seems about right
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 11/Sep/19
Full 5ft 11in! Definitely 6ft in shoes... Go on, Rob.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/Jul/19
He may well being 5'10 7/8 but Rob would upgrade him 5'11 if he met him. Strongly feels it.
DPH1995 said on 12/Jun/19
His slender frame can probably make people think he's taller.
179cm guy said on 30/May/19
Rob, if you had to guess Michael's inseam to the nearest inch what would you guess it at?
Editor Rob
32.5 inches
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 19/May/19
Rob, could you give him the full 5-11 at least? Him and Pitt appear to be of a very similar height.
Daycringeothon said on 9/May/19
General pant in seams of 5’10.5”-5’11.25” Northern European men 30-32 “. The Guinness book used to have a page on the Human Being.In it saying typical femur of a 6 footer is 19.75”. So based on that 18-18.5” must roughly be average for a 5’11”-5’11.25” male. Average height in Benelux region is 5’10.25” though maybe higher due to the Dutch height closer to 6’0.5”.

I am roughly 5’11”-5’11.25” afternoon height I have a smaller sized head though. My in seam is only 31” roughly.
Oneiroi said on 25/Mar/19
5'11" for sure, but no more.
Wayne said on 18/Jan/19
He really never looks tall to me
His google 6 ft listing is obviously a joke, I think 10'1/2"-3/4" is his true height
Jr$$$$ said on 7/Dec/18
Looks closer to 6 foot that 5’ 10 3/4”, 5’ 11 to 5’ 11 1/4”
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 5/Dec/18
Fassbender may deserved a 1/8th upgrade.
Rimbaud said on 7/Nov/18
It's frustrating that I never feel as tall as he looks despite me being the same height, give or take a cm or two
TheBat said on 5/Nov/18
5'11" and a phenomenal actor!
Mightyman said on 15/Oct/18
Also stood next to him on the set of Prometheus. Definitely 5’10 and half and very slim. Nice guy too.
Tall Sam said on 28/Sep/18
I doubt he's a lift wearer.
Monkey knees said on 27/Sep/18
Stood near him when prop-painting on Prometheus. In screen lifts he hit 6ft. 5ft 10.5in barefoot. Max.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 19/Sep/18
If he's a solid 180 by day's end, then surely the full 5ft 11in is best, Rob?
Editor Rob
It's an arguable figure, though 11 flat is the highest I'd try to argue.
Rimbaud said on 10/Sep/18
What would you guys say a legit 5:11 wakes up at and then ends the day at?
Editor Rob
A guy like Fassbender (assuming we agree on him being 5ft 11) might wake at 11.75, but to be a legit 5ft 11 I think you might not fall below that mark much more than a few mm's at night.
Rimbaud said on 10/Sep/18
Rob, if people recognise you in the street or at conventions do they ever ask you to guess their height?
Editor Rob
I'm sure a few have over the years, I can remember more than 5 occasions!
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 30/Aug/18
He's a legit 5ft 11in for sure in my opinion. He looks like he's closing in on 181.
Renhook said on 31/Jul/18
Great site. Use it all the time when watching movies or tv. I thought I would comment. Barefoot, standing as straight as possible, I am 183 cm in the morning. But I think I suffer from the same issue as Fassbender whom I have had stand in front of me on an airplane. My inseam is only 31.5 inches and I have a big noggin and long torso but have a thicker chest. Colleagues or acquaintances who don’t stand close to me believe I am shorter than I am until I stand within arms length. Fassbender was an inch shorter with similar foot ware. Think 180 is spot on.
QM6'1QM said on 22/Jun/18
Yeah, great listing, Rob. I think also, my opinion is about 180 cms.
MAD SAM said on 14/Jun/18
Legit 180 cm
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 12/Jun/18
Fassbender look much legit 5'10 3/4 than McConaughey.

My guess of some 5'10 3/4 listed guys lowest height i estimated:

Fassbender 5'10 7/8
Matt Dillon 5'10 7/8
Jason Bateman 5'10 3/4
Ethan Hawke 5'10 1/2
Joel Edgerton 5'10 1/2
George Clooney 5'10 1/2
Scott Speedman 5'10 5/8
Matt Dallas 5'10 7/8
Sam Witwer 5'10 7/8
JJL29 said on 22/May/18
Is 5ft 11 flat possible for him?
Editor Rob
Of course there's a chance.
Vanessa Carbajal said on 23/Mar/18
He's a maximum of three inches over 5'6 Vikander.
Animus said on 9/Mar/18
Are his legs short or his arms just long, relatively speaking? He might have a bit of a long torso, but I think it's primarily his head size and arm length that causes the gestalt of his body.
Monkey knees said on 28/Feb/18
5'11 in the morning. Suffers from short legs and large head which do make him look shorter. But, on-screen, its obvious.
Rimbaud said on 18/Feb/18
With McAvoy he never looks anything above 5ft10.5"
Bobby said on 16/Feb/18
@Frost, I wear a 34 inseam, which is above average for being 5'10. I expect Fassbender to have a similar inseam to a 5'11 person. It could be this picture that makes him look like his legs are shorter in proportion to his height. I would that a shorter torso with long legs can make you look taller as opposed to a long torso and shorter legs.
Bobby said on 15/Feb/18
Is the full 5'11 possible? He looks it quite often. Also, Rob, can you add Assassin's Creed to the films he's been in? He had a role as the protagonist Callum Lynch, and also portrayed Aguilar (His character's ancestor).
Editor Rob
Michael used to list himself in the SPotlight directory as being six feet tall...I think 5ft 11 was always the most he looked. Actually, I was never convinced he looked a good 4 inches taller than someone like self-admitted 5ft 7 McAvoy.
Animus said on 28/Dec/17
For men in the 179-183cm range like Fassbender and most men in Northern Europe, the most common jean lengths are 30, 31 and 32. It naturally varies with proportions and availability. I'm nearly 183cm and for optimal use my jeans are a 31.
Animus said on 28/Nov/17
He manages to look virtually the same as Sam Neill and Liam Cunningham, who are both in the 182cm range. I wonder if the full 5'11 could be better than the current listing.
Rimbaud said on 27/Nov/17
Frost I'm 5ft 10.75" and wear 32 leg jeans, but I have a friend who I would say makes the full 5ft 11" and he wears 30 leg, like Fassbender he seems to have legs on the shorter side and a long torso. But of course it all comes down to personal preference on how you like to wear your trousers/jeans ect.
Frost said on 24/Nov/17
What would you guys guess his inseam to be? 32 feels like the average for a 5'10-5'11 man but he seems to have a very short lower body.
Angela said on 8/Nov/17
Always thought he looked tall on screen, but his proportions seem odd to me. Long body? Here's a picture of him with James Click Here. I'd give him 3.5-4 inches if his head was straight. He's around 5'10.5-5'11.
Editor Rob
I don't have a screengrab to hand, but Michael definitely used to claim 6 foot as his height, but it seemed too much...
Rimbaud said on 8/Oct/17
He looks to be the exact same height as Viggo Mortenson
Anonymous said on 4/Oct/17
his big head maked him look a bit shorter
Matt said on 14/Sep/17
He's definitely 181cm
King of the hill 91 said on 14/Sep/17
Five eleven at some point in the day maybe knote a full one a strong 180cm maybe 181cm Nothing more rob maybe he could be
Cameron said on 30/Aug/17
Really didn't look much taller than solid 5'7" James McAvoy in Xmen. I think the original listing of 5'10.5" might be correct. His lean athletic build thick shoes and good posture can make him look 6ft.
Bbb345 said on 22/Aug/17
I think he is 179.5
Slim183 said on 20/Aug/17
I stand corrected guys, he's Brad Pitts height, or taller, I'd give him the 5'11" upgrade.
Zaky said on 18/Aug/17
It's amazing how most are competing to downgrade and keep guessing a lower height. If he is 5.10 then I am 5.2 but I am a solid 5.11 and I think he looks taller than I am on the screen.
Slim183 said on 14/Aug/17
Lmao guys, the guy knows how to act! But he isn't above 5'11, as he looked really similar to brad pitt. I'm still sticking to my 5'10.5 guesstimate.
King of the hill 91 said on 28/Jul/17
Some times i thing 179cm some times 1think 180cm range or robs listing or 181cm
John Cena said on 28/Jul/17
Rob who can pull of more solid 5'11 ers. Michael Fassbender, peak Shawn Michaels, Scott Eastwood or Brad Pitt
JoSchmo said on 25/Jul/17
A friend (6') met him - said he was tiny - mb 5'6 -5'7
Slim 182 cm said on 22/Jul/17
On second thought, 179 is my final guess.
Dan said on 19/Jul/17
I think he's a true 5ft 10in man. He wakes up at 5ft 10.75in and goes to sleep at 5ft 10in in my opinion.
Slim 182 cm said on 18/Jul/17
I'd give the 5'11 upgrade.
Joe said on 16/Jul/17
Rob, do you think he should get an upgrade? I thought he looked taller than Katherine Waterston in Steve Jobs, and she's listed as being 5ft 11in. Also, in one scene he was only wearing socks whereas she was wearing high heels.
ana said on 6/Jul/17
He doesnt look 180 cms but rather 177 tops. little downgrade would be more accurate
Slim 181 cm said on 4/Jul/17
I'm confident Michael would measure 180 cm.
Monkey knees said on 3/Jul/17
5'10 dead on. You can see it on his films and on all the UK chat shows he's done. On a recent graham norton show (5'8 and a half, tops) he wasnt noticeably 2 inches taller.
Gian92 said on 21/Jun/17
I still believe he is a perfect 5'10 guy, not more not less .
Animus said on 16/Jun/17
He has rather long arms, which can make him look shorter than he is.
S.J.H said on 8/Jun/17
Peter175 said on 8/Apr/17

I agree with you. McAvoy is 5'7 and the max they look struggle at 8cm height difference. I think fassbender real height is about 5'10
Revisionist said on 5/Jun/17
Very interesting comments.

To me, Fassbender never looks above average by himself, but when he stands next to known reference points, he is taller than I would expect. In that opening Alien Covenant scene, he looks just average.

He's like Andrew Lincoln: torso of a guy who's 3 inches taller than he is and legs of a guy 3 inches shorter. For this reason, he's nearly impossible to pinpoint unless he's standing next to someone.
anthony said on 2/Jun/17
solid 5´11
Tavlaret said on 29/May/17
Brad Pitt is definitely taller and he is 5'11''. I think, Fassbender is 5'10'' and not tall enough for Harry Hole in 'Snowman'. Hole is 6'4'' or 6'5'' in the books.
delancey said on 13/May/17
Just watched Alien: Covenant and he looked surprisingly shorter than usual, especially in his barefoot scenes.
His character in the film has immaculate posture as well and he looked like an extremely flat 5'10 at the most...
Still think this listing is fine though, but I wouldn't be surprised if he was more of a 178/179 cm guy.
King of the hill 91 said on 1/May/17
Anything under 179cm no Rob his claim could be even Nothing under 180cm strong i stand with 181 cm could be even 181 5cm very most
Ian said on 10/Apr/17
5'11" for sure. Don't see him as a full 6 feet.
Sandy Cowell said on 10/Apr/17
One of my little friends who worked in my local video shop had an enormous crush on Michael Fassbender! She recommended the film 'Shame' to me, so I bought a copy! She popped it into a bag, gave me my change and assured me that I'd enjoy it, saying reassuringly "..and you get to see his bum!"

Michael gets 5ft10.75 from me. I did think he was 5ft11!
I hope that if I ever type his name again, I don't make the mistake of swapping one of the "s's" for a "t", as has happened before in a text I was writing!
Peter175 said on 8/Apr/17
Him and James McAvoy look no more than 3 inches apart. One needs to be changed
190 cm said on 1/Apr/17
During the day a nice 178 cm.
Guest66 said on 21/Mar/17
His slim frame and maintaining always perfect posture do the trick and give the impression of someone who is at least 6 feet on screen, yet standing next to other guys on photos he only looks average.
Adijos said on 21/Mar/17
Max 5'11.25"
Gilberg said on 11/Mar/17
I've always seen 5'10 flat. I still do!
growtallerguru said on 6/Mar/17
His frame above his waist is that of a 6 foot tall man at least, but his legs match a man of about 5'10". which is why its hard to tell exactly how tall he is, i would say like 5'11"
Bright Lights said on 23/Feb/17
There are many pictures of Steve McQueen and Michael. Question does Michael hover over McQueen? Answer No. The reason is because McQueen is reported to be 5'9
BT said on 22/Feb/17
From all I've seen over the years I'd be surprised if he was far off the 5'11 mark. You could make a case for 5'10.5, but 5'10.75 is the lowest I'd argue personally. He looks similar to DiCaprio next to Marion Cotillard considering footwear and posture, and many wouldn't argue Leo under 5'11. Also considering the type of footwear Fassbender usually wears compared to many others around the 5'11 mark, I'd say 5'11 is as fair a listing for him as a fraction over the mark is for a guy like Leo.
Scott said on 20/Feb/17
5' 11" at least.
King of the hill 91 said on 12/Feb/17
Could Michael be 180cm rob if you would change his height would you down grade him or up grade rob he could be 180cm some time you think less and you think more could be 181 cm at most what range do you think rob
Editor Rob
I still feel nearly 5ft 11 is a fair mark, I can't see him being over 5ft 11.
delancey said on 11/Feb/17
Interesting, I thought of him as a comfortable 5'11 kinda guy
Napalm Jack said on 22/Jan/17
Always peeged him as taller. Posibly because of the slender frame.
Shortest5'11 said on 18/Jan/17
Definitely 180 cm
Rimbaud said on 5/Jan/17
Mr R would you say this listing is spot on then or would you say it could be a little more, little less kind of hight?
Mr. R said on 27/Dec/16
I met him at Fox Studio a few years ago. He was a little shorter than me. Rob has him perfectly. (Somewhere on here there is a pic of the two of us together.)
Editor Rob
here is a link to The photo of 5ft 11.5 Mr. R and Michael.
Ramualdo said on 24/Dec/16
Somewhere between 176-177 cm
Enter the Animus said on 15/Dec/16
Just to put into perspective, his stunt double for the Assassin's Creed film, Damien Walters, is this exact listed height.
Adamz said on 14/Dec/16
give him the 179cm then rob.
Lee168cm said on 8/Dec/16
Charlize Theron looked pretty much the same height as him in Prometheus and although you never saw her footwear dont think she had heels on and she's 5'9.5"
Bobby said on 17/Nov/16
Near enough 5'11, he appeared tall in First Class, I myself am 5'10, and 5'10.5 in the morning. He's definitely a guy in my height range. I've stood next to a 5'11 woman before, we were eye level.
King of the hill 91 said on 7/Nov/16
Every one few years ago said 182 i believed a flat 180cm for years could i be right rob whats the likelest he is lowest to heist mate
Rimbaud said on 31/Oct/16
I should say that what I do doesn't depend on how much height I lose but how much height I lose depends on what I do haha
Rimbaud said on 30/Oct/16
I think 5ft11" out of bed, 5ft10.75" for most of the day and 5ft10.5 going to bed, all being relevant to the kind of day he has had anyway, as I find what I do in the day depends oh how much hight I lose
Brandon said on 18/Oct/16
Why the downgrade?
Editor Rob
for me I think I seen enough that he is likely almost 5ft 11
Benefits said on 20/Sep/16
Rampage- Well 5'10-5'11 range pretty much looks the same anyways. Im 5'10.5 and i can't really tell if a guy is taller than me unless he's 6'0+
MD said on 19/Sep/16
Been saying it forever, but, yes, he's JUST below 5'11". He's a very weak 5'11", so 5'10.75" is the most likely listing.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Sep/16
Actually he can look a similar range to McConaughey and Joel Edgerton...weaker 5ft11 perhaps. Not as low as 5ft10 though
Dmeyer said on 17/Sep/16
Rob 5 ft 10,75 is closer
Editor Rob
yeah that figure is very arguable for him.
S.J.H said on 17/Sep/16
He just don't look over with 5'10.75 viggo mortensen. Rob, do you think 5'10.75 possible for fassbender?
Editor Rob
yes I would think it was very possible.
rockitbaby said on 17/Sep/16
He's probably 5'11 in the morning, 5'10 in the end of the day.
D said on 16/Sep/16
Ends the day at 1.78.8
Benefits said on 16/Sep/16
Rimbaud I would peg him at 5'10.25-.5 depending on his posture and how active he has been in during the day. He is definitely a slight above average.
Rimbaud said on 15/Sep/16
Chris_177 so what would you list Fassbender at, what would you say his average is? Because I wake up at 5ft 11.25 and at the end of the day I'm 5ft 10.5 and I'm never quite sure what to say my height is,
Chris_177 said on 10/Sep/16
I reckon wakes up 5ft 10.75 and ends the day at 5ft 10, same as Pitt.
Dmeyer said on 8/Sep/16
With Bardem ejiofor and mcavoy hé looks 179cm so 5 ft 10,75 max
MD said on 8/Sep/16
Right, but he's shorter than that, even his listing here. I used to think he was a solid 6'0" but that's out of the question, now, and I suspect even the current listing is just a bit too high. Really, I'm thinking a flat 5'11" tops.
rockitbaby said on 6/Sep/16
Fallon is what? He's not taller than that.
MD said on 17/Aug/16
Fallon is not 183.
rockitbaby said on 14/Aug/16
in the video jimmy clearly looks taller than him. And Fallon is 1,83.
rockit said on 10/Aug/16
The difference is not visible the way they stand but definitely 3cm
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rockitbaby said on 3/Aug/16
Classic 1,80. Nothing less, nothing more.
Edward said on 30/Jul/16
I agree here he isn't quiet 6ft but not under 5ft11 although he can look shorter
Edward said on 20/Jul/16
Huge torso, very short legs
Lynx said on 18/Jul/16
I dont understand his body complex, i mean, he's skinny, but i'm too, im 1,77cm and i look wayyy shorter than him.
On some movies or with tight clothes he looks above 6ft.
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Fittsy said on 16/Jul/16
To me hes a strong 179cm man. I can t see him above 180cm, especially next to dicaprio and damon on their last common picture. 2 cm difference between him and Leo
Speedway said on 13/Jul/16
181cm in my opinion. Has that wirey, gangly frame that a lot of Irish and British have, and that kind of build can make a man look taller than he really is. Hence a lot of people seem to assume he's somewhere in the 183-186cm range.

No more than 182cm (absolute maximum, probably pushing it) but no lower than 180cm.
Matthias Foe said on 5/Jul/16
His morning to night range?
Christensen said on 16/Jun/16
Looked two inches shorter than Michael Cudlitz in episode 9 of Band of Brothers
joe joe said on 5/Jun/16
I've never met him but everyone I Know who has met him has said that they were supprise at how short he was. Would be interesting to see him in person.
Mat said on 23/May/16
Rob, how do you explain this photo? Click Here That's not just a quarter inch difference..

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Editor Rob
fassbender seems to stand a bit loose at times, on more level ground they are closer.
Josh said on 22/May/16
He has quite add body proportions. His torso is long but his legs are short. He also has a very slim waist and quite a skinny frame. But about his height yes I think 5' 11" sounds good for him. He looks quite tall to me.
Mat said on 21/May/16
Rob, is McAvoy wearing lifts here? He makes Fass look 5'10.
Editor Rob
at times I believe he has pulled off 5ft 7.5-8 range, other times in normal shoes he looks his claim.
Mat said on 20/May/16
Hey Rob, who do you think is a more legit 5'11, Michael or Mcconaughey
Editor Rob
both at times can look under the 5ft 11 mark, I think though maybe Michael could have more chance of holding 5ft 11
amaterasu said on 25/Mar/16
Rob, what is your min and max height for him? You have here Bardem at 181cm, and Fassbender is always at least 2cm shorter than him.
Editor Rob
a weak 5ft 11 at times I've seen him as, but other times he could pass for a decent 5ft 11...hence I've left him 5ft 11 for a long while.
cruser said on 19/Mar/16
Yeah he looks a strong average height, a true 5'10 guy
pammy said on 25/Feb/16
In the movie 'Steve Jobs', Katherine Waterston is easily taller than him and she is listed at way he can be more than 1.79..!
Amaterasu said on 23/Feb/16
Fass is 177cm.
amaterasu said on 7/Jan/16
Fassbender's height in between of 5'6" and 5'8" ? LOL. And nobody here is saying that Hardy and DiCaprio are 6 footers.
Back to Fassbender's height, from all what I've seen with him, I'm pretty sure he is 5'10.25" or 178cm. I don't think that he is 10cm taller than McAvoy, and there is also plenty of pics with him next to 177cm guys, where he looked identical in height with them or just a smidge taller, so 178cm makes sense to me.
Bright Lights said on 4/Jan/16
Hollywood lies about age and height. Fassbender real height is between 5ft 6 - 5ft 8ins. Due to his thin as a drain pipe build he looks taller. Watch Agatha Christie 'after the funeral'.He is the same height as the blond actress and she is 5ft 7. DiCaprio and Hardy anyone seen their recent red carpet pics together these guys are not 6ft.
gian92 said on 25/Dec/15
Near Mcavoy he looks max 177 cm
Samuel Cote said on 20/Dec/15
I work on the Xmen franchise and I have the chart of the heights of some actors: Michael Fassbender is actually 6'. Shoes 11 and Head 22 1/4
172.4cm guy said on 1/Dec/15
I was surprised to see Fassbender at 5'11". He looks like a solid 5'10", as others have observed I see. At best he might be 5'10.5", but probably not a full 5'11".
TJE said on 16/Nov/15
If anything, he'd be 10.75
Locked said on 13/Nov/15
Rampage why would he be 5'11.25?
Mr175 said on 12/Nov/15
Saw him on Graham Norton other week who is Def around the 5 9 mark and Michael looked very close. I reckon solid 5 10
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Nov/15
"Michael Fassbender's height is 5ft 11¼in (181cm)"
Locked said on 13/Oct/15
in x-men he looked 5'10
MrsPuff said on 28/Sep/15
There is no way he is taller than 5' 10", at best.
Look at this photo with David Thewlis and Paddy Considine.
Thewlis and Considine are 6' 3" and 5' 9", respectively.
Fassbinder is much closer to Considine in height.
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Rasputin said on 27/Sep/15
There are a load of pictures on the net at the moment of Fassbender with the actor Paddy Considine who is listed here as 5ft 9.75, its really tricky to tell who is the taller of the two, in some pics it looks like Paddy, in others Fassbender. I think M.F is actually closer to 5ft 10.25/5ft 10.5. I suppose the foot wear in the pictures needs a closer inspection
Balrog said on 7/Sep/15
5'10.75" guy with a chance of 179cm, just like Taylor Kitsch.
amaterasu said on 29/Jul/15
Strong 5'10" guy in my opinion, and even if hes scrapping 180cm mark that is his maximum. He is for sure height aware, you can tell that by looking at his always perfect posture.
rockitbaby said on 25/Jul/15
Next to Quaid, who's 1,81cm, he looks taller.

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Dan said on 28/Jun/15
Rob, do you think you'll add Steve Jobs to his list of films up there?
Editor Rob
yes, I'll add that one.
Blink_284 said on 23/Jun/15
Always thought he was 5'10. His lean build would make him seem taller at any height. Same as Andrew Lincoln, he is 5'10 but can seem quite a bit taller at times. Fassbender could be 5'11 though.
MD said on 21/Jun/15
If anything, he's slightly shorter than this. What he's currently listed is the very most he could be. Sorry.
rockitbaby said on 19/Jun/15
Yeah, Michael is 1,81m IMO.
Tarinator said on 14/Jun/15
Should be about 181-182 centimetres tall. Not the full 6'0 though.
MD said on 22/May/15
If you go to Cumberbatch's page, you'll see he was demoted a centimeter.
JJF said on 20/May/15
Might be 1.82m actually... if 'Cumbersnatch' really is 6 foot, that is.
rockitbaby said on 19/Apr/15
@cole agree! This is him next to Cumberbatch, who is 1,83m. A bit shorter.

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cole said on 2/Apr/15
Next to someone like Ridley Scott, Fassbender looks the same as DiCaprio.
rockitbaby said on 1/Apr/15
Fassbender is as tall her DiCaprio or even taller, no way he's shorter than 1,80m.
Axaros said on 29/Mar/15
Mmmm... 5'.10.75''??
rockitbaby said on 4/Feb/15
hahhahaha I'd never say he's 6'2 looking at this pic, I'd say Rogen is shorter only LoL but as I said before, the pic is not good. I only got the impression that Michael is taller. If Rogen is 1,78m it could confirm his height as 1,80m.
Tim1.79 said on 4/Feb/15
Man, your evidence photos are just... If I wouldn't know Michael's height, then I would think he's something like 6'2" on pic with Rogen. I mean, seriously ? The ground is not even and Michael got shoes advantage. It's pretty obvious that he just can't be that much taller than Rogen.
rockitbaby said on 2/Feb/15
How tall is Seth Rogen? Michael looks slightly taller than him. I know they're not in the same ground exactly but even so Rogen is clearly shorter.

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MD said on 2/Feb/15
That instagram random is being too kind. lol No, Jean-Luc, he's just your height if even fully that.
@rockitbaby said on 29/Jan/15
I don't think Michael is 1,78 AT ALL. He's at least 1,80m. Next to Brad Pitt, who is around 6'0, he's slightly shorter. Michael is as tall as Dicaprio, 1,80m, 1,81m tops.
Joe said on 29/Jan/15
5'10" seems to be his correct height, I do not think he is 5'11" nor is he is full 6 feet. He was claimed to be 6'1' when X-men First Class was released in 2011. To get an actor's true height you have to subtract by two inches, so you have take their official height and subtract by two for most of them, a few fib by an inch, only a handful are honest, and few will just round off their heights like Henry Cavill who is 6'0.5" and says 6'1" because its just easier to say.
marcus said on 19/Jan/15
he's a solid 5'11, a good 180cm, any 5'11 guy can pull off 6 just like him, but he's not 5'10, no, rob is spot on here
rockitbaby said on 1/Dec/14
For me he's a 1,81m guy. 1,80m in the evening =)
Dmeyer said on 30/Nov/14
With mr r he looks 179.5cm no more so 10.75
rockitbaby said on 23/Nov/14
Great pic! But Michael is bending a little bit and James is clearly lifting. but their difference seems to be around 10cm or 11cm.

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MD said on 22/Nov/14
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rockitbaby said on 20/Nov/14
@Jow 6'1??? OMG, Michael is never 1,85m. I don't think he's 1,78m neither, he's like 1,81m or 1,82m.
Joe said on 18/Nov/14
I think Fassbender is about 5-10, when X-men First Class came out three years ago it was claimed that he was 6-1. Really exaggerated that height as he is not close.
Heights of actors are hard to get accurate since they are never measured like athletes and most of them give their heights in shoes.
rockitbaby said on 7/Nov/14
He's nothing shorter than 1,80. He's almost as height as Cumberbatch, who's 1,83. Michael is 1,82 or 1,81m.
Dean said on 6/Nov/14
I used to see 5'10 for him but to me he does look 5'11 max.
184.3cm said on 6/Nov/14
He is nowhere near being a 6 footer. Look at the photo with Mr R who is listed on user heights at 5'11.5. Michael is an inch shorter so he is this listing at best. Id put him 179-180cm a weak 5'11.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Nov/14
You could change to simply X-Men films to free up some space!
Arch Stanton said on 4/Nov/14
Rob can you add a photo and films like Shame and Hunger? Personally I think of Shame as his most prominent role.
rockitbaby said on 3/Nov/14
Isn't Leo DiCaprio 1,80m? Michael looks to be quite his height or even slightly taller. And next to Cumberbatch, who's 1,83m, he looks just a little bit shorter.

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Tim said on 3/Nov/14
Totally agree with you Nick. Shoes definitely can do some tricks, especially when person is interested in to look taller. But I don't consider Michael to be a lift guy or something. I just see him as a strong 5-10, he is looking that tall proportionally, just like Brad Pitt, but second is famous lift shoes lover. So yeah, being full 5-11 for these guys is questionable, but strong 5-10 is most likely.
rockitbaby said on 1/Nov/14
Michael doesn't look shorter than 1,80m. In my view, he's 1,82m.
Nick said on 31/Oct/14
The photos of celebrities next to each other are very dubious because they are all wearing shoes, and many famous people often wear lifts to make them appear an inch or two taller. There are many well known life wearers in Hollywood, in particular Sylvester Stallone, who by most estimates is 5'7" barefoot.
Many celebrities also tend to list their height in shoes or exaggerate by an inch or two.
I do not think Fassbender is taller than 178cm max. Camera angles and surfaces also throw things off. If you have an adequate camera shot on a flat surface maybe you could get a better idea of a celebrities height. But my most educated guess for Fassbender is 5'10" nothing more, maybe a bit less.
rockitbaby said on 27/Oct/14
How tall is Evan Peters? I've read he's like 1,76m, 1,77m...Michael seems to be clearly taller than 1,80m in X-Men.

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evil said on 1/Oct/14
i think that fassbender is not under 182cm
rockitbaby said on 30/Sep/14
@Tim I mentioned Leo because there are pictures of them together. Yes, Bradley is taller than Michael, it's quite clear but not more than 5cm. And a lot of people claim that Bradley is actually taller than 1,84m. And 1,70m women who wear 10cm or 12cm hills are usually taller than man who are 1,78m. Unless they use hills too. In this pic Keira is wearing huge hills and Michael is wearing slippers and he's still slightly taller.

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Tim said on 29/Sep/14
rockitbaby, I dont really care about Leo's height, all i can see is that 184 Cooper solidly taller than Michael, end of story... And 178-179 guy still can be taller than 170 women in hills.
rockitbaby said on 28/Sep/14
@Tim 5cm? I don't think so...Michael is as tall or slightly taller than Leo DiCaprio, who is 5'11. If there is indeed 5cm in that pic then Bradley is taller than 1,84m because next to 5'7 women wearing high heels Michael manages to be taller...No way he's shorter than 1,80m.
Tim said on 26/Sep/14
Man, 5 cm difference easily on that pic with Cooper...
rockitbaby said on 24/Sep/14
If Bradley Cooper is 1,84m, theh Michael is above 1,80m, maybe 1,81m. He also looks slightly taller than Leo DiCaprio, who is 1,80m.

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rockitbaby said on 24/Sep/14
Johnny Depp is not 5'9. Amber Heard is 1,73m I think and wearing high heels she's as height as him or just a little bit taller. No way he's only 1,75m. Depp is probably 1,77m or 1,78m. Michael and Leo are probably the same height.
Sam said on 22/Sep/14
Hmm, I don't quite seem them the same height there, DiCaprio looks about an inch more IMO than Depp and I'm not sure whether DiCaprio was 100% fully grown at that point. Also, Johnny's listed as 5'9", not 5'10".
rockitbaby said on 18/Sep/14
@Sam I think they're both 1,80m. And DiCaprio too. I just find it weird that Johnny Depp is listed as 5'10 but next to Leo he's the same height.

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Sam said on 18/Sep/14
Yeah, I think both Fassbender and Pitt are in the range of 179-180 cm tall. I think DiCaprio can pass for 181 cm at times but yeah, all these guys are similar range. It's just, unlike Fassbender and DiCaprio, Pitt does seem to pop on a little extra in his footwear at times. Barefoot w/ Paltrow, he could seem 5'10"ish then suddenly look near 2 inches taller than George Clooney in Ocean's 11 or a bit taller than six foot Eli Roth in Inglourious Basterds.
rockitbaby said on 15/Sep/14
@Sam How much do you give to Pitt? 1,80m? I found a picture of him next to Leo Diaprio and they're pretty much the same height:

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Sam said on 15/Sep/14
There's a lot of photos w/ Fassbender and Pitt since they've done 3 movies together and they really do look quite close IMO. If Pitt looks taller at times, I think it's because of extra heel.
rockitbaby said on 14/Sep/14
@Tim hahaha but we should consider his height with a nice posture. I think that Michael is around 1,82m when he wakes up and is with a perfect posture. But in the end of the day and walking with a worse posture he's probably 1,80m.

Check out this picture. Keira is probably with 10cm high heels and she's as tall as Michael or slightly shorter, and he's wearing flipflops:

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And this picture with Marion Cotillard, who is 5'6. I can see a 10cm difference or more.

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Tim said on 14/Sep/14
@ rockitbaby, Well, Benedict is tallest from all 3, and even he is not full 6-0 , more like 1.82 imo.. And i can see 2-3 cm difference between him and Fassbender. But anyways, for some reason Fassbender look 178-179 to me, I don't know, maybe its because Im that tall myself lol. I also believe that Michael is a very good example of great posture which can make him look taller 1-1.5 inches :)
rockitbaby said on 13/Sep/14
@Xabier But Pitt, in my view, is around 6'0 and Michael is slightly shorter. The same with Benedict. It's impossible for Michael to be less than 1,80m. At least for me ;)

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Xabier said on 11/Sep/14
He definitely is slightly shorter than Benedict Cumberbatch but I still think that he might be closer to 179 cm rather than being 180cm.
To me he just doesn't look like a full 5'11" guy. Pitt does instead, and you can see the difference between he and Pitt in that particular scene of the movie.
rockitbaby said on 5/Sep/14
@Xabier He's slighly shorter than Benedict Cumberbatch, who is listed as a 6'0. He's around 1,82 or 1,81m. Unless Benedict is shorter than that...

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Xabier said on 4/Sep/14
There's a scene in 12 Years a Slave where he and Brad Pitt stand on even ground and you can clearly see that although they look very close in height, Pitt is still slightly taller than him so I would put him at 179cm. I think it could be dead on.
Have you had the chance to see the movie Rob? It's really good.
rockitbaby said on 20/Aug/14
@cole heights are complicated. Sometimes they look something and then they look taller or shorter. But seeing Michael still taller than 5'7 Keira Knightley wearing huge heels while he's wearing slippers...he seems to be around 6'0 =)

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cole said on 19/Aug/14
@rockitbaby: That's fair enough ;) I just don't think any of those pictures you posted could be used to argue if they are the same height or not. I for one haven't seen any shots of them worth mentioning. Having said that though, they could be very similar.
rockitbaby said on 16/Aug/14
@cole we have to be based on something. A lot of sources say that Leo DiCaprio is 6'0 and Michael is as tall as him. But if Leo is 5'11 than Michael is 5'11 too, we'll never know. You believe in what you want and I believe in what I want ;)
cole said on 15/Aug/14
@rockitbaby: Everyobody's a 6 footer eh?
Byron T. said on 7/Aug/14
Next to a 6'0'' Luke Evans who has a minimal heel advantage, Young Magneto looks 5'11.''

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