How tall is Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon's Height

6ft 3 ¼ (191.1 cm)

American actor best known for roles in movies like Revolutionary Road, Premium Rush, Man of Steel, Take Shelter, Midnight Special and Nocturnal Animals. On TV he is known for playing Nelson Van Alden in Boardwalk Empire. In a 2009 USAToday interview he mentioned his height, saying that "I'm 6-4."

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Average Guess (110 Votes)
6ft 3.16in (190.9cm)
Jordan87 said on 3/May/23
Even tall people are insecure enough to add height to their reports lol.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Dec/22
6ft2 is an stupid guess.

This guy is easily 6ft3 range.
stiggles said on 27/Dec/22
He was always 3 inches taller than 5ft 11 Ray Liotta.. never over 6ft 2.
stiggles said on 27/Dec/22
Under 6ft 2..
Slim1.75m said on 1/Dec/22
Rob between Sorbo and Shannon who would have the edge
Editor Rob
I think we'd struggle to tell them apart in a photo.
Andrey200 said on 9/Nov/22
I’d say 191.1-191.5 is the range he looks with Henry Cavill
Powerhouse said on 17/Oct/22
Yeah he is shorter than Chris Hemsworth, of course photos can be deceiving but it shows in all their pics together. Perhaps Michael is standing with worse posture, maybe a little less footwear in some pics. But I wouldn’t believe he’s taller than a flat 6’3 because the height difference is noticeable. Honestly I wouldn’t be surprised if he was more in the range of a 6’2.5 guy like Alexander Ludwig.
Slim1.75m said on 11/Oct/22
Looking 6'5 range in man of steel in he's zod armor.
Bravo1 said on 8/Aug/22
Disagree with the listing.

You can see plenty of premieres photos with Shannon standing next to 6-3 Chris Hemsworth… Shannon is closer to the camera, yet is slightly shorter.

Shannon gets a 6-2 flat from me.
Alphonse said on 21/Jul/22
Solid 191cm guy
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/May/22
Boardwalk Empire:

Historically, Michael’s part of Van Alden is based on a man called William Frank. He can’t have been a very nice character, what with being obsessively religious. Which devout person thinks he’s got the right to take another’s life? Only a very disturbed one.

6ft3.5. I said before that I’d rate Michael as a STRONG 6ft4 fresh out of bed. Now I’d say he’s more likely to be a weak one, only just making the grade.
Andrey200 said on 15/May/22
I don’t see him lower than this
Italian guy said on 24/Feb/22
He could be my height: around 192 cm morning and 190 cm in the afternoon.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Oct/21
Rob, how likely is 6ft3 flat?

I think it's a possibility but it would be lowest I'd go for him. Other times he has looked 6ft3½
Editor Rob
I think if measured 6ft 3 at worst, a fraction over at best, 3.5 really would be the limit I could believe.
MaskDeMasque 5'9.5 said on 2/Oct/21
6'3 or 6'3.25 is fair. Nothing below 6'3 for sure, he ways appears as a very tall guy.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Jul/21
Not long ago, I ordered a copy of 'Nocturnal Animals', having being highly impressed with the performances I'd seen by ravishing redhead, Amy Adams.

I just read the above descriptor on Michael, who was so excellent in 'Boardwalk Empire'. Low and behold, I see that he, too, is part of the cast of 'Nocturnal Animals', so when I've finished with my AHS 'Coven', that'll be my first port of call, so to speak! Now I have a brilliant actress AND actor to look forward to....
😁..6ft3.25. 📀▶️👏
Jameson said on 29/Jul/21
Slim 6'1.5 said on 9/Mar/21
He’s nothing above this and could very well be the flat 6’3
Vincent Caleb said on 1/Feb/21
Chris can look the taller of the two at times. Maybe they are similiar in height when standing straight.
Vsquad said on 25/Jan/21
Chris Hemsworth edges out Shannon in literally all of their photos together, whether they're in equal footwear or not. I think people are being weirdly harsh on Chris here, and giving Shannon the benefit of the doubt too much. Chris is taller.

After seeing Chris with Shannon, I'm extremely curious as to what he looks like next to Henry Cavill. Henry wore bigger shoes to appear closer to Shannon, but Shannon still towered him.
slim 6'1 said on 19/Jan/21
Agree with rampage he’d edge out Chris Hemsworth

He definitely has the face of a villian
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jan/21
Nothing below 6ft3 flat. I think he'd edge Chris Hemsworth
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 15/Dec/20
Click Here Really the most i did give Michael 6'3 and also he could look weak 6'3 that explain why Adam Driver isn't a full inch below him.
Tall Sam said on 18/Nov/20
I think this is the best listing for him. His sometimes dodgy posture are the cause of him looking around half an inch shorter but he on the other hand can loom too tall to be listed anything under 6'3".
Canson said on 27/Oct/20
@Editor Rob: is it possible he’s lost a fraction now?
Editor Rob
maybe not yet, but I think this guy might lose height in early 50's a fraction.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Aug/20
🎁🎂🎊 Happy Birthday Michael! 🎊🎂🎁

A Very Happy 46th Birthday to Boardwalk Empire's hugest star, Michael Shannon. Although he starred as a guy with violent tendencies, his acting in Boardwalk was excellent, and he was one of my finest acting 'discoveries' when I sat and binge-watched all the Seasons of the gangster spectacular just over two years ago.

6ft3.5 🎈🍀😁👍

Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 20/Jul/20
So far i have not see a proper picture Michael edge out 6'3 Chris Hemsworth. In opposite we all see Hemsworth look like the taller one but i know Michael stand a bit loose still never figure him over 6'3 than under, even 194cm Alexander Skarsgard can look near 2" taller than him than saying 1".
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 26/Apr/20
Click Here Lowest he could be 6'2.75" nothing up.
Editor Rob
I can see at times Michael seems sub 6ft 3, but his posture could be the cause of these occasions.
6'4 and a half leperchaun said on 22/Apr/20
An 1-2 inches shorter than 6'3'' Liam Hemsworth. He's 6'1 and a half. Eminem was use to be listed at 5'7''. Adam Driver is 6'1''.
Jkiller said on 19/Feb/20
6'3 and a half
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Feb/20
@ Beverleypops - I suppose I'm lucky with my boyfriend because I can come out with what I think and he just makes a joke if he disapproves!

Many has been the time, however, that boyfriends haven't seen eye to eye, and one even threw a bottle through the telly! Blokes ogle away all the time; why shouldn't we? 😉👌
Beverleypops said on 10/Feb/20
Changing my choice to 6ft5
He is taller than Adam driver, whom I've just seen both together in a photo,and Adam is v.tall, so now I say 6 foot 5
Beverleypops said on 10/Feb/20
Watching shape of the water right now.
He has just lost his fingers.
I said to my hubby goodness, he looks tall.
I didn't tell him I thought he was very manly! 😍
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/Feb/20
I'm watching Michael in a 2013 movie with Samantha Morton called 'Can't Come Out To Play', about a terminally ill boy. Michael plays the boy's father and has a lighter colour hair to the jet black hair he sported in 'Boardwalk Empire', giving him an altogether softer look.

The one thing that hasn't changed though is his tall height. He won't be getting any less than 6ft3.5 from me, which I reckon to be his day's lowest height. Out of bed, he's got to be a strong 6ft4.
Josh the 6'2 1/2 said on 12/Dec/19
I’ve never commented on here before, but this is the one guy I’ve ever met in person and we just so happen to be similar in size so I gotta add my two cents. I must say, it’s hard to tell with some of these guys. I’m 6’3 out of bed in the morning, 6’2 1/2 throughout the majority of the day even into late afternoon, and falling to around the 6’2 1/4 mark by bedtime after being on my feet all day. All measured many times and duplicated so I know my measurements well. I claim 6’2 1/2 when people ask and I think that’s fair. Basically, I’m around the same size as Adam Driver who I see referenced below.

Anyways, I ran into Michael Shannon at a sushi bar in Chicago one late evening, and it is true that his posture isn’t great. That said, he didn’t look 6’4 to me. At my height, if you’re a legit 6’4, then slouching should only bring you down to about my level and I should still be able to tell that you’re taller based on posture. That said, I personally felt like he was a little shorter than me. Now, maybe if he stood up straight he might have surpassed me. I wasn’t necessarily making an effort to stand up as straight as possible either, but my posture is naturally better than his. I’m just not sure about the guy. If your Adam Driver listing is correct, then Shannon should be taller than me...

So, I’m going to say 6’3 1/2 morning and falling to 6’2 1/2 evening for Shannon and he probably claims morning height and rounds up. I know that’s a lot of talking just to take a 1/4-1/2 inch from someone but so be it. We walked right next to each other and I was taller. Accounting for posture and the picture with Adam Driver I’ll give him the 6’3 average. Skeptical that he’s 6’3 1/4 anytime past noon, though. I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt but the lesson here should be that nobody likes a Slumpy Wumpy. Stand up straight so the height obsessed among us can assess you properly!
Sonnecker said on 20/Sep/19
I agree with Rob about his height... he's got an imposing body and a big head, but a poor posture. That's why sometimes he could appear just 188/89, but he's clearly taller. Solid 191 cm.
185 said on 31/Aug/19
No, that could actually lose height, you can only gain more height if you lift one foot and still stretch that leg fully straight. I can only bought that Chris has more footwear than michael has.
179cm guy said on 23/Aug/19
I actually do think that Michael is more of a weak 6'4 than a strong 6'3 considering that he looks an inch taller than Adam Driver (who's the full 189cm in my opinion): ( Click Here ) I feel like he'd edge out Paul Bettany.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Aug/19
I watched Michael in a Guillermo del Toro fairy story yesterday, called 'The Shape of Water'. It was a beautiful tale, but Michael was back to the evil parts he plays so well, 'Boardwalk Empire'-style! Oh, his tall height all adds to his menacing demeanor; save for the sea-creature that the story centres round, Michael, at his 6ft3+, is by far the tallest member of the cast.

🎂🎉 Now it's time to wish Michael a very Happy 45th Birthday❗ 🎉🎂

One of the reasons I bought 'The Shape of Water' was because he starred in it!

My Birthday guess for Michael Shannon is a towering 6ft3.5. I don't rule out his claim for 6ft4 first thing in the morning. 🌄😉👍

Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 6/Aug/19
@Dream Chris had Shannon by a fraction in that photo. Understand shoe advantage could be a 1/4 inch. Honestly Chris is more 6'2 7/8 (190.2) not under 190cm and Shannon look to be a guy 6'3 on the dot.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/Jul/19
I'm delighted to say that I ordered a film called 'Dead Birds' only to find that, previously unbeknownst to me, Michael Shannon is in it!

He looks tall amongst a cast including Henry Thomas, who I believe is just over 5ft10 - but looks taller; I suppose that's because I remember him as a little boy!

I'd like to give Michael, who fulfills a rather less bolshy part to the one he played in Boardwalk Empire, 6ft3.75!
mini golf kid said on 27/Jul/19
@TrulyYours You're right. He has pretty rough-looking face to say the least. But he's a decent actor and looks like a perfect role for a villain with his features and imposing height.
Dream said on 17/Jul/19
Wait a minute.

Chris Hemsworth was wearing boots while Michael Shannon was wearing sneakers. Chris was also standing on one foot to gain even more height.

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Yeah, Chris is max 6’3”.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 13/Jun/19
Maybe after all those comparison with Alexander Skarsgard it only shows that Shannon is a flat 6'3.
TrulyYours said on 7/May/19
It's a good thing he's tall. The first time I saw him is in the movie Premium Rush. I immediately why he is always cast as a bad guy because he has one of the most unattractive face in Hollywood and I say it with absolutely no offence.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 30/Apr/19
Could be a little shoes advantage, could be a little better posture or could be Shannon having low set eye levels than him but Alexander Skarsgard is 100 percent more than 1" taller than Shannon in movie and many pictures have prove enough. Michael Shannon is def not over 6'3.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/Mar/19
There is no way Michael Shannon is only 1" shorter than Alexander Skarsgard. Alex need a 1/4 upgrade and Shannon need a 1/4 downgrade. Matter of fact we all see the min they look 4cm apart and the max 2". 6'4 claim was a footwear height for Shannon.
6footTom said on 12/Mar/19
He came to my university a year ago and he looked at least this height, maybe even 6'3.5". Although admittedly it was from a bit of a distance and he seemed to be in a hurry to leave so sadly I didn't get to say hi or take a picture with him.
Ian555 said on 25/Jan/19
Rob do you have a link to the interview where he says he’s 6’ 4”?
Editor Rob
I don't think the usatoday archives are available for free, so unless somebody archived it, I don't think it's freely view-able.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 25/Jan/19
My point is Alexander Skarsgard could be strong 6'4 3/8 (194) at his low and closer to 6'4 5/8 anytime before a later afternoon and Shannon maybe 6'2 3/4 at his low.
Halb said on 2/Jan/19
Looked a couple inches shorter than Alexander Skarsgård in Little Drummer Girl
Michael 5'10", 178 cm said on 31/Dec/18
Michael is 191 cm minimum, he looks 6'3" in films. He always looked tall, edging out Cavill by a few inches in Man of Steel and he would also be taller than Affleck. He's an inch taller than Adam Driver, so he can't be shorter than He's listed here. He also edges out Chris Hemsworth, that has to make him at least 192 cm. In Nocturnal Animals, looked more than 3 inches taller than Jake Gyllenhaal, but yeah, he's not 6'4" as he likes to claim. I believe he's 192 cm tall or 6'3.25".
TheBat said on 5/Nov/18
Michael is one of the more honest 6'3" actors, so I agree with Rob on this listing.
Tall Sam said on 2/Oct/18
It be interesting to see how he compared to Alexander Skarsgard in an upcoming role, I'd assume Alexander would pull off a good 3-4 cm taller look.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 2/Oct/18
He actually does edge out Chris Hemsworth in flat ground.
joshjeffords said on 30/Sep/18
Weird but sometimes good actor tall but fairly thick so appears shorter.
He "is" about big hems height 6 3 he does edge him in 12 strong when on flat ground.
I do not believe he has ever measured 6 4 but maybe a shoe claim?
Also he could have borrowed not so ubermenche's tape measure.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 5/Sep/18
He does look about 1/4 taller than Chris Hemsworth. At least a solid 6'3. 6'3.75-6'4 too high.
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Jul/18
Oh no no no no no no! I missed the start of the film 'Iceman' starring this addictive actor and also starring many other actors of excellence, so I will have to wait until next showing. I have seen him stand though and he looks very tall indeed!

I would like to give Michael 6ft3.75 today.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 28/Jun/18
Shannon put's on a van's sneakers on got to be 6'4. 191cm i believe it.
MAD SAM said on 19/Jun/18
He’s slightly bent even when he stands full height he’s equal to 190-190.5 cm Chris Hemsworth, gonna put Shannon as 190 cm it’s what he always looks as well, another atrocious claim by yet another star at 193 cm
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 12/Jun/18
6'4 is delusions and out of way. Only fans believe Shannon's claim. I can see min 6'3 and just 6'3 1/4 looks fine.
Ian555 said on 10/Jun/18
Rob could 6’4 flat be a possibility? He seemed to have 3-4 inches on Henry Cavill. He also seemed taller than 6’3 Chris Hemsworth too.
Editor Rob
From all I've seen, he never strikes me as being as tall as 6ft 4
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 7/Jun/18
@Djangus He look closer to the camera. 191-192cm is absolutely no chance and probably 6'3 not just by the clip but many pictures and in that movie they look pretty much the same height.
Djangus said on 2/Jun/18
Click Here Here at 0:15 looks taller than 190cm listed Hemsworth. 191-192 for him seems right.
Mitch1984 said on 31/May/18
Michael is 192 cm. I'm thousand percent sure about that. So an update to 6'3 and a half would be fair.
Jakob said on 29/May/18
Apparently astronauts gain a few cms (temporarily) in space. Just imagine Rob, G floating around smugly, only to step under your stadiometer back on earth to find gravity has robbed of that 5ft 8 mark yet again!
Editor Rob
But he'd have video proof and any time somebody challenged him, he'd just happen to have the video on his phone to shut them up 😁
Sandy Cowell said on 28/May/18
@ Jakob - I'd consider taking part in a well-paid trial! With plenty of painkillers. And a long-lasting, if not permanent result! 😄 💊💊 📏 👍 (+6"?)

I'd emerge tall and rich!

As it's time to vote again, Michael is getting another 6ft3.5!
Jakob said on 27/May/18
@ Sandy Cowell
True, maybe a toned down, less painful modern version would be a biG hit with a certain New Yorker. A patent idea, Rob?
Sandy Cowell said on 26/May/18
@ Jakob - Or he could be put on a medieval torturing device and stretched! That usually did the trick!
Jakob said on 25/May/18
I actually think the 6ft 3 1/2 is believable. He's no true 6ft 4er but standing straight he could stetch to 192cm
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 11/May/18
I think Berta mean Liam. I agree it too. Liam is more like 6'3 3/8 and Shannon 6'3-6'3 1/4.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 1/May/18

Which Hemsworth? Liam or Chris?
berta said on 1/May/18
not a mm taller than hemsworth
Yht said on 28/Apr/18
His head looked sometimes small sometimes big so I guess it's a normal sized head.
berta said on 26/Mar/18
1 cm shorter than hemsworth in every photo. but i dont think this guy is under 6 foot 3. he was really 2-3 cm taller than adam driver
Borats Chicken said on 25/Mar/18
Rob, your thoughts on him being a bond villain? seems prefect for his acting abilities
Editor Rob
I think he has played a few, even in Premium Rush was a decent baddie, he has a stature and look about him that benefits these roles.
LT said on 23/Mar/18
Rob do you agree this is the lowest he would measure after seeing him next to Gerard Butler in machine gun preacher he had at least 2 inches on him, taller than hartnett in pearl harbour and looked a half foot taller than David Hewlett in the shape of water who by the way really needs a downgrade.
Editor Rob
This may well be his lowest.
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Mar/18
Oh, easily 6ft3.25 at his shortest time of the day! When Michael popped round to see Kelly MacDonald's character, Margaret Schroeder, in 'Boardwalk Empire', he (Nelson, the self-flagellating and envious-as-hell-of-Nucky Thompson) semi-giant, looked easily a foot above Kelly's 5ft2.5!

I must add that I've seen Margaret Schroeder's information all written out and in the dodgy hands of Michael's character! She's written up as 5ft3 and 115lbs, so Michael Shannon, who has personally admitted being 6ft4, could well be right at his tallest point in the day! I know what being 13/14" shorter than someone looks like - from experience!

I shall put 6ft3.5 for Michael!
Tall Sam said on 12/Mar/18
Agree with this update, yeah, he's someone who could still probably straighten out to a smidge over 6'3" today.
Tall Sam said on 9/Mar/18
Maybe time for an update? I bet standing their best, he and 6'3.25" listed guy, for example Sacha Baron Cohen, would be very similar and maybe Baron Cohen would look taller because he's more slender.
Editor Rob
the 3.25 figure does seem quite plausible for Michael. Could have measured 6ft 4 in sneakers.
Metti1 said on 6/Mar/18
Michael shannon is without boots : 187.3 cm
With boots : 189+ cm
Thunderfin said on 4/Mar/18
If it's unlikely he's in the 6'3.5-4 range, then why did you put his height as 6'3.5?
berta said on 14/Feb/18
well we all know that everyone looks shorter than they are beside the hemsworth brothers. But in my eyes liam hemsworth is 192 and chris no taller than 191. and he looks fraction shorter than chris so i think 6 foot 3 flat is better listing. Remember S.J.H meet him and thought he looked like a 190 guy if i remmeber right? Its hard to believe chris is the shorter one after looking at photos.
Tall Sam said on 26/Jan/18
Yeah, I'd agree that he doesn't stand his best in the premiere photos with Hemsworth and might have a disadvantage in angle in that lineup on stage with Hammer, but yeah maybe he could be 6'3.25"-6'3.5" standing upright for a noon measuring.
Editor Rob
One thing I would say, it is unlikely he is 6ft 3.5-4 range.
Tall Sam said on 25/Jan/18
Rob, do you think Shannon pulls off the 6'3.5" mark next to Hemsworth and Hammer? Plus there's the photo with the 6'4" claiming guy. Judging on these pictures alone, I'd think of him as 6'3" flat guy really but he has looked a touch taller than that before.
Editor Rob
He doesn't look it, you could say he really isn't much over 6ft 3, but when it comes to measuring, he doesn't seem a guy who stands at his best in photos - maybe he'd still surprise you by stretching up close to 3.5
Tall Sam said on 22/Jan/18
Hmm, a few stills with Chris Hemsworth and there looks to be little between them. Maybe Shannon is standing looser but I don't see him any more than maybe 0.25 inches and in some Hemsworth looks comfortably as tall as him. With this and the photos of him looking easily 1.5 inches under Armie Hammer, while I used to think 6'3.5" was a good listing, maybe 6'3.25" at best is more realistic for him?
Junior said on 5/Jan/18
Adam Driver is listed 6'2 and doesn't look any close to 1.5" shorter than Shannon.
Sam said on 24/Nov/17
I think in the preview for a movie they're in together, 12 Strong, there's a shot where he looks no taller than Chris Hemsworth but I think the latter appeared to be closer to the camera.
Faza said on 23/Nov/17
Rob have you seen the film wolves how tall is taylor john smith who played his son 6ft range?
Editor Rob
around 6 foot might be likely.
Junior said on 8/Nov/17
Look 6'3 with Henry Cavill.
Dreampuffe(5'9.5 said on 15/Oct/17
Not sure about a genuine 6'4". That title belongs to Alexander Skarsgard, Randy Orton, and Tom Brady.

Shannon is a solid 6'3" to 6'3.5".
movieguy said on 14/Oct/17
Didn't they make a joke in Broadwalk Empire about his character's large head. Obviously he isn't too self conscious and can laugh at himself. I think he is a genuine 6'4''.
Dreampuffe(5'9.5") said on 14/Oct/17
He’ll be in a movie with Chris Hemsworth. Interesting to see how Shannon compares.

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Looks taller than David Harbour.
Animus said on 16/Sep/17
Wow, he has a very large head! From the photo above, due to his massive head, I wouldn't have been surprised if he was 6'0-6'1. Obviously he's much taller. I think he's slightly closer to 6'3 than 6'4. I imagine he'd be similar to Sacha Baron Cohen, although his massive melon might mean he's slightly taller. Terrific actor, by the way.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 18/Jul/17
I wouldn't go lower than 191 cm.
S.J.H said on 25/Jun/17
The boy have reply me say that his lowest height since last year was measure a few mm shine of 194cm and i have ask him about Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Shannon both, he say that in person Alex was about half inch shorter than him like 1cm and Michael Shannon not over 4cm shorter than him. That would put Shannon 6'2.75 and Alex at flat 6'4 both their lowest range.
S.J.H said on 8/Jun/17
I will chat with the 6'4.1 aussie kid who just turn 20 this year i"ll ask if he atually grow another bit of height that maybe possible why he make shannon look 6'2.25-6'2.5 , a flat 6'3 is possible for shannon like rob say or at least 190cm 6'2.75 i feel
Mark(5'9.25 said on 27/May/17
Rob, out of curiosity, are you considering a down grade for shannon? If so, by how much?
Editor Rob
a solid 6ft 3 is arguable for him.
ibra said on 7/May/17
He looked noticeably shorter than Armie Hammer, I was very surprised.
ibra said on 4/May/17
Rob, is 6ft4 believable for him ? He looks really tall for a 6ft3,5 guy.
Editor Rob
I'm not as convinced he's a big 6ft 4 guy...though with his head size, it can as said make him seem 6ft 2-3 in photos.
Jack said on 3/May/17
I was shocked to find out his height. Man of Steel was my first real viewing of him as an actor, and he gives off a complete 5'10' vibe.
Mark(5'9.25") said on 1/May/17
I only asked because there are just too many guesses of that. I don't think Shannon falls under 6'3".
Mark(5'9.25 said on 30/Apr/17
Rob, how likely is 189cm?
Editor Rob
he seems too tall to be that short...though, because of a decent size head, his proportions can make him at times seem smaller I believe.
carloshoopla said on 31/Mar/17
Just saw him this past week and walked right next to him, hes about 6'2.5
S.J.H said on 27/Mar/17
True this fan kid is legitimately 6'4 and he does even make shannon 6'2.25 in that picture i post. 6'2.5 was max i would say.
Johno said on 24/Mar/17
Well if that fan is 6'4 then, Michael looks about 6'2.5 max next to him --- The same height as the likes of Brandon Routh. I guess i can believe that, i would not guess him in the same height range as Jason Mamoa who is probably 6'4 or 6'3.5 depending on the time of day.
Pierre said on 24/Mar/17
Comment SJH 22 Feb 2017=second picture=If the young man next to Michael is really 6"4'barefoot Michael is very probably not 6"3'barefoot=look at the postures=the young man is slouching more, look at his knees=he has a relaxed posture and he's taller easily more than a inch than Michael in this posture.
Revisionist said on 17/Mar/17
This guy is legitimately taller than the other "tall guys" in Hollywood.

I recommend that people check out the film BUG. Not a great movie, but Shannon's performance in it is better than even his Oscar nominated roles. It's also an incredibly disturbing and interesting movie.
S.J.H said on 6/Mar/17

This kid had claim 6'4 and 6'4 and wee bit but mostly he say 6'4 at , his really not in the 6'4.5 range and if is nearer 6'4.25 then i would rule 189.5cm for shannon lowest and hit 6'3 easily in the morning
Sam said on 3/Mar/17
I think the kid in the photo could be in the 6'4.5" range more so than a flat 6'4", which would make Shannon nearer 6'3" flat which is not impossible, and there could be a lot variances to his photo with Shannon.
S.J.H said on 2/Mar/17

You can blame this aussie boy modesty. If he claim 6'5 i wouldn't find out. I think Nicholas Hoult is only 6'1.75 and Adam driver 6'1.5 and change. Just sharing a truth. I got a legit 6'0 american cousin who met quite numbers of celebrities he have say almost everyone he met look an inch lower than their claim except for the honest actor kyle secor he met during the filming of Commander in Chief 11 years back on that same day he also met donald sutherland who listed 6'2 but look 6'1 he recall at most he look 6'1.25, kyle who claim 6'4 and looks it close up as my cousin described although rob listed kyle secor at 6'4.5
Mark(5'9.25") said on 24/Feb/17
We would have to downgrade Nicholas Hoult and Adam driver to mere 6'1" and Peak Morgan Freeman to 6'0".
S.J.H said on 22/Feb/17
I don't want to say this but to stick with truth 6'4 never a chance. Let alone 6'3.5 , check out the link. Shannon is between 6'2.5

Click Here This aussie teen is a real barefoot 6'4 and not under 1.5" taller than michael shannon. No footwear issues.

Click Here Evidence of the teen at 6'4. The height chart behind is 6'6.75 although the top of his cap reach it but without his high-top cap and shoes plus a little closer to camera he is 6'4 like he claim it himself in twitter

Click Here he look close to 1.5" taller than machine gun kelly. Kelly might had slight edge on shannon
Sam said on 8/Feb/17
This guy is really prolific and has had some interesting roles. Rob, would you add Take Shelter, The Iceman, 99 Homes, Midnight Special and Nocturnal Animals to his credits?
Mark(5'9.25") said on 6/Feb/17
@S.J.H With Cavill, Shannon can look just a 6'3" guy, but with Adam Driver, Ben Affleck, Will Hartnett, and even Nicholas Hoult, Shannon is over an inch taller than them.

Click Here (Shannon with 6'2.75"-6'3" Nicholas Hoult. He looks a solid inch taller than Hoult.)

Click Here (With 6'2.25" Ben Affleck and 6'2.5" Will Hartnett, Shannon is at the back and looks over one inch taller than them.)

Click Here (With 6'2.25" Adam Driver. Shannon top head is taller than Driver despite footwear disadvantage and Shannon's below average postore.)

You could argue 6'3" flat, but the lowest for him would be 6'3.25". 6'3.5" is legit for Shannon.
S.J.H said on 5/Feb/17
@Sheldon Stephens

Could be just a 6'3 guy
Mark(5'9.25 said on 12/Jan/17
Shannon looked an inch taller than Nicholas Hoult.

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Giorgi said on 7/Jan/17
Rob, any idea about Kuklinski? It wouldn't be the best decision to add him here but you've probably seen him. Really big guy, I think he could be considerably taller than Shannon. Google lists him 6'5" if I'm correct.
Editor Rob
Giorgi, I'm not sure he looked a big 6ft 5 guy.
AAAA said on 25/Dec/16
His head is massive! It's funny because without reference points a head that size makes him look proportionally shorter than a 6'3 guy. Yet that picture with driver is a great example. Their eyelines are near identical but where Driver's head stops, Shannon's just keeps going! He definitely has a five-head!
Mark(5'9.25 said on 2/Dec/16
Rob, how tall do you think Michael Shannon in his General Zod gear from Man of Steel?
Editor Rob
Mark, I'm not sure exactly what footwear he had.
Mark said on 14/Nov/16
Looking at the top of their heads, Shannon did have an inch on Adam Driver.

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This listing is legit.
Sheldon Stephens said on 7/Oct/16
He seems to be between 6'2" and 6'4"
Mark said on 30/Sep/16
He does beat out Affleck and Hartnett and looks taller than Adam Driver with equal footwear who would be a 6'2.5" person.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Sep/16
He had a small part in Pearl Harbour. Taller than both Affleck and Hartnett. This is legit
jtm said on 27/Sep/16
I thought he looked 6 '2 max with Morgan freeman and bill Murray but he does look 6'3 with other people.
Mark said on 25/Sep/16
Rob, who would measure a more solid 6'3.5", Michael Shannon or Paul Bettany?

Editor Rob
it's a hard one to pick, Bettany is the one with worse posture I feel.
6 foot on a good day said on 19/Jul/16
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Pics for reference. It's only a few scenes where you can see them. Some scenes he doesn't. Definitely another inch on Cuban heals. Plus the foot is further forward indicating a lift inside. Still a good 6"3 but looking boosted taller in some scenes
6 foot on a good day said on 19/Jul/16
Just watched "Ice Man" I'm not debating that he isn't tall. But why do they have him wearing 3 inch heels along with lifts in his shoes in this film. Watch as he gets out of the car with shopping about 30 mins in. He's struggling to walk in them! Maybe it was to make him more imposing he's getting at least a 3-4 inch boost
Mark said on 12/May/16
Very strong 6'3". Nothing under 6'3" and could pull off a 6'4" in the morning!
Josh said on 9/Apr/16
Solid listing, strong 6' 3. Great actor
Elvis Lover said on 8/Mar/16
Just starring in Elvis and Nixon really Micheal as Elvis!!! Micheal portraying the most stunning man ever to walk this planet??? Really!!! There's good looking men all over the earth to do the job but Micheal Shannon is'nt one of them!?!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Mar/16
Wouldn't want to offend him but he looks much older than 41. Even on Boardwalk Empire he looked over 50!
Sam said on 21/Aug/15
Yeah, good analysis Jakob. Shannon reminds me a bit of Robert Ryan or Jack Palance at times...
The Dutch Guy said on 3/Jul/15
Definetely no less than 191cm and no more than 192cm. He has that giant head that tall guys often have.
Jakob said on 5/Apr/15
191-192 range is what he can look. His proportions are not especially 'tall', which to my eyes he can look less tall such as in the picture above. In the film 'Take Shelter' and 'Boardwalk Empire', though, you realize he is tall, he can tower average size people. A strong 6ft 3in. I think he's an excellent actor and kind of a throwback; not especially handsome and kind of haggard and looks older than he is, but has a kind of middle-America look and has intensity, like a lot of great actors in the Old Hollywood.
S.J.H said on 1/Feb/15
He had tendency on wearing flat shoes. But he certainly did not apear a big 6'3 so 6'3.5 no way. 6'3.25 could take a high chance than 6'3.5
Joe said on 23/Jan/15
I was surprised that he is only 40, he looks like a much older man and more mature looking. He has definitely changed over the years. He played a low life in Bad Boys 2 to General Zod in Man of Steel to a Hitman in Iceman. He is probably one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood and one of the most talented. He was excellent as Zod, his Zod was far better than Terrence Stamp's campy and obnoxious character, more grounded, he seemed less a villain and more like man who felt like he was doing the right thing.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Dec/14
I only realized now that he appeared briefly in Pearl Harbour when he was a nobody. He does look 6ft4 beside Affleck and Hartnett
Sam said on 1/Oct/14
Sometimes, Shannon can seem only 6'3", i.e. only about 3 inches top taller than Leo DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road and about 4 inches taller than Andrew Garfield. He can also look a weak 6'4" at times on Boardwalk Empire and could seem like 1.5 inches taller than Ben Affleck and more than an inch over Josh Hartnett in Pearl Harbor. As listed I think with the Man of Steel cast, solidly 2-3 inches over the various 6'0"-6'1" guys.

A few seasons back on Boardwalk, when Van Alden scalds the braying salesman with a hot iron and goes on a rampage, he looks like and seems to be doing a homage to Karloff's Frankenstein's monster down to the stiff legged lurch...quite awesome.
Realist said on 14/Sep/14
6'3.5 is exact. Terrible posture. Looks much older than he is. But a great actor. Looks like in his late 40s but actually only around 40-41.
aldo 93 said on 17/Aug/14
he is defos a strong 6ft 3 like jimmy nail 6ft 3 not paul sorvino 6 ft 3 lol
cole said on 2/Jun/14
6'3 or a little over, 6'3.5 is arguable, but he's no 6'4 guy.
ash said on 16/May/14
I remember his listngs at 185 cm ...this illusion about heights is ridiculous
Arch Stanton said on 29/Mar/14
Yeah he looked a solid 6'3" next to Leo in Revolutionary Road.
meeee said on 21/Mar/14
Is there any thread here not ruined by a woman?
Lorne said on 8/Jan/14
Btw, the real "ice man" was nowhere near 6ft5, I don't know where where that came from. Watch the HBO interview, both guards are a few inches taller. Granted, he did look tall in younger pictures, but not any crazy 6ft5, that's nonsense. As for Shannon, 192 Cm max, just saw him in Law and Order SVU, not sure he look over 6'3...
Blaze said on 6/Jan/14
In 8 mile, with 5'8 Eminem he looks 6'5. Though I think Mike was wearing boots while em had socks on in the scene were they fought. Good listing
Powerhouse said on 19/Nov/13
6'3 - 6'4 looked very tall in The Iceman
Sam said on 14/Nov/13
"in the 6ft bracket"...what does that mean? Shannon is a solid 6'3"+ IMO, Rob has him right. He might not be as big & bad as the real Iceman, but if he was, he'd be an evil mass murderer, LOL.
Mug84man said on 12/Nov/13
I don't think he's is in the 6ft bracket I agree with John Wayne all the characters in iceman are small to make him look much bigger
Jamz said on 18/Oct/13
"Kelly says on 14/Jul/13
Michael Shannon is a clear 6'4, or even over..He's tall and looks good...I don't like guys under 6'1, most girls don't trust me on this...Its just a turn off..Taller makes you look slimmer, and we girls like that very much..Forget about short dudes, they are a turn off and insecure..Tall men are flipping sexy, belive me, accept it from me and take it from me...Tall men have a good life, great intimate moments and fantastic butt girls.."

Wow, just wow...
Sam said on 14/Oct/13
Definitely a suspect sighting. If Shannon was around 5'11", poor Stephen Graham would be right near 5 foot nothing...not to mention Kevin Costner, Henry Cavill, Christopher Meloni, Will Smith, etc. would all be near 5'9".
lelman said on 11/Oct/13
@J c'mon man that's just simply not true.

Looks pretty consistently 6'3+, looked a good 3 inches taller than Dicaprio in Revolutionary Road
J said on 8/Oct/13
I just walked past him. He didn't seem much taller than me, 5'11"
Blaze said on 1/Oct/13
at least 6'3 which is supermans height :).
Sam said on 10/Sep/13
If they had reversed roles, Shannon would have been a much more interesting casting choice for Superman. He's got the height and would be the most neurotic, terrifying, deluded Superman ever, LOL.
jtm said on 10/Sep/13
he wasn't taller than morgan freeman in high crimes.
MaskDeMasque said on 6/Sep/13
6'3.5. In The Iceman he's got 4 inches over strong 5'11 Ray Liotta.
Ariane said on 23/Aug/13
6'4?? oh just like Superman's Height. :)
John Wayne said on 20/Aug/13
I really didn't think he was that tall. I just saw The Iceman, and he didn't look THAT tall. The real Iceman was 6'5", and I thought that they chose shorter looking people for the cast of the film to make Michael Shannon look bigger.
Kelly said on 14/Jul/13
Michael Shannon is a clear 6'4, or even over..He's tall and looks good...I don't like guys under 6'1, most girls don't trust me on this...Its just a turn off..Taller makes you look slimmer, and we girls like that very much..Forget about short dudes, they are a turn off and insecure..Tall men are flipping sexy, belive me, accept it from me and take it from me...Tall men have a good life, great intimate moments and fantastic butt girls..
teej said on 22/Jun/13
He's 6ft3 atleast, towers over casts in his films.
jtm said on 21/Jun/13
6'2 range
Spaceygirl said on 19/Jun/13
Watching him in "Take Shelter" now and he seems ENORMOUS!
man of greatness said on 5/Jun/13
i think he's close to 6 foot 5
Ajax said on 27/Dec/12
Rob, you said you thought he was a solid 6'3". Do you think you'll eventually go with that listing?
Stiffelio said on 28/Nov/12
Tough guy to figure out. I saw him on stage in "Grace" and from first row balcony he didn't seem to be a lot taller than 5'9" Paul Rudd during the applause line-up. But at the end of the show I saw him close up at the stage door and he was towering over me (I'm 5'8.5"). He looks gaunt and emaciated, older than he is.
Sam said on 23/Oct/12
In Boardwalk Empire, Stephen Graham (as Al Capone) seemed to merely come up to somewhere around Shannon's chest. Van Alden (Shannon's character) looked particularly huge in their scene together.
from Gawker Stalker said on 12/Oct/05
Lauren Bush walking into the Dean and Deluca on Prince & Broadway. I was shocked, absolutely shocked by how short she is. Isn’t she a model? Anyway, her hair was a mess and she was dressed rather frumpy but she has an absolutely gorgeous face

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