How tall is Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke's Height

5ft 11 (180.3 cm)

American actor best known for roles in movies like Angel Heart, Sin City, The Wrestler, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Nine 1/2 Weeks, Barfly, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Iron Man 2 and The Immortals.

How tall is Mickey Rourke
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Average Guess (24 Votes)
5ft 10.6in (179.3cm)
Rising - 174 cm said on 10/Jan/19
Mickey recently with Dolph: Click Here A few variables there such as camera and especially Mickey's hat, but I'd expect about 4" difference nowadays. Dolph wore pretty flat dress shoes: Click Here while Mickey's footwear looked maybe a fraction thicker, but not much: Click Here

Mickey still looked a full 5'11" in 2013 with 6' Joe Calzaghe: Click Here and in normal looking shoes around an inch that day: Click Here though I haven't seen a shot of Joe's shoes that day. So if Mickey has shrunk closer to 5'10.5" now, I'd guess it was mostly within the last 5 years and he certainly looked a full 5'11" with 5'10" Mike Tyson on video 20 years ago: Click Here
Rising - 174 cm said on 27/Jun/18
I'd agree 100% with 179 cm for current height. Based on age alone it's quite probable and a fairly conservative guess, but he is looking somewhat shorter these days as well and it'd be unlikely anyone would notice if he hadn't lost half an inch.

If you look at Mickey and Sly at the Expendables premiere when I'd guess both were still pretty much their peak heights, the difference looked near 2": Click Here Click Here But if you look at them together recently, the difference doesn't look like it's gotten any bigger: Click Here Imo, Sly's height loss became noticeable around the time of Creed and has lost somewhere in the 1-2 cm range. If that's true then Mickey would seem to have lost 1 cm at the very least. He doesn't look more than an inch taller than 5'9.5" Norman Reedus either.
tree said on 10/Jun/18
Rob how common is that somebody looses only 1cm by 65?Can 30% of man make it with only 1cm loss,are there any statistics out there about what is the %?
Editor Rob
You can make it to 60 with little loss...but 60-65 is definitely an age some men will notice they have lost height. Hitting 65 with little loss is tough.

I think Sly made it to early 60's without any noticeable loss, Rourke probably could have lost a fraction by now...usually when it's half inch or so it makes sense to put peak/current, but 1/4 inches I'm not so sure about.
tree said on 11/May/18
When he will get a current height?
He is 65 years old,he could be still 180?
Editor Rob
I think maybe soon it’s more likely to give him 179 current
zoki said on 16/Apr/18
Rourke was 5ft11, 180cm when he was young, in The pope of Greenwich Village from 1984 Rourke was at least one inch taller then Eric Roberts who was 177 cm 5ft9.6
zoki said on 16/Apr/18
Rourke was 5ft11, 180cm when he was young, in The pope of Greenwich Village from 1984 Rourke was at least one inch taller the Eric Roberts who was 177 cm 5ft9.6
Rory said on 25/Feb/18
Can't understand the guess of 5ft10.57 for Rourke..that would put Willis at 5ft10.75-11 as there's only a fraction between them.
berta said on 16/Dec/17
i think he could have been 180-181 peak and is 179 today
steven said on 17/Nov/17
Most people lie about their height,that's for sure.I'm 5'9 and this guy at work told me he's 5'10 while standing right next to me and we were literally at eye level,go figure...This happens a lot,I guess many guys feel ashamed or a bit insecure.

I still insist that Rourke was never a 5'10 ,pictures are not a realistic standard since you can't know if they're wearing lifts or not.Boxing licences and fight licences in general are total bs...

P.S. Bruce Willis a 5'10 ? ? No way man...
Rory said on 26/Oct/17
Rob, do you think 181cm peak might be more realistic ?
Editor Rob: you could make a case for it yes.
Rory said on 8/Oct/17
Didn't look much different in height to Joe Calzaghe either when Rourke would have been late fifties. 5'11.25 peak seems on the money to me, and from there you could argue 5'11 or 5'11.5. He's also 3 years older than Bruce Willis and yet at the expendables premiere they looked extremely close in height.
Rory said on 30/Sep/17
I reckon 5'11.25 peak. Looked at least 1 inch taller than Mike Tyson in the 90s who might have been 5'10.25 himself back then. Also edged out Matt Dillon in the 80s.
Rising - 174 cm said on 19/Sep/17
I disagree. He looks about an inch taller than Norman Reedus to me, so I think 5'10.5" is fair the last few years.
JJAK said on 18/Sep/17
Lotta trolling going on here probably the biggest 5 11 guy in hollywood.
Made Jean look 5 7 and in the 80s just about everyone else.
He would have had to wear 4 inch lifts to pull that charade off.
Also has poor health in recent years probably shrinking.
Marquis said on 7/Sep/17
He honestly doesn't look a mil over 5'10" these days.
Rising - 174 cm said on 2/Sep/17
Maybe time for a peak height, Rob? Mickey is 65 and looking at him recently with Norman Reedus and Sly, 179 cm looks a good bet these days, imo.
Rising - 174 cm said on 19/Aug/17
I've seen no evidence of Rourke wearing lifts, but the rest doesn't surprise me, either looking a solid 5'11" to Liam in person or a weak 5'11" on Letterman. I'd say 5'11" peak for Mickey, but more like 5'10.5" the last few years.

Mickey was still as tall as 5'11" Bruce Willis 7 years back:
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But last year, as Shredder said he was only about an inch taller than 5'9.5" Norman Reedus: Click Here And the height difference with Stallone hasn't gotten bigger in the last 7 years judging by their recent meeting: Click Here Click Here I believe Sly has lost 1 cm since the 1st Expendables so I'd say Mickey has as well. Not a stretch at 64-65 years old. 180 peak and 179 current.
zoran said on 16/Aug/17
I doubt that. Rourke wore massive lifts and an oversized sports coat on letterman and still looked barely 511.
LIAM DALEY said on 16/Aug/17
I HAD THE PLEASURE OFF MEETING MICKEY ROURKE ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO VERY NICE MAN HE A SOLID 511 BECAUSE I STOOD AND TALKED WITH HIM AND IM A SOLID 511 MY SELF WEW WERE EXACTLY SAME HEIGHT AND IM FOR SURE 511
zoran said on 15/Aug/17
He's nothing over 5ft8 . 174cm tops. Big mudder's onto it.
Shredder said on 14/Aug/17
Na he isn't 5'9 , but he really doesn't look over 5'10.5 nowadays with Norman Reedus.
tall Mudder said on 13/Aug/17
I believe Rourke wore lifts as he looks smaller in person. Boxing license are BS too. Some had George Foreman listed as 6'4" or 6'3" Muhammad Ali at 6'3" or 6'2"...I've stood next to Larry Holmes and he looks taller then 6'3" as I am 6'5" and he was eye to eye with me. I'd say 5'9" max for Rourke at his tallest.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jul/17
I think his hair made him look taller
Markymark said on 26/Jun/17
He's not very tall. There's a picture of him i think it's on Wikipedia with Bruce Springsteen (whom I believe is 5'9 or a bit under) and there's not much height difference. 5'10 for Rourke I'd say.
Pierre said on 12/Jun/17
And Jeremy Renner is listed 5"10' in the web...and had probably advantageous shoes in the picture next to Rob
Hijopotamus said on 11/Jun/17
Steven, I agree about 5'9 Pitt but Mickey is 5'11 as measured in his boxing license and we all have seen him next to Mike Tyson or Letterman and this guy wears all type of shoes and very flat ones. He is not a Tom. cruise-Brad Pitt type that literally live on their customs or lifts
steven said on 4/May/17
Many Hollywood actors lie about their height,many use lifts as well...A friend of mine met Pitt and Aniston when they were together and Pitt was not taller than 5'9" or 1,75 cm.My friend is a solid 5'11" by the way.

In the movies they use angles and camera tricks to make actors appear bigger or taller,many actually admitted that.Tom Hardy said his Bane body was mostly fat plus camera angles,he said it himself.

Rourke seems 5'11" but he's probably around 5'9" too,there's a local reporter in my area who met him a few years ago and said he was a lot shorter than he appeared on screen,probably around 5'8" or so.
zoran said on 21/Apr/17
Rourke only been 5/11 in his Cuban heels.He's probably a five eighter or a tad over . Though before he ruined himself best looking guy ever.
RisingForce said on 21/Mar/17
I've never seen Pitt claim actually claim 5'10". He did claim 5'11" back in 1987 at least, but I've never seen him mention his height since. He was always taller than Paltrow, but not by as much as 2 inches, though she looks close to 5'9" than 5'8".
Hijopotamus said on 19/Mar/17
RisinForce, Pitt claimed 5'10" in the 90s and wrote down 5'11" as everyone does in agency
comp cards. Then we see him same height as 5'8" Gwyneth Paltrow BOTH barefoot.
Very strange, right? But this is Hollywood A list so lets say he is 5'11 and please Brad, always wear your special shoes lifts or boots. Its all about contract stipulations. Travolta has to wear his wig, ALWAYS but at home but we saw him without it. Oops, we saw Brad barefoot but people seem to forget it.

Anyway, Mickey doesnt care about height as he walks in real flats beside his tall girlfriend. He was 182 imo, taller than Mike Tyson at his peak.
RisingForce said on 16/Mar/17
I don't know if Mickey has lost height now in his 60s, but he was still about 5'11" as of The Wrestler, Expendables and Iron Man 2. Pitt is certainly no more than 5'11" since he admitted it early in his career, but between his boots and posture, he often appeared at least 182 cm or even 6 feet at premieres so it's not surprising he could look taller than Rourke.
Rory said on 19/Dec/16
I think 5'11.25 peak is possible but he's someone who could look over a broad range of heights. As tall as near 6ft and as small as 5'10 range.
King of the hill 91 said on 6/Dec/16
181 .5 no more could be less peak
Scott said on 4/Dec/16
Peak height: Yes, a solid 5'11'' most definitely. These days, I'd say more like a shade under.
hijopotamus said on 31/Oct/16
Shredder, Brad is 5'10" max at his peak on a good day after a long deep sleep.
Mickey was 5'11" at his boxing license.
Shredder said on 11/Sep/16
Rourke is actually more 5'10 " , Brad Pitt has about an inch on him and Brad is no taller than Jon Berthal who me and Rob agree is barely 5 ft 11.
Cyrus said on 23/Jan/16
I've met the guy in downtown San Jose, I'm 5'8 flat, when I met him he was wearing converse (chucks) and I was wearing vans, he was still a solid 3-3.5 inches taller than me, 5'11 is about right
mrtguy said on 18/Oct/15
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Hey Rob, How tall would you say that big lad is in the left?
[Editor Rob: could be 6ft 9-10 range]
Sam said on 24/Sep/15
Rob, could you add Diner, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Nine 1/2 Weeks, Barfly, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Iron Man 2 and The Immortals to his credits?
Andy said on 7/Aug/15
Apparently he's even shorter than Stallone
Rory said on 29/May/15
Rob, any chance this guy is/was taller than 5'11..or do you think its just lifts, at times with say Luke Evans and Calzaghe could pass for 6 foot, other times even 5'11 looks an exaggeration..baring in mind his age now and former lifestyle id have thought hed lost some height from his prime too.
[Editor Rob: at times he could pull off over the 5ft 11 mark, but typically I felt around it is ok for him.]
six niner said on 4/Apr/15
5'9" max, he wears lifts like Stallone.
james said on 24/Jan/15
5'11 is spot on ..probably 6'0 with shoes
cole said on 22/Jan/15
@Editor Rob: He's 62 years old, has done boxing, changed his bodyweight a lot and been in a number of action roles over the years. A bit of height loss is to be expected, right?
know.Bull said on 23/Dec/14
Has anyone seen him standing next to his russian model gf Elena ????
Shes noted as being 5'9, 1/2 most often but i also saw a 5' 10.1" as official height.
He's one of my favorite actors but thats no reason to say he's 5'10 so lets call it 6' to make an even number.Lol. Maximus !
I would say Chrisnope who actually ran into him with his gf is most accurate.
Mickey's definately shorter than his 5'9" gf Elena. He looks bout 2" shorter to me.
I guess there's hollywood height depending on camera angle, what and where he stands and who hes standing next to.
After reading Chrisnope's comment and seeing photos of mickey standing next to his girlfreind who's wearing flat sandles (Btw) I'd say he,s a small man compairing his arms and legs next to hers. Id bet money hes + or - an inch of 5' 7".
For being a fan of his tho I can go along with the rest of u and say his hollywood height is 6' - 6"2. ))
Jordan said on 9/Dec/14
He was a soilid inch on Mike Tyson who cant be under 5'9.5 ( Especially with Mike.
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I would put Rourke no shorter than 5'10.5, and no taller than 5'11.5.
Maximus said on 29/Nov/14
Right at 5'11" is a good estimate...doesn't come across as short on film...so let get real...5'11" is very close to 6'..so 5'11" is just as good as 6' for Hollywood standards.
Jeff C said on 8/Jul/14
Charlie you will always be "The Pope of Greenwich Village".
Romy said on 14/Jun/14
5ft10in
jtm said on 28/May/14
has always looked 5'10? look at the pictures with michael madsen in 2005. the majority on madsen's page believe his peak height was 6'2-6'2.5.
Ted said on 6/Feb/14
Has always looked 5'10".
Yves said on 23/Nov/13
I would say 5'11.25.
Chameleon said on 22/Aug/13
This really suprised me after seeing Sin City where he appears huge haha
cole said on 21/Aug/13
@Editor Rob: Ok. It's not that I don't believe he's a solid 180 cm man, he probably is, but I just remembered seeing him listed 5'10 somewhere, might not have been on celebheights then.
cole said on 31/Jul/13
Didn't you have him at 5'10 before Rob?
[Editor Rob: I checked a 2008 database and he was 5ft 11 then, but before that I'm not sure]
CL said on 5/May/13
I've met Mickey on multiple occasions in the past 10 years (think nightlife in LA). He's a strong 5'11". The last time I saw him, he was wearing his cowboy boots making him well over 6', but I've also been standing next to him in sneakers where he's always at least an inch taller than me (5'10").
Mike 181 said on 19/Apr/13
Also is listed 5"11 on boxrec
Julian St. Pierre said on 9/Mar/13
I dont think that he was ever over 5.11. Current height is 5.10 tops. People saying he looked tall in the Wrestler, well that is b/c he was huge and muscular, and was probably weighing in at 240 #, plus the supporting actors were short.
Julian St. Pierre said on 9/Mar/13
How can Mickey Rourke ( unless he has gotten taller with middle age) be 5.11 and Steve Guttenberg be 5.10 when SG is the taller of the two in The Diner? He is only slightly taller, but he is.
mike 181cm said on 13/Jan/13
Listed 5"11 on boxrec. Base on that pic with 50 cent I think 50 cent can be 181.6-182 range so 50 claiming 6" is fair
tom said on 20/Dec/12
5-10" is more real world imo.
juju said on 17/Dec/12
no way 6-0 or even 5-11. 5-10. hes shorter than bruce willis and had an inch on 5-10 matt dillon in RUMBLE FISH, but due to his cowboy boots he was sporting.
MHouillon said on 18/Nov/12
182cm (5'11.5)
Chrisnope said on 13/Nov/12
While in Los Angeles for a meeting-I was walking out of the hotel Mondrian back in 2002. I tripped and fell into a lovely guy who caught me and made sure I was alright- I looked up to see Mickey Rourke!! He called me 'bro.' Super nice guy. No way he's 5'11 however. I'd say 5'6'. Definately my height or probably shorter (according to my wife who was standing there)-Im 5'8' in a half bare foot.
logan noll 1996 said on 10/Nov/12
I always thought he was a 6 footer. He's 60 years old so he might have shrunk an inch.
Donovan said on 21/Sep/12
He is best known for the movie : 9 and a half weeks ! Please add that to the describtion King Rob ! Thankx
Johnnyfive said on 13/Sep/12
Wow, a lot of people claiming 5'10 for Rourke, if that's the case then 50 Cent needs a downgrade to 5'10.5.

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Sword said on 7/Sep/12
He looks like more 5'10 in The Wrestler near 5'6 Evan Rachel Wood.
C10TIm said on 25/Aug/12
This guy was as tall or taller than most of the cast in the wrestler, he's above average 5'11 seems about perfect
matt678 said on 17/Aug/12
in the expendables red carpet event in 2010 in one picture he looked about an inch taller then stallone so mabye hes more like 5 foot 10 then 5 foot 11
LG69 said on 31/Jul/12
5'10"
USYD said on 14/Jan/12
180cm max.
the shredder said on 11/Jan/12
I agree , Like 6'1 .
Matt said on 10/Jan/12
When I saw The Wrestler, he gave me the impression of a 6'+ guy.
Joe said on 27/Nov/11
Great point SaimoN_ I watched "Immortals" yesterday and he looked like he was about 6'1.
SaimoN_ said on 27/Oct/11
Well is Mickey wearing shoes a lot to make himself taller? If not, then how does he stand at an exact similiar height as 6foot1 and a half David Letterman (who really claims he's 6foot2)? Check out this interview (youtube) from 1994 where they stand next to each other: /watch?v=a1OaeolcAUQ
And then watch the newer Letterman interview: /watch?v=M4qF2qzdCtU
LAN Jiao said on 19/Oct/11
Similar height as bruce willis.
5-10.5
MBH said on 17/Sep/11
i thought he was 5'9
Cranberries (18m, 193cm)1 said on 16/Sep/11
Is it just me, or is that í˜yvind Mund guy nowhere near the 6'6"/198cm he's listed as?
Rexor665 said on 3/Sep/11
Yes, he's tall. He looks about 6'4'' in Sin City. I'd say 5'11'' is right for him.
Marc said on 15/Aug/11
That's one of the magics of movies. Normal height guys with enough screen presence to convincingly play big scary guys. That applies to Rourke (like in "Sin City"), Nick Nolte (who was never taller than 6'1") and, at certain extent, to Stallone and Bruce Willis. Let's not forget Javier Bardem in "No Country For Old Men".
hulk said on 23/Jul/11
Definitely 5'10 NOW!!
HE WAS 5'11 IN HIS YOUNG DAYS
LOOOOOOOOOKS 5'10 NEXT TO 5'11 BRAD PITT
Hullywuud said on 25/Jun/11
Are 1.76m possible for him Rob?
[Editor Rob: five ten is certainly a possible, I ain't sure about as low as 176 ]
the shredder said on 12/May/11
Agree he looks 5'10 in The Wrestler ... Which he won an Oscar for ... Oh wait , forgot he played Randy Ram not Harvey Milk lol .
Larry said on 11/May/11
Definitely not a full 5 11, more in the 5 9 to 5 10 range didn't look more than 5 10 in the Wrestler
Serge said on 22/Apr/11
I met Rourke at the same time I met Antonio Banderas and Danny Trejo, Banderas and Trejo are about the same height, Rourke was not taller than me 5'9.5
Misha said on 21/Apr/11
Rob, it is inconsistent to put Eric Roberts at 5'.9.5" and Mickey Rourke at 5'11" - they are of identical height in "The Pope of Greenwich Village". I understand that this was almost thirty years ago (1984) but both of them have lost a little height, possibly for different reasons. If anything, Roberts has a half-inch on Rourke. Both are notorious wearers of lifts, but all these factors balance out. I've never accepted the idea that Mickey Rourke is tall -
he looks to be of modest stature in most of his films. 5'11" is generous.
Snake Eyes said on 1/Apr/11
Not sure I believe these numbers. I was an extra in Year of the Dragon and I towered over him in a scene where he is trying to get into the police station. I'm 6'1 btw, so I'd guess 5'9.
SolidSnake said on 11/Feb/11
I thought Rourke was about 5-9 in Iron Man 2
Karolun said on 16/Jan/11
Does anyone see the tenderness ess of his demeanor I think he is fantastic. I think the deal with his nails
He has a condition with his heart causing more protien in the nails
Zenit said on 18/Dec/10
Mickey Rourke next to the Norwegian í˜yvind Mund (right). Mund is (198 cm / 6'49").

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SAM said on 20/Nov/10
I RAN INTO MICKEY ONCE AND YEA THE HEIGHT ESTIMATES ARE ACCURATE MEANING 5'10 5-11, FUNNY THING, HE'S BASICALLY VERY NORMAL HEIGHT AND WEIGHT, I SAW HIM ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO, HE DIDN'T LOOK WELL, BUT HE HAS THIS INCREDIBLE VOICE, I DIDN'T EVEN RECOGNIZE HIM UNTIL I HEARD HIM SPEAK.
Xdan said on 27/Oct/10
A friend of mine met him in Italy when he was playing "Francesco" and told me he was 181 cm (more or less).
Quintus said on 29/Jun/09
Jerichos like 5'9
Rucuja said on 5/Jun/09
mickey rourke is a bit taller!!! than Chris Jericho
Anonymous said on 5/Jun/09
I met mickey rourke in San Jose,CA and stood next to him and chatted with em for about 30 minutes, then I took a piture with him and he is about 3.5 inches taller than I am and I am about 5'7-5'7.5 so he is the listed 5'11.5 - 6', my stepdad is 5'11 and mickey seemed to be a little taller than him. here is the link to the picture

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Fredrik said on 30/May/09
I think 179cm 5'10.5'' is perfect por mr. Rourke
jay said on 28/May/09
he's 6 ft, as listed in his dui report

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manitobaboy said on 22/May/09
Hank:
I don't think so. He may have been 140 early early on but in the 70's he was a middleweight (usually 165) and when he decided to go back later he was a light heavywieght. I think 5'10" - 5'11" is pretty accurate. He's body tall but his legs are average.
Hank said on 10/May/09
I'd say 5'8-5'9 he boxed at 140lbs
Anonymous said on 9/May/09
MOVIE MAGIC! Its all about wardrobe and camera angles. As long as he can reach high enough to overcome his self admitted problems his height does not matter to me! -CatpurrRobertaBobbi-
Austrian said on 7/May/09
@ALEX88: Mike Tyson is nowadays just around 5'10
drew said on 6/May/09
i thought he was at least 6'3 im actually very surprised
glenn said on 4/May/09
proves im 5-8.
the shredder said on 4/May/09
Rob , can he be 5'10 ? He looks it in Glenn's photo !
ALEX88 said on 28/Apr/09
MICHEY Rourke is TALL 184-185 CM AND I am VERY VERY SURE!!! EXAMPLE SUFFICIENT LOOK THAT PHOTOS ALONGSIDE Mike Tyson WHERE SEE IT WELL THAT MICHEY Rourke is MINIMUN 4 CM PLUS TALL OF Mike Tyson AND everyone knows THAT MIKE TYSON IS TALL 180 CM.
THEREFORE MICHEY Rourke is TALL 184-185 CM AND IS REALLY REALLY sure!!!!!!!!!
glenn said on 24/Apr/09
thats was 2004 above.and i see more than an inch.i sure look 5-8 here.
Austrian said on 22/Apr/09
how can he be 5'11 if in that picture with Glenn he looks like 5'8.5 at best?

or is Glenn wearing lifts nowadays? =)
tommy lee said on 6/Apr/09
I thought he was like 6'2 in the wrestler
Sereshenka Bocharov said on 29/Mar/09
I'm almost 5-10 (1.77) 220 and I met Mickey Rourke, Danny Trejo, Antonio Banderas and Enrique Iglesias, while they were making once upon in Mexico and Mickey was not taller than me nor bigger than me, I was surprised Trejo was really short as well as Banderas, Enrique was taller than all of us
TELLEM said on 23/Mar/09
2 inches shorter than 6'0 oliver stone...i believe rourke is only 5'10 : Click Here
mamonazo said on 15/Mar/09
met mickey a few times lately. hes 5-11 and may look shorter cuz of his bad posture and muscles. hes taller than david beckham anyway but becks looks taller cuz of his slim figure.
Vegas said on 23/Feb/09
j. says on 22/Feb/09
Ive just saw jonathan ross on repeat and mickey rourke, from that interview cannot be over 5'10.5, i would still say closer to 5'9.5- 5'10, jonathan ross doesn't dwarf him but does clearly look 3.5 to 4 inches taller

i saw approx 2 inches Click Here
j. said on 22/Feb/09
Ive just saw jonathan ross on repeat and mickey rourke, from that interview cannot be over 5'10.5, i would still say closer to 5'9.5- 5'10, jonathan ross doesn't dwarf him but does clearly look 3.5 to 4 inches taller, there footwear isn't a variable, there wearing similar size heels.
TELLEM said on 22/Feb/09
looks the same height as roddy piper here:Click Here piper is 5'10.5-5'11 these days.
elio said on 21/Feb/09
Saw the Jonathan Ross interview and it made me think he was a genuine 5'11". Ross is 6'1.5" and he definitely didn't dwarf Rourke, even with Rourke's less than great posture. There appeared to be less than 3 inches difference.

Also, Ross wears pretty substantial heels on his shoes, whereas Rourke's shoes looked relatively normal (they showed them close up). Either way, there was definitely no shoe advantage in Rourke's favour.
Scott said on 20/Feb/09
Having seen him on Jonathan Ross - this guy is a correct/true/legit etc. 5'11

In fairness he seems more like the top end of 5'11 [182+] than the weak end [as I am] 180.

Which is actually 5'10.8

In Rumblefish he looked the same size as a young Nicholas Cage ... close to 6'0.

If Glenn's photo above is on a level playing field, I think Glenn shouldn't rell have any anxiety about measuring 5'8+
j. said on 20/Feb/09
nah mickey rourke is more 5'10 just saw him on jonathan ross, he was 3 inches or more shorter than jonathan ross and he is like 6'1, even in that photo above he looks 5'9.5-10
Dennis said on 10/Feb/09
I have met in person. He was going to do a movie with menachem Golan who is a friend of mine and he is about 5'11". Really a dog lover.
the shredder said on 30/Jan/09
Thanks Leonari and Mr.R ... just saw The Wrestler , it was great ! I thought it had a great message to it ! Marisa Tomei is great , her and Mikey Rourke's
perfromance was so realistic ! Ive not seen that many recent movies , but this was by far the best ive seen since The Dark Knight , Though diffrent movies ! i was near where it was playing and I had a little money on me ! Im more a dvd person though !

Btw , for some reason I thought he looked 6'0 or taller in the movie , must be for the role !
Mr. R. said on 29/Jan/09
Mickey was listed at 5-11 for a long time, which makes me VERY, VERY suspicious. I think he is closer to 5-10, especially after all the beat downs he took in boxing. Because it is awards time, a lot of folks are in Hollywood these days, so I will keep an eye out for Mickey. Given what he wears, he should not be that hard to find!

Also, Shredder, The Wrestler was the best movie I have seen all year! Mickey is great! But Sean Penn may have his number. The SAG Awards are usually pretty accurate.
the shredder said on 28/Jan/09
Yea the thing is I can't really judge which movie are performance I would like better , but me and my friend are still betting who and what wins , lol !

my bets are

Mickey Rourke for Best Actor ... sean penn won everything else , so I think there going to do a twist !

Best Supporting Heath Ledger ... there just going to give it to him ! Though he was GREAT !

Best Actress - Kate winslit ... just a feeling

Best Supporting Actress - Marisa Tomei - just a feeling

Best Picture - Milk
leonari said on 28/Jan/09
the shredder: Go see the wrestler. You won't regret it. Pitt was good in Benjamin Button but not nearly as good as Rourke in the Wrestler. I haven't seen "Milk" so no clue about Penns performance. Probably very solid. Rourke is the man. I still have to see couple of movies before the oscar. I want to have seen the major nominations so I can cheer for the right person to win. Best supporting: Marisa Tomei from the wrestler. She is hot and a very good actress.
the shredder said on 27/Jan/09
I think he is 5'11 , but 6'0 is not crazy , he does look 5'10 in Glenn's pic though ! Posture ?

Leonari , I really want to see The Wrestler , I did not see any oscar movies but The Dark Knight ! I personally don't care who wins the oscars , but I always bet with friends just for fun to see who wins to see who has it right ! I think it is out of Sean Penn and Mickey Rourke ! Sh!+ , It could be Brad Pitt ? This is the Oscars we are talking about ! lol !
leonari said on 26/Jan/09
Richard:going out...the ware married!!!!
RICHARD said on 25/Jan/09
He was also 2 inches taller than 5ft9 Carre Otis in Wild Orchid. Both were going out in real-life.
Leonari said on 25/Jan/09
to me he looked 5'11.5 to 6 feet in the 80ies. He is always taller than Sly.
Hope he wins the oscar after the golden globe. Go watch the wrestler. The movie is great and Mickey is on top of his game!!!!!!'
glenn said on 24/Jan/09
looks over 6ft to me in the street sometimes.in boots.he is 5-11ish.who knows,6ft isnt crazy.
Yvette said on 24/Jan/09
Mickey looks over 6'0. I am so glad to see him back and doing well. He is such a great actor. Yay Mickey I would love to see more of you. Welcome Back!
Jason W. said on 23/Jan/09
did anyone happen to see Mickey's new "blinged up" grille on the Golden Globes a couple weeks ago? im glad to see he is back btw.
RICHARD said on 22/Jan/09
Looks very tall in The Wrestler like 6-00 or something. I mean wow he really buffed up and yet looks taller than he did when he was slim. When he was slim he looked 5'9/5'10 but now he looks 6'0/6'1. I can only hope to get buff like him and gain a few more inches when I turn 50-something
denke510 said on 18/Jan/09
you might check your math again...in The Pope of Greenwich Village he stands next to Darryl Hannah when he has on socks and she is in Ked's. We know she's a solid 5'10" and he's a couple of inches taller than she.
leonari said on 17/Jan/09
Mickey was a full 5'11" in the 80's. And yes he was born in 1952.
e said on 17/Jan/09
Miami dade arrest report from 07 over on tmz has him at 6-0, 200 and born in 1952 not 1956 as is reported.
Ed(1) said on 13/Jan/09
Ace,
Springsteen(5ft9.5) does have cowboy boots on with what looks to be a good 2" heel, and Rourke looks to be wearing more regular heeled dress shoes, as far as I can make out from the pic. Maybe Rourke is more like 5ft10.5, and 6ft0.5 minimum in his cowboy boots, which he seems to wear the majority of the time?

I agree though that Rourke could be more like 5ft10ish, and 6ft+ in cowboy boots which he typically seems to wear.
Ace said on 13/Jan/09
Based on this pic with Springsteen, I'd say Mickey's 5'10 tops:

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mimi said on 9/Jan/09
From all his pics, I would say a weak 5'10"
Anonymous said on 8/Jan/09
looked 5'11 in bullet (1996).
nick said on 1/Jan/09
did great in the wrestler, looked over 6 in the movie, but now i see 5'11, similiar to shawn michaels height
PJ said on 24/Dec/08
He was just on Letterman and really seems like a great guy. Looked about 5'10.
glenn said on 23/Dec/08
id rather not say.the pic says it all.great guy by the way.
PJ said on 23/Dec/08
Glenn what did his face look like close up. I can't believe what he has had done to it! I am glad he is making a comeback...real Hollywood character.
Anthony said on 21/Dec/08
I think 5'11 is accurate. In "The Pope Of Greenwich Village," he was taller than Daryl Hannah. He's such a great actor and I am very glad he's on the verge of a very big comeback with "The Wrestler." One of the greatest actors ever.
S.P said on 20/Nov/08
he looks 5'11 to me. he was excellent in sin city, Marv's the man...
M.o.r.g said on 13/Nov/08
Peak? he's only in his early 50's XD And like i said check out his shoes in rumble fish.I was watching white sands not so long ago and he looked hardly any taller than willem dafoe.And exactly look at that photo.
TELLEM said on 10/Nov/08
if he was 5'11.5 peak, why is there a pic with him and 2pac the same height?
glenn said on 8/Nov/08
could be.
TELLEM said on 6/Nov/08
i guess tupac was 5'11-6'0 aswell right?
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glenn said on 5/Nov/08
i agree.he can look 6-1 to me in the street when he is wearing cowboy boots.
leonari said on 5/Nov/08
could have been as tall as 5'11.5 in his prime. Watch his old movies. Regular dress shoes , looks over average fo sure. Those who say 5'9 for Mickey are clueless about heights. No other way of putting it.sorry
M.o.r.g said on 22/Oct/08
Another thing is he is wearing similar shoes in rumble fish,to the ones stallone wore in rocky.
M.o.r.g said on 12/Oct/08
He's pretty slim in rumble fish and that was 1983.He looked almost the same height as jonathan ross.probably wore lifts or big shoes.
Manitobaboy said on 26/Sep/08
He's another guy who was a middleweight fighter way back, before he bulked up. He was chunkier in the 80s which may have taken away from his appearance/height. He's slimmed out a bit. I'd buy 5'11 in his prime - maybe a little less now.
Anonymous said on 19/Aug/08
Isn't the Marv character seven feet?
Lmeister said on 17/Aug/08
He is a puzzling person. In older pics he looked shortish. There is a plenty of pics where he is shorter than Don Johnson, Tupac and Matt Dillon. Also in few pics he only like 3 inches taller than Spike Lee. Nowadays he looks always taller than 5ft10 sometimes almost 6ft1...
J said on 23/Jul/08
That's crazy talk, Daniel. Marv looked like a beast and Mickey most likely wore lifts to appear so huge.
Daniel said on 22/Jul/08
If Mickey Rourke is 1.80m, then it's strange how the character Marv from the Sin City movie (who, despite his Kirk Douglas appeareance is played by Rourke) looks 1.74m - 1.76m throughout the whole sequence in which he is featured.
Anonymous said on 13/Mar/08
He looked no taller than Steve Guttenberg(sp?) in The Diner.
Marcelo C. said on 28/Feb/08
Rob/Glenn: If Rourke es 5
JMK said on 31/Jan/08
He looks taller as a buff gruff these days than he did when he was a slim pretty boy in the 80's. Weird.
GSP said on 25/Jan/08
Well he definetly does not looks anything over 5'10 max with Glenn. I used to think he was like 5'9 but it could be because he was so bulked up. He could be 5'11 but definetly does not look close in that pic.
Marcelo C. said on 24/Jan/08
Glenn: If Rourke es 5
glenn said on 24/Jan/08
i dont know why johnson towers me.
Marcelo C. said on 23/Jan/08
Glenn: I
AshnarLynx said on 23/Dec/07
Yes, Mickey looks a bit taller than Matt there. But Matt was 18 when the film was made and its possible that he hadn't reached his full height. Mickey is also listed as 5'11 on a boxing site.
gton said on 3/Nov/07
u guys seen rumblefish? hes a bit taller than matt dillon whu is listed at 5,10.75 so 5-11 is correct 4 Mickey , even glenn said so and glenn is the master of heights :)
sam said on 8/Oct/07
He usually looks 6 foot, in my judgement, but im wondering if glenn knew this was him right off the bat, he's a little different, still looks tall though!
Anonymous said on 8/Aug/07
are you blind?, his shoulders are way higher than glenn's. not that glenn is that short but Mickey is blatently taller.
Anonymous said on 24/May/07
His shoulders are at the same height as Glenn's shoulders, maybe a bit shorter. I can't see him over 5'9.25.
smoov said on 16/May/07
"Sometimes I see pictures of him and he looks like a 5ft 8 guy, but in reality he is about 5ft 11 these days" where did that come from? Did he take off his shoes and whip out a tape measure for you?
Franco said on 2/Apr/07
with glenn, he doesnt look more than 5'10

he looks scary though, too bad cause my sister thought he was amazingly sexy when young, now after the surgery he looks like Linda Blair - The Exorcist. wd mickey.
Austrian said on 16/Mar/07
@editor rob: forget about that pic, Vin Diesel always wears totally ridiculous shoes
tank said on 11/Mar/07
5'11" seems a little tall for him but i can believe it. i think tupac was actually about an inch taller than what he's listed. the pics with tupac are probably why people are thinking rourke is shorter than 5'11". he's probably 5'11" and tupac's about 5'10". in the movie bullet they looked about the same height and build. he was A LOT leaner and thinner in that movie than he is now. after that movie he started bulking up quite a bit. seems like a pretty cool guy. i like the characters he plays.
Paul said on 2/Dec/06
Correct link is Click Here

Then go to pictures section. Page 3. There are two pics of him and Werner.
Paul said on 1/Dec/06
Mickey beside 5-10 Austrian male model Werner Schreyer.

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[Editor Rob: Rourke's a relative dwarf, I mean '5ft 10' Vin Diesel Towers him...]
Glenn said on 29/Nov/06
Rourke is a legit 5-11.just got a recent pic where he looks 6-1 in boots.
Ed said on 24/Nov/06
I watched the Rainmaker last night, and Rourke and Matt Damon are the exact same height. I'm guessing 5ft10 or a little more with shoes (5ft9 barefoot), and some serious heels for a lot of his other films. He does tend to wear cowboy boots and motorcycle boots a lot. In Sin City he did look big, but once again he wore big thick industrial boots and special fx prosthetics to play Marv, Marv was a beast in the Frank Miller comics.
Anonymous said on 31/Oct/06
He looks the listed height in Body Heat near 6'2" William Hurt.
Jordan said on 29/Aug/06
IN SIn City the guy looked well over 6'0 I guess they worked the camera angles
Lmeister said on 9/Aug/06
Glenn was Mickey wearing boots when U met him?
Nolifts81 said on 13/Jun/06
Maybe Dillon has grown. Nowadays Dillon is a little bit taller than Rourke.Almost 1 inch
TJ said on 13/Jun/06
Maybe because when Rumble Fish was filmed Matt was 17-18 and subsequently grew a little more?
Nolifts81 said on 11/Jun/06
Yes he is 5'11". But how is possible that in "Rumble fish" he is 1 inch taller than 5'11.5 Matt Dillon? He had lifts in the shoes in that movie?Dillon is a little bit taller than him!
dmeyer said on 12/May/06
in movie like domino he looks a solid 5'11
kyle said on 17/Mar/06
5'11" sounds about right, yes Rourke was a boxer and was always listed at 5'11". I am a boxer too and am listed always at 6'0" tall. before bouts they measure you without footwear on.
celeb said on 19/Feb/06
i know for fakt that rourke is 5"11 bacause he has been a boxer and they stated him as 180cm than, and in sports like amatuer boxing they never lie.

[Editor Rob: yes, he was listed 5ft 11 during boxing days, he has a record on boxrec...]
Lmeister said on 16/Feb/06
BTW Mickey is always wearing boots in Premiers etc...I think 5'9'' would be closer to his real height...
tgri said on 14/Feb/06
yes he looks 5'11 to me . he had on lifts in sin city and he looked about 6'2 .
King said on 14/Feb/06
I seen a lot of pics with Pac and Rourke together, they were friends??? anywho..Pac is measured on this site at 5'9" but when I seen these pics of him and Rourke they looked even.
Glenn said on 19/Jan/06
he looked 5-11.great guy too.
elio said on 19/Jan/06
Hmm.. personally I'd say he was looking more like 5'10" in Glenn's picture. The difference between him and Glenn is about the same (maybe even half an inch less) as the difference between Glenn and Stallone.

poor stance in this pic perhaps?
Glenn said on 17/Jan/06
5-11.photo coming.
Anonymous said on 16/Jan/06
In the 90's Rourke went to Argentine (south america) to a boxing exibition (?). There he stood besides a popular TV showman called Marcelo Tinelli (187 cm, aprox. 6.15-6.2). Rourke didn´t reach the level of the ear of the guy. I think he´s 5.9 .
ladada said on 6/Dec/05
tupac could of been two people, some say he was 5'7 .. some say 5'11 .. if you compare tupac to snoop dogg from an old MTV video, it's odd.. snoop is 6'3 but is near a foot taller then Pac.. but mug shots show Pac to be 5'11 .. it's all related back to when he was first shot
dmeyer said on 30/Nov/05
you right rob he does look aleast 180 cm
Anonymous said on 24/Oct/05
In the movie double team he is van dammes height, he definitely didnt look 5'11" next to tupac, as he was the same height as him, although tupac did claim to be 5'11" aswell, but I think that was definitely incorrect
Nino said on 26/Aug/05
180cm is the right height for Mickey. But I am sure that in the past he has often weared elevator shoes. If you watch the movie "Harley Davidson and Marlboro man" with Don Johnson he towered over Don. He was nearly 4 inches taller and apparently they weared the same kind of cowboy boots. Don is listed at 5'10" and Mickey is for sure 5'11" but the height difference is too much.The solutions are two: Don Johnson isn't 5'10" but 5'8" or mickey in his cowboy boots weared 2 or 2,5 lifts inside. What do you think editor?
The Jackal said on 21/Aug/05
I saw a picture of him standing next to Tupac in the '90's. Now Tupac is a 5'7" or 5'8", tops. And he and Mickey Rourke were almost shoulder-to-shoulder.

Then again, in "Get Carter", he gets close to Stallone. They seem very close, as well. And Sly is a 5'9" with his elevator-shoes on and Rourke had MAYBE an inch or two on him.

I'd put Mickey Rourke at 5'10" or an inch less, depending. His shoes in "Sin City" make me confident in this. Maybe he got his elevator-boots from his friend, Sly? ;)
Anonymous said on 23/Jun/05
hes in between 5'11'' and 6' for sure
Lmeister said on 3/Mar/05
I think that is the right height. He def. aint a short guy sometimes he is just wearing shoes like sandals they make him look shorter and so does carrying his dog aswell 'cause he has to slouch a bit and it seems that he carries the dog almost all the time.

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