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Average Guess (99 Votes)
5ft 10.68in (179.5cm)
glenn said on 19/Feb/08
thanks dmeyer.vaj and other people think he is 5-9.
dmeyer said on 19/Feb/08
i would say he could be 5 ft 10.75 in i agree with glenn to me he look a solid 5'11 near 6 ft 5 vaughn
johnson said on 18/Feb/08
Owen always looks sort of tall, but in my opinion not quite 5-11, more like 5-10 and a half
said on 16/Feb/08
Here is a very telling picture of Owen with his two brothers, Andrew and Luke.
Andrew is supposed to be 6'1'', but he looks to be taller.Click Here
This makes me wonder about the heights of the more famous Wilson brothers
glenn said on 10/Feb/08
valeri-i agree that owen is 5-11.some say brody is 6-1.can you post that owen is 5-11 on the sly page? some people think owen is 5-9.
Valeri said on 10/Feb/08
Owen looked a stellar 5'11 in The Darjeeling Limited,he was only an inch under Adrien Brody.So if brody is 6',then owen is 5'11 and 6 and a half for brody would mean 5'11.5 for owen.Like me,im a bit shocked.But he looked that through the whole movie.good movie too.
Lifeaquatic said on 8/Feb/08
I just finished watching a life aquatic with steve zissou and I was curious to find out bill murrays height because he looked pretty tall in that flick. But after seeing this site and the obsession its contributors carry I'm somewhat ashamed. Obviously there is some sort of complex issue rooted here
Height Tracker said on 1/Feb/08
that owen and woody photo is horrible for judging height.
Viper said on 7/Jan/08
Owen has a lot of height over Woody there.
dmeyer said on 6/Jan/08
i agree with glenn that own might be closer to 5'11
said on 5/Jan/08
Here's a picture of Owen with Woody Harrelson both barefeet:Click Here
Woody's listed at 5'10" on here and Owen 5'10.25" but i think we can agree there's more of a difference between the two than that.
My guess is that Woody is 5'9" - 5'9.5" and Owen is 5'11" - 5'11.5"
Real said on 28/Dec/07
Seems about right. I could see 5'11, but not under 5'10.
Darren said on 6/Dec/07
Owen wilson is 1,79
said on 11/Nov/07
here are some barefoot pics of him while playing footballClick Here
i compared him with the football(diameter normally about 22cm) and the result was that he looks between 177-174cm in all of the pics. so im pretty sure hes about 176cm.
Anthony said on 29/Oct/07
In clips from "The Darjeeling Limited", he looks at the most an inch off the 6'0.5 Adrien Brody. Owne cleary is 5'11-ish. I've also seen barefoot pics of him and hjust examining his proportions he seems no less than 5'10.
Brandon said on 29/Oct/07
Glenn your wrong, look at Owen Wilson next to Ben Stiller. Ben Stiller is barely 5'7", there is no way Owen is 4 inches taller than him, maybe 2 and a half to three at the most
glenn said on 14/Oct/07
owen is 5-11.rob needs to change this.
Brah said on 13/Oct/07
Throughout the trailer to the 'Darjeeling Limited', he looks about as tall as Adrien Brody...
sam said on 30/Aug/07
I hope Owen's doing okay, whatever the real circumstances are of his troubles. If the real Owen Wilson actually goes to this website, I hope he knows all his fans are pulling for him to recover.
Anonymous said on 26/Aug/07
In an episode of late night show with with Craig Kilborn where Famke Janssen said ,"He is an inch shorter than me maybe around 5 '10" but Craig keep insisting he is 5'9.I agree with Famke.
Anonymous said on 7/Aug/07
I met Owen Wilson when he was filming in Calgary in 2004. He is a little shorter then me and I'm 5'10.5. He's about 5'10.
dmeyer said on 10/Jul/07
hey glenn i think owen is 5'10.5 to 5'11 about 2 in on jackie chan 6 in under vaughn taller than eddie murphy he is 179 180 cm
dmeyer said on 10/Jul/07
he looks similar height with his bro so he is gotta be 5'10.5 also he can look taller than his bro
dmeyer said on 10/Jul/07
in those pics he looks aleast 5'10.75 i think this guy is about 180 cm since he looked it by vince vaughn
lydia bond(bondgirl) said on 10/Jul/07
well i met him at you me and dupree premier with my brother and a baby strapped to my front and we won entree to see the premier which was awesome ! He definately is taller than me and im 5-7,i think hes 5,11 and georgeous too.Another highlight of my life is when on national radio 1 in england he called me his soul mate!!!!!!!!after my questions were read out to him about his tatoo and i asked if he would make a cd of his voice cos i could listen to his voice forever. I wish i could be his soulmate for real everyone needs one xx
dmeyer said on 29/May/07
i even think he could be 5'10.5 all the guys that i know that met him describe him 5'11 also he didnt look like a 5'9 guy near vince so 5'10.5 seems right or aleast strong 178 like you list him he did seem 1.5 to 2 in taller than murphy i would say 5'10.5 easy
Its A Punjabi Ting (UK) said on 24/May/07
I thought he was 5'9". In 'I Spy'Eddie describes him as 5ft 9 when he is getting mock interrogated, but also I've seen him in an English newspaper quoted again at 5ft 9.
said on 19/May/07
Rob, how can you tell that it really was Andrew that posted? Not questioning it, just curious that's all.
[Editor Rob: he posted from same computer as he posts on his own forum]
TheJerk said on 14/May/07
I wonder how many celebs know about and check this site. I'd be surprised with as much as 1% even. Certain celebs are much more likely, (i.e.) Gibson, Cruise, Stallone.
glenn said on 10/May/07
he is 5-11.
said on 10/May/07
Wow, I didnt realize the real Owen Wilson was posting on his page back in August 2005. He says hes 5-11.
[Editor Rob: the only thing I would say is whoever that was, appeared to be posting from Texas at the time...that's all.
now someone like say Andrew bryniarski, I guarantee he did type a comment one time]
said on 9/May/07
I posted some awhile back, and they are really confusing, to me:
It's confusing, because there are pics of Owen's brother, Luke, looking much taller than Harreslson.
Viper said on 9/May/07
Id love to see a pic of Owen and Woody Harrelson together.
said on 8/May/07
I have met Owen Wilson I can can tell you for sure he is no taller than 5' 9''
[Editor Rob: you're giving me a bad name!]
Drew said on 4/May/07
The 5'8" and 5'9" claims. What a joke. This guy is 179cm.
Bob said on 16/Apr/07
You cant go on movies though because they wear lifts and the camera angles could be playing tricks. Jessica Simspon looked pretty tall in dukes of hazzards but she's tiny irl. Anyway after looking at some movie premier pics with Jackie and Wilson I would say 5'10 is fair, he had a good inch or more on him.
said on 14/Apr/07
how is it that owen wilson legitimately looks taller than 5'10.75 Matt Dillon.
In that pic he looks to be about 6' tall. 5'10 is actually hard to believe based on that pic.
Here he is next to a 5'9 girl, Sarah foster BAREFOOT (while she's in sandals) looking 2 + inches taller.
Conclusion: He is oddly 5'11 with bad proportions (big head, narrow shoulders, short limbs) contrary to guys like Brad Pitt. He has horrible posture, and as Glenn said, can easily look two full inches shorter probably in his natural stance. Also Owen Wilson looks 1.5 inches taller than 5'9.5 Eddie Murphy (who appears 5'10 regularly)
Rob if you Acknowledges that Sarah Foster is 5'9 it's only a matter of time that you'll upgrade Owen Wilson right?
anonymous said on 10/Apr/07
He's got one of those lean builds that gives off the impression that he's taller. i would have guessed he was 6' before viewing this. Now I would probably have to guess he is 5'10.5" cuz he looks alot bigger than stiller who is 5'7 I think.
PC said on 29/Mar/07
Incidently, a mate of mine has starsky & hutch on dvd, and we were watching it last night (3rd time im watching it). This was the first time I was paying close attention to the height difference between Wilson and Stiller, and its funny :(N) that you can possibly consider there being only 2 inches between Stiller and Wilson.
Wilson's body is so much bigger and wider than Stiller's, and he looks way taller than Stiller even with his hair adding him an extra 3-4cm.
Im starting to think if Owen Wilson is only 5'10", Stiller may be even 5'5.5" which may not be so far off the mark since he did once appear very similar in height to dustin hoffman who was barefoot on the grass in "Meet the fockers".
PC said on 17/Mar/07
Yeah no more than two inches, if you want to count additional cms for Stiller's hair, and not account for Wilson slouching. 2nd pic really shows you its more 4-5 inches!
said on 17/Mar/07
i think ur adding to much to his height compared with Stiller. At times in Starsky & Hutch theres a massive gap, and then small gap;
jst look at the shower scene from Starsky & Hutch, no more than 2inc?
said on 13/Mar/07
In this pics owen looks around 5'11. Thatis, if kate hudson is 5'6, because he does looks between 4 to 5 in. taller than her.
glenn said on 8/Mar/07
PC said on 7/Mar/07
Yes I have a friend of mine who I swore was 5'9"- 5'9.5" barefoot but when we measured him he was a solid 5'11"(180cm). He definitely hunches a lot. Owen tends to hunch too, so no doubting he's at least 5'10".
Brad said on 7/Mar/07
Nope. Right up front at the Vogue Theatre. Serious back curve.
glenn said on 5/Mar/07
did you meet him?
Brad said on 5/Mar/07
Cobain had the hunch of a hundred men....I could never figure his height even stage front. His back was a curve.
glenn said on 3/Mar/07
unless you can fit lifts in converse? he was 2 inches taller than my 5-9 friend.except my friend looks 5-8.so owen is 5-10 minimum.owen is the classic and common case of somebody looking 2 inches shorter than they really are.like some of my 5-11 friends.with a hunch or weird posture,they can look 5-9.ala stallone,cobain.
Viper said on 2/Mar/07
I will say he can look anywhere from 5-9 to 5-11 in movies. Glenn, are you a bsolutely positive he wasnt wearing lifts?
Brad said on 2/Mar/07
I just added 2" he's 5' 9". 5' 11" is laughable after you watch this scene with Stiller.
: (N) said on 27/Feb/07
During Starsky & Hutch in the shower room fight you can see that Wilson is abt 2inc. taller than Stiller with no shoes; pending on wht Stiller is jst add 2 inc.
Alex H said on 13/Feb/07
5'9 to 5'10", I'd say. He's one of those guys who looks taller than they really are.
timber said on 20/Jan/07
Lmeister, though sara foster is listed 5'9'' here, elsewhere she has been listed from 5'7'' to 5'10''. so 5'7'' is possible for her.
Glenn said on 19/Jan/07
Would you also back me on that Lmeister on Stallone page please? thanks.
Glenn said on 17/Jan/07
Horse,would you also go on the Stallone page and repeat what you said here.someone swear Owen is 5-9.
trust me said on 15/Jan/07
i saw him, im 181cm and he was moreor less my height,180cm its the real answer.end of the situation
Glenn said on 15/Jan/07
Yeah,but whenever I repeat whatever one says on another post it gets ignored.
PC said on 14/Jan/07
Glenn, Its probably best if the Owen Wilson discussion stays on its own page. But by all means refer to my previous (and future) posts if you wish.
Glenn said on 12/Jan/07
I agree 100% PC.5-11.could you post on the Stallone page what you posted.someone there thinks Owen is 5-9.
PainterGirl said on 29/Dec/06
I worked on a movie he was in. I'm 5-11 in my work boots and he was way shorter than me when I walked past (which all the girls attempted to do as often as we could). I'm saying 5-8, tops.
Glenn said on 25/Dec/06
He was 2 inches taller than my 5-9 friend.both had converse.
kanov said on 25/Dec/06
He himself in the film i-spy with Eddie Murphy said that he's 5 foot 9...
Glenn said on 30/Oct/06
Didnt Frank2 say 5-9?.Im with 5-11.
dmeyer said on 29/Oct/06
in movie apear 5'11 compare to chan and murphy he looks 180 also compare to vaughn he looks 180 and also a friend of mine told me he was 5'11 also in a shower scene barefeet apear 4 in taller than stiller also wasnt dworfed by freeman so 180 or 178 with lifts
dmeyer said on 27/Sep/06
he towers over murphy
Anonymous said on 20/Sep/06
I went to his high school. I still see him at a local bar and we chat. He's 5'9".
Glenn said on 17/Sep/06
Thank you for backing me kend that Owen is 5-11.see what I mean on Chan Rob?
kene said on 16/Sep/06
his peak height was 181cm(5ft11) but he do looks shorter.. 178cm is right.. got a prove that jackie chan is atually a 5ft7(171cm)tall in real.. owen apear 7~8cm taller in shanghai noon..
[Editor Rob: speaking of Chan, skimming some articles a few journalists in 90's said around 5ft 9, I cannot find one saying 5ft 7. One mentioned he claimed 5ft 8, but not sure about that since he's typed in that chat 5ft 10.5 before]
dmeyer said on 11/Sep/06
compare to chan and murphy he looks 180
Glenn said on 15/Aug/06
Chan was or is at least 5-9.Owen can look as big as 5-11.I met them.
Bruce Lee said on 14/Aug/06
I know Jackie Chan isnt 5ft 10inches. Ive stood next to his waxwork which is lifesize.
MD said on 14/Aug/06
No, I think he was kind of pointing to how ridiculous Chan's 5'10" listing is, because anyone with half a brain can tell Chan's not 5'10".
Frank2 said on 14/Aug/06
Jackie Chan isn't 5'10" and Owen is most certainly not 6'. Get real.
Bruce Lee said on 12/Aug/06
Jackie chan in his book says he is 5ft 10inches tall. Ive just seen shangahi knights and Owen wilson looks at least 2 or 3 inches taller than jackie chan. So that would make Owen Wilson at least 6ft. Unless Jackie Chan isnt 5ft 10inches.
dmeyer said on 1/Aug/06
he dosnt look that bad near vaughn and he looks taller than murphy and 4 inches on stiller 5 11 is possible
Glenn said on 31/Jul/06
Thank you Leung.
Leung said on 30/Jul/06
Owen Wilson was in Sydney to promote his latest movie You, Me and Dupree. He is not short, the guy is 5’10”-5’11”.
Glenn said on 27/Jul/06
Owen is 5-11.Matt is 5-11.maybe 6ft in his prime.
C said on 26/Jul/06
I just saw You, Me, and Dupree. I'm confused. Matt Dillon gets billed at 6 feet (he probably shrunk to 5'11'') and in some scenes he looks 2 inches taller than Wilson. However, toward the end of the movie when Dillon and Wilson are walking down the street, Wilson looks actually an inch taller than Dillon. This means that Owen Wilson is anywhere from 5'9'' to 6'1''.
Glenn said on 24/Jul/06
I heard ridiculous claims of 5-6,5-7 on Owen and strangly did look this from the distance once.then I he turned me down for photo OP a couple of times and me and my friend were perplexed at him looking 5-11.Im glad I have witnesses to these chameleons of height.
dmeyer said on 24/Jul/06
5 10 is possible but evry friend that met him describe him as tall
Glenn said on 24/Jul/06
Most people talk alot of s*** on this site.you met any of these people anonymous? Owen looks 5-11 everytime I saw him.he is no shorter than 5-10.
Anonymous said on 24/Jul/06
BTW, Stiller is 5'7" on a good day and Owen isn't 3 inches taller. 5'9".
Anonymous said on 24/Jul/06
Well, he is 2 inches shorter than his brother, who is 5'11". Owen Wilson is only 5'9". He's actually shorter in real life but, we'll say 5'9".
Glenn said on 19/Jul/06
I stood a foot away from him and he appeared 5-11.
Jack said on 17/Jul/06
MD, I got my info from You me and Dupree. And that picture you posted proves my point even further. If Matt is nearly 6 ft then Owen is atleast 5'10.5. Just look at the pic, if Owen stood up straight he could stand taller than Matt.
ZHB said on 17/Jul/06
If Vince Vaughn is 6'5 and Owen Wilson is 5'10" that would make their height different about seven inches. I guess that makes sense, though at times, Wilson seems almost 9 or 10 inches shorter than Vaughn.
said on 16/Jul/06
Let's say that Owen is as tall as Matt. That means Matt is shorter than what he's given.
1. Click Here
MD said on 16/Jul/06
Jack, that is just plain ridiculous. Matt is noticably and significantly taller than Owen Wilson, and I don't see where you're getting your information from.
said on 15/Jul/06
Owen has to be a bit taller than this.... he did appear taller than Matt Dillon in You Me And Dupree.... and none of the actors wore lifts. Owen even appeared taller when he was barefoot.
Check this out: Click Here
Owen might be closer to the camera.... but he would still be taller if he was standing right next to him. Which shows in You Me and Dupree. Owen is ATLEAST 5'10.5.
Doug said on 28/Jun/06
If you watch the movie Zoolander Owen Wilson is barely than Ben Stiller, who is at max 5'7", so that would make him around 5'7"-5'8"
MD said on 19/Jun/06
I don't know, Rob. You tell me.
said on 18/Jun/06
Here is Owen with Fernando Alonso routinely listed as 171 cm:
1. Click Here
2. Click Here[Editor Rob: yes, here is the one other shot with also 5ft 8 giancarlo, here
aswell as the jenson button pics 2 comments ago, there were 2 other driver folk:
Japanese driver 5ft 4
and Kimi Rikonin who is 5ft 9, although photo has 4 degree tilt in owen favor he still looks a little taller though...so there's a bunch of pics near racing guys, conclusion...
said on 16/Jun/06
He sure doesn't look 5'10" here: Click Here
And in person he doesn't look anywhere near 5'10". Not at least when I've seen him.
elio said on 14/Jun/06
You're suggesting that Wilson is 5'8" - 5'9" ?
That seems very low to me... I can't see him being any less than 5'10". Still... bigger revelations have occured on this site.
Frank2 said on 1/Jun/06
Yet when I've seen Wilson he's been at least two inches shorter than me, possibly three.
Glenn said on 31/May/06
I saw 5-11 too Ed.
Ed Kline said on 30/May/06
I am 5'9 and 1/4 in the morning when I wake up, and about 5'8 7/8 16 hours later...I am a total height obsessive ( have been since I could stand), and I ran into Owen Wilson briefly a bit ago. When I stood up as tall as I could in sneakers ( he was wearing sneakers too), He was still a bit taller than I ( a little more than an inch), when I relaxed as he was the whole time, he was solidly 2 inches taller than I. If I stand on a doctors scale and stand as tall as I can, I reach my max heights( listed above), but if I just relax and stand, I am 5'8 1/8---5'8and 3/8. Owen if he stood up as tall as he can would be right around 5'11 at the tallest, just like I am 5'9. Lastly I am around 155 pounds with a medium atheltic build ( 14 inch arms). He was somewhat naturally thicker than I thru the forearms and shoulders( kinda strong looking without looking like he lifts weights), which maybe makes him seem shorter on screen. I hope that helps.
Glenn said on 29/May/06
In public Woody and Owen can both look 5-11.barefoot,who knows.
Alex said on 28/May/06
I don't see a lot of this guy but comparing him to Vince Vaughn he does look 5'10.
said on 7/May/06
Here's a few more with him and what this site gives 5'10" Woody Harrelson, though Frank has said Harrelson is nothing more than a solid 5'9":
1. Click Here
2. Click Here
They are nearly the same height with Harrelson being taller. Owen looks to be a 5'9" at the very best if you give Harrelson the 5'10" here.
Anonymous said on 26/Apr/06
I agree with the one below. In those pictures MD is showing, that should be giving you guys a clue that if you see him 5'10" or taller he got to be wearing shoe lifts.
Anonymous said on 17/Apr/06
He looked more than 4 inches shorter than 6'1" guys Bill Murry in Life Aquatic and Jim Carry in The Cable Guy.
said on 14/Apr/06
Here we have Owen looking 5'11 near Famke who probably wears heels with that dress. And there is Eddie Murphy looking at least 5'10. They don't look 5'8 or 5'9 near Famke. Lifts ?Click Here
said on 1/Apr/06
He's definitely not 5'10"
Here he is with Woody Harrelson (who is 5'10" in sneakers, according to most at his page, here), and Owen even has the advantage of being closer to the camera:
1. Click Here
And, he's no taller than 5'9" Nick Lachey (in his shoes, if you ask me):
2. Click Here
It would seem, to me, that Owen is a max of 5'9"...in regular shoes.
Frank2 said on 31/Mar/06
But Murphy isn't 5'10" so explain please how Wilson is 5'9" and appears shorter than Murphy. Logic seems to be missing from people posting on this forum. People, please understand something. These celebs mostly all lie about their height. Unless they're truly tall, they lie. Why this is so hard to comprehend is beyond me. At party after party where I've met celebs or on film sets or even just on the street, I'd say about 75% are not as tall as their official publicity lists them as being. That or I'm 6'1" and have been kidding myself all along that I'm just 5'11".
Jonny said on 30/Mar/06
Said he was 5'9" in I Spy, doubt he would round down
Glenn said on 20/Mar/06
I agree.but ive seen owen look 5-6 slouched, 20 feet away and running,and 5-11 in front of me inches away.another guy that needs to spare me a pair of his shoes.
Frank2 said on 19/Mar/06
Eddie Murphy is not 5'10" and neither is Owen Wilson.
dmeyer said on 13/Mar/06
i think he is a legit 5'11 compare to vince he looks 5'11 to 6' he also looks 2" taller than eddie murphy and aroun 4 inches taller than ben stiller 2 friends of mine met him and told me he was tall aleast 5'11
Anonymous said on 6/Mar/06
Eddie Murphy is 5'10 and Owen Wilson looked shorter than him.
Height Tracker said on 26/Feb/06
Owen Wilson was definetely at least two inches shorter than Famke Jansen in I Spy. In fact, there was even a scene where she was barefoot and he was wearing dress shoes, and she still looked about the same height or taller than him.
sam said on 26/Feb/06
he's taller than both famke jansen and eddie murphy, therefore bein no less than 5'11,watch the movies he's been in, if u dont look like a msget near vince vaughn then u r not under 180 cm
jelly said on 4/Feb/06
ok - I think Owen is 5'10" based on photos of him with Sheryl Crow. I'm 5'2" and was shocked when I saw here in person that she was shorter than me. She must be 5'1' max. In photos the height difference is about the same distance as me and my boyfriend who is exactly 5'11". My question is what is Lance Armstrong's real height. He says he is also 5'11" which is impossible because in photos him and Sheryl look pretty close in their height.
sam said on 19/Jan/06
Owen Wilson has always maintained he's 5'11". I've generally believed. Do you folks think he's lying or has a distorted perception of himself?
[Editor Rob: he looks close to it to be fair...sometimes he can appear shorter but maybe its more posture thing.
In hollywood, how often do you hear 'and a half'...I bet its rare to find a '5ft 11 and a half' man! I wished the cm system was used more...
dmeyer said on 10/Jan/06
on screen he look from 5'11 to 6'0 he looks 2 " taller than eddie murphy 2.5" taller than chan 3" shorter than freeman 6" shorter than vaughn and aleast 3 to 4" taller than stiller so rob wath convince you that he is less than 5'11
not fixated on heights said on 4/Jan/06
Just a comment to Mike Rotch the "height expert" I work in the film business and we use apple boxes and build ups to get people at the height we want them to be....when we spend millions on making movies, we control everything, including what their stature is relative to the camera...and as for the comment by sweetchild about her knowledge of whether or not OW wears lifts, lifts are inside shoes or special shoes are made with them inside, so they are invisible...you people need to get over this, what? are you a bunch of napoleans? lol
Marc said on 4/Jan/06
I think he is 5'11". I'm 5'10", and have a 6'5" friend (same hight as Vince Vaughn). When I stand next to my friend I come up alittle bit above his upper lip, making him approxiamtely 7 inches taller than me. Wilson comes up under Vaughn's nose, so he should be around 5'11".
dmeyer said on 25/Dec/05
it is funny because a friend of my saw him and described him as a tall person and for him a tall person hes aleast 5'11 to 6'0 also he looks 2" taller than eddie murphy so 5' 11 is posible also he does look this compare to vince vaughn
Height Tracker said on 24/Dec/05
I am in agreement with Lmeister.
Lmeister said on 24/Dec/05
In Armageddon Owen looks short compared to the other guys in the movie like Bruce Willis. I think his co-stars Ben(5'6'')Stiller and Jackie(5'7'')Chan make him look taller in some movies, but he usually in he looks 5'8''- 5'9''...
Mike Rotch said on 16/Nov/05
I've always been good at looking at people in movie or on TV and telling their heights. I'm always right by about an inch. Owen Wilson is anly an inch taller in that picture next to Willem Defoe. MAYBE and inch and a half. NOT 4 inches like "The Jackal" says. That's another thing I'm good at, telling how much taller someone is than another. Another one there's dispute about is Tom Cruise. An inch shorter than Nicole KIdman 5'10" and also seems an inch shorter thatn Katie Holmes 5'8". I don't see Tom Cruise being the same height as Billy Crystal. Or an inch shorter that Robin WIlliams or Jackie Chan. He's about an inch shorter than Nicholson and two less than Kevin Bacon in a Few Good Men. Only about an inch taller than Ben Stiller in Zoolander I remember. Ok thats all
Sunny said on 3/Nov/05
Scary stuff - does it really matter ? Who made it 'right' to be of a certain height anyway ? Does it make Owen Wilson less of an actor - or a person - if he is shorter or taller than some arbitary acceptable height ?
Anonymous said on 20/Oct/05
I am going to find a picture that I have of Owen and my friends hanging out at a Dallas country club. It makes it pretty clear that he is about 5'7". That is how I've always known him.
Viper652 said on 4/Oct/05
Yeah, there is no way Owen is 5-10. Thats crazy. 5-9 at best, but probably 5-8.5 in reality.
What said on 3/Oct/05
I see him all the time in austin, tx. He is only 5'8" or 5'9. Andrew Wilson is the only one who is 6'.
Luke is only 5'10". They are pretty well known as two short brothers. You oughtta read more sightings. Everyone is always surprised by how tiny Owen is. Most people even swear he's 5'7". I have had several good looks though and would confidently say 5'8"-9".
Sweetchild said on 1/Oct/05
He's definitely 5' 10/11". I've seen him in person, and stood next to him, and he doesn't wear lifts, he had running shoes on. He's seems a little taller too actually because he is so skinny.
Height Tracker said on 30/Sep/05
Hey guys; does anybody remember the scene in I Spy when they are trying to test Eddie Murphy's espionage abilities and make him give away the identity of the spy played by Owen Wilson? Well, in that scene he gives a description of Owen Wilson or "Alex" in which he says he's blond and five-nine. Just something to think about.
mcfan said on 17/Sep/05
I don't see much of a problem with Owen's 5'10.5 claim. He certainly doesn't look below 5'10.
Huff said on 15/Sep/05
Is there anyone else who can see the shoes on the picture? I sure as hell can't.
TheMan said on 30/Aug/05
Unfortunatly as with all these heights their just estimations for example stallones put down as 5,10 for all we know he could be 6 foot lol. Only way to be sure is proof which is not usually on hand.
CoolJ said on 30/Aug/05
How ironic Owen is actually from Texas. Is this "Owen" using a proxy server I ponder? Time to do a portscan on the IP and check for ports 80, 8080.
Huff said on 29/Aug/05
First of all I would like to say that I am a big fan of your work Owen, youre super cool, keep it up!
Second. You seem like really great at mesuring from what i've read on this page Rob; but the fact is that normal shoes can boost a man as much as 4-5cm or just 0.5cm. So what I mean is that if Jackie Chan is 179cm as you mentioned (which I dont know, he looks tall for an asian man), he could have 0.5cm shoes and Owen could have as much as 5cm ordinary shoes in that particular movie in question and that would make Owen taller. So assuming just becuase he looks taller and not considering the foot wear would make an inaccurate calculation, and what Owen says/not says about Woody Harrelsons shoes is true, one is not born with elevator shoes. You see?
CoolJ said on 26/Aug/05
I doubt Owen Wilson is intelligent enough to convert 5'11" into metric units.
Owen Wilson said on 26/Aug/05
Okay. I'm going to say this just once. I am 5'11" (180cm) exactly, no more, no less. Come guys get a life, sitting and debating about actors heights. It's the talent that counts and not the height.
"Confused" said on 2/Aug/05
This guy looks like 5'9...no offense, but i really think so...
J.J.F said on 18/Jul/05
Right on the money scott - though I wouldnt agree with the '5'10"+ actors dont lie about their height.." I would put that up to 6'1" from there on i dont think there are a great deal who lie about it
Scott said on 16/Jul/05
I've just seen Wedding Crashers [amusing, but 45 minutes too long] and basically it's case closed.
I think unfortunately the comments below contradicting this height are circumstantial and spurious. Wilson is making no apologies for his height and is clearly comfortable with it.
Owen wilson is 5'10.05.
The director made no attempt to compensate that VV is substantially taller [even making a dialogue reference to his height]. In some scenes Owen was barefoot vs Vaughn in shoes and in others wearing loafers and he is irrefutably this height.
My conclusion is that if an actor is 5'10+ they probably don't lie about their height as it's not ever really been a negative issue for them.
Bankable, leading actors under this height [and with an horrible ego] feel it neccessary to propogate all kinds of nonsense [Cruise, Stallone etc] that keeps this site alive ;)
Wilson isn't in this category.
Exceptions would be Friends where highly focussed male competition is involved [and in such circumstances an added cm to their press release height can make all the difference to their happiness and perceived self worth]
Brad Pitt who is an anomaly as he is clearly above this threshold but has felt compelled to wear lifts to maintain the difference/advantage that smaller actors have taken away by engaging in 'simulating' their height.
Just my 50 Cent ;)
But even if you mostly disagree with my rambling above ...
Owen Wilson is 5'10.05.
MaxB said on 15/Jul/05
We actually don't know how tall Sara Foster really is - she's listed from 5'7" to 5'10" (170-178 cm). Also, there are several problems with that photo: they are walking (which can change one person's height appearance a lot), they aren't at the same distance from camera (Owen is closer to the camera which you can determine by looking the "depth" difference od the foot that each one is "standing" on - it looks as he's 10-20 cm ahead of Sara) and they might not be on even ground.
C-3Po said on 11/Jul/05
http://imdb.com/gallery/ss/0315824/Ss/0315824/BB-487.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Foster,%20Sara Sara Foster is 178cm
said on 2/Jul/05
only 1 1/2" (4 cm) height difference between Owen and 6 ft Luke? Even if you say yes, check out the size of Owen's thorso - their belt-line is almost at the same level which indicates that Owen wears lifts (or he's really disproportionated person with extremely long legs and tiny hands).
Ball-A-Hallic said on 7/Jun/05
The new movie Wedding Crashers wit Owen and Vince Vaughn shows a couple of previews of them standing by one-a-nother and Vince is 6'5 and Owen's like 6 to 7 inches next to Vaughn, but maybe Owen was on an Apple box but I dont think he would be.
Lmeister said on 5/Jun/05
In this pic Owen ain't looking that tall. http://www.imdb.com/gallery/hh/0376944/HH/0376944/OwenMeVince.JPG?path=pgallery&path_key=Wilson,%20Owen
He really has to be the shortest 5'10.5'' I've ever seen. Vince Vaughn is standing closest to the camera, but still Owen is closer to 5'9'' than 5'10''.
KJ said on 2/Jun/05
In Zoolander, he looked about 3 inches taller than Ben Stiller who is 5'7
San said on 26/May/05
Saw meet the Fockers yesterday. In the final wedding scene, Owen Wilson is in a pair of sandals and Ben Stiller is probably wearing lifts. When they are standing next to each other, Owen seems to be just an inch taller than Ben. Considering Ben is 5'8" with lifts that would put Owen at 5'9".
Anonymous said on 24/May/05
I'd say that he looks a half inch taller than Murhpy probably because of 1) lifts and also that Murphy is no way unquestionably 5'10". Murphy is actually pegged at 5'8 1/2" on most encounters, that whole "i'm 5'10"" things in his stand up show would have to be him in those heels he wears. Murphy is not above 5'9", making Owen around the same
sam said on 23/May/05
How do explain his looking about half an inch taller than Eddie Murphy, who has been an unquestioned 5'10" throughout his career? I was say Owen is solidly 5'10 1/2", although he slouches a little bit and rounds his height up to 5'11".
MaxB said on 22/May/05
Nice photo Lmeister. Owen actually looks a bit taller (considering the camera angle and distance), but check out his proportions compared to Willem's - size of his head and torso, arms, neck and shoulders. Either Willem has gigantic head and long neck for his size, or Owen has lifts in his shoes (and he for sure does). Just look where's Owen's his belt!
Lmeister said on 22/May/05
Owen looks pretty damn short in these pics. The same height as Willem Dafoe...
Ricardo said on 22/May/05
Ahhh yes people are finally starting to realise Owen aint that tall. At least no where near 5'11". I was doing some logic. If a 5'11" guy is supposed to be 1 inch shorter than Duchovony who we all know is about 6'0", and looks really tall on screen, then a 5'11" guy should look tall on screen to, makes sense? So why is it Owen Wilson never looks tall on screen even next to short Ice Cube in the first Anacondas and in all his movies with Jackie Chan he looks perhaps an inch taller. Owen is a pretty skinny fella, so it can't be his build. It must be the next best thing. Maybe Owen is only 5'9" or possibly 5'9 1/2", i don't think he is taller than this, he sure as hell doesn't look it in any of his movies except for Starsky and Hutch and he was next to Ben Stiller; a confirmed 5'6" er. Rob you are being way over generous with that 5'10 1/2" if i was the owner of the site he would be instantly pegged down to 5'9" or maybe 5'8 3/4" just because he lies about his height, and that is probably how tall he is in the night. :)
MaxB said on 21/May/05
Owen Wilson is short. He wears so high heels that hi can barely walk - check out Meet the Parents. He is 5'9 tops, probobly 5'8 or less - I actually think he's short as or even shorter than Jackie Chan - people, are you blind about his footwear? He just can't be that tall when considering size of his head, body and arms - those legs are waaaaay too long.
Smoke said on 16/Apr/05
This height for Owen is accurate, Jackie Chan looks a solid 5'8.5" (174 cm) and Owen does looks at best, to be 2 inches taller than Jackie. Also, 1.5 inches between Luke and Owen looks right as well, Luke looks dead on 6'0" even.
Ball-A-Hallic said on 16/Apr/05
I think he's 5'11 or 5'11.5 tops roughly 6'0. His brother doesnt look 6'0 he looks more 5'10 5'11ish but I think he's 5'10 tops.
Mr. R said on 14/Apr/05
He is always listed as 5-11, and his brother at 6-0. There doesn't seem to be a full 2 inches between them. Which one is right?
dmeyer said on 30/Mar/05
he does look 2'' taller than eddie murphy in i spy or 5'' taller than stiller
ricardo said on 16/Feb/05
5'9" trust me on this one.