How tall is Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro's Height

5ft 7 ½ (171.5 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 9 (175.3 cm)
American actor, best known for roles in films like Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Deer Hunter, Meet the Parents, The Untouchables, The Godfather: Part II, Mean Streets, Casino, Once Upon a Time in America and Heat.

How tall is Robert DeNiro
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Average Guess (116 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 8.82in (174.8cm)
Current: 5ft 7.4in (171.2cm)
Richard Fisher said on 12/Oct/19
Walked by him last week
I'm 6'2". He's lucky if he's 5'5" wearing those 2" platform shoes. Lol. Such a little guy. Media portrays him at 5'10". ROTFLMAO
Rising174cm said on 5/Oct/19
Having unexpectedly seen De Niro a few weeks ago, I don't think he is over 5'7" anymore. He was at the same venue an engagement party was held for my friend with a young boy I assume is his son and a woman I assumed was his nanny or assistant, though the best idea I got of his standing height was when he was walking maybe 10 feet from me and he was wearing a hat. People can appear shorter than they are from that distance, especially while walking, but I'd have thought De Niro was maybe a 5'7" guy who could walk around looking maybe 5'6.5". I can't rule out this listing standing for a measurement having not spoken to De Niro nor stood next to him, but if I didn't have any previous perception of his height, I probably would have just broadly said he was a 5'6"-5'7" range guy since I wasn't in position to be more precise than that.

As for the recent appearance with Phoenix, he can look at least an inch shorter, sometimes more: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Arguably more like 1.5" those last 3 photos so all things being equal, I'd have said De Niro looks a weak to flat 5'7" with Phoenix, but all things aren't equal since Phoenix clearly has bigger heels, but De Niro tends to be a bit closer to the camera in most pics. Oddly, this photo with De Niro seemingly trying to bust a gut: Click Here and this one: Click Here don't even look like a full inch difference, though these are generally exceptions.

Though I'm guessing him 5'7", I think a 5'7.25" current height would be safe considering Rob's conservative approach to changing listings, though I like that some current heights have been updated more frequently lately like Arnold, Seagal and Malcolm McDowell.
Jtm said on 3/Oct/19
He looks under 5'7 with Joaquin Phoenix.
Truthsayer said on 1/Oct/19
It's not rocket science. Clearly in the recent pic showing him hardly taller than Pacino now (there must be some lifts in Pacino's shoes or De Niro is under 5ft7 now), De Niro was most probably using lifts throughout his earlier movie career. He was almost the perfect height for lift-wearing too - if he was 173.5cm he would get close to 180cm easily (6cm gain can be achieved in almost any shoe).
Rising174cm said on 12/Sep/19
I can't see much chance of De Niro being taller than Stallone. Both likely peaked at a weak to flat 5'9", imo and were basically in the 174 cm minimum and 175 cm max range, but considering a 50 year old Stallone looked to edge out a 53 year old De Niro in Cop Land based on the ending scene and this on set photo: Click Here and more convincingly, 67 year old Sly looked about 1.5" taller than 70 year old De Niro by the time Grudge Match premiered: Click Here I have an easier time buying De Niro had lost 1 cm by Cop Land(though I don't know of any real evidence suggesting he had) than believing De Niro had lost close to, if not 2" by Grudge Match. As far as I can tell, De Niro probably started shrinking noticeably around his mid to late 50s, but more noticeably after 60 while Sly didn't seem to clearly lose much, if any height until his late 60s or mid 60s at the earliest and to this day only looks to have lost 1 cm to 2 cm max while De Niro has probably lost at least 4, maybe even 5 cm by this point. I'd guess he was at least 5'7.5" when Grudge Match came out with a chance he might have still measured 172 cm, but nowadays, I'm not sure when the last time he looked over 171 cm and he's probably getting close to the point where he's not much over, if anything over 5'7", if he's not there already! Sly on the other hand still looks 174 cm or at the very least a solid 5'8".
Keith 5'10 said on 29/Aug/19
Do you think that he was taller than Stallone at his peak?
Editor Rob
I'd say there was a chance of that, though I can see why many would estimate Stallone over 5ft 9 too.
184guy2 said on 24/Aug/19
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Editor Rob
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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Aug/19
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One of our greatest actors, Robert De Niro, celebrates his Birthday today. He turns 76. 😁 xxx

Peak height: 5ft9
Today: 5ft7.5.
khaled taban said on 13/Jul/19
He never was 5'9" peak, probably 5'8.5"
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 11/Jul/19
Peak height during his younger years when he shaved his head. 5ft 8 half range.
As of 2019, 5ft 7 range like Tom Cruise... He isn't even taller than Zac Efron at least in 2016 during filming....
One of elderly actor, I would love to meet and take selfie like you did with many celebs in the past...
Jimbo hopper said on 27/May/19
Not over 5-8 peak. Now 5-7
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/May/19
I saw Robert last night in 'Taxi Driver', and apart from looking incredibly young (he was 32 I think), he didn't look very tall in comparison to the many guys walking about on the busy streets. I enjoyed it more this time round than I did as a youngster, because I could understand why he was hailed a hero.

Robert is one of those many men who became more attractive with age.

Even though he was playing Lucifer in the film 'Angel Heart', from 1987, I think he looked ridiculously attractive! It wasn't the long fingernails at the end (yuck - creepy!), I put it down to my liking for long-haired fellas, and that dates right back to my teens! 😁

Peak - 5ft9
Now - 5ft7.5
Meltdown said on 7/May/19
Remember he's 75 now, not 65.

Peak height: 5ft 91/2.
Current height: 5ft 7 1/2
RichardSpain said on 29/Apr/19
176cm in peak
173cm nowadays
I used to be 5'7 said on 21/Apr/19
He looks like victor sullivan from the uncharted game series in this pic.
179cm guy said on 6/Apr/19
Peak: 174cm Now: 170cm
To me, De Niro's never looked like the full 5'9. I think that for his peak height the 5'8.5-.75 range suits him. Nowadays I think that he still looks like a decent 5'7, however, he'll probably be heading towards 169cm within the next couple of years as he approaches eighty.
billionaireslayer said on 19/Mar/19
5'8 is spot on a little taller than Nicholson, currently around 5'7 or strong 5'6ish flat at 75yrs of age
Erik907 said on 24/Feb/19
Judging by those pictures I guess De Niro actually was 5'9 in this prime.
Leo9004 said on 13/Feb/19
Sean Penn and De Niro in 1984.
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MurMiles said on 2/Feb/19
Never, ever, was he 5-9 barefoot. Only in scenes in which he's barefoot should you judge his height. Wears height-enhancing footwear in every film and public appearance. Always has.
Leov said on 9/Jan/19
De Niro is must be somewhere between 5 ft 6 and 5 ft 7.
Jack Spillane said on 15/Dec/18
DeNiro is trying to pass himself off as 5'10". Apparently, he wishes he was tall so he would have a better chance with Trump.
Spencer said on 13/Dec/18
There is just too much evidence from Woods only looking tops 2 inches taller in Once Upon a Time in America and Woods was 5'11" when he was younger, to him looking taller than Moriarty and having 6 inches on Pesci to think he wasn't at least 5'9" when he was young. He clearly has shrunk a lot.
A M said on 10/Dec/18
Anne Heche is 5’5”. She costarred with Robert DeNiro in Wag the Dog. Both wearing flat shoes, Heche actually appears taller than DeNiro. Check online for yourself.

Then we have Cathy Moriarty. Except for one website giving Moriarty height as 5’6”, all other websites claim that she is 5’9” which is ridicules. Interestingly, and just a coincidence of course , the website that stated Moriarty height as 5’6” has been taken down. All the websites giving Cathy Moriarty height as 5’9” also state her rise to stardom is due to her role in Raging Bull. By making Moriaty taller than she actually is, would confirm that DeNiro is taller than he really is....that’s show biz. There is no way Moriarty is 5’9” and here’s why.

Cathy Moriarty co-starred with Peter Firth in the film, Burndown. Peter Firth is 5’9” and Cathy Moriarty, wearing heels, (probably 3” heels) is the same height as Firth. So how can Moriarty be 5’9”? She is not, it is just baloney to propagate that little DeNiro is much taller than he really is. He is a little man. I know, I spoke with him, eye to eye, and I was 5’2” wearing 2 ½” heels, and he was a small man...I mean small. He was wearing a camel colored leather jacket that was obviously custom made as the jacket was petite, short, in proportion to his short frame. It was at a party given by Warren Beatty for his film, Reds. DeNiro was talking to two other men, both extremely short men. As a petite young woman myself, I had never dated a man as small as DeNiro. I just don’t get how he has been chosen to star in big films...what a joke...It is all ILLUSION. I can only surmise that Martin Scorses, who is a very short man himself, is probably comfortably around the short DeNiro. Someone at least 5’11” should have played Jake LaMotta, but maybe Scorses, at 5’3”,would not be comfortably looking up to a man of 5’11”.

In the bedroom scene of Raging Bull, DeNiro and Moriarty are both barefoot, and are the same height. Again in the bathing suit scene, they both are barefoot and appear to be the same height.

It is absolutely baloney that Cathy Moriarty is 5’9”; in heels that would make her six foot. One bed scene in Raging Bull, DeNiro is wearing stacked heel shoes,...and most likely inside lifts as well.

Not to forget Anne Heche is 5’5” and she and DeNiro appear to be the same height in the film, Wag the Dog, both are wearing flat shoes. So which is it, is DeNiro 5’5” or 5’6” without his lifts and high heels? DeNiro at 5’7” is pushing it big is a joke. Maybe he is with his lifts. Look for yourself and keep your eyes open, the
camera deliberately creates illusion, but if you are sharp you won’t be fooled. It is stated in DeNiro’s bio that he is 5’10”. Who can believe such absolute nonsense?
Rising - 174 cm said on 21/Oct/18
@Junior: I tend to agree, except that means Harvey Keitel was not even 171 peak and more like 5'7" flat because De Niro had a minimum 1.5" on him in Mean Streets without any footwear advantage as far as I could tell and I have doubts De Niro was already wearing lifts. Funny enough, his character claimed 5'11" in Bang the Drum Slowly, though I'd say he pulled off at least 5'9" with Michael Moriarity in that film as well keeping in my the camera may have minimized the difference.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 19/Oct/18
Really more like 174cm peak and 171cm now. I never see De Niro quite a 5'9 guy.
Rising - 174 cm said on 19/Sep/18
As far as how tall he is when he's not borrowing Kane Hodder's shoes, he's still not under 5'7", but not much taller either. Here's some good video from 2016 of De Niro and Roberto Duran, whom Rob met and estimated 5'6.5" these days: Click Here There's a minute there or a bit more to compare. Photos can be more problematic as neither consistently stands straight. Shutterstock has a few good pics of the premiere, but I'll just post De Niro earlier with 5'8" Usher: Click Here I think Usher would have at least 1 cm on De Niro even if he weren't closer to the camera. Rob's listing isn't impossible depending on how much De Niro would correct his posture for a measurement, but I'd guess more 170-171.
Rising - 174 cm said on 7/Sep/18
Yeah, those remind me of when Humphrey Bogart had the blocks taped to shoes. Here's De Niro talking about the platforms: Click Here Interesting how he changes his mind about whether his character Frank Sheeran was actually "much taller" than he is. He winds up saying Sheeran was 5-6 inches taller so I guess De Niro would still claim at least 5'10".

At least De Niro has more traditional elevators for other scenes: Click Here Click Here Even though Pacino is on higher ground, I still wonder what the difference is between those two nowadays.

And thick elevator boots, but not the Frankenstein platforms: Click Here Click Here Click Here
Duhon said on 5/Sep/18
How tall would Deniro be while wearing these clunkers? Click Here Supposed to be playing someone 6'4" I believe.
Sacred said on 6/Aug/18
177 cm peak
Now 175 cm
Rising - 174 cm said on 28/Jul/18
175 is reasonable, but maximum rather than minimum. He wasn't any taller than Tony Curtis(listed 5'8.75" here), not much taller than 5'8" Sean Penn, about 3" shorter than 5'11.5" Ray Liotta and more than 3" shorter than 6'0" Nick Nolte. I think more of a 174-175 range guy rather than 175-176, especially since he often looks 169-170 range today making it likely he's only 170-171 cm at 74.
Man in Black said on 28/Jul/18
I just watched 'Midnight Run' again. De Niro holds his own against a 6ft Charles Grodin and despite a 2" difference (because I was looking for it) he doesn't look like a short guy at all, as some of the comments here would have you believe.
Mister lennon said on 10/Jul/18
Minimum 175 peak
Devil said on 8/Jul/18
5'8 or exactly 173cm tall De Niro. And c'est la vie.
A M said on 13/Jun/18
I met De Niro in the late 70’s. Would that be considered his β€œprime?” It was at a party given by Warren Beatty for his film Reds, and I attended because I had a friend in the film industry. When someone pointed out De Niro to me I was really surprised. I didn’t recognize him. In person he is a very small man. I am petite myself, so it is not that I am tall and looked down at him. No, when we had a few words, we looked eye to eye. His height, at the very most, was 5’ 7”, and that’s stretching it. I would go further and say he was 5’ 6”. He is really short. The first thought that came to my mind was, how the heck did this guy ever get the opportunity to star in major films, he is so small? De Niro was obviously wearing custom made clothes, a short leather jacket for his short body. Off the rack men’s regular clothes would dwarf / overpower him.

Warren Beatty was at the same party and he was over 6’ tall.

People’s true appearance cannot be judged by films or even photos. Films are about creating illusions. It is not difficult to make a small man appear tall, or taller. Use co-stars who are the same height as the star, while the β€˜star’ wears shoe lifts; built up heels as well as inside lifts that could easily add three to four inches. Custom made clothes in proportion to the body such as shorter jackets to make the legs appear longer thus give a taller appearance, wear extremely long pant legs to hid shoe heel or wear boots, etc. Camera angles are extremely important in creating all kinds of illusions.

Press releases / Public relations articles are basically fiction. I had more than one friend connected to the entertainment / film industry and the behind the scenes stories I have been told are nothing like what the public is told. It is all illusion, all fake.

Bottom line: In the 70’s De Niro was at the most, 5’ 7”, if that, and he was probably closer to 5’ 6”. Believe what you wish, I am a petite woman, 5’ 2”, and wearing heels, I looked at him eye to eye. He is short, no where near average height. Notice how long De Niro’s pant legs are. Why are they so long? To hide his heels.

Just as De Niro portrays himself as of Italian heritage, he portrays himself of average height. He is neither. There is nothing wrong or inferior about being of short stature, so why the false claims of 5’ 9” or 10” or 11”, which is not only ridiculous, it is just plain dishonest and I can’t stand lies....but as they say, that’s show biz. It is all illusion; nothing is as it seems. For people who are convinced De Niro is, or ever was, 5’ 8” or taller, I give all the credit to Hollywood’s use of trickery and illusion that so easily fools the eye. That's show biz.
A M said on 13/Jun/18
I met De Niro in the late 70’s. Would that be considered his β€œprime?” It was at a private party and I attended because I had a friend in the film industry. When someone pointed out De Niro to me I was really surprised. I would never have recognized him from his films. In person he is a small man. I am petite myself, so it is not that I am tall and looked down at him. No, we looked eye to eye when we had a few words. His height, at the most, was 5’ 7”, and I would go even further and say he was 5’ 6”. He is a very short man. The first thought that came to my mind was, how the heck did this guy ever get the opportunity to star in major films, he is so small? I could see him in support roles, but starring in films? I don’t get it. De Niro was obviously wearing custom made clothes, a short leather jacket for his short body. Off the rack men’s clothes would dwarf / overpower him.

Warren Beatty was at the same party and he was over 6’ tall.

People’s true appearance cannot be judged by films or even photos. Films are about creating illusions. It is not difficult to make a small man appear tall, or taller. Use co-stars who are the same height as the star, while the β€˜star’ wears shoe lifts; built up heels as well as inside lifts that could easily add three to four inches. Custom made clothes in proportion to the body such as shorter jackets will make the legs appear longer thus give a taller appearance, wearing extremely long pant legs to hid shoe heel, etc. Camera angles are extremely important to create all kinds of illusions.

Press releases / Public relations articles are basically fiction. I had more than one friend connected to the entertainment / film industry and the behind the scenes stories I have been told are nothing like what the public is told. It is all illusion, all fake.

Bottom line: In the 70’s De Niro was at the most, 5’ 7” and he was probably closer to 5’ 6”. Believe what you wish, I am a petite woman, 5’ 2”, and wearing heels, I looked at him eye to eye. He is short, absolutely no where near average height. Notice how long De Niro’s pant legs are. Why are they so long? To hide his heels. Just as De Niro portrays himself of Italian heritage, he portrays himself of average height. He is neither. There is nothing wrong or inferior about being of short stature, so why the false claims of 5’8", 9”, or 10”, or 11”, which is not only ridiculous, it is just plain dishonest and I can’t stand lies...but as they say, that’s show biz. It is all illusion; nothing is as it seems.
Mark Harrison said on 11/Jun/18
Did he ever wear lifts in films?
Editor Rob
Certainly in the Kill the Irishman he is doing it, but in past films? Maybe on occasion he did for a bit of extra height.
Taxi Driver 101 said on 5/Jun/18
Definitely a solid 5’9.25 back in the day. Had about an inch on Cybill Shepherd, who was just over 5’8. I do admit he’s lost quite a bit. Very weak 5’8 tops today.
max linder said on 30/May/18
EthanCouch said on 23/Apr/18
Definitely 5’7 even.
Sandy Born said on 15/Apr/18
Just saw him on SNL next to Ben Stiller. Definitely 5'7 1/2.
Smiles03 said on 30/Mar/18
5'8 and 5'9
Bradly said on 28/Feb/18
As late as today an in-person gossip columnist height figure on the set of his latest movie said he is "5 feet 10". May we all hold back the laughter.
EthanBlake said on 28/Feb/18
He's around 5'7 i'd say nowadays.
Smiles03 said on 10/Feb/18
Between 5'8 and 5'9
Manco said on 10/Feb/18
Peak 5/8 now 5/7
Rising - 174 cm said on 31/Jan/18
I agree with weaker 5'9". There are some scenes in We're No Angels where he doesn't even look taller than Sean Penn, though he does have him by a solid inch at other times. Not that tall with 5'4" Liza Minnelli in New York, New York either as she wore heels, but De Niro had good sized heels on his own shoes (perhaps his DiFabrizios?)

However, he's clearly closer to 5'7" than 5'8" nowadays. I think the 5'7.5" would have been accurate a few years back when he turned 70, but now he's definitely looking like taking another fraction off would be more accurate.
Editor Rob
I think he may still squeeze a measurement close to 7.5, but he can look a typical 5ft 7 guy in many photos.
Tall Sam said on 19/Jan/18
I think he was never more than a rather weak 5'9" and nowadays is really edging towards a flat 5'7". He at times holds pretty poor posture which makes him look even lower, other than the lifts he's sporting for The Irishman.
Smiles03 said on 18/Jan/18
He's like 5'8,5'9
Max said on 9/Jan/18
Thanks for reply
Max said on 8/Jan/18
Hi Rob, one general question, when you guest a height you are talking about very morning height, night height or a medium of both ? I hope this dont sound stupid sorry is just that im 172 cm in the morning and my spin really shrink, going to 168 cm in the night, i check more than 10 days and it is really like that, some people spine shrink too much like mine, hope i can get a answer, thanks
Editor Rob: that's a huge shrinkage...but then, not impossible. I'd say you could tell people you are 169cm range.
Mister lennon said on 8/Jan/18
5'9 peak
5'7 now.
Daryl dixon said on 7/Jan/18
He could had been 5'10 when he was young
Anonymous said on 5/Jan/18
He was 5.8 30 years ago,now he is 5.6
hambubger said on 4/Jan/18
Those boots are hilarious. Maybe Tom Cruise should have worn them to play Jack Reacher? A 5'7" guy playing 6'4" - you're going to need more than some comical shoes.

I can think of a couple of films where the height enhancing platform shoes were visible - Lo Pan in Big Trouble in Little China, and Non in Superman II.
179cm said on 30/Dec/17
I was watching "The Intern" just recently and noticed that De Niro doesn't really seem shorter than average. I think he tends to play characters who are very confident and that makes him seem taller.
Richard said on 25/Dec/17
De Niro is 5'7" now.
PJuggle said on 22/Dec/17
When I worked on "Meet the Parents" I estimated Robert DeNiro to be about 5'8", as I am 6'3" and his forehead was at my shoulders.

There is nothing wrong with this height as he is one of America's absolute greatest of all time. If anyone can pull off being a 6'4" Irishman, it is the chameleon genius of Robert DeNiro.
Anonymous said on 21/Dec/17
Rob, how big are these platform shoes? Make him 4 inches taller? Click Here
Editor Rob: not quite that much, over 3 inches though.

If sold as elevator shoes they'd be called 3.75 inch models.
6'Ben said on 21/Dec/17
I wonder if he has ever worn lifts ;)

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Editor Rob: that's the kind of shoes you'd wear if you are playing Frankenstein's Monster...although I understand Scorsese wanting DeNiro to look taller in his film, because he's playing Frank Sheeran who was a tall man.
Warren said on 19/Dec/17
This seems correct especially with Zac Efron
Mister lennon said on 13/Dec/17
Weak 5'9 or string 5'8 peak. But i see more a weak 5'9.
James said on 11/Dec/17
De Niro was 5'8" at his peak. He's 5'7" today.
Daryl dixon said on 5/Dec/17
He's like 5'9, 5'10
Canson said on 26/Nov/17
@Rising: he could’ve been strong 5’8 guy like 5’9 out of bed 5’8.25 at night. One thing Is if one is comparing a solid 5’8 and 5’8.25 they won’t look much diff but if it’s 5’8.5 and .25 they won’t either. Another thing I’ve realized is a strong 5’8 is gonna be perceived as 5’9 or 5’8.5 to others just due to rounding and inflation etc
Rising - 174 cm said on 19/Nov/17
@Canson: I can't see him as short as 5'8" flat in his prime as he looked too tall next to Harvey Keitel and too close to Jack Nicholson's height, though I'd say he was already a weak 5'8" or 5'7.75" guy by around age 65. 5'8.5" is certainly possible in his prime, though. He already clearly wasn't over that when he did Showtime with solid 5'9" Eddie Murphy and looked more 5'8" than 5'9" with Murphy, imo.
Canson said on 6/Nov/17
@Rising: I see 5’8” peak as a really good possibility too
Sonny Black said on 2/Nov/17
Probably a tall 5’8 at peak, shade under 5’9, say 5’8.75.
sANtof said on 18/Oct/17
How could he lose so much ??
JB said on 9/Oct/17
I agree with others on here that he is not over 5'7" now. The evidence is too strong. I've mentioned before he could look shorter than 5'7" Anne Hathaway at times. And significantly shorter than Zac Efron. I think it's only a matter of time before he gets a slight downgrade.
Rising - 174 cm said on 6/Oct/17
Danimal said on 3/Oct/17
He can honestly pass for 5'6"-5'6.5" today. His posture is severely compromised these days at 74 years old. He for sure is not over a flat 5'7" today.

I at least agree he can look 5'6.5" at times with his bad posture, such as 2 years ago with Christoph Waltz who admitted he is 170 cm: Click Here Click Here
Certainly, a 71 year old De Niro was looking at least an inch shorter than 5'8" max Zac Efron: Click Here Though Efron may have had lifts.
Here is a 69 year old De Niro 2 years earlier looking 3" taller than Kevin Connolly, who is listed 5'5" here: Click Here

Even if Connolly is a half inch shorter than listed or De Niro is favored slightly, it looks to me like De Niro lost more height and became more hunched in just those 2 short years. I wouldn't guess him less than 5'7.5" at 69-70 in 2013, but he pretty consistently looks shorter than that the past couple of years. I can't rule out a flat 5'7" these days, but I'm not willing to say he's below that yet since he doesn't seem to stand at his full height. Looked about 5'7" or so with Obama within the last year, imo. What's really amazing is Burt Reynolds isn't much taller than De Niro this year: Click Here And that's with 2" heeled boots, which knowing Burt, probably have a lift inside. He was looking shorter than De Niro when he hunched more. Just compare that to how the two would have looked in their prime.
Barberboy said on 4/Oct/17
I'd say 5'8 peak
Danimal said on 3/Oct/17
Rising - 174 cm said on 29/Sep/17
He was never taller than 5'9" flat and very possibly under. I could believe 5'7.5" a few years back when he turned 70, but he's looking much more 5'7"-5'7.25" to me nowadays.

He can honestly pass for 5'6"-5'6.5" today. His posture is severely compromised these days at 74 years old. He for sure is not over a flat 5'7" today.
Jjak said on 2/Oct/17
Low average to short whole career
Rising - 174 cm said on 29/Sep/17
He was never taller than 5'9" flat and very possibly under. I could believe 5'7.5" a few years back when he turned 70, but he's looking much more 5'7"-5'7.25" to me nowadays.
Spencer said on 27/Sep/17
5'9.25" peak.
5'7.5" currently.
Rising - 174 cm said on 30/Aug/17
I did forget to say that while De Niro and Nicholson seemed similar in height, I don't remember a scene as good to compare exact height as De Niro with Andrews or even De Niro with Curtis.
Rising - 174 cm said on 12/Aug/17
I would agree weak 5'9" is more likely than a strong 5'8". I've never said any less than 5'8.5" peak for De Niro and if Keitel was around 5'7.5", I'd agree De Niro looked a full 5'9" in Mean Streets.
MaskDeMasque said on 10/Aug/17
In Mean Streets, he looks every bit of 5'9.
Mister lennon said on 9/Aug/17
Yes. But in the same film, he looked the same heigth than legit 5'9 jack nicholson. So, i think that a weak 5'9 is more possible than a strong 5'8.
Rising - 174 cm said on 7/Aug/17
Possibly. Maybe he was 5'8.75" like Rob lists Tony Curtis because the two of them could look very close in the Last Tycoon, but Curtis was slouching at times. But in that same film there are wide shots of De Niro and Dana Andrews who is listed 5'10" here, yet Andrews in his late 60s had at least an inch on De Niro. 5'8.5" is as possible as 5'9", imo. I can't see 176 for De Niro regardless.
Mister lennon said on 7/Aug/17
Peak deniro looked every bit of a 5'9 guy. Maybe a weak one, but 5'9.
Rising - 174 cm said on 5/Aug/17
Looking 5'9" in a movie doesn't make someone 5'9". A 5'8.5" man will also tower over Pesci who is no more than 5'3". As for Moriarty, I couldn't find a page here for her so who knows how tall she is? Besides, it's standard practice to ensure a leading man is taller than his leading lady and in this can be accomplished in a number of ways. If De Niro was at least 5'9" then why does he look shorter here in his early 40s than Tony Curtis in his early 60s? Click Here Rob lists Curtis at 5'8.75" peak, which sounds about right. 5'9" is definitely the most De Niro could have been. He may have looked 176 cm at times, likely due to lifts or his build, but that would mean he's lost a full 2 inches since he's not looking more than 171 cm or so these days. Ray Liotta had a good 3" on him in Goodfellas and Rob lists Liotta at 5'11.5".
Spencer said on 4/Aug/17
If he wasn't 5'9 how come he towers over Pesci in Raging Bull and looks an inch taller than Cathy Moriarty? He's lost quite a bit of height. He def looked 5'9 5'9.25 in the 70s.
Rising - 174 cm said on 1/Aug/17
@Canson: I agree with you, nowhere near 5'10", I was just saying that's what he was listed at in the 90s and earlier so that's what I thought he'd claim. Personally, I think it's fairly doubtful he was even a full 5'9". An aged Tony Curtis looked taller than De Niro in the late 80s. Sharon Stone admitted she was only 5'8.5", but claimed 5'9" when she "felt tall." Rob lists her at 5'8" flat. She was a bit shorter than Sly Stallone, but not a lot shorter and if you see her off screen with Michael Douglas, she was barely shorter than him, even though they gave him huge elevator boots for Basic Instinct that made him several inches taller. De Niro was also pretty similar to 5'8" Cybil Shepherd in Taxi Driver.

I'd say 174 cm peak and 171 current are likely for De Niro.
Mike said on 1/Aug/17
Been coming to this site for years. I think De Niro's height is the most disputed on this site.
Montana said on 1/Aug/17
@Rob: Oh I see. Yeah he might be slouching

It's just that he is listed at 5'7 while my dad claims him to be really tall, when he barely looks taller than 5'7 or 5'8 de Niro. lol
Montana said on 1/Aug/17
Rob: always possible the taller guy dropped a lot more height than is evident in the photo.

But that guy is like 41 and he is in pretty good shape. So do you think he is above 5'10 or taller?
Editor Rob: I mean, he dropped height in terms of slouching or bending his knees...but I don't know the guy, so it's just one possible explanation.
Montana said on 31/Jul/17
Hey @Rob, could you please look at this pic and tell me what the guy's height next to De Niro might be? I am confused because he is listed at 5'7 but people from my family know him and say he is tall

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Montana said on 29/Jul/17


Rob could you do me a favour and set your oppinion on this pic? It's De Niro with an italian/albanian star dancer. What height would you think this guy's height is next to De Niro's? I am asking because he is listed at 5'7 but my dad knows this guy and he says he is over 6ft tall while he looks similar to De Niro's height

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Editor Rob: always possible the taller guy dropped a lot more height than is evident in the photo.
Canson said on 28/Jul/17
@Sandy Cowell: πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘
Canson said on 28/Jul/17
@Rising; I never got a 5'10 impression with him. But in Casino he looks shorter than Stone at times and the same at others. She's listed 5'9" but could be less. Deniro never struck me as being that tall imho.
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Jul/17
@ Canson - I take it then that I deciphered correctly? πŸ˜‹
Re: LMFAO. Thank you! πŸ‘
RichardSpain said on 27/Jul/17
He seemed tall in movies like "Taxi Driver" but he was between 175-176 cm young.

171-172 cm nowadays.

De Niro had good look because he always was thin great advantage.

so if you have a normal height but you want to be a tall man is important be thin.
Rising - 174 cm said on 26/Jul/17
I wouldn't say for sure or never. I think it's an open question whether he was only 5'8.5" or the full 5'9". No doubt he could look 5'9" at times, but some of those times could have been the occasions he wore lifts. Seeing De Niro now looking closer to 5'7" than 5'8" has made me think he may have peaked at just 5'8.5". I think 171 cm is probable if he stands straight, but his posture can make him look weak 5'7" range. I believe he was 5'7.5" when he turned 70, but I think it's pushing it now at 73.
Spencer said on 26/Jul/17
He was for sure 5'9" in the 70s . He had at least 6 inches on Pesci in Raging Bull . Nowadays a strong 5'7.
John Davis said on 21/Jul/17
He was never 5ft 9
Rising - 174 cm said on 18/Jul/17
@Canson: I think De Niro probably claimed 5'10", at least that's what he usually was listed and described at pre-internet. He was obviously never anywhere that tall and maybe not even 5'9". Wouldn't surprise me if De Niro was the type where his height never really came up in an interview. He usually didn't get into personal details too much or even go on too many talk shows relative to other stars of his stature. He did apparently wear lifts, though:

"The shoe guru built up other stars. (Hidden lifts are inside the footwear, which appear to have a normal heel.) The artificially boosted include Robert De Niro (who also "has a problem with the heel"), Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito and Dolly Parton ("I make her 21/2 inches taller. I also made her 400 pairs of shoes")."

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I'm not sure De Niro was ever the type to wear elevator shoes outside of movies, but as a relatively short leading man, it makes sense. I mean, would anybody really be surprised to find out he had a little extra lift inside his Taxi Driver boots? Click Here I did wonder in the past if he wore lifts for some of his 90s films like Heat and Casino, but I'd actually think it may have been something more likely in the 70s when his star was still on the rise. These days, he could be as short as 5'7" flat and I'm pretty certain he's now closer to 5'7" than 5'8".
Canson said on 15/Jul/17
Hi Sandy lol! I could spell all the words but Rob would likely end up putting in asterisksπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š
Editor Rob: you can still swear in comments but it just gets *** automatically.
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Jul/17
@ Canson - Hi again! Now I would be very grateful if you could help me as regards the 'LMFAO' acronym! 😎
Firstly, am I correct in assuming that 'L' stands for 'Laugh'? Good! I thought so!
Is the 'M' short for 'my'? Excellent!
Does the 'F', or should I say, "Hey that's the actual 'F' word itself, correct? Good!"
The 'A' can be spelt two different ways, depending on which side of the Atlantic you reside, yes? I thought as much!
Then finally, the 'O' is short for 'off'!

I feel so much better now, - if I am correct, that is, or I won't allow myself a hot chocolate drink tonight, and then I'll go to bed in tears! 😭

Cheers! Enjoy your weekend Canson! 😁
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Jul/17
@ Canson - Hi! How are you? It's always good to hear from you!
'Casino' and 'Jackie Brown' - first rate movies and now on my must see soon list! πŸ‘Œ
Enjoy your weekend Canson, mate! πŸ‘
Canson said on 13/Jul/17
@Shredder: LMFAO!!!
Canson said on 13/Jul/17
@Sandy: hmm. I can see a 5'9" claim that could mean him being that in shoes which I see peak if he were 5'8" or him being a morning 5'9 (out of bed) and 5'8.25 at night and having an early appointment. I doubt he was ever more than 5'8" barefoot maybe a hair under
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jul/17
'Tis true, 'tis true! I was getting a bit carried away there, wasn't I!
But my point was that though height contributes enormously to an actor's ability pulling off menacing parts with the greatest aplomb, it isn't always vital!
Robert de Nero is such a brilliant actor that I used to think he was above average height - I'd say 5ft11 in his early days.
Having said that, I wouldn't have wanted to mess with the little fair-haired darlings in 'The Village of the Damned'! 😨
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Jul/17
Robert de Nero is one of my all-time favourites and it doesn't matter a jot how tall he was at his peak or how tall he is now. He can scare the pants off me regardless! Look back to 'Cape Fear' and the 'Godfather II'. Neato!
I give him 5ft9, peak, and 5ft7 now!
Editor Rob: steady on Sandy, if nobody cared about height I'd be out of a job πŸ˜…

but it is true - even though this site is documenting and allowing discussion about famous people's stature, height isn't a competition. People come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and so do famous people...

and height can throw up some surprises, I remember a few years ago Arnie was in a state of shock when he shook Tom's hand...the realisation if he lives another 20 years he'll be Tom Cruise height range, when he once was a man who was comfortably taller than a 6ft President
RisingForce said on 12/Jul/17
De Niro may be 171 cm tops now and a flat 5'7" wouldn't surprise me, but his posture makes it difficult to tell. I'd buy the full 5'7.5" when De Niro was 70, but now at 73, he may have lost a bit more as he was already struggling with 5'8" and likely more 172 by his early to mid 60s. I do believe he was at least 5'8.5" peak maybe 5'9". But Rob used to mention at the top of this page that there were rumors De Niro had worn lifts and I do recall his name came up among DiFabrizio clients, though I don't remember if it was actually ever said he purchased elevators from DiFabrizio or just custom shoes.

@Shredder: Yeah, I mean no offense to Danimal, but I really don't his fixation on that one survey of 2000 people from 40 years ago or conflation of average with rule.
Canson said on 12/Jul/17
lol the funniest part is I never said anything about his current height I had that as his peak (max 5'8, or 5'7 and change). This guy was never 5'9" imho. I can see him with Samuel L Jackson in jackie Brown and he was nowhere near and that was in the 90s as well as Casino he looked short even with Sharon Stone
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 12/Jul/17

Quit embarassing yourself.
Shredder said on 11/Jul/17
Next issue of " The Danimal Digest " ... The average man is 5 ft 9 , so every man in America and the UK has to be 5 ft 9 , until tell hit 70 , than they all will be 5'7 1/8 as they lose close to 2 inches at that age.
Canson said on 11/Jul/17
So Danimal I said 5'7" and change and you're arguing with me over less than an inch when you said "a little over 5'8"? SMH!!
Canson said on 11/Jul/17
@Danimal: you're one to talk upgrading Tim Robbins and saying he's 6'6 or 6'7??? Lol yet you always get on Rampage about upgrading people.
Danimal said on 11/Jul/17
He was a little over 5'8" barefoot during his peak and is a little under 5'6.5" today at almost 74 years old imo.
Danimal said on 11/Jul/17
Canson said on 8/Mar/17
This guy was never 5'9". He looked only a few inches taller than Joe P did in casino. I'd say his list of 5'7 and change is accurate maybe a solid 5'8 tops

You really enjoy dropping everyone's height, don't you? His list of 5'7" and change is for his PRESENT height, not his peak.
Danimal said on 11/Jul/17
He's lost close to 2" in height since his prime.
Josh said on 9/Jul/17
Spencer said on 8/Jul/17
He looks 5'10 ish in Raging Bull and Godfaher II . I think he's lost 2 inches or close to that . 5'9.25 peak and 5'7.5 now .
even said on 8/Jul/17
peak was 5'8"
now hes 5'7"
Daryl Dixon said on 2/Jul/17
He's 5'10
Keith Bernard Hargreaves said on 29/Jun/17
I worked as a "Cater Waiter" for Daniel Boulud's restaurant Daniel. I served at Martin Scorcese's grandchild's christening at his Upper East side townhouse near Bloomingdales in N.Y.C. I did serve Mr Deniro some wine & hors'doevres & he spoke to me about things. He was exactly my height, which is 172 cm/5'7 and a half
RichardSpain said on 29/Jun/17
Today seems 171 cm I agree with this website. But when he was young a good 176/177cm barefoot is very possible too.
Snart said on 11/Jun/17
1.73 is possible for him when he was younger. No more than that.
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Willes188 said on 27/May/17
The Godfather cast is known for their short stature, very short cast
Moe said on 23/May/17
Looks about an inch shorter than Zac Efron in Dirty Grandpa.
RisingForce said on 12/May/17
De Niro was still taller than 5'6" Bridget Fonda, who had big 3"+ wedge sandals in this scene in Jackie Brown: Click Here But looked more 5'8" range with 5'5"-5'5.5" Dustin Hoffman the year that film was released in 1997 at age 54: Click Here Click Here
RisingForce said on 10/May/17
5'9" peak is possible since he could look it if Keitel was 5'7.5" and I thought he could look at least that tall(albeit in boots) with Charles Grodin in Midnight Run. But I'm not completely sure. Certainly, De Niro looks 5'7.5" max these days, possibly only 171 cm and was already looking more 5'8"-5'8.5" range by his late 50s/early 60s as 176 cm Eddie Murphy was clearly taller in Showtime(2002), 5'8" Mark Wahlberg looked similar at Tribeca in 2003 and 5'9" Philip Seymour Hoffman was clearly taller in 1999, but Michael Douglas has followed the same path as he also looks down to about 5'7.5" today and was no more than 5'8.5" by his late 50s/early 60s and I'm pretty sure he was 5'9" peak, so not impossible, but looking at earlier pics, I'm not ruling out 5'8.5" peak either. Unfortunately, there aren't many good full pics of De Niro, pre-1995.
Looks closer to 5'8" here with 6 foot Nick Nolte and other pics from the premiere: Click Here
Tony Curtis is given a peak of 5'8.75" here and an aged Curtis could still look taller than De Niro: Click Here
Strangely, De Niro looked shorter in the entire series of photos from this premiere with 5'8" Sean Penn: Click Here
Doesn't look any taller here than Rob did with 5'10" range Tom Sizemore: Click Here
Not much taller than 5'5.5"-5'6" Al Pacino in these pics: Click Here Click Here
Dwarfed by 6'2.5" Ted Danson: Click Here
I remember Frank2 mentioning The Last Tycoon to support his argument that De Niro was never taller than 5'8" peak. That's one of the few 70s De Niro movies I haven't seen, so can anyone confirm how tall he looked in it? As of now for his peak height, I think 5'8.5" minimum and 5'9" max. How long did De Niro's peak height last? Through Casino and Heat in 1995? Cop Land and Jackie Brown in 1997?
Spencer said on 7/May/17
5'9.25 peak
Sam said on 1/May/17
You know everybody has shrunken in this Godfather reunion when De Niro stands out as perhaps the tallest one.
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Coppola who was once at least a couple inches taller than De Niro looks about the same height, which means I believe he's lost at least 3 inches.
mister_lennon said on 21/Apr/17
He was 5'9 peak. Not less.
Thomas Veil said on 20/Apr/17
No way he was ever close to 5'9. Maybe close to 5'8 straight out of bed and 5'7 the rest of the day.
RichardSpain said on 5/Apr/17
He looked at the movies 177cm , but I think 175cm is his right height when he was young.

175 cm in peak.
Around 172cm today.

Excellent actor De Niro.
Sonnecker said on 27/Mar/17
4 cm of height loss are many, although he mistreated a little his body.
Maybe 3 cm.... He doesn't have a good posture, so I don't believe he's less thank 171 cm. Peak? A weak 175 cm in my opinion.
Canson said on 8/Mar/17
This guy was never 5'9". He looked only a few inches taller than Joe P did in casino. I'd say his list of 5'7 and change is accurate maybe a solid 5'8 tops
RisingForce said on 1/Mar/17
I don't think 5'8" Cybill Shepherd's heels in Taxi Driver were that much bigger than De Niro's cowboy boots and they generally looked similar in height. I even remember her looking taller in one wide shot, although it was outside, so pavement could make a difference.
Willes189 said on 17/Feb/17
Old age does terrible things, nowadays he's grumpy, angry and upset at everything
RisingForce said on 15/Feb/17
Seems equally possible to me he was never taller than say 5'8.5", especially seeing him drop so noticeably into the 5'7" range.
O.J. said on 12/Feb/17
I met him while bartending and he's 5'7 flat. Keep in mind that he had extremely poor posture so he might be a half inch taller if upright.
Sam said on 26/Jan/17
Isn't he a head taller than Ben Stiller. If he really is that short, that would make Stiller about 5'4/5.5 ... dam Hollywood is short!
berta said on 10/Jan/17
peak he could looks 175-176 and now with zac ewfrom he was about 4 cm sghoter but with bad posture. so maybe 170 now
mister_lennon said on 2/Jan/17
Andre89 said on 2/Jan/17
Hey Rob, do you think this is a normal shrinkage for a 73 years old man?
Editor Rob: Andre, probably a bit more than the average for his 5ft 9ish peak range.
Pierric said on 1/Jan/17
Rob how estimate him in "Casino", 1995 ? (52 years old). 174 ?
Editor Rob: Pierric, I watched it not that long ago and he could look over 5 inches taller than Pesci, who I believe is a guy that is far more likely to wear thick heels, so comfortably in 5ft 8-9 zone.
MJKoP said on 31/Dec/16
DJT said on 20/Dec/16
5'5". Little Bob was a promising actor before he wrecked himself. Hasn't been relevant since the 70s.

You wrecked yourself with that comment. And you will NEVER be relevant. I guess Pacino was never over 5'2", right?
Sandy Cowell said on 23/Dec/16
I have 18 of Robert's films from varying decades, so I don't agree with DJT that he hasn't been relevant since the 70's!
How about 'Cape Fear', 'Sleepers', 'Casino' and 'Heat'? They weren't from the 70's and they're all terrific!
I believe Robert has his own restaurant to keep himself occupied while he isn't acting!
To me, he is one of the best - on par with his friend Al Pacino.
DJT said on 20/Dec/16
5'5". Little Bob was a promising actor before he wrecked himself. Hasn't been relevant since the 70s.
Spencer said on 31/Oct/16
He looked a weak 5'10 in Godfather II. My guess is 176 cm peak.
j.t. said on 29/Oct/16
171.5-172CM now
174.5-175 - peak
Travis said on 15/Oct/16
He's 5'6" the last time I saw him about 10 years ago. He is 73 so like most men has lost 1-2 ". Max young height was like 5'7.5"
S.J.H said on 14/Oct/16
I didn't notice he lost so much of height. I thought he was at least 5'8 now?
Danimal said on 12/Oct/16
Danimal said on 18/Sep/16
Recent pics with 5'8" Zac Efron. De Niro's upper body is curved and compressed today. Rob, Deniro is nowhere near 5'7.5" at the moment. Pics don't lie:
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Editor Rob: he may still manage to stretch up, I'm sure in person he could look 169-70cm to people, but it might be a different matter if he was under the old stadiometer.

Rob, only providing you with the recent pics. I'm sorry, but he's looking to be 5'6.5" at best today.
Danimal said on 12/Oct/16
You can see De Niro's height loss in this recent video. He's 73 and appears to be quite hunched over in the upper back/neck (starting at 2:54): Click Here
Danimal said on 18/Sep/16
Recent pics with 5'8" Zac Efron. De Niro's upper body is curved and compressed today. Rob, Deniro is nowhere near 5'7.5" at the moment. Pics don't lie:
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Editor Rob: he may still manage to stretch up, I'm sure in person he could look 169-70cm to people, but it might be a different matter if he was under the old stadiometer.
Danimal said on 18/Sep/16
Morris said on 17/Aug/16
165-170Cm max

More like 168-171cm today
Danimal said on 18/Sep/16
Huge fan of Deniro, but he's looking in the 5'6.5"-5'7" range today at 73 years old.
Dmeyer said on 12/Sep/16
I met deniro 9 years back hΓ© was nothing under 5 ft 7,75 so 5 ft 6 is non-sens
Morris said on 17/Aug/16
165-170Cm max
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Aug/16
Could pass for 5ft10 in his youth.
Chancey said on 6/Aug/16
I am 73 years old. The lost height estimated by some of these statements is ridiculous. De Niro was never 5 feet 8 inches to start with. His height was probably no more than 5ft. 6in. max. and he may have lost 1/2 inch to be that height now. I was 5ft. 9 inches when I was 25 and I am 5ft. 8 1/2 inches now...To lose 2-3 inches in height you are much older than 70 something......Kirk Douglas was listed as 5ft. 9inches in his prime. He is 100 years old now and stands about 5ft. 6 inches so De Niro never was in taller than 5feet 6 1/2 I would say..........
Aned said on 1/Aug/16
De Niro loss 4 cm.
Al pacino loss 2 cm.
Everybody loss different cm.
Why differance?
What is the reason?
Jings Chen said on 17/Jul/16
According to the picture you posting on your net on which Al Pasino is standing shoulder by shoulder with Robert; they got a merely 2 cm difference and I suppose they both wore normal shoes without lifters, if Al is 166 cm, then Robert De niro should not over 170 cm; may be i am wrong...
berta said on 27/Jun/16
the strange thing is that zac efron looked taller than Stallone did against deniro. But cant se Stallone shorter than efron. I Think deniro is only 170 now if efron is 173
Sammy Derrick said on 26/Jun/16
BIRTH DATE: 08-17-1944
EXAM DATE: 06-15-1960
HEIGHT: 5'10
POST: 4 49
FEE: 8 00
These are the statistics according to the movie Dirty Grandpa in his character's driving license.His license shows up twice in the movie for about 3 seconds.5'10 is impossible.Zac Efron 5'8 is clearly taller than him in most scenes.
TJE said on 11/Jun/16
Looks like Al Pacino will need a half inch downgrade too
Dmeyer said on 9/Jun/16
If he is 5 ft 7,5 then sly could bΓ© 5ft 8,25-8,5 173-4cm if deniro was 5'7,5-7,75 3-4 years back
Brendan said on 5/Jun/16
Rob please add The King Of Comedy to movies.
A great and fascinating movie.
JB said on 29/May/16
I honestly believe he was a strong 5'9" at least at his peak. You could just tell he was an average height in his older movies. But today he is even struggling with 5'7". If you see him with Anne Hathaway(both in flat shoes) who is supposed to be around 5'7" she appears taller. Is it possible that De Niro has lost more than 2 inches of height? Or is Hathaway taller than we think?
Peyman said on 25/May/16
Hi Rob,
how tall do think Cathy Moriarty is?
5ft 8in?
Arch Stanton said on 23/May/16
I think Efron was wearing a bit of a lift in Dirty Grandpa which was why he looked 2 inches taller at times 5'8.5.
5'8.5 said on 22/May/16
I think this listing is fair. He does look 5'7.5". However, if he is 5'7.5", then that leads me to believe that Zac Efron is at least 5'9.5". I've seen the two together multiple times (even in similar footwear) and Zac looked like 2 inches taller.
Annette said on 21/May/16
Sometime in the 70s I attended a party with a friend who was connected to the film industry. It was held in a NY Hotel. Robert De Niro was talking with two other men. All three men were short and extremely well dress, casually dressed, but perfectly fitted clothes. De Niro was wearing, if I remember correctly, a leather jacket, and I noticed it because it seemed to have been custom made, as it fit him perfectly for a short man. A normal sized jacket would have been too long on him. I talked to De Niro for a moment and looked him eye to eye. I am 5' 2" and was wearing high heels, the most they could have been were three inch high heels, (which I doubt they were actually that high.) De Niro was not much taller than me...I would say only by an inch. He is a very short man. In fact, I have never dated a man as short as De Niro. Movies create illusions, using many tricks to make male stars appear taller than they are, including their co-stars wearing flat shoes. Believe me, Robert De Niro is much shorter than the average man. I think it is a joke that it's claimed De Niro is of average way at all.
charlie said on 19/May/16
Devin in Taxi Driver he wore these monster size cowboy boots throughout the movie. at the end of the movie he is standing beside 5 ft 7 Harvey Keitel and they looked the exact same height and Harvey was wearing big heeled boots too. Robert De Niro was without footwear 5 ft 6.5 inches in the 1970's.Today Robert De Niro is more likely to be 5 ft 5 inches.and that goes for Harvey too. While these 2 guys are making movies no one will ever see their true height as who they are because most Short Celebrities wear shoe lifts and shoe lifts can give a person up to 5 inches in height. Robert's 5 ft 10 listing everywhere is laughable. Everyone in this blog says Robert De Niro looks 5 ft 7. So if the man looks 5 ft 7 wouldn't that mean he is 5 ft 6 without shoes? I myself live in Canada and i stand 5 ft 9.5 inches. I look in the mirror and in flat feet i look like a giant. When i go out i tower over 98% of males and all i wear are plain running shoes. People calling Tom Cruise a short 5 ft 7 if they only knew Tom was actually 5 ft 4 inches flat feet. Got to love Hollywood.
Will said on 17/May/16
Yeah juju, I totally agree with you. De Niro is currrently 5'7 1/2" now due to shrink.
juju said on 5/May/16
I can dig 172cm. now, but 171cm. is too much
Devin said on 4/May/16
No way was his peak height 5'8". DeNiro looked a good 5'10"-5'11' in Taxi Driver.
Tom said on 19/Apr/16
Peak height was 5-8. Today, around 5-6. Click Here
Arch Stanton said on 24/Mar/16
The Last Tycoon is a bit flat, it's not a "great" film but it's certainly not a bad film. Compared to similar themed greats like Barton Fink and Trumbo it falls short, but it's never the disaster that some critics make out!
Arch Stanton said on 24/Mar/16
@Rob, don't know if you've seen the Last Tycoon but it's an interesting one as Jack Nicholson looks an easy inch taller than De Niro, makes him look 5 ft 8 range in it. But then DeNiro looks an easy inch taller than Tony Curtis earlier in the film!! So basically if Jack Nicholson was 5'9.5 we've got De Niro at 5'8.5 and Curtis at 5'7.5". Doesn't add up! It's a really underrated film, well we know Elia Kazan was a master director but its never as bad as the critics make out!!
Arch Stanton said on 1/Mar/16
I think Efron might have had a boost in his shoes in Diry Grandpa just so he'd look comfortably taller than De Niro. A small lift for Efron looks possible Click Here
Editor Rob: it can be hard to tell people wearing half inch lifts. I mean really hard!
Arch Stanton said on 1/Mar/16
Good call on the downgrade, he has certainly been looking 5 ft 7-5'7.5 of late
Editor Rob: the last 3-4 years I think he began to look like he lost another cm. I think in SLPlaybook he could still pass for about 5ft 8.
richie said on 28/Feb/16
DeNiro has clearly lost height, was definitely a strong 5'9" during the 70's but is closer to 5'8" these days, maybe a little shorter than that....
Arch Stanton said on 23/Feb/16
@Rob, there's absolutely no way he's the same height as Efton. In Dirty Grandpa he could look as low as 5'6.5 at times. In other scenes they looked close. Perhaps you'd consider 5'7.5 now?
Editor Rob: he can look 5ft 7-7.5 a fair bit this year, he probably has dropped a bit more height and at age 72 looks shorter than how he looked maybe 3-4 years ago.
JB said on 12/Feb/16
He's either lost a lot of height with age or he was never as tall as we thought he was. He looked dwarfted by Zack Efron who is something like 5'8"
Alex said on 30/Jan/16
He looks 5'6 with zac efron there's no way he's 5'8 nowadays
charlie said on 28/Jan/16
i think 5 foot 8 is a little too generous for Robert e Niro. Heck when he did Cape fear his height was at least 5 foot 8 or 5 foot 7 and a half.Robert's height is 5 foot 6 inches and that's the fact jack
Lmeister said on 25/Jan/16
Waltz is a selfconfessed 170cm. In these pics he looks as tall as DeNiro and taller than Keitel. We know that DeNiro is an inch taller than Keitel. Maybe DeNiro was only 5ft8.5 and Keitel 5ft7.5 in their youth. Unless both of them have lost more than an inch.

Waltz and DeNiro
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Waltz and Harvey Keitel
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GVH said on 22/Jan/16
With 170cm Christoph Waltz. Can't see shoes but interesting to say the least.

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Dmeyer said on 27/Dec/15
9 yezrs back hΓ© looked 3,5in under me
Powerhouse said on 14/Dec/15
@Spencer There is no chance Pesci was 5'4, he was 5'3 peak as he is listed on here. Al Pacino who was 5'5.75-5'6 peak would have been more than 2 inches taller than Joe Pesci.
Spencer said on 13/Dec/15
Pesci looked 5'4 at peak or very close to it and DeNiro is at least 5 inches taller in Raging Bull so I think DeNiro was at least 5'9 at peak. My guess is 5'9.5 morning and a solid 5'9.25 5'9 throughout the day at peak.
Paleman said on 12/Dec/15
Yeah I always thought of De Niro as a "strong average" when it comes to height. You know, 5'9" in his heyday, perhaps even a strong 5'9". Not 5'10" though. Today he may be a little bit shorter, like 5'8".
Powerhouse said on 8/Dec/15
I'm shocked at the amount of people that think De Niro was 5'10, He looks small to me, look at pictures of him with Bradley Cooper and Leonardo DiCaprio, he looks real short. I know he has shrunk, though in his prime he looks short to me also. In Taxi Driver there is a scene where he lays flat on a bed, and from a birds eye view camera shot you can he is short and his legs look especially short and you see the large heel on his cowboy boots. Also looks short in Cape Fear. I think 5'7.5 now and 5'8.5 peak he was a skinny guy in his prime which is why people think he was taller, perhaps the illusion of a thin build and the larger footwear made him look taller to some people.
Spencer said on 26/Nov/15
At least 5'9 peak. He towered over Pesci in Raging Bull who looked close to 5'4 in that film. He honestly looks close to 5'10 in Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and Deer Hunter. I think he was minimum 176 cm in his prime and I think 5'9.5 is a possibility. Woods who was at least 5'11 peak doesn't look more than 2 inches taller in Once Upon a Time in America and they were both in their 30s in that movie.
NangaParbat said on 24/Nov/15
Hi Rob, check this out from "Dirty Grandpa" :

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and check efron' shoes as well :

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or De Niro shrank a lot in his age and he is more in the 169-170 now; or Zac grew a lot: he appears at least 178 if De Niro is 173 as listed on here.

What do you think?
Spencer said on 30/Oct/15
He looked at least 5'9 in Raging Bull. He looked 6 inches taller than Pesci who looked I think was a little over 5'3 at peak. I think 5'9.25 peak 176 cm
Sam said on 16/Oct/15
I agree he can look 5'7" these days but his posture can be truly horrendous & it can make him seem even lower. I think there's enough evidence of him hitting a flat 5'9" at peak.
dmeyer said on 13/Oct/15
Ecsctly like my father 175 peak today could be 171.5-2cm de niro dosnt stand well and likes boat shoes 0.7ish style so its normal he looks 5'7-7.25
Sam said on 8/Oct/15
Cowboy boots, slender build and good posture can make him seem taller at some points in Taxi Driver IMO than he really was.
Will said on 5/Oct/15
That's right folks. De Niro is 5'8". No questions asked.
vilgotaan said on 1/Oct/15
He looked tall on Deer Hunter.
Spencer said on 25/Sep/15
Looks a solid 5'9 in Raging Bull. I think 176 peak. 5'9.25
O.J. said on 22/Sep/15
He's 5'7 flat. I saw him in person in 2011 along with Sam Jackson and Spike Lee. De Niro has very bad posture and looked only an inch taller than the 5'5 and a half Spike Lee. I give him an extra half inch for poor posture.
richie said on 19/Sep/15
DeNiro's peak height may well have been a strong 5'9", he was just slightly shorter than John Cazale who was billed as 5'11" so i reckon during his peak he was a very strong 5'9"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Aug/15
Rob, do you think DeNiro is a height conscious guy and wears lifts?

Even recently he can still pull off 5ft9 range in some pictures.
[Editor Rob: there's a magical niche in celebrity circles - the 'non obvious lift wearer', the kind who wears a 1/2 or 3/4 inch lift for a wee boost...spotting it is very hard though.]
Mike said on 13/Aug/15
Closer to 171-172 now. 5ft 8 max.
Sam said on 13/Aug/15
Would love to see these three collaborate again: Scorsese, De Niro and Keitel...De Niro is slouching as he often does but does look to easily edge out Keitel.
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richkid123 said on 11/Aug/15
he looked over 5'9" in casino
Rory said on 21/Jul/15
Id say 5'9 maximum in his prime, definitely not 5'10. I always thought he looked an average height guy, at times even on the smaller side of average, so it all tallies with him being 5'9.
the shredder said on 30/Jun/15
Rob , even though he was in boots , he looked 5 '11" in Taxi Driver , was 5'9.5 or higher possible in his prime
[Editor Rob: I'm not convinced he could really look over 5ft 10]
Owen said on 23/Jun/15
Wouldn't 171cm be accurate for him? He hardly looks 5'8...
an anonymous peach said on 10/Jun/15
Looks a strong 5ft 7 nowadays. I don't think he's a full 5ft 8 anymore, however his woeful posture might be making him look shorter.
Danimal said on 20/Mar/15
Sorry, but he's not 5'8" today. Slightly over 5'7" at best today.
cole said on 19/Mar/15
172 cm now, 175 cm 20-25 years ago is likely. Still looked near 175 cm in 'Goodfellas' in 1990 and 10 years later around 'Meet the Parents' is when I think he started to shrink. In the next 10-15 years he could be 170 if he keeps up the slouching, not that it's easy to fix that now.

Peak: 5ft 9in
1990ish: 5ft 8.75in
2000ish: 5ft 8.5in
2010: 5ft 8in
2015: 5ft 7.75in
Shamrock said on 8/Mar/15
Could be 172cm by now.
winters said on 20/Feb/15
i got the same height as de niro 5'8 seems correct. nowadays with his age he lost maybe some millimeter or 5. niro 172,5 cm now with his old age.
Stev said on 18/Feb/15
Anyone see 'Alan Davies untitled' with guest Ricky Tomlinson. He told an interesting story about meeting Robert de Niro in a club, not knowing who he was at the time, and remarked ' a little fella sitting in the corner' and even added, 'I'm only 5'8 and half myself', suggesting that Robert was indeed shorter than Ricky tomlinson, and this was apparently in his younger days.
kev said on 17/Feb/15
5' 9" peak, 5'7.5 now. He's never been anything over 5'9 in his life, his wiry build in his younger years and his narrow shoulders might of gave that impression but when he hit his mid forties it became easier to make out his legit height. Slightly under average.
John B said on 5/Feb/15
Right now as I type I'm watching The film grudge match with Mr Stallone and De Niro is always a good 2 inches shorter the Sly there's no way his 5'8 as on this site Sly is 5'8....
Arch Stanton said on 3/Feb/15
Just looked at the photo on the Michael Douglas page and he looks taller!! Douglas really is headed down the same route as his father! He'll be G's height in five years!
Arch Stanton said on 31/Jan/15
Rob perhaps it's time for another downgrade check out this with 5'8 Efron Click Here
[Editor Rob: I think if you measured DeNiro he still might be around 5ft 8, at times he can look under but with older people sometimes they don't have the posture they once had and carry themselves a bit lower. Not many are going to be like Stallone! ]
184.3cm said on 29/Dec/14
Never over 5'9 peak, used to wear chunky footwear in alot of his older movies. Nowadays struggles with 5'8.
Dmeyer said on 28/Dec/14
I think he was a 175cm Guy i dont think more , was 172-172.5cm when i met him 7 years back
the shredder said on 28/Dec/14
Rob , is 5 '9.5 peak possible ?
[Editor Rob: losing 1.5 inches isn't impossible, 2 inches though I'm not sure...but over 5ft 9 yeah that could be.]
Adolf said on 16/Dec/14
King of comedy, The Family, Ronin, Amalyze this, Analyze that, Midnight run, Men of Honor, Jackie Brown, Wag the Dog, Cop Land, Sleepers, The Fan, CAPE FEAR!!!, Awakenings and many more!!!
Mike said on 12/Dec/14
Thanks. He can look anywhere between 5ft 8 and 5ft 10 so 5ft 9 is a good shout.
Mike said on 9/Dec/14
Can you also add one more film Rob? The Untouchables.
Mike said on 6/Dec/14
Can you add The Godfather: Part II Rob?
Andrew M said on 30/Nov/14
Never thought he was this tall! I haven't seen much of his early work, but he doesn't look 5' 8" now.
qashid said on 28/Nov/14
5'9 at peak, gave the illusion of a 6 footer in his movies. Nowadays I would say 5'7 to 5'8.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Nov/14
Rob, Robert Duvall looked about 4 cm taller in True Confessions!! Hew made him look 5 ft 8!
Realist said on 23/Nov/14
5'7.5 today. 5'8.5 peak. He was skinny and looked tall. In the Godfather 2 he looks almost 6'0. He has transformed from a tall lanky look to a short stocky look. Maybe its age.
Sam said on 21/Nov/14
That's a weird angled picture w/ Cooper, Exorcist, giving Cooper a bit more but I'd agree, De Niro can look something like 5'7.5" a lot recently, his posture isn't helping.
Judd said on 19/Nov/14
i think he was 5'8.75-9" when he was between 20-40's, but today he really looks shorter...maube more than one-inche...
perhaps the cause is the very bad posture that he has, but i would bet money than next to rob (5'8.25") he would be shorter of at least half-inche...
The Exorcist said on 19/Nov/14
Looking under 5'8" with (6'0.5" listed) Bradley Cooper.
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Arch Stanton said on 6/Nov/14
5 ft 9 looks virtually impossible next to Tom Sizemore in Heat!
Joe said on 5/Nov/14
In some photos with Stallone who is a well known lift wearer, he looks a bit shorter. My most educated guess is that Stallone is 5'7" and nothing more, so I would guess all of Stallone's height advantage comes from his lifts, so De Niro is probably not taller than 5'7" in real life. Regardless of his height, he is an incredible actor.
lelman said on 4/Nov/14
Was a legit 5'9" back in the day, now I'd say he's a hair over 5'8", like you.
Dingus said on 27/Oct/14
Peak height was likely 5'09.75" give or take an eight of an inch. It's likely he's lost over an inch and is hovering around 5'07.50"-5'08'.25".
Sam said on 27/Oct/14
The King of Comedy is idisputably a film designed to cause discomfort in its audience, a very dark movie considering (especially for Scorsese) that there isn't a drop of blood in it. I don't like the characters but can't look away. It's not for everybody!
Arch Stanton said on 25/Oct/14
Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Godfather Part II and Goodfellas are all all-time greatest movies so I'm not going to dispute those in any order in your top five, but I can't see King of Comedy of a superior film to Once Upon a Time in America. Perhaps it was a greater performance in that film, even if he was frankly a bit irritating at times!!
Sam said on 24/Oct/14
Taxi Driver is my all time favorite film, period, a very personal film to me. The film and it's main character take on a different meaning to me every time I watch it. I'd respectfully disagree on Once Upon a Time in America being his best my list of top 10:
1. Taxi Driver
2. Raging Bull
3. The Godfather Part II
4. Goodfellas
5. Heat
6. The King of Comedy
7. Mean Streets
8. The Deer Hunter
9. The Untouchables
10. Cape Fear or Bang the Drum Slowly or Once Upon a Time in America!
Markus from Italy said on 13/Oct/14
Well, this makes sense, in fact with stallone on the big match he was clearly shorter. I can buy that for him even though in the picture above he's wearing elevator shoes and you can tell it by the neck of the shoe. One thing's certain he can't be less than 5'7.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Oct/14
His top 10 films IMO:

1. Once Upon a Time in America
2. The Godfather II
3. Taxi Driver
4. Goodfellas
5. Raging Bull
6. 1900
7. The Deer Hunter
8. Casino
9. The Untouchables
10. Mean Streets or The Mission
Arch Stanton said on 6/Oct/14
@Rob/Armenianboy, Nah, Once Upon a Time in America wins it hands down as his best film, a marvellous piece of cinema. Even Scorsese said something like it made him look like a amateur. Technical accomplishments of Lord of the Rings trilogy aside, that film has my vote for greatest film (currently) anyway. His best performance for me was Raging Bull, the emotions he displayed in that film. Taxi Driver is also right up there with his greatest films and performances. Obviously a lot of his films from Mean Streets onwards have been masterpieces though, and Goodfellas, Godfather II and Casino are also among my favourites. Also his performances in films like Awakenings were also incredible... All I know is that it wasn't Falling in Love :-) you put the two greatest actors on earth together (De Niro and Streep) and you get a mediocre romance!!
Clay said on 5/Oct/14
Goodfella's could be my greatest movie ever vote.
Sam said on 24/Sep/14
Here's De Niro with Francis Ford Coppola, for whom I read somewhere (can't remember where) a credit of six feet tall but looked at most 5'11" with the cast of the first Godfather (Jimmy Caan, presumably in lifts, looked a little taller & John Cazale similar range). Anyway, De Niro definitely seems 5'9" tops w/ Coppola.
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He has terrible posture at premiere and stuff recently that can make him seem shorter. However, with Ben Stiller, its hard to see him anything more than an inch taller. Maybe time for a 5'7.5" current height listing?
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Joanna said on 12/Sep/14
Is he really 5 ft 9? At the Oscars he presented with Penelope Cruz and she (who is 5 ft 4) towered over him. Even with really tall heels on that seems unlikely. Now he's co-starring with Anne Hathaway (supposedly 5 ft 7) and she towers over him too. I figure he's 5 ft 6 max.
James B said on 2/Sep/14
Always seemed 5'8 range
Powerhouse said on 28/Aug/14
His peak height could be 5'9 but he is no taller than 5'7.5 now.
Arch Stanton said on 25/Aug/14
Odd but he looks the same height, maybe a shade taller than Robin Williams in Awakenings.
Blake said on 20/Aug/14
5'9.5 peak, 5'10.5 in footwear
5'8 flat today
Arch Stanton said on 29/Jul/14
Rob can you add a photo and Mean Streets, Casino, and Once Upon a Time in America? Looks 5'9" tops in New York, New York.

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