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 De Niro
Robert (age 66) with Uma Thurman
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How tall is Robert De Niro
Matt Damon and Robert in 2011
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Average Guess (222 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 8.72in (174.6cm)
Current: 5ft 7.23in (170.8cm)
Andrea said on 25/Apr/24
He apparently listed himself as high as 5'11 on his first resume! Click Here
Editor Rob
Rather optimistic, though his Weight seems believable when young.
Andrew Lawrence said on 18/Apr/23
Now 5'6
Kaiser Wolf said on 11/Apr/23
De Niro may not be that tall, but is a Giant as an actor, anyways...
Gerald S said on 10/Apr/23
What are the chances of 5’8.75” peak, Rob?

The average peak guess is pretty accurate in my mind. He was more 5’8.5” than 5’9” in The Last Tycoon, Heat, Midnight Run and Cop Land. I concur with 5’8.75”- same height as Marlon Brando- the other version of Don Corleone.
Editor Rob
That's getting to the lowest I think I could argue peak.
Insidiouswolf 5'8 (173 cm) said on 2/Apr/23
Peak Height: 5'8.5-5'9 (174-175 cm)
Current Height: 5'6.75-5'7.25 (170-171 cm)
Insidiouswolf 5'8 (173 cm) said on 2/Apr/23
Hey Rob, what's the lowest you think he would measure at his peak height?
Editor Rob
Can't see him much less than 5ft 9 at his peak.
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Mar/23
I can’t see Robert measuring in at below 5ft9 in the second Godfather film.

I thought his performance was excellent! Wasn’t he scary in Cape Fear? He was completely unhinged and capable of ANYTHING.

5ft9 peak and 5ft7.5 now.
shoelifts said on 23/Mar/23
I can't see him taller than 5ft7
Peak height around 5ft8 in the best case
Duffer 5ft 11 said on 15/Jan/23
What dreus23 said on 20/Aug/22
Could not have stated it out better myself.
I'll average Robert out at 5'8"
berta said on 2/Jan/23
Was not mutch talller than robin williams in avakenings. If williams was barely 170 then rbert did look not mutch over 5´8 in that movie. But he had bad psture. I think 174-175 peak. Today i cant see anything over 171.
Ryan Hall said on 16/Sep/22
I think Bobby has shrunk some what in recent years. He was at least 5'10- 5'9 and half in his hay day. Average height with presence. He doesn't look that much shorter then Ed Burns in 15 minutes.
The Batman 97808 said on 27/Aug/22
Is 5'9 1/4 - 5'9 1/2 possible? He looked to be in that range when he was young.
dreus23 said on 20/Aug/22
He looks 5'8 in the pics above, looks 4 cm shorter than Matt Damon and maybe 8.5 cm shorter than Uma Thurman. He does admittedly have decent posture in those pics though while Matt and Uma are a bit more relaxed, so I guess he could've been as low as 5'7.5 back then too

I do think he looked closer to 2.5 inches taller than Al Pacino at their peak, but nowadays looks 1.5 inches taller than him.

Probably weak 5'7 nowadays fully stretched out and peak 5'8.5, maybe once upon a time very close to 5'9
Slim1.75m said on 19/Aug/22
I think He struggles to look 5'7 in the photo above & Furthermore he looks like hes wearing lifts/elevators.
Jimmy_ESB_182 said on 14/Aug/22
@Slim1.75m he looks the same as a 5ft 7 guy would look IRL. The Hollywood world is taller.
Slim1.75m said on 13/Aug/22
Rob do you think he's lost 2 whole inches now also do you really see him as 5'9 he's always stuck me as a short guy.
Editor Rob
Might be edging towards 2 inches at his age.
Meltdown said on 10/Jul/22
Robert De Niro only lost a 1.5 inches at 78 years old? Not likely. We need a downgrade. You lose a half inch per decade beginning at 40. Then by late-60s, the rate increases to a half inch every 6–8 years. De Niro is 5'7" today max height.
berta said on 23/Jun/22
stallone was taller than him at peak. Deniro could have been just 174. today he never look any taller than 170 cm .
Gregg L. Friedman MD said on 10/Jun/22
Robert De Niro always looks much taller in his films. He is a great actor. By Gregg L. Friedman MD
Rising174cm said on 6/May/22
@Mask: The Damon pic was more than a decade ago. De Niro was 5'7.5" until he was about 70 or so, but he's now 78 and I'm sure he's 5'7" at best now, if that. He did look an easy 5'9" in Mean Streets, but he wore thick heels in Taxi Driver and didn't look that tall in that film. If anything, he looked a bit shy of 5'9" or possibly 5'8.5" in The Last Tycoon filmed the same year. Rob use to mention that he heard rumors De Niro wore lifts in some films and it might have been linked to that shoemaker who made elevator shoes for Stallone, Michael Douglas, Chuck Norris, Burt Reynolds and others.
microft said on 4/May/22
Rob I have a question for you. I measured my grandfather recently at 164 cm (he just turned 80). He claims 172 cm as his peak. Is loosing that much height even possible? 3-4 cm is common for a lot of men but loosing over 3 inches is really a huge amount.
Editor Rob
That's on the extreme end of what you'd expect to lose by 80 for a man who was near 5ft 8.

But not exactly impossible.
6'4" Leprechaun said on 4/Apr/22
DeNiro is 5'6" in the Una Thurman photo. He was 5'7" peak.
MaskDeMasque 5'9.5 said on 18/Mar/22
5'7.5 is fair now, he looks two inches shorter than 5'9.5 Damon in that pic. Easy 5'9 peak, check out his early stuff like taxi driver and mean streets. He looks too tall to be 5'8 range peak.
Calvin lee Wilson jr said on 6/Mar/22
he got out of cab in front of me,5'4 until I realized it was him than taller.
Jared Tyler said on 25/Feb/22
Peak: 5'8 1/2
Current: 5'6
Okidoki said on 7/Jan/22
@Rob What is interesting is that of all these 4, many people are arguing 174 range for them coincidentally, heheh. There are sometimes ranges when one argue narrower than wider, but for these 4 it's wider ranges of 2-3 cm often. I personally can't see any of them in that 174 range peak though. If i have to guess who was closer to a weak 175 range of them, then i guess Depp, but it's a really tough one honestly.
Okidoki said on 6/Jan/22
@Rob Who would you give the slight edge at peak between De Niro, Van Damme, Depp and Stallone and who could be the shortest? I feel that Potentially it could be very close between these 4, like small fractions, or maybe closer to half inch too though. I remember you listed Van Damme 5'9.25 before changing it to 5'9 peak. Was those other 3 always listed 5'9 peak?
Editor Rob
It is tricky to pick one of them as potentially the tallest. Sometimes I think Stallone has the chance of a tiny bit over 5ft 9
Talk Sam said on 30/Dec/21
He still seemed a little shorter than Jerry Lewis there in The King of Comedy, maybe 5’10” in his dress shoes there.
Shortwithdimples said on 28/Dec/21
Hi Rob. I recently watched The King Of Comedy and was wondering what you thought Robert De Neros height may have appeared to be in that film. I'm thinking 5'10 with shoes.
Rising174cm said on 27/Dec/21
Rob use to mention at the top of the page that he's read De Niro wore lifts in films so it's not that unlikely. Pasquale Di Fabrizio made elevator shoes for Burt Reynolds, Sly Stallone, Michael Douglas and others and I believe he also named De Niro as a customer. Chuck Norris also requested Di Fabrizio make elevator boots for him. I don't think De Niro wore lifts as regularly as those others did on and offscreen, but it's not hard to believe he did for roles other than the Irishman.

A couple of years ago, I'd have thought 5'6.5", maybe 5'7" at the absolute most. Though as I've said, he was walking, about 10 feet away and wearing a hat. I assumed some of that was probably posture and while he may not be below 5'7" when measured, I'm not certain he's still above it. At the very least, I think he's closer to 5'7" than 5'8" now.
Tall Sam said on 23/Dec/21
He appeared in a lot of roles, there’s no evidence or likelihood he was a lift wearer back in 70s on, in Frankenstein and The Irishman they use tricks to make him seem taller.
gaur said on 22/Dec/21
Rob, nowadays de Niro looks too short and also many people are claiming that in person he looks shorter could it be possible when young he wore lifts all the time and now due to joint pain in his early old age he stopped.
Because I rarely see him in thin sneakers.
Editor Rob
He might look sub 5ft 7 at times, but will he measure under it today? I'm not sure he's quite that short if measured, although could be soon.
ThatRandomGuy said on 20/Dec/21
Did some extra work on Killers of the Flower Moon back in June and July. Walked right past Deniro and DiCaprio more than once. DiCaprio is definitely around 5'11 and pretty wide shouldered and sturdy-looking in person. Huge head and long arms.
Deniro, no lie looked 5'5-5'6 and extremely small in frame and skinny. I'm 5'9 and if the internet alone were to be believed he should have looked much closer to my height. And his posture seemed fine, I just can see him ever being anything close to 5'8 or higher at any point. Lifts and angles must work wonders.
BoobleGooble said on 17/Dec/21
Hey Rob,i'm 176.5 out of bed and 174.7 before bed and i measure 174.5 after a hard day of work,do you think i can edge out peak De Niro?
Editor Rob
I wouldn't say so. I don't think DeNiro at peak fell to 174.5cm
MaskDeMasque 5'9.5 said on 12/Dec/21

I agree, Harvey was never 5'8. He was noticeably shorter than 5'8.25 Buscemi. And he fid look about 1.5 inch shorter than de niro . De niro 5'9 Harvey keitel 5'7.5
Rising174cm said on 11/Dec/21
I don't buy Keitel at a full 5'8" peak. More 5'7.5". But in fairness to De Niro, he did look at least 1.5" taller in Mean Streets. That was actually the most solid 5'9" range he ever looked. Was he already wearing lifts on screen for that film? I honestly doubt it, but it's not impossible. Rob thought De Niro may have been wearing lifts when he did a play in 1986 based on how tall he looked with Ralph Macchio.

He did look a full 3" shorter than 5'11.5" Ray Liotta in Goodfellas and De Niro was only about 45 when they shot that film so I doubt he had lost much height. He was also only about 47 when he did Cape Fear and 6'0" Nick Nolte could make him look more 5'8" range than a full 5'9". Keep in mind that De Niro gained muscle and Nolte lost weight for that role so De Niro could appear more intimidating so it's likely Scorsese tried to minimize the height difference. He was already looking no taller than 5'8.5" at times in the 80s even offscreen. And as I've mentioned, he looked closer to 5'8n5", maybe 5'8.75" max in The Last Tycoon.

I can buy the 5'7.5" figure when he did Grudge Match, but he was clearly struggling with 5'8" flat by age 65 around the time Righteous Kill was released. He could have already been more 172 cm. You can see him with Tom Cruise around that time. He could have been anywhere between 5'7.5" and 5'7.75" by the time of the photo above with Matt Damon, whom I doubt is taller than 5'9.5". He was also looking perhaps 172 cm with 174 cm Jason Statham when they did The Killer Elite.

But by age 76, he really was just 5'7" flat and now at 78, he's definitely not stretching up to 5'7.5" for a measurement.
Okidoki said on 21/Nov/21
@Rob, isn't that barefoot picture where De Niro and Keitel are standing beside each other a really good picture to determine their heights? Do De Niro look 5'9 there to you? Many argue that Keitel was 5'7 and a half, which is the lowest i'd give him. He honestly looked at most around 172.5 cm in Mean Streets when watching the movie in my opinion.
Rising174cm said on 21/Nov/21
Stallone was never more than 174.5 to 175 cm, he just maintained that height until he was in his late 60s. But I do believe there was a better chance of Stallone scraping 5'9" flat than De Niro. Not just because of Stallone being a bit taller on the Cop Land set. As I've mentioned, De Niro really looked to be not quite 5'9" at times in The Last Tycoon. He was 174 cm max with 176 cm Murphy and I think Showtime was filmed before 2002 and delayed for a while.

As for his current height, I he looked like he walked around at 169-170 range a couple years back 10 feet away wearing a hat. I don't think that I can precisely judge from that, but he did seem like he was barely a 5'7" guy at 76. Hard to imagine him any taller.

Yet he was implying he's still 5'10"-5'11" for the Irishman! I'm guessing he'd claim only 5'10" since the press usually reported their heights as 5'10" and 6'4", which wouldn't be so bad at his peak, but he did say 5" or 6" shorter than a reportedly 6'4" guy. Then again, Michael Douglas is lucky if he's 5'7.5" these days and he's still claiming 5'10".
berta said on 20/Nov/21
at most 175 cm peak and could have been closer to 174. Back in 2002 was 176 cm eddie murphy couple cm taller and i dont think deniro had lost more than a couple mm by then. I hont believe stallone and deniro was the same height i think stallone would have had atleast 1 cm on deniro maybe closer to 1,5 ( 176 vs 174,5). Today not a mm over 171 and could be 170 cm flat.
Rising174cm said on 19/Nov/21
De Niro was this height or 5'7.5" at 70. Here he is looking 1.5" shorter than a 67 year old Stallone: Click Here By contrast, a 50 year old Stallone was only slightly taller than a 53 year old De Niro filming Cop Land. Maybe half an inch: Click Here

Most likely, Stallone maintained his height during those 17 years while De Niro lost an inch. However, 8 years later it's clear that De Niro is not over 5'7" flat. This makes it even more ridiculous that he still claims 5'10". Here he is referring to the reportedly 6'4" Frank Sheeran: Click Here

"The guy [Sheeran] was actually much taller than, not much, yeah he was about five, six inches taller than me. And so just to show the relation to any other of the actors or characters that I’m taller."
Tall Sam said on 11/Nov/21
Weird angle there, a couple more with young De Niro and Keitel:
Click Here
Click Here (this time at the same occasion the shot is unfair to Keitel)
Click Here (With big singer Harry Nilsson who was maybe 6’2” and well over 200 pounds)
Rising174cm said on 10/Nov/21
Interesting photo as De Niro did look taller alongside Keitel in the film, though it has been said that De Niro wore lifts in films.
robert karlsson said on 9/Nov/21
Maybe he was not a full 5,9 back when he was young. He looks maybe 5,8.5 if Harvey keitels 5,8 listing is acurate. Click Here
Rising174cm said on 6/Nov/21
I did see him walking about 10 feet away with a hat a couple of years ago and he seemed clearly shorter than 5'7.5". He may have been his peak until mid 50s, but check out my post on 23/Dec/20: weak 5'9" Stallone edged De Niro on the Cop Land set. 5'11.5" Liotta also had 3" on him, he wasn't taller than a middle-aged sub-5'9" Tony Curtis and a 67 year old Dana Andrews had more than an inch on him in The Last Tycoon. He did look at least a solid 5'9" in Mean Streets, though.

I can buy he held about 5'7.5" until age 70, but not recently.
berta said on 30/Oct/21
peak 174 or 175. he really did not look mutch taller than robin williams in the movie awakenings. Today beside Zac efron he doesnt look half inch shorter. closer to 1,5 Byt lets say 1 in reality. down to 170-171
5'10 Dude said on 27/Oct/21
5'9 for his peak is a good listing. He was probably never anything over that. He looked a good inch taller than Sean Penn (who is like 5'8) in his younger years. He has shrunk quite a bit for sure now as an old man. 5'7½ is the most he can look nowadays. He's significantly shorter than 5'11 range Leonardo DiCaprio. He looks a solid 5'8 in that 2011 photo with Matt Damon I'd say.
Tall Sam said on 21/Oct/21
There’s a few examples of De Niro looking taller than 5’8” guys in his filmography up to the 90a, he looked closer to 5’9” than 5’8” with the likes of Harvey Keitel, Sean Penn and the shorter Bob Dylan.
Crixus said on 20/Oct/21
De Niro has never been 5'9. Peak height needs updated. He's always looked like a solid 5'8 1/4 guy.
Almost 180cm guy said on 29/Sep/21
I agree with you Rob that De Niro was a solid enough 5ft 9 guy. I found another photo of him with Jean Reno from 1998: Click Here
Reno was definitely not less than 6ft 1.75 so De Niro might have looked close to 5ft 9 even in the 90's. I think he doesn't need to be changed and his peak height is fine.
Editor Rob
In the late 90's he held up reasonably well beside Jean, but from 2000 till now DeNiro looks 1.5-2 inches shorter
A Lawrence said on 3/Aug/21
Alot shorter!
Tall Sam said on 4/Jul/21
Wow, Talia Shire was still noticeably shorter at a Godfather than De Niro despite the latter being in his older, hunched-over form.
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Talia Shire is 5’3”. Here she is sitting on a sofa with Robert DeNiro and she TOWERS over him. When he stands of course he will be a bit taller than her with his massive shoe lifts. But he is shorter than her.

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Look at the shirtless DeNiro for film Taxi. Look closely at the torso. He is a wiry little guy. How could anyone think this is a 5’8” solid build guy? A strong wind would blow him away. The average high school sophomore is better built them DeNiro was in Taxi. He is filmed every which way to make him look average height….but he is not. DeNiro is a little guy, I met him in the 70s, and I’ll say 5’5” back then, and that is stretching it. He is little guy. He obviously wore custom made petite clothes. Now, he is probably 5’3" at best. I am not a betting person, but I sure would bet on this…but you would never get the truth.

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How is it that Talia Shire is 5’3” and she towers over Robert DeNiro? Can people not see? It is mind-boggling that people can not see. Can anyone refute this? People who have worked on film sets with him say he is a little guy, short limbs, short torso. Believe them, they are telling the truth. This has got to be the biggest joke that DeNiro is average about mind control.
Aj06 said on 19/May/21
Online it says he is 5'10 but he seems 5'7 1/2 max so dont find that clam very accurate. however in his prime he still hit below 5'10 abut 5'8 3/4.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/21
Looked a solid 5ft9 in his prime

Become a massive disappointment recently. Boring, predictable, watered down and phoned in performances. Last decent movie he did was Heat....The Irishman is an ok movie but only because of Pesci...DeNiro and Pacino were just recycling past roles...both need to pack it in
Hong said on 27/Apr/21
Click Here Here's Robert with 5ft10 listed Mike Tyson.
BT said on 18/Apr/21
@Rob: Do you remember how Robert stacked up with Glenn at the time he posted here? I'm trying to map out his height loss over the years and it's such a blast going through some of the comments on this page from 05-07, where some people were saying after age 60 he must have shrunk near 2 inches already!

Personally I think he mostly passed for 175 cm in his prime, and had lost 1 cm or so by 60, then closer to 2 cm through late 60's. From early 70's until today another 2 cm lost on top of that looks likely. Near 175 cm peak, 171 today.
Editor Rob
He had a few photos, sometimes looked similar range, other times taller.
Rising174cm said on 25/Mar/21
@MaskDeMasque: He did easily look 5'9" in Mean Streets, but he struggled to look even a full 5'9" in The Last Tycoon. 5'8.75" would probably be the best guess for how tall De Niro looked in that film assuming Dana Andrews hadn't lost much height at 67. Btw, here's a fixed version I tried to post of De Niro with Curtis in his early to mid 60s: Click Here Looks like around the time of Angel Heart based on De Niro's beard so Curtis would have been over 60 already.

Also, I wouldn't say he looked anything over 5'9" in Taxi Driver considering footwear. You can see he has a pretty thick-heeled boot in this still: Click Here and in other scenes, you can see he wore these brown cowboy-type boots while 5'8" Cybill Shepherd wore a lower style heel so not a big difference in footwear: Click Here It also depends on what one thinks of as De Niro's early films because certainly by the early 90s, you could find more where he can look not quite 5'9" and at times, more 5'8.5". Did he look a full 2" taller than 5'7" max Robin Williams in Awakenings?
Rapha said on 10/Mar/21
Hi Rob

He is listed at 177 cm online, do you think he was that tall during his peak out of bed ?
Editor Rob
yeah I think that is very likely he could have got that range earlier in the morning
MaskDeMasque said on 15/Feb/21
He looks every bit of 5'9 in his earlier films like mean streets.
Rising174cm said on 4/Feb/21
As I said, De Niro could look 5'6.5", 5'7" max and these full pics with 5'5" Al Pacino show that:
Canson said on 30/Jan/21
@Rising: true
Rising174cm said on 29/Jan/21
@Canson: He did look at least 5'9" in Mean Streets if Harvey Keitel was even 5'7.5", much less the 5'8" he's listed, but I have doubts. It depends on if you think he could have lost 2" by age 76 because I really don't think he was more than about 5'7" by then. Also more 174 cm at age 53 in Cop Land even if you believe Stallone was more 175 than 174. Then in Goodfellas, De Niro aged 45-46 could look 3" shorter than 5'11.5" Liotta. As mentioned, I thought he was similar to 5'8.75" listed Tony Curtis in The Last Tycoon and here they are when Curtis was in his 60s: I remember De Niro looking 173-174 range with Eddie Murphy in Showtime, which was filmed sometime around the time De Niro was 57-58, iirc.

So yeah, I'm a bit iffy on the 5'9" peak. It's tough to see him less in Mean Streets, but otherwise, he could look 5'8.5"-5'8.75" and supposedly had DiFabrizio elevators for some roles. Him still implying he's 5'10" shows he's another older man who maintains their (inflated) peak claim.
Canson said on 26/Jan/21
@Rising: I still am iffy on the 5’9” peak height. But maybe he made it. I could see the weak 5’9 though
Canson said on 26/Jan/21
@Rising: I still am iffy on the 5’9” peak height
Rising174cm said on 4/Jan/21
It's truly ridiculous that De Niro was still effectively claiming 5'10" in 2018: Click Here

"The guy was actually much taller than, not much, yeah he was about five, six inches taller than me. And so just to show the relation to any other of the actors or characters that I’m taller."

Given that Sheeran is widely reported to have been 6'4" that could even be interpreted as a 5'10"-5'11" claim, though most articles that mentioned the height difference reported De Niro as 5'10" and Sheeran as 6'4" so he's probably directly mentioned that figure in at least one interview for the film. It's not unusual for an older man to hold on to their peak claim, but a 5'7" man claiming 5'10" winds up ridiculous. The 5'10" claim would have been unremarkable at his peak, but even then, he was a good inch shorter than Dana Andrews in The Last Tycoon. Andrews was in his mid to late 60s and given a peak height of 5'10" here. In the same film, he was perhaps as tall, but not taller than 5'8.75" listed Tony Curtis.
Rising174cm said on 23/Dec/20
At the very end of Cop Land, Stallone looked slightly taller to me when you see them walking right next to each other and I think you can see the difference in this pic on set: Click Here I think Stallone was still his peak height of 174.5 to 175 cm at age 50 so De Niro was 174 cm max at age 53, imo. I'm 50/50 on whether De Niro had lost height by 1996 when Cop Land was filmed. However, I saw De Niro walking 10 feet away from me a little over a year ago and I would have said more 5'6.5" today than 5'7.5". Some of that may have been the distance and old man posture, but I have a hard time believing he's much taller than 5'7" these days.
Fredv said on 12/Dec/20
Thank you very much for your answer Rob. I appreciate the advice you gave to recover height loss and I wanted to ask you about being measured lying down cause I did this recently and the result is stupendous: 5.10!!! (I read that was Mr DeNiro's Peak height according to other sources by the way). So will you do a video about the ''lying down'' measurement?
Editor Rob
Back in 2014 click here I did a short video measurement standing and then lying down. The difference in my experiment was minimal.
Fredv said on 7/Dec/20
I do appreciate Mr Rob impressive work to go around and find about everyone's height with a great accuracy and persistance. I'm often curious about people's height and I know that I can come here to check out confidently. I would, though, put the peak height forward instead of the current one. Just a question of pride I think: I have been 5foot 10 between 16 and about 40 then I've lost an inch for bad posture. From age 43 I've only been 5 foot 9 and though I'm still the same height now at 50 I feel miserable about having already lost an inch that soon.Take care.
Editor Rob
sometimes height loss can be recovered especially if it's noticed in late 40's and 50's. Some exercise routine and simple stretching for a few months might be something worth looking into, for actors too!

I added a quote the other day on Charles Grodin's page, he did his own routine to improve his posture and Anthony Quinn was surprised when he met him and he looked taller!
okbymeman said on 30/Oct/20

The only reason Sly's height has received so much scrutiny is because of his tough guy action star image. He was 175-176 range, average height at best, but that can come across as quite short when you're presenting yourself as an action hero.

De Niro in comparison was never trying to project himself as taller and he almost always plays troubled/damaged characters or downright psychopaths. It is quite possible that he was a bit shorter than Sly but no one cared to point it out.
Tall Sam said on 29/Oct/20
Yeah Stallone could look a little bit taller maybe but a little less than in that photo. This shot I think more closely mirrors how they look together in that film.
Click Here
Jtm said on 29/Oct/20
Not sure why posters here seem confident that sly would have been taller peak when there has a lot more dispute about his height than De Niro. Nobody really start making a big deal about De Niro’s height till Irishman but people have been talking about Stallone s height all his career
Jtm said on 29/Oct/20
Go watch the film but at the same time Stallone was significantly shorter than Liotta so he’s not exactly the best guy to compare with
okbymeman said on 28/Oct/20
@Tall Sam

Unless Sly is standing on higher ground, he seems obviously taller here: Click Here
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 28/Oct/20
There was something on the lines of Robert being a six-footer, albeit jokingly, and from the mouth of a 15-year-old kid, played by Juliette Lewis.

Robert bulked out like mad for the film, 'Cape Fear', and was covered in tattoos, so there were many distractions from his actual height, and when Juliette meets him, he is mainly sitting down, polluting the air with dope smoke, so for a youngster, that sort of mistake is easily made.

He'll have been at his peak back in the early 90s, and looked as strong as an ox.

It's an excellent film, directed by Martin Scorsese, who never lets his audience down.

I'm going for 5ft9.25 for Robert's peak and 5ft7.75 for his height today. I can't help but think of Robert and Al Pacino as living legends.
Tall Sam said on 27/Oct/20
Funny I recall Stallone and De Niro looking similar height in Copland.
okbymeman said on 26/Oct/20
He looked so much taller in his 30s than he did even in his 50s and especially now in his 70s.

I mean he was 50something in Copland yet Stallone was clearly taller than him. And I believe Stallone was at least a decent 5’9. So does this mean Deniro had already shrunk a lot in his early fifties? Is that really possible Rob? Cuz I feel Deniro did seem 5’9 in his earlier films.
Editor Rob
In film Stallone's height has varied, as has his footwear. Did Deniro start his shrinkage at 50 or thereabouts? I am not so sure
Hong said on 9/Oct/20
Click Here Here's Robert with 6 ft3.5 listed Donald Sutherland.
cmillz said on 5/Oct/20
Really not sure on Stallone’s height, but I doubt he was taller than De Niro at peak.
berta said on 24/Sep/20
stallonw was easy taller than him at peak. i think stallone 176 and deniro almost 174
berta said on 24/Sep/20
i dont think he was more than max 174 at peak. eddie murphy was clearyl taller and 170 cm robin williams was barely shorter. maybe 173-174 peak could be right?
Slim 6'1" said on 24/Sep/20
Watch goodfellas & Donnie brasco, I highly recommend them
cmillz said on 11/Sep/20
Yeah, 5’8 range peak.
Pierre said on 8/Sep/20
2002 Robert De Niro /Eddie Murphy 5"9.25' = Click Here Click Here Click Here = shoes

1990 Robert/Robin Williams 5"7' = Click Here Click Here Click Here = Robin slouching a bit more than Robert in this

To me max 5"8' peak by this comparisons
Jkiller said on 7/Sep/20
I disagree, his peak was 5'8.75 if anything. Nowadays 5'7.5
Hong said on 6/Sep/20
Click Here Here's De Niro with 5ft11.5 Tom Hanks,maybe even 5 ft11 flat Tom Hanks?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Sep/20
Rob, strong or weak 5ft9 peak?
Editor Rob
At his peak I think a solid enough 5ft 9
Hulk.23 said on 24/Aug/20
When he was young sometimes he looked an honest 5’9 and others a little under. Today I think he might be a little under 5’8 like 5’7 and 5/8.
Almost 180cm guy said on 20/Aug/20
Today, De Niro may be closer to the flat 5ft 7 at 77 years old. Though I wonder when De Niro lost his first fraction. I found two photos of De Niro alongside Jean Reno from 1998: Click Here Click Here
Reno was only 50 at the time, so he couldn't lose anything yet. De Niro was 55 at the time and if Reno was really 6ft 1.75 then De Niro still looked near 5ft 9. Rob, how tall do you think De Niro was in the late 90's and could he lost his first fraction then?
Editor Rob
Some point in his 50's I think he lost a fraction, exactly when is the question.
1 man united said on 19/Aug/20
At least in the godfather and the taxi driver, he was a strong 5'9, now he's a strong 5'7.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Aug/20
🎁🎂🎈7️⃣ Happy Birthday Robert 7️⃣🎈👍🎁

A very joyful Birthday to the fantastic Robert de Nero, who turns both the sevens, 7️⃣7️⃣, on this happy Monday! The last film of his that I saw, which was just the other week, was 'Cape Fear', proving only too well that you don't have to be ultra tall to be superbly menacing!

And those tattoos..... 😲🤭

Peak height - 5ft9
Today - 5ft7.5 😁👍🍰🍻

Sinclair said on 17/Aug/20
Happy 77th birthday to Mr. De Niro. For this actor’s peak, sometimes, I see a strong 5’9” and at other times I see a weak 5’9”. I think a flat 5’9” is a reasonable enough estimate for De Niro, I’d go with that. I thought Eddie Murphy and Sylvester Stallone seemed slightly taller than a peak De Niro.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Aug/20
Quote for Taxi Driver: "De Niro lost 13kg and dropped 10% bodyfat in 12 weeks for this role prior to filming with a final weight of 62kg (135lbs) " I thought he looked even lighter than that, more like 125 pounds. His waist looked absolutely tiny, reminiscent of Bale but not as skinny.
Pierre said on 17/Jul/20
At his peak next to 5"7' Robins Williams looks around 5"8' .Next to 5"9.25' Eddy Murphy same thing

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other = Click Here Click Here
Don J said on 12/Jul/20
Lol 5'9 no way, ever! Sean Penn is taller and he's maybe 5'6 and I met him!
berta said on 8/Jul/20
he is 76 years old and lost about 4 cm. i think thats average. he could be 170 flat in the neareast 3 years.
Tyler Karim said on 19/Jun/20
ey Rob, according to my hypothesis, i think De Niro peaks height is near the 5'9, while for his weight in the 90s/95s , (at the time of Goodfellas, Heat and Jackie Brown) , i think he is 165/170 lbs"
Editor Rob
yeah he might have been near 170 in some films like that.
Keith Bacchus said on 9/Jun/20
5 foot 9 or 5 foot 19
Realist said on 21/May/20
Even at peak was under 5'9 I think. More like 174 cms
Ian C. said on 10/May/20
This is one of the few of Rob's estimates whose accuracy I doubt. He just doesn't seem that tall. In Cape Fear, for example, he played the menacing villain Max Cady, but you never see him standing next to anybody in the whole movie. Because the guy is short. Taller than Al Pacino maybe, but still pretty short.
Willis Christian Macaraig said on 28/Apr/20
Robert D e N i r o looks 5'9.5" to me.
Willis Christian Macaraig said on 28/Apr/20
Peak:178 cm
Current:175 cm
JohnMoore-162cm said on 10/Apr/20
@Rob- Do you think Robert was closer to 174 or 176 cm in the 80's ??
Editor Rob
Still feel above 174, but a full 176 I am not sure on that one.
JohnMoore-162cm said on 10/Apr/20
Never over 5ft9 peak , a chance of 5ft8 1/2"-3/4" peak height.
Today he is 5ft7 1/4"
Annettemarie said on 20/Mar/20
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Please someone explain this. Martin Scorcese and Robert DeNiro sit side by side at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards and they are the same height! What is Martin Scorcese’s height?

I, unfortunately, do not know how to copy shots from a YT video, but perhaps others might come the picture in a YT video that I am referring to. It shows DeNiro wearing 3 ½ inch platform shoes. I assume that it was taken from the film, The Irishmen. This is a full body shot, DeNiro wears a short sleeve pullover and kaki pants, and it shows the bizarre difference in the length of leg from the crouch to the knee, and from the knee to the ankle...about three inch difference. Extremely weird looking. So not only are the shoes high platforms, which are comfortable to wear, but they have INSIDE LIFTS AS WELL! The photo also shows DeNiro’s short arms. Very, very, short arms. Bizarre. Weird as could be.
Annettemarie said on 12/Feb/20
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There is no Hollywood film making camera illusion here; it is just a run of the mill TV show and we see three people sitting on a sofa, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and, Talia Shire. They all appear to be the SAME, or, perhaps off by a fraction of an inch, in height. This cannot be denied. Talia Shire’s bio says she is 5’ 3’’ or 5 ft. 3.75. Yet, PR claim DeNiro is 5’ 7” or better. Can someone explain this obvious discrepancy, without bias, or are most totally gas lighted by the entertainment machine and don’t believe their own eyes? How about an honest assessment?

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In this interview DeNiro is dwafted by Ray Liotta, however, in the film clip of Goodfellows also shown in this interview, DeNiro and Liotta (shot from the chest up) are about the same height.
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Here again, both seated, Al Pacino is taller than DeNiro, and DeNiro is not slouching. Al Pacino always admitted to being short, yet he is taller than DeNiro.
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In his prime, barefoot, DeNiro was 5’ 5” or LESS. No doubt about it. I know, I met the little guy.
Animus said on 9/Feb/20
I have just seen 'Mean Streets' and thought he looked more than one inch taller than Harvey Keitel, whom you have listed as 5'8 at peak. I don't know, I thought De Niro would have been 176cm at peak.
Hong said on 8/Feb/20
In recent pics with DiCaprio he looks tiny in comparison,the odd thing is in 93 he was taller than DiCaprio,and DiCaprio was 18 or 19 years old at the time,another thing I've noticed about DiCaprio is during his 20s he only could grow a bit of stubble on his chin but in his mid thirties he suddenly devoloped this thick black beard,talk about a late bloomer.
Peter175 said on 5/Feb/20
5'6" Travis Bickle? You having a laugh?
Nik Ashton said on 20/Jan/20
He does look about 5’7.5”!
Ron Johnson said on 18/Jan/20
I have worked on several movie sets that Deniro starred in and have seen him stand next to Pacino and Pesci among others. This guy is 5'6" at best. Very short limbs and torso. Pant legs seem oddly long compared to stature which I'd consistent with elevated shoes. While he often acts the tough guy and recently can be heard making threats to punch out people like the president, one would have to punch down to hit Mr. Deniro as he is quite diminuitive. On par with Tom Cruise and Dusting Hoffman. Stallone (at 5'8") dwarfs this lightweight.
Peter175 said on 7/Jan/20
De niro is clearly 2-3" taller than Pacino. In their peaks and now.
Though peak at times it could look 4 inches. Rob's listings for their current heights is spot on
Annettemarie said on 5/Dec/19
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A few more shots of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro seated together. Who is taller? My guess is that they are both about the same height, maybe off by an inch or less.

However, standing, De Niro’s height increases quite a bit because he always wears high shoe lifts. Those shoes are hand made and extremely expensive. Two pairs of those shoes would buy me a new car. I have also read that people who met Pacino claimed he wore Cuban heel shoes. I never met Pacino, but I did meet De Niro, and I think they are very close in height, maybe off by an inch.
Annettemarie said on 4/Dec/19
I did not post the link dated 15/Nov/19, that is pure PR nonsense.

Here is a link of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro together...When seated they usually appear to be the same height, in this photo Pacino is taller. De Niro is not slouching, and surely Pacino is known to be short, but he is taller than De Niro in photo. You can bet when De Niro stands he will tower over Pacino, because he wears high, high, lifts inside his shoes all the time. I don’t know if the link will work, not sure how to post them but I will try.

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Again, seated, Pacino is taller than De Niro.

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Film making is an art, it is illusion, FAKE, and De Niro is a diminutive man, a very small man, that is a fact.
Dmeyer said on 2/Dec/19
not less than 3,5in shorter than me near 5'11,5 that was 2007 so 5'8 back then
Spencer Dobkin said on 1/Dec/19
5'9.25" peak 5'7.75" today
Mark Solheim said on 29/Nov/19
Deniro was only 5'10'' in his 2 inch elevator shoes!!
Jtm said on 23/Nov/19
I agree with Tall Sam. He was clearly not under 5'8 peak. I would even give him 5'9 peak before I would Stallone , Gibson , and Michael keaton. If he was truly 5'6 peak there would be do much talk about it.
Editor Rob
Didn't even our old friend Glenn admit DeNiro was taller than himself, so 5ft 7 is impossible really.
Tall Sam said on 22/Nov/19
Yeah, De Niro is shrinking (his posture rarely helps) but him at 5'6" peak is just as laughable as him having gained 5 inches. 5'8.5" peak, well maybe you could argue that for him. Nowadays, you could argue he's heading for sub-5'7" which is quite possible in his late 70s.
Annettemarie said on 20/Nov/19
Benny,17/Nov/19, if you REALLY did meet Robert De Niro you would KNOW that he is a little man, who wears custom proportioned clothes for his extremely short frame and high shoe lifts, and even then, he still can’t pull off being of even average height.

I DID meet Robert De Niro in the 1970’s at a party given by Warren Beatty for his film, Reds, held at the Seville hotel in NYC. De Niro was pointed out to me, as I certainly did not recognize him. That’s when I realized the incredible skill of movie makers in their use of illusion and trickery. I would not have recognized De Niro if he had not been pointed out to me as he was such a diminutive guy. De Niro was talking with two men that were even shorter than him. I spoke to De Niro and at the time I was five foot two and looked him STRAIGHT IN THE EYE. He was short, very, very, short.

I DID meet De Niro and I speak the truth. Here’s some info. At the time, (the 1970s) Gulf and Western owned Paramount Studios. I had friends who worked for Paramount and they were invited to Warren Beatty’s party. My friends brought me along as their guest. That’s how I met De Niro.

Benny, you say that you met De Niro and he is five foot ten? So De Niro GAINED approximately 5 inches in height since I met him in the 70s. Simply incredible.
Annettemarie said on 20/Nov/19
Benny,17/Nov/19, if you REALLY did meet Robert De Niro you would KNOW that he is a little man, who wears custom proportioned clothes for his extremely short frame and high shoe lifts, and even then, he still can’t pull off being of even average height.

I DID meet Robert De Niro in the 1970’s at a party given by Warren Beatty for his film, Reds, held at the Seville hotel in NYC. De Niro was pointed out to me, as I certainly did not recognize him. That’s when I realized the incredible skill of movie makers in their use of illusion and trickery. I would not have recognized De Niro if he had not been pointed out to me as he was such a diminutive guy. De Niro was talking with two men that were even shorter than him. I spoke to De Niro and at the time I was five foot two and looked him STRAIGHT IN THE EYE. He was short, very, very, short.

I DID meet De Niro and I speak the truth. Here’s some info. At the time, (the 1970s) Gulf and Western owned Paramount Studios. I had friends who worked for Paramount and they were invited to Warren Beatty’s party. My friends brought me along as their guest. That’s how I met De Niro.

Benny, you say that you met De Niro and he is five foot ten? So De Niro GAINED approximately 5 inches in height since I met him in the 70s. Simply incredible.
Rich Paul said on 19/Nov/19
De Niro looks a good five inches shorter than Tom Hanks. Check for yourself.
Canson said on 17/Nov/19
Either you didn’t meet him or your estimate is not good. He’s nowhere near 5’10
Benny said on 17/Nov/19
Met him around ‘04. I’m a solid 5 foot 11. He was actually almost as tall as me. 5 foot 10 definitely. 5’10.5” peak.
Annettmarie said on 15/Nov/19
Found a link to share. Click Here

Al Pacino and Robert De Niro sit side by side on straight back chairs and Pacino is clearly a good two inches taller than De Niro....check head, check shoulders; Pacino is taller than De Niro. And no, De Niro is not slouching. That this photo got pass PR and actually got publshed is hilarious and finally all the nonsense for years of De Niro being of average height is finally busted. No doubt when they both stand De Niro will be the tallest because of his incredibly built up shoes. What a joke. And Pacino is supposed to be 5’5”. What does that tell you. De Niro was ALWAYS extremely short. I give Pacino credit, he is what he is, a short guy and doesn’t try to fake it. For some reason producers must have really liked De Niro. They carried their art of illusion onto the real life of De Niro, pushing the false concept that De Niro was of average height, even to go so far as putting out false info about Cathy Moriarty, claiming she was 5’9” in the film Raging Bull. Moriarty was no where near 5’9” but that info was put out there because in Raging Bull, De Niro and Moriarty was the same height. And that false info stuck. Cathy Moriatry height is ACTUALLY 5 foot six inches. All the PR claiming she is 5’9” is linked to her role in Raging Bull to convince people that De Niro was 5’ 9”. Sick of the lies.
Annettemarie said on 25/Oct/19
Online there are photos of Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro standing side by side. (PR for the film, Wag the Dog) De Niro appears to be about three to four inches taller than Hoffmann. But, LOL, if you look carefully from where the crotch and knee area breaks is exactly the same on BOTH of them, BUT, De Niro’s lower leg from the knee to ankle is much longer than Hoffman’s. Not only that, the distance from his thighs to knees is quite a bit shorter than the distance from his knee to ankle....and that is NOT normal. High lifts, extremely high lifts. Wow. Guess that’s why he is slouched over so much,,,not easy walking in such high heels...As a woman I can’t do it anymore,,,too painful. Poor De Niro. I guess that is why in the film, The Irishman, De Niro wears platform shoes as they are comfortable, you are not walking on your toes.

Also, I checked photos of De Niro and Anne Heche. In most photos De Niro is quite a bit taller than Heche who is supposed to be 5' 5". He appears to be about 4 inches taller. But in one photo (from the film) they are the same height (both wearing flat shoes.) When in sitting position side by side they are the same height. None of the shots are consistent. Most of the time he is taller, and sometimes the same height.

I met him in the 70s. I took him to be 5’ 6”. Now I am not so sure. I think much shorter. I was 5’ 2” wearing about two and half inch heels. I looked him straight in the eye. He was short, extremely short. No way near average. Stop looking at height when comparing him to others. Check where the pants knee area breaks. From the knee down is where he picks up height from his super high heels. Oh, the pain wearing those shoes.
Annettemarie said on 23/Oct/19
I just this minute read a post by Robert De Niro's former bodyguard that said De Niro is about 5' 6" at the very most. Get that---at the very most. Now that is accurate. He didn't say when he was De Niro's bodyguard, only former. When I met De Niro in the 70s I took him to be 5' 6", and 5' 7" was stretching it big time, maybe with his lifts. That was in the 70s and he was clearly a small man. All this nonsense about De Niro was / is 5' 8" or 5' 9" is totally hilarious, he wasn't even 5' 7" without his lifts. Glad I saw the bodyguard post, finally someone says it like it is. Probably, De Niro, now with age, is more like 5' 5" / 5' 4". He wears lifts inside his shoes and stacked heels to boot. Notice how his pant legs are always so long, to cover the stacked heel. It's show business folks, it's all fake. Sorry to break it to you all, but De Niro is a little man.

There is a photo online of Robert De Niro and Al Paccino sitting next to each other and in the sitting position Paccino is a good two inches taller than De Niro, (that was really odd) but when they stand, De Niro is taller than Paccino. Wow, those lifts must really add quite a bit of height. Poster Richard Fisher is absolutely correct, De Niro is a little guy.
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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This is RIDICULOUS ......
Editor Rob
That's nothing on Elton John in that old Pinball Wizard video 😵
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Aug/19
🎂🎁🎈 Happy Birthday Robert! 🎈🎁🎂

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 “prime?” 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 ‘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 “prime?” 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 ‘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 ;)

Click Here
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: 😂😂😂👍
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? 😋
Re: LMFAO. Thank you! 👍
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 asterisks😂😂😂😊😊
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! 👌
Enjoy your weekend Canson, mate! 👍
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 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 😅

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.
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"
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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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.

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