How tall is Robert Downey Jr - Page 2

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5ft 7.5in (171.5cm)
Snart said on 20/Jun/17
5'7 maximum
Quoter86 said on 18/Jun/17
His lifts look utterly ridiculous. At least he doesn't lie about wearing them though, that would just be absurd.

5'8 is spot on, looking at the pics 5'7.75" is possible.
Batman said on 8/Jun/17
Rob, do you think that in the morning, with good posture, RDJ could hit 5'9" maybe 5'9.25" barefoot?
Editor Rob: I can't see him that high out of bed.
Ken said on 4/Jun/17
Rob, how much height do you think his "special sneakers" add? 1 inch or close to 2?
Editor Rob: his hi-top style sneakers I believe give him 2-2.5 range, somewhere in there.
Tom said on 29/May/17
5'8" seems about right. Just watching Age of Ultron and he boosts his height a LOT in it. It looks a bit ridiculous, you can tell he's not actually that tall.
MJKoP said on 28/May/17
5'8" minimum. 5'8.5" maximum.
RisingForce said on 18/May/17
Yeah 172-173 cm. 168-170 way too low, but 174 is too much. He passes for at least 5'9" in his usual lifts. With 5'10" Mike Tyson: Click Here With extra posture and a bit of a camera advantage, he can look even with a 5'10" guy like Anthony Mackie: Click Here Click Here I'd bet Mackie with same posture and position was edging him out a bit so RDJ is probably the equivalent of a 176-177 cm guy in those lifts. RDJ can measure up pretty well to Evans, but Evans can look 182 cm max with Mackie. 174 cm is more possible than 168-170 at least. Rob mentioned a while back wedge sneakers giving 2.2" to 2.8" and I think that really is the range Downey wears, probably varies in that range since I do think he goes bigger sometimes and more honest other times when I don't see the same bulge and he looks more proportioned. Occasionally, he wears a thicker elevator boot or big heels, which may be more at times, but for the most part, I think RDJ is getting more than 2" and less than 3".
Bee123 said on 16/May/17
I was thinking 5'6 might be to low but even though he doesn't care and rocks his shoes.

How can people even give an accurate estimate lol

Maybe 5'8 is his height maybe not
delancey said on 13/May/17
The 5'6 estimates are definitely too low, but I don't think he's 5'8.5, that is a bit of a stretch imo.
A weak 5'8, 172/173 cm area I reckon.
meezemaker said on 13/May/17
No way. this m'en issus 169-171 max.

Looks an inch smaller than keitel wearing flat shoes...

Keitel is 170-172.

So he need a real down grade.

With his famous heel on sneakers, he gain 2.8 inches and still look an inch smaller than jude law 's 5'10 With shoes...

Max 5'7, maye 169,5cm

rob make an real investigation 😉, it seems u lost ur Objectivity.
Shredder said on 11/May/17
Yeah , I'd buy 5'8.5 any day over 5'6 or 5'7 flat
mister_lennon said on 27/Apr/17
5'6 is a joke for him.
about 173-174.
Canson said on 27/Apr/17
Nah he isn't 5'6" more 5'7-5'8
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 26/Apr/17
The 5ft6 estimations are way too low. Just because RDJ wears lifts, it doesn't mean that he's that short like many people make him out to be. Obvious lift-wearers are often guessed at lower height than their real height, simply because the guesser believes that the lifts gives the wearer more height than it actually does. This is the same reason why some people estimate Vin Diesel at 5ft9, when in reality he's way taller than that. My personal belief is that RDJ is a solid 5ft8 as listed, or at worst a fraction under.
RisingForce said on 19/Apr/17
I agree, Sam, which adds up with his mugshot. People think he's shorter because he usually doesn't even get 3" from shoes that are as conspicuous as 4" elevators. Haven't seen Less Than Zero in years, but Spader is supposedly 5'9" and claims 5'10" so RDJ should be shorter. Maybe McCarthy had more footwear, better posture or camera advantage? Btw, he joked about having to stand on a box recently to kiss Gwyneth Paltrow on Good Morning America, so I'm surprised nobody has a found a height claim since he seems willing to talk about. He was still described as 5'9" in recent articles so I'd bet he'd claim that, but he might even be honest and admit lower.
Sam said on 19/Apr/17
@RisingForce, IMO I would say RDJ looks pretty much as listed in those lift-less shots with Kilmer and Reeves, he may pull off a strong 5'8" at times (5'8.25"ish).
jtm said on 18/Apr/17
I watched less than zero again a couple days ago. He's at least inch shorter than Andrew McCarthy and James Spader is taller even with terrible posture.
RisingForce said on 17/Apr/17
Sorry, Rob, you can delete my previous post as the images were the entire purpose of it and none worked. I'll just say people can look up RDJ liftless with Val Kilmer and Michelle Monaghan at Cannes and Deauville film festivals and with Keanu at Cannes. I'll just post Downey in sandals looking only 3" shorter than Kilmer: Click Here and one with Keanu: Click Here
RisingForce said on 16/Apr/17
Actually, you don't have to go back that far for a liftless RDJ. While he wore lifts in "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang", we can judge his real height from events for that and "Scanner Darkly", since he was liftless for those events with one exception where he wore his 2nd most ridiculous shoes behind the 3" platform heels Guest66 posted: Click Here 70's disco platforms! Though he didn't actually have lifts inside and at other events, he sometimes had less footwear than Kilmer. I'll post the best photos for height comparison in a later post, but please, for the love of god, make sure you see footwear because Downey will go WAY up on his toes! Click Here All I'll say for now is I wouldn't rule out the full 5'8" seeing Downey lift less with Keanu Reeves.
trumpslave said on 15/Apr/17
@Guest66 are u kidding me bro?? If tom cruise for Rob is 5ft7.5 RDJ is at least 5ft8 cause tom cruise is a dwarf
RisingForce said on 14/Apr/17
Shredder is right. Just about 5'9" in normal shoes, maybe slightly shorter considering camera advantage. Then again, you posted one of the strange photos where he looks shorter: Click Here I doubt Keitel was over 5'7.5", though looks like possible ground advantage. But then Dennis Hopper was 5'8" max, if that and seems taller in this still: Click Here Though in True Believer, he does pull off not less than 5'8" in this scene if James Woods is 5'11": Click Here I may try to watch the full movie later. As of now, I'm undecided on anywhere from 5'7.5" to 5'8". 172 cm is a good possibility, but I don't want to give a final guess until I really compare him in his pre-lift days. I do think we can assume his elevator sneakers add somewhere from 2.2"-2.8" as Rob mentioned. People probably think he's shorter than he is because those sneakers are as conspicuous as the Don's that give nearly 4", yet Downey is getting more than an inch less than that.
Guest66 said on 5/Apr/17
I'm not sure what your waiting on Rob. Downgrade this already. We have enough evidence to prove he's not 5'8". I'm not even sure he's 5'7" but I'll give him that. I mean would someone who's almost average height ever feel the need to do this? Click Here Dudes more like 5'7" possibly 5'6". No legit 5'8" guy would EVER feel the need to wear ridiculous shoes like that.
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Apr/17
@ TMI - (After reading your comment on 'latest comments')
I didn't get fooled, but I did go to his page to see how tall he really is!
I'll go for 5ft7.75! Standing here with Gwyneth Paltrow, there doesn't seem that much in in - look at their comparative shoulder levels, but though Gwyn's in high heels, who knows what Robert's got secretly tucked away in his boots? But there can't be as big a boost in his shoes as in those heels she wears!
I think I'd better change my mind. He can have 5ft7.5!
Tc said on 2/Apr/17
There's a mugshot with a height chart & downey jr is clearly slightly over 5ft 8 with big hair. I'd go 5ft 8 or 5ft 7.5 definitely.
TMI said on 1/Apr/17
RDJ is easily 5'11".....................

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Judases said on 1/Apr/17
Would be shocked if he's above 5'6". He looks to be in the 5'8"-5'9" range WITH his ridiculously clunky boots.
Ian said on 31/Mar/17
@ Cameron Yeah I think a downgrade is definitely justified. This guy probably doesn't even scrape 5'8" fresh out of bed. Weak 5'8" at best for Iron Man.
Cameron said on 29/Mar/17
Yeah I think it's definitely time to do a 172 cm "weak 5'8"" downgrade with this one. I'd be shocked if he's 5'8" flat barefoot. He's definitely a below average dude. Not super short but clearly below average.
Shredder said on 27/Mar/17
He has to be around 5'7.5 at the very shortest , Look at his mugshot.
RisingForce said on 27/Mar/17
I don't think he gets anywhere near 4" from the sneakers either, Rob, I would think he gets boosted anywhere from 2.25" to 2.75" over barefoot height. I upgraded from 1" lifts to 2" lifts in my boots with 2" Cuban heels and went from about 5'10.75" in them to clearing 5'11", although I actually had to buy boots 1 or 1.5 sizes too big to fit the 2". I'd guess Downey could have got a bigger boost than his ridiculous sneakers when he's worn other elevators, such as the recent Mario Lopez interview. Downey may have gotten near 4" once when he wore the 3" heeled boots with the platform in Iron Man 2 and if you look in set pics for films, his elevators seem potentially bigger than what he wears at premieres, but the sneakers are usually around 2.5", imo.
Wrs567 said on 27/Mar/17
I wonder how his wife feels about his ridiculous lift wearing

Surely standing next to him at premieres, she must know why he is always weirdly taller

than the usual regular days at home
berta said on 27/Mar/17
i think absolute lowest possible for him is 171 and tallest is probably this listing. i think stron g172 guy could be the best option
RisingForce said on 26/Mar/17
It's almost unnecessary to see inside the sneakers, Rob, you can see even from the outside his lifts are huge! Click Here Click Here I think he's gotta be putting 2 inch lifts in his sneakers at times like that. A 1" lift in a sneaker really isn't going to look ridiculous. He would do much better with a pair of Dons, he could even use the 4" pair and be no more conspicuous than he is now. He really doesn't do any better than I do with my cheap lifts. 172 cm would be better, imo. I have to check that 80's film he did with James Woods pre-lift days to see how he looked.
Editor Rob: I don't think Downey is getting anywhere near 3.5 inches, the angle for elevators that big is quite harsh. I remember in one film he had a big heel on his shoe, something like 2 inch if he managed another lift inside, then maybe that was an occasion he got at least 3 inches.

The elevator sneakers, I see the wedge sneakers in shops a lot for women, they can vary from about 2-2.8 range I found.
delancey said on 23/Mar/17
Rob is there any chance of an upcoming downgrade for Mr Downey Jr? Surely mid to high 5'7 range is more likely?
Editor Rob: 5ft 7.75 is NEVER ruled out...I would like to see inside some of his sneakers to see the type of lift he has in them.
mister_lennon said on 16/Mar/17
He doesnt look to me that short. He is very similar to tom cruise in heigth. Minimun 5'7.
Jax said on 16/Mar/17
this guy wears literally high heels and you give him only 1 inch less than what his height on heels is? 5'6 at the most
mister_lennon said on 15/Mar/17
About 173-174.
strong 5'7-weak 5'8.
RisingForce said on 14/Mar/17
He looks taller than Mario Lopez(listed 5'9" here, but I think 5'8.5") throughout this interview: Click Here I assumed Downey was in his usual sneakers packed with lifts, but he looked taller than the 5'9" he typically looks in those, so I checked his shoes and it looks like he upgraded! Click Here I don't know how much that style of elevators adds, but you may see Downey with a growth spurt in his 50s looking around 5'10"!
Shredder said on 14/Mar/17
He looks 5'6 with his wife there , but beach photos are impossible to really judge height.
RisingForce said on 10/Mar/17
The 2 pics above are a good example of Robert not hitting 5'8" barefoot. Jude Law would be 5'11.5" max in those boots making Downey no more than 5'10" in footwear and Paltrow about 6' in heels, but is at least 2" taller especially since her knees don't look completely straight. Downey clearly put lifts much bigger than 1" in those sneakers and should be getting about a 2.5" boost putting him around 5'7.5" barefoot, roughly what he looked in the 80's.
Aaron King said on 10/Mar/17
Here barefoot on beach with his 5'3 wife

He's 5'6.5 and 5'7 MAX barefoot at night

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Dan said on 9/Mar/17
Robert Downey Jr. is an amazing actor and I'm a huge fan of him, but he's definitely nothing over 5' 7". He wears huge elevator boots at any public appearances and when casual he still wears lifts in his shoes. He is very height aware and does everything to look taller. I think the others gave enough arguments to prove that he's shorter than 5' 8".
Sammy Derrick said on 4/Mar/17
Click Here Why Robert?WHY???I'm a 5'8 guy(172cm-173cm)and seeing guys the same size as me insecure about their height makes it even worse!!!The guy has played IronMan/Tony Stark whose 6'1 Click Here and Sherlock Holmes whose 6'0 Click Here and nobody complained he should be happy.
Click Here According to this mug shot he's 5'10(mostly due to his hair)I'd guess 5'8(without checking his footwear)
unsung war said on 27/Feb/17
Over 5'8 edge, one of the best actors
James said on 24/Feb/17
Weak 5'8" at best, his stupidly large shoes don't help his cause either.
GP said on 22/Feb/17
Friend of mine went to high school with in Santa Monica and they would hang out after that before he was famous and liftless. She would tell me that he is short like 5'7". I think that happens to be true since he is still an inch shorter than Jude Law who Rob has at 5'10". So make the calculation, he is 5'10" with his monsters on, which means he is 5'7" without them and he looked an inch shorter than Wesley Snipes in US Marshalls and I have met Snipes who is not over 5'8". He should be downgraded.
Mike said on 22/Feb/17
Ah the age old debate of how tall this guy is, I will say that he was clearly wearing lifts in all the Iron Man movies, however I think he does just edge Cruise out. I'll say he's just under 5'8".
RisingForce said on 16/Feb/17
He's definitely no taller than the 5'7.75" Cruise is listed at here, imo. Look at him with 5'7.5" Don Cheadle: Click Here Click Here The height difference is probably no greater than the footwear difference. The 5'7.5" he's usually been guessed at here is probably about as accurate as you can guess.
Shredder said on 14/Feb/17
If anything that Mugshot rules out 5'7 flat
Angle said on 12/Feb/17
The camera seems to be looking up at RDJ there in his mugshot so it's hard to tell exactly how tall he is.

I Think the mugshot rules out 5'8 though. Personally think he's anywhere from 5'6.5-5'7.5
JAK said on 10/Feb/17
The man wears ridiculous lifts and still looks short, if he was 5'8" then he should be eye to eye with six footers. I'd say he is 5'6" or lower.
Shredder said on 3/Feb/17
I would love to find his claim.
Jesus Christ said on 31/Jan/17
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mug shot, he probably has shoes. His posture is kinda like Zayn Malik. I'm giving Robert a 5ft 7.5in
delancey said on 30/Jan/17
The King of Lifts! (or does that crown instead go to the Italian Stallion?).
Again, I try and avoid downgrading but 5'7 range seems more likely imho.
yea buddy said on 25/Jan/17
lol, he is 5'6 and perhaps shorter! Just check the amount of lifts he wears, the horrible looking ugly as hell thick shoes he is always wearing. Downey jr could barely surpass 5'8 gwyneth paltrow with 4 inches high heels in iron man

i bet he is paying you to say he is 5'8
Shredder said on 29/Dec/16
That is because he can pull off 5'10 to 5'11.
Dee-6'1 said on 28/Dec/16
In a picture with John cena who claims 6'0 but on a good day 6 foot 1 Robert is only around 2 inches under cena if that so either a downgrade for cena or an upgrade for Robert .
Ramualdo said on 24/Dec/16
Com'n people look at his photos from 90's he is 169 max
Shredder said on 19/Dec/16
Downey can look as big as 5'10 to 5'11 in lifts
Byron T. said on 18/Dec/16
He towered over Tom Holland in the ''Spider-Man: Homecoming'' movie trailer:

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Without lifts, I think Robert Downey Jr. is 5'7.5.
Realist said on 16/Dec/16
Rob, I was watching "The Pick Up Artist", Molly Ringwald had 1/2 an inch at least on this dude. 5'7.5 peak my opinion. I love him. He is an idol. He is an artist, great come-back and when i watch the 80s movies i try to remember where are the artists today, where is Jude Nelson, Thomas Howell, Emilio Esteveez (though he is a really really brilliant guy), Rob Lowe (I love this guy too ;)) , Matt Dillon, Andrew McCarthy. From the extended Frat Pack we see only Downey, Cruise and Broderick and the funny thing is they are all 5'7.5. Brilliant pack i wish they all did a reunion movie with Judd Nelson being the Catalyst again (hahahahaaha). So today i guyss 5'7.25-5'7.5. With Lifts 5'9.5
Simone said on 9/Dec/16
Hi Rob, I'm using similar sneakers...
how tall do i look in this pic?

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thank you

are my shoe lifts visible?
Editor Rob: Simone, no they aren't really that obvious. Most folk wouldn't think anything of the sneakers.
jeff said on 8/Dec/16
Time for a downgrade 5'7 seems right.
BungalowBill said on 23/Nov/16
Might be 5'5". Have you seen him in barefoot on the beach?
Aleks said on 21/Nov/16
well he look 5'9 to me ..... but nowdays i think 5'8 - 5'9 range is ok so 5'8 it is then :D
sa344 said on 16/Nov/16
LMAO this guy is simply ridiculous with his elevator shoes and sneakers!

Sly would be jealous and proud
Darius said on 14/Nov/16
Min 5'7"
Max 5'7.5"
My bet is in 171 cm or 5'7.25".
mande2013 said on 14/Nov/16
He's probably a 5'7 guy barefoot.
h said on 10/Nov/16
5'7.5 seems spot on. He wears very high lifts.
Would be very nice if you can manage to get a height photo with him it would show how small he probaly will look like next to a 175cm
Realist said on 9/Nov/16
5'7 guy with magical lifts. He's 160 lbs average small guy.
6'2.4 Morning said on 6/Nov/16
I respect his honesty. Still, I think he's sub 5'8.
S.J.H said on 5/Nov/16
RDJ is 5'7 and tom cruise 5'6.75
ricksterr said on 1/Nov/16
Don't be fooled by his height in movies.

The secret is he wears big heels
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Chris said on 31/Oct/16
5'7 guy. Always wears lifts so he looks taller.
Knowing said on 25/Oct/16
He's about 5'6.5in.
GP said on 25/Oct/16
Rob since you downgraded Jude Law to 5'10", which I think he is not since I have seen him few times and he has pretty bad posture and still clears 5'10". But anyway shouldn't you then downgrade Downey also? He wears 3" lifts and still manages to look couple inches shorter than Law. I have seen lot of his earlier movies when he didn't care about height or lifts and he always looked 5'7". Friend of mine met him once and he said that he was 5'9"-5'10" with shoes on but he was walking very strange, lol. He didn't know that Downey had 3" lifts in his shoes, hahaha.
Editor Rob: I would doubt Robert has 3 inch lifts inside his boots, although I think you could argue Downey long before he wore big boots could look a weaker 5ft 8.
Tiago said on 13/Oct/16
He have 1,74 CM !!!
patron said on 12/Oct/16
it's a shame that we can't go lower than 5'6, because he is
Ryan said on 3/Oct/16
The last year i saw him on the beach, i was so surprise how short tony star seems without his boots, i am a 6'1 guy and he look even shorter than my girlfriend who is like 5'8, it's really obvious he is a lift wearer anyway a nice guy
Darius said on 2/Oct/16
5'7.5 or 171.45 seems right as he looks 5'10.5" or 179 cm with Renner and other celebrities in his huge elevator shoes
HonestSlovene said on 15/Sep/16
@Linx I'd say 172 cm or a weak 5'8 under Evans, who is a weak 6' or 182 cm himself.
Shredder said on 11/Sep/16
Pic of him Robert from SNL days with Madonna who clearly has heels on.

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This blows away Danimal's 5'5 to 5'6 claims.
heightchecker34 said on 8/Sep/16
Without a doubt, THE most insecure celebrity in the world... Robert Downey Jr! Before I figured out all about his methods and techniques for gaining height, I always assumed he was in the 5'9-5'10 range, but was disheartened because he still looked shorter than every celebrity there, and I started to feel that as a 5'9 guy, I was truly short. Until, I realized he is most likely a strong 5'7 guy, claiming 3-4 inches taller than he really is. I think he is part insecure, and part just a troll, because he knows it irritates people, and maybe he likes to see their reactions?! Everyone knows he wears clown shoes or extremely thick soles to compensate, yet he walks awkwardly because of the heel. Good to see where he is in life, compared to this past, he just needs to grow up a bit and realize that the bills he is standing on, makes him taller than most people combined:)
Shredder said on 19/Aug/16
He really didn't look anything but 5'8 in Chances Are next to Ryan o'neil
Shredder said on 12/Aug/16
He can look 5'10.5 range with Renner
RisingForce said on 31/Jul/16
Jude Law at 5'10" is sort of a domino effect and Downey is another example. I've long suspected that Downey was only about 5'7.5" and this is just further confirmation in my mind since Downey is always wearing lifts, still at least an inch shorter than Jude Law and I'd be surprised if Downey's elevators/lifts don't add at least 2.5".
James Deckard said on 30/Jul/16
I thought that for many years (back to the Chaplin days) it was accepted that Robert Downey Junior was 'short' as in 5'6" and indeed this is one reason , apart from his physicality, that he was perfect to play Chaplin.
I've never thought of him as 5'8" I am somewhat surprised that he is being listed as 5'9" in some sites as 5'8" here. He even looks short on screen.
Brandon said on 18/Jul/16
5'7.5"-5'7.75". I can't see 5'8" for him.
Peter175 said on 10/Jul/16
Walhberg is the textbook 5ft8.

Downey is probably 172 or maybe even 171
Darius said on 7/Jul/16
Rob, how much height difference is there between Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law in above pic? I think if the difference is 1 inch or more Downey is most probably 5'7" as Jude is a 5'10" man and rdj is wearing quite noticeable elevator shoes which can boost a 5'8" barefoot height to 5'9.5" easily.
Editor Rob: I wouldn't guess Downey as low as a 5ft 7, but I think people could argue he was 5ft 7.5
Alex said on 3/Jul/16
Really hard to say how tall Robert is. Of course he's a lift wearer, so, too hard to say, but surely he can't be over 173 cm.
Leo said on 1/Jul/16
Mark Wahlberg has short complexion (5'7 flat max)

Is also 5'7.75 more probably for him? Rob?
Editor Rob: for Downey, the 172 mark is something you wouldn't be surprised if he got measured at.

Wahlber I think generally looks 5ft 8, but he's never a guy who is in vans or anything, usually a decent sneaker or cat type boot.
Paul said on 26/Jun/16
Rob, is there any possibly of a downgrade for downey in the 5'7" range in the future?(5'7.5")
Editor Rob: the lowest I'd argue would be 5ft 7.5, that's about the bottom I would try to argue, but 5ft 7.75 is probably a very fair argument for Downey.
Darius said on 23/Jun/16
Rob, if rdj is 5'8" why is he looking much short than 5'10" Jude Law even with elevator shoes? Does even Jude wear elevator shoes?
Editor Rob: depends if he is actually wearing a small or big elevator sneaker, it is harder to tell how much height is getting.
Leo said on 21/Jun/16
5'7.75" is the perfect shoot
Sam said on 20/Jun/16
IDK if these have already been posted but Downey was up to his usual height tricks at the Civil War premiere, really putting effort into looking close to Chris Evans height.
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Johnny said on 18/Jun/16
@Rob Robert had claimed that he had taken drugs when he was a kid.....could it have stunted his growth?
Editor Rob: I'm not sure, but anything that has potential to interfere with the release of hormones may have some impact.
Francis said on 10/Jun/16
well in the profile pic 5'10 jude law is noticeably 2 inches taller than him

rdj is a weak 5'7, more like 5'6 or something with tons of elevators shoes

In civil war he tries to stand the same height as chris evans when he is shorter than ruffalo. it's ridiculous

"Robert's a clear example of someone who is out there on the red carpet rocking his own style and not giving a damn!" well if you think being ashamed of your height is rocking, then yes
Saqib said on 10/Jun/16
Anyone saw the meme this guy posted on his facebook. The meme is height related.
Michaeljrocks said on 1/Jun/16
I have a friend in Hollywood who has spent time with RDJ. My friend is what you would call a weak 5'9. And he couldn't wait to tell me how short RDJ was. He told me that RDJ is pretty much the same height as me. I'm 5'6.5. Now if RDJ was really 5'8 I doubt a weak 5'9 man like my friend would feel much taller than him or compare him to my height. Maybe RDJ is around 5'7, but a true 5'8 man is notacibly taller than me.
JarvisOS said on 25/May/16
@Linz: Maybe not a 5'7"(170 cm) but in my opinion the highest he will measure is 5'7.75(172 cm). And also Chris Evans is 6'0(183 cm) flat. Downey always wears elevator shoes and therefore we think he is tall. Before knowing about his lift wearing I thought he is at least 5'9"(175 cm).
Linx said on 25/May/16
He's not 170cm (5'7'') ''max'' lol, no way chris evans is 14cm (or 5,5 inches) taller than him.

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JarvisOS said on 23/May/16
He is either 5'7"(170 cm) or a 5'7.25"(171 cm) at best at his peak I.e at age 21. He is 5'8" only with elevator shoes. Rob could you also add Captain America: Civil war to his list of films.
meezemaker said on 22/May/16
170 cm max.
I am surprised that this serious site still beleive 173 for Downey.

173...Come on it is a joke? Wearing heels, He still Looks 5cm smaller than jude law

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Charizard said on 19/May/16
This is 100% correct listing spot on 173
Andy said on 12/May/16
He forgot to take his Iron Man boots off !
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Mat said on 12/May/16
Rob, do you think that generally Downey looks 1 inch shorter than Jude Law? without considering their footwear
Pitch_Fork said on 11/May/16
Dude is 5'7.5''. Maybe 5'7.25'' at his lowest. It is what it is
Emily said on 9/May/16
5'8.5 - 5'9

He is as tall as Gwyneth Paltrow when she isn't wearing heels. He is taller than T. Cruise, J. Black and B. Stiller.
Mightyman said on 7/May/16
Well he's definitely not 5'8. Maybe 5'5.5 - 5'6. If you watch Zodiac there is a nice full shot of both Mark Ruffalo and Downey facing each other. Ruffalo had atleast 1.5 inches on Downey. So if Ruffalo is 5'7 and a bit that makes Downey maximum 5'6 but could be shorter. Great Actor thou and girls love him so I don't think height matters.
Lori said on 7/May/16
Looks like he is 5.9 in this official police report

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ultron said on 2/May/16
Why these people are fighting for 0.5 inch to 1 inch. An inch is barely noticeable but still questionable . But arguing on a 0.5 inch is quite laughable. Any ways he is 5'7" range. But his current listing is not a huge thing as it has an error of maximum an inch. But some people here saying 5'9" or 5'10" are totally out of their minds.
Victor Polk said on 2/May/16
I think Robert is now 5'9, rather than being 5'8 anymore.
Paul said on 30/Apr/16
I think he is likely to be 5'7" than 5'8" . I don't think he was near 5'8" even in his peak because he was shorter than Andrew mcarthy in less than zero and Molly ringwald in the pickup artist. At those times he didn't wear the elevator shoes and he is clearly 5'7.5" max. But only by seeing the ironman films and Sherlock Holmes I thought he was 5'10". Anyways he does a good job in hiding his real height these days. I think his elevators add a minimum of 3 to 3.5 inches to his barefoot height.
Brian said on 28/Apr/16
Click Here

Just saw this online.
Pretty crazy.
digling said on 27/Apr/16
Click Here

Seriously, he is in the same range of Chris Evans, look at his pants, it has a cut which hides his elevator shoes, and balance with his leg calf.
He is definetely not just a great actor, but a Pro in elevating his height.
Dora said on 22/Apr/16
if you think this man is over 5'7 you should close your website
berta said on 18/Apr/16
its really hard to get his height because of the shoes but Everything about him looks small the shortest i can se him is 172 and the tallest 174. Bit for some reason i Think he is just 172 and with his lifts that are almost as big as Vin diesels he get to the height of 178-9
Josh said on 11/Apr/16
To me he looks 5ft 7.5 barefoot. He almost always wears huge elevator shoes.
Powerhouse said on 10/Apr/16
He needs a downgrade, he isn't 5'8 without his massive lifts, not a chance. Drop him down to 5'7 or at least 5'7.5. Ruffalo would be taller than him without shoes, Renner would be a solid inch taller.
kk170cm said on 9/Apr/16
Rob, what is your opinion of downeys short height despite lifts shown this page in a picture with Jamie foxx who is 5'9". I think foxx has normal footwear and rdj has lifts. Do you still believe he is 5'8"(173 cm)
Editor Rob: the 5ft 7.5 range could be argued for him...but that is the lowest I'd ever guess.
kk170cm said on 9/Apr/16
Judging by his picture near jamie fox he seems 5'7" flat. He should be at least that. Anything below 5'7" is impractical for him. 5'7" is also a bet by seeing his picture with his wife who is weak 5'3" i guess. 5 foot 7.5 inch or 171-172 is a guess for his peak height. I think he was never 5'8". A good actor though. I also am against claims that 4-5 inch lift is impossible. Even rob has shown the models of 4 inch shoe lifts on this site. Anything below 5'7" or above 5'8" flat is impossible for downey in my opinion
Maw1982 said on 4/Apr/16
Robert where's bigger Lifts than anyone in Hollywood hands-down!! Stallones lifts are nothing compared to his. some of his lifts give him five inches lol but he still is a great actor and I like his movies
gian92 said on 31/Mar/16
I couldn't believe that his father i s 6'3 !!
Greg said on 29/Mar/16
Nolly Ringwald is at least one inch taller in "The Pickup Artist". One of their height is wrong on here.
Aza said on 17/Mar/16
Like his honesty re lifts ..... Couldn't give a tom tit. Could be slightly lower than listed.
mande2013 said on 11/Mar/16
I can believe RDJ's under 5'7, but I don't quite buy him as a 5'6 flatter.
mande2013 said on 11/Mar/16
Judging by the beach photos with his wife, I'd say 169-170 is the most likely range. Perhaps 5'6.75 or thereabouts.
6"1_TruthTeller said on 4/Mar/16
Robert Downey Jr is by FAR the most insecure man in hollywood. After acquiring all that wealth and fame, he still seeks shoes on height elevator shoe sites with the most inches (ie. wearing 5.2 inch boots). It's NOT him having a sense of style, he's so insecure he cant go anywhere, even the red carpet, without his 5" sneakers.

He's 5"6 in real life (see photo of him on beach).

Wow, shows money cant buy happiness- or neither self-confidence for that matter. Biggest lol.
The_Punisher said on 22/Feb/16
5'7'' max for him.
Darius said on 17/Feb/16
I though he was at least 172 cm. But after seeing avengers i think he is 170 cm at the best. In the scene with paltrow on tge stark tower, she has no footwear and he has giant pair of shoes. They didn't have much difference in height despite footwear. Considering that Gwyneth paltrow is 175 cm, it makes me think that rdj is 170(5'7")cm.
Jimbo said on 22/Jan/16
Rob good photo came up on RDJ facebook page, picture of don cheadle and RDJ filming the last fight scene. Both standing with same posture, downey looking excatly the same as cheadle.. would say he not a full 1.73.. maybe when he wakes up , but im sure cruise would be slightly taller.
check out the photo on his facebook page and see what you think ?
a said on 14/Jan/16
so Downey wears 3-4 inch lifts? that is laughable. seriously he is too funny
meezemaker said on 10/Jan/16
If jude law is 5'8 5 / 5'9, how Robert D does to look smaller than jude whereas he is clearly wearing great lift?

Jude with shoes might be 5'10
Rob with lift look an inch smaller comparing the level eyes of both, so 5'9

Since rob is wearing huge lift, he might gain 2 inches, maybe more.

So, he is max 5'7

Last point on photographs with Harvey keitel, They look Same height, so 5'6 / 5'7 would be more accurate.

Rob can u down grade this height cheater please?
Danimal176 said on 7/Jan/16
LIFTLESS Robert Downey Jr. with MAX 5'10" Mike Tyson who was squatting down and still taller than Robert in the mid-late 80's: Click Here

Fast forward to 2010 with a LIFT wearing Robert and 5'10" Mike Tyson: Click Here

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Robert Downey Jr. was a cast member on Saturday Night Live in the mid-80's and he was a DWARFED by EVERYONE. 5'4" Madonna was a guest one show and Robert BARELY edged her out and she was wearing flat shoes. He's NOWHERE near 5'8".
jtm said on 3/Jan/16
someone here 6 or 7 years ago claimed downey told the police guard he was 5'7.
John said on 1/Jan/16
Probably 5'9 or 5'10, especially when he's that insecure about his height to the point of constantly wearing elevator footwear.
TJE said on 30/Dec/15
I'd love to see what height he claims lol
RisingForce said on 20/Dec/15
I do think 5'8" is a bit generous. He always looked pretty short throughout the 80's and 90's, more like a 5'7" range guy and still can look short. 5'7.5" would be my best guess. Like Cruise, I wouldn't go over 172 cm, or under 5'7".
RisingForce said on 20/Dec/15
He didn't look 5'10" in the mugshot without his tall hair. More like 5'9", but likely in shoes and standing in front of the chart will make you look taller. The booking sheet Sammy posted that lists him at 5'9" probably means that's what Downey claims. Cops usually ask your height or take the figure off your license, plus Downey was always listed at 5'9".
mande2013 said on 11/Dec/15
Judging by the beach photo with his wife I'd say 1m69.
Dark Knight said on 8/Dec/15
A few years back my brother in law was in a Baltimore bar when RDJ came in with Holly Hunter and Jodie Foster. They were filming "Home for the Holidays". He's about 5'8" and said RDJ was an inch shorter. Holly and Jodie were under 5'2". Very nice though and bought him drinks.
Mightyman said on 7/Dec/15
If his real height was 5'7.5 he really wouldn't need massive elevator shoes. 5'7.5 isn't really short. To be wearing 4 inch lifts hes got to be sub 5'6 or less.
Here he is with his 5'3 wife. Judging by that pic he cant be more than 5'5- 5'6 max
Click Here
the shredder said on 3/Dec/15
He is over 5'7. Maybe not 5'8 but over 5'7 , He looks 5'9 in his mugshot.
Gord man said on 2/Dec/15
RDJ is 5ft6.25 I have heard from reliable sources
PitchFork said on 2/Dec/15
Chuckie Cheese 2

take a look at his photos with Mel Gibson. he did look clearly shorter that him. so considering Gibson was 175-177 in his prime Downey has to be about 168-169 cm tall
jtm said on 2/Dec/15
then andrew mccarthy is at least 5'10.
Chuckie Cheese 2 said on 1/Dec/15
Actual photos taken when he was in Police custody show him 5 ft 10, assuming 1 inch shoes, he was probably about 5 ft 9 at his prime.
Sammy Derrick said on 22/Nov/15
Click Here In this police record it says;5'9
RDJs heel said on 17/Nov/15
Looking at his body type and the pic posted by "a guy", the one where he's on the beach with his wife. I think he is nothing over 5'6" and that is being very generous. His lifts are the biggest you can get. At least adding 3" to him..
meezemaker said on 13/Nov/15
Still à bit shorter than jude law with his heel shoes. Same height than Harvey keitel. Seen on photographs.
look 1-2 cm shorter than jude law Ho is 175-176.

All is said. He needs to be down grade by respect to people who se height is 169 cm.-:)
Luc said on 27/Oct/15
He is 171 max.
Dan said on 24/Oct/15
Look at this picture Rob: Click Here
If his wife is 160, he's really not over 170. What do you think?
[Editor Rob: unfortunately it is a harder picture to really tell a difference, being on the sand.]
Dan said on 24/Oct/15
I think he is like 171.
Johnson said on 23/Oct/15
@ event....No you don't have to be barefoot for mugshots.
evest said on 5/Oct/15
Check this - I guess you have to be barefoot for these types of photo? Maybe he is a bit taller than people think?

Click Here
MadMax said on 27/Sep/15
5ft8 in is ABSOLUT out of question, sorry Rob. 5ft6.5 flat at best.
meeeee said on 23/Sep/15
In chances are he is an inch shorter than Cybill and he is wearing boots. So probably 5'6.5".
A guy said on 22/Sep/15
based on pixels on the beach. his wife is 472 pixels, he is 502. so he's 170 max tbh even with the pelvic tilt

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the shredder said on 14/Sep/15
He can be under 5'8 , like 5'7.75
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 28/Aug/15
If he's really over 170 pounds, then he's no less than 5'8" (and could be taller). He appears to be thin at this weight.
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 27/Aug/15
How come he appears to be about .5"-1" inch taller than Tom Cruise (who would definitely wear big lifts, and Tom Cruise even stood up straighter) who is listed as 5'7.75"? 5'5"-5'7" is complete nonsense.
Parker said on 27/Aug/15
In the pic above he looks 1-1.5 inches shorter than Jude Law who is getting a solid 1 inch footwear boost, putting him at 6 foot. Downey has to be standing close to 5'10 in his footwear, and I struggle to believe he's getting 3 inches from those sneakers. 5'7.5-5'8 looks correct. Same height as Cruise.
jtm said on 21/Aug/15
bandet said on 10/Aug/15
Reality check, you need a reality check. Look at his earlier films. Tuff Turf. Less than Zero. No way less than 5ft8, and frankly a little more.

he was shorter than andrew mccarthy in less than zero.
Sam said on 20/Aug/15
I get the impression that Downey started wearing lifts because Jon Favreau and Guy Ritchie encouraged him to in order for him to make a taller leading man and then he personally enjoyed the added loftiness and so started wearing them practically everywhere. I don't believe he normally wore lifts before his Iron Man comeback, certainly not in most of his roles from the 80s.
bandet said on 10/Aug/15
Reality check, you need a reality check. Look at his earlier films. Tuff Turf. Less than Zero. No way less than 5ft8, and frankly a little more.
Johnny said on 10/Aug/15
Doesnt appear 5'8 to be honest, wears gigantic elevator shoes
5'7.75 barefoot
5'8.5 with regular shoes
5'9.75 with shoelifts or boots
5'10 with 3 inch elevator shoes
5'11 with his stallone boost
Johnny said on 10/Aug/15
Doesnt appear 5'8 to be honest, wears gigantic elevator shoes
5'7.75 barefoot
5'8.5 with regular shoes
5'9 with shoelifts or boots
5'10 with 3 inch elevator shoes
5'11 with
Anton said on 2/Aug/15
He wears huge lifts all the time, in movies, on the red carpet, in the streets. In my opinion he is max 5'7 (170 cm). Maby time for a downgrade Rob?
RealityCheck said on 31/Jul/15
Click Here

Look at his shoes here. If RDJ really is 5'8 standing next to 5'9 Gwyneth Paltrow (height according to this site) He wouldn't need those gigantic elevator shoes. Those insane shoes look like they give him 4 inches.

He may as well be wearing high heels... Click Here
MShaqs said on 26/Jul/15
His lifts look ridiculous! he must be wearing 4.5 cm lifts. I believe he is a solid 5 foot 7. I am 172.5 tall and I have tried lifts and they easily boost a 5 foot 7 person to that 5 foot 9 mark.
RealityCheck said on 25/Jul/15
@RobV UK huh? "Doth Mother know you weareth her drapes?"

I told you to PAY ATTENTION last time didn't I? Now look...

First of all, I didn't insult you at all (FYI high chair is not an insult). If you had actually read my post, I countered your arguments with generalized factual info. There are no personal opinions within my comment whatsoever. READ MY COMMENT THOROUGHLY.

Secondly, I'm the one nitpicking? Your entire response nitpicks at the last one line in my post. Who's the one nitpicking here? Did you even read my post?

Lastly, how exactly am I supposed to know where you're from? My "whole posting" is NOT summed up by how the UK spells "offense/offence." (Just so you know, "P.S." means "side/bonus note") AGAIN, if you had actually read my comment, I was responding to your claims on height in Hollywood. Go back at look at my previous comment.

This time when you respond, make sure you actually read what I typed first.
RobV said on 23/Jul/15
Alas Realitycheck, your name belies your grasp of reality. Firstly, do check the word "offence/offense" before you launch into nit-picking irrelevant insults about spelling - in the UK (where the language originated you might - or might not - know), the word is spelled 'offence'. It is almost never spelled the US way with the 's', which developed in the 19th century. Your whole posting is summed up by suggesting that the UK spelling is not 'correct'. You use your personal opinion (and lack of understanding of facts) to launch insults with anyone who responds. Is there a point in responding to people who make simple errors like that?
Jason said on 17/Jul/15
Tom Cruise and Robert Downey both wear custom elevator shoes.
Sam said on 11/Jul/15
At least he's not ashamed and doesn't hide the fact what kind of shoes he wears - obviously still a guy who is probably a little height-conscious but not self-conscious as to what other people think about him. I'd still shave off about half an inch because I think he is more 5ft7-5ft8 barefoot, very similar to Cruise.
Gx79 said on 22/Jun/15
Rob what size lifts does he were
[Editor Rob: I believe he has custom made elevators that give between 2 and 2.75 range.]
Sam said on 2/Jun/15
Rob, could you also add to his films credits?: Less Than Zero, Soapdish, Natural Born Killers, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Tropic Thunder and The Judge.
172.4cmguy said on 18/May/15
I've been mulling over the heights of RDJr, Jeremy Renner, and Mark Ruffalo since seeing Avengers 2, and they all look similar in stature. I can buy Mark Ruffalo at 171cm, and although RDJr uses elevator shoes to make him 176-177cm in public, if you take out the shoe advantage, he looks like he fits somewhere between Jeremy and Mark. I'd say RDJr is a solid 171cm like Mark. And Renner looks like a solid 173cm guy, so his listing is good...just a downgrade for RDJr is needed. Look here for a reference to these statements. Click Here
Alex said on 13/May/15
@blue I agree this guy is 5'7 max
MrFish said on 3/May/15
Rob, based on RDJ's mugshot, if he was barefoot, what would you guess his height to be with that photo?
[Editor Rob: since the camera is below hs eyeline I think it is adding much is always a trickier thing to say. The prison shoes might be only 0.5in...I'm sure he'd be in I can see him as a max 5ft 8, unless he's dropping over half inch.]
Hypado said on 29/Apr/15
Robert Downey Jr height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)

172,8 or 173,0 cm
Bishop said on 24/Apr/15
I would say 172 cm. A weak 5'8".
Lmeister said on 23/Apr/15
Hard to pinpoint his real height. In Air America he looked clearly shorter than Mel Gibson. He wore sneakers and boots in that movie. Mel wore cowboy and work boots.

Mel and Robert
- Pic Gala: Click Here
- Pic Air America set: Click Here
- Pic Air America movie, angle and footwear favor Mel: Click Here
- Pic Gala 2011, Robert has grown: Click Here
the shredder said on 22/Apr/15
Downey looks over 5'8 there
Nev said on 18/Apr/15
Compared to Sir Richard Attenborough, RDjr should be downgraded to 5'7".
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184.3cm said on 18/Apr/15
I dont know those boots look they are 2 inches and obviously elevators so more than 3 inches gained doesnt seem that unreasonable. Remember Rob got a pair that gave 3.8 inches or so.
Sean said on 17/Apr/15
@Random Guy, It's very hard to add 5 inches to your height with shoes. Even if you were to go on your very tip toes, you'd still only get about 2.5 inches.
AlexisJR said on 6/Apr/15
Possibly somewhere between 5'7-5'8 barefoot.
jtm said on 5/Apr/15
look at him with jamie foxx. he isn't 5'8 without his lifts.
littlesue said on 5/Apr/15
They would'nt add 5 inches in height!! maybe 2.5 inches
Some random guy said on 4/Apr/15
@Dan, those boots would add at least 5 inches to his height! He'd be 6' in those things!
Dan said on 3/Apr/15
Look at his SHOES! Does he not realise how ridiculous he looks?!

Click Here
b-mint1994 said on 27/Mar/15
5'7" flat IMO. At least he's honest about his lift wearing.
TheMayer said on 23/Mar/15
Here is RDJ with Jamie Foxx, he is wearing his classic "clunky shoes" and barley reaches Foxx's listed 5ft9. RDJ is definitely an inch or short shy of his listing here. Time for a downgrade Rob?

Click Here
MrFish said on 19/Mar/15
Rob, and chance R. D. Jr. is 5ft 8.5 to 5ft 9, or are you pretty sure he's 5ft 8 or a bit below?
[Editor Rob: I'd discount 5ft 8.5-9]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Mar/15
Jude Law looks barely 5ft9 in that photo...
the shredder said on 4/Mar/15
5'7.5 the very shortest
CDS said on 26/Feb/15
Ah, per the profile listed here, nice to see finally a Hollywood actor actually admit to lift-wearing. What was he going to do?-Tony Stark just can't be shorter than Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow in "Iron Man", who I'd put at about 5'9"-??). I'll bet, however, Downey may not even be 5'8"-maybe in shoes?- I'd go as low as 5'7" barefoot.
Nick 179.8 said on 8/Feb/15
I think he is maximum 170cm
Arch Stanton said on 28/Jan/15
There's a scene in The Judge in which he's walking up the steps and he can barely walk. You can see the backs of his shoes and they look in the 3-4 inch lift range!
shivam said on 26/Jan/15
I think he is 5"6 inches taller
the shredder said on 19/Jan/15
He was taller than Reedus , He clears a 5'10 look with his shoes , this guy is 5 '8.
Arthur said on 15/Jan/15
@Editor Rob

How much do you think these ''Special Snickers'' give him?
[Editor Rob: some of them look like they'd give in 2.5-3 inch range.]
Adolf said on 16/Dec/14
i would like to see him with sean penn. Who do you think it will be taller?
BGee said on 14/Dec/14
He has the funniest, most obvious lift collection i've ever seen. 5'7 tops from me.
Njp said on 13/Dec/14
Based on mugshot minus shoes I'd say 5'7"
Frankie68 said on 5/Dec/14
@arch Stanton ..that he does..on 5 inch shoes
jamie179cm said on 4/Dec/14
@the shredder have you seem the beach barefoot pictures
Arch Stanton said on 4/Dec/14
Frankie68 says on 25/Nov/14
This guy cracks me up,,,is his head so far up in the hollywood sky that he doesnt know how stupid he looks in his giant ugly ass shoes he wears...hes gotta be a joke in hollywood...stallone has met his match.....the two 5'10 guys thats are really 5'6/5'7...if there lucky...

He's the one getting the last laugh with his bank balance though....
Frankie68 said on 3/Dec/14
It's all in your mind.... It's not reality....
the shredder said on 3/Dec/14
He looks 5'10 or over and also looked it with Reedus but its lifts. Still has to be around over 5 '7
jamie179cm said on 2/Dec/14
i think downey 5ft6 wear 3 inche lifts to get up to 5ft9 and i say jude law is 5ft9
Sal said on 2/Dec/14
If Jude Law is 5'11" and Gwyneth Paltrow is 5'9" and wearing 3" heels then he is more 5'10"
Frankie68 said on 29/Nov/14
I don't know how to load pics to this site "the shredder"...but there are plenty of pics of sly that prove how short he is...I"ll give u another..."grudge match"...sly/deniro in boxing shoes...u can tell how wedged up Sly's were ...only to appear slightly taller than deniro,,,,deniro...maybe 5'8...u take Sly's boxing shoes off...I bet my life he's shorter than deniro....
the shredder said on 26/Nov/14
Prove it frankie68.
Frankie68 said on 25/Nov/14
This guy cracks me up,,,is his head so far up in the hollywood sky that he doesnt know how stupid he looks in his giant ugly ass shoes he wears...hes gotta be a joke in hollywood...stallone has met his match.....the two 5'10 guys thats are really 5'6/5'7...if there lucky...
Eclipse said on 20/Nov/14
Click Here

Lifts much? 5'7 at best.
the shredder said on 18/Nov/14
If anything the Mugshot blows 5'7 away .
Heightobsessed said on 16/Nov/14
Everyone seems to be agreeing to between 5'7 - 5'8. Even if the odd 5'6 appears. If you look at the mugshot pic, the camera is a bit low so would probably add something but if we take that out the equation and just look at it as the mugshot shows him at his absolute tallest.

Then, we can see that the tip of his head (dont let the hair fool you) is around 5'9. Assuming that what you see in prison documentaries is pretty much the norm then these pics seem to be taken when prisoners have received their prison-issue clothes including the orange jump suit and what appear to be white, plain sneakers that APPEAR to have around a one inch heel....this would place him....funnily enough...around 5'8. When you factor in the camera looking up......he could even be between 5'7.5 and 5'8.

If that mugshot is without shoes he would be around 5'8.5 - 5'9 but in prison issues it would put him between 5'7.5 and 5'8.

The prison guard story is unverified but the fact that the guard alleges Downey replied "yeah, around that" when asked if he was around 5'7 just means that Downey could be anywhere from 5'6 to 5'8 ish.

As a 5'9 man, if someone says "are you around 5'8" I will often say "yeah, around that" even though I am taller. Just a throw away response.

I think when you couple personal testimony with how he looks next to 5'9 actors and with the mugshot....then throw in the anecdotal evidence..... 5'8" is probably the best estimation and means he could be a strong 5'8.5 peak and then ends the day on 5'7.9 or something. Or a strong 5'8 peak and shrinks to around 5'7.5.
Shawn said on 16/Nov/14
So Downey walks around with ridiculous height enhancing footwear, giving him an obvious 3-3.5" in height and no one cares, whereas Cruise uses much more discreet enhancements, probably giving 2" at most, and everyone acts like it's a crime against humanity? Not bashing Robert, I just think it's ridiculous how much people hate on Tom all the time.
Master Jedi said on 14/Nov/14
Downey with 5'8.5 listed Robert Duvall. Elevators galore.

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Cathy said on 29/Oct/14
I saw RDJ in person, filming "Judge" at the Dedham(Mass.)courthouse last year. And he did look under 5'9. We still liked him though. They all seem to make themselves taller, it must effect the jobs they get.
Felix said on 29/Oct/14
Hey Rob, can you explain why his dad is 6`3 and he is just 5´8? Isn´t that a littlebit too drastic?
[Editor Rob: although tall, I don't think his Dad looks quite that tall. His mother is quite short, so maybe would have been lucky to have got all tall genes, the mix of genes meant he ended up just under average.]
michaeljrocks said on 28/Oct/14
Did anyone else see the giant orange monsters he wore on Graham Norton? HUGE!
Markus from Italy said on 24/Oct/14
I think he's 5'7 max. In most of the movies he's in he wears heels, the most hilarious one is U.S.Marshal with Tommy Lee Jones and Wesley Snipes. He's not so tall, in fact in Iron Man was wearing heels all the time, also because Gwyneth Paltrow is 175 and he had to be taller for the part.
176,2Tunman said on 21/Oct/14
Who would be taller Cruise or Downey?(barefeet of course,lol) could both be a weak 5'8 by the way.
keith said on 12/Oct/14
5 foot 8.5 max
the shredder said on 11/Oct/14
How cab people think he is under 5 7 is beyond me. His mugshot crealy shows him 5 9 , take away possible prison footwear and the angle and you still g r t an easy 5 7 plus.
stan said on 10/Oct/14
o goodness! those are...hideously awful! and so obvious! wel, im a secret lift wearer myself, though i only wear 1- 1.5" lift in pretty thin soled shoes, so hardly a lift, really. that, now that is embarassing!
word1234 said on 1/Oct/14
Hey Rob typically how much evidence do you need before you yourself believe someone is taller or shorter than the current listing?
[Editor Rob: sometimes it is cumulative. On a site like this I guess every day I'm looking at films, stills etc and maybe at one point I say 'this other estimate seems to fit better with what I've seen'.]
Arthur said on 30/Sep/14
With Mike Tyson:) Click Here
Arch Stanton said on 26/Sep/14
Why any guy would pick shoes like that, and not even cover them up with bootleg jeans!! Not even embarrassed!! Obviously motivated by nothing but feeling short, no normal guy would pick shoes like that as a fashion choice, although don't quote me on that. Now people frequently talk about Pitt getting 3 inches from his footwear, now something monstrous like those might give at least 3 inches! I bet Downey's stylist has already been in contact with Jake desperately asking to contact that photographer asking where he got the great shoes!
[Editor Rob: they are rare in public, well shoes with giant soles like that, the closest I see is the goth boots but even then not many wear them out and about.]
Arch Stanton said on 25/Sep/14
Rob and page viewers, check out the footwear on the photographer scroll down Click Here !!! I almost thought it was Downey!! Probably even worse...
[Editor Rob: good spot, the new version of Portman's right there!]
Chris said on 25/Sep/14
One thing to remember is that Robert never wore lifts. Hes just too cool of a guybro to be associated with that term. He wore and wears manly brodude enhancers. End of story.
Word1234 said on 22/Sep/14
I do agree downey is an easy strong 5'7 probably wakes up at 172 and by the evening is more 171-171.5cm. I mean I'm sure we've all seen the mug shot where he clearly touches 5'8 but I'm assuming hes wearing footwear? Unless the police station saw his 4 inch platform boots and said take them off. I think the most rational conclusion for downey in bare feet would be 5'7.5
Realist said on 22/Sep/14
@Word1234 Yeah its weird. In some pics he looks almost 7 inches taller and in the others barely 2 inches. But from the photos i would conclude he is a strong 5'7 and wife is a strong 5'2. So downey 171-72 and Susan 158.
Word1234 said on 16/Sep/14
Click Here

Here's downey barefoot with his wife who's listed at 5'3. I'm not sure what to conclude from this.
hurricane brat said on 5/Sep/14
RobV's comment below is the most intelligent comment I've seen on this site for a while
RobV said on 4/Sep/14
As I don't know him personally, I obviously cannot say whether he is a 'phony' or not. We depend upon millions of dollars worth of PR to get our idea of that, telling us how lovely and charming he is.

But I do know he wears quite clunky lifts when in fact he could get himself some stuff that adds inches and is not too noticeably elevated. The higher you want to go, the more limited your options: I know this from my long experience of using lifts and elevators. If you feel you HAVE to gain 3"+ then what you wear stands less chance of being discreet.

I am not sure there is any value in 'being open' about wearing lifts, as it is said he is (the quote I saw was rather qualified, and appeared to kinda suggest that 'you have to do it in film', not on a personal basis to raise your height). I think if I told people, I would almost want to stop doing it - unfortunately, once you tell, it's the first thing people look at and they cannot help but always be aware. Outside of here, it is amazing to realise, most people are not sufficiently aesthetically aware to notice stuff like that unless it is drawn to their attention - even those great big clodhoppers he wears would be missed by most fans or bystanders. But once they ARE aware then they cannot help but comment/focus and it becomes almost THE issue, like a hairpiece.
Sam said on 3/Sep/14
Yeah, his lifts are silly and the listing may even be a little generous but he's charming and funny and a good actor, not a phony. However, I'll be interesting if he can maintain his current fame going in roles outside of the franchise business though (his only non-Iron Man/Sherlock Holmes since Tropic Thunder have come & gone w/ a whimper).
Visitor said on 24/Aug/14
He wears huge life I don't think he's over 5'7.75
JB said on 17/Aug/14
I don't think he's 5'8". 5'7" similar to Tom Cruise.
David said on 15/Aug/14
His shoes are ridiculous, no more than 5ft 6.
Greg said on 9/Aug/14
"This guy is one of the most insecure phonies in show business." I don't think that's fair. He's in a business which, even by virtue of mention on this website, means he's in the public eye and he likes to feel the same heights as others at public events. I like checking out this website, for the same reason Rob created it, because it's kind of interesting to see peoples heights. I do think it's an error though equating height (or an actor's self-consciousness about it - he's human after all) with being a phony. All reports I've seen about this guy is that he's A OK with the public, a good person to bump into and has famously turned his life around.
the shredder said on 3/Aug/14
Downey's shoes are like a little over 2 inches , he can't be under 5'7
javi said on 20/Jul/14
I saw him in Nashville about 2 months ago, Introduced to my boy ( 7 years old) as Iron Man, I'm 5' 9" and even thought he was wearing those ridiculous lifts he barely reached 5'8"
Jimbo said on 8/Jun/14
He has always been floating between the 172 - 173 mark that mugshot proves that at least. But going on 50 id say he lost a slight fraction. 172.
RisingForce said on 7/Jun/14
I agree, shredder, a claim would be interesting. I'd guess he'd claim 5'9", but wouldn't surprise me if he claimed 5'8". I guess someone could try asking him on twitter?
RisingForce said on 30/May/14
Well, that wasn't quite what I meant, ian c., but that's not a bad analogy. Downey's lifts are pretty much the shoe equivalent of a bad toupee! They're about as subtle anyway.
ian c. said on 25/May/14
I see what you mean RisingForce. Maybe it is technically inaccurate to say that Downey wears lifts. Rather, we might say that he wears sneakers with high heels. Similarly, a man wearing a really obvious hairpiece would not be wearing a toupee so much as a hat made of hair.

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