How tall is Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr's Height

5ft 7 ¾ (172.1 cm)

American actor best known for playing Tony Stark in the Iron Man trilogy and Avengers Assemble. He has also starred in such films as Sherlock Holmes, Chaplin, Air America, The Judge, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Tropic Thunder and Less Than Zero. In his 40's he appears to want to look taller so has had a habit of wearing what appear to be elevator style boots and sneakers.

For his roles as Tony Stark and Sherlock he has also been photographed wearing height enhancing footwear to appear taller on screen. In fact, in a JapanTimes interview he said of this lift-wearing, "There's nothing to talk about there - lots of actors do that, both now and in the past. Tom Cruise. Or read up on John Wayne, who even had lifts in his car so he'd look taller driving. Height is one of the rules and practices of this male-enhancing business". Whilst people question whether actors like Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise wear lifts, Robert's a clear example of someone who is out there on the red carpet rocking his own style and not giving a damn!

How tall is Robert Downey Jr
Robert (in his 'Special Sneakers') with Jude Law
Photos by PR Photos
He doesn't like me to wear high heels around him, because he doesn't want me to be taller than him.
-- Gwyneth Paltrow

How tall is Robert Downey Jr
Robert and Gwyneth Paltrow
Photos by PR Photos
I resisted being open to thinking of myself in that framework, that I could do the superhero thing. But maybe I could look like I was six feet tall, in the right boots. I could get my arms a little bigger and not move my face so much when I talked

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Average Guess (531 Votes)
5ft 7.52in (171.5cm)
Slim1.75m said on 27/Nov/23
& Josh brolin.
Slim1.75m said on 25/Nov/23
Keifer Sutherland,RDJ,Jaden Smith, Casey Affleck

All examples of Having tall fathers or siblings and being substantially shorter.
Editor Rob
Another I forgot about was Freddie Jones who was over 6ft and son Toby Jones.
George89 said on 26/Sep/23
You know what. 172cm at night as a dead low for Robert seems unlikely. 173cm down to 171cm at night is realistic and honest for him. Same for Cruise. Cruise at 174cm down to that's not how that's working either. Down to 171cm at night for both.
Weak5'11james said on 8/Jun/23
171-172 range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/May/23
No I think Downey Sr. has John by about an inch there.
Jtm said on 11/May/23
Robert Downey Sr looks close to reilly in that boogie nights scene. Reilly is slouching a bit but then again he was 60 at that time.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/May/23
Rob, Downey Sr. claimed 6ft3 in this interview

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He was also visibly taller than John C. Reilly in Boogie Nights. He was 61 here

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I don't think 6ft3 is impossible peak. I'd definitely put him over 6ft2 flat
uddipta saikia said on 28/Apr/23
I Have a doubt he is 5'8 πŸ™‚
Jazzy3000 said on 26/Apr/23
Doubt he’s over 5’7”.
shoelifts said on 28/Mar/23
5f7 1/4 without the huge lifts he is often wearing
And I think I'm being generous here....I suspect a flat 5ft7 here
Great actor
Meltdown said on 1/Mar/23
He looked easily 3 inches taller than 5ft 6.5 Tom Holland in a lot of pictures, probably 3.5+. But who knows if he was wearing lifts?
Jtm said on 11/Feb/23
he looks at least 7 inches shorter than his father but not sue about footwear or posture.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Feb/23
Rob, could the elder Downey get a page?

At times could look 6ft3. I’d definitely put him over 6ft2 flat anyway. Still looked comfortably over 6ft with Junior in that Netflix documentary
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Feb/23
Yeah, I think Sr. was definitely 6ft2+.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Feb/23
Rob, how tall do you think Downey Sr. was?

I’ve read 6ft3. I think at least 6ft2, possibly 6ft2Β½. In that Netflix documentary they filmed right before he died he still towers over his son.
Editor Rob
Click Here - you could imagine in his peak he might be 6ft 2-2.5
5'7 and a fraction said on 28/Jan/23
5'7 1/2 barefoot without lifts.
Jtm said on 26/Jan/23
i guess 5'7.25 is possible.
Abdulrahman said on 25/Jan/23
How about him being 5’7.25, which is his low height.
Jtm said on 21/Jan/23
i have only heard about him claiming 5'7 and didn't look over that with legit 5'8 guys like donald suterland, malcolm mcdowell ,and andrew mccarthy. the 3 quarters is really not necessary.
Rising174cm said on 13/Jan/23
Posted this on Gibson's page, but relevant here as well: Click Here At 13:19 you see a wide shot of Robert pro-lifers walking next to a 5'9" Mel Gibson and you see them walking on the runway again at 1:19:58 and the difference really isn't big. I'd say 3 cm max so while I no longer believe Gibson was as tall as 176 cm, he had to be 175 cm peak so Robert was at least 172 cm. I assume Gibson didn't wear lifts in this film. That said a full 5'8" guy like Joaquin Phoenix was even closer to Mel's height than Robert so just shy of 5'8" makes sense.

I'm pretty sure Robert claims 5'9", but I've never seen a direct claim from him. The closest was one of his booking sheets which listed him at 5'9" and 165 pounds and those figures probably came from him since the mugshot used for that booking sheet was not the one with the height chart.
Sandy Cowell said on 22/Dec/22
I saw RDJ the other night in the brilliant film β€˜Gothika’; next to Halle Berry he seemed quite tall, but I’d remembered that he’s not.

Agreed 1984here….! He’s an excellent actor. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ˜„πŸŽ„

1984here said on 20/Nov/22
Short guy. Good actor though. 6-7.5 max
Underworld said on 15/Nov/22
@Rob Is It Possible That Robert Started To Lose His Height
Editor Rob
It doesn't look like he's lost anything obvious, but he's now at the physical age in which some losses can start occuring in a good chunk of men.

Saying that, he is no Tom Cruise in terms of the physical action roles he's performed.
Rockaway said on 11/Nov/22
Egregious lifts.
Coldice said on 10/Oct/22
5ft 7 β…’ , 170.4 cm
Slim1.75m said on 18/Aug/22
His Father was like 6'3 he did not inherit his height.
Okidoki said on 16/Aug/22
@Rob Can i ask you, was it difficult to get down to this height, because i guess he very often wears suspect footwear? You probably had to dig deep and long for this one :P
Editor Rob
Only in last decade, but go back to 80's and 90's and I'm struggling to see Robert over 5ft 8 with people.
heightguess said on 4/Aug/22
If funny the amount of height changes he has in a film cause of the lifts.
Jimmy_ESB_182 said on 27/Jul/22
Much shorter than his dad because his mom is short. Just like Kiefer Sutherland
Rukmini Singh said on 27/Jul/22
I Think He Is 171 cm
But Doesn't Looks 172 cm
All Time Blockbuster said on 25/Jul/22
@Rob Is There Any Chance For 171 cm or 170 cm For Robert
Editor Rob
I'd rule out 170-171 range...171-172 is lowest kind of range I'd attempt to argue.
Farhan Qazi said on 8/Jul/22
Rob sir how much do you think does his ex-wife measures?
Herkules said on 21/Jun/22
Cybille Shepherd was taller than him in Chances are, and she was wearing flats!!! Anything above 5 ft 7 for Robert is impossible!
Uday Singh said on 15/Jun/22
This Man Can Fight At Any Age Looking Good 57+
Chris4L said on 10/Jun/22
5’7-ish” seems about right, imho. 5’8” in shoes if he didn’t wear those big boots. Haha
Sinclair said on 4/Jun/22
Rob, who would you say is taller, Downey Jr. or Tom Cruise?
Editor Rob
Well they have been given the same, but if I were to bet on it...I wouldn't, because to me it could be a toss up over a small fraction.
David Chan said on 12/May/22
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Check out this photo. It would probably clear up a few things.
Editor Rob
Definitely clears up that Downey likes Elevator Boots, as with many that give 3 inches, you have to make the front of the boot shorter than normal because when you raise your heels, lengthwise the foot becomes smaller.

It's always a good giveaway for spotting real elevators.
J J said on 11/May/22
I think people are wayyyy too hard on him and his height. In old photos he is definitely a good 5’9. I think he’s genuinely an average height guy
Blasto said on 8/May/22
5’7” flat at the max.
HowardWolowitz said on 8/May/22
Hi Rob, how does he equalize with 5'9" Gwyneth wearing heels ? Is there something in his shoe ? It looks like a 1inch sneakers.
Editor Rob
Robert does wear elevator sneakers so sometimes what looks like 1 inch, is really 2 inch sneakers.
Njp said on 23/Apr/22
Downey pre lift wearing with 5’6.5” Richard Attenborough on the set of Chaplin Click Here
Droopy 173cm said on 15/Apr/22
@Rob he is downgraded from 174 to 173 cm in google. Do you think 173 cm can be his actual height?
Editor Rob
Highest I think I would guess. I think still somewhere in 172cm zone.
Al89 said on 13/Apr/22
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More special shoes!
Darksol64 said on 25/Mar/22
so in the second pic the girl is 5'9 barefoot and is wearing heels, putting her around 6'0 actual height. And yet this almost 5'8 dude is barely shorter than her!

Wow! Must have some serious lifts in there (Like, way more than I'd have ever guessed possible)

He may reach near a weak 5'8 so I'll guess that for the hell of it.

Must be hell trying to walk in such a contraption.
Johnny Miles said on 19/Mar/22
5’8 in a half
vY said on 17/Mar/22
When you type in Robert Downey Jr height on google it says he is 6’3 now
Editor Rob
Maybe got mixed up with his Father Downey Sr?
uddipta saikia said on 16/Feb/22
He Is 170 to 171 range
Zero said on 28/Jan/22
His proportions are in the 5’6-5’7 range for sure
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Jan/22
I thought as much, Rob. Anyway, he's still a heartthrob, shortish or not! πŸ’“
Zero said on 16/Jan/22
The average guess is spot on he’s the same height as Justin Bieber
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Jan/22
Robert doesn't look 2.5" shorter than Jude Law in the above picture. He does have spiky hair, but no way can that account for that difference so I'm wondering if it could be his shoes or the photo angle....πŸ€”β“

Editor Rob
He does have hidden inserts in those sneakers.
V for 1984 said on 3/Jan/22
Rising174cm said on 17/Dec/21
His 2000 booking sheet should probably be mentioned at the top: Click Here People talk about the 1999 mugshot because of the height chart, but the 2000 booking sheet has him at 5'9" and 165, which probably reflects his claim as police usually ask you or get the info from your driver's license.

Downey could look under 5'8" pre-Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. He was in an 80s film with 5'8" Kiefer Sutherland called "1969" and Kiefer was taller than Robert. Also, 5'9" peak Anthony Hopkins looked about 1.5" taller in Chaplin to me. I think Hopkins could have been 176 cm range in the 70s and 80s as he edged Mel Gibson in The Bounty even when Hopkins had less footwear, for one example. But it's unclear to me if Hopkins had lost a fraction by then since he was looking 5'8" max 6 years later in Meet Joe Black with Brad Pitt. I believe Robert was also shorter than 5'8" Andrew McCarthy in Less Than Zero.

However there are several good wide shots of Robert and 5'9" Mel Gibson on the runway in Air America and Robert only looks about an inch shorter, or 3 cm at the absolute most. I can't find the scenes online at the moment, but these stills show they had similar footwear: Click Here Click Here In later scenes, Mel had boots and Robert looked to have Converse type sneakers: Click Here But in the runway scenes with similar footwear, Robert looked at least 172-173 cm with Mel. If Mel was as tall as 176 cm(which I leave open a small possibility for) then Robert looked at least 173 cm in that film.

Other than that film and a few other exceptions pre-Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, the average guess could be spot on for Robert. That said, I still think Rob's listing is better. In his sneakers and lifts, Robert generally pass for a solid 5'9"-5'9.5" guy. I think he gets about 2"-2.5" actual height from his sneakers + lifts. So 5'7.75" would make sense pulling off a solid 5'9" in those shoes.
Truth2077 said on 13/Dec/21
172.5 cm
Carolinne Puta said on 5/Dec/21
Esse rob tΓ‘ maluco! Nunca viu filme nos anos 80? Ele tem bem menos que 170 cm!
Editor Rob
In the 80's he could look under 5ft 8, but I'm not sure as low as 170cm.
Stavro said on 3/Dec/21
Have seen him in person. He’s more like 5’6”.
Ethan Larsen said on 16/Nov/21
Weak 5'7" in that photo
Morpheu said on 14/Nov/21
Rob Paul do you think you have more or less wingspan than him?
Editor Rob
I am not sure. One thing with wearing decent lifts is that it might give an effect of making your wingspan seem shorter, relative to your 'new height' with lifts.
MaskDeMasque 5'9.5 said on 4/Oct/21
Around 5'7.5. I think he'd be the same height as Tom cruise. The lifts he wears are monsters lol I recently watched due date with him and zach galifinikas and he looked about 2.5 to 3 inches taller, in reality he'd be 0.5 or 0.75 at most taller than Zach.
Jumanji Tall said on 29/Sep/21
He is 5'9" with 3" lifts. Do the math. 5'6" he is.
Pete Johnson said on 26/Sep/21
Hi Rob... I wonder if you could please consider revising your entry here, I think there's no way Downey Jr. is as tall as 5'7" 3/4... look at him here with massive boot lifts next to Mark Ruffalo, who you list as 5'7" 1/2, actually shorter than what you list RDJ as.

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Tall Sam said on 22/Sep/21
He’s never far from his lifts around Paltrow, but I give him credit for being honest about it, making him one of the few in Hollywood to be an honest lift sporter.
eduar said on 22/Sep/21
Robert Downey looks taller than Gwyneth Paltrow
meezemaker said on 19/Sep/21
I cant see him taller than 171.5 cm 's Mark Ruffalo in Zodiac, and maybe one cm less.

I guess by his weak stature, and long fake legs, Rdj is 171-170
MaskDeMasque 5'9.5 said on 18/Sep/21
5'7.75 or 5'7.5 at worst. Would be interesting to see him barefoot with Cruise.
Hong said on 18/Sep/21
Click Here Look at how tall he looks in this pic? he looks close to 6ft in comparison to the other guys,but of course his boots may be giving him a little bit of a lift πŸ˜†
David Tang said on 2/Sep/21
hey rob his mugshot and report says 5'9-5'10. but you debunked the mugshot heights
Editor Rob
He did have a fair bit of hair in the mugshot, but probably just half inch prison 'vans' or 'plimsoles' as I'd call them.
Johnson said on 20/Aug/21
Yes Rob angles can be tricky

I found more shots and now it looks a bigger difference
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Editor Rob
That evans sneaker might even be just 1/2 inch range looking again...Downey is using the trick of shifting weight onto one leg to give himself another cm too.
Johnson said on 18/Aug/21
@Rob another shot of that pic

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Editor Rob
Again the difference seems just a bit less than 2....however you can find them in other moments in that footwear like here...and you have a solid 5ft 8 range guy like Renner.

Evans has weak footwear there, I doubt they are much over 0.6 inches, at most 0.7
Johnson said on 18/Aug/21
@Rob can you tell me how much difference tou see in this picture??

I am interested only in the pic (I know Downey is famous because of lifts)

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Editor Rob
The visible difference seems like 1.5-1.75 inches, however maybe because of the position of Downey, it could be a little more.

There was a guy just recently claiming he knows for a fact Evans is 5ft 10...which I find hard to imagine. 5ft 11.5 for Chris yes, I wouldn't rule that out.
Blu said on 11/Aug/21
His ex wife is 5'9 and towers over him with heels. I think maybe 5'6ish or 5'7 exactly.
Elene said on 7/Aug/21
I will go 5’8 for him
spider said on 28/Jul/21
Is it possible that RDJ may have had limbs lengthening surgery . He seems very height obsessed.
Allie said on 21/Jul/21
For all the comments below wondering why RDJ didn’t end up as tall as his dad, who was reportedly 6’2-3, I think people forget that his mother was short, judging from the pictures I’ve seen. So his height isn’t that surprising. Kind of like Kiefer Sutherland (tall dad, short mom) and he didn’t really get his fathers height either.

As for RDJ, I’d say 5’7-8 range.
Amal John said on 12/Jul/21
I just wonder if he is even shorter than both Tom Cruise and Jackie Chan. There is an old photo of RDJ and Tommy together where they are both in flats and Tom edges over RDJ by a slight margin. I don't know if it was the standing position which gave Cruise and advantage over RDJ. Also there is an old photo of RDJ and Jackie where RDJ has an edge over the latter but I suspect if it was because of their positioning.
Help please Rob?
Anyway, I'm giving him a 5'8".
shweta said on 6/Jun/21
5'7.5 max
Ashton kelly said on 4/Jun/21
Editor rob, please add Bollywood actor sushant singh rajput's height. In google it shows 178cm but actually he is 181.6 cm. Please analyse his height and post it. Please it's a request
Walle said on 17/May/21
Sometimes i get confused with the height of avengers cast :v if chris evans is 6'0 tall, obviously Robert (with his massive shoes lift of course) must be at least 5'11 in this photo Click Here .But when standing next to 6'3 chris hemsworth , he looks like he's only 5'9 tall with shoes lift :v Click Here. What do you think, Mr.Rob ?
Editor Rob
maybe Evans had a bit thinner footwear, but Downey could look near 5ft 10 with Chris
Slim 6'1.5 said on 29/Apr/21
Evans seems to edge him by 10-11cm
172 at best 171 at worst
Lava said on 11/Apr/21
170,8 cm
Moustache said on 30/Mar/21
5’7 max. Always wearing lits. His shoes are too big with his body proportions.
fasdlfkj said on 7/Mar/21
Rewatching all of his scenes in the Marvel movies, it's so hard to ignore the lifts. Like his proportions just don't match his height and his shoes are awkwardly tall. Great actor though.
Beau said on 26/Feb/21

I don't think Tom's PR went wrong anywhere... Tom, like Sylvester, has roots in the action star arena, are often leading men, and they both get hammered about their height - they basically convey super alpha dudes in the movies.

RDJ got his start as a comedic/character actor and it really wasn't until his career revival he stepped in the action star part, and he did it with comedic flair (and lifts apparently).
Duhon said on 23/Feb/21
Funny how most in the public don't consider RDJ short but Tom Cruise is viewed as a border-line midget by some despite the fact they are probably the exact same height. I've always wondered where Tom Cruise's PR went wrong?
MaskDeMasque said on 22/Feb/21
Looks between 5'7 and 5'8. 5'7.5
slim 6'1 said on 21/Feb/21
Vincent Caleb
Too hard to tell apart, arguably they are gonna measure within a quarter inch with each other!
Vincent Caleb said on 19/Feb/21
Who would you bet on between Downey and Cruise?
Genau said on 7/Feb/21
solid 172 cm
Jakey said on 31/Jan/21
His body proportion ar of a 5 foot 7 inch guy, but height I'd go for 172cm
bird in box said on 10/Jan/21
5'7 and a half looks fine for him
slim 6'1 said on 4/Jan/21
171.5-172 never looks diminutive or dwarf like he’s just the top of short
slim 6'1 said on 4/Jan/21
@Christian good point he is one of the most popular actors
slim 6'1 said on 2/Jan/21
FriedChicken said on 19/Dec/20
5'7 1/2 is the lowest I'd go
BenSolooo said on 13/Dec/20
How much of a difference is between him and Ben Stiller and Jack Black? I can’t tell exactly, but I would guess not more than 5cm, probably even less of a difference. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if he is 170.5cm, but I am gonna go with 171cm. But in the morning he is probably taller.
RJT said on 13/Dec/20
It's official! Rob is taller than both Downey Jr & Cruise! That's quite an accomplishment don't ya think :)
Genau said on 12/Dec/20
i think RDJ and Tom Cruise both need a downgrade RDJ seems more 5ft7 1/4 and Cruise 5ft7 flat
Liam Hill said on 4/Dec/20
Robert's ankles are going to have serious problems or probably already have serious problems from wearing shoe lifts all the time.
ALEXIZ/180cm said on 22/Nov/20
170 cm max.
Ana 172cm said on 11/Nov/20
RDJ is 175cm tall. See this picture of him standing in front of a height chart (ofc they made him stand barefeet in front of the chart): Click Here
Slim 6'1@ said on 4/Nov/20
Could be a bit shorter than this like 171.5
Njp said on 23/Oct/20
5’6.75” tops. In the picture above with 5’10” Jude Law he looks around 5’8.75” and his lifts are making his feet ridiculously steep. I bet he gets calf cramps πŸ˜‚
Slim 6'1" said on 9/Oct/20
Christian, good point πŸ‘
Ricky muliawan said on 29/Sep/20
Ron, any chance downey Jr height same with shahrukh khan ?
Editor Rob
of course there is a bit of a chance they are height twins!
Nik Ashton said on 20/Sep/20
Some people out there think that he wears lifts!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 12/Sep/20
Underrated? He's considered one of the top actors in Hollywood. Not to say that he's a bad actor or anything though.
Slim 6'1" said on 9/Sep/20
Underrated actor, watch the Sherlock movies and Chaplin. Tropic thunder was awesome as well
Slim 6'1" said on 9/Sep/20
171-172cm strong 5’7” close to 5’8” but just missed out on the mighty below average mark he is short especially next to Jude law u can just tell due to body proportions but he is one great actor,
bernie said on 28/Aug/20
I even doubt this 171 - 172 cm.. Lucky if hes 5'7"
Sunil Sahota said on 27/Aug/20
When it comes to portraying Tony Stark who is described as being 6'1" tall (without armor), the poor dude has it all aside from the height. The 5'7" range is spot on for Robert.
Neo said on 26/Aug/20
Rob, what do you think his peak height was?
Editor Rob
Almost 5ft 8, I don't think Downey has really lost anything noticeable yet.
LogicalLB said on 26/Aug/20
5'7 tops
ty$on da 5'11 said on 21/Aug/20
major height faker but still gotta love the guy
Slim 6'1" said on 7/Aug/20
looks short next to jude law, u can just tell due to the body proportions
Slim 6'1" said on 7/Aug/20
nearer 5'7 than 5'8 171 area is the nail on the coffin
LogicalLB said on 3/Aug/20
No more than 5'7, I'll bet money on it!
Chumlan said on 23/Jul/20
Who cares he's iron man.
Editor Rob
Which is interesting because that role seemed to introduce him to a liking for bigger footwear, which he's worn basically ever since taking on the role.
Kebapsever said on 17/Jul/20
172cm-173cm spot on.
Rick Teng said on 3/Jul/20
I don't think he would be that conscientious about his height if he was over 5'8".
Editor Rob
I don't think up until Iron Man, Downey wore extravagant footwear, but once he got the taste for heels and elevators, suddenly for the last 15 years, he's been seen a lot more.

Whether he pays for it down the line with feet/ligament/ankle problems is another matter!
Jam Cherry said on 26/Jun/20
@Angus u r overestimating height by a big margin
Angus said on 24/Jun/20
i would say 5 ft 8.5. to 5 ft 8.75 peak and 5 ft 8.5 flat today
Angus said on 24/Jun/20
looks closer to 5ft9 than 5 ft 8 barefoot probably 5 ft 11 in lifts
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Jun/20
Robert Downey Junior's father, Robert Downey Senior, turns 84 today. I found a staggering 6ft3 for Mr Downey Senior!

πŸŽ‚ Happy Birthday to Robert Downey Snr!

Robert Downey Jr gets 5ft7.75 πŸ˜πŸ‘
Jeffrey Pedal? said on 23/Jun/20
Rob, how do you think of his weight? He is near 165/170 lbs?
Editor Rob
In some films might be 170-180 range, when he bulked up a bit.
JohnMoore-162cm said on 11/Jun/20
Angus said on 30/May/20
he looks 174 cm even without lifts i would guess 174 cm barefoot and 180 cm lifts

No way 174 cm , 172 cm max !
Andy5'91/2 said on 9/Jun/20
This guy is the king of lifts
Angus said on 30/May/20
he looks 174 cm even without lifts i would guess 174 cm barefoot and 180 cm lifts
James roy said on 25/May/20
Hey rob do you think 5'7 flat could be possible for him
Editor Rob
I just can't see Robert measuring that low. He looks too tall in elevator sneakers to really be a 5ft 7 guy flat guy.
Angus said on 25/May/20
lowest 5ft 8.25 most 5.8.75
Liam k said on 9/May/20
I agree with 183john
JohnMoore-162cm said on 2/May/20
@Rob-What is Robert's peak height ?
Editor Rob
I am not sure he's lost anything noticeable yet.
5.9 legit guy said on 2/May/20
Thanks @Editor Rob,one day I hope I will able to meet you
Jam Cherry said on 1/May/20
Even with the photos with Jude and Gwen he wearing lifts is clearly evident, RDJ the awesome ironman is like 171 cm actually but like 5 foot 11 in MCU with those lifts
5.9 legit guy said on 25/Apr/20
I need the opinion of some heigth experts here,as Rob Paul,Canson etc...
And if someone could explain me how to upload pictures here it would be awesome
I think Grayson Boucher,aka The Professor, is inflating his height.Claims a ridiculous 5'10,here in this youtube video Click Here minutes 4:34 and 6:23with James Harden legit 6'4 seems a weak 5'8. I think Rob Paul is taller than him
Editor Rob
He might be closer to 5ft 8 than 10 compared to Harden, well certainly wouldn't guess him taller than 5ft 8!
You can't really upload any photos, but just include a link, use or to shorten any links to an image.
Lakheswar Saikia said on 13/Apr/20
He is 5'7.7 feet for his body
JohnMoore-162cm said on 11/Apr/20
@TheBat- "5'8.5" when younger.", no way he was 174 cm peak , 172 cm peak max
Ema said on 6/Apr/20
This guy looks like he is wearing 5 inch high heels for some reason. I wouldn't be surprised if this guy is only 5ft6
Sandy A Cowell said on 4/Apr/20
πŸŽ‚πŸ˜€ Happy Birthday Robert Downey Junior! πŸ˜€πŸŽ‚

A Very Happy Birthday to Robert Downey Junior, who celebrates turning all the fives, 5️⃣5️⃣, today. Have a great time, Robert! 😁

5ft7.75. 🎈🎊🎁

6footTom said on 26/Mar/20

I have a friend whose parents were 5'6"(Dad) and 5'5"(Mom) respectively and grew to be only 5'1". I asked how was that possible and he just jokes that he got screwed in the height department. He's not wrong, I mean my parents were actually about the same height as his, but I still ended up way taller.
183John said on 21/Feb/20
You’ve gotta consider things like drug abuse at an extremely young age hindered his growth
Johan123 said on 11/Feb/20
Sub-5’7” guy who wears lifts.

Met him at Earth Day at UC Davis in his pre-Iron Man days, and was really surprised at how tiny he was.
ASG said on 10/Feb/20
Poor guy. I’d be pissed if I had a 6’2-6’3 dad and only grew to 5’8. At least 5’10.5 would be a satisfiable range in those circumstances.
Jkiller said on 25/Jan/20
Frame of a 5'7 guy. I'll give him 171cm max.
raven said on 7/Jan/20
i can tell it is possible to be 5'7 at night but anyway.its very interesting and i am sure a lot of people including me want to know how tall do you think he could be in his lifts ? lets say according to those that he wore in the picture above with jude law ? and in other lifts like in boots or tony stark heels ? thanks
raven said on 2/Jan/20
Hi there Rob. Let me ask you if RDJ is 171-172 cm tall how tall would he be at night ?
Editor Rob
I wouldn't go much less than the current listing for his lowest
Ema said on 22/Dec/19
His frame looks kinda like a 5ft 6 guy or 5ft 7 at most considering he is wearing 4 inch lifts.
Wombats tharwne said on 6/Dec/19
He looked 5ft 6 (168cm) in barefoot
Alok said on 29/Nov/19
In the avengers movie...Especially endgame Robert Downey jr looked equal in height to Chris Evans so I assume that he is around 5'10...I don't know if it is shoelift or graphics but he fitted right in
Editor Rob
He's had various high heels in Avengers movies and in fact his Stylist for Iron Man 3 got him custom boots with 3 inch internal lifts.

That's why he always appeared taller in Marvel films.
Allie said on 24/Nov/19
Hi Rob! How tal would you guess his father, Robert Downey Sr is?

He does look quite a bit taller than him but I’m not sure on the 1.91/6’3 guess I saw on Google.
Editor Rob
6ft 2 could be possible for him.
Drummond said on 13/Nov/19
Unless there is some camera trickery or custom-made lifts involved there is no way a 5'7 guy can look one or two mich shorter than a 6 foot guy. If Chris Evans was in the 5'10,that would be possible, but he isn't. I am myself a hand on heart 5'7 short guy wearing normal shoes, and even the average guy dwarfs me on the street... Obviously they're not all 6'2!
Muhammad said on 31/Oct/19
Rob how much height do you think Downey's got in his shoes in the 3rd and 4th picture

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Editor Rob
The 3rd one might be a bit bigger, like giving between 3-3.5 of actual height, the last one not quite as big.

The toebox area on elevator boots is usually smaller because the higher the angle inside the boot/shoe, basically the smaller your footprint becomes. The length from heel to toe on elevator boots will always be less than your normal footwear gives.

It will be interesting to see if Downey continues wearing them as he gets older. He clearly loves them and the extra boost to his own perceived height.
SD172 said on 22/Oct/19
Robert Downey Jr.was a legend...Anyway in the MCU, Ironman/Tony Stark is listed as 5'9 185lbs with black hair and brown eyes Click Here
Compare this to Chris Evans' Captain America/Steve Rogers who is 6'2 like the comics Click Here
Nik Ashton said on 19/Oct/19
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover - That is a great question!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Oct/19
Rob, who do you think would measure tallest out of Downey, Cruise and Gervais?
Editor Rob
I think that is a hard one, I'd put Gervais as less likely to hit almost 5ft 8 compared to the other 2
Importer said on 14/Oct/19
This guy tiptoes in his shoes for movie scenes.
Click Here pause 7:04
Andrew Shane said on 12/Oct/19
He never said he was 5’9 he said he was 5’8 1/2 or 174cm which rounds up to 5’9
TheBat said on 10/Oct/19
5'8" flat without lifts. Possibly 5'8.5" when younger.
Nik said on 29/Sep/19
@ Abdullah - That's amazingly interesting!
Bobby Brown said on 12/Sep/19
He’s 174 on google guys he’s rounding up smh he’s looked 5’8 1/2 at times
Jackson said on 12/Sep/19

no he just wears massive lifts. Plenty of guys wear lifts in Hollywood but Robert wears the biggest by far. His shoes even look custom made for the lifts. AKA elevator shoes.
NvrPaysAttention said on 14/Aug/19
Yeah his proportions def give away that he’s not 5’9 barefoot. Average guess of 5’7 is probably correct.
Ethyn said on 10/Aug/19
I’d say 5 ft 9.
Johan 185 cm said on 25/Jul/19
Nash Burges said on 24/Jul/19
In almost all of his pictures with Chris Evan's (who is supposed to be 6 feet), Robert looks not more than one or two inches shorter than him so it is ridiculous for people to say he is 5'7".


He wears huge lifts he admits to it. They give near 3 inches of height, look at my pics with Gibson. He could look 2 inches smaller in the past and now they look the same height.
Nash Burges said on 24/Jul/19
In almost all of his pictures with Chris Evan's (who is supposed to be 6 feet), Robert looks not more than one or two inches shorter than him so it is ridiculous for people to say he is 5'7".
Johan 185 cm said on 17/Jul/19
I just saw you have Gibson now at 5'9.5" peak, surely he is no more than 5'7.5" then Rob?
Editor Rob
A weak 5ft 8 range, rather than a strong one looked likely with Mel
Johan 185 cm said on 14/Jul/19
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This is how he used to look with 5'10" Mel Gibson without lifts.

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Now maybe Gibson has lost a little but this shows how much lifts he is using.

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Gibson is wise to it haha.
Importer said on 13/Jul/19
@Leif Elliot they boost him just enough to look an inch shorter than Evans on screen and in some scenes he looks 4 shorter than hemsworth. Remember Tony stark is 6'1, Steve Rogers 6'2, Thor 6'6 in comics so they try to replicate that on screen as best as they can.
Leif Elliott said on 8/Jul/19
He's not 6'0"? He looks about as tall as Chris Evans or,Hemsworth in he wearing heels in it?
Alex 6'3.25 said on 2/Jul/19
170-171 cm
houss said on 26/Jun/19
Rob how did you know that his sneakers are special
Editor Rob
Let's say he ain't paying $50 for a pair.
Hijoputamus said on 25/Jun/19
There are lads like Robert or Bono that wear tricky shoes and it’s so obvious it makes them cool. Other lads like Brad or Tom use to dissimulate it which makes them look insecure and then we have lads like Mario Lopez or Marky Mark that even when they forget to wears their lifts and stand 5ft7 they claim theyr 5ft11!!
Robert is a cool guy and very talented also ...yeah, sometimes some celebrities are actually talented *wink wink*
DiMase said on 23/Jun/19
I met RDJ in a Chicago restaurant, years ago, when he was filming US Marshals. I went up to his table and he stood up to greet me! I was shocked by that, and by how short he was. I’m 5’4” (1/8” less actually, if we’re being technical) and had on low heels. He wasn’t all that much taller than me. He reminded me of my Dad’s height, which is 5’6”, I remembered. Very nice and energetic. He was sitting with a man and introduced him as his producer..that guy did not look pleased! But RDJ couldn’t have been friendlier!!
Mambo said on 8/Jun/19
Rob, who is the bigger liftwearer between him and Bono?
Editor Rob
I'd say Downey is attempting at times to be more 'discreet' by wearing internal lifts or actual custom elevators, but Bono just likes a decent thick sole to give him a wee boost.
179cm guy said on 3/Jun/19
Solid 171-172cm guy. I don't think that he'd edge out someone like Mark Ruffalo or Oscar Isaac (when he's not wearing his lifts that is).
dbrunje said on 30/May/19
Rob who would you say are the biggest lift wearers in Hollywood?
Editor Rob
Downey is the clear winner.

I think Tom went through a period of wearing some elevators, but he's ditched them from what I can tell.

Reynolds was the 70's and 80's version of Downey, to the point others were describing him as over 6ft, even 6ft 5!

There is an article I did last year Here, I think it's worth looking at the last photo of Zac Posen as that is a typical elevator shoe with 1.4 inch heel and internal lift.
Betty said on 14/May/19
I think RDJ Is 1.73m without shoes, however, with the shoes he seems to be 1.80m
Let's Say... Constructive Feedback said on 14/May/19
Once I Googled his height up and it said 5'7". Then I Googled Tom Holland's height. 5'8".


*muttering to myself* Lies, they are. Lies from these so-called "celebs"
cmillzz said on 13/May/19
really 5’7 range
Darrel said on 12/May/19
Short is all I know, look closely at his ridiculous shoes, how does he not fall down
Kimblemur said on 9/May/19
Definitely not 5’8
Joe Schmo said on 5/May/19
I had no idea he was that short. But it works well to make his cast mates like Liam Hemsworth and Chris Evans look taller.
6footTom said on 5/May/19
@Pedro Rocha

People are just naturally more comfortable with taller leading men. Ideally, height shouldn't matter but being taller naturally commands more respect and presence on a psychological level. It's why actors like RDJ and Tom Cruise are very self-conscious about their height and directors are constantly trying to hide their below average stature.
TheBat said on 2/May/19
The camera angles with the lifts in Endgame was really weird at times, it got hilarious at times.
Pedro Rocha said on 2/May/19
Why They dont accepted a 5'7" ironman? In the movies all heroes(including the somente) looks like the same height. It Is because something cinemathographic?
RDJ wears huge lifts said on 1/May/19
He is wearing massive platforms lifts on the new pictures of Avengers Endgame,almost 4 inches
Doing so he looks similar in height to 6 footer Chris Evans,this is absolutely crazy !
grizz said on 1/May/19
@JD 5'9", I know it was. But was that really necessary?
N@ndes said on 30/Apr/19
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6footTom said on 30/Apr/19

It was kinda funny how much RDJ's height shifted around Chris Evans in that movie. He can look either almost the same height, to slightly shorter to being completely dwarfed by Evans in wide shots.
JD 5'9" said on 30/Apr/19
@grizz You could tell that was camera work.
grizz said on 26/Apr/19
There were several scenes in Endgame when RDJ looked taller than Evans (without the Iron Man suit!). Absolutely ridiculous.
Mimi said on 26/Apr/19
He is a great actor. Although not tall at least he doesn't hide the fact he wears height boosting footwear. I will say he's near 5ft8
Johan 185 cm said on 25/Apr/19
He wears lifts people, even admits to it. What that means is that he can have up to 2 inches more footwear than people in regular 1 inch footwear.

He is nowhere near 5'9 just look back in time to when he starred with Mel Gibson a real 5'9 range guy.
Jackson said on 24/Apr/19
Look at the size of these lifts!!! He is 6’0” nearly in these. Crazy.

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aj s said on 22/Apr/19
photos with him with Maggie Gyllenhaal and kevin gordon prove 5'9
Jake C said on 21/Apr/19
5’9 look at him with Kevin Gordon he’s Atlesdt half inch to an inch taller.
Jackson said on 11/Apr/19
Seeing him looking taller than Paul Rudd on Kimmel and towering over Ruffalo is just odd. His lifts are massive in some of these new avengers press pictures. There was an interview where Mark Ruffalo just said β€œI’m the shortest avenger I look up to everyone” and I just admire how he doesn’t call out RDJ because they’re actually the same size! Ruffalo just owns his height and doesn’t wear massive lifts.
K.A 188 said on 10/Apr/19
Lol atleast he is honest and talks about.
Jackson said on 8/Apr/19
@Jack Sparrow

WOW. His foot barely even stays in the shoe. Those lifts must be at the very least 3 inches.
Jack Sparrow said on 7/Apr/19
Special sneakers in full effect tonight Click Here
Logan M Barringer said on 25/Mar/19
Barefoot 5'7" 1/2. In lifts and shoes using camera angles 6'1" 1/2.
billionaireslayer said on 23/Mar/19
5'6, Massive lift wearer, up there with Stallone/Diesel/Cruise.
I think Cruise and Downey would be very close barefoot.
QQOO said on 21/Mar/19
5'7" at most, could not be higher than 5'8"
Darius said on 27/Jan/19
5'7.5"- is the best billing for Robert Downey Jr.'s height though with benefit of doubt, 5'7.75" is considerable.
He seems like half an inch shorter than Andrew Mcarthy who claimed 5'8", Looked similar to Ruffalo, and there are similar examoles in the comments out below that all leads to his height being somewhere around 5'7" range than 5'8" range.
With obvious lifts and elevator shoes, he looks 5'9" to 5'10" range!
jonas said on 12/Jan/19
A lift king, def Shorter then more 5"8 something Depp. I thought they where twins before. This guy is 5"7 on a good day
Rising - 174 cm said on 6/Jan/19
Here's RDJ pre-lifts in 2003 looking like he'd be a bit shorter(even when you remove the tilt) than a roughly 5'8"(possibly 5'8.5") Malcolm McDowell going by eye level: Click Here

@Logan: The shoes Downey has worn for Iron Man and Avenger films are often far bigger than what he even wears in public and he's also admitted to standing on boxes for close ups. So any height he appears in anything other than a wide shot should be taken with a grain of salt. Click Here Click Here Click Here Those will all add more height than those high tops with lifts he usually wears off screen. Those heels alone in the first pic will add 3" even without an internal lift
Trevor Long said on 25/Dec/18
Rob what's going on here ? He looks taller than 5'8 listed (by the UFC) Brian Ortega in this picture

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The problem is, Brian Ortega is really not 5'8. Here with Joe Rogan and Dana White :

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Looks to have footwear advantage on Dana, but not on Joe. I'd give him 5'9

Ortega with Mike Tyson :

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Is Iron Man listed too low ?
Editor Rob
Since he wears elaborate footwear, it can be hard to see him in just normal shoes/sneakers.
Logan Barringer said on 25/Dec/18
@ JD so with the slouching hed still be a weak 6'1" which is still about 5 inches taller than Downey Jr. Has to be his lifts and camera angles.
JD 5'9" said on 20/Dec/18
@Logan Barringer Chris Pratt also slouches a lot.
Logan Barringer said on 12/Dec/18
@Rob he must wear massive lifts and heels in the avenger movies. Dude was on par with Chris pratt who is a weak 6'2". Unless it's just camera angles.
Editor Rob
His elevators and camera advantages I think helped him well at times.
Rising - 174 cm said on 27/Nov/18
Here's Downey pre-lifts with Katie Holmes in flats: Click Here Click Here and shoes: Click Here Click Here Not surprisingly, Katie is bending her knee and slouching so I don't know if you can tell anything from that, but with RDJ and Cruise compared a lot, I thought it'd be interesting. Btw, the shorter actor in front of Downey is Keith Gordon. You may remember them both in Back to School with Rodney Dangerfield. I'm not sure about his height, but pretty sure Downey was taller in the film too.

@Danimal: Your hairline isn't the top of your head. Downey has a lot of extra hair, but his hair ends up over 5'10". You're right that Downey is in front of the chart and the camera is low so he should look taller than he is. He looks about 5'9" in shoes and his eye level is at about 5'4.5", but his chin can't be higher than 4'11" in the pic so I think we can rule out a 10" head. A 9"-9.5" head would put him more like 5'8"-5'8.5" in shoes.
Danimal 5'9 3/4 said on 24/Nov/18
Like Tom Cruise, Stallone, Arnold, Will Smith, Justin Bieber and several others on this site, you have him at least 1" too high.
Here is his arrest photo from 1999. The camera is looking up at him rather than being straight, giving the illusion that he's higher up on the height chart. Also, his hair is a good 2" higher than the top of his head. Look carefully at where the top of his hairline ends and adjust the camera angle. What you have is a guy who hits the 5'8" mark on the height chart behind him IN SHOES. So, even if he's in 1" shoes, he's not over the 5'7" barefoot. If his shoes are more than 1", he's automatically UNDER 5'7" barefoot: Click Here
Editor Rob
I am well aware of the prison chart, it's been discussed on and off over a decade. I do think prison shoes are like half inch or so.
Bobby 5'10 said on 12/Nov/18
Hasn't he always had a 5'8 listing. Why the downgrade?
Editor Rob
Over a year ago I decided almost 8 suited him.
Rising - 174 cm said on 30/Oct/18
@Anonynon: Why do you care if Downey wants to be taller and wears lifts to achieve that? It's not like he denies it when asked and has even volunteered that info and joked about it. I guarantee many who see Downey will be surprised "Iron Man" and "Sherlock Holmes" struggles to reach 5'8" so it makes perfect sense. I remember a commercial advertising lifts that used a 5'9" man reaching almost 6' as the example. Btw, stuffing 2" lifts into those high tops won't get him 3", but these elevator boots he wore to the Infinity War premiere might: Click Here
Anonynon said on 25/Oct/18
Has a very normal height which I'd love to have, but wears lifts that give 3+ inches.
What a joke... probably one of those clowns who is never satisfied.
TheBat said on 23/Oct/18
5’8.5 would’ve been his peak height. As of now, most likely a flat 5’8” through the majority of the day and 5’7.75” before bed. And it’s crazy that comic book Iron Man is 6’1”.
Mrs. Castro said on 21/Oct/18
173.0cm immediately out of bed and 171.0cm~171.5cm before bed.

Bieber certainly is taller than he.
Rising - 174 cm said on 4/Oct/18
He's about this listing. Could be 5'7.5" too, but a lot of the sneakers he wears would otherwise add only 0.6"-0.7" without lifts and even though he looks to sometimes stuff 2" lifts into them, the actual height he gains isn't as much as you'd think. They just wind up ridiculously obvious, but probably only add 2"-2.5" in actual height. He could look similar to 5'9" Jamie Foxx at The Soloist premiere: Click Here Click Here Click Here and here's some short video: Click Here His sneakers don't even really look ridiculous there.
Legit 6'2 said on 3/Oct/18
Blantant 5.7 guy
Massive lift wearer,sometimes also 4/5 inches
Look at that celebre pic with his wife where he was in massive platforms
Kev said on 29/Sep/18
he's 5'7 and a half at most. I'd say 5'7 and he loves 3 inch lifts.
Obadiah Stane said on 26/Sep/18
Rob he needs a downgrade,he is a good 5.7,nothing more
With lifts,elevator shoes and platforms he manages to become 5.9/5.10
Still a good actor though
Amogh said on 7/Sep/18
5'7.5 morning, 5'6.5 at night.5'7 Average.He doesn't look more
Rising - 174 cm said on 1/Sep/18
What the 5'9" and 165 lbs. listing means is that's probably what Downey claimed or had on his driver's license. Amazingly, GQ actually described him "Five Ten" back in '08! As for the mugshot with the height chart, first we have to remember that you look taller standing closer to the camera and you obviously stand in front of the chart. You can see this from the fact Downey's head looks about 11" compared to the chart. Also, the camera position and angle are low, which also add height. He winds up looking 5'9" in prison shoes or maybe slightly over depending on how much extra hair, but his eye level is about 5'4.5" there. Considering the advantage, he probably winds up about Rob's listing or maybe even the average guess barefoot. He's a bit on the short side, but not that short. He winds up usually looking like an average 5'9"-5'9.5" man when he puts lifts in his sneakers. He can only look tall for some movies like Iron Man where you put him on a box for close ups with Paltrow barefoot or in flats and give him very large(3" or 4") elevator boots.
Consiglieri said on 18/Jul/18
I think he is 173cm. Almost average.
Rising - 174 cm said on 5/Jul/18
Check out the logo on RDJ's shoe: Click Here Robert bought a pair of Hogan sneakers just like those Sly use to wear. Sure beats wearing shoes like these: Click Here Gwyneth Paltrow did say Robert didn't like when she wore heels around him so I guess Robert figured he'd get his own heels just in case!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 25/Jun/18
@RDJ number 1 fan

The photo was taken from a low angle instead of straight ahead, so it made him look taller. Mugshots usually aren't good for guessing heights.
RDJ number 1 fan said on 25/Jun/18
Guys he’s 5’8.9

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Maximus said on 18/Jun/18
5'8" sounds about right
Warren said on 3/Jun/18
@Tomm @Matt99
It's too hard
Jtm said on 2/Jun/18
Woods could look 5'11 but he was at least 4 inches shorter than Hackman in night moves. I agree with frank2 that woods was 5'10(probably 5'9 now). He probably wore lifts in some of his films. Frank2 also claimed Downey was 5'7 so that explains why he was shorter than mccarthy.
Rising - 174 cm said on 31/May/18
Maybe they minimized the difference in the closeups or put Downey on higher ground when they're walking outside on pavement, but I expected the difference to look bigger than it did because Downey was shorter than Andrew McCarthy, which suggests he's under 5'8" unless McCarthy was made to look taller. Though I've never been certain of Woods being a full 5'11" except during the time I took Glenn's sightings at face value.
Jtm said on 29/May/18
been years since i have seen true believer but i thought he was at least 3 inches shorter than james woods.
Rising - 174 cm said on 26/May/18
@GuestGuy5: Those are not 3.5" sneakers with Law. They are Alejandro Ingelmo Tron mid-top sneakers. Obviously, he stuffs lifts into them, but you couldn't get anywhere near 3.5" with those. More 2" range, possibly a bit over. These are the same sneakers: Click Here
Rising - 174 cm said on 26/May/18
He really doesn't look much more than maybe 2" shorter than James Woods in True Believer(1989). There's a decent chance he's the full 5'8", but I agree with Rob's listing. He's not shorter than 5'7.5" in any case.
GuestGuy5 said on 22/May/18
Honestly, I’d say he’s closer to 5’6.5” - 5’7".

If you picture his posture underneath those ridiculous shoes, there are almost 3.5 inches added to his height and he’s nearly on his toes. If Jude Law is 5’10” in that pic above, he’s still got two inches on RDJ (at least).

I don’t see how a person who is 5’8” can still look two inches shorter than 5’10” in those gigantic lifts. I sincerely think labelled RDJ anywhere near 5’8” as questionable.
Matt99 said on 21/May/18
@Edups because he wears massive lifts, in avengers infinity war he must of been wearing 3.5-4 inch lifts
AccuGuess said on 19/May/18
In his prison mugshot he is 5 8 and a half. Maybe 5 8 now minimum. Doesn't always look it though, not sure why?
AccuGuess said on 19/May/18
In his prison mugshot he is 5 8 and a half. Maybe 5 8 now minimum. Doesn't always look it though, not sure why?
Edups said on 17/May/18
He looked way taller than Tom Holland who is supposed to be 5'8
Tall Sam said on 16/May/18
I'm sure he'd trade a few of his several millions to be a taller guy. I bet he was loving it when Ben Stiller conicided that Downey was the taller guy on the Tropic Thunder audio commentary.
Shaz101 said on 12/May/18
Ridiculous lifts looked 2 inch taller than 5th 9 Josh brolin in infinity promotion , has 7 cm lifts at least
RichardRich said on 12/May/18
Rob in these photos, without lifts, RDJ has more the proportions of a 5'7”-5'7.5"?
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Editor Rob
The type of combat trousers aren't going to flatter a figure like a slim-fit trouser/jean might do.
berta said on 11/May/18
good update Rob!!!
MAD SAM said on 3/May/18
I will give him a 5’8”, however in infinity war he looks equal to 6’0” Benedict Cummerbach ... interesting shoes maybe πŸ€”
berta said on 30/Apr/18
rob i can actually believe tom crusise to have a slight edge on this guy.. He this guy is maybe strong 171 guy. 178 jude law is mutch taller even when robert have on lifts. although i think jude law could be close to 179
Editor Rob
In the 80's when Downey wasn't wearing big heels, he didn't look above 5ft 8 really, the more I've seen of his earlier roles, the more a weak 5ft 8 seemed more believable.

Would be interesting to have Downey and cruise stand back to back...
SD (172CM) said on 28/Apr/18
I just watched Avengers Infinity War and he's character Tony Stark(Iron Man) stood face to face with Benedict Cumberbatch's character Dr.Steven Strange and what shocked was how tall they tried to make Iron Man look despite the fact he is nowhere near the 6'0 mark.He's head,neck nor body proportions scream tall once compared to Benedict Cumberbatch.
What's ironic is that fellow MCU actors who are under 5'9 embrace their stature Mark Ruffalo,Don Cheadle and Tom Holland.
If he wasn't so insecure about his height he would be such a role model to short guys like me.
Peppadew said on 27/Apr/18
I had the chance to meet him & stood right beside him during the filming of Wonder Boys way back in 2000. I’m 5’-5”and he wasn’t that much taller... 5’-8” max, with shoes.
Jesus said on 27/Apr/18
He wears at least 2 inches of heels.
I would say he's closer to 5'6".
sulu2018 said on 27/Apr/18
He is visible smaller than James Corden
Shahab khan said on 21/Apr/18
I think he is close to 5.9 because his photos with 5.7 tom cruise and ben stiller clearly say that he is 2 inch taller than them. How you think Rob??
Old School said on 12/Apr/18
We have lots of pics and footage of his "pre-lift" movies & appearances. Looked somewhere between 5'7.5 & 5'8 at the tallest.

We have a prison mugshot, usually taken in standard prison shoes (.75- 1 inch gain) where he is in front of the board and if you look closely, you can see the lines bend up and the camera is low which should make him look even taller.....yet, minus hair, he appears to be hitting 5'9. So when you couple a low camera angle & sneakers adding height....yet he seems to only hit 5'9.....I am guessing he can only be 5'8 at the absolute max.

And to be clear, it wasnt that Robert told a prison guard he was 5'7, the claim was a casual claim from a user who was saying their Uncle was joking about how short Robert was and when THE UNCLE asked "what 5'7" ?" it is claimed Robert just said "somewhere around that" again, not even a confirmation or claim.....just Robert not really bothering to answer a guard's throwaway banter.

So I think between 5'7.5 & 5'8.

In my opinion, anyone who thinks he is less than 5'7 or as tall as 5'9.....are probably wrong.

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