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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5ft 7.51in (171.5cm)

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