How tall is Roberto Benigni

Roberto Benigni's Height

5ft 6 ½ (168.9 cm)

Italian actor and director best known for films like Pinocchio, Life is Beautiful, Down By Law, Son of the Pink Panther, Night on Earth, Johnny Stecchino, Il minestrone and Coffee and Cigarettes. In La Republicca he claimed: "Un metro e 70 tutto naturale", or 170cm.

How tall is Roberto Benigni
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Average Guess (7 Votes)
5ft 6.25in (168.3cm)
Sinclair said on 30/Aug/20
Benigni could pass for 5’7” in Son of The Pink Panther, he was clearly taller than Claudia Cardinale (even when she wore heels), Burt Kwouk and Graham Stark (all 5’6” range). I’d vote 5’6.5” for Benigni.
Andrea said on 14/Jun/19
Funnily enough, this other guy also got quoted claiming 170 in an interview: Click Here Though I'm not sure he really is as low as that...
Arch Stanton said on 6/May/16
Does look 5 ft 6 range in Down by Law, though now impossible he genuinely got measured at 170 earlier in the day.
Arch Stanton said on 6/May/16
@Rob, can you squeeze in Down By Law, Son of the Pink Panther, Night on Earth, Johnny Stecchino, Il minestrone and Coffee and Cigarettes
Andrea said on 6/Sep/15
Rob, here's the interview:
Click Here
He says "Non porto tacchi, sono alto un metro e 70 tutto naturale..." which means "I don't wear lifts (he's obviously referring to Berlusconi), i am 1m70 tall all natural"!
If i can, i try to find celebrities' claims but at least add them to the top :)
5'6.5 is a fine listing, though! Not that much under his claim
[Editor Rob: ok thanks I will put the mention at the top. So he would marry Berlusconi's wife, but he doesn't wear heels and is naturally 170cm, basically.]
Andrea said on 13/Aug/14
Rob, if you're interested, he has claimed to be 170 in an interview...
Andrea said on 7/Jun/14
Rob, i ask this on here because i already talked about him on this page...
This Fiorello guy is pretty famous here in Italy... (One of the best "showmen", in my opinion)
He has claimed 183 but i don't think he's so tall, more 180-181. How tall you think he looks next to Nole? Click Here
[Editor Rob: he can look more 180 than 183!]
kevin said on 9/Apr/14
He looks slightly taller than Gianni Morandi here and that's what puzzles me Click Here
Morandi claims 5,8" (1,74 m) he looks short on TV but I saw him in pictures where he was taller than some 5,7" friends of mine, so I think he's really around 5,8"
Lo sgozzatore said on 22/Jul/13
Rob, if Benigni is around 5'6.5, how tall is the guy in the vid?
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He has claimed 183 cm but i think he's shorter than that! Maybe 5'11 range?
[Editor Rob: he can look 5ft 11 range in the clip, but don't know what he looks like with a taller man]
ANDREA[ITA] said on 9/Sep/12
I thought he was very short but after looking more at him he actually doesnt look much short! 5'6.5 is believable, i dont think he's under that
Sword said on 5/Dec/11
Oh, great man I'm italian too, he did very nice and good movies! In some sites he's listed as 1.65 m (5'5), and I think he looks more that height than 5'6.5
frankys said on 18/Feb/09
next to 5-7.5 spielberg
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Lego said on 28/Jun/08
he's 5'7 flat.
Ivan 6'2.25 said on 6/Feb/08
5'7 170 cms seems right younger
Alana said on 10/Jun/07
I'd say 5'5" with his shoes on, he's about the same height as Hilary Swank (who is 5'5") in some photos taken of them at the 72nd Academy Awards. He might be smaller without the shoes on
Eddie Malebolge said on 14/May/07
I and my friend have seen him this afternoon in Rome (via piramide cestia).
i'm absoluty sure, he's 170cm, but with elevator shoes on.
a little note his legs are very short, it's like cartoon; he has torso of 5fh 9 people.
Franco said on 27/Feb/07
as an italian and having met him many times too (bear in mind he had shoes on) he looked 5'8 with shoes on and consider his age too, he is no less than 5'5.5 and 5'6 not more.
Vivian said on 2/Sep/06
5 ft 8/9? What? He's not even 5 ft 6.5! He's like 5 ft 5!
M.Jorgensen said on 20/Dec/05
Wow. I just saw Roberto's last movie "La Tigre e la Neve" and I have a hard time believing he's only 5'5. I would have given him 5'8/9 at the very least, seeing him next to 6'2 Jean Reno and most other actors. But again, I didn't pay attention to his footwear...

[Editor Rob: I'd forgotten about this guy - one of those I was going to have a proper look at and yes, this is too low for roberto, he's taller! I'll upgrade him...]

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