How tall is Samuel L Jackson

Samuel L Jackson's Height

6ft 1 (185.4 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 2 (188 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films Pulp Fiction, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Jurassic Park, A Time to Kill, Jackie Brown, The Negotiator, Unbreakable, Django Unchained and as agent Nick Fury in the Marvel Universe. He says on an MSN Chat when asked how alike he and his 'Changing Lanes' character are: "He's black, I'm black. He's 6'3, I'm 6'3. He weighs a little more than I weigh now, but other than that, not at all."

How tall is Samuel L Jackson
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Average Guess (121 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 2.29in (188.7cm)
Current: 6ft 1.31in (186.2cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jun/19
185.5cm minimum today. Can still look 186-187cm range
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/Jun/19
What a turn up for the books it was to see this actor play an utter swine in 'A Kind of Murder'🐖. Even though he tends to opt for adult-rated material, it's normally done with a great sense of humour, but that isn't the case in this film. He clearly has deep psychological problems, and we don't get to find out why until the tail end of the story.

Noticeably taller than 5ft11.5/75 Patrick Wilson, I didn't see a single actor actually superior in height to Sam throughout its duration. I reckon he's still well and truly around 6ft1.5, and he's burly with it! How shocking it was to see him lashing out at his skinny little 15-year-old daughter, just because she goes into her new neighbours' garden, and has a bit of a laugh with Kerry Washington! The daughter already has a mind of her own, and so she should do at 15. I was quite disgusted that he should have socked her in that fashion, or indeed in any fashion. One doesn't do that sort of low-down thing, whatever one's size, but in this case, she went flying! 😝🖕

No, I prefer seeing Samuel, one of my favourite actors, playing a light-hearted part! 😁👍

Peak height - 6ft2.75; Today? - 6ft1.5.
Alex R said on 16/May/19
Looks a solid 6’2 next to Chris Tucker
'Annonymous' said on 25/Apr/19
@Rob: I apologize for writing another comment but I would still like to give Samuel a 1/4 inch upgrade. Rob, please pay attention again to Samuel's shoes and Alyson Hannigan heels when they met in 2003: Click Here Click Here
I found one more photo of Samuel next to Anthony Daniels from 2005: Click Here
I also found another photo of Samuel next to Ron Eldard from 2006: Click Here
And a few other pictures of Samuel alongside Dwayne Johnson in 2007, on which Dwayne had thicker shoes than Samuel: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Chris Tucker can often look like 6'1" but Samuel in 1997 could look like an easy 189 cm next to him, here's a 1997 movie with them: Click Here
Look at them right at the very beginning of the video. What's more, in 2005 Samuel still didn't look two inches shorter than Conan O'Brien: Click Here
Look from 0:18 to 0:22. I found two more pictures of Samuel next to Geena Davis from 1996: Click Here Click Here
Now look at Samuel's photos alongside Hayden, Lucas, Natalie, Anthony and Ian from another 2005 event (in these photos Samuel has flat shoes and loose posture): Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Now look here when his posture is better: Click Here Click Here
Samuel alongside Emily Mortimer in 2002: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
At the same event in 2002, Samuel again met Clifton Collins Jr. and Danny Trejo: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
In these pictures Clifton is definitely closer to the camera than Samuel and Danny, and now look at the footwear of Danny and Clifton: Click Here Click Here
Samuel in the 2001 film "51st State" really looked like a giant next to Robert Carlyle, here are their photos next to each other: Click Here Click Here Click Here
Look again at Samuel next to Emily Mortimer in 2001: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Rob, I have recently sent a lot of photos and videos with Samuel alongside other people from the 80s, 90s and 2000-2002. I have two questions: 1. Have you looked at him again? 2. Don't you see 6'2.25" as a better option for him when you see him next to Mike Tyson, Alyson Hannigan, Clifton Collins Jr. Danny Trejo, Colin Salmon, Sugar Ray Leonard, Anthony Daniels and Ian McDiarmid in 2000-2009?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Apr/19
I think 6ft2-2½ zone peak is more feasible than 6ft1½-2. He could pass for 6ft3 in the 90’s and most likely hit it early morning
179cm guy said on 22/Apr/19
@Rob, for further evidence for Jackson, still being 186cm please take into account these pictures of him with James McAvoy and Bruce Willis from this year. Jackson and Willis were probably 6'2-2.25 and 5'11.5-11.75 at their respective peaks and James McAvoy is bang on 5'7. Both Jackson and Willis have only lost 2cm at this point.
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Rob, you said recently that Willis is probably in the 5'10.75-5'11 range at this point but even if that's the case the difference between him and Jackson is more like 2.5 inches than 2 inches at the moment. Please consider giving the Jackson the current upgrade to 186cm. I won't bug you any further after this comment Rob whether or not you decide to give him the upgrade, but please reply. Thanks.
179cm guy said on 21/Apr/19
Rob, in terms of Jackson's current height I really think that 186cm is the correct listing for him. I don't think Jackson's loss is typical of a 70-year old man. For comparison, both Jackson (here at the Oscar ceremony this year) (Click Here) (Click Here) and George RR Martin (Click Here) are both the same age and look how much healthier Jackson looks.
In a recent Esquire interview, Jackson also mentions at the end of the article that he does pilates (Click Here), which has undeniably been a factor in his mere 2cm height loss.
He still holds up well next to Tom Hiddleston in 2018, I really can't see a 3/4 inch difference between them: ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here )
Jackson still looks at least two inches taller than Kimmel in 2018: ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here )
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In 2015 Jackson edged out Michael Madsen who had the footwear advantage: ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here )
Rob, I one hundred percent agree with you when you say that Jackson's lost height within the last ten years and that he looks closer to 6'1 than 6'2 nowadays however I think that 186cm for his current listing is the best fit for him. I don't think that he's lost over 2cm. Please reply Rob.
Editor Rob
6ft 1 or 1.25 could be argued today...at least from what I've been seeing last couple of years. Too often he is looking around 6ft 1 flat for me, than say 6ft 1.25 or 1.5, though of course at times he might look over 6ft 1.

His peak height is not set in stone. 6ft 2 or 2.25 is also believable, though I am not convinced he was 6ft 2.5 to 3 range.
'Annonymous' said on 19/Apr/19
Okay, if we're talking about Samuel's peak height, I think we can go back to the 80's and 90's. Rob, maybe some old movies with Samuel will convince you. In Samuel's "Coming to America" ​​in 1988, he appeared alongside Eddie Murphy, here is the video and photo: Click Here Click Here
In the same year, Samuel starred alongside Laurence Fishburne in the movie School Daze, here is the movie and photo: Click Here Click Here
Here are the pictures of Samuel alongside D B Sweeney from 1993: Click Here Click Here
Considering that Samuel had a looser posture and a Sweeney headgear, Samuel looked easily over three inches taller than him. Here are the pictures of Samuel next to Kyle McLachlan from 1994 (in the first picture you can see that Kyle had thicker shoes than Samuel, besides you should consider Kyle's hairstyle): Click Here Click Here Click Here
At the premiere of "Pulp Fiction" in 1994 appeared Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman, Quentin Tarantino, John Travolta and Samuel, there aren't too many photos but there are the best I have found: Click Here Click Here
Samuel alongside Halle Berry in 1995: Click Here Click Here
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In this video from 1995, Samuel looked at least two inches taller than John Travolta: Click Here
Samuel met Conan O'Brien in 1996 (see from 12:50) two inches of difference between them is just too much: Click Here
Here are the pictures of Samuel next to Geena Davis from 1996 (on the first two Samuel had looser posture and they looked like a similar height, but on the others when his posture was not loose Samuel looked much taller than her): Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
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Here are the next pictures of Samuel and Geena from 1996 but from another event: Click Here Click Here
I found a few more pictures of Samuel next to Mira Sorvino from 1997: Click Here Click Here Click Here
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Samuel met Jack Nicholson in 1999: Click Here
I think that in this picture the camera could reduce the height differences between them, because in another photo the difference looks much bigger: Click Here
Here is another photo of Samuel alongside Sugar Ray Leonard and Sylvester Stallone from 2000: Click Here
In previous photos, Samuel and Sugar stood on flat ground, but here they are standing on the golf course, so it's difficult to assess the differences, although Stallone didn't have any lifts: Click Here
Samuel in 2000, next to Adam Sandler really looked like 189 cm, here are the movie and photos: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
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Jtm said on 18/Apr/19
he's under 6'1 with magic considering he's much closer to the camera and shorter than hiddleston despite thicker shoes and better posture.
'Annonymous' said on 16/Apr/19
Hi Rob! You said recently that Samuel can still measure a fraction over 6'1" today. I have accumulated more evidence for it, in Samuel's pictures alongside Jimmy Kimmel and Lionel Richie in 2018, Samuel still looks at least two inches taller than Kimmel:
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I found a few other pictures of Samuel next to Tom Hiddleston from 2018:
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I also found two other pictures of Samuel next to Richard Roundtree from 2016:
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Look at Samuel's pictures next to Magic Johnson in December 2018:
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Here are the pictures of Samuel next to James Earl Jones from 2015:
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In the pictures from December 2015 Samuel looked taller than Michael Madsen despite the fact that Madsen had thicker shoes than Samuel: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Here is a photo of Samuel next to Magic Johnson from August 2018: Click Here
And here are the pictures of Samuel next to Magic Johnson and Sugar Ray Leonard from 2017: Click Here Click Here
Samuel really looks more like a guy 186 cm today. I still believe in peak height 6'2.25" for Samuel, here are Samuel's photos next to Dennis Hooper, Clint Eastwood and James Woods from 2001, Samuel towered over each of them: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Samuel met Mike Tyson in 2007: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
It is worth paying attention to their footwear because it looks like Mike had thicker shoes than Samuel: Click Here Click Here
Mike often looks over 5'10" but Samuel could look like a 189 cm guy next to him. In 2007 Samuel also met Danny Trejo: Click Here Click Here
However, Trejo had thicker shoes than Samuel: Click Here Click Here
I've sent Samuel's photos next to Alyson Hannigan in 2003, look again at Samuel's flat shoes and Alyson heels: http://tinyurl.com/y66s2ymg
Editor Rob
About 3 years ago when he met Roundtree, I am not sure he really was more than an inch taller.

Though of course there are photos like you say, in which Samuel could look 186 or even 7 too.
Vitas223 said on 15/Apr/19
Peak 187,5, Today 184 см
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Apr/19
190.5cm or 6ft3 on the nose out of bed peak
Canson said on 4/Apr/19
That’s over 2” between SLJ and Snoop. Perhaps 3. Snoop looks not much less than Barkley looks with Jackson in the Capital One commercials. I’m wondering if a peak Jackson really wasn’t 6’1.5 or if he just has bad posture now because he doesn’t even look 6’1 now. Reynolds looks what he claims 6’1/6’2 next to Snoop who’s 6’3.5ish
Canson said on 4/Apr/19
That’s over 2” between SLJ and Snoop. Snoop looks not much less than Barkley looks with Jackson in the Capital One commercials. I’m wondering if a peak Jackson really wasn’t 6’1.5 or if he just has bad posture now
berta said on 23/Mar/19
he was never shorter than 188 peak and no taller than 189 that all i can say. I think if i was listing his height then 1/8 ore 1/4 over this would be my listing.188,5 guy peak - 190 out of bed
billionaireslayer said on 19/Mar/19
Peak 6'1
Tasha said on 17/Mar/19
Samuel L Jackson can’t possibly be 6’2” if Ryan Reynolds is 6’2”.
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'Annonymous' said on 14/Mar/19
Thank you for your answer Rob! Please believe me that 6'2.25" as its peak height is fully justified. In this picture from 2001 Samuel next to Michael Douglas he looks like a very tall man:
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Unfortunately, we can not see their shoes, similar in this picture from 2000 where Samuel looks like 2 inches (if not more) taller than Tommy Lee Jones:
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However, in 2000, when Sugar Ray Leonard met their footwear looked similar, here you can take a closer look:
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And now heels Serena Williams and Samuel's shoes when they met in 2004:
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You said that P Diddy could be 5'10.25" but look at Diddy and Samuel next to each other in 1998 again and on their footwear:
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The picture of Samuel next to George Lucas from the film set, however, comes from 2000, please take a second look again:
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Now look at the pictures of Samuel next to Jeff Goldblum from 1993:
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Rob, you said 6'4.5" is possible for the peak height Goldblum, but considering that Jeff had more hair than Samuel, Goldbulm looked like no more than two inches taller than him, their shoes were similar, here's the proof:
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Samuel at the premiere of "Revenge of the sith" in 2005 looked at least 14 cm taller than Ian McDiarmid (who was then 5'8.75") and not less than 17 cm taller than Anthony Daniels (who had to have at least 5'7.5" still). He also looked like a giant next to Natalie Portman (especially when he was not looser), he was still two or more inches taller than Hayden Christensen and George Lucas was wearing heels again. Here are the photos from this premiere:
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Samuel often held a loose posture and wore flat shoes, this should be taken into account. Rob, remember that you met personally Ian McDiarmid, Clifotn Collins Jr., Anthony Daniels, Colin Salmon, Alyson Hannigan and Sugar Ray Leonard and Samuel next to them really looked like taller than 6'2" in the past. Rob, you said you've seen many times 6'2.25" as a better number for him, I hope my arguments persuaded you to give him a 1/4 inch upgrade.
Editor Rob
It's always something I keep an eye on, sometimes I go back and look at people again in the future then decide. For me, it's one of those 50/50's at the moment.
'Annonymous' said on 10/Mar/19
Hi Rob! Again, I want to argue for the peak height 6'2.25" for Samuel because I think it would be fair to him, there are a few people who you met personally and Samuel next to them really looked over 6'2". You've seen him before Clifton Collins Jr. please look at his photos next to Sugar Ray Leonard from 2000 (in the first picture you can see their footwear):
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In 2009, Samuel still looked no more than two inches shorter than Colin Salmon despite the fact that he was 60 years old:
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Here are the pictures of Samuel next to Alyson Hannigan from 2003:
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Now look at their footwear, Alyson wore big heels and Samuel wore flat shoes then:
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Here is another photo of Samuel next to Mira Sorvino from 1997:
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And here are another 2 pictures of Samuel next to Liam Neeson from 2005:
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In 2006 Samuel looked four inches taller than Ron Eldard:
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Look at Samuel next to Jim Carrey and Nicolas Cage in 2001, the first picture shows their footwear, it looks like Carrey and Cage had thicker shoes than Samuel:
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Rob, I want to point out that my comment is no provocation, I just wanted to justify why 6'2.25" looks better for Samuel. Rob, I hope you will give upgrade for his peak height by 1/4 inch.
Editor Rob
It's still a possibility, I have seen how at times 6ft 2 and change could be the better, but also 6ft 2 at times seemed more likely...it may well turn out he could have measured a fraction over 6ft 2 in the early 90's.
Jtm said on 23/Feb/19
he was no taller than barry bonds and he was only 53 at the time. he was most likely still his peak height or lost very little height at best. i used to think he was 6'2 but now I'm not so sure.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Feb/19
Rob, how likely is 6ft3 out of bed peak?
Editor Rob
It's quite likely
James G. said on 4/Jan/19
Today, 6’1.5.” Peak, 6’2.25”
Canson said on 30/Dec/18
I think both listings are spot on
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Dec/18
He can still maybe manage a bit more than 6ft1 today and nothing under 6ft2 peak
olney28 said on 23/Dec/18
He's the same height as Tom Hiddleston
Gracian said on 12/Dec/18
I've also looked at Samuel recently and I think that today is 6'1.25", I can't see him less than 186 cm today.This are Samuel pictures next to Tom Hiddleston from this year, really 3/4 inch is a little too big difference between them:
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Tom Hiddleston has an advantage of hair over him and does not look 3/4 inch taller than Samuel. Besides, in 2016 Samuel looked at least an inch taller than Richard Roundtree:
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Here are the picture of Samuel alongside Halle Berry and Will Smith from 2016:
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Please, look at these Samuel photos next to Denzel Washington from 2017, Denzel has the advantage of shoes and hair over him and looks a lot shortet from him:
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I really do not see him today less than 186 cm. Rob, 6'1.25" as his current height looks more reasonable for him.
Tall Sam said on 22/Nov/18
I used to be convinced of his 6'3" claim when I was worst at judging heights years ago. I think you could realistically argue standing his best either 6'2" or a smidge over. One movie where he looked taller was Changing Lanes, as he looked to slightly edge William Hurt but he and 6'2.25" Ben Affleck looked more or less even height there.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 18/Nov/18
I think this listing works well. Not over 6'2 peak and not under 6'1 now.
Gracian said on 17/Nov/18
Thank you Rob for your answer and I still hope that you will give Samuel 6'2.25". I've sent Samuel's photos from the 2007 event next to Alice Cooper, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and some other famous people, unfortunately one of the pictures has disappeared so again I am sending some photos from this event (even more this time):
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Here is a picture of Samuel next to Michael Douglas from 2001:
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Here are the pictures of Samuel next to Serena Williams from 2004 (Serena has an heels advantage over Samuel):
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Samuel in "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" looked very tall beside Ewan McGregor:
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You can also see his photos next to Magic Johnson from 1999, where the angle of the camara is strangely set:
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However, in this picture the camera angle is more precisely set:
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P Diddy (Sean Combs) can often look over 5'10" but look at the picture of Samuel next to Diddy from 1998:
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Here is a photo of Samuel next to Emily Mortimer from 2001 (Emily has an heels advantage over Samuel):
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After all I've seen, I think 6'2.25" really looks better for him. Rob, can you give him an upgrade to 6'2.25" now?
Editor Rob
I used to give him that range, but then I thought 6ft 2 flat looked a better fit, but I can see anywhere from 6ft 2 to a bit over it as arguable.
Gracian said on 14/Nov/18
Rob, I would like to argue again 6'2.25" for the peak height from Samuel, I think his 6'3" theorem was just his measurement out of bed in his prime. From what I saw, Samuel did not lose anything height the age of 60, but he lost a lot of height in the last ten years.
Here are some more pictures of Samuel next to Dwayne Johnson from 2007 (please note that Dwayne has the advantage of footwear over Samuel):
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Here are the pictures of Samuel next to Clifton Collins Jr. from 2008 (please pay attention to their footwear, Clifton has the advantage of footwear over Samuel):
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Here are the pictures of Samuel next to Halle Berry from 2007 (Halle wears high heels and Samuel's shoes look flat):
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In the movie "Resurrecting the Champ" (which premiered in 2007) Samuel and Josh Hartnett looked like very similar height:
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In the 2002 film "Changing lanes", Samuel and Ben Affleck looked pretty close to each other:
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Samuel in this film also looked taller than William Hurt:
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Please look at one more photo of Samuel next to Mira Sorvino from the 90s (Mira has a large heels advantage over Samuel):
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Samuel may have looked shorter at times, but it was often because he held a loose posture. An example of this are his pictures alongside Jodie Foster from the 90s:
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However, look at this photo of Samuel next to Jodie when his posture is not so loose:
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Another example of his loose posture is the photo of Samuel next to LeBron James from 2004 (LeBron also probably has a small footwear advantage over Samuel):
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However, look at another photo of Samuel next to LeBron where Samuel's posture is not so loose:
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You can also see his photos alongside Jonathan Ross and Holly Hunter (in these pictures Holly wears high heels, besides both Samuel and Jonathan have loose postures, but Jonathan has the advantage of footwear over Samuel):
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Here are his photos next to John Cusack from 2007 (in the first picture there is also Mary McCormack) please, Rob, note that Cusack has the advantage of footwear over Samuel and he also has an advantage of hair over Samuel:
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Editor Rob
The 2.25 figure is still arguable, I wouldn't rule it out again for him.
Gracian said on 11/Nov/18
It seems that Samuel again said 6'3" in 2013:
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Rob, start this video at 0:20.
berta said on 3/Nov/18
Rob wouldnt Jackson be a good candidate for 6`2 1/8 ? I think like this: There is no way he was ever shorter than 188 peak and never taller than Legit 189. Just over 188 is a good listing. The average guess could also be possible but i personally would go with 1/8.
Editor Rob
Like Morgan, I think you can still make a case for a solid 6ft 2 and change...though he looks closer to 6ft 1 than 2 these days.
Garnoct said on 17/Oct/18
In Pump Fiction he looks the same height as John Travolta
Rising - 174 cm said on 2/Oct/18
@Gracian: A lot of those are dodgy angles and photos taken mid-stride so you can't tell from those. Jackson's listing is fine. I'd think he'd have looked taller side by side with 6'1" Barry Bonds if he were taller than listed
Gracian said on 1/Oct/18
I accidentally wrote one name wrong, I did not want to write Bercie Mac, I mean Bernie Mac. Rob, 6'2.25" is really very reliable for him, and in 2005 he really did not look much shorter than Liam Neeson:
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Here's another shot of his next to Scott Speedman from the movie "xXx 2" from 2005, Jackson really looked at least 3 and a half inches taller than Speedman:
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Samuel in the movie "xXx" from 2002 alongside Vin Diesel looked about 3 inches taller than Vin, besides, look at them side by side:
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Even the average 96 votes match and give him peak height 6'2.25", besides he looked taller than Boris Becker and Forest Whitaker. Rob, did you see all of Samuel's pictures alongside other people I sent?
Gracian said on 29/Sep/18
Rob, I still wants to argue the peak height of 6'2.25" for Jackson, he definitely lost a lot of height in the last 10 years. Here are his photos next to Dwayne Johnson in 2007 (Johnson has the advantage of footwear over Jackson):
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For Johnson 6'3.25" is debatable, but in 2007 he probably only had a flat 6'3" in any case in 2007 there was no one full inch difference between him and Jackson. Johnson could have lost fraction then, but Jackson kept his height up to the age of 60. Here are the pictures of Jackson next to Forest Whitaker in january 2009, Jackson looks taller than Forest, it's possible that Whitaker even has the advantage of footwear over Jackson:
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Here are the pictures of Jackson from the 2007 event, which also included Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Alice Cooper and many other celebrities, Jackson looked very tall next to them then:
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Jackson in 2000 really looked taller than Boris Becker:
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Here's a photo of Jackson next to Sisqo in 2000, Jackson looked at least 26 cm taller than Sisqo:
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In the movie "Soul Man" in 2008, Jackson and Bercie Mac looked pretty close to each other, I really could not distinguish them: Click Here
Colin Farrell looks like a honest 5'10" but in the 2003 S.W.A.T. movie, if we take his hair advantage over Jackson, he looks more than 4 inches shortet than Jackson:
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Here is a photo of Jackson next to George Lucas from the 2002 movie plan:
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Scott Speedman in the movie "xXx 2" in 2005 looked at least 3 and a half inches shortet than Jackson:
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In the movie "The 51st State" in 2001 Jackson looked like a giant next to Robert Carlyle:
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Here's a picture of Jackson alongside Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman and Ian McDiarmid from 2005, Natalie and Ian look very shortly alongside Jackson and Hayden, which is why Hayden looks like 6'0.25" and Jackson like 6'2.25":
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Here is a photo of Hayden next to Jackson from 2002, Hayden looks pretty close to Jackson, but Hayden has a large hair advantage over Jackson and he also has a large shoes advantage over Jackson:
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Here are the pictures of Jackson alongside Geena Davis from the 90s, Geena even with a large advantage of heels over Jackson looks much shorter than him:
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Rob, I've sent some of Jackson's photos alongside Liam Neeson in 2005 and a few of his pictures from the 90s alongside Mirra Sorvino on which Mira had high heels. Rob, I think peak height 6'2.25" would be the best list for him.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 10/Sep/18
Give a little taller than impression than a current Will Smith height.
Gracian said on 14/Aug/18
Here is a photo of Samuel next to Boris Becker from 2000, Samuel looks a little taller than Boris: Click Here
Rob, I think 6'2.25" would be fine for Samuel.
Gracian said on 4/Aug/18
Rob, I think Jackson really deserves a fraction of over 6'2". Here are his photos from the 90s alongside Mira Sorvino: Click Here
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Mira has high heels, but still looks much shorter than Samuel. And here his photos alongside Liam Neeson in 2005: Click Here
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Finally 6'2.25" at his peak looks fine for him, most people in the comments agree with this. Rob, have you seen enough to give him a quarter inch upgrade?
Editor Rob
6ft 2-2.25, I think you can argue either of those figures.
Matthew Cooke said on 12/Jul/18
He's certainly about 6'2". At Madame Tussad's in Vegas last year he looked around 1-2 inches taller than me (I'm 6 feet). Here's a picture for comparison: Click Here
Canson said on 7/Jul/18
@Rising: I think 6’2” peak or maybe 187cm at a low is reasonable for him. But today I can ageee with Rob that he looks 6’1”
Rising - 174 cm said on 7/Jul/18
Jackson looked around 6'2" proportionately, imo, but remember he was only 53 when he looked shorter than Barry Bonds: Click Here Bonds was listed at 6'1" most of his career so there's no reason to believe Barry is taller than 186 cm. Bonds has better posture and perhaps a fraction thicker shoes, but Jackson at a full inch taller doesn't look plausible by 2002. He could have shrunk a fraction by that age, but certainly not an inch so if he was 187 cm there then he was no more than 188 peak. He can now look under 6'1" at times, but that may be his loose posture as he looks at least 6'1" with Denzel.

@Gracian: Many of those photos have numerous flaws such as tilts, bad posture and/or camera advantages for one person. In the case of the Neeson photo, he's bending his knee as Jordan pointed out and he's further from the camera. Michael Madsen isn't even close to standing up well enough in 2 of those photos and Rob has said Madsen is more like 6'1" in person these days and can barely look 6' at times, which I'd guess is because of his posture. Bruce Willis is no taller than 5'11" now and looks about 2" shorter than Jackson there. Rock may or may not have been a full 6'3" by 2007, but he looks more than an inch taller than Jackson and he isn't even close to standing up straight in the 2010 photo.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 5/Jul/18
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover 6'2 1/4 peak is arguable looks it with peak John Travolta and Bruce Willis. But nothing over 6'1.1" now
MAD SAM said on 2/Jul/18
He still looks 186.5-187 cm guy, peak might had been 189-189.5 cm, kinda 6’3ish
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jun/18
I can’t accept anything less than 6ft2 peak. Nearer 189cm if anything
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Jun/18
One of my favourite actors for sure!

I saw him with 6ft John Travolta and 6ft1 Quentin Tarantino last night in a funny scene from 'Pulp Fiction', which takes place in Jimmy's (Tarantino's) kitchen! He is noticeably the tallest, and I can buy slightly more than 6ft2 at that stage in his life. I will go for 6ft2.25 peak and 6ft1 for today's height.
Gracian said on 10/Jun/18
Rob, I still think that 1/4 inch over 6'2" for peak height Jackson really looks honest. Jackson often has flat shoes for many years, I think it's important to take this into account. Here's Jackson in 2007 with Dwayne Johnson: Click Here
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Here is Jackson in 2010 with Dwayne Johnson and Scarlett Johannson: Click Here
You can look at him again next to Denzel: Click Here
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Besides, Jackson really looked taller than Michael Madsen: Click Here
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Here are the pictures of Jackson with Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt from 2013: Click Here
In my opinion, there is no reason to doubt 6'2.25" because it really looks just right for him. Rob, can you give him now 1/4 inch over 6'2" peak height?
berta said on 13/May/18
samuel was somewhere beetween 188-189 peak. i think personally 188,5 could be what he was. he look 185 now. could if measured possible be taller.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 11/May/18
Maybe 6'2 1/8 peak and 6'1 1/8 now.
Jordan87 said on 9/May/18
Gracian,

In the Picture you posted you can See Neeson Bending his knees. Or actually all of Us saw it, and you missed it lol.
Gracian said on 26/Apr/18
That's right, Jackson looked good 2 inches taller than John Travolta and Denzel Washington. Anyway, he did not look much shorter than Liam Neeson, Rob please look at this: Click Here
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In addition, Jackson looked taller than the 6'2" Michael Madsen, even if Madsen had the advantage of footwear, please Rob look at it too: Click Here
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Rob, will you give him upgrade peak height to 6'2.25"?
Editor Rob
It's arguable whether he was a fraction over 6ft 2 and just how much he has lost...
LT said on 22/Apr/18
Rob is 189cm arguable at peak because easily he had a good 2 inches on Travolta in pulp fiction and Denzel in mo’ better blues.
Editor Rob
6ft 2 and change could be argued...he has lost height for sure in last 10 years.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Mar/18
6ft3 out of bed in his prime
berta said on 3/Mar/18
185 seems about right today beside skarsgård and ryan reynolds. peak i think 188 flat could be little to low. i think he was a fraction over that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Feb/18
Rob, is a fraction over 6ft2 peak maybe a bit more feasible?




Looked exactly 2in taller than Travolta in Pulp Fiction...
Editor Rob
It's arguable at times.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Feb/18
He does look a bit shorter than Reynolds in that movie...peak though I think he would have been similar.


Very strong 6ft2 guy in the 80's-90's.
Canson said on 29/Jan/18
6’1 today Reynolds is 6’2
bman1 said on 28/Jan/18
Just saw "Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)". There were many scenes with Jackson and co-star 6'2 Ryan Reynolds. In all of them, Reynolds looked taller-- probably an inch. (That's allowing for Reynolds' hair and Jackson's baldness.) Also, it appeared that Jackson had to look slightly up to Reynolds when they were facing each other. Plus, Jackson is almost 70yo, and his age may have lost him an inch or so.
Canson said on 19/Jan/18
Rob has both heights accurately listed. Still looked 6’1 plus to 6’2 in Negltiator and prob 6’1 flat or about that today
James said on 12/Nov/17
Today he looks anything from 184-186 but his peak height was 188-189 he dropped more than i thought
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/17
Tallest he ever looked to me was Jackie Brown. Looked about 6ft3 w/h DeNiro
Mike said on 4/Nov/17
I would give him 6ft 0.75 today
Dingus said on 4/Nov/17
He may have been a strong 6'02" in his youth. Now I think he is just under the mark.
Canson said on 31/Oct/17
@Junior: I agree 6’1” today. Still looks tall tho as he’s a proper 6’1”. Looks 3.5” below Barkley on pics and videos
Junior said on 27/Oct/17
6'1.75" Tom Hiddleston edge on Samuel by 2cm

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Canson said on 21/Oct/17
Rob has him listed appropriately
Miiiiiiighty_- said on 14/Oct/17
Peak 6'2.5" ( Die Hard III, Shaft etc. )

Nowadays 6'1ish, looks 1.5-2in smaller than Ryan Reynolds in "Hitman & Bodyguard"
PB said on 30/Sep/17
He was the same height as my Dad who is 6'2 when we met him back in 2005 after star wars came out
Willes188 said on 30/Sep/17
Flat 188 is too low, in between 6'2 and 6'2.25 in reasonable
Spencer said on 28/Sep/17
Looks 6'2" in Coach Carter which was made in 2004.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Aug/17
He actually looks 2in shorter than Reynolds in some recent photos! 20 years ago he wouldn't have been shorter
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jul/17
190.9cm out of bed
Slim 181 cm said on 10/Jul/17
Agree with robs listing
6'2, 20s and 30s
6'1 now.
even said on 8/Jul/17
peak 6 2
now 6 1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jul/17
In shoes he could have been that mark assuming he was a bit over 6ft2 barefoot.
Adijos said on 6/Jul/17
Rob, IMDb changed its height to 6'3½".
Editor Rob: well I went to Samuel's page this moment, and noticed his profile photo was him smiling with a cheeky 'gotcha' type grin.

Maybe, like a Cyberman, he gave himself an Upgrade...

or, one of our dear celebheights visitors pranked him up a bit!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jul/17
Looked 6ft3 in School Daze. Either that or Laurence Fishburne was well below 6ft!
Canson said on 3/Jun/17
6'1 today peak maybe closer to 6'2". He's not much shorter than David Morse in negotiator like 2.5" maybe 2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/May/17
I think he scraped 189cm in his prime (like 188.8cm)
berta said on 8/May/17
hm hard to guess his current height. with skarsgård i wouldnt guess over this listing but in kong and other work i could believe he still is 186 guy. peak he was atleast 188 cm with chanse of max being 189. Lets say about 185,5 today and 188,5 peak
RisingForce said on 6/May/17
I hadn't questioned his height much until recently, but how much of a 53 year old Samuel L. Jackson looking a flat 6 feet with a slouch next to 6'1" Barry Bonds be explained away?Click Here It's obvious he has worse posture, but then how tall could he have been at that time and how much height, if any, would he have lost by that point? It's been bad news for Colin Farrell, who I did think is a solid 5'9.5" guy as Jackson towered over him looking about 6'2" or so in comparison in S.W.A.T., but then again, I don't remember the difference between Jackson and a 181-182 cm Bruce Willis really being as much as 2.5" in Die Hard With a Vengeance. If Rob is that convinced he had to be near 6'2" then I won't give him less than 187 cm range peak and maybe a weak 6'1" today.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 6/May/17
Rob, I would argue 6'2.25". However, why does Chris Tucker look too dead even with Peak Samuel L Jackson here?

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Editor Rob: I'm sure in Jackie Brown Samuel was taller than Tucker.
AlexMahone said on 5/May/17
Rob, in 2010 movie the Unthinkable, Sam Jackson was pretty much the same height than Brandon Routh and only 2 inch shorter than legit 6'4" Sacha Roiz. And Roiz in the movie wore military boots, Jackson had dress shoes.
Editor Rob: I seen it a few years ago, but wasn't sure how great the few scenes Routh had were to compare height.
shiva 181 cms said on 29/Apr/17
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Apr/17
187cm is too low for his peak. Could actually look near 6ft3 in his early films. I think 189cm peak
Editor Rob: I wouldn't go lower than current mark for today, I think maybe with loose posture he can seem sub 6ft 1 at times...peak he had to be 6ft 2ish at least.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Apr/17
Rob, could he still be a bit over this today?
Richardspain said on 26/Apr/17
In Died Hard III, he is 187-188cm sure because is taller than willis. Here Bruce Willis is in his peak ( 182cm)

Today S.L.Jackson could be 186 cm or 185 cm no less lost a bit height
Canson said on 11/Apr/17
As listed
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Apr/17
At peak he would definitely have edged out Hiddleston though
S.J.H said on 9/Apr/17
More like peak 6'1.25 , 6'0 now. (maybe hidden lift's during peak look over 6'2)
Dejavu said on 7/Apr/17
If you account for shoes he hardly looks shorter than Tom Hiddleston. Maybe 2cm max.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Apr/17
Rob, how likely is 184cm today?
Editor Rob: he might seem it at times Rampage, but I think he's got to measure above it.
shiva 181 cms said on 29/Mar/17
@rampage, look at him with skarsgard even 184 cms seems an optimistic guess lol let alone 186-187cms

A peak Jackson never looked over a proper 6'2 don't know where 189cms guesses come from
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Mar/17
\-_-(PEAK)-_-//
Out of bed: 190-191cm
Before bed: 188-189cm

//_-_(TODAY_-_\
Out of bed: 188-189cm
Before bed: 186-187cm


Not quite as high as 6ft3 peak, not quite as low as 6ft1 today 😎
Canson said on 21/Mar/17
Looks right today. A 6'4.5 Charles Barkley has 3" or so on him.
S.J.H said on 7/Mar/17
I watch the The Hateful Eight (2015) uncle sam look nothing much over 6'0 there. That is why alexander skarsgard look 4" taller and change
shiva 181 cms said on 13/Feb/17
Peak about 6'2 187-188cms and today about 6'1 184-185cms

Peak out of bed 189-190cms and today out of bed 186-187cms
Shredder said on 4/Feb/17
The one time I actually agree with S.J.H , He is a guy that isn't as tall as people think he is. He might not even be 6'1 now. Peak was about 6'1.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jan/17
Peak looked a similar range to Affleck and Reynolds
S.J.H said on 15/Jan/17
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uncle sam can only be 6'0 if ryan reynolds is only 6'2
berta said on 8/Jan/17
peak about 188 could look 189 sometimes it ould be either one. i think he was probably a couple mm over 188 at peak maybe 188,3 ore someting like that and now beside skarsgård he looks to be down to maybe 184,6- 185,3
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Dec/16
Peak: 188.7cm
Today: 186.4cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Nov/16
@AlexItaly: I'm unsure about Parsons. I think his thin build and because everyone in TBBT is much shorter it automatically makes him appear much taller than he might actually be. Around 6ft1 is fair but like Rob said you can't totally rule out a tad below/above a mark. I definitely think Bill Murray (peak), Rain Wilson (current), Sam Jackson (current) and Pellegrino could be 186-187cm zone.
AlexItaly said on 23/Nov/16
I would add Jim Parsons to the list rampage.
S.J.H said on 9/Nov/16
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Nov/16


I agree uncle sam is at least 6'1.25 but not (Today: 188.5cm/186.5cm) more like 188/186cm.
Rob underlisted quite numbers of 6'1.25 guy as 6'1 here like bill murray, mark pellegrino and rainn wilson.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Nov/16
Peak: 190.5cm/188.5cm
Today: 188.5cm/186.5cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Nov/16
Peak: 188.8cm
Today: 186.3cm



Don't believe he's just 6ft1 flat today
Benjamin Fritz said on 23/Oct/16
Looked like a solid 6'2.5 in the 90's next to John Travolta.

Peak height: 6'2.5

190 out of bed.

1,87,5 beofre bed.

Current height: 6'1

1,86 out of bed.

1,84 before bed.
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Oct/16
Absolutely spot-on with my guess! He is a fine actor with a fabulous sense of humour. I liked him in the '51st State' and playing a much older, bent up old man in 'Django Unchained.' He even accepted a bit-part in the fabulously scary Stephen King film 'Room 1408.' I can't get enough of him!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/16
@berta: I think that mark is arguable for both.But Sam is rounding up while Morgan is rounding down
berta said on 8/Sep/16
i would say 189 could be closer at peak but if you Think him and morgan Freeman back to back both at peak, i would say that Freeman would be 1 cm taller,
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Aug/16
187cm is too low for his peak. In the 90's looked like a decent 6ft2 range guy, sometimes close to 6ft3. Looked it with 6ft guys
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Aug/16
189cm peak is more than fair.
Johan said on 21/Aug/16
Can you imagine someone bringing up height when Skarsgard was standing next to him. I can see it now, " yeah Samuel is 6'3" who is the giant there?".

Alexander- " hey guys im 6'4" :)
travis said on 1/Aug/16
he still tall for a guy so 6'1 is right
Lenad 5ft9.75in said on 19/Jul/16
Now that's quite a downgrade. I wouldn't rule out 189cm for him when younger. 188 seems more likely but
alex italy said on 13/Jul/16
He appears slightly taller t'han cusack in cell
Peter 179cm said on 9/Jul/16
I'd go with: 187cm peak,184cm these days,it's more than fair considering he looks at most 183 next to Skarsgard in the Tarzan premiere.
Peter 179cm said on 9/Jul/16
@ Danimal (176-178cm) That's barely an inch difference between 6'0 peak Travolta and Jackson...He was max 187cm at his peak imo so a weak 6'2 claiming 6'3-not so typical.
Alex said on 6/Jul/16
No way he is 185 cm barefoot, he is 183 at best, he is too short next to Skarsgard. Probably he lost some height, counting his age now, but surely he never was so tall as he said.
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 30/Jun/16
Samuel is 67 years old (68 this year). He has easily lost over 1" in height (which is the average height loss for a man who is pushing 70). He claims having been 6'3" in his youth and next to 6'0" + John Travolta in 1994, he looked to be over a flat 6'2". Looked at least 6'2.5" and could have rounded up to 6'3" (or was 6'3" out of bed):

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Danimal (176-178cm) said on 30/Jun/16
Just saw the premiere of Tarzan tonight. Samuel Looked short next to 6'4" Alexander Skarsgård in the movie. Some pics Samuel looks under 6'0" and some pics he looks at least 6'1".

Some comparisons of them together:

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Danimal (176-178cm) said on 30/Jun/16
Looking short next to 6'4" Alexander Skarsgård (Tarzan). Just saw the premiere of Tarzan tonight.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 29/Jun/16
Peak: 189 CM
Today: 186 CM

That's what he looks a few years ago by Ryan Reynolds and Snoop Dogg.
James B said on 19/Jun/16
He has footware disadvantage with skasgard
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jun/16
Rob, could you add Jungle Fever to that list?
Editor Rob: there's a lot of good films he's been in, I think what's listed is ok.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jun/16
Could pull off 6ft3 at times in some of his early films.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/16
"Samuel L. Jackson's Height is 6ft 1½in (186.69cm)"
"Peak height was 6ft 2¼(188.595cm)"

I think he can still clear 6ft1 today when he stands for a measurement and that scene with Laurence Fishburne rules out anything less than a strong 6ft2 in his prime.
Ice said on 31/May/16
His posture def was very poor in Django , yet he still had Dicaprio by at least 3-4 cm . 186 - 187 cm range for him today .
Andrea said on 26/May/16
Yeah, that's a shocking photo, Arch! I doubt you can argue he looks even a mm over 6' there... But again Alexander is another guy who makes everybody look shorter than their listing!
Judd said on 25/May/16
Of course he was 6'2 in my opinion but I am not sure about his current height. I think he might be a very strong 6'1, like 185-186 cms! Even 6'1.25" seems reasonable
berta said on 25/May/16
yeah now after looking on photos with him and Skarsgård and ryan reynold i would say he actually look like a weak 6 foot 1 could even be down to 184 at worst. Hm maybe he wasnt taller than 188 peak
Arch Stanton said on 23/May/16
Holy crap, I've never seen Jackson looks short like he does in that photo with Skarsgard, scary. Just shows how very tall Skarsgard really is!!
Sam said on 17/May/16
Yeah, I think this more arguable than him being anywhere near 6'2" now. Sometimes he can look even less than 6'1" these days but can still look near the mark with better posture. At peak he could've passed for more than 6'2" at times!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/May/16
I'd go with 186-187cm range today, not sure he's just 185cm...yet
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/16
Ohsorry Rob I didn't see that! Wow...

You sure he looks that low today?
Editor Rob: looking at last year, yes I can see him more 6ft 1 than 2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/16
He does look like he's struggling with 6ft2 at times now but might have what Rob calls "hidden height" and stretch up to it when measured properly.
grizz said on 13/May/16
Berta,no way. Even full 6'1 is a stretch. Next to 6'2 Reynolds,he is 1 inch shorter at least. Bear in mind that even Reynolds doubts he's full 6'2 (he was once quoted saying 6'1-6'2).
I would go with 6'0.75
berta said on 10/May/16
yeah he is probably just a Little over 6 foot 1 now at best 187 . Somewhere in the 186-87 range now but i still Believe he was a Little over 6 foot 2 peak
Andrea said on 8/May/16
Rob, don't tell me he looks 6'1 with Alexander! He looks 6' at most, well at least in that picture... Let alone 6'2!
Editor Rob: he might look under 6ft 1 there, but I still think overall he can look about 6ft 1.
Sam said on 6/May/16
He looks pretty good for his age overall, but it's definitely time for Rob to acknowledge some height loss for Samuel L., he generally looks around 6'1" these days. With Dwayne Johnson, Jackson was wearing a rather lower heel sneaker compared to Johnson's chunky boots as I recall which accentuated their height difference but that on top of Jackson looking only a bit taller than Chris Evans (based on premiere photos, they look about the same in The Winter Soldier) and that it would be generous to say he looks 3 inches shorter than Skarsgard.
Editor Rob: 6ft 1 today is entirely possible for him, he's reached an age where losing height looks likely, but even 5 years ago I think he still could look nearer 6ft 2 than 1.
Johan said on 6/May/16
I still think 6'1" max nowadays. Unless Alexander is a liar and is really 6'5" + .

Also noticeably shorter than Dwayne Johnson. I can buy 6'2" for his peak or very close to it but he looks alot smaller now.
Andrea said on 3/May/16
He certainly looks nowhere near 6'2 next to Alexander: Click Here
Dejavu said on 24/Apr/16
He could be a weak 6'2 today but this could be due to his posture and footwear. I think there is a chance that he is still a legit 6'2 today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Apr/16
Rob, a 6ft2 flat guy could not pull that off....
Editor Rob: true, unless there was a slope in the pavement.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Apr/16
189cm peak
Berta said on 13/Apr/16
I Think he was 189 when he was Young and by now he is down to 187.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Apr/16
Rob, could you look at this clip from School Daze?


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I'm telling you...he looks 6ft4 beside Laurence Fishburne! Something is not right
Editor Rob: he could look over 6ft 3 in the clip, but without knowing if the ground was level or shoes level.
TJE said on 7/Apr/16
Sam looked a good 2 inches taller than Travolta, but has he lost much since? He doesn't look frail but

188-189 peak
187-188 today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Apr/16
Travolta I think could have been 6ft0½(184cm) in the Kotter/Carrie/Fever/Grease days
Dejavu said on 3/Apr/16
He is taller than Channing Tatum by at least an inch.
Lorne??? said on 21/Mar/16
Peak 6ft2.25, now, 187cm range evening. 1.5-75, he wears flats at times.

No way Travolta 183.5 if Sam wasn't close to 189cm in the 90's.

Even if Travolta dropped a half cm, it doesn't add up.

I do think John looked an honest 183-183.5 peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Mar/16
"Peak height was 6ft 2½in (189.2cm)

Today between 6ft1½-2 range
007 said on 15/Mar/16
Samuel is at least a cm shorter than Tom Hiddleston. Thats why I believe his is in the 6'1" range. Click Here
Here with Prince Harry(186cm) Click Here Harry does have shoe advantage, but he slouches more, looks to me that his shoes are about 1.5" Click Here and Samuels looks to be around an inch. Harry looks about 0.75inch taller, but with out shoes I believe they are about the same height.
Looking into to it more I believe he is more of a 186cm than my previous estimate of 184-185cm.
In conclusion Samuel is not 188cm anymore.
Sam said on 15/Mar/16
Arch, me and my friend liked Hateful 8 considerably more than most folks seem to. I'd rank it way above Inglorious Basterds, somewhat above Django Unchained and close to the same level as the 2 Kill Bills and Tarantino's best standalone since Jackie Brown. I just felt Django and especially Basterds was kind of a scattershot collection of "cool" scenes without bothering with strong character building, excluding I'd say Waltz's characters, or consistency. That and Ennio Morricone put it over ok for me but based on the faint or damning praise for Hateful 8, not many felt that!
AlexMahone said on 12/Mar/16
Mr Bond what are you talking about? Evans wears a massive boots and Jackson is slouching. In the third picture Hiddleston is closer to the camera and jackson is slouching again. These are no proofs.
007 said on 7/Mar/16
Samuel with Chris Evans(183cm) and Tom Hiddleston(187cm) Click Here
Chris Evans with Samuel Click Here
Tom Hiddleston with Samuel Click Here
Samuel needs a downgrade to 184-5cm. Rob do us a justice.
S.J.H said on 5/Mar/16
6'1.5 nowadays or to say his 186.5cm by night
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Mar/16
I thought the original 6ft2½(189cm) peak was bang on. A weak 6ft2 now though
TJE said on 4/Feb/16
I don't think he's lost more height than Morgan Freeman.
Arch Stanton said on 18/Jan/16
Looking below, Sam thought exactly the same thing haha!
Arch Stanton said on 18/Jan/16
@Rob, I think he's lost a bit now, he's really getting on. Agree he doesn't look shorter than Ronaldo. I think similar peak and current to Morgan Freeman, perhaps you'd tweak to 6'2.25 peak and 6'1.5 now? In the early 90s I think he could really look around 189, similar sort of look on screen to Freeman I thought. The Hateful 8 was OK, but there's too many above to also mention it. Perhaps you could squeeze it in for Kurt Russell (one of his greatest performances IMO)
Editor Rob: the 2.25/1.5 is entirely possible...I think even going back 10 years he could still look about 6ft 2, now maybe he looks a fraction under 6ft 2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jan/16
187cm at worst today and a solid 189cm guy in his prime
Idk said on 7/Jan/16
Definitely full 6'2. As for that Ronaldo pic it just goes to prove that he's 186
LoganNoll1996 said on 28/Dec/15
I've got a feeling Hateful 8 will be added to his list of films above. I always got the impression he was a 6'2 guy. Not sure if he's lost height. He could be 6'1.5" nowadays.
the shredder said on 4/Dec/15
Rob , what would you give his weight for Pulp Fiction? He looked in shape.
Rory said on 26/Nov/15
In the pic with Ronaldo id have said he was taller, not the other way round..CR7 6'1..SLJ 6'1.5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/15
He can appear 6ft1 range at times but straightened out I think he's still 6ft2 or very close to it
007 said on 11/Nov/15
I think Samuel needs a little downgrade. 184-185 cm.
007 said on 9/Nov/15
Rob, Samuel took a photo with Cristiano Ronaldo(185cm) and C.R looked a little taller, but mind you I don not know of their foot wear. Click Here I would say Samuel is around 184 cm. What is your take Rob?
Editor Rob: I wouldn't have guessed he looked shorter than ronaldo there. Both may not be at their best stance.
Andrea said on 21/Sep/15
Rampage, it's funny how you ask if Kobe could be 194 and then say Samuel is (still) near 6'2: Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/15
Peak
190.5cm out of bed
188.5cm before bed

Today
189.5cm out of bed
187.5cm before bed
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/15
Peak
190.5 out of bed
188.5cm before bed

Today
189.5cm out of bed
187.5cm before bed
Mike said on 17/Sep/15
I would say about 6ft 1.25/186 cm today and around 6ft 2-2.25 188-189 cm peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Sep/15
Near 6ft3 in his 30's, IMO. I'd be hard pressed to find him in anything pre-1987
Aza said on 5/Sep/15
'Snakes on a plane' .......not his best acting moment for sure!
james said on 1/Sep/15
He was a strong 6'2 during the 90's and early 2000's now he has lost in inch ..I say 6'1 today
Sam said on 21/Aug/15
Rob, would you consider doing a 189 cm/6'2.25" peak listing and a 187 cm/6'1.5" current listing for Samuel L.? He's looks quite youthful for his age but is in his late 60s now and some loss would be expected, right?
Mike said on 9/Aug/15
Strong 6ft 2 peak and closer to 6ft 1 nowadays.
BorkLaser said on 28/Jul/15
Looked taller than solid 6'1" Colin Firth on Kingsman: The Secret Service. I think the current listing is good! If anything, he's maybe 187cm now but no less.
nick said on 22/Jun/15
6'1 prime. Pictures with Danny glover prove this
Peyman said on 10/Jun/15
Peak 188
Today 186

I think He looked 6 1" in coach Carter
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jun/15
189-190cm peak
187-188cm today
Sam said on 2/Jun/15
He looks nearly the same height a lot of the time recently with Chris Evans and Evans strikes me as a not particularly strong six footer.
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On the other hand, I wouldn't question a peak of 6'2.25", he looked pretty dead-even with Ben Affleck not that long ago in Changing Lanes.
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His posture might not be the best but I wonder if he can straighten up that much due to his nearing 70. I could see 6'2.25" peak, 6'1"-6'1.25" now, the latter is generous!
Dmeyer said on 28/May/15
188 peak 186-7cm now
Lorne??? said on 9/May/15
You should give him 6ft2.25 peak, or otherwise drop Travolta to 6 feet flat.(Which has always been a distinct possibil
Not, 6ft1.5 range. He only looks 185-6 with poor posture/lesser footwear.

Oops, I meant now, he's 6ft1.5 range.
Lorne??? said on 9/May/15
You should give him 6ft2.25 peak, or otherwise drop Travolta to 6 feet flat.(Which has always been a distinct possibility)

Not, 6ft1.5 range. He only looks 185-6 with poor posture/lesser footwear.
Lorne??? said on 5/May/15
He used to have a current...

I always thought 6ft2.25 was closer, but you now think he was 6'2 flat? If that's the case, no way Travolta was even a mm over 6ft in 1994.

What made you downgrade?
AlexMahone said on 5/May/15
I have no stadiometer (not measured Jackson himself) and no eagle eyes but in this picture (he's leaning a little bit) he has the same height like Tom Hiddleston. They both wears same shoes but look at Chris Evans boots!

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Andrea said on 5/May/15
Yeah, today he doesn't look much over 6'1... Not a chance he's 6'2! 6'1.25 is probably fairer!
Sam said on 2/Apr/15
Rob, would you consider a current height, he can look 6'1.5" tops these days IMO.
Dmeyer said on 22/Mar/15
Strong 6'2 peak looking 6'2.5 in big shoes , to day near enaught 6'2 looks 6'1 in bad posture so no léss then 6'1.5 today
Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" said on 21/Mar/15
He was 6'2.25" in his peak, and he's 6'1" today. He consistently appears shorter than actors who are actually 187-188 CM today.
Judd said on 5/Mar/15
noway today he's still 6'2"...i think he might need a downgrade...actually in the last years he did look 6'1.25" (6'1.5" being very very generous).
Agree about his peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Feb/15
Didn't drop below 6ft2½(189cm) in his prime and probably cleared 6ft3 out of bed. I think he's around 6ft2 today.
5'11' Barefoot said on 25/Jan/15
never 6'3" even with shoes.
Sam said on 9/Jan/15
Rob, could you add Jungle Fever, A Time to Kill, Jackie Brown, The Negotiator and Django Unchained to his credits?

Django and The Sunset Limited remind you he is a damn excellent actor even if these days he basically always plays almost innerchangeable badass, bald, one-liner-spouting "Samuel L. Jackson types".
Celebheights 188 CM said on 30/Dec/14
He's 6'1" today.
184.3cm said on 29/Dec/14
Easily shorter than Dwayne Johnson in The Other Guys. I thought he was 6'1 range.
slothee said on 27/Dec/14
Peak: 6'2", today: 6'1".
Lonestar said on 15/Dec/14
Rob, don't you think uncle sam had drop a half inch at 60s now? He really look no more than 187cm and could even look like a legitimate 6'1.25 guy
Danimal said on 9/Dec/14
Mike says on 3/Dec/14
Again Rob can you add more movies like Patriot Games, The Incredibles, Shaft, the Star Wars prequel Trilogy, Jungle Fever, Jackie Brown, Unbreakable, The 51st State and Django Unchained. He's in a lot of movies lol.

This isn't a movie site. This is a height site. Why should Rob have to list all of your favorite movies?
Sam said on 5/Dec/14
How about a peak and current height for him?...he looks sub-6'2" quite a bit recently such as near Dwayne Johnson or Chris Evans in The Winter Soldier.
Mike said on 3/Dec/14
Again Rob can you add more movies like Patriot Games, The Incredibles, Shaft, the Star Wars prequel Trilogy, Jungle Fever, Jackie Brown, Unbreakable, The 51st State and Django Unchained. He's in a lot of movies lol.
[Editor Rob: yeah he has too many good movies he's been in over the years!]
Mike said on 3/Dec/14
Very strong 6ft 2 peak and probably woke up at 6ft 2.75 or 6ft 3.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Nov/14
Still got 1in on Colin Firth in The Secret Service and Mr. R spotted him at an exact 6ft2. Closer to 6ft3 in his 20s-30s, quite possibly about 190cm. Was still looking 6ft2-6ft3 in the early 2000's
177cmGuy said on 17/Nov/14
189-190cm could be his peak height and he was listed at this height previously. Today I can see him at 186-187cm.
Judd said on 15/Nov/14
today can't be taller than 6'1"...he looks as tall as Tarantino (6'1") with a better posture and probably a shoes advantage:

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mike said on 11/Nov/14
Rob, can you also add other films like Jurassic Park and Snakes on a Plane?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Oct/14
He did a solid 6ft3 in Jackie Brown.
Dmeyer said on 31/Oct/14
Rob i do think he looked solid 6'2 peak and near 6'2 now and course can look 6'1-1.5 when in 1-1.5cm trainer and weak posture
AlexMahone said on 31/Oct/14
Another downgrading topic. John Cusak IS NOT I repeat, IS NOT 187cm. At least 188.

In the movie 1408 Cusack had a massive hair advantage but the eyelevels of this two are the same. I think Jackson didn't loose any height at age 66.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Oct/14
Looks 6'3.5" in Jackie Brown!
Judd said on 14/Oct/14
mike says on 19/Aug/14
peak: night/morning 6ft 2in-6ft 2.75in 188-190 cm
today: night/morning 6ft 1.5in-6ft 2.25in 187-189 cm

i perfectly agree with you...strong 6'2" on his prime...
in 2008 he was a bit shorter than 6'1.75" john cusack, so 6'1.5" as his current height is a fair listing...
Dejavu said on 14/Oct/14
He can look 6'1 when he slouches. Maybe he is a weak 6'2 today .
mike said on 9/Oct/14
Peak: 6ft 2-2.25in 188-189 cm
Today: 6ft 1.5-1.75in 187 cm
mike said on 19/Aug/14
peak: night/morning 6ft 2in-6ft 2.75in 188-190 cm
today: night/morning 6ft 1.5in-6ft 2.25in 187-189 cm
mike said on 18/Aug/14
Samuel L Jackson's height is 6ft 1.75in (187 cm)
Peak height was 6ft 2.25in (188 cm)
177cmGuy said on 18/Aug/14
Rob do you think there's a chance he hit 190cm with his peak height? Maybe that's where he got his 6'3 claim.
berta said on 10/Jul/14
not peak height of 189 anymore?
mike said on 6/Jun/14
6ft 2 peak 6ft 1.5-.75 today.
SaveUsY2J said on 5/Jun/14
@jtm: I don't know what photos of Jackson and Hiddleston you've been looking at, because Hiddleston is barely taller, if at all. He's under 6'2 nowadays but a flat 6'1 is too low. I'd go 6'1.5 in 2014, maybe 6'2.5 peak.
Andrea said on 3/Jun/14
Lol, Rob, at first i thought he was dead, because you removed his peak height... This is for sure more accurate because he never looked a mm over 6'2 to me, not even at his peak! Now he can look barely 6'1 a lot!
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with jeff goldblum back in 1993

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cole said on 20/May/14
@Editor Rob: He really isn't a 6'2 guy anymore. He has consistantly looked nearer 6'1 as of late. Time for a downgrade.
[Editor Rob: today he can be 6ft 1.5...he also sometimes wears flatter footwear at events]
jtm said on 20/May/14
inch shorter than tom hiddleston. he is not 6'2 anymore.
the shredder said on 14/May/14
He is 6 '1 , He looks it with waltz also. Peak 6 '2
Alex 6'0 said on 12/May/14
Here are pics of Sam Jackson and Chris Evans together. Evans is listed 6'0 on here and looks about that maybe 5'11.5 at worst. He has a bit more footwear than Jackson has but still Jackson doesn't look anything over 6'1 if Evans is 6'0. No way a 2 inch difference even taking into account the small footwear advantage.

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Alex 6'0 said on 9/May/14
He looked 6'1 with Chris Evans in Captain America
Andrea said on 24/Apr/14
Rob, do you really think he was two big inches taller than John Travolta in Pulp Fiction? He looked maybe 1.5 inch taller than John, to me... And considering that John was 6' range, it's hard to believe he was ever over 6'2. Today he looks more and more 6'1... His 6'3 claim is quite hilarious
[Editor Rob: he could look just 6ft 2 flat]
Magnus said on 24/Mar/14
Strong 6'2 peak

Strong 6'1 today
Rey said on 22/Mar/14
Clearly taller than Travolta in Pulp Fiction. Six-two and some change in his peak.
James B said on 15/Mar/14
In 51st state looked a strong 6'2 but then that was a very long time ago now
teamcoco said on 15/Mar/14
looks the same height as conan
viapto said on 8/Mar/14
see photo with tarantino 6' 1 shoulder to shoulder, same height. Click Here
viapto said on 8/Mar/14
samuel looks sometimes same height forest witaker but actually in photos with justin timberlake 6' or chris evans 6' looks only one inch taller that they, he also look smaller that Quentin Tarantino 6' 1, tom hiddleston 6' 2, morgan freeman 6' 2 or the rock 6' 3. Click Here I thing he actually is 6' 1.
Freddy said on 15/Feb/14
hmm, I can buy 6'2 in the 90s but nowadays he looks 6'1
Johnny Blaze said on 30/Jan/14
I'm 6'2 and walked right next to him in a store and he was a little taller than me. 6'2.5-6'3 is correct.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jan/14
Rob is 187cm range today closer?
Angelaa said on 12/Jan/14
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Inch taller than 6ft1 Christano Ronaldo
Lenad is sexy said on 11/Jan/14
probably a weak 6'2 now. not convinced he was ever 6'3 though
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Dec/13
Honestly looked 189-190cm in the 90s
Shorty said on 30/Nov/13
He is 1.5 to 2 inches shorter than 190 cm rock
Manza said on 27/Nov/13
He is 6.1 he is 2 inches shorter than rock 6.3
Nigel said on 14/Nov/13
He said on Letterman today that he's 6'3" :-)
cole said on 21/Oct/13
He's for sure not 6'2 range anymore. 185-186 cm range as of 2013.
Dejavu said on 12/Oct/13
He could be 6'1.5 now.
Silent d said on 5/Oct/13
187cm. One of the greatest and coolest actors! Pulp fiction is epic! He always looks around 6 foot 2 range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Sep/13
Rob, would have been 6ft3 in the morning at his peak?
KROC said on 9/Sep/13
6'1.5 as of now, 6'2.5 peak

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