How tall is Stellan Skarsgård

Stellan Skarsgård's Height

6ft 2 (188 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 3 (190.5 cm)
Swedish Actor best known for roles in movies such as Mamma Mia, King Arthur, Thor, Cinderella, Angels & Demons and Good Will Hunting. One of his agencies listed him as "Height: 193 cm"

How tall is Stellan Skarsgard
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Average Guess (34 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 3.28in (191.2cm)
Current: 6ft 2.35in (188.8cm)
Crane said on 23/Jul/20
Passed for 190 in his prime but as of today, 187 mostly.
JesusIsKing said on 18/Dec/19
Rob, does Stellan have a much larger head size than his son Alexander?

His head looks to be on the bigger side, while Alexander's head is small for his height.
Editor Rob
he might have a cm longer, but I think it is in top of head to eyelevel that Stellan has more length, plus maybe is more prone to lowering his head compared to his son.
Yang (5 footer 8, 173) said on 12/Nov/19
His peak height was like his son's current height 6ft 3 range but current one is like typical 6ft 2 guys I do know... it's like same height father and sons unlike short father with tall sons vs tall father vs short sons...
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 8/Oct/19
I would like to see Peter Stormare had a comparison with Stellan.
Sonnecker said on 20/Sep/19
I remember an interview of some years ago when he told he was 191 cm.... I'd bet it was his prime stature.188 cm/6'2" clean now.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jun/19
🎈🎁🎂 Happy Birthday Stellan! 🎂🎁🎈

Wishing the great Stellan Skarsgard a truly fantastic 68th Birthday. I bought the film 'Exorcist The Beginning' purely because Stellan is in it, and he didn't disappoint me at all. 😁

I will give him the same as I did the last time: 6ft3.25 peak and 6ft2.5 for his height right now.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/May/19
Stellan looked taller than James D'Arcy in the 2004 film 'Exorcist The Beginning', which I have just seen. I bought it when I found out that Stellan was the main star. He never lets me down, and he didn't in this either!

He was the tallest member of the cast, and the only person he could look straight in the face was James. I put him at 6ft3.25 when he made it, some 15 years ago. It was released in the cinemas, I believe, in 2005.

I go for peak - 6ft3.25 and nowadays 6ft2.5. He still looked very tall in the fairly recent Lars Von Trier double film 'Nymphomaniac'. He was the only character in that film with decent ethics, and HE made the film interesting and educational!
SnerhagAip777 said on 28/Mar/19
It's ridiculous how he claims 6'4 when his son is notably taller than him. Kinda like my father who claims to have been measured at 6'5 despite looking a lot shorter than me who was measured at 6'5 3/4. He is in his 50's and his posture leaves room for improvement, so i wouldn't be surprised if he's lost half an inch already and was about 6'3 1/2 to 6'3 3/4 batefoot in those days. Still it absolutely sucks that i'm the one being accused of measuring wrong. Rob, you should run for president and make it illegal to make shoe claims or lie up on height.
slothee said on 24/Jul/18
The only Skarsgård who exaggerates his height (by an inch at least!). His sons on the other hand are very honest about their heights tho. Weird..
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Apr/18
But nowadays he actually can look shorter than 6ft2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Mar/18
Looked 191-192cm in Good Will Hunting
berta said on 18/Dec/17
i dont Think that Cv height is his own claim. He was measured 191 cm in a old Swedish Movie and alexander said he was 191. And wasnt there a guy named chrisdtian that meet him like 5 years ago that said he told him 191?
Willes188 said on 14/Sep/17
Stellan was 191cm in his prime Rob upgrade
Ben said on 12/Sep/17
6ft 3 in his prime, 6ft 2.25 today
Slim 182 cm said on 12/Aug/17
Guy absolutely towered Matt Damon in "good will Hunting",

Strong 6'3 peak
Strong 6'2 today.
Nik said on 24/Jul/17
I like his name!
berta said on 23/Jul/17
as usuall i think the average guess it spot on. well maybe his current is more in the 188,8 range than 189,4
berta said on 8/Feb/17
already lost littel over 1 inch? 3 cm he is only 65. looking at photo hwe standing in a way that makes him look 2 cm shorter in the last 5-7 years. but measured i think he still is 189. 2 cm loss i can live with but not 3.
Sandy Cowell said on 5/Feb/17
Look at the size of his boys! He wasn't mean with his genes, was he? 😎💪 🙆🙌🙋
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jan/17
Rob, how likely is 188cm today?

Looks it with his sons
Editor Rob: it's very likely in fact, I don't think he really looks over it now.
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Jan/17
I was very fond of Stellen's trusting, kindly character in Lars Von Trier's extravaganza 'Nymphomaniac'. The facts that man comes out with are staggering and it gives a welcome bit of relief from the woman's self-centred tale!
I noticed he was very tall of course! I would have believed 6ft4 for him even!
I am pleased to have just found out that Alexander is his son by reading the comments. I did wonder!
Willes189 said on 19/Jan/17
How about this

189.5-190cm Today

191cm Prime
berta said on 19/Jan/17
rob he was over this at peak he was ecxactly 191 . even measured at it at a movies
Willes189 said on 14/Sep/16
Stellan 191cm (measured) 6'3.25 PEAK
Bill 192.5cm (measured) 6'3.5
Gustaf 190.5cm (probably) 6'3
Alexander 194.5cm (probably) 6'4.5

The whole family needs .25+ added to their page
berta said on 8/Sep/16
6 foot 3 and 0,25, was measured to that in a Movie. old Swedish Movie from 80´s ore 90¨s
berta said on 25/Aug/16
a Little over 6 foot 3 peak
joe @@ said on 9/Oct/15
looks 6´3 morgan freeman with
joe 193cm night said on 27/Feb/15
Christian,191cm peak height when he was younger
joe 193cm night said on 14/Feb/15
rob a question his sons Bill Skarsgård listed in 192cm and 193cm Gustaf Skarsgård to you it looks this point
joe 193cm night said on 14/Feb/15
Chris had huge shoes so the difference can Stellan still looks high
Christian said on 12/Feb/15
I don't think he is under 191 cm. I have worked with him several times and he always stands at around 6'3''.
Lonestar said on 31/Dec/14
My uncle was a flat 6'3 he had met Stellan numbered of times when he stay in Sweden and told me Stellan was a spot on weak 6'3 or flat 6'3 same as him. So 6'2.5 sound accurate
Arch Stanton said on 20/Oct/14
Yeah he looked a proper 6'3" guy in Good Will Hunting.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Oct/14
His son has a shoe advantage. There's probably about 4cm between them
bad boy said on 9/Oct/14
He was 2 inch shorter than Chris Hemsworth 6.3 in the movie thor so he might be closer to 6.1 nowadays & peak height maybe 6.2-6.25
Andrea said on 9/Sep/14
Yeah, the 184 guy can look 6 big inches taller than the strong 5'7 guy in that single pic... Are there some pics of Stellan looking 6'2.5 or he always has bad posture in every single pic? Alexander is another one of those guys who make most of the actors on here look shorter than what they are listed... Together with Kobe Bryant, Jared Padalecki, Lance Reddick, Tom Welling, Boris Kodjoe...
[Editor Rob: Click Here. His shoes actually look quite thin, maybe half inch less than his son, so he's giving some height up there.]
Andrea said on 8/Sep/14
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How can Alexander look so tall next to a 6'2.5 man? Is this how a Brandon Routh would look with Alexander? Let's say Alexander is 6'4.5, then maybe his father is near 6'1.5? Rob, i bet you'll try the "bad posture" card. Am i right?
[Editor Rob: it's not a card, I think a guy like Alexander generally looks like he stands quite near his measured height, while his father might have a stance that can generally be 1-1.5 inches shorter than he might measure.

Look at these 2 guys, the big Height Challenger J who is a measured 6ft 1/2 and big S who last time I measured him he was 5ft 7 and 1/8th...Click Here.

big S measures taller in person than big G although he generally has poorer posture...just like Stellan ;)
Sam said on 8/Jul/14
Still no current height listing?
griffin said on 12/Jun/14
today he looks around 6'2 or a little above.
Maybe when he was 20's he brush 6'2.5-2.75 but not a full 6'3
Sam said on 14/Nov/13
Rob, I think this guy is overdue for a current height listing. Maybe 6'1.5", to me 6'2" would even be pushing it from recent shots with the Thor cast.
[Editor Rob: he can look sub 6ft 3 now yeah]
Mr.V said on 21/Sep/13
In this interview, his son Alexander said "Dad is 191 cm":

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Maybe you should give Stellan a 6'3.25" peak.

These days he's definitely lost height though:

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Compared to 182-183 cm Mads Mikkelsen at around 6:50 in this video he isn't much taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/13
192cm peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Aug/12
He really made Matt Damon look diminutive in Goodwill Hunting, not to mention Robin Williams.
That was 1997 so he would have been in his late 40s. Peak height 6ft3.5(192cm), Rob?
Hob said on 29/Jul/12
he was way shorter than 6'4 alexander. at least a solid 6cm to max 7cm , i believe he can't be anything over 6'1.5
Jonas said on 13/Jun/12
Sam says on 12/Dec/11
I think Stellan is starting to lose a little height, he's looked rather shorter than his son Alexander recently:

I agree.. Near his son Alexander he looks 6'2 or less
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Sam said on 12/Dec/11
I think Stellan is starting to lose a little height, he's looked rather shorter than his son Alexander recently:
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Henrik said on 30/Nov/11
nic says on 24/Nov/11
Henrik, I know for a fact that the average height of 18-year-old Swedish men was 1.79 m in 1981. Considering that average height has increased by about 1 cm per decade in the recent decades, and that some 18-year-olds haven't finished growing, I'd say that average height today must be clearly over 1.80 in Sweden.

I would say that 165-167cm (5'5"-5'6") is the norm for Swedish ladies where I live. The 181cm (strong 5'11") is for young Swedes, not all. It's just that I do not experience people at 190cm+ (6'3"), or even 185cm (6'1"), to be so common as some people think/say, giving me a hard time to believe that the average would be near it. I stand eye to eye with only a minority of the ones I meet/see. Tall people are not really uncommon, but being medium-sized seems to be the norm here. Perhaps people in Stockholm might be a tad taller. A person from Stockholm that I once met said that he experienced men from other cities to be shorther than the men were at home.
nic said on 26/Nov/11
MD, yeah, I've checket that site now. My numbers were based on statistics from the Swedish army in 1982, when I was tested and measured, and so on, to see what kind of soldier I was suitable to be. I didn't know that Scandinavian countries had levelled off in height. Maybe due to increased immigration the last 20 years? Or could there be another reason? Why does average height increase or decrease in developed ("rich") countries?
MD said on 25/Nov/11
Nic, a very quick look-up at the "human height" page at a site-that-can-not-be-mentioned, apparently, shows a study done in 2008 for 20-29 year olds that shows an average male height of 181.5 cm. I'd say that sounds a bit right, maybe a little tall. Most Scandinavian countries leveled off in height at least a decade, ago.
nic said on 24/Nov/11
Henrik, I know for a fact that the average height of 18-year-old Swedish men was 1.79 m in 1981. Considering that average height has increased by about 1 cm per decade in the recent decades, and that some 18-year-olds haven't finished growing, I'd say that average height today must be clearly over 1.80 in Sweden.
Henrik said on 15/Nov/11
Aaron says on 24/Mar/11
Physically, he's one of the largest actors out there. Big sturdy guy; gotta love those Swedish genes.

The "tallness of Swedes" is a bit exaggerated, in my opinion and to my experience. I live in Sweden and am around 6'3". I'm taller than the vast majority when walking in a crowd. Sure, it's not really a shocking experience for me to see guys who are the same height as me or taller, but I seriously doubt that the average here goes beyond 5'11" flat (180cm). I would personally maybe even think that it's closer to 5'10" (178cm) in reality.

Weak 6' (182cm) as average for Swedes would mean that it was the norm to find 6'1" (185cm) guys. It's really not, believe me. Just look at the Swedish Beck movies and particularly 6'2.5" (189cm) Mikael Persbrandt as Gunvald Larsson. He doesn't strike me as anywhere near average height.
LAN Jiao said on 31/Oct/11
He cant be 191. His son alexander 193 had easily 2in over dad. He is 6'2
Christian said on 22/Oct/11
No, Stellan is at least 191 cm. I wouldn´t even rule out 6'4''. He is tall. Standing up straight I thought 193, but he said 191 cm.
LAN Jiao said on 16/Oct/11
Heard he claim 6'4. Never looks it. Always 6'2 to me
Stefano said on 7/Aug/11
In kiss kiss bang bang( 2001) He's cleary one inch shorter than paul bettany, so he can be 6' 2''
Christian said on 29/Jun/11
Yes, I asked him in person. He said 191 cm.
truth said on 28/Jun/11
unlike other 6ft1 guys claiming 6ft3 this guy really seems to be 6ft3.
Christian said on 13/Jun/11
TDK Rises - I am a producer and worked with Stellan on a short-film last summer. I am 5'7½''.
TDK Rises said on 18/May/11
Hi, who is that pictured with him and how tall is he? Thanks!
Gorgeous said on 10/May/11
Thor was wearing big boots to give that super hero stature. Hemsworth and Stellan are really the same height give or take 0.5m
TruebloodFan said on 7/May/11
@Stefano says on 1/May/11
In thor Hemsworth he's taller tha him, about two inches, so he can be 6 1' an1/2..........

Hemsworth had footwear advantage in Thor. Skarsgard was taller than Clive Owen in King Arthur. this guy isn't under 190cm.
Stefano said on 1/May/11
In thor Hemsworth he's taller tha him, about two inches, so he can be 6 1' an1/2..........
Aaron said on 24/Mar/11
Physically, he's one of the largest actors out there. Big sturdy guy; gotta love those Swedish genes.
Mr. R said on 20/Nov/10
Rob, where did Alexander say his brother was almost 200cm? Is that Gustaf he is referring to?

[Editor Rob: it was in the swedish paper Aftonbladet, there was a link above my comment from christian.]
Christian said on 26/May/09
Stellan towered everyone at this event. He was my friends height at 6'4''.
Zak said on 5/May/09
He looks huge,at least 190cm (6'26'3)
Lionel said on 11/Mar/09
peak 6'3 now look under
sam said on 27/Feb/09
I read something that said he was 1.93 m back in the 90s, but I can't recall the source.
Dylan said on 3/Jan/09
Well today I was listening to the commentary for WAZ and the director said he was 6ft5 ... I reckon he's about that too. He's bloody huge!
spence said on 23/Dec/08
6ft4 peak. 6ft3 reality for this guy.
raison said on 14/Oct/08
He's full 6'3"
thekiddd said on 3/Oct/08
191 cm is 6'3 1/4". He could be a strong 6'3".
berta said on 2/Oct/08
in a swedish movie they measure him and they say that he is 191
Chris said on 2/Oct/08
I have met Alexander Skarsg
Filip said on 23/Aug/08
Stellan looks really tall infront Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting (170 cm), yeah , he might be around 190 cms
Chris said on 26/Jul/08
Stellan is 6'4'' or close to 6'4'', his son Alexander is 6'4
Anonymous said on 25/Jun/08
in the upcoming movie mamma mia he looks 1 inch taller than 187 cms colin firth and 2 inch taller than 184 cms pierce brosnan so he looks in the range 189/190 cms or 6'2.5 tall nowdays.
Liz said on 26/May/08
Comparing Stellan to Gerard Butler in "Beowulf and Grendel"(a great unappreciated movie)...Butler looks just a smidgen shorter than Stellan...So if Butler is six foot two..then Stellan is one inch taller.
Chris said on 2/Oct/07
No he is at least 6'3'' could be 6'4''.
dmeyer said on 19/Aug/07
compare to sobiesky and kidman dosnt look a full 6'3
Matt Thomas said on 5/Jul/07
Yeah looks 6'3
Chris said on 20/Feb/07
No, I only wear lifs on the weekends or special events:)These lifts are 2 inches, making me 5'9 1/4''(176 cm)
Del Mar said on 3/Feb/07
I could go for 6-4. He had 4 inches on Bjørn Floberg in Insomnia and looks close to 6-4 in a lot of events
Chris said on 30/Jan/07
Today I spoke with Stellan Skarsgård. He was visiting the filmfestival in Gouthenborg Sweden. He was a really nice guy. I´m 5'9½'' in my 2.5 inch lifts and he was so tall he had to lean over to hear what I was saying. No shorter than 6'3''and no taller than 6'4''. Btw, my friend took a picture of me talking to Stellan, not the best angle, but when I get, shall I send it to you Rob?

[Editor Rob: sure, do send it]
Cantstop25 said on 23/Sep/06
Has Bad posture. But can look a legit 6'4"
Ed said on 19/Sep/06
This is a good listing for Stellan, he had a good inch or so on Clive Owen in King Arthur, and in retrospect he absolutely towered over the 5ft10 Matt Damon in Goodwill Hunting.
Ludjke said on 18/Sep/06
Stellan is 6'3". It says 191cm on his arrest photograph for drunk driving, available all over those thrashy Swedish websites.
Chris said on 14/Jul/06
Stellan is a big guy and so is his son Alexander both around 6.4-6.5. In Dead Man´s Chest, Stellan looks at least 5 inches taller than Bloom and he is not even standing straight.
Anonymous said on 11/Mar/06
When I first saw him, I thought he was 6'4/6'5. He looks bigger because of his heavy build.

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