How tall is Tom Cruise - Page 11

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5ft 7.21in (170.7cm)
Brad said on 28/Apr/09
Ben Stiller in a major magazine at 5' 8" is p.r. garbage. He's 5' 6".
TELLEM said on 28/Apr/09
he looks 5'7.5 next to 5'6ish ben stiller
sam said on 28/Apr/09
tall people are often not good at estimating shorter people's heights. I know a guy who's 6'2 who met tom cruise and thought he was 5'5 - 5'6. The deal is, 6 inches is a lot no matter how you slice it, even if cruise is 5'8. Therefore, he problably is 5'8 but the guy just thought, "here's a guy whose way shorter than me so.... 5'5" I have the same issue. It's annoying. I'm 5'8 and people swear I'm no taller than 5'7.
sam said on 28/Apr/09
slight height difference. Cruise could be a little over 5'8, stiller could be just under...
Parker said on 28/Apr/09
One Sunday magagazine described Ben Stiller as 'only' 5'8" this weekend. Wonder
what they would give Cruise looking at this pic?
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[Editor Rob: they'd still give him 5ft 7!]
Brad said on 27/Apr/09
Go meet him, he's 5' 8" at the lowest possible.
RandomLeftCoastGuy said on 27/Apr/09
Here's the guy in Hollywood most concerned about how tall you think he is. It's such an issue that the media are under strict orders never to bring it up in an interview. He's between 5'5" and 5'6" according to people I know who have worked with him. There's a stunt man who looks just like him who is banned from ever doubling Cruise because he's 5'4" and Tom demands his stunt doubles be closer to his claimed height.
Anonymous said on 26/Apr/09
5'5 sounds way too short, i mean come on, he is not tall, but 5'5????? Give me a break. I would say somewhere between 5'6 to 5'7.5.

Nothing more, or less.
The Dutchguy said on 26/Apr/09
Tom is 5'7, for sure, and, DAMN! he looks freaking scary
Ian said on 26/Apr/09
Parker says on 21/Apr/09
Well we'll just have to agree to disagree JP. Its the eye level that counts.
No it's the top of head that height is measured from.
jasonn said on 26/Apr/09
met him last night. 5'5 spot on Lange. Not a weak 5'5 though. He's a strong and RESPECTABLE 5'5. Surely a solid and ADMIRABLE 5'5.

why is he listed at a gawky and giant 5'7.75? He's a tall 5'5er.
Jay said on 25/Apr/09
i always thought he was 5'6". my cousin met him and said he was a bit taller than her and she's 5'5.
Kristian said on 24/Apr/09
Ok im pretty sure cruise is between 5.7 and 5.8 as everyone has been saying, but most likely hes just a dude that looks shorter than he really is, like myself, there is this 5.5 guy at work who thinks he is roughly my height! and i am 5.9 when i wake, i kind of felt insulted but at the same time i didnt want him to make him feel bad about himself so i just pretended like we were roughly the same height and continued on our way, but seriously how can somone miscalculate height by that much
Joe257 said on 24/Apr/09
I heard 5'9" at highest, 5'7" at shortest. I think Tom Cruise is about 5'8", which I do not consider to be that short. Tom got stereotyped as being a short actor yet he is taller than the average woman quite a few inches. True, there are a lot of men taller than him but what can you do.
Parker said on 24/Apr/09
Shredder - Rob ducked the question, but I'll give you my answer. Based on the way Rob determines height, the tallest I think Cruise could be is 173, and the shortest 170, which is why Rob is happy to leave him at 172.
themaster said on 24/Apr/09
Head implants now dang, what is this world coming to?
Brad said on 23/Apr/09
Go meet him.
bball20 said on 23/Apr/09
do all the heights listed on this site include the celebrities with shoes on or is it just flat footed?
Doug said on 23/Apr/09
Everybody bow down and respect the views of Billy Connelly. Anybody who knows Billy Connelly they will know that if Tom had appeared a "wee guy" to him he would be making jokes about it. Quite on the contrary Connelly was surprised how much taller Tom Cruise was than people make out. 5'6" is rubbish. The evidence points to him being around 5'8" or a tad under as Rob has him listed at. Cruise regularly looks 5'9" or even as high as 5'10" in lifts. He has to be around roughly 5'8", 5'7" at his very lowest.
the shredder said on 23/Apr/09
Rob , do you think a full 5'8 is too much ?
glenn said on 23/Apr/09
not sure frankys.maybe he is taller than me.or we are exact.cause he does seem to creep down to 5-7 bruce lee and myself.5-8 guys that shrink to 5-7.
Parker said on 23/Apr/09
So in summary Rob are you saying in the photo on the left Tom is standing about an inch taller than Glenn, but of course we don't know if Tom has a lift or any ground level difference. In other words Tom cannot be over 5'8.5 at his very Max,

[Editor Rob: yes. Ground level is always something to think about more in street shots. Sometimes you won't even be aware someone could be standing 1/2 inch higher...the slab may look level but it might not be.]
the shredder said on 23/Apr/09
Rob , now that you measured Glenn , what do you think is the TALLEST Tom Cruise can be ... and the shortest ?

[Editor Rob: I'm happy leaving him 172cm.]
yoyo said on 22/Apr/09
yeh his 170ish. 172 mission'not possible'.. haha.
Anonymous said on 21/Apr/09
I think his real height is 5'6 He does wear lifts to appeat taller. He is famous for being short.
Parker said on 21/Apr/09
Well we'll just have to agree to disagree JP. Its the eye level that counts. Yes you could have a head implant to make you 2 inches taller
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The eye level stays the same. And 'He's most likely to be wearing lifts than not' why???

Here's a pic of director and members of Mission Impossible 111

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Left to right Keri Russell (5'4 +heels=?),J Abrams(listed at 5'7 on iternet),Cruise, Don't know,Maggie Q (listed 5'5 + heels =?)

Tom looks 5'9/5'10 in the pic in shoes - really can't see them giving him 2-3 inches...5'7 is a good debate, as is 5'8. Nothing below or higher in my opinion. And Lange...a weak 5'5? Your having a laugh.
frankys said on 21/Apr/09
yes glenn you got the point..lifts...let say you are a strong 5.7.... how can tom be a strong 5.8 if he has just 1/4 (maybe half) inch over you in both pics ( considering that you'r bending in the 2nd )i doubt tom wearing flat shoes .
glenn said on 21/Apr/09
brad-he might be wearing lifts in at least one pic.and you know that.i dont think he was in the 1993 pic.but im bending.
Jim said on 21/Apr/09
"Actors are unimportant"

the shredder said on 21/Apr/09
Tom is not a flat 5'7 , but he really is not that much taller then Glenn , I think he is no taller then 5'8 though I think closer to 5'8 !
Parker said on 21/Apr/09
If Cruise truly is a flat 5'7, there are numerous celebs on this site who's heights need lowering - Stiller,MJF, Hoffman, Michael Penna and Katie Holmes to name 5. Cruise, in my opinion, is not more than an inch shorter than his wife.

The debate for me is not Rob's height listing being incorrect - but at what point in the day is he 172? I think its last thing at night.
Brad said on 20/Apr/09
Of course Cruise is taller than Glenn. Look above.
JP said on 20/Apr/09
Parker, hows under 5'7 baloney, he could be 5'7.5 on a morning and drop just under by night time very easily. some people have very big foreheads and eyes set lower on there face so not taking the top of the head into account would be ridiculous, Toms eye line is practically the same as Glenns on the photo to the left anyway, yes we both don't know whether he's wearing lifts or not but there's a better chance he is than not, just because he's doesn't wear blaintant monster size lifts anymore doesn't mean there's not something hidden inside his shoe, and bearing mind if custom made we would not be able to tell. In my opinion Tom Cruise is 5'7!
glenn said on 20/Apr/09
well said frankys.
Thomas said on 20/Apr/09
Tom Cruise is 5'7. I was at that premiere when he was rescuing the kid from the barriers.
Nicole Kidman is 5ft 9. Why are so many readers here always willing to accept official female heights but not men???
Lange said on 20/Apr/09
Yeah I agree with Tabbs, that seems to be the CURRENT consensus, but as we all know his height will continue fluctuate critically. I thought I saw a weak 5'5 when I saw him at an autograph signing, but I think was disadvantaged where I was standing. Most likely just a strong/respectable 5'4.5 or 5'4, either way a SOLID height for cruise.
frankys said on 20/Apr/09
ok glenn..don't take it too personal but i "judge" what i see..and in your pics with Rob i see a minimum of 169,4 (5-6.80)1st meeting and a max. of 170,3 (5-7+)2nd meeting.In my humble opinion your height is in between those two measurments ... You cvan claim either 5-11.5, free to do it...everybody cares about your height now just because it's the only way to figure out Tom's real Height... ( man i'm Musician i do meets celebs once in a while..but i don't take pics with'em , and that's way we all refer to you as a Measurement 4 celebs heights)cheers
frankys said on 20/Apr/09
ok glenn..don't take it too personal but i "judge" what i in your pics with Rob i see a minimum of 169,4 (5-6.80)1st meeting and a max. of 170,3 (5-7+)2nd meeting.In my humble opinion your height is in between those two
glenn said on 20/Apr/09
frankys-thats your opinion.not a fact.fact is,i might these celebs and judge height dont.and yes,fact is,im 5-8 when i wake and lose height possibly fast.but i have a right to claim 5-8.after 8 hours or more,alot of people lose an inch.which is what happened to me.
leonari said on 19/Apr/09
Tabbs: you are a joke
frankys said on 19/Apr/09
Agree with you Parker , but above 5-7 is Baloney as well!
Parker said on 19/Apr/09
Doug - He is an American baseball player Derek Jeter. He is listed on IM_B at 6'3.
Parker said on 19/Apr/09
What I mean Tabbs is your trolling - 5'4/5'5 for Cruise is laughable, as well yo know.
Samuel said on 19/Apr/09
Why does he get so much grief about his height ? I know 5 foot 7 is abit on the short side but its not THAT short that everyone feels the need to make fun of it is it ?
Andr said on 18/Apr/09
Rob got an Tom advertisement on his website, so hes working hand in hand with him to keep his real height secret ;)
Doug said on 18/Apr/09
Parker any idea how the tall the guy is on the right of Michael J Fox in that Stiller picture. Hes huge! Must be 6'4"-6'5" ish?
Parker said on 18/Apr/09
Never look at the heads JP. Hairline can throw you off. Look at the eyeline. Cruise is 0.5-1 inch taller than Glenn in the pic given even ground. I don't know if Cruise has got a lift in his shoe, and neither do you. You can't assume he has just because he used to wear lifts with Nicole Kidman. Under 5'7 is baloney.
Jedigoddess said on 18/Apr/09
Tom Cruise wears lifts in his shoes, he had to do this for years because Nicole Kidman is 5'11. Tom is 5'7 - 5'7 1/2, but well built which makes him appear broader.
Tabbs said on 18/Apr/09
What do you mean Parker? All I'm doing is restating what we know, so we're all updated. It seems his height isn't the STRONG 5'5 some were claiming. By the last few reliable encounters and photos we've compared it seems he's leaning towards a strong but RESPECTABLE 5'4.5. I'm just filling in you in, sorry if you've missed anything,..
JP said on 17/Apr/09
I'm not sure how accurate the above photo's are with how level the ground is etc, but if it is flat ground and Glenn is 5'7.5 max then all these claims for cruise being over 5'8 need to stop... because he's clearly not!. The photo to the left their pretty much exactly the same height looking at the top of their heads and in the photo to the right Glenn is leaning slightly so he appears very slightly smaller. It looks to be nighttime on these photo's and say for example Glenn is down to 5'7, take into account Tom Cruises footwear which are more than likely to have some sort of lift in them and you could put cruise at anywhere between 5'6-5'7 but thats only judging from those two photos. Tom Cruises nighttime height in my opinion from these photo's is definately between 5'6 and 5'7.
John P said on 17/Apr/09
Its funny that rob will let post like Tabbs slide but every one of my post he deletes. That makes sense............
Parker said on 17/Apr/09
Tabbs says on 17/Apr/09
Well so the argument now seems to hone down to him being a WEAK 5'5, but more likely just a strong 5'4.5. What are your opinions guys? Don't believe the 5'3 sightings, its baloney. He's average 5'4-5'5

Your whole post is baloney.
frankys said on 17/Apr/09
i agree with anonymous...this morning height thing is a crap....i'm 5.8 at night in the afternoon and in the morning, i measured myself a couple of times just out of bed and i'm 5.8,75 , right after one hour i get back to 5.8 my opinion glenn should be downgraded to 5.6,75 and cruise to 5.7.
glenn said on 17/Apr/09
of course he does.brad thinks im 5-6.5 to 5-7.tops.all day and night long.despite 4 or 5 people backing they lost 1.25 an inch,1.5 an inch,and in one case 2 inches was stated as a loss for someone.i would never lose more than a 1/4 dare i.could tom be 5-8,5-8.25 when he wakes? sure.can i be 5-7.5,5-7.75 or 5-8 when i wake.absolutely.less likely 5-7.5.honestly.
the shredder said on 17/Apr/09
Rob , I just measured at 5'7.5 with shoes = K-swiss , What do you think my averange barefoot height is ?

[Editor Rob: depends on how big those kwiss are, 5ft 6.5 then?]
Tabbs said on 17/Apr/09
Well so the argument now seems to hone down to him being a WEAK 5'5, but more likely just a strong 5'4.5. What are your opinions guys? Don't believe the 5'3 sightings, its baloney. He's average 5'4-5'5
Anonymous said on 17/Apr/09
So Brad, are you saying you think Tom is taller than Glenn?
Dylan said on 16/Apr/09
I agree with Shaun, take away his shoes and lifts and I think you would be left with 170cm.
SHAUN said on 16/Apr/09
You need to reduce Tom Cruise's height to a flat 5'7" 170cm. I don't think that he is anywhere near 172cm.
Brad said on 16/Apr/09
I've seen the stealth shoes & posture, he comes across taller than you'd imagine.
Midget said on 15/Apr/09
I agree with brad. Tom has fanatastic footwear being custom made for him to be ultra stealth. Max barefoot 172cm-173cm. With lifts in his shoes-177cm-179cm depending on whether he is in boots or formal dress shoes.
Anonymous said on 15/Apr/09
Who cares about this morning height crap. The guy is 5-7, end of story.
Thomas said on 15/Apr/09
He was dead short on the last Jonathan Ross interview. I mean dead short as in smaller than when James McAvoy was on the show.
RisingForce said on 15/Apr/09
I don't think he's 5'8" in the evening or even midday. That could put him close to 5'9" when he wakes and that just isn't realistic in my opinion. I think he wakes up at around 5'8" barefoot. That makes the most sense.
mamonazo said on 15/Apr/09
tom is 5-6.5 barefoot. HE Looks taller becuz hes skinny. I met him in madrid when he was hanging out with penelope cruz. He has a skinny face and a weird walk. he was nice tho'
Brad said on 15/Apr/09
5' 8". Stealth lifts.
the shredder said on 14/Apr/09
I still don't see 5'7 flat for him , I also don't think Sly is shorter then 5'9.5 and Will Smith still close to 6'2 !
TELLEM said on 14/Apr/09
5.7.75 at night...more like an hour after being awake.
Steven said on 14/Apr/09
i agree anonymous, cruise is most likely 5 7 flat, just look at the above photos with glenn. and no celebs close to 5 9 have been attacked about their height such as the way cruise has been, so hes clearly nowhere near that.
Anonymous said on 14/Apr/09
please.....guys on this site have to realise tom cruise wears lifts consistently and has immaculate posture you guys have to understand that he is nothing over 5'7 and a half at most its frustrating listening to all this ****...toms 5'9' out of bed etc. get a grip and just look at the man barefoot on google images...
Anonymous said on 14/Apr/09
ACG....5''9 in the i dont think so 5'8' in the morning...haha look how short his arms are and his frame this man is lucky if hes 5'8' he wears casual lifts in his shoes he must do all the time just little slips in his shoes that give him probably 3/4 inch or less trust me hes nowhere near 5'9 you should see barefoot pics of him just look at his body...if he was 5'9 he wouldnt get slated constantly for being short...who agrees with me???
JP said on 14/Apr/09
Parker, i said show me photos where he is bare feet, every photo he's wearing footwear and he can have anything altering his height, just as Tom can look a good 5'9" on photo's he can look 5'7" on others, it's his footwear and until he's barefoot next to people it's hard to make a proper judgement.
A-Bomb said on 14/Apr/09
Parker I agree on Cruise at this height - but Penna and Stiller I think are listed too generously here.Both I believe are 5'6" max - less than that last thing at night.
glenn said on 14/Apr/09
thanks rob for backing me on that.except you didnt see the hidden lifts in them.
glenn said on 14/Apr/09
uh,gee.tom wouldnt wear lifts would he?
the shredder said on 14/Apr/09
I thought legit 5'8+ for the longest , but to be fair I really don't see more then 5'8 for him with Glenn , I still don't think he is a flat 5'7 though , I think he most likely is barely 5'8 on averange ! I think its fair to say hes between 5'7 and 5'8 !
the shredder said on 14/Apr/09
I thought legit 5'8+ for the longest , but to be fair I really don't see more then 5'8 for him with Glenn , I still don't think he is a flat 5'7 though , I think he most likely is barely 5'8 on averange ! I think its fair to say between 5'7 and 5'8 !
ACG said on 13/Apr/09
no, i don't think tom ever goes above 5'9 barefoot....but he might hit that mark when he wakes.
Parker said on 13/Apr/09
ok JP. Here he is next to 5'7 listed Michael Penna
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Here he is next to 5'6.5 listed Ben Stiller
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And again at the Tropic of Thunder Premier
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Here's Cruise's shoes that night - white converse
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He looks less than 3 inches shorter than his 5'9 wife in shoes giving her at least 2 inches
Here's Stiller with 5'4 listed Michael J Fox
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If Cruise is 5'7, we need to take everyone else down at least an inch.
Robs got him spot on. 5'7.75 (nightime)
leonari said on 13/Apr/09
ACG? So in your opinion Cruise possibly wakes at over 5'9"?? Are you for real?
JP said on 13/Apr/09
there's even photo's further down where he's next to will smith and on two of them smith has his knees bent, another he's leaning, how can you use photos like that as reference!!!! he's 5'7"!!!
JP said on 13/Apr/09
Parker that's one photo! Show me 5+ where their both in bare feet and its clear and i will totally back you up but sometimes photo's can show peoples height differently, it's ridiculous you can't go on one photo! most people will agree?
Eugthehuge said on 13/Apr/09
If Glenn is 5ft 8, then Tom (judging by the pictures) is either 5ft 9 or wears lifts.
Parker said on 13/Apr/09
JP and everyone else. Look at the barefoot shot with his wife. Less than an inch difference. If she is 5'9. He is 5'8. You can't put lifts in bare feet.
JP said on 13/Apr/09
Tom cruise is out of bed is 5'7.5" or lower, i think his height should be listed at 5'7" because these photo's suggest that and every other photo i've seen of him next to Katie Holmes and Nicole Kidman he's been struggling to not look short next to them, just to look close to Nicole Kidman he had to wear big lifts, have amazing posture and she had to wear flat sandals, im sorry but that is not a 5'8" man at all, no way!!
glenn said on 13/Apr/09
sorry guys,im 5-7 at night.i always claimed my morning height,and not much difference has come out of it other than i was slightly under 5-7 with a heavy bag on me,walking for miles.yet people here are unreal with what they say.nothing has changed.i always stated i as around 5-7 at new evidence is found.only the biased opinions and fantasies of some here.
glenn said on 13/Apr/09
no photos do anything brad.stop it with my exclude that i was measured that after being up all day under extreme stress.for days.with a heavy bag on my shoulder.i know you would feed off of that.rob knew too.

[Editor Rob: brad did try to call you on those shoes you wore with downey jr.

these were the same shoes glenn wore to the first meeting and I measured you in them, and they were like 1 inch and 1/8th.]
ACG said on 12/Apr/09
Cruise is on average (during mid-day) between 5'8 and 5'9. That's my strong opinion right now. Don't think it will change anytime soon.
leonari said on 12/Apr/09
Brad: Come on? Don't do anything? It tells us Cruise is close to whatever Glenn is on this pic. It pretty much gives you a reference. This is by no means a perfect science dude. Wake up
TELLEM said on 12/Apr/09
so where's all the ppl saying cruise is over 5'8? not a chance...the most the man is is 5'8 out of bed, like i've been saying.
Anonymous said on 12/Apr/09
rob i dont understand if glenn is lower then 5'8 why is Tom still listed as 5'7.75 shouldnt he be downgraded to 5 foot7 or 7.25?? just a question..

[Editor Rob: cruise still looks 172cm.]
RisingForce said on 12/Apr/09
I think Cruise is about 5'8" out of bed as well. 1/4 inch higher wouldn't surprise me though, neither would a quarter inch under 5'8" or 5'7.75". The lowest I could see for Tom is 5'7.5".
Brad said on 12/Apr/09
People come to this site and see "5ft 8 Glenn And Cruise" under the photos then go from there. Glenn measured under 5' 6 and 3/4" by a whisker. Well, did he measure that here at this time? How bout 5' 7"? Was he wearing his boots? You see how the above photos don't do anything?
A-Bomb said on 12/Apr/09
I think based on what we now know of Glenn's height Id say Cruise is 5'8" in the morning - 5'71/2" at night meaning Rob's got him pretty square
frankys said on 12/Apr/09
...after this last revelation we can all say that tom does't fully hit the 5-8 mark
leonari said on 12/Apr/09
jon: we are not missing what Rising is saying.And Cruise being higher than 5'8": nonsense
jon said on 12/Apr/09
Are you guys missing what risingforce said? He's around 5-8, perhaps a little lower, but more evidence shows him to be a little higher. look at other photos, you'll see
Haze said on 11/Apr/09
when i say strong 5'6 i mean in the upper 5'6 up to 5'7.25. imo if ur 5'7 most the time and drop to 5'6 occasionally then to me ur a strong 5'6 or a weak 5'7. but thats just me. ;)
leonari said on 11/Apr/09
Cruise is probably 5'7.5 but Glenn is not a strong 5'6" - he is probably 5'7" in this pic
Taylor said on 11/Apr/09
Based on the new info a downgrade to 5'7.5" or 5'7" is needed...
Anonymous said on 11/Apr/09
I think we can all agree now Cruise is 5'7.5 based on Glenn height.
Roger said on 11/Apr/09
I too believe 5'7'' for Tom now, it's line with what I've numerous times in newspapers or some sites.
Haze said on 11/Apr/09
with glenn a strong 5'6 id say cruz is looking 5'7.5
Samuel said on 11/Apr/09
After the new revelation that Glenn is truly 5 foot 7 rather than 5 foot 8, I'd say with all certainy that Cruise is 5 foot 7.5 max.
Eric said on 10/Apr/09
With glenns new found 5'7" height I can easily see Tom Cruise being 5'7" especially if you consider the possibility that Cruise is wearing lifts in this pitcure which shouldn't surprise anyone.
TELLEM said on 10/Apr/09
5'7.5 for cruise...weak 5'8 when he wakes
j. said on 10/Apr/09
if glenn is nearer 5'7", according to them new measurements, doesn't that just prove from these photos Tom Cruise is technically and inch shorter? i don't know... just a thought lol
miko said on 10/Apr/09
Tom Cruise's height could be under scrutiny now Glenn's height has been outed.
Anonymous said on 10/Apr/09
Glenn is about 5'7 looking at Robs pictures so cruise in these pictures above providing he's not wearing lifts is about 5'7.5 or 5'8 so Robs estimate is about right.
Anonymous said on 10/Apr/09
Rusty he's only a inch below average nothing really he could properly get away with being average height due to his posture.
Anonymous said on 10/Apr/09
He really can look 5'9 with his posture and normal shoes I'm going for 173cm for him.
Rusty said on 10/Apr/09
I always thought of him as a 5'8" guy. I think Rob's listing is pretty accurate. Hes not as short as people give him crap for being. Hes only a couple inches below average.
Brad said on 9/Apr/09
Rising is 100% correct.
the shredder said on 8/Apr/09
I agree risingforce , 5'7 flat is downgrading , I really feel that he is atleast the 5'7.75 that he is listed at , with a big chance of being taller then 5'8 ! Rob , I think posted a 5'8.25 claim of his that he claimed in a chat room !
RisingForce said on 8/Apr/09
I think Tom is atleast 5'8" and with his good posture and lifts he can look 5'9"-5'10" in pictures like that. He can achieve that even with subtle lifts. Tom with massive elevators holds his own with 5'10.5"/5'11" Nicole Kidman in flats. Click Here

I think that 5'7" flat is just typical downgrading. He's not as short as guys like Tobey Maguire, Ryan Seacrest, Matthew Broderick ect. 5'8" or Rob's figure of 5'7.75" fits him a lot better. I think that almost all evidence points to Tom being 5'8" give or take a quarter inch.
Pierre said on 8/Apr/09
Agree with you Jimmy, he's DEFINITELY not a fuulll 5'1, perhaps actually below the half mark and that way only a solid BUT respectable 5'0. Strong 5'0 is where I stand. I think this is the new height Rob, change it.
Jamaican Rob said on 8/Apr/09
Tom Cruise used to eat at a small private restaurant in NYC I worked at as maitre d' sometimes . I'm a full 5'7 I think. The first night I'd seen him there he went up to use the bathroom and I had my head the other way. I began walking in his path ahead of him towards the restroom area and behind me felt a brushing against my elbow of someone's hair. I looked down and to the side and it was Tom cruise, and he had on the most SHEEPISH smile. It was actually creepy. I would have thought he was a child!

He's I think above the tweens though guys. Solid 5'3. 5'3 textbook solid.
Tom said on 8/Apr/09
Jimmy I think he's above a strong 5'1, he juust brushes 5'2, and of course with his lifts he reaches at least 5'5-5'6. That's his public height;
mofo said on 8/Apr/09
I don't know that pic really shocked me when I found it.
It really is confusing to why and how that height is obtained for him.
He really looks 5ft9-5ft10 in that pic weird.
Lenad said on 8/Apr/09
He's taller than Tobey Maguire I'm positive.
Burt said on 8/Apr/09
He's way shorter, I heard from a friend of one of his drivers that he wears stilts under his pants. hence the photos.
Jimmy said on 8/Apr/09
Guys you have it ALL wrong. I'm a messenger around where Tom lives and occasionally walk or run into him on the sidewalk or even at places of business. I was actually in line with him behind the counter at a cafe once and I'm about a solid 5'6 and he barely reached my shoulder. I say he's a strong 5-footer, maybe 5'3 with his lifts.
JP said on 7/Apr/09
If he's wearing a slight lift and he's 5'7 he could easily look 5'9, 2 inch lifts (which are very easy to hide) and great posture gives that effect, he's definitely not over that estimate above... in bare feet. He looks like he's struggling to get up to Glenn's eye line on both photos and Glenn's leaning a bit on one of them, on top of that probably has a shoe advantage yet again.
mamonazo said on 5/Apr/09
in that pic cruise is prob wearing 2 inch lifts and denzel is on regular shoes. Cruise is 5-7ish and with his special shoes he reaches the 5-10 mark. Denzel is 3 inches taller but take into account his posture...
Hello said on 5/Apr/09
I don't think Cruise wears big lifts. If you read the shoe lift article you can see that lifts that give a significant amount of height are obvious. There's just no way to gain a significant amount of height without someone noticing. I think he's a legit 5'8" who stands VERY straight and thus can appear to be 5'9" sometimes.
RisingForce said on 5/Apr/09
Great picture of Tom and Denzel. By the way JP, Colin Farrell wears boots a lot and I think his appearance on Jonathan's show was no exception. If I remember correctly he was wearing boots then too.
Parker said on 5/Apr/09
JP - I have never said Cruise was 5'9, just that he looked that against Jonathan Ross, and also in mofo's pick below. He's a clear 3 inches shorter than Beckham(plenty of pics on the internet), and Beckham is not quite 6'. ( a 'weak' 6 footer). I agree with Rising, Tom is 5'8 at some point in the day.
JP said on 4/Apr/09
Mofo... that photo shows no footwear and the way Denzel Washington is standing suggests he has one leg in front of the other like he's turning and moving forward whereas cruise is standing bolt upright, which would loose an 1-2 inches!
Dural said on 4/Apr/09
JP, I agree 100%.
mofo said on 4/Apr/09
opps rob I may have forgot to put my name with the denzel to cruise pic post
It's not anonymous but me please change.
Anonymous said on 4/Apr/09
Can somone explain to the mofo this
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I mean look at the eye level if denzel is trully a 6footer then surely tiny tom should be way under his eyeline not drasticaly over it!
Some one either needs to be downgraded (denzel) or upgraded (Top Gun) hmmmm.
JP said on 4/Apr/09
I watched a video with Colin Farrell on the Jonathan Ross show and him being 5'10-5'11, and the height difference wasn't that big compared to when Cruise stood next to Ross, so the fact that Cruise looked dwarfed by Ross at times shows this estimate is probably correct, or 5'7.5 infact.
JP said on 4/Apr/09
Parker- he's not 5'9 no way, well maybes cruise has small lifts on or something, just my personal opinion obviously i could be wrong but i agree 5'8 is possible but at a stretch, and a big stretch at that, when he walks out on that video, there's points where there both standing up straight and Ross looks 5 inches or more definitely. The whole tabloid thing about him being tiny is ridiculous, just like gary barlow gets stick for being fat, but really he's not, it's a wind up basically, but it's clear he's not above 5'8.
RisingForce said on 4/Apr/09
Yes it does appear that Katie is 1 inch taller than Cruise max barefoot. And that's with Katie's half inch sandals, which makes it more confusing because I think Katie is 5'9". Cruise also must have the best lifts in Hollywood.

He pulled off easily looking like he was a legit 5'9" in what appeared to be normal dress shoes at the Los Angeles "Lions For Lambs" premiere.

Tom actually looked taller than Katie.
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Will Smith who apparently is a solid 6'2", doesn't dwarf Tom the way you'd expect him to.
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Tom also measured up quite well to Robert Redford. Click Here Click Here Glenn saw Redford look 5'10.5" in flat shoes about a month after this picture was taken. However I believe Redford's poor posture makes him slouch down to 5-9ish, and this photo is no exception. Regardless Cruise looks atleast 5'9" there.

Even while walking, no noticeable heel is exposed on Tom's shoes.
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In fact Tom's height was so surprising that there were articles written about how surprisingly tall he looked at that premiere. He really did look like he was a solid 5'9". To pass for a legit 5'9" with shoes that normal looking I'd imagine he must be atleast 5'8" at some point in the day.

Nice job by Tom at that premiere. Robert Downey Jr. could take lessons in how to subtly look taller.
Parker said on 3/Apr/09
JP - I saw that show, and I've watched your clip several times, at no point does Cruise eye level fall below Ross's chin. That's less than 4.5 inches. If Ross is 6'1.5, that makes Cruise 5'9. If he has a lift, 5'8, which in my opinion is what he is.
glenn said on 3/Apr/09
katie is a legit 5-9.
Tomi said on 3/Apr/09
absolutely joke:D tom is about 167cm, its an image, i dont think that he is taller than that.
Parker said on 3/Apr/09
jon - you look closely at the pic, and use the big guys face in the background as reference. Eyes to top of head is 4.5 inches. Get a rule from top of Katie's head across his face - reaches about half way between his eyes and top of head. Now do the same with Tom. 3 inches? No chance. Closer to 1 tops.
JP said on 2/Apr/09
On the Jonathan Ross show fairly recently and people sometimes exaggerate with and over use the word dwarfed but ross did dwarf him, both wearing similar footwear, Ross is 6"1.5 so Cruise must be 5"7!

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Anonymous said on 2/Apr/09
Parker you'r dragging with this "barefoot pic", they both are not standing straight and plus if you look carefully tom looks very tiny next to 5-8 katie
Tomi said on 2/Apr/09
if Tom wears 7cm heel than he is 5'8" . glenn never 5'8" too.
jon said on 2/Apr/09
Parker look properly at that pic, posture similar half inch sandals and if katie and tom were level that would be at least 3 inch difference If he was 5'8 " will smith wouldn't dwarf him like he does.
Donatello said on 2/Apr/09
I couldn't agree with parker anymore. All your listings on spot on for heights as is your opinion with cruise. I could see him hitting 5'8.5" straight out of bed, military position. Only thing I don't agree with is hoffman at 5'5.5" I could buy 5'5" flat morning height for hoffman.
ACG said on 2/Apr/09
James says on 30/Mar/09
I think he's one of those 5'7.75 guys that can pull of looking 5'9.

I think it's vice versa.
Big King said on 1/Apr/09
Oh come on! Cruise looks clearly a half inch taller than Glenn. Tom's real height goes from 5'8"-5'8.5".
Doug said on 1/Apr/09
Nah he is definately not the full 5'8" barefoot. I bet he's not a hair over 171cm as a tight barefoot measurement.
Hello said on 1/Apr/09
He looks the same height as Katie in that barefoot pic, if you subtract Katie's heels they'd be about the same. I'm surprised Glenn doesn't change this to 5'8" since Cruise is clearly the same height as Glenn, maybe slightly taller, and I doubt he was wearing elevator shoes in 1988 when he was just a young rising actor.
piter said on 31/Mar/09
I think he isnt taller than 5'8 out of bed,but in reality he is 5'7 especially at night,no less no more
anonymous said on 30/Mar/09
I have a similar issue cruise has. For some reason people think i'm like 5'5 - 5'6. I'm actually around 5'8. could be if you have a slightly muscular build or something you may look shorter.
pete said on 30/Mar/09
I remember making a comment about Tom Cruise, that he is more closer to the 5'8" range (give or take half an inch) than the 5'6" many people believed him to be. His listed height has changed at least a few times since a couple of years ago.
Roger said on 30/Mar/09
Tom is, when standing barefoot, 5'7''.
Metric said on 30/Mar/09
Cruise average height!??? Since when?? In Asia or the Middle East maybe. In Europe is SHORT for a male! Average for a female maybe. Lol. I can't believe what I'm reading.
Matt said on 30/Mar/09
He's 5'8''.
short stack said on 29/Mar/09
Katie is 5'9" Tom is 5'7
glenn said on 29/Mar/09
i agree with james,sam,shredder and parker.
TELLEM said on 29/Mar/09
5'8 fresh out of bed. no more than that.
sodapop said on 29/Mar/09
Bella I agree, Cruise is closer to 5'6" than 5'9" lets be real people!!
ACG said on 29/Mar/09
PARADE magazine described Katie as 5'10 and Tom as 5'7. But from that barefoot pic, there's no way hell a three inch difference between the two.

And no, I'm NOT saying Katie is shorter......
the shredder said on 28/Mar/09
I REALLY think 5'8.25 is his real height !
Parker said on 28/Mar/09
He's 5'8 Rising - no doubt in my mind whatsoever. I'll buy 5'7 tops for Ryan Seacrest, 5'6.5 for Ben Stiller, 5.5.5 for Hoffman, 5'4 tops for MJF....but Cruise, no way is he short. Press & media for whatever reason, appear to have it in for him...and you can see by posters on this site they have succeeded in brainwashing people. People still posting below 5'7 from him even after the barefoot shot with his wife. It wouldn't suprise me with full military posture 2 mins after waking up if he hit 5'9.........
RisingForce said on 28/Mar/09
Imagine if Katie took off her sandals and Tom stood a bit straighter. He's defintley taller than most people think. Tom hasn't regularly worn obvious elevators since his divorce with Nicole. He can appear 5'9" with normal look shoes. Either that's a slight lift or his posture, but I don't think a 5'7" man could look 5'9" that easily.
Parker said on 28/Mar/09
Bella says on 28/Mar/09
I wouldn't believe any height until I saw the guy shoeless! I'm betting on 5'6

Here you go Bella, Cruise shoeless but not standing straight,looking an inch shorter than his 5'9 wife in a small heel.
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5'6? Looks like you would have lost your bet.
Joe said on 28/Mar/09
He's about 5'9. Unless he wears enormous lifts 24/7 (which i doubt), that's what he consistently looks like in all his pics (sometimes a tad more). Anyone who says he is 5'7 is just a jealous **** like Billy Connolly says.
Bella said on 28/Mar/09
Cruise wears LIFTS in his shoes!! I wouldn't believe any height until I saw the guy shoeless! I'm betting on 5'6
sam said on 28/Mar/09
come to think of it, it's pretty funny. Some guy totally average height, being called short. why would that happen. oh yeah hollywood. desperation. People using everything they can against each other, it's dog eat dog. I mean it rocks but Hollywood is some brutal ****. If you're not 6 foot, perfect build, and awesome in interviews, you'll get **** at some point. rediculous.
sam said on 28/Mar/09
that post by glenn a little while ago....yes I always suspected he could be 5 foot 9. Cruise an't short, come on.
Anonymous said on 28/Mar/09
yeah i agree J.lee, i find my height fluctuates quite a bit almost an inch everyday, and even more depending on the activities i have been upto, however i am also still probably growing a bit at 20, but from 18 to 20 i have grown almost 3 inches and hope to keep going, i think people with larger spines would fluctuate more
glenn said on 27/Mar/09
j-lee-anything is possible.i think my eyes or anyones for that matter,plays tricks on them.i dont understand how i saw james woods around my height in 1990,yet he is around 5-11,and looks more with me in my pic when i snagged him in 1994.same thing with 6-2 harry connick on the same day in 1990.i thought he was around my height.goes to show the 5-7,5-8 stallone sightings are just what they are.illusions that i even make up.
sodapop said on 27/Mar/09
HAHAHAHAHA, That pic with Tom and Katie is a joke! Tom is obviously wearing major lifts, looks like at least 2.5 inches and Katie is almost barefoot with those sandals. How can you post that picture as proof. Hilarious!!!
Anonymous said on 27/Mar/09
RisingForce great picture he's 5'8 and katies got sandles and she is barely taller than him
J.Lee said on 25/Mar/09
Rob I have a question. Glenn your opinion too. Rob you changed tom cruise height so many times. Now you also have changed other celeb heights as well. and glenn always says that this girl seemed tall one day and short the next day. And i feel the same too about girls i am with. Do you think it's possible that there are a small percentage of people who's height fluctuates more than others? Like say maybe 1 out 20 people have their height fluctuate each day as much as an inch on a day to day basis? I mean not like in the morning but are there any girls who are five eight one day and then five seven the next then five nine the next? I swear to GOD Rob. It's like a big mystery. Like with Glenn and Julia roberts. five six one day five nine the next. Or with mischa barton. he thought she was five eleven than the next time thought she was shorter. I am almost convinced that some people's height fluctuates day to day more than others. anyone agree?
sodapop said on 25/Mar/09
I think Tom is 5'7" max with shoes.
glenn said on 25/Mar/09
he obviously didnt make it a habit of tip toeing cause he would've been caught.
Brad said on 24/Mar/09
I wouldn't doubt Tom doing anything, he's a Scientologist.
glenn said on 24/Mar/09
metric-this was 1993.i dont think he was into that then.i dont remember too much.i think i asked about upcoming projects.the pics of him and i were in a magazine actually.hola at some point,when he entered central park,photogs,2 at most, did blast us.he was able to walk around more free then.compared to now.i remember a business woman remarking how short he was.he seemed 5-9 to me.
Parker said on 24/Mar/09
Thanks Rising - Using the big guys head at the back as a 'Rule' you can see the top of Katie's head lines up approx 2 inches above his eye level, and Tom's 1 inch, meaning he is less than 1 inch shorter than his wife. If his wife is 5'9 + small heel Tom is most certainly 5'8. There are lots of pics on the net where she has no heel that substantiate this - like this one
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the shredder said on 24/Mar/09
Thanks RisingForce , proof that he is legit 5'8 !
Klem said on 24/Mar/09
I agree Metric, but guys around 5-11 can look either taller or shorter on screen, its hard to tell, since 5-11 i kind of no mens land area of height.
TELLEM said on 24/Mar/09
a weak 5'8 is the most i'll buy for cruise...nothing over that.
Metric said on 24/Mar/09
I meant 3rd Parker pic.
Metric said on 24/Mar/09
ACG: No, I don't think a short guy can have the same proportions as a tall guy. There is a reason that you can instinctively tell if someone is short or tall when watching them on screen. You will NEVER mistake a 6'5" guy for a 5'6" guy. NEVER! Not even if you see only the guy and have no reference points. Maybe you can't judge his height to the last inch but you can ALWAYS tell if he is short or tall. Try passing Dolph Lundgren on as a 5'6" guy! Or Joe Pesci as a 6'3" guy. Lol. Never gonna happen.
Metric said on 24/Mar/09
Glenn: You walked and talked with Tom? That's cool. What did you two talk about? I bet he tried to make you join Scientology!? Lol.
RisingForce said on 24/Mar/09
It should also be noted that Katie's sandals are giving her about a half inch advantage over Tom.
RisingForce said on 24/Mar/09
Here is the picture Parker.
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Everyone should note that Cruise isn't even standing at his tallest. I don't rule out him being a bit over 5'8" when he wakes.
glenn said on 23/Mar/09
and 2nd of all,there were no paps then compared to now.i would walk the streets talking with cruise no,he has photogs coming out of his hotel or home toilet.while he's crapping.there were 2 photogs tops,if that,on top of his ass for a few its 10 car deep,24/7.
Anonymous said on 23/Mar/09
How Accurate are the figures at Madame Tussauds Wax Musuem? I'm 5'8+ when I wake up and visited the musuem. I was wearing converse sneakers and the wax figure had on dress shoes with heels. Tom's figure had about an inch and a half on me.
glenn said on 23/Mar/09
samuel is another that misses the point.
glenn said on 23/Mar/09
maybe i will one day roger.or maybe not.
glenn said on 23/Mar/09
i strangely never saw speilberg.just saw an arrogant 5-6 george lucas only 2 years ago.
glenn said on 23/Mar/09
i dont know brad,why dont you ask him? i took a photo of this.proof.are you saying im making this up?
Brad said on 23/Mar/09
What the hell would Tom Cruise be doing tip-toe? The paps would have him in the rags with the caption "Tom going the distance". Tellum: you can't judge real height without footwear on each party noted. Sneaker to stealth custom, big boot to dress shoe, Doc Martin with 1.5" wedge to sneaker, etc.. I've said it a million times: time of day height means nothing compared to reality: what is on people's feet. Hey Sam, if I were 5' 6" I'd be Clyde Barrow revisited to Louisiana if I could be 6' 2" unless I got some of Sly's magic footwear.
Parker said on 23/Mar/09
Rising Force - Can you dig up that barefoot photo of Tom with his 5'9 wife again, so people can see, once again, he's a clear 5'8 without lifts.
TELLEM said on 23/Mar/09
glenn needs to take a pic with steven spieldberg...that way we can find out more truth of whos REALLY taller. him or cruise
Roger said on 23/Mar/09
Glenn, Tom tip-toed? Never knew that, great that you share this. Will you post this picture?
Samuel said on 23/Mar/09
Karim I agree. I am a 5 foot 7 man and I realy like coming on this site but lately some of the comments ive been reading here arent very pleasant. People need to sto judging people by their height its not something you have any control over and it doesnt make you any less of a person. Its whats inside that truly counts.
glenn said on 22/Mar/09
jena-we dont know how tall tom is.i do know that im 5-8 or close to it when i wake.we all shrink during the course of a some can say im 5-7,5-7.5.but would that make tom 5-9 when he wakes? and he has claimed 5-9.not impossible to me.absurd to most.i feel he is a stronger 5-8 than me,also possible.or we can both be exact.i have a photo of him tip toeing a minute before my pic above next to paul newman and nicole kidman.i jumped in,the other 2 scattered.1993.maybe he tip toed?
glenn said on 22/Mar/09
its not about that karim.its about pin pointing their heights cause they fluctuate.for example ive seen johnny depp look 5-9 to 5-11 in front of me,weeks apart.
Karim said on 22/Mar/09
ACG says on 21/Mar/09
because this is you're not interested in how tall celebs are, then feel free to leave.

its not that im not interested in celeb heights i just feel that some people here criticize people for their heights.But its not thier fault that they are short you know. thats all.
frankys said on 22/Mar/09
yes Jena , he's a bit taller than glenn and spielber but with lifts on, probably light lifts but still enhancing his real height
Jena said on 21/Mar/09
Although 5 ft 7.75 is accurate for me after seeing last posted pic by Parker as Spielberg is 5 ft 7.5 and tom cruise is a bit taller than him.
Jena said on 21/Mar/09
Glenn my opinion is that you are shorter than Tom in the first pic whether he is wearing lifts or not, in the second pic you are a little shorter than Tom noway taller whether if you bending or not, conclusion Tom is not 5 ft 7.75 if we accept that you are 5 ft 8.
ACG said on 21/Mar/09
Karim says on 21/Mar/09
What I want to know is what difference will it make if he's three inches shorter or five inches taller? the real question is whether he's good actor or not.

because this is you're not interested in how tall celebs are, then feel free to leave.
Parker said on 21/Mar/09
Here's one of Spielberg, Harrison Ford and Clint Eastwood
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And 5'4 MJF
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Looks like a 5'8 man to me.
the shredder said on 21/Mar/09
Jena , because he is 5'8 and Parker IMO he looks every bit of 5'8 standing by Speilberg !
frankys said on 21/Mar/09
parker, the first one he is stretching his back and spielberg is bending his knee but they still look the same height, the others they look similar height except for the sixth pic where tom looks a bit taller..i strongly think he wore lifts
Parker said on 21/Mar/09
Here you go guys...some more Cruise/Speilberg pics
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glenn said on 21/Mar/09
jena-in one pic im the next he might be using lifts.he is known to wear height enhancing footwear.hidden inside the shoe.
Karim said on 21/Mar/09
What I want to know is what difference will it make if he's three inches shorter or five inches taller? the real question is whether he's good actor or not.
Jena said on 20/Mar/09
Can someone explain to me, how Tom is 5 ft 7.75 in and Glenn is 5 ft 8 while in both pics Tom is taller than Glenn? Glen what's your opinion on that?
Doug said on 20/Mar/09
Yes Parker he does look a little taller in that photo, one would think though he was wearing lifts to a do like that which he normally does.
glenn said on 19/Mar/09
gotcha risingforce.
Leonari said on 19/Mar/09
That Toms name is mentioned often and that he is short is understandable even if he is a full 5'8... but that Stallone is also called short or considered a good example of a short actor is a true mystery to me. I say jeaulousy also comes into play...
someGRANDguy said on 19/Mar/09
... can't see the shoes Cruise is wearing when standing next to Spielberg, however, their arm lengths look pretty much the same.
RisingForce said on 19/Mar/09
Maybe I caught it once or twice back then Glenn, but for some reason I remember hearing a lot more about Stallone and Arnold's height. Maybe because I watched more of their movies and their names came up more in conversations.
glenn said on 19/Mar/09
i kinda see that klem.
derek d said on 19/Mar/09
Tom very well could be 5'8 but he's probably got known as the "short" guy because he is a action star, and he does/did not wear lifts 100% of the time, at least not as much as now. I still think 5'7.5 is more like it.
sodapop said on 19/Mar/09
I think Tom is 5'8" barefoot. He doesn't seem tall enough to be 5'9" which would make him 5'10" with shoes on.
Klem said on 18/Mar/09
Does anyone else think he has a small torso and short legs with big head... like compare his torso next to clinton and even Spielberg...
glenn said on 18/Mar/09
risingforce-but it was in every newspaper and on entertainment shows that talk celeb gossip too.i caught it once or twice on tv.and i dont watch sometimes in conversations about actors with people,names like cruise and stallone come up as short.
ACG said on 18/Mar/09
No, Doug, at least not in my opinion. I think Speilberg is 5'7.5 min, most likely 5'8; while Cruise is 5'8 min, quite possibly 5'8.25-5'8.5.

Cruise and Speilberg are close enough in height so that Speilberg can get away with occasionally looking a bit taller, but that's usually because of the camera angle, posture, etc....

In reality Cruise is taller, and can make the true height difference look even greater somehow; there are pics out there with Cruise towering over Speilberg- full body shots, nonetheless....
TELLEM said on 18/Mar/09
well them pics with spielberg clearly eliminate this over 5'8 for tom cruise...hes 5'7.5 like spieldberg
Parker said on 18/Mar/09
Can't see it Doug
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frankys said on 18/Mar/09
doug , you got the point!
Doug said on 18/Mar/09
Parker I think Spielberg would seem to have around 0.5 inches on Cruise, definately a little taller. I had always thought Spielberg 5'7.5". Cruise looks 5'7" in comparison.
RisingForce said on 18/Mar/09
I never read tabloids Glenn so that's probably why. They never really interested me. I was more aware of the Stallone/Arnold short rumors oddly enough. And that was before Arnold shrunk.

Parker, those first 2 pictures of Spielberg and Cruise are proof of what I say about mid-stride pictures. They're not reliable because look at how much their height varies between the first 2 pictures.
ACG said on 18/Mar/09
Brad: Wonder why? ;-)
Brad said on 18/Mar/09
He loved working with Hoffman, just loooved it.
Parker said on 18/Mar/09
There a lots of pics of Cruise and Spielberg on the net. I do think they are very similar in height
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Here's Spielberg with 5'4 MJF for reference
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People keep coming on here and posting Tom is under 5'7 without any shred of proof or evidence to back it me he's a clear 5'8 man, the lowest I'd give him is what Rob's listed him at.
Roger said on 17/Mar/09
The first time I noticed how short Tom must be was after seeing "Rainman", where he had around 2 inches, maybe 2.5 on weak 5'6'' Dustin Hoffman.
glenn said on 17/Mar/09
im surprised at that newspapers and tabloids he is always mentioned at being short.and possibly on i would imagine you wouldve caught it somewhere.
TELLEM said on 17/Mar/09
if hes 5'8, hes 5'8 out of bed, but thats as high as i can buy for him
Vibram said on 17/Mar/09
I doubt he's ever been over 5ft8, not even after yoga stretching, protein shakes and 12 hrs sleep. You should see the boots/lifts he had on in Minority Report and War of The Worlds, he had quite a bit on Spielberg in some behind the scenes clips, about 2.5", yet I've seen Spielberg look the taller man on a few occasions.

Click Here - looks at least 3" taller here, BTScenes WOTWorlds.

Click Here - possibly shorter, although Speilberg is nearer camera.
RisingForce said on 17/Mar/09
Before I even noticed celebrities heights I never even knew Cruise was short. They make him look 5'10"-5'11" sometimes, especially in action films like Mission Impossible 2. Of course that's a combination of lifts, shorter co-stars, camera angles ect., but still that's impressive to make him look that tall at times.
Brad said on 16/Mar/09
Dude, he's 5' 8" and has great posture and THE best customs. Add it all up. He uses terrific cinematographers for even more height on film.
Martijn said on 16/Mar/09
tonight there was a talk show on belgian television, and in this show they were talking with the woman that played in valkyrie next to tom cruise cause she's from the netherlands.. and tom's height was a subject and she confirmed that he wasn't that short: she said they had the same height which was 5'8".. so 5'7.75" should be correct
Parker said on 16/Mar/09
dani- Michael Penna is listed at 170 on this site. Here he is with Cruise.
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You really think they both look 170? I also think its Penna's shoes that look suspect. Show me one pic where he looks 170. Both Brad and Glenn have met him and say 5'8. Every pic I've seen he looks 5'8. 169? sorry but no chance.
dani said on 16/Mar/09
only a scientolgie member would list him as 172cm^^... he his arround 169-170 cm and never more! The reason why he looks 173-175 cm: "special shoes"

Agreed. I couldn't agree more with ya.Cruise looks 169-170cm.
glenn said on 15/Mar/09
brad is right.5-8 it is.nicks 5-8.5 isnt insane either.
nick said on 15/Mar/09
looks 5'8.5 to me.
Brad said on 14/Mar/09
Hidden wedge inside is stealth. He was 5' 8" right in front of me. The add & posture work well. Look at him with Hoffman, he walks like a U.S.Marine in parade. He isn't 5' 7".
Parker said on 14/Mar/09
What's a 'stealth shoe' Brad? Lifts? I thought you were a '5'8' estimator?
Vic said on 13/Mar/09
Barefeet, I stand at 5'7.75 normallly. If I stand tall, I can achieve a 5'8. However, when I wear my shoes (with home-made insoles in them), I achieve a nice 5'10.5 inches. I can walk comfortably in them. Now, the shoes I use can be anything.

I met Tom Cruise at least 4 times. I've met him when I never had those insoles, and after I got the insoles. The first time I met him, I was wearing flats, and he was about an 2 inches taller than me. The next time I met him (with the insoles), I was looking down at him. I glanced at his shoes. I noticed his heels were bigger than usual, and the bottom part of his foot was elevated, indicating he was wearing lifts inside the shoes. I would he is about 5'7''.
Brad said on 13/Mar/09
Had the best stealth shoes I've ever seen in person. Works well with the posture.
glenn said on 11/Mar/09
gotcha parker.
Anonymous said on 10/Mar/09
only a scientolgie member would list him as 172cm^^... he his arround 169-170 cm and never more! The reason why he looks 173-175 cm: "special shoes"
Nikolas said on 10/Mar/09
Tom cruise really very short 5-7 maybe 5-8 max
Doug said on 10/Mar/09
I agree with ACG below. 5'8, Tom's height + simple 2" lifts = 5'10. Cruise regularly looks 5'9.5-5'10" in shoes, 5'8" without them, no taller. Cruise has always looked to be around 5'8".
Parker said on 10/Mar/09
Actually to be fair Glenn I 'pinched' the Stiller/Seacrest pic from Rising Force who posted it on the Seacrest page.

Cruise def taller than Seacrest in my least a solid inch.
glenn said on 10/Mar/09
great find parker.
Anonymousanus said on 10/Mar/09
I think Cruise is like 5'7.5

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