How tall is Tom Cruise - Page 12

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5ft 7.21in (170.7cm)
the shredder said on 9/Mar/09
Leonari , I respect your opinion and I like you , but You say Rob is on the dot with 5'7.75 , but you jumping peoples ass for saying 5'8 , REALLY thats not much to be upset about , its a tad ! Im saying that he does NOT look more then 5'8.5 next with Glenn , because He don't ! He does not seem 5'9 , 5'11 is joke , I never said and the people that are seem to be kidding and photoshoping , and the reason I think around 5'8 is because I personally don't think he is a 5'7 flat guy !
leonari said on 9/Mar/09
Oh man this is getting out of hand. 5'8.5 some say 5'9" or even 5'11". Whats wrong folks. Suddenly Cruise is average height? Since when? I still say Rob is master and pinned him don to the mm.
the shredder said on 9/Mar/09
He is not looking taller then 5'8.5 next to Glenn , but does not look 5'7 flat !
glenn said on 9/Mar/09
nothing to bark about bending in that pic and tom and i are close in height.he could be a strong 5-8,and im a weak fine with that.
ACG said on 9/Mar/09
I guess I should've non-suspicious LOOKING footwear. Still, you can only conceal so much....
ACG said on 9/Mar/09
Tom Cruise could've gotten away with claiming 5'10, imho. I surprised he didn't.

5'8, Tom's height + simple 2" lifts = 5'10.

And he can look 5'10 to glenn in non-suspicious footwear.
Brad said on 9/Mar/09
He's 5' 8".Weak 5' 7" makes Glenn like really short on the right. Okay Glenn bark at the Chain links.
Parker said on 8/Mar/09
Don't think he was smoking anything Complex, he's just claiming his height in standard dress shoes - People do it all the time.
Complex said on 8/Mar/09
I agree with Chains, he's never over 5'8, not sure what he was smoking when he claimed 5'9 but I won't!
glenn said on 8/Mar/09
thats an outstanding question shredder.i cant answer that right now.
Chains said on 6/Mar/09
58 my ass anonymous he's a weak 57 at best
the shredder said on 3/Mar/09
Rob , what do you think would be more shocking , Him being measured near 5'9 or 5'7 flat ?
glenn said on 3/Mar/09
not on the right.on the left, reference to lifts.
George said on 2/Mar/09
Tom Cruise is 5'11 in his 3 inch elevator shoes.
Dural said on 2/Mar/09
Rossi grew in the last 2 years from 5'9.3/4" to 5'11.3/4" but is already 30!
Rossi with 6'5" Michael Jordan
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Anon said on 2/Mar/09
Based on those pictures with Glenn and Glenn's assertion that Cruise wasn't wearing lifts (I especially don't think he used to wear lifts back in '88 when he was still just a rising star) I think Cruise is about 5'8", maybe a hair above.
Source said on 28/Feb/09
Seems as every male celeb that is between 5'7-5'9 is listed wrong on this site... :P I think both Glenn and Tom are 5'8 in these pictures.
Kristian said on 28/Feb/09
Good post Dural, if rossi really is 177, and cruise and lorenzo are roughly the same height...then it could be assumed that cruise couldn't go above 170, what do u guys think?
the shredder said on 27/Feb/09
Leung , I must say I did not seen Taps ! Complex , that picture is funny LOL , no Im not going to find something wrong and Im not going to go and say he is 5'9 barefoot ! Dural , the pictures are interesting , Tom looks taller then another 5'7 guy , I google Jorge Lorenzo and he also is listed 5'8 , I say 5'7 though ! That guy being 5'7 barefoot puts him about 5'8 in shoes and Tom looks 2 inches taller then him putting Tom about 5'10 in shoes , Tom HAS TO BE adding 3 inches of footwear to only be 5'7 ! his footwear is a good 1.5 inches though ! I think 5'7.75 to 5'8.5 seems the most realistic in my opinion !
Complex said on 27/Feb/09
Not all that confusing jin, for instance she's in flats and as you can see he's wearing boots, in the one where he looks taller I think it's simply that, he looks taller, but isn't, cuz when I look at that it would seem that if she straighten up she'd likely still have him or be the same height and that's with him in boots, lifts...who knows..I'm with Dural for the most part cept I believe the absolute most that he ever hits straight out of bed after his best night of sleep is 5'7.75, the height listed here, heck even that may be a stretch, 5'7 is the best peg for him ever, it would explain everything!
RisingForce said on 27/Feb/09
Jin, the second picture was taken while they're walking so it's not as reliable. There's your answer. Tom's shoes look bigger in the second picture.
Dural said on 27/Feb/09
Cruise & 170cm Jorge Lorenzo
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Toms shoes
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Lorenzos shoes
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Lorezno with supposed 177cm Valentino Rossi
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I'd give him 5'7" afternoon, at most 5'8" in the morning. Maybe he grew a half inch to an inch by the pilates exercises he's doing.
glenn said on 27/Feb/09
Parker said on 27/Feb/09
You won't get any attacks from me Complex, because anything below 5'7 or above 5'9 isn't worth debating. Your entitled to your 5'6 opinion just as Daniel is entitled to his 5'11. In fact, from this site you haven given me the best way to determine anyone's height accurately. I take your estimate, and add about 1 inch. Thankyou.
Parker said on 27/Feb/09
frankys - I accept he's in dress shoes that could give him up to 1.5inches, but if Katie is as listed on this site, Tom is standing at 5'10 in those shoes. No way is he getting 3 inches from them.
The picture with Beckham is a tad more confusing because Beckham looks like he's standing at 6'2 - I know he was wearing GAP boots that night, but I didn't think they gave you more than 2 inches.
Jin said on 27/Feb/09
Tom cruise taller than Katie Holmes Click Here

Tom Cruise shorter than Katie Holmes Click Here

Katie Holmes 5 ft 9 and wearing flat shoes in both pictures, confusing ha?
Samuel said on 26/Feb/09
I personally think Tom Cruise is 170cm ( 5 foot 7 ) Which is the exact same height as me. I dont get why the media portrays him as so small. Sure 5 foot 7 is a tad on the short side but it isnt that short really as you see plenty of guys that height walking around not to mention its taller than most girls.
Complex said on 26/Feb/09
Shredder why back up our claims..when we do, ya'll find something wrong with them like "camera angles, posture, etc. & so forth".
Here, here is your proof : Click Here
hahaha, lol, jk obviously but seriously, we're hearing talk of 5'8minimum 5'9, man this nonsense is gonna continue til he's listed 5'9.75.

I've changed my mind on Cruise, here is where I know he sits barefoot, 5'6-5'7 with 5'7.5 being the absolute most his head could scrape in the morning. I know bookoo ppl that say he was measured at 5'6.75 and who knows if that was morning or not but I was givin' him a strong 5'7 but now I firmly believe he dips in the 5'6 range.

Let the attacks begin because apparently it's ok to say cruise is 5'8, 5'9, and even strangely enough 5'11 (as most of you have seen recently) yet if you drop him down and inch below listed everyone flips, so if ppl can say 5'11 for Cruise, I say 5'7.5 absolute max and most likely in the 5'6 range, attack if you want although your attacks are flawed cuz the 5'11 believers for Tom weren't attacked even tho we knew they were wrong, ppl don't know if i'm wrong or right cuz they haven't seen him barefoot, only in lifts. He's a master of elevators and uses them in great stealth to appear & claim average height!
Leung said on 26/Feb/09
the shredder, did you even watch the movie? Because to anyone that has seen TAPS knows it is blatantly obvious that Sean Penn is taller than Cruise.
Dude said on 26/Feb/09
Only person here lying about their height is Glenn. Tom is on point. Only when Glenn comes honest with his height, then you guys will understand why Tom ain't 5'8....cause Glenn isn't!!
the shredder said on 26/Feb/09
To be fair frankys , they look the same height in that photo , though I don't think his footwear is adding that much , I must say Tom is not 5'9 , but I find it hard to see him shorter then barely 5'8 , not saying that 5'8.25 is legit , but I think that can fit him and is more possible then only 5'7-ish , look at how other 5'7 guys look in photos , then look at Tom !
frankys said on 26/Feb/09
for Parker
check tom's shoes on that pic..the sole is an inch+
and RisingfF. they'r standing about the same distance to the camera..
in my opinion he can be 5-8 barefoot at the very best, and 5-7 is very much possible,we are talking about 1 inch difference guys
i would not go above or under these marks though
Parker said on 26/Feb/09
frankys - look at this article including the pic of Tom with Katie. I agree Katie at a weak 5'9, in which case she is standing at 5'9 here.
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Because Tom is standing at 5'9/5'10 the article is suggesting he has lifts on. Well I don't think he has.He has worn lifts in the past, which is why people always shout 'lifts' every time he looks tall. There is little doubt in my mind he is a solid 5'8.

When I first came to this site I always assumed Tom was 5'7,because that what he is listed everywhere. Rob had him listed at 171. Rob has since increased his listing by 1cm - I still believe that's a cm too low.I have not seen anything to suggest he is lower than 172 at ANY time.

Its clear from this pic with Beckham from the same night, he is no higher than 5'8.5 - but no lower than 5'7.5........5'8 on the nose.
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RisingForce said on 26/Feb/09
frankys, they're both walking and Katie is closer to the camera so that picture is not reliable.
frankys said on 26/Feb/09
Shredder... look at this pic and post a fair you think he's a real strong 5.8 next to weak 5.9 Katie?
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the shredder said on 26/Feb/09
I think Rob has him and Sean Penn's height messed up , I think its Sean Penn who is 5'7.75 and Tom who is 5'8.25 !
the shredder said on 26/Feb/09
Im sorry , but you guys that are saying 5'7 , it seems like you are just saying it ... atleast back up your claims , the only person on here who thinks 5'7 that backs up there claim is Leonari ! Atleast me , Acg , and Paker are backing up the 5'8.25 that we see ! IMO theres no way that this guy can only be 5'7 , I think Rob's listing is really the shortest he can be ! I know Im going to hear it but I think he is no shorter then 5'8 , I think he is about 5'8.25 !

AND PLEASE DON"T GET ME STARTED WITH 5'6 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
John said on 25/Feb/09
How old is the picture on the right?
TELLEM said on 25/Feb/09
tom cruise i bet u never reaches 5'8 outta bed...the most he can reach is most likely 5'7.75.
TELLEM said on 25/Feb/09
sean penn 5'8? last i heard he was more 5'7 than anything. that once again puts cruise at 5'7 range with that pic. he looks only a quarter taller than penn.
John said on 25/Feb/09
tom is taller than glenn in the pic, look where his chin is, so how can tom be 5 ft 7.75 in (172 cm) abd glenn 5ft 8 (173cm)?
Complex said on 25/Feb/09
Sean penn is 5'7, 5'7 barefoot for tom, 5'9 in lifts, suprised to see ppl sayin' he's 5'9 rather than 5'7, we've all seen katie holmes taller than him in barefeet and she's like 5'8.5, 5'7 cruise
frankys said on 25/Feb/09
totally agree with you Vibram..5-7 barefoot for the guy...not a hair above, plus it's not sure that Katie is a strong 5-9
the shredder said on 25/Feb/09
HA HA HA , Tom slightly taller then another 5'8 guy ... Sean Penn !

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I don't care who disagrees , Tom is a good 5'8 , more like 5'8.25 !
Joe said on 24/Feb/09
Guy's 5-7, not even a hair above that. He's constantly wearing 2-inch heels to make his 5-9 claim seem more plausible.
leonari said on 24/Feb/09
Rob: thanks for clearing my nickname. I appreciate it.
Rob G said on 24/Feb/09
I think at very max he is 5'8" out of bed. IMO 5'7.75" or 5'7.5" is fair enough for him.
glenn said on 24/Feb/09
im with acg,parker and shredder.
ACG said on 24/Feb/09
No problem, shredder...I'm 110% with you on everything you've said about Cruise.

By the way, I know that ages ago I saw a somewhat rare picture of Tom at a premiere for Interview with a Vampire. In it, Tom was standing in between Antonio Banderas(5'9 bare min, quite possibly taller) and Christian Slater(5'9ish range)- and Tom had a clear height advantage on both!!!

Tom most likely had a footwear advantage, but still.....Antonio is also known to wear mega-lifted boots almost everywhere he goes.
Vibram said on 24/Feb/09
frankys says on 23/Feb/09
Tom with heels, Katie flats.

5ft9 Katie still looks equal to -- maybe even pips him by 0.5" -- in her absolute nothing sandals and he in chunky 1.75" boots. He's a 5f7 range man for sure - the talk of strong 5ft8 recently doesn't warrant credit from this picture alone. Thanks man for posting picture.
the shredder said on 24/Feb/09
Who do you think looks taller though ? ... Is Tom at 5'8.25 possible ?
the shredder said on 24/Feb/09
Rob , do you think Tom looks a tad taller then Downey ? Both in flat shoes , IMO Downey at 5'8 should put Tom at a little taller then 5'8 !

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[Editor Rob: I thought tom was wearing a very converse like styled sneaker at that event. Downey that day seemingly abandoned his big elevators.]
the shredder said on 24/Feb/09
THANK YOU VERY MUCH Acg and Parker ! Im with you guys that 5'9 is looking more a possiblity then 5'7 , it is a tad tall for him though , but I say a good 173cm , I know legit 5'7 guys in person and how they look in photos , and even when Tom is in flat shoes he does not look like they look in photos , Tom is for sure 5'8 !
Parker said on 24/Feb/09
Apologies - just read my last post after it had been posted. Meant to say Katie had a quarter inch heel in the photo with Tom barefoot, not an inch. That would make Tom 5'9 haha! We can't have that.
Parker said on 24/Feb/09
You confuse me Complex. That barefoot shot next to his 5'9 wife clearly showed he was less than an inch shorter, and she had an inch heel. Every pic I've posted next to people supposedly 5'7 show Cruise looking at least an inch taller - Like this one with 5'7 listed JJ Abrams
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I mean, the lowest I've seen Maggie Q listed is 5'5, so in the shoes above she must be standing close to 5'7, putting Tom 5'10 in his shoes. You really think he's getting 3 inches from those?

Or the pic I posted below against Michael Pena,again listed 5'7.
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Every pic barefoot or not shows Tom looking 5'8, but you believe without ANY proof that he's 5'7? Because you read somewhere 'somebody' said he was measured at 5'6 3/4!!???

Pictures against a near 6' Beckhma clearly show Tom is not above 5'9, but if Tom was measured in front of our eyes at 5'9 I'd be a lot less suprised than if he was measured at a flat 5'7.
Solid 5'8 for me.Not 172 as Rob has him listed,but 173.
ACG said on 24/Feb/09
glenn says on 23/Feb/09
whats this rocky guy talking about?

Seconded. Is Wal Mart even open at 3 AM? Is this some top-secret time and location where really fat leprechauns congregate? Maybe to break in and steal the 'Mart's extra-tiny exercise machines?

OK, I'm done now.......I just don't get it.

On Cruise: I guess 5'8 seems the most likely right now, but from certain pictures Parker has posted, I actually see 5'9 as a greater possiblity than 5'7.
leonari said on 23/Feb/09
ROB: Someone is using my nickname!!!!!....

[Editor Rob: it's deleted now.]
frankys said on 23/Feb/09
Tom with heels, Katie flats
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glenn said on 23/Feb/09
whats this rocky guy talking about?
RisingForce said on 23/Feb/09
George says on 23/Feb/09
I remember seeing Cruise on Leno and he was about the same height as Jay but obviously he was wearing height enchancing shoes. It was pretty funny at the beginning because when Tom walked up to Jay to greet him Jay was surprised to see that Tom was so tall and he starred down at his shoes. I think Cruise is just a little under 5'8. He's definetely not as short as the media potrays him to be and because of the media people usually think he's "really short".

Here's the video, bad quality but it's good enough.
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George said on 23/Feb/09
I remember seeing Cruise on Leno and he was about the same height as Jay but obviously he was wearing height enchancing shoes. It was pretty funny at the beginning because when Tom walked up to Jay to greet him Jay was surprised to see that Tom was so tall and he starred down at his shoes. I think Cruise is just a little under 5'8. He's definetely not as short as the media potrays him to be and because of the media people usually think he's "really short".
frankys said on 23/Feb/09
tom in suspicious footwear and Katie with flat sandals
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Donatello said on 23/Feb/09
Rocky I haven't seen a 4'9" man ever, I think. I think you really don't even know what 5'8" looks like, its rare to see men under 5'3-5'4". And complex you were saying a flat 5'6" for cruise is possible, don't BS, you were even saying 5'7" morning after a good nights sleep for tom, lol yeah right.
Parker said on 23/Feb/09
If Michael Pena is as listed here (5'7) there is no way on earth Cruise is only 5'7.
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In fact if you look closely at the Shoes, its Pena's that look suspect.
the shredder said on 23/Feb/09
I agree James , he looks more around 5'9.5 in public , look at the movie videos I posted , he does not look 5'7 , Im telling you guys he is around 5'8 , I don't see how Rob just don't list him 5'8 , to me 5'8.25 can fit him !
glenn said on 23/Feb/09
right alex.i get your point.yes,in person it varies almost as much as does in photos.well,in person he almost always looks 5-9.but how much is in lifts is the question.
Rocky said on 22/Feb/09
Cruise is definitely a short man, probably 5'5''-5'7''.

If he was 5'8'', then people would not think that he is short, because that is such a common height for men. If anyone has been to Wal-Mart at 3 in the morning, there's tons of guys there that are 4'9'' and 400 pounds, and we don't notice - it's become common how obese Americans are nowadays.
Complex said on 22/Feb/09
shredder you've never shown me one piece of evidence of him being 5'8 barefooted, all I see is pics of him lookin' 5'8 in which he could possibly be in elevators and lifts, I didn't say he was 5'6 I said that range is in the realm of possiblity, the highest I would ever go for tom is a weak 5'8, higher than that is inflation, just like the 5'11 non-sense for him. I've also read he was measured at 5'6.75, for me I believe he's a flat 5'7, stickin' with that, until I see physicalbarefoot unfavored proof, 5'7 it is...
Klem said on 22/Feb/09
I can't see anything over 5-8, even on picture with glenn he is 5-8 at best with perfect posture and probably very "solid" shoes. So anything under 5-8 is A LOT more possible than over. I would say in the evening he is not over 5-7.
TELLEM said on 22/Feb/09
i've never seen him pull a weak 5'10, unless you count his waffle stompin combat boots, then yes.
RisingForce said on 22/Feb/09
Complex, over 5'8" is a lot more possible than 5-6ish.
bobo said on 22/Feb/09
I can't see the debate really, or why anyone is listening to Daniel. Glenn is 5 foot 8. On the pics, TC looks about the same. He is certainly not taller than 5foot 8. I just can't see the debate. No one should be saying anything over than 5 8, simply based oin Glenn's pics
Alex said on 22/Feb/09
I wouldn't go as low as 5'6-5'6 1/2 for Tom. He's not that short. 5'8 is a push for him but I still feel 5'7-5'7 1/2 is most accurate.
the shredder said on 22/Feb/09
Complex , 5'6 is clinically insane ... wheres your proof that it is realm ? Show me ? I show my proof of 5'8 ! 5'6 is a fantasy , 5'7 is not that bad but seems unlikely , around 5'8 is the most realistic !
going to america said on 22/Feb/09
how common are 6-footers in America ?
Billy said on 21/Feb/09
why all these photos look like a montage?
Complex said on 21/Feb/09
I'm stickin with 5'7, at best he might comeclose to 5'8 but never reach it, 5'6 range is in the realm of possibility, 5'8 + = clinically insane..
Lozzer said on 21/Feb/09
Providing Glenn IS 5'8" exactly as stated on this webstite, Cruise looks more on the 5'8" even-5'8.25" side here!
bobo said on 21/Feb/09
AS usual, Daniel, people make passionate claims but fail to follow through. The only evidence you keep offering is that TC wears huge lifts.

Please contribute to David Beckham's thread and present your claims that he is a strong 6foot4. If you claim 5 11 for TC, than Beckham must therefore be a very tall man.

But I don't see you on there. SO stop talking.

Ironman: No idea what you are on about, mate. Try English?
Alex said on 21/Feb/09
Glenn, with the way Tom wears certain shots that may give him extra height its tough to call but you probably seen him look different heights anyway for him to look as low as 5'7 and as high as 5'9.
glenn said on 21/Feb/09
not you confessional.the 5-11 guy i mean.i dont have a problem with tom being more than 5-8.i have a problem with more than 5-9.most likey he is 5-8 flat.5-7 isnt impossible either.but not too likely.the least of possibilities is 5-9.
the shredder said on 21/Feb/09
Good points Mr.R , his co stars could be barefoot for most his movies , but there is no doubt that he looks legit 5'9 in movies , even though he is not that height range ! He could be what you and Rob think Mr.R ! 5'7 or 5'8 Im fine with , 5'6 is a fantasy that people want , 5'8 seems the most realistic , I agree with Glenn , 5'8.25 !

Here is more of Top Gun he looks 5'8 !

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Mr. R. said on 20/Feb/09
Shredder, there were several interviews with Val Kilmer who was told to take off his shoes and socks in his scenes with Tom. Also, he had special shoes built for him in Interview With A Vampire so that he was not shrimped by Brad Pitt. I stand by my account of Tom as 5-7 to 5-8. Rob has him perfectly.
Complex said on 20/Feb/09
I agree 100% with tellem, someone can post that they think someone is an inch shorter than listed and everyone attacks them and wants them banned for downgrading but daniel is over here sayin 5'11 barefoot for Cruise and no one says anything?? I dont get it, 5'11 for Cruise is more crazy than what anyone hear thinks about any of vipers listings (who I don't think was too far off). Why when ppl inflate is it ok but when ppl downgrade they get slayed?? I just don't get it!
Beth said on 20/Feb/09
Yeah, right, Tom Cruise ain't 5'11, he's more like 4'11. In this pic with Katie, Click Here he looks tiny. No way is Tommy 5'11.
Gene Frisco said on 20/Feb/09
From these pics apears about 5'8.75 to 5'9 but everyone always states that he is 5'7, looks short at times looks taller at times which is why many claim he wears lifts or special footware, but since Glenn is 5'8 and Tom is wearing normal footware in these pics, which he might be because he seems very close to an inch in height difference compared to Glenn in both photos, I say 5'8.25 for Tom.
the shredder said on 20/Feb/09
I don't know about Edwards being barefoot , it is good that you thought of that , but Tom really does vary in that movie , he looks about 5'8 most of the movie , though in scenes he really does look 5'9 - 5'10 as he looks in alot of movies , he even looks that height range next to Val Kilmer !
glenn said on 20/Feb/09
i agree ironman.its up to rob though.
the shredder said on 20/Feb/09
Rob , Im looking at the scene I posted from Top Gun ... Its it me or does Tom really look 5'9 - 5'10 standing next to 6'2 Edwards ?

[Editor Rob: in close up shots maybe edwards is barefoot?]
confessional said on 20/Feb/09
glenn. you were talking about me? I'm not kidding.. cruise its not even 5'8..170 171 fits him more...I met him and I have no reason to lie...

funny pic of tom with katie hahaha
Torsten said on 19/Feb/09
Re Daniel: Stop dreaming Daniel. He is nowhere close to that height. He is 5'8 and no more.
TELLEM said on 19/Feb/09
cruise looks 5'7 next to 5'11 dave beckham, which is what tom cruise most likely is, 5'7 in the midday. 5'7.5-5'7.75 when he wakes
TELLEM said on 19/Feb/09
why is it that this daniel guy can post all this non-sense and ppl don't have a problem with it, but when other ppl downgrade height like arnie at 5'10,etc. they wanna ban them? this ain't right, seriously ban this goof.
frankys said on 19/Feb/09
I hear ya Daniel..but the last pic you posted i'd call it "tiptoeing"
..i agree James, 5.7 is what he looks in that new pic with Beckham (no less though)
Complex said on 19/Feb/09
It's definately not Viper, cuz Viper thought Cruise was 5'7, daniel never is Cruise taller than m.mcconaughey, or downey jr for that matter, even in that pic you posted where he's closer to the camera, plus he could be in elevators, you must not be takin' into account barefoot vs shoe height. I wouldn't go anything above 5'8 for him, 5'10.5-5'11 is! haha! Let the inflation begin 09' Oh and on more thing daniel,you say 5'11, well the big guy behind him, is bill hader, 6'1, Tom doesnt look much 5'11 compared to him and that's with tom bein closer to the camera, i'm fine with the 5'7 range, but 5'11, wow, la inflatione'
leonari said on 19/Feb/09
Daniel: Taller than Mthew McConaughey...hahahhahahahh. Thats the joke of the year!!!
show me one pic where Tom is taller. Just one. I show you ten where he is smaller by 3 inches minimum.
ER. said on 19/Feb/09
LOL, I'm not buying this. This is either Viper in disguise or just someone who's bored and wants to have a laugh.
Daniel said on 19/Feb/09
LOL frankys, funny pic. I still think Tom is taller than 5'8 though. I come across a pic of him with the cast of Tropic Thunder. His is a fair bit taller than Ben Stiller and Jack Black, and just SLIGHTLY taller than Robert Downey Jnr and Matthew McConaughey. So, by simple mathematics, if RDJ and MM are around 5'9 and 5'10, that would put Tom at 5'10.5 or 5'11 :)
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Vibram said on 19/Feb/09
He looks a legit 5ft7.75 next to 5f11 Beckham there frankys.
sunnyfan said on 19/Feb/09
I think Rob has listed Cruise really accurate, but Cruise could be a legit 5.8 on a good day. As mentioned before, if Ben stiller is 169 cm, Cruise is not more than 172-173 cm.
frankys said on 19/Feb/09
hey Daniel you are right, i found a pic of Tom towering Katie
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frankys said on 19/Feb/09
tom and beckham in a brand new pic
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Daniel said on 19/Feb/09
More proof of my claims. Obviously in those other pics of Tom with Will, he was standing on uneven ground.

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Ironman said on 19/Feb/09
I think dat Tom is atleast 5'8. Cause a 5'6 or a 5'7 man wil hav 2 wear relatively big shoes to reach the height dat tom appears to be. But i think dat most of the time tom wears normal footwear. So i think dat we should upgrade tom to 5'8. Wat do u say glenn?
the shredder said on 19/Feb/09
Rob , thanks for seeing the video , do you think Tom looks atleast 5'8 in that scene though ?

[Editor Rob: easily.]
Parker said on 19/Feb/09
For Daniel and Barry, who I suspect are just having a laugh, here is David Beckham, a legit 5'11 weak 6 footer stood next to Tom and Katie
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the shredder said on 19/Feb/09
Rob , This is the scene Ive been talking about from Top Gun ... The scene with 5'6 James tolkan . Tom looks atleast 5'9 - 5'10 next to the guy , I don't get it ? Is he standing on a box are something ? Go to 2:25 or so , but 3:12 or is really good because they are face to face , what do you think ?

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[Editor Rob: I don't know about Tolkan, I remember talking about him a while ago on here...maybe he's 5ft 5 max.]
Jimmy said on 18/Feb/09
Highly suspect pic of Tom: Click Here It's hard to judge if he is wearing lifts or not. It's a full body group shot, the ground appears to be even and he seems to be wearing flat shoes. I'd like to say 5'8, but I think it's questionable. His height seems to fluctuate.
Complex said on 18/Feb/09
Tom @ 5'11.....let the INFLATION begin, lol! How tall will he be next,legit 6'1? 6'3? taller than shaq?
TELLEM said on 18/Feb/09
cruise with 5'10.5 ving rhames: Click Here
chriskardos said on 18/Feb/09
WTF? Couple of years back i read that he's at a 163 cms and that Kidman hit a 170 or something like that? What the hell?
Daniel said on 18/Feb/09
In the pics where he is shorter than Nicole and Katie, it's because they are wearing 4 inch heels, so of course they are going to look taller! It's common sense, people. However, if they are wearing normal flat shoes, Tom is taller. The man is 5'10.5 at the end of the day, 5'11 upon waking up.

Tom & Nicole: Click Here
glenn said on 18/Feb/09
complex-its rare people in inflate on this site.but this is inflation no doubt.
glenn said on 18/Feb/09
5-9 for cruise isnt impossible.certainly not a hair above.5-8,5-8.25 is what i have him at now.whalberg i have at 5-8.5,5-9 now.
Ironman said on 18/Feb/09
No matter what his height is that does not take away da fact dat he is one of da greatest star da world has ever seen. Take a chill pill guys...
leonari said on 18/Feb/09
Daniel & Barry: You are making fools of yourself. Seriously. Get real. he is 5'7.5". If that.
frankys said on 18/Feb/09
hey know that Tom is going to star in a new movie as Mr. Fantastic because of his naturall skills of growing several inches every day...come on get serious.. we all agree that he is in the 5.7 5.8 range...don't spoil this site dude
bobo said on 18/Feb/09
daniel and barry:

please stop. You are making fools of yourselves. Are you scientologist trolls?

Scroll down to Parker's photos from Feb 7th and ask yourself. Is this a 5. 11 man?

Please. Stop.
Daniel said on 18/Feb/09
Tom with Katie and Suri, looking a solid 5'11. Katie is an offical 5'9 and Tom is a few inches taller. I don't think Tom would ever wear lifts. He doesn't seem like that kind of guy. I think it is all just a hoax to taint his image.

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Hart said on 18/Feb/09
LOL! ROFL! there is no way tom is 5'11! that's insane. he is obviously wearing lifts in those pictures.
RisingForce said on 18/Feb/09
Cruise is not in the 5-6 range, there's no way. At worst he's 5'7", but it's more likely that he's closer to 5'8".
the shredder said on 18/Feb/09
Yea he is 5'11 , but claims 5'9 ! ... LOL Barry your photoshop pic is funny , he is not even 5'11 in lifts , though some don't get that he is not 5'7 ! ... more like 5'8 !
ER. said on 18/Feb/09
Rofl, Tom Cruise 5-11?!. Tom's PR agents must have finally caught on to the site.
Daniel said on 17/Feb/09
Thanks, Barry. We seem to be in the minority here. Everyone downplays his height, when he is in fact average (or just above) height. I found a pic of Tom standing next to Brad Pitt. If you look at it, he is a smidgen taller, which would make him 5'11. I also found another pic of Tom with Nicole and Brad, and he is the tallest of the three. I'm sticking with 5'11.
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Complex said on 17/Feb/09
Ok i'm sorry but 5'10.5 for Cruise is flippin hilarious, he could be 5'6 range, 5'7 mostlikely, and with very VERY good photos someone might could convince me over time that he is a weak 5'8 or close to it, but never anything over.

Again I say 5'7.

But remember a few weeks back when everyone told me that no one inflates here, well i'd say daniel's sighting of cruise 5'10.5 contradicts that, just sayin..
Real said on 17/Feb/09
5'10-5'11?? Come on.. that's as ridiculous as a 5'5 claim for this guy.
He's not as short as some people think, but he's definitely not above average.
I think the 5'7-5'8 ballpark is on the money.
leonari said on 17/Feb/09
Barry: so how tall is Cruise in your humble opinion?? 5'10"? hahahha
Lemon said on 17/Feb/09
Barry, are you serious? If Cruise is 5'11, then Nicole Kidman gotta be at least 6'2".
And Will Smith 6'5": Click Here

Rob has him right!
Parker said on 17/Feb/09
I would ask people to stop using what are clearly photoshopped pictures - it degrades the site
frankys said on 17/Feb/09
Barry how about this...who's taller?
Click Here
frankys said on 17/Feb/09
wow barry nice pic..i say tom is at least 6.2
Barry said on 17/Feb/09
I agree with Daniel. In my personal opinion, I think people abuse Tom and his height because of his religion. In his films, he does look close to six feet. The average male height is 5'10 and there is rarely a guy taller than him in his films. I found this pic of him with Orlando Bloom and Katie. He towers over them! If I had to peg it, I'd say he's a solid 5'11.
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the shredder said on 17/Feb/09
Rob , In Top Gun theres a scene in the locker room of him standing next to James Tolken ... if that guy is 5'6 , then Tom seems 5'10 in that scene !
glenn said on 17/Feb/09
correct vibram.
glenn said on 17/Feb/09
is this guy kidding me?
confessional said on 17/Feb/09
met him!!!!!! two weeks go I was in rio and he was there promoting valkyre with katie and his daughter..he is a very nice guy and so as katie, thom was wearing lifts obviously because hi shoes didnt seem normal and even some journalist made fun of that..well tom can be taller than 5'8 most like 5'7.05 so rob 171 cm fits him a lot better and katie is a legit 5'9 no shorter than there you go cruise's height its solved to me
Parker said on 17/Feb/09
Newman not looking that much shorter than Paul McCartney in 2005
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But looking a fait bit shorter than Tom here - Tom in lifts?
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Daniel said on 16/Feb/09
I met and shook hands with Tom at the premiere of his movie Valkyrie. I am just shy of 5'10 (I'm 176.5cm) and Tom was just a tad taller than myself. I'd put him at a weak 5'10.5. I feel sorry for Tom, as he is not as short as everybody makes him out to be. Watch Interview with the Vampire - he is almost the same height as 5'11 Brad Pitt.

To prove my point, I found this photo of Tom standing next to Paul Newman. Tom is a good few inches taller than the 5'9 Newman.
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frankys said on 16/Feb/09
Maheli.. 9 is 9 not 6
Anonymous said on 16/Feb/09
Actually, if Tom Cruise has short legs that only helps him wear lifts without looking weird. Shorter guys with relatively long torso / short legs can wear lifts and look completely normal. I know a guy who is 5'8" and has a 32" inseam- he could never get away with lifts!
Maheli said on 16/Feb/09
Hey,I have recently discovered this site and find it strangely endearing! Amazing how height can impact one
Vibram said on 16/Feb/09
So, glenn, you say Newman didn't lose much height with age until about 65-70?
frankys said on 16/Feb/09
Brad if newman is 5.9 tom must be 5.7 max
Brad said on 16/Feb/09
Katie 5' 9", Tom 5' 8". Newman 5' 9".
glenn said on 16/Feb/09
i studied cruise and newman in front of my face plenty of times.newman was 5-10 at least up until the early 90s.
ChuckTheSchmuck said on 15/Feb/09
Re Parker: Damn, Parker...that picture with Cruise barefeet beside Katie Holmes in flip-flops is truely an evidence to take into account. It's merely an inch between them and she still has shoes on which probably gives her a little more than half an inch. Cruise might actually be 5'8, which is what I always believed he is...until I found this site that is.
Vibram said on 15/Feb/09
Newman was 5ft9.5 in his prime. he was 60 in The Color of Money, so may well have lost 1" inch from his peak.
yoney said on 15/Feb/09
I'm amazed with Cruise's success in making himself look much taller. His height never gets my attention in his movies.
Anonymous said on 15/Feb/09
i agree with Tellem and Complex..he's most likely 5-7
Complex said on 14/Feb/09
I'm stickin' with the 5'7 sightings, how tall is paul newman listed..
TELLEM said on 14/Feb/09
look at the shoulders. newman had cruise by a good 2-2.5 inches in the film. if newman was 5'9.5 that would make cruise 5'7ish just like i said. 5'8? yea right.
Parker said on 14/Feb/09
That's a poor photograph for height comparisons Franky's. Here's a better one.
Click Here

5'9/5'10 Newman does look an inch taller
Gago said on 14/Feb/09
Great photo frankys, that's what I've been saying Tom was in cowboy boots the whole movie and Newman in regulars, also Tom had hair advantage, but still looked 2 inches shorter.
frankys said on 14/Feb/09
tom in rome
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frankys said on 14/Feb/09
Tom and Paul Newman
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Bob Williams said on 13/Feb/09
I would have always thought Tom at around 5' 9, but it looks like in all his photos he makes sure to straighten up and give that illusion, so I am not surprised at the 5' 8 height
Complex said on 12/Feb/09
Nice pics rising, Crowe looks taller than I thought he was in those pic, Cruise looks a decent height next to him too, dunno about the footwear tho, could be tricky..
Parker said on 12/Feb/09
Disagree slightly Lego,I'd put Cruise a cm heigher, 172-173 if Ben Stiller is 169. 172 evening height.
RisingForce said on 12/Feb/09
Tom measures up better than you'd expect next to Russell Crowe.
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Then again his shoes looked thick
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frankys said on 11/Feb/09
James says on 10/Feb/09
"Yeah but still why would you wan't to tip toe next to guy that is only 1 inch taller than you just for a photo"

cause he has a complex and his lifts are not enough
Lego said on 11/Feb/09
Ben Stiller is 169cm and cruise 171-172cm that's my final take, i know there's no such thing as 100% but that's my final judgement on the matter. :)

amazes me that Cruise even in shoes can look quite short-average eg. 170cm yet in some shots barefoot can look 173cm (in the boat next to his wife).

this tells me that he's not 173cm nor shorter than 170cm, so 171-172cm is his real height. has to be.
Complex said on 11/Feb/09
Glenn is taller than Cruise...maybe not in the photos but in barefeet...
Vibram said on 11/Feb/09
He gets flack cos he's Alpha role - leading man. It's all very well being a short male with a bit part like Seth Green does. It's just when a not-tall men acts Alpha it's some how misinterpreted as an aggressive, counteractive display with inferiority connotations based on lack of size.
Complex said on 10/Feb/09
Yeah, Cruise I really think is 5'7..
TELLEM said on 10/Feb/09
James says on 10/Feb/09
Why would he tip toe for glenns pics anyway?

because hes 5'7 and glenn is 5'8.
Lemon said on 10/Feb/09
Interesting pic from an italian paper: Click Here
glenn said on 10/Feb/09
i dont think many tip toe.rare.but i caught billy crudup doing it.
Complex said on 9/Feb/09
If he's tip toeing then I wonder how he would look next to glenn in barefeet back to back without lifts, I bet Glenn would be taller :)
lexi said on 9/Feb/09
To Parker who posted on Feb 3rd: I completely agree with that post. I still don't get why Tom gets so much flak for his height when there are shorter celeb males who get barely to no flak. Pretty odd. Tom always seemed a good 5'7 1/2 man to me. No more, no less.
frankys said on 9/Feb/09
if he does really tip toeing he must be under 5-7
glenn said on 8/Feb/09
thanks for the outstanding work risingforce and rob.
glenn said on 8/Feb/09
yeah,rising.i took a photo of him doing it.more a slight tip toeing,more stretching out next to paul newman and nicole kidman.
RisingForce said on 8/Feb/09
It's no problem Glenn. I was also able to track down your older picture with Sly as well as your pictures with Matt Damon, George Clooney, Don Cheadle and Colin Farrell.

Wow Cruise was really tip toeing for pictures? If you straightened up you might look his height anyway though.
Andre said on 8/Feb/09
lol thats funny, tiptoeing for photos, not to mention if a celeb does it ;)
Alex said on 8/Feb/09
Stiller I dont think is more than 5'7.

Cruise is likely 5'7-5'7 1/2 which is going to put Katie Holmes at as much as 5'9.
Parker said on 8/Feb/09
Maybe your right Tellem. There is only 1.5 inches between them. Stiller does have bad posture, and he could be as listed here - 5'6.5. That would still put Cruise at 5'8. Lets face it, we are never going to know how tall Cruise is without actually measuring him with a Stadiometer straight out of bed snd last thing at night. I don't know how tall Cruise is, but if Glenn is 5'7.5, Beckham 5'11, Katie Holmes 5'9 and Stiller 5'6.5 Cruise is for sure 5'8.
glenn said on 8/Feb/09
much appreciation risingforce.rob,can you use this pic?.in this pic,i believe cruise was liftless.but i mightve been 5-7 flat.i have pics of his shoes.he is tip toeing in pics seconds before.i have the proof.maybe with me too?

[Editor Rob: I put the other one up again.]
the shredder said on 8/Feb/09
Rob , how come my post are not coming out ? ... Sorry if I made you mad about the Christian Bale post , its a joke , I was being funny !

[Editor Rob: your other post is ok, not the bale one though.]
Brad said on 8/Feb/09
Cruise 5' 8". Stiller: short.
Gweedo said on 7/Feb/09
When Cruise is meeting some one taller he immediatly straightens up like hes tryin to prove that he aint that small -he almost looks uncomfortable straining when hes doing it. without lifts hes a solid 5'7 .2inches shorter than average usa male .
RisingForce said on 7/Feb/09
Glenn, I was able to find your other picture with Cruise. It had been posted on a forum in a discussion about celeb heights. I know you wanted the other one.
Click Here

It was attached to the other picture but I managed to seperate it and enlarge it the best I could. I don't know if Rob wants to use it at the top, but if he does then there it is.
TELLEM said on 7/Feb/09
sorry parker, but stiller and cruise i see an inch, inch .5 max. i don't see 2 inches. if you'd study ben stiller's pics, which i'm sure u have, since you've posted a ton, you'll know that stiller HAS bad posture, and that pic with cruise both are slouching.
Complex said on 7/Feb/09
Fair enough parker, very well put, and no I don't think he's got lifts in his feet, lol! Only thing that throws me about that pic is wasn't that on a boat? If so hard to know if it was level, personally I think Katie is close enough to 5'9 to claim it, but I think if measured in reality would be 5'8-5'8.5, she's claimed 5'8 before. I really think 5'7 Cruise, maybe he is what Rob has him listed who knows, but I will say that a full 5'8 for him is a stretch in my eyes. More than likely id say Cruise is 5'7, Holmes 5'8-5'8.5
resnic said on 7/Feb/09
In respnse to

In this series of pictures of Tom's family, he does look the same height (or just slightly shorter) than Katie is. Take a look:
Click Here

SO I guess, 5'7-3/4 seems to be accurate as Katie is listed at 5'8-1/2

Im not sure what height either of Katie or Tom are but one thing i can say is Katie Holmes has a lovely set of legs :)
the shredder said on 7/Feb/09
Yes complex , I am about as female as Rob , and Glenn ! Are you a girl Complex ? Sorry , but 5'7 flat is too short for Cruise !
Parker said on 7/Feb/09
miko says on 6/Feb/09
Cruise is 5"8 at some point in the day, thats for sure.

Very True Miko. In fact I'm going to cause controversy by saying I actually believe he NEVER falls below 5'8. I think he's the exact same height as Rob the editor who lists himself at 173.
Parker said on 7/Feb/09
Well here's another of the two Complex where neither is closer to the camera
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We agree their is a two inch difference, but your argument is flawed Complex. 5'6 for Stiller 5'7 in shoes, 5'9 for Cruise in lifts. You don't know that Stiller or Cruise are wearing lifts or not, so you have to go with the evidence of your eyes, a 5'6 man next to a 5'8 man.
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And above, we have got the advantage of the big guy's face in the background which is almost as good as uding a tape measure. You can see there is an approximate one inch between a slouching 5'8 man and a 5'9 woman....unless you think he's got lifts in his feet?
Complex said on 6/Feb/09
Not bad parker, granted Cruise is way closer to the camera. Shredder, I never said he was 5'6 (hands shredder a chill pill). I think Stiller is 5'6 and Cruise is 5'7 and Cruise wears casual lifts to hit 5'9 and stiller likely doesn't wear lifts.

Shredder, this is not an insult, but are you a girl or a guy? I'm just wondering because of the feminine way you wrote please, kinda reminded me of the "you ain't all that and a bag of potato chips" *Snap snap, "oh pleaseeeeeeeee", lol, just curious is all, I still say 5'7 Cruise, at best he's in the 5'7 range, 5'8 never, and he inflated big time when he said 5'9,don't know what he was thinking.
ACG said on 6/Feb/09
If Stiller is 5'7, then I think there's no chance of Cruise being only 5'7 as well.

Just look at every picture of them together.....and who's to say Stiller can't wear lifts??
TELLEM said on 6/Feb/09
good pic complex, 5'6 ben stiller and 5'7 tom cruise. i love it.
miko said on 6/Feb/09
Cruise is 5"8 at some point in the day, thats for sure.
glenn said on 6/Feb/09
owen wilson is 5-11.stiller is 5-7.taller than i originally had him at.
Parker said on 6/Feb/09
Good pic Complex. Here's another from the same night.
Click Here
the shredder said on 6/Feb/09
OH PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEE Complex ! You picked the WORST pic of Cruise and Stiller ! Dude , give up ... Cruise is NOT 5'6 !
glenn said on 6/Feb/09
i wouldnt say that.there is a noticeable difference in height.i thought stiller was 5-6 myself for years.even having met be fair,he is 5-7.he claims 5-8.
Anonymous said on 5/Feb/09
Tom Cruise looks to be an inch taller than Ben Stiller. And if he is 5'8"
Anonymous said on 5/Feb/09
I say Ben Stiller's 5'8" or 5'7" But no way 5'6"
frankys said on 5/Feb/09
look at his shoes
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Complex said on 5/Feb/09
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Brad said on 5/Feb/09
Katie is a legit 5' 9", big heels. Cruise 5' 8".Wears customs with less than Katie in her enhanced footwear. Doesn't care about her putting on the heels or with Nic.
Complex said on 5/Feb/09
I've heard Katie claim 5'8 and 5'9. Either way she's clearly a couple of inches over Tom, 5'7 for Tom i'd say.
RisingForce said on 5/Feb/09
In heels Katie is around the 6 foot mark. In dress shoes Tom would measure about 5-9 so that makes sense.
Alex said on 5/Feb/09
Ben Stiller may be just 5'6 flat based on the picture with him and 5'11 Dmeyer.
RICHARD said on 4/Feb/09
Wow Katie really towered over Tom in that one pic with her heels. She's probably 5'11 in them so 5'7-5'8 for Tom seems accurate.
Alex said on 4/Feb/09
Glenn, yea Katie I think does look a legit 5'9. She has admitted to being 5'8 too so maybe shes in the middle. I'd lean more toward 5'9 than 5'8 though. She is always a bit taller than Cruise at least.

Cruise I can buy at 5'8, no taller.
Vibram said on 4/Feb/09
He's got sloped clavicles (the collar bone) which make him appear smaller IMO. If he didn't work work out to beef-up his deltoids it would look even more severe as well.
the shredder said on 4/Feb/09
I agree james , theres NOTHING that shows tom at 5'6 , not even barefoot pics , and I agree that he can look as tall as 5'10 , tom is most likey 5'10 in lifts , there is a movie where he looked 5'9 or 5'10 standing in front of a height chart ... Tom is 5'7 to 5'8 MINIMUM barefoot , !
Rusty said on 4/Feb/09
He most likely got the 5'9" height when he woke up, put on shoes, measured himself, got 5'8.5" and then rounded up to 5'9"
theman said on 3/Feb/09
Timmy good pics. At least Tom doesnt wear lifts 24/7 like Brad Pitt. Never catch Brad barefoot in public, or open toe flip flops.

Tom look no shorter than 5'6" for sure, 5'7" to 5'8" looks right.
nicole said on 3/Feb/09
i thought he was way shorter then 5,8
Timmy said on 3/Feb/09
In this series of pictures of Tom's family, he does look the same height (or just slightly shorter) than Katie is. Take a look:
Click Here

SO I guess, 5'7-3/4 seems to be accurate as Katie is listed at 5'8-1/2
Complex said on 3/Feb/09
Glenn you crack me up..personally I don't see me as the new viper but even if I were it would be an honor because he was more correct on legit barefoot heights than most here. Keep in mind most here claim their out of bed heights, therefore they don't know there on heights muchless celebs, what a laugh, claiming highest height. I think it's better to claim mid-day or evening. If I go by you reasoning glenn statham would be 5'9....out of bed, but where would thatput him mid-day and evening?? Right where I have him. Lol, the new viper, that's classic, You gotta love these inflaters ;)
sam said on 3/Feb/09
in those photos he looks like a classic average height guy standing next to a tall chick in heels. not short, classically average.
Andre said on 3/Feb/09
I agree with Complex and damn, look at Katie Holmes, she just damn sexy in that pic and those legs,, hmmmmm xD
glenn said on 3/Feb/09
james is right.tom did look 5-10 in behind the scenes stills i saw of him next to speilberg.and complex is the new viper.statham isnt 5-8ish.he is 5-9 to 5-10.i agree more on the 5-9.
glenn said on 3/Feb/09
i thought bogart was 5-6 my whole life.supposedly he was 5-8.
Andy said on 3/Feb/09
Tom and Katie @ Brazil

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Parker said on 3/Feb/09
The flak Tom Cruise takes from the media reminds me very much of the 50's star Alan Ladd. I was always interested in all the old stars,Cagney,Wayne,Flynn,Robertson etc. The media had Ladd at 5'3 or 5'4. The myth was propogated after he starred in a film with Sophia Loren (5'8) who was made to stand in a ditch for their scenes together. To this day, he is still listed at 5'4 or 5'5 on most sites. Yet if you research quotes from people that actually knew him,or worked with him, his height was around 5'6 or a tad over, but the 'media' never allowed him above 5'5. Tom Cruise, in my opinion suffers the same prejudice....I really don't know why, when Fox,Stiller,Hoffman,Pesci are all much shorter and get little comment. It was the same with Ladd. Cagney and Roberston shorter but getting zero comment. Really strange.
Complex said on 3/Feb/09
I didn't see him lookin' 5'10 in war of the worlds compared to 5'11 listed Chatwin, Cruise looked considerably smaller, and that's assuming Chatwin is the 5'11 listed, alot say he's legit 5'10 instead. Either way most substancial evidence points to a 5'7 Cruise...
Herbertsherbert said on 2/Feb/09
Great actor, no matter what people say about him.

Hes a short dude though (Ill give him 5'9) and no more. Its funny how alot of people expect him to be 5'7.5 or somthing when they dont realize how short 5'9 really is lol!
Complex said on 2/Feb/09
I read an article once that was talking about the movie collateral that said they tried to keep 5'7 Cruise away from 5'9 Fox to avoid him looking smaller. At times they're barely seemed aheight difference between the two, but at other times there was two inches, There was also about 1.5 inches between him and 5'8ish Jason Statham. Best I could buy is that sometime in the morning or midday he may not quite reach 5'8, maybe the height listed here, that's not what I think he is, but that's the best someone could possible convince me of if they had outstanding proof, I'm stickin' witih 5'7 flat tho!
ACG said on 2/Feb/09
i truly believe that the only reason why people see cruise as "short" is because of the negative press.

i honestly think that if you were to take someone who had never heard any rumors or claims about cruise's height one way or another and were to show them just about any of his films, that person would get the impression of an easily average-sized person, or possibly even slightly above.

it's just the media that screws with peoples' expectations and produces false conceptions about things such as height.

in real life tom is slightly below average, but never really looks short on screen, especially in his action hero movies.

the only place tom is truly "short" is on paper, if you know what i mean....

would you say this is a fair assessment, glenn or anyone else?
the shredder said on 2/Feb/09
Rob , would you also rule out 5'8.5 ?

[Editor Rob: I would say it has lesser chance than 5ft 8 proper.]
the shredder said on 2/Feb/09
Rob , Just asking ... not that I think he is but is it possible that he could be 5'9-ish barefoot ?

[Editor Rob: nah.]
Complex said on 2/Feb/09
He's less than equal to 5'7, 5'8 or above...not possible!!!!!!!!!!!
TELLEM said on 1/Feb/09
because he is 5'7....yes james i meant 5'8.5 for kanye west...i think the man never reaches 5'8.
sam said on 1/Feb/09
I agree, 5'8. yet why has he been billed at 5'7 his whole life??
glenn said on 1/Feb/09
outstanding work parker.yes,5-8 most likely.
Iwonder said on 1/Feb/09
In the barefoot pic with Katie Holmes (the back shot) has anyone mentioned he it looks like he is standing on one leg? That would make him about an inch taller than standing on both (it usually different depending on which leg you stand on but it should make you about an inch taller).
Parker said on 1/Feb/09
Apologies Frank lampard is 8,and Owen 10,in the pic below not as I described it, although I think you all would have realised
Parker said on 1/Feb/09
Glenn - Agree 5'9 for Cruise is not impossible, but I would suggest highly unlikely. But at the end of the day , without actually measuring someone barefoot, you can only go on how legitimate heights claimed, or listed are. For example, Frank Lampard the Chelsea footballer claims 6'. His club site list him at 6'. If it is true, David Beckham looks an inch shorter here:-
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(For none UK people Frank Lampard is 10, Michael Owen (No 8) claims 5'8 and is listed exactly same height as Cruise on celebs) A 5'8 Michael Owen and 6' Lampard would confirm David is a minimum 5'11, but not a full 6 footer.
Here's David in Gap boots (which I suggest would stand him at about 6'1)next to Tom and Katie:
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If David were to straighten up I think he would have a solid 4 inches on Tom, so again Tom 5'9 or a tad over in his footwear.

Here's another of the two of them. Don't know David's or Tom's footwear here but lets assume both have a standard inch or so.
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You can't see their feet, but assume as I've said David is in standard 1 inch shoes, Tom looks less than 3 inches shorter,so again Tom standing 5'9 in footwear. Here's another where you can see their feet,with Tom in what looks like normal dress shoes, again looking 3 inches shorter than David.
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So the evidence shows that Tom constistently looks 5'9 or a tad over in footwear,as in his photo with you above Glenn. Of course we don't know if he has a lift in his shoe, but that's heresay, and not evidence. The evidence is 5'9 in shoes, 5'8 barefoot.

Here's a pic of Tom from years back.
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If Nicole is 5'11,Tom standing as straight as he can must be close to that, more like 5'10.5. In this case we can SEE he's wearing lifts, particularly on the outside - That's evidence. Despite what some people say on this site,I don't buy for one minute you can get more that 2.5 inches out of shoes without them looking like Frankenstein shoes, so I think Tom is getting max 2.5 inches in the pic with Nicole, which again supports a 5'8 barefoot height.
glenn said on 1/Feb/09
wouldnt shock me if he was 5-8.25. 5-7 and 5-9 flat are both not impossible.
Mr. R. said on 1/Feb/09
Actually James, most of the previous male movie stars DID get a lot of flak about their supposed heights. Among them, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Burt Reynolds, James Dean. It was known that Pacino, Hoffman, and others were pretty short. I would also add Stallone and Arnold have also had a lot of articles about their height. Tom gets it more because he is BELOW Average, yet as a movie star and masculine symbol, he is expected to be taller than average.
anonymous said on 1/Feb/09
I'll live with 5 foot 8. He's short but not dwarf short.
Complex said on 31/Jan/09
Shredder to know that he's 5'7.75 is insane, you would've had to either measure him at that height or he would've had to claim that height. He's never claimed that height and i'm sure you've prolly never measured him, so how can you know such a precise height?

That's like me saying Tom is 5'7.128487373 not a flat 5'7, lol! It's laughable, i'm stickin with flat 5'7, closer to 5'7 than 5'8 either way around it.
mike said on 31/Jan/09
look at a scene from Jerry McGuire.. standing next to cuba he looks atleast 3 inches shorter.. and cuba is a good 5'10
Parker said on 31/Jan/09
Someone from the expert site thinks he's 5'9
Click Here
He's not. I'm 99% sure of that, Just as I am 99% certain he's not less than 5'7.
the shredder said on 31/Jan/09
He is not 5'7 flat , more like 5'7.75 ! Complex , you say that no site list him taller then 5'7 ? ... Ive seen alot that list him at 5'9 !
Complex said on 30/Jan/09
Cruise is a flat 5'7, maybe more out of bed but most of the day he's 5'7, not 5'8!
TELLEM said on 30/Jan/09
neither is kanye's posture good. kanye is 5'8.
Mr. R. said on 30/Jan/09
James, Cruise is one of the top male movie stars in the world. He represents one of the highest standards of masculinity. Men always compare themselves on the masco-meter with the stars that seem larger than life. Since for whatever reason, 6 feet is considered the ultimate height of masculinity, anyone below that becomes not as masculine - especially to those of us who are not rich and married to beautiful women!
TELLEM said on 29/Jan/09
legit 5'8 kanye west (5'8.5) has a good inch on tom cruise: Click Here

under 5'8 for cruise.
Parker said on 29/Jan/09
James says on 29/Jan/09
What I find hard to imagine though is how a guy who is around 5ft8 is famous world wide for being short? Am I the only one who thinks that dosen't make much sense?

Because James the media has to find something to pick on. Tom Cruise,good looking action hero has to have 'faults' - There is no doubt by trying to disguise the fact he's 5'7/5'8 the movies have used certain tricks, as in Top Gun with 5'10 Kelly McGillis. He also wears lifts to get himself to 5'10/5'11, less so now, but certainly in the past with Nicole Kidman. Because of that people think he always wears lifts, even when barefoot they think he has them stiched into his foot. People believe what they read in the media, even if its utter nonsense like this.
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I've seen people posting on this site referring to it as true, even when the April 1st date was pointed out. Every article I read about Cruise mentions his height, normally in a derogatory manner. Stiller,Fox,Hoffmann etc who are all shorter never get so much of a mention of their height, and lets face it their attempt to portray Tom as a very short men has succeeded. Just at lunch last week in work a woman was making a big thing of Cruise only being 5'3. Even with all the evidence on this site, personal sitings from Glenn and Mr R,barefoot pics with his 5'9 wife,and lots of other pics - people are still claiming he's under 5'7.
Go figure
Brad said on 29/Jan/09
5' 8" right in front of my face. I'd go 5' 7.75" also. Pitt posture.
RisingForce said on 29/Jan/09
Thanks for sharing that Mr. R. I've always thought he was around the mark that Rob lists him at, and the in person sightings from you and Glenn seem to confirm that.
Mr. R. said on 29/Jan/09
When I saw Tom at Dodger Stadium a few years ago, he was for sure between 5-7 and 5-8 with his sneakers. We know from Sly that it is possible to get height enhancing sneakers, but I don't think that Tom had them on that day. (He was running the Olympic torch around the stadium, and it could have been awkward!)
Complex said on 28/Jan/09
I do agree with what Vibram said, shorter guys usually make up for their lack of height in looks. It would seem to me that it's better to be shorter wth a model face than tall and look like a goof. It's very rare you see 6'3-6'4 guys that look like pitt or clooney, most just don't look model like, some do, don't get me wrong, but that's how it seems.

But most like Pitt and Clooney are just average with model faces and use lifts to look tall, Cruise gets flack cuz he's short and uses lifts to look average, nothing wrong with that, it's the hand he was dealt! I still say 5'7.
leonari said on 28/Jan/09
Cruise did not overdo the botox...he looks ok. kidman is a different caliber of plastic surgery
Vibram said on 28/Jan/09
I always find low-esteem blonde or gingery guys over 6ft are the ones quick to victiimize/bully dark haired guys below 5ft10.

Is it because they've got the "tall" part but not the "dark" or "handsome" parts and are just envious/frustrated in that they think all women want dark haired men?
Ana said on 28/Jan/09
Watch the other day Oprah's show about the 25th anniversary of Tom Cruise's career. He was shorter than Oprah (who was wearing high heels). Besides, Cruise got recently this wrinkleless, deadpan look on his face (and his hair looks different). Botox shots no doubt. It's incredible how actors nowadays screw up their working-tools (i.e. their faces) without a blink just on account of fashion and wrinklephobia. The same goes for his ex-wife Nicole Kidman that got that permanent malevolent look in her eyebrows after some cosmetic job. Such a pity...

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