How tall is Tom Cruise - Page 14

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5ft 7.21in (170.7cm)
Parker said on 22/Jan/09
Complex - Check my post again, I didn't say Rob woke at 5'9.
Metric - Just because you think he wore lifts at 'Tropic Thunder' premier doesn't mean to say he did.Ahh, the level of evidence presented here...boggles the mind.
glenn said on 22/Jan/09
parker is right about his whole post.including rob being actually closer to 5-9.
sam said on 22/Jan/09
sometimes wears lifts. just under 5'8 is perfect. that's how everyone could get away with saying 5'7 even though he looks nearer 5'8. Just slightly under that is problably the god's honest truth.
the shredder said on 22/Jan/09
Rob , do you keep him at 5'7.75 because you don't think legit 5'8 , or do you really think he is 5'7.75 ?

[Editor Rob: remember these are all guesses, but against others I think personally that fits him.]
Complex said on 21/Jan/09
Agreed Tellem, he's not even listed here at 5'8 and too be honest, this is the highest listing i've seen for him, most have him at the 5'7 that he is. But agreeing to disagree is not a bad thing parker so i'm ok with that. We both have different opinions on how tall he is. But Parker Rob doesn't actually wake at 5'9 if I checked his measurements right it would seem he wake at 5'8.6 or something like that. I think at best 5'7.5 would be Cruise's morning or out of bed height, that's the most I could give him.
Vibram said on 21/Jan/09
If 5ft7 Spielberg was in slight lifts he would still barely reach over 5ft9.5 with them, but still Cruise looks 1" shorter next to him in his dress shoes which look to have 1.5" heel.

A probability on that occasian:
Spielberg: 5ft7 + 1.5" soles + 1" lift = 5ft9.5
Cruise: 5ft7.25 + 1.5" = 5ft8.75
Metric said on 21/Jan/09
Parker: Just because you "think" he didn't wear lifts at the "Tropic Thunder" premiere doesn't mean he didn't! Ahh, the level of evidence presented here...boggles the mind.
Parker said on 21/Jan/09
Think we'll have to agree to disagree on Cruise's height Complex. I just don't see him below Rob's listed height, and I think the height Rob has him listed is conservative.(evening height) Rob himself wakes at near 5'9, yet claims 5'8 for himself when I think 5'8.5 is closer.

I've tried inserting lifts in ordinary shoes and your slipping out of the back of the shoe anything over an inch, and I don't believe he was wearing lifts in his converse at the 'Tropics of Thunder' premier, where he looked 2 inches taller than Stiller, as he always does.
TELLEM said on 21/Jan/09
well if rob thinks hes more 5'8, hed put 5'8 here, but he hasn't...sorry to burst ur bubble...5'7 for cruise
Parker said on 21/Jan/09
Complex says on 21/Jan/09 Is there anyone you think is the height listed or lower"
Flynn,Cagney,Rooney,Stiller,Hoffman,Cruise. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.
the shredder said on 21/Jan/09
Im going to be fair and say that he might be 5'8.25 as a morning height ! He is more 5'8 then 5'7 though ! Face it ! He is taller then 5'7 , even Rob and Glenn think he is more 5'8 !

The height between Paul and Tom is not as much as people think , In the movie Tom's shoes are not that much and Tom still looked strong 5'7 at worst next to 5'10 Paul ! Theres a scene when Paul goes to Tom's door and Tom is in socks and paul is in shoes , making Paul more 5'11 and Tom still looked Rob's listing !
Complex said on 21/Jan/09
Parker I will answer that question then ask the same thing to you in the sense of "Is there anyone you think is the height listed or lower" cuz you seem to think they're all taller just like I think many are shorter. But parker I will say the answer is yes. To name a few, Seth Rogen I think is the height listed, Conan O'brien actually I think Conan may be taller than listed, Ed Harris, Will smith pretty much I think is the height listed, most of them women are petty accurate, I don't downgrade everybody. But celebs are naturally gonna get downgraded since they (along with most of the world) upgrade their own heights. For instance if a 5'9.5 guy says "i'm 5'10." There's nothing wrong with that...but no one's gonna look at him and say "you're not 5'10, you're 6'0" (well parker, rising, and glenn might lol-jk ;) But most would assume 5'10 is his max and if he were around a legit 5'10 that claimed it someone would assume him only to be 5'9 even tho he's close enough to claim it. My point is most claim their max height, so when assuming their heights yu can assume most are that height or lower which is why some think i'm downgrading. But come on guys, 5'9 for Cruise is out of control. He has the proportions of a 5'7 guy and that's what he looks, heck even if he could claim 5'8 that would be a max height inflated by a little bit but 5'9 is nuts, just no way! But in the one of him and her barefoot you can look at the ground and it seems to slope in cruise's favor for one, and for two alot say holmes may not be a legit 5'9, maybe 5'8-5'9. Plus isn't that picture on a boat? Unlikely they're sailing on perfectly straight water that makes the floor of the boat perfectly level which is why you can see it's in his favor, I'd say all things considering he looks 5'7 in the pic with holmes. 5'7.5 absolute maximum peak tops for cruise and a flat 5'7 most likely. But 5'8 and over for Cruise is a pipe dream. He uses elevators to claim an average height when really he's a tad below average, no big deal, I can't see why ppl have trouble accepting it...
Tom Cruise said on 21/Jan/09
Hi this is Tom Cruise. I am 5'5 barefoot but I usually wear elevator shoes that make me look 5'9.
the shredder said on 21/Jan/09
Leonari is even starting to see more 5'8-ish ! Im not a fool that is claiming 5'9 , but he is taller then 5'7 ! Robs listing is great , he can be this height ! Atleast Rob does not have him 5'7 or shorter ! 5'6 is a joke , not even possible !
Grifter said on 21/Jan/09
shredder: If people already speculate that he's insecure about his height (and Cruise is no doubt aware of it), I doubt he'd specify it to the quarter inch in a chat room.

Parker & Leung: It's sort of weird -- some 5'7" and 5'8" guys are never seen as short whereas others are always taking ribbing for their height. Philipp Lahm is a 5'7" soccer player and is nicknamed "The Magical Dwarf" in Germany and English commentators often remark about his height. But for Xavi, another 5'7" player from Spain, his height is never referenced by the Spanish or English media. Same goes for 5'7.5" Arshavin (a Russian).
Vibram said on 20/Jan/09
Speilberg's not on uneven ground, there's another photo on that site to rectify that.
glenn said on 20/Jan/09
strange thing is,i saw pics of tom where he was taller than speilberg by an inch or 2.
klem said on 20/Jan/09
I agree that 5-6 is more possible than anything over 5-8, althoug I believe he is 5-7 before bed at best.
TELLEM said on 20/Jan/09
look at him with an aging 5'9.5-5'10 paul newman. Click Here

look at him w/ a weak 5'11 chris penn: Click Here

thats no 5'8 man...try a 5'7 man
TELLEM said on 20/Jan/09
look at him with an aging 5'9.5-5'10 paul newman. Click Here

look at him w/ a weak 5'11 chris penn: Click Here
Parker said on 20/Jan/09
Complex - Just out of interest, as I've seen a lot of your posts on different pages, is there any celeb you think is not shorter than the listed height?
Parker said on 20/Jan/09
Sorry Tom. If you think Katie is over 2 inches taller than Tom in this barefoot pic
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Please read Rob's article on how to judge height. Its an inch max,and Katie has shoes on.
TELLEM said on 20/Jan/09
why would a director where lifts? in that pic w/ spieldberg, hes closer to the camera and has better posture than cruise...if he and cruise were in the same distance and cruise had spieldberg's posture, they'd be the same height. 5'7.5 for cruise.
Metric said on 20/Jan/09
Tom needs a downgrade.
Vibram said on 20/Jan/09
Shorter than 5ft7.5 (tops) Steven Spielberg? Click Here

I don't get it because Cruise looks 5ft6.5 next to him? Other pictures on the page containing the 1st link show Spielberg in some sort of a rugged caterpillar type shoes and Cruise in formal ones. Would Spielberg wear lifts of all people?
Complex said on 19/Jan/09
Shave his head and put a tape measure behind his back barefoot and he can't possibly go too much over 5'7, here i'll give him a little more leadway, 5'7.5 MAXIMUM straight out of bed on his best nights sleep, although i really think 5'7 or slightly under!
Vibram said on 19/Jan/09
I've read paragraphs describing Rod Stewart and Mick Jagger as "short men" yet they're 5ft10 and 5ft9 respectively. Like Cruise, they both dated taller women so perhaps from comparisons to those women are where short rumors arose rather than a direct assault on their actual heights?
Donatello said on 19/Jan/09
This is the thing about big super stars like Tom Cruise, people want to bring them down anyway they can. People are jealous of his success so they call him tiny and even describe him as short as 5'6" which is total nonsense. Just Look at him next to any 5'6" actor, he usually always has at least 2 inches on them. He looks to have 4 inches over hoffman alot of the time, but I personally think hoffman is more 5'4" these days. Tom is no shorter then 5'7" 1/2 at his absolute lowest height of the day.
Parker said on 19/Jan/09
Tom - 'look at the evidence - He must be between 168-170 ' What evidence? I've never seen a single picture or film that puts him below 5'7. Nothing. Zero. Nada Cruise is 5'8 'ish' - Danny Devito is short, as is Paul Williams,Davy Jones,Dudley Moore,Mickey Rooney,Michael J Fox,Rob Schneider and anyone else under 5'5. 5'7/5'8 is just under average

And speaking of 5'4 Rob Schneider, here he is looking 5 inches shorter than Cruise, and Cruise in turn looking 2 inches shorter than 5'10 Adam Sandler.

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glenn said on 19/Jan/09
ill buy 5-8.25 max for clue on his minimum.shredders isnt 5-7 flat.ill buy 5-9 max for whalberg.5-8 min.i changed my mind on mark.
RKO said on 19/Jan/09
I say he is 5'7, no more taller then 5'9.
the shredder said on 19/Jan/09
Tom is a little taller 5'7 minimum , but could be a slightly taller then 5'8 ! ... It seems the most realistic ! 5'7 flat and full 5'9 I don't see , shorter then 5'7 is insane ! He supposebly claimed 5'8.25 in a chat room , I think that seems possible , he can look it !
Complex said on 18/Jan/09
I agree tom that he hits 5'9 in elevators only... but not barefoot
Leonari said on 18/Jan/09
Rob Lowe does not have 4 inches on Cruise. Around 3. Which again puts Tom at 5'8 or close to it. Get over it guys. Tom is slightly below average. He
Could be as tall as 5'8.5 when he wakes after a good nights sleep and shrinks down to 5.7.75" in tje evening. Tom Cruise being tiny is a myth. Nothing else.
Leung said on 18/Jan/09
James, that
glenn said on 18/Jan/09
rob lowe was 5-11 when i saw him 2 years ago.rod stewart is also 5-11.i saw him in slippers.horrendous posture makes him look shorter.
italian boy said on 18/Jan/09
170 cm min 173 max.
Complex said on 18/Jan/09
I've never seen Cruise listed at 5'9 ever but even if he was that's just a waste cuz we all knw he's not that tall.

But just so I get this straight, ya'll are saying he's really 5'8-5'9 and he gets listed lower out of jealousy and it's spread everywhere that he's 5'6/5'7 as part of a conspiracy theory to make Tom shorter??? Possible but not likely. Honestly if he's 5'8 plus then how does he keep gettin described as tiny? The entire media hates tom and wants to downgrade his height???? That just sounds funny, kinda like everyone in the world is pickin on tom and downgradin his height but he's really taller, lol? I seriously doubt it. Personally i think it is what it is, he's 5'7
ACG said on 18/Jan/09
glenn- bonaduce claims he is 5'6, so he most likely isn't anything over....

Complex- I've seen Cruise listed as 5'9 just about as much as he is listed 5'7.
mcfan said on 17/Jan/09
Here's one of Rob Lowe and Tom Cruise. Are we sure Lowe is only 5'10? To me, he looks 5'11, but I haven't seen his movies in a while...just the impression I had of him. In the movie I thought Cruise was 3 inches shorter than Lowe.

Photo: Click Here
mcfan said on 17/Jan/09
Here's one of Rob Lowe and Tom Cruise. Are we sure Lowe is only 5'10? To me, he looks 5'11, but I haven't seen his movies in a while...just the impression I had of him. In the movie I thought Cruise was 3 inches shorter than Lowe.
Parker said on 17/Jan/09
Ever tried to Google Rod Stewart's height Complex? Here's one at 5'5
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And another at 5'8
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He's minimum 5'10. It means nothing. A.N. Other Website see's Tom Cruise height at 5'6/5'7 and copies it etc etc. It propogates a myth.
short guy said on 17/Jan/09
one more thing to add, sorry- this, of course, depends on whether or not we have an accurate listing on Katie Holmes' height, because the validity of his height inferred from that photo is clearly based on comparing his own height to that of Katie's.
Complex said on 17/Jan/09
I think Katie is 5'8.5 or 5'8.75 and Cruise is 5'7 flat. Google "Tom Cruise Height" and show me where you get anything over 5'7, literally everywhere he's listed at 5'7, i'm still sticking with either a flat 5'7 or 5'7 tops. Generally when you google someone's height you get inflated heights anyways, for instance if you google "Brad Pitt height" you get as high as 6'1, "matthew mcconaughey height" you get above 6'0 as well.

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Here check out this from Answerbag where someone asked how tall Tom was. This is where I said he gets argued as low as 5'3 among other height forums yet everyone thinks I make that stuff up. Here I say 5'7 tops and get ridiculed. At answerbag you get ridiculed if you say over 5'7 for him and most say they wouldn't use "Tom" and "Tall" in the same sentence ever. Barefoot he's 5'7 tops and sometimes even that seems a stretch, uses lifts/elevators to get listed as average, but 5'8-5'9 or him is starting to get a tad out of control.
Parker said on 17/Jan/09
Rising Force. Can you help me out here with your Horizontal lines. Complex, here is a barefoot shot you were asking for,Rising posted it some time back. Katie in shoes maybe giving her 1/4 - 1/2inch.
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Using the big guy at the back, line up a horizontal line from top of Katie's head across his face. From the horizontal lines down to his eyes - 2 inches. Top of Tom's head lies between the horizontal line and the guys eyes. Thus Tom is 1 inch shorter than Katie in her shoes, and he's not even standing straight. There is less than an inch between Cruise and his wife barefoot, of that I have no doubt.
5'6 is insane, 5'10 is insane. 5'7 min is unlikely, 5'8.5 is unlikely,He's also definately not 5'9. 5'7.75 - 5'8.25 (172/173) depending on time of day in my opinion.

To be fair to Complex, he is saying not under 5'7 now, which gives him credit as there are a lot on this site who would never be convinced on Cruise or Stallone's height even if Rob measured them both barefoot with his stadiometer.

Complex's 5'7.5 first thing in the morning against mine 5'8.25 = 3/4inch difference in opinions. Your never going to get much closer without measuring him.
glenn said on 16/Jan/09
bonaduce i never saw.common name in new york too.what is he suppose to be,5-6?
Complex said on 16/Jan/09
5'9 is clinically insane for Cruise. I'd bet ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY ON IT. Maybe he's not 5'6 but i've heard on numerous accounts he was measured at 5'6.75 but i've never seen proof though, flat 5'7 for Cruise, he never even reaches 5'8 barefoot much less 5'9. Parker he could be getting exta height from those shoes, if you check Pitt's page a guy posted pics of him putting 2 inch lifts in high-top converse so anything's possible.

Tell you what, does anyone here have any pics of Cruise BAREFOOT where he looks 5'8 or over?? Don't come and show me pics of him in shoes, I want to see barefoot pics, I want to see all ten toes and him next to someone to compare because he's obviously a lift abuser and drops a lift in anything he can, so if it's not barefoot, it's not solid proof. Next to 5'8.5-5'9 tops holmes, he looks a flat 5'7, who can deny that!
Parker said on 16/Jan/09
Lemon - yes, I posted something similar recently. I think there is little between their barefoot heights, less than an inch in my opinion. I think Katie could be a tad under her listed height of 5'9.
Lemon said on 16/Jan/09
Tom Cruise with Katie Holmes (look at their shoes): Click Here

The same day: Click Here

Tom has a shoe advantage; nevertheless if Katie Holmes is 5'9" as listed, Cruise in my opinion is 5'7.5" at the very least.
TELLEM said on 16/Jan/09
5'6 is laughable? try 5'9...5'9 cruise would equal = a near 6'0 paul newman, a 5'11 ed about completely upgrading...yea i'll admit 5'6 is a bit low for him too, but don't just say 5'6 is laughable while putting 5'9 as OK in ur sentence.
the shredder said on 16/Jan/09
He is not taller then 5'8.5 , that can be ruled out ! He is not shorter then strong 5'7 , he is taller then 5'7 flat ! 5'9 is a bit deluded , 5'7 tops is deluded , 5'6 is insane !
Parker said on 16/Jan/09
Donatello - I agree
Donatello said on 16/Jan/09
Complex, 5'6" is laughable for cruise. You just seem to keep argueing it though, almost as if your trolling. Although I do think cruise would be hard-pressed to reach 5'9" in the morning I still think 5'6" is a way more ridiculous claim. I'd say hes 5'8" 1/4 morning 5'7" 1/2 lowest.
glenn said on 16/Jan/09
i actually mixed that up myself with charlie and martin.i do that with those two occasionally.didnt realise you messed
RisingForce said on 16/Jan/09
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What was that you were saying about Tom never wearing shoes as big as Sly's Brad?
Complex said on 16/Jan/09
I think 5'9 is the most deluded, we know he definately NEVER EVER reaches 5'9 barefoot not even in the morning so more likely he's 5'6 than 5'9. For now i'll give him 5'7 dead on but very most I could believe is 5'7.5 morning height, I mean he's not the tallest guy in the world, so what. It's like ppl here want him to be 6'0 or something and it's just not gonna happen. Not like it matters, he's married to holmes and is clearly dwarfed by her in heels and obviously they are both ok with that so I doubt it matters that he's only 5'7 cuz he seems happily in love, crazy happy in love, proof of that is on that oprah episode where I literally think he was virtually clinically insane, lol! 5'9 is out of the ballpark tho, maybe at best he could round up to a weak 5'8 even tho he never hits that, but i'm stickin' w/5'7. No telling what he was on when he said 5'9.
Parker said on 16/Jan/09
Complex - If you think Tom is 5'7 Tops, that is your opinion that you are entitled to. But using your logic on the Mcconaughey pic, it would make Ben Stiller 5'5 tops. You would then need to put Hoffman at 5'4 tops, and Michael J Fox at 5'2 tops. And 5'7 listed Michael Penna? 5'4/5'5?
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Unless you think Cruise is getting 3 inches from barefoot height in those shoes?....sorry, I just don't see it.
Brad said on 16/Jan/09
Cruise doesn't wear the things Sly wears and Sly is 1/2" taller than Cruise. Put Cruise by Dennis Hopper in golf shoes.
Anonymous said on 16/Jan/09
hey glenn have you come across danny bonaduce at all? what is his height?
leonari said on 15/Jan/09
Metric: all good. I always thought you know what you are talking about. YES Charlie Sheen is a very good example of a true 5'9er. At no point of the day does he go below that mark. Put Tom Cruise barefoot next to Charlie Sheen and there is 3-4 cm gap. Charlie has very good proportions.
glenn said on 15/Jan/09
watch how you word things complex.nobody here says anything like that except me.lifts are indeed overated,but celebs do where them on good occasion.not always.again,your pulling things out of the your calling my statement ignorant.and reworked the words to your liking.i never said they dont wear them.and who on earth,on this downgrading site(not rob),says celebs dont wear lifts? who? not even i would say that.right out the air you made that up.just like that statement of how im arrogant for thinking you or others didnt meet vin diesel.that made no sense either.cause its plain as day 90 percent of you met no celebrities.
RisingForce said on 15/Jan/09
Man, in that first picture with Nicole Tom's shoes are hideous. Those blocks at the end of the shoe are really ugly. The front of the shoe looks pretty thick too so who knows how much he's getting there.
Metric said on 15/Jan/09
leonari: OOPS, I meant Charlie Sheen. Heh heh. Dunno why it came out as Martin Sheen??? Believe me Charlie was in my head when I typed it. lol. I know Martin is short. My bad.
leonari said on 15/Jan/09
Metric:Martin Sheen is 5'9"? The father of Charlie Sheen?? Thats the most ridiculous claim ever Metric. Martin is a short guy and always was!
TELLEM said on 15/Jan/09
parker: thats 3 inches, not 4...5'3 michael j. fox next to 5'6 ben fox isn't even standing straight.
the shredder said on 15/Jan/09
Man , what is up with people ? 5'8 for Tom deluded , but 5'7 tops and shorter is not ? When are you people going to face the fact that he is pretty much strong 5'7 at the minimum ... He is at the VERY least 171cm realisticly , but imo Rob's listing is the minimum , but A great barefoot guess ! Im not saying for a fact that he is 5'8 , but there is no doubt he is more 5'8-ish then 5'7 or 5'9 ... we all know that he is not 5'10 , lol , but the 5'6 to 5'9 opinion's , 5'6 is the most deluded !
alexturner said on 15/Jan/09
Tom Cruise is about 5'7 I think. Not shorter or taller. Exactly 5'7. I think it's awesome that a lot of really good actors are "short". It just goes to show that you don't have to be 6'+ tall to be a successful person. Women just chose taller men because they think they are protected. Ladies let me ask you this, If you and your boyfriend/husband had to walk through a dark alley one night, who would you rather have by your side? A tall man like lets say Vince Vaughan? or a tiny 5'7 guy like Bruce Lee? Height shouldn't be an issue anymore.
Complex said on 15/Jan/09
But acg I don't see her wearing heels though, I work with nothing but chicks and they wear shoes look that 24/7 and they are completely flat. It's almost like they look exactly like your typical heeled shoe minus the heel and I think Kidman is more 5'10. But assuming that she is in heels then I would retract my statement.

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This is the pic I was refering too, I really see no heels there,if you look at her foot under her dress you can clearly tell there's no heels, you can see the back heel of her foot is nearest the ground. I'd guess she's getting 0.5 inches from those shoes and if you subtract his hair you would still see a difference, prolly close to 2 inches.

I've said it a million times, cruise is 5'8 in decent lifts and prolly 5'9 in big lifts and in sly like elevators with lifts he might be able to reach 5'10, he could never go over 5'10 in my eyes unless in stilts! All i'm saying acg is ya'll aren't making sense, you say there's not much difference in him and supposed 5'11 kidman in heels yet we've all seen him completely dwarfed by 5'9 katie in heels. That just doesn't make sense.

Click Here (Tom & Kidman)
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Click Here (tom & katie)

Click Here (Let's just assume for a moment Mcconaughey is the height listed here 5' tall does that make Tom????) Personally I think Mcconaughey is shorter than listed here but even if we give him the height listed here where does that put Cruise honestly) and since alot of you say "LIFTS ARE OVER_RATED & STARS DON'T WEAR LIFTS" (which is obviously ignorant) we'll assume their both in casual footwear, even tho I doubt either one leaves the house w/o some sort of height increasing footwear. 5'7 tops!
Metric said on 15/Jan/09
Brad: Click Here For your boxer dog. And get a few back, hip and leg ops that should take care of your height. Nothing is impossible. (Except Cruise being 5'9" barefeet!!) Lol.
Metric said on 15/Jan/09
GREAT post, Complex! I'm with you on this one: 5'6.75" for prime Cruise! Prolly shorter today since he is fast approaching the big FIVE-O. 5'6.5" barefeet?? Probably...
ACG said on 15/Jan/09
Complex says on 14/Jan/09
even in those HUGE, repeat HUGE shoes that he's wearing in the kidman pics he looks between 5'8, 5'9 max.

Are you serious?? First off, Kidman is 5'11- barefoot. Then keep in mind that she was wearing heels. That makes her well over 6' tall altogether. Now Tom looks about the same height as her, sometimes even taller when he wore his possibly height-enhancing shoes.

To say he still looked only "5'8 or 5'9 max" with those "HUGE, HUGE shoes" is pretty far out there.
RisingForce said on 15/Jan/09
Stallone hasn't been UNDER 5'9" in his adult life. The fact that you think Sly is only a half inch taller than Cruise is laughable. Cruise is a minimum 2 inches shorter. I base that on the fact that I've seen Cruise is monster shoes and he barely reaches 5'11" in them. Sly looks to be reaching over 6'1" in shoes all the time.

Remember Sly in elevator shoes next to 6'1.5" David Letterman? Sly was barely shorter. Remember Cruise in elevator shoes next to 5'11" Jay Leno? Shorter than Jay by atleast the same amount.

Once again Sly is 2-3 inches taller than Cruise.
Brad said on 15/Jan/09
If I was worth a few hundred million I can assure you I could get custom Chuck Taylors. I wish I was 6' 1". It sucks being tall. I wish I could find a way to be shorter and to stop my boxer dog from farting and snoring. Tellem has to meet Cruise, but 5' 7.5" is close to reality. Stallone has never seen 5' 9" in his life.
Complex said on 14/Jan/09
No offense, but ya'll are clinically insane if ya'll think it's a stretch that celebs can get 3 inches from shoes. Shoe lift sites advertise even more than that. Even shox give like 1.5 inches and that's w/o lifts and timberlands give a decent amount of height as well, so elevators are so much more. I slipped on a pair of elevators once that a friend of mine had and they gave a solid 3 inches of height and were solely undetectable...and that's w/o lifts. So to answer Parker's question yes I seriously believe that Cruise is getting 3 inches in his lift pics, why not, he's called short 24/7 and criticized so he uses this so he won't get picked on. Heck if ppl all over the world started criticizing me for being fat I would either lose some weight or wear something to make me look thin and thinner clothes to hide it. Kind of what cruise does.

But Parker in the one of Cruise and her stnding straight up by that statue he still looks 1.5 to 2 inches shorter if you subtracted his hair and she stood straight up. Plus has anyone looked at his heels in those, they are ginormous. I don't know what the ppl that think Cruise ever looks 5'10 is smoking but I don't see it, even in those HUGE, repeat HUGE shoes that he's wearing in the kidman pics he looks between 5'8, 5'9 max. 5'7 tops barefoot, even in the barefoot pic of him and katie he looked 1.5-2 inches shorter and alot say she's more 5'8-5'8.5, plus he was measured at 5'6.75 according to several sources, 5'8 is a HUGE stretch for him barefoot! Trust me on this one!
Rusty said on 14/Jan/09
Tom Cruise has always looked more like a 5'9" guy to me, he must be wearing lifts then if his real height is only 5'7"
runt said on 14/Jan/09
Thinking about Parker's last pic with Tom+lifts against Nicole+nothing soles, I imagine several scenarios...

1) They both have the same amount of time out of bed and Tom really reaches Nicole's barefoot height when he's in those lifts; which means he could look TALLER than her if they had shot the photo with Tom at max height. Since most people lose .7" we can assume as much as a 1.4" swing between the two.
2) The picture is rigged (intentionally or not) because Nicole is near minumum height and Tom is near maximum and he's benefiting from the max 1.4" swing or less.
3) Nicole is the one benefiting from a time of day advantage. This would make Tom even taller than he looks in that photo.
Parker said on 14/Jan/09
Tellem - If you read my post I was going off the heights listed on this site. Stiller is listed at 5.6.5 (You say 5'6),Hoffman is listed at 5'5.5 (You say 5'5 tops) If you think Tom is 5'7,we'll agree to disagree. I think he's 5'8 at midday.Not seen any shred of evidence to refute it.Here's Stiller with Michael J Fox-
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Looks around 4 inches taller than Michael, so I think 5'6 for Stiller could be a tad low - If he is 5'6, Cruise looks at least 1.5 inches taller which still puts Tom at 5'7.5 MIN. Here's Michael with his wife standing approx 3 inches taller in whatever footwear she has on-
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Here's Tom looking 3 inches taller than Michael's wife from the same night
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Consistent - Tom 2 inches taller than Stiller,1.5 minimum. Sorry, He's 5'8.
Metric said on 14/Jan/09
5'9" for Cruise is just deluded. Compare him to legit 5'9" Martin Sheen. Nuff said.
TELLEM said on 14/Jan/09
1st of all parker if 5'10 brad pitt can pull off looking nearly the same height as eric bana in some show (i think trl) why can't tom cruise stick 3 inches in his shoes? 2nd of all, stiller is 5'6 not 5'6.5 and hoffman is 5'5 and could be under that nowadays...2nd of all..if he was really 5'8, why was he 2 inches shorter than 5'9 ed harris in the firm, why was he MORE THAN 2 INCHES shorter than paul newman in "the color of money" (cruise's foot wear was also suspicious. the most he had on dustin hoffman in rain man was 2.5 is 5'7.5 max morning height.
the shredder said on 14/Jan/09
Thanks Parker , Same reasons why I don't see a flat 5'7 for him , I can see him being as tall as 5'8.5 , he is most likely 5'7.75 to 5'8.25 , he is closer to that then 5'7 flat or full 5'9 !
runt said on 14/Jan/09
Anonymous says on 13/Jan/09
"I don't know...Cruise looked unusually tall on the Golden Globes. Maybe it's camera trickery but to me he looked well over 5'9". In general Tom appears taller than 10 years ago with much less suspicious footwear...Strange...very strange."

I guess lift and shoe technology has become much more advanced in the last 10 years :D
runt said on 14/Jan/09
Complex says on 12/Jan/09
"...I mean he's prolly 5'7 but that wouldn't suprise me, outside this height ppl argue as low as 5'3 for Cruise and most say he's prolly a flat 5'5, even on official listings he gets a whopping 5'7 and alot of height listings are generous giving things like 6'1 Pitt and 6'0 Clooney, so I say 5'7 for Cruise, not over!"

I did read your whole post and when I responded "you do realize 5'3" to 5'5" is absolute rubbish" I meant exactly that. I was pointing out that those heights shouldn't be given any credence. Even though you said he's prolly 5'7" you seemed to give credence to those much lower estimates. At the end You suggested that the 5'7" listing might be the same as the 6'1" listings for Pitt. BTW Cruise took some pics with Kidman in heels and those are the ones I was referring to.
ACG said on 14/Jan/09
Complex says on 12/Jan/09
Acg this is just a question not meant offensive, but how can you ppl tell that celebs have no lifts? Do ya'll know what lifts are...lifts are designed to be HIDDEN and are placed INSIDE the shoe, so the only way we could ever say for sure that a celeb has no lifts is to make them take off their shoes and check inside their shoes, that's the only way, just guessing and saying "oh he had no lifts and looked 5'10" that makes no sense at all. Again I say I have a friend that puts lifts in even converse and no one ever notices. 5'7 tops for Cruise barefoot, 5'9 in lifts.

I'm simply going by what glenn said- ask him. But glenn has had loads of experience studying these celebs and seen every type of footwear on them imaginable- and then some. So if glenn ventures as far as to say that Tom looked 5'9" once without lifts, then I'm completely behind him on that.

Good chance he is not 5'9 and the sighting was a result of uneven pavement, etc... but there is no way on earth a "5'7 tops" guy could look 5'9" sans height enhancing footwear.

I think Parker hit the nail on the head with his last post.
Parker said on 14/Jan/09
ok - Lets imagine a flat 5'7 for Cruise, and remind ourselves, using the heights listed on this site, what Stiller and Hoffman look like pictured together.
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5'5.5 for Hoffman, and 5'6.5 for Stiller.
Now look at Cruise and Stiller.
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Looks to be 1.5 to 2 inches height difference. 'Lifts' comes the cry. Well Stiller could be in lifts, but we can't have that. Only Cruise wears lifts. So if Stiller is 5'8 in shoes in the pics, Cruise is 5'10 in shoes. That's a 3 inch lift EVERY time Cruise is pictured with Stiller.
Here's Cruise with 5'7 Michael Penna
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Penna's footwear looks suspicious but it can't be, only Cruise wears lifts, so again looking 5'10 (IF Penna is 5'7) = So Cruise again is getting 3 inches from his shoes - Does ANYONE seriously believe it?
Finally here he is with 5'11 Nicole Kidman
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Yes, in this picture he IS wearing lifts - but to look like that against Kidman he'd have to be getting 4 inches from a flat 5'7.

In summary, I've not seen 1 pic or a shred of evidence over 'hearsay and conjecture' that shows he can be anything less than 5'7.5.
When I first visited this site about 3 years ago, I believed Cruise was 5'7 tops. Rob had him listed at 171. Like me, he's seen enough evidence, and heard from Glenn that he's nothing under 5'7, and more likely nearer to 5'8. Facts are he's closer to 5'9 than 5'6. Robs upped him to 172. I personally still think he has him a cm too low.

For some reason the press and numerous people WANT him to be less than 5'7. I've seen ridiculous press as low as 5'4 here
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People want him to be short. Sorry, he's not. He's a tad below average.
Tim said on 14/Jan/09
Why does Tom Cruise just stop the speculation about his height and just tell people how tall he really is. He has no reason to be insecure seeing he chooses he that releases a worldwide blockbuster every year, makes millions of dollars, has a hot wife and beautiful kid. he can **** on 99 percent on the human population, he is living proof you dont have to be over 6 foot be a successful hollywood actor in the world today
Complex said on 14/Jan/09
runt..pause a second, reread my post that you commented on, then realize that I never said he's 5'3-5'5. I know he's not that low, but if you go to other height forums, there are ppl that argue he's those heights barefoot. If you woulda read my whole post you woulda seen that I gave him 5'7 not over, I never said "Cruise is 5'3" or "Cruise is 5'5", in that scenario it seems you read what you wanted to read. I think the absolute lowest for Cruise is 5'6 and the absolute highest is 5'7.5, he's somewhere in between barefoot evening height. and I could buy 5'8.5 for sly but personally I think he may be 5'8. 5'11 for sly is hysterical. At best Sly is 5'9.

But runt in the pics of cruise and nichole she's in flats and he's in MONSTERISHLY HUGE ELEVATORS and he's still an inch shorter. 5'7 maximum for cruise, sorry you guys are having a hard time accepting it but that's what it is.
Anonymous said on 13/Jan/09
Brad doesn't realize that lifts in regular shoes will look weird. Try it out Brad. Try to put 2.3 inches in your shoes and look how weird them shoes look...It's easy. Just try.
Anonymous said on 13/Jan/09
I don't know...Cruise looked unusually tall on the Golden Globes. Maybe it's camera trickery but to me he looked well over 5'9". In general Tom appears taller than 10 years ago with much less suspicious footwear...Strange...very strange.
RisingForce said on 13/Jan/09
Leung says on 12/Jan/09
Tom Cruise taller than Seacrest at the Golden Globes is exactly what I expected.
That clarifies that Seacrest
RisingForce said on 13/Jan/09
I agree shredder.

Cruise ended up nearly Jay Leno's height recently and a few years ago Sly ended up nearly Letterman's height. That does back up Cruise at a minimum 5'7.5" and Sly at a minimum 5'10". I think each are about half an inch taller though.
the shredder said on 13/Jan/09
Sly is NOT a mystery to me , He is NOTHING but 5'10-ish !
runt said on 13/Jan/09
I have difficulty with a solid 5-8 for Tom and a struggling 5-11 for Sly. I think in both cases these actors might be willing to 'prove' their height because the consensus is that they are quite shorter than these marks. Similar to the stunt that Mel Gibson pulled when he took his shoes off on that show, I think Sly at a struggling 5-11 with military posture + 10 hours of sleep should be able to take his shoes off on Jay Leno.
RisingForce said on 12/Jan/09
Brad, you're pathetic when it comes to Sly. You'll say anything to downgrade him to your RIDICULOUS 5'8.5" estimate. When Sly wants more height it's pretty obvious(look at those black boots in the Rocky movies or his Demolition Man boots). I'd bet my life there were no lifts in those Converse shoes, there was nothing weird looking about them.
Leung said on 12/Jan/09
Tom Cruise taller than Seacrest at the Golden Globes is exactly what I expected.
That clarifies that Seacrest
Brad said on 12/Jan/09
Everybody owns Seacrest, he's like short. Lifts in Converse? Sly did that in Rocky '76. He had to, he's 5' 8.5".
runt said on 12/Jan/09
Complex, you do realize that 5'3" to 5'5" is complete and absolute rubbish? Have you seen 5'3" ppl in pics with Nicole Kidman in her heels??? I guess not. In the past, I've posted Naomi Watts in heels against Nicole Kidman in heels. A 5'3" to 5'5" Cruise in lifts WOULD resemble 5-4ish Naomi Watts in heels. Trust me, Naomi/Nicole pics are not even in the ballpark of Tom/Nicole pics no matter what heels she's wearing.
Complex said on 12/Jan/09
Acg this is just a question not meant offensive, but how can you ppl tell that celebs have no lifts? Do ya'll know what lifts are...lifts are designed to be HIDDEN and are placed INSIDE the shoe, so the only way we could ever say for sure that a celeb has no lifts is to make them take off their shoes and check inside their shoes, that's the only way, just guessing and saying "oh he had no lifts and looked 5'10" that makes no sense at all. Again I say I have a friend that puts lifts in even converse and no one ever notices. 5'7 tops for Cruise barefoot, 5'9 in lifts.
the shredder said on 12/Jan/09
I think Tom is taller then Ryan ... I think Ryan is 5'7.25 -5'7.75 , and Tom 5'7.75 - 5'8.25 ! ... I think Tom has GOT to be what Rob list him as ! I rule out him being as short as 5'7 , 5'6 is the same or worst as saying 5'10 , 5'9 seems just a tad too much , 5'8.5 is possible but tops , 5'8 or a tad taller is very possible , 5'7.75 is a good guess !

I don't see how people would go ape sh!+ for him being taller then 5'7 ! Atleast Rob is close with his barefoot guess !
Big T said on 12/Jan/09
At the Golden Globes, Cruise had an inch over Ryan Seacrest, who himself had an inch over Ricky Gervais, who is 5'7 1/2" on this to say Tom's "public appearance" height is a strong 5'9" at the moment
jojo said on 12/Jan/09
While some people keep trying to bash him because of his height or religion. He's one of the most powerful celebrities in the industry , has a lot of money, fame, looks, and has worked with some of the most acclaimed directors and actors of the world. Yeah he must be losing sleep about his height.
ACG said on 12/Jan/09
But yeah, 5'8ish is the safest bet...
ACG said on 12/Jan/09
Everything Parker says is true, except I actually think 5'9 for Tom is a possibility. Glenn has seen Tom at this height WITHOUT any lifts, so he could be it.

I'll buy 5'9 any day before all this "5'7 tops" BS.
Complex said on 12/Jan/09
5'7 is the most I would give, maybe out of bed he's 5'7.5 at very best with a ton of sleep. If he were a legit 5'8 as some claim then he could get away with 5'9 and trust me, no wway could he ever get away with 5'9, ignorance I guess with ppl saying 5'8 or above for Cruise. I've heard from more than one source that he was measured at 5'6 3/4 and a flat 5'6 evening height wouldn't suprise me, I mean he's prolly 5'7 but that wouldn't suprise me, outside this height ppl argue as low as 5'3 for Cruise and most say he's prolly a flat 5'5, even on official listings he gets a whopping 5'7 and alot of height listings are generous giving things like 6'1 Pitt and 6'0 Clooney, so I say 5'7 for Cruise, not over!
Leung said on 11/Jan/09
James says on 11/Jan/09
I don't think anyone in a million years would belive he is actually a 5ft9er because most people outside of this website think he is 5ft6 or 5ft7.

His ego is 5
Leung said on 11/Jan/09
Cruise is taller than Seacrest.
Cruise is 5
Parker said on 11/Jan/09
Disagree Tom.On This site I think the majority think he's between 5'7 and 5'8. Me,Glenn,Brad,Shredder,James,Rising,ACG,Donatello,Lemon,Leonari. That's because we've seen the evidence. Most people outside this site (and a few on it) listen to rumours and myths and believe what they read in the press.
g said on 11/Jan/09
I agree with you TOM, for me he looks like a 5'7.5 morning max in a very good day, and they are puting him almost in 5'8 and even saying that is more probable for him to be 5'9 than 5'7 come on!! BTW I've seen publicity of tom cruise on this site I think that is one of the things that makes me believe that they are protecting tom.
the shredder said on 11/Jan/09
Rob , who do you think can be taller ? Cruise or Ryan Seacrest ?

[Editor Rob: I don't think either would be taller, well noticeably like 0.75 inch.]
juniordunlop said on 10/Jan/09
"Junior's 5' 5.5" sighting is ridiculous. He's almost as tall as Katie in that barefoot boat shot and she's a tall gal. He said "spot-on" which is a Brit expression not SoCal."

So what if "spot-on" is a Brit expression? I can guarantee you I am from SoCal (if your real computer savy check my IP). Everyone here can debate all they want. Just wanted to give some insight from some personal experience. What seems to be lacking in this discussion is the simple fact that Tom is as short as the shortest you've seen him. He can only "lift" not "shrink" and I've seen him at around the 5'5.5" - 5'6" range. Certainly no taller. If anything he can only be shorter, just because he wasn't barefoot. Wishing hard enough won't help change his height.
TELLEM said on 10/Jan/09
in "the color of money" he looked 2, maybe sometimes 3 inches shorter than an aging 5'10 paul newman (if he still was 5'10) cruise is 5'7, 5'7.5 MAX...that is all
glenn said on 10/Jan/09
thats true james,but i think he has claimed that.he is at least been listed as that.even more bizzare,i think read it out of his mouth.
Jasmine said on 10/Jan/09
He look shorter than girls in many of his movies and Why Tom cruise is on the top list of most hated celebrities?
Brad said on 10/Jan/09
I don't think Cruise would go near a height question.
Parker said on 10/Jan/09
Complex - Here is a post I posted on 13th October, which somehow ended up on the Stller page

Parker says on 13/Oct/08
Clearly 1.5-2 inches taller than Ben Stiller, but 2-3 inches shorter than Beckham
Cruise Under 5'7 - no chance
5'7 Evening height - possible
5'7.5 Evening height -probable
5'8 Evening height - possible
5'9 - No chance

I'm sure you've seen this video
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And this pic when he was in converse
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He's clearly got a min 1.5 inches on Stiller and at least 2.5 on Hoffman
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Every pic and film I've seen confirms this difference, so if you have Tom 5'7 tops, then we have Stiller 5'5.5 Tops and Hoffman 5'4.5 tops. Do you really believe that? I'll accept and debate 5'7, but surely that's the lowest height he could possibly be.
Vibram said on 10/Jan/09
When people see any 5ft7-5ft9 north european-looking white guy with black hair, white skin and light eyes they think of Tom Cruise. It's quite a rare colour combination, and to extent pred. refined to British, Welsh and Irish folk. Because Cruise is short, they think must think the 5ft9 guy with similar features as short, too, at least it must enter their head, even though 5ft9 isn't really short but beacuse of the Cruise physical similarities they're brainwashed into paring the physical features of regular guys they meet daily to stars on the screen. College girls go crazy over lookalikes don't they? I recall back to 1993 there was this guy in my school class that looked like Mark Owen from boy band 'Take That' and girls were screaming over him.
glenn said on 10/Jan/09
cruise is around 5-8.
The Game said on 10/Jan/09
I say he's 5'7" no more. All 3 of his wives have been taller than him with Mimi Rogers at around 5'8" to 5'8.5" being the shortest.
Complex said on 9/Jan/09
I just can't see that Parker, maybe if by dress shoes you mean lifts. But I highly doubt in the evening he can wear casual dress shoes and hit 5'9, if so, then he'd be close to 5'9 out of bed, which is impossible. 5'7 tops for Cruise, tops! He could never pass for a strong or weak 5'9...he can't even pass for a weak 5'8 in my book! I think he got so much flack about being smaller than average that he figured if he claimed 5'9 that it would get some of the ppl off his back. If he were 5'9 then the rest of the 5'9 guys in the industry should be getting just as much flack about their height as Tom, yet they arent...makes me suspicious of mr. cruise!
ACG said on 9/Jan/09
Tom is wise to claim 5'9, even if he may not be....there's no debating that he can easily look it, contrary to what some people want to believe.
Brad said on 9/Jan/09
Junior's 5' 5.5" sighting is ridiculous. He's almost as tall as Katie in that barefoot boat shot and she's a tall gal. He said "spot-on" which is a Brit expression not SoCal.
Donatello said on 9/Jan/09
Vibram says on 9/Jan/09
He gives 5ft9 guys bad vibes by claiming it throughout his carrer

5'9" is way more believable then 5'6" for cruise, Complex he does use lifts to look "average". I couldn't pull that off with 2.5 inch lifts and I'm close to 5'7". So just stop with your 5'6" nonsense, if anybody should I know it would be the person who is actually 5'6". Plus look at him next to hoffman or stiller, even if hoffman is 5'4" and stiller is 5'5" that still puts cruise at strong 5'7".
Parker said on 9/Jan/09
James says on 9/Jan/09
In Cocktail he looked short next to his characters - best friends girlfriend. Its the scene where she is trying to seduce him in her apartment.

Watch it again James. That girl is Kelly Lynch,listed 5'9 here. Yes she looked taller than Cruise in her heels, but when she takes her shoes off she is shorter.
Vibram said on 9/Jan/09
He gives 5ft9 guys bad vibes by claiming it throughout his carrer.
glenn said on 9/Jan/09
i forgot about that james! yes,and i did in the flatest sneakers for at least a split the actual photo i looked 5-8ish,5-9.i saw something similar 3 weeks ago with viggo mortensen.5-8 guys looking 5-10 next to him from a weird angle.not video either.they were doing photos with.
glenn said on 9/Jan/09
i dont think its the smartest idea shredder,as he is aware of the controversy of his the right situation ill think about asking him.
juniordunlop said on 8/Jan/09
Sorry Rob, don't drink while on the job. Just stating a fact. After about 4 or 5 hours it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure something like this out. Shoes can do wonders for man height (and must for him at times). At this reception he obviously wasn't "lifting" and my stated height ranges are certainly spot on.
Parker said on 8/Jan/09
Complex - He probably claimed 5'9 because that's what he is in dress shoes in the evening.
leonari said on 8/Jan/09
Glenn: You would look flat out a 5'10 guy in lifts. Nobody would doubt it. But sure you would get the same controversy as most 5'10" guys get...
Complex said on 8/Jan/09
I've seen Cruise argued as low as 5'3 to as high as 5'9, i've heard 5'6 a countless number of times, 5'7 tops i'd say. He's got the Pitt affect going on except instead of using lifts to look "tall" as pitt does, cruise uses lifts to look "average". I have no earthly idea why Cruise claimed 5'9, there's just no way that's even possible.
the shredder said on 8/Jan/09
Glenn , I think it would be cool to ask Tom his height the next you see him ! ... Be like " HEY TOM ! 5'8 or 5'9 ! " or hey tom are you 5'8 or so , or just flat out ask him what his height is !
Lemon said on 8/Jan/09
Sorry, the second link is: Click Here
glenn said on 8/Jan/09
i agree guys,thank you.that i can pull of looking 5-9 or so,sometimes.thats why i dont understand the 5-6 to 5-7 snide remarks.tom has funny arms and legs.i wonder how i would pull off looking in lifts?
the shredder said on 8/Jan/09
Rob , how come my post are not showing ? ... I posted on the Sly page and Avery !

[Editor Rob: I hadn't got around to looking at them yet to give you a response because they included links.]
Lemon said on 8/Jan/09
juniordunlop, no way Cruise is 5'5.5", look at him next to 5'6" Ben Stiller: Click Here; or next to 5'5.5" or 5'6" Bono: Click Here
Cruise is 5'7.5" minimum. 5'7.75" more probable.
Brad said on 8/Jan/09
Yes Junior, you had too many of those drinks that the reception was to serve. He's 5' 8" or juss a wee shy of it.
Kristian said on 8/Jan/09
Its true tom does have a weird body i first noticed it in Jerry Maguire when hes walking in the airport...he is pretty stocky though that is the only reason why i think he cops a bit of flak...

but you should seriously hear the comedians down in australia who dead set think hes 5 foot 4 what a joke, its true they are jealous ****s but what can you expect when you join a group such as will get flak about anything
leonari said on 8/Jan/09
Hell yeah you look in proportion Glenn. Thats why you can look taller than you really are in certain pics. Cruise can't.
TELLEM said on 7/Jan/09
rob, whatever you do don't up this man's height...please...keep him in the 5'7 range
juniordunlop said on 7/Jan/09
I worked his wedding reception to Nicole Kidman (which was quite a bit after their actual wedding) and stood by him all night. This event took place at the Long Beach museum for aviation (not exactly sure if that is the exact name, but it is an airplane museum in Long Beach). At the very tallest he "could" be 5'6", but I would put my money on 5' 5.5". No way is he 5'7" unless he wears shoe implants that work the opposite of lifts. By the way, a very nice guy. Introuced himself to me as Tom, as if I didn't know.
Brent said on 7/Jan/09
I agree with complex cruise is a 5'7 guy.
ACG said on 7/Jan/09
yeah, glenn can look a legit 5'9 to 5'10 in some pics. and that's not counting the pics where he's next to celebs who either claim or are listed elsewhere way higher than they actually are!

proportion-wise? yeah, cruise has the build of an unusually short man- which he is not. but his unflattering build and the fact that he is still just a tad under average height make him a prime target for short jokes or misconceptions. of course this is all combined with someone who has starred in big budget action movies playing the hero- who people would expect to be 6'2- but then they meet him in person and.....

i can almost bet my life that if Tom were a solid 5'10 he'd still get almost an equal amount of flak for being "short"- just look at Stallone; hell, look at Schwarzenegger!!! Arnie actually was a legit 6'2, maybe not anymore, but he still gets a crapload of short sightings and rumors- some allegedly even dating back to when he WAS his peak height!!

glenn- though Tom may actually be taller than you(if he's 5'9, which is possible), you give a much taller impression due to your proportions- as leonari said, Cruise looks a bit weird for someone as "tall" as he is, but you look fine. i wouldn't go as far as to call Tom an abnormality, but i've seen people around his size that are way lankier, therefore giving a taller impression than he ever could hope to.

let me put it this way- it's a heck of a lot easier for me to see Brad Pitt as a sex icon, raw height aside.
frankys said on 7/Jan/09
leonari: look at the pics and make up your own my humble opinion cruise is 172 cm with shoes on (no lifts though)..
James: than berlusconi is 170 cm with footwear... comparing with cruise they have the same gap with veltroni..which prolly means that cruise is 172 cm with shoes on
glenn said on 7/Jan/09
i know that leonari.i meant do i look in proportion in general? especially compared to him?
glenn said on 7/Jan/09
you never ever had a myspace account leonari? thats odd.i couldve sworn you had one 2 years ago.
Vibram said on 7/Jan/09
I don't think Cruise has a small upper body: type 'Cruise, Magnolia' into google images and he looks big-chested / broad. Itr's odd cause he looked small / sparrow-like with thta grey shirt pic with Kidman posted a few days ago, like a jockey he looked. I think Charles Brosnon was 5ft8 at best - a similar height to Cruise - but never got the short mans flack, ever from the media like Tom does. Bronson pulled off the 5ft10 look, something Tom can't quite do without camera trickery and hideous boots, though. Is it because Bronson has somewhat normal-looking leg length and straight shoulders, where as Tom has short legs and sloped/compact shoulders?
Complex said on 6/Jan/09
I think a flat 5'7 is more possible than legit 5'8 for cruise...
John P said on 6/Jan/09
Glen i will admit you have good proportions-wide shoulders, decent build. You give the illusion of a 5-10 guy.
leonari said on 6/Jan/09
Frankys: So whats up with the Veltroni pics? Explain. Just posting pics is not self explanatory, you know!
Lemon said on 6/Jan/09
James, as I said before Veltroni is 5'11.5", 6'0" tops.
leonari said on 6/Jan/09
Glenn: I don't have a myspace account so I doubt you have seen a pic of me sitting...
leonari said on 6/Jan/09
Glenn: I meant like myself you have wide shoulders. Normal built. Tom has weird body proportions not you man!
the shredder said on 6/Jan/09
Ok guys , he might not be legit 5'8 , but it is not impossible ! ... it is more possible then 5'9 or 5'7 flat ! ... Now that I think about , If got he measured 5'9 in shoes then 5'7.75 would be accurate !

The guy clearly is NOT 5'6 to 5'7 ! Im 5'6 to 5'7 , And I'd bet Cruise is taller ! ... Cruise is atleast a little taller then 5'7 , 171cm realisticly !
Lemon said on 6/Jan/09
frankys, Berlusconi always wears lifts, so it's better to look at him as a 5'7" guy.
glenn said on 6/Jan/09
what about my proportions leonari? shoulders? normal? you can be honest.not that i expect you to say anything unsual proportions can look weird.i feel im perfect in that sense.i never saw a pic of you standing.i think i saw a myspace pic of you sitting.
leonari said on 5/Jan/09
I agree with Glenn. There are uglier shoes out there. But Cruise packed serious lifts in there. Trust me. Thats why he needs the 1.5 sizes bigger than what he would need when buying regular shoes without wanting to put lifts in 'em. But recently he is not pulling those out of the closet. His shoes look way more decent these days.
And yes he has a very weird body shape. His shoulders are extremely narrow. I'm his height (give or take half an inch) and my shoulders are much wider. Glenns as well btw.
leonari said on 5/Jan/09
Here we go again another of my posts disappeared. Steve Edwards: We are intelligent animals. Nothing more nothing less. In the animal world it's also the big alpha male that is the leader of the hurdle the one one females are after. It's all about prize-ability . Thats why it doesn't matter if very famous actor or Rock stars are ugly and/or really short or filthy rich billionaires for that matter. We are primitive beings with a developed brain if that makes any sense. Well actually it's as contradictory as the human race as a whole...
Complex said on 5/Jan/09
Man if we're gonna give Cruise a legit 5'8 why don't we just go ahead and upgrade him to 6'0, lol! It seems he was listed 5'6 way back in the day, then 5'7 for the longest, now he's toying around with 5'8, what next...5'9, 5'10, 6'0 6'3 Cruise?? I mean unless this guy is still growing, he's 5'7 tops!
DEPP said on 5/Jan/09
the dont even seem that big too me. Just normalish shoes that acuall dont look bad at all. I think jus the mention that shoes ma have lifts make some people automaicall label them "hideous". lol
frankys said on 5/Jan/09
italian politician Veltroni next to 1.65 cm Berlusconi
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glenn said on 5/Jan/09
downeys gray sneakers and slys munsters take the cake for me.i dont have a problem with cruises shoes.too long,too big.but i like the style if they were normal size.its the big size thats make them ugly.not the style to me.
RisingForce said on 5/Jan/09
Glenn, I think the thickness and size of the shoes makes them ugly. If they were smaller then they wouldn't be ugly in my opinion but the size makes the difference. Sly's Rocky Balboa premiere shoes were hideous but I like some of the cowboy boots he wore in the 70's and 80's that weren't thick but had a big heel. Downey's shoes themselves aren't that bad which is the problem considering the fact that he trys to put 2 inch lifts in them. Downey's problem is that he has no idea how to hide lifts. Vin Diesel probably has some of the ugliest boots. Way too thick and chunky. Sometimes his boots like fine though.

Now that I think of it, Cruise has much worse shoes than he wore in the picture I just posted.

I honestly think these shoes are truly hideous. I don't understand why anyone would wear them.
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Maybe I'm missing something but those really seem ugly to me.

I've seen Brad Pitt and Sly wear these. They aren't as bad but they give a lot of height. These actually don't look too bad, it's just obvious why he wears them.
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If he wants 2.5 or 3 inches then he should just wear those and not what he wore in the first 2 pictures. Tom really can pass for 5-10 or close to it in certain shoes.

Honestly though when I want more height, I wear cowboy boots. I like the way those look and they give 2 inches even without lifts.
leonari said on 5/Jan/09
Steve Edwards: Cause we are still and will remain a primitive being no matter what scientific or technological advancements we make But I think like you. It would be a much nicer place...
Steve Edwards said on 5/Jan/09
Why can't we just live in a society where height and race are considered irrelevant?
Vibram said on 5/Jan/09
Seth says on 3/Jan/09
i think everyone thinks he's short is because he is a small man, not just in height, but in actual size

Indeedio. He has sloped shoulders, a long neck, a short back/spine with shortish legs as well. This makes guys below 5'10 look small IMO.
Kristian said on 5/Jan/09
Im amazed that this guy gets such a hard time for being short, when others like ben stiller are always overlooked when it comes to such things despite being much shorter....

im almost 5 foot 9 (perhaps even on it) in the morning and come down to just a tad over 5 foot 8 at night except i never look or feel as short as tom does put him at 5 foot7.5
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leonari says on 4/Jan/09
You have him perfect,don't give him 173.Please

I second that. His current listing is correct.
glenn said on 4/Jan/09
i think those are nice shoes.just too big.ugliest? thats exaggerating.that goes to sly and downey.
Lemon said on 4/Jan/09
Yes, Parker, Veltroni is 5'11.5", 6'0" max (here he is with 5'7" Silvio Berlusconi: Click Here). Redford is 5'9.5" minimum. Glenn saw him at 5'10".
Anyway, I guess a weak 5'8" for Tom.
RisingForce said on 4/Jan/09
When Cruise was being marketed as an action hero around the time of MI2 he wore some of the thickest, ugliest shoes I've seen a celebrity wear.
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In them he does look every bit as tall as 5-9.5, 5-10 Cuba Gooding Jr. though and Cruise is slouching. That means at worst he's a weak 5-8.
Parker said on 4/Jan/09
Here's Lemon's pic from a different angle - Redford looking like 5'10 to me.

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Parker said on 4/Jan/09
Good pic Lemon. Looks about 3 inches shorter than the politician 5'11.5 (182) you say? Puts Cruise at 5'8.
Lemon said on 4/Jan/09
To me 5'8" sounds a little high for Tom. Here he is with Redford and the italian politician Walter Veltroni (saw him recently, he is a legit 182 cm.): Click Here
5'7.5" or 5'7.75" is perfect for Mr. Cruise.
Parker said on 4/Jan/09
I'm with you shredder, I too think he's 173,(legit 5'8) but definately no more than that, but Robs listing of 172 is only a cm off, so perhaps you could argue he could be 172 at night after carrying a sack of potatoes around on his back for 14 hrs.

Complex - good pic but unfortunately, without seeing their feet its impossible to make an accurate height estimate.

In my opinion Cruise is a legit 5'8, but his wife's footwear can make a big difference to any pic together.

I think Katie is as listed here (5'9)and Cruise can get to 5'9, 5'9.5 in standard footwear,dress shoes as here with his wife in mm footwear-
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Now,equip Katie with her favourite 3 inchers..
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Put her together in a pic with Tom in a pair of his flatter shoes...
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And abracadabra, he stands 5'9 and she 6 foot.

Put them in a group pic on the same night with 5'6 Marc Anthony and J Lo..
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Still looking 5'9.

Put Tom in Converse and Katie in marginally shy of 3 inchers,
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Tom maybe standing at 5'8.5/5'8.75

Now roll the years back and get him into Stallone lifts against his ex 5'11 wife
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He's standing close to 5'11. If he's 5'6, he's getting 5 inches from his shoes, If he's 5'7, 4 inches, 5'8 2.5/3 inches. Before you decide how much his shoes are giving him, bare in mind I once had these shoes

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They give you 3 inches from barefoot.
the shredder said on 4/Jan/09
Rob , in your opinion you don't see taller then 172 cm ? ... I know you don't see 170cm , which I agree with !
the shredder said on 4/Jan/09
Rob , CHECK this out PLEASE !!! ... I find this pic of Cruise and Downey , jr 's footware , and they are both in FLAT shoes ! ...

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Now look at this pic ... they both look like legit strong 173cm !

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Downey , jr is a legit 173cm imo , I don't care who disagrees , Cruise imo is 173cm !

[Editor Rob: if I remember from looking at those photos Cruise was wearing all white converse, matthew had a 1-inch nike.]
the shredder said on 4/Jan/09
Yes Rob , I think it is the most accurate an estimate , 5'9 is too high , 5'7 is too low !
leonari said on 4/Jan/09
You have him perfect,don't give him 173.Please
the shredder said on 4/Jan/09
Rob , what stops you from giving him 173cm ?

[Editor Rob: nothing, but is it more accurate an estimate, a legit 5ft 8?]
king kong bundy said on 4/Jan/09
morning 5-8, by night brushing 5-7 @ ~5-7.25
sam said on 4/Jan/09
he's got a complex because everyone in hollywood wants him to be 6 foot so they're jelous that a man of average stature physically has achieved extraordinary stature professionally/artistically.
sam said on 4/Jan/09
looks like a solid 5'8
Complex said on 4/Jan/09
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Tom Cruise & 5'7 Michelle Monaghan (who's also commented that her & Cruise were the same height)

Granted she's likely wearing heels in this pic....but he likely is too ;)
RisingForce said on 3/Jan/09
Tom looks an easy 5-8 barefoot with Katie. Her sandals give her a quarter or half an inch.

Great pictures Parker. I think he's 5-8. I also think there's a better chance that he's 5-9 as he claims over the 5-6.75 figure you hear.

He's really not that short. Rob has him listed well.
Seth said on 3/Jan/09
i think everyone thinks he's short is because he is a small man, not just in height, but in actual size
Parker said on 3/Jan/09
You know the more pics of Tom I see with Katie minus her obligatory 3 inch heels the more I realise there isn't that much between them. Less than an inch in my opinion
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the shredder said on 3/Jan/09
Tom is pretty much a 172cm - 173cm guy , not legit 5'9 ... not flat 5'7 !
Vibram said on 3/Jan/09
He did look 5'8" - 5'9" and an average height man in "Risky Business" (1983). Didn't look small at all but was a slimmer framed man compared with today. Go's to show 5'7" men can look average before they become stockier, thus shorter-looking with age.
Donatello said on 2/Jan/09
I really have a hard time buying anything less then 5'7" 1/2 for Tom. Complex quit trolling around these forums with your 5'6" claims. 5'6" isn't possible for cruise, I would buy 5'10" before 5'6" for cruise.
RICHARD said on 2/Jan/09
How tall is Tom's mother ?????

I've read his dad was 6'0 so Tom took after his mom
Lego said on 2/Jan/09
nice tom image below, looks 172-173cm there but if he was swimming then maybe his spine was tretched, besides it's morning or something.

171-172cm is more like it for tom.
james2 said on 2/Jan/09
RisingForce looking at that picture he looks around about 5'8.
glenn said on 2/Jan/09
i guess it looks that way tom,but cruise is most likely 5-8. 5-7 is also possible.
RisingForce said on 2/Jan/09
Here is a better picture of Tom barefoot.
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He's 5-8 or 5-7.5 at worst. Rob has him listed perfectly.
the shredder said on 2/Jan/09
Parker , I find it hard to see how people can even see as low as 5'7 flat ! ... That guy Michael Pena looks 170cm and so does JJ Abrams looks 170cm also , and actually JJ Abrams next to 5'4-5'5 women in heels is exactly how my grandpa looks next to my 5'4 grandma in heels , and my grandpa is a measured by the army 5'7 guy , and still is ! ... This is why I don't see Tom being just 170cm , because a 5'7 flat guy next to women that height in heels will look at most the womens height , Tom always looks taller !

Rob , this is the reason I can't see him being 170cm ! ... Im not going to demand 5'9 ... I don't think he is that tall , but he has got to be 172cm !

Rob , do you think 172cm is minimum ?
Midget said on 2/Jan/09
I read somewhere that in the mid to late 80's, Tom was listed on a movie's cast list as being 169cm. I think it was around the time he did his first movie,(some fantasy/adventure type flick),but I can't find the article that I saw it mentioned.I still can't see him being any more than 171cm-172cm though at max.
Parker said on 1/Jan/09
Tom with Lions of Lambs cast members
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5'7 listed Micheal Pena(Celebs),5'9.5 listed Robert Redford,6' listed Andrew Garfield(IM-B)

And another, Garfield,Cruise,Redford.
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If anyone still thinks Cruise is under 5'7 - I give up.
Complex said on 1/Jan/09
He looks as low as 5'5 in the pics leonari posted but like he said, the boat is tilted, the 5'6 range could be possible, I think maybe he's 5'7 during the day and 5'6.5 at night, something like that.
Parker said on 1/Jan/09
Cruise with 5'7 listed (Celebs)Michael Pena

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TELLEM said on 1/Jan/09
a while back i posted a picture of a bunch of paramount picture celebs next to each other and charles heston completely towered over tom cruise...hes 5'7...nuff said
anne said on 1/Jan/09
i dnt get it y does every 1 call him short? if he really is 5-6 then he is 3inches taller than me i know i am short any way but compared to tom who is "small" then i maust be a shrimp y dnt they give him a break? if he is that bothered by it then y does he get his leg elongated???
Parker said on 1/Jan/09
Adam - Get an envelope or a ruler and line it up at the top of Cruise's head on the pic. If Heston was 9 inches taller you'd see Heston's full head. You don't. He's more like 7 inches taller than Tom 6'3 -7" = 5'8.

Also, with respect trying to estimate a 5'7/5'8 guy accurately against a 6'3 guy is almost impossible.
adam said on 1/Jan/09
Go to the Charlton Heston -page. There is a pic (put by Gonzalo) where Tom is standing next to Charlton Heston. The 6-3 Heston looks what 8-9 inches taller. So that makes Cruise.... 5-6 to 5-7. And that is pretty much what he is!
Brad said on 1/Jan/09
He's been wearing very big stealth the past year. On Leno he had incredible ones. Sly should find the cobbler. I bet Tom looked at Keri's heels and went: "Oh no".
Glenn said on 18/Oct/06
That would still be lifts anonymous.good question Dmeyer.5-7 and 5-8.I could see being vain is against his religion.
DMEYER said on 17/Oct/06
hey glenn wath the tallest that cruise apear to you and the shortest
anonymous2 said on 17/Oct/06
if he doesn't wear actual lifts he must have his shoes specially made, like Sly ;)
TNTinCA said on 17/Oct/06
You mean Grand Overlord Xenu has forbid the wearing of lifts in public?

Perhaps Tom grew a bit after ridding himself of all the body thetans that were holding him down. LMAO

[Padraig: Xenu is a wise man, not to be underestimated. He threw all of the negative energy lifts into the volcano a while back.]
Glenn said on 16/Oct/06
Padraig isnt nonsense,Scientology is.he may have a point.Prince said to my friends he doesnt pose with them cause of his religion.
leonari said on 16/Oct/06
PAdraig: that comment about no lifts and principles of Scientology is a joke right? Please don't tell me you are serious...cause it is non-sense.
dmeyer said on 16/Oct/06
174 is wath he looks in those pics with glenn
dmeyer said on 16/Oct/06
if tom didnt wear lifts when i met him last week idsay he is 173 pushing 174 but his shoes did look suspicious so more 170 172 range
Franco said on 15/Oct/06
Penelope is 5'3 and tom is 5'7 without shoes. ;)
as for the pix of Dumbdude we donno what is hidden in Tom's shoes :-D
i have absolutely no doubt he use lifts everytime he is out. that's a fact, the size of the lifts though may vary depending on the occasions, if he goes walking with Penelope he might stick the lowest one, in festivals he put the highest.

thank god for websites like Celebheights, i never heard before of Elevetors until i discovered this website. LOL i dont need em though 1.93cm is already too much.

[Padraig: Tom doesn't wear lifts in public. It's against the principles of Scientology.]

TJ said on 15/Oct/06
Well dumbdude, those pics suggest Penelope was up to his eyes, which makes him a good 4.5 inches taller than her. 5'2 is a low estimate for her. Rob has her at 5'4. Even if we say 5'3, that puts Tom at over 5'7. Certainly not the ridiculous 5'4 you have claimed in this thread. Either you have an obsessive need to make every celeb as short as possible, due to your own insecurities, or you are on here making stupid comments for a lark.
Zach said on 14/Oct/06
lol @ george H's picture!
dumbdude said on 14/Oct/06
Yeah Tom is looking real tall next to his 5 2 Vanilla Sky costar/ex girlfriend Penelope Cruz..

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And BTW, Cameron Diaz is actually closer to 5 foot 6. She may even be in the 5 foot 5 range. Camera angles and perspective can make people look taller than they actually are. She only comes close to 5 foot 9 when she's wearing 3 inch heels.

anonymous said on 14/Oct/06
if he's so damn short than why did he look noticebably taller than cameron diaz (5'9) when they were both BAREFOOT in Vanilla Sky? Something just doesn't add up.....
dmeyer said on 12/Oct/06
if you judge celeg within 1 inch i'l say cruise is 5'7.25 to 5'8.25 hanks 5'11.5 to 6'0.5 eckhart 5'10 to 5'11 ..... i dont think we can judge someone exact height some people think i am 5'11.5 some 6 feet and some 6 feet 1
Viper652 said on 12/Oct/06
Franco, Jensen looks no taller than 5-10 1/2 next to other actors. Dont think his build has anything to do with it.
Lmeister said on 12/Oct/06
Franco U are so right. I'm in the same range as Tom heightwise. In somepoint I used to be rather skinny around 140 pounds. Nowadays around 177 pounds I look shorter in the new pics...
George H said on 12/Oct/06
My wife has a favorite forum she visits and this picture was posted on it. We both thought it was hilarious rofl.
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RP said on 12/Oct/06
I'm sorry there's no way that Tom Cruise is 5'7'. look at the proportions of his face when he stands next to someone who most likely isn't wearing lifts. if you look at the -face- you can clearly tell his body his on the small side. his head is like an inch or more smaller than spielberg's, whose 5'7-5'8. that being said, I would say his actual height is 5'5.5-5'6. 5'7'' is an average height for human beings, but i know tom is short.
dmeyer said on 11/Oct/06
for example tom looks taller in person than ben stiller like 1.5 taller or 2 inches it make sens since cruise is a lidl over 5'7 like 172 but a lot of people think 5'7
Franco said on 11/Oct/06
I gotta agree on Tom Cruise having a slightly bulked (??) body, you have to keep in mind something :) if you are 1.72 cm and got a muscled body, you will look 1.65cm this is because once you get "big" your upper body and maybe your legs will look short when in fact it isn't really that short.

that's why a 60KG guy with a height of 1.65cm will look taller than a 80kg guy with a height of 1.75cm. it's all about proportions and body frame, small frame = look taller.

the best example is JENSEN ACKLES (from Supernatural), because his body is well muscled he doesn't look 1.85 cm onscreen, add to this a big leather jacket and you're looking at him as if he's 1.75cm.

in conclusion, i agree Tom Cruise body frame makes him look short, indeed his upper body doesn't showcase his height with or without lifts, although technically he is 1.70 - 1.72cm he definetely look shorter.

Jared Padelski is 1.93cm like me and thanks to the huge jackets and other things he looks BIG (his upper body) but doesn't look 1.93 cm, maybe 1.85 cm even though he is really 1.93cm. ;)

your body frame and what you wear makes a difference. ;) i don't think Tom Cruise is 5.6' ....he is definetely 1.71 - 1.72cm without shoes and no less than 1.70cm. absolutely not.

i agree also that Tom Cruise obsession with his height gave the opportunity to the "hateful" media to annoy him with frases like "TOM CRUISE IS SHORT" when in fact he isn't. they just found a good opportunity to write something that would cause some interest, people read magazines and a title like "TOM CRUISE.....SHORT!" eye catching :-D ****s lol
Josh said on 11/Oct/06
If Tom was more open about his height and concealed it less, people wouldn't be as interested as they are. The truth is the man is 5'5, 5'6. This is relatively short, but not such a big deal in hollywood, lots of short actors. In most pictures you don't get a true sense of his height. But w/o a doubt, he has a short upperbody. Using this as an indicator of his true height as he has small legs too, it's only natural to assume he is wearing large lifts, and constantly. Once again this guy is 5'6 tops.
Anonymous said on 10/Oct/06
By Franco-"for men anything above 1.70cm isn't short, unless you live somewhere where everyone is 1.80cm."

I agree. I see guys that are 5'7"/5'8" everywhere. Here in Michigan it seems almost average and maybe only slightly short. I've never understood why people rip on Tom the way they do (at least not for his height). I see far more guys around his height then I do 6'1" and up.
Franco said on 10/Oct/06
Let's not kid ourselves, and this is coming from a 1.93 cm guy (me)......1.72 cm isn't short, period.
it may look short compared to a 1.80cm guy, and a 1.80 will be considered short compared to someone like me 1.93cm, and 1.93 will be considered short compared to a 2.00 cm guy etc.

keep in mind that here in Italy most girls are around 1.55 to 1.60cm, so Tom Cruise would be considered tall without lifts for them, a 12 cm difference and most girls here date shorter guys around the 1.60-1.65 cm. bah

also i dunno why they say Tom Cruise is short when you have someone like Danny De Vito that is 1.52cm, why don't they laugh at Danny instead and stop kidding themselves?

1.72 to 1.75cm is not short nor THAT average either, for men anything above 1.70cm isn't short, unless you live somewhere where everyone is 1.80cm. (highly unlikely).

YES, tom cruise is 1.72cm and not an inch more (without shoes).

Danny De Vito, Joe Pesci......SHORT! Tom Cruise? not. ;)
anonymous2 said on 9/Oct/06
came across a sighting on a gossip site. someone saw him on a beach and claimed he was the same height as their 5'4 daughter
dmeyer said on 9/Oct/06
even taugh he is 5'7 or 8 he can look 5'9 with the right shoes on
dmeyer said on 9/Oct/06
171 172 might be his actual height rob you are good
dmeyer said on 9/Oct/06
i talked with cruise sathurday he looked just under 5'9 like 5'8 but his shoes looked like elevators even thaugh they had only 1.25 outside heel if they were none lifted id say a strong 5'8 but barefeet might be closer to 171 with elevator on he looked 173 174 range they were high cut dress boots and they looked similar with elevator shoes that a friend of mine is wering but if he was wearing only the 1.25 heels he could be a 5'8 guy no more possibly less like 171 or 172
Anonymous said on 6/Oct/06
No way Cruise is "taller", "shorter", "taller"than Spielberg. Tom is SHORT. As a 6' woman, just check out a guy's upper arm. If it's really short, they're wearing LIFTS!!! Back in the daym Paul Newman always had the "forward" walk. We knew he was wearing heels, bur it was freakin' Paul Newman!!! and the acting trumped the size. Same with antonio Banderas. Now, MY favorite guy is at least 6' 2'', bur talent trumps size anyday. I'll take Sir Antony Hopkins over Josh Hartnett any day. Height is height and talent is talent. I don't mind that Tom is 5'6"...if can't find a better performance than his in "Rainman"!
Rob2 said on 5/Oct/06
weellll , i think he's 1,72..
dmeyer said on 5/Oct/06
even taugh when i mket tom he looked 5 ft 9 + he does look aleast 1.5 in smaller than katie
antron said on 5/Oct/06
Tom is 5'7" and wears lifts next to Katie (and did near Nicole) when she's wearing heels so he doesn't look mini. Everyone knows he is shorter, but he doesn't want to look dwarfed. I recently saw a picture of them walking along a dock near a boat and they were in sandals. He looks the appropriate 1.5-2 inches shorter than 5'9" Katie. If I can find that picture again I will post it.
Anonymous said on 4/Oct/06
I really did bump into him, literally, last weekend (in Las Vegas at the Wynn Hotel) (believe what you will) and I am 5'8" and I was wearing Haviana flip flops (flat flatt). I was an inch to three inches taler and he was in loafer type shoes. It was so weird and his body guards pushed me away. I really captured the impression that he is 56' to 5'7" and the 5'7" is generous. I also looked up to Katy Holmes, in the eye (and she smiled sweetly and said hi) and she was in huge heels and not much taller than me, 5'8 max?
Anyway, crazy run-in and it happened with four of my friends, all who say he was 5'4-5'4" but I will be the benefactor of the doubt and say he is max 5'7'.
Dan said on 2/Oct/06
What about these guys:

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They look to almost be the same height in all of those, Although Cruise's body just looks smaller than Speilbergs. I dont know about tom's shoes though.

Height Detective said on 1/Oct/06
Tom cruise and Billy Connolly
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Tom suspicious shoes on Leno
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Tom and Will Smith
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Tom and Ken Watanabe
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And of course ... Tom and Nicole
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ThatStuntGuy2004 said on 30/Sep/06
Fooh King Guy, you are the one telling lies. Everybody, read exactly what i wrote and judge for yourself. Click Here
If you plan to respond of about the stunt industry facts I speak of. Be smart and do some research first and you will see I'm telling the truth. I said he was 5'9 NOT 5'11. The article is about Tom being 5'11. He isnt 5'11. He is 5'9 and i have seen him in his bare feet and I'm 6'1.
Polska said on 30/Sep/06
I Don't know. The more I look at pictures, including those with Glenn, and read about what ppl say after meeting him, including Stuntman, I'm starting to think he is more in the vicinity of 5'8"-5'8.5". What do you really think Rob? I know 'officially' you think he's 5'7.75", but I suspect you're denying him that last .25"-.75" becuase you'd be crucified by the masses if there wasn't that 7 in there, lol.

[Editor Rob: he just might shrink more than average during the day. No point in commenting on that katie/tom pic because it is an anti-cruise picture]
aw said on 29/Sep/06
that pic looks fake, Katie looks like giant.
Parker said on 29/Sep/06
Just to be clear, I believe Tom stands at about 5'8. I don't understand the photograph I posted belowbelow, it must be some sort of camera angle/trick - didn't Rob post 3 candles once of the same size looking very different? I think this must be something similar.
dumbdude said on 29/Sep/06
Look's like the fit has hit the shan for the 5 7 and over claims. Katy's around 5 7ish herself, and with those three inch heels she has on, she looks about 5 10. If Tom were really 5 7, he'd be at least up to Katy's nose level even in those heels, but he's barely coming up to her shoulder. Still he's taller than 5 2 though. probably about 5 5 tops based on that pic. He's probably closer to 5 4 though. Which makes me think that as I've stated before, Dustin Hoffman is actually closer to 5 3.
Parker said on 29/Sep/06
Don't quite believe this photograph. Tom looks about 5'2 on this

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Anonymous said on 29/Sep/06
his stunt on war of the worlds was 5 feet 9 and told me cruise was the same size cruise did apear 5'9+ when i met him since cruise is about 172 ans with 2.75 inches lookes 176 177 range but he was runing all over the place he had 1.5 inches taller than spielberg that day
anonymous2 said on 28/Sep/06
is there anyone who believes he is 5'7" who thinks it is possible that he is shorter?
Nolifts81 said on 27/Sep/06
He is no more than 5'7"!!!
Adriano said on 27/Sep/06
I think that he is quite tall guy about 178cm,he is almost the same height as Nicole Kidman in Zack photo.
Fooh King Guy said on 26/Sep/06
There's a Stuntman2004 at the link below who says he met Tom and says he is no shorter than 5'11. This stuntman been in one stunt too many.

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liam said on 26/Sep/06
i think cruise always wears lifts because his head always looks small compared to people who has the same height
Anonymous said on 26/Sep/06
Posted by Sam: "Tom Cruise looks 5'8. I've never seen him appear much shorter, maybe 5'7.5 but he's a pretty standard size guy."

The guys is 5'7"/5'8" and appears so consistently. Why do people continue to debate this? In honesty, I've never understood why people give Tom so much crap about his height. I agree with Sam that 5'7"/5'8" is a pretty standard height. Before anyone says anything, I agree that it IS short. If you're going by statistics he is certainly below average height, period. But when I say that it's pretty standard I mean that it isn't THAT short. There are guys all over the place this height, and they never turn any heads or are pointed out as "really short." In real life 5'7"/5'8" guys just don't suffer from the same stigma as truly very short men, be it socially, romantically, professionally, whatever. So it is short, but not dramatically noticeable, and in that sense Tom is a pretty standard guy. Far from tall, but not overly tiny.

I think Tom's arrogance and his repeated use of lifts is what causes him to get so much crap. If he just accepted that he's a bit on the short side, people would probably just let him be. He ought to stop speaking in general, too.......

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