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5ft 7.21in (170.7cm)
Parker said on 10/Jul/05
J - I can answer your question on Rob's behalf - Sour Grapes. People have to find something to pick on. Also I work with about 150 guys in the UK - Of the total only 20 are 5'8 or less, so in reality I guess 5'8 could be deemed short if my experience is similar across the UK/US.
frankie said on 9/Jul/05
i've just seen the war of the worlds...besides his huge footwear notice how odd is the way he moves ..weird..sometimes he look as tall as his son (in the movie) sometimes he seems to be 3 inches shorter
Height Detective said on 9/Jul/05
A really interesting declarations About Tom Height:
Richard Harris (6 Novermber 2001) :
Veteran Irish screen legend Richard Harris has laid into superstar Tom Cruise - for overestimating his own importance. Harris is fed up with the treatment given to movie stars. He gripes, "What I hate about our business today is the elitism the so-called stars have imposed on the public, which I think is obnoxious. It's a joke. Who cares about Madonna going to the opening tonight? Now you have guys like Tom Cruise, who's a midget, and has eight bodyguards, all six feet tall, which makes him even more diminutive. He disappears behind them. It's an absolute joke. Actors are unimportant. They leave nothing behind them. Who will remember Madonna 10 years from now? Who will remember me? We're utterly unimportant."
Nicole Kidman ( 31 October 2002):
Nicole Kidman failed to hide her embarrassment when she met her future husband Tom Cruise for the first time. The Australian star, who first encountered the Minority Report actor at a meeting to discuss Days Of Thunder, did not know where to look when she realised she was considerably taller than tiny Tom. She says, "When Tom stood up and we shook hands, I found I was looking down at him. It was terrifically embarrassing to learn I was at least a couple of inches taller. I knew it wouldn't do, having the girlfriend tower over the macho race car driver."
She says that she is " a couple of inches taller " so that put Tom at 5.8
[Editor Rob: I'm close to giving Tom 172cm...actually in Days of Thunder director did a good job of making him appear taller. For instance in the 'medical examination' scene you'd think Cruise would hop down from the bed barefoot, but no way is the director going to reveal kidman/cruise feet.]
Parker said on 3/Jul/05
Anyone watch Rainman in the UK last night? I taped it and watched it this morning. For the character, Dustin had to adopt a poorish posture most of the time, but there are 3 scenes where you can get a definite height measure between the two. Coming down the escalator, their dance scene together in the hotel, and walking to the Bus station at the end. I paused the tape at each scene- in each case Dustin's eyes were exactly level with Cruise's mouth, giving Cruise a clear 3 inches over Hoffmann.
I'm not going to post on Cruise again. I'm 99% sure I know his exact height now.
Mr. R said on 27/Jun/05
Viper, the day I saw Tom Cruise at Dodger Stadium, he was wearing regular tennis shoes, or "trainers" as they are known to the UK folks. Also, Viper, did you get my note about Brian Roberts of the Baltimore Orioles being 5-7?
Mr. R said on 26/Jun/05
Rob, my friend, you know how much I respect you. However, the key to the Willis/Jaime Foxx pics is not Willis, but Foxx. I have met Jaime Foxx, and he is between 5-8 and 5-9. Cruise is at least an inch shorter, maybe a little more, which makes him 5-7 to 5-8, which is your listing. Also, you have the famous picture of Cruise with the 6-1 baseball player Cabrera, and Cruise is clearly about 5-7. Lastly, you have my eyewitness account. I saw Cruise last year at Dodger stadium. I watched him interviewed by a woman from FOX sports, and she was at least an inch taller then him in heels. She walked past me after the interview, and she was about 5-8. Face it, Cruise may be between 5-7 and 5-8, but he is closer to 5-7. Rob, respond to my overwhelming evidence. The prosecution rests!
said on 25/Jun/05
Hey, Rob, I don't mean to sound stupid but 172 cm is 5'7" right? (That's what my little inch-to-centimeter converter says; I'm just making sure it's not too off)[Editor Rob: it's around 5ft 7.75 In all honesty I think I've seen 5000 photos of Tom in the last year. Even accounting for a 1-inch lift the more I see the more I think this guy could be measured 172cm...]
CelebHeights Editor said on 31/May/05
CelebHeights Editor said on 27/May/05
"I'm 5ft 9 inches tall. Don't make a big deal of it" - from a fan site, but unknown if Tom ever said that in an interview...
Mr. R said on 24/May/05
KJ, it is very clear that the media is not allowed to ask Tom about several items - Nicole, his kids, and his height. The way it works with all celebrities is that their publicists meets with the media beforehand, and let them know which topics are off limits. If they violate this, they will be banned from access to that celebrity. Therefore, Tom NEVER gets questions about his height. Also, you never see it from the pics, but Tom, like many others, travel with bodyguards, who are trained to stay away from the photographer's lens. This way, us mere mortals cannot raise the awful height/lifts question!
Bill said on 16/May/05
His lifts are quite clear in the film Collateral on the Bridge scene when fox throws the brief case over the side, when tom runs onto the bridge the height of his heels in his shoes are a dead giveaway.
said on 20/Apr/05
I like that one justmatt - Tom's wearing the Mel Gibson industrial big-boy boots + Kidman isn't doin her trademark lean ("Kidman Premiere Lean" (c) Kidman industries), but the "Sigourney Weaver Flamingo Lean", one foot off the floor. Vey rarely seen in nature...[Editor Rob: there is some evidence that actually helps tom cruise case of being 173-174cm though. If we agree that Jamie Foxx is near 5ft 10 then take a look at the series of photos on this page. There are a few photos there where you can guage that the actual difference isn't really that much. Now, I thought Cruise might be in special shoes, but shockingly he is in STANDARD 1.5 inch shoes. In my view there doesn't look any room for a big lift, but yes I will agree that maybe a 1-inch lift is possible. This would help with what Mr R had originally thought of Foxx being closer to 5ft 8 than 5ft 10. Or maybe we're short changing Cruise and he's 5ft 8 all along!]
said on 19/Apr/05
Check out how short Tom looks here in some candid photos of him jogging with then wife Nicole Kidman. Both are wearing sneakers so this height differential seems to be about as accurate as possible. Tom and Kidman jogging
. Certainly looks at least 3.5 inches shorter, putting him at 5'7" to Kidman's 5'10.5".[Editor Rob: lol, Cruise really looks his 5ft 9 frame there...not! Nice pic. There's another candid shot where they're posture on a boat is more similar and shows the difference Tom Caught Short]