How tall is Tom Cruise - Page 17

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5ft 7.21in (170.7cm)
Betel said on 29/Nov/05
I have seen his films and he may be 172 but more likely to be 170 in my opinion. If he was any taller than 174 he could be made to look much taller with simple lifts. I've seen Nicole talk about her height as 5'10 when they were married. She stated she wished she was shorter but that Tom is only about an inch shorter than her in real life. I don't know why he looks so short in some older films if this was true. It looks like Tom is no taller than 174cm and probably 170 at lowest.
starwars23 said on 26/Nov/05
tom cruise says on 24/Nov/05
I"am 5"10 change my height

lol that made my day

tom cruise is no taller then 5'7" his girl katie is maximum 5'9" and she is atleast 2 inches taller she alwyas slouches so she does not look it however look at this picture http://www.citycynic.com/im/00105cruiseholmes.jpg

she is not slouching here and she is about 4 inches taller she is probably wearing heels but she would never wear heels bigger then 3 inches while around tom, plus toms heel has to add about 1.5 inches.

Rational Observer said on 26/Nov/05
About the centimeters: cool. It's exact, but it's difficult to translate what it actually amounts to.

About Tom Cruise: I think we can all agree that the man is around 5'8. If he was less than 5'6 I don't think he would be able to have achieved the success he has. 5'5 and under is abnormally short. 5'8 is acceptably short. He really just made it to a as far as I'm concerned.
Zach said on 24/Nov/05
The olympic run, its less likely Cruise was wearing lifts here as he, like Stallone, was running earlier. Even so, he's the only one wearing long baggy trousers and Nike Shocks trainers.

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Any idea how tall Vitali Klitschko or Rafer Johnson are Rob?

[Editor Rob: on their official sites, the russian and english heights differ. The russian gives both as being 200cm, the english gives Vitaliy 200cm, Vlad 198cm.

What I can say is that Janet Evans was listed at 5ft 4 around the time of the Olympics...but has said herself she is 5ft 5! It's in a 1998 interview in Time.

Evans Cruise 1 and a blurry straight on shot of evans/cruise/vito]


Anonymous said on 20/Nov/05
hey rob i met rufalo he is 5 foot 8 if you watch colateral there is an elevator scene and cruise looks 6 cm taller than rufalo and also when meeting statham he looks taller i think cruise can look 5foot 10 on ocasion also when i met tom on war of the worlds he looked 5 10 even thaugh he is 170 172 cm barefeet he can look way taller with lifts
CoolJ said on 20/Nov/05
Nice picture Rob.. Williams appears to have Cruise by a smidge.. and didnt Williams admit to being 5'7?

[Editor Rob: Williams IS 5ft 7.

I didn't comment on this pic because at first. Considering they are looking down at the camera, both are fairly straight on and Robin is closer...I won't say if I think Cruise looks taller ;)]
A-Bomb said on 19/Nov/05
Rob at gettyimages type in a search for Robin Williams and Tom Cruise and there's a posed picture of them from the late 1980s. Both have fairly good posture in it and are looking quite similar in height.

[Editor Rob: this one]
A-Bomb said on 18/Nov/05
Watching the tour diary's from War of the Worlds recently and they had some full frame shots of Tom next to Tim Robbins (which they avoid during the actual film) and he does look around 172cm. I really don't think he wore lifts in that film either. I think some above average soled shoes yes, but in the shots of him next to Speilberg there was only a slightly higher than usual advantage for Tom - if lifts were involved there would have had to be more height than what he got. I really think Cruise is 172/173 now - minimum 170.
Chappy said on 18/Nov/05
Interesting thread about Cruise and the whole height thing. I am 5'5 inches tall and have never wished to be any taller. I just don't get it. I have no hang-ups about height. I accept I will never be able to dunk a basketball and usually need a step stool to get something off the top shelf, but other than that it's all good. But, I can say from personal experience......a lot of women do seem to really go for tall men. Not sure why that is, but I never lost any sleep over it. Cruise is a cool guy and a fantastic actor regardless of height. If I were him, I would dump the lifts and be who I am. People can accept that or get over it....Just my two cents...
Anonymous said on 3/Nov/05
Woah, woah, woah!

Look at this link:

http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=51258347&cdi=0

If that Cullum guy is 5'4 max then how the heck can anyone claim that Tom is above 5'6"?!
Shaun said on 31/Oct/05
What if you are measured standing facing the wall. At my last medical in 2003, I stood on some scales and facing the wall my height was measured at 1.71cm (5'7"1/4). I am normally around half a centimetre under this height. So is there a difference in height between having your back against the wall or facing it? Tom Cruise's height 5'6"-5'7". 5'8" is borderline and should not be considered short for it is a reasonable height. I do not believe that he is under 5'6". He certainly has height neurosis due to the media manipulation of his lack of stature but I would say he reaches around the 1.70cm mark. 1.72cm is too generous!
TJ said on 22/Oct/05
But Dillon isn't 5'11.5 Salvatore. He's said himself in interviews that he's 5'10, so that's the max he could be.
Salvatore said on 20/Oct/05
Hey i was looking under photo's under Matt Dillon... Dillon is listed as 5'11.5"... look at cruise... Here is the nitty gritty... if Tom Cruise is almost 5'8"... then he has taken growth Hormome... look under Matt Dillon, then under Find Matt Dillon Photo's... he clearly isn't 3.5 inches shorter than dillon
Sean B said on 18/Oct/05
Early this year had a chance of bumping into the great man him self in Jury's Hotel - Limerick, Ireland. I'm 5' 7'' and a half, but with shoes on I'm near 5'8 3/4. As I shook Tom's hand (It did enter my mind very quick on how tall he was) He was about 3/4 of an inch smaller then me, Then I did make sure to look at what type of shoe he was wearing - He was wearing some type of shoe/boot with an at least 2 inch heel, I swear if this man took off his boots, we are looking at at a guy around 5' 6'' - to the best of my knowledge, but from a distance he is very slim and looks taller. So yes Tom is very mush a man of near 5' 8, take away his boots, you get a 5' 6'' man!
Shred Guy aka Anonymous said on 14/Oct/05
168cm is defineatly on the right lines. I find it hard to believe that he could be any taller. 168 would account for people speculating that he's short and would also account for the fact that he can get to 5'9". However, if he does wear 4" lifts then he could be a fraction smaller.

It's funny how he fooled everyone. I for one would never have guessed he was this much on the short side if I hadn't read through this message board......
J.J.F said on 13/Oct/05
Incredible case of the wobblies in that pic, Ronie! The sharp upward angle between the toe and lace-area of those elevator shoes illustrate how you can spot them.
Though as 'Anonymous' points out below - Tom is a rather extreme case as 4" elevator shoes are a dead giveaway and smaller ones are tougher to spot.
trueheight said on 8/Oct/05
being an avid music fan, and playing in a band (power/thrash/instrumental metal). We have just started gigging :), And I wear 4 inch heels!!! cuz i play lead guitar, and almost every metal bands' members wear 3+ inch heels, its a know fact. Steve Vai (a good 5-10 himself), i met the guy and he was 6-2 because of the heels, its just a staple of that form of music. I could give two farts about whether tom wears lifts, men have been wearn lifts since modern civiliaztion, I just wanna know the guy's biological height, which in my research (not much time recently busy w/ college) i will venture to say the guy is 65-66 inches max. I wish I knew stallone's workout regime for his back posture, that could easily make me 5'10 w/ shoes lol. Anyway, i used to love old tom, one of my fave actors, but height discrepancy and more importantly his maniacal beliefs (I'm a psych major) have really put me off the guy. Consensusly, i think we can all agree that no matter what tom is a below average stature, very handsome man. Stature isn't everything to women, they just want a guy taller than they. Why pick katie as a lover/childebearer??? so that maybe toms sons and daughters will be "normal" in the range of height is my best guess, cuz i think penelope cruz is way way way yummier!!
HeightFind said on 6/Oct/05
Well done,TrueHeight. Yes, I am almost certain that Tom is 5'6" barefoot.As I posted in the Stallone thread,I think that 5'8" would be the minimum height required barefoot to successfully pull off the height thing.That's why Stallone can look 5'11",even 6 feet tall in his shoes:his legs and arms are just long enough to pull it off without looking weird.Indeed, he looks like a fairly big guy in his films and out in public.Cruise on the other hand just looks strange: a 5'6" guy trying to look taller.It's the same with Bono(5'6") and his huge shoes:the end result just looks silly.
Trueheight said on 6/Oct/05
hey guys,
Heightfind: EXACTLY!! i posted the same ideas in the past cruise archives, i don't know if rob still keeps them. I've been looking into elevators as an interest after discovering one of my friends wears them (he's 5-4, gets to be 5-8 just an inch under me). The thing is he don't look like a 5-8 guy cuz of his body frame. I have a "normal" 5-8 frame w/ broader shoulders than normal, my friend on the other hand is "pear shaped" and he completely can't work it w/ his shoes. Its not for attracting mates you see, he is gay and has alot of flings, but it gives him confidence. Plus he's a white guy, and its an anomaly for a white person to be that short. I'm asian, thats why i'm considered "tall" sometimes. Body frame/arm/leg/hands is very important in determining true height. although there are anomalies of tall ppl w/ short arms and vice a versa, its generally in an acceptable range. We all know how long tommy's legs look right? but pay special attention to his upper body!!! He's got a nice torso physique to pull of a taller man image, but he has very very short arms and hands. I mean its sooo noticeable to me in every one of his movies. Probably a 68in wingspan max for mr. cruise. I used be hated being called lanky b/c of my 73in wingspan, it was unattractive to say the least for a 5-8 guy. But as a guitarist, my wide shoulders and long arms/fingers puts me head and shoulders as far as ease of facilitation w/ the instrument. enough about me, I doesn't take a rocket scientist to see Tom's disporportionality. As a consensus, I think we would all agree that using lifts is no biggie, we just wanna find his real height right guys? O yea, looking into lifts, 5 inches max for guys is totally possible. Dog the Bounty Hunter is actually 5-7! can you believe that?? He wears 4 inch custom cowboy boots for a 5-11 stature, and he CAN pull it off, he revealed this in one of the past episodes. Heightfind's opinion really rings true; Anybody ever seen the movie BLOODSPORT w/ van damme? (the greatest enter the dragon knockoff). Jean Claude is accurately 5-8, as revealed by his past gymnastics records; But remember CHONG LI(bolo yeung)???? that guy looked MASSIVE in that film. I was appalled yestereday when i found out he was actually 5-5!!! Verified by a photo standing w/ friend the late Bruce Lee (5-7.5). So to sum it all up, its all about body frame/porportion that can distort the porportion of tall/short. After seeing tom in the press today w/ katie(towering 4 in above), i'll stick to my 5-5 maybe 5-6 for Mr. Cruise.
Sticks said on 28/Aug/05
Bleemo, women are all over the place in heels because the heels are tiny. When they get practice walking in them they're fine. Men's shoes don't involve balancing on a little heel so practice should make them even better than women. And Tom Cruise doesn't wrestle in his shoes so that's not an issue. Rob's point about lifts doesn't mean much. Tom Cruise is getting the good stuff and Rob wouldn't even know what that would be. None of us are experts on what the best shoes out there can give. We just know what we've heard and we've heard about people getting a lot of lift.

Russel Crowe was nose to nose with a woman who said he was at her eye level and she's 5'5" wearing very low heels. He was in runners. A man who saw Law in sandals from 3m said he was 5'6.5". You'll doubt this for your own reasons, but the evidence is there. These guys are way shorter than I thought. When I came to this site I felt like a renegade because I thought Brad Pitt was under 5'10". Rational analysis of the evidence made me revise my opinions down again and again. I had no idea. The more evidence gathers, the more obvious it is: they've completely fooled us. So it's a good thing all of the evidence drops off the end of the page, Rob. We wouldn't want that stuff to build up.
Bleemo said on 27/Aug/05
I agree about the dubios nature of lifts, I just don't see how they can give you that much height. When women wear 3 inch heels they are all over the place and it takes practice to get used to them. I think it would be really obvious if a guy had 4 inch heeled boots on, he would walk like he needed the loo or like Herman munster.

Like I said on one of the wrestler's sections I recall a wrestling commentary where a guy who'd been in the business for decades said you could get almost up to 3 inches in height wearing special boots, but it was like trying to wrestle in clogs.

I think the 2 inch cliche is a cliche because that is how much most people are willing to add to their heights via lifted shoes. Maybe the extremists like Stallone and Cruise wear slightly bigger ones because they are neurotic twerps, but most do not. If you take that into account and apply it to some celebs it actually makes sense.....

* Russell Crowe listed as 5ft9 before being a big name, now around 5ft11

* Orlando Bloom Said in an interview that he was 5ft9.5 before becoming a big name, now suddenly is 5ft11

* Jude Law jokes about being 5ft9 really but is listed as 5ft11

* Cruise is often listed as 5ft9-5ft10, but has in older age talked about being 5ft8 ish, in reality he must be 5ft7 or less for so many to speak of his shortness, but probably isn't under 5ft6 either.

* Ford listed at 6ft1 at tallest never really looked more then 6ft and might have been 5ft11 all along

and so on it's never ending take 1 inche for someone who isn't so bothered, 2 for a regular actor and 3 for a big ego and I doubt you'll be fair off. ALso With the exception of a few action egos like Vin Deisal and Arnie I think most actors over 6ft2 are pretty much their heights as there is little to be gained by adding height after this point.
frankie said on 25/Aug/05
Rob said a wise thing about "eyelevels" ,i'm around 5'9" (5'.8,5)and when i look at someone who is my height sometimes i feel taller sometimes shorter.. an inch difference is very low pecentage over a human body's size to be sure of somebodyelse's height...
sticks...just to support your theory of his partners' posture while they are framed in pictures and mine about his lifts check this one
http://www.perfectpeople.net/picpage.php3/cpid=72824 (he looks shorter than her yet)
Sticks said on 24/Aug/05
Parker, I used the sighting that you said I ignored and if you look back at the post you'll see that's true. I wasn't being selective. I do think the 5'10" sighting was insincere. If Tom Cruise was 5'10" he would not be leaning backwards into his girfriend's arm for photos or wearing enormous boots and appearing significantly shorter than Nicole Kidman. He's not just on the short side. He's famously short. And that guy was trying to tell us that Cruise is in fact of above average height for a man? As I also said, "there's no way to objectively determine which sightings are bogus." I didn't ignore the sighting the way you refuse to explain the sightings. First question, Parker, do you know how tall Katie Holmes is, how tall Clinton was standing in that picture, whether he was standing at his full height, how big Cruise's lifts were or how tall Spielberg or Clinton are? I don't, but I want you to say that you don't know either. Please respond to the question. Small question I think I know the answer to: there's a BIG rumor about this guy (it's been around for at least fifteen years) that I never had an opinion on until fairly recently. Do you know what it is and do you think it might be true? My bet is that you either couldn't imagine what it is or that you think it's absurd.

Cool J, if you read my posts, you'll see that with Rock, Gibson, Cruise, Law and Damon, eyewitness estimates of the person's height primarily determined my opinion. With Stiller, I used the man's own words backed up by sightings and pictures with people whose heights weren't disputed (Garafolo, Hoffman). I calculate the lifted average, which is an upper-bound, and determine the height that would best explain the sightings. Since I'm using the evidence, maybe I'm not the ridiculous one. I don't know why you wrote that about Nash. My point was that based on the sightings in that thread, the six people who saw Nash had him 6'0 - 6'1". His measured height at the pre-draft camp was apparently 6'1". Therefore, people's opinions of the same person based on sightings appear to agree very well and their judgement is apparently decent because it agrees with a measurement. So sightings are good evidence. But Nash might not have a publicist or an expensive collection of lifts like some other people. No other readily available evidence is as good as sightings.

If you pick one height to best account for all the sightings, it's going to be near the bottom of the pile because lifts make you taller, not shorter, and most sightings are down low. It's an analysis of the evidence. If anybody's got a better way to analyze the numbers, let me know.

Z2, I appreciate your pointing out that I've been saying he's around 5'3.5". If I had to pick which side of that height he'd be on, it would definitely be the short side. The argument you're making is an excellent one and I've started to make it before, but it's so hard to make even the tightest evidence understood, I didn't follow up.
Parker said on 24/Aug/05
Z2 - Here are a couple of snaps of Tom with Katie in flatter shoes - Its all about opinions, but in my opinion he does not look clearly shorter
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And Sticks, when I say you are being selective here is the quote from your own post

'Are there any insincere sightings? I'd nominate the first post in the thread as insincere. The poster claims he's over 5'11" but under 6', which has been said to be the only height you can be confident a guy is being truthful about (because if he was that height, most guys would say 6'). So he gives us the I'm-telling-the-truth cue, then he tells us that *famously short* Tom Cruise is actually 5'10".'

You think he's insincere because it does not fit with what you want to believe. If he said Cruise was 5'3, no doubt you would include it in your 'sightings'
Sticks said on 24/Aug/05
Hashed the Html two posts ago. Here are those links:
Cruise and Holmes pose for pictures to minimize the height difference:
looking the same height
Photography as deception

Cruise is significantly shorter than Holmes
It makes them pose strangely to look a similar height.
She hyperextends her knees, spreads her legs and ducks for him
My favourite, she holds him up and dutifully tilts her head the other way as he leans backwards to reduce the apparent difference

The idea behind Cruise having his girlfriend hold him up is that a cropped picture will make people think he's standing straight, making her look shorter. No 5'7" man is forced to do this crap.

Frankie, to clarify, I've never said Cruise wore 7" lifts. Parker likes to think that Cruise would have to be in 7" lifts in pictures he's posted. He's wrong.
Z2 said on 24/Aug/05
"load of tosh!"--Just because someone states an opinion on someone's height doesn't mean that person is insecure about themselves. You are calling out someone else's OPINION. "Sticks" opinion of Tom Cruise is 5'3.5", not 5'3". Also, no one asked you to respect his opinion or mine. You said people like "Sticks" should not open their mouth. I can clearly tell you are a "teeny-bopper." You haven't said anything remotely intelligent. I happen to believe, and this is MY opinion, that Tom is 5'3". I think he's this height because when he's in his ridiculous "lifts," he is still somewhat shorter than Katie. If he was a true 5'6" or 5'7" he'd be Katie's exact height or taller. He is clearly still shorter. So, don't go around telling everyone their opinions are ridiculous.
Sticks said on 24/Aug/05
Parker, I don't selectively use sightings, you selectively read them. Re-read the post you said I ignored. The observer was 5'11" and said Cruise was four or five inches shorter. Your preferential reading of sightings convinced you you had a number of 5'9" Holmes sightings as well. I use the evidence fairly. You pick and choose your evidence to suit your pre-conceived notions.

Leonari, I know that a man who is around 5'3.5" is short. You have to come to terms with the fact that some men are that short and that Tom Cruise could be one of them. This is the same "reason" you gave for refusing to believe Stiller's own refererences to his height (5'2" and 5'3"). You said something like, 'A man that short is sooo tiny that Stiller couldn't be that short.' Your intuition isn't evidence of anything. You're not making an argument.

load of tosh, I'm not joking and I won't lose any sleep if you don't respect my opinion. I only posted in this thread recently because I'd never taken an interest in the guy's height. In my mind he was 5'7" as I'd heard in the media since I was a kid. When I started to get a sense as to how much shorter male stars were than they were supposed to be 5'7" seemed less likely but I still didn't take any interest in it. Then while looking for other heights I came across several sightings pegging him below 5'7" from people shocked to find him that short. I evaluate the evidence of every star the same way. Look at the sightings, the average is an upper bound for his height because of lifts. The high-end is suspicious because publicists are paid to confuse people like you, tosh-load. Are there any clusters of sightings? What does that imply? What height best explains the data? That's what I've done. To those of you who think there isn't any evidence for my point of view, read the sightings. Half of them have him under 5'7" and that is an average that would include any lift that he was getting. The five-eight sighting makes note of his suspicious footwear. Tom Cruise can afford the best lifts in the land, so if he's raising flags, he's getting seriously lifted. There's a 5'6" woman who said he was an inch or two shorter than she was while he was in runners and she was in all-stars. tosh-load, leonari, and parker: remind yourselves that you've never seen him. You are, like me, sitting at your computer trying to understand evidence. The opinions of people who have seen him are more important than ours.

Parker, comparing pictures of people is a poor way to determine height unless you *know* one person's height. You've never given any indication that you even understand what I'm saying on this point, which makes discussing things with you painful. Listed heights aren't the truth. You use them as if they were. Your arguments using listed heights are meaningless. Of course there are errors in estimating height, that's why more sightings are better. Random errors tend to cancel eachother out. The reason the six sightings in the Nash thread are within an inch of eachother and consistent with a pre-draft measure of the man (!) is that people do estimate heights similarly and Nash probably doesn't bother with lifts or at least lifts of many different sizes. Twelve Cruise sightings go from around 5'3.5" to 5'10". Six Nash sightings go from 6'0-6'1". Why, if people are so crappy at estimating heights, are those six sightings of Nash so close?

Disgust isn't an argument. If you guys want to come up with one, I'll discuss it, but just howling that this is an outrage is meaningless. The most rational use of the best evidence has him around 5'3.5".
Parker said on 23/Aug/05
Here's one of Cruise and Holmes with 3" heels - both have good posture, although Cruise looks like he's on slightly lower ground - apart from Sticks, can anyone see Cruise under 5'4 from this?

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Parker said on 23/Aug/05
Sticks - I apologise if I appear mocking. If you think Cruise is 5'3.5 you are entitled to your opinion. Unlike you, I don't think sightings are the best evidence, people estimate heights very differently. You also are selective in the sightings you choose to take into account. There was one at the bottom of the page that said he was 5'11, which you've chosen to ignore. There is a sighting of Sharon Stone on her page that suggests she struggles to make 5 feet. I think photographic evidence, using people as reference points, is the best way to guess a persons height. I do agree with Frankie, and would not dismiss out of hand that Cruise could be as short as 5'6 - I don't think he is, but again I'm using Dustin Hoffmann as the reference point in Rainman.

As I say, If you think he's 5'3 that's your opinion. In the picture with the president, the top of Cruise's head is above the President's eyes - meaning the top of his head is around 5'10 - again I can accept Frankie's view on special shoes, posture etc etc. but I struggle to see how Cruise can get to 5'10 from 5'3 without standing on a box - just my opinion of course.

All the best



Sticks said on 23/Aug/05
I believe Cruise is around 5'3.5" and I'd defend that view as the one that best explains the evidence. I've never seen the guy. Sightings are the best evidence, and the predictions from the sightings are consistent with all of the credible evidence.

Parker, you've posted a lot of pictures. All of them are consistent with the view that Tom Cruise is lifted from around 5'3.5" to higher heights. If you'd like to tell me which of these many pictures you think shows that he couldn't be around 5'3.5" I will happily show you why you're wrong. Why is it that you never even attempt to account for the sightings? Discussing pictures with you is difficult because you refuse to acknowledge what you don't know about the picture. You don't know how tall Clinton is standing, for example, and you don't know what's in Cruise's shoes. The guy's getting his picture taken with a President. He'll have his A-game footwear on. You linked to a picture with Cruise and Stiller and seemed to be mocking the idea that they could be 5'3" and 5'2". What would you estimate their height difference to be in that picture? It looks like it's a little over an inch. I don't think it's proof that I'm right. It proves nothing at all, so why post it? You write about Spielberg's height like you've personally measured the guy. You bring up 7" lifts and 9" lifts but you never show any pictures that would require them. So instead of just pretending my view is ridiculous, show it.

You mentioned "all those sightings of Katie Holmes at 5'9"". How many sightings in that thread have Katie at 5'9"? One. There's one quantified height based on a sighting in that entire thread (profiles are products, they don't count) and that came from Mr. Klaus (5'8" Giamatti, 6' Law, 6'3" Costner, etc.). Here's one at 5'7-8":

Saw Katie Holmes in the soho Sephora yesterday (2/27) wearing a pink wool coat, shades and yapping into her cell phone. As I think I
Parker said on 23/Aug/05
Here's Cruise doing the old 'arm round the shoulder trick' with 5'7.5 Spielberg to try and disguise his 5'3 frame - but he doesn't fool me!

http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/756235.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE9531550CFA3CFF4510D5545DB1057CF9
Parker said on 23/Aug/05
5'3 Cruise with 5'2 Stiller

http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/2224894.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE67D157DA443EA1A89C0E0B6CC940FE04
CelebHeights Editor said on 23/Aug/05
From gossip newsgroup: "Tom Cruise I've seen several times (always with boots with heels), he's probably max 5'6". Nicole Kidman's not that tall either, maybe 5'9" with flats"
Sticks said on 22/Aug/05
Parker, how do you know how tall Steven Speilberg is? How do you know how much lift he and Cruise were getting in that picture? How do you know Spielberg was getting the same amount of lift in the picture with Fox? You don't know any of that and you don't know how tall Fox really is. I'm confused as to why you would believe publicity which is biased but deny the accounts of people who have seen him in person. You think you're only believing what you see, but you're not. Just consider the picture with Spielberg again. You seem very certain that Cruise is an inch taller than Spielberg based on that picture. That picture was no accident. Cruise knew it was coming and so did Spielberg. They dressed accordingly. Don't you think Cruise could be wearing big lifts in that picture? If so, why would you be so quick to draw the conclusion that he's taller?
CelebHeights Editor said on 22/Aug/05
From Jeannette Walls, MSNBC.com Gossip columnist: "Tom Cruise, who usually greets the press with a crucifix and garlic cloves, stayed and yakked with us for about 15 minutes. His hair was greasy and if he's 5' 9" then I'm 6' 7".
CelebHeights Editor said on 21/Aug/05
From gossip newsgroup - "My sister met Tom Cruise once and told me that he's pretty little. She said no taller than 5'5" or so"

And another - "A girl from my area was in NY last year and saw Tom Cruise and she said he was around 5'5" or so. I couldn't believe it but this girl is @5'8" herself and she swore he was that much shorter than her"
Parker said on 14/Aug/05
If you look at the pictures Rob mentioned earlier of Cruise and Kidman from 1992, then if Cruise is 5'3 he must have had 9 inch lifts inside his shoe to look as tall as Kidman.
dmeyer said on 13/Aug/05
even thaugh i was sure he was alaest 175 but i know a guy who saw him in france tom was shoping in his store and he told me that tom was baerly 170 maybe less
Mr. R said on 12/Aug/05
DMeyer,
normally I basically agree with you. But this time I have to disagree with you. I saw Tom last year at Dodger Stadium in tennis shoes, trainers for our UK friends. As I said he was shorter than the female interviewer, who was 5-8 as she walked past me afterwards. Also, he would not be nearly as short next to Nicole if he was over 5-9. Lastly, people don't believe this, but I met Jamie Foxx at Las Vegas airport, and he is barely 5-9 if that. Tom is more than an inch shorter. Also, lifts can be concealed in ANY shoe!
troy said on 11/Aug/05
no way dmayer, i've seen him three feet away from me ..i'm 5'9" even ,he wore snickers and a baseball hat, he was at least 2 inches shorter ,no jokes.
DMEYER said on 11/Aug/05
IN MR X PICS HE IS NOT WEARING ELEVATORS THERE IS NO ROOM FOR LIFTS
DMEYER said on 11/Aug/05
IF YOU WASH THE MOVIE RISKY BUISENESS YOU WILL SEE THAT TOM IS AS TALL AS PANTOLIANO WHO IS NO LESS THAN 175 CM I MET HIM AND IS WEARING CORTEZ NIKE 2 CM HEELS SO NO POSSIBILITY OF ELEVATORS ALSO IWORKED ON WAR OF THE WORLDS AND HE WAS A GOOD 2 INCHES TALLER THAN SPIELBERG HE REALY LOOKED 177 178 CM ALSO IN COLATERAL HE IS STANDING IN FRONT OF STATHAM THAT I MET IN LA ABOUT 177 CM AND TOM LOOKED 1 CM TALLER I THINK THERE IS A BIG CHANCE THAT TOM IS ACTUALY OVER 5 FOOT 9
belyrng said on 1/Aug/05
Tom Cruise is 5 feet 7 inches tall. This has been published in many periodicals and supported by his comp card. I owned a model and talent agency and we were given talent books by major agencies that represent models and talent. I have books full of info- honest info alongside "marketing" info. Tom Cruise is 5'7" but marketed at 5'9". Jennifer Lopez is 5'4", but marketed at 5'6". Tea Leoni is 5'6", but marketed at 5'7", etc, etc. These are honest heights people, straight from the agencies that represent them.
dmeyer said on 24/Jul/05
i am sure i met him he is no shorter than 177 cm
SEF said on 13/Jul/05
My colleage went skiing in the Alps a couple of years back. In the ski hire place, they had framed a ski hire form and hung it on the wall - because it was Tom Cruise's, who had hired some skis from there a few years previously. On the form, you have to list your height (so you get the right skis), and his was down as 1.68m. Whether he wrote this, or the ski shop measured him, I don't know.
leonari said on 12/Jul/05
PARKER: Maybe Spielberg is standing on higher ground, OK. But what about the position of his legs man???? Get in that position and you will clearly see that you are shorter than when standing up more properly which like Cruise is. So I would say that compensates for Spielberg standing on higher ground and they appear to be of the same height. Now you give old Tom 1.5 inches(over 4 cm!!!!) where are these cm?? COME ON!! Look at the picture more closely!
Drew said on 11/Jul/05
I've watched the Mtv MAking of War of The Worlds, and he looked around 1/2-1 inch shorter than Spielberg.
McFan said on 10/Jul/05
Justin Chatwin and Tom Cruise were eye to eye in certain scenes in "War of the Worlds." However, it was very clear from other shots that Chatwin was 2-3 inches taller than him. Were they trying to give Cruise the appearance of someone taller? He looks like 5'7 or 5'8 at the very most. One thing that always confused me about Cruise was "Risky Business." He was a couple inches taller than Rebecca DeMornay even with her 3-4 inch heels and she's listed as 5'6-5'6.5. Was he wearing lifts then? He looks the same height as Spielberg who's 5'7.5.
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
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!
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.

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