How tall is Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise's Height

5ft 7 ¾ (172.1 cm)

American actor best known for starring in films like Top Gun, Rain Man, Mission Impossible, Jerry Maguire and Minority Report. The Biggest star in Hollywood has attracted a myriad of articles that never cease to highlight his 'apparent' lack of height, even going so far as to claim Tom is seeking advice over a potential quarter inch loss in stature. Tom's height is regularly listed as being 5ft 7, although back in the 1980's he was being commonly referred to as an average 5ft 8 or 9, a height which Tom himself was quoted saying in 1988: "I have always been pretty much the same weight, 147 pounds - at 5 feet 9 inches" and in another article from 1988, it mentioned: "Incredibly average, except for the devilish grin and the ice-blue eyes. Now you know, so stop asking: That's how Tom Cruise really looks. At about 5-foot-8 and 160 pounds, he's in decent shape, but no hunk."

Nicole Kidman once mentioned that when filming Days of Thunder "They had me in really flat shoes, but you could still see I was taller than him. I'd prefer to be smaller, but I don't mind. I like the fact that he's one of the most famous actors in the world and can work with anybody - but he doesn't mind working with an actress who's taller." After their divorce, she joked "Now I can wear heels again". That film's Producer - Don Simpson - also couldn't resist a jibe: "I'll never put Tom Cruise down. He's already kinda short."

However, Scottish comedian Billy Connolly piped in on the topic, laughing at the notion Tom was some sort of pint-sized midget, exclaiming that "Tom was at least 5ft 10...[he's a] Smashing guy. Everybody thinks he's a small guy. He's not. I think they would like him to be wee. I think they're jealous b**tards.". Another actress who worked on Eyes Wide Shut with Tom, also revealed that "We started chatting and I cheekily said, 'So how tall are you? C'mon... back to back!' And he did! Answer: he's a smidge taller than me and I'm 5'7 ¾. Myth dispelled - he's not 5'2!"

Richard Harris seemingly thought the opposite, saying: "You have guys like Tom Cruise, who's a midget, and he has eight bodyguards, all 6-feet-10, which makes him even more diminutive. He disappears behind them. It's an absolute joke." This mind-set was shared by chat-show host Paul O'Grady who was astounded when he met Tom, saying "He was minute. Honestly, he looked like a Borrower. I wanted to say, "Come on, where's the real Tom? Why have they sent along a mini-me?"

There is never-ending speculation as to whether he wears lifts or elevated boots, even some magazines falsely crediting an innocuous pair of Air Force One sneakers as some form of thick wedged elevator sneaker. However, for Interview with the Vampire, it was reported at the time that Tom requested Elevator Shoes to look taller beside Brad Pitt.

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Tom and Rosamund Pike, Katie Holmes and Cameron Diaz
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Average Guess (600 Votes)
5ft 7.24in (170.8cm)
Lapinux said on 14/Aug/18
At age 56 and doing stunts for decades I believe he might have lost 5 mm or so. 172 - 172.5 cm peak
171.5 - 172 cm nowadays
CDS said on 12/Aug/18
I realize this is more Pitt related than cruise related, but is it possible that letterman was referring to Pitt being thin, not his height?😂 as for mcconaughey, yes it was awkward, just funny someone finally called him out on it...if you're saying you're 5'11.75", you're saying you're SIX FEET!??😂😂
grizz said on 11/Aug/18
@Rob, are you absolutely sure he hasn't lost any height,not even a quarter of inch? He's 56 and has been doing stunts for decades.
Editor Rob
He might have lost a few mm's, but I don't think he really has lost anything noticeable.
Rising - 174 cm said on 10/Aug/18
@CDS: I think Letterman said it about Pitt to Julia Roberts when Julia was promoting the film. The McConaughey thing was awkward lol. Letterman making the face and interrupting him with "five ten!" while Matthew pretended he didn't hear it, but got quieter and said "never been 6 feet." He's actually said that exact quote for years. There's an interview he did for U-571 where he makes a point of saying he's "5-11 3/4, not 6 feet." At least he's consistent lol.
CDS said on 9/Aug/18
@rising: what's this about letterman calling him tiny when "the Mexican" came out?? I totally don't remember that? But it reminds me of the infamous incident with Matthew mcconaughey not too long ago, when Dave said to his face, he thought he was only 5'10", right after Matthew told him he was 6 ft (or his monogrammed bathroom robe height of 5'11.75") 😂
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 9/Aug/18
@cmillzz

Almost a couple inches, she's 6'0" and he's 5'10.5"
houss said on 8/Aug/18
One of the best actors in history he's so underestimate , he doesn't look short in movies he looks around 175 cm which is normal
ABD said on 8/Aug/18
for me he is 5'8 and not shorter at all ...
I like this man a lot
cmillzz said on 7/Aug/18
@Christian, didn’t you say your mother is a couple inches taller than your father?
viper said on 6/Aug/18
Thats funny. Jagger looks tallish because he's so skinny
Rising - 174 cm said on 6/Aug/18
@Hijo: That's a good point. I think Tom just wants to promote his films for the most part. I'd say Pitt looks 13-14 cm taller there. I've seen Cruise and Katie barefoot at the beach back when she was pregnant. I don't know what Pitt would or wouldn't do, but it's possible things like Letterman calling him tiny when The Mexican came out and Kelly Brook calling him short have made him height conscious. Sometimes he's worn normal shoes to events like the Okja NY premiere, but he seems to favor heeled boots. If he wears internal lifts often then he hides them well or they're small enough to remain subtle.
MJKoP said on 6/Aug/18
Canson said on 5/Aug/18
@Brad: how tall did you think Pitt was when you met him?

Look at the 1/Aug comment very carefully...Brad met Cruise, not Pitt. :)
Bradley said on 6/Aug/18
I've never met Brad Pitt. I saw him at the Palm Springs film affair years ago. Wore custom whoppers in Pap shots I saw later...explained how he appeared 6 foot easy. Cruise I met in Denver at a Starcon 25 years ago, one foot away....5-8.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 6/Aug/18
@Westworlder

Like Rob said, I think it's more about guys having taller wives/girlfriends. Look at guys like Mick Jagger and Rod Stewart, they're both about 5'10" yet they've gotten flak by the media about their height at some point. A 5'10" celebrity without a taller wife or girlfriend would never get described as short.
Hijoputamus said on 6/Aug/18
Rising, Tom is surely sick about people asking his height. Obviously when you are short that question is not a nice one and especially if asked too many times. Yeah, Pitt doesn’t look 17cm taller than Jen, does he? Even when he has foot advantage. You are proving me right. Search Tom Cruise barefoot and see what I mean. Pics of him barefoot at Disney. Also There were pics of Tom barefoot beside his wife and a lot of people all in shoes. I posted it long time ago. That’s what I mean, Pitt would never do that. You say Pitt wears regular shoes at events? Really? Lol
Canson said on 5/Aug/18
@Brad: how tall did you think Pitt was when you met him?
Rising - 174 cm said on 4/Aug/18
@Hijo: I don't know, isn't Achilles supposed to be tall like most Greek heroes? Sometimes that comes from the star, but other times that's the directors idea. If he is that insecure, it's just odd to me he'd wear normal dress shoes promoting that film on Conan's show no less. Would being barefoot reveal much more than low cut shoes with no socks like this?: Click Here Pitt might very well be as height conscious as you and others think, but if anything, I find it much more strange we haven't seen a height claim from Pitt since 1987. Though Tom's last known claim is '88 and it's even been alleged interviewers agree not to ask him about his height as a condition of interviewing him. I do believe Tom's only issue with height is due to the press and his image and I could imagine him not caring in private.

@Arch: Which part of the video are you talking about? They look pretty close to me in general. I don't think Tom looked taller in the 80's than he does now seeing him back then with Robin Williams, Frank Sinatra and Robert Duvall or in early films like Losin' It and even A Few Good Men where you could say he looks around 5'7" with Kevin Bacon. I think you could always argue he was no taller than Lewis Hamilton, Spielberg and even Bruckheimer. He's an age where height loss could go either way.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Aug/18
On Youtube check out Cruise and Corden's skydiving video. If Corden is 5 ft 8 and a bit of change Tom honestly looked nearer 5 ft 7 flat to me. Doesn't he do his own stunts? He's mid 50s now, not impossible he's lost some height.
Hijoputamus said on 3/Aug/18
@Rising, you don’t get it. Cruise does not hide his real height and Pitt does for some reason.
Cruise has been barefoot in public and You will never see Brad barefoot in public beside people. Not even that one time in Montecarlo with Damon and Clooney both barefoot. In Troy he worse boots instead of sandals as absolutely everyone else. That’s what I meant. Cruise wears lifts elevators etc but he can be barefoot no problem...Pitt would never ever do that.
Westworlder said on 3/Aug/18
The amount of height shaming he gets for being borderline-5'8 is just pathetic/horrible. If that's what Hollywood thinks of guys at 5'8, I can't imagine what they (so far, secretly) think of guys like Bruno Mars.

Completely unfair.
Editor Rob
Height has always been an easy target and was more visible because of taller partners like Katie and Nicole.
MJKoP said on 2/Aug/18
freelegion said on 1/Aug/18
how tall are former members of the Brat Pack like Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Rob Lowe, Sean Penn? All pals of Cruise from the 80's.


They are all upper right hand corner of screen feet and 'Google Custom Search' inches tall.
Rising - 174 cm said on 2/Aug/18
Tom has worn outright elevators and lifts much more than Pitt who prefers boots with heels a bit bigger than typical or about 1.5" on average and near 2" on occasion. Tom has been more height conscious the last decade and was during his marriage to Nicole and transition to more of an action star. He did surprisingly wear only 1.5 to 2 cm sneakers to the Tropic Thunder premiere even with Katie in at least 8 cm heels and you can see him liftless for films like A Few Good Men, but he also wore cowboy boots in the early 90's and Cuban heels in The Color of Money. Ironically, Tom wore lifts in Interview with the Vampire specifically so he wouldn't look short next to Pitt.
freelegion said on 1/Aug/18
how tall are former members of the Brat Pack like Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Rob Lowe, Sean Penn? All pals of Cruise from the 80's.
Kev said on 1/Aug/18
i do find it weird how a supposedly 5'11 Brad Pitt or Jude Law wear lifts despite being average height.

Cruise is 5'7. Lower end of average. A lot of guys his height.
Bradley said on 1/Aug/18
The Hippo is correct,he was not wearing anything Pitt wears when I met him about 25 years ago. Von wears whoppahs 24/7 365.
Hijoputamus said on 31/Jul/18
Tom is a legit guy. He wears all kinds of tricks to be taller BUT he doesn’t have height issues at all. He has been barefoot many times with people in shoes around him and in public. The one with height issues is Brad Pitt. You will never see him barefoot beside anyone. He even wears lifts in the beach!
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 30/Jul/18
Tom, Hnery Cavill and Simon Pegg recently went to Korea promote latest M.I movie and they three was on the popular Running Man show we can see whats on their feet. Def a 2" lift on Tom and that 6'4 1/2 listed slender tall Lee Kwang Soo look massive edging Cavill really a 4" and Tom look shrimpy next to him.
Big Jay said on 30/Jul/18
Hey Rob! It's been forever. Hope you and Jenny have been well. Was just going through the internet the other day and found this. I'm still 171/172 CM! Click Here
Editor Rob
Yeah, you ain't at the stage of height loss quite yet! Tom though is now in that 55-60 range, but he looks 5-10 years younger, and physically probably fitter and more agile than most 40 year old men!
Son Goku said on 30/Jul/18
5'7-5'7.25"/170-171cm.
Tall Sam said on 29/Jul/18
Interesting he looks really closer than expected to 5'7" with Sean Penn in Taps, Penn rarely looks tall near his co-stars.
Jaison said on 27/Jul/18
Rob do you think he wears elevator shoes when filming movies? Like in action scenes?
Editor Rob
more normal scenes...boots for action shots. Lifts are out of the question for some stunts.
Leo2001 said on 27/Jul/18
Sean Penn and Tom Cruise in Taps(1981)

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Warren said on 27/Jul/18
@Benny
But you can't prove it with a picture
Rising - 174 cm said on 25/Jul/18
@Peter175: I agree, but Tom was also wearing his elevator shoes: Click Here Click Here They're not huge, but a classic elevator shoe nonetheless. Tom wears those a lot the last few years. Fallon is definitely in the 5'11"-5'11.5" range(I've seen him next to people I know) and Tom looks at least 3" shorter. Tom didn't look any taller in the 80's, here he is with Robin Williams: Click Here Robin was never any taller than 5'7" flat. I think Tom has always been 5'7.5" since he finished growing.
Peter175 said on 24/Jul/18
Latest vid of him with 5'11.5 (At most) Jimmy Fallon

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Don't think he's lost much height, still looks a strong 5ft7
Rourke said on 24/Jul/18
Thought he was gonna be like 5’6”
Benny said on 23/Jul/18
I met him three years ago. I'm 5'11. No way he's over 5'6.
ana said on 22/Jul/18
peak 170 now more 168 cms
Rising - 174 cm said on 15/Jul/18
@Pierre: I mean pretty close to average. Decent as I used it can be used to describe an objective quantity of something, rather than a value judgement. In Tom's case, I didn't mean anything other than he's not that short. With that said, most people do consider being taller more desirable except for abnormally tall. The way the press treats Tom is proof of this and the fact Tom claimed to be 5'9" and wears lifts shows he would like to be taller. Of course, this depends on your build, proportions etc. While I'd generally like to be 6'2" or at least 6'0", I'm currently too thin to look good above 5'10" so I'd need to bulk up.
Pierre said on 13/Jul/18
@Rising 174 =Rising i don't understand why you write "decent height",tall guys have some physical advantages ,short guys have some physical advantages.
Cheap Thrills said on 13/Jul/18
172-173cm peak.
171-172cm today.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 9/Jul/18
Take off his 2.25" lift he could be measure right at 5'7, not sure already down as low as 169cm.
Devil said on 8/Jul/18
Tom is not so small but he's just not tall enough to be a 5'8 guy,so that means short legs and 169cm tall for exactly to be precise or one hundred %, that's 100%. That's 100% the truth. Trust me ladies and gentlemen.
Rising - 174 cm said on 5/Jul/18
Yeah, he generally looks a decent height. I still think he's about 5'7.5" or 171 cm minimum and 172 cm max. I don't understand the height loss speculation either. It's not like you could see 1/4" loss anyway and frankly, he could look shorter in the 80's and early 90's than he often does today. It should suffice to say he doesn't look to have lost noticeable height. Look at him with a 5'10" Kevin Bacon in A Few Good Men for one example or another example would be Tom looking slightly shorter than 5'8" Sean Penn in Taps. Nowadays, he can look 174 cm, maybe 175 cm with good posture and lifts.
KH said on 4/Jul/18
Enough with the hate. Cruise is clearly taller then a lot of guys in the weak 5'7 range. All those women in the pictures are tall and in some kind of heel. Thats how he got the reputation for being really short dating Nicole Kidman. He then followed it up by dating other tall women. Cruise holds his own with guys in the 5'9-5'10 range without looking tiny.
MAD SAM said on 2/Jul/18
He genuinely looks 170 cm man Rob maybe downgrade Tom ?
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 2/Jul/18
@lolitsme Its rare that Big Tom forgotten to fit in his 2" lift. I would say 5'7 peak and he might be dipping in 5'6 1/2 now.
Robby Harris said on 1/Jul/18
I'm absolutely certain he's taller than just a flat 5'7". I wouldn't go below 171 cm, simply because he can often look a decent 5'8" range in footwear that doesn't look to hold much of a lift, if any. A 172 cm guy would likely hit 174 cm in the morning...perhaps his claim was a morning height rounded up, which is obviously unacceptable by Celebheights standards :-)
sowhat said on 28/Jun/18
if he is really 1.72 that's not short. I don't get it why some of you call him short. You know what? take out a ruler and put it against the wall, then mark 1.72. See? It's not that short, its pretty decent. Most of you have never measured yourselves the proper way and you think you are taller than what you really are. I know a lot of people who think that they are 1.80 and when they get measured correctly it comes out that they are 1.76-7
lolitsme said on 26/Jun/18
5'7 barefoot, i met him once im 5'10 (i had 3cm shoe do i was 5'11), he was in flat shoe and looked good 4 inches shorter :)
MJKoP said on 24/Jun/18
Dream(5'9.5") said on 22/Jun/18
Jack Reacher (in the books) was supposedly 1.96 cm (or possibly 6'5.25"). I'm surprised they casted Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher.


Well, it brings a whole new meaning to the name "Reacher". It's what Tom does when he wants something on the top shelf! :P
Dream(5'9.5") said on 22/Jun/18
Jack Reacher (in the books) was supposedly 1.96 cm (or possibly 6'5.25"). I'm surprised they casted Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher.

The only actor who seems like the right size for Jack Reacher, would be 'Tom Hopper.'
MAD SAM said on 17/Jun/18
At least he doesn’t use massive lifts like RJD
HonestSlovene said on 16/Jun/18
171.5 cm absolute max today, 172 cm peak.
Peter175 said on 12/Jun/18
dont think big tom has shrunken much if any. still looks near 5ft8
Leno179 said on 10/Jun/18
5'7
Parker said on 10/Jun/18
Dmeyer said on 6/Jun/18
Today 5'7,5 make sense peak 5'7,75

Bang on Dmeyer, and I know you have met him. Close to 5'10 in his enhanced footwear against DiCaprio
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Dmeyer said on 6/Jun/18
Today 5'7,5 make sens peak 5'7,75 , in person could look 5'9 like 5'10 shoes on , in boots that wont give more than 2-2,25in so 5'7 flat is unlikely
6ftMedium said on 1/Jun/18
How could you think he is 5'7,5" or 5'8"
Almost everyone knows he is 5'7 and he accepts that and wear lifts
Robby Harris said on 27/May/18
@Jeff P: How do you know he didn't get a little taller after high school? Assuming you only knew him throughout that time period...

Consistently looks above 5'7", but below 5'8" when his special footwear decides to take a nap. Imo, 171-172 cm is on the money (sans lifts).
James Edward Crowley said on 25/May/18
Rob is Tom Cruise really a 5ft 8in man in pictures he really does look close to your height he is not the 5ft 7in he is listed as he is definitely above 5ft 7in if he stood next to men in the 5ft 7in range he would look taller than them,It would be good if you had a chance to meet him one day have and him stand for a picture before you measure him to prove if he is really is near your height.
Editor Rob
I'd be more suprised if he measured 5ft 7 flat than 5ft 8 flat...but I still think he probably would fall just shy of it.
Leno179 said on 22/May/18
He is not anywhere above 5'7
MAD SAM said on 21/May/18
Yea 3500th comment 😎
Editor Rob
And that's not including all the ones that were lost!
JB said on 20/May/18
If Tom was 5'8" he would get almost no flak for being short. But poor ol' Tom is 5'7", and the one inch does make a big difference especially in Hollywood.
Jeff P. said on 20/May/18
I went to high school with Tom. 5'7" is accurate.

He's really an extremely nice guy too!
Isaac Bakhturidze said on 17/May/18
Looked 5"10 at least in Mission Impossible 2. He doesn not look short but is not 172cm either.
Bradly said on 16/May/18
Portman cancel out to a Tom boot. Tom 5-8, the wild one 5 6.5.
Parham Khoshbakht said on 14/May/18
He might even be taller than they say. I'm like 5'8". I think he's actually close to my size but he might even be taller.
MJKoP said on 13/May/18
Bradly said on 8/May/18
5-7 makes the wild one from the Bronx really short.


Glenn cited Tom appearing taller than him in the photos as being due to "lifts, posture, and pavement". Nowadays he's much more humble....on behalf of Mr. Cruise, giving the man "5-9", and of course always remaining at a constant "im 5-8" for himself.
Parker said on 13/May/18
Glek77 said on 11/May/18
He's 5.6 at max

Impossible. DeCaprio will be standing over 6 foot in almost any type of footwear, which means Tom will be close to 5'10 here. He may well be wearing lifts, but they won't be giving him 4 inches

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Again, Ben Stiller will be 5'7 in his foowear. Tom at a max of 5'6 will need Rob to overhaul the site.

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Khaled Taban said on 12/May/18
5'7.5" maximum
Glek77 said on 11/May/18
He's 5.6 at max
Leno said on 9/May/18
Not anywhere above 170 cm
Bradly said on 8/May/18
5-7 makes the wild one from the Bronx really short.
Tomassino said on 7/May/18
Hey Rob, what would you guess is Tom's face length from menton to hairline and the breadth of face as well?
Editor Rob
Menton to hair might be 7.5-7.75 range, I am not sure on face breadth though
6ftSlim said on 28/Apr/18
Looks exactly 5'7"
Smiles03 said on 24/Apr/18
5'8 with shoes 5'9 with boots and 5'7 barefoot
JB said on 24/Apr/18
Lawrence, you are correct. I beleive he's around 5'7" to 5'7 1/4. Lowest I can possibly see for him is 5'6.5" because he's really not that short. Tom is a average-short guy, not a short-short guy. Atleast that's the way I picture him. Then again he could be 4'10" without his shoes for all I know.
DingleBerry said on 24/Apr/18
If this guy was really over 5"7,his height would never have become such a big deal.Fact.
Editor Rob
It's harder to be critical of something like Scientology than it is to have little digs at a far easier target - his height...which incidentally has had little effect on his career. Being under average didn't stop him from becoming one of the most bankable stars over the last 30 years.
EthanCouch said on 23/Apr/18
Do you think he could possibly be around 5’8 at times Rob?
Editor Rob
Can he look 5ft 8-8.5 at times? Absolutely...is it because of a little help? I think many people believe that, the question is how big is the help!
Yht said on 23/Apr/18
No taller than 5'7 and that is most generous
Lawrence said on 22/Apr/18
If you guys can't clearly see in these pics of him with his women that he is wearing lift and that his footwear is suspect you def need glasses. Katie at 5'9 plus 2.5" inch heels brings her to 5'11.5" ,tom is 2.5 shorter that brings him to 5'9....but he is wearing 1.75" custom shoes. He ALWAYS wears cuatomized footwear to gain height. Look at the arch or top of his foot it follows an unatural height. So with all that tom is no taller than 5'7 1/4"
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 22/Apr/18
@5'9 dude

I think a big reason he's portrayed as short is because he dated/married taller women in the past. Similar to Mick Jagger and Rod Stewart.
Isaac Hamilton said on 21/Apr/18
No shorter than 5ft 8. He is just the most popular "short" actor in Hollywood and everyone started to bring Tom as an example of a short hollywood actor. He a little on the short side but comon how could lifts get him up to Brad Pitts height in the early 2000s. Lifts could gain him a max of 6cm and for him to reach Brad Pitts height with shoes on he has to be around 172-173cm barefeet.
5'9 dude said on 20/Apr/18
@JB, I completely agree , I think 172 area is still within a sort of average range I guess , but because it is under the actual average height in America , articles and media would poke fun at it ,because they can't poke fun at anything else and obviously the fact he's a massive Hollywood actor.
MJKoP said on 17/Apr/18
James B 170.8cm said on 15/Apr/18
Rob if cruise weighed say 196 pounds would he be classed as a 'hunk' perhaps?

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Warren said on 14/Apr/18
Bieber looks becoming like Tom Cruise face btw

wat
James B 170.8cm said on 15/Apr/18
Rob if cruise weighed say 196 pounds would he be classed as a 'hunk' perhaps?
Editor Rob
He might be classed as chunky if it was excess fat and not solid muscle...but I'm sure many women already think he's a hunky guy.
Warren said on 14/Apr/18
Bieber looks becoming like Tom Cruise face btw
Yht said on 14/Apr/18
He looks 5'7 most to me
Parker said on 2/Apr/18
JB said on 31/Mar/18
Really there's no mystery.

Correct. Here he is with Cameron Diaz. Barefoot I think Cruise would be a smidge taller. He's wearing a 2 inch boot taking his height close to 5'10, whereas she is wearing a shoe that would give her 3 inches. Hence, Cruise is slightly shorter. No mystery, but the press can't get their heads round it. They have brainwashed themselves.

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Bradly said on 31/Mar/18
He'd edge out the Biebster by a noticed amount.....Cruise has great posture.
JB said on 31/Mar/18
5'8" is still an average height, although it's at the lower end of it. That being said, I think Cruise is a solid 5'7", but not that close to 5'8". Maybe out of bed, but not by midday. He's probably a little over 5'7". If he wears a pair of shoes with even an inch of heel, he can give off an average height look, which is how so many people are baffled by how much taller he looks in person. Really there's no mystery.

He's not super short, but short enough that the media decided it was the one thing they could make fun of him for. So, of course, his shortness has been exaggerated over the years.
Inam said on 31/Mar/18
5'6 not more nor less
HonestSlovene said on 30/Mar/18
Also his eyes are hazel (commenting the article from 1988).
HonestSlovene said on 30/Mar/18
He's Bieber range, 5'7"-5'8", fractions could be discussed up to 0.5 of an inch.
M58 said on 25/Mar/18
I’d love to see a barefoot Cruise and Rob standing next to each other. Never going to happen of course lol 😂
Bradly said on 5/Mar/18
Cruise had Hoffman by 3" all through Rain Man. 5-8.
Josh9 said on 1/Mar/18
@Yuval you realize what you just said doesn’t make any sense, right? calling a 5’8 guy short is like calling a 5’10 guy tall...

Anyway, I have to admit I’m a bit surprised to see that Tom cruise is listed at 5’7.75” on here. I didn’t think he was that tall, but who knows.
Yuval said on 25/Feb/18
So if you are 5'8 you are considers short vs if you are 5'9 it is considers average. Kind of cruel to be under 5'9..
pat6ft said on 23/Feb/18
i think he is 5ft 6.5 barefoot he doesnt look very tall in pictures and his hair probably adds at least 0.5 inches to his batrefoot height i know my hair adds a quarter of an inch but i don't say im 6ft0.25 i say what i actually am 6ft0.0! and for the lifts lol i cant even comment lol but he is an awesome action movie star loved mission impossible!
MJKoP said on 21/Feb/18
Spike said on 19/Feb/18
I can cut through all the bull and tell you as someone how has worked with him twice that he is no taller than Al



Who is 'Al'? If you mean Pacino, then you are 100% wrong.
Spike said on 19/Feb/18
I can cut through all the bull and tell you as someone how has worked with him twice that he is no taller than Al
Bradly said on 18/Feb/18
5' 9" for Cruise any year is laughing gas.
MJKoP said on 16/Feb/18
Bradly said on 14/Feb/18
This height has been on the money for years. I agreed with the G on this one too. He really has no appearance of "short" if you meet him. Dress boots, not much wedge, great posture.

Only problem is that G claims 5'9" for Tom now. Gotta compensate for that '09 measurement in NYC.
Bradly said on 14/Feb/18
This height has been on the money for years. I agreed with the G on this one too. He really has no appearance of "short" if you meet him. Dress boots, not much wedge, great posture.
MJKoP said on 10/Feb/18
Editor Rob said on 8/Feb/18
I couldn't believe either that an algorithm would class Tom as a 'Tall actor'! Tom wouldn't complain of course and I daren't click 'feedback' to spoil the illusion ;)

Well, they *can* work in unexpected ways and sometimes counter-intuitive ways. For example, if enough articles with a headline including "tall actors" mention Tom Cruise in it, or a phrase akin to "...despite not being a tall actor, Tom Cruise....", it can seriously skewer algorithmic results.

Either that, or a google employee is having a clever laugh. :D
MJKoP said on 7/Feb/18
@Rob - Wow....I thought you had 'shopped that! They must use different search algorithms for their mobile versions!! :O
Editor Rob
I couldn't believe either that an algorithm would class Tom as a 'Tall actor'! Tom wouldn't complain of course and I daren't click 'feedback' to spoil the illusion ;)
Paul Wood said on 7/Feb/18
Isn't 5ft 7in quite a common male height - approximately at the 20th percentile so that means one in five men are that height or shorter? That's a lot of men if you apply it to a population of several million. 5ft 6in is at the 1Oth percentile and 5ft 5in is at the 5th percentile. An adult male is considered to be short stature if he's less than 5ft 5in. I have obtained this information from medical websites featuring height percentile calculators. I think a lot of people forget that with any average adult height for any given country, 50% of adults are below average height, but most are still considered to be within the normal adult RANGE. I think some people like to make shorter people feel like they're somehow abnormal when they're not. Tom is shorter than average but not unusually so.
Paul Wood said on 7/Feb/18
I think he's no taller than 5ft 7.5in.
MJKoP said on 6/Feb/18
Google can be quite the hoot sometimes:

'Straight Celebs'
Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Stephen Hawking

'Homosexual Celebs'
Fred Phelps, Mike Pence, Marvin Gaye
MJKoP said on 6/Feb/18
Martin Short....I see what you did there, Rob.
Editor Rob
I didn't do anything :)
You can try on a phone using Google, a phrase like famous star heights brings up the carousels further down a page...

You'll also see Tall Celebrities as a suggestion, with Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj as 'Tall' Celebs 😂
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 4/Feb/18
@Rob

What's also funny is that Adam McKay's in the "short" category yet he's allegedly 6'5".
Editor Rob
Yeah, he's the opposite of short!
Editor Rob said on 4/Feb/18
Nice trolling from Tom on Google 😅

Clearly everybody is wrong about him!

Bradly said on 31/Jan/18
I'd give him a shot at 5-8 in power stance in '93. As listed. I agree with the G on this one.
Rising - 174 cm said on 31/Jan/18
It varies. If you watch The Firm, he can look more than an inch shorter than 5'9" Ed Harris when they're walking side by side, but if Gene Hackman was still around 6'2" then they make Tom look about 5'9" with him as Hackman never looks more than 5" taller. But then in Jack Reacher, I think he was looking taller than 5'8" Rosamund Pike, or at least as tall. I don't quite remember the difference with Emily Blunt, though in Edge of Tomorrow.

I think he and Spielberg were the same: Click Here Same with Lewis Hamilton: Click Here Click Here

Tom dropping a bit of height with his stance with Spielberg and the ground advantage for Hamilton in the first pic makes him look a bit shorter, but all things being equal, I think they'd be indistinguishable. Same with a prime Jerry Bruckheimer in equal footwear, but Tom can easily look average height on screen. He just doesn't have the proportions of a man 5'7" flat or less. 171 cm minimum.
Parker said on 31/Jan/18
Darius said on 30/Jan/18
Most here believe that Tom Cruise 5'7.5" which is the most reasonable guess for Cruise. 5'7.75" seems a bit too high. Maybe even if he were 5'7.75", there is absolutely zero chance Cruise is 5'8"(Except morning height, Of Course!)

There's zero chance of him being 5'9 IMO, but zero chance of him being 173? Less than a cm Rob has him listed at? I would not bet on it.
Darius said on 30/Jan/18
Most here believe that Tom Cruise 5'7.5" which is the most reasonable guess for Cruise. 5'7.75" seems a bit too high. Maybe even if he were 5'7.75", there is absolutely zero chance Cruise is 5'8"(Except morning height, Of Course!)
Isaac 5'10 said on 28/Jan/18
I'd go 5'7.5". Slightly less obvious about his lift wearing than RDJ
Starlo said on 28/Jan/18
@Aaron Yes, and let's conveniently forget about the 2-3 inch platform shoes he wears...
Psychedelic Earth 187 said on 27/Jan/18
I'm thinking physical prime might've even been as low as 170. font let his chiselled jawline and elevator shoes fool you.
Anonim said on 25/Jan/18
Tom is standing next to Spielberg (170cm) Click Here Click Here , between them there is a difference of 1-2 cm.
I do not agree with you, Robb.
Editor Rob
From all the photos out there of them, I think Tom can seem overall slightly taller.
Psychedelic Earth 187 said on 25/Jan/18
I used to think 5’8” was possible but in “interview with vampire” brad pitt towered him so they dug a trench for brad to walk in.
Sonnecker said on 24/Jan/18
In the past I thought him as a 168 cm tall, 5'6", but since years I'm convinced he's a little over 5'7".
171 cm's my opinion.
Aaron said on 22/Jan/18
he just looks shorter than he is because all the women are wearing like 4inch high heels
MJKoP said on 21/Jan/18
Parker said on 21/Jan/18
EthanCouch74 said on 20/Jan/18
He wears elevator shoes and shoe lifts to appear taller almost all the time I’d say his real height is 5’5.

If your correct, all I would say to this is he must be a magician as well as an actor. Looking 5'10 here against a 5'7 (in shoes) Ben Stiller, he'd have to have a hidden pair of stilts under his trousers to get from 5'5 to 5'10.
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Yeah, it baffles me that so many seriously think Cruise is shorter than Stiller...even some people here - and just chalk the condtradictory photographic evidence up 'lifts'.
Parker said on 21/Jan/18
EthanCouch74 said on 20/Jan/18
He wears elevator shoes and shoe lifts to appear taller almost all the time I’d say his real height is 5’5.

If your correct, all I would say to this is he must be a magician as well as an actor. Looking 5'10 here against a 5'7 (in shoes) Ben Stiller, he'd have to have a hidden pair of stilts under his trousers to get from 5'5 to 5'10.
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EthanCouch74 said on 20/Jan/18
He wears elevator shoes and shoe lifts to appear taller almost all the time I’d say his real height is 5’5.
joel said on 20/Jan/18
where there's smoke, there's fire. he's 5'7.
MJKoP said on 19/Jan/18
Jay L. said on 17/Jan/18
Tom may as well be a Giant. His on screen persona is bigger than life! I pray that he finds his path to Jesus Christ for the true purpose his life could be.

No....just no. There are plenty of other websites for that. Leave it out of this.
Jay L. said on 17/Jan/18
Tom may as well be a Giant. His on screen persona is bigger than life! I pray that he finds his path to Jesus Christ for the true purpose his life could be.
MJKoP said on 16/Jan/18
When Richard Harris made that statement, he might've been barely an inch taller than Cruise in his best lifts and posture.
robson said on 15/Jan/18
He must fight for his 5'9. Maybe he is in shoes, like I'm 6'0.5 in shoes while barefoot 5'11 and I claim "I'm 6'0 footter". Way to go mr.Cruise!
Parker said on 13/Jan/18
Peter175 said on 13/Jan/18
Katie claimed 5'8 before so she could be a 5'8 changer easily. well she's still over an inch taller than tom barefoot (maybe more like 1.5)

Agree to disagree - She had less than an inch on him in the barefoot pic IMO.
Peter175 said on 13/Jan/18
Katie claimed 5'8 before so she could be a 5'8 changer easily. well she's still over an inch taller than tom barefoot (maybe more like 1.5)
Darius said on 10/Jan/18
@Parker
Agreed.
But I think then there is a good case of Katie Holmes being 5'8.5"(174cm) than 5'9" as listed considering her claiming 5'9" and 5'8" on various occasions. I am not just saying this just because to support my theory of Tom at 5'7.5" , its bcz I've seen several supporting proofs for putting Katie at 5'8.5". But in the end its like you said: its all about the opinions.
Darius said on 10/Jan/18
@Parker
Agreed.
But I think then there is a good case of Katie Holmes being 5'8.5"(174cm) than 5'9" considering her claiming 5'9" and 5'8" on various occasions. I am not just saying this not cuz to support my theory of Tom at 5'7.5" , its bcz I've seen several supporting for putting Katie at 5'8.5". But in the end its like you said: its all about the opinions.
Parker said on 10/Jan/18
@Darius,

ok - Its all about opinions. However, if you have seen the barefoot pic of Tom with Katie Holmes that has been posted on here a number of times, Katie cannot be more than 5'8.5 if you think Tom is 5'7.5, and not the 5'9 Rob has her listed at.
Height said on 9/Jan/18
170 cm for Tom Cruise
Anonymous said on 8/Jan/18
5'7.5 imo

Anything higher seems generous, but going lower seems unrealistic.
Darius said on 8/Jan/18
@Parker:
Maybe you have a point.Still, Cruise having extra footwear in some way is very likely and it sure is. Also take into account that Big Jay also confirmed Tom is max.Jay's height i.e. 5'7.75" tops.But if Cruise is 5'7.75" as listed above, he is aint far off from 5'7". And honestly 5'7.5" is much better fit for Cruise. Even 171 cm is arguable. 5'8" is far fetched by a long shot, at least for me. Robert Downey Jr. And Tom Cruise are both surely under 5'8"(at least by 0.25") mark for sure even in their prime, IMHO.
Parker said on 7/Jan/18
@ Darius

I always felt Cruise had a solid inch on 5'7 listed Michael Pena.
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If you google Pena with Danny Trejo a flat 5'7 for Pena looks right, and the Pena page seems to confirm it.
Peter175 said on 6/Jan/18
I think its too much but just by a little bit. Tom has rarely ever looked a 5'8 guy so I don't think he'd measure this close to it. IMO he's looked more 5'7 flat than 5'8 flat if you ask me, since hes always looked noticably shorter than 5'8 flaters and at times can look the same as 5'7 flatters (like Robin williams), but i know 170 is a bit too low. He gets the same 5'7.5 from me he's always gotten
Darius said on 6/Jan/18
@Parker:
The tallest 170cm man I've ever seen.

While with those pics you definitely have a point, do you think Cruise being like 0.75" taller than 5'7", would be much of a difference even in those photos? After all, Tom Cruise is surely only like 0.75"max taller than 5'7" anyway as listed above. I still believe Cruise at 5'7.5". Maybe a quarter more is a possibility.
Parker said on 6/Jan/18
Letorgi said on 5/Jan/18
Tom Cruise is 170 cm max

The tallest 170cm man I've ever seen.
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MJKoP said on 5/Jan/18
The Shredder said on 5/Jan/18
Exactly , not everything is racism. I personally think everybody is equally scum ;).


Yeah, I can't stand scum supremacy. :P
Letorgi said on 5/Jan/18
Tom Cruise is 170 cm max
The Shredder said on 5/Jan/18
Exactly , not everything is racism. I personally think everybody is equally scum ;).
Anonymous said on 4/Jan/18
Hey Rob, how many inches difference do you see here?
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Height aside, this has to be the best picture ever taken of a man. He was always very good looking and his charisma made him the star he is. I'd take Tom Cruise's height(which isn't even bad, he was probably 30-40 percentile in the 80s) if I had his face.
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Editor Rob: he's only a couple of inches shy of Pitt there...

it will be interesting to see how Tom's career goes over next 10 years. Many actors can continue action-thriller roles well into their 60's these days and make it believable, Tom still has the benefit of looking at least 5 years younger than he really is.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 3/Jan/18
@HonestSlovene

I agree, people nowadays overuse and misuse the word "racist" too much. It's not like you were saying that white guys are taller because they're superior compared to other races or anything.
MJKoP said on 2/Jan/18
There's plenty of racism on the internet and IRL these days. The comment from HonestSlovene on Dec. 26 wasn't remotely part of it. As 6footTom explained, HS was only speaking on behalf of the demographic Cruise happens to be a member of....so it makes perfect sense. Are the consensus studies of varying average heights among different races also racist? It's one of the many methods of presenting how above, below or otherwise close to average height any given person may be, by putting things into perspective via the usage of numerous variables. Nothing more it it than that - merely apples and oranges.
MJKoP said on 2/Jan/18
WhocareshowtallTomis said on 27/Dec/17

Most of us do. That's why we're here. *yawn*
HonestSlovene said on 2/Jan/18
@randomouser This racist stuff is low IQ and getting tiring. How old are you, 12?
HonestSlovene said on 2/Jan/18
@6footTom I agree 100% of course compared to the general us average, which is 5'9"-5'9.5" range he is more shortish, but still on the shorter side.
Darius said on 2/Jan/18
@andre:
No. Thats 100% impossible with all the prevailing evidences unless Tom has some high tech hidden 5 inch lifts LOL.
Even with all the room for doubt, I would give Tom Cruise min 5'7" and Max 5'7.5". Imo, Likely right on 171cm.
I think 172cm can be ruled out. Can we all agree on that or not?:)
andre said on 1/Jan/18
tom cruise is a weak 168cm barefoot
Jann said on 1/Jan/18
5'6" to 5'7"
6footTom said on 30/Dec/17
@randomuser

Tom Cruise is a white male, so I don't think it's necessarily racist to compare his height to the white average in the West and I'm speaking as an Asian minority living in America.
John said on 30/Dec/17
He's 5'7. Wears lifts.
Pope said on 30/Dec/17
170 cm closer
randomuser said on 29/Dec/17
HonestSlovene said on 26/Dec/17
@Bobby He's 5'7" on IMDB and honestly that closer to the truth. Also he isn't a midget but he's still short, 5'7" is short and 1 SD under the 5'10.25" young non shrinking white male average in the west.
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Only a racist would exclude minorities when determining the average height. The REAL average is 5'9. Get over it.
Tallish89 said on 28/Dec/17
Weak 5'8
WhocareshowtallTomis said on 27/Dec/17
All these celebs... every single one scrutinised over their height is literally a mission impossible ! .. 😉 to know for sure
Unless you can get Tom for example on a Stadiometer to record his correct height without footwear? It's always going to be unknown. Lifts, heels etc are always going to be worn by these smaller guys ... and really why not. The average person probably most of the time round their height up to another inch anyway.... just as do with their weight. Tom Cruise has done very well for a 5.6 -5.7 guy and proves one point perfectly. Short arses are usually much better looking guys too ! Elvis Presley excluded 😀👍🏻
HonestSlovene said on 26/Dec/17
@Bobby He's 5'7" on IMDB and honestly that closer to the truth. Also he isn't a midget but he's still short, 5'7" is short and 1 SD under the 5'10.25" young non shrinking white male average in the west.
6footTom said on 24/Dec/17
Guys, don't be jealous. Tom is clearly at least 6ft tall. ;)
Tamberlain said on 21/Dec/17
Wow, almost 500 votes... and Tom's clocking in at 5'7 1/4".


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Bobby said on 19/Dec/17
Lots of people say Tom has a diminutive height but he looks average in movies. Even Family Guy has made fun of his stature, but for a weak 5'8 guy, he doesn't look short. I don't know what his IMDB resume would say, but a figure of 5'8 would be honest for him. His stocky build makes him look shorter though.
MJKoP said on 19/Dec/17
Bugs said on 17/Dec/17
Can look 6 ft 1 in movies but possibly a little below that

Tom Cruise's height: 6'0.5"
Editor Rob: Oh, Hi Bugs, I mean Tom!


Tom? Tom who?? My guess is Tom Foolery. :D
Bugs said on 17/Dec/17
Can look 6 ft 1 in movies but possibly a little below that

Tom Cruise's height: 6'0.5"
Editor Rob: Oh, Hi Bugs, I mean Tom!
MAD SAM said on 15/Dec/17
171 cm at most
ALEXANDRE ALVES BR said on 15/Dec/17
5'7.25 it always looks a little above 5'7 plane
ALEXANDRE ALVES BR said on 15/Dec/17
I can not believe this listing ... 172 cms is such a normal height, I can not see why he is so insecure
Anonymous said on 13/Dec/17
Are wax models exaggerated in a height or are they similar rob ? if so I would say 172/173 area
Editor Rob: some people they certainly will try to measure. I'm sure Tom was one of those who agreed.
Parker said on 12/Dec/17
edge said on 11/Dec/17
Probably more like 5'6.5 these days

He's 55 not 85
edge said on 11/Dec/17
Probably more like 5'6.5 these days
Alixmage said on 10/Dec/17
I was within arms length of him at the Vanilla Sky premiere in London...he was more like 5'4
Anonymous said on 8/Dec/17
Doesn't he wear lifts? I thought he was 5'4 or 5'5
sumdude said on 4/Dec/17
Cruise is now 55 years old, I'm pretty sure he has lost quite a bit of height by now. My current guess is somewhere between 170cm-171cm. Give it 5-10 years and he'll dip below 170cm, no doubt.
Brad said on 2/Dec/17
With the right camera angles anybody can be an action star at any height...even the G-Man.
Anonymous said on 1/Dec/17
It just goes to show u don't have to be a 6.4 man in height to be in action films.
andre said on 28/Nov/17
Remove is lifts and he is about 168cm barefoot at night
Shawn said on 26/Nov/17
The funny thing is is that there's plenty of actors that are the same height or shorter than him that don't even get a fraction of the flack for their small stature that he does.

I honestly think it's just a combination of things that result in Tom's case. He's a handsome, leading man, action-type star that people expect to be taller than 5'7"/5'8". This has resulted in people having a perception that he's much shorter than he really is.
ALEXANDRE ALVES BR said on 26/Nov/17
Sincerely, Tom Cruise is too insecure with his height, it's ridiculous he's not even really short (under 5'7) ... I think he's 5'7-5 '7.25 no more.
James said on 26/Nov/17
5'7" was his peak height.
Male Alpha said on 23/Nov/17
In Person 5ft 7in 0r less
On Movies 5ft 9in
he has small shoulders
Editor Rob: small shoulders and a giant wallet.

I'll have that please!
Anonymous said on 23/Nov/17
5'7" only
James said on 22/Nov/17
He was exactly 5'7" at his peak.
Anonymous said on 20/Nov/17
I’d say 5.7 even
Brad said on 16/Nov/17
To Adam: Lovitz..."Yea dats right, 5-10".
adam said on 15/Nov/17
Tom is anywhere between 5'9.5" to 5'10"
Brad said on 14/Nov/17
James must work 4 da G
Peter said on 14/Nov/17
In the above pic if katie holmes will be without high heels then tom would be 1" taller than her.This proves that tom is 5'10".
Tom has everywhere claimed that he is 5'10" tall.Both Justin bieber and tom cruise have same height.
james said on 13/Nov/17
tom cruise is 5'10" without shoes as claimed by him.
Brad said on 13/Nov/17
Doesn't appear short in person at a weak 5-8 and good posture.
Tamberlain said on 11/Nov/17
He's pretty short. Looks like a little boy next to Katie Holmes in the pic at top!

Gonna say 5'7", give or take a fraction. That's if he's not wearing lifts.
MJKoP said on 10/Nov/17
@James B Either you are taller than you think, or you are a poor judge of height. Gaffney is actually taller than 5'5", go to his page; as Parker pointed out, he downgraded himself.
Hijopotamus said on 10/Nov/17
Tom Cruise have been barefoot in public so many times, no problem. He wears lifts and elevators, true, like everyone else BUT he doesn’t have height complex as Brad Pitt who we will never see barefoot besides anyone, not even on the beach.
James B said on 9/Nov/17
Any male actor who's below 6ft lies about their height.

Dean Gaffney (Eastenders) says he's 5ft 5 and he's maybe 5ft 4 on a good day. I met him in 2001 at the age of 20. I'm just over 5ft 8 and was at least 4 inches taller. Ryan Thomas (Coronation Street) says he's 5ft 9 but he's good inch shorter than me. I also met him in 2001.

Cruise appears 5ft 9 at times but there's no doubt he'll be wearing lifts of some description. It's not difficult.

My former boss and CEO who was just under 5ft 7 would routinely wear lifts making him 5ft 10 when going on client/business development visits.
ALEXANDRE ALVES BR said on 8/Nov/17
I think if he was really 5'7.75 he would not be so complex ... 5'7 and nothing more, 5'7.25 at the most.
Parker said on 8/Nov/17
Editor Rob: I think it's a cumulative scenario. The more people see mention of his height or lack of or articles bringing up 'short' all the time, he 'has to be 5ft 6', everyone is saying it!

A number of my workmates think he is 5'3.
Editor Rob: they'd be in for a shock if they ever met him!
Joshua Katz said on 7/Nov/17
why has he been memed into being a dwarf? everyone I know thinks he's 5'6 or shorter

looks 5'9 in almost every movie he does
Editor Rob: I think it's a cumulative scenario. The more people see mention of his height or lack of or articles bringing up 'short' all the time, he 'has to be 5ft 6', everyone is saying it!
Pierre said on 7/Nov/17
5"7' isn't really very short= it's only about a forehead shorter than a real 5"11' guy;and a little less than a forehead when the 5"11' guy wear flat shoes and the 5"7' guy wear comfortable classic heels;and there is not good heights and bad heights=tall women or men have some advantages and small men or women have others advantages.
Sacred said on 6/Nov/17
I think he is short... 5'7".
Vam said on 6/Nov/17
He is 172 cm, now that he is getting old he may gradually lose height but he still measures 171.2cm, I do not understand people who say that he is under 170cm that is impossible, it must be bad enough to calculate the stature as to assure that, watch him dezcalso in top gun next to Anthony (188cm), barefoot next to Katie Holmes175cm or in photos of the 90s with his ex-wife Kidaman (179cm) and he did not wear shoes to increase his height see it well I'm not a fan of Tom but the reality is that he is not short, when he really wears shoes to be taller he remains like 5 "10 NEVER looks less than 5" 7.5 so Rob has it at 172cm and on this site he tries to always say truth, the stature of this man is not a mystery.

Well, I respect the opinion of others, but I have seen evidence and I am sure.
Edimar1.84 said on 6/Nov/17
Tom Cruise looks at time 5ft10 because he use elevator shoes all time, but is clear, he's no more than 5ft7.25 mark.
Jack said on 6/Nov/17
5'6.5 for Crouise, 5'8.5 with lifts.
MJKoP said on 5/Nov/17
Carlos said on 3/Nov/17
Tom Cruise is not even 5'7".


Correct. He is taller.
gjf said on 5/Nov/17
chamaripashoes
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Editor Rob: Tom does not wear such a cheap make as chamiripa...now he might be wearing a customs dons Quiri midsole tech, I'm not saying he is, but he might have a special discount code too!

but on a serious note, always look at the amount of leather/material from the sole to the ankle point - that is a big giveaway on any dress shoes and if they are actual elevators like Tom's shoe it has to have more material to accomodate the 2cm of lift inside it...
James said on 5/Nov/17
Wow, I can't believe Americans are so tall and heightist that they constantly mock an almost 5'8 man for his height. Here in France 5'7.75 is spot on average. I'm glad I don't live in such a giant country like America. Apparently the average white man is 5'10.5 in America, which is almost the same as the Dutch.
Carlos said on 3/Nov/17
Tom Cruise is not even 5'7".
MJKoP said on 29/Oct/17
@Rob Actually, Schneider is 5'9"...Google unfairly downgraded him very recently. :D
Editor Rob: well I will give Tom 6ft 2 then, he'll be happy :)
an anonymous peach said on 29/Oct/17
He looks like a flat 5ft 8 with clever footwear.
pete said on 29/Oct/17
Tom cruise is 5'10".See his pictures with 6'1.5" nicole kidman.
Editor Rob: I think Tom at times can look a comfortable 5ft 11...here with Noah Taylor, considering Noah officially says he's 5ft 10...Tom has to be 5ft 11 range.

no wonder he's always got a big grin 😸

in fact considering Google/Imdb are telling people Rob Schneider is 5ft 7, if you believe that then you must believe Tom with 5ft 7* Rob Schneider 🙌

*According to imdb and google.
Original said on 28/Oct/17
1.705 or 5'7.25".
randomuser said on 27/Oct/17
mande2013 said on 3/Jul/17
@Sparky The average actually is a solid 5'10 if we limit it to white non-Hispanic American males, and a hair under 5'5 for white non-Hispanic American woman, so 5'4.9 or something of that nature.

But why would limit to white males? The US is only 62% white.
Rising - 174 cm said on 25/Oct/17
@Parker: I've not gotten a chance yet, but I'll be sure to pay attention to heights when I do. As for DiCaprio, Tom looks like he'd reach about 177 cm in what I'd guess are 2" elevator shoes if Leo is 6' in shoes, though this doesn't consider Leo's looser posture. Leo did look a weak 5'11" to me in a video with Obama last year, but he can look a stronger 5'11" at other times so I think 5'11" or Rob's 5'11.25" listing is fair meaning the 6' in shoes is likely conservative enough to even allow for Leo's looser posture to some extent. But look at Tom with Robin Williams. Now Robin is what a 5'7" max man actually looks like. In fact, that only makes me believe more that Robin could have been 5'6.5" in his prime and Cruise at least 5'7.5" as it's difficult for me to imagine there being less than an inch between those two.
Parker said on 24/Oct/17
Pierre said on 22/Oct/17
Parker said on 22/Oct/17 ="DiCaprio will be standing at a min 6 ft"
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Anonymous said on 24/Oct/17
I’d say 5.5 - 5.7
Junior said on 23/Oct/17
@Cameron said on 23/Oct/17

Johnny Depp also a noticeable a lift wearer in hollywood, they input extra thick soles. But the question is how much their elevator shoes gives stay a myth. To me i see 5'7 for Tom Cruise as his peak height and agree 5'6.75" now as you thought too.
C C Williams said on 23/Oct/17
Short by height tall on talent
Cameron said on 23/Oct/17
He looks 5'8.5 next to 5'9 Johnny Deep with a noticiable advantaje shoe. I would guess a legit 5'6.75" for Crouise.
Paul V said on 23/Oct/17
That first picture only shows my point, thanks Parker. If Di Caprio who is a solid 5'11" with bad posture still looking almost two inches above Cruise with lifts (who have a perfect posture in the picture) just show Crouise like 5'6.5 without his lifts.
Pierre said on 22/Oct/17
Parker said on 22/Oct/17 ="DiCaprio will be standing at a min 6 ft"
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Yuval said on 22/Oct/17
Why he gets labaled as short while only being 1-2 inches below average? we live in a superficial world..
Parker said on 22/Oct/17
Paul V said on 20/Oct/17
I saw it, and he is 5'6.5" max. Looks his lifts god, and he is no more than 5'8.25 with them.

Simply not true. DiCaprio will be standing at a min 6ft meaning eyebrows ~5'8
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Cruise is standing close to 5'10 in those lifts, which means its impossible for him to be under 5'7 IMO.
Juventus Turin said on 20/Oct/17
He looks 172 next to AL Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Jamie Foxx, David Beckham and Steven Spielberg. But he looks a little taller next to other people for somme reason.
Brad said on 20/Oct/17
The Park is correct but lean to 5-8.
Paul V said on 20/Oct/17
I saw it, and he is 5'6.5" max. Looks his lifts god, and he is no more than 5'8.25 with them.
Parker said on 20/Oct/17
Rising - 174 cm said on 16/Oct/17
@Parker: That's true, but I think the two are a bit far away in that photo to judge precisely

Yes I agree - By the way have you seen the new Jack Reacher film? He really does pull off looking a 5'9 guy in it.

Even in these dress shoes that don't look suspicious he looks to be standing 5'9. 5'7 Cobie must be close to 5'10 in her heels, and dropping~an inch with her leg cross. He has to be 5'7.5->5'8 barefoot IMO
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cobra said on 18/Oct/17
Cruise with Robin Williams in 1994:

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Brad said on 17/Oct/17
He is 5-8 in posture, I saw it.
Warren said on 17/Oct/17
No under 5'7.25"
Stan Larsen said on 16/Oct/17
Slim 6' said on 16/Oct/17
Needs the full 5'8" upgrade.


Well i think he needs be downgrade to 5'7"
Rising - 174 cm said on 16/Oct/17
@Parker: That's true, but I think the two are a bit far away in that photo to judge precisely. For an example of what I'm saying, look 5'10" Billy Bob Thornton, who looks 2" taller than Cruise as well. Granted, Billy Bob likes bigger footwear much like Cruise does, but I'd have to see from other photos if he was wearing height-enhancing shoes that particular day. I do think the photo is tilted a bit from left to right, along with a bit of a low angle, though that means Bruckheimer would get an advantage over Cruise so Cruise pulls off nearer 5'9" than 5'8" if Rob's listing is accurate for Bruckheimer and I don't think he can be far wrong on Bruckheimer based on the fact he looks no shorter than 172 listed Ben Kingsley there.
Pierre said on 16/Oct/17
@JJJ=look at the pictures i posted on Nicolas Cage's page in this site(04/Oct/17 with Tom Sizemore).Interesting imo because Tom Sizemore is in a pic next to Rob
jjj said on 16/Oct/17
@Parker: Look at the size of those boots though! He's around 5'9-10 there compared to 6' Nicholas Cage. He's probably about 5'7 barefoot.
Slim 6' said on 16/Oct/17
Needs the full 5'8" upgrade.
Tom said on 16/Oct/17
@Jeremy Pivin Ben Stiller ain't 5'8" though.
Nicholas said on 15/Oct/17
5'6.5
Parker said on 14/Oct/17
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Standing ~ 2inches shorter than Jake Gyllenhaal with a little extra footwear. 5'7.5-5'8. Rob's listing is spot on.
Jeremy Pivin said on 13/Oct/17
it's pretty straightforward, he's half an inch taller than 5'8" Ben Stiller so Tom easily hits 5'8.5" barefoot in Tom Sooo Tahl & Manly Nail Seyo.
In Korea, height is an obsession, specially in the younger generation. Short guys are openly ostracized and bodyshamed. Yet they absolutely Loooooove TC. If he really were as short as some here claim, they'd be making fun of him 24/7, instead of naming beauty parlor after him.
Ditto in China, his nickname there is DA-SHAN MAA --> Big Mountain Horse. 'nuff said
Rising - 174 cm said on 13/Oct/17
@Rob: Yeah, that's the type of boot I had in mind. And I guessed his boots at 2.3" here with Bruckheimer: Click Here They look pretty similar, though I don't know if they're the same boot as the other occasion with Bruckheimer: Click Here

I also had these in mind with Cameron Diaz: Click Here If she's 5'11" in those heels then Cruise looks like he'd reach around 177 cm in his boots. In general, he probably wore his biggest footwear promoting that film with Diaz probably because she consistently wore her high heels: Click Here Click Here

At Bruckheimer's ceremony, he looked at least 3 cm taller to me, but not more than 1.5" taller. If he is 171 cm then Cruise passes for a 174 c m man, maybe a weak 5'9". I do have to wonder how he'd look next to Bruckheimer without lifts, especially after seeing this photo on the set of Days of Thunder: Click Here My guess is they'd be very, very close. Much like Cruise with Spielberg.

The one thing that makes Tom's lifts very obvious in these photos is the jeans he wears with them. A longer boot cut jean a bit looser would conceal them much better. Lately, he seems to prefer more of a 2" elevator shoe.
Pierre said on 13/Oct/17
The SUN (extract)
Top Gun turns 30: What you never knew about the Tom Cruise classic
By STAFF REPORTER
HEIGHT ISSUE
Tom Cruise is three inches shorter than the actress who played his love
interest in the film, Kelly McGillis.

“Tom and (director) Tony (Scott) and I really weren’t bothered by the height
difference, but apparently Paramount was, so I acted the whole time in my
stocking feet,” Kelly told NewsOK.

Not only did Kelly not wear any shoes during their scenes, but Tom wore
special cowboy boots that gave him a little height boost.
Slim 6' said on 13/Oct/17
HonestSlovene, I've come to the conclusion(correct me if wrong) that 5'9", 5'10" and 5'11" are all average for a Caucasian man. So yeah 175-181 is average in the west, 182,183 and 184(6') is the start of tall.
nick said on 13/Oct/17
First of all nobody claims height in shoes.If tom has claimed 5'10" then he has to be 5'10" simple.He knows his height not anyone else.See his above photo with Cameron dias in 4.5" heels...she is 5'9" and tom is not standing straight...cameron would be 6"2" and tom 5'10"...very simple to judge.
Ethan Couch said on 12/Oct/17
He’s the same height as me I’m like 5’6 or 5’7
Shredder said on 12/Oct/17
LOL would love to see his 5'10 barefoot claim.
HonestSlovene said on 12/Oct/17
He is on the shorter side, now he of course isn't shockingly short, but since he wears lifts to premieres 24/7 and constantly play macho characters in his movies it's only logical people would make fun of his napoleon complex. I'd say 5'7"-5'8" range is fine, 2 inches below average in the US.
andre said on 11/Oct/17
168cm barefoot at night
Harris said on 11/Oct/17
I think 5'7.5" to 5'8" is more likely for Cruise than 5'7" is. He's at a mere average height, so I really don't get the whole "Cruise is shockingly short" thing...he never gave a particularly tall impression to me in the first place, or a short impression either. I'd say Rob's 172 cm listing is reasonable.
Rising - 174 cm said on 10/Oct/17
Thanks, Rob. I've made that point consistently. The press just decided Cruise was 5'7" and it got repeated enough that I've even seen it written in papers "Cruise is officially 5 feet 7" which will make many think he's even shorter.

On the subject of Tom's actual height, watching Mission Impossible 4 Ghost Protocol a while back, I noticed Simon Pegg was taller by perhaps an inch, but no more while Jeremy Renner looked like he was a bit taller than Cruise as well. So I guess the relatively short co-stars made it so they didn't need to go to great lengths to make Cruise look taller. Though I'm sure he must have used lifts to measure up fairly to Paula Patton in heels as you can see here at least, they weren't using boards in this shot: Click Here Even the heel looks pretty decent.

As for Tom's height, I do think he can actually look as tall as 5'8.5", even 5'9" at times meaning he'd measure about 177 cm in his biggest footwear, but if he's wearing 2.3" elevators at times then that puts him back around the 5'7.5" barefoot I've long guessed most probable. He'd probably hit about 5'8.5"-5'8.75" in normal shoes if I'm right.

@adam: Provide a link to this supposed claim or at least give us the time period this alleged Time Magazine interview was done. But even if he did claim 5'10", that doesn't mean he is. It's difficult for me to believe you're not trolling unless you've never heard of a lie? I'm pretty sure the only time Cruise said he was 5'10" was in character in All The Right Moves. If he's deviated from 5'9" then I'd be less surprised if he said 5'8" considering how frequently he was described that height along with 5'9" in the 80's and 90's.
Editor Rob: generally in the 80's he was called 5ft 9 or 8, I think a fair few mentions of both, but a few 5ft 7's creeped in and over time it has been the most common figure.

in this photo with Jerry Click Here he's wearing some sort of decent boot...

at times he pulled off looking 5ft 9 to people I'm sure.

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