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.

Tom Cruise is short
Tom and Rosamund Pike, Katie Holmes and Cameron Diaz
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Average Guess (552 Votes)
5ft 7.26in (170.8cm)
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?

Would you happen to weigh, say, 196 pounds....James B? ;)

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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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No, but definately here

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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
Click Here

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.
Spencer said on 9/Oct/17
5'6'75 could be good for him, 5'8.5" with his regular boots with a inch more.
adam said on 9/Oct/17
I still remember his interview with the time mag. where he said he is 5'10" without shoes.So he has to be 5'10".
Parker said on 8/Oct/17
Editor Rob: Tom Cruise officially claims 5 feet 9 inches and a consistent 147 pounds through the 80's.

Granted he never mentioned if this was barefoot or in shoes :)

I personally think he would measure 5'9 in standard footwear, so it wouldn't have been a lie would it?
Editor Rob: if you are 'called out' by someone, you can always use the old 'oh, I meant 5ft 9 in shoes' line to save grace!

no actor should be afraid to state their real barefoot height on their resume...you never know, that honesty may pay off.
McLovin said on 8/Oct/17
1.68 without shoes, 1.72 with his regular boots.
adam said on 8/Oct/17
5'10" is the correct height for this man...he everywhere claims it...when he has himself claimed he is 5'10" then we will have to agree with him.
Editor Rob: Tom Cruise officially claims 5 feet 9 inches and a consistent 147 pounds through the 80's.

Granted he never mentioned if this was barefoot or in shoes :)
Warren said on 7/Oct/17
Would be ur height at his peak Rob? if he's 5'7.75" now, I think his peak's taller than Justin Bieber
Editor Rob: Tom may have lost a very small amount, that isn't really noticeable, like 1/8th or so.
Marquis said on 7/Oct/17
Cruise himself claims 5'7" officially elsewhere, so it's amusing that anyone keeps on arguing for him to be taller than that.

Seriously... you can even Google 'Tom Cruise', and look at the sidebar on the right: 5'7". And that's not even citing certain obvious sources that you're not supposed to mention here on CH.
Editor Rob: sorry, but telling people that imdb trivia sections are 'official' is wrong, when anybody can try to alter those heights.

To show how silly this is with recent examples:

you can go to google and imdb and see joe absolom was listed at 5ft 7 (I'm sure it will be changed).

Joe and Ian.

Go to Steve Punt's page on here. He officially claims 5ft 9, he is on imdb at 6 foot, again 100% unofficial.

Please don't try to pretend imdb trivia is official, when it's 100% unofficial.

Cruise Officially claimed 147 pounds and 5ft 9 in 1988, I've mentioned it at the top for years.
hardguy said on 7/Oct/17
I go with 5'8
Pete said on 7/Oct/17
What I have seen, the best proof of Cruise's height is Big Jay saying Tom is max his height, which means max 171-172 cm. So I think that rules out the possibility of 5'8 / 173 cm.
I also think we have to admit that Tom knows how to look taller. For example, take a look at the picture with Leonardo Dicaprio: Tom is using some extra in his shoes and standing totally straight. Leonardo is not so concentrated on his height, he might be standing few cm under his max height.
We shouldn't underestimate Tom's skills to look taller. If he can do his stunts by himself (like hanging off a flying plane), it's not a big deal for him to use 5 cm heels in his shoes and make it look pretty normal :)
Most of us think Tom is between 170-173 cm. But when comparing Tom with other movie stars we have remember that it's quite easy to look 5 cm taller and usually people are not so obsessed with their height and might even look few cm shorter they really are.
So based on what I have seen, my guess is that Tom reaches 171 cm in morning, drops to 170 cm during the day and a bit under 170 in the night.
Jann said on 6/Oct/17
5'7"
Vibram said on 5/Oct/17
I agree with 170cm barefoot. 175cm with boots and insert lift while filming. He looks compact. Probably a 30" inseam.
Eddard said on 5/Oct/17
5'7.5 with lifts, weak 5'6 is a legit claim for him
Jeremy Pivin said on 4/Oct/17
c'mon guys, he's average! Tom being short is just a myth that started when he was shown next to Iceman, Slider & mother Goose.
If you carefully watch him in Oblivion, he holds up pretty well next to Morgan Freeman and he towers over his female co-stars!
and noooooo, they're not exactly shortish. So give it a rest already and let the Cruiseman be all that he can be. Thank you and have a nice day '_'
Peter181cm said on 3/Oct/17
In movies he look 5'9 - 5'10
But yeah, he is between 5'7 - 5'8
More like 5'7.5 - 5'7.75 ;-)
Pierre said on 3/Oct/17
Big Jay in my memory was writing he was looking max his height.Big Jay is 171/172 range in my memory.It was an event.The question is =what is the probability he was wearing little lifts this day=big probability imo(not very important if he's under or over 5"7' because he's very charismatic).
Rising - 174 cm said on 1/Oct/17
Interesting, Rob. I guessed the boots Tom was wearing to the Knight and Day Tokyo premiere and Jerry Bruckheimer's Walk of Fame ceremony to be 2.3" range, but I agree, Tom usually looks to wear more 1.8"-2" elevator shoes.
TechoF?s said on 30/Sep/17
Hey Rob, only the midsole itself gives 2.5 inches or the overall shoe?
Editor Rob: the overall shoe might give slightly less, but it could still be 2.3-2.4 range (ones sold as 2.5 inch).
Height Professor said on 30/Sep/17
Rob, how much height could 2.5 inches elevator shoe give from dons footwear?
Editor Rob: if they are using the 'midsole tech' then closer to 2.5 than 2 inch.

2.5 is a huge height in any case for a shoe, if I wear one of the older Dons which were billed I believe 2.75 (and gave 2.3ish inches) people notice the difference. 1/2 or 3/4 increases aren't going to be picked upon, but over an inch gain (over your normal 1 inch shoe) means many will pick up on it.

Tom in last 5 years has on a couple of occasions looked to wear a 2.3 elevator, but a lot of time I don't think he is in anything obvious.
Spencer said on 29/Sep/17
Looks 171-72 cm. 5'7.5"
Anonymous said on 27/Sep/17
I think he is between 171 cm -173cm. 172 cm maybe.
TechoF?s said on 26/Sep/17
Rob, are timberland 6 inch and airmax sequent gives the same height? My airmax gives 3.5 cm i wonder if timberland 6 inch would give more
Editor Rob: some of the new Timberland can seem to give 1.5 inches
MJKoP said on 25/Sep/17
MisterManletMick said on 23/Sep/17
I am not kidding its very easy to lose height even if you are only middle aged.

Only if you are afflicted with a degenerative spinal condition or have been involved in a serious accident - neither of which there has been any evidence of when it comes to Tom.
John said on 24/Sep/17
Hollywood must be full of giants if he is considered short at nearly 5'8
randomuser said on 24/Sep/17
@MisterManletMick

According to CDC data, the average 20-39 year old white man is the EXACT same height as the average 40-59 year old white man (5'10.1). People generally do not lose much height until they are in their sixties or beyond unless they have back/leg surgeries. Your brother is definitely an outlier.
Rising - 174 cm said on 24/Sep/17
You don't lose 2.5" in 2 years at any age without some horrific injury and major surgery, much less in your 30s. You didn't measure him correctly otherwise, or he had goth boots on the first time.
MisterManletMick said on 23/Sep/17
MJKoP said on 21/Sep/17
MisterManletMick said on 20/Sep/17
I think he might have been close to 5 ft 9 when he was younger and shrunk down to 5 ft 6 or 7 as he got older, people forget he is becoming a old man and peoples spines compress as they age.


That is absolutely ridiculous...he's 55, not 95. He almost certainly hasn't shrunk at all - and only a negligible amount, if anything. He's always taken very good care of himself and remained quite physically fit.

I am not kidding its very easy to lose height even if you are only middle aged.

for instance my brother who I know for a fact was 5 ft 9 and a half as I measured him personally is now only a couple of years later just over 5 ft 7 and he is only in his 30s.

some people lose more height as they age than others, you could be right that Tom may have always been his current height of 5 ft 7 but the possibility that he may have been taller isn't completely ruled out and we probably would never know for sure since hollywood is full of trickery like heels, lifts and modified sets.
MJKoP said on 22/Sep/17
LOL...I actually entered that last comment before Parker's had even appeared. Great minds? :D
GP said on 22/Sep/17
@Rising: why do you feel the need to insult me by saying that I need to work on my reading comprehension? I'm not insulting you at all or even picking on you. I only point out the facts.

But like you said my comments came off to you a certain way that it hurt your feelings, that's your issue since I didn't intend to be rude or obnoxious, so again don't read posts like they are somehow an attack on you.

I read your long post and didn't wanna go too much into analyzing your judgement especially the part where you don't take hair into consideration, you must be joking then? Actors have been using hairstyles to give themselves extra advantage. And I'm not sure if you work on film or with film, angles do tricks that will change complete perception. Top actors even have firm of publicists that handpick the photos and even their own teams take the photos to make sure their clients look the best.

You need to realize that every person writes differently, some write fast and short, and some, like yourself write long essays. I'm glad that you have lot of free time to type for hours, but unfortunately I don't have your luxury.

You know, I have noticed that you constantly pick arguments with other posters by construing their comments and then trying to act like you were the victim and somehow people need to apologize.

I would expect that since you have lot of time to do research and write essays, then at least get the facts correct because otherwise when you post a photo like the one with Cruise and Newman and don't mention the facts, instead you say Cruise looks taller, then you lose credibility.

Aloha
Warren said on 22/Sep/17
He's not that old yet
MJKoP said on 21/Sep/17
MisterManletMick said on 20/Sep/17
I think he might have been close to 5 ft 9 when he was younger and shrunk down to 5 ft 6 or 7 as he got older, people forget he is becoming a old man and peoples spines compress as they age.


That is absolutely ridiculous...he's 55, not 95. He almost certainly hasn't shrunk at all - and only a negligible amount, if anything. He's always taken very good care of himself and remained quite physically fit.
Parker said on 21/Sep/17
MisterManletMick said on 20/Sep/17
people forget he is becoming a old man

Lol. He's 55, not 85.
Rising - 174 cm said on 20/Sep/17
@GP: The height part is lighthearted, but not being spoken to in a condescending manner. That will annoy almost anyone and subvert the lighthearted tone in general. And it does appear you need to work on reading comprehension because like I said, this is not the first time you've read only a portion and made an assumption that could be shown to be erroneous by accompanying words or sentences. The rest of your comment is completely irrelevant because I acknowledged I erred in considering the conditions of the scene I posted a still from because I didn't catch Newman leaning against the shelf before. That's not the issue here. I can't speak for your intention, but I can say how that post came off to me and I don't think my interpretation was unreasonable.
MisterManletMick said on 20/Sep/17
I think he might have been close to 5 ft 9 when he was younger and shrunk down to 5 ft 6 or 7 as he got older, people forget he is becoming a old man and peoples spines compress as they age.
GP said on 19/Sep/17
@Rising, its funny that you are telling me to work on my reading comprehension and alleging that I was typing the message with an obnoxious and insolent manner. You should follow your own advice and don't read too much into it. You're applying too much emotion to this, since you should know that's pretty silly being here for 10 years. As you said, it's supposed to be light-hearted. And we are not trying to solve complicated formulas, it's just discussing other people's heights. This is why I barely post anything nowadays. Everyone wants to be right, I guess that was always the case, ha!!
Willes188 said on 19/Sep/17
Lol give them a taste of their own medicine Rampage 👍🏻
Rising - 174 cm said on 18/Sep/17
@GP: First of all, I have watched the film, which is why I brought it up and should have been obvious based on all the details I knew such as Cruise's Cuban heels - which on another glance, look the same size as my 2" Cubans - as well as Newman's shoes, which I also mentioned were shown to be normal when he's lying on the bed in the hotel, the fact I mentioned that after those first couple of scenes, Newman seemed taller most of the rest of the film and I mentioned Cruise didn't seem that much taller than Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. I didn't think of the leaning as it's easy enough to see before Cruise walks over and shakes Newman's hand, but from the angle where they're face to face, it's tough to tell, especially if you didn't take cognizance of that fact before Cruise approached Newman so I actually appreciate that information, but certainly not the obnoxious, insolent way you said it. As I said, it was a mystery to me why he looked that tall, but now finding the scene online to rewatch, I can see more of their heights when Newman moves around a bit and I can see the camera angle was advantageous to Cruise. In fact, looking at those early scenes again right now, I see Newman leaning on another occasion when they're packing as well as another angle that favors Cruise. They shoot it in a way that makes Cruise seem as tall the first 45 minutes or so, but even if you can tell the early scenes are the result of clever camera angles when watching closely, Cruise can still look closer than he should to Newman's height at times. I never include someone's hair in my judgement, but considering 2" Cubans will add maybe 1.75" in actual height, Cruise's footwear as far as we know will only give him about a 2 cm advantage over Newman unless Cruise had an extra lift inside. Though in other scenes, he does look noticeably shorter.

This isn't the first time you've done this sort of thing so why don't you work on your reading comprehension? More helpful advice would be to remember the light-hearted tone this site is meant to have and maintain.

As for Cruise, I haven't even been arguing he's as tall as 172 cm. I believe he's most likely 5'7.5" seeing him with men in the 5'7.25"-5'7.5" range like Spielberg, Bruckheimer and Lewis Hamilton, perhaps even 171 cm if that's how tall Hamilton is. He does sometimes give a genuinely taller impression, though so I can see why Rob has him 172 cm, but like I said, my guess has been consistently 5'7.5" for a while. I personally don't see much chance of a 5'7" flat Cruise, but that's just me. As for Newman, I've thought for a while he was more 5'9" than 5'10", especially seeing him about Spielberg's height at age 77 when Road to Perdition was released and then 5'7" at best by age 80, maybe even 169-170 range by the end of his life. But I'm open to Rob's 5'9.5" listing seeing him look so close to Redford and Robert Shaw in The Sting(who I think are both about 5'10" or 177-178 cm) and at least as tall as McQueen in The Towering Inferno(who I'm convinced was 5'9.5" barefoot). Plus, I believe Newman claimed 5'10.5" to an interviewer in 1986 so that could have been a shoe height, which implies either 5'9.25" or 5'9.5". So I can see a good chance of anything from 5'9" to 5'9.5" as I think the older actors can be tougher to nail down since we're more dependent on films. Though considering how much Newman must have shrunk in his 70s and 80s, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if he had lost a fraction by age 60.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Sep/17
Guys, I was talking about Brad Pitt who someone below called 172cm max....not Cruise! Just clearing that up
James B said on 18/Sep/17
Rob an American friend of mine back in 2004 or 2005 said to me he saw Tom cruise at supermarket in LA and commented he was really short like around my height and I was only 5'6-5'7 back then.
Editor Rob: I'm sure Tom has been estimated in person from 5ft 4 to 5ft 10
Warren said on 18/Sep/17
Almost the same height as James Corden without lifts I'd think
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Slim said on 18/Sep/17
MJKoP said on 17/Sep/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Sep/17
I think even 5ft10 is underselling him. I doubt he ever drops under 179-179.5cm at his low and 180cm is still a reasonable guess.


But good God 172cm?!


Is this some sort of non-sequitur joke? Tom could possibly be a legit 5'8"(173), but almost certainly no more than that. 172 is extremely reasonable- and in fact most likely- which is why Rob lists him as such, and has so for more than a decade.
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Rampage is defending brad Pitts listing, a visitor(troll) says brad is 172.
MJKoP said on 17/Sep/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Sep/17
I think even 5ft10 is underselling him. I doubt he ever drops under 179-179.5cm at his low and 180cm is still a reasonable guess.


But good God 172cm?!


Is this some sort of non-sequitur joke? Tom could possibly be a legit 5'8"(173), but almost certainly no more than that. 172 is extremely reasonable- and in fact most likely- which is why Rob lists him as such, and has so for more than a decade.
Slim said on 17/Sep/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Sep/17
I think even 5ft10 is underselling him. I doubt he ever drops under 179-179.5cm at his low and 180cm is still a reasonable guess.


But good God 172cm?!
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Sep/17
I think even 5ft10 is underselling him. I doubt he ever drops under 179-179.5cm at his low and 180cm is still a reasonable guess.


But good God 172cm?!
GP said on 15/Sep/17
Rising, you clearly haven't watched the Color of Money? That photo of them two in the market, Newman leans on the shelf, Cruise is wearing 2" cubans, has puffed up hair, camera is closer to him. I would suggest you watch the movie. Newman was most likely about 5'9", wore pretty thin heeled shoes and didn't have a good posture. Tom constantly looked about 1.5"-2" shorter in the scenes when he doesn't have the advantage of the camera. 172cm or almost 5'8" person should not look about 2" shorter than a 175cm/5'9" person since he has shoe, hair and posture advantage.
Brad said on 12/Sep/17
How did he pull that taller than Newman shot by the toys?
Rich simons said on 12/Sep/17
Tom Cruise is absolutely without a doubt the most handsome man to ever walk on hollywood

That being said, his stature is compact
He does well on lifts, but when we compare him in casual moments next to his girls and other people, you can see the guy is about 168cm-170cm

Katie Holmes is not even 5'9 and Tom is at least 4cm shorter




Still the biggest superstar in hollywood tho
Arch Stanton said on 12/Sep/17
Moris said on 10/Sep/17
Pitt is 172 175cm max tall (barefoot). he seems taller than these measurements because of his particular shape: wide shoulders and thin muscular frame.

You know, reading this, there is only one hope I need to cling on to, it is that you are joking. Yes he's sometimes seen in heels but in fairness, he stills appears taller than average even when bulked up massively, and quite aesthetically in Troy. A 5 ft 8 Pitt would have just looked square with all that added jazz, instead he looked absolutely statuesque/semi-godly. He completely looked the part and slipped effortleslly into the role like it was a bespoke fit. Something a 5'8ish actor, like Cruise for instance, would have found more of a challenge.
Pitt cannot be under 5'10. That is, beyond the shadows of the wildest possible doubt, his absolute lowest height. When you claim Pitt is 170-175, it's just absurd to my eyes. and it pains me to say, a manifestation of what I can only construe to be envy.
Moris said on 10/Sep/17
Pitt is 172 175cm max tall (barefoot). he seems taller than these measurements because of his particular shape: wide shoulders and thin muscular frame.
Darius said on 10/Sep/17
He is a legit 171 cm(5'7.25") guy. Maybe give or take a quarter.
Rising - 174 cm said on 9/Sep/17
I was surprised Cruise in Cuban heels pulled off close to a 60-61 year old Paul Newman in The Color of Money. In fact, in a couple of early scenes, Cruise even looked a bit taller, such as the scene this still was taken from: Click Here Although neither are wide shots and Newman then looked taller to me for the rest of the movie and you can see at one point on the bed in the hotel that he has normal shoes not more than 1"-1.25" range and at times, Cruise really didn't look that much taller than 5'5" Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, who had probably 3" type heels. But in general, I'd say it's another film Cruise looks more average than short in.
thatguy said on 9/Sep/17
If you see him on the James corded show he was like 2 inches shorter...I think he forgot his lifts but he was right next to corded for several shots and he was clearly shorter...I always believed 5 7 5 8 but after that I'm leaning to 5'6 5'5...you really should check it out...my jaw dropped...
Original said on 8/Sep/17
5'7
Arch Stanton said on 6/Sep/17
Tony said on 5/Sep/17
His body proportions look like that of a 5'6 stature. His shoes look ridiculous, you can clearly tell he wears huge elevator shoes that add him about 4 inches. 5'6 1/2 at most, he doesn't appear to look close to 5'8 and his "5'9" claim is ridiculous.


Don't agree, if you really look at him he has the body frame of a guy nearer 5 ft 8, regardless of footwear.
Rising - 174 cm said on 5/Sep/17
I suspect Sigourney may have been taller than a flat 5'11". Perhaps more like 181 cm, possibly even 5'11.5".

I think dishonest is the wrong word for rounding as well because it implies some intention to deceive, but many just really don't think the fraction matters.
Tony said on 5/Sep/17
His body proportions look like that of a 5'6 stature. His shoes look ridiculous, you can clearly tell he wears huge elevator shoes that add him about 4 inches. 5'6 1/2 at most, he doesn't appear to look close to 5'8 and his "5'9" claim is ridiculous.
Pierre said on 2/Sep/17
Click Here Tom Skerritt and 5"11' Sigourney weaver
Joshua said on 2/Sep/17
5'8
hardguy said on 1/Sep/17
more than ron weasley imo
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 1/Sep/17
If anything, it's a bit more honest for somebody who is a solid 5'10 1/2" to claim to be 5'11" as they'll probably measure up over 5'11" at some point during the day. Will they measure up at 5'10", however? No, they will not.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 1/Sep/17
@Otis Most people don't bother with fractions. It's actually just as dishonest for somebody who is 5'10 1/2" to claim to be 5'10" as it is for them to claim to be 5'11", despite the fact that fewer people will call somebody on it (as opposed to somebody who rounds up). Back when I thought that '6'1 1/2"' sounded lame, I always claimed to be 6'2". Now I always refer to myself as being 6'1 1/2".
Brad said on 31/Aug/17
He doesn't look short from a foot away. At 5' 8" or 5' 7 3/4" if you want with posture he looked hardly "short" to me almost 25 years ago. Normal footwear.
Pierre said on 27/Aug/17
Picture Anonymous 26/August/17=Tom Skerritt is listed 5"9.5' by the picture next to Rob and estimation of peak 5"11' in this site,Tom Cruise is closer to the camera.
Anonymous said on 26/Aug/17
Top Gun behind the scenes
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blazer said on 26/Aug/17
He's not as short as 5'7. Probably about 5'7.5!
Peter175 said on 24/Aug/17
The meme of Tom cruise being short came from the precise fact that he isn't really that short.

If he were a sub5'7 man, there would be no need whatsoever to try to prove he's short or belittle him. Guys like Bono, Al Pacino, Zac Efron, James Dean and a few others; everyone knows their short and no one cares. Tom Cruise is a guy who can look 5'11 on TV and then you see him getting dwarfed by his leggy wives. If Tom appeared shorter in film I'm certain no one would care about his height. The fact that he goes from 5'11 to 5'6 in the eyes of the public creates the intrigue.

he was nearly 5'8 in his youth
TheChemSpark said on 24/Aug/17
Hey Rob, if Cruise is a weak 5'8 (172cm) then why is he listed as 5'7 (170cm)?
randomuser said on 22/Aug/17
He isn't short at all if he's really 172 cm. That's exactly average for a man in Los Angeles.
Otis said on 21/Aug/17
Rob,why do people round their heights so much, I notice even doctors do it. I was measured at 5'11 but I am 5'10 and a half. Is the world just full of people that exaggerate about their real height??
Editor Rob:
With something like height, maybe people feel there's no need to be 'that precise', so rounding to the nearest inch makes sense to them
Slim183 said on 21/Aug/17
Anonymos, let's take this to the general page before trolls infest this.
Pierre said on 20/Aug/17
Tom around 5"8' barefoot want to say Tom about 5"11' or just under in good shoes....imo you can forget 5"8' or just under
CGS said on 19/Aug/17
How do you know exactly how tall he is? I thought that he is 5 foot 7
Anonymous said on 19/Aug/17
@slim183

Except Rob is talking about the average of the male population, he isn't talking about one small group as that would be a totally different discussion.

You can't just say white guys between 18-40 are 5'10" and try to pass that off as some kind of average for the population in the UK.

5'9" is average there so he is right in that people say 5'7" are short while on the other end of the spectrum you have people even saying 6' is average.


Tom for instance is called short and even ridiculed by the media while he is almost 5'8" which for his generation is just lower average.
MJKoP said on 17/Aug/17
Junior said on 16/Aug/17
I believe in the 5 foot 7 myth for Tom.


LOL, please tell me that was meant as a joke! XD
Junior said on 16/Aug/17
I believe in the 5 foot 7 myth for Tom.
Slim183 said on 16/Aug/17
Editor Rob: I think under 5ft 8 towards 5ft 7-7.5 is the lower end and probably upper end of short in the UK.

It's strange because I think people think more of a guy at 5ft 7 being short than a guy at 5ft 11 being tall...
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If non white males and elderly were removed from those statistics, the average median would be 5'10 for sure, so average is closer to 5'11 than 5'7 these days. 1 inch above average doesn't stand out from the crowd much, but with boots/stealth shoes, it's okay, but without them, I'd choose 6'2 over 5'11 anyday.
Mister said on 15/Aug/17
169
Rising - 174 cm said on 13/Aug/17
Well, if it's any consolation, I'm sure Sly appreciated you giving him your 3 mm for his peak height. Tom must like the extra mm as well, but he still won't tell you how tall he is if you ask!
Adamz said on 13/Aug/17
Editor Rob: yes, the upper range of average in America...which some might argue continues into 5ft 11, before transitioning into tall at maybe 5ft 11.5-6ft zone

Rob, here you talk about the "upper range of average"

Can you please shed light on what the inverse would be? I.e. "lower range of average"

Where does this start for white men in USA?
Editor Rob: I think under 5ft 8 towards 5ft 7-7.5 is the lower end and probably upper end of short in the UK.

It's strange because I think people think more of a guy at 5ft 7 being short than a guy at 5ft 11 being tall...

Rising - 174 cm said on 12/Aug/17
@Rob: Yeah, it shouldn't take most long to figure out you list people in height and inches and then show the cm equivalent for it. I'm sure Russell Crowe would appreciate the change.
Editor Rob: I lost 3mm 😡

I can see some actors visiting their page and their heartbeat rising rapidly as they think they got a downgrade or an upgrade 😁
Rising - 174 cm said on 11/Aug/17
As I told Rob when I first noticed it on the Mel Gibson page, I like the change a lot. It's especially useful for listings that wind up between such as when someone was say 5'7.5" and would see a 171 cm next to their name instead of 171.5 or 5'9.5" and saw a 177 next to their name instead of 176.5. It could be hard to tell if posters meant when they'd say 171 or 177 in those instances. Incidentally, I've had Tom at 171.5 cm for a while now myself.
Editor Rob: the actual feet/inches don't change, just a difference in the centimetres.

A lot of the 1/4 inches shared the same cm mark because of rounding...5ft 7.25 and 7.5 or 8 / 8.25 etc...
all haters said on 11/Aug/17
168
Richard said on 10/Aug/17
Hey Rob why now various height aren't rounded?
For example 5'7.75" before 172 cm and now 172,1 cm or 5'8" before 173 cm and now are 172,7 cm. Is it for the conversion from feet to centimeters or to be more precise?
Editor Rob: it helps to match up with how the average vote is being displayed (1 decimal place for metric).
Rising - 174 cm said on 9/Aug/17
@Pierre: Rob saw Stewart in person around the time Stewart was said and Rob guessed him only about 5'8" while people often remark Katie is tall. I've heard her guessed as tall as 5'10". She's obviously not that tall, but anything from 174-175 cm range is fair, imo. I don't really think Rob will be off on a listing by a full inch.

@Slim 182 cm: I wouldn't argue below 171 either, but he could be 171 since Lewis Hamilton measured that height and I wouldn't guess Cruise was taller than Hamilton. In fact, seeing Cruise with Hamilton as well as Spielberg(171.5) and Bruckheimer(also 171) has made me believe Cruise is just about the same height as those guys. I think it's best to put the most weight into comparisons between people of similar height. I wouldn't say Tom is closer to 5'8" than 5'7" because he really doesn't usually look that much taller than 5'8" even with lifts, perhaps 5'8.5".
Height Professor said on 8/Aug/17
5'7 barefoot 5'10 with heels

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