How tall is Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise's Height

5ft 7.75in (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
Photos by PR Photos

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Average Guess (453 Votes)
5ft 7.31in (171cm)
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"
Click Here Click Here not here
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.
Jann said on 17/Oct/17
5'7"
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.
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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Don't feed the trolls.
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
Pierre said on 8/Aug/17
@Rising=take in consideration the peak of the head not the hairs,and the floor seem to be a little inclined in favor to Katie...Her head is looking upward=i wouldn't bet one dollar she's taller than him
Slim 182 cm said on 7/Aug/17
I wouldn't argue below 171. He was edged out by Johnny Depp despite his lifts pushing him up on his toes.
Rising - 174 cm said on 7/Aug/17
@Pierre: Stewart is no taller than 5'8" these days while Katie looks at least 5'8.5" to me so I'd put money on her being taller.
Pierre said on 7/Aug/17
@Rising=For me Katie is at the best of the best the same height as Patrick Stewart,very probably a little under.
Rising - 174 cm said on 6/Aug/17
There's no way of knowing if you're in the same part of your stride. Mid-stride pics are simply bad for height comparisons and the example I used was even indoors. If you insist on this, I can literally keep going with mid-stride pics. Rob said the same when the pic of Pitt looking much shorter than Edward Norton was posted and I didn't even realize they were walking until Rob said that!
Pierre said on 6/Aug/17
@Rising=of course if you are not in the same step ,not in the same plan, not in the same posture(Kurt is slouching)
MJKoP said on 5/Aug/17
Marquis said on 4/Aug/17
5'7" flat guy is still 5'7".


Not Cruise. ;)
errybodyshutup said on 5/Aug/17
why do people think he is short? im ****ing short at 169
Marquis said on 4/Aug/17
5'7" flat guy is still 5'7".
Rising - 174 cm said on 3/Aug/17
@Pierre: Well that's your problem then as that will lead to inaccurate estimates if you really think stills taken mid-stride can tell you someone's height. Stallone and Russell weren't power walking to the shower in Tango and Cash. Please explain to me why Stallone looks 2 inches taller in the first still and Russell is at least as tall, arguably taller in the 2nd: Click Here Those were taken about a second apart.

You go up and down as you walk, it's not complicated. You're not the first to make that mistake, I admitted I did in the past, but you seem to have trouble admitting your mistakes.

As for Cruise, definitely 5'7.5", imo. He can easily look 5'8"-5'8.5" with thicker footwear or even a weak 5'9" with lifts and posture. He can reach 177 cm range in 6 cm type elevator boots.
Grey said on 3/Aug/17
171
Richard said on 3/Aug/17
Rob, I'm a fan of Tom Cruise but you should admit he can be 5'7.75" (172 cm) after he woke up, 5'7.5" (171 cm) during the day and 5'7" (170-170,5 cm) in the evening.

I add that He has a stocky upper body, do you think that caused him appear on the 5'6"-5'7"?
Editor Rob: various factors can make people seem tall/short in photos. Cruise doesn't seem to me like how a 5ft 6 guy would look.
Mathew Robinson said on 2/Aug/17
@Johan - Yep best bet for Tom is in that 171 cm range.
Pierre said on 2/Aug/17
@Rising=I don't agree with you sorry but they are around the same distance to the camera,the picture is very clear, the angle is good even if they walk they are in the same step and this is not a power walk wich could give them a significative difference of height.And they are very close one of the other one then i think your arguments are very questionable.
Pierre said on 2/Aug/17
Click Here = by considering Patrick Stewart(5"8' in this site) has not hairs but a high forehead he look taller than her at the peak of their head,they have around the same posture but Katie's head is clearly looking upward so give her a little advantage imo.Only the difference of shoes can disadvantage her.By this picture i can doubt she's taller than him with all this parameters(and the floor seem to be a little inclined in favor of Katie)
Johan said on 2/Aug/17
Don't see the big deal with Holmes and Stewart she has 0.5 inch slip ons and he has an inch shoe which we see from the second pic. She is still taller than him with 0.5 inch less shoe but its hard to judge as they are in mid stride and the pavement could have a slope, it sure looks like it.

Still puts Katie at min 5'8.5" and she isn't a full inch over Tom in some of those pics most I have seen in the past is 1.5 inch between them in sneakers.

Just confirms for me that Tom is 5'7" + . I would say its a toss up between 5'7.5"-5'7.75". I don't see 5'7" flat or 5'8" range unless he has thicker footwear. With lifts he can pass for a legit 5'9" guy - reaching 5'10" in footwear.
Rising - 174 cm said on 2/Aug/17
@Pierre: I stand corrected on the shoes. That's a pretty tiny heel, but I would have guessed those shoes 1/4" before seeing it, so perhaps 1 cm, possibly a little more depending on the insole. But my statement on walking pics needs no amendment. People go up and down as they walk and if you take stills, the heights can vary at least 2 inches. This was proven years ago on the Stallone page when the clip from Tango and Cash of Stallone and Kurt Russell walking to the shower was posted. I took stills where Stallone looked a couple inches taller while another poster took stills where Kurt could even look a bit taller. That's too big a variation, and keep in mind, this was indoors, while your photos are outdoors. You can only get a general idea of how tall someone is from that, but you can't determine whether someone is 174 or 175 from mid-stride photos.

Case in point: Click Here Click Here Now we know Katie is taller than that next to Tom since they look about the same height there with similar shoes.

We can save a lot of time if we take all mid-stride photos with a grain of salt.
Slim 182 cm said on 2/Aug/17
I take that back, I was proved tom isn't 5'8. He's lucky to have such a listing.
Pierre said on 1/Aug/17
@Rising=
Click Here =not only 1/4 shoes imo,she has little heels,of course Patrick has very probably an advantage of heel.is he really exactly 5"8' barefoot...They have around the same posture in the first pic i post, and the floor seem flat then i don't see where's really the problem,in some pictures you post celebrities have not always the same posture even if they don't walk...and not always the same advantage of shoes ...
Rising - 174 cm said on 1/Aug/17
Even if it was 2 inches, that would make Tom 5'7.25"-5'7.5" when we consider Katie's sandals, but I don't see 2 inches there personally. I don't get what that Stewart is supposed to show. You can't judge height from still photos taken while two people are walking. Besides, even if we were to foolishly ignore this, she looks as tall as him with significantly less footwear as she just has 1/4" type flats while Stewart has at least 2 cm shoes.
Pierre said on 1/Aug/17
Click Here Katie Holmes and Patrick Stewart listed 5"8' in this site
Peter175 said on 31/Jul/17
She looks 2 inches taller than him in the barefoot pic
Pierre said on 31/Jul/17
Or Leornardo isn't really 5"11' range=next to Barack Obama(pictures,video in web) he look lot's of time easily more than 2 inches shorter than him
Chris said on 30/Jul/17
Rob are celeb estimations based on an evening height measurement or a midday measurement?
Editor Rob: think of afternoon
Rising - 174 cm said on 30/Jul/17
Tom seemed just slightly shorter than 5'8" Sean Penn in Taps - roughly half an inch - any opinions on this? I think it's probably the best of Ton's early films to judge his height from considering how well known Penn is. I think it's become increasingly obvious Tom isn't quite 5'8", but he's not really far from it. He's only a bit shorter than 5'8" guys and to a typical person would probably look the same height standing with one.

Btw, here's Tom with Simon Pegg, who looks to only have 1.5 cm shoes: Click Here They're almost identical, but Tom seems to edge him out if anything, albeit with better posture. But I noticed the angle of Tom's shoe and the back and thought there was a chance of an elevator shoe and then found this sitting photo, which seems to confirm my suspicions: Click Here My guess is Tom was the same height or a hair taller with 3.5 cm more footwear.

Here they are again, this time, Tom has boots while Pegg has maybe 1" shoes, but obviously no lifts as you can see his ankle is normal
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They're so close in height in that footwear, either can look a hair taller depending on who the camera favors. I would guess Pegg standing a fraction taller as he has a tendency to hold looser posture and bend his knees a bit. I do think Tom has lifts in his boots, but then he's looking at least 5'8.5" if Pegg is the 5'8.75" Rob lists him. Of course, Pegg emphatically claims 5'10"! This would be believable if Cruise were actually 5'9", but these comparisons show Tom can pass for a strong 5'8" in a typical elevator and a weak 5'9" in bigger boots. As for Tom's height claim, I have wondered if he's lowered his claim, but the fact that you can't even ask him doesn't seem like it to me. It seems that Tom doesn't want to put a figure on his height publicly anymore. Perhaps he thinks it's better to just appear taller than people think he is. I can't blame him. If Tom were to come out and claim 5'9" today, it'd receive a ton of scrutiny from rags like the Daily Mail. I had actually thought Mark Wahlberg would have lowered that ridiculous 5'10" claim from 1995 that nobody could possibly believe and would go with a more reasonable 5'9" or even 5'8.5", but much to my surprise, Marky Mark repeated the 5'10" claim a few years ago!
lasla said on 30/Jul/17
rob, could tom cruise drop to 171cm at ninght in his peak?
MJKoP said on 29/Jul/17
Thanks, Pete....err, Parker(Spiderman?). That is exactly the set of pics I was referring to. But I'm sure Cruise had lifts implanted beneath the soles of his feet, cuz he HAS to be 5'7" or under, right?
Rising - 174 cm said on 29/Jul/17
Yes, good find, Pete. I don't know if Katie's sandals add 1/4" or 1/2" since I don't own any sandals, but it's certainly more than Tom's bare feet, unless, of course, Tom's feet are actually hi-tech elevator shoes! If we assume Katie is between her 5'8" and 5'9" claims and the sandals take her to 5'9" then the shortest Tom looks to me would be a very solid 5'7", but I think he looks more 5'7.5". Now if Katie is 5'9" in bare feet as Rob lists her then of course you can raise that a bit. You can use the big guy's head in the background as a reference. Tom's head is above his nose and below his eyes, but closer to his eyes.Katie's head is at the top of his eyebrows, possibly just above. The front shots show you roughly how much extra hair they have, at least insofar as we can guess this without actually flattening their hair under a stadiometer. Only if we lower Katie an inch from Rob's listing to 5'8" could Tom look less than 5'7".
Richard said on 29/Jul/17
Hi Rob, you saw Cruise-Holmes photos?
If in those photos Katie Holmes is 176 cm then Tom Cruise is between 171-172 cm.
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He can't be 5'8" because 1-1.5" or 2,5-3 cm a that distance would be very little but Holmes looks at least 1.6"/4 cm taller and if they were straight she can be 2"/5 cm
Again if you look Cruise's shoes are slightly higher than DiCaprio, and you can also notice that the shoes has lifts inside of 2-3 cm.
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If Cruise is a good 176-177 cm here then barefoot he could be 171-172 cm.
Rob what do you think of a 5'7.5"-5'7.75", at most, Cruise?
Richard said on 29/Jul/17
Rob, If in those photos Katie Holmes is 176 cm then Tom Cruise is 1.5"-2" shorter and between 171-172 cm.
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Again if you look Cruise's shoes are slightly higher than DiCaprio, and you can also notice that the shoes has lifts inside of 2-3 cm.
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If Cruise is a good 176-177 cm here then barefoot he could be 171-172 cm.
What do you think of a 5'7.5"-5'7.75" Cruise?
MrFish said on 28/Jul/17
Rob, do you think that I'd be about an inch taller than Tom?
Editor Rob: if you met him at an event in normal 2cm range shoes, you might be surprised...I'm sure he'd look near your height with some of the boot/shoes he has worn recently.
Parker said on 28/Jul/17
@Pete - Yes those are the ones thank-you

Tom barefoot next to 5'9 listed Katie in a half inch sandal.
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Rising - 174 cm said on 28/Jul/17
1/4" is no insignificant I can't really dispute it, but at the same time, there's no evidence of it either. He probably always was 5'7.5". He could look either 171 or 172. I know Dmeyer agreed that Tom got 2.3"-2.5" from his boots and lifts at Bruckheimer's Hollywood walk of fame ceremony 4 years ago, but Tom only looked 1"-1.5" taller and if Bruckheimer is 171 cm and his dress shoes were 1" then that would make Tom 176-177 cm with booots and big lifts. Subtract even the low end of 2.3" from the max 5'9.75" that would make him just scraping 5'7.5". Cruise was also half an inch to an inch shorter than Johnny Depp who had over half an inch less footwear with normal 1.7" cowboy boots, but I really see Depp more 174 than 175 cm, which would also put Cruise no more than 171.5 cm. Cruise already losing height 4 years ago becomes a bit less likely, imo.

If you look at Tom with Leo last year, he could look 5'8.75"-5'9" with 2" elevators and better posture. Tom has looked taller than ever since about 2010 while in the early 2000s, he was no taller than 5'7.5" Spielberg. Look at the Tropic Thunder premiere I posted below as well, he looks 173 range in 2 cm sneakers sneakers. Or in this All The Right Moves promo pic, he actually looks more a 5'7" guy with 5'3" Lea Thompson: Click Here Funny enough, Tom's character claimed 5'10" in that movie! I always thought Tom was a good actor, but if he can play a 5'10" guy then he's a better actor than I thought! Speaking of his early movies. With a footwear advantage, he looked more a 5'7" guy with 5'6" Shelley Long in flats in Losin' It.

Like I said, it's such a minimal amount, I can't really dispute it, but at the same time, there's no actual evidence of it either so I wouldn't assume a fit guy like Tom who always has outstanding posture would lose anything while still relatively young. Sly Stallone, who is similar in that regard, made until at least his 60s, probably his mid to late 60s before losing anything. Staying fit with good posture can take you to a much older age than Tom without losing anything, but when we're talking about a 1/4", Tom's shoes vary more than that on a regular basis, as do many others so there's a reason Rob doesn't give peak heights until it's a half inch loss.
Dmeyer said on 27/Jul/17
Peak 5'7,75 now 5'7,5 0,25 loss AT mid 50s is good
MJKoP said on 27/Jul/17
".....at 5 feet 9 inches" was almost three decades ago. He may very well advertise himself as 5'8" today(if asked, which I heard is against the law!).
Rising - 174 cm said on 27/Jul/17
I still say right between 5'7" and 5'8" - no discernible difference between Cruise and Spielberg, Lewis Hamilton and Jerry Bruckheimer. Remember a real 5'8.5"-5'8.75" guy Jason Statham had at least an inch on him. But for the Cruise is under 5'7" crowd, since I already posted two videos of Tom and Mario Lopez, I'll post a few stills for convenience.

Valkyrie premiere: Click Here
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If Tom had lifts there, he's doing a pretty good job hiding them and looks as tall or taller than Mario!

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Same thing, pretty normal looking shoes, but while Tom is shorter this time, it's not by much - an inch tops - as it's difficult to tell who is taller at certain points in the video when Mario puts his head down.

So how tall would the Cruise is under 5'7" crowd say Mario is? For reference, Mario has consistently claimed to be 5'11". Now he's nowhere near that tall and like Cruise, he's also looked shorter than Statham, so I've personally concluded he's 5'8.5" and Rob lists him 5'9". He can't be far from that range yet Cruise is similar in height without obvious lifts. If Cruise is under 5'7" then what is Mario? Under 5'8"?
Pete said on 27/Jul/17
Rising - 174 cm said on 25/Jul/17
@MJKoP and Parker: Yeah, that's the photo I was talking about. I know the date and location(Australia, February 2006), but can't seem to find it either.

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Slim 182 cm said on 27/Jul/17
After examining the Holmes picture, 5'8 max is plausible, I'd give him the 173 upgrade. Good listing btw,
Zach said on 26/Jul/17
Rob is it acceptable for Cruise to claim 5"8 for convience I feel he is closer to 5"8 than 5"7?
Editor Rob: I think he should claim 5ft 8.
Pierre said on 26/Jul/17
If Cameron is really 5"8'...oups
MJKoP said on 25/Jul/17
Pierre said on 25/Jul/17
Katie Holmes 5"9'?Hum...maybe.My ex-girlfriend was 5"9',she was looking taller than her with larger shoulders


Okay....cool story, bro?
Rising - 174 cm said on 25/Jul/17
@MJKoP and Parker: Yeah, that's the photo I was talking about. I know the date and location(Australia, February 2006), but can't seem to find it either. If she's 5'9" then Tom at under 5'7" would look roughly 2.5" shorter considering her sandal. Even if she's 5'8.5", it'd still be about a 2" difference. Of course, I'd be a hypocrite to put too much stock into one photo, but if you follow the same logic some do on the Brad Pitt page, then that one pic proves Tom is taller than 5'7".

@Rob: Yeah, I'd say around Knight and Day in 2010 was when Tom's footwear seemed to grow.

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Diaz at 5'8" would top 5'11" in those heels and perhaps reach 181 cm or come close as they seem at least 8 cm to me and she looks about 4 cm taller than Cruise in the first pic to me and more like 2 cm range in the 2nd and 3rd pics. I'd estimate the difference around 3 cm from the video, but it can look anywhere from maybe an inch all the way to 4 cm. This seems to safely put Tom at 177 range in those boots, which I'd say are about 6 cm or 2.3"-2.5" range. It's quite possible he even reaches a full 5'10" in them. So 5'7.5" looks the safest estimate barefoot there, but the 172 cm is obviously possible if those boots are only 2.3" and if he's reaching a full 5'10". Holding his own with a 5'8" woman in big heels shows he's not 5'6" range as he'd be lucky to hit 5'9" in those boots. In fact, the press remarked on how conspicuously tall Tom looked at that event.

The other period Tom's footwear was quite large was around the time he was married to Nicole Kidman, particularly towards the end when he did MI 2.
KH said on 25/Jul/17
Cruise did it to himself with all the hot tall women he has dated lol. If he had dated average sized women the 5'6 and below nonsense wouldn't be happening. People see all the pictures with him being towered by tall women in heels and make assumptions based on average sized women.
Richard said on 25/Jul/17
@Rising - 174 cm
You're right I focused on the difference between DiCaprio and Hardy and I didn't notice that detail. If you look, Cruise's shoes are slightly higher than DiCaprio, and you can also notice that the shoes has lifts inside of 2-3 cm.
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If Cruise is a good 176-177 cm here then barefoot he could be 170-172 cm.
@Rob? Still open for a 5'7"-5'7.5" Cruise?
Nik said on 25/Jul/17
... But alas he is loaded and I am not!
Pierre said on 25/Jul/17
Katie Holmes 5"9'?Hum...maybe.My ex-girlfriend was 5"9',she was looking taller than her with larger shoulders
Nik said on 25/Jul/17
He's about the same height as me!
Harris said on 25/Jul/17
Rob, could you see Cruise being possibly the same height as you at peak?
Editor Rob: I think he had a chance of hitting 5ft 8, but not at night.
Parker said on 25/Jul/17
MJKoP said on 23/Jul/17
For the 5'6" pushers who keep crying "lifts!" and "footwear!" could someone less lazy than me dig up that candid shot of Tom completely barefoot on a boating dock standing right next to his 5'9" wife in flip-flops? Cruise is over 5'7". Deal. ,

I've looked for it numerous times - It appears to have disappeared off the net, but you are correct, Katie was in a 1/4 inch heel sandal and Tom was barefoot. IMO there was less than an inch between them.
Pierre said on 24/Jul/17
@Parker=With only shoes which are looking very classic Rob gain 2.4 inches(6.1 cm)(page=shoe lift in this site),then with a little more sophisticated and luxury shoes....
Pierre said on 24/Jul/17
@Parker=then enter"luxury elevator man shoes"
Rising - 174 cm said on 24/Jul/17
@Rob: That's true. I do think Tom went through a phase where his footwear was often pretty normal, albeit 0.7" has always been rare for him. But I would say whenever guys like Cruise, Stallone, Gibson, Diesel etc. wear boots, even boots you wouldn't think twice about if someone else were wearing them, there's always the potential for something inside them, unless you can find a shot that suggests there isn't. For instance, as soon as I saw this photo from the Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol UK premiere, I thought there's a good chance he has something in his boot: Click Here Granted, it's not obvious in other shots if this is indeed the case.

@Richard: DiCaprio looks pretty much bang on 2" taller than Hardy there, so he looks just slightly taller than Cruise, but DiCaprio is standing straighter with Hardy. Notice DiCaprio has a bow tie with Cruise, but a tie with Hardy. That's the 2016 British Academy Film Awards with Cruise and the LA premiere for the Revenant with Hardy. Here's another from the premiere, probably slightly better for comparing from this angle, but it shows basically the same thing: Click Here Leo looks pretty much exactly 2" taller than Hardy so Hardy seems maybe 0.5 cm or 1/4" taller than Cruise in comparison, but to that, another small amount should probably be added to account for posture so if Hardy is 175 cm barefoot, then I'd say Cruise passes for about 174 in those shoes. Leo can look a flat 5'11" with Hardy, so maybe he is, but 181 is probably at least as likely, if not more.
Editor Rob: Tom definitely has brought out elevators at times over last 5 years...maybe he has made the mistake of reading articles or interviews or even the Internet and noticed how often his height is a focus or a jibe.
Darius5'7" said on 24/Jul/17
I would say 5'7.5"
5'7.25" min, 5'7.75" max.
IMO Tom cruise is 100% 5'7" or above . 5'6" is impossible . I would say there is more chance of him being 5'8" than sub 5'7".
Aaron said on 24/Jul/17
170-171
Richard said on 24/Jul/17
Hi Rob, can you see these photos?
DiCaprio with 5'9" Tom Hardy, 5'9.5" or 177 cm in dress shoes:
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Cruise, at the same event, is a good 176 cm.
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Here you can see Tom is 7 cm shorter than DiCaprio
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DiCaprio has 2 cm dress shoes but Cruise's shoes has 3 cm and 2-3 cm lifts and you can clearly see it.
DiCaprio 183 cm in dress shoes
Cruise 176 cm, shoes+lifts (3+2 or 3)
176-3-3= 170 cm
176-3-2= 171 cm
To be generous he can be 177 cm:
177-3-3= 171 cm
177-3-2= 172 cm
Maths is maths.
He is not 168 cm but he is 170-172 cm so 171 cm is better than 172 cm.
John said on 24/Jul/17
Is 5 ft 7 in considered short or below average height, meaning, not that short?
Parker said on 24/Jul/17
@Pierre, these shoes give ~ 3" from barefoot.
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There's a limit to what 'discreet' lifts can give you. It's max 2.5" in a shoe, and even that is pushing it.
charles thenot said on 24/Jul/17
he is tall in my eyes
MJKoP said on 23/Jul/17
For the 5'6" pushers who keep crying "lifts!" and "footwear!" could someone less lazy than me dig up that candid shot of Tom completely barefoot on a boating dock standing right next to his 5'9" wife in flip-flops? Cruise is over 5'7". Deal.
Rising - 174 cm said on 23/Jul/17
@Pierre: No, I know a lot about elevator shoes and lifts. A discreet elevator shoe will add only around 2" over barefoot. That is, a discreet elevator to the trained eye, maybe less. Go to the James Kyson Lee page to see an elevator that actually gives 2.5"-3". Tom had a 2" actual gain type elevator shoe when he looked 5'8"-5'9" to Jay. See my 18/Jul/17 post for the pics. At most, those are maybe 2.3" and they are noticeable. Don't believe the height increases the elevator shoe companies claim - they measure the highest point of the back of the shoe - a supposed 4" elevator will give 3" range and down the line.

@Parker: You may be right, as I said, I'm not certain either way, but they don't look suspicious. Though as far as the Beckham picture, it could also be that Beckham has a little camera advantage. I believe Beckham is bang on 5'11" since he claimed that height and looks it next to 5'10" Michael Parkinson. I'd say Tom looked about 5'7.5" here with Beckham, possibly 172 cm as listed: Click Here

Of course, for those that worship at the altar of barefoot photos, dig up the pic of Tom barefoot and Katie in sandals in Australia back in 2006. Tom is over 5'7" in it even if Katie is only 5'8.5" since her sandals give her at least a fraction and she's not 2" taller in the photo.

That is an example of Tom without lifts and so is the Tropic Thunder premiere: Click Here
This is Tom in thick logger type boots(I suspect he may have inserted lifts in them as well): Click Here Click Here Click Here

The difference is obvious. Just look at the difference in his legs, particularly lower legs. Speaking of Ben Stiller, compare Tom and Ben in this video, especially around 2:38: Click Here

If lifts are (predictably) the defense, then I'll show you Tom in possibly subtle 2" type elevators and Ben

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Editor Rob: it is certainly a rare occurrence to see Tom appear at a premiere in anything but a solid shoe or boot. The one time he did wear what looked an all white 0.7ish style, he naturally didn't look as tall, but still not that short either.
Parker said on 23/Jul/17
@Rising, don't disagree with anything you have written, although personally I don't believe Tom had a lift in his shoe that night. If you look at the pic with Beckham from the same night:-
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Considering the lean he looks close to 4 inches taller than Tom, wearing a GAP type boot Click Here. I imagine they would give about 1.25". I think David's a solid 5'11 (Like DeCaprio) so standing close to 6'1 if he stood straight.

Tom usually looks closer to 3 inches shorter than David
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Although I'm not sure whether Tom is doing a bit of tip toeing there?

Anyway, back to the Lions for Lambs premier, I think Tom is standing at 5'9 in his footwear and agree with you, Katie standing at ~5'9 in hers. The difference being their posture in the pics.
Pierre said on 23/Jul/17
MJKoP=Thank you for the lesson MJKoP...Leonardo is maybe not really 5"11.5' barefoot this is only his official height like Jeremy Renner is listed 5"10' in some sites...171/172 Big Jay think Tom is max his height with supposed the same shoes as him=maybe Tom is 5"7'/5"7.5' maybe more 5"6' if his shoes were a little with lifts like luxury elevator shoes which are looking very classic 2 cm shoes...(it was in a event= where generally some celebrities are wearing lifts...)
Pierre said on 23/Jul/17
@Rising said on 22/Jul/17="the 5"6' range stuff is ridiculous"=no more than 5"7' stuff imo.Imo you can go in web to see luxury elevator shoes and then you will see that it's not impossible he's 5"6' or even a little under= luxury elevator shoes are looking very discreet and even more discreet with long pants,i think you don't imagine the real height you can gain with this shoes.And compare Tom with others celebrities is very approximate,you don't know exactly their real height only their official height.
Peter175 said on 22/Jul/17
Parker, Katie is in flats and I'm certain she's bending her leg too. You can see the dent in her dress
MJKoP said on 22/Jul/17
Pierre said on 22/Jul/17
@Parker=if Leonardo is really his height in web...no real proofs.

In order to discredit Leonardo's height for the purpose of discrediting Tom's height, you'll have to majorly downgrade literally everyone on the PLANET. Photos with people posing next to each other can be traced back to either you and/or people you know. Not to mention Rob has posed next to many celebs, and we have him being measured barefoot on VIDEO. If you really see Cruise as under 5'7", you'll have to forfeit at least a good inch of your own height to substantiate that figure.
Rising - 174 cm said on 22/Jul/17
@Pierre: If that's your opinion then fair enough, but I don't think the evidence points to that. If Tom is showing up shorter looking 170-171 in what look like normal shoes and then he looks 173-175 range with what would look like elevator shoes, the most logical conclusion is that Tom didn't have lifts when he looked a strong 5'7", especially since his elevator shoes the other day were around 2" type.

@Parker: Good points to balance the discussion, as always. As for Katie, she could very well be 5'9", but I'd also say there's at least a 50/50 chance she's 174 cm since she's also claimed 5'8". I tried looking up video from that event, but it's too short. I was hoping video would tell me if Tom was really standing taller than Katie that night, or if it was a combination of Katie slouching and Tom having a camera advantage. She looks at least as tall, if not a fraction taller: Click Here I think there's a slight tilt in Katie's favor, but she's not standing as straight. In your pic, Tom looks an inch or so taller. As for footwear, Tom's shoes don't look obviously suspicious, so I'd say a decent possibility they're normal and decent possibility he has up to a 1 inch lift inside: Click Here I'd be more inclined to defer to Rob on this one. Katie's footwear is likely 1/4" or so, but if she's as listed then she'd be 176 in them and I think it's likely Tom and Katie were standing about the same height that night with equal posture so he'd probably be at least around 5'9" in footwear. Of course, if she's 5'8.5" then things change a bit and it depends on if Tom's shoes are normal or if they have a small lift, but I wouldn't say there's much difference between them that night either way.

As for Tom and Leo, I'd say Tom has a 2 inch type elevator shoe and if Leo is 6'0" in shoes, then Tom looks 177 cm to me in footwear: Click Here Click Here It doesn't take a math prodigy to conclude 177 cm - 5 cm = 172. Of course, Tom does have better posture, but then 6'0" is a conservative guess as it assumes Leo is 5'11" flat and in 1" shoes. If he's the 181 cm Rob gives him then of course, he'd be at least 6'0.25" in those shoes. Tom clearly has better posture, but even so, it's tough to see less than maybe 176 minimum in footwear. Unfortunately, there is video, but the camera pans away around the time Tom must have congratulated Leo on stage. I'm still not seeing a flat 5'7" even considering shoes and posture with Leo since Tom's shoes could also add only 1.8" and it's not impossible Leo is as tall as 184 cm in that type of footwear.

5'7.5" is still a guess I'm comfortable with. He can seem both taller and shorter at different times. A full 5'8" and a flat 5'7" are still a little too high and low for me, respectively. But yeah, the 5'6" range stuff is ridiculous. No way he's in the same height range as Jonah Hill or Ben Stiller.
Pierre said on 22/Jul/17
@Parker=if Leonardo is really his height in web...no real proofs.
Parker said on 22/Jul/17
NotImpressed said on 21/Jul/17
I would say he's 5'6" at best.

I think at the end of the day, no matter how much evidence is presented, the media have done their job in convincing a lot of the public Tom is 5'6 or less.

For what its worth, a strong 5'6 man in normal dress shoes would be at about Leonardo DiCaprio's eye level.

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NotImpressed said on 21/Jul/17
There's a vidoe with Tom Cruise standing on stage with The Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige (who is 5'2"). Tom is barely taller than him. I would say he's 5'6" at best.
Slim 182 cm said on 21/Jul/17
Outsiders promo pic: Click Here
Pierre said on 21/Jul/17
@Rising=That's what i say =Tom's shoes are supposed 2 cm shoes,no one know the real advantage in this shoes.Big Jay is 171/172 and Tom is max the same height as him in shoes that no one know the real advantage and it was in a event.So i guess Tom is probably under 5"7'
Slim 182 cm said on 21/Jul/17
For me, it is impossible he measured below 170 peak. Just a strong 5'7. Yet alone 1.5 cm shorter than Rob is also impossible, he can only pull of 172 with certain camera angles. After rechecking the farrel cruise picture, there's more 6.5-7 cm between them, that would make farrel, 178.5-179 or tom 171 or 171.5.
Vam said on 20/Jul/17
Yes, 172cm.
Rising - 174 cm said on 20/Jul/17
As for Farrell, Slim. Actually, I'm pretty sure he's 5'9.5" so 176.5 cm, but he wears big heels a fair amount and has been caught tip-toeing at least twice at events next to women in heels, so he's going to look taller at times, but then can also look closer to 5'9" at other times.

I'm not 100% sure about Val Kilmer, though. I wouldn't go under 5'11" for him, nor over 5'11.5", but he's a big boot guy himself, whether cowboy boots or some other thick boot so naturally, he'll also look taller than he is at times.
Pierre said on 20/Jul/17
@Johan=We know Jeremy Renner is 5"8' only in the picture with Rob...It was an event he had maybe big lifts this day,he was a little on Rob with his left hand and was maybe a little on tiptoe for the picture.
Editor Rob: Renner isn't a guy who looked to go on tip-toes (Milo Ventimiglia is such a guy). I feel the photo is very very close to how he seemed in person.
Rising - 174 cm said on 20/Jul/17
Pierre said on 20/Jul/17
@Rising=so Tom would be supposed 170/171 in supposed 2 cm shoes in a event.Then i guess he's under 5"7'.

No. Jay said Tom looked like a 170-171 man wearing normal(2 cm) shoes. NOT that he'd actually measure that in 2 cm shoes. Jay himself is 172 barefoot and he was comparing Tom to himself.

As for Top Gun, Tom, like Sly Stallone, doesn't only seem to wear lifts built in, but sometimes puts lifts in mass produced shoes. Here are some examples: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here

I don't know if this was the case for Top Gun or not, but if they were doing as many tricks as McGillis has claimed then I wouldn't rule it out.

@Slim: I didn't say he definitely wore lifts in the film, but I said it wouldn't surprise me considering it's claimed they tried to make him look taller and it's easy to conceal a lift in a thick boot.
Slim 182 cm said on 20/Jul/17
If rising is correct, than 10.5-11 cm between Kilmer and tom.
even said on 20/Jul/17
Tom Cruise is a 5 foot 7 man , trust me .
Jeff said on 20/Jul/17
Rob, is he wearing lifts there? Click Here
Editor Rob: doesn't look anything suspicious, just a military style boot.
Pierre said on 20/Jul/17
Dustin hoffman 5"5' is just an estimation like others estimations for others celebrities(Colin Farrell Tom cruise...).And lots of time estimations of height are more or less above the real heights.
Parker said on 20/Jul/17
If Katie is 5'9 Tom does well to look taller if he is only 5'7.
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Pierre said on 20/Jul/17
@Rising=so Tom would be supposed 170/171 in supposed 2 cm shoes in a event.Then i guess he's under 5"7'.
Johan said on 20/Jul/17
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Under 5'7" ? come on, we know now that Jeremy is a solid 5'8" so even with a little boost I just don't see it.

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Slim 182 cm said on 20/Jul/17
Rising, I couldn't understand tom walking around with more than 2-2.5 inches of foot wear. But 5'7.25-5 is close to the truth. He looked it next to Hoffman in rainman, because for once he wasn't the shorter castmember, and in that minority report face to face scene with farrel, we both agree on 177 for Farrell right? That would make tom 6 cm shorter, so 171.
Also in the photo above next to Holmes, let's say Holmes is 5'9 barefoot, 6'0 in shoes. Tom seems to be pushing 175 in boots that would make you 5,10 if u wore them, I think he's wearing boots as you can see them sticking at the side of his trouser leg when he slouches/drops posture. Now back to top gun. If he did stuff a lift into his shoe.
bodyshot of Crowe and cruise: Click Here

In person, I do see short guys(under 5,8) wearing heaps of cowboys, boots, and timbalands. Specifically boots, if you want, google "RM Williams". Crazy heels man, it'd be the equivalent of walking on stilts, man.
Rising - 174 cm said on 19/Jul/17
@Pierre: He did say Tom looked more 170-171 without lifts, but he also said Tom could be at best his height, though he thought Tom was a bit shorter. I stand by 171.5, but 171 is entirely possible. 170 is just a bit low for me to believe.

@ Slim: His boots are pretty thick, wouldn't surprise me if he had lifts since Kelly McGillis spoke about the tricks they did to make him her height. She slouched and war barefoot in some scenes: Click Here Click Here
Pierre said on 19/Jul/17
@Rising= Tom in 2 cm shoes is only that he can see.Internal heels are not really visible.And that was in a event.In your memory he say Tom was at best his height= so very probably more 170/171 than 171/172.
Slim 182 cm said on 19/Jul/17
During "top gun" the height difference and shoe advantage, 3,5 inches between Kilmer and tom, but tom wore 0,5 inch more shoe making val a weak six footer, or tom 5'7.5
Rising - 174 cm said on 18/Jul/17
@ Pierre: That's not true. Here are BigJay's words on the first night:

"On the first night of the Premiere when I met him he was wearing normal shoes (2 cm formal shoes). Normal looking shoes. But that night I was also wearing 2 cm formal shoes just to be prepared. We both had on even shoes, and he appeared to look 170-171 cm to me. He just just fraction shorter than me."

Now the second day and Jay's impression of Tom's height:

"The net day i went to see him at World Square in the city and he out of nowhere had a growth spurt overnight and was 3-4 cm taller than he was the previous night! I thought it was safe to wear flats that day, but the day i wore flats he was wearing 3-4 cm lifts shoes! i am 171-172 cm tall. I came to a decision that Tom Cruise was definitely under 5'8, but he wasn't under 5'7. He would be 170-171 cm. That's my guess. He was not taller than me. He was at best my height and no taller!"

So there you have it. BigJay thought he was a solid 5'7" and not less than 5'7". When he did have lifts, we can conclude based on Tom appearing 3-4 cm taller than when he had appeared 170-171 that he looked between 173-175 the next day. That's also basically what Rob said Jay told him:

"Editor Rob: yes there were a few photos of them, Jay may have told you already, but I'll mention it here - he thought he was near 170cm one day then nearer 175 the next...of course he had a possible elevator shoe!"

Jay seemed to think he had 5-6 cm elevators when he appeared taller and I would agree with about 5 cm: Click Here Click Here Click Here

If Tom appeared 174 or so the next day then that would mean he was likely around 176-176.5 in 5 cm type elevators, which points to 171-171.5 or a fraction shorter than BigJay as h thought. As Rob said, this seems to confirm somewhere in the 5'7" range. I remember Tom measuring up pretty well to Colin in that movie, though I agree Colin is 5'9.5".
Willes188 said on 18/Jul/17
Good upgrade, but i would him 173cm personally
Pierre said on 18/Jul/17
@Rising=Big Jay was next to Tom in an event(Events are the good times for celebrities to wear lifts because lots of people) =in my memory Big Jay said Tom was a little shorter than him so a little under 171/172 range in very probably advantageous shoes=Probabilities Tom is under 5"7'=99.9% imo
Slim 182 cm said on 18/Jul/17
170, 171 maximum. 172 is a stretch. In rain man respectively, he failed to tower Dustin Hoffman, who's 165-168 last time I checked. And in minority report, he and imo 5'9.5 Farrell had a decent face to face scene, Click Here . So I do think you generously rounded up the quarter inch tbh. Never seen him 172 and above, unless wearing boots, I think he may have In too gun to not look short next to Kilmer.
Rising - 174 cm said on 18/Jul/17
I forgot that another example of Cruise looking short long before any height loss could account for it is the beginning of Collateral where Jason Statham looks about 3 cm taller than Cruise, which would make Tom about 5'7.5" if Statham is the 5'8.75" he's listed at here and it's just as likely Statham is only 174 cm, though the difference could obviously be an inch as well, but either way, Cruise definitely looked 171 cm minimum and 172 max with Statham. Tom must have forgotten his lifts for that role! Here's a close up of Tom's shoes: Click Here I actually don't think he did wear lifts, but that heel looks around a decent 3 cm to me, but credit to Tom for pulling off a more menacing role, especially at his natural height!
Sam said on 17/Jul/17
I think you get a smaller measurement if just above the eyebrows, well for me anyway, but the widest part for me is 23.5 inches and 23.25 inches just above the eyebrows. I used to think my head was on the bigger side and think it still is slightly, but not massive. Seems to suit me when I get a buzzcut. My head lengths about the same as Robs. My Grandad has a bigger head than me and makes mine look small in photos, but he's tall and long limbed and I think the men and some women on my mums side of the family have bigger heads in comparison to my Dads side.
actionjackson said on 17/Jul/17
23 inch for jenny seems impossible (average men head size is 22.5 inch),but thanks for your reply
Editor Rob: it's not impossible, I measured it at 23, mine was only a fraction more...
Hijopotamus said on 17/Jul/17
5'7" max
End of the discussion.
Thank you Michael Voorhees
Harris said on 17/Jul/17
So odd how a 170-172 cm man could be often labelled "short" or "midget" in the media. Honestly, if I had no idea of his actual height I'd have thought he was no taller than 5'4" based on the jokes etc...probably not even 5'4" tbh!

5'7" to me is an average-looking height for a guy, especially for his generation. Yes, a little on the shorter side but not significantly so. If he's more 5'8" than 7 then that makes the short-labelling even more bizarre. As for what my estimate is...I'm unsure given his use of lifts, I agree with Rising and I'd say 5'7" is equally as possible as 5'8".
Michael Voorhees said on 16/Jul/17
Somewhere here in the U.S., a few years ago a magazine put out a picture of a old bus pass I.D. card of Tom Cruise at the age of 18 & he was listed at 145lbs & 5'7', with or without shoes I don't know. But why at the age of 18 when he was still a unknown would he list himself at 0nly 5'7' in less it was the truth? It's possible that he grew a bit after the age of 18, but not by much.
actionjackson said on 16/Jul/17
hi Rob,could you please tell me your head circumference please?thanks
Editor Rob: I think last time it was 23.25 and Jenny about 23 flat
RisingForce said on 14/Jul/17
A 1/4" loss is obviously possible, but I see no real evidence of it and it'd be hard enough to detect on anyone, much less someone like Tom whose height has fluctuated a lot over the years. I don't think he looked shorter than he should have with Crowe, here's video of the Sydney premiere: Click Here

Look at Tom's boots back at the Mission Impossible 2 UK premiere with Crowe: Click Here Click Here He could get more height out of a thick boot like that if he put lifts in them compared to the maybe 1.8"-2" type elevators he wore at one of the recent Mummy events.

What Tom was doing around the time of Mission Impossible 2 was putting lifts in contemporary styles of chunky footwear: Click Here Click Here Or in the case of that first pic, even tip-toeing as well! Yet he still comes up shorter than Nicole Kidman in flats. Or a few years earlier, he'd wear logger type boots: Click Here But Tom almost always wore thick boots with Nicole, undoubtedly with lifts at times. Similarly, late 2000s/early 2010s, Tom was wearing bigger boots a lot. Look at the "Knight and Day" Tokyo premiere or Jerry Bruckheimer's Walk of Fame ceremony. It's likely he was getting 2.3"-2.5" from those boots with lifts, but I haven't seen him wear those in a while. Lately, he seems to favor 1.8"-2" type elevator shoes.

Here's an old photo from a different event, doesn't look like there'd be much less of a difference than there is now: Click Here

In a lot of the photos, one or the other is closer to the camera, but Russell is 5'10.5" and Tom was, and I'm pretty sure still is, 5'7.5". A 3" difference is noticeable, I don't think there's any more than that recently. Recently is far from the shortest Tom has looked, imo. He looked shorter early in his career when he was still playing teen roles and look at this 80s photo with an aged Frank Sinatra: Click Here Sinatra was never more than 5'7.5" himself and I think the same is probably true for Cruise. Tom with a roughly 5'9" Robert Duvall back then: Click Here Even with Tom employing the old arm around the shoulder, Duvall looks 1.5"-2" taller.

Then there's Tom with 5'7.5" Steven Spielberg 15 years ago: Click Here If you didn't consider Tom was dropping a fraction height with his stance, you'd think he was a flat 5'7" there. Scroll down and you'll see the photo of Tom shorter than 171 cm Jerry Bruckheimer on the set of Days of Thunder as well. I don't think Tom looks shorter these days than he ever did before. I think the bulk of his short appearances were relatively early in his career, but he can look shorter then taller, then shorter etc. depending on his footwear. I think from seeing him with so many people listed 5'7.25"-5'7.5" on this site(Spielberg, Bruckheimer, Sinatra, Lewis Hamilton), Tom has always been that height, but could and still can look as tall as 5'8.5", perhaps 5'9" with lifts and his good posture.

@Darius: I agree.
Darius said on 13/Jul/17
I think if any chance for a height loss, then it would be most probably 5'7.5" peak and 5'7.25" now. I don't think he was 172 cm. That's bit of a stretch. Maybe 171 cm flat now. He looks tall to be 5'7" and too short to be 5'8". So I think 171.5 or 5'7.5" is the most reasonable like many here agrees.
Brad said on 12/Jul/17
"Investigated the possibility of a 1/4" loss". Sherlock Holmes hat and pipe looking at all the '17 photo evidence for that 1/4". 5 and 7 plus 3/4 is the lowest I'd go and he's been around that forever.
Peter175 said on 12/Jul/17
Rob, have you investigated the possibility of a 1/4 loss? Look at him with Russel Crowe in the 90s and compare it to now and Tom looks shorter compared to him. bigjay at 172 seemed to edge him too. To be honest I haven't seen Tom cruise look 5'8 like he did in Vanilla Sky or The Firm the past years. He looks more and more a 5'7 range guy and not a strong one. Even in Jack Reacher he didn't seem anything about 171. Same with him and weak 5'8 Zac Efron

I'm beginning to think he's 172 peak and 171 right now.
Editor Rob: I haven't ruled out the possibility, especially last couple of years...

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