How tall is Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise's Height

5ft 7 ¾ (172.1 cm)

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

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

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

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

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

How tall is Tom Cruise
Tom and Rosamund Pike, Katie Holmes and Cameron Diaz
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Average Guess (668 Votes)
5ft 7.23in (170.8cm)
Mister lennon said on 21/Apr/19
Penn could be 5'7 range. Yes.
But i dont see a peak oldman so short as 5"8. He looked everu bit of 5,'9.
Pierre said on 21/Apr/19
@Mister Lennon=yeah,or Gary Oldman is really 5"8.5' and then Sean Penn is max 5"7'.Next to Georges Harrison Sean looks always 5"7' max.But we can think Georges harrison's height is not good too...
Mister lennon said on 20/Apr/19
Penn could be a weak or flat 5'8 and oldman a solid 5'9
Pierre said on 20/Apr/19
@Johan =but Tom is standing closer to the camera and the floor isn't regular but looks always shorter than her....And Katie holmes 5"9'...Here next to Patrick Stewart listed 5"8' = Click Here by considering he has no hairs and probably a fraction more heels,she looks very similar to him .Click Here = here easily closer to the camera.Here closer to the camera than Serena Williams in cool posture Click Here .Here Serena closer to the camera always in relax posture = Click Here .
Pierre said on 20/Apr/19
@Mister Lennon= you really see Sean Penn 5"8' even if Gary Oldman was 5"9'?!There is easily more than only one inch by this pics!
Johan 185 cm said on 20/Apr/19
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Out running with his 5'9" ex wife, very much doubt he had lifts because when she is in heels he still manages this :

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Mister lennon said on 20/Apr/19
Oldman was more 5'9 peak.

Harrison weak 5'10 peak, as john lennon or maybe a little bit shorter.

Penn 5'8 peak.
Pierre said on 18/Apr/19
Tom Cruise and Sean Penn = Click Here Click Here .Sean Penn and Gary Oldman listed 5"8.5' = Click Here Click Here Click Here .Sean and Georges Harrison listed 5"10' = Click Here
Peter175 said on 17/Apr/19
Rob, don't you think guys in the 5'7-8 range make the most interesting heights for debating? Since people often can see a very short photo of them and conclude a 5'6" range (and extrapolate that they're in lifts in them so 5'4 max) or next to a taller woman and call them midget or whatever.

Then other times they can wear larger footwear near a shorter cast and appear to be 5'10-5'11(To the average looker who isn't paying much attention)

I don't think you can make any person watching a Tom Cruise movie estimate him at being below 5'6" without a lot of assumptions about what lifts hes wearing or whatever. Zero chance for Jack Reacher or the firm for example where he looked his tallest (I'd have estimate 5'9 for the firm honestly)

This site seems to be the general opinion of what most people think of him as (5'7 instead of 5'8")
Editor Rob
It's a range in which it's not quite at the average of 5ft 9, and I think is when you can look short. A lot of actors in that range would be tempted to claim 5ft 9.
mohammad said on 16/Apr/19
5 foot 7 , with a 90 percent chance of certainty .
Ricky muliawan hansyar said on 16/Apr/19
Michael pena is perfect 170 cm but not tom cruise
Kimblemur said on 14/Apr/19
5’7 flat
Ricky muliawan hansyar said on 13/Apr/19
5ft7.75 inch is final prediction for him
Ian C. said on 13/Apr/19
How could it have been possible that Tom Cruise was cast as Jack Reacher? The Reacher of the novels is six foot five and heroically strong, and Reacher's size and strength often figure in the plots, so casting Cruise as Reacher was essentially a rebuke to the fans of the books.

Casting Cruise as Reacher would be like, I dunno, casting Gary Oldman as Dracula, or Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins. You take a beloved character from a series of popular books and cast someone completely physically inapt as the character.
Ricky muliawan hansyar said on 12/Apr/19
172 cm is best fit for him
William_O'Jell said on 12/Apr/19
Tom was about 5 feet 7 inches when younger but is now probably 5 feet 6. That makes him roughly the same height as 'the short Beatle' Ringo.
Pierre said on 9/Apr/19
Sorry,i made a mistake,the second video with Dustin = Click Here .I have watch another time the first video and i think the difference between Guy Montagné and Christophe Dechavanne is at least 2.5 inches=imo the guy without hairs has a strong head and forehead and lots of time slouch a little bit to talk to the other guy.
Pierre said on 9/Apr/19
Yes Tom is taller than Dustin in Rain Man but watch that = Click Here =at around 3:06 and 3:20 = i think the left guy without hairs(Guy Montagné) is 2 or 2.5 inches taller than the right man(Christophe Dechavanne).I know approximately the height of the left guy because i was standing next to him in a supermarket one time.I'm around 5"11.25' during the day and i'm around one forehead taller than him.He's listed 172 in France(around 5"7.75')and then i think this list is good.Now the right guy next to Dustin(Dustin wear comfortable heels imo,watch them at around 2:58) = Click Here =they are standing in around the same posture at around 3:43 /3:46
cmillzz said on 8/Apr/19
always been a 5 ft 7 guy, only 172 cm maybe straight out of bed.
Bora said on 7/Apr/19
His peak height can be even 5'11" but in fact he is almost 5'8", he can peak 3 inches for sure
Ricky muliawan hansyar said on 7/Apr/19
Imposible tom cruise only 5ft7inch (170cm) come on he is hollywood superstar.5ft7.5 inch is golden standar height for man to be sexy hero.
Jimhopper said on 7/Apr/19
5-7 no more.
Parker said on 7/Apr/19
Man in Black said on 5/Apr/19
Just watching Rain Man as I type this. Cruise is at best 1 inch taller than Hoffman in most scenes

I felt it was at least 2 inches as in dance scene below - The escalator scene 3-4 inches

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Man in Black said on 5/Apr/19
Just watching Rain Man as I type this. Cruise is at best 1 inch taller than Hoffman in most scenes, both wearing standard dress shoes. Hoffmans posture is slightly slumped as well. In the famous coming down the elevator shot though, Cruise is probably wearing a slightly more generous heel.
Jay Ong said on 5/Apr/19

There's no way Tom is 5'7 3/4". In lifts or elevator shoes he only appears at 5'9 1/2" to 5'9 3/4" max. He never appear looking 5'10". Fact, without lifts or elevator shoes he is only 5'7" to 5'7 1/4" max barefeet. Just compare him to Lewis Hamilton and Zac Efron, he never appears taller to both of them even with boost.
Jay Ong said on 5/Apr/19
Hi Rob,

Is Lewis Hamilton really a 5'7 1/2" guy? If that's so then Tom must be really 5'7" flat. Whatever Hamilton's is Cruise is 1/2 inch shorter. Unless Lewis Hamilton has more lifts than Tom. But in comparison to Zac Efron, Cruise look 5'7 1/2". What's your thought on this Rob? For me I see Tom Cruise a strong 5'7" guy to 5'7 1/4" max.
Editor Rob
I don't know if the road they were on gave either favour, but we know lewis did come in around that range for a measurement - of course it could have been 172cm, a height he has looked too...whether he wears lifts, or just has great posture is debatable.
Ricky muliawan hansyar said on 4/Apr/19
I'm sure average height (General) for man is 5ft7.5-7.75 inch (not 5ft8 inch) .Hollywood superstar Tom cruise,teen idol Justin bieber, Bollywood superstar shah rukh khan, top singer from england zayn malik and popular host Ryan seacrest is Good example for 5ft7+ range guys.this sample is come from different country superstar
Bradley said on 3/Apr/19
Angus needs to go back to the Scottish bog (Lost In Space episode). Cruise is as listed. G supported figure.
Angus said on 2/Apr/19
Both cruise and Hammond are 5'7" tom wears lifts to reach 5'9" 5'10" and up to 6ft
Ricky muliawan hansyar said on 2/Apr/19
I think at low condition he is 171.5 cm, wake up in the morning he is 173.5-174cm range and then in normal condition he is 172-3 cm range. That's my opinion,so 172 cm is perfect list for Holywood Superstar Mr Tom cruise.tq
222 said on 2/Apr/19
171 max
Pierre said on 1/Apr/19
Another = Click Here
Xpac99 said on 30/Mar/19
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170 cm is more realistic i think
Johan 185cm said on 28/Mar/19
I still think 5'7.5" is a possibility but no way he is less than that.
cmillzz said on 24/Mar/19
@TheBat, even if he was weak 5’8, that wouldn’t be considered short compared to the average American. “Short” would be like 5’6 or 5’5.
TheBat said on 23/Mar/19
Yeah this listing seems right. He's short but not tiny like Daniel Radcliffe or Jerry Ferrara.
Bradley said on 20/Mar/19
As listed today and back in the day. The G had this right. G approved. I saw it myself.
billionaireslayer said on 18/Mar/19
5'6 he was shorter than Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men, with Jack having 25yrs on him, and Jack maybe being a strong 5'7 or very weak 5'8 in his prime. Did not look much taller than a 5'4ish Dustin Hoffman.
cmillzz said on 16/Mar/19
Without his lifts, he’s 5’7 flat at most.
Paul Wood said on 14/Mar/19
I've always thought he's not 172cm. I think he's 171.5cm (5ft 7.5in)
Mister lennon said on 14/Mar/19
I still think 173 mnimum.
Man in Black said on 13/Mar/19
I was watching The Color of Money last night. Obviously Cruise was a young guy in that, but interesting to see. In the scene where Newman visits Cruise at his job, Cruise's footwear is decently visable, a kind of cuban chelsea boot with a strong 2" heel. In this scene he's probably got about a half inch on Newman, but Newman is slouching by comparison and a much older man at this stage in his career. Newman is wearing more normal looking footwear though.
JD 5'9" said on 13/Mar/19
Does he always wear lifts. He seems to edge out Simon Pegg who I don't think is under 5'8". I guess he's a strong 5'7" guy without lifts.
khaled taban said on 13/Mar/19
He is no taller than 170cm
Lee dytcher said on 12/Mar/19
He scuba dived with my company for 3 day's when I lived in Barbados. Bare foot on my boat he was shorter than me and I'm only 5ft 7ins
Bradley said on 10/Mar/19
I met myself and he told me as listed in '93 a foot away.
Ethan Couch said on 9/Mar/19
I met a movie producer that said he was 5’4! Do you think it’s true Rob?!
Editor Rob
I think some people like to exaggerate for dramatic effect, including the producer.
burnitdownhomies said on 26/Feb/19
Flat 5'6. Maybe 5'5.75 at worst.
Pierre said on 20/Feb/19
@Parker=In your pic Tom is standing closer to the camera and Ben Stiller does not look to me very straight.In this pic the difference seems to me slimer between them = Click Here .Tom's shoes have a vertical angle in the laces portion and seems to me advantageous like he had a lift in these .Jonah Hill listed 5"6.25' looks sometimes taller than Ben Stiller depending where is the camera = Click Here Click Here .Jonah hill and James Corden who is imo a weak 5"8' = Click Here
Bradley said on 19/Feb/19
In Jerry MaGuire he does look his "shortest".
Parker said on 18/Feb/19
Long time posters have all seen the barefoot pictures often posted here of Katie & Tom together, In my opinion, there is not more than 1 inch between them in Katie's favour, so that puts Tom in the 5'7-5'8 range. Split the difference and go for 5'7.5. Explains why he can look 5'9+ in footwear.

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mande2013 said on 14/Feb/19
I'm not a massive fan. In any case, I could certainly believe he's potentially like 5'6.75 barefoot or something, but I seriously doubt he's anywhere near as low as 167.
Pablis96 said on 13/Feb/19
Personally I think he can be a little below 170 so something between 167 and 169.I truly belive that.He is using constantly different kinds of elevator shoes from more discreet to elevators with huge input.Without all this height miracles he is a little bit below 170 for sure :) by the way ,great actor ,icone of Hollywood :)
Vat said on 6/Feb/19
Tom Cruise=172cm (5'8) for sure.
You know.
hridoy said on 6/Feb/19
true 5'7".
Pierre said on 31/Jan/19
Click Here = Imo 5"8' 3/4 for Katie Holmes is debatable = here next to Patrick Stewart listed 5"8'(At Patrick Stewart page 31 votes are giving him 5"7.9') they are looking on the same step/posture and she looks at most the same height as Patrick imo(by considering hairs of course). Click Here .Here their shoes= Patrick has classic heels and Katie slimer heels but Patrick has not a big advantage on her imo(in the last pic she's clearly closer to the camera ).At Patrick Stewart page 31 votes are giving him 5"7.9'.By this comparison with Patrick Stewart i would guess Katie holmes more 5"8' or weak 5"8'.
Peter175 said on 28/Jan/19
Tom at flat 5'7 doesn't make sense.

This guy is every bit a weak 5'8 now that I've seen his older films where I know for a fact he didn't have lifts
ArjunaKorale said on 26/Jan/19
Tom is the MOST DYNAMIC ACTOR of our generation. People can criticise his personal beliefs as much as they like but when his time is ‘up’ & he is gone from cinema, people will realise what they have lost. However, I don’t believe that he is a tall (or even average height) American man. I know your site lists him as almost 5 ft 8 but I care to disagree with that. I think 5 ft 7.5 inches (closer to 171 cm) tall for Tom is an ever so slightly more accurate estimate!
Rising - 174 cm said on 9/Jan/19
@Parker: In fairness, they seem like they could be a bit thicker than 1" even without lifts. I'd say 1.2" range is pretty likely, but that extra fraction is a wash since Rob still lists Katie at a full 5'9" as opposed to 5'8.75". I see more 3" difference in the pic, though, but you can't tell from that angle how big Katie's heels are. If you ask me -- and admittedly no one did -- they look like possible 3" heels from the back: Click Here They're also not completely flat in the front making 3" all the more plausible. but I don't see more than a 2.5" difference in this pic from the same event: Click Here It was getting rare for Tom to appear without some sort of lifts or elevators by 2011, but the boot itself looks pretty normal from that last side angle.
Parker said on 8/Jan/19
Lawson said on 7/Jan/19
5'8 3/4" katie with 2.5" heels = a 5'11.25" Katie in the pic above. Cruise is 2.5" shorter in that pic above beside her. So Cruise is standing 5'8.3/4" with 1. 3/4" (lift shoes)/heels. Cruz is 5'7-5'7.25" tops when barefoot and Katie is 5'8 3/4" barefoot. Do we really need to carry on the argument with that pic above ? I don't think so.

The argument would be the shoes only look standard 1 inch - How do you know they give 1.75"?
Timson said on 26/Dec/18
5-7.5 max. Probably under
Rising - 174 cm said on 16/Dec/18
I haven't seen enough myself to agree with Rob and MJKoP that Cruise edged Spielberg without shoes. I couldn't find any on set pic fitting MJKoP's description, but the Minority Report Berlin premiere is a bit tough for me to overlook because there's a series of pics that day and Cruise is dropping some height in the full pics, but looks half an inch shorter so is Cruise really dropping more than half an inch? Also, the pics with Clinton aren't perfect, but I don't get the impression Cruise was taller there either: Click Here Click Here I get why some will give the edge to Cruise, though. He has looked taller than Spielberg more often than vice versa, but that could be Tom's shoes and posture. With that said, I wouldn't be surprised if Spielberg was 172 cm peak either. I still have Tom more like 171.5, but I'd be less surprised if Tom was a full 172 than a flat 171. He's not a particularly short guy, but his footwear makes him tricky.

@Junior: I don't see how Cruise could be a flat 5'7" if Jamie Foxx is 5'9.5" minimum because Foxx has never looked a full 2" taller than Cruise, much less 2.5". Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Here's shots of their shoes from the side: Click Here Click Here Click Here Tom's shoes look pretty normal that night, imo. He has often worn 5-6 cm elevators the last decade as you say(more 5 cm the last few years), but he can pass for a 174, even 175 cm guy at times and has looked like he'd measure 176-177 cm in them making him 171-172 range barefoot.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 13/Dec/18
Always 170cm and always put on 5-6cm lift under his feet.
hridoyham58 said on 13/Dec/18
5'7" and nothing
JamesB172cm said on 9/Dec/18
Rob 5ft7.7/8 peak?
Editor Rob
You wouldn't be surprised at that. There will come a time when Tom falls to 5ft 7 and under and the argument will be that he never was above it.
michael loughrie said on 6/Dec/18
Good listing!
NewFace said on 28/Nov/18
I am not sure he's as tall as 172cm. The reason being I always thought he looked pretty small in one of his first movies, Risky Business. There was another small actor I can't remember the name of in it that didn't even seem much shorter at all in comparison.

Secondly, even in converse it is very viable to be 6cm taller quite easily if you stick some decent lifts in the high tops. This would mean he would easily clear 178cm in his lifts. Does he ever look that tall? With hair this would mean he would look comparable to some 5'10" or 5'11" guys lacking in the bonce department with his decent posture.

178cm might be a limit though in normal looking footwear for 172cm, but it would be very easy to achieve in almost any sort of footwear. It gets increasingly harder to walk after that. I'm sure Rob can also easily get to 179cm quite comfortably but will have problems walking when he gets to 180cm....
NewFace said on 28/Nov/18
I am not sure he's as tall as 172cm. The reason being I always thought he looked pretty small in one of his first movies, Risky Business. There was another small actor I can't remember the name of in it that didn't even seem much shorter at all in comparison.

Secondly, even in converse it is very viable to be 6cm taller quite easily if you stick some decent lifts in the high tops. This would mean he would easily clear 178cm in his lifts. Does he ever look that tall? With hair this would mean he would look comparable to some 5'10" or 5'11 guys lacking in the bonce department with his decent posture.
Bradley said on 28/Nov/18
As listed in '18.
Michael, 5'10" 178 cm said on 26/Nov/18
He can’t be as tall as 5’8” in real life. Tom almost always looks short in movies he stars in. He only looks taller in the Mission Impossible films because he wears lift and because they use special camera angles to give the illusion of him being taller. Tom can’t possibly be taller than 5’7”, why could I say this? Well, if he was as tall as 5’8”, then the media wouldn’t be calling him short and they wouldn’t be listing him as 5’7” on every website instead of 5’8”. He looks more than an inch shorter than Jeremy Renner who is listed as 5’8 1/4” on here and just look at how comically short he is compared to his ex-wives Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes who are 5’10 1/2” and 5’9” respectively. Yeah, so I’m not buying into the fact that Tom can be that close to 5’8”. He is 5’7” flat imo.
Fabrizio said on 14/Nov/18 e'172 cm
MJKoP said on 13/Nov/18
There was as full-bodied picture from the set of War of the Worlds where Tom was more than just slightly taller than Steven. Glenn(yeah, I know) even described Cruise as "towering" Spielberg. Perhaps uneven terrain? Can someone possibly find it???
MJKoP said on 13/Nov/18
I'd give Cruise a slightly higher peak height than Spielberg. Rob described him as "marginally taller"(as reflected in his listings) and I agree with such an assessment.
Rising - 174 cm said on 10/Nov/18
@Greg99: Rob has Spielberg 5'7.5" peak. The 5'7" is his estimate for his current height. Tom only looks slightly shorter in some pics, but can also look slightly taller. It probably depends on shoes, posture and angle, but the fact that neither ever seems to look more than a little taller than the other tells me they're very close to the same height. I'd give both 5'7.5" peak and Cruise is probably still that tall while Spielberg is likely 5'7" max now at over 70.

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2002 Showest Awards Gala: Click Here Click Here
2005 War of the Worlds premiere: Click Here Click Here
2005 War of the Worlds photocall: Click Here
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Greg99 said on 10/Nov/18
Tom looks slightly shorter than Steven Spielberg (whom Rob has pegged at 5'7") in the many on-set stills of the two of them.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 9/Nov/18
5'9 - 5'9 1/2 with lift. 5'7 def a barefoot height.
TheBat said on 5/Nov/18
Everyone now agrees that Tom is around 5'7", the added 3/4 is very solid.
savfdfff said on 26/Oct/18
idk. Could have been a weak 172 cm at peak. I would say he is around 171 these days if that.
Anonynon said on 18/Oct/18
I find it funny as hell how google has Tom Cruise at 5'7", and you also have Bow Wow at 5'7". No wonder everyone thinks 5'7" is short. If his height is actually what is listed here, Cruise is definitely not what I'd call short, just below average. Everyone takes a shot at Cruise for being so short which is stupid. I think it's just a case of Cruise constantly taking pictures with women taller than him (with heels) which makes him look short.
HonestSlovene said on 12/Oct/18
172 cm peak and strong 171 cm now.
Editor Rob
He still holds up well in films, look at Never Go Back (well, don't look too's not that good) but with a guy like Aldis Hodge or Cobie Smulders, he just doesn't look a short guy.
Rising - 174 cm said on 6/Oct/18
I don't believe Cruise is taller than Downey, but they could be the same height. @Pierre: Glad we agree on that. That event is one of the best for determining Tom's real height. Aside from Katie, I think there might be a few decent pics to compare Tom to McConaughey and Stiller. His shoes often looked pretty normal promoting Lions for Lambs too, but he may have worn small lifts then.
Legit 6'2 said on 6/Oct/18
@Jonas Valanciunas
Surely he is taller than rdj
The listing is good,
171,5 cm for Tom Cruise
Jonas Valanciunas said on 27/Sep/18
Rob,I think he is taller than 5'7 lift wearer Robert Downey Jr
He should be 171,5/172 cm
Good listing Rob,great job
Pierre said on 24/Sep/18
@Rising =I agree with you Rising his shoes in this event"Tropic Thunder Premiere" were looking very classic and flat,i think if he had a gain with this, it was not a big gain.
Rising - 174 cm said on 20/Sep/18
Tom does seem like he's always wearing elevators/thick boots these days and since at least 2010, but it wasn't that uncommon to see him with normal shoes for much of the 2000's with the most striking example being the Converse-type sneakers he wore to the Tropic Thunder premiere with Katie in 3" heels. Sly wore elevator boots or those thick Hogan sneakers(which come with 2 cm insoles) almost 24/7 from 2003-2008, but actually wore normal shoes often from 2009 through early 2017 and had been wearing low cut dress shoes to every event for 2+ years before he conspicuously began wearing lifts to most events again the past year. I was surprised to see Banderas in flat, low cut shoes a few years ago, but even when he doesn't have his obviously big heels, his shoes often have an angle, are higher in the back or have a bit extra heel. Pitt will spend thousands on a pair of boots, but if he's the constant lift wearer many on this forum think then he's much better at hiding it than these other guys.
Ruben Bosco said on 20/Sep/18
Max 5 ft 7, absolutely not over
Hijoputamos said on 18/Sep/18
Allie, these guys NEVER wear regular shoes on events, believe me. If there are cameras, be sure they are on special shoes lifts boots etc. It’s part of their job. And I’m talking about guys like Tom, Brad, Banderas, Sly, etc
Custom elevators are hard to detect and they look like regular shoes, that’s why they are so expensive, hello!
Rising - 174 cm said on 17/Sep/18
@Allie: No problem. That style of elevator can be difficult to spot from some angles. In fact, Tom fooled me at the Rogue Nation NY premiere. I thought he had normal shoes until I saw them from the side. Tom would actually wear normal shoes during the early years of his marriage to Katie, but it's been a while since I've seen him at an event or on a talk show without elevators or a thick boot of some kind.
Pierre said on 17/Sep/18
If Big Jay has seen him the same height as himself,with the emotion,Tom's generous hairs....,i think he was probably one hair shorter than Big Jay, and was probably wearing shoes a little bit sophisticated. Probably a little bit under 5"7' barefoot, around 5"6'range,i see him around this height.Not very important,you can stand at 5"6' or 5"3' or ... by looking beautiful and charismatic as him.
Allie said on 13/Sep/18
@ Alex B - Thanks! On further inspection I think that Alicia A is probably 5'7 range (and 5'8 at the absolute very most) and not near the 5'11 or 5'9.5-10.5 listings I've seen.

@Rising - 174 cm - I suspected Tom was wearing more elevated shoes, but I also just shrugged it off and assumed that it was just normal dress shoes. Thanks for telling me that!
Rising - 174 cm said on 11/Sep/18
@Allie: Tom is wearing elevators to that premiere: Click Here Look at the angle at the laces. You often have to see a 1.8"-2" elevator from the side to tell, but there's more room for his foot than a normal dress shoe. It's unmistakable from the right angle once you know what to look for. Even so, as Dmeyer said, they're not huge.
Alex B said on 10/Sep/18
Looks around 5/7 ft tall
Allie said on 7/Sep/18
OOPS, in the pic of Alicia Aylies and Tom, she appears to be tilting her head and her posture doesn't look the best, so the height difference could be closer to 4 inches..? Maybe she could be closer to 5'9..
Allie said on 7/Sep/18
To anyone who sees this, how tall does this French beauty queen look next to Tom Cruise at the Paris premiere of MI? Her name's Alicia Aylies and I've seen ludicrous 180 listings at one point but it seems to be just 177/5'9.5 right now. I'm not so sure I believe that because the height difference looks probably 3 inches max despite the footwear:

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He seems to be wearing normal dress shoes:
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Her heels:
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Dmeyer said on 6/Sep/18
rising 174 vey interesting quote it is clear tom look about 5 ft 8.5-9in with 5 ft 11-11.25 leo while his shoes with the angle you showed will give at max 2 in as the outside heels isnt so big and there isnt room for more than 1 in lifts that give no more than 0.6-0.65 in in reality so very likely give just 1.7 in total yet he looks aleast 176-176.5cm shoes on so has to be not far off 5 ft 8 , also cruise has pulled off 5 ft 10 shoes in some bigger elevator 2.25 in types, i met jamie and he is defenetly solid 5 ft 9 in
Rising - 174 cm said on 4/Sep/18
@Junior: Tom can't be 5'7" flat if Jamie Foxx is anywhere near the 5'9.6" you give him: Click Here Click Here Click Here Tom's shoes even look normal: Click Here Click Here If he did have lifts, they'd be far too small to make a 2.6" difference between Tom and Jamie possible. Remember, this was 2004 and it wasn't unheard of for Tom to wear normal shoes to events at that time. You can see how short Tom looked that same night with solid 5'11" Bruce Willis with a camera disadvantage, but better posture: Click Here You can also see how much taller Tom can look with another solid 5'11" man in 2016: Click Here And you can see he did have a roughly 2" elevator that night: Click Here If Jamie is even 176 then I can't see Tom less than the 172 Rob gives him.

@Brad: Tom didn't look 2" taller than Glenn. More 1", maybe 1.5" tops.
Bradley said on 2/Sep/18
RobH met him. You meet and and look at his feet. In posture you are about correct. Jr. must think G is 5' 5" with the cruiser.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 1/Sep/18
@Dmeyer You're too thoughtful on Tom. But truth he is 5'7 and never wear less than a 2" lift in his movie after the late 80s. So Tom is 5'9 with "shoes" on.
RobH said on 1/Sep/18
I stood next to him at a charity beach event on solid ground. We were both wearing flip flops of identicle 1" sole. I am exactly 5'8.25 and we were eye to eye while just about everyone else was taller than us. I did notice he leans when he stands which can give the impression of being smaller by a few inches.
Tod Charming said on 30/Aug/18
Tom Cruise is a 5'7 actor who looks 5'10. Why? Because he's an actor!
Rising - 174 cm said on 30/Aug/18
@Dmeyer: I agree. He wears elevators that add around 5 cm a lot, but occasionally elevator boots around 2010-2013 that may have been pushing 6 cm: Click Here Click Here He might have measured 177 in them or at least close and I'd think they're around 2.3". He also wore some clunky 90's boots with Nicole Kidman and probably had an extra lift in them at times.

@Peter: Cruise gives a pretty average 5'8" appearance more than a short 5'7" impression with the exception of a few early films and 80's photos, but I'd be more surprised if he measured a flat 5'7" too. As I've said before, the Tropic Thunder premiere is one of the best events to judge Tom's barefoot height since he has sneakers about as thin as Converse. Click Here Click Here Click Here Katie's heels don't really seem to have a platform and aren't sky high, but I'd think a decent ladies heel like that should give her a good 2" footwear advantage over Tom's 0.6"-0.7" shoes so the figures the media used of 5'7" for Tom and 5'9" for Katie are very unlikely since she doesn't look 4" taller to me. I think she could be 5'8.5" since she's claimed both 5'8" and 5'9", but she may not be much more than an inch taller than Tom judging by how she looked in sandals with Tom barefoot.
Dmeyer said on 28/Aug/18
Cruise on occasion looks 175cm but many Times looks 5'8,25-8,5in 174cm while in shoes that Can give so much so has to be 171-2cm
Jim hoppa said on 26/Aug/18
Id say 5-7. In the new MI he looks tiny next to Cavill.
Hijoputamus said on 26/Aug/18
Rising, bang on.
Bradley said on 25/Aug/18
Weak 5-8 peak, no impossible mission here.
Peter175 said on 22/Aug/18
Agreed with everything Rising said.

I think 5'8 flat is more possible than 5ft7 flat peak heights.
Rising - 174 cm said on 22/Aug/18
@CDS: That was my first thought too. Baldwin has a pretty healthy ego and might have wanted to make sure Cruise didn't look artificially close to his height. Sort of like Michael Caine mentioning people thought he was short because Liz Taylor was on a box for their scenes. But Baldwin did that with Jeremy Renner too and I don't think Renner was wearing lifts and he was doing it in photos with his wife too and she's not particularly tall. And yeah, Alec has always been about 5'11" rather than the 6 feet he wants people to believe he is, though I don't recall seeing him with suspect shoes. I think Hanks was close to 6', but is now in that 5'11"-5'11.5" range. I don't think Alec has lost more than maybe a small fraction. He was only slightly taller than Orlando Bloom in his mid 40's and maybe an inch taller than Kevin Bacon back in the 80's.
Dmeyer said on 22/Aug/18
Standing neat 6 FT 1/2 inch with shoes on i oftenly feel tall in France , i Guess average hère is 177cm and if counting women and older men then less
CDS said on 20/Aug/18
@rising: that's crazy, I wonder if Baldwin notices someone like cruise wearing lifts, so he tip toes to compensate?? He must be height conscious too, must wear lifts himself. How else did he pull off looking an inch taller than tom hanks on that episode of Saturday night live a few yrs ago?? While I wouldn't say hanks is a solid 6', I'd still give him from 5'11" to 5'11.5", be Baldwin only 5'10.5" to 5'11", not sure either one has lost any height?
cmillzz said on 18/Aug/18
He doesn’t give off a short impression at all to me. Maybe it’s his lifts though LOL. I’m not really sure on his height, so I’ll have to go with Rob’s listing I guess, but there is a tangible possibility that it could be under this.
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Aug/18
@ MJKoP - I like your directness. Very funny!!! 😄👍

Tom can have 5ft7.75. You've convinced me! He's a smashing actor, and my Mum was very complimentary towards his looks.
Rising - 174 cm said on 17/Aug/18
I'd say 172 max, but 171 minimum so the 5'7" flat and 5'8" stuff are both wrong, imo. He's taller than someone like Michael Pena, but shorter than Sean Penn and Jeremy Renner. He typically looks about 174 when he wears lifts, but you can put him at basically the same height as Lewis Hamilton, Spielberg and Bruckheimer without them.

@Hijo: I only saw Oprah say Pitt was 6 feet, but I've never seen Brad say it himself. I've seen others claim that, though and I remember one poster saying Pitt even claimed 6'1" on Oprah. He's also supposed to have claimed 6 feet in commentary for Fight Club. But every time I've tried to check this stuff I've never found it, though I'm impatient and will sometimes skim through. I'd be surprised if either Cruise or Pitt got measured on TV. And yeah, Letterman doesn't hesitate to make his guests uncomfortable lol.

@CDS: I do want to see the new one as it looked good. Tom generally pulls off looking average to me in those films, especially from the 2nd one on. And yeah, Baldwin has always been about 5'11", but the funny thing was seeing him at the Rogue Nation premiere tip-toeing in pictures with Tom: Click Here He did the same thing with Jeremy Renner too. Don't know why as he's easily taller than both. Cruise would wear lifts in the films, but not when doing stunts. Michael Douglas wore boots with obvious lifts for some scenes in Basic Instinct yet there's a photo of his stuntman jumping out of the way of the car and he's supposed to be dressed the same yet clearly has flat sneakers instead of the boots Douglas wore. Generally, doing stunts in lifts is probably not advisable lol.
MJKoP said on 17/Aug/18
Aiden said on 14/Aug/18
No way he's over 5'6"


Ruben Bosco said on 15/Aug/18
No way 172 cm at most 5ft 7

(172.1 is his bare minimum).
Mister lennon said on 16/Aug/18
I see him 172 minimum today. Clearly.
CDS said on 16/Aug/18
Just seen "mission impossible: fallout", amazing action film with some incredible stunt work by cruise! Tom can easily pass for 5'9" or 5'10" in this around 5'11" alec baldwin, who he only looks around an inch or 2 shorter. But then, when he's around 6' Henry cavill, he appears 3 or even 4 inches shorter at times?? I assume cruise is "lifting" in this, except if course in the action/stunt scenes?
Hijoputamus said on 16/Aug/18
Rising, Pitt said he was 6 feet to Oprah. That’s why Letterman said what he said. He just doesn’t take s**** from guests. Same thing to MM at his face.
I’m confident Tom wouldn’t have a problem being measured on tv as Luke Perry and I would bet all my money Brad would never do it.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 16/Aug/18
Tom was never 172cm. He was ever 170.5cm bigger chance. Tom is 5'7 flat of less nowadays.
Ruben Bosco said on 15/Aug/18
No way 172 cm at most 5ft 7
Mister lennon said on 15/Aug/18
I thinl 172-173 peak.
Stil solid 172 now.
Aiden said on 14/Aug/18
No way he's over 5'6"
Rising - 174 cm said on 14/Aug/18
@CDS: Well most I've seen mentioned it assumed Letterman was talking about height. He could have meant both, but it'd be odd for Letterman to just make fun of Pitt's build as he was a fit guy regardless and far more women preferred Pitt's build to Letterman's build! That'd be weird since most were referring to Pitt as tall by that time, but who knows? As I've said, I'm far from convinced of Pitt being height-obsessed and a lift wearer, but he's often worn boots going back to the early/mid 90's so I find myself saying once again who knows? And Letterman was certainly the guy to call McConaughey out! He never worried about making his guests feel comfortable to say the least! I'd love to see Jeremy Piven try his 5'10" claim with Letterman. My grandfather always use to say he was 5'11.75" and if you'd say "so you're 6 feet then", he'd say "Nope. five eleven and three quarters." The difference is, he actually did look that height.

And I agree with Rob that Cruise doesn't look to have lost much, if anything. He's at an age where it's possible, but not inevitable regardless of stunts, especially since shorter men tend to lose less. Cruise is fit and has excellent posture, plus he certainly doesn't look shorter than he did in Losin' It or even A Few Good Men. Height loss should be determined by how someone looks and while Tom's elevator shoes make it more difficult, he's a good 10 years before you assume he must have lost something.
Lapinux said on 14/Aug/18
At age 56 and doing stunts for decades I believe he might have lost 5 mm or so. 172 - 172.5 cm peak
171.5 - 172 cm nowadays
CDS said on 12/Aug/18
I realize this is more Pitt related than cruise related, but is it possible that letterman was referring to Pitt being thin, not his height?😂 as for mcconaughey, yes it was awkward, just funny someone finally called him out on it...if you're saying you're 5'11.75", you're saying you're SIX FEET!??😂😂
grizz said on 11/Aug/18
@Rob, are you absolutely sure he hasn't lost any height,not even a quarter of inch? He's 56 and has been doing stunts for decades.
Editor Rob
He might have lost a few mm's, but I don't think he really has lost anything noticeable.
Rising - 174 cm said on 10/Aug/18
@CDS: I think Letterman said it about Pitt to Julia Roberts when Julia was promoting the film. The McConaughey thing was awkward lol. Letterman making the face and interrupting him with "five ten!" while Matthew pretended he didn't hear it, but got quieter and said "never been 6 feet." He's actually said that exact quote for years. There's an interview he did for U-571 where he makes a point of saying he's "5-11 3/4, not 6 feet." At least he's consistent lol.
CDS said on 9/Aug/18
@rising: what's this about letterman calling him tiny when "the Mexican" came out?? I totally don't remember that? But it reminds me of the infamous incident with Matthew mcconaughey not too long ago, when Dave said to his face, he thought he was only 5'10", right after Matthew told him he was 6 ft (or his monogrammed bathroom robe height of 5'11.75") 😂
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 9/Aug/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clearly everybody is wrong about him!

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

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

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

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

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

No....just no. There are plenty of other websites for that. Leave it out of this.

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