‘Tall, dark and handsome’- a phrase that has been repeatedly used by most women to describe their “ideal man”. Though remarkably sexist, this phrase has stuck with men since eternity. The fascination that women have with tall men might be hard to wrap your head around and is, probably never going to end. But height has nothing to do with what you can achieve and your favorite Hollywood celebrities have proved it, time and again.
We are pretty sure you must have wondered at least once in your life, as to what is the exact height of your favorite male actor. Are they really as tall as they look on screen or is it just a good camera angle?
So we’ve put stars in a height line-up to prove that big talent comes from stars of all heights.
1. Robert Downey Jr.
The ever-so-popular ‘Iron Man’ star Robert Downey Jr. might look taller on screen in his red and gold armor but in reality, he is no taller than 5ft 9in.
2. Tom Hardy
He is best known for roles in movies like ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, ‘Inception’, ‘The Revenant’ and as Bane in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, a film in which he wore thick footwear to add to his stature, as he is 5’9” tall.
3. Vin Diesel
He isn’t as big as he looks (at least not height-wise). The American actor best known for roles in films such as the ‘Fast and the Furious series and ‘Pitch Black’, has often been described as being 6’4” tall. However, on a radio show, the actor claimed that he is 6ft 1in , but wears thick heeled boots a lot of times.
4. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leo’s height has been a rather debatable topic for some. For some reason, his fans and the press think that the actor looks shorter than he claims to be and have a hard time believing the fact that the actor is actually 6 feet tall.
5. Ryan Gosling
Ladies go gaga over this Canadian actor who is best known for his performances in movies like ‘The Notebook’ and ‘La La Land’. The actor who has been gifted in the looks department also stands at a good height of 6 feet.
6. Tom Cruise
His colleagues and ex-girlfriends have often made fun of his 5’7” height. But when you’ve had a long and successful career like him, who cares?
7. Brad Pitt
Brad is 5 ft. 11 in. tall but his fans argue that he’s actually taller than has been reported.
8. Ryan Reynolds
When asked about his height in an interview, the witty ‘Deadpool’ star said “I’m 6′ 2″ with a 5′ 10″ face”.
9. Daniel Radcliffe
Our beloved ‘Harry Potter’, who is considered as one of the shortest actors in Hollywood, stands at 5 ft. 5 in. Due to his short height, he has to stand on a box during filming as most of his co-stars are taller than him!
10. Johnny Depp
Known for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies, Depp has been quoted saying, “I’m not the biggest guy in the world by any means — I’m only five-foot-eleven”.
11. Mark Wahlberg
The ‘Ted’ actor claims that he is “only 5 feet 10″ and that it often comes as a surprise to people.
12. Bradley Cooper
Bradley who gained worldwide popularity for his role in ‘The Hangover’ movie series is one of the tallest actors in the Hollywood industry. As per an interview, he stands at an extremely good height of 6 ft. 2 in (almost).
13. Chris Hemsworth
Chris is 6 ft. 3 in. and that used to pose a problem for him until he auditioned for ‘Thor’, where his magnificent, truck-like body was deemed perfect for the role.
14. Dwayne Johnson
The multi-talented Dwayne Johnson, also known by his ring name ‘The Rock’ revealed in an interview that he is almost 6 ft. 5 in. tall.
15. Ben Affleck
Ben is again, one of those unfortunate ones whose height proved to be an issue during his acting career. The actor revealed in an interview in the year 2000, ‘I was 6 feet 3 and people told me, ‘You’re too big to be a leading man.”
16. Matthew McConaughey
The ‘Interstellar’ star’s listed height puts him around 6 feet, but on certain occasions; he has said that he stands at 5 feet 11 3/4 inches.
17. Jason Statham
Jason’s British accent and handsome looks make him extremely popular among the ladies. Although he isn’t as tall as most men in the industry, he stands well above the average male height with his 5 feet 10 inches.
18. Dev Patel
The British actor, who found great success with the blockbuster ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, has been listed by his agency at a height of 6ft 2 in.
19. Matt Damon
Best known for roles in ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘The Martian’, ‘Good Will Hunting’ and ‘The Departed’, Matt has faced quite a few issues due to his weight and height and revealed earlier in an interview that, “I’m 5-10.5, maybe 5-11 if I totally stretch out”.
20. Will Smith
Will has always appeared as quite the tall guy and in this case, appearance is not deceptive. The actor stands tall at 6 feet 2 inches.
21. Hugh Jackman
The star stands tall and proud at 6 feet 2 inches and various reports have made rounds on the web saying that he doesn’t truly represent the ‘Wolverine’ character as in the comics the character is only 5 feet 5 inches tall. His fans however, don’t seem to mind it.
22. Keanu Reeves
Having starred in action films such as ‘Speed’ and ‘The Matrix’, Keanu Reeves is known for having a chiseled body which when combined with his height of 6 ft. 1 in. makes for a killer combination.
23. Tom Hiddlestone
The British star who is well known for his role as Loki in the ‘Thor’ series, has revealed that he himself isn’t too sure about his exact height. He said in an interview, “I’m 6ft. 2in, 6ft.3in…I’m never quite sure, it seems to vary.”
24. Benedict Cumberbatch
Our beloved ‘Sherlock’, with his unusual curly hair and angular face, looks very different from your usual Hollywood hunks but his height is just at par as he stands at almost 6 ft. tall.
25. Chris Pratt
Last but definitely not the least, Chris Pratt’s height of 6 ft. 2 in. shouldn’t come as a shock as it is pretty obvious that the actor is super tall.