Tom Cruise Height

"In this life, it's not what you hope for, it's not what you deserve - it's what you take!"

~ Tom Cruise

Who is Tom Cruise? What the hell is Tom Cruise? How Tall is Tom Cruise? Millions of people google these questions on a daily basis. If you are one of those people, then you have come to the right place - all your questions will be answered here.

First off,

Tom Cruise is one of the wonders of the world. The 23rd to be precise - as we surmise. The other 13 wonders will all be revealed in due time, except three - which as seeing this is a family-friendly website, we cannot talk about them here. The remaining seven wonders are open to the public and can be learned about with an easy Google search.

He is the last of his line - Tom Cruise is the last big superstar of Hollywood. He is aged now (for a young dashing lead actor’s role) but he still looks and acts like the part. His movies don’t do well in his own home country, but such is his stardom that he still rules with an iron fist in the overseas markets - the Chinese are especially crazy about his spectacular nose, the Indians about his blue eyes, the Russians about his smile – in short everyone still wants a piece of him.

About Tom Cruise’s Real Height

So tall is Tom Cruise exactly? Or should we say how short is he?

Because he certainly isn't tall.

Why Superstars are almost always short?

Tom Cruise is no exception, instead, he is the rule.

Well, everyone knows that Tom is short, but how short exactly? Let’s get to the bottom of this mystery for once and all. 

We know, it is easy to get bogged down when talking about Tom Cruise’s Height. There are many websites on the internet that list Tom Cruise's height with different levels of inaccuracy. Is he five feet ten inches tall or just five feet five? There is just so much confusion there that a person can simply get tired of the stuff and simply wash his or her hands off of it.

Tom Cruise with a few fellow heavyweights? Does this image give you an idea of his height? Keep reading.

Tom Cruise height comparison with Robert Downey Jr., Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Jackman and Chris Hemsworth
Tom Cruise with Robert Downey Jr., Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Jackman, and Chris Hemsworth

But you don't have to worry about it here. Tom himself has claimed to be five feet nine inches tall (and weighing a healthy 147 lbs – 67 kg). The weight seems real enough but height? He doesn’t look five feet eight inches tall! You would say, he looks somewhere around five feet seven inches -  as most people think.

Perhaps that's why Tom’s ex-wife Nicole Kidman was caught saying after their divorce:

“At least I can wear my heels now.”

- Nicole Kidman referring to Tom Cruise’s height

Seems pretty incriminating? Just wait, more is coming.

Richard Harries (you are probably wondering who is that?) called Tom a midget.

Famous Comedian and Podcaster, Joe Rogan once joked about his height during stand-up comedy, saying:

“What scares you in a horror movie? Did you get scared in Interview with a Vampire, huh? Tom Cruise! Right in the ball, little five foot six inch midget, I am not scared of him! You know what scares me! Show me a movie or something that can really happen, all right! Show me a movie like a big guy with a big d*ck chasing a little guy in a locked room!”

- Joe Rogan circa 2011

Are these statements confusing you? Fear not, that’s why we are here to guide you through such a serious subject as Tom Cruise’s real height.

In this investigative piece of journalism, our first clue comes out of Tom Cruise’s early movie, Top Gun, where he was dwarfed by five feet ten inches tall Kelly McGillis – not a good start for him, is it, huh? What this simply proves is that Tom isn’t 5’10” but he isn’t five feet five inches either, please bear with us.

In the movie The Rain Man, Tom managed to look around two and a half-inch taller than Dustin Hoffman, who himself was around five feet five to six-inch tall in his youth - so Mr. Cruise definitely can't be 5'5" for sure.

This would settle Tom’s Height to somewhere around five-seven to feet eight inches at most. 

And sure, he can sometimes look spectacularly tall but those moments simply reflect his tryst with lift shoes. It has been reported that he has sometimes requested the directors of his movies to let him wear those magical shoes so that he doesn’t look too short in front of his co-actors and co-actresses. It may be that this is just a rumor.

Though truth be told Tom doesn’t need to worry about his height, he is still the most charismatic and charming chap in the business and has been for a long time now.

The real height of Tom Cruise is

5'8" or 172.5 cm

You may be thinking - but he can't be this tall! He is a midget! Trust us, if anyone wants Tom Cruise to be shorter - it is us, but truth can't be denied - Tom Cruise looks closer to 5'8" than any other number - real or imaginary.

Here is an image of Tom Cruise with his darlings. He surely an admirer of tall women - a true connoisseur. Though his claim of being 5'9" looks shaky in these rather incriminating photos.

Tom Cruise with Cameron Diaz, Katie Holmes and Nicole Kidman
Tom Cruise with Cameron Diaz (5'8"), Katie Holmes (5'9"), and Nicole Kidman (5'10.5"). Is it just us or Katie Holmes look extra smug when dwarfing Tom Cruise, and Nicole Kidman should really be named Nicole Bigman.

Here is another image of Tom Cruise with his co-actors. Does this man strike you as a jealous type? Who would sneak up on his fellow actors' height using lift shoes? Height fraud is a very real and serious thing.

Tom Cruise with Johnny Depp, Leonardo Dicapiro and Brad Pitt
Tom Cruise with Johnny Depp (5'9"), Leonardo DiCapiro (5'11.25") and Brad Pitt (5'11")

For reference here is the average height of humans around the world - it will make you appreciate Tom Cruise's height even more so - that he is not so short after all.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'11"
India 5'5.5" 5'0.5"
Mexico 5'6.5" 5'1.5"
China 5'6.5" 5'1.5"
Japan 5'7.5" 5'2.5"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3.75"
France 5'9" 5'3.75"
United States 5'9.25" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9.5" 5'4.25"
Canada 5'10" 5'4.5"
Australia 5'10" 5'4.5"
Germany 5'10.5" 5'5"
Netherlands 5'11.5" 5'6"
Dinka people of South Sudan 6" 5'7"

Data collected more or less from Wikipedia and some other sources. Expect a slight discrepancy from real life.

"I love what I do. I take great pride in what I do. And I can't do something halfway, three-quarters, nine-tenths. If I'm going to do something, I go all the way." 

~ Tom Cruise