Mel Gibson Height

"You know what happens when you don't take a risk? Nothing."

~ Mel Gibson

There is only one Mel Gibson in the world and he is the genius actor and director who gave us movies like "Braveheart", "Passion of the Christ", "Lethal Weapon" movie series, and "Mad Max" movies series.

Where height is concerned, Mel Gibson is not a tall man. Though he is certainly not some kind of dwarf as well -- even if he sometimes gives the impression of a very short person with even shorter limbs. This is perhaps because of his so well-built body -- he was a muscular, big-boned man, with hands that look like they could crush a walnut by squeezing it.

Mel Gibson once claimed to be 5 feet 10 inches tall, though he has been described as 5 feet 8 inches tall by the media most of his career (sometimes even as low as 5'4").

Now, Mel isn't the sort of person who would lie about something as trivial as height. If he says he was 5'10" -- he must surely have believed it -- perhaps he has been measured around that number.

After looking at him and comparing his height to that of some other actors like Robert Downey Jr. (5'8"), Mark Wahlberg (5'8"), Danny Glover (6'3"), and some others, we think Mel could have been just a bit shorter than 5'10" in his prime. So he is average tall after all.

Though it looks like Mel could be just a bit shorter now than he used to be. Height loss happens due to age and disease (compression and dehydration of spinal discs). Other notable actors like Sylvester Stallone (5'9" to 5'8") and Arnold Schwarzenegger (6'1½" to 5'11") have some height as well.

The height of Mel Gibson in his prime was

5'9½" or 176 cm

His present height is 5'9"

Mel Gibson height comparison with Mark Wahlberg and Tom Cruise
Mel Gibson with Mark Wahlberg (5'8"), and Tom Cruise (around 5'8")

Mel Gibson is one of his kind, here are some quotes from him which prove this.

Mel Gibson on needing happiness.

The thing we're all looking for is happiness, and if we achieve just a modicum of that or even a little piece of serenity even for five minutes a day, we're very lucky.

Mel Gibson on new beginnings.

It's a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don't know about you, but I make plenty. You can't turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.

Mel Gibson life's experiences.

Life's experiences, whether they be pleasant or unpleasant, torturous or excruciatingly wonderful and blissful, you know, the season you somehow and you learn from them.

Mel Gibson on being politically incorrect.

I am politically incorrect, that's true. Political correctness to me is just intellectual terrorism. I find that really scary, and I won't be intimidated into changing my mind. Everyone isn't going to love you all the time.

Mel Gibson on loving women.

I love women. They're the best thing ever created. If they want to be like men and come down to our level, that's fine.

Mel Gibson on worry about the future.

One should not worry about the future, particularly if it hasn't happened yet.

Mel Gibson on truly living.

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.

Mel Gibson on bitter experiences and how they change you.

I have learned that a bitter experience can make you stronger. I now boastfully say that I have a hide like a rhinoceros... and I'm smiling. It's an interesting thing.

Mel Gibson on what women want.

After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.

Mel Gibson on taking chance.

Every time you go out there to do something, you wonder if you can do it. There's no assured success. There's no secret recipe for success. Every time you go out there, you go out there with the possibility of great failure.

Mel Gibson on healing.

What I need to do to heal myself and to be assuring and allay the fears of others and to heal them if they had any heart wounds from something I may have said.

Mel Gibson on being excessive.

My biggest weakness is that I'm excessive. Fortunately for everyone concerned, I'm not as excessive as I used to be.

Mel Gibson on being fit.

I'm pretty fit, naturally. I do moderate exercise, and I try to eat pretty well and I think it has an effect on me. But hey, I'm putting on the insulin tire like everybody else, but that's just a function of getting older.

Mel Gibson on religion and politics.

Religion and politics hit nerves. There's a lot of anger about a lot of things. It's not easily resolved. I guess that's what wars are about. Wars are about prejudice and fear.

Mel Gibson on public humiliation.

You ask anybody what their number one fear is, and it's public humiliation. Multiply that on a global scale, and that's what I've been through.

Mel Gibson on chases.

Boy, there's nothing more thrilling than a chase. I'd often thought, over the years, that someone should do a whole film where it's nothing but a chase.

Mel Gibson on the power of art.

It's amazing how powerful a piece of work can be and how it can influence people and change. It's pretty interesting.

Mel Gibson on scary stories.

People like scary stories. There's a fascination with fear themes, and we want to face those things in a weird, subconscious way.

Mel Gibson on the power of pain.

Pain is the precursor to change.