Jack Nicholson Height

"The minute that you're not learning I believe you're dead."

~ Jack Nicholson

One of the greatest actors in Hollywood, Jack Nicholson is known for his work in movies such as Easy Rider, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Chinatown, The Shining, Batman, A few Good Men, and many more such gems.

This icon of Hollywood has been nominated for the Academy Award a total of twelve times which makes him the most nominated male actor in the Academy's history. He has won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice, once for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and once for As Good as It Gets (1997); he also won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Terms of Endearment (1983).

About Jack Nicholson's Real Height

For some reason, Jack Nicholson has been thought of as a short actor throughout his career. But he wasn't actually as short as people thought him to be. He was not as short as other great actors like Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr., or the late and great Humphrey Bogart are or were -- all three of them are or were around 5'8" tall.

In the 1994 book "Jack's Life" by Patrick McGilliganhis, Jack Nicholson's height was mentioned as five feet nine and a half-inch.

Which sounds right, especially after carefully looking at him in his movies and comparing his height to that of people like Dennis Hopper (5'7"), Shelly Duvall (5'8"), or Louise Fletcher (Nurse Ratched), who was 5'10" tall in her prime.

Now in his eighties, Jack Nicholson is a bit shorter than he used to, be though he will always be one of the biggest actors on the screen, half-bald, bad-tempered and all.

The real height of Jack Nicholson is

5'8" or 173 cm

Height in his prime was 5'9½"

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese, and Jack Nicholson height comparison
Robert De Niro (5'7¼" from 5'9"), Al Pacino (5'5" from 5'6"), Joe Pesci (5'2½" from 5'3½"), Martin Scorsese (5'2" from 5'3"), and Jack Nicholson (5'8" from 5'9½") [The pink shadow denotes how much height they have lost since their prime]

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'11"
India 5'5½" 5'½"
Mexico 5'6½" 5'1½"
China 5'6½" 5'1½"
Japan 5'7½" 5'2½"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3¾"
France 5'9" 5'3¾"
United States 5'9¼" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9½" 5'4¼"
Canada 5'10" 5'4½"
Australia 5'10" 5'4½"
Germany 5'10½" 5'5"
Netherlands 5'11½" 5'6"
Dinka people of South Sudan 6" 5'7"

Data was collected more or less from Wikipedia and some other sources. Expect a slight discrepancy from real life. A more detailed chart can be found here.

"It's very easy to go down, so always live up. Incline yourself upward."

~ Jack Nicholson