Marlon Brando Height

"Only the one who walks his own way can't be overtaken."

~ Marlon Brando

One of the finest and most influential actors Hollywood ever produced -- Marlon Brando is remembered for his amazing performances in movies such as The Godfather, A Streetcar Named Desire, Apocalypse Now, Last Tango in Paris, and many more such gems.

Marlon Brando was one of those people who proved that height mattered but little in becoming well... one of the greatest and most famous actors of all time. Marlon was a well-built, big, burly man who just happens to be not that tall.

The modern equivalent of Marlon Brando would be actors like Tom Cruise or Robert Downey Jr, though we are doing Marlon a little disservice here. He was a bit taller than them -- especially for his time.

Anyway, Marlon's real height is no great mystery. His driving license listed his height at 5-feet-10 inches but a more reliable source would be his biography by Peter Manso, where his height is clearly mentioned:

"Already at his full height of five feet eight and three-quarters, and weighing a well-muscled 144 pounds".

This makes Marlon around as tall as someone like Johnny Depp, but admittedly more physically imposing with those ultra-wide shoulders he had.

The real height of Marlon Brando was

5'8¾" or 174.5 cm

Humphrey Bogart, Marlon Brando and Paul Newman height comparison
Humphrey Bogart (5'8"), Marlon Brando (5'9"), and Paul Newman (5'9½)

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"
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"
Sweden 5'11" 5'5½"
Netherlands 5'11½" 5'6"

Data was collected from official sources wherever possible. A more detailed chart can be found here.

"Never surrender to the momentum of mediocrity."

~ Marlon Brando