Paul Newman Height

"The best gift you can give yourself is the gift of possibility."

~ Paul Newman

Legendary actor Paul Newman is remembered for his fine performance in great movies such as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, The Sting -- among many others really.

Paul Newman always seemed to have a good height in his movies -- not too tall but not short either, though most people for some reason used to think that he was a manlet or something like that.

Though there is little mystery about Paul Newman's real height. He was measured as 5-feet-10 inches in a military medical examination in 1945 when he was 20 years old. Here is the medical examination certificate.

Was the young Paul Newman was measured with his combat boots on? From what we have seen of him in his movies -- we don't think that's the case here. He looked very close to 5-feet-10 inches -- especially in his younger days.

The height of Paul Newman was

5'9½" or 179 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.

"Dreams without movement are delusions, escapes, kid’s play. You have to put your feet into your dreams if they’re ever going to be reality. The dreamers we know and love today are the ones who worked the hardest"

~ Paul Newman