Johnny Depp's Real Height

"You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel."

~ Johnny Depp

One of the most famous actors of all time -- Johnny Depp needs no introduction, therefore it is pointless to even give him one, let's jump straight to the point on this one.

Johnny Depp is not a tall person -- he has never been known for his height. He was this cute little thing that girls (and a few boys) fawned over. Still, because of his good body proportions, he always looked decently tall.

Though, don't get us wrong -- Johnny is not some kind of dwarf as well. He just wasn't short or tall enough for his height to have been a topic of interest for fans.

IMDB -- the leading authority on the entertainment business, lists Johnny as 5-feet-10 inches tall. We took a good look at Johnny and compared his height to that of many other celebrities -- like ex-wife Amber Heard (5'7"), Tom Cruise (almost 5'8"), Robert Downey Jr. (5'8"), etc, and now we think that Johnny definitely looks shorter than 5'10".

We think 5'9" would be a more appropriate listing for Johnny Depp.

The real height of Johnny Depp is

5'9" or 175 cm

Johnny Depp standing with Amber Heard and Charlize Theron
Johnny Depp with X -- Amber Heard (5'7") and the enigmatic Charlize Theron (5'10")

Here is how Johnny well compares with the other biggies of Hollywood
Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr., Johnny Depp, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Hugh Jackman standing
Tom Cruise (almost 5'8"), Robert Downey Jr. (5'8"), Johnny Depp (5'9"), Matt Damon (5'10"), Brad Pitt (5'11"), Leonardo DiCaprio (5'11½"), and, Hugh Jackman (6'1½" but a full 6'2" in his prime)

For reference, here is the average human height around the world - just for your pleasure.

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.

"I think everybody's weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it."

~ Johnny Depp

Here are Some of the Choicest Johnny Depp Facts

- Johnny has been on the lists of "most powerful, smartest, sexiest and most beautiful stars in film history" by a number of magazines many times over.

- When Johnny was engaged to Winona Ryder, he had "Winona forever" tattooed on his arm. After they broke up, he had the "n" surgically removed to simply say "Wino forever!".

- Johnny and Keanu Reeves have a weird connection. Johnny has missed out on several roles that went to Keanu. Johnny was considered for Johnny Utah in Point Break (1991); he was Francis Ford Coppola's original choice for Johnathan Harker in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), he turned down the role of Jack Traven in Speed (1994), and he was the Wachowskis' choice for Neo in The Matrix (1999).

- One of Johnny's favorite pastimes is watching cartoons (he is a big fan of Dave the Barbarian) with his children. He loves watching animated films with his daughter Lilly-Rose. He also collects Barbie dolls with her.

Johnny once made a voice message for a seventeen-year-old British girl (Sophie Wilkinson) who has been in a coma for five months. The parents of the girl asked him to tape a voice message because he's the favorite actor of their daughter and they will play that message to her every day hoping she'll wake up. Depp was touched by the letter and recorded a series of physical commands for Sophie in the voice of his Pirates of the Caribbean character, Captain Jack Sparrow.

Eventually, Sophie woke up from her coma (9 months after) and heard Johnny's recordings. She must have been touched by those messages. Because she is still a fan of Johnny.

- Johnny once donated $2 million to a Hospital in London. He gave the gift as thanks for the treatment his daughter Lily-Rose received there.

- In a fit of fleeting madness, Johnny once decided to paint on a billboard featuring his 21 Jump Street (1987) character because he didn't like his picture or the message the billboard gave. He was stopped by a security guard. Johnny claimed to be the guy on the billboard. The guard was skeptical at first but eventually, let him finish what he was doing when he realized it was Johnny's own face.

- Johnny has no less than two silver teeth.

- Needless to say, Johnny is best friends with actress Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton.

- Once at a party, (then-latest release Public Enemies) Johnny dropped a tip of $4,000 on a bill for $4,400.

- Johnny was so ashamed of his movie Private Resort (1985) that he and fellow actor Rob Morrow swore a pact to destroy every copy of it. It would be a lot harder to pull something like this in this digital age.

Here are Some More Fascinating Johnny Depp Quotes

"People say I make strange choices, but they're not strange for me. My sickness is that I'm fascinated by human behavior, by what's underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people."

~ Johnny Depp

"I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you're on it."

~ Johnny Depp

"Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live."

~ Johnny Depp

"Success doesn't change you... It reveals you"

~ Johnny Depp

“if you love two people at the same time, choose the second. Because if you really loved the first one, you wouldn't have fallen for the second.”

~ Johnny Depp

“If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.”

~ Johnny Depp

“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't.”

~ Johnny Depp