Robert Downey Jr. Height

"Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn't mean you have to stay there."

~ Robert Downey, Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. is not the tallest guy in the world but when he enters a room heads turn toward him and not only because he is a big movie star. Those who have seen him know that there is something about him that draws people to him.

Robert is short -- shorter than the average male in the United States, yet he regularly beats 6+ guys in the charisma department. Robert along with Tom are living examples of how little height has to do with having a good and charismatic personality.

Anyway, Robert Downy Jr. is listed as 5-feet-9 inches to 5-feet-10 inches tall on the internet -- and don't get us wrong, he looks that tall -- especially when wearing his "special shoes" (he has admitted to wearing lifts inside his shoes from time to time). Otherwise, this listing is not accurate at all.

After carefully taking a look at Mr. Downey and comparing his height to that of some other celebrities like Johnny Depp (5'9"), Mike Tyson (5'10"), Jude Law (5'10½"), etc, we think Mr. Downey is around 5 feet 8 inches tall. He may still be on the southern side of the number but certainly not above it.

As we have stated earlier that Robert may only be 5'8" but from time to time he likes to give his height a boost -- to play tall characters in the movies perhaps.

The boost in his height depends on the size of the lifts inside his "special shoes". That Robert wears special shoes is a widely known fact and even Robert himself has acknowledged this.

Now this is the difference between Robert and the rest of the movie stars. Many movie stars have worn lift shoes from time to time but only Robert Downey Jr. is the one who has acknowledged this.

Robert Downy Jr.'s height twin would be Tom Cruise -- both are almost of the same height.

A fun fact about Robert Downey Jr.'s height -- his father Robert Downey Sr. is around 6-feet-3 inches tall -- it is funny how genetics works out sometimes.

The real height of Robert Downey Jr. is

5'8" or 172.5 cm

Robert Downey Jr. standing with Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth
Robert Downy Jr. with the lovely Scarlett Johansson (5'3"), and Big Chris Hemsworth (6'3")

Here is how well Robert compares to some 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" now, 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.

Here Are Some More Awesome Robert Downey Jr.'s Quotes

"Listen, smile, agree, then do whatever you were going to do anyway."

~ Robert Downey, Jr.

"People never change because they are under threat or under duress. Never. They change because they see something that makes their life seem valuable enough to start moving toward a life worth living."

~ Robert Downey, Jr.

"People rise out of the ashes because, at some point, they are invested with a belief in the possibility of triumph over seemingly impossible odds."

~ Robert Downey, Jr.

"I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you've done."

~ Robert Downey, Jr.

"I used to be so convinced that happiness was the goal, yet all those years I was chasing after it I was unhappy in the pursuit. Maybe the goal really should be a life that values honor, duty, good work, friends, and family."

~ Robert Downey, Jr.

Nothing pleases me more than when somebody who was awe-inspired to be working with me realizes I'm just another schmuck that they're bored of hanging out with on a set. I love that moment. I like it when that persistent illusion is smashed."

~ Robert Downey Jr.

"I have a sense of destiny that you are led to the things you are supposed to do."

~ Robert Downey, Jr.

"Nothing will serve you better than a strong work ethic. Nothing. And it's something that you can't teach. You have to be thrown into it, where you're going to sink or swim. It's amazing how self-correcting and how clarifying a good, hard, shitty job can be. Because at the end of the day, any profession I've seen anybody in when you peer behind the curtains of Oh, wouldn't that be a great job? Wow, what an amazing thing, a philanthropic endeavor! it really just comes down to It's a f**king grind."

~ Robert Downey, Jr.