How tall is Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Eckhart's Height

5ft 10.75in (180 cm)

American Actor known for roles in Paycheck, The Dark Knight, Thank You For Smoking and Olympus has Fallen. He claims to be near 6ft.

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Average Guess (4 Votes)
5ft 10.69in
Paleman said on 15/Oct/16
Believe it or not, this guy was listed as 6'2" in IMDB not long ago. How in the blue hell could anyone think this guy stood at 6'2" or would even manage to get away with such a listing when he is obviously a lot shorter?

But yes, in most of his work he does look the listed height. Clearly above average height, but still not "tall". Oddly enough, when guest starring on Frasier he did look almost exactly the same height as the 6'1" Kelsey Grammer. Could've been camera or shoe tricks though...
Dave178 said on 14/Sep/16
He looked at least 3cm shorter than Tom Hanks in Sully.
Sammy Derrick said on 13/Sep/16
Aaron is the stereotypical square-jawed,muscular blonde all American actor (he's like a comic book superhero),yet for some strange reason he's never been a starring man in high blockbuster films.He's always in the shadow of taller actors.
In The Dark Knight-Heath Ledger(6'0.5) and Christian Bale(6'0)
Olympus Has Fallen -Gerard Bulter (6'1.5)
Sully - Tom Banks (6'0)
Okay granted that all of the gentlemen I've mentioned are better actors(not saying that Aaron isn't a good actor)but from an aesthetic point of view they don't have the same action star/movie star vibe.
They only thing they have that Aaron doesn't have physically is height.In most of the movies he always looks like a guy who is on the higher end of average...5'11/5'10.
Dmeyer said on 6/Jul/16
either he measured 5 ft 11.5 morning or measured 5 ft 11.75 with shoes
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/May/16
5ft10¾ looks spot on for him. Might hit 6ft in some shoes.
dmeyer said on 21/Dec/15
When i met hugh Grant , gyllenhaal i thaught they were close to m'y height bit aaron looked smaller than them i think 5"10.5-10.75 not 5'10 or 11
dmeyer said on 2/Nov/15
I discovered the aerosol facing the wall in 2009 , at fist i thaugh my morning was 5'11.75 and night 5'11 then i dicovered 6'0.25+ and 5'11 3/8+
dmeyer said on 2/Nov/15
From my old comment i thaught he looked 1-2cm shorter than me 5'11.5 so 5'10.75 is perfect , i use to missmeasure at 5'11/180cm at the time i wasnt measure the very top of my head
Chase Witherspoon said on 1/Nov/15
Yep I can see 179-180 height for Aaron, he doesn't look anything under a genuine 5'10" in terms of his proportions.
SallyR said on 28/Sep/15
He has a house near where I live and I've seen him out and about a few times over the last decade. He is NOT 6 feet tall. He's about 5'10 in boots, so possibly 5'9 in bare feet. He's handsome and he's just as rugged and muscled as he looks in film, but he is NOT tall. Using movie stills or photos to prove he's tall is deceiving because angles can look incredibly different and sometimes one person has a more relaxed stance so they appear shorter than the person next to them, etc etc. But seeing someone in real life and standing next to them is a pretty surefire way to tell someone...well, that someone isn't 6 feet.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/May/15
It's kind of insulting that he'd say 6ft.
Dmeyer said on 1/May/15
I was an extra sitting right next to him on the set of thank you for smoking he was defenetly not as tall as me if he was légit 5'11 it would have Been barely noticable , so 5'10.5-10.75
cole said on 15/Apr/15
@Editor Rob: Could you add 'Thank You for Smoking'? I thought he could look a decent 5'11 in that at times - noticably taller than 5'10 range guys Adam Brody and Rob Lowe. I've had a few different impressions of this guy over the years. Sometimes I wouldn't think over 5'10.5 was possible, but then he can also look near 5'11 a fair amount.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Feb/15
Dmeyer, what did Mr. R guess Eckhart at?
Dmeyer said on 24/Aug/14
From wath i saw of him the absolute shortest he could be is 5'10.25-10 3/8in after 25 hours without sleep i spent 2 whole days with the Guy , mr r realy cant tell height
Logical man said on 30/May/14
They keep changing there height listings. I remember he used to be listed as 5'10. I guess in Hollywood they want people to believe your taller then what you are. He probably wears lifts I don't think none of these people's heights are on point.
Tony said on 26/May/14
He looks just level with, or slightly under Paltrow in Possesion(2002), many scenes showing them side by side full lenght.She insists on flat shoes, clearly not to surpass him. 5-9 is pretty fair for him. Very good actor, I like, but not so tall.
Mitch said on 28/Apr/14
Probably the biggest liar in Hollywood in terms of height. Bale looked like he had a couple inches on him in TDK. My guess would be anywhere from 5'9.5"- 5'10.5"
M said on 15/Apr/14
Saw him at Aus grand prix couple years back. 5-9 at BEST
James B said on 29/Mar/14
MarcusTheSwede said on 4/Mar/14
To High listing 178cm at best
Sam said on 30/Jan/14
I noticed that he seemed to have a slight edge of height at the Golden Globes on Cranston though he looks the same height in the posted photo.
lelman said on 28/Jan/14
Click Here

Sometimes he looks 5'11"-6'0" with Nolan and Bale, other times he looks just 5'10".

I think he's somewhere between 5'10" and 5'11", but wears some questionable shoes. I'd say Rob's listing is spot on.
MD said on 28/Jan/14
With Bryan Cranston:

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MD said on 27/Jan/14
Yeah, no, he's not "easily 6'0"." He remarked on Craig Ferguson's late night show that every stranger he meets always remarks on how much shorter he looks in person than in the movies, and he said he thought it was rude for people to offer him that back-handed compliment. He's somewhere between 5'10" and 5'11", and I'd actually put him right in the middle of that.

Deborah, I don't think you know how tall you are, really, or you actually did mistake someone else for him.
deborah said on 25/Jan/14
If this is the guy I met on Venice beach Wed. Jan. 15 surfing with a dolphin, he's taller than me and I'm 5'10". Easily 6' and as handsome a man as I have seen.
cole said on 9/Dec/13
He's currently in Oslo. I work in Oslo, so hopefully I'll get the chance to see him. Generally I get the impression that he's around the 5'10.5 mark, with Butler he can look 5'10.25 or so, but 5'10.75 isn't impossible. I'm 5'10.75, so it would be interesting to meet him.
dmeyer said on 7/Dec/13
Eckart didnt look Under 179cm butler must be Closer 187cm than 186cm eckart didnt look as short as 178cm
kevin said on 25/Nov/13
afer the butler pics i cant see him being more than 179cm
Dmeyer said on 24/Nov/13
I thaught 2cm shorter than me in person but 1 in is possible 5'10.25 is too low but 5'11 is too high 5'10.5-10.75 he could be 5'10 5/8 179-179.5cm probably 5'11.5 morning
cole said on 19/Nov/13
Can't really see him over 5'10.5 after seeing him next to Gerard Butler, Johnny Depp and Yvonne Strahovski. Might go as low as 5'10. Maybe shave off at least .25" from this listing Rob?
MD said on 1/Nov/13
That is a very interesting (and good) photo, Arch.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Oct/13
The bottom photo is the one I mean.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Oct/13
Rob check out the picture of him next to Gerard Butler. Click Here
He looks shorter than this doesn't he. Butler is around 186cm. I see a good inch less in that picture, what do you think. If he's 5'11 but looks close to 6'3" in that photo IMO.
Matt said on 9/Oct/13
5'11" seems fair. He matched up well to 6'1" Kelsey Grammer in Frasier, and never seems to suffer from the suspicions of shortness which follow 5'10"ers around (Daniel Craig, Colin Farrell, Matt Damon etc). Quibbling over that last quarter inch is less relevant than establishing he's closer to 5'11" than 5'10".
Arch Stanton said on 8/Oct/13
Looks 5'11 ish in the Dark Knight.
JAM said on 19/Aug/13
Taller1 camera angles can make people look shorter or taller. Also do you mean nex to Gerad who is 6'2? Well no crap he is tall.
cole said on 19/Aug/13
I would say 179 cm fits him. He could be a strong 179, so 5'10.75 is a perfectly fine listing. Somewhere between 5'10.5 and 5'10.75 is probably a safe bet. I would like to add that next to Gerard Butler he can look 178 cm range, if Gerard is 185-186 cm, but Gerard might have had a slight footwear advantage in the shots I've seen them in.
Emil said on 13/Jul/13
Well, 5'10.75 is actually 179.7 cm so I think its spot on
Lorne said on 16/Jun/13
I've always agreed 100% with this listing, but knowing Dmeyer has met him and pegs him 179-180cm reaffirms my belief that he's just shy of 5'11. Remember that Dmeyer is a solid 181cm himself, so 179-180 should be easy to peg. You could argue 5'10.5 at the lowest, but to me never looks a weak 179cm guy. I say 179.5-180 cm, or 5ft10.75, as listed
gsbr said on 12/Jun/13
He's taller than Thomas Jane in Thursday and I don't think anyone doubts Jane's 5'10" claim. Eckhart is at least 5'10.5".
Dirty Pitts said on 23/May/13
I agree with the consensus, this guy is 5'10".
Dmeyer said on 16/Apr/13
179cm is not impossible 5'10.5-10.75 covers the Guy i met him , he dosnt Look 5'10-10.25 or 5'11-11.25 so 179-80
Taller1 said on 23/Mar/13
Aaron Eckhart looks like a shrimp standing next to anyone in the movie "Olympus Has Fallen." He can't be over 5'10" tops.
Jack said on 21/Jan/13
[on his height] 'Normal...About 6 feet tall and a buck seventy.' - That seems very optimistic.
BigT said on 27/Jul/12
178 cm flat looks right.
PPP said on 29/Dec/11
I hung out with him at a movie premier after party. I'm 5 ft 10 in. on the button. He is my exact height. EXACTLY. I used to think he was much taller when i saw him in movies, and was surprised when I met him in person. Not that I think I'm short at 5ft 10in--just average. He's def. 5 10
PPP said on 29/Dec/11
I hung out with him at a movie premier after party. I'm 5 ft 10 in. on the button. He is my exact height. EXACTLY. I used to think he was much taller when i saw him in movies, and was surprised when I met him in person. Not that I think I'm short at 5ft 10in--just average. He's def. 5 10
Tyler said on 20/Oct/11
He certainly looked 5'11" in the photos of him at the premieres of The Dark Knight.
LAN Jiao said on 20/Oct/11
He look 5'10 range.
jtm said on 20/Oct/11
i don't believe he is 5'9 or 5'11.5'10 is accurate.
Chameleon said on 20/Oct/11
well 5'10 max I can live with but hes not taller.
DejaVu said on 20/Oct/11
If he is under 5'10, I would hate to say that Thomas Jane is probably below 5'9 which I don't see.
Chameleon said on 15/Oct/11
bs, hes easily shorter than Christian Bale and Michelle in real life saw him at 5'9 - 5'10 max. legit 180 is supposed to look taller then him, pls.
jake, 1.82 m said on 15/Oct/11
Yes this listing seems very accurate. A classic 179-180 cm guy.
Dmeyer said on 2/Oct/11
At 5'11.6 hé was a bit shorter , not under 179 or over 180cm
Chameleon said on 21/Sep/11
Ye he is 5'9 - 5'10 max no way over that
nybruin said on 20/Sep/11
saw this guy in Central Park (NYC) taking pictures (he took a picture of my dog). Looked familiar. No way this guy is 5'10". He's a midget next to me (I'm 6'3.5"). I didn't really focus too much on him cause he was very scruffy looking that day (but with a hell of a camera).
Chameleon said on 3/Sep/11
No, he looks 5'10 max to me.
lorne said on 1/Sep/11
TruebloodFan says on 18/Aug/11
that is how a real 5ft10 man is supposed to look. especially in 'Battle L.A.'. 5ft10 is so far from short...
Amen to that, Man
Chameleon says on 18/Aug/11
He's 5'10 max
Nah, he could be close to 5'11, just not quite.In fact, I'd say 5ft10 is his MINIMUM, 5ft10.5-5ft10.75 his max.Personally, I think he is a STRONG 5'10, but no more than 5ft10.5 in the evening time.But anything below 5'10 honestly sounds silly(though with 181-182cm Christian Bale he can look as low as 177cm) otherwise
Chameleon said on 18/Aug/11
He's 5'10 max
TruebloodFan said on 18/Aug/11
that is how a real 5ft10 man is supposed to look. especially in 'Battle L.A.'. 5ft10 is so far from short...
Tyler said on 21/Jun/11
IDK, he looks 6' in a shoe.
Chameleon said on 2/Jun/11
5'10 range
dmeyer said on 29/May/11
it is hard for me unless i know someone well to judge exact height but with 0.5 in i usualy can he seemed 5 ft 10.5 5 ft 11 no less no more
dmeyer said on 29/May/11
my brother is 5 ft 10.75 and my best friend 5 ft 10.85 in and aaron dosnt seem taller than 180cm i remeber thinking i was 2cm taller but maybe his posture isnt good , for example hugh grant gave me a taller impression than him even thaugh it is only 0.25 in , when someone is 5 ft 11 to 6 ft it is close to my range and it is hard to judge an exact height
Chameleon said on 29/May/11
5'10 Imo
TruebloodFan said on 4/Apr/11
wow, 5ft11...In both Erin Brokovich and Battle LA he looked like a big guy. 180 seemed too 'average' for him. he's got good body proportions, but according to the photo that Anonymous posted on 2ndNov'10 and what Michelle has seen in real life he's in the strong 5ft10 range.
Zach said on 22/Mar/11
Ditto. Came across as a 6'2er in Battle LA, pretty broad too.
r said on 14/Mar/11
looks really tall in Battle LA. 5'11 seems correct since you look taller in hollywood films than IRL
Mr. R said on 7/Mar/11
@ Shawn You've seen the movie Thursday too? What a great film. It looks like AAron is about two inches taller than Jane. I think Jane is 5-9, not the 5-10 he claims, so Rob has him perfectly.
Michelle said on 6/Mar/11
As I said, I've seen this guy in real life, standing right in front of me. I know how tall I am, and I can give a pretty good estimate based on that. He's not taller than 5'11 at the absolute tallest, with regular shoes on. It's much different in films than in person, guys. Seeing someone in real life is the way to tell how tall they actually are.
Ed said on 1/Mar/11
Definitely gives the impression of height. Interesting that he is so short in reality.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Dec/10
5"11(180cm) maybe

Not sure on 5"11.5 though...out of bed?
Shawn said on 6/Dec/10
Easily 5'11. Possibly 5'11.5. Rob I don't know why he listed so low. Is at LEAST an inch taller than 5'10 Thomas Jane in Thursday and looks a similar height to Christian Bale in Batman. Also looked an inch taller than Rob Lowe in thank you for smoking. No way under 5'11
linke said on 1/Dec/10
rob could he be possibly a full 5'11?

[Editor Rob: yeah there is that possibility]
Michelle said on 28/Nov/10
Ok, I saw this guy in a bookstore once and I was like, Wow, that guy looks just like a very short Aaron Eckhart. But it can't be him because he's gotta be way taller than this in real life. It wasn't until someone went up to him and he started talking with Aaron Eckhart's voice I realized it really was him. He must wear lifts sometimes because he's not any taller than about 5'9-5'10 max. REALLY.
Anonymous said on 2/Nov/10
in the dark knight i seriously thought he was 6'2, until i saw this photo of him: Click Here
Freaky stuff, he really gave the impression of a tall guy.
Leung said on 5/Sep/07
In terms of stature I think he looks similar to Viggo Mortensen
dmeyer said on 5/Sep/07
so look at paysheck you will see affleck tower him by 3.5 in in person he looked just shy of my height
bakariman1 said on 5/Sep/07
I've only seen Eckhart in "Erin Brokovich" and "In the Comapny of Men". I would have sworn the guy would be over 6ft at least. I am shocked he's only 5'11". I guess Eckhart just has a "towering" presence. His broad shoulders and long arms give the impression that he is a tall, lanky guy. Go figure--?? I'm really surprised by this one.
dmeyer said on 25/Jul/07
i remember my comment 3 years ago were i said eckart seemed 1 in shorter than me maybe not that mush but i doubt he is a full 5'11 to me he seemed 5'10.5 max
dmeyer said on 19/Jul/07
but actualy in pics with affleck and artnet he can look a bit over 5'11 and sometimes can look a bit under so this guy might be 5'11 but he did look 1 cm shorter than me i might have been 181 that day since i was sitting alot
dmeyer said on 19/Jul/07
2 full days he was indeed a bit shy of my height i will settle for 5'10.75 becuse i use ti think 5'11 for this guy but i thaught i was just about 6 ft so he is gotta be a bit under 5'11 because if he was he would have exactly the same as me or 0.25 in shorter we had similar shoes and he was indeed 0.5 in under i thaught i was 2 cm taller but maybe i had better posture so 5'10.5 but i could be mistaking i do make mistakes of 0.75 in sometimes i dont mistake a full in but 0.5 to 0.75 i do sometimes because of posture and footwaetr
dmeyer said on 19/Jul/07
is 179 possible for this guy since he didnt look over it

[Editor Rob: yes it is a possibility, how long did you spend on set near this guy?]
dmeyer said on 18/Jul/07
he seemed a bit over 5'10 but under 5'11
dmeyer said on 18/Jul/07
hey rob aron realy didnt look over 179 when i met him we had the same 1 in dress shoes and he looked at the very least 0.5 in shorter than me is 179 possible
Anonymous said on 12/Jul/07
I stood next to him during filming for "Bill" which has yet to be released. He has horrible slouch (which was obviously for the character). After factoring in the slouch, I doubt he is much, if at all, taller than me at 5'10".
Anonymous said on 22/Jun/07
from, 21/Jun/07 aaron eckhart bumping into pedestrians while taking numerous photos of a building on the corner of Thompson and Spring at 6PM this evening. looked like he hadn't showered in days; scruffy but ruggedly handsome. and as per gawker stalker tradition" "he was shorter than i expected."
dmeyer said on 26/Mar/07
for some reason aron was shorter than me and we were both in 1 in dress shoes i aint sure he is a full 5'11 maybe bad posture
dmeyer said on 5/Jan/07
he is close to his claim
dmeyer said on 5/Jan/07
i worked with him 2 full day he looked 0.5 in shorter than me 5'11 is possible he looked closer to 179 to me but 180 is possible he shoes were normal low cut 1 inch heel he maybe didnt have thegreatest posture
Paul said on 5/Jan/07
Had on inch on Thomas Jane (5-10) in Thursday.
dmeyer said on 13/Dec/06
i stood by him for a all day and he gave me the impression to be 1 to 2 cm smaller than me we both had 1 in low cut shoes maybe bad posture but no more than 5'11
dmeyer said on 23/Oct/06
i met him he lookes in the 5'10.5 to 5'11 but he had normal very low cut 1 inch heels
dmeyer said on 17/Oct/06
he looked a lidl smaller than me so no taller than 5'11
John R said on 3/Oct/06
Looks half an inch to an inch taller than Adam Brody in Thank You for Smoking
dmeyer said on 25/Sep/06
i worked for two days with him and he was 0.5 to 0.75 " smaller than me so 5'10.75 might be closer but since he is close to wah he claims its ok
Anthony said on 23/Sep/06
He was four inches shorter than 6'3 Hartnett in "The Black Dahlia". He's a legit 5'11.
Anonymous said on 20/Sep/06
he did look very mush shorter than ben affleck
dmeyer said on 20/Sep/06
he was a lithel smaller than me so no way over 180 possibly 179
dmeyer said on 20/Sep/06
hey rob since i am about 5 fr 11 aron was defenetly 2 cm smaller than me

[Editor Rob: I was even thinking this guy could appear taller than 180!]
The Horse of FUNK said on 5/May/06
Kinda shocked this guy's 5'11. Looked like he was in 6' - 6'1 range in Erin Brokovich. Must be one of those guys who looks taller than they really are.
dmeyer said on 12/Feb/06
i met him he looks close to this mark maybe 5'10.75" but he was wearing dress low cut shoes with 1 inch heel 5'11 is very possible he looks this compare to uma and ben in paycheck
Iris said on 10/Jan/06
I thought this guy was a six footer for sure... He doesn´t look remarkably taller than Paltrow but she seems tall as well ( maybe 177)

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