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Antonio Banderas Height is 5ft 8.5in (174 cm)

Spanish actor best known for starring in movies such as Mask of Zorro, Desperado, Evita, Spy Kids, Automata and Assassins. He appears to enjoy wearing larger than normal sized shoes at events.

Antonio Banderas is average
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Comment on the Height of Antonio Banderas

CharlyB said on 2/Oct/15
those seem like elevator shoes
NangaParbat said on 20/Aug/15
This guy has got very good body proportions: he has the same structure as mine and even if we both are under the 5'9'', around 5'8'' more or less, when we wear large boots or put a tiny lift inside the shoes we can appear average, even around 5'9.5'' / 5'10'' as he shows in this pic.
lol said on 19/Jul/15
Rob how tall do you think is this guy next to Banderas? Click Here
[Editor Rob: 179 range maybe]
cupponi said on 1/Jul/15
rob on some sites is said to be 5'7.5 ' ' ?
Lafonte said on 22/Jun/15
Spaniards are white caucasion Europeans which should not to be mistaken with latin americans which are comprised of very diverse racial backgrounds. The average height of adult men in Spain is 177 cm or about 5'9.5 same as here in the U.S. So I'm not sure where your coming up with this misconception that Spanish men are short
Arch Stanton said on 9/Apr/15
Looks 5'8 flat in House of Spirits too.
Dmeyer said on 24/Mar/15
I think 5'8.5 peak 174cm now 5'8.25 in 173.5cm
Eric said on 19/Mar/15
I was at the rap party for crazey in Alabama and I will tell you that he is not 5ft8 Iam 5 8 and heis shorter than me. He bummed smokes a couple of times.the official night is bs. Eric
Ana said on 19/Mar/15
@Sidorakfan "but 1,74 m a acceptable height for a Spanish/Portuguese man."
Is that not acceptable for a British or a German guy? As far as I'm concerned, the average height of most countries in Europe nowadays for men is 5'9''. I would avoid nationality as something that defines short stature. Spaniards left behind the topics of being short quite a while ago.
David said on 21/Dec/14
I met him in Santander (north spain) while shooting his third movie as a director, we almost matched in height and I'm 1,75 (5'9'') he was slightly shorter. Rob's listing is correct, 1,74 for Banderas with no mistake
Jack said on 22/Oct/14
Looks shorter than 5"8,5 Click Here
Arch Stanton said on 16/Sep/14
More chance of 5 ft 8 flat IMO.
Darren510 said on 16/Sep/14
Once upon a time in Mexico he was described as 5'9 or 5'10 tops. I have to admit he did look 5'10 next to Enrique Iglesias. However 5'9 is probably more accurate. He is probably a weak 5'9 today.
Totti said on 15/Sep/14
Lonestar says on 14/Sep/14
I met Antonio Banderas on a beach in Madrid on a vacation I was surprise to see him barefoot he was not taller than 5foot6. I'm not kidding he was this short


Funny you say that... considering that there are no beaches in Madrid.
Madrid is in the centre of Spain. The nearest beach is 300km or aprox. 180 miles away in Valencia, which is as any logical thinker would guess, on the coast of Spain. Not the centre.

172-173 for Banderas. Current listing is not unfair.
fuzzblaster said on 18/Aug/14
He's no more than 5'8"
littlesue said on 6/Aug/14
fsd, 4 inch heels don't give 4 inches of height, they give about 3 inches so that would make him around 5ft 8
fsd said on 5/Aug/14
cant see him over a flat 5'7 or under 5'6.5 ft he's wearin 3 inch boots salma 5'1.5 ft has 4 inch heels on =5'5.5 ft 5 inch diffrence makes him 5'9.5 ft deduct the diffrence u have 5'6.5 -5'7 ft guy Click Here
RisingForce said on 4/Aug/14
Good picture, Arch. That photo shows what the video I posted shows. Sly as tall as Gibbson, and clearly taller than Antonio. Personally, I had always thought Antonio to be 5'8.5"-5'9" and with footwear that made him look taller. Now, I believe Antonio could be 5'8" flat, but Sly 5'9"(his shoes look normal there) and Gibson 5-9ish.
tuite said on 4/Aug/14
well, last pics in london with staham, snipes and sly, banderas look taller than, staham and sly ha ha ha i saw it in facebook
Arch Stanton said on 4/Aug/14
In Ex 3 he looks 3 inches shorter than Stallone. Click Here Clearly looks noticeably shorter than Stallone. I honestly can't see them at the same height, proportionally Stallone looks bigger, regardless of footwear.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Aug/14
Stallone must have been in monster lifts in Expendables 3 as he looked a good 3 inches taller in the film!!
5ft 8in (173cm) said on 3/Apr/14
I saw him last year in málaga (Spain), and he was about 1cm taller than me, and Im a 5ft 8in (173cm) 18 years old. I think he could be 5ft 9in at the morning and near 5ft 8in at night, typical 174cm 5ft 8.5in man. He is not tall al all here in Spain, but his height is average for a 50/55 year old male in the south of Spain. Now the average of young people (18/20) is 5ft 10in (178cm) in the north and center of Spain and 5ft 9/9.5in (175/176cm)in the south and mediterranean coast.
176,2Tunman said on 9/Mar/14
Absolutely true Realist.A research made between 2006 and 2008 revealed the following results.
Average male height worldwide:168,1 World average height for Young males (20-30 years old):170,6.Young Europeans:177,6 (175,3 for all ages).Young Africans:169,9.Young Asians:168,8.Young Latin Americans:171,4.Young Americans:177,6.Young Spanish are listed at 175,0.However they have Indonesia at 163,0 so a 5'6 won't look a giant,just tallish (around 70 percentile).
I think Banderas would be a strong inch shorter than Sly so more likely a flat 5'8.
tony said on 28/Feb/14
172. Just a bit below average.
Realist said on 14/Feb/14
Kartal, you are forgetting Asia, that means the actual average of a mans height cannot be more than 171 plus, people in southern europe are slightly "below average" as we guys say, but in places like Indonesia a 5'6 man is considered a giant in front of 5'3 men, look at Ken Jeong he must be average from where he comes. The average in Europe is probably 5'9.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Jan/14
Tom Hanks looks easily 4 inches taller in Philadelphia.
173cm said on 7/Jan/14
I think Antonio is about 175cm at the morning and 174cm at night.
Gheist said on 20/Dec/13
I could buy a 176-177cm for him, unless he uses lifts + insoles.
Gregorovich said on 25/Oct/13
I saw him several years ago near Times Square in NYC. Was a bit shorter than me, and I am 5'10." The listed height looks about right.
183CM said on 26/Jul/13
Average in Spain is 177cm today
Rey said on 21/Jul/13
I believe Banderas is between 5'7"-5'8" and not a bit over.
Rey said on 21/Jul/13
Most men from southern Spain are not that tall. The North is a different story, but most Spanish men are thin and slender.
mande2013 said on 30/Jun/13
A Spaniard who's measured as being 172-173 cms might just round up to 175 cms the way an American who's 5'8.25 will round up to 5'9.
mande2013 said on 30/Jun/13
Fair enough. Let's call it an even 5'9 as the average height for a male spaniard, because if the average height is self-reported rather than measured we can assume the true average is perhaps a few centimeters below what's been given since many tend to round their height up.
Mann said on 22/Jun/13
Average of 172cm for spaniards was true in 1970.
An extensive survey in 2000 (Enkid study) gave 176cm as national average, 177cm for those in the university age.

By the time Banderas got famous in Spain in the eighties (he was in his thirties) the average was already 174cm.
As a kid I (I'm thirty now) i remember his looks as macho and somewhat tallish, he definately got the attention of females and I was decided to be like him when I grew up :)
mande2013 said on 18/Jun/13

174 cm is actually above average height for a Spanish man! Average male height in Spain is 171-172 cm.
kartal said on 13/Jun/13
leonari says on 16/Nov/12
Those boots are pathetic ! He wears them constantly and looks 5'11 when he has them on. Robs listing is spot on. He is below average. In Assassins you see that he is not average.

What is average in your opinion?.. I dont get how 174cm is considered below average when it is only 1cm short of 175 which is universially considired to be the average height..
peaceman said on 20/Mar/13
Looks 5´7
leonari said on 16/Nov/12
Those boots are pathetic ! He wears them constantly and looks 5'11 when he has them on. Robs listing is spot on. He is below average. In Assassins you see that he is not average.
Johnnyfive said on 16/Nov/12
RisingForce your pics of Banderas with Timberlake and Diaz just proved to me that both of them are wearing lifts to look 6 feet tall next to 5'9 Diaz with heels. I say 5'9 because my girlfriend met her in sandals and she said she was AT LEAST 5'9. If anything my girl usually underestimates people's heights rather than overestimate so I believe her 5'9 claim for Diaz. Many other ppl who have met her claim 5'9 for her as well. Anyway Banderas is as listed and a frequent lift wearer and Timberlake is 5'10 MAX. Its obvious they both don't want Diaz to look taller than them on the red carpet! They are both wearing their best lifts.
RisingForce said on 6/Oct/12
I don't think Banderas looks particular short, I definitely don't see 5'7" range and 5'8" flat is possible, but a bit too low, imo. I think he's either 5'8 1/2" or 5'9". In his heels, he comes close to Justin Timberlake's height. Click Here Click Here

I think he can look fairly tall at times, though his shoes have a lot to do with that. I don't think he just wears heels either, I think he'll wear elevators and lifts. Here you can see a battle of the elevators with Sly. Click Here

But I'm not the only one who thinks Banderas appears taller, here's a quote from a Daytona Beach News-Journal on 10/28/05.

"In person, Banderas, who seems even taller than his reported 5 feet 9 inches,"

It seems that Banderas is listed at 5'9", which rules out anything taller, unless that article is once again confusing an I M D B listing with an actors' official listing, which is really why that site should just list actors at their official listings.

But here's a 5'10" listing and a claim that he wears lifts from a 4/16/01 San Antonio Express-News article.

"Banderas stands around 5 feet, 10 inches tall. Antonio stands around 5 feet, 10 inches tall and couldn't get over how his leading lady towered above him when they met. Now he is wearing lifts in his shoes.
Shaun said on 18/Sep/12
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That's the nearest match I can think of to how his mother looked but not quite as polished. You might remember her as the "Cigar girl" in the red leather jacket from World is not Enough who blew up the balloon. I think she's listed at 5'10 and half too.
Shaun said on 17/Sep/12
I wouldn't bet on Banderas being over 5 ft 8 anyway...
Shaun said on 17/Sep/12
An old friend of mine had a 5 ft 11 mother who was really hot, everybody in my school fancied her, she looked Spanish or Italian, long dark hair, olive skin and always used to wear tight faded denim jeans and barefeet with paint nail varnish nails and a nice tight white or black t shirt. I remember drinking around his house and flirting with her at 17 or 18!! You can imagine right? But it twigged to me that she actually in some bizarre way looks a bit facially like Banderas in the 90s! She could be his sister or something. The "smouldering" looks I guess you could all it LOL.
Shaun said on 16/Sep/12
Hey Rob this is an interesting photo. All I can say is Cruise must have bought a pair of shoes from Downey or Sly's zapatero in this pic!!

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Shaun said on 16/Sep/12
maximus says on 19/Aug/12
He is at leat 5'8.5.... probably accurate. Not very tall but not the obvious short like Hoffman, Cruise, Pacino, Radcliff,etc.

I'd place a bet that Banderas wouldn't be more than an inch taller than Tom Cruise if formally measured barefoot. In fact I reckon they'd be about the same height. Cruise doesn't belong to the 5'5"-5'6" dead short category maximus and is amusing that you think Cruise looks much shorter! Banderas is in my opinion somewhere around 5 ft 8, could be a smidge under like Cruise.
maximus said on 19/Aug/12
He is at leat 5'8.5.... probably accurate. Not very tall but not the obvious short like Hoffman, Cruise, Pacino, Radcliff,etc.
grizzy said on 11/Aug/12
I agree that new genarations may be taller in spain but i don't think its indicated by a nation's athletic team because a most atheletes are heights that make them more competitve in their sport. An example being Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson at 4'9" or Yao Ming at 7'6". The countries national average would be a better denominator
Sergemeister said on 5/Jun/12
I was an extra in "Once upon a time in Mexico" I saw him repeatedly I'm 1.76, my sister is 1.70 and he was shorter than her 1.67 mts max.
Attila_194. said on 24/Jan/12
171 max for Antonio,looks 8/10 cm shorter than 180 of Pitt in 'Interview with the vampire'.
theodore said on 22/Jan/12
He has crazy heels on in Haywire... they are visibly high, especially compared to the shoes Micheal Douglas is wearing. If he is comfortable enough to wear high heels on the outside, you have to wonder what is going on inside his shoes.
Leung said on 2/Oct/07
Yeah those pics with JT are hilarious. In an attempt to get as much height as possible he is looking ridiculous. If you look at Antonio from the waist down you would assume it’s a woman in high heels and jeans.

Antonia is better wearing suits, for some reason he looks shorter wearing jeans and casual clothes.
glenn said on 2/Oct/07
thanks selena.
selena said on 1/Oct/07
actually i'm a good friend of his and he is 5' 8''.you can also look it up in his biography. So i wanted to clear things out for you guys
leonari said on 14/Sep/07
Man the pics with Justin Timberlake make me freak...This guy wears the uliest high heel boots + major LIFTS and tries to hide him with his jean that are covering the heel. Thats fore sure! Looks way uglier than Stalone munsters if you ask me. But I still think that he is 174 and not below. With those boots he reaches 5'11" which explains why Justin doesn't tower him...
Brian Antonio said on 14/Sep/07
Hello, my name is Brian Antonio, I am 28 years old, anyways, I look exactly like Antonio Banderas, and my heighth is 5'8". I am shorter because I had bone cancer and scoliosis at a young age. I personally own a costume from one of his movies Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever. I have his personally worn and tailored long coat jacket and the pants, they fit me perfectly. The hymn line at the bottom of the legs was an inch or so longer, possibly to cover up lifting boots. I think it's a cool item to own, I am a big fan. By the way, Antonio, was my birth name:) I believe he is shorter, but so what? I am too. I am comfortable with who I am, I have nothing to prove. If he uses lifts that's ok, but he just needs to be comfortable with being him, and I believe he is:) He's one cool cat, and I Greatly admire his work. Take Care Everyone & God Bless..........

Brian ~A
raj said on 11/Aug/07
glenn, it must be real hard to know when all banderas, pitt and cruise wear lifts!! they say cruise did not permit pitt to wearing shoes but who knows...
banderas always wears high heel boots.
Franco said on 10/Aug/07
believe it or not im fairly sure Banderas is 174cm but he can appear taller because of his slender body. i dont think he is 173cm though, he looks a proper 174cm and maybe 175cm on a good day.
Original said on 8/Aug/07
He's 5'8"/5'8.5" .
Melvin said on 19/Jul/07
He's 5ft 8. Shorter than Anthony Hopkins in every photo and video of them together.
MD said on 13/Jun/07
Banderas has to be a lift wearer. Even in this photos with Justin Timberlake (given 5'11.5", here) where he is wearing boots he must have extra help. It's ridiculous as it almost appears he's on tip toes he's elevated so high. lol

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Now, here he is a few days earlier:

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Justin has on slightly higher sneakers than in the last pics, but is Antonio taller than listed, or is Justin shorter than listed?
Pete said on 30/May/07
met him in marbella, spain. hes a big sloucher. weird posture and talks real fast making stupid faces. he was wearing regular trainers. very short. id say around 5-6 barefoot
kevin said on 6/May/07
Banderas looking almost 6' with Al Gore Click Here
Gotxo said on 13/Apr/07
Now i'm curious on Imanol Arias height! How tall he is?
Viper said on 11/Apr/07
Sly didnt look far off from 6-5 with Hulk Hogan, seriously.
leone510ss said on 9/Apr/07
6'5 sly!!! you perhaps meant 5'6!!! :)
bam said on 1/Apr/07
banderas is wearing obvious lifts in this pic and looking only .5 inches taller than 5'7 mike meyers. Factor in an inch difference for his slouch, and he's still 5'8.5 in lifts.
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It's safe to assume that his shoes give a net height increase of 1.5 inches minimum. Banderas looks like another lift king, considering that he was eye to eye with 6'5 Sly Stallone. (note the sarcasm, btw the stallone/banderas pic needs attention)
Alireza said on 25/Mar/07
I am sure that his height is more that 5-8 and I think he is somethink link 5-9 if you cant believe you can see Original sin that he played with angelina jolie
Glenn said on 31/Jan/07
Serious raj? I thought Antonio was an inch or 2 smaller than Pitt? it was reported Cruise wore lifts in that movie.
raj said on 30/Jan/07
antonio looked shorter than cruise in that movie. we will never know cuz they all probably wore lifts LOL
Glenn said on 29/Jan/07
For starts Pitt is a minum 5-11.6ft in that movie.making Antonio 5-9 if that what you saw.I felt Antonio looked 5-10 in that movie.
P. Smith said on 29/Jan/07
In the film Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Cheech Marin describes Antonio; "He was 5-9, 5-10 tops." He always looked 5-9 to me in his films, but i've never met the man.
Gonzalo said on 29/Jan/07
As I have said beofre, I haven´t seen Banderas in the flesh. But I have met people like Imanol Arias, Fernando Trueba, Juan Diego, etc, and Banderas looked around 5`9 beside them, the same as me beside those same guys. Bandersa must be about my height, 5`8.5 or 5`9
raj said on 29/Jan/07
in "interview with the vampire" he was at least 3 inches shorter than 5-10 brad pitt
Heightcritique said on 26/Jan/07
I met him back in 1999 and he is around 5'9". With his boots he is around 5'11".
Lorenzo of the Night said on 24/Jan/07
Hi again. If I'm wrong, I'll eat my hat (height enhancing, naturally!). I still say that the ground zero for this argument is Banderas singing with Sara Brightman (5'5"), "Phantom of the Opera". Watch carefully, because as he passes directly behind her, up against her, you can see he is barely taller....and he's wearing those boots!!!
Look at the wide shots, especially those of Antonio from behind. You can't tell me that's anything less than a 2 1/2" heel....look how the pants are tailored (BTW, I date a tailor, and she agrees)to hide the boot's thickness...why are the boots that thick? Cuz they're concealing lifts inside the boots....he wears them everywhere when he's, isn't it possible Glenn, that he appears to be taller than he is, even in person? With a good tailor, and a master boot maker, not to mention the odd build the guy has, it could happen.
Manu said on 21/Jan/07
I agree with you he uses horrible footwear. He's short,but 5'6 or less? sounds pretty rare.going over your comments I begin to doubt,but I think below 5'7 it's almost impossible. If you give us more evidence we can argue. Besides, Glenn met him,and I don't need to say he is 100 percent trustworthy
Viper said on 21/Jan/07
Hes slouching big time in the photo.
Glenn said on 19/Jan/07
Thank you Gonzalo.
Gonzalo said on 19/Jan/07
You are wrong, Lorenzo. Banderas is around 1`75. His not under 1`70 or 5`7. I can tell you that.
Glenn said on 18/Jan/07
Im here to clear things up.I studied Antonio in the FLESH.he is most likely smaller than 5-8.met him many times.
Lorenzo of the Night said on 17/Jan/07
Sorry, but your "evidence" to the contrary, Banderas is no more than five foot six, and possibly shorter. Believe me, as a sculptor and character designer, I've studied the human body carefully, and this guy has a long torso, short, thick legs, and small feet. I've watched nearly every film he's made, and I've noticed the heels in lots of shots.
Watch him in ....damn, I can't think of the film's name all of a sudden....the one where he's the teacher of dance at an inner city shots taken from the ground, like when he walks into the classroom he's wearing normal heels, but when he's dancing with the professional dancer from his studio, in front of the students in the "dungeon", he's clearly wearing TALL heels...same boots as he wears in many of his other films. Now, Manu, I ask ya: Why would the film makers go through the trouble of putting him in height enhancing boots when he's in a scene with a woman who appears to not be that tall in the first place? Common sense dictates that he must be very short. Period. End of debate.
Lorenzo of the Night said on 4/Dec/06
Oh...and one more "important" (like this height stuff is that important in the first place...let's face it, we all have better things to do gang) fact....Selma Hayek, who co-stars with Banderas in "Desperado" and "Once Upon a Time In Mexico" isn't that much shorter than Banderas when he's wearing the boots...ahem. cough. hack...She freely admits to being only 5' 2"/ Now if that ain't the end of that argument, I don't know what is.
Lorenzo of the Night said on 4/Dec/06
Let's put the Banderas quandry to rest: All one needs do is watch "Femme Fatale"
with Banderas and Rebecca Romijn Stamos. She is listed as 5'10" to 5' 11". In every wide shot, she is substantially taller, and I might add, BIGGER, all the way round, than Antonio. He is clearly wearing elevator boots, although, you'll have to stop the dvd to catch it.
In the hallway scene, where she is the blonde sister, she is in heels, so we'll give her, say to be genrous, three inches, which will put her somewhere around the 6'1" to 6'2" mark. Antonio, in the wide shots in that hallway, is at least three inches shorter, and he's wearing a two and a half inch heel. Add to that a 1" inch lift (just about gauranteed....look how thick the boots are!) and that means that he's got a good three and a half inches of extra height going, barefoot, he's not over 5' 7". ....and I still say he's shorter than that, just from the observations taken in regards to footage of him singing "Phantom of the Opera" with 5'5" Sarah Brightman, who is most likely wearing heels herself, yet, Banderas with VERY obvious help in the heels department in that footage, barely tops her by an inch. If Brightman is 5'5", with 3 inch stilletos, she still won't break past 5"8". Banderas has a 2 1/2 inch heel there as well, and from the look of the thickness in those boots, and the pants that are trying in vain to hide that fact, there's at least another inch of padding going on. I'm tellin' ya folks: the man is no more than five six, and I'd further bet he doesn't weigh over 140. He's my size, 5'6" and 150 tops.
Little Joe said on 4/Dec/06
See...This guy Manu agries with me that European's are getting taller and taller and the average height is around 5'11-6'1. Specially the Mediterran (Montenegro, Croatia, Serbia...) and the Scandinavia and the north (Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, Danmark, Germany...)
Franco said on 16/Nov/06
wtf i thought Banderas was 1.78 at least! wow what a surprise.

well i have some dvdz of his movies and upon evaluation i have to agree he is 5'9 max.
Manu_from_madrid said on 15/Nov/06
He is 5'8.5, a little bit above spaniards (5'8 entire population) But it's amazing how tall spanish men have become. living in Spain,I'm 5'9.75 and 24,and I fell really short among new generations, specially eighteen folks. average height of them could be 5'10.5-5'11.5. I don't know what's happening in europe,but the northern europe is HUGE,and the mediterran area is more and more tall!! I think the health system is a main factor. what do you think?
Lorenzo of the Night said on 30/Oct/06
I can tell you from looking at all the evidence; films (look for yourself, and you will see!)The Mask of Zorro, the Legend of Zorro, Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, among thing, (if you have your eyeballs on) that you will notice right away...his least two, if not two and half inch heels. Also, the boots are thick and heavy, suggesting that there are lifts involved.
If you compare footage from these films with footage of Banderas in concert with Sarah Brightman, singing "The Phantom of the Opera", you will notice a couple of things that will lead you to the conclusion that Banderas is much, much shorter than has previously been reported: First, the boots; again, two to two and a half inch heels, pants tailored to hide the extreme height. Second, the thickness of the boots. Third, the tailoring of his jacket...long, to balance the extra height given his legs by those boots. Fourth, look at him standing next to, and in back of Sarah Brightman, both in medium and wide shots, and you will see immediately that he is barely taller than her, even though he is wearing elevator boots. Sarah Brightman is 5'5". What does that tell you?
If you look closely, you will see just how much these boots have in common with the boots he wears in "Desperado" and "Once Upon a Time in Mexico"...they are, in fact, the same style! Why is that interesting? Well, these productions are all very different, involving different directors, costumers, etc, yet he still retains the same style boot. You can be there's a good reason for that: Antonio found a great boot maker, who hides his work well, and knows how to keep a secret.
So, how come I know so much? Because, I'm 5' 6 " myself, and know all about those shoes.
Gigi said on 10/Oct/06
he looks 5'9 in once upon a time in mexico..considering he was wearing black boots all the time
Gigi said on 10/Oct/06
so was he wearing boots in the pic?
Gonzalo said on 20/Sep/06
I have never seen Banderas in the flesh. But I have seen him next to people that I have met and I think he looks 5`8 or 5`9. It is ridiculous to say he is 5`6.5
Glenn said on 11/Sep/06
Elevators arnt heels.
albi said on 10/Sep/06
Download from eMule the video of Sarah Brightman and Antonio Banderas singing Phantom of the Opera and you will get to see Banderas in 2 1/2 inch heels. The worst elevator shoes I have ever seen.

[Editor Rob: he wears those heels a lot...]
MP said on 10/Sep/06
Antonio is at most 5'6.5". It is the average height of native Spaniards to be what Americans consider short. But it has always been Hollywood's idea to make every star "larger than life". Just look at some of their footprints and handprints at Grahmans Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, but beware, even some shoes are tricked out!
Domibucks said on 29/Aug/06
He's definetely atleast 5'8.5. My sisters fiancee who his is about 6'3 met him at a sam's club meeting while advertising shrek 2. I asked him how tall he was and he said 'about 6 foot'. I didn't believe that for a second. But I did take into consideration he might have been wearing lifts which would make him about 5'10.5, so I guess he wasn't too far off with his estimate.
Rey said on 2/Jul/06
Amy, did you really work with him?
Arianna said on 16/Jun/06
I think that he is around 5'8.5 is a fairly good estimation. In pictures with Melanie Griffith, Banderas looks to be shorter by an insignificant amount [maybe .25 an inch]. (I guess Griffith likes men her height. I don't blame her though, being eye to eye with a guy can be so romantic)
Georgette C. said on 13/Jun/06
What a great picture of Antonio Banderas,he sure looks 5ft.8in. to me.There are times when he does look taller,but he never stands still long enough to get a really good view,nor does he stand straight up,he is always doing something quirvy in his photographs.But,I would take him home, no matter how tall is. thank you......(PS) If he is ever around,tell him to call (330-219-3587) I would like to learn a little SPANISH.....Thank You........Georgette
Clive said on 23/May/06
Johnny, if you take the case of Will smith, Jim Carey, Jean Reno or Clive Owen who are very famous actors, they are all around 6'2 so next to them a 174cm man rather looks short... Otherwise I know that the average height for a man is 175.5cm !
Johnny D. said on 22/May/06
on the contrary, clive. he's quite the average.. for an actor!
Clive said on 9/May/06
What eventually convinced me that Banderas wasn't over 174cm is that he was less taller than Hopkins at his PEAK on the Mask of Zorro although he wore his big boots ! He isn't very tall for an actor ;)
Amy said on 4/May/06
I've actually worked with Antonio. I'm 5' 7.5" and I was taller than him so I don't think he's over 5' 7"!!!
Glenn said on 3/May/06
Ive seen Buscemi look 5-6 and then 5-10! so Im not that nuts.Antonio is 5-8,5-9.Buscemi wears magic shoes.
Blues said on 20/Apr/06
This height is right now, he's exact average height in US, 5'8.5" .
grew 5 in. one year said on 2/Apr/06
I worked door @the 2002 Latin Awards and he had boots on and was 5'9 1/2 with boots, I'm 5'11 I'm wearing jordans at the main entrance watch the footage looser
jigga jigga said on 1/Apr/06
YO antonio is nOT 5'8'' he's like near 6'0 i swear, because in his new "dance movie" coming out, he was a lot taller than that model from america's next top model and she's at least 5'8''.
sf said on 29/Mar/06
Good picture that reveals the heels on those shoes. Notice that picture also displays another trick the stars use to hide their specially made shoes - the pants are always very long and flair out and almost completely hide the shoes, I've noticed many times. That's important, as, again, these longs pants can cover most of the shoes so you can't tell what they look like/how they're built. Chances are, without those pants, you'd see some pretty strange looking boots...
Clive said on 29/Mar/06
I don't know who is Melanie but I noticed you've used a french word (voila), good Rob GOOD !!! ;)
Clive said on 29/Mar/06
Indeed with thats boots you can easily gain 3 or 4cm !
In the mask and the legend of Zorro, he always wears boots like that!
I have the impression that it's a trend for Hollywood's stars to wear elevator shoes ! What I'm wondering now is which stars give their height with shoes and which ones give it without ? Hard question...

[Editor Rob: honestly, its funny in photos of him/melanie in trainers, they are close in height, then she has heels and voila, Banderas still looks close in height...]
Clive said on 29/Mar/06
I see you got something against Banderas's shoes :) Can you show me what kind of boots he wears so that I could make me an idea of what you are talking about ?

[Editor Rob: it is hard to actually find good pic of the styles, you can maybe get a litte idea they might be a little bigger than normal heels he wears...]
Clive said on 27/Mar/06
Look as well this photo and you'll see I'm right :
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larry said on 22/Mar/06
The mean male height in the USA is slightly over 69", about 175.5 cms. Average height range is considered to be 5'7" to 5'11". But, that's a range that sinply means that most males fall within those values.
Clive said on 9/Mar/06
Glenn, according to you, could you tell me how many "cm" Banderas gained with his boots and how many "cm" did you gain with YOUR shoes ???
I ask you this question because I'm nearly sure that he IS 175cm but if you had the same lifts on this foto, even if he is a bit leant, that would clearly mean that he is 174cm... But honestly it would surprise me because on severals sites he's listed as 175cm althought on this site there are good remarks and fotos which prove what you say !
stAs said on 3/Feb/06
I think average is between 170cm - 181cm, but it depends on body structure, a person can be 170cm and look like 175cm or more and other can be 175cm and look close to 170cm. The same thing happens with Banderas and Stallone they can look like 178cm-183cm in many films.
DudeX said on 2/Feb/06
more like 5'8 to 5'10
JR said on 1/Feb/06
Danimal, I'm afraid you have it wrong. 5'7 to 5'9 is average range. 5'9 to 5'10 is average/tall.
Danimal said on 23/Jan/06
JR, 5'7" isn't average. Average height is between 5'9" and 5'10" for males.
JR said on 17/Jan/06
He seems average ... 5'7 to 5'9, I would say.
175cm16andgrowing said on 14/Jan/06
man... banderas looks skinny on there! So skinny... if I had to guess his height I'd really say 5'10'' at least but... you know, Glenn is right. Thanks for the pic and info.
Glenn said on 14/Jan/06
yeah,I think certain people close to me where hinting he is the 5-10 he says he is cause of ths photo and one friend witnessed this pic taken.I swear he had boots on!Id be happy to answer all!
Zach said on 13/Jan/06
Banderas could well be 5'8 if he's got boots on, but like in all cases where elevator boots are involved its difficult to guesstimate.

Rob - just an idea, might be worth having a 'Glenn' page, to ask him questions, discuss all the pics of him. Glenns quite the celebrity on this website ;)

[Editor Rob: man, I've not even got my own height page...maybe I'll make a glenn page]
J.J.F said on 13/Jan/06
Darn, that Glenn sure gets around. Banderas ALWAYS has his big 'ol boots on. What does he claim he is? 5'10"?
CelebHeights Editor said on 13/Jan/06
Pic added with Glenn...who said banderas had customary boots on.
the real raw truth said on 3/Jan/06
met him in Marbella Port and is tiny as hell. He also has a weird body shape with a hunch back and cant stare at anything more that one second. very unnatural guy.
Steiner87 said on 14/Nov/05
Several sites say he's 5'9 and I believe them because catherine zeta john is 5'8
and in the film zorro he's a little bit taller than her.
Man of Death said on 28/Oct/05
If you look at Banderas besides Rufus Sewell in Legend of Zorro he is obviously at least 4 inches smaller, probably 5 inches and Sewell is listed everywhere (here to) as exactly 6 feet. I think Banderas is about 170cm.
Issheuhboy said on 8/Oct/05
Anyone see Parky for 08/10/05? He, Banderas and Robert Lindsay ALL looked the same height. Perhaps the former was wearing lifts though...

[Editor Rob: you saw Banderas heels right? Big chunky things...]
J. said on 12/Jul/05
Nope, he's shorter than average, fitting in nicely and easily in the 5'7" range. A buddy of mine bumped into him a year ago out in California and said with surely he was this small. And he defintely looks it.
McFan said on 11/Jul/05
He appears taller than that. I would say 5'9.5. Melanie Griffith only looks to be at the most 5'8 but she's probably slouching on purpose to make her husband look taller. I thought Woody Harrelson and him were the same height.
Mr. R said on 26/May/05
I think that 5-9 is too high. Melanie Griffith is just about a solid 5-8, and the only way that he is taller than her is when he wears those black boots with a 2 inch plus heel. Even several magazines have caught pics of his footwear, and noticed the big heel. I don't think he is above 5-8.
Gotxo said on 24/May/05
I agree with Lmeister, he's no more than 5'9" (175,36 cm) plus he's andalusian an those are amongst the most slender spaniards wich may give the impression that he is taller.
Thought i don't belive he's smaller than that (comparing him to other actors).
Lmeister said on 24/May/05
I really don't believe that he is more than 5'9''. Like Gekko Bird said 5'8''+/-0.5'' His slim figure gives the impression of being somewhat tallish + his nice boots ; )I have a lot of spanish friends and most of them are pretty slim guys with relatively long legs. Guys with shorter legs give the impression of being shorter let's say Matt Damon who I now believe that is close to 5'10''...
Gotxo said on 23/May/05
Never met personally him, but i've seen images of in his early theather career and he was a little taller than the average spanish of that time ( about 5'8" on the 80's, 5'10 for nowadays teenagers).
I can easily belive he's 5'9", pretty common height for those who where twenty some at '80s decade on Spain.
GEKKO BIRD said on 23/May/05
Antonio is a solid 5'8. he may be a half inch either taller or shorter (5'7.5 or 5'8.5). For sure he is no shorter than 5'6 but no taller than 5'9.
Lmeister said on 15/Mar/05
Ok Antonio the truth is that U are shorter than 5 ft 9 in Woody Harrelson so there is no way that U'd be 5'9''. When U watch the movie "Play it to the Bone" Harrelson is approximately 1.5 inches taller and he is not wearing some high heeled shoes like Antonio is doing.
CelebHeights Editor (in the voice of Melanie Griffith) said on 15/Mar/05
"What will they think of next?? Antonio is NOT wearing lifts to appear taller. He is perfectly comfortable with his height, and so am I. And I would hardly say that the two-inch difference between him and Rebecca constitutes "towering!" -- a quote from Melanie's own official website.
TCPA said on 2/Mar/05
Believe me he's no more than 5'7"
Broadwayactor said on 1/Mar/05
Antonio is around 5'6"/5'7". He's about half a foot shorter than me, I felt like a giant next to him.
CelebHeights Editor said on 24/Feb/05
I'm unsure of how much elevation he uses ;) But, yes he does wear an awful lot of boots as opposed to normal shoes, and the heels on his boots are solid 1.5 inchers, sometimes they look more. Still unsure of his true height. He could be 173cm.
TCPA said on 15/Feb/05
I saw Anthony Hopkins, he's about 2 inches shorter than me, im 5'9 1/4", you'r right about Banderas he's shorter than he is but i don't meet him, my guess 5'6" or 7".
Ben said on 13/Feb/05
You list Antonio Banderas as 5'9" and Anthony Hopkins as 5'8", but in Zorro, Hopkins appears to be 2 inches taller than Banderas. I would put Banderas at 5'8" and Hopkins at 5'10".

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