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Daniel Day Lewis height: 6ft 1.25in (186 cm)

Irish actor best known for films such as My Left Foot, Lincoln, Gangs of New York, Last of the Mohicans, There Will Be Blood and In the Name of The Father.
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 3/Feb/15
DDL plied his trade for years at the Old Vic in order to become the savant that he is today. As for those lengthy career intervals...that in itself requires immeasurable patience that no working actor in film could understand. To compare Heath Ledger to DDL is like comparing a high school basketball coach to an NBA coach. I really despise the way some actors over years have tried to mosey up towards him at award ceremonies as if it will help them become better at their craft. How he keeps a cool head amazes me.

Anyway I think he could be 6ft1(187cm).
Tania says on 2/Feb/15
@Judd - well, if Heath Ledger had lived we'd probably find out if he became the next DDL, but now we never will know. He died so young too, even DDL wasn't "famous" when he was Ledger's age. 28 is no age to die.

Anyway - DDL's height is perfect.
Judd says on 18/Dec/14
Sam, for sure those have been his best roles, also if i wouldn't forget his role in monster's ball and in casanova.
unfortunately he had actually short career, but he had much more talent than other actors of his generation, like jake gyllenhaal, ryan gosling, james franco...
i think that DDL made a tribute to Ledger not for marketing or to gain a grater reputation; i think he really felt the displeasure of Ledger's death, probably because he considered him one of his heirs...
Day-Lewis is my favourite actor not only because he has actually a rare talent but also because he always denied the life (full of excess) of a medium hollywood's should not forget he had a break from his career from 1997 to 2002...
Darren510 says on 15/Dec/14
This guy is kinda tricky to me. Sometimes he looks 6'2 and other times closer to 6'0. I would give him 6'1. In Lincoln 6'4 but obviously with lifts.
Sam says on 15/Dec/14
Ledger's best roles were in Brokeback and The Dark Knight, who knows what kind of heights he could have reached, obviously a very good actor, although not that many great films outside of those in his short career, I really think he was just getting started. Day-Lewis's tribute to Ledger at the Film Actor's guild show after he died was very touching.
Judd says on 13/Dec/14
rob, time ago I read an article which said that Heath Ledger could have become the "new Daniel Day Lewis." Both had in common the maniacal preparation of their characters and the almost total personification into they.
I have seen several movies of Ledger and i recognize that he was really an excellent actor, with great qualities, so I agree with this vision.
For sure Heath has been one of the most talented actors of the recent years.
do you share it?
[Editor Rob: yes he was a very good actor, not sure I'd have said as good as Daniel who really is one of the best out there.]
Judd says on 8/Dec/14
[Editor Rob: his posture in that movie isn't the best.]

yeah i agree too...there're just a couple of scenes where he has good one of those scene (in the baptism scene) he stays straight next to Dano and he does look (with similar shoes) a good 1" taller than him...great movie, however!
Judd says on 6/Dec/14
Rob yesterday I have watched for the N time there will be blood and I made attention to day lewis height and that film he doesn't look as tall as 6'1-1.25" as I am sure he will be if measured...
He does look not much taller than ciaran hinds (5'11.75"-6'0"), as tall as Paul Dano (who I think is 6'0.5") and not much taller than Kevin J O'Connor (who I suppose is 5'11" because he looked a bit shorter than Famke Janssen and at least 3" shorter than Brendan Fraser)...
I don't know if you ever watched that movie but I think day lewis has terrible think is part of his carachter (Daniel plainview)?
You can easily notice that in the last scene where he does look hunchback...
[Editor Rob: his posture in that movie isn't the best.]
Sam says on 1/Dec/14
That's interesting, but Kid is a surely less accurate than Butcher for sure. If everybody is worthy of a photo, Rob, than get to it. ;=)
[Editor Rob: there's only so many hours I can spend, eventually as I say the majority of pages get improved but there's a few thousand still to be done.]
Judd says on 30/Nov/14
Sam says on 21/Nov/14
"Billy the Kid"...I think you mean Bill the Butcher, Judd. Day Lewis is the best part of that film.
Rob, maybe Day Lewis deserves a picture if you can use one

i don't speak english as first the translated version that i have watched, his character can be translated roughly as "billy the kid"...
Sam says on 21/Nov/14
"Billy the Kid"...I think you mean Bill the Butcher, Judd. Day Lewis is the best part of that film.
Rob, maybe Day Lewis deserves a picture if you can use one?
Judd says on 10/Nov/14
Thank you rob! :)
Judd says on 7/Nov/14
rob in my opinion you should quote also "gangs of New York" as one of his best performance...when he portrayed Billy the Kid he actually gave an "oscar" interpretation...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 25/Oct/14
He still looks 6ft1-6ft2 now. Objectively, he must've been walking around at 6ft4 in Lincoln with the right lifts.
Judd says on 19/Oct/14
does look a strong 6'1" (with a chance to be 6'1.25") next to bradley cooper (6'0.5")

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Judd says on 13/Oct/14
In my opinion he's the greater actor of this time. He's the perfect example of the magnificent actors school "made in England". He can personify differents roles and he has always great prowess...
6'1" is spot on...
Arch Stanton says on 6/Oct/14
Really height maven? I'd have described Liam Neeson in Gangs of New York as more "tall as hell" compared to others.
height-maven says on 5/Oct/14
looks tall as hell in gangs of new york and there will be blood.
Arch Stanton says on 1/Oct/14
Looks 6'2 in The Age of Innocence.
Judd says on 29/Sep/14
6'1" on the nose
Sam says on 21/Aug/14
Cool, Seahawksfan 187-188 cm, where did you meet him? Doesn't seem like a celebrity a lot of people randomly run into.
FilMaker says on 23/Jun/14
Daniel Day Lewis height is 6ft 1in (185 cm)
Arch Stanton says on 11/Mar/14
Looking on the pedia it seems he's actually English with British and Irish citizenship.
Arch Stanton says on 11/Mar/14
Isn't he Northern Irish rather than Irish?
Arch Stanton says on 11/Mar/14
Rob can you add There Will Be Blood and Lincoln? I gather he was wearing lifts in Lincoln as he looks 6'4" in it and closely resembles the frame and appearance of Lincoln.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 21/Jan/14
"Daniel Day Lewis height: 6ft 1.5in (187cm)"

Somewhere in that 186-187cm range is probable. He looked near enough in height to Ben Affleck (max 1in shorter) and had 2in on guys like DiCaprio and Tommy Lee Jones.
Lenad is sexy says on 28/Dec/13
I really beginning to wonder if 187cm is closer to the truth considering how tall he looks among the cast of nine. Maybe there all a bit shorter than what there listed at.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 23/Dec/13
Not under 185.5cm at night. Definitely a strong 6ft1. I could accept 6ft1.5/187cm aswell but not over.
ian c. says on 15/Dec/13
Day Lewis, who is some kind of acting fanatic who tries to become the characters he plays, played Lincoln with a stoop. Well Lincoln didn't have a stoop, as anyone can see from a photograph of Lincoln standing (straight) with a group of soldiers in an army camp. So I'm guessing that Day Lewis affected the stoop as some kind of technical thing to suggest Lincoln's unusual height.
Sam says on 11/Dec/13
He could be a tad over that, other Sam, as he can look like a strong 6'1" (6'1.25"-6'1.5"), other times only around 6'1", but never under it.
Sam says on 9/Dec/13
6 ft 1
Rusty says on 15/Oct/13
his lanky build can make him look taller. He had 2 inches at most on DiCaprio in gangs of new york. Rob's listing is good
Goose says on 7/Oct/13
I'm telling you guys - seen him in Soho when we was a cobbler (took break from acting) and he's 6'2 minimum.
cole says on 27/Jul/13
Rob could he be 6'1 flat?
[Editor Rob: he might]
jtm says on 11/Jul/13
no way is lawrence 5'7.5. she had huge heels on and still wasn't taller than joaquin phoenix. maybe phoenix was wearing lifts but that is still not enough to make her 5'7.5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 9/Jul/13
Could 187cm be closer, Rob?
Sayalvian says on 31/May/13
Daniel Day-Lewis is 6'2".
Sam says on 22/Mar/13
Looks about an inch shorter than Ben Affleck considering that Affleck is closer to the camera, posture, etc.
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Sam says on 7/Mar/13
Sorry, Conti, stating it as fact is not going to make it so.

In Vanity Fair, he is attributed with a height of 6'2" (not quite) in an article about Liam Neeson.
Conti says on 6/Mar/13
Jay I don't have a problem with him.You all realize that he wore 3 inch shoes that made him 6'2,and Leonardo Di Caprio is really 5'10 barefoot.There footwear makes them taller between 2-3 inches.Basically Daniel Day Lewis is 5'11 barefoot.
Jay says on 25/Feb/13
Contii must have a problem with DDL being over 6'0.
Arch Stanton says on 25/Feb/13
yes says on 26/Dec/12
Daniel and Leo-DiCaprio are kind of similar in height..Leo is around 6'1 and Daniel about 6'2. I have met them twice, both standing together too, and both looked sooo close.

DiCaprio is 6' at best!
Arch Stanton says on 25/Feb/13
LOL @ Conti. He has very similar proportions and features to Jeremy Irons. Can look 6'2".
Conti says on 25/Feb/13
Sam I saw it on tv that he was wearing lifts that made him 6'2.Remember they use computer generater technology for some of parts that looked real but it's not.Therefore that makes Daniel Day Lewis 5'11 solid.
Conti says on 25/Feb/13
Sam I saw it on tv that he was wearing lifts that made him 6'2.Remember they use computer generater technology for some of parts that looklooked real but it's not.Therefore that makes Daniel Day Lewis 5'11 solid.
Chowder26 says on 24/Feb/13
I saw him in Soho too on Prince street in 98'. I am 5'10 and was struck by how tall he was - solid 6'3 then and possibly taller. Definitely did not want to be noticed BTW.
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 19/Jan/13
Saw Lincoln last night (unbelievable movie). Looked a lot taller than Tommy Lee Jones. But they may have done a bit of work on him with camera angles and lifts to make him look more convincing as the 6ft4 president. They did a superb job. Him and Tommy Lee will probably win the Oscars.

TLJ 5ft11.75(182cm), DDL 6ft1.5(187cm)
Sam says on 15/Jan/13
Sorry, Conti, I think under 6'1" is a bad call for him. The 3 inch boast, if it was there, was due to the fact that Lincoln was 6'4".
Conti says on 13/Jan/13
I would say at least 5'11,he's no where near 6'0.In the movie Lincoln I heard he was wearing 3 inch shoes to make himself taller,according to Steven Spielberg on extra tv.
Hew says on 8/Jan/13
To me he seems 6'1 at most.
Sam says on 2/Jan/13
In some photos Leo DiCaprio and DDL look close in height:
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But usually DDL looks taller than Leo, maybe by up to 2 inches. Close to the same different between Di Caprio & Djimon Hounsou as that with Day-Lewis:
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Sam says on 2/Jan/13
I saw Lincoln and was quite impressed with how towering they made DDL look. He often has a hunched posture and still assuredly looks like the tallest guy in the room. 5'11.5" David Strathairn looks much shorter on screen.
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 27/Dec/12
187cm, Rob?
yes says on 26/Dec/12
Daniel and Leo-DiCaprio are kind of similar in height..Leo is around 6'1 and Daniel about 6'2. I have met them twice, both standing together too, and both looked sooo close.
Goose says on 25/Dec/12
I saw him in Soho 15 years ago. He's a good 6'3. If you don't believe that compare him and Dicaprio at premiere pictures.
Kim in Bonita says on 17/Dec/12
Lincoln's voice was well known to be high pitched, something which was incogruent with his height. DDL does a phenomenal job capturing what is known about Lincoln.
Sam says on 30/Nov/12
As a matter of fact, DDL and Henry Fonda were right around the same height, as was another famous screen Lincoln, Raymond Massey. As a matter of fact, most people you look who have played Lincoln fall around the 6 foot to 6'1.5" mark. If these guys could have pulled it off than as gifted an actor as DDL would certain do the job too.
Patriot says on 29/Nov/12
Abe Lincoln was a towering figure. DDL doesn't have the stature. The man is a fine actor, but why did he select the voice he uses for Lincoln? And the director filmed DDL looking short in the saddle and short in the halls of the White House. I think Henry Fonda's Young Lincoln is supurb filming,acting and story telling. This DDL Lincoln?... Glory Be, it's me, not Mr. Lincoln.
alan says on 18/Nov/12
but abe licoln was 6.4 i think so hes not far off
will-free says on 30/Sep/12
Just saw Daniel Day-Lewis on the Acela train going from D.C. to NYC. He's got great posture and he's at least 6'2" tall.
Duhon says on 10/Sep/12
How do you feel about him playing abe licoln in the upcoming film? Do you think with the right shoes i suppose he could give his stature justice?
jtm says on 3/Sep/12
he wasn't in dark shadows.
SciFiSi says on 3/Sep/12
If you've seen Dark Shadows he looks really short
MR.HEIGHT says on 25/Jan/12
strong 6' 1". he should play lee van cleefs character (ryan) when they remake death rides a horse. cuz you know sooner or later they will. epic actor.

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