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Denzel Washington's height is 6ft 0in (183 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 0.25in (184 cm)
American Actor best known for roles in films such as Training Day, The Book of Eli, Deja Vu, Crimson Tide, Malcolm X, American Gangster, Cry Freedom, Glory, The Hurricane and Flight. He said in an interview with IOFilm when preparing for The Hurricane that "I'm six-one and north of 200 pounds."

Denzel with Ryan Reynolds
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Adam 1.88 m said on 17/Nov/15
In Safe House he is listed as 6' on his CIA profile. Could be 182-183 now, I'd be more tempted to say 182 looking at the picture with Reynolds. He looks a good 1-2 cm taller than 180 cm Taylor Kitsch with Reynolds, to be honest I think either Denzel needs a downgrade to 181-182 or Ryan Reynolds needs an upgrade to 189. There appears to be more than 2 inches between them in the photo. Is it also possible that Taylor Kitsch may be closer to 179 as he is wearing boots with a bigger heel than Reynolds and the top of his head comes close to Reynolds's low eye level, suggesting around 3.5 inches between Kitsch and Reynolds. If Reynolds were 189 then that would justify Denzel and Taylor's heights. It's a tough one to judge since there's only around a cm in it, and their posture, footwear and hair and camera angles makes it very tough to distinguish between a cm or two. The real question is if Reynolds is definitely 188 and no taller when standing fully erect at his low height. On a stadiometer, do you think Reynolds would measure any taller than 188 at his low height Rob, or do you think he'd be a perfect 6'2 in the evening?
grizz said on 12/Oct/15
I stand by my claim-he's still a 6 footer. It's just he gained a lot of weight and his posture has gotten bad.
For the next couple of years he'll be safe, later on he'll dip below the 6ft mark for sure.
Spencer said on 29/Sep/15
I think 6'0.5 peak and today 5'11.75. He looked near 6'1 in Malcolm X.
ed said on 26/Aug/15
180cm ...???

In "Cry Freedom" he's about the same height as 6'2 Kevin Kline. No way Denzel has shrunk 7 - 8 cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Aug/15
@Tommy: 180cm is 5ft11 flat. 183cm is 6ft
Tommy said on 17/Aug/15
180cm or 6ft tall for denzie
Celebheights 6'1.75"/187 CM said on 9/Aug/15
He looks over six feet by Tony Romo. It's either that he's over 6'0" nowadays, or Tony Romo is shorter than the 6'2" that he was measured at.
a said on 23/Jul/15
On this picture you can see the footwear a bit.It looks more or less the same Rob.
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A said on 22/Jul/15
more then 3.5 cm shorter then kianu in this pic.what do u think Rob??Click Here
[Editor Rob: not sure what footwear is like, but denzel appears in those photos under the 6ft mark a bit.]
Dmeyer said on 6/Jun/15
Denzel and Taylor look same near reinolds but Denzel has 0.8in/2cm less shoes , Thaugh Denzel looks 6cm while has barely less shoes as Ryan boots are flat 0.8-0.9 in tops , that might suggest 182ish
NBAer said on 6/Jun/15
He doesn't look over 180 with Reynolds,Rob.Even if Ryan has footwear advantage,it probably wouldn't be over 1-1.5 cm so 181 MIGHT be possible for Denzel,since he looks 8cm shorter than Ryan,and he's 187,and looks more 179 range in the picture,so i think 180 is perfect for Denzel.As far as peak height,he may have been 181-182,since he's 60 now,and losing about 2cm at 60 is pretty common.
Darren510 said on 6/Jun/15
Denzel is one of the best examples of a legit 6'0
Sam said on 1/Jun/15
Denzel and Tom Hanks did look pretty close in height but I would say IMO in those photos that Tom has fractional advantage, like Hanks was 6'0.25" & Washington was 6'0", both could have easily measured either of those marks at peak I think.
WalkingTall6ft3.35 inches said on 4/May/15
Denzel was atleast a strong 6 footer in his late 30's even edging out Tom Hanks at times which means 184cm peak isnt out of the question.
These photos with Tom pretty much seal the deal:

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Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 2/May/15
6 feet is accurate. There was literally nobody taller than him in the Equalizer.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Apr/15
Rob, why is there a separate picture of Ryan Reynolds and Taylor Kitsch?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Mar/15
In 1993
Denzel Washington - 6ft0(185cm)
Tom Hanks - 6ft0(184cm)

They were both in their late 30's at that point and looked above average to weak tall
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/15
Decribed as "six foot two, 180 pounds of dark sugar" in one article!
Hypado said on 27/Feb/15
Denzel Washington's height is 6ft 0in (183 cm)
Peak height was 6ft 0.25in (184 cm)

I agree Rob.
CDS said on 26/Feb/15
One of the very rare huge Hollywood stars that I don't think actually feels the need to wear lifts- I point to 5'11"-6' Val Kilmer looking taller than him in "Deja Vu", 5'11" Russell Crowe looking equal to him in "American Gangster", and a red carpet photo of 5'9" Mel Gibson looking as tall, if not taller than him- a particularly strange pic- WTF?? LOL He looked a tad shorter than 6'1" Keanu Reeves in "Much Ado About Nothing", but a tad taller than 6' Tom Hanks in "Philadelphia", so I'll give him a peak height of 6'0.5", and a current height of 5'11.75", which is still near 6'1" in shoes.
Dmeyer said on 5/Feb/15
gian92 says on 13/Jan/15
Denzel in Philadelphia next to 100% 6' Tom Hanks he seems 5'11 0.25in cm max :

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In this pic he looks a har taller than hanks and he has lss shoes
TJE said on 4/Feb/15
Rob why you use the same pics from the Ryan Reynolds page?
Joe said on 4/Feb/15
Denzel is 6 feet tall, also Denzel's hair is shaven while Reynold's has mane like hair making him look taller. Also add to the fact that Reynold's wearing thick heeled shoes and Denzel is tilting his head to the floor. Denzel is over 6 feet tall, during his peak he was 6'1", he is now 6'0.5".
james said on 4/Feb/15
He was 6'0.5 at his peak "the mighty Quinn" he and 5'11 Robert Townsend are about the same height .he probably says 6'1 because hez 6'0.5 .
HULK said on 30/Jan/15
5'11 now
6ft Peak
gian92 said on 13/Jan/15
Denzel in Philadelphia next to 100% 6' Tom Hanks he seems 5'11 0.25in cm max :

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James B said on 6/Jan/15
But rob look at him next to Lithgow. Maybe john had footwear advantage
James B said on 5/Jan/15
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Rob 5'11 range possible for denzel after looking at those pics? To be fair though maybe john was pushing 6'4.5 peak?
[Editor Rob: no, I wouldn't go anywhere that low for him.]
cole said on 27/Dec/14
@Georgy: Didn't think he looked much shorter than Marton in the movie at all, and in premiere pics Marton only looks to edge Denzel in stronger footwear.
Georgy said on 21/Dec/14
In "The Equalizer" he looks approx. 4 cm shorter than 185 cm Marton Csokas. Nowadays, closer to 5'11 than 6'0 for sure.
grizz said on 19/Dec/14
Lebensdorf, lol. Well, then Reynolds must be 6ft tall based on your estimate.
Lebensdorf said on 12/Dec/14
Strong 5'11 at peak, never more.
Mike said on 3/Dec/14
Rob, maybe you should give him a full 6ft 0.5 peak?
cole said on 3/Dec/14
@Editor Rob: Could you put the picture on the right from the Ryan Reynolds page on Denzel's page? That shot shows why he's still 6ft.
Spencer said on 1/Dec/14
He looked pretty close to 6'1 to me in Malcolm X. 6'0.75 peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Nov/14
184-185cm peak
spike said on 20/Nov/14
a young Denzel in Carbon Copy is no taller than 5ft10.5 George Segal. and to be honest, to me, denzel never looked taller than a strong 5ft 11in barefoot.
cole said on 15/Nov/14
Fair upgrade, he can still look 6ft. 6ft 0.5in for his peak height would also be fair imo. The page of legends like Denzel and Hanks should have a picture, Rob!
GP said on 31/Oct/14
in Safe House he looked to be about 3 inches shorter than Ryan. Rob, do you think that he has developed bad posture or he could have lost more height?
[Editor Rob: not sure he looked quite that short, but if you look at something like Flight, he can still pass for 6ft when standing normally]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/14
Solid 6ft0 peak with a chance of 6ft0. I only noticed now that Ethan Hawke is listed at 5ft11. If that's the case, Denzel easily looked 6ft1 range in Training Day if not a tad more!
Dmeyer said on 22/Oct/14
Tanks rob this Guy is closer to 6ft than arnie , the only Time he didnt look 6ft is by pine , but can Still look 5'11.75-6ft tiday
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Oct/14
Rob is the full 6ft0 be closer for his peak?
[Editor Rob: wouldn't rule the possibility out, I thought he can at times look a little under 6ft but generally even last 2 years probably would still measure near enough the mark.]
Arch Stanton said on 21/Oct/14
Rob can you add a photo and films like Malcolm X, American Gangster, Cry Freedom, Glory, The Hurricane and Flight?

Looked 6'1" in Training Day.
[Editor Rob: today actually I think Denzel can still pull off near enough 6ft.]
Judd said on 19/Oct/14
6'0-0.25" as peak height is fair and 5'11.75" today is right...good listing!
Realist said on 10/Oct/14
So 6'1 is out of the question.
Dmeyer said on 1/Oct/14
Denzel is closer to 6ft that arnie is , i think robs realy is scared of arnie , once arnie hits 5'11 flat he Will be listed 5'11.5
Sonny Black said on 27/Sep/14
Honestly he seems more like a tall 5'11. When he stands next to Spike Lee, who's 5'5, he's noticeably taller but doesn't dwarf Spike as you'd expect a 6ft+ tall guy would.
grizz said on 26/Sep/14
He looked identical in size next to 182 cm Jimmy Kimmel. However, Jimmy was wearing regular shoes, while Denzel was wearing some casual converse-styled sneakers, so he is 183 cm tall IMO.
Jack Spratt said on 13/Sep/14
There is a pic of him with Justin Timberlake at a basketball game and he is at least 1" taller than Timberlake. Timberlake says he was 6ft even on the Jimmy Fallon show.
cole said on 2/Sep/14
@Editor Rob: Think this is spot on, fairly recently he can still pull off looking 6ft imo.
Although giving him a solid 6'0.5 peak height wouldn't hurt.
Arch Stanyon said on 31/Aug/14
Rob have you seen The Pelican Brief? He looked 5 ft 11 next to peak 6'4 John Lithgow. Lithgow looked massive next to him. I'm trying to figure how Lithgow could have only been 9 cm taller!
[Editor Rob: seen but barely remembered.]
tk said on 30/Jul/14
Just watched Flight again. He seemed to have at least one inch on Bruce Greenwood (5'11.5 here) and more than four on Don Cheadle (5'7.5). Probably still a six footer...
Dmeyer said on 15/Jul/14
In training day was Still 6'0.25 rangr
grizz said on 4/Jul/14
I think he's full 6ft (183 cm) rather than 5ft11.5in.
In Pelham 123 John Travolta commebted on how big and tall Denzel is. Travolta is 182 cm tall, it kinda wouldn't make sense that someone comments on how tall that man is,even though they're equally tall :D
Hypado said on 26/Jun/14
6ft 0-6ft 1 range at peak
one of my favourite actors.

mike said on 20/Jun/14
6ft 0-6ft 1 range at peak
one of my favourite actors.
James B said on 10/Jun/14
Looked about 6ft or 6'1 in pelican brief
jamieorr4 said on 6/Jun/14
my guess is that hes 5ft10.5 but in some picture he look 59
Alex 6'0 said on 14/May/14
MrTBlack, yea some guys who claim 6'1 are more 6'0-6'0.5 range. Even 6'0-6'0.5 guys claim 6'2 as well.
MrTBlack said on 7/May/14

Yeah probably. Almost every guy I met and I'm willing to throw out %99 or more percent
Who claimed 6'1" to me was usually 6'0 or 6'0.5" at most.
Alex 6'0 said on 1/May/14
Always looks a solid 6'0. Today maybe a hair less as Rob has him.
anon said on 21/Jan/14
He used to live in the apt building beside my office in Tribeca. Would see him, walking by. 6 ft is definitely accurate.
yalo said on 5/Jan/14
i still think he's a stong 6 foot 183cm today
anon said on 31/Dec/13
Rob, are sure not 6 feet flat...I don't think he has lost that much height yet!
dmeyer said on 22/Dec/13
184cm peak fits him well a lidl on183cm hanks
Lenad is sexy said on 22/Dec/13
yeah I wouldn't rule out a full 6'1 for a young denzel. No more than that though
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Dec/13
Lenad, it could've been Hanks 183-184cm, Washington 184-185cm?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Dec/13
184cm peak, 183cm today.
dmeyer said on 8/Dec/13
To me denzel today looks more 183cm than arnie does
Lenad is sexy said on 8/Dec/13
in Philadelphia he was at least the same height as 183cm tom hanks if not a tad taller. Hanks could have potentially been 184cm though so I wouldn't rule out 185cm for denzels peak but I think more to reality, 184cm
Umar184 said on 7/Dec/13
I stood next to him he's 6ft max.
Sam said on 6/Dec/13
Not a good comparison shot, Freeman is further away but the difference looks closer to 2 than 1 inches. I've meet Freeman and he's quite tall, 6'2"-6'3" range.
Tim said on 30/Nov/13
lol he did an interview on Dave Letterman when making the movie American Gangster and he said he was 6"1
Silent d said on 29/Oct/13
182cm. Not bad for a nearly 60 year old man.
Yves said on 10/Oct/13
I agree with Tom, it's weird they changed he's height, but 6'1 for him all the way..., perfect shape :)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Oct/13
"Peak height was 6ft 0.5in (184cm)"

Could also look 6ft1 in his early career. He definitely edged out Hanks.
jordydecke said on 3/Oct/13
I'd always thought he was about a 6'2-6'3 guy. Camera angles ey? I was watching Deja Vu (good film too if you haven't seen) last night and one of his workmates describes him as "6'3" - I would have believed it too if I hadn't looked him up before on this site!
Silent d said on 21/Sep/13
Viper he is not 5 foot 10. Maybe 182cm. Quite tall now.
Johnny Blaze said on 17/Sep/13
I'm 6'2 and I stood right next to Denzel, he is 6 feet even
Mathew said on 13/Sep/13
Viper says on 19/Aug/13
5'10 range today


If so then Tom Hanks needs a serious downgrade.
Viper said on 19/Aug/13
5'10 range today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Aug/13
I think 6ft0.5in(184cm) peak is fair for Denzel. He held his own with taller guys like John Lithgow, Michael Moriarty and Liev Schrieber. Edged out 6ft Hanks in Philedelphia.

Today about 6ft give or take.
Dmeyer said on 6/Aug/13
Rob to me denzel today is easily as tall as arnie today so whi list arnie as full 6 ft
Dmeyer said on 31/Jul/13
Rob to me denzel looks closer to 6 ft than arnie does , whi list arnie at full 6 ft
teej said on 31/Jul/13
I heard he was only 5'8? And in blade he was? He certainly looks taller than that though.
Tom said on 29/Jul/13
Editor Rob, why have you put down 1.82 for Denzel when the Internet Movie Database says 6'1'' (1.85).
[Editor Rob: because I think he looks that height, I don't believe he's over 6ft today]
jtm said on 11/Jul/13
182cm when he was younger. 180-181cm nowadays.
cole said on 10/Jul/13
I believe he is 182 cm now, and was about 183-184 cm at peak. But how tall does that make Tom Hanks? Certainly not 183 cm. In this pic Denzel has a pretty small heel, and Hanks is wearing regular dress shoes, and they look the same height. Granted that picture is from a few years back, so Denzel might have been 183 cm at the time, but still I can't see Hanks much over 182 cm:

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If he was 182 cm at peak, a drop of roughly 1 cm is normal at his age.
Sam said on 19/Jun/13
He can look shorter but in the movie Flight, he did look close to an inch taller than Bruce Greenwood, listed here as 5'11.5".
Terry said on 18/Jun/13
I agree with 5'11.75. Denzel never looked like a solid 6ft to me. Terrific actor, he is up there with the best.
bodwaya said on 11/Jun/13
rob why the downgrade
Nety W said on 26/May/13
Denzel must be bending down a lot, because I saw the movie unstopable and he looks taller than Chris pine. I don't think he's five eleven, but I do think he's taller than that. I think he's over 6 foot and Chris pine is not over six foot. Besides some pictures do not capture a person's true height if they are standing in a certain pose and the camera pointed at a different angle.
dmeyer said on 28/Apr/13
rob denzel looks a solid 1.5-2cm over 5 ft 11.5 greenwood through out the all movie flight , to me denzel looks closer to 6 ft than a guy like arnold , denzel is 5ft 11.75 by nightime and close to 6 ft
Lenad is sexy said on 19/Apr/13
I doubt he was under 6'0 at peak
Dmeyer said on 10/Apr/13
To me exept near 184cm pine , he usualy looks 6 ft today at peak a bit more
Dmeyer said on 4/Apr/13
Rob denzel CAN realy Look solid 1cm taller than 6 ft Tom
Hanks denzel has lost height 1-2cm zone
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 11/Mar/13
5'10.5", 179cm for Washington. I think the current 182cm listing was his peak height. Nowadays I think he's 179 at the absolute MAX. Morgan Freeman had several inches on him and he was also a lot shorter than legit 6' Chris Pine.
Dmeyer said on 16/Feb/13
Strong 182cm fits him today peak 183-183.5cm
Balrog said on 14/Feb/13
Rob, you really think he looks 6'0.25'' with Chris Pine? Chris has footwear advantage but still the difference between those two can't be just .25''

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Lo sgozzatore said on 11/Feb/13
He really looks around 6', maybe 182 but i doubt he's any less than that
TG said on 9/Feb/13
Being a 6' tall guy, Denzel appears to be right at about my height. I'll see him in movies and notice that he is between 5'11 to 5'11&1/2. Just by comparing him to other actors & taking into account actors placement & Hollywood tricks, I am pretty certain that's how he stands. A GREAT actor! Doubt he wears lifts like Sly, Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr...
Silent d said on 4/Feb/13
James said on 1/Feb/13
near hugh jackman
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mike 181cm said on 6/Jan/13
184 prime 182 today
Joey said on 18/Dec/12
classic 5'11 guy..maybe a tad taller (181cm) in his prime
bodwaya said on 18/Dec/12
someone post pictures of dean caine and denzel prove their r the same height
juju said on 17/Dec/12
5 foot 11. shorter than legit 6-0 chris pine who i think is a strong 6 footer.
WalkingTall 6ft 3.25in said on 17/Dec/12
Yeeah,184 cm is his peak height,nowadays in the evening he might be dipping below 6 feet,during the day a solid 183 cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/12
I think 6ft flat is closer today. 0.5-0.75in more in his prime
runt said on 12/Dec/12
Nobody is standing up straight, but with 6'3" listed Terrell Owens and 6'4" listed Gary Payton, he looks as listed or a little above considering that eye level to mouth level is 3".

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bodwaya said on 5/Dec/12
then ftw dean caine is also 6 foot since they r eye level either that or rob should upgrade caine height or down grade denzles
FTW said on 30/Nov/12
Denzel is one of the only celebs who doesn't inflate their heights drastically. I'm a hair north of 6'2 in the afternoon, and he was about 2" shorter.
MaskDeMasque said on 17/Nov/12
Looked the same height as Val Kilmer in Deja Vu. Strong 5'11.
bodwaya said on 14/Nov/12
182cms is 5 foot 11 .Denzel was 2 inches taller then 5 foot 10 ethan hawke. I use to think he was 6 foot but that dean caine picture says other i said unless dean caine is truly 6 foot.cuase dean caine and denzel r eye ever hanks is truly 6 foot. he dosent wear lifts he holds hs own well.he had 2 inches on 5 foot 10 jude law. hanks is true 6 foot
James said on 12/Nov/12
182cm like tom hanks
bodwaya said on 10/Nov/12
in my other threads i said he was 6 foot but after looking at his pic with dean caine i am doubting it now.unless dean caine is actualy 6 foot and not 5 foot 11ke he was listed
jtm said on 9/Nov/12
that is correct bodwaya. denzel is not 6'0 and he was never that tall.
bodwaya said on 9/Nov/12
there r the same height if caine is not a 6 footer neither is denzel
James said on 7/Nov/12
Yes 5'11 these days
Ada said on 24/Oct/12
Was on Jay Leno 23/10: only sligthly taller than Leno, but was was slouching alot 1-1 inch taller would be 182-184cm.
Spencer said on 13/Oct/12
He isn't less than 183. No way
Silent d said on 7/Oct/12
182cm. In book of eli he looked 182cm.
Candyman said on 29/Sep/12
No lifts, he just slouches around shorter people obviously. You only see his true height when he is around taller actors.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/12
Looks about 6ft1 opposite 6ft2.5-3 Liev Schreiber and 6ft2-2.5 Jon Voight in The Manchurian Candidate. He stacks up well against the taller guys. I think a peak of 6ft0.5(184cm) and now a solid 6ft. He might have dropped a tiny bit.
bodwaya said on 12/Sep/12
he had 2 inches on 5 foot 10 ethan hawke in training day 6 foot
Chameleon said on 5/Sep/12
5'11 max
matt678 said on 28/Aug/12
next to ryan reynolds he looks 5ft 11.5
Dmeyer said on 25/Aug/12
Near enaugh 6 ft now , look about 182cm today , CAN look near 5'11 flat when he wears 0.6-0.7 in trainers , peak 6'0.25 now 5'11.75 ,0.5 in loss at Late 50s is typical , when in good posture and normal angle h handle himself good near 6'3 shoes on reinolds while h has converse type , a 5 ft 11 flat couldnt do that
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Aug/12
Looks no more than 1.5-2in shorter than Ryan Reynolds
in Safe House. So 184cm is right for Denzel Washington.
Probably a solid 185cm first thing in the morning.
Dmeyer said on 5/Aug/12
Peak 6'0-6'0.25 evening height nothing less today 5'11.5
Chameleon said on 5/Aug/12
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look I took this screenshot, its manyy years ago during 70s show where Bruce was still at 'peak' and even with his wig on he still looks 5'10 max with Kutcher. Denzel has never seen 6'0 he is 180cm max.
Alex said on 4/Aug/12
I can see 5'10 now but this was back in the 90s where he would have been at his peak which could very well be 5'11. Denzel at 5'11 seems a bit too low but telling 5'11 from 6'0 on TV isn't easy to begin with.
Chameleon said on 4/Aug/12
Well either Denzel had lifts on or Bruce is 5'10 he looks it with Kutcher and alan rickmand.. Denzel is a 180 guy.
Alex said on 2/Aug/12
In the Siege he was a little taller than 5'11 peak Bruce Willis. 6'0 peak for Washington looks right
Chameleon said on 31/Jul/12
He's 180 MAX, he looks under 6'0 with both Freeman and Chris Pine.
Dmeyer said on 29/Jul/12
I doubt he lost more than 1cm if so , Max 1cm taller than today at peak peak 6 ft 0-0.25 now 5'11.5-11.75
BigT said on 25/Jul/12
Hes 180 flat today, was probably a good 6-footer in his prime.
dmeyer said on 14/Feb/12
rob looking at pics of him and 6 ft 2 reinolds when on same ground denzel looks no more than 2 in smaller , so denzel is steel 6 ft , also denzel had a converse type than could give 0.6-0.7 in defenetly not 1 inch and reinolds had a boots with a small heel similar to eartkeeper 0.8-0.9 in type , so at worst denzel has a 0.2-0.3 in less shoes he yet looks about 6 ft maybe 6 ft 0.25 , but 6 ft is more relistic for today , there are pics were he can look close to 3 in shorter than reinolds but reinolds has a bit more shoes and slight higher ground , in most shoes with ryan he looks 183-184cm , so he didnt lost height or max 0.5-1cm
Theenforcer22 said on 12/Feb/12
Looks about 6 ft 1/4
Hi said on 10/Feb/12
He was on Jay Leno tonight and looked the same height as Leno.
Anon said on 8/Feb/12
Just saw Letterman show tonite...Denzel looked a solid 6 footer plus guy easy!
jtm said on 6/Feb/12
washington was closer to the camera in most of the pictures.
Silent d said on 5/Feb/12
tellem said on 30/Jan/12
he looked under 6'0" next to chris pine.
Franco said on 12/Oct/07
6'0 flat for Denzel is perfect and correct.

he got a horrible jaw though always doing that thing with his mouth :P
Cpt Crunch said on 11/Oct/07
Here's Denzel with 5-11 Hugh Grant on the cover of GQ. I'm sure that Grant's publicist is not interested in making him look short or making Denzel look tall!
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Cpt Crunch said on 11/Oct/07
Looking at the pic from Anonmyous on 15/Sept/07 it jibes with the fact that Denzel looked almost 2" taller than 6' Lou Diamond Philips in the same movie
derek said on 10/Oct/07
I think he is at least 6'.05.... Too many 6'1 sightings and looks it in movies.... He looked only one inch shorter next to 6'2 Clive Owen in Inside man and looked it a lot elsewhere too.
bam said on 10/Oct/07
i ordered the book By Any Means necessary.. The Making of Malcolm X. I'll investigate to see if Denzel claims to be "a shade under 6 foot." If this claim is indeed true, then Denzel has always worn small lifts, because during the premiere of Training Day he was 2 inches taller than Ethan Hawke who is 5'10.5. Denzel also appears a smidgen shorter than tom hanks, who is 6' even.
jimmy2k said on 10/Oct/07
Sorry Terri, but that doesn't work! since 5'11 and 6 feet are just an inch apart, two individuals can practically wear the same clothing. Bad comparison girl! Instead, if u said ur son was 5'9 or 5'10 I'd buy it, but even then, sweaters can stretch and retract!
Jack is back said on 10/Oct/07
I'll never forget the part in Deja Vu where the girl asked for the description of Doug Carlin and the cop said " hes black, about 6'3...."

WOW...way off buddy.
Terri said on 28/Sep/07
I bought my 5'11" 180 pound son, a sweater that Denzel wore as part of the wardrobe for The Great Debaters. It fits him perfectly...does that help at all? Not sure if shoulder to wrist measurements are able to determine an individuals size.
Chris said on 18/Sep/07
The difference between the two looks less than 2.5 though. The other possibility is of course, Denzel could be wearing lifts to make him more of tall, strapping sort of uniformed soldier.
glenn said on 17/Sep/07
i agree leung.
Leung said on 17/Sep/07
That picture does look odd but there could be a simple explanation.

Ok Denzel is probably 6 most of the time, but sometimes he could very well be 61 fresh out of bed.
And what if Michael Moriarty has been working hard and not getting much rest for a couple of days, he could be closer to 63 rather then his usual 64. Combine these two scenarios together and what would normally be a 4 difference is now a 2.5 difference.
Anonymous said on 16/Sep/07
Well I'd say it says alot. In a military movie like the one the pic is taken from, I imagine the director (if he's good) would be constantly making sure that the men in uniform would be standing very straight, so there would hardly be any slouching from Michael Moriarty.
Viper said on 16/Sep/07
6-2 ridiculous for Denzel. That pic is an anamoly.
glenn said on 16/Sep/07
crazy pic.
Anonymous said on 15/Sep/07
This really is a ridiculous height for Denzel. How can this be explained, next to 6'4" Michael Moriarty? Click Here
He looks easily 6'2"
James said on 16/Aug/07
Denzel has a buzzcut style haircut so maybe this might make him look slightly shorter.
dmeyer said on 3/Aug/07
i dont think he has lost any height max 0.5 to 1 cm so might have been 184 but i think he alwais been solid 6 footer and didnt shrink he might 6'1 morning
dmeyer said on 3/Aug/07
in inside man looks 6 ft0.25 to 6'0.5 in like 1.5 in under owen in the siege looks 1 in on willis so 6 ft to 6 ft0.5 4 in under lindo so 6 ft did look 1 in on walken so 6 ft for this guy
James said on 2/Aug/07
Here are my views on how tall Denzel has looked in some of his movies.
Manchurian Candidate - Throughout that whole film looked no more than 5ft11 esspecially in the scenes between him a Liev Schrieber (6ft2.7 inches) where there looks to be several inches between the two.
Pelican Brief - Stood next to 5ft8ish Julia Roberts, Denzel really does look around 6f.05 to 6ft1 inches.
Deja Vu - In this movie belive it or not to me in some parts looked as low as 5ft10.5 although that said he did look similar in height to Val Kilmer (6ft.)
Training Day - In that movie looked anywere from 5ft11 to 5ft11.5 in the scenes where he stands and walks next to Ethan Hawke (5ft10.5)did not really look 6ft to me in that film. Although that said in the premier photos for that movie did look about 2 inches aller than Ethan.
Man on Fire - Much like Pelican Brief looked 6ft to 6ft1.
In a film with him and Morgan Freeman cant remeber the name. Looked about 2.5 to 3 inches shorter than Freeman much like the difference between him and Schrieber. Throughout that civial war movie which was made back in 1989 Denzel again looked had lows of 5ft10.5 generally did not really look 6ft.
These are only a few examples but I really dont know what it is about this guy becuse most of the time does appear a bit smaller than 6ft maybe it's becuse o he has short hair who knows. As has alreadly been mentioned this guy's height can go up and down like a yoyo in his films.
That said he did appear on the Jonathan Ross show back in November 2006 and when he stood up to shake hands with (6ft1.5) Jonathan he did appear nearly as tall as him. I think Denzel Washington is one of those few actors who actually appears taller in real life than he does on screen.
18,181 said on 28/Jul/07
james,russel can be 5'10 or denzel may have footwear advantage.besides,wheres the pic.
Josh said on 13/Jul/07
Yeah he looks 6'0 I thought he was 5'11.5
James the second said on 12/Jul/07
Denzel might be 184cm juding from another picture I was looking through on the internet with him and Russel Crowe on the set of the film American Gangsta. Denzel in that picture is or is nearly 2 inches taller than Russel Crowe who is 5ft10.5 so maybe an upgrage to 6ft.05 is in order?
glenn said on 9/Jul/07
thanks dow.i thought he meant on this page.
Dow Jones said on 9/Jul/07
If you type in "denzel washington and jay z" in google images you will find the photos. there's even a photo that shows that denzel has a taller sitting height than Jay Z, which makes it unlikely that denzel has lift help.
glenn said on 8/Jul/07
james-i looked for the pic.i couldnt find it.strange.
Anonymous said on 7/Jul/07
Viper look at the pictures with Denzel standing next to Jay Z he Denzel looks easily 6ft1
Viper said on 6/Jul/07
Denzel looked 6-0 in a picture with 6-1 Barry Bonds. They were not standing side by side but Denzel looked 6-0.
glenn said on 6/Jul/07
interesting james.ill look tonight.
James said on 5/Jul/07
Glenn if you do get time to look at the pics you will see that Denzel might be just about 184cm or something more like 6ft.25 inches. Although that said Denzel did look a fraction shorter than Val Kilmer in Deja Vu, but then again Val's hair is always sticking up.
glenn said on 28/Jun/07
i didnt look yet.thanks.
Anonymous said on 28/Jun/07
Have you found the pictures glenn?
James said on 27/Jun/07
Glenn, go on the Internet Movie Data Base and look through the images of Denzel Washington and you will see a picture of him and Jay Z on the set of TRL shaking hands. By the way I meant Jay Z not P Diddy lol.
glenn said on 27/Jun/07
where can i see the pic james? thanks.
glenn said on 27/Jun/07
where can i see the pic james? thanks.
James said on 26/Jun/07
Glenn have you seen that picture with Denzel and Jay z. Im probably wrong but the reason why they might have looked the same size is because judging by Denzels clothing he was wearing dress shoes on boosting his height to 6ft1 and P Diddy might have been wearing sneakers. Although his posture looked really bad in that photo explaning why they looked the same size in reality P diddy is an inch and a half taller than Washington.
glenn said on 26/Jun/07
exactly james and vandal.
vandal said on 25/Jun/07
the 5-10 sightings are definitely bad posture
Anonymous said on 24/Jun/07
that movie.. rendevouz or w/e

i wonder why his friend cop mentioned him as 6'3
James said on 22/Jun/07
Youre right glenn his height does seem to go up and down like a yoyo for example when I saw Denzel in Pelican Brief he looked about 6ft1 and in other films like Daja vu looked 5ft10ish.
James said on 22/Jun/07
Morgan Freeman is 6ft2.5 and three inches under that height is 5ft11.5 which is below 6ft if only a fraction. This looked to be the difference between Morgan and Denzel although I guess it could have been something more like 2 and a half inches?
Anonymous Rex said on 20/Jun/07
Morgan Freeman is close to 6-3. A solid 3" doesn't downgrade Washington below 6
glenn said on 20/Jun/07
glenn said on 20/Jun/07
i know the movie your talking about.never saw it.he is a tricky one.usually looks around 6ft.but has lows of 5-10.5.
James said on 19/Jun/07
glenn have you seen that american civil war film with denzel back in 1989, like you have previosly mentioned he does give the illusion of bein 5ft10ish. Esspecially in the scenes when he is stood up right in millitary posture next to Morgan Freeman there looks to be a solid 3 inch difference. Plus there was a picture posted on this site a few months ago with Denzel standing next Stallone and there about 1 inch difference between the 2 if that.
dmeyer said on 12/Jun/07
might be 185 cm and 183 night but to me he looks an easy 6 ft sometimes looks 184 cm might have been 6'0.25 to 6'0.5 in in 20s but he is in shape he eiter lost nothing or 0.25 in maybe 1 cm but no more in movies like deja vu were he apears tall he is bending over and his shoes are low cut 1.25 in heels
glenn said on 10/Jun/07
im with bam.makes sense.i saw him give the illusion of 5-10ish once.
bam said on 9/Jun/07
a while back gdag a poster mentioned this
In the book, By Any Means Necessary: The Trials and Tribulations of the Making of Malcolm X was 6'3", and Denzel says something about being a shade less than 6'. I bet he's 5'11.5" right on the money.
rob if this is true would you downgrade him immediately? He is tall but it came out of the guys mouth

[Editor Rob: considering he's been saying 6ft 1, if he done an about turn then it would be of more interest. Someone must have read the book, its either in it or not]
Leung said on 4/Jun/07
Mike, in Dj vu that was just the fat mans guess when asked to describe him.
mike said on 3/Jun/07
Hes 6,3 in de ja vu
Viper said on 2/Jun/07
Right, December of 1954. Hes 52
Mister Lennon said on 1/Jun/07
He was born in 1954.
Viper said on 30/May/07
Denzel just turned 52 a few months back. Hes not 53
glenn said on 30/May/07
thanks mister lennon.
Mister Lennon said on 29/May/07
He is now 53 years old. He was born in 1954.
glenn said on 28/May/07
have no idea on his age.
James said on 27/May/07
Glenn how old is Denzel now? Maybe he's lost a little height
gabriel said on 25/May/07
no way that hes 6 foot 3 6 foot maybe but he was shorter than val kilmer who i know is no more than 6 foot and a half
glenn said on 24/May/07
i saw denzel walk by me once and he looked 5-10ish.even my friend who isnt into height mentioned he looked short.
James said on 23/May/07
Watched 'Fallen' last night which was made in 98 and he gave me the impression of being 5,10. Although in scenes with Sutherland did look 6,1. Very strange?
Chris said on 5/May/07
Looks 6 feet. Could bee 182 cm, but I think not.
Bobbe said on 9/Apr/07
They describe him as 6`3 in Deja vu
glenn said on 24/Mar/07
yeah,he shrunk.even in person.
James said on 23/Mar/07
Judging by his recent film nowadays he looks more 5ft11.5
Anonymous said on 21/Mar/07
I think he's 6' 0.5", probably 6' 1" very first thing in the morning after 12 hours sleep.
dmeyer said on 18/Feb/07
after looking at getty images he seems exactly 6 ft
dmeyer said on 16/Feb/07
i wish i will met met him but i got back in the movie extra world so i might meet him on american gangster
Anonymous said on 15/Feb/07
6'3 in the movie Deja Vu, lol, where did they pull that out of.
Anonymous said on 13/Feb/07
have you seen him dmeyer?
dmeyer said on 13/Feb/07
he is 6 ft strong
dmeyer said on 11/Feb/07
looks 6 feet no more no less in john q he claims 6'1 might have been 6'1 morning and 6'0.25 night and now 6'0.5 to 6'0.75 morning and 6 ft flat night does look a legit 6 footer
Derek said on 3/Feb/07
He had quite a bit of height on Robert Duvall in John Q. Looked at least 6'.
Anonymous said on 3/Feb/07
he always looks at least 6ft, I would even say little over like 6.25 but in Deja Vu some angles he was same height as Val Kilmer and some he looked noticably taller.
dmeyer said on 2/Feb/07
denzel seems to be strong 6 ft like 6 ft before bet and 185 out of bed maybe he is 6'1 in the morning or 6'0.75 aniway a 6 footer is suposse to be over 6 ft in the morning so he is about 6 ft or 5'11.75 before bed like you rob you are 5'8 because you are 5'8.6 174.2 in morning and 172.7 at night so you are a true 5'8er you could get away with 5'8.25 like proper 173.3 cm
Big Dave said on 8/Jan/07
I think his listing here is about right. There is a scene in the film Out Of Time where he sees eye to eye with 6ft Dean Cain. I think at his peak he probably was 6'1 though; he certainly looked it in the early 1990's.
Spence said on 6/Jan/07
Hes pretty much 6'1 Hes a solid 6'0 184
Glenn said on 5/Jan/07
Thats hysterical.
Gotxo said on 4/Jan/07
Huh & Viper:
That's quite funny cause in the spanish version (we always dubb 90% of films)he's described as 183cm and i was wondering what height was expressed on foot & inches on the original version.
3" more...big fat liars.

[Editor Rob: a case of even the spanish translator not having any of it and giving the 6ft, nice]
Viper said on 1/Jan/07
I laughed when they said he was 6-3 in the movie.
Huh said on 23/Dec/06
In the film Deja Vu-they claim he is 6-3 tall!!!!! what a lie, great actor tho
Glenn said on 22/Dec/06
See what I mean about Denzel? he has DMX posture.shrinking to 5-10.6ft max.
Anonymous said on 21/Dec/06
I don't thinks so.

Saw him on Jonathan Ross show, Denzel was about 3 or 4 inches shorter. Ross says he is 6'1"
SO I don't think he is the full 6 foot!
Glenn said on 15/Dec/06
Thank you Jerk.see what I mean.tricky guy.
Glenn said on 4/Dec/06
I never said he is 5-10,but he gave that strange illusion to my friend and he pointed it out to me as Denzel walked by.I saw the same.and look at my pic.Im sure he is at least 6ft in reality.
Anonymous said on 3/Dec/06
Glenn, you really witnessed him looking 5'10"? He's never looked short to me but before seeing this site I would have guessed him as a 6' tall guy in regular shoes or 5'10"- 5'11" barefoot, judging by what i've seen on TV of course.
APP said on 21/Nov/06
In his youth, 184cm. Now, 183cm - I think
dmeyer said on 30/Oct/06
i think 6'0.5 at peak ant 6'0 but steel look 184 most of thje times
Viper652 said on 30/Oct/06
He looked 6-0 next to legit 6-1 baseball player Barry Bonds. Fairly convincing for me.
Glenn said on 30/Oct/06
Like I said a few times.he is suspicious.I saw from 5-10.5 to 6ft,different occassions.
dmeyer said on 29/Oct/06
that pic with hanks proves he is around 6 feet and 6'0.25 is very accurate height for hanks since i am 181 at 2 pm and he was nearly an inch taller maybe less so hanks is in the 183-4 zone
dmeyer said on 29/Oct/06
in movies he does look in the 184 range slightly taller than bruce willis only 1.5 smaller than clive 1 in taller than dean cain and a lidl taller than walken
Spence said on 29/Oct/06
5'10? ur joking right. If there was ever a guy who looked a solid 6'0 it is Denzel. He is a solid 6' tall guy . Watch Malcolm X he looks big in it. I give him 184
Anonymous said on 28/Oct/06
To me, he has always looked a solid 5'10. He is known to wear lifts for roles. 5'10 barefoot max
sam said on 25/Oct/06
He is a big dude. Even though he may not be that much over 6 feet tall, he probably weighs at least 200 pounds, so he can look like a tank next to skinny people.
Austrian said on 24/Oct/06
yea Washington looks really big in the inside man
Glenn said on 17/Oct/06
Denzel,like LL are the only 2 black celebs that are chameleons of height.that I can think of.Denzel,me and my friends witnessed a low of 5-10.
Anonymous said on 5/Oct/06
I was actually surprised to see him listed this height. For some reason or another he always struck me as 5'10" or so. He just never looked that tall on screen. Having said that he did look 6' Compared to Chiwitell and Owen in Inside Man.

[Editor Rob: looked an easy 6 footer in that film...]
Anonymous said on 28/Sep/06
watch his films and tv interviews and watch him closely. he is 5,9 for sure

[Editor Rob: I think strong 6ft is more reasonable]
Chris said on 18/Sep/06
Rob, Denzel is listed as 6''' on a few places, do think he could be that, cause has stated his height as 6'1''.

[Editor Rob: in 2005 he was 6ft 0.25 here]
J. said on 10/Aug/06
I don't want to turn the site into a movie review forum, lol, but Rob, is Inside Man a snoozer, hence you not paying much attention to it? I'm asking because I have plans to rent it.

[Editor Rob: its not a snoozer, I do work and sometimes have movies on the go on my tv, that's all...]
Ed said on 9/Aug/06
Hard to make out, but Denzel looked about 1 inch plus shorter than Clive Owen in Inside Man. 6ft sounds pretty accurate!

[Editor Rob: I wasn't paying much attention to this film, but yes he looked in most scenes a *solid* 6ft no less, beside dafoe and chiwitell...although sometimes on those sidewalks it varies]
Viper652 said on 25/Jul/06
He really does look 6-0.
dmeyer said on 23/Jul/06
i think he is 183 pushing 184 cm
Glenn said on 16/Jun/06
I seen him look between 5-10 and 6ft.weird.
Steve Johnson said on 14/Jun/06
Been with him at a couple of events in NY and he was a gentleman
(we are not friends) he is about 5" 11.5" and no more.
Pierre said on 12/Apr/06
he looked one inch shorter than owen in inside man. i'd say he is 6 foot one, maybe a cm more.
tgri said on 2/Apr/06
omg , i just met him yester day on a film set .hes 6'0.
yea said on 26/Mar/06
looked about 2 inches shorter than Clive Owen (6'2) in Inside Man
Glenn said on 22/Mar/06
Usually looks 6ft.on rare shocking occassion 5-10.5.I swear.
Jim said on 21/Mar/06
I don't think he's any less than 6'1. Pictures taken at the premiere of INSIDE MAN, show Denzel to be pretty much the same height as Clive Owen (listed as 6'2), when Owen and Denzel stood side by side.
Gonzalo said on 14/Mar/06
He was in a movie with NBA superstar Ray Allen, listed as 6-5 (with shoes, of course). He was obviously shorter but didnt look like a midget compared to him. I would say he is slightly over 6 feet
Anonymous said on 6/Mar/06
How come he looks shorter than Tom Hanks in Philadelphia if Tom Hanks is only 5'11"
Glenn said on 4/Mar/06
my friends witnessed his change in height.from 6-1 to 5-10.
yoto said on 27/Feb/06
he is tall.He is maybe near to 6'2''.Rob why you are downgrading Denzel.Put him at 6'1 he is a big guy.
Asi9 said on 26/Feb/06
In the photo, is Glenn the same Glenn that comments on this Board? If so how accurate is the reported 5ft 8in height? Considering that Glenn is standing a bit further away from the camera than Washington and is not wearing a hat, the difference in height between "Glenn" and Washington is not very great.
Tubbs said on 13/Feb/06
Yeah, I must admit Denzel is nearer to the camera, so as you say Viper, he is at the very least 6'0, the angle does give off the impression that he is 6'1 i suppose.
Viper652 said on 13/Feb/06
Also Denzel is so much closer to the camera, so it would appear he would be 6-1 from that angle, but If he moved in closer, he would look an inch shorter.

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