How tall is Dustin Hoffman ?

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Dustin Hoffman's height is 5ft 5in (165 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 5.5in (166 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films such as The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Tootsie, Rain Man, Kramer vs Kramer, All the President's Men, Papillon, Meet the Fockers, Marathon Man and Straw Dogs. He has commented on his height on many occasions and will emphasise that he's "Five foot five and 3/4", although he has also claimed to be 5ft 6.


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Arch Stanton says on 6/Aug/14
Little Big Man also another great film of his. He's one of those rare actors who really make their films great, especially in the 70s. He was sort of like the face of New Hollywood wasn't he. Love him.
Arch Stanton says on 6/Aug/14
I didn't see Scarlet's heels but she looked 2-3 inches taller than him in the film and really made him look more 5'4" range. Generally though I agree he doesn't look under 5 ft 5.
Arch Stanton says on 5/Aug/14
Rob can you add Kramer vs Kramer, All the President's Men, Papillon, Meet the Fockers, Marathon Man and Straw Dogs?

is there any chance of an inch downgrade from peak now? Honestly, seeing him next to Scarlet Johannson in Chef he looked 5'4" range.
[Editor Rob: I don't think he's quite that low, but he doesn't look above 5ft 5 today]
Lebensdorf says on 4/Aug/14
I think he was no more than 5'5 at his peak. He looked a foot shorter than Jon Voigt in Midnight Cowboy (Voigt, who was about 6'2, wore cowboy boots). He also looked almost a foot shorter than 6'2 Warren Beatty in Ishtar. It's hard to imagine that he was ever even a fraction taller than 5'5.
the shredder says on 19/Jun/14
Rob , Williams still edged him out with the hook heels , maybe he really was 5 '5 max ?
the shredder says on 16/Jun/14
Rob , how much would you say his heels in Hook are?
[Editor Rob: a little over 2 inches]
the shredder says on 10/Jun/14
Rob , I am sure he lost about an inch.
fsd says on 18/Mar/14
his peak height was 5'5 flat today he's like a weak 5'4
Brad says on 14/Mar/14
5' 4" now.
Meltdown says on 23/Feb/14
If 5'5.5 was his peak height, he can't be any taller than 5'4 now. Probably 5'3.5 a couple hours after waking up.
Arch Stanton says on 19/Jan/14
Looks 5'5" in Straw Dogs.
ian c. says on 24/Dec/13
Hoffman is a short leading man who has always made it a point of honor never to lie about his height. In Kramer versus Kramer he even has a line of dialogue that has nothing to do with the basic storyline where his character mentions in passing that he is short. That "and three quarters" of an inch is meant as a joke, I'm sure.
mister_lennon says on 14/Nov/13
no way. He was 5'5 at peak, never more of that. Now, he is about 5'4. same height than Al Pacino.
Metal Power says on 13/Nov/13
He always looked around 5'6 or slightly less than 5'7 to me. He's not crazy short, just a bit short
big Ban says on 7/Nov/13
OMG he is at least 6.2.... wtf are you guys writing
Arch Stanton says on 21/Sep/13
Looks between 5'5 and 5'6" in Kramer vs Kramer
Arch Stanton says on 7/Sep/13
Looks 5 ft 5 range in The Graduate.
Cole says on 19/Jun/13
I thought he was 5'4? Certainly doesn't look much more than that with, for example 5'6 Jack Black.
truth says on 1/Jan/13
cruise is a legit 171cm, hoffman 165cm.
Brad says on 25/Jul/12
5' 5" next to me 42 years ago, and I owned him as a kid! Serious short.
leonari says on 5/Feb/12
Btw: I don't believe his 5'5 3/4 nor his 5'6 claim. The man was a solid 5'5"
guy in his heyday. Never more.
leonari says on 5/Feb/12
Sam: Dustin is a professional so refusing to play with tall was never an option, but his short height bothered him a great deal...for years. Apparently he got therapy and managed to overcome it.

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