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 once mentioned he was "Five foot five and 3/4", although he has also claimed to be 5ft 6 and even "Six and a half, really - almost five seven!"

How tall is Dustin Hoffman
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Mike O said on 30/Jun/15
I'd say 5'4". Saw him walking down the street in LA several years ago. Small guy, slight as well as short but with a loud, distinctive voice.
Allie said on 15/Jun/15
Oh my, so that's why in Kramer vs Kramer he looked pretty short.
pegstan1 said on 13/Jun/15
Dustin Hoffman's height is not 5'6" . I met him and we spoke for about 20 mins. I am 5'5" and he was at least 2-3" shorter than me.
PeteFed said on 27/Mar/15
Whenever he's onscreen, he's a giant.
jtm said on 26/Mar/15
i thought you were finally convince he was never taller than 5'5 and he looks more like 5'4 now.
the shredder said on 26/Mar/15
The reason I think 5'5.75 peak is because he is like 77 yrs old and still looks 5 '5
Zane said on 15/Mar/15
Met him in Kensington in late 90s small guy , 5 , 4 and a bit with luck ,,,
Tr27 said on 14/Mar/15
Looked only 2 inches shorter than Robert de Niro. Probably 5'5 3/4" - 5'6" peak.
the shredder said on 30/Jan/15
Rob is 5'5.75 possible peak ? He claimed 5'6.5 and his well in his 70's and looks easy 5 '5 .
[Editor Rob: I think 5.5 is ok for him, I mean it is quite possible he measured earlier in the day and then saying 5.75 is fine if you went with earlier measurement.]
keith said on 12/Oct/14
5 foot6.5
mande2013 said on 30/Aug/14
Pacino, Hoffman, and Nicholson make up the New Hollywood 'holy trinity', with De Niro not too far behind I suppose.
Arch Stanton said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 19/Jun/14
Rob , Williams still edged him out with the hook heels , maybe he really was 5 '5 max ?
the shredder said on 16/Jun/14
Rob , how much would you say his heels in Hook are?
[Editor Rob: a little over 2 inches]
the shredder said on 10/Jun/14
Rob , I am sure he lost about an inch.
fsd said on 18/Mar/14
his peak height was 5'5 flat today he's like a weak 5'4
Brad said on 14/Mar/14
5' 4" now.
Meltdown said 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 said on 19/Jan/14
Looks 5'5" in Straw Dogs.
ian c. said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 7/Nov/13
OMG he is at least 6.2.... wtf are you guys writing
Arch Stanton said on 21/Sep/13
Looks between 5'5 and 5'6" in Kramer vs Kramer
Arch Stanton said on 7/Sep/13
Looks 5 ft 5 range in The Graduate.
Cole said 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 said on 1/Jan/13
cruise is a legit 171cm, hoffman 165cm.
Brad said on 25/Jul/12
5' 5" next to me 42 years ago, and I owned him as a kid! Serious short.
leonari said 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 said 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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