Ethan Hawke's Height
5ft 10.75in (180 cm)
American Actor best known for roles in movies like Gattaca, Training Day, Assault on Precinct 13, White Fang, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead and Before Sunset.
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Scott179 said on 22/Aug/15
He was half an inch taller than (5'9?) Seymour-Hoffman in the devil film. But then again he only looks a couple of inches max shorter than 6'0 denzel Washington in training day. Footwear and camera angles no doubt. I'd say he's 178 cm or 5'10 bang on.
Chilean said on 2/Aug/15
Rob how tall is Ellar coltrane?? , and could you add boyhood to the list of ethan's movies too .
Tunman said on 7/Jul/15
Actually,Nickon he gave a deceiving impression at first in Training Day although when looking at him he was about 3-3.5 cms shorter than 182-3 Washington.A weak 5'11 is the maximum arguable and 5'10 range is more likely.
Maybe 5'10.5 is perfect.
5'10.5 in my opinion
nickon said on 1/Jul/15
He looks similar to Denzel in training day. I would say 180
Danimal said on 17/Jun/15
Watching the horror movie Sinister (2012) right now. Didn't realize he has the starring role in it.
said on 11/Jun/15
Looks taller than 5'11 here
SAK said on 4/Apr/15
The highest he can be is 179cm. I see him as 178cm/179cm. Was over an inch shorter than Bear Grylls.
CDS said on 26/Feb/15
I'd give him more a solid 5'10" to 5'10.5" barefoot, but not quite a strong 5'11", otherwise, as MD states below, he'd come across looking in the 6' to 6'1" range in shoes. It probably makes no difference, but in the movie "Gattaca", Tony Shalhoub tells his character that even in lifts he could not pass for 6'1", like the Jude Law character. A strong solid 5'11"-er could easily pass for 6'1" in lifts.
said on 25/Feb/15
I've never understood this listing. At a barefoot 5'11", he could come across looking legitimately taller in the right shoes. He always just looks average to me. Anyway, here he is with his recent co-star Ellar Coltrane, who is never listed above 5'7.5" on the internet, and usually just 5'7":
There are tons of other pictures out there, but what's clear is that he's not four inches taller than Coltrane. Ethan has always struck me as just 5'10".
Mr. R said on 23/Feb/15
He is closer to 5-10.25 I saw Ethan and Uma after the Oscars one night.
LNguyen said on 22/Dec/14
He looks around 5' 9.5" to 5' 10.5"
said on 20/Dec/14
If he's 5'11 then how tall is his daughter? Click Here
(she's 16 in this image)
[Editor Rob: maybe between 5ft 6 and 7?]
Judd said on 11/Nov/14
in gattaca it said that hawke is 5'11" and judd law is 6'1"! obviously 6'1" for jude law is out of question, i would guess he's at best a weak 5'11" and hawke looks close to him, so 5'10.5-11" is good for him!
TJE said on 8/Nov/14
Changed my mind. I'd say 5'10.5 now. He can look upper average but rarely looks tallish.
james said on 30/Oct/14
He's 5'11? Gimme a break 5'10 with shoes on is more like it
mamido said on 26/Sep/14
guys . that is a real height . i saw him beside denzel . ethan is 180 cm . denzel is 184 . i am sure about this
Sam said on 24/Jul/14
Happened to catch a few minutes of The Newton Boys on TV, Hawke and McConaughey did indeed look close in height...even though he was lead, McConaughey did not have as good posture as Hawke (even though he seems more of a slouching, mumbling kind of actor), so at times Hawke looked a smidge taller.
TJE said on 23/Jul/14
Always looked closer to 5'10 than 5'11. I'd say 5'10.25 is a better guess.
Sam said on 23/Jul/14
He's 5'10.5"-5'11" range IMO. Also looked this about this in person when I saw him in Hurly-Burly with Bobby Cannavale, Joshua Hamilton and Elizabeth Berkley.
SAK said on 14/Jul/14
5'10.5/179cm seems more accurate for him. 180cm early morning maybe.
cole said on 12/Jul/14
I'd say 5'10.5 was more his height, but he can look near 5'11.
176,2Tunman said on 30/Jun/14
Strongly doubt he's a full 5'11.I would be surprised if he turned only 0.25"shorter than Uma,more likely an inch.178-9 is more likely.
said on 18/Jun/14
this confuses me. definitely doesn't look like 2.5 inch difference with 6'1.5 Jeremy Irons here
Lars said on 15/Jun/14
In dead poets society , he was a little bit shorter then Kurtwood Smith , i guess he is about 5'10 - 5'11
Arch Stanton said on 16/Feb/14
Thanks. He's quite skinny with a thin face which can often give the illusion of being tall but I see him as a weak 5'11", similar to McConaughey. You could argue 5'10" for both I guess but this looks about right.
Arch Stanton said on 15/Feb/14
Rob can you add White Fang, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight?
Arch Stanton said on 15/Feb/14
Mmm in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead he doesn't look 2 inches taller than Philip Seymour Hoffman.
said on 15/Feb/14
Looks shorter than Asa Butterfield
Mr. R said on 29/Jan/14
I met Ethan at an Oscar party when he was married to Uma Thurman. In heels, she was taller than him by almost three inches. He is 5-10.5
Dan said on 28/Jan/14
He certainly looks every bit of 5'11" next to (listed) 6'0" Nicolas Cage in 'Lord of War', but Hawke is wearing combat boots while Cage is wearing dress shoes. Not sure whether that would significantly impact heights - there's never a particularly good shot to judge. However, I'd drop Hawke about a quarter inch.
jtm said on 9/Jan/14
wasn't he listed 5'10 here before? he is also listed at 5'10 in lot of sites and doesn't look taller than that.
Ted said on 31/Dec/13
He looks 5'9" in most things.
5'11" is... uhh... highly optimistic.
dmeyer said on 10/Nov/13
Did look 2.5-3cm Under denzel who was 183cm by training day time he could be 5'10.75 guy
avery_t said on 31/Oct/13
looks about two inches taller than Delpy in flat ins Before Midnight. He's wearing normal shoes. She's listed as 5' 7". He's probably 5' 10" in the morning.
said on 11/Oct/13
Rob, why does he look so much shorter than this? Is it because he's so narrow shouldered and scrawny?
[Editor Rob: I don't get that impression, usually thought he can look 5ft 10 or 11, but maybe as you say, his slight upper body build and persona could give off shorter to some people.]
Quin said on 26/Sep/13
Well if you have seen the movie "taking lives" with Angelina Jolie her height is 5'8" and when shes wearing heals shes probably 5'10" and he was still taller than her so i can see him being 5'11"
Jack said on 25/Sep/13
He's a solid 5'10"
BRUTAL said on 15/Aug/13
Maybe not looking as tall as Denzel has something to do with a Director or Denzel himself wanting to make Denzel look as tall as the 6ft 3 he used to tell everyone he was a number of years ago.
cole said on 2/Aug/13
Don't believe he is a legit 5'11, I could maybe see 5'10.
Sam said on 31/Jul/13
Yeah, I think he's close to 5'11". Saw him in Hurlburly on Off-Broadway, he was around the same height as Josh Hamilton, maybe 3-3.5 inches shorter than Bobby Cannavale and a little taller than Elizabeth Berkley.
FM said on 29/Jul/13
I always thought this guy was 5'7' - 5'8" when watching him in movies. But I met in New York, and looks really rather tall in person. 5'11" is pretty accurate, maybe a bit shorter with no shoes on.
said on 13/Jun/13
rob since you down graded denzels height at 5 foot 11 and since denzels taller then hawke shouldn't hawkes height be downgraded to 5 foot 9
[Editor Rob: denzel's only been changed half inch as I think he's dropped a little and around 182 range now.]
truth178cm said on 20/Apr/13
when I saw him on film I thought he was my height (177-178cm).
Jer1 said on 8/Apr/13
Hmm, I thought commented on him years ago but I don't see it here. Anyway, I did see him in person once on the sidewalk in Manhattan and I was slightly taller than him at 5'10". I would say he's closer to 5'9. I remember thinking he did look shorter in person.
Too said on 16/Jan/13
He looks abut 175-178, 180 is so incredible...
Scott 5\'11. said on 12/Jan/13
I agree with James. He was definitely noticeably shorter than strong 6 foot tall Zel.
James said on 12/Nov/12
No WAY did he look 5'11 next too denzel washington
Scott said on 15/Oct/12
No way. He looked a solid 2 inches shorter than 6'0.5 denzel washington in training day. He's 5'10 for sure maybe slightly shorter.
Silent d said on 7/Oct/12
I doubt he is 5 foot 8 jojo unless he wears massive lifts in movies and interviews.
jojo said on 6/Oct/12
Saw him in person. I'm 6ft with no shoes and he was quite a bit shorter. I say 5'8
Silent d said on 2/Oct/12
He was pretty tall next to craig ferguson. He looked about 5 foot 11. I always thought he was 5 foot 9 next to uma thurman but after seeing the late late show with craig ferguson, he could be 180cm. I'll stick with 179cm. Taller than expected.
Mr. R said on 7/Jun/12
Closer to 5-10. Met him on Oscar night when he was still married to Uma.
E said on 5/Jun/12
in regular footwear uma thurman always looked an inch taller than him and in heels she looked a lot taller. If she is 5'11" like you have listed I would believe 5'10" for Hawke.
Me said on 18/Dec/11
He is 6ft. Went bowling and he and his kids were right next to us. I am 5-11 flat footed and we both were wearing bowling shoes. He was about an inch taller.
LAN Jiao said on 4/Nov/11
atually i think ethan hawke looks the range of brad pitt,kevin bacon 5'9.5 , he was atually full inch shorter than 5'10.75-5'11 uma thurman.
rob89 said on 25/Aug/11
Looks around 5'10" - 5'10.5" to me, a solid average height guy.
JD183 said on 5/Jul/11
I thought he was at least 5'11, but he's pretty damn skinny and skinny people look taller.
the dude said on 4/Jul/11
Met him near Central Park in NYC. I was on a trip to visit my bud who goes to Columbia. Saw him with his children strolling. I walked up to him and said "Hey, sorry to bother you but you probably get this all the time, you look just like Ethan Hawke". He replied: "Yeah I get that all the time, and this Yankee hat doesn't seem to help." After hearing his voice, I knew it was him. There was no way that he was going to convince me otherwise. He didn't seem nervous or "entitled". He was very calm and polite. I would have posed for a pic but I didn't have a phone or camera on me. I remember my 5'8.5" flat-footed self (5'9"-5'10" w/ shoes) being about an inch or two shorter than him. He was wearing normal running shoes (Nike, I think)and was still taller than me. I'd say that he is no shorter than 5'10 (on the dot) w/o shoes...
James said on 26/Jun/11
claimed he was "5'11" in the 1989 movie 'Dad'
footsizer said on 2/Jun/11
6'0" Uma towers over him. There's a 3 to 4 inch difference if she's wearing heels.
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said on 26/May/11
yeah last comment sounds about right. In the movie taking lives Ethan hawke is minimum 4 inches taller than Angelina Jolie who clearly is barefoot. Watch min 1:42 !!
Andrei said on 22/May/11
Looked 180 if not taller with listed here 184 cm Washington in Training Day.
yh said on 16/May/11
Kay said on 30/Apr/11
Wow this guy looks 6'0.
Legend said on 21/Apr/11
I thought taller, but no this is probably right.
Aaron said on 21/Apr/11
Looks almost exactly like my dad, who's 6'3"... I'm surprised that he's the exact average height for a white American male.
MikeC said on 18/Apr/11
He is 5'9 MAX. But, in all honesty, probably a solid 5'9.
me said on 16/Mar/11
he is like 5 10.5 and jennifer is a hot
toni said on 15/Feb/11
This seems about right, he looked like 1in shorter than Denzel in training day.
AnonymousIntx said on 19/Jan/11
One of a kind. He is more of an actor's actor than a blockbuster actor. Meaning that he seems more interested in playing the real life characters that he wants regardless of how much money the movie is going to make. I'm surprised that he haven't won an Oscar yet. This guy will get at least one I guarantee it. And about his height, I watched all his movies and he looked taller than me at 5-11 no shoes.
jtm said on 11/Nov/10
yeah i agree.he is a good actor.
theenforcer22 said on 10/Nov/10
Catnor says on 29/Aug/10
This guy is a little shrimp. He seriously irks the heck out of me. How do genuinely subpar actors like this continuously get roles? Btw, he's 5'10 flat.
Sub par actor? Watch Training Day. Little shrimp? One, he's 5 ft 10. Two, so what if was short?
Peter said on 10/Nov/10
I'm gonna agree on 5'10.5 to just a fraction of above. He has a habit of walking around in a semi-slouch and still appears taller than his demeanor in most films.
No idea what Catnor is talking about, if anything the guy is an extremely underrated actor. Just a bunch of independent type films that no one really knows about.
Lmeister said on 21/Aug/07
It is rather interesting that in the Newton Boys he looks taller than Matthew McConaughey. Makes me wonder of Matthews height. I doubt that Ethan would wear lifts. According to pics and movies he is 5'11''ish.
Anonymous said on 4/Jul/07
I agree with both Antron, Franco, Josh and Gago. I think 5.10 would be the exact height for him. His hair however does give the effect that he is taller. May be Rob should downsize him to 5.10
Gago said on 29/Jun/07
Hey Rob, I think you should take off that half inch, which is his hair, he's staying in santa monica, and i was in the elevator with him yesterday , he's clear 178.
Josh said on 8/May/07
Yeah Franco in GATTACA He looks 5'10 (178cm) so with shoes hes around 181cm.
Franco said on 19/Apr/07
in GATTACA he walks around barefoot quite a bit, but honestly he is 5'10 not 5'10.5.
even if just 5'10 not 5'10.5 hed still be taller than Glenn and look 5'11
Hawke is 1.78m
TNTinCA said on 17/Feb/07
I had always assumed he was shorter. But in Gattaca with his then wife, Uma Thurman, he appeared around 5'11" to me.
D. Ray Morton said on 17/Feb/07
Was this taken on the "Born In The USA" tour?
(Ethan looks 5'11" to me.)
The Horse of FUNK said on 4/Feb/07
I agree with Glenn, this guy is a solid 179cm guy. Depending on his co-stars he can look anywhere from 5'10 from 5'11. If that's not a good indication of one being 5'10.5 then I don't know what is.
dmeyer said on 2/Feb/07
he looks 179 in that pic possibly 180
Jim said on 10/Jan/07
a persons height can vary about an inch either way, depending on several factors through out the day. Im 5'6-5'7.5, and i think glenn is an average 5'8 and ethan 5'11. But thats my humble opinion, take care everyone.
Antron said on 8/Jan/07
Good point, though I suppose he could discreetly pop out the lifts and into some thick athletic shoes without anyone really noticing...this is probably too much thought for this...5'10 give or take
Geoff said on 26/Dec/06
In the movie Gattaca I don't think Ethan Hawke's character could have made it without the limb lengthening surgery even if all he needed was 2 inches. What would he have done for the part where he had to run on the treadmill? It would be pretty hard to run with lifts on.
Glenn said on 15/Dec/06
Whats the point in even bringing something old like that? thats bizzare and ignorant too.sure,on a bad day I do look 5-7.true.but on a great day I look 5-9ish.BTW,Ethan is around 5-10.5.nothing smaller.
Franco said on 13/Dec/06
i do believe Hawke is 5.9.5 without shoes, saw him wearing all-stars and looked exactly that height. so with glenn he definetely had either boots or some other highish shoes. :)
****Glenn says on 5/Jun/06
Your ignorant.if you studied all my pics and think that,you must be blind.****
too much coffee glenn?
dont over react, it is legit for someone to doubt your height, shouldnt call that guy an ignorant for that it wasnt an insult. :)
on a bad day you definetely look 5'7. lol
Antron said on 16/Nov/06
I do think this height is about right for him, maybe more like 5'10" even. The reason I mention it is GATTACA. In that movie his character has surgery on his legs to make him 6'1" to match the character whose identity we was assuming. The surgery was required because lifts supposedly couldn't make him look tall enough. At 5'11 lifts could make him look about 6'1 without being conspicuous. At 5'10" maybe, but maybe not...Not really sure this is from a movie after all. BTW the 6'1" guy was played by Jude Law, who is more than likely just about the same size as Ethan (Law was conveniently in a wheelchair the entire movie, so no comparison available).
Shane said on 8/Nov/06
if you watch great expectations when he is standing next to Robert De Niro he looks about a half inch taller De Niro Is About 5'5 1/2 - 5'9
Viper652 said on 18/Aug/06
Hes a minimum of 5-10 in the picture since he is closer to the camera it looks like. Could be a full 5-11.
Sam said on 17/Aug/06
He's the same height as uma thurman I think. So 5'11 or even 5'11.5 is plausible.
Glenn said on 10/Aug/06
Hawke is 5-11.
Glenn said on 5/Jun/06
Your ignorant.if you studied all my pics and think that,you must be blind.
Anonymous said on 4/Jun/06
I think Glenn is more like 5'7"
Anonymous said on 4/Jun/06
He is 3 inches taller than Paltrow, who I have seen and know is 5'6" to 5'7". So, 5'10" makes perfect sense. Probably only 5'9" barefoot, though. Just watch great expectations.
J-Man said on 17/May/06
I posted here under JerNY and I still swear that he was a little shorter than me and I'm 5'10. But, it was in passing and maybe his posture was off. Still, I'm not buying 5'10.5 No way. And I don't know if I'm buying Glenn at 5'8 either. LOL
Josh said on 6/Feb/06
Yeah he looks 5-11 with out the hair , so he´s around 5-9.5(177cm) 5-10 (178cm) barefoot.
CoolJ said on 25/Jan/06
Nah, he does look 5'11ish in that picture. WITHOUT the hair.
d said on 23/Jan/06
"in that pics he looks 5'11 easily maybe 5'11.5"
ha, only if you count the hair
dmeyer said on 21/Jan/06
in that pics he looks 5'11 easily maybe 5'11.5"
Mr. Awesome said on 20/Jan/06
sorry, i've been having some internet connection problems as of late, and i'm not sure if my last hawke post was submitted successfully...i think in the picture hawke looks 5'11'' or 5'11.5'' compared to glenn, hawke isn't even standing up straight.
175cm16andgrowing said on 20/Jan/06
Man... I always thought of Ethan to be 5'7'' or 5'8''. Then read 5'9'' everywhere and thought it was right. Though the weight was suspcious... now, I believe he's at least 5'10'' - prooved by our good old friend Glenn :D. Thanks, Glenn.
CelebHeights Editor said on 20/Jan/06
Glenn and Ethan pic up (the other part can be seen on Josh Hamilton page). Maybe the sidewalk slightly favors Glenn here?
JerNY said on 27/Dec/05
I almost literally walked right into him one afternoon as I was exiting a sandwich place on 7th ave near the Chelsea Hotel, where he stays when he's in NYC. I'm 5'10" and I instantly observed that I had an inch or two on him. Obviously it was a very quick comparison, but there was no way he was 5'11, not even close. Probably 5'8.5, but 5'9 at the most wouldn't be out of the question. A friend who's also seen him around Manhattan has confirmed my impression.
Anonymous said on 18/Oct/05
Gwyneth Paltrow was his height in 3" heels. I lawys thought that ment he was 5'11" (thought she was 5'8"). But He looks shorter than 5'11". I guess Paltrow could be 5'6" or 5'7".
Meta said on 14/Sep/05
As for Ethan Hawke his height has been listed at 5'9-5'10 on most sites. This is probably with pumps.
His real height is likely around 5'8.
DP said on 14/Sep/05
Scroll down on this bulleton board from "short men" in Vancouver and look at the pic of Ethan and Uma Thurman and tell me Ethan Hawk looks 5'10.5" next to her. Somebody forgot his lifts!
J. said on 6/Sep/05
In the movie "Dad", a young Hawke says "I'm 5'11". So he's sticking with that height! Yet, I will say that he looked shortish/average in Training Day. Denzel, with boots, appeared to have some height on him. So I agree with Mr R and the Gawker lady, he ain't nowhere as 5'11".
CelebHeights Editor said on 24/Aug/05
From Gawker.com a female: "saw Ethan Hawke on the downtown...He's much shorter than I thought he would be, no wonder Uma looks so tall, I'm 5'9 and I towered over"
Mr R said on 4/Feb/05
This is perfect. Saw him after the Oscars a few years ago, and he is not quite 5'11". Also, I think that Uma is over 6', but they don't want to make her seem like an Amazon!