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Heath Ledger's Height is 6ft 0.5in (184 cm)

Australian Actor best remembered for roles in films such as The Dark Knight, Brokeback Mountain, 10 Things I Hate About You and The Patriot. He once said, when talking about the movie Ned Kelly, "Ned was 6ft. I'm 6ft 1in".

Heath and Matt Damon
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Comment on the Height of Heath Ledger

Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 24/Nov/15
6'0 3/4" is more accurate. There was no way that he was shorter than this mark (I even think that 6'1"-6'1 1/4" would be accurate as well).
Willes190 said on 21/Nov/15
I don't accept this listing
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/15
He did look 186-187cm w/h Gyllenhaal.
But looked barely over 6ft beside Mel Gibson.
Willes190 said on 11/Nov/15
Brokeback Mountain is a masterpiece, now when that's said, he looked about 5-6cm taller than Jake Gyllenhaal who is a solid 181cm
Willes190 said on 10/Nov/15
Heath was 186cm tall minimum, Rob please take a closer look
this is bogus said on 8/Nov/15
this is bogus, hes way closer to 61" than you think rob. you might have a keen eye for height but youre not on the money here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Nov/15
"Heath Ledger height: 6ft 0in (185cm)"

I think that could be spot on. His height was all over the place really. Looked barely 3in taller than Mel Gibson in The Patriot but then was an easy 2in taller than Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain. He edged out Bryan Brown (6ft1) in Two Hands (phenomenal movie). So he could look as high as 187cm (probably was that mark out of bed) and as low as 183cm (w/h bad posture).
Mike said on 2/Nov/15
Rob, what made you downgrade him? I always thought he could look a easy 6ft 1!
[Editor Rob: I felt it looked closer overall.]
TJE said on 1/Nov/15
Yeah, I'm not sure what prompted the downgrade.
Ferris said on 1/Nov/15
im quite surprised he's listed at 6'0.5"! i always thought he could have been listed 6'0.75" at least
Willes190 said on 25/Oct/15
Heath Ledger was 6'2, amazing actor
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 23/Oct/15
I felt that part of the reason why his character was so intimidating to others in 10 Things I hate about you had to do with him being one of the tallest people around. He looked 186-187 CM in the movie.
amaterasu said on 10/Oct/15
Think about 6'0" flat for him now, since Jake turned to be in 5'10" range. 183cm for Heath now makes sense, but no less than that.
Dmeyer said on 3/Oct/15
Nearer 184cm near jake
Jason said on 2/Aug/15
Heath never was a solid 6' 1 guy
He looked only an inch taller than Andrew Garfield in Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. He was a solid 6' 0 guy
182-183cm range on the spot
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jul/15
Could look 186-187cm in The Dark Knight...
Gx79 said on 17/Jul/15
Rob can he look 187 cm at times
[Editor Rob: I don't think he could look that tall.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/May/15
He looks 186cm w/h Gyllenhaal
johns said on 11/Apr/15
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James B said on 30/Mar/15
Rob 6'0.5 could have been on the money for ledger. I don't think he looked quite 6'1 in photos with jake gylenhaal
Judd said on 4/Feb/15
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if he was barefeet in the photo and the mugshot was reliable, Heath could pass for a "6'2" zone guy" but probably he wore shoes and also the mugshot aren't a good/perfect source! 6'1" is fine IMO
Judd said on 30/Jan/15
Frank181cm says on 19/Jan/15
Hey Rob, did he ever claim 188?
[Editor Rob: I've never read anything like that.]

Actually rob I remember, time ago, that I have seen two mugshots of him: in one he was a child and was likely 170 cms and in the other he was maybe 18-19 and looked in the 188 cms...
However the mugshot wasn't a police one, and we couldn't see his shoes!
Overall I always thought that the height catching by mugshot is just a bit distorted (look at 50 cents, for example)...
Frank181cm said on 19/Jan/15
Hey Rob, did he ever claim 188?
[Editor Rob: I've never read anything like that.]
joe 192cm said on 19/Jan/15
61(185)was a great actor
Judd said on 4/Jan/15
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 10/Oct/14
Out of bed 6ft1/187cm
Early Morning 6ft1/187cm
Morning 6ft1/187cm
Lunchtime 6ft1/187cm
Afternoon 6ft1/186cm
Dinnertime 6ft1/186cm
Night 6ft1/185cm
Before Bed 6ft1/185cm

Hey rampage what kind of scheme did you used?
Actually I reach my daily lowest at 5-6 pm, if I woke up at 7-8 am but at 1-2 pm I start to be very close to it...usually it happens (don't know why) that at 9-10 pm I am like 0,1" taller than my daily lowest height (that I reach from 5 to 8 pm)...
I think would be better if you will use only the height range, without saying "morning, mid-morning, lunchtime..."
I'll give you just an advice because it is not pretty accurate!
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 3/Jan/15
6ft 1in (1.85 m) and, in my opinion, one of the greatest actors ever. Rob, can you add Monster's Ball to the top description? He gives an amazing, heartbreaking performance in that film.
Judd said on 15/Dec/14
grizz says on 3/Aug/14
Giulio, source? DC Database claims Joker is 6ft and 160 lbs heavy.
[Editor Rob: actually in front of me DC Stars has Joker stats as 6ft 5 and 192 pounds! Batman 6ft 2 210 pounds, Robin 5ft 1]

me too. i remember Joker was listed at 6'0".
However i found a website where it said that his (Joker's one) height depends by the varies from 6'0" to 6'4"...

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mike said on 11/Nov/14
Nothing under 0.75 easily a strong 6ft 1 throughout the day.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Oct/14
I don't rule out a strong 6ft1 for Ledger after watching A Knight's Tale
mike said on 16/Oct/14
6ft 0.75in night
6ft 1.5in morning
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Oct/14
Out of bed 6ft1/187cm
Early Morning 6ft1/187cm
Morning 6ft1/187cm
Lunchtime 6ft1/187cm
Afternoon 6ft1/186cm
Dinnertime 6ft1/186cm
Night 6ft1/185cm
Before Bed 6ft1/185cm
177cmGuy said on 10/Aug/14
Solid 6'1. Gave one of the darkest performances of a film character with the joker.
batmans frieends said on 7/Aug/14
Looked big in Batman even though he had a bad posture ,
Sam said on 4/Aug/14
Hey, the Joker is exactly my size! Hahaha
grizz said on 3/Aug/14
Giulio, source? DC Database claims Joker is 6ft and 160 lbs heavy.
[Editor Rob: actually in front of me DC Stars has Joker stats as 6ft 5 and 192 pounds! Batman 6ft 2 210 pounds, Robin 5ft 1]
Giulio said on 2/Aug/14
grizz says on 5/Jul/14
6ft1?! Holy crap, he looked like a 5ft11 guy in Batman. Sure with bad posture,but I'm still surprised. Poor Bale- shorter than his butler,the Joker and old Freeman,even though Batman's supposed to be taller than they are.

joker is 6'4 in the comics
184.9 on a bad day said on 13/Jul/14
In a scene when he stayed in front 6ft 0.5 michael jai white, he seems edge out.
grizz said on 5/Jul/14
6ft1?! Holy crap, he looked like a 5ft11 guy in Batman. Sure with bad posture,but I'm still surprised. Poor Bale- shorter than his butler,the Joker and old Freeman,even though Batman's supposed to be taller than they are.
Mick said on 23/May/14
Solid 6'1. He was a tall guy.
cole said on 4/Apr/14
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Don't know if the guys who drew the height markers are reilable either.
James B said on 16/Mar/14
6'0.75 would be bang on for his barefoot height
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/14
Nah, 6ft1 range is right on for Heath.
Looks it with Matt Damon
Freddy said on 24/Feb/14
I think he was more like a strong 6ft guy, well at least thats how he always looked like to me.....he probably rounded up a to 6'1 because it sounds better than saying 'a smidge over 6ft'
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jan/14
187-188cm out of bed
Hypado said on 25/Dec/13
Same height of me, 185cm
Rusty said on 14/Oct/13
He was slouching horribly in batman, which made him look shorter. They likely also gave bale bigger footwear to appear taller
afka said on 7/Oct/13
He was tall man.nearly 6'1 but probably strong 6 ft
wiltonstilts said on 17/Jul/13
He looked shorter In the dark night. Thats probably because they only wanted Christian bale to appear taller. I buy 6 01 for ledger.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jul/13
He was a full 6ft1(185.5cm) and he could look closer to 6ft2
Green said on 2/May/13
Though this dude was 6'2..guess not.
Spud said on 2/Jan/13
Always thought this guy was like 5'10/5'11.....but very clear from batman that he is 6'1 based on the fact he about 1/1.5" taller than 5'11.5/6'0 Christian the fact that he has a thin slender build made him always appear to be taller...
James said on 19/Nov/12
I think 6'0.5 is closer given how tall he looked next too jake
Anon said on 5/Nov/12
That is just silly! I was Heath's closest mate from 2006 until his far more than tragic passing. 5 feet 11, taller in shoes and 6 feet 1 inch in cowboy boots.
Missing you H.....May the Gods keep you waiting on Olympus until I get there. Love and all that bloody rubbish ;-) Your lonely mate
Joey said on 30/Oct/12
solid 6ft (183cm) without shoes I'd say.....6'1 in regluar shoes
anon said on 28/Sep/12
has never looked short to me, definitely a legit 6 feet 1...Watching Knights tale, 10 things I hate about you etc. I thought he was always 6 feet 2 or a bit!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Sep/12
Looked 6ft1-6ft2 in A Knight's Tale, The Dark Knight and in Brokeback Mountain. But looked closer to 6ft(183cm) in Ned Kelly.
Lenad is sexy said on 20/Sep/12
weak 6ft1
RobertJ said on 15/Sep/12
Easily 6'1'', here he is next to 5'8'' Heather Graham wearing heels:

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Kal said on 2/Sep/12
Has anyone seen hin in Two Hands, the Australian film he did before coming to the u.s.a. He was only 19 at the time, but either australian builders make doorways gigantic, or he's not as tall as everyone claims him to be. If you watch the scene in that film where he's taking money to an elderly lady, he looks small in comparison to the doorway of her apartment, like 5'11" at most. He's got cowboy boots on in brokback, so those give him a 1.75 inch heel, which would make him seem 6'1" and that would mean that in regular shoes he would have been 6'0" even. I've watched all his films and always found myself paying attention to how tall he was in comparison to doorways, and he was always significantly shorter that a doorway in every film he did. So I say 6'0" no more, no less.
Jessie said on 26/Aug/12
6'1" seems to be about right. He was tall but not giant-like. Oddly enough he seemed shorter than Bale in Dark Knight but Bale is actually an inch or two shorter than him. Movie magic, I guess.
Rikashiku said on 24/Aug/12
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Well, not sure how accurate but lol it looks like he's way over 175cm.
The Dutch Guy. said on 14/Aug/12
Solid 6'0.5", great actor, died too soon.
Spencer said on 26/Jul/12
I think a weak 6'1
mike said on 24/Jul/12
Hell yea heath was in the 184 185 range Hell ya
robbie h said on 12/Oct/07
looks around 6ft to 6-1
jen said on 22/Sep/07
i lived in sydney with him before he made his hollywood break.
heath is definately 185cm ... if i can ill post some pictures of
him to prove it.
glenn said on 18/Sep/07
he is close to 6-1,if not that.
Kris said on 18/Sep/07
I saw him at the LAX airport on the 24th as my mom and I were in line at Starbucks. He was with a friend and I got a good look at him and this guy is at least 5'11''. Also, he looks a lot worse in person. But then again, I never found him at all attractive. Just my two cents. He is for sure tall. But it ain't 6'1''.
guy said on 17/Sep/07
Looks 5'11" in the above pic by abosolute comparison to Glenn. His eyes are about 2 inches below the top of Glenn's head. He is very relaxed and appears to be possibly trying to match Glenn's height with a slouched posture. Standing straight would give him another inch. I would calculate his actual height at 5'11.5" to 6 given he has similar soles to Glenn.

[Editor Rob: heath's eyelevel does look to have a bit more of a downtilt, so I think nearer to 4. Without knowing posture.]
Piccaso said on 12/Sep/07
Between 5'11 and 6ft -- I'm almost positive!
Bad Radio said on 5/Aug/07
looks 6ft to me..not less than that...6'1 is possible.
Aaron said on 3/Aug/07
looks like a strong 5'11 in this pic
6'3'' JK said on 3/Aug/07
I don't think he is quite 6'1'', looks 6'0'' tops with Glenn
RobertJ said on 2/Aug/07
He's not shorter than 6 feet.
Victorian said on 24/Jul/07
Brokeback Mountain made me think he was 6ft. Picture the scene when he was 'dancing' with Linda Cardellini (both wore very dodgy footwear though.). He seemed nearly 6'2" with said shoes, making him 2 inches less without them IMHO.
Franco said on 23/Jul/07
he looks around 187cm in this picture so i think he is 184cm no shoes.
timber said on 18/Jul/07
must be another lift wearer...
Anonymous said on 6/Jul/07
i agree...i met him on the set of brokeback...he's no taller than 5'11...and michelle williams is definately shorter than 5'4
bushpilot99 said on 29/Jun/07
O.k. here's my little bit of info. Heath ledger is 5'10" (and thats being generous; like just got out of bed and thats the tallest I'll be all day generous) Last summer he was at the Holt Renfrew party here in Toronto during the film festival; scored tickets via an actor friend of mine and wanted to check it out. Low and behold there was Heath. Nice fella, real mellow. Had a chance to talk to him ( you know the standard stuff like I really liked your movie.....blah blah blah). I towered over him. Noticeably. I stand 6'1.25", and he only came up to my eyes. I asked my friend to confirm and he said I had to be at least 3-4 inches taller. My friend talked to him and my friend was way taller than him as well, and he tops out at 5'11.75". From my head to my eye is about 3.5", so that would put him at just under 5'10" ( I'm willing to concede a .25 inch.
Josh said on 12/Jun/07
There are some pics of Him and Michelle Williams , Hes Wearing Sandals hes a solid 6'0.
G-unit said on 6/Jun/07
looks 6'
Bad Radio said on 31/May/07
he looks 6 ft in that maybe ..
Fox said on 30/May/07
he's 6ft
Juanito said on 13/Apr/07
Hi there people.
Thats my first comment so i'll try to be accurate. :)

Heath is barely 6 ft.. if anyone watch casanovam, you will see when he was walking with the prince (the doge), the prince was at least 1 1/2 inch taller than Heath.. and Tim McInnerny who plays the doge is listed as 6'1 on all the websites i could find. I dont think any actor would be listed less than they are. So by deduction, Heath is barely 6ft tall.
He wears those special shoes very often so thats why he appaears taller.
Peet said on 10/Apr/07
He look 6'0'' in that picture and in 'Brother Grimm' he taller than Matt Damon 2.5 inchs Matt Damon is 5'9.5''.
tanoliphant said on 4/Apr/07
Yeah, I read that Heath was 6'0-6'4, I can he doesn't look over 6'0 or 6'1.
However, in Brokeback, he did look a little taller! It's hard to tell!
jason said on 14/Jan/07
it`s no doubt about it that this guy it tall, if glenn believes he really is 6-1 i must take hes word for it, but from the pic with glenn he doesent locks more then 6ft to me. from 10 thing i hate about you he doesent lock taller then 6 ft either, i would say he is somewhere inbetween 6ft-6ft 1 in.
Gonzalo said on 18/Oct/06
Drew, who cares if Ledger or Damon wear lifts in that pic with Bellucci? She is so beautiful...
venus said on 9/Oct/06
From the pic above, I give him 5'11.2 or 6 feet, I doubt it if he is any taller.
anonymous2 said on 27/Sep/06
he looks a solid 180cm to me in the pic with Glenn
Josh said on 17/Sep/06
He doesnt look taller than 6'0
Editor Rob said on 15/Sep/06
There were some newspapers who did publish this guy as "6ft 4" 5 years ago...
Virginia said on 23/Aug/06
I've met him recently, I'm 5'9 and he is definitely a lot taller than 6'0. I'd say at least 6'2.
Andys said on 1/Aug/06
definitively not more than 6'0 1/2
He doesn't look so taller in the pic because..e he's not's not a good's all about pose
Tom said on 31/May/06
6"1' is tall. When someone of 6"1' tall is next to a shorter person, you see a big difference. When someone of 6"1' is next to a taller person, for example 6"3', it's not very shocking.
Elio said on 13/May/06
As i said before, i thought he looked only 4 inches taller. hard to tell though.

The way I see it, Glenn has dark hair and the dark background makes it look like the top of his head stops slightly sooner than it think it does. I see Glenn coming past Ledger's eyeline ... so it could be that Ledger was only 4 inches taller. However, Glenn says he looked the full 6'1" so I could be mistaken.
D.J. said on 12/May/06
There's about 4 inches difference, making Heath 6'.
Blues said on 7/Apr/06
Well Ledger got a weird and long forefront, you can't look at the eyes on the pics to know his height, I think he's really 6'1 on this picture, I've seen many 6'1 - 6'2 guys and this is not that tall, they got only 5 inches of difference after all.
Glenn said on 29/Mar/06
He isnt slouching,but you could tell by looking at his waste that he isnt standing as straight as he could.I always stand like stallone.
Gonzalo said on 29/Mar/06
If Glenn says he is 6`1 I will have to believe it, although the picture shows one different thing. Im 5`9 and my brother is 6`1 and I can tell you that the difference between us is bigger than Glenn and Ledger. And Ledger is not slouching
iris said on 28/Mar/06
he doesn`t look 6`1 in that pic with glenn...hmmm 6 seems fairly a bit more acurate
anonymous said on 27/Mar/06
Judging from that picture I would guess him to be no taller than 6'1 and not any shorter than 5'11.
Glenn said on 27/Mar/06
He looked 6-1.
Gonzalo said on 27/Mar/06
He doesn`t look 6`1 next to Glenn. 6 feet at the most
Xhavier said on 19/Mar/06
He looks 3" taller than Glenn.
clad-in-black said on 17/Mar/06
I always thought he was 5 '11, after seeing 10 things i hate about you
JenA said on 16/Mar/06
I think he must be about 6' because there is a pic of him next to Lena Olin at the Casanova film premiere in Venice and he looks at least an inch or two taller than her, and she is known to be 5'11".
richinkle said on 22/Feb/06
Heath does not look any more than 4" taller than Glenn in this picture. He could be slouching though. I'll give him 6'-0.5"
Frank P said on 3/Feb/06
I agree with you Stiffelio. I always thougtht 6"1 was what Heath is. I didn't go by the Patriot because we don't have a set height for Mel really. He ranges from 5"6 to 5"10. I DID go by Knight's Tale, next to Bettany and the Still Standing guy. I thought Bettany was 6"4 but you know what? For an inch, so what. Unless your bald, your hair can make up the difference really.
Mr. R said on 20/Jan/06
Heath was listed at 6-3 when The Patriot came out. He did not seem to be 5 inches taller than Mel Gibson. A little more than 3 inches seems right.
Glenn said on 19/Jan/06
never seen guess is 5-9 and a half on him.heath looked 6-1 to me.he's not standing as straight as he can.
Stiffelio said on 19/Jan/06
elio, I don't think so, it's a clear 5 " difference. In an avarage head there's a 5 " distance between the eye brows and the top of the head, as is the case here. Therefore I'd say 6 ft 1" works for Ledger.

[Editor Rob: I can envisage 6ft 1, maybe the posture of heath isn't just quite as same as glenn...or maybe he's in sneakers]
elio said on 19/Jan/06
Looking no more than 4 inches taller than Glenn.

I'd say 6'0".
CelebHeights Editor said on 19/Jan/06
Pic of heath and glenn added.
MOF said on 28/Dec/05
The top of Ledger's head just reached Paul Bettany's eyes in Knight's Tale and if Paul is 6'3 than Ledger is probably 5'11 maybe a little closer to 6'0. I'm 5'11 and I reach just over my friends eyes who is 6'3.
Viper652 said on 24/Oct/05
I actually think Matt Damon is 5-7 to 5-8. He always looks short.
Anonymous said on 24/Oct/05
I highly doubt he is that tall, he is shorter then Aussie actor Brian Brown who claims to be 6'.75" so if hes lucky hes 6ft. maybe 5'11.5"
Dav said on 24/Oct/05
In the Grimm brothers Heath looks about the same height of Matt Damon(listed at 5`9 here)so there are two options ,they managed to make Matt taller or Heath is shorter than 6`1.

My guess Heath is much shorter perhaps 5`11

[Editor Rob: damon has been 5ft 10 for a while here...of course many want him down to 5ft 9 though ;)]
bob said on 19/Aug/05
he used to be credited as 6'3", which is just silly.
CelebHeights Editor said on 19/Aug/05
From FameTracker, "He's tall. I'm 5'6, and he was quite a bit taller than me. I'm guessing he's 6 feet, maybe 6'1"

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