How tall is James Caan ?

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James Caan's height is 5ft 9in (175 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 9.5in (177 cm)
US Actor from Misery, recently the gambling tv series Las Vegas.
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Chase Witherspoon said on 7/Sep/15
He wore massive heels in The Godfather which are visible in the scene where he beats his brother in law to pulp... reckon 177 peak height sounds accurate
Spencer said on 31/Mar/15
He looks 2 inches taller than Brando in Godfather. Brando looks 5'9 ish. So Caan looked 179-80 in the Godfather. He probably wore lifts.
Sam said on 6/Jan/15
John Cazale was nearly 5'11" I think but Caan looked taller, like I said I suspect lifts.

Rob, can you update his credits?: "American actor best known for roles in films including El Dorado, Brian's Song, The Godfather, The Gambler, Rollerball, Thief, Alien Nation, Misery, Bottle Rocket and Elf." I'm not convinced Las Vegas will be as well remembered as his better film roles.
Ian C said on 9/Nov/14
The Godfather is short actor movie. The only actor in it that is tall is Lenny Montana (Luca Brasi), and you never see him in the same frame as any of the principals. Caan looks so tall because everybody else is short.
rockitbaby said on 17/Sep/14
I don't his any near 1,80m. Here is him next to Anton Yelchin who is 1,74m. They're the same height.

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Sam said on 31/Jul/14
The guy's getting pretty old so has probably lost an inch or more (not only half an inch) hence his appearance w/ Crudup. Back in The Godfather, I believe he had a small lift (probably learned it from being on the lift-heavy set of El Dorado!), why he appeared to edge out 5'11"ish guys like Francis Coppola and John Cazale in photos.
rockitbaby said on 30/Jul/14
He's something between 1,73 and 1,75m, tops! In this picture he's with 5'8 or shorter Billy Crudup and he's almost the same height as him.

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176,2Tunman said on 6/Jul/14
For me there's no doubt he wore lifts in The Godfather,he looked at least 5'10.5 maybe even closer to 5'11 than 10.Quite unlikely he ever was that tall.5'9.5 or maybe 5'9.75 is perfect.Today he doesn't even look 5'9.So,1"loss by 73 is more likely than 2",you agree guys?
richkid123 said on 15/Apr/14
Other than the Godfather, he looked strong 5'9" always. His kids all vary in height. Scott is kind of short at 5'5". One of his other sons is slightly over 6' This guy has wierd genes.
MarkyMark said on 13/Apr/14
Looks around 5'10 in the gambler next to Paul Sorvino
Spencer said on 5/Dec/13
He looks 179 in the Godfather. Maybe lifts? I would say 5'10 peak.
Powerhouse said on 20/Nov/13
Peak 5'10 now 5'8.5 is my guess.
Brad said on 2/Sep/13
Weak 5' 9" peak, 5' 8" today. Lift guy for decades.
RisingForce said on 30/Aug/13
Found a 1976 article that lists him at 5'10" and 162 pounds(I'd guess he weighed more than that in '76) but anyway, I'm not sure if that was his official listing or what he claimed, but if it is, that seems surprisingly honest because he could look easily look 5'10" when he was younger, sometimes taller(probably due to lifts) I could buy about 5'10" for peak height, though he's clearly lost height and seems to be shrinking more in recent years. Wouldn't surprise me if he's dropped below 5'9" now.
Knowitall said on 30/Jul/13
John Wayne never wore lifts. Bob Mitchum was over six feet.

Caan was around five ten peak height . But being next to actors several inches taller would mean pulling tricks to make him appear taller than he was. Wayne was six inches taller.

Robert Duvall was never taller than five eight and a half.
Sam said on 24/Jun/13
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He said he was made to wear 3 inch lifts when he starred next to Robert Mitchum and John Wayne in El Dorado, implying they were bigger dudes...since both of those men are accused lift-wearers, it certainly calls into question Caan's stature. He does look pretty much strong six foot range next to Wayne here, so it's believable that he has some lift:
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Caan did look strangely tall around the time of The Godfather, he could look slightly taller than 5'11" range John Cazale and Francis Coppola (who claimed to be six feet tall but clearly wasn't), looked at least a couple of inches taller than Duvall and Brando and nearly a head over Pacino.
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He looks as listed next to Will Ferrell more recently:
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Arch Stanton said on 20/May/13
He actually looks near 5 ft 11 next to Duvall and Al Pacino in The Godfather. He looks near 5 inches taller than Pacino. He barely looks 5'9" now, but he looks easily 5'10 in this film and looks near 180.
Arch Stanton said on 20/May/13
Very strange, he looks 1-2 inches taller than Robert Duvall in The Godfather, did he ever wear lifts??
Mykel said on 15/Apr/13
In 1973 I was going to private clubs in Beverly Hills. One club in particular was known as "The Candy Store". It was a private club with a cost of several thousand for membership. I was allowed in because my friends girlfriend was the manager's ex. ALL the celeberties came there for a VERY PRIVATE social life. Sonny & Cher, Peter Faulk, Doug McClure, Robert Conrad, Francis Ford Copolla and James Caan along with his brother Ronnie. These stars came here because they paid for the privacy to do what they wanted without any media exposure. If there was a fight or even a shooting...NOBODY heard about it! Caan was one of the trouble makers living up to his Godfather image. One evening he and I got into a fist fight face to face. I can tell you he's a lefty and a light weight at that. He sucker punched me from behind and nailed me square on my right jaw. I never even had a bruise inside my mouth or outside on my face. The fact is he also had to punch up at me. I'm 5'10". I think if he was lucky back then he was 5'8". I wouldn't doubt it if he was closer to 5'7". These publicists that portray their clients have always wanted to hedge the numbers a little in favor of their clients. Fact is his brother Ronny was taller than me and probably close to 6'0" but James must have hung around him so long only wishing he was taller. Those are the facts and I'm sticking to them.
peaceman said on 20/Mar/13
He looks 57
chas said on 4/Jan/13
No way he was ever 5'10". More than 15 yrs ago I was walking next to him at Kennedy Airport. We just got off a plane from CA. I'm 6'4", my wife is 5'4" and he was only a couple inches at best taller than my wife. He did not even come to my shoulder
burby said on 1/Jan/13
Yep, I saw "That's my Boy" as well, Caan has been 5'8" for a while now.
pataan19 said on 28/Oct/12
There's a scene in the movie 'that's my boy' where he stands face to face with Adam sandberg who is listed as 177cm on this site and is clearly about 4cm shorter. No more than 5'8 these days at 72 years of age.
Silent d said on 5/Oct/12
I don't think he is 5 foot 9 now. He always looked 5 foot 8.
Blake said on 19/Aug/12
I went his home last year he is my fathers friend he is a solid 5.8

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