How tall is John Malkovich ?

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John Malkovich's height is 5ft 11in (180 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 0in (183 cm)
American actor best known for roles in movies like Dangerous Laisons, Con Air, Empire of the Sun, Of Mice and Men, Being John Malkovich, In the Line of Fire, Death of a Salesman, The Killing Fields, Changeling and Burn After Reading.


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CDS says on 11/Mar/15
6'1" was his listing in the past at IMDB and various magazine articles, but looking at him now, and comparing him to other actors, here is my theory. His peak height was 6' (6'1" in shoes- hence the previous listings), and now about 5'11"-ish, since as others have stated, looked a tad shorter than Bruce Willis in "RED". I suspect Willis is doing a little "lifting" as usual, and has much better posture, so they might actually be the same these days. And as stated below, yes, in the '92 remake of "Of Mice and Men", it was necessary to build up Malkovich as Lenny, who was supposed to look much bigger than George, played by Gary Sinise in the film.
Sam says on 23/Dec/14
Yeah, I was aware of that...still hard to believe that a big guy like him would end up under six feet.
Sam says on 22/Dec/14
Back when I was a kid watching Of Mice and Men and In the Line of Fire, I would have sworn Malkovich was a big, physically imposing 6'1" or 6'2" guy, he's just one of those guys who is not as tall as he can seem on-screen.
[Editor Rob: Malkovich had shoe lifts in Of Mice and Men.]
Mike 1.82 says on 11/Dec/14
looks 1.83cm in that pic! of course 1.77cm barefoot with those boots 6cm minimun elevator 1.83cm obvious
Mike says on 3/Dec/14
I doubt he was more than 6ft peak and i also doubt he's more than 5ft 11 today. 5ft 11.5-11.75 peak 5ft 10.5-10.75 today.
Sean73 says on 2/Dec/14
Always thought he was a weak 6 footer in his prime.Did'nt look more than that standing next to Nic Cage in ConAir.Now looks 179cm next to Willis in Red 2.
Dmeyer says on 3/Nov/14
Rob to me when he stands well he looks as tall as bruce , if not. 0.25in taller
teej says on 31/Oct/14
5-11 6-0 for john malkovic?! Bloody hell i thought the guy was 6'4 atleast from seeing him on of mice and men, but then again he is supposed to play a big guy, so they could have made him look taller. Just goes to show power of perception!
cole says on 19/Oct/14
When standing tall I'm sure he'd measure about 5'11: Click Here
It's when standing more loosely he can give a shorter impression: Click Here
Judd says on 16/Oct/14
maybe 5'11.5-75" peak, rob?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 15/Oct/14
Rob, is it possible he could be dipping under 5ft11 now?
[Editor Rob: sometimes it might look like he's 179cm but he may still reach up for a 5ft 11]
cole says on 5/Oct/14
Think he looks 5'10.5 a lot now a days, but it might be a case of him not standing as tall as he could very often. Still a chance of near 5'11 - definitely looked near 6'0 at peak.
Arch Stanton says on 14/Sep/14
Rob can you add a photo and add films like Empire of the Sun, Of Mice and Men, Being John Malkovich, In the Line of Fire, Death of a Salesman, The Killing Fields, Changeling and Burn After Reading.
Guy says on 20/Jun/14
He looks 178-180 now days
tk says on 13/Aug/13
He's not shorter than Willis. His posture is not always the best. In Ripley's Game, eleven years ago, he looks more than one inch taller than Dougrey Scott (5ft 11 in Celebheights). I think Rob's listing is fair.
teej says on 16/Jul/13
Only 5'11? I thought this guy was huge after i saw him on mice and men.. The effects of camera angles lol
Connor 183cm says on 6/Jan/13
Rob john looked 6ft in of mice and men next to gary sinise dont you agree and do you think its possible hes 5ft 10.5 now?.
[Editor Rob: he wore big footwear in that film...I do think john has lost some height, at times he does look barely 5ft 11.]
Blu3b0y says on 12/Nov/12
My workmate at IBM spotted him this year on San Sebastian's Zinemaldi (basque country) whilst signing autographs. He described him both as short an fat. My mate is on the 6'3" neighborhood. I'm 5'11" myself and never got described as short by him or any tall dude at work. Maybe he was expecting him to be much taller.
Shaun says on 11/Oct/12
My dad looks ten years younger than this guy yet is 5 years older. Hard to believe he's 11 years younger than Harrison Ford!!
Shaun says on 11/Oct/12
Rob how can he be 5'11.5 now if he is shorter than Willis?
Shaun says on 11/Oct/12
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Might want to lower this, Willis is clearly taller.
[Editor Rob: yeah I hadn't changed this and had seen red over a year ago, john did look a bit smaller than willis. Whether he is a 179 guy now or might still measure 5ft 11 (if he just has a bit worse posture) I'm unsure on.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 1/Oct/12
184cm peak, 183cm today
[Editor Rob: I think it is hard to believe he's still 183cm, watch the film Red where he has scenes with Bruce willis and looks shorter...]
Dr JJ says on 16/Sep/12
He's a big boned old chap, and that makes him look shorter, stumpier. In fact, I thought he was about 5' 8" for a long time. In the film EtcApres (Afterwards) he makes French actor Romain Duris look very slightly built. The Frenchman is touching 5' 10", but it isn't the slight (1" or so) height difference, it's the heft of Malkovich that you notice. And I don't mean flab, he looked pretty trim.
MV92 says on 30/Jul/12
I met him last year. I took a photo next to him. I'm 5 ft 8 and I had normal flat shoes. He had 2 inches (4 cm of could be 5) on me. Not sure he was wearing lifts. I would say 5 ft 10 (1.77 cm) nowadays. I'm telling the thuth by the way. So you might want to downgrade him.

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