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Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Height is 5ft 9.25in (176 cm)

American actor best known for roles in movies like Looper, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises and tv show Third rock from the Sun. On Howard Stern he claimed his height to be "Five Ten"

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Laura said on 16/Nov/15
Right. You thought you sere five ten, then met Rob.
nyc said on 31/Oct/15
I find it hilarious people are arguing over a quarter inch. So many factors go into height such as posture, footwear, time of day, slope of floor etc. The quarter inch is indiscernible except in controlled environments. That being said I always thought he looked around 5'10" but he has a lanky lean frame which always gives a favorable lengthier appearance.
Sam said on 9/Oct/15
He looks just about 5'9 with Rogen. Always thought he was taller though.
SJH said on 26/Sep/15
Hit 5'9 with a bald 5'7.75 Ben kingsley
184 cm said on 21/Jun/15
JGL is leaning in with Kingsley in that photo. Anyway, he looks the listed height. Not tall, not short. Comfortably average. He's small-framed though which might make people think he's "smaller."

Here he is with 5'11 Seth Rogen.

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an anonymous peach said on 20/Jun/15
Tom Hardy deserves that quarter inch way more than JGL
an anonymous peach said on 20/Jun/15
The way I see it:

JGL is 5ft 9 MAX
Tom Hardy is 5ft 9 MIN
Owen said on 18/Jun/15
that quarter of inch is disgusting
MD said on 16/Jun/15
With a 5'7.75" Ben Kingsley:

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And, that's if Ben is his listed height. Perhaps a flat 5'9" is more the case?
an anonymous peach said on 12/Jun/15
Even if you're not ready to downgrade him to a weak 5ft 9, at least remove that quarter inch Rob, he rarely looks it. He certainly isn't taller than Tom Hardy and might actually be edged out by him in all likelihood.
x said on 7/Jun/15
Rob do you think he's about 5'10 in shoes?
[Editor Rob: yes, there's a chance he is bang on 5ft 9]
an anonymous peach said on 23/May/15
He looks shorter than Tom Hardy who's a legit 5'9". I can't see Joseph above 174cm.
wraigh said on 13/May/15
no more than that
Damon said on 15/Apr/15
Either upgrade Tom Hardy to 5'10" or downgrade Joseph to 5'8"
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Laura said on 3/Apr/15
I still believe in five ten, Joanne is five five, and Emma Watson should be more than Jo. Taylor Swift five eleven. Tom Anderson is going to be right on.
Gabe said on 5/Mar/15
flat 174cm
176cm is too much for him
Bishop said on 26/Feb/15
Flat 5'9".
S.J.H said on 3/Jan/15
Maybe he means 5ft10 with shoes on. bang on 5'9
Lonestar said on 15/Dec/14
Rob, how could you assume he was only 5'9.25? I thought with his good posture he always pull to look a solid 177cm guy as most people agree here.
[Editor Rob: I think 176 is probably the most I would guess him after the more I saw of him, not convinced on the 177cm mark.]
Jared said on 2/Nov/14
Speaking of claiming your shoe height as Joseph did when he claimed five ten, I think 90% of the world population claims the shoe height. Simply not many people are bothered to take a tape, make a mark on the wall and not many people needs to be measured at the doctor office. So what many do is going over a wall lineup or scale with height measuring at the mall and of course they measure with whatever shoes they have on. Talking with many people about this, most of them claimed they never had a chance to measure without shoes and this applies to actors as well.
lelman said on 25/Sep/14
Funny how here Click Here he can look near 5ft 11 because all the other guys are dropping a couple inches and he's stood up straight. On the subject Rob, what would you guess for Jonathan Nolan (the guy on the far right)? TO me he looks about 6ft 1.5, about an inch and a half taller or so than his brother.
Sean said on 7/Sep/14
150 range is good. I' have the same height and build as JGL, and when I was working out and building muscle, I weighed 153.
Jon said on 2/Sep/14
@RobPaul Would 155 be an accurate guess for his weight?
[Editor Rob: probably 150's]
lelman said on 15/Aug/14
He looks 5'8 next to the Dark Knight Crew. Looks shorter than Tom Hardy to me - he certainly isn't taller than him. I think he's a flat 5'9, max.
cole said on 12/Aug/14
@Editor Rob: Give him the 5'9 flat already.
Arch Stanton said on 19/Jul/14
Yeah he looked pretty impressive in Don Jon.
RAM said on 19/Jul/14
He has gotten a little buff. Did you see his arms in Don Jon?
Realist said on 6/Jun/14
5'9 tops
Sam said on 19/Mar/14
Yeah, the more I see of him, the more it seems 5'9" is a top that he can fact, he often seems somewhere a bit under.
MD said on 17/Mar/14
Something else to throw on top of the pile. Here is JGL two people to the left of 5'11" Seth Rogan:

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fsd said on 12/Mar/14
this pic is from the don jon NY premiere scarlet was wearin 4 inch heels shes 5'3 ft joseph wearin a 1 inch dress shoes the diff between them is like 1 inch which makes him a weak 5'8 ft Click Here Click Here
jd99 said on 4/Mar/14
Has anyone seen don jon? For everyone claiming 5.7 to 5.8 watch it because he
cole said on 3/Mar/14
He looks the same height as Hardy, surely no taller. 5'11 Seth Rogen and 5'10 Seth McFarlane also makes it pretty obvious that he's a 5'9 flat guy at the very best.
fsd said on 26/Feb/14
i think he's somewere between 5'7.5 and 5'8 ft max because tom hardy had 1-1.5 inches on him check this link rob .
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jordydecke said on 16/Feb/14
If Rogen is 5'11 as claimed then JGL must be a bit less than 5'9, he looks more than 2 inches shorter than Rogen in some of the scenes in "50/50" - although you couldn't really see shoe advantage in those photos.
Shawn said on 15/Feb/14
Rob, I know you always try to take note of when actors make official claims. 18:50 in this video, he claims 5'10".

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[Editor Rob: yes thanks I added it to the top now, I think it's clear the guy is calling his shoe height]
alfonso said on 13/Feb/14
tom hardy had an inch on him in dark night i think 5'8 ft .
kakuna said on 13/Feb/14
I've met him, and he looked 5'9" to me (would not add that quarter of an inch). My girlfriend felt he was even shorter, but I feel pretty confident that 5'9" is correct.
kakuna said on 13/Feb/14
I've met him, and he looked 5'9" to me (would not add that quarter of an inch). My girlfriend felt he was even shorter, but I feel pretty confident that 5'9" is correct.
lelman said on 6/Feb/14
@Shawn Click Here they look quite close in height to me. Both listed correctly, IMO.
Shawn said on 26/Jan/14
He had a good two inches on Tony Danza in Don Jon, who's listed here at 5'8.5". Either Joseph needs an upgrade, or Danza a downgrade.
lelman said on 4/Jan/14
Anywhere from 175-177. Literally average height, looks a bit shorter because he has a long head.
Meltdown said on 11/Dec/13
I am going to say 175cm morning height and I'm usually spot on.
Hola said on 27/Nov/13
5'10 isnt a disproportionate claim, as stated probs 5'9.5 in the morning and rounded up. Can't blame that. Whatever the case this listing seems pretty right
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Nov/13
Easily 3in under Christian Bale. Nothing over 5ft9/175cm.
Hypado said on 26/Nov/13
Sarah said on 4/Nov/13
5'9" is about right. He's the perfect height IMO.
Angelaaaaa said on 2/Nov/13
@blanla Judging from the image you shown. Miss Moore looks close to 5'7 in heels and 2 inches shorter than Levitt. So Wrong, he is not 5'7....but 5'9.
Lorne said on 24/Oct/13
5'10 is not too bad of claim, he's 175.5-176, possible he measured near 5ft9.5 early in the day and rounded up. In any case not nearly as bad as guys like Marky Mark claiming "only 5 feet 10"!!! But 5'7-5'8 estimates are the usual crap on this website, he's solid 175cm. He makes Bale look under 6ft for sure! Considering Christian Bale is 182cm, 5ft9 flat could be closer, but 5ft9.25 is fair enough, he looks solid 5ft9 for the most part.
The Man said on 17/Oct/13
Id say he's about 5'8 and a half.
183CM said on 13/Oct/13
At his best, 5'9
blabla said on 5/Oct/13
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julianne moore says shes 5'3". notice her heels as well as joseph's heels. i say hes around 5'7
Len said on 2/Oct/13
Looks about 5'8" in most movies.

Wasn't a lot taller than 5'3" but-obviously-wearing-heels Scarlett Johansson in Don Jon.
Kip said on 30/Sep/13
I think this height is pretty accurate when looking at photos of him with past costars. And Sam, Don Jon has been highly appraised by movie critics...I haven't seen any bad review yet.
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Sam said on 27/Sep/13
My opinion on this guy's height has shrunk the more I see of him. There's a JGL photo retrospective because of his new (badly reviewed) directorial debut. I think he's 5'9" barefoot with good posture and that maybe only in the morning...I doubt he's anything over it. There's literally only one photo in the bunch, with Lynn Collins, where he looks a little taller than that mark.
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Slightly shorter said on 25/Sep/13
Shorter. He claims 5ft 10! Hahahahah
Strath said on 30/Aug/13
My 5'9 bud took a pic with this guy on the street a few years ago. And I was most shocked of how much wider and taller Levitt was in comparison since he appeared so much smaller on screen. He really did make my friend look shrimpy. Then maybe, my friend could be embellishing his height a little.
jam said on 21/Aug/13
Morell, Tom Hardy is 5'9 or so right? Chris Nolan is pretty much confirmed 5'11. He is standing taller than JGL there. I think this site is accurate.
jam said on 21/Aug/13
I have a question about knee levels. Isn't that a bad argument in general? Some people have shorter legs, but longer torsos.
JAM said on 19/Aug/13
Post it! and others are wrong he is for sure taller than 5'7. I would say this is right. His and Seth knee levels look about same to me in pics. He is 5'9.
cole said on 7/Aug/13
5'9 flat is the most I could believe.
Post it! said on 28/Jul/13
check the knee levels on the pic with Seth MacFarlane, it's obvious jgl is lifting. Dude is 5'7 morning height. He makes Brad Pitt look tall
Balrog said on 23/Jul/13
Weak 5'9'' guy.
Gracien said on 19/Jul/13
shortest 176 cm guy ever
Jack said on 12/Jul/13
Yeah I think he's just a 5'9 guy.
Juicey said on 25/Jun/13
5'8-1/2 met him in San diego at the beach we both had flip flops on he was the same height as my brother who is 5'8 1/2 he too had flip flops on
Lorne said on 16/Jun/13
Okay, first of, Macfarlane is a strong 5ft10 guy, like 5'10.25 at his lowest. As for levitt, this listing is probably spot on. Definently isn't 3 inches under Christian Bale, I'd say a solid 5ft9 guy, 176cm is fair enough
Jack said on 14/Jun/13
If Seth MacFarlane is 5'10" than Joseph is no more than 5'8-5'8.5".
Sam said on 11/Jun/13
5'9" looks generous here with 5'10"ish Seth MacFarlane...I don't recall Gordon-Levitt more than an inch shorter than MacFarlane at the Oscars but he does look it here.
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Troc said on 26/May/13
Talking about proportions, if ha guy has a narrow build, he will probably look shorter, but if you watch his full body from a distaance then he will probably look taller. Now as fer as levitt's height, I don't know, looks sometimes 5'7 and other 5'10...
lelman said on 25/May/13
@mdl i'd hardly call him thin, have you seen him in his new for for Don Jon? 5'9".
Dmeyer said on 9/May/13
A solid 5-6cm under Willis who strugles to look more than 180cm today 175cm is closer
hew said on 8/May/13
does he wear lifts?
Len said on 3/May/13
He looks 5'8" in most things.
Michael said on 2/May/13
"I would say that he is 173 max.I don't understand why do you often insist that he is a tall guy."

Probably because of his slim build.

"He looks shorter than he is due to his small, narrow shoulders and small build. I would've guessed 5'7 flat if I didn't know his height."

That makes no sense; If someone's built narrower, they would look taller than they are.
Anamalech said on 24/Apr/13
Rob downgraded him by 1 cm? :P
oreo said on 11/Apr/13
178 for him same height as mine
Gheist said on 3/Apr/13
gian92 said on 30/Mar/13
he is 177 cm
megamind said on 23/Mar/13
Rob,have you seen Premium Rush? The difference between Joseph and Dania Ramirez was as same as you and Dania Ramirez was! I would say that he is 173 max.I don't understand why do you often insist that he is a tall guy.
Johno said on 23/Mar/13
I have a hard time believing gordon is 5'9+ but then that could be due to his long skull and low hanging shoulders which make him look shorter.

Gordon 5'8.25 - 5'9
Jack said on 21/Mar/13
5'9"(175 cm). Skinny frame makes him look taller. he doesn't look taller than someone like Tom Hardy to me.
Anonymous said on 19/Mar/13
I'd say more like 5'8 like me barefoot. 5'9 in shoes. decent height.
SolidSnake said on 17/Mar/13
How heavy is JGL? like 140?
Dmeyer said on 13/Mar/13
Considering willis lately is no more than 180cm levitt looks no more than 175cm
leonari said on 25/Feb/13
Great decision tho shove a cm off Gordon Levitt Rob. You're the man!
MaskDeMasque said on 25/Feb/13
Cheers for the downgrade Rob. Always thought he was 176cm.
Trip Menzell said on 25/Feb/13
After the Oscars and him standing next to the 5'10" Seth MacFarlane, I'd have to say 174-175 cm. Rob, don't you think that looks about right?

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richkid123 said on 20/Feb/13
a child actor of average height. Lucky guy
dean said on 16/Feb/13
Looks 5'7 but is probably around 5'9. Interesting how build can effect how tall you look
17, 5\\\'11.5-75 said on 15/Feb/13
He looks shorter than he is due to his small, narrow shoulders and small build. I would've guessed 5'7 flat if I didn't know his height.
SAK said on 15/Feb/13
I am surprised he is average height. I thought he was 5f7 for some reason.
HU said on 25/Dec/12
He looks small because he has a smaller bone structure. Just like Daniel Craig who is really 180cm but looks short because he has a smaller face.
Drew said on 21/Dec/12
@Kevin, He looked unusually small for a 5'9.5" guy in that movie. He did look 5'9" max next to Michael Shannon.
kevin said on 9/Dec/12
in premium rush he certainly didnt look the 177cm as listed next to michael shannon.
Trey said on 7/Dec/12
I don't understand, why the upgrade? Is it to keep Dicaprio and Bale at their inflated heights? At most this guy is 175 cm.
MaskDeMasque said on 14/Nov/12

Oldman ain't 5'9 anymore. He's 5'8ish nowadays.
MaskDeMasque said on 1/Oct/12

He's not 5'8. He always looks the same height as tom hardy, who everyone agrees is a 5'9 guy.
Ron said on 30/Sep/12
I'm 5ft8 and I have pretty much the same physique and I can look taller because of that. From 500 Days Of Summer I'm almost certain he's 5ft8 (and absolutely sure he's smaller than 5ft9)
B said on 9/Sep/12
The camera is favoring Bruce a bit in those shots also Bruce might have a slight edge in footwear over Joseph.
MaskDeMasque said on 7/Sep/12
@TDK Rises

I see about a 2 inch difference there and Willis is no more than 5'11 these days... levitt is 5'9.
TDK Rises said on 7/Sep/12
Here he is listed with 5'11.5 Bruce Willis

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Aly said on 5/Sep/12
I am so surprised he is listed as this tall. When I watched 500 Days of Summer he looked so close in height to Zooey, who stats 5'5'', and was wearing flats most of the movie. I swear he is 5'7"
G said on 17/Aug/12
He was 4 inches shorter than Rainn Wilson (6'1.5) in Hesher, so the listing is probably pretty accurate.
MaskDeMasque said on 5/Aug/12
based on that photo JGL and hardy are 5'9 and bale is 5'11.
Jack said on 1/Aug/12
not over 5'9"
stewy said on 28/Jul/12
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King2000 said on 25/Jul/12
I'd say his height was about right! I'm more or less the same but only I'm a quarter of an inch away from 5"10'
MaskDeMasque said on 24/Jul/12
Does look slightly taller than Tom Hardy but Tom never seems to force his posture and JGL always seems to. i think 5'9.25 is his exact height.
KN said on 24/Jul/12
I always thought of hm as a 5.9er. Surprised to see 2 cm taller that.
MaskDeMasque said on 8/Jun/12
175,maybe 176. Looks taller due to his skinny frame.
Morrell said on 8/Feb/12
ROB, please look at this photo link Click Here Bale is 6 flat or Levitt is taller. You guys decide. Same foot wear height if you ask me.
Ras_ said on 31/Jan/12
Clearly nothing below 5'9.I do think he is 5'9.25/.5 as listed.
Anonymous said on 16/Sep/07
My god he comes off so much shorter but i guess when you figure that he acted next to 6'4 John Lithgow and 6' Kristen Johnston the whole time on 3rd rock...
Demetria said on 22/Aug/07
I thought he'd be taller than that... whatever.. he's so CUTE when I saw him in the lookout

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