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Kevin Costner height: 6ft 1in (185 cm)

American actor best known for starring in movies like The Untouchables, Dances with Wolves and Waterworld. In The Spectator (Jan 20, 2001) he commented on his stature, "When I was in high school, I was 5-foot-4. My mother promised me I would grow. By the time I was in my second year at California State University in Fullerton, I was 6-foot-1."
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James B says on 21/Aug/14
Dunno why but I always imagine this guy as shorter than 6'1
bodwaya says on 29/Jul/14
his new film bLack and white is permering in tiff which it has some oscar potential if he gets a nod it will be his 2nd comeback after man of steel
Dmeyer says on 28/Jul/14
A big 185cm Guy in person nearer 186cm than 184cm now could be 184.5-5cm
Bogie says on 19/Jul/14
He didn't strike me as tall in Bull Durham next to Sarandon, 6'1 to me isn't legit tall 6'2 1/2 like Affleck is the start of legit tall imo
Dmeyer says on 6/Jul/14
I think he is Still near 185cm Like 6'0 5/8 or 6 ft 0.75in
grizz says on 5/Jul/14
Still a legit 6ft1 guy, especially next to 6ft0.5in Cavill. He has the same build as my dad-easily 186cm in his youth, while now in his 50's he's more like 185-185.5 cm.
Ron says on 11/Jun/14
Really late bloomer, but it seems that all the late bloomers become the taller ones usually lol, Legit 6 ft 1 man.
mike says on 5/Jun/14
Rob, are you gonna downgrade him to 6ft 0.5 and give him 6ft 1 peak?
[Editor Rob: he may have lost a small fraction, maybe I'll wait till he really looks no more than 184]
PLB says on 2/Jun/14
There is a psychological theory that boys who grow to their full height only later in adolescence are not as confident as those who have their growth spurt earlier. So if Costner had been short (5'4") as a teen and only grew tall later on, that might mean something. I would guess that Connery was taller at a younger age than Costner.

I was only 5'8" in Junior High but I grew 5" in one year. I was so damn clumsy that year I could barely stand up. If I stood up too quickly I would get dizzy. I blacked out once and knocked out a front tooth. I woke up spitting blood and tooth fragments. It took years before I was more or less normal again.

I dated a woman whose kid was 6'5". He was much bigger than me He was about 350 lbs. He also had year in which he went from being a runt to being a giant. She told me that that year he has cried a lot because it hurt so much.

I'm certainly glad I grew but it can be an uncomfortable process for late bloomers.

Pat Boyle(6'4")
bodwaya says on 12/May/14
his part was decent size in man of steel cause so far draft day jack ryan and three days to kill flopped but superman made alot of money so i was hoping it would count as a hit for him
spainmen says on 19/Apr/14
Rob what do you think on this it was supposedly said by Costner on an interview:
"The fact that I was 5ft 2 as a sophomore didn't help. I'm 6ft 1 now but still relate to those feelings. I didn't date in high school and didn't get my growth until college. I never got over being short."
[Editor Rob: yes that kind of quote has been around for a while]
James B says on 15/Apr/14
Never struck me as looking taller than 6'1 if anything looked under 185cm.
sss says on 7/Apr/14
186 prime, 184 today, still taller than Cavill.
Andy Clifford says on 3/Apr/14
Costner is six foot.
Jake: 1.83 m- 1.85 m says on 21/Feb/14
Any chance he's 6ft 0.5 today, Rob?
[Editor Rob: there's always a chance of losing a little, he can still look near 6ft 1 though]
dmeyer says on 13/Feb/14
To me He looks taller than pine
Sam says on 6/Feb/14
Yeah, I was a fan of both Costner and Ford when I was a kid and always imagined them around the same size but I do think now that Costner would have edged out Ford by a couple cm both in 80s and maybe a full 3 cm today.
Chuckie Cheese 2 says on 5/Feb/14
This guy is a full 6'1. In 1993 he was interviewed by the NY Times, and they listed him at "6 feet 1 inches tall, 170 pounds". This seems rather slim, but the clothing he wore in Dances with wolves 1990, the untouchables 1987, show us a man 170 - 180 lbs, basically Harrison Ford sized, but slightly taller.

His overcoat was a size 40L (40 inch chest, -- Long) in Untouchables, and his uniform in Dances with wolves was a 16" neck, and 42 chest. Sleeves 34" , and size 11 shoe. The industry standard for a 40 L overcoat/ suit is for a man from 6 ft to 6 ft 3, also called Medium tall/ or Medium Long. So this also illustrates the man is a solid 6 footer. You can find all these stats in proparchives and other websites that auction off Movie props. They are good independent ways to use volumetric estimates of body mass, and height to within 10 or 20 lbs, and approx. an inch of stature.
Lorne says on 2/Feb/14
Well if Costner really is 184-185, what does that mean for Cavill, who is shorter despite better posture?
bodwaya says on 2/Feb/14
rob u forget upside of anger
dmeyer says on 25/Jan/14
i agree today nearer 6 ft 0.5-0.75 in 10 yrs back defenetly 6 ft 1-1.2
Balrog says on 24/Jan/14
Dmeyer, maybe 10 year ago full 6'1'' for Costner is ok but recently he seemed same height as Chris Pine. Maybe now 184cm is a possibility? He is almost 60..
berta says on 24/Jan/14
i think he is and was 186
DMEYER says on 22/Jan/14
at low i am 5 ft 11.25-11.5 he seemed close to 2 in taller defenetly not under 6 ft 1 10 years ago it wouldnt shock me if he was measured at peak 6 ft 1 1/8 185.5-6cm , 1cm mistake is possible so about 4cm taller 181.5 plus 4 cm thats 185.5/6ft1
Jake: 1.83 m- 1.85 m says on 21/Jan/14
Yeh, I think he was/is a legit 6ft 1/1.85 m guy.
thebad7 says on 20/Jan/14
Like Clint Eastwood, lots of people want to believe this guy is short--he isn't. He's a textbook example of 6'1". In 1987's THE UNTOUCHABLES, when his Elliott Ness meets Sean Connery's CPD Officer Jim Malone on the bridge, the men stand face-to-face with similar footwear. Connery is about 1" taller, and I've always believed Connery to be 6'2" as he stacks up this way against 6' and 6'1" actors. Likewise, in 2007's MR. BROOKS, Costner looks almost identical to William Hurt--with 6'2" Hurt having a slight but noticeable advantage.

One note about him that someone else pointed out: he's always seemed to be very honest and without care regarding his height. I've seen him claim both 6' and 6'1" in interviews--he's not like 6'2" Ben Affleck, who claims 6'3 1/2" or 6'4". Confident guy, wonderful screen presence, awesome director--2003's OPEN RANGE is his best work as a director and actor. It's nice to see that's he reinvented himself as a kind of character actor--he looks to be really good in the upcoming JACK RYAN film with Chris Pine.

One other note: the man looks great at 58 years old, and he doesn't look like he's lost any height. 6'1" in his prime for sure.

tb7
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 30/Dec/13
I wouldn't argue anywhere below 6ft1/185cm for Costner's peak after watching Bull Durham, The Untouchables and Field of Dreams. Looks pretty close to 6ft2 with Tim Robbins who might've been a full 6ft5.
Lenad is sexy says on 13/Dec/13
185-186cm prime.
Lorne says on 10/Dec/13
Yeah Rob, but Blue looks a weak 6'1 a lot, at one point you had him 184cm I think, he looks 6ft0.75 a lot. I say Cavill is 6ft0.25, similar to a David duchovny.
[Editor Rob: cavill's 6ft 0.5 on here, I think he's a good example of a guy who holds a good posture.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 8/Dec/13
Rob, have you watched Man of Steel?

I think Henry Cavill could be just 6ft on the nose
[Editor Rob: I think he's got to be above 6ft flat - he has scenes in The Tudors with Callum Blue and isn't really much different!]
Lenad is sexy says on 8/Dec/13
Rob do you think 186cm could be closer to the truth for his prime? I sure do
[Editor Rob: you can't rule a fraction above or below a mark out, it is possible he was a guy who could be mid-day a fraction above 6ft 1.]
Edlt2882 says on 4/Dec/13
I actually walked past Kevin Costner (not realizing in that moment that it was him) at Cal State Fullerton of all places. I remember thinking that he was far taller than me (I stand 5'7"), and would have placed him at 6'3". But he was wearing boots, which may have given him a 2 inch boost, so 6'1" sounds right. I wouldn't go lower.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 29/Nov/13
Rob, did Costner also claim to be 6ft2 aswell?

I seem to remember saying it a few years ago that he mentioned it on some talk show.
[Editor Rob: I've never heard him say that mark, 6ft and 6ft 1 usually. ]
Jake: 1.83 m- 1.85 m says on 18/Nov/13
I agree Rob. I really enjoyed Mr Brooks, and it was a good showcase for Costner's ability to portray darker, more sinister characters.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 16/Nov/13
Most of his post-Millenium stuff is forgettable, with the exception of Mr. Brooks and The Guardian.
bodwaya says on 5/Nov/13
Rob would u say the box office success of man of steel means his career is.back on track
[Editor Rob: that movie and being in upcoming Jack Ryan film is certainly much better quality than some of the stuff he's done in previous 10 years, although I did like Mr Brooks.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 1/Nov/13
187-187.5cm out of bed, 185-185.5cm evening
Dejavu says on 21/Oct/13
186 prime definitely
Uose says on 17/Oct/13
Does anyone remember Waterworld? He's the main actor there, and someone asks him his height, he answers "around 6 foot". By that I used to think he must be 5' 11'' ish. Any definite proof/evidence for anything over 6' Rob?
[Editor Rob: I think he can look more than 6 foot in a lot of films over the years]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 2/Oct/13
He looks 6ft1-2 in a lot of his movies.
Lorne says on 22/Sep/13
Not under 6ft1, even at 58 he must be 185. Demeter said he flirted with 186cm in person, he was just3, max 3.5in under 184.5-195cm Tim Robbins, 4-5cm taller than 182cm Ray Liotta. I think 186cm isn't impossible, certainly a guy who never measured less than 185.5, today still a full 185, at worst a few mm under if Cavill is nearer 183. What is strange is Rob says 100% that Costner wasn't more than a full 6ft1, yet he is clearly and comfortably taller than the supposedly 184cm Henry Cavill at age 58. And Cavill has that impeccable Brad Pitt type posture. Personally, I say 6ft0.25 is much better for Cavill, unless Costner was minimum 185.5 and justhasn't lost any height whatsoever.
jimeagon says on 10/Sep/13
I'm 6foot 3 and I have met him. I was in flat dress shoes and he was in boots. When I spoke with him we where eye to eye.
James Crowley Maximus Meridius says on 6/Sep/13
Rob Kevin Costner was only 5ft 2in in highschool he was about 17 and he grew too 11 inches too 6ft 1in that was one big growth spurt he was a late bloomer late bloomers are often very short or even extremely short and end up tall or even very tall late bloomers often end up taller they have late growth spurts like in highschool or college.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 12/Aug/13
Dmeyer, when did you meet Costner?
dmeyer says on 10/Aug/13
when i met him he was flirting with 186cm no less than strong 6 ft 1 a kind of guy who didnt dip under the 185.3-185.5cm mark today might be 184.5-185cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 8/Aug/13
And he still edged out Henry Cavill
avi says on 6/Aug/13
@Rampage
Robbins looks 6'5 or more on screen. But he may be 6'4.5 or even 6'4. Costner looked 3-3.5 shorter I think you may have a point he could be a strong 6'1 but camera angles may favor Costner. Its so hard to say. 6'1 is fair
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 3/Aug/13
Rob would not agree but...

"Peak height was 6ft 1.25in (186cm)"

Looked 186-187cm in the 80s and 90s. Only 3in shorter than Tim Robbins (possibly 6ft5 peak) in Bull Durham and about 2in taller than Ray Liotta (possibly 6ft peak) in Field of Dreams. So, really he pulled off 6ft2 opposite those guys.
avi says on 31/Jul/13
Larc 74in says on 29/Jul/13

He does look close to 6'1 but I agree no more. Cooper could wear lifts but he as well is over 6'0 by at least a 1/2 inch. Reynolds looked 1.5 taller than him when I googled cooper and him but they were on pavement. Pavement can influence height by 2-3 inches in some areas. Most likely Reynolds is a weak 6'2 and Cooper is 6'0.5-6'0.75 he looked only 2.5 inches shorter than weak 6'4 liam neeson.sometimes he can look 3 inches shorter sometimes only 2. Shady footwear maybe? I don't know!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 30/Jul/13
Larc, most people here agree that Reynolds is 6ft2 or therebouts.
Cooper I personally think is 6ft1.

I'm just saying that Costner can appear close to 6ft2. Doesn't mean he is. Probably was always in the 6ft1 range. He was 2in taller than Ray Liotta in Field of Dreams.
Larc 74in says on 29/Jul/13
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover:
No way in hell Bradley Cooper is 6'1....just look at him with Ryan Reynolds, he's more than one inch shorter than him, and Reynolds isn't 188, but more likely 186-187 in truth. So either 183 or 184 are more than enough for Cooper.

And Costner always looked just about a full 6'1, no more.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 29/Jul/13
186-187cm morning?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 29/Jul/13
He looked near 6ft2 in Field of Dreams next to Ray Liotta
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 28/Jul/13
Rob, is there a chance Costner might've been 186-187cm range in the 80s/90s?
[Editor Rob: I don't think so, just a 6ft 1 guy]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 27/Jul/13
Watching Limitless and Silver Linings Playbook, Cooper reminded me of Costner.
Fair hair, piercing blue eyes and similiar height.

Both look 6ft1
Arch Stanton says on 26/Jul/13
Ms Wine says on 26/Jan/13
Bradley Cooper reminds me of Ralph Fiennes they both have piercing blue eyes deep set and the same build. Much more of a likeness than K Cosner

Actually I'm in the middle of watching Dances with Wolves and in the film he reminds me of Bradley Cooper a lot. Costner is a better looking guy than Ralph Fiennes. Looks 6'1" in my opinion.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 15/Jul/13
Maybe 186cm peak and 184-185cm today, Rob?
Silent d says on 3/Jul/13
6 foot 1 and humble.
Len says on 29/Jun/13
Looks 6'0" to 6'1" in pretty much everything he's done.
bodwaya says on 18/Jun/13
can someone talk about his man of steel role and how it ends his reign of flops
jtm says on 17/Jun/13
probably 6'0.5 nowadays.
bodwaya says on 17/Jun/13
I saw man of steel it was good . Costners part was bigger then i thought . Looks like it ends his streak of box office poison
Terry says on 15/Jun/13
I think you got his height spot on.
Dejavu says on 14/Jun/13
Nowadays could be a bit lower. He looked 1.5-2 inches under Ben Affleck
bodwaya says on 11/Jun/13
anyone know how big is his part in man o steel i want to know if its an offical comeback
Peterx says on 26/May/13
I'm 6'1 and stood back to back with Costner at a Hollywood watering hole. We're precisely the same height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 2/Mar/13
"Kevin Costner height: 6ft 1.25in (186cm)"
Not much shorter than Ashton Kutcher in The Guardian
Silent d says on 13/Feb/13
6 foot 1.
Ms Wine says on 26/Jan/13
Bradley Cooper reminds me of Ralph Fiennes they both have piercing blue eyes deep set and the same build. Much more of a likeness than K Cosner.
Jake: 1.83 m- 1.85 m says on 19/Jan/13
6ft 0.75in perhaps.
coolerking says on 16/Jan/13
I worked on Fandango for a couple of weeks and so was up close to Kevin many times. I'm a little over 5'10" and Kevin was taller than me, but not by much. I would peg him at a solid 6'. I have a relative who is 6'1" and he is definitely taller than Costner. Just watched Untouchables and I would guess he is wearing something to give him another inch.
Red 183 says on 9/Jan/13
Weak 6ī1" imo

184cm isnīt out of question, maybe he lost a bit height
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 18/Dec/12
This guy reminds me of a much older Bradley Cooper and not just because they're the same height. Tall and slim with blue eyes and fair hair.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 17/Dec/12
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Dmeyer says on 3/Nov/12
Legit 6'1 in person
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 28/Oct/12
Didnt look much shorter than Ashton Kutcher and Clancy Brown in The Guardian. Both 189-190cm
bodwaya says on 10/Oct/12
HE might look short cuase alot of the actors he acts with are taller than him.morgna freeman affleck connery.but if you notice he was equal height wit 6 foot 1 alan rickman
jfm says on 9/Oct/12
I met kevin Costner in Aspen, Clorodo back in 1997. He looks to be about 6'1" tall. I'm 6'3" and Kevin was about 2 inches shorther than me. Nice guy.
Dmeyer says on 9/Oct/12
In person looked about 186cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 27/Sep/12
Silent D, Brosnan is listed at 186cm and is at least that tall so it's hardly a condradiction.
Silent d says on 27/Sep/12
Rob how can you say pierce brosnan would be taller if he is only 184cm? That is a contradiction to the listing. Costner is a solid 6 foot 1.
bodwaya says on 11/Sep/12
lol u r implying that costner is shorter 5 foot 11. lol kidding me right. rumour has it he was eye level wit 6 foot 1 richard jenkins . Second of all he was inch shorter 6 foot 2 affleck in company men. he has an inch on 6 foot ray liota. lastly hes barley shorter then 6 foot 2 connery.he is honest about his height. judging from pics he is the only actor i know that dosent wear lifts
icu says on 11/Sep/12
Have any of U seen the movie Silverado - Costner is shorter than Scott Glenn rated at 5"11 1/2" and a lot shorter than Kevin Kline who's rated at 6'1" ?
icu says on 11/Sep/12
Any of U ever see Silverado - he's shorter than Scott Glenn rated at 5'11 1/2" ?
And a whole lot shorter than Kevin Kline at 6'1" !
bodwaya says on 11/Sep/12
in rumour has it he is only shorter then 6 foot 3 christopher macdonald by 2 inches
Shaun says on 9/Sep/12
Saw him in a film last night and thought he looked similar range to Harrison Ford (at his peak), I'd have guessed 6'0.5"-6'1.
Maximus Meridius says on 1/Sep/12
Rob would you say he is a late bloomer he was 5ft 2in at 17 and grown 11 inches nearly a foot too 6ft 1in he had a late growth spurt is it common for boys in high school and college too have late growth spurts and grow 11 inches maybe even a foot.
[Editor Rob: a very late large spurt must be an interesting growth, you go from being a short guy to a tallish guy in a couple of years...]
Willy says on 1/Sep/12
Most legitimate 6'1'' I've ever seen on a 6'1'' claiming movie star. People like Keanu, Bruce, and Denzel should take note.
bodwaya says on 13/Aug/12
he is also an inch taller 6 foot quaid so 6 foot 1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 12/Aug/12
That's what I was thinking
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 10/Aug/12
Rob, who in your opinion would be taller ,
Pierce Brosnan or Kevin Costner?
[Editor Rob: Pierce by a fraction]
bodwaya says on 14/Jun/12
in a picture with him and kyle mchlan so no more then an inch on 6 foot kyle. So he is one of the few people honest about his height
Silent d says on 6/Feb/12
185cm.

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