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Kurt Russell height: 5ft 9.25in (176 cm)

American actor best known for starring in memorable films such as Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing, Breakdown, Backdraft, Death Proof, Tequila Sunrise, Tango & Cash and Stargate.
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Sam said on 29/Aug/15
This recounting of 60s youth magazine does claim Russell at 5'11"!
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Aug/15
I bet he claims 5ft11
Sam said on 29/Jun/15
Russell seems pretty down to earth for a guy whose been acting since childhood about 50 years ago.
tunnels diver said on 25/Jun/15
Met him filming Soldier in Kauai
He is 5'9" on a good day...treated me with utmost respect
I was diving that day. He was on the beach when I beached..
tunnels diver said on 25/Jun/15
Met him filming Soldier in Kauai
He is 5'9" on a good day...treated me with utmost respect
Ed said on 19/Jun/15
I definitely see 174cm in this pic. If Vin Diesel is 5'11.5" or 5'11.75"ish

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Ed said on 19/Jun/15
Looks a weak 5'9" here with vin diesel. 5'8.5" - 5'8.75" for Kurt wouldn't surprise me at all.
Sam said on 17/Jun/15
I understand that Russell has the lead role in the ensemble for Tarantino's next film The Hateful Eight, good for him!
Ace said on 28/Apr/15
looked at least a solid 5'9 next to Vin Diesel who's 5'11-6' range.
Sam said on 13/Apr/15
Interesting, did you have a speaking part in it, Mr. R?

Rob, could you add Silkwood, Tequila Sunrise, Backdraft, Death Proof and Miracle to his credits, Rob?
Mr. R said on 12/Apr/15
Sam says on 14/Apr/14
I love Kurt's movies but the listing is legit IMO. In Dark Blue, you can see he's wearing almost lifted boots. I can't find the full shot online, but next to 5'11" Ving Rhames they look the same height but you can see Kurt's quite generous heel.

Sam I was IN Dark Blue and my scene is with Kurt. I spent a lot of time talking with him between takes. He is not quite 5-9.
Nev said on 10/Apr/15
In the movie Swing Shift, Kurt appears to be 2 inches taller than Goldie Hawn (5'6") so 5'8" seems to about right for him.
184.3cm said on 26/Mar/15
if he was 5'11 peak then so was Stallone. Its a good listing.
The Horse of FUNK said on 25/Mar/15
Truth is, if he were a legit 5'11", you'd hear people mistake him for 6'0" on occasion because people tend to struggle to tell an inch difference. I'm 5'11.5" and I get 6'1" a lot. Yet, I've never, EVER heard anyone guess Kurt at 6'0". 5'9.25", maybe 5'9.5" in the past on a good day.

Nothing against the man, loves his movies, but 5'11" is total bunk and bull.
Julian said on 19/Mar/15
I think 5'9.25 is accurate. He just looks that tall. Slightly more than 5'9. But in much of his movies he wears boots, like in Escape from New York, Tombstone, Soldier. And let's not forget the long hair in the 80's that makes him look taller.
The Horse of FUNK said on 16/Mar/15
Where did this 5'11" nonsense come from for Kurt Russell? The guy has ALWAYS given me the impression of barely scraping 5'10". He just doesn't have the mensuration of someone 5'11" and he never looks it next to genuine 6-footers in movies. I've always believed he was closer to 5'9" than to 5'11". Maybe 5'9.25" is a little harsh, but something like 5'9.5" - 5'9.75" would be better.
ami said on 16/Mar/15
He is short next to Goldie Hawn And has a big head because he is so skinny in "Escape from New York"
Josh said on 4/Mar/15
5'9 and a quarter? Rob, kurt is taller than that by far.I think he almost looks like he could be 5'11 personaly
the shredder said on 26/Feb/15
Rob , this guy was clearly bigger than Mel Gibson but around an inch , something is off
CDS said on 24/Feb/15
FTR, I believe the historic records had the real Wyatt Earp at 6'2", so it would've made sense for Russell to somehow boost himself up a little. My own estimate for him is somewhere between 5'9" and 5'10" barefoot, so between 5'10" and 5'11" in shoes- hence the 5'11" claim. And Wolfman's comment about him being 5'5" and he told him he stands on boxes in the movies- LMMFAO!!! -thanks for the laugh!!
Ian C said on 15/Feb/15
Russell was too short to play Wyatt Earp because, regardless of how tall the real Earp was, the fictional Earp must always be tall. So in Tombstone Russell always wears a ridiculous long coat that is supposed to make him appear longer than he really is. Also, he looked as if he had been on a severe slimming diet, probably with the goal of making him seem taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Feb/15
Rob, you should add Breakdown to that list. Excellent movie.
[Editor Rob: yes it is a good thriller that one.]
annon said on 27/Jan/15
I give kurt russell a legit 5'10. His baseball stats shows him at 5'11. I dont think there would be a 2 inch imflation
annon said on 27/Jan/15
He was barely shorter than val kilmer in tombstone
annon said on 27/Jan/15
I think kurt russell needs an upgrade rob. He didnt look that much shorter than ray liottq in unlawful entry. Anr there are pictures on getty images that show him taller than mel gibson and in the film they made together. In BEST OF TIMES he was over 3 inches robin williams. Watch the movie
184.3cm said on 23/Dec/14
5'9 seems right, wasnt really anything in it with Stallone in Tango and Cash. Nowadays though Sly would own him by a couple inches maybe more, well BIG SLY would.
BgbJoe said on 22/Dec/14
about 5-11 or 5-12
WolfMan said on 12/Nov/14
met him when his son played hockey in Richmond, BC The guy is about 5'5-5'7. He told me stood on boxes in most of his movies and Stallone does the same. Don't trust his height in movies.
Sam said on 29/Sep/14
At times in Tango & Cash, Stallone can seem like he edges out Russell but at other times and in photos, they look quite similar, at least within half an inch of one another.
Mr. Smooth said on 14/Jul/14
In May of 1989, my sister were on a tour of Warner Brothers Studios and Mr. Russell and Mr. Stallone were making Tango and Cash. Mr. Russell walked out of a door of a building where he had just finished filming a scene and he stood right next to my sister for a moment. She was 5'9 3/4" back then and she was wearing sneakers and he was wearing sneakers. He was nearly the same height as her if not just slightly taller. He was probably 5'10". He wasn't short. I stand 6'5". Being very skinny myself at that time, I was struck by how slender he was because after seeing him in Escape from New York a couple of years before, I was expecting that in person he would have a large physique with a large bone structure. He appeared very large and muscular in Escape from New York compared to his appearances in the Disney films of his youth. Instead he had a medium to small-boned frame but he had a very well-chiseled athletic physique. It is very interesting how cameras angles can change the way people appear on film compared to they way are in person. We did not see Stallone on that studio tour.
Sam said on 14/Apr/14
I love Kurt's movies but the listing is legit IMO. In Dark Blue, you can see he's wearing almost lifted boots. I can't find the full shot online, but next to 5'11" Ving Rhames they look the same height but you can see Kurt's quite generous heel.
maximus said on 13/Apr/14
He was probably very close or right at 5'10" in his prime....that's why he didn't come across as being short.....he was 5'11" to 6' with shoes not exactly short on screen.....short would be Tom Cruise, Pacino, Hoffman etc...obviously short even in their prime.
RisingForce said on 11/Apr/14
Yeah, that's why I'd have thought he'd claim 5'10" since he's never struck me as a guy who was bothered by his height, and always comes across as one of the least vain and most down to earth actors. Maybe that 5'11"+ is in the heels he wore in costume to play Elvis!
[Editor Rob: yeah it could be a reference to height in boots which would be more believable.]
Todd said on 13/Mar/14
I met him in Vegas when he was shooting 10,000 Miles to Graceland. I'm 5'10" and I could see over his head.
greg said on 10/Jan/14
I have discovered most actors lie about height by several inches,which is funny but I guess they are trying to market themselves for movies.Hollywood must make a mint on platform shoes ha ha.
jonny s said on 21/Nov/13

tim says on 21/Jan/12
all of you are wrong,i seen him in a movie where there is a sign that states caution height clearance is 5"10 and he was at least 5" shorter then that sign

The height warning allows a little extra for dummies who cant be sure how big their vehicle is or if if laoeded/empty, full presure tyres/soft. Its not EXACTLY 5' 10" :o))))))) 555555
Sam said on 1/Nov/13
To me, at times he looks John Wayne big in Big Trouble in Little China, obviously due to his co-stars' lack of height rather being tall himself.
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Gabriel said on 14/Sep/13
"Mr. R says on 2/Jul/13
I worked with Kurt on the movie Dark Blue. We were in the same scenes together and we talked for awhile. He is a weak 5-9. "

yeah, sure you did. And I'm Santa Klaus.
JB said on 4/Sep/13
Looks 5'8" in Big Trouble in Little China
Arch Stanton said on 27/Aug/13
Yeah, nearer 5'9" than 5'10" although he can look 5'10 at times. He has about 3 inches on 5'6" Goldie Hawn in Overboard.
FM said on 8/Aug/13
Rob, is 5'9.25 his height now, or his peak height through the years?
[Editor Rob: don't think he's lost much height]
Ali said on 1/Aug/13
In Tango and cash slyvester stallone is clearly taller than him while standing naked with bare feet with whole of their bodies in one shot from foot to head. Stallone is clearly an about .75 inche taller than him. So if he is 5 9.25 then stallone is 5 10.
Rey said on 21/Jul/13
He was eating at a restaurant In Houston called Le Peep right on Westheimer Rd. I was standing behind him and he was barely 5'8" if that...This was about 2002...nice man. And yes, I would consider him taller than Stallone.
Knowitall said on 9/Jul/13
Kilmer is not six feet tall. More like five eleven max.
wiltonstilts said on 6/Jul/13
Looked 5 10 to me..
Mr. R said on 2/Jul/13
I worked with Kurt on the movie Dark Blue. We were in the same scenes together and we talked for awhile. He is a weak 5-9.
5\'7\" said on 27/Jun/13
Mike H in Tombstone Russell wore boots with a huge heel, you can see in a few scenes when he's sitting down. And whatever scenes you're talking about, I'm sure Russell was closer to the camera. With the right camera perspective you could even make ME look 5'11"
Mike H said on 12/May/13
If Kurt is 5'9 why does he look taller than Val Kilmer in Tombestone? Kilmer is 6'0 solid
Knowitall said on 10/Mar/13
We never see the two men in full shots standing together except in the shower and then only their backs. In that shot they're the same height. So I believe body doubles were used. Perhaps Russell refused to be photographed nude. Lots of celebs use body doubles.

Stallone is definitely shorter than Russell.
Knowitall said on 7/Mar/13
We only see the two men next to each other naked in a full shot from behind. Only when we see faces does the camera get in tight on them. Who knows what trickery they used.
Knowitall said on 24/Feb/13
I saw him a couple of times in person. He's five feet ten. No taller or shorter.
Simba said on 24/Feb/13
A common height for internal door frames on real domestic buildings is 78 x 30 inch, next to a standard door frame/lining Stallone often appears to be approx 5'10 in heels and in some shots he looks circa 5'7 with 11inch head clearance????
Kind of short said on 20/Feb/13
In this article, he's next to a vehicle, looking somewhat short to me. Next to Goldie as well, close to the same height.
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5\'11 barefoot said on 7/Jan/13
kurt is an average size man...with lifts he can look taller...but in barefeet he's about 5'9 right on ROb good call...
TWINGO said on 1/Dec/12
Hello, I have just watched a 1969 movie on cable tv, movie named Computador de tenis in portuguese, my language, I am in Brazil. Kurt is just a teen boy in this movie and looked an average height, being taller than many others actors. I agree with the stimated. Thanks.
heyrubes said on 21/Nov/12
Just watched him in Used Cars, he's shockingly small, the men towered over him and his female co-star was taller. I'd put him about 5' 6".
Mike said on 12/Oct/12
He was very close to in height with 6'0" Val Kilmer in "Tombstone" as mentioned in another thread. I've always suspected Russel to be at least 5'10"
RisingForce said on 23/Aug/12
Rob, just out of curiosity, what made you give him the slight upgrade? Not that I necessarily disagree, just wondering if it was a particular movie or set of premiere pictures you were looking at.
[Editor Rob: I think 176 is just a better fit...over the years he looks a solid 5ft 9]
Ed said on 29/Jul/12
But anyways, rob, You don't think he can look in the 5'8.5" - 5'8.75" range? It just seems to me that he appears that height sometimes. I might be wrong, but that's just how I see it.
Ed said on 29/Jul/12
Rob, do you think 5'8.5" is possible for Kurt's height? (Peak Height)
[Editor Rob: I still think he looks 5ft 9 range today]
bodwaya said on 14/Jun/12
he was more then 4 inches shorter then 6 foot 1 costner. On some site hes listed from 5 foot 9 to 5 foot 11. After seeing 3000 miles to graceland all of those are way off. My guess is 5 foot 8
tellem said on 9/Feb/12
kurt had footwear advantage over mel i believe. i put both men at 5'9" by the way.
RisingForce said on 8/Feb/12
I do believe that he claimed 5'10", I remember another poster mentioning he's claimed that before as well. There use to be a comment on this page where a poster claimed he saw Russell claim 5'10" in an interview with Barry Norman after Norman asked him if he was 5'8".

He's probably around 5'9", though it was strange that Russell was taller than Mel Gibson in Tequila Sunrise.
lady who spoke to him said on 28/Jan/12
i am only 5 foot tall and he was a good bit taller than me. that's the best i can give you. nice guy though. did not mind answering my question at all. did not hesitate to think just came right out and said "i'm 5'10"
lady who spoke to him said on 23/Jan/12
don't know about any media stuff or such about him just know that he is filming here in niagara falls (today being monday january 23) and when asked right to him he replied himself that he was 5 10. Just saying right from him himself
[Editor Rob: can you remember if he looked that tall in person?]
avi said on 22/Jan/12
yes can't be more he didn't look 5'9 in Breakdown...looked strong 5'8
tim said on 21/Jan/12
all of you are wrong,i seen him in a movie where there is a sign that states caution height clearance is 5"10 and he was at least 5" shorter then that sign

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