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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 and Stargate.
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WolfMan says 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 says 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 says 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.
RisingForce says on 17/Apr/14
I haven't seen Dark Blue in quite a few years, but I remember Kurt being visibly shorter than Ving Rhames, but I remember Kurt wearing sneakers, not boots. If you type "Kurt Russell Ving Rhames" in Google Images, you'll see the full shot I think you're referring to, but Ving Rhames clearly looks about 2 inches taller in it.
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.
maximus says 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 on...so not exactly short on screen.....short would be Tom Cruise, Pacino, Hoffman etc...obviously short even in their prime.
RisingForce says 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.]
RisingForce says on 11/Apr/14
Rob, I might have found a claim for Kurt from a '79 TV Guide, but what do you think it actually says? Here's exactly how it appears in the preview when you search through Google Books

"In real life, Kurt is slimmer and seems slighter, although he claims to be exactly Elvis size 5-feet- 11V4 inches."

Unfortunately, characters sometimes don't appear exactly as they were originally written on these searches. Kurt was getting a 5'11", 165 pound listing in 1997, so it's possible he was claiming 5'11", but it looks like there might have been a fraction in that TV Guide claim that didn't translate properly on the search.
[Editor Rob: possibly it was 1/4 inch, but also 3/4...I mean we all know he is basically similar to a guy like Stallone.]
Todd says 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 says 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 says on 21/Nov/13
Tim,

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 says 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 says 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 says on 4/Sep/13
Looks 5'8" in Big Trouble in Little China
Arch Stanton says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 9/Jul/13
Kilmer is not six feet tall. More like five eleven max.
wiltonstilts says on 6/Jul/13
Looked 5 10 to me..
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.
5\'7\" says 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 says 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 says 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.
mcfan says on 8/Mar/13
They're literally right next to each other and Kurt is not as tall as Stallone. Even in the other shots he is not quite as tall. I think he's 5'8.5. Billy Crudup is listed here as being 5'8 but this is an example of a guy that wears lifts most of the time. He's lucky to be 5'7 and I saw him with my own eyes and spoke with him for over 5 minutes...not knowing who this actor was.
Knowitall says 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.
mcfan says on 6/Mar/13
How can Stallone be 5'9 and Russell 5'9.25? Stallone was definitely taller than him in that movie and there is a clear scene of them barefoot together walking from the shower. I see below someone stating they were the same height, but I strongly disagree. I'd say Stallone was a half-inch to 3/4 taller than Russell. Is it possible he is only 5'8.5? I really only think he was that tall.
Knowitall says on 24/Feb/13
I saw him a couple of times in person. He's five feet ten. No taller or shorter.
Simba says 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 says 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 says 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...
Fakhrul Islam says on 13/Dec/12
well if jean claude is 177cm in the morning which is 5ft9 1/2 to three quarters im sure sylvester stallone is 5 ft 10 1/4 and kurt russel is 5 ft 10 1/2 cause 1/4 inch taller then sylvester. This all means that there close to what they say are and people should stop downgrading heights. yOU'VE GOT NO REAL PROOF.
TWINGO says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 9/Feb/12
kurt had footwear advantage over mel i believe. i put both men at 5'9" by the way.
RisingForce says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 22/Jan/12
yes can't be more he didn't look 5'9 in Breakdown...looked strong 5'8
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

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