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Matthew McConaughey's Height is 5ft 11in (180 cm)

American actor best known for roles in movies like Interstellar, Dallas Buyer's Club, Reign of Fire, Dazed & Confused, Magic Mike, U571, Sahara and A Time To Kill. In a 2005 People article it mentioned that "His bathrobe is monogrammed with 5'11 3/4", his exact height". Presumably this is to save him saying 6 words for every time someone asks him his height.

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Comment on the Height of Matthew McConaughey

Darren510 said on 21/Oct/15
The 5'11.75 comment was odd. Most guys would just say 6'0. He is hard to pin down. He can look near 6'0 at times. I say minimum 5'10.5 and 5'11.25 tops
amaterasu said on 19/Oct/15
Another 5'10" range guy, but listed as 5'11" here. His 5'11" and three quarters claim dosent even makes sense, as someone who is genuinely 5'11.75" will never claim himself as ,,5'11" and something" , but just will say 6ft. Maybe he meant hes 5'10.75" ? Which still can be just his morning height, because next to someone who is 180-1 guy like Nolan, MM looks 1in shorter.
Andrea said on 14/Oct/15
Rob, how much difference you see here? Click Here
The other guy is an italian actor i've already shown you... With James Marsden and Javier Bardem you said he could pull off 6'1 but I also told you he said 183 and 184 in the past! He recently came out with 183 again on Twitter so I doubt he's any taller than that! You can argue he's a bit over 183 but no more!
[Editor Rob: in the photo there can look 2 inches. I don't know if the Italian chap's head is slightly nearer though.]
Bugsy said on 22/Sep/15
I saw him on TV standing next to Jimmy Fallon (who is claimed as "a solid 6' guy" here). On the show, McConaughey actually looked a slight bit taller than Fallon. Something doesn't add up. In my opinion that is the fact that Jimmy Fallon is absolutely not 6 feet tall, around 5'11" would seem about right for him as well.
pauly e said on 14/Sep/15
I've always thought the same thing Mike: that the 5'11.75" claim is a shoes on height.
Mike said on 11/Sep/15
He claimed 5'11.75 in a Letterman interview, which letterman immediately dismissed, guessing "5'10" as mcconaughey's actual height. My guess would be 5'11.75 is his morning height with shoes on. Around 5'10.5 seems realistic.
juan said on 11/Aug/15
he is the same height as jared leto so he is 5 9.5 at best
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Aug/15
Rob, you should add The Wedding Planner, Dazed & Confused, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, Amistad, True Detective (TV series), Magic Mike, Killer Joe and The Lincoln Lawyer to that line. Far better known than some of the ones up there
Sam said on 21/Jul/15
Always had him down as 179cm. Solid-average/slighty above, but nothing more. I assume Letterman was probably just guessing McConaughey the lowest possible end of his range, which is not impossible to do if you're right in the middle of said heights, but I think he could measure a fraction or so above 5ft10. Nothing over 5ft11, which is a bit of a generous listing for him.
hijopotamus said on 3/Jul/15
Zyzz, did you watch the Letterman interview? I guess not.
zyzz said on 29/Jun/15
people saying he's under 180cm are delusion. McConaughey is a solid 5'11.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Jun/15
Danimal says on 16/Jun/15
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 2/May/15
Rob, do you still his claim could be the second he gets out of bed?
[Editor Rob: yeah he could measure that out of bed.]

Rob you've mastered the "neutral/safe" (politician) answer over the years, yet people still ask you daily if something is possible or

And you make ignorant statements without any evidence and actually disrespect the owner of the site.

Rob, you should bin this clown. More than 10 years of daily trolling...tragic
pauly e said on 17/Jun/15
Danimal says on 16/Jun/15
Claimed to be 5'11 3/4" on David Letterman a few years ago.

yeah and Letterman shot that right down and called him 5'10, for which MM had no rebuttal.
Judd ISR said on 16/Jun/15
Monk seal says on 2/Jun/15
My gf met him in the gym and she's five eight. She told me that he's around five seven if he's lucky. Since he was a few inches shorter than her, he's a little guy.

Danimal said on 16/Jun/15
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 2/May/15
Rob, do you still his claim could be the second he gets out of bed?
[Editor Rob: yeah he could measure that out of bed.]

Rob you've mastered the "neutral/safe" (politician) answer over the years, yet people still ask you daily if something is possible or
[Editor Rob: in Matthew's case I think it's possible. I could never buy Matthew as just 5ft 10 barefoot.]
Danimal said on 16/Jun/15
Claimed to be 5'11 3/4" on David Letterman a few years ago.
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 11/Jun/15
Is Bradley Cooper 5'9" then, Monkseal?
@MonkSeal said on 7/Jun/15
"My gf [is] five eight... he's around five seven...since he was a few inches shorter than her..."

Not sure where you learned your maths, but your story doesn't seem to check out Mr. Monk
Andrea said on 5/Jun/15
Yeah, he certainly is five seven ;)
Monk seal said on 2/Jun/15
My gf met him in the gym and she's five eight. She told me that he's around five seven if he's lucky. Since he was a few inches shorter than her, he's a little guy.
Monk seal said on 2/Jun/15
My gf met him in the gym and she's five eight. She told me that he's around five seven if he's lucky. Since he was a few inches shorter than her.
Mike said on 29/May/15
jimmy fallon was a good 2 inches taller, now i'm positive fallon wears lifts but MM looks no more 179cm.
pauly e said on 5/May/15
I think there is no chance he is ever 5'11.75 barefoot at any point during the day. maybe if he were bedridden for a week.
Dmeyer said on 4/May/15
11.75 morning 10.75 night
Dmeyer said on 4/May/15
5'10.75 11.75 mÔkes sens
184.3cm (Night) said on 4/May/15
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 2/May/15
Rob, do you still his claim could be the second he gets out of bed?
[Editor Rob: yeah he could measure that out of bed.]

I actually laughed at these comments:) I had this visual of him springing out of bed pulling on his bathrobe and jumping on a stadometer screaming 5'11 and 3 Quarters !!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/May/15
Rob, do you still his claim could be the second he gets out of bed?
[Editor Rob: yeah he could measure that out of bed.]
pauly e said on 20/Apr/15
I have met countless guys who are 5'10-ish yet claim to be 5'11.5 - 6'0. I think they genually believe they are actually that height.
MD said on 20/Apr/15
How can you say he's not insecure about it when he's practically claiming 6'0" and it's literally monogrammed on his bathrobe? lol
vfbndnxnc said on 17/Apr/15
He is 5'10" and not insecure about it, can seem a little taller because of his lean body structure. Anyway, excellent actor
Paleman said on 11/Apr/15
If he says he isn't six feet then he has got to be below it. Why would anyone ever understate their height unless they're really, really tall which McConaughey definitely isn't? Woody Harrelson is a little over 5'9, and MM still looked taller than him in True Detective (not much, though). 5'10 seems too short, but 5'11 is definitely plausible.

Woody Harrelson height: 177cm
Matthew McCounaughey height: 180cm
b-mint1994 said on 16/Mar/15
He looks the same height as Nolan in some of the pictures of them together.
184.3cm said on 6/Mar/15
Was he really listed at 6'1? Sometimes he can look 5'10 flat but still 5'10.5 when straight. 5'11.75 in his running shoes.
Dr. Mantis Toboggan said on 4/Mar/15
After seeing the George Lopez interview and the slight difference between him and Woody in True Detective. I'd peg Matthew around 5'10, I am a fan of his so there is no bias.

I think it's just Hollywood, the 2 inch rule seems true for many.

He's certainly not "short" but I think all celebrities embellish a bit.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Mar/15
"if he were a legit 5'11.75, alot of people would call him 6' or 6'1."

He was listed at both of those marks early on in his career, actually.
Mr Hight said on 23/Feb/15
Just watch the Oscars...after Cate Blanchet 5'8" and the Oscar Winner 5'11", lectivo the stage, Matthew enters and you can see the difference between them using the mic as reference! No more then 5'9"!!!!
Sixseven said on 19/Feb/15
He looks shorter than Jennifer Lawrence and she is 5'7".
CDS said on 18/Feb/15
I dunno if this should go here or over in the Woody Harrelson thread, but I have to disagree with some of the comments below. In both the film "EdTV" and on HBO's "True Detective", I saw no more than a 1/2 inch-to an inch difference between MM and Woody. The photo someone shared below, separate from those two shows, definitely had at least a 2" difference between the two, but MM could've had lifts on (Woody on the other hand, doesn't seem like the type to wear lifts for some reason-??). I say MM 5'10" (maybe 5'10 1/4") and Woody 5'9.5"-barefoot end of day heights.
Darren510 said on 18/Feb/15
I use to think he was 5'10, but after watching more of his stuff 5'11 seems more likely. He looks solidly over average but not exactly tall.
pauly e said on 17/Feb/15
yeah, if he were a legit 5'11.75, alot of people would call him 6' or 6'1. i posted a pic of MM and Drew Brees (measured 6'0.25" at 7 am at the combine) and MM looked 2" less in all the pictures.

i wonder if he's even 5'11.75 in footwear, except for maybe right out of bed?
CDS said on 16/Feb/15
As mentioned in the thread- looked shorter than 5'11" Bill Paxton in "U-571" and shorter than 5'10" Danny McBride on HBO's "Eastbound & Down". Will have to side with David Letterman on his show who estimated him at 5'10" if for no other reason than, if you're a legit 5'11 3/4" you pretty much are 6 feet even, so would have no reason to claim anything other than 6 feet.
bandet said on 6/Feb/15
bornlastnight, i think you were born yesterday. He's such an easy 5ft11. Man, there some people who can't see anything right on here.
BornLastnight said on 28/Jan/15
This guy is much much shorter than 6'. On stage with some officials from my company, this guy looked like a small child. He's lucky if he is 5' 8".
THEguy said on 13/Jan/15
Great actor, not 5'11 though. He was a cm or two beneath Danny Mcbride in EB&D. Mcbride is about 5'10.75. MM is 5'10.25 - 5'10.5
Paul e said on 3/Jan/15
I agree 184.3 and weird
Weird said on 2/Jan/15
If you look at the the appearance on letterman on youtube, once DL asks him how he is, MM breaks eye contact reflexively because he knows he is about to lie.

It's nothing official, but I lived in Austin for my college years, and had a number of my friends run into this guy running in one of the parks there.
Without even being prompted, they all mentioned how small he is.

I'd be shocked if he were even a true 5'10 w/o shoes. It usually takes something significant for multiple people to question your height.
184.3cm said on 29/Dec/14
He said himself that "Ive never seen 6 foot in my life". So the man knows himself he is too far from 6' to claim it. If your sighting is true Jenna then your boyfriend aint 6'0 183cm.
He is somewhere 5'10.25-5'10.75 id bet my house on it.
Jenna said on 27/Dec/14
My boyfriend and I met him at a football game a couple of months ago. I noticed his height because I noticed he was wearing effing flip-flops!! He's the same height as my bf who is 6' and was wearing sneakers. He does have lousy posture though for somebody who looks as fit as he does. He kind of slouches. His wife (who is gorgeous) was also wearing flip-flops and she's taller than me (I'm 5'8").
Matt said on 20/Dec/14
He is probably 5'10 3/4" (179.25cm) Without shoes
Crypto139 said on 20/Dec/14
Wait he is this short? It is weird to see that I guess. I just watched Interstellar today and I noticed he was about 1 or slightly over 1 inch taller than a 5 feet 10 Matt Damon. Though he just have the proportions of a 6 feet 1 or 2 guy to me. Like he looks tall for a guy that is 5 feet 11. Maybe it's his body type, his head, or posture but he just looks tall.
antron said on 11/Sep/07
Rob you need to downgrade him three qtrs of an inch. With Portis, Armstrong and Fox he just looks no taller than 5'10 (but also no shorter I might add).

[Editor Rob: the angle was interesting in the old portis video, in that, the nfl guy was closer to the camera for most of the clip.]
Viper said on 16/Aug/07
Mcconaughey looking shorter than 5-10.5 Clinton Portis pretty much seals the deal for me that he isnt over 5-10 for sure.
I'm what I am said on 15/Aug/07
I've never seen a 6' Matthew McConaughey. I'm not a type who like downgrading the other. But I have to say that Rob is very generous to give him 5'11. He has a good body, good posture and good lifts to make him look taller.
ras said on 5/Jul/07
Maybe I exagerated and they wera all on steps in the first pic, but in the second pic he looks noticably taller than Armstrong (more than an inch), he should have been using boots, otherwise he can't be just 5'10.75.
ras said on 5/Jul/07
Why does he look much taller than that in these pics?

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Gyllenhaal can't be as tall as 6', more like 5'10.5 if he's slouching. Lance Armstrong sure looks considerably much shorter than 5'9.75 there (like 5'9), yet he looks in the 177 cms height next to Glenn. McConaughey can't have only an inch on Armstrong if he is 5'10.75. Look at the second picture, that's not an inch of difference, he's even got bad posture and is taller than Gyllenhhaal. What the heck happened? Was he on a step with Gyllenhaal? Was he wearing boots? It's these kinda pictures that own my judgement. One thing I can notice is that he likes looking tall next to other celebrities...

[Editor Rob: there's an insane photo of Bill Paxton 'towering' over this guy. Its true his height varies as much as his hairline.]
Anonymous said on 2/Jul/07
He looked a good bit shorter than 5'11.5 Bill Paxton in U571.
S. Ray said on 28/Jun/07
Yah, honestly, he cant be more than 5.9" 1/2. Look at the photo with him jogging beside 5.9" Lance Armstrong, Matthew almost looks a bit shorter. Lifts can do dramatic things people!!
Mr. G said on 27/Jun/07
More proof. I saw him at a bar in DC several years back. I am 6'1. I walked right past him and was towering over him. I'd say he is 5'9.5-5'10 tops.
glenn said on 24/Jun/07
i saw him always look 5-11ish.and looked that tall next to 5-9 jon bon jovi in that movie.
Viper said on 23/Jun/07
So Mr R., even you could admit he could be just shy of 5-10. Kinda like Clooney.
Mr. R said on 22/Jun/07
I saw Matt across the street when that submarine movie came out, and he was the shortest man standing in front of the theater going in. I have always thought that he was no taller than 5-10.
Viper said on 20/Jun/07
Yep, by an inch.
Anonymous said on 20/Jun/07
yeah, isn't Clinton Portis 5'10.5 and wasn't he taller than Matthew?
Viper said on 19/Jun/07
I think Matthew being over 5-10 is absured now. He plain as day looked an inch shorter than a 5-10.5 measured athlete for lords sakes. Face to Face. The most I give him is 5-9 3/4.
Anonymous said on 19/Jun/07
Rob,I don't doubt it. Tall is a relative term though. My mother in law has referred to me as tall before and I'm 5'10.5 - 5'11 depending on the time of day. Mind you she's 5'3. My 5'8 wife has also called me short before. She was also in her 4 inch heels that put her at about 5'11. Depends on who's doing the height judging.
Anonymous said on 18/Jun/07
Yeah, I think he's 5'10-5'11. He doesn't really have the body to be much more than that.

[Editor Rob: I remember reading some actress describing how she liked tall men and in the same sentence she used the words Matthew McConaughey...]
Anonymous said on 15/Jun/07
viper seriously hes not under 5 10 thats aburd
dmeyer said on 14/Jun/07
he towers by 13 cm on pcino so 181 but maybe lifts
Anonymous said on 12/Jun/07
yeah, 5'11.75" claim reeks of overcompensation.
Viper said on 22/May/07
That could be his height in lifts at this point.
Matthew Fan said on 21/May/07
His bathrobe is monogrammed with 5'11 3/4", his exact height.
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Diogeneze said on 20/May/07
in that pic with Armstrong (5-9.75), he looks about the same height, maybe half an inch more at most. seems to have short legs - wonder if he is in boots and/or lifts in the pic on the Armstrong page where he looks a good bit taller.
invisible said on 19/May/07
with Metthew Fox who said himself "I'm 6'2"
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with 5'9.75 Lance Armstrong
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There is no chance for him being over 5'11. Rob could be correct.
Ed Kline said on 19/May/07
"Is it possible to fluctuate more than a 1/2 inch between morning and evening?"

as an adult I have been measured as tall as 5'9 and 1/8 and as short as 5'8, and 5/8 on a stadiometer...also i have walked bare foot from one stadiometer to another in my buddies( he is an M.D. )exam rooms and had a variance of 1/4 of an inch. So i dont trust stadiometers as the absolute last word in height. If I have my wife measure me in the morning, I am always at least 5'9 and after a 16 hour day 5'8 and half at least.
discalimer : all my heights are based upon me standing as absolutely tall as I can. Unlike that 'Frank2' who claims 5'11 and 1/2 with a relaxed posture and them claims all the hollywood people he has been around must be shorter than they claim. I bet my butt if Frank2 stood as straight as he could when he was younger he topped out over 6'. He's skewing everything short.
Aaron said on 11/May/07
TNTinCA, it is possible to fluctuate more than half an inch. It seems different people shrink more during the day. My morning height (like right when I get out of bed) is 5'11.25" and then at night (right before I get in bed) is 5' 10.25". Of course my change is probably more drastic because as I said I measure my morning height with only taking a few steps and then I take my night height at like 12:30 or 1 am, seconds before falling into bed.
Anonymous said on 23/Apr/07
My height fluctuates almost 3/4 of an inch from 5'11.25 at 7am down to a shade over 5'10.5 by 11pm. If I've done squats that day, it'll be a shade below 5'10.5 at night.
the shredder said on 23/Apr/07
LOL ... Yea . I just got finish watching Reign of Fire about 2 hours ago ! ... McConaughey is only 5'10.5 max or Bale is 6'0.5 ?

[Editor Rob: remember how butler looked in that? Not seen it since it came out...]
TNTinCA said on 21/Apr/07
You know, I happened to catch a re-run of Reign of Fire last night. When Matthew and Christian Bale were face to face, I could have sworn it was at least an inch of difference, potentially more. So if Christian Bale is 6 foot, I would put Matthew somewhere between 5'10.5" and 5'11". Of course, the movie angles could have been a factor. Hard to say for sure.

I guess it also depends on how much his height deviates from morning until evening. Maybe his morning height is over 5'11" and his evening height is lower. I am not sure what is standard in this regard, but when I tried it, my height changed by almost a half inch. (5'10 1/4" in the morning, 5'9 3/4" evening)

Is it possible to fluctuate more than a 1/2 inch between morning and evening?
Viper said on 20/Apr/07
He can look 5-11 in movies but I sure dont buy that in reality. I now think hes 5-9 1/2. He looked an inch shorter than 5-10 1/2 Clinton Portis in that face off.
the shredder said on 19/Apr/07
I think he can look an easy 5'11 in movies , but I think he is 5'10.5ish because he was only slightly taller then Keven Spacey who claims 5'10 .

So IMO 5'10.5 , maybe 5'11 .
MD said on 17/Apr/07
He's nothing over 180 cm, and most likely a bit shorter.
invisible said on 15/Apr/07
how can he be 184 cm if Lance Armstrong is 177 cm:

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Nicola Phan said on 14/Apr/07
No, no, I'm sure 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) is not Matthew McConaughey's height , eveybody says his exact height is 6ft 0,5 in (184 cm). That 's correct because he looks taller than 5 ft 11 in
dmeyer said on 26/Mar/07
i understand whi you list him 5'10.75 cause he can look 179 in pics
anonymous said on 23/Mar/07
Anonyymi said "What gives these guys the posture and appearance of a giant? What makes them distinguish from the crowd despite their average height?" The answer is lifts most likely...
Anonyymi said on 23/Mar/07
How do these "world's sexiest men" make themselves appear so tall? I thought McConaughey was 6ft2, and imagined Brad Pitt to be about the same height.. Actually, they are about as tall as myself, and I often feel really short, especially near tall people. What gives these guys the posture and appearance of a giant? What makes them distinguish from the crowd despite their average height?
Brad said on 13/Mar/07
I saw him in Austin Texas at roadhouse without Sandra years ago around South By Southwest music time. He's 5' 11".
Anonymous said on 5/Feb/07
Same height at Woody Harrelson in Ed TV. I'd say 5'9"
jason said on 1/Feb/07
i think there is a possebility that he is like 179-180 cm or a bit more, ok in the 178-182 zone and that is playing it safe.
Anonymous said on 31/Jan/07
met him a couple times in new orleans. once in the park and another time walking down bourbon street. shorter than 5'11. somewhere in the 5'10" range. didn't check out the footwear.
Glenn said on 19/Jan/07
He really is 5-11.2 inches taller than Bon Jovi in that movie.
Anonymous said on 17/Jan/07
Walked by me on the street in London a little while back. I'm 5'10" (aprox 5'11" with shoes). He was quite a bit shorter than me - which surprised me - but his voice was unmistakeable (was on the phone). Would say 5'8"-9" is probably more like it.
007 said on 16/Jan/07
In the pic with sly he looks about 5'10" and about the same in the movie Failure to launch. About the body proportions, i have noticed his short armlength too. But i guess it is a good thing, cause then they easier look more muscular.
sam said on 30/Dec/06
Looking downright tiny standing next to Fox. That picture makes 5'9 for McConaughey seem like the more realistic estimate.
Matthew McConaughey said on 22/Dec/06
I'm 5'8"
Navarro State Fan, from your comment, you're a short fella', correct?
dmeyer said on 17/Dec/06
5'10.75 but no less like 5'11.75 in 1 inch sleepers
Will said on 16/Dec/06
Matthew was in my hometown of Huntington West Virginia for the premiere of We Are Marshall, and I saw the man face to face. I am 5'7, he is maybe one inch taller than me. Don't think he had on lifts though. I'd say he's 5'8.5 tops.
Anthony said on 9/Dec/06
I agree, Viper. He seems to be 5'9-ish to me and close to 6' with footwear enhancements. Also, pay attention to Matthew's body proportions, specifically his arms. They're very short in length, and Matthew is supposedly very self conscious about it (the same way Cruise is about his height, I'm serious). He often ties to hide it in photos by either crossing them or putting them behind his head. There's a video on youtube, quite funny actually, that dissects this theory. A guy who's 5'10-5'11 minimum would've longish physical proportions.
Viper652 said on 1/Dec/06
Portis is 5-10 1/2 Max. Matthew is 5-9 1/2-5-9 3/4.
Anonymous said on 30/Nov/06
compared to Portis I'd say he'd be closer to 5'10.75" in the morning.
dmeyer said on 23/Nov/06
he could be 5'11.75 morning like me
Chris said on 22/Nov/06
Reehan-Interesting, were you suprised by his height?
reehan said on 21/Nov/06
i meet him in a pub in cairns ,he was here shooting a movie he is the same height as myself 180 he was wearing runners
Navarro State Fan said on 17/Nov/06
I used to toss in bed at night wondering the exact height of Matthew McConaughey but I think we're on the verge of unraveling the mystery. There are two certainties, he's probably taller the 5'9 and most likely shorter than 5'11. We've made some real progress here, boys. Let's keep those posts coming!!
The Horse of FUNK said on 14/Nov/06
McConaughey's like me: I'm 5'11.5 and easily look taller when I'm around people similar to my height or shorter than me. Just about everybody I know thinks I'm 6' - 6'1. However, when I get around guys who are truly tall, like 6'1 or 6'2+, it's obvious I don't measure up to the 6' - 6'1 people think I am. Apparently McConaughey is in the same boat, as he clearly doesn't measure up more than 5'10.5, or maybe even 5'10, around guys who are clearly taller.

[Padraig: Sh*t, I accidentally deleted your big long post, it was the picture of matt and anthony I think you were describing. Sorry :-/]
dmeyer said on 18/Sep/06
in some movies looks 6 feet
Chris said on 15/Sep/06
In "A time To Kill" Matthew and Kevin Spacey looks the same height. I know it is hard to tell from movies but I do think Mattew is closer to 5'11'' than Kevin Spacey.
dmeyer said on 31/Aug/06
he is listed as 184 182 183 i think 181 is possible or 180
Stuart Thompson said on 30/Aug/06
My a*se is he 5ft 11!!!!!
Viper652 said on 15/Aug/06
The guy is shorter than NFLer Clinton portis, 5-10 Max.
Frank2 said on 14/Aug/06
More publicity BS. Matthew is 5'10". And for once Glenn is right when he wrote: a real a**hole back in the day.
Chris said on 14/Aug/06
He is descrieb as 5'11''in Times Topics
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dmeyer said on 13/Aug/06
he got listed at 5 feet11 in people mag this week
John Doe said on 7/Aug/06
Good, people can just scroll and click.
MD said on 7/Aug/06
John, I posted the pic with David Strathairn below quite some time ago.
dmeyer said on 1/Aug/06
thanks glenn
Glenn said on 28/Jul/06
No MD.with all due respect,Dmeyer is pretty accurate.
MD said on 27/Jul/06
dmeyer, despite that actors are more often than not shorter than they appear you give EVERYBODY an inch up on their height.
dmeyer said on 27/Jul/06
i think he is about 5 11 but can look taller sometimes he dosnt have a very long body like 6 feet or 6 1 guys do
dmeyer said on 25/Jul/06
it seems more realistic
Anonymous said on 9/Jul/06
This guy needs to come down to 5'10" after seeing the Portis clip.
Gotxo said on 8/Jul/06
Yeah, that makes sense, i'm 5'11" and most of the times i'm measured give 183 or 184cm, with my asics or in regular shoes.
samsl said on 3/Jul/06
I believe that the Combine heights, include shoes. That's the only way I (6') could stand taller than Jason Avant (Michigan) who measured out at 6'1. I've played basketball against him and he is easily an inch shorter than me.
MD said on 30/Jun/06
Uh-oh, looks like he may be 5'10"...a robe replacement is in order, it seems, ;)
Anonymous said on 29/Jun/06
there is a video of him and clinton portis on, clinton who is listed at 5-11 has about a inch on him, making him no more than 5-10.

[Editor Rob: nice spot, about 3/4 way in they face to face...]
Glenn said on 22/Jun/06
He always seemed near 6ft to me.and he was a few inches taller than Jon Bon Jovi(5-9) in this movie still I have,which makes sense to my sightings.then he must wear lifts.a real a**hole back in the day.
Lala said on 21/Jun/06
I was listening to a radio show this morning and they had a segment on celebrity encounters and geeking out in front of them. Anyway, this girl called in and said that Matthew walked into her store and he helped him around...she "geekiness" came in when she expressed to him how short he was, she said she was 6 ft. and asked that she asked him if he was about 5'9". Girl went on to say that Matthew responded, and was very adamant, that he was 5'9.5".
Frank2 said on 21/Jun/06
If McConaughey is 5'11" then I'm six feet.
MD said on 20/Jun/06
Yeah, I think 5'11" is the very top of the scale, here. 5'11.5" just seems out his reach on this one, barefoot.
Sof said on 19/Jun/06
My boss just saw him out this weekend in Austin and stood next to him at the bar while ordering drinks. He said he was surprised to see that M.M. is about 5'9.5" - 5'10" and no more. He did mention that he was very cool and laid-back!
Viper652 said on 7/Jun/06
The exact 5-11 height inscribed on Matts bathrobe might be his height in shoes.

[Editor Rob:

maybe his Doctor measured him and you know, maybe the Doc had just seen Frailty and thought "better give this guy 3/4's extra!"]
CJ said on 6/Jun/06
yeah- i have always figured him 2 be shorter than 6'0 but in the movie with Jennifer lopez( she's about 5'5 and 1/2) and he was about 5 inches over j lo(even though she is kinda short) but yeah he is small-but he's still fine as heck!
Frank2 said on 6/Jun/06
Not the Matthew McConaughey I stood next to at the Oscars. That McConaughey is 5'10". I was at least an inch taller. Glenn, explain how he can be almost 6' when he's only a couple of inches shorter than 5'8" Bill Macy? But what I'd really like to know is how a nearly 6' tall guy can look so short next to 6'2" Anthony Edwards.

Maybe some of these celebs hire doubles and then get screwed when the doubles aren't as tall. Even Saddam was smart-enought to hire tall body doubles!
Glenn said on 5/Jun/06
always looked 6ft to me.he is 5-11.5.
MD said on 5/Jun/06
I suspect 5'10.5", as well, barefoot, which would make him the height listed right...if he was in shoes. :)
RW said on 5/Jun/06
I think McConaughey looks 5'10-5'11 in the pictures Frank2 provided. I suspect maybe his height might be 5'10.5
Viper652 said on 5/Jun/06
Frank, Mr R on here said Matthew looked 5-10 to him in person as well.
MD said on 4/Jun/06
Rob, what do you think of my latest picture post (6/5/06)

[Editor Rob: mcon is putting head forward a bit more, so hard to say exactly]
frank p said on 5/May/06
See now I think he's one of those actors that looks TALLER to me than shorter. I would've said 6 to 6"1. Man it's hard to tell with Hollywood, they can do so many things on camera to create an illusion.
Eddd said on 20/Mar/06
181cm, sounds fair.
Mr. R said on 18/Mar/06
Actually, Matt freely admits that he was upset about losing his hair, and used some product from Canada, which restored it. I think he became their spokeperson.
Anonymous said on 16/Mar/06
I think the upgrade in Matthew's height is accurate. He does look closer to 6 foot. The fact that he monogrammed his bathrobe with 5'11 3/4" leads me to believe its a morning height. That being said, a daytime height of 5'11.5" is very feasible.
larry said on 16/Mar/06
Matthew lives in Austin, where I am most of the time. I've never seen him, but a professor pal of mine at UT had him in a class and knew him casually. So I asked HIM how tall Mr. McConaughey is and he said; "About 6 foot". My friend is ~ 5'10". This IS second hand of course, and perhaps I'll run into Matthew personally some evening in a 6th Street Pub? :-)
Rob: the 6 foot charcter actor in ALIENS was Michael Biehn (sp?). He played Johnny Ringo in TOMBSTONE.

[Editor Rob: I was thinking of the Apone guy, but actually I think Paxton could actually look six foot, well when he's talking to sigourney in the film he does]
dmeyer said on 15/Mar/06
hey rob i think you should upgreat a lithel bill paxton since he apears taller than matthew in u571 exept if he wears lifts

[Editor Rob: that was the big thing, does he wear lifts...but barefoot maybe he could still be 5ft 11.5ish, he did look a little bit shorter than the guy in aliens barefoot who is a 6 footer]
sam said on 15/Mar/06
He did look slightly shorter than Christian Bale. If Bale is indeed 6 feet even, then McConaughey is probably about 5'11".
dmeyer said on 14/Mar/06
usualy matthew looks 181 182 cm range but sometimes he looks taller
Ted said on 4/Mar/06
Rob, isn't early morning height your accurate height?

[Editor Rob: if you are using your early morning height to compare your own height against somebody else, it might not be accurate. Say on average people get measured from 1-2pm, then you could use your own height at that time of day as the 'best measure' to compare against others.

I have a 'theory' that with some people, they are unaware of their height being taller earlier in the morning. So, they may have measured themselves say at 5ft 3 and a half. Then they think 'bummer' and the thought on their mind 'I'll measure myself tomorrow, so get up early and measure themselves and wow they're 5ft 4!
TNTinCA said on 4/Dec/05
Maybe he includes his hair with the 5'11 3/4 height.

Makes me wonder if I should monogram my bathrobe at 5'9 7/8" or 5'10 1/2" (hair included) :)
dmeyer said on 4/Dec/05
if he looks 181 then 182 cm is possible
TNTinCA said on 3/Dec/05
According to this article in People:,19736,1113899_1129980,00.html

It says he has a bathrobe that is monogrammed "5'11 3/4" which is supposed to be his exact height. Is it possible that he would make up such a strange height for himself if it wasn't true?

[Editor Rob: this is a guy who plays bongo drums...anything is possible!]
Viper652 said on 29/Nov/05
I think he is 5-10, but comes across being shorter at times. I remember Mr. R saying Kevin Bacon was really 5-8.5, and he sure comes across as being taller then Mcconauhey.
MD said on 19/Nov/05
Well, well, this is interestingly bizzare, indeed. It does seem like overcompensation. Maybe he's really 5'10.25" lol
Mr. R said on 18/Nov/05
In the current issue of people Magazine, our newest "Sexiest Man Alive" once again sticks to his "five-eleven and three/quarters" story. The article notes that he has this number imprinted on his bath robe, as it is his "exact height". Besides this fact being a little bizarre, I also think he is stretching a bit. If he were really this height, he would just say 6 feet. My guess is this is his shoe/Texas boot height, and he is between 5-10 and 5-11.

[Editor Rob: maybe I should get 174.2cm imprinted on my bathrobe? Then when I get out of bed it is true for a couple of minutes!]
MD said on 2/Oct/05
The height listed seems about right. He looked only to be an inch taller than Jay Leno, so he could be anywhere from 5'-10.5" to 5'-11.5" no more or less.
FASULO said on 2/Oct/05
If McConaughey is 177-178,being 4-5 cm shorter than Paxton,Bale is 180 as i've claimed
Timbo said on 1/Oct/05
I agree with C-3po Matthew was about 2" shorter than Bill Paxton in U-571. Paxton is reportedly 5'11 so Mr. McConaughey looks to be about 5'10 tops?
Mr. R said on 16/Sep/05
Anonymous, I am a college professor, actor-singer, non-profit consultant, Doctoral student. I used to do a lot of extra work in LA, so I would see alot of folks. Now, I just keep my eyes open when I hang out around town.
Anonymous said on 14/Sep/05
I got two questions for you Mr. R. First off what is your occupation? Secondly how do you manage to see so many famous people? By the look of your comments it sounds like you've seen everyone in Hollywood.
mcfan said on 14/Sep/05
Christian Bale was slightly taller than Matthew McConaughey by about a half-inch in "Reign of Fire."
Kazuya said on 7/Sep/05
Rob, how did you come to the conclusion that McConaughey is 5'11? His net listing is 6'0 1/2 and he at least seems this tall on screen, so what evidence/pictures lead you to this height?
CelebHeights Editor said on 19/Aug/05
From a newsgroup: "Saw Matthew McConaughey at the DMV .... Seemed taller than I'd thought."
MHouillon said on 6/Aug/05
McConaughey is 181cm.

To Mr.R: I should tell you, which celeb you have underrated ? Hell, it would be easier to name the few who have not been underrated by you (Indeed a very short list)
But if I have a special celeb "in sight", I'll let you know.

[Editor Rob: to be fair, Mr R probably tears his hair out when I/others don't believe some of his own estimations. If I didn't know what R did as a profession I'd be more inclined to dismiss them, but as he seems a man of intelligence I don't see him having any reason not to report what he believes are heights of celebs based on his own personal encounter]

Tuco said on 5/Aug/05
He was originally listed as 5'11 even. Then it stretched to 5'11 3/4, and now even up to 6'0 1/2 on most sites.

In truth, he's probably a solid 181cm
Mr. R said on 5/Aug/05
Okay MHouillon, I have to defend my honor. Smoke was a high school student who had different views than I, but he had never seen any of the folks that I have seen personally. I NEVER underlisted anyone, but gave what I believe to be an accurate assessment of my personal experience. In addition, there are a number of folks who I have said were close to their reported height (Will Smith, Bob Saget) or higher (Nicole Kidman). I can say that in all cases, those who folks believe I underlisted I too believed them to be taller, but that's what Hollywood does - creates a world of myth and magic. In addition, there are certain folks (Kiefer Sutherland) who people believed I underlisted, but eventually pictures appeared which validated my report. I offer you a challenge - tell me who I have underlisted and I will attempt to support my view. PS - MD who wrote after you comes to the same conclusion about McConaughey that I did!
MD said on 5/Aug/05
The man looks to be 5'-11.5" at most with regular shoes. I think barefoot he's probably 5'-10" to 5'-10.5" but no less.
PC said on 4/Jul/05
Ive met Matt several times over the past few years and can say for sure that he is 5'11". I saw him in Alabama two weeks ago and i'm 5"10" and as he stood next to me he was just a little taller than me.
Smoke said on 5/Mar/05
I think Mr R has a penchant for underlisting everyone's height for some reason. There's no way McConaughey is anything less than 5'11", just about every height listed by him is docking atleast an inch or half inch from the person's actual height. 177 cm (almost 5'10" is average height for a man), there is no way Matt McConaughey is only 2 cms taller than the average man.
Mr R said on 14/Feb/05
I saw him at the U-571 premiere, and he was pretty much the shortest man around, save Harvey Keitel. I would say 5'10.5" at best.

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