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Matthew McConaughey height: 5ft 11in (180 cm)

American actor best known for roles in movies like Dallas Buyer's Club, Reign of Fire, 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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The Shredder says on 8/Sep/14
5'11 if Glover was a real 6'3.
Soldier 5.11.75 (182.24) says on 5/Sep/14
i guess McConaughey use to be 5.11.5 in his 20 because here he is with peak 6.3 danny glover's and he look a least 5.11.5 in that photo Click Here
pauly e says on 21/Aug/14
If he were 5'11.75" in shoes then would he really be a full 5'11?

Most shoes i wear give me 1.25". I am 5'10.5 and am 5'11.75 in shoes most of the time.

Still have a hard time seeing him much over 5'10. mostly due to what i read on here of personal encounters, Mr. R's estimate, Letterman's 5'10 comment, etc...
Sam says on 8/Aug/14
"The caveat is, there is a * beside it and on the inside label it says 'in shoes'"...Haha, that is is one lengthy bathrobe monogram, I'd guess being facetious I think but his being 5'11.75" in shoes is believable depending on his footwear.
The Shredder says on 8/Aug/14
Rob , can he be 5'11.75 ?
[Editor Rob: surely you don't pay all that money for a personally inscribed bathrobe saying 5ft 11.75 unless you are that height ;) The caveat is, there is a * beside it and on the inside label it says 'in shoes'
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pauly e says on 8/Aug/14
Danimal says on 4/Aug/14
He claimed to be 5'11 3/4" last year on David Letterman (at 3:40):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AGsR4lY69I

Dave's response tells me all I need to know about MM's height.
Danimal says on 4/Aug/14
He claimed to be 5'11 3/4" last year on David Letterman (at 3:40):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AGsR4lY69I
Dejavu says on 30/Jul/14
5'11 looks right. He looks an inch shorter than Channing Tatum.
Clay says on 19/May/14
170 more like he's usually a solid 185 lbs when not into anorexia for a movie role.
Elias says on 18/May/14
For me both Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey and Matt Bomer can be anything between 5'10 and 5'11
Edy91 says on 15/May/14
Rob, can you explain the fact that if Jared Leto is 5'9 (probably 174) it doesn't look like there is 6 cm of differences. I think 178 (5'10) is great for him.
lion says on 10/May/14
Seen him as he was waiting for his limousine after he completed the Malibu triathlon in 2008. He's very close to 6'0. Looked in good shape and very athletic.
lion says on 10/May/14
Seen him as he was waiting for his limousine after he completed the Malibu triathlon in 2008. He's very close to 6'0. Looked in good shape and very athletic.
Arch Stanton says on 30/Apr/14
48 lbs actually Emmett. He's usually around 180.
Emmett says on 29/Apr/14
@Joanna He was so skinny because he dropped 35 lbs for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. He's usually a pretty solid 170 or so.
Sam says on 14/Apr/14
I think this is a case where the distortion that Rob describes on the Gwendoline Christie page is described but McConaughey looks quite a bit shorter here than 6'0.5" listed Bradley Cooper.
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[Editor Rob: in that case there is like a 16 degree camera tilt in Bradley's favour, the object between them is a vertical pole, that gives an idea how much of a tilt is occuring.

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Sam says on 9/Apr/14
I thought he looked better in True Detective with lean looks (after regaining some during his sickly emaciated look in Dallas Buyer's Club/Wolf of Wall Street) than he did in his muscular, meathead looking days.
Joanna says on 9/Apr/14
My boyfriend and I met him briefly on the UT campus last year. My boyfriend is 6' barefoot. I'm 5'10" barefoot. MM had sneakers on and he was pretty much the same height as my bf (also in sneakers) and taller than me (I had 1" heels on. He was very thin and he has terrible posture (which probably accounts for all these variations in estimations in how tall he is). He has beautiful, hooded eyes, dark Scandinavian-type skin, cheekbones you could slash your wrists on, a long neck. He seems very athletic and is physically very graceful like a dancer which surprised me. Too skinny, but very hot all the same.
pauly e says on 7/Apr/14
MD says on 7/Apr/14
Well, because he was never 182cm, and plus he's American so he'd never say "182cm".

exactly. it is the old trick of throwing out some ridiculously precise measurement in an attempt to sound honest.

He is difficult to nail down because he can look tall at at times but can look small next to tallish people too. I totally buy anything from Mr R's assessment of 5-9.75 to 5-10.5. I have a hard time seeing anything over that.
SAK says on 7/Apr/14
Heylo says: Looks 5'10 at times but i think that's because he has a bit long upper body in relation to his legs which could make him look shorter. I Think something like 179-180 is correct.
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I agree. He has long torso and short legs. Therefore he looks short for his height. I also see 179-180cm for him at best. But a flat 5f10 is too low for him.
MD says on 7/Apr/14
Well, because he was never 182cm, and plus he's American so he'd never say "182cm".
chrisssss says on 6/Apr/14
If your 182cm.. why do tell people 5'11 three quaters? Jeez just say 6feet, the fractions sound so stupid, and mm us more a weak 5'11
Sam says on 4/Apr/14
It would have been interesting to see how McConaughey and DiCaprio compared when they did The Wolf of Wall Street but alias they never stand next to each other. I'd guess DiCaprio would edge him out but not by much. IMO, McConaughey looks 5'10.5"-5'11" and DiCaprio more of an even 5'11".
Heylo says on 1/Apr/14
Looks 5'10 at times but i think that's because he has a bit long upper body in relation to his legs which could make him look shorter. I Think something like 179-180 is correct.
Seahawksfan 187-188 CM says on 31/Mar/14
By 5'8 Tom Cruise:



6'0.5/184 CM easily.
[Editor Rob: there's a virus on that page you linked to so I will remove the link, best do a scan of your computer...]
pauly e says on 31/Mar/14
a friend of mine also met him and told me that McConaughey was my height. I am 5'10.5.
cole says on 29/Mar/14
The previous 5'10.75 was good.
lelman says on 29/Mar/14
A friend of mine met him and said he was taller than him. My friend is about 5'10.5-5'11. You think it was lifts?

He honestly looks a similar height to Woody Harrelson if you ask me.
Dejavu says on 28/Mar/14
He looked 3 inches shorter than John cusack.
Mr. R says on 28/Mar/14
Come on Rob! At least take him down to 5-10.5 For me. Mr. R. I've been loyal to you all these years!
Balrog says on 27/Mar/14
179-180cm is my guess for him, previous listing at 5'10.75" was better IMO
pauly e says on 25/Mar/14
I just do buy a full 5'11 for this guy. Letterman says 5'10, Mr. R says 5'10. I'd guess a little over 5'10 at best. He looked 5'10 in fools gold next to kate hudson in the scene where they are both barefoot.

it was years ago, but does anyone remember seeing the footage of him and 5'10.5 clinton portis eye to eye on nfl.com? Portis was taller. I can't seem to find it anywhere now though..
Emmett says on 23/Mar/14
When he's wearing his bathrobe mostly (in the morning I assume), he probably is 5'11.75.
Olivia says on 11/Mar/14
I met McConaughey when he was in the locker room training for We Are Marshall...he was in running shoes and I'd peg him at just under 5'11. I think he's a solid 5'10 barefoot. Regardless, such a genuinely nice guy and brilliantly talented actor.
Sam says on 10/Mar/14
I was wrong about his Oscar and, now that I've seen the role. I respect his commitment to the role and how he managed to generate sympathy for a hard-to-like kind of guy but I just can't seem to make myself a fan of his. Perhaps I'm not convinced of McConaughey's range as an actor. I think 179-180 cm is a decent shout for his height, he generally looks over 178 cm I think.
Arch Stanton says on 8/Mar/14
I don't think he looks under 179 but at times he can look near 5'10" granted.
Arch Stanton says on 8/Mar/14
I don't think though you can say "He's 5'10.25 "flat"". 5'10" flat or a bit over 5'10 you'd say. 5'10.25 is a decent guess though.
Arch Stanton says on 8/Mar/14
@Shredder Saying somebody is 6'4.75" for example I don't see anything wrong with that or "a shade under 6'5". 3/4 is OK because if you look on a cm scale the difference between 0.5 of an inch in cm is notable, 1.25 cm, but I agree to start saying things like "He's 178.5333755 cm or more than quarter of inch scale is a bit OTT.
MD says on 7/Mar/14
Just a picture for reference showing him almost directly across from Jared Leto. I post it only because it's the only one that really shows their footwear:

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Is he really a full 2" taller than Leto, and is Leto really a strong 5'9"? Leto has really always struck me as a very weak 5'9", like 5'9" after a full night's rest.
Mr. R says on 7/Mar/14
Matt is slim and lanky so he looks much taller than he is. When I saw him a few weeks ago, he walked right past me on level ground. He is a weak 5-10.

pauly e and Dural...THANKS FOR THE LOVE!
the shredder says on 7/Mar/14
Why do people claim things like 5/8 and 3/4? The fractions are just stupid and sound crazy.
Hypado says on 5/Mar/14
5ft 11in (180 cm)
pauly e says on 5/Mar/14
afka9 says on 4/Mar/14
his height is flat 5'10.25 inš(178 cm)

this is what I've always thought. can easily pass for 5'11+ to people who don't know height...which is the majority of people from my experience.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 5/Mar/14
McConaughey is a legit 5ft11. I have no doubt on him being 182cm out of bed.
Most likely the origin of his 5ft11.75 claim.
afka9 says on 4/Mar/14
his height is flat 5'10.25 inš(178 cm)
Arch Stanton says on 3/Mar/14
Congrats Matthew on the Oscar, well deserved. For all those people saying he's 5'9" check out the recent Oscars pics, he looks way taller than Leto in them...
Dave says on 2/Mar/14
5 10 dead on. No more, no less.
pauly e says on 27/Feb/14
Lorne says on 25/Feb/14
And people who meet me ALWAYS say I am either 5'7 or 5'9-5'10, never 5'8. Sorry, but people saying 5'9ish is irrelevant.


???? i do not understand how someone meeting him and saying he is 5'9ish is irrevelant? no more irrevelant than looking at movies or pictures. It's all an estimation.
Dural says on 27/Feb/14
@Mr. R
You're welcome! I trust you on Clooney and Cheadle, too. If Clooney is 5'9.5", Pitt is the same, Damon a weak 5'9" and Cheadle ~5'7".
McConaughey wears lifts at times and is slim, that's why he often gives a 5'11" impression.
ArjunaKorale says on 26/Feb/14
I just seen this guy in the Dallas Texas Buyers Club - damn, his performance is so good, he must be a sure thing for an oscar! The guy's acting is outta this world! Prob around 5 ft 10 or 5 ft 11 as stated on this site.
Lorne says on 26/Feb/14
This guy's damn close to 5'11, believe it. 179cm evening can't be ruled out yet, but it's the absolute minimum. Personally, taking a look lately, he could edge out BP...
Sean says on 25/Feb/14
Consistently looks 2 inches taller than Woody Harrelson, who I've seen in person and is a legit 5'9" (easy to tell since I'm a strong 5'9"). McC is a bit slouchy so can look shorter than 5'11" at times.
Lorne says on 25/Feb/14
And people who meet me ALWAYS say I am either 5'7 or 5'9-5'10, never 5'8. Sorry, but people saying 5'9ish is irrelevant.
Theodore says on 25/Feb/14
5'10" guy claiming to be 5'11 3/4".
Michael Stone says on 24/Feb/14
McConaughey looks 5'10 to me, no more. Regardless, truly one
of the most natural, talented and believable actors of all time.
pauly e says on 24/Feb/14
Mr. R says on 17/Feb/14
@ Dural Thanks Man! I knew I would hear about this one, but I saw him 5 nights ago and he walked right past me on level ground. For sure, I am 5-11.5 I had nearly two inches on him..even with his boots. Weak 5-10 for sure.


I find this really interesting because it seems that most who meet him in person all say he is 5'9ish. He looks taller than this on screen, but it could be because he is slim. I buy it Mr. R....
Mike says on 21/Feb/14
To me he has always looked rather average on film. I keep coming back to the photos of him and Drew Brees where he looks a good 1-2 inches shorter (Brees is practically dead on 6'0 if I'm not mistaken). Excellent actor who has really landed some great roles as of late and run with them. 5'10.5 seems to be my best guess.
Balrog says on 19/Feb/14
I still mantain my 5'10.5" guess for him
Arch Stanton says on 17/Feb/14
5'10.5" is probably better than 5'11". Maybe it's his cowboy boots which account for him often looking 5'11 range.
Mr. R says on 17/Feb/14
Come on Rob. You gotta meet me part way. Make him 5-10.5 Don't you trust Mr. R?
[Editor Rob: I can believe he looks anywhere in 5ft 10 to 11 range, a weak 5ft 11 is what you could call him.]
MD says on 17/Feb/14
I'd take that quarter-inch back off, at least.
Mr. R says on 17/Feb/14
@ Dural Thanks Man! I knew I would hear about this one, but I saw him 5 nights ago and he walked right past me on level ground. For sure, I am 5-11.5 I had nearly two inches on him..even with his boots. Weak 5-10 for sure.
Dural says on 16/Feb/14
@Arch Stanton

He's definetly no more than an inch taller than 5'9" listed Armstrong. Mr. R is right imo.

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Rob, do you really see a 2inch difference between Armstrong and McConaughey?
[Editor Rob: I'd put him between 5ft 10-11 there]
Arch Stanton says on 16/Feb/14
I say interesting because in shoes McConaughey looks easily 2 inches taller, but in flip flops/barefoot when training together the height difference looks generally less than it looks in shoes and it makes you wonder if he ever wears big shoes. They can look a similar height in some photos, although comparisons on the beach etc are hardly ideal for comparison.
Arch Stanton says on 15/Feb/14
The photo comparisons with him and Lance Armstrong are interesting. I think he mostly looks this in comparison although at other times they look nearer in height.
Arch Stanton says on 15/Feb/14
Rob can you add Dallas Buyers Club? He's got a good chance of winning an Oscar.
Arch Stanton says on 15/Feb/14
I disagree MD. He always looks a bit above average to me in his films. Have you actually seen Dallas Buyers? He looks near 5'11" in it next to his costars and he usually looks 5'10.5"-5'11" to me. I think 5'11 3/4 is a shoe measurement. I think 5'10.75 which this is is accurate. You could argue 5'10" range but as Rob says weak 5'10" is unlikely.
Mr. R says on 15/Feb/14
So Rob....Commentary? I will swear to my eyewitness account.
[Editor Rob: while 178-9 range is possible, I can't see him as a weak 5ft 10 guy though, well I would be surprised if he turned out just that height.]
Mr. R says on 15/Feb/14
Also MD, I have seen he and Jared twice in the last few months, and when they stand next to each other Matt is nowhere near 6 foot. You are right - Jared is less than 5-9, Closer to 5-8.5
Mr. R says on 15/Feb/14
MD says on 14/Feb/14
I knew he was just an average-heighted guy. It's been particularly evident in the press he's done for his latest movie with Jared Leto (who is also slightly overlisted). He's not a short man by any defintion, but the near six-foot listing originally, and now even this 5'11" listing is just too much. He's decidedly average in height for an American man. Kind of funny he had the quarter-inch tacked back on.

MD, I knew that MM was not close to 6 foot, but I did not expect him to be a weak 5-10. He walked by me too fast for me to get a pic.
MD says on 14/Feb/14
I knew he was just an average-heighted guy. It's been particularly evident in the press he's done for his latest movie with Jared Leto (who is also slightly overlisted). He's not a short man by any defintion, but the near six-foot listing originally, and now even this 5'11" listing is just too much. He's decidedly average in height for an American man. Kind of funny he had the quarter-inch tacked back on.
Mr. R says on 12/Feb/14
I now have the definitive MM height. I walked past me tonight at a screening of Dallas Buyer's Club. Letterman was right - He is 5-10 and a weak one at that. He actually had on a little higher boot footwear. So as a result of my eyewitness encounter tonight, Matt is 5-9.75
MR.HEIGHT says on 9/Feb/14
5'9.5"
pauly e says on 29/Jan/14
Power says on 22/Jan/14
Yeah, saw the pictures with Drew Brees who is a week 6'0 (barely measured at that height before the draft. Looks over two (maybe even three) inches taller than McConaughey in those pictures.


yeah, and those combine measurements are early in the morning. so Brees is probably closer to 5'11.5".

I believe McConaughey is 5'10ish. He looks like a solid 5'10 guy.
Ted says on 27/Jan/14
McConaughey has always looked in the 5'10" range or thereabouts.

Yet another guy claiming 6 feet who's a couple inches shy of that. There must be some sort of law in Hollywood that requires 5'10" actors to do this.
AK says on 25/Jan/14
Anyone that says Matthew McConaughey is 5'11 or above is deluded
MD says on 24/Jan/14
With Ethan Hawke:

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From that episode of Jimmy Fallon's late-night show I was talking about:

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I do think the older listing was closer to the correct height.
Arch Stanton says on 22/Jan/14
Rob didn't you have him at five ten and half previously? I agree on 180.
[Editor Rob: yeah at one point]
Power says on 22/Jan/14
Yeah, saw the pictures with Drew Brees who is a week 6'0 (barely measured at that height before the draft. Looks over two (maybe even three) inches taller than McConaughey in those pictures.
cole says on 15/Jan/14
He looked roughly 1.5in taller than Woody Harrelson in the first episode of True Detective. In my opinion Woody is more 5'9 than 5'9.5, Matthew is a 5'10.5 guy.
Mr. R says on 14/Jan/14
DAMMIT! I went to a screening of Dallas Buyers Club Friday night and Matt was there with Jared Leto. I went to the stage door to size them up. Jared had already left. I waited for Matt, but stepped away for a second. I turned around and he slipped out behind me. Well, our paths will cross again.
DaddyDee says on 8/Jan/14
Jenna Elfman is an easy 5'10" and she is taller than him in EdTv....5'11" my ass. Also, Woody Harrelson is listed at 5'9 1/2" and they are toe to toe in EdTV and Woody is taller...5'11" my ass.
MD says on 7/Jan/14
He's on Jimmy Fallon's late-night show, right now. They are playing a drinking game and standing right next to one another, and Jimmy is at least an inch taller.
edge says on 5/Jan/14
Better watch the bathroom shot again in the bathroom on How To Lose A Man in 10days she was standing flat footed she had get on her tippy toes when she was taking off his shirt...when he was standing tall he was waaaay taller than Kate....hes a good 5'11 easy!!!
Penguinboy25 says on 3/Jan/14
Not 5'11. Search this guy with known 6'0 Drew Brees. There is a 2 inch difference between them. Not what 5'11 looks like next to 6'0.
johnmcc says on 26/Dec/13
5'10(178cm) is more what i think he is. Letterman called him out on his claim.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 25/Dec/13
5ft10 flat is undercutting him. Definitely more 5ft11 range. I can believe his 5ft11.75 claim an early morning measurement
gsbr says on 23/Dec/13
I didn't say you argued he was under 5'10". Other people have and I believe the photo of him with Ejiofor proves he isn't.

Maybe 5'11" is a stretch (he was once listed at 5'10.75"), but it's more likely he's 5'11" than 5'9" or under.
MD says on 23/Dec/13
gsbr, to be sure, I don't think I've ever argued him anything less than 5'10". I'm just not sure he's a whole lot more than that, and 5'11" seems a bit of a stretch.
Mr. R says on 23/Dec/13
Ejiofor is not quite 5-10, closer to 5-9 MattM Is 510.5
Artist 1969 says on 22/Dec/13
5'7"-8". He was only slightly taller than Kate Hudson and she was in flat shoes, in their movie. You can also tell when he is in a doorway.
gsbr says on 22/Dec/13
Even if Ejiofor is under 5'10", McConaughey is at least in the 5'10" range if he's able to stand taller with poor posture.

I'm curious to see how he'll compare to Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street.
MD says on 17/Dec/13
Thre is a case to be made that Ejiofor is not a full 5'10". I'm not saying he's much less (I'm thinking 5'9.5"), but he appears to be shorter than the 5'10" claims.

This is a really weak 5'11" if that is what Matthew is.
gsbr says on 13/Dec/13
I'm thinking Leto has a footwear advantage over McConaughey in those photos. At the GQ Men Of The Year Party, McConaughey was taller than the 5'10" Chiwetel Ejiofor, even while slouching his long neck forward.

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pauly e says on 4/Nov/13
He looks marginally taller than Jared Leto in those photos.

I believe what Mr.R says, and that's that he is a little over 5'10 barefoot.

he certainly doens't look 2" taller than Leto that's for sure.
Sam says on 4/Nov/13
I don't think he's a bad actor but his "hey, y'all" mannerisms have always struck me as a bit grating. He definitely made a strong comeback to more quality material in the last couple of years...although in terms of Oscars I think he's still a real dark horse for a nomination.
Tania says on 3/Nov/13
@Walt - I don't get why people call him a bad actor either, he was the best thing in Dazed and Confused.
Walt says on 2/Nov/13
What's with all the bad actor comments? Have you guys not seen Mud, Killer Joe, The Lincoln Lawyer, Paper Boy, Bernie, Magic Mike? The man has been on a roll the past few years, and might even win an Oscar for Mud or Dallas Buyer's Club. He'll most definitely be nominated. Oh, and he looks 5'11 to me
gsbr says on 2/Nov/13
Here's another photo of McConaughey and Leto from a better angle. McConaughey is taller.

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Mr. R says on 26/Oct/13
Md, the boots JL is wearing are the exact boots he wore to the screening last week. I was next to the stage and they did not have a large heel. Matt is below 5-10
pauly e says on 25/Oct/13
I've always thought he was 5'10-ish. the only time he hits 5'11 is right out of bed....maybe.
Md says on 22/Oct/13
How much footwear advantage does Jared Leto have, here? An inch?

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Mr. R says on 20/Oct/13
The other thing that many of you tend to forget is that MM is a good ole Texas boy, and he wears cowboy boots A LOT! Some of his pics are affected by his footwear.
Mr. R says on 20/Oct/13
Ok. I went to a screening of the new movie "Dallas Buyer's Club" tonight, and both MM and Jared Leto were there. (Good movie; Jared will win the Oscar.) They stood on stage together and they were practically the same height. MM maybe had an inch on JL, but it was much closer than I expected. MM had dress shoes and JL had boots, but without much heel. JL looks a little below 5-9, but MM looks just barely over 5-10. The security guards would not let us near them so I could not do my own personal comparison test Matt is just over 5-10, like Letterman said.
cole says on 13/Oct/13
Another one with Cage: Click Here
cole says on 13/Oct/13
Normally he's quite heavily built which might make him appear shorter in stature to some people, but personally I don't doubt that he would measure around the 179-180 cm mark most of the day. I think maybe he's my height, wakes at about 180.3-5 cm, and drops to 179 cm range at night, with a mid-day/early evening height around 179.5-8 cm. Perhaps he should be put back to his good old 5'10.75 listing?

@Editor Rob: Have you seen the movie "Mud" yet? I thought the guys who played Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) seemed like they were 12-year olds in real life, that portrayed 14-year olds in the movie. But they are actually both born in 1996, so they are 16/17 today. They looked really short in Mud. Both possibly around the 5'3 mark or less at the time. It seems though as Tye Sheridan has had a bit of a growth spurt after the shooting of Mud. Now I must say he looks much taller than 5'3 next to Nic Cage. He's also got more manly features.

Tye with McConaughey and Nic Cage:
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How tall would you say Tye Sheridan is today Rob?
afka says on 12/Oct/13
under 5'10 a bit low for him.I think his height is beetwen 5'10-5'11.5
lelman says on 30/Sep/13
A guy from work met him a few weeks back and commented on how tall he was. Said colleague is probably about 5'11", so I don't know if Matt was wearing lifts or what.
DonJ says on 13/Sep/13
Stood next to him wearing flipflops, I was barefoot, im 5'10 and he wasn't taller at all, so maybe 5'9 max!
Balrog says on 12/Sep/13
5'10.5"
cole says on 26/Jul/13
I've met Thor Husovd, he's 6', and Lance looks no more than the listed 5'9 with him in the pic posted on Lance's page. Matthew and Jake Gyllenhaal looks about the same height, 179-180 cm range, next to Lance. Gyllenhaal should be 5'11 at most btw, so he should have a 0.5" downgrade.

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Silent d says on 24/Jul/13
180cm.
pauly e says on 11/Jul/13
Rob, any chance that his 5'11.75" claim is a shoes on height?
[Editor Rob: quite possible he did measure in footwear...still, he should pass the bathrobe onto Arnie these days, I'm sure he'd appreciate it.]
Arch Stanton says on 9/Jul/13
Generally yeah he looks a legit 5'11" guy, you had him at 5'10.5" before right? Only thing is I watched the atrocious Failure to Launch yesterday from 2006 and Bradley Cooper had him by about 2 inches, and I'm not sure Cooper is a full 6'1" guy.
pauly e says on 28/Jun/13
pauly e says on 28/Jun/13
Judging by their eye levels I think he actually looks close to 5'11 in that first picture. 5'10 in the second one

other way around I meant...he looks taller in the second pic
pauly e says on 28/Jun/13
Judging by their eye levels I think he actually looks close to 5'11 in that first picture. 5'10 in the second one
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 23/Jun/13
Always looked a solid 5ft11 guy.
Maybe 182-183cm out of bed, Rob?
[Editor Rob: maybe one day he measured himself 5ft 11.75 after getting up...seems likely]
mId says on 17/Jun/13
Oh, and forgot to mention in my previous long post(Sorry guys :) that the height of a woman here is even less "important". Neither girls or guys care about a womans height.. But I 'think' guys in general might prefer shorter girls over taller here in Sweden.. let's say ~5'4 over ~5'8. It's more "looks" over height though.. so we don't really care.. as long as the girl isn't taller than the guy or to tall in general. Over 6' and it might become a problem because she will start to stand out and be seen as to tall for many guys. But there are plenty tall guys she can pick from so no problem really :)
mId says on 17/Jun/13
Pauly e: I've noticed that actually when it comes to actors etc around 5'8.. They often claim 5'10.. like that is the absolute minimum height for an action-star :p And people who are around 5'5 claim 5'8.. like that is the shortest you can be and still be considered "normal-short". I might be wrong 'cause I don't live in America but that's what I get from the male-celebrities there. In Sweden we don't seem to care/talk about any heights other than 180cm(when women talk height now) and 190cm(when guys talk height). Many girls here want their guys to be at least 180cm(It's a new thing here it seems?).. that's what they seem to consider start of tall(But as long as you say you are 180cm they don't really know the difference if you're really let's say 175cm.. So it's silly.. it's about the number/tall-factor.. unless they are around that height themselves and just don't want to be taller than the guy.) For guys here you're not really tall until you reach 190.. Guys don't really care to be 190, but it's the only height mentioned to describe someone tall/big guy. So while many girls here have called me tall, I have never heard a guy call me that. Guys see me as average at 6'. I suppose 185(6'1) is the start of tallish here for guys. But people don't really care about height here the same way it seems as American celebs seem to do. I would say some guys might see it as -as long as I'm 180 I'm good(because some girls cutoff-factor) and maybe some guys close to 180 cm might claim that height to a girl(And like you say that brings true 180's down in some girls eyes), but other than that guys pretty much don't care if they are 170cm or 178cm here or if they're 182 or 186 because you're still not considered 'big/tall' until you reach 190cm.. and any other heights is in general seen as short/average here amongst guys.. 170 or 185 is all the same :) However.. I BET that if we had your system.. Every guy would want to be 6' because of that even number.. Guys that was comfortable saying 180cm before would be adding 3cm to their claim(However 6' is often "translated" to 180cm here.. again, because of the even number and it's close enough so).. The Girls would change their cutoff point to 6' too because it sounds better. So it's more the number people have a "problem" with than their actual height.. I guess the same could be said in other ways about the age-number :)
pauly e says on 14/Jun/13
Good points mId.

Here in the US it seems like 5'10 is the cutoff, because it's an even number as you say. The problem is that I think most would agree that a legit 5'10 is a good height, but alot of people think it's short because there are a bunch of 5'8.5" guys who are 5'10 in shoes running around claiming that height.

whenever i'm asked my height if I say "5'10 or 5'10.5" most people look at me like i'm high....

back to McConaughey, I do have a hard time buying him at 5'11. He just looks average on screen. 5'11 and thin would look tall(er) I'd think...
mId says on 13/Jun/13
Paulie e: Hehe, I feel kind of sorry for your friend.. not because he's ~5'9 but because he might have thought he was taller ;D Like you say alot of doctors measure wrong, or it's their morning height all stretched out.. My parents are sticking with what their doctors or passports say even though I've measured them 2-3 cm shorter myself :) I usually say 6'1 morning 6' at night and then I have to explain that you shrink during the day.. And ofcourse people I tell this to just have to measure themselves ;) Some people are just adding inches.. I caught one guy/friend talking to a girl, saying he was 5'11(In Sweden where I live it's the even number 180cm And seems to be the cutoff Point that many Girls often go after.) I told him to stand up and he was a bit shorter than me.. The girl asked how tall I was and I said 183cm and she looked like -Hmm, somebody's lying ;D My brother is the only one honest it seems.. The lowest he measures is 186 but he says he's 185 'cause it's more of an even number here. Anyway, back to Matthew.. ~5'10 sounds right.
ken says on 13/Jun/13
he is a 181-182
RisingForce says on 26/May/13
Man, he's sticking to that 5'11 3/4" claim, huh? Not only does he have the height on his bathrobe, but I found that 2000 quote where he says "5-11 3/4 not 6 feet" and 13 years later he's still saying "5-11 3/4, never quite been 6 feet." Letterman's expression at his claim was pretty funny.
da_truth says on 25/May/13
looked shorter than 5'10" - 5'10.5" Alex Pettyfer
in Magic Mike
yeah, my GF made me watch that crap with her. At least I saw more of Olivia Munn then I ever thought I would... :)
Mr. R says on 25/May/13
Actually, if you look at the official measurements, Brees was listed at 5117.

So a little over 5-11.5.
Mr. R says on 22/May/13
@pauley e Matt is a little over 5-10. Just like Letterman said.
pauly e says on 21/May/13
Mike says on 18/May/13
Picture of him and Drew Brees on Brees' Facebook fan page. Brees is listed at 6'0 but but many think he's closer to 5'11. Mcconaughey doesn't have the best posture in it but looks an easy 2 inches shorter, maybe 1.5. He's definitely in the 5'10 range (at best) and nothing more.

Just saw that picture. It's tough to tell the height difference, but as you mentioned Brees is 5'11 by most accounts and that doesn't look like two guys of the same height there...
Mike says on 18/May/13
Picture of him and Drew Brees on Brees' Facebook fan page. Brees is listed at 6'0 but but many think he's closer to 5'11. Mcconaughey doesn't have the best posture in it but looks an easy 2 inches shorter, maybe 1.5. He's definitely in the 5'10 range (at best) and nothing more.
pauly e says on 16/May/13
Mr. R says on 14/May/13
I saw that Letterman show, and he is right. MM is closer to 5-10. I saw him at a movie premiere several years back.

so when you say closer to 5'10, like 5'9 approaching 5'10 or a bit over 5'10?
Balrog says on 14/May/13
Always has looked 5'10'' range not 5'11''
Mr. R says on 14/May/13
I saw that Letterman show, and he is right. MM is closer to 5-10. I saw him at a movie premiere several years back.
Ali Baba says on 11/May/13
pauly e says on 10/May/13
seriously though, there are so many people claiming heights taller than what they really are. My friend swore up and down he was 5'11-3/4. When we measured ourselves he was actually 5'9.5". ahahaha
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You must be friends with Matthew McConaughey. :)
pauly e says on 10/May/13
mId says on 4/May/13
pauly e: That or maybe he measured first thing in the morning. When he was on Letterman they talked about weight etc and it Went something like this.

Dave: How tall are you?
Matthew: 5'11 3/4 (then he looks out in the audience and says) never been 6' in my Life.
Dave: (Making a c'mon face at matthew and says to him) 5'10.

Matthew looked like.. why the hell would you say that on tv? ;D But yeah, Haven't really studied this guy, but I Think like you say that it's a 'with shoes on height'.. that or generous morning height because he seems to be a ~5'10.5 guy.. But that's just a guess on my part of course.

mid: I'm 5'10.5 (5'11 morning, 5'10.25 before bed). I used to claim 5'11.5" for years, which was my shoes on height, not on purpose. Just because my idiot doctor measured me w/my shoes on when I was like 19. No one ever questioned it. wasn't until I found this site and measured myself barefoot that I found I was an inch under that.

seriously though, there are so many people claiming heights taller than what they really are. My friend swore up and down he was 5'11-3/4. When we measured ourselves he was actually 5'9.5". ahahaha
gsbr says on 8/May/13
His police file in Mud says he's 5'11".
mId says on 4/May/13
pauly e: That or maybe he measured first thing in the morning. When he was on Letterman they talked about weight etc and it Went something like this.

Dave: How tall are you?
Matthew: 5'11 3/4 (then he looks out in the audience and says) never been 6' in my Life.
Dave: (Making a c'mon face at matthew and says to him) 5'10.

Matthew looked like.. why the hell would you say that on tv? ;D But yeah, Haven't really studied this guy, but I Think like you say that it's a 'with shoes on height'.. that or generous morning height because he seems to be a ~5'10.5 guy.. But that's just a guess on my part of course.
pauly e says on 2/May/13
mId says on 29/Apr/13
MD: I'm watching it right now on a Swedish tv-channel and Dave says 5'10 to him AFTER he claims 5'11 and 3/4. I had to go on here when I heard it to see what he was estimated at here ;)

Good call mId....I've always thought that "5'11-3/4" claim is a shoes on height.
mId says on 29/Apr/13
MD: I'm watching it right now on a Swedish tv-channel and Dave says 5'10 to him AFTER he claims 5'11 and 3/4. I had to go on here when I heard it to see what he was estimated at here ;)
Pauly E says on 26/Apr/13
Arch Stanton says on 24/Apr/13
Rob, I thought you once had him at 5'10.5", it is me imagining things?

[Editor Rob: 10.75]

I'm pretty sure he was 5'11.5" like 7 or 8 years ago and then was dropped to 5'10.5" after the video of him and 5'10.5" Clinton Portis surfaced. I still can't find that video anywhere, but I remember someone posted it. Portis was noticably taller for the record.
[Editor Rob: in 2004 I think I first put him up at 11.5 then a year later changed and he held around 10.75 then 11 since then]
Arch Stanton says on 24/Apr/13
He generally looks a legit 5'11" guy, taller than that George Lopez bloke who is supposedly 5'10.
Arch Stanton says on 24/Apr/13
Rob, I thought you once had him at 5'10.5", it is me imagining things?
[Editor Rob: 10.75]
Pauly E says on 9/Apr/13
Josh says on 21/Mar/13
Click Here
Check out Matthew standing next to 6-3 Vernon Davis at the beginning of the video. He definitely is a true 6' or taller in shoes.

If you pause it at :29 you can see that Vernon Davis' eyes are clearing the top of McConaughey's head, so 6'3 Vern has at least 4.5" on him (looks more like 5" to me). So we're back to McConaughey being 5'10ish again based on this video...
Josh says on 21/Mar/13
Click Here
Check out Matthew standing next to 6-3 Vernon Davis at the beginning of the video. He definitely is a true 6' or taller in shoes.
pauly e says on 19/Mar/13
How come he's listed at 5'11 here but everyone who meets him says he's 5'9? I've never seen a post on here where someone who meets him and says he's anything but 5'9. For the record (and for what it's worth), I think he's in the 5'10 range based on comparing him to other actors/acresses in movies.
Tex Aggie says on 16/Mar/13
I am from the Lone Star state. I have met Matt about 3 times. He is about 5'9" in flip flop-at best. I assumed he was taller, but a very fine human being/Irish lad and Texan. Happy St.Patrick's Day!
Pauly e says on 9/Mar/13
Does anyone remember the video of matt mcc looking shorter face to face with 5'10.5" clinton portis? I do. Wish i could find the video cuz ive never bought more than 5'10 after seeing that.
bodwaya says on 13/Feb/13
Click Here here click on this link rob the 4th picture will show u woody and matthew r equalt height
[Editor Rob: woody does look smaller to me]
kevin says on 4/Feb/13
to me he can look between 177-180cm. for example there was a gym scene in magic mike where he looked margenly taller than alex pettyfer (listed here as 179cm but thats overdoingit a little so 177-178cm)
MaskDeMasque says on 4/Feb/13
I've always thought he was 5'10, possibly 5'10.5. That's hilarious that his bathrobe is actually inscribed with his height to quarter of an inch accuracy. How insecure can you get?
bodwaya says on 1/Feb/13
refresh that link dont work. so rob click on maatew mcconaghy and woody harrelson on google images look at the 4th picture you will notice there r eye level matthew might look 1 cm taller cause of hair but there the same height
refresh says on 25/Jan/13
Click Here with Woody H. (5'9)
Impartial says on 20/Jan/13
Just read a post in DailyMail Online and he looks the same height as Lance Armstrong. Unlikely that he's 180 barefoot: Click Here
Jody says on 16/Jan/13
I found my way here, looking for the heights of the stars of EdTV. In a scene in that movie, where there's no out-of-sight, clever staging or camera angles, he runs to Jenna Elfman, and is obviously shorter than her. She's reportedly 5' 9". Then, in a later scene, the camera angle makes it seem as though he towers over Elizabeth Hurley (who I'd always thought was quite tall). She's reportedly 5'10". So, based on the full-body scene with Elfman, I'm more inclined to believe 5'8". I completely understand why shorter male actors lie about their heights...in the same way female actresses need to lie about or hide their real ages. The truth can genuinely hurt their brands. Who's hiring Eva LaRue or Stacey Dash, for example, as the hot chick, once he/she learns they're almost 50? Generally, men are viewed as more desirable if they're over 6'. Usually, I only care about the super-tall, anyway.
refresh says on 15/Jan/13
i am 176-175cm barefoot,in regular shoes i am 178 + my hair up and there you go just like 180cm! imagine with lifts and good body? see my point? 175-176cm:)
Nils says on 9/Jan/13
i can almost guarantee this guy is 5'10.5 max
MovieBuff says on 9/Jan/13
I met him once in NY, he is is your typical actor height (5ft 8 in max)Everyone in Hollywood claims to be bigger than they are for some reason or other.Anyway he was dwarfed by me and I am an average white guy 6ft 1 in .
pauly e says on 7/Jan/13
mo says on 22/Dec/12
Watch the movie Fools Gold Matthew McConaughey is barefoot next to 5'-5" barefoot Kate Hudson (who is not taller than that) He is around 5'-8 max.


He looked 4.5 inches taller than her in the barefoot shot I thought. I had her pegged at 5'5.5 making him look like a flat 5'10 next to her, which is exactly what I think he is...
CRdaniel says on 7/Jan/13
I am from Costa Rica and he comes often for vacations, I've met him once at the beach so we were both barefoot, I am 5 10/5 (1.79cm) and he was shorter than me, at least an inch, he have a terrible posture but still he is not over 5 10.
Horn says on 27/Dec/12
Mack Brown goes about 5'10, McConaughey is shorter than him.

Click Here
mo says on 22/Dec/12
Watch the movie Fools Gold Matthew McConaughey is barefoot next to 5'-5" barefoot Kate Hudson (who is not taller than that) He is around 5'-8 max.
bodwaya says on 20/Dec/12
rob i find the pics of google just google both of those actors name u will seen numerous pictures of them being eye level or close to it anyways
bodwaya says on 20/Dec/12
i wish i knew how to put pictures of here i found alot of pictures of them being equal height
bodwaya says on 18/Dec/12
rob u have seen numerous pictures of matthew and woody to gather they looks the same height yet u claim woody is actually 5 foot 9. is possible Matthew needs 2 inch downgrade
[Editor Rob: woody is listed 9.5 on the site and matthew looks taller from what I've seen of them... ]
FTW says on 30/Nov/12
I met him at a UT game a few years back. This guy is not 5'10. I'm a little over 6'2 and he was close to a half of a foot shorter.
refresh says on 12/Nov/12
J.Leguizamo is 5'6
Johnnyfive says on 10/Nov/12
He was at least 4 inches taller than 5'7 Johm Leguizamo in The Lincoln Lawyer.i guess that would match this 5'11 listed here but since i think hes a lift wearer i think his real height is closer to 5'9.
Hew says on 6/Nov/12
5┤11 in footwear maybe. Never over 5┤10 barefoot.
Chuck says on 27/Oct/12
Great looking guy, but a terrible actor
bodwaya says on 26/Oct/12
woody h is between 5 foot 11 to 6foot
Adamz says on 26/Oct/12
I thought taller.
refresh says on 23/Oct/12
There is one scene in "surfer dude" with Woody H (175-176cm) they are face to face talking and on a few seconde you can see full size of them,i press pause and they are same height and McConaughey's hair give him 1-2 cm! they are barefoot on flat ground 30-40cm distance. 176cm barefoot end of story.
bodwaya says on 15/Oct/12
michaels douglas is 5 foot 9 he towerd over him. so 6 foot looks right.bad actor though
pauly e says on 19/Sep/12
RisingForce says on 17/Sep/12
I always assumed that was only basketball players that measured in shoes, Rob, but you may be right. That reminds me of something kind of funny, several years ago I had a friend who was messing with me about my height(about 5'8" range) so I responded that he wasn't that much taller than me, and he then claimed to be 6'1" which I could see was obviously way off(I had him pegged 5'10ish, maybe 5'11" max) and so I had to ask if he had measured in shoes, and he responded "no, barefoot", after he doubting it more he challenged me to measure him and he ended up 5'10 3/4". I don't know where he got 6'1" from him since I think he honestly believed it or he wouldn't have challenged me to measure him.

Either way, your listing for McConaughey lines up with 5'11 3/4" being a potential morning height since 3/4" loss from morning to evening is about how much you lose, and also potentially a height he could reach in pretty thin/flat footwear so I think it could be either. Strange to say something like "5-11 3/4 not six feet", although oddly enough, my grandfather used to say the same exact thing, except I think he was a legit 5'11 3/4", not a morning height or shoes height.


Rising Force, I am also 5'10-3/4" and I always thought I was 6'0-6'0.5" when I was younger. I honestly had never measured myself at that time. I just always said I was 5'10 as that's just what I thought i was. when I would say "5'10" as my height, people would always say "ah, you're taller than that. I'm so and so height and you're taller than me. You're at least 6'0."

I just think alot of people honestly just don't know how tall they are. That and that alot of people do use their shoes on height, so it is somewhat honest in their mind...
RisingForce says on 17/Sep/12
I always assumed that was only basketball players that measured in shoes, Rob, but you may be right. That reminds me of something kind of funny, several years ago I had a friend who was messing with me about my height(about 5'8" range) so I responded that he wasn't that much taller than me, and he then claimed to be 6'1" which I could see was obviously way off(I had him pegged 5'10ish, maybe 5'11" max) and so I had to ask if he had measured in shoes, and he responded "no, barefoot", after he doubting it more he challenged me to measure him and he ended up 5'10 3/4". I don't know where he got 6'1" from him since I think he honestly believed it or he wouldn't have challenged me to measure him.

Either way, your listing for McConaughey lines up with 5'11 3/4" being a potential morning height since 3/4" loss from morning to evening is about how much you lose, and also potentially a height he could reach in pretty thin/flat footwear so I think it could be either. Strange to say something like "5-11 3/4 not six feet", although oddly enough, my grandfather used to say the same exact thing, except I think he was a legit 5'11 3/4", not a morning height or shoes height.
RisingForce says on 14/Sep/12
Rob, since that 5'11 3/4" figure was not only inscribed in his bathrobe, but also this claim of his from a 2000 interview, do you think he was measured at that height in the morning?

"I'm 5-feet-113/4 , not 6 feet," Click Here

Of course, the other theory would be that McConaughey is shorter and picked an oddly specific figure close to 6 feet, but considering your listing would add up with his claim as a morning height, I'm guessing you believe the former.
[Editor Rob: he may have measured just under 6 foot in some footwear, that's what I've thought for a while. People do claim footwear height and don't think anything of it.]
Jed says on 12/Sep/12
Alex Pettyfer has an easy inch on him.
MBH says on 2/Sep/12
sometimes he looks taller than Lance Armstrong, sometimes they look the same height, Lance is 5'8.5 max so Matthew must be around 5'9/5'9.5
leonari says on 20/Aug/12
MD: he is 179 at least man.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 17/Aug/12
Honest 5ft11er. Same range as Hugh Grant, Alec Baldwin and Brad Pitt
kevin says on 15/Aug/12
at the absolute minimum this guy is 177cm. more likely 179-180cm. often he wears flip flops and doesnt look short at all.
ANDREA[ITA] says on 2/Aug/12
Rob, you had him at a weak 5'11? Why you changed him? Don't you think that 5'10-5'10.5 is closer for him? I saw some pics of him with Matthew Fox, who doesnt look a full 6'2, and he was at least 3 inches shorter...
[Editor Rob: 5ft 10.5 to 11 range is likely, maybe I put him at the top end as at times I think he looks near enough it.]
Mateo says on 24/Jul/12
He is almost exactly 5'11''. I have known him for about 20 years, and we stand eye to eye. I am 5'10.75"
Penguinboy25 says on 13/Jun/12
Not convinced he's 5'11. Barefoot I am 182 cm and there is no way this guy is in the 180's. Maybe in running shoes or dress shoes, but I'd say he is 177 - 178 cm. Don't know what the big deal is. At 177 or 178 cm he would be considered the same height as the average man.
pauly e says on 12/Jun/12
He looks 5'10 onscreen to me as well, but I read somewhere that he weighs 186 lbs. He is very low in bodyfat, so if he really is 186 lbs then he is definitely taller than 5'10.
Mr. R says on 7/Jun/12
He is closer to 5-10.
5\'10guynotgrowing says on 6/Jun/12
hes 5'10 the original posting was right.
mister says on 29/Jan/12
Bill Paxton is listed as 5-11 and in U-571 him and Matthew are standing next to each other, both in Navy dress uniforms and Paxton is a 2 or 3 inches taller.
SIlent d says on 25/Jan/12
180cm.
Anon says on 21/Jan/12
I was next to him in a Fox & Hound Bar in Austin for about 5 hours in 2005 for the UT football game against Ohio state. I am 5' 11". I would put him about an inch shorter than me. He's certainly not less than 5'9" or more than 5' 10.5".

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