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

American actor best known for roles in movies like Interstellar, 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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Matt says on 20/Dec/14
He is probably 5'10 3/4" (179.25cm) Without shoes
Crypto139 says 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.
Recovered Data says on 12/Dec/14

pauly e says on 9/Dec/14


he was also 2" shorter than 6'0 Drew Brees. I would bet he is between 5'10.25 - 5'10.75, supporting his 5'11.75" claim, but that being in shoes.



Adolf says on 7/Dec/14


Here's with Bryan Cranston

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Tim1.79 says on 6/Dec/14


Rob, why he is 1inch shorter than 5-11.25 Nolan ? I can believe in 180cm for this guy only if Nolan is 183cm.



charlie says on 5/Dec/14


Did anyone see how jimmy fallon had 2 inches on him on the tonight show? I'm really syarting to think he's 179cm, when he was on letterman he said "i'm 5'11 three quaters, i've never been 6'"(which again, if you are 182cm, you are 6ft, you can claim being 6) while leterman response was "NO WAY. more like 5'10" he has a bery skinny posture, i think that's we never put him under 5'11 but as of recently im really thinking he might really just 179cm

pauly e says on 4/Dec/14


the shredder says on 3/Dec/14

I give him just over 5 '10



I agree. all of the fan encounters I have read also support this.



Mike says on 3/Dec/14


Night: 5ft 10.5-10.75in 179-180 cm

Morning: 5ft 11.25-11.5in 181-182 cm

the shredder says on 3/Dec/14


I give him just over 5 '10



me says on 2/Dec/14


He's 5'10 and he knows it. Shorter than Nolan.

MM says on 27/Nov/14


I think we all agree that somehow MM was actually measured at 5'11 3/4.

Now, if that was his morning height, then Matthew would truly be 5'11.

If it's in shoes, he would either be 5'11 or 5'10.75.

If however, he called the height in boots, then he is a 5'10.5 which is supported by Letterman's estimate of 5'10.

In other words, MM is either 179 or 180 cm, so there's no real point in discussing it anymore.



Darren510 says on 26/Nov/14


5'10.5

Adolf says on 26/Nov/14


Mathew is closer to the camera that's way he looks taller.



TheSmileyFacedBalloon says on 25/Nov/14


This pic raises some suspicions about Clooney's listing (assuming MM's is correct)...

Either Clooney needs a downgrade, or MM an upgrade.



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184.3cm says on 23/Nov/14


@Cole a quarter inch is undetectable so there is at least a half inch, so yes he could be 5'10.75 but that is max if Nolan stays at 5'11.25. I have him now at 5'10.25-.50 his big hair doesnt fool me.



cole says on 22/Nov/14


He's not that much shorter than Nolan as it appears in the pics. The listed difference between them is a fair shout, but 0.5in maybe more likely. 5'10.75 was the best listing for Matthew, you should go back to that, and add a picture and 'True Detective', Rob ;)

184.3cm says on 22/Nov/14


If Matthew is 5'11 then Nolan is a 6 footer judging by those pics.



Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 21/Nov/14


180cm range is fair.

pauly e says on 21/Nov/14


good pic TheSmileyFacedBaloon.



he looks about an inch less than Fallon there to me.



Dejavu says on 20/Nov/14


He could be a tad shorter than Nolan.

Adolf says on 20/Nov/14


I also think he is 5'10.



TheSmileyFacedBalloon says on 19/Nov/14


Not the best picture and MM seems to be slouching a little but it's evident that he's not 5'11.75" as he claims. Especially since he's clearly shorter than 5'11.5" (listed) Fallon.



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pauly e says on 19/Nov/14


He does not look 5'11 with Christopher Nolan in the pics MD posted. It looks like Nolan is flexing his knees to be a bit smaller even. I'd say 5'10 and change for MM



marcus says on 19/Nov/14


He always claims 5'11 3/4, like he never says 6..... Which strikes me as odd because if your are 182cm you are pretty much 6ft LOL. But anyway he's not even 182cm, i think he's 180cm at best

kevin says on 18/Nov/14


5ft10.75 would be a good fit



the shredder says on 18/Nov/14


I thought Michael was looking just slightly taller , maybe Cain is 5'11 1`/2 ?

MD says on 18/Nov/14


With 5'11.25" Christopher Nolan:



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pauly e says on 17/Nov/14


can't see footwear here, but i seem to remember MM looking about an inch less than 5'11.5 Bill Paxton.



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i'm not buying 5'11.75 unless he is including footwear at any point of the day.

Arch Stanton says on 17/Nov/14


Caine had him by about 1.5 inches in Interstellar Grizz but his posture wasn't great given his age. I thought Caine was looking a weak 6'1" in comparison.



mike says on 17/Nov/14


Can you add Interstellar Rob?

Tim1.79 says on 17/Nov/14


Looked 178-180 in the Interstellar



grizz says on 14/Nov/14


Maybe I'm blind,but he seems just a bit shorter than Caine in Interstellar. Did Caine drop to flat 6ft,Rob ?

[Editor Rob: Caine could be heading closer to that now]


Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 12/Nov/14


The 5ft11¾(182cm) could be the very minute he steps out of bed



Dejavu says on 10/Nov/14


Listing looks fair. His posture isn't that great usually.

pauly e says on 10/Nov/14


Taurus says on 9/Nov/14

I seen him at an opening at Manns Theater in Ca Hollywood

seven years ago. I'm 6' even and He appeared to be about 5'8"

however was slightly taller because he was wearing very thick boots and he had very short arms and short torso not fitting for a 5'11" guy, 5'9" max.



MM is very confusing. it seems that everyone who sees him in person says he is < 5'10, including Mr. R who had him at 5'9.75. yet he can look close to 5'11 onscreen and at premieres. I certainly do not buy 5'11.75 at all. he is not that close to 6'0. i would believe anything between 5'9.75 - 5'10.75.



Taurus says on 9/Nov/14


I seen him at an opening at Manns Theater in Ca Hollywood

seven years ago. I'm 6' even and He appeared to be about 5'8"

however was slightly taller because he was wearing very thick boots and he had very short arms and short torso not fitting for a 5'11" guy, 5'9" max.

the shredder says on 7/Nov/14


I don't buy his 5 '11.75 claim , but He is over average , 5 '10.75 at least.



max says on 7/Nov/14


@digling, leto wears lifts a lot, he's definitely wearing them there as well, look at the photos wear he's not wearibg them, he looks 2 inches shorter, MM looks no more than 180cm

hyh says on 7/Nov/14


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpNQPt2bR00

shorter than 5'11.5 fallon



digling says on 6/Nov/14


yeah I just found it kinda of odd , it doesn't seem he's that closer to the camera. And i got confused bc McConaughey is listed as 6' (183 cm) in i-m-d-b . Thnks

blink says on 6/Nov/14


Absolutely brilliant in interstellar. 5'11 seems right, wouldn't rule out 5'10.75



pauly e says on 6/Nov/14


with 6'0 Drew Brees. Look at their eye levels. MM is leaning a bit, but no way he looks just one inch less.

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Sam says on 4/Nov/14


digling, Leto's a little closer to the camera which makes them seem closer in height than they really are. In more even shots, the top of McConaughney's head can look around 2 inches higher.

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I'm pretty well convinced of McConaughey being 180 cm/5'11" range, he can hold his own at times with Christopher Nolan & Christian Bale, in some shots of Reign of Fire, McConaughey looks equal to the latter or a cm or two shorter.



pauly e says on 3/Nov/14


haha digling.



it seems most fan encounters put him around 5'9, which Leto is i believe. I buy Letterman's estimate at 5'10. I just think he would look taller onscreen if he were a full 5'11. A friend of mine met him who is 5'9.5 and said MM was about an inch taller than he was.

digling says on 2/Nov/14


if jared leto is 5 9 , what the f**k is this? Click Here



visitor says on 30/Oct/14


So him at a premiere yesterday and is definitely not 5'11. 5'8 max!

FA says on 25/Oct/14


maybe Christopher Nolan is a legit 181 guy (sometimes looks the same height as Christian Bale)



cole says on 23/Oct/14


With Christopher Nolan: Click Here

Lizzy says on 16/Oct/14


He certainly does not look anything over 5 10 to me but I suppose that is a males size exaggeration as usual.



Uvaldeslim says on 12/Oct/14


Met him and he can 't be more than 5'10" at best. I thought a little less than that. BTW I am 6'3" by comparison.

pauly e says on 9/Oct/14


Andrea says on 7/Oct/14

Rob, i've seen the Letterman interview and he really claims to be "5'11 and three quarters"... And Letterman replies with "No, he's 5'10"... So 5'11.75 is really his "official" claim, he seems very precise with that claim and probably would always answered with that if asked about height. I think you agree he's 5'11 tops and there's good chance he's a bit under it, though. Right?



[Editor Rob: I think he's claiming height in footwear, it's believable in a pair of shoes he's almost 6ft.]



I would agree, but....i am 5'10.5 and am 5'11.75 in most shoes. maybe my shoes are just thicker than most?



Andrea says on 7/Oct/14


Rob, i've seen the Letterman interview and he really claims to be "5'11 and three quarters"... And Letterman replies with "No, he's 5'10"... So 5'11.75 is really his "official" claim, he seems very precise with that claim and probably would always answered with that if asked about height. I think you agree he's 5'11 tops and there's good chance he's a bit under it, though. Right?

[Editor Rob: I think he's claiming height in footwear, it's believable in a pair of shoes he's almost 6ft.]


pauly e says on 7/Oct/14


Clay says on 30/Sep/14

Andrea says on 29/Sep/14

Yeah, Mr. R is not a troll, he believes "in what he says"... But, like many people, he tends to upgrade taller people and downgrade shorter people... A 6'2.5 Djokovic or a 5'6 Mark Ruffalo are an example!



Seeing a measured 5'10.5 Russell Wilson the NFL quarterback at 5'9 was a huge red flag for me. He is being genuine Im sure, he just isn't that good IMO!



Yes, Russel Wilson was measured at 5'10.5 at the combine, but that is a very early morning height so he is probably closer to a flat 5'10 most of the day. Also, he is quite stocky (i think he is around 210 lbs). I have heard others claim Russell Wilson is 5'9 as well. this just makes me think his stature makes him look shorter than he really is because we know he is for sure over 5'10.



I would still bet that Matt McC is closer to Mr. R's estimate of 5'9.75 than he is to a flat 5'11 however.



Oanh says on 4/Oct/14


5'10.5" max

Clay says on 30/Sep/14


Andrea says on 29/Sep/14

Yeah, Mr. R is not a troll, he believes "in what he says"... But, like many people, he tends to upgrade taller people and downgrade shorter people... A 6'2.5 Djokovic or a 5'6 Mark Ruffalo are an example!



Seeing a measured 5'10.5 Russell Wilson the NFL quarterback at 5'9 was a huge red flag for me. He is being genuine Im sure, he just isn't that good IMO!



pauly e says on 29/Sep/14


5'10.25

Andrea says on 29/Sep/14


Yeah, Mr. R is not a troll, he believes "in what he says"... But, like many people, he tends to upgrade taller people and downgrade shorter people... A 6'2.5 Djokovic or a 5'6 Mark Ruffalo are an example!



Clay says on 29/Sep/14


Mr.R's estimate?!? That should not be a thing to be taken into consideration, the guy consistenly see's people and inch or more under what they are.

[Editor Rob: I think Mr R is genuine with what he sees...but everybody can experience someone appearing taller or shorter, there's a lot of factors, ground, posture, static vs moving celebrity, shoes etc.]


184.3cm says on 28/Sep/14


178-179cm. Maybe he got 182cm with his big hair or something.



me says on 26/Sep/14


on eastbound and down he is shorter the danny(Kenny Powers) who is 5'10

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 inē(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 inē(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


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