Mel Gibson height: 5ft 9.5in (177 cm)
Australian/American Actor best known for movies like Lethal Weapon, Braveheart and Mad Max 2. Some people insist he is only 5ft 8 and constantly wears elevator shoes to give him an extra boost. In 1990 a newspaper said "he says he's 5 foot 10 although he says he's read that he's 5 foot 4" and in 1987 an article mentioned "studio publicity lists his height at 5 feet, 10 inches". Some insist "Mel Gibson struggles to hit 5ft 8in...the Braveheart star's size has caused some problems on set in the past. When Mel was filming The Year Of Living Dangerously with 5ft 11in Sigourney Weaver, he had to wear built-up shoes and even stand on a box for some scenes to be eye level with his co-star.". Sigourney herself said on CNN "There are actors who are insecure. Sometimes very tall actors go, "How tall are you?" And you just go, you are towering over me, you can`t be -- one of the most secure was actually Mel Gibson. He didn't care if I was three inches -- you know, I could wear huge heels and he'd be fine with it"
Mel once tried to put to rest the issues of his height. On the Michael Parkinson chatshow up came the issue of Mel's height. He talked about an article (from the Globe) showing Mel being the next Bond...something like: "They had Sean at 6ft 3, Timothy at 6ft 2, Moore at 6ft and me...at 5ft 8."
Parky asked to clear up the rumour and Gibson got up and said "we're about the same height" and even pointed to his shoes saying: "And there are no lifts."
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