Michael Fassbender's Height
5ft 11in (180 cm)
German born Irish Actor best known for roles in films such as Shame, Hunger, Inglorious Basterds, Prometheus, The X-Men Movies, Steve Jobs and 12 Years a Slave.
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Edward said on 20/Jul/16
Huge torso, very short legs
said on 18/Jul/16
I dont understand his body complex, i mean, he's skinny, but i'm too, im 1,77cm and i look wayyy shorter than him.
On some movies or with tight clothes he looks above 6ft.
Fittsy said on 16/Jul/16
To me hes a strong 179cm man. I can t see him above 180cm, especially next to dicaprio and damon on their last common picture. 2 cm difference between him and Leo
Speedway said on 13/Jul/16
181cm in my opinion. Has that wirey, gangly frame that a lot of Irish and British have, and that kind of build can make a man look taller than he really is. Hence a lot of people seem to assume he's somewhere in the 183-186cm range.
No more than 182cm (absolute maximum, probably pushing it) but no lower than 180cm.
Matthias Foe said on 5/Jul/16
His morning to night range?
Christensen said on 16/Jun/16
Looked two inches shorter than Michael Cudlitz in episode 9 of Band of Brothers
joe joe said on 5/Jun/16
I've never met him but everyone I Know who has met him has said that they were supprise at how short he was. Would be interesting to see him in person.
said on 23/May/16
Rob, how do you explain this photo? Click Here
That's not just a quarter inch difference..
Editor Rob: fassbender seems to stand a bit loose at times, on more level ground they are closer.
Josh said on 22/May/16
He has quite add body proportions. His torso is long but his legs are short. He also has a very slim waist and quite a skinny frame. But about his height yes I think 5' 11" sounds good for him. He looks quite tall to me.
said on 21/May/16
Rob, is McAvoy wearing lifts here? He makes Fass look 5'10.
Editor Rob: at times I believe he has pulled off 5ft 7.5-8 range, other times in normal shoes he looks his claim.
said on 20/May/16
Hey Rob, who do you think is a more legit 5'11, Michael or Mcconaughey
Editor Rob: both at times can look under the 5ft 11 mark, I think though maybe Michael could have more chance of holding 5ft 11
said on 25/Mar/16
Rob, what is your min and max height for him? You have here Bardem at 181cm, and Fassbender is always at least 2cm shorter than him.
Editor Rob: a weak 5ft 11 at times I've seen him as, but other times he could pass for a decent 5ft 11...hence I've left him 5ft 11 for a long while.
cruser said on 19/Mar/16
Yeah he looks a strong average height, a true 5'10 guy
Johno said on 12/Mar/16
pammy said on 25/Feb/16
In the movie 'Steve Jobs', Katherine Waterston is easily taller than him and she is listed at 1.82..no way he can be more than 1.79..!
Amaterasu said on 23/Feb/16
Fass is 177cm.
amaterasu said on 7/Jan/16
Fassbender's height in between of 5'6" and 5'8" ? LOL. And nobody here is saying that Hardy and DiCaprio are 6 footers.
Back to Fassbender's height, from all what I've seen with him, I'm pretty sure he is 5'10.25" or 178cm. I don't think that he is 10cm taller than McAvoy, and there is also plenty of pics with him next to 177cm guys, where he looked identical in height with them or just a smidge taller, so 178cm makes sense to me.
Bright Lights said on 4/Jan/16
Hollywood lies about age and height. Fassbender real height is between 5ft 6 - 5ft 8ins. Due to his thin as a drain pipe build he looks taller. Watch Agatha Christie 'after the funeral'.He is the same height as the blond actress and she is 5ft 7. DiCaprio and Hardy anyone seen their recent red carpet pics together these guys are not 6ft.
gian92 said on 25/Dec/15
Near Mcavoy he looks max 177 cm
Samuel Cote said on 20/Dec/15
I work on the Xmen franchise and I have the chart of the heights of some actors: Michael Fassbender is actually 6'. Shoes 11 and Head 22 1/4
172.4cm guy said on 1/Dec/15
I was surprised to see Fassbender at 5'11". He looks like a solid 5'10", as others have observed I see. At best he might be 5'10.5", but probably not a full 5'11".
TJE said on 16/Nov/15
If anything, he'd be 10.75
Locked said on 13/Nov/15
Rampage why would he be 5'11.25?
Mr175 said on 12/Nov/15
Saw him on Graham Norton other week who is Def around the 5 9 mark and Michael looked very close. I reckon solid 5 10
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Nov/15
"Michael Fassbender's height is 5ft 11¼in (181cm)"
Locked said on 13/Oct/15
in x-men he looked 5'10
said on 28/Sep/15
There is no way he is taller than 5' 10", at best.
Look at this photo with David Thewlis and Paddy Considine.
Thewlis and Considine are 6' 3" and 5' 9", respectively.
Fassbinder is much closer to Considine in height.
Rasputin said on 27/Sep/15
There are a load of pictures on the net at the moment of Fassbender with the actor Paddy Considine who is listed here as 5ft 9.75, its really tricky to tell who is the taller of the two, in some pics it looks like Paddy, in others Fassbender. I think M.F is actually closer to 5ft 10.25/5ft 10.5. I suppose the foot wear in the pictures needs a closer inspection
Balrog said on 7/Sep/15
5'10.75" guy with a chance of 179cm, just like Taylor Kitsch.
amaterasu said on 29/Jul/15
Strong 5'10" guy in my opinion, and even if hes scrapping 180cm mark that is his maximum. He is for sure height aware, you can tell that by looking at his always perfect posture.
said on 25/Jul/15
He's at least 3 cm taller than Jennifer Lawrence (171 cm) here: Click Here
I think he's 182 cm - 5'11.5.
said on 25/Jul/15
Next to Quaid, who's 1,81cm, he looks taller.
said on 28/Jun/15
Rob, do you think you'll add Steve Jobs to his list of films up there?
[Editor Rob: yes, I'll add that one. ]
Blink_284 said on 23/Jun/15
Always thought he was 5'10. His lean build would make him seem taller at any height. Same as Andrew Lincoln, he is 5'10 but can seem quite a bit taller at times. Fassbender could be 5'11 though.
MD said on 21/Jun/15
If anything, he's slightly shorter than this. What he's currently listed is the very most he could be. Sorry.
rockitbaby said on 19/Jun/15
Yeah, Michael is 1,81m IMO.
Tarinator said on 14/Jun/15
Should be about 181-182 centimetres tall. Not the full 6'0 though.
MD said on 22/May/15
If you go to Cumberbatch's page, you'll see he was demoted a centimeter.
JJF said on 20/May/15
Might be 1.82m actually... if 'Cumbersnatch' really is 6 foot, that is.
said on 19/Apr/15
@cole agree! This is him next to Cumberbatch, who is 1,83m. A bit shorter.
cole said on 2/Apr/15
Next to someone like Ridley Scott, Fassbender looks the same as DiCaprio.
rockitbaby said on 1/Apr/15
Fassbender is as tall her DiCaprio or even taller, no way he's shorter than 1,80m.
Axaros said on 29/Mar/15
rockitbaby said on 4/Feb/15
hahhahaha I'd never say he's 6'2 looking at this pic, I'd say Rogen is shorter only LoL but as I said before, the pic is not good. I only got the impression that Michael is taller. If Rogen is 1,78m it could confirm his height as 1,80m.
Tim1.79 said on 4/Feb/15
Man, your evidence photos are just... If I wouldn't know Michael's height, then I would think he's something like 6'2" on pic with Rogen. I mean, seriously ? The ground is not even and Michael got shoes advantage. It's pretty obvious that he just can't be that much taller than Rogen.
said on 2/Feb/15
How tall is Seth Rogen? Michael looks slightly taller than him. I know they're not in the same ground exactly but even so Rogen is clearly shorter.
MD said on 2/Feb/15
That instagram random is being too kind. lol No, Jean-Luc, he's just your height if even fully that.
@rockitbaby said on 29/Jan/15
I don't think Michael is 1,78 AT ALL. He's at least 1,80m. Next to Brad Pitt, who is around 6'0, he's slightly shorter. Michael is as tall as Dicaprio, 1,80m, 1,81m tops.
Joe said on 29/Jan/15
5'10" seems to be his correct height, I do not think he is 5'11" nor is he is full 6 feet. He was claimed to be 6'1' when X-men First Class was released in 2011. To get an actor's true height you have to subtract by two inches, so you have take their official height and subtract by two for most of them, a few fib by an inch, only a handful are honest, and few will just round off their heights like Henry Cavill who is 6'0.5" and says 6'1" because its just easier to say.
said on 28/Jan/15
This guy just commented on Instagram that Michael is around 6'. He said:
"His 6' self is slouching and my 5'11" ness is puffed and floating a bit".
[Editor Rob: floatinG?
a trick that this one guy from New York is known for...]
marcus said on 19/Jan/15
he's a solid 5'11, a good 180cm, any 5'11 guy can pull off 6 just like him, but he's not 5'10, no, rob is spot on here
rockitbaby said on 1/Dec/14
For me he's a 1,81m guy. 1,80m in the evening =)
Dmeyer said on 30/Nov/14
With mr r he looks 179.5cm no more so 10.75
said on 23/Nov/14
Great pic! But Michael is bending a little bit and James is clearly lifting. but their difference seems to be around 10cm or 11cm.
said on 22/Nov/14
A better picture of Fassbender with McAvoy this summer:
rockitbaby said on 20/Nov/14
@Jow 6'1??? OMG, Michael is never 1,85m. I don't think he's 1,78m neither, he's like 1,81m or 1,82m.
Joe said on 18/Nov/14
I think Fassbender is about 5-10, when X-men First Class came out three years ago it was claimed that he was 6-1. Really exaggerated that height as he is not close.
Heights of actors are hard to get accurate since they are never measured like athletes and most of them give their heights in shoes.
rockitbaby said on 7/Nov/14
He's nothing shorter than 1,80. He's almost as height as Cumberbatch, who's 1,83. Michael is 1,82 or 1,81m.
Dean said on 6/Nov/14
I used to see 5'10 for him but to me he does look 5'11 max.
184.3cm said on 6/Nov/14
He is nowhere near being a 6 footer. Look at the photo with Mr R who is listed on user heights at 5'11.5. Michael is an inch shorter so he is this listing at best. Id put him 179-180cm a weak 5'11.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Nov/14
You could change to simply X-Men films to free up some space!
Arch Stanton said on 4/Nov/14
Rob can you add a photo and films like Shame and Hunger? Personally I think of Shame as his most prominent role.
said on 3/Nov/14
Isn't Leo DiCaprio 1,80m? Michael looks to be quite his height or even slightly taller. And next to Cumberbatch, who's 1,83m, he looks just a little bit shorter.
Tim said on 3/Nov/14
Totally agree with you Nick. Shoes definitely can do some tricks, especially when person is interested in to look taller. But I don't consider Michael to be a lift guy or something. I just see him as a strong 5-10, he is looking that tall proportionally, just like Brad Pitt, but second is famous lift shoes lover. So yeah, being full 5-11 for these guys is questionable, but strong 5-10 is most likely.
rockitbaby said on 1/Nov/14
Michael doesn't look shorter than 1,80m. In my view, he's 1,82m.
Nick said on 31/Oct/14
The photos of celebrities next to each other are very dubious because they are all wearing shoes, and many famous people often wear lifts to make them appear an inch or two taller. There are many well known life wearers in Hollywood, in particular Sylvester Stallone, who by most estimates is 5'7" barefoot.
Many celebrities also tend to list their height in shoes or exaggerate by an inch or two.
I do not think Fassbender is taller than 178cm max. Camera angles and surfaces also throw things off. If you have an adequate camera shot on a flat surface maybe you could get a better idea of a celebrities height. But my most educated guess for Fassbender is 5'10" nothing more, maybe a bit less.
said on 27/Oct/14
How tall is Evan Peters? I've read he's like 1,76m, 1,77m...Michael seems to be clearly taller than 1,80m in X-Men.
evil said on 1/Oct/14
i think that fassbender is not under 182cm
said on 30/Sep/14
@Tim I mentioned Leo because there are pictures of them together. Yes, Bradley is taller than Michael, it's quite clear but not more than 5cm. And a lot of people claim that Bradley is actually taller than 1,84m. And 1,70m women who wear 10cm or 12cm hills are usually taller than man who are 1,78m. Unless they use hills too. In this pic Keira is wearing huge hills and Michael is wearing slippers and he's still slightly taller.
Tim said on 29/Sep/14
rockitbaby, I dont really care about Leo's height, all i can see is that 184 Cooper solidly taller than Michael, end of story... And 178-179 guy still can be taller than 170 women in hills.
rockitbaby said on 28/Sep/14
@Tim 5cm? I don't think so...Michael is as tall or slightly taller than Leo DiCaprio, who is 5'11. If there is indeed 5cm in that pic then Bradley is taller than 1,84m because next to 5'7 women wearing high heels Michael manages to be taller...No way he's shorter than 1,80m.
Tim said on 26/Sep/14
Man, 5 cm difference easily on that pic with Cooper...
said on 24/Sep/14
If Bradley Cooper is 1,84m, theh Michael is above 1,80m, maybe 1,81m. He also looks slightly taller than Leo DiCaprio, who is 1,80m.
rockitbaby said on 24/Sep/14
Johnny Depp is not 5'9. Amber Heard is 1,73m I think and wearing high heels she's as height as him or just a little bit taller. No way he's only 1,75m. Depp is probably 1,77m or 1,78m. Michael and Leo are probably the same height.
Sam said on 22/Sep/14
Hmm, I don't quite seem them the same height there, DiCaprio looks about an inch more IMO than Depp and I'm not sure whether DiCaprio was 100% fully grown at that point. Also, Johnny's listed as 5'9", not 5'10".
said on 18/Sep/14
@Sam I think they're both 1,80m. And DiCaprio too. I just find it weird that Johnny Depp is listed as 5'10 but next to Leo he's the same height.
Sam said on 18/Sep/14
Yeah, I think both Fassbender and Pitt are in the range of 179-180 cm tall. I think DiCaprio can pass for 181 cm at times but yeah, all these guys are similar range. It's just, unlike Fassbender and DiCaprio, Pitt does seem to pop on a little extra in his footwear at times. Barefoot w/ Paltrow, he could seem 5'10"ish then suddenly look near 2 inches taller than George Clooney in Ocean's 11 or a bit taller than six foot Eli Roth in Inglourious Basterds.
said on 15/Sep/14
@Sam How much do you give to Pitt? 1,80m? I found a picture of him next to Leo Diaprio and they're pretty much the same height:
Sam said on 15/Sep/14
There's a lot of photos w/ Fassbender and Pitt since they've done 3 movies together and they really do look quite close IMO. If Pitt looks taller at times, I think it's because of extra heel.
said on 14/Sep/14
@Tim hahaha but we should consider his height with a nice posture. I think that Michael is around 1,82m when he wakes up and is with a perfect posture. But in the end of the day and walking with a worse posture he's probably 1,80m.
Check out this picture. Keira is probably with 10cm high heels and she's as tall as Michael or slightly shorter, and he's wearing flipflops:
And this picture with Marion Cotillard, who is 5'6. I can see a 10cm difference or more.
Tim said on 14/Sep/14
@ rockitbaby, Well, Benedict is tallest from all 3, and even he is not full 6-0 , more like 1.82 imo.. And i can see 2-3 cm difference between him and Fassbender. But anyways, for some reason Fassbender look 178-179 to me, I don't know, maybe its because Im that tall myself lol. I also believe that Michael is a very good example of great posture which can make him look taller 1-1.5 inches :)
said on 13/Sep/14
@Xabier But Pitt, in my view, is around 6'0 and Michael is slightly shorter. The same with Benedict. It's impossible for Michael to be less than 1,80m. At least for me ;)
Xabier said on 11/Sep/14
He definitely is slightly shorter than Benedict Cumberbatch but I still think that he might be closer to 179 cm rather than being 180cm.
To me he just doesn't look like a full 5'11" guy. Pitt does instead, and you can see the difference between he and Pitt in that particular scene of the movie.
said on 5/Sep/14
@Xabier He's slighly shorter than Benedict Cumberbatch, who is listed as a 6'0. He's around 1,82 or 1,81m. Unless Benedict is shorter than that...
Xabier said on 4/Sep/14
There's a scene in 12 Years a Slave where he and Brad Pitt stand on even ground and you can clearly see that although they look very close in height, Pitt is still slightly taller than him so I would put him at 179cm. I think it could be dead on.
Have you had the chance to see the movie Rob? It's really good.
said on 20/Aug/14
@cole heights are complicated. Sometimes they look something and then they look taller or shorter. But seeing Michael still taller than 5'7 Keira Knightley wearing huge heels while he's wearing slippers...he seems to be around 6'0 =)
cole said on 19/Aug/14
@rockitbaby: That's fair enough ;) I just don't think any of those pictures you posted could be used to argue if they are the same height or not. I for one haven't seen any shots of them worth mentioning. Having said that though, they could be very similar.
rockitbaby said on 16/Aug/14
@cole we have to be based on something. A lot of sources say that Leo DiCaprio is 6'0 and Michael is as tall as him. But if Leo is 5'11 than Michael is 5'11 too, we'll never know. You believe in what you want and I believe in what I want ;)
cole said on 15/Aug/14
@rockitbaby: Everyobody's a 6 footer eh?
said on 7/Aug/14
Next to a 6'0'' Luke Evans who has a minimal heel advantage, Young Magneto looks 5'11.''
said on 5/Aug/14
And here he's next to Leo DiCaprio who is 6'0 and they're the same height. No way Michael is under 1,80m.
said on 4/Aug/14
@ tim Yes, I find it weird that sometimes they're the same heigh too. Or Chiwetel is higher than Michael. But in this picture I sent, there is another one that apparently shows them with the same kind of shoes. Then, I found another one of them at the Oscars, which shows Michael a little bit taller.
Tim said on 3/Aug/14
@ rockitbaby, More looks like all of them are in same height category 5-10 to 5-11, and the difference in height between them depends on shoes. I can find pictures where Chiwetel will be taller than Michael, isn't that strange if Michael is 6-0 like you said?
said on 3/Aug/14
Guys, Steve McQueen is as height as Michael and Brad Pitt and they are all 6'0. Look this picture of them next to 5'10 Chiwetel Ejiofor. No way Michael is only 1,78m.
Sam said on 24/Jul/14
I don't know that Steve McQueen has a published height, wouldn't count on it if you got it from that certain movie site. McQueen can look 5'10"ish at times, near 5'11" at others.
Tim said on 23/Jul/14
There is a lot of pictures with him standing next to 177-178 ( 5-10 ) Steve McQueen, and they are exactly same height mostly. I think that Fassbender is a strong 5-10 or could be 5-10.5. He has a great posture so yeah with proper shoes can look up to 6-0.
Dave618 said on 20/Jul/14
Just saw Fassbender dancing with Jackman on a talk show, then they slowed down and stood quite close. Really, a 1 or 2 inch difference is all I saw, if that. If Fassbender is a legit 5'11'', which he looks to be, Jackman is probably between 6'1" and 2".
rockitbaby said on 11/Jul/14
No way he's only 1,78m. He's like 6'0. He's as height as Benedict Cumberbatch and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Hypado said on 7/Jul/14
Michael Fassbender looks
179/180cm - 5ft10.5/5ft11
said on 28/Jun/14
More Fassbender vs McAvoy:
McAvoy looks to have a decent footwear advantage here. Not exactly the first time one would suspect he's wearing a lift. In equal footwear Fassbender would surely be about 4 inches taller.
@Sam: In that one shot it looks more like a 2.5in difference, and Fassbender is standing a little closer to the camera as well. But personally I don't think Jackman would measure a full 6'2. Nearer 6'1.5 is likely for him.
jon said on 7/Jun/14
Every other website but this one lists him as 6'0. But for once, I actually agree with the people saying he isn't a legit 6'0. He does not look like a 6-footer. I don't get why so many men who are 5'10 or 5'11 claim to be 6'0. 6'0 is not an impressive height. It's probably the most boring and annoying height out there. You're constantly asking yourself "Am I tall, or am I just average?". I'm hoping that I haven't stopped growing and reach 6'1 soon, but I kinda doubt it. If I didn't hate lying, I'd tell people I'm 5'11.
said on 29/May/14
Believable 3 inch difference with Hugh Jackman.
Dinosaurman said on 28/May/14
Hey Rob, maybe it's time to add some more movies to his list such as Prometheus, 12 Years a Slave (Oscar nom) and X-Men: Days of Future Past
Anon said on 15/May/14
In Byron Ts pics he is an easy 5'11". Patrick Stewart in loafers is a solid 5'9", to me.
Realist said on 14/May/14
Woah Booboo Stewart has grown since Twilight. Rob i think he needs to be upgraded to about 170-71. This shows u can grow a little after 18.
said on 11/May/14
He's still taller than a 5'7'' James McAvoy with a footwear advantage (who's been long rumored to be a lift wearer) and a 5'8'' Patrick Stewart (who's not wearing his trademark cowboy boots for once) at the NYC ''X-Men Days of Future Past'' premiere.
His 5'11'' listing on the website isn't outrageous, as he often looks close to it.
Realist said on 10/May/14
@Big B all the way with you man. Have you seen him with McAvoy. Rob himself agrees McAvoy can sometimes look 171. So this guy cant be more than 178. 179 maybe. 177-178 most likely. So a good 5'10. The rest of the X-Men cast:
James McAvoy: 5'7-5'7.25 so 170-171.00
Nicholas Hoult: 191 cm (i am sure he is only about 1/2 an inch shorter than Liam Hemsworth)
Hugh Jackman: 186-187 solid 6'1
Patrick Stewart: 172-173
Ian Mckellan: Same as Fassbender
Jennifer Lawrence: 169-170 less than McAvoy
Lucas Till: 174-175 touching 5'9 (Rob agrees i think)
Halle Berry: 5'5-5'6
Ellen Page : Barely 5'1
Shawn Ashemore: Solid 5'11 (180-181)
Anna Paquin: 163-164 solid 5'4
MD said on 23/Apr/14
He is not that short. I stick by my 179 cm estimate. He's just a bit under 5'11".
littlesue said on 22/Apr/14
Lol, Fassy in lifts!! unless he had to for a film there is no way he wears them, he usually wearing loafers or flip flops when he is casual
Big B said on 21/Apr/14
He's between 5'9 1/2 and 5'10 without the lifts.
littlesue said on 4/Apr/14
Sam that movie site had him at 5ft 11 for a few years, someone obviously sent them something to make them change it
Sam said on 3/Apr/14
A certain movie website amusingly has him at 6'1". He might hit that if he decides to wear lifts, but that's unlikely.
bukowski said on 2/Apr/14
Rob my out of bed height is 5ft 10.5, then by the night time I have dropped to about 5ft 9.75, is it fair for me to average it out and say im a flat 5ft 10?
I always thought Fassbender was a solid 6ft, but the more I seem to pay attention to his height in films the lower he looks. The guy has amazing posture though which makes anybody look taller. I wouldnt say he was anything under 5ft 10.75 though
said on 28/Feb/14
@Editor Rob: Have you seen enough to take Fassbender down to 5'10.75, or do you still think he could be a solid 5'11?
[Editor Rob: it is perfectly arguable anywhere from 5ft 10.5-11 I think for him, at the moment I'd say 5ft 11 is ok, yeah he could dip a fraction shy though.]
the shredder said on 22/Feb/14
Hill can be 5'7 .
said on 18/Feb/14
5'10.5 for Fassbender is pushing it in this picture with Jonah Hill: Click Here
Most people here are certain that Jonah can't be anything over 5'7.
Njp said on 18/Feb/14
Fassbender 179cm, Ejiofor 177cm.
Sam said on 29/Jan/14
I do think Fassbender and Pitt are pretty close to one another in height.
Mr. R said on 28/Jan/14
MF had on a pair of funky boots, and I had on loafer shoes. Accounting for my hat and his hair, 5-10.75 is good.
Mr. R said on 28/Jan/14
MF had on a pair of funky boots, and I had on loafer shoes. Accounting for my hat and his hair, 5-10.75 is good.
DMEYER said on 26/Jan/14
if fassbender is 5 ft 11 is hard to see brad under
dmeyer said on 26/Jan/14
Actualy if He has more and looking at eye level 5'10.5-10.75 Is possible
dmeyer said on 26/Jan/14
From the pics He looks about as tall as 5'11.5 mr r , mr r seems to have better posture if i didnt know mr r height i would have sais Michael was easy as tall
said on 26/Jan/14
HEY! Did you all see my pic with Michael Fassbender? Come on guys. I worked hard to get that pic! lol
[Editor Rob: yes, it was good to see you finally show a picture.]
The Horse of FUNK said on 25/Jan/14
Picture looks fine to me, though the hat is kind of in the way. Anyway, if Mr. R is 5'11.5", then Fassbender looks a solid 5'11" in that pic. Going by eye level, Mr. R has an ever so slight advantage over him. Who knows what the story of footwear and posture are.
All in all, I think it's safe to say Rob's listing is a safe listing. Fassbender is definitely in the 5'11" neighborhood, give or take a cm. He ain't 6'0.75", nor is he 5'9". If people start arguing over the most accurate cm, then Fassbender's height will become a science of its own, like the Brad Pitt and Stallone pages here.
MD said on 25/Jan/14
@Mr. R, really, I wasn't trying to be a jerk, or anything, but that picture actually doesn't make your point of being under 5'11". It seems to confirm the current listing, instead, even though it's clear from other pictures that he's not quite a full 5'11".
Mr. R said on 23/Jan/14
@ MD Sorry to disappoint you. I made sure that MF and I were on level ground and that I stood as tall as possible. Actually, HE was the one doing the leaning. Based on my pic, I say that MF is 5-10.75, closer 179 as you suggest.
said on 23/Jan/14
How cool! I made celebrityheights!
Rob, does this make me a celebrity?
[Editor Rob: a long long way to go R ;)]
Arch Stanton said on 23/Jan/14
Doesn't really look under 5'11, but I really thought Brad Pitt looked an inch or so taller in 12 years. Agreed that he's seems a thoroughly decent guy and is likeable.
MD said on 23/Jan/14
I'm kind of disappointed. I was expecting a picture from which to better judge height from. It looks like Mr R may be slightly twisted, and thus losing a tiny bit or height, but the picture is off-kilter a bit, so there is no way to judge much from this beyond the fact that he's at least close to this current listing.
I'm still saying he's 179 cm, though, from all the other pictures I've seen.
said on 23/Jan/14
Here is the photo Mr R sent
Michael may have fraction more footwear?
MD said on 21/Jan/14
I really do think that 179 cm would be a better listing. He is just ever-so-slightly under 5'11".
Sam said on 20/Jan/14
Fassbender has a lean build that can make him seem lanky but this goes away when he stands next to other men or tall women. Rob's listing seems right, he might be a fraction under 5'11" for the better part of the day though.
cole said on 17/Jan/14
@The Horse of Funk: I'm not surprised they've put him at 185 cm to be honest, they even had Timberlake at 186 cm for a while... Can't trust them as any user can edit the height-listing. He's always struck me as a 5'10.5 - 5'11 zone guy, the former he has appeared more often recently imo.
Mr. R said on 17/Jan/14
@ The Horse of Funk Yeah, when I cam home Saturday, I checked that internet movie site, and laughed for a long time at the 6-0.75. Pure comedy.
The Horse of FUNK said on 16/Jan/14
Mr. R is probably right. I've always suspected him to be about 5'11". I had to check his page here after just seeing his listing on the internet movie site. They have him at 6'0.75". After seeing the candid photos of him with Chris Pine, there is no way in hell he is 6'0.75".
Mr. R said on 16/Jan/14
By the way, Michael hung out with us after the screening for at least ten minutes and was very cool. An extremely nice and fun dude. He is approaching Clooney for my " coolest man in Hollywood" crown. I will download my pic and send it to Rob.
Mr. R said on 12/Jan/14
I just met Michael at a screening at Fox Studios. I was stunned. He was almost looking me straight in the eye! I am 5-11.5 and he was closer than I suspected. He was wearing boots with a little more heel than my loafer dress shoes. He is pretty close to 5-11. Rob, I will send the pic.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Jan/14
LOL @ 5'9.5, more chance of 6ft!
truth said on 8/Jan/14
176-177cm ???? Jesus christ. I think 179-180cm, this height or a few fractions shorter. 5ft10.25 at worst.
little sue said on 6/Jan/14
No way 5ft 9.5, thats a bit laughable!! No much under 5ft 11.
Realist said on 6/Jan/14
1.83 m is a joke. This guy is 177-178. Carey Mulligan is no more than 1.67-1.68 she wears huge heals, downgrade them rob.
MD said on 6/Jan/14
You going to add any kind of evidence, Vibram beyond "5ft9.5"? I mean, the least you could do is add a sentence of explanation.
klem said on 6/Jan/14
He is extremelly fit and proportional 5-10.5, and he can look up to 6-1 from distance.
Vibram said on 5/Jan/14
Nia said on 24/Dec/13
I met him. 5'9"
cole said on 18/Dec/13
I wouldn't go under 5'10.5 though. Anywhere in the 5'10.5 - 5'11 zone is justifiable.
said on 9/Dec/13
Does he have a close-to-10 inch head? It looks big, but it's quite square-y too, so maybe that adds a little optically.
[Editor Rob: wouldn't have said a big 10 inches]
Jem said on 6/Dec/13
I thought Fassbender looked close to the same height as Brad Pitt, maybe a bit shorter. Could be 5'11" max and might even be 5'10.5".
klem said on 26/Nov/13
Looks a bit shorter than Brad Pitt in the Counselor. Brad Pitt wears pretty thick boots in the movie. Anyway, to me he doesn't look, but strong to upper average. 5-11 max but probably 5-10.25.
SAK said on 26/Nov/13
Len says: A 5'10.5" guy who tries to claim 6'0" elsewhere. Standard Hollywood practice.
Most men add a few inches to there height, not just in Hollywood. Standard male practice.
But I have to agree I see him as 179cm/5f10.5 rather then a full 5f11.
cole said on 20/Nov/13
He does look shorter than Javier Bardem who I can't see over 5'11.25, so maybe Fassbender's more in the 5'10.5 range, Rob?
JonDaMon said on 17/Nov/13
i think Fassbender's deserves a higher listing than 5'11, to be fair. He looks quite tall. Pushing 6 foot.
Yves said on 9/Nov/13
6'0 for sure.
Silent d said on 21/Oct/13
It'll be interesting to see him in the counselor when he stands with a guy who claims he's 180cm brad pitt. There is also 172cm cameron diaz in it. Could be interesting. 180cm.
JJ said on 18/Oct/13
181-182 I think.
Mr. R said on 18/Oct/13
I just saw 12 Years A Slave, and MF walks around a lot barefoot. He and BP only share a few scenes, but in one they are standing facing each other both in boots. BP is clearly taller. MF is a little under 5-10.
Lorne said on 17/Oct/13
Well, he has two upcoming films with BP, so we'll get the chance to compare. But I do think Fassbender is legit 180cm, that's what he looks standing tall, see him with Mcavoy, who is 170cm but has lifts to look 171-172, he looks 5'11 and with. 171cm range Hennifer Lawrence, if she's a real 5'7.5 then Fassbender looks 5'11, I've seen him looking 179 range as Rob says, but generally I think he looks 5'11 w posture, 5ft10.75-5ft11, 179.5-180, 180.5 possible, him and Putt would be identical IMO.
Silent d said on 16/Oct/13
I watched shame and he looked 180cm next to his sister in the movie carey mulligan who is 169cm. Great actor.
said on 11/Oct/13
With Javier Bardem, whose listed height here I slightly doubt:
He's not quite 5'11". He honestly strikes me as a 5'10.5" guy who can look taller because of his narrow build.
Lilley said on 5/Oct/13
I've met Michael Fassbender and he was at least 3 inches taller than me and I'm just 5'9".
Len said on 19/Sep/13
A 5'10.5" guy who tries to claim 6'0" elsewhere.
Standard Hollywood practice.
said on 18/Sep/13
@ The Garage: No worries. I just didn't believe that Michael Fassbender could be as short as 5'9'' based on previous photo evidence. As for Ian McKellen, I think he's no less than 5'10'' at age 74. 10 years ago, he stood pretty tall next to a 5'11'' listed Rebecca Romijn (in heels) at the X2: X-Men United premiere: Click Here
TheGarage said on 17/Sep/13
@ Byron T: Hi. I've closely checked my photos with Michael Fassbender after being shocked by your photo (I always thought Ian McKellan was really tall, but maybe that was Gandalf). If he stood up straight instead of slouching then I could see that Michael would be taller than I said previously. I'm not afraid to admit when I'm wrong. He'd be more like 5'10 - 5'10.5. Apologies for the earlier estimate - I was possibly still in the meeting's afterglow.
said on 15/Sep/13
@ TheGarage: Are your sure that Michael Fassbender is only 5'9?'' Despite the angle of the camera and the footwear advantage of his other X-Men co-stars, he's still tallest one in this photo: Click Here
Jones said on 13/Sep/13
I don't understand why people ask who's taller when they can see that they're listed at the same height. It is possible for two people to be exact same ya know
TheGarage said on 25/Aug/13
I met Michael Fassbender in a restaurant two days ago. I got my photo taken with him. Lovely approachable man. I'm 5'9" & I'd say he's the same height as me at the very most.
said on 13/Aug/13
With Brad Pitt, they do look about the same, Pitt and Fassbender. Pitt often has higher footwear and Fassbender has looser posture, so their might be a Fassbender advantage but may be not even 1 cm.
Balrog said on 11/Aug/13
He looks 5'10.5" with McAvoy and also with Hoult but other times looks the full 5'11" maybe 5'10 ¾" is spot on?
said on 3/Aug/13
Rob, who'd be taller this guy or Brad Pitt?
[Editor Rob: I think it'd be hard to call it.
There is a shout that fassbender is 179cm range...he can look that ]
cole said on 31/Jul/13
Okay, I have seen a bit more of him now. And I would categorically rule out anything under 5'10.5 for Michael. 5'11 range is fine.
MaskDeMasque said on 26/Jul/13
5'10.5, maybe 5'10.75.
said on 20/Jul/13
I still think Fassbender is 5'11.'' He sure looks it next to a legit 5'10'' Bryan Singer and a 5'7'' James McAvoy:
Len said on 29/Jun/13
Looks 5'10.5". Not a real tall guy, but is lean and has presence, which sometimes makes him seem a bit taller.
The claims of 6'0" for him are funny... typical Hollywood fibbing.
cole said on 26/Jun/13
He looks around the 5'11 mark, but when you look at guys like David Giuntoli, who might very well be in the 5'10-11 range as well, he can seem in the same range. I'm just going to split it in half and call Micaehl a 5'10.5 guy. Not saying I'm completely ruling out 5'11, it's just that, to me, he sometimes looks a tad shorter.
Ron said on 9/Jun/13
A very lean 5'10. Great actor.
groundhogphil said on 9/Jun/13
At the Canadian Grand Prix he looked about an inch taller than Eddie Jordan which would make him around 5'6".
Dirty Pitts said on 6/Jun/13
In X-men First Class and in red carpet photos Fassbender looks the same height as Kevin Bacon, who's listed as 5'10" on this site. I think 5'10.5" is probably more accurate for Fassbender.
Balrog said on 2/Jun/13
In X Men First Class the guy who plays Banshee is listed 5'11'' and Fassbender looked exactly same height has him.
Robert Gray said on 29/Apr/13
@Byron: Touche. That is a challenging pic. He still seems to me like a hair under 5'11 though, just appears taller due to his skinny frame. He looked pretty average to me in X-Men: First Class and Inglorious Basterds but then seems taller in films like Shame and Prometheus. I'll settle with 5'10.5
said on 28/Apr/13
@Robert: I don't think he's shorter than Logan Marshall-Green, it's just the angle of the photo taken.
In this photo, both Fassbender and Marshall-Green are wearing flat shoes, but Marshall-Green is hunched over a bit. Also, he still towers over a 5'4'' Noomi Rapace who's wearing heels. I'd say that Fassbender is still 5'11'' as listed.
said on 21/Apr/13
Here he looks shorter than 5'11 listed Logan Marshall-Green and only a smidge taller than 5'4 listed Noomi Rapace (most likely with 5-6 inch heels)
Gonna go with 5'10
space balls said on 8/Apr/13
strong 5'11'' for sure.i'd say he could be even 1.81-82 cm.
leonari said on 27/Mar/13
Possible 181. Nö Way under 5'11
Arch Stanton said on 21/Mar/13
He can actually give off a taller impression at times.
Giles Du Croix said on 15/Mar/13
The female lead in Fishtank is indeed quite tall (and talented). 5' 11" is spot on here.
klem said on 21/Jan/13
He looks shorter in fish tank(2009). In Shame, he looks taller.
I think this guy is more like 178 cm but he could be true 180 cm.
jasperwazup said on 20/Jan/13
he has a masculine forehead just saying. he looks 181cm.
little sue said on 13/Jan/13
I can't see him being under 5ft 11 myself, although his slim, muscley build make him look tall.
Trey said on 12/Jan/13
Yeah, 5'11 Mortensen has a little edge on him, 5'10.5 is fair for Michael.
Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm said on 20/Dec/12
One of the best actors around.
5'11 is right.
Silent d said on 28/Oct/12
5 foot 11.
said on 22/Oct/12
He and Viggo Mortensen look pretty much the same height, though Mortensen may have a slight edge:
Scott said on 15/Oct/12
Yes, I'd have said 5'11 in inglorious ****s.
Woland said on 16/Sep/12
Looks 5'11 next to Gina Carano in Haywire.
little sue said on 9/Sep/12
He looks a good 5 inches taller than Mike Myers in Inglorious Basterds, I would say 5ft 11 + perfect looking specimen!!
BigT said on 27/Jul/12
HeÂ´s 177-179 cm range, getting away with claiming 6ft because of his slim figure and great posture. In the right footwear heÂ´ll probably hit 6ft.
Scott said on 24/Jul/12
Looked 5'10.5 in inglorious. Not quite this '6 foot' claimed.
said on 13/Feb/12
Poor posture examples but in a similar height range so 5'11" is possible. He's super skinny so the height to width ratio gives the impression he's over 6ft
said on 25/Jan/12
This article claims "6 foot" for Fassbender. Not quite...:
SIlent d said on 24/Jan/12
Carey mulligan is 5 foot 6.5. 180cm for michael even though i thought he was closer to 6 foot.
said on 22/Jan/12
Look here for a recent picture of him standing next to Carey Mulligan. Even with heels, they look almost same height. Mulligan can't be that tall.
said on 9/Jan/12
He looks 5'11" tops next to 5'9"ish lead Gina Carano in stills from Haywire. In some pictures, Ewan McGregor and Michael Douglas look about the same size compared to her, although there's one where Fassbender might have her by a couple of inches more:
Steven said on 5/Jan/12
he was listed 6'0 at several site at first , did't thought he look 5'11 to 6'0 range. he look 5'10 at most next to 5'7 listed james mcavoy
said on 28/Dec/11
Did you downgrade him, Rob? I think I saw him at 182 cm here few months ago, not sure though.
[Editor Rob: yes he started 11.5 and settled on 11]
Ephramk said on 13/Dec/11
Saw him at a movie screening at Tate. He really is not as tall as he seems in the movie. 5'10 at best. Skinny lad though.
SAK said on 29/Nov/11
last time i checked he was listed as 182cm here, but yeah I have to agree with the 180cm listing now, even though initially i did think of him as near 6ft0.
sean73 said on 11/Nov/11
hey anonymous have you seen his new movie "shame"?I hear he might get an oscar nomination for it.181cm to me.
LAN Jiao said on 3/Nov/11
thanks rob. a great job. his not over 5'11 at best.
said on 3/Nov/11
"Byron T. says on 30/Oct/11
Definitely is 4 inches taller than a 5'7'' James McAvoy
LOL Byron.T , not even a full 3"(7.5cm). Fassbender look 177cm if mcavoy is 170 top. ask rob if you don believe me. if Fassbender stays 5'11.5 mcavoy needs a upgrade immediate top 5'8.75-5'9 , in premiere they had 7-8cm different on height. Fassbender is pretty much at guy pearce height 5'10(178cm).
[Editor Rob: 5ft 11 probably looks closer with James]
said on 30/Oct/11
Definitely is 4 inches taller than a 5'7'' James McAvoy
LAN Jiao said on 15/Oct/11
In X men he look only 8-9cm taller than professer X who is 5'7.5
Lazlo said on 14/Sep/11
Just walked a few feet from director Steve Mcqueen at the Toronto International Film Festival --he is exactly two inches taller than me --with shoes I'm 5'10, so I'd say Mcqueen with similar I inch heels is 6'1 --and in pics Michael Fassbender seems to be exactly or half an inch less than Mcqueen(who is probably 6 feet barefoot). 5 11.5 for Fassbender is thus SPOT ON!
Triplescrew said on 5/Sep/11
I would of thought 5'10.75" due to how he looked with Kevin Bacon but that could be footware/ camera angles.
jake said on 14/Aug/11
5ft11.25 (181 cm).
5\'8.76784 said on 4/Aug/11
Maybe a tad shorter, Rob? He looked more than 3.5" shorter than Oliver Platt, who by now is not a full 6'3. Maybe 181cm?
Larc 6 ft 1.75 in said on 13/Jul/11
5'11.5 is spot on, 5'11 flat is too low, he did look close enough to 6'0 in "X-Men First Class".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jun/11
Saw Inglorious ****s again recently. This guy is 180cm, not 182cm
SAK said on 9/Jun/11
Best height is 187cm, best range is 182-192cm so Fassbenders just manages to make it.
SAK said on 9/Jun/11
joe says on 7/Jun/11
Damn. He's got three inches on me.
Totally agree on Best height.
I would agree somewhat about the perfect height, i would say perfect height is 187cm, and as a range, anywhere between 182-192cm. So Fassbender @ 182cm just manages to make it.
joe said on 7/Jun/11
Damn. He's got three inches on me.
Totally agree on Best height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/May/11
Looks 5ft11 flat...same as Brad Pitt
Larry said on 6/Apr/11
This guy totally seems like the perfect height
SAK said on 23/Feb/11
Thanks Rob for getting a page for Fassbender. And I quoted 182cm for him and I glad you have this as his height.
Anonymous said on 16/Feb/11
Brilliant in Hunger. The best british film of the last decade.
jake said on 16/Feb/11
This is certainly fair. Close to 6'