How tall is Michael Madsen ?

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Michael Madsen's height is 6ft 1in (185 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 2in (188 cm)
American actor best known for roles in movies like Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Species, Donnie Brasco and Free Willy.
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cole says on 1/Dec/14
Did you get a pic or did you just see him up close, Rob?
[Editor Rob: yes, I was 'late' for the photo so just on my own with him.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 19/Nov/14
188-189cm range peak
Andrea says on 1/Oct/14
Too bad Rob met him and he would have given him 6'1.5 if there was even a chance he was that tall :)
[Editor Rob: no he actually looked 6ft 2 although he had cowboys on.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 30/Sep/14
186-187cm standing straight.
Arch Stanton says on 21/Aug/14
Looks easily 6'2" in Kill Bill Volume 2.
grizz says on 14/Aug/14
My lord, his height loss is even worse than in case of Schwarzenegger-3 cm loss and he didn't turn 60 yrs!
Crash says on 10/Jun/14
avi, studies show the height loss beginning around 30ish and slowly building up after then, so that by 60 on average 2cm has been lost for a man, and 3cm for a woman. These are just averages so some lose less by this time (or perhaps even none) and others will lose more but the majority of people will have lost at least some height by 60.

By 80 it will almost always be very noticeable height loss though... well over an inch generally.
avi says on 9/Jun/14
@Crash says on 7/Jun/14

shouldnt lose any height til 60s and should be very little. with good posture many men never lose more than 1/2 by 80s
Crash says on 7/Jun/14
Believe it or not most people have already lost a small fraction of an inch by 40 it seems, increasing to approximately 1cm by age 50 on average. So it's not so unbelievable that this guy shed a half inch by now.
Arch Stanton says on 1/Jun/14
Rob, there's a typo on Donnies is what I was trying to say!
Arch Stanton says on 30/May/14
Rob can you correct to Donnie? Back in the 90s I have to disagree jtm, he really looked a solid 6'2" next to guys who were listed 6'-6'1". Today I agree, he looks like he's struggling with 6'1" today.
[Editor Rob: he's a laid back guy posture wise and losing some height in his 50's has always looked probable.]
jtm says on 28/May/14
his posture is terrible but i don't think he was ever 6'2. look at the pictures with rourke in 2005 and he doesn't look taller than 6'0 in his recent pictures with tarantino.
Nick Breckon says on 29/Mar/14
When I wrote the Walking Dead Game Season 2 Episode 2: A House Divided, I met Michael Madsen who voiced the main antagonist of the episode... Carver.
He looked about 1.89 (6'2.5")to 1.90 meters (6'3"),any thoughts Robert? he looked like he was wearing flats to me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 2/Mar/14
I think Baldwin has always been 5ft11 range and just wore lifts in movies to hold his own opposite guys who are genuinely 6ft+. Madsen was 6ft2-6ft2.5 peak and now is 6ft1.5-6ft2. I don't think he's as low as 6ft1 flat even though he could look it on Big Brother.
Arch Stanton says on 12/Feb/14
In The Getaway he didn't look that much taller than Alec Baldwin oddly, maybe 2 inches. Baldwin did look 6 ft in that film though.
Captain Stewie says on 11/Feb/14
I'd say this about the Kill Bill star who is is in my Favorite video game...

Peak= 1.89 meters
Now= 1.88 meters
I can say this because I am a 1.87 man and he seem taller than me.
Mr. R says on 11/Feb/14
When I saw him a few years ago at a museum, he was still a full 6-2.
Cole Everett says on 9/Feb/14
I'm a 1.86 man and I saw him once after his Dishonored acting and he seemed a little shorter than me, posture? Possibly old age?
dmeyer says on 8/Feb/14
Charlie 176cm even with better posture He Will look max 10cm taller 186cm and He had slight more shoes from your peak He Is not more than 185cm
Arch Stanton says on 7/Feb/14
Rob can you add Donnie Brasco, Species, Free Willy and Mulholland Falls to the list?
Arch Stanton says on 7/Feb/14
Yeah he was struggling with even 6'1" next to Gareth Thomas but I think posture had a bit to do with it. Either way it's virtually impossible that he could still be 188cm if Gareth Thomas is 191cm. Thomas was still taller than Madsen wearing cowboy boots!! Granted though Madsen easily looked 6'2" back in the 90s and if anything look 189-90cm, in films like Reservoir Dogs and Donnie Brasco.
Dan Brody says on 6/Feb/14
I met him once and I'm 1.88 meters tall, and looked still the same as me, Rob have any thoughts?
[Editor Rob: I think his posture at times can make him look just 6ft 1, but between 6ft 1 and 2 range today still.]
Charlie238 says on 30/Jan/14
I met Michael Madsen this past summer at an airport. I was wearing regular sneakers and he was wearing boots which may have given him a little extra height. I took a picture with him and I have posted a link to it below. I am 5'9.25", and even though he is slightly leaning and is wearing boots, I believe 6'1.5" - 6'2" is about where he is at.

Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 20/Jan/14
The current height range you got there looks spot on. He'd probably still be 6ft2 when he wakes up.
I reckon his peak was...

6ft2.75/190cm out of bed
6ft2.75/190cm early morning
6ft2.5/189cm morning
6ft2.5/189cm lunchtime
6ft2.25/189cm afternoon
6ft2.25/189cm evening
6ft2/188cm night
6ft2/188cm before bed
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 7/Dec/13
Arch: Gareth Thomas? He's listed at 6ft3 and 6ft4. Rugby heights are usually spot on, so I think 192cm is possible for him.

As for Madsen, Reservoir Dogs and Donnie Brasco were two instances when he was cast with considerably shorter actors which might've added to the illusion of more height. I still think its quite possible he was 6ft2.25/189cm peak. Never 6ft3 though except in shoes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 4/Dec/13
I'd be shocked if he was 6ft-6ft1 now. But he does struggle to look 6ft2. Gareth Thomas has been listed as 6ft3 and 6ft4. My guess is that he might be 6ft3.5. Those rugby listings tend to round those centimetres up or down e.g. 6ft3/192cm or 6ft4/192cm etc.
Arch Stanton says on 17/Oct/13
He definitely looks noticeably taller in films in the 90s than he did on Big Brother. It would seem a joke saying he was as low as 6'-6'1" when if anything he looked nearer 6'3" than 6'1" in the 90s but if you saw him in cowboy boots next to the rugby player on Big Brother who is a legit 6'3" and barefoot 6'2" looks a joke let alone 6'3". He was shorter in cowboy boots than the rugby player barefoot. I can't explain it, maybe he has lost an inch at least.
Arch Stanton says on 17/Oct/13
I think Penn had on sneakers though in Reservoir Dogs. He really looked 6'1" ish I thought in that film.
Arch Stanton says on 17/Oct/13
Yeah he can look 189-90cm in Donnie Brasco too.He's definitely not that today. He's shorter than the legit 6'3" Welsh rugby player in cowboy boots.Strange for him to have lost height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 22/Sep/13
@Arch: Chris Penn might've worn lifts to look more imposing as Nice Guy Eddie. But I see your point. There wasn't much between him and Madsen.

I still think 6ft2-3 in the 90s is believable. If Tarantino is/was 6ft1-1.5, Madsen was possibly a fraction over 6ft2.
Arch Stanton says on 15/Sep/13
He was barely taller than Chris Penn in Reservoir Dogs. Granted he looked proportionally around 189 as Rampage says but Penn looked like 6'1" in comparison.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 18/Jul/13
In his 20s and 30s he might've been 6"2"-6"3".
Definitely looked 189cm in Reservoir Dogs and Donnie Brasco.
Brad says on 22/May/13
Looked 6'1.5" in Die Another Day as he looked to be the same height as Pierce Brosnan. (Both 6'2" peak heights listed) But he could have passed for 6'2.75" (190 cm) in Reservoir Dogs, no doubt about that.
jimmy says on 15/Apr/13
Arch Stanton says on 7/Dec/12
I have 2 or 3 copies of Die Another Day on DVD which I couldn't sell when I once bought up Bond collections and sold them off individually and made a profit. Nobody would buy Die Another Day LOL, second worst Bond film after View to a Kill in my opinion. Quantum of Solace, third worst.
[Editor Rob: I have multiple copies of films, I end up buying ones I've forgot about...I must have about 3 copies of casino royale...

ffs, the worst is that for some unknown reason I have 4 'collectors' copies of Red Scorpion...madness!]

At least A view to a kill had Christopher Walken .Rob were you a fan of Dolph Lundgren?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 2/Mar/13
187-188cm today
188-189cm peak
Arch Stanton says on 18/Feb/13
Nup I've still got three copies of Die Another Day I think and gave away a few as copies so I definitely had about 5 at one point! Jaws is a cool film, nothing wrong with that!
Arch Stanton says on 18/Feb/13
6'5? for Madsen is crazy. I guess he could seem 6'3" in Reservoir Dogs. I used to have 5 copies of Die Another Day and 4 copies of World is Not Enough Rob! In the olden days when people were looking to replace their VHS tapes with DVDs I used to buy DVD boxsets and break them up and sell em and as you can imagine everybody already had those two so they always ended up being left.
Mikey T says on 23/Jan/13
When I watched Reservoir Dogs, I thought that he was at least 6'4" or 6'5". I didn't think that he was 6'2"
Ka says on 7/Dec/12
Arch, Die Another Day wasn't that bad, but I understand your argument. Too much sci-fi tech imo. Brosnan in that movie looks near 6'2 next to Madsen
Arch Stanton says on 7/Dec/12
I have 2 or 3 copies of Die Another Day on DVD which I couldn't sell when I once bought up Bond collections and sold them off individually and made a profit. Nobody would buy Die Another Day LOL, second worst Bond film after View to a Kill in my opinion. Quantum of Solace, third worst.
[Editor Rob: I have multiple copies of films, I end up buying ones I've forgot about...I must have about 3 copies of casino royale...

ffs, the worst is that for some unknown reason I have 4 'collectors' copies of Red Scorpion...madness!]
Arch Stanton says on 7/Dec/12
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 22/Oct/12
Actually I saw Die Another Day last night and he looked evenly matched with Pierce Brosnan maybe a hair taller. Near 6ft3 in Reservoir Dogs and in Kill Bill. He has terrible posture. Maybe he's still 188cm and was 189cm peak. Looked really tall in Donnie Brasco.

Gareth Thomas has been listed from 6ft2 up to 6ft4 in the past. I'd say a strong 6ft3 maybe 6ft3.5 even?

Gareth Thomas is a solid 6 ft 3 guy, 6'3.5" is possible. I actually saw him last month in a car waiting at traffic lights just outside Bridgend but that's no good to estimate his height LOL. Madsen in cowboy boots was still shorter than him barefoot, 189 peak I strongly doubt. Granted he could look a full 6 ft 2 in his earlier films and did edge out Brosnan.
[Editor Rob: I seen gareth earlier this year at an event...I thought he was close to 6ft 3, but didn't look over it.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 22/Oct/12
Actually I saw Die Another Day last night and he looked evenly matched with Pierce Brosnan maybe a hair taller. Near 6ft3 in Reservoir Dogs and in Kill Bill. He has terrible posture. Maybe he's still 188cm and was 189cm peak. Looked really tall in Donnie Brasco.

Gareth Thomas has been listed from 6ft2 up to 6ft4 in the past. I'd say a strong 6ft3 maybe 6ft3.5 even?
Juan says on 17/Oct/12
The guy has bad posture it's evident in Kill bill and even in Reservoir Dogs. I'm betting this guy was like 6'3 in Reservoir dogs, maybe 6'2 3/4 in Kill BIll
Shaun says on 9/Sep/12
Jake: 1.82 m-- 1.83 m-- 1.84 m says on 6/Sep/12
He's only 53-54, he can't have lost much height (if any at all). Strong 1.87 m (6f1.75) peak, and still that today.

Trust me Jake if you saw him next to legit 6'3" Gareth Thomas you'd even be doubting he is as high as 6'1.5". He was still shorter than a barefoot Thomas in cowboy boots. I'll agree he looked a full 6 ft 2 peak, looked 6 ft 2 next to Colin Salmon in Die Another Day. But if you saw Big Brother at the beginning of the year you could see wasn't as tall as 6 ft 2 barefoot. I haven't been watching the new CBB as the "celebs" are just the worst going including that "Rhian I got texts from Vernon" bimbo.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 25/Jul/12
In Reservoir Dogs he could pass for 6ft3...
Not suggesting he was that tall. But
189cm peak isn't out of the question
Shaun says on 27/Jan/12
When I saw him look only about an inch shorter though I think he was in cowboy boots and Gareth barefoot! But the fact he was an inch taller than Tarrantino apparently at one time would indicate he was 6'2" at some point. He's approaching mid 50s so might have lost a cm or two or maybe its just posture....
Shaun says on 27/Jan/12
Yeah I think 6'1" is more likely as he's been wearing cowboy boots a lot and Gareth seems to mostly be barefoot and he still looks more than an inch taller. He does look more 6' most of time because of his posture, as you say he can look more 184cm a lot rather than 188cm. I'm sure he's not what Rampage thinks though.. Gareth's a big guy 6'3" and 16.5-17 stone I think and Michael isn't close to that.
[Editor Rob: whether he has lost height I don't know, but it is quite possible today 6ft 1.5 is nearer.]
Shaun says on 26/Jan/12
Its 4:44 he's not slouching for once and the difference actually looks at least 2 inches and he's nearer the camera and in cowboy boots.. Can you only see an inch difference Rob?
Shaun says on 26/Jan/12
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Then he looks 4 inches shorter if you pause at 4:48. Gareth is a legit 6'3" but Madsen looks nowhere near 6'2" when they walk. I know its difficult to tell the exact difference but if you pause at 4:48 there looks quite some difference and its difficult to see how he could be slouching that much!!
[Editor Rob: he could be 6ft 1 today]
Small dude :( says on 23/Jan/12
6'2 when standing straight but his poor posture probably means he walks around at 6'.
Shaun says on 22/Jan/12
I caught a bit of it the other night and they were stood side by side and he was standing straighter and yeah he did look very close to 6'2" in comparison.

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