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Robert Ryan's height is 6ft 4in (193 cm)

American actor best remembered for roles in films such as Crossfire, The Set-Up, Flying Leathernecks, The Naked Spur, Bad Day at Black Rock, On Dangerous Ground, Billy Budd, The Dirty Dozen and The Wild Bunch. In the 1999 book Stars in Marine Corps, he was described as "6ft 4", although has also been called 6ft 3.

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Arch Stanton says on 22/Jul/14
Amazing, yeah. Definitely underrated as an actor. I've been getting into him a lot of late.
Sam says on 21/Jul/14
Wasn't he great, Arch? Really quite edgy not afraid to play dark characters, more so than most any top-line character actor of his generation, although I also respect the more leading man-ish Kirk Douglas's willingness to go starkly unsympathetic. Like I said Hayden was taller but they both had that lanky but strapping build IMO.
Arch Stanton says on 19/Jul/14
I dunno, I thought Sterling gave a taller impression and generally looked 6'4.5-6'5.5". I see Ryan as around that 192-3 range.
Arch Stanton says on 19/Jul/14
Rob can you add those films Sam mentioned and add a photograph? I'd also add Lonelyhearts, he was terrific in that.
Sam says on 18/Jul/14
He was a legit 6'4" IMO, he also physically reminded me proportionately of the taller Sterling Hayden. Rob, could you add "best known for Crossfire, The Set-Up, Flying Leathernecks, The Naked Spur, Bad Day at Black Rock, On Dangerous Ground, Billy Budd, The Dirty Dozen and The Wild Bunch"?
Arch Stanton says on 19/Jun/14
Great actor though, totally owned Lonelyhearts as the asshole boss.
Arch Stanton says on 19/Jun/14
Seeing him with Monty Clift in Lonelyhearts it's difficult to see him under 6'4" Difference looked a good 7 inches.
Arch Stanton says on 10/Jun/14
Rob can you see him under 6'4" at all, like 6'3.5? There's a scene in Bad Day at Black Rock where he's stood on a railway line and the shot reminded of Gary Cooper in They Came to Cordura. Very similar proportions. Ryan did have really lanky legs though, typical of a skinny 6'4 guy though didn't he?
[Editor Rob: some 6ft 4 guys will fall in the 6ft 3.5 zone, but not as many would say 6ft 3.5...there isn't that many on here, maybe Matthew Modine and Chevy Chase spring to mind though.]
filmfan says on 4/May/14
Did a film with John Wayne, they looked similar in height. Some scenes Wayne looks taller others Ryan. Both must have been at least 6'3''.
Brad says on 24/Apr/14
Easy 6' 4". Incredible actor.
Robbie says on 5/Apr/14
Robert Ryan was 6'3". What a dull actor though.
Gonzalo says on 21/Feb/14
He towered over Ward Bond in the excellent film "On dangerous ground". Bond was at least 1`85, so 1`93 for Ryan seems accurate.
Arch Stanton says on 15/Jan/14
Agreed on Peck, Cobb and Mitchum, Cobb especially was a fantastic actor.
Jake: 1.83 m- 1.85 m says on 12/Nov/13
Fantastic actor. Robert Ryan, Gregory Peck, George C. Scott, Lee J. Cobb, Richard Crenna, Robert Mitchum, Vincent Price, Jimmy Stewart are all among my favourite actors of yesteryear.
Bruno says on 3/Jun/13
Yes Ryan was a fine actor, usually portrayed characters the polar opposite to himself. Wayne starred in a lot of movies and yes there was some turkeys, but his good movies were real good. He had presence.
Gail says on 10/Apr/13
Saw most of Ryan's and Wayne's pics. Ryan any day of the week.
Bruno says on 17/Mar/13
Jake, have a look at The Searchers, The Shootist, True Grit, Liberty Valance, Red River shall I go on. Much better my a**e.

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