Tobey Maguire's Height
5ft 7.75in (172 cm)
American actor best known for films such as Spider-man, Pleasantville, The Cider House Rules and Seabiscuit. On the Today show he talked with Matt Lauer and Jill Rappaport about the aforementioned Seabiscuit, saying: "You know, Red was tall for a jockey. He was five seven, I'm five eight, so we're pretty close."
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Average Guess (19 Votes)
5ft 7.51in (171.5cm)
said on 6/Jan/17
5ft 7.75 is a good listing but do you think 5ft 7.5 is also possible Rob? In the Spider-man films Tobey looks to be somewhere in the 5ft 7 range to near 5ft 8.
Editor Rob: it's only a fraction less than what I give him, so it is of course arguable, with any listing you could make a case above or below...some it might not be much, others, maybe there is a bigger room for argument, like plus or minus half inch, or 3/4 inch in really controversial celebrities!
said on 3/Jan/17
Rob, do you think this Tobey has a chance of being 5'7" or thereabouts?
Also he appeared quite shorter than Downey in wonder boys if you have seen that movie. Also appeared shorter than Topher Grace. My guess is 5'7".
Editor Rob: Darius, I think he clears that 5ft 7 mark, it's a question how much really.
173-177 said on 4/Dec/16
i wish Rob meets him i bet he isn't taller than 5'7
184-182 said on 23/Nov/16
Yeah this is a pretty good listing. Made James Franco look tallish in Spiderman. I'm thinking they used angles to make Toby look taller at times, because he looks more than 2" taller than Kirsten Dunst in my opinion.
josh jeffords said on 16/Oct/16
No one in the history of anything says he is 5 8 and is 5 11 also no one 5 11 looks 5 6..
Tobey is a small guy always short compared with other less than 5 10 guys he looks small.
The real spiderman character is small. the later 90s version is 6 foot 5 10 for amazing spidey and yes andrew did it well.
Tobey is a much better actor but comes in well under 5 8 maybe 5 7 he mad an aged jeff bridges look 6 3.
Bobby said on 13/Oct/16
Toby always seemed like such a small guy to me, height wise of course. I'd say he's about 5'8 or 5'9. Keep in mind that he's like 40 now, so he's shrunk. He was probably 5'9.5 in his peak as he seemed similar in height to James Franco. On a side note, I'd like to meet all these alleged 6ft to 6'2 actors, as that is my height range.
S.J.H said on 26/Sep/16
If he claim 5'8 most likely he was 5'7 tops
Chris said on 18/Sep/16
Leonardo 173cm, except of course you need to remember that Peter Parker is 5'10 meaning the Andrew Garfield was much closer in height than either Tobey Macguire or Tom Holland.
Based on other factors, Tom Holland does pull off a great peter and spidey
Leonardo 173cm said on 10/Aug/16
Tobey Maguire was a better spidey than Andrew Garfield.
Now in height too for me, because in my opinion 5'8.5 is the perfect height for Spiderman.
Lenad 5ft9.75in said on 19/Jul/16
i'm almost positive that him and tom cruise would look the same height in a photo
Darius said on 5/Jul/16
Rob, what is your estimate for the lowest height for Maguire on a bad day? Is he as tall as cruise?
JarvisOS said on 29/Jun/16
5'7.5" for him and 5'7.75 for downey
tj said on 22/May/16
He looks about 5'6.
Sean73 said on 20/Mar/16
I scrolled down about half way to see if my comment copied anyone and it didn't so here goes, Maguire in the movie, "The Wonder Boys," is standing next to Robert Downey Jr, and Maguire is in slippers. RDJ is in regular shoes, back then, 15 yrs ago, I don't think he was the lift wearer he is now, and Maguire is only a 0.5" shorter than RDJ. If this listing is correct, Toby is probly 68" on the nose in slippers making RDJ 68.5" in sneakers.
Jack said on 7/Jan/16
I'm 6' and towered him when I met him, both of us in sneakers. He was very close to my mother's height: 5'5 - 5'6
IronFist said on 5/Dec/15
Toby wrote: " He's about 5'10-5'11, i recently met him I'm 5'8 and he was taller then i expected "
Well, that's because he was wearing lifts in his shoes and you didn't notice. Tobey Maguire definitely wears lifts, there's so many photos of him at inconsistent heights.
adeyp said on 23/Nov/15
It depends on a number of factors, whether 172/173 is a 'good' height or not. If a guy's ultra good-looking like James Dean, then strong 5'7 going onto 5'8 is fine, but I can understand how 183 would be ideal for someone with only average looks. In short, physical attractiveness is not based on height alone, although it is a factor. A 5'6.5 guy with 9+ facial looks and an otherwise fit body is in a better position dating wise than a 5'9/5'10 guy whose looks and overall physical attractiveness are a 5 or a 6 at best
I'd agree that height could be more of an issue if someone wasn't good looking, good body, strong personality, successful etc. but someone of the same height who has these attributes, his height wouldn't be a big consideration. I think overtime anyway most people would see past the initial physical attributes when choosing a spouse, and would look for loyalty, reliability, sense of humour etc.
Toby said on 1/Nov/15
He's about 5'10-5'11, i recently met him I'm 5'8 and he was taller then i expected
Kingpindom said on 16/Sep/15
Definitely he's in range 171 - 173 cm, it depends on his neck, it could be 171 to 173 cm.
mande2013 said on 18/Aug/15
It depends on a number of factors, whether 172/173 is a 'good' height or not. If a guy's ultra good-looking like James Dean, then strong 5'7 going onto 5'8 is fine, but I can understand how 183 would be ideal for someone with only average looks. In short, physical attractiveness is not based on height alone, although it is a factor. A 5'6.5 guy with 9+ facial looks and an otherwise fit body is in a better position dating wise than a 5'9/5'10 guy whose looks and overall physical attractiveness are a 5 or a 6 at best.
cupponi said on 18/Jul/15
rob you really sure on many sites it wrote 1.70 ... ..and you say ' important
171 boy said on 6/Nov/14
yay i have the same height with Spidey :D
Dylan said on 23/Sep/14
kevin mask said on 27/Aug/14
172 is perfect for an early days spiderman, the young Peter Parker could've been even shorter than that
178cm said on 9/Aug/14
Tobey Maguire is 174 cm.
hi said on 27/Jul/14
he looks 5'9, he is about 3 inches taller than kirsten dunst in the spider-man movies
Amaze said on 26/Jul/14
Tobey for sure is more than 170. Maybe you guys that dislike him are saying hes 5'5-6? Andrew garfield is 5'10.5 or 179cm. I'd say tobey is 172 for sure. Hes 173 out of bed 172 during day and 171 before bed. Nothing less than 5'7.5. Below 5'7 is ridiculous. Hes a strong 5'7 guy going onto 5'8.
JAJ i am around that height and i can definitely tell you its not a good one. Anything below 5'9 is not good but 5'9 isnt ideal either. Im saying this from the UK. Ok being 5'7 - 8 isnt that bad bad like obviously 5'6 5'4 guys are really unfortunate but 5'7 8 is not a good height either. 5'7 is short and 8 is below average but not short. I wish i could be be 6'0. I am like tobey if not a tiny bit bigger(im 173) i'd say 175/6 is where it gets ok. Around 178 it gets better. 180 even better. 183 bang on. Maybe your from a very short country ? I dunno but 1.72 is definitely not a good height.
JAJ said on 3/Jul/14
1.72 is definitely good height. Maybe Aki is from Holland or Scandinavia and for him 1.72 is a short one :D
Maguire looks 1.70 with Willem Dafoe (listed 1.70).
Realist said on 8/Jun/14
Rob 171 listing would be better 5'7.5". Looks about 2.5-3 in less than Franco.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 3/Jun/14
@AKI he is not short he is a oak height he is below average height anything above 168cm is what is called below average height if he was less then 170cm he would be short he is not far from average height.
AKI said on 2/Jun/14
1.72 is Not a "okey" height, it's too short for a guy sorry.
Pop said on 4/May/14
He is 5ft 7,75 about 5ft 8 but he look 1.71 about 1.72 cm
Arch Stanton said on 3/May/14
Rob can you add The Cider House Rules? Oddly looks near 5 ft 9 next to Michael Caine in The Cider House Rules.
Billy said on 26/Apr/14
I'd Say 5'8.25
Ginny said on 24/Apr/14
1,72 only? Ok 1,72 is really ok !
Henk said on 11/Apr/14
171 about 174 is not average. 176 177 is average middle height so a normal height
the shredder said on 11/Apr/14
U.S. Average is about 5'9 .
Paravito said on 9/Apr/14
Tobey maquire is 172,5 cm the neck is higher
MD said on 9/Apr/14
Seahawk, you are really off your rocker. I don't know what's happened to you. 5'7"-5'8" is not above average here in America.
Nattynanth said on 31/Mar/14
I had gussed he is 169 cm.its ok moderate height to him
Arch Stanton said on 8/Mar/14
I'd guess 171cm.
Persian said on 7/Mar/14
He is very short about 173 174
chloe said on 7/Mar/14
Agio said on 17/Feb/14
I think he is 172 173. I know he look 171 172 but 172/173 is possible
said on 7/Feb/14
I debated posting this picture, because of the elevated camera angle, and not everyone is standing right next to each other but Kristen Wiig (5'5") and Tobey in this shot, but to the left is 5'4" Haley Joel Osment, and to the right 5'5" David Spade:
Not sure what can be discerned from this shot.
Gustavo said on 6/Feb/14
172 cm is correct but i think he is more about 172,5 cm ( 172 173 ) he have a long neck same as tom. And 172 173 174 is for me same maybe shoulder is difference, if 172 is short than is 173 174 too short.
Balrog said on 19/Jan/14
He looks a solid 3in shorter than Franco and Topher, 171cm would be better.
Realist said on 2/Jan/14
If he was 5'8.5 he would be taller the Carey Mulligan even with her in heels.Same for Oscar Isaac.
Gustavo said on 27/Dec/13
172 cm clean or more 172,5
Lenad is sexy said on 27/Dec/13
He probably is 5'7 give or take a fraction
anonymous said on 8/Dec/13
I've met him in person. I'm 5'11" and towered him, both of us in sneakers
My dad is 172cm so I am very familiar with that height and he is definitely shorter.
He is around 5'6.5"
Lenad is sexy said on 8/Dec/13
Peter said on 2/Dec/13
172 cm !! Long neck
Good Day said on 18/Nov/13
I think he is 170cm~172cm
joey said on 17/Nov/13
5 foot 9 inch 175 cm.
Scott five eleven said on 7/Sep/13
5'7.5 in spiderman with 5'11 Franco (who possibly wears lifts.)
lelman said on 31/Aug/13
Definitely no shorter than 5'7", just look at cole's pictures. He's probably just over 5'8" in the morning, and about 5'7.5" at night. Rob's listing is spot on.
Lorne said on 1/Aug/13
171cm. He's 5'7.5. Can really look 5'7.25 at times. Look at him with 6ft Dylan Baker, 179-180cm JK Simmons... He simply isn't a 172cm kind of guy.
said on 31/Jul/13
I think Tobey looks more or less the same height with Leonardo DiCaprio as he does with James Franco and Topher Grace. But there is always the possibility that both Topher and James are 5'10.75 guys, and DiCaprio is a 5'11 guy (or if you want to stick with Leo at 5'11.5, it would make James and Topher 5'11.25 range). I seriously doubt that Leo would be 3 cm taller than Topher and James.
Maguire with Franco: Click Here
Maguire with DiCaprio: Click Here
(Leo's head is slightly bent, but he is closer to the camera)
What do you think Rob?
Nica said on 12/Jul/13
5'7.5-5'8 sounds about right.
cole said on 25/Jun/13
He is around 171-172 cm, rather than 173. But that kind of listing for Maguire also contributes to making Leonardo Dicaprio 180 flat at most. If Leo were to really be 182, Maguire would be 174 cm, which he clearly is not. There is mostly about 8 cm between them in any picture you can find. If Maguire gets a 5'7.75 listing, the most Leo could be is 5'11.
Dmeyer said on 22/May/13
172cm fits him well
lenad is sexy said on 9/Apr/13
He doesnt look under 5'7 to me
LelandParker said on 30/Mar/13
I have met him before. He possibly 5'5, but no taller than 5'7.
fti78 said on 28/Mar/13
he is 175 cm
Elijah said on 22/Mar/13
Didn't look all that much shorter than Joe Manganiello in the first Spiderman film. Maybe he really is a liftwearer after all?
Sam said on 6/Mar/13
Quite generous there fa, even Maguire himself claims 5'8".
Bet said on 16/Feb/13
I'll bet his no more than 5'7".
Mikey T said on 28/Jan/13
he is 5'8" just watch Seabiscuit. Chris Copper claims 5'10" and he was about 2 inches taller than Tobey
Arch Stanton said on 14/Jan/13
He looks 5'7 range to me.
small man said on 19/Nov/12
johhnyfive your a joke 184cm is not tall...let alone your neck is like a pencil and i doubt you lift weights...so your a pu88sy and you know it...I'm 6'2" and the shortest guy on my basketball team...but I can bench press 375 and deadlift 450...so size is irrelevant in life...so your a bit44...
SAMMY DERRICK said on 11/Nov/12
TOBEY IS A PERFECT MESOMORPH EXCEPT HE ISN'T AS TALL AS ONE.AND HIS BUILT ABOUT 160LBS MAKES HIM TALLER SO SOLID 5,7
Silent d said on 28/Oct/12
Johnnyfive said on 18/Sep/12
Dear Short guy,
If you must know, I am 184cms tall so therefore I am taller than 85% of men in the USA and therefore, do not qualify as a short guy (maybe in the NBA)
There's nothing wrong with being short, don't get me wrong, but people over-analyze celebrities because most of them tend to lie about their height by wearing lifts, etc, so that's why the extra scrutiny by people out there, especially when you got arrogant little boys like Justin Bieber claiming more than 3 inches above their real height. Besides, people do it for fun. I admit it I do it too, and i'm not short.
I'm not saying Maguire wears lifts, I don't think he's that type but he is not a full 5'8, i'm sorry. I still think he's closer to 5'7 flat.
Fellow short guy said on 13/Sep/12
Dear fellow short guys,
Your obsession and constant undermining with celebrity heights disgusts me. It leads me to believe that you guys are under 5 9 because only short people care so much about heighr. stop bringig everyone down so much.. maguire is a solid 5 8... deal with the fact that most men are taller than you
fellow short guy
bodwaya said on 12/Sep/12
in pleasanville he got towered by 5 foot 10 joan allen. 5 foot 7 seems right. Plus he always looks shorter then 5 foot 9 actors hes with.
said on 10/Sep/12
Toby has a smaller physique compared to other 5ft7 guys. His shoulders are narrow and rounded. So i think people assume he is shorter then he actuslly is. 5ft7.5 seems right for him.
Dont these actors earn enough money to own a nice suit, Rudd looks awful.
Willy said on 9/Sep/12
5'7.5'' certainly isn't out of the question, but in all three of the Spider-Man movies, James Franco seemed to have a bit more than two, but not three, inches on Maguire. So, the 5'7.75'' listing for Tobey is accurate as long as James is 178 cm which I believe he is. But nothing over it.
said on 9/Sep/12
He looks 5'7 flat on this picture next to 5'9 Paul Rudd and 5'9.75 Charlize Theron.
His posture does seemed slightly more relaxed than Rudd's but even with that, he looks 5'7 flat.
roses said on 1/Aug/12
Seen him in real life before and he is not even close to 5'8". I would put him at a solid 5'6". There is no way he is taller than that.
Ciccio said on 12/Jun/12
Met him in person, he's not under 5'7. I think 5'7.75 is right
Kuogarbait said on 26/Jan/12
Met him face to face and shook his hand. I'm 5'7" and was in flip flops. O stodo at least an inch or two taller. I'd say 5'5"
mcfan said on 3/Jan/12
I changed my mind about this guy. I think he wears lifts at times. There's just too many photos where he looks in the 5'6.5 range. I'm not sure.
Lenad is sexy said on 2/Dec/11
looks between 3 and 4 inches shorter than weak 5ft11 topher grace and James Franco most of the time
LAN Jiao said on 22/Oct/11
Look 5'7 compare 5'10 chalize theron.
said on 21/Oct/11
looks to have the frame of a 5'7" guy to me. Click Here
Spot the dwarf. If he's a 5'7er the guy with camera is barely over 5' flat.
Shaun said on 21/Oct/11
I could believe he is as low as 5'6,5", 5'7" or 170cm seems nearer the mark. He is not much taller as Silent says than Kirsten in flats. He looks shorter than Cruise to me..
Silent d said on 21/Oct/11
Didn't someone say he was shorter than cruise and stiller? Stiller is 168cm so how tall is tobey? In spiderman he is barely taller than kirsten dunst who i think is 165cm. I think tobey at most is 170cm.
Lenad is sexy said on 15/Oct/11
i personally think anything more than robs listing is overdoing it.
runt said on 20/Sep/11
They didn't fear casting 5-7.5 Bryce Dallas Howard as a love interest in Spidey 3
Lenad is sexy said on 10/Sep/11
I think both Maguire and Cruise are 171-172cm
said on 27/Aug/11
Rob do you think there is a chance he is 5ft8 (173 cm)?
[Editor Rob: I don't think he's far off it, but can dip below it.]
Lenad is sexy said on 16/Aug/11
solid 171cm. He doesnt look that short really.
DrJJ said on 7/Aug/11
Another 5'5" and no more.
Lafrich said on 21/Jul/11
Saw him in person one time at a gym. I am 5ft7. No way he is taller than 5ft7. He was shorter than me, but not by much. I'd say 5ft6.5.
rox said on 10/Jul/11
he cant be same as cruise maybe a little shorter ..............5'7.5 is ideal for him
jake said on 27/Jun/11
172 cm is spot on
Lenad is sexy said on 14/Jun/11
measured during normal part of day he probably does measure at a solid 171cm
TruebloodFan said on 10/Jun/11
can't see one reason why he couldn't be a weak 5'8.
paul86 said on 7/Jun/11
Its safe to say he's between 5'7.5'-5'8' but more towards 5'8' morning height.
Dman1528 said on 6/Jun/11
i would say 5foot7
Jack said on 26/Apr/11
Toby is 5'6.5'' to 5'7'' max
Lenad is sexy said on 21/Apr/11
I wouldnt argue anything more than Robs listing
BREAL said on 16/Apr/11
Dude, you guys I'm serious, i met James Franco last summer and he towered over me by at LEAST 4 inches and I'm 5'6" So Tobey ain't THAT short...
Rox said on 26/Feb/11
Met him person, no taller than 5'7'' 165lbs.
RICHA said on 6/Feb/11
Look it doesn't matters to me how tall Tobey is.He simply fits the role & I Luv U Tobey.
Brad said on 4/Feb/11
"Tobey is great actor and all but spiderman is 5'10 and 167 lbs while he is 5'8 and 150 lbs I think this role should have been given to James Franco who has the size,talent and looks."
You can't possibly tell the difference in size between a 5'8 and a 5'10 guy on screen unless the director wants you to. This is like people who insist they can tell someone's height variance by an inch from looking at film or pictures.
And, no, Franco is not 5'11 and probably lucky to actually be 5'10. ALL actors except those of unusual height (getting to the 6'2 range or higher) fudge their heights upward. You can't say TM is fudging but Franco isn't.
Anonymous said on 20/Jan/11
5'7'' at maximun. Dafoe is slightly taller than him
Lenad is sexy said on 12/Jan/11
Looks 5'7-ish. He still is listed as 5'7 in a few places
leonari said on 2/Jan/11
5'8" is the height his publicist told him to say. Nothing above a flat 5'7. But nothing under either.
Anonymous said on 30/Dec/10
5'7 anything more is being nice
Sam Rick said on 21/Dec/10
Tobey is great actor and all but spiderman is 5'10 and 167 lbs while he is 5'8 and 150 lbs I think this role should have been given to James Franco who has the size,talent and looks.
mcfan said on 13/Dec/10
USYD, if what you're saying is true, I should be 5'11.25 if I practice yoga and not 5'10. The only thing I notice is if I stand straight up against a wall I increase almost a half-inch due to bad posture. People and claims like this are totally FOS.
zac said on 13/Dec/10
I'd say 5'9 because he was almost as tall as James Franco, who's 5'10ish
Lenad is sexy said on 29/Nov/10
I'd say 5'7-ish
Anonymous said on 23/Nov/10
Just saw "Brothers". He looks 5'8'' there, maybe even more, but I agree with Boom. You can't really tell how tall an actor is just by watching a movie.
DEATh said on 11/Oct/07
I'm 5'7 and I weigh 205lbs. I got 28" quads, 18" arms, 48" chest, 18" calfs
said on 8/Oct/07
here's a video of him with Steve Carell: Click Here
Carell looks about an inch taller than Tobey but probably no more than that.
roy said on 2/Oct/07
im 5'11 and a half and way 213lbs yet its just primarily big build. some people who are blatantly like 5'9 or ten say "oh yeah I'm almost 6 foot!" no, your not, your 3 inches off! Plus theyre like "ooh yeah im about, what 12 stone?" Thats why you must never trust shorter people when giving their height as they're always going to just boost themselves up a little bit, and if overweight, they'll reduce it. Maguire is pushing 5 ft 7 imo. Kirsten Dunst was almost the same height, probs not much more than about an inch so you know. Barely 5'7, and that was roy speaking. good day and goodnight.
John said on 1/Oct/07
Youre an idiot Anon. Jay Cutler barely has above 30 inch thighs and he's 5'9 like 270 pounds.
I find it hard to believe that a manlet such as yourself, at 165 pounds, could have large measurements.
dave said on 1/Oct/07
Im 5'9.5 and I tip the scales at just over 170, like 172 on a good day. I dont look bulky at all more toned and ripped. Even if Tobey Maguire is only 5'7/5'7.5 I can believe he was close to 170 pounds for the role of spiderman.
Jason said on 29/Sep/07
30'' thighs at 5'8'' 165lbs? Mistake? :P Mine are 28.33'' & I'm 6'3 1/2'' 243lbs...
Agree if he's only 5'6''-5'7'', he wasn't 170lbs, though.
Anon. said on 28/Sep/07
In response to what was said about the actor's weight, I agree with the fact that he probably wasn't close to 170 lbs for the role of Spider Man. I stand an even 5'8, and weigh 143 pounds now. When I was playing hockey I walked around at 165 and was much bigger than Tobey appears in the movie, thick neck, arms etc. despite also having 30" thighs.
glenn said on 22/Sep/07
well i saw him in the flesh several times.he is 5-6 to 5-7.
Farnsy said on 21/Sep/07
Actually I saw him in a photo next to Lukas Haas and they say that Lukas is 6'1. If you ask me Maguire looked about 12cm shorter. But we all saw it on the Ellen Show, he appeared her height,a said 5'6. So it's hard to tell but I'm going to say Maguire is 172-173cm tall from my point of view. 5'8 sounds about right
glenn said on 7/Sep/07
exactly lee and leonari.
lee said on 6/Sep/07
yes i do belive that tobey is only 5'6"i was with a man that was 5'7" AND TOBEY looks a bit shorter i say 5'6" i myself is 5'4" so i know what it looks like standing next to a 5'6" or a 5'7"
leonari said on 30/Aug/07
The guy is 5'7"...and hell who knows: Maybe Glenn saw a liftless Tobey? That would explain the 5'6" encounter...
Chip said on 29/Aug/07
I think he is about 5'8". I really don't think he's much less than 5'7". 5'8" isn't tall, guys, it's about average.
dmeyer said on 28/Aug/07
if glenn see him 5'6 i doubt he is over 5'7 but he dosnt look more than 3 in under franco
Anonymous said on 27/Aug/07
Rob, that's a real modest downgrade from 5-8 to 5-7.75 but a downgrade nonetheless :-) you shold've taken this guy to at least 5-7.5 though. But I really think he's 5-6. 5-7 if you strech it.
Yitzhak said on 14/Aug/07
He's about 3 inches shorter than James Franco (who I believe is no more than 5'10)
6'3'' JK said on 26/Jul/07
Well Rob if Glenn is saying 5'7'' then you should downgrade the guy by half an inch the least, Glenn have you got a picture with him?
glenn said on 26/Jul/07
he isnt taller than 5-7.he looked that in nike airs.in dress shoes he was a shocking 5-6.so i dont know.
leonari said on 26/Jul/07
Glenn: Are you sticking to 5'6" for this guy???? Please reply. thanks dude.
glenn said on 25/Jul/07
6'3'' JK said on 25/Jul/07
I really think he is 5'7.5'' - 5'8''
dave said on 19/Jul/07
i thought he was 1.68 ...he looks short on spiderman 1,2and 3....he doesn't seem 5'8 .....
16 yrs and 5
said on 19/Jul/07
hey Rob u edited the intro after i pointed out the mistake...good....:)
[Editor Rob: yeah, the intro hadn't been changed since the beginning of time...so changed now ;)]
Anonymous said on 11/Jul/07
I don't see any short legs there. Still looks pretty proportionate to me. I'm still sticking to 5'6". Also, he appears to be as tall as Ellen in the video who's 5'6" max but looks like Tobey is trying his level best to stretch himself as maximum as he can to appear taller than her.
said on 11/Jul/07
Anonymous: actually, Maguire's legs are short. Watch the video on Ellen Degenares show on YouTube. Click Here
5'6" if he was proportionate, 5'7" 'cause he's not.
glenn said on 9/Jul/07
just like i saw when i met him the first time.5-6.
Anonymous said on 8/Jul/07
A follow-up to Tobey's pair of pants on auction: if you see the scene where he's wearing those pants in the movie, you'll notice that the pants are bunched up in fold's near his foot. The scene is where he's standing at the end of the fight with Harry unconscious on the ground. Now an inseam of 29 3/4" on a 5'7" guy who's limbs are proportionate shouldn't be bunched up like this as Tobey's legs appear to be well proportionate to the rest of his body and he's not a guy with short legs. My young brother is 5'7" and his limbs are proportionate and he wears a 30" inseam pants, and they don't bunch up like this. So I think he's a 5'6" guy.
said on 30/Jun/07
cast of spiderman
maguire 5-7, dunst 5-4+heels, defoe 5-7, franco 5-9
[Editor Rob: these links require folk to register, they are useless to most.]
said on 25/Jun/07
I don't think Maguire is 5'8". Look here -Click Here
In that pic, Dunst is obviously taller than him. She's wearing big heels, that might give her extra 3 inches. That's 5'8.5"(174cm). Maguire is wearing heels also, plus he's also wearing lifts (look where his leg/knee is bending). If he was 5'8", the added height (even without the lifts, just the shoes) should put him at least at 175 cm. No, no. Tobey is 5'7" (170-171cm). End of story.
mcfan said on 24/Jun/07
If Robert Downey Jr is 5'8 then Tobey has to be 5'7.5 or below.
MD said on 12/Jun/07
He's definitely not a full 5'8", but Rob seems to believe he is for whatever reason.
glenn said on 12/Jun/07
the 2 shocks lately are toby and michael chilkles(sp?) looking 5-6.second time i saw toby he seemed more 5-7.
Lmeister said on 12/Jun/07
PPl have different kinds of builts. One frined of mine who is 5'11'' wears 30'' jeans and one of my co-workers wears 32'' eventhough he is 6'0''. I'm 5'8'' and usually buy 30''...
Robert.R said on 11/Jun/07
That is interesting Anonymous because I am only 5'7" or just over and my inside leg is 31" although I never buy jeans under 32" inside leg.
Anonymous said on 5/Jun/07
There are a pair of pants on auction on ebay which were worn by Tobey in Spider-man 3. The inseam of the pants: 29 3/4", that would make Tobey's height a solid 5'6" or a very weak 5'7".
Cpt. Crunch said on 4/Jun/07
3-4 inches shorter and 30 pounds lighter than the real Spiderman in Marvel Universe statistics. Also makes him weaker than the real Spiderman because, like a spider, Spidey can lift 40 times his weight. For Tobey that's only 6000 pounds.
mcfan said on 23/May/07
I think he wears lifts at times. Sometimes he looks 5'7.
lee said on 15/May/07
years back tobet was said to be 5'7 and to me he looks it i had a boyfriend that was 5'7 and i 5'2 just like tobeys wife to be and my x and i look like tobey and hes wife to be standing side by side so yes i do think that tobey is 5'7 or .5 shorter
MD said on 11/May/07
Sorry for what?
Elisabeth said on 10/May/07
Kirstun dunst looks kind of tall for a girl.but For a guy,that is kind of on the short side.I think he is around 5'7.5".Sorry Tobey.
val said on 10/May/07
yeah,it's ok..his tall is same to me.
but he's the right person to play as spiderman..i hope i can see spiderman 4..
spiderman is my favorite movie..forever
said on 9/May/07
Rob has said many times before that Tobey was made to look taller than Dunst in the movies, and here is a pic the proves Rob Right, Tobey doesnt look that mych taller than, Dunst, if an Inch. Also Molina Dwarfs both of them.
MD said on 8/May/07
Yeah, he looked taller than Jon, to me, too. But, it was nothing over an inch, and looked less than that.
sam said on 8/May/07
He looked almost an inch taller than Stewart to me. I noticed Maguire was standing ramrod straight (almost abnormally so), perhaps hoping not to seem comparable to a little guy like Stewart.
the shredder said on 8/May/07
Rob , man me others think you should put him down to 5'7 ! ... Even Glennjamin saw 5'6 !
George H. said on 8/May/07
Saw him on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. They were about the same height.
the shredder said on 8/May/07
I'd bet money that he is in the 5'7 range ! ... 5'7 was what he was getting listed at , then BOOM , HE IS SPIDER MAN ! ... LET ME GIVE MYSELF 5'8 NOW !
MD said on 8/May/07
I can't see him being anything over 5'7". I think Rob needs to check this one, again.
trueheight said on 8/May/07
look at spidey 2 when his best friend introduces him to DOC OC - James Franco who is just under 5'11(listed here) is about 4in taller than him easy. He looks like a child next Alfred Molina
trueheight said on 8/May/07
he's not 5'8
said on 7/May/07
is scarlet gone now?
[Editor Rob: not entirely, but for the moment I was trying to let some of the bickering calm down, although now other arguing is causing glenn to be close to the long break from here...]
TheJerk said on 7/May/07
Hmm, Shredder 5-7 is very reasonable. I will go see Spiderman3 on wednesday. First one was definately best. "BONESAW is READEEE!" haha.
said on 7/May/07
Height: 5 ft. 10 in.
Weight: 165 lbs.
Mary Jane Watson-Parker
Height: 5 ft. 8 in.
Weight: 120 lbs.
(for the argument of how tall spiderman SHOULD be)
but tobey does look about 5'8. I mean im roughly 5'9 so I'm pretty sure just by looking at him that he's that height.
the shredder said on 7/May/07
I just saw Spiderman 3 ... When he stands next to 5'10.5 Thoper Grace , he looks 5'7 max !
glenn said on 6/May/07
thank you guys.even my friends and peers agree that he was 5-6ish.i was shocked.i thought he was 5-8 for sure.this is one case that asshole scarlet was right on.scarlet,i cant hear you.
6'3'' JK said on 6/May/07
Tobey looks 5'8'' to me
timber said on 5/May/07
I don't think it was an illusion, Glenn: saw him on the Ellen DeGeneres show today and he appeared her height, 5- 6.
bikbanban said on 5/May/07
just watched on tv today (a special show bout spiderman 3) a male japanese tv personality saying "i met him (tobey) in a hotel and shook his hand. and man, it was a real surprise how small he is, he's smaller than me". btw this guy has 170.
AirSky said on 4/May/07
5'8" on a very good day. I ask you, why would they pick Tobey Maguire as Spider-man? Have they forgotten what Peter Parker looks like? (and I'm not talking height only) I don't know about you, but to me, that blows the whole movie from the get-go -- nothing wrong with Tobey, great actor
glenn said on 3/May/07
just missed dicaprio and toby together.imagine that photo.not a photog or autograph dealer around.the thing is,would they agree to pose with me?
dmeyer said on 3/May/07
after look at pics near 5 ft 5.5 dunst he looks 5'8 but can look under it near clooney and franco so 5'8 morning 5'7.25 night he might be a 171 guy
TheJerk said on 2/May/07
5-6 is too low, 5-7 I think wouldn't be.
glenn said on 2/May/07
almost had the photo with him too.he got upset 2 papparazi were doing video on him.he is one of the toughest to get.had him alone pretty much.
leonari said on 2/May/07
Well Glenn: I bet thats because he is a lot closer to 5'7" than most of you think. They did a good job of making Peter Parker look taller than he is. Great movie btw. saw it yesterday. Ending a bit long but special effects in this movie are something else.amazing. For me there is noo way that Tobey Maguire is a full 5'8" man. never was, never will be.
glenn said on 2/May/07
i finally met him.no pic yet.i was shocked to see he appeared 5-6!!! i dont know if it was a strange illusion.my friend saw the same thing.he had dress shoes.
MD said on 1/May/07
Tobey was just on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, he looked an inch taller than Jon Stewart, at the very, very most.
said on 17/Apr/07
Toby is 5'6. In heels 5'5 Kristen Dunst has the edge on him. Barefeet he is about half an inch taller.
Clear view of this
Jordan said on 12/Apr/07
Yes, I figure Dafoe and Tobey both wear lifts and in MD's pics its apparent that at least one of them wears lifts. Its better to compare Tobey to Molina beacuse almost all the people on the Molina page agree that he is a solid 6'2 so maybe Molina is better to compare Tobey with since Molina's height is more proven.
said on 11/Apr/07
Well, it appears the pictures of him with what we've decided as a 5'7" Dafoe are gone, so here they are, again:
Unless Dafoe is in lifts and Tobey isn't, for everyone of those three different appearances, it would seem that Tobey is only marginally taller, definitely not a full inch taller.
Robert.R said on 9/Apr/07
You could be right Jodran, perhaps it is deceiving on television.
Jordan said on 9/Apr/07
Robert.r, maybe thats because he is in scenes with the 6'2.5 Alfred Molina, thus making Tobey look shorter.
Robert.R said on 8/Apr/07
Spiderman II is on the T.V and this guy looks really short to me. I doubt if he is over 5'7".
Mike said on 6/Apr/07
This guy is 5'7. If he says 5'8 he's gonna be an inch shorter..
Jordan said on 5/Apr/07
Well SF, I have not read the comics that much, and I only became a fan after Spider-man 2 was realesed and plus I have only read a few comics but I think on Marvel bios it usually has Spidey at 510. Sf you prolly are right about the comics though, I cant argue there.
glenn said on 5/Apr/07
i kinda remember the 5-8 to 5-9 references now come to think of it,but read more 5-10.so yeah it varied.what was his first true height? i guess the lower numbers since sf is sure of it.
sf said on 4/Apr/07
I still have to disagree and stick with 5'8" to 5'9" claims. He has NOT always been listed as 5'10". What one person said makes sense, though, and that it varies over time. I don't know about Spidey vs. Daredevil, but I do know in scores of Amazing Spider-Man comics he is listed as 5'8" to 5'9", always referred to as a smaller guy, a little guy, not that big But, as one person said, as the comics progressed and Spidey got more "studly", and popular,they did make him look bigger and better-looking, even though he was supposed to be shorter. I even noticed this when reading the comics in 1977, 1978,1980, etc. that he was always protrayed as taller and better-looking as the comic got more popular, etc. So, I'm sure he's been listed as taller as the comics progressed. His original height was only 5'8" to 5'9". Also, as one person pointed out, he was supposed to be an average guy, more in line with average heights of the 60's. He was a science nerd, not athletic, etc.
Bottom line, though, Maquire was a good choice, true to the comics. Ask yourself why they cast such an average, short guy, cause that's what Peter Parker originally was and I believe Stan Lee was pretty passionate about keeping the the Spider-man movies pretty true to form. they could have hired any great-looking, tall actor, and they chose Maguire - nuff said.
Sorry, if I appear argumentative, but Spidey is one thing I know and after reading hundreds for over 30 years, I can't tell you how many times he is casually referred to as 5'8" to 5'9" in the comics...
said on 4/Apr/07
a picture of Tobey and his son/daughter and his wife/girlfriend. full body shot.
looks 5'9 with shoes.
Jordan said on 3/Apr/07
I am an avid Spidey fan and Spder-man has always been listed at 5'10 and 165lbs or 167lbs. Belive it or not Dr. Ock is always listed at 5'9 in the comics but Alfred Molina( Who played Ock in Spider-2) is 6'2 and about 260lbs.
glenn said on 2/Apr/07
thats far back enough and prooves my point.at least that it varies.thanks parker.
Parker said on 2/Apr/07
Spiderman vs Daredevil Vol 1 issued September 1964 - has Spiderman's height at 5'10
glenn said on 2/Apr/07
well then his height varies.i have stuff that lists him at 5-10 in the 80s and 90s.
Duhon said on 1/Apr/07
SF you make sense spider-man was supposed to be an average-joe kid. in the 60's i believe the average height of a man was 5'8" hence peter parker's height. they might have upgraded him since then to deal with the fact the average height has risen. peter parker was never supposed to be a pretty boy.
sf said on 1/Apr/07
No, go back and read the OLD comics, and you will see that Peter Parker is described around 5'8" to 5'9". I've been reading these comics for over 30 years, and have original Spider-Man comics dating back to the 60's. Sorry, but he's not taller than 5'9" in the original, 40-year old comics books, and not a stud, or anything. He's a shorter, average guy who's a nerd, a science whiz. Maguire was actually a good choice.
glenn said on 1/Apr/07
actually paul is correct.
Paul said on 1/Apr/07
Actually SF, Spider-man is 5'10 in the comics.
Lmeister said on 28/Mar/07
They wanted to cast Glenn Danzig to the role of Wolverine, but he couldn't play the part because of touring. I think Glenn would have been better than Hugh JackOffman..
sf said on 26/Mar/07
Sleuth - you're wrong. In the comics, Spidey is a short guy, generally mentioned as 5'8" to 5'9". Just a regular guy, not tall, not that great looking, etc. That's why they cast him. For once, the movies tried to be true to the story and not make him look like a supermodel or miscast him like they did Wolverine in X-men, who is truly supposed to be very short. (hence the name since Wolverines are small, incredibly viscious animals.)
glenn said on 26/Mar/07
i never seen the guy.been on the set of part 2 a couple of times.never saw him or missed him.
Anthony said on 25/Mar/07
I'd believe it. My friend didn't actually mert him in person, but he managed to be among the crowd during the shooting of a scene in "Spider-Man 3", and he said Tobey acted like an ass towards fans and crew members and even deliberately smoked in front of a "No Smoking" sign. He actually did give me a bit of a height rundown on other cast members, although I disagree on most of them.
glenn said on 25/Mar/07
he was one of the worst.no autographs,no photos.now,he takes photos with people on occasion.i think its still no to autographs.
Anthony said on 25/Mar/07
I agree that 5'8 is about rihht. I also heard from a friend he's a real jerk in person.
Jordan said on 4/Mar/07
I think he is 5'8 . I have seen him listed at 5'7 alot, but I think he is 5'8. I almost met him in 2004, but I did meet Alfred Molina( Dr. Ock) who was surprisingly taller then me. I'm 5'10 and Molina was surley over 6'1.
G-unit said on 11/Feb/07
he's a legit 5'8
kay said on 8/Feb/07
a guy would not lie about being 5'8'' if he is wrong it is because the person measuring him is rounding up. I cant forsee a leading man who is obviously under the basic stereotypical size to lie even further.
Glenn said on 18/Jan/07
I never met him.I saw an interesting photo of a 5-7 guy I see around,with Toby.they looked pretty much the same.for years,even before Spiderman,he never posed and rarely signed.now,he is posing sometimes.
Robert.R said on 17/Jan/07
I thought he looked a little shorter than 5'8" but I have only seen him in his movies so I suppose it is difficult to judge.
deferick said on 16/Jan/07
This lad is wee, he was supposedly going to lose the job of Spiderman to Freddie prince jr but they went with toby, because unlike superman, spiderman was just a normal guy. he's quite short 5-7ish
jason said on 8/Jan/07
(kirsten dunst is listed 166 cm on this site)not 5-7.(170 cm) but he might as well have used lifts anyway. comparing to clooney maguire locks about 172-173 cm.
some1 said on 5/Jan/07
5'10 is 179 cm. Tobey is about 170 cm, 5'7. Thats true. He has those "lifts" in Spider man, and Spider man 2, it makes him about 3 cm higher, 5'8. Why he has it, is becuse (of corse) he want too be higher than Kurstin Dunst. Sometimes when you look at him whit that Spidey coustume, you may see that he is higher. But it's becuse, it's another actor behind the coustme. (Sorry for my english)
Vito R. said on 28/Dec/06
I was in NYC for holiday , I saw tobey
I didnt reconize him until someone told me he's the actor in spiderman
i'm about 176cm ( 5'10) he must stand about 5'8 no more.
My girlfriend was 5'4. So i had two points of reference
dmeyer said on 12/Dec/06
clooney looks a solid 5'11 or 6 feet in shoes since he is as tall as 174 cate in 4.5 inches heels and 3 inches on tobey
leonari said on 7/Dec/06
he is about 5'8"...on getty images there is a pic with Clooney and he looks max. 1.5 inches shorter...shocking but true.
Anonymous said on 6/Dec/06
I think 5'6". Movie angles can really change height differences but in the end of the movie Pleasantville he is talking to Reese Witherspoon who is wearing saddle shoes with probably a similar heel height to his shoes. He does not dwarf 5'2 Witherspoon about 4" taller, maybe 5".
sleuth said on 4/Dec/06
What possessed those guys to cast a 5-8er with no testosterone to play Spidey? In the comics he's at least 5-11 and a tad more masculine.
Brad said on 4/Nov/06
5' 7" maybe less.
trueheight said on 29/Oct/06
He looks about a couple inches shorter than 5'10 Chris Cooper in Seabiscuit so 5'8 sounds about right
Zackzz said on 28/Oct/06
Tobey maguire is definitely 172cm about 5'8 no more than that and certainly not under so get over it people, i met him the other day he was just shorter than me by an 2 inches i m 177 1/2cm
MD said on 17/Aug/06
I don't know, and frankly, I don't care. It's much easier to compare heights of two people similar, than two people more dissimilar.
Jordan said on 17/Aug/06
Would you say that Molina is a solid 6'2 ??
MD said on 16/Aug/06
Jordan, it would easier to compare him to Dunst, who is 5'5.5", and who I'd imagine would be wearing flats in that photo. I'm sure he's shorter than 5'8", I just don't know how much more.
Jordan said on 15/Aug/06
What do you think of the photo with Molina and tobey.
MD said on 13/Aug/06
Karen, you can tell nothing from those photos, especially considering that are never at an equal angle, and most importantly, on sand. I'm not saying I don't think he's shorter than the listed 5'8" (because I do think he's shorter), but those pictures don't prove anything.
said on 11/Aug/06
Here's photo showing a barefoot, 5'11 Leo Dicaprio with Maguire, who is wearing non-flipflop sandals that give him an inch or so: Click Here
I think Maguire is probably 5'7. Could be just under that though.
Jordan said on 2/Aug/06
Ithink tobey is said to be 5'8 but if he is 5'7 willem still had almost 2 inches on him. There is another pic where Tobey is taller so the question might be does tobey or willem wear lifts???
Karen said on 30/Jul/06
Hard to tell because of Dafoe leaning forward but Maguire definitely appears 1-2? inches shorter.
Anonymous said on 12/Jul/06
244lbs at 5'10" sounds a bit more than solid, sorry to say. Unless you're a bodybuilder that's really overweighted.
Jordan said on 11/Jul/06
I agree about different frames and weights for them--I in fact are 5'10 and my build and wide shoulders allow me to be 244lbs at 5'10 and look pretty solid
Phil said on 1/Jul/06
About tobey's weight on spider man if you watched when maguire and Dunst were on the oprah show where the show was about spider man and real life super heroes (just google tobey magire on oprah and the show im refering to will come up) Tobey stated after his training for spider man he weighed in at 152 lbs and was eating 3200 calories a day to keep his muscle mass. This is correct. Im obsessed with my height and weight and always ask doctors to measure me Im exactly 5'8" standing barefoot and straight!. I needed to gain wieght because the doctor told me I was under weight at age 24 5'8" and only weighing 108 lbs (I now weigh 137), I started searching for someone famous who was in the same age group as I, had the same body structure, had the same height as I and had the physique I wanted, I imediately thought Tobey Magure on spider man. I've done so much reasearch on him and his training for spider man and his stats. there is no way he could weigh over 152 for spider man at 5'8" Tobey would have looked too MASSIVE for his body frame if he had weighed in a 165 or more. So for his height and wieght during spider man it was 5'8" 152 lbs. he couldnt be more! if you look at Mark Wahlberg (star of boogie nights and the famous calvin klein underwear campaign) Mark Walhberg is 5'9" 165 pounds in his famouse underwear pose for calvin klein (which i also done heavy reasearch on since he is around the same hieght as me). I'm now becomming a personal trainer and plan to train stars for rolls like this. These proportions are correct.
said on 14/May/06
Tobey Maguire does not wear LIFTS or HIGH HEELS despite being 5'7". Not necessary if you've got a 5'4" girlfriend by the name of Jennifer MEYER, who incidentaly is..(Ahermmm...Cough..cough) the daughter of UNIVERSAL PICTURES boss RON MEYER. They were at courtside in the STAPLES CENTER, Los Angeles last May 4, 2006 Thursday night to cheer the Phoenix Suns beat the Lakers (oh..well)...
Tobey was wearing normal looking sneakers and Jennifer in sandals.
175cm17andgrowing said on 2/Mar/06
I don't know... what I know is that he weighed between 165 and 170lbs for Spiderman... what I also know is that people can look like Spiderman when they are 5'7'' or 5'8''. The weight is suitable for both. But having seen other pics of Tobey (now known as FAT TOBEY) I have to agree he's 5'8''. Sometimes he can look 5'8.5''.
MD said on 15/Oct/05
I don't know. Tobey always looks to be in flat trainers unless at an event. He doesn't strike me as someone that would be walking around in lifts outside of a movie.
MD said on 14/Oct/05
But, if he gets downgraded anymore, than Tobey will have to come with them. I don't see an inch difference there, at all.
[Editor Rob: which is why I've not downgraded either...although you just never know about tobey's footwear...]
CoolJ said on 6/Sep/05
If Maguire is slightly smaller than Downey Jr., I would have to think Maguire is 5'7 even as Downey Jr looked 5'8.5ish with that mugshot where he was probably in shoes.
McFan said on 8/Aug/05
I agree with Mr. Awesome that Maguire might be slightly under 5'8. I would not put him under 5'7 and he might even be 5'7.5 but 5'8 doesn't look right. He looks around the same height as Ellen Degeneres and slightly smaller than Robert Downey Jr.
Mr. Awesome said on 29/Jul/05
Rob, it looks just about unanimous here that Tobey is under, 5'8'', and even you have admitted tha the looks under 5'8''. I think it's time to peg him down some.
Z2 said on 18/Jul/05
When Tobey started his acting career he said he was 5'7". Which means he's a true 5'6". If he looks taller in movies, it's due to "lifts." When Spiderman came out, he was listed everywhere as 5'8". On my view, he only looks 5'6".
Mr. Awesome said on 1/May/05
it's true, tobey is definitely 5'7. before he hit it big with spiderman 1 and 2, he was listed everywhere as 5'7, but after his movie success, he grew an inch as is customary for most actors. he is still listed on many sites as 5'7 as you can see if you search. I find it funny that he gets listed as 5'8 at all because even on screen he looks tiny,(many times not even 5'7), while msot actors look larger on screen. perhaps you should take a closer look at this one, editor.
[Editor Rob: I will say that in Wonder Boys he looks a definite 5ft 7er. Speaking of that film, I seen it again and in several full framed shots they managed to make Katie Holmes shorter than the 5ft 8-9 guys like Rip Torn, Douglas etc...]
J. said on 22/Mar/05
He's 5'8" with shoes on. http://www.tribute.ca/tribute/0402/cover_story.htm
Excerpted from the article: "To that end, the diminutive star (he's 5'7") began a twice-a-day, six-day per week regimen of intense training to prepare for the part including countless hours of gymnastics, martial arts and weight training."
Trap said on 12/Mar/05
Look at some of the extras on Spiderman 2 and you'll see Tobey walking on ramp to make him taller than Kirsten Dunst...and she was wearing thin slippers. Being 5'8" myself, he seems to be right around the same height.