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Tom Hardy height: 5ft 9in (175 cm)

British actor best known for roles in movies like Inception, Warrior, This Means War, Star Trek Nemesis and as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, a film in which he wore thick footwear to add to his stature. His agency CV stated he is 5ft 11, but Tom himself is honest and in Empire Magazine commented that, "I appreciate that I'm five-foot-nine and I weigh 185lbs wet-through with bricks in my pockets"

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b-mint1994 says on 22/Mar/15
This guys is living proof that you can be an alpha male at average height.
sinister guy says on 6/Mar/15
he was made where really high boots in the batman movie to make him look taller
james says on 4/Feb/15
Well they did a good job in dark knight rises ..with the special elevator boats he was wearin and the camera tricks in some scenes .to make him appear hulking
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 3/Feb/15
Rob, did you see The Drop?
[Editor Rob: not seen it yet]
Dmeyer says on 25/Jan/15
I have looked at hundreds if pics with pine he looks 8cm shorter so 184cm and 175-6cm is right now if 175cm flat for hardy pine could be in between 183-184cm of course pine can look 4in taller if Hardy is slouching but when both in equal posture pine dosnt évén look as much as 9cm taller more Like 8cm
MD says on 22/Jan/15
I'm not sure what a picture with Murphy stretched up and Hardy hunched over can tell us. That's not a good picture to judge any small detail on.
fsd says on 21/Jan/15
Click Here cilian murphy looks 2 inches shorter than 5'9 listed joseph levit even though i think levit is 5'8ft . so cilian is either 5'6ft or flat 5'7ft. in the previous pic posted by churchil he might be wearin lifts ,hardy's wearing flats and has a bad posture .
churchil says on 20/Jan/15
hey rob, look this picture with here listed 5'8 cilia murphy

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Jeff says on 16/Jan/15
Rob, don't you think 5'9 flat is too low? 176 minimum for Hardy.
Adamz says on 11/Jan/15
175cm afternoon height seems good. Maybe 174 before bed?
Dan says on 10/Jan/15
Funny how all the celebrities that are seen posing next to him are constantly downgraded to fit his 5'9 claim: Joseph Gordon Lewitt, Jake O'Connell... To me, Hardy can look both 176 and 177. He's just being modest with the 5'9 claim. Even Rob had him at 5'10 a few years ago
Ian says on 6/Jan/15
Njp: You used to know Tom's sister? Nope. So sorry mate but he's an only child.

Tom's definitely 5' 8". In some movies he's worn lifts. Standard practice in Hollywood.
Fran176 says on 27/Dec/14
are heights we see here morning heights or evening heights?
[Editor Rob: not the morning height.]
MD says on 23/Dec/14
Yeah, it's pretty well documented that he got up to around 90kg for The Dark Night Rises.
blue says on 20/Dec/14
In the last batman he's not 185lbs wet-through with bricks in his pockect:-))
he looks like Hulk! he's at least 90kg.
Silent_D says on 15/Dec/14
Pretty similar to shia labeouf in lawless and a few inches shorter than 6 foot 1 jason clark. I think 174cm is about right.
Mike says on 15/Dec/14
Looks a legit 5ft 9.
Ed says on 7/Dec/14
I think 5'9" is pretty fair for Tom. The lowest I'd believe is 5'8.5". Great actor! Seems pretty humble about his size if you read his interviews.
Morse says on 24/Nov/14
check out the picture of him with actor Jack O'Connell
dndn says on 19/Nov/14
5'8", I've got a photo with him and a 5'7" mate. He is 1" taller.
nikos says on 6/Nov/14
Not to mention the one inch difference with 5 9.25(listed here)joseph gordon levitt!!!!!
nikos says on 5/Nov/14
Hey guys in inception he is at least 2,5-3 inches shorter than 5"11 di caprio and ken watanabe,donts you all think so????Im watching the movie right now!!!!!
Arch Stanton says on 3/Nov/14
I thought he looked a solid 6' in he Dark Knight Rises haha!! I was watching them in a fight scene and they looked very similar in height! I was fooled by the lifts!
Njp says on 31/Oct/14
Used to know his sister. He was always shorter than me. He's about 5'8".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 13/Oct/14
Strong 5ft9 range
Fred says on 12/Oct/14
He had 3inches special shoes on Dark Knight Rises so that he could be the same ( or a bit more ) height as Christian Bale who is 6 ' . Do the math .
Realist says on 23/Sep/14
@Mr. R common bro help me get a better pic. He looks a strong 5'9 with Bale in that pic, he is above his eye level. I am 171.5 and barely reach 6'0 guys eyes, 5'7.5 guys reach eye levels of strong 5'11 guys i.e. 181 guys. Because i am under 6'0 guys eye levels. But again i think Bale is more 181 than 183, so 5'8.5 may be correct.
Mr. R says on 20/Sep/14

I think closer to 5-8.5 I have met Cate Blanchette and she is not over 5-8.
Sean says on 19/Sep/14
@Mr R, those picture's actually seem to pretty much validate 5'9".
Mr. R says on 18/Sep/14
5-9? Don't think so.

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[Editor Rob: it's 3 inches between eyes and middle of mouth, that looks quite a good example ]
Mr. R says on 18/Sep/14
Steven Knight is listed at 6 foot. 5-9? I don't think so.

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Mr. R says on 18/Sep/14
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5-9? I don't think so. Cate is 5-8, so the tallest she could be with 3 inch heels is 5-11. 5-8 is closer.
Mr. R says on 18/Sep/14
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5-9? I don't think so. Cate is 5-8, so the tallest she could be with 3 inch heels is 5-11. 5-8 is closer.
Mr. R says on 18/Sep/14
gurhg says on 28/May/14
Mr. R, the new Mad Max isn't out yet and won't be for almost a year. Stop lying


If you have followed my comments I live in Hollywood and I am a member of the actor's union. I see preview screenings all the time. Last night I saw the new Ron Howard movie Heart of the Sea.

Do your homework before you judge.
Mateo says on 16/Sep/14
Just saw him filming his latest film, but since he was in hulk/workout mode too intimiated to get too close.. However I distinctly remember seeing seeing some suspicious 2" + heels (it is a cowboy film).. Looked about 5'8" from afar without the heels.
184.9 on a bad day says on 7/Sep/14
This guy and Thomas Jane makes 5 ft 9 and 5 ft 10 guys proud about their height. Both are imposing and have good presence at average height.
Dan 176cm says on 16/Aug/14
Loved him in Warrior.

Tom isn't a very big guy. Looks similar height to me. Probably 175 cm evening.
italianoGuy says on 16/Aug/14
1.72 M 100%
PussyFoot says on 28/Jul/14
I'm surprised by this..He plays big on the screen.
PussyFoot says on 28/Jul/14
I'm surprised by this..He plays big on the screen.
Jimmy j says on 4/Jul/14
Wow. Totally thought he was a large 6'2 guy watching Dark Knight Rises. I usually don't get into observing heights but was shocked at this listing. Though, I think its safe to say his character performance took attention away from the original size and build Bane was brought out to be after being introduced years ago.
B.T. Stomp says on 3/Jul/14
I thought Tom Hardy was 5'10" until my best friend told me otherwise.
My friend stands at least 6'2" & was a PA assigned to Hardy on The Dark Knight Rises.
The conversation went something like this;
FRIEND - When I was a PA on Dark Knight Rises I was shocked to see how short Tom Hardy was.
ME - Isn't he around 5'10"?
FRIEND - Nooo, we were both wearing sneakers and I TOWERED him. He's like 5'8".
ME - Really! Wow, I guess those camera angles sure do work wonders.
FRIEND - Not just that man, he was wearing some BIIIG boots that made him look like 6'2".
ME - Damn. Why didn't they just get a taller actor?
FRIEND - I don't know.
ME - Oh well!
So yeah, there it is.
Realist says on 6/Jun/14
Weak 5'9, strong 5'8 range definitely. Looks only a little taller than 171 Scott Grimes and 172 Richard Speight Jr. in Band of Brothers.
gurhg says on 28/May/14
Mr. R, the new Mad Max isn't out yet and won't be for almost a year. Stop lying.
[Editor Rob: they did screen it for some folk]
cole says on 28/May/14
I wouldn't go over 5'9, it just seems very reasonable + he claimed it himself.
5'9.25 is not impossible though, I'd say anywhere in the 5'8.75 - 5'9.25 zone is what he can look, but mostly 5'9 seems spot on.

@Editor Rob: Was Hardy and Montgomery standing still or walking about when you saw them?
the shredder says on 6/May/14
Rob , If you saw him 5'10 than why do you have him 5'9? Sure thats his claim but some guys downgrade themselves.
[Editor Rob: I couldn't see his footwear as well, but he was with anthony montgomery and looked almost as tall.]
Realist says on 4/May/14
@MaskDeMasque NO i wouldnt say he never looks under 175, he can look 174 at times but 171 cm sounds way off, though i have been hearing the 171 cm rumors for some time now. We will only get to if Rob gets hold of him somehow. Rob do the celebs think of u as paparazzis ? LOL
[Editor Rob: who knows? Hardy is no shrimp, I have said before on here I seen him years back and he looked nearer 5ft 10!

As for celebs, I am paying for photos, contributing to their pockets...mentioning conventions.]
Mr. R says on 4/May/14
Went to see The New Mad Max that he is in the other night. Hard to get measurements, because folks were blowing around in the sand and rarely standing still. BUT...there was a quick scene when Hardy and Theron were standing next to each other on the sand as level as can be, and it seemed that Mr. Hardy was looking up at Charlize to see her eyes. Therfor
MaskDeMasque says on 25/Apr/14

I've never seen him in person but for him to be that short seems way off. In photos and films, he never looks under 175cm.
Patrick says on 16/Apr/14
He is 5'7" and probably 1/2 tall. I saw him at the Batman Premiere in 2012, London. I promise you all he is very short for a guy.
James Crowley Maximus Meridius says on 4/Apr/14
Rob he is clearly a strong 5ft 9in guy he doesn't below that.
Realist says on 3/Apr/14
Usually looks 174-175, but Sal is right about This means war movie and premiere he looks 1.72-1.73 m next to Pine. He probably loses about 2-3 cm a day. Wakes up at 175 ends up at 173.
the shredder says on 30/Mar/14
some people downplay their heights. Rob saw him 5'10 , so he wears lifts or lies
Thorwald78 says on 28/Mar/14
One of the few actor that don't care so much about his height....because he's probably a bit over 175 cm!....
Sal says on 2/Mar/14
I was actually looking at this means war premiere photos. He looks like 1.73 tops next to Pine
Realist says on 9/Feb/14
174-175, favious Bale is not 183, hes more like 181 cm(maybe 179-180).
Gheist says on 26/Jan/14
The best example of a 174-175-176cm guy, not short or tall, average, he maybe not tall tall, but he has a lot of charisma.
Gaza2121 says on 15/Jan/14
176 cm, and that's probably why he claims 5'9 cause it's not much over.
MetalKid says on 25/Dec/13
I thought he was 6 feet 0. Just shows you how tall he can look.
tony says on 23/Dec/13
Tom is the very type of a man, who proves the fact that even being 5'9 which is relatively not tall for a male, can be really handsome & charming guy. I mean, he is a good actor and I can bet any girl would prefer 5'9 Hardy rather then a 6'2 roughneck. Even his crooked teeth don't spoil his attractiveness. :))
Hammad says on 10/Dec/13
Tom Hardy pulled it off so well, no wonder he worked so hard it to get that look and body...and I loved the character BANE! STRONG & SCARY! OMG especially the mask and tom hardy bane coat....finally I got a good deal on that jacket here Click Here
Nenninn says on 9/Dec/13
5 foot 9.25 inches
Voiceless Dental Fricative says on 12/Nov/13
They made him look 6'4 in TDR. Shows what camera's can do.
Sam says on 1/Nov/13
Haven't seen This is War, but from a few scenes and stills, Chris Pine can look more like 4 inches taller sometimes, maybe 3.5 in.
texasgirl says on 30/Oct/13
I am amazed how large his body looks on screen ( Warrior, Bronson) Totally Ridiculous. 5'9, 5'10, 5'11 who really cares? Keep making great movies, we LOVE you!
Dex says on 22/Sep/13
Hey Rob, how tall do you think Tom measures in the morning straight out of bed?
[Editor Rob: probably not far from 5ft 10- mark]
Powerhouse says on 15/Sep/13
There's a picture of him and Patrick Stewart standing with good posture and they are exactly the same height.
George says on 11/Sep/13
I met him at my local gym today, he's 5.8 in some Nikes with a huge air bubble. 5.7 is perfectly accurate, Rob he needs a drastic downgrade.
jd 99 says on 8/Sep/13
Looks around 5.9 but wouldnt put money on him being a full 5.9 barefoot, maybe straight out of bed yeah but i think he drops below it most of the day
Jason says on 29/Aug/13
@MaskDeMasque I'm 176 cm myself and a lot of people thinks that I'm short. It depends on who you ask and where you are from :)
Rusty says on 22/Aug/13
He may be 5'9.5" or closeer to 5'10" and rounds down. He didn't give the short impression most 5'9" ish actors do in movies. Chris Pine (who i have seen listed a half inch over 6 feet before and i think he looks it) did appear to have about 3 inches on Tom in This Means War
jam says on 21/Aug/13
Tom Hardy is one of those people who doesn't give a rats ass what people think about him. So I highly doubt he is lying about his height.
jam says on 21/Aug/13
@Candy seriously? He is average height, not short. Plus he is still 9 inches taller than you. Want date someone even taller? I think that would be awkward for you.
MaskDeMasque says on 13/Aug/13

5'9 isn't short...
Van says on 8/Aug/13
Now, that's a legit and strong 5'9. He has so good posture, he makes 5'9 looks really good height for a man
Candy says on 8/Aug/13
Tom looks very tall in (Batman, Star Trek, Marie Antoinette,and Wuthering Heights) but in the movie This Means Wars he looks short. Even though I found out he is short I still think he is very hot, he still taller than I am, I am only 5ft. And he is 5 older than me that makes him a lot hotter. I love older men.
cole says on 30/Jul/13
If he says 5'9 himself every time he is asked, I'd believe that. Everyone can look taller than their claim the one day, and the next they can look shorter. But generally 5'9 is spot on for Hardy imo.
Powerhouse says on 29/Jul/13
@Kathleen I was wondering the same thing.
Powerhouse says on 29/Jul/13
@Kathleen I was wondering the same thing.
Kathleen says on 26/Jul/13
I just checked what the height was for Tom's woman Charlotte Riley....5'5" this throws me a bit. Based on numerous photos of the 2 together, Riley is clearly shorter than Hardy, a good 3"-4" and she is almost always wearing heels which are probably 3"-4" also. The math is not working. If they are flat footed side by side and there is only a 4" difference between them based on their stats then either Riley is more like 5'0-5'1" or Tom is closer to 5'11"???? Who really knows these days who is speaking any truth or for me, I personally don't care how tall he is. It is what i t is....and he is one hellofa actor.
Kathleen says on 26/Jul/13
Yes, I am a fan of Tom Hardy. I have to agree with Rob, from what I've seen I'd say Tom is 5'9", however he may look taller or shorter at times based on his posture and who is standing next to him.
MaskDeMasque says on 26/Jul/13

Are you a fan of Tom Hardy?

Rob, do you think he might be 176cm? He doesn't look shorter than 176cm listed JGL.
[Editor Rob: he can look taller than 5ft 9 at times]
Kathleen says on 25/Jul/13
I'm a new Tom Hardy fan and I have to admit I was curious about him and his height also. 5'9" is a great height for him, it just works. I trust he is comfortable and confident in his own skin, especially now that world has gone crazy for this young, Brit and everything about him. He is an excellent actor, holding his own against some pretty heafty players. In addition to continually fine tuning his craft with obvious self control & determination, he also appears to have that "Warrior's" spirit we all have loved to watch on screen, and has dug deep within his own spirit and applied it in his personal life. What an incredable task.....a true story, the building of an honorable man, and a man he is, a family man, a man who humbled himself before everyone and in refurn has been blessed beyond his that is a man whose height knows no bounds. I'm proud of you Thomas, keep your friends and loved ones close and always look up....don't loose your focus...and keep laughing!!!
me says on 17/Jul/13
@Makavel: I agree that a well-proportioned 5'9" can be perfect depending on build. On a really narrow guy or a really broad guy, 5'9 can look pretty short. Considering most Hollywood actresses seem to be 5'3-5'7, 5'9 is a great height for a leading man to be.

That said, I do wonder if directors intentionally make an effort to make Hardy appear bigger. He often looks 6ft+ in film...
Sam says on 10/Jul/13
Tom Hardy is a classic example of a guy who is of average stature but the camera can make look like a big, tall dude. In his muscular, tough-guy type roles like in Bronson, The Dark Knight Rises, Lawless or Warrior, you'd never guy that he's only 5'9" or that he's 3 inches shorter than Christian Bale or at least 4 inches shorter than Jason Clarke. In his non-tough-guy roles, though you can see he's not a tall man, like Rock-n-Rolla or Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy for example.
Makavel says on 6/Jul/13
wOw people wtf ??? 5'9 is NOT short or small. I think it's perfect !!! Rob what you think bro ?
[Editor Rob: of course it is average range. It's only getting on the tall end of the short scale in a few countries were the average is 5ft 11 and there's not many countries like that.]
lol93 says on 3/Jul/13
Rob do you think he drops a little below 5'9
[Editor Rob: I think he's a good 5ft 9]
refresh says on 24/Jun/13
i think 5'9 is right but not even a cm taller
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and with shia lebeouf
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the only one who is honest abouth his height and he dont give a f***
great actor
tony t. says on 2/Jun/13
5'9 with a TON of charisma.
JaseUK says on 17/May/13
Friends bumped into him in Cheltenham and the girl standing next to him is a good 5'11.5-6'0 as I knew her from University.
Tom Hardy looked at least 3 inch difference.
What do you think Rob?
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[Editor Rob: he looks between 2-3 inches smaller I'd guess, it's on the street so might not be totally flat]
Dmeyer says on 8/May/13
Hardy is 175cm and cruise looked 175cm when i met him hardy comment make sens
Balrog says on 7/May/13
176 is very possible for him. Bale 182 and Pine solid 184.
Greg says on 5/May/13
That's the tallest looking 5'9 guy I've ever seen. Looks 6'1 in that picture.
71 inches says on 3/May/13
Then y was chris pine dwarfing him , footware rob?
truth178cm says on 3/May/13
classic example of a 5ft9-10 guy.
TD says on 28/Apr/13
I'm 185cm (measured recently by a physio). I trained in a gym when Hardy was prepping for DKR with his trainer P-Nut (that's what he goes by). Hardy was quite an intense chap and energetic - you wouldn't mess with him. However he was tiny - literally just over my shoulder in terms of height. The other thing is he was wearing Nike Air stye trainers while I was in Adidas Samba, which are pretty flat. I actually couldn't believe how small he was and makes me wonder how big guys like DiCaprio and Bale actually are (can't be that big or tall). Anyway, reminds me of my pal JonnyC strong 5'8" with a bit of 'presence'. I'd put 5'9" as stated above, but I'm no taller than 185/6'0.6" so that can't be possible...
Vecrotus says on 26/Apr/13
I don't think he is no less than a strong 5ft 9. He is taller then Cillian Murphy who is 5ft 8 so he's definitely a little taller than Tom Cruise. I think he is one of those actors who isn't really conscientious about his height.
Jack says on 24/Apr/13
Hmm why does he think that he's not taller than Tom Cruise?
[Editor Rob: he's likely to have met him.]
Vecrotus says on 22/Apr/13
In this video Tom Hardy reveals that he is about the same size as Tom Cruise:
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Personally, I think he is a little taller than Tom Cruise; probably a strong 5ft 9. I think because he generally has a lean build and a tiny head in proportion to the rest of his body, he appears taller than he really is.
MaskDeMasque says on 18/Apr/13

Yeh, he was listed as 5'9.5. I personally think he is also 5'9.25-5 range. He's listed here as .25 inch less than JGL and they are the same height.
Lorne says on 15/Apr/13
Wasn't he listed 177cm? That seems closer, looks a strong 5ft9 to m, and was even a tad taller than Patrick Stewart in Nemesis. I'd say at least 176cm, though admitting I have only seen him in a few things.
The truth says on 8/Apr/13
I just wanted to chime in here when somebody mentioned he looked tall in the dark knight rises. For the movie he actually had to wear special shoes to make him like 6'3 and they used camera angles to make him look bigger
Asian says on 30/Mar/13
Sometimes ppl who dont really care much about his height use last measurement he knowed. Maybe wen he was in high school. He grew about 1 or 1.5 inch but he didn't notice. It happens to my cousin. He was 5''6 but now he's about 5'7.5 and when you asking him he will told you he is 5'6 tall.

But I'm not mention it hapens in tom hardy
dude says on 26/Mar/13
i go back and forth on this dude more than anyone...sometimes he seems 5/10-5/11, sometimes he seems barely 5'9.
vedezo says on 6/Mar/13
5ft9 legit
lulo says on 24/Feb/13
I don't really understand the guys saying they think he is taller, if a guy says he is a certain height he usually is that height or shorter, most if not all men do not downgrade their actual height.
Balrog says on 2/Feb/13
Hardy is a textbook example of a strong 5'9'' guy and a notorious sloucher.
Cingetorix says on 28/Jan/13
Shia Is consitently 1-2in taller than him in Lawless, yet they are both 5'9? Im thinking 5'7-8ish. That said though, Shia could have been wearing lifts and Tom was rather fat in that film making him look shorter
Dmeyer says on 26/Jan/13
In pics hé dosnt look more than 3-3.25 in 6'0.5 pine maybe in the movie more
Balrog says on 23/Jan/13
Pine holds good posture while Hardy is a sloucher. Remember that.
Trey says on 21/Jan/13
Dmeyer: If you think he looks as tall as 177 cm with Pine you should hve your eyes checked mate. He can look 173-175 cm range if Pine is 183-185 cm range. Pine is not pushing 6'2 that's for sure.
Think this listing is max for Tom really, might go as low as 174 for barefoot height.
MR.HEIGHT says on 20/Jan/13
Yeah definitly 5-9 1/2 in morning but true height I see 5-8 3/4 inch
Dmeyer says on 20/Jan/13
To me hé looks 176-177cm near pine and near many and you saw him apear close to 5'10 5'9.25-9.5 in is closer maybe measured 5'9 1/4 or or 9 3/8 in and just says 5'9
refresh says on 17/Jan/13
i didnt know that 5'9 is "short" maybe in Montenegro or Holand... for me that is average height,maybe i'm wrong.. :D
Balrog says on 14/Jan/13
5'9'' pretty short? That's average. Jesus Christ.
janine says on 13/Jan/13
He's pretty short, but still fit. do we really care that much about the exact stats?!
Smith says on 6/Jan/13
Tom has said on more than one occasion (like when he was on Myspace) that he's 5'9" so he's probably pretty close to that. Actors and models almost always lie about height in order to be more marketable.
MarcusTheSwede says on 31/Dec/12
No way he needs a upgrade. Need proof. Look no further then:
MD says on 25/Nov/11
Look at those pictures next to Gary Oldman.
Tom Hardy is spot on 5 nine
Not a millimeter over.
Evidence people.Evidence. Look at the pictures MD posted.
This guy does absolutely not need a upgrade.That is ridicilous. He slouches a bit but so does Gary Oldman. Even if the both of them would have stood straight up , in mind the legs position when pictures where taken , they would be same height. Easy just look at pictures.
Does not need a upgrade.
Maximus Meridius says on 31/Dec/12
Hey Rob he is clearly a strong 5ft 9in nothing lower than that and nothing higher than that he is defiantly not 5ft 10in that's a bit high for him he is defiantly not 5ft 11in that's pushing it this guy sounds like he is honest about his height.
Vecrotus says on 31/Dec/12
This guy needs a serious upgrade. There is no way he is 5 ft 9 in. I'd say he is at the very least 5 ft 10 in (178cm). In all the pics with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Hardy appears to be at the same height as JGL and on top of that Hardy has a poor posture whereas JGL keeps his back straight at all times.
Maximus Meridius says on 31/Dec/12
@Dean 5ft 9.25 he is at a height were guys don't look shortish anymore he is average height he has the build and the proportions were he can pull off looking tallish 5ft 9in guys can pull looking tallish with a slim build 5ft 9in guys no longer have the shortish 5ft 8in guys still have the shortish look i never seen 5ft 8in guys pull off looking tallish ever not a chance.
Drew says on 29/Dec/12
How in the WORLD did hardy appear so muscular in TDKR compared to this photo above??? Hardy looks like a shrimp in the above pic...
Marky says on 25/Dec/12
Rob, so how do you explain how he consistently looks noticeably shorter than Joseph Levitt 5'9.5", and Guy Pearce "5'10"? He only has an inch on Shia max, Shia who is probably 5'7.5" or so.
Marky says on 22/Dec/12
Rob, he really looks like hes under 5'9". Especially in Lawless. Do you think he could very well be under 5'9", a very strong 5'8" perhaps?
[Editor Rob: I doubt he's less than 5ft 9, in fact I saw him years ago and thought he was nearer 5ft 10, he stood right beside a guy called anthony montgomery and wasn't much smaller at all]
173 says on 20/Dec/12
@Just1: I don't think he'd claim 5'9" if he was 5'10".
lulo says on 19/Dec/12
@Just1 come on dude be logical now, why would he downgrade his own height? it's very unlikely a male of average rage would ever downgrade his height. If he himself said 5'9' then we have to work around there
Just1 says on 17/Dec/12
Well I can tell you that I worked on TDKR and met Tom out of costume and be was the same height as me and I'm 5'10"
TNTinCA says on 17/Dec/12
I think this is accurate.

From Star Trek Nemesis, they wanted to cast an actor that was equivalent in height to Patrick Stewart (since he was meant to be Picard's clone). Since Patrick Stewart is 5'9/10", Tom Hardy being 5'9" seems right.

They obviously used camera angles and footwear adjustments for the Dark Knight Rises to make him seem bigger.
Bakel says on 15/Dec/12
Him and Gordon Levitt looks really the same height.
173 says on 13/Dec/12
For the people who keep saying stuff about Tom Hardy "looking" taller in TDKR:

Rick says on 11/Dec/12
Tom Hardy is 5'9 and he looks much much bigger than that in TDKR
Have you ever heard of height enhancing footwear and camera tricks before? That's what they used to make Tom Hardy "look" taller...
DrFunkadunk says on 10/Dec/12
The cinematography in Dark Knight Rises made Bane look a whole lot taller than Tom Hardy really is.
Hullywood 1.75.5m says on 9/Dec/12
I dont know why, camera angels, boots or something, but Hardy doenst looked short in Batman. Maybe cause 5foo9 isnt short, but so many peoples told it, that i think, a 5foot9 guy should looking shorter then Hardy in Batman.
MaskDeMasque says on 4/Dec/12
I think Hardy and JGL are both 176cm personally. Hardy has a weak posture in most photos so looks slightly shorter than levitt in photos.
Steve says on 4/Dec/12
Cillian Murphy is more like 5'6. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a strong 5'9, and Tom Hardy a weak 5'9.
Leung says on 3/Dec/12
Bang in the middle of 177cm Joseph Gordon-Levitt and 175cm Shia LaBeouf. Tom Hardy's a 176cm guy.
jean says on 1/Dec/12
If cillian murphy (the shortest guy on the right) is 5"8 as listed on this site, then Hardy is at least 5"10

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:)man says on 24/Nov/12
bale is 6ft because it was part of the costume. but hardy realy is 5'9ft.
:)man says on 24/Nov/12
bale is 6ft because it was part of the costume. but hardy realy is 5'9ft.
lol93 says on 2/Nov/12
Impossible for this guy to be shorter than 5'9,what amazes me is that he never looks short and he can look easily taller than 5'9
MaskDeMasque says on 25/Oct/12

That's more than an inch, looks about 2". I still think Bale is 5'11ish.
Frankie says on 24/Oct/12
Half way down the page here, Hardy and Bale look just over an inch apart!!?
Similar footwear and posture -Click Here
My guess is Bale is not as tall as 6ft
SAK says on 22/Oct/12
MaskDeMasque says on 21/Sep/12
I don't think he was too short for bane tbh. Big shoes and clever cameras made him look fine. Why do people say he's too short and never mention Bale? Batman was 6'2 in the comics and Bale is 5'11-6' range.
Maybe because 6f2 is alot closer to 6ft, then 6f8 is to 5f9.

I think Hardy did a good job as Bane. But they should've reallty cast someone taller (6ft2+), the casting didn't make sense.
MaskDeMasque says on 19/Oct/12

lol at the encyclopedia saying Bale is over 6ft. i'm not sure if he's even 6ft tall.
Larc-186.7-188.6cm says on 18/Oct/12
In the Batman encyclopedia it says:

Tom Hardy stands around 5ft9 where Christian Bale is over 6ft. Since Bane towers over Batman in height in the comics, special film techniques were used to make Hardy's stature and figure appear larger and imposing. In particular, three-inch lifts were added to Hardy's boots to make him equal in height to other tall characters.

Bane is 6'8 in the comics, Hardy is 5'9 but was awesome in the TDKR, Nolan made him look a lot taller in the movie.
MaskDeMasque says on 12/Oct/12
@just a question

you can't use base 10 when using feet and inches. this is a common mistake with people. 2.54cm in an inch,30.48 inches in a foot. therefore 176cm is 5'9.29. Obviously no one can tell spot on whether someone is 175 or 176cm but we can make good assumptions based on their height next to others and from observing many heights.
just a question says on 11/Oct/12
one feet is how much in centimeter?

when I read here 5ft9 is 176cm?

I thought one feet is 30.48 cm.

If thats true, 176cm is only 5ft8 (or more likely a 5ft7.x)

BTW how can you guys say a person is 5ft8 or "clearly" a 5ft9.25 etc.?

I can not tell if a person I do see on the screen is one or two centimeter larger than another one.

Hell, even if I'm 176cm tall (or small) when I woke up I will be smaller, easily 1cm in the evening...
MaskDeMasque says on 9/Oct/12
I really don't understand how some people think he's 5'8 range. He's clearly a 5'9 guy(possibly even 5'9.25-5 range).
matt678 says on 7/Oct/12
he looks about a solid 5 ft 8.5 and for weight i would say in warrior 180 and in the dark knight rises 195
MarcusTheSwede says on 25/Sep/12
Hey u guys.Why are some of you complaining about his height and he is "Oh he is waaay to short to play bane..bla bla bla" Obviously you all are wrong..proven without no doubt..because why? He plays Bane..and did it damn good to.
So stop being such a hles and give him credits for it instead for putting him down.A man cant decide to be 6ft or less or more. Either you are or either youre not. Its hard as it is in this world to be short then need to hear from guys like you complaining about that. Well anyways you are all wrong cause I think he fits the roll perfectely and I think most people liked him in this part as Bane.So go hug eachother and hope you have a better day.He is earning millions..and you are not..probably.
Silent d says on 23/Sep/12
Solid 5 foot 9 guy. He got towered by jonathon ross though a while back and some people say he is 6 foot but he is obviously closer to 6 foot 2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 22/Sep/12
I think 5ft9.25(176cm) might be closer. He's awesome in Lawless.
5ft10guy(Not Growing) says on 22/Sep/12
well for me Bale did look a little short to play Batman.Him walking next to Morgan Freeman .I thought to myself "man Bale looks short". Bruce Wayne in comics is a really tall & handsome guy,the batman is described as "huge" his size intimidates his opponents. In comics hes the same height as superman for crying out loud(6'2-6'3 range).So that bothered me.Bale in the Batsuit looked taller though like 6'2(maybe lifts) so it fits him.
MaskDeMasque says on 21/Sep/12
I don't think he was too short for bane tbh. Big shoes and clever cameras made him look fine. Why do people say he's too short and never mention Bale? Batman was 6'2 in the comics and Bale is 5'11-6' range.
jno says on 21/Sep/12
What nike shoes is tom hardy wearing on the the movie This Means War, when he goes on a date with Reese Witherspoon, there black and silver/grey nike shoes but I cant find them anywhere please help??
Dean 5ft 9.25 says on 20/Sep/12
he doesnt appear short to me but he appears on the low average side so hes not a full 5'10.
Hes not even as high as 177cm flat, if were talking at night. IMO the possible range for him is 175.5cm -176.5cm at night and probably just says 5'9 for that reason.
If he was like 175.5-176cm then a guy who doesnt care would probably round down as hes much closer to 5'9 but if he was 176.5cm+ at night(meaning 177cm ish in the afternoon) he would claim 5'10 without a doubt, even if he isnt bothered about height.
5ft10guy(Not Growing) says on 20/Sep/12
5'9 I dont understand?! Hes the same height as batman in the dark knight rises and it says here christian bale is 6'0 and in the Dark knight rises database the Bane character is 6'1.He was way too short to play Bane. Good actor though didnt know he was 5'9.
horacle says on 18/Sep/12
jtm says on 17/Sep/12
he does look 5'9 to me but very overrated.
Executioner says on 16/Sep/12
Not true Bane is actually very intelligent character and has the accent Th did a very good job he must've worked his butt off to get that physique for the movie. That role took lot of talent and he was a large part of the movie.
hahaha_XD says on 11/Sep/12
the shredder says on 8/Sep/12
how come his agency list him 5'11 if he only claims 5'9 ?
Simple, Hollywood 2-inch-rule. Lots of celebs use it.
Tyler says on 8/Sep/12
@Marky I don't know, look at Chris Pine and Hayden Christensen. Both claim 6'0" but are closer to 6'1".
hahaha_XD says on 8/Sep/12
His agency list him at 5'11"... typical Hollywood 2-inch-rule in play.
big d says on 6/Sep/12
a weak 5'9" - I mean right on the dot.
Marky says on 6/Sep/12
@Tyler, so what your saying is for example he's 5'9.5" but down grades to 5'9"? Instead of upgrading to 5'10"? Something like that? But here is the thing, why not just claim 5'9.5" then.
Balthier says on 1/Sep/12
re mara: I think Rob is a bit generous with Taylor Lautner instead.
Tyler says on 1/Sep/12
@marky well some people may feel more comfortable rounding down their heights than rounding up
Karwill101 says on 30/Aug/12
Everyone keeps using Bane as a reference. Look at the premier photos and how much shorter he is than the rest of the cast 5'9" seems pretty generous. It's almost like thinking Mark Whalburg is 6' when he's like 5'6"
mara says on 29/Aug/12
I have to be honest rob he must be 5ft 10 atleast considering you have put taylor launter as 5ft 8.5 and there is a picture of the two together of him looking around 2 inches taller, not to mention you have put jospeh-gorditt-levitt as 5 ft9.5 and we can call agree tom has atleast half a inch on him almost in every picture where we can see their footwear being similar heights. Not to mention he slouches when jgl forces his posture. :) hope this has helped , i do reslly think you should consider changing it rob:) .
Maximus Meridius says on 28/Aug/12
Rob is it possible he looks taller due too his slim build he looks about 5ft 11in he is very well proportioned he can pull off looking tallish he looks taller than 5ft 9in.
Maximus Meridius says on 26/Aug/12
Rob he looks taller due too his slim build he looks about 5ft 11in he is very well proportioned he can pull off looking tallish he looks taller than 5ft 9in.
avalanste says on 22/Aug/12
I've managed to see his live Bane costume full figure display in e shopping mall few weeks back, the figure's height was about my height, maybe slightly taller by 1 inch. I'm abt 5'10. So I'd say he's definitely a solid 5'9", maybe a bit more.
dude says on 19/Aug/12
this is the guy who plays bane? why is he taller than christian bale in the movie who is 6'?
Woland says on 15/Aug/12
@ Cranberries
I think you're right. It's no mystery that Nolan wants to hire British actors in lead roles but he could pick Ray Stevenson or Craig Fairbrass - a legit 6'3" guys to play Bane. Great actors too.
Marky says on 15/Aug/12
@Tyler, you've got to be kidding with Hardy only having a 1 inch heel. They are cross training shoes, those have pretty hefty cushioned heels like new balance have. Besides, Hardy is closer to the camera and standing straight. Pearce on the other hand is behind him slightly, and bending to one side. AND, Hardy already said he is 5'9", now why would he downgrade himself? That wouldn't make any sense. Telling people you're taller than you really are is possible but I highly doubt you would downgrade your height.
Tyler says on 15/Aug/12
@Marky, well Guy Pearce is listed at 5'10.25" on here, which is entirely accurate IMO. Now, Guy's shoes have about an inch, perhaps 0.75" although it is kinda hard to tell from the angle of the pic. Pearce is reaching 5'10.75"-5'11" in those shoes. And Tom's shoes are not 1.5", but they are typical 1" shoes. Guy Pearce is only a 0.25" max taller than Tom Hardy in the photo I posted. In their shoes: Tom Hardy: 5'10.5", Guy Pearce: 5'10.75-5'11". Tom Hardy needs to be upgraded back to 5'9.5".
Harvey says on 13/Aug/12
Same height as Sir Ian McKellen here: - no idea what shoes he's wearing though. Either means he needs an upgrade or Sir Ian needs a downgrade...
Marky says on 13/Aug/12
@Tyler, look at Hardy's shoes man. Those look like cross training shoes. Like new balance or something. Those are a good 1 inch, maybe 1.5 inch in heel. Guy Pearce is in minimal heel, less then an inch. Probably 0.5 max. So Absolute MAX for Hardy is 5'9". I'm still set on solid 5'8.5"
Tyler says on 12/Aug/12
Rob, him and Guy Pearce: Click Here He should be upgraded back to 5'9.5".
Kam says on 10/Aug/12
Ralph, it's about acting, not about muscle and height. He rocked the voice and eye movements and body language of the character. Random non-actors can't do that.
Kam says on 10/Aug/12
miss realistic, Hardy played Bane correctly. The original Bane as you called him butchered the character. Bane is not supposed to be some random grunt who says nothing other than his own name.
Will_is_5\'9 says on 9/Aug/12
Hardy was probably 5'11 or 6' as Bane and Bale who is already 5'11 or a weak 6' was probably 6'1 or 6'2 in the batman costume. Using camera angles they balanced them out to make them even but Hardy had to be wearing lifts.
Kartal5 says on 9/Aug/12
This guy rocked at Bane, even i was skeptical first and i am the same height 175cm.
Tipjar says on 9/Aug/12
He had 3" lifts in his boots for the role as Bane. I think they pulled it off quite nicely.
tommie says on 8/Aug/12
haha,, TDKR is such a great Film. I really thought this guy is at least 6 feet or over. there were times where I could easily buy 6 ft 2 for him. very funny. wally Pfister, the DP of TDKR did a really good job here.
MaskDeMasque says on 8/Aug/12

Its not just about being and tall though. He looked good enough for the role i thimk and he's a fantastic actor and provided a good performance. some random 6'4 huge guy at the gym cant act like tom lol.
Miss Realistic says on 7/Aug/12
Have half of you even seen the film!?? TH was RUBBISH as Bane!! No where near big enough and nuthing compared to Robert Swenson who was the origional Bane.
Duhon says on 6/Aug/12
@Ralph i don't know if you've seen the film? but hardy was amazing in it. Even with his mask on you could still see the expressions is his eyes and his body movement. If you want to see a bodybuilder in that role watch batman and robin.

Also yes hardy looked massive as bane i stand by my estimate that he looked a good 6'4" when standing next to most of the other figures ie dagget, his henchmen etc.

Only when fighting batman did he seem more around 6'1" likely due to the limitations of trick filming during a fight scene.
Marky says on 5/Aug/12
Rob, I know you might probably ignore this post but I just wanted to put my 2 cents worth into this. If you look at a photo with Tom Hardy and Guy Pearce,
Hardy is about a solid 2 inches shorter than Pearce. So Pearce is listed at 178, so thats a little over 5'10" right? He claims the said height aswell. Hardy would be a strong 5'8" then, maybe a strong 5'8.5" at most. Hope this helps!
[Editor Rob: I looked at a few bits of them together and not sure there'd be 2 inches between them...]
Ralph says on 5/Aug/12

4 inches shoes? are we talking shoes or high heels man xD? I mean, they definitely shouldve found a taller guy to play Bane especially since he was going to have his face covered so who cares about it. But camera angles, blah blah blah, thats what made Hardy looked the same height as Christian.

Point blank, Any big and bulky/muscular white guy outside of any gym in the world could play that part. I think that role was a lottery game and he won xD
Sentinel says on 4/Aug/12
Christian is easily taller. now the Bane/Batman debate is easy, take Tom, give him 4 inches shoes and you got Bane. take Christian, give him 2 inches and you got Batman. 6'1'' in the film both, Tom 5'9'' and Christian 5'11'' in real life
Berial says on 3/Aug/12
CGI+ camera angles + lifts = Bane. We can clearly see in set pictures that his arms, for instance, aren't as big as they are in the movie. The scene with Dagget he was clearly standing on a higher level, but that guy is in no way 6 feet tall.
MaskDeMasque says on 1/Aug/12

low level camera angles. lol he didnt look that big in TDKR, he looked about 6' in his big boots.
Ezio Auditore da Firenze says on 1/Aug/12
Excuse me?? That guy looked almost gigantic in that movie so anything that he wore 3 inches footwear is nonense. Either his real height must be about 6'3"-6'5" or something has to be wrong there.
Skjo says on 1/Aug/12
Rob, could you tell us why did you decide to downgrade his height (177 to 175)?
[Editor Rob: since he's saying it then maybe he is an honest five nine...who might be even a fraction taller but isn't too bothered? ]
Skjo says on 1/Aug/12
J. Gordon-Levitt is exactly the same height, so he needs downgrade too...
MaskDeMasque says on 31/Jul/12

which is why i think bale is 5'11

5'9 hardy +3" inch shoes=6'
5'11 bale +1" inch shoes=6'
Darrius says on 30/Jul/12
Ezio Auditore he didn't look like 6'5 in TDKR, he was just as tall as Batman. Tom Hardy's real height is 5'9, and he wore specially designed shoes which were 3 inches in TDKR to make him look taller.
Ezio Auditore da Firenze says on 29/Jul/12
Well, he looked 6'5" as Bane in Batman The Dark Knight rises. I wonder how he could tower a full foot or there is something wrong with his height claiming.
MaskDeMasque says on 29/Jul/12

yes but 5'10 sounds better than 5'9. saying you are smaller when you aren't doesn't make any sense but inflating your height does.
Chiara says on 29/Jul/12
Well, why would you claim 5´10 if you´re 5´9? Just because you think it´s superior being tall, doesn´t mean everyone has the same mindset.
MaskDeMasque says on 29/Jul/12
@red hood

why would he claim 5'9 if he was 5'10?
MaskDeMasque says on 28/Jul/12

yeh, its nice to see a celeb be honest about his height. but tom hardy is very handsome (nohomo) so he prob doesnt care about how tall he is.
Connor says on 27/Jul/12
Rob, how tall do you think those boots made Tom look in the Dark knight rises, or do you think it might be the camera angles that made him look taller?
[Editor Rob: I haven't seen the film, but i'm sure a bit of angles to make the character appear bigger was used ]
Admiral says on 27/Jul/12
people I'd rather have a 5'9 Tom Hardy in lifts than a 6'4 Monkey as Bane , Tom was chosen for this role because of his talent as an actor not because of his height.He also wasn't afraid to give his real height which for a celebrity under 6' it's rare.
MaskDeMasque says on 27/Jul/12
yeh he looked big in TDKR. no wonder people cant guess heights well with movie magic. 5'8.5 ChrisD? nope, he's 5'9.
ChrisD says on 27/Jul/12
Although wearing 3-4 inch lifts in TDKR, he looked gigantic, a good 6'4'' in some scenes and maybe 1" or 2 taller than Bale (batman) in other scenes. Very impressed by the camera angles, and yes Duhon, hopefully that shuts up the critics. Hardy is 5'8.5''. Amazing how they made him look so tall in the movie!
BigT says on 25/Jul/12
I think 175 cm is bang on, good to see him Downgraded. What was his previous listing Rob, 177 cm? Christian Bale is hard to pin down, looks 185cm sometimes, but he also looks sub 180 cm sometimes, I think he´s somewhere between 178 and 181 cm barefoot. Morgan Freeman is 74 years old and obviously not still a full 6´2", probably around the 185-186 cm range. Gary Oldman i´d put at 173 cm, no more. Joseph G. Levitt is a lift wearer, probably around 173-174 cm barefoot.
Michael says on 25/Jul/12
*jaw drops*......He looked HUGE in the Dark Knight Rises. He looked like a monster of a man.....
Duhon says on 25/Jul/12
They made him look huge in The Dark Knight Rises mostly with camera angles. I'd say they made him look 6'4" or so he towered over the other actors around him. I think that shut up some critics of his casting.
Tyler says on 25/Jul/12
Cmon', we all know he's taller than this listing. He should go back to 5'9.5-.75".
mike says on 23/Jul/12
He had crazy lifts on in dark knight rises
Berial says on 23/Jul/12
I don't think he is 1,75.I mean he is able to clearly look Christian Bale eye to eye in the set pics and as Batman he is little over 6'1 standing at almost 6'2. I'm aware Hardy uses three inches lifts on the movie but with 1,75 he would be towered a bit by Bale. I must admit thought that in these knew TDKR premiere pictures he looks rather small, but I think he is nothing below 1,77. That's only my opinion though. And Levitt does wear lifts in most movies, that and his slim figure are what makes him look taller than he actually is, while Hardy does not use lifts in most movies and events, he only used here because it would be ridiculous to have Bane being smaller than Batman.
bane says on 16/Jun/12
In a recent picture with shia labeouf they look the same height and in the movie inception he look's way more shorter than joseph gordon levitt but in this website they say joseph gordon levitt its exactly 1.77cm maybe maybe levitt had lifts and hardy didnt.. comment if you want.
MaskDeMasque says on 14/Jun/12

lol at 5'7, no chance. some people have no clue about judging height. he is 175/176.
Nads says on 12/Jun/12
Saw him at work, served his lovely missus, didn't stand that close but I'm 5'3 & he wasn't as tall as expected, I'd say 5'7 or less is about right
John says on 10/Jun/12
He used to post on his own message board back around the UK release of 'Bronson.' In one topic a troll insulted him, and he jokingly challenged the guy to a fight and described himself as "5 ft 8." I would assume the 5 ft 9.5 listing for him is either incorrect or due to a boost from shoes, as the man himself claims to be 5'8.
johno says on 11/Feb/12
- Although in that old footage they showed of him on the big breakfast, on the jonathon ross show. He was around 20 and seemed some-what diminutive in stature ...
johno says on 11/Feb/12
- About 2.5 inches shorter then jonathon ross in todays interview and gave one of the most awkward interviews i have seen, gave even me an-xiety !! A very shy fellow
Silent d says on 5/Feb/12
Ras_ it is alright. I'm planning to watch the warrior this week. Tom hardy has bad posture, that is why i say about an inch but joel could be taller. He was a little shorter than alex o'loughlin. 177cm.
Sam says on 1/Feb/12
I would add that he claims 5'9" to the top, Rob
Ras_ says on 31/Jan/12
I wasn't trying to be rude or something,its just that how can you only say theres a 2cm. difference between them,while at very very least its 4+? I also recommend seeing the movie as its truly a great film ;)
Silent d says on 31/Jan/12
I've seen parts of the movie. Enough to say that joel is taller. Take it easy ras_. 177cm
MItch says on 30/Jan/12
with chris pine..
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Ras_ says on 29/Jan/12
@Silent d , I doubt you even watched the movie as you would've saw that Joel had atleast 2 inches on Tom.I know that Tom usually slouches a bit,but so did Joel in their scenes together...
SIlent d says on 24/Jan/12
He was shorter than joel edgerton in warrior who is about 179cm. 177cm is right. Interested to see him with charlize theron in mad max 4: fury road.

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