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Val Kilmer's Height is 5ft 11.5in (182 cm)

American actor best known for roles in movies like Top Gun, Willow, Tombstone.
Comment on the Height of Val Kilmer

Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Oct/15
6ft peak, Rob?
[Editor Rob: I ain't so sure]
Sam said on 23/Oct/15
Christian Bale reportedly fit in Kilmer's batsuit when auditioning for the Batman role...both guys can look 5'11.5"-6'0" IMO.
dmeyer said on 19/Oct/15
Solid 5'11.5 peak 5'11 at 50s
Steve said on 20/Sep/15
The photo Pete linked shows Kilmer standing in front of a police height chart. He appears to be 5'10". Maybe all that weight compressed his spine. I tend to believe he was never any taller than perhaps 5'11" back when he was thin. And is no more than 5'10" today.
JJF said on 9/Jun/15
Yeah always looked a strong 5'11" to me.
Pete said on 4/Apr/15
Incase the link is broken- proof:
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Pete said on 2/Apr/15
5'10 on the dot! (You gotta downgrade him asap haha) Kilmer is a good example of a 6ft. looked 5'10 because of his huge body and those blonde hair!
Pete said on 31/Mar/15
CASE CLOSED! (Rob u need a downgrade) see this proof: Click Here
James B said on 17/Mar/15
Perhaps with Ed Begley Jr in that particular scene he dropped to his low of 181cm?

Today 5'10.5-5'11 range
Alex said on 14/Mar/15
How tall is his son, Jack?

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The cap throws things off a bit as does Val looking down to talk to him, but the eye level is an obvious difference. 5'9?
CDS said on 2/Mar/15
Kilmer is an interesting case since he consistently can pull off 6'-6'1" on screen, looking at his build and proportions, and even in his debut film, as Nick Rivers in "Top Secret", he definitely looks it. His ID in the film "Salton Sea" even had him listed at 6'1". But when you really start breaking down the heights of the actors he has appeared with, his height does start going down more to the 5'11" range. For instance, he looked no more than 2" taller than 5'9" Mira Sorvino in "At First Sight", and was totally dwarfed by Ed Begley Jr. in "Batman Forever". He did claim when he tried on Jim Morrison's clothes for "The Doors", they were too small for him, but I doubt Morrison was ever anything more than 5'9.5"-5.9.75" (minus the trademark big hair and boots he always wore).
Hypado said on 28/Feb/15
Val Kilmer cold be 5ft 11.5in

A strong 181 cm guy.
James B said on 9/Feb/15
Ed Begley jr 193-194cm peak
Val Kilmer 181cm peak
Judd said on 4/Jan/15
For sure 5'11.5" peak height is fine, but today he does look a bit shorter...maybe 5'11" today?
SAMMY DERRICK said on 25/Nov/14
1.Lewis G.Wilson-unknown,unknown.
2.Robert Lowery-6'1(185cm),unknown.
3.Adam West-6'2(188cm),6'2(188cm).
4.Michael Keaton-5'10(178cm),5'9(175cm).
5.Val Kilmer-6'0(183cm),5'11.5(182cm).
6.George Clooney-5'11(180cm),5'10.75(180cm).
7.Christian Bale-6'0(183cm),6'0(183cm).
These are the heights of all the Batman actors.The first part is the answer I get from any search engine and the second part is the height listed on this website.The average height of a Batman actor is 6'0(183cm)/5'11.25(181cm).
Val Kilmer is the average height and size of the Batman actor.
Lebensdorf said on 14/Nov/14
I saw him in New York. Stood right next to him at a cafe. I'm 6'1, he was about three inches shorter than me. He might be 5'11, but I think more like 5'10.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Nov/14
Looked an easy 6' next to De Niro in Heat actually.
SAMMY DERRICK said on 14/Oct/14
A mugshot taken in 2011 revealed that Val is 5'11.5 thanks to his blonde but graying mane.I personally think he was 5'11.5 in 1995.He had a realistic height and build for Batman.
Andrea said on 12/Oct/14
So, you think he already lost a big inch at 36, when he was in batman? It seems strange, you're almost 40 and you're still at your "peak"!
[Editor Rob: I'd need to rewatch his scene with ed to say how tall he can look. I know in that deja vu he didn't look much smaller than someone like bruce greenwood or denzel. At peak anywhere in 5ft 11-11.5 is possible.]
Andrea said on 12/Oct/14
So, you're saying Val is 5'10.5-5'11 range tops? Why is he still listed at 5'11.5 then?
[Editor Rob: at his peak he might have been, now he can look barely 5ft 11 at times though.]
Andrea said on 11/Oct/14
Rob, more chance he's 5'10.5 or Ed Begley Jr 6'5 plus? Ed completely towers him in Batman, like at least 5.5 inches, noway there are only 4.5 inches between them! Watch it, if you don't trust me :)
[Editor Rob: Begley and Goldblum done Transylvania 6-5000, I think 6ft 4 for both is fine.]
Andrea said on 10/Oct/14
Rob, more chance he's 5'10.5 or Ed Begley Jr 6'5 plus? Ed completely towers him in Batman, like at least 5.5 inches, noway there are only 4.5 inches between them! Watch it, if you don't trust me :)
Judd said on 9/Oct/14
when i watched the doors (1991) i tought he was at least 6'1...he looked very tall and thin in that movie, but in others movies he looks a bit shorter...5'11.5" seems accurate to me as a peak height but in the recent years he probably lost a small amount...
james said on 8/Sep/14
Val looks a legit 6'0" with shoes on .watch the movie Heat and he dwarfs 5'9 bobby de niro ..when bobs on the telephone you see val stand in next to Bob he towers him
James B said on 21/Aug/14
To me he looked 5'11 flat in Batman Forever
Dan said on 28/Jul/14
Hey Rob
Why is there two Val Kilmer pages? this one and one listing him at 6 foot?
[Editor Rob: other page was a duplicate, but it's deleted]
Alex 6'0 said on 23/Jun/14
Mamun said he looked 5'11.5ish. 5'11.5-6'0 range Id say. 5'11 flat seems bit too low
James B said on 7/Apr/14
Downey jr is 5'8 max
nikos said on 2/Apr/14
the measures they use at the police are quite there any possibility i lost 1.5 cm in these 20 years??????thank you
nikos said on 2/Apr/14
the measures they have in the police are quite accurate,is there any chance ive lost 1.5 cm in these 20 years??thank you.
James B said on 1/Apr/14
The only time kilmer has looked remotely close to 6'2 was in the dance scene in the movie 'top secret'. In most of his movies could look anywhere from 5'10 to 6'0.

Even in top secret didn't look over 6'1.
mister_lennon said on 31/Mar/14
No way kilmer is 6'2 or even 6'1. He could look 6 in a good day and with great posture, but nothing more at all. He is a solid 5'11 guy.
nikos said on 29/Mar/14
i want to ask you something rob, i was measured by the greek police when i was 23 yrs old for my i.d and the result was 181.5 cm i.d expired this year [20 years later] and i went to the police to renew it.I was measured and i was found to be 180cm tall!!Is this possible rob and if it is, is it normal??if you know please answer me ,thank you.
[Editor Rob: depends on how they measured - if they used a height rod/device there is always a chance it might not have been as accurate. I would always do your own measurement in your house as you can then take the time to know exactly how tall you are.]
Knowitall said on 28/Mar/14
How a person looks on film compared to how tall they really are can be surprising. If he's six-two then I guess I'm six-three!
mister_lennon said on 27/Mar/14
kilmes is at least 5'11. he looks every bit of it. and with good posture and in a good day, he could look's 6. 6'2 is too over the top for him.
James B said on 27/Mar/14
Kilmer looked close to 6' though in kiss kiss bang
Knowitall said on 26/Mar/14
Remove the hair and the top of his head would hit the five-eleven mark:

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Knowitall said on 25/Mar/14
Well, if he was five eleven, please explain why he looked slightly shorter than me. I was kind of surprised because I thought he was at least six feet. He was also quite heavy. Maybe he lost height due to weight.
the shredder said on 24/Mar/14
MD , Please stop telling people what to do. You come off as a bossy brat.
Knowitall said on 24/Mar/14

I posted them separately because I discovered them at different times. One problem is posts are held back while the moderator goes over them.

This business of some people becoming enraged by what they consider to be trolling is laughable. And indicative of some taking forums far too seriously than they should.

This website is for entertainment purposes. Lighten up.
mister_lennon said on 24/Mar/14
sorry, but val kilmer is 5'11, not 5'10. in the pictures with Tom Hanks, he has a bad posture and Hanks is closer to the camera. In other pictures, he looks taller than Hanks.

Chris O'donnell is a strong 5'8 or a weak 5'9 dude. Val is about 2 or 3 inches on him, but in his pictures as batman he looks even taller because his boots and costume is bigger than o'donnell's.

But Val is a solid 5'11 guy, even he could looks 6 sometimes. George Clooney is a little bit shorter, he is 5'10.
James B said on 24/Mar/14
Can look 5'11 flat as well in some of his past movies such as top gun, batman forever, at first sight,
MD said on 24/Mar/14
Knowitall, it was not at all necessary to use five different posts for five different photos in one day. I'm much more on your side as far as Val's height is concerned than Dan's, but this is just trolling. This is simple internet courtesy, people.
nikos said on 23/Mar/14
i read everyones opinion on val s height the list is on the spot rob [182cm]but you need to downgrade carrey and kidman immediatly!!!
Knowitall said on 21/Mar/14
Five-nine Jared Leto, five-ten Val Kilmer, five-six Angelina Jolie, five-nine Colin Farrell, and six foot Oliver Stone:

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I know I'm right folks.
Knowitall said on 21/Mar/14
Another shot showing Val shorter than Tom Hanks:

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The Kilmer I saw was around five-ten. Maybe he wears big lifts when he appears in public. When I saw him he was wearing normal shoes.
Knowitall said on 21/Mar/14
Val is shorter than Tom Hanks:

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Knowitall said on 21/Mar/14
Val with five-ten Zeta Graff:

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Knowitall said on 21/Mar/14
Val and Daryl Hannah:

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Dan said on 20/Mar/14
I can guarantee I am 5'9. My license has me measured at 177cm in flat shoes. Am at work ATM so will post picture of me and Chris Lloyd on the same day. In the pictures, he looks two inches shorter than Val!
the shredder said on 20/Mar/14
Dan he looks shorter than 6'2 in your pic.
Knowitall said on 20/Mar/14
O'Donnell is no more than five-eight.

Here he is next to five-ten George Clooney:

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Time to get real here. The Batman shots are not accurate. You think studio publicity doesn't manipulate them? If you don't, I have a great bridge to sell you.
Knowitall said on 20/Mar/14
Chris O'Donnell isn't five-nine.
Johnny said on 20/Mar/14
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Pic of 5'9" Chris O' Donnell and Val. Height difference looks to be the same as Dan's photo. 6'2" is not out of the question...
Dan said on 20/Mar/14
@ Knowitall,

I am 5'9, measured barefoot at night by myself, my fiance and several others over the years. Morning height I am 177cm, but I always go by night height.

@ Shredder, are you saying I look shorter than 5'9 or Val looks taller than 6'2?
MD said on 20/Mar/14
Yep, that's definitely not 6'2" on 5'9", but I, too, don't believe that Dan is 5'9", either.
Brad said on 20/Mar/14
As listed 1 foot from me. Dan needs to stop the G-isms. Russell is a notorious big boot guy, throw out anybody by him to judge.
Knowitall said on 19/Mar/14
Dan, pardon, but either you're telling us tall tales (pun intended) or you're nowhere near being five-nine barefoot.

First of all, Chris Lloyd is slightly over six feet tall. I've met him a couple of times. By the way, very nice man. He's at least an inch taller than me. Perhaps as much as an inch and a half.

The time I saw Kilmer he wasn't taller than me. He looked shorter by about an inch. I'm five-eleven.
Dan said on 19/Mar/14
@ Knowitall,

I can guarantee that I am 175cm (I go by my night height BTW), which is why I was shocked at home tall he was! My fiance is 6'2 and she was like a quarter inch taller than him, if that! He had to be wearing some massive lifts, as I met Christoper Lloyd on the same day and he was no wear near as tall as Val in my pictures.
the shredder said on 19/Mar/14
That is not 6'2 vs. 5'9.
Knowitall said on 19/Mar/14
Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie and Val Kilmer:

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Colin is supposedly five-nine. I believe he's more like five-eight. He's obviously wearing lifts. But so is Val!

Dan, I don't believe you're five-nine. Measure yourself barefoot. But don't stretch yourself. Just stand there erect but relaxed. Most people think by stretching upward that's there correct height. It isn't.
Knowitall said on 18/Mar/14
Val with Tom Sizemore:

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Knowitall said on 18/Mar/14
That height chart Val was standing in front of showed him under six feet.
Knowitall said on 18/Mar/14
Kurt Russell is five nine. He wore huge lifts in Tombstone.

Either you're not five-nine, or Val borrowed Stallone's boots from Judge Dredd!

I see where the website I posted the link to which showed Val next to a height chart was quickly yanked by someone.
Dan said on 18/Mar/14
I met Val in 2012. I'm 5'9 (175cm on the dot) and he looks around 6'2 next to me! Here is the proof! Click Here

I was wearing cons and I didn't see what shoes Val was wearing. I was actually surprised at how tall he was. Kurt Russell is my height but looks taller than me in Tombstone!
Knowitall said on 15/Mar/14
Let's see you explain away this photo:

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Knowitall said on 15/Mar/14
My posts are completely useless only to those people who cannot or will not accept the truth. Seems there are loads like that.

I've seen Kilmer in persons stood not more than five feet from him. He looked five-ten max.

I see lots of celebs because first I live where they live and hang out and second, I worked in the biz for forty years. You'd be surprised how many are not their officially listed height.

And one more thing, I find those who accuse others of being trolls should first look into the mirror.
Dural said on 14/Mar/14

Mamun said Kilmer is 5'11" max. Kilmer had a significant footwear advantage over Mamun.
SaveUsY2J said on 13/Mar/14
Knowitall, as usual you post photos which are completely useless for judging height and where the celebrity concerned is at an obvious disadvantage because it's convenient for you. Anyone with eyes can see 50 has a camera advantage there. And he still doesn't look much taller than Kilmer. With Mamun, a proven 5'8"er, Kilmer looked nearly 5 inches taller, but Mamum said he was wearing cowboy boots so we can dock an inch from him. That still leaves him at a weak 6ft. If he's 5'10, Chris O'Donnell is barely over 5'7, Jim Carrey struggles with 6'0, etc. 5'10 is laughing gas, stop trolling.

Also, Mr. R, Mamun didn't get banned- Rob just stopped hosting others' photos because it was easier (as he's explained below) I think the guy just lost interest in posting after his photos were taken down.
Mr. R said on 13/Mar/14
Rob, that reminds me, what happened to Mamun? Was he banned?
[Editor Rob: I couldn't host photos directly anymore, apart from those I am in or have seen been taken.

How can I say this...there is several reasons, one was to do with some photos from US/Canadian Cons (I do not have a relationship with those Conventions like I do in the UK with ones I attend so it exposed the site to an issue)...but also I realise every photo has to go up warts and all, I cannot suddenly make my eyes bluer, shrink my nose or whatever, I know I look like meh in a bunch of photos myself, but I'm not going to be editing them for vanity sake! Only edits are minimal, maybe occasional cropping/colour/tilts.

In the long run, managing my own photos is easier.
Knowitall said on 12/Mar/14

Check this out:

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That's Kilmer with rapper 50 Cent (Curtis James Jackson III) who's reportedly six feet. Kilmer is definitely shorter.
SaveUsY2J said on 12/Mar/14
If only Mamun's photo were still here to prove how hilariously wrong that statement is.
Knowitall said on 26/Feb/14
Val is five-ten. No more, no less.
James said on 27/Dec/13
Rob perhaps consider having another look at kilmers peak height?

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In the video ed begley who is listed at 6'4 clearly looks more than 4.5 inches taller.

I know u think that val is no less than 182cm but how do u explain the size difference between him and Ed? I'd even go as far as saying he looks 5'9 range if ed is only 193cm.
James said on 9/Dec/13
oh wait Ed was upgraded
James said on 9/Dec/13
Lo sgozzatore says on 8/Dec/13
The fact is that if Ed Begley Jr is only 6'4, he does struggle to look 5'11 with him, he really dwarfed him in Batman Forever!

He's actually 6'3.5 according to this site..... he did tower over both Jim Carey and kilmer. Carey posture was poor though.
James said on 9/Dec/13
Rob am i right in thinking that val kilmer is probably not over a flat 5'11 in 2013? He's in his 50s and given his weight problems in the past some height loss is not impossible?

Tallest i have seen Val look was that dance scene in the movie top secret where he looked 6'2 but he was very slim back then and had on heeled shoes in that scene. In Batman Forever he did not look over 5'11 though.....
[Editor Rob: at times he can look just 5ft 11, but may still be above it if measured.]
Lo sgozzatore said on 8/Dec/13
The fact is that if Ed Begley Jr is only 6'4, he does struggle to look 5'11 with him, he really dwarfed him in Batman Forever!
MJ said on 26/Nov/13
Actually I met Val Kilmer a couple of years ago, he seemed a little taller than 6'0" He was likely around 6'1" when I met him. I'm 6' and he had at least half of an inch over me.
afka said on 1/Nov/13
he look quite tall in great Alexander.6 ft is good for him
glynny 182 said on 27/Oct/13
is 6 ft solid 183 peak possible for him rob he looked that height in top gun ?
jtm said on 5/Oct/13
5'11 flat
Han said on 30/Sep/13
Maio, even if he had shoes, they could give him around 2 cm(a weak inch), and hunching over can make you lose 5 cm/2 in, at least 3 cm, so he could be a proper 6-footer. Not saying that I am 100%, though.
Balrog said on 19/Aug/13
5'11" at best, next to Cruise, Ed Begley Jr and O'Donnell this guy can look sub 180cm.
cole said on 2/Aug/13
Shade over this. 5'11.75.
Lenad is sexy said on 19/Apr/13
He's never looked over 6'0 to me
Anonymous said on 29/Mar/13
This makes sense since greener was downgraded but 6ft peak isn't out of z question. Tough to tell with him, but my estimate remains 5ft11.75in, or a solid 182cm
AD said on 24/Jan/13
Here's an interesting and rare photo ...standing with Kevin Bacon (listed on here as 5'10.5") and Sean Penn (5'8"?) ... I'd say 6ft for Val looking at the pic?
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Jamesy said on 21/Jan/13
Didn't look 6'0 compared too Chris o'donell
LJ said on 16/Jan/13
Definitely looked 6'0 in Batman Forever.
Byron T. said on 16/Jan/13
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He's taller than a 5'11.5''listed Dean Cain. Val Kilmer needs an upgrade to 6'1.''
[Editor Rob: dean never stands at his tallest in photos...that's why I'm dropping several cm myself with dean, to even the photo up.

if I didn't he might have looked 5ft 9.5 ;)]
Yello said on 14/Dec/12
haha Young Val Kilmer looks very much Sergio Ramos. Player from Real Madrid who is solid 6.0
James said on 21/Nov/12
Ed begley Jr 6'4 (193cm)
Val kilmer 5'11.5 (182cm)
Anon said on 18/Nov/12
Stood behind Val and his daughter Mercedes the other day in Beverly Hills. He was wearing Nike running shoes and didn't have the best posture, but I'd say he's a solid 6'.
Lo sgozzatore said on 15/Nov/12
Well, when he did batman i dont think he could have already lost height, if any... But he was still dwarfed by Ed Begley Jr! I saw some 6'5 listings for Ed Begley Jr. If Val Kilmer were 6'0, they would make sense!
Lo sgozzatore said on 15/Nov/12
For once i agree with you, James :)
He was dwarfed by Ed begley jr!
[Editor Rob: it's probably time at least a little was taken from this although there is always a chance kilmer has lost a little himself aswell by now, I know last year there was a mugshot from a movie that could make him look struggling to hi 5ft 11.]
James said on 14/Nov/12
Looked 5'10 next too end begley jr
themotorbikeman said on 23/Oct/12
Dave says on 10/Jan/12
Hey Rob check this out Click Here his head is clearly under the 6ft mark , he is 5'10.5" at best IMO , 5'10 is the truth

Shame it's not a full view because that board he's standing behind could be positioned higher up to give him a shorter height, you never know.
Dan said on 9/Oct/12
I met Val last year and was really surprised how tall he was. I'm 5'9 and my GF is 6'2 and we had our picture taken with him. My GF was about an inch taller than him and I looked like a midget LOL! He was wearing a suit and a hat and had boots on. I'm guessing he could have been wearing lifts in his shoes?
James said on 8/Oct/12
Ed begley made this guy look quite a bit under 6ft
Nickname said on 2/Sep/12
In tombstone Kurt Russell looks to be taller than Val Kilmer and he's about 5'9 was he really wearing 3 inch thick shoes during the entire film?
Godred said on 4/Aug/12
I think he`s a fraction under 6 ft.
John said on 2/Aug/12
He's a little taller than Jim Carrey in 'Batman Begins,' but Carrey is hunched over to match his character's social awkwardness - probably reducing his stature by a half-foot. If Carrey is 6'3 then 6'2 seems about right for Kilmer.
achello said on 30/Jul/12
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here he seems taller than Adam Lambert.
Ke said on 4/Jun/12
Oops, I forgot to mention that on that first time meeting Val, he was wearing dress shoes, not thick soles.
Ke said on 4/Jun/12
Oops, I forgot to mention that on that first time meeting Val, he was wearing dress shoes, not thick soles.
Ke said on 4/Jun/12
I've met Val - for real met him - on a number of occassions, and spent a good amount of time talking to him one on one. My husband is 6'2". My father and two of my brothers are exactly 6'0". So I have a good perspective on Val's height I think. I remember thinking the first time I met him that if I took one step in and put my arms around him, his chin would pretty much fit right on top of my head, just like my husband's does. He is soooo not 6 feet or below. He is at least 6'1" and probably at bit taller. My call is a solid 6'2".
Connor said on 13/Feb/12
Rob im confused here in the first picture he looks bang on 183cm, but in the second he looks 180.2cm because he is looking up to be taller but may look either 179-180 if he looks directly at the camera could you explain this please?
Lebensdorf said on 30/Sep/07
I saw Val Kilmer this very evening, at a local Italian restaurant as I popped in to get a little gelato. I'm nearly 6'2''. Honestly, he seemed about three inches shorter than I am. My girlfriend was with me; she can attest. He was standing right next to me, looking at the desert selection. He seems like a real nice guy, by the way. He was making the people he was with laugh.
Alex said on 5/Sep/07
I thought he looked in between 6'0 and 6'1.
AD said on 20/Aug/07
James, as I said before , I always maintained that Val is 6ft ...there's only 2 times I've seen him looking any shorter, first in that advert, and second in the pictures that Melvin posted with Val next to Robert Downey Jnr. I still maintain that he is most probably 6ft, just the 2 times I have mentioned can indicate why some people can think he's below 6ft.
James said on 20/Aug/07
AD He looks a solid 6ft even 6ft.05 so 5ft10 - 11 thats too short.
AD said on 20/Aug/07
Here's the advert that I'm talking about... to me he doesn't appear as tall as he always has, what do you think?
He's a big sport for doing this though!
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James said on 17/Aug/07
5ft10 to 11 thats kind of low for him, even today he is at least 5ft11.5
AD said on 17/Aug/07
I always thought that Val was at least 6ft...but just seen a cinema ad for a phone company where he's in a western saloon. He's put on a huge amount of weight as people here have mentioned, and really does look more 5'10"-5'11" when he's stood with other people.
James said on 16/Aug/07
AAAA Val did not really look 6ft in Spartan, I mean have you seen the scenes with him and 5ft10 Derek Luke. When stood next to Derek, Val looked 5ft11.
AAAA said on 14/Aug/07
Kilmer has always looked a solid 6', from Real Genius to Spartan. The only time he looked 5'9 was next to Tom Cruise in Top Gun, and that was because the had him barefoot in the volleyball scene while Tom was in army boots
TJ said on 14/Aug/07
Dee, Kurt Russell is not 5'7. He's nearer 5'9. Kilmer looked about the same height as Daryl Hannah when she was in heels, and she's around 5'10.
Viper said on 14/Aug/07
Kilmer is way taller than 5-8.
Jason said on 14/Aug/07
lol. Are you trolling? He's 6'0''...
Dee said on 13/Aug/07
There is no way Kilmer is 6'. That must be his basketball height--like Allen, "shorty", Iverson is 6'. Kilmer looks to be about 5' 8" as he is slightly taller than Kurt Russell, who is about 5' 7". All the debates aside, this is a great webstie and good luck to you as you meet and greet many more celebs in search of the all important (feet and inches)!
James said on 6/Aug/07
Val did look several inches taller than Chris O Donell in Batman Forever so I think either 183cm or 6ft.05 would be accurate
The Horse of FUNK said on 1/Aug/07
Leung has it right, both Denzel and Kilmer look a solid 6'.25". In fact Kilmer might even be a solid 6'.05". I've never met him, but I have a friend who has met him in Cali and said Kilmer was marginally shorter than him (friend is 6'1"). So it's pretty much 6'.25" - 6.05" for Kilmer, basically a 184cm guy, and he tends to look it in his films.
Dennis said on 31/Jul/07
He mentioned in a interview that when he put on weight it was painfull for his back, so it could be possible that he looks a little shorter while he's carrying that weight.
Melvin said on 11/Jul/07
Put on a lot of weight. Now he's looking two inches taller than Robert Downey Jr. He's down to almost 5ft 10 / 5ft 10.5
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RICHARD said on 5/Jul/07
I heard he was 4'11 when he started high school so he must have been 14 or 15. He must have had a growth spurt when he was 17 or 18 and probably kept growing in his 20s. Kevin Costner was also 5'2 when he graduated high school and he's now 6'1
Cat Stevens said on 17/Jun/07
"There's a scene in The Doors where Val lines up in front of a height meter. His head was exactly on the 6 foot mark. But I don't know if he was wearing the Jim Morrison boots or not."

That's correct, and here's the pic:

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AD said on 15/Jun/07
Have you checked out 'Top Secret' tho?...Val's wearing cuban heeled boots through most of it and absolutely towers over the rest of the cast...which he wouldn't do if he was under 6'
Leung said on 11/Jun/07
you both got it wrong, Val Kilmer and Denzel both look very similar in height.
Mister Lennon said on 11/Jun/07
Wait a moment, what are you talking about? In deja vu, Kilmer looked one or two inches taller than Denzel, not the oppositte. Also, in batman forever, he looked the same height than people like jim carrey or tommy lee jones, who are in the 6 or 61 range. I would say that he is 6 at least, if not more.
sam 2 said on 11/Jun/07
No way he is 6'. Take a look at Deja Vu with Denzel. D.W. is easy an inch taller, maybe 2 !!! Looking at all his films and compared to other known stars height, I would say 5'10 1/2" max for Val. Great actor, by the way.
Mister Lennon said on 1/Jun/07
In batman forever, Val Kilmer, Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones looked about the same height.
Eddie said on 1/Jun/07
TheJerk, I agree that pic isn't great.
But Val definitely has smaller head :)).
Not to mention, that Rourke looks much more massive against Val, who I always considered to be a big guy...
TheJerk said on 31/May/07
In that pic Eddie, Val could actually be the taller one. Not a great pic.
robotix said on 30/May/07
Batman Forever looked 6' against Jim Carey's 6'1.5"
Eddie said on 29/May/07
OK, let's see what you will say now. Here's Val standing close to 5'11'' Mickey Rourke:
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James said on 16/May/07
Dosent always come across as this height since he's always being pared with actors who are short buy wear lifts such Downey Jr and Tom Cruise
Alex (London, UK) said on 5/May/07
Has anyone else seen the movie 'Real Genius'?
Filmed in 1985 so Val would have been 26 years old.
He looks less than 6' in that film AND he goes around barefoot or in sandals quite a lot.
Check that film out and tell me if he WAS six foot back when he was 25 or so - NO WAY!
HellBoundPower said on 3/May/07
If you look at him next to Denzel Washington in Deja Vu, he looks like he has at least an inch on 6'0" Denzel, so I'd say 6'0.5"-6'1".
James said on 10/Mar/07
Certainley doesent look 6feet when stood next to Downey Jnr. Although Downey was probabley wearing lifts throughout that film.
James said on 2/Mar/07
When watching Spartan I noticed that he looked quite a bit taller than most people in that film?. I am guessing most of the cast must have been under 6feet either that or Val must be over this mark.
James said on 2/Mar/07
Looked 5-11 max when stood next to 5-10 Derek luke in the film Sparatan and infact in one scene looked an inch shorter.
glenn said on 27/Feb/07
i actually read 5-9 for kilmer once.saw him as recent as 3 months ago.he was still 6ft.
Shane said on 26/Feb/07
in batman forever he always looked the same or a half inch taller then 5'9 chris o'donnel
Viper said on 21/Feb/07
You could tell he gained some weight in the new movie with Denzel.
Brad said on 21/Feb/07
He's exactly 6'. I stood right next to him at the Beverly Garland Hotel in North Hollywood. Yes, he has become heavier.
Anonymous said on 15/Feb/07
I just dont see 6ft, looks 5'11 to 5'11.5
sleuth said on 4/Dec/06
I remember "Real Genious" from '85. He looked tall even against tall actors like William Atherton. I don't know if he's started shrinking yet but I'd say 6'1" at his peak.
mcmallen said on 16/Nov/06
stood next to him at the baggage claim in Albuquerque airport a few years ago. He is about 6' tall, was kind of on the chunky side, and had a huge mole on his right jaw.
antron said on 3/Oct/06
lets check the formatting on this page Rob
Glenn said on 15/Sep/06
6ft for Colin looks close huh Rob? I once read 5-9 for Val!
Brad said on 15/Sep/06
They've got Downey on a phone book. Val is 6'.
dmeyer said on 2/Aug/06
in this film they apeared close in height in that movie robert apear 178
Anonymous said on 29/Jul/06
If you watch TOMBSTONE he is always shorter than kurt russell, who is a short guy at around 5'9. They're both wearing cowboy boots so it works. Val is no 6 feet.
MOF said on 16/Jul/06
There's a scene in The Doors where Val lines up in front of a height meter. His head was exactly on the 6 foot mark. But I don't know if he was wearing the Jim Morrison boots or not.
175-177cmandgrowing said on 15/Jul/06
He says 6'0.5'' but I guess him at 5'10... maybe he looks smaller because he is so fat?
RWFender said on 2/Jul/06
5'10 for val? i have never seen a picture of val where he looked anything under 6' you have a picture? everything i see he looks 6' -almost 6'1. he must wear lifts all the time if he really is under 6'.
don said on 25/Jun/06
there is no way, nooo way..hes 6' go with 5'10...and thats pushing it
what do i know anyway said on 21/Jun/06
my wife was in a movie with kilmer (the saint). she is 5'8, and told me he was barely taller than her, shoes or not
Glenn said on 21/Jun/06
Ive read 5-9 as well.he is 6ft.
RWFender said on 20/Jun/06
well i recently saw the Salton Sea and Spartan and in both movies he looks a little over 6'...perhaps Downey Jr was wearing lifts or their was some camera tricks taking place?
dmeyer said on 20/Jun/06
he didnt look tall near dawney jr
RWFender said on 20/Jun/06
i think val is a solid 6' 1/2 tall...he really doesnt look less than this to me
The Horse of FUNK said on 5/May/06
I think this guy's a little over 6'. 6'0.5 sounds more accurate. It's pretty consistent with him and most sites don't pretend he's more or less.
Alex said on 24/Apr/06
He does look a good 6'0, maybe even 6'0.5. I've heard sightings of him only being 5'9-5'10. Thats hard to believe.
Bob said on 9/Apr/06
I, too, met Val at LAX when he was married to Joanne Whalley (Doors time). Unless he grea since then, he is no way 6 feet tall. 5'10'' at the most!!
Barry Lane said on 17/Mar/06
I met Val Kilmer on the set of Alexander, and no way was he a six footer.
ross said on 28/Feb/06
take into account his weight gain since his prime,it does matter.I'd say that at his prime when he got out of bed he was a solid 184 maybe even 184.5 which might be why hes hard to pin down.but today i wouldnt be surprised if he is this height when he wears shoes going to shoot a scene...
Ayoub said on 26/Dec/05
I think Mr.Kilmer is 6 ft; there are other stars taller than him; but I think he got a very masculan and attractive body. I have seen German and Swedish people who are 190 cm; but they don't have look as attractive as Mr. Kilmer. Being more than 180 cm does not mean you have a nice body. Mr. Brad Pitt is only 180 cm; but he is more attractive than others who are more than 185 cm.
Thomas said on 24/Dec/05
Jiminy Christmas! Did you not read my earlier post? I've got a serious height complex (guesss that explains why I'm on this site, haha) and have become superb at estimating height as a result. Val Kilmer is no shorter than 6'0" and is in no way taller than 6'1". If I were a betting man I'd throw my money on the 6'0 1/2" spot. Remember, I've met him several times.
Viper652 said on 1/Nov/05
Val only 5-10??? Hes a solid 6 footer for sure.
Joe said on 31/Oct/05
There's a new movie coming out with Kilmer and Robert Downey Jr. From the trailer it looked like there was an inch difference between the two of them (Kilmer of course the taller one). Downey must've been wearing lifts.
Mr. R said on 31/Oct/05
Anonymous, it has been well reported that in Top Gun, Val was forced to take off his shoes and socks, while Tom had on boots in all of their scenes together.
Anonymous said on 31/Oct/05
Yeah, but didnt someone say Cruise was in boots and Kilmer was barefoot in the bathroom scene of Top Gun? The lowest I would give Val is 5'11.5 but I have a hard time seeing him as anything but a solid 6 footer
Derek said on 31/Oct/05
I mean, when I saw Top Gun and Kilmer and Cruise were in the bathroom scene, Kilmer looked about 2 inches taller than Cruise. I think Cruise is 5'7" and Kilmer to be roughly 5'10 or 5'11.
Thomas said on 26/Oct/05
I've met him several times (parked his old GTO and his Volvo station wagon, haha). He was wearing normal shoes both times and was standing up straight with good posture. I'm 6'2" and a very good judge of height. An accurate estimate of his height is indeed between 6'0" and 6'0.5" Cool guy to boot.
Gigy said on 20/Jun/05
I would say he is 6'0! Which makes sense, cos in the scene in a movie where he played the blind guy and a lover of a women architect played by Mira Sorvino, who according to info on this site is 175 cm/5'9, he was clearly 9 cm taller than her! And if Mira Sorvino really is 5'9 feet tall, that his height of 6'0 makes sense!
Mr. R said on 19/May/05
But Fran, as I mentioned before, Val has given interviews saying that the director of top gun, tony scott, made him and Anthony Edwards take off their shoes and socks for all scenes that involved little Tom. He however, had on his boots, which gave him a boost in height.
Mr Luis said on 5/May/05
I think That Stallone was also 1.78 at his peak. There is a photo with Stallone and Denzel Washinton, and stallone looks the same height as the 6'ft actor, we know all that Stallone whores lifts, but lifts that makes you 3 inches taller would be to much.

And How tall do you think that Nicole Kidman is? ive Nicole Kidman is 5'9, tom cruise would be 5'6 or 5'5 1/2 ft. To me Val kilmer looks really 6'ft.
Mr Luis said on 4/May/05
Robert De Niro was in 1995 5'10 (1.78 cm), I can tell you that for sure.
Val Kilmer was also 2 inches taller than Nicole Kidman in Batman Forever. 6' ft seems to me about right.
Palladium said on 3/May/05
At, Heat he looks only two inches taller than Robert De Niro who is an reall 174, yes he looked like that. Well Val, possibly more like 180 (5'11").
Smoke said on 3/May/05
J. where did you hear him say he was 4'11" going into High School? That is an insane growth spurt indeed! I'm 4 years removed from entering high school and I entered high school at a good 5'8"-5'9", I'm now a shade over 6'1", I've grown 4, maybe 5 inches since then. That is really quite small next to Val! But nah, this guy has never looking anything less than a solid 6 footer.
J. said on 3/May/05
Here's something funny ... I was watching this old after-school special named One Too Many which starred Michelle Pfiffer and Val Kilmer as teens who drink and drive and live to regret it. Anyway, Val Kilmer didn't look 6 feet in that movie but it was filmed sometime in the early '80s and Val has said that he was 4'11" when he entered high school so maybe he just grew 13 inches or maybe ... not. That's a hell of a growth spurt if it's true.
J. said on 14/Mar/05
I have to say that Val Kilmer is the shortest 6 footer that I've ever seen. C'mon, don't let the lifts and camera angles fool you, guys. I don't know if Rob (the editor) will consider this but I remember a really insightful article once in an mainstream entertainment magazine from someone who worked on one of the Batman movies on which Val starred. He commented on Val's lack of height and the use of lifts to reach the 6 feet mark in height. He also alluded to the fact that some of the other actors considered for the Batman role, namely Mel Gibson; Alec Baldwin, are pretty small for the role. And even more telling is this article: Quote from the article: "His appearance was comfortable; orangish color long sleeve shirt with a texture to it and jeans or Docker-like slacks. HE WAS SHORTER THAN I EXPECTED". No way in hell is he 6 feet.
Mr. R said on 14/Mar/05
Several years ago, I saw an article about Tom Cruise, and in commenting on his height, Val said that he had to take his shoes and socks off for the scenes in Top Gun. Val then says that he is a straight up six feet.
CelebHeights Editor said on 14/Mar/05
I had another look at him and yeah when he's standing tall he looks a 183-184cm guy. Sometimes he really doesn't look it though, other times he does: go to and enter 0000354235-029 in the search box to see him beside 6ft 2 Evander Holyfield. I think Josh Lucas when he said he was 5ft 11.5 really was telling the truth...Josh has great posture which makes him look tall, especially beside salma hayek who I wonder if she's really even 5ft 2!

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