How tall is Yul Brynner ?

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Yul Brynner height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)

Russian born Actor best known for roles in The King and I, The Ten Commandments, Westworld and The Magnificent Seven. On an immigration form he claimed to be 5ft 10 and weight of 180 pounds.

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Comment on the Height of Yul Brynner

Zola said on 19/Sep/15
Every time I see McQueen in a group shot, he's always shorter and slighter than the guys around him. I think 5'10" is a stretch. 5'8" tops, probably less.
Ed2882 said on 6/Apr/15
Check out this photo of Heston and Brynner at the premiere for the Ten Commandments. Heston easily has 6" over Brynner, so the 5-8 listing seems dead-on. Though Brynner's charisma did make him seem much taller! Click Here
Arch Stanton said on 12/Feb/15
Rob can you add a photo, one showing off his beautifully round bald head LOL and add Anastasia? Looks spot on with Ingrid Bergman, but he had on fair boots too! You could tell by their body language they didn't get on, she found him a bully and obnoxious I believe.
Dmeyer said on 8/Feb/15
Seing another scène does seem 15cm shorter than 189cm heston
Dmeyer said on 8/Feb/15
How Côme looks 3-4cm under 189cm heston he looks 6'1 in the 10 comendments
Danimal said on 28/Sep/14
Looked quite short and compressed in Westworld (1973). Great movie btw!
John Joebee said on 19/Sep/14
Camera angle gave Yul height quite often
Directors like Orson Wells would have no difficulty establishing spacial relationships using camera angle to hide his height limitations yet make his position superior to the others .
NYCGUY said on 21/Apr/14
5'8" looks right, not 5'10" at all. In Ten Commandments he's wearing sandals with a 1-inch heel and no way does he look 5'11"! He still looks a good 6 inches shorter than Heston.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Dec/13
Thanks. Anastasia was the one where he got nasty with Ingrid Bergman over her height and said she was like kissing a horse or something and made fun over her for being tall. He didn't look a nice fella at all did he...I'm sure kissing Ingrid in 1956 would have been a wonderful experience!!
Arch Stanton said on 26/Dec/13
Rob can you say best remembered for films like The King and I, The Ten Commandments, Anastasia, and The Magnificent Seven?
[Editor Rob: yes I'll add the mention about him being 5ft 10 on the form ]
Arch Stanton said on 26/Dec/13
Rob can you link and mention the form linked below above that he claimed 5'10" on an immigration form?
Arch Stanton said on 26/Dec/13
He looks between 5'8 and 5'9" proportionally next to Kerr in The King and I. I could buy 174 but definitely not near 5'10!!
Ramses1 said on 27/Aug/13
He looked great physically in the "The Ten Commandments" as Ramses. But he is a big star so he's BIGGER in stature than a lot of tall actors who are not so successful in Hollywood.
FM said on 10/Aug/13
I think you have him and Steve McQueen mixed up, Rob. I think this guy was 5'10" and McQueen an inch or more shorter than him. Check the second pic down out:
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McQueen appears to be an inch or so taller in this picture. However, McQueen is probably wearing cowboy boots (dressed in his rugged jeans and shirt), and Brynner is probably in loafers with no heel. This would be McQueen at 5'10+ in cowboy boots, and Byrnner at a cool 5'10".

I know that Ingrid Bergman made a remark about how short Hollywood leading men were, when they made the movie Anatasia - and he replied to Bergman something to the effect of "Kissing you is like kissing a horse".
swm said on 23/Aug/12
Shaun says on 21/Aug/12

He put 5 ft 10 down on his immigration form. Yeah I can't blame the guy though, he acted in an era when there was an awful of lot of six footer actors

You have a point, he worked with men like Charlton Heston who was 6'3" and he was very sensitive about his height, in The Magnificent Seven he would apparently stand on a mound of dirt just to appear taller than Steve McQueen.
However I thought you had to be measured for these forms, or can you put down any height within reason?
Shaun said on 21/Aug/12
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He put 5 ft 10 down on his immigration form. Yeah I can't blame the guy though, he acted in an era when there was an awful of lot of six footer actors
fivenineguy said on 6/Jun/12
On Brynner's US Naturalization form his height is listed as 5'10".
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He broke his back in 1958 and in his biography by his son says this caused him to gradually shrink and lose a few inches in height by the late 70's. He did look around 5'8" for a lot of his films(and was notoriously sensitive about this, claiming 6ft and getting angry with anybody who challenged him about it) but would you say a peak 5'9" or 5'10" was possible?

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