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Tom Cruise Height: So exactly how tall is Tom Cruise?
It’s common knowledge Tom is on the shorter side, but how short (or how tall) exactly is he?
Every guy I’ve ever met told me he’s short!
And Scottish comedian Billy Connolly apparently agrees with me on the notion Tom is pint-sized…
“Tom was at least 5ft 10…[he’s a] Smashing guy. Everybody thinks he’s a small guy. He’s not . I think they would like him to be wee. I think they’re jealous b**tards.”
And every adoring lady will tell you that dynamite comes in small parcels.
Anyway – let’s find out exactly how tall Tom Cruise is.
Gorgeous looks? Check.
Perfect smile? Check.
Mesmerizing eyes? Check.
Great acting? Check.
Basically – Hollywood Star, A Lister Image? Check!
Tom’s Height? Let me think…
Oh, yeah, scratch that.
Do you see that photo up there? Can you make out what’s in the background?
Yup, that’s the Eiffel Tower.
And what better way to showcase his “height” than stand right below that gargantuan structure, right?
Suffice to say; Tom Cruise isn’t a tall guy!
There, I said it.
So, how tall is Tom Cruise?
Tom Cruise is 5’7”.
He has quite a stature that not every “hunk” in the celebrity world can put their name to.
But hey, he has his comrades Dave Franco, Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino, Robert Downey Jr, Daniel Radcliffe, and James McAvoy to accompany him in the not-so-tall department – and that’s to name just a few.
Kevin Hart (read about his body stats here!) too.
… though he’s not exactly a “hunk,” like Tom Cruise, but you get the picture.
Considering his A-list status, he’s definitely, for lack of a better word, among the shortest male celebrities.
Nevertheless, one thing for sure – he towers over his achievements.
Throughout his life, people have only ever said very good things about his acting… and of course, those undeniable charms.
Let’s get started…
Tom Cruise Height is 5’7” (and three quarters!)
Take a good look at the photo above. Sure, you see Tom Cruise face to face with Rebecca Ferguson, his co-star in the Mission Impossible series of movies.
Sure, you might think, “She’s tall!”
But let me stop you there.
Anyone who knows Rebecca knows that she stands at 5’5”. Yup, she’s 2 inches shorter than Tom!
Surprised? I’m not.
Though not one to dwell too much on his lack of height, Tom Cruise has been magazine fodder thanks to his two-inch height deficit.
Some magazines claim Tom was “seeking advice over a potential quarter-inch loss in stature.”
Heck to the no!
A bit too below-the-belt if you ask me.
Other tabloids would label him as being an average 5-foot-8 guy. In the ’80s, articles written about him would quote him as having said, “I’ve always been pretty much the same weight, 147 pounds – and 5 feet 9 inches.”
Eight years later, another article cited, “…incredibly average, except for the devilish grin and the ice-blue eyes. Now you know, so stop asking: That’s how Tom Cruise really looks. At about 5-foot-8 and 160 pounds, he’s in decent shape, but no hunk.”
Ouch! No hunk?
I beg to differ.
What about the fact that every other lady who crosses his path gets snagged by his hook.
… tall or not
Tom Cruise is the Ultimate Action Star – Bar None
We’ve already established that Tom Cruise isn’t a gigantic actor – at least in terms of his physique.
But my, oh my, is he gigantic on the big screen!
Tom Cruise’s stamina, to begin with, is like nobody else’s. I mean, does any other actor out there do his own stunts for goodness sake?
Well, I can count on one hand the number of actors who have enough stamina – and strength – to do action stunts without a double.
Think Jackie Chan, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Craig!
But what a feat.
Tom Cruise’s dedication to his craft is, by far, without comparison. Even in the face of all the injuries he’s suffered along the way; he never gets discouraged.
Want an example of that?
Remember that scene in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation when he was holding on for dear life while literally also holding onto a moving plane?
Yup, he did that himself!
As if that’s not enough…
… he – seemingly losing his wits – also climbed the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in that iconic Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol scene!
I mean, it is the Burj Khalifa!
Do you even know the height of this towering skyscraper?
828 Metres or 160 stories!
Getting cold feet yet?
How about I tell you that he also held his breath underwater for more than five minutes?
Yes, I thought so.
Check out his Bio – proof indeed that he really is the ultimate action star!
Go on, have a read. Then come back here after you do.
Tom Cruise Has Faced Insecurities Too
While this may be old news to everyone, I’m just gonna say it – Tom Cruise didn’t grow up with perfect teeth.
He struggled with the way his teeth looked… and stood – front and center, in fact.
His front tooth is at the front and center of his face.
Most people think that his impeccable charms are coupled with perfectly-aligned teeth, but that’s not the case.
… Tom Cruise doesn’t seem to mind at all.
Sure, he had veneers and invisible braces, but he’s still the Tom Cruise!
There’s nothing in the world ever to overshadow his undeniable charms and talent.
Tom Cruise Is Shorter Than Most Women He Dated
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Well, would you look at that picture of Tom Cruises second wife Nicole Kidman with her ex?
Flashback to the time when these two were the couple.
The relationship Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise shared back in the day was without bounds – at least according to some reports and close friends.
There goes little Miss Nicole Kidman and her ethereal beauty with her arm candy by her side strutting along the velvety floor of Hollywood and rubbing elbows with all the who’s who for this red-carpet event.
Reports recall his second wife Nicole Kidman saying while filming Days of Thunder with the Top Gun star, “They had me in really flat shoes, but you could still see I was taller than him. I’d prefer to be smaller, but I don’t mind. I like the fact that he’s one of the most famous actors in the world and can work with anybody – but he doesn’t mind working with a taller actress.”
Their divorce meant she could wear heels again; she now jokes about his height.
Cruel, or honest?
Don Simpson, the film’s producer, would also be quoted joking about Tom Cruise saying, “I’ll never put Tom Cruise down. He’s already kinda short.”
Hey! Leave Tom and his height alone, will ya?
Want to know the best part?
Nicole Kidman isn’t the only tall girl who’s ever dated – and married – Mr. Risky Business here.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise shared a very publicized relationship that grew – but also withered – in the public eye.
While the two seemed perfectly fine – during their honeymoon phase, at least – the couple’s relationship was riddled with controversy.
Think Scientology and his custody battle with Katie Holmes over their daughter, Suri.
After their split in 2012, Katie Holmes reportedly said, “I’d like a guy who is taller than me. It sounds shallow. I like being tall, but going on dates with someone who is shorter… I just want to be with someone who is taller than me.”
Apparently, little Ms. Katie Holmes here had been wearing flat shoes while attending public events with the Top Gun hottie.
Quick side note: Did you know that Tom had been Katie Holmes celebrity crush before dating him?
You’ll learn more about Tom’s dating life in his Bio. Catch it here!
By now, you’ll have established that Cruise fancies dating taller women.
Hobsons Choice perhaps since most super models will be taller than him anyway.
Following the box office star’s controversial marriage with Katie Holmes, he’s been rumored to have dated his Knight and Day co-star, Ms. Diaz, just a few months after their divorce.
Some reports point out that the two had been together since August of 2012 while the elevator-shoes wearing star was away from his daughter, Suri.
Never mind the height difference between the two of them, right?
Not only that…
… Tom Cruise was rumored to have been present for Diaz’s 40th birthday party – to which he had responded, “I didn’t go to Cameron Diaz’s birthday party.”
Further explaining the matter, Tom was quick to point out, “You’ve been reading the press. You can’t believe everything you read.”
Despite the rumors, Cameron Diaz would go on to have a blissful friendship with her former Vanilla Sky and Minority Report co-star.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Is Katie Holmes taller than Tom Cruise?
Katie Holmes is famously taller than her ex-husband Tom Cruise. He’s 5’7″ and she’s a lean 5’10”.
Is Tom Cruise sensitive about his height?
“I’m very sensitive to it,” Tom told Empire about his fans’ reaction to the height difference between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
How tall is Brad Pitt?
Brad Pitt is 1.8m tall.
Does Tom Cruise ever wear shoes to make him look taller?
Tom Cruise often appeared on a level with Katie Holmes, his taller (by 2 inches) wife, feeding the rumor machine that he wears 3 inches height shoes. He has never publicly confirmed this though, but – it is a generally accepted fact that Tom Cruise uses elavator shoes to make up the difference.
Tom Requested Elevator Shoes: Rumors Continue to Thrive of Him Wearing Elevator Shoes
In case you might be asking yourself…
… does Tom Cruise really wear elevator shoes?
And since when did this rumor ever start?
I mean, with a height like that, you’d think he might, right?
There’s been endless talk about Tom Cruise stature and wearing elevator shoes or shoe lifts to further “make him taller.”
Some magazines go to the extent of picturing him as habitually wearing an Air Force thick wedged elevator sneaker – an innocuous pair apparently. Others would also talk about him wearing elevator shoes while shooting with Brad Pitt in their movie Interview with the Vampire, to make him appear a tad taller.
Whether or not these rumors are true remains a mystery.
Trivia For You: Richard Harris also jumped onto the bandwagon of commenting about Tom Cruise height, saying, “You have guys like Tom Cruise, who’s a midget, and he has eight bodyguards, all 6-feet-10, which makes him even more diminutive. He disappears behind them. It’s an absolute joke.”
In his encounter with the Top Gun hottie, Paul O’Grady was shocked about his height when he met him, “He was minute. Honestly, he looked like a Borrower. I wanted to say, ‘Come on, where’s the real Tom? Why have they sent along a mini-me?”
Conclusion: Tom Cruise Height
Really, how tall is Tom Cruise?
Well, you’ve reached this point in the article. I’m pretty sure you already have all that figured out for yourself.
Ironic that the biggest star in Hollywood has attracted a myriad of articles that never cease to highlight his ‘apparent’ lack of height
Regardless of his height, he still towers over the other stars out there in terms of his achievements, right?
I mean, he’s not the ultimate star for no reason.
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