There’s an old adage that most actors are much shorter in person than they look onscreen. While that’s true in general, there are also a number of towering actors who somehow manage to be even taller than they appear. Who are the tallest actresses and actors in Hollywood? We have gathered a list of the tallest actors in Hollywood to answer that question.
Dwayne Johnson – 6’5”
When you think pro wrestlers, there are probably quite a few names that come to mind. We are sure one of these is The Rock, otherwise known as Dwayne Johnson.
As you may know by now, long before Dwayne Johnson became a beloved actor, he wanted to be a football player. A heartbreaking injury cut his dream short. He then became a wrestling superstar and has made the most of his athletic, strong body in the film industry as well. Now, he is one of the biggest action stars in Hollywood. We don’t mean big just in reputation, but in height as well.
Sigourney Weaver – 6’
Sigourney Weaver is a talented actress. She has starred in movies from Ghostbusters to her iconic role as Ellen Ripley in several of the movies from the Alien franchise. Her turn as an action hero was definitely helped out by the fact that she is 6’ tall.
There are few science fiction movies with as big a fan following as this franchise, and a big part of that is the character that Weaver brought to life over 40 years ago.
Jeff Goldblum – 6’4”
Jeff Goldblum has been captivating imaginations with his quirky personality and choice of movies for years. This doesn’t seem to be subsiding anytime soon, as he has had some memorable roles in films like Thor: Ragnarok and Jurassic Park, and he has appeared in a series of commercials, and now has his own show.
Ironically, and hilariously, Goldblum starred in ‘The Tall Guy’, which shouldn’t come as a surprise given the fact that he’s 6’4’’. He also has a jazz orchestra and has released a couple of studio albums.
Caitlyn Jenner – 6’2”
Caitlyn Jenner has had an amazing life. From Olympian to reality TV star, she certainly has earned her place in the annals of Hollywood. Though she was famous long before the reality TV show launched, the antics of the family brought her even more into the limelight.
She is also one of the taller members of the Jenner-Kardashian family. Caitlyn is 6’2”, which is just a few inches taller than Khloe and Kendall.
Tom Selleck – 6’4”
Tom Selleck’s height came in handy well before he donned the Hawaiian shirt and solved crimes as Magnum P.I. He started using his significant 6’4” frame in college while playing basketball.
Once he hit Hollywood, his dominant presence, accentuated by his height, thrust him into the action hero role. It wasn’t until later that he was able to show he was more than his height when he began doing comedies alongside action films.
Rebecca Romijn – 5’11”
Rebecca Romijn is a model turned actress who has shown over the past few decades that she is talented in both endeavors. She has starred in some memorable roles in both movies and television.
Her 5’11’ build has played a part in some of those roles. But her ability to become whatever character she is cast gives her a career to be proud of. Plus, she is even a bit of a supervillain! After all, she did play Mystique in the original X-Men movies!
Nicole Kidman – 5’11”
This redheaded beauty made her mark in Hollywood with her 1992 film, Far and Away, in which she starred alongside then-husband Tom Cruise. From there, she moved on to many other films, including such classics as Practical Magic, Moulin Rouge, and Cold Mountain.
While building her career, her height and model-like beauty definitely opened some doors. But it was certainly her talent that sealed the deal.
Will Ferrell – 6’3”
Will Ferrell parlayed his fame from Saturday Night Live into an amazing career. Finding himself cast in films like Elf and Anchorman, this man is one of the best comedic geniuses of our time, and he just so happens to be quite tall, too.
His work as a producer, actor, writer, and stand-up comedian has granted him over a dozen of awards throughout his career. Needless to say, his height also helped him in many roles over the years. He’s just too big and clumsy not to be funny.
Jason Momoa – 6’4”
Whether you started following Jason Momoa’s career in Stargate: Atlantis or in Game of Thrones, you probably have been struck by his overall look. The actor is a giant man, and this is important, as he became more of an action hero and even stepped into a superhero costume.
His height is most obvious when he is photographed with his wife, Lisa Bonet, as she is just a few inches over 5’ tall – a normal height for a woman, but tiny in comparison to her husband!
Joe Manganiello – 6’5”
Joe Manganiello found his place in Hollywood as the werewolf, Alcide, on the hit HBO original True Blood. His tall and athletic physique was perfect for the role. After leaving the show, he went on to be one of the stars of the very popular movie, Magic Mike.
Manganiello didn’t make the cut for the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama so he had to attend the University of Pittsburgh to fulfill his dream. Now, he’s often portrayed as a strong, badass kind of guy with more muscle than brains.
Sacha Baron Cohen – 6’3”
This British comedic actor has had some fame with playing outlandish characters. From Bruno to Borat, he is one of the bright stars in the comedy world at the moment. He has also had some success in Hollywood in the love department.
He is married to the very well-known actress, Isla Fisher. Like many of the other gentlemen, his height is very evident when they take photos on the red carpet, as Isla is just 5’3” and Sacha is 6’3”.
Brigitte Nielsen – 6’1”
In the ’80s, she wielded a sword alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Conan as his female counterpart, Red Sonja. From there, she built a career that made her one of the most well-known female action stars long before it was popular.
This Danish actress has built a career in this genre because she is very imposing. In fact, her 6’1” frame and cool demeanor mixed with her accent is exactly why she has kicked so much butt for so long.
Jane Lynch – 6’
We all know that when many think of Jane Lynch, they think of the iconic Sue Sylvester from Glee. Though she had made many other guest appearances on other shows before that, this is the role that made her a household name.
Nowadays, she is also a game show host and has voiced a character in a Pixar film. If it hadn’t been for that lanky gym teacher, we may never have been exposed to her dry sense of humor.
Clint Eastwood – 6’4”
Clint Eastwood has been the epitome of the tough guy in films for decades. From Dirty Harry to Gran Torino, he has crafted a career that not only took place in front of the camera, but behind it, as well.
There are few people as terrifying and intimidating in the world as Clint Eastwood, even at his current age. His big body and badass look granted him plenty of film success during the early stages of his career.
Uma Thurman – 6’
Uma Thurman has starred in every type of movie you can imagine over the last 30 years. Everything from movies like Dangerous Liaisons to her iconic role in Tarantino’s masterpiece, Pulp Fiction.
Her Amazon-like stature and beauty may have helped her get some of these roles, but it was her talent that made them so memorable. After all, would Kill Bill have been nearly as epic if it wasn’t for her?
Brooke Shields – 6’
Brook Shields burst onto the scene in the ’80s in the classic movie, Blue Lagoon. Since then, she has worked in films and eventually found her way to television, as well. She is a multi-talented entertainer and is very striking.
She has moved on to fashion and other aspects of the entertainment industry. This is not only because of her beautifully sculpted cheekbones and brilliance, but it is also because she is 6’ tall.
Vince Vaughn – 6’5”
Vince Vaughn is a character actor who has been in so many amazing films it is hard to list them all. Swingers was probably his first big movie. From there, he went on to star in everything from comedies to dramas.
Luckily for him, he had the opportunity to pursue a career in show business which showed he is a talented actor and producer, as well as many other things. No matter what he does, though, he is definitely someone who catches everyone’s eye as he walks in. He tends to stick out in a crowd because he is 6’5”.
Jason Segel – 6’4″
Most would agree that Jason Segel is a bit of a gentle soul trapped inside a giant’s body. The famously sensitive comedian has had a plethora of memorable roles, most notably as Marshall Eriksen in the hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
He also famously wrote and starred in the hilarious Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Segel most recently garnered critical acclaim for his series Dispatches from Elsewhere, indicating that maybe his best in the world of entertainment is yet to come.
Tyler Perry – 6’5”
Tyler Perry is one of those names that means something in Hollywood. He is one of the most respected and successful producers in Hollywood, even earning the distinction of the highest-paid producer in 2011. However, he’s also found plenty of success as an actor.
This ionic comedic portrayal of an elderly woman has cemented his place in many people’s hearts. If you think about it, with his 6’5” stature, it is rather impressive that he did all of those films wearing a wig and floral dresses!
Chris Hemsworth – 6’3″
When you are playing the God of Thunder, you’d be expected to be a pretty tall guy. Thankfully, Chris Hemsworth fits the bill and for the last decade, the Australian actor has made the role of Thor his own in many movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Hemsworth rose to stardom for his role as Kim Hyde in Home and Away but finally broke out thanks to the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’s now one of the highest-paid actors in the world.
Geena Davis – 6’
Geena Davis has applied her trade on both the small screen and the big screen. Starring in amazing films like A League of Their Own and Thelma & Louise, she became a household name quickly.
Her talent was a given, but so was her beauty, and that included her tall and thin frame. Geena comes in at 6’ even. Though she has moved to the small screen over the last few years, her beauty and stature are still very imposing and captivating.
Josh Duhamel – 6’4”
Josh Duhamel came to Hollywood from North Dakota and started to look for roles. Capturing a role on one of the most popular soaps at the time, All My Children, it was clear that he was destined for stardom.
He would find it in movies like Transformers. His personal life would be popular to watch, as well, as he soon found love with Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas. Boy, when they used him for a pic, you could really see just how tall Josh is!
Bob Saget – 6’4″
Is there a friendlier face to have graced TV in the last 35 years the Bob Saget? The man responsible for the role of Danny Tanner in Full House blessed TV audiences with his warm presence throughout the late ’80s/early ’90s and even reprised his role in the Netflix sequel series Fuller House.
Fans of Saget will definitely have recognized his voice as the narrator of the hit series How I Met Your Mother. Of course, he played the older version of Ted Mosby in vocal form.
Ben Affleck – 6’4”
Ben Affleck has come a long way from his days frolicking through Kevin Smith’s films. He has not only stood in front of the camera but behind it, as well. Affleck is considered one of the best and most successful actors, writers, and producers in Hollywood right now after starring in more than 50 films. The one role that we are sure his build had to play a part in was his recent turn as the caped crusader, Batman.
Batman should be imposing, and the fact that Affleck comes in at 6’4” certainly helped with this aspect of the character.
Howard Stern – 6’5”
He may not have a lot of acting credits under his belt, but with his stint on America’s Got Talent, he certainly can be included on a list of the tallest actors in Hollywood. Known at first for his radio show, this shock jock is very height advantaged.
Not only does he have a big personality, which is perfect for his radio show, but he is a tall guy, too!
Liam Neeson – 6’4”
Liam Neeson is one of those actors who you remember no matter what the role is. Whether it is his dashing looks, his Irish accent, or because he simply takes up a lot of screen space, he just has a distinct presence.
One thing is certain, though. With his height and action hero reputation, he is definitely one of the most imposing actors out there.
RuPaul – 6’4”
RuPaul is one of those larger-than-life individuals who you just can’t seem to forget. From his humble beginnings in drag to the hosting of his very own show, he certainly leaves an impression.
He does so with his amazing transformation when he is in drag, as well as with his work behind the camera. Oh yeah, his height definitely is something to note, especially when you see him in full drag.
Hugh Jackman – 6’3″
On the surface, you would think that it was a perfectly sensible decision for Hugh Jackman to be cast as the imposing mutant Wolverine in the X-Men film franchise. Ironically, the character also known as Logan is actually extremely small in the comics in comparison to his fellow X-Men.
However, it seems like this didn’t bother casual fans and Jackman will forever go down in history as being synonymous with the character. Of course, Jackman has had plenty of success beyond his Wolverine role.