While many actors often look larger than life on movie and TV screens, for some celebs, no special effects or fancy camera work are needed to make them tower over their co-stars. Some actors are simply really tall!
Below is a list of some of Hollywood’s tallest actors who are no doubt always able to reach the top shelf anywhere they go.
Brad Garrett—Height: 6 feet 8 inches
The comedian and former “Everybody Loves Raymond” star is just a few inches shy of 7 feet tall!
Joe Manganiello—Height: 6 feet 5 inches
In addition to being a tall drink of water with an intense diet and workout regimen, “True Blood” and “Magic Mike” star Joe Manganiello is also married to Sofia Vergara, who stands at about 5 feet 7 inches.
Armie Hammer—Height: 6 feet 5 inches
Best known for his role as the Winklevoss twins in “The Social Network,” Hammer recently starred in the 2017 Oscar-winning film “Call Me By Your Name.”
Joel McHale—Height: 6 feet 4 inches
As the host of Netflix’s “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale,” the comedian and former “Community” star frequently makes his guests look tiny when they stand next to him in front of the show’s green screen.
Jeff Goldblum—Height: 6 feet 4 inches
Although he’s been working in show business for more than four decades, Jeff Goldblum has showed no signs of slowing down. His recent films include “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Isle of Dogs.” He is also the dad to two young children with his wife, Emilie.
John Corbett—Height: 6 feet 5 inches
Tyler Perry—Height: 6 feet 5 inches
Actor, director and writer Tyler Perry has played female characters in “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and the “Madea” movies. That’s not an easy feat when you consider how much taller he is than the average woman!
Clint Eastwood—Height: 6 feet 4 inches
Four-time Oscar winner Clint Eastwood is one of the tallest Hollywood legends around. He’s acted in and directed films spanning more than 60 years, from westerns like “The Outlaw Josey Wales” to dramas like “Million Dollar Baby” and comedies like “Every Which Way But Loose.”
Tim Robbins—Height: 6 feet 5 inches
His recent credits include TV shows like “Here and Now” and “The Brink,” but the towering Tim Robbins is probably best known for movies like “The Shawshank Redemption” and “Mystic River,” which was directed by fellow tall man, Clint Eastwood.
Josh Duhamel—Height: 6 feet 4 inches
Whenever he posed for pictures with his ex, 5-foot-4-inch Fergie, Duhamel’s extra-tall stature was obvious. As an actor, he’s known for his roles in “Las Vegas” and the film “Transformers.”
Ben Affleck—Height: 6 feet 4 inches
At 6 feet 4 inches tall, Ben Affleck is quite a bit taller than his 5-foot-10 friend and “Good Will Hunting” co-star Matt Damon. In recent years, Affleck has headlined movies like “Gone Girl” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” He has three kids with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner.
Howard Stern—Height: 6 feet 5 inches
He’s known for his big personality, but radio talk show host Howard Stern looms large physically as well!
Sacha Baron Cohen—Height: 6 feet 3 inches
The British actor and comedian, best known for starring roles in movies like “Brüno” and “Borat,” towers over his wife Isla Fisher, who stands at about 5 foot 3 inches.
Dwayne Johnson—Height: 6 feet 5 inches
As a former professional wrestler, it’s no surprise Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is taller than average, towering at nearly six and a half feet tall. Now an actor, Johnson has headlined blockbuster movies like “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Moana” and “Rampage.”
Vince Vaughn—Height: 6 feet 5 inches
Vince Vaughn’s towering height was most noticeable when he worked with 5-foot-3-inch Isla Fisher in “Wedding Crashers.” He has also starred in modern comedy classics like “Swingers” and “Old School.”
Tom Selleck—Height: 6 feet 4 inches
Before he became an actor, Tom Selleck used his substantial height to his advantage as an athlete, playing college basketball at the University of Southern California. He also reportedly worked as a male model. In 1980, he landed the role of a lifetime and quickly shot to fame on the TV series “Magnum P.I.”.
RuPaul—Height: 6 feet 4 inches
Although he’s already very tall, when RuPaul dons high heels, the host of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” becomes the tallest person in the room!
Jason Momoa—Height: 6 feet 4 inches
He may have gotten his start on “Game of Thrones,” but the 6-foot-4-inch Momoa is now a bonafide action star with movies like “Justice League” and “Braven” under his belt. He is also married to actress Lisa Bonet, who is a petite 5 feet 2 inches.
Will Ferrell—Height: 6 feet 3 inches
As the star of “Elf,” it only added to the humor that Will Ferrell’s character was so much taller than all of the other elves and characters in the movie. The actor and comedian is also known for his work in movies like “Anchorman” and “Old School,” as well as for his seven-year run on “Saturday Night Live.”
Liam Neeson—Height: 6 feet 4 inches
As an action star and the hero of movies like “Taken” and “Schindler’s List,” Neeson’s height has no doubt been an asset to his acting career.
Alexander Skarsgård—Height: 6 feet 4 inches
Only 6-foot-4-inch Alexander Skarsgård could make Nicole Kidman, his 5-foot-11-inch co-star on “Big Little Lies,” look petite. The Swedish actor is also known for his work as a bad boy vampire on “True Blood” and as the title role in 2016’s “The Legend of Tarzan.”
Jason Segel—Height: 6 feet 4 inches
In the movie “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” Jason Segel’s co-stars, Kristen Bell (5 feet 1) and Mila Kunis (5 feet 4) made him look super-tall in comparison! The actor and writer also starred on the hit sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.”
Chevy Chase—Height: 6 feet 4 inches
Chevy Chase’s career as an actor and comedian has spanned over four decades, all the way from when he was a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” in the 1970s to his role on the 2009 TV show “Community.”
John Lithgow—Height: 6 feet 4 inches
Although he is very tall, John Lithgow wasn’t afraid to tackle the role of Winston Churchill in Netflix’s “The Crown.” This despite the fact that in real life Churchill was only 5 feet 6 inches tall. Lithgow also worked on TV shows like “3rd Rock From The Sun” and as a villain on “Dexter.”
John Mayer—Height: 6 feet 3 inches
In his song “83,” musician John Mayer refers to himself as “6 feet small,” but in actuality, the singer is far from small in reality!
Conan O’Brien—Height: 6 feet 4 inches
In response to reports that he was as tall as 6 feet 8 inches, talk show host and comedian Conan O’Brien clarified his height by joking, “I’m not radioactive. I’m not growing out of control. I’m 6 feet 4.”
Danny Glover—Height: 6 feet 4 inches
“Lethal Weapon” star Danny Glover is either 6 feet 3 inches or 6 feet 4 inches. Even the actor himself isn’t sure! He referred to himself as both of those heights in an interview. Either way, he’s certainly very tall.
Ansel Elgort—Height: 6 feet 3 inches
Not only is Ansel Elgort taller than his “Fault In Our Stars” and “Divergent” onscreen co-star Shailene Woodley, but the young actor stands a full head above his real-life girlfriend as well. Elgort is dating ballerina Violetta Komyshan (the two were reportedly high school sweethearts).
Vincent D’Onofrio—Height: 6 feet 4 inches
Best known for starring on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” actor Vincent D’Onofrio played Detective Robert Goren for a decade, and he recently acted opposite fellow tall actors Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington in the 2016 remake of “Magnificent Seven.” Fans of Netflix’s “Daredevil” also know the hulking actor as Wilson Fisk.
Chris Hemsworth—Height: 6 feet 3 inches
Action star Chris Hemsworth is so tall that he’s admitted to lying about his height to make himself shorter. However, that all changed when he auditioned for “Thor.” He told W Magazine, “I remembered reading the breakdown for ‘Thor’ and it said, ‘Must be over 6 feet 3 inches and 200 pounds,’ and so on. I thought, ‘Oh cool. This is the one thing that sort of fits me.'”
James Cromwell—Height: 6 feet 7 inches
Throughout his 40-year career, James Cromwell (pictured here with wife Anna Stuart) has been passed over for parts because of his tall stature. In fact, he’s earned the distinction of being the tallest actor to be nominated for an Oscar. (He was nominated for the 1995 film “Babe.”)
Liam Hemsworth—Height: 6 feet 3 inches
It must be in the genes! Like his brother, Chris, Liam Hemsworth is above-average in height and even competes with his brother for parts. While he lost out on “Thor,” he did snag the role of Gale in “The Hunger Games” movie series.
David Hasselhoff—Height: 6 feet 4 inches
American audiences know David Hasselhoff best as a TV icon who starred in the series “Baywatch” and “Knight Rider.” However, in Germany, Hasselhoff also has the distinction of being a pop music star. He has reportedly released 10 albums in that country.
Donald Sutherland—Height: 6 feet 4 inches
From “M*A*S*H” to the “Hunger Games” movies, actor Donald Sutherland has had a long and successful career in Hollywood. He also has five children, including “24” star Kiefer Sutherland. At 5 feet 9, the younger Sutherland seemed to have inherited his father’s acting talent but not his tall build.
Nicholas Hoult—Height: 6 feet 3 inches
As a child, Nicholas Hoult acted opposite Hugh Grant in the 2002 film “About a Boy.” In more recent years, the actor has appeared in movies like “Mad Max: Fury Road” and the X-Men franchise. The tall drink of water recently became a father for the first time.
Did it surprise you that any of these actors were so tall in real life?