17 Celebrities You Had No Idea Were So Tall

Geena Davis? Yeah. She'd tower over you.

17 Celebrities You Had No Idea Were So Tall

Thanks to camerawork, it’s difficult to tell how tall a celebrity is onscreen. Case in point: in spite of all of his heart-pumping action films, if you ever meet Tom Cruise in person, you might be surprised by his 5’7″ stature. Then, of course, there is the opposite side of the spectrum. Many celebrities, especially women, are made to look shorter on camera, so you’d never imagine how much they can tower before you in real life.

So read on to learn which celebrities are a lot taller than average (which happens to be 5’4″ for women and 5’10” for men). And for more great celebrity stories, check out 10 Over-65 Leading Ladies Who Look Amazing.

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Khloe Kardashian: 5’10”

Kourtney Kardashian barely breaks 5 feet, which make Khloe’s 5’10” height seem extremely tall in comparison.

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Bill Murray: 6’2″

Murray doesn’t seem like a tall guy, so you might be surprised to learn that he’s actually 6’2″.

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Nicole Kidman: 5’11”

At 5’11”, Kidman towered over her ex, Tom Cruise, but she’ll still got a full inch over her current hubby, Keith Urban. For more on her ageless appearance, check out 20 Secrets of Ageless Celebrities.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey: 6’2″

At 6’2″, he’s noticeably taller than many of his co-stars.

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Taylor Swift: 5’11”

She can credit her 5’11” frame for her enviably long legs.

Conan O’Brien: 6’2″

It’s a good thing he’s always sitting down on his late-night talk show, because he’s 6’2″.

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Brooke Shields: 6′

Given that she’s a model, it might not be so much of a surprise that the American actress is 6 feet tall. For more models who successfully transitioned onto the big screen, check out 15 Supermodels Who Nailed it As A-List Actresses.

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Bob Saget: 6’4″

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen look positively tiny next to their super tall onscreen dad.

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Jane Lynch:6′

Fun fact: Her tall stature got her recruited to the basketball team back in high school.

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Jason Segel: 6’4″

You might not know it from the down-in-the-dumps characters he’s known for, but Segel is 6’4″.

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Geena Davis: 6′

She’s 6 feet tall, so it’s no wonder she used to serve as a live mannequin for the designer Ann Taylor. For a funny story about that gig, check out 30 Awful Jobs Celebrities Had Before They Became Famous.

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Vince Vaughn: 6’5″

Given that he’s 6’5″, it was impossible not to notice his height difference with Wedding Crashers co-star Isla Fisher, who clocks in at a diminutive 5’3.”

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Sigourney Weaver: 5′ 11″

You might not know it from watching Alien, but Weaver is 5’11”. For more on the classic sci-fi flick, check out 30 Shocking Facts about Your Favorite Movies.

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Tyler Perry: 6’5″

At 6’5″, he’s the one of the tallest men on this list.

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Julia Roberts: 5’10”

She’s 5’10”, making her only an inch shorter than her Notting Hill co-star Hugh Grant.

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Jennifer Lawrence: 5’9″

At last year’s Oscars, no one could help but notice how 5’9″ JLaw towered over 5’3″ Jodie Foster.

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Jeff Goldblum: 6’4″

The fact that he’s 6’4″ is only one of the many reasons he’s an eternal sex symbol. For more Goldblum love, check out how this Store Filled Every Picture Frame with a Jeff Goldblum Photo and Went Viral.

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