Tom Cruise

tom cruise

Over the last few decades, Tom Cruise has reached heights few other actors could ever hope or dream of, especially in the current Hollywood landscape. In this way, Tom Cruise’s talents have aged sublimely, and the dude is cranking out the biggest hits of his storied career.

Does Tom Cruise’s advancing age seem like it’s slowing him down even a little bit? No chance. It’s a testament to his talent, work ethic, vision, and willingness to take some of the biggest risks out there that this guy is among the biggest box office draws we’ve ever seen. 

It’s also helped Tom Cruise accrue a net worth that would make some small countries jealous.

How do Tom Cruise’s height and age factor into his career? Well, they are a part of it and have helped him stand out or become an outlier in an industry that is typically pretty unforgiving. Let’s look at everything we need to know about Tom Cruise.


tom cruise height tom cruise age

One of the main talking points for Tom Cruise’s entire career is his height. It seems to have come up time and again over the years, especially where some of his co-stars are concerned.

Has Tom Cruise’s height stopped him from aging well on the big screen? Far from it.

When watching his movies, one would probably never even think about it. That’s because the guy has made it a mission (Impossible?) to push the limits in every movie he’s part of these days.

But there was a time when Tom Cruise’s height was more of a focal point of his career. One reason for this is he stands a bit shorter than your typical, or average, Hollywood actor.

There have been some “studies” on this, and it seems that by and large, the average height among leading men in Tinseltown is around 5’10” (five feet, ten inches).

Considering that’s around the average of the American man (5’9”), it’s not odd that this would be the number. Take enough of a sample size and you’ll get a representative number for the larger population. That’s the case with those hitting the big screen for sure.


tom cruise height tom cruise age

Tom Cruise has spoken about his height in the past, and we do have an actual answer to this question. As it stands (get it?), Tom Cruise is 5’7” (five feet, seven inches) tall.

So Tom Cruise’s height is about three inches below the average actor. Is this a huge deal? It doesn’t seem to be, though there have clearly been some steps taken to “even” things about where Tom Cruise’s height is concerned, especially in some of his more popular movies.

We can pick and choose some spots to highlight Tom Cruise’s height, though there are some examples that will clearly stand out. Consider his turn in 2018s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the sixth installment in that franchise.

In that movie, he was paired with Henry Cavill throughout, first on the same side, and then clearly at odds. Did you notice anything different between Tom Cruise’s height and Henry Cavill’s height? Me neither.

But there’s a difference with Cavill standing a clean 6’1”. That’s a six-inch difference, which would feel pretty stark in real life. But it didn’t come through for this blockbuster.

And over the years, it’s been said that Tom Cruise took his height very seriously, so much so that he’s been said to have worn raised heels in the past in order to offset what he might have thought were differences in his counterparts.

That’s come up at red carpets in the past, and especially how he’s stood next to folks like Nicole Kidman or Katie Holmes.


Industrious and keen observers of Tom Cruise’s height throughout his career noticed that his height might be less of a concern now that Tom Cruise’s age is getting up there in years.

A number of people have pointed out that in Top Gun: Maverick, there seems to be less of a move to even out his height as compared to his co-stars. Wider shots of the actor no longer make it appear as if Tom Cruise’s height is higher than the other stars of the film.

Could Tom Cruise just be caring less about this in his “old” age? It could be the case. Or maybe they were just so focused on the technical aspects of the flight scenes that making Tom Cruise’s height anything like a priority would have seemed silly.

Whatever the case, the apparent sensitivity around his physical stature might just be ebbing as Tom Cruise’s age gets more advanced.


If you ran into him on the street, you’d probably never guess Tom Cruise’s age (but maybe his height).

Although to be fair, if you ran into Tom Cruise on the street, what year he was born would probably be about the last thing to enter your mind. It would most likely be something like, “Holy crap, it’s Tom Cruise!”

Regardless, the actor has maintained a career at the top of the Hollywood hierarchy thanks largely to the fact that it just doesn’t look like this guy is capable of aging.

Take the aforementioned Mission: Impossible movies, or Top Gun: Maverick. In those films, Tom Cruise seems to have eschewed age to push every conceivable limit when it comes to the action.

Heck, this is a guy playing international agents and fighter jet test pilots. Do those seem like the gigs for a guy entering his sixth decade on this Earth? No chance. Go back to the 1980s when Tom Cruise was coming on the scene and watch a movie like Cocoon which came out in the same year, 1986, as the original Top Gun.

In the former, the story follows folks at a retirement community. One of those dudes is Wilford Brimley, who, at the time, was 50 years old. For the 1980s, this was practically ancient. Now? Folks are just getting started.

Contrast this to Tom Cruise, who, as of this writing, is in his 60s. A few decades ago this dude would have been playing shuffleboard and enjoying a 4 PM dinner time. Now? He’s still buzzing the tower and coming up with stunts that feel like the insurance companies wouldn’t even want to cover.

Youth begets youth in this way. Tom Cruise has seemed to refuse to age in his work, and it shows in his appearance.  

Netflix Documentary Delivers Chilling Investigation Into Powerful Institution

Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Laura Prepon, Elisabeth Moss – what do all these celebrities have in common? They’re all members …

7 days ago

Interview With The Vampire Season 3 Canceled Or Renewed?

Alright, all you Anne Rice fans, we finally have the word from AMC that Interview with the Vampire will be …

3 weeks ago

independence day series

The Craziest Defenses Against Alien Invasions In Movies

Never underestimate the tactical advantage of Slim Whitman.

1 month ago

Tom Cruise Doing His Own Stunts Is Hurting Mission: Impossible

Tom Cruise is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, known for his role in the long-standing Mission: Impossible franchise, …

1 month ago

Tom Cruise risky business

The Most Important Tom Cruise Movie Gets Version Fans Have Been Craving

Tom Cruise had only a handful of screen credits before the production of the hit 1983 comedy Risky Business. The …

1 month ago

tom cruise top gun 3

Tom Cruise Nearly Played An Iconic 1980s Superhero And Even Recorded For The Role

Just about every ‘80s and ‘90s kid remembers Captain Planet, the superhero who taught us all a bit more about …

1 month ago

Jeremy Renner Reveals Reason For Leaving Mission Impossible Franchise And We Support Him

Jeremy Renner’s Mission: Impossible character, William Brandt, quickly became a fan-favorite after his debut in the 2011 franchise sequel Ghost …

1 month ago

Tom Cruise Olympics Has Fallen Causing Frenzy Thanks To Russia

The world of AI-generated celebrity content keeps getting weirder. A new documentary titled Olympics Has Fallen has surfaced with Tom …

1 month ago

Netflix Tomb Raider Anime Revives Franchise With Marvel Fan-Favorite Star

Audiences are just a few months away from traveling on the next journey with the ever-adventurous Lara Croft as Netflix’s …

1 month ago

Tom Cruise the gauntlet

Our Tom Cruise Clint Eastwood Remake Exclusive Confirmed

A month ago we let you in on our exclusive that Tom Cruise was starring in a remake of the …

2 months ago

tom cruise

Tom Cruise Daughter Suri Changes Name After Allegedly Not Seeing Each Other For Over A Decade 

Tom Cruise’s youngest daughter, Suri, recently appeared on Broadway in a performance of Head Over Heels. Rather than use the …

2 months ago

Road House 2 With Jake Gyllenhaal Fate Decided And We’re Shocked

Despite negative reviews, Jake Gyllenhaal’s reboot of Road House is getting a sequel. Amazon MGM Studios’ announcement that Road House …

2 months ago

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino Canceling The Movie Critic Is The Right Call

Folks, Quentin Tarantino should make a crime film. That is to say, in the wake of his much-discussed cancellation of The …

3 months ago

Rebecca Ferguson Reveals Why She Left Mission: Impossible And She’s 100% Right

Rebecca Ferguson’s Ilsa Faust was easily one of the best characters in the Mission: Impossible franchise since she was introduced …

3 months ago

Tom Cruise Is Remaking A Wild Clint Eastwood Action Thriller

An exclusive report on the next movie Tom Cruise is making as part of his new deal with Warner Bros.

3 months ago

Tom Cruise Joins Godzilla In Winning Prestigious Award

Actor Tom Cruise and the fictional giant lizard Godzilla both emerged as winners at the 40th annual Critics Choice Super …

3 months ago

The Greatest Blockbuster Adventure Of The ’90s Is Returning To Theaters

In news sure to make some film fanatics feel their age, Brendan Fraser’s The Mummy is set to return to …

3 months ago

Hateful Eight Actor Felt Uncomfortable Working On The Quentin Tarantino Film

Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight (2015) is packed with Hollywood legends, to the point that Walton Goggins, the character actor, …

3 months ago

johnny-depp-pirates feature

Johnny Depp Fans Boycotting Pirates Of The Caribbean Reboot

Johnny Depp fans are threatening to boycott the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean reboot following reports that the actor will not be …

4 months ago

tom cruise top gun 3

Tom Cruise Likes Top Gun 3 Story, When Will The Trilogy Be Completed?

After the unmitigated success of Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Cruise will return once again for Top Gun 3. Jerry Bruckheimer, …

4 months ago

dcu dead

Edge Of Tomorrow 2 In The Works And It Better Happen

Hollywood sure does love its sequels and remakes, but this is one we’re not mad about. Edge of Tomorrow 2 …

5 months ago

top gun sued top gun 3

Top Gun Actor Sues Over Use In Maverick Sequel

Audiences and Steven Spielberg alike were thrilled to see the high-flying success of a sequel three decades in the making …

5 months ago

Tom Cruise Teams With Oscar-Winning Director For First Warner Bros. Project

It sounds like Tom Cruise is kicking off his new Warner Bros partnership with style. According to Deadline, Warner Bros …

5 months ago

joker 2

Joker 2 Costs Way, Way More Than It Should

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away: films cost less than $100 million. But our’s is a …

5 months ago

fantastic four

Don’t Expect Fantastic Four’s Sue Storm To Be Sexy

The Invisible Woman, Dr. Susan Storm, of Stan Lee’s Fantastic Four won’t be oversexualized in the new movie set to …

5 months ago

The ’80s Dark Fantasy Classic Needs Saving For A New Generation

Streaming makes it easy to access a lot of the best films out there, but there are also plenty of …

5 months ago