Here's How Tall Chris Hemsworth Really Is

As an actor, height can sometimes determine the roles you can get. Take Marvel's "Thor" for example. When they were casting for the Norse god of thunder, there was quite a tall height requirement of 6'1" –- and understandably so. This came as quite a surprise to Chris Hemsworth when he received the brief prior to auditioning.

Lucky for Hemsworth, he was more than qualified for the role thanks to his tall stature. However, the actor has lied about his height on occasion when he really wanted to play a character, claiming to be shorter. "There are certainly things I've wanted to go up for which I've been totally wrong for, physically," he told RadioTimes. It's not entirely clear exactly which roles the actor has fibbed about his height for, but exactly how tall is Chris Hemsworth? 

He obviously passed the requirements for "Thor," but why does he feel the need to say he's shorter than he actually is?

Chris Hemsworth once lied about his daughter's height to get on a ride at Disneyland

Well, as he mentions in the RadioTimes interview, he's a staggering 6'3". But as tall as Chris Hemsworth may seem, there's one member of the "Avengers" that towers over him. According to Cinema Blend, Dave Bautisa is 3 inches taller than Hemsworth standing at 6'6". This doesn't come as much of a surprise, since the actor made a name for himself as a professional wrestler. Bautisa actually matches the height of Thor in the comics (via Dimensions), hence why Marvel stipulated that actors auditioning for the role must be over 6 feet.

And about Hemsworth's penchant for lying about his height –- he's also done it for his daughter. Appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (via YouTube) with the rest of the "Avengers" cast, Hemsworth revealed that he managed to get his daughter on the Tower of Terror (when it was still called that) when she wasn't tall enough to ride by packing bars of chocolate into the heels of her shoes.

However, this wasn't exactly the greatest idea. When they were on the ride, he realized actually how massive the seat was. "I'm like 'we beat the system honey, well done' and then it drops and she's like zip," he said. "I grab onto her and she's screaming the whole way down." It was then Hemsworth realized that "maybe there's a reason that there's a height requirement," and he recommended not to follow in his footsteps.