Here's How Tall Tom Cruise Really Is
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By SOPHIE MCEVOY
Tom Cruise has always been scrutinized for his height, but the criticism came to head when the actor was cast as Jack Reacher. Reacher, originally a book character created by Lee Childs, was written to be 6 foot 5 inches and 250 pounds, which Cruise is definitely not, leading fans to complain that he didn't fit the role.
Cruise stated that he was “very sensitive” to this criticism, but Childs has said, “Reacher's size in the books is a metaphor for an unstoppable force, which Cruise portrays in his own way." Also, Childs wasn't satisfied with other actors who resembled Reacher's description in the book — but how tall is Cruise, anyway?
Cruise is commonly said to be 5 feet, 7 inches tall, but it’s difficult to pinpoint his height because he often wears heeled boots or shoe lifts in his films. Nicole Kidman wore flat shoes when she acted next to Cruise, since she’s 5 feet, 10 inches, but she added that Cruise “doesn't mind working with an actress who's taller.”