Believe us when we say that they don’t come as well-rounded as him these days, this actor has definitely set the bar quite high when it comes to his talent and versatility. So when it comes to the topic of Matthew McConaughey’s height, weight, and body measurements, all we can say is ‘why not?’ Before we jump on the topic, let’s take a few moments to check out some facts about the actor himself.
He was born Matthew David McConaughey on 4 November 1969 in Uvalde, Texas to Mary Kathleen McCabe and James Donald McConaughey. Though he was born in Uvalde, the star’s family moved to Longview, Texas in 1980.
Kathleen is a former kindergarten teacher while James ran an oil supply business, he was also drafted by the Green Bay Packers back in the day.
The beauty of acting is that for a moment you can be anything you want to be, McConaughey attended the University of Texas at Austin and had plans to study pre-law, go to law school, and eventually become a criminal defense lawyer. He, later on, got to live his dream when he played the role of a criminal lawyer in the 1996 movie, A Time To Kill.
So, since he did not graduate with a law degree, the actor ‘ settled for a degree in Radio-Television-Film.
Can you imagine the part of Jack Dawson being played by anyone else apart from Leonardo DiCaprio? Well, our very own Matthew McConaughey was considered for the role.
The star absolutely loves music and he seems to have a particular affinity for bongo drums; when he was much younger, he was arrested for playing them in public while he was completely naked. More recently, he played the drums with the English rock band The Cult.
Let’s end on a weird note, the actor admitted that he does not wear deodorant or cologne… all we have to say about that choice is that we hope he has a potent alternative.
Well, that’s enough on that front, it’s time to move on to the topic at hand beginning with Matthew McConaughey’s height.
Matthew McConaughey’s Height
There is no doubt that the star is quite on the tall side, actually, there may be a tad bit of doubt involved seeing as he has a long torso, short legs, average arms, and a relatively long neck and face. These features make the star look a bit shorter than he actually is. So what is Matthew McConaughey’s height?
The star’s listed height puts him in the neighborhood of 6 feet, but on occasion, he has said that he stands at 5 feet 11 3/4 inches. Despite the fact that the star does not claim the 6-foot mark, people still believe that he is not as tall as both his listed and ‘actual’ height.
Nevertheless, over the years, he has endeavored to make it evident that he does not put so much thought into being regarded as being taller than he actually is. He is one of those actors who has no problem taking to the streets barefoot, even in his movies he loses the shoes quite often; this is more than you can say for his fellow actors like Brad Pitt.
Well, let’s move on to a shortlist of celebrities who stand as tall as the star according to his listed height. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Edward Norton all share Matthew McConaughey’s height.
Matthew McConaughey’s Weight
For the most part, the star keeps his body in perfect condition, he weighs 82 kilograms and makes it all look very good. Well, we did say ‘for the most part of it, and here is the reason why; McConaughey recently pulled one off the most epic weight gains of this year as he gained 21 kilograms for his role in the movie Gold.
So, for those of you who remember his usual chiseled look, here’s something to feed your eyes. Gaining weight does not really take much for some, it took the actor 8 months to pack up the weight and a mere 6 to lose it. How impressive is that?
He recalled that he basically lived on a diet of beer and cheeseburgers whenever he wanted them, it was junk, junk and junk all the way. As fun as it was, we bet that he is happy to have his rocking body back.
In addition to Matthew McConaughey’s height and weight, here is a summary of his body measurements.
Height: 6 feet
Weight: 82 kilograms
Chest: 46 inches
Waist: 34 inches
Arms/Biceps: 16 inches
Feet/ Shoe size: 11.5 US, 44-45 EU, 11 UK