Height: 6ft 5in
Inside Leg: 95cm
Wears a 3XLT coat
Now, I know the author has said that whilst Cruise doesn't possess those intimidating stats and ain't that an understatement, he brings his own 'presence' to the role. I hope that's true, I've read a few of the Jack Reacher novels recently and they're nice, easy reads, good stories and on par with authors I also like such as Kathy Reichs and both Jonathan and Faye Kellerman.
I will say, that of the novels I've read, One Shot, which the film is based on, seemed the least likely for the movie treatment, so I expect it to vary greatly, though was the one I've read that came closest to be able to get a 15 certificate. If this does become a franchise, I'd like to see some of the harder, darker stories told, even though the 18 certificate would be required to tell those tales.
I do hope Lee Child is correct though, that Cruise does pull it off, but in all honesty, I'd have rather seen a film based on the books with different names, than a 'Jack Reacher' film with an actor whose nearly a foot shorter than the character he's meant to portray.