When watching our favorite Hollywood hunks on the big screen, it is hard to notice that some may be lacking in a certain department. No, not that! We are talking about their height…
Tom Cruise – 5’7″
There have been numerous discussion boards and blogs that try to prove Tom Cruise is two inches less than 5’7″. Some have even clocked all the moments that Cruise has worn heeled boots or shoe lifts. Meanwhile, he still insists on dating women who are “a little” taller than him.
Ben Stiller – 5’7″
It seems that short men really are the funniest as Ben Stiller, who is known for his epic comedy movies, has also made the cut. He played a really, really, really, really good looking model (sorry, fan joke) in Zoolander, however, it is pretty unlikely he would manage to get the modeling gig in real life seeing as he is only 5’7″. Thanks to his 5’5″ actor father, Jerry Stiller, Ben chose the right path by following in his footsteps.
Al Pacino – 5’7″
If you are alive, you’ve probably heard of Al Pacino. He is a man with a prolific career including acting and an ability to write and direct films. Unfortunately for him, however, being 5 feet 7 inches almost cost him his role in The Godfather. It was revealed during a Tribeca film festival that Paramount producers thought he was “too short” for the role. Although one of the most talented in the business, height isn’t one of his many talents.
Martin Scorsese – 5’3″
When once asked about his thoughts on sports, the producer/director/actor replied, “Sports? Anything with a ball, no good!” Martin Scorsese’s reaction may be due to his little height of only 5 feet 3 inches. Surely the actor would not have made for a good starting forward in a basketball match. However, he did not need sports, as today he is one of the most influential directors in Hollywood. You may recognize the little man from his appearances in Curb Your Enthusiasm and 30 Rock.
Dave Franco – 5’7″
It seems as though Dave Franco drew the short straw from the gene pool compared to his older brother James Franco. Although coming from a talented famous trio of brothers, Dave has made it in the world of Hollywood on his own merit. However, maybe he just felt the need to catch up, given that James Franco is four inches taller than his 5’7″ younger brother. His wife, Alison Brie, might want to hold off on the heels for red carpet events.
Michael J. Fox – 5’4″
He may be one of the shortest men in Hollywood, but who cares when you can travel through time? The award-winning star may wish to go “back to the future” and ask the Doc for an extra few inches. While his wife, Tracy Pollan, is only two inches taller than him, it makes for a pretty noticeable difference when she puts on a pair of stilettos and stands next to her 5’4″ husband. Even their son has shot passed him.
Danny DeVito – 4’10”
The celebrity you have all been waiting for and who’s most likely expected to be on this list is Danny DeVito. The Emmy Award-winning actor even opened up about how he wanted to feel comfortable and have friends in school and would try to compensate for his short height with his big personality.At just 4’10”, DeVito is probably the shortest of all men in Hollywood, but we love him for it. He is only two inches smaller than his wife, yet all their children have overtaken them.
Prince – 5’2″
The iconic singer known as Prince had his fair share of dipping his feet into acting, too, and starred in the 1984 film Purple Rain. He also made a rare cameo in the comedy New Girl a few years before his passing. Although his height was not so noticeable at first, people did comment on his use of heels. He once said, “People say I’m wearing heels because I’m short. I wear heels because the women like ’em.” Prince was just 5 feet 2 inches (and is wearing heels in this picture)!
Daniel Radcliffe – 5’5″
We watched Daniel Radcliffe grow up on the set of Harry Potter from a cute little 11-year-old into a successful actor. Although he didn’t grow too much, as he now stands at a comfortable 5 feet 5 inches. When asked in an interview whether his size limits roles he plays, he responded, “I don’t think so. Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise have very different careers, and they’re both about the same height as I am.” Perhaps he should use the ‘Engorgio’ spell if he wants other roles.
Dustin Hoffman – 5’6″
He has been around since the 1960s and hasn’t grown an inch ever since. Appearing in many popular films such as The Graduate, Meet The Fockers, and All The President’s Men, this talented acting genius has managed to overcome his 5’6″ height. He revealed in an interview that he was surprised when Mike Nicholas cast him for The Graduate, “Nichols chose to give this short, funny-looking Jewish guy the role usually reserved for a tall, handsome protestant,” he said.
Elijah Wood – 5’5″
Often mistaken for Daniel Radcliffe’s twin, Elijah Wood does not fall far behind in terms of height, bar an inch or so. Ideally cast for his role in the Lord of Rings, Wood made a perfect Hobbit who would go on epic adventures with a cool ring and hang out with wizards. Although he may not have feet the size of the Hobbit in real life, his costumes for the role seemed to fit him just right.
Seth Green – 5’3″
When watching our favorite Hollywood hunks on the big screen, it is hard to notice that some may be lacking in a certain department. No, not that! We are talking about their height. There may be a reason that Seth Green lends his voice to shows more than he appears on, and it may be due to his appearance. At only 5’3″, Seth is a few inches shorter than his wife but it doesn’t seem to bother the happy couple.
Bruno Mars – 5’5″
Bruno Mars captivates hearts all over the world with his charm and charisma. When he tells us through our sound systems that he will catch a grenade for us or that he thinks he wants to marry us, we just melt at the knees. However, the fact he will love us just the way we are may be his way of implying he hopes for the same, given that the “Uptown Funk” singer’s 5 feet 5 height may be a big insecurity.