Were you aware that the average American man is 5 feet above sea level 9 inches? But you may be shocked to learn that many leading men are not so wonderful. This is confirmation that you don’t have to be tall in Hollywood if you want to make it big. While they have a massive presence on the frame, these stars are very highly challenged vertically. But it doesn’t matter how short or tall they are in the end. After all, their level of success in a competitive industry has not been hindered!
Humphrey Bogart – 5 feet 8 inches
Let’s begin with one of the tallest guys on the list. At 5 feet 8 inches in height, Humphrey Bogart was worried that Casablanca viewers would realize that he was shorter than Ingrid Bergman! The Telegraph said the stars had to adjust to appear at a greater level. In certain scenes, she was instructed to slouch down on the sofa, while the actor had to sit on extra cushions on top!
Jonathan Lipnicki – 5 feet 8 inches
Jonathan Lipnicki brought Ray to life alongside Renee Zellweger and Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire at 5. He also worked on other family movies, such as Mike and Stuart Little, and this film. When he spoke to the Huffington Post, he said this: “I think the problem with a lot of child stars and why they don’t make a transition, they think, ‘Well, there’s something the world owes me.’ But the world doesn’t. There’s nothing the world owes you.” “As you grow up, you need to continue to improve your abilities.” The actor also appeared in a high school comedy film called Loserville, standing at 5 feet and 8 inches.
Jack Black – 5 feet 7 inches
Although Jack Black took on a giant’s role in real life in Gulliver’s Travel, he is no more than 5 feet and 7 inches. We can see why this is shocking, given his larger than life personality. There’s no doubt, all the same, that his acting abilities are top-of-the-line. Honestly, who’s not in love with Kung Fu Panda and Jumanji: The Jungle Welcome?
Dave Franco – 5 feet 7 inches
Now You See Me star Dave Franco is about 5 feet and 7 inches tall, which means he’s a lot shorter than James Franco. His older brother has four inches on it, after all. Dave appeared in a zombie movie called Warm Bodies in 2013. Asked how he was going to fare during a zombie apocalypse, he replied, “I’m a little shifty type of guy. I think I’d be shooting from above in the hills, while the big guys are going to go to it from below.” He continued by saying that he has always played sports, so he would be a great asset to humankind if something like that happens.
Jonah Hill – 5 feet 7 inches
When it comes to his physical appearance, it goes without saying that more people seem to focus on his weight instead of height. The actor, 5 feet 7 inches, said he lost weight because of a clean diet and a nutritionist. Also, he told Jimmy Fallon that his colleague from 21 Jump Street, Channing Tatum, gave him a solid tip for weight loss, which is to eat less and work with a trainer. During the same interview, the Superbad actor revealed that he once messed up by accidentally sending his everyday food diary, not his nutritionist, but Drake! We’ve got another fun fact for you about that funny man. Jonah Hill is his screen name, but Jonah Feldstein was actually born there.
Al Pacino – 5 feet 7 inches
Al Pacino, best known for his acting skills and mafia boss roles, has enjoyed a great career over the years. However, it turns out that his stature nearly lost the iconic role in The Godfather to him. In 2017, during a Tribeca film fest discussion, the cast of the film reunited. Paramount producers revealed that they initially thought playing Vito Corleone was “too short” for the actor. They wanted, at first, somebody like Robert Redford instead. That Francis Ford Coppola picked Pacino was a good thing.
James McAvoy – 5 feet 7 inches
The actor was humble about his status as a leading man when James McAvoy was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times. “I’m 5-foot-7, and I’ve got pasty white skin,” he explained. “I don’t think I’m ugly, don’t get me wrong, but Brad Pitt guy, I’m not your classic lead man.” This interview took place in 2007 when he was working on a romantic war drama opposite Keira Knightley called Atonement. He showed off his acting chops in a film called Split > When it comes to recent projects.
Martin Freeman – 5 feet 6.5 inches
Height is not a subject that often comes up when interviewing this British actor. However, the Daily Mail said that Martin Freeman stands at around 5 feet and 6 1⁄2 inches. Blogs and social media, however, are full of a quote in which he talks about how he is fine with his size, that it is not always better to be bigger. The quote has been transformed into a meme, but for no reason, the actor says that he did not land the lead role in The Hobbit. We couldn’t track the whole quote down, but a shortened version of the YouTube clip is shown. The actor explained, “There’s no denying. However, I’m in the (expletive) Hobbit.”
Dustin Hoffman – 5 feet 6 inches
In many classic films, such as Hook, Rain Man, The Graduate, and Midnight Cowboy, the Academy Award winner has appeared. He told the Guardian, at 5 feet and 6 inches tall, that he was surprised when director Mike Nicholas selected him to star in The Graduate. He explained, “Nichols chose to give the role usually reserved for a tall, handsome Protestant to this short, funny-looking Jewish guy.” How awesome is it that he is a humble guy as well?
Jonathan Taylor Thomas – 5 feet 6 inches
When he played Randy on Home Improvement back in the ’90s, Jonathan Taylor Thomas was quite the heartthrob. He also appeared in Last Man Standing and Veronica Mars when the show wrapped up. It is also intriguing to hear that he lent his voice to The Lion King’s Simba. Did you know he’s only about 5 feet and 6 inches tall?
Alan Ladd – 5 feet 6 inches
During the ’40s, Alan Ladd was a film noir star. He stood on boxes occasionally so that he and his female co-stars would be level. He was no more than 5 feet and 6 inches tall, after all! The Telegraph also said that the ladies were also made to wear ballet flats or stand on battlefields.
Elijah Wood – 5 feet 6 inches
When Elijah Wood spoke with Conan O’Brien, the actor Lord of the Rings showed that many people confused him with Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe. It could have to do with your blue eyes and your heights. The fact is, however, that he is, in fact, one inch higher than Radcliffe.
Aziz Ansari – 5 feet 6 inches
Aziz Ansari is best known for starring in Parks and Recreation, which stands 5 feet and 6 inches high. Several years ago, GQ applauded Jon Hamm, saying he was a worldwide “short man’s win.” Both were wearing dark blue suits, but Ansari wore a well-designed one. GQ said it’s a “grand example of how sometimes a man can wear clothes that are nearly a foot taller than you are.” However, it is worth noting that the star of the Mad Men is only 6 and 2 inches tall, so he isn’t really a full foot taller. It’s a tremendous example. Even if it’s nice to see short kings win, we don’t believe that height and style have such a correlation.
Bruno Mars – 5 feet 5 inches
We’re sure you know how talented Bruno Mars is. The singer of “24 Magic” also worked in the past on films like Friends with Benefits, Pitch Perfect, and Rio 2. The musician may only be 5 feet and 5 inches tall, but we want him to know: “Boy, you’re amazing, just the way you are.”
Richard Dreyfuss – 5 feet 5 inches
It was difficult to find a bigger actor from the 1970s and 1990s than Richard Dreyfuss. He is most famous for films like Mr. Holland’s Opus, Stand by Jaws, and Me. This recipient of the Golden Globe has a height of 5 feet and 5 inches. He used his height as a metaphor to not feel ashamed of his bipolar disorder when he spoke to Today. “It’s like you’re ashamed of being 5 feet 6 or something,” Dreyfuss said in the interview. “It’s only part of me,” he said.
Daniel Radcliffe – 5 feet 5 inches
When you ask Daniel Radcliffe, his height hasn’t stopped him in terms of his career. When Playboy interviewed the Harry Potter star, it was asked whether his roles were limited by height. He said, “I don’t believe that. Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise have very different careers, and they are at approximately the same level as I am. I could play soldier. I could play soldier. The lowest height for a marine is five feet, and I am well above that. “Radcliffe also joked that he probably would play the general manager instead of the quarterback when he was ever working on a football movie.
Ken Jeong – 5 feet 5 inches
Let’s just say Ken Jeong is an interesting man. In The Hangover and Community, the performer is best known for starring. He’s 5 feet and 5 inches tall indeed, but it’s also awesome to hear he has a medical degree. Before he starred in Knocked Up, he used to be a general practitioner. In fact, he had to get out of the medical field for a week to play doctor!
Johnny Galecki – 5 feet 5 inches
The star of the Big Bang Theory is just 5 feet and 5 inches high. Although Johnny Galecki didn’t really speak frequently about height, he thinks people now view geeks differently. He told the New York Times Arts Beat blog that geeks are now close to rock stars when he talked to them. “The actor explained,” We have Nobel Prize winners asking if they would guest-star on the show. He added, “The picture of a scientist has changed dramatically in the past 10 to 15 years.” It used to be pasty guys in a basement with beakers, and now it’s Steve Jobs. They’re almost the rock stars of our generation.
Kevin Hart – 5 feet 4.5 inches
We’re not amazed to learn that Kevin Hart loves joking about his height around him. “As the actor from Night School appeared in a Variety video, he said,” Hey, I’m Kevin Hart, what’s going on, and one thing you may not know about me is … I’m 5 feet 4-1/2. A lot of people say that it’s just 5-4. It isn’t. Five-foot-four-and-a-half. “Maybe it was a reference to how an infographic was made by Vulture and said he was just 5 feet and 2 inches high!”
Seth Green – 5 feet 4 inches
The actor married Clare Grant, the actress-model. The two of them first bonded over their passion for fast food and comics, people said. Although they have a height difference, it is not an issue. For working on Family Guy and Robot Chicken, Green is best known. He’s standing at 5 feet and 4 inches, which means his wife is a few inches above him.
Joe Pesci – 5 feet 4 inches
Joe Pesci is known for portraying characters as a tough man and proves that you can get bullied without being tall. He is just 5 feet and 4 inches tall, after all. In-Home Alone, Casino, and My Cousin Vinny, he’s best known for starring. Apart from this, for his role in Goodfellas, he has an Oscar. He gave one of history’s shortest acceptance speeches!
Michael J. Fox – 5 feet 4 inches
Michael J. Fox is one of the tallest people in Hollywood, with a height of 5 feet and 4 inches. However, his work on Parkinson’s disease should be best known as the family links and back to the future star. It is a neurological disorder that causes problems with balance, tremors, and rigidity. When he was 29 years old, he was diagnosed with it. In 2000, he introduced a fund that raised almost $2 trillion in research awareness. As he talked to people, the actor said he hoped that researchers could eventually find ways to avoid the disease’s development.
Charlie Chaplin – 5 feet 4 inches
Were you aware that during the silent film era, his short height actually was an advantage? At 5 foot and 4 “(4 inches), Charlie Chaplin was most famous for playing a nice guy in The Tramp with a cane, black mustache, and bowl cap. According to his obituary from the New York Times, his highlight has been wonderful for comparison, which is fantastic for humor. Apart from this interesting aspect, the daily reported that the funnyman said that, “When I get harshly treated, it’s always a great man who does it; so that I get the audience’s sympathy in the comparison between the bigger and smaller.”
David Faustino – 5 feet 3 inches
The most popular character that David Faustino has ever played must be Bud Buddy from Married with Children. He attempted, under the name Lil’ Gweed, to make it big in the rap world. We are not sure if the first part applies to his 5 feet and 3 inches in height. After all, the rappers don’t have to apply this description to their stage names oddly.
Nathan McMullen – 5 feet 3 inches
Remember Nathan McMullen of The Misfits? Maybe you didn’t know he was 5 feet and 3 inches high—the actor named Finn a “guy boy,” his character in the film. In addition to this, in Dr. Who, he also played Wolf the Elf.
Martin Scorsese – 5 feet 3 inches
There was a time when Martin Scorsese, the award-winning filmmaker, was asked how he felt about sports. He said, “Sports? With a ball, anything, no good!” We doubt that the Goodfellas director could be a starting point, considering that he is only 5 feet and 3 inches tall. He is, at any rate, one of Hollywood’s most successful men. In the past, by appearing in 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm, he has also tried his hand at acting.
Prince – 5 feet 2 inches
We are sure you’re well aware that Prince was also dipping his toes into acting. A few years before his untimely death, the musician also made a New Girl cameo. It made sense for him, at 5 feet and 2 inches tall, to wear heels. There was a time when the Purple Rain star was quoted as saying, “People say that because I’m short, I’m wearing heels.” I’m wearing heels because women like “em.”
Danny DeVito – 4 feet 10 inches
He talked about what it was like to be short when Danny DeVito was interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning. He said that he wanted to have friends during his time at school and be comfortable in his own skin. This was why, with his personality, he tried to compensate for his physique. School dances were usually awkward, according to him. We hope that after that high school student took his cardboard cutout to prom, it has since gotten better! For appearing in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Taxi, the award-winning actor is best known. It is less than 5 feet tall, an effect of Fairbank’s disease, a condition that discourages bones’ growth.
Scott Caan — 5 feet 5 inches
Scott Caan has five inches in the show’s title, best known as Danny “Danno” Williams “from Hawaii 5-0.” The actor is probably most recognizable for his slicked-back do, clocking in at the height of 5 feet and 5 inches. When he spoke to Esquire, the actor said that the greasers played a huge role in his decision to style his hair like that in a 1983 movie called The Outsiders. The actor even explained, “Shaving my head bald and wearing a Mohawk are the only other things I’ve ever done.” “[My hair] would just like to go back.” Cool!
Tom Hollander — 5 feet 4 inches
Although the English actor isn’t the tallest individual around, he doesn’t like to focus on his height. “Tom Hollander shared with the Independent,” Funnily enough, I never thought of myself as being short. “It made me much more aware of being an actor than I would have been otherwise.” In the past, he starred in blockbusters such as Caribbean Pirates, Pride and Prejudice, Gosford Park, and Rev. He co-wrote and starred in the last one that bagged the best sitcom for the British Academy Television Award! He’s going to star in The Prince, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It is going to be an animated HBO Max satire about the royal family.
Jet Li — 5 feet 6 inches
When he starred in a Hollywood film called Lethal Weapon 4 in 1998, this martial artist got his big break. After that, the actor needed to split his time between Hollywood and China. In the live-action remake of the Disney classic, Mulan, he had a part. Did you know he was 5 feet and 6 inches tall? Another entertaining fact about him is that Li Lianjie was born.
Simon Helberg — 5 feet 7 inches
We’ve got another actor from The Big Bang Theory on the list. Simon Helberg’s most famous sitcom role is Howard Wolowitz. He’s made a transition from TV to film. At 5 feet and 7 inches high, it does not stop him from doing what he loves. Also, Foster Jenkins and Annette have performed in Florence over the years.
Toby Jones — 5 feet 5 inches
Truman Capote was brought to life in an infamous biopic in 2006. After that, it feels like the star of England was busy. Due to its five feet and 5 cm stature, the actor is on the list. Since then, in the Dad Army and Jurassic World, Christopher Robin has played: the Fallen Kingdom. Also, in Harry Potter, he lent his voice to Dobby. However, it’s not a good idea to ask him for the floor because he said he had retired since.
Giancarlo Esposito — 5 feet 8 inches
Do you remember Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul’s Gustavo Fring? Giancarlo Esposito, at 5 feet and 8 inches high, brought the character to life. You may be surprised to hear that in real life, he is exciting and vigorous. The actor also portrayed Moff Gideon of the Mandalorian, saying that meditation and yoga helped him play Gus, a character known as “Cool as a cucumber.” He has also been involved in Mo ‘Better Blues, Daze, and The Right Thing with Spike Lee.
Emilio Estevez — 5 feet 7 inches
There is no denying that Emilio Estevez was made an actor, as were the brother of Charlie Sheen and the son of Martin Sheen. He and his dad are 5 feet high, 7 cm, and Charlie is more than two inches tall. Estevez was the protagonist of hit films such as The Breakfast Club, The Outsiders, and St. Elmo’s Fire. He has been an indie filmmaker since then. The public is his latest project. Situated during a cold fridge in Cincinnati, he played a bibliothécaire stuck in a clash between the homeless and police.
BD Wong — 5 feet 5 inches
In projects such as Gotham, Law, and Order: SVU, and Mr. Robot, BD Wong also appeared in Jurassic World. When he spoke to GQ, the actor discussed that the Asian-US actors are always cast to play supporting roles and seldom have the opportunity to play larger parts. Also, he is aware that as a healthcare professional, he often gets typecast. The actor is 5 feet high, 5 centimeters high. For his work in M Butterfly, he was previously awarded a Tony Award.
Zach Galifianakis — 5 feet 7 inches
We are sure you will remember Zach Galifianakis for his amazing work in The Hangover. He also worked on a web series called Between Two Ferns, apart from the film. It is hosted, and important guests are interviewed. Barack Obama’s former POTUS even appeared on the show before! Perhaps you don’t know, but Kanye West has also appeared in a music video.
Billy Crystal — 5 feet 7 inches
Billy Crystal rose to stardom in the ’70s and ‘ 80s after working on hit projects such as The Princess Bride, Mr. Saturday Night, and When Harry Met Sally … Also, he lent his voice from Monsters, Inc. to Mike Wazowski. Since then, the actor has received many accolades and even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. To be successful, you do not need to be tall!
Martin Lawrence – 5 feet 7 inches
There’s no way you can deny how big Martin Lawrence is as a comedy legend! For five years during the ’90s, he starred in Martin and continues to do stand-up comedy. Apparently, at some point, he used to be a boxer. “Before I go out there, it just gets me lost and everything,” he said to GQ. You can see just how much shorter he is than Will Smith at the height of 5 feet and 7 inches. They both worked on a cop movie called Bad Boys together.
Antonio Banderas – 5 feet 8.5 inches
Do you know that Antonio Banderas used to be a soccer protégé? However, the Spanish-born actor suffered a foot injury at the age of 14 and switched gears. He began acting by starring in a production of Hair after giving up on his football dreams. In a 1993 film called Philadelphia, he later entered Hollywood, studied English intensively, and landed a role. Although this was his breakout role, we’re sure you remember him in the Zorro movie series for playing the titular character! The actor is less than 5 feet and 9 inches to the right.
Mark Wahlberg – 5 feet 8 inches
Next, we’ve got another actor from a big acting family. The star of Entourage and Boogie Nights also appeared on a TV reality show called Wahlburgers. If you want to learn more about the clan and their burger business, you should watch it! You may also remember him as the younger brother of Donny from New Kids on the Block if you grew up in the ’80s. Mark used to be a model of Calvin Klein and, during the ’90s, started a rap collective of his own called Mary Mark and the Funky Bunch. Rolling Stone said it was a flop, but the silver lining is here. He decided to give acting a shot after this, a step that demonstrated success!
Joaquin Phoenix – 5 feet 8 inches
Through his Joker performance, the talented Joaquin Phoenix bagged the 2020 Golden Globe for Best Actor. It is true that when they enter Hollywood, many people change their names, but the actor has an interesting story about the change of name. Vogue Paris said he changed his name to ‘Leaf’ at the age of four and returned to his birth name only twelve years later. It is fascinating to hear that the actor is a vegetarian and works as a spokesperson for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for People. In 2019, PETA even declared him the organization’s “Person of the Year.” Cool. Awesome.
Jerry Stiller – 5 feet 5 inches
The family of Stiller has comedy in their blood. Jerry Stiller was Ben Stiller’s father, and the two starred together in Zoolander. As Frank Constanza on Seinfeld or as Arthur Spooner on The King of Queens, however, the older generation knows him better. “He and Anne Meara worked together in the ’60s as part of a comedy duo called “Stiller and Meara.” He also appeared in The Ed Sullivan Show in addition to these. He stood at an altitude of five feet and five inches.
Danny Trejo – 5 feet 6 inches
It’s great to learn that Denny Trejo is also a drug counselor for at-risk young people! The Los Angeles City Council even recognized him for his work in this field earlier this year. Thanks to his stature of 5 feet and 6 inches, the actor made it to our list. In a 1985 movie called Runaway Train, he began his career by playing a boxer. The actor also snagged the lead role in Machete, directed by Robert Rodriguez, in 2010.
Marc Anthony – 5 feet 6.5 inches
Although he’s a Grammy Award winner, don’t forget that Marc Anthony also dipped his toes in acting in the past. He appeared in The Substitute and Hackers back in the ’90s at 5 feet and 6 1/2 inches tall. He also appeared in a crime thriller called Man on Fire in 2004, playing a wealthy Mexican person in business who hires an ex-soldier to protect his daughter from kidnappers. In 2011, together with Jennifer Lopez, he welcomed a pair of twins into the world.
Woody Allen – 5 feet 5 inches
Would you imagine that Woody Allen has already enjoyed a career lasting over 60 years? The most famous ones must be Manhattan and Annie Hall when it comes to his films. He began doing comedy at the age of 15 by writing for a newspaper. However, his legacy has also seen its fair share of controversies. Dylan Farrow, his adopted daughter, claimed that when she was little, he sexually assaulted her. These allegations were denied by the filmmaker and were not criminally charged.
Tobey Maguire – 5 feet 8 inches
Tobey Maguire performed minor parts in TV shows such as Blossom and Roseanne while he was young. However, we are confident that you are already conscious that he was the first individual to play Spiderman. Apart from that, he also took Nick Carraway to life in The Great Gatsby’s 2013 film adaptation. Let’s not ignore that he also appeared in other films such as Seabiscuit and the Laws of the Cider House. He sits 5 feet and 8 inches long.
Jesse Eisenberg – 5 feet 7 inches
Jesse Eisenberg played Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network in 2010 and bagged a nomination for an Academy Award. Nevertheless, it seems that not many people are conscious that he is also a novelist. The actor wrote short stories, some of which the New Yorker also published. The star grew up in New Jersey, East Brunswick, and is 5 foot and 7 inches tall.
Ed Sheeran – 5 feet 8 inches
In only five short years, the 29-year-old British singer and songwriter have taken the music industry by storm. While his height of only 5 foot 8 inches is not that shocking to us, we are totally fascinated by his incredible talent. In 2005, Sheeran started to follow his singing career and automatically acquired many fans around the world. He has also received an unbelievable number of prizes, 116 to be precise. How awesome is that, huh? Taylor Swift has apparently been captured teasing Ed for his height, which is a great shame.
Lil Wayne – 5 feet 6 inches
American rapper Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. is better known by his stage name Lil Wayne and has successfully sold over 120 million records worldwide. Did you know that when he was just 11 years old, he released his very first record? No wonder why they say that dynamite comes in small packages as he stands at just 5 feet 6 inches.
Ryan Seacrest – 5 feet 8 inches
Ryan Seacrest is one of the more familiar faces graced both our TVs and radios for the last two decades. He has hosted shows such as E! News, Live with Kelly & Ryan, and the ever-so-popular American Idol, of course. Seacrest is often heard making fun of his own height, coming in at 5 feet 8 inches. But with all the money he earns, does it really matter how tall he is?
Joe Jonas – 5 feet 7 inches
Alongside his other two brothers, Joe Jonas rose to fame as a member of the pop-rock band The Jonas Brothers. The American singer and soon-to-be dad are not only famous for making some wonderful songs, but he is also married to the gorgeous Sophie Turner. However, there is a slight, evidence-based height between this gorgeous pair. It doesn’t stop them from being absolute sweethearts!
Kanye West – 5 feet 8 inches
Who would have thought that 5 feet 8 inches would be the height of this world-famous celebrity and icon of music? Yeezy is only 5 feet, 8 inches tall. You heard that right. We have more proof here that you can still be a highly successful rapper, singer, songwriter, and fashion designer, no matter how tall you are in Hollywood. Let’s not forget that if your husband is Kim Kardashian-West, your height doesn’t matter at all!
Rob Schneider – 5 feet 3 inches
Although Rob Schneider has taken on some massive movie roles in the past, he strangely stands at the height of only 5 feet 3 inches. We didn’t expect him to be so short, even though he is quite small in stature! Considering his personality larger than life, that’s why we think it’s so surprising. Most of us recognize Schneider from The Hot Chick, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, and Big Stan. Given his net worth and the number of awards he has, his height has never interfered with his accomplishments.
Simon Cowell – 5 feet 8 inches
Simon’s big attitude certainly compensates for his brief figure; doesn’t it all make perfect sense now? As well as America’s Got Talent, The X Factor, and of course, American Idol, Cowell is most famous for being an English TV personality because he was a sassy and feisty judge. Simon is only 5 feet 8 inches but has often seen more of a chunky heel being worn for his short physique to try and getaway.
Bruce Lee – 5 feet 8 inches
The American-born actor was renowned for his martial arts skills and helped popularize martial arts movies. There is no doubt that you have never heard that name before, Bruce Lee. Although this legend comes in at 5 feet 8 inches, all his achievements have never gotten in the way of his construction. His high energy and superpowers certainly make up for his height. Although he passed away at such a young age, he is still considered a great champion!
Mike Myers – 5 feet 8 inches
Michael ‘Mike’ Myers is one of the most entertaining Canadian comedians/actors. He is most famous for hosting the Saturday Night Live show, but in some of the most popular films, such as Austin Powers and Shrek and the voiceover of The Cat In The Hat, he is probably recognizable. During the 2010s, Myers began to focus on more of his father’s duties than his career, which we really admire. However, he’s only 5 feet 8 inches, but he doesn’t look like he’s got a smaller body at all.
Diego Maradona – 5 feet 5 inches
Perhaps one of the most famous and highly talented football stars ever to exist. Born in Argentina, Diego Maradona is currently a retired footballer and has appeared for the national team 91 times and scored an impressive 34 goals. This champion made his debut at only 15 years of age, but what’s so surprising is that he’s only 5 feet 5 inches tall. Maradona is a prime example of ‘small but strong.’
Elton John – 5 feet 7 inches
No doubt his face is well-known in almost every household. Elton John, 5 feet 7 inches high, is a highly talented English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. It turns out his small stature has never stopped becoming one of the greatest in the world. John sold over 300 million records, so he’s the best-selling artist. And here’s a fun fact you probably didn’t know: when he was just three, Elton John taught himself to play the piano.
Zac Efron – 5 feet 8 inches
One of our favorite High School Musical stars really surprised us when he made a list. This talented actor also starred in Hairspray, 17 Again, and Baywatch as well. However, we would never have guessed he was this short except when he acted next to ‘The Rock.’ But the truth is, Efron is only 5 feet 8 inches, actually. Fortunately, he stars with women who are shorter than him in most of his other movies, so it’s not too bad, actually!
Bob Marley – 5 feet 7 inches
In just one sentence, how can we describe this spectacular artist? Well, we don’t think it’s possible at all. But this Jamaican singer and songwriter are truly one of the best the world has ever seen. Sometimes it is difficult to believe that such a great man has a fairly short physique, has won several awards, and has sold over 20 million records. He still accomplished so much at just 5 feet 7 inches in his lifetime.
Lionel Messi – 5 feet 7 inches
This Argentine footballer certainly needs no introduction. With his skill and talent, he’s out of this world! Messi received his 7th Golden Boot award recently, which is not only record-breaking but also completely awesome. No one would believe that Lionel Messi is only 5 feet 7 inches, as it sure doesn’t look like it while he shows his skills on the field. But the reality is that Messi was diagnosed with GHD disorder or growth hormone. Fortunately, there are no major problems associated with the disorder, besides being shorter than the average male adult.
Usher – 5 feet 8 inches
Usher has all the confidence that any shorter man would have liked. This wonderful singer and songwriter are really in his own league, which is often the reason why it’s hard to believe he’s only 5 feet 8 inches away. Undoubtedly, his talent is made up of his lack of height. Usher was said to have been the second most successful artist in the 2000s. He called Yeah! one of the biggest hits for him. They featured Lil Jon & Ludacris.
Vin Diesel – 6 feet
Mark Sinclair is an actor, producer, director, and screenwriter from the United States, better known as Vin Diesel. You may know him in particular due to his role as Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious film saga. He is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood! You may have noticed how deep his voice is because his voice broke at the age of 15, which is why he has such a mature voice.
Sylvester Stallone – 5-feet-7 inches
With his self-created role as the boxer Rocky Balboa, Sylvester Stallone, an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and artist, made his debut in 1976. Until the year 2018, he played this role! He was married three times and sustained many injuries throughout his career due to his refusal to double-to-do the risky scenes for him.
Josh Hutcherson – 5 feet 5 inches
This American actor began his career back in early 2000. You might remember him from the movie “Bridge to Terabithia,” but it was his role as Peeta Mellark that stole our hearts. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal was the inspiration for Josh. You might not know about him because he is an advocate for the LGBT community and has gay relatives.
Ben Stiller – 5 feet 7 inches
The American actor, comedian, film producer, film director, and writer is Ben Stiller. He is the son of the comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. Just as he started his acting career and was offered his show, he wrote a few mockumentaries! In many popular movies, he has appeared, including “Night At The Museum,” “Zoolander,” “Madagascar,” and many more.
Tom Hardy – 5 feet 9 inches
This English actor has had so many different roles in many renowned films. From The Dark Knight Rises” to his role in the series, to “Venom” or even Peaky Blinders. He became an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust in 2010, which provides a youth charity foundation with training, mentoring, advice, and personal development. When he was in his mid-20s, Hardy was an alcoholic and a crack-addict. However, he went to rehab and turned around his life; otherwise, he might have ended up contracting AIDS or worse.
Robert Downey Jr. – 5 feet 9 inches
Who would have thought that our hero, our man of iron, was short? The actor became particularly popular when he was young due to his substance abuse problems and trouble with the law. He was arrested, but he turned his life around and boosted his career. He was listed by Forbes magazine from 2013 to 2015 as the highest-paid actor in Hollywood!
Jason Statham – 5 feet 10 inches
Jason Statham is an English actor and film producer. He is normally labeled as the antihero, as most of his roles consist of irredeemable and tough actors. In a lot of action-thriller movies, you’ve seen him, and what’s even more surprising is that he’s usually the one to fight, so why? Because he started to practice kung fu, kickboxing, and karate at a very young age! With him, we don’t want to mess around.
Jon Stewart – 5 feet 6 inches
From 1999 to 2015, you’ve probably heard of this comedian as the host of The Daily Show.” He was known in school as the funny kid, so for this reason, he decided to pursue a career as a comedian. He comes from a Jewish family, even though he does not practice religion. In 2017, he succeeded in opening an animal sanctuary and how he did it.
Frankie Muniz – 5 feet 5 inches
It seems like it was yesterday! This American actor is best known for starring in the “Malcolm in the Middle” sitcom. Thanks to this role, he was nominated for an Emmy Award and twice for a Golden Globe Award. You may also remember him from the movies “Big Fat Liar” and “Agent Cody Banks”… He was considered one of the hottest actors back in the early 2000s, one of Hollywood’s most bankable teens.
Billy Joel – 5 feet 5 inches
He is commonly known as the “Piano Man” after his first biggest hit led him to have a very successful career as a solo artist, to the point that he is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Since his career began, he has released 12 albums! He was diagnosed with depression in 1970 and tried to commit suicide after his career took a hit. After this event, he was treated and constantly monitored.
Nathan Lane – 5 feet 5 inches
This American actor has been in the industry for 45 years! When he was 11, his father died from alcoholism, and his mother had bipolar disorder. He later came out publicly after the death of Mathew Shepperd, a student who was beaten until death just for being gay. Nathan said that when his mother was gay when she said, “I would rather you were dead,” he was a board member of a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS organization.
Tom Holland – 5 feet 8 inches
Tom Holland has become known for his famous role as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, you might be surprised to find out that the talented actor is 5’8″. So far, he’s starred in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. On top of that, he’s appeared in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. In addition to the world of Spider-Man, Tom has been starring in other Hollywood films like the animated movie, Spies in Disguise.
Tom Cruise – 5 feet 7 inches
Standing at 5’7″, the action movie hero Tom Cruise is one star who’s height is talked about a lot. In fact, people have discussed this topic on all kinds of online blogs and forums trying to find the answer to the mystery. Some claim the actor is 5’5″. In fact, there is even a Pinterest board dedicated to all the times the actor has worn heeled boots or tall shoes in order to make himself look taller. When it comes to his work, his latest project has been working on Top Gun 2.
Nick Jonas – 5 feet 6 inches
You must know Nick as part of the fan-favorite trio, the Jonas Brothers. An actor, singer, and songwriter, there is nothing Nick can’t do! By age thirteen, he had been diagnosed with Type I diabetes. For this reason, he needs to use an insulin pump. In the past, he’s dated plenty of big stars like Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez. At the end of the day though, it was fellow actress Priyanka Chopra who stole his heart. The couple tied the knot in 2018.
Pete Wentz – 5 feet 6 inches
Mainly known for being the bassist and songwriter for the famous American rock band, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz is one talented man. In the past, he’s been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has been getting treated for it ever since. After trying to take his own life, he spent a week hospitalized. Thankfully, we can safely say the musician is doing well nowadays. He now has three amazing children.
George Lucas – 5 feet 6 inches
There is not much more to say other than the fact that this man is the genius who created the Star Wars franchise. As if that weren’t enough, he’s also the mastermind behind the Indiana Jones filmes. Back in 2012, he decided to sell his movie company, Lucasfilm to the Walt Disney Company for approximately $4.05 billion! At the time, it was said that Lucas would be donating the entire sum to charity.
Emile Hirsch – 5 feet 7 inches
Emile Hirsch is most famous for his role as Chris McCandless in Into the Wild. The German Jewish, English, and Scotts-Irish actor is 5’7″. While he’s had a run-in with the law back in 2015, he’s come back around since. He’s appeared in many movies and TV shows such as The Girl Next Door, Lords of Dogtown, Alpha Dog, and Speed Racer. Nowadays, he has a couple of projects in the works, but they have yet to be released.
David Spade – 5 Feet 5 Inches
In the past decade, David Space has become incredibly famous in Hollywood – and all over the world. This is mostly thanks to his successful TV and movie career. However, it’s partly thanks to his countless relationships with some of the most famous women in the business. Standing at 5’5″, it looks like he definitely is admired for his great sense of humor and impeccable acting skills. You’ve probably seen him on shows like Rules of Engagement and 8 Simple Rules. As if that weren’t enough, he even voiced the iconic Kuzko in The Emperor’s New Groove.
Jackie Earl Haley – 5 feet 5 inches
Here we have another star who’s become a Hollywood celebrity – Jackie Earl Haley. He might not be as recognizable as some of the others on this list, but he’s appeared and produced some major blockbusters like Watchmen, Little Children, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. You might have seen him in other movies like Dark Shadows, RoboCop, The Dark Tower, and London Has Fallen. A talented actor and producer, Jackie stands at 5’5″.
Breckin Meyer – 5 feet 5 inches
Breckin Meyer was a drummer and vocalist before becoming an actor. However, he decided to make his debut in Hollywood back in 1991 in the movie Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare. Since then, he’s made plenty of appearances in famous movies and TV shows like Clueless, American Dad!, Family Guy, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and a lot more. Just like plenty of other talented actors on this list, Breckin is 5’5″ tall.
Giovanni Ribisi – 5 feet 7 inches
As the son of an actress, Giovanni Ribisi seems to have been inspired by his upbringing when choosing a career. After all, it was his mother who was able to land him his first role – a part in the Highway to Heaven TV series. Ever since then, he’s been appearing in TV shows and Hollywood films. You’ve most likely seen him in shows like Friends and My Name is Earl. In terms of movies, his most known role is in the Ted movies. Standing at 5’7″, it’s clear that makes no difference to the actor.
Jason Alexander – 5 feet 3 inches
He might be most famous for one particular TV role, but Jason Alexander has done more than enough throughout his career to earn the success he has now. Jason is a multi-talented performer who’s famous for his acting roles in addition to his comedic skills. Naturally, both of these skills came into play when he was playing George Costanza on Seinfeld. However, the actor is shorter than you might think, standing at 5’3″.
Tim Roth – 5 feet 7 inches
Tim Roth is a British actor who happens to be a 5’7″ tall accent expert. Before his success as an actor, he caught the eye of the one and only famous director, Quentin Tarantino, who then placed him in several films. From Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms to The Hateful Eight, Tom sky-rocketed to fame and made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. Since then, he’s appeared in TV shows as well such as Lie to Me.
Freddy Rodriguez – 5 feet 6 inches
Who doesn’t love a well-dressed man? Standing at 5’6″, Freddy Rodriguez is an American actor and producer who’s most famous for playing in movies like Planet Terror, Poseidon, and Harsh Times. On top of that, he’s appeared in hit TV shows like Ugly Betty, Scrubs, American Dad!, Family Guy, and ER. From all his projects as an actor and producer, he’s most known for his role as Hector Federico “Rico” Diaz on Six Feet Under.
James Cagney – 5 feet 4 inches
James Cagney has been described as “maybe the greatest actor who ever appeared in front of a camera” by the one and only Orson Welles. While he was 5’4″ tall, that did nothing to thwart James’ ambitions and achievements in his lifetime. He was a great actor and dancer who gained plenty of recognition. He was famous for giving incredible energetic performances. It makes sense that he’d won numerous awards as well.
Billy Boyd – 5 feet 5 inches
Billy Boyd is a 5’5″ Scottish-born actor who just so happens to be incredibly talented. Since he played Pippin in The Lord of the Rings franchise, he’s gained immense success and fame. His acting portfolio is very diverse, to say the least. He’s acted in movies like Seed of Chucky, Tell It to the Bees, and Stone of Destiny. On top of that, he’s appeared in plenty of TV shows as well, including The Simpsons, Grey’s Anatomy, and Hollywood.
David Archuleta – 5 feet 5 inches
You probably know David Archuleta from his appearance on the 7th season of American Idol. He was one of the youngest participants at the time seeing as he was only 16 years old. Despite the fact that his main focus is music, he acts too. He may be 5’5″, but that means nothing to us. He’s appeared in shows like Hannah Montana, iCarly, and Nandito Ako. At the moment, he’s working on music and philanthropy.
Henry Winkler – 5 feet 5 inches
It’s most likely you know Henry Winkler from his role as Fonz in Happy Days. The 5’5″ actor has done much more than that throughout his successful career. He’d known he wanted to become an actor from a young age. For this reason, when he finally got his first role as an extra on a game show in New York, he was over the moon. This was despite the fact that he only got paid $10 for the role. He made his claim to fame in 1974 when Happy Days came out.
Sean Astin – 5 feet 5 inches
Sean Astin has been acting and performing from a young age. Standing at 5’5″, the actor is most famous for his role on The Goonies, playing Michael “Mikey” Walsh. Naturally, he’s appeared in plenty of other shows and movies like 50 First Dates, The Lord of the Rings, and Stranger Things. His most recent project was playing the role of Pete Andrews in the hit TV show, Supergirl. On top of that, he’s appeared in shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine too.
Shia LaBeouf – 5 feet 7 inches
Shia LaBeouf became famous when he appeared on the Disney TV show, Even Stevens. He did have roles in known shows prior to that, but his breakthrough only happened after his debut on Disney. Back in 2001, the 5’7″ actor got a Young Artist Award nomination and won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2003 for his role on the Disney show. Ever since he’s become a Hollywood celebrity, he’s appeared in many movies and TV shows.
Cillian Murphy – 5 feet 7 inches
Standing at 5’7″, the Irish actor and musician began acting and gained fame rather quickly thanks to his incredible talents. One the two-character stage drama, Disco Pigs, came to be, Cillian Murphy began getting more and more acting roles in Hollywood. He ended up playing in movies like Batman Begins, Watchmen, and The Dark Knight. Of course, his success brought about awards as well – he’s been nominated for a Golden Globe as well as a BAFTA Award.