When you see famous actors up on the big screen, they may appear larger than life. But sometimes that presence is a Hollywood illusion. For proof, look no further than these celebrity men who are shorter than you might have thought.
Whether they are surprisingly short actors, pop stars, or comedians, these men prove that you don’t have to be six feet tall to make it in the entertainment industry. There are plenty of leading men who are short and make it work. For example, Prince was 5’3″ (though this may have been for the best – if he were any taller, he might have been too much larger than life to handle).
From Bruno Mars and Tom Cruise to Aziz Ansari and Daniel Radcliffe, here are some celebrity men who are relatively short – or at least shorter than you thought. But on the bright side, they’re the perfect on-screen matches for famous women who are teeny-tiny.
Despite his larger-than-life legacy, Prince measured just 5’3.”
Michael J. Fox is 5’5.” It adds to his eternally boyish charm.
Bruno Mars definitely has a massive stage presence, but he only stands at 5’5.”
Harry Potter may be a master of spells, but he couldn’t cast one to make Daniel Radcliffe a little bit taller. He’s 5’5.”
At 5’5,” it’s clear that Lil Wayne’s nickname isn’t ironic.
Dustin Hoffman stands just under 5’6.”
Aziz Ansari is 5’6,” though he looks a million miles tall in his signature snazzy suits.
When you think Macaulay Culkin, you likely remember him as a small child. But as a grown-up, he’s still on the short side, coming in at 5’7.”
Elijah Wood stands at just 5’6,” making him ideal casting as a hobbit.
He frequently plays an intimidating tough guy, but Al Pacino is really just 5’7.”
It’s hard to tell since he tends to sit behind desks, but Jon Stewart is 5’7.”
Tom Cruise has claimed to be 5’9,” but he’s actually about 5’7.”