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I Thought You'd Be Taller: Celebs Who Are Shorter Than You Realized

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Celebrities appear larger than life on screen, which is a real bonus for some actors who didn't inherit tall genes from their parents. Many men who play tough guys on screen aren't tall at all, and many famous female singers who can belt it out are quite petite. Here are celebrities who prove big personalities, voices, and stage presence are much more important than height — or lack thereof — when it comes to fame and fortune.


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Humphrey Bogart
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Humphrey Bogart

5 feet 8 inches

Considering the presence Humphrey Bogart has in movies like "Casablanca," you'd think that he must be a physical presence, too. But he was only 5 feet 8 inches — and actually an inch shorter than his movie star and model wife, Lauren Bacall. 


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Tom Cruise
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Tom Cruise

5 feet 7 inches

Tom Cruise is known for his sex appeal and prolific action film roles, which is a little unusual considering he's only 5 feet 7 inches. All three of his wives have been taller than him, including Nicole Kidman, who is 5 feet 10 inches.


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Al Pacino
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Al Pacino

5 feet 6 inches

Legendary Hollywood actor Al Pacino has an acting triple crown — an Oscar, two Tonys, and two Emmys — though he never won an Oscar for his iconic performance in "The Godfather" series. He played that rough Italian mobster at 5 feet 6 inches.


Elijah Wood
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Elijah Wood

5 feet 6 inches

Elijah Wood was born to play the lead hobbit in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy since he's only 5 feet 6 inches tall. His boyish looks didn't hurt either, even though he was 20 when the first film came out.


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Henry Winkler
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Henry Winkler

5 feet 6 inches

Arthur Fonzarelli, better known as The Fonz, was only 5 feet 6 inches on "Happy Days" because that's how tall Henry Winkler is. You can compare your size to his if you visit the Bronze Fonz, a life-size Fonzie statue in Milwaukee, where "Happy Days" was set.


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Kevin Hart
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Kevin Hart

5 feet 5 inches

Kevin Hart definitively proves you don't have to be tall to be funny. His 5 feet 5 inches stature is often used as a foil to larger actors, like in the Jumanji movies where he was cast opposite big guy Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. 


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Daniel Radcliffe

5 feet 5 inches

When Daniel Radcliffe starred as Harry Potter at 11, his not-fully-grown height wasn't an issue. Now that he's a 5'5" adult, it might come up more often — though it didn't stop him from landing the role of Weird Al Yankovic, who's just over 6 feet, in an upcoming biopic.


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Michael J. Fox
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Michael J. Fox

5 feet 4 inches

The two roles Michael J. Fox is most known for are both teenage characters, so his short stature was never a problem for Alex P. Keaton or Marty McFly. One "Family Ties" producer was worried about it though, and ate crow once Fox became a household name thanks to "Back to the Future".


Scarlett Johansson
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Scarlett Johansson

5 feet 3 inches  

Scarlett Johansson fits a lot of fierce characters into a compact 5-foot-3-inch frame. Her role as Black Widow in a number of Marvel blockbuster hits including "Avengers: End Game" made her the highest-paid actress in 2018 and 2019.

Kim Kardashian
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Kim Kardashian

5 feet 2 inches

Reality TV and social media superstar Kim Kardashian has a much bigger personality than her 5'2" frame lets on. She's the middle sister in her famous family in both age and height — Kourtney is 5 feet even, while Khloe towers over them at 5 feet 10 inches.


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Kristen Bell
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Kristen Bell

5 feet 1inch

Kristen Bell's outgoing personality is barely contained in her petite 5-feet-1-inch body. "The Good Place" star and voice of Anna in "Frozen" is married to Dax Shepard, who towers over her by 13 inches. 


Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga

5 feet 1 inch

Who knew a voice so powerful could come out of tiny little Lady Gaga? Her elaborate costumes that often include hats and platform heels hide her true height pretty well, but she's only 5-feet-1-inch tall.


Reese Witherspoon
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Reese Witherspoon

5 feet 1 inch

Southern belle Reese Witherspoon is 5 feet 1 inch, but that hasn't stopped her from having a successful acting career. She's best known for the lead role in "Legally Blonde," won an Oscar for playing June Carter Cash in "Walk the Line," and now focuses on television roles.


Stevie Nicks
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Stevie Nicks

5 feet 1 inch

Stevie Nicks commands any stage she's on, no matter how large, despite being only 5 feet 1 inch. She's the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: first as a member of Fleetwood Mac, and again 21 years later as a solo artist.

Paula Abdul
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Paula Abdul

5 feet

Five-feet-tall dance maven, singer, and choreographer Paula Abdul was discovered as a Los Angeles Lakers cheerleader when she was just 18. She put out some of the most iconic albums of the 1990s, and was a popular contestant judge on "American Idol".


Dolly Parton
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Dolly Parton

5 feet

Singer and songwriter Dolly Parton is a living legend that commands the attention of any room she's in despite her 5-foot stature. Her humble upbringing has kept her down-to-earth and contributed to her philanthropic ways, including her childhood literacy program that has provided millions of books to kids.


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Kristin Chenoweth
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Kristin Chenoweth

4 feet 11 inches

It's hard to think of actress and broadway star Kristin Chenoweth as anything but adorable given her sub-five-foot height. When she was only 12, she performed a song appropriately titled "Four Feet Eleven" at a church event, and eventually went on to win a Tony Award.


Danny DeVito
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Danny DeVito

4 feet 10 inches

Danny DeVito's short stature is the result of Fairbank's disease, a rare genetic disorder that affects bone growth. Regardless, the funnyman has made quite a Hollywood career for himself, from movies like "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" to TV hits like "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia". 


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