These Male Celebrities Are Shortest Men In Hollywood But Have The Biggest Names!

In the US, the average height is 5 feet 9 inches tall. However, not everyone has luckily reached this height— even the men in Hollywood. Several male celebrities are shorter than the average size. But despite their short stature, they have more prominent personalities, names, and even fame.
Well, who needs to be tall if you are as great as Al Pacino or as good-looking as Tom Cruise? Surely, it will never be an issue for these guys. Although they are shorter than the average person, they have managed to make a big name in the industry, credits to their excellent acting talent.
These two, along with other male celebrities, are not blessed with a tall height, prove that their stand is never a hindrance to become successful. The most important things are that they have the looks, the talent, and what it takes to be one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors.
Without further ado, meet these male celebrities who are considered the shortest men in Hollywood but biggest in names.

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill stands 5 feet 7 inches. Although it is not too small, it hasn’t reached the average male height either. Despite that, the 36-year-old star has managed to make a name for himself in Hollywood as an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and, of course, comedian.
Hill used to be on the heavier side, but he successfully shed off the pounds – which became a more significant issue than his height itself. Credits to his nutritionist, he has lost a considerable amount of body fat that made him look good today. His Jump Street co-star Channing Tatum, known for his buff body, also has something to do with it. Tatum usually gives Hill weight loss advice, like eating less and working out, which are deemed to be effective.

Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman is only 5 feet and 6 ½ inches. However, he doesn’t let his shorter stand affect him at all. The 49-year-old star said in an interview that something big is not insurance that it is better. He even uses it as his advantage, leading the 2012 movie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Freeman said he is in the film for a reason, and we seem to know what that reason is.
Anyhow, the English actor seems just to make fun of his height. As they say, size doesn’t matter, which he proves right several times. He is included in some of the best TV and movie projects, like Sherlock opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Fargo. He is also part of Black Panther and led the Netflix movie Cargo.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jonathan Taylor Thomas may only be 5 feet 6 inches tall, but he has a huge role in Hollywood. Aside from being an actor, the 39-year-old star is also a director – a feat that not everyone can do. He has directed three episodes of the famed TV series Last Man Standing, in which he also stars as John Baker/Randy.
He also gets acting credits from several TV and movie projects, like The Extra, Veronica Mars, 8 Simple Rules, Smallville, and more. He rose to prominence when he joined the sitcom Home Improvement when he was a teenager that made him a heartthrob in the 1990s. He also lent his voice for Simba in the animated movie, The Lion King and Pinocchio in 1996’s The Adventures of Pinocchio.

Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart stood 5 feet 8 inches – just an inch shy to reach the average male height. He might be the tallest guy on this list, but he still worried that fans might find him too small compared to his Casablanca co-star, Ingrid Bergman, who was 5 feet 7 ½ inches tall. Just half an inch more, and they would have had the same height, mostly if she wore high heels.
So, to make amends, Bergman made some adjustments to some degree. She had to slouch her body when they were seated together on the sofa in some scenes. To make him look taller, Bogart had to sit on extra cushions, so it would never feel awkward for him, Bergman, and their viewers.

Alan Ladd

Another star who had some issues with his tall co-stars was Alan Ladd. The film noir star of the 1940s only stood 5 feet 6 inches and would stand on boxes at times to make him appear as tall as his female counterparts. Her leading ladies were also not allowed to wear high heels but flat ballet shoes instead – huge savings from their investment money. They also had to lower their heights by standing in trenches.
Despite his short height, it was never a problem for Ladd at all. He still found success during the 1940s to the 1950s. Aside from being an actor, he was also a TV producer. Some of the successful films he did were Shane, This Gun for Hire, The Glass Key, and The Blue Dahlia.

Dave Franco

Dave Franco is 5 feet 7 inches tall. He is relatively shorter than his older brother, James Franco, who stands 5 feet 11 inches tall, but it is never an issue at all. He is a successful actor and director who started his career by doing small roles. He then had a starring role in the comedy series Scrubs and a breakthrough in the movie 21 Jump Street.
When he did the zombie drama Warm Bodies in 2013, he was asked what he would do if the undead took over the world. He then gave credits to his height, saying he would put it to good use by going up in the hills and shooting every one of the zombies from above. The tall guys? They would be below, fighting the undead.

James McAvoy

James McAvoy may be a little short in his height of 5 feet 7 inches, but he is big in talent. His most notable TV work is the thriller TV series State of Play and the science fiction miniseries, Children of Dune. Who could also forget his outstanding performance in the 2016 movie, Split?
Despite the huge credits he receives for his acting, McAvoy said he’s not the classic lead man, like Brad Pitt. Although he acknowledged he was not ugly, he’s just not that kind of guy. The 41-year-old star said these things when he did the 2007 romantic war drama, Atonement, opposite Keira Knightley. His other most remarkable film projects are Glass and X-Men: First Class, among others.

Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari stands 5 feet 6 inches, which seems to be the short male celebrities’ standard height on this list. He is an alum of the hit sitcom Parks and Recreation and a famed actor, writer, producer, director, and comedian.
Despite his small height, he managed to out-dress Jon Hamm, whose height is 6 feet 2 inches, saying it was a win for “short men worldwide.” At the time, they both donned dark blue suits, thanks to their credit cards. But despite the similarities of their outfit, Ansari’s outfit looked much well-tailored. It was said to be a great example of how a perfect cloth could make a man stand a foot taller than anyone else. For fairness, Hamm is just a few inches taller than Ansari.

Jonathan Lipnicki

Jonathan Lipnicki is just an inch shy to have the average height of a man. He stands 5 feet 8 inches, and his size is never a problem at all. He started in the business at the tender age of five. He had already worked with the big names in Hollywood, like Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger in the movie Jerry Maguire. If you could remember the kid in the eyeglasses, yep, that’s him, and he is now 30 years old. He is also the kid in the family-friendly films Stuart Little and Like Mike.
Despite his success as a child actor, Lipnicki doesn’t want to use it as his insurance to make it big in Hollywood. He still wants to continue taking theatre classes to improve his skills more.

Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood’s height, which stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall, is maybe a huge advantage for him. Why? Just like Steve Martin, he may be in The Lord of the Rings trilogy movie for a reason. Here, he played the role of a hobbit, as well as other The Hobbit movies, which were part of the franchise. Don’t get us wrong; Wood rose to prominence because of these films. His height is also never an issue at all.
Although he is best known as Frodo Baggins, Wood revealed he was often mistaken for the Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe. The degree of their faces’ similarities is uncanny. Wood is also proud that he is an inch taller than Radcliffe, who is 5 feet 5 inches tall.

Tom Cruise

Nobody knows the exact height of Tom Cruise, but some say he is 5 feet 7 inches tall. Aside from his big career and controversial love life, there are a lot of talks about his height. If you’re Cruise, one of the A-list stars in Hollywood, this is not surprising at all. There are assumptions that the 58-year-old star only stands 5 feet 5 inches.
In fact, there are claims he is only making an investment on heeled boots or shoe lifts to make him appear taller than he is. With his fame, it looks like it is never an issue at all. His height has nothing to do with his successes, especially in his excellent acting skills and stunts that will be once again seen in the upcoming Mission Impossible 7.

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars may be small in height but not in his career. He stands 5 feet 5 inches, but he is one of the world’s most famous performers. His talent is also not only confined to being a singer. He is also a songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, and dancer.
He gets credits for his invaluable stage performances. He can almost do anything, from pop to R&B to funk to soul to reggae to hip hop and even to rock. The 35-year-old star’s songs are not only limited to streaming services; fans can also hear his music as part of film soundtracks, like in Pitch Perfect. Mars also ventured into acting. He lent his voice to the role of Robert in the animated movie series Rio 2.

Jack Black

Will Jack Black be affected by his height? He is not too small anyway. He stands 5 feet 7 inches – a giant in the movie Gulliver’s Travels. The 51-year-old is indeed a big man in Hollywood. Besides being an actor, he is also a famous comedian, singer, songwriter, and YouTuber. He is part of the renowned comedy rock duo, Tenacious D, opposite Kyle Gass.
He has also made a big name for himself, appearing in a number of films such as High Fidelity, Shallow Hal, King Kong, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and more. Black’s acting credits will also not be complete without the 2003 hit movie, School of Rock. Today, he is mostly busy on his own YouTube channel, Jablinski Games, featuring his everyday life with his son and gaming content with millions of subscribers.

Dustin Hoffman

If you’re Dustin Hoffman, will your height still matter? The 83-year-old star has a lot of box office hit movies that can speak for themselves. He is also an award-winning actor who has bagged several credits and accolades. Some of the most successful films he did are The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Rain Man, and Hook. He may stand 5 feet 6 inches tall, but his success is much bigger than this.
In an interview, Hoffman said he was well aware of his height. So, he was quite surprised that director Mike Nichols still cast him to be part of the 1967 film The Graduate despite being shorter than other actors. He explained Nichols chose to give the role to a “short, funny-looking guy” instead of a tall, handsome man.

Al Pacino

Al Pacino may only stand 5 feet 7 inches, but he has one of Hollywood’s most successful careers. He has a career spanning over five decades, receiving numerous awards and nominations from different award-giving bodies. In fact, he is one of the few performers who have received the Triple Crown of Acting.
The 80-year-old star is mostly known for his gangster roles, like in The Godfather, Scarface, and his most recent film, The Irishman. But did you know that when he did The Godfather in the 1970s, the Paramount producers thought he was too short for his role? The degree of actor they were looking for at a time was someone who was like Robert Redford, who stands 5 feet 9 inches. However, the film director, Francis Ford Coppola, supported Pacino instead.

Joe Pesci

Many have noticed Joe Pesci does not reach the standard height of men in the US. He only stands 5 feet 4 inches, but he is still known as an overall bad guy. The 77-year-old star proves a man does not need to be big to be intimidating. He just needs to be part of Martin Scorsese films and works with the likes of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.
Oh, in case you forget, he is the bad guy in the iconic film Home Alone, who needs the help of his lawyer with all the wrongdoings his character did to Kevin. Other films that star Pesci are My Cousin Vinnie, Casino, Goodfellas, and the most recent is the acclaimed Netflix movie The Irishman.

Kevin Hart

Your all-around funny guy, Kevin Hart, stands 5 feet 4 and a half inches. Well, you do not have to be a big man to make everyone laugh. All he needs is with and a perfect degree of sense of humor. The 41-year-old star makes his height a subject of his jokes, and he does not mind.
In one of his videos, Hart revealed that what people might know about him was his height. Some people thought he was only 5 five 4 inches, but he liked to emphasize he was half an inch bigger than that. Hart’s claim was said to be his response in a magazine’s infographic about his height that said he was only 5 feet 2 inches tall.

Nathan McMullen

Nathan McMullen rose to prominence when he did the role of Fin in Misfits and a barman in Kelly + Victor. But what people do not know about him is he only stands 5 feet 3 inches. Well, his height is never a big issue for either him or his career at all. He has done several TV and movie projects.
He also has credits in the renowned TV series Doctor Who as Wolf the elf. Other shows that he did are The Driver, Coronation Street: A Knight’s Tale, Headless: The Ed Shales Story, and Shooting Fish. McMullen is also into theatre and returned on stage to continue his work for Everyman Theater. Some of the plays he did are Paint Your Wagon, The Big I Am, and A Clockwork Orange.

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox is also one of the shortest men in Hollywood. He stands 5 feet 4 inches tall, but that does not stop him from conquering the entertainment industry. Back in the 1980s to the early 1990s, the 59-year-old star dominated the big screen with his Back to the Future movie series that ran for three movies until 1990. He also led the TV series Family Ties from 1982 to 1989. Today, Fox is rarely seen both on the small and big screens.
He now mostly spends his time to spread awareness for his advocacy regarding Parkinson’s Disease. With the right investment money, Fox has raised almost $1 billion to support the said cause. Aside from his incredible acting career, people also salute Fox for his move.

Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito may be the shortest man in Hollywood on this list. He only stands 4 feet 11 inches, but he is one of the most famous stars in the industry, not to mention one with the biggest names.
In an old interview, the 75-year-old star said he wanted to be comfortable with his height and have friends by compensating for his short size with his big personality. He found it most awkward when there were school dances. Despite his stand, DeVito got credits for being a fan-favorite. People loved him when he was on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Also, who would ever forget his roles in Matilda and Twins? He, too, perfectly gave justice to Penguin’s role in the 1992 Tim Burton movie, Batman Returns.

Richard Dreyfuss

The 1975 iconic film, Jaws, will never be complete without Richard Dreyfuss. He is one of the biggest names in Hollywood in the 1970s to 1980s, and his height of 5 feet 5 inches is never a problem at all. When you have talent like Dreyfuss, you will appear prominent on the small screen, and nobody may notice your height.
With this feat, Dreyfuss is not shy of his height at all. He even acknowledged it and said in an interview that it was a part of him. As they say, size is not an insurance that someone can be great if they are big. Dreyfuss seems to be an often collaborator of Steven Spielberg back then. He was also part of another iconic Spielberg film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese does not need an introduction at all, as his name speaks volumes about himself to a certain degree. The 77-year-old personality has been in the business since the 1950s. In his over six-decade spanning career, he has proven time and over again that his small height – he is about 5 feet 3 inches – is never a problem at all.
Scorsese is one of the most critically acclaimed directors of the New Hollywood era. He is heavily regarded as one of the most significant and influential directors in film history. Who will ever forget Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, The Wolf of Wall Street, and the most recent The Irishman, with his often collaborators Robert De Niro, Leonardo Di Carpio, and more? In case you do not know, Scorsese also tried acting, making an appearance on Curb Your Enthusiasm and 30 Rock.

Seth Green

Seth Green may only be 5 feet 4 inches, but his tall wife, Clare Grant, knows he has a big heart. His 41-year-old spouse is a known model who stands 5 feet 6 inches – two inches taller than her husband. But it is never a problem for the couple at all.
The height discrepancy is not a big deal when they both share the same interest. They bond over their love for fast food and comics, which can turn into a major investment for the two. And it sure does. Green directed the Robot Chicken Star Wars and some DC Comics specials. He is also the co-creator, executive producer, and most-frequent voice on Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken. Aside from that, Green is a known voice artist, comedian, and writer.


He may be small in height, but Prince is a big name in the music industry. He is an icon in his own right. The singer-songwriter was 5 feet 2 inches tall, and he often donned heels to make him look bigger. Well, as someone who was heavily regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation, he might have abused swiping his credit cards here and there to buy the right shoes that would make him appear taller.
Anyhow, with his success, it was never an issue at all. He said he worse heels women liked them. Aside from singing, Prince also ventured into acting. He starred in the 1984 movie Purple Rain, which was also the title of his hit song. He also made a rare cameo on the comedy series New Girl.

Scott Caan

Scott Caan only stands 5 feet 5 inches, but his role on Hawaii Five-0 as Detective Sergeant Danny “Danno” Williams makes him a six-footer. He has been on the show from start to finish. Aside from his height, the 44-year-old star quickly gets attention because of his looks and signature slicked-back hairstyle.
In an interview, Caan revealed he got this style by being heavily influenced by the greasers in the 1983 movie The Outsiders. He even said that the only other things he had ever done were to shave his head bald and wear a Mohawk. Fortunately, his hair would just go back with the degree of thickness it always had. Aside from the CBS TV series, Caan also appeared in the movies Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, and Varsity Blues.

Daniel Radcliffe

Did you know that your favorite Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe, stands 5 feet 5 inches? He may not be big in height, but he is big in talent and name. The famous movie and book franchise would never be complete without the 31-year-old star. He rose to prominence, credits to this movie series from he was a child until his early adulthood.
However, there were claims Raddcliffe’s height was holding him back in Hollywood, which he vehemently denied. He said in an interview that his stature never put limits to the roles he could play. He even cited Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise as examples of short male celebrities who made it big in the business. Radcliffe said like them; he could also play different roles.

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin used his small height, which was 5 feet 4 inches, to his advantage. He rose to prominence during the silent film area, making everyone laugh with his looks, actions, and moves. Who could ever forget the guy who was wearing a bowler hat with a slick black mustache and a cane? This role in the movie The Tramp made Chaplin genuinely iconic.
His small stature gave Chaplin an edge in the world of comedy. Although he never used it as his insurance to fame, it just did so. His being small helped with contrast, which, at the time, was a major key to comedy. He even said that if he were poorly treated, it was always a big man doing it, which showed the difference between the big and the little, which made the audience sympathized with him.

Tom Hollander

Tom Hollander never minds his 5 feet 4 inches height. With a career spanning almost four decades, is a shorter height a big issue at all? If you are as successful as this 53-year-old English actor, not at all.
In an interview, Hollander himself never thought of himself as a short guy. Being in the entertainment business should have made him more conscious of that. However, being a degree holder and doing several hit films and TV projects, he feels big about himself. He was part of The Night Manager, Pride & Prejudice, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more. Hollander has also received many recognitions and accolades that helped him not think of his height or even notice it.

Ken Jeong

Another all-around funny guy that is relatively shorter in height but half an inch taller than Kevin Hart is Ken Jeong. He stands 5 feet 5 inches and famously known as a stand-up comedian, actor, producer, writer, TV personality, and believe it or not; he is a licensed physician. He has a medical degree and used to be a general practitioner before he started his acting career.
His breakout role has something to do with his old profession – a doctor in the comedy movie Knocked Up. Aside from this, the 51-year-old actor also appeared in The Hangover movie series, Role Models, Furry Vengeance, Ride Along 2, Crazy Rich Asians, and the TV series Community. Jeong is now married to Tran Jeong, and they now have two kids.

Simon Helberg

Simon Helberg rose to prominence when he played the role of the super geeky guy, Howard Wolowitz, in the iconic sitcom The Big Bang Theory for 12 years. In this role alone, he earned a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, and despite not reaching the average American guy height, he still made it to the movie world. The 39-year-old star has managed to have a role in the musical movie Annette and a starring role with the great Meryl Streep in the comedy-drama Florence Foster Jenkins.
Other projects that Helberg gets credits for are the sketch comedy series MADtv, the miniseries Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Old School, Good Night, and Good Luck, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, and A Serious Man.

Johnny Galecki

Another The Big Bang Theory star who is short in height but not in talent is Johnny Galecki. He stands 5 feet 5 inches and is popularly known as the genius physicist Leonard Hofstadter. He has nothing to say about his stature, which is not a big issue at all. But, the 45-year-old actor has a lot to say about all the geeks out there.
Compared to the early days where geeks are seen as boring, Galecki said in an interview they are now akin to “modern-day rock stars.” Even Nobel Prize winners wanted to be part of The Big Bang Theory when it was still airing because of its theme. He continued the image of a scientist had drastically changed in the last 10 to 15 years. They could be compared to Steve Jobs to some degree, making them the “rock stars of his age”.

David Faustino

Surely, David Faustino will be best remembered for the sitcom Married with Children, aired from 1987 to 1998. He also tried his luck by venturing into the music scene, launching a rap career with the name D’ Lil. Well, he might have thought of his height, which fell at 5 foot 3 inches, when he thought of his rap name, or it might just be like Lil’ Wayne, Lil’ Dicky, and others with “Lil” in their names. He released an album in 1992 and was featured in a video for KRS-One in 1995.
Anyhow, the 46-year-old star also gets credits as a radio personality. He is the host of the Old Scratch Radio on Skee 24/7 on Dash Radio. His other projects are The Legend of Korra and Star-ving.

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg is just an inch shy of reaching the standard height of the men in the US. He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall, and for some, it is not small at all. The 49-year-old star rose to prominence as one of the finest action stars of today. He is also known for their family’s reality show, Wahlburgers, featuring their burger business. By the looks of it, Wahlberg is not only a good actor but also someone good at making investments.
His family show ended after ten seasons last year, which is considered an enormous achievement. Wahlberg started in the entertainment business in the 1980s. Aside from being an actor, he also used to be a rapper, using the stage name of Marky Mark. Well, it was not a surprise at all. In case you don’t know, he is the kid brother of Donny from the boy band, New Kids on the Block.

Jerry Stiller

Did you know that Jerry Stiller only stands 5 feet 5 inches? He might be small in height but not in talent. He was a famed comedian, actor, and author. He was also the father of another renowned comedian, Ben Stiller, whom he worked with in Zoolander. Jerry was known for other acting credits: The Heartbreak Kid, Seinfeld, and The King of Queens.
But long before he made the modern generation laugh, he used to wow everyone, along with his wife, Anne Meara. The two were known as the best husband-and-wife comedy duo of the 1960s. Jerry also frequented The Ed Sullivan Show in the early days. Aside from Ben, Jerry also had one daughter, Amy Stiller, who is also in the entertainment business as a stand-up comedian like him.

Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal may only be 5 feet 7 inches, but he is not short in talent. He can almost do anything in the entertainment business, from being an actor to a comedian. He is also a singer, writer, producer, director, and TV host. You name it, and the 72-year-old star can do it. He rose to prominence in the 1970s to the 1980s, thanks to his role as Joe Dallas on the sitcom Soap. He also used to be a cast member and host of Saturday Night Live.
In the 1980s to the 1990s, he conquered the silver screen with his movie credits, Rabbit Test, The Princess Bride, Throw Momma from the Train, When Harry Met Sally, and more that turned to be critical and box office success.

Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony stands 5 feet and six and a half inches tall, and it never hinders his success in the music scene. He is a Grammy award-winner, a songwriter, actor, record executive, TV producer, and philanthropist. In case you don’t know, he is also the top-selling tropical salsa artist of all time.
But aside from making a name in the music world, the 52-year-old star also tried to venture into acting. He gets movie credits in Hackers and The Substitute in the 1990s. In the early 2000s, he got a more significant role in Man on Fire, where he played a wealthy Mexico City businessman. Anthony became the town’s talk when he tied the knot with Jennifer Lopez but they ended up parting ways. Anyhow, the couple remains to be amicable and shares two kids.

Zac Efron

He is 5 feet 7 inches tall, but will fans still think of Zac Efron’s height with his looks? The now-33-year-old star rose to prominence when he did High School Musical trilogy in the 2000s. The degree of fame he had then was so high he used to be the man of every girl’s dream. He has managed to maintain his celebrity status and became one of the most sought after stars of his generation.
He was also part of other musical films, like Hairspray and 17 Again. Most recently, he did the uber-successful 2017 movie The Greatest Showman. Efron also appeared in the 2017 revival of Baywatch. Today, it looks like Efron remains single, so fans who still have a crush on Efron still have high hopes.

Toby Jones

You can consider Toby Jones short due to his height of 5 feet 5 inches, but you can see him everywhere. Ever since he did the Truman Capote biopic Infamous in 2006, he had several movies coming. He was seen in the films Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom, Dad’s Army, and Disney’s Christopher Robin, among others.
This may surprise you – he is also the voice of Dobby in the Harry Potter movies. However, if you wanted to hear him as Dobby again, saying Harry Potter’s name, he might not heed. In an interview, the 54-year-old star revealed he was already retired from doing Dobby’s voice. He has yet to retire as an actor, probably saving up for more investment money of his own.

Jeremy Renner

You probably know Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in The Avengers film series, but he has other successful movies that he did as well. These roles make the 49-year-old star appear bigger than his height of 5 feet 7 and a half inches. He started appearing in the independent films Dahmer and Neo Ned. He then began to have supporting roles in bigger films, like S.W.A.T. and 28 Weeks Later, until he led his own movie, The Bourne Legacy. From one movie to another, Renner also gained accolades and recognitions. The degree of acting talent he showed is genuinely commendable.
He has also become one of the most bankable stars, grossing over $3.5 billion in North America alone and more than $9.8 billion all over the world. In 2011, he officially joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and he is now most famously known as Hawkeye.

Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas almost did not reach the standard height of men in the US. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall, but it has nothing to do with his success. Sure, it may be more pleasing to see taller guys, but the 60-year-old star proves height is not an issue at all. He manages to become a famed actor, film producer, and director. He has also received several awards and credits, thanks to his excellent acting talent.
But did you know that his first intent was to become a soccer player? An accident when he was only 14 years old dashed Banderas of becoming a professional soccer player. So, he has set his eyes on acting instead. Now, he is one of the A-list stars in Hollywood.

Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo has appeared in several Hollywood movies. He is a frequent collaborator of the filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, who also happens to be his cousin. Some of the films he did are El Mariachi, Sin City, From Dusk till Dawn, and Spy Kids, among others. His first lead role came when he did Machete in 2010, while his first-ever movie was 1985, Runaway Train.
But aside from his work in Hollywood, Trejo also gets praises for being a counselor for young people at risk. This role even gives him recognition from the Los Angeles City Council. Despite his success, Trejo remains to be simple. All he wants to be a stay-at-home dad, making art with his kids. Aside from the benefits given by their home security system, he can look after them, too.

Giancarlo Esposito

Who doesn’t love Giancarlo Esposito? The degree of his acting is superb, mainly when he played the role of Gus Fring in the hit TV series Breaking Bad and its spinoff, Better Call Saul. He knows how to perfectly leave everyone in awe with his talent, owning every role he is doing. Although some find him small for his height of 5 feet 8 inches, the 62-year-old shared in an interview that he’s always “energetic and excitable.”

Robert Downey, Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. is maybe 5 feet 7 inches in height, but the amount of fame and success he has achieved is gigantic. He has received commercial success in middle age, giving him a good credit report. Despite everything he has gone through, the 55-year-old star proves someone can be so much better.
He found ultimate success when he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing the role of Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man. From the Iron Man movie series, which made him ultra-famous, he started The Avengers franchise. Downey manages to maintain his celebrity status, making him one of the most known celebrities today. He is one of the world’s highest-paid actors, not to mention one of the most bankable, grossing billions in the box office worldwide.

Woody Allen

Another successful star who is believed to be small in height is Woody Allen. He stands 5 feet 5 inches, but he is never short in talent and success. He is one of the most comedians in Hollywood. He is also a director, writer, and actor whose career is spanning over six decades. He is not afraid to make an investment in his own movie, like Annie Hall and Manhattan, which became two of his most famous works.
The 84-year-old star started in the business at the age of 15. At the time, he was only writing jokes for a newspaper. Despite his advancing age, Allen has no plans to retire yet. He continuously makes everyone laugh with his TV and movie projects.

Emilio Estevez

Emilio Estevez comes from a family of actors. He is the son of Martin Sheen, making him the brother of Charlie Sheen. He stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, the same height as his dad, although a few inches shorter than his brother. The 58-year-old star conquered the entertainment scene during the 1980s, getting credits for doing the movies that shaped the said era, like The Outsiders, The Breakfast Club, and St. Elmo’s Fire.
Eventually, Estevez found his right niche – an independent filmmaker. He is also a screenwriter and producer. One of his most recent films, The Public, which he starred and directed, featured him as a Cincinnati librarian who was caught in the middle of a standoff between police and a group of people in the city, seeking shelter in a library during cold weather.

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo may have known for playing the gigantic role of Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but his height is far away from that. He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall, which is an inch away from the standard men’s height in the US. Anyhow, his massive success in the entertainment industry can speak volumes of his big he is in the industry. The 52-year-old star started his acting career in the 1990s. He gained his first recognition when he did the Kenneth Lonergan play, This Is Our Youth. He then went doing the drama film; You Can Count on Me. However, today, Ruffalo is best known as Bruce Banner, or a.k.a. Hulk, in The Avengers movie series. He also has several TV and movie credits, like the 2019 Dark Waters, and 2020 I Know This Much Is True and The Beat.

Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix left everyone in awe when he played the Prince of Crime in the uber-successful 2019 movie Joker. This even made him won the 2020 Golden Globe for Best Actor award – a big feat for the 5-feet-8-inches tall star. When he was only starting, at a tender age of four, Phoenix used to go by the name “Leaf” before he returned to his birth name again in 1991. At the time, he was already 16.
Phoenix is a known vegetarian, making him the spokesman of People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals (PETA). The organization even named him its Person of the Year in 2019. Surely, the 45-year-old star has no problem buying his food at all with his credit cards.

Zach Galifianakis

Another all-around funny guy who has not reached the average US men’s height is Zach Galifianakis. He stands 5 feet 7 inches, two inches away from the standard 5 feet 9 inches men height. Despite that, the 51-year-old star rose to prominence because of his quick wit and an unbeatable sense of humor.
He came to prominence when he did his Comedy Central Presents stint in 2001. He also had his own show, Late World with Zach, on VH1 in the same year. Surely, fans would best remember him when he did The Hangover movie series. He also hosted the web series Between Two Ferns. In case you did not notice, he was part of Kanye West’s music video. With these feats, Galifianakis might have managed to have a good credit report.

Tobey Maguire

The former Spider-Man star, Tobey Maguire, stands 5 feet 8 inches tall. But before fans started to know him as Peter Parker, he started doing small roles when he was only beginning his career. The 45-year-old star used to be part of Roseanne and Blossom. Credits to his mom, who encouraged him to take acting lessons when he was young, he became one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces.
Aside from the Spider-Man franchise, he also did other hit movies. Maguire did the 2013 movie, The Great Gatsby, with Leonardo Di Carpio, the 2003 film, Seabiscuit, and more. His other major films are Pleasantville, Ride with the Devil, The Cider House Rules, Wonder Boys, The Good German, and Brothers, among others.

Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence is a comedy icon in his own right. He used to have his own sitcom, Martin, which ran for five seasons, from 1992 to 1997. And in case you don’t know, the 55-year-old star is a former Golden Gloves boxer. It is just one of his too many talents. Apart from being a comedian, he is also an actor, producer, talk show host, and writer. What more can you ask for? Lawrence is indeed a total package.
He is best known in the movie series Bad Boys, alongside Will Smith, who is way taller than him. If Lawrence is 5 feet 7 inches in height, Smith is 6 feet 2 inches tall. Fans can even see the degree of difference when they are together.

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