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11 Male Celebs Who Are Shorter Than You Think 

They say the camera adds 10 pounds, but can it also add a few inches to height? While being short may be tough on the school grounds and may even hurt professional success, when it comes to Hollywood some of the biggest names in the biz didn’t let their height affect their careers.

Some massive celebrities made this list; from blockbuster movie legends, to Grammy award-winning superstars, and not one of them is over 5’10”!

If R&B legend Usher and his confidence-oozing music was any indication, you’d think he was at least 6’0, but alas the R&B artist himself stands inches shy at 5’8.

He’s not at all phased by his height, and it has hardly affected his career with a total of 8 Grammy’s and 7 number 1 albums under his belt!  

We love a man who can laugh at himself and funnyman Kevin Hart has no problem poking fun of his height, and he often does during his stand-up routines and interviews. 

And let’s be real, would Kevin be the same if he was 6’0? We don’t think so. 

With 11 Grammys and 7 number one singles under this belt, Bruno Mars has hardly had a dull career. Debuting back in 2010, he’s since sold over 130 million records worldwide making him one for the best-selling music artists of all time. 

His height might only be 5’5 but we want him to know, “you’re amazing just the way you are.” 

Hollywood heartthrob James McAvoy is not only super talented but he’s also super humble. 

In an interview with the LA Times, he stated, “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 I’m not your classic lead man, Brad Pitt guy.” What a gentleman! 

He may have played a giant in Gulliver’s Travel, but Jack Black is no more than 5 feet and 7 inches in real life. Considering his larger than life personality, we can see why this is surprising. 

However, there’s no doubt that his acting skills are top-of-the-line. Honestly, who doesn’t love Kung Fu Panda and School Of Rock? 

Now You See Me star Dave Franco comes up to around 5 feet and 7 inches, which means that he is considerably shorter than brother James Franco. After all, his older brother has four inches on him. 

His height hasn’t exactly damaged his heartthrob reputation, as in 2018 a shirtless picture of Dave went viral on Twitter. And yes we were one of those that retweeted…

When it comes to his physical appearance, it goes without saying that more people seem to focus on Jonah Hill’s weight instead of height. The 5 feet 7 inches actor has said that he has lost weight thanks to a clean diet and a nutritionist. 

We have another fun fact about the funny man himself for you. Jonah Hill is his screen name, his actual birth, and is Jonah Feldstein! 

Best known for starring in Parks and Recreation as the superficial yet hilarious Tom, Aziz Ansari stands at 5 feet and 6 inches tall. 

He often pokes fun at his height in interviews and performances, and it’s refreshing to see he doesn’t care! After all, with an Emmy on his shelf, does height really matter? 

The chosen one himself isn’t phased at all about his small stature. And it has hardly held him back in terms of his career! 

When the Harry Potter star was interviewed by Playboy, he was asked if his roles were limited by his height. He said, “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.” He also joked that if he ever worked on a football movie, he was probably going to play the general manager instead of the quarterback! 

The Masked Singer Star, Ken Jeong is one fascinating guy. Best known for starring in The Hangover and Community, he is indeed 5 feet and 5 inches tall, but it’s incredible to hear that he also holds a medical degree! 

He used to be a general practitioner before he starred in Knocked Up. In fact, he had to take a week off from the medical field to play a doctor! How weird! 

With a 5 ft 6.5 height, its not surprising Martin Freeman was cast in The Hobbit. But the British actor himself has stated that he didn’t land the role because of his height. 

He’s showed no signs of slowing down since and wherever you go you’re guaranteed to see a billboard with his face on! 

“What is this, a center for ants?” With this assumption, Derek Zoolander solidified himself as a male model who is really, really, ridiculously good looking, sure — but not so smart.

His creator? Ben Stiller, acclaimed writer, director, actor, and comedian. He stands at 5’7” — not exactly ant level, but still.

He is a 31-year-old British actor who rose to fame after portraying the lead role of Jon Snow, the son of the honorable Ned Stark in the HBO hit television show, Game of Thrones.

In a GQ interview, he mentioned his height, claiming “I’m five feet eight,” and in another interview, the reporter said: “He’s 5ft 6, he says”

The Entourage and Boogie Nights star also appeared in a reality TV show called Wahlburgers. You should watch it if you want to know more about the clan and its burger business!

If you grew up in the ‘80s, you might also remember him as the younger brother of Donny from New Kids on the Block. Mark used to be a Calvin Klein model and started a rap collective of his own called Mary Mark and the Funky Bunch during the ‘90s. Rolling Stone said that it was a flop, but there is a silver lining. After this, he decided to give acting a shot, a move that proved successful!

The Big Bang Theory star is only 5 feet and 5 inches tall. Even though Johnny Galecki has not really talked about height often, he believes that people are perceiving geeks differently now.

When he spoke to the New York Times Arts Beat blog, he said that geeks are now similar to rock stars. “We have Nobel Prize winners asking if they can guest-star on the show,” the actor explained. He added, “The image of a scientist in the last 10 to 15 years has changed drastically. 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 age.”

We are sure that you already know that Prince dipped his toes into acting as well. A few years before his untimely passing, the musician also made a cameo on New Girl.

At 5 feet and 2 inches tall, it made sense for him to wear heels. There was a time when the Purple Rain star was quoted as saying, “People say I’m wearing heels because I’m short. I wear heels because the women like ’em.”

In 1998, this martial artist got his big break when he starred in a Hollywood film called Lethal Weapon 4. The actor has needed to split his time between Hollywood and China after that.

He had a role in the live-action remake of the Disney classic, Mulan. Did you know that he stands at 5 feet and 6 inches tall? Another fun fact about him is that he was born Li Lianjie.

In the ‘70s and ’80s, Billy Crystal rose to stardom after working on hit projects such as The Princess Bride, Mr. Saturday Night, and When Harry Met Sally… On top of that, he lent his voice to Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc.

The actor has since received many accolades and even has a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. You do not need to be tall to be successful!

There is no way that you can deny just how big of a comedy legend Martin Lawrence is! He starred in Martin for five years during the ‘90s and continues to do stand-up comedy. 

Apparently, he used to be a boxer at some point. “It just gets me loose and everything before I go out there,” he told GQ. At a height of 5 feet and 7 inches, you can see just how much shorter he is than Will Smith. The two of them worked together on a cop movie called Bad Boys.


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