At 6'5", Vince Vaughn is one of Hollywood's tallest actors, while Tom Cruise ranks among the shortest at 5'7". In addition to Vaughn, the list of exceptionally tall actors includes Tim Robbins, Michael Clarke Duncan, Dolph Lundgren and Armie Hammer. They all stand at 6'5" tall.Continue Reading
Joining Cruise, other popular actors of short stature include Danny DeVito, who measures 5', Joe Pesci, who is 5'4", Jack Black, who stands at 5'6" and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, who is 5'5" tall. Al Pacino measures 5'7", while Elijah Wood is 5'6". Actors who measure below 5' in height include Peter Dinklage of X-Men and Game of Thrones fame and the late Gary Coleman, who starred in the television series Diff'rent Strokes and was 4'8".
Among female performers, Uma Thurman rises to an even 6", while Gwyneth Paltrow at 5'9" and Nicole Kidman at almost 5'11" round out the tall actress list. Kim Kardashian, Amy Poehler, Lena Dunham and Vanessa Hudgens all rank as extremely petite, at 5'3" or shorter. At 5'1", Reese Witherspoon is also on the short actress list.
Height can have a significant impact on an actor's career, limiting the types of roles for which they are considered and the co-stars with whom they are paired. However, camera angles and creative staging can conceal actors' true heights, making television and film viable pathways for actors of atypical heights.Learn more about Art & Literature