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20 Very Small Celebrities

Gather round, folks, for a celeb-centric exposé that’s about to lower the bar – literally. It’s time to expose the underwhelming vertical credentials of the Hollywood elite. Let’s roll out the (short) red carpet for the stars who might struggle to reach the top shelf.

1. Tom Cruise

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The Top Gun himself, Tom Cruise, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars (just not in stature), reportedly stands at a less than towering 5’7.” But what he lacks in height, he certainly makes up for with on-screen charisma and action-packed performances. Who needs height when you’ve got your own franchise?

2. Lady Gaga

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This musical powerhouse, known for her sky-high stilettos and outlandish headdresses, measures in at a surprisingly petite 5’1.” But don’t be fooled, her bold style and booming voice easily make her one of the biggest presences in any room.

3. Daniel Radcliffe

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Known to millions as the wizarding world’s favorite hero, Harry Potter, Radcliffe’s magical prowess evidently doesn’t extend to his height. The British actor stands at 5’5.” Remember, though, it’s not the size of the wand that counts, it’s how you use it!

4. Ariana Grande

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Despite her last name, there’s nothing “large” about this pop diva’s height. Coming in at a compact 5’0,” Grande might not reach the high shelves, but she certainly hits the high notes.

5. Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart
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This comedic giant is one of the funniest men in Hollywood, but standing at 5’2″ and a half, he’s far from the tallest. However, when you’re as hilariously entertaining as Hart, who needs height to elevate your career?

6. Emilia Clarke

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She might have played the Mother of Dragons on “Game of Thrones,” but Emilia Clarke’s height is far from towering. Standing at 5’2,” she’s living proof that dynamite comes in small packages.

7. Mark Wahlberg

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This rapper turned actor and producer, known for his tough-guy roles, stands at a modest 5’8.” Not quite the height you’d expect from an action hero, but hey, he sure packs a punch.

8. Anna Kendrick

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This Pitch Perfect star may have a voice that soars, but her height stays a little closer to the ground. Kendrick measures in at 5’2.” But, let’s be honest, her talent and charm make her stand tall in any crowd.

9. Zac Efron

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High School Musical heartthrob, Zac Efron, might not be the basketball player his character was. At a less-than-lofty 5’8,” he’s a reminder that you don’t need to be tall to make a big impact.

10. Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon
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This Legally Blonde actress and powerhouse producer may stand at only 5’1,” but Witherspoon’s influence in Hollywood is immeasurable.

11. Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox
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Known for his breakout role in Back to the Future, Fox has a stature of 5’4″ but a towering presence in both the film industry and his work in Parkinson’s disease awareness.

12. Kylie Minogue

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This pint-sized pop princess hails from Australia and is known for her enduring music career. Coming in at just 5’0,” she is proof that you don’t need to be tall to make it big in the music world.

13. Seth Green

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Famous for his roles in “Austin Powers” and “Family Guy,” Green stands at a modest 5’4.” A reminder that when it comes to comedic genius, height is a non-factor!

14. Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek
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This Academy Award-nominated actress, renowned for her roles in films such as Frida, stands at a surprising 5’2.”

15. Prince

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The late, great musical genius known for his eclectic style and musical prowess, Prince stood at a tiny 5’2,” but his influence in the music world was colossal.

16. Dolly Parton

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Country music icon Dolly Parton, known for her big hair and even bigger um, voice, stands at 5’0.” She’s a testament that good things do come in small packages.

17. Martin Scorsese

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Renowned filmmaker Martin Scorsese, responsible for some of the most iconic movies in cinema, measures up to 5’4.”

18. Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson
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This Hollywood A-lister and Black Widow star clocks in at a less than expected 5’3″.

19. Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill
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Known for his comedic roles and dramatic transformations, Jonah Hill stands at a surprisingly average 5’7.”

20. Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci
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Known for her role as Wednesday in “The Addams Family,” Christina Ricci stands at a small stature of 5’1.”

So there you have it, folks – the stars who leave us squinting and questioning, “Is that them or their stunt double?” But hey, they’re the living proof that when it comes to talent, size truly doesn’t matter.

Written by Editorial Team

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