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Height isn't everything

The Pulp List's Top Ten Short Leading Men (short = under 5'10")

Gary Oldman (5'9") is number six, and Michael J. Fox (5'4.5") is number one.

It's actually a well thought-out list, so check out the above link to see the whole thing (My only complaint is that Tom Cruise is on it...bleh.).


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Dec. 2nd, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
Huh, I would of said Jack Lemmon was a few inches shorter
Dec. 2nd, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
Me too. I was also surprised at Richard Dreyfuss's height. I knew he was short, but 5'5"? That's the same height as me!
Dec. 2nd, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
I've though about it and ya I guess I know Richard Dreyfuss was not very tall. No idea why I can only picture him in Jaws though ... I know I've seen more of his movies. Oh wait he was in Stake Out!
Dec. 2nd, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
I've never seen Stake Out. He's in The American President (Sorkin, YAY!), but my favorite role of his is Mr. Holland in Mr. Holland's Opus.

Edited at 2009-12-02 10:29 pm (UTC)
Dec. 2nd, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
Ha my last post was so distracted sorry ... I'm packing .. or at least trying to :D
Dec. 2nd, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
Ha, no prob! Good luck with the packing!
Dec. 3rd, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
Hey, piney. Great post! They found some very short leading men, didn't they? :-)

It reminds me -- I used to have a list of my favorite "short" celebrities. (Of course "short" to me is pretty tall. I'm nearly 6' in half my shoes.)

Hmm, the only ones I can remember right now are Mark Feuerstein (Cliff ftw!), RDJ, Jon Bon Jovi (see? he's not very short), Jamie Bamber, Kenneth Branagh, even Colin Farrell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who are probably not technically short at all (5'10" or so). My new favorite short guy is Kris Allen.

They say in that piece that leading men are typically tall, but I think the vast majority are not (not over 6' anyway).
Dec. 3rd, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
Hi, Mary!!

Anyone over, oh, 5'8" is tall to me because I'm only 5'5"!

I forgot that RDJ isn't very tall...love him! And Mark Feuerstein is adorably short! If I sat down and thought about it, I'm sure I could come up with a lot more actors who are short but whose height has never affected their "leading man" status.

Oh, just thought of one: Jason Schwartzmann
Dec. 6th, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
Gael Garcia Bernal is 5'7".
Dec. 6th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, good one!
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