While it might not make you a better person or smarter, many falsely associate taller heights with more power and potential. However, the shortest men in Hollywood are here to say that height doesn’t mean a thing! They prove that, regardless of stature, anyone can make it the entertainment business.
When it comes to lighting up the silver screen, these celebrities have managed to overcome their smaller heights. From Humphry Bogart to Tom Cruise to Prince, short actors throughout the ages have made a name for themselves in the entertainment industry. Don’t go anywhere, you’re about to discover the shortest men in Hollywood!
1. Al Pacino – 5’7″
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past five decades, you most likely know actor Al Pacino. Despite being just 5 feet, 7 inches tall, Pacino has enjoyed an incredibly prolific career. Over his career, he’s become quite famous for his gangster parts, thanks to movies like Scarface. Whoever said short actors can’t be tough guys?
However, his short stature almost cost him one of his most iconic roles, Michael Corleone in The Godfather. Back in 2017, the entire cast of The Godfather reunited for a Tribeca Film Festival discussion. There, Pacino revealed that the producers once believed him too short for the role of Corleone. Instead, they wanted a Robert Redford-type. However, director Francis Ford Coppola always had Al Pacino’s back and got him the part.