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The Best Short Actors

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List Criteria: Actors at or under under 5' 7".

Who are the best short actors? Some of the incredibly famous actors on this list are surprisingly diminutive, coming in at 5'7" or under. These actors might loom large on the big or small screens, but in person, they're actually, well, somewhat tiny. Vote up the short actors you think are the best, and vote down any small fries that you just don't care for. Feel free, as well, to re-rank this list any way you like.

Many of the great short male actors on this list are among the best actors in film history and certainly among the hottest male celebrities ever. Does height matter? Not if the actor is super hot! That's why ballet flats were created, people!

And height sure doesn't matter when it comes to acting talent: consider Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Joe Pesci, Richard Dreyfuss and Woody Allen, for example. Ever single one of these incredible, award-winning actors is 5'7" or under (way under, in some cases). Does it matter? No. No, it sure doesn't. Just imagine the acting world without the genius of Pacino or the humor of Dudley Moore or Martin Lawrence - it's not a fun thing to consider, is it? These are some of the greatest film actors of all time, after all.

Who's on this short actors list? Just because an actor is tall doesn't mean he's automatically a leading man. Sure, it might help in some respects, but it isn't a deal breaker. Camera angles can easily disguise an actor's stature, making him appear far taller than he actually is. As with many things in Hollywood, it's all about the tricks of the trade, and every single one of the shortest male actors listed here knows this, very well.
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    Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Short Actors

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    Al Pacino 5'6"

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    Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Short Actors


    Peter Dinklage 4'4"

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    Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Short Actors


    Michael J. Fox 5'4"

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    Joe Pesci is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Actors


    Joe Pesci 5'4"

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    Daniel Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Short Actors


    Daniel Radcliffe 5'4"

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    Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Short Actors


    Tom Cruise 5'6"

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    Elijah Wood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Short Actors


    Elijah Wood 5'6"

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    Martin Sheen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Short Actors


    Martin Sheen 5'6"

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    Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Short Actors

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    Ben Stiller 5'6"

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    Henry Winkler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Short Actors


    Henry Winkler 5'6"

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    Seth Green is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Short Actors


    Seth Green 5'4"

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    James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Short Actors

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    James McAvoy 5'6"

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    Jet Li is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Short Actors


    Jet Li 5'5"

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    Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Short Actors

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    Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Short Actors


    Jack Black

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    Josh Hutcherson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Short Actors


    Josh Hutcherson 5'6"

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    Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Short Actors

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    5'7"

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    Danny Trejo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Short Actors


    Danny Trejo 5'6"

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    James Cagney is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Short Actors

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    James Cagney 5'5"

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Short Actors

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman 1.77

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    Martin Freeman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Short Actors


    Martin Freeman 5'6"

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    Johnny Galecki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Short Actors


    Johnny Galecki 5'4"

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    Sean Astin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Short Actors

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    Sean Astin 5'6"

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    Don Cheadle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Short Actors

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    Don Cheadle 5'8"

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    Don Knotts is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Short Actors

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    Don Knotts 5'6"

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    Kevin Pollak is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Short Actors


    Kevin Pollak 1.65

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    Jesse Eisenberg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Short Actors

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    Jesse Eisenberg 5'7"

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    Jeremy Renner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Short Actors

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    Jeremy Renner 5'10"

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    Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Short Actors


    Dudley Moore 5'2"

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    Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Short Actors

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    Mike Myers 5'8"

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    Jason Alexander is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Short Actors


    Jason Alexander 5'4"

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    Bob Hoskins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Short Actors

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    Bob Hoskins 5'6"

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