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List Rules 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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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Short Actors
Al Pacino 5'6"

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Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Joe Pesci is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Short Actors
Joe Pesci 5'4"

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Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Actors
Danny DeVito 4'11"

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

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Richard Dreyfuss is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Short Actors
Tom Cruise 5'6"

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Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Tim Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Short Actors
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Martin Sheen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Henry Winkler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Elijah Wood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Short Actors
Mel Brooks 5'4"

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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Rick Moranis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Peter Falk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Short Actors
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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Seth Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Short Actors
Seth Green 5'4"

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

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Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Short Actors

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James Cagney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Jet Li is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Short Actors
Jet Li 5'5"

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Emilio Estevez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Philip Seymour Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Sean Astin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Short Actors
Sean Astin 5'6"

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Josh Hutcherson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Mickey Rooney is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Don Knotts is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Short Actors
Don Knotts 5'6"

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Christian Slater is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Jerry Stiller is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Martin Freeman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Cheech Marin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Danny Trejo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Johnny Galecki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Short Actors

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

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Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Jeremy Renner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Short Actors

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John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Short Actors

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David Spade is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Short Actors
Mike Myers 5'8"

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Kevin Pollak is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Zac Efron is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Short Actors
Zac Efron 5'8"

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Jesse Eisenberg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Burgess Meredith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Short Actors

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Warwick Davis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Short Actors