The Most Famous Little People in the World

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A list of celebrity little people, with photos! These are famous little people with dwarfism and famous little people actors. Though they may tend to be viewed as character actors, they're still overall some of the most famous actors in Hollywood. After all, who hasn't heard of Warwick Davis? Or Peter Dinklage from Game of Thrones? For over a century, showbiz has been a consistent source of employment for little people.

Who are the most famous little people? Although there are many causes of dwarfism, but Achondroplasia is the most common. While little people were originally famous for simply being little, it's great to see that many of the individuals on this list have grown to become well known for their own personal skills and accomplishments. Many of the dwarf actors on this list are even known as being some of the best actors around!
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  1. Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Famous Little People in the World
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    Peter Dinklage is best known for playing the role of Tyrion Lannister on "Game of Thrones." Of his height, Dinklage said, "When I was younger, I definitely let it get to me. As an adolescent, I was bitter and angry, and I definitely put up these walls. But the older you get, you realize you just have to have a sense of humor. You just know that it's not your problem. It's theirs."
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    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Game of Thrones, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Station Agent, Pixels
  2. Warwick Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Famous Little People in the World
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    Warwick Davis is best known for playing the title roles in Willow and The Leprechaun. He was born with Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita, a rare bone disorder that results in dwarfism.
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    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Epsom, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Businessperson, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, + more
  3. Tony Cox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Famous Little People in the World
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    Tony Cox is best known for his appearances in such films as Bad Santa and Me, Myself and Irene. Billy Barty served as inspiration for Cox to pursue a career in acting.
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    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: USA, Kansas, Manhattan
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Actor
    • Credits: Friday, Oz the Great and Powerful, Willow, Bad Santa, Blankman, + more
  4. Zelda Rubinstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Famous Little People in the World
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    Zelda Rubinstein is best known for her role in the Poltergeist film series. Her short stature is caused by a deficiency of the anterior pituitary gland.
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    • Age: Died at 77 (1933-2010)
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Medical technologist, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Sixteen Candles, Poltergeist, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, Poltergeist III, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, + more
  5. Verne Troyer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Famous Little People in the World
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    Verne Troyer is best known for his role in the Austin Powers film series. His short stature is caused by cartilage-hair hypoplasia dwarfism.
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    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Sturgis, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Comedian, Actor
    • Credits: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  6. Jason Acuna is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Famous Little People in the World
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    Jason Acuna, AKA Wee Man, is best know for being a part of the "Jackass" film and television series. He has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia.
  7. Angelo Rossitto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Famous Little People in the World
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    Angelo Rossitto was best known for his work in silent films, but he also appeared in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. He was born with dwarfism and was 2'11" tall.
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    • Age: Died at 83 (1908-1991)
    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    • Profession: Stunt Double, Businessperson, Actor
    • Credits: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, The Greatest Show on Earth, Samson and Delilah, H.R. Pufnstuf, Galaxina, + more
  8. Billy Barty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Famous Little People in the World
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    Billy Barty appeared in several films and television shows. He also founded the Little People of America organization in 1957.
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    • Age: Died at 76 (1924-2000)
    • Birthplace: Millsboro, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: The Rescuers Down Under, Willow, Bride of Frankenstein, Legend, Foul Play, + more
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