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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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1,115 339
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Short Actors

2
962 283
Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Short Actors
Al Pacino 5'6"

3
751 236
Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Short Actors

4
778 192
Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Short Actors

5
763 238
Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Short Actors

6
528 250
Joe Pesci is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Short Actors
Joe Pesci 5'4"

7
646 227
Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Actors
Danny DeVito 4'11"

8
671 293
Daniel Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Short Actors

9
386 221
Richard Dreyfuss is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Short Actors

10
708 382
Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Short Actors
Tom Cruise 5'6"

11
425 194
Martin Sheen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Short Actors

12
269 88
James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Short Actors
looksharp added James McAvoy 5'6"

13
343 201
Tim Roth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Short Actors
Tim Roth 5'6"

14
296 110
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Ben Stiller 5'6"

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426 205
Elijah Wood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Short Actors

16
345 182
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Short Actors
Mel Brooks 5'4"

17
310 156
Henry Winkler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Short Actors

18
310 181
Rick Moranis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Short Actors

19
153 91
Peter Falk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Peter Falk 5'5"

20
171 78
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Short Actors
looksharp added Frank Sinatra 5'7"

21
259 184
Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Short Actors

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373 215
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Short Actors
Jack Black 5'6"

23
379 172
Seth Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Short Actors
Seth Green 5'4"

24
136 77
James Cagney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added James Cagney 5'5"

25
330 141
Jet Li is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Short Actors
Jet Li 1.68

26
313 153
Emilio Estevez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Short Actors

27
350 198
Josh Hutcherson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Short Actors

28
155 72
Sean Astin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Sean Astin 5'6"

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253 154
Martin Freeman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Short Actors

30
121 65
Mickey Rooney is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Mickey Rooney 5'1"

31
226 166
Jerry Stiller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Short Actors

32
126 73
Don Knotts is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Don Knotts 5'6"

33
232 144
Johnny Galecki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Short Actors

34
218 132
Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Short Actors

35
254 168
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Short Actors

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111 61
Cheech Marin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Cheech Marin 5'6"

37
148 79
Jesse Eisenberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Jesse Eisenberg 5'7"

38
240 140
Danny Trejo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Short Actors

39
198 151
Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Short Actors

40
106 66
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added John Belushi 5'7"

41
86 63
Burgess Meredith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Burgess Meredith 5'5"

42
99 57
Warwick Davis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Warwick Davis 3'6"

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84 52
Bob Hoskins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Bob Hoskins 5'6"

44
143 138
Kevin Pollak is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Short Actors

45
90 56
Tim Conway is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Tim Conway 5'6"

46
164 149
Jason Alexander is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Short Actors

47
219 158
Jonah Hill is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Short Actors
Jonah Hill 5'6"

48
66 66
Ian Holm is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Ian Holm 5'5"

49
78 61
Billy Boyd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Billy Boyd 1.69

50
82 82
Buster Keaton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Short Actors
BronwynCurtain added Buster Keaton 5'5