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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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1,023 307
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Short Actors

2
912 253
Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Short Actors
Al Pacino 5'6"

3
718 217
Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Short Actors

4
737 173
Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Short Actors

5
715 221
Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Short Actors

6
512 232
Joe Pesci is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Short Actors
Joe Pesci 5'4"

7
605 212
Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Actors
Danny DeVito 4'11"

8
623 272
Daniel Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Short Actors

9
377 206
Richard Dreyfuss is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Short Actors

10
677 363
Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Short Actors
Tom Cruise 5'6"

11
413 184
Martin Sheen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Short Actors

12
278 96
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Ben Stiller 5'6"

13
330 191
Tim Roth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Short Actors
Tim Roth 5'6"

14
245 80
James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Short Actors
looksharp added James McAvoy 5'6"

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15
335 173
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Short Actors
Mel Brooks 5'4"

16
409 199
Elijah Wood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Short Actors

17
300 149
Henry Winkler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Short Actors

18
295 170
Rick Moranis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Short Actors

19
150 82
Peter Falk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Peter Falk 5'5"

20
161 69
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Short Actors
looksharp added Frank Sinatra 5'7"

21
360 205
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Short Actors
Jack Black 5'6"

Celebrities Who Never Had Plastic Surgery

22
367 162
Seth Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Short Actors
Seth Green 5'4"

23
250 179
Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Short Actors

24
320 134
Jet Li is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Short Actors
Jet Li 1.68

25
129 71
James Cagney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added James Cagney 5'5"

26
305 149
Emilio Estevez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Short Actors

27
244 149
Martin Freeman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Short Actors

28
332 194
Josh Hutcherson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Short Actors

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146 68
Sean Astin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Sean Astin 5'6"

30
115 61
Mickey Rooney is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Mickey Rooney 5'1"

31
122 69
Don Knotts is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Don Knotts 5'6"

32
218 163
Jerry Stiller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Short Actors

33
227 139
Johnny Galecki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Short Actors

34
213 126
Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Short Actors

35
250 165
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Short Actors

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109 57
Cheech Marin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Cheech Marin 5'6"

37
236 135
Danny Trejo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Short Actors

38
193 146
Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Short Actors

39
139 77
Jesse Eisenberg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Jesse Eisenberg 1.75

40
103 62
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added John Belushi 5'7"

41
83 60
Burgess Meredith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Burgess Meredith 5'5"

42
143 134
Kevin Pollak is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Short Actors

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43
91 54
Warwick Davis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Warwick Davis 3'6"

44
81 49
Bob Hoskins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Bob Hoskins 5'6"

45
87 53
Tim Conway is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Tim Conway 5'6"

46
164 144
Jason Alexander is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Short Actors

47
216 152
Jonah Hill is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Short Actors
Jonah Hill 5'6"

48
62 61
Ian Holm is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Ian Holm 1.65

49
74 57
Billy Boyd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Billy Boyd 1.69

50
81 78
Buster Keaton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Short Actors
BronwynCurtain added Buster Keaton 5'5