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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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1,121 340
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Short Actors

2
968 284
Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Short Actors
Al Pacino 5'6"

3
751 239
Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Short Actors

4
780 193
Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Short Actors

5
769 238
Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Short Actors

6
531 250
Joe Pesci is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Short Actors
Joe Pesci 5'4"

7
650 231
Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Short Actors
Danny DeVito 4'11"

8
678 297
Daniel Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Short Actors

9
387 223
Richard Dreyfuss is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Short Actors

10
713 382
Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Short Actors
Tom Cruise 5'6"

11
426 195
Martin Sheen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Short Actors

12
271 89
James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Short Actors
looksharp added James McAvoy 5'6"

13
345 202
Tim Roth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Short Actors
Tim Roth 5'6"

14
299 111
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Ben Stiller 5'6"

30 Celebrities Who Married the Same Person Twice

15
427 206
Elijah Wood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Short Actors

16
347 182
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Short Actors
Mel Brooks 5'4"

17
311 157
Henry Winkler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Short Actors

18
314 181
Rick Moranis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Short Actors

19
154 91
Peter Falk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Peter Falk 5'5"

20
172 78
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Short Actors
looksharp added Frank Sinatra 5'7"

21
375 216
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Short Actors
Jack Black 5'6"

The Best Qualities in an Employee

22
259 185
Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Short Actors

23
381 173
Seth Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Short Actors
Seth Green 5'4"

24
138 77
James Cagney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added James Cagney 5'5"

25
333 141
Jet Li is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Short Actors
Jet Li 1.68

26
315 153
Emilio Estevez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Short Actors

27
351 198
Josh Hutcherson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Short Actors

28
158 72
Sean Astin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Sean Astin 5'6"

24 Celebrities Who Have Gorgeous Green Eyes

29
256 154
Martin Freeman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Short Actors

30
122 65
Mickey Rooney is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Mickey Rooney 5'1"

31
227 166
Jerry Stiller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Short Actors

32
129 73
Don Knotts is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Don Knotts 5'6"

33
235 144
Johnny Galecki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Short Actors

34
256 168
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Short Actors

35
220 134
Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Short Actors

Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide

36
112 61
Cheech Marin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Cheech Marin 5'6"

37
149 79
Jesse Eisenberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Jesse Eisenberg 5'7"

38
242 140
Danny Trejo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Short Actors

39
199 152
Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Short Actors

40
107 66
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added John Belushi 5'7"

41
87 63
Burgess Meredith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Burgess Meredith 5'5"

42
101 58
Warwick Davis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Warwick Davis 3'6"

Families with Multiple Gay Children

43
85 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
67 66
Ian Holm is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Ian Holm 5'5"

49
79 61
Billy Boyd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Short Actors
CraigAlarm added Billy Boyd 1.69

50
83 82
Buster Keaton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Short Actors
BronwynCurtain added Buster Keaton 5'5