If you’re going to become famous for playing a Hobbit, chances are you aren’t going to be the tallest man in Hollywood! Elijah Wood often tells the press that he gets mistaken for Daniel Radcliffe, which we can kind of see.
They both look quite similar, and they both became famous for starring in fantasy films. There is one big difference between the pair, however – Wood is a whole inch taller than Radcliffe, at 5 feet and 6 inches.
Michael J. Fox
This shortest men actor rose to fame after landing the role of Marty McFly in the hit sci-fi movie franchise, Back to the Future. However, in 1991, when he was just 29 years old, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
This degenerative disorder can cause a whole host of problems, including shaking, stiffness, and difficulty walking. Many people with the disease also find themselves hunched over, due to the stiffness, which may explain why Michael J. Fox is just 5 feet and 4 inches tall.
It seems if you’re not conventionally tall, dark, and handsome, then you should try your hand at comedy if you want to make it big in Hollywood. Jonah Hill burst into the limelight in a variety of Judd Apatow comedy films, including Knocked Up and Superbad.
After so much comedy, he decided he wanted to take on more serious roles, so lost a ton of weight with the help of Channing Tatum. Losing all those pounds actually makes him seem taller than he is, at 5 foot 7.
This British shortest men actor first rose to fame for playing Tim Canterbury in the UK version of the sitcom, The Office. However, he quickly became a household name around the world when he took on the role of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit Trilogy.
Freeman is another star who played a hobbit, so of course, he isn’t going to be a giant! He’s actually been quite touchy about his height before, so it’s not known if the 5 feet 6 ½ inches he’s reported to be is correct.
Charlie Chaplin: Shortest Men
One of Charlie Chaplin’s characters, ‘The Tramp,’ is easily one of the most recognizable cultural icons in the world. The baggy trousers, bowler hat, cane, and mustache all came together – along with Chaplin’s short stature – to create a comedic character that would go down in history.
Chaplin did admit in the past that his height of 5 feet and 4 inches helped toward the sympathy people felt for his character, The Tramp, when up against bigger foes in his silent movies.