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Who Are The Shortest Male Celebrities? An Ode To Our Short Kings

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On screen it can be difficult to discern how tall or short our favourite male celebrities are—and, sometimes, we just have to know!

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for famous actresses to be taller than their partners on or off screen. However, this hasn’t stopped the Hollywood machine employing a few height illusions when the cameras are rolling. So, how can you really tell?

Without further ado, here are some of the shorter male celebs we’ve come to know and love.

Mark Ruffalo, aka The Hulk, is 173cm. (Credit: Getty)

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo height: 173cm or 5’8″

He may be The Hulk, but Mark Ruffalo is ever-so-slightly shorter than average.  This makes him the same height as his Suddenly 30 love interest, Jennifer Garner—who is above average height for a woman. But he’s still taller than his more recent Poor Things co-star, Emma Stone, who comes in at 168cm or around 5’6″.

Daniel Radcliffe is shorter than his ‘Harry Potter’ co-stars. (Credit: Getty)

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe height: 165cm or 5’5″

Daniel Radcliffe, aka Harry Potter, is a bit shorter than the other members of the Golden Trio. Daniel is 165cm, which is actually the same height as Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), who is taller in heels, and shorter than Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), who is 173cm. In April 2023, Radcliffe welcomed his first child with long-term partner Erin Darke. Darke is a few centimetres taller than her partner, coming in at 170cm.

Al Pacino is 167cm tall. (Credit: Getty)

Al Pacino

Al Pacino height: 167cm or 5’6″

His famous characters are larger than life, but actor Al Pacino is quite slight in stature at 167cm. That makes him about 12cm taller than House of Gucci co-star Lady Gaga, but shorter than male co-stars Jared Leto and Adam Driver.

Tom Holland is officially a ‘short king’. (Credit: Getty)

Tom Holland

Tom Holland height: 173cm or 5’8″

There is some debate around Tom Holland‘s actual height. While IMDb cites the actor is around 5’6″ (and a half), other sources claim he is 5’8″.

Holland’s height has not had any effect on his heartthrob status, with millions referring to him as their ‘short king’. In fact, Holland was one of the actors who inspired the term ‘Short King Spring’, alongside Donald Glover. At approximately 173cm, Holland is shorter than his girlfriend Zendaya, whose height is roughly 178cm or 5’10” (depending who you ask). 

Iron Man Robert Downey Jr is reportedly 174cm. (Credit: Getty)

Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr Height: 174cm or 5’8″

Another Marvel superhero is on the shorter side, with Robert Downey Jr measuring in around 174cm. That means he’s just a fraction taller than fellow Oppenheimer actor and Academy Award winner Cillian Murphy.

James and wife Lisa Liberati at the Met Gala 2023. (Credit: Getty)

James McAvoy

James McAvoy height: 170cm or 5’7″

This Scottish heartthrob is 170cm tall, around the same height—perhaps slightly taller—than his former Atonement co-star, Keira Knightley

The Weeknd and his ‘The Idol’ co-star at Cannes. (Credit: Getty)

Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd)

The Weeknd height: 173cm or 5’8″

At 173cm, The Weeknd—who has shirked his stage name for his given name, Abel Tesfaye—still towers over his The Idol co-star Lily-Rose Depp. Depp measures 160cm tall, or 5’3″.

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Jack Black

Jack Black height: 168cm or 5’6″

Jack Black is shorter than the average male in height, but he’s mighty in stage presence and vocal range! Black is allegedly a centimetre shorter than his The Holiday counterpart, Kate Winslet, but quite a bit shorter than his School Of Rock love interest, Joan Cusack (175cm). 

‘Buffy’ star Seth Green is between 160-162cm tall (Credit: Getty)

Seth Green

Seth Green height: 160cm or 5’3″

This Buffy star might have played a werewolf, but in his mortal form, Seth Green is around 160cm. The actor’s height is not confirmed with different sources reporting he might be 162cm.

Tom Cruise is below average height for a man, but his most famous are above average height. (Credit: Getty)

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise height: 170cm or 5’7″

Tom Cruise is perhaps the original short king. Although the Top Gun star is 5’7″ himself, he is known for his choice in rather tall partners, including Katie Holmes and Nicole Kidman, who are 5’9″ and 5’10” respectively. 

Marky Mark is a studly 173cm (Credit: Getty)

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg height: 173cm or 5’8″

Former Calvin Klein model and Boogie Nights heartthrob, Mark Wahlberg, is reportedly 173cm. That makes him almost the same height as his wife, Rhea Durham, with the former model reported to be 175cm.

Kit Harington is shorter than actress Gemma Chan. (Credit: Getty)

Kit Harington

Kit Harington height: 173cm or 5’8″

Game Of Thrones hero Kit Harington is 173cm tall and a few centimetres shorter than his Eternals co-star Gemma Chan, who is reportedly around 5’9″ (and taller in heels, as seen above).

What a dreamboat! Oscar Isaac is around 174cm tall. (Credit: Getty)

Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac height: 174cm or 5’8″

This not-that-short celeb is just shy of average. Oscar Isaac is 174cm—which is still 11cm taller than his Scenes From A Marriage co-star, Jessica Chastain.

Donald Glover is reportedly 174cm. (Credit: Getty)

Donald Glover

Donald Glover height: 174cm or 5’8″

Like Oscar Isaac, this short king is on the taller side. Glover, an actor-slash-musician-slash-writer, is a powerhouse both on-screen and on-stage, producing some of the most ground breaking work of the 2010s and 2020s.

‘Adopted Aussie’ Zac Efron is 173cm. (Credit: Getty)

Zac Efron

Zac Efron height: 173cm or 5’8″

At 173cm, Efron still towered over his ex-girlfriend and High School Musical co-star, Vanessa Hudgens, who is around 155cm tall.

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