Maybe people tilt the camera up or maybe they only put these guys next to other people who are shorter, but we never knew that some of these mega stars were so small. You will never guess who number 6 is!
1. BRUNO MARS – 5’5″
This sexy crooner shows that good things come in small packages. Mr. Mars is 5 feet 5 inches tall, not that it really matters to us. Bruno got his start in life as Peter Hernandez in the beautiful Hawaii before moving to L.A to start recording the songs that we love so much
2. Sylvester Stallone – 5’8″
3. ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. – 5’9″
Standing at 5’9″ tall, Robert Downey, Jr. cannot be considered one of the tallest men around. Fun Fact: While filming ‘The Avengers,’ he had to wear shoe lifts in order to measure up with his 6 feet plus co-stars like Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Tom Hiddleston . It is ok though because Mark Ruffalo, the Hulk, is the same height.
4. LIL WAYNE – 5’6″
Not that I think anyone would ever point it out, but Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., aka rapper Lil Wayne stands at 5 feet 6 inches. His stage name is very fitting.
5. BILLY JOEL – 5’5″
This insanely talented piano man is actually pretty short. Standing at 5 feet 5 inches, he has been shorter than his last three wives, believe it or not!
6. KEVIN HART – 5’2″
Kevin Hart is hilarious. Period. But if you want to know a little more about him, you might be surprised to learn that he is only 5 feet 2 inches. It does not bother us- he can use it for comedy fodder in his roles in films such as ‘Scary Movie 3,’ ‘Along Came Polly,’ ‘The Five-Year Engagement,’ and ‘Think Like a Man’
7. JON STEWART – 5’6″
While Jon has no problem joking about his looks on his super popular show “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, you might not know that he is only 5 feet 6 inches. We think that his wit will win any battle against his Fox News enemy Bill O’Reilly (who is freakishly tall at 6 feet 4 inches)!
8. DUSTIN HOFFMAN – 5’5″
We loved “Kramer vs. Kramer,” “Tootsie,” and “The Rain Man”. This incredibly talented actor stands at 5 feet 5 inches and we could not care less. Maybe this is why he landed his amazing breakout role in “The Graduate.”
9. USHER 5’8″
The sexy crooner of songs like “U Make Me Wanna,” “U Got It Bad, “Burn,” and “Yeah!” appears to be kind of tall, thanks to that lean body of his. However, Justin Bieber’s former mentor is actually a little on the short side standing at just 5’8” tall. His stature certainly hasn’t put a hurting on his career, though. Throughout his near-20 year career, Usher has sold more than 30 million albums around the world, including his 2004 mega hit, Confessions, which sold 1.1 million copies in its first week alone, setting a record for highest first week sales of an R&B album ever.
10. MARK WAHLBERG 5’8″
Like Usher, Wahlberg also stands at just 5’8”. In his days as a rapper and underwear model, he was known as Marky Mark before doing a stint in prison for verbally and physically assaulting two Vietnamese gentlemen in an incident that took place near Dorchester, Massachusetts. After his time in prison, Mark Wahlberg reemerged with a new attitude and a different moniker. No longer wanting to associate himself with his bad boy days, Wahlberg dropped his nickname and began using his real name, again.
11. SIMON COWELL 5’8″
With his larger than life attitude, it’s hard to believe that the former American Idol judge stands at only 5’8” tall. If you ever have the misfortune to run into the cocky producer, don’t mention his height (or lack thereof) to him. It’s been reported that Cowell allegedly wears shoe lifts to measure up to his big personality. Hmm…with his super-cocky attitude and lack of stature, Simon reminds of Napoleon Bonaparte with his 5’6″, who was unceremoniously defeated at the battle of Waterloo.
12. KANYE WEST 5’8″
Here’s another celebrity suffering from “Napoleon syndrome.” What Kanye lacks in height (he stands at a little over 5’8”), he makes up for in ego. The self-proclaimed genius who recently began fashioning himself as “Yeezus,” constantly brags about his works and believes his opinion should be valued higher than most. Since he talks about himself enough for all of us, we’ll end this little post here.