Which Famous Men Could Do With A Boost?
The typical Hollywood A-lister is 6ft and over with a dazzling white smile and a finely honed body that has come at the cost of daily workouts. But what about those unconventional Hollywood heartthrobs who have found success and fame while looking up to many of their peers? We take a look at some of the most famous men on the planet who have made a success of themselves with or without a few extra inches…
Without a doubt the most famous A-lister who has never graced six foot, Tom Cruise is a major Hollywood star and has featured in some of the most successful films of the generation. He has dated (and married) some of the most beautiful women in the world, and has never let his height (or lack thereof) stand in the way of a movie role, a marriage or some other form of ambassadorial work. He has been seen looking shorter than Katie Holmes one minute and taller the next, we suspect he was wearing height increasing shoes although this remains to be confirmed!
When first cast as the boy wizard Harry Potter, many people predicted Daniel Radcliffe would go on to feature in Hollywood hits and become the quintessential ‘leading man’. But at 5ft 5, his path has gone a very different way, and no one could deny that his talent has led him down a fruitful and exhilarating path. Jumping from horror films to the Broadway musical with a few naked roles in between, Daniel Radcliffe is an example of how height needn’t be a barrier to any kind of success. He is now a leading man in his own right, and will most likely go on to have a much more sustained career than any of the six-foot flavour-of-the-month eye-candy that grace many Hollywood films.
Robert Downey Jnr
With roles as superheroes and famous detectives under his belt in recent years, you may be forgiven for thinking that Robert Downey Jnr was a quintessential Hollywood hunk. But at 5ft 7inches tall, the man behind Sherlock Holmes and the recent Iron Man series is much shorter than many would at first believe. Despite this, his sheer presence on-screen and some of the gargantuan performances he has put in during many of his hit movies make him seem like a veritable giant of the silver screen, and despite being a way off 6ft, the supposed ideal height for a man, he has made a huge success of himself thanks to his huge talent.
Of course, most Hollywood taste makers have stylists and camera trickery up their sleeve which can give them towering proportions on the big screen. In real life, more than a few have been rumoured to wear elevator shoes to give a healthy dose of self confidence…