17 Surprisingly Short Celebrities

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While they may seem larger than life on the big screen, some celebrities are not much in the height department. In fact, many of today’s leading men in Hollywood are shorter than their leading ladies.

Thanks to the magic of movies (or some very high heels for the ladies), these stars are made to look much taller than they actually are.

1. Mark Wahlberg (5’8″)

Mark Wahlberg stands just 5-foot, 8-inches high, although his on-screen presence in blockbuster movies such as Lone Survivor, The Fighter, 2 Guns and The Departed is larger than life.

Mark apparently got the short gene in the family–he stands two inches shorter than his older brother Donnie.

Perhaps one of the reasons Wahlberg seems so much taller is his buff appearance.

In the early 90s, he posed for Calvin Klein underwear both with and without Kate Moss, where his appearance was on billboards in Times Square and around the world.

So while he may not be all that tall, he sure looked it when he was wearing only his Calvins.

The good news is that his height certainly has not kept him from a long and successful career. In addition to his work in front of the camera, he has also served as an executive producer on hits like “Entourage” and “Boardwalk Empire.” He’s proven himself a smart and bankable film star.

Plus with all those muscles and quite a rap sheet before he went on the straight and narrow and recorded with the Funky Bunch, we probably would never call Wahlberg short (to his face).

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