Shocking heights of 10 tallest actors in Hollywood movie history
Its Remarkable how the tallest actors in Hollywood movie history have been able to use their height to appear in movie roles. Hollywood has been home to some real life giants, either acting as larger than life characters or regular guys in movies.
T0p 10 tallest Hollywood actors ever
10. Liam Neeson—6′ 4.
The Iconic Irish American actor is not really a giant, but I bet you guys didn’t know he was one very tall fellow. If you observe closely in his movies, you would notice that he towers above most of his Co stars during scenes. Obviously concerned about how his height and other features affected him proffesionally at the beginning of his career, he once revealed that inspite of his love for acting, he didn’t want his children to follow in his footsteps because he wouldn’t want them to suffer the same kind of rejection he experienced during auditions, before he eventually became a huge star.
9. Tyler Perry— 6’5.
The celebrated actor, writer, producer and director, once told Men’s health how for a long time, he felt so uncomfortable with his height he would always slouch to hide it. Of course it didn’t work! The star who is currently one of the richest actors in the world today has an incredible rags to riches success story. And he was strong willed enough not to let his remarkable height get in the way of his dreams.
8. Dolph Lundgren—6’5.
The veteran Hollywood actor was one of the stars Who used his impressive stature to gain the attention of movie producers. The Swedish American actor starred in his first film role, actually a bit part, when he was bodyguard to actress and model Grace Jones. And when she starred opposite Roger Moore in the James Bond Movie A View to a Kill, he was cast in a small part. But that was enough for him to catch the attention of Sylvester Stallone who cast him in the role that would make him a star—As Russian Boxer Ivan Drago in Rocky 4.
7. Vince Vaughn—6’5.
Unlike many giant actors, Vaughn’s height did not really hamper him from getting movie roles. Infact most people didn’t even know he was that tall until he was paired with 5’1 Reese Whinterspoon in the romantic comedy four Christmases. And that’s when people realized he was a giant.
6. Tim Robbins—6’5.
Who said giants only have their height working for them? Meet Tim Robbins, the tallest actor to ever win an Oscar. The towering and talented actor won an Academy award for best supporting actor for his role in Mystic River.
5. The Rock Dwayne Johnson—6’5.
The Rock isn’t just tall, he is huge! I mean the man eats like 9 to 11 different meals daily. (Three breakfasts included) He is the most successful wrestler turned actor, and one of the most sought after actors in the world today. He still holds the Guinness book of world records for the highest amount ever paid to an actor for his first starring role. A whopping $5.5 million for his role in the Scorpion King.
4. Fred Thompson—6’6.
The former senator became a TV star after he joined the cast of Law and order for 116 episodes. Strangely, had he won, Thompson would have been the tallest President America ever had, after he went on a short Presidential Campaign afterwards.
3. James Cromwell—6’6.
The gigantic Cromwell is actually the tallest Hollywood actor ever to be nominated for an Academy award. Although he didn’t win like his one inch shorter counterpart Tim Robbins, he still made history when he was nominated for his supporting actor role in Babe.
2. Richard Kiel—7’1.5
This giant was in movies for many years before he became famous when he appeared opposite Roger Moore in James Bond movies the MoonRaker, and as the cold blooded killer Jaws in The Spy who loved me, also starring Moore. But contrary to the bad guy roles he played for Hollywood, Kiel was known as the gentlest of men by those who knew him.
1. Peter Mayhew—7’3.
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Ever wondered what Chewbacca really looks like in real life? Well here he is. When to hulking star went to audition for the role of Chewbacca, Star Wars creator George Lucas was blown away by his height and stature. Infact all Mayhew had to do was stand up—and he got the part.