Danny Trejo has appeared in several Hollywood movies. He is a frequent collaborator of the filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, who also happens to be his cousin. Some of the films he did are El Mariachi, Sin City, From Dusk till Dawn, and Spy Kids, among others. His first lead role came when he did Machete in 2010, while his first-ever movie was 1985, Runaway Train.
But aside from his work in Hollywood, Trejo also gets praises for being a counselor for young people at risk. This role even gives him recognition from the Los Angeles City Council. Despite his success, Trejo remains to be simple. All he wants to be a stay-at-home dad, making art with his kids. Aside from the benefits given by their home security system, he can look after them, too.
Who doesn’t love Giancarlo Esposito? The degree of his acting is superb, mainly when he played the role of Gus Fring in the hit TV series Breaking Bad and its spinoff, Better Call Saul. He knows how to perfectly leave everyone in awe with his talent, owning every role he is doing. Although some find him small for his height of 5 feet 8 inches, the 62-year-old shared in an interview that he’s always “energetic and excitable.”
He revealed that yoga and meditation helped him get into his character, like when he did Gus, who he described as “cool as a cucumber.” Today, fans would see Esposito next as Moff Gideon in another hit TV series, The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars series.
Robert Downey, Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. is maybe 5 feet 7 inches in height, but the amount of fame and success he has achieved is gigantic. He has received commercial success in middle age, giving him a good credit report. Despite everything he has gone through, the 55-year-old star proves someone can be so much better.
He found ultimate success when he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing the role of Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man. From the Iron Man movie series, which made him ultra-famous, he started The Avengers franchise. Downey manages to maintain his celebrity status, making him one of the most known celebrities today. He is one of the world’s highest-paid actors, not to mention one of the most bankable, grossing billions in the box office worldwide.
Another successful star who is believed to be small in height is Woody Allen. He stands 5 feet 5 inches, but he is never short in talent and success. He is one of the most comedians in Hollywood. He is also a director, writer, and actor whose career is spanning over six decades. He is not afraid to make an investment in his own movie, like Annie Hall and Manhattan, which became two of his most famous works.
The 84-year-old star started in the business at the age of 15. At the time, he was only writing jokes for a newspaper. Despite his advancing age, Allen has no plans to retire yet. He continuously makes everyone laugh with his TV and movie projects.
Emilio Estevez comes from a family of actors. He is the son of Martin Sheen, making him the brother of Charlie Sheen. He stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, the same height as his dad, although a few inches shorter than his brother. The 58-year-old star conquered the entertainment scene during the 1980s, getting credits for doing the movies that shaped the said era, like The Outsiders, The Breakfast Club, and St. Elmo’s Fire.
Eventually, Estevez found his right niche – an independent filmmaker. He is also a screenwriter and producer. One of his most recent films, The Public, which he starred and directed, featured him as a Cincinnati librarian who was caught in the middle of a standoff between police and a group of people in the city, seeking shelter in a library during cold weather.
Mark Ruffalo may have known for playing the gigantic role of Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but his height is far away from that. He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall, which is an inch away from the standard men’s height in the US. Anyhow, his massive success in the entertainment industry can speak volumes of his big he is in the industry. The 52-year-old star started his acting career in the 1990s. He gained his first recognition when he did the Kenneth Lonergan play, This Is Our Youth. He then went doing the drama film; You Can Count on Me. However, today, Ruffalo is best known as Bruce Banner, or a.k.a. Hulk, in The Avengers movie series. He also has several TV and movie credits, like the 2019 Dark Waters, and 2020 I Know This Much Is True and The Beat.
Joaquin Phoenix left everyone in awe when he played the Prince of Crime in the uber-successful 2019 movie Joker. This even made him won the 2020 Golden Globe for Best Actor award – a big feat for the 5-feet-8-inches tall star. When he was only starting, at a tender age of four, Phoenix used to go by the name “Leaf” before he returned to his birth name again in 1991. At the time, he was already 16.
Phoenix is a known vegetarian, making him the spokesman of People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals (PETA). The organization even named him its Person of the Year in 2019. Surely, the 45-year-old star has no problem buying his food at all with his credit cards.
Another all-around funny guy who has not reached the average US men’s height is Zach Galifianakis. He stands 5 feet 7 inches, two inches away from the standard 5 feet 9 inches men height. Despite that, the 51-year-old star rose to prominence because of his quick wit and an unbeatable sense of humor.
He came to prominence when he did his Comedy Central Presents stint in 2001. He also had his own show, Late World with Zach, on VH1 in the same year. Surely, fans would best remember him when he did The Hangover movie series. He also hosted the web series Between Two Ferns. In case you did not notice, he was part of Kanye West’s music video. With these feats, Galifianakis might have managed to have a good credit report.
The former Spider-Man star, Tobey Maguire, stands 5 feet 8 inches tall. But before fans started to know him as Peter Parker, he started doing small roles when he was only beginning his career. The 45-year-old star used to be part of Roseanne and Blossom. Credits to his mom, who encouraged him to take acting lessons when he was young, he became one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces.
Aside from the Spider-Man franchise, he also did other hit movies. Maguire did the 2013 movie, The Great Gatsby, with Leonardo Di Carpio, the 2003 film, Seabiscuit, and more. His other major films are Pleasantville, Ride with the Devil, The Cider House Rules, Wonder Boys, The Good German, and Brothers, among others.
Martin Lawrence is a comedy icon in his own right. He used to have his own sitcom, Martin, which ran for five seasons, from 1992 to 1997. And in case you don’t know, the 55-year-old star is a former Golden Gloves boxer. It is just one of his too many talents. Apart from being a comedian, he is also an actor, producer, talk show host, and writer. What more can you ask for? Lawrence is indeed a total package.
He is best known in the movie series Bad Boys, alongside Will Smith, who is way taller than him. If Lawrence is 5 feet 7 inches in height, Smith is 6 feet 2 inches tall. Fans can even see the degree of difference when they are together.