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In general, celebrities are taller than normal people. That isn't always the case, of course. There are plenty of short musicians and actors, but, especially among actors, height seems to be in particular abundance. For some reasons, humans seem to find tall people more attractive, although again, that rule is not hard and fast. Still, when you're looking at celebrity heights, many are taller than you might expect.
There are a few who literally stand above the rest. These celebs are tall, and more importantly, they're taller than you might think they are. Some of them might seem big sometimes, but their actual heights might surprise you.
The star of Riverdale is actually one of the tallest cast members on the show. You may think he's petite, but it's probably the little-kid version of him on The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody that you're thinking of.
Cole Sprouse is all grown up now and is part of everyone's favorite TV couple (turned off-screen couple, natch). At 6' 0", the height difference between he and Lili Reinhart is just one of the things that make their relationship so precious.
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Maybe it's because he's so young, but I had assumed that Shawn Mendes was a little guy. As is so often the case, I was wrong. Shawn is actually 6' 2", which means that he's a super talented, handsome young man who's also pretty tall.
It's no wonder he's been as successful as he has. Hopefully, Shawn has a long career ahead of him filled with plenty of hits, and some issues fitting his legs into the backseat of cars. Tall people may be more attractive, but they struggle just like everyone else. Height is both a gift and a curse.
Bill Murray is taller than most lovable goofballs. The actor has made a name for himself by taking on both comedic and dramatic roles that feel like they fit him like a glove. As it happens, Bill is 6' 2" tall. He's not a giant, exactly, but he's likely a few inches taller than you thought he was.
He's such an everyman that it seems like he should be the height of the average man. In fact, he's a few inches taller than that, but that doesn't mean he's looking down at anyone. Bill Murray is far too friendly to do anything like that.
There's a common conception that height is sometimes a challenge for a woman. After all, men are very weak, sensitive creatures, and they may be intimidated when they see that their date is taller than they are. Hopefully, we're slowly evolving past that kind of thinking. Brooke Shields certainly managed to be a sex symbol in spite of her height.
In fact, she was so much a part of our culture that many people didn't even realize how tall she was. In fact, she's 6' 0", which means that she looks down on many of the men that she's had to kiss in one movie or another.
Jane Lynch is a very tall lady. There's a reason she wore so many tracksuits on Glee. They fit her well and only add to the imposing vibe that she gave off as Sue Sylvester. Jane's distinct brand of comedy is actually well served by her height. It makes her seem otherworldly in some way and fits in well with the bizarre comedy she's often asked to do.
She's a remarkably gifted comic actor, and she's had a really interesting, varied career. Like a fine wine, she's aged to perfection. From small roles in movies like The Fugitive to a huge one on Glee, Jane Lynch has become one of America's most successful actresses.
Conan O'Brien is a victim of his desk. When you actually see Conan standing, he looks as tall as he actually is. Most of the time, though, he isn't standing, he's sitting. Behind a desk, it's very hard to accurately gather how tall a man really is.
Conan is fond of making jokes about how lanky he is, and it becomes clear why that is when you actually see him stand up. He's got some of the longest limbs I've ever seen. Those things really seem to be infinite. When you look at Conan's legs, you're liable to confuse them for wildly thin tree trunks that are covered in red hair.
If you really think about Joel McHale, you might realize he's taller than you think. Because he spends so much of his time sitting on Community, it's hard to fully appreciate that fact. When he does stand, he looks as big as he is.
The Soup has also conspired to hide Joel's height from the world because the show doesn't give us any perspective on how big he is. As it turns out, he's 6' 4", and could probably block a jump shot pretty well. One of the jokes of Community is how highly Joel's character thinks of himself. What we didn't was how high he was... literally.
Jordin Sparks is a great singer, but did you know she's also an exceptionally tall one? The American Idol victor stands at 6' 0". If you add some heels, she's easily taller than most of the men she competed against on the show.
We know, too, that Ryan Seacrest is not a very tall man. They must have done a lot of work to make him look normal-sized when he had to stand next to Jordin. She's as talented as any of the show's winners and taller than most. That only makes her a more appealing star and helps her rise above the crowd.
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Over and over again, it seems like funny people are the ones who are often surprisingly tall. Vince Vaughn, for example, is actually 6' 5". Personally, I never would have guessed that a man who made his living in movies like Wedding Crashers would be so huge. In fact, he's one of the tallest actors in all of Hollywood.
Throughout his career, Vince has made a point to take roles that cast him as an everyman, and in many ways that's fitting. He's a little schlubby, a little unkempt, and those things work in his favor. Now we know that that schlubbiness is complemented by a few more inches than most men are given.
One of the weirdest actors working in Hollywood today, Jeff Goldblum is also one of the tallest. The star of Jurassic Park has made a name for himself through his distinct energy, which is basically impossible for any other actor to replicate.
Because his energy is so odd, it's hard to focus on Goldblum's physical appearance. As it turns out, he's a little bit taller than he might seem to be. Standing at 6' 4", the man is a gem that Hollywood needs around. He brings life to every project he's involved in, even when the project is not particularly worthwhile for any other reason.
Danny Tanner is way taller than you think he is. Bob Saget, who may be most known to many people as the patriarch on Full House, stands at 6' 4" tall. Because Bob is associated with such a sweet, try-hard guy, it's hard to think of him as a big man.
And it's true, of course, that not all tall people have to be intimidating, and there are plenty of short people who are. It's just much harder to tell whether someone is tall when that fact isn't being emphasized for us while we watch them. Some people are tall in an unassuming way. Bob falls into that category.
The first thing you typically notice about Allison Janney is her distinctive wit. It may register somewhere in your subconscious that she's tall, but I wouldn't say it's the first thing you focus on. Nevertheless, the actress is actually 6' 0" tall.
She's been able to use that height to her advantage throughout her career, perhaps most notably on The West Wing, where she towers over most of her male colleagues. Even if she was 5' 2", Allison would still be a remarkable actress. There's something about her height, though, that adds just a little something extra to every performance that she gives.
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It's actually insane how tall Elizabeth Debicki. Don't get me wrong, she looks tall in pretty much everything she's ever appeared in. She just doesn't look as tall as she actually is. In Widows, she actually looks like the 6' 2" woman she is, and it's a wonderful sight to behold.
Not only is she an incredibly gifted actress, but Elizabeth is also remarkably beautiful. Her facial structure is basically perfect, and her height only adds to the feeling that she's some sort of otherworldly goddess. Instead, though, she's flesh and blood. Even for a human, though, she's really remarkably tall.
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You probably thought Armie Hammer was tall, but did you know that he's ridiculously tall? Standing at 6' 5", Armie dwarfs basically every actor he works with, even those who are also incredibly tall. Armie's career has been interesting so far, but it does seem strange that no one has asked him to play a superhero yet.
Given his height and his physique, he seems like a perfect candidate to join whatever comic universe might take him. Instead, he's chosen a career that's filled with smaller movies. Maybe that's his own choice, but if he was in The Avengers, he could be taller than literally everyone else.
Ben Affleck's career has had its ups and downs, to say the least. His friendship with Matt Damon is legendary, and Matt is not a very tall dude. It was always clear that Ben was the taller of those two, but it was never clear exactly what that meant.
As it turns out, Ben is actually pretty tall. He comes in at 6' 3", which explains why he always looks a little overlarge, especially in movies like Gone Girl. Ben often plays nice guys who do bad things, and his size contributes to the feeling that he might explode at any minute.
Paul Bettany is an Avenger, but you don't think of him as one of the tallest members of the team. After all, he plays Vision, artificial-intelligence-come-to-life. He's supposed to be the brains, not the brawn. In fact, Paul stands at 6' 3", although it's hard to notice his height when he's covered in makeup from head to toe.
The British actor also has a remarkable charm about him, especially when he looks like a human. Although he's in his 40s, he's strangely one of the most attractive men in the entire MCU. Maybe that's because he doesn't seem to be trying as hard as most of the other, more muscular dudes.
Jim Carrey's energy has always distracted from his physical appearance. When you're watching him, you're usually looking at his face. As a result, you may fail to realize just how tall the actor actually he is. Standing at 6' 2", Jim dominates most of his co-stars without even really trying.
He doesn't often play very imposing characters, but it's easy to see how he could given his size. Instead, he's played a wide range of totally loveable weirdos. That weirdness is a huge part of his charm as a performer, and it's been absent in recent years. At least he'll always have his height.