Will the deceptive height of these Hollywood hunks make you feel like a big man? Find out!
1. Tom Cruise
Still absolutely ripped at 52, our generation’s ultimate leading man can’t outrun the fact that he’s only 5’6”, 5’7” tops. Apparently, that’s just what you need to briefly feel superior to one of the richest, most influential men on the planet.
2. Robert Downey Jr.
Women want him and men want to be him, right? Not if they’re over 5’8” they don’t. The realization that Iron Man himself is barely average height is certain to scratch some competitive itch in your brain, if only for a second.
3. Daniel Radcliffe
The Harry Potter star could probably get any woman he wanted with a single glance, and most of his career is still ahead of him. But he’s only a scant 5’5”—it’s easy to let yourself believe he’s still just a scared little boy, and you’re a big strong man.
4. Zac Efron
Zac Efron has everything—fame, fortune, and chiseled good looks. Yet knowing that he’s only a paltry 5’8” taps into your vestigial animal brainstem and gives you an innate sense of superiority over him. Your accomplishments start to seem more important, while his seem more fraudulent and trivial. For a brief, shining second you don’t envy him—in fact, you pity him.
5. Josh Hutcherson
This Hunger Games hunk is only 5’7”. If you focus solely on that fact, you can temporarily kid yourself into thinking that you’re a “real” man from the real world, and he wouldn’t last a day at your job. You’re a provider.
6. Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt is 5’11”. Not bad, actually, but probably not as tall as people think he is. Just a regular guy, like you. Where it matters, you are basically Brad Pitt. As long as you keep telling yourself that.