Showing posts with label Tom Cruise. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tom Cruise. Show all posts

Feb 21, 2014

How Tall are Hollywood Stars

We have all heard Hollywood stars are shorter than they appear on film. Here is a list that proves that to be true.

Snooki is 4'8"
Paula Abdul 5'0"
Reese Witherspoon, Lady Gaga 5'1"
Salma Hayek, Hillary Duff, and Prince 5'2"
Martin Scorsese, Paul Simon 5'3"
Seth Green, Michael J. Fox, Emilio Estevez 5'4"
Dustin Hoffman, Bruno Mars, Daniel Radcliffe, Scott Cann 5'5"
Jon Stewart, Jack Black, Cheech Marin 5'6"
Robert Downey Jr. (or 5'8"), Tom Cruise, Martin Sheen, Ben Stiller 5'7"

May 19, 2010

How Tall is. . .

Jeff Flanagan challenged me to find the height of an actor, and I got carried away. Although there is some discussion on the web, with varying heights (especially for the shortest actors), and I did a bunch of digging and these are the best estimates I can find. The  heights listed are without shoe lifts, which many of the men wear. 

Michael 'Sylvester' Gardenzio Stallone 5'7, Halle Berry 5'5, Gary Coleman 4'8, Tom Cruise 5'7, Dame Judi Dench 5'1, Nicole Kidman 5'10, Carlos Ray 'Chuck' Norris 5'9 (born 1940), Angelina Jolie 5'7, Dustin Hoffman 5'5, Mel Gibson 5'8, Salma Hayek 5'1, Walter 'Bruce' Willis 5'11, Mike Meyers 5'6, Jack Nicholson 5'9, Regis Philbin 5'4, John Travolta 6'0, Ray Van Damme 5'8, Tina Turner 5'4, Rene Zellweger, 5'4 Jon Stewart 5'7, Dolly Parton 5'0. That is the tall and short of it.

Apr 27, 2010

Theft at Best Buy

The remarkable heist of a Best Buy store in New Jersey almost seemed to be from the Mission Impossible movie, as thieves made off with $26,000 worth of Apple notebooks without leaving a trace in the store.

Best Buy employees discovered a hole in the roof, while not a single motion sensor was set off, and no evidence captured on the security cameras.  The thieves employed a “high degree of sophistication. They never touched the floor. They rappelled in and rappelled out” according to a police department spokesman.

They scaled a gas pipe located on the side of the building onto the roof, where they cut a 3-ft wide hole, used some kind of suction to lift the piece out, lowered themselves 16 feet into the store (10 feet off the ground, so motion sensors would not go off).  Everything was planned so store banners would obscure the security cameras. They absconded with the laptops off metal racks, while hanging from the ceiling, Tom Cruise style.

Apr 23, 2010

Tall Presidents

Did you know that in the past 27 US presidential elections, the shorter candidate has won only six times? Handlers for Jimmy Carter (5' 9") went to great lengths to prevent him from having to stand next to the taller Gerald Ford (6 foot+). It worked, Carter won. Eighteen presidents have been 6 foot or taller. James Madison was the shortest at 5 foot 4.

Did you also know that Napoleon was 4 foot 11 or (5 foot 6, depending on what you read), Paul Simon and Dudley Moore 5 foot 2. Tom Cruise 5 foot 8 (Thomas Cruise Mapother IV) 

Michigan is the only state that has a statute prohibiting height discrimination.