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14 Famous & Historical Icons Who Are Shockingly Shorter Than You Thought

By Tiffany White

Everyone knows television adds 10 pounds, but it also might add about a foot in height, too. After all, how many times have you watched an actor in a movie and was shocked to discover they were only 5'7" (ahem, Tom Cruise, ahem)? Famous folks, from actors to athletes, might look like towering figures on screen, but in real life they can be surprisingly short. Below, a few noted individuals that are even shorter than Tom.

1. Kit Harington

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The height of the Game of Thrones actor, who plays Jon Snow, has been a constant debate among fan circles. He's supposedly 5'8", but it's been reported that he's actually 5'6". It makes sense, too. After all, co-star Sophie Turner, who's 5′9", clearly towers over him.