The 12 Greatest Short Dudes Ever

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As a short guy, I know how hard it is looking up at the rest of the world’s well-statured denizens, most of whom seem to have no real clue that there’s a whole other world down here below 5 foot 5 inches. Of course, that number is rounded up, as I’m probably more like 5 foot 4 and 5/8ths inches. But as someone who was promised a growth spurt all my life and never gifted one, I’ll take every half inch I can get. Or as fellow short guy Al Pacino said: “We can climb out of hell, one inch at a time.” As true at that may frequently be, at 5 foot 7 inches, he’s two inches too tall to make this esteemed list of great men my size or under; so in this case, Pacino’s hell-exiting plan backfired. But for the well-deserving below, inch by precious little inch, they’ll go down in the annals of short guy history — also world history — as the greatest short dudes ever.

The 12 Greatest Short Dudes Ever:

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