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Poll: Little Big Guys

Jebediah Springfield once said "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man". We can all say "Amen!" to that.

Yet, as true as it is, this creed wasn't fully embraced by Hollywood where heightism seems to have prevailed for decades and decades, allowing only a few vertically challenged actors to portray heroic characters instead of the usual sidekicks, comic reliefs, or vile antagonists from the sneaky traitors to the villains with 'Napoleon Complex'.

Celebrating the "little big guys" of cinema, which of these heroic characters played by actors under 5'8 is your favorite?

After voting, you may discuss the list here

(only male adult roles, characters over 20, and no member of a group or creatures of naturally small size)

Make Your Choice

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    Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon (1973)

    Bruce Lee as Lee in Enter the Dragon
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    Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society (1989)

    Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poets Society
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    Al Pacino in Serpico (1973)

    Al Pacino as Serpico
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    Richard Dreyfuss in Jaws (1975)

    Richard Drefuss as Matt Hooper in Jaws
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    Charles Chaplin in City Lights (1931)

    Charles Chaplin as The Tramp in City Lights
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    Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now (1979)

    Martin Sheen as Capt. Willard in Apocalypse Now
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    Takashi Shimura in Seven Samurai (1954)

    Takashi Shimura as Kambei Shimada, leader of the Seven Samurai
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    Roberto Benigni in Life Is Beautiful (1997)

    Roberto Benigni as Guido Orefice in Life is Beautiful
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    "Little Big Man" Dustin Hoffman 1976 UA

    Dustin Hoffman as Little Big Man
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    Danny Trejo in Grindhouse (2007)

    Danny Trejo as Machete
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    Tom Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt

    Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible series
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    Buster Keaton in The General (1926)

    Buster Keaton as Johnnie Gray in The General
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    Alan Ladd in Shane (1953)

    Alan Ladd as Shane
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    Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinny (1992)

    Joe Pesci as My Cousin Vinny
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    Sean Astin in Rudy (1993)

    Sean Astin as Rudy
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    Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

    Tom Cruise as Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July
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    James Cagney "Yankee Doodle Dandy" 1941 Warner

    James Cagney as George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy
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    Tom Cruise in Top Gun (1986)

    Tom Cruise as Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in Top Gun
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    Takashi Shimura in Ikiru (1952)

    Takashi Shimura as Kanji Watanebe in Ikiru
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    Buster Keaton in Sherlock Jr. (1924)

    Buster Keaton as Sherlock Jr.
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    Al Pacino in ...and justice for all. (1979)

    Al Pacino as Arthur Kirkland in ...And Justice For All
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    Dustin Hoffman in Hero (1992)

    Dustin Hoffman as Bernie Laplante in Hero
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    Charles Chaplin and Jackie Coogan in The Kid (1921)

    Charles Chaplin as The Tramp in The Kid
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    James McAvoy in Wanted (2008)

    James McAvoy as Wesley in Wanted
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    Jet Li in Kiss of the Dragon (2001)

    Jet Li as Liu Jian in Kiss of the Dragon
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    Peter Lorre in Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937)

    Peter Lorre as Kentaro Moto in the Mr. Moto series
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    Michael Peña in World Trade Center (2006)

    Michael Pena as Will Jimeno in World Trade Center
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    Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys II (2003)

    Martin Lawrence as Marcus Burnett in Bad Boys
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    Gael García Bernal in No (2012)

    Gael Garcia Bernal as René Saavedra in No
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    Jack Black in Nacho Libre (2006)

    Jack Black as Nacho Libre

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