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16 Movies That Used Perception And Platform Shoes To Fool You

Let's see what happens when the platform shoes come off.

1. The Lord of the Rings trilogy used forced perspective to make Elijah Wood so much shorter than Ian McKellan. Off of the screen, the actors only have a five-inch height difference.

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2. The Iron Man movies got you good because Tony Stark appears taller than Pepper Potts. In reality, Robert Downey Jr. is 5' 8" and Gwyneth Paltrow is 5' 9".

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3. In Casablanca, Ingrid Bergman had to stand in trenches so that Humphrey Bogart would appear taller than her.

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4. Josh Hutcherson seems to be the same height as Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games, but he's actually two inches shorter than her.

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5. In the Fast and Furious franchise,Vin Diesel appears to be the same height as the Rock. He's not. Diesel is a few inches shorter.

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6. In The Green Mile, Michael Clarke Duncan was made to look like he was towering over Tom Hanks and David Morse. In actuality, Duncan is only one inch taller than Morse and five inches taller than Hanks.

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7. For being a Cyclops, James Marsden stands two inches shorter than his X-Men counterpart, Famke Janssen.

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8. In Captain America: Civil War, you'd never know that Scarlett Johansson is nine inches shorter than Chris Evans.

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9. Mel Gibson appears taller than Sigourney Weaver in The Year of Living Dangerously, but he's actually two inches shorter than her in real life.

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10. Tom Hardy, who plays Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, is three inches shorter than Christian Bale. He had to wear platform boots to achieve equal height.

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11. In Mission Impossible III, all of the actors look about equal height. That's not the case. Maggie Q is the shortest at 5' 6", Tom Cruise stands at just under 5' 8", Ving Rhames is the tallest at 6', and Jonathan Rhys Meyers is 5' 10".

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12. In The Last Song, Miley Cyrus seems pretty comparable to Liam Hemsworth. The camera hides their 12-inch height gap really well. Cyrus is 5' 4" and Hemsworth towers over her at 6' 4".

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13. Amanda Seyfried costarred with Justin Timberlake during In Time, but she wore heels to mask their 10-inch height gap.

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14. Kristin Chenowith is tiny at 4' 11", but compared to Nicole Kidman in Bewitched, who's 5' 11", it's no wonder she wears heels the entire movie.

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15. Filmmakers tried to mitigate the 11-inch height difference between Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon Water For Elephants.

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16. And though Robbie Coltrane plays a half-giant alongside Harry Potter, he's really only eight inches taller than Daniel Radcliffe.

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