They tell us that for every inch of extra height in the workplace, you earn $$$$'s more in terms of salary. Well, tell that to these extremely talented film Directors - some of the most influential in Hollywood - who all stand below average height, yet managed to forge extremely successful careers in film.
A director commands respect, but he must manage a whole range of people. These men show that no matter what height you are, if you know how to make films well, then height is immaterial to success.1. Steven Spielberg - 5ft 7.5 (171cm)
Spielberg has been at the top of the game since the 1970's. From Jaws to Lincoln, he continually churns out fantastic movies.
From humble beginnings in New Zealand, Jackson has been responsible for creating 2 of the stand-out trilogies of the modern generation: The Lord of the Rings and (aptly named) The Hobbit trilogies.
If you've never heard of Star Wars, what rock have you been living under? Lucas - A 5ft 6 and change man - is responsible for Star Wars...
Even in his 70's Scorsese still delivers great movies. From early endeavours like Taxi Driver, through to his most recent smash, The Wolf of Wall Street, he has proven that no matter what height you are, absolute talent for movie-making shines through.
The Polish film-maker and actor is never one who hasn't attracted controversy throughout his career. Standing 6 inches under average height, he has created such classics as Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, The Pianist and The Tenant.
The British master of suspense and one of the most influential and respected directors in film history, has a body of work that is mind-boggling in terms of sheer quality. At barely 5ft 7, Hitchcock still stands head and shoulders above many director's when it comes to delivering suspenseful movies.7. Sergio Leone 5ft 7.5 (171cm)
The Italian director was the forefather of the Spaghetti Westerns, creating such memorable classics like A Fistful of Dollars, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in America.8. Frank Capra 5ft 5.75 (167cm)
One of the most prolific Director's in the 1930's and 40's, Capra won an astonishing 3 Best Director Oscars in the 1930's.9. Stanley Kubrick 5ft 6.5 (169cm)
Known by many as a perfectionist, Kubrick was responsible for many classic such as The Shining, Space 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket and A Clockwork Orange.10. Woody Allen 5ft 5 (165cm)
One of America's most talented director's, actor's and writer's, Woody has directed well over 40 films during his long and illustrious career.
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