This photo from the set of The Invention of Hugo Cabret caught my eye. Could acclaimed director Martin Scorsese really be that much shorter than everyone else?
Well, yes, he could. Martin Scorsese is 5’3″ tall, according to the usually-pretty-trustworthy CelebHeights page. Who knew?
Here’s Scorsese in a 2008 lineup with the not-so-tall Rolling Stones, at the release for the documentary Shine A Light:
But back to the Paris set of The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Ladies and gentlemen, Sir Ben Kingsley!
Sir Ben is said to be 5′ 7.75″ tall. (Commenter on CelebHeights: “I like to think of that height as ‘the end of short.'”) Memo to wardrobe: stick with the patent-leather pumps.
Well, godblessem both. I’m no great fan of Scorsese’s movies — quite the opposite, which I’m sure concerns him deeply — but he’s a heavy hitter. And you have to love Ben Kingsley for playing both Gandhi and that terrific creep in Sexy Beast.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret is Martin Scorsese’s first 3-D film, says Collider.com:
“The tale of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris
train station. When Hugo encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl,
and the cold, reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a
magical, mysterious adventure that could put all of his secrets in