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14th Feb '17 12:09:55 AM AthenaBlue
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->"I went and worked for Wrestling/VinceMcMahon at the WWE for Christ's sake and it was a crazier job than working with Kiefer. I didn't have to take my shoes off to do scenes with him, which they made me do. Just put the guy on an apple box or don't hire me next time. You know I'm 6 feet and he's 5'4."[[note]]Sutherland is actually 5' 8½"/1,74 m[[/note]]

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->"I -->"I went and worked for Wrestling/VinceMcMahon at the WWE for Christ's sake and it was a crazier job than working with Kiefer. I didn't have to take my shoes off to do scenes with him, which they made me do. Just put the guy on an apple box or don't hire me next time. You know I'm 6 feet and he's 5'4."[[note]]Sutherland is actually 5' 8½"/1,74 m[[/note]]
14th Feb '17 12:09:33 AM AthenaBlue
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* Spoofed in the ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' skits:
** In "Scott of the Sahara," an actress is standing in a trench on her own feet, while the actor with her is on a box. The result is ridiculous height disparity.
** In a skit about horse jockeys, several jockeys are so short that only their hats are visible in frame. Another jockey is so short that he has to stand on a box just to make his hat visible.

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* Spoofed Freddie Prinze Jr. complained a lot about his sole season of ''Series/TwentyFour'', and apparently the fact they had to disguise how he's taller than Creator/KieferSutherland [[http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/working-kiefer-sutherland-made-freddie-prinze-jr-quit/story?id=24720569 helped]]:
->"I went and worked for Wrestling/VinceMcMahon at the WWE for Christ's sake and it was a crazier job than working with Kiefer. I didn't have to take my shoes off to do scenes with him, which they made me do. Just put the guy on an apple box or don't hire me next time. You know I'm 6 feet and he's 5'4."[[note]]Sutherland is actually 5' 8½"/1,74 m[[/note]]
* On ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', Sally Struthers regularly wore platform shoes, as she was 5'1" while her TV husband, Rob Reiner, was 6'2". The height difference is played for laughs in a flashback to when their characters, Gloria and Mike, first met.
* On ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', the 5'5" Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak) spends most of her scenes with the 6'1" Stephen Amell (Oliver) and the 6'3" David Ramsey (Diggle.) You can see where this is going. In fact, her Twitter bio used to say "I stand on apple boxes for a living."
* ''Series/BabyDaddy'' actually came up with a clever piece of set design for this, no doubt since their cast already existed
in the ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' skits:
** In "Scott of the Sahara," an actress is standing in a trench on her own feet, while the actor
extremes, with her is on a box. The result is ridiculous the 5'6" Tahj Mowry sharing scenes with the 5'10"-and-heeled Melissa Peterman and the 6'5" Derek Theler. Realizing they had large height disparity.
differences to deal with, they seemed to design the sets with this in mind, such as the [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140612213059/babydaddy/images/1/1c/10259256_654741817906378_2039755034018526124_o.jpg bar set]] being designed with a staircase in the background for the actors to line up their heights on (this came in '''really''' handy when the aforementioned Theler got a love interest played by the 5'3" Lacey Chabert, a full fourteen inches shorter than him.) This only seems to be used for blocking, however, as the show will often use the height differences of their actors as a [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140612214805/babydaddy/images/1/1f/10358936_660808070633086_4784475361706970306_o.jpg source of humor.]]
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
** Bernadette is played by the under 5' Melissa Rauch, but Howard, her boyfriend, isn't that much taller and thus it isn't that big of an issue. In one episode at her apartment she got a skit ring at the doorbell and in order to look through the peephole she had to use a step stool. Rauch mentioned that most of her family is pretty short and her husband is around 6', so whenever they get together it feels like he is visiting [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the Shire]].
** Both Leonard and Howard are fairly short, which is commented upon frequently in the show. Leonard and Penny are generally the same height but if Penny wears high heels she [[OneHeadTaller towers over him]]. In one episode the group was having a formal cocktail party and Bernadette was complaining
about horse jockeys, several jockeys are so short climbing the stairs in high heels and Howard revealed he was wearing heels as well. After a confrontation, Sheldon comments that only their hats are visible Howard seemed taller than normal.
* On the 9th season of Australian reality show/renovation show/competition ''The Block'', contestant Deanne, married to the much taller, retired pro-sports star Darren (a solid 2 m tall -- roughly 6'8"), stands on a Scully Box during the weekly judging. The box can often be seen
in frame. Another jockey is so short that he has the shots showing all contestants.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** While Series/{{Angel}} was in the series, Creator/SarahMichelleGellar had
to stand on a box just so she can be seen in the same frame as the much taller David Boreanaz. The later seasons had her wear high heels to make have Buffy appear taller than Dawn.
** James Marsters, who plays Spike, has admitted that he would wear lifts in
his hat visible.shoes so that he would look about equal height to David Boreanaz.
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': Stana Katic is tall at 5'9" but Nathan Fillion is 6'2". Even though the show is called ''Castle'', the two actors' roles are basically equal in importance. So Katic almost always wears 3 to 4 inch heels, which are her version of the box. This is Lampshaded quite often on the show as asides from other characters and it is very obvious when she is not wearing heels. This example is also unusual because height differences of only a few inches such as this usually don't cause an issue.



* In earliest seasons of ''Series/That70sShow'', the scenes where the 15-year old Creator/MilaKunis (Jackie) and Creator/LauraPrepon (Donna) talked alone had either to portray them sitting, or to have Mila wearing platform heels. Not quite a box, but very close.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** Allison Mack (5'5") admits to using either a crate, or a lifted "alley board" so she doesn't look short against "ostentatiously tall" Tom Welling (6'3"). It is the only way they could [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/f1a0907e3048e8000b1ba9c287a3c6e9/tumblr_mlujscjuqf1snvqpxo1_1280.png hug naturally with the 10 inches difference]].
** Cassidy Freeman uses it a bit as well, despite being 5'9".
** Parodied in one scene in which Erica Durance kicks a stack of paper next to Tom's feet (on screen) before running to him.
** Oddly, in "Upgrade", Callum Blue (6') is somehow shown to be several inches taller than Tom probably due to misuse of boxes.
* ''Eight out of Ten Cats'' host Jimmy Carr has to have a cushion placed on his seat so he can see over his desk. This led to a fairly hilarious scene when guest David Walliams "outed" him by insisting that he stand up, and then removing the cushion, leaving Jimmy about four inches shorter all of a sudden. Also subverted since Jimmy Carr is a good 6 feet tall, so it's more of an issue with the set (or for entirely comedic purposes).



** Used InUniverse in the Christmas special "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned Voyage of the Damned]]", where Music/KylieMinogue's character stands on a box to kiss Creator/DavidTennant. It's PlayedForLaughs.

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** Creator/FreemaAgyeman is below-average height, so Martha Jones is almost constantly wearing heels.
** Used InUniverse in the Christmas special "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned Voyage [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned]]", Damned"]], where Music/KylieMinogue's character stands on a box to kiss Creator/DavidTennant. It's PlayedForLaughs.



*** Clara Oswald's penchant for wearing heels is clearly due to this trope as well.
* ''Eight out of Ten Cats'' host Jimmy Carr has to have a cushion placed on his seat so he can see over his desk. This led to a fairly hilarious scene when guest David Walliams "outed" him by insisting that he stand up, and then removing the cushion, leaving Jimmy about four inches shorter all of a sudden. Also subverted since Jimmy Carr is a good 6 feet tall, so it's more of an issue with the set (or for entirely comedic purposes).
* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' has the 5'3 Creator/LucyLiu with 5'10 Creator/JonnyLeeMiller. This results in Joan Watson wearing quite a lot of heels.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** While Series/{{Angel}} was in the series, Creator/SarahMichelleGellar had to stand on a box just so she can be seen in the same frame as the much taller David Boreanaz. The later seasons had her wear high heels to have Buffy appear taller than Dawn.
** James Marsters, who plays Spike, has admitted that he would wear lifts in his shoes so that he would look about equal height to David Boreanaz.



** Creator/ChrisColfer is slightly taller than his on screen love interest, Darren Criss, but, because Criss' character was meant to serve as a mentor type figure, efforts were made to make him him appear taller than Colfer, even in photo shoots promoting the show.
* ''Series/TopGear'': The Hamster was once seen to be standing on a box so he could see over the bonnet of a Cadillac Escalade.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
** Bernadette is played by the under 5' Melissa Rauch, but Howard, her boyfriend, isn't that much taller and thus it isn't that big of an issue. In one episode at her apartment she got a ring at the doorbell and in order to look through the peephole she had to use a step stool. Rauch mentioned that most of her family is pretty short and her husband is around 6', so whenever they get together it feels like he is visiting [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the Shire]].
** Both Leonard and Howard are fairly short, which is commented upon frequently in the show. Leonard and Penny are generally the same height but if Penny wears high heels she [[OneHeadTaller towers over him]]. In one episode the group was having a formal cocktail party and Bernadette was complaining about climbing the stairs in high heels and Howard revealed he was wearing heels as well. After a confrontation, Sheldon comments that Howard seemed taller than normal.
* Melissa Rauch also had this taken to new levels when she was on ''Series/TrueBlood'' as she spends most of her screentime with 6'4" Jim Parrack.
* On ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', Sally Struthers regularly wore platform shoes, as she was 5'1" while her TV husband, Rob Reiner, was 6'2". The height difference is played for laughs in a flashback to when their characters, Gloria and Mike, first met.

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** Creator/ChrisColfer is slightly taller than his on screen love interest, Darren Criss, but, because Criss' character was meant to serve as a mentor type figure, efforts were made to make him him appear taller than Colfer, even in photo shoots promoting the show.
* ''Series/TopGear'': The Hamster was once seen to be standing on a box so he could see over the bonnet of a Cadillac Escalade.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
** Bernadette
''Series/GreysAnatomy'', in-universe: Miranda Bailey is played by the under 5' Melissa Rauch, but Howard, her boyfriend, isn't that much taller and thus it isn't that big of an issue. In one episode at her apartment she got a ring at the doorbell and in order to look through the peephole she had to use a step stool. Rauch mentioned that most of her family is pretty very short and her husband can clearly be seen using a variant in the OR to ensure she is around 6', so at the proper height when operating.
* Required quite often on ''Series/{{Heroes}}''
whenever they get together it feels like he is visiting [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the Shire]].
** Both Leonard
Creator/HaydenPanettiere and Howard Creator/KristenBell, who are fairly short, both 5'1", share scenes with Creator/ZacharyQuinto, who is 6'3".
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has [[HugeGuyTinyGirl 6'4 Marshall paired with 5'4 Lily]],
which is sometimes commented upon frequently in on. But the show. Leonard rest of the male cast is still above 6' and Penny are generally the same height but if Penny wears other female cast member Robin is a fairly tall 5'9, which leaves Lily as often wearing high heels she [[OneHeadTaller towers over him]]. In one episode the group was having a formal cocktail party and Bernadette was complaining about climbing the stairs in high heels and Howard revealed he was wearing heels as well. After a confrontation, Sheldon comments that Howard seemed taller than normal.
* Melissa Rauch also had this taken to new levels
even when she was on ''Series/TrueBlood'' as she spends most of her screentime with 6'4" Jim Parrack.
* On ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', Sally Struthers regularly wore platform shoes, as she was 5'1" while her TV husband, Rob Reiner, was 6'2". The height difference is played for laughs in a flashback to when their characters, Gloria and Mike, first met.
lounging around at home.



* ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' does likewise for shorter contestants so that they can see over the podiums.
** This was humorously referenced on the celebrity episode of February 9, 2001, on which Creator/SethGreen was a contestant.
--->'''Creator/AlexTrebek:''' We started off the week, ladies and gentlemen, here in Las Vegas with me feeling vertically challenged because one of our contestants was [6'6"/198 cm] [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Charles Barkley]] and I felt very short next to him. Seth [who is 5'4"/163 cm] took pity on me.\\
'''Seth Green:''' ''[points down]'' I got this sweet box! ''[steps down and loses about a foot in height]''\\
'''Alex Trebek:''' He wants to make me feel a lot better.
** The 1993 College Tournament winner Phoebe Juel recounted that the coordinators had to search the studio for more boxes because the ones which were on hand were still too small for her.



* Spoofed in the ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' skits:
** In "Scott of the Sahara," an actress is standing in a trench on her own feet, while the actor with her is on a box. The result is ridiculous height disparity.
** In a skit about horse jockeys, several jockeys are so short that only their hats are visible in frame. Another jockey is so short that he has to stand on a box just to make his hat visible.
* {{Inverted|Trope}} on ''Series/{{Password}} Plus'', where host Allen Ludden was placed in a depression on the set so as not to appear as tall in comparison to the contestants. One contestant fell in Allen's "pit" upon walking back from the BonusRound to the tables for the main game.
* When the Granada Series/SherlockHolmes replaced David Burke's Watson with the shorter Edward Hardwicke, this trope came into play:
-->'''Jeremy Brett:''' So he watched the previous thirteen films (and) decided to try and look a little like David Burke, as much as he could, bless him. So he put on a rug, I mean a toupee, and put lifts in his heels. And the first film we shot together was "The Abbey Grange". And we were running across a field, and these heels were too high so he was slipping and sliding. And I said, "Oh, Edward, take them out! I'll bend my knees for the rest of the film!"
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** Allison Mack (5'5") admits to using either a crate, or a lifted "alley board" so she doesn't look short against "ostentatiously tall" Tom Welling (6'3"). It is the only way they could [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/f1a0907e3048e8000b1ba9c287a3c6e9/tumblr_mlujscjuqf1snvqpxo1_1280.png hug naturally with the 10 inches difference]].
** Cassidy Freeman uses it a bit as well, despite being 5'9".
** Parodied in one scene in which Erica Durance kicks a stack of paper next to Tom's feet (on screen) before running to him.
** Oddly, in "Upgrade", Callum Blue (6') is somehow shown to be several inches taller than Tom probably due to misuse of boxes.
* Inverted in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', where due to Jonathan Frakes being significantly taller than most of the cast, Riker was often shown learning forward in a CaptainMorganPose, simply because it was the only way they could manage to fit him into frame. Heck, an old back injury and the fact that he was even too tall for many of the sets and props led to the so-called "Riker Maneuver" where Frakes would swing his leg over a chair before sitting down, sometimes all the way over the back!



* In earliest seasons of ''Series/That70sShow'', the scenes where the 15-year old Creator/MilaKunis (Jackie) and Creator/LauraPrepon (Donna) talked alone had either to portray them sitting, or to have Mila wearing platform heels. Not quite a box, but very close.
* ''Series/TopGear'': The Hamster was once seen to be standing on a box so he could see over the bonnet of a Cadillac Escalade.
* Melissa Rauch also had this taken to new levels when she was on ''Series/TrueBlood'' as she spends most of her screentime with 6'4" Jim Parrack.



* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', in-universe: Miranda Bailey is very short and can clearly be seen using a variant in the OR to ensure she is at the proper height when operating.
* Required quite often on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' whenever Creator/HaydenPanettiere and Creator/KristenBell, who are both 5'1", share scenes with Creator/ZacharyQuinto, who is 6'3".
* Inverted in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', where due to Jonathan Frakes being significantly taller than most of the cast, Riker was often shown learning forward in a CaptainMorganPose, simply because it was the only way they could manage to fit him into frame. Heck, an old back injury and the fact that he was even too tall for many of the sets and props led to the so-called "Riker Maneuver" where Frakes would swing his leg over a chair before sitting down, sometimes all the way over the back!



* ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' does likewise for shorter contestants so that they can see over the podiums.
** This was humorously referenced on the celebrity episode of February 9, 2001, on which Creator/SethGreen was a contestant.
--->'''Creator/AlexTrebek:''' We started off the week, ladies and gentlemen, here in Las Vegas with me feeling vertically challenged because one of our contestants was [6'6"/198 cm] [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Charles Barkley]] and I felt very short next to him. Seth [who is 5'4"/163 cm] took pity on me.\\
'''Seth Green:''' ''[points down]'' I got this sweet box! ''[steps down and loses about a foot in height]''\\
'''Alex Trebek:''' He wants to make me feel a lot better.
** The 1993 College Tournament winner Phoebe Juel recounted that the coordinators had to search the studio for more boxes because the ones which were on hand were still too small for her.
* {{Inverted|Trope}} on ''Series/{{Password}} Plus'', where host Allen Ludden was placed in a depression on the set so as not to appear as tall in comparison to the contestants. One contestant fell in Allen's "pit" upon walking back from the BonusRound to the tables for the main game.
* When the Granada Series/SherlockHolmes replaced David Burke's Watson with the shorter Edward Hardwicke, this trope came into play:
-->'''Jeremy Brett:''' So he watched the previous thirteen films (and) decided to try and look a little like David Burke, as much as he could, bless him. So he put on a rug, I mean a toupee, and put lifts in his heels. And the first film we shot together was "The Abbey Grange". And we were running across a field, and these heels were too high so he was slipping and sliding. And I said, "Oh, Edward, take them out! I'll bend my knees for the rest of the film!"
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has [[HugeGuyTinyGirl 6'4 Marshall paired with 5'4 Lily]], which is sometimes commented on. But the rest of the male cast is still above 6' and the other female cast member Robin is a fairly tall 5'9, which leaves Lily as often wearing high heels even when lounging around at home.
* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' has the 5'3 Creator/LucyLiu with 5'10 Creator/JonnyLeeMiller. This results in Joan Watson wearing quite a lot of heels.
* On ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', the 5'5" Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak) spends most of her scenes with the 6'1" Stephen Amell (Oliver) and the 6'3" David Ramsey (Diggle.) You can see where this is going. In fact, her Twitter bio used to say "I stand on apple boxes for a living."
* On the 9th season of Australian reality show/renovation show/competition ''The Block'', contestant Deanne, married to the much taller, retired pro-sports star Darren (a solid 2 m tall -- roughly 6'8"), stands on a Scully Box during the weekly judging. The box can often be seen in the shots showing all contestants.
* ''Series/BabyDaddy'' actually came up with a clever piece of set design for this, no doubt since their cast already existed in the extremes, with the 5'6" Tahj Mowry sharing scenes with the 5'10"-and-heeled Melissa Peterman and the 6'5" Derek Theler. Realizing they had large height differences to deal with, they seemed to design the sets with this in mind, such as the [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140612213059/babydaddy/images/1/1c/10259256_654741817906378_2039755034018526124_o.jpg bar set]] being designed with a staircase in the background for the actors to line up their heights on (this came in '''really''' handy when the aforementioned Theler got a love interest played by the 5'3" Lacey Chabert, a full fourteen inches shorter than him.) This only seems to be used for blocking, however, as the show will often use the height differences of their actors as a [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140612214805/babydaddy/images/1/1f/10358936_660808070633086_4784475361706970306_o.jpg source of humor.]]
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': Stana Katic is tall at 5'9" but Nathan Fillion is 6'2". Even though the show is called ''Castle'', the two actors' roles are basically equal in importance. So Katic almost always wears 3 to 4 inch heels, which are her version of the box. This is Lampshaded quite often on the show as asides from other characters and it is very obvious when she is not wearing heels. This example is also unusual because height differences of only a few inches such as this usually don't cause an issue.
* Freddie Prinze Jr. complained a lot about his sole season of ''Series/TwentyFour'', and apparently the fact they had to disguise how he's taller than Creator/KieferSutherland [[http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/working-kiefer-sutherland-made-freddie-prinze-jr-quit/story?id=24720569 helped]]:
->"I went and worked for Wrestling/VinceMcMahon at the WWE for Christ's sake and it was a crazier job than working with Kiefer. I didn't have to take my shoes off to do scenes with him, which they made me do. Just put the guy on an apple box or don't hire me next time. You know I'm 6 feet and he's 5'4."[[note]]Sutherland is actually 5' 8½"/1,74 m[[/note]]
2nd Feb '17 8:45:46 PM Katsuhagi
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* Creator/RobertDowneyJr is 5'7" and had to wear some [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5rhng82mG1qgbq82.jpg truly impressive]] high heels while filming ''Film/IronMan'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', since he spent most of the films sharing the screen with Creator/ChrisHemsworth and Creator/ChrisEvans and Creator/GwynethPaltrow (his love interest in all three films) and all three tower over him - though in Gwyneth's case, [[http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/liveonline/images/celebritology/08/gwyn_morph.jpg only when she's in heels]]. The blooper reel of ''Film/IronMan3'' shows Downey in a Scully Box while talking with the 5' 10" Rebecca Hall (bonus: Tony's supposed to be in armor, and Hall is only in sneakers!).

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* Creator/RobertDowneyJr is 5'7" and had to wear some [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5rhng82mG1qgbq82.jpg truly impressive]] high heels while filming ''Film/IronMan'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', since he spent most of the films sharing the screen with Creator/ChrisHemsworth and Creator/ChrisEvans and Creator/GwynethPaltrow (his love interest in all three films) and all three tower over him - though in Gwyneth's case, [[http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/liveonline/images/celebritology/08/gwyn_morph.jpg only especially when she's in heels]].heels]] (which is also why she's visibly barefoot at the scene at the tower when they're together). The blooper reel of ''Film/IronMan3'' shows Downey in a Scully Box while talking with the 5' 10" Rebecca Hall (bonus: Tony's supposed to be in armor, and Hall is only in sneakers!).
26th Jan '17 12:18:06 AM Randallw201238
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* John Kerry, former longtime Massachusetts senator and current Secretary of State, frequently has this device used by people he's posing with, since at 6'4" he towers over practically everyone. This is especially notable whenever [[http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/TayTayTay/KerryPatrickTall.jpg he has to stand next to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick]] and is a good head and then some taller.

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* John Kerry, former longtime Massachusetts senator and current former Secretary of State, frequently has this device used by people he's posing with, since at 6'4" he towers over practically everyone. This is especially notable whenever [[http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/TayTayTay/KerryPatrickTall.jpg he has to stand next to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick]] and is a good head and then some taller.
2nd Jan '17 2:20:31 PM TheFuzzinator
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** Speaking of Thranduil, this happened to practically anybody who shared close-ups with the 6'4" Creator/LeePace. In long shots he towers over pretty much everyone, but in closer shots most of the other actors had to stand on something.

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** Speaking of Thranduil, this happened to practically anybody who shared close-ups with the 6'4" 6'5" Creator/LeePace. In long shots he towers over pretty much everyone, but in closer shots most of the other actors had to stand on something.
3rd Dec '16 12:12:04 PM nighttrainfm
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** This was needed but the actual box technique itself was averted come time for Creator/MattSmith to step into the shoes of the Doctor. For his most iconic enemy, The Daleks, those that remained were tailored for Bilie Piper's height previously, but instead of imploying any camera trickery or boxes, they simply redesigned a new set of Daleks to match Smith's considerably taller frame... unfortunately they weren't very popular with the fans.

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** This was needed but the actual box technique itself was averted come time for Creator/MattSmith to step into the shoes of the Doctor. For his most iconic enemy, The the Daleks, those that remained were tailored for Bilie Piper's height previously, but instead of imploying employing any camera trickery or boxes, they simply redesigned a new set of Daleks to match Smith's considerably taller frame... unfortunately frame. Unfortunately, they weren't very popular with the fans.fans and have since been benched.
18th Nov '16 10:32:42 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* In ''Film/{{Scream 4}}'', Creator/EmmaRoberts, who at 5'2" was by far the shortest member of the cast, had to wear seven-inch-high boots to avoid being towered over by her co-stars. [[spoiler:Since she plays the killer, it was extra important that she look like she wouldn't get knocked over by a strong wind.]]
* Sofia Boutellla requested the costume designer of ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' to put heels on the [[BootsOfToughness combat boots]] she wore as Jaylah. After all, she's 5' 5" (1,65 m), and while most of Jaylah's scenes are with the average-sized Creator/SimonPegg, the height difference would be worse when the other men appear.

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* In ''Film/{{Scream 4}}'', Creator/EmmaRoberts, who at 5'2" was by far the shortest member easily one of the cast, smallest members of the cast (only Creator/HaydenPanettiere was shorter), had to wear seven-inch-high boots to avoid being towered over by her co-stars. [[spoiler:Since she plays played the killer, it was extra important that she look like she wouldn't get knocked over by a strong wind.]]
* Sofia Boutellla Boutella requested the costume designer of ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' to put heels on the [[BootsOfToughness combat boots]] she wore as Jaylah. After all, she's 5' 5" (1,65 m), and while most of Jaylah's scenes are with the average-sized Creator/SimonPegg, the height difference would be worse when the other men appear.
2nd Nov '16 3:43:48 PM GuyYouMetOnline
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*** As shown by the many RealLife examples below, it's actually fairly common in debates between people of significantly different height to use boxes or platforms to equalize them (which is why Stewart had one). Appearances influence opinions, after all, and to prevent height, a factor beyond anyone's control, from influencing the result, it's important that the participants stand at a more-or-less equal height.
23rd Oct '16 11:48:58 AM proxim752
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* {{Invoked|trope}}, [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]], in Chapter 36/ Episode 8 of ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun''. Nozaki uses these to cheat perspectives or to {{handwave}} how he screws up the perspective in his manga -- in the latter case, by claiming ''everyone'' has them InUniverse.


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* {{Invoked|trope}}, [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]], in Chapter 36/ Episode 8 of ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun''. Nozaki uses these to cheat perspectives or to {{handwave}} how he screws up the perspective in his manga -- in the latter case, by claiming ''everyone'' has them InUniverse.
30th Sep '16 3:57:48 AM Hjortron18
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* Simon Pegg himself wore lifts in his shoes in ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' because the actor playing his character's younger self was a bit taller than him.

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* Simon Pegg himself wore lifts in his shoes in ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' because the actor playing his character's younger self was a bit about 2 inches taller than him.
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