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Liam Neeson Was Turned Down For A Role For Being Too Small

Shauna O’Reilly
Shauna O’Reilly

8:31 AM - 12 Oct 2020



Liam Neeson has revealed that he was turned down for a big role because he was too short.

Now, just to give some context, Liam is 6ft 4 so he’s not small by any stretch.

He was auditioning for the part of Fessik in The Princess Bride, which he said was a pretty big deal to him at the time.

He went to meet the director who took one look at him and said ‘HE’S NOT A GIANT’.

So, Liam was told that he was too small and was sent on his way.

The role ended up going to Andre The Giant who was over 7ft tall.



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