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Liam Neeson Recalls Being Rejected For A Role For Being Too Short

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

The actor who is 6ft 4 was auditioning for the role of Fessik in The Princess Bride, which he said was a pretty big deal to him at the time.

Speaking on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live Neeson said:

“I was quite nervous because I knew this was a big film and stuff.

I had met the casting directors in L.A. So I go into the office in London, and Rob Reiner looked at me and said ‘He’s not a giant. What height are you?’ I said ‘Six foot four.’ He said, ‘That’s tall, he’s not a giant,'” Liam laughed.

“So there was no ‘hello, thank you.’ So I thought, the next time I see Rob Reiner, I’m going to tell him he was very rude.”

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