How tall is Weird Al?
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Yes, we’ve all heard of a certain Harry Potter the star’s new project coming in fall 2022, in which he’ll play the titular musician in the biopic Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovic. The anticipation for the film prompted enthusiastic audiences to revisit the profile of the immensely talented musician and industry satirist.
Weird Al was born on October 23, 1959 in California. After earning his high school diploma and bachelor’s degree from Lynwood High School and California Polytechnic State University respectively, he gained fame and many accolades in his field of parody music and comedy songs. Over the years, his parodies of popular songs have earned him five Grammys and sixteen nominations.
Like any quintessential satirical entertainer, Yankovic maintains an appearance that inspires humor while fairly accurately reflecting his established persona. However, it is neither her look nor her works that have managed to capture your attention for the moment, but the question of her size. Let’s dive into the subject and fix the problem.
How tall is Weird Al?
According Celebrity Heights, Weird Al is about 6 feet tall and many commentators have expressed their opinion about it. One said: “I met Weird Al in person years ago…He was much bigger than I imagined.” There were, of course, replies to the comment, including “Solid 6′ tall. Well-built guy.
However, it was not the question that sparked the gossip, but the stark differences between Yankovic and Daniel Radcliffe. As it’s already been known and reiterated, Radcliffe will be playing Weird Al in his upcoming biopic, and one of the smaller factors that stands in the way (at least, according to gossip, commentary, and countless discussions) is Radcliffe’s height.
The British actor is 5’6, half a foot shorter than Yankovic, which some say likely negates the essence of the renowned entertainer. Well, that’s also common knowledge, and the Swiss army man star is surely used to comments about her size, since the Harry Potter The franchise has gained widespread worldwide success, thus making him a household name. He was constantly trolled and compared to his bigger co-stars, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. But with Weirdwe’re talking about a supposedly small person playing an extremely tall character.
The highly noticeable discrepancy has gained conversational status since the trailer’s release, and as expected, not many people were happy with the casting choice. One of the users said, “Why is Daniel Radcliffe playing Weird Al? They are seven inches tall and look nothing alike. Screw Hollywood to constantly retrain A-list actors in an effort to sell more tickets. Take a chance and cast a new face. So lazy ******. The disagreements as well as their criticisms made their way to Twitter.
I can’t help but think of Daniel Radcliffe’s hilarious casting as Weird Al. Not only does he look nothing like him, but he’s half his size. just amazing
— tape (@tape2x) February 22, 2022
The ridiculousness of the casting choice incorporated a complete lack of resemblance that wasn’t just limited to height.
The only thing I have a problem with Daniel playing Weird Al is the height but I’m sure they can film it well
— jac (@JackieWarner13) January 19, 2022
The absurdity of the same has also been pointed out.
I really like Daniel Radcliffe. But he’s 5’5″ and Weird Al is 6′
I feel like it’s important? This kind of size disparity is also what (for me) keeps Gillian Anderson (5’3″) in the role of Eleanor Roosevelt (5’11”) https://t.co/szYn1TavlQ
— Nina Metz (@Nina_Metz) May 3, 2022
While some made meaningful analogies about poor casting choices.
It’s very weird that people cling to Daniel Radcliffe’s height while playing Weird Al, as if Weird Al’s defining characteristic is “oh yeah, that big man”.
— Kerristmas (@Kerry_McGuire) January 20, 2022
However, not everyone agreed with the constant comparisons. For many fans – whether of Weird Al, Daniel Radcliffe or both – it’s not the size of the artists that matters, but the breadth of their art.