James Brown was 5'6. Guy playing him in new biopic is 6 feet.

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James Brown was 5'6. Guy playing him in new biopic is 6 feet.
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I don't get why they chose a guy who is 6 feet tall to play James Brown when he was noticeably short in real life. Brown was 5'6 and almost all of his peers were significantly taller than him. You can see this in every video where Brown performs. The guy wore heels in almost all of his performances to "compensate". Why is it that when a short guy plays a tall man on film, everyone speaks up against it, but when the opposite occurs, it seen as "great". How does that hold true to his real story? 5'6 to 6' is a big difference in perspective.  

 

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Re: James Brown was 5'6. Guy playing him in new biopic is 6 feet.
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It sucks. We live in a time where the greatest short guys are played by tall blokes.