MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is six feet tall? She’s shorter than me by only half an inch without shoes? TV and movies always conceal and never reveal body size. I remember meeting James Mason in ’83 or thereabouts and feeling startled by the fact that he was a fairly sizable guy, very nearly my height, which strongly contradicted my movie impression that he was maybe 5′ 8″ or 5′ 9″, at best. I have 100 stories like this.

James Mason