New FilmDrunk Supercut: Cinema’s Abused Dwarfs

By: 02.02.11  •  14 Comments

I had no influence over Oliver’s latest mashup, but when Oliver sets his mind to something, I can do little to stop him.  His latest is a supercut dedicated to shedding light on a rarely-mentioned problem: dwarf abuse in cinema, which, even more tragically, is so often played for laughs.  It’s a subject near and dear to Oliver’s heart, literally, as he was born with a rare condition known as “dwarf heart,” and would surely have died if not for a 26-hour operation at the tiny hands of famed dwarf surgeon C. Reginald Appleton, M.D.d.. But back to the video.  Just when you’re like, “Hey! But what about Leprechaun in the Hood?”  BOOM!  There’s Leprechaun in the Hood!  (No, not that leprechaun in the hood, you know what I meant).

Additional notes:

  • Yes, one of those dwarfs was played by Gary Oldman.
  • No, it did not include any of Werner Herzog’s laughing dwarfs from that one movie, but it certainly deserves your attention.
  • I would’ve spelled it “dwarves,” but Oliver chose the other spelling, and now I’m stuck with it.

BELOW: A semi-thorough list of the most famous dwarf actors currently working.

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