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Re: Race heights
Kermit may have been right when he said it wasn't easy being green, but it's not so easy to be little, either. For the filming of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," filmmakers employed the same techniques of trick photography and scale models to make average-size actors appear, in many cases, feet shorter than they were in real life. According to author J. Tolkien, dwarves are on average between four and five feet tall, towering over their tiny friends the hobbits, who measure in between two and four feet tall , according to the books. Thorin, Fili and Kili played by Richard Armitage, Dean O'Gorman and Aidan Turner, respectively , in particular, look to be just about man-sized in the movie, which will be released Dec. If you're curious just how much the actors playing the 13 dwarves had to strain their backs trying to look little, check out our list of their actual heights below, along with a helpful cheat sheet to keep them all straight. That's quite the lineup!
Hobbits were a small race that typically dwelt underground, believed to be related to Men. They played little role in history, save during the War of the Ring. Hobbits were between three to four feet tall, the average height being 3 feet 6 inches some seldom exceeded 3  , with short legs, slightly pointed ears  and furry feet with leathery soles, resulting in most never wearing shoes. Early in their recorded history, Hobbits were divided in three kinds with different customs and temperament. The Stoors grew facial hair and had an affinity for water, boats and swimming and wore boots; the Fallohides were fair, tall and slim, an adventurous people, friendlier and more open to outsiders. Finally, the Harfoots were the most numerous and instituted the living in burrows.