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Verne Troyer


Born - 1 January 1969, Sturgis, Michigan, USA
Died - 21 April 2018

Small at 2ft 8in even by the standards of dwarfism (TV's Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, by comparison, is 4ft 5in), Troyer made his film debut doubling for a nine-month-old baby in Baby's Day Out (1994). Later roles, however, were more substantial, and the shaven-headed player leapt into the public eye with his portrayal of Mini-Me in two Mike Myers comedies about the agent Austin Powers. His later career, however, was blighted by alcohol abuse. Even so, he kept busy: Jingle All the Way (1996), Pinocchio's Revenge (1996, as Pinocchio), Men in Black (1997), My Giant (1998), The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone (2001), Bubble Boy (2001), Hard Cash (2002), Goldmember (2002), Pauly Shore is Dead (2003), Postal (2007), The Love Guru (2008), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), Keith Lemon: The Film (2011), Convenience (2013), Gnome Alone (2015) and Hipsters, Gangsters, Aliens & Geeks (2018), his last.