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Littler Superstar: Weng Weng

Published in Blog Archive, Culture Bully.

While India’s “Little Superstar” Thavakalai has had his time in the sun it may now be Weng Weng’s chance for glory, albeit postmortem glory. The actor became the world’s shortest to star in a feature film, measuring in at 2′9″, as he found fame in the early ’80s through a series of Philippino-based flicks. As a ruthless action hero he may not offer the charm as Thavakalai (or measure up in terms of mean street throw-down freestyling dance skills), but frankly, I’m not sure you need charm when you have a rocket pack and know how to slang a bō staff.