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Even before 'Ant-Man,' Hollywood has loved to shrink its stars

Even before 'Ant-Man,' Hollywood has loved to shrink its stars

In the new Marvel superhero fantasy "Ant-Man," Paul Rudd plays a man who shrinks to insect size and battles evildoers with the help of his ant army.

But this isn't the first time Hollywood has made a star tiny for the big screen.

There's a long history of shrinking people in film; it's a popular motif in sci-fi, used for both scary and humorous effects.

Here are some of the movies where size really does matter.

"Tom Thumb" (1958)

In this fairy tale turned live-action movie, Russ Tamblyn (better known as Riff from the 1961 "West Side Story" musical) shrunk for the tiny role of Tom Thumb. But while...

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