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James Gunn talks about the enormity of his actors in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

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According to a Facebook post by James Gunn on Monday, he had described the sizable actors he's been working with in "Guardian sof the Galaxy." Most specifically "Gladiator" actor Djimon Hounsou who plays Korath the Pursuer in the film. In comparison, Gunn is actually six feet tall himself and claims to be used to directing celebrities shorter than him. But he was quite awestruck by the enormity of the actors he's been working with in the Marvel Studios film.

Gunn claimed that Hounsou is 6 feet 2 inches and has become accustomed to being the largest guy on the set. Also, a good amount of actors in this particular film are over 6 feet 1 inch, much of who includes Lee Pace, Peter Serafinowicz, Benicio Del Toro, John C. Reilly, Djimon, Chris Pratt, and Dave Bautista. Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel or at least over six feet tall. It seems that "The Walking Dead's" Michael Rooker is the only exception in height.

Hounsou said he felt rather small when he appeared with wrestler Bautista and Pratt at dinner and whilst sitting in a car on the way over to the dining event. Most are rather fit and highly athletic considering Hounsou needs to run in a sprint-like fashion to keep up with Pratt's Star-Lord character and for Bautista to demonstrate his battle fury moves as seen in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" trailer.

Gunn answered a few fan questions on Facebook, most of which included height questions. For instance, Gunn mentioned that "The Hobbit's" Lee Pace, as Ronan the Accuser, was the tallest of them all and suggested to include 4 feet 9 inch violinist Mia Matsumiya in a group photograph with all the giant actors.

"Now I'm thinking I have to get 4'9" Mia Matsumiya to the premiere just to get a picture of her and all these dudes."

"Guardians of the Galaxy" opens in theaters come Aug. 1.



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