We watch movies (or films) on our televisions or in the cinema. Movies are visual sequences that tell a story. The first motion picture film was made in 1888, over one hundred years ago. Since then, millions of films have been made around the world and it has become a primary source of entertainment and a billion dollar industry. Hollywood is an area of Los Angeles where the US film industry is based, and is now the most famous film industry in the world. Most people enjoy watching movies, even though some can be very bad.

When were the first movies created?

The first movies were created in the late 1800s with the introduction of motion pictures. The first movies only lasted a couple of seconds. The first movies were created from single shots that later transformed into successive scenes that began around the 20th century. The early movie techniques helped develop films into what they are today.

What is the difference between a film and a movie?

The difference between a film and a movie is that a film is a term used by individuals that work within the motion picture industry while the term movie is usually used by the general public. Both terms refer to the series of images that give the illusion of motion.

What does a green screen do?

A green screen is the backdrop that a subject is filmed on to later be superimposed with other background footage in a process that is known as chrome keying. Green screens are often used in motion pictures, tv newscasts, video games, as well as music video production.

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6’2” | 1.88 m
November 19, 1983
Adam Driver
188.000
1983.00
444000
3D
Adam Driver
5'11" | 1.81 m
1983 (Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)
Admiral Ackbar
181.000
1983.00
38000
3D
Admiral Ackbar
6’2” | 1.88 m
The Matrix (1999)
Agent Smith
188.000
1999.00
21000
3D
Agent Smith
5’9”–6’2” | 1.75-1.88 m
The Matrix (1999)
Agents
188.000
1999.00
950
3D
Agents
Al Pacino
280000
5’7” | 1.70 m
April 25, 1940
Al Pacino
170.000
1940.00
280000
3D
Al Pacino
Alastor Moody
Guide-1-A
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-A
Guide-2-D
Guide-3-D
19600
6’1” | 1.85 m
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000)
Alastor Moody
185.000
2000.00
19600
3D
Alastor Moody
Albus Dumbledore
Guide-1-A
Guide-1-D
Guide-2-A
Guide-2-D
Guide-3-A
105000
6’1” | 1.85 m (Harris); 6’0” | 1.83 m (Gambon)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998)
Albus Dumbledore
183.000
1998.00
105000
3D
Albus Dumbledore
5′7″ | 1.70 m
August 13, 1899
Alfred Hitchcock
170.000
1899.00
111000
3D
Alfred Hitchcock
6’0” | 1.83 m
November 19, 1959
Allison Janney
183.000
1959.00
152000
3D
Allison Janney
6’0” | 1.83 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Anakin Skywalker
183.000
1999.00
93000
3D
Anakin Skywalker
5’7” | 1.70 m
June 4, 1975
Angelina Jolie
170.000
1975.00
646000
3D
Angelina Jolie
Ant Man
137000
5’10” | 1.78 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #35 (September 1962)
Ant Man
178.000
1962.00
137000
3D
Ant Man
5’9” | 1.75 m
December 31, 1937
Anthony Hopkins
175.000
1937.00
141000
3D
Anthony Hopkins
5’9” | 1.75 m
August 10, 1960
Antonio Banderas
175.000
1960.00
152000
3D
Antonio Banderas
Aquaman
778000
6’4” | 1.93 m
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Aquaman
193.000
2016.00
778000
3D
Aquaman
Aragorn
214000
5’11” | 1.80 m (Film); 6’6” | 1.98 m (Book)
The Fellowship of the Ring (1954)
Aragorn
198.000
1954.00
214000
3D
Aragorn
6’2” | 1.88 m
July 30, 1947
Arnold Schwarzenegger
188.000
1947.00
559000
3D
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arwen
108000
5’10” | 1.78 m (Film)
The Fellowship of the Ring (1954)
Arwen
178.000
1954.00
108000
3D
Arwen
6’1” | 1.85 m
1981
Ash Williams
185.000
1981.00
22000
3D
Ash Williams
5’7” | 1.70 m
May 4, 1929
Audrey Hepburn
170.000
1929.00
378000
3D
Audrey Hepburn
6’1” | 1.85 m
Goldfinger (1964)
Auric Goldfinger
185.000
1964.00
1600
3D
Auric Goldfinger
5′6″ | 1.68 m
August 24, 1972
Ava DuVernay
168.000
1972.00
99000
3D
Ava DuVernay
BB-8
53000
26.5” | 67 cm
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
BB-8
67.000
2015.00
53000
3D
BB-8
10.25” | .26 m
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Baby Groot
26.000
2017.00
130000
3D
Baby Groot
Balin
40000
4’11” | 1.50 m (Film)
The Hobbit (1937)
Balin
150.000
1937.00
40000
3D
Balin
Balrogs
115000
14’-18’ | 4.3-5.5 m (Varies)
The Fellowship of the Ring (1954)
Balrogs
550.000
1954.00
115000
3D
Balrogs
Bane
113000
5’9” | 1.75 m
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Bane
175.000
2012.00
113000
3D
Bane
Bantha
1200
6’7”-9’10” | 2-3 m
1977 (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope)
Bantha
300.000
1977.00
1200
3D
Bantha
6’2” | 1.88 m
Batman (1966)
Batman (Adam West)
188.000
1966.00
640000
3D
Batman (Adam West)
6’0” | 1.83 m
Batman Begins (2005)
Batman (Christian Bale)
183.000
2005.00
638000
3D
Batman (Christian Bale)
5’9” | 1.75 m
Batman (1989)
Batman (Michael Keaton)
175.000
1989.00
25000
3D
Batman (Michael Keaton)
6’4” | 1.93 m
1999 (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Battle Droid
193.000
1999.00
2500
3D
Battle Droid
Bellatrix Lestrange
Guide-1-A
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-B
Guide-3-B
54000
5’2" | 1.57 m
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000)
Bellatrix Lestrange
157.000
2000.00
54000
3D
Bellatrix Lestrange
6’4” | 1.93 m
August 15, 1972
Ben Affleck
193.000
1972.00
438000
3D
Ben Affleck
7’2” | 2.18 m
Alien (1979)
Big Chap
218.000
1979.00
450
3D
Big Chap
4’1” | 1.24 m (Film)
The Hobbit (1937)
Bilbo Baggins
124.000
1937.00
115000
3D
Bilbo Baggins
Bill
1000
6’0” | 1.83 m
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Bill
183.000
2003.00
1000
3D
Bill
Boba Fett
128000
6’0” | 1.83 m
1980 (Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back)
Boba Fett
183.000
1980.00
128000
3D
Boba Fett
6′0″ | 1.83 m
September 14, 1969
Bong Joon-ho
183.000
1969.00
117000
3D
Bong Joon-ho
Boromir
81000
5’10” | 1.78 m (Film); 6’4” | 1.93 m (Book)
The Fellowship of the Ring (1954)
Boromir
193.000
1954.00
81000
3D
Boromir
Brad Pitt
641000
5’11” | 1.80 m
December 18, 1963
Brad Pitt
180.000
1963.00
641000
3D
Brad Pitt
6’1” | 1.85 m
January 5, 1975
Bradley Cooper
185.000
1975.00
682000
3D
Bradley Cooper
7’ | 2.13 m
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Bride of Frankenstein
213.000
1935.00
40000
3D
Bride of Frankenstein
5’7” | 1.70 m
October 1, 1989
Brie Larson
170.000
1989.00
1390000
3D
Brie Larson
Bruce Lee
381000
5’8” | 1.73 m
November 27, 1940
Bruce Lee
173.000
1940.00
381000
3D
Bruce Lee
5’11” | 1.80 m
March 7, 1956
Bryan Cranston
180.000
1956.00
187000
3D
Bryan Cranston
Budd
500
6’2” | 1.88 m
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Budd
188.000
2003.00
500
3D
Budd
6’3” | 1.91 m
2003 (Elf)
Buddy the Elf
191.000
2003.00
14000
3D
Buddy the Elf
5’4” | 1.63 m
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Buffy Summers
163.000
1992.00
39000
3D
Buffy Summers
6’0” | 1.83 m
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Butch Coolidge
183.000
1994.00
350
3D
Butch Coolidge
C-3PO
60000
5’9” | 1.75 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
C-3PO
175.000
1977.00
60000
3D
C-3PO
6’7” | 2.01 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
Captain Phasma
201.000
2015.00
46000
3D
Captain Phasma
5’3” | 1.60 m
1974 (Novel), 1976 (Film)
Carrie White
160.000
1974.00
6600
3D
Carrie White
5’10” | 1.78 m
2016 (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Cassian Andor
178.000
2016.00
37000
3D
Cassian Andor
5’7” | 1.70 m
Batman Returns (1992)
Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer)
170.000
1992.00
110000
3D
Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer)
Cedric Diggory
Guide-1-A
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-E
Guide-3-C
29000
6’1” | 1.85 m
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)
Cedric Diggory
185.000
1999.00
29000
3D
Cedric Diggory
5’5” | 1.65 m
April 16, 1889
Charlie Chaplin
165.000
1889.00
131000
3D
Charlie Chaplin
5’10” | 1.78 m
August 7, 1975
Charlize Theron
178.000
1975.00
545000
3D
Charlize Theron
10” | 25.4 cm (Upright)
3’6” | 106.7 cm
Alien (1979)
Chestbursters
24.400
106.700
1979.00
5900
3D
Chestbursters
Chewbacca
109000
7’6” | 2.29 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Chewbacca
229.000
1977.00
109000
3D
Chewbacca
5′4″ | 1.63 m
March 31, 1982
Chloé Zhao
163.000
1982.00
57000
3D
Chloé Zhao
Cho Chang
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-F
Guide-2-E
Guide-3-D
26000
5'5" | 1.65 m
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000)
Cho Chang
165.000
2000.00
26000
3D
Cho Chang
6’0” | 1.83 m
June 13, 1981
Chris Evans
183.000
1981.00
638000
3D
Chris Evans
6’3” | 1.91 m
August 11, 1983
Chris Hemsworth
191.000
1983.00
610000
3D
Chris Hemsworth
6’2” | 1.88 m
June 21, 1979
Chris Pratt
188.000
1979.00
784000
3D
Chris Pratt
6’0” | 1.83 m
January 30, 1974
Christian Bale
183.000
1974.00
235000
3D
Christian Bale
5′11″ | 1.80 m
July 30, 1970
Christopher Nolan
180.000
1970.00
154000
3D
Christopher Nolan
5’10” | 1.78 m
March 10, 1940
Chuck Norris
178.000
1940.00
302000
3D
Chuck Norris
Chucky
120000
29” | .74 m
1988
Chucky
74.000
1988.00
120000
3D
Chucky
6’1” | 1.85 m
February 1, 1901
Clark Gable
185.000
1901.00
117000
3D
Clark Gable
6’4” | 1.93 m
May 31, 1930
Clint Eastwood
193.000
1930.00
758000
3D
Clint Eastwood
Cornelius Fudge
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-C
10000
5'9" | 1.75 m
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998)
Cornelius Fudge
175.000
1998.00
10000
3D
Cornelius Fudge
6’2” | 1.88 m
Infinity: Free Comic Book Day (May 2013)
Corvus Glaive
1.880
2013.00
13000
3D
Corvus Glaive
6’5” | 1.96 m
2002 (Episode II: Attack of the Clones)
Count Dooku
196.000
2002.00
42000
3D
Count Dooku
5’3”–5’9” | 1.60–1.75 m
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Crazy 88s
175.000
2003.00
1700
3D
Crazy 88s
5’1” | 1.55 m
January 8, 1987
Cynthia Erivo
155.000
1987.00
112000
3D
Cynthia Erivo
5’5” | 1.65 m
July 23, 1989
Daniel Radcliffe
165.000
1989.00
282000
3D
Daniel Radcliffe
4’10” | 1.47 m
November 17, 1944
Danny DeVito
147.000
1944.00
350000
3D
Danny DeVito
5’10” | 1.78 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Darth Maul
178.000
1999.00
133000
3D
Darth Maul
6’8” | 2.03 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Darth Vader
203.000
1977.00
215000
3D
Darth Vader
6’0” | 1.83 m
Prometheus (2012)
David 8
183.000
2012.00
450
3D
David 8
6′0″ | 1.83 m
August 28, 1962
David Fincher
183.000
1962.00
85000
3D
David Fincher
5′11″ | 1.80 m
January 20, 1946
David Lynch
180.000
1946.00
143000
3D
David Lynch
8’–10’ | 2.44–3.05 m (Upright)
Prometheus (2012)
Deacons
305.000
2012.00
1500
3D
Deacons
Deadpool
385000
6’2” | 1.88 m
The New Mutants #98 (February 1991)
Deadpool
1.880
1991.00
385000
3D
Deadpool
Dementor
Guide-1-F
Guide-2-B
Guide-2-C
21000
9’10” | 3 m
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)
Dementor
300.000
1999.00
21000
3D
Dementor
6’1” | 1.85 m
December 28, 1954
Denzel Washington
185.000
1954.00
259000
3D
Denzel Washington
6’0” | 1.83 m
1999 (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Destroyer Droid
183.000
1999.00
1160
3D
Destroyer Droid
6’4” | 1.93 m
Dirty Harry (1971)
Dirty Harry
193.000
1971.00
74700
3D
Dirty Harry
Django
127000
5’9” | 1.75 m
Django Unchained (2012)
Django
175.000
2012.00
127000
3D
Django
Dobby
Guide-1-F
61500
3’6” | 1.06 m
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998)
Dobby
106.000
1998.00
61500
3D
Dobby
5’9” | 1.75 m
Watchmen (2009)
Doctor Manhattan
175.000
2009.00
18000
3D
Doctor Manhattan
6’0" | 1.83 m
Strange Tales #110 (July 1963)
Doctor Strange
183.000
1963.00
154000
3D
Doctor Strange
Draco Malfoy
Guide-1-A
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-B
Guide-2-E
Guide-3-B
77000
5'9" | 1.75 m
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997)
Draco Malfoy
175.000
1997.00
77000
3D
Draco Malfoy
Dracula
122000
6’4” | 1.93 m
Dracula (novel, 1897), Dracula (film, 1931)
Dracula
193.000
1897.00
122000
3D
Dracula
Drax
17000
6’3” | 1.91 m
The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February 1973)
Drax
1.910
1973.00
17000
3D
Drax
6’3” | 1.91 m
2018 (Solo: A Star Wars Story)
Dryden Vos
191.000
2018.00
9800
3D
Dryden Vos
Dudley Dursley
Guide-1-B
9700
5'9" | 1.75 m
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997)
Dudley Dursley
175.000
1997.00
9700
3D
Dudley Dursley
6’5” | 1.96 m
May 2, 1972
Dwayne Johnson
196.000
1972.00
630000
3D
Dwayne Johnson
5’9” | 1.75 m
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)
Ebony Maw
1.750
2013.00
27000
3D
Ebony Maw
Hermione Granger
Scaled height comparison illustration of Hermione Granger in relation to other Harry Potter characters

Hermione Granger is a very talented young witch. Her parents are both Muggles, and work as dentists. She began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the age of eleven, where she excels in all her magical classes. She is a member of the Hogwarts House of Gryffindor, alongside her best friends Harry Potter and Ron Weasley. She is considered the brains of the group, and often has the answers when they are faced with magical problems. She has a cat named Crookshanks, and founded the organisation SPEW, Society for the Protection of Elvish Welfare.

Hermione Granger, portrayed by Emma Watson, has a height of 5'5" (1.65 m).

Set of illustrations of Hermione Granger in various poses and ages measured with overall heights
Hermione Granger is a very talented young witch. Her parents are both Muggles, and work as dentists. She began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the age of eleven, where she excels in all her magical classes. She is a member of the Hogwarts House of Gryffindor.

Hermione Granger, portrayed by Emma Watson, has a height of 5'5" (1.65 m).

Set of illustrations of Hermione Granger in various poses and ages measured with overall heights
Hermione Granger
Height:
5'5" | 1.65 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
Actor
Emma Watson
First Appearance
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997)

Drawings include:
Hermione Granger front, side, side (wand), front (young), side (young)

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Destroyer Droid | Droideka
Size comparison drawings of Destroyer Droid | Droidekas comparing the heights of other related Star Wars characters

Destroyer Droids or Droideka, are very deadly droids used during The Clone Wars. They are kind of like spiders, looking like robots, ready to kill! With three legs, two arms that are basically guns themselves, and the ability to curl into a ball and hurl through the air at approximately 75 kilometers per hour, when these guys show up, the opposing team is definitely shaking in their boots! Destroyer Droids can really only be killed by a cannon or something more powerful. This is not a robot you want to cross paths with, but if you do, keep in mind that they cannot see behind themselves, which may be their only vulnerability.

Destroyer Droid (Droidekas) are visualized as having an overall height between 6’0” (1.83 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Destroyer Droid | Droidekas with height measurements
Destroyer Droids or Droideka, are very deadly droids used during The Clone Wars. They are kind of like spiders, looking like robots, ready to kill! With three legs, two arms that are basically guns themselves, and the ability to curl into a ball and hurl through the air.

Destroyer Droid (Droidekas) are visualized as having an overall height between 6’0” (1.83 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Destroyer Droid | Droidekas with height measurements
Destroyer Droid | Droideka
Height:
6’0” | 1.83 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
Actor
First Appearance
1999 (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace)

Drawings include:
Destroyer Droid (Droideka) front, side (assorted)

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Power Loader | P-5000 Powered Work Loader
Size comparison drawings of Power Loader comparing the heights of other related characters from the Alien franchise

The P-5000 Powered Work Loader, also referred to as Power Loader, is a commercial and mechanical exoskeleton that is used for lifting heavy materials and objects in the Alien movie franchise. The P-500 Powered Work Loader can take the strength of its human operator and multiply it by thousands of times. The design of the P-5000 Powered Work Loader implements a hydraulic “claw” that is used to both hold and manipulate various objects. Its design was created and patented by Weyland Corp on January 29, 2025. It is primarily used by the United States Colonial Marine Corps to load their starships. 

Power Loader (P-5000 Powered Work Loader) has an overall height of 9’10” (3.0 m) and depth of 4’11” (1.5 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Power Loader with height measurements
The P-5000 Powered Work Loader, also referred to as Power Loader, is a commercial and mechanical exoskeleton that is used for lifting heavy materials and objects in the Alien movie franchise. The P-500 Powered Work Loader can take the strength of its human operator and multiply it many times.

Power Loader (P-5000 Powered Work Loader) has an overall height of 9’10” (3.0 m) and depth of 4’11” (1.5 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Power Loader with height measurements
Power Loader | P-5000 Powered Work Loader
Height:
9’10” | 3.0 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
4’11” | 1.5 m
Weight:
Area:

Type: Cargo Transport
Manufacturer: Weyland Corp

Actor
First Appearance
Aliens (1986)

Drawings include:
Power Loader elevations (assorted)

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The Mummy
Collection of illustrations of the Mummy in various horror postures with overall height measurements

The use of the character of a Mummy, an undead creature under wraps and bandages, originates from nineteenth century Britain when they were colonizing Egypt. Originally, the Mummy was a female portrayed love interest. It was not until 1932, when the romantic Mummy archetype was replaced with the monster Mummy by Boris Karloff’s movie The Mummy. Now joining the ranks of Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster, the Mummy has been seen as an antagonist in works of horror despite a slight revival of the romantic archetype towards the end of the twentieth century.

The Mummy, portrayed by Boris Karloff in The Mummy (1932), is 5 foot 11 inches (1.8 m) tall.

The use of the character of a Mummy, an undead creature under wraps and bandages, originates from nineteenth century Britain when they were colonizing Egypt. It was not until 1932, when the romantic Mummy archetype was replaced with the monster Mummy by Boris Karloff’s movie The Mummy.

The Mummy, portrayed by Boris Karloff in The Mummy (1932), is 5 foot 11 inches (1.8 m) tall.

The Mummy
Height:
5’11” | 1.8 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
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Actor
Boris Karloff
First Appearance
The Mummy (1932)

Drawings include:
The Mummy front (arms raised), front, side

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Idris Elba

Idris Elba is an English actor, writer, producer, rapper, and singer-songwriter who is known for his numerous acting roles. Idris Elba’s most popular acting performances include Stringer Bell of the series, The Wire, DCI John Luther from the series¸ Luther, as well as the portrayal of Nelson Mandela in the film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Idris Elba began his career appearing in Crimewatch in 1984. He has been nominated 4 times and won 1 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, and has been nominated 5 times for a Primetime Emmy Award. Aside from acting, Idris Elba performs as a DJ and is an R&B artist.

Idris Elba has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Idris Elba labeled with overall height
Idris Elba is an English actor, writer, producer, rapper, and singer-songwriter who is known for his numerous acting roles. Idris Elba’s most popular acting performances include Stringer Bell of the series, The Wire, DCI John Luther from the series¸ Luther, as well as portraying Nelson Mandela.

Idris Elba has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Idris Elba labeled with overall height
Idris Elba
Height:
6’2” | 1.88 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Nationality: England

Years Active: 1994–Present

Given Name
Idrissa Akuna Elba
Birthday
September 6, 1972

Drawings include:
Idris Elba elevations (assorted)

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