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No height worries for Schwartzman

Jason Schwartzman has said he has no insecurities about his height.

The 31-year-old - who plays supervillain Gideon Graves in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World - stands at 5ft 6in but insisted his height has never been a short-coming.

"I never cared about my height - all the actors I ever met were small," he told The Times. "It's not really about being 6ft tall. It's about bringing joy."

Jason worked out for eight weeks to transform himself into a muscled action man for the film, which also stars Michael Cera, as all the fights were done live on camera.

"It was really exciting because trainers are so expensive and I could get into shape for free," he joked.

He admitted being an action star was hard work.

"I'm easily distracted so I had to stay focused so I didn't make the wrong move or take someone's legs off - we had plastic swords, but they were very hard," he recalled.

"It takes a real connection between two people to sword-fight, it's like dancing, and your mind can't slip for a second. We were also wearing circus harnesses so we could fly 30ft off the ground. I had some very odd bruises on my inner thighs."

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