In The Wire, "Frank Sobotka" is a short, stocky dock worker. In "For All Mankind", Bauer's "Deke Slayton" is at least 6 feet tall, thin and wiry,
Was he "acting short" in The Wire or is he "acting tall" in For All Mankind?
How films are shot definitely shift impressions of height, etc but I always thought it was done for the actor's vanity (Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino), not for adding to the role.
Anyone have any insight on this?