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Hammer’s major growth spurt

The towering actor stands at six-foot five-inches tall, and reveals his huge height stems from a mega growth spurt which occurred over one painful summer in his youth.

He adds, “I was bedridden for two weeks at one point with fluid buildup in my knees. And my hips would pop out of their sockets a lot. One of my hip bones still sticks out a little as a result…

“I ate an entire box of Honey Bunches of Oats cereal every morning that summer. An entire box. I’d pour it in a mixing bowl, then add a quart of milk.”

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But Hammer admits his height doesn’t always work to his advantage.

He tells InStyle magazine, “I can’t tell you how many times directors would say to me, ‘So-and-so just fits better for the role.’ I’d meet that person, and he’d barely come up to my navel. Then I’d know the truth.”

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