Cinema: Tinseltown's Tiny Terror

Offscreen, though, Danny DeVito is a hardworking pussycat

He stands 5 ft. tall, on point. His face has the canine cantankerousness of a mutt on David Letterman's Stupid Pet Tricks. He secured TV fame playing a gnomish cab dispatcher with a heart of gunk. Not, you might say, Hollywood's idea of a leading man, unless for a Muppet remake of Rumpelstiltskin. But in today's Hollywood, where the hottest teen idol is a 64-year-old named Rodney Dangerfield, anything is possible. So why not Danny DeVito as the topliner of the highly liked summer hit Ruthless People? Or as the scene stealer in a rock video touting a previous hit, The...

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