Danny DeVito refuses to look in the mirror.

The 'Matilda' star - who is just 5ft tall - doesn't like seeing his reflection as it makes him over-analyse his looks, especially when it comes to his facial hair.

He said: "I took all the mirrors in my house down, because I would always ask myself if I have to shave or not. Sometimes I stay like this for three, four days, till I am overgrown, so I can't see anything anymore."

Although he is one of Hollywood's smallest actors, Danny insists he isn't worried about his lack of height.

He said: "I always played the 1m 52cm metre-character, from Penguin in 'Batman' to 'Twins' with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Whatever, I was always that tall. But I don't have a problem with my height."

The 65-year-old actor also revealed he is an over-protective father.

Danny - who has two daughters, Lucy, 26, and Grace, 24, and a 22-year-old son Jacob with actress wife Rhea Perlman - told newspaper Bild am Sonntag: "I am very calm now, very balanced. OK, now I am lying. I am totally crazy and not dependable in reality.

"I've got an Italian heritage! I have a very close look at the boys who come near my daughters."