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Actors Who Were Much Older Than Their Characters

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Sometimes, an actor is just perfect for the role, regardless of their age. Yes, an actor in their 20s could be convincing as a teenager. But once you learn about the actor’s real age, it’s almost hard to believe. These five actors are way too old for their characters’ ages, but we still love them anyway.

Jimmy Stewart As A 25-Year-Old Man

Hollywood icon Jimmy Stewart was 47 years old when he starred in the 1956 film The Spirit of St. Louis. The biopic about Charles Lindbergh and his transatlantic flight needed a star and that person was Stewart. But Lindbergh was 25 years old at the time of his historic flight. While Stewart had a boyish charm, he didn’t look like he was 25 years old.

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Roger Moore Got Older As James Bond

Roger Moore played James Bond a substantial seven times, surpassing the original Sean Connery in the longevity stakes. However, in his last film, A View to a Kill, 12 years had passed since his first time as James Bond in Live and Let Die. Moore had aged significantly, looking more like everyone’s dad than the charming, young 007.

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William Shatner’s Long Career As Captain Kirk

Much like Moore as James Bond, William Shatner played Captain Kirk in Star Trek for multiple projects. His career as everyone’s favorite captain spanned for decades, eventually ending with Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. Over the course of five films and a successful television show, Shatner had aged while Captain Kirk was still supposed to be as young as ever.

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Whoopi Goldberg As A Teenager

It’s hard to imagine The Color Purple without Whoopi Goldberg. The actress received a Golden Globe for her role as a strong-willed, abused black woman in the Deep South. But the film begins as Goldberg’s Celie as a 14-year-old teenager. The actress was 30 years old while filming the picture, but Goldberg’s incredible performance is enough for us to forget this fact.

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Alan Ruck Skipped School As A 29-Year-Old Man

In 1986, Alan Ruck skipped school as Cameron Frye in the classic John Hughes teen flick, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Cameron is a neurotic teenager who tags along with his best friend, Ferris Bueller. But what fans might find surprising is that Ruck was 29 years old while filming. In fact, he was only 10 years younger than Jeffrey Jones, who played the self-important Mr. Rooney in the 1980’s classic.

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