Occasions Films Unconvincingly Lied To Us About An Actor’s Age

Times Movies Unconvincingly Lied To Us About An Actor's Age

Each time a 30-year-old performs a excessive schooler, an angel will get its wings.

There’s been loads of instances when actors play characters whose age is not essentially the identical as their very own. And generally it’s totally plausible!


Mila Kunis in That ’70s Present, prime instance!

However different instances, it is simply not. So here is just a few instances when actors, attempt as they may, simply could not persuade us that they had been really their characters’ age.


Florence Pugh as Amy March in Little Girls

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All of us knew that Florence, who was 22 on the time of filming, would not precisely look 13 in the course of the Younger Amy scenes in Little Girls. However who might complain when a terrific actor was taking part in an excellent position? Nevertheless, the classroom scene wherein Amy/Florence was surrounding by precise 13-year-old youngsters required an excessive amount of suspension of my disbelief.


Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in Sport of Thrones


This one’s a comparatively minor offense as a result of it is by no means said what age Tyrion was purported to be on the present. All we all know is that he was purported to be youthful than Jaime and Cersei by just a few years, which does not fairly ring true whenever you see them subsequent to one another.


Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker in Spider-Man


Tobey was 26 taking part in a 17-year-old Peter. This is not suuuch an outrageous age distinction, even when he did look a little bit too previous for highschool. The larger drawback was when Tobey was 32 in Spider-Man 3 and Peter was purported to be at most 21. Tobey’s acquired a youthful face, however 11 years is a giant ole hole to cowl.


Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in The Wonderful Spider-Man


Look, perhaps if Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone weren’t already tremendous well-known when this film got here out, I might have purchased them as excessive schoolers. However The Social Community and Straightforward A got here out two years earlier than The Wonderful Spider-Man, and, as nice as Andrew was at portraying Peter’s nervous teen vitality, he was nonetheless nearly 30 in 2012 when the film got here out. Emma had additionally already completed Loopy, Silly, Love, wherein she performed an precise grownup. Sorry, love them each, however the image of highschool they weren’t.


The solid of most teen dramas (however particularly Riverdale and The Vampire Diaries)

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I do know you’ll be able to’t have precise youngsters taking part in youngsters on teen dramas. I perceive this. However you’ll be able to’t inform me it is not humorous whenever you see a person clearly in is mid- to late-twenties worrying about who he’ll invite to promenade. It is notably noticeable when somebody like Cole Sprouse performs an adolescent when the world noticed him taking part in an adolescent 10 years in the past. Or when Nina Dobrev’s character, Elena, seems to be the identical age as her aunt, who’s purported to be 30.


Angelina Jolie as Queen Olympias in Alexander

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Angelina Jolie performed Colin Farrell’s mom on this film. She is lower than one yr older than him! This film got here with a severe case of cognitive dissonance, and their scenes collectively are an odd expertise.


Aaron Tveit as Danny Zuko in Grease: Reside


The unique Grease additionally had adults taking part in youngsters, so perhaps Grease: Reside deserves some slack as a result of it was simply dwelling as much as its predecessor. He might have made an excellent Danny, however he was very clearly a 32-year-old Danny, and I might be mendacity if I stated it did not distract me when he sang subsequent to Jordan Fisher, who regarded younger sufficient to be his son.


Rachel McAdams as Regina George in Imply Women

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An iconic position carried out by an iconic actor! However Rachel McAdams (and to be sincere, a lot of the solid) regarded like something however a satisfactory excessive schooler. On this scene, she seems to be like a lawyer or another grownup skilled.


Jennifer Lawrence as Pleasure Mangano in Pleasure

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Jennifer Lawrence is a good actor, however at 24 she regarded waaay too younger to play a girl who was purported to be in her mid-thirties. It was odd to see somebody as younger as Jennifer taking part in a personality who’d been by way of a lot in life.


Alan Ruck as Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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Cameron Frye is one in all my favourite film characters of all time, so I say this with all of the love on the planet — he was not a convincing teenager. Perhaps the character’s previous soul performed into it, or the truth that he was a lot taller than Matthew Broderick and Mia Sara, however Alan Ruck regarded each bit the 29-year-old he was on the time of filming.


Jesse Metcalfe as John Tucker in John Tucker Should Die

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Sure, one other teen film wherein a 28-year-old performs a excessive schooler and may’t fairly pull it off. However earlier than you yell at me for being repetitive, please think about that Jesse Metcalfe actually does look too previous for highschool on this film!


Any time Marvel has tried to digitally de-age their actors, notably Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and Samuel L. Jackson


Permit me to go on file stating that I hate this new de-aging expertise we’re seeing a lot of. It regarded bizarre once they put Chris Evans’ de-aged head on a smaller physique within the first Captain America, it regarded bizarre once they tried to make Robert Downey Jr. seem like a university scholar in Civil Conflict, and it regarded bizarre once they made Samuel L. Jackson seem like younger Nick Fury in Captain Marvel! No one’s face is that clean! I am sorry, however I hate it!


Natalie Portman as Padmé Amidala in Star Wars: Episode II — Assault of the Clones


The character’s age did not actually matter within the prequel trilogy, however you’ll be able to’t inform me it wasn’t a little bit bizarre that she was 14 in Phantom Menace and regarded precisely the identical age in Assault of the Clones, which happened 10 years later. In the meantime, Anakin was performed by a little bit boy in Phantom Menace after which grew to become Hayden Christensen, an grownup man, 10 years later.


Jennifer Gray and Patrick Swayze in Soiled Dancing

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Would it not actually have price the screenwriters that a lot to say Child was 21 or so within the film?? She might have been a really sheltered 21-year-old! Her title was Child, for crying out loud! Anyway, saying she was 17 when her love curiosity regarded at the very least 30 did not assist promote the adolescence of all of it — even when Jennifer Gray and Patrick Swayze had been superb within the film.


And eventually, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley within the Harry Potter epilogue

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The epilogue happened 19 years after the principle story ended. Learn that once more — 19 years, not 30, not 40. So can somebody clarify to me why Ron regarded like this at *checks notes* 36 years of age?! Who did Rupert Grint make so offended that they did him like this?! He seems to be at the very least 50.

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