10 Big Actors Who Look Older Than Their Actual Age

Who are some prominent actors who look older than their actual ages? After polling the internet, here are the top-voted responses.

1. Wilford Brimley

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Someone volunteered, “Wilford Brimley looked 70 for 50 years.” Another added, “This is the correct answer for sure. He was forty-nine years old when he played a retiree in Cocoon.” Finally, a third said, “He was the same age as Robert Redford when they filmed The Natural.

2. Tommy Lee Jones

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One person confessed, “Tommy Lee Jones is my favorite actor! He has looked old forever. Though in Jackson County Jail, he looked relatively young. He has always had old man eyes, though.” 

3. Richard Dreyfuss

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“Richard Dreyfuss was 27 when Jaws came out. He looked 40 then and did for the next 40 years,” replied one. Another shared, “I met Richard Dreyfuss almost 20 years ago. He looked just as old as he does today.”

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4. Ed Harris

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“Ed Harris looked like he was 65 from the 1990s until he turned 70. Now he looks 90,” someone stated. Another confessed, “I thought he was 70 in The Truman Show. The only time I remember him looking his age was in Under Fire (1983).”

5. Jason Alexander

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“I’m watching Seinfeld reruns, and the actor who played George Costanza was only 31 years old in season three,” one replied. “He was around the same age in Pretty Woman (1989) and looked older than his age.” Finally, a third suggested, “Yes, Jason Alexander was born an older man, I’m convinced. With a very squeaky voice.”

6. Sean Connery

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One person noted, “Sean Connery was 33 in the first James Bond movie and always looked older than his age. He also played Harrison Ford’s dad at just 12 years older than him in Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade.” 

7. Morgan Freeman

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“Morgan Freeman was born old,” one answered. Others argued that he began his movie career in his fifties, so he’s always been older. However, one noted, “Not true. He was born in 1937, and I remember him on The Electric Company in the early 70s.”

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8. Michael Shannon

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“Michael Shannon is 48 and has looked 48 for 20 years,” another replied. A third added, “Hey, he looked like a baby when Phil Connors gave him those Wrestlemania tickets.”

9. Sam Elliott

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“Sam Elliott has looked 75 since he was like 40,” someone suggested. Another volunteered, “A friend of mine was so upset by Elliott’s oldness in Tombstone, apparently showing his age in some scenes. And he looks the same 30 years later.”

10. Leslie Jordan

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“Leslie Jordan. He was 67 when he passed this year. I was flabbergasted when I learned his age. No way did I think he was in his ’40s when he shot Will and Grace,” someone admitted. 

Another confessed, “That one surprised me. Over a decade ago, Leslie Jordan was on Boston Legal and dating Betty White there. I assumed they were about the same age, but she was over 30 years older than him.”

Honorable Mentions: Chevy Chase, George Clooney, and Patrick Stewart. We hope you enjoyed this Reddit picks list of actors that look older than their actual age. This article was inspired by the internet and did not necessarily reflect the views of Finance Quick Fix.

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