Some actors have always looked old. Funny as it sounds, you can't picture them young. You're probably picturing one right now, aren't you? If movies were a measure of time, it would be way too easy to forget how much time flies when certain actors have always looked the same. Here are a few of them, according to the popular consensus of an online film forum. 

1. Morgan Freeman 

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Thick white Afro hair, a matching beard, and a deep baritone – a typical description of the African American movie star. He even got to play God in Bruce Almighty (2003) and Evan Almighty (2007). It's all thanks to that velvety voice of his. The actor has been featured in other popular movies and bagged many awards. He's the “godfather” of Hollywood, and I can't think of a time he wasn't. 

2. Tommy Lee Jones 

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Most of Jones' screen roles feature a grouchy and self-confident personality. He kills each part and makes his movies worth the while. But can you imagine when he didn't look exactly how he looks now? No? A commenter said, “He's been 75 years old for the last 50 years”. Funny but true. 

3. Max von Sydow 

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He ate the Jesus Christ role in the epic film The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965). He played the part of the perfect protagonist. And in the other roles where he was featured as a villain, he made evil look artistic and worth emulating. Sadly he no longer serves us his acting souls. Bless his soul! 

4. Christopher Llyod 

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He was the famous Commander Kruge in Star Trek III (1984). You'd appreciate him if you're a fan (and who isn't?). He gives off a menacing yet sweet look. It can be hard to notice how old he often appears, so much so that fans hardly look beyond the fact that he's always looked that way.  

5. John Hurt 

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He plays his on-screen roles so well that it hurts. One of the unique things about him was his voice. He could switch easily depending on his part and execute it as required. It is why the dragon stood out to us in the Merlin series (2008-2012). Still, pretty much like the entire cast of Merlin, he remained the same age for the longest time. 

6. Maggie Smith 

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She has played many roles and bagged awards to her name. Maggie is famously known for her role in Harry Potter (2001-2011) as Professor Minerva McGonagall. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? However, it looks like she has stayed the same throughout her movies. Hard to notice, though, considering her incredible acting. 

7. Paul Giamatti 

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The fifty-five-year-old has remained the same through the years. Giamatti is found chiefly taking fatherly roles, making him seem way older. Also, he played the role of John Adams in the 2008 mini-series. It's no wonder we got so used to him being old. 

8. Charles Dance 

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He embodies the villain characters he plays. You'll find just how ruthless and authoritative he can be in the character Tywin Lannister. The role was played to a fault, showing how great of an actor he is. Through his various characters, you'll notice the consistency in looks.

9. Walter Matthau 

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He certainly rings a bell to the millennials. Walter is famous for his roles in King Creole (1958) and A Face In The Crowd (1957). Most probably laughed their heads off while watching him as a coach in the movie, The Bad News Bears (1967).  

10. Clint Eastwood 

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Grey hair and a watch-worthy TV personality sum him up. You'd laugh too hard at his comedy roles to pay attention to his looks. Every Which Way But Loose (1978) and its sequel is proof of this. 

11. Robert Duvall 

Robert Duvall
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He has been on the screens for a long while. This is probably why fans have overlooked that he's always been old looking, especially in the movie To Kill a Mockingbird, where he starred as Boo Radley. 

12. Sam Elliot 

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He may be a small figure with a thick mustache, but his unique deep voice always makes him stand out. Just as his voice has remained distinctive throughout the years, so have his looks. 

13. Pat Morita 

Pat Morita
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Mr. Miyagi is the character he became famous for. It's hard to imagine his younger version; his image is imprinted as old as time. Although he left our world a few years ago, having him grace our screens was an honor. 

14. Laurence Fishburne 

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Remember Morpheus in the series, Matrix? He gives off a stern, authoritative, and radical vibe. The black American has remained the same and hardly changed despite age. Laurence Fishburne has always been Laurence Fishburne, a revered Hollywood icon.

15. Abe Vigoda 

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He was “Tessio” in The Godfather series. You'll agree he did an excellent job on the character. It doesn't change how he hardly ever aged on screen – or before. It begs the question of whether he was born that way. 

 This thread inspired this post.


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