10 Actors Way Older Than The Characters They Played

We did an article very similar to this some time ago but it focused on movies that were much older.    Like we mentioned movies that were done in the 30s and 40s.   In case you didn’t know in one of the original Romeo and Juliet movies, Romeo was played by a guy who was over 40, yes, over 40!

But it happens in today’s world all the time.   And thanks to Listal, we found another bunch of funny tidbits to share with all of you.

Here are 10 actors who were considerably older than the characters they played….

Alan Rickman in Harry Potter Films

In 2011, Rickman played Severus Snape who is supposed to be 39 years old.   Rickman was 65 playing this role.

Alison Lohman in Flicka and Matchstick Men

At 23 she played a 16 year old in Matchstick Men, and at 26 she still played a 16 year old in Flicka.

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

I’ll bet you didn’t know she was 32 when she played Holly Golightly who was supposed to be 18.

Barbara Streisand in Yentl

Streisand was 41 when she played the role of Yentl.   Yentl was supposed to be 17.

Emma Thompson in Sense and Sensibility

Playing the 19 year old Elinor Dashwood, Thompson was 36 at the time.


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