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Surprising Celebrity Ages

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by D'Snowth, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Are you ever sometimes surprised to learn how old certain celebrities are because they don't even look like their ages? Like young celebrities look MUCH older than they really are, meanwhile middle-aged celebrities seem much younger than what the calendars tell us... just some examples...

    I was surprised to learn that both Lady Gaga and Rihanna are only in their early 20s, all this time, I assumed they were well into their 30s, normal people I know who are their age don't look nearly as old as they do, but then again, unlike Gaga and Rihanna, they don't live that hardcore celebrity lifestyle.

    Likewise, it comes as surprise to me to know people like Jennifer Hudson, Michelle Williams, and Rachel McAdams are in their 30s... the latter *throws rocks at Beakie and Sarge* suddenly makes sense as to why it seems like Rachel McAdams suddenly went from playing teens to playing grown women, but I mean Jennifer Hudson looks so young, and Michelle Williams... well, she just looks like a little boy, somebody please tell her to eat some sandwiches and grow her hair out.

    Of course then again, that paints a clear picture of the difference between celebrities who really don't care about their careers too awful much (case in point: Lindsay Lohan) and celebrities who actually do take care of themselves.
  2. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    It's not hard when you have personal trainers. ;)
  3. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Yay! Free rocks!

    Anyway, I can't wrap my head around the fact that Dexter Holland, the simger of the Offspring is in his mid 40s...I know the Offspring have been around since the 80s, but still...does this look like a man who is in his 40s to you?

  4. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Michelle Williams will never cut her hair - she is keeping that way in honor of Heath Ledger who always liked her with short hair. Looking at it that way I think it's kind of sweet.

    I was shocked to learn Jim Parsons is 38 - I thought he had to be maybe 30, or younger, but he's not.
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Really? 38? I would've assumed at least 28 or so. But then again, it's not uncommon for actors to play characters that are supposed to be quiet younger than they really are... wasn't Christine Taylor and what's her name (I can't think of it right now, embarrassingly) already in their 20s when they played Marcia and Jan in the Brady Bunch movies?
  6. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Right because hiring real teenagers is a drag, you have to make sure they go to school while filming, and they can only work for a certain amount of time, etc.

    We tend to think 20 year olds in movies look realistic enough as teenagers. But interesting trivia, for Ferris Bueller's Day Off, John Hughes used actual teenagers as extras for the school scenes. When you compare them to how the main leads look in their 20s, the difference becomes very obvious.
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Right, I'm aware of that, when I was an intern at PBS, doing odd little chore, ranging from being a gofer, to actually stage managing in some cases, I couldn't legally do any of that stuff for more than five hours a day because of child labor laws. Even on the commentary on The Cat in the Hat DVD, the director talked about how they filmed a lot of isolated scenes with just Mike Myers without the kids if they knew they wouldn't be seen on camera because of the child labor laws.
    Yes, but then again, John Hughes was a much better filmmaker than most anyway. :)
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  8. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah I knew you knew, just wanted to add to the conversation, lol. That is awesome experience btw. :)

    Of course in my opinion they would have been better off not filming that monstrosity at all, hehe. ;)

    Oh yeah I adore that film. It's just interesting to realize how we taken for granted the "20 year olds as teenagers" thing.
  9. Dominicboo1

    Dominicboo1 Well-Known Member

    Or in Grease!
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Apparently Kanye West turned 35.

    This is surprisingly to me, because he looks more like he's 25, and acts more like he's... well... 5.
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  11. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Kanye West has been producing since around 1997, but only rapping since 2004, so he seems younger than he really is. But he does look good for 35.
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Zooey Deschanel being 32.

    Now, that's not entirely surprising, considering she looks great, really young and healthy and all, but if she's 32 now, that means she would have had to have been, what, 22 when she did Elf? She looks 32 now, BUT, she looked 32 THEN too, so I don't know what deal she made with the devil (just kidding). Granted, I haven't seen as much of her earlier work as I have her more recent work, but that does kind of explain why some movies around the same time, or a little before Elf, had her playing like high school/college-student-esque roles.
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  13. ProboSowa

    ProboSowa Well-Known Member

    Abe Vigoda is 91 in spite of looking like he's 121.
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure he's lying about his age. He's gotta be at LEAST 200.
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  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Jim Parsons is 40? Whoa... I wonder just want kind of stuff he and Seth Green have in their DNA, 'cause it's like they stay the same age forever.
  16. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I know this is from last year and apparently I already liked it, but I totally forgot and this made me laugh out loud all over again, lolol.
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    And now I'm reminded of the time on M*A*S*H where Radar supposedly struck a whiplash hustler with a jeep, and Pat Morita's character asked him, "Hey Corporal, is this a little guy, about four-foot-nothin', and somewhere between 50 and 200-years-old?" I think even Henry commented on the hustler being, "Born two years before Moses".
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  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    When Lisa Robin Kelly (Laurie from That '70s Show) died and I learned how old she lived to be, which I can't remember now, I was surprised to learn how old she was. On That '70s Show she looked like she'd only been out of high school for a few years, but considering how old she lived to be she'd have had to have been at least in her 30s (I think she was 40-something when she died).
  19. beatnikchick300

    beatnikchick300 Well-Known Member

    I was shocked to learn that the two girls on Disney Channel's Austin and Ally (my brothers watch it) are in their early 20s. Both of them look about 14.

    On a side, I'm told I'm a non-celebrity version of that. A lot of customers at the store where I work assume I'm 18, and are shocked when I tell them I'm almost 30 (26, to be exact). I posted a picture of myself on another thread; judge for yourselves, friends.
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I've always been told I look young for my age. I remember when I was 15, someone said I didn't look 15 at all, because of my, "Baby Face" (which is why I mostly let myself go stubbly to at least look more like my age). I won't lie, one time, my folks and I had to stay in a hotel for about a month (well, we did that a LOT because we've moved a lot over the years), and at the time I was 18-19, I can't quite remember, but to avoid paying for three adults staying in one room, my dad had me pretend I was 15... which really wasn't a stretch... sometimes I still feel like I'm 15... I have trouble growing up and acting my age. :p

    One interesting thing I've found though is on the internet at forums like this, some people somehow assume I'm around their age, no matter how much older or younger I really am than they are... I wonder how old people would assume I am now if they were to look at me. Even I can hardly believe I'll be 25 in another six months.

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