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Original Desmond
05-12-04, 09:48 AM
Just watching Mean Girls and looked at the Imdb

Lindsay Lohan is 18
Lacey Chabert is 22
Rachel McAdam is 28!

they are all playing characters the same age at high school

10 years difference in real age between Lindsay and Rachel!

Rachel sure looks fine for her age

can 10 years be beaten ??

Groucho
05-12-04, 09:51 AM
How about 22 years?

Hamlet (1948)

Laurence Oliver (age 41) played Hamlet
Jean Simmons (age 19) played Ophelia, who is about the same age as Hamlet

Bonus factoid:

Eileen Herley (age 28) played Hamlet's mother, Gertrude

sundog
05-12-04, 10:01 AM
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Angela Lansbury (then 37) played mother to Laurence Harvey (then 34).

kcbrett5
05-12-04, 10:07 AM
In Clueless, Stacey Dash was 10 years older than Alicia Silverstone and 11 years older than Brittany Murphy

obscurelabel
05-12-04, 11:20 AM
Originally posted by sundog
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Angela Lansbury (then 37) played mother to Laurence Harvey (then 34).

I think this is a different category - smallest differential in age between two actors playing characters from different generations :D

In that category:

The Graduate: Dustin Hoffman (30) playing a recent college graduate seduced by his girlfriend's* mother, played by Anne Bancroft (36).

North by Northwest: Cary Grant (55) is the same age as the actress playing his mother, Jessie Royce Landis.

Sabrina (1954): Humphrey Bogart (55) is four years older than the actor playing his girlfriend* Sabrina's father, John Williams.

*using "girlfriend" as shorthand, actual relationship more complex.

Flave
05-12-04, 11:58 AM
Originally posted by obscurelabel
Sabrina (1954): Humphrey Bogart (55) is four years older than the actor playing his girlfriend* Sabrina's father, John Williams.


Yes, but I believe that Bogart's character is supposed to be an older man. Although seeing an aging Bogart kiss a young and vibrant Audrey Hepburn is a definite yewwwww moment.

obscurelabel
05-12-04, 12:07 PM
Originally posted by Flave
Yes, but I believe that Bogart's character is supposed to be an older man. Although seeing an aging Bogart kiss a young and vibrant Audrey Hepburn is a definite yewwwww moment.

You're right, this is probably another category, related to biggest differential between ages of romantically involved characters :D

Sabrina: Humphrey Bogart (55) and Audrey Hepburn (25)

Doesn't beat Harold and Maude: Bud Cort (23) and Ruth Gordon (75).

Sorry for thread hijacking ...

Meatpants
05-12-04, 12:27 PM
I think Ralph Macchio was around 23 for The Karate "Kid".

Judd Nelson was too old to be in Breakfast Club (maybe 26 or 27).

You can just tick off all the 80s teen movies and find a bunch

whaaat
05-12-04, 12:39 PM
My favourite would have to be The Mambo Kings, where Tito Puente played himself, even though the movie was set in the 50's and filmed in the 90's! :lol:
You know you're cool when...

Shannon Nutt
05-12-04, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by Meatpants
I think Ralph Macchio was around 23 for The Karate "Kid".


He was about 28 for Karate Kid III and co-star Robin Lively was only about 18.

On the other hand Elisabeth Shue's only two years younger than Macchio, so the age difference wasn't much for the first Karate Kid movie.

One of my favorites is on 8 SIMPLE RULES where Amy Davidson plays the YOUNGER sister - even though she's 24 and Kaley Cuoco is 18.

wmansir
05-12-04, 02:18 PM
On "Gilmore Girls" Keiko Agena and Alexis Bledel both play 19-20 year olds. Alexis Bledel is 22, Keiko Agena is 30.

ArchibaldTuttle
05-12-04, 04:58 PM
on a somewhat related note in North by Northwest

Cary Grant .... Roger O. Thornhill ... born 18 January 1904

Jessie Royce Landis .... Clara Thornhill (Roger's Mom) ... born 25 November 1904

She had a baby at 11 months old, that's quite impressive!

das Monkey
05-12-04, 05:10 PM
wmansir

On "Gilmore Girls" Keiko Agena and Alexis Bledel both play 19-20 year olds. Alexis Bledel is 22, Keiko Agena is 30.
If you want to do TV shows, <i>Buffy</i> is good for some laughs. Charisma Carpenter is a year older than Nick Brendan, who in turn is 3 years older than Hannigan, who is 3 years older then Sarah Michelle Gellar, who was 3 years too old for her character, who was the same age as the other 3.

das

JasonF
05-12-04, 05:21 PM
Originally posted by das Monkey
If you want to do TV shows, <i>Buffy</i> is good for some laughs. Charisma Carpenter is a year older than Nick Brendan, who in turn is 3 years older than Hannigan, who is 3 years older then Sarah Michelle Gellar, who was 3 years too old for her character, who was the same age as the other 3.

das

What the hell is this? The SATs?

Let's see ... when the show started, the characters were 15, I think. That means Gellar was 18, Hannigan was 21, Brendan was 24, and Carpenter was 25.

On the other hand, James Marsters and David Boreanz are significantly younger than the characters they play.

das Monkey
05-12-04, 05:22 PM
JasonF

On the other hand, James Marsters and David Boreanz are significantly younger than the characters they play.
:lol: Sloppy casting!

das

Rivero
05-12-04, 05:57 PM
Originally posted by das Monkey
If you want to do TV shows, <i>Buffy</i> is good for some laughs. Charisma Carpenter is a year older than Nick Brendan, who in turn is 3 years older than Hannigan, who is 3 years older then Sarah Michelle Gellar, who was 3 years too old for her character, who was the same age as the other 3.

das


How and/or WHY do you know this shit?

modfather
05-12-04, 06:03 PM
Originally posted by kcbrett5
In Clueless, Stacey Dash was 10 years older than Alicia Silverstone and 11 years older than Brittany Murphy

Damn, you stole mine! Stacey Dash was 29 when Clueless was released. She's a year older than me, and I'm an old fart! She was still playing a high-school kid in Clueless (the TV show) until recently...

FuzzyBallz
05-12-04, 06:05 PM
Ian McDiarmid as Darth Sidious in the SW Ep. 1-3. I was gonna say Frank Oz as Yoda, but I guess voice over doesn't count.

TeeJay13
05-12-04, 07:36 PM
In Matchstick Men Allison Lohman played the daughter and she is like 20 something, I forget the exact age.

Mondo Kane
05-12-04, 07:44 PM
More on Stacy Dash. She was 22 when she played a teenager in Richard Pryor's Moving. 7 years before Clueless.
Was she ever young? lol

RMSpuhler
05-12-04, 07:53 PM
How big a gap was it between Cedric the Entertainer's real age and his character's age in <b>Barbershop</b>?

RS

MrN
05-13-04, 02:43 AM
Originally posted by Groucho
How about 22 years?

Hamlet (1948)

Laurence Oliver (age 41) played Hamlet
Jean Simmons (age 19) played Ophelia, who is about the same age as Hamlet



Even better:

Romeo & Juliet (1936)

Leslie Howard (age 43) plays Romeo, who is supposed to be what, 15?
John Barrymore (age 54) plays Mercutio.

cerulean
05-13-04, 03:55 AM
During the filming of Grease, which has one of the oldest-looking high school casts in cinema, Dinah Manoff (Marty) was 19, John Travolta was about 23, but most of the rest of the actors were well into their upper 20s -- Olivia Newton-John was 29 and Stockard Channing was 33!

harosa
05-13-04, 09:24 AM
I remember finding out back in the days that on 90210 the smart girl, with the glasses, was like 30 or something in high school.

Achtung
05-13-04, 10:22 AM
Originally posted by harosa
I remember finding out back in the days that on 90210 the smart girl, with the glasses, was like 30 or something in high school.

Wasn't Ian Ziering in a similar situation? I think he was like 26 when the show started.

KyleJBre_et
05-13-04, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by ArchibaldTuttle
She had a baby at 11 months old, that's quite impressive!

You think that's impressive...

Back to the Future:

Michael J. Fox(Marty McFly): Born June 9, 1961

Crispin Glover(his father, George McFly): Born April 20, 1964

Apparently Marty was born three years before his own father was.

I know Crispin Glover was supposed to be playing an older character, but it's still weird to watch the scenes in the 80s and see this young man in his 20s play an older man in his 40s.

das Monkey
05-13-04, 01:06 PM
Rivero

How and/or WHY do you know this shit?
I study it 14 hours a day, just for such an occassion.

das

fradog68
05-13-04, 03:02 PM
In the beginning of The Natural, Robert Redford plays the teenager, Roy Hobbs. Redford was about 47 at the time.

digidoh
05-14-04, 01:18 PM
Joan Crawford--Born 1904
Christina Crawford--Born 1939

Christina, Joan's adopted daughter, was playing a 28-year-old woman on the soap opera The Secret Storm. In 1968, when Christina was hospitalized, Joan, who was in her mid-60's, temporarily assumed Christina's role on the show. This was described in Christina's book, Mommie Dearest, and dramatized (very briefly) in the 1981 movie.

RichC2
05-14-04, 01:24 PM
Pai Mei - 1000+ Years Old
Gordon Liu - 49 years old.

Isabella Rossellini's character is like 75 in the movie Death Becomes Her.

Yeah I know these shouldn't count but still.

JasonF
05-14-04, 01:46 PM
Originally posted by digidoh
Joan Crawford--Born 1904
Christina Crawford--Born 1939

Christina, Joan's adopted daughter, was playing a 28-year-old woman on the soap opera The Secret Storm. In 1968, when Christina was hospitalized, Joan, who was in her mid-60's, temporarily assumed Christina's role on the show. This was described in Christina's book, Mommie Dearest, and dramatized (very briefly) in the 1981 movie.
What's wire hangers doing in this thread!?! I said no wire hangers!!!

DonnachaOne
05-15-04, 07:50 PM
Ginger Snaps

Ginger (Katherine Isabelle) is 16. Her younger sister, B (Emily Perkins), is 15.

Katherine was 18 when she filmed the movie, so no big deal there; Emily, on the other hand, was 23!