10 Actors Whose Age Didn’t Match Their Characters, and How They Actually Should’ve Looked
In Love Actually, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who was actually 13 years old at the time, played the 10-year-old Sam. At the same time, Keira Knightley, who was only 5 years his senior, acted as someone older. A good 10 years later, Brodie-Sangster starred in Game of Thrones as a 13-year-old. Looking at his pictures, side by side, we can see why he was cast to act as someone younger than his real age.
Bright Side is comparing pictures of actors and actresses at the ages they played on-screen and at their real age, side-by-side, and the results are quite amusing.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio
2. Saoirse Ronan
3. Thomas Brodie-Sangster
4. Bianca Lawson
5. Ralph Macchio
6. Amanda Bynes
Bynes played a high school student in Easy A when she was 24.
7. Tobey Maguire
In Spider-Man (2002), Maguire, who was actually 27, played the role of a high school student.
8. Sasha Pieterse
9. Zac Efron
Although the title of the movie itself mentioned Efron’s age in 17 Again, he was really 22 at the time.
10. Betty White
At the start of The Golden Girls, Betty White’s character, Rose Nylund, was supposed to be 55. White was already 63 at that time.
Which actors and actresses do you think look like the ages they were portraying? Do you know any other actors and actresses who took on younger or older roles?