15 Movie Stars Who Continue to Be at the Peak of Their Career Despite Their Age
Every year, film directors introduce new names to the world. And it seems that young and talented actors and actresses can outshine some of the brightest but not-as-young movie stars. However, some of these celebs can give their younger colleagues a run for their money, even after age 60.
At Bright Side, we’ve watched many projects over the past few years starring our favorite actors. And they prove a simple fact: age is just a number.
Judi Dench (87 years old)
Judi Dench became very famous when she was older than 60. She played James Bond’s boss in the movie, GoldenEye. After that, she acted in the following films of this franchise.
She also specializes in roles that feature women from past centuries. She has portrayed British queens and characters from classic literature.
In 2020, Dench appeared as a very unusual character, playing an elf in the movie, Artemis Fowl, proving she’s not planning on retiring any time soon.
Anthony Hopkins (83 years old)
In 2021, Anthony Hopkins received an Oscar for Best Actor in the movie, The Father. Currently, he is the oldest actor who was awarded the golden statuette in this category.
Sir Anthony Hopkins won his previous Oscar 30 years ago for his work in The Silence of the Lambs. As we can see, age is no hindrance for this actor who continues to delight viewers with his artistic talent.
Imelda Staunton (65 years old)
Imelda Staunton acted in the legendary films, Shakespeare in Love, and Vera Drake, and she has won many different awards. But she became especially famous in the ’00s when she played Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter film series. Her character could compete with Lord Voldemort in viciousness.
In the summer of 2021, Netflix introduced Staunton as the actress who will portray Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown series. And we can’t wait to see her there.
Patrick Stewart (81 years old)
Patrick Stewart, for many people, is associated with different Sci-Fi movies, such as Frank Herbert’s Dune and the X-Men film series. He also starred in Star Trek: The Original Series.
Currently, Stewart is participating in the sequel of the legendary TV series, Star Trek: Picard, and according to the series’ ratings, being 81 years old helps him take on the main role beautifully.
Linda Hamilton (65 years old)
Linda Hamilton is best known for her starring role in The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. In 2019, she appeared in the new film of the franchise, Terminator: Dark Fate, and proved that she was still capable of kicking her enemies’ butts.
In 2021, she returned to the small screen as a courageous general in the Resident Alien TV series.
Gérard Depardieu (72 years old)
Gérard Depardieu is one of the most productive actors of present times: his filmography includes almost 250 films, among which are The ComDads, Guardian Angels, and Asterix films.
In 2019, the actor appeared in the drama, Fahim, the Little Chess Prince; and over the next 2 years, a few other projects starring Depardieu will be released.
Harrison Ford (79 years old)
Harrison Ford became famous thanks to his roles in the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. In recent years, he has appeared in a few successful projects but mostly played supporting roles in movies like The Age of Adaline and Morning Glory.
In 2020, Ford regained his star status by starring in the movie, The Call of the Wild, which is based on the novel by Jack London.
Susan Sarandon (75 years old)
Susan Sarandon has taken part in legendary movies for many decades. 44 years ago, she played a role in the film, The Other Side of Midnight, and her filmography also includes movies like The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Thelma & Louise, The Hunger, and Stepmom.
In 2019, the actress starred alongside Sam Neill, Kate Winslet, and Mia Wasikowska in the drama, Blackbird. And now, we’re waiting for her new projects to come out, which are currently in production.
Timothy Dalton (75 years old)
We know Timothy Dalton for portraying gentlemen from classic literature on-screen in films such as Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Scarlett. He used to be James Bond too.
Currently, Dalton works hard at his craft. He acts in Doom Patrol, a TV series based on DC comics. We are expecting a new season of the show to be released in 2021.
Sigourney Weaver (72 years old)
Sigourney Weaver embodied one of the strongest women on the big screen, Ellen Ripley in the movie, Alien, and all its sequels. She also starred in the legendary movies, Death And The Maiden, Heartbreakers, and Avatar.
In 2020, Weaver took part in the drama, My Salinger Year, and soon another film from the Avatar franchise will be released.
Kathy Bates (73 years old)
Kathy Bates’ big Hollywood break happened when she was older than 40. It was thanks to her starring role in Misery, which was based on Stephen King’s novel. Her success was later supported by other starring roles in films like Dolores Claiborne and Titanic.
Nowadays, the actress continues to be as active as before. In 2019, the drama, Richard Jewell, was released where she played one of the supporting roles, and 2 more projects are expected to be released soon.
Bill Murray (71 years old)
Many of us associate Bill Murray with iconic movies like Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and Lost in Translation.
This outstanding actor still takes part in projects of legendary film directors. In 2020, for example, he starred in Sofia Coppola’s On the Rocks. And in 2021, a new part of Ghostbusters, starring Murray, will be released.
Jane Fonda (83 years old)
Even though Jane Fonda began her acting career in the early 1960s and acted in no less than 2 movies every year thereafter, she was only considered a dramatic actress after appearing in Sydney Pollack’s movie, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? She was nominated for an Oscar for the first time thanks to this role.
In 2015, Fonda starred in the Grace and Frankie TV series. The show lasted for 7 seasons, and Fonda received 5 Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy.
Kim Basinger (68 years old)
Kim Basinger is a winner of an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. The actress is 68 years old now, but many people remember her as a fatal blonde. But at the beginning of her career, she used to be a brunette, like, for example, in the movie, Blind Date. She was only 33 years old then.
She was 50 when she starred in the thriller, Cellular, but she shined just as bright as she had when she was younger. One of Basinger’s latest projects was in Fifty Shades Freed where she acted at 64 years old.
Jamie Lee Curtis (63 years old)
Even at 18, the actress managed to play a few bit parts in a couple of TV series, including the famous Columbo. And just a year later, she starred in the legendary horror movie, Halloween. Jamie Lee Curtis is the queen of transformations. Just recall her in True Lies and A Fish Called Wanda. She was 29 years old during the production of these movies.
Currently, Curtis continues to work actively and acted in the criminal comedy, Knives Out, and another film that was part of the Halloween franchise, in which Curtis was 62 years old.
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