12 Celebrities Who Played Characters Older Than Their Age 

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12 Celebrities Who Played Characters Older Than Their Age 
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Christian Bale, the man who is known for transforming his body, was recently spotted in Toronto to promote his newly released film Hostiles. The most interesting thing to see during the promotion was the physique of the actor. He has gained a lot of weight for his new role of the former Vice-President of the United States, Dick Cheney. After the promotion, some of the pictures came out from the sets of Backseat. He looked completely unrecognizable with grey hair, extra weight, and thin eyebrows.

Just like Christian, many actors and actresses have done this in the past. So, here we have gathered the list of celebs who were brilliant in portraying characters older than their real age.

1. Tilda Swinton as Madame D.

1. Tilda Swinton as Madame D.

Tilda was brilliant in portraying the lady almost 20-25 years older than her age in the movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel. The film was released in 2014, and she was 53 years old at that time. 

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2. Kate Winslet as Hanna Schmitz.

2. Kate Winslet as Hanna Schmitz.

The Reader (2009) is regarded as one of the best films of Kate Winslet's career. She portrayed the character of Hanna Schmitz and turned old as the movie progressed. Kate even won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role. 

3. Julianne Moore as Laura Brown.

3. Julianne Moore as Laura Brown.

Julianne Moore easily managed to portray the character of a woman older than her age in the movie, The Hours (2002). She was 42 when she played the role.

4. Brad Pitt as Benjamin Button.

4. Brad Pitt as Benjamin Button.

The portrayal of 80-year-old Benjamin Button was one of the toughest tasks for Brad Pitt. But, the actor did it with perfection, and that's why The Curse of Benjamin Button is called as one of the best films of her career.

5. Leonardo DiCaprio as Edgar Hoover.

5. Leonardo DiCaprio as Edgar Hoover.

Leo has played many great characters in his career and is continuing to do it. In the movie, J Edgar (2011) he portrayed the well-known chief of FBI. By the end of the film, he became unrecognizable with gray hair and wig. 

6. Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter.

6. Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter.

The scene of Captain America: The Winter Soldier where Steve Rogers meets an old Peggy Carter is really emotional. Rogers did not age at all, but his girlfriend did. Some technology was used to make Hayley look like a woman who is in her late 80s.

7. Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger.

7. Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger.

The world knows Johnny Depp from his role of Captain Jack Sparrow, but the legendary actor has many great characters under his belt. One such character is of Whitey Bulger which he portrayed in the movie, Black Mass (2015). The actor played the role of a man who is almost 34 years older than him.

8. Helena Botham Carter as The Witch.

8. Helena Botham Carter as The Witch.

If you want to see the talent of Helena, then I recommend you to watch Big Fish (2003). She played the character of an old witch and beautiful Jennifer, and she did it with perfection. 

9. Cate Blanchett as Daisy.

9. Cate Blanchett as Daisy.

Cate Blanchett played the lead female character in The Curse of Benjamin Button, and just like Brad Pitt, her character also ages as the movie progresses. She looked unrecognizable with the makeup on.  

10. Jared Leto as Nemo.

10. Jared Leto as Nemo.

Yes, the man on the left is Jared Leto, and he is also the same person who played the role of Joker in Suicide Squad. Jared had to wear silicon mask and put on a lot of makeup for some of the scenes in the movie, Mr. Nobody (2009). 

11. Hugh Jackman as Logan.

11. Hugh Jackman as Logan.

How can we miss the old Logan? Wolverine was born in the late 1880s and dies in 2029 in the movie, Logan (2017). I mean, no one on the list has played an older character than him. 

12. Carice van Houten as Melisandre

12. Carice van Houten as Melisandre

The GoT fans would never forget the beginning of season 6 when Melisandre, the Red Woman turned into an old hag. The image was really shocking. 


That's all, folks!