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Even when younger than 50, Leslie Nielsen has always looked older than 50. Color film seems to have instantly flipped him from "always 55" to "always 70" years old.
I don't agree. Leslie Nielsen is one actor who I've seen a lot in his younger days, because he played the lead in Forbidden Planet, where his Commander J.J. Adams is basically James T. Kirk. I've seen him in a few other 1950s films, and he comes off the same way.

Once his hair turned white, though, he did seem a lot older. Even before he started doing comedy with the Zucker-Zucker-Abrams bunch, as (for instance) in Creepshow, he looked a lot older.
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Carroll O'Connor - I was shocked when I realized that he was only 47 when he started playing Archie. I thought he was in his 60s.
Similarly Redd Foxx was only 49 when Sanford and Son debuted. And Whitman Mayo, who played Grady, was only 42.
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Peter Boyle. The hair loss always made him look older. He was 41 in Taxi Driver
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Anne Ramsey, the woman who played the mother in Throw Momma from the Train. I thought she only did that one film, but she appeared in others as well. Died at 59 years of age, which means she was around 52 when she made that film!

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Ian Wolfe looked old in 1930s...
Yeah, this guy. I turned on an old movie from the 40's on TCM, and there he was, looking just as old as he did on Star Trek and WKRP.
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Marjorie Main, probably best known as "Ma Kettle" in the Ma and Pa Kettle films of the fifties.
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Peter Cushing always seemed to look older to me, probably because of his very thin face. I always found him kind of attractive in a spooky way.
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Forgive me for being a little off topic but I remember that one of the reasons I went to a Willie Nelson concert in 1978 was that I believed that soon after he might be too old to tour.
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Buddy Ebsen looked old as Jed Clampett, yet lived for 40 more years.
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Torin Thatcher, who played Sokurah the magician in Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, Pendragon in Jack the Giant Killer, Reverend Thorne in Hawaii, the prosecuting attorney in Witness for the Prosecution, and a host of TV appearances (including one in the Star Trek episode "Return of the Archons") looked pretty old. I think it's because he was bald in most of those. I was shocked when I realized that it was him in the British fantasy film The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936), based on the H.G. Wells story. He had hair! He looked -- young!

He was born in 1905, and died at 76 in 1981.

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To tell the truth, Ebsen looked pretty shopworn playing George Russell in the Walt Disney Davy Crockett TV-movies in 1954-5. He was born in 1908.
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George Arliss

He began his film career at the age of 53, which probably added to the impression he always looked old. He also played a lot of old men. He pretty much always played himself, but as he had effective creative control over many of his films, he was able to ensure he had a virtual monopoly on the good lines. A great, now-largely forgotten talent - at his best in the sound version of The Green Goddess (1929) - he was the first Brit to win the Best Actor Oscar.

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William Hickey always looked like he had one foot in the grave; he was just 58 when he appeared as the elderly Mafia don in Prizzi's Honor, maybe his best-known role: https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca88...QaPj4DHIkPbQQk
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Wilfrid Brambel. Best known to American audiences as Paul's Grandfather in A Hard Day's Night. He was 52 at that time.
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Liam Dunn was only 57 in "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles", but he looked to be in his 70's at least; he was only 59 when he died.

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William Hickey always looked like he had one foot in the grave; he was just 58 when he appeared as the elderly Mafia don in Prizzi's Honor, maybe his best-known role: https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca88...QaPj4DHIkPbQQk
I recall first seeing Hickey as the interviewer at the beginning and end of Little Big Man. He had brown hair and, aside from his weird voice, didn't seem particularly old. But he sure looked a lot older in everything else I saw him in
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Liam Dunn was only 57 in "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles", but he looked to be in his 70's at least; he was only 59 when he died.
Really? I'm really amazed.

He also played Judge Maxwell in What's up, Doc?, where he also looked old (and took an array of pills)
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Christopher Lloyd has always looked kind of old. He was born in 1938, which means that when he did "Back to the Future," he would have been roughly the same age as George and Lorraine in the movie (assuming they were about 17 in 1955). Yet, even in the 1955 scenes he's supposed to be an old dude, or at least middle-aged.

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He's very clean.
Which was apparently a nudge-wink reference to one of his well-known TV characters who was "a dirty old man." Well known to Brits, anway.
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Hank Worden and maybe its just because of the time I spend around the Seneca but a shout-out to Chief John Big Tree as well. He had that aged Native American look nailed down early and kept it going for ages.
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Similarly Redd Foxx was only 49 when Sanford and Son debuted. And Whitman Mayo, who played Grady, was only 42.
On the other side of the coin, a fair number of superhero actors--Robert Downey, Jr., Paul Rudd, Samuel Jackson, Ben Affleck, Hugh Jackman, and let's throw in Daniel Craig and Tom Cruise--hit their career peaks after the age of 50. It makes me think of the old actor in Baron Munchhausen who laments that he's "too old to play Hamlet and too young to play Lear."
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Agreed -- he was balding with white hair when he was in Pete and Gladys(1960-82, a spinoff of a role he's had on December Bride (1954-1959)), Kentucky Jones (1964-5), and in Dragnet '67 (and its increments). He looked pretty much the same when he appeared in the Dan Aykroyd/Tom Hanks movie Dragnet (1987).

I HAVE seen clips of him younger, with dark hair, but he always looked older in the TV shows and movies I grew up with.
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I think you're mis-remembering. Here's a photo of him from Pete and Gladys, when he was 45, no grey at all. When Dragnet started in 1967 he was just going grey around the edges, not white. And he was 52 at the time. I think the reason people don't realize how much he changed over the years was a) they kept seeing him all the time on TV in various other shows when he wasn't starring in one of his own, and b) he didn't get fat or have other big changes, just the gradual normal aging of an actor who didn't try to stop time.
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On the other side of the coin, a fair number of superhero actors--Robert Downey, Jr., Paul Rudd, Samuel Jackson, Ben Affleck, Hugh Jackman, and let's throw in Daniel Craig and Tom Cruise--hit their career peaks after the age of 50.
Rudd is 50 now. Affleck is 47.
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And Tom Cruise's career peak was a really long time ago.
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I recall first seeing Hickey as the interviewer at the beginning and end of Little Big Man. He had brown hair and, aside from his weird voice, didn't seem particularly old. But he sure looked a lot older in everything else I saw him in
Ah, I'd forgotten he was in that. Thanks.
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Rudd is 50 now. Affleck is 47.
And Craig is 51 now and started being Bond when he was 38.

Hugh Jackman is also 51 and was only 31 when he first appeared as Wolverine.

Even Robert Downey Jr is only 54, so was 42 when he started being Ironman.

Plus Samuel L Jackson is in superhero movies, but doesn't play a superhero. He has looked more or less the same age since Jurassic Park though.
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Character actor Fred Clark, chewng his cigar indignantly, looked exactly the same for his 20-year career. He died at 54, but never looked that young.
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Wilfrid Brambel. Best known to American audiences as Paul's Grandfather in A Hard Day's Night. He was 52 at that time.
I was just thinking about this guy the other day and wondering if I'm older now than he was in AHDN. Um, no question about it and then some.

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Agnes "Endora" Moorehead always looked old to me. Born in 1900, her first movie was apparently Citizen Kane in 1941. She was in her mid-60s when Bewitched got under way.
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William Frawley, who was likely best known as Fred Mertz in the "Lucy" series. He was in a ton of movies, starting in 1916, that included 'Miracle on 34th Street'. He was also apparently an asshole to work with.
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And Tom Cruise's career peak was a really long time ago.
Yes, clearly I should have researched that post a little better. Here's how I should have phrased it:

"For many in the current generation of superhero/action stars, they don't seem really credible in the costumes until they start to close in on 50. I'd give some examples, but honestly, isn't that beneath us at this point?" Yeah, that's what I meant to write...
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It kind of freaks me out to see Lee Marvin (The Wild One) and Peter Graves (Stalag 17) as anything but 50-ish old coots, but clearly that was not always the case for them.
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Yes, clearly I should have researched that post a little better. Here's how I should have phrased it:

"For many in the current generation of superhero/action stars, they don't seem really credible in the costumes until they start to close in on 50. I'd give some examples, but honestly, isn't that beneath us at this point?" Yeah, that's what I meant to write...
Well, more like 30s and early 40s, really, not close to fifty. But I think I get your point anyway - they're not young men in their physical peak, which for most men would be in their twenties, they're starting to approach middle age, and for some reason that makes them more credible. Even Matt Damon was 32 when he starred in the first Bourne movie.
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Peter Boyle. The hair loss always made him look older. He was 41 in Taxi Driver
Bald, sure. Over 41-looking - nah.


Nebbish John Fielder. Only 35 in Raisin in the Sun and already looking much older.
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Christopher Lloyd has always looked kind of old. He was born in 1938, which means that when he did "Back to the Future," he would have been roughly the same age as George and Lorraine in the movie (assuming they were about 17 in 1955). Yet, even in the 1955 scenes he's supposed to be an old dude, or at least middle-aged.
Christopher Lloyd would have been 47 in 1985, yes, but Doc Brown would have been in his 70s by then. All the characters who appeared in both 1955 and 1985 -- George, Lorraine, Strickland, Doc, and Biff -- were played by actors appropriate for their 1955 ages and then aged up (well except maybe James Tolkan as Strickland) for their 1985 scenes.

In the sequel, one of the first things 77-year-old Doc does is strip off his aging mask (which Doc had used to hide his de-aging treatments from Marty) so that Lloyd could play him without makeup.


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I thought for a long time that William Hartnell, the first Doctor Who, was within a loud shout of 70 when he took the role in 1963. Nope. Only 55. He passed away in 1975 at the age of 67.
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[QUOTE=needscoffee;22104783]Irene Ryan looked old as the hills long before she became Granny in The Beverly Hillbillies starting at age 62. All I can say is she must have been one heavy smoker.[/QUOTE

The first couple of seasons of The Beverly Hillbillies were brought to you by Winston cigarettes. The actors from the show made a number of ads in character for the brand. In the ones featuring Buddy Ebsen and Irene Ryan, they both puff but neither actually inhale, so I seriously doubt that either smoked IRL. Miss Jane and Aunt Pearl both take deep drags like real smokers. And they were.
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Bald, sure. Over 41-looking - nah.


Nebbish John Fielder. Only 35 in Raisin in the Sun and already looking much older.
Great choice. I just re-watched a Twilight Zone episode from season 2 in which Fiedler appeared. He looked to be late-fortyish to mid-fiftyish. He was actually 36, give or take a few months. That's about how he looked whenever I saw him, and he seems to have appeared on every show in the 60s and 70s at least once.
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I'd add Burt Mustin to the mix; however, he was in his 70s when he started appearing in tv shows. Like Charles Lane, he always looked old because he always was old.
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Miss Jane and Aunt Pearl both take deep drags like real smokers. And they were.
IIRC, Bea Benaderet died of lung cancer before Petticoat Junction finished its run.
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I'd add Burt Mustin to the mix; however, he was in his 70s when he started appearing in tv shows. Like Charles Lane, he always looked old because he always was old.
You don't have to add him -- he's the first one mentioned in the OP, and part of the reason for the thread's existence.
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Mary Wickes--she was 50-ish as Miss Cathcart, which is the earliest thing I remember her from.
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Humphrey Bogart was 43 when he made Casablanca, and looked much older than Rick Blaine's 38 years.
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George Burns...well he really was old for a long time! But I sense that his part in the "Sunshine Boys" in 1975 was intended to be a last hurrah. It turned out to start about 15 more years of roles for him.

His character in "The Sunshine Boys" was named 'Al Lewis' - another long-time "old man" - he was Grandpa Munster in the 1960s and played old men for another 40 years.
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John Mahoney started acting on stage in his late 30s, and made his film debut around age 40. He came to widespread attention with Moonstruck, when he was 47. So he played a middle-aged to oldish guy for about 30 years.

(I started acting in late 2018. I turn 47 this year. I think this is my year!)
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Both Irene Ryan and Keenan Wynn played opposite Kirk Douglas in My Dear Secretary (1949). Neither of the two looked particularly young then.
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Ed Lauter, as the badass-but-ultimately-ok prison guard in The Longest Yard, was 36. Close, but still slightly on the old side, I spose.
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Lewis Stone, who was best known as Judge Hardy, Mickey Rooney's dad in all those Andy Hardy movies. Stone went prematurely gray (some reports say by the age of 20) and played older men for most of his career.
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Margaret Hamilton?
Good choice. It's hard to believe that Hamilton was only 36 when she played Ms. Gulch and The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz (over three years younger than Gale Sondegard, who was going to play her as a "glamorous" witch until the Powers That Be decided they needed an "ugly" witch. Hamilton probably would've been insulted, but, as she said, she needed the work). That role sort of colored her career. She played the Witch on stage and in TV appearances long after the movie, but it hovered around her earlier roles too, as when she played a Mountain Witching Woman in Abbott and Costello's Comin' 'Round the Mountain in 1951.
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