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Old 01-18-2018, 04:46 PM
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He looks good, and I'd recognize him, but he is finally starting to look somewhat like an old man. A good-looking old man, but still.

http://variety.com/2017/music/news/b...un-1202623810/
He still looks damned good there to me. I guess I'm horrible with guessing ages, but from that pic, I'd guess 55-ish.
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:50 PM
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Oh, back to the OP. For me, it was Paul Reiser. I kept seeing him in the credits of Stranger Things and it took me about four or five episodes before I realized who his character was in the show. I kept being like, where is Paul Reiser? Is he not in this episode.

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I mean, now that I realize who he is, I can see the facial features, but if I was not told to look out for it, I wouldn't have made the connection ever. (And even as I was told about it, it took me several episodes to glom onto it.)
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:00 PM
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I found Billy Crystal unrecognizable the last time I saw him, on Modern Family.

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Old 01-18-2018, 05:15 PM
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Jon Favreau in Rudy.

Jon Favreau in Rocky Marciano.

Whuh...?!?
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:16 PM
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Alec Baldwin. He's aged well, but just looks so much different.

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Old 01-18-2018, 05:59 PM
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Oh, back to the OP. For me, it was Paul Reiser. I kept seeing him in the credits of Stranger Things and it took me about four or five episodes before I realized who his character was in the show. I kept being like, where is Paul Reiser? Is he not in this episode.

Mad About You Paul Reiser

Stranger Things Paul Reiser

I mean, now that I realize who he is, I can see the facial features, but if I was not told to look out for it, I wouldn't have made the connection ever. (And even as I was told about it, it took me several episodes to glom onto it.)
Good one! My wife and I both knew we knew him but we had to IMDB it to go "ohhhhhh".
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:08 PM
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Remember the punk Archie from Repo Man? And the Columbian Drug Lord bad guy from Clear and Present Danger?

Same guy.
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:08 PM
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For a less cruel comparison, here he is at, IIRC, eighteen (maybe twenty) and here he is last year, age 29. Also, here's a still from the new X -files.
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:31 PM
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David Crosby in the mid 1980s was pretty much unrecognizable (except for the smirk) from his days 20 years earlier in the Byrds. But since then he has looked pretty much the same.
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:54 PM
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The guy from Voyager.

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WTH happened to his long, thin face?
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:05 PM
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The other two guys on Voyager look about the same.
https://goo.gl/images/oxJ37A

Kate has piled on serious weight, but she still, sort of looks like the Captain. Six months on a diet and she could star in a Trek reunion movie.
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I may have made a thread once whose premise was that Gillian Anderson looked, to me, like a completely different person in the new X-Files than the character she originally played. I still don't recognize her.
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:45 PM
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Alfred Molina. Compare his character in Boogie Nights (a good two decades into his career, there are probably better examples) with his turn as Dr. Octopus in Spider-Man 2, seven years later. Barely recognizable as the same man.

Also from Boogie Nights, compare Philip Seymour Hoffman there with Hoffman in Almoist Famous, only three years later. Quite a difference.
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:47 PM
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I may have made a thread once whose premise was that Gillian Anderson looked, to me, like a completely different person in the new X-Files than the character she originally played. I still don't recognize her.
In fact, I didn't recognize her in The Last King of Scotland.
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:50 PM
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I kinda want to say Adrian Edmondson, because while I am a HUGE fan of his I totally, utterly and completely missed his appearance in The Last Jedi. Oddly enough I had just spent a week re-re-re watching "The Young Ones" and "Bottom" before I saw the movie and didn't notice it was him until I got home and read about cameos.

Obviously he looked completely different to me in the movie so as to be missed! But I dunno...it's kinda hard to compare his first big character with his most recent one, considering the first character was so cartoonish and made-up. And then after that it was rare to see him without glasses, as he was in The Last Jedi.

This is him recently and this is him in the 90s. He really does look the same. I guess it was just a huge flake on my part.
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:57 PM
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The only ones I'd have trouble recognizing are Mike Nesmith and the kid from Stand By Me. Maybe Paul Reiser.

Springsteen looks weirdly like his first Time cover
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:09 PM
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Remember the punk Archie from Repo Man? And the Columbian Drug Lord bad guy from Clear and Present Danger?

Same guy.
The giggly Constanze Mozart from Amadeus and the dour policewoman from The John Larroquette Show?

Same woman.
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:35 AM
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Philip Michael Thomas

Okay, I know it's been thirty years since he was on Miami Vice. But here's a comparable picture of Don Johnson, who is also 68.
PMT has aged less than DJ. He just has a beard. His visible facial features look almost exactly the same to me.
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:39 AM
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A recent New York magazine cover featured Bruce Springsteen. He turns 70 this year, and he is not aging well.
What the heck kind of 70 year-olds do you hang out with?
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:49 AM
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Jon Favreau in Rudy.

Jon Favreau in Rocky Marciano.

Whuh...?!?
At first I was expecting the opposite, since this guy seems to have the most weight fluctuation in Hollywood, especially facial fat distribution, over the past 25 years. So I wasn't sure which direction he was going. For example, look at Rudy to Swingers and then from Swingers to Friends and then Replacements, Elf, cameos in movies he directed or produced, and so on.
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Old 01-19-2018, 02:46 AM
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The giggly Constanze Mozart from Amadeus and the dour policewoman from The John Larroquette Show?

Same woman.
Yeah -- I had a crush on Elizabeth Berridge in "Amadeus." When I saw her on "The Powers That Be" (a Norman Lear comedy from 1992-93, in which she played the frumpy, slow maid), I couldn't believe that it was the same actress.

After that show was cancelled, she moved to the Laroquette show, in which, as you note, she was playing another decidedly frumpy role.
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Old 01-19-2018, 03:29 AM
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Old 01-19-2018, 04:52 AM
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At first I was expecting the opposite, since this guy seems to have the most weight fluctuation in Hollywood, especially facial fat distribution, over the past 25 years. So I wasn't sure which direction he was going. For example, look at Rudy to Swingers and then from Swingers to Friends and then Replacements, Elf, cameos in movies he directed or produced, and so on.
Favreau has had - fairly quietly - one hell of a career in Hollywood. He seems very deliberate in what he does and when he does it. Acting to directing to producing, he's done most things with a bit of thought.

Hell, it's not too much to say he gave us - as much or more than Robert Downey, Jr - the Marvel Cinematic Universe. RDJ may have given us the character of Tony Stark and done it well, but Favreau's the one who directed the movie and made it stick. Had Iron Man 1 and 2 not been good, we might not have gotten the rest of them.
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That said, Renee Zellweger is all over the map looks-wise - some of that is surgery, some of that is exercise and dieting, and some of that is aging.
I have for years insisted on using the name "the Zellweger twins", because the extremes of weight gain and loss repeated again and again meant this could not be the same person. She didn't just get a little overweight and lose it, she went from a normal "model overweight" woman to the type of anorexic look which you can't get when you've ever been normal. It could be that she got the skin removed when thin, but the type of thin she was was the kind who would have never let herself have any fat at all...
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:18 AM
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:40 AM
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Grace Slick.

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Old 01-19-2018, 06:11 AM
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Alfred Molina. Compare his character in Boogie Nights (a good two decades into his career, there are probably better examples) with his turn as Dr. Octopus in Spider-Man 2, seven years later. Barely recognizable as the same man..
Or, for a wider age range:

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Old 01-19-2018, 08:42 AM
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:49 AM
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Good one! My wife and I both knew we knew him but we had to IMDB it to go "ohhhhhh".
I saw Paul Reiser's name on the opening credits and recognized him after a few seconds when he came on, but only because I was looking for him.

He seems to be playing the same kind of character he did in Aliens -- a happy, empathetic guy you can relate to, but he works for the Big Bad Company. I think that, just as in Aliens, ST2 Paul Reiser will ultimately be shown to be nasty underneath that fun exterior. Undoubtedly the reason they got him for the role (it also lets them extend the 1980s vibe by having him play a similar character to the one he played in the 198s)
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He seems to be playing the same kind of character he did in Aliens -- a happy, empathetic guy you can relate to, but he works for the Big Bad Company. I think that, just as in Aliens, ST2 Paul Reiser will ultimately be shown to be nasty underneath that fun exterior.
SPOILER:
I was expecting that, too.
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Turns out not to be the case. I mean, yeah, he was protecting The Company Secret, but only because he didn't fully understand what was going on, and because he thought the genie could be stuffed back into the bottle. When it came down to the wire, though, he protected people that Burke would have gleefully fed to the aliens. Also, he took a mauling for the good team.
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Jan Hooks when she joined the cast of Designing Women in 1991.

Jan Hooks in 2010.
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Old 01-19-2018, 11:59 AM
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Jan Hooks in 2010.
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If I remember correctly, not long after that first picture would have been taken Grace suffered severe facial injuries in a car crash on the Golden Gate Bridge, and looked quite different for a long time afterward.
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For a less cruel comparison, here he is at, IIRC, eighteen (maybe twenty) and here he is last year, age 29. Also, here's a still from the new X -files.
The problem with Osment is that his face hasn't changed ENOUGH. He still has the same face he had as a six year old kid, and it looks ridiculous on a grown man, even when covered by an epic beard.
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Old 01-19-2018, 03:41 PM
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The problem with Osment is that his face hasn't changed ENOUGH. He still has the same face he had as a six year old kid, and it looks ridiculous on a grown man, even when covered by an epic beard.
I saw a movie from the late 90's which featured a bit part with Michael Cera as a 10-year-old boy. His face looked EXACTLY THE SAME as it does now, which was rather freakish.

In general, though, using child actors as examples is cheating, since they usually change quite a lot. For example: Macauley Culkin.
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Randy Quaid. But both pictures are him, so the point still stands.
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Robin Wright. It's not that she's had vast amounts of work done - I don't think she's had any done - or that she's aged poorly, because she hasn't by any means. But I have to look long and hard at her face to see The Princess Buttercup in her features.


Also, Boy George.
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I saw a movie from the late 90's which featured a bit part with Michael Cera as a 10-year-old boy. His face looked EXACTLY THE SAME as it does now, which was rather freakish.
You might be thinking of Frequency. And I totally agree.
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Tom Cruise, admittedly because he got his teeth fixed.
But he still has that one central incisor that is right in the middle. It has always freaked me out. Yes, he was rather fine in his prime, until Scientology sucked all the hot out of him.

As for Shelley Duval, that's a good example of the toll mental illness takes.
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The problem with Osment is that his face hasn't changed ENOUGH. He still has the same face he had as a six year old kid, and it looks ridiculous on a grown man, even when covered by an epic beard.
Maisie Williams is the same way. It's freaky. Especially since she's grown up nicely from the neck down.
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I am surprised no one has yet mentioned the Bridges brothers. In years past, Jeff was incredibly handsome; now he looks old and grizzled. Young Beau, on the other hand, always seemed a bit "not quite " in the looks department; but as he aged he seemed to grow into his frame, face, and self well, and aged more handsomely and gracefully than his brother.
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Paul Reiser looks as much the same a a natural aging man could, at least to me. Show me pics of him in My Two Dads or Stranger Things, it's obviously the same dude to me.

Helen Hunt looks more different from season 1 of Mad About You to later seasons than Paul Riser from before the show until now.
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I don't know what you're talking about. I *hope* I look that good at 70.
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