The actress Claire Forlani was 26 when she played the character of Susan in Meet Joe Black. Brad Pitt (who played “Joe Black”, or “Death”) was 35.
However I want to know how old the characters in the movie are supposed to be. I couldn’t find it via Google so does anyone know?
Susan is an M.D. but I don’t know whether it is a junior position or whether she’s a surgeon or what. I was hoping that could give me a clue. I don’t recall if the film actually stated her age explicitly.
Now “Joe Black” is a little more problematic. Obviously we know “Death” might as well be immortal, but bear in mind that “Joe” actually was a real character - remember that guy in the coffee shop who was talking to Susan before he got iced by the truck? So what I want to know is, how old is he portrayed to be?
My guess is early thirties for “Joe”, and around late twenties/early thirties for Susan. But I can’t really be sure.
BTW, does anyone know the real name of “Joe”, or is it really Joe? I don’t think it was stated in the movie either (I’m talking about the real name of the guy who died in the movie).