Thanks to modern medicine, timely diagnosis and treatment, the life expectancy of people have increased significantly. If once a 50-year-old person was considered old, and many died, barely crossing this line, often died before reaching this age, now after 60 he leads an active life. Many work, create new families, there are even people who dare to have a child. Show business stars are no exception. Among them, there are many who have reached old age.
The oldest actors in Hollywood, despite their age, are adored and loved. Their films, which have become classics of cinema, are revisited many times, and young artists learn the secret of mastery from the older generation and cannot but admire the talent of those who have forever left their name in the history of cinema.
List of oldest Hollywood actors
- 10. Barbra Streisand, 77 years old
- 9. Patrick Stewart, 79 years old
- 8. Chuck Norris, 79 years old
- 7. Al Pacino, 79 years old
- 6. Anthony Hopkins, 82
- 5. Jane Fonda, 82
- 4. Morgan Freeman, 82
- 3. Robert Redford, 83
- 2. Judy Dench, 85
- 1. Clint Eastwood, 89 years old
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10. Barbra Streisand, 77 years old
Barbra Streisand was not only a famous actress, but also an American singer, composer, producer and film director. At one time more than 145 million copies of her records were sold. Her very first film was the picture “Funny Girl”, which was released in 1968. She made her world famous. For her, she received her first Oscar, becoming the best actress. She earned the second honorary award not as an actress, but as a composer (“A Star is Born” in 1976).
From 1969 to 1980, all films in which Barbra Streisand starred became the highest grossing. In 1983, she became a producer, director, scriptwriter and actress in Yentl, which Steven Spielberg called a masterpiece. The film was nominated for an Oscar 5 times. She then repeated this experience with other paintings. In 2004, after a long hiatus, Barbra Streisand returned to the cinema, appearing in the film “Meet the Fockers”. Now, despite her considerable age, she looks great and leads an active life.
9. Patrick Stewart, 79 years old
British actor who has worked in theater, film and television. He played many roles, but he is especially remembered as Captain Jean-Luc Picard from the science fiction series “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. This is the sequel to the 1978 series “Star Trek”, which once became very popular. The producers were not mistaken, the audience also fell in love with the new series, in all its seasons, as well as in feature films based on it, Patrick Stewart starred.
Another of his “starring roles” – in the movie “X-Men”. He played Professor Charles Xavier in all parts of the franchise. He played his role for 16 years and 228 days, for which he got into the Guinness Book of Records for his devotion to Professor X. Of course, these are not all of his roles. Despite his advanced age, the actor is not ready to give up work. In 2019, he appeared in the family film Born to Be King and in the sequel to the action movie Charlie’s Angels.
8. Chuck Norris, 79
Chuck Norris is not just an actor, but a martial artist . He became famous, playing the main roles in action films, as well as in the television series “Cool Walker”. His love for sports was instilled in him by his stepfather, but he began to study seriously at a military base, after enlisting in the ranks of the air force. In 3 years he was able to win a black belt, and after leaving the army, he opened a network of karate schools. He came to the cinema by chance, he was brought by Steve McQueen, to whom he gave karate lessons. He has worked in dozens of films, including “Delta Squad”, “Double Strike”, etc. He is now 79 years old, but time has no power over him. Wrinkles have appeared on his face, but he is still full of energy, is looking for talents, arranges castings, where he selects the best.
7. Al Pacino, 79 years old
Not only a talented American actor, but also a screenwriter, director, Al Pacino is known to almost everyone. He played in dozens of films that are very popular with viewers, was nominated for an Oscar 8 times and was able to get one coveted statuette for the film “Smell of a Woman” in 1993. His most famous works are the Godfather trilogy, where he played Michael Corleone and the Scarface movie, without this actor this masterpiece would not have taken place.
You can also mention such films as “The Way of Carlito”, “Fight”, ” The Devil’s Advocate “, “Ocean’s Thirteen” and others. Despite the fact that the actor is 79 years old and very soon he will celebrate another anniversary, Al Pacino works a lot … In 2019, films with his participation “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “The Irishman” were released. Now everyone is discussing the serial thriller “Hunters”. This is a series based on a true story about Nazi hunters. In 1977, such a team was organized in New York, tracking and destroying high-ranking fascists. It also starred Al Pacino, who liked the script.
6. Anthony Hopkins, 82
British actor, film director, composer who has played many roles. Everyone remembers his films “The Mask of Zorro”, “Make Yourself Up, Joe Black”, “Land of Shadows”, etc. But he is best known for his role as the serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter, who can be seen in the films The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal and The Red Dragon. Since 2000, he began to live in the USA, in 2003 he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Was nominated for 4 Oscars and earned one in 1992 for Silence of the Lambs. He also has other honorary awards. Anthony Hopkins is already 82 years old, but this does not prevent him from acting in films. In 2018, a film with his participation “King Lear” was released, in 2019 – “Two Popes”. Recently it became known that the actor was approved for the role in the movie “Cas and Mike”, where he will play Mike Tyson’s trainer, Cus D’Amato.
5. Jane Fonda, 82
Jane Fonda became famous not only as an actress, but also as a writer, social activist. She was born into the family of actor Henry Fonda, but had no plans to become an actress. But after studying at the acting courses of Lee Strasberg, I realized that she was truly talented. Her notable works – “Sunday in New York”, the sensational erotic picture “Barabella”, “They shoot the horses, are they not?”, “The Blue Bird”.
The first Oscar was earned in 1971 for the role of a prostitute in the film Klute, the second in 1978 for the film Coming Home. She has other awards as well. Now the actress is still active. She admits that at 20 she felt old, at 30 – ancient, and at 80 – really young. He explains the secret of his youth simply: he meditates, does not eat junk food, exercises a lot and sleeps for 8 hours.
4. Morgan Freeman, 82
American actor and director, whom many remember from such legendary films as “The Shawshank Redemption “, “Chauffeur Miss Daisy”, “Seven”, “Million Dollar Baby”, etc. Was nominated for an Oscar about 5 times, but her only in 2005 for her supporting role in the film “Million Dollar Baby”. Has won 2 Golden Globe Awards and other awards. Morgan Freeman is 82 years old and works hard. In 2019, 2 paintings were released with his participation: “Poisonous Rose” and “The Fall of an Angel”.
3. Robert Redford, 83
Famous American actor, film director, businessman, who founded the Sundance Film Festival. He starred in dozens of various films, including “Scam”, “Three Days of the Condor”, “Ordinary People”, “From Africa”, was the director of 9 films. He received his “Oscar” for the best director, for the film “Ordinary People” in 1981, the second prize was given to him for achievements in cinema in 2002. In 2016, Robert Redford announced that he had ended his acting career. But, nevertheless, films with his participation continue to be released.
In 2017, the drama Our Souls at Night appeared, where he played with Jane Fonda. At the same time the fantastic film “Discovery” was released. In 2018, a film was released where he played the main role – “The Old Man with a Pistol”.
2. Judy Dench, 85
British actress Judy Dench is 85 years old. She became famous for the film “Golden Eye”, where she played the boss of James Bond. Also a notable picture in her biography was “Shakespeare in Love”. Interestingly, in this picture she appeared only for 8 minutes, but she played so well that she was awarded an Oscar.
She has had many interesting roles, including the role of the writer Iris Murdoch in the film Iris, the elderly English woman in the film Mrs. Henderson Presents, and so on. Despite her age, she is not ready to give up her career; in 2018, a picture with her participation “Code Red” was released. He spends his free time with his pets: a dog, hamsters and fish, and also devotes a lot of time to his grandson.
1. Clint Eastwood, 89 years old
The famous American actor and film director is almost 90 years old. His main roles were associated with Westerns, where he played good characters, laconic, but distinguished by special courage. His best films include The Sniper, Million Dollar Baby, The Mysterious River, The Substitution, and The Train to Paris. He has won many awards, including 4 Oscars. Known as an actor, he received this award for directing. It seems that at 89 years old, having achieved such success, you can relax. But no, in 2018 the premiere of the film “Drug Courier” took place, where Clint Eastwood was not only the director, but also the leading actor.