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16th Feb '18 4:51:55 PM igordebraga
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** ''Suicide Squad'' also has examples in the couple Rick Flagg and June Moone (aka the Enchantress) - the former is a colonel, a rank probably expected for someone older than 36 year old Joel Kinnaman; the latter is referred to as "Doctor", meaning she has spent at least a decade studying to get a Ph.D in archaeology, and yet her actress, Cara Delevingne, was only 23.
16th Feb '18 4:15:22 PM igordebraga
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** Creator/SeanConnery plays Dr. Henry Jones, Sr., father of Henry Jones, Jr., or Indiana Jones, who is played by Creator/HarrisonFord. However, Connery is only 12 years older than Ford (Connery was born in 1930, Ford in 1942).

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** Creator/SeanConnery plays Dr. Henry Jones, Sr., father of Henry Jones, Jr., or Indiana Jones, who is played by Creator/HarrisonFord. However, Connery is only 12 years older than Ford (Connery was born in 1930, Ford in 1942).1942), even if his baldness and white beard disguises it well.



* ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' was much mocked for having its main Bond Girl, Christmas Jones, played by the twenty-nine-year-old Creator/DeniseRichards, be supposedly a world-renowned nuclear physicist.

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* ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' was much mocked for having its main Bond Girl, Christmas Jones, played by the twenty-nine-year-old Creator/DeniseRichards, Creator/DeniseRichards and not looking that old, be supposedly a world-renowned nuclear physicist.


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* Ultimately inverted by ''Film/AllTheMoneyInTheWorld'', where the 80 year old J. Paul Getty was to be portrayed by Kevin Spacey, who disguised being only 58 thorugh aging makeup... until [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor Spacey's sexual scandals erased him from the movie]], and a replacement by Christopher Plummer, whose age of 88 is five years higher than Getty's whole life!
5th Feb '18 10:27:19 AM ivfl
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* When she was cast on ''Series/LawAndOrder'', Jill Hennessy was twenty-four. The minimum age at which a normal person can graduate from law school is twenty-five.

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* When she was cast on ''Series/LawAndOrder'', Jill Hennessy was twenty-four. The minimum age at which a normal person can graduate from law school is twenty-five.Although this is a minor example since the way a person aged 24 and one aged 25-27 looks isn't that much different if at all.Someone aged 24 could conceivably play a person 3-4 years older and no one would notice.
28th Oct '17 1:22:26 PM Premonition45
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** Within the show, Captain Picard was pushing 60 at the time the series started. Creator/PatrickStewart, on the other hand, [[YoungerThanTheyLook was 47 at the time TNG premiered]].
23rd Aug '17 2:17:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', Creator/SeanConnery plays Dr. Henry Jones, Sr., father of Henry Jones, Jr., or Indiana Jones, who is played by Creator/HarrisonFord. However, Connery is only 12 years older than Ford (Connery was born in 1930, Ford in 1942).

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* In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'':
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Creator/SeanConnery plays Dr. Henry Jones, Sr., father of Henry Jones, Jr., or Indiana Jones, who is played by Creator/HarrisonFord. However, Connery is only 12 years older than Ford (Connery was born in 1930, Ford in 1942).



* In ''Film/TheBourneSeries'', Julia Stiles played Nicky Parsons, one of Jason Bourne's field handlers on an extremely sensitive mission and apparently has beyond Top Secret clearance given what she is involved in (monitoring all of the Treadstone field agents). In other words, significantly more dangerous to the Agency than Bourne is if she screws up, or if something was missed in her vetting and she is less than 100% loyal. When ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'' was released, Stiles was a very young looking ''21''. There's an attempted HandWave in ''Film/TheBourneSupremacy'' when Nicky explains her cover was an exchange student studying in Paris.

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* In ''Film/TheBourneSeries'', Julia Stiles ''Film/TheBourneSeries'':
** Creator/JuliaStiles
played Nicky Parsons, one of Jason Bourne's field handlers on an extremely sensitive mission and apparently has beyond Top Secret clearance given what she is involved in (monitoring all of the Treadstone field agents). In other words, significantly more dangerous to the Agency than Bourne is if she screws up, or if something was missed in her vetting and she is less than 100% loyal. When ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'' was released, Stiles was a very young looking ''21''. There's an attempted HandWave in ''Film/TheBourneSupremacy'' when Nicky explains [[OlderThanSheLooks her cover was an exchange student studying in Paris.Paris]].
6th Aug '17 7:59:33 AM ClintEastwood
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', episode [[Recap/StarTrekS3E14WhomGodsDestroy "Whom Gods Destroy"]]: Fleet Captain Garth of Izar, whose exploits've been studied by Kirk at the academy's played by a 34-year-old actor. Steve Ihnat was in fact younger than William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', episode [[Recap/StarTrekS3E14WhomGodsDestroy "Whom Gods Destroy"]]: Fleet Captain Garth of Izar, whose exploits've been studied by Kirk at the academy's played by a 34-year-old actor. Steve Ihnat was in fact younger than William Shatner Creator/WilliamShatner and Leonard Nimoy.Creator/LeonardNimoy.
23rd Jun '17 2:03:57 PM MikeW
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* Played with on the drama ''Famous in Love'' as Rainer is told that, as 20, he's legally forbidden from doing a stunt. However, he says he's really 23 as his mom, Nina, insisted on having him be younger when he started out in the business.
** Nina gets this in a bad way as she had been sleeping with Jordan, Rainer's best friend, for years, ever since his star-making role on a TV show. Jordan tells the truth to his girlfriend, Tangey who then blackmails Nina by revealing Jordan was actually only sixteen at the time and lied about his age. Meaning Nina slept with an underage man which will get her arrested unless she makes Tangey a star.
21st Apr '17 6:02:39 AM CosmicFerret
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* When she was cast on ''LawAndOrder'', Jill Hennessy was twenty-four. The minimum age at which a normal person can graduate from law school is twenty-five.

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* When she was cast on ''LawAndOrder'', ''Series/LawAndOrder'', Jill Hennessy was twenty-four. The minimum age at which a normal person can graduate from law school is twenty-five.
12th Mar '17 7:32:47 PM marbehraglaim
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* In ''Film/{{Willow}}'', then 17-year-old Warwick Davis played a married man with small children.
21st Nov '16 10:23:10 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* The majority of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' teams are high school students (played by 20-somethings), but the occasional season will have a team of rangers with other professions that require extensive training still played by the typical 18-25 actors they always have. Dana Mitchell of ''Series/PowerLightspeedRescue'' was a paramedic played by 20-year-old Allison [=McInnis=], who was then a full-fledged pediatrician the next year. Similarly, by the time of ''Dino Thunder,'' Tommy Oliver (then-31-year-old-Creator/JasonDavidFrank) had finished college, gotten a Doctorate in Paleontology, and developed the Dino Thunder technology, all in the six year span since he graduated high school midway through ''Turbo.''

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* The majority of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' teams are high school students (played by 20-somethings), but the occasional season will have a team of rangers with other professions that require extensive training still played by the typical 18-25 actors they always have. Dana Mitchell of ''Series/PowerLightspeedRescue'' ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' was a paramedic played by 20-year-old Allison [=McInnis=], who was then a full-fledged pediatrician the next year. Similarly, by the time of ''Dino Thunder,'' Tommy Oliver (then-31-year-old-Creator/JasonDavidFrank) had finished college, gotten a Doctorate in Paleontology, Palaeontology, and developed the Dino Thunder technology, all in the six year span since he graduated high school midway through ''Turbo.''
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