Quotes: Younger and Hipper

Ask anyone under the age of 20 if they have heard of me and they will go, ‘No, that guy looks like my dad.’ It doesn’t compute to the generation that most of Hollywood cares about. If your last name’s not Hemsworth or you are not in One Direction or you don’t wear a cape and tights for a living, you literally have a hard time making an impression.

[Colin] Farrell here seems less like the leader of a gang than the lead singer in a boy band, and indeed he and the boys spend time arguing about their billing. Should it be the James Gang? The James-Younger Gang? The Younger-James Gang? (Naw, that sounds like there’s an Older James Gang).
Roger Ebert on American Outlaws (2001)

George Lucas: So, do you like Darth Vader?
Oswalt: Do I like Darth Vader? Oh god I LOVE Darth Vader!
Lucas: Well, in the first movie you get to see him as a little kid.
Oswalt: (downcast) Yeah, well...I kind of like the helmet and the cape and the sword, you know?
Lucas: Well, don't worry about that, because guess who's in the second movie? Boba Fett!
Oswalt: Holy shit! Boba Fett?! That's even better than Darth!
Lucas: Yeah, and in the second movie, you get to see him as a little kid.
Oswalt: (getting irritable) Oh. Well, I kind of just like where he's a bounty hunter and he's shooting people and stuff.
Lucas: You seem sad.
Oswalt: Yes, I don't give a fuck about any of that stuff. That sounds... horrible. I would never go see that.
Lucas: Would you like some ice cream?
Oswalt: Heh! Why, yes, I would l like some ice cream. That would be very nice!
Lucas: Well here's a big sack of rock salt!
Oswalt: What?! You said I'd be getting ice cream!
Lucas: Well, when you add the cream and sugar and ice and flavoring, and do a little—
Oswalt: I DO NOT GIVE A SHIT WHERE THE STUFF I LOVE COMES FROM! I JUST LOVE THE STUFF I LOVE! Hey, do you love Angelina Jolie, does she give you a big boner? Well then here's JON VOIGHT'S BALL-SACK!!
Patton Oswalt on the Star Wars prequel saga

Jay: Well, speaking of things they'd update, I didn't this realize until recently: the first Ghostbusters? Sigourney Weaver was, like, 36 when they made that movie. And the equivalent of her character, if they made this now... No studio would cast a 36-year-old actress. It'd be someone late twenties, maybe 30 at the most.
Mike: How old is Bill Murray here, 48?
Jay: (laughs) I know Harold Ramis was 40 when he made this movie. And that's the same thing, yeah: these guys are all too old! You can't have them as the lead in your movie!
Mike: But it's believable. 'Cuz they're older dudes who work in a university as frauds.
Rich: The fact that they're schlubs is just what makes it work.

Trek ’09 simply benefits from having a younger, hotter cast. Simply put, not being forced to watch a pudgy android trying to be an action star improves things vastly for most viewers.

Not even the great voice work of Neil Patrick Harris as Peter Parker/Spider-man could save this train wreck of a series that aired on MTV in 2003... Any fans of Aunt May out there? Well if so, too bad. MTV execs decided that viewers would tune out if they saw an old lady on screen. Maybe this is the reason that Aunt May is so MILFy in The Spectacular Spider Man

If you're familiar with the formula, a dying show usually gets sassy young characters when they desperately want to reel in more of that sweet kiddie demographic at the expense of characters you actually care about, usually warranting undeserved importance and annoying the shit out of you.
Allison Pregler on Charmed's Billie