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Feb 28th 2014 at 4:48:13 AM •••

Removed Real Life section per discussion and vote on Real Life section maintenance thread.

Feb 24th 2014 at 9:08:40 PM •••

In some of the Film and such examples, there seems to be some confused overlap between the actors and the characters they play. Maybe a line should be drawn between the character who is supposed to be a Dirty Old Man, and the actor, who may not be anything like the part he's playing. Also, calling real people (the actors) that in real life by drawing attention to their real ages/age gaps, rather than the characters, is kind of rude.

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Feb 24th 2014 at 11:26:21 PM •••

Actors aren't troped, especially not with tropes like this one. Delete all such entries.

Feb 28th 2014 at 5:02:32 AM •••

Sticking problematic entries with actor vs character tropes here:

  • The Avengers (1998). Sir August's (Sean Connery) lascivious gloating over a captured Emma Peel (Uma Thurman). Dude, you're 40 years older than her.
  • Connery seems to be quite good at playing this sort of character. In both Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Entrapment, he falls for a much younger woman. In Last Crusade, that woman is even younger than his son.
  • In The Spy Who Loved Me, Karl Stromberg (Curt Jurgens) takes mild advantage of a helpless Anya (Barbara Bach) while she's strapped to a couch. When the movie was released in 1977 Jurgens was 62 and Ms. Bach was 30.

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Jan 23rd 2013 at 2:56:05 PM •••

There is a song called Dirty Ol' Man by the Three Degrees in 1973.

Dec 1st 2010 at 12:27:07 PM •••

I think it would be useful to put in some reference to how in manga/anime these guys are often bleeding from the nose.

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