Age Is Just A Number For These Actors: Stars Over 70 Who Are Still Rocking Hollywood
To some people, age is just a number. It may seem like they found the Fountain of youth or some other youth elixir that keeps them active, fresh, and professionally busy, but in reality, 70+ actors are just other people. Actors above 70 who are still active in dynamic Hollywood claim that the secret ingredient that actually keeps them still popular is – passion for their work.
They love creating, and they want to leave this world while creating. Therefore, to them, age is just a number, and for them, life is measured by experience and not by numbers. You will be surprised to learn that actors over 70 are still on A-list, that they film up to 2 movies per year, and still find time to balance professional and private life. Read on to see which actors from your childhood are still rocking the big screen.
25. Clint Eastwood
There is no stopping for Clint Eastwood. Could anyone imagine the movie industry without him anyhow? Clint is known for great film work, patriotic values, and growing his career while being over 85! That’s right, at the moment, Clint is one of the oldest actors in Hollywood.
From his first big project, ‘The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,’ Eastwood realized that he needs to improve constantly or otherwise the industry will forget about him. So, he shadowed directors, writers, and producers to learn from them as much as possible. That’s how we became a quadruple threat; writer, producer, director, and actor. As a result, his projects stand the test of time. His most recent project includes directing the movie ‘The Mule’ and starring next to Bradley Cooper.
24. Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Lloyd is best known for his fantastic work in the ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy and his memorable line, “Great Scott!” Lloyd is reaching his big 80, and he showed no signs of slowing down.
Born in 1938, this actor had some amazing roles and a huge influence on today’s comedy genre. His biggest role from the beginning of his career includes working on ‘one who flew over the cuckoo’s nest.’ plus, he starred in ‘The Adams Family’ movies. At the moment, Christopher is busy with several projects in production.
23. Robert Redford
Robert’s Hollywood career kicked off with the role of Jimmy Coleman in the TV series’ Maverick.’ From there, he had many memorable roles, including The Great Gatsby, All the President’s Men, and forever memorable Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, next to planetary famous Paul Newman.
Like Eastwood, Redford knew that he needs to come out from his acting circle if he wants to be more relevant, so he started producing. Did you know that Robert founded The Sundance Institute? This institute was founded in 1981 and served as the base for great independent movies. Nowadays, he is busy acting, producing, and narrating.
22. Christopher Plummer
To oldest and wiser generations, Christopher Plummer is known for his significant role as Captain Von Trap with co-star Julie Andrews in ‘The Sound of Music.’ To younger generations, Plummer is known as the actor from ‘The Lake House’ or ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.’
Plummer is still active as a film actor, frequent TV actor, and a very busy voice actor. He is over 85, and he still loves to talk about ‘The Sound of Music.’ At the moment, he is busy with the new movie ‘The Last Full Measure.’
21. Angela Landsbury
As of today, Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury is only five years away from turning one hundred. That’s right, the famous actress was born in 1925, and from the first appearance in the film The Manchurian Candidate (1962), she received only praise for her work. She has rich work in movies, TV roles, and theater. Her longest TV work includes the series’ Murder, She Wrote’, which ran for twelve seasons from 1984 until 1996.
Younger generations know her from Disney hit ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as Mrs. Potts’ voice. Her recent work includes the movies ‘Mary Poppins Returns.’
20. Julie Andrews
It’s impossible to have Christopher Plummer on this list without mentioning his co-star, fantastic Julie Andrews, who is now part of the club over 82 years of age.
Julie Andrews starred in iconic movies such as ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Mary Poppins,’ and she is usually the first choice when casting directors need someone to play a down-to-earth person or a royalty. Julie is often busy as a voice actor so that you can hear her in movies such as Shrek 2, Despicable Me, and Despicable Me 3. In 2017, Andrews launched a TV series called Julie’s greenroom.
19. Harrison Ford
It’s no secret that Harrison Ford makes movies for everyone to love. Indiana Jones, Star Wars… These are movies that every generation will watch and love forever. Could you really imagine anyone else exploring the mysteries of the world as Indiana Jones, but Harrison Ford?
Even his later movies are massive hits, such as 2017’s sci-fi action flick Blade Runner 2049 co-starring Ryan Gosling. You are probably wondering if there is going to be another Indiana Jones starring Harrison? Well, as he reaches 80 years, Ford will put on Indiana hat once again. In the meantime, you can watch him in a big-budget adaptation of Jack London’s The Call of the Wild.
18. Helen Mirren
In 2017, Helen Mirren turned 72, and each year she looks better than the previous one. She is an Oscar winner, Screen Actors Guild, and Golden Globe Award-winning actress with more projects coming her way.
The year 2019 was really busy with this famous actress. She appeared in Berlin, I Love You, the French crime thriller film Anna, and co-starred in the Fast and the Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw.
17. Martin Sheen
Who doesn’t adore SAG, Golden Globe, and Primetime Emmy Award-winning star Martin Sheen? This actor has been present since 1956 in Hollywood, and today he is enjoying opening the ninth decade of his life. Let that sink in for a minute.
Sheen’s career kicked off with ‘apocalypse now’ and the role of United States president Josiah Bartlet in the television series the west wing cemented his success. Sheen is father to famous children, inclusion globally popular Charlie Sheen. He is passionate about civil rights, and he’s not afraid to protest if needed, at any age. You can currently watch him in the show Grace and Frankie, and the younger audience remembers his as peter parkers Uncle Ben in Spiderman.
16. Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon is a sure way to make a movie great. Her every role is special, and she gives all into her every performance. Who doesn’t like seeing her in ‘Stepmom’ next to Julia Roberts? Now, at the age of 74, Susan isn’t ready to hit retirement.
Just recently, she had a hilarious role in “Bad Moms Christmas” and just wrapped up two new movies, including the 2018 comedy “Going Places,” as well as Blackbird and the Jesus Rolls.
15. Morgan Freeman
Did you know that this 83-years-old actor landed his first role when he was over 30? He is known for many roles, but his top performances include prison drama The Shawshank Redemption and thriller Seven, next to Bred Pit.
He is an Academy Award Winner, and he is still seen in roles that challenge him as an actor and deal with various life-related questions. Freeman is the co-founder of Revelations Entertainment, a production company that has produced some of his films and documentaries, and in his free time, he fights for the environment.
14. Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton’s been cool since before we even knew what cool was. This 74-years-old actress is a master of romantic comedies and movies with non-conventional themES. That’s why her work includes a Diane who has been in the business doe over 45 years and shows no signs of slowing down.
Nowadays, she is more in the movies that tell people’s stories into their golden years and how they cope with a new life chapter. Her recent film is Book Club, co-starring Jane Fonda, and Mary Steenburgen.appearance in The Godfather, Annie Hall, and Something’s Gotta Give.
13. Robert De Niro
Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. is slowly coming to his 80th birthday, as he is 77 at the moment. No special introduction is necessary for this famous actor. He is an Oscar-winning actor with one-of-a-kind roles. Some of the biggest movie hits are successful thanks to his performance, such as Taxi Driver.
He is often associated with the director, Martin Scorsese, who often chooses De Niro to be his star. Robert’s recent work was a new Scorsese movie, the biographical drama ‘The Irishman.
12. Judi Dench
Judith Olivia Dench or short Judi Dench may be 85, but it cannot be seen on her face. She is so active in her golden years that people can’t believe she is reaching 90-years. Born in 1934, Judith had a very dynamic personal life and a rich movie career that only grew. Dench won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love (1998), and she was nominated for Oscar in roles in movies, such as Chocolat, Iris, Mrs. Brown, Iris, Notes on a Scandal, etc.
She has been fighting for years of muscular degeneration, so whenever she gets a new script, someone has to read it for her. She also found new love after her husband’s death, saying that it was a real miracle. As for her professional work, she continues to be in front of cameras.
11. Jane Fonda
Jane Seymour Fonda or shortly Jane Fonda is a child of famous parents, both Hollywood personas, born in 1937. Jane walks bravely through her eight life decade, and she shows no signs of slowing down. In 2018, she starred next to Keaton in the movie ‘Book Club,’ and she is busy with a TV show, Grace and Frankie.
Fonda is an Oscar-winning actress and forever fitness inspiration to people across the globe. In December 2008, Fonda was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, located at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts. She is also passionate about philanthropy, environmentalism, and feminist causes, and health.
10. Charles Stockdale
You must know Harvey Keitel from Thelma & Louise, Reservoir Dogs, and Pulp Fiction. Just like Scorsese loves working with De Niro, Tarantino adores Keitel. After all, Harvey brings something unusual to each role, and he is the perfect choice for underground characters.
When he isn’t busy filming, he is busy producing. Keitel is an honorary citizen of Romania, and his recent project included joined work with De Niro and Scorsese in the movie The Irishman. This 81-year-old actor started his career by appearing in Coppola’s Apocalypse Now.
9. Jon Voight
Jon Voight is an 81-years-old actor who has won one Academy Award and has been nominated for four. To younger generations, he is known as the father of a globally famous actress, Angelina Jolie.
Voight had two marriages, and he has two children, both in acting waters. In the last five years, he is busy filming JL Ranch movies, which were huge hits on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel.
8. Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow is best known for her appearance in Rosemary’s Baby, Crimes and Misdemeanors, and The Purple Rose of Cairo. This 75-years-old actress is now based in Los Angeles.
Mia is also known as the ex-wife of famous singer Frank Sinatra and former partner of popular director Woody Allen. Mia has 13 children. Her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn is married to Maria’s former lover, Woody Allen.
7. William Shatner
William Shatner is a Canadian actor, author, producer, director, screenwriter, and singer. He is sort of a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek franchise. Younger generations know him from the NBC series 3rd Rock from the Sun, and Denny Crane, a character from the legal drama The Practice and in its spinoff series Boston Legal.
Shatner is passionate about helping others, and he isn’t afraid to do the most unusual things to support others. Plus, he is a strong animal advocate. He has acted for seven decades, and today at the age of 89, he continues filming and voice acting.
6. Tim Curry
People know that Tim Curry has a prosperous career, but it’s still hard to believe that he is 74, right? This English actor was born in far 1946, just once WWII was over. From an early age, he knew that he wanted to be an actor. Younger generations know him for his hilarious role as the Concierge in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, while the older audience knows him for The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Curry resides in Los Angeles, California. He has never been married and has no children. His mother died from cancer, while his older sister died of a brain tumor. In 2012, Tom had a major stroke, which is why he uses a wheelchair.
5. Barbra Streisand
This start definitely doesn’t need a lot of introduction. Barbara is an actress, singer, and filmmaker. She is equally known to older and younger audiences. Barbara started her career by performing in nightclubs in the early 1960s. From there, she started appearing in television series and had her first album.
For her role in Funny Girl, Streisand won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She is also one of ht best -selling recording artists of all time. Her last movie project was Litle Fockers in 2010 nad The Guilt Trip in 2012. She is still busy performing live.
4. Donald Sutherland
Donald was born in far 1935, and he has a long film career of 56 years. So far, he has been nominated for eight Golden Globe Awards. He is one of the few who have never received an Academy Award nomination. This is why many describe him as one of the best actors who never won an Oscar.
However, in 2017 he received an Academy Honorary Award for his contributions to cinema. Donald is equally active on the big screen as well as on television. Donald is 85-years old, and he has five children. Documents declassified in 2017 show that Sutherland was on the National Security Agency watchlist in the period 1971–1973 at the request of the Central Intelligence Agency because of his anti-war activities.
3. Tom Selleck
His breakout role was playing private investigator Thomas Magnum in the television series Magnum, P.I., and people have loved him ever since. In various movies, he also had some fantastic movie roles, including Three Men and a Baby, and a TV role as Richard, Monica Geller’s love interest, on Friends.
Selleck is 75, and as of 2010, he is often seen on TV shows, including Blue Bloods and Boston Legal. He is often called in for voice roles. In 2017, he won the People’s Choice Awards for his role in Blue Bloods.
2. Steve Martin
Stephen Glenn Martin, or simply Steve Martin, won people’s hearts across the globe thanks to his humor, memorable lines, and ironic movie roles. Steve made a smooth transition as a writer, host on Saturday Night Live, to the hilarious actor.
Martin is 75, and he is still one of the greatest stand-up comics. His most recent work was a TV special from 20148, Steve Martin, and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life. He is also a passionate banjo player.
1. James Caan
This 80-years-old actor did so much for Hollywood. James Caan always goes the extra mile for each role, and that’s the main reason he has so successfully roles from various genres.
Sonny Corleone, for The Godfather, was a role that launched him into the stars. For his contributions to the film industry, Caan was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1978 with a motion pictures star located at 6648 Hollywood Boulevard.