Forever Young On Film: Actors Who Play People On Screen, By Actual Age vs. Character Age
From the women who write and direct films to those who star in them, actresses tend to be held to a different standard than their male counterparts. Over the years, women have played roles much younger than their real age – sometimes by a decade or more. Yet overall, Actors have been allowed to age gracefully in front of our eyes. This study focuses on ageism trends in Hollywood across multiple genres and award-winning films to see just how significant the age gap between actors and actresses truly is, and how it impacts their chances of winning an award. The results are shocking.