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12 Actors Who Played Much Younger Roles Than Their Real Age

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Only if, there was an Oscar for this as well.

12 Actors Who Played Much Younger Roles On Screen Than Their Real Age

While watching the film or television series, we often forget that the characters we are stormed by are indeed the actors who’re playing the role.

It’s amazing to see how costumes and aura created in the scene transform the artist into something which isn’t real life. The production and direction team even uses prosthetics expert to make actors appear older or younger than he/she is.

In the entire process, actors transform themselves so well into the scene that it becomes hard to guess what could be their real age. We all have celebrities walking the red carpet on awards night, but how many of them looked the same in the film/tv show?

Keeping this in mind, we have created the list of 12 celebrities who transformed themselves amazingly for their roles that it becomes hard to guess their real age.

Have a look!

Peter Parker | Andrew Garfield

Peter Parker | Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield, who played the character of Peter Parker, 15, in The Amazing Spider Man (2012) was 29-year-old in real life at the time of filming the movie.

Danny Zuko | John Travolta

Danny Zuko | John Travolta

John Travolta in the 1978 film ‘Grease’ played the character of Danny Zuko, 17, while in real life the actor was 24-year-old.

Daenerys Targaryen | Emilia Clarke

Daenerys Targaryen | Emilia Clarke

The queen of hearts for Game of Thrones (2011) fans, Emilia Clarke, 30, was initially introduced as 17-year-old Daenerys Targaryen in the show. However, the George R. R. Martin’s book on which the show is based, her age is mentioned as 13-year-old.

Severus Snape | Alan Rickman

Severus Snape | Alan Rickman

It has been more than a year since we lost Alan Rickman. But, the actor wonderfully portrayed the character of Severus Snape, 31, in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) when he was 55 years old.

Yentl | Barbra Streisand

Yentl | Barbra Streisand

In Yentl (film), the 41-year-old Barbra played the role of a Jewish girl who disguises herself as a boy and then enters in high school only to fall in love with Avigdor. The character of Yentl which Barbra portrayed was 16 years old, whereas she was 41 in real life.

Eddard Stark | Sean Bean

Eddard Stark | Sean Bean

The first hero of Game of Thrones, Eddard Stark or Ned Stark was 35 years old in the first season of the show, but actor Sean Bean who played the character was in his 50s.

Kevin Flynn Clu | Jeff Bridges

Kevin Flynn Clu | Jeff Bridges

The 2010 film, Tron Legacy was a fantasy sci-fi thriller film. It featured Jeff Bridges, 61, playing the character of Kevin Flynn Clu who us in the early 30s of his age.

Katniss Everdeen | Jennifer Lawrenc

Katniss Everdeen | Jennifer Lawrenc

The Hunger Games series of films have played the huge role in setting Jennifer Larence as an actress in Hollywood. Apparently, the actress played the 16-year-old character at the age of 24.

Mikhail Rakitin | Ralph Fiennes

Mikhail Rakitin | Ralph Fiennes

In 2014 drama film, ‘Two Women,’ actor Ralph Fiennes in the leading role of Mikhail Rakitin portrayed the journey of a tutor who falls in love with his student’s mother at the age of 30. However, in real life, Ralph’s age was 41 years.

Scarlett O’Hara | Vivien Leigh

Scarlett O’Hara | Vivien Leigh

The leading actress from the classic 1939 film Gone With The Wind, Vivien Leigh was 26 years old in real but went on to portray the character of Scarlett, 16, with such conviction that we couldn’t doubt her age.

Frank Abagnale | Leonardo DiCaprio

Frank Abagnale | Leonardo DiCaprio

Based on the real life incidence, Leonardo DiCaprio played the major role in 2002 film Catch Me If You Can. His character was shown as the 16-year-old guy, while in real life DiCaprio’s age was 28.

Holly Golightly | Audrey Hepburn

Holly Golightly | Audrey Hepburn

In the 1961 film Breakfast ay Tiffany’s, the 32-year-old actress Audrey Hepburn played the role of the 18-year-old girl. It is just one of the many flaws of the movie.

Bonus: Josh | Tom Hanks

Bonus: Josh | Tom Hanks

It is probably the toughest role to play, as the plot of the story demands. In Big (1998), Tom Hanks turns into a 17-year-old teenager with the body of a 30-year-old man. The actor received first Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for this part.

Don’t you find all of them adorable?

Don't you find all of them adorable?

Ok, Freeman, you’re free.

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