9 Actors and Actresses Over 80 Who Are Still Fantastic

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To a true actor, a life without acting would be as dull and mundane, as working in a cubicle till you wither and turn to dust. That’s why even after they hit 90, these talented celebs still keep honing their skills. They’re like wine: only get better with time. Let’s see what these actors say after they hit 100! That’s gotta be a record or something.

Here are 9 actors and actresses over 80 who are still fantastic

1. Christopher Lloyd – 80 years old

Most of you know him as the wacky time-traveling scientist named Doc from the iconic movie “Back to the Future”. Lloyd’s first appearance was in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and his most recent one in “Muse” (2017).

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2. Derek Jacobi – 80 years old

First role: BBC Sunday-Night Play (1961). Aside from being the most decorated British actor ever, Derek Jacobi was in the most recent Tomb Raider (2018) movie at the ripe age of 79!

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3. Ian McKellen – 80 years old

Sir Ian McKellen is a fantastic British actor. “Lord of the Rings” and “X-Men” made him the icon he is today but… he’s in the live-action adaptation of “Cats”. Like, what the heck, Ian?

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4. Jack Nicholson – 82 years old

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Jack in a movie. His most recent appearance was in “How Do You Know?” (2010). Throughout his acting career, he was nominated for an Oscar twelve times!

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5. Maggie Smith – 84 years old

Best known for her part in the Harry Potter movies, Maggie Smith, has recently starred in “Kursk” (2018). Doesn’t seem like that cancer diagnosis is stopping this brave young lady!

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6. Joan Collins – 86 years old

Remember the old “Dynasty” show from decades ago? Well, Joan Collins was one of the biggest stars there. Even got a Golden Globe nomination. Most recently she appeared on “Hawaii Five-0” (2019).

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7. Sean Connery – 88 years old

With over 70 movies on his slate, Sean Connery is definitely a prolific actor. BAFTAs, Oscars, Golden Globes – you name it, he’s won them. His most recent work was 7 years ago in “Sir Billi” (2012).

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8. Max von Sydow – 90 years old

Max von Sydow is most likely the only actor in history who’s worked with legendary directors like Spielberg, Bergman, Konchalowski, and a plethora of other talented moviemakers. With 140 movies behind him, it’s truly amazing that he’s still going strong. Case in point the 2018 film “Kursk”.

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9. Betty White – 97 years old

Of course, one of the Golden Girls would live to be one of the oldest actresses on the planet! In her lengthy 70-year-long career she’s gotten dozens of nominations, with the most recent being just 4 years ago in 2015.

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