It’s a rarity for sure, but for most of us, at some point in our mid-twenties, there will come a time when we’re asked for ID at a bar. And after the initial self-righteous rage, the urge to suddenly shower the bartender with chocolates or roses for flattering you becomes overwhelming. It’s a sure mark of a quarter-life crisis, but for one evening you sense that all is right with the world.
Now consider: if that’s how one can feel after a generic question from an underpaid taberneiro, imagine the rapturous joy that must exude from your every pore if you are not simply presumed to be younger than you are, but are actively employed to represent someone far more youthful – and on the silver screen, no less. It’s a feeling few of us will ever enjoy, but in Hollywood, these things happen all the time. With this in mind, we’d like to present you with our list of the top ten cantankerous old guys and gals who played young guns in movies.