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Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A Number In Hollywood: Older Actors Who’ve Portrayed Significantly Younger Characters
Since the beginning of film-making, directors have cast actors and actresses into roles based significantly on talent, often letting factors like age fall by the wayside. Age ain’t nothing but a number in Hollywood, and that’s evident when a 41-year-old Barber Streisand was cast to play a 17-year-old in Yentl, or a 34-year-old Stockard Channing was cast to play an 18-year-old girl in Grease. Let’s see what other actresses and actors are old enough to father or give birth to some of the characters they’ve played–or at least be a young aunt or uncle to them.
Donald Glover, who currently stars as 24-year-old college student Troy Barnes on Community, is just marginally older than his character by 5 years, making Glover 29 years old.
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Tennessee Williams’ hit Broadway play A Streetcar Named Desire, which originally starred Marlo Brando (Stella!), is coming back to the stage with an all black cast.
This time around, Blair Underwood is playing the role of Stanley. Nicole Ari Parker plays Blanche DuBois, Daphne Rubin-Vega is Stella, and Wood Harris plays Mitch. The play’s producers, Stephen C. Byrd and Alia M. Jones, were behind the 2008 revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
The revival production, which opened this past weekend at the Broadhurst Theatre, is receiving moderate to favorable reviews. The Associated Press called it “ flawed but compelling,” giving it 2 1/2 stars out of four. While Entertainment Weekly gave it a B+. But you’re the best critic when it comes to your tastes, so it’s best to see the show for yourself.
Check out pictures of the cast from their opening weekend, below.
Blair Underwood and Nicole Ari Parker take a bow at the end of a show.
After the shows, the cast attended an after party. It’s good to see Wood Harris working. The man is so talented. And we’re loving Nicole’s dress and (natural?) hair.
If you’re going to be in NYC in the near future, you can score some tickets here.
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Film festivals like Sundance and Cannes are well known for making otherwise unknown indie flicks into blockbusters, but black film festivals like Urban World and Pan African also highlight quality films. Last year’s festival favorites included a variety of black films about everything from 30-something romantic dilemmas to an infamous thoroughfare in Detroit. The casts are just as diverse as the plots. Wood Harris, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Omari Hardwick, Golden Brooks and Meagan Good are just some of the actors in theses movies.
Here are five black films from the black film circuit that you just might see in a theater near you this year! Click here to see the list! Are some of your favorite actors in these films?