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(The Hollywood Reporter)   The day after she turned forty, Carrie-Anne Moss was offered a film role portraying a grandmother   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2021-04-11 10:51:44 PM  
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2021-04-11 10:55:26 PM  
Mission to Mars had a couple of great points:

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2021-04-11 10:57:24 PM  
Came for this ^^^ Not disappointed!
 
2021-04-11 11:06:44 PM  
The third three ages of actresses in Hollywood:

Cheerleader.
District Attorney
Driving Miss Daisy
 
2021-04-11 11:18:04 PM  
The day after she turned forty? Lame. Do it on her birthday or don't do it at all.
 
2021-04-12 12:08:17 AM  
I mean like half the women in my graduating class were grandmothers at forty. So that's just realistic casting.
 
2021-04-12 12:09:47 AM  
My youngest brother was still in his thirties when he became a grandfather.

He was seventeen when his eldest was born.

She was nineteen when her eldest was born.
 
2021-04-12 12:38:09 AM  
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2021-04-12 12:41:52 AM  
One of my sisters became a granny at 41. It isn't an unreasonable thing..

Now being typecast as one and there never being any other roles would be farking weird.
 
2021-04-12 1:16:47 AM  
A co-worker of mine was a grandmother at 32. They started early in that family.
 
2021-04-12 1:28:04 AM  
How many male actors have played grandfathers at 40?
 
2021-04-12 1:34:53 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: How many male actors have played grandfathers at 40?


A lot of people become grandparents in their 40s.

I am a libby lib so I do not see any big deal with that.

My grandmother was 43 when I was born.
 
2021-04-12 2:05:27 AM  

theflatline: GreatGlavinsGhost: How many male actors have played grandfathers at 40?

A lot of people become grandparents in their 40s.

I am a libby lib so I do not see any big deal with that.

My grandmother was 43 when I was born.


Excellent.

Here is a list of male American actors between the ages of 40 and 50.

How many have played grandfathers?

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* Brad Pitt
* Leonardo DiCaprio
* Johnny Depp
* Mark Wahlberg
* Jared Leto
* Jake Gyllenhaal
* Ben Affleck
* Dwayne Johnson
* Ryan Gosling
*Joaquin Phoenix
* James Franco
* John Krasinski
 
2021-04-12 2:34:36 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Here is a list of male American actors between the ages of 40 and 50.

How many have played grandfathers?


I don't remember if any of them have ever played a father.
 
2021-04-12 4:03:07 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: theflatline: GreatGlavinsGhost: How many male actors have played grandfathers at 40?

A lot of people become grandparents in their 40s.

I am a libby lib so I do not see any big deal with that.

My grandmother was 43 when I was born.

Excellent.

Here is a list of male American actors between the ages of 40 and 50.

How many have played grandfathers?

[Fark user image 425x630]

* Brad Pitt
* Leonardo DiCaprio
* Johnny Depp
* Mark Wahlberg
* Jared Leto
* Jake Gyllenhaal
* Ben Affleck
* Dwayne Johnson
* Ryan Gosling
*Joaquin Phoenix
* James Franco
* John Krasinski


I'm trying to figure out what the movie would be about where the lead actor portrays a grandfather.

"grump old men III: The sagining" is all I can come up with.
 
2021-04-12 4:23:12 AM  

I Ate Shergar: [azquotes.com image 850x400]


You know, about 30 years ago, I heard a version of that quote with John Laroquette.. he was probably paraphrasing her.
 
2021-04-12 4:34:38 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: theflatline: GreatGlavinsGhost: How many male actors have played grandfathers at 40?

A lot of people become grandparents in their 40s.

I am a libby lib so I do not see any big deal with that.

My grandmother was 43 when I was born.

Excellent.

Here is a list of male American actors between the ages of 40 and 50.

How many have played grandfathers?

[Fark user image 425x630]

* Brad Pitt
* Leonardo DiCaprio
* Johnny Depp
* Mark Wahlberg
* Jared Leto
* Jake Gyllenhaal
* Ben Affleck
* Dwayne Johnson
* Ryan Gosling
*Joaquin Phoenix
* James Franco
* John Krasinski


At best - BEST - she'd be like third from the bottom on that list as far as fame/work go. And that's because James Franco threw his career away for teenage poon.

Now, maybe an apples to apples comparison is fair. I wonder how many had been OFFERED a role as a grandfather? Sure, possibly not many.

Then there's also a question: does Benjamin Button count?
 
2021-04-12 4:37:09 AM  
I once saw an ad for "middle aged women" for an acting role, "25-40."
 
2021-04-12 4:37:42 AM  

log_jammin: I'm trying to figure out what the movie would be about where the lead actor portrays a grandfather


It seems to be a cartoon thing. Not always "lead" but significant characters tend to be grandfathers.

And the voice actors aren't always old.
 
2021-04-12 6:54:04 AM  

TwowheelinTim: My youngest brother was still in his thirties when he became a grandfather.

He was seventeen when his eldest was born.

She was nineteen when her eldest was born.


My cousin had her daughter in high school. The daughter had her daughter in high school.

Which made me like a grand cousin or something in my late thirties. Fark.
 
2021-04-12 7:27:10 AM  
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It's not outside the realm of understandable.
 
2021-04-12 7:40:51 AM  
20 year old daughter gives birth is not really crazy or hell if the role was for a troubled teen who has a kid at 16 ?

if they wanted her to be 70 maybe. but hey what were they paying ?
 
2021-04-12 7:56:45 AM  

log_jammin: GreatGlavinsGhost: theflatline: GreatGlavinsGhost: How many male actors have played grandfathers at 40?

A lot of people become grandparents in their 40s.

I am a libby lib so I do not see any big deal with that.

My grandmother was 43 when I was born.

Excellent.

Here is a list of male American actors between the ages of 40 and 50.

How many have played grandfathers?

[Fark user image 425x630]

* Brad Pitt
* Leonardo DiCaprio
* Johnny Depp
* Mark Wahlberg
* Jared Leto
* Jake Gyllenhaal
* Ben Affleck
* Dwayne Johnson
* Ryan Gosling
*Joaquin Phoenix
* James Franco
* John Krasinski

I'm trying to figure out what the movie would be about where the lead actor portrays a grandfather.

"grump old men III: The sagining" is all I can come up with.


Bad Grandpa kinda cracked me up
 
2021-04-12 8:02:16 AM  
"Maggie Gyllenhaal was told by a Hollywood producer that she was too old, at 37, to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man, the Oscar-nominated actor has revealed."
 
2021-04-12 8:05:10 AM  

Badmoodman: Mission to Mars had a couple of great points:

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You should post that here:  https://m.fark.com/comments/11321549​
 
2021-04-12 8:11:16 AM  

Mangoose: [Fark user image image 850x1364]
It's not outside the realm of understandable.


That's a picture of her at 50 though.

This is her at 40.

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2021-04-12 8:13:08 AM  
I think she's absolutely gorgeous. She also looked twice the age of Keanu in the first Matrix movie.
 
2021-04-12 8:18:05 AM  

Kelwen: "Maggie Gyllenhaal was told by a Hollywood producer that she was too old, at 37, to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man, the Oscar-nominated actor has revealed."


Meh.

You're in a business that's about creating a fantasy, not recreating real life.  Someone with her qualifications  would have no trouble finding a top-flight job in either the food service or housekeeping industries.
 
2021-04-12 8:18:20 AM  
Is that weird or something? Judging by the local trashy dating site, that's about average grandma age.
 
2021-04-12 8:22:21 AM  
There are a LOT of 40 yo grandmothers.

And I remember Justine Bateman being one of the shallowest people of the 80's.
She was the 80's Tori Spelling without the big shot producer dad.
Just nasty to people she didn't find to be as famous or more famous that didn't raise her star.
Really nasty to fans or not attractive people.
Very very shallow and mean spirited.
 
2021-04-12 8:25:20 AM  

log_jammin: GreatGlavinsGhost: theflatline: GreatGlavinsGhost: How many male actors have played grandfathers at 40?

A lot of people become grandparents in their 40s.

I am a libby lib so I do not see any big deal with that.

My grandmother was 43 when I was born.

Excellent.

Here is a list of male American actors between the ages of 40 and 50.

How many have played grandfathers?

[Fark user image 425x630]

* Brad Pitt
* Leonardo DiCaprio
* Johnny Depp
* Mark Wahlberg
* Jared Leto
* Jake Gyllenhaal
* Ben Affleck
* Dwayne Johnson
* Ryan Gosling
*Joaquin Phoenix
* James Franco
* John Krasinski

I'm trying to figure out what the movie would be about where the lead actor portrays a grandfather.

"grump old men III: The sagining" is all I can come up with.


Men become more distinguished as they age.
Women get old.
 
2021-04-12 8:35:32 AM  
I can't be bothered to RTFA throughly enough to find out if she's playing a 40-year-old grandmother, a 65-year-old grandmother, or one of ambiguous age, perhaps with makeup making her older.
 
2021-04-12 8:36:12 AM  

dittybopper: Kelwen: "Maggie Gyllenhaal was told by a Hollywood producer that she was too old, at 37, to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man, the Oscar-nominated actor has revealed."

Meh.

You're in a business that's about creating a fantasy, not recreating real life.  Someone with her qualifications  would have no trouble finding a top-flight job in either the food service or housekeeping industries.


What a delightfully stupid opinion on a matter. Your first point had some merit, your second removed any credibility. Don't be such a try-hard.
Hugs and kisses.
 
2021-04-12 8:43:57 AM  

Fireproof: I can't be bothered to RTFA throughly enough to find out if she's playing a 40-year-old grandmother, a 65-year-old grandmother, or one of ambiguous age, perhaps with makeup making her older.


We're not even sure it happened, as she says "I may be exaggerating a bit, but it happened overnight" right after relaying that little tidbit.
 
2021-04-12 8:45:24 AM  

Mangoose: [Fark user image image 850x1364]
It's not outside the realm of understandable.


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2021-04-12 8:46:57 AM  
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I thought Eddie Murphy played a grandfather, but no, just a grandmother. And Crispin Glover was asked to play a grandfather in BTTF2 but declined.
 
2021-04-12 8:49:20 AM  

FormlessOne: Fireproof: I can't be bothered to RTFA throughly enough to find out if she's playing a 40-year-old grandmother, a 65-year-old grandmother, or one of ambiguous age, perhaps with makeup making her older.

We're not even sure it happened, as she says "I may be exaggerating a bit, but it happened overnight" right after relaying that little tidbit.


"Look, we had a really good look into how society, especially Hollywood, treats women after they reach a certain age planned out, and we're not going to let our jumping-off point being bullshiat spoil that!"
 
2021-04-12 8:52:31 AM  

Kelwen: "Maggie Gyllenhaal was told by a Hollywood producer that she was too old, at 37, to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man, the Oscar-nominated actor has revealed."


In My Cousin Vinny, Joe Pesci was 50 and Marisa Tomei was 28.
 
2021-04-12 8:59:25 AM  

fnordfocus: I mean like half the women in my graduating class were grandmothers at forty. So that's just realistic casting.


This.

I had kids late in life and one of my friend's grandkids are in the same grade as my kid.  I'm only 42.
 
2021-04-12 9:00:45 AM  

Kelwen: "Maggie Gyllenhaal was told by a Hollywood producer that she was too old, at 37, to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man, the Oscar-nominated actor has revealed."


I don't think the problem was she was too old.
 
2021-04-12 9:05:37 AM  
The counter arguments:

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Marissa Tomei's "Aunt May" was 55.


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50 year old J Lo plays a 20-something stripper who seduces men out of their money in "The Hustlers"

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And here's 50 year old Padme Lakshmi because why not?
 
2021-04-12 9:12:48 AM  
And who could forget the grandson visiting his delightfully ancient and dying grandpa in the nursing home in Cocoon?  Wilford Brimley was all of 50 years old when they shot that movie.

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2021-04-12 9:14:43 AM  
You people are so glass-half-full. Clearly Hollywood just has a super-high opinion of Grandmas.
 
2021-04-12 9:19:15 AM  

Persnickety: And who could forget the grandson visiting his delightfully ancient and dying grandpa in the nursing home in Cocoon?  Wilford Brimley was all of 50 years old when they shot that movie.

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That's a rough 50
 
2021-04-12 9:21:19 AM  

Persnickety: The counter arguments:

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Marissa Tomei's "Aunt May" was 55.


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50 year old J Lo plays a 20-something stripper who seduces men out of their money in "The Hustlers"

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And here's 50 year old Padme Lakshmi because why not?


4 armadas of assistants
 
2021-04-12 9:27:03 AM  
Shocked at a 40 yo woman being a grandmother? Guess you never visited Hartford CT.
 
2021-04-12 9:27:40 AM  

Michael J Faux: You people are so glass-half-full. Clearly Hollywood just has a super-high opinion of Grandmas.


Glass half EMPTY!!!!! Grrr.... idiot... (slaps own forehead)
 
2021-04-12 9:29:49 AM  
It's no secret that Hollywood likes young women. I think with more roles like a 50 yr old J Lo playing the lead in a stripper movie it will start to erode those old casting choices a little bit.

I think where I get annoyed is when you have an actor of DiCaprio's age opposite a woman 20 years younger than him.
 
2021-04-12 9:30:30 AM  

theflatline: GreatGlavinsGhost: How many male actors have played grandfathers at 40?

A lot of people become grandparents in their 40s.

I am a libby lib so I do not see any big deal with that.

My grandmother was 43 when I was born.


My mother was 43 when I was born.
 
2021-04-12 9:31:36 AM  

Kelwen: dittybopper: Kelwen: "Maggie Gyllenhaal was told by a Hollywood producer that she was too old, at 37, to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man, the Oscar-nominated actor has revealed."

Meh.

You're in a business that's about creating a fantasy, not recreating real life.  Someone with her qualifications  would have no trouble finding a top-flight job in either the food service or housekeeping industries.

What a delightfully stupid opinion on a matter. Your first point had some merit, your second removed any credibility. Don't be such a try-hard.
Hugs and kisses.


Dude, it's a quote from "Ghostbusters"

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