Old Celebs Who Still Appear On Screen

Mar 19, 2021Roshanak

Who doesn’t love Betty White? Some would argue that she’s even more famous now than ever! Many other actors also became huge in their golden years. Julie Andrews is still an international treasure, and she’s not leaving the entertainment industry ever. But there are several faces that you might recognize for their earlier roles, like the "Feral Kid" from Mad Max 2, and others only for their latest works like June Squibb. Where are they now? Let’s find out!

Image Credits: Getty Images/Michael Tran

CAROLE COOK – 97 YEARS OLD

Cook is best known for movies from the late 1970s and the 1980s. You might know her best for Sixteen Candles, Cagney &Lacey, and The Gauntlet. She also appeared for a year on Dynasty. Her career started in the late ‘50s and continues to this day. Keep going to see what she looks like now!

Loading...
Advertisment
Image Credits: Getty Images/ABC Photo Archives

SHE WAS LUCILLE BALL’S PROTÉGÉ

It has been said that Lucille Ball was her mentor, especially since she appeared on several of her shows. Apparently, Ball told her to use the name “Carole” in honor of Carole Lombard. Meanwhile, her latest acting credit was the film Still Waiting in the Wings. But the actress is also an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and supports AIDS research.

Image Credits: Getty Images/ROBYN BECK

MAGGIE SMITH – 86 YEARS OLD

Dame Maggie Smith is an actress that the latest generation probably discovered thanks to the Harry Potter franchise. Additionally, she played Violet Crawley in the series Downton Abbey and the 2019 movie. Her other notable films include Gosford Park and The First Wives Club.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Reg Innell

SEVERAL UPCOMING PROJECTS

It doesn’t look like Smith will quit the industry anytime soon. According to IMDb, she has a couple of films coming up, including A Boy Called Christmas and The Miracle Club. You might also remember her from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and the sequel.

Image Credits: Getty Images/David M. Benett

JUDI DENCH – 86 YEARS OLD

Dame Judi Dench is another icon in Hollywood. She started her career on the stage, working for the Old Vic Theater, the National Theater, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. She received an Academy Award in 1999 for her role as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Jimmy Sime

SEVERAL PROJECTS FROM 2020

Dench is still active in the entertainment and has an upcoming movie called Belfast, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Her fans should also expect her in Off the Rails. Meanwhile, the actress was in several movies in 2020, such as Six Minutes to Midnight, Artemis Fowl, and Blithe Spirit.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Comic Relief

LARRY STORCH – 98 YEARS OLD

While you might not recognize his name immediately, you will remember some of his work. Storch started his career as a comedian, appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show in the ‘40s. He eventually got his own variety show at one point. But his best work was soon to come.

Image Credits: Getty Images/ABC Photo Archives

BEST KNOWN FOR VOICE ACTING

He is best remembered for voice acting in popular animations such as The Batman/Superman Hour, The Brady Kids, Scooby-Doo, Koko the Clown, and The Adventures of Batman. Storch is known as the first person ever to voice the Joker. But you might also recognize his face from F Troop, which aired in the mid-‘60s.

Image Credits: Getty Images/John Lamparski

JOAN COPELAND – 98 YEARS OLD

Copeland is another actress that began her career on the stage. She debuted in 1945 in Romeo and Juliet and went on to star in many Broadway plays. By the late ‘50s, Joan was landing movies like The Goddess and several shows such as The Edge of Night and Armstrong Circle Theater. She was posing with Marilyn Monroe in this photo because Joan is Arthur Miller’s little sister.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Bettmann

HER LAST ACTING CREDIT

Although she had many television appearances, Joan never landed a leading role. However, she kept acting for many decades. According to IMDb, her last acting credit was in a short film called Love Is Like Life But Longer in 2011. She lent her voice to the Mafia II video game.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Laura Cavanaugh

EMIL MINTY – 49 YEARS OLD

Minty is an actor you might not recognize as an adult at all. People know him as the “Feral Kid” from Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. Yes, that’s the film that really placed Mel Gibson on the map. However, that was back in 1981. Emil is all grown up now and has two kids.

Image Credits: Warner Bros./Mad Max 2

WHAT HAPPENED AFTER MAD MAX 2?

He appeared in a couple more: Fluteman and The Winds of Jarrah. He also starred in several commercials. The actor also appeared in a couple of TV series such as The Haunted School, A Country Practice, Captain James Cook, and The Flying Doctors. His most recent credit was as a voice actor for the Wasteland 3 video game.

Image Credits: Youtube/Oz Studio

BETTY WHITE – 99 YEARS OLD

Betty White is a big treasure in Hollywood, and she is almost 100 years old! It seems like she only grew more famous as time passed, and people still love her. Some of her most notable works include Life with Elizabeth, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and of course, The Golden Girls.

Image Credits: Getty Images/De Carvalho Collection

MANY AWARDS TO HER NAME

You probably remember her singing next to a bonfire with Sandra Bullock on The Proposal. She was also in Hot in Cleveland. She also lent her voice for Toy Story 4. Meanwhile, the actress has many awards to her name, including eight Emmys, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and even a Grammy.

Image Credits: Getty Images/ROBYN BECK

MICHAEL CAINE – 88 YEARS OLD

You might not immediately recognize him in this picture, but you have seen him in several movies. The British actor is best known for movies like Alfie, Educating Rita, and The Cider House Rules. However, do you remember him as Alfred in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy?

Image Credits: Getty Images/Hulton-Deutsch Collection

HAS SEVERAL FILMS IN POST-PRODUCTION

The actor has won two Academy Awards during his career, and he was also Sandra Bullock’s coach on Miss Congeniality. Caine shows no signs of stopping anytime soon as he will be in the upcoming films Now You See Me 3, The Great Escaper, and Medieval. He was also in Nolan’s latest work, Tenet.

Image Credits: Getty Images/SOPA Images

ELLEN BURSTYN – 88 YEARS OLD

Did you know that Burstyn was a showgirl on The Jackie Gleason Show? She eventually got her big break in the early ‘70s thanks to The Last Picture Show. The actress also won an Academy Award for her role in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Just like others on this list, she is still active today!

Image Credits: Getty Images/John Springer Collection

LATEST ROLES

According to IMDb, she will feature in Diamond in the Dust, Fuddy Meers, Bathing Flo, and At Last. You probably recognize her from House of Cards, Big Love, and Louie. She was also alongside Blake Lively in Age of Adeline. In 2019, Burstyn appeared in Lucy in the Sky and American Woman.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Bruce Glikas

SISSY SPACEK – 71 YEARS OLD

Spacek debuted on television in Love, American Style. She went on to appear in The Waltons. However, her breakout role was as a little girl in the original Carrie. Her career continued on a solid incline, but it’s been even better in the last few decades. Continue to see how she looks now!

Image Credits: Getty Images/Archive Photos

YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN HER ON NETFLIX RECENTLY

You might know her best from Big Love, Castle Rock, Bloodline, and her latest, Netflix’s Homecoming. Meanwhile, the actress has also appeared in movies such as The Old Man & the Gun, The Help, An American Haunting. She will also have a small role in the upcoming series Lightyears.

Image Credits: Getty Images/KENA BETANCUR

LORETTA DEVINE – 71 YEARS OLD

Loretta Devine is another actress on this list with a versatile career in the industry. She has appeared in Broadway musicals as well as horror films. But her biggest roles were in Waiting to Exhale and The Preacher’s Wife from the mid-‘90s. You might have seen her recently in Urban Legend too.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Boston Globe

SMALL ROLE IN GREY’S ANATOMY

But younger viewers may recognize best as Adele, Richard’s late wife, on Grey’s Anatomy. Meanwhile, Devine is very much still active in Hollywood. Just last year, she appeared in Always and Forever, Spell, and the TV series Connecting.   

Image Credits: Getty Images/Michael Kovac

SAMUEL L. JACKSON – 72 YEARS OLD

Jackson’s name in the industry has never dwindled, and almost anyone in the world would be able to recognize him. Interestingly, the actor is proof that you don’t need to be young to make it. His career took off when he was around 40 years old with Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Corbis/Kurt Krieger

HE’LL ALWAYS BE NICK FURY

Of course, younger generations know him best as Nick Fury from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jackson will continue to reprise that role for several upcoming projects like What If…? and Secret Invasion. He also has other movies coming up, such as Blazing Samurai and The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Paras Griffin

GLENN CLOSE – 73 YEARS OLD

Do you remember her as Cruella De Vil in the live-action version of 101 Dalmatians? Well, the actress is also a treasure in Hollywood and has worked on Broadway as well. In fact, she was part of the original Sunset Boulevard and will be reprising her role for the upcoming movie.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Joe McNally

HER LATEST MOVIES

Did you know that she is also the voice of Mona Simpson on The Simpsons? She is still very active in the business. Last year, she appeared in Hillbilly Elegy, The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America, and Four Good Days. She was also in Below: Tales of Arcadia.

Image Credits: Getty Images/NBC

DICK VAN DYKE – 95 YEARS OLD

Dick Van Dyke is another legendary actor on this list, and despite his age, he is still making the world laugh with his talent. You might remember him best as Bert from the original Mary Poppins, but he cameoed in the remake too. The actor started his career on The Phil Silvers Show and The Ed Sullivan Show.

Image Credits: Getty Images/CBS Photo Archive

STILL GOING STRONG

By the early ‘60s, he had his own variety series called The Dick Van Dyke Show. He is set to star in the upcoming movie Capture the Flag alongside Louis Gossett Jr. The actor also appeared in Kidding and Buttons, A New Musical Film. There were also a couple of Dick Van Dyke Show TV movies released in the last few years.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Image Group LA

JUNE SQUIBB – 91 YEARS OLD

Squibb is another example that it’s never too late to pursue your dreams. She has actually become more famous in the last decades than ever before. The actress has appeared on Broadway with Gypsy throughout her diverse career. Do you recognize her?

Image Credits: Getty Images/Steve Granitz

BIGGER THAN EVER

In 2013, the actress was nominated for an Academy Award for Nebraska. She also played Sheldon’s grandmother on an episode of The Big Bang Theory. You might have also spotted her in Disney+’s Godmothered, and she also voiced Gerel on Soul.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Michael Tran

ROBERT DUVALL – 90 YEARS OLD

After being in the military, Duvall attended the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in NYC and became a respected part of the industry. You might recognize him best from films such as Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, and Colors.

Image Credits: Getty Images/CBS Photo Archive

AT LEAST ONE MOVIE A YEAR

He is currently working on the upcoming movie Hustle. You might have also seen him in Widows, In Dubious Battle, Wild Horses, Jack Reacher, A Night in Old Mexico, and many others. The actor even lent his voice for several Godfather video games.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Kevin Winter

PHILIP BAKER HALL – 89 YEARS OLD

Baker Hall is another actor on this list that started becoming famous at an old age. He actually didn’t start acting until he was 30 years old. But you might know best from several Paul Thomas Anderson movies such as Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Hard Eight.

Image Credits: Getty Images/George Rose

NETFLIX CANCELED HIS LATEST SHOW

He starred in Netflix’s Messiah, but sadly, it was canceled after one season due to the 2020 craziness. But his latest credits include The Last Word, Person to Person, Second Chance, Madam Secretary, and more. Baker Hall also lent his voice for Bojack Horseman.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Michael Tran

LOIS SMITH – 90 YEARS OLD

Smith has also become even more recognized in the last few years, and she’ll continue in the business as long as she can. You might have spotted her in Minority Report, Lady Bird, Twister, and more. But her first film was actually East of Eden in 1955.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Bobby Bank

HER NEW FILM AND MORE

In 2020, she starred alongside Ethan Hawke in the film Tesla. The actress also played Sookie’s grandmother in HBO’s True Blood. Additionally, Smith will appear in several projects like The Gettysburg Address documentary as Elizabeth Crawford's voice and the film The French Dispatch.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Bauer-Griffin/Axelle

JAMES EARL JONES – 90 YEARS OLD

Some people might not recognize his face, but everyone knows his voice. The actor voiced Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise and continues to do so even in the latest films. He was also Mufasa in the original and the live-action version of The Lion King. But naturally, Jones has appeared in many films himself.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Afro American Newspapers

ONCE AGAIN WITH EDDIE MURPHY

Do you remember him in Coming to America? Well, he is also in the 2021 sequel. Additionally, he appeared in the film Warning Shot and even guest-starred as himself in The Big Bang Theory. The actor and Sheldon played jokes on Carrie Fisher. Are you a fan?

Image Credits: Getty Images/John Atashian

JULIE ANDREWS – 85 YEARS OLD

Naturally, Julie Andrews is another treasure in Hollywood. She starred next to Dick Van Dyke in the original Mary Poppins. People also remember her as Maria in The Sound of Music. The actress recently expressed her sadness as her co-star, Christopher Plummer, recently passed away.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Bettmann

HER VOICE IS ON MANY POPULAR PROJECTS

Younger generations remember her next to Anne Hathaway as Queen Clarisse Renaldi in The Princess’ Diaries. The actress has one Academy Award, two Emmys, and three Grammys. Most recently, she lent her voice for Lady Whistledown on Netflix’s Bridgerton.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Bravo

MERYL STREEP – 71 YEARS OLD

Can you believe that Meryl Streep is 71 years old? She has been in so many movies and is so active that you would have guessed it. Streep holds the record for most Oscar nominations ever. Interestingly, producer Dino De Laurentiis called her too “ugly” to appear in King Kong. But she never gave up!

Image Credits: Getty Images/Art Zelin

SHE’LL NEVER STOP

You might already know that Meryl played Miranda in The Devil Wears Prada. She was also in Sophie’s Choice, which earned her an Oscar in 1983. More recently, she starred on Netflix’s The Prom and has an upcoming film called Don’t Look Up. We are looking forward to more of her!

Image Credits: Getty Images/Isaiah Trickey

RITA MORENO – 89 YEARS OLD

Do you know what an EGOT winner is? That’s someone that has received an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony throughout their career, and Rita Moreno is part of that exclusive club. Most people know her best from 1961’s West Side Story, for which she became the first Latin American actress to win an Academy Award.

Image Credits: Getty Images/GAB Archive

A NEW WEST SIDE STORY IS COMING

You might be happy to learn that she will appear as Valentina in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming remake of the classic musical. Meanwhile, Moreno has been active all these years and appeared in several shows over the last few years, such as One Day at a Time, Bless this Mess, and Carmen Sandiego.

Image Credits: Getty Images/Getty Images for Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Amazingly, these wonderful celebrities are still working at their age. Some of them don’t look old at all! Let us know which one is your favorite. If you liked this article, share it with your friends that have been fans of most of them forever. See you next time!

You May Also Like