12 Actors Who Can Portray Much Younger Characters Brilliantly

While watching our beloved movies, we often jump into the plot and ignore that the characters we see are fictional and that they’re played by real people. Seldom we don’t even notice that the actors are much older than they appear on the screen because their acting is so good!

Peter Parker / Andrew Garfield

The Amazing Spider-Man, 2012.

Daenerys Targaryen / Emilia Clarke

 Emilia Clarke

Game of Thrones, 2011.

Holly Golightly / Audrey Hepburn

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961.

Frank Abagnale / Leonardo DiCaprio

Catch Me If You Can, 2002.

Katniss Everdeen / Jennifer Lawrence

The Hunger Games, 2012.

Danny Zuko / John Travolta

Grease, 1978.

Scarlett O’Hara / Vivien Leigh

Gone With the Wind, 1939.

Mikhail Rakitin / Ralph Fiennes

Two Women, 2014.

Eddard Stark / Sean Bean

Game of Thrones, 2011.

Clu / Jeff Bridges

Tron: Legacy, 2010.

Yentl / Barbra Streisand

Yentl, 1983.

Severus Snape / Alan Rickman

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 2001.

Bonus: Josh / Tom Hanks

Big, 1988.

Tom Hanks had probably the most difficult task: he had to play the role of a 30-year-old man with a 12-year-old boy living in his body. And he coped brilliantly: he received his first Golden Globe and first Academy Award nomination for this part.


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