By Paco Lopez
We worry about how we look. We think, “Do I look older than I am?” Many times we consider, and sometimes even have, procedures to slow the aging process. Botox, facelifts, hair transplants, etc., all to keep us looking young and healthy.
That’s how it is in Hollywood, except at warp speed!
In a few cases, it’s good genes…but in many cases, it’s good doctors.
Here is a list of 20 Hollywood celebrities that DO NOT look their age. Play along and try to guess how old they are before scrolling down and looking at their chronological ages.
Actor, singer, song writer and director Jared Leto won an Oscar for his role as a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club in 2013, when he was 42. That makes him 45 years old right now. And he’ll be 46 THIS year, the day after Christmas…December 26th.
The picture to the left was taken 18 months ago, but even at the age of 44 (in the pic), do you think he looks his age?
Model turned actor, Tyson Beckford is another example of how some people just don’t seem to age, regardless. You may remember him at the Ralph Lauren Polo model from a few years back.
He’s been described as the most successful male supermodel of all time.
It’s no wonder he continues to work the runway and generate exorbitant amounts of revenue despite the fact that he’s (in some cases) old enough to be a father to some of the young up and comers he happens to be competing with for jobs. By the way, he has a son born in 1998, which makes him not quite 20 years old. See what I mean?!
Also, Tyson has a net worth of 14 million. Beckford is 44 years old in the photograph to the right which was taken not quite two years ago, that would make him 46. Would you have guessed that?
Some singers have amazing voices. Some have beautiful looks. Yet others are young, and yet, they have an old soul and have a singing style well beyond their years. One example of that is multi Grammy winning artist Adele. This includes the Best New Artist award, as well as the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In total she has taken home the hardware; she has a total of 15 awards to be exact.
Her debut album, “19”, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. Hard to believe that she’s been on the scene nearly a decade already. That album is certified seven times platinum in Britain, and triple platinum in the US. It contains her first single, “Hometown Glory”, which she wrote when she was just 16 years old.
Old soul? Yes. But…believe it or not, she’s not even a year older than Taylor Swift. Yes. Adele isn’t even 30 yet, she’s only just turned 29 last month.
If you watch the CBS hit TV show “The Big Bang Theory” you know the name Sheldon Cooper. Sheldon is played by Jim Parsons. Parsons has won both Emmys and Golden Globe awards for his portrayal of Dr. Cooper.
Mr. Parsons has been a rising star on the small screen for a number of years now, and has also ventured out into film, and recently into producing a spinoff of TBBT, “Young Sheldon,” a look at his character as a child, prior to becoming a theoretical physicist, who researches quantum mechanics and string theory.
Cooper is another character who appears to be much younger than his chronological age on the screen.
He wasn’t born and raised in Galveston, Texas, like his character on television was. But, it’s not too far from the truth. He was actually born in Houston, just an hours drive from the city.
Parsons was born on March 24th, of 1973. That makes him 44 years old. Great genes? Great acting. How about both!
There are also a handful of actors that my wife and I talk about looking much younger than they actually are.
For example, Tom Cruise will be turning 55 in July. While Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp are both 53…but don’t look it! Doesn’t that make you mad too?!
Pitt, almost like the character he played in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, seems to never age. Though we all know he isn’t getting younger, he doesn’t really seem to be getting any older either.
Another that you and I may remember from his early career is Keanu Reeves. Reeves was famous for his Bill and Ted franchise movies. He will be turning 53 years young in just three months.
Though this picture was taken last year, in 2016 it’s hard to believe that the Matrix, and John Wick series star was 52 years old when the photo was taken.
I’m not exactly sure if it’s the fact that they’re on some special type of diet, are drinking water from the fountain of youth, or have a boatload of botox and surgeons who cut, pull, and staple skin in the back of their head underneath their head.
And if that wasn’t enough, there are some others that I didn’t list…but, I haven’t got the time to list them, but, Hollywood.com has. You can see some other stars who don’t look their age either by clicking on the story here.