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"Older" actors who have played teenagers in some of the most iconic Hollywood films

There have been many iconic films featuring actors playing teenage characters, but in some cases these actors were significantly older than their characters.

This photo gallery features some "older" actors who played teenage roles in some of the most iconic films from Hollywood. Although these actors were not exactly teenagers when they played these roles, they still delivered convincing and memorable performances that have become an integral part of popular culture.

Let's find out together who these actors are and the roles they played. (Source: movieweb)

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"Older" actors who have played teenagers in some of the most iconic Hollywood films
There have been many iconic films featuring actors playing teenage characters, but in some cases these actors were significantly older than their characters. This photo gallery presents five 'older' actors who played teenage roles in some of Hollywood's most iconic films. Although these actors were not exactly teenagers when they played these roles, they still delivered convincing and memorable performances that have become an integral part of popular culture. Let's find out together who these actors are and the roles they played. (source: movieweb)
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Leonardo DiCaprio - Catch Me if You Can
Leonardo DiCaprio, a well-known American actor, has starred in many famous films, including "Catch Me if You Can" from 2002, in which he plays Frank Abagnale, a skilled con man. However, at the beginning of the film, the character is supposed to be about 16 years old, while DiCaprio was 10 years older.
Warner Bros. Pictures
Shirley Henderson - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 
Shirley Henderson, a Scottish actress, played Moaning Myrtle in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." The character is a 14-year-old ghost, while Henderson was 37 years old during filming.
Paramount Pictures
Stockard Channing - Grease
Stockard Channing, an American actress, played Betty Rizzo in "Grease", where the character is supposed to be 18 years old, but Channing was 33 years old. However, the other supporting cast members also had huge age differences from their characters.
Paramount Pictures
Rachel McAdams - Mean Girls
Rachel McAdams, a Canadian actress, played Regina in 'Mean Girls', where the character is supposed to be 16 years old. McAdams was 26 at the time of filming, but she played a high school girl so well that the age difference was not noticeable.
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Andrew Garfield - The Amazing Spider-Man
Andrew Garfield, an English-American actor, starred as Peter Parker in 'The Amazing Spider-Man', where the character was supposed to be 17 years old, while Garfield was 27. The age difference was not very noticeable and did not attract too much attention.
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19/04/2024
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