Roles For Older Adults in Film and The Academy Awards

indexIt’s wonderful to see so many talented older thespians gracing the big screen in popular movies these days. This year’s Academy Award nominations honoured several roles portrayed by older adults (60+).

Below is a sample of the outstanding roles portrayed by older actors and actresses in 2015 film:

  1. Creed. Sylvester Stallone, age 69, is nominated for best actor in a supporting role as the former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa.
  2. 45 Years. Charlotte Rampling, age 69, is nominated for best actress for her portrayal of a woman who learns that her husband was once engaged to another woman shortly before their 45th wedding anniversary.
  3. Mad Max Fury Road. Nominated for best picture. Hugh Keays-Byrne, age 69, plays the primary antagonist. Keays-Byrne is reprising his original role from the first Mad Max film made in 1979.
  4. The Martian. Jeff Daniels, age 61, plays a NASA administrator in the best picture nominated film The Martian.
  5. Spotlight. Nominated for best picture. Michael Keaton, age 64, portrays the editor of the Spotlight team in this true story on how the Boston Globe uncovered a cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese.

Cheer on your favourite nominee during the 88th annual academy awards ceremony on Sunday, February 28th.


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