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    In Hitchcock’s Notorious, Leopoldine Konstantin played Claude Rains’ mom when she was actually only 3 years older than him irl.

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    Cher as Meryl Streep’s mother in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again despite Cher being only 3 years older than Streep.

    Amy Poehler as Rachel McAdams’ mother in Mean Girls

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    angela lansbury in blue hawaii

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    Max Von Sydow, The Exorcist 

    Albert Finney, Scrooge 

    Gloria Stuart, Titanic 

    FYC:

    Swinton, Weerasethakul Memoria, (Best Actress, Director)
    Efira, Rampling, Wilson Benedetta (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)
    Rapace Lamb (Best Actress)
    Stewart, Hawkins, Spall Spencer (Best Actress, Supporting Actress/Actor)

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    Laura Dern as Reese Witherspoon’s mother in Wild, and Adam Driver as Jack Gladney in Noah Baumbach’s upcoming film White Noise.

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    Surprised no one mentioned Jennifer Lawrence in Joy.

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    RIDLEY SCOTT
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    Surprised no one mentioned Jennifer Lawrence in Joy.

    J-Law in any DOR(their 3

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    RIDLEY SCOTT
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    Russell Crowe was only 34 years old in The Insider. Very incredible because after The Insider, he was 35 years old and in the greatest shape of his life in GLADIATOR

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    The entire cast of Mank had wrong ages.

    Tom Pelphrey had the right age. Tuppence Middleton and Gary Oldman on the other hand…

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    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    Amy Poehler as Rachel McAdams’ mother in Mean Girls

    Honestly the best example of agism and sexism in the industry vis-à-vis roles for women. You play teenager all throughout your twenties until you hit 30 and bam, you’re the mother.

    I was shocked when I first learned their was only 7 years between Poehler (33) and McAdams (26).

    If it was made five years later I’m pretty certain there’s a timeline where McAdams (31) plays Lohan’s (23) mother instead of her peer.

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    Kate Nelligan in The Prince of Tides. She plays (in what I found to be quite an impressive transformation) an aged version of her character, Lila, the mother to Tom Wingo, Nick Nolte’s character.

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    The obvious answer on the TV side is Mandy Moore in This is Us. There are a few examples in TV, most of them in The Crown.

    Amy Schumer’s sketch Last Fuckable Day has a great zinger about Sally Field playing Tom Hanks’ love interest and then his mother within the span of 6 years.

    Because Hollywood is scared of actual older women/actresses (like society writ large), there are heaps of examples of younger women being cast to play older characters (like how men played women characters on stage in ye olde times when everyone was scared of women – not much has really changed).

    Anne Bancroft was 35 in The Graduate, playing an ‘older woman’ 10-20 years older than that? Dustin Hoffman was 29 playing a college student. The rationale for her casting is pretty gross but that’s in line for a pretty questionable film that portrayed itself as radically modern. Beware misogynists in progressivist clothing.

    Bill Hader and Barry in everything (2 babka)
    The Great - Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and comedy writing and directing

    Severance in drama series, writing, Adam Scott for best actor, Ben Stiller for drama directing, and the whole cast in supporting.

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    J-Law in any DOR(their 3

    It would take a much longer time for J-Law to be nominated again after Winter’s Bone if DOR didn’t cast her in his films portraying adult women. Her performance in Mother! is 10 times better than any of her DOR performances.

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    The Way of The Wind
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    Ian McKellan – Gandalf was 54,960 years old

    Cate Blanchett – Galadriel was 8,372 years old

    Gal Gadot – Diana Prince is 5000 years old

    2023 Oscar
    Best Picture: The Way of The Wind
    Best Director: Decision to Leave
    Best Actress: TAR
    Best Actor: The Whale
    Best Supporting Actress: The Whale
    Best Supporting Actor: Poor Things

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    It’s always struck me how no one really mentions that Amy Adams and Laura Linney played mother and daughter in Nocturnal Animals even though there’s only a 10 age gap between both thespians.

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    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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