10 Movie Couples With Shocking Age Gaps

Talent is a fantastic asset. Otherwise, how do you account for the reality that good actors can portray any role? Young actors may readily portray wise elders, and older actors can effortlessly transform into school pupils without the audience realizing.
We rewatched our favorite movies and discovered 10+ acting duos with a significant age gap.

Justin Timberlake and Olivia Wilde — In Time (2011)

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Olivia Wilde played Justin Timberlake's mother in this science fiction film. She was 50 years old in the film, and her son was 28. Wilde, on the other hand, is three years Timberlake's junior. Olivia was 27 years old and Justin was 30 years old when the picture was released.

Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin, Elijah Wood — The Lord of the Rings (2001)

Source: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring / Warner Bros.

Orlando Bloom, who was only 24 years old when the film was released, played the 2,931-year-old Legolas in Peter Jackson's trilogy. For the young actor, this part marked the beginning of a promising career. Sean Astin and Elijah Wood, who played the hobbits Samwise Gamgee and Frodo Baggins, were his companions. Frodo is 50 years old and Sam is 38, while Astin was 30 and Wood was just 20 at the time.

Angelina Jolie and Crispin Glover — Beowulf (2007)

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Grendel attacks the Danish King's guests. Half of the King's riches is offered to the person who defeats the monster. Beowulf defeats the monster, but now he must deal with his mother's grief.
Crispin Glover is 11 years younger than Angelina Jolie. However, this did not prevent her from playing Grendel's mother. She was 32 years old at the time, and he was 43.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie — The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Source: The Wolf of Wall Street / Paramount Pictures

Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie play an aggressive couple in Martin Scorsese's film. She was a model and he was a con artist. Jordan and Nadine Belfort were the actors' role models. They all praised the movie, but there is one minor difference. The real age difference was five years, but DiCaprio is 16 years older than Robbie.

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder — The Vampire Diaries (2009)

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Dobrev and Somerhalder play a couple in the series. He is a 145-year-old vampire and she is a 17-year-old high school student. They do, however, have a significant age gap in real life. When the show began, Nina was 20 years old and Ian was 31.

Meryl Streep and Cher — Mamma Mia! 2 (2018)

Source: Mamma Mia! 2 / Legendary Pictures

In the sequel of the legendary musical, Cher portrayed Meryl Streep’s mother. She was so convincing that nobody even realized that Cher is only 3 years older than Streep.

Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans — Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Source: Beauty and the Beast / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Emma Watson, who is 27 years old, plays Belle in the film. Dan Stevens, who is 8 years older than the actress, played the Beast. Luke Evans, who was 38 years old at the time, was the oldest in the love triangle.

Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow — Seven (1995)

Source: Seven / Warner Bros.

In Seven, the actors played a couple. Viewers were unaware that Paltrow is nine years younger than Pitt and that she was only 23 years old at the time. Brad and Gwyneth were dating and planning to marry during the film's filming.

Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie — Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Source: Girl, Interrupted / Sony Pictures

Angelina Jolie is four years younger than Winona Ryder. Time works differently in movies, as the thriller Girl, Interrupted demonstrates. Winona, who is 28 years old, played a high school student who was sent to a mental institution. Angelina Jolie, 24, played a 24-year-old female. Jolie was even nominated for an Academy Award for her performance.

John Travolta and Uma Thurman — Pulp Fiction (1994)

Source: Pulp Fiction / Miramax Films

John Travolta and Uma Thurman's frenetic dance is a famous movie scene. They looked so good together that no one could tell they were so different in age. At the time of filming, Thurman was 24 years old and Travolta was 40.
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