Most film and television stories revolve around youthful people coming of age, embarking on a big adventure, or falling in (or out of) love. From “Grace and Frankie” to “Nomadland,” there are plenty of stories that deviate from these conventional themes and age categories, and include some of Hollywood’s most brilliant personalities. These superstars offer their expertise to a broad range of parts, frequently providing much-needed depth to narratives while demonstrating that a long, productive playing career is feasible despite the ageism that has afflicted the television and film industries since their beginnings. To demonstrate this point, Animated Times has compiled a comprehensive list of 50 of the oldest performers actively performing today. These celebrities range from well-known character performers to A-listers who are still working in their golden years. To be eligible, the actor had to be at least 70 years old and have been in a film in the previous year or be working on one now. Fans and colleagues hold them in high regard, and they continue to take on tough and spectacular performing parts on both the big and small screens. Whether they got their start in a soap opera or in San Quentin, these professionals have the stamina to last decades in a demanding field. Regardless of their age, this varied group of artists continues to do what they love. Maybe that’s what keeps them going. Continue reading to find out more about 50 of the oldest performers still working today.
8. Betty White (born 1922):
In her 90s, the Emmy-winning actress of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Golden Girls” scored another success with “Hot in Cleveland.” She also played a character in the 2019 film “Toy Story 4.”
7. Dick Van Dyke (born 1925):
The Emmy-winning star of the 1960s sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show” also made a name for himself on the big screen in films such as 1964’s “Mary Poppins” and 1968’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” but he’s made a comeback in the twenty-first century with roles in the “Night at the Museum” series, Showtime’s “Kidding,” and 2018’s “Mary Poppin.
6. Angela Lansbury (born 1925):
Lansbury, a three-time Oscar candidate for films such as “Gaslight” and “The Manchurian Candidate,” rose to prominence on television as well, most notably on the long-running mystery “Murder She Wrote.” She is a six-time Tony Award winner for her performance on Broadway, and she has continued to work on projects such as “Mary Poppins Returns” in 2018.
5. Mel Brooks (born 1926):
The EGOT winner and comic icon has continued to work into his 90s, with appearances in films such as “Hotel Transylvania 3” in 2018 and “Toy Story 4” in 2019. In addition, he has been working on a theatrical musical adaptation of his 1974 comedic Western “Blazing Saddles.”
4. June Squibb (born 1929):
The actress made her Broadway debut in the original 1959 production of the musical “Gypsy,” but had a late-career comeback with an Oscar nomination for her performance in the 2013 film “Nebraska.” Since then, she has regularly worked in cinema and television, including appearances in 2020’s “Palm Springs” and 2021’s “Palmer,” both starring Justin Timberlake.
3. Bob Newhart (born 1929):
With three sitcoms bearing his name, the standup comic became a comedy icon. And he’s appeared on programs including “The Big Bang Theory” (for which he eventually won his first Emmy in 2013), “The Librarians,” and “Young Sheldon.”
2. James Earl Jones (born 1931):
The actor, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 1970’s “The Great White Hope,” has become well-known for his portrayal of Darth Vader in the “Star Wars” trilogy (and for being the longtime basso voice of CNN). He starred in “The Lion King” in 2019 and “Coming 2 America” in 2021.
1. Robert Duvall (born 1931):
The actor, who rose to prominence as the misunderstood hermit Boo Radley in the 1962 classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” won an Academy Award for the 1983 drama “Tender Mercies” and received six additional nominations over the years. He’s kept up a regular schedule of onscreen appearances, including “Widows” in 2018 and the independent drama “12 Mighty Orphans” in 2021.
So yes, these are the 8 actors over 90 that are still Making A Name For Themselves In Hollywood. Well, despite their age, these actors have really done a good job of making their names in the industry. So what do you people think about these actors? Please let us know in the comment section below. Until then, keep reading Animated Times, the perfect place to get a closer look at the entertainment industry, upcoming movies, TV series, celebrity gossip, and much more. We’ll have you covered. Keep reading animated times, guys, for more.