50 Age Gaps Between Actors Playing Couples That Are Honestly Really Weird

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Sean Connery was 39 years older than Catherine Zeta-Jones when they played love interests in Entrapment!!!

Look, with two consenting adults, age is really just a number. Regardless, it’s pretty strange that Hollywood is seemingly allergic to casting couples in the same age range.


Here are some wild examples of age gaps between actors playing onscreen couples:

1. In Magic in the Moonlight, Emma Stone was 25 and Colin Firth was 53.

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2. In Entrapment, there was a whopping 39-year age difference between 29-year-old Catherine Zeta-Jones and 68-year-old Sean Connery.

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3. In Edge of Tomorrow, Tom Cruise was 20 years older than Emily Blunt.

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4. In Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence was 22, while Bradley Cooper was 37.

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5. In WandaVision, Elizabeth Olsen was 31 and Paul Bettany was 49.

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6. In As Good as It Gets, Jack Nicholson was 60 and Helen Hunt was 34.

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7. In The Island, Ewan McGregor was 34 and Scarlett Johansson was 20.

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8. In Lost in Translation, Scarlett Johansson was 18 playing opposite a 52-year-old Bill Murray.

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9. In Indecent Proposal, Robert Redford was 56 and Demi Moore was 30 when the film was released.

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10. In A Perfect Murder, there was a 28-year age difference between Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow.

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11. In The Wolf of Wall Street, Margot Robbie played Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife with a 16-year age difference.

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12. In Suicide Squad, Jared Leto was 44 and Margot Robbie was 26.

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13. In Focus, Margot Robbie was 24 and Will Smith was 46.

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14. In Ted, Mark Wahlberg was 41 and Mila Kunis was 28.

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15. And in Ted 2, Mark Wahlberg was 44 and Amanda Seyfried was 29.

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16. In Something’s Gotta Give, Jack Nicholson was more than double the age of his first love interest in the film, Amanda Peet.

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17. In Poison Ivy, Tom Skerritt was 58, while Drew Barrymore was only 17.

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18. In Third Person, Liam Neeson was a full 32 years older than his love interest, played by Olivia Wilde.

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19. In Autumn in New York, Richard Gere was 50 and Winona Ryder was 28.

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20. In In the Line of Fire, Clint Eastwood and Rene Russo had a 24-year age gap.

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21. In Six Days, Seven Nights, Anne Heche was 29 when she played 55-year-old Harrison Ford’s love interest.

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22. In The Woman in Red, Gene Wilder was 27 years older than Kelly LeBrock.

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23. In Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges was 60 while filming, and Maggie Gyllenhaal was 32.

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24. In Gangster Squad, 25-year-old Emma Stone played the love interest of both 53-year-old Sean Penn and 33-year-old Ryan Gosling.

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25. In Birdman, Michael Keaton had 31 years on his love interest, played by Andrea Riseborough.

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26. In Blame It on Rio, 50-year-old Michael Caine dated his best friend’s daughter, played by 18-year-old Michelle Johnson.

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27. In The Phantom of the Opera, Emmy Rossum was 17 when she played the love interest of 33-year-old Gerard Butler and 30-year-old Patrick Wilson.

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28. In Never Have I Ever, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan was 19 and Darren Barnet was 30 when Season 2 premiered.

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29. In Singin’ in the Rain, Debbie Reynolds was 19 and Gene Kelly was 40.

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30. In That ’70s Show, Mila Kunis was 15 and Ashton Kutcher was 20 when the pilot aired.

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31. In White Christmas, Rosemary Clooney was 26 and Bing Crosby was 51.

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32. In Flight, Denzel Washington was 57 and Kelly Reilly was 35.

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33. In Boy Meets World, Rider Strong was 17 and Trina McGee Davis was 28 when they played Shawn and Angela.

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34. In Funny Face, Fred Astaire was 30 years older than Audrey Hepburn.

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35. In Get Smart, Anne Hathaway was 25 and Steve Carell was 45 when they played spies turned lovers.

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36. In Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Keira Knightley was 17 when she shot the movie and Orlando Bloom was 25.

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37. In Riverdale, Ashleigh Murray was 31 when her character dated Archie, played by 22-year-old KJ Apa.

38. In Another Cinderella Story, Selena Gomez was 16 and Drew Seeley was 26.

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39. In Charade, Cary Grant was 59 when he played 34-year-old Audrey Hepburn’s love interest.

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40. In The Breakfast Club, Molly Ringwald was 16, and despite playing a high school student, Judd Nelson was 25 in real life.

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41. In Elf, Will Ferrell was 36 and his love interest, Zooey Deschanel, was 23.

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42. In The Squid and the Whale, 23-year-old Anna Paquin played a student who comes on to 50-year-old Jeff Daniels. Just nine years earlier, Anna played Jeff’s daughter in Fly Away Home.

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43. In Ghost Rider, Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes were 10 years apart in age, despite the fact that they are supposed to be former high school sweethearts.

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44. In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Viggo Mortensen was 43 and Liv Tyler was 24.

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45. In Lost, Evangeline Lilly was at least a decade younger than her love interests, played by Matthew Fox and Josh Holloway.

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46. In Always Be My Maybe, Keanu Reeves was 17 years older than Ali Wong when he played her A-list boyfriend.

47. In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar was 20 when her love interest, played by 35-year-old James Marsters, first appeared on the show.

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48. In He Got Game, Denzel Washington was 21 years older than Milla Jovovich.

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49. In Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Steve Carell and Keira Knightley fell in love, with a 22-year age gap between them.

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50. And finally, Warren Beatty wooed Halle Berry despite being 30 years her senior in Bulworth.

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