Everyone's seen at least one movie where an actor wears makeup to make them look decades older. Sometimes it works, other times they only succeed in making the actor look like a bunch of plastic melted onto their face. In his new supercut, "Old Age Makeup," Dominick Nero proves Hollywood is crappy when it comes to making people look old. But, sometimes the actors live up to their makeup artist's expectations and morph into the wrinkly but still good-looking person they pretended to be on screen. Compare these movie-old versions of actors with their actually aged selves decades later:
Most of these actors look much better than they did with a pile of old face covering up their features. A few of these were quite spot on: Marlon Brando, for instance.
The Godfather envisioned Marlon Brando's future self a little too well.
Dustin Hoffman has certainly done well for himself: his jowls have yet to reach his shoulders.
Which Michael J. Fox you prefer is probably a matter of taste, but at least he doesn't wear two ties.
A giant bow shaves 10 years off Sally Fields.
Robert De Niro is so happy with how he actually aged, he's crying.
Nero explained his supercut to the A.V. Club.
An intellectual film theorist would probably say a supercut like this is naturally fulfilling for the cinema community, because film itself is wholly concerned with time, and since filmmakers have only a fleeting control of the element of time within their canvases, comparing their projected futures to reality of time’s effect on people is somewhat a study on truthfulness in cinema overall (see Boyhood). But the satisfaction of watching this supercut is probably better explained by the fact that people look funny in wrinkly latex makeup and gray beards with neck fat.
Yes, the neck fat is what makes this supercut good. So much fake neck fat.