13 actors who demonstrated the miracle of reincarnation, playing heroes 10, 20 and even 40 years younger than themselves

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Many actors are willing to do much to get a role in a potentially successful film. Tests can include extreme weight loss or weight gain, the use of complex makeup, stunts and more. Some artists have to fight the age indicated in the passport to be able to play heroes who are much younger than them. Fortunately, most reincarnations are more than successful. Don’t you believe? See for yourself.

Steve Harrington – Joseph Curie (“Very Strange Things”, 2016)

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Joseph Kiris played a high school student in the popular mystical series “Very Strange Things” when he was 24 years old. Today, the guy is 29, and he is still part of the main cast.

Severus Snape – Alan Rickman (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, 2001)

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In the first part of the Harry Potter adventure movie, Severus Snape is about 30 years old. His role was perfectly played by Alan Rickman, who at that time was 25 years older than his hero.

Alexei Trofimov – Georgy Yumatov (Officers, 1971)

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Georgy Yumatov became famous after the role of Alexei Trofimov – a young fighter, who according to the script of the film was not more than 20 years old. At the time of filming, the actor was already 44, so makeup artists had to resort to a number of unusual cosmetic manipulations to somehow rejuvenate the protagonist. Egg white was used for rejuvenation. It was applied to the skin of Yumatov’s face, and then sealed with a special tape that allowed to mask deep wrinkles. Also the necessary effect was given by tightly braided braids which were tightened on a nape and hid under a budovnovka.

Daenerys – Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones, 2011)

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When Emilia Clarke started playing a young teenage girl, she was 25 years old. Despite this, the actress did a great job. Thanks to the role, Clark was named one of the most influential women of 2019 according to Time magazine.

Daenerys is only 13 years old in the book version of Game of Thrones, so the screenwriters who worked on the film deliberately added a couple of years to the heroine so as not to shock the audience.

Jackson Stewart – Jason Earls (“Hannah Montana”, 2006-2011)

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Eternally young and convincing. This is how Jason Earls can be described, who fell in love with many viewers for his role as Miley’s older brother. The actor was able to easily portray a teenage boy as an adult man.

Experienced – Eugene Morgunov (“Moonshiners”, 1962)


It’s hard to believe, but Evgeny Morgunov was the youngest in the notorious trio. The low age of the voice and a solid figure added to the actor’s additional age.

Pinocchio – Roberto Benigni (Pinocchio, 2002)

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An extremely strange role went to Roberto Benigni, who played a wooden boy at the age of 49. It must be said that Roberto also directed the film.

Maya Saint-Germain – Bianca Lawson (Dear Deceivers, 2010-2017)

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Lawson was 31 years old at the time of the filming of “Dear Deceivers”. Despite her age, the actress was able to fit perfectly into the image of a high school student.

Madame Gritsatsueva – Natalia Krachkovskaya (Ivan Vasilyevich Changes Profession, 1973)


The phrases of the mature Madame Bunshi have long since diverged into quotations. Many found it hard to believe that a solid woman was only 34 years old. To achieve such an appearance, Krachkovskaya had to work hard on herself. The woman was actively leaning on pasta with cheese, pancakes with honey and semolina with whipped cream.

Suzanne Keysen – Winona Ryder (Interrupted Life, 2008)

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Winona Ryder was able to perfectly show the difficult life faced by the well-known novelist Suzanne Keysen when she was still a very young girl.

Olympics – Angelina Jolie (“Alexander”, 2004)

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Angelina Jolie is a master of reincarnations. At a young age, she was able to easily play the Olympics – the mother of Alexander the Great.

Tosya Kislitsyna – Nadezhna Rumyantseva (“Girls”, 1962)

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Nadezhda Rumyantseva’s charm and charisma knew no bounds. Only she could play the naive but witty Tosya like that.

The young appearance of the actress allowed to shoot without unnecessary tricks. After the release of the picture on the screens, no one had any doubt that in front of them is a very young actress.

Cinderella – Janina Jeimo (“Cinderella”, 1947)

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Janina Jeimo was able to accomplish the impossible. She managed to play the lead role in the classic fairy tale “Cinderella”, making it incredibly popular among Soviet viewers. The actress was 37 years old at the time of rehearsals, but she was able to bypass competitors who were much younger than her.

The picture had to be shot in the evening. This trick allowed to make Cinderella’s appearance fresher, helping to hide small wrinkles and even out the tone of the face.

Age is just a number. It is by no means an obstacle to the realization of any ideas and roles. This is successfully proven by most domestic and Hollywood artists.

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