For some, the age of five is a time of transition to retirement. In the world of work, 50 years of age is considered a senior. Including acting artists. Half-century-old actors and actresses usually get a role not far from the parent figure.
However, some artists seem to refuse to get old by getting unexpected roles. One of them is the role of a superhero who is usually filled by actors and actresses aged 40 years and under. Instead of being unattractive, they still look badass , you know! Who are you?
1. Jeremy Renner
Like Natasha Romanoff or Black Widow, Clint Barton, nicknamed Hawkeye, doesn’t have superhero powers . But he is a trained agent as well as a sharp archer. The actor, Jeremy Renner is exactly 50 years old in the miniseries Hawkeye which will air at the end of November 2021.
2. Mark Ruffalo
Despite his gray appearance, Mark Ruffalo still made the audience cringe at the Hulk character at the end of the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the films Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019) , he is already in his fifties. Ruffalo will reprise his role in the She-Hulk series slated for release in 2022.
3. Paul Rudd
Not only ordinary people, fellow public figures were confused by Paul Rudd’s youthful appearance. Debuted since 1992, his face has not changed much. In Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023) , Marvel fans will be treated to a portrait of Rudd in his 50s as Ant-Man. He himself was born on April 6, 1969.
4. Don Cheadle
Did you know that Don Cheadle is only a year older than Robert Downey Jr.? Cheadle plays James Rhodes aka War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since the film Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) , he is already 50 years old. The actor who was born on November 29, 1964, will reprise the role of War Machine in the latest series titled Armor Wars .
5. Robert Downey Jr.
Three money in line with Don Cheadle and Paul Rudd, Robert Downey Jr. still looks energetic at the age of five heads. The actor who was born on April 4, 1965, still looks fit to play the genius character Tony Stark or Iron Man at the end of the MCU Infinity Saga story . In addition to the solo film, Downey has also appeared in Tom Holland’s version of Spider-Man .
6. Samuel L. Jackson
Nick Fury in Marvel may just be known as the leader of SHIELD. But he deserves to be called a superhero because of his fighting abilities. The actor, Samuel L. Jackson is not young anymore. Joined in 2008, the actor who was born on December 21, 1948 will reprise the role of Agent Fury in the Secret Invasion series (2022).
7. Salma Hayek
The hot and the only actress on the list, Salma Hayek! The woman who was born on September 2, 1966, officially joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the film Eternals (2021). At first, Hayek thought he got the role of a ‘grandmother’, you know! The most successful Latin American actress in Hollywood will play the superhero character Ajak.
Apart from superhero roles , some of the acting artists above are even able to star in other action genre films. They can prove that the age of five is not the time to stop working, let alone think about retirement. With their old age, they are even more enthusiastic in making achievements. Hello!