True prominence as an actor is gained through maintaining a famous profile after the age of 60. Keeping a legendary stature at this age guarantees impressive longevity for any acting career. The following five actors in their sixties have demonstrated long-lasting mastery over the media.
The Dude from “The Big Lebowski” is keeping a strong media profile at the regal age of 64. After winning an Oscar by delivering a stunning portrayal of the country scene in “Crazy Heart,” the actor tapped new depths of acting skills in the Coen brother’s “True Grit” remake. Now, Bridges is reprising his iconic persona of mystically wizened charm to bring “The Giver” to life as the film’s philosophically enriched title role.
Samuel L. Jackson
With at least eight movies planned for 2014, 65 is a good age for this gruff genius. Fame is no stranger to this clever actor. Quentin Tarantino keeps bringing Jackson back for scathing performances including viscerally palpable roles in “Inglorious Basterds” and “Django Unchained.” He was also in the unprecedentedly high grossing adaptation of “The Avengers.” His immortal credibility has been bolstered by recent animated roles in “Afro Samurai” and “The Boondocks.”
This star’s stature has never faded, but Wes Anderson’s films have consistently kept the spotlight shining on Murray. A potent role in “Moonrise Kingdom” was followed by this year’s stellarly acclaimed “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” He is showing no sign of slowing down, but others at his age should start looking into a retirement home as fancy as his latest film’s eponymous inn.
The “Schindler’s List” actor is almost 62, but he has crafted a high profile with the suspensefully gripping “Taken” franchise. After appearing in “The Dark Knight Rises,” the Oscar-winning performer lent his gritty voice talents to “The Nut Job” and “The Lego Movie.” Despite his advanced age, Neeson is synonymous with today’s perception of the brutally intense action hero.
The 69-year old Busey for example, is a household name for different reasons than the aforementioned A-listers. A startling stint in “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” launched the unaware reality star to instant notoriety. Successful graduation from the drug detoxification center was levied into infamous appearances on “The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Wife Swap.” He also filled hilarious guest slots in “American Dad” and “Two and a Half Men.” Currently, he is seen screaming at appliances on nightly network television commercials for Amazon Prime’s video streaming applications.
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