Celebrities usually have that all the means to look perfect and youthful… for them, looking good is a form of investment, they are their own product and on order to stay relevant they need to look like a star. While most celebs are usually well groomed and look pretty good most of the time, sometimes they tend to look younger (or older!) than their age. While there’s nothing wrong with looking younger or older, once you pair them with other people that are the same age, it’s sometimes hard to believe they were born less than 365 days apart.
Here is a list of some of the shocking celebs you won’t believe are actually the same age.
1. Paul Rudd and Rory McCann
Paul Rudd is best known for his numerous roles as the adorable, clumsy guy next door in a slew of romantic comedies. Maybe his lovable, goofy persona is the key to his youthful appearance.
On the contrary, the acclaimed Scottish actor, McCann, 46, who played The Hound on “Game of Thrones”, looks quite a bit older by comparison than Rudd.
2. Michael J. Fox and George Clooney
Long gone are the boyish looks of Fox during his “Back to the Future” days. It’s hard to believe that was 30 years ago and harder to believe that Fox and Clooney are the same age.
Time has definitely treated the two differently. Clooney, 54, has enjoyed international fame as a ladies man and mega movie star while Fox must fight a difficult battle against Parkinson’s disease.
3. Halley Berry and Robin Wright
The sculpted Berry has long been regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful women as her beauty pageant titles and flawless face confirm. It looks like Berry has stopped aging at nearly 50 years old.
As the star of “House of Cards”, Wright is also a beautiful woman, but her body is beginning to show signs of age since she hit the scene as Princess Buttercup in “The Princess Bride” nearly 30 years ago.
4. Russell Crow and Rob Lowe
The Australian movie star Crowe is considered one of the best actors of his generation. He’s won numerous awards and acclaim over the years, but he certainly doesn’t look like he could pass for 30 years old anymore.
The same can’t be said for film and television star, Rob Lowe, 51, who seems to look the same as he did during his 1980s “Brat Pack” days due to what appears as a few nips and tucks over the years.
5. Taylor Swift and Adele
Mega pop princess Taylor Swift looks like a teenager all of the time. It’s hard to believe the “”Shake It Off” singer is actually 25 years old. The same isn’t true for British singer Adele.
Known for her powerful voice and deeply sensuous songs, Adele has an old-school voice and fashion sense that make her look years older than Swift instead of just a matter of months.
6. Sarah Hyland and Jennifer Lawrence
Hyland is famous for her role as Hayley on the television hit comedy “Modern Family”. With her big eyes, sweet smile and small stature, she could easily be mistaken for a teenager for years to come.
While Lawrence is breathtakingly beautiful, “The Hunger Games” actress and Oscar winner for “American Hustle” has a more mature look than Hyland. Both stars are beautiful in their own way, but you’d never know they are both 24 years old.
7. Keira Knightley and Carly Rae Jepsen
British actress Keira Knightley exudes elegance. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star is one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood, and is not only famous for her screen performances, but also for her elegant beauty.
Meanwhile, Canadian vocalist Carly Rae Jepsen, singer of the smash hit, “Call Me Maybe”, is a brand new celebrity who emits a cute, tomboyish vibe that hides the fact that she’s almost 30 years old.
8. Forest Whitaker and Eddie Murphy
No doubt Forest Whitaker is an amazing actor who doesn’t let age dictate the Hollywood movie roles he plays. That might explain why the Oscar-winning Whitaker sometimes looks a lot older than his 54 years.
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The opposite is true of Eddie Murphy, who always exudes a youthful vibe playing outlandish characters since the beginning of his career on “Saturday Night Live” in the early 1980s. From playing a woman in “Norbit” to donning a fat suit in “Nutty Professor”, it’s hard to pin down his age.
9. Ed Helms and Seth Green
These two names represent an argument that acting in youthful roles doesn’t always make you appear younger. Helms is certainly fun and full of playful energy, but the “Hangover” star doesn’t look particularly younger than his 41 years.
Seth Green, however, seems to have stopped aging from the time he started filming “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” in the mid-1990s. Amazingly, the “Robot Chicken” creator and Dr. Evil’s son, Scott, is actually 41 years old.
10. John Cho and Dwayne Johnson
Perhaps the fountain of youth was hidden in the “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle” script because film and television star Cho has not seemed to age a day despite being over 40 years old.
Meanwhile, Hollywood action star Dwayne Johnson is a very good-looking man who devotes much of his time to keeping his body in top form. It’s hard to believe that these two actors are 43 years old.
11. Alison Bree and Elizabeth Moss
Alison Brie is beautiful, talented and young. Her sweet face will allow her to play roles that actresses up to 10 years younger could certainly take, like her role as Annie in the television hit “Community”.
The same can’t be said of “Mad Men” co-star, Elizabeth Moss. Although she is beautiful and talented, it would be hard to accept her in a role that’s written for someone younger than her 30 years.
12. Chuck Norris and Michael Gambon
Everyone knows Chuck Norris, and apparently, immortality is just another skill the star of “Walker, Texas Ranger” can add to his list of facts. No one in the world would think Norris and fellow actor Michael Gambon are the same age.
It’s hard to believe that Irish actor Michel Gambon, whom we all remember and love for his incredible portrayal of Albus Dumbledore in the “Harry Potter” franchise and Norris are both almost 75 years old.
13. Jim Parsons and Andrew Lincoln
International fame found both of these actors in popular television series. Parsons is the wacky Sheldon in the comedy “The Big Bang Theory”, while Lincoln fights the zombie apocalypse as Rick Grimes in “The Walking Dead”.
Parsons and Lincoln could not look more different despite being the same age. Parsons could pass for a man half his age while Lincoln, on the other hand, looks well over his 42 years.
14. Catherine Zeta Jones and Jennifer Lopez
Between music, scandals and dance routines, it seems the multi-talented entertainer, Jennifer Lopez, hasn’t done a thing to lose her fresh, youthful glow since making a splash as a “Fly Girl” on “In Living Color” back in the early 1990s.
The opposite is true of Welsh beauty Zeta Jones, who looks much older than her 45 years. Hollywood directors have definitely taken notice, and lately Zeta Jones has been cast in more mature roles.
15. Helena Bonham Carter and Salma Hayek
The British actress of “Sweeney Todd” and “The King’s Speech” is used to starring in mature roles. Her face and appearance are perfect for them, not to mention that she is almost 50 years old.
Although Mexican movie star Salma Hayek is also nearly a half-century old, she looks much more jovial and youthful than her British colleague. Hayek’s flawless Latina skin may have a lot to do with her younger appearance.