Celebs and the Old Game of Young Roles (PHOTOS)

As if Hollywood doesn't have enough drama already, reports keep coming in over one hotly debated matter in particular. The problem? Organizations such as The Screen Actors Guild and The Writers Guild of America West are demanding that popular movie site, IMDB, remove all birth dates from actors' bios.

Their argument is that the disclosure of an actor's age will limit the roles he or she will be able to play, and potentially lead to age discrimination during casting. Actors require the ability to portray characters that are both older and younger — usually younger — to make a living, and who is IMDB to deny them of their livelihood? IMDB responded, declaring that they're "committed to being the most comprehensive source of film, TV and celebrity information." Meaning: they ain't changing nothing.

Celebuzz did some digging around and came up with a gallery of the most egregious instances of actors playing characters way out of their age range. Take a look and let us know which side of the debate you fall on in the comments.

 

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  • Madaris
    Madaris

    Daamm! he is so cute!

  • an actor in LA
    an actor in LA

    There is also the issue of age discrimination for older actors. By SAG rules, a producer can't ask an actor his or her age aside from the issue of being 18 or over (if needed) or over 25 (for alcohol commercials). IMDB allows anyone to post info about actors and a lot of mistakes come up. If an erroneous age is listed they won't remove it unless you give proof of the error AND then they won't remove it but insist that they must put up the correct information. Only the actors should be able to post bio details. period.

  • annaboby
    annaboby

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  • annaboby
    annaboby

    Life is so beautiful. Maybe you want to check out :)---Sug ar- Momma -Da te-C -0m --- :) It is the largest and best club for Mature women and young men. You can meet the one who you are looking for!!! GO and have a try :)

  • annaboby
    annaboby

    Life is so beautiful. Maybe you want to check out :)---Sug ar- Momma -Da te-C -0m --- :) It is the largest and best club for Mature women and young men. You can meet the one who you are looking for!!! GO and have a try :)

  • annaboby
    annaboby

    Life is so beautiful. Maybe you want to check out :)---Sug ar- Momma -Da te-C -0m --- :) It is the largest and best club for Mature women and young men. You can meet the one who you are looking for!!! GO and have a try :)

  • dafish11
    dafish11

    loveee grease!! watched it at least 100 times!

  • dafish11
    dafish11

    so sad that he now has parkinson disease :( now i guess he will never be able to act

  • dafish11
    dafish11

    LOVE BACK TO THE FUTURE! best movieee :D

  • barblicious
    barblicious

    wow.. thats a shock

  • barblicious
    barblicious

    yah she looks old but i wouldnt have thought she was 45.. thats amazing

  • elisilla
    elisilla

    What??? He looks so young!

  • Marianna Xavier
    Marianna Xavier

    she looks old

  • elisilla
    elisilla

    And he looks 40!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yum
    Yum

    WHAT. no wai!1

  • Anja
    Anja

    You forgot about Scott Wolf. He played 16 years old Bailey Salinger in "Party of five" when he was 26.