Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths

It seems that there is no such thing as over the hill in Hollywood these days I am pleased to say as we are seeing more and more older actors enjoying huge movie success.

This week Christopher Walken is back on the big screen in Seven Psychopaths as his fantastic and varied career continues.

We take a look at some of the best actors over sixty - and most of them have been enjoying directing success, Oscar wins as well as the odd blockbuster triumph.

- Christopher Walken (69)

Christopher Walken kicked off his acting career as a child and will be celebrating sixty years in the business next year.

He is famed for his roles in The Deer Hunter and Annie Hall but he has continued to play a range of parts as he has got older.

Black comedy beckons this week with Seven Psychopaths with sees him team up with Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell and director Martin McDonagh.

And comedy seems to have been his thing in recent years with the likes of Hairspray and Balls Of Fury under his belt.

He also has plenty of films in the pipeline with work on Stand Up Guys, The Power of Few completed and he is currently filming Gods Behaving Badly with Sharon Stone and Alicia Silverstone.

- Robert De Niro (69)

Robert De Niro is one of the greatest actors of his generation as he starred in the likes of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull.

And while there has been some suggestion that he is to retire there has been no sign of that this year as he has starred in Being Flynn, Crossfire and the fantastic Silver Linings Playbook.

He may not have been the lead character in the latter but he gives a funny and emotional supporting performance - one of his most memorable for a while.

It also seems that he has no intention of slowing down into 2013 as The Big Wedding, Killing Season, Motel and Malavita are already in the can.

He is currently filming Last Vegas with Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline - which is set to be a movie not to miss.

- Jack Nicholson (75)

It has been a very quiet year for Jack Nicholson with a re-release of The Shining being his only movie project.

Nicholson is an actor who has always mixed and matched his roles and this has continued as he has got older - not to mention some of those roles have become incredibly interesting.

In recent years we have seen him jump from comedy to gangster films and back again as he has worked sparingly but on comedy projects.

The Bucket List, Something's Gotta Give and The Departed being three of the gems of his later career.

- Michael Caine (79)

Michael Caine is one of the greatest actors that this country has ever produced and in the late nineties he saw a resurgence in his career with Little Voice and The Cider House Rules.

Since then Caine has become one of the most in demand actors as he has starred in Children of Men, The Prestige, Is Anybody There and Inception.

The collaboration with Christopher Nolan has proved to be a fruitful one for the actor and the Batman series has been a major part of that.

Caine took on the role of Alfred Pennyworth in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises - and is has become one of the most successful franchises of all time.

He will be back on the big screen next year with heist/magic movie Now You See Me.

- Morgan Freeman (75)

Morgan Freeman is another big screen great with his role in The Shawshank Redemption and Driving Miss Daisy being particular highlights.

He has still tackled great roles as he has got old with Invictus and Million Dollar Baby, the latter bringing him a Best Supporting Actor gong.

But he has mixed and matched his roles as he has tackled action with Wanted and Red as well as being part of the Batman franchise.

He has also tackled more light hearted projects such as The Bucket List and Dolphin Tale in more recent year.

And 2013 is set to be a busy year as he will star in Now You See Me, Oblivion and Olympus The Fallen.

He is currently filming Last Vegas with De Niro and shows no sign of slowing down.

- Clint Eastwood (82)

For the last few years Clint Eastwood has concentrated on his directing career delivering gems such as Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino.

Gran Torino was rumoured to be his final big screen appearance back in 2008 until he made his return last month in Trouble With The Curve.

2012 also saw him back behind the camera with J. Edgar after success with Invictus and Hereafter.

Eastwood may have been acting less and less over the last few years but the movies that he has be producing as a director have just been fantastic.

Seven Psychopaths is released 7th December.


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  1. by Jess 05th Dec 2012 17:14

    All of these actors are just quality and it is great to see them all doing so well.

  2. by Wayne 05th Dec 2012 17:14

    Michael Caine is my fave and is just landing hit role after hit role - long may it continue.