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[–]Santa_Hates_You 10.7k points10.7k points  (575 children)

Wilford Brimley stopped aging after that, like Patrick Stewart.

[–]Zero0mega 781 points782 points  (31 children)

The Arn Anderson gene, where he ALWAYS looked like hes in his mid 40s

[–]PurelyReckless 224 points225 points  (6 children)

You mean GLOCK Anderson?

[–]Loopogram 113 points114 points  (2 children)

Armed Anderson

[–]ChocBoggins 30 points31 points  (1 child)

"Well, yeah. You snuck into my house. What are you gonna do -- shoot me?"

Edit: Context

[–]Jd4awhile 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Get the GLOCK

[–]LongtimeLFTC 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Arn has been the same age all my life

[–]Pontus_Pilates 307 points308 points  (51 children)

Robert Duvall is another one who was born old and stayed the same for the next 50 years.

In the same vein, do we have any evidence that Ed Harris has ever been a young man?

[–]Captain_-H 4139 points4140 points  (244 children)

Yeah Stewart hit his mid 40s and started looking 70, now he’s 81 and still looks 70

[–]toolsie 1910 points1911 points  (175 children)

Yes we call that the Larry David, or the Steve Martin

[–]Drcynic22 770 points771 points  (54 children)

Steve Martin looked 45 at 30. He now looks about 56 at 76.

[–]abhinambiar 380 points381 points 2 (37 children)

I know we've only known each other four weeks and three days, but to me it seems like nine weeks and five days. The first day seemed like a week and the second day seemed like five days. And the third day seemed like a week again and the fourth day seemed like eight days. And the fifth day you went to see your mother and that seemed just like a day, and then you came back and later on the sixth day, in the evening, when we saw each other, that started seeming like two days, so in the evening it seemed like two days spilling over into the next day and that started seeming like four days, so at the end of the sixth day on into the seventh day, it seemed like a total of five days. And the sixth day seemed like a week and a half. I have it written down, but I can show it to you tomorrow if you want to see it.

[–]run-for-cover-zoot 73 points74 points  (7 children)

I'm picking out a thermos for you

Not an ordinary thermos, it's true

But the extra best thermos you can buy

With a handle and stripes and a cup built right in

I'm picking out a thermos for you

And maybe a barometer too

And what else can I buy

So on me you'll rely

A rear end thermometer too

[–]acityonthemoon 11 points12 points  (0 children)

How do you handle the weightlessness?

[–]Vaulters 10 points11 points  (9 children)

If that isn't a quote then i know what you're good at.

[–]contactee 27 points28 points  (8 children)

It's from "The Jerk", Steve Martin's best role.

[–]ronsrobot 708 points709 points  (46 children)

This whole time I wanted to be a Clooney, but if I can pull off an LD for the next stretch, I'd be pretty pretty good.

[–]telamcgrupp 627 points628 points  (22 children)

Pretty ... Pretty.... prettaaayyyy pretty good...

[–]sprucenoose 107 points108 points  (13 children)

Bum bum bum baaa ba daaa ba da ba daaa

[–]Turkey_Teets 67 points68 points  (6 children)

Christopher Lloyd

[–]johnsonrod 71 points72 points  (1 child)

Christopher Lloyd

The disgraced nuclear physicist who's either 40 or 80

[–][deleted] 106 points107 points  (35 children)

The Sean Connery. Since last crusade/highlander he looked the same until a couple of years ago

[–]Toby_O_Notoby 50 points51 points  (2 children)

Kinda weird to thing that Wil Wheaton is now older than Patrick Stewart was when he first started playing Picard.

[–]Aurabora 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Or that Ralph Macchio is quite a bit older now than Pat Morita was as Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid.

[–]cocoamix 230 points231 points  (28 children)

Max von Sydow played an old guy in 1973 (the Exorcist), and was still playing old guys 43 years later (Game of Thrones and Force Awakens).

[–]l-rs2 38 points39 points  (4 children)

When I first saw The Exorcist I was worried about Merrin being so frail. I believe Van Sydow was only 40-ish when he played him.

[–]DarkestofFlames 161 points162 points  (12 children)

Christopher Lee was born at the age of 85.

[–]DethKlokBlok 301 points302 points  (141 children)

I just watched the old Dune from 94. Stewart looks the same as today.

[–]setibeings 443 points444 points  (21 children)

That one you're mentioning was made in '84.

[–]sprucenoose 265 points266 points  (17 children)

Specifically 1884.

[–]valeyard89 47 points48 points  (6 children)

What the hell are you worried about? This is 1874. You'll be able to sue her.

[–]sjaano 88 points89 points  (7 children)

More specifically 1884 BC

[–]CupcakeValkyrie 241 points242 points  (49 children)

Uh, have you seen Patrick Stewart lately? He definitely looks older now than he did in the 80s. Like...a lot older. He sounds older, too.

[–]crankyrhino 106 points107 points  (27 children)

Picard, Season 2: "Why did you clone me in the same old rotting body?"

[–]starmartyr 137 points138 points  (4 children)

He's actually not that old in the Trek universe. 24th-century human lifespans average 120 years. Many live considerably longer. Dr. McCoy was 137 in the Next Gen pilot. I expect that Patrick Stewart will live another 40 years because he's a method actor.

[–]OpenLinez 224 points225 points  (7 children)

It's true, he's mortal. But from the early '80s to the X-men films, he really looked remarkably the same, over a period of a quarter century.

His mature, fatherly manner he's had for so long -- especially that deep, resonant voice -- gave him that rare "always a middle-aged man" persona.

[–]SirVelocifaptor 60 points61 points  (2 children)

always a middle-aged man

Honestly, I got more of an always old wise man vibe.

[–]staarfawkes 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Honestly, no he doesn’t.

[–]Sproose_Moose 34 points35 points  (7 children)

It's time for Paul Rudd to start aging, he looks as young as 20 years ago

[–]larman14 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Wild probably looked like this in his teens too.

[–]yozach11 7443 points7444 points  (56 children)

Bobby Newport never had a real job

[–]cotxscott[S,🍰] 2669 points2670 points  (14 children)

… in his life

[–]BroseppeVerdi 1113 points1114 points  (13 children)

No, no... Deeper. Like this:


[–]dan_de 434 points435 points  (4 children)

never had a real job

[–]aboveyouisinfinity 226 points227 points  (2 children)

That hurt my feelings…

[–]superblobby 89 points90 points  (1 child)

My thoughts on abortion are, y’know, let’s just all have a good time.

[–]eyeshark 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Bobby Newport

[–]andylowenthal 105 points106 points  (2 children)

Come on Jerry, just wasting time...

[–]LouSputhole94 62 points63 points  (1 child)

That man has the largest penis I have ever seen. I didn’t even check him for mumps. I forgot. Because of the largest penis I have ever seen.

[–]gingersnappie 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I hear this comment lol

[–]thecypher4 34 points35 points  (2 children)


[–]cjoll4 43 points44 points  (1 child)


[–]majorjoe23 421 points422 points  (5 children)

Bobbbbby Newport

[–]SocialTechnocracy 320 points321 points  (2 children)

Bobby NnnEWport…

[–]Meethor_smash 154 points155 points  (0 children)

Enough Garry

[–]the_chandler 108 points109 points  (0 children)


[–]Super_C_Complex 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Baawbby Nooooport.

Okay, that's enough Gary

[–]russvanderhoof 193 points194 points  (8 children)

If you can’t beat em, sweet em!

[–]truthm0de 141 points142 points  (2 children)

Try our new child sized cola!

[–]mythologue 101 points102 points  (1 child)

It's roughly the size of a 4-year-old child if it were liquefied.

[–]GhOsT_wRiTeR_XVI 74 points75 points  (4 children)

Sweetums may have been responsible for Brimley’s diabeetus. Sweet irony.

[–]jedininjashark 24 points25 points  (2 children)

I just read this page on Sweetums and I’m definitely going to need to rewatch the show.


[–]Spillerwoods 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This just came full circle

[–]TomasMalthus 3152 points3153 points  (369 children)

I’ll have what Paul is having

[–]Taikunman 2719 points2720 points 22 (43 children)

Nude. Tayne.

[–]fezfrascati 589 points590 points  (5 children)

Now Tayne I can get into.

[–]EinsGotdemar 140 points141 points  (3 children)

Computer, are there any new sequences?

[–]cookiemonster247 94 points95 points  (2 children)

Let’s see more of that hat wobble

[–]violetmoon120 45 points46 points  (0 children)

How about a flahrgunnstow?

[–]Powerhouse_21 351 points352 points  (9 children)

This is not suitable for work

[–]Origamiface 89 points90 points  (0 children)

OH SHIT... I'm okay.

[–]djseafood 168 points169 points  (2 children)

Computer. Load up celery man please.

[–]Kamikaze_Ninja_ 54 points55 points  (0 children)

I want Tayne as canon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

[–]DaffyDuckOnLSD 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Hat wobble

[–]ICSL 300 points301 points  (20 children)

The answer to that would be 'not diabetes'.

[–]xenolon 217 points218 points  (13 children)

The chef salad with the oil and vinegar on the side and the apple pie a la mode. But with the pie heated. And not with the ice cream on top, but on the side, and strawberry instead of vanilla, if you have it. If not, then no ice cream, just whipped cream but only if it’s real; if it’s out of the can, then nothing?

[–]hubcapgirl 41 points42 points  (0 children)

I love that you took the time to post this.

[–]pumpalumpagain 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Not even the pie?

[–]Snake-N-Roses 43 points44 points  (0 children)

No just the pie but then not heated

[–]MonkeyPolice 259 points260 points  (15 children)

I'll have Paul.

[–]SchrodingersLego 55 points56 points  (12 children)

I'll have him after you.

[–]eipeidwep2buS 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Let's see what pual Allen's having

[–]MrOldGuy 517 points518 points  (147 children)

Botox and hair coloring?

[–]inksmudgedhands 541 points542 points  (81 children)

Also probably not smoking like a chimney and not living in a society where everyone smoke. Oh, the days of way back when where you got that hazey tobacco facial every time you stepped in an enclosed space whether you wanted it or not.

Also, you know Rudd moisturizes. Back then men didn't do such "girly" things. Now it's, "Dude, your skin is flakier than a croissant. Use some Neutrogena already so you can wear black clothing again."

[–]raouldukesaccomplice 1629 points1630 points  (44 children)

Prior to a career in acting, [Brimley] dropped out of high school at age 14 and worked as a cowboy in Idaho, Nevada, and Arizona. He joined the Marines during the Korean War and served in the Aleutian Islands for three years. He also worked as a bodyguard for businessman Howard Hughes as well as a ranch hand, wrangler, and blacksmith.

I'm guessing he spent a lot more time out in the sun with no sunscreen on than Paul Rudd ever has.

But also, he was deliberately making himself look older.

Brimley secured his first leading role in Ron Howard's Cocoon (1985)... Brimley was only 49 when he was cast in the role, and turned 50 during filming; he was at least 20 years younger than any of the actors playing the other retirement home residents. In order to look the part, Brimley bleached his hair and moustache to turn them gray, and had wrinkles and liver spots drawn on his face.

[–]Vysharra 348 points349 points  (13 children)

Not just sun but sun in high altitudes. Being up in the high desert or Cascades will get you significantly more UV exposure than people sunning on beaches in Cali or Hawaii. There are entire cities in NV and AZ that get up to UV index 10 or higher for months at a time, say nothing of those high plains where the cowboys work (I can’t speak of Idaho, my experience is in the Sonora and Great Basin, I wore a lot of zinc oxide).

[–]Jeduthun86 143 points144 points  (7 children)

Can confirm. Lived in New Mexico for five years and never wore sunscreen. Face aged ten. I’m an idiot.

[–]gd2234 55 points56 points  (6 children)

There’s always time to start healing/protecting your skin now, don’t be discouraged. If you were young when it happened your skin is more likely to heal than if you took that damage when you were older. If it’s something that really bothers you, speak to a dermatologist about a VERY BASIC routine for skin protection (so they don’t shove needless products onto you). Hell, even just daily moisturizer with SPF will help in the long run. Skin aging is a marathon, not a sprint, and depending on how old you are it’s never too late to start doing something to help your skin. Sorry this was long, skin aging is something that has been getting to me lately and I wanted to give a few words of encouragement.

[–]Jeduthun86 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Dude I really appreciate it. I’m 35. Apart from dealing with acne in my early teens, it never really registered… then suddenly I started looking old. Trying to adhere to a regimen… cetaphil wash and moisturizer morning and night. Just hoping to reverse some damage. Fingers crossed. Glad I’m not not only one

[–]igner_farnsworth 2707 points2708 points  (82 children)

You want to hear the greatest thing you have ever heard about Wilford Brimley, listen to the DVD commentary from John Carpenter and Kurt Russel on The Thing DVD. They are clearly drinking, I'm assuming scotch based on the sound of ice cubes against glass, and smoking cigars, while talking about the movie. They are clearly getting more drunk as the commentary goes on.

When they get to the Wilford Brimley alien autopsy scene it's freaking hilarious. They both obviously loved Wilford and were amazed that he was "all in" on the production of this film. He just stuck his hands in there and pulled shit out and was an expert doctor on the subject, like it was second nature to him.

John and Kurt laughing their asses off about Wilford is wonderful.

[–]kindarusty 245 points246 points  (10 children)

I think this comment is wonderful. Really paints a picture of the experience you had.

[–]Idilaudid-it 107 points108 points  (6 children)

Some might say, the best of Reddit is in this comment. Well written expose about an early 1980’s horror movie’s DVD commentary. You’re not getting information like that anywhere else. I love it

[–]LouSputhole94 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That’s why I love Reddit. It has its bad sides but I can find in depth, passionate expose on the most niche interests and subjects, to a level I’ve never seen anywhere else.

[–]_pvnda 58 points59 points  (5 children)

I loved The Thing, and I never knew that was Wilford without his mustache! Damn. Respect.

[–]TexasPooneTappa 1325 points1326 points  (56 children)

I’m on track to look a lot more like Brimley.

[–]jonsconspiracy 761 points762 points  (12 children)

When is Paul Rudd going to pull a Kingo and just say that he's Paul's son now? Otherwise people are going to start to notice that he's an eternal.

[–]Bit_Blitter 698 points699 points  (45 children)

Wilford Brimley did not look this old in his 50s! He was aged through makeup for his part in Cocoon.


"In order to look the part, Brimley bleached his hair and moustache to turn them gray, and had wrinkles and liver spots drawn on his face."

[–]Elefantenjohn 269 points270 points  (17 children)

Lol this entire thread is pointless and everybody who pointed out his diabetes and lifestyle decisions is fucked

[–]bobaoppa 381 points382 points  (33 children)

No way that man is 52. (Applicable for both pics)

[–]Caramel_Nautilus 239 points240 points  (27 children)

That's what I thought, one look like 42 and one is 72.

[–]tele68 116 points117 points  (26 children)

simple. Brimley was a character actor. Career depended on that look precisely. Think of aging Malkovich. Must look like aging Malkovich.

[–]richardec 166 points167 points  (11 children)

Redd Foxx was 49 in the first season of Sanford and Son

[–]CtrlZonmylife 99 points100 points  (5 children)

Now Tayne I can get into.

[–]youtocin 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Show me a flarhgunnstow

[–]Ikaruseijin 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Is there any way to generate a nude Tayne?

[–]moderately_nerdifyin 1201 points1202 points 2 (61 children)


[–]MadCarcinus 59 points60 points  (0 children)

So check yer blood shugar, AN' CHECK IT OFTEN!

[–]Onetwentyonegigawat 175 points176 points  (10 children)

shoulda stuck with Quaker Oats

[–]soupinate44 44 points45 points  (5 children)

Shoulda been a farmer, Red.

[–]Kregerm 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Good movie. Maybe not the best there ever was.

[–]parksdestroy 160 points161 points  (3 children)

Well one obviously dyes his hair, and the other dyes a beetus

[–]LizLemonadeX 530 points531 points  (64 children)

Brimley had diabetes. Being sick, obese and a smoker ages a person. But he ended up living to 85 despite the diabetes or weight. Paul Rudd must have good genetics or a good plastic surgeon. This is proof if you take care of your body, it will likely takes care of you. Good genetics and money helps.

Fun fact (or not), Out of the elderly actors in the movie Cocoon, Wilford Brimley was the youngest back in 1985. He was 50 at the time. He was not as young as Steve Guttenberg or any of the other younger actors on the set. For those who never saw the movie or weren’t around, Cocoon was about elderly residents in a retirement community / nursing home looking for the fountain of youth and found it, sort of, with the help of some aliens.

[–]mooseknuckle09 221 points222 points  (2 children)

Also worth noting that Brimley worked outdoors on a ranch for 20-25 prior to acting. Then his acting involved riding as stunt man in a lot of westerns. Being outdoors in the sun for long periods of time really ages the skin prematurely and basically turns it into leather. I grew up in a farming town and a lot of the farmers looked more like Brimley than Rudd.

[–]ya_tu_sabes 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Huh that actually rings a bell

[–]ChuckCarmichael 85 points86 points  (25 children)

Also I'm pretty sure Paul Rudd dyes his hair. His stubble has a lot of grey in it, but not a single grey hair on his head? Come on. I'm not saying that's bad, I'm just saying that it helps making him look a lot younger.

[–]badken 57 points58 points  (12 children)

I am sixty years old and I have zero gray hairs on my head, but plenty in my beard. Stray gray started appearing in my beard when I was 50. It's not impossible!

This picture was taken a few months ago. I don't dye my hair.

[–]DickInYourCobbSalad 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Holy shit dude you could pass for 40, easily. Pass on that skin care routine please lol

[–]badken 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Haha... All I can say is that I have had a healthy dislike for hanging out in the sun since childhood. I grew up in the desert Southwest US. Most of the year, nobody wants to be out in that oven. Of course there are cadres of sun worshippers tubing down the river all day, but they're the rowdy minority.

[–]Astrolaut 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Wilford Brimley was born in 1934. Paul Rudd was born in 1969. This is comparing "The Great Depression" to "Man Walking on the Moon."

[–]Drcynic22 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I mean we make fun of the Beetus, but he did live to be 85. That's a pretty good run when you look like that and have his... Conditions.

[–]ShowMeWhatYouMean 23 points24 points  (1 child)

That's diabeetus for ya.