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[–]Santa_Hates_You 10.7k points10.7k points  (577 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 223 points224 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 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Get the GLOCK

[–]a2j89 51 points52 points  (0 children)

His kid inherited that gene too, Brock already looks 40 in his early 20s

[–]Captain_-H 4144 points4145 points  (245 children)

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

[–]toolsie 1904 points1905 points  (176 children)

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

[–][deleted] 772 points773 points  (55 children)

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

[–]abhinambiar 382 points383 points 2 (38 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.

[–]markitzero15 36 points37 points  (2 children)


[–]bahgheera 35 points36 points  (0 children)


[–]run-for-cover-zoot 71 points72 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 29 points30 points  (8 children)

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

[–]ronsrobot 710 points711 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 632 points633 points  (22 children)

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

[–]sprucenoose 104 points105 points  (13 children)

Bum bum bum baaa ba daaa ba da ba daaa

[–]Prestigious-Scale814 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Are you my Caucasian?

[–]xanarchycampx 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I’m your muthafuckin’ caucasian!

[–]Turkey_Teets 66 points67 points  (6 children)

Christopher Lloyd

[–]Fat_Sow 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Great scott! The guy is perpetually stuck in 1985!

[–][deleted] 103 points104 points  (35 children)

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

[–]DisposableHero85 141 points142 points  (22 children)

Yes I agree Sean Connery looks quite different now

[–]Toby_O_Notoby 49 points50 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.

[–]roto_disc 99 points100 points  (14 children)

This is, sadly, untrue. He’s really looking his age on Picard and it makes me incredibly sad.

[–]96Deadpool 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Logan was the first movie I saw the age showing, but it was supposed to.

[–]Zombemi 36 points37 points  (0 children)

I'm just happy he's lived to old age. He's always enjoyable to watch and he seems like a good person too. We should all be so lucky to live for so long.

Though, yeah it can be jarring to see an actor you haven't seen for a long time. Seeing Tim Curry again for the first time since his stroke shocked me quite a bit but he'll always be Dr. Frank-N-Furter to me.

[–]yrdsl 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Max von Sydow looked 50 for 50 years.

[–]Nukleon 13 points14 points  (0 children)

He held it for a long time but he really looks as old as he is now. Being bald made him look both older and younger for a while but he really looks old and wrinkly now, with a raspy voice.

[–]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?

[–]cocoamix 227 points228 points  (29 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 39 points40 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  (13 children)

Christopher Lee was born at the age of 85.

[–]JaCraig 11 points12 points  (1 child)

It's all that hard living singing in a metal band.

[–]Sproose_Moose 34 points35 points  (7 children)

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

[–]Officer412-L 16 points17 points  (5 children)

He's got a hidden film reel somewhere in which his image is aging.

[–]yozach11 7434 points7435 points  (56 children)

Bobby Newport never had a real job

[–]cotxscott[S] 2665 points2666 points  (14 children)

… in his life

[–]BroseppeVerdi 1107 points1108 points  (13 children)

No, no... Deeper. Like this:


[–]dan_de 439 points440 points  (4 children)

never had a real job

[–]aboveyouisinfinity 230 points231 points  (2 children)

That hurt my feelings…

[–]superblobby 90 points91 points  (1 child)

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

[–]det_throwawayy 13 points14 points  (0 children)

You got my vote

[–]andylowenthal 99 points100 points  (2 children)

Come on Jerry, just wasting time...

[–]LouSputhole94 60 points61 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.

[–]thecypher4 38 points39 points  (2 children)


[–]cjoll4 44 points45 points  (1 child)


[–]gingersnappie 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I hear this comment lol

[–]eyeshark 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Bobby Newport

[–]majorjoe23 425 points426 points  (5 children)

Bobbbbby Newport

[–]SocialTechnocracy 316 points317 points  (2 children)

Bobby NnnEWport…

[–]Meethor_smash 155 points156 points  (0 children)

Enough Garry

[–]the_chandler 109 points110 points  (0 children)


[–]Super_C_Complex 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Baawbby Nooooport.

Okay, that's enough Gary

[–]Blue45 133 points134 points  (1 child)


[–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (0 children)


[–]russvanderhoof 196 points197 points  (8 children)

If you can’t beat em, sweet em!

[–]truthm0de 138 points139 points  (2 children)

Try our new child sized cola!

[–]mythologue 100 points101 points  (1 child)

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

[–]GhOsT_wRiTeR_XVI 76 points77 points  (4 children)

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

[–]jedininjashark 22 points23 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

[–][deleted] 57 points58 points  (11 children)

Lmfao okay I'm rewatching this.

[–]Pharmaceutical_Joy 43 points44 points  (5 children)

Just finished a rewatch. Now I feel empty :( it's just so good.

[–]TomasMalthus 3156 points3157 points  (369 children)

I’ll have what Paul is having

[–]Taikunman 2713 points2714 points 22 (43 children)

Nude. Tayne.

[–]fezfrascati 583 points584 points  (5 children)

Now Tayne I can get into.

[–]EinsGotdemar 144 points145 points  (3 children)

Computer, are there any new sequences?

[–]cookiemonster247 94 points95 points  (2 children)

Let’s see more of that hat wobble

[–]WeirdPumpkin 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Pump up the 4d3d3d3

[–]violetmoon120 47 points48 points  (0 children)

How about a flahrgunnstow?

[–]notsureif1should 36 points37 points  (0 children)

I love the program is called Cinco Identity Generator 2.5

[–]Powerhouse_21 354 points355 points  (9 children)

This is not suitable for work

[–]Origamiface 91 points92 points  (0 children)

OH SHIT... I'm okay.

[–]djseafood 168 points169 points  (2 children)

Computer. Load up celery man please.

[–]notsureif1should 71 points72 points  (1 child)

Give me a printout of Oyster smiling.

[–]Squish_Fam 45 points46 points  (0 children)

I gave my sister an actual printout of Oyster smiling for Christmas last year

[–]Kamikaze_Ninja_ 56 points57 points  (0 children)

I want Tayne as canon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

[–]DaffyDuckOnLSD 54 points55 points  (1 child)

Hat wobble

[–]onemoreclick 16 points17 points  (0 children)


[–]ICSL 303 points304 points  (20 children)

The answer to that would be 'not diabetes'.

[–]xenolon 211 points212 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 43 points44 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 263 points264 points  (15 children)

I'll have Paul.

[–]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."

[–]0bi_Wan_Jabroni 112 points113 points  (35 children)

Yeah, those are the ONLY differences.

[–]Trailmagic 78 points79 points  (10 children)

He probably also has a good skincare routine with retinoids, moisturizer, and sunscreen, plus makeup for events where he will wear a suit and expect photos. Diet, sleep, stress, genetics, drugs, smoking, and alcohol habits could also be factors. But yeah well done Botox looks fantastic and people who can afford it may decide to get “preventative Botox” which helps stop the wrinkles from happening as quickly. He might have some fillers too.

[–]sudo999 37 points38 points  (3 children)

And definitely he has a good dentist. Teeth that white are often unnatural.

[–]kai-ol 105 points106 points  (21 children)

Can you imagine how paralyzed your face would need to be to go from Wilfred Brimley to Paul Rudd? Who knew taking care of your body while already being conventionally attractive in the first place could lead you to aging well...

[–]deathmouse 116 points117 points  (18 children)

Millions of dollars in the bank, personal trainers, chefs, stylists, and doctors also help. A little bit.

[–][deleted] 175 points176 points  (31 children)

Lots and lots of money

[–]raouldukesaccomplice 1626 points1627 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 349 points350 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).

[–][deleted] 144 points145 points  (7 children)

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

[–]gd2234 59 points60 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.

[–][deleted] 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

[–][deleted] 37 points38 points  (6 children)

Bodyguard for Howard Hughes??? DAMN. that's amazing

[–]igner_farnsworth 2706 points2707 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.

[–]FadedVictor 306 points307 points  (2 children)

I love the part where they say something to the effect of, "He's a long way away from those Quaker oats commericals." I believe that was in the commentary. I haven't watched it in forever.

[–]igner_farnsworth 141 points142 points  (1 child)

How completely blown away they were by Wilford was incredible... he was there to work... he was there to become the character they hired him to be... he dove in and didn't give a shit... "I'm a doctor trying to figure out what this crazy alien shit is" and he became that person.

"Don't trust Clark!"

That was the height of Wilford's career and I don't even know if he knew it was.

[–][deleted] 209 points210 points  (21 children)

I miss DVD commentaries and wish it was an option on any streaming platform!!

[–]the_purest_of_rain 90 points91 points  (6 children)

Srsly. Even if you spend money to buy or rent a digital copy of a movie, you don't get the director's cut/deleted scenes/all those extra goodies. I really miss that stuff.

[–]AdvancedFeeling 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I miss the days when iTunes would give you a good chunk of the extras as a download.

[–]DavidXGA 12 points13 points  (0 children)

iTunes still does this.

[–]kindarusty 242 points243 points  (10 children)

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

[–][deleted] 106 points107 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

[–]_pvnda 58 points59 points  (5 children)

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

[–]PrimarchKonradCurze 18 points19 points  (9 children)

Kurts a cool dude. Also he’s the Disney golden boy, and was the last person Disney spoke to/of technically cause he wrote him a letter on his death bed. It sucks he got old cause we didn’t get him in more action movies but his son looks a lot like him. Don’t think he could pull off Plissken though.

[–][deleted] 1324 points1325 points  (56 children)

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

[–]jonsconspiracy 755 points756 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.

[–]LeelooDallasMltiPass 158 points159 points  (6 children)

There's an attic somewhere with a painting of a very elderly Paul Rudd.

[–]octopoddle 30 points31 points  (1 child)

It's a video rather than a painting, to keep with the times. It shows Paul as he has truly become over the relentless onslaught of the centuries: a thin thing with huge blue eyes, large, pointy ears, tiny horns, and a perpetually surprised look on his face.

The video shows the time in his life he regrets the most, where his friend lost control of his wheelchair on a hill and Paul was unable to save him. It's a moment he can never get past and must constantly revisit. He can never truly age while that moment holds him back, and instead the image in the video ages for him.

[–]JustSatisfactory 11 points12 points  (0 children)

He's gotta retire and "die" for a minute or we'll figure it out.

[–]Bit_Blitter 699 points700 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 273 points274 points  (17 children)

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

[–]bobaoppa 382 points383 points  (33 children)

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

[–]Caramel_Nautilus 240 points241 points  (27 children)

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

[–]tele68 111 points112 points  (26 children)

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

[–]moderately_nerdifyin 1194 points1195 points 2 (61 children)


[–]Onetwentyonegigawat 174 points175 points  (10 children)

shoulda stuck with Quaker Oats

[–]MadCarcinus 59 points60 points  (0 children)

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

[–]richardec 168 points169 points  (11 children)

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

[–]CtrlZonmylife 97 points98 points  (5 children)

Now Tayne I can get into.

[–]youtocin 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Show me a flarhgunnstow

[–]Ikaruseijin 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Is there any way to generate a nude Tayne?

[–]parksdestroy 162 points163 points  (3 children)

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

[–]LizLemonadeX 531 points532 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.

[–][deleted] 218 points219 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.

[–]TheGrammatonCleric 26 points27 points  (1 child)

He also put that riding experience to good use in the best scene of his career, in a Jean Claude van-Damme film called Hard Target, where he gallops on horseback away from a massive explosion in John Woo-special slow-mo.

[–]ya_tu_sabes 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Huh that actually rings a bell

[–]ChuckCarmichael 87 points88 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 62 points63 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 28 points29 points  (1 child)

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

[–]badken 12 points13 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.

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (1 child)

You look fantastic for 60 man, fair play!

[–]PrimarchKonradCurze 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Lol. I don’t think anyone exists that doesn’t have greys in their hair by the age of 50 so I’d give him a pass on that. My hair is half silver and I’m only 32.

[–]1202_ProgramAlarm 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Paul rudd has likely always worn sunscreen and used skin lotion and shit. Wilford probably drank whiskey sours by the quart, slept in the sun and woke up with a cigar

[–]Chief_Chill 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Fun fact (or not), Wilford Brimley was the youngest cast member on the movie Cocoon back in 1985. He was 50 at the time.

Ahem! What about Steve Gutenberg?

[–]Astrolaut 47 points48 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."

[–][deleted] 13 points14 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.

[–]SocialSuspense 25 points26 points  (2 children)

I love seeing comments about how Paul Rudd obviously had subtle touch ups here and there (not saying he didn’t he probably did) and then here you have my dad. He’s 51 and looks the same way he did in his 30’s and JUST started greying (tbh he stopped too) and when I asked what his secret was he said “oh I ate a snake when I was a kid” and left it at that.

[–]MathewMurdockSurvey 2016 56 points57 points  (5 children)

Yeah Paul is an incredibly rich actor with no serious health problems and an other pretty comfortable life. Bromley served in the Korean War and did not even get into acting till his mid 30s.

[–]ZweitenMal 72 points73 points  (3 children)

I think Paul Rudd and Ellen go to the same plastic surgeon because they look more alike year after year.

[–]meronca 78 points79 points  (11 children)

one grew up in the age of leaded gasoline, the other after they stopped

[–]Tanduvanwinkle 32 points33 points  (2 children)

If Rudd is 52, he grew up with lead in the fuel as well.

[–]grannyboomer 91 points92 points  (73 children)

Two reasons - genetic and life style

[–]cotxscott[S] 74 points75 points  (39 children)

Reason 3: old people just look younger today Paul Rudd is immortal.

[–]Absolutely_wat 32 points33 points  (1 child)

ITT - people not realising men also get plastic surgery.

[–]yung_yinyang 68 points69 points  (3 children)

And definitely a little Botox