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Five movie stars who won international fame at a mature age. Photo

Yana SonchkivskaLife
Stars started acting in movies after 30
Stars started acting in movies after 30

Most of the cult movie stars became popular in their youth, with many years failed to gain recognition. But actors did not give up and went to their dream.

Judi Dench at 61 received her first Oscar, and Christoph Foltz up to 50 years appeared only in minor roles and low-budget films. OBOZREVATEL tells about actors who became celebrities at a mature age.

  • Judi Dench

The 87-year-old British actress Judi Dench rose to fame after starring in the 1995 film "GoldenEye" about James Bond. At the time, the movie star was 61 years old. Since the late 50's she has played in the theater and only 40 years after the beginning of her career Judi was recognized. Dench's coveted Oscar came with the role of Elizabeth I in the 1998 film "Shakespeare in Love.

  • Christoph Waltz

Actor Christoph Waltz became a star at age 51 when director Quentin Tarantino cast him as Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds. He is one of the main characters in the film. For his participation in the legendary film, he managed to receive a number of prestigious awards "Oscar" and "Golden Globe". He began his career in film in 1979, but only gained popularity in 2009. Waltz received his second Oscar statuette in 2012 for his role in Django Libre.

  • Morgan Freeman

Actor Morgan Freeman had been trying hard to succeed in Hollywood since 1964. At first he played in extras, then in minor roles, and only gained recognition after his participation in the movie "Miss Daisy's Driver" at the age of 52. Freeman won an Academy Award in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. Now the artist is 84 years old, he is still making movies and winning awards.

  • Jessica Chastain

Oscar-2022 contender Jessica Chastain gained worldwide fame at age 34 when she played a supporting role in the 2011 film The Handmaid. Outstanding in her career was also the film "The Tree of Life", which was awarded the Palme d'Or. Now the actress is 44 years old and her career is at its peak, Jessica is the winner of the Golden Globe and the Screen Actors Guild Award.

  • Melissa McCarthy

Comedic actress Melissa McCarthy began her way in the movies in the 90s, but in 2011, at the age of 41 she played a bridesmaid in the film "Girls' Night Out in Vegas". For her participation in the film, the actress was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. From 2010 to 2016, she played the title role in the TV series "Mike and Molly".

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