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15 Side By Sides Of Celebs Over 80 And What They Looked Like When They Were Young

I hate to use tired cliches, but there's no other way to say that age really is just a number. That it's about the amount of life in your years, not the years in your life that count (barf).

Below is a list of celebrities that are living testaments to that statement. Have a look and check out this 15 side-by-sides of celebrities over 80 compared to what they looked like back when they were young.

Joan Collins

Hammer Films / @joancollinsdbe

If you didn't already know, then there's no way that you'd ever assume that Joan Collins was knocking on the door of being 90s-years-old. The iconic actress is as busy as ever and showing no signs whatsoever that she's slowing down.

Dame Judi Dench

Columbia Pictures / Sky

Has there ever been a name that commands respect in the same way as Dame Judi Dench? No, there has not. Dame Dench is one of the most formidable actresses to ever step in front of a camera.

Morgan Freeman

@morganfreeman / @morganfreeman

I was actually shocked to learn that Morgan Freeman was in the Air Force. Thank goodness he never saw active combat, otherwise, the world might never have borne witness to his acting legacy.

Thank you for your service, Morgan Freeman — in more ways than one.

Julie Andrews

Disney / Netflix

For as long as I live, I don't think I'll ever find a film that affected me quite like Mary Poppins. Seeing Julie Andrews fly in on her umbrella is forever embedded into the forefront of my mind.

Lily Tomlin

Paramount Pictures / Netflix

I mean no disrespect whatsoever to Jane Fonda or Martin Sheen — but Lily Tomlin absolutely carried the cast of Grace & Frankie. Her oddball antics have made her a proverbial living legend in Hollywood, as well as an all-time favorite.

William Daniels

WNET / Disney Channel

If you didn't grow up in the 90s, there's a good chance you might not know or recognize Bill Daniels. But for those of us who did, who will affectionately and forever be known as Mr. George Feeny.

Sir Anthony Hopkins

Orion Pictures / @anthonyhopkins

Did you know that the year Anthony Hopkins won his Oscar for "Best Actor" in The Silence of the Lambs, that he was on screen for less than 20 minutes? It just goes to show you there's no such thing as small roles, only small actors.

Betty White

@bettymwhite / @bettymwhite

I know that I probably don't mean to remind you but Betty White turns 100 next year. Until that time, I say that we all band together and protect Betty at all costs. She's far too important to risk having anything happen to her.

Al Pacino

Warner Bros. / Amazon Studios

I flat-out love Al Pacino. There isn't a single role you can point to in his long and storied career where he hasn't either met or exceeded all expectations put before him. I loved him in Amazon's Hunters and I was sad to see him go.

Jane Fonda

Paramount Pictures / @janefonda

Jane Fonda has been able to continually reinvent herself time and time again. She's an Oscar-winning actress, a fitness mogul, and one of the most cherished actresses of hers or any generation for that matter. I simply can't say enough good things about Jane.

Sir Patrick Stewart

BBC2 / @sirpatstew

The 2020 pandemic was hard for everyone, but one of the good things to come of it was being able to hear Patrick Stewart reading all of Shakespeare's 154 sonnets from start to finish. They're all still available on his Instagram page if you happened to miss out the first time around.

Christopher Lloyd

ABC / @mrchristopherlloyd

Everyone is clamoring for a reboot of Back to the Future, but I think it's a mistake. Instead, I'd much rather see a live-action Rick and Morty movie, starring Chris as Grandpa Rick! Make that movie Hollywood, come on!

Dick Van Dyke

Disney / @official_dick_van_dyke

I loved the character of Bert when I was a kid, but apparently, I was in the minority! The overall consensus by fans and film critics is that Dick's Cockney accent is one of the worst in the history of film.

Martin Sheen

United Artists / Netflix

When you look at the careers that Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen have had, it's clear to see that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Apocalypse Now is considered by any serious film buff to be a must-watch, thanks in no small part to Martin's performance.

Clint Eastwood

Unidis / Warner Bros.

There will never be another man quite like Clint Eastwood. He's the last cowboy from the Spaghetti Western era and perhaps the greatest who ever lived — save for maybe John Wayne.

I haven't seen Cry Macho yet, but it's on my list of films to watch.