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15 Actors Who Perfectly Played The Teenage Role Despite The Big Age Gap

Is it talent or beauty?

We have all seen in many of our favorite movies where the teenage character is played but an adult actor. It is no secret, it has been happening for a long time now. It is said that the reason for giving the teenage role to an adult actor instead of giving it to an actual teenage actor a chance is because of a lack of experience and skills. They apparently do not perform as great as the experienced ones. It is not a lie though, in many movies, they prove themselves right. Some actors are gifted with beauty and talent so they perfectly play the role of a teenager and definitely look like one too. Therefore, it seems like an absolutely right choice, their talent and amazing performance have left us speechless. We have collected a bunch of actors who nailed their performances playing a role of a teenager despite a huge age gap. Keep on scrolling down to see who they are…


1. Jessica Barden in “The End of the F***ing World” (2018) as Alyssa.

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2. Ralph Macchio in “The Karate Kid” (1984) as Daniel LaRusso.


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3. Robert Downey Jr. in “Captain America: Civil War” (2016) as young Tony Stark.


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4. Emilia Clarke in “Game of Thrones” (2011) as Daenerys Targaryen.


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5. Aimee Lou Wood in “Sex Education” (2019) as Aimee Gibbs.


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6. Michael J. Fox in “Back to the Future” (1985) as Marty McFly.


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7. Cole Sprouse in “Riverdale” (2017) as Jughead Jones.


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Absolutely mind blowing, they all are so talented and I feel like they are lying about their actual age. They all actually look like a teenager, just like the role they have played. They are either aging backward or they have a secret skin care routine because they have definitely hit rewind on their age. Thanks to their excellent acting skills, they have convinced us with their amazing performance as well. I mean just look at Robert Downey Jr. he played a role of a teenager at the age of 51?! He is the winner guys. I am so shocked, this is crazy. Keep on scrolling down…

8. Timothée Chalamet in “Dune” (2021) as Paul Atreides.


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9. Rachel McAdams in “The Notebook” (2004) as Allie Hamilton.


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10. Rachel McAdams in “Mean Girls” (2004) as Regina George.


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11. Stockard Channing in “Grease” (1978) as Rizzo.

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12. Tobey Maguire in “Spider-Man” (2002) as Peter Parker.


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13. Alexa Demie in “Euphoria” (2019) as Maddy Pérez.

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14. Florence Pugh in “Little Women” (2019) as Amy March.


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15. Cory Monteith in “Glee” (2009) as Finn Hudson.

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I am sure you all also want to know their secret to look forever young. Which actor’s teenager role shocked you the most? Comment down below…


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