In 2021, Anthony Hopkins, at 83 years of age, broke an Academy record by becoming the oldest actor to win such an award. Today, there are a few artists in Hollywood who, like him, are still very active despite being older.
1. Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn was born in 1932 in Detroit, Michigan. Before becoming an actress, she worked in various jobs, ranging from serving to modeling and dancing. She achieved notoriety with her performance in the film, Goodbye Charlie, in 1964, which motivated her to study acting with Lee Strasberg.
Her great success came in 1971, with The Last Picture Show, thanks to which she was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar. From then on, she began a very successful career in film and TV. In 2022, at the age of 89, she is still acting in series such as Law and Order and The First Lady.
2. Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins was born in 1937 in Wales in the United Kingdom. He studied drama at a very young age and graduated in 1957. He joined the English National Theatre Company after being invited by the legendary actor, Laurence Olivier, who saw a lot of potential in Hopkins.
In 1967, he began acting on TV, starting his long acting career that went on to include more than 140 films. In 2020, at the age of 83, he won an Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in the dramatic production, The Father. He is still actively working and is currently filming the sequel to that film, The Son.
3. James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones was born in 1931 in Mississippi in the United States. He began studying acting as a way to channel all the energy that kept him restless most of the time. This was the start of a prolific career that led him to act in several classic movies.
His deep and unmistakable voice allowed him to give voices to several iconic movie characters, such as Darth Vader and Mufasa from The Lion King. In 2022, at the age of 91, he returned to voice the Star Wars villain in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.