ByKristin Lai, writer at Creators.co
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

When it comes to movie magic, we're used to seeing CGI and sometimes relying on technology to make things happen. But with the critical high acclaim that came with the stunning visuals in movies like Mad Max and the highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, it just goes to show that there's no replacing good, old fashioned techniques like practical effects, costumes, and makeup.

One of the most tried and true methods of movie magic relies on the skills of those talented few in the makeup department. After working tirelessly with makeup and prosthetics, these makeup teams were able to age some of the famous faces of Hollywood.

So how do these celebrities look in real life next to the made-up older versions of themselves? Let's take a look!

1. Sally Field, Forrest Gump (1994)

Age while filming: 48
Age they played: 60s
Age in recent photo: 68

2. Orson Wells, Citizen Kane (1941)

Age while filming: 26
Age they played: 70s?
Age in more recent photo: 70

3. Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night (1992)

Age while filming: 44
Age they played: 50s-60s
Age in recent photo: 67

4. Nicolas Cage, Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

Age while filming: 22
Age they played: 43
Age in recent photo: 43

5. Bette Midler, For the Boys (1991)

Age while filming: 44
Age they played: 60s
Age in recent photo: 68

6. Maggie Smith, Hook (1991)

Age while filming: 57
Age they played: 80s
Age in recent photo: 80

7. Max Von Sydow, The Exorcist (1973)

Age while filming: 44
Age they played: 80s
Age in recent photo: 86

8. Elizabeth Taylor, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)

Age while filming: 32
Age they played: Middle aged
Age in more recent photo: 55

9. Jean Simmons, A Soldier in Love (1967)

Age while filming: 38
Age they played: 70
Age in recent photo: 79

Back to the Future (1985)

10. Christopher Lloyd

Age while filming: 47
Age they played: 60s
Age in recent photo: 76

11. Crispin Glover

Age while filming: 21
Age they played: 47
Age in recent photo: 51

12. Lea Thompson

Age while filming: 24
Age they played: 47
Age in recent photo: 54

13. Thomas F. Wilson

Age while filming: 29
Age they played: 48
Age in recent photo: 56

14. Michael J. Fox, Back to the Future II (1989)

Age while filming: 27
Age they played: 47
Age in recent photo: 47

Which aged-up celebrity do you think matched up best with their real-life older selves? Let us know in the comments section!

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