Plot Watch: The Premature Aging of Celebrities

Senior Moments: This month, Brad Pitt gets his wrinkle on in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, as a man who ages in reverse for 80-plus years. Here, a look at other films that famously piled on the prosthetics: Who grew older gracefully - and who should have sounded their medic-alert button in the makeup room?

BACK TO THE FUTURE II, 1989

The setup: 'Cause it worked so well the first time, Marty, Doc, and that steel-trap DeLorean crash-land in 2015 to further muck up the McFly clan.

Growth spurt: 30 years

Age-o-meter: In their tacky wigs, faux forehead folds, and high-waist pants, Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson (above) were more Mad magazine than AARP.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

FOR THE BOYS, 1991

The setup: Scenery gobbler Bette Midler heads overseas to ham it up for the troops during wartime.

Growth spurt: 50 years

Age-o-meter: The divine goes dysmorphic, thanks to latex overload. The barely recognizable Miss M. is rendered Jabba the Hutt's mother in garish lipstick.

THE HOURS, 2002

The setup: A conflicted, Stepfordish housewife bakes a cake, lays a smooch on her neighbor, and considers suicide. Growth spurt: 40 years

Age-o-meter: Flawless. Usually luminous Julianne Moore could have sauntered into Bob's Big Boy to score an early-bird special in that disguise and no one would have batted a bifocaled eye.

THE GOOD SHEPHERD, 2006

The setup: Matt Damon helps kick-start the creation of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Growth spurt: 22 years

Age-o-meter: What aging? Studioheads apparently couldn't bring themselves to unpretty Damon and Angelina Jolie with a liver spot or two. Is the CIA hiding the fountain of youth?

Celebrity
Share
Kit Harington Is Tired of Being Shirtless for Your Female Gaze
Celebrity
Share
Amber Heard's Lawyers Say Claims of Blackmail Against Johnny Depp Are "Highly Offensive"
Celebrity
Share
Amal and George Clooney Met the Pope and the Mutual Admiration Was Palpable
Celebrity
Share
Emilia Clarke Wants to Play James (Er, Jane) Bond, and We're on Board
Celebrity
Share
Watch Selena Gomez Play a Teen Runaway Alongside Paul Rudd in 'The Fundamentals of Caring' Trailer
Celebrity
Share
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys Welcome Their First Child
Celebrity
Share
Adele Just Bought a Fancy Beverly Hills Mansion and It's Absolutely Amazing
Celebrity
Share
The Amount of Money Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian Will Get for Their Baby's First Photo Is Insane
Celebrity
Share
Watch Emilia Clarke Dance and Rap with Khal Moro
Celebrity
Share
The Best Celebrity Memorial Day Instagrams