While many seniors are looking forward to relaxing and spending time away from work after retirement, others are still working well past age 80. These 5 actors have continued to act in movies despite being octogenarians. Windermere in-home care professionals discuss the lives of 5 senior Hollywood actors who are living proof age is nothing but a number.
1. Christopher Plummer
Living on a farm near Wheaton, Connecticut, keeps Christopher Plummer busy when he is not acting. He is best remembered for his role in The Sound of Music. In 2015, at the age of 84, he released his latest movie Remember, which is about two Holocaust survivors who go on a road trip looking for other survivors. All does not go as planned on the trip, leading to some terrifying moments.
2. Clint Eastwood
The Dirty Harry films starring Clint Eastwood still thrill audiences today. While Clint Eastwood has not been seen on the silver screen since he played Gus Lobel in Trouble with the Curve, Eastwood has certainly not slowed down. He directed American Sniper in 2014 and Sully in 2016. When he is not busy working, Eastwood enjoys meditating, reading, and traveling.
3. Robert Duvall
In 2015, at the age of 84, Robert Duvall became the oldest person to ever be nominated for an Academy Award as a supporting actor for his role in The Judge. He recently starred In Dubious Battle, which was released on September 5th, 2016. Fans may recall Duvall from many movies, including the first two Godfather films, Lonesome Dove, and To Kill a Mockingbird. When Duvall is not busy working, he enjoys dancing the tango.
4. Michael Caine
This should be an exciting year for Michael Caine’s fans, as he takes to the big screen playing General Anton Vincent in Coup D’etat. Caine is 83 years old and is currently working on his next project, titled Four Kids and It. This actor has already amassed numerous fans for his performances in Inception, The Dark Knight, and The Prestige. When Caine is not working, he relaxes by cooking his own meals and spending time working in his garden.
5. Donald SutherlandMany actors who are much younger cannot keep up with Donald Sutherland, who is 81 years old. He just finished filming Measure of a Man, which is based on the novel One Fat Summer by the author Robert Lipsyte. Sutherland has just finished filming Basmati Blues, a romantic comedy, and he has also completed a movie short called Point and Shoot. Sutherland fans love to watch him in the TV series Ice. When he is not busy working, he is very politically active.
These actors are an inspiration for what seniors can achieve well beyond retirement age. Encourage and support your loved one to stay active and get involved in an activity he or she enjoys. A compassionate caregiver from Home Care Assistance can support your loved one in making creative use of his or her time and assist him or her with daily tasks. We also provide comprehensive Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and dementia home care Windermere families can rely on. To find out more about the home care services we offer, call (407) 232-7155 and request a consultation.