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5 Current Actors Over Age 80

By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on

Seniors who remain productive after age 65 can be inspirational. However, there are some people who have continued to work past age 80, including a few famous actors. Your loved one may remember some of these Hollywood actors from when he or she was younger. Mesa elder care experts have listed 5 actors who show us seniors can remain active and productive past age 80.

1. Christopher Plummer

Best remembered for his role opposite Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music, Christopher Plummer, who was born on December 13th, 1929, is the oldest person to ever win an Academy Award. When he is not busy working, he enjoys spending time on his farm near Wheaton, Connecticut. He has also performed on TV and Broadway and has written concert musical pieces. His most recent lead role was in the 2015 film Remember

2. Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood’s most recent film was in 2012 when he played the lead role of Gus Lobel in Trouble with the Curve. Eastwood has since taken to directing with American Sniper in 2014 and Sully in 2016. This actor, who was born on May 31st, 1930, enjoys meditating, reading, and traveling.

3. Robert Duvall

Robert Duvall became the oldest person to ever be nominated for an Academy Award, which was as a supporting actor for his role in The Judge. This actor, who was born on January 5th, 1931, enjoys dancing the tango when he is not busy working. Fans may want to watch his film In Dubious Battle, which is based on the John Steinbeck novel of the same title and was released in 2016. 

4. Michael Caine

Old age is definitely no barrier for Michael Caine. He just finished starring as General Anton Vincent in Coup D’état, which will be released in 2017. He is already busy filming Four Kids and It even though he was born on March 14th, 1933, and is 83 years old. His performances in The Dark Knight, Inception, and The Prestige have already drawn a wide fan base. Caine attributes his ability to keep working to his healthy eating habits. He often cooks his own food, and he also enjoys working in his lush garden where he grows much of the food he eats. 

5. Donald Sutherland

Many actors probably wish they could be as active as Donald Sutherland, who was born on July 17th, 1935. He just completed work on the film adaptation of Robert Lipsyte’s novel One Fat Summer, now titled Measure of a Man. He also just finished working on a romantic comedy called Basmati Blues and the short film Point and Shoot. He is regularly seen in the TV series Ice. Sutherland is politically active when he is not working.

These five actors are over 80 years old, yet they are busy men. Each one takes the time to do something he loves as often as possible. Finding the right balance between work and play seems to be the key to longevity. This is why Home Care Assistance developed the Balanced Care Method (BCM), which offers senior care solutions with an emphasis on balance and longevity. All our caregivers are trained in BCM, which is based on studies demonstrating only one-third of our healthy longevity is related to genetics while two-thirds is related to lifestyle factors within our control. Call (480) 699-4899 today to discuss BCM and the other services we offer. Our dedicated caregivers are trained to provide specialized Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and dementia care Mesa seniors can trust. Get in touch with a Care Manager to learn more.