"The Old Man and the Gun" hits theaters on Sept. 28, 2018, with Robert Redford bringing career criminal Forrest Tucker to life. To celebrate the 82-year-old star's new film, Wonderwall.com is taking a look at his peers who continue to work hard in Hollywood well past the age of 80. Keep reading to see the other octogenarians (and a few nonagenarians!) who aren't retiring anytime soon…
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We know, we know. This next one is shocking: Jane Fonda turns 81 in 2018! And it seems like her career is only getting better with age, as she currently stars on Netflix's hit show "Grace and Frankie." Besides playing the lovable Grace Hanson, these days Jane also lends her voice to the Disney Junior series "Elena of Avalor" while starring in major movies like "Book Club." Not too shabby for a star who launched her career back in the '60s with "Cat Ballou"!
Age is just a number for 87-year-old Robert Duvall. The actor got his big break in "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1962 and picked up an Academy Award nomination a decade later for his work as Tom in 1972's "The Godfather." Over four decades later, Robert continues to grace the big screen. In the fall of 2018, he'll be starring opposite Viola Davis and Liam Neeson in the Steve McQueen-directed flick "Widows."
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Imagine nabbing an Academy Award for your first film? That's how Angela Lansbury's career in Hollywood started out! Her work in her first movie, 1944's "Gaslight," earned her that esteemed nomination. And her career has only flourished since then, from another Academy Award nomination for "The Picture of Dorian Gray" to her hit television show "Murder, She Wrote" in the '80s. At 92, Angela has no intention of retiring anytime soon: She has two films set for release in 2018! She voiced a character in the upcoming reboot of "The Grinch" and has a role in "Mary Poppins Returns."
Another iconic star who's appearing in 2018's "Mary Poppins Returns"? Dick Van Dyke! The actor famously played Bert and Mr. Dawes Sr. in the original film and reprises his role (sort of!) playing Mr. Dawes Jr. in the new installment. He also has another film in pre-production called "Capture the Flag." This extends the 92-year-old actor's impressive seven-decade career, which includes highlights like his sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and films such as "Bye Bye Birdie" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."
Lisa Lu is a 91-year-old actress who had a role in one of the biggest films of the year — "Crazy Rich Asians." The star played family matriarch Ah Ma in the popular romantic comedy. And that wasn't her only role in 2018 — she also had a part in "An Impossibly Small Object." She also played the role of Mrs. Yi on "General Hospital" off and on from 2011 to 2015. The star's most notable roles, however, have to be her work in 1993's "The Joy Luck Club" and 2009's apocalyptic "2012."
Hal Holbrook once held the distinction of being the oldest best supporting actor nominee in Oscar history (for his work in "Into the Wild" in 2006). Today, he's 93 and continues to work as an actor, most recently appearing on shows like "Bones," Hawaii Five-0," "Sons of Anarchy" and "Grey's Anatomy."
Morgan Freeman's voice is perhaps one of the most recognizable in Hollywood, and it's served him well over the years. So much so that the 81 year old continues to work steadily in the entertainment industry. He narrated the film "Alpha" in 2018 and stars alongside Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren in Disney's upcoming "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms."
The busiest 92 year old in Hollywood? That distinction goes to Cloris Leachman! In 2018 alone she's voicing characters on "Elena of Avalor" and "Justice League Action" and appearing in two films — "Lez Bomb" and "I Can Only Imagine." She also has two other projects in the works: a role in 2019's "When We Last Spoke" and a voice-acting gig in 2020's "The Croods 2." Cloris, who rose to fame on "The Mary Tyler Moore" show in the '70s, also set a record for being the oldest actress to ever compete on "Dancing With the Stars" back in 2008 when she joined the cast at age 82.
At 88, Christopher Plummer set a Hollywood record! He became the oldest Academy Award nominee ever when he picked up a nod for his work in "All the Money in the World" in 2018. He also holds the record for being the oldest Oscar winner after he took home the best supporting actor trophy for his film "Beginners" at age 82. Best known for his work in the classic film "The Sound of Music," Christopher still has two films on his docket this year — "The Last Full Measure" and "Cliffs of Freedom." His most recent release, "Boundaries" with Vera Farmiga, came out in September.
Next up, a living legend! Rita Moreno is the first ever performer to win the EGOT — she picked up her Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards by the '70s. Now 86, Rita continues to keep busy. She's appeared on hit shows like "Grey's Anatomy," "Jane the Virgin" and "Grace and Frankie" over the last few years. And she currently voices a character on the animated Sprout TV series "Nina's World."
Younger audiences were introduced to Donald Sutherland in his role as President Snow in the "Hunger Games" film franchise. But the star has been active in Hollywood since well before he signed on to star in the first film in 2012. Donald's career started in the '60s and continues to flourish in 2018. He's currently playing J. Paul Getty on the television show "Trust" and will hit the big screen alongside Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones in 2019's "Ad Astra."
It might be hard to believe, but Hector Elizondo is 81! The star is best known for his roles in films like "Pretty Woman" and "The Princess Diaries" franchise, but he's keeping just as busy in his eighties! Hector voices a character on Disney Junior's "Elena of Avalor" and has held down a role on the television show "Last Man Standing" since 2011. He also makes an appearance in the 2018 TV flick "Guess Who Died" alongside Holland Taylor and Christopher Lloyd.
Ed Asner, 88, has several projects in the works! The actor is best known for his role on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and for being the most honored male performer in the history of the Primetime Emmys (he's won seven statues!). These days, he's keeping very busy with six projects in post-production including a film with fellow senior star Marion Ross called "Senior Entourage." He also starred with the "Happy Days" alum in the 2018 movie "Angels on Tap."
Best known for helping terrify audiences in "The Exorcist" back in 1974, Ellen Burstyn continues to act in 2018! The star, now 85 years old, has two projects under her belt this year and three more in production. Among her latest roles? "Welcome to Pine Grove!" — a new series set in a senior community center co-starring James Caan and Ann-Margret.
At 96, Carl Reiner is still lending his voice to movies and TV! He recently voiced a character on the children's flick "Duck Duck Goose" and has also voiced characters on shows like "Justice League Action" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates." He also made appearances in 2017's "Young & Hungry" and in his "The Dick Van Dyke Show" co-star's Rose Marie's documentary "Wait For Your Laugh."
Cicely Tyson looks incredible for 93 years old! She earned an Academy Award nomination back in 1973 for her work in "Sounder" and picked up two Emmys for her performance as a former slave in "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" in 1974. The legendary actress most recently appeared on ABC's "How To Get Away with Murder" and Netflix's "House of Cards."
You might remember Robert Wagner from the TV show "Hart to Hart" or possibly from the "Austin Powers" trilogy, but the 88-year-old star is still making moves in Hollywood! In 2018, he's continued to reprise his role on "NCIS" and has made appearances on shows like "Date My Dad" and "Hot in Cleveland" over the last few years.
Dame Judi Dench has won 10 BAFTAs over her illustrious career, which shows no signs of stopping! In 2018, she starred in "Red Joan" as the titular character in the story of the KGB'S longest serving British spy. She also has two films on her docket — "Artemis Fowl" and "Six Minutes to Midnight."
With roles on television shows like "The Kominsky Method," "Get Shorty" and "BoJack Horseman," Alan Arkin stays busy! The actor, who's best known for his work in films like 1990's "Edward Scissorhands" and 2006's "Little Miss Sunshine," is a sprightly 84 years old. Next up for the star? A role in Tim Burton's "Dumbo" alongside Eva Green and Colin Farrell in 2019.
Did you know Darth Vader himself is 87 years old? Yep, James Earl Jones is nearing his nineties but is not slowing down for one second. In 2017, he received a lifetime achievement Tony Award for his work on the stage. And he's also been active in film and TV! He reprised his iconic "Star Wars" role in 2016's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and has also served as the voice of the character on the animated show "Star Wars Rebels." He's also set to reprise one of his other iconic roles in 2019: the voice of Mufasa in a new version of "The Lion King."
"Happy Days" star Marion Ross turns 90 later this year, but she's not letting her age get in the way of her work. In 2018, she voiced a character on the "Guardians of the Galaxy" television series and has two films with another member of this list, Ed Asner, out this year — "Angels on Tap" and "Senior Entourage."
Kris Kristofferson got his start in the entertainment industry as a singer and actor back in the '60s. Since then, he's become a household name thanks to roles in flicks like "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," "Heaven's Gate" and "A Star is Born," which won him a Golden Globe Award for best actor. He continues to act today, appearing in the 2018 film "Blaze," which was written and directed by Ethan Hawke.
At 85, Joan Collins currently stars on more hit shows than some actors half her age! She joined the cast of "American Horror Story" in 2018 while also starring on E!'s "The Royals." Her impressive career, which kicked off in the '50s and includes the legendary '80s series "Dynasty," has continued to thrive for more than half a century.
Captain Kirk from "Star Trek" is now 87 years old — but you'd never know it! William Shatner has kept busy since his start in the '50s. Just in the last two years, he's voiced characters on six shows while acting on three shows including the TV miniseries "The Indian Detective." Next up for the star? The aptly titled "Senior Moment" alongside Christopher Lloyd and Jean Smart.
It's hard to believe that Michael Caine turned 85 in 2018! The star has had many critically acclaimed roles over his nearly 60-year career in projects including 1966's "Alfie," 1975's "The Man Who Would Be King" and 1983's "Educating Rita." He is one of only two actors who has been nominated for an Academy Award every decade since the 1960s (with Jack Nicholson being the other). He also found commercial success as Ebenezer Scrooge in "The Muppet Christmas Carol" and Alfred in Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" movie trilogy. He continues to work steadily, starring in "King of Thieves" in 2018 and lending his voice to the cartoon "Sherlock Gnomes." Next up, he'll take on the role of Lord Boresh alongside Ben Foster in "Medieval."
Betty White is an icon who continues to have an active career on the small screen! Though best known for her roles as Sue on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and Rose on "The Golden Girls," she's continued to pop up on several series in the last few years including "Fireside Chat with Esther," "Young & Hungry," "Bones" and "Hot in Cleveland." Not too shabby for a 96 year old!
Recognize this guy? John Astin is perhaps best remembered for his legendary role as Gomez Addams on "The Addams Family" in the '60s. But he's worked steadily since then, including voicing a character on 2018's "Justice League Action." Next up for the actor? A film called "Starship II: Rendezvous with Ramses."