Andrew Garfield & 12 Other Actors Way Too Old to Play Teens

Bad news for Spider-Man fans: Sony has pushed The Amazing Spider-Man 3 back to 2018. Worse news for Spider-Man fans: this means that by the time the newest movie in the franchise comes out, Andrew Garfield will be 34. Reminder — Peter Parker was 18, 19 at most, at the end of the last movie. So, in other words: this makes absolutely no sense.

True, even if Sony hadn't decided to push the movie back two years, Garfield would still have been way older than his character. There's something about the idea of him being 34, though, that just seems too ridiculous to ignore. Assuming that the third movie takes place relatively soon after the *spoiler alert* death of Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker will still be in his teens. It's one thing for an actor in his early twenties to play the part of an adolescent, but a 34-year-old?! It just can't be believable, no matter how smooth-shaven and floppy-haired the hairdressers make Garfield look.

Unfortunately, he's far form the first actor to be cast in a role way too young for him/her. 12 clearly adult actors who took on parts they should've grown out of long before:

Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man)

Character Age: 16

Real Age: 27

Convincing? Not at all, but at least more than a 34-year-old Garfield will be. Note to the Spider-Man producers: if you ever reboot the franchise again, how about casting a real teen for once?

Stacey Dash (Clueless)

Character Age: 17

Real Age: 28

Convincing? Yes, but not so much when she continued the role for the next five years on the Clueless TV show.

Matt Lanter (Star Crossed)

Character Age: 16

Real Age: 30

Convincing? Not whatsoever. It's no wonder Star Crossed got cancelled after just one season.

Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead)

Character Age: 18

Real Age: 28

Convincing? Mostly, but it's a close call.

Selma Blair (Cruel Intentions)

Character Age: 16

Real Age: 27

Convincing? Completely, which is especially impressive considering how naive Blair's character was supposed to be.

Bianca Lawson (Pretty Little Liars)

Character Age: 17

Real Age: 34

Convincing? Yes, weirdly enough, because Lawson has played a teenager forever.

Stockard Channing (Grease)

Character Age: 17

Real Age: 33

Convincing? Not even a little bit. 

Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights)

Character Age: 19

Real Age: 27

Convincing? Not quite, but who cared when he looked like that?

Mark Salling (Glee)

Character Age: 19

Real Age: 31

Convincing? Eh. Maybe at first, but by now, Puck looks far too old to still be roaming the halls of McKinley High.

Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls)

Character Age: 16

Real Age: 25

Convincing? At the time, yes. Looking back? No way.

Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)

Character Age: 17

Real Age: 30

Convincing? Yup. Maybe it's in the expressions?

Barbra Streisand (Yentl)

Character Age: 19-21

Real Age: 41

Convincing? Absolutely not, but it's Barbra. We forgive.

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