Ben Savage Will Play Young Mandy Patinkin in 'Criminal Minds' & 17 Stars Who Played The Same Character at Different Ages

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Ben Savage has just been cast as a young version of Many Patinkin's character Jason Gideon in the CBS drama Criminal Minds, according to TV Guide. And yes, in case you were wondering his big brother Fred Savage did co-star with Patinkin in The Princes Bride many, many moons ago and the pop culture universe is folding in on itself. The episode starring Savage will be a series of flashbacks to the 1970s, which showrunner Erica Messer described as, " [A] love letter to fans."

The backstory will show how Gideon and David Rossi (Joe Mantengna) got their start in the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), a subdivision of the FBI. Messer continued, "I've wanted to go back to how the BAU all started and now being in Season 10, it feels like it's time[.]" Though Patinkin left the show in Season 3, this flashback episode is also an opportunity to revisit the character of Gideon.

Ben Savage and Mandy Patinkin are among many actors who have played past and future versions of the same character. Let's take a look at some of Hollywood's most famous flashbacks. Enjoy.

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