How Old is Too Old For Action?
Welcome to another episode of Film Center! Derek Johnson and Nicholas Killion discuss the age at which an actor is considered too old to be an action star. We define an action star vs a movie star. We talk about how age factors into being an action star, comparing Harrison Ford’s age during the filming of an Indiana Jones movie to other action stars like Tom Cruise and Jackie Chan. They also touch on typecasting, the decline of action stars in Hollywood, and the reliance on older actors for action movies. Listen in as we give our take on action stars in current Hollywood!