Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Less young, more beautiful

Like the wine, many men and women simply get better with age. Let's just skip George Clooney and go to other famous men and women who get better with age, starting with:

This 46 year old stunning Spanish actor is a multiple award winner, Bond villain, and with his latest role in The Pirates of the Caribbean we'll be seeing him as another villain which definately makes him one of the Hollywood's favorite bad guys.

From Blackadder to Dr. House, this Englishman is now 55, and he doesn't stop getting better and better.  Actor, writer, director, musician, comedian, genius.

Wonderful Danish actor, another Bond villain, role which made him worldwide recognized. I bet you didn't know he was a gymnast and dancer, too. Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award winner for the performance in the Danish film Hunt, which is definitely one of the must-see movies. 

She is one of only six actors who have won three or more competitive Academy Awards for acting. Her filmography and talent are too legendary to be talked about in here, so let's just admire her in silence.

French actress, former fashion model and a singer. She is also known as the wife of French-Polish director Roman Polanski. Her performance in The Ninth Gate, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and La Vie en Rose brought her world-wide recognition, although she has had already achieved her international status before as a professional model. Emmanuelle Seigner radiates natural beauty that has no age.

The time stopped for this guy, but he never stopped surprising us. Actor, singer, songwriter and director, Jared became famous in the early 90s thanks to the television series My So-Called Life. In around 15 years a lot has happened in his carrer, let's just mention his successful band Thirty Seconds to Mars and his Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Dallas Buyers Club. Known for his amazing transformations for the movie roles and charismatic persona, this 43 year old artist might be really from another planet.

The Man Who is bigger than the words. That's all.

Tilda Swinton is a British actress and a fashion muse for both arthouse and mainstream movies. Academy Award winner for the Best Supporting Actress in Michael Clayton. She graduated at Cambridge University in Social and Political Sciences. She lives in Scotland  with her twins and her partner who is a painter. She was named one of the best-dressed women by The Guardian. This woman is the synonime of art. Check her performance in The Beach, The Chronicles of Narnia, We Need To Talk about Kevin, Only Lovers Left Alive, just to name few. She also played a part of David Bowie's wife in the promotional video for his song The Stars (are Out Tonight). What a perfect collaboration!

9. Sade

Sade Adu is a British Nigerian singer, songwriter, composer and a record producer. She is 56 today, and has been activly performing since 1983. After mega successful album The Lovers Rock in 2000, Sade hasn't released with her band an album until 2010, Soldier of Love, which also became commercially very successful. Sade was listed as one of the 100 Greatest Women in Music. With her unique musical style, mixture of jazz, soul, pop and soft rock, she is very often cited as an influence by numerous artists. At age of 56, still stunning and at the top of her game.

American actress and a film producer, one of the Hollywood's highest-paid actresses and Academy Award winner. Was raised in Germany for 12 years, attended Washington high school and got her degree in drama in East Carolina University. When she moved to Manhattan she supported herself as a bartender, cocktail waitress, and coat checker while auditioning for the roles. Smart, beautiful and hard-working Sandra is today 50, shining brighter than ever.

Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter and a film producer. Although the word comedy first comes to our minds when Jim Carrey mentioned, he has fully shown his talent in dramas and thriller movies: The Truman Show, Man on the Moon, Me, Myself & Irene, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Number 23...He is today 53 and he's B-E-A-utiful.

Today a 45 year old singer, songwriter, fashion designer, plus an actress. Amazing as the solo artist just as the leading vocalist of No Doubt, Gwen is definitely one of the most original and beautiful women ever. With no comparison. 

There are plenty of other well known people who have flourished through the time. Some people burn out too fast, some are desperate in their hunt for the youth, and in the sea of fishes that all look alike, today is the time when maturity and personality appear bigger than the fashion. We still might be a little afraid of the wrinkles, but we have free choice weather to tighten ourselves, or relax and embrace the beauty of maturity.

Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don't see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.
Marianne Williamson


Love, A & M 

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