The most incredible thing in The Age of Adaline isn’t that the plot revolves around a gorgeous, young woman (played by Blake Lively) who gets stuck at the age of 29 for eternity due to some otherworldly phenomenon, but some seriously impressive casting. Namely, that of the talented Anthony Ingruber (Avalon High) playing the younger version of Harrison Ford because… OMG, does this kid look like Harrison Ford or what?!
Ingruber is so impressive at capturing early-day Ford (voice, mannerisms, and all) in the drama, you’ll think it was some sort of CGI wizardry at play. Nope, just damn good casting when it came to the relative newcomer. And good genes, for that matter.
In honor of The Age of Adaline and their spot-on casting, we’re looking back at nine other stars who perfectly pulled off playing the younger version of their older counterparts.
River Phoenix as Young Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Long before Ingruber, there was Phoenix’s iconic turn as a young Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones franchise.
Christa B. Allen as Young Jennifer Garner in 13 Going on 30
Josh Brolin as Young Tommy Lee Jones in Men in Black III
Tom Lipinski as Young Josh Brolin in Labor Day
Zachary Quinto as Young Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Young Bruce Willis in Looper
Mackenzie Foy as Young Jessica Chastain in Interstellar
Reed Thompson as Young Brad Pitt in Moneyball
Yes, you have to play the version of Brad Pitt that is having a hard time cutting it as a baseball player, but you’re still playing Brad Pitt.
Rob Lowe as Young Robert Wagner in Austin Powers
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