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Literary ages vs movie ages

Literary ages vs movie ages

Literary ages vs movie ages

When reading a book, you're allowed an incredible, almost worrying, amount of power. You can imagine the location however you like, the story can progress at whatever speed you wish (a five day break halfway through - go for it) and, most importantly, you can cast whomever you want in the roles.

But when someone else, read Hollywood, snatches this power away, book fans often revolt. Well you know, on Twitter and stuff. We've decided to spend our time looking at the differences in literary characters and big screen actors when it comes to their all important ages. The age of an actor compared to the character in print can change the dynamic and we've found an interesting variety.

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(Images: Caroline Warner)

Silver Linings Playbook

The Human Stain

Notes on a Scandal

Jane Eyre

The Silence of the Lambs

Before I Go To Sleep

American Psycho

Jurassic Park

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Romeo and Juliet

Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown

The Hunger Games

Fifty Shades of Grey

The Killer Inside Me

About A Boy

The Great Gatsby

Gone Girl

The Crucible

Never Let Me Go


A Clockwork Orange

Brighton Rock

Breakfast At Tiffany's