• Do films couples tend to include older actors and younger actresses?

    14 days ago - By Movies Stack Exchange

    Do films couples tend to include older actors and younger actresses? Are there many film couples in which the actress is older? Is the trend much different from the corresponding tendency of real couples?
    Last night I saw a movie called Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation, and I noticed that the male actors seemed older than the actresses cast as their love interests. I since looked it up: James Stewart was actually around 12 years older than his film-wife Maureen O'Hara, while Fabian and Lauri Peters were actually around the same age.
    Anyhow, this got me thinking about the age gaps between actors...
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