When Action Stars Get Too Old

This summer’s X-Men: Days of Future x-men-origins-wolverinePast may be the last time  star Hugh Jackman grows out his sideburns, and straps on the adamantium claws.   Sure, there is another Wolverine movie in the works, but Jackman hasn’t been confirmed in the role yet.

It does raise the question, how long can a star continue to play a part, before it becomes, well…  painful to watch.    The James Bond films have shown that audiences can accept new actors into fan favorite roles.  But there are a few actors out there who may hang on to long to a role, or just continue to do films that they really shouldn’t or can’t do. (cough Indiana Jones cough)

So once again we asked our friend Mike Morse for his thoughts…


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