Discussion – “Aging” Performances

Posted: January 18, 2015
Orson Welles in 'Citizen Kane' (1941)

Orson Welles in 'Citizen Kane' (1941)

In CHEERS FOR MISS BISHOP, Martha Scott ages 50 years, part of a tradition of stars who age during the course of a film.  What is your favorite “aging” performance?

Neal Gabler’s pick would be Orson Welles’s performance as Charles Foster Kane in CITIZEN KANE.

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  • Andy

    Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose (2007)

  • z2knees

    Odd niche thing to debate, but what the hell. Welles did an amazing job. More subtly, but just as convincingly, Robert DeNiro in Once Upon a Time in America. The makeup artist is essential here.

  • Oliver

    Dustin Hoffman in “Little Big Man”

  • tee

    Good Bye Mr Chips