It was an ordinary afternoon in the Mamamia office.
Then, there was a fleeting moment.
A moment where one asked a probing question we all thought we knew the answer to.
“Wait – how old is Dustin Hoffman?”
Laughing, the number of 60 was tossed around, until our saviour (Google) cleared up that we were wrong. No, not just wrong, wrong by a looooong shot.
With my eyes, that have clearly deceived me for the past 20 years of my life, my laptop screen told me that Hoffman is 80 years old. That is 20 years out - the same amount of time I've gone from a baby to a fully functioning adult.
To be clear, I contend Dustin Hoffman does not look 80. At all. Not even a little bit.
And he's not alone.
It turns out there are many (many, many) celebrities who look GODDAMN NOTHING LIKE THEIR AGE.
Believe singer Cher, who still sings her anthem in leotards (and kills it), looks just about the same as she did 10 years ago.
Cher is 71.
Cher does not look even CLOSE to 71.
2. Gabrielle Union
Actress Gabrielle Union was in her mid-twenties when she played high school sophomore Chastity in 10 Things I Hate About You. That was made in 1999. Math isn't exactly my strong suit, but I think we can all figure out that means she is (SOMEHOW) 45 years old.
That woman... is... 45?
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3. Chris Rock
It's hard to believe that the American comedian is 52 years old. Mostly because he doesn't look it.
4. Pharrell Williams
Singer/songwriter Pharrell Williams - also known as the man who hasn't aged in 20 years - is 44 years old. He must look that young and carefree because he's always Happy.
That, or he's a vampire.
... it's probably the vampire thing.
5. Keanu Reeves.
With an acting career stretching across three decades, it kind of seems unfathomable that Keanu Reeves is 53 years old. Yep. Let that sink in.
6. Jim Parsons
Everyone's favourite science geek from The Big Bang Theory might play a 30-something-year-old, but in real life, Jim Parsons is 44.
7. Stacey Dash
She was Dionne in the iconic 90s cult classic Clueless (the one in the white and black plaid, just in case you forgot), but Stacey Dash is suddenly 50, even though she looks in the mid 30s.
8. Jared Leto
Actor and singer Jared Leto is 45. I think - I mean, I could be wrong - that maybe the beard is hiding a lot (read: nothing).
9. Jane Fonda
Two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda turned 80 (yes, really) yesterday.
10. Chuck Norris
The martial artist, actor and film producer is 77. He looks 57.
WHAT. THE. HELL?
And there we have it.
Has your life been a lie just like mine has?!