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It's lamentable how older actresses lose work in America after a certain age; this doesn't seem to be the case in western Europe. Catherine Deneuve is working as much as she always has and she's over 60. I know this is a familiar argument, but I'm bored with teenage idols who are winning serious awards before age 20. I am desperate to see mature women in films on the level of Ingrid Bergman in "Goodbye Again". Deneuve was far more interesting and beautiful at 55 than at 25 and she is still widely celebrated in France.
 

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It does get annoying when there are teen "sensations" getting multi million dollar deals and become celebrities. But people want to see fake people.

As long as people worship them, there will always be young "stars".

Its mostly about image. You only need a slight amount of talent if you have a "great" image.
 

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I agree wholeheartedly. "Older" women have so much to teach us about life. Maybe it's because I'm over 40 but I've laways thought women are very intriguing when turn 40 and can stop competing in the "dumb-girl" olympics that society has become.
 

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I agree, blc1. It's crazy. It's almost as if we're going backwards. If Katherine Hepburn had been born in the 1960s rather than 1907, I wonder if she would have got the chance to continue acting for as long as she did. She was 74 when she made "On Golden Pond". But would a film like that even be made today? You'd think that the feminist movement of the 1960s would have encouraged people to assess women on the basis of more substantial things than youth and looks, but it's almost as if they're valued more for their youth and looks now than before.
 

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I agree, blc1. It's crazy. It's almost as if we're going backwards. If Katherine Hepburn had been born in the 1960s rather than 1907, I wonder if she would have got the chance to continue acting for as long as she did. She was 74 when she made "On Golden Pond". But would a film like that even be made today? You'd think that the feminist movement of the 1960s would have encouraged people to assess women on the basis of more substantial things than youth and looks, but it's almost as if they're valued more for their youth and looks now than before.
Yeah it sure seems that way. I'm glad Katharine Hepburn got the chance though. She was Fantastic & On Golden Pond too..
 

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I agree. All these people are going crazy over Miley Cyrus...what does she have to offer, besides bubblegum? No musical talent and no acting talent, just sit there and look pretty.

It was the same thing with Britney Spears and all the boy bands in the 90s. We need real talent in the entertainment industry, not just a bunch of talentless pretty faces.
 
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