The Oldest Hollywood Stars Who Are Still Around

From the western hero Clint Eastwood to The Graduate‘s Katharine Ross, many iconic stars are still around, even if we don’t hear about them all of the time. Since their time in the spotlight, many stars have worked on various other projects while others opted for a relaxing retirement from Hollywood.

So, without further ado, put your hands together for some of the oldest stars.

Mel Brooks: 96-Years-Old

One of the most successful directors of the 1970s, Mel Brooks’s resume is pretty impressive, with films such as Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, Robinhood: Men in Tights, and The Producers under his dutiful direction.

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20th Century Fox; Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI

Amazingly, Brooks began his career as a writer for the comedy variety series Your Show of Shows.

Tippi Hedren: 92-Years-Old

Tippi Hedren’s life changed when she was discovered by famed director Alfred Hitchcock. Soon after the meeting, Hedren starred in his film The Birds.

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Universal Studios; Greg Doherty/Getty Images for WAV

Her performance was the start of a grand career, one that allowed her to appear on the silver screen until her performance in the 2017 film The Ghost and the Whale.

Clint Eastwood: 92-Years-Old

Actor Clint Eastwood is known for his starring roles in spaghetti westerns throughout the 1960s, thanks to his television performance in Rawhide. He soon became a household name, playing anti-hero characters with dashing good looks.

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Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images; Amy Sussman/Getty Images for AFI

As an actor and director, Eastwood has earned many accolades, including four Academy Awards — two for Best Picture and two for Best Director.

Morgan Freeman: 85-Years-Old

While actor Morgan Freeman didn’t get into acting until later in life, he definitely made a splash in Hollywood when he finally broke into the business in the late 1980s, with his breakout role being the 1987 film Street Smart.

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Fotos International/Getty Images; Michael Regan – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

As of 2022, Freeman has been nominated for numerous accolades, receiving an Academy Award for Best Supporting actor for his role in Million Dollar Baby.

Burton Gilliam: 84-Years-Old

Before making his way to Hollywood, Burton Gilliam was a member of the boxing world as both an athlete and a referee. Thankfully, he broke into the industry and made the iconic film Blazing Saddles, starring as Lyle.

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Warner Bros; Bobby Bank/Getty Images

During his career, Gilliam also made appearances in well-known television shows, including Charlie’s Angels, The A-Team, and The Dukes of Hazzard.

Richard Dreyfuss: 75-Years-Old

Close Encounters of the Third Kind, American Graffiti, and Jaws are only a few of the iconic films Richard Dreyfuss was lucky enough to be a part of.

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Columbia Pictures; Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Coronado Island Film Festival

A familiar face on the silver screen through the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Dreyfuss has a few well-deserved accolades under his belt, including an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Terry Kilburn: 95-Years-Old

Born in London, actor Terry Kilburn made his way to the United States and Hollywood when he was ten years old. From there, he landed the iconic role of Tiny Time in the film adaptation of Charles Dickens’s story A Christmas Carol.

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MGM; CBS

After his last on-screen performance in 1969, Kilburn turned to Oakland University’s Meadow Brook Theatre, where he was the artistic director from 1970 until 1994.

Bob Newhart: 93-Years-Old

Known for his deadpan comedic style, Bob Newhart came into the spotlight in the 1976s with his comedy album The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart.

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CBS; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Surprisingly, Newhart didn’t appear on-screen until the 1970s when he starred as Chicago psychologist Robert Hartley in The Bob Newhart Show. The younger generation, though, probably recognizes him as Papa Elf from Elf.

Terry Moore: 93-Years-Old

Many people might recognize Terry Moore as one of the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age. An Academy Award-nominated actress for her role as Marie Buckholder in the 1952 film Come Back, Little Sheba, Moore’s credits are a mile long.

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Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images; Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

As of 2022, Moore’s last credit is from the 2019 film Silent Life.

Carole Cook: 98-Years-Old

A film and stage actress, Carole Cook, did it all during her heyday. She is arguably best known for her role as Dolly Levi in the Broadway production of Hello, Dolly!, the second actress to take on the iconic character.

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Frank Albert Burke/Fairfax Media via Getty Image; ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

Since her time on the stage and in front of the camera, Cook has retired, working on numerous benefits for AIDS.

Gene Hackman: 92-Years-Old

Since the 1960s, Gene Hackman has been a prominent figure in Hollywood, starring in iconic films such as The French Connection, Hoosiers, Bonnie and Clyde, and Mississippi Burning.

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Twentieth Century Fox; Vera Anderson/WireImage

As of 2022, Hackman has been nominated for four Academy Awards, winning two — one for Best Actor in The French Connection and the other for Best Supporting Actor for Unforgiven.

David Attenborough: 96-Years-Old

While many people might not know his face, they most likely recognize David Attenborough’s voice from his work on Life, a collection of documentaries focusing on life on Earth.

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Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images; David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Apple

A huge supporter of environmental studies, Attenborough has voiced his opinions on mitigating climate change, restoring plant biodiversity, and pretty much everything having to do with nature preservation.

Jack Nicholson: 85-Years-Old

Jack Nicholson is said to be one of the greatest actors of his generation, starring in numerous iconic films that earned him prestigious awards, including two Academy Awards for Best Actor.

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United Artists; Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

He is known for his performances in movies such as The Shining, A Few Good Men, and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. Much to his fans’ dismay, Nicholson retired from acting after his performance in the 2010 film How Do You Know.

Robert Redford: 86-Years-Old

Starting off as a stage actor, Robert Redford made his way to television and then movies in the 1960s. Some of his most famous credits include Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President’s Men.

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Herbert Dorfman/Corbis via Getty Images; Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images

For his outstanding contributions to the film industry, Redford earned the Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002, his second Academy Award.

Ali MacGraw: 83-Years-Old

Actress Ali MacGraw gained attention in Hollywood after her performance as Brenda Patimkin in Goodbye, Columbus. From there, she became the top female box office star in the world in 1972.

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Paramount Pictures; Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

While she doesn’t have many titles on her resume, MacGraw was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2021.

Eva Marie Saint: 98-Years-Old

One of the iconic stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Eva Marie Saint’s resume is beyond impressive, with titles such as North by Northwest, On The Waterfront, and Exodus under her belt.

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MGM; Earl Gibson III/Getty Images

With a career spanning over 70 years, Saint has won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special.

Donald Sutherland: 87-Years-Old

Donald Sutherland began his television and film career back in the 1960s and doesn’t seem to be retiring from Hollywood anytime soon. Sutherland is arguably best known for his roles in Kelly’s Heroes, Klute, and his role as President Snow in The Hunger Games franchise.

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MGM; Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images

He is also known as one of the best actors to new be nominated for an Academy Award (as of 2022).

Dick Van Dyke: 96-Years-Old

Starring in the original production of Bye Bye Birdie and winning a Tony Award for Best Actor, Dick Van Dyke quickly made a name for himself on the stage and, soon after, on the silver screen.

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Walt Disney Pictures; Paul Morigi/Getty Images

Many might recognize him from his role as Bert in Mary Poppins, a performance that made him a Disney legend.

Maggie Smith: 87-Years-Old

The legendary Maggie Smith might be known with the younger generation for her role as Professor McGonagall in the Harry Potter franchise, but her career is so much more.

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Bettmann/Getty Images; Sony Pictures Releasing

Smith has been acting on stage and on-screen since the 1950s and has been apart of iconic casts, including that of Downtown Abbey. She is also one of the few actors to receive the Triple Crown of Acting, having won two Academy Awards, a Tony Award, and four Primetime Emmy Awards.

Barbara Eden: 91-Years-Old

Actress Barbara Eden’s career is very impressive, with her most recognizable performance being the genie Jeannie in 139 episodes of the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.

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NBC; Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images

Due to the popularity of the television series, Eden even wrote a memoir titled Jeannie Out of the Bottle, which debuted at number 14 on The New York Times Best Seller List.

Shirley MacLaine: 88-Years-Old

Known for her roles as a quirky yet strong-willed woman, Shirley MacLaine has had quite a career in Hollywood. Starting out in the industry back in 1955 in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Trouble with Harry, MacLaine proved early on she was a force on the silver screen.

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MGM; Tim Mosenfelder/FilmMagic

Her iconic career has earned her many accolades, including six Golden Globes and an Academy Award.

Nicholas Hammond: 72-Years-Old

Known for his role as Friedrich von Trapp, the eldest von Trapp boy, in The Sound of Music, Nicholas Hammond went on to portray another iconic character on-screen — Peter Parker/Spiderman in the 1970s television series The Amazing Spider-Man.

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Twentieth Century Fox; Steve Granitz/FilmMagic

A long career, starting in the 1960s, Hammond’s most recent film credit is for the 2019 movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

June Lockhart: 97-Years-Old

A leading lady during the Golden Age of Hollywood, June Lockhart has more than one iconic credit under her belt. Lockhart is known for her roles in Lassie, Lost in Space, A Christmas Carol, and Meet Me in St. Louis.

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CBS; Tibrina Hobson/WireImage

With acting in her soul, Lockhart portrayed June, aka the Voice of Alpha Control, in the Netflix reprisal of Lost in Space.

Leslie Caron: 91-Years-Old

Starting her career as a ballerina, Leslie Caron made her way to Hollywood, becoming one of the stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood. People might remember her performances in films such as The Glass Slipper, Gigi, and Daddy Long Legs.

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MGM; John Phillips/Getty Images

Throughout her career, Caron has been the recipient of a Golden Globe and two Academy Award nominations.

Warren Beatty: 85-Years-Old

An actor and filmmaker, Warren Beatty has one of the most storied careers in Hollywood, starting in the 1950s. He starred in iconic films such as Bonnie and Clyde and produced films including Heaven Can Wait and Reds.

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Warner Bros; Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AARP

Beatty has earned over 50 Academy Award nominations for the films he’s produced, and in 1999, he was awarded the Irving G. Thalberg Award, the Academy’s highest honor.

Richard Dean Anderson: 72-Years-Old

While actor Richard Dean Anderson was in many television shows, people probably recognize him from his role as Angus MacGyver in 139 episodes of the hit series MacGyver.

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ABC; Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Not seen on-screen in recent years, Anderson spends his time with his family and working with environmental charity organizations such as the Waterkeeper Alliance.

Paul Michael Glaser: 79-Years-Old

From 1975 until 1979, Paul Michael Glaser played the iconic role of Detective David Starsky in the action television series Starsky and Hutch. From there, fans saw Glaser appear in numerous other shows and even on the silver screen in films such as Princess Daisy and even returning as Detective Starsky in the 2004 film Starsky & Hutch.

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Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images; Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic

His most recent credit is for the 2019 television series Grace and Frankie.

Angie Dickinson: 91-Years-Old

Actress Angie Dickinson to her breakthrough role in 1956, thanks to her performance as Janice in Gun the Man Down. From there, she appeared in numerous films on the silver screen, earning two Golden Globe Awards.

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United Artists; Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for TCM)

Dickinson’s most recent film credit is from the 2004 movie Elvis Has Left the Building.

Katharine Ross: 82-Years-Old

While Katharine Ross mas her on-screen debut in the Civil War period drama Shenandoah, she is arguably best known for her roles as Elaine Robinson in the film The Graduate and for her supporting role as Dr. Lilian Thurman in Donnie Darko.

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United Artists; Presley Ann/Getty Images for LACMA

With her amazing career, Ross has earned two Golden Globes and a British Academy Film Award.

Robby Benson: 66-Years-Old

A teen idol in the 1970s, thanks to the sports movies Ice Castles and One on One, Robby Benson made a splash in Disney when he landed the voice role of the Beast in the animated film Beauty and the Beast.

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Universal Pictures; Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

His last film credit is from the 2019 film Apple Seed.