9 Celebrities Who Are Pulling A Benjamin Button And Aging Backwards

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Celebrities are generally ageless creatures. They use various serums and black magic to make sure they stay as youthful as possibly, being aware that they’ll be set out to sea on an ice floe the moment they show signs of being over 35. Oops, sorry. That’s the cutoff for the men. For the women it’s 14. Even though Hollywood is full of glowy, age-defying beauty, there are a few people you look at and go, “Wait a minute, is this picture from ten years ago? Do they actually look younger now? What is happening?” These people are what I like to call Benjamin Buttons and Dorian Greys. They’re either aging backwards or not aging at all. Here are just nine of them who make me scramble for a newspaper to double-check what year I’m in.

1. Ralph Macchio
Ralph Macchio Hitchcock Premiere November 18 2012 New York City NY(Photo: Ivan Nikolov/WENN)

This guy is totally a child, right? That is not the face of a 50-year-old man. He could star in a remake of The Karate Kid today and I’d think it was the original from 1984. Okay, so maybe the updated fashion and technology and the lack of Pat Morita would give it away, but you know what I’m saying.

2. John Stamos

John Stamos Delta Air Lines Hosts Summer Collection Beverly Hills, California August 16 2013(Photo: FayesVision/WENN)

Another 50-year-old. What is in that Greek yogurt he’s hawking that makes him look so young? It also helps that he’s still rocking out with Jesse and the Rippers. And his lack of mullet does wonders for his hotness.

3. Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jonathan Taylor Thomas ArcLight Cinema August 14 2013 Hollywood California(Photo: Try CW/WENN)

31 years old and still looks like he’s getting advice from Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor. Jonathan actually had a guest appearance on Tim Allen’s show Last Man Standing, and not only did he look like a teenager, but if you closed your eyes it was like you were listening to little Simba. Ageless looks and ageless voice.

4. Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock New York Premiere of The Heat June 23 2013 New York NY(Photo: Ivan Nikolov/WENN)

Um, excuse me, but when did Sandra Bullock run off and turn 49? Did you see her naked body in The Proposal? Have you seen how many wrinkles she has on her face? Spoiler alert: it’s zero. I am very relieved that Sandy is aging at the rate of a Galapagos turtle, because that means we’ll have more time to watch her be hilarious and heartwarming in movies.

5. Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe Wayne's World Reunion AMPAS April 23 2013 Beverly Hills California(Photo: FayesVision/WENN)

Rob Lowe has made quite the comeback in recent years. In the ’80s he was a pretty-faced heartthrob, and then for a few years his hotness kind of became hit-or-miss. But when he got cast on Parks and Rec and various other hip things, suddenly even 20-something girls were like, “Look at those steely blues. He is lit’rally the hottest guy I’ve ever seen.” He’s 49, by the way.

6. Paul RuddPaul Rudd Late Show With David Letterman July 31 2013(Photo: Kyle Blair/WENN)

44-year-old Paul Rudd still looks like he did when he quasi-inappropiately flirted with Alicia Silverstone in Clueless almost 20 years ago. Talk about boyish good looks. When I saw him in Admission earlier this year I could not take my eyes off him. He manages to mix youthful charm with dashing maturity. He might be the perfect man. No, scratch that, he totally is.

7. Lori Loughlin

Lori Loughlin Hallmark Movie Channel 2013 Summer TV Critics Press Tour July 24 2013 Los Angeles California(Photo: Daniel Tanner/WENN)

Speaking of Full House alums who look like they just finished filming a scene with the baby Olsen twins, let’s discuss Lori “I’m 49 but you’d never know it” Loughlin. She played the mom of a teenage girl in a Lifetime movie earlier this year, and I was convinced they’d cast too young. Look at that skin!

8. Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick MAKERS Women Who Make America February 6 2013 New York City NY(Photo: Kyle Blair/WENN)

Forgive me for using this cliche, but 47-year-old Kyra Sedgwick is like a fine wine. She gets better with age. Every time I see her she looks glowier and more youthful than the last. No wonder she’s been one degree away from Kevin Bacon for 25 years.

9. Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder Disconnect screening April 2013

(Photo: C. Smith/WENN.com)

We really need to talk about this, you guys. I recently watched a video of Winona acting out a skit for that new show Drunk History, and I was 98% convinced they had used scenes from 1996′s The Crucible. But it was new footage. Talk about a comeback. Remember the shoplifting incident? Remember Mr. Deeds?! Remember when all hope seemed lost and we thought we’d never get our dear Lydia Deetz back? Just look at her now, at 41. Did she steal the fountain of youth? Eh? Eh? See what I did?

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    • Olivia Wilson

      Winoa Ryder is about 12.5 years old, forever and always.

      (P.S.- I find it hilarious that the person who took that photo of Lori Loughlin’s name is Daniel Tanner!)

      • Jill O’Rourke

        SO PERFECT.

    • ChiChi

      As soon as I read the title of the post, I got the part ‘He’s aging Backwards!” from the Youtube video ‘Lord of the Rings in 99 seconds’ re-stuck in my head. Thanks guys.

      • Jill O’Rourke

        Oh you could totally say these people are pulling a King Theoden.

      • ChiChi

        Oh yeah. Bigtime.

    • Lola

      Alyssa Milano!!!

      • Jill O’Rourke

        Yes! Another very good choice.

    • Char

      Gosh, to say I was OBSESSED with JTT in his Home Improvement glory days is an understatement. I’m pretty sure I had every Tiger Beat and BOP magazine centerfold of him on my bedroom walls.

      Needless to say, I always like to be reminded that he still looks JUST as good now as he did then.

      • Jill O’Rourke

        I wish he showed up in more things these days.

      • Char

        Same here. Unless it’s for personal reasons that he just didn’t really want to act or be in the limelight anymore, I would definitely love to see him in more roles.

      • Shannon

        You may be surprised but JTT has mental problems his mothers a Narcissistic sociopath and he suffers from Borderline disorder it runs in his family mental illness look up under his Uncle Jeff Weiss in Lufe on his Wiki.
        I used to go to school with him he’s different nice but a different kind of person.

    • Kaleidoscope Queen

      Oh my god, don’t remind me that Clueless is almost 20 years old..

      • Jill O’Rourke

        I struggle with this fact every day.

    • FauxRealFaux

      Uh, none of the above look young for their age- so this is a terrible article. You should have named people like Pharrell, Jay Z, Tina Turner, Chaka Kahn, Stacy Dash, Sally Field, Carlie Rae Jaephson (sp), Ellen D. Generes…. For the most part, black celebrities always look younger than they actually are…

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    • Sammantha

      Um, hello?? Hasn’t ANYONE noticed that Christina Ricci is perpetually 17?

      • Jenni

        Yeah but she basically dated Casper, so let’s not act surprised.

    • Lou

      Patrick Stewart!!

    • Vanessa Vieira

      rachael leigh cook! she still looks about 16.

      • Jill O’Rourke

        This is true. When she got pregnant at first I was like SCANDAL and then I realized she’s 33.

    • Jen

      This is to funny JTT he suffers from Borderline personality disorder and his mother is a
      narcissistic Sociopath. He’s mental totally abnormal man. I hope he gets the help he needs!

    • Britt

      I had class with at Columbia I know Jonathan’s mental off his ass, I always see him
      in the library.

    • Kevin

      JTT looks like an Asian with his big smile. He can’t handle anything by name calling
      he runs and will cry when people call him gay, idiot, and others. He did that at this club
      I saw him at it was quite sad he was also a bit tipsy. Kind of a Loser to be honest.

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