15 Maggie Gyllenhaal

An incredibly accomplished actress who's probably best known for her turn as Katie Holmes in the Dark Knight movies, Maggie Gyllenhaal has made a name for herself in the acting field. On top of starring in many popular movies and turning in her fair share of critically acclaimed performances, she was

nominated for an Academy Award for Crazy Heart.

If Hollywood was smart, they'd be breaking down Gylleenhaal's door to get her a new role. That's why it is especially surprising to hear her say, “I’m 37 and I was told recently I was too old to play the lover of a man who was 55".

Gyllenhaal also said, "[i]t made me feel bad, and then it made feel angry, and then it made me laugh". Honestly, that seems to be a pretty rational response to this whole situation. It seems, looking at our previous statistics, that being about 20 years younger is just about "right" for Hollywood executives. Ironically, the Dark Knight trilogy, one that she was most famous for, cast her opposite a similarly aged Christian Bale. If those movies were helmed by anyone else, this actress may not have been given the chance to play an iconic role.

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