Special Report

Actors With the Longest Careers

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16. Max von Sydow
> Age: 89
> Film credits: 113
> Most recent movie: “Kursk” (2018)
> Earliest movie: “Bara en mor” (1949)

Swedish actor Max von Sydow, with 164 total acting credits, became known to American audiences in the Ingmar Bergman-directed movies “The Seventh Seal” and “Wild Strawberries,” both released in 1957. Von Sydow’s latest film, “Kursk,” was released last year.

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15. Claire Bloom
> Age: 87
> Film credits: 44
> Most recent movie: “Miss Dalí” (2018)
> Earliest movie: “The Blind Goddess” (1948)

While Claire Bloom’s first screen role was in 1948’s “The Blind Goddess,” her big break came a few years later when Charlie Chaplin cast her as Thereza in his 1952 film “Limelight.” She has found consistent work since, most recently starring in the Spanish drama “Miss Dalí,” released last year.

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14. Dean Stockwell
> Age: 82
> Film credits: 90
> Most recent movie: “Entertainment” (2015)
> Earliest movie: “The Valley of Decision” (1945)

Dean Stockwell got his start in as a child actor under contract to MGM beginning in 1945. While he pursued non-theatrical goals in the ’60s and ’70s, Stockwell made a comeback of sorts in the 1980s, starring in popular films such as “Paris, Texas” (1984), “To Live and Die in L.A.” (1985), and “Blue Velvet” (1986).

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13. Beau Bridges
> Age: 77
> Film credits: 72
> Most recent movie: “Elsewhere” (2019)
> Earliest movie: “No Minor Vices” (1948)

Similar to his younger brother Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges made his onscreen debut as a child, appearing in the 1948 comedy “No Minor Vices” alongside yet another actor on this list, Norman Lloyd. Bridges has starred in numerous films since, including “The Fabulous Baker Boys,” in which he appeared with his brother.

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12. Lana Wood
> Age: 72
> Film credits: 23
> Most recent movie: “Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws” (2019)
> Earliest movie: “Driftwood” (1947)

Lana Wood, best known for her portrayal of Plenty O’Toole in the James Bond film “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971), got her start “acting” as an infant in 1947’s “Driftwood.” Though the younger sister of deceased actress Natalie Wood has continued acting in feature films, it was reported in 2017 that she had been evicted from her home due to her inability to pay rent.

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