Oscars were not only won by young actors but also old Hollywood actors. As a result of this, they also received the title of the oldest actor who managed to bring trophies in several different categories. Their victory is also arguably proof that age is not an obstacle to being able to act in totality in a film as long as the scripts for older actors are well written and match the actors.
Curious who is the oldest Hollywood actor to win at the Oscars?
1. Christopher Plummer (Best Supporting Actor) - 82 Years Old
In early 2021, the film world was enveloped by the sad news of the death of the famous Hollywood actor, Christopher Plummer, at the age of 91 years. This Hollywood actor who was born in 1929 became known for his role as Captain Georg von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music (1965). After that, Plummer was often involved in some popular films for which he won many awards.
During his lifetime, Plummer has been nominated for "Best Supporting Actor" at the Oscars three times. However, he only won once, namely through the film Beginners (2012) which made him the oldest actor ever to win in that category, at the age of 82 years to be exact. Then, in 2018 or when he was 88 years old, Plummer also managed to set another record as the oldest actor to receive a nomination in that category.
2. Jessica Tandy (Best Actress) - 80 years old
Born in England in 1909, the actress whose full name is Jessie Alice Tandy has already started her career in acting when she was 18 years old. Tandy also just made her debut in the world of Hollywood cinema through the film The Seventh Cross (1944). After that, he began to be actively hooked up to become the main character of some films produced in Hollywood until he died of cancer in 1994.
3. Anthony Hopkins (Best Actor) - 83 years old
For those of you who follow the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), you must be familiar with this Odin actor, aka Thor's father, right? Yep, Anthony Hopkins. Apart from being in the MCU, Hopkins can indeed be said to be one of the Hollywood actors who regularly gets roles in Oscar-winning films. Starting from The Silence of the Lambs (1991) to The Two Popes (2019).
Hopkins became the latest Hollywood actor to set a record as the oldest actor at the Academy Awards. Because, thanks to his role in the film The Father (2020), Hopkins won the "Best Actor" trophy at the 2021 Oscars at the age of 83 years. In addition to being the oldest in the "Best Actor" nominations, Hopkins is also the oldest actor in all the acting categories at the Oscars.