14 acting legends over 70

There aren't very many actors and actresses who have had staying power through the years. Some of the thespians on this list had a flash of brilliance in iconic roles and then came back into the spotlight later in life, while others have maintained steady careers in the industry. Almost every career goes through a slump, but these seniors have either found revitalized success or they never lost it in the first place.

1. Sean Connery


Sean Connery is probably most recognized as the very first (and some say best) James Bond, an iconic role. In 1988, he won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in "The Untouchables" (1987). He is also well-known for his roles as Indiana Jones' father in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989) and William Forrester in "Finding Forrester" (2000).

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